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Aspirational Shame in Motherhood: The Motherhood Tribe Podcast

I recently had the opportunity to discuss aspirational shame in mothers with Katy and Valerie of “The Motherhood Tribe” podcast. Aspirational shame is a topic I’ve written about for many years and refers to the feelings of guilt or unworthiness that some women experience when they have desires or ambitions outside of their home and family life.

Aspirational shame comes from a society that has told women they have to make a choice between a family and a career. By having supportive influences (including a spouse!), honoring your desires, navigating difficult experiences or even forging a new path, you can overcome this sense of shame in order to fully contribute your creative offerings while also maintaining your relationships.

Listen to our discussion above!

Read here for more on aspirational shame.

About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to TV Shows and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available. Dr. Hanks is currently accepting coaching clients.

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