I recently had the opportunity to discuss how moms can build resilience during the pandemic with Lindsay Aerts of The Mom Show. Living through a pandemic can increase stress and anxiety as moms face challenges such as canceled plans, loss of childcare, and isolation. Resilience is what helps us get through these and other difficult situations.
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.
I recently got to speak with Cynthia and Susan of the “At Last She Said It” podcast about the topic of authority as it relates to receiving revelation for our lives. In our discussion, we talk about what to do when personal authority and general authority seem to conflict, how to differentiate while still remaining part of the Church community, and how to claim stewardship for our own lives.
I was pleased to sit down with Courtney Anderson of Spa Trouvé to talk about some ideas and insights from my book “The Assertiveness Guide for Women.” We talk about differences between assertiveness and aggression as well as some tools to be more assertive.
I was recently interviewed therapist and host Geoff Steurer on the topic of why idealizing motherhood can be harmful to women’s mental and emotional health. Specifically, we discuss:Read more
In this podcast interview I talk with my colleague Geoff Steurer LMFT about specific assertiveness skills that women need to be cultivate who have been betrayed by a partnerRead more
If we don’t invest time in developing our sense of self, we can’t be “self-less.” We wouldn’t have anything to offer. – Dr Julie Hanks
!I talked with Angilyn and Nate Bagley recently about how to balancing caring for the self while caring and sacrificing for others and God. Enjoy!
I loved interviewing with Monica Packer, host of About Progress Podcast on the topic of playing the mommy martyr in your family. Here’s how she describes the episode. “If you feel a little bit lost, uncertain of where to start, or even what’s missing, I have been there. I’m even sharing an experience years ago that made me feel like pursuing anything outside of my children was selfish. Now I know that to be more selfless, to be able to give of myself to my family, I have to be my whole self first. Tune in to this episode for the practical push you need find your passions again.”
With all of the focus on physical health during the Corona Virus Pandemic, it’s easy to forget about our mental health. While we are focused on protecting our physical health by staying home, social distancing, and refraining from many of our usual activities, our mental health may suffer. The change in routine, social isolation, a sense of uncertainty, and increased stress may leave us feeling heightened anxiety, a sense of hopelessness or doom, agitated, frustrated, or a variety of other difficult emotions.Read more
I recently sat down with Sarah from the BirthCircle podcast to discuss postpartum mood disorders and other women’s issues surrounding pregnancy and birth. Here are some highlights from our conversation: