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 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
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.”
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:
It’s no secret that this time of year can leave us feeling overwhelmed. From buying gifts to decorating the home and making cookies, we often feel burdened by extra responsibilities. Here are 5 ways to manage holiday stress:
Back in October, Allyson and Tiffany of “The Sisterhood Podcast” discussed my TEDx Ogden Talk entitled “The Costs of Idealizing Motherhood”on their show. Later, they were kind enough to have me on an episode to tell more about what inspired my talk.
I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Todd Sylvester of the Beliefcast Podcast to discuss my personal and professional journey. As a private practitioner, I have worked primarily with women but have helped all different clients with topics like emotional management, differentiation of self, how to care for yourself and your family, and assertiveness in relationships.
Developing a close and healthy relationship with a romantic partner inevitably means that at times, both individuals will take missteps. While it’s normal to make mistakes, the way we respond to our own actions and words can either strengthen or detract from the relationship. When you find that you’ve said or done something wrong, here are some strategies to offer a sincere and meaningful apology: