Why self-care is not selfish, with Brodie Welch (part 1)
One of the most common refrains I hear from my busy mom clients is "I don't really have time to take care of myself."When I dig deeper into that, there's often an underlying belief that spending time on things that solely nurture themselves, and are not in the service of their family or others, feel selfish. They feel undeserving of that time and attention.So if you feel like that also? You are not alone.However, one of the main reasons I do this work that I do is because I know that belief is wrong and self-damaging. And I also know - and have experienced - that when we make the effort to put our own needs first, we will have so much more to give to the people we want to care for than when we put our needs last.This week on the podcast, I have a guest whose work has also shown her that when women fail to care for themselves, not only do they get tired and run down, but also they begin to get sick. Brodie Welch is a practitioner of eastern medicine, and her experience treating hundreds of women in clinic led her to become what she calls a self-care strategist. She now helps caring, high-achieving women put themselves on their to-do lists, so they can trade stress and burnout for energy, joy, and vibrant health.Listen to Episode 22 now in the play bar below (reload your browser if you don’t see it). Or find the episode in iTunes or your favorite mobile podcast player.And while you are there, will you please leave a rating or a review. That feedback helps more people find the show, and helps me get a greater variety of guests for you to listen to. I read every review and I love hearing what you have to say!Links for this episode:
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