28 episodes

All busy moms want to know the secret to consistently living healthy, happy lives amidst all of the crazy -- which, some days, feels like it may as well be a unicorn hiding in a mystical forest where babies are friendly giants, toddlers rule the land, and Guilt is the queen’s relentless adversary. So, how can you mindfully create the life you want, in a season where it feels like you are running from one moment to the next: retroactively responding, triaging, and rarely proactively directing and intentionally creating your life’s trajectory? Samantha Dorsey - prenatal and postnatal fitness specialist, business owner, and Jesus-lovin’ mama of 2 young boys - believes that self-awareness is the first step to self-care, introspection paves the way for intentionality, busyness is not a barometer for worth, and nurturing others and nurturing yourself don’t have to be at odds. In this podcast, Samantha challenges the common facade that we’re all “doing fine,” and unravels the common misconception that moms who prioritize taking care of themselves are on the wrong end of the selflessness-selfishness spectrum.

For more wellness tips for moms and moms-to-be, head over to www.proACTIVEmoms.com

She's Not Selfish Samantha Dorsey

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

All busy moms want to know the secret to consistently living healthy, happy lives amidst all of the crazy -- which, some days, feels like it may as well be a unicorn hiding in a mystical forest where babies are friendly giants, toddlers rule the land, and Guilt is the queen’s relentless adversary. So, how can you mindfully create the life you want, in a season where it feels like you are running from one moment to the next: retroactively responding, triaging, and rarely proactively directing and intentionally creating your life’s trajectory? Samantha Dorsey - prenatal and postnatal fitness specialist, business owner, and Jesus-lovin’ mama of 2 young boys - believes that self-awareness is the first step to self-care, introspection paves the way for intentionality, busyness is not a barometer for worth, and nurturing others and nurturing yourself don’t have to be at odds. In this podcast, Samantha challenges the common facade that we’re all “doing fine,” and unravels the common misconception that moms who prioritize taking care of themselves are on the wrong end of the selflessness-selfishness spectrum.

For more wellness tips for moms and moms-to-be, head over to www.proACTIVEmoms.com

    #27: No Pain, No Gain? A Chat About Pelvic Pain with Dr. Addie Long, DPT

    #27: No Pain, No Gain? A Chat About Pelvic Pain with Dr. Addie Long, DPT

    This week, Dr. Addie Long is back with us discussing the common postpartum experience of pelvic pain. The episode opens with a special introduction to honor bereaved families during this month of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness.
    Come continue the conversation online! https://www.facebook.com/groups/proactivemoms

    • 31 min
    #26: Finding Freedom from Leaking with Dr. Addie Long, DPT

    #26: Finding Freedom from Leaking with Dr. Addie Long, DPT

    Dr. Addie Long, DPT is with us today for a candid and hopeful conversation about stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and its effects, mitigation, and resolution during and after pregnancy. In this episode, we explore:
    The differences between stress, urge, and mixed urinary incontinence Causes of SUI Why SUI resolves after pregnancy for some, and not for others When to modify movements during pregnancy Embracing hope and resolving SUI And more! Are you pregnant or any duration postpartum, and experiencing SUI? Claim YOUR freedom here: https://proactivemoms.mykajabi.com/membership
    Come continue the conversation online! https://www.facebook.com/groups/proactivemoms

    • 40 min
    #25: Your Self-Compassion Needs THIS Upgrade

    #25: Your Self-Compassion Needs THIS Upgrade

    Are you prone to comparing yourself and your situation to those around you? It turns out, freedom from comparison is more than ineffectually trying to convince ourselves to ‘just think differently,’ or beating ourselves up for once again falling into the same unwanted and seemingly involuntary way of thinking. In today's episode, we explore why our heartfelt attempts at self-compassion will always be incomplete when we are subconsciously prone to comparison, and HOW to begin changing the pattern!
    Come continue the conversation online! https://www.facebook.com/groups/proactivemoms

    • 47 min
    #24: DRA Q&A, with Addie Long, DPT

    #24: DRA Q&A, with Addie Long, DPT

    • 34 min
    Say It Again with Jessica Mostaffa - Installment 1

    Say It Again with Jessica Mostaffa - Installment 1

    Today's episode is the first installment in an exciting new series called "Say it Again," in which Jessica Mostaffa of Wild Hope KC will be joining us to share the mental health perspective for previously published episodes of She's Not Selfish. "Say It Again" is kind of like a fun and honest small group therapy session that is, of course, packed full of goodness! Our conversation today is based on Episode 20 and Episode 21 "Melding Motherhood and Your Passions" (Parts 1 and 2). Come on, mama, let's add some insights and skills to our mental wellness tool kits!
     
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    • 54 min
    Upleveling from Reactive to Proactive Parenting

    Upleveling from Reactive to Proactive Parenting

    What adjectives would you use to describe your parenting style and strategy? Do you ever feel overwhelmed, frustrated or uncertain about how to handle situations that come up with your kids? Today, I am joined by Parenting Specialist Rachel Bailey who is known by her clients for working magic! For Rachel, the 'magic' comes down to understanding how children are physiologically and psychologically wired, and using that knowledge to our advantage. She is sharing with us all about how to nurture proactivity, harmony, and mutual feelings of respect and success for ourselves and our kids. Come on, mama, let's uplevel our mommin' skills!
     
    In today's episode, we discuss:
    'Band-Aid parenting' versus 'long-game parenting' Our children's brains, how to work with rather than against their wiring, and the major 'tools' that are not innate to our children and need to be learned The effectiveness of becoming curious and seeing situations from our children's perspectives Our children's 'control banks,' and why & how to give our kids 'options within boundaries' Shifting from external motivators (like rewards and consequences) to internal motivation Nurturing a feeling of success in motherhood Click through to the show notes

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

JoelS33 ,

Couldn’t stop listening!

I’m not a mom, but I immediately connected with these principles as they relate to the way chronic illness impacts my life & marriage - I couldn’t stop listening! Samantha’s soothing voice of encouragement speaks to the universal challenge of redefining & rediscovering yourself after major life transitions. That’s a tall order and she delivers! I love her honesty & vulnerability. Her style is very easy to follow - she’s focused and packs each episode with powerful & empowering concepts that are clearly articulated. She’s Not Selfish does a fantastic job of dismantling myths that get in the way of self-care, such as helping remove the judgment around needs themselves (because we’ve all got ‘em!) & the fear that someone has to lose if I take time out for me. She then serves up a gentle but mighty reminder that nourishing ourselves (& teaming up with our significant others to do the same) is an act of love in which everyone can win! I feel so inspired - I can’t wait to hear future episodes! Thanks for allowing us to join you on this rich journey, Samantha!

Jennifer Shafer ,

Turn that struggle bus around because Samantha is so relatable and just a bowl full of knowledge!

I’m so happy that I came across this podcast. I look forward to Samantha’s episodes every week. They have really made a positive impact in my every day life. I am a mom of a 1 and 3 year old and dude, motherhood is hard, like Samantha says! This podcast is so relatable that I feel like I’m just sitting and chatting with one of my close friends. I never really suffered from postpartum depression, but I think we all, as mothers, as keepers of our families, we all have those ‘baby blues’ sort of days. Samantha’s podcast reminds me how important self-care is and how to achieve that while still being the rock of my family.

Frumpymouse ,

Amazing

Samantha is a great resource for bringing important information to moms in creative ways. She helps to challenge thoughts and practical strategies for feeling and doing different. Not to mention, she has THE BEST podcast voice.

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