Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy to help moms lead more positive, powerful and purposeful lives #everydamnday. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, speaker, and transformation coach who spent the last 16+ years serving moms in the fields of psychology, sociology, health & wellness. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work, and if you’re not paying attention you can completely lose your own sense of identity while raising babies. Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she and her notable guests dig deep into topics like creating the confidence you crave; turn your struggles into strengths, building better boundaries, and tuning into tiny habits that can change your life. Discover how why thousands of moms all over the world are turning to The Shameless Mom Academy to live bigger, bolder, braver lives #everydamnday.
Irina Gonzalez: Managing Sobriety And Anxiety As A New Mom In A Pandemic
Irina Gonzalez is a Latina, bisexual, sober Shameless Mom. She is also an editor & freelance writer covering parenting, recovery, and Latinx culture. Currently, she is the Content Marketing Manager at Tempest, a membership program that empowers you to live alcohol-free. She is also the creator of the Pandemic Mama podcast, which brings you real conversations about having a baby during COVID-19 times. Her work has appeared in over 50 publications, including The Washington Post, O! The Oprah Magazine, Parents, and more. She is a new resident of Denver, where she lives with her husband, spunky toddler, and their fur babies.
I recently heard an interview my dear friend Laura Cathcart Robbins did with Irina and I immediately knew I wanted to ask Irina to join me in the Shameless Mom Academy. She is brilliant in so many ways and extremely generous in the ways she shares her stories. I think this conversation will open your eyes and inspire you to look at some of your coping skills to assess what’s working and what’s not - and what coping mechanisms might help you the most.
Listen in to hear Irina share:
Why balance is a “damn bad idea” How she’s juggling being back at work full time, caring for her 14 month old, and finding a sense of self The unique intersections of her identities as a Latina, bisexual, sober, mother and writer Her journey into sobriety The labels of “alcoholic” vs “alcohol use disorder” Why the 12 step recovery framework doesn’t resonate with her How moms are not being supported by Mommy Wine Culture The connections she made between her alcohol use and anxiety 8 coping mechanisms she’s using to deal with anxiety and managing her mental health in a pandemic How she’s taking pride in “showing up as who I am and being vocal about it!” Links mentioned:
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How Procrastination & Perfectionism Are Keeping You Stuck
A couple years ago, I had a major AHA. I was reading Jon Acuff’s book, FINISHED, and he was talking about perfectionism and the connection between perfectionism and procrastination.
Society tells you that procrastination is a sign of laziness or a lack of commitment. Society makes procrastinators feel like crap.
But Jon pointed out that procrastination can often be a form of perfectionism.
We already know that perfectionism keeps us in our own way - BIG TIME. It prevents us from starting and even more so from finishing. Same with procrastination. We often procrastinate because we are spinning in perfectionism:
What is the next right step?
Should I go with option A or option B?
What if I can’t finish?
What if I can’t even start?
What if I fail and other people judge me?
What if, what if, what if????
Any of this sound familiar?
All of this month, we are talking about getting out of your own way. Perfectionism is a huge way that we get in our own way and procrastination is often a major symptom of perfectionism.
Listen in to learn more about how perfectionism and procrastination might be keeping you super stuck in your own way.
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Laura Cathcart Robbins: Why We Must Make Space For Women's Stories
Laura Cathcart Robbins is an author, writer, podcast host, mother of Miles and Justin, Hon’s GF, dedicated inclusionist, disruptor, thought leader, ally, volunteer, storyteller, public speaker, and often the only one in the room.
She is also a freelance culture writer and host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room, living in Studio City, California. Her recent articles in HuffPo and The Temper on the subjects of race, recovery, and divorce have garnered her worldwide acclaim. She currently sits on the advisory boards of the San Diego Writer’s Festival and the Outliers HQ podcast Festival.
This is a super special conversation from inside the Shameless Mom Con Collective. I invited Laura to come have a conversation with me about sharing women's stories, as we have collectively shared hundreds and hundred of womens’ stories over the last few years. The power of sharing our stories is so significant and I knew Laura would have a lot of insight into this. I hope this conversation inspires you to share your stories in the spaces you feel safe to do so.
Listen in to hear us share:
What inspired us to start making space for other women’s stories What we’ve learned after sharing hundreds of women's stories over the last few years Some of our favorite stories that we’ve shared on our podcasts Why we are all more powerful when we start sharing our stories How to create safe spaces for women to share stories Links mentioned:
Download my free Shameless Motivational Coloring Book Podcast: The Only One In The Room Connect with Laura: theonlyonepod.com Thank you to our sponsors:
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5 Reasons You Might Be Getting In Your Own Way
Last week we kicked off our June theme, Get Out Of Your Own Way, discussing 7 ways you might be getting in your own way. This week we are digging deeper to explore WHY you might be getting in your own way.
The WHY matters! If you can recognize why you’re getting in your own way, you will have the power to see patterns and threads that you likely repeat throughout your life - likely keeping you feeling stuck at times.
In this episode, we will dig into everything from social conditioning to self limiting beliefs to self doubt to trauma - all of which can play a major role in keeping you stuck.
In looking inward at your WHY, you will begin to see how you can heal some of these patterns and start to build new, more functional patterns - which will ultimately propel you forward.
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Elizabeth DiAlto: How to Embody Your Wild Soul
Known for her raw, honest, and grounded approach to self-help and spirituality, Elizabeth DiAlto specializes in helping women embody self love, healing, wholeness, and liberation. Her body of work has evolved out of 12+ years of experience across several fields including: Fitness, Self-Help, Wellness, Spirituality, Coaching, Personal Development, and Healing -- the last seven of which she’s spent helping women untame themselves.
Everything she does is also informed by her own healing and education around embodiment, energy medicine, self love, collective liberation, boundaries, body image, trauma, healthy relationships, and identity. Elizabeth is the creator of Wild Soul Movement and the Wild Soul Archetypes Quiz, founder of The Institute for EMBODIED Living, and host of the EMBODIED podcast - which has been downloaded over 3 million times.
I’ve known Elizabeth for over 10 years. Watching the evolution of her work has been incredible. She shares her growth in such beautiful ways - that allow you to grow within her. You’re going to love this conversation.
Listen in to hear Elizabeth share:
The importance of listening inward to gain self knowledge and expand your perception of what you think you’re capable of The energetic exchange that is an archetype Why learning about your Wild Soul Archetype will help you lean more into who you already are but might not be able to see yet The importance of healing, wholeness and liberation for all moms Her 5 part framework for self love Why it’s important and LIBERATING to identify what you suck at Specific practices to get grounded and get out of your mind and into your body Links mentioned:
Connect with Elizabeth Take the Wild Soul Archetype Quiz Listen to Elizabeth’s Podcast: Embodied Download the Embodiment Bible: Embodiment Bible Elizabeth on Instagram Elizabeth on YouTube Elizabeth on Facebook Thank you to our sponsors:
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Summer Series: 7 Ways You’re Getting In Your Own Way
EEEK!! This is the first week of our Summer Series: Lead Like A Mother! Every Monday this summer, I will be sharing content around how to help you lead in bigger, bolder, braver ways.
For the month of June, we will be talking about how to get out of your own way. We will kick this off by talking through 7 ways you might be getting in your own way.
From playing small to getting stuck in analysis paralysis to being the gatekeeper of all.the.things., we all get in our own way - on the regular.
This episode will open your eyes to the ways you consciously and unconsciously get in your own way - which will be the first step in starting to GET OUT of your own way.
Let’s dig in!
Time to plan MY summer bucket list. Needed the reminder to make a plan for me this summer. Love all the goodness that Sara puts out there. Thanks for helping us be Shameless Moms. 💜 Jess
Every episode feels like an honest love letter.
I truly appreciate how Sara curates the show to include so many different voices and so many different perspectives around parenting. Seeing the representation of content is so heart warming. Honest, & heartfelt. Please keep it up!
I LOVE this podcast!
I stumbled upon this podcast after having my second child and was suffering from postpartum anxiety disorder. I was absolutely hooked and became a devote follower after listening to the power of positive thinking podcast #259. I come back to that podcast when I need to pull myself out of negative headspace.
Somehow Sara always seems to tap into topics that align with what is happening in my life and provides helpful tips as well as empowerment and insight from amazing women that she interviews.
Sara, thank you for providing such great content and creating this community! I look forward to joining a Shameless Mom Con soon!!