The Shameless Mom Academy
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 (such as Gretchen Rubin, Carrie Wilkerson, JJ Virgin, Susan Hyatt, Cathy Heller, Nichole Nordeman, Melanie Shankle, and Jadah Sellner) 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.
304: Rachel Steinman: Inherited...A Memoir of 4 Family Suicides
Rachel Steinman is the debut author of “Inherited: An Insane Family Memoir,” coming out soon. Described as a literary Jackie Collins, Rachel’s writing is steamy and confessional while remaining poignant and inspirational. Rachel received her Bachelor's in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and her Masters in Education from UCLA. She’s written a treatment for a TV series based on her book and is working on adapting the story to become a serial podcast.When she’s not writing personal essays, she's writing editorial copy part-time for a luxury lifestyle business. Rachel lives in Los Angeles with her Internet marketing genius and hilarious husband, their athletic, musical and bright teenage daughters (13 and 16), and their ridiculously cute rescue puppy. I reached out to Rachel after she shared part of her story in a Facebook group we’re in. She shared that she was writing a memoir about four suicides in her family and her path to mental health advocacy. Rachel’s family story is tragic, but not without some valuable lessons. And her journey in uncovering the layers of her family story is beyond compelling. I am so grateful she agreed to come on the show and share her story with us. Listen in to hear Rachel share: How she found her grandfather’s unfinished memoir that told the story of 4 family suicides How learning her family history helped her destigmatize mental illness The importance of teaching your kids about their families stories, traumas, and risk factors How family trauma becomes a part of our DNA How she faced her family after writing about their darkest moments – and strengthened strained relationships Links Mentioned: Find Rachel’s writing on Medium Rachel Steinman Follow Rachel on Twitter Connect to resources at The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI Thank you to our sponsors: Hello Fresh: Save $80 off your first month of meals by visiting Hello Fresh and entering the promo code SHAMELESS80 at checkout. Hourglass Cosmetics: Get free shipping with your purchase of a full sized Caution Mascara at Hourglass Cosmetics and use the promo code SHAMELESS at checkout. Instacart: Get your groceries delivered to your door! Save $10 off your first order at Instacart or on the Instacart mobile app when you use the promo code SHAMELESS10 at checkout.
303: 6 Tips To Turn Around A Terrible Day
I’m not gonna sugar coat it. You will have hard days. Like, curl up in a ball and cry hard days. Like lay on the floor kicking and screaming hard days. Like, lose your cool with your kids hard days. Like, hate your husband hard days. Like you want to throw your coffee in your co-workers face hard days. It’s going to happen. And here’s the deal. You can handle it. You can do hard things. You are resourceful and resilient. You have superpowers. You can make magic happen. But without firmly believing in these 5 things, you won’t be able to turn your hard days around. You must firmly believe you can change the course of your day. You must deeply connect to your ability to shift your own narrative and trajectory in the middle of your hardest moments. This takes some work - and a lot of practice. The good news is that the chaos of kids gives you plenty of opportunities to practice, right?? So, don’t worry, you have plenty of time to become an expert Terrible Day Turn Arounder. In this episode, my very special guest Vinnie Dean joins me to talk about our recent opportunity to turn around a terrible day. It was a hard day, friends. There were a lot of tears. We were both exhausted and shaken – unsure we could change the course of the day (and it was only 10 am). But WE DID IT. I talk you through how Vinnie and I turned our day around as well as 6 tips you can put in your back pocket for the next time you need to turn around a terrible day. Links Mentioned: Join me at Inspired Mama on March 23rd: Inspired Mama Thank you to our sponsors: Bioclarity: Go to Bio Clarity and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout to get your free clarifying masque when you purchase a skincare routine.
302: Nicole Walters: Unexpected Overnight Shameless Mom of 3
By age 28, Nicole Walters was a highly-paid executive at a Fortune 500 company, managing multibillion-dollar accounts. But something wasn’t right. “My job was feeding my family, but not my soul,” she says. So in YRTK, Nicole quit her corporate job to open her own business and product development consulting firm, The Monetized Life. As her audience ramped up, so did her revenue—she made $11,000 in the first three weeks of working with small business clients full time. Now, when she’s not hanging out with her husband and their three adopted kids, she shares her secrets to earning “passive income” with other entrepreneurs through her wildly popular online course, 1K1Day. “I teach people how to add commas to their bank accounts,” says Nicole. “They learn that they don’t have to trade time for money.” I discovered Nicole on Instagram and was immediately drawn to her story of becoming an unexpected overnight Shameless Mom to 3 sweet daughters. I am so excited to share her Sham...
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