This is the latest – and final – installment in my summer-long series, taking you on my journey of recovering from overwhelm and burnout and learning ways to sustainably keep going. Click here for the first installment, “Feeling guilty,” and click here for the most recent in the series, “One thing I cannot live without.”
First of all, how are you today?
I hope you are hanging in there!
I’ve spent the summer thinking deeply on the work that I do.
All during this season, I’ve written to you on what’s helping me overcome guilt, burnout, and exhaustion.
(The short answer:
– Slowing way, way down
– Determining what is in my control and what isn’t
– Working to be kind and not judgmental
– Incorporating seemingly frivolous things, such as light fiction, music, and laughter)
I want to wrap this series up today by sharing the fundamental lesson that I’ve learned, during this season of exploration.
It started with a feeling of unworthiness.
A feeling that how I show up for my family, my kids, how I show up for you?
It’s wrong, all wrong.
That’s how I felt earlier on in this season. Continue reading “Never doubt your work or your worth”
Welcome to this second installation of Basics Bootcamp!
I tell some truths today that we need to hear and recognize, if we are going to raise a happy family and feel good inside ourselves.
Just like the title says, I do dive into my biggest and deepest fears about the pressures put on you, as you raise your kids.
I say things today that scare the bejabbers out of me!
But I know they need to be said.
As a child development expert, I’m the one who has to say them.
I also share something positive: my biggest hope.
It’s a buckwild episode for buckwild times… Let’s dive in!
PS lots of links today!
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We’ve moved to an every-other-week format, and each episode I am highlighting a great episode from the past!
Today, I offer my conversation with Jonathan Fields, founder of The Good Life Project from December 2016. It’s maybe even more relevant today than when we originally recorded.
Continue reading “344: The Secret Fears of a Child Development Expert”
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