The Mother Flipping Awesome Podcast
Season 3, Episode 13: On "Dying to Be a Good Mother"
On this episode, Abigail interviews...
Today I am speaking with Heather Chauvin a leadership coach who helps ambitious, overwhelmed women conquer their fears and become leaders at work and at home. Drawing from her professional experience as a social worker and her life experience raising three boys, Heather created a signature approach to help her clients create and enjoy sustainability, profitability and ease in business and life. She is the host of the Mom Is In Control podcast where she reveals her most vulnerable truths about womanhood, marriage, parenting, living through stage 4 cancer and running a successful business without burning out. Today we will be discussing her first book, out now: "Dying to Be a Good Mother."
This week Abigail speaks with leadership coach Heather Chauvin, author of "Dying to Be a Good Mother." They have a frank and personal discussion about the ways mothers sometimes don't care for ourselves until it's too late. We talk about why this deep-rooted problem needs to change, and how we can each personally begin to shift it.
2:00 Let's meet Heather!
3:00 No relationship to Derek Chauvin, and how this brings up a discussion of white privilege.
8:00 It may be uncomfortable but it's important to lean into the hard discussions.
10:00 In the caring and service of children, it activates our love and protection of them.
13:45 Heather's perspective on life after surviving cancer.
18:00 Not being able to save others from the depths of themselves.
20:00 The stigma mothers can experience when they take time away from the family to enjoy a vacation.
22:00 Using your rage to get in touch with your values to be able to change the world.
26:00 Behavior is a language (even the negative ones) and learning to listen and let go of what is no longer serving you.
32:00 Co-creating with others who have different experiences and stories.
35:00 The more willing you are to be uncomfortable, the more doors will open to who you truly are.
40:00 How to manage energy not time by reverse engineering your life.