Are you living the life you love? For most of us, that’s a complicated question that demands an even more complicated answer. To live our best lives, we have to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative---but that’s easier said than done. Join us as we discuss it all with today’s guest. Dr. Raquel Muller is a psychologist, mom empowerment coach, and speaker. She is the founder of Joyful Imperfection Counseling, LLC, and the creator of The Woman System. Dr. Raquel harnesses the power of cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness strategies to empower women to transform negative self-talk, let go of self-doubt and guilt, banish burnout and overwhelm, cultivate a greater self-love, and reconnect with their own greatness so they can create lives that they love while making a positive impact in their families and the world. Show Highlights: Why Raquel is intensely passionate about supporting working moms in creating lives they love and letting go of the old notion of what a “good mom” should be Why having hopes, dreams, and human needs---and honoring those does not make a bad mom Raquel’s personal brand of intensity involves her radiant smile, boundless energy, and much passion How Raquel grew up in Panama as a “good daughter and student” who enjoyed the spotlight, having a mic, and sharing a message The cultural factors that affected Raquel as the oldest in her family who had many behavioral rules to follow How Raquel knew she was expected to be an example for her younger siblings and a proper example for others who saw her in public How her intensity got out of control during college when she lived away from home for the first time in a new culture that gave her more freedom How she started her business and was forced to learn new skills, grow, and get in touch with her dreams How she harnessed the power of her intensity by working with a coach and mentor around spiritual awareness, learning how to frame her fire and power to be more The personal habits that have helped Raquel are gratitude practice, meditation, listing daily wins, and having a vision for her life Good advice Raquel received was to listen to and honor her desires Books that Raquel recommends: The Science of Getting Rich by W. D. Wattles and The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks The empowerment that comes from investing in your growth How Raquel helps mompreneurs with big dreams by teaching them to listen to their desires, create a vision for their lives, and be great role models for their children Raquel’s favorite quote by Howard Thurman: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Parting advice from Raquel: “Create your vision and go for your dreams. Find the thing that brings you alive, and go do it.” Resources: Find Raquel’s website: Joyful Imperfection Counseling Email Raquel: email@example.com Find Raquel’s Facebook group: Redefining Supermom The Science of Getting Rich by W. D. Wattles and The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
Dr. Raquel Muller is a psychologist and also a working mother, just like you.
On the Edge with April Mahoney
Youtube Version : https://youtu.be/hHHGQdji3NMDr. Raquel Muller is a psychologist and also a working mother, just like you. As a wife, mother of two, and professional therapist for 17 years I have struggled with the conflicting and multiple demands of raising a family and being an attentive partner, while also pursuing personal fulfillment through my career. In my work I use my professional skills and personal experiences to teach working moms strategies to help them reclaim the joy of motherhood and find fulfillment both at work and in their relationships.
You Don't Need to be a Supermom, You Just Need to be You, with Dr. Raquel Muller - Ep. 118
Beyond Your Past Radio
Licensed Psychologist turned Coach and Speaker helping moms bust the “supermom” myth and become more calm, effective, confident, and joyfully imperfect moms. Dr. Muller is not only a moms’ coach, but she also a mother. As a wife, mother of two, and professional therapist for 17 years I have also struggled with the conflicting and multiple demands of raising a family and being a loving and attentive partner, while also pursuing personal fulfillment through my career. In my work I use my professional skills and personal experiences to teach moms--whether they work outside of the home or dedicate themselves exclusively to their families-- strategies to help them bust the “supermom” myth so they can reduce stress and be more calm, confident, happy and effective mothers.During our, Dr. Muller and I discuss:How she began working with women, and moms in particular, and how her own experiences in life lead her to the decision of helping moms and trauma survivors.Dr. Muller shares her combined approach of trauma work, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the TEAM approach, which teaches that the agenda of therapy is not dictated by a therapist, or a diagnosis, but rather by what the client wants to work on.We also discuss exactly what CBT is, because let's be real, the mental health world is full of acronyms and we always want to make sure everyone is informed.What exactly is a "supermom", the pressures of trying to be perfect, and live up to the unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves because of what we see others doing?Key elements that are important in helping to heal from trauma. While Dr. Muller specializes in working with women, these principals are universal for all survivors.Work on your mindsetOperate from OverflowMaster Self-AcceptanceActivate Self-CompassionNurture Your RelationshipsWe talk more about the self-acceptance and self-compassion aspects, and how difficult that is especially for trauma survivors.The most important thing to remember when beginning to work on your trauma and change the supermom or super parent mentality.All this and more during my chat with Dr. Raquel Muller on being a survivor, a mother, and learning to be okay with who you are, and just as you are, and know that you are good enough.To learn more about Dr. Muller, including her work as a therapist, her videos, and more about busting the supermom myth, head over to https://www.joyfulimperfectioncounseling.com/ You can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook by searching for "JoyfulImperfectionCounseling".Be sure and subscribe to Beyond Your Past on your favorite podcasting app and consider sharing this episode with someone who might benefit from it.Matthew Pappas, CLC, MPNLPAll conversation and information exchanged during participation on the Beyond Your Past Podcast, on BeyondYourPast.com, and BeyondYourPastRadio.com is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing on these podcasts or posted on the above mentioned websites are supplements for or supersedes the relationship and direction of your medical or mental health providers.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sPH8pMZ)
Episode 36- The Myth of the Super Mom With Dr. Raquel Muller
The Captivatingly Confident Podcast
There’s never been a more challenging time to be a mom. As a coach, speaker, psychologist, wife, and a mother of two, Dr. Raquel Muller knows first hand how self-criticism, comparisons, and unrealistic expectations can cause moms to experience a disproportionate amount of stress, overwhelm, and guilt. After struggling with these issues herself, she used the skills she has learned as a psychologist, a mother, and an entrepreneur to become a more patient, confident, and loving mother. Dr. Muller now uses these same techniques to empower moms and teach them ways to relieve the pressure, reconnect with the joys of being a mom, and maintain a happy marriage, all while becoming happier and more fulfilled women in the process.
23: Breaking Down The Super Mom Myth with Dr. Raquel Muller
There’s never been a more challenging time to be a working mom. As a professional, a wife, and a mother of two, Dr. Raquel Muller knows first hand how self-criticism, comparisons, and unrealistic expectations fueled by the “supermom” myth can cause moms to experience a disproportionate amount of stress, overwhelm, and guilt. After struggling with these issues herself, she used the skills she has learned as a psychologist, a mother, and a business owner to become a more patient, effective, and loving mother. Dr. Raquel now uses these same techniques to empower moms and teach them ways to relieve the pressure while still being great moms, maintaining happy marriages, and becoming happier, more fulfilled women in the process. Dr. Raquel Muller is originally from Panama City, Panama and came to the U.S. almost 30 years ago. She completed two Master’s degrees and earned her doctorate in Family Psychology in 2004 from Seton Hall University. She worked as a licensed psychologist for over 12 years across three states. She has now transitioned from the therapy realm to being a coach and speaker, inspiring and supporting mothers to be the best moms they can be by developing themselves as human beings. Dr. Raquel believes that happy, confident moms provide a great role model to their kids of how to create a successful and fulfilling life. In addition to speaking to local groups of moms, Dr. Raquel has been featured on the The Emerging Pearl TV show, the Chicks Connect Radio podcast, and the Red Tricycle online magazine. She also offers inspirational and educational content in her Facebook Fan page, Joyful Imperfection Counseling, as well as her Facebook group “Recovering Supermoms,” and she writes a blog dedicated to moms. In her spare time Dr. Raquel enjoys spending time with her girlfriends, reading, watching TV, traveling, cooking, being the designated kitchen taste tester when her husband cooks, and spending time with her family. Learn more about Dr. Raquel Muller at www.JoyfulImperfectionCounseling.com or keep in touch with her and visit her FB.com/JoyfulImperfectionCounseling page. Follow Founder + Host Kareen Mills on IG, Twitter, FB, LinkedIn @KareenMills and her podcast IG @BeingMotherhustler Listen on iTunes, Spotify or YouTube here https://linktr.ee/kareenmills --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beingmotherhustler/support