Rank #1: Unhealthy Stress & Habits? Break the Cycle! Episode 87
Would you like to feel more peace, happiness, and love in your daily life—love for yourself, your family, and your opportunities?
If so, join us for this podcast with Rachel Nielson, a young mother who went to counseling for an eating disorder and discovered concrete ways that all mothers can “break the cycle” of unhealthy stress in their lives.
Listen in as Rachel and April discuss specific strategies to do the following:
- control and reverse negative thoughts, particularly about yourself
- acknowledge and feel difficult emotions that you may be avoiding
- identify and implement behaviors that will maximize joy and minimize stress in your daily life
Click the image below to read the podcast summary:
**If you enjoyed this podcast, listen to Part 2, Listening To and Loving your Body through Intuitive Eating.
Articles about Controlling Your Thoughts
“It Is What It Is” by Rachel Nielson
“Thought Replacement Therapy” by Saren Loosli
“The Greatest Love of All?” by Allyson Reynolds
“The Surprising Way I Confronted My Eating Disorder” by Rachel Nielson
Articles about Feeling Your Emotions
Riding the Motherhood Waves of Pain and Joy by Saren Loosli
Articles and Resources about Implementing Behaviors that Minimize Stress and Maximize Joy
Mommy Is A Person by April Perry
Mommy’s Quiet Time 101 by April Perry
Books and Resources for Overcoming Eating Disorders
How Much Does Your Soul Weigh? by Dr. Dorie McCubbrey (Rachel’s counselor)
Rachel loves birthday surprises, summer sunsets, and a handsome man named Ryan. She taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to their son, Noah Atticus, who was born in August of 2011. His little sister, Sally Grace, arrived in July of 2014. Rachel and Ryan consider both of their babies to be miracles, as Noah is adopted and Sally was conceived through IVF. When Rachel is not caring for the littles or picking up the house for the 100th time, she edits for Power of Moms and blogs about motherhood, infertility, adoption, eating disorders, her ridiculously cute children, and the ups and downs of daily life. Nothing gives her more satisfaction than capturing in words the deepest feelings of her heart.**Thank you, Positive Pathways in Denver, Colorado, for guiding me through my recovery. Dorie, Rebecca, and EA–you changed my life. It is an honor to be able to share with the Power of Moms community some of what you shared with me.
Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks.
Audio editing by Christy Elder.
Image from Shutterstock with graphics by Julie Finlayson.
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