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Nothing is wrong with you! An interview with Dr. Valerie Rein

July 24th, 2020

Hey gorgeous!

On today’s show, I’d like to share step number one in Getting To Know Yourself, my brand new audio training. That is identifying yourself and how you manage your body’s energy.

Here we go (the link to the full training can be found over at www.doritpalvanov.com/gettoknowyourself)

Enjoy!

Transcript:

You know that the experience of a woman is different from a man’s (being different doesn’t imply inferiority). 

But the fact that women are expected to operate in life and business as a man is absurd! 

Men and women have been created differently for a reason and I want you to live your life embracing this truth and accepting it. 

We’re going to begin by introducing you to two types of women I work with and by the end of it, you’ll self identify which woman you resonate with most.

Why does this matter?

Simplicity.

Isn’t that what we all crave? 

I’ve been in this industry long enough to see how confusing ‘health’ can be.

Especially as women.

Your conditions are merely symptoms of a deeper-rooted issue.

Many of the answers to the conditions you have lay in the framework I’m going to teach you today.

Conditions like:

Hormonal imbalances – heavy, painful, irregular periods.

Emotional and mental instabilities – Brain fog, Moodiness, Overwhelm, Snappy behaviour.

Why do you tend to burn out?

Why do you feel sucked-dry of energy?

Why doesn’t life feel fun anymore?

Why do you feel frustrated and uninspired?

The answers lay in the differences between the two types of women I’ve observed in my practice.

Actually, not so much the type as much as how she operates in the world.

How she uses her body energy to live her life.

Meet Kimberly.

She’s an ambitious go-getter.

She’s confident and experienced in the marketplace and knows how and where to push to see results in her job or business.

A kick-ass businesswoman.

She’s busy and has a demanding job.

She’s the breadwinner in her household.

Often the only woman in a male-dominant workplace – striving, competing – to be seen and heard against all odds.

She’s determined. Hard-working. Relentlessly paving her way to the top.

She’s a professional.

Educated.

Often has multiple degrees under her belt (maybe even a Ph.D.).

She’s incredibly smart, talented, skilled and…. tired.

Actually she’s exhausted.

She secretly wonders what’s the point of it all.

Kimberly feels good at work but unsuccessful at home.

She misses the kids.

She craves to spend more time with them.

Dreams of vacations and time off just to catch up with them.

She has a nanny and a housekeeper, but she misses home.

She wishes to have more time.

When she leaves the house she exits her body.

She isn’t satisfied with her marriage. Her sex life is so-so. It’s good but not great.

Her husband isn’t the man she hoped he’d be.

She often considers separation but knows this will shatter the kids.

Her man isn’t a great husband but is a great dad.

Women like Kimberly tend to come into my practice feeling guilty because seemingly, she has everything.

The career, a family, the house, cars, vacations, a convenient lifestyle…

Still, something isn’t enough.

Women like Kimberly often use birth control pills for most of their lives and when they get off of it, experience their emotions for the first time and don’t know what to do with them.

Kimberly often wonders why her body is so messy? She wants to get her periods under control

She feels afraid, disgusted and even mad at femininity.

She questions herself. Often grumpy.

She has vicious dreams, and spirals down on an emotional roller coaster.

Food gives her a wicked handover.

She feels unstable, unbalanced, wobbly.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

She never really got to know herself. 

Meet Melissa.

Melissa is a SAHM (or works but not her life’s work).

She’s dedicated her life to her family.

She spends loads of energy trying to please everybody and rarely takes time for herself.

She depends on her husband financially and dreams of financial independence.

Melissa has a vision of starting a blog, or a business she can run from home working part-time hours in between her household responsibilities.

She knows it’s possible, she’d seen other women doing it.

She knows she can do it too.

But for some reason, she never gets to it.

She promised herself to get up early in the morning but never does.

She knows she needs to be consistent, but never has the energy to stick with it.

Her days are hectic with her waking up with the kids and feeling moody.

Sometimes she gets stubborn and doesn’t want to be around anyone (husband and kids included).

She just wants time for herself. Alone. 

Every now and then she has breakdowns and lashes out.

Mental and emotional breakdowns cause her trouble in her marriage and with the kids.

She’s infested with fear, confusion and regret.

She’s stressed about money.

She often wonders when will she be making her own money?

She wants her husband to be proud of her, but instead, he judges her and can’t understand why she’s not coping.

When he gets upset, she gets upset and tends to lose focus.

He spends hours upon hours trying to ‘fix’ and analyze her by acting like her ‘therapist’.

She feels trapped and ‘domesticated’.

She feels like she’s lost herself in the life of motherhood and being a wife.

She doesn’t believe she has the power to break the generational pattern she has been born into.

She feels alone and craves community.

Melissa wants to belong to something bigger than herself and her family.

In terms of health conditions, women like Melissa, complain about conditions like irregular and heavy periods (thyroid and adrenal issues), adult acne, weight gain, bulky arms and back, brain fog, cognitive and mental issues, short-term-memory-loss and emotional eating.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

So today you’re going to learn three steps on how to understand yourself as a woman so you can become the confident, energized and passionate woman you were destined to be on your own terms. 

This is the foundation to creating a life that works for you instead of against you. This training will help you become a victor instead of a victim of life’s circumstances. You have the power to have anything you want. 

The question isn’t ‘Why’, but ‘Why not’? Or ‘Why me?’ but ‘Why not me?’

This training will be like a powerful coaching session with me, on-demand! 

You know that the experience of a woman is different from a man’s (being different doesn’t imply inferiority). 

But the fact that women are expected to operate in life and business as a man is absurd! 

Men and women have been created differently for a reason and I want you to live your life embracing this truth and accepting it. 

We’re going to begin by introducing you to two types of women I work with and by the end of it, you’ll self identify which woman you resonate with most.

Why does this matter?

Simplicity.

Isn’t that what we all crave? 

I’ve been in this industry long enough to see how confusing ‘health’ can be.

Especially as women.

Your conditions are merely symptoms of a deeper-rooted issue.

Many of the answers to the conditions you have lay in the framework I’m going to teach you today.

Conditions like:

Hormonal imbalances – heavy, painful, irregular periods.

Emotional and mental instabilities – Brain fog, Moodiness, Overwhelm, Snappy behaviour.

Why do you tend to burn out?

Why do you feel sucked-dry of energy?

Why doesn’t life feel fun anymore?

Why do you feel frustrated and uninspired?

The answers lay in the differences between the two types of women I’ve observed in my practice.

Actually, not so much the type as much as how she operates in the world.

How she uses her body energy to live her life.

Meet Kimberly.

She’s an ambitious go-getter.

She’s confident and experienced in the marketplace and knows how and where to push to see results in her job or business.

A kick-ass businesswoman.

She’s busy and has a demanding job.

She’s the breadwinner in her household.

Often the only woman in a male-dominant workplace – striving, competing – to be seen and heard against all odds.

She’s determined. Hard-working. Relentlessly paving her way to the top.

She’s a professional.

Educated.

Often has multiple degrees under her belt (maybe even a Ph.D.).

She’s incredibly smart, talented, skilled and…. tired.

Actually she’s exhausted.

She secretly wonders what’s the point of it all.

Kimberly feels good at work but unsuccessful at home.

She misses the kids.

She craves to spend more time with them.

Dreams of vacations and time off just to catch up with them.

She has a nanny and a housekeeper, but she misses home.

She wishes to have more time.

When she leaves the house she exits her body.

She isn’t satisfied with her marriage. Her sex life is so-so. It’s good but not great.

Her husband isn’t the man she hoped he’d be.

She often considers separation but knows this will shatter the kids.

Her man isn’t a great husband but is a great dad.

Women like Kimberly tend to come into my practice feeling guilty because seemingly, she has everything.

The career, a family, the house, cars, vacations, a convenient lifestyle…

Still, something isn’t enough.

Women like Kimberly often use birth control pills for most of their lives and when they get off of it, experience their emotions for the first time and don’t know what to do with them.

Kimberly often wonders why her body is so messy? She wants to get her periods under control

She feels afraid, disgusted and even mad at femininity.

She questions herself. Often grumpy.

She has vicious dreams, and spirals down on an emotional roller coaster.

Food gives her a wicked handover.

She feels unstable, unbalanced, wobbly.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

She never really got to know herself. 

Meet Melissa.

Melissa is a SAHM (or works but not her life’s work).

She’s dedicated her life to her family.

She spends loads of energy trying to please everybody and rarely takes time for herself.

She depends on her husband financially and dreams of financial independence.

Melissa has a vision of starting a blog, or a business she can run from home working part-time hours in between her household responsibilities.

She knows it’s possible, she’d seen other women doing it.

She knows she can do it too.

But for some reason, she never gets to it.

She promised herself to get up early in the morning but never does.

She knows she needs to be consistent, but never has the energy to stick with it.

Her days are hectic with her waking up with the kids and feeling moody.

Sometimes she gets stubborn and doesn’t want to be around anyone (husband and kids included).

She just wants time for herself. Alone. 

Every now and then she has breakdowns and lashes out.

Mental and emotional breakdowns cause her trouble in her marriage and with the kids.

She’s infested with fear, confusion and regret.

She’s stressed about money.

She often wonders when will she be making her own money?

She wants her husband to be proud of her, but instead, he judges her and can’t understand why she’s not coping.

When he gets upset, she gets upset and tends to lose focus.

He spends hours upon hours trying to ‘fix’ and analyze her by acting like her ‘therapist’.

She feels trapped and ‘domesticated’.

She feels like she’s lost herself in the life of motherhood and being a wife.

She doesn’t believe she has the power to break the generational pattern she has been born into.

She feels alone and craves community.

Melissa wants to belong to something bigger than herself and her family.

In terms of health conditions, women like Melissa, complain about conditions like irregular and heavy periods (thyroid and adrenal issues), adult acne, weight gain, bulky arms and back, brain fog, cognitive and mental issues, short-term-memory-loss and emotional eating.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

She, too, never really got to know herself. 

Want the rest of the audio training?

Head on over to www.doritpalvanov.com/gettoknowyourself where you can download the full audio training in full.

 

Speaking of ‘what’s wrong with me?’ today I’m chatting with Dr. Valerie Rein, author of Patriarchy Stress Disorder – The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment. 

About Dr. Valerie Rein

Dr. Valerie Rein has discovered Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD) and created the only science-backed system for helping women achieve their ultimate success, happiness, and fulfillment by healing the generational trauma of oppression. She holds an EdM in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and a PhD in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her bestselling book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” and her cutting-edge programs have helped thousands of women shift from survival to thriving and master the game of “How good can it get?” in their work and personal lives. Dr. Valerie is a sought-after speaker and trainer at conferences and companies committed to setting new standards of excellence in their industry in diversity, equity, and inclusion, employee satisfaction, their physical and mental health, and creativity and innovation.

Highlights from today’s episode:

1. Dr. Valerie’s story of burnout and healing from it

2. Valerie’s definition and examples of patriarchy (is it man-hating?) and trauma.

3. The five steps to healing Patriarchy Stress Disorder using my burnout story as a case study.

4. Dr. Valerie answers my rapid-fire questions, her definition of feminine power, what makes her feel confident, energized and sexy.

 

After today’s interview, hopefully, you will understand that nothing stands in your way other than yourself and the trauma and oppression you’ve been carrying since you were born a female.

Show Notes

Join The Thriving Experience here

CONNECT WITH DR VALERIE ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drvalerierein/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drvalerierein

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/drvalerierein/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYKwkWCYCSkvpPA8W1ZegQJOIN

VALERIE’S FREE FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1076117229121447

How to Mom 18 kids without burning out? (ep-161)

July 16th, 2020

Today on the podcast I’m chatting with Jenn Taylor from www.momof18.com.

Jenn is mom to 18 kids. Yes, you’ve read that right, eighteen.

Some of those kids are biological and some are adopted and others are from foster care. I loved how Jenn said, ‘all of them are mine and don’t ever ask me that again’.

18 children have blessed her life. She went through infertility, seven pregnancies and has 12 years of foster parenting under her belt, plus a few more working at a non-profit with foster kids.

She’s been a stay-at-home Mom, homeschooling and making baby food from scratch, a Mom working in the corporate world and an Entrepreneurial Mom. She’s been divorced, and a single mom and She’s also experienced life with a blended family.

In the end, she was blessed to end up with kids from everywhere. More than “Yours, Mine and Ours” – an amalgam of foster children who aged out, adopted children, stepchildren, biological children and even a foreign exchange student.

Man, if that’s not inspiring I don’t know what is!

This was a conversation where I was listening more than talking because quite frankly, I find it fascinating and even impossible that someone can raise 18 children and come out on the other side not burnt out.

So, yet again, I was wrong.

As usual, I was projecting my own crap and fears.

If you find raising children wearying and if you believe that you’re burnt out because you have multiple children, wait until you hear Jenn’s story and more importantly her outlook and mindset.

By the end of this conversation, I observed myself feeling more empowered and trusting my abilities to raise ‘only’ tree kids.

You’ll hear Jenn respond to this comment with a beautiful analogy that changed everything for me. No matter how many kids we have, we are all parents. Being a parent is hard. It’s exhausting and challenging on so many levels but it’s also the thing that builds us up.

Motherhood and parenting allows us to be in the valley between mountains of opposing energies at all times.

You’re tired and energized at the same time.

You’re angry and in-love at the same time!

You’re inspired and depleted at the same time!

You’re happy, ecstatic and annoyed at the same time.

That’s the gift of motherhood for me.

Learning how to be OK ‘in the valley of motherhood’.

Because motherhood is simply one aspect of who you are, but you are so much more than that, Jenn is a great example of that.

She’s a mom of 18 kids, and also a minimalist, athlete, wife, bursting with sarcasm and humour. I just loved this conversation and can’t wait to share it with you!!

Buckle up mama, this interview will blow your mind!

Enjoy listening!

Highlights from today’s interview

  • Jenn’s journey of raising 18 kids
  • How Jenn is healing familial dysfunction
  • Jenn’s attitude towards logistics and managing the household with 18 kids
  • Jenn’s take on resourcefulness and creatively solving problems as a mom
  • How she managed to stay confident, energized and sexy as a mom of 18 kids?
  • Compounding joy theory
  • What makes her feel confident, energized and sexy as a woman

Jenn and I want to hear from you

How many kids do you have? What’s one mindset shift you’re leaving with after hearing this interview?

 

Show Notes

My brand new audio training – Get To Know Yourself

Jenn’s book: Hello my name is warrior princess

Jenn’s podcast: The Naked Podcaster

Jenn’s website

Jenn’s Instagram

Understanding Men with Alison Armstrong

May 14th, 2020

Today's episode is extremely important and an absolute must for every woman who's struggling feeling unsupported, alone, forgotten and unappreciated always and during the Covid-19 pandemic. We're home with our partners and kids more than we've ever been, and especially now it is CRUCIAL to understand how men are built psychologically and how they think so we can get the help we need while supporting each other's needs.

I have used this language to communicate with my husband my need for alone time, my need for a clean kitchen at the end of the day, I got him to load the dishwasher and remember to turn it on. These are little things that seem insignificant in a man's head but to us, women, they are insurmountable in their effect and magnitude.

So Today's episode will help you to begin this conversation with your partner and hopefully alleviate some of the current stress, arguments, nagging, begging and constant bickering which causes so much destruction and disconnection instead of connecting during such challenging time. Right now we need each other more than ever, so let's make this productive and effective.

 

Show Notes

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/156/

Transforming The Core of Motherhood with Jennifer Oliver (ep-154)

April 29th, 2020

Today on the podcast I’m chatting with Jennifer Oliver, from fitmama.com

Highlights from this episode

1. Jennifer’s story of how she injured her back while being a mama of two young kids and how she’d emerged from that.

2. Why do women lose their confidence after becoming a mom?

3. What is true? Our physiology is a reflection of our psychology or the other way around?

4. The connection between core strength and having foreign inserts in the body (i.e. IUD) and the body’s response to it.

5. Are crunches good for us?

6. The difference between yoga and pilates and engagement of core?

7. How soon can you begin pilates postpartum?

8. What is a reformer?

9. Jen walked up through some breath work to strengthen the core

10. Jen answers my questions about her as a woman, wife and mother (this is where we get real!)

This episode is a must-listen for all mamas who are struggling with getting back in shape postpartum as well as women who are way past labour but wish to strengthen their body while mothering their kids.

In my own personal experience, the core is the area of the body where I feel connected to my essence as a human being. It isn’t news that after labour and delivery many of us feel like we’ve ‘lost ourselves’ after motherhood and in my opinion reconnecting and strengthening that area of the body is a great place to start!

 

Show Notes: 

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/154/

Invest in Yourself! (ep-147)

March 5th, 2020

Invest in yourself! No one can do this for you! 

125. Sexual Vitality, Gut Microbiome and Hormones with Susan Bratton

September 26th, 2019

For full show notes head on over to www.healthbeginswithmom.com/ep-125

I know your dirty little secret…

July 15th, 2019

Hey mama,

This weekend my 3-year-old drove us crazy.

She wanted to wear four layers of dresses one on top of the other.

This makes her feel beautiful.

What she doesn't understand is that it's too hot and wearing so many layers will make it worse.

She feels stuff but doesn't know yet how to express it.

So there was a lot of screaming and frantic behavior.

I was on the verge of losing my mind.

She was absolutely hysteric.

It was then that a lightbulb went off for me.

I remembered an article I've read a couple of weeks ago about women's health a hundred years ago and that helped me to calm down.

This will blow your mind!

Do you know the real meaning of the word 'hysteria'?

Ready for it?

In Latin, it's 'suffering in the uterus'.

Yup.

You know what that means, right?

That being hysteric is a women's problem.

In other words, being born a woman is a curse.

You know this stigma right?

Men are not hysteric.

Men are perceived to be logical, rational, stable, linear, consistent.

Women, on the other hand, are hysteric.

It's almost like we are doomed to be anxious, illogical, inconsistent, and cray-cray just because we were born female.

I know your dirty little secret.

I know that you live your life on the cusp of losing control of:

your emotions,

your appetite,

your sexuality.

I know that sometimes, you're a hair-trigger away from exploding.

I know that deep inside you quietly believe that… well, you're too much.

I know that very often you feel like you’ve stepped inside the skin of a different person – that you are not being yourself.

I also know that you feel guilty and ashamed about it.

Very similarly to how my daughter felt.

I know that you're asking yourself:

'What's wrong with me?!'

"Why can't I get control of myself?'

I know because I'm a woman too.

I know how it feels to be a woman in a man's world.

To this day, women's health and pain are mostly not understood.

It's like trying to explain to my toddler that wearing four layers of puffy dresses one on top of the other is too hot.

She doesn't get it.

She doesn't care.

All she wants is to feel pretty.

This got me to think.

What if we're approaching women's health issues wrong?

* What if we are not giving women and girls the right tools to take care of themselves?

* What if instead of being logical and rational with my daughter I tried to think like her?

* What if I understood her emotionally instead of sending her the signal that she is hysteric?

So I did.

Wanna know what happened?

She burst in tears.

Gave me a huge hug.

And allowed me to take off the dresses.

She felt like mommy gets her.

What if we don't get ourselves?

What if our very own woman-ness is not yet understood?

What if this is the real reason for our struggles?

Struggles at home.

Struggles at work.

Struggles with relationships.

What would happen if you started understanding yourselves better?

How would this change your:

* health?

* work?

* parenting?

* marriage?

* sex life?

Think about this.

Why is it that to this day when a woman says how she feels, what she wants or what she needs, someone always knows better?

Her doctor, her mom/dad, her teacher, her husband...

What would happen if you've owned your woman-ness more?

How would your life look and feel like if you lived in alignment with your feminine current instead of against it?

What difference would this make to our daughters to think of themselves as 'normal' instead of 'hysteric'? 

This is not wishful thinking.

This is possible.

This is the most sustainable way to live as a woman, wife, and mother.

I have been living in alignment with my feminine current for the past five years and I have personally coached dozens of women through the same process.

What's possible for you when you live in alignment with your feminine current?

* Life won't feel hard anymore.

* You won't be a victim of your body.

* You will be able to carve out time for yourself out of your busy day.

* You will have time for fun and play.

* You will feel more connected to your husband and kids.

Are you ready for some radical self-care? Want to know how it's done?

The Feminine Current Course is where you begin.

In this course I will teach you how to:

* Understand the power of your body

* Use your hormones to your advantage

* Make connections between your six female markers

* Drop the habits you hate, and pick up habits you never thought possible

* Make your own happiness a priority, by taking small steps

Want in?

Click here to see what's included in the course.

Whether if you feel out of alignment emotionally or your body is already manifesting physical symptoms this course if for you!

Remember that you are not doomed for suffering, pain and struggle just because you're a woman.

It's just that you don't yet understand yourself.

Give yourself the gift of alignment.

Click here to enroll in the course.

See you on the other side!

XOXO,

Dorit

p.s. Bonus for action takers - if you are one of the first six women to purchase this course I will gift you an exclusive 1:1 60-minute coaching call with me. Don't procrastinate. Take action now! Click here to register.

Challenge Day #5 - Gut Health and Desire for Sex

July 12th, 2019

Hey mama,

Welcome to day #5 of the 5-day challenge that is designed to take you from feeling ‘sucked dry’ to feeling stronger, more confident, more energized and sexier as a woman, wife, and mother.

Today is the last day and we talk about the 5th and 6th female markers in your Feminine current - elimination (pooping) and libido (your desire for sex).

Also, today The Feminine Current Course is officially open for enrollment!

Here's the link to register: www.healthbeginswithmom.com/feminine-current

I cannot wait to see you inside the course and get to know you better!

Let's go!

Enjoy the training and let me know if you have any questions in the comments.

XO,

Dorit

Challenge Day 1 - Food

July 8th, 2019

Hey mama!

Today is day #1 of the challenge that is designed to take you from feeling 'sucked dry' to feeling strong, energized and sexy as a woman, wife, and mother.

To get access to the FEMALE daily tracking sheet you much join the challenge, to do so, follow this link:

www.healthbeginswithmom.com/challenge

Enjoy the free training!

Xo,

Dorit

How To Enjoy A Fulfilling Sex Life As A Married Woman?

July 8th, 2019

Hey mama, 

She was 17. 

He was 18. 

They have been together ever since. 

Now she is 43 and he is 44 and they struggle with sex. 

Well, not. That is not true. Let me paraphrase. 

He wants to have more sex, but she doesn't have a desire or interest in it. 

He wants her to be more playful, more explorative, more appreciative of his efforts.

He wants results (i.e. more sex). 

He bought sex toys, lubes, massage oils, etc. 

His approach is mechanical. 

When something is 'broken' it needs fixing. 

So let's fix it?

She follows his lead in sex because,

"he knows better"

"he is smart"

"he is hardworking"

"he has a great work ethic and I admire that."

"he makes better decisions that me"

So why does it still not work?

Why is it still not 'fixed'?

Why does she still not want more sex?

They love each other. 

They want to stay together. 

But their marriage is wabbly because she had fallen into a pattern of giving her power away to him. 

She wants to feel more connected to him and enjoy their time together. 

Here's the thing, though.

She needs it to be done her way. 

Not his way. 

Her way.

She wants more flow, ease, freedom, magnetism, satisfaction, and fulfillment in life and sex. 

She doesn't want to feel,

obligated, 

coerced, 

forced, 

convinced into sex. 

She wants to want it herself. 

I believe she can. 

I refuse to believe that she is not a sexual being, or that she doesn't deserve to enjoy sex.

All humans are sexual beings. 

Enjoying a nourishing and fulfilling sex life is our birthright! 

So how do we do this in a marriage?

How do we do this in a way that sustains both of us?

Today's podcast episode is all about the difference between co-dependency and inter-dependency in marriage and how to create the right dynamic for a joined and healthy sex life?

Enjoy listening!!

Much love & healing, 

xoxo,

Dorit

p.s. Want to go from 'sucked dry' to strong, energized and sexy again? Join my 5-day challenge today! Follow this link: www.healthbeginswithmom.com/challenge 

Am I Depressed?

July 4th, 2019

Hey mama, 

This week I got an email from a client and in it, she wrote:

'I get these spells of time and I question if I'm depressed.

Seemingly everything is OK.

I have a husband and a daughter. I'm not majorly ill, barely a sinus issue, I have a good life, I have an anniversary and a birthday this week, we're going out tonight and away for the weekend, but nothing really brings me joy right now.

I don't have to feel happiness 24/7 but I should feel something and I just feel numb right now.'

Are you familiar with this feeling?

I know I am. 

More often than I would like I am flooded with low energy, feel very drained and tired.

I don't want to do anything - get ready, go out, be nice, smile or talk. 

All the things that we have to do to 'show up' in our lives, right?

So what should you do?

How to shift this around? 

This is what I cover in today's podcast episode (episode #110). 

 

Hope this is helpful and if you resonated with my tips please share this episode with one mama in your life who needs to hear this right now. 

It takes a village to raise a child AND a mama. 

Do your part, show up for yourself and others. 

Sending you much love and many blessings, 

XOXO,

Dorit

 

p.s. Want to join the 5-day challenge: From 'sucked dry' to Strong, energized and sexy? Head on over to www.healthbeginswithmom.com/challenge.

We officially begin on July 8th @ 1pm. 

See you on the other side!! xo, Dorit

 

How To Eat Healthy While Traveling? [ep-109]

June 26th, 2019

Hey mama, 

As the days are getting warmer I know many of you are planning to get away with your families and eating healthier becomes a chore or something that is perceived as "hard". 

I am here to tell you that it doesn't have to be like that. 

Instead of focusing on "how to eat healthy while you're gone" focus on "how do you want to feel when you travel (for vacation, with or without kids or for business)". 

This question helps you to reframe the entire process and get you out of overwhelm. 

You know that eating healthy is simple - eat less move more. 

Simple, but you and I know this is not easy.

When you set yourself up for success and plan ahead, then it becomes easy peasy.

Your job is to make this whole thing seem manageable and doable. 

And honestly, it is not that big of a deal. 

When you prioritize yourself, you learn to take actions that support who you want to become and how you want to feel, everything else is nonsense. 

No matter where you are, at home or away, why would you want to feel anything less than your best?

Let that sink in for a moment. 

Here's what we cover on today's episode: 

  • What to look for and what to ask for when booking accommodation?
  • What to pack with you?
  • What to pick up on arrival?
  • General guidelines for eating healthy while traveling
  • A few words about portion sizes 
  • What to do with "feel bad" foods?

 

While I love to travel and discover authentic restaurants around the world, I also like to go back home feeling vibrant, energized, rested and preferably wearing the same jeans ;) 

I hope this serves you and if it does please share it with one mama who you know needs this information. Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power. 

Much love & healing,

XOXO,

Dorit

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