Motherhood seems to be a bumpy transition for most women, but Carlie’s circumstances were particularly tumultuous with many moves and a stroke in the first few years of having her two young children. But Carlie did not let those circumstances define her or control her. She has put lots of time, energy, and focus on learning to care for her mental, emotional, and spiritual health. This weeks episode is one that has inspired me to take a closer look at what is in my circle of influence and be responsible for me. Carlie’s story has so many lessons and I’m certain you will find something that will help you right now.

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 – Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross (

 – Your journal and podcast!!!

 – The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld (children’s book) (

 – Unruffled podcast hosted by Janet Lansbury

 – Therapy – I highly recommend having a 3rd party person to help walk through thoughts.

 – The Codependency Recovery Plan: A 5-Step Guide to Understand, Accept, and Break Free from the Codependent Cycle by Krystal Mazzola (

 – The Gottman Institute ( – I love their content on relationships and am going to take their Emotion Coaching course in December.

From the Episode

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