Numerous studies show that many moms are feeling overworked, overcommitted, and overwhelmed. Moms are often quick to put the needs of their children and families ahead of their own, which has detrimental effects on their ability to find a healthy balance in life. For this reason, it’s wise for moms to take stock of how they are doing in terms of their own health and wellbeing. Developmental psychologist Dr. Marti Erickson and her daughter, Dr. Erin Erickson, nurse practitioner, were on KARE 11 TV to talk about why so many moms are overwhelmed these days and what moms and their families can do to find a healthier balance in their busy lives.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FINDING A HEALTHY BALANCE?
❉ LIVING MORE BY DOING LESS: TONYA DALTON ON THE JOY OF MISSING OUT. Tonya Dalton, author and productivity expert, discusses her book, The Joy of Missing Out. She offers practical tips on how to find your purpose (your North star!), clarify your priorities and simplify your life. Listen to this lively conversation and then reflect on what you can choose to miss out on so you can savor those things that are truly important to you. You will benefit and so will your children.
❉ THE SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS: USING MIND-BODY SKILLS TO OPTIMIZE WELLBEING. In the daily ups and downs of parenting, mind-body techniques can be simple, effective tools to enhance your own wellbeing while setting a healthy example for your children at the same time. You also can help your children build these same mind-body skills at any age, giving them a head start on living a rich, peaceful, joyful life. Mom Enough co-host Dr. Erin Erickson teaches mind-body strategies and uses them in her clinical practice and in her demanding life as mom of three adolescents. In a twist on the usual Mom Enough format, Erin’s mom and co-host Dr. Marti Erickson interviews Erin on this important and practical topic.