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The Shameless Mom Academy

Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy to help moms lead more positive, powerful and purposeful lives #everydamnday. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, speaker, and transformation coach who spent the last 16+ years serving moms in the fields of psychology, sociology, health & wellness. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work, and if you’re not paying attention you can completely lose your own sense of identity while raising babies. Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she and her notable guests dig deep into topics like creating the confidence you crave; turn your struggles into strengths, building better boundaries, and tuning into tiny habits that can change your life. Discover how why thousands of moms all over the world are turning to The Shameless Mom Academy to live bigger, bolder, braver lives #everydamnday.
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Nov 30, 2020

There are all sorts of stories that people will tell you about procrastinators.  They are lazy and lack motivation.  They are ill prepared and unqualified.  They just don’t have what it takes.  They don’t have their shit together.

If you’re someone who struggles with procrastination, perhaps these are the things you say about yourself?  You wouldn’t be alone…

The truth is that procrastination is commonly a form of perfectionism. 

Many people procrastinate because they are paralyzed by the fear of doing something wrong, making a mistake, looking foolish, not being good enough, and being stuck in analysis paralysis.  This makes them feel guilty and weak and like they are not enough.  This creates feelings of dread and worry and massive self doubt.

Relatable much???

Many (most?) women struggle with perfectionism because we have been conditioned to believe we must show up a certain way, on certain terms, within certain parameters.  The specificity around what is acceptable and what is not is a fine line drawn with a Sharpie.

Listen in to learn more about why procrastination is not a bad thing, how to use it to your advantage, and how to release yourself from the perfectionism that comes from procrastination.

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Nov 25, 2020

Kristen Westcott is a Shameless Mom to two little girls, as well as a business growth strategist and founder of Kristen Westcott Media who has spent the last decade in the legal and education fields supporting leaders and students in the areas of goal setting, productivity, and project management. After recognizing her true passion lies in serving entrepreneurs, Kristen honed her skills as a Director of Operations. She quickly noticed that what was holding many business owners back wasn’t a lack of drive or ability, but a lack of foundational systems that could support the day-to-day operations of a scaling business. These days, she spends her time helping online coaches, copywriters, and course creators scale without the frustration that massive growth often brings.

Listen in to hear Kristen share:

  • How she navigated the decision around wanting children vs not wanting children
  • What triggered her Postpartum Depression for her and how it showed up for her
  • Being thrown for a loop when she got pregnant on the pill
  • How PPD showed up very differently after both of her daughter’s births
  • How she treated her PPD
  • Why women are resistant to getting help and support
  • How to be more adaptable in order to use our best skills in all areas of our lives
  • How to own your skills in order to access them in hard times and places
  • How to prioritize and optimize hiring help in your home and your work

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Nov 23, 2020

2020 would like you to think you can’t do it, you’re not enough, you just don’t have it in you. 

I would like to suggest otherwise.

You CAN do it.

You ARE enough. 

You DO have it in you.

On any given day, at any given moment, your life is full.  Full of gifts and magic.  Full of hope and power.  Full of everything you need to keep going and to keep growing.

Last week we did a 5 day Abundance & Gratitude Challenge with 250 Shameless Moms.  Maybe you were one of them.  Every day of the challenge I was blown away by all the abundance we have in our collective lives.  HOT DAMN.  So much goodness. 

In this episode, I walk you through 4 areas of your life that are already abundant - as long as you choose to see them that way.  By the end of the episode, you’re gonna be all kinds of fired up about the gifts in your life that you perhaps have struggled to see in 2020.

Link mentioned:

Book: Mindset by Carol S. Dweck

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Nov 18, 2020

Gail Keyes Allen is an Accountant, a Life & Money Mindset Coach, and Serial Entrepreneur. She is the host of the Midlife Moneymaker Podcast, a podcast for multi-passionate women in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond who want to transform their relationship with their money and their life. Her coaching is centered around helping women discover their limiting beliefs and take them on a journey to transform their money mindset from scarcity to abundance.

Listen in to hear Gail share:

  • How she is co grandparenting with her ex-husband
  • Her hero’s journey from poverty to abundance
  • Having her daughter at 26 weeks - as a 2lb preemie
  • How she helps women see their financial potential and overcome money mindset blocks
  • How you can use thought work to grow your abundance mindset
  • The intersection of money, race, and age
  • How to check in on your relationship with money (do you have a booty call relationship with money or a committed relationship with money)
  • How society trips up our financial perspective and money mindset
  • How motherhood has made her a resilient businesswoman

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Nov 16, 2020

At least once a week, I sit down to write a social media post and I want to start it with, “YOU GET TO CHOOSE.”

Every day, no matter where things stand with the world, we get to choose - so many things. 

We get to choose how we show up. 

We get to choose who we share our energy with.

We get to choose who gets the best pieces of us.

We get to choose how to honor ourselves.

We get to choose how to live out our core values.

We get to choose it all. 

This year, more than ever, we have had the responsibility of big choices.  In this episode, I share three really powerful examples of what you get to choose right now, as these seem to be popping up over and over in my life and in the lives of others in our community:

  1. You get to choose how you use social media
  2. You get to choose where you’re going professionally
  3. You get to choose how you see your life and your life story

Listen in to get inspired and fired up about the choices you get to make today and #everydamnday.

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Nov 11, 2020

Sophia Yen, MD, MPH is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pandia Health, birth control delivery. She has a passion for making women’s lives easier, preventing unplanned pregnancies, and educating women about #PeriodsOptional.

With more than 20 years of experience in medicine, she is board-certified in Adolescent Medicine. She graduated with a B.S. from MIT, M.D. from UCSF Medical School, and M.P.H. from UC Berkeley in Maternal Child Health. She serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford Medical School.

Dr. Yen's company, Pandia Health, is the first-ever female doctor founded birth control company.  Men have been leading an industry they know little about, which is crazy to think about. But now, women across the country are turning to Dr. Yen and Pandia Health for birth control (pill, patch or ring) and telemedicine needs. Plus, the science and safety behind skipping your period is a topic often not talked about. In fact, 66% of women have never been informed by their doctor that they can safely stop their period. Dr. Sophia Yen is on a mission to help educate women about this crucial health topic.

Listen in to hear Dr. Yen share:

  • How to use birth control as hormonal treatment to manage your life
  • How periods have changed over the over time and why we have hundreds of more periods over our lives than women used to (or current women in African tribes currently have)
  • The truth about period poverty
  • The impact of periods on the environment
  • How fewer periods reduces your risk of endometrial, ovarian and colorectal cancers
  • How stabilizing hormones with BC support other health issues
  • The truth about “pill anxiety” and the mad dash to keep your prescriptions fills
  • How to safely use telemedicine
  • How to be a conscientious consumer around your health, birth control,

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Nov 9, 2020

Amy Fish is the author of I WANTED FRIES WITH THAT: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need. She is also the “Chief Complaints Officer” (also known as the Ombudsperson) for Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, which has more than 50,000 students, and where she spends her days investigating, analyzing (and mostly resolving) complaints for a whole variety of people. Amy's insights and wisdom have been featured in and on Reader's Digest, CBC-TV Canada, CBC Radio Canada, Global TV Canada, The Huffington Post, and many other publications. She lives in Montreal with her family and believes we all can make the world a better place by standing up for ourselves — even about the small things.

Listen in to hear Amy share:

  • Why women don’t speak up for themselves
  • 5 tips for standing up for yourself more effectively
  • Her philosophy that you can only change things if you start speaking up
  • Her #1 tip for sanity and happiness during 24/7 togetherness
  • How to answer uncomfortable questions with space and grace
  • How to build your “asking muscle” to build confidence to speak up for yourself

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Nov 4, 2020

Lora Cheadle is a transformational thought leader and media personality who empowers women to let go of judgment, overcome the need to please, express themselves fully, and find uninhibited success and joy every day. Using the five steps of FLAUNT! , she encourages others to take the lead in the dance of life despite any external circumstances. She is the author of the bestselling book FLAUNT! Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy, & Spiritual Self.

Lora came on the show to share an extremely vulnerable and powerful story around self trust and self worth.  I know you’ll learn some really valuable lessons from her. 

Listen in to hear Lora share:

  • The gifts of exposure in our world right now
  • The 5 steps of FLAUNT to find and maintain your center no matter what kind of chaos you’re living in
  • Her story of enduring infidelity when she found out her husband was unfaithful for 15 years with 5 different women
  • How to develop self trust in the face of your hardest moments
  • The intersection of being smart, sexy, and spiritual and why we’re uncomfortable with the intersection of these pieces of our identity
  • Her own intersection of being a lawyer, a minister, and a burlesque dancer
  • How flaunting ourselves help take down the patriarchy and break free from objectification
  • What is Naked Self Worth ™ and how it’s different and more powerful than tradition self worth/confidence

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Nov 2, 2020

Soooo… I’m taking a memoir writing class.  I do not know the first thing about writing a memoir.  I don’t know if I even want to write a memoir.  But I do know that I want to be a better writer. 

At the end of my first writing class, our teacher gave us an assignment, “Write 700 words about your topic.  And don’t try to make it the best piece of writing you’ve ever done.  Make it mediocre.”

When was the last time you gave yourself permission to be mediocre?  When did you decide to try something just for the sake of trying it and letting yourself practice?

Most of us are constantly tied up in measuring progress and growth.  We are aiming to get closer to perfect with every step.

It’s ok to stop measuring progress sometimes.  It’s ok to not track metrics.  It’s ok to be totally imperfect and messy and just play around in order to learn and grow and have fun.

It’s ok to simply practice.

In giving yourself permission to practice, you get to show up without judgement.  You get to step outside of your head and ignore metrics that you might otherwise mistakenly attach to your self worth.  You get to be creative and just have fun.  Remember fun?  Yeah, me neither…

Listen in to hear all about how you can give yourself permission to practice and step away from a constant push for progress and perfection.  This might just be the breath of fresh air you need!

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