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Motherhood Lessons with Amy Schwan
Join me in some girl talk with a seasoned mother, Amy Schwan. She is a high school teacher of 23 years, a wife of 21 years, and a mother of three high school children.
|Aug 24, 2019|
How to Treat Yourself Like a Client
|Jun 20, 2019|
Sometime You Just Gotta “Embrace the Suck”
This episode is about embracing the hardship - embrace the suck.
|Jun 17, 2019|
Two Things to Do Each Morning
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
Start each morning with 10 minutes to plan out your day. I discuss how to do this in two steps:
So what's the difference between journaling and planning? Journaling is when you sit down and listen to your inner wisdom. It matters less about what you write down, but more about just writing freely and listening to your inner-voice. That voice that is in touch with your emotions and subconscious.
Planning is also a form of writing. But it is done in a much different way.
Sheena's favorite planners right now:
|Jun 13, 2019|
Having CLARITY is Like Having Bumpers on your Bowling Lane - Prevent Yourself from Falling into the Gutter
Craft your life instead of becoming someone by accident.
|Jun 07, 2019|
Four Ways to Fill Up your Energetic Cup
Well, hey there! I am so excited to share this episode with you. If you're new to the podcast, my name is Sheena Walenta and I started this Mama Motivation podcast to help women and mothers everywhere design the life that they deserve and live a life with more joy and less overwhelm. Today's episode is about creating, cultivating, and maintaining energy throughout the day.
|Jun 06, 2019|
Don’t Buy into the Myth that you have to “Do it All” - Ask for Help and Learn to Receive Help
Well, hey there! I am so excited to share today's episode with you. If you're new to the podcast, my name is Sheena Walenta and I started this Mama Motivation podcast to help women and mothers everywhere design the life that they deserve and live a life with more joy and less overwhelm. Today's episode is about asking for help when you need it and learning to receive help.
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|May 28, 2019|
A Talk with Ashley Beukema about Postpartum Depression
Special guest, and friend Ashley Beukema, opens up about postpartum depression. On May 1st she posted the below Facebook post and I knew it was so important to share her story with other woman. It's an important topic because many woman struggle with some form of depression at one point or another but often keep it a secret. On today's podcast episode, we are pulling back the curtain, and talking all about it.
Ashley's Facebook Post on May 1st.
March 2018- I realized something wasn’t right.
Even though I have a history of depression and anxiety, I didn’t experience PPD when I had Claire. So when I had Bella it didn’t even cross my mind that this would happen. Sure enough, I am the one out of every ten women that are effected by PPD. My crazy medical history has left me with a negative view of doctors and medicine. Therefore, at first I tried to treat myself holistically- eating better, exercise, more vitamins, meditation- but that wasn’t enough.
The way my story started differs than most too. Bella was born in October 2017 and this didn’t start until March 2018. I have loved her and bonded with her from day one. I never had ill thoughts toward her. I later found out that the cause of this was from the shift in my hormones when I decided to stop breastfeeding her- a choice that still haunts me and makes me emotional to this day.
Many people I talk to say they can’t relate- they want to help but don’t know how. “There is a chemical imbalance in your brain.”- is why my doctors say. This short list of symptoms can only give outsiders a glimpse at what I am dealing with- No one will ever understand it fully, but here’s a look into my last 13+ months: having difficulty sleeping (don’t worry they gave me meds for this 🙉), loss of appetite (so please don’t comment on my weight- it’s a symptom of this medical disorder that I wish I didn’t have 🙊), excessive fatigue (often making it hard to get out of bed 🙈), frequent mood changes (especially a depressed mood), loss of pleasure, feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and helplessness and thoughts of suicide. Through all of this I have been a full-time working mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, coworker, etc. - putting on a happy face everyday 💁🏼♀️. Luckily, in the last 13+ months I have also been to 50+ psychotherapy and psychatrist appointments. In recent months I have been more open about the subject, although I fear the negative stigma. I have found that the more open and authentic I am, the more supported I feel.
And that is my reason for this post- to let others suffering know that it is okay to speak your mind and ask for help. And also to thank my family, friends, acquaintances, coworkers, etc. that have lent an ear and offered advice when I needed it most- you know who you are- and just because everything seems ok, keep checking in! Always open to hear others stories, suggestions and advice.
|May 25, 2019|
Girlfriend's Guide & CliffsNotes
This episode is the girlfriend's guide on how to use the podcast. What you can expect down the road. And how to hang on when the roller coaster of life is taking you on a wild ride.
|May 25, 2019|
Let your Ego Take a Back Seat
We as moms are constantly comparing ourselves to others, and even worse, are constantly comparing our children to other kids. It's important to remember that all kids develop at different stages. Coordination comes in at different times. Cognitive ability progresses at different rates. And we all have different passions, wants, interests, and desires. I've learned to eliminate the extra stress of comparing my kids to other kids around us. I've stopped putting expectations on how I think things should go.
|May 25, 2019|
Eliminate Time Leaks & Focus Energy Into Where it Matters Most
We are all busy, our plates are so full. So how do you manage your time effectively so you can accomplish important things each day? In this episode I discuss how to identify time leaks you may currently have, and how to reshape your thinking of where your time could be better spent.
|May 10, 2019|
Welcome to the Mama Motivation Podcast!
The Mama Motivation Podcast was made to help and inspire women and mothers to build a life of joy and fulfillment with less overwhelm. Motherhood can be lonely at times; this podcast is like talking to girlfriends who have been through it all, we'll discuss self help, personal growth, mastering mindset, overcoming hurdles, sleepless nights, and so much more. We want to inspire and motivate moms to be the best version of themselves and to live a life of passion and purpose. It's a place where women of all walks of life can learn nuggets of wisdom and inspiration to help design the lives they desire. Whether your a mom to a newborn, your kids are leaving for college, you work, you stay at home - this podcast is for all moms. Embrace your messy, beautiful, life and learn how to enjoy every minute of it! Join Sheena and her guests, as they discuss anything and everything pertaining to motherhood and living a fulfilling life!
|May 09, 2019|