What do you want your children to learn from you about love? Here’s an even better question, what’s one word you think of when you think about love?
For my guest today, her earliest memories of what she thought love was centered around anxiety and feeling uncomfortable. Later, as she began dating, she found herself in a cycle of toxic relationships.
Then a scary and life-threatening experience made her realize that something had to change.
My guest today is mom, wife, transformational life coach, and domestic abuse survivor, Stephanie McPhail. Stephanie found herself at 35 years old recently divorced, facing legal issues, and grieving the death of her grandmother.
She became depressed and barely able to function in her daily activities. As a result of her journey in healing from that difficult experience, she realized a greater calling to inspire others.
More about the guest
Stephanie received her BS in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz and her double Masters in Education and Health from Hofstra University.
Her experience working as a specialist, trainer and educator for a crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline led to her passion for educating people on how to live their most fulfilling lives.
She became committed to helping others after overcoming her own personal crisis.
She now helps others through Transformational coaching, nutrition, Reiki and energy psychology.
We talk about
- Her journey from extreme lack of self-esteem and a toxic mindset about love to having a healthy marriage with two little kids
- What led to her initial cycle of toxic relationships
- Her terrifying experience in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship
- Lessons she’s learned through her journey of healing
- How to work through self-doubt as a mom
- And she also shares a unique way she practices self-care
Links & Resources
Connect with Stephanie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeingLovedShouldntHurt/
National Domestic Violence Hotline
More about the Gotcha Mama Podcast:
The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.
Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
We understand that motherhood can be lonely and make you doubt yourself. The Gotcha Mama Podcast exists to let you know that you are not alone as a busy mom of young kiddos, no matter what you’re dealing with.
The show is all about tearing down our insecurities as moms by honestly sharing our stories and a little of what we’ve learned along the way.
We believe it’s a whole lot better riding the rollercoaster of motherhood together!
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