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007 Equipping ourselves (and our children) to find courage

parenting podcast Sep 04, 2018

 

In this episode of the Dethroning Your Inner Critic Podcast, Emily and Joanna are chatting with Cherylanne Skolnicki. Cherylanne is the founder and CEO of Brilliant Balance, a personal development company dedicated to helping high-achieving women have a balanced life while developing a plan to reach their peak potential. Their programs help women develop a blueprint for the life they want, and our community and coaching calls provide guidance and support to build momentum for their personal action plan.

 

During our discussion, we’re chatting about:

  • What stands between us and our full potential
  • Finding the courage to find our “something more”
  • Understanding our Inner Critic is NOT who we are
  • The most important education we’ll ever give our children
  • Deciding we want something...and going for it

 

Key Takeaways:

You have to ready to suspend your disbelief that this is possible.


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5 Steps To Dethrone Your Crazy “Bad Mom” Inner Critic

parenting Oct 25, 2017

I have been waiting for the premier of the movie “Bad Moms” all summer long.  I have heard fellow moms talking about it for months, rallying packs of moms together to see this movie.  So, I was so excited when I finally went to see it last week.  I wanted to find out why it is that this movie is resonating with so many women in a way that no movie has done in years.

This movie really hit home for me, as a therapist who has helped thousands of moms struggle with feelings of guilt and inadequacy, and as a mom of three kids.  It also hits home with millions of moms out there who struggle with the feeling that they have no idea what they are doing, and they are not doing a good enough job.

Motherhood has become an all encompassing identity. Moms feel that it is their fundamental role in life to be the “ideal mom”:  To do it all, know it all, BE it all, and make sure your kids turn out the way you want them to!  This role has...

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5 Tools To Separate You From Your “Bad Mom” Inner Critic

parenting Oct 25, 2017

Your inner critic convinces you that you have to keep doing more, being more, knowing more, in order to feel like you are a good mom.  The minute you meet her expectation of who you are supposed to be, that is quickly yesterday’s news, and she is already on to the next problem you have to solve, the next mountain you have to climb, the next milestone you have to make your child reach.

The truth is that the feelings of inner peace, joy and contentment that all moms crave, come from learning how to separate yourself from your inner critic.  It’s about learning the tools to stop giving energy and attention to the critic’s attempts to improve, perfect, fix or change either you or your children.

Here are 5 tools to separate YOU from your “BAD MOM” INNER CRITIC:

1.    What is the story your inner critic has been telling you about the mom that you are?  Pay attention to the areas where you are struggling or suffering the most in...

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Parenting From Love and Compassion

parenting Oct 01, 2017

We all want our kids to grow up to be successful in life.  So much, in fact, that our Inner Critics often hijack our thought process with “What if’s”.  What if they don’t get good enough grades to get into a good college?  What if they don’t have enough friends?  What if they dress all in black when they’re 16?  What if I’m not doing enough as a parent to help them succeed?

Parenting from this place of fear creates much of the drama, stress, and pressure between us and our kids.  Our Inner Critic creates our own internal anxiety by convincing us that we need to “make sure” that our kids turn out to be “successful”.   We focus on measurements of their success:  grades, sports performance, groups of friends, appearance.  We don’t recognize that this is our Inner Critic’s agenda, that it is an illusion to think that we can fully control how our children turn out.

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