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Episode Info: Moms are some of the busiest, most overwhelmed people on the planet, but they also have the ability to change a culture from the building blocks. As a mom of six with a background in journalism, Katie Wells realized the innate power moms have in the world and started on her journey to stop our kids from ever having to face the health challenges so prevalent in the world today.  Katie started her website, Wellness Mama, as a way to provide simple answers to helping families get healthier. An award-winning blogger, author, and podcaster, Katie is an expert in helping busy moms and families embrace the power of natural healing. If you are the caretaker of your family or looking for tips to get well on a budget, Katie is the lady for you. We are on a mission to change the statistics, stop comparing ourselves to others and remove the guilt around parenting. When you are able to feel the fear and do it anyway, you can stop measuring yourself by your achievements and start embracing all of the things that make you.  Are you ready to start giving yourself some grace and in turn become a better parent? Share which of Katie’s tips were your favorite in the comments on the episode page.    In This Episode Free and natural ways to help you focus on what really matters in life Learn how to move beyond failure and develop a tolerance for it Why you need to give yourself grace and stop comparing yourself to others Ways eating dinner together as a family can reduce your stress load The importance of chipping away at your emotional walls to find happiness   Quotes “I think it was just the contrast of holding this tiny baby, that I didn't even realize I could love someone so much, and reading all these statistics about what he was going to face… all of that just kind of lit this passion in me that I wanted to change that statistic.”  (7:59) “Really being kind of ruthless and honing down on what are the most important things in life, and starting with those, those things should hit the schedule first, not the ten million sports practices and all of the extracurricular activities and things we add on.” (16:42) “I think some of our best lessons in life come from our failures, certainly that has been the case for me.” (22:28) “I could have the perfect diet and do all the right things and check all of the boxes, but there was still this gigantic boulder blocking my path. Which was that I had all these emotions stuck and when you create walls, you can't go anywhere.” (25:21) “To me, it is that ripple effect, that we can create through those little tiny things of actually just truly loving someone, including ourselves, without expectation or qualification, and just like exuding that, the number of ripples that has in the world I think is astounding.” (39:57)   Links Wellness Mama Website Wellness Mama Podcast Follow Katie on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter   Find the full show notes for this episode here Keep up with all things Love Is Medi...
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