53 minutes | Mar 6th 2016

On Staying Present and Happy with Camaron Brooks, Episode 7

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Highlights of Our Conversation: Why and how Camaron wrote and published her book with two very young children The “inherent loneliness” of motherhood Enjoy the phase you’re in… The need to be in the moment as a mother Motherhood is a huge learning experience Our legacy of love The importance of reflection and connection Tuning in to “natural sound”: anchors that help us get back to the present Moving towards love Striving: Good vs Bad Accepting our past The importance of little victories for our children How we judge ourselves Why self-care matters High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), walking, and having fun The importance of play The power of small steps in creating change Some advice for new mamas Quotes from This Episode by Camaron Brooks: “My identity as a person really kind of exploded when I became a mom, and I didn’t know who I was and I think that’s because I had a false sense of identity based on career and a lot of other things. But motherhood kind of cracked that all open. We all go through that.” “Connection is why we’re here.” “Everything in life is a practice, there’s no finish line…” “How am I treating my body? How am I taking care of myself?” “I see aging as a beautiful process…” Other Quotes from This Episode:   “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” - Mother Teresa "A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love—from a belief in what is not real, to faith in that which is. That shift in perception changes everything." -Marianne Williamson Links and Books Mentioned In This Episode: Reporting Live From Studio B, Camaron’s book about becoming a stay-at-home mom after a career as a reporter Camaron’s Blog: reportinglivefromstudiob.com The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle 10 MIndful Minutes by Goldie Hawn, Wendy Holden The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin The Book of Awakening, by Mark Nepo The HMP episode with Kris Dersch: www.happinessmama.com/05 Return to Love by Marianne Williamson 10% Happier by Dan Harris Small Change by Susan and Larry Terkel The Happiness Mama Community on Facebook www.happinessmamacommunity.com Spread the Word: If you enjoyed the podcast and want to help other mamas be happier, too, visit iTunes or Stitcher and kindly leave me a rating, review, and subscribe. More ratings and reviews can lead to more eyes and ears seeing and hearing the podcast. Thank you! How to Subscribe to the Happiness Mama Podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Stay in Touch: Never miss an episode! Click here to get the Happiness Mama Newsletter and your FREE gift, The Self-Care Workbook, so you can feel AMAZING, every single day. Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you be a little bit happier, and remember, self-care is not selfish, it’s essential.
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