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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Aug 30, 2022

Today’s show—my 200th!!—begins with a bit on my story and how it led me on to the path of greater self-care. For we’ve all been through crises, which in my case turned out to be a marvelous teacher. I also share some thoughts from my wonderful late daughter Teal Barns, who lived with great wisdom and joy and really understood exactly what I needed to learn: how to just ‘be’.




I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a striver. Ever pushing myself forward to achieve achieve achieve—or at least try to. The problem is that this is the surest path to burnout…and often we trudge there despite the warning flags being waved at us by our bodies.


Perhaps these ideas will help you find a way to slow down a little, tune in and stop making life so very hard. Consider these points, that I discuss in this show.


  • Are You in Touch with Your Body?
  • Teal’s best tips for listening to your body
  • How we were born and what it means for your self-care
  • Why we stop listening to ourselves
  • What is tech apnea
  • What trauma has to do with all of this
  • Is your productivity linked to PTSD?
  • How is your own self-care?


Take a look at the following questions and see if you’re called to journal on them…


Suzanne’s Key Self-Care Questions


  1. How do you know if you need better self-care?
  2. How would you describe your general state of mind right now?
  3. Do you feel like you could cry?
  4. How’s Your Energy?
  5. How would you describe your self-care?
  6. The last time you took a vacation was….?
  7. Where do you find the fun in life?
  8. Is it happening often enough?


I truly hope you find peace and peace of mind in this show. I’m so glad you’re with me for the ride!






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Suzanne’s essay, Getting Out of the Cage of Self-Doubt





Suzanne Falter hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where she brings better self-care to thousands of busy people each week in 98 countries around the globe. She also keynotes and leads corporate workshops and online programs on self-care. She is the author of The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks.)