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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Jul 6, 2021

In today’s show, we’re beginning with an essay I wrote in 2016 called The Eight Secrets of Emotional Self-Care. Why? Because this is an often overlooked but critical part of the self-care path. I hope you find it useful.

One of the many unexpected gifts that came from my daughter Teal’s death was a precious, slightly tattered red spiral notebook filled with healing wisdom. In it are hundreds of channeled quotes and insights she received in meditations. This is where I begin my conversation with you about the healing wisdom of the body.

To that end, I begin by reading a popular essay I wrote a while back called ‘Are Your Hot Flashes Trying to Tell You Something?’ Read on – and listen in -- if this applies to you. This is wisdom that can be applied across the board, no matter what uncomfortable or uncommon body symptoms you are experiencing.

It’s old news that there is a powerful body-mind connection, of course. But Teal’s take on it is special I think. So I spend a fair amount of time in the main section of the podcast talking about her ideas on what the body tells us about our minds.

You will learn:

  • How to observe what is going on in your body – and see if you’re squelching that information
  • Some helpful questions you can ask yourself about your own body discomforts
  • What cravings might be trying to tell you
  • The four most common emotions we try to suppress, mask or avoid … though our bodies won’t let us do that for long

Hope this gives you some food for thought.



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The Eight Secrets of Emotional Self-Care

Christiane Northrup’s book The Wisdom of Menopause


Christiane Northrup, M.D., is the host of eight public television specials and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and Goddesses Never Age. A board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Northrup has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, the Today show, and Good Morning America, among many others.