#011 ~ Thriving Parents [Interview with Dr. Wall]

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Join us as we talk to Dr. Alessandra Wall, a licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in helping new parents not only survive, but THRIVE! If you’re feeling overbooked, underwhelmed, and out of focus you’ll enjoy Dr. Wall’s suggestions on how to create a more balanced, fulfilling life for you and your family.

Many people want balance, health and a sense of control over their lives, but aren’t sure where to start or what they should be focusing their efforts and time on. Busy business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling to juggle personal, familial and professional roles, and parents who are trying to define their needs while taking care of their families will gain a ton of insight and wisdom from this episode!self-smile-color-2014-e1431970763111

Alessandra’s Bio: Alessandra Wall, Ph.D. is the Owner of Life in Focus Coaching. She is a wife, mother, Life coach, psychologist, CrossFit Coach and the Board Chair of Empower Charter School. Dr. Wall believes that life should be about thriving, not just getting by. She practices out of San Diego, Calif., and coaches working professionals and parents to find what is right for them and build the life they want to live. For more, visit http://www.lifeinfocussd.com.

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

TIMESTAMPS:

Stephanie’s Updates [1:06]

Aglaée’s Updates [6:05]

Dr. Alessandra’s Biography [7:42]

What it means to THRIVE as a new parent versus survive. [9:05]

Why is parenting so tricky? [11:54]

Dr. Wall’s thoughts on attachment parenting. [16:26]

Ways to make the transition to parenthood more smooth. [19:19]

Ways to build a community if you don’t have family around. [23:13]

Why have we become so out of touch with our needs. [29:15]

How to figure out what you need. The practice of doing “nothing.” [35:20]

What do you do if you don’t know what your needs are? [39:30]

What can we do to not feel guilty about taking time for ourself. [45:32]

How does Dr. Alessandra Wall create balance in her life. [50:42]

Actionable steps moms can take to create balance and live their ideal life. [54:40]

SHOWNOTES:

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disclaimer Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only

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