This Mother's Day on The Girlfriend Doctor, we recognize the hardworking single mothers who sacrifice their wellness for the happiness of their families. Motherhood demands unshakable energy, but mothers are only human, and working non-stop has consequences.
To help others, you have to help yourself first, so we encourage all mothers to take a break, do what sparks joy, and prioritize self-care,
Dr. Cabeca shares the story of her mother, who worked tirelessly to the point of severe cardiac stress. Burnout and sickness should not be the standard for motherhood. Self-care is not optional but is an essential ingredient to a long and joyful life.
This episode will inspire you to take time each day to renew your spirit so you can have the energy and longevity to be the mother your family needs for years to come. Mothers deserve microdoses of daily rest to recuperate and revive the soul. Join us as we recognize the hard work of mothers everywhere!
[1:00] A Story of My Mother
[4:50] My Promise to My Mother
[6:20] The Devil’s Pitchfork
[8:00] Microdoses of Daily Rest
[9:00] The Role of a Single Mother
[11:30] Creating a Spiritual Partner
[13:30] Recognizing You Need a Break
[16:00] The Importance of Support
[18:00] Recognizing The Single Mothers
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
“We need to make those microdoses of daily rest part of our lives, so that we continue to fill our tank doing the things we love and enjoy doing, and often those are the things we put off because we feel that, at least in my case, I’m speaking from my experience, that it may be a little self-indulgent to take time for myself when I’ve got so much work to do.” [8:27] -Dr. Anna Cabeca
“We are never alone. We need to seek and accept support, as well as ask for it too and have that comradery, have that connection, have that good community.” [23:00] -Dr. Anna Cabeca