Dr. Maureen Petersen on caring for ourselves as we care for others.

Episode 63
43m | May 8, 2024

Sometimes, when you care for the needs of others, you forget to care for yourself.

Enter Dr. Maureen Michele Petersen. She is a physician, life coach, mom, and author of the new book Reclaiming Life: A Guide for Parents of Chronically Ill Children. She shares her journey in this episode as a mother of a chronically ill child and offers insights on caring for others while practicing self-care. She emphasizes the importance of gratitude, viewing challenges as gifts, and understanding the beauty of life's dichotomy. Dr. Petersen highlights the significance of emotional health and provides strategies for recognizing and processing emotions. She encourages journaling as a tool for self-reflection and suggests seeking help and support when facing difficult situations.

Highlights and takeaways from the conversation:

  • Practice gratitude to shift focus from challenges to the goodness in life.
  • View challenges as opportunities for growth and learning.
  • Prioritize self-care to maintain emotional health and better care for others.
  • Journaling can help recognize and process emotions and identify self-limiting beliefs.

You can get to know Dr. Maureen Petersen by connecting with her on LinkedIn and getting a copy of her new book, Reclaiming Life.

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