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Episode 16: Embracing Your True Self as a Mom

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Welcome to the "Wellness in Every Season" podcast, where we embark on a transformative journey towards achieving total wellness, even in the midst of overwhelming moments. I'm your host, Autumn Carter, and I'm thrilled to have you here.

This podcast is a sanctuary for all mothers out there, and we extend a warm invitation to anyone seeking guidance and inspiration. We believe in fostering an inclusive community where we learn and grow together, supporting each other during life's challenging transitions.

Join us as we step out of survival mode and discover the path to thriving, embracing wellness in every season of motherhood. From sleepless nights to new beginnings, we'll explore practical strategies, share heartfelt stories, and uncover the transformative power of self-care and self-love.

Together, we'll unlock the wisdom, strength, and resilience within ourselves, reminding one another that we're never alone on this beautiful, yet demanding, journey. It's time to prioritize your well-being and reclaim your joy, one season at a time.


This is Episode 16. Welcome to another inspiring episode of "Wellness in Every Season" with your host, Autumn Carter. Get ready, wellness wanderers, as we embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and empowerment tailored specifically for moms like you. In this episode, we'll be exploring an array of transformative topics to help you thrive in every season of life.

Join us as we dive into the power of integrating conscious and subconscious thinking, allowing you to tap into your innate wisdom and make decisions aligned with your authentic self. Discover how this integration can unlock new insights and innovative solutions, enabling you to be a better problem solver in various aspects of your life.

We'll also explore the profound impact of planning ahead in alleviating decision fatigue and fostering authenticity. Learn practical strategies to proactively set intentions, prioritize self-care, and create space for personal growth, all while navigating the beautiful chaos of motherhood.

As wellness wanders, we'll discuss lifehacks specifically designed for moms, such as rehoming items at your child's level to foster independence and teaching them essential life skills. Embrace the power of curiosity when things go wrong, uncovering valuable lessons and insights even in the face of setbacks.

So, grab a cup of tea, find a cozy spot, and get ready to embark on a wellness adventure with "Wellness in Every Season." Autumn Carter and the entire team are excited to have you as part of our wellness wanderer community. Together, we'll explore the depths of self-discovery, embrace authenticity, and cultivate well-being in every season of your beautiful, motherly journey. Let's embark on this transformative experience together!

Showing up authentically in life is a personal journey that doesn't depend solely on education level. It's about embracing who you are, expressing yourself honestly, and living in alignment with your values and beliefs. Here are some suggestions that can help anyone, regardless of their education level, to show up more authentically:

Take some time to reflect on who you are and what matters to you. Consider your strengths, passions, and values. Understanding yourself better will help you live a more authentic life.Set aside regular time for self-reflection, whether it's a few minutes each day or a dedicated time each week. Consider journaling or meditating to delve deeper into your thoughts and emotions.Reflect on your past experiences, strengths, and challenges to gain insights about yourself.

Embrace yourself fully, including your background, education level, and life experiences. Acceptance allows you to move forward without judgment or self-doubt. Embrace your background and education level as part of your unique story.Practice self-compassion and remind yourself that everyone has their own journey.Focus on your strengths and the qualities that make you special.

Identify the values that are most important to you. These could include honesty, kindness, resilience, or any other qualities that resonate with you. Live your life in alignment with these values.Make a list of the values that resonate with you and prioritize them.Consider how you can integrate these values into your daily life and decision-making process. Reflect on moments when you've acted in alignment with your values and the positive impact it had.

Surround yourself with people who accept you for who you are and support your journey. Seek out authentic connections where you can be yourself without fear of judgment.Seek out individuals who appreciate and accept you for who you are.Engage in open and honest conversations with trusted friends or family members. Create connections with people who share similar interests or values.

Nobody is perfect, and it's okay to make mistakes. Embrace your imperfections as part of your uniqueness. Learn from your mistakes and use them as opportunities for growth. Recognize that making mistakes is a natural part of growth and learning. Cultivate a mindset of self-improvement rather than self-judgment. Practice self-forgiveness and learn from past experiences to make better choices in the future.

Continue learning and growing in areas that interest you. How much you know doesn't have to be limited to formal schooling. Read books, take online courses, or explore subjects that ignite your curiosity. Pursue knowledge and personal development in areas that interest you. Explore resources such as books, podcasts, or online courses on subjects that intrigue you. Engage in hobbies or activities that allow you to learn and expand your skills.

Find ways to express yourself authentically. This could involve creative outlets such as art, music, or writing. It could also mean sharing your thoughts and opinions with others, being true to your beliefs. Find creative outlets that allow you to express your thoughts and emotions. Engage in activities such as painting, writing, singing, or dancing. Share your opinions and perspectives with others in a respectful and confident manner.

Taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally is essential for living authentically. Prioritize activities that bring you joy, relaxation, and fulfillment.Prioritize activities that promote your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.Engage in regular exercise, eat nutritious meals, and get enough rest. Dedicate time to activities you enjoy, whether it's reading, taking walks, or practicing mindfulness.

Listen to your inner voice and trust your instincts. Your intuition can guide you towards choices that align with your authentic self.Pay attention to your gut feelings and instincts.Trust yourself to make decisions that align with your values and intuition.Reflect on past experiences when you followed your intuition and how it positively impacted your life.

Acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small. Recognize your growth and the steps you've taken towards living authentically. Recognize and appreciate your accomplishments, no matter how small. Celebrate milestones and progress you've made towards living authentically. Share your achievements with others who support and uplift you.

Authenticity is about being true to yourself and finding your unique voice. Life achievements don’t define your worth or authenticity. Embrace who you are and live your life in a way that aligns with your values and brings you fulfillment.

Allowing your conscious and subconscious minds to work together harmoniously is an essential aspect of living authentically. By integrating these aspects of your mind, you can tap into your true self and live in alignment with your values and aspirations. To develop the collaboration between your conscious and subconscious minds, there are several practices you can incorporate into your life. First, set clear intentions by defining your authentic self and the values that are important to you. Your conscious mind can establish a clear intention to live authentically, while your subconscious mind contributes insights and solutions that align with your authentic identity.

Engaging in mindfulness and self-reflection practices can help quiet your conscious mind and create space for your authentic self to emerge. By exploring your thoughts, emotions, and desires through self-reflection, you can uncover the deeper aspects of your authentic identity. Visualization and imagination techniques are powerful tools for envisioning yourself living authentically. Your conscious mind can guide the visualization process, while your subconscious mind contributes intuitive insights and symbols that represent your authentic aspirations. Expressive writing or journaling is another effective practice that allows your conscious mind to express your true thoughts and emotions, while your subconscious mind reveals hidden wisdom and authentic desires. Trusting your intuition is crucial in living authentically. Your subconscious mind often communicates through intuition and inner wisdom.

Practice listening closely to the subtle signals of your intuition and trust the guidance it provides, allowing your conscious mind's doubts and fears to be quieted. Engaging in creative self-expression activities, such as painting, writing, dancing, or playing music, enables you to authentically express yourself. Let your conscious mind guide the process, while your subconscious mind contributes imaginative ideas and unique expressions of your authenticity. Affirmations and positive self-talk nurture your authentic self. By consciously repeating affirmations that reinforce your true identity, you foster a deep alignment between your conscious and subconscious minds. Reflective practices play a vital role in living authentically. Regularly reflecting on your experiences, choices, and interactions allows your conscious mind to review and assess your actions, while your subconscious mind provides deeper understandings of your authentic motivations and aspirations. Remember, the journey towards authenticity is a personal and unique one. By cultivating a balanced and harmonious relationship between your conscious and subconscious minds, you can access the depths of your true self and live authentically, embracing your values, passions, and unique qualities.

Being a better problem solver is a valuable skill that can benefit various aspects of your life, whether it's in personal relationships, work, or everyday challenges. Here are some strategies to enhance your problem-solving abilities:

Clearly identify and understand the problem you are facing. Break it down into specific components and gather all relevant information. Ask questions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the situation.

Take a step back and objectively analyze the problem. Look for patterns, root causes, and underlying factors that contribute to the issue. Consider both the immediate and long-term impacts of the problem.

Brainstorm and come up with multiple possible solutions to the problem. Encourage creativity and think outside the box. Avoid dismissing ideas too quickly, as even seemingly unconventional solutions might have merit.

Evaluate Options by Assessing the pros and cons of each potential solution. Consider feasibility, potential risks, and the alignment of each option with your goals and values. Prioritize the options based on their potential effectiveness and practicality.

Choose the solution that appears to be the most promising based on your evaluation. Trust your judgment and be willing to make a decision, even if uncertainties remain. Remember that taking action is a crucial step in the problem-solving process.

Implement your chosen solution by breaking it down into smaller, manageable steps and create an action plan. Set realistic deadlines and milestones to track progress. Be flexible and willing to adjust your approach if needed.

Pay attention to feedback and results as you implement your solution. Evaluate the outcomes and analyze whether adjustments are necessary. Embrace a growth mindset, viewing challenges as opportunities to learn and improve.

Don't hesitate to involve others in the problem-solving process. Seek input and perspectives from colleagues, mentors, or friends who may offer valuable insights. Collaboration can enhance creativity and generate more robust solutions.

Develop your critical thinking skills by engaging in activities that challenge your assumptions and expand your perspectives. Read diverse materials, engage in debates, and ask thought-provoking questions to sharpen your analytical abilities.

After solving a problem, take time to reflect on the process. Identify what worked well and what could be improved. Apply the lessons learned to future problem-solving situations, refining your approach and becoming a more effective problem solver over time.

Problem-solving is a skill that can be developed with practice and persistence. Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth, approach problems with an open mind, and be willing to adapt your strategies as needed. With time and experience, your problem-solving abilities will continue to strengthen.


Welcome to our mindfulness segment. Close your eyes and take a deep breath, allowing yourself to settle into a comfortable position. Bring your awareness to the present moment, letting go of any distractions or preoccupations.

As you begin this meditation, envision a situation or problem that you would like to solve or find clarity on. See it clearly in your mind's eye, recognizing its complexity and the various factors involved. Hold this image gently in your consciousness.

Now, bring your attention to your breath. With each inhale, imagine breathing in clarity and focus. As you exhale, release any tension or resistance you may be holding onto. Allow your breath to anchor you in the present moment, creating a sense of calm and stillness within. Let go of any negative feelings and allow yourself to be curious.

As you continue to breathe, open yourself to the integration of your conscious and subconscious minds. Visualize a bridge connecting the logical, analytical aspect of your conscious mind with the intuitive, creative aspect of your subconscious mind. See this bridge as a pathway for ideas, insights, and solutions to flow freely between the two.

Imagine stepping onto this bridge, feeling a sense of harmony and balance between your conscious and subconscious selves. As you walk across, allow yourself to embrace the wisdom and guidance that each aspect of your mind offers.

With each step, affirm your trust in the collaborative nature of your conscious and subconscious minds. Repeat to yourself, "I trust in the power of my conscious and subconscious minds working together to find creative solutions."

As you reach the other side of the bridge, imagine yourself surrounded by a field of infinite possibilities. Feel the energy of creativity and inspiration enveloping you. Allow your mind to open up to new perspectives, fresh ideas, and innovative solutions.

Rest in this space of expansive awareness and receptivity, knowing that the answers you seek are within you. Give yourself permission to receive insights and guidance from your subconscious mind, knowing that it is working in harmony with your conscious intentions.

Stay in this space for as long as you need, allowing the integration of your conscious and subconscious minds to deepen and expand. Whenever you're ready, gently bring your attention back to your breath, feeling the sensation of each inhale and exhale.

With a renewed sense of clarity and a strengthened connection between your conscious and subconscious selves, slowly open your eyes. Carry this integrated state of mind with you as you navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, knowing the answers will come when your mind is ready.


Being a better problem solver entails integrating conscious and subconscious thinking to create a more holistic approach. Through our practice of meditation, we discovered that taking the time to breathe and quiet the mind allows connections to form between all sides of the brain, including the conscious and subconscious. This integration starts by clearly defining the problem and engaging the logical analysis of the conscious mind to gather information. As we step back and objectively analyze the situation, we tap into the surface-level details while also diving deeper to identify patterns, root causes, and underlying factors. This analytical process draws upon the conscious thinking.

However, we learned that to expand our insights and possibilities, we must invite our subconscious mind into the problem-solving process. By encouraging our subconscious mind to contribute ideas, we access its intuitive and imaginative thinking, fostering creativity and unconventional approaches. It is our way of making a mind map, we allow all ideas to collect so we can filter through them. Integrating conscious and subconscious thought allows us to explore novel solutions that our conscious mind alone may not have generated.

During the evaluation stage, it is crucial to maintain a balanced perspective that incorporates practical considerations from the conscious mind and intuitive nudges from the subconscious mind. Trusting our intuition and gut feelings helps us align our choices with our authentic selves and intuitive wisdom.

Once a decision is made, we must take action and implement the chosen solution, breaking it down into manageable steps using the analytical and logical abilities of our conscious mind. Throughout the implementation process, remaining open to feedback and results allows us to evaluate outcomes, make necessary adjustments, and adapt as needed.

Reflection plays a vital role in the problem-solving journey. By reflecting on our experiences, lessons learned, and feedback received, we engage our conscious mind in continuous improvement. This reflection enables us to integrate newfound knowledge and insights, refining our problem-solving strategies for future challenges.

Collaboration and seeking support from others enrich our thinking. Engaging with diverse perspectives and involving others in the problem-solving process expands our conscious mind's understanding and taps into collective intelligence. This collaborative effort stimulates new ideas and fosters innovative solutions.

Practicing critical thinking exercises further enhances our problem-solving abilities. These exercises challenge our assumptions, expand our perspectives, and strengthen the analytical capabilities of our conscious mind.

By integrating conscious analysis with the creative insights of our subconscious mind, we develop a more holistic problem-solving approach. This integration allows us to leverage the full power of our thinking capacities, resulting in more effective and innovative solutions.This helped me to come up with our summer routine years ago that only needs slight tweaking every year. It also allowed me to come up with chore lists with reminders on my phone. The process of honing our problem-solving skills and refining our ability to integrate conscious and subconscious thinking is continuous. Through this practice, we become better problem solvers, embracing our authentic selves and approaching challenges with a comprehensive and integrated mindset.



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The merging of conscious and subconscious thinking in problem-solving can help alleviate decision fatigue. Decision fatigue refers to the mental exhaustion that occurs when we are faced with numerous choices or decisions throughout the day, leading to reduced willpower, poorer decision-making, and increased stress. I easily get decision fatigue when stressed, so I combate it by being an excellent planner. When things go wrong, I plan out how to prevent it next time.

By integrating conscious and subconscious thinking, we can streamline the decision-making process and reduce the burden on our conscious mind. Here's how it helps with decision fatigue:

Integrating conscious and subconscious thinking allows us to tap into our intuition and gut feelings. Our subconscious mind processes vast amounts of information and experiences, often leading to intuitive insights. By accessing this intuitive wisdom, we can make decisions more efficiently, bypassing lengthy analysis and deliberation.

Decision fatigue can hinder our ability to think creatively and consider innovative solutions. By engaging our subconscious mind in problem-solving, we unlock creative thinking and open ourselves to unconventional approaches. This creative mindset helps us break free from the fatigue-induced rut and explore fresh possibilities.

Decision fatigue arises from the mental effort required to make decisions. By integrating conscious and subconscious thinking, we distribute the cognitive load between the two aspects of our mind. The subconscious mind can handle some of the processing, relieving the burden on our conscious mind and reducing decision fatigue.

Decision fatigue often leads to indecisiveness and second-guessing. Integrating conscious and subconscious thinking enables us to trust our intuition and gut feelings. This trust allows us to make decisions more confidently, without overanalyzing or succumbing to decision fatigue.

When decision fatigue sets in, our focus and clarity diminish. Integrating conscious and subconscious thinking through practices like meditation helps clear the mental clutter, improving our focus and allowing us to make decisions with greater clarity.

Integrating conscious and subconscious thinking encourages reflective decision-making. By reflecting on our experiences and tapping into our subconscious insights, we make more informed decisions and reduce impulsive choices that can arise from decision fatigue.

By integrating conscious and subconscious thinking, we tap into a deeper well of insights, creativity, and intuition. This integration streamlines the decision-making process, reduces cognitive load, and provides a more efficient and effective approach to decision-making. Ultimately, it helps mitigate decision fatigue by leveraging the strengths of both aspects of our mind and leading to more balanced and informed decisions.

Planning ahead can significantly alleviate decision fatigue and facilitate the integration of the subconscious and conscious brain. Here's how planning ahead can help:

Decision fatigue often arises from having to make numerous small and repetitive decisions throughout the day. Planning ahead allows you to make important decisions in advance, minimizing the number of daily choices you need to make. By pre-determining certain aspects of your day or week, such as your schedule, meals, or outfits, you reduce decision overload and conserve mental energy for more critical and creative thinking. Speaking of schedule and meals, I have a new Facebook group called, “Embrace and Recharge: Wellness for Overwhelmed Mom”, What mom is not overwhelmed?!? I have a worksheet for block scheduling and meal planning tips in our group as well as a free guide called, “How to create space, balance, and total wellness in your life when kids are demanding all your attention.”

When you plan ahead, you offload decision-making from your conscious mind, freeing up mental space for deeper thinking and problem-solving. With fewer trivial decisions to make in the moment, you create room for your conscious and subconscious brain to work together more harmoniously. This enables greater integration of different thought processes and enhances your overall cognitive abilities.

By planning ahead, you provide an opportunity for your subconscious mind to work on challenges and dilemmas in the background. When you consciously set intentions or goals, your subconscious mind continues to process information, make connections, and generate insights while you go about your day. Do you ever suddenly have a novel idea for a problem you gave up on solving? Thank your subconscious. When I have a problem and can’t solve it, I mentally kick it to my subconscious so I can focus on mothering.

Planning ahead gives your subconscious mind time to process information and contribute intuitive insights to the decision-making process. As you consider options and make plans in advance, your subconscious mind can provide subtle nudges or gut feelings that guide you towards the best choices. This integration of conscious planning and intuitive input leads to more informed and aligned decisions. My advice here is to trust the decision you made when you were not in a time crunch, don’t suddenly shift gears unless your gut and brain are on board.

Without proper planning, decision fatigue can lead to impulsive and hasty choices. By proactively mapping out your goals, priorities, and strategies, you create a framework that guides your decision-making. This structure helps you resist impulsive temptations, as your conscious and subconscious minds work together to stay aligned with your planned intentions.

Planning ahead fosters a proactive mindset that strengthens your cognitive agility. It allows you to anticipate potential obstacles, consider alternative scenarios, and adapt your plans accordingly. This forward-thinking approach enhances your ability to navigate complex situations, make adjustments on the fly, and engage both conscious and subconscious thinking in real-time problem-solving. Like when you are cooking and find out you don’t have the ingredients you need, so you make a quick adjustment and the meal turns from its normal four stars to five stars.

By planning ahead, you reduce decision overload, create mental space, and allow your subconscious and conscious minds to collaborate more effectively. This integration facilitates intuitive decision-making, reduces impulsive choices, and enhances your cognitive abilities. Ultimately, planning ahead alleviates decision fatigue, optimizes your mental resources, and promotes a more harmonious interaction between the different aspects of your brain.

Lifehack segment:

Welcome to our Lifehack segment, where we explore effective strategies to empower children and foster independence. Today, we'll explore the power of rehoming items around the house at their level and teaching our children how to use them, creating opportunities for self-sufficiency and skill development. Anyone else excited for the breathing room this will create?!?

One powerful lifehack is to reorganize your home environment to promote independent actions. By placing snacks at their level, children can learn to feed themselves during snack time. Our kids have smoothie twice a day and one snack time, so we place snack items at their level in the pantry and pour smoothie every morning into enough tumblers to last each of our four littles through the day. This simple adjustment not only encourages autonomy but also cultivates fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they learn to handle food independently. Additionally, consider placing non breakable cups, bowls, and plates within their reach, enabling them to contribute to setting the table. This not only teaches responsibility but also fosters a sense of contribution and belonging within the family unit.

Another lifehack involves implementing a "one child, one chore" system. Assigning a specific chore to each child until they master it before moving on to the next can instill a sense of ownership and accomplishment. Once a child has become proficient in their assigned task, they can then teach the next child and learn a new chore themselves. This approach not only reduces the burden on parents but also cultivates leadership skills, teamwork, and a sense of responsibility in each child. It also promotes a supportive and collaborative environment within the family, where older siblings become mentors and younger ones benefit from their guidance.

By rehoming items at their level and promoting independent tasks, you empower children to develop essential life skills and build confidence. It will be a family adjustment while these are being implemented, and your home will go through many stages of re-organizing as they grow, but trust me it’s worth it.

These simple adjustments foster self-sufficiency, problem-solving abilities, and a sense of autonomy in children from an early age. Moreover, the "one child, one chore" system nurtures a culture of learning, collaboration, and shared responsibility within the family.

So, take a moment to reassess your home environment. Identify areas where you can make simple changes to empower your children. By strategically rehoming items and implementing the "one child, one chore" system, you'll witness the transformative power of fostering independence and skill development in your children's lives.

Planning ahead and alleviating decision fatigue are connected to showing up authentically in the following ways:

Clarity of Intentions: Planning ahead allows you to define your intentions and priorities in advance. By consciously setting goals and making choices aligned with your values and authentic self, you create a framework that guides your actions. This clarity of intentions helps you show up authentically by ensuring that your decisions and behaviors are in alignment with who you truly are.

Reduced Impulsive Reactions: Decision fatigue can lead to impulsive and reactive behaviors that may not be authentic to your true self. By planning ahead and minimizing the need for spontaneous choices, you reduce the likelihood of acting on impulse. This gives you the opportunity to respond to situations in a more intentional and authentic manner, aligning your actions with your values and beliefs.

Planning ahead allows for thoughtful decision-making that considers your authentic desires, needs, and aspirations. It gives you the space to reflect on what truly matters to you and make choices that align with your authentic self. By integrating conscious planning and subconscious insights, you can make decisions that are more authentic and in alignment with your true values and identity.

Decision fatigue can contribute to stress and overwhelm, which may hinder your ability to show up authentically. By planning ahead and reducing the number of decisions you need to make in the moment, you alleviate the mental burden and create a sense of calm. This reduced stress allows you to be more present, centered, and authentic in your interactions and engagements.

Planning ahead involves self-reflection and introspection, which contribute to a deeper understanding of yourself. As you consider your goals, priorities, and values during the planning process, you gain clarity about your authentic desires and motivations. This increased self-awareness enables you to show up authentically by aligning your actions and choices with your true self.

Planning ahead and consciously making choices in line with your authentic self helps cultivate authenticity as a habit. By consistently showing up authentically in various aspects of your life, you reinforce your true identity and strengthen your sense of self. This habit of authenticity becomes a guiding principle in how you navigate the world and interact with others.

Planning ahead and alleviating decision fatigue support the expression of authenticity by providing clarity of intentions, reducing impulsive reactions, enabling aligned decision-making, reducing stress and overwhelm, enhancing self-awareness, and cultivating authenticity as a habit. By integrating conscious and subconscious thinking, you can make choices and take actions that are in alignment with your true self, allowing you to show up authentically in all areas of your life.

Staying curious when things go wrong holds immense power and can lead to growth and resilience. Curiosity allows you to approach setbacks and challenges with an open mind and a willingness to learn. Instead of succumbing to frustration or despair, cultivating a curious mindset encourages you to explore the situation from different angles, seeking underlying causes and potential solutions. This attitude of curiosity promotes problem-solving and empowers you to adapt and find alternative paths forward.

Staying curious when things go wrong helps you extract valuable lessons and insights from the experience to help you the next time you are in a similar situation. Rather than dwelling on the negative aspects or placing blame, curiosity prompts you to ask questions and dive deeper into the situation. What can you learn from this setback? How can you improve or prevent similar issues in the future? By embracing curiosity, you transform challenges into opportunities for personal and professional growth. You gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your capabilities, and the world around you, fostering resilience and equipping you with valuable knowledge to navigate future obstacles more effectively.

Staying curious when things go wrong enables you to approach setbacks with a growth-oriented mindset. It empowers you to seek solutions, learn from the experience, and develop resilience. By maintaining curiosity, you harness the power to transform adversity into valuable lessons and propel yourself towards future success.


Segment: Coaching Questions

Here are some coaching questions to help you ponder where you are and what you need to change throughout this week.

How can you create opportunities for your conscious and subconscious minds to work together in your daily life?

In what ways can you integrate planning ahead and decision-making to alleviate decision fatigue and show up more authentically?

How can you foster curiosity and a growth-oriented mindset in yourself and your children when facing challenges or setbacks?

What adjustments can you make in your home environment to empower your children to do things on their own and develop essential life skills?

How can you reframe "failures" as opportunities for learning and growth, both for yourself and your children?

What strategies can you implement to encourage open communication and collaboration within your family, allowing each child to teach and learn from one another?

How can you prioritize self-care and create space for your own personal growth and development while balancing the demands of motherhood?

What practices or rituals can you establish to cultivate mindfulness and presence in your interactions with your children?

How can you encourage your children's natural curiosity and creativity, fostering a love for exploration and learning?

What steps can you take to model and promote authenticity in your own actions and choices, inspiring your children to embrace their true selves?


Thank you for joining us on this episode of "Wellness in Every Season." Today, we explored a range of topics relevant to moms, including integrating conscious and subconscious thinking, being a better problem solver, planning ahead to alleviate decision fatigue, and the power of showing up authentically in your life. We discussed practical strategies, lifehacks, and coaching questions to empower you in your journey as a mother.

We hope that you found valuable insights and inspiration to enhance your well-being and navigate the joys and challenges of motherhood with greater authenticity and resilience. Remember, by integrating conscious and subconscious thinking, planning ahead, and staying curious, you can create a more harmonious and empowered life for yourself and your family.

Stay tuned for our next episode, where we discuss the transformative power of building habits and setting SMART goals. Thank you for being part of our "Wellness in Every Season" community. Don't forget to subscribe and stay connected for future episodes filled with valuable insights and strategies to support your well-being. Together, we can continue to nurture ourselves, embrace authenticity, and thrive as moms.


Thank you for joining us on this week's refreshing wellness discussion. I'm Autumn Carter, your guide through the seasons of motherhood, and I hope you found inspiration and valuable insights during our time together.

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Until next time, remember to prioritize your well-being, embrace every season with grace, and always strive for wellness in every aspect of your motherhood journey. Take care, and I can't wait to catch up with you soon.


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