The Truth About Mom Guilt with Kelly Brogan, MD

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Season 2, Episode 7

Mom guilt with Kelly Brogan MD [DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_PLUS] When I was working on this show I kept thinking about how I can get it out to as many mamas and women as possible. It’s incredibly powerful and timely. This show is longer than most but I couldn’t bring myself to edit much out...we need to hear this. It’s not just about mom guilt but about trusting ourselves and our intuitive nature, how we’ve strayed from that and how we can get it back. I’m your host Rachel Maskell and in today’s show I bring on the very brilliant Kelly Brogan MD to discuss a top of mind question for most of us...

Dr. Kelly Brogan is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the book, A Mind of Your Own, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. And...she is a mother of two.

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Topics we cover:

    • The ancestral framework of mom guilt
    • The dance of mom guilt and depression
    • Myths of depression
    • How healing our bodies heals the world
    • Tools to reconnect with our intuition and wisdom
Was your mind blown? Mine was. So many things Dr Brogan shared triggered more questions, more awareness and more desire to put myself as a priority. There is no shortage of martyrdom in motherhood but there are plenty of openings for new examples for who and what a mother can be. What feels right to you? What’s calling you and what wisdom does the voices shroud in mom guilt have to offer? Kali and me in SF Thank you for listening. If you liked this show, please share it with your community. If you, or another mama you know, are looking for answers to your burning questions send them my way at mumboss.com/contact. You can also support the #mumboss vision by subscribing on iTunes and rate the show...even if you tune in through other formats. If you don’t want to miss an episode be sure to subscribe for updates on my website at mumboss.com A quick update there is one more show in season 2 then off for a break before season 3. I’m trying to decide if every week is a good frequency or if every other week is for posting is better. Do you have a preference? If so, give me a shout on Instagram @mumboss or on my website at mumboss.com/contact Until next time...I'm Rachel Maskell and this is the #mumboss podcast. Download episode | Get new episodes delivered to your inbox

About this episode

Kelly Brogan MD is the author of A Mind of Your Own, a New York Times and USA Today Best Seller. All done from the power of the people ready for change. Be a part of the movement with #amindofyourown. A little about the book:
Depression is not a disease. It’s a symptom. Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. But the truth is, what women really need can’t be found at a pharmacy. According to Dr. Kelly Brogan, antidepressants not only overpromise and underdeliver, but their use may permanently disable the body’s self-healing potential. We need a new paradigm: The best way to heal the mind is to heal the whole body. In this groundbreaking, science-based and holistic approach, Dr. Brogan shatters the mythology conventional medicine has built around the causes and treatment of depression. Based on her expert interpretation of published studies, combined with years of clinical experience, Dr. Brogan illuminates the true cause of depression—and inflammation is at the root. A Mind of Your Own offers a realistic action plan that women can use to heal their bodies, alleviate inflammation, and feel like themselves again without a single prescription. Bold, brave, and revolutionary, A Mind of Your Own takes readers on a journey of self-empowerment for radical transformation that goes far beyond symptom relief – into true healing.

Links from the show:

Need a like minded community of mamas? Check out Fearless Parenting. If you're looking for that extra support you might want to try Thyroid.Yoga. What is Thyroid.Yoga? More than just the physical practice of yoga and targeting the thyroid, it’s about clearing the stagnation in your glandular system, nourishing your organs, promoting hormone balance, and taking a deep dive into the subconscious patterns that have been keeping you from the vibrant health that is your birthright. Taught with Fern Olivia Langham Fern a top LA-based integrative health practitioner, yoga and meditation instructor is renowned for her artful approach to healing. Bed music from Podington Bear. Thank you for the use!

Get to know our guest:

Natasha McLean is the brilliant mama of Canary Jane. She's an incredible blogger, illustrator and a super beautiful being. Thank you for your question Natasha!


3 comments

  • Hi Rachel… such a great interview. I’ve shared it with a number of friends. I can so relate personally to the conversation on the spiritual, but also on the physical with the medical choices that I made 30 years ago as a nurse, the product of a medical family, a mother of two, a working person and someone who felt a lot of angst around be whether I was doing the best I could do in many areas of my life…. or perhaps in every area of my life. It’s interesting how much of what you’re speaking was my experience, from a vague post partum depression, feeling very removed, and then to a depression years later that took me to the hospital, a lot of caring for everyone, thyroid stuff and then eventually the diagnosis of RA… working with all of it and have been for years.
    I congratulate you on bringing this forward. And I do agree that we are at a very powerful time. I knew that there was such more going on for me beyond depression, but at the time, it was tough to get other support around that. One of the things that really needs to happen in the States is a re-evaluation of the short time that women in the US have off after having a baby. How can one possibly be at all ready to go back to work after 6 weeks, which I believe is what women there (I’m in Canada, eh?) have.
    I recently heard that it’s good to pray for others what you would have them pray for you. Self Love and Peace does seem like the perfect prayer. Blessings. Barb

    Barbara Andrew (as in Angels Teach.) on

  • Thanks for this amazing interview on a much needed dialogue!

    Kelli on

  • Yes! Thank you Barb! The convsersation needs to continue and to be expanded out. So many people’s lives are impacted and yet we hardly talk about it. Part of my mission is to change that. Thank you for sharing your story. Together we can bring this convo to light!

    Rachel Maskell on

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