Episode 136: Heather MacFadyen

I am so excited to welcome Heather MacFadyen to the show today. You likely know her from the God Centered Mom podcast. She’s been hosting that show for 5 years! If you don’t know her already, she’s a mom to 4 boys. We talk about fears that we have and how fear is the root problem to other emotions we have like anger; we talk about guilt and shame in motherhood and what to do when shame is driving your identity. 


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Takeaways From Our Conversation:

  • “Not a rejection. Its a direction."
  • "Its hard to change our feelings but we can change our thoughts."
  • Heather said 3 words: feeling, thinking, acting. When you feel an emotion rise up like anger for example, at some point during it or after ask yourself: What do I feel? What am I thinking? How do I act? I think that most of us are used to be reactionary people. But if we want to get to the root issue then we need to do a little work. Such good advice from Heather today.

Discussion Questions

  • What is your favorite summer survival hack?
  • What are some things you did or do as a family that has become a fun tradition?
  • What type of fear do you tend to wrestle with when it comes to your kids of those closest to you?
  • In what ways has motherhood revealed not so pretty things about yourself?
  • How are you tempted to deal with the pain that comes up in life?
  • How can you remove yourself as mother out of the equation—to not take it personal? 
  • Where do you feel guilt in motherhood?
  • How has shame defined what you believe about yourself?

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