SHOW NOTES BONUS Ep 221 with author Kari Kampakis
TITLE: BONUS! Why your investment in self-care is about more than YOU! Episode 221
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:
We get so many mixed messages about self-care. For many of us, even doing the minimum amount can leave us feeling guilty.
I often find the topic seems to be one of extremes. Taken too far self-care can legitimately become “selfish,” but when we don’t pause and take the time to engage in an adequate amount of self-care, it means we’re not doing what we need to refuel in order to be the women and people we hope to be, and to have the impact we hope we can have. Holidays are often the most challenging and can leave us feeling incredibly depleted, guilt-ridden, or BOTH.
That’s why I think today’s conversation is so important and will resonate with YOU. It’s also why I wanted to share this encore episode while I’m taking a break this week to recharge a bit and spend more time with my family.
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
My guest is Kari Kampakis. She is a best selling, award winning author and blogger and one of my favorite repeat guests here at She Said/She Said Podcast.
In this encore BONUS Episode Kari joins us today to talk about her latest book — her fourth and my personal favorite of Kari’s so far. The book is called “More than a mom: How prioritizing your wellness helps you (and your family) thrive.”
Kari has a way of articulating the challenges of modern motherhood that is grounded, practical, and spiritual. She often provides just the perspective that I need when I’m facing a parenting challenge, and I know many of her readers and followers feel the same.
Even if you are not in the throws and joys of motherhood — or maybe even if motherhood isn’t part of your journey — I know you’ll find much to love and appreciate about Kari’s message. It’s an important one and not just for moms.
HOW SELF-CARE RELATES TO INFLUENCE:
Investing in ourselves is part of building and sustaining influence. That’s because it’s an essential part of how we become the people we want to become. It takes effort, work, and self reflection. It also reminds me of a personal mantra of mine: “you get what you give.” That concept applies to ourselves as well as to others. When we starve ourselves for the recharge and fuel we need, we’re less able to do all of the amazing things we hope and dream about accomplishing.
PRIORITIZING OUR OWN SELF-CARE INCREASES THE POSITIVE IMPACT WE HAVE ON OTHERS: Kari talks about several dimensions of this that I think you’ll really appreciate.
TAMING THE TENDENCY TO MULTI-TASK: Kari talks about how she tames this Type-A tendency, while channeling her mental energy in ways that enable her to have a bigger impact
WHY KARI SAYS BUILDING OUR NETWORKS IS AN IMPORTANT FORM OF SELF CARE: I love how Kari’s message about creating and tending our networks. Investing in our relationships is a key dimension needed to build and sustain influence in our lives and careers.
HOW AND WHY KARI THINKS ABOUT HER LIFE AND CAREER IN SEASONS
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO LEARN TO “MOTHER OURSELVES”
KARI’S ADVICE FOR HOW TO AVOID GETTING SUCKED INTO DIFFERENT DEMANDS WHEN SHE’S MADE A COMMITMENT TO HERSELF
HOW KARI CREATED A BUSINESS OUT OF A PASSION FOR BLOGGING: You can find even more about her personal journey in our earlier conversation back in Episode 116 KARI KAMPAKIS.
Wherever you are in your journey, I hope you find as much value from this conversation with Kari as I did, and I hope you’ll make the time to read Kari’s new book “More Than A MOM: How prioritizing your wellness helps you (and your family) thrive.”
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Thanks again for listening, and for making this investment in YOU!
ADDITIONAL EPISODE LINKS:
About Kari Kampakis
Be sure to use our official She Said/She Said Podcast link to purchase Kari’s latest book: “More than a mom: How prioritizing your wellness helps you (and your family) thrive.”
More on networking: How to grow your networking as you grow and evolve in your career – She Said/She Said Podcast Episode 182