EP54: Heng Ou, author of the First Forty, on Slowing Down and Embracing Discomfort to Find Growth

What She Shares:

  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Her varied birth and postpartum experiences
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Learning about nourishing food from her family
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Becoming a single mom of three and reweaving herself

What You’ll Hear:

  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†The importance of practicing receiving and recognizing when we‚Äôre depleted
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Ways to slow down and reflect on your feelings so they don‚Äôt accumulate and overwhelm
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Approaching life from a point of maintaining vitality and attending to yourself
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Embracing the simplicity of care
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Respecting the true pace of the body and nervous system to truly be resourced
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†How different postpartum experiences affect your health
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Caring for yourself during your menstrual cycle can help fortify your health
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Finding her medicine and following it
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Reconfiguring the meaning of ‚Äėfamily‚Äô
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Embracing passions outside of our jobs to bring fulfillment
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Recognizing that we cannot attend to every need or desire
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Allowing space and flow in postpartum, and knowing that re-opening takes time and patience
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†All our stories are unique, but many of the feelings are similar