Talking self care, managing expectations, and more with Mara Glatzel

Stepping Into Truth: Conversations on Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Season 2 Episode 9


Mara Glatzel

In this conversation Mara Glatzel and I discuss meaningful self-care (it’s not just baths and chocolate), managing our expectations of ourselves so that we aren’t setting ourselves up, and how thought patterns and belief systems play into self-care. We talk about taking risks and how taking a risk might be the best self-care there is and so much more.

I think you’re gonna love this deep conversation.

Mara has her MSW degree, and is also an intuitive coach, writer, and podcast host who helps perfectionists and people pleasers reclaim their sovereignty. Her superpower is saying what you need to hear when you need to hear it and she is here to help you believe in yourself as much as she believes in you. She teaches everything she knows about identifying, honoring, and advocating for your needs in her 9-month online program Tend. You can access her free training Self-Care That Works, hang with her on Instagram, or tune into her weekly podcast Needy.

Mara’s Action Items:
1) Make a practice of asking yourself what you need when you wake. Be responsive and flexible in your response to what you hear from yourself.
2) Put a buffer between when you’re stopping work and moving into the rest of your day. Something that lets you wash the energy of the work day away.
3) Turn your social media off for a good chunk of your day. Mara does from 8pm to 8am but adapt this to your life. Take this time to be led by your own mind and your own heart, shutting out the noise of the outside world.

Connect with Mara:
Instagram: @maraglatzel



Credits: Harmonica music courtesy of a friend

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