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Author: Dr. Brooke Weinstein

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This podcast is different from all the other parenting podcasts you've seen. Dr. B gets real and open about the true struggles of parenthood. It'll be messy, entertaining, educational and real! No quick band aid fixes but an authentic journey to THRIVING in parenthood. Think of Dr. B as a personal trainer for your brain. Cause this sh*t is REAL. She specializes in neuroscience based sensory and emotional regulation. But the good news is you don’t have to be a neuro science geek to learn all the brilliant tips and tricks to make your life so much easier in parenthood
New episode every Friday.
64 Episodes
EP: 64 On today’s episode of Thrive Like a Parent Podcast, I have a friend I want to introduce you to, her name is Kelly Brock. She is a business mentor, a coach, a mom, a wife and frankly overall bad ass. Kelly has been an entrepreneur for 14 years now. She spent 10 years in network marketing and has even been on the billboard in Times Square. But, in her last years of network marketing, she developed anxiety and depression. This made it difficult for Kelly to function as she used to and for anybody who knew her at that moment, it would not have matched the identity that she saw for herself or that was portrayed online. There is definitely a difference between achieving your dreams and achieving those dreams while maintaining your mental health, balance, and authenticity. And that’s literally exactly what Kelly does. And she does it in such a vulnerable and honest and beautiful way. And I’ve seen it firsthand. So a lot of what we want to tell you about today is entrepreneurship and finding the right people to work with, while keeping your authenticity and mental health a priority. It's important for everyone to know that you can be your own beautiful mess, yet still be a really awesome leader at the same time. It is possible to have that darkness but yet, what comes out of it is not icky and traumatizing but beautiful and healing and moving into alignment with, especially, entrepreneurship and business. You can be a human being and run a business, you can be a human being and be a leader. It is possible. Living in integrity is so crucially important to me, and having the trust of my community and knowing how important it is to find the support from humans who truly care, rather than just be a sales tactic or finding financial gains is what continues to motivate me in making a difference in people’s lives while helping them thrive like a human. You can follow Kelly on Instagram @KellyBrock or you can go to her website XOXO, Dr. B
EP:63 I promise you I am not getting political. My stance on what is going on in the world is that "a human is a human is a human '' and anytime there is loss of a human, it's devastating. With recent events, was I devastated to see what happened on October 7th? You bet. Does it hit home for me? Sure, I am a white Jewish female. But a human is a human is a human, and I need you to know that before I speak on anything I say today. As someone who has a voice you are always going to say things wrong. No matter what you say, it is always the wrong thing. I was told I was a disgrace, uneducated, disappointing, unfollowed, ignorant for my stance. But I want to take this example of what happened to me to speak about what often happens to us in our daily lives. It is important for you to understand that when having a conversation with someone you feel you are being heard, seen, your boundaries are being respected, and your position on a particular subject or matter, matters. It is also important for you to know, prior to any conversation, if that conversation will meet: 1. Conversation dialogue of safety 2. Connection Everyone needs to feel a safe connection rather than feeling shut down and defensive. You might be experiencing this right now and I'd like to help guide you and move you through how you can support yourself in moments where you don't feel seen, heard, shut down, defensive, etc. Those hard conversations will lead to the most beautiful safety and to the most beautiful connection if you go into them with vulnerability, honesty, and chipping away at all the walls around you. And if you have fear going into those conversations, that means that you're doing something different than you've ever done in the past. And that fear can guide you into knowing you're actually making changes in your life and making changes in your brain patterning and you're growing as a human because you're saying no fear. Join me on this week's episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast to talk through how you can build safety within your brain. XOXO, Dr. B #podcast #thrivelikeaparent #parenting #burnout #fightorflight #sensoryregulation #emotionalregulation #selfcare #nervoussystemregulation #awareness #momlife #modelingregulation #thrive #thrivelikeaparentpodcast
EP:62 In this podcast episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast I am so honored to be joined by Maria Gonzalez, a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Maria is also one of the coaches on my team who helps support our clients. Personal growth doesn't happen overnight and requires trust in the process. So many of our clients initially seek rapid, linear changes, but it takes time. We must learn to embrace the journey with its highs and lows that eventually turn into rolling hills. We must understand what truly mental health looks and how to support your mental health on a neurological level. And it stems so deep that we are then able to impart this wisdom on to our children. Once you make that shift, your child is then living with that parent, that version of you. And that's the version you've always been, but maybe never let out. And our children will then learn that and we help our clients learn how to support our children through the same mindset. If you tired of living in a constant state of fight or flight and are ready to find balance and piece.. My team and I would love to support you.
EP:61 If you are tired of being exhausted, if you're tired of being lonely, if you are tired of snapping at your kids, if you're tired of feeling like it's an uphill battle, if you are tired of only getting that dopamine hit when you buy something for yourself and there's no other joy in life, if you feel like your partnership is stale, or you want to rip their heads off….. That means ding ding, ding, ding, ding, it's time for support! Because you we aren't meant to do this alone. Take time to support you in the way that you need. That is how you go from fight or flight (red zone) to rest, restoration, peace, calm and all the different things that you long for. So take some time to rest and move through the yellow which is will be wildly uncomfortable but oh so worth it when you come out on the other side. Today I urge you to check in see how you're feeling for the day. - Are you picking your skin? - Are you chewing your nails? Are you biting your nails? - Are you emotionally eating? Are you snapping at your kids? - Are you completely disconnected from your partnership? - Are my shoulders raised? - Is my jaw clenched? - Is my forehead lifted? - Do I have a headache? Do a body scan. What are the things your body is telling you that suggest you may be in the red. What are you feeling? Where in your body are you feeling it? Then go give yourself three hours to take care of you because you're so damn worth it.
EP:60 You can create positive feedback loops of finding connection and safety and trust within the world around you. WHILE you are just simply being yourself. No costume. No act. No performance.The combination of no performance, just simply being yourself And finding safety in moments where you are just yourself is the secret sauce to that feedback loop of trusting you can simply be who you are. Know and trust your loved for exactly who you are. And it’s okay to be that person.So much good can come out of the awareness of finding safe moments and letting down your walls to simply be yourself, show up as yourself and trust those humans around you that they are safe. And if they don’t feel safe, that’s great awareness too.Join me on this weeks episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast to talk through how you can build safety within your brain.XOXO,Dr. B#thrivelikeaparent #poscast #newepisode #thrivelikeaparentpodcast #parenting #emotionalregulation #buildingsafetywithinme #parent #sensory #sensoryregulation #nervoussystem #nervoussystemregulation #momlife #dadlife #trauma #traumahealing #childhoodtrauma #postpartum #thrive
EP:59 This episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast is for the parent who is struggling with a child. And that is the bottom line. No matter diagnosis or not. The reason I'm doing this podcast, is because I've been there.Maybe you haven't realized how to put it into words.Maybe you haven't allowed yourself to fully feel those emotions.Maybe you haven't given yourself the permission to just validate that sometimes this shits hard, and you're exhausted and you're tired.I want you to know you're not alone. I want you to know it's okay to feel those feelings. And I want you to know that you are not the only parent on the roller coaster.If you need more support the team and I would love to support you. We would love to support your child into learning how to regulate. This journey is not meant to be taken alone.Comment “SUPPORT” and let’s chat.XOXO,Dr. B #podcast #throvelikeaparent #newepisode #parent #momlife #nervoussystem #nervoussystemregulation #emotionalregulation #sensoryplay #sensoryregulation #sensoryseeking #viral #video
EP:58 Join us in our latest episode on Thrive like a parent Podcast, where we chat about something we've all felt at times--- that feeling of being 'too much.' It's a deep-seated issue that quietly influences many areas of our lives, often without us realizing it. In our journey of self-discovery, we often seek empowerment, self-confidence, and control over our lives. These desires can be powerful driving forces, but sometimes, in our quest to achieve them, we unintentionally create a mask that usually hide our true selves where we end up portraying another version of us that doesn't align with our genuine feelings and identity, and make it hard for us to embrace confidence, honesty, and control which are helpful in rewiring the brain. But if we learn how to embrace our authenticity, speak up, and dance to our own rhythm, fear won't hold us back. So in this podcast, we talk about honoring exactly who you are, so that being too much will be your greatest gift. Actually, you are not too much, you're just being all that you're meant to be in this life. Take a risk! It's your brain's way of saying, "Be yourself, it's worth it!"
EP:57 Today, I have a guest on the Thrive Like a Parent podcast. Her name is Lindsay Kane now and I've known Lindsey since playgroup! Lindsey is a an incredible wife and mamma to two amazing boys. Lindsey owns a beautiful jewelry company. The link is in stories! I've worked with Lindsay and her family for a few years now. I've worked with Lindsay regarding herself and I've supported Lindsay with her kiddos. This episode is an authentic look through the lens of what a session with one of my clients looks like. We talk through our kids different nervous systems and how sometimes their underdeveloped nervous systems is what's getting in the way of them being able to attend and focus and how to support them through it all! My hope is that this will help you and other parents relate to Lindsey’s story.
It Is Ok Not To Be Ok

It Is Ok Not To Be Ok


EP:56 It is ok for you to be an individual. It's okay to not have the same opinions. It's okay to feel things that others don’t.It's okay to be a quote sensitive human. It's okay when others tell you to get over it and are not ready, and it affected me and that's okay. All of our brains function differently. And if you're trying to model someone else or a generation or you're trying to keep up with something that was taught to you that you quote should be keeping up with but deep down you're you feel empty… Listen to that!
EP:55 A question I get asked all the time… When do you know you are finally healed from trauma? The truth is… It's not about when is the healing over. It's about gaining awareness to understand that you actually do have control over how you feel in the midst of a trigger. It is the ability to say, I know that I can support myself through this. I know I have the capacity to do it. I've done it before. And I know I'm going to feel okay on the other side. And that is what it's about.   The healing and work always continues. Am I more healed now than I was a year or two ago or five years ago, you bet. But I also love the person that I am here today. And I also look forward to the person I will be in a year. Like I look forward to that. And it's okay to accept it all. Healing can happen, but it does happen very slowly. And I do believe that we become wiser as we get older, we become more comfortable within our skin and more comfortable with the choices we're making and who we are and how we choose to lead our lives and not caring about what others think as much like all that happens with with time, right and experience, but also healing. So best of luck on your healing journey and know that it's okay to go slow.
EP:54 Although being sensory seeking can be difficult at times.. You're feeling, hearing, seeing and tasting everything that most others are not. The stimuli can be overwhelming...But it can also be a beautiful benefit, personality trait and neurological trait that can support you and your life and help you find your magic, help you find what you're best at and your strengths. Your sensory sensitivity is not a weakness friend, it’s your superpower! After you listen to this podcast, if you have any more questions on this or are interested in working with myself or my team and get support in truly understanding how to support your brain please reach out. Let's chat, because you deserve to live a full life that support your individual nervous system and you absolutely CAN HAVE THAT.
EP:53 It has officially been one year since I've started my Thrive Like a Parent podcast!!! I am so grateful that you have chosen to trust me. That's why I push so hard to make sure that this is done the correct way. Thank you for trusting me in supporting you and giving you the knowledge to understand how your brain functions, how your children's brain functions and how to support both. I can't thank you enough for your love and support for myself, my family and my children. #thrivelikeaparent #podcast #newepisode #threads #parentlife #1yearoldpodcast #anniversary #thrivelikeamother #sensoryregulation #brainstimulation #sensoryregulation #emotionalregulation #nervoussystem #nervoussystemhealing #stimulation #brainhealth
EP:52 On this week’s episode of Thrive Like a Parent Podcast, I was fortunate to be joined by Dr. Morgan to discuss her book coming out called Love Your Kids Without Loosing Yourself in the Process. I was very lucky, I got a little preview. We will discuss a few things in it and a little teaser for all of you listening to my podcast to hear kind of what to expect. I personally cannot tell you enough positive things about this book and I would love for all of you to grab yourself a copy because Dr. Morgan could not be more on the money with this book. #thrivelikeaparent #podcast #newepisode #threads #parentlife #parentwithoutfear #techandchildhood #thrivelikeamother #sensoryregulation #brainstimulation #technologydetox #enoughisenough #livinginreality #sensoryregulation #emotionalregulation #nervoussystem #nervoussystemhealing #stimulation #brainhealth
EP:51 On this weeks episode of Thrive like a Parent podcast we will talk steps and signs of what happens when you finally begin the process of feeling your body come out of fight or flight. And it is so crucially important to understand this because you it's going to feel not as good as you want it to feel. is so crucially important to have this knowledge so that you don't spiral. That you don't think you're in a deep dark depression so that you don't think it's never going to end so that you know that your brain is doing exactly what it needs to do.
EP:50 This week I decided to do something a little different on my Thrive Like a Parent podcast. I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who trust me to support you through this crazy journey of life and dm me your questions. I know I don’t have the time to answer all of your questions but I will do the best I can to do that in these podcast episodes. Tell us how you're liking the podcast in the comments below, ask questions here! This will be the easiest place for me to see them. -> If you have any requests on specific topics let me know in the comments below.
EP:49 We can support our brain into rewiring. We can support our brain into healing. We can support our brain into gaining more fluency within each different portion of our brain. Your brain might push and resist away from saying the hard emotional things because your brains not used to it NOT because it can't. It's just that muscle has not been flexed enough. That is why it is so important to teach our children how to understand feelings, what they are and how to verbalize them. It is our responsibility as parents to teach our children this consistentely within the safely of our home so they can continue to do the same out in the world. Join me on this weeks episode of Thrive Like a Parent to learn how to teach your children feelings.
EP:48 I have officially been diagnosed with Hashimotos. It's an autoimmune disease, where your thyroid can bounce into hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. It's been a hard one, it's been a real hard one to swallow. But this will now be part of my story that I share with you and hopefully share my healing journey of what this looks like and how I am stepping in to supporting myself even more. And at the end of the day. It first and foremost starts with me on apologetically, taking care of myself. So I choose to move forward with the awareness, with more knowledge, more grace, more understanding, more self love, and more healing. Because at the end of the day, health is the most important thing. Mental and physical. So take this today as a reminder to slow down. Take care of yourself.
EP:47 Technology is sucking the money out of the world. It's absolutely crazy. And so many are going along with it. It's so upsetting to me. It's so upsetting for our future generations and our children. This is not what I signed up for when I decided to have a family and have kids. we've got to start living in reality and teaching our children that reality exists. And what that reality looks like is up to you to decide. You get to decide what this life looks like for your children, what you have them engage in and what you have them not engaged in. On this weeks episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast, we will dive deep into how our choices will help dictate the next generation.
EP:46 The first number one step to taking care of yourself within the exhaustion of parenthood is awareness, and acceptance. Ask yourself… How do I feel? It is ok for the answer to be I feel exhausted. You get to feel that feeling. Exhausted does not mean you're weak. Feeling exhausted does not mean that you're a bad parent. Feeling exhausted means you're probably doing a phenomenal job. When you accept how your brain and body is feeling, you are then allowed to go after the mental health that your brain and body is craving deserves and longs for. But in order to truly support ourselves, not only do we have to have the awareness and acceptance, but we have to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. We have to learn how to regulate ourselves. You are so worthy of finding that self care, you are so worthy of gaining support, no matter who it is. You are so worthy of finding a community, you're so worthy of asking someone for support, you're so worthy of having a moment of silence or just to stretch before you go to bed. You are so so worthy of that. But I cannot give that to you. You have to decide for yourself. This week on the Thrive Like a Parent podcast, we are going to discuss owning your exhaustion in parenthood and steps to take care of yourself through it without any guilt or shame.
EP:45 When there is a transition, your brain is feeling discomfort. We as parents have to support a child's brain into helping them become aware of the discomfort. We have to guide them through the process of helping them BECOME AWARE, having lots of conversations. There's no cure here. There's support. We cannot fix immediately, we have to support over the long haul. And consistency is key. On this week’s episode of Thrive Like a Parent, I dive deep into how to support your child through transitions, teach them to continue allowing their brain to say, I'm going to keep going despite the discomfort, I'm going to keep going despite the fear, I'm going to keep going despite the lack of knowledge of where the where the heck this is leading me to and set them up for success.
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Love this but less than 10 minutes in and I have heard a millions “yeah?”s

Jan 25th
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