The Happiness Mama Podcast with Heather Ash

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Aug 29, 2016

In this special solo episode, host Heather Ash talks about essential self-care, why we need self-care, and how to get the self-care we need, so that we can thrive. She also talks about what it’s like to be an introvert and a mom, and balancing needs for connection and quiet while being a busy mama. Finally she shares two great books for getting started with silent meditation.


  • The benefits of getting the self-care we need
  • What is self-care
  • The challenges moms face in getting the self-care we need
  • Self-care check in… How is your self-care?
  • Priorities
  • Benefits of meditation and mindfulness
  • Being an introverted mom
  • Getting the connection I need, even as a stay-at-home mom
  • How to strengthen your self-care practice
  • Good books about meditation
  • How to get a free audiobook

Books and Links

Quiet Mind: A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation, edited by Susan Piver

Real Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg

Shownotes can be found at

Read the blog post this episode is based on here.

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Aug 24, 2016


Blogging after breakup
A supportive husband
Writing a book in a year with a new baby
What nobody talks about
Her dream for all women
The Confidence Revolution
Awesome videos
Introvert or extrovert?
Myers-Briggs personality assessment
Awkward conversations with blog readers
Who we were in school
Learning to make herself proud first
Self-help books
Rescripting our thoughts
Her experience with meditation
Wrangling snakes
PSA for men: What NOT to tell a woman
The lie of Jerry Maguire
Catia’s three favorite forms of self-care


Daring Greatly

The Gifts of Imperfection
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
To Kill a Mockingbird


“That’s my dream for everybody, that they have their heart full.”
“Once you’ve walked through the fire, nobody can take that away from you.”
“It’s okay to feel all the feelings.”
“We complete ourselves, and if we’re not the one for ourselves , then we can never be the one for anybody else.”
“What kind of love do you believe you deserve?”

(All of the previous quotes are those of Catia Holm.)

"When women move forward, the world moves with them." ~African proverb