BONUS 167: Self-Love & Self-Forgiveness

August 10, 2018

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Maria Rothenburger, a psychotherapist who specializes in infertility. If you haven’t already listened to it, she shared her personal infertility story in Episode 18.

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Dr. Rothenburger and Heather discuss how to love and forgive yourself while battling infertility:

SELF-LOVE

  • Why is loving yourself important, especially for those battling infertility?
  • Why is self-love such a hard skill to learn?
  • How can other people negatively impact our ability to love ourselves while battling infertility?
  • What are the signs that listeners might be in some serious need of more self-love? Please explain each one.
  • What are some situations that might come up during someone’s infertility journey in which self-love is vital?
  • How exactly can listeners build the skill of self-love?
  • What does self-love look like? What are some self-love practices you recommend, and why?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

SELF-FORGIVENESS

  • Although similar to self-love, I see self-forgiveness as slightly different. Do you agree? And why is self-forgiveness important throughout someone’s infertility journey?
  • Why is self-forgiveness such a hard skill to learn, especially for those of us who are Type A?
  • How can other people negatively impact our ability to forgive ourselves throughout our infertility journeys?
  • What are the signs that listeners might be in need of self-forgiveness? Please explain each one.
  • What are some situations that might come up during someone’s infertility journey in which self-forgiveness is vital?
  • How exactly can listeners build the skill of self-forgiveness?
  • What does self-forgiveness look like? What are some self-forgiveness practices you recommend, and why?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • What words of hope would you offer to listeners who are currently struggling with self-love and/or self-forgiveness?

BONUS: Check out BONUS 17 for a discount code for some of Dr. Rothenburger’s services.

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