Episode 67: Impactful Mothers with Annie Schuessler

I’m talking with Annie Schuessler, host of Therapist Clubhouse podcast, about how our motherhood journeys entwine with our work and how we impact our corners of the world. Annie helps private practice entrepreneurs build profitable and fulfilling businesses by leveraging their unique superpowers. 

We’re discussing how we strive to stay present with our families, tend to and model self care, protect against burnout, find our rhythms, want to feel, craft our livelihoods, what we give energy to, and how we parent. 

And we’re also opening up about our commitment as white mothers to biracial children: we’re listening more, witnessing more, sitting in spaces of not-knowing, pondering different flavors of discomfort, and above all staying engaged in the discussions about race and privilege. Bearing witness helps us discern where our voices are needed, when our voices distract, and notice how wisdom is being called forth. It’s a journey of discovering who we really are, and how we jazz things up when we remember to let ourselves shine through.  

 

Quoted in the Episode:

 Which part of you is desire coming from? -Annie Schuessler

Which part of you is desire coming from? -Annie Schuessler

 I noticed, when I brought up what I saw happening, that people were so defensive. It was really impossible -at least in that moment- for them to hear me and hear what I was seeing because it just felt "you can’t be saying that I am racist" and "here are all the reasons I couldn’t be racist.” So there couldn’t be a conversation. -Annie Schuessler 

I noticed, when I brought up what I saw happening, that people were so defensive. It was really impossible -at least in that moment- for them to hear me and hear what I was seeing because it just felt "you can’t be saying that I am racist" and "here are all the reasons I couldn’t be racist.” So there couldn’t be a conversation. -Annie Schuessler 

 How do we learn without barfing our privilege on others? -Annie Schuessler

How do we learn without barfing our privilege on others? -Annie Schuessler

 I'm talking a lot less, listening a lot more, especially with people of color, not chiming in and saying what I know. Not talking about anything I need to prove, but really listening. I think of my journey more as being commitment rather than being right. -Annie Schuessler

I'm talking a lot less, listening a lot more, especially with people of color, not chiming in and saying what I know. Not talking about anything I need to prove, but really listening. I think of my journey more as being commitment rather than being right. -Annie Schuessler

 Sometimes the teacher we need to meet is the one that’s inside of us. -Rebecca Wong

Sometimes the teacher we need to meet is the one that’s inside of us. -Rebecca Wong

 Look at yourself in relationship with others. See the dark murky shadowy parts of yourself. Even the rage, ugly emotions, and the shame that you don’t want to carry. But they’re there. Sit with them. -Rebecca Wong

Look at yourself in relationship with others. See the dark murky shadowy parts of yourself. Even the rage, ugly emotions, and the shame that you don’t want to carry. But they’re there. Sit with them. -Rebecca Wong

Where to find Annie: 

coachingwithannie.com
Therapist Clubhouse podcast 

 

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