Episode 039: Kelly Stanley – Our Energy IS Our Family Culture

Kelly Stanley has a M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Certified Professional Coach. She has been a Psychology Professor for 12 years and a mother for 13 years. Her coaching practice, Rising Up, provides mental wellness coaching to help moms deal with the mental load of motherhood.


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From This Episode Mothers play a significant role in shaping their family culture. Kelly’s advice on how moms can be more confident in their role, and manage the stress and pressure are the following:

  • Get clear on your values and your vision, and your aspirations.
  • Be grounded in your own identity.
  • Use self-care as an opportunity to get in tune with your abundance, and fill your self.
  • Get clear about your boundaries.
  • Learn how to interact with people that doesn’t compromise or sacrifice who we are.

When are firm about boundaries, we can know where to delegate responsibilities, what our limits are, how we can balance the responsibilities to share the load, and also manage the times when we feel inadequate and give ourselves some grace. The energy we bring to our family is the underlying family culture that our family feels. What we bring to our family energetically is our family culture!

“If I’m working on me, and I’m trying to be the best human I can be, that’s enough!”

Reading is a form of self-care and modeling your abundance mindset, and growth mentality.

Recommended Books:

Just read! 🙂

Any of Brené Brown‘s work.

“No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame” by Janet Lansbury

“The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing with Your Children” by Cathy Cassani Adams

“The Self-Aware Parent Two: 23 More Lessons for Growing With Your Children” by Cathy Cassani Adams

Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting” by Cathy Cassani Adams

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children” by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years” by Michelle Icard

The Available Parent: Expert Advice for Raising Successful and Resilient Teens and Tweens” By Dr. John Duffy

And, for some fun reading: Liane Moriarty books

Where to Find Kelly:

Rising Up Coach



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About the author, Jodi

I live in Richmond, Virginia with my husband, Michael, and our four young kids. We homeschool, and work remotely, so I guess we may take this on the road some day! I have a bachelor's degree from George Mason University in Health Promotion Studies, but I attended five different universities before finally finishing while I was expecting my third baby! I'm a returned missionary from the Hawaii Honolulu Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'm sort of a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none, but I do enjoy reading personal development and parenting books, finding new ways to enjoy exercising, and learning more about being an entrepreneur.

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