As African American women, we serve as the backbones of our families and communities. This idea is so deeply entrenched in us that we are expected to be everything for everyone and nothing for ourselves. While our strength is something to be proud of, carrying it as a badge of honor and centering it as our identity can lead to burnout and resentment.
Today, I am joined by Dr. Zoe Shaw, a woman who has experienced the burnout that comes with superwoman syndrome, like many other African American women. It is precisely this that caused her to take a step back, re-evaluate her life and learn to prioritize herself.
Join Dr. Zoe and I as we have a candid conversation on mental health, vulnerability, self-care, boundaries, and the importance of therapy. Listen in to find out how her self-care journey empowered her and her community and finally enabled her to truly have it all.
Meet Dr. Zoe Shaw:
Dr. Zoe Shaw is a licensed psychotherapist, motivational speaker, podcast host, life coach and fitness fanatic. She is passionate about helping women who struggle in difficult relationships- especially that sometimes difficult relationship with themselves.
After 15 years in traditional psychotherapy practice, Dr. Zoe jumped off the couch and now helps women using a different modality with a mix of virtual therapy, coaching services and programs designed specifically for women trying to have it all, who sometimes struggle in the superwoman game.
Dr. Zoe is a graduate of UCLA and Pepperdine University. She is a frequent blogger (writing about helping women redefine their Superwoman) and loves answering women’s burning questions in her advice column at the Grit and Grace Project (online women’s magazine).
I want to send a special thank you to Dr. Zoe for imparting her wise words. A special thank you to you as well for listening to today’s episode. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me. Feel free to like, subscribe, and share this episode with your sister circle. Here’s to having it all!
Connect with Dr. Zoe:
- Check out her website to stay up to date with her: https://drzoeshaw.com/
- Ready to begin your self-care journey? Check out her book ‘A Year of Self-care’: https://drzoeshaw.com/a-year-of-self-care/
- Listen in to her podcast, The Dr. Zoe Show: https://drzoeshaw.com/category/radio-show/
- Find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drzoeshaw/?hl=en
Connect with me:
I would love to hear from you; send me an email at: [email protected]
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