Book Club: Daring Greatly

Join us for our September Book Club discussion of Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
About this event
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

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Please join us for our discussion of this wonderful book. Even if you are unable to complete the book, please pop in to listen to what is sure to be a great conversation.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting link.

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HER Circle members remember to support a small business and snag your book from Read With Me Raleigh and use your HER Circle member discount!

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Not a member of HER Circle yet? What are you waiting for? We’d love to have you!

Our fun, supportive community is the perfect way to build your circle of mom friends, take time for yourself, and gain access to the expert information you care about most. We have a variety of in-person and virtual events to provide you opportunities to connect with like-minded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

Join the waitlist and be the first to know when we’ve re-opened the doors to new members!

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about HER Circle and how to join our Waitlist!

Iced Coffee & Clothing Swap

Members:
Come snag some new threads from your friends!
We’ve had a lot of challenges recently cleaning out our drawers and closets! If those bags are still sitting by the door to be dropped off at Goodwill, bring them on over for your friends to peruse! One woman’s trash is another woman’s new favorite outfit!
Whether it’s your own clothing, your kiddos clothing, or even old toys and books. Bring them over, lay them out for your friends to snag, and see what goodies you can find – all while enjoying some iced coffee and great conversation with friends (heck, you can even just stop by for the coffee and convo time)!
This will take place in a member’s backyard. See private group or Monday email for address

Beyond the Screen Time Battle

It’s a new world. Kids growing up now have a completely different world versus generations of the past. We have new technology and the brain is being exposed to stimuli we’ve never experienced before. As a heart-based attachment parenting coach, one of Paula Kettula’s major concerns is the erosion of the parent-child relationship and social skills due to screen time’s impact. Paula provides insight on how to move beyond screen time battles.

Improving Equitable Outcomes In Maternal Care – Roundtable

We have a system that is not adequately caring for our mothers, particularly black mothers. This is a fact that needs to be heard far and wide, and we need all parties to take part in a conversation to figure out the best way to deal with this crisis.⁠

Book Club: you are a f*cking awesome mom

Join us for our April Book Club discussion of “you are a f*cking awesome mom” by Leslie Ann Bruce.
About this Event
A much-needed voice of encouragement for every woman who had a baby and lost her mind

Sometimes, motherhood feels never-ending. A child is born, chaos ensues, and it seems like life will never return to normal.

In You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom, award-winning journalist and Instagram star Leslie Anne Bruce acknowledges that, yes, motherhood is a total mind f*ck-but then she offers the self-empowerment lessons mothers need to get through the psychic upheaval and emerge stronger than ever. After childbirth, a woman’s body, her relationships, and her very sense of self are tested like never before. Bruce encourages readers to look past the sugarcoated truisms about the miracles of child-rearing in order to embrace the real joys of motherhood, spit-up stains and all.

Loaded with unfettered support from a mom who has been through it all, You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom offers a lifeline of encouragement, inspiration, and community for the mama who got a baby, lost her mind, and desperately wants to find herself again.

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Please join us for our discussion of this wonderful book. Even if you are unable to complete the book, please pop in to listen to what is sure to be a great discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting link.

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HER Circle members remember to support a small business and snag your book from Read With Me Raleigh and use your HER Circle member discount!

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Not a member of HER Circle yet? What are you waiting for? We’d love to have you!

Our fun, supportive community of women is the perfect way to build your circle of mom friends, take time for yourself, and gain access to the expert information you care about most. Many of our events are virtual and provide you with a place to connect with like-minded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

Join the waitlist and be the first to know when we’ve re-opened the doors to new members!

Helping Children Deal With Grief

We cannot protect our children from ever feeling the pain of loss but we can help them manage the pain and express their emotions. Nicole Wallace discusses how to identify the signs of grief at different age ranges, engaging your child in healthy forms of grief expression, ways to encourage conversations about grief with children.

We Asked, She Answered: Sex, Hormone Balancing, Nutrients & More

It’s not often that you get to sit down with a doctor who is trained in the trifecta of Family Medicine, Integrative medicine, and Functional medicine to ask her anything you want! Crissy and Cindi had this opportunity with Dr. Elizabeth Sierakowski. Together, they asked questions on topics affecting the health of moms such as hormone balancing, nutrients, supplements, doctors visits, inflammation, doctor patient relationships and more!

Vaginitis: How Women May Unknowingly Be Making It Worse

Dr. Watson provides education on vaginitis and desquamative inflammatory vaginitis (DIV). She provides clarification on mistakes women often make about treating these conditions and what to consider if chronic vaginitis is experienced.

Talking to Children about Race – Resource

Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock will help attendees understand that children begin making meaning of race at very early age. She will share why educators, parents, & guardians should be focused on having race-based conversations with kids and demonstrate how her organization navigates these tough conversations using literacy-based strategies.