Episode 86: Finding Balance in Life and Motherhood with Annia Palacios


In this episode, Jacqueline is joined by Annia Palacios, a mental health therapist and coach who has transformed her therapy practice into working with mothers. Powered by her own battles with postpartum depression, Annia shares her tips and tricks to better understand your own self through motherhood.

Jacqueline and Annia have an intimate conversation about mental health, postpartum depression, anxiety, and how to keep your identity throughout motherhood. Annia shares how to set boundaries and communicate with your family and close friends. She also highlights the importance of a community.

Annia is offering listeners $100 off a coaching package. You’ll receive five 1:1 coaching sessions you can use individually or with your partner: whether you want to help prepare for parenthood as expecting parents, or you want support in tackling issues in parenting like mom rage, overstimulation, and finding balance. Contact Annia and let her know you heard her on the podcast to apply your discount.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How to tell the difference between having the baby blues or postpartum depression
  • How to connect with your partner and close friends through motherhood
  • Why having a community is beneficial through all stages of pregnancy and motherhood
  • Tips to navigate postpartum anxiety
  • How to keep your identity throughout motherhood 

A glance at this episode:

  • [3:42] Annia introduces herself and what she does
  • [5:18] Moms using social media to normalize motherhood 
  • [7:00] How the pandemic has affected motherhood
  • [8:22] Annia’s view on how to keep your identity when you become a mom
  • [10:57] Jacqueline’s experience with her identity after becoming a mom
  • [12:20] How to shift from an impossible mindset to move forward
  • [15:07] The difference between baby blues, postpartum depression, and postpartum anxiety
  • [22:00] What high-functioning anxiety means
  • [23:34] How this anxiety affects others around the mom and how they can be supportive
  • [25:47] How moms can communicate their needs to their partners and family
  • [34:22] Why your relationship with your partner changes from pregnancy to motherhood 
  • [37:25] Making adjustments to connect with your partner again
  • [43:59] How to navigate the changing relationships that are closest to us
  • [47:23] How important community is as a new mom 

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