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Family of Origin with Shelly Robinson


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This is episode 67 and today I’m here with Shelly Robinson talking about relationships with our family of origin.

Shelly Robinson is a certified holistic family wellness coach, cycle-breaker, conscious parenting educator, and the founder of Raising Yourself. Her passion is to empower moms to turn their midlife crisis into midlife magic by teaching them how to reparent themselves, disrupt generational patterns, and take radically good care of their needs.

When she’s not connecting with her online community or geeking out on the latest neuroscience of cycle-breaking, she’s likely making a mess in the kitchen with her two kids, trying to find her way out from under a pile of laundry, or decompressing with a good mystery in her backyard.

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The new Minimalist Wardrobe course is launching this week! It’s so funny how something like clothing, that seems so superficial, can actually be such profoundly deep work. Yes, we’re going to clear your closet clutter, build the wardrobe of your dreams, and set you up to get dressed each morning with ease, but the deeper identity work is where you’ll fall in love with yourself exactly as you are today, and that is why I show up here. Please say yes to this self-care right here.


Expectations: We discuss how to break out of the cycle of expecting our parents to meet our needs, even if they’ve shown us that they cannot.

Boundaries: We offer advice for setting boundaries with your family of origin.

Narrative: We walk through how to challenge the narrative, or the story of who we are, that we inherited from our family of origin.

Homeostasis: We go over how to resist the gravity that pulls you back into an earlier version of yourself while in the presence of your family of origin.

Approval: She shares a time when she stepped outside of the culture of her family of origin to parent in alignment with her values.


We answer the question of how we can talk with our kids about genetic predispositions like anxiety or addiction that they may have inherited from our family of origin.

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