E60. Debunking the Myths around Mothering with Gertrude Lyons

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“Mothering is available to all women whether you decide to mother a child or not. We mother our careers, our relationships, ideas, and dreams. We often discover the most overlooked person that needs mothering is ourselves.” – Gertrude Lyons

Gertrude Lyons was a working mom who always felt like she wasn’t doing enough. Her children saw things differently. This week on Rock Your Joy, Gertrude is returning to speak with Aine about divine feminine energy and mothering while going after your own dreams. Take a listen to the episode.

No matter if you’re a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, mothering is one of the hardest jobs a person can sign up for. Many moms feel guilty about their choices, especially when they are trying to make their dreams come true at the same time.

Rock Your Joy is coming full circle today and revisiting one of our first guests, Gertrude Lyons. Gertrude returns to talk about her research into the transformational opportunity of mothering, divine feminine energy, and how it is possible to merge your dreams with that of creating strong family bonds.

A crucial part of this conversation is that you don’t have to be a mom yet to take part. Tune in!

  • (03:40) – Rewrite the Mother Code

  • (08:24) – Regret and remorse

  • (14:05) – Tapping into divine feminine energy

  • (21:21) – Redefining self-care

  • (26:33) – Balanced values

  • (31:38) – mot(HER)

  • (42:41) – How is Gertrude cultivating joy?

Where to find and work with Gertrude Lyons:

Gertrude Lyons’ coaching journey began nearly 30 years ago when she and her husband decided to work with a couples coach at the Wright Foundation. It was through these sessions that she began to realize the powerful effects of coaching and decided to become a coach herself.

During her doctoral studies at Wright University, she took a deep dive into the idea of motherhood. The program and her studies deepened her relationship with her daughters, as well as her sense of self.

Gertrude’s goal is to help women reclaim their lives through mothering and create a safe space where women can express their dreams, fears, and truths around motherhood. 

Aine Rock is an artist, entrepreneur, mom and High Performance Coach working on becoming the best version of herself and inspiring others to do the same. Rock Your Joy is a place for women to share the unique ways they find, cultivate, and celebrate joy. We’re often so focused on things happening to us that we forget that joy exists within us. Tune in every other week as we find that joy, together.

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