Deb Ruffalo Ross – Moments and Aspirations – Thursday

Breaking down in front of your child, admitting to emotion and owning it to your kids, nobody needs to be perfect, apologizing to children, creating healthy humans,  launching a new wellness business, living life like Chinese medicine, how a family is like an ecosystem, defining the job of a parent, and kids are intuitive. Acupuncturist and traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner Deb Ruffalo Ross shares her mom moments and aspirations with hosts Stacy Igel and Michelle Park.

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In this episode:

  • Michelle on going through baby stuff to prep for second one, and got brought back, remembering all you did to keep a kid alive
  • Those last minutes trying to get out the door every day
  • When you’re going to lose it, if you lose it, say that you lost it and apologize to the kids
  • You’re not perfect, and they should not expect you to be perfect, and they shouldn’t feel like you need them to be perfect
  • Saying you’re sorry
  • Creating healthy humans
  • When Stacy started crying and had a moment, first time breaking down in front of her son
  • Next part of Deb’s business is creating a place to get healthy
  • The Well Center, focused on retreats, meditation, utilizing her network, allowing clients to have a place they feel safe, a solution, a place to feel heard
  • Being prepared to launch into a startup, sacrificing numb-out time
  • Being at ease prevents disease
  • Viewing life in general as Chinese medicine, macro is microcosm of home life, moderation, flexibility, never too much of one thing, balance
  • Finding flexibility in the moment
  • Not trying to be “Buddha on the mountain”
  • Family is an ecosystem, learn, take, feel together
  • Being sympathetic, symbiotic as a parent
  • The job as parent is to let kids be the best version of themselves
  • Evolving where you’re at, not where you think you want to be in future
  • How kids are very intuitive, they get it

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