Lisa Schader || Running toward fears while battling postpartum anxiety

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It took a lot for me to convince Lisa Schader to do this podcast interview; she protested that she had so few "followers" and wasn't "famous" for anything.  Guess what?  Lisa is exactly the type of person I want to interview.

That's because Lisa is a wonderful recovering perfectionist.

I'd be hard-pressed to find any one else who is more knowledgeable on all things self-improvement and human development related.  Lisa has a wealth of knowledge on these topics in great part because of her insatiable desire to learn and improve her life; but it also came from the huge struggles she faced after the birth of her first son.  Lisa found herself immediately facing extreme postpartum anxiety; anxiety fueled by perfectionism Lisa didn't fully realize was in control; anxiety so intense that she couldn't sleep or eat, take care of herself or, most devastatingly, take care of her baby.  Lisa describes the low points of being the opposite of her usual self, how she made recovery her top priority, and the growth she has built the past five years as she has run towards her fears instead of away from them.

Lisa is in a much better place now, is still passionate about self-improvement, but also has great wisdom in how to do so without being obsessive and imbalanced.  There are so many jewels in this interview, including Lisa's tips on how to set goals and manage them in a way that they are achievable in our day-to-day lives.

Listen below, on iTunes, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Googleplay, or search for "About Progress" in your podcast apps.

Show Notes:
Lisa's blog (please resurrect it!)


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