Baby Steps Nutrition Podcast

Episode 17: Self-Care Reset- How to Create a Self-Care Routine that Sticks

Episode Summary

As women, we take care of everyone else and put everyone else’s needs before our own- the demands from work, friends, family, children and pets (the list goes on) are endless. Why is it until we are stretched thin, overworked, unhappy, unfulfilled and drained do we feel the need to make changes? Self- care shouldn’t be just something you do time to time, it should be a way of life. Like everything else you prioritize, taking care of your physical and mental well being should move to the top of your list. Put your own oxygen mask on first before helping others. On today’s episode, Argavan talks with Rachel O’Connor, a life and weight loss coach and the founder of Rachel O’Connor Coaching. With a background in educational publishing, Rachel left her corporate job to find a more fulfilling path. She discovered that loving herself first was the key to creating a life that she loves, and everything she teaches is grounded in that belief. Argavan and Rachel discuss what self care actually is and how to personalize a routine that works for each person. Also, Argavan and Rachel discuss the dreaded “mom guilt”, why it exists and how to reframe the thinking to start making the changes that will bring more joy and peace in your life. This is an episode for anyone looking to feel better now and for the long term!

Episode Notes

Mentioned in this episode as well as Rachel’s recommendations:



Books on Habits


The Four Day Win by Martha Beck


The Joy Diet by Martha Beck


The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson


Atomic Habits by James Clear


The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin


General Books on Self-Development 


Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat Zinn


Radical Acceptance by Tara Brack


Conscious Living by Gay Hendricks


The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle


The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer


Daring Greatly by Brene Brown


Guided Meditation Apps


Insight Timer






Podcasts Episodes related to self-care


The Life Coach School

Episode: How to Fail


The Life Coach School

Episode: Being Selfish


Tara Brach (meditation and talks)

Episode: Fierce Self-Compassion


Sounds True: Insights at the Edge

Episode: How to Have Kids and a Life


The Happiness Lab

Episode: You Can’t Always Want What You Like





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