Today I speak with Holly Brooks, a 2-time Nordic Ski Olympian, twin mom, licensed therapist working at the intersection of performance and mental health. She is also the co-founder of Moms Matter Now, a group focused on empowering, educating, and supporting women from pregnancy to early motherhood so they don’t lose their minds, selves or relationships. Her two passions are athlete & maternal mental health. Holly’s goal is to give moms tools to be models, not martyrs in their motherhood journeys!
We talk about:
-life after professional sports
-the athlete mindset
-preparing for the uncontrollable
-educating to empower
-knowing when to pivot
-navigating mixed messages of returning to sport
-RED-S in moms
6:08 combining her interests to serve more people
9:17 athletes and first time moms
11:29 ways to guide a mom through pregnancy
17:20 knowledge without anxiety
21:23 dedication and perseverance for athletes and moms
26:30 when to return to sport
31:50 being a mom with goals
36:40 maternal gatekeeping
43:20 be a model, not a martyr
51:12 rapid fire questions
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Holly has an online course called “Expectant Moms, Empowered Moms”, all about the emotional and psychological aspects of motherhood. You can find out more about our online, on-demand course here:
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