HOLLY BROOKS- Nordic Ski Olympian on Postpartum Mental Health

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

-maternal gatekeeping

-RED-S in moms

Time Stamps

1:00 Introduction

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

45:30 RED-S

51:12 rapid fire questions


IG: https://www.instagram.com/carriepagliano/

Website: https://carriepagliano.com


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollybrooksllc/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/momsmatternow/

Website: https://www.momsmatternow.com/

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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