Episode 5: Mindful Solutions for Women Entrepreneurs

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You wanted the freedom of having your own business, but now you feel overwhelmed. You’re not alone. In this episode of “Woman Worriers,” Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Lee Chaix McDonough, a licensed clinical social worker and certified professional coach, about the challenges facing women entrepreneurs. 

When my inner demons start getting louder and louder, it’s usually because I am on the verge of doing something big and bold and really in alignment with who I am and what I want for my life. It’s like their last-ditch effort to keep me quiet and small and safe.
— Lee Chaix McDonough

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EPISODE 5

Show Notes

Many women go into business for themselves because they value their freedom and independence — but they often find that they’ve grown distant from that passion. They struggle with self-doubt and the need to find balance. In this episode of Woman Worriers, therapist Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., interviews Lee Chaix McDonough about women entrepreneurs and their struggles with perfectionism, anxiety, lack of confidence and juggling multiple roles — and how mindfulness can help women get back in touch with themselves and what they want in their lives.

Listen and learn:

  • How entrepreneurs lose touch with the passions that drove them
  • Why women have a harder time with balance
  • Why perfectionism can be paralyzing
  • How to make friends with your negative thoughts
  • The critical importance of community
  • How to practice mindfulness with a cup of coffee
  • How to thank your mind so you can move forward with confidence

Learn More

> Lee Chaix McDonough, Caravel Coaching

> The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT by Russ Harris

> The Modern Families Index 2017

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Elizabeth Cush, LCPC is a therapist and the owner of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md. She helps busy, overwhelmed men and women manage their anxiety and stress so they can live their lives with more ease, contentment and purpose. If you'd like to know more about how individual and group therapy can help ease anxiety and stress call me 410-339-1979.