Why feeling guilty serves no one

TV personality and CEO of Modern Mom, Brooke Burke-Charvet, shares advice for moms dealing with guilt and how it meaninglessly serves no one
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Why feeling guilty serves no one

One of the best bits of advice that was ever given to me as a woman, as a mother, was to "not do guilt". And a friend of mine said, "It's a choice, just don't do guilt." I was like, "What are you talking about?" He says, "You can't beat yourself up about everything." I know as a woman and as a mother, we're going through this journey. It's never going to be perfect. We're going to make mistakes. One of the reasons that I share so openly and my life is such an open book is because I have no shame, and I have no guilt attached to the things that I've done wrong, and I really, really believe in learning as we go. I believe in giving ourselves a break. I think we need it. I think it's never going to be perfect. I think as mothers we're always doing the best we can, and there's always another mother out there who's doing it better than you are. Always. So, it is a choice. It is a deliberate choice and a practice. Don't do guilt. I'm not a judgmental person. I really, really try to the best of my ability to never judge any other mothers. It's so easy. I used to be that woman, that single woman in the airport, watching the other kids on the floor thinking, "My kids are never going to be crawling around the airport floor." Now, I'm traveling with four kids. You know what? I've had an occasion where my kids are crawling around on the floor. We never know what we're going to do in a situation, but I think that we can't pass judgement on ourselves. We can't be judgmental to ourselves. We have to uplift other women. We have to give ourselves credit. We have to give ourselves a break. And it's really those words, just "Don't do guilt." There's nothing to gain. It's toxic. It's toxic. It's negative, and I think, just be prepared to make a lot of mistakes, and learn from them, and find your own way, and don't beat yourself about the rough, little bumps in the road, because it's all part of the journey. And guilt, it's just... It's meaningless.

TV personality and CEO of Modern Mom, Brooke Burke-Charvet, shares advice for moms dealing with guilt and how it meaninglessly serves no one


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Brooke Burke-Charvet

TV Host & CEO of ModernMom.com

Whether she's in sweats or sequins, Brooke Burke-Charvet strives to dance through the chaos of life as a TV star, entrepreneur, fitness expert and carpool mom with grace and a LOL sense of humor. In addition to co-hosting 8 seasons of ABC's megahit, "Dancing with the Stars," Brooke won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy as Season 7's champion. In 2014 Brooke became a Fitness Fashion Designer, launching her active line CAELUM LifeStyle. She is the the CEO of ModernMom.com and recognized by Forbes as 1 of the top Mom Bloggers to follow. She became a Fitness teacher and created the Booty Burn Program after launching 4 fitness DVD titles with Sony. Recognized world wide for her healthy life style, she has graced the cover of countless magazines. Brooke is committed to sharing her relatable journey with her 5 mil plus social media followers. As Author of The Naked Mom, and CEO of ModernMom.com Brooke has become a trusted and relatable voice to moms everywhere. She is an active philanthropist and passionate about being the Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile.  Married to her soulmate, David Charvet, BB puts family first and never loses sight of the woman behind the scenes.

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