Boss Mom of the Week: Marietta Goldman
Marietta Goldman is an Eating Psychology and Integrative Health Coach as well as a cancer survivor who is passionate about helping busy women create healthy shifts long before they ever have to see signs of illness. She helps women feel empowered by listening to the intelligence of their bodies and designing a unique plan of living that works for them. Through workshops, group programs, writing, speaking engagements and individual coaching she hopes to help you find your anchors so you can start living your adventures!
Tell us a little bit about your family and your Boss Mom journey.
I have three kids – a daughter who is 19 and two sons that are 15 and 13. I have been married to my best friend from college for 23 years and we live in Midlothian VA just outside of Richmond. I started out in corporate America as a Partner in an Investment Company but knew that the time constraints and pressure were too much for me to give my family the time that they needed. I have run a research business on my own for more than 10 years but have made the move to become a Health Coach which is more alignment with what I love. A cancer diagnosis in 2010 helped me to step back and take a good look at the life I was living. I have done a good job of juggling both work and family but now had to go to the next step and start taking care of myself. I worry that so many moms forget to put themselves first and that has become one of my clearest messages.
What are some of your favorite go to meals when time is tight and dinner MUST get on the table?
Our household favorite is a burrito bowl. I am vegan and eat organic to keep cancer away but my kids and husband eat high quality animal protein and cheese. We make a buffet style dinner so each of us can take what we want. We have brown rice, black beans, pinto beans, shredded chicken, lettuce, tomato, olives, red onion, guacamole, salsa, organic corn and organic shredded cheddar cheese. Sometime we include wraps or baked potatoes for variety!
Where do you go for inspiration?
I get a lot of my inspiration from the support groups I have created through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I am also certified to teach others how to eat a plant based diet and stay connected online through member forums. I have a local support group of Anchored Ladies in the Richmond Area that meet to provide service and give back to our community.
What are you currently reading or listening to (podcasts, books, blogs etc)?
Some of my favorites are Hay House Radio (Louise Hay), Kris Carr, Marc David, Joel Fuhrman, Anthony Michael, Marianne Williams, Cheryl Richardson and Jon Kabat-Zinn. I am new to podcasts but have started listening to Dana’s.
What is one piece of business advice that you’d give to a mom just starting out?
Leave the guilt behind and be kind to yourself. We are all just doing the best that we can. It is perfectly OK to think about your needs while raising a family. Your kids will be happy and healthier if they see a mom doing what she loves to do.
In one word, sum up your life as a Boss Mom.
What are three core values of your business and how do those values relate to your motherhood?
1. The world needs more kindness. When you are kind to yourself you in turn are kinder to others which creates a circle of kindness.
2. We all need to feel connected and share our gifts and talents with the world which is why we have monthly Service Socials to connect and give back.
3. Listening to what our clients need from us – coaching is based on really listening to what others need and then creating the space so they can feel good and move forward.
Each of these relates directly to motherhood. I try to stop what I am doing and really listen to my kids. I also remind them to really think about what they like (their gifts and talents) and show them that giving back makes you feel really good. I believe that kids learn more by watching then by hearing so I do my best to be a kind role model.
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We created Positively Intentional: A Journal for Rocking the Anchored Living Lifestyle to help you chart your own course for greatness.
This three-month journal contains all the tools you need to discover what matters most to you and then make small adjustments in key areas that will lead you toward a happier, fuller life. There will be space for setting weekly intentions and designing daily anchors that are in alignment with what you truly value. You will be designing your own plan that helps you get from where you are now to where you want to be.