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It was just a matter of time before this Q popped up here on MarieTV.
Truthfully, versions of this have been asked before, but they were always worded in such a judgmental, sexist way that I ignored them. But Talya’s question is different.
She’s having a serious conversation with herself and wondering, “Should I have kids?”
I could tell by the gentle nature and careful wording that she was genuinely curious about how I came to my decision. As you may or may not know, I do have a step-son who came into my life when he was nine.
But not having biological kids, and the decision-making journey behind it, is a topic not often spoken about in public.
Mostly due to the vitriol and punishment that gets piled upon women whose choices defy societal expectations.You don’t need to look for permission to live the way you want. You already have it. Click To Tweet
The things people have said to me — usually right to my face — have left me shaking my damn head. I’ve heard it all including…
“What a shame!” “You’re so selfish.” “You’re WASTING your DNA!” “You’ll regret this.” “Oh, you’ll change your mind, just wait.” “You’re going to die . . . A L O N E!”
Whether it’s about not having kids or making some other major life choice that goes against the grain, today’s episode is about having the courage to listen to your inner wisdom and live a life true to yourself.
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Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’ve love to hear from you. As I shared in the episode — we are not giving advice to Talya on whether or not she should have kids. We are not going there people!
Also, I have countless friends who desperately want children but are having extraordinary difficulty, for a wide variety of reasons. That’s *not* what we’re talking about in this episode, nor is it the focus of this discussion.
Instead, let’s center our conversation here:
Have you ever wrestled with a big life choice because what you’re considering goes against the grain?
What helped you navigate your decision and what insight did you gain from that experience?
Share as much detail as you can. Because thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone else needs to have a major breakthrough!
Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. may be removed.
Because I’ve been on the receiving end of some truly ignorant remarks on this topic, we’re ensuring that our comment section remains positive and forward moving.
That means we’ll gleefully remove any comment that can be perceived as sexist, hateful, accusatory, inflammatory, mean or bigoted. Use the T.H.I.N.K test before you post.
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Thank you so much for watching, sharing and continuing to be a part of my world.
Remember, you don’t need to look outside yourself for permission to live how you want to live. Just keep paying attention to that feeling deep in your heart. All the wisdom you’ll ever need is already there.