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In this episode, mom, writer, professor, and social justice advocate Dr. D. Scharie Tavcer speaks about her inner critic and the importance of recognizing where those scripts come from and unconditioning ourselves from them. We also dive into how we need to love ourselves hard. We discuss the question that academics Bell Hooks and Brené Brown both raise: “Can we love our children more than we love ourselves?”

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In this episode, Scharie and I discuss how having kids has transformed the way we look at love. I cite “All About Love” by Bell Hooks and speak about Brené Brown’s book: “The Gifts of Imperfection.”


Dr. D. Scharie Tavcer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University. She is the 2020 recipient of the Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teacher Award, co-author of “Women and the criminal justice system: A Canadian perspective,” and the author of “Criminal law for criminal justice students: An introduction.” Her areas of research include violence against women; a feminist lens to understanding crime; victim and trauma-informed care; poverty offending; and mental illness, addiction, and criminal law. She is a ceaseless advocate for mental health, women’s rights, and social justice.