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Breaking Cycles of Toxic Parenting with Cari Fund 

Welcome to The Know! We are on that continuous healing journey vibe so today I am excited to introduce you to Cari Fund who is a passionate advocate for women's empowerment and emotional healing. With a mission to inspire women to turn their pain into potential, Cari encourages them to be the women they were born to be and the parents that they never had. Tune in!

In this episode…

  • Leading by example 

  • Learning from trauma 

  • Healthy mom vs. toxic mom 

  • Being your true self 

  • Generational trauma 

  • Ongoing healing journey 

  • Toxic upbringing 


“Pain keeps you silent and shame keeps you so silent .” - Cari Fund 

“It's all about the tiny little shifts. Get a therapist, talk to your friends, don't carry shame, secrets, disappointment, and pain with you because it's going to come out in everything in your life and it's going to take away your joy.” - Cari Fund

“If you're a mom and you have kids, your past is going to parent your children if you let it.” - Cari Fund 

“It's really interesting and fascinating to see who sticks around when you start to speak your truth, because some people really don't like it.” - Nikki Spo 

“I think about anxiety a lot because I wonder if I’m anxious or am I just operating from a place of fear in my upbringing? Like, am I anxious or is my environment genuinely stimulating this anxiety?” - Nikki Spo 

“It feels good to feel good so do what makes you feel good.” - Cari Fund 


0:00 - 1:20 | Intro 

1:20 - 6:10 | Facing challenges 

6:10 - 7:50 | Cari’s accomplishments 

7:50 - 10:50 | Toxic mom vs. healthy mom 

10:50 - 14:25 | Not hiding behind a character 

14:25 - 18:40 | Finding people and things that support you 

18:40 - 22:13 | Leading by example 

22:13 - 29:30 | Recovering 

29:30 - 34:40 | Balancing motherhood while healing 

34:40 - 40:05 | Sharing family and relationships on social media 

40:05 - 41:47 | Outro 

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