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Motherhood is incredible. It's also incredibly challenging, especially with the high pressured, fast paced world we live in today. The Motherkind Podcast hosted by Motherkind founder and coach Zoe Blaskey, is on a mission to bring you some of the best wellbeing teachers in the world to help you find your calm, happy place in the madness of modern mum life. Each episode features a different teacher from the world of self-development and wellbeing or a mum on a path of self-enquiry. We cover everything from how to stay calm in a toddler meltdown, to dealing with anxiety, to self care and simple tools to help you have a better day.
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I’m re-releasing this important episode covering Matrescence with the wonderful Amy Taylor-Kabbaz. Amy is an author, journalist and a matrescence activist. Her latest book, ‘Mama Rising: Discovering the New You Through Motherhood’ , is brilliant and was released last year.  For the last 10 years, Amy’s work has revolved around her search for an answer to the question of what happens to a woman when she becomes a mother. Amy’s search began after not being able to find anything that described the experience she had been through in her own journey to motherhood, until she came across the word ‘matrescence’. Matrescence means the experience of becoming a mother and the radical identify shift that goes along with it. Amy describes this in such a beautiful way – she says that when we become a mother, ‘we split in two’ – the person we used to be and the mother we are becoming. And, unless we honour that shift, we can get lost in the process of trying to figure out exactly who we are now. I know I really relate to this, and that many of you do, too. I really enjoyed my conversation with Amy and I think you’re going to get a lot out of this episode. As always, the conversation continues over on Instagram so do come and join us there. +++ As you might know, my 121 coaching is sold out with a waitlist. I'm so passionate about supporting more mothers, I've decided I'm going to launch my first ever group programme next week, there's space for just 30 of our community - find out more and register https://www.motherkind.co/group-programme +++
Kate Silverton has been a journalist for 25 years. She is one of the BBCs leading and most popular broadcasters. Kate has spent decades interviewing leading figures throughout the world, from politicians through to celebrities and scientists. What you might not know about Kate, is that throughout it all her lifelong passion has been to advocate for children and their emotional well-being. Her academic roots are in child development with a BSc in psychology. After having children of her own, Kate decided to retrain as a child psychotherapist. She is currently volunteering as a counsellor on placement working with children at a London primary school. Kate’s counselling work with children, her own personal experience of psychotherapy and the interviews she has conducted with world-renowned psychiatrists, neuroscientists and psychotherapists have all informed her approach and the concept in her Sunday times bestseller There is no such thing as naughty. Her philosophy is, which is all rooted in neuroscience, ‘If we get it right from conception to five, we can set our children up for life’. And her passion is to share what she has learned with as many parents as she can, to help them to have the parenting experience they always hoped to have, and for their children to have the parenting experience they deserve. As you can imagine we had a wonderful chat. We have this absolute shared passion for fostering emotional health in our children and ourselves. That is the most important thing. I say this so often because I’m so passionate about it, just like Kate. There is nothing more important than emotional health and we now know that from so many of the studies that Kate and I talk about during this episode. Kate shared how much joy she is getting from hearing from people about the concepts she is talking about. I’d love to hear from you about what you think of the episode, the book and what she shares. We talk about: Where her passion for child well-being came from Her duty to reach a wider audience to support children and parents Why conception to 5 is so important The aim of the book There is no such thing as naughty FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. About Kate Silverton In 25 years as a journalist, Kate Silverton has become one of the BBC’s leading and most popular broadcasters. She has produced and presented numerous documentaries, including for the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Panorama. She has come under fire on the frontline in Iraq and Afghanistan, covered the glamour of the Oscars in Hollywood, and stepped out beneath the glitter ball herself as a contestant for the BBC’s much-loved entertainment show, Strictly Come Dancing. Kate has spent decades interviewing leading figures throughout the world, from politicians through to celebrities and scientists. THIS EPISODE IS SUPPORTED BY NHS TEST AND TRACE With the kids finally back at school and some normalcy returning, we are all keen to keep life moving. NHS Test and Trace are encouraging all adults in England to get tested twice a week using totally free rapid Covid-19 tests, which are now available for all adults in England. Testing is going to help prevent around 1 and 3 people who have Covid-19 but with no symptoms or knowledge they are spreading it. It’s a fast and easy way to find out if you have Coronavirus, with results in around 30 minutes. You can order tests to your home or go to a test site or participating pharmacies. For more information and guidance online go to nhs.uk/gettested The more of us who take part the more we can help protect each other.
My guest this week, Eliane Glaser, says that mothers are trying too hard and society is not trying nearly hard enough. She says worldwide mothers are overworked, underpaid, often lonely, and made to feel guilty about everything. She says that motherhood is one of modern society’s awkward little secrets and that fixing this is the unfinished work of feminism. How powerful is that - Motherhood is feminism’s unfinished business. She is an author, a BBC radio producer, a research fellow at the school of advanced study UEL, and has just released a powerhouse of a book called, Motherhood: a Manifesto. We talk about the really helpful distinction between motherhood the experience - the joyful, hard mess of it, the intoxicating love, and yet the fear and rage (all those feelings which I’m sure all as mothers of you can relate to) and the institution of motherhood with its societal messages and the systems that are set up or not to support us. This is such a helpful distinction because it enables us to bring more nuance to the conversation than is often present. It enables us to love the experience of being a mother, most of the time, imperfectly, while also allowing us to feel rage and anger at the system and the cultural messages we operate in and that often let us down. This conversation is a little bit different from what we usually talk about on the podcast but I think it is such a brilliant complement to last week’s episode about The Motherhood Penalty and I found it really enlightening and fascinating. Her book is full of data and statistics which you’ll hear throughout the episode. I hope you really enjoy it. Please do let me know what you think. We talk about: The data and statistics of motherhood Why motherhood is a barrier to equality Motherhood the experience vs motherhood the institution And so much more At a time when women are supposed to be more liberated than ever before, modern motherhood has become rigidly perfectionist.- Eliane Glaser As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Website Twitter Motherhood: a Manifesto  FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. About Eliane Glaser Eliane Glaser is the author of Elitism: A Progressive Defence, Anti-Politics: On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State and Get Real: How to See Through the Hype, Spin and Lies of Modern Life. In addition to writing books, Eliane is a BBC radio producer, a research fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and writes for publications including the Guardian, Prospect, and the London Review of Books. THIS EPISODE IS SUPPORTED BY NHS TEST AND TRACE With the kids finally back at school and some normalcy returning, we are all keen to keep life moving. NHS Test and Trace are encouraging all adults in England to get tested twice a week using totally free rapid Covid-19 tests, which are now available for all adults in England. Testing is going to help prevent around 1 and 3 people who have Covid-19 but with no symptoms or knowledge they are spreading it. It’s a fast and easy way to find out if you have Coronavirus, with results in around 30 minutes. You can order tests to your home or go to a test site or participating pharmacies. For more information and guidance online go to nhs.uk/gettested The more of us who take part the more we can help protect each other.
Have you heard of the phrase the motherhood penalty? This week’s guest, Joeli Brearly, founder of the brilliant Pregnant Then Screwed charity is on a mission to help us understand what it means and also how to do something about it. She set up Pregnant Then Screwed after being sacked when she was just 4 months pregnant. It started as a project to collect other women’s experiences and now seven years later it is a leading charity supporting thousands of mothers each week who have faced discrimination at work. If you are not familiar with it, it’s worth looking up. Reading Joeli’s book, The Motherhood Penalty was incredibly eye-opening for me. I loved digging into the data on this. My intention with this episode was to bring awareness to this issue and bring to light some of the shocking data and statistics around what it means and how the system is basically rigged against us. Joeli explains why brilliantly in this episode. I hope this conversation inspires you to do something about it and think about how we can all support each other to make it a fairer playing field for mothers. If you can get the book I highly recommend it, but if you can’t she shares amazing information on so much on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We talk about: The truth about the motherhood penalty Working mum’s during Covid What we can do to help fix the motherhood penalty
This week’s guest really needs no introduction. Lorraine Pascale is a TV personality, celebrity chef, and best selling author of 7 books. She also is incredibly positive. We had such I wide-ranging conversation. I found it really inspiring, light-hearted and funny. We talk about healing, relationships, parenting and what she learned from mothering her daughter who is now 25. What I took from Lorraine and her energy was how to be you and show up authentically as yourself. How to have compassion with yourself and how to take everything you read and listen to, even on this podcast, with a pinch of salt. We talk about: Parenting Relationships Healing How to be authentically you How to have compassion for yourself FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. About Lorraine Pascale Lorraine Pascale is a British television TV chef and USA Food Network host and former top model, best known for selling almost one million books in the UK alone. Her TV shows are in 70 countries worldwide. She had her own cooking show on the BBC for several seasons. From 2007-2012 she owned a retail outlet in London selling baked goods called Ella’s Bakehouse named after her daughter. She is the United Kingdom Government Fostering and Adoption Ambassador and an emotional wellness advocate. THIS EPISODE IS SUPPORTED BY NHS TEST AND TRACE With the kids finally back at school and some normalcy returning, we are all keen to keep life moving. NHS Test and Trace are encouraging all adults in England to get tested twice a week using totally free rapid Covid-19 tests, which are now available for all adults in England. Testing is going to help prevent around 1 and 3 people who have Covid-19 but with no symptoms or knowledge they are spreading it. It’s a fast and easy way to find out if you have Coronavirus, with results in around 30 minutes. You can order tests to your home or go to a test site or participating pharmacies. For more information and guidance online go to nhs.uk/gettested The more of us who take part the more we can help protect each other.
This episode is all about the power of slowing down. Even if just for a few minutes a day. My guest is Fiona Arrigo. Acknowledged as a leader in her field, Fiona is an internationally acclaimed intuitive healer, mental life teacher, qualified psychotherapist and biodynamic psychologist. For the past 35 years, isn’t that amazing, she has been running The Arrigo Programme, her internationally acclaimed retreat in Someret, which brings together her approach with working through trauma and stress. It is all about liberating and shifting energy. Reading the reviews of the retreat attendees consistently say that just 5 days feels like 5 years of therapy. She is also a mum of two grown-up children and it was really great to have her perspective. This felt like such an important time to have this conversation with Fiona. Please do let me know what you thought. We talk about: How to hold the challenge and opportunity of the pandemic together The questions to ask ourselves at this particular time Her own journey as a mother and different parenting style How we can truly listen to ourselves As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.
My guest on today’s podcast is Mo Gawdat. He wants you to know that happiness is easier to achieve than we are led to believe. Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X; host of the popular podcast, Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat and author of the international bestselling book Solve for Happy. After a long career in tech, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research. In 20014, motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, from a routine surgery that went wrong, Mo began pouring his findings into his book, Solve for Happy. His mission is to help one billion people become happier by founding #OneBillionHappy. It’s his attempt to honour Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared. His word for the year is flow and that was present throughout this conversation. His wisdom shines through and he offers so many ideas to take away from this episode, I hope you enjoy it. We talk about: - The key to happiness - Why we become unhappy - How to find peace and acceptance - The happiness flow chart - How to practice being happy About Mo Gawdat Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google; host of the popular podcast, Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat; author of the international bestselling book Solve for Happy and found of One Billion Happy. After a long career in tech, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world. In 20014, motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, Mo began pouring his findings into his book, Solve for Happy. His mission to help one billion people become happier, #OneBillionHappy, is his attempt to honour Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared. In 2019, Mo co-founded T0day, an ambitious project that aims to reinvent consumerism for the benefit of consumers, retailers and our planet. In 2020, Mo laughed his successful podcast, Slo Mo: A podcast with Mo Gawdat, in which he conducts interviews that explore the extraordinary lives of everyday people. THIS EPISODE IS SUPPORTED BY NHS TEST AND TRACE With the kids finally back at school and some normalcy returning, we are all keen to keep life moving. NHS Test and Trace are encouraging all adults in England to get tested twice a week using totally free rapid Covid-19 tests, which are now available for all adults in England. Testing is going to help prevent around 1 and 3 people who have Covid-19 but with no symptoms or knowledge they are spreading it. It’s a fast and easy way to find out if you have Coronavirus, with results in around 30 minutes. You can order tests to your home, go to a test site or participating pharmacies. For more information and guidance online go to nhs.uk/gettested The more of us who take part the more we can help each other.
This week’s episode is a special one with Nicky Clinch. Nicky is a maturation coach & facilitator, integrative holistic counsellor, author, mentor & CEO. She is also one of my very dearest friends. We recorded this episode together to celebrate the release of her first book Surrender. In the book she shares many inspiring stories including her own about what it means to let go of who we have told ourselves we should be in the world and begin to explore who we actually are. Nicky calls this the process of surrender. We talk a lot about her marriage in this episode. Unbelievably, through the process of writing this book about how to surrender and grow into our truest selves, her marriage broke down. It is a very moving, raw and courageous story with an extraordinary outcome. We also talk about transitioning out of lockdown. She emigrated to New Zealand while writing this book. She shares what it has been like for her two young children coming out of lockdown. We have what I feel is a useful conversation about how we can support ourselves and our children as we in the UK are transitioning out of lockdown. Please do check out her new book Surrender it is out on the first of June and available for pre-order. I have ordered several books for my friends. We talk about: - Why the book is called Surrender - The basis of her repaired marriage - How her marriage was mirroring her childhood - What does it mean to let go of pictures - Why living in alignment is so important - How to break free from our stories - How to come out of lockdown THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY NHS TEST AND TRACE With the kids finally back at school and some normalcy returning, we are all keen to keep life moving. NHS Test and Trace are encouraging all adults in England to get tested twice a week using totally free rapid Covid-19 tests, which are now available for all adults in England. Testing is going to help prevent around 1 and 3 people who have Covid-19 but with no symptoms or knowledge they are spreading it. It’s a fast and easy way to find out if you have Coronavirus, with results in around 30 minutes. You can order tests to your home, go to a test site or participating pharmacies. For more information and guidance online go to nhs.uk/gettested The more of us who take part the more we can help each other.
Have you heard of tapping or EFT (emotional freedom technique)? It's an incredibly powerful tool for creating instant calm - a study recently showed that in under 10 mins of tapping you can reduce stress and anxiety by a massive 41%. This week's episode is with Jessica Ortner who is a global leading expert in Tapping - she shares how to get started with tapping and guides us through tapping exercise to process all that has happened this past year - it was incredibly powerful for me, I hope it is for you too. We talk about: - What drew her to Tapping - What this technique is - Why it works - The science behind it - Jessica leads us through a guided Tapping exercise
Welcome to another episode of the Motherkind podcast. As mothers, we’ve held a lot this past year. I hear almost every day stories of you feeling exhausted, low of energy, and burnt out. My guest this week, Selina Barker, says that we don’t need to accept that as our status quo and we have so much more power to change how we feel than we think we do. She says that learning to manage her own energy, now means that she feels calmer, more grounded, and more energised than even before her pre-child self. And that’s what this episode can offer you too. This episode is full of practical tools and ideas. It’s quite a big promise but I do believe that if you put into practice at least 1 or 2 of the suggestions that Selina shares you will experience a difference. My invitation to you, then, is to actually apply what you learn from this episode and let me know how you get on. We talk about: - How does someone know the difference between feeling burnt-out vs knackered - Who her book Burnt Out is for - What got Selina fired up about burn-out - How to break the burn-out cycle - How managing your energy unleashes your best work - Loads of tips and tools to recharge your batteries FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.
It is well documented that times of dramatic societal change, like the one we are in now, can either undo relationships or strengthen them. My guests this week are married couple Kaley and Nick Klemp and they found their relationship nearly undone to the point of break-up because of power struggles they were experiencing over trying to make things fair. So they decided to try a new approach which they call the 80/80 Marriage. The idea is that each person gives 80% as opposed to the traditional 50%, which is what they call radical generosity. It’s based on giving more than required. It’s not based on traditional gender roles or this idea of fairness. You may be thinking I am barely able to give 50%. How can you be suggesting we give more? I hear you on that and I do challenge them on that exact point. Their answer was fascinating. This is a model that rather than being based on what’s best for me, asks what’s best for us. Simple but quite radical if you think about what that might mean. I cannot wait to hear what you think about this idea. Would you be willing to give it a go? What difference do you think it might make in your marriage or any relationship? We talk about: - What is an 80/80 marriage? - Why the 50/50 marriage almost destroyed their marriage - How equality left them feeling resentful in the marriage - What is the 80/50 hangover - How has the Pandemic intersected with the 80/80 concept - What does radical generosity look like in a marriage - Letting go of the scorecard and transitioning beyond resentment - How to balance your professional pursuits - How their marriage feels today - Tools that make a difference As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. THIS EPISODE IS KINDLY SUPPORTED BY WILD DEODORANT Wild is a natural deodorant that is free of aluminum and parabens whilst also being guilty-free and vegan. What I love about wild is that it actually works. As a mum, I’m on the move all day and Wild which I’ve been using for a while now keeps me fresh as a daisy. It comes in a fully sustainable case for life with little refills you pop in that are biodegradable and recyclable. This is such a simple switch to make for ourselves and the planet. Go to Wearewild.com and pop in MOTHERKIND for 20% off.
My guest this week is Jen Gale. Jen Gale is an author, blogger, writer, podcaster, campaigner, community builder and speaker. Her book The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide covers everything you need to know to make small changes that make a big difference and her new book just released in March 2021 is The Sustainable(ish) Guide to Green Parenting which offers guilt-free eco ideas for raising your kids. She talks about sustainability in a really accessible way and I hope you’ll agree and enjoy the episode. We talk about: - How parents can be more imperfectly sustainable - Micro-changes to feel empowered and in control - How to ditch the eco-guilt and overwhelm - Gentle steps and imperfect action - Finding what works for you and your family - We caused it we can fix it - Easy doable things that cause a big impact - We are more powerful than we think - Her journey of buying nothing new for a year (with 2 small kids) - Getting comfortable with our sacrifices As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. THIS EPISODE IS KINDLY SUPPORTED BY WILD DEODORANT Wild is a natural deodorant that is free of aluminum and parabens whilst also being guilty-free and vegan. What I love about wild is that it actually works. As a mum, I’m on the move all day and Wild which I’ve been using for a while now keeps me fresh as a daisy. It comes in a fully sustainable case for life with little refills you pop in that are biodegradable and recyclable. This is such a simple switch to make for ourselves and the planet. Go to Wearewild.com and pop in MOTHERKIND for 20% off.
Welcome to this week’s episode. It’s a very special one. Perhaps one of the most important conversations I’ve ever had on the podcast. Have you ever tried to change a habit or behaviour and got stuck - finding yourself repeating the same cycles again and again? My guest this week, Dr Nicole LePera (you might know her as The Holistic Psychologist) says that's an almost universal experience and the way to break that pattern is actually quite simple - keeping one small daily promise to yourself. Listen to this week's episode to learn: - Why your past is still informing your present - How to stop living on auto-pilot - How to heal your deepest patterns, on a daily basis - Why modeling to our children is the most effective way to teach them FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. THIS EPISODE IS KINDLY SUPPORTED BY TU My parenting in a pandemic workshop series with Tu has now finished and was a huge success. I absolutely loved connecting with those of you that came. Summaries of each of the four workshops are on @tuclothing Instagram. What I really took from the workshops was the power of validating just how challenging this pandemic has been for new parents - there is so much strength in a shared experience and a safe place to process that experience. Thank you so much to the wonderful Tu for partnering with me to make the workshops happen. Please do check out their spring collection at tu.co.uk - it's gorgeous, there’s a pair of floral dungarees and the most amazing yellow raincoat I’m buying for Rose. So head over to tu.co.uk to have a look.
Welcome to this week’s episode. As you know if you are a regular listener to this podcast, what we experience in our childhood unconsciously shapes and determines our entire approach to life as adults. Once we know this, it gives us something very powerful. And that is choice. Once we have a choice to become aware of our unconscious belief patterns and where they come from in our childhood, then we can change them. I find that the most exciting thing in the world. Regardless of how you were parented or how your early experiences were you have the power to change how you show up in parenthood. And I believe that is whole, full of love, and infinite potential. And that is what this week’s episode is all about. It will show you how to connect to your childhood experiences if you want to enact change as an adult. If you are getting stuck it could be because of something that happened in your childhood. Stephanie Stahl is known as Germany’s psycho-therapist superstar. She is one of Germany's top psychologists and authors on how to confront your past, trauma, fear and shame and live more authentically. She has written 10 books. Her latest one, the Child in You, is brilliant. It’s been a multimillion best seller in Europe and it’s about to be released in the UK. I loved how practical the book is. Super simple yet transformational. I love this episode and hope you do too. We talk about: - What your inner child is - Why it is important and why you should care - How to connect with your childhood experiences - How the inner shadow child can manifest in adulthood FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. About Stephanie Stahl Stephanie is a German clinical psychotherapist with her own practice and the author of more than 10 books. She conducts seminars on self-esteem, love, and the fear of commitment, and is a sought-after expert on these topics in the media. Fluent in English, Stahl has been intensively involved in psychology for over 30 years, previously working as an expert witness in family courts. THIS EPISODE IS KINDLY SUPPORTED BY TU My parenting in a pandemic workshop series with Tu has now finished and was a huge success. I absolutely loved connecting with those of you that came. Summaries of each of the four workshops are on @tuclothing Instagram. What I really took from the workshops was the power of validating just how challenging this pandemic has been for new parents - there is so much strength in a shared experience and a safe place to process that experience. Thank you so much to the wonderful Tu for partnering with me to make the workshops happen. Please do check out their spring collection at tu.co.uk - it's gorgeous, there’s a pair of floral dungarees and the most amazing yellow raincoat I’m buying for Rose. So head over to tu.co.uk to have a look.
My guest on this week’s episode wants you to know that you are worthy of living a life that feels good. She also wants you to know that you are capable of achieving that. But you need to make a conscious decision about how you show up for yourself. My guest is Heather Chauvin and after her youngest son was born she was diagnosed with stage four cancer. She shares how that really tough experience showed her how far away she was from living the life she actually wanted. Before going through treatment she decided that if she did survive, surviving wasn’t going to be good enough anymore. She wanted to feel alive. Well, she did survive that experience and she consciously started to re-parent herself and everything began to change in her life. She noticed everything in her life changed especially her children’s behavior. I love this episode it is such an incredible story. Her message is don’t wait. This episode is inspiring and also challenging at times because she invites us to questions our lives. Are we living or surviving? I hope you really enjoy it. We talk about: - How parenting is personal growth on steroids - What her new book Dying to be a Good Mother is actually about? - Her driving force - What was it like for her to be a mother before cancer - The insights she had after her cancer diagnosis - How to get the joy and freedom that you crave - What is energetic time management - What does it mean to feel alive? - How do you know if you are actually living and not just surviving? - Heather’s pyramid for life - How to take radical responsibility - Red, Green and Yellow zones to live by PARENTING IN A PANDEMIC - SERIES OF FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS This episode is kindly supported by Tu. I’m thrilled that in partnership with Tu, I’m offering a series of four, totally free online workshops to support new and expectant parents in navigating this difficult time. The Parenting in a pandemic workshops will cover what we know are the challenges right now for new parents - relationships, self-care, how to process becoming a parent in a pandemic, and what your baby needs most at this time. We had such an overwhelming response, all four workshops booked up so quickly we decided to release more spots. You can find out more and register here. You can follow along and catch highlights at @tuclothing #tuBaby #ParentinginaPandemic I love Tu clothing for the girls - and the spring collection looks amazing, have a look here and if you attend the workshops you’ll get a 25% off discount.
My guest this week says we are all born feeling enough, with an innate sense of esteem and confidence. And our job if we want to live a fulfilled life, is to get back to that place where we are enough just as we are. In this episode, I’m talking about the power of the mind with Marisa Peer. She’s been named the UKs #1 therapist as voted by Tatler Magazine and has spent over three decades treating a client list that includes international superstars, CEOs, Royalty, and Olympic athletes. Her approach is known as Rapid Transformational Therapy. It’s a mind optimisation science that completely transforms a person’s way of thinking and therefore living - in just as little as 1 or 2 sessions. I have wanted to talk with Marisa for a long time, and this is an important time to have Marisa on the podcast. Right now there is a lot of uncertainty for parents, yet Marisa has some simple and transformative ways to use our mind to change our experience. I’m excited for you to hear this episode. We talk about: - the power of what we say to ourselves - simple ways to use our mind to change our experience - the way you feel about everything is based on just two things - how to speak to yourself - the three Ps to evaluate any situation - how can we give ourselves certainty - the power of rewards - the power of ‘I am enough’ As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. PARENTING IN A PANDEMIC - SERIES OF FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS This episode is kindly supported by Tu. I’m thrilled that in partnership with Tu, I’m offering a series of four, totally free online workshops to support new and expectant parents in navigating this difficult time. The Parenting in a pandemic workshops will cover what we know are the challenges right now for new parents - relationships, self-care, how to process becoming a parent in a pandemic, and what your baby needs most at this time.  The workshops booked up so quickly we have released more spots. Go to the link to find out more and register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/copy-of-parenting-in-a-pandemic-tickets-141131922379 You can follow along and get highlights at @tuclothing #tuBaby #ParentinginaPandemic I love Tu clothing for the girls - and the spring collection looks amazing, have a look here and if you attend the workshops you’ll get a 25% off discount.
My guest on this episode believes we need to reframe the narrative that a breakup is the end of something and instead view it as the start of your journey to self-realisation. Amy Ransom is a writer, blogger and author of several books, including The New Mum’s Notebook and her newest release The Soul-Soaring Virtues of Separation. Amy is passionate about spreading the word that the end of a relationship doesn't have to mean despair. Separation can be the enabler to live a more authentic and joyful life. In 2016 she separated from her husband with 3 small children and it turned out to be her most positive experience yet. This episode isn’t just about separation though, I believe she is offering a process that’s useful for anyone contemplating big change. We talk about: - The surprising way her marriage ended - The aftermath of early separation - How to discover lost parts of your self - The process for any big change PARENTING IN A PANDEMIC - SERIES OF FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS This episode is kindly supported by Tu. I’m thrilled that in partnership with Tu, I’m offering a series of four, totally free online workshops to support new and expectant parents in navigating this difficult time. The Parenting in a pandemic workshops will cover what we know are the challenges right now for new parents - relationships, self-care, how to process becoming a parent in a pandemic, and what your baby needs most at this time. Spaces are very limited and will get booked up fast, so head here to book yourself on. It’s totally free. Register here. I love Tu clothing for the girls - and the spring collection looks amazing, have a look here and if you attend the workshops you’ll get a 25% off discount. We cannot wait to see you there. #ParentinginaPandemic #tuBaby @tuclothing
Emmy Brunner is a Psychotherapist, Personal Empowerment and Transformation Coach, Hypnotherapist, CEO of The Recover Clinic London, Author of Trauma Redefined and Find Your True Voice, Founder of The Brunner Project and Speaker with more than 20 year’s experience in trauma and mental illness, across both the business and clinical worlds. Emmy believes that we've all experienced trauma in our lives. And that what we now refer to as mental illness is actually our response to that trauma. Do you want to start healing, but don’t know where to begin? This episode is for you. We discuss: - what trauma is - Emmy’s inspiring path to healing - how to become your true self where anything really is possible - how to identify unresolved trauma - how to start healing - why lockdown can be a fantastic time for healing This episode is sponsored by Zendium toothpaste. Zendium toothpaste strengthens your mouth’s natural defenses. It also contains mild flavours and ingredients which are kinder to your mouth. It is free from SLS, a foaming agent that can irritate the mouth's soft tissues and alter taste. This makes Zendium suitable for even the most delicate mouths, including pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. All you need to do is head to Zendium.co.uk and enter the code MOTHERKIND at checkout for 20% off their kids and adult range. Big gratitude to Zendium for supporting me and the podcast.
Jane Tavakalian, also known as Jane Lightworker, is a mum of three, an intuitive business and life coach and the creator of the #1 course for empathetic people looking to take their energy and power back. Energy is finite. We only have so much of it each day, and yet often without knowing it we give that energy far too quickly to other people and things that aren't that important to us. We feel exhausted and depleted, not from lack of sleep, but from allowing ourselves to be drained by what's going on outside of us. So how do we preserve our energy for things that actually matter to us? How do we claw that precious energy back and become more empowered? Well, this insightful episode will tell you how. You will learn: - What it means to be an empath - How to know if you are one - Navigate the energy around you as a parent - How to reconnect with yourself - How to shift your whole experience of life with a mindset change - The Law of Assumption and how to use it to transform your day As you may already know, I’m very excited about our sponsor, Zendium toothpaste. Zendium toothpaste strengthens your mouth’s natural defenses. It also contains mild flavours and ingredients which are kinder to your mouth. It is free from SLS, a foaming agent that can irritate the mouth's soft tissues and alter taste. This makes Zendium suitable for even the most delicate mouths, including pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. All you need to do is head to Zendium.co.uk and enter the code MOTHERKIND at checkout for 20% off their kids and adult range. Big gratitude to Zendium for supporting me and the podcast!
This week's guest Latham Thomas is a master doula and activist. She was named one of Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul 100, has a host of celebrity clients, a global following with her Mama Glow brand, two books, and is the co-founder of the popular Continuum Conference. Latham shares “If you think about what happens when the baby arrives here, they are born but the mother is also born. And it’s a rebirth for that person. Who she once was is no longer; she’s someone new.” I think this episode is a special one. It will help you all helicopter above the day to day challenges we are all facing right now and think about the bigger picture. It's a moving episode which I hope gives you a sense of peace and perspective. It certainly did for me. She shares about: - her mission to help women reclaim the birth experience - the difference between a calling and a passion - Latham's moving and beautiful hope for her legacy - what we can do about the black maternal health crisis - becoming a more divine version of ourselves - why it’s so important to envision how we want to experience giving birth - what's most important during and post-pregnancy - her hope for all mums DISCOUNT FOR THE MOTHERKIND COMMUNITY As you may already know, I’m very excited about our sponsor, Zendium toothpaste. Zendium toothpaste naturally strengthens your mouth’s natural defenses and reduces bad bacteria responsible for dental problems. Parents will be familiar with the battle to get their kids to brush their teeth, but did you know that kids have 3x more taste buds than adults? This makes them particularly sensitive to strong flavours and foaming agents, which can result in difficulties with brushing and too-short brushing times. You may also not have known but your child’s mouth also has its very own natural defences, made up of enzymes and proteins in saliva, that have the ability to protect them from dental problems. All you need to do is head to Zendium.co.uk and enter the code MOTHERKIND at checkout for 20% off their kids and adult range. Big gratitude to Zendium for supporting me and the podcast!
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Comments (10)

Beth Cooke

Really disappointing episode. Very judgement guest, very unhelpful to new mums struggling..! May try some other episodes and see if this was a one off.

Jun 9th
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Michelle Deogun

Very insightful and will be listening again as so much to take in!! ❤️

Jan 31st
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Sarah Wall

amazing. his passion alone has convinced me to get this book!

Jan 21st
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Alexa Jade Decker

I did not enjoy this first episode. I am going to stick through for episode 2 but so far not impressed.

Dec 28th
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Sarah Wall

Wow what an episode! I have just found this podcast and chose this one to listen to first and found it really moved me. So much to take away from it that I am going to re-listen and make some notes! Carolyn is amazing! Have you arranged another episode with her? Sarah

Nov 6th
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Elizabeth Audrey

this was thoroughly depressing.

Jul 29th
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Rachael Molloy

Fabulous interview, it's really given me a lot to think about, what an amazing woman.

Jun 12th
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Beth Thompson

this podcast has really helped me today! thank you for such amazing content!

Jun 7th
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Anne Smyth

Brilliant podcasts ♡

Oct 9th
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Rachel Shaw

Loved this. ...quieten down the noise and listen to what you need ... fantastic first listen for me to this channel

Feb 20th
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