The Therapy Edit

The Therapy Edit

By Anna Mathur

Pep talks packed with grounding words for motherhood feelings. Enjoy a twice weekly dose of The Therapy Edit.

On Monday's you'll find ten minute episodes of Anna's Psychotherapy knowledge woven with with her candid chat about motherhood. Fridays bring 15 minute episodes featuring a guest sharing the one thing they'd love to share with fellow mothers.

Anna Mathur is Times Bestselling author of 'Mind over Mother', and 'Know Your Worth'. Her most recent book 'The Little Book of Calm for New Mum's' is out now.

Anna is passionate about taking therapy outside of the therapy room, she shares insights that have changed the lives of her clients, and transformed hers too.

More from Anna:
Times Bestselling books: ‘Mind Over Mother - Every mums guide to worry and anxiety in the first years’ and ‘Know Your Worth - How to build your self-esteem, grow in confidence and worry less about what people think;
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One Thing with James Hunt on the importance of community

Anna is joined by the incredible James Hunt as they discuss his One Thing: the importance of finding community.James is the man behind 'Stories About Autism', the blog, podcast and Insta account where he shares his experiences (the high, the lows and everything in-between) of raising his two wonderful sons, both diagnosed with autism.By simply talking about his life, James has built an incredible community over the past 6 years, helping countless families from all over the world to connect, share, and ultimately feel less alone in what they face day-to-day.Sometimes it's not about tips and coping mechanisms. It's about knowing that we're not alone. That we're seen. That we're understood.Follow Stories About Autism on Instagram hereListen to the Stories About Autism podcast hereVisit James' website here
24/03/23·21m 38s

On 3 steps to reframe self-doubt

If you ever find yourself thinking "I can't do this", "I don't deserve this", "someone else is more capable than I am", "I will fail", then this solo episode of The Therapy Edit is for you.Anna shares a powerful 3-step process to reframe self-doubt so we can ease those feelings of worry, anxiety and our fear of failure.
20/03/23·11m 36s

One Thing with Dr Rupy on nutritional strategies to support our wellbeing

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna is joined by Dr Rupy Aujla, NHS doctor, recipe book author, app creator and host of the Doctor's Kitchen podcast, as they discuss Dr Rupy's One Thing: the importance of consistency when approaching better nutritional health.Following the diagnosis of a life-changing heart condition, Dr Rupy turned to nutritional medicine to overhaul his lifestyle and ultimately revesrse his condition. Now, through his delicious recipes, his podcast and The Doctor's Kitchen app, he teaches us all how to cook our way to health and how the medicinal effects of food can help us cope with whatever life has to throw at us.Follow Dr Rupy on Instagram hereListen to The Doctor's Kitchen podcast hereBrowse and buy his brilliant recipe books here
17/03/23·20m 38s

On letting go of guilt about work

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna dives into the weighty topic of maternal guilt: why we feel it and how we can try to overcome it as working mums.As modern mothers, we are constantly poised to justify our choices around working. Should we work or stay at home? How much should we work? How can we juggle work and home life without losing ourselves in the struggle? Indeed, we're made to feel guilty in a way that men just aren't.So how can we change this narrative in our own minds? Listen in as Anna shares some valuable tips on how to overcome our guilt around working and what we should be focusing on instead.
13/03/23·13m 16s

One Thing with Self Care Club on why self care is anything but selfish

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna is joined by Lauren Mishcon and Nicole Goodman, hosts of the brilliant Self Care Club podcast, as they share their One Thing: that self care is anything but selfish.Taking on different self care practices every week, Lauren and Nicole live each practice to the letter and then report back on the results on their podcast. It's part reality, part experiement and what they don't know about self care and wellbeing isn't worth knowing!So who better to discuss the merits of self care? Touching on the topics of mum guilt, people-pleasing, self-respect and resentment, Lauren and Nicole share the sentiment that you can't pour from an empty cup and that our wellness needs must come first if we want to be the best possible versions of ourselves for the people we love.You can find Lauren and Nicole on Instagram hereListen to the Self Care Club podcast here
10/03/23·21m 8s

On 3 ways to be more patient

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares 3 ways to be more patient.They say that patience is a virtue. And this is never more true than in our roles as parents. Patience is probably one of the most important parenting practices - yet one of the most difficult to master. For those of us that are emotionally reactive creatures, we have to work extra hard to be patient, especially in high-stress situations.But patience can help to strengthen the bond we have with our children. It helps us parent calmly and more effectively.So how can we refine and improve our patience? Tune in to this episode for Anna's top 3 tips.
06/03/23·11m 21s

One Thing with Em Clarkson on not letting other people’s narratives impact yours

On this week's guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna is joined by influencer, author, podcast host, columnist and new mum Em Clarkson, who shares her One Thing with us: that it's important not to let the narrative of others impact you if it doesn't serve you.An advocate for body positivity and female mental health, Emily is also the co-host of the Should I Delete That podcast which she co-hosts with Alex Light. She also runs the Have A Gos community which was set up to bring back the fun to otherwise intimidating sporting events. Follow Em on Instagram hereFollow the Have A Gos on Instagram hereListen to the Should I Delete That podcast here
03/03/23·21m 6s

On how to get better sleep

Sleep. It's one of life's most valuable commodities. But so few of us actually get enough sleep. In fact, according to Matthew Walker, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, and one of the world's foremost experts on sleep, two thirds of adults worldwide do not receive the recommended 8 hours of nightly sleep. So, how can we get more sleep? And if that's not always possible, how can we improve our sleep so that we can parent better and enjoy life to the fullest?In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares her tried and tested tips and tools to getting better sleep.
27/02/23·11m 24s

One Thing with Emma Campbell on the life changing power of accepting help

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to Emma, mum of 4 (inlcuding triplets!) about the one thing she'd love to tell all the mums and it's all about the power of saying yes to every offer of help that you receive.Emma Campbell is a columnist, speaker, writer, marathon-runner and in her own words, long-term cancer thriver. She is passionate about showing others that it's possible to live a big, bold and expansive life, even in the face of chronic illness.Emma's incredible book 'All That Followed: A story of cancer, kids and the fear of leaving too soon' is an un-put-downable memoir of what happens when cancer becomes an unwelcome guest at an already crowded party.Buy Emma's book hereFollow Emma on Instagram hereListen to Emma's podcast 'Open' here
24/02/23·21m 12s

On getting better at letting others support you

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna explores how listeners can get better at accepting offers of help - guilt free. This in turn allows us to reduce feelings of overwhelm and burnout.
20/02/23·10m 49s

One Thing with Johann Hari on why you can't focus

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Johann Hari about how your inability to focus is NOT your fault.Johann Hari is the author of 3 New York Times Bestselling books, the latest of which, Stolen Focus; Why You Can't Pay Attention is available here. Find out more about Johann here and follow him on Instagram at @johann.hari
17/02/23·24m 39s

On 5 steps to take when you don't feel appreciated

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna takes ten minutes to consider ways that you can help yourself to feel less underappreciated. Feeling underappreciated is a common emotion in motherhood and one that we all need support to manage.
13/02/23·11m 6s

One Thing with Dr Louise Newson on what you need to know about perimenopause

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to menopause specialist, Dr Louise Newson about the importance of listening to your body and getting clued up when it comes to perimenopause. Dr Louise Newson is GP a menopause specialist and co-founder of the free menopause support app balance which you can download here You can find out more about Louise here you can follow her on Instagram at @menopause_doctor
10/02/23·22m 25s

On how to deal with resentment

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna, in response to multiple requests from followers. talks about the toxic emotion that is resentment. She reads a short passage from The Little Book of Calm for New Mums on the topic. You can find more grounding words and mantras in this book, Anna's third, here:
06/02/23·10m 39s

One Thing with Stuart Sandeman on how to use your breath to help you parent

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to Stuart Sandeman about his One Thing - and it's an important one...... BREATHE.Stuart Sandeman is the founder of Breathpod and has worked as a breath coach to award-winning artists, Olympic athletes and top business executives.He's the host of the Decompression Session on BBC Radio 1 and Sunday Times Bestselling author of ‘Breathe In Breathe Out’ which you can buy here can learn about Breathpod here you can follow Stuart on Instagram at @breathpod
03/02/23·22m 54s

On 5 ways to beat procrastination

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna confesses that despite being a really motivated person professionally and personally, procrastination is something she can be prone to when there isn't the time pressure associated with getting the task done. But is that the kind way to manage our task list? Headphones in and join Anna as she offers 5 ways to avoid procrastination.
30/01/23·11m 28s

One Thing with Sophie McCartney on health anxiety and Dr Google

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to comedian Sophie McCartney about her One Thing. Sophie talks about her experiences of health anxiety and shares her advice about trusting your gut instinct as a mother much more than Dr Google!Sophie, the force behind the internet phenomenon Tired and Tested, is a 30-something comedy writer and social media sensation who made her name with her viral Ed Sheeran parody, Smell of You. She has since built up a loyal following of more than a million on Facebook alone for her funny and honest videos, which have attracted hundreds of millions of views.Her debut non-fiction, Tired and Tested: The Wild Ride into Parenthood, was an instant Sunday Times number one bestseller on release in February 2022. Sophie's debut novel, Mother Hens, is out in Feb 2023 and you can pre-order it here can also follow Sophie on Instagram at @tiredandtested
27/01/23·20m 29s

On a powerful way to take the pressure out of parenting

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers how we can approach those moments when we feel like we 'ought' to be entertaining or playing with our children and offers ideas about why and how we can take the pressure off ourselves and allow our children to just 'be.'
23/01/23·9m 53s

One Thing with Beth Kitt on how we reflect on and anticipate birth

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to midwife, mum of four and founder of the The Bump to Baby Chapter, Beth Kitt about all things pregnancy and birth.Beth's One Thing alludes to a mum's tendencies to fixate (before and after they've had their baby) on the day of birth itself and Beth encourages listeners to lessen the expectation as well as the reflection of this day and lean in to the whole experience.Beth had her first baby at 19 years, started her midwifery training in 2010, started working as a qualified midwife for the NHS in 2014 and then continued to grow her family. That's over 14 years of either helping women in pregnancy and supporting them giving birth or experiencing it herself.You can follow Beth on Instagram or Tiktok at @thebumptobabychapter and find out about her range of online ante and postnatal courses at
20/01/23·22m 57s

On how to deal with conflicting motherhood emotions

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares a question from a listener about how as mums we can manage the conflicting emotions of motherhood.We hope you enjoy. x
16/01/23·10m 15s

One Thing with Dr Sophie Brock on why it’s hard to feel like a good enough mother

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Motherhood Studies Sociologist, Dr Sophie Brock who shares her one thing.Dr Sophie's advice focuses on the differences between motherhood, mothering and mother.Dr Sophie has a podcast called the Good Enough Mother Podcast which you can listen to here: can visit here website here can follow Sophie on Instagram at @drsophiebrock
13/01/23·21m 11s

On 5 ways to grow your confidence

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna opens up about her experience of social anxiety and a lack of confidence and offers listeners 5 practical ways to banish those unhelpful feelings.
09/01/23·13m 4s

One Thing with Tim Spector on the big calorie myth

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna asks author, Zoe co-founder and Professor at Kings College London for his One Thing. Tim offers mums around the globe the advice that calories are meaningless when it comes to measuring how healthy your diet is.Tim is one of the top 100 most cited scientists in the world and is the author of three books, the most recent of which is Food for Life which you can buy here can learn more about Tim by following him on Instagram at @tim.spector and you learn more about the health and wellness website Zoe (which runs the largest in-depth nutritional science study to help you reach your best health) at @zoe
06/01/23·21m 19s

On 5 ways to form good habits that last

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna offers her thoughts on how we can all form good habits that last.We hope you enjoy.
02/01/23·11m 0s

One Thing with Alice Olins on how to have confidence in challenging times

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to the founder of Step Up Club, Alice Olins. Alice's One Thing is not to fear challenging time, a poignant and reassuring message as we head into a New Year.Step Up Club was built on a foundation of openness, inclusivity, individual focus, empathy and a female-focused community spirit, Step Up Club empowers everyday women like you to unlock their best, happiest selves.You can find out more about Step Up Club here and they've given listeners a free month in the club using code TTEONEFREE - Here's the link to sign up https://stepupclub.coAlice is also the author of the best selling book: Step Up: Confidence, success and your stellar career in 10 minutes a day. You can buy it here
30/12/22·23m 21s

On craving space in parenthood

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna takes a moment to consider how parents can find the space they may be craving but are not managing to enjoy.
26/12/22·10m 40s

One Thing with Dr Karen Gurney on why you don’t fancy spontaneous sex

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna asks Dr Karen Gurney, Clinical Psychologist, Psychosexologist and Couples Therapist for her One Thing to share with all the parents.Karen shares her thoughts about why parents shouldn't worry if they never feel like sex out of the blue. Dr Karen is a recognised national expert in sex and relationships and the director of The Havelock Clinic Listeners to this podcast can use the code ANNA20 for 20% off Karen's online workshops found here part of her mission to educate, inform and challenge widely held ideas that harm people’s sex lives she has done two TEDx talks and the bestsellling book, ‘Mind The Gap: the truth about desire and how to futureproof your sex life’. She uses her Instagram account @thesexdoctor and online workshops to make sex therapy accessible to everyone, and to translate ideas from her sex therapy clinic outside of the therapy room. Mind The Gap: the truth about desire and how to futureproof your sex life is available here's 2 TED TALKS are linked here:
23/12/22·24m 37s

On ‘let’s take a 10 minute walk together to reset’

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, published in the week of Christmas 2022, Anna invites listeners to step outside, put their headphones in, and take a walk with her.
19/12/22·10m 20s

One Thing with Kate Lawler on seeing beyond the highlights

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Kate Lawler about her One Thing. Kate offers listeners her advice around reminding yourself that for the most part, what you see on social media are the highlights of the lives of others.Kate Lawler is a Mum of One, TV & Radio presenter and Sunday Times Bestselling Author of Maybe Baby: On the Mother Side which you can buy here can also follow Kate at @thekatelawler
16/12/22·22m 9s

On finding more confidence in your choices

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares her thoughts on how 'things can be really nice for you, without being right for me.'
12/12/22·12m 0s

One Thing with Rhiannon Lambert on how to feel more energised

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna welcomes back Nutritionist and Mum of 2, Rhiannon Lambert. Rhi shares her second One Thing with Anna which relates to the importance of making the most of your energy through managing your blood sugar.Rhiannon also shares some tips for expectant mums....spoiler alert, you can get nutrition from beige food!Rhi has recently released her new book, Deliciously Healthy Pregnancy which you can buy here: by science and packed with over 80 tasty recipes, Deliciously Healthy Pregnancy is an accessible nutritional guide to help mums-to-be enjoy a healthy, happy pregnancy. The book breaks down the stages of pregnancy and early motherhood, and covers the symptoms you may experience, key changes your body goes through right up until the birth, how your baby grows and develops throughout your pregnancy, and how the food you eat can help support this.Evidence-based nutritional and lifestyle advice guides mums-to-be through each trimester, including the fourth trimester. Accepting there's no "right way" for everyone, Rhiannon's practice is based on the latest scientific research and backed up with practical advice, tips, and recipes to inspire you through pregnancy. Filled with 80 flavour-packed recipes discover easy ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks, from delicious Banana, Almond and Ginger Pancakes, Butternut Squash, Spinach and Feta Pie, Salmon Pesto Pasta, to Cauliflower and Lentil Dahl, and Double Chocolate Cookies. All of the recipes can be enjoyed through your entire pregnancy. To find out more about Rhiannon: Visit her website at https://rhitrition.comFollow her on Instagram @rhitritionOrder her brand new The Science of Nutrition here
09/12/22·24m 10s

On ‘I love my kids, but…’

In this sole episode of The Therapy Edit Anna examines how love can coexist alongside a whole host of histories and mysteries and pasts and complexities and what this means for the compassion that we show ourselves when we're finding things hard.
05/12/22·10m 59s

One Thing with That Darn Chat on dividing unseen labour at Christmas

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats with Fair Play Life Facilitator, Laura Danger about the Christmas motherload and why now is the time to address any inequalities in who does and receives what within a family partnership. Laura is a certified facilitator of the Fair Play way of thinking where the time of both parents or care givers in a relationship is given equal value; regardless of whether it's paid or unpaid.Laura is a big believer that domsetic labour is labour and should be recognised as such. She's a huge sensation on TikTok at ThatDarnChat and you can follow her on instagram at @thatdarnchatYou can also visit her website and find out more about her work at
02/12/22·21m 30s

On 3 steps to reduce festive stress

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares a few of her tried and tested tips for reducing your stress levels in the run up to the festive season.
28/11/22·11m 41s

One Thing with Clare Seal on protecting your resources of money and time

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna speaks to Clare Seal who is an author, Financial Coach and speaker at My Frugal Year.Clare's One Thing relates to expenditure (of both money and time) in the run up to the festive season and it's that it is never worth your wellbeing to live up to the expectations of others.You can follow Clare on Instagram at @myfrugalyear and find out about her services and background here https://www.clareseal.comYou can buy Clare's most recent book, 5 Steps to Financial Freedom here
25/11/22·24m 37s

On 5 ways to find more joy in the grind

On this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna shares 5 ways that you can find joy in the mundanity of the daily grind.
21/11/22·11m 13s

One Thing with Steph Claire Smith on strengthening identity and wellbeing

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna asks the co-founder of Australian brand, Keep It Cleaner, Steph Claire Smith for her One Thing. Steph shares her advice to all mums that making space for the things that you loved prior to motherhood will make you feel better and more in touch with your identity.Steph is the COO and co-founder of Australian health & wellness app, Keep it Cleaner which you can visit here https://keepitcleaner.comShe’s incredibly passionate about using her past experiences with toxic diet & exercise culture to help others build a healthy relationship with food & exercise. Steph has owned multiple successful businesses, is a proud mum to her son, Harvey, host of the KICBUMP podcast, co-host of the KICPOD, author of A Girl’s Guide to Kicking Goals and has over 80 health food products stocked in supermarkets across Australia.You can follow KIC on Instagram at @keepitcleaner and you can follow Steph's personal account alongside her loyal 1.5 million followers at @stephclairesmithAnd a special treat for listeners of The Therapy Edit... Use the code THERAPYEDIT via the website (not the app) for one free month of membership! Once the login is generated on the website they will then be able to utilise the app.
18/11/22·21m 23s

On my top tip for difficult days

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats about bad days and shares one really useful tip for not allowing them to consume you or fill you with fear that tomorrow might be a bad day!
14/11/22·9m 57s

One Thing with Hellen Wills on the truth about the teenage years

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Helen Wills, blogger at Actually Mummy and mum of teens about her One Thing that she'd tell all the other mums. And it's great news - Helen's one thing is that we should not be fearful of the teenage years!Helen set up her blog, Actually Mummy, 11 years ago when her children were small. You can enjoy it here also talks about parenting teens on her podcast, Teenage Kicks. You can listen here podcast aims to show that families can and do get through hard things with their teens, and offers inspiration to parents dealing with similar stories to Helen's guests. Helen's Instagram @iamhelenwills is a mix of midlife stories (fashion with colour, not 'growing old gracefully' and sloping off into retirement) and her own thoughts on life with teenagers. You can also join Helen's Facebook group 'Teenage Kicks' where you can share the trials and tribulations of parenting teens. Here's the link
11/11/22·20m 8s

On 3 steps to dealing with irritability, overwhelm or rage

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna responds to a listener request and considers 3 really useful ways that we can manage feelings of rage.
07/11/22·10m 26s

One Thing with Hollie McNish on how to talk to our children about sex

On this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats with poet Hollie McNish and asks her for her One Thing. Holle's One Thing is that as mothers we shouldn't pass on our feelings of shame to our children. Listeners of this episode will be treated to Hollie reading aloud her poetry on the subject.Hollie McNish is a Sunday Times Bestselling poet. Her books Slug, Nobody Told Me and Antigone are available here can follow Hollie on Instagram at @holliepoetry where you'll also see her upcoming live events around globe.
04/11/22·22m 1s

On how to thrive in the juggle

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers the juggle of modern motherhood and whether keeping all of your juggling balls in the air is a realistic expectation for us.
31/10/22·11m 29s

One Thing with Sophie Bradbury-Cox on the uniqueness of mothering

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Sophie Bradbury-Cox.Sophie's one thing comes from her perspective as a mum with a disability and a wheelchair user and she tells all the mums to embrace the uniqueness of their experiences as mothers and to avoid comparing their journey to those of others.Sophie is a disabled, colour obsessed mum of one who shares her totally unique experiences on her blog.You can read more about Sophie at and follow her on Instagram at @fashionbellee
28/10/22·20m 28s

On a tip to help you when you’re worried

On this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna considers how we can turn our tendencies to worst case scenario think into best case scenario thinking.
24/10/22·11m 9s

One Thing with Kate Silverton on why there's no such thing as naughty

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to former BBC newsreader Kate Silverton. Now training to become a children's counsellor, Kate's one thing is that there is no such thing as naughty when it comes to your children.A mum of two, with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Durham Kate's experience as a mother has encouraged her to return to her academic roots in child psychology and psychotherapy.You can find out more about Kate at and you can buy her book, There's No Such Thing As Naughty here can also follow Kate on Instagram at @katesilverton
21/10/22·22m 48s

On questioning your identity

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers how mums start to question their identity as they settle into the roll of motherhood. She shares the section on 'Who Am I?" from the Little Book of Calm for New Mums and offers grounding thoughts on how we can reconnect with ourselves and accept who we are.
17/10/22·12m 15s

One Thing with Dr Becky on the life changing power of repair

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna asks Dr Becky Kennedy for her One Thing. Dr Becky explains to Anna the power of repair when it comes to reflecting and learning from difficult moments in our parenting journey. A truly insightful and enlightening episode!Dr Becky is clinical psychologist, mum of three, and founder of Good Inside. By focusing on the parent behind the parenting and the child behind the behaviour, Dr Becky helps families heal — bringing out the good inside everyone.Dr Becky's groundbreaking approach to parenting is available via the Good Inside membership can also access her supportive words via her podcast - listen to Anna's guest episode here Becky's brand new book; Good Inside: A Practical Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to be is also available here of course you can follow Dr Becky on Instagram at @drbeckyatgoodinside
14/10/22·23m 33s

On how to get more headspace

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares a recent realisation that something has been contributing to feelings of overwhelm. This tip will help us find fresh awareness and much needed headspace.
10/10/22·11m 20s

One Thing with Rosie Stockley on banishing guilt around movement

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats with Rosie Stockley about her One Thing.Rosie talks about how important movement is and asks mums to banish any guilt they associate with taking time out for themselves to focus on their health.Mamawell founder, Rosie is a fitness specialist who has trained women of all walks of life and fitness levels over the last 15 years. She founded Mamawell to provide women with education and insight into their bodies in the pre and postpartum period (and beyond), and the benefits that exercise can bring, both for strength and energy - mentally & physically. She teaches in person & has online fitness programmes for pregnancy and postpartum and a subscription: Club Mamawell for all women.Rosie is well known for her holistic and intelligent approach to training the body, and the individual needs of each woman. She writes extensively, speaks and sits on panels highlighting the importance of fitness for mental health, the benefits of being strong throughout pregnancy and thereafter, and how to find balance and energy in our busy, multi-faceted roles as women. On her platform @mamawelluk, Rosie is respected for providing quality information, from her professional experience, whether this is on fitness, wellness, pregnancy, postpartum or mumlife with her 2 girls. Her motherhood experiences add to her approachable appeal for women wanting to be inspired to be strong, healthy and energised throughout this time.Visit Mamawell here follow Rosie at @mamawelluk
07/10/22·20m 34s

On 5 ways to feel comforted

On this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers the importance of mothering the mother and offers 5 ideas on how mothers can mother themselves in the absence of the opportunity to be mothered by someone else.
03/10/22·11m 33s

One Thing with Rachaele Hambleton on dealing with challenging times

On this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to Rachaele Hambleton, otherwise known as Part Time Working Mummy.Rachaele's one thing is that everything is temporary and this episode she tells Anna about how here life experience has led her to that conclusion and how she uses it to help soothe the bad days and bad times that she or her family, friends or the victims of domestic abuse that she supports, might be experiencing.Rachaele is a blogger, influencer, parent, and campaigner for victims of domestic abuseand bullying. She is an ambassador for Kidscape Charity and is a patron for Trevi Charity Rachaele is a double Sunday times best selling author, in both fiction and non-fiction categories and has just secured her third non-fiction book deal which is due for release in Spring 2023. Part-Time Working Mummy: A Patchwork Life [By Rachaele Hambleton] - [Paperback] -Best sold book in-Psychology Different Kind of Happy: The Sunday Times bestseller and powerful fiction debut Locally in her area Rachaele has set up two women’s centres to help vulnerable families where they deliver trauma workshops and domestic abuse programmes to women. She also owns a shop @patchworkthestore – all profits from this support the running of the women’s centres.You can follow Rachaele at @parttimeworkingmummy
30/09/22·20m 12s

On taming the inner critic

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna shares her thoughts on ideas on how you can tame the inner critic and internal voice that might be stifling your feelings of self worth.
26/09/22·9m 56s

One Thing with Midwife Pip on reflecting on birth and labour

On this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Midwife Pip who shares her one piece of advice to all the mums; that there is no perfect way to birth your baby. A brilliant listen for any expectant mums feeling pressure to achieve whatever they perceive to be a 'perfect' birth.Pip is a practicing midwife in the UK, currently working as a Delivery Suite Sister she has a wealth of experience supporting parents-to-be through all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. Pip has trained and worked in some of the leading maternity units, has continued to study through a master's programme and is passionate about all aspects of women's health and wellness.​The decision to found her antenatal classes and postnatal support services arose from having met and cared for many parents who, despite attending antenatal classes, had not felt prepared for the potential twists and turns that may unfold during labour and birth. Pip is on a mission to bridge this gap by providing honest, evidence-based antenatal and postnatal education to ensure women feel empowered to birth free from fear and prepared to navigate their parenting journey.​Enthused by the momentous benefits of exercising in pregnancy and a healthy, nourishing pregnancy diet Pip is excited to bring you programmes that will facilitate an active pregnancy lifestyle and that support a woman's body through birth and in preparation for motherhood. ​Pip has an ethos that "a positive birth does not have to be un-medicated; it just needs to be from an informed place of positivity and free from fear".This underpins her midwife-led antenatal classes and parenting preparation courses to give you the very best pregnancy advice. Find out about Pip and all the words of wisdom she has on offer here https://www.midwifepip.comFollow her on Instagram at @midwifepipAnd listen to her amazing podcast here you would benefit from support and insight around your birth or labour, please head to
23/09/22·21m 0s

On 5 gentle thoughts about sadness

In this special episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna considers 5 gentle thoughts on how we can honour and understand thoughts of feelings and sadness.This episode is published on the day of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.
19/09/22·10m 55s

One Thing with Tobi Asare on never trying to go it alone

On this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats with Tobi Asare, founder of My Bump Pay.As an expert speaker on the topic of balancing motherhood and work, Tobi's One Thing is that mothers shouldn't attempt to meet the juggle of being a working parent alone. After studying Law at the University of Manchester and the BPP Law School in London, Tobi spent over 10 years working with talented entrepreneurs who’ve built seriously impressive businesses. She was at the heart of developing and leading client service teams, whilst managing commercial relationships within large investment and corporate companies. Tobi is now a Director on board of one the UK’s largest media companies running the business development, Marketing and PR division.Having been the first in her office location to go through the maternity process, Tobi went on a steep learning curve and became fascinated by how mums to be and mums go on to build successful careers amidst the barriers that surround working mothers.This soon became Tobi’s passion as she was navigating this journey to help other mums and soon to be mums create an lasting and positive impact in the workplace. Giving them the tools to smash the glass ceiling with a baby on the way and beyond.Tobi was inspired to create a platform to help give women the confidence to achieve their career goals and take them through their career journey overcoming the motherhood penalty – My Bump Pay was launched. You can visit My Bump Pay here https://mybumppay.comAnd follow Tobi on Instagram at @mybumppay
16/09/22·20m 22s

On a powerful technique for worry and anxiety

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna shares some ideas to help you ground runaway thoughts and emotions during moments of stress or anxiety.
12/09/22·11m 33s

On 5 ways to ease back into the school routine

In this solo episode, Anna gives her top tips to any mums about to face a change in routine who are feeling a sense of worry, stress or overwhelm.
05/09/22·10m 16s

One Thing with Rebecca Wilson on making things easier for yourself

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to guest Rebecca Wilson who offers fellow mums the tip that they don't need to aspire to perfection every single day.Rebecca is the founder of a family food and eating platform that you can find at www.rebeccawilson.comYou can also follow her on Instagram at @rebeccawilsonfoodWhen she began weaning her daughter Nina onto solid food at 6 months Rebecca wanted to cook once for herself and her daughter to save time, but struggled to find recipes that were suitable for herself and her daughter.After extensive research into what foods babies can and can’t have, Rebecca discovered that with some imagination and creativity, it was possible to cook meals that babies and adults could enjoy together. She applied her personal love of cooking to creating recipes for her and Nina which brought some variety and spark to their weaning journey.Soon, she started sharing her recipe ideas and weaning journey (the highs and lows) on her Instagram channel, originally called What Mummy Makes. Very quickly the audience grew, with more and more people inspired to try Rebecca’s method of cooking for their family just once.Today she is a published author of two top selling books, with her brand new third release, Family Fast Foods, available to pre-order here
02/09/22·19m 41s

On how to ask for help without the guilt

In this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna offers listeners some advice on how to accept help, guilt-free, whenever it's offered. She considers the reason that many mums find it so challenging to accept offers of help, rest and respite and how we can identify genuine offers of help that are given willingly and get better at saying 'yes please.'
29/08/22·11m 50s

One Thing with Lucy London on being honest with your children

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats with Lucy London who tells listeners that her One Thing is 'to be honest with your children drawing on her experiences of coming out as a gay to her family.Lucy London is a fashion designer, the Creative Director at London Queer Fashion Show and programmes short fashion courses for Jimmy Choo Academy.You can follow Lucy on Instagram at @lucylondonofficial
26/08/22·20m 52s

On what to do about envy and jealousy

In this episode Anna considers the reasons that we might feel envious of others and how we can reframe this emotion and allow ourselves some self compassion.Anna reads a short excerpt from her lastest book, The Little Book of Calm for New Mums, Grounding Words for The Highs, The Lows and The Moments InbetweenYou can get your copy here
22/08/22·10m 29s

One Thing with Stacy Heale on how to talk to our children about loss

In this episode Anna chats to Stacey Heale about how to talk about and show all the hard emotions, grief included. Stacey's partner Greg died of cancer last year and she speaks openly about her experiences of death and grief talks and writes openly about the topic and how we can prepare for the emotions that grief will throw at us all at some point.You can follow Stacey on Instagram @stacey_heale
19/08/22·21m 52s

On quick, easy ways to boost your wellbeing

In this episode Anna shares a lightbulb moment about how she can easily boost her wellbeing and offers you advice and tips as to how you can easily go about boosting your own too,
15/08/22·10m 50s

One Thing with Laura Belbin on saying no to shame

On this episode Anna chats with Instagram mental health campaigner, podcaster and author Laura Belbin on about how to address feelings of guilt and shame and live authentically with your own version of motherhood.Laura offers a brilliant antidote to the unrealistic, sugar-coated portrayal of ‘perfect’ motherhood, and she is no stranger to ‘going viral’. Laura started her channels after chronic post-natal-depression left her with an insatiable desire to make people laugh and reassure those who doubt themselves every single day: the ones who have struggled to accept the way they look; the mums-to-be about to find themselves taking their first step towards parenthood; and the women bossing it like badasses every single day but never getting the credit they deserve. Laura’s favourite saying is “you are more than enough”. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @knee_deep_in_life You can also purchase Laura's book 'No Shame, How to drop the guilt... from someone who's learned the f*%cking hard way here
12/08/22·21m 1s

On 5 ways to manage guilt for not being a good enough friend

In this episode Anna offers her top 5 tips on a regularly requested topic; how to manage guilt around friendships that have changed as a result of motherhood.
08/08/22·12m 28s

One Thing with Sarra Hoy on not feeling alone in motherhood

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with Sarra Hoy about how no mother is ever alone in their emotions or experience, even though it may feel that way.Sarra Hoy is the wife of Gold Medal Olympic cyclist, Chris Hoy and following their shared experience of becoming parents to a premature baby, Sarra became an ambassador for Bliss, the UKs largest neonatal charity.You can follow Sarra on Instagram at @sarra.hoy and you learn more about the work of Bliss at exists to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life.
05/08/22·20m 13s

On a big lightbulb moment that changed my parenting

In this episode Anna shares a lightbulb moment where she realised a life changing truth that has transformed her motherhood journey.It's a biggy so you'll have to listen to find out more and also to unpick Anna's realisation (which of course comes accompanied with lots of helpful therapeutic tips to help you make space for this realisation in your own motherhood journey. )
01/08/22·12m 7s

One Thing with Calm & Bright Sleep Support on feeling confident in your choices

In this episode Anna chats to sisters Gem and Eve of Calm and Bright Sleep Support about finding confidence in your choices.Calm and Bright Sleep Support was founded by Gem and Eve who have 7 children between them. Their sleep support services for families are provided by a team of 10 which includes three paediatric nurses, a midwife, a senior NHS Clinical psychologist and an integrative therapist and together they are proud to support thousands of families each year to find the right sleep solutions for them.You can follow Calm and Bright Sleep Support on Instagram at @calmandbrightseleepsupport You can visit their website and download an array of transformative sleep plans aimed at helping families with children aged 0-4 to find the right sleep for them at can also buy Calm and Bright's book, Love to Sleep, here
29/07/22·22m 1s

On 5 ways to stay calm when your child isn't

In this episode Anna shares her ideas and suggestions on situation she encounters regularly in her day to day life as a mother. How to stay calm when your child is losing their 'shiz!'All children have meltdowns, some more than others, but one of the biggest challenges of parenting is learning to cope with a storm in how their children regulate their emotions and Anna helps you cope withe pressures of walking into the storm as opposed to running away from it.
25/07/22·12m 11s

One Thing with Louise Pentland on how to boost your confidence as a mother

In this episode Anna chats to Louise Pentland about how mothers should pay attention to how they are seen through the lens of their children as it's undoubtedly with more kindness and affection than we view ourselves.Louise is a Vlogger and #1 Sunday Times Bestselling Author as well as an NSPCC Ambassador for Childhood. You can follow Louise on Instagram at @louisepentland and you can order her brand new novel, Time after Time, here
22/07/22·21m 8s

On 5 ways to make the summer holiday smoother

On this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares her thoughts on a source of worry for lots of mums with the school summer holidays stretching out before us! Anna shares 5 top tips for how you can make the summer holidays run smoothly and soothe any feelings of anxiety or overwhelm that you might be struggling with.
18/07/22·10m 23s

One Thing with Charlotte Stirling Reed on feeding your kids with confidence

In this episode Anna chats to Baby and Child Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed about the importance of confidence when it comes to feeding our babies and children.Charlotte, alongside being an expert in infant and child nutrition, is a Sunday Times Bestselling Author and founder of SR Nutrition which you can visit here's new book, How to Feed Your Toddler: Everything you need to know to raise happy, independent little eaters will be published in September and is available for pre-order here. can also follow Charlotte on Instagram at @sr_nutrition
15/07/22·21m 53s

On 5 ways to take control of your to-do list

In this episode Anna shares the common motherhood frustration associated with the never ending to do list and offers listeners 5 suggestions for how to take control of the list and the associated feelings of stress and overwhelm that it can trigger.
11/07/22·12m 11s

One Thing with Ashley James on navigating all the parenting advice

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with Ashley James about how to filter out unhelpful and unsolicited advice. Ashley James is a mum of one, podcaster, presenter, DJ and Dating and Empowerment Coach. You can follow Ashley on Instagram at @ashleylouisejamesYou can listen to Ashley's podcast 'Mum's The Word' here
08/07/22·20m 39s

On how to deal with parenting mistakes and failings

In this episode Anna offers listeners 5 practical tips to manage guilt associated with mistakes they feel they have made as a parent.Parenting is a tough gig and we all make mistakes on a daily basis, big and small, but each new day is an opportunity to be the parent that your child needs you to be so carrying guilt over situations you have no ability to erase from history is counter productive. Use Anna's tools to resume your sense of confidence and sense of safety for your children.
04/07/22·11m 26s

One Thing with Anna Williamson on getting more sleep

On this episode of One Thing Anna chats with fellow Anna, Anna Williamson on the topic of sleep and how our thoughts about it and the hours we get, change as we become mothers. Anna Williamson is a mum of two, television presenter, podcaster, author and dating expert that you might recognise as the presenter of Channel 4's Celebs Go Dating. Anna is also a big champion of maternal mental health.You can follow Anna on Instagram at @annawilliamsonofficialYou can listen to her podcast, Breaking Mum and Dad here you can buy her book Breaking Mum and Dad, The Insider's Guide to Parenting Anxiety here
01/07/22·20m 38s

On a tip for avoiding exhaustion

On this episode Anna considers how we can protect ourselves from the risk of burnout and exhaustion by starting to think about our energy as a limited resource.
27/06/22·10m 24s

One Thing with Amelia Freer on how to nourish yourself

On this episode of One Thing Anna chats with Amelia Freer about why self nourishment for mothers truly matters.Amelia Freer is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and international best selling author, debuting with the inspirational Eat. Nourish. Glow., now translated into many languages. Amelia’s fourth book, Simply Good for You, was released in Dec 2019.You can follow Amelia on Instagram at @ameliafreer You can find out more about Amelia's work here can buy your copy of Simply Good For You here
24/06/22·25m 33s

On how to be more consistent

In this episode Anna considers how we judge ourselves against our ability to consistently achieve what we consider to be the best way to live. Be it parenting decisions, habits and routines or practices that we think will make our lives better.Anna chats about when we should aspire to be consistent and when we should let it go and offers 5 tips for achieving consistency when it actually matters.
20/06/22·12m 59s

One Thing with Shakira Akabusi on relieving motherhood stress

In this episode Anna chats to mum on a mission, Shakira Akabusi about relinquishing control as a mum and learning to roll with the punches and adapt to every new situation that you find yourself in.Shakira is a mum of four, working to shatter the Stereotype around mother, in particular pre and postnatal health, including physical and mental wellbeing.You can find out more about Shakira on her website and follow her on Instagram at @shakira.akabusi You can buy her book 'The Strong Like Mum Method: Awaken the power of your pre and postnatal body through instinct, knowledge and exercise' at
17/06/22·14m 11s

On how not to pass your insecurities on to your kids

Anna considers how we can protect our children from developing negative mental and emotional health habits as a result of our own worries and insecurities.
13/06/22·12m 35s

One Thing with Claire Russell on taking the boredom out of play

On this episode of "One Thing' Anna chats with early years expert and founder of playHOORAY, Claire Russell. Claire shares her tips and tricks for how we can find inspiration for new and easy ways to play with our children and how we can make it less of a chore and more fun.Claire Russell is a Mum, author and founder of playHOORAY. playHOORAY! is all about equipping you with the tools to entertain your young children. You do not need a houseful of expensive toys to get the kids playing. It’s amazing what you can create with the items you already have around the house and eagle eye for ‘play potential’.You can find out more about playHOORAY and shop Claire's resources here you can follow Claire on Instagram at @play.hooray
10/06/22·13m 0s

On 5 ways to get space for yourself when you can't

In this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna ponders practical ways to help you create space around yourself when you can't physically step away from your children.
06/06/22·8m 35s

One Thing with Katherine Omerod on letting go of guilt for child-free time

In this episode Anna chats to journalist Katherine Omerod about how she's taught herself to ring fence time and budget to enjoy time as an adult away from her children and how she's quite certain that everyone benefits from this decision.Katherine Ormerod is a writer, author and editor. You can follow Katherine on Instagram at @katherine_ormerodYou can buy Katherine's book 'Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life' here can also pre-order Katherine's new book, Coco Rules, Life and Style According to Coco Chanel here
03/06/22·16m 59s

On a simple way to feel happier

On this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers the wonder of boredom and how we can find more joy in the mundane moments in life.
30/05/22·9m 5s

One Thing with Liz Earle on what you need to know about hormones

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with Liz Earle about peri-menopause and how the onset of the symptoms caused by a reduction in hormones can take many mothers by surprise.Liz Earle MBE is a leading British ethical entrepreneur, charity founder, TV presenter and bestselling author. She's also passionate about educating women about the Menopause and how they can manage and live with their symptoms. You can follow Liz on Instagram at @lizearleme and you can listen to her popular podcast here can also find out about Liz's other projects and subscribe to her newsletter at
27/05/22·17m 46s

On untangling feelings of failure

I share a thought on why we feel like we're failing sometimes. It's a philosophical one, about how motherhood is a role, but it is also an identity.As mothers, when we feel like we are failing, the feeling can hit a little harder sometimes, because it can feel less to do with getting a role a bit wrong sometimes, and more to do with who we are! I untangle this a little in this episode.
23/05/22·11m 38s

One Thing with Anna Whitehouse on not idolising or looking down on each other.

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with Anna Whitehouse (aka Mother Pukka) on how we've become a split society and what we can do as mothers and citizens to close the gap.Anna is a presenter on both Heart Radio and Channel 4, a columnist at Grazia and Marie Claire, a podcaster and the author of three books. She also heads up 'Flex Appeal', campaigning for flexible working for all. She is making waves and changing lives and businesses!You can buy her latest book, co-written with her husband, Matt Farquharson, the Sunday Times Bestseller Underbelly, here you can follow Anna on Instagram at @mother_pukka
20/05/22·14m 5s

On how to navigate difficult parenting moments

Sometimes as a mother, you'll find yourself at a loss as to what the next step can be and how you can move your family out of a moment in time into a calmer, happier environment where you all feel in control. Sometimes there is just no control to be had. And in this episode I share my tips for managing those moments and how to handle the feeling that you don't have the answers or the strength to navigate through.
16/05/22·11m 4s

One Thing with Erica Davies on how to feel good in what you wear

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats to Erica Davies, former fashion editor, stylist and author about the importance of finding your style confidence in the early days of motherhood.Erica is the author of Leopard is a Neutral which you can buy here can also follow Erica on Instagram at @erica_davies
13/05/22·14m 7s

On 5 ways to make time for yourself

Prioritising yourself can be something that many mothers find really, really hard. We often tell ourselves that putting ourselves to the bottom of the pile is a demonstration of just how much we love our families. But it's not so, in fact it's quite the opposite! And in this episode I explain why and also offer 5 tips to help you start to make time for yourself.
09/05/22·12m 12s

One Thing with Zoe Blaskey on why motherhood is hard

In this episode of The Therapy Edit's One Thing, Anna chats to Zoe Blaskey, founder of Motherkind. Zoe's One Thing involves examining the reasons why many (most) Mums find motherhood hard so that we can find more gentleness and understanding for ourselves.Zoe is a qualified transformational and executive coach specialising in working with parents and the founder of Motherkind, a personal development platform for parents. Zoe has coached hundreds of parents of all backgrounds on how to navigate the huge challenges of modern parenthood. There is currently a year long waitlist to work with Zoe one on one. Zoe hosts The Motherkind Podcast which is the UK’s number one family podcast on iTunes and has been featured in Red, The Telegraph, Psychologies, Goop, SheerLuxe and Mother&Baby. Zoe has delivered talks and workshops to some of the UK's leading businesses including Clearscore, BT, Sky and BBC. She has two daughters, and lives with her husband Guy by the sea in Dorset.You can find out more about Motherkind at www.motherkind.coAnd you can follow Zoe on Instagram at @motherkind_zoe
06/05/22·19m 51s

On the taboo of boredom in motherhood

Feeling bored by some of the repetitive and mundane aspects of motherhood doesn't mean you don't love your kids or your role as a mother or that you're failing in any way. It's normal! I share some tips on how you can cope with feeling bored as a mum.
02/05/22·11m 15s

One Thing with Olivia Bath on growing work confidence

In this episode of The Therapy Edit's One Thing, Anna chats to Olivia Bath, founder of The Women's Vault. Olivia's One Thing relates mother's confidence in the workplace.At The Women’s Vault, Olivia provides coaching to help women to overcome workplace barriers, including returning to work post maternity leave, progressing into leadership, negotiating flexible work through to confidence and personal brand. She also provides consulting and training programmes to businesses. Her private and corporate clients include the NHS, Amazon, PwC, and law firms. Olivia is a mother to three-year-old George, and it was her own experiences of returning to work after maternity leave, to a bigger role at one of Australia’s top 4 banks, and the struggles she faced, that inspired her to start her business. Olivia has a digital course, “Returning to Work and Thriving in the First Year” which will be re-released over the summer.You can visit The Wome's Vault here can book a free 15 min taster session with Olivia here: you can follow The Women's Vault on Instagram at @TheWomensVault
29/04/22·17m 24s

On how to stop thinking about worst case scenarios

I share my advice and tips on how to halt worst case scenario thinking. I explore the reasons why we might tend to jump to the worst case scenario and offer some tools for changing that way of thinking and learning to cross bridges if we come to them.
25/04/22·11m 56s

One Thing with Sarah Turner on how to make things easier

On this episode of 'One Thing' Anna chats with author Sarah Turner (aka The Unmumsy Mum). Sarah's One Thing is a nugget of wisdom that has helped her numerous times over the years and we're sure will help many other mums too.Sarah Turner is a Sunday Times Best Selling Author and her latest book, Stepping Up, her first ever novel has recently been released and can be purchased here can follow Sarah on Instagram at @theunmumsymum and you can read her blog and find out about her other books and events at
22/04/22·17m 7s

On lessening loneliness in motherhood

I share my experience and thoughts on why loneliness is such a commonly experienced feeling in motherhood. Becoming a mother can mean that often we’re rarely alone, so feeling lonely can be confusing and hard to address. I hope sharing my experiences and how I manage the feeling is a helpful for you.
18/04/22·12m 41s

One Thing with Molly Forbes on accepting your body, even when you don't like it

In this episode Anna chats to Author, Podcaster and Campaigner, Molly Forbes about how all bodies are good bodies and how we can teach our children to embrace their body regardless of their shape or size. Molly is the founder and director of The Body Happy Org. You can follow Molly on Instagram at @mollyjforbesYou can buy her book Body Happy Kids at find out more about The Body Happy Org and Molly's other work here
15/04/22·18m 47s

On a simple thing that improved my relationship with my kids

I share a simple thing that has really benefited my relationship with my kids. It's a small but brilliant sentence that I've started saying to them and the impact has been wonderful. I hope you enjoy trying it out too!
11/04/22·9m 31s

One Thing with Clover Stroud on embracing the hidden sides of motherhood

In this episode Anna chats to Author Clover Stroud on the darker and less discussed side of motherhood that involves frustration, loneliness and rage. She talks about how accepting rather than denying this side of us can be life changing.Clover is a mum of 5 and a Sunday Times Bestselling author of My Wild and Sleepless Nights, The Wild Other and the recently published The Red of My Blood.You can follow Clover on Instagram at @cloverstroudYou can purchase all three of Clover's books here
08/04/22·19m 17s

On 5 things that will help when you feel hormonal

Every month I turn into a different version of myself! I'm quick to snap and tears come easily. I can swing from joy to rage in a single moment. I share five things that really help me navigate the hormonal rollercoaster.
04/04/22·12m 54s

One Thing with Fearne Cotton on how to stop judging yourself

On this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with the one and only Fearne Cotton about why she thinks self-judgement is the biggest cause of guilt and worry.Fearne Cotton is the founder of Happy Place. Happy Place is a destination for all – where difference is celebrated and the extraordinary is discovered. Happy Place is a place to connect. To listen to the most interesting minds on the planet, and engage with the conversation.To give back and pay it forward. To find the joy in every day – even if for a moment.You can listen to Happy Place podcasts, buy Fearne's books and learn about upcoming events here can also follow Fearne on Instagram at @fearnecotton and @happyplaceofficial
01/04/22·17m 26s

On 5 tips for easing social anxiety

I'm not the only one who has walked into a social situation post-pandemic and experienced a fresh wave of anxiety. How comfortable and confident we feel around others is something that can grow in time as we flex our social muscles again! I share 5 tips to help you along the way.
28/03/22·12m 50s

One Thing with Jo Tutchener-Sharp on how to enjoy your kids more

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats to Jo Tutchener-Sharp, founder of the incredible clothing brand, Scamp and Dude about how the challenges she has faced in life have led her to really try and be fully present when she is around her children.Jo is founder and CEO of Scamp & Dude has a long history in the world of fashion and beauty. In October 2015 Jo’s life took a difficult turn when she suffered a brain haemorrhage. She had to leave her children for a lengthy stay in hospital to undergo life threatening brain surgery and it was this moment that inspired Jo to create a brand that helps children feel more secure when apart from their loved ones, and Scamp & Dude was born. Famous for its superpower infused leopard and lightning bolt loungewear and vibrant designs, Scamp & Dude is a British purpose led fashion brand with a huge heart. Now sold in Liberty!You can follow Jo on Instagram at @scampanddudejo and follow her business at @scampanddudeYou can also see and buy the full range at
25/03/22·19m 20s

On how to take the power out of comparison

The other day I shared a photo of my freezer drawer, and it sparked some thoughts on comparison! I share them in this episode and give you a hard fact on comparison that I hope will help.
21/03/22·9m 59s

One Thing with Sophie Ellis-Bextor on embracing selfishness

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with the kitchen disco queen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Sophie shares her advice to fellow mums to retain a little bit of themselves, just for themselves throughout their parenting journey. Sophie Ellis-Bextor is a mum of five (!), talented singer, lover of a kitchen disco, podcaster and now author of her auto biography Spinning Plates.You can follow Sophie on Instagram at @sophieellisbextor and buy tickets to her Kitchen Disco tour of 2022 here https://sophieellisbextor.netYou can also buy her book here
18/03/22·16m 1s

On 5 ways to navigate war anxiety

This topic was highly requested. The war in Ukraine is prompting feelings of anxiety, helplessness, fear and uncertainty. I share 5 thoughts to help you navigate the emotions that may arise at this time.
14/03/22·15m 9s

One Thing with Lillie Farrow on finding confidence in motherhood

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Lille Farrow, Lillie's one thing that she'd like to impart to other parents is to trust your gut and allow yourself to grow in confidence as a parent.Lillie is a talented chef, content creator and mum of three girls. You can take a look at her recipes here and follow her on Instagram at @lilandlife
11/03/22·16m 40s

On what to do when you feel irritable

When I feel irritable, my first response has historically been frustration towards myself and self-criticism. Here's a new approach to try next time you feel that wave of irritability come over you.NEWS! To address this topic, I read you a section of my new book 'The Little Book of Calm for New Mums: Grounding words for the highs, the lows and the moments in between'I can't wait for you to have it in your hands, whether it's for you or a gift for a friend. You can preorder it here: about my book OUT MAY 26th 2022The Little Book of Calm for New Mums will share advice and support on issues that new mothers face, from A for Anger, to I for Insomnia, providing an empowering pep talk for those days when new mothers need it most.Psychotherapist and mother of three, Anna Mathur, will support readers through the rollercoaster of feelings that come with being a new mum and provide expert advice based on her own professional and personal experiences. Whether you need some quick grounding, a note of compassion, or you want to untangle a feeling, flick to a page for a quick, uplifting moment of much-needed support.
07/03/22·9m 55s

One Thing with Hannah Barrett on how to slow down in a busy world

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with the queen of yoga, strength and happiness Hannah Barrett. Hannah shares her experience of burnout and the steps she took to live a slower, healthier and more fulfilled life.As well as being a busy mum, Hannah shares the incredible benefits of yoga with as many people as possible through her App, live classes, YouTube, Instagram, and my yoga-inspired e-guides and programmes. You can find out all about Hannah here and follow her on Instagram at @hannahbarrettyogaYou can also now purchase her brand new book, the Amazon #1 Bestseller, Yoga Happy, here
04/03/22·18m 53s

On a powerful way to relieve stress and overwhelm

I share a tip that is really transforming the way I deal with stress and overwhelm. Find a way to change your relationship with stress, and lessen those motherhood outbursts that come in when we turn into a human pressure cookers!
28/02/22·10m 33s

One Thing with Steph Douglas on focussing on family foundations

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Steph Douglas, Steph's one thing that she would like to impart to other parents is that having children puts a unique pressure on a marriage and shares her advice for focussing on family foundations. Steph Douglas founded thoughtful gift company Don’t Buy Her Flowers in 2014. Prior to running the business, Steph worked in Brand and Marketing and then started a blog, writing honestly about motherhood, relationships and trying to be a grown up while never feeling quite like she knew what she was doing. Posts included ‘When New Mums Get Angry’, ‘With this ring, I give you my dregs’’, and the postnatal ‘Pulling up the Drawbridge’ post that went viral with over 110k views to date. Steph recently launched The Don’t Buy Her Flowers podcast, an evolution of the blog, that enables Steph to find out how other people are coping. Or not. The idea for Don’t Buy Her Flowers came about when Steph received lots of well-meant bouquets after her first baby, but felt overwhelmed by them and wondered whether there was a more thoughtful gift that offered TLC and encouraged the recipient to take a bit of time for themselves. Seven years on DBHF now has 20+ employees, is in it’s second warehouse (a far cry from Steph packing on her bedroom floor for the first couple of years) and saw huge growth during the pandemic as people looked for thoughtful gifts, allowing them to invest in growth as well as, importantly, increase donations to long-term charity partners including Cancer Research UK and introduce some new ones too. Steph has three children under twelve, is married to Doug and loves naps, gin and re-watching films she’s seen a hundred times so it doesn’t require her brain. Follow Steph at @stephdontbuyherflowers and visit the Don't Buy Here Flowers website here
25/02/22·19m 14s

On 5 ways to quickly lift your mood

Today I share 5 simple ways to lift your mood, for those moments you feel a bit 'meh'. These small things are all completely free and within grasp. So try them now, or store them away for a grey day.
21/02/22·11m 17s

One Thing with Scummy Mummies on why you need a laugh

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn, aka the one and only Scummy Mummies!The comedic duo's one thing is all about the importance of having a laugh, particular when times are dark or challenging. The Scummy Mummies are a hit comedic duo now touring the UK with their live shows. They are also hilarious podcasters and authors. You can follow them on Instagram at @scummymummies and book tickets for their live show here
18/02/22·22m 46s

On why you're doing better than you think

Our focus is often 'doing better' at parenting, or berating ourselves for missing the mark. But what a difference it can make when we start to recognise the moments reminding us how we're doing better than we give ourselves credit for.
14/02/22·11m 7s

One Thing with Hollie De Cruz on carving your own path

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Hollie de Cruz..Hollie's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents is that when it comes to the process of birth, you always have options and you don't have to do what others do or what you're advised is the normal or best way of doing things. Hollie is a renowned pregnancy and birth educator, two-time author and podcaster. She is also a mother to two boys, Oscar (11) and Cosmo (3). Hollie’s new platform – Here/Hear – will be a place for expectant and seasoned mothers to learn, grow, and feel supported in coming home to themselves. You can stay up to date with the launch on Instagram at @weare_herehear, or follow Hollie at @theyesmummum.
11/02/22·19m 49s

On why the loud parenting chaos feels stressful

Here's why the noise of parenting can sometimes have you wanting to run to a quiet corner! I share my experience and thoughts along with some amazing insight from my ear surgeon friend @earsurgeonjoe
07/02/22·11m 39s

One Thing with Gi Fletcher on how to handle advice

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Giovanna Fletcher, Sunday Times No 1 Bestselling Author, Founder of Happy Mum Happy Baby and mum of three.Gi's one thing that she wants to impart to other parents is centred all around how mums can pick and choose what advice they decide to apply to their parenting. You can follow Giovanna on Instagram at @mrsgifletcher or @happymumhappybaby and browse her books here week Gi has also shared some BIG news! Happy Mum Happy Baby - The Big Get-Together, will be taking place on the 8 & 9th of July in the heart of the City at Old Billingsgate, London. The event will be delivering informative, entertaining, and supportive talks in a fun, relaxed environment from Giovanna Fletcher and friends, sharing first-hand experiences to honest conversations. Taking place across two days The Big Get-Together embodies the connection and conversation for all stages of the parenting journey from prenatal to toddlers, starting school to the ‘tweenage’ years’. Meditation, anxiety, sleep support to nutrition, behaviour, mealtimes, first aid and returning to work - no topic will be off limits. For more information and tickets visit happymumhappybaby.comAnd you may just recognise our Anna Mathur herself amongst the lineup of guest speakers!
04/02/22·17m 26s

On boosting confidence and headspace

So many of us have those things that we just accept about ourselves. Perhaps it's guilt, or worry, or maybe it's the fact you lack confidence. In this episode, I encourage you to want to raise the bar for confidence, happiness and headspace. Plus I have some exciting news to share with you.All my resources and guides are now ONLY £12 at Thank you for ALL your support that has enabled me to do this
31/01/22·10m 48s

One Thing with Holly Tucker on the power of pursuing your passions

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Holly Tucker MBE, founder of notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co and the UK Ambassador to Creative Small Businesses.Holly's one thing that she wants to impart to other parents is that enjoying and focusing on your career is not something that will damage your children. In fact it's quite the opposite.Holly believes that following your passion and building a business doing what you love is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. Through Holly & Co, a creative content company, Holly is working to positively influence this creative movement by redefining what it means to be a ‘small business’, encouraging more women to start their own businesses, as well as empowering our young with the skills to thrive when entering the new working world.Bringing colour and creativity to the business world, Holly seeks to advise and inspire anyone who is dreaming of starting or is already on their business journey through her podcast ‘Conversations of Inspiration’, events, a physical shop, and now, her business book, Do What You Love, Love What You Do, which is a Sunday Times Bestseller.Follow Holly on Instagram at @hollytucker and visit her website at www.holly.coBuy Holly's book here
28/01/22·26m 2s

On rage. The motherhood taboo

Mums (including myself) have felt more rage these last couple of years than ever before. I share a rageful moment along with thoughts on what to do about it!
24/01/22·11m 28s

One Thing with Zoe Clark-Coates on loss and grief

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats to Zoe Clark-Coates MBE, Grief Specialist, the author of 4 best selling books, three on grief and the latest on pregnancy after loss. She's also the CEO of The Mariposa Trust, which is widely known by its primary support division ‘’Zoe's one thing is naturally on the subject of grief and she discusses the fact that there is no time limit to it.To find out more about Zoe : Follow her on Instagram @zoadelle
21/01/22·19m 27s

On the most life changing thing I've ever admitted

Being told 'you've got this' is sometimes exactly what I need. Yet some of the most life-changing moments have happened when I've proclaimed that I haven't 'got this' at all.
17/01/22·10m 48s

One Thing with Rhiannon Lambert on the importance of loving your gut

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats to Rhiannon Webster, Nutritional Therapist, Podcaster, Mum and Author.Rhiannon's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents comes from her professional experience helping people eat and live well. Rhi advises us all to mix it up a bit when it comes to our meals. To find out more about Rhiannon: Visit her website at https://rhitrition.comFollow her on Instagram @rhitritionOrder her brand new The Science of Nutrition here
14/01/22·14m 43s

On how to feel calmer

How can we be more accepting of what we can't control, and take more responsibility for what we can? I often say 'it is what it is', yet a conversation with my Mum gave me a totally different view on the phrase!
10/01/22·10m 7s

One Thing with Clemmie Telford on a great tip for decision making

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Clemmie Telford.Clemmie's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents is if you let your upset/overwhelmed/confused mind settle, your course will become clear.To find out more about Clemmie:Visit her website at https://motherofalllists.comFollow her on Instagram @clemmietelfordOrder her book But Why? at
07/01/22·16m 22s

On how to feel motivated

Do you struggle to feel motivated sometimes? You know what you need to do or want to do, but the challenge is actually doing it. I share a tip for motivation that transformed my week and beyond.
03/01/22·10m 58s

One Thing with Illy Morrison on healing from trauma

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur interviews Illy MorrisonIlly's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents is not to compare your emotional responses to things, touching on birth trauma and shameTo find out more about Illy: Visit her website at https://mixingupmotherhood.comFollow her on Instagram @mixing.up.motherhoodPreorder her book The Birth Debrief at
31/12/21·16m 14s

On how to be more patient

Patience isn't a virtue I was granted with, but it's such a vital parenting commodity! Here's how to find more of it for those moments you need it most.
27/12/21·10m 45s

One Thing with Cat Sims on investing in your relationship

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats to Cat Sims. Cat's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents is that it’s common that when we have babies, our attention shifts entirely to them and our relationships suffer. Refocus on your relationship as the bedrock to your familyWe have marked this episode explicit due to topics discussed or language used.To find out more about Cat:Visit her website at https://www.notsosmugnow.comFollow her on Instagram @notsosmugnow
24/12/21·17m 15s

On how to love our kids well

If you're constantly on the go, spending all of your energy organising life for those you love, have a listen to this one!
20/12/21·10m 42s

One Thing with Alison Perry on the magic of hugs

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur interviews Alison Perry.Alison's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents is the magical power of hugs and how they transform those moments as a parent when you just don't know what to do or how to help.To find out more about Alison:Visit her website at https://notanothermummyblog.comFollow her on Instagram @iamalisonperryVisit her Facebook page her book OMG It's Twins at:
17/12/21·16m 20s

On 5 ways to get rest when you can't

Rest is the antidote to overwhelm and stress. But how on earth can we get more of it when we're struggling with the juggle, or nights are broken by kids waking? I've got some ideas!
13/12/21·11m 28s

One Thing with Victoria Emes on admitting it's hard

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur interviews Victoria Emes.Victoria's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents involves chipping away at the shame and silence many feel around the conflicting and difficult emotions that come with parenting.Warning! This podcast can get a bit fruity at times so we'd recommend using headphones if there are any little ears listening in!To find out more about VictoriaVisit her website at her on Instagram @victoriaemesPreorder her book 'Welcome to Motherhood, Bitches: The real guide from pregnancy, birth and beyond' (out 17th February 2022) at
10/12/21·14m 27s

On 5 ways to reduce stress this Christmas

If you feel your shoulders tensing with each opening of the advent calendar doors, you're not alone. Here are five things from my How to Have a Merry Imperfect Christmas guide that will help.You can buy the bitesize video guide from Four ten minute videos to reframe the way you feel about the festivities this year.
06/12/21·12m 8s

On people-pleasing less and living more

If you exist at the bottom of the priority list, and find that 'yes' rolls off the tongue a little easily, this episode is for you!
29/11/21·11m 2s

On something you need to know about self-care

Find self-care a tricky concept to grasp? I have a fresh approach, and I promise, there are no bubble baths in sight.
22/11/21·9m 38s

On how to feel more positive

I often think that gratitude should come with a small print, and here's why! Gratitude can shift moods, raise smiles and change lives, but what about all the other feelings that sit in its shadow?
15/11/21·9m 50s

On feeling less overwhelmed

Feeling burnt out and exhausted? Here's why you might be feeling a bit floored by life, plus some ways to refuel and regain some energy.
08/11/21·12m 8s

On how to be better

Why do we so often have the feeling we need to be better? In this episode, I explore how the most therapeutic type of growth, is often an undoing.
29/05/20·10m 6s

On feeling like an imposter

Ever felt like an imposter in your own life or feared being 'found out'? Here are my thoughts on why we feel this way, and what we can do to about it.
25/05/20·9m 43s

On how to feel good enough

So often we simply don't feel good enough. We feel like we miss the bar, we feel guilty and undeserving of good things in our lives. Here's why you may feel this way, and tips on what to do about it!
22/05/20·10m 7s

On 5 tips for anxiety

We all experience anxiety to some extent. In fact, it's an inbuilt mechanism that's there to save our lives! But how can we take control of the thoughts that try so hard to take control of us?
18/05/20·10m 13s

On thriving through change

What can we do to steady ourselves when all around us is changing? And what might we put in place to support ourselves in any times of change ahead?
15/05/20·9m 13s

On the thoughts we don't talk about

From thoughts of pushing over a stand of mugs in a gift shop, to imagining crashes on the motorway, intrusive thoughts are rarely discussed. We all get them, but do we know why? And what do we do about them?
11/05/20·10m 22s

On feeling less guilty

We often carry guilt around for so much longer than we need to. It impacts our relationships with others and ourselves. Here's how to finally let yourself off the hook and let it go!
08/05/20·9m 53s

On tricks for increasing self-worth

A different view of self-care for you. What place does it have in our understanding of our worth? I tell you how you can re-prioritise this fundamental cornerstone of wellbeing even when you have no spare time.
04/05/20·9m 41s

On how to worry less about what others think

It's so common to worry about what others think about us. But exactly how much does this impact our lives and self-esteem? And what can we do about it?
01/05/20·10m 16s

On why we like to be busy

We live to the buzz of constant noise, both Inside and outside of our minds. Here's a different insight into boredom as an antidote to stress and overwhelm.
27/04/20·9m 50s

On how to be happier

Is there a person in the world who wouldn't fancy a bit more happiness? Here's how to get more.
24/04/20·9m 41s

On feeling calmer in chaos

A technique to help you find more calmness and resilience when you're faced with change and challenge.
20/04/20·8m 18s

On dealing with challenging times

Thoughts on what to do when you go through challenging times. How do you deal with the moments you find yourself slipping into old ways of coping?
17/04/20·9m 55s

On comparing feelings

Someone will always have it harder, more challenging, sadder than you. But what happens when we compare our feelings and experiences?
13/04/20·9m 46s

On dealing with uncertainty

How to be calm in times of uncertainty. We are experiencing a period of great uncertainty at the moment. I share thoughts on how we can find our feet in this rocky time.
02/04/20·9m 47s
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