The Motherkind Podcast

The Motherkind Podcast

By Zoe Blaskey

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.

Episodes

MOMENT | No time? Do this to be the healthiest you can be with Richie Norton

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm, connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Today’s Moment is with well-being expert Richie Norton from an episode back in July 2021. We all know what is good for us. Why is it so hard to actually make these things stick? I think about this all the time. I don't think we have a knowledge issue, we have an application issue. I too know exactly what makes me feel good. Yet I can find it so hard to make it into a habit that sticks. That is exactly what I asked Richie and what you are about to hear is his answer. If you haven’t listened to the full episode I highly recommend it. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. ABOUT RICHIE NORTON Richie Norton is an ex-professional rugby player turned yoga and breathwork practitioner. When an injury ended his sports career, he discovered the transformative power of yoga and breathwork and has spent the past 10 years working alongside sports teams, entrepreneurs and personal clients to help them maximise every aspect of their physical and mental health. The Vibe Tribe is Richie’s online community hub where he offers training advice, coaching and life hacks. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
03/10/228m 8s

How good people mess up their marriages with Matthew Fray

Hey everyone, welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast, the show that's going to help you navigate the massive challenges of life as a modern mother with more confidence and clarity. This week's episode is all about relationships. That is what we're going to be talking about with the brilliant author Matt Fray. So you think you're a good person, you genuinely love your partner and you try to do the right thing. So why are you struggling in your relationship? Why do you and your partner feel unhappy? Why do you maybe feel disconnected? Or perhaps you've even thought about divorce? These are the exact questions that he asked himself after his marriage had ended. He was a good guy. He loved his wife, he was doing what he thought he should, be doing in a relationship. And yet one day his wife came to him and asked for a divorce. After that, Matt began a journey of self reflection to understand what went wrong. He wrote a now viral article called My wife divorced me, because I left dishes by the sink, and then a best selling book called This is how your marriage ends. What he learned is incredible. And I think pretty life-changing stuff. He saw that what happens in most relationships, particularly in relationships of good people who really do love each other, is that we engage in a series of small habits and dynamics that over time, erode safety and trust. We talk about: the questions he asked himself after his marriage had ended how good people can become good partners habits that kill relationships how to build safety, trust, and life long love I absolutely love this episode, Matt was a joy to talk to you and I was writing ferocious notes as we spoke. I am sure you're gonna love it. SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. FREEBIE! 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. Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements. ABOUT MATTHEW FRAY Matthew Fray is a relationship coach and writer who leans on the lessons of his failed marriage and subsequent divorce to help others avoid making the same mistakes. He has written for publications including the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Sun and been featured in The New York Times and on BBC radio. His blog Must Be This Tall to Ride has a dedicated following, reaching millions of followers.
29/09/221h 1m

Toddler Milestone Series with Baby Annabell: Sleeping with Lucy Wolfe

Welcome to the last in this very special series - the Toddler Milestone Moment Series - which is created in partnership with my friends at Baby Annabell. Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and is passionate about sharing the power of role-play to support toddler milestones. This last episode in the series is with the brilliant Lucy Wolfe - psychologist and sleep expert.   Listen to learn:  How to set up a great toddler bedtime routine  How to know when it’s time to drop the naps and move into a big bed  How to handle early wake-ups and night waking - including with the clock changes next week  How doll play can support your toddler to develop amazing sleep  I hope you’ve loved this series and loved learning about just how powerful doll play can be as much as I’ve loved making it. Please do listen back to any you might have missed. Enter the competition to win £300 worth of Baby Annabell dolls and accessories - just head over to my Instagram  @zoeblaskey to enter. T&C’s apply. ABOUT LUCY WOLFE Lucy is a Sleep Consultant & Psychotherapist, Author of The Baby Sleep Solution and All About The Baby Sleep Solution, Course Director-Lucy Wolfe Sleep Plans and Creator of "Sleep Through by Lucy Wolfe" Bed and Body Sleep Spray and Relaxing Rub www.sleepmatters.ie Online Courses: www.lucywolfesleepplans.com   ABOUT BABY ANNABELL  Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and has been on the market for almost 25 years, inspiring nurturing play and little imaginations. Make sure to follow @babyannabelluk on Instagram for their latest products and lots of doll-play inspiration!
26/09/2251m 23s

How to finally stop feeling overwhelmed with Oliver Burkeman

Recently I was on holiday and I saw at least three women around the pool reading the book, Four Thousand Weeks, time management for mortals by Oliver Burkeman. Turns out the average person only has 4k weeks on earth. It doesn’t sound like much does it? That made me decide to read the book and I loved it. Oliver Burkeman is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and for many years he wrote a popular column for the Guardian, which you may have heard of, 'This Column Will Change Your Life'. This episode is about making the most of our radically finite lives in a world of impossible demands and relentless distractions. That basically describes my day-to-day. Oliver shares with us positive psychology that can help us overcome the overwhelm, make better choices and build a more meaningful relationship with time. He says that time management doesn’t mean becomming more productive, it means deciding what to neglect. And once we realise we can never fit everything in we actually then get the freedom to prioritise. This episode is for you if you always feel like there is never enough time, you are always running behind and have an endless to-do list. This conversation may offer the most useful time management tool you can incorporate into your life. If there is someone in your life who you think can benefit from this wisdom, please do share it across your favourite social media platforms. Let’s get this incredible information to as many mothers as we can. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources for Oliver: Book: Four Thousand Weeks Website SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. FREEBIE! 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. Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements. About Oliver Burkeman Oliver Burkeman is the author of the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Four Thousand Weeks, about embracing limitation and finally getting round to what counts, along with The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done. For many years he wrote a popular column for the Guardian, 'This Column Will Change Your Life'. In his email newsletter The Imperfectionist, he writes about productivity, mortality, the power of limits and building a meaningful life in an age of distraction. He lives in the North York Moors.
22/09/2252m 9s

Toddler Milestone Series with Baby Annabell: Feeding with Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to the third episode in this very special series - the Toddler Milestone Moment Series which is created in partnership with my friends at Baby Annabell. Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and is passionate about sharing the power of role-play to support toddler milestones. This third episode in the series is with the brilliant mum of two and child nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed.  In this episode you will learn:  How to set up healthy eating habits for life in your toddler  What to do if your toddler refuses food or becomes fussy  Mealtime manners for toddlers  How doll play can support your toddler with developing positive mealtime routines  I’m very excited to tell you that the lovely team at Baby Annabell have gifted me an incredible package of their dolls and accessories - worth over £300. To enter the competition to win this package - head over to my Instagram at @zoeblaskey to enter. T&C’s apply. ABOUT CHARLOTTE STIRLING-REED Charlotte began her working life in the NHS after gaining a first class honours degree in Nutrition and Human Biology and then a Postgraduate Degree from Bristol University in Nutrition and Public Health. Since then Charlotte has worked in various areas of nutrition but enjoys nothing more than reading, writing and talking about her specialist area – Maternal, Baby & Children’s Nutrition.   ABOUT BABY ANNABELL  Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and has been on the market for almost 25 years, inspiring nurturing play and little imaginations. Make sure to follow @babyannabelluk on Instagram for their latest products and lots of doll-play inspiration!
20/09/2247m 43s

We need a revolution in motherhood: here's why with Beth Berry

This week’s guest says we can’t afford to pretend to love motherhood. Not this version of it. The version that has us raising our kids alone in our homes, disconnected from one another, immersed in a culture of judgement and perfectionism under the allusion that we are the ones who can’t get our act together. Beth Berry is a coach, author of Motherwhelmed and mother to four daughters. This episode is a call to arms to start taking your needs seriously. We just can’t keep giving and giving to our paid and unpaid work as mothers and carers and not expect ourselves to get burnt out and resentful. And, ending up, of course, adoring our children, but hating our day-to-day lives. I really hope this episode gives you the fire you need to start giving yourself even a small amount of what you give outwards. If there is someone in your life who you think can benefit from this wisdom, please do share it across your favourite social media platforms. Let’s get this incredible information to as many mothers as we can. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources: Revolution from home - Website Instagram FREEBIE! 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. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements. About Beth Berry Beth Berry is a life coach, small group and retreat facilitator, mother of four daughters and author of Motherwhelmed. A revolutionary at heart, she helps mothers better meet their needs, live with more ease and fulfillment, and step into their power as changemakers. She believes that self-aware, self-compassionate, well-supported mothers who know themselves to be worthy of pleasure and joy-filled lives are powerful beyond measure and essential to the healing of the world. Follow her journey at www.revolutionfromhome.com.
15/09/2250m 47s

Toddler Milestone Series with Baby Annabell: Welcoming a new sibling with Dr Martha

Welcome to the second of this very special series - the Toddler Milestone Moment Series which is created in partnership with my friends at Baby Annabell. Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and is passionate about sharing the power of role-play to support toddler milestones. In this second episode, I am speaking with Dr Martha who is a clinical psychologist. We will cover lots of tips and advice for the milestone of welcoming a new sibling into the family when you already have a toddler. We’ll be discussing: How to talk to your toddler about their new sibling How to introduce the new sibling to ensure a really positive start What to do with all that guilt about spending time with your new baby and not enough with your toddler How to handle sibling arguments How doll-play can be used to support your toddler in this really important milestone  The lovely team at Baby Annabell has gifted me with an incredible package of their dolls and accessories worth over £300. If you want to give doll-play a go and start practicing doll-play and role-play, head over to Instagram where you can win £300 worth of Baby Annabell dolls and accessories. Go to @zoeblaskey to enter. T’s & C’s apply. ABOUT DR MARTHA DEIROS COLLADO Dr Martha is a clinical psychologist and HCPC registered practitioner with over 20 years of clinical and academic experience. ABOUT BABY ANNABELL  Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and has been on the market for almost 25 years, inspiring nurturing play and little imaginations. Make sure to follow @babyannabelluk on Instagram for their latest products and lots of doll-play inspiration!
12/09/2254m 18s

Breaking cycles and doing things differently with Dr. Becky Kennedy

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. This week’s guest is Dr. Becky Kennedy. She is a clinical psychologist, social media superstar, mum of 3, and Founder of the brilliant parenting platform Good Inside. You are going to learn so much from this episode. I guarantee this is going to make your parenting life and your life in general easier. We talk about: Why we are all good inside and how that simple idea can radically change how we respond in the moment to our children How beliefs get passed down the generations - Dr. Becky’s is the simplest and best explanation I have ever heard How to know which mode we are in as mothers - and why knowing that changes everything Why selflessness helps no one and what to do instead Why our generation of mothers is part of this vital empowerment movement and how we all need to play our part in that I think you are going to love this one and want to share it. So please do. If there is someone in your life who you think can benefit from this wisdom, please do share it with them across your preferred social media platform. Let’s get this incredible information to as many mothers as we can. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES: Good Inside - Website Instagram GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIE! 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. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements. ABOUT DR. BECKY KENNEDY Dr. Kennedy is a clinical psychologist, mom of three, and founder of Good Inside. When she first started out, she practiced a popular behavior-first, reward-and-punishment model of parent coaching. But after a while, something struck her: those methods felt awful — for kids and parents. So she got to work, taking everything she knew about attachment, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and internal family systems theory, and translated those ideas into a new method for working with parents.
08/09/2256m 42s

Toddler milestone series with Baby Annabell: pre-school with Dr. Nneka

Welcome to the first of this very special series - the Toddler Milestone Moment Series which is created in partnership with my friends at Baby Annabell. Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and is passionate about sharing the power of role-play to support toddler milestones. In this first episode, I am speaking with Dr. Nneka Ikeogu She is a child and educational psychologist and the founder of the Mellonest.  In this episode, Dr. Nneka shares practical tips and ideas to help you and your toddler with the pre-school milestone. We’ll be discussing: How to make sure starting or returning to pre-school is happy and positive What exactly you should do if it isn’t a positive experience How doll-play can support your child with this transition If you want to give it a go and start practicing doll-play and role-play, head over to Instagram where you can win £300 worth of Baby Annabell dolls and accessories. Go to @zoeblaskey to enter. T’s & C’s apply. ABOUT DR. NNEKA IKEOGU Dr. Nneka Ikeogu is a child psychologist who specialises in educational psychology. She has been working with families and children for 10 years and is the co-founder of Mellownest. Her mission is to empower parents to approach parenting with a focus on emotions and connection.  ABOUT BABY ANNABELL Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and has been on the market for almost 25 years, inspiring nurturing play and little imaginations. Make sure to follow @babyannabelluk on Instagram for their latest products and lots of doll-play inspiration!
05/09/2246m 9s

Toddler Milestone Series with Baby Annabell: Pre-school with Dr Nneka

Welcome to the first of this very special series - the Toddler Milestone Moment Series which is created in partnership with my friends at Baby Annabell. Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and is passionate about sharing the power of role-play to support toddler milestones. In this first episode, I am speaking with Dr. Nneka Ikeogu She is a child and educational psychologist and the founder of the Mellonest.  In this episode, Dr. Nneka shares practical tips and ideas to help you and your toddler with the pre-school milestone. We’ll be discussing: How to make sure starting or returning to nursery is happy and positive What exactly you should do if it isn’t a positive experience How doll play can support your child with this transition If you want to give it a go and start practicing doll-play and role-play, head over to Instagram where you can win £300 worth of Baby Annabell dolls and accessories. Go to @zoeblaskey to enter. T’s & C’s apply. ABOUT DR. NNEKA IKEOGU Dr. Nneka Ikeogu is a child psychologist who specialises in educational psychology. She has been working with families and children for 10 years and is the co-founder of Mellownest. Her mission is to empower parents to approach parenting with a focus on emotions and connection.  ABOUT BABY ANNABELL Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and has been on the market for almost 25 years, inspiring nurturing play and little imaginations. Make sure to follow @babyannabelluk on Instagram for their latest products and lots of doll-play inspiration!
05/09/2246m 54s

Re-release: Simple way to eat well with no time with Rhiannon Lambert

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. As you may know by now, through August I take a break to re-charge and reconnect with my family. This month I release our most popular episodes over the past six months. Next week I’ll be releasing all new episodes. This week is with the amazing nutritionist, Rhiannon Lambert. If you have ever felt stressed out about feeding yourself or your children, then this episode is for you. I find eating nutritious food quite a stressful area of my life. I have a fussy daughter who eats about the same 5 foods on repeat. I also think about my own diet. Am I giving myself the best chance of having the energy levels that I want and need. Am I eating healthily enough. It is an area of my life I do worry about. This episode was a gift. Rhiannon Lambert is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, a best-selling author of Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well and chart-topping podcast host of Food For Thought. Safe to say Rhiannon is an expert and one of the UK’s leading nutritionists. She also became a mum during the pandemic. Don’t miss her new book The Science of Nutrition. In this episode you’ll learn about: What it was like having a baby during the pandemic The importance of looking after ourselves Important messages about feeding our children and ourselves New ideas around nutrition Simple tools and ideas for making healthy food prep more stress-free It felt like a massive dose of reassurance and compassion and kindness. This is a huge area for us mums and our children. I do not need another diet book. I need someone like Rhiannon with simple ideas and tools to help us all make eating easier. Here is the episode. I hope you love it and I hope it is a balm of reassurance. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Science of Nutrition: Debunk the Diet Myths and Learn How to Eat Well for Health and Happiness by Rhiannon Lambert. Food for thought podcast Instagram Website GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT RHIANNON LAMBERT Rhiannon Lambert BSc MSc RNutr is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, a best-selling author and chart-topping podcast host. In 2016 she founded Rhitrition, a renowned Harley Street clinic, which specialises in weight management, gut health, sports nutrition, eating disorders, and pre-and post-natal nutrition. Registered with the Association for Nutrition, Rhiannon obtained a first-class degree in Nutrition and Health, a Master’s degree in Obesity, Risks and Prevention, and diplomas in sports nutrition, pre-and post-natal nutrition. She is a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, accredited by The British Psychological Society and a Level 3 Personal Trainer. Rhiannon hosts the top-rated ‘Food for Thought’ podcast, which gives listeners practical, evidence-based advice on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. With more than five million downloads since 2018, it is firmly established as one of the UK’s most popular health podcasts.
01/09/2251m 43s

MOMENT | One of the most foundational personal development tools around with Dr. Tara Swart

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with the wonderful Dr. Tara Swart. She is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, and author of best-seller ‘The Source’. In this short clip, we talk about the power of journaling. If you know me, you know I love journaling. It is one of those foundational tools I use day in and day out to keep me on even keel. I hope this short clip inspires you to grab your pen and get those swirling thoughts down on the page. It will make a massive difference, trust me. If you haven’t listened to the full episode I highly recommend it. You can listen to the short clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR TARA SWART Dr. Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, executive advisor, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, and author of best-seller ‘The Source’ which has translations in 36 global territories. Tara is passionate about disseminating simple, pragmatic neuroscience-based messages that change the way people live and work. She personally advises a small number of individuals via personal recommendation only, and speaks at major conferences globally. You can find out more about Tara and her work via her website. You can also connect with Tara on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
29/08/2210m 41s

Re-release: How to raise emotionally healthy children with Dr. Anne Lane

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. As you may now by now, In August I take a break to re-charge and reconnect with my family. This month I release our most popular episodes over the past six months. In honour of children’s mental health week back in February, I spoke with Dr. Anne Lane about raising emotionally healthy children. This is an incredible episode and I can see why it is one of our top 3 most downloaded. This is one of those episodes that I wish that every single parent could listen to. I truly believe if every parent could listen to this, we would make things radically different for ourselves and our children. Anne is a clinical psychologist working with children, teens and adults. She has a new book out called Nurture your child’s emotional intelligence: Five steps to help your children cope with big emotions and build resilience. If that isn’t the most important thing in the world, then I don’t know what is. What I learned most from this episode is that life is incredibly messy and what we need to do is help ourselves and our children be ok with that. Isn’t that what emotional health really is all about? Anne is open, honest and fantastically breaks down questions that I know we all have on our minds. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: Why emotions are contagious and what to do about that How to help both yourself and children put words to emotions How to communicate hard things with our children Why Anne thinks anxiety and depression are on the rise for our children and what we can do early on as parents I think you are going to love this one and want to share it. So please do. If there is someone in your life who you think can benefit from this wisdom.. Let’s get this incredible information to as many mothers as we can. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Website Free excerpt from Her new book Nurture your child’s emotional intelligence Instagram GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR. ANNE LANE Dr Anne Lane is a clinical psychologist and family therapist. For more than 20 years she has worked in mental health – within both the NHS and her own private practice. Dr Lane has taught on clinical psychology doctorate programmes and run countless workshops on mental health, parenting and emotional regulation. She is a lively, passionate communicator who cares deeply about the lives of the adults, families and children she works with. Anne lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and three children.
25/08/2249m 0s

MOMENT | How to stop living on auto-pilot with Dr Nicole Le Pera

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is from an episode in March 2021 with the incredible Dr. Nicole Le Pera. You might know her as the Holistic Psychologist. Dr. Le Pera is someone I have personally learned a lot from. I find myself recommending her book How to do the work almost on a weekly basis. It is incredible. In this clip, she talks about how most of us are living on auto-pilot or sleepwalking through life as I call it and how to change that. I hope you love it. If you haven’t listened to the full episode I highly recommend it. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR NICOLE LE PERA Dr. Nicole Le Pera, who you might know as the holistic psychologist, was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the School for Social Research. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
22/08/227m 11s

Re-release: How to create a beautiful relationship with your child - that lasts forever with Jess, Our Mama Village

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to re-set, take a breather and re-connect with the family. We do however over this period re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past six months. And this week’s is brilliant. It is with Jess VanderWier who is a registered Psychotherapist, family and child therapist and founder of Our Mama Village, which has a massive one million Instagram followers. I absolutely loved this episode. I cried and got really emotional at the end when Jess describes her grandmother. It instantly connected me to a sense of perspective and what’s important. I feel like I constantly need that reminder to get out of the weeds of my day-to-day life and stress and to think about the big picture and this episode did it for me. I discovered Jess on Instagram and loved her compassion and her deep experience with families. This is an episode about gentle parenting and we talk about what that means. It’s also about the bigger picture so we are going to dive in together about why we might want to look into our values as parents and have a think about how we are parenting. In our busy lives, from the moment our eyes open to the moment our heads hit the pillow, it can just feel like go go go. It is so easy to forget to maintain perspective and the bigger picture of why your role as a parent is so important and how to navigate all the tricky parts with more grace and ease. I especially loved it when Jess talks about the seasons of parenthood and how to know when is the time to survive, to grit your teeth and get through it. And when is the right time to do that deeper work into what might be coming up for us as we go through the challenges of parenthood. What she shares is absolutely brilliant. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: What is gentle parenting Why we might want to look into our values as parents and have a think about how we are parenting The seasons of parenthood and how to know when to survive or do the deeper work Keeping it all in perspective What does punishment-free parenting look like GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14th of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. 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 JESS VANDERWIER VanderWier is a Registered Psychotherapist who helps families understand and respond to their child’s “big feelings” with gentleness and respect. Jess has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and has logged thousands of clinical hours supporting parents and their children. Through groups, presentations, and one-on-one clinical sessions Jessica has helps hundreds of parents restore peace to their home. As the founder of Our Mama Village, Jess uses her expertise to support parents through online courses, personalized coaching, and free resources. Our Mama Village offers daily parenting guidance to over 480,000 families on their popular Instagram account. Jess lives in the Niagara Region with her husband Scott and their two daughters (4.5 & 2.5 years old). Whenever she finds the time, Jess loves to be outside in nature, hiking or biking, before refueling with Scott at a quirky hole-in-the-wall restaurant or a fun coffee shop. 0 Likes
18/08/2257m 10s

MOMENT | Parenting ‘fails’ are actually opportunities - here’s why with Dr. Julie

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This moment is with the incredible Dr Julie from a longer episode which we released back in June. If you haven’t listened to that full episode, then please do. Unsurprisingly, it is one of our most popular episodes so far this year. In this clip, Dr Julie explains a huge parenting fail that she made and how she quickly repaired with herself and her son. I hope this gives you lots of food for thought and lots of self-compassion. Remember we all make mistakes, even the world leading psychologist Dr Julie. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR. JULIE Dr Julie Smith is a Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of professional experience, having previously worked in the NHS, with veterans and the MoD, in addiction and crisis centres, and now in private practice. She is also an online educator and social media star, sharing bite-sized mental health and motivational videos online, with a combined following of more than 3.5 million. In November 2019 Julie launched her Tik Tok account to make her services and education about mental health more accessible. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Julie’s audience on TikTok grew astronomically as young people related to the videos she was making about mental health and put her advice to use. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
15/08/226m 45s

Re-release - The surprising secret to feeling less guilty and more empowered with Dr. Sophie Brock

I am so excited about this episode. This week’s guest, Dr. Sophie Brock, says that to connect with the authenticity of who we are we first have to deconstruct who the world expects us to be. Isn’t that so powerful? She literally has a PhD in motherhood. She is a motherhood studies sociologist. This episode is such a brilliant follow-on to last week’s episode with Dr. Rick Hanson. If you haven’t listened to that one please do after you listen to Sophie’s. I feel like this episode is so powerful. It does something really important, which is to put your individual experience of being a mother and all the challenges that come with that into the wider societal context. Essentially revealing what it means to be a mother in the world today. If you have ever felt that guilt on you, this episode is going to help you so much. It’s going to help you feel freer, lighter and more self-compassion for your incredible role as a mother. Sophie explains that so much of the tension in motherhood actually comes from society and what it expects from us. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: What it means to be a mother in this world Where the tension and guilt of motherhood come from Why you feel so guilty all the time How we can free ourselves from that guilt If you love this episode, copy the link, and please share it. Be that person amongst your friends who is sharing supporting and lifting others up with content like this. We all need this right now. If there ever was a time to support mothers, it is now. I would be so grateful if you would help me spread the incredible wisdom of the guests we have on the podcast. We can actually play a huge role in changing the structure of motherhood.- Dr. Sophie Brock As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPONSOR - ATHLETIC GREENS My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR. SOPHIE BROCK Dr. Sophie Brock is a Motherhood Studies Sociologist and Mother living in Sydney, Australia. She provides analysis of Motherhood in our culture, exploring the ways individual experiences of Mothers are shaped by broader social constructs. Sophie supports professionals, business owners and creatives in revolutionising what Motherhood means in our society, and how individual Mothers are supported and understood. Sophie’s offerings include self-study courses for Mothers and practitioners, her podcast The Good Enough Mother, and her Motherhood Studies Practitioner Certification program.
11/08/2249m 54s

MOMENT | Is THIS the secret to achieving your dreams? with Helen Glover MBE

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is a really inspiring one. It is with Helen Glover MBE, the Olympic rower who famously went back to rowing after having 3 children. In this short clip she describes the key to how she achieved her impossible dream. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT HELEN GLOVER MBE Double Olympic champion, three-times world champion, twice European champion and a multiple world cup gold-medal winner – Helen Glover is one of the most decorated athletes in the GB Rowing Team. After stepping away from rowing to get married and have three children, Helen returned to the team in 2021 with the goal of being the first mother to compete for the GB Rowing Team. Glover only took up rowing in 2008 and won a historic gold medal at the Olympic Games in London just four years later. Her outstanding women’s pair partnership with Heather Stanning became the first British female rowers to successfully defend an Olympic title when they won gold at Rio 2016. That completed a perfect Olympiad for Glover in the pair – she won every race she competed in and claimed a hat-trick of world titles, one with Polly Swann and two with Stanning. You can follow her on Instagram. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
08/08/225m 31s

Re-release: World-leading psychologist on why motherhood is the challenge of a lifetime with Dr. Rick Hanson

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. This week we are re-releasing this episode with the incredible Dr. Rick Hanson. Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, take a breath and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. This episode with Dr. Rick Hanson came out in January 2022 and it instantly spoke to so many of you. I received 100s of emails and DMs about it from our listeners. So much resonates with me in this episode, particularly about the need to take the pressure off ourselves and how to do that. Dr. Rick is one of the world’s leading psychologists and he says it’s imperative we recognise the pressures we are under as mothers so we can support ourselves and ask for the support we need from others. Back in 2002, he wrote the seminal book Mother Nurture because he saw his own wife, a happy healthy woman, becoming clinically depleted after having children. And with his decades of experience as a psychologist, he felt called to support mothers. This episode is incredible. Every word Dr. Rick says is like gold. You are going to finish this episode feeling so much more self-compassion and ease and hopefully be kinder to yourself. In this episode you’ll learn about: Practical ideas of how to reduce stress from Motherhood An analogy that made me cry His life-changing words about the impact of the pandemic As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Free weekly newsletter Book Mother Nurture Website GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS 14 September 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. 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 Dr. Rick Hanson Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 30 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 220,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial needs. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.
04/08/221h 6m

MOMENT | THIS is how you get off the hamster wheel of mothering with Natalie Lee

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This moment is with the amazing Natalie Lee author of Feeling myself: how I shed my shame to find sexual freedom and you can too. This was an incredible episode. In this short clip from May 2022 Nat shares how before she started facing her past she struggled to deeply connect to herself and others. And now having taken that really brave step, she shares in this clip how she feels radically different. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT NATALIE LEE Natalie Lee began her career as a midwife before starting her blog, Style Me Sunday, in July 2012. Over nearly a decade, she has grown her platform from a blog to a brand, and now reaches women across various different mediums. Throughout this time, she has run events, co-hosted a podcast (The Everything Project), been a panellist more times than she can count, taken part in a television project about women's quests for better orgasms where she had an orgasm on TV, and worked with a variety of household-name brands. @stylemesunday Natalie’s blog Style Me Sunday MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
01/08/225m 32s

How to face your past if you want a different future with Donna Lancaster

There are some heavy subjects in the episode, including suicide, so please be mindful of that and your own well-being before deciding to listen to this episode. Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. This week is one of those game-changer episodes. It is with Donna Lancaster. Donna has worked as a coach and therapist for over 25 years. She was formally head of teaching at the Hoffman Institute UK and she co-created The Bridge retreat. A six-day personal development experience endorsed by the likes of Bryony Gordon, Fearne Cotton and Thandie Newton. This episode is about healing and facing our past if we want a different future. I deeply believe that this episode has the potential to change lives and save lives - both ours and future generations. She discusses the two phases of life. The first looking at outside forces, such as appearance, career, money and relationships, which is very “me-focused.” And then, according to Donna, the breaking points which present an opportunity to transition into phase two, which is more a “celebration of life.” If this sounds interesting to you then you’ll want to get her brilliant new book, The Bridge: A nine step crossing into authentic and wholehearted living. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DONNA LANCASTER Donna Lancaster has worked as a coach and therapist for more than 30 years. She was formerly the head of teaching at the Hoffman Institute UK. She co-created The Bridge Retreat, a six-day personal development experience endorsed by the likes of Bryony Gordon, Fearne Cotton and Thandie Newton. She has an Amazon Prime documentary called Love(d) which shares the stories of 12 people during The Bridge Retreat as they take the leap to overcome grief and loss in their lives. Donna's work has been featured in The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Psychologies. Evening Standard, Huffington Post, Balance, Conde Nast, Tatler and more. Donna’s new book, The Bridge: A nine step crossing into authentic and wholehearted living, is out now (Penguin Life, £16.99)   MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
28/07/221h 3m

MOMENT | The phrase you NEED to know: post-pandemic depletion with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. I have a brilliant clip for you today. Have you heard of post-pandemic depletion? If you haven’t, I need you to hear these words and to recongnize the immense stress we have been under as mothers through this pandemic, how it is not over for us and we can’t just bounce back. In this clip you’ll hear why. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT AMY TAYLOR-KABBAZ Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is a journalist, researcher, author, coach and mother. She focuses on empowering women and understanding motherhood. Amy is known for her work on matrescence and the transition that women go through as a mother. Her latest book, ‘Mama Rising: Discovering the New You Through Motherhood’, was released in December through Hay House. To learn more about Amy and her work, head over to her website or follow Amy over on Facebook. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
25/07/226m 9s

Why a breakdown can be a breakthrough with Laura Belbin

***TRIGGER WARNING: We talk in detail about a mental health breakdown, sexual abuse and trauma. So please be cautious and be mindful of your own limits. There is also some swearing in case little ears are around.*** Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. And if you do love the podcast, can you do me a favour and hit subscribe because it really does help. I’m really excited to share this episode with you. It is with Laura Belbin. With over 1.5 million social media followers, you might know her by Knee Deep in Life. Her first book called Knee deep in life was a Sunday Times bestseller. When I was sent her new book, No shame - how to stop the guilt from someone who learned the hard way, that title go my attention. I read it and I knew that I had to have her on the podcast. You will learn:  why you can't escape the past until you face it what EDMR therapy is and how it can be transformational how to break generational cycles, even if you think 'that's just the way I am' how to free yourself from shame for good It is a brilliant episode about resilience, strength and healing. I took so much from it and I hope you do too. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT LAURA BELBIN Laura Belbin is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, auntie – and the woman you avoid eye contact with in the playground. With over 1.5 million followers across her social channels, she is also the woman behind the smash-hit blog Knee Deep in Life. Completely unfiltered and totally laid bare, she shares images of herself emulating out-of-this-world picture-perfect photographs sourced off Google (you know the type: Kim K in a sexy cut-out dress with a champagne bottle resting on her perfectly round bum) but totally imperfectly. Her online community is made up of like-minded people who want to laugh and celebrate their lumps, bumps and imperfections. Instagram @knee_deep_in_life Facebook @KneeDeepInLife MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
21/07/2258m 28s

MOMENT | Do you have a dysfunctional family? with Julia Samuel MBE

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with the incredible Julia Samuel, MBE and we cover a really important topic. It’s a topic that is often so hard to talk about and a question we ask ourselves: Might I have a dysfunctional family? In this clip, Julie explains how we might know if we are operating in that environment and how we know whether we might have to do the really hard thing of cutting certain family members off or setting boundaries. This short clip is going to explain all of that and more. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT JULIA SAMUEL MBE Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist and the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers This Too Shall Pass and Grief Works. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice, and she is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and the Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She features regularly in the national media and has presented the podcasts A Living Loss and Grief Works. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
18/07/227m 6s

How to stay in love even when it's hard with Susanna Abse

Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. And if you do love the podcast, can you do me a favor and hit subscribe because it really does help. This week's guest is the incredible Susanna Abse. Susanna has been a leading couples therapist for 35 years. There is not much Susanna doesn't know about love and relationships. And to support us, she has a new book out called Tell me the truth about love, which is a collection of amazing stories from the therapist's couch. This is an incredible episode. You're gonna learn so much. We chat about: Why children can cause such challenges in relationships and what to do about it How your own childhood shapes our adult relationships and what those dynamics might mean for you The signs that your relationship may be coming to an end How to save your marriage from the brink of a breakdown It is a powerful episode packed full of wisdom and insight. I absolutely loved it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT SUSANNA ABSE Susanna is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who has worked in private practice with couples, individuals and parents since 1991. She is the chair of The British Psychoanalytic Council and spent a decade as CEO of the charity Tavistock Relationships. She has also recently been presenting Britain on the Couch for Channel 4 News and contributes regularly as an expert on print features about relationships. She has published widely on couple therapy, parenting, and family policy and how these areas need to be at the heart of progressive welfare provision, a subject on which she lectures and teaches. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
14/07/2246m 57s

MOMENT How to instantly come back to what's important with Jessica Urlichs

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Something a bit different this week. It is with the poet Jessica Urlichs. This is actually her reading one of her favourite poems. I love this because it reminds us of what is really important. It is so easy to get lost in all the things that don’t really matter. This is an invitation to release some of that pressure you may be putting on yourself and come back to what is really important to you. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT JESSICA URLICHS Jessica Urlichs is a writer and poet. She lives in New Zealand with her husband and two young children. She is the author of three poetry books, 'From One Mom to a Mother', 'All I See Is You' & 'My After All'. As well as a children's picture book on emotions called 'The Rainbow in my Heart'. Shop for these here. She loves blogging and writing down her thoughts and in turn has a beautiful community on Instagram and Facebook of other like minded mothers who are here for the messy and beautiful truth of motherhood. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
11/07/225m 20s

How to stop people-pleasing and get your time, energy and joy back with Emma Reed Turrell

Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. I am so excited for this one. It is with Emma Reed Turrell who is a psychotherapist and author of Please Yourself: How to Stop People-Pleasing and Transform the Way You Live. Sounds good. Doesn't it? I am a people-pleaser in recovery, which you may have heard me talk about before, but it is such a huge part of my recovery and my life. And it is still very much a work in progress for me. My knee-jerk reaction is still to put others' feelings over my own. I still find it so hard to disappoint, upset, or even make another person angry. It’s a daily work in progress for me. In this incredible conversation, we chat about: How to know if you are a people pleaser Why we become people-pleasers How it shows up in motherhood How to begin to change that pattern This episode is about becoming more and more ourselves, more alive, joyful, and all the good stuff that people-pleasing blocks us from. And you're gonna want to stay right to the end to hear her gift, which is just beautiful. I hope you love it. Please do share it with any mothers that you think might identify with people-pleasing. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT EMMA REED TURRELL Emma Reed Turrell grew up near Portsmouth and went on to read English at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Following ten years working in business, she returned to her earlier passion for psychology and retrained as a psychotherapist. Originally trained in Gestalt and Transactional Analysis, Emma has gone on to qualify in a range of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, EMDR, NLP and Hypnotherapy. Emma is also a Clinical Supervisor and runs a busy therapy practice alongside training and consulting.  Following the success of her debut book, Please Yourself: How to Stop People-Pleasing and Transform the Way You Live, Emma is currently writing her second book and also presents chart-topping podcast Best Friend Therapy with Elizabeth Day. When she’s not working, Emma can be found walking along the seafront in her home town of Southsea with her two golden retrievers, Willow and Betty. Instagram: @emmareedturrell Twitter: @etcounselling MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
07/07/2247m 9s

MOMENT | How to take the pressure off at mealtimes with Rhiannon Lambert

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the wonderful Rhiannon Lambert where she shares why we need to stop stressing about mealtimes. I really needed this one. I hope it helps. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT RHIANNON LAMBERT Rhiannon Lambert BSc MSc RNutr is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, a best-selling author and chart-topping podcast host. In 2016 she founded Rhitrition, a renowned Harley Street clinic, which specialises in weight management, gut health, sports nutrition, eating disorders, and pre-and post-natal nutrition. Registered with the Association for Nutrition, Rhiannon obtained a first-class degree in Nutrition and Health, a Master’s degree in Obesity, Risks and Prevention, and diplomas in sports nutrition, pre-and post-natal nutrition. She is a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, accredited by The British Psychological Society and a Level 3 Personal Trainer. Rhiannon hosts the top-rated ‘Food for Thought’ podcast, which gives listeners practical, evidence-based advice on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. With more than five million downloads since 2018, it is firmly established as one of the UK’s most popular health podcasts.
04/07/226m 18s

How to find more peace in daily life with Rupert Spira

Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. This week’s episode is slightly different. It is with writer and spiritual teacher, Rupert Spira. I'm so keen to share with you on this podcast voices, experiences and ideas from a really broad range of experts. It's such a joy for me to contemplate all of these different ideas and how they can help us on our journeys as mothers. I loved this chat with Rupert. I'm not gonna lie, it was deeply confronting for me at times and a little bit like a personal one-to-one session, but ultimately really beautiful. Rupert said something I can’t stop thinking about since our recording, he said that: The most important thing we can do as parents is to model how we handle emotions and that that's way more powerful than anything we could ever teach or say. So whether you are deep into a spiritual quest or you have absolutely no idea what to expect from this chat, I think by the end you're gonna be left with a feeling of calm. My intention with this episode is to tap into curiosity, open-mindedness and wonder - Those can be powerful qualities - asking yourself what if I tried this, what would I experience? What would that be like? As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR GYMONDO Start a free 14-day trial and save 50% on your annual membership by visiting gymondo.com and enter the code motherkind. Studies show that regular exercise not only builds your physical strength, but also boosts your mood, reduces stress and increases self-esteem. I definitely know that one of the easiest ways for me to get that serotonin flowing is through exercise. So let's get more of that incredible post-exercise feeling with Gymondo. Gymondo is an online fitness and wellbeing platform with hundreds of 20 to 30-minute workouts. It works brilliantly for me with programs ranging from HIT and yoga to dance and meditation. Plus thousands of healthy recipes. Gymondo will help you make exercise a consistent part of your routine because as we all know, consistency is the key. And because Gymondo is online, it gives you the freedom and flexibility to decide when and where you work out, which, for me, is in my living room. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT RUPERT SPIRA From an early age, Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality and the source of lasting peace and happiness. After spending twenty years immersed in the teachings of classical Advaita Vedanta, he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, who introduced him to the Direct Path approach whereby one may recognise the source of peace and happiness in oneself. Rupert has written several books and holds regular meetings and retreats online, as well as in Europe and the United States. He is also a noted potter, trained in the British Studio Pottery school, with work in public and private collections. www.rupertspira.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rupertspira/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/RupertSpira_ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rupertspira Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxXWjjtATq3OM545gMh9PUg
30/06/2258m 9s

MOMENT | Why ignoring your anger doesn't work - and what does with Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the lovely Sarah Ockwell-Smith, mother of 4 and probably one of the UKs best-known parenting experts. In this short clip, Sarah shares her realisation that all her life she had been a good girl. Pushing down her emotions and keeping busy doing what she thought she was supposed to do. I know lots of you will relate to that. Sarah bravely shares how realising that she was being this good girl and changing her behaviour around it set her free to experience way more joy, calm, presence and connection with herself and everyone else in her life. I hope you love this clip. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT SARAH OCKWELL-SMITH Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four children. She has a BSc in Psychology and worked for several years in pharmaceutical research and development. Following the birth of her first child, Sarah re-trained as an antenatal teacher and birth and postnatal doula. She has also undertaken training in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy and is a member of the British Sleep Society. Sarah specialises in gentle parenting methods and is co-founder of the Gentle Parenting website www.gentleparenting.co.uk. She also blogs at www.sarahockwell-smith.com. Sarah is the author of twelve parenting books. and frequently writes for magazines and newspapers, and is often called upon as a parenting expert for national television and radio.
27/06/224m 47s

What I'm teaching my children about mental health with Dr. Julie Smith world leading psychologist and mum of 3

Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. If you love the podcast, can you do me a favour and hit subscribe, it really does help. This week’s guest is the amazing Dr Julie Smith - Mum of 3, clinical psychologist and online educator. You probably know her from her massively successful book and number one Sunday Times bestseller - Why has nobody told me this before. The educational videos she creates and shares on social media are incredible, amassing her a whopping 3.4 million followers on TikTok. I really struggled with what to call this episode - because we talk about so much: The tension between motherhood, ambition and purpose Answer to that tension - hint, values Her realisation around her own self-care What she’s trying to model for her 3 children Our inner critic and how to move past perfectionism and mistakes This episode is so powerful - I know you are going to want to share it - so please do. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR - ATHLETIC GREENS My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR. JULIE Dr Julie Smith is a Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of professional experience, having previously worked in the NHS, with veterans and the MoD, in addiction and crisis centres, and now in private practice. She is also an online educator and social media star, sharing bite-sized mental health and motivational videos online, with a combined following of more than 3.5 million. In November 2019 Julie launched her Tik Tok account to make her services and education about mental health more accessible. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Julie’s audience on TikTok grew astronomically as young people related to the videos she was making about mental health and put her advice to use. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? is Dr Julie’s first book: A mental health toolbox that is filled with ideas, techniques and insights to help you feel calmer, stronger and more resilient, no matter what life throws your way. Instagram TikTok MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
23/06/2249m 38s

MOMENT | How to stop guilt in its tracks with Dr Sophie Brock

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the brilliant Dr Sophie Brock. She is a motherhood studies sociologist. She literally has a PhD in motherhood. In this powerful clip, Dr Sophie shares why so much of our guilt isn’t ours at all, but is driven by our societal expectations about what we think we should be doing. And that is where the guilt comes in. The most important thing we have to do with guilt is hold it up to the light - don’t ignore it, don’t push it away -ask yourself do I feel guilty because I stepped out of my own values or is it because I have absorbed these messages about what I think I should be doing? Challenge and question your guilt. It is so powerful to be aware that the majority of our guilt is driven by what we think we should be doing instead of what we really want to be doing. I hope you really love this short clip. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT DR SOPHIE BROCK Dr. Sophie Brock is a Motherhood Studies Sociologist and Mother living in Sydney, Australia. She provides analysis of Motherhood in our culture, exploring the ways individual experiences of Mothers are shaped by broader social constructs. Sophie supports professionals, business owners and creatives in revolutionising what Motherhood means in our society, and how individual Mothers are supported and understood. Sophie’s offerings include self-study courses for Mothers and practitioners, her podcast The Good Enough Mother, and her Motherhood Studies Practitioner Certification program.
20/06/223m 51s

How I transformed my idea of fatherhood and found true happiness with Bodé Aboderin

Hi everyone, and welcome to this special Father's Day episode on the Motherkind podcast. This is the show that's going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and, this week, fatherhood with more acceptance, ease, joy, and purpose. Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. It's father's day here in the UK on the 19th of June. And I am so excited about this episode. It is a powerful one. My guest is Bodé Aboderin (AKA Papa B). He is a writer, speaker, businessman, and stay-at-home dad. His wife is the amazing Candice Brathwaite, who has also been on the podcast. So check out that episode, if you haven't listened to it already Bodé is on a mission. He says we need a new way of thinking about masculinity and fatherhood. And he says it's vital that men unpack their beliefs about what it means to be a man and a father or else they risk perpetuating this old really stifling idea of masculinity. Bodé’s story is one of transformation. He shares how he used to believe being a man meant, earning more, not showing his feelings and having this unpenetrable mask of masculinity. Hitting rock bottom, he had a breakthrough that led him to totally transform how he sees his role as a man and a father. And that is what we talk about in this episode. It is incredibly powerful and I really, really hope that this is going to be one that you're going to share with the men in your life. Within minutes of recording it, I sent it to my husband, Guy. Urging him in all caps to please listen. His new book called Fatherhood, is brilliantly written, it's relatable, it's compassionate, and it is a credible call to arms for the men in our lives. I think you're also going to cry at the gift that he would give to all fathers. If you love the podcast, please do me a favour and subscribe. It really does help. I really hope you enjoy this father's day special episode. Here it is. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR GYMONDO Studies show that regular exercise not only builds your physical strength, but also boosts your mood, reduces stress and increases self-esteem. I definitely know that one of the easiest ways for me to get that serotonin flowing is through exercise. So let's get more of that incredible post-exercise feeling with Gymondo. Gymondo is an online fitness and wellbeing platform with hundreds of 20 to 30-minute workouts. It works brilliantly for me with programs ranging from HIT and yoga to dance and meditation. Plus thousands of healthy recipes. Gymondo will help you make exercise a consistent part of your routine because as we all know, consistency is the key. And because Gymondo is online, it gives you the freedom and flexibility to decide when and where you work out, which, for me, is in my living room. Start a free 14-day trial and save 50% on your annual membership by visiting gymondo.com and enter the code motherkind. ABOUT BODÉ ABODERIN (AKA PAPA B) Bodé Aboderin (AKA Papa B) is a writer, speaker, businessman and stay-at-home dad. Through social media, speaking engagements and his writing, Bode is on a mission to communicate his rapidly changing beliefs on fatherhood and masculinity in real-time following his recent conversion from climbing a corporate ladder to running a household and family business. Alongside managing at home Bode, originally from Nigeria, now runs a growing media business with his wife, Candice Brathwaite, supporting and championing her plans for world domination. Bode’s debut book, ‘Fatherhood by Papa B’ was released in June and addresses fatherhood in such a way that is hard-working, practical and incredibly down-to-earth. The book looks at how a father's own upbringing and well-being can impact and revolutionise the relationship with their child.
16/06/2249m 34s

MOMENT | What to do when your child triggers you with Shelley Robinson

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with Shelley Robinson of Raising Yourself. In this short episode, Shelley explains why her children triggered her anger so much and what she did about it. I hope you enjoy it. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT SHELLEY ROBINSON Shelly Robinson is a certified holistic family wellness coach, cycle-breaker, conscious parenting educator, and the creator of Raising Yourself. Her passion in life is to empower moms to turn their midlife crisis into midlife magic by teaching them how to reparent themselves, disrupt generational patterns, and take radically good care of their needs. When she's not connecting with her online community or geeking out on the latest neuroscience of cycle-breaking, she's likely making a mess in the kitchen with her two kids, trying to find her way out from under a pile of laundry, or decompressing with a good mystery in bed.
13/06/224m 22s

How motherhood breaks then makes us with Arianna of Pachamama

Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. If you love the podcast, please do me a favour and subscribe. It really does help. This week’s guest is, me, being interviewed by Arianna who hosts the brilliant Pachamama podcast. We dive into so many helpful topics: Self-compassion, pressure, control and surrender - why it is so hard to do but so important Power of little steps Why self-awareness needs to come before self-care I coach Arianna through the fog of being a sleep-deprived mother I have been thinking a lot recently about the idea that because motherhood is so tough, it gives us an opportunity to learn so much. In a way, motherhood breaks us and then makes us. What do you think about this? As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. ABOUT ARIANNA AND PACHAMAMA Arianna started Pachamama because she wanted to create a supportive hub for women, as they transition into motherhood. Pachamama is an online community and platform that helps educate, inspire and connect new & expecting mamas. Pachamama exists to help women feel more supported in their transition into motherhood. Because motherhood is hard. Pregnancy is hard. And those hardships shouldn’t have to be faced alone. Becoming a mother is beautiful and brilliant but it can also be scary, isolating and tricky to navigate your new identity. We believe in the power of sharing lived experiences with one another to help inform, inspire, educate and empower the next generation of mothers MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
09/06/2244m 18s

MOMENT | The words we all need to hear with Zoe Blaskey and Anna Mathur on The Therapy Edit

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. I was recently a guest on the lovely Anna Mathur’s podcast, The Therapy Edit. I enjoyed it so much I thought I’d release it as a Moment here. In this episode, Anna asks me: What’s the one thing I want to share with other mothers. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. I hope you really enjoy it. And, check out Anna’s brilliant new book, The Little Book of Calm for New Mothers. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT ANNA MATHUR Anna is a mum of three, and a Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker. She is a warm communicator with a passion for taking therapy out of the therapy room. Whether sitting with a client in her living room, talking as a podcast guest, or addressing an audience of 1,000 in a seminar, her desire is to empower, encourage and equip people. Her hope is that through words, spoken or written, people will experience light-bulb moments, learn about themselves and be able to find more freedom and enjoyment in life.
06/06/226m 35s

The cost of holding it all together with Anna Mathur

Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. If you love the podcast, please do me a favour and subscribe. It really does help. This week’s guest is the lovely Anna Mathur, psycho-therapist, best-selling author and mum of three. I’m also very grateful to be able to say a good friend of mine and a massive supporter of the podcast. This is Anna’s 3rd time on the show and we recorded this episode to celebrate the launch of her 3rd book the Little Book of Calm for New Mums. It’s a fantastic book and I highly recommend it. Let me ask you a question: How often do you hold it all together, push through and keep it going? I think we all do that to some extent, and in some ways we have to. As Anna shares in the episode, from her own incredibly humbling experience with burnout, there is a cost to doing that and we first need to recognise that and then think differently about what we need to do to support ourselves. Anna is amazing. I know lots of you already know and love her. This is a really powerful episode and I know you are going to love it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Special thanks to our sponsor GYMONDO Studies show that regular exercise not only builds your physical strength, but also boosts your mood, reduces stress and increases self-esteem. I definitely know that one of the easiest ways for me to get that serotonin flowing is through exercise. So let's get more of that incredible post-exercise feeling with Gymondo. Gymondo is an online fitness and wellbeing platform with hundreds of 20 to 30-minute workouts. It works brilliantly for me with programs ranging from HIT and yoga to dance and meditation. Plus thousands of healthy recipes. Gymondo will help you make exercise a consistent part of your routine because as we all know, consistency is the key. And because Gymondo is online, it gives you the freedom and flexibility to decide when and where you work out, which, for me, is in my living room. Start a free 14-day trial and save 50% on your annual membership by visiting gymondo.com and enter the code motherkind. About Anna Mathur Anna is a mum of three, and a Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker. She is a warm communicator with a passion for taking therapy out of the therapy room. Whether sitting with a client in her living room, talking as a podcast guest, or addressing an audience of 1,000 in a seminar, her desire is to empower, encourage and equip people. Her hope is that through words, spoken or written, people will experience light-bulb moments, learn about themselves and be able to find more freedom and enjoyment in life. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
02/06/2251m 24s

MOMENT | How to break the habit of hating yourself with Mel Robbins

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the one and only Mel Robbins from our episode released in December 2021. Her words are so powerful. I love this clip and hope you do too. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT MEL ROBBINS Mel Robbins is a former lawyer, bestselling author, talk show host, and one of the most widely booked public speakers in the world. Her new book is The High Five Habit. She has spent the past decade coaching, teaching, and motivating millions of people around the world. Her practical, no-nonsense advice and life strategies provide tangible results and skills that help people push through the everyday challenges we all face in life, work, and love. Her social media platforms inspire more than 60 million people every month and her TEDx Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with nearly 30 million views.
30/05/228m 43s

200th Episode special - How it started, how it's going with Zoe Blaskey

Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind the show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose.  Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. I actually can’t believe I’m here recording this - Motherkind’s 200th episode - WOW. Thank you to each of you that listen every week or have ever listened, it is only because of your support that I’ve made it to 200 - so thank you.  Today is going to be a solo episode with me. I’m going to share with you: Insights and lessons I’ve learned along the way The 5 key takeaways across all 200 episodes that have really stayed with me Answers to your questions What’s the one gift I would give to all mothers in the world As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Special thanks to our sponsor ATHLETIC GREENS My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. About Zoe Blaskey Zoe Blaskey 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. 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. Zoe has two daughters and lives with her husband Guy by the sea in Dorset.  MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
26/05/2251m 57s

MOMENT | This will help you when you feel like you are drowning in parenthood with Jess Our Mama Village

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with Jess who runs Our Mama Village. She is a registered psychotherapist and mum of two little ones. This moment is from a brilliant episode we recorded together in January 2022. I hope you love the clip. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT JESS VANDERWIER OUR MAMA VILLAGE VanderWier is a Registered Psychotherapist who helps families understand and respond to their child’s “big feelings” with gentleness and respect. Jess has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and has logged thousands of clinical hours supporting parents and their children. Through groups, presentations, and one-on-one clinical sessions Jessica has helps hundreds of parents restore peace to their home. As the founder of Our Mama Village, Jess uses her expertise to support parents through online courses, personalized coaching, and free resources. Our Mama Village offers daily parenting guidance to over 480,000 families on their popular Instagram account. Jess lives in the Niagara Region with her husband Scott and their two daughters (4.5 & 2.5 years old). Whenever she finds the time, Jess loves to be outside in nature, hiking or biking, before refueling with Scott at a quirky hole-in-the-wall restaurant or a fun coffee shop. Our Mama Village website Instagram: @ourmamavillage FREE Masterclass
23/05/225m 37s

How to finally forgive and accept yourself with Natalie Lee

**CONTENT WARNING and TRIGGER WARNING** This episode contains swearing and TW/sexual abuse. Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. This week’s guest is Natalie Lee. You might know her as Style Me Sunday. Natalie started her career as a midwife before starting her blog in July 2012. In the past decade, she has grown her platform from a blog to a brand and now reaches women across a variety of platforms and in so many different ways. Her book Feeling myself: how I shed my shame to find sexual freedom is out in June. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy, and it is incredible. I think this book is going to help so many women. You are going to learn about: What is sexual shame and how it manifests Why using the correct terms for sex anatomy is vital How Natalie healed her sexual trauma and what that has meant for her girls What her dream is for the next generation This is really an emotional conversation and also an incredibly important one. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. We are grateful to Gymondo for sponsoring this week’s episode Gymondo is an online fitness and well-being platform with 100s of 20 to 30-minute workouts and training programmes ranging from HIIT and yoga to dance and meditation, plus over 1000 healthy recipes. Aside from the freedom and flexibility Gymondo offers, exercising at home is fun, saves you money, fits perfectly into your lifestyle and helps you stick to your fitness goals. Start a 14-day FREE trial and save 50% on your annual membership. You may access the offer just by clicking on this link or by going to gymondo.com and adding the code MOTHERKIND. About Natalie Lee Natalie Lee began her career as a midwife before starting her blog, Style Me Sunday, in July 2012. Over nearly a decade, she has grown her platform from a blog to a brand, and now reaches women across various different mediums. Throughout this time, she has run events, co-hosted a podcast (The Everything Project), been a panellist more times than she can count, taken part in a television project about women's quests for better orgasms where she had an orgasm on TV, and worked with a variety of household-name brands. @stylemesunday Natalie’s blog Style Me Sunday Mother kind programme and resources FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
19/05/2243m 51s

MOMENT | This method will instantly calm you down with Dr. Sarah Woodhouse

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the amazing Dr. Sarah Woodhouse who is a trauma expert and research psychologist. I hope you enjoy this Moment. If you’d like to listen to the full episode, you may access that here. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT DR SARAH WOODHOUSE Dr Sarah Woodhouse is a trauma specialist, research psychologist, author, coach and creator of The Freedom ProcessTM - a transformative program designed to help people break free from childhood trauma and reconnect to their power and potential. She has just moved permanently back to the UK, after three years working and living in Australia with her husband and three young children. Before moving to Australia, Sarah spent a decade researching how different ways of thinking and interacting with other people can prolong trauma symptoms. Her research was funded by the UK’s Medical Research Council. In her current work, Sarah sees individual clients, helping them understand how their own childhood trauma is still affecting their life today, and supporting them to work through the eight steps of The Freedom ProcessTM. She also continues to research trauma for her next book.
16/05/224m 52s

What if motherhood is the making of you? with Dr. Pragya Agarwal

Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. This week’s guest is the brilliant Dr. Pragya Agarwal She is a behavioral scientist, academic, journalist and award-winning author who has written widely on racial inequality, parenting and gender. Her most recent book is (M)otherhood. I love this chat. I found Pragya’s story really inspiring and I hope you will too. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR - GYMONDO We are grateful to Gymondo for sponsoring this week’s episode Gymondo is an online fitness and well-being platform with 100s of 20 to 30-minute workouts and training programmes ranging from HIIT and yoga to dance and meditation, plus over 1000 healthy recipes. Aside from the freedom and flexibility Gymondo offers, exercising at home is fun, saves you money, fits perfectly into your lifestyle and helps you stick to your fitness goals. Start a 14-day FREE trial and save 50% on your annual membership. You may access the offer just by clicking on this link or by going to gymondo.com and adding the code MOTHERKIND. ABOUT DR. PRAGYA AGARWAL Dr. Pragya Agarwal is a behavioral and data scientist and author of Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias (Bloomsbury, 2020), Wish We Knew What To Say: Talking with Children About Race (Little Brown, 2020), and (M)otherhood: On the Choices of Being a Woman (Canongate, 2021). She has also written a picture book for children, Standing up to Racism (Hachette, 2021). Pragya is the visiting professor of social inequities and injustice at Loughborough University and founder of a research think-tank, The 50 Percent Project, looking at global inequities. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and hosted a podcast, Outside the Boxes. Her writing has also appeared in the Guardian, Independent, Scientific American, New Scientist, Literary Hub, AEON, Hinterland Magazine, amongst others. Her next book, Hysterical, will be published in September 2022 with Canongate. You can connect with her at: @DrPragyaAgarwal drpragyaagarwal.com MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
12/05/2238m 18s

MOMENT | Why I started this podcast with Zoe Blaskey

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Something a bit different for this week’s moment. I had the honour of being on the Made by Mammas podcast with the wonderful Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton. They asked me why I started this podcast so I thought I’d share my answer as today’s Moment. If you want to listen to the rest of the episode where we dive into my thoughts on perfectionism, control and generational patterns, then just search Made by Mamas wherever you are listening to this episode. I really hope you enjoy it. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022: Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT MADE BY MAMMAS In 'Made By Mammas: The Podcast', TV Presenter & Radio Broadcaster Zoe Hardman combined with Georgia Dayton bring their mummy blog to life as they discuss the brands they love, the products they swear by, and the experiences they've been through during the first years of motherhood. Each episode sees Zoe and Georgia chat to a famous face or an expert in their field on a host of topics ranging from pregnancy to sleep to activities to do with little ones, and so much more! Your go-to for non-judgemental advice, support and a bit of love
09/05/229m 30s

How to take our dreams as mothers more seriously with Helen Glover MBE

Welcome to the week’s episode of the podcast. Thank you for being here and pressing play. I really appreciate you. This is a very inspiring episode with the Olympic rower Helen Glover MBE. This story is incredible. After winning gold in Rio in 2016, Helen decided to hang up her rows, step away from rowing, and start a family. She now has 3 children, but the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown brought on a change in perspective. And despite not having stepped foot in a boat since Rio four years earlier, Helen decided to take a shot at a third Olympics in Tokyo. What happens next is incredible. Not because I want to start rowing or because I want to be a leading sportswoman, but because this episode is really about taking our dreams very seriously as mothers. And I think that is something we don’t do enough. It is being really intentional about the trade-offs we are willing to make for the big things we want to do in life. I ask her at the end what is harder: training for the Olympics or motherhood. I think her answer will surprise you. I hope you love this episode. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS - GYMONDO We are grateful to Gymondo for sponsoring this week’s episode Gymondo is an online fitness and well-being platform with 100s of 20 to 30-minute workouts and training programmes ranging from HIIT and yoga to dance and meditation, plus over 1000 healthy recipes. Aside from the freedom and flexibility Gymondo offers, exercising at home is fun, saves you money, fits perfectly into your lifestyle and helps you stick to your fitness goals. Start a 14-day FREE trial and save 50% on your annual membership. You may access the offer just by clicking on this link or by going to gymondo.com and adding the code MOTHERKIND. ABOUT HELEN GLOVER MBE Double Olympic champion, three-times world champion, twice European champion and a multiple world cup gold medal winner – Helen Glover is one of the most decorated athletes in the GB Rowing Team. After stepping away from rowing to get married and have three children, Helen returned to the team in 2021 with the goal of being the first mother to compete for the GB Rowing Team. Glover only took up rowing in 2008 and won a historic gold medal at the Olympic Games in London just four years later. Her outstanding women’s pair partnership with Heather Stanning became the first British female rowers to successfully defend an Olympic title when they won gold at Rio 2016. That completed a perfect Olympiad for Glover in the pair – she won every race she competed in and claimed a hat-trick of world titles, one with Polly Swann and two with Stanning. You can follow her on Instagram. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022: Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.
05/05/2241m 5s

MOMENT | Why you're NOT a failure with Dr. Rick Hanson

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with the incredible Dr. Rick Hanson. He is one of the world’s leading psychologists. This episode from January 2022 is one of our most downloaded to date. I love this clip. It is going to feel like a big exhale. Click above to listen to the clip, or click here to listen to the full episode. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022: Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEDOME FROM PERFECTIONSISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT DR RICK HANSON Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 30 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 220,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial needs. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.
02/05/222m 29s

Why you need your village and how to create it with Anoushka Florence

Welcome to the week’s episode of the podcast. Thank you for being here and pressing play. I really appreciate you. This episode is going to feel like a balm. It is with Anoushka Florence who is the founder of the Goddess Space and author of The Woman’s Circle. She believes that mothers have lost our village. And with so many of us feeling desperately lonely in our mothering and lives, we need to come back together to remember the power within us all to support ourselves and each other. This episode is an invitation to slow down, ask for help and to remember that the work you are doing as a mother is divine, it is the most important work there is. But it is just not valued by our fast-paced productivity worshipping culture. I hope this episode gives you a lot of inspiration, validation and support. Please do share it if there is a mother in your life As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: The Goddess Space website Instagram Her new book: The Women’s Circle Motherkind resources and programmes GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022: Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: 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. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. WEBSITE: Motherkind.co About Anoushka Florence The Goddess Space was birthed by Anoushka Florence in 2015.  Seeking to create beautiful sacred spaces to support, hold, and empower Women; she began hosting small Women's circles in her living room. Anoushka has since travelled the world with her circles. She now offers a sell out womens circle training where she has trained over 1000 women worldwide on how to create their own circles. She is also a newly published author of The Womens Circle; How to gather with meaning intention and purpose. Anoushka’s work is based on ancient spiritual feminine practices that are grounded in the belief + knowing that the power to heal, to manifest + to live the life we dream to live comes from within.
28/04/2239m 37s

MOMENT | Do THIS next time you feel mum guilt with Dr Soph Mort

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with the wonderful Dr. Soph who is a psychologist and Sunday Times best-selling author. If you have ever felt guilty or thought you were not a good mum, and who hasn’t, then this next couple of minutes is going to massively shift your perspective. Click above to listen to the clip, or click here to listen to the full episode. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. 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 DR SOPH MORT Dr Soph has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a masters in neuroscience and a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is one of the few clinical psychologists in the world right now taking psychology out of the therapy room. After seeing the staggering decline of the nation’s mental health, she left behind her traditional role as a clinical psychologist in the NHS in order to provide more people with the access they need to have good mental health. Since 2018, she has helped thousands manage their emotional wellbeing by sharing her psychological knowledge on Instagram, on her blog and through her online private practice. Dr Soph is an expert for the mindfulness app Happy Not Perfect and has been featured in global outlets including Vice Magazine, Girlboss, Psych Central and Teen Vogue. A Manual for Being Human is her first book.
25/04/224m 47s

How one family achieved the unimaginable with Zain Asher

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Thank you for listening. I really do appreciate it. My guest is Zain Asher. Zain is a CNN anchor and mother of 2. She is also the author of an incredible new book called Where the children take us. It tells the story of her mother’s harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. Zain tells us in this episode how her mother teachers her children to overcome the daily pressures of poverty, crime and prejudice and how with her relentless support her children exceed all expectations. Listen to this about Zain and her siblings, one becomes a CNN anchor (Zain), another an oscar-nominated actor, another doctor, and another a thriving entrepreneur. It is an incredible story. It is also a conversation about values and culture. Speaking with Zain made me reflect very deeply on my own parenting and it made me ask myself what are the most important values in our family and how do we live those. I really hope this episode moves and inspires you. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Where to find more about Zain: Zain’s book Where the children take us Instagram Ted Talk - watch it here FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMP We are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow. Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps. Fraupow also offers a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife. Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10. Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only. FREEBIE! 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. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements or just to reach out and say hi. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT ZAIN ASHER ZAIN EJIOFOR ASHER is the host of CNN’s One World With Zain Asher. Born in South London to Nigerian parents, she wrote this memoir as a tribute to her mother who raised her and her siblings alone after their father died in a tragic accident. Asher lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. She is a graduate of Oxford University and Columbia University.
21/04/2246m 50s

MOMENT | How to tell your children hard things with Dr Anne Lane

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with Dr Anne Lane who is a mother and clinical psychologist. We often have to talk to our children about heart-breaking topics, unfortunately, like divorce, war, and pandemics amongst many more challenging life situations. In this moment Dr Anne describes how we can protect our children’s mental health whilst also sharing the really hard things. Click here to listen to the full episode. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. 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 DR. ANNE LANE Dr Anne Lane is a clinical psychologist and family therapist. For more than 20 years she has worked in mental health – within both the NHS and her own private practice. Dr Lane has taught on clinical psychology doctorate programmes and run countless workshops on mental health, parenting and emotional regulation. She is a lively, passionate communicator who cares deeply about the lives of the adults, families and children she works with. Anne lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and three children.
18/04/226m 39s

How to be more confident with Lauren Currie OBE

My guest this week says that we need a confidence revolution for women. She says we need to change confidence not women. The old way, when we were told to be more confident, it was to be in the same manner as our male counterparts. What if there was a totally different way to be confident as a woman? Lauren Currie OBE is the founder of Upfront and she is on a mission to change confidence for 1 million women by 2023. She is also the trustee and chairperson for the incredible charity, Pregnant Then Screwed. And in 2017 she was awarded an OBE for her service in design and diversity. I am so excited for you to listen to this episode. I believe as mothers we all need more confidence in ourselves, in our dreams, and in our ability to mother exactly the way we want to. Imagine if doubt could be replaced with more confidence. Even just by 1%. Imagine the impact that would have on you and your life. This episode is going to help you to do that. In this episode you’ll learn about: Confidence doesn't need to look like being the loudest in the room - it's feeling more and more comfortable with who you really are  Women have a reluctance to celebrate themselves and their work - we need practice doing it, so it becomes easier  How Lauren is raising a feminist son and what we can all learn from her  The vital, missing link between equality and women's confidence  How to unlock your innate confidence - to feel more capable of achieving whatever it is you want to in life  "Repeat after me, I am a confident woman speaking up for myself"- Lauren Currie As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Twitter @_laurencurrie_ Instagram Website Website https://laurencurrie.com A special thanks to this week’s sponsors - FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMP We are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow. Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps. Fraupow also offers a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife. Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10. Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only. About Lauren Currie OBE Lauren Currie OBE, is the Founder of UPFRONT, an organisation on a mission to change confidence, visibility, and power for women and marginalised communities. Lauren is a keynote speaker, describing her public speaking approach as “Everyone in the room will turn their own lights on”. She is chairperson of leading maternity discrimination Pregnant Then Screwed and has been recognised as a woman changing the world by Elle Magazine and one of the top businesswomen under 35 by Management Today. In 2017, she was awarded an OBE for her services to design and diversity. She grew up in Scotland and now lives in Stockholm with her family.
14/04/2253m 58s

MOMENT | How to stop attacking yourself with Kasia Urbaniak

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is from one of my favourite ever episodes back from November 2020. It is with Kasia Urbaniak. I love this clip where she describes how to stop attacking yourself and why it is so ingrained in us to do that. She also says it is only once we can stop attacking ourselves that we can make space for our needs and desires. I really hope this episode gives you something to think about today. Click above to listen to the clip, or click here to listen to the full episode. I want to thank this week’s sponsors Sponsor - Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. 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 KASIA URBANIAK Kasia Urbaniak is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence.  Kasia's perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as a professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught hundreds of women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. She has spoken at corporations and conferences worldwide. You can find out more about Kasia and her work via her website. You can also connect with Tara on Facebook, You Tube and Instagram.
11/04/226m 42s

How to focus on what's really important with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

I absolutely love this week’s guest Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. He has been on the podcast before, so many of you already know and love him. And I’m lucky enough to call him a friend. He really is the genuine kind person that you see in the media. You’ll learn so much in this episode and it’s not just the usual things that you might think about when we talk about happiness. In this episode he shares: What he has learned about happiness Core happiness vs junk happiness What’s really important in life How his father has informed how he lives his life today I really hope that listening to this helps you think differently about happiness and what’s important to you. Please share it with your mum-friends who you feel should hear this. Be that person empowering, uplifting and inspiring other people and help me to do that too. Let’s keep sharing this wisdom and get more and more of these messages out to the people who need it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources from this episode: Rangan’s new book Happy Mind, Happy Life Website Podcast Feel better, live more Instagram MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS WHO HELP MAKE THIS PODCAST POSSIBLE: Sponsor - Athletic Greens My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase. Sponsor - Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one-month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout. Sponsor - Typology Motherkind listeners get a free ingredient lip balm if you order the tinted lip balm or any other product. Just go to www.typology.com add the ingredient lip balm and code: motherkind at checkout. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIE! 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 Dr. Rangan Chatterjee Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK. A practising GP for the last two decades, Dr Chatterjee wants to inspire people to transform their health and happiness through making small sustainable changes to their lifestyles. Dr. Chatterjee hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, ‘Feel Better, Live More’ which is one of Apple's most downloaded podcasts. His mission is to empower 100 million people to become the architect of their own health and to help them feel fantastic with simple, practical and digestible information.
07/04/221h 6m

MOMENT | Do THIS when your child has a melt down with Kate Silverton

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with presenter and journalist Kate Silverton. Kate is also the author of the incredible book called No such thing as naughty. This is a very short and powerful clip about how we can handle our children’s meltdowns. I hope it helps you this week. It has already helped me this morning. Listen to the full episode here. 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. Throughout it all, Kate’s 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 and, after having children of her own, Kate decided to retrain as a child psychotherapist. She now combines her career in journalism with her studies, currently volunteering as a counsellor on placement working with children at a London primary school. Philanthropically, for many years she has supported charities like Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, as well as the NSPCC and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Foundation. 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 she has devised for this book. Her philosophy is, ‘If we get it right from conception to five, we can set our children up for life.’ 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. Sponsor - Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout. Sponsor - Typology Motherkind listeners get a free ingredient lip balm if you order the tinted lip balm or any other product. Just go to www.typology.com add the ingredient lip balm and code: motherkind at checkout. 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.
04/04/226m 36s

Do you have post-pandemic depletion? with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

Could you have post-pandemic depletion? This week’s guest says that living through the stress and uncertainty from the pandemic has probably had a far greater impact on us than we realise. And we need to take a moment to process it before diving back into the busyness of life Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is a matrescence activist, author, and journalist. She is also the author of the amazing book, ‘Mama Rising: Discovering the New You Through Motherhood’ . She came on the podcast back in 2020. I received so many messages about that episode so I’m absolutely thrilled that Amy is back talking about this important and underrecognized event we have all been through. I hope this episode offers you tons of validation and support. Please share it with your mum-friends who you feel should hear this. Be that person empowering, uplifting and inspiring other people and help me to do that too. Let’s keep sharing this wisdom and get more and more of these messages out to the people who need it. Resources from this episode: Head over to her website Follow Amy over on Facebook As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Sponsor - Athletic Greens My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase. Sponsor - Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one-month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIE! 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 Amy Taylor-Kabbaz Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is a journalist, researcher, author, coach and mother. She focuses on empowering women and understanding motherhood. Amy is known for her work on matrescence and the transition that women go through as a mother. Her latest book, ‘Mama Rising: Discovering the New You Through Motherhood’, was released in December through Hay House. To learn more about Amy and her work, head over to her website or follow Amy over on Facebook.
31/03/2249m 5s

MOMENT | Why it's ok to get it wrong 70% of the time with Josh Connelly

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with Josh Connelly. A mental health expert that I spoke to back in November 2020. Josh shares why we only need to get it right 30% of the time and what getting it right looks like to him. I hope you enjoy this moment. Listen to the full episode here. ABOUT JOSH CONNELLY Josh Connolly is a coach, a speaker and one of the most influential advocates for mental health in the UK. He is a father of four children, and he speaks about his healing and parenting journey to inspire and empower other parents to become more self-aware, healthy and resilient. To find out more about Josh, you can visit his website. You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. 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. SPONSOR - SKILLSHARE I want to thank Skillshare for sponsoring this Motherkind Moment. Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one-month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout.
28/03/225m 28s

Special Mother's Day episode: What's the one gift you'd give to all mothers in the world?

Welcome to this very special Mother‘s Days episode. This Sunday the 27th of March is UK Mother’s Day and I was thinking about what I wanted to give all the mothers who listen to this podcast. Then I realised I have 100s of gifts for you because at the end of every podcast I ask each guest to give you all a gift. I ask: What is the one gift you would give to all the mothers in the world and why? I love this question and I love the answers even more. This is such a special episode. It’s a compilation of some of the favourite gifts we’ve been given over the years. It features a collection of your most loved guests - Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Shefali, Glennon Doyle, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, Eve Rodsky, and Dr. Nicole LePera. I’ve got to be honest with you, I cried so many times creating this episode for you. I genuinely wish that every mother in the world could have the gift of listening to these wise kind wise words from our guests. If you want to give something special to the mothers in your life, please do share this episode with five mums. Never has there been a more important time for us mothers to realise the incredible, important and often uncelebrated job that we do. Please help me to help celebrate ourselves by sharing this. One last favour from me, as you listen to this please do take these gifts into your heart and remember this Mother’s Day how incredible you are. #WEAREMOTHERKIND HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - From Zoe + the Motherkind team As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. FREEBIE! 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. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements. THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMP We are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow. Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps. Fraupow also offers a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife. Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10. Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only. SKILLSHARE Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one-month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout.
24/03/2226m 50s

MOMENT | Is it possible to be ambitious in life and present at home? with Alexi Panos

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with the incredible Alexi Panos. She is a master coach and trainer and has achieved incredible things throughout her career. She is also a mum of four. In this clip, I ask her about motherhood and the ambition, presence and tension she feels. It is something I think about all the time. How do I be in the world and in their world? I hope this clip gives you food for thought. What does this look like for you and how do you grapple with this for yourself? I'd love to know your thoughts as it is something I still think about. Listen to the full episode here. ABOUT ALEXI PANOS Alexi is a leadership and embodiment trainer in The Bridge Method workshops (which she co founded and developed with her husband Preston Smiles), host of the Top 10 Self Improvement Podcast UNLEASHED, business strategist, artist and humanitarian (through her organizations E.P.I.C.); and as a bestseller, Alexi has authored the books 50 WAYS TO YAY! and NOW OR NEVER You can find out more about Alexi and her work via her website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, You Tube and Instagram. 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.
21/03/226m 26s

Why you're not broken with Dr. Sarah Woodhouse

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. Thank you for being here and pressing play. This week's episode of the Motherkind podcast is about transformation and how possible it is no matter what you have been through or are going through to create the life you want. Not only for yourself but also for your children. I’m speaking with trauma expert Dr. Sarah Woodhouse, and we dig into trauma and how we heal from it. This is a very deep and real conversation. I hope it informs and inspires you in equal measure. In this episode you’ll learn about: What she learned about herself through a 3-year move to Australia Attachment trauma and anxiety The daily activity of regulating our nervous system and tools for support How do we recognise trauma What is unprocessed trauma "To thrive you have to break free from your past." - Dr. Sarah Woodhouse As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources and links for Sarah: New book: You’re Not Broken - Break free from trauma and reclaim your life by Dr Sarah Woodhouse Course starting soon: The freedom process Instagram Peter Levine - Healing trauma Internal family systems EMDR Therapy FREEBIE! 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. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements or just to reach out and say hi. About Dr. Sarah Woodhouse Dr Sarah Woodhouse is a trauma specialist, research psychologist, author, coach and creator of The Freedom ProcessTM - a transformative program designed to help people break free from childhood trauma and reconnect to their power and potential. She has just moved permanently back to the UK, after three years working and living in Australia with her husband and three young children. Before moving to Australia, Sarah spent a decade researching how different ways of thinking and interacting with other people can prolong trauma symptoms. Her research was funded by the UK’s Medical Research Council. In her current work, Sarah sees individual clients, helping them understand how their own childhood trauma is still affecting their life today, and supporting them to work through the eight steps of The Freedom ProcessTM. She also continues to research trauma for her next book. THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR - FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMP Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10. We are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow. Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps. Fraupow also offers a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife. Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only.
17/03/221h 1m

MOMENT | HOW TO STAND IN YOUR TRUTH WITH CANDICE BRATHWAITE

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Today’s Moment is a really emotional clip from an incredible conversation I had with Candice Brathwaite back in 2020. Candice shares about the boundaries she has had to set for herself. She also talks about how lonely it can be standing in your power, but how she couldn’t imagine it any other way. Listen to the full episode here. ABOUT CANDICE BRATHWAITE Candice Brathwaite is an influencer, blogger and author. She is also the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, an online initiative aiming to encourage an accurate and diverse depiction of motherhood in the media. You can reach Candice through her website and Twitter. You can learn more about Make Motherhood Diverse on their website and follow them on Instagram GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 16TH OF MARCH 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 16th of March. I cannot wait. It is one of my absolute favourite things to do that brings our community together. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 5 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. 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.
14/03/226m 15s

How to love your imperfect family with Julia Samuel MBE

I have a special episode for you this week. This week features the incredible and poignant Julia Samuel MBE. She is a psychotherapist and author of several books, such as 'This too shall pass' and her recent book 'Every family has a story.' She asks some brilliant questions: What is it that enables some families to thrive when others fragment? What predicts a family breakdown? What makes a family functional or dysfunctional? Why do our families drive us so mad? Why is there no such thing as the perfect family? I think families are one of the most important, complex, joyful, infuriating, loving, and confusing things in the world. I learned so much from this episode and I know you will too. Please share it with your mum-friends who you feel should hear this. Be that person empowering, uplifting and inspiring other people and help me to do that. Let’s keep sharing this wisdom and get more and more of these messages out to the people who need it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE: Julia’s new book Every family has a story Website Podcast A living loss Instagram SPONSOR - ATHLETIC GREENS My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 16TH OF MARCH 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 16th of March. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIE! 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. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements. ABOUT JULIA SAMUEL MBE Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist and the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers This Too Shall Pass and Grief Works. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice, and she is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and the Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She features regularly in the national media and has presented the podcasts A Living Loss and Grief Works.
10/03/2254m 6s

MOMENT | HOW TO REBALANCE YOUR HOME LIFE WITH EVE RODSKY

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s clip is with the brilliant Eve Rodsky. The author of Fair Play. Eve created a system for families seeking balance, efficiency and more peace in their lives. She calls the system Fair Play. It offers couples a completely new way to divvy up domestic responsibilities. It is one of those game-changing episodes that I got 100s of emails about from our community. In this short clip, Eve talks about how to address the imbalance of domestic duties in our homes and why it is so fundamental for us to address it. Listen to the full episode here. ABOUT EVE RODSKY Eve Rodsky received her BA from the University of Michigan and her JD from Harvard Law School. After working in foundation management at J.P. Morgan, she founded the Philanthropy Advisory Group to advise families and charitable foundations on best practices. In her work with hundreds of families over a decade, she realized that her expertise in family mediation, strategy, and organizational management could be applied to a problem closer to home—a system for couples seeking balance, efficiency, and peace in their lives. Rodsky was raised by a single mother in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children. Fair Play is her first book. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 16TH OF MARCH 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 16th of March. I cannot wait. It is one of my absolute favourite things to do that brings our community together. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 5 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. 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.
07/03/229m 8s

17 yrs & 12 books later - Sarah Ockwell-Smith on what really matters

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. Thank you for pressing play and listening. I’m so happy you are here because this episode is going to blow your mind. This conversation is transformational. That is a big statement but I really believe it. You’ll want to listen to it all the way to the end. Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four children. Following the birth of her first child, she re-trained as an antenatal teacher and birth and postnatal doula. And she has since worked with 1000s of parents over the past 17 years. She is also a prolific author of 12 books, including the Gentle Sleep Book and the Gentle Eating Book. This episode might not be what you think. Sarah vulnerably and honestly shares an incredible shift that has happened to her in the past few years that has totally transformed how she sees parenting and being a parent. In this episode you’ll learn about: Sarah’s transformational wake-up call Why looking at your childhood is the most important thing you can do as a parent Good girl adaptation People pleasing and boundaries What gentle parenting is and isn’t Our powerful exchange about the parenting advice industry Why you don't need another parenting book and what you do need I’m so grateful how honestly Sarah shares with us. Please share it with your mum-friends who you feel should hear this. Be that person empowering, uplifting and inspiring other people and help me to do that. Let’s keep sharing this wisdom and get more and more of these messages out to the people who need it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Gentle Parenting www.gentleparenting.co.uk Blogs at www.sarahockwell-smith.com Website New book How to be a calm parent About Sarah Ockwell-Smith Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four children. She has a BSc in Psychology and worked for several years in pharmaceutical research and development. Following the birth of her first child, Sarah re-trained as an antenatal teacher and birth and postnatal doula. She has also undertaken training in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy and is a member of the British Sleep Society. Sarah specialises in gentle parenting methods and is co-founder of the Gentle Parenting website www.gentleparenting.co.uk. She also blogs at www.sarahockwell-smith.com. Sarah is the author of twelve parenting books. and frequently writes for magazines and newspapers, and is often called upon as a parenting expert for national television and radio. Sponsor - Athletic Greens My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.
03/03/2254m 25s

MOMENT | Do this next time you're frustrated with Mastin Kipp

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is from an episode dating back to 2019 with Mastin Kipp. Mastin is a bestselling author and trauma expert. In this clip, he shares why we all get triggered and what to do about it. The words he shares in the clip - love is made in the repair - is something I remember so often when I’ve argued with guy or shouted at the girls. It reminds me that far from those triggers and challenges being something to run from they actually are the greatest opportunity to deepen the love between us and I often remind myself of that. It is so beautiful and so simple. Here is this week’s clip with Mastin Kipp. I hope you enjoy it. Listen to the full episode here. ABOUT MASTIN KIPP Mastin Kipp is a bestselling author and Creator of Functional Life Coaching. He is the author of Claim Your Power and The Daily Love, speaker and creator of Functional Life Coaching for people who are seeking rapid transformation in their lives. He has been recognized as a “thought leader for the next generation” by Oprah Winfrey. http://mastinkipp.com/ GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 16TH OF MARCH 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 16th of March. I cannot wait. It is one of my absolute favourite things to do that brings our community together. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 5 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. 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.
28/02/226m 57s

The Power of perspective with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. Thank you for being here and pressing play. I am so happy you are here. Cathy Rentzenbrink is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Last Act of Love. She also has a new book out called Write It All Down: How to Put Your Life on the Page. I didn’t know Cathy before this conversation and wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought we might have a brilliant conversation about writing and journaling and its power to help us have perspective and insight. We did cover all of that. But, my gosh, this conversation blew me away because it is also so much more than that. I loved it and definitely found a new friend in Cathy. Cathy is so poignant in the way she reflects back on her journey as a mother. Yes, this episode is about writing and journaling and its profound power to support us as we wind through this path of motherhood, but it is mostly about self-compassion. I hope you listen to it and it helps you remember to connect to that kinder voice within you. The part of you that knows you are ok, it’s ok and it’s all going to be ok. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: The power of journaling Her journey as a mother Nurturing self-compassion As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR - FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMP We are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow. Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps. Fraupow also offer a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife. Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10. Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only. FREEBIE! 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. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements or just to reach out and say hi. ABOUT CATHY RENTZENBRINK Cathy Rentzenbrink is also the author of A Manual for Heartache (‘If her first memoir honoured her brother, Rentzenbrink’s slim follow-up honours her recovery….a generous and important addition to an expanding shelf of therapeutic memoirs that help us blunder through modern life’ Sunday Times); Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books; and Everyone is Still Alive (Her funny, moving, and wise debut novel which explores the deeper realities of marriage and parenthood). RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Write Your Memoir Online with Cathy Renzenbrink - YouTube Write It All Down: How to Put Your Life on the Page Website
24/02/2251m 24s

MOMENT | Why it's ok to be angry with Dr Caroline Boyd

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with Dr. Caroline Boyd. She is a registered clinical psychologist, writer and mother. She also has a fantastic new book out called the Mindful new mum. This week’s Moment is all about anger and we actually recorded it especially for this week’s Moment. Yes, it’s totally normal for mums to feel anger and in this episode Caroline unpacks what is going on in our brains and bodies when we are angry and, as mothers, understanding the context and triggers and what we can do about them. ABOUT DR CAROLINE BOYD Caroline is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, HCPC registered, with nearly 10 years’ experience working in the NHS. She specialises in supporting parents perinatally - from pregnancy to childbirth and all aspects of the transition to parenthood. Birthing a new identity as a mum can be as demanding as birthing a baby – whether it’s your first or fifth. We know that dads can really struggle too. She offers a safe, non-judgmental space for you to make sense of changes to your multiple, intersecting identities. So you can honour and accept the kind of mum or dad YOU want to be. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 16TH OF MARCH 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 16th of March. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 5 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. 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. Newer Older
21/02/2211m 48s

The messy and beautiful truth of Motherhood with poet Jessica Urlichs

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. Thank you for being here and pressing play. This week’s episode is something a bit different. It is with Jessica Urlichs. Jessica is an author and poet who lives in New Zealand with her husband and two young children. I wonder if some of you might have read her words because they often go viral on Instagram. Read one of her poems and you’ll see why. They go to the heart of being a mother. She is the author of 3 poetry books - From one mom to another, All I see is you and My after all. She is also a bestselling author of a the children’s picturebook called A rainbow in my heart. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: How to find inspiration from your innate creativity How a shift in perspective can help you see your children’s challenges differently Boundaries and social media She reads 3 of her favourite poems for us and explains the inspiration behind each of them - I have never heard of her doing this live before This episode is beautiful. I loved speaking with her. And listening to Jessica read these poems felt like a balm to my soul. I really hope her words have the same impact on you. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Website Books Instagram FREEBIE! 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. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements or just to reach out and say hi. ABOUT JESSICA URLICHS Jessica Urlichs is a writer and poet. She lives in New Zealand with her husband and two young children. She is the author of three poetry books, 'From One Mom to a Mother', 'All I See Is You' & 'My After All'. As well as a children's picture book on emotions called 'The Rainbow in my Heart'. Shop for these here. She loves blogging and writing down her thoughts and in turn has a beautiful community on Instagram and Facebook of other like-minded mothers who are here for the messy and beautiful truth of motherhood. SPONSOR - FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMP We are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow. Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps. Fraupow also offers a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife. Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10. Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only.
17/02/2234m 25s

MOMENT | How to connect with your true self with Emmy Brunner

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is a clip with Emmy Brunner who is a personal empowerment transformation coach. She is a psychotherapist and CEO of The Recover Clinic and author of an incredible book called Find your true voice. She has more than 21 years of clinical experience. Emmy is an absolute inspiration to me. She has walked the path of transformation and change in her own life and has now helped 1000s of others do the same. She is one of the kindest most compassionate women I know. It was an absolute joy for me to listen back through this episode. The clip that I have chosen is all about choices. My intention with this episode is to remind you that you are deserving of making loving choices for yourself today, this week and evermore. If you did enjoy this clip, have a listen to the full episode. It is pure gold. I recorded in the depths of lockdown in February 2021. I hope you enjoy this Moment and I am wishing you a wonderful week ahead. 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 EMMY BRUNNER 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.
14/02/229m 5s

How to raise emotionally healthy children with Dr. Anne Lane

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. It’s children’s mental health week, 7 - 13 February. In honour of that this week’s episode is about raising emotionally healthy children. Dr. Anne Lane is a clinical psychologist working with children, teens and adults. She has a new book out called Nurture your child’s emotional intelligence: Five steps to help your children cope with big emotions and build resilience. If that isn’t the most important thing in the world, then I don’t know what is. This is an incredible episode and has a wonderfully kind and compassionate energy. Also, coupled with a deep expertise both professionally in her work as a psychologist and personally as a mother of three. You are going to learn so much in this episode and I loved it. In this episode you’ll learn about: Why emotions are contagious and what to do about that How to help both yourself and children put words to emotions How to communicate hard things with our children Why Anne thinks anxiety and depression is on the rise for our children and what we can do as parents early on What I learned most from this episode is that life is incredibly messy and what we need to do is help ourselves and our children be ok with that. Isn’t that what emotional health really is all about? Anne is open, honest and fantastically breaks down questions that I know we all have on our minds. I think you are going to love this one and want to share it. So please do. If there is someone in your life who you think can benefit from this wisdom, please do share it with them across Instagram, Facebook, or where ever you are. Let’s get this incredible information to as many mothers as we can. Here is the episode. I hope you really enjoy it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Website Free excerpt from Her new book Nurture your child’s emotional intelligence Instagram FREEBIE! 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. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements. About Dr. Anne Lane Dr Anne Lane is a clinical psychologist and family therapist. For more than 20 years she has worked in mental health – within both the NHS and her own private practice. Dr Lane has taught on clinical psychology doctorate programmes and run countless workshops on mental health, parenting and emotional regulation. She is a lively, passionate communicator who cares deeply about the lives of the adults, families and children she works with. Anne lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and three children. Sponsor - Athletic Greens My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is 'I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too' and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.
10/02/2249m 28s

MOMENT | What to do if your child is different with Elaine Halligan

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is about difference. It’s from May 2019 with Elaine Halligan who is the founder of The Parent Practice. She has been a parenting specialist since 2006. Elaine’s story is incredible. He little boy Sam was expelled from school three times by the time he was just 7. So she quit her job in the city and re-trained in positive parenting. She has now helped 1000s of parents totally transform their parenting journey. This is an incredible clip. When I think about difference, I actually feel most children are a little bit different. I hope you find this clip really reassuring, positive and inspiring. I know I did. Please share it or leave me a message on Instagram. You can listen to the full episode here. 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. RESOURCES: Website: https://www.theparentpractice.com/ ABOUT ELAINE HALLIGAN It is Eliane’s mission to create a happier future generation by sharing parenting strategies that will have an authentic impact, transforming challenging children into confident and contented children with my personal style and a positive approach. Sponsor - Athletic Greens My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.
07/02/225m 22s

How to have a healthy gut with Dr. Megan Rossi

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. Do you know the importance of your gut health? Is gut health the key to health and happiness? I hope this episode is going to answer both those questions for you. Before you think, Zoe I'm far too busy to worry about this as well, our guest today, Dr. Megan Rossi, is a new mum herself so everything she shares is practical and achievable. In this episode you’ll learn about: What is gut health? Everything you need to learn about gut health How does someone know if they have a healthy gut or not? The connection between your gut to the rest of your body The guts impact on our mental health Evidence-based strategies to support gut health If we look after our gut, our gut will look after us. - Dr. Megan Rossi Here is the episode. I hope you really enjoy it. As ever, please do share it with someone you want to experience more happiness, better immunity, better sleep and all the benefits of looking after our guts that Dr. Megan shares on this episode. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: The Gut Health clinic: website Instagram: @theguthealthclinic Eat more, live well: book Score your gut health: 10 question assessment Athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase. FREEBIE! 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 Dr. Megan Rossi Dr. Megan Rossi is a registered dietician with an award-winning PhD in gut health. A leading Research Fellow at King’s College London, Dr Rossi is currently investigating nutrition-based therapies in gut health, including pre-and probiotics, dietary fibres, the low FODMAP diet and food additives as well as leading a gut-health clinic on Harley Street. Most recently, Dr Rossi has created a range of products called Bio&Me stocked in all major supermarkets, launched her own online platform Inner Community and regularly appears in the press. Her first book, Eat Yourself Healthy, was an instant Sunday Times bestseller SPONSOR - ATHLETIC GREENS We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use it every morning after breakfast with my daughters. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.
03/02/2254m 38s

MOMENT | Do this one thing to be a better parent with Joanna Fortune

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with Joanna Fortune who is a psychotherapist and parenting expert. My intention with this clip is that it gives you permission to do something for you this week. As Joanna so wisely says, I can only be who you need me to be if I take care of myself too. I hope you find this clip helpful, please do share this little nugget of gold with any of your friends you think to deserve to take a moment for themselves too. You can listen to the full episode here. 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. RESOURCES: Joanna on Instagram Her Books to learn more about 15-minute parenting. ABOUT JOANNA FORTUNE Joanna Fortune is a clinical psychotherapist and attachment specialist. She has been working with children and families for over 20 years with a specialisation in child and adolescent psychotherapy. Joanna is a theraplay practitioner and has trained extensively in all areas of attachment work. She works with parents and their children in sessions. You can connect with Joanna on Instagram. You can also buy her books to learn more about 15-minute parenting.
31/01/224m 19s

How to create a beautiful relationship with your child - that lasts forever with Jess, Our Mama Village

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. This is such a great episode. It is with Jess VanderWier from Our Mama Village. I discovered Jess on Instagram and loved her compassion and her deep experience with families. This is an episode about gentle parenting and we talk about what that means. It’s also about the bigger picture so we are going to dive in together about why we might want to look into our values as parents and have a think about how we are parenting. In our busy lives, from the moment our eyes open to the moment our heads hit the pillow, it can just feel like go go go. It is so easy to forget to maintain perspective and the bigger picture of why your role as a parent is so important and how to navigate all the tricky parts with more grace and ease. I especially loved it when Jess talks about the seasons of parenthood and how to know when is the time to survive, to grit your teeth and get through it, and when is the right time to do that deeper work into what might be coming up for us as we go through the challenges of parenthood. What she shares is absolutely brilliant. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: What is gentle parenting Why we might want to look into our values as parents and have a think about how we are parenting The seasons of parenthood and how to know when to survive or do the deeper work Keeping it all in perspective What does punishment-free parenting look like If you love this episode, copy the link, tag me on social media and please do share it. The podcast has grown so much because you have helped me reach more mums through word of mouth. I have never spent a penny marketing. Be that person amongst your friends who is sharing, supporting and lifting others up with content like this. We all need this right now. If there ever was a time to support mothers, it is now. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Our Mama Village website Instagram: @ourmamavillage FREE Masterclass 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 JESS VANDERWIER VanderWier is a Registered Psychotherapist who helps families understand and respond to their child’s “big feelings” with gentleness and respect. Jess has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and has logged thousands of clinical hours supporting parents and their children. Through groups, presentations, and one-on-one clinical sessions Jessica has helps hundreds of parents restore peace to their home. As the founder of Our Mama Village, Jess uses her expertise to support parents through online courses, personalized coaching, and free resources. Our Mama Village offers daily parenting guidance to over 480,000 families on their popular Instagram account. Jess lives in the Niagara Region with her husband Scott and their two daughters (4.5 & 2.5 years old). Whenever she finds the time, Jess loves to be outside in nature, hiking or biking, before refueling with Scott at a quirky hole-in-the-wall restaurant or a fun coffee shop.
27/01/2258m 2s

MOMENT | How to love your body with Mel Wells

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Thank you for being here and hitting that play button. I have chosen this clip today because I needed to hear it. It’s with Mel Wells. She is a best-selling author and eating psychology and woman’s leadership coach. In this clip, Mel explains how to shift your relationship with your body to focus not entirely on what it looks like but on how it feels as well. Did you know the average woman will be exposed to around 5,000 advertising messages a day? Isn’t that crazy. Many of those, of course, will be about how we should look and what we should buy in order to ‘look better’. So it’s no wonder if, like me right now, you might not be feeling confident about how you look. I’ve chosen these words for us today to be a powerful reminder for me and for you that you are absolutely beautiful whatever you like. Here it is and please do share it if there is another mum in your life that you that could benefit from this shift in perspective today. You can listen to the full episode here. 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. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Mel Wells website Instagram @Iammelwells ABOUT MEL WELLS Mel share tools, practices and techniques to help women fall madly in love with themselves, and to connect deeply to their bodies, their souls, and their inherent feminine wisdom.
24/01/225m 48s

The surprising secret to feeling less guilty and more empowered with Dr. Sophie Brock

I am so excited about this episode. This week’s guest, Dr. Sophie Brock, says that to connect to the authenticity of who we are we first have to deconstruct who the world expects us to be. Isn’t that so powerful? Dr. Sophie Brock literally has a PhD in motherhood. She is a motherhood studies sociologist. This episode is such a brilliant follow-on to last week’s episode with Dr. Rick Hanson. If you haven’t listened to that one please do after you listen to Sophie’s. I feel like this episode is so powerful. It does something really important, which is to put your individual experience of being a mother and all the challenges that come with that into the wider societal context. Essentially revealing what it means to be a mother in the world today. If you have ever felt mum guilt, this episode is going to help you so much. It’s going to help you feel freer, lighter and more self-compassion for your incredible role as a mother. Sophie explains that so much of the tension in motherhood actually comes from society and what it expects from us. In this episode you’ll learn about: What it means to be a mother in this world Where the tension and guilt of motherhood comes from Why you feel so guilty all the time How we can free ourselves from that guilt If you love this episode, copy the link, and please share it. Be that person amongst your friends who is sharing, supporting and lifting others up with content like this. We all need this right now. If there ever was a time to support mothers, it is now. I would be so grateful if you would help me spread the incredible wisdom of the guests we have on the podcast. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: https://drsophiebrock.com/ @drsophiebrock on Instagram and Facebook 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 Dr. Sophie Brock Dr. Sophie Brock is a Motherhood Studies Sociologist and Mother living in Sydney, Australia. She provides analysis of Motherhood in our culture, exploring the ways individual experiences of Mothers are shaped by broader social constructs. Sophie supports professionals, business owners and creatives in revolutionising what Motherhood means in our society, and how individual Mothers are supported and understood. Sophie’s offerings include self-study courses for Mothers and practitioners, her podcast The Good Enough Mother, and her Motherhood Studies Practitioner Certification program.
20/01/2249m 59s

MOMENT | The truth about your child's anger with Philippa Perry

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with Philippa Perry who many of you know and love. She wrote that incredible book - The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read This clip is so powerful. In it, she shares the truth about feelings, especially anger, and why it is vital for us parents to be able to feel our own feelings so then we can help our children do it. As we often talk about on the podcast, being able to connect to our feelings and help our children do that is the foundation for emotional health which we know is a massive indicator of how happy we are in our lives. I hope this episode is inspiring and helps you have an easier week ahead. You can listen to the full episode here. 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. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS 19 JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) Couch Fiction: A graphic tale of psychotherapy ABOUT PHILIPPA PERRY After volunteering with the Samaritans, Philippa trained as a psychotherapist. She worked in the mental health field for several years before writing her graphic novel, Couch Fiction which lays bare the process of psychotherapy. Her recent book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did), was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller. As well as continuing her psychotherapy work with an organisation called Talk for Health, Philippa is also an agony aunt for Red Magazine and contributes to The Guardian newspaper. She has presented several documentaries including The Truth about Children Who Lie for BBC Radio 4, Being Bipolar for Channel 4 and How To Be A Surrealist with Philippa Perry for BBC Four.
17/01/228m 29s

World-leading psychologist on why motherhood is the challenge of a lifetime with Dr. Rick Hanson

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. First of all, let me ask you a question, are you kind enough to yourself about how hard it is to be a mother today? Do you even truly recognise the day-to-day pressures with are all under? My guest this week is Dr. Rick Hanson. He is one of the world’s leading psychologists and he says it’s imperative we recognise the pressures we are under as mothers so we can support ourselves and ask for the support we need from others. Dr. Rick, back in 2002, wrote the seminal book, Mother Nurture. Because he saw his own wife, a happy healthy woman, becoming clinically depleted after having children. And with his decades of experience as a psychologist, he felt called to support mothers. This episode is incredible. Every word Dr. Rick says is like gold. You are going to finish this episode feeling so much more self-compassion and ease and hopefully be kinder to yourself. In this episode you’ll learn about: Practical ideas of how to reduce stress from Motherhood An analogy that made me cry His life-changing words about the impact of the pandemic As you might know if you are a regular listener of the podcast, I have a list on my desk of dream guests that I want on my podcast. And as of today, after being on that list for a while, I get to finally tick off Dr. Rick Hanson. This episode with Dr. Rick is incredible. Please share it and listen to it once, even twice. I think if all mothers could listen to this episode it would be nothing short of life-changing. "The very best thing we can do for all of our children and the future of humanity is to take good care of their mothers." - Dr. Rick Hanson As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Free weekly newsletter Book Mother Nurture Website 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. +++ GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 +++ Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. About Dr. Rick Hanson Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 30 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 220,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial needs. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.
13/01/221h 7m

MOMENT | Why we all need this powerful mindset shift with Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. I have a treat for you today. This clip is from my episode with Dr. Gordon Neufeld. He co-authored a parenting book with my all-time favourite Dr. Gabor Mate. He is one of the world’s leading child psychologists and has been for over 40 years. This clip is like a motivational speech. I have listened to it so many times, and sometimes I listen to the bit in this clip when I’m feeling unsure or uncertain about myself. It makes me feel so empowered and confident and I wanted to share that gift with you today. Enjoy. You can listen to the full episode here. 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. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. RESOURCES: Neufeld Institute - website Hold on to your kids - book ABOUT DR. GORDON NEUFELD Before he retired, Dr. Gordon Neufeld had accumulated more than 40 years of experience as a clinical psychologist with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld continues to be an international speaker, a best-selling author (Hold On to Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he has devoted the best part of the last two decades to creating courses for parents, teachers and helping professionals. These courses are offered primarily through the Neufeld Institute – an online educational institute and world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld’s life’s work has been to help adults provide the conditions for children to flourish. He is a father of five and a grandfather to six.
10/01/2211m 14s

Simple ways to eat well with no time with Rhiannon Lambert

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast and happy new year. It is January and I’m sure you are being bombarded with messages, adverts, diet books, and celebrity workout plans. I really think this episode is the antithesis to all of that. I find eating nutritious food quite a stressful area of my life. I have a fussy daughter who eats about the same 5 foods on repeat. I also think about my own diet. Am I giving myself the best chance of having the energy levels that I want and need. Am I eating healthily enough. It is an area of my life I do worry about. This episode was a gift. Rhiannon Lambert is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, a best-selling author of Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well and chart-topping podcast host of Food For Thought. Safe to say Rhiannon is an expert and one of the UK’s leading nutritionists. She also became a mum during the pandemic. In this episode you’ll learn about: What it was like having a baby during the pandemic The importance of looking after ourselves Important messages about feeding our children and ourselves New ideas around nutrition Simple tools and ideas for making healthy food prep more stress-free It felt like a massive dose of reassurance and compassion and kindness. This is a huge area for us mums and our children. I do not need another diet book. I need someone like Rhiannon with simple ideas and tools to help us all make eating easier. Here is the episode. I hope you love it and I hope it is a balm of reassurance. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: The Science of Nutrition: Debunk the Diet Myths and Learn How to Eat Well for Health and Happiness by Rhiannon Lambert. Food for thought podcast Instagram Website 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. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. About Rhiannon Lambert Rhiannon Lambert BSc MSc RNutr is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, a best-selling author and chart-topping podcast host. In 2016 she founded Rhitrition, a renowned Harley Street clinic, which specialises in weight management, gut health, sports nutrition, eating disorders, and pre-and post-natal nutrition. Registered with the Association for Nutrition, Rhiannon obtained a first-class degree in Nutrition and Health, a Master’s degree in Obesity, Risks and Prevention, and diplomas in sports nutrition, pre-and post-natal nutrition. She is a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, accredited by The British Psychological Society and a Level 3 Personal Trainer. Rhiannon hosts the top-rated ‘Food for Thought’ podcast, which gives listeners practical, evidence-based advice on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. With more than five million downloads since 2018, it is firmly established as one of the UK’s most popular health podcasts.
06/01/2256m 5s

MOMENT | How to find your true purpose with Rebecca Campbell

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Thank you for being here. I hope you are doing really well. It is the first week of January and I know at this time of year many of us start to think about big questions particularly around work and purpose. I know this because so many of you get in touch with me each January with questions about these topics. I’m so excited to share this Moment with you because I got to ask Rebecca Campbell, author of Rise Sister Rise, and also one of the world’s leading teachers on purpose and spirituality. I asked her specifically about purpose as parents and mothers and how we can live a life that feels more authentic and free. I love this clip and I love how Rebecca says nothing is ever wasted. If you are feeling that you are not where you want to be, please remember that no experience is ever wasted. And if you are ready to start asking some of those big questions around purpose then what Rebecca has to say is going to be very inspiring to you. I hope this Moment is going to encourage you to think deeply and practically about purpose. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. 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 REBECCA Rebeca Campbell is a writer, teacher, and a new mother. She leads workshops internationally and helps people have an experience of their soul. Rebecca is also the bestselling author of ‘Light Is the New Black’ and ‘Rise Sister Rise’. She created Rise Sister Rise Membership and the Work Your Light online course. Before her work in the intuitive mystic arts, Rebecca had a successful career as an award-winning creative director. To learn more about Rebecca’s work, visit her website or reach out to her on Instagram or Facebook.
03/01/2216m 22s

Re-release: How to break free from always being the good girl with Kasia Urbaniak

This week’s guest is Kasia Urbaniak. Kasia is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence.  Kasia's perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as a professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught hundreds of women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. In the episode, Kasia shares about how to break free from good girl conditioning. In her words "We need bad girls, women who ruffle feathers, shake people up." And this blew me away - when we ask for what we truly want no matter how crazy, it doesn’t just benefit self or child, it benefits all of society" We talk about how to give and receive “no” and she goes in-depth on the familiar feeling for many mums, resentment. How suppressing it is the equivalent of a suicide bomber, a bit dramatic but rings true. When it finally explodes, it impacts ourselves and those around us. Her clarity around this and tools she offers for turning it around resonated strongly with me. What I really loved about speaking with Kasia on top of the entire conversation, are the simple actionable tools she shares. If you are like me and feel the world needs woman who are self-directed, strong and acting in their own best interests and not just everyone else’s, this episode will leave you feeling understood, inspired and empowered. Trust me, Kasia is electrifying. She is on a mission to liberate woman from the shackles of good girl conditioning. I hope you find it helpful. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Academy teaching women to increase their power, agency and influence in all areas of their lives. By 24 November 2020, Pre-order Kasia’ book Unbound, A Woman’s Guide to Power and get a free seat in the Good Girl Reform School. I’m definitely doing this and giving it to my friends for the holidays. 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. Society and the pressure on mothers with Gabor Mate, How Your Childhood Shapes Every Aspect of Your Life ABOUT KASIA URBANIAK Kasia Urbaniak is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence.  Kasia's perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as a professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught hundreds of women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. She has spoken at corporations and conferences worldwide. You can find out more about Kasia and her work via her website. You can also connect with Tara on Facebook, You Tube and Instagram. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register.
30/12/211h 5m

MOMENT | How to be a model not a martyr with Glennon Doyle

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Thank you for being here. It is the 27th of December and I hope you had an amazing Christmas. And if you didn’t please be kind to yourself. This week’s Moment is with one of my all-time favourite authors, Glennon Doyle. I was lucky enough to sit and speak with Glennon in May 2020. I love doing these short episodes but I hate how hard it is to decide which moment to select. Today’s moment is going to go straight to your heart. Glennon says: "A responsible mother is not one slowly dying for her children, but showing them how to bravely live. I stopped being a martyr and started being a model." Every time I hear those words they awaken a fire in me. I think as a society we have been taught to be a good mother means we have to forget ourselves. What if it’s the opposite? What if being a good mother means showing our children how to live our brightest life. I just love this. I love Glennon and this clip and I hope you do too. As we head into a New Year, may these words give you plenty of inspiration. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. 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.
27/12/2114m 18s

Re-release - Be the change with Candice Brathwaite

In this re-release I'm speaking with Candice Braithwaite, who is an absolute force and such a strong voice in the parenting and motherhood arena. Candice is an activist, influencer and the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, an online initiative aiming to encourage a more representative and diverse depiction of motherhood in the media. Her book, ‘I’m Not Your Baby Mother’ is incredible - part memoir and part manifesto about black motherhood - it’s so good in fact, I’ve already read it twice! We speak about Candice’s childhood, her traumas, and how she found herself in this activist role. We also talk about spirituality and how Candice’s spiritual practice really helps to keep her grounded when things get pretty intense around her – and you’ll hear more about that in the episode. We had such a great conversation and I think you’re going to love hearing from Candice. I hope you enjoy the episode. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram so do hop over and let us know what you thought. You can download a transcript of this week’s episode here. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite Make Motherhood Diverse Black Panther movie The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. Candice Brathwaite: ‘Nobody will be calling me a 'mummy blogger' after this’ on Stella Magazine 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 CANDICE Candice Brathwaite is an influencer, blogger and author. She is also the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, an online initiative aiming to encourage an accurate and diverse depiction of motherhood in the media. You can reach Candice through her website and Twitter. You can learn more about Make Motherhood Diverse on their website and follow them on Instagram. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register.
23/12/2151m 33s

MOMENT | How to unleash your joy this Christmas with Zoe

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This is the last of my Christmas episodes. This week I want to help you find your joy at Christmas and discuss why we don’t always enjoy what we have created for others and how to change that this year. The main theme over the four workshops is that we too deserve to enjoy the magic at Christmas that we are so busy creating for everyone else in our lives and how to do that. I cover 3 reasons why it’s hard to find the joy at Christmas and 3 ways to support you so you can. My question for you is: Can you allow yourself to feel the joy this Christmas? You deserve that and to enjoy Christmas just as much as everyone you are creating the magic for. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you all a very happy Christmas. You can watch the full Workshop 4 - How to unleash your joy at Christmas here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. 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.
20/12/2118m 56s

Could you be peri-menopausal? with Dr. Louise Newson

I am so happy you are here. Sometimes there is a topic with a massive gap in my own knowledge. This episode came about for exactly that reason. I realised that I knew embarrassingly little about Menopause, the process, perimenopause, treatment, symptoms, and the impact it could have on women. I wondered if you might feel the same, so I managed to get one of the UK's leading experts on the show - Dr. Louise Newson to talk about it. Many of you might know of Louise and her work from the documentary about menopause with Davina McCall and her appearances on TV talking about this important and undervalued topic. She is a GP and renowned menopause specialist who holds an Advanced Menopause Specialist certificate with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and the British Menopause Society. She is passionate about improving education about perimenopause and menopause and improving awareness of safe prescribing of HRT to healthcare professionals. In this episode you’ll learn about: The basics How to know if you might be peri-menopausal - this was a massive light bulb for me HRT and myths Why has it been such a taboo untalked about subject for so long and what we can do about it Where you can get support and any action you might need to take in your own life I loved this episode. I feel so much more knowledgeable and empowered than before, which is always my objective when I speak with anyone for the podcast. As you’ll hear in the episode there just isn’t enough conversation and resources about this. Please do share this episode if you think it will be helpful. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Newson Health Balance Menopause APP 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. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. About Louise Newson Dr. Louise Newson is a GP and renowned menopause specialist who holds an Advanced Menopause Specialist certificate with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and the British Menopause Society. She is passionate about improving education about perimenopause and menopause and improving awareness of safe prescribing of HRT to healthcare professionals. Louise is also the founder of the not-for-profit company, Newson Health Research and Education, the award-winning free ‘balance’ menopause support app, and The Menopause Charity.
16/12/2148m 9s

MOMENT | Happy families? How to have a drama-free family Christmas with Zoe

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Another episode with me this week. It is the next installment in my Christmas mini-series to help you have the happiest Christmas ever. This week we are talking about family dynamics. Is it possible to have a drama-free Christmas? Family dynamics can get so tricky at Christmas. Your family know how to push your buttons because they put them there. If you find it triggering and hard, perhaps it is because of what has been set up by our caregivers and the people around us in our early years. Throw in alcohol and high expectations, it isn’t surprising we get triggered over Christmas. I really want to help you today with some tips and ideas for how you might have a more peaceful family dynamic, how not to get triggered and how to enjoy time together. I hope you find this Moment really helpful. Let me know how you can get on. You can watch the full Workshop 3 from the series - Happy families? How to have a drama-free family Christmas - here 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. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register.
13/12/2115m 0s

One simple habit to unlock a happier life with Mel Robbins

This week’s episode is really special. It’s with Mel Robbins. It was such an honour to speak with her. She was in the UK for a few days speaking about her latest book and she made time to speak with me for the Motherkind podcast. When I shared on Instagram that I was speaking with her so many of you DMd me saying how much you love her work and asking how I got her on. I have been following Mel for a long time. She has been really influential in helping me achieve some of the changes I’ve made in my life. Mel is a former layer and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. Her TedX talk has had nearly 30 million views. And, she is the author of best-selling book the High Five Habit. What I love about Mel is that a lot of her work, tools and ideas come from moments in her life when she was stuck and then found ways to overcome that. And then, what’s so wonderful, is that she finds a way to share, in simple practical ways, what helped her. I first learned about Mel from her book the Five-second rule. She says if you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it. You just say 5-4-3-2-1 and then take the action. It is so simple and brilliant. I use it all the time. Her new tool, which we focus on in this episode, is the High Five Habit. After using this tool for several weeks, her relationship with herself changed. It could help you to change your attitude, mindset and behaviour too. We chat about: The High Five Habit and how it can support your relationship with yourself The most important relationship you will ever have Her challenges and struggles and how she got out of them I love her and find her incredibly inspiring and brilliant and I hope you love the episode too. Let me know what you think of the episode and if you are going to give the high five challenge a go. I have been doing it for 30 days now and find it really works. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Website High Five Habit Instagram 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. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. ABOUT MEL ROBBINS Mel Robbins is a former lawyer, bestselling author, talk show host, and one of the most widely booked public speakers in the world. Her new book is The High Five Habit. She has spent the past decade coaching, teaching, and motivating millions of people around the world. Her practical, no-nonsense advice and life strategies provide tangible results and skills that help people push through the everyday challenges we all face in life, work, and love. Her social media platforms inspire more than 60 million people every month and her TEDx Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with nearly 30 million views.
09/12/211h 0m

MOMENT | From frantic to calm - the secret to doing less this Christmas with Zoe

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with me. For the next couple of episodes, I will be talking about Christmas and hopefully giving you some ideas on how to make it easier for yourself this year. In this very short episode, I talk about how to feel calm and less frantic, stressed and overwhelmed by the to-do list. I’m going to give you some ideas and tools to help you arrive at Christmas day not feeling totally stressed out from all the planning and all we have given in December. You too deserve feeling the joy, love and connection this Christmas. In this Moment, I invite you to ask yourself these powerful questions: What is it that you actually want this Christmas, how do you want to feel and how do you want those around you to feel? Next, What are the things on your to-do list that are causing you stress and overwhelm. Make a list. And now, Look at the list, item by item, and challenge yourself on what you can do, ditch and delegate. I hope you find this Moment really helpful. Let me know how you can get on. You can watch the full Workshop 2 from the series - From frantic to calm - the secret to doing less this Christmas - here 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. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register.
06/12/2113m 4s

The Surprising power of crying with Patty Wipfler

Welcome to this really special episode. Patty Wipfler has been working with families and children for an incredible 46 years. You may not know her name, but you may have heard of her organisation called Hand in Hand Parenting. It’s a nonprofit international resource for parents. Patty is on a mission to help parents by teaching an approach she calls parenting by connection. She also has a book out called Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges. Hand in Hand is an incredible organisation and I would encourage you to look at their website. There are so many free resources and it’s all non-profit. They have 135 instructors in 18 countries. She is currently working with Harvard on a research project to bring Hand in Hand tools to early childhood educators. I love having guests like Patty on the podcast. She has an incredible perspective and this comes across in her tone, energy, wisdom and depth of expertise. When someone like Patty speaks, we want to listen. We chat about: Her moment of transformation Her life’s work and mission Crying and what it means if your child cries a lot Why we as parents need to allow ourselves to cry more What happens when we listen to our children’s emotions and when someone listens to ours Hand and Hand parenting tools for an incredible connection and relationship with your children What I take from this episode is that our children’s emotional release is an important and powerful thing that we do not want to shut down or worry about. She tells us that if your child cries a lot, as mine does, and releases a lot of emotion with you, that is an amazing sign of a close connection of safety. When we feel safe with someone, we can release that emotion and that is what we need to do. Crying is life’s natural healer. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Facebook: facebook.com/handinhandparenting Twitter: twitter.com/ListenToKids Website: handinhandparenting.org/blog/ Book: Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges. 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. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. About Patty Wipfler Patty Wipfler is the Founder and Program Director of Hand in Hand parenting. Patty writes, speaks, trains parent leaders, and develops resources for parents to help them lift difficulties from their children's lives and their own. She directs the training of Parenting by Connection Instructors from all parts of the U.S. and abroad. Her focus is on building parents' emotional understanding and helping parents to build networks of mutual support that benefit their families and communities. In 1989, she founded the non-profit Parents Leadership Institute, which evolved into Hand in Hand Parenting. She is the author of Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges. Through Hand in Hand, Patty offers monthly free teleseminars in conjunction with leading parent educators, writers, activists, and bloggers. Her articles have been published in Mothering Magazine, the Bulletin of Zero to Three, and Child Welfare News. She has been a keynote speaker at Association for the Education of Young Children conventions in Chicago and Philadelphia, and she has done workshops and trainings throughout California, and in Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, and Massachusetts, as well as in Beijing, China.
02/12/211h 2m

MOMENT | Why you can’t please everyone at Christmas and what to do instead with Zoe

Welcome back to Moment. Your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Something a bit different this week because this Moment is with me. Throughout November, I have been delivering free coaching workshops online to help us have a calmer less stressful Christmas, which I think we all desperately need this year. Those of you who have come along and participated have kindly shared how powerful and helpful the workshops have been for you. It struck me that it could be useful for me to use these short Moment episodes to share some of the ideas from those workshops for those of you who perhaps couldn’t make it. For the next 4 Mondays in the run up to Christmas, I am going to be sharing ideas and tools to hopefully help you have your calmest least stressful Christmas ever. In today's moment, I want to talk to you about why you can’t please everyone at Christmas and what to do instead. Why does this matter and why have I chosen this topic? Listen to find out. My call to you at the end of the episode is to ask yourself: What is the one small change I can do to take my power back this Christmas? I also have to thank the revolutionary toy sharing service, Whirli, who have kindly sponsored these workshops which meant I could offer them for free for our community. We have a lot to thank them for. If you want to try the service you can get 30% off using the code: MOTHERKIND. Whirli.com/motherkind  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. FREE WORKSHOPS in NOVEMBER 2021 - The last one is 30 November at 8pm. How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Whirli are pleased to offer 4 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. And go here for the discount.
29/11/2118m 36s

How to manage your emotions better and why it matters for parents with Dr. Soph

This week’s guest says there is a damn good reason why people are struggling. We are not raised to understand ourselves. Dr. Soph is a registered clinical psychologist and a Sunday Times best-selling author of the Manual for being human which is an incredible book. This is such an interesting episode where you are going to learn why going to therapy and seeking to understand ourselves better isn’t selfish at all and how it actually helps those around us. We chat about: Attachment styles, your type and how yours can help you and your parenting The one-minute practice to better be able to connect to your feelings How to challenge your feelings of guilt and why we might feel guilty - it’s not what you think It’s my whistle-stop tour of some of the most important psychological concepts us mothers need to know about. Here is the episode. I hope you enjoy it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Instagram @_drsoph Website Her book: A manual for being human 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. FREE WORKSHOPS in NOVEMBER 2021 - How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Whirli are pleased to offer 4 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. ABOUT DR. SOPH Dr Soph has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master's in neuroscience and a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is one of the few clinical psychologists in the world right now taking psychology out of the therapy room. After seeing the staggering decline of the nation’s mental health, she left behind her traditional role as a clinical psychologist in the NHS in order to provide more people with the access they need to have good mental health. Since 2018, she has helped thousands manage their emotional wellbeing by sharing her psychological knowledge on Instagram, on her blog and through her online private practice. Dr Soph is an expert for the mindfulness app Happy Not Perfect and has been featured in global outlets including Vice Magazine, Girlboss, Psych Central and Teen Vogue. A Manual for Being Human is her first book.
25/11/2151m 45s

MOMENT | The one tool to transform your parenting with Dr Kristin Neff

Welcome back to Moment. Your moment for calm and connection for the week ahead. This week’s Moment is from Ep 27 June 2018 and in it, the world-renowned psychologist Dr. Kristin Neff shares the one tool that has transformed her parenting. And it can help transform yours too. What if I told you there was one tool that is proven to make you stronger, reduce anxiety, and even make you happier. That tool is self-compassion. Self-compassion is treating yourself with the same kindness, care, and understanding that you would show to a friend. Isn’t it just a truism that we often treat ourselves differently from how we treat those we care about? As Dr. Neff says it isn’t what we face in life that determines how we cope but how we are with ourselves when we face difficult moments. And, aren’t there many difficult moments in parenting that we must face. As she explains in the clip we can either have an enemy or an inner ally. Having an inner ally, a kinder voice inside, actually makes us stronger. She also explains about mirror neurons. This is absolutely fascinating. I like to think about this as emotions being contagious. If we are stressed out and anxious our children will pick up on that and mirror it back on us. The opposite is also true. If they are anxious or tantrumming and we can find some calm and ease within ourselves, as hard as that is, then that will help them quicker than any words that we can say because of these mirror neurons. This is absolutely incredible and I wish that every single parent knew about this. The quickest way to help our children is to calm ourselves first. Here is this week’s clip. I hope you really enjoy it. Please do let me know what you thought. You can listen to the full episode here. FOR MORE ON DR. KRISTIN NEFF, PLEASE SEE: Test how self-compassionate you are here The fantastic books she has authored including ‘Self-compassion @self_compassion on Twitter Kristin’s inspirational Tedx Talk ABOUT DR. KRISTIN NEFF Kristin Neff received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, and is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. 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. FREE WORKSHOPS in NOVEMBER 2021 - How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Whirli are pleased to offer 4 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register.
22/11/2114m 48s

The secret to solving the tension between ambition and Motherhood with Dr. Jenna Macciochi

This week’s guest is with one of the UK’s leading scientists, immunologist Dr. Jenna Macciochi, who is also a mum of twins. This is an incredibly powerful episode about the tension between motherhood and work. So if you have ever felt pulled in multiple directions, then this episode is for you. It is in two halves. The first half is very personal from Dr. Jenna. She shares so courageously and honestly about her experience with burnout and how it was the start of a total realignment of her priorities. I found it incredibly inspiring and thought-provoking. I think you are going to love what Dr. Jenna shares. The second half is from her professional expertise, about winter bugs and what we can all be doing to stay as well as possible this winter. We chat about: What can happen if we don’t look after our health The tension between motherhood and work How to use boundaries to reconcile this tension What to do to avoid getting ill this winter What to do if you do get ill And the answer to the question we all are asking: Is it true that we are all going to be more susceptible to winter bugs because we have been in lockdown and isolation? As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Author of Immunity: The Science of Staying Well Website www.drjennamacciochi.com Instagram www.instagram.com/dr_jenna_macciochi Twitter www.twitter.com/drjmacc 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. FREE WORKSHOPS in NOVEMBER 2021 - How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Whirli are pleased to offer 4 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. About Dr. Jenna Macciochi Dr. Jenna Macciochi has over 20 years' experience as a scientist researching the impact of lifestyle on the immune system in health and disease. A strong advocate of preventative medicine, she is on a mission to break down the science behind our health and share the secrets of how to be well. Based in Brighton, Jenna is a lecturer at Sussex University and a qualified fitness instructor. Her writing has been featured in The Times, Women's Health, Marie Claire, Glamour Magazine and Metro amongst others. She is a mother of 5-year-old twins and a keen home cook, creating recipes inspired by her farm-to-table Scottish roots and capturing her husband’s Italian heritage.
18/11/211h 1m

MOMENT | How to worry less about your children with Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Welcome back to the third ever Moment. Your moment for calm and connection for the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with Dr. Shefali Tsabary who really needs no introduction. Oprah has called her the world’s most profound parenting teacher. She is a best-selling author, international speaker and she is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses all over the world. In this Moment clip, Dr. Shefali shares why we worry so much as parents, why it doesn’t help, and how to embrace the inevitable setbacks in life instead. My invitation for you this week having listened to this moment is - could you take one thing that you feel worried about, maybe something either about yourself or your children and choose to let that worry go and trust that it’s going to be ok and that there are some beautiful lessons hiding in that thing you worry about. Here is the episode and I hope you enjoy it. Click here to listen to the full episode. Resources: The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary Check out Dr. Shefali’s parenting, wisdom, and meditation courses. The Year of Manifestation Course by Dr. Shefali. Recordings of Evolve 2019 are now available on-demand About Dr. Shefali Dr. Shefali Tsabary is an author, international speaker, and a clinical psychologist specialising in the integration of Eastern and Western philosophies. She is the author of three best-selling parenting books: The Conscious Parent, Out Of Control and The Awakened Family. She is known as Oprah’s favourite parenting teacher, calling her the world’s most profound parenting coach. Dr. Shefali continues to share her knowledge and passion for conscious parenting through workshops, courses and personal coaching. Get to know more about Dr. Shefali through her website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Worry brings about stagnation.- Dr. Shefali Tsabary 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. FREE WORKSHOPS in NOVEMBER 2021 - How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Whirli are pleased to offer 4 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register.
15/11/2111m 7s

Why we need to prioritise how life feels to us over how it looks to others with Jessica Huie

This week’s guest is my wonderful friend Jessica Huie. I cannot tell you how lucky I am to have her in my life. The word inspirational gets thrown around a lot these days doesn’t it, but Jessica really does live up to that description. She went from being a teen mother expelled from school and living in a hostel, to having an amazing career in PR. She founded two awarding-winning businesses and received an MBE for her contribution to promoting diversity in business. Having built the life she thought she desired and looking very successful on the outside, her father passed away. This gave her an awakening to really assess everything with fresh eyes. She is now on a mission to help us connect to who we really are and to live from the heart rather than the head. We chat about: How to find your purpose (it’s not what you might think) Why control is the enemy of authenticity and joy Why we have the desire to control everything in our lives How to live based on how it feels to you and not how it looks to others How to make bold choices even if they go against the grain Her parenting philosophy How she handled the fallout from moving with her son from Surrey to Jamaica in the middle of a pandemic This is an incredible episode, a very spiritual episode. My hope and intention is that you find real peace and comfort in Jessica’s words. Every time I speak with Jessica it just really helps me cut through the day-to-day stresses and worries and ask myself what kind of life do I really want to live and am I creating it for myself. I really hope this episode does that for you too. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Instagram: @jessica_huie_ Purpose: Pre-order Website 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. GROUP COACHING GROUP COACHING EXPERIENCE - Reconnect to you: the reboot. It’s a powerful 30-day programme to help you feel like you again. The next group begins on 15 November 2021. Curious? Find out more. About Jessica Huie MBE Jessica Huie MBE is the Founder of The Purpose Academy and the entrepreneur whose Color blind cards made history in 2007 as the first independent publisher to secure a presence for black cards in the British High-street. Despite humble beginnings, as a teen mother expelled from school aged 15, Jessica went on to enjoy a glittering career as a journalist and publicist and has worked with some of the world’s best-known stars and business people, including Samuel L. Jackson, Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland & Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. Labeled one of Britain’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs by the Evening Standard, her first book, PURPOSE, evolved from the profound space between life and death in which she found herself as a carer for her beloved father.
11/11/2135m 45s

MOMENT | How to heal your deepest wounds with Gabor Maté

Welcome back to the second ever Moment. Thank you for taking this moment for yourself to help you feel calmer, lighter and perhaps even shift your perspective a little before the busy week ahead. This week’s Moment is with Dr. Gabor Maté. I am sure you know of him. He is a renowned addiction expert, speaker and author and sought after for his expertise on trauma, addiction, stress and childhood development. This is one of the most powerful conversations I have ever had on the podcast. It is still the most downloaded ever to date. It was so hard to choose a 10-minute clip. It is no exaggeration that I have listened to this episode about 5 times this morning trying to find the most powerful clip for you. The whole episode is just remarkable and powerful. I did manage to kick my perfection out of the way and decide on one. In this Moment he talks about why it is so hard to be a mother today and why it is our profound responsibility to keep being curious about our own behaviour on this remarkable journey of motherhood. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Find out more: Full episode, click here Hold On To Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld, PhD, and Gabor Maté, MD Follow his work on Facebook, Twitter, and his website. 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. GROUP COACHING GROUP COACHING EXPERIENCE - Reconnect to you: the reboot. It’s a powerful 30-day programme to help you feel like you again. The next group begins in November 2021. Curious? Find out more. About Dr. Gabor Maté Dr Gabor Maté is a renowned speaker and bestselling author who teaches about human development through the lens of science and compassion. He is a retired medical doctor who has over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience. Dr. Gabor empowers people to promote their own healing by presenting a broad perspective on issues such as drug addiction, childhood development, trauma, and mental illness. His books include ‘In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction’, ‘When the Body Says No’, and ‘Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers’, written with Dr. Gordon Neufeld. He is currently writing his next book, ‘The Myth of Normal: Illness and Health in an Insane Culture’.
08/11/2113m 53s

How to stop stressing about sleep with Lyndsey Hookway

This week’s guest was suggested by many of you. And now after speaking with her, I know why. She is awesome. Lyndsey Hookway is paediatric nurse, children’s public health nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach, Ph.D. candidate, and birth trauma recovery practitioner. She is the author of three books: Holistic Sleep Coaching, Let’s Talk About Your New Family’s Sleep, and her latest book called Still Awake. She is also co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching programme. This is a really powerful episode about trusting ourselves in all areas of parenting but particularly sleep. We also talk about how hard that can be when we are exhausted or bombarded with conflicting information about how to get more sleep for both ourselves and our children no matter what age they are. We chat about: How to stop stressing about sleep Why there aren't any techniques that work for everyone The danger of the new sleep industry The big sleep myths How to find your instinct even when you are so tired Her own powerful journey with sleep What to do if you can’t sleep even though you have the opportunity to The importance of self-belief Once you hear it, I think you are going to want to share it with so many of your mum-friends. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Instagram: @lyndsey_hookway Facebook: @LyndseyHookway Website: https://lyndseyhookway.com/ Holistic Sleep Coaching - available on Amazon and direct from the publisher PraeclarusPress.  Let’s Talk About Your New Family’s Sleep - now available on Amazon and from Pinter & Martin.  Still Awake - now available on Amazon and from Pinter & Martin.  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. GROUP COACHING GROUP COACHING EXPERIENCE - Reconnect to you: the reboot. It’s a powerful 30-day programme to help you feel like you again. The next group begins in November. Curious? Find out more. About Lyndsey Hookway Lyndsey is an experienced paediatric nurse, children’s public health nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach, Ph.D. candidate, and birth trauma recovery practitioner. She has worked in hospitals, clinics, the community and within clients’ homes for 20 years, serving within the UK NHS, in private practice and voluntarily. Lyndsey is a respected international speaker and teacher, and she regularly speaks out against the dominant sleep training culture, as well as advocating for the rights of families to receive high-quality, compassionate and expert lactation and respectful, responsive parenting support. She is the author of Holistic Sleep Coaching (2018), Let’s talk about your new family’s sleep (2020), and Still Awake (2021) and is currently working on three more books that will be published in 2022.
04/11/211h 1m

MOMENT | You have more power than you think with Jen Gale

Welcome to the very first episode of the MOTHERKIND MOMENT. Every Monday I am going to release a short inspirational clip from one of my previous episodes. My intention is to give you a moment of joy, inspiration and perhaps even shift your perspective as we start a new week together. A little moment of Motherkind every Monday before the crazy week ahead. Today's Moment is 10 minutes long with sustainability author and speaker Jen Gale. It is in honor of COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, which started yesterday. Jen brilliantly breaks down the issues and the incredible power we each have to be part of the solution. You can listen to the full episode here. GROUP COACHING GROUP COACHING EXPERIENCE - Reconnect to you: the reboot. It’s a powerful 30-day programme to help you feel like you again. The next group begins in November 2021. Curious? Find out more.
01/11/2113m 59s

How to find the confidence to do motherhood your way with Hollie de Cruz

We have a special episode for you this week. If you followed my story about the birth of my first daughter, Jessie, who is nearly 6 now, you know that was a huge moment of transformation for me. Jessie was born, but also so was I. It was such an empowering experience for me that I felt called in my purpose and mission to work with mothers. So much so that I quit my corporate job of 12 years to start Motherkind. It was my purpose then and I feel that even more strongly today. This week’s guest was a hugely important part of that experience for me. Her name is Hollie de Cruz. Many of you will already know Hollie. She is a renowned birth coach, podcaster, author of Your Baby, Your Birth, and Motherhood Your Way and a mother of two boys. In many ways, we have lived parallel journeys of healing. This isn’t really an episode about birth. We touch on it and talk about it, but, this is actually an episode about purpose. It’s about healing and getting more and more comfortable about who we are. She is incredibly honest and vulnerable about her journey over the past few years and what that has meant for her and how she is different today. I think you are going to love this one. I hope you enjoy it. We chat about: Hollie’s journey and what it has meant to her Finding purpose The path of healing Asking ourselves: What is the fear? As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Yes Mum Cards - www.yesmumcards.com Instagram: @theyesmummum 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. GROUP COACHING GROUP COACHING EXPERIENCE - Reconnect to you: the reboot. It’s a powerful 30-day programme to help you feel like you again. The next group begins in November. Curious? Find out more. About Hollie de Cruz Hollie is a renowned birth coach, author of Your Baby, Your Birth and Motherhood Your Way, podcaster and mother of two boys. She makes award-winning positive affirmation cards and is founder of the yesmum birth project – a hypnobirthing home study programme that supports women all over the world to feel empowered in pregnancy, birth and beyond.
28/10/2156m 25s

How to break generational cycles with Shelly Robinson

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. My guest this week says that motherhood is a journey that has the power to help us evolve and transform. If you are a regular listener of this podcast then I know that will resonate with you. Shelly Robinson is the founder of Raising Yourself. She was also suggested by tons of you when I asked who you wanted me to have on the podcast. Shelly is a holistic family wellness coach, a workshop facilitator, and a conscious parenting advocate. She is on a mission to teach busy mid-life mothers how to heal unhelpful patterns and develop strong emotional health that they can pass on to their children. This is something that we talk about every week on this podcast. I hope you are going to love this episode. We chat about: Where does our deep well of anger come from? How to create a home where everyone’s voice is safe 2 truths and a lie The work of raising ourselves Disrupting generational patterns As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Website - LINK Instagram - LINK 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. GROUP COACHING GROUP COACHING EXPERIENCE - Reconnect to you: the reboot. It’s a powerful 30-day programme to help you feel like you again. The next group begins in November. Curious? Find out more. About Shelly Robinson Shelly Robinson is a certified holistic family wellness coach, cycle-breaker, conscious parenting educator, and the creator of Raising Yourself. Her passion in life is to empower moms to turn their midlife crisis into midlife magic by teaching them how to reparent themselves, disrupt generational patterns, and take radically good care of their needs. When she's not connecting with her online community or geeking out on the latest neuroscience of cycle-breaking, she's likely making a mess in the kitchen with her two kids, trying to find her way out from under a pile of laundry, or decompressing with a good mystery in bed.
21/10/2145m 0s

Can a sharing economy work for parents? with Nigel Phan

Welcome to this very special episode of the Motherkind Podcast created in partnership with the innovative and conscientious Whirli. I am super excited to be working with Whirli which is the UKs revolutionary toy subscription service. Think of it as the sharing economy for toys. It makes so much sense, doesn’t it? Sharing toys. What children like to play with changes so quickly and you can never predict what they are going to love or not even play with at all. I certainly would not like to add up all the money I have wasted on toys the girls never played with. Not to mention the additional mental load of researching and buying the right toys at the right time. I love Whirli because it’s a solution to all of that. Plus, it’s so much more sustainable than each of us buying all those toys. Think of it as a more affordable & sustainable alternative to buying toys. And more fun and memorable. This episode is created in partnership with Whirli because I was thinking about the best way to tell you about Whirli and the service, and I think this is it! I actually interview its founder Nigel Phan. Because who better to explain it. Let me know what you think of the sharing economy for toys. Will it work for you? And if you like this episode then I recommend you listen to, if you haven’t already, my conversation with Jen Gale Ep 140 You have more power than you think. We chat about: How it works and why How to get involved How to make Christmas buying so much easier this year As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Whirli homepage: https://bit.ly/giveitawhirli Whirli browse toys: https://bit.ly/whirli-toys Motherkind offer: https://bit.ly/motherkind - 30% off half-yearly Toy Box subscription (pay £57 instead of £81) MOTHERKIND to be entered at checkout 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. GROUP COACHING GROUP COACHING EXPERIENCE - Reconnect to you: the reboot. It’s a powerful 30-day programme to help you fee like you again. The next group begins in November. Curious? Find out more. ABOUT NIGEL PHAN Nigel grew up in Singapore and moved to the UK over 15 years ago to complete his education. He then spent 5 years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was a junior Partner in the London office consumer retail practice. In 2018, Nigel left his corporate job to start Whirli - a venture that uses the power of sharing to help parents save money, declutter their homes, and consume eco-consciously. Nigel is also very passionate about helping children maximise their potential and opportunities. At Whirli, a strong emphasis is placed on early years development and the importance of learning through play. Nigel also volunteers as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Kids Network, a London-based charity providing mentorship to children who are going through extremely difficult challenges.
14/10/2143m 49s

How to talk to children about race with Nova Reid

This could possibly be one of the most important conversations I’ve ever had on the Podcast. Nova Reid is a Ted speaker, anti-racism activist, and author. Her incredible debut book The Good Ally is out now. I think the book should be required reading. It is informative and incredibly researched, kind and compassionate. Nova invites us to do the self-inquiry and uncomfortable work of unlearning our own racism. We chat about: What racism is Why the definition we may have in our head isn’t helpful Why we have got to start having conversations with our children about race and how to do it Trauma and racism The heartbreaking impact of racism on Nova’s body It really is an incredible episode. It’s also important for me to say that I have so much to do in my own anti-racism work. To be honest, I have to admit to you that I was nervous about talking to Nova and having this conversation. What I’m learning is how important these conversations are, especially if you are uncomfortable. You will hear me in discomfort, with some shame and guilt. I think that is part of the importance of having these conversations and doing this work. As Nova says, there is always something to explore in what comes up for us. I hope you enjoy the episode. Please let me know what you think. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Nova on Instagram Conversations with Nova Reid Podcast Anti-racism course Debut Book, The Good Ally 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 NOVA Nova Reid is an Activist, TED speaker and author, with a mission to improve racial justice by helping people be the change they want to see by courageously unlearning their racism. Nova uses her professional background in mental wellbeing to encourage meaningful change from the inside out. Nova regularly appears on BBC News, Sky News and BBC Radio as a media expert and in 2018 was invited to attend the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to provide expert media commentary on race. Her new book is the Good Ally.
07/10/2145m 0s

The Power of Play with Emma Worrollo

Welcome to this very special episode of the Motherkind Podcast created in partnership with our lovely friends at Barbie. Do you remember last year when we had Dr. Michele Borba on the show talking about this amazing new research that Barbie had done with Cardiff University about doll play and empathy? Well, that study for the first time ever, through neuroimaging, showed that doll play activates the part of the brain that allows children to develop empathy and social processing skills. So many of you loved that episode. I think for lots of us it was a real aha moment that doll play even when played alone, can help develop those empathy skills that we want our children to have. I think that was especially important and interesting given the backdrop of the pandemic when those social interactions had been so limited. This episode is like the next installment to that conversation. Lots of you got in touch and asked about how to help your children play with dolls. So we have an amazing play expert on, Emma from the Playful Den. What Emma doesn’t know about play isn’t worth knowing. She is incredible. What I really took from this episode is that I am becoming increasingly fascinated with doll play and, secondly, just how amazing doll play is for helping our children understand the world around them. And don’t we need that for them right now. It is created in partnership with Barbie - I hope you love it. We chat about: What’s really going on when children play How to use doll play to help our children develop empathy How to process different social situations I think it is a real shame that doll play is associated as a girl’s activity.- Emma, The Playful Den As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: The benefits of doll play according to neuroscience LINK A doll can help change the world - Video The Playful Den 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 Emma Worrollo Emma is the founder of The Playful Den where she translates her experience of looking at the world with childlike wonder and curiosity. The Playful Den has grown to be a place for courses, coaching, live events and content creation for people who want to play more. Thank you Barbie for sponsoring this episode
30/09/2141m 52s

Zoe on the Parental Control Podcast

Here is something a little bit different for you this week on The Motherkind podcast. I was recently interviewed on the Parental Control My Baba podcast with the lovely Leo Bamford. I’m sure many of you know that podcast and perhaps listen to it. I enjoyed the conversation so much, I thought I would put it out here as our episode this week. Leo and I had a such wide-ranging conversation. She was such a fantastic interviewer. We chat about: The power of giving ourselves just a few minutes Feelings and emotional health Identity Digital overwhelm Matressence Modern motherhood We teach our children by modeling more than anything we say.- Zoe Blaskey As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: My Baba website Parental Control - The My Baba podcast @mybabainsta Motherkind group coaching programme - More info here GROUP COACHING STARTS 29 SEPTEMBER 2021 Last June I ran my first group coaching programme. It was such a success, I’m so excited to be running another one starting on the 29th of September. We still have a few places left. If you are curious please have a peak on the website and read the reviews from our first group. I’d love you to be part of it. 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.
23/09/2149m 36s

How to heal your mother wound with Bethany Webster

This is such a powerful episode. My guest today is Bethany Webster. She is the global expert on healing the mother wound. You might be thinking what is the mother wound? Do I have one? How do I know if I have one? Bethany would say most of us are carrying some wounding from our own mothers. The mother wound is when we split off from our authentic selves because of conscious and subconscious messages from our own mothers about who we need to be, about who they need us to be or about who society needs us to be. Our beliefs about ourselves are generally formed between the ages of 0-7. That is so powerful. And that is exactly the same time we need our caregiver’s love to survive. So what do we do? We adapt. We split off from who we really are to become who we think we need to be in order to get that love. And that is the mother wound. It is important to say that this is not about mother bashing or shaming our mothers. We are all mothers and know how challenging this role is. Bethany’s call to us is to look at this so it may be less likely that we will pass it on to our own daughters. This is an incredibly powerful episode and I think Bethany’s work is game-changing. We chat about: What is the mother wound Why we need to talk about it Shame-based identity What is the mother gap and how do we fill it Healing intergenerational patterns The difference between blaming and taking responsibility 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.
16/09/2151m 58s

The fundamentals of being a carer with Penny Wincer

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I’m delighted to introduce you to Penny Wincer. Penny has twice been a carer. First to her mother and now as a single parent to her autistic son. Her first book is called Tender: The Imperfect Art of Caring. In her book, and in this episode, Penny shares how looking after ourselves is a fundamental part of caring for another. This is a really beautiful conversation. I found it emotional and inspiring. I was so inspired by Penny. Despite some of the monumental challenges she has faced her ability to take insights and wisdom and to share those with us is quite mind-blowing. I hope you find her equally inspiring and that you take from this episode what you need. We cover a lot of ground and I suspect that every single person listening is going to take something different from it. Do let us know what you thought of the conversation, and if you know anyone who can benefit from Penny’s words, I hope you’ll share it with them. We chat about: The range of carers and complexities What’s essential for being a carer A shift of opinion about boarding schools Her self-care go-to’s as a carer Her number one reason for self-care which might surprise you Resources mentioned in this episode: Book Tender Instagram Penny Wincer - website Learn tools to better support yourself and your children emotionally through the coronavirus pandemic. Join The Family Reset Plan workshop for a limited introductory price of £25. It’s FREE for all NHS Staff! Register today! 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. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. About Penny Wincer Penny was born and raised in Melbourne where she completed a degree in film and creative writing before moving to London. After many years as a freelance interiors photographer, Penny began writing about life as a creative freelancer, a single parent and raising a disabled child. She has written for The Telegraph, The i Paper, The Metro, Radio 4 and Red Magazine and co-hosts the podcast Not Too Busy To Write with fellow author Ali Millar. hwas published in June 2020. Penny lives in South London with her two children.
09/09/2154m 27s

Re-release - Reflections on motherhood and redefining success with Ella Mills

This week, I’m super excited to be speaking with Ella Mills. Ella is the founder and creator of Deliciously Ella. From her early beginnings as a blogger, Ella has grown the brand into a hugely successful company, spanning a number of bestselling cookbooks, an app, a deli in central London and a range of plant-based food products. I’ve been following Ella online for a long time and we had such a brilliant conversation about motherhood and redefining success.  Ella is mum to her daughter Skye, who just turned one. When we recorded this conversation, she was 33 weeks pregnant and getting ready to give birth to her second child. We talked about Ella’s experience of early motherhood from her first pregnancy and what she plans to do differently this time. She shares her journey with guilt and pressure and how she is finding balance as a mother and founder of a a very busy, successful company. We also talk about Ella’s own childhood and how it’s shaped how she is now raising her own daughters. I really loved my conversation with Ella, and I hope you enjoy it too. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so do come and join us there.
02/09/2153m 47s

Re-release - How to heal yourself with Dr. Nicole Le Pera

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. Dr. Nicole Le Pera, who you might know as the holistic psychologist, was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the School for Social Research. As a clinical psychologist with her own private practice, she found herself really frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. And I know many of you have experienced that and I have experienced that myself. Wanting more for her patients and for herself. She began a journey to develop a philosophy of mental, physical and spiritual health to help people heal themselves. After experiencing the life-changing results herself, she began to share what she’d learned with others—and soon “The Holistic Psychologist”, now with over 3.5 million followers, was born. This work and this conversation that we have is a paradigm shift. Her teachings empower us in actually quite simple ways to break free from the generational cycles that we get stuck in and to create who we really are and who we want to become. This is what she calls self-healing. The massive changes I have experienced in myself have not come from traditional therapy. They have come from me observing a behavior in myself I want to change, trying a new behavior and becomming aware of what I have noticed. Journaling is probably the cornerstone of that practice for me, and that’s why you hear me talk about it week in and week out. This is a really important conversation. We talk about how behaviors get passed down through the generations. There is nothing more profound for us to do as mothers and parents than to work on our own stuff. The sad truth is that what we don’t heal we can pass on. And that is why this inner work is so important. This conversation is like the masterclass about why that is and how to do it. I wish every parent could listen to this conversation. What a shift we would see in the world. If you enjoy it and it resonates and you feel empowered and inspired please share it. It was amazing for me to sit with Dr. Nicole. I hope you enjoy it. We talk about: 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
26/08/211h 6m

Re-release - How to stop living on autopilot and create the life you really want with Dr. Tara Swart

This week’s guest is Dr. Tara Swart. Tara is a medical doctor, a neuroscientist, a psychiatrist, a lecturer at MIT, a business coach - and she’s also the author of the best-selling book, ‘The Source’. Tara teaches people how to apply lessons from neuroscience and behavioural psychology in simple and achievable ways to enhance our everyday lives for the better. In the episode, Tara shares about how we have the power to create whatever we want in our life through understanding how the brain works. We talk about how so many of us are living on autopilot and not asking ourselves the profound question, 'What do I really want out of life?'. We also talk about the science behind the law of attraction, manifestation, journalling and gratitude, which are all tools we explore regularly here on the podcast. This felt like such a timely conversation to have - here in the UK, we have just gone back into lockdown so speaking with Tara was a real gift. I hope you find it helpful. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: The Mumma’s Village offers evidence-based antenatal and postnatal education both in-person (Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire) and via Zoom. Use the discount code MOTHERKIND and get 10% off when you sign up. The Source by Dr. Tara Swart Learn tools to better support yourself and your children emotionally through the coronavirus pandemic. Join The Family Reset Plan workshop for a limited introductory price of £25. It’s FREE for all NHS Staff! Register today! 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 Dr. Tara Swart Dr. Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, executive advisor, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, and author of best-seller ‘The Source’ which has translations in 36 global territories. Tara is passionate about disseminating simple, pragmatic neuroscience-based messages that change the way people live and work. She personally advises a small number of individuals via personal recommendation only, and speaks at major conferences globally. You can find out more about Tara and her work via her website. You can also connect with Tara on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
19/08/211h 0m

Re-release - How to become the person you were meant to be with Laurie Gerber

I have a fantastic episode for you this week. I’m speaking with Laurie Gerber, who is an Executive and Senior Coach at the Handel Group, which is one of the world’s leading coaching businesses. The Handel Group work with some of the world’s top celebrities, including Eva Longoria and Hugh Jackman. Laurie works with clients to maximise their ability to thrive across every single area of their life. Laurie shares her own story and how she came to this work after realising there was an area in her own life that needed unlocking before she could be fully empowered to live the life she dreamed. We talk a lot about empowerment during the episode and how to become the person you were meant to be. We also talk about how we can ‘alchemise’ the way that we were parented and show up for our children differently. I was really inspired by Laurie’s message – I think you’ll be able to hear the symmetry and energy between us in our conversation and I hope you enjoy the episode!
11/08/2146m 38s

Re-release - Why parenting is generational with Philippa Perry

After reading The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did), I knew I had to get Philippa Perry on the podcast. She is a renowned psychotherapist, author, journalist, and television presenter, and the wife of artist Grayson Perry. In this episode, she helps us unpack what gets in the way of connecting with our children. She would like children to be able to tell their parents absolutely anything. And, as parents, she says it could be dangerous to close that down. If we can have a strong healthy connection with our kids, the future can take care of itself. We dig into: How to have connected, trusting relationships with our children (even if we didn't have that with our own parents) What gets in the way of having a good connection with our kids and what can enhance it The trouble with not feeling our own pain The generational cycles of parenting What does it mean to give our kids 'enough' attention Authenticity vs perfection parenting How to help children express anger without acting out There is so much heart and wisdom in this exchange with Philippa. I hope you can feel it too.
05/08/211h 3m

How to challenge your imposter voice with Dr. Jessamy Hibberd

I have a beautiful conversation for you today with Dr. Jessamy Hibberd. She is a clinical psychologist, a speaker, and best selling author. We chat about her approach to happiness and managing the mind, and we take a deep dive into her new book The Imposter Cure and how to challenge our imposter voice. I wonder if you experienced imposter syndrome? I know I have. I actually think many of us experience it whether at work or home or both. The ideas we discuss feel transformational, moving us past this idea that we are a fraud and into this idea that we are just a human doing your best with good days and bad days as everyone else. If you are listening and thinking about a friend who is perhaps experiencing imposter syndrome and you wish they could see how untrue that is, please do share this episode. I really hope you enjoy it. We chat about: Her approach to happiness Managing the mind How to challenge your imposter voice The fundamental idea: You are not your thoughts Her new book The imposter Cure
29/07/2149m 45s

How to find inspiration everywhere with Light Watkins

My guest today is internationally acclaimed meditation teacher, speaker, and author Light Watkins. I’ve been looking forward to this conversation for a really long time having followed Light’s work for a while now. I think you’ll agree with me that he has an incredibly calming and grounding energy that I hope in turn helps you feel those qualities while you listen. Light explains how he committed to sending out a daily dose of inspiration everyday to his email list beginning from 2016. Some of those emails have now come together in Light’s new book, Knowing Where to Look, 108 daily doses of inspiration. We talk about the power of consistency and what it took to send out a daily email like that. And also how it is possible to find inspiration wherever we look. Light shares how we can all find inspiration just by training ourselves to look for it. I talk about that a lot, that what we focus on gets bigger. This isn’t about ignoring those challenging feelings and the hard stuff at all. We have to process that. We just also need to be able to hold the duality of focusing on what is good as well. We chat about: The power of consistency How to find inspiration wherever we look His new book Knowing Where to Look, 108 daily doses of inspiration
22/07/2155m 27s

Well-being tools for when you have no time with Richie Norton

This week’s guest says that we can start to feel better, more alive, and more vital in just one minute. Richie Norton is an ex-professional rugby player turned yoga and breathwork practitioner. An injury sadly ended his sports career, but then he discovered the transformative power of yoga and breathwork and has spent the past 10 years working alongside sports teams, entrepreneurs and celebrities to help them maximise every aspect of their physical and mental health. You might be thinking his current life set-up feels very far from ours, he is not a parent and his time is still somewhat his own, but the reason I was so keen to speak with Richie is his incredible way of making powerful well-being intentions really accessible. I think that Richie really gets what it is like to be time-poor yet wanting to feel different and better. I love his energy and I hope you do too. Speaking with him really connected me to this incredible power that we all have to feel differently and do something no matter how short on time we are to help us feel better. I hope after listening to this episode you feel inspired to take even just a minute to do something for yourself today. We chat about: What can you do if you just have one minute 5-minute practices What you can do with 10 minutes
15/07/2148m 22s

How to raise emotionally healthy children with Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Dr. Gordon Neufeld is one of the world’s leading child psychologists. I discovered his work because he co-authored a book with Gabor Mate. Who, as you know if you have been a long-time listener, has been on the podcast and has had a huge impact on me. That episode is still one of the most downloaded that we have ever had on the podcast. Gordon co-authored a book with Gabor called Hold on To Your Kids. Scheduling this episode has been 2 years in the making. I really want to speak with the leading authorities in their field. These people are incredibly busy and hard to schedule, including this one with Gordon. His bio is too extensive to list it all here, but briefly, he has worked as a child therapist and consultant for over 40 years, is a best-selling author, international speaker and consultant and founder of the Neufeld Institute. Dr. Neufeld’s life’s work and his passion has been to help adults provide the conditions for children to flourish. He is a father of five and a grandfather to six. This is an incredibly powerful episode. Especially when I asked him about how I handled a situation with Jessie just earlier this week. And I think you’ll be surprised by his answer just as I was. Light bulbs were going off for me this entire episode and I learned so much from our conversation. My main takeaway from this episode is that emotional health is messy. So much of what we think of as good in our children is actually them repressing their big messy loud feelings and he talks brilliantly about some of the consequences of that and what happens when children start to repress their feelings when they don’t think their parents can handle it. We chat about: What is peer attachment vs peer orientation? Why emotional health is messy and how to work through it A recent situation I had with Jessie and Gordon’s advise Where is the story of emotional health? Working with the emotional playground The consequences of our children holding back their feelings As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Neufeld Institute - website Hold on to your kids - book 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 Dr. Gordon Neufeld Before he retired, Dr. Gordon Neufeld had accumulated more than 40 years of experience as a clinical psychologist with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld continues to be an international speaker, a best-selling author (Hold On to Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he has devoted the best part of the last two decades to creating courses for parents, teachers and helping professionals. These courses are offered primarily through the Neufeld Institute – an online educational institute and world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld’s life’s work has been to help adults provide the conditions for children to flourish. He is a father of five and a grandfather to six.
08/07/2155m 45s

The Key to Unlocking Your Mind’s Potential with Dominique Antiglio

Have you heard of Sophrology? No, well, I hadn’t actually either until I started preparing for this episode. And now I’ve got to say, I’m really excited about it. Sophrology is a form of dynamic meditation practice - the Guardian calls it the “dynamic young cousin” of mindfulness - and the Independent said “While many people try and fail to reap the benefits of meditative practices, taking up Sophrology could be the key to unlocking your mind’s potential." Dominique Antiglio is the world’s leading Sophrologist, she is a best-selling author and founder of BeSophro, a global Sophrology platform. She is also a mum to 5-year-old Elliot. She specialises in stress management, anxiety reduction and burnout prevention. Three things that I think every mother on the planet experiences. It can be done lying down, sitting, standing up and even whilst moving, and combines breathwork, meditation, visualisation exercises and light body movement to engage both the mind and body to bring you into presence so you can better manage daily pressures. Generally, practising it teaches you how to become more mindful of your needs, strengths, limits and your capabilities so that we can create capacity within ourselves to better manage life’s challenges. I loved both learning about Sophrology and getting to know Dominique. She is incredibly inspiring. I think you’ll agree I found her energy really calming and grounding. This was a very calming episode. I hope you love it. As ever, if you did please review it. Let’s get the world out there to support more mothers. We chat about: What is Sophrology How she got into it Her decision not to have more children. Managing burnout Her powerful mantra As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: BeSophro - website The life-changing power of Sophrology - book Instagram 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 Dominique Antiglio The world’s leading Sophrologist (a dynamic meditation specialist), a best-selling author and founder of BeSophro, a global Sophrology platform. Dominique specialises in stress management, anxiety reduction and burn-out prevention. Her best-selling book The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology was the first widely published book on Sophrology in English and is now the leading authority on the subject. After running a successful osteopathy practice in Switzerland and feeling lost in her career, she made the difficult decision to close her business and move to London, UK to start a new life and start her second career as a Sophrologist – a profession people had never heard of outside of a few European countries. Single-handedly, she has built up Sophrology to become part of the health and wellness mainstream, in a similar vein to mindfulness, meditation and yoga, and she continues her mission to spread the word about how the practice can benefit the world. Dominique and her work regularly features in the likes of The Guardian, Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent, BBC, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan and more.
01/07/2150m 50s

The messy middle with Clemmie Telford

This week's guest is Clemmie Telford. Many of you will know Clemmie. She is a podcaster, creative strategist curator of the Mother of All Lists blog and now author. What you might not know is that I've known Clemmie since she was 18. One of her best friends from university is also one of my best friends from where I grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon. So, we have known each other a very long time. It is always such a joy to get to chat with her. In this episode we start by talking about the impact this past year has had on her. Like so many of us, it has led her to question a lot, deepening her own path of self-inquiry. She bravely and honestly shares what it's like for her right now. She is in what I call the messy middle when you begin to question your own life. Motherhood is a huge trigger for this. It’s a time when we begin to question who we are beyond society's expectations. She is asking herself this question - Who am I really? Clemmie also has a new book out called But Why? She attempts to get to the bottom of some of life's trickiest questions. We talk about what this process has been like for her and the new direction her career has taken her in. I hope you enjoy this episode. It is very real, raw, and honest and I am sure many of you will relate and find comfort and truth in her words. We chat about: The impact this year has had on her The messy middle Asking ourselves: Who am I really? What she learned from writing But Why?
24/06/2149m 9s

Empowered transitions with Alister Gray

Welcome to this episode of The Motherkind podcast. This week is with Alister Gray. He is a transformational coach who infuses neuroscience, intuition, psychology, mindfulness and meditation into his coaching. He is also the founder of Mindful Talent and co-founder of Mindful Talent Training Academy, which delivers coach and leadership training and workshops to some of the biggest brands in the world. This is a special episode for me because Alister is also my coach. I did the advanced transformational coach training with Mindful Talent. It was an incredible experience, and I still work with Alister today as part of his mastermind group. I find Alister incredibly inspiring. A few years back, Alister realised his life was out of alignment. He looked very successful on the outside but he felt totally lost on the inside. He also felt disconnected and stressed and I know many of us including myself know what this feels like. As it is with so many people, it was his body that first started showing the signs and he shares the story in this episode. If you have ever felt like your life looks good on paper, but you don’t feel joy and connection, then this episode is going to be incredibly powerful for you. Since then, Alister has been on a path to help others realize their real potential. Including me. I challenge you not to cry over the gift he wishes for all mothers. It’s so beautiful. We talk about: His recent move to Costa Rica with his family Where does safety and security come from The work he and his partner did prior to the birth of their daughter How he jumped from a profession in recruitment to coaching What does he say to people who are at the start of considering a transition How he keeps faith and trust during challenging times His intention as a father to Rumi His gift for all mothers in the world and why LAST FEW SPACES FOR MY GROUP PROGRAMME BEGINNING 23 JUNE I believe never before has the need for connection, sharing and support been greater for mothers. So, for the FIRST TIME EVER I'm launching a month-long group coaching programme. Think of it as a boost of self-love, calm and joy setting you up perfectly for the summer break. Spaces are limited AND I'm offering it at a massive discount (in return for feedback). It will fill up very fast - go to https://www.motherkind.co/group-programme to secure your place in the circle.
17/06/2156m 34s

Re-release: Breaking the superwoman addiction with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

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 +++
11/06/2147m 29s

The secret to enriching your child's emotional health with Kate Silverton

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.
03/06/2152m 59s

How society fails mothers with Eliane Glaser

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.
27/05/2154m 10s

The motherhood penalty with Joeli Brearley

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
24/05/211h 0m

How to be you with Lorraine Pascale

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.
14/05/2148m 5s

The power of slowing down with Fiona Arrigo

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.
12/05/2157m 13s

The power of slowing down with Fiona Arrigo

This episode is all about the power of slowing down. Even if just for a few minutes a day. My guest is Fiona Arrigo. Fiona is an internationally acclaimed intuitive healer, mental life teacher, qualified psychotherapist and biodynamic psychologist. She is acknowledged as a leader in her field. For the past 35 years, isn’t that amazing, she has been running a really famous retreat in Somerset called Arrigo Programme which brings together her approach of working through trauma and stress. Which is all about liberating and shifting energy. Reading the reviews of the retreat lots of people 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. It was really exciting to be able to chat with her at this time. And 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 About Fiona Arrigo Fiona Arrigo, Founder of The Arrigo Programme, is an internationally acclaimed Intuitive Healer, Biodynamic Psychotherapist, Mentor and Life Teacher. She is recognised as a leader in her field and her profound healing system, The Arrigo Programme , developed over 40 years of experience, draws on a lifetime’s study of ancient teachings and attracts clients from across the world with its ability to transform through lasting change. 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.
06/05/2156m 28s

The equation for happiness with Mo Gawdat

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.
29/04/211h 1m

The power of surrender with Nicky Clinch

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.
22/04/2159m 23s

A shortcut to calm with Jessica Ortner

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
15/04/2155m 40s

The exhausted person's guide to thrive with Selina Barker

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.
08/04/2154m 59s

A radical approach to marriage with Kaley and Nate Klemp

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.
01/04/2159m 45s

You have more power than you think with Jen Gale

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.
27/03/2145m 49s

How to heal yourself with Dr Nicole Le Pera

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.
18/03/211h 8m

Why your childhood still matters today with Stephanie Stahl

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.
11/03/211h 0m

Why it's time to rethink what being a 'good' mother means with Heather Chauvin

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.
04/03/2148m 14s

In a world of uncertainty - the one thing you can control with Marisa Peer

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.
25/02/211h 8m

The virtues of separation with Amy Ransom

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
18/02/2141m 39s

How to become your true self with Emmy Brunner

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.
12/02/2151m 44s

How to protect your energy with Jane Tavakalian

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!
04/02/2151m 11s

Being born as a mother with Latham Thomas

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!
28/01/211h 4m

Why parenting is generational with Philippa Perry

After reading The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your  Children Will Be Glad That You Did), I knew I had to get Philippa Perry on the podcast. She is a renowned psychotherapist, author, journalist, and television presenter, and the wife of artist Grayson Perry. In this episode she helps us unpack what gets in the way of connecting with our children. She would like children to be able to tell their parents absolutely anything. And, as parents, she says it could be dangerous to close that down. If we can have a strong healthy connection with our kids, the future can take care of itself. We dig into: - How to have connected, trusting relationships with our children (even if we didn't have that with our own parents) - What gets in the way of having a good connection with our kids and what can enhance it - The trouble with not feeling our own pain - The generational cycles of parenting - What does it mean to give our kids 'enough' attention - Authenticity vs perfection parenting - How to help children express anger without acting out There is so much heart and wisdom in this exchange with Philippa. I hope you can feel it too. 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!
21/01/211h 4m

How to make your peace of mind a priority with Sheri Riley

Sheri Riley says that peace is the new success and we need to make it our highest priority. I absolutely love that and I’m so pleased she joined me for such a powerful and uplifting conversation on the Motherkind podcast. We think that pursuing peace means that we need to calm down or slow down. She says the opposite is true and that the power of peace is what is going to enhance our lives and fill the void. Real, internal, palpable, and substantive peace. I could list a dozen more bullets about what we dug into, here are just a few: - Sheri's breakdown to breakthrough - How Sheri did a 360-degree transformation of her life - How to put interconnectedness and calm first - Why is peace the new success - How do you stop putting 100% of your time on 10% of who you are expecting 100% of your fulfillment - How do you love the career you have and your life Big gratitude to Zendium for supporting me and the podcast. Zendium toothpaste naturally strengthens your mouth’s natural defenses and reduces bad bacteria responsible for dental problems. 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. It’s available for both adults and children. 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.
14/01/2157m 27s

Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee joins me on the podcast, and we jump right into a very honest and passionate conversation from the start. He believes that everyone has the ability to feel better. The solution isn’t always in a pill. It’s a lifestyle prescription. And, he’s taking a stand: people are needlessly suffering and this is preventable and unacceptable. After many years of seeing patients, he has come to the realisation that all of us can feel much better than we currently do and good health is accessible to every single one of us. He’s written four books and his latest, Feel Great Lose Weight, offers a simple five-step plan to feel better, sleep well and move more. I read every single word of this book and loved it. This book has so much power and richness in it. And it’s about so much more than losing weight. You can hear the compassion in his voice throughout this episode. He was so open and honest and generous. I hope you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did. In this episode we get into: - Rangan's incredibly honest experience of 2020 - Generational imprinting - Obesity and adverse childhood experiences - I challenge him on why he wrote a book on weight loss - How Covid can bring us a greater awareness of ourselves 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. 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. It’s available for both adults and children. 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.
29/12/201h 0m

Gelong Thubten (re-release)Is happiness a choice

This week I thought, with the New Year, it would be great to re-release a fantastic chat I had with Gelong Thubten, who is a meditation teacher and author of the fantastic book, ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness’. Thubten was led to completely change his life after suffering from burnout in his early 20s. This led him to a Buddhist monastery in Scotland where he studied and was ordained as a monk. Since then, Thubten has been sharing his wisdom worldwide and is a pioneer in mindfulness meditation. Thubten has over 20 years worth of experience working with schools, universities and businesses, such as Google. He’s lectured at institutions like Oxford and the UN and, he worked as a consultant on the Marvel Movie, ‘Dr. Strange’. In our conversation, we unpacked what happiness really is and we talked about how can we find freedom from our 'crazy minds'. We also talked about meditation, of course, and Thubten did a great job re-framing some of the resistance that we often feel towards meditation. Thubten also gives guidance around how the practice can support our children and the way we show up as parents. I really loved our conversation, and hope you enjoy it too. DISCOUNT FOR THE MOTHERKIND COMMUNITY As you may already know, I’m very excited about our sponsor, Zendium toothpaste. Zendium is the number 1 trusted toothpaste brand by dentists in Scandinavia. Zendium’s kids toothpaste contains natural enzymes already present in the mouth. So every time they brush, it boosts their mouth’s natural defences, giving them extra power to fight the causes of dental problems. Zendium Kids and Junior toothpastes have mild flavours that are perfect for kids’ delicate mouths and are free from SLS a foaming agent that can irritate children’s gums. 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!
21/12/201h 0m

Joanna Fortune (re-release)- How to profoundly connect with your child(in just 15 minutes a day)

This week I’m delighted to re-release this popular and important episode with the lovely Joanna Fortune. Joanna is a clinical psychotherapist, an attachment specialist, and the author of the brilliant series of books, ’15 Minute Parenting’. Joanna has been working with children and families for over 20 years. She came up with the fantastic concept of ‘15 Minute Parenting’ after hearing from parents over and over again that, often, they only had 15 minutes of quality time every day to connect with their children. The books centre around how we can use play to connect with our children, underpinned by Joanna’s years of experience in psychotherapy and attachment theory. We had such a great conversation, exploring self-parenting and taking care of our own stuff as the caregivers for our children. We also talk about our inner critic and relationship with shame – and how to be aware of when we might be passing this on to our children. And towards the end of our conversation, we talk about play and some of Joanna’s 15-minute parenting ethos that can help us connect with our children in just 15 minutes a day. Zendium is the number 1 trusted toothpaste brand by dentists in Scandinavia. Zendium’s kids toothpaste contains natural enzymes already present in the mouth. So every time they brush, it boosts their mouth’s natural defences, giving them extra power to fight the causes of dental problems. Zendium Kids and Junior toothpastes have mild flavours that are perfect for kids’ delicate mouths and are free from SLS a foaming agent that can irritate children’s gums. 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!
21/12/2059m 36s

The Happy Pear - How to feel more energised when you have no energy

My guest's today believe living healthier happier lives is all about making tiny different choices every day. Steve and David Flynn of The Happy Pear probably need no introduction. It all started in 2004, when they opened a vegetable shop in a small seaside town in Ireland. Fast forward 15 years, the Happy Pear now consists of 4 cafes, 40 products, 6 online courses, 4 cookbooks, a farm, a roastery, and hundreds of amazing employees and a community of over 1 million people living healthier! On this episode we get into: - Our ability to be present and to find joy no matter how hard - The power of connection - The most important thing for health and happiness - The Happy Health Plan - their new book just released this month Their mission is still the same, to help everyone to get healthier and be happier. I hope this episode will bring you as much joy as it did for me. This episode is kindly sponsored by Zendium, for 20% please go to Zendium.co.uk and use code MOTHERKIND This episode is kindly sponsored by Tonies www.tonies.com - screen-free storytelling for children.
15/12/2058m 16s

Dr Abigail Gewirtz - How to talk to your children about hard and scary things

This week’s guest is Dr. Abigail Gewirtz. A child psychologist and leading expert on families under stress. I felt called to get her on the show as soon as possible in the midst of Covid 19 and the big issues that are confronting society. Dr. Gerwirtz is most interested in answering two questions: How do families cope when stressful events hit? How can parents manage their own worries in order to help their children be resilient in the face of hard times? This episode is kindly sponsored by Zendium, for 20% please go to Zendium.co.uk and use code MOTHERKIND This episode is kindly sponsored by Tonies www.tonies.com - screen-free storytelling for children
08/12/2049m 8s

Why you need to take your emotions seriously with Kimberley Wilson

This week’s guest is Kimberly Wilson. Kimberley is passionate about the power of psychology to transform lives. She is a Chartered Psychologist, author and visiting lecturer working in private practice in central London. In this powerful episode, Kimberley shares why we need to take our emotions seriously and what can happen when we don't. This episode is kindly sponsored by Zendium, for 20% please go to Zendium.co.uk and use code MOTHERKIND This episode is kindly sponsored by Tonies www.tonies.com
02/12/2051m 34s

Is it possible to find joy in the mundane? with Alexi Panos

This week’s guest is Alexi Panos. A best selling author, impact entrepreneur, vlogger and humanitarian, Alexi is truly a next generation thought leader. She is insanely committed to empowering others to activate and own their greatness and live a life they are completely obsessed with. All this with 3 kids under the age of 3! Here is what we discuss during this episode: - What does it mean to allow life's messiness to become part of the joy Motherhood - the greatest ego death of them all - The tension between our professional and parenting aspirations - How and why to fall in love with the unknown - How our greatest work could be finding joy in the mundane - Spiritual tourism, what is it and how to overcome it
25/11/201h 4m

How to break free from always being the good girl with Kasia Urbaniak

In this episode with Kasia Urbaniak we take a deep dive into good girl conditioning. This week’s guest is Kasia Urbaniak. Kasia is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence. Kasia's perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as a professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught hundreds of women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities.
18/11/201h 4m

How to stop living on autopilot and create the life you really want with Dr. Tara Swart

This week’s guest is Dr. Tara Swart. Tara is a medical doctor, a neuroscientist, a psychiatrist, a lecturer at MIT, a business coach - and she’s also the author of the best-selling book, ‘The Source’. Tara teaches people how to apply lessons from neuroscience and behavioural psychology in simple and achievable ways to enhance our everyday lives for the better. In the episode, Tara shares about how we have the power to create whatever we want in our life through understanding how the brain works. We talk about how so many of us are living on autopilot and not asking ourselves the profound question, 'What do I really want out of life?'. We also talk about the science behind the law of attraction, manifestation, journalling and gratitude, which are all tools we explore regularly here on the podcast. This felt like such a timely conversation to have - here in the UK, we have just gone back into lockdown so speaking with Tara was a real gift. I hope you find it helpful.
12/11/201h 2m

How Addiction Gets Passed Down the Generations with Josh Connolly

This week, I’m speaking with Josh Connolly. Josh is a coach, a speaker and one of the UK’s most influential advocates for mental health. He is the child of an addict and an addict in recovery himself. Josh is also a dad of four and in this episode, we really unpack how dysfunction, trauma and addiction get passed down through the generations. We speak about how we can help people we know who struggle with addiction and how we can help ourselves if we struggle with addiction and the tendency to avoid our feelings. Josh also speaks passionately about how positive thinking and spiritual bypassing can be dangerous – and why this seems to be so prevalent in the wellbeing space at the moment.   I really loved our conversation – I’m really passionate about this topic and I hope you find it helpful. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
05/11/201h 0m

Why breathwork is your super power with Richie Bostock

This week, I’m really excited to be speaking with Richie Bostock. Richie is a breathwork coach, author and speaker, and he’s made it his mission to spread the life-changing possibilities of breathwork. Richie’s book, Exhale, is fantastic and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about using your breath for healing.  No-one ever really teaches us ‘how’ to breathe and so many of us are actually breathing in ways that aren’t serving us. In the episode, we explore how we can change the way that we feel through the way that we breathe. Richie also shares some simple breathing techniques that you can use throughout your day to help shift your energy and feel better. We also talk about how breath can be used for healing and why sometimes it can be more effective to start with bodywork practices, such as breathwork, than with traditional talking therapy. I am absolutely fascinated by breathwork and I loved this conversation with Richie, I think you’ll find it really practical and helpful. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
29/10/2050m 24s

How to Begin Your Healing with Susy O'Hare

I’m excited to share this week’s conversation with you. I’m speaking with Susy O’Hare, who is an author, a meditation teacher and a mother to three, very soon to be four, children. Susy’s first book is called ‘Diary of an ADHD Mum’ and since then, her work has expanded to talk about the huge importance of healing ourselves, instead of trying to ‘fix’ our children. Susy and I both believe this is the most profound way to raise our children – and we have a really deep conversation around this topic. We talk about allowing ourselves to understand that our children are our mirror, reflecting back what work we need to do on ourselves. Susy shares her wisdom from a very grounded, down-to-earth place. She’s a busy working mum and life hasn’t always looked this way for her. Susy shares her own traumas and how she felt she got her parenting ‘wrong’ for a long time, until the gift of her daughter arrived which was the start of her healing journey. I think you’ll find this a really inspiring conversation. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co.
22/10/2055m 41s

Is Happiness a Choice with Gelong Thubten

This week I’m speaking with Gelong Thubten, who is a meditation teacher and author of the fantastic book, ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness’. Thubten was led to completely change his life after suffering from burnout in his early 20s. This led him to a Buddhist monastery in Scotland where he studied, and was ordained as a monk. Since then, Thubten has been sharing his wisdom worldwide and is a pioneer in mindfulness meditation. Thubten has over 20 years worth of experience working with schools, universities and businesses, such as Google. He’s lectured at institutions like Oxford and the UN and, he worked as a consultant on the Marvel Movie, ‘Dr. Strange’. In our conversation, we unpacked what happiness really is and we talked about how can we find freedom from our 'crazy minds'. We also talked about meditation, of course, and Thubten did a great job re-framing some of the resistance that we often feel towards meditation. Thubten also gives guidance around how the practice can support our children and the way we show up as parents. I really loved our conversation, and hope you enjoy it too. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
15/10/2058m 17s

How to be hopeful with Bernadette Russell

This week, I’m speaking with Bernadette Russell, who is an author and expert on hope and kindness. Bernadette has written a number of books on kindness, hope and wonder. Her newest book is called ‘How to Be Hopeful: Your Toolkit to Rediscover Hope and Help Create a Kinder World’, which I think is such a beautiful message for these times. In the episode, we talk about kindness, compassion and the power of hope. Bernadette shares how one incident totally changed her outlook and the trajectory of her life. We also explore why being hopeful is so important to connect us to feelings of joy and positivity. We have a really interesting discussion around the news - and how to walk the fine line between staying informed and not feeling all consumed by what is going on in the world around us. the news around us. I loved our conversation and hope you enjoy it, too. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
08/10/2051m 47s

Why Empathy is a Super Power With Dr. Michele Borba

Sponsored episode in partnership with Barbie. Commissioned by Barbie and led by Cardiff University, ‘Exploring the Benefits of Doll Play through Neuroscience’ is the first scientific study using neuroscience to explore the positive impact doll play has on children. Through Neuroscience, research found that doll play activates brain regions that allow children to develop empathy and social information processing skills, even when playing by themselves. In the episode, I speak with Dr. Michele Borba, who is a world-renowned parenting expert and author of 22 books. Dr. Michele is known as ‘America’s most trusted parenting expert’, and her most recent book, UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About-Me World, helps parents to develop empathy in their children. We have a fantastic conversation all about empathy, and why exactly it is a super power. I hope you enjoy the episode and for the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co. For more information on the study please visit barbie.com/en-gb/benefitsofdollplay
01/10/2043m 35s

How to become the person you were meant to be with Laurie Gerber

I have a fantastic episode for you this week. I’m speaking with Laurie Gerber, who is an Executive and Senior Coach at the Handel Group, which is one of the world’s leading coaching businesses. The Handel Group work with some of the world’s top celebrities, including Eva Longoria and Hugh Jackman. Laurie works with clients to maximise their ability to thrive across every single area of their life. Laurie shares her own story and how she came to this work after realising there was an area in her own life that needed unlocking before she could be fully empowered to live the life she dreamed. We talk a lot about empowerment during the episode and how to become the person you were meant to be. We also talk about how we can ‘alchemise’ the way that we were parented and show up for our children differently. I was really inspired by Laurie’s message – I think you’ll be able to hear the symmetry and energy between us in our conversation and I hope you enjoy the episode! For the full show notes, head over to www.motherkind.co
24/09/2046m 38s

How to profoundly connect with your child (in just 15 minutes a day) with Joanna Fortune

This week I’m delighted to welcome the lovely Joanna Fortune to the podcast. Joanna is a clinical psychotherapist, an attachment specialist, and the author of the brilliant series of books, ’15 Minute Parenting’. Joanna has been working with children and families for over 20 years. She came up with the fantastic concept of ‘15 Minute Parenting’ after hearing from parents over and over again that, often, they only had 15 minutes of quality time every day to connect with their children. The books centre around how we can use play to connect with our children, underpinned by Joanna’s years of experience in psychotherapy and attachment theory. We had such a great conversation, exploring self-parenting and taking care of our own stuff as the caregivers for our children. We also talk about our inner critic and relationship with shame – and how to be aware of when we might be passing this on to our children. And towards the end of our conversation, we talk about play and some of Joanna’s 15-minute parenting ethos that can help us connect with our children in just 15 minutes a day. I really enjoyed our conversation and hope you will, too. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
17/09/2057m 48s

How to do less and have more with Kate Northrup

This week I’m speaking with bestselling author and entrepreneur, Kate Northrup. Kate has reached hundreds of thousands of women through her work online, and through her bestselling books, ‘Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms’ and ‘Money, A Love Story: Untangle your Financial Woes and Create the Life you Really Want’. Kate’s mission is to support ambitious women, particularly mothers, to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. I really resonate with that - and it’s definitely something I need to keep reminding myself of! In the episode, we speak about our experiences in lockdown and the role that many women have taken in the household during this time. We speak about Kate’s experiences with her own mother, and how she saw her overworking. Kate also gives lots of practical tips and tools to help you manage your own time and energy. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co
11/09/2051m 52s

Reflections on Motherhood and Redefining Success with Ella Mills

We’re back after our summer break with a brand-new season of the podcast, and some incredible guests coming up for you. This week, I’m super excited to be speaking with Ella Mills. Ella is the founder and creator of Deliciously Ella. From her early beginnings as a blogger, Ella has grown the brand into a hugely successful company, spanning a number of bestselling cookbooks, an app, a deli in central London and a range of plant-based food products. I’ve been following Ella online for a long time and we had such a brilliant conversation about motherhood and redefining success.  Ella is mum to her daughter Skye, who just turned one. When we recorded this conversation, she was 33 weeks pregnant and getting ready to give birth to her second child. We talked about Ella’s experience of early motherhood from her first pregnancy and what she plans to do differently this time. She shares her journey with guilt and pressure and how she is finding balance as a mother and founder of a a very busy, successful company. We also talk about Ella’s own childhood and how it’s shaped how she is now raising her own daughters. I really loved my conversation with Ella, and I hope you enjoy it too. For the full show notes, head over to www.motherkind.co.
03/09/2055m 24s

Re-Release - Feel Better in Five with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

It’s our final week of August re-releases, where we’re sharing some of our favourite episodes from the last year. This week, I’m delighted to share with you my interview with the wonderful Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, which was one of our most popular episodes from 2019. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is one of the most influential GP’s in the UK with nearly two decades of experience. His podcast, ‘Feel Better, Live More’, is the Number 1 health podcast in the UK and he also has a number of bestselling books. In this interview, which we recorded around the release of his newest book ‘Feel Better in Five’, we talk about how to make changes in your life. Dr. Rangan shares some simple, yet effective shifts that you can bring into your life to feel better, in just five minutes. And in our busy modern lives, five minutes is often all we have! So, I hope you enjoy this week’s episode and I hope it resonates with you, too. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co.
27/08/2057m 25s

Re-Release - How to stop saying yes when you mean no with Sarah Knight

This week, we’re re-releasing the interview I did last year with the brilliant Sarah Knight. Sarah is the author of the ‘No ‘F*ck’s Given’ guides – including the bestselling book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving an F*ck’ and her most recent book, ‘F*ck No!’ This episode does come with an ‘explicit’ warning as there’s quite a bit of swearing - so it might be best to listen with headphones on, away from little ears! In this episode, we talk about how to say ‘no’. I’m a real stickler for keeping boundaries – because it’s so important to protect our precious time and energy. Sarah teaches us how to say no in a number of scenarios, and importantly how not to feel guilty about it afterwards. I think you’ll really enjoy this one. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co
20/08/2043m 58s

Re-Release - Conscious Parenting with Dr. Shefali Tsabary

We’ve got another fantastic re-release for you this week. My interview with Dr. Shefali Tsabary was a really important moment for me on the podcast, having been a huge fan of her work for years. Oprah described Dr. Shefali as the world’s most profound parenting coach – calling her work ‘so profound her ideas might just change the world’. Dr. Shefali’s book, ‘The Conscious Parent’ is my absolute favourite parenting book and it made a real impact on me whilst I was pregnant with Jesse. In this episode, we talk about what conscious parenting is and how it can become a gateway to learn more about ourselves. We also talk about the difference between control and connection, as well as the pressure we put on ourselves as parents. I really hope you enjoy the episode. For full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co.
14/08/2050m 10s

Re-Release - How our childhood shapes every aspect of our lives with Dr. Gabor Maté

This month, we’re re-releasing some of our favourite episodes of the podcast. We start with my interview with Dr. Gabor Maté, which I often refer to as the most important conversation I’ve ever had on the podcast. Dr. Gabor is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, trauma, stress and childhood development. His work has been profoundly impactful in not just my own life, but that of so many others. In this episode, we speak about addiction, childhood trauma, modern parenting practices and the impact of stress on our parenting. Dr. Gabor explains how everything in our lives can be traced back to our childhood and how this impacts the way that we parent now. It’s a really compassionate, judgement-free conversation and I think it might help you to find a deeper understanding of yourself, and your children. I hope you enjoy the episode. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
07/08/2044m 11s

How To Reset with Zoe Blaskey, Dr. Nneka Ikeogu and Dr. Emma Svanberg

Welcome to this week’s podcast, which is actually the last one this season, as we’ll be taking a break through the month of August and re-releasing some of our favourite past episodes. We’ve got an extra special episode for you this week, as I’m joined by Dr. Nneka Ikeogu and Dr. Emma Svanberg to talk about how to reset following the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Dr. Nneka Ikeogu is one of my closest friends from University, and the best Child Psychologist that I know. She’s also the co-founder of Mellownest, a fantastic company which helps parents to take a more mindful approach to parenthood. You might already know Dr. Emma Svanberg – she’s joined us on the podcast before and is known as ‘The Mumologist’. Emma is a Clinical Psychologist, supporting mums through every stage of their parenting journey. We’re teaming up in this episode to talk about why exactly this time has been so challenging for parents, what support your children might need and how to give that to them – and, how you and your family can ‘reset’ after this experience. AND – I’m really excited to share that today is the launch day for my brand new online workshop called The Family Reset Plan, which the three of us also teach together! I’m really proud of what the three of us have created and I can’t wait to share it with you. You’ll learn a bit more about the plan in the episode - and you can also find all the details over at www.familyresetplan.co.uk. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode - and I hope you enjoy The Family Reset Plan! I’d love to hear what you think - please do get in touch and let me know. I hope you enjoy the episode and I hope you enjoy The Family Reset Plan too! For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co.
28/07/2056m 8s

How To Have A Happy Mind With Dr. Sarah Vohra

This week, I’m speaking with Dr. Sarah Vohra, aka The Mind Medic. Dr. Sarah is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 10 years of experience working within the NHS. She’s really passionate about mental health and collaborates with leading companies on mental health initiatives across the globe. You might have heard of Dr. Sarah from her fantastic column in Women’s Health Magazine or through her work with The Telegraph’s weekly Stella Magazine. Her brand-new book ‘The Mind Medic: Your 5 Senses Guide to Leading a Calmer, Happier Life’ was released last week - it’s a great guide, packed full of useful tools, some of which she shares with us here in the episode. We had a fantastic conversation around ways to let go of anxiety, worry and comparison. I think you’ll find some really practical tips to help you navigate through what I’m calling the ‘perfect storm for parents’. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co.
23/07/2043m 20s

Surprising Lessons From Lockdown With Tara Stiles

In this week’s episode, I’m super excited to be speaking with Tara Stiles. Tara is the founder of Strala Yoga, a revolutionary approach to moving, being and healing. Strala is practiced in more than 100 countries, with 1000’s of guides leading classes across the world. Tara is also the author of a number of bestselling books through Hay House, including Strala Yoga and Make Your Own Rules Diet. Tara became a mum a few years ago so I really wanted to talk about how she’s transitioned from running a hugely successful, international business into life as a mother to three-year-old, Daisy. We talk about how Tara has managed to slow down and how she now manages life and business as it continues to grow and expand. We also speak a bit about her experiences of lockdown – Tara is full of energy and so I was curious to hear how the last few months had been for her. And of course, we talk about how to practice yoga with your children. Tara shares some great tips around how to keep it fun and let them be in the practice. I think you’re going to love hearing from Tara in this episode. For the full show notes, head over to www.motherkind.co
16/07/2045m 58s

Breaking The Superwoman Addiction With Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

This week, I’m speaking with the wonderful Amy Taylor-Kabbaz about her work around matrescence. 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. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
09/07/2044m 51s

Why your past doesn't need to define you with Chloe Brotheridge

In this week’s episode, I’m speaking with the incredible Chloe Brotheridge. I’m delighted to welcome Chloe back to the podcast – after appearing in one of our very early episodes right at the very start! Chloe is a hypnotherapist, a coach and the author of two bestselling books, ‘The Anxiety Solution’ and ‘Brave New Girl’. We sat down to talk just as we were going into lockdown and we had such a great conversation that really re-affirmed for me the power of working on ourselves. Chloe talks about how she went from feeling highly anxious to feeling calm a lot of time. She shares her insights about reframing our mindset and having better relationships with others, ourselves and our emotions. Chloe also shares about imposter syndrome and confidence, and how we can totally change our experience of ourselves and our lives through some relatively simple tools. One of the things I love about Chloe is her calming energy which I think just exudes through the whole episode. I hope you enjoy the episode. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co.
26/06/2039m 39s

How to break up with guilt with Anna Mathur

This week, I’m delighted to welcome my friend Anna Mathur back onto the podcast. Many of you will already be familiar with Anna and her incredible work. Anna is a psychotherapist and a mum of three, and she has a fantastic new book out called ‘Mind Over Mother: Every Mum’s Guide to Worry and Anxiety in the First Year’. It’s a brilliant book for mums, no matter how old your children are. Anna and I are so aligned in terms of our passions and our beliefs, and we have many shared experiences from our childhoods growing up. In this week’s episode, we talk about where the idea of ‘not being enough’ comes from and how to reach the core truth, which is that we are all enough, no matter what we do or don’t achieve as mothers and in life. Anna has a real way with words around these deep psychological concepts, which help to make them really accessible and interesting. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co
19/06/2037m 15s

How to heal your relationship with your mother with Brooke Lightstone

This week, I’m excited to introduce you to Brooke Lightstone, whose work I’ve loved for a while. Brooke is a family energy healer, a women’s spiritual guide and meditation teacher and author. Brooke speaks beautifully about working to heal women and mothers. For me, she is the absolute epitome of grace, calm and wisdom and I really enjoyed our conversation.  In this episode, Brooke shares about how she healed her relationship with her own mother. It’s a powerful topic as the ‘mother-daughter’ relationship can be one of the trickiest there is. The term ‘mother wound’ refers to where we feel that our mother wasn’t able to show up for us or didn’t show up in the way we wanted them to.  We have a really touching conversation around this. Brooke shares her journey and how she’s now on a path of healing to release expectations around that relationship so that she can meet her mother ‘human to human’. I hope you enjoy the episode. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
12/06/2040m 53s

Be The Change With Candice Brathwaite

Candice is an activist, influencer and the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, an initiative aiming to encourage a more representative and diverse depiction of motherhood in the media. Her first book, ‘I’m Not Your Baby Mother’ has just been released and I was lucky enough to speak with her on the publication date. And it’s an incredible book - part memoir, part manifesto about black motherhood. We speak about Candice’s childhood, her trauma and how she found herself in this activist role. We had such a great conversation and I think you’re going to love hearing from Candice. I hope you enjoy the episode. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co
02/06/2050m 2s

How to be a model, not a martyr with Glennon Doyle

I can’t tell you how excited I was to have this conversation. When I first started Motherkind, I wrote out a list of dream guests and today’s guest was right at the very top of that list. This week, we welcome the incredible Glennon Doyle to the podcast. If you don’t already know Glennon, she is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, her latest book, ‘Untamed’, which this conversation focuses on and ‘Love Warrior’, which was also named as an Oprah’s Book Club choice. If you haven’t read them, I highly recommend getting yourself a copy.   Glennon is also the founder of a charity called ‘Together Rising’, an all-woman led non-profit organisation that has revolutionised grassroots philanthropy. Glennon has raised over $25 million for women, families and children in crisis. She's also doing some amazing work to support families who find themselves in difficulty through this period of coronavirus. We had a really honest conversation – I definitely shared some things with Glennon which I haven’t shared with anyone else before, apart from perhaps my therapist! What I took away from this conversation is that your mission as a parent is to live a life true to yourself. When we can break free from the training and conditioning that so many of us have had and then model that to our children, we can show them what a life well-lived really looks like.   I hope you enjoy the episode. As always, the conversation continues over on Instagram, so do come and share with us there. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co
18/05/2055m 45s

How to stay together when you're stuck together with Eve Rodsky

I’m so excited for you to hear this week’s episode. We have a returning guest, Eve Rodsky, whose last interview is one of the top three most listened to Motherkind episodes! Eve is working to change society ‘one marriage at a time’, and is the author of the incredible book ‘Fair Play: Share the mental load, rebalance your relationship and transform your life’. If you haven’t listened to her previous episode (Episode 75), I highly recommend you give it a listen. Our current situation has really highlighted exactly what us mothers have to do – the mental load and all the invisible labour to take care of our children and keep our households running.   Eve invites us to treat this moment – this ‘pause’ of real life – as an opportunity to model fairness and equality for our children and our communities. In this episode, we talk about communication - and Eve shares some fantastic ideas for how to communicate with our partners about managing the household fairly. We also explore the ‘dirty dozen’ – the twelve tasks that are causing the most stress at home right now. Eve also talks a bit about home-schooling, which I know is a real pinch point for many of you right now. I really loved our conversation and I hope you enjoy listening to the episode. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co
07/05/2051m 20s

100 Episodes - What I've Learned With Zoe Blaskey

Well, here we are at Motherkind's 100th episode, I can't quite believe it! I asked you all a while ago what you thought we should do in honour of our 100th episode and very flatteringly, you suggested I do a solo episode. So, here it is. In this week's episode, I share a bit about me, the podcast and what I've learned over the course of 100 episodes and many, many incredible guests. Hope you enjoy the episode. For the full episode notes, please see motherkind.co
28/04/2053m 39s

A new way to think about lockdown homeschooling With Natalie Costa

I’ve been hearing from a lot of you over the last few weeks specifically around your concerns about home-schooling. You might be feeling worried that your children will fall behind or that they’re watching too much TV and not doing enough schoolwork. So in this week’s episode, I’m bringing on an expert to help you with some of these challenges. I’m really excited to be speaking with Natalie Costa, who runs a business called Power Thoughts, helping children with negativity and anxiety. Natalie is an ex-teacher – she supports children in everything from academics through to making friends and their body confidence. Natalie shares with us some easy, effective tools to help our children manage their emotions and feelings right now. Natalie also has some amazing ideas if you are feeling the pressure around home-schooling and getting it right. In fact, she says we shouldn’t even call it home-schooling and tells us exactly why in the podcast, so do listen in. I hope you find this week’s episode really helpful – and as always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram so do hop over and let us know what you thought.
17/04/2042m 36s

How To Thrive In Our New Normal With Anita Cleare

Are you still a working parent through this time of a pandemic? Whether you're working from home or out there as a frontline worker, I’m sure your work has changed along with the childcare landscape. This week's episode is with Anita Cleare, a parenting expert who has been supporting working parents for seventeen years. She talks about what children need right now (hint: it isn’t more time) and what we need to do as parents. Anita also shares valuable tips on how to transition from being at work to then coming into parenting. I'm really excited to bring this conversation to you. I hope it's going to be really supportive. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co.
06/04/2052m 58s

How to find peace of mind in a pandemic with Sandy Newbigging

What a time we are in right now. I hope this finds you, and your loved ones, safe and well. This week, I’m speaking with Sandy Newbigging. Sandy is a modern day monk - he teaches meditation and helps people to find calm in amongst their daily life. He’s the author of 12 books and has a number of incredible offerings online via his website. As mums, it is even more challenging for us right now. I’ve been calling it the perfect storm for parents. Life doesn’t stop just because of a global crisis. We may be feeling overwhelmed with fear ourselves and the burden of deciding how to handle matters with our kids, especially with their education. How can we transform that fear and stress into freedom and peace? In this week’s episode, Sandy shares that the only thing we can control right now is our mindset. The place to find peace is the present, and when we leave the present, this is when we tend to fall into stress and fearful thinking. Sandy shares lots of tips to help you do that including his ‘quick reality check’ technique, which can help you be present and stay present in the now instead of worrying about the regrets of the past and unknowns of the future. This episode is for all mums and parents who want to make every moment with their children count. I hope you find it helpful. Please know that I’m here for you so do reach out via email at zoe@motherkind.co or over on Instagram to continue the conversation. For this week's full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co
30/03/2050m 22s

How to talk to your children about Coronavirus with Julia Samuel MBE

This week, I’m sharing a special episode of the Motherkind podcast. We are living in totally unprecedented times of change and unknown. My commitment is to use this podcast to help in any way that I can, so I’m bringing together some incredible guests to support you through this difficult time.   I’m welcoming back Julia Samuel MBE, who appeared on the podcast recently. Julia has a Sunday Times bestselling book out right now, ‘This Too Shall Pass’, which is all about change and I felt that Julia would be perfect to start off this series of experts speaking about the coronavirus. In this episode, Julia shares some brilliant tips and ideas around how to talk to our children about what’s going on right now. She also shares some insight around how to stick together when you’re forced together and becoming aware of each other’s fault lines. We also talk about what you can do to look after your own wellbeing and how to find some positives, and even opportunities, in this situation. I found our conversation really reassuring and calming – and I hope you do too. I am incredibly grateful to have you in my community – please know that I’m here for you so do reach out via email at zoe@motherkind.co or over on Instagram. Now is the time for us to come together more than ever and lead the way in helping others through this challenge.
19/03/2037m 44s

How To Save Your Sanity With Yoga With Hannah Barrett (Yoga Girl London)

TRIGGER WARNING This week I’m speaking with Hannah Barrett, who you might know better as Yoga Girl London. Hannah is a yoga teacher and has a real passion for helping people transform their lives through yoga. Hannah particularly loves supporting mothers, and she specialises in pre and post-natal yoga. This episode comes with a trigger warning: Hannah shares in detail about the trauma she experienced during her daughter’s early days. It left Hannah with PTSD and a huge part of our conversation is how yoga helped her to save her sanity when she felt totally lost and in a very dark place. Even if you’re not into yoga, I think you’ll get a lot from this episode. We talk about self-care, Hannah’s ‘happy habits’ and how she learned how to ask for help, having found that really challenging to start with. I hope you enjoy the episode. For the full episode show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
12/03/2040m 30s

Can motherhood really be an awakening? with Nehanda Truscott-Reid

This week I sat down for a lovely conversation with Nehanda Truscott-Reid. Nehanda is a holistic wellness coach for women and she has an incredibly inspiring story. Raised by a single mother on an estate in Brixton, everywhere she looked, she was surrounded by stories of motherhood linked to pain, sacrifice and struggle.  Through some inspiring inner work, Nehanda reprogrammed her views around motherhood and her life’s work is to help others do the same. We had a really inspiring, wide-ranging conversation. Here’s some of what we talk about: - Nehanda’s struggles to conceive and how she reframed that - How she was able to conceive naturally - The importance of values in parenting - and how they can change as we become parents - Conscious parenting - The parent we thought we’d be vs the parents we actually are – and how to navigate that gap - How to handle the lack of control we have as parents, specifically around who our children are  One of the biggest things I took from our conversation is that how we are is how we will parent – so the biggest gift we can give our children is to work on our own stuff - our triggers, our pain and our anxieties. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode – and if you did, please do share it with a friend or loved one who would find it helpful too. For the full show notes from this week's episode, head over to motherkind.co
05/03/2059m 14s

How to develop a relationship with your inner self with Rebecca Campbell

This week I’m speaking to the wonderful Rebecca Campbell, who is a writer and teacher. Rebecca leads workshops internationally and helps to give people an experience of their soul. She is the bestselling author of the two books, ‘Light is the New Black’ and ‘Rise Sister Rise’. If you haven’t read them yet, I highly recommend them both and particularly ‘Rise Sister Rise’ which really spoke to me about our time to rise as women. Rebecca is a brand-new mum to Sonny, who is five months old. In our conversation, we talk about becoming a mum and the experience of her home birth. We also talk about how to find your purpose and how to connect with that small whisper inside, which Rebecca calls ‘your soul’. We speak about anxiety versus trust, connecting with our intuition and how to really feel our feelings. I really enjoyed speaking with Rebecca and I hope you enjoy the episode. For this episode's full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
27/02/2047m 28s

Why change is messy with Julia Samuel MBE

This week I’m joined by Julia Samuel MBE, who is one of the UK’s leading psychotherapists, specialising in grief and loss. You may already know Julia from her brilliant book ‘Grief Works’ and through her work as Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK, which teaches authorities how to support families to rebuild their lives after loss. We had a beautiful conversation about transition and change. We talk about the change of becoming a mother, which is far more complex and challenging than ever before. We also talk about the constant change of family dynamics and how we can use these moments of transition to help us grow.  Julia’s new book ‘This Too Shall Pass - Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings’ is released in March and is all about the challenge and power of dealing with change. I really enjoyed our conversation - it’s such a privilege to sit with people like Julia who are doing such profound work in the world. My focus right now is trying to reach more mums and parents with the podcast – if this episode resonates with you, I’d love it if you could share it with a friend or loved one. For the full episode show notes, please head over to motherkind.co
20/02/2048m 15s

How Our Relationship With Ourselves Impacts Our Children With Dr. Alexandra Kasozi

This week I’m speaking with Dr. Alexandra Kasozi, a chartered counselling psychologist with a special interest in working with mothers. We had initially intended to frame our conversation around the inner critic and how we speak to ourselves. Whilst we do cover that, as you’ll hear it actually became a far broader, powerful conversation about one of my real passions; working on the relationship we have with ourselves. I really believe that this is one of the most important things we can do as mothers and it was so helpful to have Alexandra’s insight from her years of experience working in this area. We talk about how the way we speak to ourselves becomes internalised and affects how our own children speak to themselves. I share some personal insights from my own journey and Alexandra shares some practical tips and simple things you can do at home to start working on your relationship with yourself. I hope you find it useful. Read the full show notes over at www.motherkind.co
13/02/2052m 9s

Do you get scary thoughts too? with Dr Caroline Boyd

TRIGGER WARNING. This week I’m talking about intrusive, unwanted harm thoughts with Dr. Caroline Boyd. I didn’t realise this before I recorded the episode, but this is a really common issue – as you’ll learn, most parents will at some point experience intrusive, scary, harm thoughts about their children. However, it’s something that just isn’t spoken about, so I’m really glad we’re having this conversation. Caroline is a clinical psychologist, a writer and a mother. We speak about: • Where intrusive thoughts come from and why they happen • How to manage them • I share my own experience with intrusive thoughts • Caroline shares her experience and those of some of the people who took part in her study Our intention is that in listening to this you feel comforted and come to realise how normal this is. If you’d like more information, you can head over to Caroline’s website. If you are concerned by anything this episode raises please go to your GP.
07/02/2049m 12s

How to recover from a traumatic birth with Dr. Rebecca Moore

This week’s episode is a re-release with Dr. Rebecca Moore. Becca is a consultant perinatal psychiatrist with over 20 years experience in treating the psychological aspects of pregnancy, birth and early motherhood. Her clinical expertise covers PTSD, birth trauma, anxiety, depression, and the mum-baby bond. She is also training to be an Integrative Practioner - which is a healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It was great to chat with Becca and learn more about this vitally important area and the work she does. What we cover in this episode: - What birth trauma is and how we know if we need help- What we can do to prepare for birth- The importance of normalising psychologically challenging births- The power of journaling and other ways we can start to process our birth experiences I hope you enjoy the episode. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so once you’ve listened to the episode, come and join me there.
30/01/2047m 34s

Can birth be empowering? with Katharine Graves

This episode is with Katharine Graves - founder of KG Hypnobirthing and one of the first to bring hypnobirthing to the UK. She has personally taught over 3,000 couples and trained 2,000 practitioners in her method. We discuss - can birth really be empowering? Where does the fear of birth come from? How can our mindset help or hinder with birth? For full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co
24/01/201h 3m

Sex and intimacy with Clio Wood

Giving birth is an incredible event yet the recovery from childbirth can take weeks or even months. Many changes occur along the way and one of these could be the relationship between you and your partner, especially in the bedroom. Unfortunately, postnatal sex is very rarely discussed and can be a real source of anxiety for couples. In this week’s episode, &Breathe founder Clio Wood shares her personal experience and insights on how to cope and get back to pleasurable, pain-free sex postpartum. She discusses how to deal with potential resentment between yourself and your partner after childbirth and how to ease your way back in to having sex. She also shares her thoughts on women putting too much pressure on themselves and what mindset to adopt to be more positive about this change in your life. For full show notes, head over to https://www.motherkind.co/
17/01/2038m 31s

The truth about mum guilt with Carolyn Cowan

This week, we welcome Carolyn Cowan back to the podcast. If you’ve been listening for a while, you might remember the last conversation we had together. We had such an incredible response to that episode so I’m excited to welcome her back. Carolyn is a psychosexual and relationship therapist and in this week’s episode, we have a really wide-ranging conversation about relationships, shame and the difference between guilt and shame. As ever, we go quite deep and sometimes into some uncomfortable spaces. One of the things I most love about Carolyn are her practical concepts and ideas – she shares some really helpful advice around how to heal from some of the topics we discuss. I hope you enjoy the episode.
09/01/2051m 47s

How to feel better in five minutes a day with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

In this episode, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee joins us to talk about making behaviour changes in our lifestyle and how all it takes is five minutes every day to create these changes. We talked about his new book, Feel Better In 5, which is about doing three things a day for five minutes each to help change your health, well-being, and mindset. Sit back and join us in this episode that will hopefully inspire you to not only achieve your New Year's resolutions but to make long-term changes to make your life better. For full show notes, please visit www.motherkind.co.
02/01/2057m 37s

Re Release - How was your matrescence? With Dr Alexandra Sacks

This episode is with Dr Alexandra Sacks, a reproductive psychiatrist and global expert on matrescence. Her TED talk 'a new way to think about the transition to motherhood' has now been viewed over 1.5 million times. We chat about: - Her background and how she found a passion for matrescence - What matrescence is and why it's important - Self care post birth - The importance of looking after ourselves - The one gift she would give to all mothers For full show notes see www.motherkind.co www.motherkind.co
20/12/1945m 19s

Building a business and a family with Bloom and Blossom in partnership with Sainsbury's.

In this episode, in partnership with Sainsbury's and the mum-founded brand Bloom and Blossom, I'm joined by the founders Christina Moss and Julia Yule. We chat about the pressures of having five children and being entrepreneurs at the same time, how they handle the good and the bad days, and their journey from kitchen table to becoming the incredible businesswomen that they are today. Episode kindly supported by Sainsbury’s. To claim your FREE Bloom and Blossom gift go to https://www.motherkind.co/podcast-1
12/12/1951m 11s

How to stop saying yes when you mean no with Sarah Knight

It’s the Christmas season! We are always on the move, preparing for the next shopping trip or hopping from one gathering to another. More often than not, it is others who make us participate in these activities, and we feel compelled to say ‘yes’ all the time. And then, when things go awry, we blame ourselves in the end. We ask ourselves, ‘Is there a way to say “no” to all of these things?’ In this episode, we learn the answer to that question with the help of the international best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, Sarah Knight. We are going to talk about how to be more forgiving of yourself and how to take back control of your own life. So, come and join us in today’s episode as we make you realise why saying ‘no’ and being a little selfish is a form of self-care.
05/12/1941m 32s

How to use boundaries to protect your energy with Courtney Burg

People need boundaries to stay grounded and maintain their reserves of energy. Without limits, life can be messy and tricky. Boundaries also teach people to prioritise their feelings over the emotions of other people. In this week’s episode, Courtney Burg talks about boundaries, their importance, and the challenges associated with setting limits. Courtney also shares essential guides on how a person can set boundaries for self-improvement and healing. Tune in to this episode and read some of the key takeaways from our conversation below. Key Takeaways From this Episode: The Healing Process: Courtney recovered from addiction through the 12-step programme. Her sponsor is a close friend. She also resorted to journaling and exercising. (08:13) It is advisable to try new things. Trying new things is essential for self-rebuilding and renewing. (09:13) Technological advancements have allowed the accessibility of different methods of healing. Now, people can talk about their issues with other people who can relate to them and who can help them. (10:00) Understanding Boundaries: Often, people think limitations or ultimatums set out of anger or vindictiveness qualify as boundaries. However, they don’t. (10:33) There is a long list of boundaries that we utilise that, without our knowledge, give power to other people instead. But we realise it once we start feeling anxious, stressed and depressed. (11:25) These feelings are brought by a lack of boundaries or inability to implement limitations in our lives. This inability stems from our inner child, the people-pleasers. (11:41) Having Boundaries: It takes practice to have boundaries. It is normal to feel guilty when setting limits for the first time. (12:21) Part of not having boundaries is the constant need for other’s approval. Courtney felt that if she had limitations, the significant people in her life would leave. (13:11) Letting go of those wrongful beliefs allowed her to engage in deep and authentic relationships with people who matter. (13:27) Dealing with Pushback: You cannot always make everybody happy or proud of you. Be comfortable with being uncomfortable. You will then be comfortable in setting boundaries. (20:31) You can recognise other people’s happiness without sacrificing your own. You are not responsible for other people’s needs and issues. (22:02) Setting boundaries is challenging, but it does not mean it is wrong. (23:41) When dealing with pushback, try writing a journal to sort out your feelings. (24:09) Raising Children with Boundaries: Parents must teach their children to have boundar