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

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 51s

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.
16/09/2152m 13s

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 42s

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.
02/09/2154m 2s

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 53s

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 4m

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
29/07/2150m 0s

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 42s

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 37s

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.
08/07/2156m 0s

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.
01/07/2151m 5s

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?
24/06/2148m 54s

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 19s

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 44s

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.
03/06/2153m 14s

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 25s

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 20s

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 28s

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 0m

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.
22/04/2158m 38s

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
15/04/2154m 55s

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 14s

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 0s

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 4s

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 7m

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.
04/03/2147m 29s

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 7m

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
18/02/2140m 54s

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.
12/02/2150m 59s

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!
04/02/2150m 26s

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 3m

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.
14/01/2156m 42s

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!
21/12/2059m 19s

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!
21/12/2058m 51s

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.
15/12/2057m 31s

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
08/12/2048m 23s

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
02/12/2050m 49s

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 1m

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.
05/11/2059m 56s

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.
29/10/2049m 39s

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.
22/10/2054m 56s

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.
15/10/2057m 32s

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 2s

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
01/10/2042m 50s

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
24/09/2045m 53s

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 3s

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 7s

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.
03/09/2054m 39s

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.
27/08/2056m 40s

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 13s

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 25s

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 26s

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 23s

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 35s

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
16/07/2046m 13s

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.
09/07/2045m 6s

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 54s

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 30s

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.
12/06/2041m 8s

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 17s

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
18/05/2056m 0s

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 35s

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 54s

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 51s

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.
06/04/2053m 13s

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 37s

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 59s

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 45s

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 29s

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.
27/02/2046m 43s

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
20/02/2047m 30s

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
13/02/2051m 24s

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.
07/02/2048m 27s

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.
30/01/2046m 49s

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 2m

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/
17/01/2037m 46s

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 2s

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.
02/01/2056m 52s

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 26s

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 47s

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 boundaries, especially at an early age. (24:39) Children do not need approval or adoration all the time. Parents can teach the act of sharing without forcing the children to share. (26:03) Parents must evaluate the way they are raised to correct unwanted behaviours. In this way, they will not enforce to their children the same practice enforced to them. (28:13) Dealing with Resentment: When you do not have boundaries, you will be resentful because you are not honest with your feelings. (35:14) Having boundaries makes you more connected to people because honesty becomes the foundation of the relationship. (36:11) Setting Boundaries: Spend at least five minutes each day to reflect on your life and ask yourself, ‘What is it that I need?’ Spending alone time is crucial to remain grounded. (38:26) Boundaries are like love letters because it lets you be vulnerable and honest with the people in your life. (46:33)
28/11/1951m 57s

How to find freedom from perfectionism

I’m bursting with excitement for you to hear this week’s episode of the podcast, because it’s my first ever totally solo episode. It also coincides with the launch of my first ever online course, ‘Freedom from Perfectionism’. You might remember a few months ago I asked what you would most like a self-study course on. The overwhelming response from you all was on freedom from perfectionism. This week’s podcast is all about my recovery from perfectionism - which I’m feeling nervous to share as it’s the most personal and vulnerable I’ve ever been, but I trust that by sharing my truth with you it might help you connect to yours. Modern motherhood is unbelievably hard. We have this perfect storm of technology and social media and the rise in parental standards matched with a decline in parental support. I believe if we have any perfectionist tendencies, it can be one of the things that push us over the edge. Perfectionism is the red thread that runs through my own journey of healing – so in this week’s episode, I share how I recovered from it – and am still recovering, daily. I hope you enjoy it.
21/11/1945m 38s

How to heal inherited family trauma and not pass it on with Mark Wolynn

Traumatic experiences can have long-lasting effects. They can even transcend generations. Inherited generational trauma may be the reason why you experience negative emotions and behaviours you cannot explain. However, understanding the nature of family trauma can empower you to start your path towards healing. In this week's episode, Mark Wolynn shares his insights on how the effects of painful experiences can be passed down to children. He teaches ways to recognise the signs of inherited family trauma, as well as how to counteract its effects. By having a deeper understanding of ourselves and our families, people can achieve peace and prevent their children from inheriting the trauma. Generational Trauma: ● Traumatic events follow a cycle where younger generations experience similar traumatic experiences with their parents or grandparents. (10:17) ● Particular milestones, such as marriage or the birth of your first child, can act as triggers. (11:14) ● Traumatic events can leave lasting impressions, such as fear of harming your child, that gets passed down generations. (13:22) ● Like a computer, we already have an integrated operating system that contains the fallout from past family trauma. (16:28) Connecting Your Experiences to Past Trauma ● Recognising generational trauma is difficult since families tend to keep secrets. (15:17) ● However, red flags include unusual emotions and behaviours inconsistent with your personal history. (16:46) ● Struggles in dealing with money, success, or relationships can come from family histories. (15:29) Trauma Language: ● Trauma leaves crumbs that can help people trace the origin of their current mental state. (17:25) ● The brain stores traumatic experiences as fragments of information, many of which are hard to detect consciously. (18:13) ● The exact details of these experiences are challenging to put into words, so they manifest mostly through nonverbal behaviour. (18:38) Reversing Trauma Symptoms: ● Painful experiences alter gene expression, allowing traumatic fallout to affect many generations. (21:06) ● However, research shows that mice who live in positive, low-stress environments show fewer changes in gene expression related to stress. (21:10) ● Humans also benefit from exposure to positive experiences, which can reverse the effects of inherited trauma and prevent further transmission. (22:10) ● People need to regularly practise de-stressing techniques since trauma reversal needs sustained action to be effective. (22:42) On Healing Family Relationships ● Healing is an inner movement, and recovery is a continuous process. (24:47) ● You can start healing even if you still don’t have a good relationship with your family. (25:00) ● A proper technique is to take a photograph of the person, imagine an ideal version of the person, and communicate with it, allowing you to express your thoughts. (25:31) ● Another method is to practise gratitude, which permits you to let go of your pent-up anger and resentment. (29:49) Concrete Steps for Healing Family Trauma: ● Become a trauma detective; reflect and be on the lookout for the verbal and nonverbal cues of trauma. (33:22) ● Trace the trauma back into your family and find where things went south. (33:28) ● Finally, develop a healing mindset to allow you to decouple from inherited trauma. (33:36) ● It's beneficial to have someone who can help double-check ourselves, witness our work, and give feedback. (34:58)
14/11/1946m 0s

Period Power with Maisie Hill

I’m really excited to share this week’s episode with you – I speak with Maisie Hill, author of the fantastic book, Period Power. Maisie is a sought-out after women’s health expert, with decades of experience. Maisie’s book made such a difference to my life – it really helped me to get to grips with my cycle, to understand what my hormones were doing at the different stages and learn how exactly it would impact my mood. I think you’ll find this one a real game-changer – please help to spread the word and share this with at least a couple of friends. All women need to know this! - Maisie’s interest in women’s health and cycles - Why she wrote her book, Period Power - Understanding your hormones, mood and emotions during the various parts of your cycle - How to use this knowledge for an easier experience - Parenting through the different stages of your cycle - The one gift that Maisie would give to all women As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join me there.
07/11/1947m 3s

Why it's time to stop projecting perfect parenthood with Diffusion PR

This week's episode is brought to you in paid partnership with PR agency, Diffusion Together, we commissioned a research study of 1000 mums up and down the country to answer two questions - what are the pressures facing modern mums and does social media help or hinder? In this episode, with Zoe and Natasha Cobain, Director at Diffusion PR and mum of 2, we explore the fascinating results of the survey - and what we can all be doing to shed the pressure of modern motherhood. https://www.diffusionpr.com/home Episode kindly supported by Family Album https://family-album.com/
31/10/1936m 23s

Is it possible for dual-career couples to thrive in love AND work? with Jennifer Petriglieri

This week, I’m talking to Jennifer Petriglieri, a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at INSEAD. Jennifer studied the successful relationships of people who both had successful careers and what she found was absolutely fascinating. Jennifer is also the author of a new book called Couples that work - How dual career couple can thrive in love and work. I’ve been doing some research and two-thirds of all couples in the UK define themselves as having dual careers - this is where both partners feel like they have a career path they are both really invested in their work. So is it possible to have two people highly ambitious on a strong career path and stay happy? Jennifer and I discuss this and more during the episode. I cannot wait for you to listen to this episode I think it's going to be a game-changer, please share your thoughts as always. Episode kindly sponsored by Family Album https://family-album.com/
24/10/1951m 52s

Healing through motherhood with Yoga Girl - Rachel Brathen

This week, I’m talking to Rachel Brathen, who you will probably know better as Yoga Girl! Rachel is an incredible yoga teacher, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author. Rachel has just written a new book, called ‘To Love and Let go: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Gratitude, which comes out in the UK on the 31st October. We talk about the new book quite a bit, as well as two of my very favourite topics: healing and motherhood. Rachel has so much wisdom, humility and humour, I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Here’s what we talk about: - Rachel’s new book, ‘To Love and Let Go’ - Rachel’s reflections on healing from her own journey - Rachel’s experiences of motherhood - How Rachel uses yoga and meditation to show up in the best way for her daughter - The one gift she would give all mothers
17/10/1950m 52s

Conscious Parenting with Dr Shefali Tsabary

Oprah loves her and so do I….it’s a big episode for me this week :-) I had the privilege and honour of interviewing Oprah’s favourite parenting teacher who she called ‘so profound her ideas might just change the world’. I have loved Dr Shefali Tsabary for years - in fact her book The Conscious Parent was the first I read when I found out I was pregnant with Jessie and I’ve read it many times since. Dr. Shefali Tsabary is the author of three best-selling parenting books, an international speaker and a clinical psychologist specialising in the integration of eastern philosophy and western psychology. What we cover in this episode: - What conscious parenting is(and isn’t) - How to move from control to connection - The difference between control and care - What it means to ‘awaken’ - The pressure we put on ourselves and what to do about it - How Dr Shefali came to this work - What to do if you find yourself worrying about your children - The one gift she would give all mothers
10/10/1951m 15s

The new game-changing solution for when you have too much to do with Eve Rodsky

This one’s a bit of a game-changer…in this week’s episode, I’m talking to Eve Rodsky about mental load and invisible labour – a really important topic which we’re hearing a lot about right now. Eve has just written an incredible book, called Fair Play: Share the Mental Load, Re-balance your Relationship and Transform your Life, which walks us through not just the problem but how to actually solve it. Eve spent seven years studying and understanding this topic and her message is that if we really want equality, we have to change how much mental load we are taking on. Reese Witherspoon describes Eve as ‘the Marie Kondo for sorting out your life, not your drawers’…listen in as we speak about: - Why the game is so rigged against us - Eve’s moment of realising that something had to change - Some of the shocking statistics around mental load, invisible labour and inequality - Why the ‘I’m the only one who can do it right’ mentality isn’t helping - The solution – how we can make a change I’ve also got five copies of Eve’s book, ‘Fair Play’ up for grabs – it’s a guide to dividing the mental load and invisible work more fairly in our families. For your chance to win a copy,  head over to my Instagram to enter.
03/10/1958m 0s

How to ease the pressure of modern parenthood with Dr Emma Svanberg

Do you feel the pressure of modern parenthood? You’re not alone. I always say, if you are finding it hard, it’s because it IS hard.  In this week’s episode I chat to Dr Emma Svanberg (known as The Mumologist), who is a clinical psychologist specialising in pregnancy, birth and parenting, about some of those pressures and what we can do to ease them.  Listen to this episode if you want to hear…. - Why we’re parenting in unprecedented times  - How to be a ‘good enough’ mother - Attachment theory and modern parenting - How to choose external childcare  - Feminism, parenting and choice  - How to handle relationship challenges  - The importance of community and vulnerability  I’ve bagged 5 copies of Emma’s new book ‘Why birth trauma matters’ - which is a guide to birth and birth related trauma, what causes it and how you can begin to recover. If you want a chance to win a copy - pop onto my Instagram(@motherkind_zoe) to enter.
27/09/1942m 14s

How to find more ease, grace and space in motherhood with Rebekah Borucki

Do you want to find more ease, grace and space in motherhood? Who wouldn’t?! This week’s episode is with mum of 5, meditation teacher, doula and yoga guide Rebekah “Bex” Borucki. She is author of You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life: Simple 4-Minute Meditations for Inspiration, Transformation, and True Bliss and her new book - Managing the Motherload: A Guide to Creating More Ease, Space, and Grace in Motherhood. Listen to this episode if you want to hear…. - Why being vulnerable is the fastest way to find healing - How to surrender when our children make decisions we don’t agree with - The power of community - Listening to gut feelings and how to build up our intuition - How to combine self-care and taking care of children - How to recover from people-pleasing - How to let go of the opinions of others - Letting go of should’s and supposed to’s Head over to the motherkind instagram (@motherkind_zoe) to win one of 5 copies of Bex’s new book Managing the Motherload: A Guide to Creating More Ease, Space, and Grace in Motherhood.
19/09/1948m 52s

How to find your joy - with Tamu Thomas

In this week’s episode I’m talking with Tamu Thomas, founder of Three Sixty, a wellness brand aimed at women in their late thirties and forties. Tamu delivers her work through holistic life coaching, group work, public speaking, podcasting and writing. Her passion is helping women find their joy.  What does joy mean to you? In her late 30s, Tamu’s life was turned upside down by an existential crisis. After years of confusing achievement with fulfilment, she began to think about life differently and journeyed back towards joy. Today, Tamu describes joy as a calm, peaceful, contented space where we notice small beautiful things that are so often hidden in plain sight when we’re too busy running around. We discuss: -       What joy is to her -       Her experience of anxiety and depression  -       Productivity addiction -       Self-kindness and compassion  -       What she’s teaching her daughter  -       The one gift she’d give all mums
12/09/1938m 34s

How to thrive with anxiety - with Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson is a multi-New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestselling author, a philanthropist and founder of IQuitSugar.com, Australia’s largest digital wellness site. Ever experienced anxiety? Or love someone that does? Sarah Wilson has lived through high anxiety – including bipolar, OCD and several suicide attempts – her whole life. Perhaps like you, she grew tired of seeing anxiety as a disease that must be medicated into submission. So began a seven-year journey to find a more meaningful and helpful take on anxiety. Sarah travelled the world, meeting with The Dalai Lama, Oprah’s life coach, major mental health organizations and hundreds of others in a quest to unravel the knotted ball of wool that is the anxious condition. She emerged with the very best philosophy, science and hacks for thriving with the beast, which she shares in this episode. We chat about: - Why anxiety can be a superpower and serves an evolutionary purpose - Her tools for coping with anxiety day to day a - What she does in a full-blown attack - Anxiety and gut health - The gift she’d give all mothers
05/09/1927m 37s

Re Release: The most important inner work a parent can do with Mastin Kipp

Mastin is a number one best-selling author, speaker and Creator of Functional Life Coaching™ for people who are seeking rapid transformation in their lives. He has been recognised as a “thought leader for the next generation” by Oprah Winfrey. I've followed Mastin for years, and seen him talk a number of times, so it was a real honour to chat with him. Mastin and I chat about:  - What trauma is and how you know if you have it - Mastin's own trauma  - How you can heal from trauma  - Emotional trauma and parenting  - The one gift he'd give to all mothers mastinkipp.com/
30/08/1951m 4s

Re-Release: Dr Kristin Neff - why being kind to ourselves is the kindest thing for our children

Re-releasing this as it had such a profound impact on me. This week I am joined by Dr. Kristin Neff PHD to explore self-compassion, and how we can use this practice to radically improve our parenting and relationships with our children, as well as our relationship with ourselves. Kristin is a world renowned psychologist, and the world’s leading expert on self-compassion. She has a hugely popular TED talk and multiple books on self-compassion. What we cover: - How Kristin became interested in self-compassion - What self-compassion really is, why it isn’t self-indulgent or self-pitying - 'Mirror neurons’ and why they're really important for every parent to understand - Kristin addresses the main blocks to self-compassionate practice that many people have FInd full show notes at www.motherkind.co/podcast For more on Dr Kristin Neff, please see; self-compassion.org/ Kristin’s Tedx Talk at www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4
23/08/1945m 45s

Re-Release: Are you burnt out? With Amelia & Emily Nagoski

What is burnout? How do you know if you are burnt out? And how you recover from it? Emily and Amelia Nagoski are highly accomplished in their fields as individuals, with Emily working as a well-known sex educator and Amelia working as a conductor in the competitive world of classical music. Despite these accomplishments, the two struggled with stress, feelings of inadequacy, and veering towards burnout in their careers, and have since dedicated themselves to educating women across all careers on the factors that lead to burnout and the best way to avoid it. For full show notes go to www.motherkind.co
16/08/191h 6m

Easy nutrition for busy mums - with Nicola Moore

This week's episode is with the lovely Nicola Moore who is a nutritionist and well-being expert she's also been a part of the senior academic team at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition which is probably one of the best schools of its kind in the UK if not in Europe. As you know if you've listened to the podcast, I am fascinated by how what we eat makes us feel. In this episode Nicola and I chat about: What we as busy, tired, often overwhelmed mum's can do to help ourselves in terms of what we’re putting into our bodies. We discuss tips and tools to make it really practical and really easy to take care of ourselves, Nichola also debunks for us many of the diet myths and trends at the moment. This episode is kindly supported by Peppy - www.peppy.health/ Use code Peppy20 for 20% off your first service.
25/07/1947m 27s

The power of being kind to ourselves with Shahroo Izadi

Shahroo Izadi is a behavioural change specialist and the author of the book The Kindness Method in this episode we talk all about changing our habits and behaviour. It's often said in self development our habits underpin our whole lives and if we can change our habits we can change our lives. Shahroo says that the way to change these habits Shahroo is to be kinder to ourselves which for some of us is quite radical. I’m a huge fan of self-compassion and self kindness so I loved this conversation with Shahroo and I hope you will too.
19/07/1936m 14s

How to become parents AND stay happy in your relationship with Carolyn Cowan

Carolyn is a psychosexual therapist and kundalini yoga teacher specialising in couples, prenatal and postnatal addiction, therapy and trauma. We discussed so much during this episode including: - Modern motherhood - The ideas of attachment and the theory behind this. - Relationships, this was a big one! We zoned in on how our relationships develop after having children - Contracting - What can come up during pregnancy for women. This episode is kindly sponsored by Peppy Health for 20% off enter PEPPY20 at checkout https://peppy.health/
12/07/1952m 24s

"Is it wellness or illness?" with Emma Cannon

Emma is a fertility and women’s health expert, registered acupuncturist, founder of Emma Cannon clinic and author of five books and a TedX speaker. Emma is celebrating 25 years of practice this year and we chat about: - What has changed in wellbeing and women's health in the past 25 years - Is it wellness or illness - why we need to be more discerning - Her path to women's health from working in the oil industry - How she parents her daughters - Her recovery from people pleasing and not feeling good enough - The one gift she would give all mothers https://www.emmacannon.co.uk/ Enter MOTHERKIND20 to receive 20% off Emma's Fertile Woman 4 Week plan
04/07/1944m 27s

Marina Fogle on marriage, grief and self care

Marina is the producer of The Parent Hood podcast, Co-Founder of the Bump Class, a mother of two and wife to explorer Ben Fogle. In this wide-ranging episode we chat about: - Marina's relationship with herself - Her marriage and marriage counseling - Grief and loss - Self-care - The one gift she would give all mothers https://www.thebumpclass.com/ This episode is kindly supported by Peppy - www.peppy.health/ Use code Peppy20 for 20% off your first service.
28/06/1944m 46s

Dr. Gabor Maté - how our childhood shapes every aspect of our lives

The most important conversation I have ever had on the podcast. A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. We discuss: - the primary task of parenting - addiction - trauma - the danger of modern parenting practices - society and the pressures on mothers - the importance of self-love https://drgabormate.com/about/ This episode is kindly supported by Peppy - https://www.peppy.health/ Use code Peppy20 for 20% off your first service.
21/06/1947m 5s

The opportunities and dangers of technology with Louise Chunn

Louise Chunn is the founder Welldoing.org and the editor of Planet Mindful. Louise founded the therapy platform Welldoing.org which matches people with therapists best-suited to their needs when she was 57. Having previously spent 25 years editing some of the UK’s top women’s magazines including Psychologies, Louise is now pioneering a new wave of mindfulness magazines. Planet Mindful is a bi-monthly print magazine which supports positive mental health. We chat about: - Becoming a tech entrepreneur at 57 - Her reflections on modern parenting and her own early experiences of motherhood - The dangers of modern technology - Thinking for the long run - The gift she'd give to all mothers https://welldoing.org/
14/06/1941m 54s

How to use your mind to feel happier and calmer with Gail Marra

Gail Marra is an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist practicing a highly effective and 'solution focused' approach to hypnotherapy. She is a mum of 2 and a grandmother. We chat about: - How hypnotherapy helped her take control of her life - Her divorce and early experiences of motherhood - How stress manifested for her - The power of the mind - Hypnotherapy techniques to help you feel calmer https://www.gailmarrahypnotherapy.com/
07/06/1940m 31s

The importance of 'healthy selfish' with Mandy Saligari - live episode at ICAAD

This episode was recorded live at ICAAD Conference in London. Mandy Saligari is a parenting, relationship and addiction expert, and the founder and clinical director of Charter, Harley Street. Mandy is a regular contributor to press and television, including regular appearances on Channel 5. She is the author of Proactive Parenting and has a popular TedX Talk 'Feelings: Handle Them before they handle you'. We discuss: - The importance of parental esteem - Healthy selfish - Nature's cruelest trick - Tech addiction http://www.mandysaligari.com/ https://www.icaad.com/
23/05/1945m 10s

Unlocking our children's potential with Elaine Halligan

Elaine Halligan is a director at The Parent Practice and has been a parenting specialist since 2006, helping parents raise competent and confident children. Her mission is to help parents find the holy grail of parenting: keeping calm and bringing out the best in their children. We discuss: - Her son Sam's story from being expelled from 3 schools by the time he was 7, to finishing his schooling as Head Boy - What positive parenting is (and what it isn't) - How parents can unlock children's potential - The gift she'd give to all mothers https://www.theparentpractice.com/
17/05/1939m 31s

Grief expert Zoe Clark Coates on living after loss

[trigger warning - baby loss] Zoe Clark Coates is the co-founder of The Mariposa Trust, a charity she founded with her husband after they tragically lost 5 babies. The charity now supports over 50,000 grieving parents each week. She is a regular TV and radio commentator, as well as host of her own TV talk show ‘Soul Tears’. She is also a best-selling author of 2 books. In addition to this, in March 2018 Zoe was appointed by the Secretary of State for Health to co-chair the most important baby loss review in recent years. https://www.sayinggoodbye.org/about/people/zoes-story/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Loss-Guide-day-day/dp/1409185435
02/05/191h 2m

Why we're stronger together with Mel Bound

Mel Bound is a mum of 2 and founder of This Mum Runs - which is a fast-growing women's running community that is open to all regardless of age, size, shape, ability or experience. Mel and I chat about - A life-changing post on facebook - The power of community and how we are stronger together - Getting back into exercise after becoming a mum - Her challenges being an entrepreneurial mum - The one gift she'd give to all mums in the world http://www.thismumruns.co.uk/
26/04/1934m 22s

Finding strength in adversity with Izzy Judd

This week is with the lovely Izzy Judd. I'm sure many of you already know and love Izzy - she's a mum of two and author of her honest and heartfelt memoir Dare to Dream: My Struggle to Become a Mum - A Story of Heartache and Hope - which was a Sunday Times bestseller. Izzy and I chat about: - Her recent heartbreaking loss - Her fertility struggles - How she has grown as a person through her struggles - Mindfulness and how she uses to manage her busy life - The one gift she would give all mums in the world Please rate, review and share. https://www.instagram.com/mrs_izzyjudd/?hl=en
19/04/1945m 21s

How to find calm in our busy lives with Jillian Lavender

Is it possible to find that calm, still place with the busy, fast pace of modern motherhood? Jillian Lavender says absolutely. Jillian has been teaching people to meditate since 2003. She co-directs London Meditation Centre and New York Meditation Center with her partner, Michael Miller, from their base in London. Through teaching Vedic Meditation, the world’s most ancient form of meditation, Jillian has helped thousands of people across the globe to transform their lives. We chat about: - What vedic meditation is - Why it helps and how it works - Meditation and lack of sleep - Her experience with motherhood and meditation For full show notes see www.motherkind.co https://www.londonmeditationcentre.com/jillian-lavender/
11/04/1958m 33s

Motherhood and mental health with Bryony Gordon

The one you have all been waiting for! Bryony Gordon needs no introduction - she is an amazing force of honesty, positivity and humour. She is a journalist at The Telegraph, best selling author, mental health campaigner and mum of one. She is also the founder of Mental Health Mates, a peer to peer support group. We chat about: - Her journey with mental health and her recovery - Motherhood - Her new book - You Got This - What she would tell her younger self - The one gift she would give to all mothers in the world https://www.instagram.com/bryonygordon/?hl=en
05/04/1947m 40s

Wellbeing, motherhood and business with Sadie Reid

Sadie Reid is a mum of 2, and founder of Hip and Healthy and Luxe and Hardy. We discuss the realities of being an entrepreneurial mum, how she manages the juggle, her own self care, how she found herself after the first year of motherhood and the latest wellbeing trends for mums. For full show notes see www.motherkind.co https://hipandhealthy.com/ https://luxeandhardy.com/
28/03/1955m 45s

Are you burnt out? with Amelia & Emily Nagoski

What is burnout? How do you know if you are burnt out? And how you recover from it? Emily and Amelia Nagoski are highly accomplished in their fields as individuals, with Emily working as a well-known sex educator and Amelia working as a conductor in the competitive world of classical music. Despite these accomplishments, the two struggled with stress, feelings of inadequacy, and veering towards burnout in their careers, and have since dedicated themselves to educating women across all careers on the factors that lead to burnout and the best way to avoid it. For full show notes go to www.motherkind.co This episode is sponsored by MORI -https://babymori.com/ For £15 off £50 use code 15OFF50.
21/03/191h 6m

The power of talking about money with Alex Holder

Alex Holder has been named by the Evening Standard as one of today's 5 Inspiring Female Leaders, she is a brand consultant, writer and mum to a 3 year old boy. Alex has just published a book called 'Open Up. The power of talking about money' and is on a mission to get us all talking about this still taboo subject. For full show notes see www.motherkind.co
14/03/1952m 44s

Bonus episode: the one act of self care we all need to do

This episode is in partnership with Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust https://www.jostrust.org.uk/ Smear test attendance is at an all-time low, with less than one in two young women attending in some parts of the UK. Dr Philippa Kaye is a GP, author and expert for several women’s magazines. We chat about why so many women aren't going for their smear test and what we can do about it. https://www.jostrust.org.uk/
07/03/1922m 32s

"The most important inner work a parent can do" with Mastin Kipp

This week's episode is with Mastin Kipp. Mastin is a number one best-selling author, speaker and Creator of Functional Life Coaching™ for people who are seeking rapid transformation in their lives. He has been recognised as a “thought leader for the next generation” by Oprah Winfrey. I've followed Mastin for years, and seen him talk a number of times, so it was a real honour to chat with him. Mastin and I chat about: - What trauma is and how you know if you have it - Mastin's own trauma - How you can heal from trauma - Emotional trauma and parenting - The one gift he'd give to all mothers https://mastinkipp.com/
01/03/1951m 36s

How to stay healthy with immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi

This week I am joined by Immunologist Dr. Jenna Macciochi specialises in understanding how nutrition & lifestyle interact with the immune system in health & disease. She is a Mum of twins and understands the added challenges of parenting when we ourselves are unwell - so it was a pleasure to learn more about what we can do to stay healthy more of the time. Jenna gives detailed insight into the four pillars of immune system health; movement, rest, stress and nutrition. We chat about- - Her path to developing a fascination and career in the field of immunology, and what drives her passion today. - Movement for a healthy immune system, and why it is so important. - Rest and sleep, and why it is so crucial for fighting viruses due to its healing and restorative effects. We discuss the pivotal role of Circadian Rhythms, and how eighty percent of our immune system is under Circadian Rhythm control. - Stress and how it impacts on our immune system, and what we can do to counter stress hormones which make us ill. - Nutrition and the three elements we should focus on for our immune system. Jenna describes why fibre, phytonutrients, and fats are essential to immune health. This episode is supported by MORI - https://babymori.com/ Use code 15OFF50 for £15 off £50. Jenna can be found at: https://www.drjennamacciochi.com/ IG: dr_jenna_macciochi
21/02/191h 12m

My motherhood journey with Motherkind founder Zoe Blaskey

It's the 50th episode! I'm excited and nervous to share this one, as it's with me, Zoe Blaskey. I asked my beautiful friend, Nicky Clinch to interview me to celebrate the 50th episode. We chat about: - My path to motherhood and what's it taught me - My past challenges - What I'm working on right now - My mission and passion for Motherkind - My most challenging interview to date - The one gift I would give all mums Please leave a review on i tunes and pop onto Instagram where we continue the conversation.
14/02/191h 10m

Losing (and finding again) our identity in motherhood with Lou Kirby founder of Woman Ready

This week I am chatting to the amazing Lou Kirby, founder of Woman Read - a global platform to help inspire, support and empower us to be the women we want to be but to also talk about the issues we face as women today. Lou and I chatted about: - Her background and journey - Her expectations going into motherhood and why they didn't help - Losing her sense of self and how she found it again - Her top tools and tips for empowerment https://womanready.com/about/ Insta: @womanready
07/02/1938m 49s

A new way to think about confidence with Amy Rushworth

Amy Rushworth is a leading confidence and wellness coach - this episode is all about confidence. - Where Amy’s passion for confidence from. Amy shares her personal journey to reviving her own confidence, from childhood to today. - The first things to do when looking to improve your confidence. - Why women can lose their confidence as they transition through life, and how to regain it. - Amy discusses the importance of having a foundation of understanding that you’re enough whilst pursuing external goals. - How to start feeling enough. Amy discusses just how important a role self-kindness and self-awareness play, and practical tools for these. She shares her insight on why it’s necessary to take action with self-kindness. - Fear around parenting and being the perfect Mum. Amy shares advice on perfectionism, which she finds is often magnified in Mums. - Instilling confidence in children. Amy describes the importance of love, releasing the need to control and letting go of the need for children to be continually happy. We chat about why it’s so important to allow children to have their own feelings and their own space. Amy can be found at- https://www.wellnesswithamy.com/ Instagram: @wellnesswithamy
31/01/1945m 1s

Finding balance within the busy with Kelly Pietrangeli

Kelly is the founder Project Me, which aims to help busy Mums lead more balanced lives. She has also written ‘Project Me for Busy Mothers: A Practical Guide to Finding a Happier Balance’. She provides a wealth of practical advice to identify where the stresses in your life are coming from, and ways to improve this to achieve the happy balance you deserve. We cover- - Why she started Project Me. Kelly explains what the light bulb moment in her starting her current work was, and why her house renovation inspired her to make a change. - The path to where she is now. She explains how embarking on her Project Me journey had a transformative effect on herself and her experience as a mother. We discuss the ‘Why’ that drives her mission. - Why time management and productivity is crucial for Mums (and how to improve it). - We chat about the importance of designing your day and being feelings led in your day-to-day life. Kelly shares the power of having a game plan. - Personal growth and how everything in your life flows out from it. Kelly explains her definition of personal growth, and the benefits of thinking beyond your physical body. - Health and fitness and the importance of deciding what it means for you. Project Me can be found at: https://myprojectme.com/ IG: kellyprojectme
25/01/1947m 27s

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
17/01/1945m 20s

From stressed to serene: finding your way back to health with Suzy Glaskie

This week I am joined by Suzy Glaskie, Suzie is a Functional Medicine Health Coach and a Mum of three. We have a really open, honest and at times emotional chat where Suzy explains her journey and what she’s learnt along the way. We discuss; - Suzy’s journey from a stressed PR professional to finding true health and happiness today - Suzy’s realisation that the body can heal itself, informed what she’s done and learnt since this. - Suzy’s best advice if you have a health issue or problem with your child. She shares the transformative effect taking your child off gluten can have on many problems. Suzy also stresses the importance of persistence in finding someone who will listen, and who understands the pivotal role of the gut. - Self-care and why it’s a necessity and not a luxury, and how it’s vitally important for our children to see we make our own health a top priority. Suzy shares her top three tips for self-care; finding some support, knowing your ‘why’ and taking baby steps. Suzy’s company provides Health Coaching and can be found at: http://peppermintwellness.co.uk/ Twitter: @SuzyGlaskie Facebook: @PeppermintWellness
10/01/1950m 45s

The power of vulnerability with Anna Mathur

This is the last episode of the year! It's a very special one. Anna is a mum of two boys (and is currently pregnant) an experienced Psychotherapist, and a passionate communicator. After starting Instagram 18 months ago for interiors inspiration, she slowly started sharing more of her life and thoughts. She found that she could take therapy out of the practice room and began to share her personal and professional mental health insights in this public sphere. Anna runs regular ‘Mental Health’ lives, coaches over SKYPE, and writes and blogs about mental health and motherhood. We chat about: - Her story and background - Her recovery from postnatal depression - Critical inner voice and how she found a more compassionate inner voice - The tools she's used in her recovery - Anna's self-care practice - What's next for Anna Website: Mamasscrapbook.com Instagram: @mamas_scrapbook
16/12/1839m 14s

How to help our children be healthy and happy with Lucinda Miller

Lucinda Miller brings a fascinating perspective on childhood nutrition. She is a Naturopath, Herbalist and Functional Medicine Practitioner with over twenty years expertise. Lucinda specialises in children, particularly in helping those with learning, behavioural or mental health challenges. She also has a wealth of experience in helping fussy eaters, children with immunity issues or those with digestive problems. We discuss: - Her background and why she wrote her book. - ADHD in children, and her approach to treating it. Lucinda shares the moving story of her own son, who had developmental problems as a child. - What you should do if you are concerned about a health issue with your child. - Her food philosophy for children. Lucinda reveals exactly why she believes over-processed foods are the root cause of most modern health conditions. Lucinda’s book “The Good Stuff: Delicious recipes and tips for happier and healthier children” is now available on Amazon.
19/11/1843m 6s

How to have children, a career and stay sane (ish) with Christine Armstrong

Christine Armstrong is the Author of ‘The Mother of All Jobs: How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane (ish)’, which has immediately had a huge impact on the Motherhood and career conversation. She is a mum of 3, Contributing Editor to Management Today and also a co-founder of a communications consultancy. Her message is clear; if you’re struggling with working and motherhood you’re not alone and it’s not your fault. We have an honest, practical and at times funny discussion on this topic which is at the heart of so many of our lives and yet often goes unspoken. We discuss: - The reality of working and motherhood - We discuss why it is the system fundamentally failing and not us as mothers. - What needs to change; how society has shifted, but the systems in place for childcare and education for children aren’t meeting our needs. - Who the happiest people are in the modern system of work and parenting. Learn why those that aren’t in fixed patterns and are flexible are the most happy. - How to live a life with competing demands and practical solutions. Christine’s book is available on Amazon ‘The Mother of All Jobs: How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)’ Christine is active on Twitter: @CArmstrongLDN
09/11/1844m 13s

Finding your purpose with Jessica Huie MBE

Jessica Huie MBE went from being a teenage mother - expelled from school and living in a hostel, to being an award-winning entrepreneur and PR maven (working with many of the world's biggest names including Megan Markle). Jessica is a mum of 2, a step-mum and an author having just released a book with Hay House called 'Purpose, find your truth and embrace your calling'. We chat about: - Her background and journey to where she is today - Her challenges and growth as a mother - How she found her true purpose - The books that have influenced her most - Her life philosophy today and what's next www.jessicahuie.com @jessicahuiembe
30/10/1835m 3s

Self care and the first year of motherhood with Amelia Freer

This week I was honoured to be joined by Amelia Freer, Amelia is a qualified Nutritional Therapist, with a host of celebrity clients (Sam Smith, James Corden, Victoria Beckham to name a few), best-selling author of three books- the latest being the beautiful ‘Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan’ and a Mum to a one-year-old daughter. We discuss; - Amelia’s difficult journey to becoming pregnant with her daughter, and how she was told she’d never have a child. - Her approach to nutrition and diet, and how she came to it. She shares her own relationship with food throughout her early life, and how going to see a Nutritional Therapist set her on the path that led her to where she is today. - Whether she has managed to put herself at the top as a priority since becoming a Mum, and why we should all do this. - How she has managed to overcome the difficulties of working whilst being a Mum to a young daughter. - How her nutrition and diet have changed since becoming a Mum. She explains how her nutrition has changed in phases; from breast feeding, where she craved carbohydrates, to when she stopped breastfeeding. Follow Amelia on Instagram @ameliafreer Amelia’s latest book ‘Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan’ (2017) is available on Amazon Her website is ameliafreer.com
11/10/1847m 13s

Why social media ruining your life with Katherine Ormerod

Katherine Ormerod has worked as a journalist for over a decade (Sunday Times Style, Grazia, Glamour). She is also a social media influencer in her own right and in January 2017, she launched workworkwork.co, an anti-perfectionism platform where high-profile social media stars and women with aspirational careers share stories from their 'unedited' lives. She recently released her book ‘Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life’, which looks at the impact that Social Media is having on society, and the necessity of distinguishing social media from real life. We cover; - Katherine’s journey of becoming an influencer on Instagram and then writing her book. - The life experiences that have formed where she is now, including the massive impact her divorce had on her life and outlook. - Social Media and the impact it has on us, our children and society as a whole. Follow Katherine on; @katherine_ormerod (Instagram) workworkwork.co Her book ‘Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life’ is out now at Amazon.co.uk
04/10/1846m 57s

Steph Douglas on marriage, body image and pulling up the drawbridge

Steph Douglas is the founder of thoughtful gift company Don't Buy Her Flowers and a mum of 3. She's passionate about mums looking after themselves and taking life slowly. She recently wrote a blog called 'pulling up the drawbridge' that went viral, discussing how differently she's handled the postpartum period with her third baby. In this episode we discuss: - How she started her business - The transition from 2 to 3 children - Pulling up the drawbridge - How her marriage has changed since having children - Body image and her overcoming with an eating disorder in her 20's Find Steph at @steph_dontbuyherflowers www.dontbuyherflowers.com
27/09/1858m 18s

Business leader Dimitra Davidson on the importance of vulnerability

In this sponsored episode, I am joined by the inspiring Dimitra Davidson. Dimitra is President and COO of Indeed Labs, a global skincare brand, a hugely successful businesswoman and mum to three girls. We chat about: - Self-care and her wellbeing. The importance of having time to reflect and the power of being alone. - Her experience of parenting 3 girls; her own parenting style to what her daughters have taught her about vulnerability. - Work/life balance - what it means to her and how she supports her team achieving it. - Advice on setting up a business and the reality of running a business. This episode was brought to you in partnership with Indeed Labs, who can be found at https://indeedlabs.com/
17/09/1847m 34s

How to change careers with Lauretta Ihonor

Lauretta is the founder of theambitionplan.com, a digital platform for women wanting to change career, a coach and has successfully changed careers five times. Lauretta openly shares practical advice and insight which can be applied to anyone seeking a career change, and specific advice to mums looking to make a change. In this episode we cover: Lauretta’s amazing career journey Find out the importance of asking ‘why’ in finding the right career for you and letting go of the ‘how’. The exact six steps a mum should take when considering a career change. Specific issues mums may face when wanting to change career, such as childcare costs. Learn one way of changing career which can successfully overcome these issues. The three most important things Lauretta has learnt from her career changes, including not having to start from scratch and how to get a mentor. For more information please see: https://www.theambitionplan.com/ The Ambition Plan is hosting its Breaking into Media Event in London, on 3rd October 2018 @theambitionplan.com on Instagram @theambitionplan.com on Twitter
06/09/1844m 7s

Why you might be physically and emotionally depleted with Dr Oscar Serrallach

Dr Oscar Serrallach is a qualified family Doctor and G.P, author and an advocate for mother’s health. He is best known for his work on Postnatal Depletion, which resonated with women so deeply and widely when it was posted on goop.com (Gwyneth Paltrow’s site) it crashed the site. We chat about: - What Postnatal Depletion is, and how it encompasses physical, emotional and mental well-being. - Dr. Oscar’s journey to becoming aware of and then writing about Postnatal Depletion, and the vital role noticing patterns in mothers around him played. - How to know when to seek help post-pregnancy if noticing Postnatal Depletion symptoms. - How to effectively recover if your time post-pregnancy isn’t ideal. - The concept of ‘Matresence’ or the transition from womanhood to motherhood. Dr Oscar Serrallach’s website: http://oscarserrallach.com/ Dr Oscar Serrallach’s book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Postnatal-Depletion-Cure-Rebuilding-Reclaiming/dp/0751573388 Ashwagandha (recommended by Dr. Serrallach in the Podcast) is available through wildnutrition.com https://www.wildnutrition.com/products/food-grown-ksm-66-ashwagandha-plus?utm_source=Google_Brand&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=CjwKCAjwzqPcBRAnEiwAzKRgS_ybKDladfeuuNdBfR9IDWHL4e_LxSZ2hqMnVVU7i1uvg4J_uxE6PxoCF9kQAvD_BwE
31/08/1842m 45s

Therapy, self-acceptance and gratitude with Freddie Harrel

Freddie Harrel is force of postive energy, I came away from our chat feeling high on life and like I could achieve anything I put my mind to. Freddie is a style blogger and influencer (she's Cosmos Influencer of the Year 2018), confidence coach, entrepreneur and mum to a young son. In this episode we chat about: - Her journey from corporate finance to fashion blogging, and how this mirrored her personal growth from self-hatred to self-acceptance. - The vital role therapy played in allowing her to understand the different aspects of herself - The spiritual practices she uses today, including gratitude, journaling and law of attraction - Motherhood and guilt, particularly the guilt associated through working through pregnancy and early motherhood. http://freddieharrel.com/
02/08/1852m 3s

How to find and listen to your intuition with Pandora Paloma of Rooted London

Pandora Paloma is a Holistic Nutritionist and Life Coach, new mum, and founder of Rooted London. She specialises in women’s health, intuitive eating, and self-love. In our chat we cover; - Her experiences of being a new mum, and how she integrated her pre-mum routine into her life as a new mum. - Her biggest challenges and what she has learned about herself since becoming a mum - How to live intuitively, the importance of giving yourself space to do this and the key element of trust in living an intuitive life. - What intuitive eating is and how to practice it. We cover how Pandora eats today, why what we need is constantly changing and how to intuitively know what your body needs. - How she put agreements and plans in place before she had her child to ensure that she could maintain self-care and self-love. - The self-care and self-love practices she’s using now to stay connected to her true self. http://www.rootedlondon.com/
26/07/1843m 5s

Peanut co-founder Michelle Kennedy on motherhood and entrepreneurship

Michelle is mum to a four-year-old son and co-founder of Peanut, the ‘tinder for mums’. Michelle was incredibly honest, open and humble - I still can't believe her answer when I asked 'do you feel successful?'..... What we discuss: - The parallels between motherhood and start-up businesses - Perfectionism and Michelle’s mind-shift to ‘done is better than perfect’ - The ‘why’ behind Michelle’s vision with Peanut. - Her superstitions and how she’s using visualisation to overcome them. Full show notes at www.motherkind.co Download Peanut from the App Store and Google Play
19/07/1841m 43s

Unconditional love, self-care and living from the inside with Suzy Ashworth

Suzy Ashworth is a business and mindset coach to female entrepreneurs, Founder of the Calm Birth School, a Hay House Author, mum to four children, as well as being a speaker with Tedx. We chat about how she balances such a busy life with three children ranging from two to seven years old and a step son of 14. We cover: Her journey of personal development which started twenty years ago, and how she started moving away from a disconnected life. Her work with a parenting coach and the profound take-away lessons from this. How her step-son moving back in with her family taught her lessons on unconditional love. The vital importance of her morning routine, and what she’s like without it! Why she recommends that everyone should have a daily routine of self-care. http://suzyashworth.com/ Suzy's signature programme http://suzyashworth.com/limitless/
12/07/1837m 5s

Clemmie Telford on anxiety, therapy and being present

Clemmie Telford is a mum of 3, a writer and a creative strategist. She started her incredibly popular blog 'Mother of all lists' during her second maternity leave, as an honest account of her experience of motherhood. Clemmie and I chat about the transition from 2 to 3 children, anxiety, therapy and how she manages to stay present. For full show notes go to www.motherkind.co https://motherofalllists.com/
05/07/1840m 38s

Madeleine Shaw on intuition, self care and switching off

Madeline Shaw is one of the UK's best-known wellbeing influencers, she is a yoga teacher, health coach, and qualified nutritionist. She's written 3 best selling cookbooks (all of which I have and recommend). She's also mum to a gorgeous 10-month-old boy. So yes, I ask her how she fits it all in! Chatting with Madeline was a joy, she knowledgeable, fun, wise and kind - we cover so much in our chat....highlights include: - Her experience of motherhood, the newborn phase, breastfeeding and learning to listen to her intuition - Being a working mum and guilt - Routines and rituals - including how she manages her phone use - Easy to implement, quick and effective healthy eating tips: meal prep and healthy snacking - Madeleine’s greatest challenges as a mum so far - Madeleine’s own experiences of childhood, and what she will pass on to her son http://madeleineshaw.com/ Full show notes including links and timestamps https://www.motherkind.co/listen-1/ Hope you enjoy the episode - please comment over on Instagram @motherkind_zoe and leave a review on i tunes
28/06/1850m 12s

Ending a relationship when children are involved with Katherine Woodward Thomas

You might not have heard of Katherine Woodward Thomas, but you've probably heard of the 'conscious uncoupling' process she created after Gwenyth Paltrow made it famous during her divorce from Chris Martin. This is a tricky subject to tackle, but the sad fact is 50% of marriages (I don't know the stats on co-habitation) will end. Having seen my own parents divorce, I'm passionate about sharing how we can learn to end relationships in such a way that minimises damage to our children. Who doesn't want to do that? Katherine and I chat about: - What really impacts our children (hint: it isn't divorce or break up) - How to create a 'happily even after' family - Katherine's own divorce and the impact on her daughter - What conscious uncoupling is and the 5 step process through it Hope you enjoy the episode, let me know on instagram @motherkind_zoe http://katherinewoodwardthomas.com/
21/06/1857m 27s

How being kind to ourselves transforms our parenting with Dr Kristin Neff

This week I am joined by Dr. Kristin Neff PHD to explore self-compassion, and how we can use this practice to radically improve our parenting and relationships with our children, as well as our relationship with ourselves. Kristin is a world renowned psychologist, and the world’s leading expert on self-compassion. She has a hugely popular TED talk and multiple books on self-compassion. What we cover: - How Kristin became interested in self-compassion - What self-compassion really is, why it isn’t self-indulgent or self-pitying - 'Mirror neurons’ and why they're really important for every parent to understand - Kristin addresses the main blocks to self-compassionate practice that many people have FInd full show notes at www.motherkind.co/podcast For more on Dr Kristin Neff, please see; self-compassion.org/ Kristin’s Tedx Talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4
14/06/1845m 45s

How to love your body (whatever it looks like) with Mel Wells

Mel Wells is a Certified Health Coach, Eating Psychology Coach, International Speaker and the Bestselling Author of widely acclaimed, ‘The Goddess Revolution’. She is Hay House’s youngest author and has been featured in Forbes Under 30, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, BBC Radio 1 and more, as a leading women’s expert in her field. Mel and I chat about: - Mel’s story; eating disorders, relationships, food, exercise, diets and how one thought changed everything. - the biggest problem facing mums and body image issues, and why we’re often asking the wrong question. - how changing the way we talk to ourselves can directly change our energy levels. - the most important things to do when you want to make a change to how you view yourself, your body and your relationship with food. - what we should teach our children, especially girls, about body image and eating. For full show notes go to https://www.motherkind.co/listen-1/ To find out more about Mel Wells, visit https://melwells.com and ‘iammelwells’ (Instagram).
07/06/1842m 9s

Careers, crossroads and guilt with Alice and Phanella: The Step Up Club

This week's episode is with founders of the Step Up Club, Alice Olins and Phanella Mayall Fine. The Step Up Club is a modern voice in the women's career conversation, in fact, Stylist Magazine said "it's the only voice to listen to in the women's career sphere". In this wide-ranging conversation, we chat about everything from their career stories, working mum guilt, career crossroads, confidence and validation. So if you're working and it isn't working or you want to be working - then this episode is for you. Enjoy. PS. Alice and Phanella have just launched an amazing online version of their in-person Step Up School and are offering Motherkind listeners 15% off. Just use the code SUSMOTHERKIND at https://www.stepupschool.co/ https://step-up-club.net/step-up-school/ Instagram: @thestepupclub
30/05/1855m 52s

Eminé Rushton on slowing down and being present

Episode 24 is with Eminé Rushton who is wellbeing director-at-large at my favourite magazine, PSYCHOLOGIES, and Creative Director of conscious consultancy, LEAF. She is also a trained holistic facial therapist and is studying for a diploma in Vedic Healing. She has been living in accordance with Ayurvedic wisdom for almost 10 years, and her first book, The Body Balance Plan, introduced people to Vedic science in a liveable and practical way. She lives in Kent with her two children and husband, and blogs about her holistic wellbeing journey at www.balanceplan.co.uk. We chat about: - trusting the timing of life - going back to work when her first child was very young - slowing down - being a present, working parent - ayurvedic living Hope you enjoy the episode www.balanceplan.co.uk.
25/05/1852m 29s

Michelle Cottle (AKA. Dear Orla) on parenting after loss

This week I'm chatting with a very special lady, Michelle Cottle, about baby loss, parenting after loss, PND and how she set up her popular blog called Dear Orla. She is incredibly inspiring and has now raised over 20k for Tommy's Charity! Michelle and I chat about what it was like to lose Orla at 37 weeks, being pregnant again with Esme, post natal depression, blogging and working as a psychologist. Hope you enjoy the episode. https://dear-orla.com/
17/05/181h 0m

Being gentle with ourselves, stress and maintaining energy with Henrietta Norton

Henrietta Norton is a registered nutritional therapist, she's been practicing for over 13 years and is a specialist in women's and children's health. She is also the founder of Wild Nutrition, which is an award-winning supplement company. Henrietta and I chat about: - her story and how endometriosis lead her to train as a nutritional therapist - stress, modern life and motherhood - supplements and the importance of 'food state' - how we can maintain energy as busy mums https://www.wildnutrition.com/pages/our-founder For a FREE download on stress from Henrietta click here https://www.motherkind.co/listen-1/
10/05/1848m 2s

Bonus Episode: Women supporting women with the founder of Our Mala Emily Brett

I'm so happy to bring you a BONUS EPISODE this week. It's with the amazing Emily Brett who founded Our Mala. Our Mala is a charity that offers trauma-informed yoga for people who are refugees. I cried so much during our chat, the stories that Emily shares really touched my heart and I know they will touch yours too. If you're inspired to get involved, you can learn more about Our Mala here http://www.ourmala.com/ and the crowdfunding here https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/happy-baby-community
01/05/1829m 16s

How to find love as a single mum with love coach Persia Lawson

Calling all the single mums! (or anyone looking for more love in their life....) This episode is with 'one of the UK's top love coaches' (The Times) Persia Lawson. Persia's work has been featured in Vogue, The Telegraph, Cosmo and You magazine to name a few. Persia and I chat about: - her story and journey from being a serial cheater to healing herself from the inside and today being in a fulfilling, committed relationship - how to heal your past to start afresh - how to find love again by first loving yourself - when to introduce your new partner to your children You can find Persia at www.persialawson.com She has also just released a FREE 3 part video training series to help you attract a healthy, soulful, lasting relationship, it's amazing training and jam-packed with advice and tools grab it free here https://persialawson.lpages.co/3-part-video-series-lead-page/
26/04/1852m 19s

How to live a fertile life with fertility expert Emma Cannon

Emma Cannon is a fertility and women’s health expert, registered acupuncturist, founder of the Emma Cannon Clinic, and a mentor and speaker. With over 20 years in clinical practice, from her fertility rooms she has helped countless patients achieve their dream of having a family. She is the author of four books including the best-selling The Baby Making Bible. Her fifth book, FERTILE, was published in March 2017. Even if you've never struggled with fertility this podcast will still educate and inspire. Emma's and I chat about living a 'fertile life' replacing lack with abundance and barren thinking with fertile thinking..... Want to know what the 50,000 women she has worked with have in common? Or what Emma is teaching her daughters about fertility and women's health? Hear what Emma thinks are the 5 pillars of living a fertile life and how we can implement them in our lives Emma's website is www.emmacannon.co.uk and she is kindly offering listeners of this podcast 10% off her new course '90 days to fertile' just enter the code motherkind10 at checkout.
18/04/181h 1m

Postnatal depression and living in the solution with Amy Ransom

Episode 19 is with Amy Ransom, who is a mum of 3, writes the successful blog 'Surviving Motherhood' and is author of 'The New Mum's Notebook' - a sanity saving journal for new mums. Amy is an incredible woman, full of energy, wisdom and honesty about her experiences with postnatal depression and anxiety. She's really open and honest about her journey, which is incredibly inspiring, as it led to her blog and then book being published. We chat about; - Saying no to 'shoulds' and doing things her way - Postnatal depression and her recovery journey - The New Mums Notebook - Living in the solution - therapy, meditation, running Hope you enjoy the episode. Amy can be found at @survivingmotherhood_
08/04/1853m 25s

The truth about balancing our hormones with Angelique Panagos

Episode 18 is with Angelique Panagos - nutritional therapist and female hormone expert. Angelique has a private practice in London and her book 'The Balance Plan' came out in June 2017. Her philosophy is that food is healing and nourishing, affecting each cell in our body - impacting our lives, bodies, emotions, and even our thoughts. Angelique and I chat about: - her story and recovery from eating disorders - balancing hormones and her 6 pillars of recovery - the first year of motherhood - tiredness and the effect it has on our bodies Hope you enjoy the episode http://www.angeliquepanagos.com/
29/03/1851m 33s

Sober living with Clare Pooley

This week's episode is with Clare Pooley, author of the hugely successful 'The Sober Diaries - How one woman stopped drinking and started living'. Clare found the juggle of a stressful career and family life a struggle so she left her successful role as a Managing Partner in one of the world's biggest advertising agencies to look after her family. She knew the change wouldn't be easy but she never expected to find herself drinking more than a bottle of wine a day. The book is her journey back to herself, through getting sober and is an inspiring, funny and poignant story of living life to the full. We chat about: - when to consider stopping drinking - how she knew she had a problem - what she learned about herself through sobriety - her sober social life - sober parenting Hope you enjoy it, to accompany the episode I've written about my own experience of sobriety over on the blog https://www.motherkind.co/blog-1/
21/03/1833m 59s

Embracing imperfection and feeling feelings with Katie Abbott

This episode is with the amazing Katie Abbott who has worked as a Therapist and Coach from 1 Harley St for the past 10 years and is also the Founder of Pause Place, the first Certified Coach Training dedicated to the strength of love, presence and connection. Katie is a mum of 2 and we chat about embracing imperfection, connection, feeling feelings and being an empath. Katie runs retreats in Italy and India and runs regular events for both Shoreditch and Soho House in London. This year, Pause Place will take place at the newly launched 42 Acres in Shoreditch and will run from May-October. If you are interested please visit www.pauseplace.com to discover more.
15/03/1841m 13s

Special International Women's Day episode - Forgotten Women with Zing Tsjeng

Welcome to this special episode to celebrate International Women's Day, 8th March. It's with the amazing Zing Tsjeng who is a journalist and author, she currently works as the UK editor of Broadly, VICE’s channel for millennial women. She has also written about feminism, arts and culture, politics, race and LGBTQ identity for publications like the Guardian, Buzzfeed, Dazed, i-D magazine and the Debrief. Her books 'The Forgotten Women' series are out today and uncover the lost histories of the influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. We chat about: - her process writing the books - her favourite stories and why - what we can learn from these women Hope you enjoy the episode and Happy International Women's Day https://www.octopusbooks.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781844039715
08/03/1835m 43s

Meditation and curiosity with Emma Mills

This week I'm chatting to the wonderful Emma Mills. Emma is a meditation teacher and the creator of emmamillslondon.com. She is the mindfulness expert on the board of advisers at luxury brand, Neom Organics, and has contributed to the Telegraph, Lonely Planet, City AM, the Irish Enquirer, Amnesty International, MIND, Red Magazine and Cosmopolitan. She has a private practice in central London, as well as in the Midlands. She holds events and meetings across the UK. We cover: - How she got started - Her unique definition of meditation - Not planning and going with the flow - Why being curious is our secret weapon - How she uses affirmations and mantras - Her meditation tips for busy mums http://www.emmamillslondon.com/about/aboutemmamills/
27/02/1839m 36s

Healthy eating and second chances with Lizzie King

This week I chat to the wonderful Lizzie King, from Lizzie Loves Healthy. Lizzie is an author, nutritional health coach, food writer and mum of 3. If you've ever been confused by the sugar debate, worried about fussy eaters or need some healthy snack inspiration...then this one is for you. Lizzie was a joy to talk to, not only is she highly knowledgeable she's also practical and down to earth. As a mum of 3, she knows how to manage busy mum life with healthy eating for the whole family. We chat about: - How she started - Sugar - what to avoid and how - Easy, healthy snacks to replace the junk - Fussy eaters and how to introduce new foods - Her amazing health hacks (cherry and charcoal!) - The one thing she'd give to all the mums in the world Hope you enjoy the episode. If you did, please share it and rate us on i tunes, it really does make a difference.
12/02/1851m 0s

Motherhood and ambition with Nicky Raby

Episode 12 is with Nicky Raby - Nicky is a is an actor, coach, writer, and speaker. I know for so many of us when we become a parent, it sharply puts our working life into focus. What do we really want to do? How can make work, work? Nicky is passionate about helping mothers define their own version of success. We chat about: - Figuring it out as we go - How becoming a mum can help us get clear on what we really want and what success means to us - how a lack of time can actually be a gift - boundaries, saying no and asking for help - how becoming a mum helps us look at our expectations and limiting beliefs - knowing our worth, even in a new venture I hope you enjoy the episode, join us on instagram @motherkind.co to continue the conversation. If you're interested in working with Nicky find her on the usual social channels and at www.nickyraby.com/personalbrandplan. ARE YOU PREGNANT? I'd love to see you at my self-care for new mums workshop 'Becoming Mum' 24th Feb in London. All details are on the website www.motherkind.co.
01/02/1838m 20s

Birth trauma, what it is and what we can do about it with Dr Rebecca Moore

Episode 11 is with Dr Rebecca Moore, who 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. I was so excited 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 and if you want to talk directly to Becca about anything we cover in the episode, she is happy to respond to direct messages on Instagram @drrebeccamoore. Please join the conversation from this episode on Instagram @motherkind.co.
25/01/1846m 49s

Re-evaluating our expectations of motherhood with Anya Hayes

Anya Hayes is a health and wellbeing writer and speaker, and Pilates teacher specialising in pregnancy and post-natal. She is also the author of four books: My Pilates Guru, A Little Course in Pilates Pregnancy, The Naked Truth and her latest book, The Supermum Myth: Overcome anxiety, ditch guilt and embrace imperfection. On her blog - Mothers’ Wellness Toolkit - Anya shares her parenting journey, inspiration and loads of great tools on how to navigate the challenges of motherhood - check it out here motherswellnesstoolkit.wordpress.com and her Instagram, @mothers.wellness.toolkit. I really enjoyed our chat, Anya and I could have chatted for hours – there was so much I wanted to talk to her about. She’s hugely inspiration and down to earth at the same time. I think we’ll definitely be recording another episode soon. What we cover in the episode: - The danger of expectations for both birth and motherhood - 3 simple tools for staying calm during a toddler meltdown - Control - why we crave it and what happens we lose it - Listening to our instincts and not giving our power away - Technology and social media - how to manage it mindfully I came away from my chat with Anya with an even deeper appreciation of how challenging motherhood, and in particular, early motherhood is. It reaffirmed to me the importance of having tools in our toolkit to enable us to really enjoy those early days and the journey rather than being in survival mode all the time. I really hope you enjoy our chat and if you did please leave a review on iTunes and join in the conversation on Instagram @motherkind.co.
17/01/1856m 49s

Mindset and mindful sleep with Natalie Pennicotte-Collier

This episode is with Natalie Pennicotte-Collier, the London based supercoach. Natalie is on a mission to transform the Sleep, Mental Health & Wellbeing for pupils, parents, athletes and gen X. Natalie is a mum of 2 and the only integrative hypnotherapist & Mindful practitioner working in Elite Sport. Natalie has developed a 5 week sleep Mindset course, to transform your relationship with sleep and wellbeing and through CalmerRama (@calmerrama), Nat is on a mission with her award winning youth mental health workshops championing modern mindfulness for all. What we cover in the episode: - Limiting beliefs - what they are and how they hold us back - How we can help our children's mindset from an early age - The surprising things about sleep you probably don't know - A new approach to sleep for mum's I hope you enjoy the episode and if you did, please leave a review on in tunes and join the conversation on Instagram. You can find out more about Nat and her work at mindtonictherapy.com.
13/01/1842m 8s

Living from the inside out with transformational coach Nicky Clinch

Nicky Clinch is an incredibly inspiring woman having recovered from substance addiction at a really young age to now making a hugely positive impact on the world through her work as a Transformational Life Coach, Macrobiotic Counsellor and Chef. Nicky and I cover so much in this episode including: - Being authentic on Instagram and social media - Her challenging start to life and why she's grateful for it - Living and healing from the inside, out - Her journey through motherhood and why she ended up throwing all her 'how to' books away - 12 step Recovery and motherhood - Her non-negotiable self-care ritual (it's not what you might expect!) - Learning how to trust our own instincts - Bed sharing, breastfeeding and truth telling I hope you enjoy the episode and if you did please leave a comment on Instagram and a review on i tunes
12/12/1736m 15s

Practical wellbeing tools for busy mums with Julie Montagu 'The Flexie Foodie'

Julie Montagu was recently named one of the Top 10 Holistic Health Icons in the world, she is one of London's top yoga teachers (her Triyoga classes are always sell-outs) and she's a qualified plant-based nutritionist, she has 3 best selling cookbooks. She also has 4 children and more energy than anyone I've ever met. So chatting to Julie about my 2 passions; motherhood and wellbeing was a dream come true! What we cover in this episode: - How Julie found yoga during her maternity leave and why her family were so supportive - Julie's husbands' struggle with prescription drugs and what she did about it - Self-care for busy mums - How to make healthy eating a part of family life - Her go-to tools and practices - Julie reveals her new book, Recharge a Year of Self Care to focus on you
29/11/1728m 47s

Yoga, Grief and 'Awarefulness' with Zephyr Wildman

Zephyr has been teaching Yoga since 2002 in London, trained via Yoga Campus and has been a Mentor on their yoga training program since 2005. Zephyr currently teaches at The Life Centre, yoga centres around London, privately, through online platforms such as (Movement for Modern Life – which has been described as the Netflix for yoga). She is an also Yoga Ambassador for Our Mala and Lululemon. You might have seen Zephyr on Fearne Cotton’s Happiness Project series or read about her in Fearne’s book also called Happy. I loved recording this episode - Zephyr is such a wise, gentle soul and her story is incredibly inspiring. I can't wait for you hear it. What we cover in the episode: - Zephyr's journey into yoga - Her hippy childhood and what it taught her - 12 step recovery in Al Anon - Parenting through grief and loss - Awarefulness - Zephyr's unique take on mindfulness
29/11/1750m 14s

Ditch the comparison with Lucy Sheridan

This episode features Lucy Sheridan, who is the world’s only comparison coach. Lucy has been featured in The Times, Grazia, Stella Magazine and even Oprah’s Lifeclass. She is also co-creator of #HigherSelfie, the spiritual lifestyle brand and co-author of the book of the same name. Lucy really does walk her talk so check out her Instagram for a healthy dose of reality amongst your feed. What we cover in the episode: - Lucy's own struggles with comparison - Why we're particularly prone to comparison as mum's - How to own our power and get out of comparison - Making new mum friends with ease and confidence - Navigating the new dynamic in family relationships after having a baby - Managing our energy - knowing when to say no - What our comparison can teach us - Practical tips for overcoming comparison
29/11/1747m 13s

Finding ourselves through motherhood with Gurmukh Khalsa

This episode is incredibly special to me as it’s with my amazing Kundalini yoga teacher, Gurmukh Khalsa. You probably haven’t heard of Gurmukh but you will definitely have heard of some of her students who include Madonna, Reese Witherspoon and Miranda Kerr. Gurmukh is a master kundalini teacher (she was taught by Yogi Bhajan), she co-founded the Golden Bridge yoga centres in LA and New York and has written 2 best selling books. Her book on pregnancy and birth is incredible – called Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful. I highly recommend it if you’re interested in conscious pregnancy and birth, it became my bible as I was preparing for my home birth. In fact, Gurmukh was one of the first teachers to do pre and post natal classes and pioneered the home + natural birth movement. Gurmukh is an incredible woman, whenever I’m in her presence I just feel like a more evolved version of myself – she really is an inspiration and her story is wonderfully life affirming. What we cover in this episode: - Her journey from hippy to Kundalini Yoga Master - How you know when you're called to become a mother - Meditation in motherhood and why motherhood is the perfect time to start meditating - What our generation of mothers are being called to do - Her Khalsa Way Pre-Natal Yoga trainings
29/11/1737m 33s

Suzy Reading on self care for busy mums

Suzy Reading is a mum of 2, a Chartered Psychologist specialising in wellbeing, stress management and self-care. Suzy is a contributing editor for Psychologies Magazine and the Psychology Expert for wellbeing brand Neom Organics. She is also incredibly wise and gentle. I loved our chat and it got me thinking about my own self-care practices and how important it is as a mum that I keep myself topped up, not just doing this stuff when I’m already on the floor. Keep an eye out for Suzy's first book - The Self Care Revolution which will be released in December 2017. What we cover in this episode: - Suzy's definition of self care - How to make self-care work for each of us as individuals - Suzy's journey into specialising in self care - Mum guilt and what we can do about it - When self care becomes stressful - Practical self care tips for busy mums - Her unique 'vitality wheel' approach
20/11/1738m 58s

Making friends with anxiety with Chloe Brotheridge

Anxiety expert and author of 'The Anxiety Solution', Chloe Brotheridge, shares her advice and tips for mums. Chloe Brotheridge is is a hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and author of The Anxiety Solution released early this year which is fast becoming the go to book for anyone struggling with anxiety. I hear so many mum’s struggling with anxiety and I’ve definitely had my own issues with it, so it was a real pleasure chatting to Chloe about all things anxiety related. What we cover in this episode: Chloe's own journey with anxiety Her hippy parents and what they taught her Meditation Chloe's go to affirmation to soothe anxiety What anxiety has to teach us How we can help our children if we think they might be anxious
19/11/1727m 0s

How to thrive through the overwhelm of modern motherhood with Marianne Williamson

"Nothing I have ever done has been more difficult than being a good mother" Marianne Williamson This episode is a huge one was me as I was privledged enough to interview one of my favourite teachers, Marianne Williamson. Marianne is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1. Her most famous book is called A Return to Love which is definitely on my must-read list for anyone interested in spirituality or personal development. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” has become an anthem for modern seekers, despite it often being mis-quoted as Nelson Mandela. What we cover in the episode: Her biggest challenges with motherhood and her regrets The best parenting advice she ever received The importance of the first 5 years Intimacy issues and our children Feminism and it's role in parenting Meditation with our children The spiritual challenge of motherhood Her view on stay at home mums Parenting as a spiritual opportunity I hope you enjoy the episode. Let me know what you think in the comments.
19/11/1743m 6s
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