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

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.
07/08/2043m 26s

Ep. 110 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.
28/07/2055m 23s

Ep. 109 - 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.
23/07/2042m 35s

Ep. 108 Surprising Lessons From Lockdown With Tara Stiles

In this week’s episode, I’m super excited to be speaking with Tara Stiles. Tara is the founder of Strala Yoga, a revolutionary approach to moving, being and healing. Strala is practiced in more than 100 countries, with 1000’s of guides leading classes across the world. Tara is also the author of a number of bestselling books through Hay House, including Strala Yoga and Make Your Own Rules Diet. Tara became a mum a few years ago so I really wanted to talk about how she’s transitioned from running a hugely successful, international business into life as a mother to three-year-old, Daisy. We talk about how Tara has managed to slow down and how she now manages life and business as it continues to grow and expand. We also speak a bit about her experiences of lockdown – Tara is full of energy and so I was curious to hear how the last few months had been for her. And of course, we talk about how to practice yoga with your children. Tara shares some great tips around how to keep it fun and let them be in the practice. I think you’re going to love hearing from Tara in this episode. For the full show notes, head over to www.motherkind.co
16/07/2045m 13s

Ep. 107 - Breaking The Superwoman Addiction With Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

This week, I’m speaking with the wonderful Amy Taylor-Kabbaz about her work around matrescence. Amy is an author, journalist and a matrescence activist. Her latest book, ‘Mama Rising: Discovering the New You Through Motherhood’ , is brilliant and was released last year.   For the last 10 years, Amy’s work has revolved around her search for an answer to the question of what happens to a woman when she becomes a mother. Amy’s search began after not being able to find anything that described the experience she had been through in her own journey to motherhood, until she came across the word ‘matrescence’. Matrescence means the experience of becoming a mother and the radical identify shift that goes along with it. Amy describes this in such a beautiful way – she says that when we become a mother, ‘we split in two’ – the person we used to be and the mother we are becoming. And, unless we honour that shift, we can get lost in the process of trying to figure out exactly who we are now. I know I really relate to this, and that many of you do, too. I really enjoyed my conversation with Amy and I think you’re going to get a lot out of this episode. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
09/07/2044m 6s

Ep. 106 - 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.
26/06/2038m 54s

Ep. 105 - 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
19/06/2036m 30s

Ep. 104 - How to heal your relationship with your mother with Brooke Lightstone

This week, I’m excited to introduce you to Brooke Lightstone, whose work I’ve loved for a while. Brooke is a family energy healer, a women’s spiritual guide and meditation teacher and author. Brooke speaks beautifully about working to heal women and mothers. For me, she is the absolute epitome of grace, calm and wisdom and I really enjoyed our conversation.  In this episode, Brooke shares about how she healed her relationship with her own mother. It’s a powerful topic as the ‘mother-daughter’ relationship can be one of the trickiest there is. The term ‘mother wound’ refers to where we feel that our mother wasn’t able to show up for us or didn’t show up in the way we wanted them to.  We have a really touching conversation around this. Brooke shares her journey and how she’s now on a path of healing to release expectations around that relationship so that she can meet her mother ‘human to human’. I hope you enjoy the episode. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
12/06/2040m 8s

Ep. 103 - 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
02/06/2049m 17s

Ep. 102 How to be a model, not a martyr with Glennon Doyle

I can’t tell you how excited I was to have this conversation. When I first started Motherkind, I wrote out a list of dream guests and today’s guest was right at the very top of that list. This week, we welcome the incredible Glennon Doyle to the podcast. If you don’t already know Glennon, she is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, her latest book, ‘Untamed’, which this conversation focuses on and ‘Love Warrior’, which was also named as an Oprah’s Book Club choice. If you haven’t read them, I highly recommend getting yourself a copy.   Glennon is also the founder of a charity called ‘Together Rising’, an all-woman led non-profit organisation that has revolutionised grassroots philanthropy. Glennon has raised over $25 million for women, families and children in crisis. She's also doing some amazing work to support families who find themselves in difficulty through this period of coronavirus. We had a really honest conversation – I definitely shared some things with Glennon which I haven’t shared with anyone else before, apart from perhaps my therapist! What I took away from this conversation is that your mission as a parent is to live a life true to yourself. When we can break free from the training and conditioning that so many of us have had and then model that to our children, we can show them what a life well-lived really looks like.   I hope you enjoy the episode. As always, the conversation continues over on Instagram, so do come and share with us there. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co
18/05/2055m 0s

Episode 101 - 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
07/05/2050m 35s

Ep.100 - 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
28/04/2052m 54s

Ep 99 - 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.
17/04/2041m 51s

Ep 98 How To Thrive In Our New Normal With Anita Cleare

Are you still a working parent through this time of a pandemic? Whether you're working from home or out there as a frontline worker, I’m sure your work has changed along with the childcare landscape. This week's episode is with Anita Cleare, a parenting expert who has been supporting working parents for seventeen years. She talks about what children need right now (hint: it isn’t more time) and what we need to do as parents. Anita also shares valuable tips on how to transition from being at work to then coming into parenting. I'm really excited to bring this conversation to you. I hope it's going to be really supportive. For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co.
06/04/2052m 13s

Ep 97 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
30/03/2049m 37s

Ep 96 - 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.
19/03/2036m 59s

Ep 95 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.
12/03/2039m 45s

Ep 94 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
05/03/2058m 29s

Ep 93 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.
27/02/2045m 43s

Ep 92 - 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
20/02/2046m 30s

Ep. 91 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
13/02/2050m 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.
07/02/2047m 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.
30/01/2045m 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 1m

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/
17/01/2036m 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.
09/01/2050m 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.
02/01/2055m 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
12/12/1950m 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.
05/12/1940m 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)
28/11/1950m 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.
21/11/1944m 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)
14/11/1945m 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.
07/11/1946m 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/
31/10/1935m 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/
24/10/1950m 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
17/10/1949m 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
10/10/1950m 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.
03/10/1957m 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.
27/09/1941m 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.
19/09/1947m 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
12/09/1937m 35s

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
05/09/1926m 38s

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/
30/08/1950m 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 5m

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.
25/07/1946m 28s

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.
19/07/1935m 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/
12/07/1951m 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
04/07/1943m 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.
28/06/1943m 47s

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.
21/06/1946m 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/
14/06/1940m 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/
07/06/1939m 32s

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/
23/05/1944m 11s

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/
17/05/1938m 32s

Ep. 60 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 1m

Ep. 59 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/
26/04/1933m 22s

Ep. 58 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
19/04/1944m 21s

Ep.57 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/
11/04/1957m 34s

Ep.56 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
05/04/1946m 41s

Ep.55 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

Ep.54 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

Ep.53 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

Ep.52: "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

Ep51: 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

Ep50: 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

Ep. 49 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

Ep.48 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

Ep.47 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

Ep.46 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

Ep45: 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

Ep44: 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

Ep43: 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

Ep42: 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

Ep41: 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
30/10/1834m 3s

Ep40: 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

Ep39: 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

Ep38: 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

Ep37: 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

Ep:36: 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

Ep35: 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

Ep34: 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

Ep33: 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

Ep32: 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

Ep31: 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

Ep30: 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

Ep29: 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
28/06/1849m 12s

Ep28: 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

Ep27 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

Ep26: 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

Ep25: 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

Ep24: 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

Ep23: 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/
17/05/1859m 8s

Ep22: 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/
10/05/1847m 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
01/05/1828m 16s

Ep 21: 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/
26/04/1851m 19s

Ep20: 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 0m

Ep19: 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_
08/04/1852m 25s

Ep18: 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/
29/03/1850m 33s

Ep17: 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/
21/03/1832m 59s

Motherkind Ep16: 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.
15/03/1840m 13s

Motherkind Ep15: 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
08/03/1834m 43s

Motherkind Ep14: 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/
27/02/1838m 36s

Motherkind Ep13: 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.
12/02/1850m 0s

Motherkind Ep12: 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.
01/02/1837m 20s

Motherkind Ep 11: 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.
25/01/1845m 49s

Motherkind Ep10: 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.
17/01/1855m 49s

Motherkind Ep9: 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.
13/01/1841m 9s

Motherkind Ep8: 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
12/12/1735m 15s

Motherkind Ep7: 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
29/11/1727m 47s

Motherkind Ep6: 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
29/11/1749m 14s

Motherkind Ep5: 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
29/11/1746m 13s

Motherkind Ep4: 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
29/11/1736m 34s

Motherkind Ep3: 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
20/11/1737m 58s

Motherkind Ep2: 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
19/11/1726m 0s

Motherkind Ep1: 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.
19/11/1742m 7s
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