Ep. 76 Dr Shefali Tsabary - Conscious Parenting

Ep. 76 Dr Shefali Tsabary - Conscious Parenting

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

To find out more about Dr Shefali you can head over to her website here.

Ep. 75 Eve Rodsky - The new game-changing solution for when you have too much to do

Ep. 75 Eve Rodsky - The new game-changing solution for when you have too much to do

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.

Ep. 74 Dr Emma Svanberg - How to ease the pressure of modern parenthood

Ep. 74 Dr Emma Svanberg - How to ease the pressure of modern parenthood

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 to enter.


Ep. 73 Rebekah Borucki - How to find more ease, flow and space in motherhood

Ep. 73 Rebekah Borucki - How to find more ease, flow and space in motherhood

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 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.

Ep. 72 Tamu Thomas - How to find your joy

Ep. 72 Tamu Thomas - How to find your joy

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 

Ep.71  Sarah Wilson - How to thrive with anxiety

Ep.71 Sarah Wilson - How to thrive with anxiety

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

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

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/

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

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.

Ep. 70 Nicola Moore - Easy nutrition for busy mums.

Ep. 70 Nicola Moore - Easy nutrition for busy mums.

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 it's 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/

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Ep. 69 Shahroo Izadi -  The power of being kind to ourselves

Ep. 69 Shahroo Izadi - The power of being kind to ourselves

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.


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Ep. 68 Carolyn Cowan - How to become parents and stay happy in your relationship.

Ep. 68 Carolyn Cowan - How to become parents and stay happy in your relationship.

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 primary relationships develop after having children.
- Contracting - something I know you are going to find fascinating.
- What can come up during pregnancy for women.

Carolyn recommends some great books during our chat and you can find all of the links below:

- the 4th trimester

- the continum concept

- re-writing the rules

- a history of childbirth in christianity

- the dance of anger

This episode is kindly supported by Peppy - www.peppy.health/
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Ep. 67 Emma Cannon - Is it wellness or illness?

Ep. 67 Emma Cannon - Is it wellness or illness?

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
www.emmacannon.co.uk/
Enter MOTHERKIND20 to receive 20% off Emma's Fertile Woman 4 Week plan

This episode is kindly supported by Peppy - www.peppy.health/
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Ep. 66 Marina Fogel - On marriage, grief and self care.

Ep. 66 Marina Fogel - 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
www.thebumpclass.com/
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Ep. 65 Dr Gabor Mate - how our childhood shapes every aspect of our lives

Ep. 65 Dr Gabor Mate - 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
drgabormate.com/about/
This episode is kindly supported by Peppy - www.peppy.health/
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Ep. 64 The opportunities and dangers of technology with Louise Chunn

Ep. 64 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
welldoing.org/

Ep. 63 How to use your mind to feel happier and calmer with Gail Marra

Ep. 63 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
www.gailmarrahypnotherapy.com/

Ep. 62 The importance of 'healthy selfish' with Mandy Saligari

Ep. 62 The importance of 'healthy selfish' with Mandy Saligari

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
www.mandysaligari.com/
www.icaad.com/

Ep. 61  Unlocking our children's potential with Elaine Halligan

Ep. 61 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 through parenting classes, private coaching and keynote speaking in schools and corporate settings both in the UK and overseas. She is the Author of ‘My Child’s Different’ published in 2018. 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 inspirational story

  • What positive parenting is and how to use it

  • How to instil confidence in our children

  • The one gift she’d give to all mothers

https://www.theparentpractice.com/

Ep. 60 Grief expert Zoe Clark Coates on living after loss

Ep. 60 Grief expert Zoe Clark Coates on living after 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

Ep. 59 Why we're stronger together with Mel Bound

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/