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/
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
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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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
Suzy's signature programme http://suzyashworth.com/limitless/
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
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
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
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
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;
Kristin’s Tedx Talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4
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).
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/
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
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.
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
For a FREE download on stress from Henrietta click here https://www.motherkind.co/listen-1/
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
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/
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.
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_