For sometime now, I feel like I’ve been the Town Crier.
I’ve gone into the trenches of Motherhood, and heard what women are saying.
I’ve read their stories, I’ve shared my own.
I’ve held the space as they cried the minute they introduced themself.
I’ve gathered thousands of them together to explore what we really need.
I know what’s happening to women as they try to navigate motherhood and life… and it’s time I cried out.
We need a better way.
And matrescence is the map to navigate us there.
We are meant to have stories of becoming as guideposts on our mothering journey.
We’re meant to be inspired and comforted by the stories of other women’s lives and experience.
We’re meant to tell the truth about the emotional cost of mothering and who bears it... and what we can do about it.
Here are some of those stories, both my own and others, to ignite the change we all crave.
The final podcast for 2019 to honour all that has unfolded this year, and the past decade. This episode is a reminder that we are all transforming, constantly evolving and shedding who we were to become who we are meant to be. It is a message of strength to every mama out there who’s in the…READ MORE →
Acceptance is a beautiful thing. It’s that time in your life when you stop fighting, you let go of the stories and the expectations and the grief, and you accept. You see that it is what it is. You even begin to find the joy in it all. And acceptance is often what we want –…READ MORE →
I want you to know something, mama… Matrescence is about more than just being a mother – this is about being a woman. A woman who knows herself, who listens to herself, and who values herself. If we deny this understanding, we deny her a chance to learn about herself. We force her to go back to proving…READ MORE →
There’s something you need to know, mama. It’s the secret to what you’ve been feeling since starting this motherhood journey. It’s the missing link, the forgotten transition of womanhood. Understanding this ancient yet thoroughly modern insight into motherhood will change everything. It will explain that pull to be there for your child’s every moment, yet…READ MORE →
Not too long ago, most of the transition of motherhood was invisible. We were so focused on childbirth, and the perfect birth plan, and then beyond that? All about the baby.But that is beginning to change: post-partum doulas, acknowledgement of a fourth trimester, even post-natal depletion. It’s the beginning of a change. But what about…READ MORE →
* Adult language used in this episode * This is an exciting time. We’re having conversations about what it means to be a woman, a mother, an equal, all over the world. New barriers are being broken. It’s revolutionary. But as we change the conversation around motherhood, I am often asked ‘what about the dads?’…READ MORE →
Motherhood comes with a lot of expectations, both spoken and unspoken. Passed down from generation to generation, we inherent so many unconscious beliefs around what it means to be a good mother and woman. Matrescence, if honoured correctly, can change that. Matrescence is an invitation to examine not only who you used to be, but…READ MORE →
Matrescence forces us to redefine who we are. It asks us to look at what’s working, who we think we are, what we’re attached to, and how we value ourselves – and not just in the first weeks and months of motherhood, but over and over again. (In fact, it’s kind of never ending. But…READ MORE →
Early motherhood brings a total shift of focus – from you as a woman and a partner, to Mother. We get that. We know that’s part of the process. But after a while, you begin to realise that maybe, just maybe, you need to start shifting that focus back onto yourself a little – and…READ MORE →
It’s so easy to decide that now is not the right time. Motherhood, household chores, school holidays, deadlines, illnesses… there’s always something. Always. But we have two choices – We can choose to keep putting ourselves on hold, waiting for that perfect moment when everything lines up and the heavens open for us to GET…READ MORE →
Understanding what matrescence is and how to navigate it is like being
handed a map.
Once you've got the map, the journey gets easier... and really, really exciting. Because it’s the making of you.
Get your Matrescence Map here - a six-page ebook which will empower you to understand why you feel the way you do, and the first steps to take.
Plus, receive updates on my podcast, programs, events and latest teachings every week.