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Ep #167 – It’s time to switch off the hustle

We know how to hustle – we’ve been doing it most of our lives.We’ve been taught to push through, suck it up, keep on going. And so we have. We’ve also seen ourselves do it in motherhood – showing up on little sleep, getting up for the seventeenth time that night, getting through the day…

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Ep #166 – Turning your Anxiety into your Strength with Dr Jodi Richardson

We all have an anxious mind at times – it’s part of the brain’s normal function, a way to keep us safe. But what happens when motherhood seems to trigger more than just the usual mama worries? And can our anxiety – and all our struggles for that matter – actually be turned into our…

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Ep #165 – Why we struggle receiving help

Why is it that we as mamas and women struggle to ask for – and receive – help? Even if we have a wonderful partner, and a supportive community around us, many of us find it hard to share the load of motherhood. Why? Yes, it can sometimes be because underneath, we feel we should…

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Ep# 164 – Changing the Way we Birth with Jerusha Sutton

How we birth matters. Not because of the way our babies enter the world – at home, in surgery, caesarean or water birth – but because the entry into this rite of passage must be empowering for the mother… otherwise, her entry into Matrescence begins with fear. And when you look at the statistics of…

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Ep #163 – Starting Conversations in your Community with Linda Anderson

Gather a group of women together, give them language to understand what they’ve been through, and watch what happens: they heal each other. As women, we’re meant to gather together, sharing our stories as well as our solutions. It’s part of the rites of passage of women – reflection, discussion, being held. But when we…

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Ep #162 – Leadership in Motherhood with Omara Evertz

As a mama, you are a leader.You set the tone of your family, you lead them through challenges, you hold the vision of who they can be.That is a true leader. But in our current culture of Super Women and Perfectionism, we often think leadership is an ‘outside’ thing – something we have to build…

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Ep #161 – The Maternal Mandate and the Assumptions of Motherhood

This podcast episode is a recording of a live workshop I presented and had such a beautiful reaction to, I wanted to share with you all. Just take a look at the comments that came through, and you’ll see why: Patrycja: Thank you Amy. This was very reassuring. For a while I felt there was…

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Ep #160 – You do you, and let them be them with Laurie Gerber

Oh the best-intentioned wishes and hopes we hold for our children!It’s part of the surrender of motherhood, isn’t it?We hope our children will be happy and healthy, but in actual fact, we have a pretty clear idea on what that looks like. And it’s no different for ourselves. Have you ever thought that the key…

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Ep #159 – It’s not about self-care anymore

Many years ago, I started with self-care. At the time, it was the only way I could see my way out of where I was: deep in mamahood. But it was also the only answer there was. We didn’t understand why we felt the way we did as women and mothers. Back then, we thought…

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Ep #158 – Let the warrior energy rest

It’s been a year of deep challenges for so many of us. Who would have thought that this year would bring a global pandemic that has turned so much of our cultural systems, the way we live the way we even think about our lives, completely upside down. And all of that came after one…

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