Podcast

Ep #147 – Radical body acceptance with Dr Rebecca Ray

  Our bodies are the source and creator of motherhood.   They are the vessel for the gifts of our children.   But what happens when our body doesn’t follow the ‘plan’ of pregnancy and birth? What happens when you feel your body let you down, or is now changed forever?   Dr Rebecca Ray…

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Ep #146 – The Inner Split

    For many years after my first child was born, I struggled with trying to find the balance between who I was before my children arrived, and being a mama. It was as if I was a mass of contradiction – on the one hand, I wanted nothing more than to give myself to…

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Ep #145 – The liminal space in motherhood with Jessie Harrold

It’s the space in between. It’s the not who you used to be, and not quite who you will be yet. It’s the darkness and the opportunity. And as my guest in this episode describes it: it’s the liminal space in motherhood. Jessie Harrold is a couch, doula and author. She has been working with…

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Ep #142: Newborn Mothers and the Rising Feminine with Julia Jones

Many years ago, I began to explore postpartum support, the fourth trimester and motherhood with Julia Jones. At the time, she was running a pilot training of her postpartum doula training, and I was all in. Years later, this work still influences me in so many ways.   Julia is a pioneer in the way…

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Ep #144 – Loving your way back with Allison Hillery

Sometimes, the most profound changes in our life come from the most simple ideas. This week’s podcast is a living example of that. Allison Hillery is a mama of two girls. When she found herself pregnant with her second baby while still trying to understand the realities of the physical challenges her first baby was…

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Ep #142: What about the Dads? with Julie Borninkhof from PANDA

If matrescence is the transformation of a woman as she becomes a mother – is there something called ‘patrescence’ for the dads? Do men go through a similar identity shift? This is something I am constantly asked.   Of course, the transition a woman goes through is unique – her transformation is physical, emotional, economic,…

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Ep #141: The things that shape us with Yemi Penn

Matrescence is universal – no matter who you are or where you are in the world, motherhood brings a transformation of identity. However, within matrescence, and the transition from woman to mother, there are many factors we must acknowledge, including race, background and support. It is deeply important that on this podcast, we not only…

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Ep #140 – Emotional Regulation with Heidi Garcia

Mamahood is filled with so many questions: how do I help my child with their emotions? why do they have so many meltdowns? am I doing something wrong? Is it me? Through in a really tough year on top, and you have mamas all over the globe questioning who they are and whether they’re doing…

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Ep #139: Post-Pandemic Depletion

Thanks to the work of Dr Oscar Serrallach, we now know about Post-Natal Depletion: a physical and mental deterioration caused not just by the process of giving birth and breastfeeding, but by the stresses and strains of modern parenthood. It has been a breakthrough in how we view mothers, and how we can better support…

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Ep #138: Balance and other BS with Felicity Harley

Balance is all BS, right? We’re mamas and women, we’ve chased that dream and realised it was a pipe dream. Right? It seems many of us are still not 100% clear on this. Even though we’ve heard the stats and know the reality, many of us are still believing that if we worked harder, got…

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