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Motherhood is incredible. It's also incredibly challenging, especially with the high pressured, fast paced world we live in today. The Motherkind Podcast hosted by Motherkind founder and coach Zoe Blaskey, is on a mission to bring you some of the best wellbeing teachers in the world to help you find your calm, happy place in the madness of modern mum life. Each episode features a different teacher from the world of self-development and wellbeing or a mum on a path of self-enquiry. We cover everything from how to stay calm in a toddler meltdown, to dealing with anxiety, to self care and simple tools to help you have a better day.

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    • 4.8 • 546 Ratings

Motherhood is incredible. It's also incredibly challenging, especially with the high pressured, fast paced world we live in today. The Motherkind Podcast hosted by Motherkind founder and coach Zoe Blaskey, is on a mission to bring you some of the best wellbeing teachers in the world to help you find your calm, happy place in the madness of modern mum life. Each episode features a different teacher from the world of self-development and wellbeing or a mum on a path of self-enquiry. We cover everything from how to stay calm in a toddler meltdown, to dealing with anxiety, to self care and simple tools to help you have a better day.

    How to find inspiration everywhere with Light Watkins

    How to find inspiration everywhere with Light Watkins

    My guest today is internationally acclaimed meditation teacher, speaker, and author Light Watkins.
    I’ve been looking forward to this conversation for a really long time having followed Light’s work for a while now. I think you’ll agree with me that he has an incredibly calming and grounding energy that I hope in turn helps you feel those qualities while you listen.
    Light explains how he committed to sending out a daily dose of inspiration everyday to his email list beginning from 2016. Some of those emails have now come together in Light’s new book, Knowing Where to Look, 108 daily doses of inspiration.
    We talk about the power of consistency and what it took to send out a daily email like that. And also how it is possible to find inspiration wherever we look. Light shares how we can all find inspiration just by training ourselves to look for it. I talk about that a lot, that what we focus on gets bigger. This isn’t about ignoring those challenging feelings and the hard stuff at all. We have to process that. We just also need to be able to hold the duality of focusing on what is good as well.
    We chat about:

    The power of consistency

    How to find inspiration wherever we look

    His new book Knowing Where to Look, 108 daily doses of inspiration

    • 55 min
    Well-being tools for when you have no time with Richie Norton

    Well-being tools for when you have no time with Richie Norton

    This week’s guest says that we can start to feel better, more alive, and more vital in just one minute.
    Richie Norton is an ex-professional rugby player turned yoga and breathwork practitioner. An injury sadly ended his sports career, but then he discovered the transformative power of yoga and breathwork and has spent the past 10 years working alongside sports teams, entrepreneurs and celebrities to help them maximise every aspect of their physical and mental health.
    You might be thinking his current life set-up feels very far from ours, he is not a parent and his time is still somewhat his own, but the reason I was so keen to speak with Richie is his incredible way of making powerful well-being intentions really accessible.
    I think that Richie really gets what it is like to be time-poor yet wanting to feel different and better. I love his energy and I hope you do too. Speaking with him really connected me to this incredible power that we all have to feel differently and do something no matter how short on time we are to help us feel better.
    I hope after listening to this episode you feel inspired to take even just a minute to do something for yourself today.
    We chat about:

    What can you do if you just have one minute

    5-minute practices

    What you can do with 10 minutes

    • 48 min
    How to raise emotionally healthy children with Dr. Gordon Neufeld

    How to raise emotionally healthy children with Dr. Gordon Neufeld

    Dr. Gordon Neufeld is one of the world’s leading child psychologists. I discovered his work because he co-authored a book with Gabor Mate. Who, as you know if you have been a long-time listener, has been on the podcast and has had a huge impact on me. That episode is still one of the most downloaded that we have ever had on the podcast. Gordon co-authored a book with Gabor called Hold on To Your Kids.
    Scheduling this episode has been 2 years in the making. I really want to speak with the leading authorities in their field. These people are incredibly busy and hard to schedule, including this one with Gordon.
    His bio is too extensive to list it all here, but briefly, he has worked as a child therapist and consultant for over 40 years, is a best-selling author, international speaker and consultant and founder of the Neufeld Institute. Dr. Neufeld’s life’s work and his passion has been to help adults provide the conditions for children to flourish. He is a father of five and a grandfather to six.
    This is an incredibly powerful episode. Especially when I asked him about how I handled a situation with Jessie just earlier this week. And I think you’ll be surprised by his answer just as I was.
    Light bulbs were going off for me this entire episode and I learned so much from our conversation. My main takeaway from this episode is that emotional health is messy.
    So much of what we think of as good in our children is actually them repressing their big messy loud feelings and he talks brilliantly about some of the consequences of that and what happens when children start to repress their feelings when they don’t think their parents can handle it.
    We chat about:

    What is peer attachment vs peer orientation?

    Why emotional health is messy and how to work through it

    A recent situation I had with Jessie and Gordon’s advise

    Where is the story of emotional health?

    Working with the emotional playground

    The consequences of our children holding back their feelings


    As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.
    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Neufeld Institute - website


    Hold on to your kids - book



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    About Dr. Gordon Neufeld
    Before he retired, Dr. Gordon Neufeld had accumulated more than 40 years of experience as a clinical psychologist with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld continues to be an international speaker, a best-selling author (Hold On to Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he has devoted the best part of the last two decades to creating courses for parents, teachers and helping professionals. These courses are offered primarily through the Neufeld Institute – an online educational institute and world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld’s life’s work has been to help adults provide the conditions for children to flourish. He is a father of five and a grandfather to six.

    • 56 min
    The Key to Unlocking Your Mind’s Potential with Dominique Antiglio

    The Key to Unlocking Your Mind’s Potential with Dominique Antiglio

    Have you heard of Sophrology? No, well, I hadn’t actually either until I started preparing for this episode. And now I’ve got to say, I’m really excited about it.
    Sophrology is a form of dynamic meditation practice - the Guardian calls it the “dynamic young cousin” of mindfulness - and the Independent said “While many people try and fail to reap the benefits of meditative practices, taking up Sophrology could be the key to unlocking your mind’s potential."
    Dominique Antiglio is the world’s leading Sophrologist, she is a best-selling author and founder of BeSophro, a global Sophrology platform. She is also a mum to 5-year-old Elliot.
    She specialises in stress management, anxiety reduction and burnout prevention. Three things that I think every mother on the planet experiences. It can be done lying down, sitting, standing up and even whilst moving, and combines breathwork, meditation, visualisation exercises and light body movement to engage both the mind and body to bring you into presence so you can better manage daily pressures.
    Generally, practising it teaches you how to become more mindful of your needs, strengths, limits and your capabilities so that we can create capacity within ourselves to better manage life’s challenges.
    I loved both learning about Sophrology and getting to know Dominique. She is incredibly inspiring. I think you’ll agree I found her energy really calming and grounding.
    This was a very calming episode. I hope you love it. As ever, if you did please review it. Let’s get the world out there to support more mothers.
    We chat about:

    What is Sophrology

    How she got into it

    Her decision not to have more children.

    Managing burnout

    Her powerful mantra


    As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    BeSophro - website


    The life-changing power of Sophrology - book

    Instagram


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    About Dominique Antiglio
    The world’s leading Sophrologist (a dynamic meditation specialist), a best-selling author and founder of BeSophro, a global Sophrology platform.
    Dominique specialises in stress management, anxiety reduction and burn-out prevention. Her best-selling book The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology was the first widely published book on Sophrology in English and is now the leading authority on the subject.
    After running a successful osteopathy practice in Switzerland and feeling lost in her career, she made the difficult decision to close her business and move to London, UK to start a new life and start her second career as a Sophrologist – a profession people had never heard of outside of a few European countries. Single-handedly, she has built up Sophrology to become part of the health and wellness mainstream, in a similar vein to mindfulness, meditation and yoga, and she continues her mission to spread the word about how the practice can benefit the world.
    Dominique and her work regularly features in the likes of The Guardian, Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent, BBC, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan and more.

    • 51 min
    The messy middle with Clemmie Telford

    The messy middle with Clemmie Telford

    This week's guest is Clemmie Telford. Many of you will know Clemmie. She is a podcaster, creative strategist curator of the Mother of All Lists blog and now author. What you might not know is that I've known Clemmie since she was 18. One of her best friends from university is also one of my best friends from where I grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon. So, we have known each other a very long time.
    It is always such a joy to get to chat with her. In this episode we start by talking about the impact this past year has had on her. Like so many of us, it has led her to question a lot, deepening her own path of self-inquiry.
    She bravely and honestly shares what it's like for her right now. She is in what I call the messy middle when you begin to question your own life. Motherhood is a huge trigger for this. It’s a time when we begin to question who we are beyond society's expectations. She is asking herself this question - Who am I really?
    Clemmie also has a new book out called But Why? She attempts to get to the bottom of some of life's trickiest questions. We talk about what this process has been like for her and the new direction her career has taken her in.
    I hope you enjoy this episode. It is very real, raw, and honest and I am sure many of you will relate and find comfort and truth in her words.
    We chat about:

    The impact this year has had on her

    The messy middle

    Asking ourselves: Who am I really?

    What she learned from writing But Why?

    • 48 min
    Empowered transitions with Alister Gray

    Empowered transitions with Alister Gray

    Welcome to this episode of The Motherkind podcast. This week is with Alister Gray. He is a transformational coach who infuses neuroscience, intuition, psychology, mindfulness and meditation into his coaching. He is also the founder of Mindful Talent and co-founder of Mindful Talent Training Academy, which delivers coach and leadership training and workshops to some of the biggest brands in the world.
    This is a special episode for me because Alister is also my coach. I did the advanced transformational coach training with Mindful Talent. It was an incredible experience, and I still work with Alister today as part of his mastermind group.
    I find Alister incredibly inspiring. A few years back, Alister realised his life was out of alignment. He looked very successful on the outside but he felt totally lost on the inside. He also felt disconnected and stressed and I know many of us including myself know what this feels like. As it is with so many people, it was his body that first started showing the signs and he shares the story in this episode. If you have ever felt like your life looks good on paper, but you don’t feel joy and connection, then this episode is going to be incredibly powerful for you.
    Since then, Alister has been on a path to help others realize their real potential. Including me. I challenge you not to cry over the gift he wishes for all mothers. It’s so beautiful.
    We talk about:

    His recent move to Costa Rica with his family

    Where does safety and security come from

    The work he and his partner did prior to the birth of their daughter

    How he jumped from a profession in recruitment to coaching

    What does he say to people who are at the start of considering a transition

    How he keeps faith and trust during challenging times

    His intention as a father to Rumi

    His gift for all mothers in the world and why


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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
546 Ratings

546 Ratings

Bec Hogan ,

Epic, Awesome, So needed!

Zoe this podcast resonates with me so much as a Mum and as a Coach for Mums myself. It’s such an important message you’re sharing and I love sharing it on to Mums in my groups too. Amy Taylor-Kabbaz, Eliane Glaser and Glennon Doyle are my absolute favourites here on your channel. Amazing ladies with amazing books. Thanks so much for all you’re doing here 💖

Louise Rogers Yoga ,

Incredible, inspiring, tender conversations

I have loved listening to Motherkind, but the interview with Glennon Doyle has completely blown me away. So many aha moments, Zoë has the most beautiful and thoughtful interviewing skills, what a gift to all of us. Thank you Zoë! I will share far and wide.

Willmouse ,

Helps me connect with the world and my children

I love Motherkind as it helps to dispel so many of the parenting myths, validates beliefs about connection with my children and empowers me in my parenting practice. Zoe is a great conversationalist and has some great guests. I’d also highly recommend The Family Reset plan which kickstarted a lot of helpful and nurturing family habits and behaviours in a post-lockdown frazzled household!

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