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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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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.

    Re-release: How to create a beautiful relationship with your child - that lasts forever with Jess, Our Mama Village

    Re-release: How to create a beautiful relationship with your child - that lasts forever with Jess, Our Mama Village

    Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening.
    Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to re-set, take a breather and re-connect with the family.
    We do however over this period re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past six months. And this week’s is brilliant. It is with Jess VanderWier who is a registered Psychotherapist, family and child therapist and founder of Our Mama Village, which has a massive one million Instagram followers.
    I absolutely loved this episode. I cried and got really emotional at the end when Jess describes her grandmother. It instantly connected me to a sense of perspective and what’s important. I feel like I constantly need that reminder to get out of the weeds of my day-to-day life and stress and to think about the big picture and this episode did it for me.
    I discovered Jess on Instagram and loved her compassion and her deep experience with families. This is an episode about gentle parenting and we talk about what that means. It’s also about the bigger picture so we are going to dive in together about why we might want to look into our values as parents and have a think about how we are parenting.
    In our busy lives, from the moment our eyes open to the moment our heads hit the pillow, it can just feel like go go go. It is so easy to forget to maintain perspective and the bigger picture of why your role as a parent is so important and how to navigate all the tricky parts with more grace and ease.
    I especially loved it when Jess talks about the seasons of parenthood and how to know when is the time to survive, to grit your teeth and get through it. And when is the right time to do that deeper work into what might be coming up for us as we go through the challenges of parenthood. What she shares is absolutely brilliant.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

    What is gentle parenting

    Why we might want to look into our values as parents and have a think about how we are parenting

    The seasons of parenthood and how to know when to survive or do the deeper work

    Keeping it all in perspective

    What does punishment-free parenting look like


    GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022
    Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14th of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information.
    FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co.
    Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.

    ABOUT JESS VANDERWIER
    VanderWier is a Registered Psychotherapist who helps families understand and respond to their child’s “big feelings” with gentleness and respect. Jess has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and has logged thousands of clinical hours supporting parents and their children. Through groups, presentations, and one-on-one clinical sessions Jessica has helps hundreds of parents restore peace to their home.
    As the founder of Our Mama Village, Jess uses her expertise to support parents through online courses, personalized coaching, and free resources. Our Mama Village offers daily parenting guidance to over 480,000 families on their popular Instagram account.
    Jess lives in the Niagara Region with her husband Scott and their two daughters (4.5 & 2.5 years old). Whenever she finds the time, Jess loves to be outside in nature, hiking or biking, before refueling with Scott at a quirky hole-in-the-wall restaurant or a fun coffee shop.
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    • 57 min
    MOMENT | Parenting ‘fails’ are actually opportunities - here’s why with Dr. Julie

    MOMENT | Parenting ‘fails’ are actually opportunities - here’s why with Dr. Julie

    Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead.
    This moment is with the incredible Dr Julie from a longer episode which we released back in June. If you haven’t listened to that full episode, then please do. Unsurprisingly, it is one of our most popular episodes so far this year.
    In this clip, Dr Julie explains a huge parenting fail that she made and how she quickly repaired with herself and her son.
    I hope this gives you lots of food for thought and lots of self-compassion. Remember we all make mistakes, even the world leading psychologist Dr Julie.
    You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here.
    GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022
    Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information.
    ABOUT DR. JULIE
    Dr Julie Smith is a Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of professional experience, having previously worked in the NHS, with veterans and the MoD, in addiction and crisis centres, and now in private practice. She is also an online educator and social media star, sharing bite-sized mental health and motivational videos online, with a combined following of more than 3.5 million. In November 2019 Julie launched her Tik Tok account to make her services and education about mental health more accessible. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Julie’s audience on TikTok grew astronomically as young people related to the videos she was making about mental health and put her advice to use.
    MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES


    FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.


    INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.

    • 6 min
    Re-release - The surprising secret to feeling less guilty and more empowered with Dr. Sophie Brock

    Re-release - The surprising secret to feeling less guilty and more empowered with Dr. Sophie Brock

    I am so excited about this episode. This week’s guest, Dr. Sophie Brock, says that to connect with the authenticity of who we are we first have to deconstruct who the world expects us to be. Isn’t that so powerful?
    She literally has a PhD in motherhood. She is a motherhood studies sociologist.
    This episode is such a brilliant follow-on to last week’s episode with Dr. Rick Hanson. If you haven’t listened to that one please do after you listen to Sophie’s.
    I feel like this episode is so powerful. It does something really important, which is to put your individual experience of being a mother and all the challenges that come with that into the wider societal context. Essentially revealing what it means to be a mother in the world today.
    If you have ever felt that guilt on you, this episode is going to help you so much. It’s going to help you feel freer, lighter and more self-compassion for your incredible role as a mother.
    Sophie explains that so much of the tension in motherhood actually comes from society and what it expects from us.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

    What it means to be a mother in this world

    Where the tension and guilt of motherhood come from

    Why you feel so guilty all the time

    How we can free ourselves from that guilt


    If you love this episode, copy the link, and please share it. Be that person amongst your friends who is sharing supporting and lifting others up with content like this. We all need this right now. If there ever was a time to support mothers, it is now. I would be so grateful if you would help me spread the incredible wisdom of the guests we have on the podcast.
    We can actually play a huge role in changing the structure of motherhood.- Dr. Sophie Brock
    As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.

    SPONSOR - ATHLETIC GREENS
    My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that.
    We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise!
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    GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022
    Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information.
    ABOUT DR. SOPHIE BROCK
    Dr. Sophie Brock is a Motherhood Studies Sociologist and Mother living in Sydney, Australia. She provides analysis of Motherhood in our culture, exploring the ways individual experiences of Mothers are shaped by broader social constructs. Sophie supports professionals, business owners and creatives in revolutionising what Motherhood means in our society, and how individual Mothers are supported and understood. Sophie’s offerings include self-study courses for Mothers and practitioners, her podcast The Good Enough Mother, and her Motherhood Studies Practitioner Certification program. 

    • 49 min
    MOMENT | Is THIS the secret to achieving your dreams? with Helen Glover MBE

    MOMENT | Is THIS the secret to achieving your dreams? with Helen Glover MBE

    Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead.
    This week’s moment is a really inspiring one. It is with Helen Glover MBE, the Olympic rower who famously went back to rowing after having 3 children.
    In this short clip she describes the key to how she achieved her impossible dream.
    You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here.

    GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022
    Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information.

    ABOUT HELEN GLOVER MBE
    Double Olympic champion, three-times world champion, twice European champion and a multiple world cup gold-medal winner – Helen Glover is one of the most decorated athletes in the GB Rowing Team.
    After stepping away from rowing to get married and have three children, Helen returned to the team in 2021 with the goal of being the first mother to compete for the GB Rowing Team.
    Glover only took up rowing in 2008 and won a historic gold medal at the Olympic Games in London just four years later. Her outstanding women’s pair partnership with Heather Stanning became the first British female rowers to successfully defend an Olympic title when they won gold at Rio 2016.
    That completed a perfect Olympiad for Glover in the pair – she won every race she competed in and claimed a hat-trick of world titles, one with Polly Swann and two with Stanning.
    You can follow her on Instagram.

    MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES


    FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.


    INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.

    • 5 min
    Re-release: World-leading psychologist on why motherhood is the challenge of a lifetime with Dr. Rick Hanson

    Re-release: World-leading psychologist on why motherhood is the challenge of a lifetime with Dr. Rick Hanson

    Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. This week we are re-releasing this episode with the incredible Dr. Rick Hanson.
    Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, take a breath and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months.
    This episode with Dr. Rick Hanson came out in January 2022 and it instantly spoke to so many of you. I received 100s of emails and DMs about it from our listeners.
    So much resonates with me in this episode, particularly about the need to take the pressure off ourselves and how to do that.
    Dr. Rick is one of the world’s leading psychologists and he says it’s imperative we recognise the pressures we are under as mothers so we can support ourselves and ask for the support we need from others.
    Back in 2002, he wrote the seminal book Mother Nurture because he saw his own wife, a happy healthy woman, becoming clinically depleted after having children. And with his decades of experience as a psychologist, he felt called to support mothers.
    This episode is incredible. Every word Dr. Rick says is like gold. You are going to finish this episode feeling so much more self-compassion and ease and hopefully be kinder to yourself.

    In this episode you’ll learn about:

    Practical ideas of how to reduce stress from Motherhood

    An analogy that made me cry

    His life-changing words about the impact of the pandemic


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

    Free weekly newsletter

    Book Mother Nurture


    Website


    GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS 14 September 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register.

    FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co.
    Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.

    About Dr. Rick Hanson
    Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 30 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 220,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial needs. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    MOMENT | THIS is how you get off the hamster wheel of mothering with Natalie Lee

    MOMENT | THIS is how you get off the hamster wheel of mothering with Natalie Lee

    Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead.
    This moment is with the amazing Natalie Lee author of Feeling myself: how I shed my shame to find sexual freedom and you can too.
    This was an incredible episode. In this short clip from May 2022 Nat shares how before she started facing her past she struggled to deeply connect to herself and others.
    And now having taken that really brave step, she shares in this clip how she feels radically different.
    You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here.
    GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022
    Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information.
    ABOUT NATALIE LEE
    Natalie Lee began her career as a midwife before starting her blog, Style Me Sunday, in July 2012. Over nearly a decade, she has grown her platform from a blog to a brand, and now reaches women across various different mediums.
    Throughout this time, she has run events, co-hosted a podcast (The Everything Project), been a panellist more times than she can count, taken part in a television project about women's quests for better orgasms where she had an orgasm on TV, and worked with a variety of household-name brands.

    @stylemesunday

    Natalie’s blog Style Me Sunday

    MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES


    FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.


    INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day.

    • 5 min

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