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Are you a mom who is ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life? A few months before a big milestone birthday, host Julie Neale, a life and leadership coach, community builder and mom to two high-energy boys, decided to stop sidelining her dreams and become the hero of her own journey. She created this show to help light her way by gathering words of wisdom and lessons learned from other mothers further ahead on their quest. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, engaging mindfully with their children (E), passionately and purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), investing in themselves (I), and connecting to a strong support network (C). Come along with Julie and you are sure to find some treasures of your own.

Mother's Quest Podcast Julie Neale

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Are you a mom who is ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life? A few months before a big milestone birthday, host Julie Neale, a life and leadership coach, community builder and mom to two high-energy boys, decided to stop sidelining her dreams and become the hero of her own journey. She created this show to help light her way by gathering words of wisdom and lessons learned from other mothers further ahead on their quest. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, engaging mindfully with their children (E), passionately and purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), investing in themselves (I), and connecting to a strong support network (C). Come along with Julie and you are sure to find some treasures of your own.

    Coming Home To Ourselves with Self-Care Coach Jamie Greenwood

    Coming Home To Ourselves with Self-Care Coach Jamie Greenwood

    In 2016, on a leap of faith, I signed up for something called a Power Circle and was guided through a six month process by this amazing facilitator Jamie Greenwood. In the space that Jamie held for a small group of us, I said out loud my dreams for Mother’s Quest for the first time, and at Jamie’s urging, started a Facebook Group for the community I hoped to grow in my journey.

    Six plus years, almost a 100 podcast episodes, and over a thousand FB Group members later in my journey, Jamie has become a mother herself, and has evolved her coaching practice into one that teaches big-dreaming, high-achieving women, many of them mothers, how to set boundaries and find home within ourselves, without an ounce of guilt.

    Jamie is also the host of The Path Home, a podcast that explores the many facets of home, how we find home in ourselves and how we create a sense of home in our work, our relationships, our communities and in the future we want to see.
    When we arrived to this interview as 2022 was coming to a close, Jamie and I were both in the midst of juggling health and wellness challenges with our children. The conversation that unfolded was the reminder we both needed of the power of self-care, of how grateful we are for the flexibility to reorganize things to care for our children when needed, and of finding and communicating our boundaries. Jamie has found a definition she loves…”boundaries are the safe distance at which I can love you and I can love myself.”  
    I loved this intimate conversation with the coach that helped me find my way at the start of Mother’s Quest. In listening, I hope you are reminded, as I was, to slow down, to pay attention to what our bodies are telling us, to trust ourselves to set boundaries, to connect to what we’re hungry for and to be brave enough to say it out loud. I hope this episode helps you come home to yourself.
     
    This Episode’s Challenge: 
    Part of coming home to ourselves is about bravery. Reach out to people for connection, and you might be surprised that you can build an instant community. Know that If you have a hunger for something, others likely have that hunger too. Ask yourself, “what kind of connection am I hungry for in my relationships and in my own community?” Then reach out.  

    About Jamie Greenwood:
    Jamie Greenwood is a self care and leadership coach and the founder of Homecoming, a 6 month group coaching program that teaches big-dreaming, high-achieving women how to set boundaries and find home in themselves, without an ounce of guilt. With over 15 years experience, Jamie specializes in helping women get really clear on who they are, how they want to live and then actually doing it on their own terms. 
    Jamie is also the host of The Path Home, a podcast that explores the many facets of home, how we find home in ourselves and how we create a sense of home in our work, our relationships, our communities and in the future we want to see.
    When Jamie's not coaching, speaking, or podcasting, you can find her running after her 14 year old, 6 year old and 4 year old daughters and wondering what's for dinner.
    Connect with Jamie:
    Website | https://jamiegreenwood.co/ Podcast | https://jamiegreenwood.co/the-path-home-podcast Facebook | www.facebook.com/jamie.m.greenwood Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jamiegreenwoodcoaching/ Topics Discussed in this Episode:
    Navigating disappointment and that feeling of taking one step forward two steps back when challenges come up with our children How Jamie takes care of her children’s needs without compromising her own What Jamie says to her children at breakfast that demonstrates to them that she matters too Jamie’s favorite definition of “boundaries”…it’s so beautiful! The importance of speaking our truth and why we should not use a “gratitude bypass” to obscure it.  Jamie’s experience on Instagram and why she stopped using it   Making space to be quiet and

    • 44 min
    Throwback Thursday: Smashing the Kyriarchy with Books for Littles Ashia Ray

    Throwback Thursday: Smashing the Kyriarchy with Books for Littles Ashia Ray

    I am honored to bring you back to a powerful and important conversation with a woman who deeply impacted my life and my children’s life, Ashia Ray of Raising Luminaries and Books for Littles.
    Thousands of parents like me seek Ashia's help in finding the best books to foster age-appropriate conversations with our children about white supremacy, cissexism, ableism, and other issues. Her thoughtfully researched and child-tested book lists, at BooksForLittles.com and in her private group is a big help for parents like me. 
    Grab this opportunity to widen and deepen your awareness, understanding and advocacy for neurodiversity, and how we can fight all the isms, smashing the kyriarchy (the intersection of them all) through the power of books. 
    Additionally, delve deeply into how Ashia experiences the world as an autistic adult and mother. I hope this episode will make you want to be a kinder, and more inclusive human being. 
     
    Much appreciation,


    Full Episode Show Notes Check out the full show notes from the original episode here: http://mothersquest.com/ep67-ashiaray/
     
    Mother’s Quest is a podcast for moms who are ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, Engaging mindfully with their children (E), Passionately and Purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), Investing in themselves (I), and Connecting to a strong support network (C).
    Join our community of mothers to light the way and sustain you on your quest at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Throwback Thursday: “Flawed” with Truth Bomb Mom Kristina Kuzmic

    Throwback Thursday: “Flawed” with Truth Bomb Mom Kristina Kuzmic

    2022 is almost over; it’s time to reflect and set intentions for the upcoming new year! 
    As I thought about what episode I wanted to bring back to you, I kept coming to this conversation with the Truth Bomb Mom Kristina Kuzmic. One of the most powerful takeaways of this episode is how owning her flaws and sharing them vulnerably with her children has become a key to living her epic life. 
    If your 2022 has been anything like my year, there have been a lot of things that didn't go exactly as planned. But I hope this conversation gives us all permission to look at the things that didn't go right, and possibly to see how there might be some powerful lessons, special gifts, or even as Kristina says "one good thing" we can identify in them. 
    I also wanted to let you know that the Mother's Quest Live Your EPIC Year Planner has arrived! It comes in so many different formats, and it's filled with all the signature reflection practices that I've been building over the last six years. And I hope if you're looking for a planner you might find what's just right for you.

    I'm currently doing a giveaway on Instagram www.instagram.com/mothersquestpod. It's so easy to enter. And it would really help me to spread the word about these incredible planners. So I hope you'll hop over to @mothersquestpod, sign up for the giveaway, take a look at the planners and see if there's one that's calling to you. The planners and this conversation will not only give us the opportunity to identify some things that we're taking away from the flaws in our life, but also set some powerful intentions for 2023. 
    I hope you love this conversation. Have a meaningful close to your year and a beautiful start to your new year.
    Get your Live Your EPIC Life Planner today – now is always a good time to say “yes” to your EPIC Life. Pick Your Planner Now
    Much appreciation,

    Julie 

    Full Episode Show Notes Check out the full show notes from the original episode here: http://mothersquest.com/encore-kristinakuzmic/
     
    Mother’s Quest is a podcast for moms who are ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, Engaging mindfully with their children (E), Passionately and Purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), Investing in themselves (I), and Connecting to a strong support network (C).
    Join our community of mothers to light the way and sustain you on your quest at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/

    • 50 min
    Throwback Thursday: Here Comes the Sun: A Solocast on Death, Grief, and Love

    Throwback Thursday: Here Comes the Sun: A Solocast on Death, Grief, and Love

    This Throwback Thursday episode releases just one day after winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, the darkest day of the year which also marks the moment when we begin to usher in more light. It’s also just days after the anniversary of my father’s death. 
    What I’ve learned again and again with the waves of grief that come and go, is that life is the other side of death, love the other side of grief, and light is always on the other side of darkness. 
    I hope this solocast episode, about the lessons I learned during my Dad’s death and afterward, might provide some guidance to you or someone you know going through a similar experience with a loved one. Wishing you more life, love and light this holiday season.
    Much appreciation,


    Full Episode Show Notes Check out the full show notes from the original episode here: http://mothersquest.com/here-comes-the-sun-a-solocast-on-death-grief-and-love/ 
    Mother’s Quest is a podcast for moms who are ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, Engaging mindfully with their children (E), Passionately and Purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), Investing in themselves (I), and Connecting to a strong support network (C).
    Join our community of mothers to light the way and sustain you on your quest at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/

    • 51 min
    Throwback Thursday: Being Seen and The Power of Reflection with Leslie Medine In Honor of our Great Coach Edd Conboy

    Throwback Thursday: Being Seen and The Power of Reflection with Leslie Medine In Honor of our Great Coach Edd Conboy

    I'm honored to share this throwback episode with a mentor and coach who has had a tremendous impact on the person and parent I am today, Leslie Medine.
    I released this episode on December 21st, 2020, on the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, in honor of a great coach Leslie and I had in common, Edd Conboy, who passed away in March of the same year.
    You’ll notice it’s longer than my usual ones and I also hope you’ll find tremendous value in listening. Find a cozy spot and a cup of tea and settle in. Or if you are more limited in your time, listen for some while, and then press pause and come back when you’re ready. Make sure not to listen with your little ones present as there is some colorful language. Seize the time and space for yourself. And let the light in.
    Much appreciation,


    Full Episode Show Notes Check out the full show notes from the original episode here: www.mothersquest.com/80 
     
    Mother’s Quest is a podcast for moms who are ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, Engaging mindfully with their children (E), Passionately and Purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), Investing in themselves (I), and Connecting to a strong support network (C).
    Join our community of mothers to light the wAay and sustain you on your quest at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/

     



     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Throwback Thursday: Making Space and Finding Rhythm with “Kindie Rock” Star Laurie Berkner

    Throwback Thursday: Making Space and Finding Rhythm with “Kindie Rock” Star Laurie Berkner

    I'm honored to share this throwback episode with best-selling, award-winning, children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner.
    Laurie’s music bridges a divide between parents and their children and invites connection, joy and meaning. In our conversation, I was compelled by the stories Laurie shared about families whose children have cancer and listen to her music for comfort in the hospital or whose children have autism and their first words were the names of Laurie’s songs.
    I hope that through this episode, you also experience renewed faith in ripple effects beyond what we first imagine and a reverence for following the rhythm in our lives, if we make the space to listen.
     
    Much appreciation,


    Full Episode Show Notes Check out the full show notes from the original episode here: http://mothersquest.com/ep38-laurieberkner/
     
    Mother’s Quest is a podcast for moms who are ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, Engaging mindfully with their children (E), Passionately and Purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), Investing in themselves (I), and Connecting to a strong support network (C).
    Join our community of mothers to light the way and sustain you on your quest at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/

     



     

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Truly E.P.I.C.!

I am so grateful for Julie's voice! She utilizes her platform to amplify voices that we all need to hear, and the insights she brings to the table herself are truly a gift. (I also LOVE how inclusive her website is - she offers a read-aloud option on every page that makes my heart happy!) I genuinely cannot wait to hear what's to come in season 6... no doubt, she'll continue to make the world a better place one podcast at a time! 💛

Totally worthwhile ! ,

Always worth the time!

I love Julie and her work. She is a masterful connector, always on the lookout for thought/heart leaders and bringing them to moms on a quest to parent thoughtfully and skillfully.

Julie has been a role model in the way she amplifies and honors the voices of women of color and voices of those with marginalized identities. She avails herself to challenging and sensitive topics and conversations, modeling active listening, sensitivity and respect.

Highly recommend.

read this mincraft please ,

Great podcast for moms who desire a full life

I love listening to the MQ podcast for inspiration and information. Julie covers everything from spirituality and gratitude to race relations and sex. She’s willing to have hard conversations through the lens of curiosity so we can all learn along the way. But she does it all as a mom first.

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