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.
Ep. 114 - How to become the person you were meant to be with Laurie Gerber
I have a fantastic episode for you this week. I’m speaking with Laurie Gerber, who is an Executive and Senior Coach at the Handel Group, which is one of the world’s leading coaching businesses. The Handel Group work with some of the world’s top celebrities, including Eva Longoria and Hugh Jackman.
Laurie works with clients to maximise their ability to thrive across every single area of their life. Laurie shares her own story and how she came to this work after realising there was an area in her own life that needed unlocking before she could be fully empowered to live the life she dreamed.
We talk a lot about empowerment during the episode and how to become the person you were meant to be. We also talk about how we can ‘alchemise’ the way that we were parented and show up for our children differently.
I was really inspired by Laurie’s message – I think you’ll be able to hear the symmetry and energy between us in our conversation and I hope you enjoy the episode! For the full show notes, head over to www.motherkind.co
How to profoundly connect with your child (in just 15 minutes a day) with Joanna Fortune
This week I’m delighted to welcome the lovely Joanna Fortune to the podcast. Joanna is a clinical psychotherapist, an attachment specialist, and the author of the brilliant series of books, ’15 Minute Parenting’. Joanna has been working with children and families for over 20 years. She came up with the fantastic concept of ‘15 Minute Parenting’ after hearing from parents over and over again that, often, they only had 15 minutes of quality time every day to connect with their children.
The books centre around how we can use play to connect with our children, underpinned by Joanna’s years of experience in psychotherapy and attachment theory.
We had such a great conversation, exploring self-parenting and taking care of our own stuff as the caregivers for our children. We also talk about our inner critic and relationship with shame – and how to be aware of when we might be passing this on to our children. And towards the end of our conversation, we talk about play and some of Joanna’s 15-minute parenting ethos that can help us connect with our children in just 15 minutes a day.
I really enjoyed our conversation and hope you will, too. For the full show notes, please head over to motherkind.co.
Ep. 112 - How to do less and have more with Kate Northrup
This week I’m speaking with bestselling author and entrepreneur, Kate Northrup. Kate has reached hundreds of thousands of women through her work online, and through her bestselling books, ‘Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms’ and ‘Money, A Love Story: Untangle your Financial Woes and Create the Life you Really Want’.
Kate’s mission is to support ambitious women, particularly mothers, to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. I really resonate with that - and it’s definitely something I need to keep reminding myself of!
In the episode, we speak about our experiences in lockdown and the role that many women have taken in the household during this time. We speak about Kate’s experiences with her own mother, and how she saw her overworking. Kate also gives lots of practical tips and tools to help you manage your own time and energy.
For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co
Ep. 111 - Reflections on Motherhood and Redefining Success with Ella Mills
We’re back after our summer break with a brand-new season of the podcast, and some incredible guests coming up for you. This week, I’m super excited to be speaking with Ella Mills.
Ella is the founder and creator of Deliciously Ella. From her early beginnings as a blogger, Ella has grown the brand into a hugely successful company, spanning a number of bestselling cookbooks, an app, a deli in central London and a range of plant-based food products. I’ve been following Ella online for a long time and we had such a brilliant conversation about motherhood and redefining success.
Ella is mum to her daughter Skye, who just turned one. When we recorded this conversation, she was 33 weeks pregnant and getting ready to give birth to her second child.
We talked about Ella’s experience of early motherhood from her first pregnancy and what she plans to do differently this time. She shares her journey with guilt and pressure and how she is finding balance as a mother and founder of a a very busy, successful company. We also talk about Ella’s own childhood and how it’s shaped how she is now raising her own daughters.
I really loved my conversation with Ella, and I hope you enjoy it too. For the full show notes, head over to www.motherkind.co.
Re-Release - Feel Better in Five with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
It’s our final week of August re-releases, where we’re sharing some of our favourite episodes from the last year.
This week, I’m delighted to share with you my interview with the wonderful Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, which was one of our most popular episodes from 2019.
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is one of the most influential GP’s in the UK with nearly two decades of experience. His podcast, ‘Feel Better, Live More’, is the Number 1 health podcast in the UK and he also has a number of bestselling books.
In this interview, which we recorded around the release of his newest book ‘Feel Better in Five’, we talk about how to make changes in your life. Dr. Rangan shares some simple, yet effective shifts that you can bring into your life to feel better, in just five minutes. And in our busy modern lives, five minutes is often all we have!
So, I hope you enjoy this week’s episode and I hope it resonates with you, too.
For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co.
Re-Release - How to stop saying yes when you mean no with Sarah Knight
This week, we’re re-releasing the interview I did last year with the brilliant Sarah Knight.
Sarah is the author of the ‘No ‘F*ck’s Given’ guides – including the bestselling book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving an F*ck’ and her most recent book, ‘F*ck No!’
This episode does come with an ‘explicit’ warning as there’s quite a bit of swearing - so it might be best to listen with headphones on, away from little ears!
In this episode, we talk about how to say ‘no’. I’m a real stickler for keeping boundaries – because it’s so important to protect our precious time and energy.
Sarah teaches us how to say no in a number of scenarios, and importantly how not to feel guilty about it afterwards. I think you’ll really enjoy this one.
For the full show notes, please head over to www.motherkind.co