This is the podcast to listen to for all things birth related. We talk pelvises, pregnancy, post partum recovery, sex, exercise and nutrition, not to mention self-care, that ever elusive space mamas need to regain their confidence, find a new groove and feel like themselves again. It takes a tribe!
We'll be building community which will be extra fun for those in the phoenix and northwest valley area. Join us as we get to know amazing providers and mamas in our community.
Amy Vander Linden has been a physical therapist for more than 18 years and specializes in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release. Amy has found this to be the most effective way of eliminating painful restrictions and restoring mobility. MFR addresses all types of ailments by relieving restrictions that can be causing 2000 pounds of pressure on pain sensitive structures. She has over 350 hours of specialized training by John Barnes in the JFB Myofascial Release Approach including women’s health.
Her passion is to help women THRIVE throughout pregnancy and afterwards, whether they had a baby 6 weeks ago or 16 years ago (postpartum is forever). She assists them towards wholeness by empowering them to know their bodies, understanding healing processes and offering therapeutic touch, gaining confidence in their ability to do the things they love and providing education so they and baby can have an optimal start!
Episode 39- Featuring Walker Ladd
If you've had a baby, are pregnant or work with moms in any capacity, PLEASE go get this book. I'm almost done reading it and all I can say is WOW! and We have to do better! Here is a description from Walker.
Transformed by Postpartum Depression traces the experiences of 25 women through the trauma of postpartum depression. The impact of untreated postpartum depression is described within the context of the psychological literature on trauma and posttraumatic growth. Women describe being terrified by symptoms they didn’t understand and the systemic failure of care providers to screen or treat their worsening symptoms, resulting in life threatening and life changing trauma. Interviews with leaders in the field of maternal mental health provide critical counterpoint to the concept of postpartum depression as a traumatic life event. Transformed by Postpartum Depression provides timely and insightful reflection on the state of maternal mental health in the United States.
-What is PPD? the risk factors of PPD?
-Why it being untreated is the scary part, not the PPD itself!
-How women can advocate for themselves
-What we as a tribe can do differently to prevent, treat and lessen the burden of PPD
-Finding that sense of self again!
Walker Ladd, Ph.D. has been a recognized thought leader in the field of maternal mental health for nearly two decades. Her writing and research challenge current paradigms of motherhood and mental illness, using women’s stories to reveal the hidden truths and extraordinary dimensions of the lived experience of motherhood. Dr. Ladd’s personal experiences with traumatic childbirth, breast cancer, postpartum depression, and major depressive disorder drive her passion for her bold, soulful, and transformative work.
To Connect with Walker:
Amazon to get her book
Episode 38- Featuring Janet Havenga
Janet has walked this walk long before she talked the talk. She used to weigh 200+ and decided she wanted to train for the marathon. She hit her target weight! Then realized she still didn't feel the contentment, satisfaction or happiness she expected and it wasn't sustainable. As she learned to trust her intuition, she developed a healthy relationship with food, one which she now shares with her clients. I'm thrilled she has joined us at the Moment of Truth Healing Space as both a holistic nutritionist and yoga instructor.
-How to develop a healthy mindset with food.
-Yoga as a guide!
-How to be present, even as you're shifting and changing.
-If you're looking for a great yoga podcast, Janet recommends Be Ultimate with Travis Elliott!
Janet Havenga, founder of Havenga Health has been helping women overcome food addiction as it relates to stress management for the past 4 years. With a background in Yogic philosophical practices including movement, meditation, and ayurvedic principles, Janet works with her clients to create a sustainable and individual solution for women to manage their stress, and finally living a confident and healthy life they deserve.
Personally, Janet has taken the journey she coaches losing over 80lb and leaving a corporate job to pursue her passion for helping women see their own value as they are and not as society wants them to be. “It took me 10 years to discover who I was all along, I want to help my clients see the beauty that lies in each one of them in less time than it took me to do so”
Janet holds a certification in Integrative Nutrition, Personal Training, and 200HR YTT
Episode 37 - Featuring Monica Williams
"Surrender is the settling of the soul to make room for the surprises in the stillness."
I mean Come On!!!! Read it again. Read that until you come to a full stop. Most of us have no idea what stillness feels like. Monica shares with us how she learned about surrender, her soul and finding surprises in the stillness. We talk about her battle with cancer, her book The ABCs of Racism, coming out very soon, her involvement with My Hope Bag and why her current message is Speak Up, Stand Up. She has so much to offer in this time together and I'm thrilled for you to listen and soak it all up. If anyone knows how to face challenges with faith, fierceness and tenderness, it is this woman and that's why she can lead us through those things.
-Top 3 lessons cancer taught her.
-Why she recommends 3D ultrasounds
-The ABCs of racism and how we deal with challenges today.
-How to find those amazing surprises in the stillness.
Monica Williams has over fifteen years of Consulting, Training, Career Coaching and Workforce Development experience. She is the CEO and Founding Member of Change Today llc, and Heart to Heart Whispers Nuggets for the Heart and Soul Workshops, an organization that focuses on providing tools, resources, and support to help corporations, and individuals move forward in their careers and personal lives, through tapping into their natural gifts and talents, through finding "success from the inside out". She was one of only five Career Coaches in the Nation, and in Arizona uniquely hired to serve under the Arizona Sun Corridor Consortium – Energy Programs. As a Career Coach and an Employ-ability Skills Trainer, one of Monica’s primary goals is to go far beyond simply helping others write a cover letter and resume, but to ultimately help others, ”Paint The Picture,” of what they want their lives to look like. She also has a passion for working with Veterans and experience working with ex-offenders and their families, through providing resources to assist with transition back into the community.
Episode 36- Featuring Jocelyn Connolly
Hopefully you caught our switcheroo episode a month ago when Amy was on Jocelyn's podcast, Real Talk with the Pelvic Docs. Today, we switch back and dive into becoming pelvic PTs, our passion, how we connected and a few of the things we have up our sleeves. Exciting things coming for Moment of Truth and all our clients!
-From PT school to Pelvic world
-What is Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome
-What does your pelvic floor have to do with lifting weights?
-The near future and our BIG NEWS!
Jocelyn Connolly, "The Vagina Doc" is a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ. She is the owner of The Vagina Doc Physical Therapy & Wellness, a concierge physical therapy practice that offers in person rehab, online consulting, and fitness programming. Jocelyn has dedicated her professional career to revolutionizing the delivery of women's healthcare by providing top-notch clinical care, community education, and collaboration opportunities with others in the health & wellness space. As a lifelong athlete herself with pelvic floor dysfunction, she understands the unique needs of other highly active women. She understands the frustration of hearing advice that is well intentioned but misguided from incomplete understanding on female biomechanics and physiology. She believes in creating new ways for female athletes to participate in their sport/activity rather that giving the advice to just, “Stop doing…[CrossFit, Running, Weight lifting, etc...].” She is the host of the podcast, Real Talk With The Pelvic Docs, a podcast that talks about taboo topics surrounding women's health. You can learn more by visiting her website or by joining the private Facebook group Pelvic Floor Support Group For Female Athletes & Active Women
Episode 35- Featuring Shelly Longenecker
I really don't think I can find the words to explain what you'll be missing if you don't listen to this episode. Shelly is a remarkable woman for so many reasons. Today we dive into her personal journey with ovarian cancer. And she has a 100% guarantee for us.
-How to be your own advocate in medical situations
-Common symptoms and how to put the puzzle together!
-Extreme power of visualizations
-Miracles DO exist!
Shelly is a wife, mother of 4, and author. When her son was diagnosed 10 years ago with several food allergies, she felt completely overwhelmed, believing the myth that she had to spend a fortune on food and all day in the kitchen to feed her family safe, whole foods. She couldn't find anything on the market that taught her how to eat a frugal, simple, allergy-friendly whole food, veggie-forward diet, so she created her own system that ticked all these boxes and turned it into a book to share with you.
Shelly is the founder and author of Dinner for a Dollar where she explains how she feeds her family a simple, allergy-friendly, whole food diet with loads of fruits and veggies for $1 per person per meal. Dinner for a Dollar isn't just a book, it's a whole system, complete with detailed action points to follow along so you can start saving time, and money.
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Episode 34 - Featuring Maria Mandarino
I love the Enneagram! It's so fun Maria was such a fascinating guest. She is an amazing massage therapist who specialized in myofascial release for almost 20 years. She also became an acupuncturist, then a spiritual director. She has become a trained enneagram coach and uses that as a tool to help her clients develop more awareness. Maria has a passion for helping others with healing practices grow and deepen their ability so that they can serve their clients even better.
- Using the Enneagram to connect to your mind, body and heart
- How to be gentler with ourselves
- We can only take clients as far as we're willing to go.
- Listening with the "ear of the heart."
- Must reads if you want more info on the Enneagram: Road Back To You by Ian Cron for an easier read.
Maria Mandarino is the owner of Spirit Point Business Coaching and Spirit Point Acupuncture, located in the West Phoenix Valley. She is a certified spiritual director as well as a licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist and a master’s level educator. She specializes in enneagram-informed coaching for professionals in the healing arts.
Maria received her training in the Enneagram at Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs, where she received her spiritual direction training in their two year faith formation program.
Over nearly the past twenty years, Maria has built three holistic practices in New York, Denver, and Phoenix. It wasn't until she learned the Enneagram that she began to build the practice of her deepest dreams. Her aim is to help other practitioners of the healing arts do the same through the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram.
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