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This podcast is about the childless not by choice demographic on a global level. If like me, you are childless not by choice, this podcast, my platform, is a place for you to find community and understanding.

Childless not by choice women and men can many times be misunderstood or ignored by society, and I want to change that.
I invite everyone to listen and to realize we are not all living the same lives. When we realize this, our minds will open up to the fact that we can treat each other with understanding, empathy, and grace.

Childless not by Choice Civilla M. Morgan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 22 Ratings

This podcast is about the childless not by choice demographic on a global level. If like me, you are childless not by choice, this podcast, my platform, is a place for you to find community and understanding.

Childless not by choice women and men can many times be misunderstood or ignored by society, and I want to change that.
I invite everyone to listen and to realize we are not all living the same lives. When we realize this, our minds will open up to the fact that we can treat each other with understanding, empathy, and grace.

    Episode 139--More Hope Please! And Other Things!

    Episode 139--More Hope Please! And Other Things!

    Intro:

    Hello, and welcome to episode 139 of the Childless not by Choice Podcast. It’s me, Civilla Morgan. Well, this is a minisode.  I had other plans for this episode, but since I had no plans to skip April, I decided to just go ahead with what I had. So if you will give me just a few minutes of your time, I promise it will not be a waste of time.    What is today’s show about:
    More Hope Please! And a few other things.
    Thank you Patreon contributors:
    I would like to take a moment to thank the people who make a financial contribution to the platform every month, my Patreon Contributors. 
     
    Your contributions help pay my podcast producer, my podcast host, Zoom, where I interview most of my guests, etc. So thank you very much!     
     
    If you are not yet a Patron, visit patreon.com/childlessnotbychoice to set up your monthly contribution. No matter your giving level, I have a gift for you!  
    If you prefer to give via PayPal, you can find me there at booksbycivillamorgan@gmail.com. 
    Your contributions to the platform are greatly appreciated! Thank you!


     
    https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice 
    Jordan Morgan The Knights Your Name Here
    https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice

    Questions or comments? Contact me at:  
    Email: Info@civillamorgan.com
     
                                                   Or
     
    Visit the website at www.childlessnotbychoice.net, look to the left on the home screen, and click on the link below the telephone to leave me an up to 90-second voicemail.



    Body of episode:
     
    I was interviewed by Sheri Johnson on her podcast Awakening Worth. Episode 57. Link in the show notes. I was asked by the Not a Momma Life Podcast to hijack them for one episode! How cool, right. You got it, link in the show notes. Have you read the quarterly newsletter? It’s the first newsletter of 2022. Do check it out. Subscribe for free on the website, www.childlessnotbychoice.net.   I’ve been trying to decide if I should get transcripts done for this podcast. I was advised by one listener that transcripts would be nice as English is a second language and some things got lost in translation when listening. I never thought about that. The initial reason I considered transcripts was for those who are hearing impaired. I have had one episode transcribed so far: episode 137. I will place the transcripts for episodes where I create transcripts, at the bottom of the show notes for said episodes. I may create a section on the website for transcripts at a future date. But for now, they will be in the show notes for said episode.   
    I am also going to be quite transparent with you: transcriptions are an additional cost to the platform. If you would like to make a contribution to the platform either for general costs or if you want to contribute specifically for transcripts, let me know. You may Paypal me at booksbycivillamorgan@gmail.com. And of course, if you would like to give monthly, visit https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice thank you!     
    Reviews for good–podchaser.com, leave a review for this podcast and .25 cents will be donated to World Central Kitchen. If you are not familiar with WCK, they go to wherever in the world there is conflict and feed people. They put themselves in harm's way to feed people. They are currently in Ukraine. Thank you!  



    Transition to talk about hope: 
     
    Did we talk about hope in a prior episode? Maybe. But I think we can all use more hope, right? 
    What’s going on in the world–Have you thought of the fact that almost every country has some type of drama or conflict going on? I mean is it because we are more connected so that we know right away when something happens around the globe? Most likely. 
     
    Do you believe we can be stressed by other people’s stress?  Is there such a thing? I think so. I mean I have been glued to the news and to Twitter follow

    • 14 min
    Pre and Peri Menopause, Signs we may have missed!

    Pre and Peri Menopause, Signs we may have missed!

    Intro:

    Hello, and welcome to episode 138 of the Childless not by Choice Podcast. My name is Civilla Morgan. My mission is to recognize and speak to childless not by choice women and men around the world, reminding you that you can live a joyful, relevant, fulfilled, childless not by choice, life.  
    Whether you have children or not, thank you for tuning in!  
     
    What is today’s show about?
    Pre- and peri-menopause 
     
    Thank you Patreon contributors:
    I would like to take a moment to thank the people who make a financial contribution to the platform on a monthly basis, my Patreon Contributors. 
     
    Your contributions help pay my podcast producer, my podcast host, Zoom, where I interview most of my guests, etc. So thank you very much!     
    If you are not yet a Patron, visit patreon.com/childlessnotbychoice to set up your monthly contribution. No matter your giving level, I have a gift for you!  
    If you prefer to give via PayPal, you can find me there at booksbycivillamorgan@gmail.com. 
    Your contributions to the platform are greatly appreciated! Thank you!


    https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice 
    Jordan Morgan The Knights Susie Tiffany Your Name Here  
    https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice (Pull up site while I’m talking and go over the levels) 
    Jordan Morgan The Knights Your Name Here
    https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice

    Questions or comments? Contact me at:  
    Email: Info@civillamorgan.com
     
                                                   Or
     
    Visit the website at www.childlessnotbychoice.net, look to the left on the home screen and click on the link below the telephone to leave me an up to 90-second voicemail.
     
    Body of episode:
    So, pre-and peri-menopause. I’ve been wanting to talk about this for quite some time. I hope this content helps you recognize signs you may have ignored or missed.  And how to deal.
    As I did the research for this episode, I realized this content might be quite triggering, so please know that upfront, and maybe wait to listen until you are in a good place. Maybe tomorrow you will feel better than today, for instance. Just FYI. 
    Remember to check the show notes for all of the links I used in the research for this episode.
     
    Let’s get started: 
    According to Let’s Get Checked:
    ‘Hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, and difficulty having a good night's sleep; the signs and symptoms of menopause in women are all too well known by most but aren’t believed to be experienced by many until they hit their 50s; with 51 being the average age in the United States, according to Mayo Clinic [1].
    To set the record straight, menopause doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, your body can take a significant period of time before menopause to transition, this is known by experts as perimenopause or premature menopause by some. So if you’re experiencing menopause symptoms at a ‘not so’ menopausal age, this might be why; some women will notice certain shifts in their 40s and some might notice perimenopausal symptoms as early as their 30s.’
     
    Perimenopause, which translates to ‘around menopause, includes symptoms such as: 
    Vaginal dryness Irregular menstrual cycles or heavy periods Hot flashes A shift in cholesterol levels Sleep problems Other emotional symptoms can include:
    Irritability Lack of motivation Fatigue Mood swings or changes I don’t know about you but I never attributed fatigue to the possibility of peri-menopause. Probably because like many of you, my daily to-do list is as long as the day. We all have so much to do every day right? 
    Now the hot flashes, I can write a book! I take a supplement that seems to help. Because I am not a clinician, I will not mention any names. I will say that it is something I get from my local health food store. 
    I did a lot of research, taking many different types until I found one that actually worked. I went t

    • 24 min
    Episode 137--What is your worth? My conversation with Sheri Johnson

    Episode 137--What is your worth? My conversation with Sheri Johnson

    Intro:

    Hello, and welcome to episode 137 of the Childless not by Choice Podcast. My name is Civilla Morgan. My mission is to recognize and speak to childless not by choice women and men around the world, reminding you that you can live a joyful, relevant, fulfilled, childless not by choice, life.   Whether you have children or not, thank you for tuning in!   What is today’s show about?
    What is your worth?
    Thank you Patreon contributors:
    I would like to take a moment to thank the people who make a financial contribution to the platform on a monthly basis, my Patreon Contributors. 
    Your contributions help pay my podcast producer, my podcast host, Zoom, where I interview most of my guests, etc. So thank you very much!     
    If you are not yet a Patron, visit patreon.com/childlessnotbychoice to set up your monthly contribution. No matter your giving level, I have a gift for you!  
    If you prefer to give via PayPal, you can find me there at booksbycivillamorgan@gmail.com. 
    Your contributions to the platform are greatly appreciated! Thank you!


    https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice 
    Jordan Morgan The Knights Susie Tiffany Your Name Here https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice 
    Jordan Morgan The Knights Your Name Here
    https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice

    Questions or comments? Contact me at:  
    Email: Info@civillamorgan.com
     
                                                   Or
     
    Visit the website at www.childlessnotbychoice.net, look to the left on the home screen, and click on the link below the telephone to leave me an up to 90-second voicemail.
     
    Intro (for guest episodes):
    Sheri Johnson turned the pain of three miscarriages and six years of an infertility journey into a passion to inspire childless not by choice women to live full, unconventional lives of meaning. 
    She made the decision to use her coaching background to create a process for navigating the triggers. She teaches her process in 1x1 coaching and in her membership program. 
    Sheri says that women leave the program feeling empowered with practices they can use throughout their lifetime.  
     
    At the end of our discussion today Sheri will tell you how to obtain a free gift created just for you!  
     
    Hello Sheri, welcome to the show!
     
    You say that many women do not realize they are grieving, tell us what you mean by that?  
    Now this in itself may be triggering, but you say ‘Triggers can be a part of grieving’, how so?
    Tell us about some of the tools we can use to heal…           
               Mindfulness 
                Journaling
                Meditation
                Nutrition
                Essential oils
                The Bible
     
    When we spoke before recording, you said something that really intrigued me, that ‘women seem to just be waiting to get better…’
    Guess what you all? Sheri has a gift for you! 



    Sheri’s information:
    Free gift from Sheri: 
    www.sherijohnson.ca/quiz
    Contact info:
    @Awakening.worth 
    Podcast: Awakening Worth
     
    Quotes from Sheri:
    ‘...I’m open to the healing that’s meant for me.’
     ‘I’m responsible for building my self-worth.’
    ‘It’s not the person bringing the baby into the office that causes the pain, that person is triggering the pain.’
    ‘It’s like pressing on a wound that’s already there. They didn’t cause the wound, they are reminding you the wound is there.’
    ‘...we can try to educate the world about childlessness. There's a tendency to want to educate, but it’s like playing a game of whack a mole…it doesn’t matter how much we educate…the healing comes when we focus on healing our pain.’ 



    Articles/links of interest:
    https://www.rt.com/news/545233-pope-childless-pet-owners-selfishness/
    https://childlessnotbychoice.net/product/blueprint-for-your-goals-and-visio

    • 36 min
    Episode 136--Happy New Year!

    Episode 136--Happy New Year!

    Intro:
    Hello, and welcome to episode 136 of the Childless not by Choice Podcast. My name is Civilla Morgan. My mission is to recognize and speak to childless not by choice women and men around the world, reminding you that you can live a joyful, relevant, fulfilled, childless not by choice, life.   Whether you have children or not, thank you for tuning in!   What is today’s show about?
    Happy New Year Goals and Visions document Join FB groups–make them primary Survey   
    Questions or comments? Contact me at:  
    Email: Info@civillamorgan.com
     
                                                   Or
     
    Visit the website at www.childlessnotbychoice.net, look to the left on the home screen and click on the link below the telephone to leave me an up to 90-second voicemail.

    Articles/links of interest:
    https://www.independent.ie/life/i-learned-that-shame-is-what-keeps-the-taboo-alive-today-tackling-the-stigma-of-childlessness-41240183.html
    https://childlessnotbychoice.net/product/blueprint-for-your-goals-and-visions/
    https://bit.ly/2TSMuDV



    My contact information:

    Website: www.childlessnotbychoice.net and www.civillamorgan.com
    Facebook: booksbycivillamorgan
    Twitter: @civilla1
    Instagram: @joyandrelevance
    Pinterest: Civilla M. Morgan, MSM
    LinkedIn: Civilla Morgan, MSM
    https://www.teepublic.com/stores/childless-not-by-choice

    • 12 min
    The Empty Cradle, my Conversation with Counselor Sarah Roberts

    The Empty Cradle, my Conversation with Counselor Sarah Roberts

    Hello, and welcome to episode 135 of the Childless not by Choice Podcast. My name is Civilla Morgan. My mission is to recognize and speak to childless not by choice women and men around the world, reminding you that you can live a joyful, relevant, fulfilled, childless not by choice, life.  
    Whether you have children or not, thank you for tuning in!  
    What is today’s show about?
    The Empty Cradle
    But before I continue, let me say thank you to...
     
    ...my Patreon contributors:
    I would like to take a moment to thank the people who make a financial contribution to the platform on a monthly basis, my Patreon Contributors. 
     
    Your contributions help pay my podcast producer, my podcast host, Zoom, where I interview most of my guests, etc. So thank you very much!     
    If you are not yet a Patron, visit patreon.com/childlessnotbychoice to set up your monthly contribution. No matter your giving level, I have a gift for you!  
    If you prefer to give via PayPal, you can find me there at booksbycivillamorgan@gmail.com. 
    Your contributions to the platform are greatly appreciated! Thank you!


    https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice 
    Jordan Morgan The Knights Susie Tiffany Your Name Here  
    https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice 
     
    Questions or comments? Contact me at:
     
    Email: Info@civillamorgan.com
     
                                                   Or
     
    Visit the website at www.childlessnotbychoice.net look to the left on the home screen and click on the link below the telephone to leave me an up to 90-second voicemail.
     
    Intro: Sarah Roberts
    I’ve known about our guest for quite some time. You know how you travel in the same circle as someone, but you’ve never been introduced, you’ve never met, but you know the person exists? 
    Then one day I came across her platform’s intro video on YouTube, and I asked myself why I had never interviewed her. I watched her video three times before I decided to ask if she would be a guest.  There is a link to the video in the show notes. Check it out. It really captured me. And I am so happy she said yes.    
    Sarah Roberts, welcome to the show! 
    ***Acknowledgement of the traditional owners of the country.
     
    Questions/Conversation starters:
    I am intrigued. Your background is in counseling, social work in child protection, youth work, drugs and alcohol, teaching, HIV/AIDS prevention, teaching, community education and community arts. How and why did you make the switch from that to speaking to grief therapy, to speaking to the involuntarily childless?  
     ‘We really need to be doing this work ourselves.’ Therapy for childlessness. People need to start from a place of respect. 
     
     Explain the ‘social context of childlessness’.  
    How does your faith and spirituality, your Christian perspective, come into play in our childlessness arena? How do you use it in your counseling? 
     
     
    So, diversity: why is it important to you? What does cultural appropriateness have to do with childlessness?  
     
     
    There is the ongoing counselling work I do with women towards the end of their fertility journey and coming to terms with permanent involuntary childlessness.  I also offer individual and group programs, courses and community.    
     
    Sarah's quote:
    ‘We really need to do this work ourselves.’--Sarah Roberts
    'Is there something wrong with me?'--Sarah Roberts
     
    Links of interest:
    https://www.theemptycradle.com/home.html
    https://childlessnotbychoice.net/episode-126-she-i-dare-not-name-a-spinsters-meditation-on-life-my-conversation-with-author-donna-ward/
    https://childlessnotbychoice.net/episode-125-are-we-being-good-ancestors/
     
    More information on the Australian Aboriginal Community
    https://aiatsis.gov.au/
     
    The story of Hannah
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1samuel+1&version=NIV



    Sarah’s Contact information:
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    • 51 min
    Episode 134--The Dame Who Made a Difference

    Episode 134--The Dame Who Made a Difference

    Intro:

    Hello, and welcome to episode 134 of the Childless not by Choice Podcast. My name is Civilla Morgan. My mission is to recognize and speak to childless not by choice women and men around the world, reminding you that you can live a joyful, relevant, fulfilled, childless not by choice, life.  
    Whether you have children or not, thank you for tuning in!  
    What is today’s show about?
    Today’s show is about a dame. But first, thank you to…
    ...my Patreon contributors:
    I would like to take a moment to thank the people who make a financial contribution to the platform on a monthly basis, my Patreon Contributors. 
    Your contributions help pay my podcast producer, my podcast host, Zoom, where I interview most of my guests, etc. So thank you very much!     
    If you are not yet a Patron, visit patreon.com/childlessnotbychoice to set up your monthly contribution. No matter your giving level, I have a gift for you!  
    If you prefer to give via PayPal, you can find me there at booksbycivillamorgan@gmail.com. 
    Your contributions to the platform are greatly appreciated! Thank you!


    https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice 
    Jordan Morgan The Knights Susie Tiffany Your Name Here  https://www.patreon.com/Childlessnotbychoice

    Questions or comments? Contact me at:
     
    Email: Info@civillamorgan.com
     
                                                   Or
     
    Visit the website at www.childlessnotbychoice.net, look to the left on the home screen and click on the link below the telephone to leave me an up to 90-second voicemail.
     
    BTW, if you are a Patron, there is a fresh new video on the Patreon site. Be sure to check it out! 

    So, welcome to December Ya’ll! It’s a tough month for us as childless people, but never you fear, have I got a story for you?! But first I want to thank you so much for your support this year. Thanks for listening to episodes, and thanks for reaching out to let me know how the episodes, the podcast, is helping you. 
    I hear from a lot of you on Instagram, how cool right? Remember, you can find and follow me @joyandrelevance on Instagram. I’m also on Pinterest, Civilla Morgan. 
    Sooo, January is already recorded! I can’t wait for you to hear my conversation with Sarah Roberts. It is just the perfect way to start a new year! Be sure to tune in. Hey, tune in all year. And don’t be a stranger. Your feedback really is a real source of encouragement. 
     I’m a history buff. I mean I love anything history. World history, the history of humanity, medieval history, art history. I mean I love history! In fact, one of my favorite podcasts is all about women throughout history.  So imagine my shock and surprise when I heard about this amazing woman! 
    You see, the woman I’m talking about today was childless and husbandless, like many of us. And that’s what caught my eye. She had been mentioned on social media on the anniversary of her death. I believe it was a Google Doodle. I like to read the story behind Google Doodles because well, I love history and historical facts. But when they said she never married or had children, well, me too! 
    The timing of it all was quite interesting too. I had been reading lots of posts on IG, about the treatment by society of those of us who never married and never had children, in earnest, the last couple of months. I mean it’s a thing, I’m living it, and have been for many years. But I had not heard much talk about it until the last few months as of this recording.  The pain in the posts was palpable. 
    Well, after a little digging, I found one book on Amazon which I promptly ordered. I had to wait a little bit for the book, which made me a little nervous, but it finally came. It is an interesting read. Information on the book in the show notes, as well as some additional informational links on this lady! 
    So here’s the thing:  Childless, husbandless, and a dame. Mary E

    • 18 min

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