More than employing tips and techniques, mothering is about being in the right state of soul to nurture another person. Every week, join Dr. Mary Wilde (integrative pediatrician and mom of 8) to explore the nuances of loving wisely and well. If you are a dedicated, deep-thinking parent who wants to raise compassionate & productive kids, this podcast is for you!
Seasons: On Sickness & Health (part 1)
We often define health in terms of the absence of illness. In times of health, we often have the luxury of focusing on less weighty details, but when illness hits, it's a different story. In this episode, I interview Micah about her experience of parenting in the context of her young son's illness.
Seasons of Motherhood: Meeting them at the Bottom of the Slide
Motherhood comes in seasons. In this episode, I read the text from my published essay "Meeting them at the Bottom of the Slide" © 2020 Mary Illions Wilde, MD which captures my current season.
Seasons: On Joy & Sorrow
"Speak to us of Joy & Sorrow," writes the poet Kahlil Gibran. As parents we may cycle through joy & sorrow in a single day, but also, certain seasons of our parenthood may be weighted more heavily toward one than another. Joy and sorrow (and everything in between)--these are parts of life, but sometimes we receive less joy than is possible & carry more sorrow than necessary. In this episode, we'll discuss ways to process the unnecessary sorrows and gather the available joys.
Seasons: On Dormancy & Growth
In this episode, Dr. Mary Wilde discusses the importance of maintaining primary connection to the things you uniquely love, even during the busy season of parenting. As parents we often approach growth in one of 3 ways:
-Giving up on the idea (thinking there’s no time for it or that it’s some kind of indulgence)
-Pursuing growth in a balanced way (or)
-Pursuing growth in an unbalanced way
Except for periods of crisis or transition, we can usually find time to pursue growth by using "edge" time, protected time, or by involving our kids in the process. As we find ways to continue to grow, we will be more fulfilled and effective parents.
The Ongoing Season: Sustainable Compassion
Compassion is always in season.
In this episode, we discuss 4 ideas to help parents maintain sustainable compassion.
1 - Choosing compassion over empathy
2 - Honoring boundaries
3 - Connecting to source, and
4 - Applying GRACE--a specific framework developed by Dr. Joan Halifax for practicing compassion “in the trenches”
"Life is the practice . . . when the practice gets hard, love yourself (and others) more."
*Original music composed for Compassion Parenting by Ben Rodriguez https://soundcloud.com/bennicurious
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Wisdom and, yes, compassion!
Dr. Mary’s wisdom and compassion come through. I’ve long been a fan of her book. Her vast experience as a pediatrician, mother to 8 boys (!) and spiritual perspective from several religions is enlightening, comforting and so helpful in this journey of parenting. Even though my son is grown, I still find sage advice I can apply to enhance our conversations.
Authentic and beautiful
With a soothing voice, Dr. Wilde speaks to all of us - moms, parents and simply people alike. Anyone can benefit from this well balanced podcast in time and wisdom. Not too long for our busy worlds yet filled with such careful wise words of knowledge, advice and care. Thank you for your work Dr. Wilde!
Insight that soothes
Dr. Mary Wilde is full of beautiful insights that have helped me in my parenting journey. I so appreciate these podcasts. Keep them coming 💗