58 episodes

Host Jessica Nicole, has made it her mission to reframe the idea of what a "good mom" looks like. It is time to set aside the mom guilt, the shame, the isolation and come together as a community of like minded women who CAN have it all. With a background as a certified yoga instructor, foodie, and self love advocate, Jessica will have the tough conversations as we discuss topics ranging from health, sex, parenting, marriage, friendship and everything in between. We can have the life we have always dreamed of and she is here to get you there. Join us for an opportunity to laugh, share, and SLOW DOWN. Want more? Download the app, The Zen Mommy on Apple and Google Play.

Mom SLOW DOWN‪!‬ Jessica Gershman

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Host Jessica Nicole, has made it her mission to reframe the idea of what a "good mom" looks like. It is time to set aside the mom guilt, the shame, the isolation and come together as a community of like minded women who CAN have it all. With a background as a certified yoga instructor, foodie, and self love advocate, Jessica will have the tough conversations as we discuss topics ranging from health, sex, parenting, marriage, friendship and everything in between. We can have the life we have always dreamed of and she is here to get you there. Join us for an opportunity to laugh, share, and SLOW DOWN. Want more? Download the app, The Zen Mommy on Apple and Google Play.

    Dr. Manasa Mantravadi explains how Plastics are Disrupting our Planet and our Children's Health

    Dr. Manasa Mantravadi explains how Plastics are Disrupting our Planet and our Children's Health

    As moms, we want to take the best possible care of our children. Here to discuss how plastics may be affecting your children, and what you can do about it, is Dr. Manasa Mantravadi, a board certified pediatrician who launched the world’s first colorful stainless steel dishes for kids, Ahimsa. Tune in to hear about endocrine destructing chemicals and how they are considered to be the second greatest threat to human health, and the science behind how the endocrine system supports overall health. Dr. Mantravadi reveals some of the health problems she is treating in children that historically only affect adults and she tells us why we can’t leave environmental factors out of the conversation about children’s health. She assures us that small incremental change at a mass scale is a powerful tool to change the world, and tells us the story of how Ahimsa was started, with the philosophy of doing no harm as a hero product to champion the movement towards a plastic-free world. Join us today to hear all this and more! 
    Key Points From This Episode:
    What is meant by endocrine destructing chemicals and what this means for global health. The global health organizations that consider endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic to be the second greatest threat to human health.How hormones create a communication pathway in the endocrine system.Some of the health problems she is treating in children that are new to this generation.Why we can’t leave environmental factors out of the conversation about children’s health.The oversights in the food industry, with 60 percent of 6,000 chemicals having been tested.How you can speak with your wallet to enact change in children’s products.Small incremental change at a mass scale as a powerful tool to change the world.The story of how Ahimsa was started with the philosophy of doing no harm.How Ahimsa was created with intentionality at a design, material, and concept level.Why, when you teach children healthy habits at a young age, they stick.Giving a big picture perspective to moms as a tool to empower them to make good choices.How Dr. Mantravadi sees Ahimsa growing: to create a movement as a solution to the plastic problem, Ahimsa Home as a way to make your home cleaner and greener.What school cafeteria systems look like at the moment and how they need to change.The kids as the reason for doing anything. Dinner time at Dr. Mantravadi’s house: the children are involved in cooking dinner, plant-based food, and a lot of Italian and Indian food. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


    Manasa Mantravadi on LinkedIn
    Ahimsa
    The Zen Mommy
    Mom, Slow Down!
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/momslowdown)

    • 44 min
    Teaser: what the FDA doesn't want you to know with board certified Pediatrician Dr. Manasa Mantravadi

    Teaser: what the FDA doesn't want you to know with board certified Pediatrician Dr. Manasa Mantravadi

    40 percent of the 6,000 chemicals present in our food have never been tested. Here today to discuss food safety and environmental responsibility is Dr. Manasa Mantravadi, a board certified pediatrician who launched the world’s first colorful stainless steel dishes for kids, Ahimsa. Despite the staggering statistics around safe consumption, Dr. Mantravadi assures us that legislators listen to moms, and encourages listeners to know their power! Tune in to hear more.


    Key Points From This Episode:


    How it is not up to the consumer, but the legislator, to create better policies.The statistic that 40 percent of the 6,000 chemicals in our food have never been tested.Why she chooses to look at the European Union’s evaluation of chemicals instead. How you can’t just change the whole system, but legislators do listen to moms.The small group of moms that flagged a big problem around BPA.How BPA is just one of a family of chemicals and has been replaced with other things.Brands, legislators and regulation and how they listen when you vote with your wallet.

    Tweetables:


    “You’re right, it’s not up to the consumers, it is up to our legislators for better policies on advocating for toxic chemicals not to be in consumer goods.” — Manasa Mantravadi [0:00:38]
     
    “You can’t just change the whole system, but I will tell you what I have learned is legislators, regulation, they listen to moms.” — Manasa Mantravadi [0:02:49]


    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


    Manasa Mantravadi on LinkedIn
    Ahimsa
    The Zen Mommy
    Mom, Slow Down!
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/momslowdown)

    • 4 min
    Teaser: Plastics are a global health threat and how one doctor created the world's first colorful stainless steel, Ahimsa, with Dr. Manasa Mantravadi

    Teaser: Plastics are a global health threat and how one doctor created the world's first colorful stainless steel, Ahimsa, with Dr. Manasa Mantravadi

    Here to discuss how plastics may be affecting your children, and what you can do about it, is Dr. Manasa Mantravadi, a board certified pediatrician who launched the world’s first colorful stainless steel dishes for kids, Ahimsa. During this mini conversation, you will hear why there is such a high level of plastics in our lives, why this poses such a big threat to global health, and what simple changes you can make to change the situation. We hope you join us!


    Key Points From This Episode:


    The higher the level of convenience, the higher level of plastics are in our lives.Why the American Academy of Pediatrics, the WHO, and the Endocrine Society call endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic the second greatest threat to health.Dr. Mantravadi’s goal to talk about the simple changes that you can make that can actually make things better.

    Tweetables:


    “The American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, the Endocrine Society, they call endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic the second greatest threat to human health.” — Manasa Mantravadi [0:00:46]


    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


    Manasa Mantravadi on LinkedIn
    Ahimsa
    The Zen Mommy
    Mom, Slow Down!
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/momslowdown)

    • 1 min
    Women often struggle with stress, sleep, and anxiety; How one woman was able to Press Pause on stress and take back her life. Dawn Fable founder of Press Pause Project, a women centered CBD company.

    Women often struggle with stress, sleep, and anxiety; How one woman was able to Press Pause on stress and take back her life. Dawn Fable founder of Press Pause Project, a women centered CBD company.

    Today we speak with Dawn Fable, a busy mom whose history with generalized anxiety lead her to incorporate a daily CBD regimen into her life, and later start a project to deliver a range of female-focused CBD projects to women in the same boat. You’ll hear why CBD has become so popular, and the science of how it works to optimize your health, reduce anxiety and soothe pain. Dawn offers some practical advice on being consistent in your daily cycle, and shares how she used CBD to reduce the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, before telling us about Press Pause’s aim to provide quality CBD products and educate women on the benefits of CBD. She discusses how she learned that we are all having an internal struggle, and how our vulnerability and openness can empower others, and reveals how ‘pressing pause’ has allowed her to feel present and enjoy the simple things. We look at the issues that Dawn has identified that women disproportionately struggle with and Press Pause’s lifestyle and ritualistic product range that caters towards women. Dawn highlights that each woman is different and CBD products can be a preferred treatment method or a complement to pharmaceuticals, and tells us which of the products in her range she uses herself: the healing balm, tea, the sleep range, and the tincture. Next, she gives listeners some helpful tips on how to vet their CBD products and touches on the government and larger bodies’ involvement in the CBD industry before exploring the government’s regulation of CBD for over 18s only. Dawn predicts that there will be a greater normalization of natural ingredients in the world of health products, and offers a starting point for new users: topicals for tension, bath bombs for self care, and tinctures for the full benefits. We hope you tune in for an inspiring episode today. 
    Key Points From This Episode:
    Why CBD has become so popular: people are desperate for natural solutions to feel better.Why CBD reduces anxiety and soothes pain. Why, in order to get the full benefits of CBD, it needs to be consistent in your daily cycle.How Dawn used CBD to resolve the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.Press Pause’s aim to provide quality CBD products and educate women on its benefits.How ‘pressing pause’ has allowed Dawn to feel present and enjoy the simple things.How CBD has helped to take the edge off the little things that would become inflated.Issues that women disproportionately struggle with: anxiety, inflammation, stress, tension, inability to sleep, lack of sex drive.Press Pause’s lifestyle and ritualistic product range that caters towards women.How each woman is different and CBD is a choice or a complement to pharmaceuticals.Hear from Dawn about the intimate range and how it supports women’s sex lives.The products Dawn benefits from: healing balm, tea, the sleep range, and the tincture.How her family experiences a better version of her when she is using CBD.How to vet your CBD products: check for a COA on their website, check the ingredients.The government and larger bodies’ involvement in the CBD industry.Dawn’s mission to normalize mental health and help women not to feel alone.Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Mom, Slow Down!
    Dawn Fable on LinkedIn
    Press Pause Project on Instagram
    Press Pause Project




    Support the show (https://paypal.me/momslowdown)

    • 36 min
    How Dawn Fable, the owner of female centered CBD company Press Pause, noticed CBD changed her life.

    How Dawn Fable, the owner of female centered CBD company Press Pause, noticed CBD changed her life.

    How Dawn Fable of the Press Pause Project Realized CBD was Working for Her


    Episode S3E2 MINI CONVO: Show Notes


    In today’s mini convo, Dawn Fable of the Press Pause Project reveals how she knew that CBD was working for her at a family Thanksgiving dinner that she was hosting. She tells the story of how she got everything ready, cleaned the house, and welcomed 18 family members, only to realize that she didn’t have enough plates to serve dessert on. Next, she reveals that she served her guests on Fourth of July paper plates, and didn’t care at all! This was the moment where she realized that CBD was allowing her to be present and appreciate her life in a meaningful way. Tune in to hear her tell the story!


    Key Points From This Episode:


    Why Dawn remembers the moment she realized CBD was working for her: it was fresh. The story of how she hosted Thanksgiving dinner with 18 family members which previously would have made her very nervous, and calmly got everything ready.How she didn’t have enough plates for dessert and served it on Fourth of July paper plates.The fact that she didn’t care at all, which was unusual. How this made her realize that CBD was allowing her to be present and appreciate everything.

    Tweetables:


    “It’s funny because I did not have enough place settings for dessert. I served our Thanksgiving dessert on Fourth of July paper plates, and it was so abundantly clear to me because I couldn’t have cared less!” — Dawn Fable [0:00:53]


    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


    Mom, Slow Down!
    Dawn Fable on LinkedIn
    Press Pause Project on Instagram
    Press Pause Project
    The Zen Mommy


    Support the show (https://paypal.me/momslowdown)

    • 1 min
    Teaser: How you know CBD is working with Dawn Fable of Press Pause Project

    Teaser: How you know CBD is working with Dawn Fable of Press Pause Project

    In today’s mini convo, Dawn Fable of the Press Pause Project reveals how she knew that CBD was working for her at a family Thanksgiving dinner that she was hosting. She tells the story of how she got everything ready, cleaned the house, and welcomed 18 family members, only to realize that she didn’t have enough plates to serve dessert on. Next, she reveals that she served her guests on Fourth of July paper plates, and didn’t care at all! This was the moment where she realized that CBD was allowing her to be present and appreciate her life in a meaningful way. Tune in to hear her tell the story!


    Key Points From This Episode:


    Why Dawn remembers the moment she realized CBD was working for her: it was fresh. The story of how she hosted Thanksgiving dinner with 18 family members which previously would have made her very nervous, and calmly got everything ready.How she didn’t have enough plates for dessert and served it on Fourth of July paper plates.The fact that she didn’t care at all, which was unusual. How this made her realize that CBD was allowing her to be present and appreciate everything.

    Tweetables:


    “It’s funny because I did not have enough place settings for dessert. I served our Thanksgiving dessert on Fourth of July paper plates, and it was so abundantly clear to me because I couldn’t have cared less!” — Dawn Fable [0:00:53]


    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


    Mom, Slow Down!
    Dawn Fable on LinkedIn
    Press Pause Project on Instagram
    Press Pause Project


    Support the show (https://paypal.me/momslowdown)

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

SMScoach ,

You ARE a good mom!

Jessica doesn’t just put a fun spin on what it means to be a great mom, but she ensures and empowers every mom that she is already great! This is a must-listen podcast for all moms! Slow down moms & listen to this one!

LEH820 ,

Great questions

Jessica asks insightful questions to her guests. I learn a lot from listening!

Benson & Adamo ,

LISTEN! Hilariously Educational & Real

All too often difficult topics come at the price of stuffy conversation. These two intelligent ladies do a great job teaching the importance of getting real, without taking everything real seriously.

Top Podcasts In Education

You Might Also Like