94 episodes

Seeking guidance in navigating life's unexpected twists and turns? In "Responding to Life: Talking Health, Fertility, and Parenthood," host, Josephine Atluri, interviews guests who share their personal narratives and expertise to inspire and arm listeners with accessible tools and relevant resources. After listening to each episode, listeners will feel prepared to face life’s challenges mindfully and authentically.

Josephine Atluri is a mom of 7 kids, an infertility advocate, freelance writer, certified life and mindfulness coach, and a dedicated mompreneur, She is the author of the popular books, “Mindfulness Journal for Parents” and “5 Minute Mindfulness for Pregnancy.”

For more information on Josephine Atluri's private meditation sessions, retreats, books, and online workshops, please visit www.jatluri.com and follow her on Instagram at @josephineratluri and @respondingtolifepodcast

Responding to Life: Talking Health, Fertility and Parenthood Josephine Atluri

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 51 Ratings

Seeking guidance in navigating life's unexpected twists and turns? In "Responding to Life: Talking Health, Fertility, and Parenthood," host, Josephine Atluri, interviews guests who share their personal narratives and expertise to inspire and arm listeners with accessible tools and relevant resources. After listening to each episode, listeners will feel prepared to face life’s challenges mindfully and authentically.

Josephine Atluri is a mom of 7 kids, an infertility advocate, freelance writer, certified life and mindfulness coach, and a dedicated mompreneur, She is the author of the popular books, “Mindfulness Journal for Parents” and “5 Minute Mindfulness for Pregnancy.”

For more information on Josephine Atluri's private meditation sessions, retreats, books, and online workshops, please visit www.jatluri.com and follow her on Instagram at @josephineratluri and @respondingtolifepodcast

    Michelle Oravitz: Transforming Fertility Health with Chinese Medicine and Ancient Wisdom

    Michelle Oravitz: Transforming Fertility Health with Chinese Medicine and Ancient Wisdom

    In this episode, we delve into the world of fertility health with Michelle Oravitz. Michelle shares her personal journey with Chinese medicine and how it inspired her to transition from a career in architecture to becoming an acupuncturist specializing in fertility health.
    Michelle discusses the rewarding moments she has experienced while supporting women on their fertility journeys, including powerful stories of women who were told they couldn't conceive but ended up having healthy children naturally. She also introduces her book, 'The Way of Fertility,' which delves into the energetics of fertility through the lens of ancient wisdom, offering strategies and tools to tap into one's reproductive vitality.
    In this episode, Michelle emphasizes the importance of awareness, connecting with one's intuition, and cultivating elevated emotions. She shares valuable insights and practical advice for those seeking to enhance their fertility health.
    In this episode, you'll hear from Michelle about:
    How Chinese medicine and acupuncture can have a profound impact on reproductive health and fertility Importance of listening to your body's cues and connecting with your intuition How finding a specialized acupuncturist trained in fertility can be beneficial for those on a fertility journey Tune in to be inspired and informed by Michelle's wisdom and experience in transforming fertility health.
    Ways to connect with Michelle:
    Websites
    www.michelleoravitz.com
    www.thewholesomelotus.com
    Social Media
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewholesomelotusfertility
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholesomelotus/

    • 32 min
    Maria Suarez: Advocate for Mental Health Specializing in Addiction

    Maria Suarez: Advocate for Mental Health Specializing in Addiction

    On this episode of Responding to Life, we will be exploring the transformative power of personal growth and resilience with a truly inspiring guest, Maria Suarez. In this episode, Maria will take us on her remarkable journey from a life of excess to one of profound self-discovery and wellness.
    Maria's story is one of evolution, from her days as a self-described party girl to her transformation into a sober being. Through introspection and courage, she learned the importance of "unbecoming" and "unraveling" in order to rebuild her life on a new foundation of health and authenticity.
    At the heart of Maria's journey are her pillar system, Carol's Pillars, which encompass yoga, breathwork, meditation, walking, journaling, and cannabis therapy. These pillars have become essential tools in her ongoing quest for self-improvement and well-being.
    Maria shares her insights on navigating the path to sobriety, cultivating a daily practice of self-care, and embracing the power of saying "YES" to a better version of oneself. Get ready to be inspired by Maria's journey of transformation and resilience on this episode.
    On this episode, you’ll hear from Maria about:
    Her path to sobriety and rebuilding a new foundation
    Pillar system, Carols Pillar's, which help create a healthier and more intentional life
    How to choose oneself and living a better life is a powerful and inspiring decision
    Ways to connect with Maria:
    https://www.instagram.com/coachbycarol
     

    • 39 min
    Capturing Authentic Moments: A Conversation with Family Photographer Jess Koehler

    Capturing Authentic Moments: A Conversation with Family Photographer Jess Koehler

    Jess Koehler is a Los Angeles based maternity and family photographer whose passion for storytelling is woven into every frame she captures. With a degree in Advertising Photography from RIT, Jess brings a wealth of technical expertise to her craft. But what truly sets her apart is her keen attention to detail and her deep understanding of production. These qualities, combined with her role as a mother of two, infuse her work with a uniquely authentic perspective.
    In this episode we explore Jess's journey behind the camera, from her beginnings at RIT to her thriving career in Los Angeles. Discover how her experiences as a mother shape her approach to capturing the magic of family moments. Get ready to be inspired as we uncover the heart and soul behind Jess Koehler's extensive body of work.

    In this episode, you'll hear from Jess about:
    The importance of including mothers in family photos How to be mindful of the number of photos you take How to focus on capturing meaningful moments Self-portraits and family portraits can document personal growth and evolution Tips to prune your camera roll regularly Ways to connect with Jess:
    jesskoehler.com IG @jesskoehlerphoto Jess Koehler is offering a special discount for listeners of this episode! First-time families can receive $100 off the session fee when booking a full session with Jess. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with her to capture authentic and memorable moments.
    If you're not local to the Los Angeles area, be sure to follow Jess on Instagram @jesskoehlerphoto for more photography tips and inspiration.

    • 39 min
    From Hollywood to Healing: Elizabeth Boykewich on Mindfulness and Life Coaching

    From Hollywood to Healing: Elizabeth Boykewich on Mindfulness and Life Coaching

    Elizabeth Boykewich is a seasoned Professional Life and Leadership Coach, dynamic speaker, and a driving force in the entertainment industry. With an impressive 28-year career in entertainment, Elizabeth is celebrated for her keen eye in identifying and nurturing new TV and film stars. However, her journey doesn't stop there. Elizabeth has seamlessly transitioned from the fast-paced world of entertainment to become a beacon of inspiration in the coaching realm.
    As a Life and Leadership Coach, Elizabeth wears many hats. From working with individuals to leading groups and facilitating teams within organizations, she brings a unique blend of insights from her entertainment background and her dedication to helping people shine. Her purpose is succinct and powerful: "giving people a platform to shine."

    In this episode, you'll hear from Elizabeth about:
    How mindfulness and meditation can help individuals respond to life with intention How shifting from a victim mindset to an ownership mindset empowers individuals to take control of their lives Feeding our lives with self-care and self-reflection How applying mindfulness in everyday life allows us to respond to challenges with grace and compassion Ways to connect with Elizabeth:
    https://theeb.co IG @the.eb.co On Elizabeth's website is a contact to book a free discovery session. We will slow down and get curious.

    • 32 min
    Unleashing Potential: Empowering Women with Maxine L. Johnson

    Unleashing Potential: Empowering Women with Maxine L. Johnson

    Maxine L. Johnson is not just an author, co-author, and life coach – she is a transformation specialist and expert speaker, dedicated to guiding women towards taking their lives to the next level. CEO and Founder of WIFE Boss Academy, Maxine shares her experiences and insights on parenting adult children, raising a blended family, and finding balance as a busy woman. In this episode, we'll hear from Maxine on the importance of allowing adult children to make mistakes and learn from them, while also providing guidance and support. Maxine also discusses the challenges of parenting from afar and the need for open communication and transparency. She offers tips for navigating blended family dynamics and stresses the importance of being on the same page with your spouse. Maxine also shares strategies for self-care and finding purpose in life, as well as her work in empowering women through her book and Wife Boss Academy.
     
    In this episode, you'll hear from Maxine about:
    Parenting adult children  How to navigate blended family dynamics Prioritizing self-care and the importance of being intentional about taking care of yourself Explore your skills and passions to find your purpose in life Build a supportive community of women who can inspire and empower each other Ways to connect with Maxine:
    facebook.com/maxineljohnson instagram.com/maxineljohnson Receive a free gift by visiting: maxinefreegift.com
     

    • 32 min
    Nourishing Motherhood with Jennifer Jolorte Doro of Chiyo

    Nourishing Motherhood with Jennifer Jolorte Doro of Chiyo

    Jennifer Jolorte Doro, co-founder of Chiyo, discusses her background growing up in Southern California to Filipino parents and how her cultural roots influence her approach to nutrition and wellness. She explains how Chiyo uses Eastern food therapy to transform how they nourish mothers in America, focusing on stage and symptom-specific nutritional guidance. Jennifer shares the comprehensive and holistic approach of Chiyo, which combines her expertise as a clinical nutritionist, postpartum chef, certified birth doula, and lactation counselor.
    Jennifer was profiled by Bon Appétit as “The Chef Making Nutrition More Delicious and Diverse” and was quoted in the New York Times on “How Food Traditions Nourish New Moms and the Parents Turning to Old Customs for Postpartum Recovery.”
    In this episode, you'll hear from Jennifer about:
    Using Eastern food therapy to nourish mothers Chiyo and its programs How to support women through fertility, pregnancy and postpartum Ways to connect with Jennifer:
    @wearechiyo https://wearechiyo.com/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Jewel Hohman ,

Easy listen!

Josephine is so easy to listen to. She's down to earth and super relatable!

beth oehn ,

It was a very informative podcast

I loved your recent episode about Dr. Kumkum Patel on Gut Health in Women. Hearing about her groundbreaking research and insights about bacteria in our gut, their fertility benefits, and their experience was not only enlightening but deeply resonated with me. It was a very informative podcast and will help many women out there.

Coach Kela Smith ,

Amazing Podcast - A MUST LISTEN

What a great podcast. It’s informative, inspirational and brings hope to this community. Josephine is an amazing host and such a wonderful asset to this community. Thank you for your amazing show.

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