20 episodes

Need help navigating the curveballs that life throws at you? "Responding to Life: Living Reflectively Through a Journey of Health, Fertility, and Parenthood," shares stories of people who put mind over matter to overcome whatever hardships come their way. This podcast will equip you with the tools to deal with life’s challenges in a mindful manner. Host, Josephine Atluri, is an infertility warrior, meditation instructor, and mom boss. Throughout Josephine’s experiences with miscarriages, adoption, IVF treatments, and surrogacy, she maintained unyielding perseverance and is now the proud mother of five! On the podcast, Josephine and her special guests will inspire listeners to live their best lives by approaching life courageously and authentically.

Responding to Life: Living Reflectively Through a Journey of Health, Fertility and Parenthood Josephine Atluri

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

Need help navigating the curveballs that life throws at you? "Responding to Life: Living Reflectively Through a Journey of Health, Fertility, and Parenthood," shares stories of people who put mind over matter to overcome whatever hardships come their way. This podcast will equip you with the tools to deal with life’s challenges in a mindful manner. Host, Josephine Atluri, is an infertility warrior, meditation instructor, and mom boss. Throughout Josephine’s experiences with miscarriages, adoption, IVF treatments, and surrogacy, she maintained unyielding perseverance and is now the proud mother of five! On the podcast, Josephine and her special guests will inspire listeners to live their best lives by approaching life courageously and authentically.

    IVF Pregnancy After Loss & Other Mama Experiences with Yetunde

    IVF Pregnancy After Loss & Other Mama Experiences with Yetunde

    In this Fertility episode, I am joined by my friend, Yetunde. Yetunde is an intuitive, passionate educational leader, skilled equity facilitator, proud girl-mom, joy seeker, and truth-teller. Yetunde was born and raised in Guyana and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology and Counseling here in the US. Her role as a daughter, sister, and mother to two incredible young women drives her to focus on the elevation of the underserved, and the protection of women and girls. She is the founder of Arising Consulting and co-founder of Shero's Rise, a non-profit organization serving underserved girls.
    In this episode, I share my experience with IVF pregnancy after adopting our first son and having multiple miscarriages and a 17 week loss of twins prior to the adoption. Yetunde and I share our different pregnancy experiences as well as some thoughts about the challenges of being mothers and raising our children in this day and age.
    For more info on Yetunde and her work, please go to Instagram to follow @sherosrise and @ydrubin and you can email her at yetundedr@gmail.com
    For more information on Josephine Atluri Meditation and the Responding to Life podcast, please visit www.jatluri.com On the site, you can sign up for a monthly newsletter that comes with a free monthly meditation download.  On the site you can book private meditation sessions, general or fertility specific as well as sign up for Josephine’s latest fertility workshops.  For daily inspiration, please follow Josephine on Instagram @josephineratluri and @respondingtolifepodcast

    • 51 min
    Pivoting Our Fertility Journey & Adopting

    Pivoting Our Fertility Journey & Adopting

    In this Fertility episode, I continue with the story of how I overcame numerous obstacles to eventually create my family of 5 children. With many failed IVF cycles and the loss of our twins at 17 weeks still looming over us, my husband and I felt it was time to pivot our family plan and pursue international adoption in Kazakhstan. In this episode featuring special guest, Kimchi, we share our different experiences with adoption.
    For more information on Josephine Atluri Meditation and the Responding to Life podcast, please visit www.jatluri.com On the site, you can sign up for a monthly newsletter that comes with a free monthly meditation download.  On the site you can book private meditation sessions, general or fertility specific as well as sign up for Josephine’s latest fertility workshops.  For daily inspiration, please follow Josephine on Instagram @josephineratluri and @respondingtolifepodcast

    • 52 min
    Letting Go After Loss: A Fertility Conversation with Farita

    Letting Go After Loss: A Fertility Conversation with Farita

    In this Fertility episode, my guest, Farita Reyes, and I explore the myriad of ways one can face the ultimate challenge in life, the death of a loved one. Our stories of loss - miscarriages and a stillbirth - involved sorrow but ultimately resilience and hope. I share my insight on how to grieve in a healthy way in order to let go of loss so you can learn to live life once again.
    For more information on Josephine Atluri Meditation and the Responding to Life podcast, please visit www.jatluri.com On the site, you can sign up for a monthly newsletter that comes with a free monthly meditation download.  On the site you can book private meditation sessions, general or fertility specific as well as sign up for Josephine’s latest fertility workshops.  For daily inspiration, please follow Josephine on Instagram @josephineratluri and @respondingtolifepodcast

    • 28 min
    Being Vulnerable: Sharing the Story of our Loss. A Fertility Conversation with Kimchi

    Being Vulnerable: Sharing the Story of our Loss. A Fertility Conversation with Kimchi

    Fertility Episode: After years of failed IVF, I finally became pregnant with twins without issue. This episode details that tragic moment in my life when I lose the pregnancy at 17 weeks and my journey of loss. Joining me to discuss her experience with pregnancy and miscarriage is Kimchi. We discuss our different journeys to motherhood, in particular, our shared experiences with miscarriage, but the different ways in which we responded to this challenge in life.
    For more information on Josephine Atluri Meditation and the Responding to Life podcast, please visit www.jatluri.com On the site, you can sign up for a monthly newsletter that comes with a free monthly meditation download.  On the site you can book private meditation sessions, general or fertility specific as well as sign up for Josephine’s latest fertility workshops.  For daily inspiration, please follow Josephine on Instagram @josephineratluri and @respondingtolifepodcast

    • 47 min
    Living With Fibromyalgia: A Health Conversation with Laura Nix Gerson

    Living With Fibromyalgia: A Health Conversation with Laura Nix Gerson

    In this Health episode, I speak with Laura Nix Gerson, CEO and co-founder of Nix|Gerson Media, a media and production company that develops and produces elevated content for television, film, digital, podcast and events. Laura shares her passion for storytelling, wellness, and supporting local businesses and women-led businesses. Laura also shares her personal struggles overcoming stress and responding to life’s challenges as brought on by her diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
    For more info: https://nixgersonmedia.com/  and https://momangeles.com/
    For more information on Josephine Atluri Meditation and the Responding to Life podcast, please visit www.jatluri.com On the site, you can sign up for a monthly newsletter that comes with a free monthly meditation download.  On the site you can book private meditation sessions, general or fertility specific as well as sign up for Josephine’s latest fertility workshops.  For daily inspiration, please follow Josephine on Instagram @josephineratluri and @respondingtolifepodcast

    • 29 min
    The Repercussions of COVID19 on our Educational Systems: An Interview with Claude Viard and Lisa Duque

    The Repercussions of COVID19 on our Educational Systems: An Interview with Claude Viard and Lisa Duque

    In this special series, friends and experts discuss the COVID19 pandemic and quarantine as it relates to their personal lives as well as their areas of expertise. In this episode, two educators, Claude Viard and Lisa Duque, discuss the effects of the pandemic on education in America and in their schools. They share their perspective on how this pandemic will forever change the way our children approach and receive education as well as the shift for educators in the delivery of education.
    For more information on Josephine Atluri Meditation and the Responding to Life podcast, please visit www.jatluri.com On the site, you can sign up for a monthly newsletter that comes with a free monthly meditation download.  On the site you can book private meditation sessions, general or fertility specific as well as sign up for Josephine’s latest fertility workshops.  For daily inspiration, please follow Josephine on Instagram @josephineratluri and @respondingtolifepodcast

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

oneprincesshere ,

CNB meditation session

I felt so relived during this session. I did fall asleep but it was the best few minutes that I’ve had in a long time! Will be back in section soon

AllyBunting ,

Bravo!

‘Responding to Life’ is such a gift. We all can learn and benefit from hearing how others with a warrior mindset approach life’s challenges. These are tools we need in today world. Josephine keeps us strong and mindful of how we approach life. I enjoyed getting to know her through her share of her own personal journey. I can so relate. Her first guest Shark was such a good choice. His warrior mindset is so inspirational. Thank you for your podcast.

nechaidez ,

A great start

I first need to disclose that I know Josephine personally...she’s my best friend, so I understand if you’ll think I’m biased in my review. However, one thing I’m sure will come out over time on this podcast is that she surrounds herself with people who are supportive and who don’t hesitate at
Challenging her constructively. I’m one of those friends and boy do we have some moments - ha! I say this to stress that I’m really excited to have her share her story. More importantly, I’m excited to have her share how she’s come through stronger and what strategies she employed to get there. There have been ups and downs in all our lives and I’m happy to have her in my life to help me get through my down slumps. And this first episode gives you a glimpse at her number one guiding principle...it’s why our friendship has survived and blossomed over two decades now!

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