146 episodes

Award-winning author and journalist Ana Tajder talks to women from all over the world who share most valuable lessons they learned from their mothers. This biweekly trip around the world should allow the colorful experiences and wisdom of global mothers to inspire, empower, and maybe teach the listeners a lesson or two.

Thank You, Mama Ana Tajder

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

Award-winning author and journalist Ana Tajder talks to women from all over the world who share most valuable lessons they learned from their mothers. This biweekly trip around the world should allow the colorful experiences and wisdom of global mothers to inspire, empower, and maybe teach the listeners a lesson or two.

    Don’t Be Mean to Yourself: Angie Banicki on Using Your Voice; Trusting Your Intuition; and Generational Healing

    Don’t Be Mean to Yourself: Angie Banicki on Using Your Voice; Trusting Your Intuition; and Generational Healing

    High-profile entertainment publicist turned tarot card reader to Hollywood stars, Angie Banicki, talks about her professional transition, about her experiences with reading cards, and about her new tarot deck “Explorer of the Soul”. Angie tells us about her mom Andrea who at first was uncomfortable about Angie’s new career but with time learned to embrace it. From Andrea and Angie, we learn to use our voices and share ourselves with the world; to be open minded in order to support others; to trust in our intuition; and to heal for the sake of our children.
    To learn more about Angie, her tarot deck, and to subscribe to her newsletter, please visit her website. 
    Subscribe to Ana's new "Mama Loves…” newsletter here. 
    To contact Ana, to be a guest, or suggest a guest, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    To learn more about "Thank You, mama" creative writing workshop, visit here.
    For more about “Thank You, Mama", please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net
    Connect with Ana on social media:
    https://www.instagram.com/anatajder/
    https://www.facebook.com/ana.tajder
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anatajder/
    https://twitter.com/tajder

    • 32 min
    Saying No: Adela Mehić-Džanić on Being Independent; Marriage as a Partnership; Being Stoic; and Acting Against Domestic Violence

    Saying No: Adela Mehić-Džanić on Being Independent; Marriage as a Partnership; Being Stoic; and Acting Against Domestic Violence

    Telecom engineer Adela Mehić-Džanić talks about her Bosnian mom Fadila who passed away during the Bosnian war in 1993. In spite of losing her at only seven years old, Adela learned many important lessons from her mother: how vitally important it is for women to be financially independent; that a marriage should be a partnership; that we must act against domestic violence; that women need support to leave abusive relationships; but mostly to be stoic and not complain about challenges life serves us.
    You can connect with Adela on LinkedIn here. 
    Subscribe to Ana's new "Mama Loves…” newsletter here. 
    To contact Ana, to be a guest, or suggest a guest, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    To learn more about "Thank You, mama" creative writing workshop, visit here.
    For more about “Thank You, Mama", please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net
    Connect with Ana on social media:
    https://www.instagram.com/anatajder/
    https://www.facebook.com/ana.tajder
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anatajder/
    https://twitter.com/tajder
     

    • 35 min
    Practice Your Happiness Muscle: Catherine Sanderson on Happiness; Courage; Ageing well; Perseverance; Family; and Raising Teenagers

    Practice Your Happiness Muscle: Catherine Sanderson on Happiness; Courage; Ageing well; Perseverance; Family; and Raising Teenagers

    Professor of Psychology and author of numerous books incl. “The Positive Shift”, Catherine Sanderson, teaches us that although some of us are born “not happy” (something she’s witnessed with her mother), we can change this by making conscious decisions. As a special treat, Catherine  shares her tips on how to do this in this episode. Connected to this, she talks about her research on courage and healthy ageing. Catherine tells us the story of her American mom Judith who bravely faced all challenges life served her to build an impressive career while being a mother of two. We learn from Judith about perseverance and not allowing challenges to define us; the value of family or community; and the importance of writing well.
    To learn more about Catherine and her work, please visit her website. 
    Subscribe to Ana's new "Mama Loves…” newsletter here. 
    To contact Ana, to be a guest, or suggest a guest, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    To learn more about "Thank You, mama" creative writing workshop, visit here.
    For more about “Thank You, Mama", please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net
    Connect with Ana on social media:
    https://www.instagram.com/anatajder/
    https://www.facebook.com/ana.tajder
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anatajder/
    https://twitter.com/tajder
     

    • 29 min
    Make Lemonade: Danielle Fette on Dealing with Challenges; Money not Buying Happiness; Unconditional Love; and Boundaries and People Pleasing

    Make Lemonade: Danielle Fette on Dealing with Challenges; Money not Buying Happiness; Unconditional Love; and Boundaries and People Pleasing

    A nurse and expert on tissue regeneration, co-Founder & CMO of FetTech, a biotech company specialized in the healing process, Danielle Fette shares her American mom Jill’s lessons. Jill grew up in extreme poverty, married her high-school sweetheart and had a perfect family life until her husband betrayed her. Now in her 70s, Jill is living her best life with her partner and her two daughters and their families in Florida. From Jill, we learn that the second act can be our happiest; that there will always be challenges and we just have to deal with them; about unconditional love for our children; that money doesn’t buy happiness; and about people pleasing and setting boundaries.
    To learn more about Danielle and FetTech, visit their website. 
    Subscribe to Ana's new "Mama Loves…” newsletter here. 
    To contact Ana, to be a guest, or suggest a guest, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    To learn more about "Thank You, mama" creative writing workshop, visit here.
    For more about “Thank You, Mama", please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net
    Connect with Ana on social media:
    https://www.instagram.com/anatajder/
    https://www.facebook.com/ana.tajder
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anatajder/
    https://twitter.com/tajder
     

    • 29 min
    Every Moment is Precious: Saundra Dalton-Smith on 7 types of Rest; a Strong Sense of Self; Having Multiple Mothers; and Expressing our Love

    Every Moment is Precious: Saundra Dalton-Smith on 7 types of Rest; a Strong Sense of Self; Having Multiple Mothers; and Expressing our Love

    Internal medicine physician, work-life integration researcher and author of “Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity”, Saundra Dalton-Smith talks about burning out when she became a working mother, which inspired her to write her book about the seven kinds of rest and become an advocate for restoring wellbeing in workplace.
    Saundra lost her birth-mother during childbirth and was raised by her American great-grandmother Fanny, who lived to be 103. Fanny teaches us about having a strong sense of self; about listening to your body and eating well; and about enjoying nature and the still moments of meditation, nature, prayer and “listening to the wind.” We also learn from Saundra’s birth-mother Sarah, who teaches us that we never know when our time will come so every moment is precious and we should leave nothing unsaid, and most importantly: we must always express our love to our loved ones. We also learn that our hearts are big enough to have multiple mothers who come in different forms – on top of being raised by her great-grandmother, Saundra also had a step-mother who was an important mother figure to her.
    To learn more about Saundra, her work and her book, please visit her website. 
    Subscribe to Ana's new "Mama Loves…” newsletter here. 
    To contact Ana, to be a guest, or suggest a guest, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    To learn more about "Thank You, mama" creative writing workshop, visit here.
    For more about “Thank You, Mama", please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net
    Connect with Ana on social media:
    https://www.instagram.com/anatajder/
    https://www.facebook.com/ana.tajder
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anatajder/
    https://twitter.com/tajder

    • 31 min
    Be Authentically You; Dr. Sharon Blackie on Tenacity; Healing From an Unhealthy Mother-Daughter Relationship; and Burnout

    Be Authentically You; Dr. Sharon Blackie on Tenacity; Healing From an Unhealthy Mother-Daughter Relationship; and Burnout

    Award-winning writer, mythologist specialized in Celtic Studies, and a psychologist, Sharon Blackie, is also the bestselling author of “If Women Rose Rooted”. Sharon talks about her work with the feminine in myths, fairy tales and folklore and how these traditions can help us deal with issues we women are dealing with such as menopause, burnout, and the mother-daughter relationship. Sharon also talks about her mother Doris with whom she had a difficult relationship due to Doris’ alcoholism and controlling nature, and how she managed to distance, and heal, herself from this relationship, partially through learning how to fly a plane. She shares Doris’ lessons on tenacity, daring to be authentically yourself, and accepting that you’re not the center of every story.
    To learn more about Sharon, her books and her work, please visit her website. 
    Subscribe to Ana's new "Mama Loves…” newsletter here. 
    To contact Ana, to be a guest, or suggest a guest, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    For more about “Thank You, Mama", please visit here.
    To learn more about "Thank You, mama" creative writing workshop, visit here.
    Connect with Ana on social media:
    https://www.instagram.com/anatajder/
    https://www.facebook.com/ana.tajder
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anatajder/
    https://twitter.com/tajder

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Dani Fette ,

An insightful feel good podcast

This podcast really inspired me to reflect about my own life as a mother, how I was raised and how I want to be. It's a calming feel good show!

Zora Benhamou ,

Highly Recommended

I love Ana’s podcast. She has inspiring women she interviews and I always learn some pearls of wisdom, which I highly appreciate considering I lost my mother at a young age. It’s comforting to know there are other women out there in similar situations and it’s lovely to hear some of the lessons I learned from my mom coincide with others. I can highly recommend this podcast whether or not you have or had a positive relationship with your own mother. Must listen!

Katrinkaps ,

Wonderful

I love that Ana speaks with women around the world. It is fascinating to hear about different cultural approaches to mothering but especially powerful to hear how daughters of my generation have come to terms with how they were mothered. Totally delightful to hear how these daughters now mother. It is a very loving and beautiful podcast. Honest, hope filled and nourishing! Thank you, Ana for weaving this community that includes me and so many others as a listeners!

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