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Motherhood is incredible. It's also incredibly challenging, especially with the high pressured, fast paced world we live in today. The Motherkind Podcast hosted by Motherkind founder and coach Zoe Blaskey, is on a mission to bring you some of the best wellbeing teachers in the world to help you find your calm, happy place in the madness of modern mum life. Each episode features a different teacher from the world of self-development and wellbeing or a mum on a path of self-enquiry. We cover everything from how to stay calm in a toddler meltdown, to dealing with anxiety, to self care and simple tools to help you have a better day.

The Motherkind Podcast Zoe Blaskey

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Motherhood is incredible. It's also incredibly challenging, especially with the high pressured, fast paced world we live in today. The Motherkind Podcast hosted by Motherkind founder and coach Zoe Blaskey, is on a mission to bring you some of the best wellbeing teachers in the world to help you find your calm, happy place in the madness of modern mum life. Each episode features a different teacher from the world of self-development and wellbeing or a mum on a path of self-enquiry. We cover everything from how to stay calm in a toddler meltdown, to dealing with anxiety, to self care and simple tools to help you have a better day.

    MOMENT | Why you can’t please everyone at Christmas and what to do instead with Zoe

    MOMENT | Why you can’t please everyone at Christmas and what to do instead with Zoe

    Welcome back to Moment. Your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead.
    Something a bit different this week because this Moment is with me. Throughout November, I have been delivering free coaching workshops online to help us have a calmer less stressful Christmas, which I think we all desperately need this year.
    Those of you who have come along and participated have kindly shared how powerful and helpful the workshops have been for you. It struck me that it could be useful for me to use these short Moment episodes to share some of the ideas from those workshops for those of you who perhaps couldn’t make it.
    For the next 4 Mondays in the run up to Christmas, I am going to be sharing ideas and tools to hopefully help you have your calmest least stressful Christmas ever.
    In today's moment, I want to talk to you about why you can’t please everyone at Christmas and what to do instead. Why does this matter and why have I chosen this topic? Listen to find out.
    My call to you at the end of the episode is to ask yourself: What is the one small change I can do to take my power back this Christmas?
    I also have to thank the revolutionary toy sharing service, Whirli, who have kindly sponsored these workshops which meant I could offer them for free for our community. We have a lot to thank them for. If you want to try the service you can get 30% off using the code: MOTHERKIND. Whirli.com/motherkind 

    FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you, and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co.
    Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.
    FREE WORKSHOPS in NOVEMBER 2021 - The last one is 30 November at 8pm. How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Whirli are pleased to offer 4 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. And go here for the discount.

    • 18 min
    How to manage your emotions better and why it matters for parents with Dr. Soph

    How to manage your emotions better and why it matters for parents with Dr. Soph

    This week’s guest says there is a damn good reason why people are struggling. We are not raised to understand ourselves.
    Dr. Soph is a registered clinical psychologist and a Sunday Times best-selling author of the Manual for being human which is an incredible book.
    This is such an interesting episode where you are going to learn why going to therapy and seeking to understand ourselves better isn’t selfish at all and how it actually helps those around us.
    We chat about:

    Attachment styles, your type and how yours can help you and your parenting

    The one-minute practice to better be able to connect to your feelings

    How to challenge your feelings of guilt and why we might feel guilty - it’s not what you think


    It’s my whistle-stop tour of some of the most important psychological concepts us mothers need to know about. Here is the episode. I hope you enjoy it.
    As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.

    RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

    Instagram @_drsoph


    Website

    Her book: A manual for being human



    FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co.
    Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.
    FREE WORKSHOPS in NOVEMBER 2021 - How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Whirli are pleased to offer 4 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register.

    ABOUT DR. SOPH
    Dr Soph has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master's in neuroscience and a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is one of the few clinical psychologists in the world right now taking psychology out of the therapy room. After seeing the staggering decline of the nation’s mental health, she left behind her traditional role as a clinical psychologist in the NHS in order to provide more people with the access they need to have good mental health. Since 2018, she has helped thousands manage their emotional wellbeing by sharing her psychological knowledge on Instagram, on her blog and through her online private practice. Dr Soph is an expert for the mindfulness app Happy Not Perfect and has been featured in global outlets including Vice Magazine, Girlboss, Psych Central and Teen Vogue. A Manual for Being Human is her first book.

    • 52 min
    MOMENT | The one tool to transform your parenting with Dr Kristin Neff

    MOMENT | The one tool to transform your parenting with Dr Kristin Neff

    Welcome back to Moment. Your moment for calm and connection for the week ahead. This week’s Moment is from Ep 27 June 2018 and in it, the world-renowned psychologist Dr. Kristin Neff shares the one tool that has transformed her parenting. And it can help transform yours too.
    What if I told you there was one tool that is proven to make you stronger, reduce anxiety, and even make you happier. That tool is self-compassion. Self-compassion is treating yourself with the same kindness, care, and understanding that you would show to a friend.
    Isn’t it just a truism that we often treat ourselves differently from how we treat those we care about?
    As Dr. Neff says it isn’t what we face in life that determines how we cope but how we are with ourselves when we face difficult moments. And, aren’t there many difficult moments in parenting that we must face. As she explains in the clip we can either have an enemy or an inner ally.
    Having an inner ally, a kinder voice inside, actually makes us stronger.
    She also explains about mirror neurons. This is absolutely fascinating. I like to think about this as emotions being contagious. If we are stressed out and anxious our children will pick up on that and mirror it back on us. The opposite is also true. If they are anxious or tantrumming and we can find some calm and ease within ourselves, as hard as that is, then that will help them quicker than any words that we can say because of these mirror neurons.
    This is absolutely incredible and I wish that every single parent knew about this. The quickest way to help our children is to calm ourselves first.
    Here is this week’s clip. I hope you really enjoy it. Please do let me know what you thought. You can listen to the full episode here.

    FOR MORE ON DR. KRISTIN NEFF, PLEASE SEE:

    Test how self-compassionate you are here


    The fantastic books she has authored including ‘Self-compassion

    @self_compassion on Twitter

    Kristin’s inspirational Tedx Talk



    ABOUT DR. KRISTIN NEFF
    Kristin Neff received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, and is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.
    FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you, and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co.
    Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.
    FREE WORKSHOPS in NOVEMBER 2021 - How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Whirli are pleased to offer 4 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register.

    • 15 min
    The secret to solving the tension between ambition and Motherhood with Dr. Jenna Macciochi

    The secret to solving the tension between ambition and Motherhood with Dr. Jenna Macciochi

    This week’s guest is with one of the UK’s leading scientists, immunologist Dr. Jenna Macciochi, who is also a mum of twins. This is an incredibly powerful episode about the tension between motherhood and work. So if you have ever felt pulled in multiple directions, then this episode is for you.
    It is in two halves. The first half is very personal from Dr. Jenna. She shares so courageously and honestly about her experience with burnout and how it was the start of a total realignment of her priorities. I found it incredibly inspiring and thought-provoking. I think you are going to love what Dr. Jenna shares.
    The second half is from her professional expertise, about winter bugs and what we can all be doing to stay as well as possible this winter.
    We chat about:

    What can happen if we don’t look after our health

    The tension between motherhood and work

    How to use boundaries to reconcile this tension

    What to do to avoid getting ill this winter

    What to do if you do get ill

    And the answer to the question we all are asking: Is it true that we are all going to be more susceptible to winter bugs because we have been in lockdown and isolation?


    As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Author of Immunity: The Science of Staying Well


    Website www.drjennamacciochi.com


    Instagram www.instagram.com/dr_jenna_macciochi


    Twitter www.twitter.com/drjmacc



    FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co.
    Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.
    FREE WORKSHOPS in NOVEMBER 2021 - How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Whirli are pleased to offer 4 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register.

    About Dr. Jenna Macciochi
    Dr. Jenna Macciochi has over 20 years' experience as a scientist researching the impact of lifestyle on the immune system in health and disease. A strong advocate of preventative medicine, she is on a mission to break down the science behind our health and share the secrets of how to be well. Based in Brighton, Jenna is a lecturer at Sussex University and a qualified fitness instructor. Her writing has been featured in The Times, Women's Health, Marie Claire, Glamour Magazine and Metro amongst others. She is a mother of 5-year-old twins and a keen home cook, creating recipes inspired by her farm-to-table Scottish roots and capturing her husband’s Italian heritage.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    MOMENT | How to worry less about your children with Dr. Shefali Tsabary

    MOMENT | How to worry less about your children with Dr. Shefali Tsabary

    Welcome back to the third ever Moment. Your moment for calm and connection for the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with Dr. Shefali Tsabary who really needs no introduction.
    Oprah has called her the world’s most profound parenting teacher. She is a best-selling author, international speaker and she is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses all over the world.
    In this Moment clip, Dr. Shefali shares why we worry so much as parents, why it doesn’t help, and how to embrace the inevitable setbacks in life instead.
    My invitation for you this week having listened to this moment is - could you take one thing that you feel worried about, maybe something either about yourself or your children and choose to let that worry go and trust that it’s going to be ok and that there are some beautiful lessons hiding in that thing you worry about.
    Here is the episode and I hope you enjoy it. Click here to listen to the full episode.
    Resources:


    The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

    Check out Dr. Shefali’s parenting, wisdom, and meditation courses.


    The Year of Manifestation Course by Dr. Shefali.

    Recordings of Evolve 2019 are now available on-demand


    About Dr. Shefali
    Dr. Shefali Tsabary is an author, international speaker, and a clinical psychologist specialising in the integration of Eastern and Western philosophies. She is the author of three best-selling parenting books: The Conscious Parent, Out Of Control and The Awakened Family.
    She is known as Oprah’s favourite parenting teacher, calling her the world’s most profound parenting coach. Dr. Shefali continues to share her knowledge and passion for conscious parenting through workshops, courses and personal coaching.
    Get to know more about Dr. Shefali through her website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
    Worry brings about stagnation.- Dr. Shefali Tsabary
    As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.
    FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co.
    Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.
    FREE WORKSHOPS in NOVEMBER 2021 - How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Whirli are pleased to offer 4 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register.

    • 11 min
    Why we need to prioritise how life feels to us over how it looks to others with Jessica Huie

    Why we need to prioritise how life feels to us over how it looks to others with Jessica Huie

    This week’s guest is my wonderful friend Jessica Huie. I cannot tell you how lucky I am to have her in my life.
    The word inspirational gets thrown around a lot these days doesn’t it, but Jessica really does live up to that description.
    She went from being a teen mother expelled from school and living in a hostel, to having an amazing career in PR. She founded two awarding-winning businesses and received an MBE for her contribution to promoting diversity in business.
    Having built the life she thought she desired and looking very successful on the outside, her father passed away. This gave her an awakening to really assess everything with fresh eyes. She is now on a mission to help us connect to who we really are and to live from the heart rather than the head.
    We chat about:

    How to find your purpose (it’s not what you might think)

    Why control is the enemy of authenticity and joy

    Why we have the desire to control everything in our lives

    How to live based on how it feels to you and not how it looks to others

    How to make bold choices even if they go against the grain

    Her parenting philosophy

    How she handled the fallout from moving with her son from Surrey to Jamaica in the middle of a pandemic


    This is an incredible episode, a very spiritual episode. My hope and intention is that you find real peace and comfort in Jessica’s words. Every time I speak with Jessica it just really helps me cut through the day-to-day stresses and worries and ask myself what kind of life do I really want to live and am I creating it for myself. I really hope this episode does that for you too.
    As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Instagram: @jessica_huie_

    Purpose: Pre-order


    Website


    FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co.
    Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.
    GROUP COACHING GROUP COACHING EXPERIENCE - Reconnect to you: the reboot. It’s a powerful 30-day programme to help you feel like you again. The next group begins on 15 November 2021. Curious? Find out more.
    About Jessica Huie MBE
    Jessica Huie MBE is the Founder of The Purpose Academy and the entrepreneur whose Color blind cards made history in 2007 as the first independent publisher to secure a presence for black cards in the British High-street.
    Despite humble beginnings, as a teen mother expelled from school aged 15, Jessica went on to enjoy a glittering career as a journalist and publicist and has worked with some of the world’s best-known stars and business people, including Samuel L. Jackson, Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland & Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.
    Labeled one of Britain’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs by the Evening Standard, her first book, PURPOSE, evolved from the profound space between life and death in which she found herself as a carer for her beloved father.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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69 Ratings

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Beautiful, empowering and so helpful!

Love it! Must listen for moms and parents alike.

BEautifullyUnwindingMe ,

Loved the conversation with Shelly about generational healing

Setting boundaries is like a muscle! Yes! 🏋🏻‍♀️

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LOVE the topics & Zoe’s charm!

Zoe has a beautiful way of capturing messages and conveying them. I enjoy this podcast so much and have shared it with many others. Thank you for being real and vulnerable and for all the support and encouragement you provide! Your interview style is amazing too!

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