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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

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

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 | How to love your body with Mel Wells

    MOMENT | How to love your body with Mel Wells

    Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead.
    Thank you for being here and hitting that play button. I have chosen this clip today because I needed to hear it.
    It’s with Mel Wells. She is a best-selling author and eating psychology and woman’s leadership coach.
    In this clip, Mel explains how to shift your relationship with your body to focus not entirely on what it looks like but on how it feels as well.
    Did you know the average woman will be exposed to around 5,000 advertising messages a day? Isn’t that crazy. Many of those, of course, will be about how we should look and what we should buy in order to ‘look better’.
    So it’s no wonder if, like me right now, you might not be feeling confident about how you look.
    I’ve chosen these words for us today to be a powerful reminder for me and for you that you are absolutely beautiful whatever you like. Here it is and please do share it if there is another mum in your life that you that could benefit from this shift in perspective today.
    You can listen to the full episode here.

    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.

    RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

    Mel Wells website


    Instagram @Iammelwells


    ABOUT MEL WELLS
    Mel share tools, practices and techniques to help women fall madly in love with themselves, and to connect deeply to their bodies, their souls, and their inherent feminine wisdom.

    • 6 min
    The surprising secret to feeling less guilty and more empowered with Dr. Sophie Brock

    The surprising secret to feeling less guilty and more empowered with Dr. Sophie Brock

    I am so excited about this episode. This week’s guest, Dr. Sophie Brock, says that to connect to the authenticity of who we are we first have to deconstruct who the world expects us to be. Isn’t that so powerful?
    Dr. Sophie Brock literally has a PhD in motherhood. She is a motherhood studies sociologist.
    This episode is such a brilliant follow-on to last week’s episode with Dr. Rick Hanson. If you haven’t listened to that one please do after you listen to Sophie’s.
    I feel like this episode is so powerful. It does something really important, which is to put your individual experience of being a mother and all the challenges that come with that into the wider societal context. Essentially revealing what it means to be a mother in the world today.
    If you have ever felt mum guilt, this episode is going to help you so much. It’s going to help you feel freer, lighter and more self-compassion for your incredible role as a mother.
    Sophie explains that so much of the tension in motherhood actually comes from society and what it expects from us.
    In this episode you’ll learn about:

    What it means to be a mother in this world

    Where the tension and guilt of motherhood comes from

    Why you feel so guilty all the time

    How we can free ourselves from that guilt


    If you love this episode, copy the link, and please share it. Be that person amongst your friends who is sharing, supporting and lifting others up with content like this. We all need this right now. If there ever was a time to support mothers, it is now. I would be so grateful if you would help me spread the incredible wisdom of the guests we have on the podcast.
    As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    https://drsophiebrock.com/

    @drsophiebrock on Instagram and Facebook


    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.

    About Dr. Sophie Brock
    Dr. Sophie Brock is a Motherhood Studies Sociologist and Mother living in Sydney, Australia. She provides analysis of Motherhood in our culture, exploring the ways individual experiences of Mothers are shaped by broader social constructs. Sophie supports professionals, business owners and creatives in revolutionising what Motherhood means in our society, and how individual Mothers are supported and understood. Sophie’s offerings include self-study courses for Mothers and practitioners, her podcast The Good Enough Mother, and her Motherhood Studies Practitioner Certification program. 

    • 50 min
    MOMENT | The truth about your child's anger with Philippa Perry

    MOMENT | The truth about your child's anger with Philippa Perry

    Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead.
    This week’s moment is with Philippa Perry who many of you know and love. She wrote that incredible book - The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read
    This clip is so powerful. In it, she shares the truth about feelings, especially anger, and why it is vital for us parents to be able to feel our own feelings so then we can help our children do it.
    As we often talk about on the podcast, being able to connect to our feelings and help our children do that is the foundation for emotional health which we know is a massive indicator of how happy we are in our lives.
    I hope this episode is inspiring and helps you have an easier week ahead.
    You can listen to the full episode here.

    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 PROGRAMME STARTS 19 JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register.

    RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

    The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)

    Couch Fiction: A graphic tale of psychotherapy


    ABOUT PHILIPPA PERRY
    After volunteering with the Samaritans, Philippa trained as a psychotherapist. She worked in the mental health field for several years before writing her graphic novel, Couch Fiction which lays bare the process of psychotherapy. Her recent book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did), was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller.
    As well as continuing her psychotherapy work with an organisation called Talk for Health, Philippa is also an agony aunt for Red Magazine and contributes to The Guardian newspaper. She has presented several documentaries including The Truth about Children Who Lie for BBC Radio 4, Being Bipolar for Channel 4 and How To Be A Surrealist with Philippa Perry for BBC Four.

    • 8 min
    World-leading psychologist on why motherhood is the challenge of a lifetime with Dr. Rick Hanson

    World-leading psychologist on why motherhood is the challenge of a lifetime with Dr. Rick Hanson

    Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. First of all, let me ask you a question, are you kind enough to yourself about how hard it is to be a mother today? Do you even truly recognise the day-to-day pressures with are all under?
    My guest this week is Dr. Rick Hanson. He is one of the world’s leading psychologists and he says it’s imperative we recognise the pressures we are under as mothers so we can support ourselves and ask for the support we need from others. Dr. Rick, back in 2002, wrote the seminal book, Mother Nurture. Because he saw his own wife, a happy healthy woman, becoming clinically depleted after having children. And with his decades of experience as a psychologist, he felt called to support mothers.
    This episode is incredible. Every word Dr. Rick says is like gold. You are going to finish this episode feeling so much more self-compassion and ease and hopefully be kinder to yourself.
    In this episode you’ll learn about:

    Practical ideas of how to reduce stress from Motherhood

    An analogy that made me cry

    His life-changing words about the impact of the pandemic


    As you might know if you are a regular listener of the podcast, I have a list on my desk of dream guests that I want on my podcast. And as of today, after being on that list for a while, I get to finally tick off Dr. Rick Hanson.
    This episode with Dr. Rick is incredible. Please share it and listen to it once, even twice.
    I think if all mothers could listen to this episode it would be nothing short of life-changing.

    "The very best thing we can do for all of our children and the future of humanity is to take good care of their mothers."
    - Dr. Rick Hanson

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

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Free weekly newsletter

    Book Mother Nurture


    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 PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 +++ Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register.

    About Dr. Rick Hanson
    Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 30 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 220,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial needs. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    MOMENT | Why we all need this powerful mindset shift with Dr. Gordon Neufeld

    MOMENT | Why we all need this powerful mindset shift with Dr. Gordon Neufeld

    Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead.
    I have a treat for you today. This clip is from my episode with Dr. Gordon Neufeld. He co-authored a parenting book with my all-time favourite Dr. Gabor Mate. He is one of the world’s leading child psychologists and has been for over 40 years.
    This clip is like a motivational speech. I have listened to it so many times, and sometimes I listen to the bit in this clip when I’m feeling unsure or uncertain about myself. It makes me feel so empowered and confident and I wanted to share that gift with you today. Enjoy.
    You can listen to the full episode here.
    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 PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register.

    RESOURCES:

    Neufeld Institute - website


    Hold on to your kids - book



    ABOUT DR. GORDON NEUFELD
    Before he retired, Dr. Gordon Neufeld had accumulated more than 40 years of experience as a clinical psychologist with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld continues to be an international speaker, a best-selling author (Hold On to Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he has devoted the best part of the last two decades to creating courses for parents, teachers and helping professionals. These courses are offered primarily through the Neufeld Institute – an online educational institute and world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld’s life’s work has been to help adults provide the conditions for children to flourish. He is a father of five and a grandfather to six.

    • 11 min
    Simple ways to eat well with no time with Rhiannon Lambert

    Simple ways to eat well with no time with Rhiannon Lambert

    Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast and happy new year.
    It is January and I’m sure you are being bombarded with messages, adverts, diet books, and celebrity workout plans. I really think this episode is the antithesis to all of that.
    I find eating nutritious food quite a stressful area of my life. I have a fussy daughter who eats about the same 5 foods on repeat. I also think about my own diet. Am I giving myself the best chance of having the energy levels that I want and need. Am I eating healthily enough. It is an area of my life I do worry about.
    This episode was a gift. Rhiannon Lambert is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, a best-selling author of Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well and chart-topping podcast host of Food For Thought. Safe to say Rhiannon is an expert and one of the UK’s leading nutritionists. She also became a mum during the pandemic.
    In this episode you’ll learn about:

    What it was like having a baby during the pandemic

    The importance of looking after ourselves

    Important messages about feeding our children and ourselves

    New ideas around nutrition

    Simple tools and ideas for making healthy food prep more stress-free


    It felt like a massive dose of reassurance and compassion and kindness. This is a huge area for us mums and our children.
    I do not need another diet book. I need someone like Rhiannon with simple ideas and tools to help us all make eating easier. Here is the episode. I hope you love it and I hope it is a balm of reassurance.
    As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    The Science of Nutrition: Debunk the Diet Myths and Learn How to Eat Well for Health and Happiness by Rhiannon Lambert.

    Food for thought podcast

    Instagram

    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 PROGRAMME STARTS JANUARY 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register.

    About Rhiannon Lambert
    Rhiannon Lambert BSc MSc RNutr is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, a best-selling author and chart-topping podcast host. In 2016 she founded Rhitrition, a renowned Harley Street clinic, which specialises in weight management, gut health, sports nutrition, eating disorders, and pre-and post-natal nutrition.
    Registered with the Association for Nutrition, Rhiannon obtained a first-class degree in Nutrition and Health, a Master’s degree in Obesity, Risks and Prevention, and diplomas in sports nutrition, pre-and post-natal nutrition. She is a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, accredited by The British Psychological Society and a Level 3 Personal Trainer.
    Rhiannon hosts the top-rated ‘Food for Thought’ podcast, which gives listeners practical, evidence-based advice on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. With more than five million downloads since 2018, it is firmly established as one of the UK’s most popular health podcasts.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

em123409 ,

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! 🏋🏻‍♀️

Baumfive ,

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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