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Apr 16, 2018

Brianna Berner is a professional organizer, productivity coach, and automations specialist. She's also founder of SpikedParenting where she hands busy parents the tools they need to organise their homes and businesses, to be more productive, and, as a result, to have more time for the important things in life.

Now, call me a nerd, but this stuff gets me all excited.

Why? Because I love knowing that I've gleaned the most I possibly can from those precious pockets of time without the kids. In turn, I can then give myself fully to my family when we’re together, knowing that everything that needs to be done, has.

In this episode, Brianna shares how she’s successfully been able to run her business, while, (until very recently) look after her three year old at home full time. She lets us into the secrets of how she systematises and automates the mundane to make room for those 'big rocks' - the things that really matter.

We talk about how to create and fine tune systems that work alongside whatever season of motherhood you're in. You'll discover how to schedule your to-do's according to how much energy you have, how big your block of time is, and how likely you are to get distrurbed by your children.

You'll leave knowing how to syphon out what is truly important and dump what isn't, without feeling guilty about it. By doing so, you'll make better choices about how to use your time and stop getting caught up with people pleasing or perfectionism.

And guess what? By doing so, suddenly you'll start accomplishing your goals and feeling good about the fantastic things you've managed to achieve.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/113

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

P.S. Did you know, it takes up to 20 hours to produce a single episode? If you enjoy the show and would like to support it, you can become a sponsor for just $2 a month. Become a patron today

Mar 19, 2018

Entering motherhood brings about great change. The life you had before kids no longer exists and sometimes it's hard to figure out who you are in all of this. Sometimes you wonder if your identity has been buried under a pile of dirty laundry.

Monica Kade is a communications expert whose work focuses on how you can express who you are and become a better communicator. She's a writer, runs speaker workshops and has interviewed many well known creative minds, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders through her Monica Kade podcast.

Monica knows the importance of "letting your light shine through", and today will help you build confidence by realising your own self-worth.

In this episode, we talk about what it means to be authentic, find your gift and understand your purpose. You’ll learn how to make a reality out of your dreams in the snatched time you have available through an 'I can' attitude. We discuss the importance of focusing on the journey and how to have some fun along the way; and explore why you are doing a disservice to yourself and those around you if you don't start sharing your story with the world.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/112

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

P.S. Did you know, it takes up to 20 hours to produce a single episode? If you enjoy the show and would like to support it, you can become a sponsor for just $2 a month. Become a patron today

Mar 12, 2018

Former financial services professional and mum of two, Rebecca Ryan is a yoga and meditation teacher and the published author of Mindfulness for Mothers, a book that teaches you how to stay calm and present while caring for your child.

My own interest in meditation was completely lost under piles of laundry and screaming babies when I entered the frantic world of motherhood. But having used mindfulness and meditation to overcome a difficult year, I'm once again a raving fan and consider it an integral part of bettering myself as a mum.

Rebecca enjoys sharing her passion for meditation with other mothers, whether long-term meditators or newbies, and encourages her students to allow mindfulness to seep into their daily lives. She's practical and down to earth because as a busy mum herself, understands how tricky bringing a sense of calm into our bursting-at-the-seems life can be.

In this episode, Rebecca explains why you should bother to meditate in the first place and, once convinced, how you can go about doing it. You'll learn the three key elements of meditation that are common to all styles which will deepen your understanding and help you to simplify your practice.

Rebecca shows you that mindfulness and meditation is accessible to every mother, however busy, and encourages you to look for the natural breaks in your day in order to build a routine that works specifically for you and your lifestyle.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/111

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

P.S. Did you know, it takes up to 20 hours to produce a single episode? If you enjoy the show and would like to support it, you can become a sponsor for just $2 a month. Become a patron today

Mar 5, 2018

Motherhood comes with a raft of challenges. I've never been pushed to the limit as much as I have since becoming a mum. I thought I was a pretty tough cookie, but motherhood can hit you like a ton of bricks.

The biggest lesson I've learned is the importance of reaching out and asking for help. That's why I invited Dr Rebecca Moore onto my show today.

Becca is a mum of two and lives in London, UK. She's a birth trauma expert specialising in perinatal mental health, and works for the NHS as well in her own private practice. She writes and lectures widely on the topic and hosts an annual birth trauma conference in London every year.

In this episode we talk frankly and deeply about many of the, often unspoken, dark issues of motherhood. PTSD, anxiety, depression, miscarriage, loneliness and suicide. We share our stories and personal experiences and Becca offers a glimmer of light to mums who are currently struggling through difficult times.

Whether you're a mum who has already come through tough times, are currently suffering, or know someone who is, this is an important episode. We need to bring these issues to light so women know they're not alone and that there is a pathway through to better times if they can summons the confidence to reach out for help.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/110

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

P.S. Did you know, it takes up to 20 hours to produce a single episode? If you enjoy the show and would like to support it, you can become a sponsor for just $2 a month. Become a patron today

Feb 26, 2018

From third grade onwards, Elisheva Schwartz struggled at school. The differences in the way she learned didn't match that of the school system and it landed her in trouble. That's not to say she didn't achieve a lot in life because she has. But like a lot of children, she had to find a different way.

Mum of two small children, Elisheva become a dyslexia researcher and now hosts the Dyslexia Quest Podcast. With an academic background Cognitive Science and Education, she helps children and their parents fully understand both the strengths and the difficulties of their own unique processing style.

In this episode we talk a little about dyslexia, but then zoom out to the bigger picture of how parents can help their children flourish at school in spite of the variety of learning difficulties that may hinder them.

We talk about navigating your role as your child's advocate with the school; how you can help your child overcome stress and anxiety and develop resilience; and how mums can help boost their child's self-esteem. Best of all, you'll be given the tools to teach your child how to develop self-compassion and learn that sometimes, in spite of all the wonderful support available, the best thing you can do is look them in the eye, show them that you care and give them a giant hug.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/109

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

P.S. Did you know, it takes up to 20 hours to produce a single episode? If you enjoy the show and would like to support it, you can become a sponsor for just $2 a month. Become a patron today

Feb 19, 2018

In the late '80's a horrific earthquake flattened Armenia killing thousands of people and leaving a trail of devastation. Anna Seewald was 13 at the time and, although she lost her mother, was left to deal with a world turned upside-down by herself, while the rest of the country tried to do the same.

The experience shaped and changed her, and she dedicated her life to helping and serving children. It was only when she became a mother herself did she realise that parents also need help and support so that they may help their children blossom.

As a young adult, Anna's studies bought her to the USA and she now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their 9 year old daughter. She's the founder of Authentic Parenting where she's helped hundreds of parents around the world in the emotional job of parenting. Anna believes that as you raise your children, you grow yourself.

In this episode, we talk about the importance of dealing with unresolved past issues and healing from trauma. You'll understand how to address your big emotions so you don't become hijacked by them and manage your stress and overwhelm so you can show up more greatly in your parenting. Anna will help you make sense of your stories and break free of harmful patterns and triggers to become more authentic in your parenting.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/108

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

P.S. Did you know, it takes up to 20 hours to produce a single episode? If you enjoy the show and would like to support it, you can become a sponsor for just $2 a month. Become a patron today

Feb 12, 2018
Sara Bussandri is an Italian mum of 3 boys aged 9, 6, and 3 and lives in London, UK. Throughout her pregnancies and around maternity leave Sara continued her career as Business Analyst. But by 2016 the heavy pace of holding down a career, raising three boys and running a household took its toll. The stress and overwhelm of being on the hamster wheel of life made her feel like she was in survival mode and consequently felt unfulfilled in all areas of her life.

Things had to change, but it took a (literal) bang to her head to jolt her into making the difficult decision to take a break from her work. With a broken leg, she started a blog and carved out a new career as a freelance writer and soon-to-be author which gave her the freedom and flexibility to work around her children. She now writes passionately on her Mind Your Mamma blog as well as for various publications, including the Huffington Post UK about her journey on the path to self-awareness and self-discovery.

Her path to a better life was long, slow and painful, but ultimately successful. Today she shares her transformation from living on ‘auto-pilot’ to creating a more mindful and intentional life for herself and her family.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/107

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

P.S. Did you know, it takes up to 20 hours to produce a single episode? If you enjoy the show and would like to support it, you can become a sponsor for just $2 a month. Become a patron today

Feb 5, 2018

Kate Alexandra is a Sydney-based yoga and meditation teacher, the mum of two small children, and a passionate advocate of the importance of nurturing yourself.

Her self-care journey began soon after she entered motherhood and came as a result of caring for her very high needs baby. Severely lacking sleep and stressed to the max, she developed post-natal anxiety, severe insomnia and her mental health crumbled.

Seeing similar problems with others, Kate founded the Radical Self-Care Project which began life as a humble instagram ‘challenge’ back in December 2015. Today, she hosts her own podcast, has developed a 28-day E-Course, and most recently has launched the Radical Self Journal through a successful crowd funding project.

Kate assures you that self-care isn’t indulgent, or limited to simply treating yourself. By taking care of yourself you'll get to know yourself better and by making it part of your daily life, not only are you sending love inwards to yourself, you become more loving and caring to everyone around you. Your partner and kids will thank you for it.

In this episode you'll discover what Radical Self-Care means and why a 'one size fits all approach' doesn't work. You’ll learn about the 'Yoga of Parenthood' a mindset tool around the vitally important practices of surrender, sleep and self-compassion. We talk about how to be more intentional in doing the things that fill you up and you’ll leave with the ability to craft your own unique self-care practice.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/106

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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Jan 29, 2018

Libby Want is the author of Monster Spray Mum, a story book that helps children who are scared of monsters. The book was brought about by her own son’s fears and inspired by his wonderful imagination.

And of course, behind every successful mother is a monster of a real-life story.

Libby spent years trying to conceive and eventually, after 4 years of emotionally exhausting IVF cycles had two boys, who are now 4 and 2.

She celebrated conceiving her children by eating, and with both pregnancies gained roughly 28kg which she subsequently shed, twice.

In this episode we talk about Libby’s journey including the power of community, particularly when it’s not a supportive one. And how to successfully follow your passion simply by just doing it.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/105

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

P.S. Did you know, it takes up to 20 hours to produce a single episode? If you enjoy the show and would like to support it, you can become a sponsor for just $2 a month. Become a patron today.

Jan 22, 2018

When you see Lizzy Williamson’s broad, infectious smile beaming out at you from one of her exercise videos, it’s easy to think she’s got it all together. She has. But it wasn’t always that way.

When her daughters, now aged 11 and 9, we’re a baby and a toddler, life was very different. She suffered post partum depression, and things got so bad she wanted to harm her baby. The regular manta that whirled around and around in her head was, “I want to die”. As a woman who'd always been positive, upbeat and successful, this came as a shock. But for Lizzy, it was real. She reached a crossroads in her life, and had a choice. Fall into a dark pit or find a way out. She chose movement.

Lizzy clawed back a happier, healthier and more energised life through her Two Minute Moves - quick and simple exercises that you can easily integrate into your busy life. From her idillic home in Sydney's Northern Beaches, Lizzy, not only has her own life right back on track, but has made Two Minute Moves a national sensation. She's written a book, creates workout videos and has appeared on national TV.

You know you should be moving more, but sometimes that first step is the most difficult to take. Lizzy makes it simple. You can do her exercises anywhere, at no cost, and in a tiny pocket of time. No more excuses.

Today Lizzy shares her own inspiring true story and proves that you can bust stress, fight depression and reclaim your life. Two minutes at a time.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/104

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

P.S. Did you know, it takes up to 20 hours to produce a single episode? If you enjoy the show and would like to support it, you can become a sponsor for just $2 a month. Become a patron today

Jan 15, 2018

Self-care is a concept you hear flying around more and more these days. But as a busy time-poor mum already up to your eyes with to-dos, do you really want or need the extra burden of self care?

Absolutely says Suzy Reading, author of The Self-Care Revolution. Suzy is mum to Charlotte and Ted who are 7 and 3. She's a Chartered Psychologist and qualified yoga teacher specialising in wellbeing, and knows first hand that self-care is an essential part of being a successful mum.

With all the pressure that falls upon you as a mum, spending time nourishing yourself will help you to heal, to cope, to buffer yourself from future stress, and enable you to become your best self.

Today Suzy will demystify what self-care is and help you easily access it when you're feeling time and energy squeezed. You'll learn about the power of micro moments of nourishment and learn to break through the barrier of mummy guilt in order to take action. She'll introduce you to her Vitality Wheel framework and you'll walk away with a toolkit of simple self-care practices accessible to you in the moment, when you need it the most.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/103

Your iTunes Rating and Review helps spread the SuperMum message. Thanks so much!

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

P.S. Did you know, it takes up to 20 hours to produce a single episode? If you enjoy the show and would like to support it, you can become a sponsor for just $2 a month. Become a patron today

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