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Jul 30, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums, with Lisa York.

Mum-of-two Renee Avis has the life-altering job of helping women who are struggling with body image, post-partum depression and anxiety, and eating disorders. As a Licensed Professional Counsellor she helps clients recognise their condition, and learn how to accept and love their bodies again.

Fulfilling her passion as a therapist, Renee's worked in treatment facilities and private practice for 12 years. She teams up with dieticians to support her patients in their journey from understanding and accepting their struggles to regaining control and achieving a healthier balance with food and nutrition.

Renee explains that an eating disorder massively impacts behaviour and lifestyle on a daily basis, so helps her clients dig deep to explore the internal narrative that may be stopping them from being kinder to themselves. One step at a time, she helps them to reframe their thinking and to start focusing on the self-care activities that they resonate with, which ultimately enables them accept their body more.

In this episode, you'll learn to pick up on the important clues that could indicate that you, or a fellow mum, is struggling with an eating disorder. You'll understand how loneliness and depression can be both a cause and an effect of an eating disorder, and how unrealistic expectations and unhelpful ideals in society may be stopping you from accepting your post-partum body. Whether you have an eating disorder or not, you'll discover how important it is to tune in and listen to your body and the signals it's sending you to. By doing so, you'll learn how to accept and love your body, wobbly bits and all.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/128

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

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Lisa York x

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Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums is now open. Find out all you need to know HERE.

Jul 23, 2018
This episode is sponsored by Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums, with Lisa York.
 
When Zoe Blaskey's daughter was born everything changed. Despite being a trained meditation and yoga teacher and having a strong self-care practice, Zoe abandoned the daily habits that had given her so much inner strength over the years. She found herself overcome by fear and anxiety and, like many mums, started comparing herself to others. With her self-esteem hitting rock bottom, the negative patterns she was once so familiar with made an unwelcome comeback, and her self-critical voice became really loud.

Thankfully Zoe, now a coach, podcaster and speaker, knew exactly what to do. Through her training and experience, she gradually started to re-connect with the things she knew worked for her - community, meditation, yoga, and journaling. In a way, Zoe was lucky. Even though she found herself lost in the mayhem of early motherhood, she had the right tools to overcome her fear and anxiety. This is why, on a rainy Thursday afternoon, Zoe decided to start Motherkind. Through her blog, podcast and coaching, she shares her experience and knowledge to help and support other mums through testing times.

In this episode, you'll understand why your brain is wired for anxiety and fear and learn how you can look within yourself to overcome the big emotions that come with motherhood. By the end of this episode, you'll have a number of really easy-to-implement tools that will help you find or re-connect with who you are. You’ll learn to stop living out of obligation and start living the life that you want to live instead. Because like Zoe says, your children are only young once, and this is the only chance you’ll get to enjoy these precious years.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/127

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Become a patron of the show and show your support by sponsoring just $2 a month.

Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums is now open. Find out all you need to know HERE.

Jul 16, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums, with Lisa York.

Fiona Murden is a psychologist, bestselling author, speaker and mum of two girls. She's passionate about helping others fulfil their own potential and works tirelessly with her clients to encourage them to uncover their strengths and discover what really makes them tick. This is particularly important for you as a mum because you know how easy it is to let motherhood consume you and lose sight of who you are.

That's exactly what Fiona experienced eleven years ago, when her first daughter was born, She was overjoyed to be a mum, but at the same time ached for more. It's only when she went back to an old passion - snowboarding - that she realised her true self had changed and evolved since becoming a mum.

Fiona is the author of 'Defining You: How to Profile Yourself and Unlock your Full Potential', where she helps people find a way to fit their existing and new passions into their current lives. The book helps you discover your strengths, gives you an understand what really drives you, and teaches you which environments will help you to excel.

In this episode, you'll learn why fact-based, non-judgemental self-awareness can be the key to curbing your mummy-guilt. You'll also learn an easy-to-implement technique that you can start using right now to ask for constructive feedback from others, including your own children!

If you feel like you've 'lost your spark', by the end of this episode, you'll understand why it's worth making time and space to ask yourself what you really need in this phase of your life, and how you can use your connections and networks to redefine yourself and unlock your full potential.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/126

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Become a patron of the show and show your support by sponsoring just $2 a month.

Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums is now open. Find out all you need to know HERE.

Jul 9, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums, with Lisa York.

Dr Pragya Argawal is an academic, designer, writer, business owner, and the busy mum of three girls. Born and raised in India, she moved to the UK as a young single mum to complete her Master's Degree and PhD. Pragya is no-doubt a very accomplished woman, but things haven't always been easy for her.

During her academic career, she suffered from stress and burnout, and more recently, after the premature birth of her twins, fought anxiety and depression. Severely sleep-deprived and under pressure with not one but two babies suffering from colic and reflux, Pragya fell back on to her safety net. Creativity.

During a break from her career, Pragya had turned her hobby of print-making into a business by setting up her own art studio Hedge and Hog Prints. And in 2017, inspired by her twins' multiple allergies, she founded The Art Tiffin, a vegan and eco-friendly box of art material.

A family-run and ethical business, The Art Tiffin is the first social enterprise to actively campaign for cruelty-free art materials. Pragya is passionate about helping families find the most natural, toxic-free products, and fostering creativity in children from a young age, but she also knows how important it is to raise awareness about mental health and make a positive social impact by giving back to charities.

In this episode, Pragya walks you through the research and neuroscience behind creativity, something that she believes we can all find inside of ourselves. She explains how taking only a few minutes out of your busy days to do something creative can do wonders for your mental health and wellbeing. And if you think you're not the creative type, hold on. Because you'll find out exactly what being creative means and what you can do to express your own creativity.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/125

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Become a patron of the show and show your support by sponsoring just $2 a month.

Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums is now open. Find out all you need to know HERE.

Jul 2, 2018
This episode is sponsored by Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums, with Lisa York.

Soon after Melissa Brujin had her first child, she realised that things weren’t quite right. Struggling to bond with her baby, wracked with anxiety about her abilities as a mum, and experiencing a general loss of confidence, she wondered what was wrong with her. Although she sought help, she couldn't find anything appropriate in her hometown. Thankfully, there was one person she could turn to: her sister-in-law and midwife Debby Gould.

With Debby's help, plus the wonderful online support she eventually found from mothers on the other side of the world and alongside her own research, Melissa was able to connect the dots and recognise that her emotions and experience of early motherhood had been strongly impacted by the traumatic birth of her first child. Fast forward 19 years, Melissa (now a happy and healed mother of three) and mum-of-two Debby (now a birth consultant), have helped thousands of women and families to heal from traumatic birth experiences through their work at Birthtalk.org.

Melissa and Debby co-authored the book How to Heal a Bad Birth where they emphasise that a traumatic birth where the mother doesn't feel heard or supported, or where she feels frightened or out of control, isn't just something to just 'get over’. Through the book, their in-person workshops and individual consultations, Melissa and Debby have been supporting mothers all over the world to recover from their birthing experiences, so that they can go on to have positive and empowering subsequent births, or if they are not having more babies, they can go back to their families feeling more at peace and able to move on.

In this episode, you'll understand what defines a 'bad' birth and how a challenging experience can negatively impact your mental health. You’ll find out how a traumatic experience can affect women for years to come, if not unpicked and addressed in the right way. You'll also learn how to create your own personalised healing journey by looking at the way you feel now and reflecting back on the life-changing experience of childbirth.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/124

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Become a patron of the show and show your support by sponsoring just $2 a month.

Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums is now open. Find out all you need to know HERE.

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