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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

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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

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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 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

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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.

Jun 25, 2018
This episode is sponsored by Let's Conquer Motherhood, the online membership program for mums, with Lisa York.
 
If you suffer from niggling symptoms and never quite feel in best health, you probably put it down to your busy life, reach for the painkillers, and try to get on with your day as best you can.
 
But did you know that your body is giving you these warning signs and signals that there might be an underlying dysfunction? Your job is to learn to listen to the messages your body is giving you, understand why this is happening, and do something about it.

That's what Jackie Bowker, the mum of a 3 and 6 year old, did. After suffering from adrenal depletion, chronic fatigue syndrome and a decades-long disordered eating and sugar addiction, Jackie learnt first-hand the profound power of food as medicine. As a result of her illness, Jackie became passionate about restoring bodies back to balance to achieve optimal health, and became a Functional Nutritionist.

Jackie went on to establish Hello Happy where, amongst other things, runs a transformative 21 Day Nutrition Course and Plan to detox, reset and revitalise your body to live a healthier life.

In this episode, Jackie will help you identify the root cause of your dysfunction and will set you on the path to heal the body through nutrition, without the need for synthetic drugs or surgery. Her philosophy is simple: the symptoms you’re experiencing like digestive issues, weight gain, infertility, adult acne, anxiety etc, result from weaknesses in the body’s physiological foundations. And it can all be fixed by cleaning up your diet and lifestyle.

Follow Jackie's advice and you'll start to feel vibrant again. You'll shed excess weight, look and feel fantastic and watch niggly problems melt away. As one of her clients so eloquently put it, "Jackie has turned my sluggish body into a strong, lean, high functioning machine and I am now so much better equipped to deal with life's challenges such as raising a small family of 5 with 3 children under 3."

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/123

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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.

Jun 18, 2018

As the mum of a small baby and a two year old, Liz Sergeant knows first hand how much of her energy her kids use up. But unlike the rest of us, Liz has a sneaky advantage.

She's a registered nutritionist and understands that what you eat not only affects your energy levels, but also your sleep quality, mood, concentration, digestion, body shape and many other health complaints. 

Liz believes that the foundation of good nutrition and health is based on eating real foods. She also knows that mums lead busy lives, and with so much conflicting dietary advice out there, this can be a lot harder than it sounds. She founded The Well Nourished Club to help cut through the confusion and support people to change their diet, improve their nutrition and achieve their goals.

But this episode goes beyond just food. Liz takes a holistic approach and as well as talking about nutrition, we discuss adapting to motherhood while running a business, avoiding burnout, and getting the balance right by recognising your limitations and being realistic in what you can achieve. 

Your body is your most precious possession and Liz is here to help you look after it. By the end of this episode you will cast aside the chocolate cake, reclaim your flagging energy, and, like Liz, may even consider eating vegetables for breakfast!

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/122

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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.

Jun 11, 2018

At seven months pregnant, Nicky Clinch is the picture of radiance. Looking at her today, it's hard to believe that during her teens she was gripped by drug addition and suffered with anorexia and bulimia.

It took many long years of learning, growing and changing for Nicky to take her difficult past and turn it into a brilliant future. Today she shares her story of how she found her way back to her oriental roots an created a life of freedom, balance and wholeness.

Nicky now works as a Transformational Life Coach, Macrobiotic Counsellor and Chef. She's the mother to a beautiful and strong little girl and, together with her husband, is preparing to welcome their new baby boy into the fold.

In this episode Nicky explains how you can reconnect to a deep level of trust, love and wisdom within yourself, even when the self-doubt and mummy guilt is running wild. You'll learn to understand and re-align with your true purpose so you can feel confident that you're doing exactly what you're meant to be doing. Once you learn to break free of your limiting beliefs, patterns and emotional stories you can start to embody your most authentic, empowered, and joyous self.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/121

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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.

Jun 4, 2018

With kids comes clobber. The toys, the clothes, the special equipment. Bigger car. Bigger house. More storage. It goes on and on. But what would happen if you decided not to buy anything new for a year?

I loathe shopping, but even I gasped in shock. What nothing? For a whole year? Impossible.

Well not for Jen Gale. In 2012/13 when her two boys were small, she decided to give it a try. Just for fun. It was a bit of a diversion from changing nappies and running around after children all day.

Little did she know that her Make Do and Mend project would lead her to running a successful blog and podcast and having a Facebook group with 16,000 members.  She's appeared on National TV and in the Guardian newspaper (UK), and has even done a TEDx talk. At the beginning of this year, Jen turned her project into a business when she launched her online membership program, The Good Business Hub.

As you can imagine, I had a lot of questions for Jen. In this episode, you'll find out how she managed special occasions like Christmas and kids birthdays when spending is almost inevitable. How she handled getting the necessary things you need for kids, such as car seats. What happened when essential items, like the washing machine, broke down. And the big one, how she got her husband on board with her seemingly wacky plan.

Most mums, I imagine, would bulk at the idea of not buying anything new for a year, but it's enlightening to hear what Jen learnt along the way about herself, her life, and the world we're all leaving behind for our grandchildren.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/120

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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.

May 28, 2018

Dr Kate Dow (PhD) grew up surrounded by anxiety, it was inherent in her home life as a child and seemed to be an integral part of who she was.

Not surprising then, that when she became a mum at the age of 35, anxiety hit her hard. It was understandable. Her children were born just 13 months apart and she was caught in a difficult marriage which later fell apart. Kate ended up raising her two children - who are now 18 and 19 - as a single parent and was constantly gripped by anxiety.

But Kate didn't want this life and worked hard to combat and overcome her fears. She's devoted her life to supporting women, especially mums, through her multidisciplinary, heart-centered approach. She's a successful Mind-Body Psychologist, Consultant, and Empowerment Coach and the author of the book Fear-Less: The Art of Using Anxiety to your Advantage.

In this episode, we talk about how prevalent anxiety is amongst mums, and how anxiety can negatively spread through your world in a downwards spiral. You'll understand how anxiety impacts you and learn how to notice the signs of it showing up in your life. Kate's 'Fear-Less' approach has been created specifically for women, and through it, you'll discover how to transform your anxiety.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/119

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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.

May 21, 2018

It's easy to look at Anna Parker-Naples' hugely successful life and think that some people were born lucky. Many times has she walked the glittering red carpet of Hollywood during her Voice-Acting career. She's also an Award-Winning Audiobook Narrator and has worked with hundreds of best-selling titles and authors. To top it off, she now runs a thriving online business helping mums around the world.

Inspiring Mummy Club is an award-winning self-development membership for mums. It provides positivity, support, and personal development tools and techniques to enable mums to reclaim some time for themselves, so they can focus on their dreams, their ambitions and their sense of self.  She does this by using meditation, mindfulness, mindset, hypnosis and visualisation tools so mums can start living a happier, more balanced life.

But what amazes me most about Anna, is that in the thick of it all, she became wheel-chair bound. As a result of a problem during her third pregnancy, she was told she would never walk again. Times were hard. Her eldest child had just started school and she had a toddler and baby at home. Anna endured the long and gruelling process moving from the inevitable negativity to finding a new path, but through positive thinking, she defied all odds and started to walk again.

Today Anna shares her incredible story, and how she turned around her feeling of despair to pull herself back, start a new life and inspire other mothers along the way.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/118

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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

May 14, 2018

Since she was  a young girl, Alex Miles always had a passion for writing. Before having children, she worked as a script writer for Neighbours; was a ghost writer for Zac Power, the popular secret-agent series for boys; and published her first book under her own name, Sixty Secrets for a Happy Bride.

Alex landed a dream contract for her Starring Olive Black children’s books, being asked to write four in the series. Having small children is all consuming, but at the same time, Alex didn’t want to give up a golden opportunity that she’s been working towards for a decade. Letting this go could be a decision she’d always regret, so she bit the bullet and said yes.

In this episode, we talk about how Alex achieved the enormous undertaking of writing four books in just 16 months when her eldest son was a toddler, and she was pregnant with her next. We discuss how to get your partner on board  with your passion and the importance of good communication. We look at the practical elements – how to get that volume of work done with children around, why being organised is essential to success, and the importance of having a supportive tribe of like-minded people around you. We delve into the opportunities that open themselves up to us as mums, as well as the inevitable challenges you face when you mix following your dream with motherhood.

Alex has successfully combined her passion for writing with being the mum of two children under three. Today she shares how she achieves it, so get ready to be inspired and motivated by her incredible story.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/117

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

May 7, 2018

Like many mums, Lucy Parsons didn’t want to return to her full time job as a high school teacher once her children came along. But she also couldn't find a fulfilling part time job that fitted around her kids, aged 8 and 6. So she looked at the online world.

As a straight 'A' Cambridge (UK) graduate, Lucy decided to pursue the thing that she was best at in the world; passing exams. But how can being good at passing exams help you create the dream of having a thriving online business, and still be there to pick up your kids from school? Well, Lucy is testament that anything is possible if you want it badly enough.

Lucy became an Academic Coach and started Life More Extraordinary where she empowers ambitious students to get the top grades in their exams and into their first choice of university.

In this episode Lucy shares the key components to her success. Structure, discipline and making sure she cares for her own needs before ever pulling out her laptop. Lucy teaches you the importance of structuring your time and not frittering it away, whilst at the same time not allowing your self-imposed goals to overwhelm you. She explains how she came to realise that the most important thing in her day is self care and how she disciplines herself to make sure she fits it in.

Lucy knows that the most important task is the one that will move you forward the fastest and that outsourcing things that aren't her strengths makes her happy. By being savvy with how she plans her work, she's able to spend maximum time with her family as a result.

Lucy thought having a life doing the things that she dreamed of as a child was reserved for the 'chosen few'. Now she knows that you can have it all, and today she'll show you how to make it happen.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/116

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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

Apr 30, 2018
Motherhood hit Stacey Ogden like a ton of bricks. Her baby was premature and the first months of her life were spent in hospital. Several years later, the attachment she had with her daughter, who is now 7 years old, was so strong that she completely gave up everything in her life for her.

The stark reality dawned on Stacey that she was so consumed by motherhood, that she no longer had a life outside being a mum. She realised that this was no good either for herself, or for her daughter, and something had to be done.

Slowly and gradually she clawed back her own identity and started a blog. Through her posts and podcast at Busy Mom Collective, Stacey now helps and supports mums who’ve experienced similar struggles as hers.

Stacey's mission is to help mums realise that making themselves a priority isn’t selfish or neglectful. On the contrary. By being a role model for the type of adult you want your kids to be, you're loving them in a better way. Do you really want your kids growing up thinking it's normal to be a frenzied ball of stress that doesn’t have a life?

In this episode, Stacey encourages you to find out what what lights you up outside of your children. It's all about self-reflection, finding something that excites you and having the discipline to go ahead and make it part of your schedule.

You'll learn to find the balance between spending time with your children and finding time for yourself; letting go of control; making yourself a priority without feeling guilty; and changing the way you talk to yourself.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/115

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

Apr 23, 2018

Mum of 3 and founder of Gumptious, Naomi Light has always had a fascination with psychology. She loves learning about the inner workings of the mind, but it wasn’t until things in her life went horribly wrong did she realise how important the theories she’d learnt would become.

When Naomi and her husband found themselves in a failed management buyout of the family business their financial world started to unravel. Worse still they discovered the business was on the verge of collapse and they needed to bail it out of debt and re-build it. The resulting pressure of mounting debt put a big strain on their marriage and on Naomi's health.

Naomi experienced a breakdown early in 2017. For three months she was barely able to crawl through each day and held on by a thread. But she knew she had to dig deep to turn things around. It was a slow and painful journey of self-discovery, but gradually Naomi started to come to terms with what had happened and started to see the good in it. Her story is phenomenal, and she candidly shares the highs, the lows, and the lessons learnt along the way.

In this episode we talk about money; having it, not having it, and what you should do with it. Through Naomi’s financial story, we discuss how to fall back on your core values when you don’t know which way to turn; how to shape and pursue your goals when the odds are stacked against you; and how to be grateful for the small things, even in your darkest hour. Naomi explains how she refused to be a victim of her emotions and details how she changed her mindset to find a more desired alternative to the black hole she found herself in.

By the end of the show, you'll recognise the huge contribution you make to the financial health of your family, irrespective of whether you go out to work or not by gaining a deeper insight into the value of money, the value of yourself, and the value of others.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/114

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

Apr 23, 2018

Mum of 3 and founder of Gumptious, Naomi Light has always had a fascination with psychology. She loves learning about the inner workings of the mind, but it wasn’t until things in her life went horribly wrong did she realise how important the theories she’d learnt would become.

When Naomi and her husband found themselves in a failed management buyout of the family business their financial world started to unravel. Worse still they discovered the business was on the verge of collapse and they needed to bail it out of debt and re-build it. The resulting pressure of mounting debt put a big strain on their marriage and on Naomi's health.

Naomi experienced a break down early in 2017. For three months she was barely able to crawl through each day and held on by a thread. But she knew she had to dig deep to turn things around. It was a slow and painful journey of self-discovery, but gradually Naomi started to come to terms with what had happened and started to see the good in it. Her story is phenomenal, and she candidly shares the highs, the lows, and the lessons learnt along the way.

In this episode we talk about money; having it, not having it, and what you should do with it. Through Naomi’s financial story, we discuss about how to fall back on your core values when you don’t know which way to turn; how to shape and pursue your goals when the odds are stacked against you; and how to be grateful for the small things, even in your darkest hour. Naomi explains how she refused to be a victim of her emotions and details how she changed her mindset to find a more desired alternative to the black hole she found herself in.

By the end of the show, you'll recognise the huge contribution you make to the financial health of your family, irrespective of whether you go out to work or not by gaining a deeper insight into the value of money, the value of yourself, and the value of others.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/114

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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