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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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 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

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 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

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