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Jul 3, 2017

Stress is an everyday part of life in a busy modern world. And I don't know about you, but I think being a mum takes stress to a whole new level. Whether it’s physical stress, emotional stress or stress brought on by overwhelm and exhaustion, I've never felt pressure as intense as I have during the mummy years.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you'll find out why mums have so much stress to deal with, how your body reacts to stress, and why the 'fight or flight' response has spiralled out of control. But never fear, because you'll also learn how to combat stress, learn some simple techniques to manage difficult situations, and hear about techniques to improve your overall well-being.

My guest today is SuperMum, Giselle Monbiot.

Giselle is a Stress Specialist, Cognitive Hypnotherapist and a Well-being course designer and facilitator who lives in London, UK with her husband and 3 children who are 9, 5 & 3. Giselle's stress levels peaked when her 3rd child was born. She found herself shouting at her kids, having difficulties sleeping and fell into bad habits of eating the wrong types of food. She was regularly ill, had a constant feeling of anxiety in the pit of her stomach, and dreaded the future.

As a trained therapist Giselle knew she could handle her stress response better. After all, she was teaching stress management to her clients but not applying them to her own life. Fed up with the inner conflict, heightened stress response and bad health, she made a promise to herself to be free from stress and anxiety. She said, "I wanted to enjoy my children, my life and know that I could regain a sense of peace within".

Giselle started to practice what she preached and incorporated the stress management tools she used with her clients into her own life. She learned new relaxation techniques and explored her behaviour patterns and response mechanisms. Over time, Giselle found her old self and started to feel alive again.

And now she'll teach you to feel alive too. In today’s episode you'll learn to recognise the ways that stress affects you so you can fight back. And you'll discover the small steps and the simple techniques you can use to live a less stressful life, which in turn will make your role as a mum more enjoyable.

I am so pleased to welcome Giselle to my show today. She has dedicated her life to teaching women how to regain faith in themselves. Stress and anxiety won't be the norm. Instead, she'll help you find calmness, emotional control and a new-found feeling of energy. Get ready to feel alive again.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/082

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Go Conquer Motherhood!

Jun 26, 2017

‘Stuck in a rut’ is a well worn phrase. There are times when we all feel stuck, whether it's with your parenting choices, your work, or your partner. But first realising you are stuck, and then knowing how to get out of it, isn’t easy.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you'll find out how to get unSTUCK and turn your difficulties into a source for energy and positive change. With a simple methodology to unblock the things that are holding you back, you'll enrich your family time, your work and every other area of your life.

My guest today is SuperMum, Shira Taylor Gura.

Shira lives in Israel with her husband and 4 children who are 15, 12, 9 and 6. After becoming a mum, Shira started journaling and shared her experiences on a blog with those who were close to her. She talked about the issues she was facing and how she resolved her problems. Over time, her blog unwittingly gained a massive following and Shira realised that huge numbers of people were also benefiting from her teachings.

Shira went on to create the S.T.U.C.K. Method™, a simple 5-step process to help to unravel everything from minor annoyances through to big complex issues. Using her qualifications in Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Integrative Yoga Therapy, Shira can change your habits of thinking to create a richer and more rewarding life. Her book, Getting unStuck, has become the 2017 International Book Award Winner in Self-Help and an Amazon new bestseller in emotional self-help.

In today’s episode we talk about how to get unSTUCK so you can get onto the path you truly want to be on. We step through every part of the S.T.U.C.K.™ methodology to arm you with a toolkit that will make you happy and fulfilled in your everyday life.

I am delighted to have Shira on my show today. She shares her expertise for how to get unSTUCK and stay unSTUCK even in the most challenging of situations to find a place where you laugh, empathise, and enjoy life to the max.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/081

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Jun 19, 2017

Running a business in tandem with bring up a family is hard work. Some days you'll feel like you're making slow progress and failing in all areas. Other days you'll feel like an unstoppable train of productivity when everything goes your way.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we'll be talking about the similarities between nurturing your businesses and nurturing your children. The two can go hand-in-hand, and done right can leave you feeling happy, successful and guilt free.

My guest today is SuperMum, Dana Malstaff.

Dana set up Boss Mom - a community for mum entrepreneurs who are raising a family and a business at the same time - when she was pregnant with her first child. She went on to grow the company and write the Boss Mom book during her second pregnancy. In the 4 years since Boss Mom started, Dana has supported over 20,000 mums to build and grow their own businesses. Dana lives in San Diego, California with her husband, son and daughter who are 2 and 3 and a half.

In today’s episode Dana will help you discover the winning idea on which to base your business, and the 6 important pillars to make it a success. She walks through the routines needed to grow your company while fulfilling the demands of your family at the same time. We also talk about the downside of trying to have it all, including battling the dreaded mummy guilt.

I am so happy to have Dana on my show today. She'll help you find your business purpose so it integrates into your present and future lifestyle. She'll show you how to find your audience, the people you truly want to serve, and deliver to them the things that you excel in. In doing so, you can create a business you love and raise your children in the optimum way. The way that works best for you.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/080

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

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Jun 12, 2017

Your natural mothering instinct usually means you put your childrens' needs before your own. But sometimes that can be to your - and their - detriment. Looking after yourself first helps you to be a better parent and a more positive role model to your children.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we'll be talking about the huge impact that your own physical and mental wellbeing has on the way you parent. I for one know that on the days where I've got my head together and feel calm, happy and rested, I'm a far better mummy. And, as if by magic, those are the days when my children respond to me more positively. It's a win-win situation.

My guest today is SuperMum, Clare Crew.

Clare lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She is an Educator, Speaker and Mum to 3 children aged 5, 8 and 9. Clare always wanted to work with children and is qualified in neuro-development. She earned a degree in Early Childhood Education followed by a Masters Degree in Special Education.

When Clare had her own children she thought that, with all the learning and experience she had working with children, she would have parenthood sorted. But her children taught her that there are some things you just can't learn from books.

Parenthood led Clare on a journey of transformation where she realised that the well-being of mums is just as important as the well-being of children. In juggling her children with a small age gap, practising self-care was a critical component in making sure she became the parent she wanted to be.

Clare now uses her academic knowledge and hands-on experience to empower parents and teachers with real-life strategies for supporting children's success. She does this through her blog, via the Thriving Children Podcast, and in her consulting work.

In today's episode, you'll learn that your own mindset and well-being is a fundamental part of being a great parent. By making yourself a priority rather than always putting yourself last and making do with the dregs, not only are you thriving as a mum, you're helping your children to thrive too.

I'm delighted to welcome Clare to my show today. She teaches us that, whilst there's no correct formula to parenting, looking at your own needs and answering them, helps you serves your entire family in the most productive and successful way.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/079

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

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Jun 9, 2017

This is the final episode in the High Five Friday series. But don’t despair because I’m not going away any time soon. I’m just turning my attention to more impressive things so I can carry on serving you in a much better way.

Don't worry, you'll still get a weekly podcast. Every week on Mum-to-Mum Monday I’ll carry on interviewing successful mums like I always have, so I can share their stories and wisdom with you. I’ve got some amazing women lined up for the coming weeks and beyond.

But with High Five Friday, it's time to step aside and make way for something new. Because you know me.

I love change, I love being pro-active, and I love to move forward.

Wanna progress with me?

On today's High Five Friday, I’ll be explaining why this is the last episode, and how I plan to keep serving you in a much better way with my hugely exciting new plans.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/078

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

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Jun 5, 2017

I was born into a traditional, 2.4-children-style family where Dad went out to work and Mum stayed at home. And I've mirrored that 'normal' set-up now I have a family of my own. Mum plus dad equals children. Simple. But because of that, it's easy to be blinkered to other family structure. 40 years later, blended, same sex, solo parent and adoptive families are equally celebrated.

In today's episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we'll be talking about unconventional families. Growing up in a same sex family with two mums; bucking the trend of the traditional 1980's expectation; adopting children of a different heritage; and how unique family set-ups work in todays world.

My guest today is Jesse Toksvig-Stewart.

Jesse grew up in Surrey in the UK with her two Mums, Sandi and Peta, and her siblings, Megan and Theo. In the late '80s this family structure was seen as unconventional. But to Jesse, it was normal. And it was all she knew. Later in her childhood when her mums split up, Jesse and her siblings divided their time between the two households. Her family has recently been extended even more, when Sandi remarried another woman, and gave Jesse a new step-sister.

The family is close, and Jesse still lives near her mums house, with her boyfriend, Adam. They have recently warmly welcomed a sister from Pakistan heritage into their fold, whom Peta has adopted.

Wanting to map the early years of her step-sister, adopted sister, and little nephew in a baby book, Jesse realised they only catered for the conventional. Looking back at her own baby record book, she saw it was full of crossed out words and hand written headings.

Jesse was saddened that although times have changed and the world is more accepting, the printed world was lagging behind. There was no memory book that catered for her own special family, so she set out to create her own. A baby record book that celebrated her new sister’s unique place in their family, and in the world.

Alongside her illustrator friend, Kat Willott, they created an open record book called ‘My Amazing Family and Me' to welcome all children to families, no matter how they arrive, when they arrive, or how unique their family setup is.

In today's episode, we go deep on everything from same sex parents, adopted children and dealing with the sideways glances, to discussing the issues that children from unique family circumstances face, separation anxiety, and how we can all help out in the way we respond to them.

I'm delighted to welcome Jesse to my show today. She teaches us that families are built on love, not genetics and that understanding, tolerance and acceptance should be at the root of all families, no matter how unconventional their beginnings.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/077

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

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Jun 2, 2017

In his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey wrote, "Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen".

Having a clear vision for the future applies to all areas of your life, parenting is no exception.

The mothering 'project' might be long, but having a goal for what you want to achieve with your children gives you clarity from the barrage of demands, the tedium of getting dinner on the table and the worry about their school work.

Today on High Five Friday, Michelle Dawson talks about the importance of parenting with the end in mind.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/076

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May 29, 2017

'Mummy bloggers' are taking the world by storm. It's been inescapable over the last few years. Not surprising really. Blogging's made for mums since it can be done around the craziness of family life. Some mums set out to conquer the blogging world, others ended up there entirely by accident.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we'll be talking about starting a blog. How you can successfully build a blog from the ground up, and still be a Mum at the same time.

My guest today is SuperMum, Abby Lawson.

Abby lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, Donnie and sons Connor and Caleb who are 8 and 5. Feeling like she needed a little more in life, and on a whim, Abby set up 'Just a Girl and Her Blog'. She wrote about anything that came to mind; parenthood, home renovations and children's parties. As her confidence in blogging grew, so did her following and social media presence. Within 18 months of starting the blog, Abby recognised that there was a niche market and set about turning her humble blog into a business.

Since then, her blog has become so successful that it's no longer 'Just a Girl'. Her husband Donnie quit his job and now works full time alongside Abby. The two of them, as well as her sister, now form a team which consistently creates 5 figures every single month! This has given them a lifestyle to be envious of. Abby and Donnie share both quality time with the kids, and the work in the business. They do this four days a week... and the fifth day is reserved for family and fun.

In today's episode, we learn the step-by-step process of setting up a blog from scratch. From finding an idea, discovering your niche audience, to create engaging content every time. We also talk about the dreaded technology, and how to simply set up a website without too many headaches.

I'm delighted to welcome Abby to my show today. She teaches you that it's possible build a blog from humble beginnings (when you think no-one's reading), through to a thriving business that gives you the lifestyle of your dreams.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/075

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May 26, 2017

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking life will be better when your children’s behaviour improves. Or when your husband is more helpful around the house. Or when things calm down at work.

Why?

Because once you’ve sorted it out, they’ll always, always, always be something equally annoying to replace it. Instead, realise this.

Success comes from within. It’s a mind thing, and it starts with you.

Today on High Five Friday, I talk about the exact success pathway you should follow to have the life you want. This will become the foundation stone to my teaching on The SuperMum App. It’s a long way off yet (because life is busy and time is short), but I want you with me in it from the beginning.

Once finished, The SuperMum App will be beside you, on your phone, in your pocket, and helping you achieve success every step of the way.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/074

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May 22, 2017

Being a mum doesn't mean you can't be strong, fit and healthy. It just means you achieve the goal in a different way by carving out the time and resources around the demands of your family.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we'll be talking about how to be a fit and healthy mum. And how taking a holistic approach to nutrition, mindset and exercise can lead you to having a better body, a healthier life and a calmer mind.

My guest today is SuperMum, Kimmy Smith.

Kimmy has two daughters, Allegra and Samara, who are 4 and 2. She is married to Ryan and they live in the beautiful Sydney Beaches in Australia. Kimmy's work is inspired by the natural environment where she helps pre and post natal mums to achieve a body to be proud of as part of a holistic approach to exercise, nutrition and mindfulness.

Before having children, Kimmy lived life in the fast lane. She left the house at 5am to work as a corporate lawyer, followed by 3 hours of daily training to realise her dream of playing netball professionally. Having a super fit body and a healthy pregnancy left Kimmy believing that nothing would change after having her children. But she wasn't prepared for the frustration of living in a body which to her felt floppy and frumpy.

Recognising that her pre-pregnancy aspirations were unrealistic, Kimmy trained as a yoga teacher, barre instructor and postnatal fitness expert. She focused all her exercise knowledge and experience to help mothers regain physical and mental fitness though her online program, The Fit Mummy Project.

In today's episode, you'll learn the 3 fundamental factors to Kimmy's holistic approach; fitness, nutrition and mindfulness, as well as how to incorporate these qualities into your everyday life.

I'm delighted to welcome Kimmy to my show today. She's turned her talents as a professional athlete into a business and lifestyle which helps mums gain a body that they can fall in love with.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/073

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May 19, 2017

Every week, twice a week, I bring you bursts of mummy wisdom. I love that you go away feeling inspired and renewed and full of hope that your life as a mum will be improved.

But how long does that inspiration last?

Until the kids start squabbling again? Until you're frantically trying to get dinner on the table before everyones blood sugar crashes? Until you fall over the line at the end of another hectic day with a heavy heart knowing that you get to do it all again tomorrow?

But you know me, ever practical, ever actionable, ever realistic.

That's why I have an exciting new project that's just starting to bubble away under the surface.

The SuperMum App.

Today on High Five Friday, I give you the background to my idea, and how my experience in the school of life makes me perfectly placed to develop something with me beside you, in your pocket, on your journey through motherhood.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/072

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May 15, 2017

Mums are busy. With never-ending days and constant demands on your time it can be easy to wade into the territory of overwhelm. Finding your 'Sweet Spot' can be tricky, but the scientific evidence is out there. That's right, it's possible to find a place of ease and flow, where your daily life feels natural and free.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we'll be talking about how to find the illusive 'Sweet Spot'. Taken from sports terminology, The Sweet Spot took over 3 years of research, studying the neuroscience, psychology, and sociology of productivity, performance, and positive emotions. It was then applied to our every day lives as mothers.

My guest today is SuperMum, Dr. Christine Carter.

Christine, who has two step-kids and two natural kids aged 13, 14, 15 and 16, lives in Marin County, California. She is a Happiness and Productivity expert, speaker and writer and the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work. Christine's spent the last 14 years at at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. Having a family of six with four teenagers in the house makes her an expert in motherhood too!

Like most mums, Christine found herself exasperated by the busyness of modern life: too many conflicting obligations and not enough time, energy, or patience to get everything done. She tried all the standard techniques: prioritizing, multitasking, delegating - even napping - but none really worked.

Determined to create a less stressful life for herself without giving up her hard-won career success or happiness at home, she road-tested every research-based tactic that promised to bring more ease into her life. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the latest research related to happiness, productivity, and elite performance, she followed every strategy that promised to give her more energy or that could make her more efficient, creative, or intelligent.

After years of research, Christine's dedication to finding answers is our reward. You just need to listen and take action. Being busy is often seen as a badge of honour, but slowing down can make you much more productive. And today, Christine will teach you how to find your groove at home and work. This will allow more ease and flow in your life and help banish busyness and chaos.

In today's episode, we explore what the 'Sweet Spot' really is and how to achieve it.  This will help you enjoy your children, be more dynamic in your work, and more productive in your everyday life.

I'm delighted to welcome Christine to my show today. She shares her own story of challenging limiting beliefs; how she dealt with the pressure of having to be happy after writing a book about it; and how she tirelessly worked to find the 'Sweet Spot' in her own life.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/071

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May 12, 2017


Sometimes in life, you meet someone whose philosophy to life you immediately resonate with.

Olivia Horne was one of those people. When I spoke with her in Episode 45, she talked with such passion, truth and insight that I found myself swallowing hard.

That was before I listened to her guided meditations on YouTube, which completely blew me away.

You’ll hear about my emotional reaction to Olivia’s meditations on today’s episode, but off the back of our conversation, Olivia agreed to record a mummy meditation, especially for SuperMum listeners.

You can grab this free goodie by clicking the link below.

Today on High Five Friday, Olivia Horne talks about the importance of mums taking time out for themselves and the practicalities of doing it.

I hope you make sure you give yourself the gift of time to enjoy the meditation.

You deserve it.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/070

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May 8, 2017

Admit it. Before you set out on your parenting journey, you had a firm idea of the type of parent you’d be. But there are times that, with crying babies, wilful toddlers and argumentative schoolies, living up to that dream makes you feel like you’ve failed the ‘perfect parent’ test. Big time.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be addressing what it means to be a mindful parent, how to include your children in your everyday thoughts and tasks, and the way to enjoy the experience of these intense years alongside your kids.

My guest today is SuperMum, Ruby Gwen.

Ruby, who lives in the UK, is the mother of two-and-a-half year old Christian; a proud wife; and a lover of all things creative and inspiring. She’s a the founder of Nurture with Love; as well as a “story-preneur” who helps passionate women turn their awesome story & life lessons into profitable and impactful story-based products.

Ruby lives, breathes, and teaches her motherhood philosophy of gentle, mindful parenting. Through her programs she teaches the 3 cornerstones of her own mothering philosophy; acceptance, empathy and inspiration. This helps both parents and their children to feel more connected and heard.

In her own life, Ruby successfully combines mindful parenting with running a business so nothing and no-one feels left out in the cold.

Ruby also believes there is a unique story inside us all, just waiting to come out. A story that, with the right cultivation, can become your most powerful asset. In this episode Ruby helps you explore the significance of your own story and teaches you how to align it with your own personal and professional needs.

I’m delighted to welcome Ruby to my show today. She brings with her kindness, compassion and nurturing, and shares experiences of raising her own child whilst running a business. In doing so, you’ll learn how to Nurture with Love and appreciate your own significant story.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/069

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May 5, 2017


A few weeks after my first child was born, my sister-in-law told me to savour these newborn moments because they won’t last forever

I distinctly remember looking down at my crying baby and through bloodshot eyes, thinking, GOOD!

I wanted this phase to be over.

But she was right. In the blink of an eye, that screaming baby is now almost half way through his childhood. Yikes.

I quickly came to realise that motherhood will inevitably be full of hills and valleys. I didn’t want to wish the whole flippin’ lot away so instead, I figured out a way to combat it.

Today on High Five Friday, Lisa York talks about how to change your thinking so you don’t end up wishing their entire childhood away.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/068

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May 1, 2017

Minimalism can seem like a ridiculous dream when you’re up to your eyes in kiddy paraphernalia. But Editing Your Life doesn’t mean having a spartan home or a frugal lifestyle.
It’s about understanding your family’s core values and priorities so you can make wise choices about what gets to stay, and what has to go.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you’ll find out how to pare down your life to create space for the things that really matter. The activities you actually want to do, the information you want to consume, and the people who you truly want to spend time with.

My guest today is SuperMum, Christine Koh.

Christine’s the co-author of Minimalist Parenting, a book designed to help you enjoy modern family life more, by doing less. So popular was the book, that she and her fellow author Asha Dornfest went on to create and co-host their own show. Edit Your Life is a weekly podcast that ‘helps you edit the unnecessary from your life so you have more room to enjoy the awesome’.

Christine’s also the founder and editor of the award-winning Boston Mamas; founder of Brave New World Designs; and serves as the creative director at Women Online and The Mission List.

Christine lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Jonathan and two daughters, Laurel and Violet who are 12 and 6.

In todays show, you’ll learn that editing your life isn’t simply about decluttering (although we do talk about that too). We discuss practical strategies for managing your time; simplifying and therefore really starting to enjoy mealtimes; streamlining the school year and controlling extra curricular activities so they don’t control you.

Oh, and of course my personal favourite, prioritising your own self-care.

I am so happy to have Christine on my show today. She’s an organisational queen, and a girl after my own heart. We have a good old chin-wag about streamlining and systematising your busy life so you can make space for the things you truly love and value.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/067

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Apr 28, 2017

I love the term ‘hanging out’. I’d not really heard it much before I moved to Australia ten years ago. But here it’s part of the everyday language.

Hanging out means just ‘being’. Spending time doing whatever takes your fancy. No agenda, no plans, nowhere to be. Just hanging out.

I love it because when someone in Australia asks what you’ve been up to, you can answer, ‘hanging out’. Which is much more socially acceptable than saying I’ve been idling around the house in my pyjamas, drinking tea and watching kids TV.

Because in our minds, ‘being’ can often be construed as being unproductive or lazy.

Today on High Five Friday, Michelle Dawson talks about the importance of ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ all the time.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/066

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Apr 24, 2017

 I divorced my first husband in my late twenties. My parents ‘stuck it out’ for 28 long and painful years for the sake of us kids. And now I’m blissfully happy in an extremely loving and fulfilling marriage with a man who feels the same way. So when it comes to the question of ‘should I stay or should I go’, I’m torn.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be discussing the huge decision of stepping away from a broken marriage and becoming a solo parent.

My guest today is SuperMum, Holly Christie.

Just a few short months ago Holly and her husband were living the ‘married with 2.4 children’ life. She now shares the time she spends with her two young sons who are 3 and 7, with her ex. Holly has tried to keep her life as normal as possible and continues to work around her children’s schedule as a self-employed Social Media expert. Her office is her own front room in London, UK.

Holly says that you never go into a marriage expecting that one day it will all be over, but sometimes you find yourself there. She and her husband had both grown up knowing marriage was expected of them. Having tried repeatedly to make the relationship work, she realised it was time to throw the jigsaw pieces in the air and lay down a new life with new rules for their family.

The attitude you have towards separation, she says, can influence every area of yours and your childrens’ lives. Neither Holly or her husband wished to relive the acrimony of their own parents’ divorces. So they worked out a way to be solo parents, and co-parent their boys to ensure they experience the best childhood possible.

During this episode we explore living up to the expectations of our parents’ generation but at the same time fitting in with modern demands. We talk about the realities of mothering today, and how social media has led us to different possibilities. We explore how the rise of the ‘mummy power bloggers’ have opened up new channels and support for mums in all stages of parenthood.

I am so happy to have Holly on my show today. She’ll explain how bucking the trend and living the best life for you and your family is not only possible, but in everyone’s best interests.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/065

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Apr 7, 2017

I don’t think I’ve ever reflected on my own childhood as much as I have since becoming a mum myself. I expect you feel the same.

Your childhood experiences shape and mould the things you do as a mum. You’ve bought your rituals from a time when you were a kid yourself into your own family today.

All the fun stuff. Like having pizza and a movie on a Friday night.

But there are also the things that you’ve decided never to do with your own brood. Because you don’t want them to feel the way you did growing up.

I hadn’t realised until I became a mum why I’m so pro change. Why I’m all for taking control of your life. And why I’m a firm believer that you have the power to shape your own future.

Turns out, it stems from my own childhood.

This week on High Five Friday, I talk about the importance of embracing change. Because if you don’t, it can cause a whole heap of problems that you didn’t bargain for.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/064

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Apr 3, 2017

Before becoming a parent, you had your life pretty-much sorted. That included forging a career you loved and worked hard to excel in. You assumed your baby would just slot effortlessly into life as you knew it. Why wouldn’t you? After all, you’re completely in control of the world you built. Right?
In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be talking about what happens when your children come along, and with them the realisation that you suddenly hate your career. The life goals and achievements you used to be so passionate about just don’t seem to matter anymore.

My guest today is SuperMum, Monica Froese.

Monica lives in Buffalo, New York with her husband and 4 year old daughter, Lydia. Following a traumatic delivery experience, and dealing with the repercussions that followed, Monica found her priorities and goals had been turned upside down. The corporate career and business travel that she once loved were no longer enjoyable or fulfilling once her daughter came along.

Her despondence with family-friendly workplace policies led her to the US White House, where she discussed the concerns of many working mums with Obama’s senior advisors. She even met the President himself.

However, still disillusioned, Monica wasn’t willing to accept this as her new normal. Instead, she and her husband forged a strategy so that she could leave the corporate world behind and start an online business from home. Monica now helps other mums throw away the guilt, and empowers them to build an online business that brings her flexibility and fulfilment.

Today Monica will help you understand whether working from home really is the ticket to freedom that you think it is, and if so, how to make the transition from being employed to being your own boss. She’ll talk about finding the balance between work and family, staying motivated in your new day-job, and how to effectively manage your time around your work and your children.

I am so happy to have Monica on my show today as she’ll help you consider whether a work from home life really is for you. We’ll hear about her practical resources for setting up an online business and she’ll walk you through her formula to success.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/063

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Mar 31, 2017

If I told you to get back into your lighthouse, you’d probably think I was being rude. But what if that’s the best place for you?

Using a lighthouse as a metaphor, Life Coach Victoria Kate explains why coming out of your lighthouse doesn’t help anyone.

Not yourself. Not your children. Not your family or your friends. Nope. The best place for you is back inside.

Because that’s where you serve everyone best.

This week on High Five Friday, Victoria and I tell you about the importance of staying strong and shining your light brightly. For everyones sake.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/062

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Mar 27, 2017
When you set out on your parenting journey you never planned on being a ‘Hot Mess’. However, there are days when that’s how you end up. I know. I’ve had those days too. But the great news is, it’s possible to change that. Tell me what you’d rather be. A Hot Mess or a Mindful Mum?

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be discussing how you can shift your experience as a mum by changing the way you deal with all that life throws at you. And it’s done through the use of mindfulness and meditation.

My guest today is SuperMum, Ali Katz.

Ali’s a mindfulness coach, meditation teacher, author, wife and mum to two boys aged 11 and 9. She loves sharing her passion for living a balanced life with others, and has been featured on MindBodyGreen, Style magazine, Fox 26 News, HerFuture, Houston Family magazine, and LiveMom.com. When not meditating, writing, teaching, or spending time with her family in Houston, Texas, Ali enjoys running, practicing yoga, and sipping tea.

Ali’s mission is to inspire mothers to leave overwhelm, stress and guilt behind and embrace a life of balance, presence and joy. What I love about what Ali has to share is that she keeps it real. She’s a busy mum herself, so she gets that you don’t have spare time to head off to a mountain top to sit cross-legged saying omm’s.

Instead she brings mindfulness and meditation right back into your crazy life, and teaches you how to stay calm and balanced even when you’re scraping dried on Weetabix off the carpet. Again.

I’m delighted to welcome Ali to my show as she’ll walk you through the reasons why meditation and mindfulness are so important in your every day life. And she’s here to help you see the importance of taking time to make sure you really are your very best self.
 
You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/061

Go Conquer Motherhood!
Mar 24, 2017

Have you ever been on your dream holiday but felt tired and irritable while you were there?

Are you wearing those beautiful shoes that you’ve been longing for, but still have an empty feeling in the pit of your stomach?

Have you finally got the promotion that you’ve been working long and hard for, only to be sat at your desk feeling unfulfilled?

And you ask yourself, “Why can’t I just be happy?”

Well, perhaps it’s because you’ve fallen into the trap of associating happiness with something tangible. If so, it’s time to have a rethink.

This week on High Five Friday, I explore 3 alternative secrets to enduring happiness that you might not have thought of.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/060

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Mar 20, 2017

Having a successful career takes energy, drive and determination. Long hours, a heavy work load and the pressure to say yes to everything can be overwhelming. But when you become a parent and throw children into the mix, combining work and parenthood can start to really swamp you. But you don’t want to give either up.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you’ll discover a way through that fog. Because it’s possible to be committed, not only to your family, but to keeping your career alive.

My guest today is SuperMum, Sarah Argenal.

Sarah and her husband, Joey live in San Diego, California. They have a 3 year old boy Beckett, and are expecting their second son in June. After becoming a mum, Sarah found the demands of working in Corporate Litigation alongside juggling family life to be exhausting and overwhelming. So she started a futile quest for help and information. But there was nothing out there.

She knew that something had to change, if not only for herself, but for the many other corporate parents who wanted to keep a firm foothold in both worlds. After hundreds of hours of research, Sarah created her own support system and founded the Working Parent Resource.

Sarah offers her community of like-minded working mums and dads reliable information and practical training to help them successfully manage their career and home life. Her Frazzled to Balanced™ Bootcamp “helps ambitious working parents slow down and reclaim their time so they can focus on what matters most.”

Today Sarah shares her journey of navigating her corporate career; keeping her relationships alive and her home life happy; and being the best mum she can possibly be. All whilst helping other parents figure out how to have it all too.

I’m delighted to have Sarah on my show today as she’ll teach you how to manage your time, conserve your energy; take time out to recharge and focus on you; AND achieve a happy balance between home and work.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/059

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Mar 17, 2017

The decisions we make shape our destiny.

Powerful statement, I know. But it’s true.

Whether good or bad, and whether you like it or not, the decisions you make have a massive influence over the way our life turns out.

But even knowing that, why do some people continue to make poor decisions day in, day out? Surely they just need a bit more self control.

Or do they?

This week on High Five Friday, Michelle Dawson explores why we make the decisions we do, and how we can get better outcomes without relying on self control.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/058

Go Conquer Motherhood!

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