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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

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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 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 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 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

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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

Mar 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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

Mar 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Feb 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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

Feb 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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

Feb 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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Jan 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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

Jan 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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

Jan 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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

Dec 11, 2017
Modern motherhood is relentless says mum of two boys, Anya Hayes. Mums are expected to be all things to all people and hold it together without the wheels falling off. But it can be hard to remain peaceful and balanced when your kids sit on your lap while you’re on the loo.
 
Anya is a health and wellbeing writer and editor, and founder of Mothers’ Wellness Toolkit. She's a Pilates teacher who specialises in pregnancy and postnatal and her 4th book, The SuperMum Myth has recently been launched.

Today Anya will empower you to stop feeling like a ‘rubbish mum’, by breaking down the unrealistic expectation of what it means to be a perfect mum. We address some of the big 'Mum Gremlins' like guilt, anxiety and self sabotage and talk about solutions to uproot negative emotions and thought patterns for good.

Anya knows that the best mum is the good-enough mum and teaches you to embrace your wonderful imperfection, so you'll start to see yourself in a kinder light.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/102

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

Dec 4, 2017
When Sara Campin's daughter and son - now 5 and 2 - came along, Sara fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a mum. But although she’s incredibly grateful for this wonderful gift and loves her kids with so much intensity it hurts, the realities of parenting fell well short of her built up expectations, leaving her with feelings of disappointment and failure.

London-based Sara handled the high-stress corporate environment successfully, but motherhood proved to be rather more challenging. She suffered post natal anxiety and depression with both her children and still often feels like she's struggling to hold it all together. I can relate to that.

At the beginning of this year, she took time out of her fast-paced career to pause and consider her core values. She subsequently made the difficult decision to step off of the corporate ladder, to spend more time with her kids and follow her true passions. She retrained as a life and change coach and founded Keeping Mum Mighty where she helps mums increase their positive well-being and find greater joy in parenthood. She’s particularly passionate about guiding mums through the difficult transition periods of motherhood.

In today's honest and open conversation about the difficult side of motherhood, Sara shares her 5 greatest challenges in adapting from a sparkling career to motherhood. She has practical solutions for helping resolve the key issues that many mothers face,and by learning to love and nourish herself, whilst embracing and adapting to a completely different lifestyle, Sara's been able to find greater balance, harmony and happiness in her motherhood journey.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/101

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Nov 27, 2017

Woo Hoo. I can hardly believe it. I've reached my 100th episode. It's been challenging, intellectually demanding and stressful at times, but also stimulating, fulfilling and rewarding.

But before I tell you what's in store with this episode, I want to say a huge thank you to my amazing team of mums who busily work behind the scenes to bring you the podcast each week. You know who you are and I owe so much to you. Thank you. And of course, I need to thank you, my wonderfully devoted listener. Yes you. Thank you so much for supporting me by tuning in to the show.

So, on to today's episode. I wanted to bring you something a little different for episode number 100, so I have a very special guest lined up. It's .... wait for it ..... ME!

Yes, that's right. The tables have been turned and Naomi Light (one of my mum volunteers) is grabbing the mic and asking the questions. Just for fun, we agreed not to do any preparations ahead of the interview so all of her questions came at me cold. And boy, does Naomi know how to dig beneath the surface to get me to reveal the inner workings of my mind. In fact, I'm a bit worried she might steal my job!

I'm not going to tell you any more, I'll just leave you to listen for yourself.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/100

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Nov 20, 2017

My home is noisy. When my four kids burst through the door after school, it's loud. The chatter, the excitement, the bickering. Everyone's talking over everyone else and I can barely hear myself think.

But as much as I sometimes wish they had a mute button, what happens when the noise is no longer there? What happens when they're all grown up and leave home?

Jodi Silverman is an empty nester. Her daughter and son who are 22 and 19 have gone off to find their way in the world leaving her and her husband at home with their dog. But, although you grieve the loss, life-coach Jodi says that the world doesn't have to stop there. In fact, this is an opportunity for a new beginning.

With that teaching in mind, Jodi set up Moms Who Dare®, a community for mums with kids in high school and beyond looking to connect, share and thrive through having, or preparing for, an empty nest.

Whether you're an empty nester or not, this episode is a must listen because a lot of her advice rings true whatever stage of motherhood you're at. If nothing else, it's a great reminder to savour as much as you can in spite of the tantrums and tiredness, because one day the intense early years will be gone forever.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/099

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Nov 13, 2017

Mentally strong mums know that, by avoiding negative behaviours such as begrudging other people's success or dwelling on bad experiences, you'll be better equipped to overcome life's difficulties and become the best mum possible.

Amy Morin knows this more than most. Amy is a psychotherapist and foster parent who, amongst other life tragedies, became a widow at 23. Although her early adult life looked bleak, she knew she had to take everything she knew academically about mental strength and apply it to her own personal situation. Easier said than done.

But, rather than wallow in her own 'pity party', Amy scrapped up the pieces and went on the write the international bestseller, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do and deliver a TED talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, which has been viewed more than 5 million times.

Today we delve deeply into Amy's recently launched second book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do. We pull apart some of the issues in the book like why you should stop putting your child at the centre of your universe, the importance of eradicating mum-guilt, and why understanding your values is critical to your parenting. You'll learn that by making the often tough choices, you'll help your child build mental muscle and develop into a healthy, strong adult.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/098

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Nov 6, 2017

Mum life is a rush.  Rushing to do the drop off so you can get to work on time. Rushing to get the children's dinner on the table before the hunger-monster rears its ugly head. Rushing to grab some groceries before your time without the kids is up. Rush. Rush. Rush.

But what if you could change gear and slow down a little?

That's what Brisbane mum Rachelle Glendon did two years ago when her son Max was born.

Realizing that she'd spent her life using activity and busyness to curb the emotional pain of a difficult childhood, Rachelle wanted to change the status quo.

Emerging from a painful period of loneliness in the time after her son was born, Rachelle knew she needed to change her priorities. She confronted her emotions head on and fought the stigma of being seen as lazy or boring and chose life in the slow lane. And she lives a far more rewarding and fulfilled life because of it.

Rachelle now helps other mums to slow down and shares her story, alongside hints and tips on how to live a slower life, has a video blog on YouTube and through her website Glendon Family Diaries.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/097

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Oct 30, 2017

When I hear the words Occupational Therapist, I think of someone who helps you recover from injury through a rehabilitation program. It never occurred to me that they could help mums in any other way. But I learned that because Occupational Therapists specialise in seeing the human body as a “whole”, they can help you achieve optimal health and wellbeing which allows you to live your best life.

Mum of two, Sarah Hausler is the owner of Bloom Wellbeing and has been an Occupational Therapist for 16 years in Adelaide, Australia. Through her work, and in her personal life, Sarah's seen first hand the impact that pregnancy, childbirth and parenting has on the emotional and physical wellbeing of mums. Since becoming a mum herself, she now focuses on helping mothers to participate in meaningful activities to support a holistic approach to wellness.

In this episode we delve deeper into how Occupational Therapy can support mums. We discuss a whole range of issues including the emotional impact of sleep deprivation, and what to do when you experience a change in life priorities. We also talk about difficult topics like how to recover emotionally following a distressing or traumatic childbirth experience and the challenges of raising a child with an illness or developmental disorder.

This was an eye-opening conversation for me which has broadened my knowledge of the world of Occupational Therapy.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/096

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Oct 23, 2017

Being mindful in your day-to-day life as a busy mum can be tricky. You understand, abstractly, how beneficial it is, but taking that final step to put it into action can be a struggle. I get it. I find it incredibly difficult amongst the noise of our home, the busyness of getting through each day, and the wall to wall chores than never subside, to find space to be mindful.

That's why I enjoyed my conversation with mindfulness teacher Michelle Gale, the author of the brand new book, “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World” and host of a podcast of the same name. Why? Because Michelle brings mindfulness right into your own kitchen while hurriedly serving up dinner and shouting through the house that you'll be there to wipe his bottom just as soon as you've saved the sausages from burning.

Michelle brings the message that life is messy. But it's right in the midst of this messiness that you'll find your greatest potential for growth and transformation. In a practical and down-to-earth way, Michelle teaches you that the act of parenting really begins with parenting yourselves by being in tune with what is happening, right here, right now.

Today Michelle will help you through the rough spots so you'll react less, connect more and feel at ease, so you can wholeheartedly embrace your messy life.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/095

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Oct 16, 2017
Having a teenager in the house can be a challenge to say the least. It's so frustrating watching your teen make poor choices and roll their eyes at your suggestions. The battles to get them to make better choices get constantly ignored, disrupts the balance of your home and jeopardises your relationship with your child.
 
 
Enter Claire Ketchum. She has two teenagers of her own and has devoted most of her life to living and working with teens. Through her work, Claire knows that teens are far more likely to listen to a teacher, coach or friend, rather than their parent. Therefore, Claire bridges that gap in her work as a Stress Less Coach for Teens and her vast experience has given her a deep understanding of how to motivate teens.

In this episode, Claire will show you how she helps teens see and value their strengths and to be open to support in areas where they struggle. You'll find out how she gets them out of the chronic stress loop for good, so they can create healthy habits, manage expectations better, experience more success and remain happy and healthy in school and beyond.

By following her strategies, you'll discover a way to encourage your teen to create health habits in a way that makes your teen feel supported rather than judged. This will help you have a more harmonious home and get your relationship with your teen back on the right path.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/094

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Oct 9, 2017

Your hopes, dreams and priorities change once you have children. Your career, that once offered personal validation before becoming a mum, no longer cuts it now children are on the scene. So how do you figure out exactly what you want from life, and more importantly, how can you make it a reality?

Actor, writer, speaker and coach, Nicky Raby will help you do just that with some careful planning and down-to-earth advice. In this episode, Nicky talks about how life has changed since having her 21 month old son, and how she juggles the unpredictable world of acting around motherhood.

It’s clear that Nicky's grabbing life by the horns, and as a professional coach she helps other mums navigate similar changes. While it’s great that there are loads of self-development options available, Nicky takes the practical view that you can’t meditate for half a day and send off a couple of emails. Instead, she offers practical advice and suggestions to help you to find your own space, on your own terms.

Today Nicky will open you up to the possibility of  'and' rather than being closed off by 'but'. It shouldn’t be ‘successful but single’, and it shouldn’t be ‘creative but poor’. You can have both ‘creative and successful’. And it's OK to blend together your multiple passions to create a career and life that works for you. Why let yourself be limited by the expectations of others when you can fly, just like Nicky.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/093

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