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Sep 29, 2016

I should say yes.

My children are begging me to say yes.

My friend thinks I should say yes.

My head says I should say yes.

Logically, I should say yes.

Rationally, I should say yes.

That’s it. I’ll say yes.

But it doesn’t feel right.

My gut says no.

I’m not sure why it says no.

But it does.

So, what is my answer?

The answer is no.

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about following your intuition and why it’s wise to following your hunch to say no, even when everyone else thinks you should say yes.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/016

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Sep 26, 2016

True teams are made when you put aside individual wants for collective good.

That quote certainly sums up my Mum-to-mum Monday guests today.

And yes, I did say guests. Because both members of an incredible husband-wife team are with me today, which also means we have our very first SuperDad on the show.

SuperMum, Angie-Newby Stubbs and her husband Ian Hunt have been together for 14 years and have two adorable daughters aged 8 and 2.

Angie and Ian both work in the construction industry. Angie as a designer, and Ian an architectural designer.

This time last year, Angie and Ian agreed to make a radical role change when Angie returned to work full time and became the family breadwinner and Ian took on the role of caring for their children and managing the home.

Listen in to find out why they made this decision, the effects it’s had on them as a couple and a family, and how things are working out one year on.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/015

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Sep 23, 2016

As mums, miscarriage has probably touched our lives in some way.

One in four women suffer miscarriage, probably more. So if you haven’t experienced miscarriage yourself, chances are, you have a friend or relation that has.

I’ve had two miscarriages, both at opposite ends of the pain and suffering scale. The first was horrific, and the second, much less so. These words ring so true.

“I fell in love with you in my womb. Now I carry you in my heart instead of my arms”

I write through bleary eyes, even though it happened eight years ago.

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about our experiences of miscarriage which we hope will help you, or someone you know, through it.

You’ll always wonder who your baby would have been, but my sincere hope is that this will support you in your healing.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/014

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Sep 19, 2016

If you’re a regular listener of The Friday Café, you might just recognise today’s guest on Mum-to-Mum Monday.

Earlier this year, SuperMum, Michelle Dawson and her husband Nick attended ‘Unleash the Power Within’ in London, a four day conference hosted by Tony Robbins, the incredible American motivational speaker and self-development author.

Tony and his team tour all four corners of the globe each year with the event, and bring about huge life changes to the thousands of guests that attend his conferences.

And if you haven’t heard of ‘Unleash the Power Within’, you’ll certainly have heard about his famous Firewalk, where attendees walk barefoot over white hot coals. It’s a symbolic experience that proves if you can make it through the fire, you can make it through anything.

Well, Michelle and her husband Nick, who had two boys aged 4 and 2 at the time went along in April this year when Michelle was 5 months pregnant with Rafferty who was born last month in August.

Like so many others, the experience changed their lives dramatically, and Michelle is here today to share her incredible story.

And so impressed was I by Michelle in her interview, and her attitude to her life as a mother, I invited her to co-host The Friday Café each week. I love that this episode will give you an opportunity to get to know her a bit better.

Listen now to find out whether Michelle did the Firewalk literally whilst barefoot and pregnant.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/013

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Sep 16, 2016

Do you wake up in the morning with good intentions?

Today’s the day that I’m going to start running.

Today’s the day that I’m going to get my paperwork in order.

Today’s the day that I’m going to cut out chocolate.

But come the evening, you’re completely shattered, the kids are driving you crazy, and low and behold, none of it has been done, despite your good intentions.

And you feel like you’ve failed yourself again.

The good news is, the only thing that stands between you and your goals is willpower.

It’s not that some people have it and some people don’t.

No.

We all have willpower. And it’s a skill you can develop.

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about willpower and the determination to succeed.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/012

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Sep 12, 2016

Today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday is all about fulfilling your goals and ambitions – the key word being fulfilling. That’s right, we take those dreams right out of your head and make them come alive.

My guest today is SuperMum, Victoria Kate. Vicky and her 9 year old son Finley live just a stone’s throw from the beautiful beach in Bournemouth, on the south coast of England.

Vicky is living proof that our dreams really can come true as she follows her life long passion to work for herself as a Life Coach whilst looking out from her desk to the sea. And after 24 years of having the dream of being an author in her head, she is finially writing the book that she’s always wanted.

Today, Vicky will ‘give your heart eyes’, as she so eloquantly puts it. One of the foundation stones to this is learning to understand what your goals really are and making them your own.

Not what your family, or your partner or society think your goals should be. Just you.

This way, when you attain them, you’ll finally be truely fufilled, rather than left cold and wanting the next big thing.

Through the use of positive thinking and visual images Vicky will step us through the process of how to be successful in achieving everything our heart desires, and not be restricted by limiting beliefs.

Using the metaphore of a lighthouse, Vicky will teach us how, as a mother, it’s important to keep our own light shining strong and bright so we can light the way for our children rather than casting dark shadows behind us and letting them find their own way.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/011

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Sep 8, 2016

Be grateful.

Say thank you.

We say it to our children all the time.

But are we practicing what we preach?

There is so much sunshine in our life, so much to be grateful for.

But we get so busy, we often don’t notice.

When things go wrong it’s easy to notice. The frustrations. The annoyances. The tiredness.

But finding things to be grateful for takes skill, and a change in mindset.

Helen Keller kept her face to the sunshine despite not being able to see or hear.

Can you do the same?

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about how you can keep your face in the sunshine by practicing gratitude.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/010

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Sep 5, 2016

Today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday is all about putting the sparkle back into your marriage.

When you first met your partner, life was so much fun. So carefree. So spontaneous. You could jump in the car and catch a movie at a moment’s notice. You could go out for dinner on a whim. You could stay up late, drink too much wine and not have to worry about getting up early in the morning.

You love your husband, but since your kids arrived and life got busy, your marriage isn’t as much fun as it used to be.

That’s why I invited SuperMum Shawn Fink onto my show. Shawn is mum to 10 year old twin girls, a family wellness coach for mothers around the world, the author of ‘The Playful Family’ and ‘The Abundant Mama’s guide to Savoring Slow’ and the founder of The Abundant Mother Project which inspires mothers to find their happy place so they can raise happy, thriving children in a peaceful home environment.

From her own personal experinece, Shawn realises how hard it is to maintain a marriage while raising kids and keeping a home running day after day. You can feel isolated and alone because between all the to-dos and deadlines and the children’s needs and phases there really isn’t much time left at the end of each day for anything, let alone your relationship.

But Shawn teaches us that with a change in our mindset, a shift in our interpersonal habits and by looking at our communication we can gain a deeper understanding of each other and have a marriage that thrives. A happy marriage filled with joy, fun, connection and teamwork.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/009

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Sep 1, 2016

If not now, when?

Someday. Later. Not yet. One day. Soon.

There’s always tomorrow.

But why not NOW?

It might be boring.
You might not feel like it.
You may not know how.

Overcome it, then take that critical first step.

It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Don’t let yourself feel overwhelmed.
And remember, you only fail if you don’t try.

Attack it, SuperMum. Then bask in the reward of achievement.

In this week’s episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about procrastination.

Listen to it NOW. Not tomorrow. Not next week. NOW.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at www.Lisa-York.com/008

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