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Sharing tools, sage advice and authenticity to help Mamas (and Papas) find their own version of peace. The podcast includes engaging interviews with everyday experts who share their story of finding peace with themselves and how that flowed positively into their work, relationships, home, and more.…

Lindsay Ambrose and Natalie Sager

    • May 23, 2019 LATEST EPISODE
    • infrequent NEW EPISODES
    • 27m AVG DURATION
    • 21 EPISODES

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    Katie Wilkie: How our words shape our reality and how we connect or disconnect in our relationships

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2019 39:07

    Having a positive relationship—whether it's with our child, partner, or client—comes down to how well we are listening and how well we are communicating. Katie Wilkie knows this all too well and fuels her passion for communication and interpersonal connection as the owner of Imagination Therapy LLC. We all want to know that we are being heard, that what we say matters, that we can really be ourselves, especially around the people we love most. Katie walks through a tool to help us actively listen to our children. It means we aren't always coming up with solutions for them— we are just really there listening, openly and nonjudgementally, allowing them to be heard. Katie shares her parenting perspective from the role as a stepmom and aunt. Regardless of our family situation, we have to work as a team with our partner. Going through hard things with our partner can even be sexy. It helps us really grow our relationship as long as we keep up the positive communication through it. Listening to ourself is important too—we have to take that time to check in with ourselves and process what we are going though in a way that works for us. Maybe it's defining our schedule and actually giving ourself permission to stop work, creating boundaries that we really stick to, or creating some time for journaling. We need to stay in communication with our own wants, needs, and feelings. Join us for this insightful conversation as we learn about how important our words are, what imagination therapy is and how it can help us shift to new perceptions, become unstuck and create lasting positive change in our relationships. It's important because our words have the power to shape our reality—and most importantly our relationships—and how we are either connecting and growing or disconnecting and staying stuck. About Katie Katie Wilkie, M.S., CCC-SLP/L, has a passion for communication and interpersonal connection. Her work relationships span infant communication to hospice care and her personal life is filled with close family relationships, regular traditions with three nephews under six, and her partner who is divorced with two young boys of his own. Her business, Imagination Therapy LLC, strives to develop the language of self-expression and other understanding regardless of ability or disability. The words we choose to describe ourselves, our needs, and the world around us have the power to shape our reality.  Connect with Katie Website: Email: Facebook:  

    Marion Rose, Ph.D: Be Compassionate with yourself and free from guilt and self-judgment

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2019 34:09

    Dr. Marion Rose says our true nature is lovingness and willingness—and she shares tools to help us connect to our loving inner nature so we may help our children stay connected to their compassionate and cooperative selves too. We discuss how you can be more compassionate, follow the callings of your soul, and be the more aware parent that your children desire for you to be. She shares about the Aware Parenting Model that helps parents help their children stay connected to who they really are—their true nature that is love and their natural desire to be cooperative, aware, compassionate, creative, calm, and present in their bodies. The more children's feelings are heard, the less likely they are to hold on to feelings and suppress, which causes them to disconnect from their own loving presence and act out. Wherever we are now is perfect and we've done the very best we could. With that inner connection and compassion, we too are present in our bodies and show up in a way that our children know that their feelings are being heard. The more they feel heard, seen, and accepted as they are, the less they suppress, which keeps them connected to their loving, creative, and calm self. She shares a wonderful tool for connecting to your own Inner Loving Mother and so much more in this heartfelt, inspiring conversation that you don't want to miss. Enjoy! About Dr. Marion Dr. Marion Rose (B.Sc. Ph.D. Dip.Couns. Dip.Psych. FPCF FPCC) has a 30 year history in developmental psychology and psychospiritual psychotherapy, with a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. She has been a University Research Fellow in infant development and she taught The Therapeutic Relationship to M.A. students. She's been supporting mothers with pregnancy, birth and parenting since 2001, and she's been an Aware Parenting Instructor since 2005. She has a 16 year old daughter and an 11 year old son. She loves to help mothers connect with their own Inner Loving Mother so that you can be the compassionate mother you know you can be, and the unique being that you really are free to follow the callings of your soul. She has many free and paid online courses for mothers – on parenting, psychospiritual development, and entrepreneurship Connect With Dr. Marion Marion Rose B.Sc. Ph.D. Dip.Couns. Dip.Psych. FPCF FPCC Level Two Aware Parenting Instructor  

    Dr. Tina Bozicnik: Living, teaching and practicing through authenticity

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2019 40:03

    Imagine living from a place of truth and authenticity free from the inner voice of the critic, where you flow and know you are living your purpose. Dr. Tina Bozicnik is doing just that, a pediatrician and a mom of a 3-year old daughter whose aliveness and truth radiates from her. As a pediatrician, she accepts herself fully knowing we are imperfectly perfect humans and this sense of calm and purpose resonates deeply with the children she works with. She believes in holistic and integrative approach when it comes to treatment of her little patients that is in tune with children’s playful nature. She motivates and encourages parents to become positive, conscious role models for their children, by living their unlimited potential and being authentic. We know the way we show up as humans matters, especially when we are parents, because as Pam Leo said “However we treat the child, the child will treat the world.” Tina shares tools for how we can be more conscious, present, and connected and treat our children how they want to be treated. Listen and be inspired to a new way of living, one of truth, acceptance, and presence, so you feel good about yourself as a person and a parent.

    Stephanie Sikora : Organizing Your Space and Saving You Sanity and your Marriage

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2019 31:13

    Like many moms, Stephanie Sikora felt like she was always just trying to keep up with the chaos of her home and life. Over time, the never-ending running in circles to manage the piles of kids’ shoes, toys, and clothes got to her—and her family. When her daughter said, “Mommy, you never sit and play with me,” a light bulb came on. Stephanie was always so preoccupied picking up and doing what needed to be done each day, she never got around to living and being present for the moments that mattered the most. Motivated by her toddler’s honesty, she immersed herself in creating a life that was simpler and didn’t leave her exhausted at the end of each day. Owner of Life Made Simple LLC, Stephanie turn chaos into calm by offering compassionate organizing solutions and systems for clients’ homes, businesses, and lives. In her book, Simplified: A Real-Life Guide to Organizing Your Space and Saving Your Sanity, Stephanie shares her 15 years of experience and company’s trade secrets for the very first time, such as: ● How to decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away (without crying into a bottle of wine) ● How to simplify routines in your home and life, from getting everyone out the door to getting a decent meal on the table and everything in between (even if you claim to be the least organized person around) ● How to create super-simple systems to keep your home and life running smoothly (that even your spouse and kids can follow) More than just tips on downsizing, simplified. presents a proven system to clear your space, clear your head, and reclaim a life you actually live.

    Nikki Oden: Not Being Afraid to Start Over, Building Resilience

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2019 33:22

    Nikki Oden  is a blogger, speaker and author whose message is centered on resilience.   After ending a marriage that wasn’t working and leaving a career in law that she found unfulfilling, Nikki is now authoring her own destiny by creating a lifestyle she had only dreamed of before.   Through her blog, Living the Phoenix Diaries, Nikki empowers women to crush their most audacious goals and live their dreams, while always keeping their faith and their families first. She enriches women’s lives by helping them unleash their true beauty and potential. Nikki is also a mother, an avid tennis player and an aspiring sommelier.  She is a graduate of Florida State University and Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law.  She currently resides in Boynton Beach with her husband and two young children.

    Nicole Winningham: Bridging the Connection between your child's development and health for parents and becoming boss of your birthing experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2019 38:03

    Nicole Winningham, M.Ed. is the proud mother of two and wife of a firefighter. She works as an Infant and Toddler Developmental Specialist and Holistic Nutritionist. Her passion lies in coaching parents to feel empowered and confident to lead their child's learning and support team. Nicole became interested in the connection between health and development through her own children's journeys of health recovery. Through her work, she could see how many other families were seeking support to bridge their child's health and development needs which led Nicole to become a certified Holistic Nutritionist. She enjoys helping families connect the dots to yield big successes. Nicole shares with us her personal experience with a “colicky” sleep deprived and challenging infant. Her story reminds us that we have the power to make choices beyond what appears to be in front of us. When we open ourselves up to the idea that we can think outside the box and therefore find solutions outside of our perceived problems we can rise above and truly act as the expert on our own children. She has created an incredibly valuable course called “Birth Boss” which she also explains with love, passion and commitment.

    Sheryl Stoller: ABCs of Conscious Parenting and Extending Compassion to Ourselves and Our Children

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2019 32:46

    Awareness, Body & Compassion are the three primary areas of focus in connecting to yourself through conscious parenting. The first step is to become aware of your feelings, environment, circumstances and conditions around you. Once you have an awareness, next step is to sit and be with your emotions. For example: notice your heart racing, palms sweating, etc. This is the body component. You can use your senses in a sensory activity like holding cold ice, running hands under cold water, cross midline movement like a side body stretch or holding arms in front of you and crossing one arm over the other. This helps to activate both sides of the brain and make choices with your whole brain instead of in a reactionary state. And, the third step is compassion. Often easier to have compassion for others, Sheryl reminds us how important it is to have self-compassion. Talk kindly to yourself, saying “thank you, it’s understandable, I'm here for you, sweetie. What do you need?” Sheryl goes into beautiful detail about how to incorporate the ABC’s into conscious parenting as well as how we can extend compassion to ourselves and our children so we step into the position of Mamahood with peace and love.

    Jackie Nepola: Keeping Your Family's Hair Pest free + Being Your Authentic, Courageous, & Vulnerable Self

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2019 33:12

    Jackie Nepola is the former CEO of South Florida’s premier, award-winning beauty academy Kaizen Beauty Academy and is the creator of KLEEN HAIR. Throughout her many years working in the beauty industry, she has seen the struggles, negativity and shame that families have endured while dealing with lice. She created KLEEN HAIR to provide value and awareness to help keep families pest free. You'll love this conversation as we learn about her mission with KleenHair, the benefits of being a proactive Mama, a savvy businesswoman, and an entrepreneur in 2019. We get into the journey behind the manifestation, the daily meditation practice (even if it is 20 minutes in a closet while at work) and the idea that when your purpose has passion then anything is possible!

    Velvet Chong: Registered Nurse turned Energy Healer

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2019 31:35

    Velvet has an impressive list of qualifications and experience in both the medically minded and alternative medicine fields. From nursing school to being trained by nuns with Healing Touch therapy she has been exposed to various ideologies. She is authentic, honest and full of love as she shares with us her passion for helping to heal the body naturally and organically. We chat about the differences in schools of thought, the magic that is within each of us, the value of conscious living and honoring our own internal guidance system. Our interview with Velvet was enlightening and exciting. When we open our minds and hearts to infinite possibilities and ways of healing we see a whole new world. She reminds us that everything is energy and as energetic beings there is no beginning or ending, just transformation and evolvement.  

    Zeresh Altork: What is a doula + How to Ground, Center, and Reconnect and Step into our Power as Mothers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2019 34:45

    As a certified doula, mental and emotional health counselor and advocate for women’s empowerment, Zeresh educates on the role of a doula and how we can best be supported, how to clarify our intentions and desires at every stage, and how we can step into our power and unearth the confidence within to show up in our lives for ourselves and our children. Zeresh grew up in Spain and spent a lot of time practicing there as an adult, you'll love her perspective on birthing in different cultures and how we can take some of both to have the motherhood experience that is right for us - knowing it is different for every person, every pregnancy, and every baby. 

    Abundance Moment 04: Affirmations to be a more peaceful mama

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2019 5:03

    Affirmations are anything that we repeatedly say to ourselves out loud or in our thoughts. If what we’re repeatedly saying isn’t serving us, we need to change that. Writing affirmations and practicing saying them is one great way to begin changing the way we think and feel. Use these affirmations to affirm the peaceful mama that you are - at your core.  It's within all of us - sometimes we just have to remind ourselves as our children challenge us to practice our patience, and choosing love, and finding that inner peace no matter what is happening around us. Peace begins within.

    Hillary Pilotto: Psych yourself up by connecting to your psyche + Recognizing Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2019 35:07

    Learn how to better understand yourself, what you need, and how to get it in our engaging and informative interview with Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Hillary Pilotto. She shares lot about postpartum depression and anxiety and how it often can hit much later than right after baby arrives and how people who care for you can help you identify the signs and get help. So informative and down to earth, you’ll love this heart-centered conversation with practical ideas to find better balance wherever you are on your motherhood journey.

    Dr. Ian Shtulman: Align your spine and find your center - a peaceful papa’s take on parenting and life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2019 28:07

    Dr. Ian’s shares about the importance of caring for your physical body to lower stress, prevent dis-ease, and create wellness and alignment in body, mind, and spirit. His own life changed when he shifted from a “doing” mindset to one of “being.” It wasn’t until he started being present and practicing that each day that he experienced that true flow and fulfillment marriage and family life that we all desire.

    Tonya Rineer: Outsmarting your Inner Mean Girl and Making a Mindset Shift

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2019 29:27

    Outsmarting your inner mean girl and stepping into your potential is something we are all made for. Tonya Rineer shares practical, science-backed tools to help you do it. Overcoming her own traumas, she learned how to grow from adversity and become more than she even gave herself credit for. From authoring books, to coaching, speaking and motivating she is full of life, love, honesty and grace. Throughout the interview, you will fall in love with her joie de vivre, her tenacity and her passion for helping people tap into their power. She also shares a breathing exercise to help ground and center you when you are feeling overwhelm, anxiety or fear. About Tonya: Tonya Rineer is the energy behind the Profit Party! She is an innovative Money Mindset Maven who helps women entrepreneurs revolutionize the way women think and feel about money. Whether she is speaking, training or coaching, her high-vibe, action-oriented style gives women the tools they need to grow their business, make the money they desire and feel like a rockstar every step of the way. Learn more about Tonya at and join the party in her free Facebook group:

    Julie Reisler - Getting a PhD in YOU

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2019 31:42

    How to love, honor and accept ourselves as humans, women, mamas, wives, entrepreneurs, and more! During our interview with Julie, we dive into the importance of self-care and self-love. Discussing the importance of honoring ourselves first so we can show up for our families in a powerfully connected and authentic way. As a mompreneur, author, dedicated Life Design Coach, motivational speaker and overall bad@ss, you will fall in love with Julie’s genuine intention to help inspire and empower mamas. About Julie: Julie Reisler is a Mama of two, life design® coach, author, and motivational speaker. She helps women get clear on who they really are, what they really want, and how they envision their best life, so that they can take the important steps to making it their new reality. She believes that we all have the power to mindfully and intentionally design our dream lives, and she is here to show us how. Julie is also one of our Affirmation Angels in our book, Peaceful Mama, The Mind, Body & Baby Connection.

    Kathleen Haden: Sound advice from a pioneer in Sound Therapy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2019 28:36

    When life takes you in one direction you can consciously choose to embrace what is in front of you or mindfully move in another. Either way, you are guided, loved and supported. Throughout Kathleen’s career in health and wellness, parenting, and sound therapy she has learned how to go with the flow of life and always remembers to live in the moment. Kathleen shares her personal experiences raising two children on her own, working full time, exploring life and trusting her inner wisdom. Kathleen is an advocate for holistic health and wellness knowing the body has incredible self-healing properties. After years of personal work and experience, research and development she has fully embraced the powers of sound healing. From pregnancy to postpartum, infants to elders and everything in between, Kathleen and Good Vibrations Music Co help you find your version of peace!   About Kathleen Haden: Kathleen has dedicated over 25 years to the Health & Wellness industry owning Wellness Centers for over 20 years. Kathleen is a Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer, Master Pilates Teacher, Hatha and Yin Yoga teacher, Aquatic Specialist, Sound Therapist and Massage Therapist. Kathleen has a BS in Kinesiology and Bio-Mechanics/Dance, and a MBA. Kathleen is also an energy healer working on restoring mind, body, and spirit integration. Kathleen is innovative and creative in her clients’ programming.Kathleen and her husband John Anthony started Good Vibrations Music Co. creating Frequency Infused Music™ for their aquatic program, the company has grown and has one of the largest library of Frequency Infused Music™ for Supporting and Balancing life’s conditions. Kathleen is also one of the experts in our book sharing her wisdom as a Movement guru amongst many other talents.

    Lindsay McCarthy: Intentionality and Mindfulness in Marriage and Family Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2019 30:18

    Lindsay is a wife and homeschool mom of two kids. She is the co-author of The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families ahlong with the lively Facebook Community of the same name and creator of She shares tips for how to prioritize time for the important things, keep the spark alive in your marriage, and how to set a vision and goals together as a family and work together to fulfill it. Hear how they are making their mornings more meaningful with their adaption of Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning for families with CHARMS, which brings Creativity, Health, Affirmations, Reading, Meditation, and Service to her children every morning. The start of a New Year is a perfect time to try out some of the tools Lindsay shares that can help you shift your mindset and become more intentional, mindful, and purposeful in your work, marriage, and family life. About Lindsay Lindsay McCarthy is a wife and homeschool mom of two kids. She is the co-author of The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families and creator of where she blogs. She grew up in Pennsylvania and now splits time between there and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She enjoys writing, gardening, and playing field hockey. Lindsay loves to travel and one of her favorite trips was her honeymoon to Curacao and Bonaire where she and her husband became certified scuba divers. Book: Blog: Facebook Community:

    Affirmation Moment 03- Peace Begins With Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2018 4:58

    Listen to this walking meditation to help you move away from a place of overwhelm or any negative feeling you have. This helps you become aware and find your own version of peace with a simple practice that you can take with you anywhere.

    Mindfulness Moment 02: Meditation for Stillness and Calm

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2018 6:22

    Listen to this meditation to be guided into a place of inner peace and return to stillness and calm. Mindfulness is slowing down, being present, returning to our body and soul with nonjudgmental awareness and acceptance. See how MAMAHH Moments—Mindfulness, Affirmation, Movement, Abundance, Health, and Heart—can spring you into a more wholehearted, connected, peaceful and SOULFUL way of being. Peaceful Mama Moments give you the framework to let go of the overwhelm, guilt, and comparison and find your inner peace and fulfillment in motherhood and life.

    Movement Moment 01: Recenter with 5 Min of Yoga

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2018 4:53

    Go through this wonderful yoga sequence when you need to recenter and reconnect. It only takes a moment to return to your inner peace. Allow this 5-minute yoga sequence be that moment for you. See how MAMAHH Moments—Mindfulness, Affirmation, Movement, Abundance, Health, and Heart—can spring you into a more wholehearted, connected, peaceful and SOULFUL way of being. Peaceful Mama Moments give you the framework to let go of the overwhelm, guilt, and comparison and find your inner peace and fulfillment in motherhood and life.

    Skye Dyer: Trusting our own voice

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2018 25:50

    In our raw and heart-centered conversation with Skye Dyer, singer and daughter of Wayne Dyer, we discuss nonjudgmental parenting, accepting our children wholeheartedly, and unearthing new role as wife and mama without losing ourself. You'll love hearing from Skye about her experience of becoming a mama, what it was like growing up with and working with her father Wayne Dyer, how to parent without judgement, and not losing yourself when you evolve into the wife and mama role. She shares how being in flow state as a mom is like being on stage - it calls for presence, love instead of fear, and really being in the moment and there is nothing like it when we're are really in that space.

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