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Episode #21: My pregnancy journey in mind, body and soul

Episode #21: My pregnancy journey in mind, body and soul

Posted February 20, 2018

Episode #21: My pregnancy journey in mind-body-soul I decided it was time to share some detail on my current pregnancy and what has been unfolding for me soulfully and spiritually. As well as what I’ve been doing to support my body and detox my mind through such a huge transformation. I go into detail about what I’ve been eating, supplementing, how I’ve been moving, what I’m personally working on and experiencing. This is simply just to shine a light on the pregnancy journey and honour the process to hopefully give you some insight and support too. In this episode I cover: What I am doing to support my mind, body and soul during this pregnancy (and last!) The truth about pregnancy – let’s get real! My personal philosophy when it comes to pregnancy Honouring the challenges Why I disconnect from social media during early pregnancy Why it’s OK to feel resentment or unhappiness whilst being pregnant The ongoing lesson of surrender during pregnancy A look at nutrition, movement, supplements Why I believe it’s crazy not to supplement! Intuitive and compassionate movement versus rigid and structured exercise How this is different from my first pregnancy The energy I feel during pregnancy My experience with low iron The way I am moving my body and the challenges I’ve faced with exercising Birth Planning and preparation What I’ve been personally working on when it comes to mindset and post-birth Why you need to work on cleansing and releasing limiting beliefs, blocks, expectations and negative thought patterns My new Mama Coaching Program to help you do the work to be the mama you want to be (see below for more information!) How I didn’t plan this pregnancy but what it’s brought me The deep soul work that has been unfolding The space of transition I am in Pregnancy intuition and the channel that opens up How your baby and pregnancy is integral to your soul journey + deliverance of your inner truth Listen to the episode Show notes: My resources + offerings Get my ebook: The Bump – Pregnancy Wellness eGuide Listen to my podcast episode on Navigating Transitions with Rachel Macdonald Om Mama Love – Online  meditation, mindfulness and self-love membership for mamas  Information on my Coaching Mama Program – Birthing The Mama You Desire To Be Birth support/information Lauren Falconer/Spirit Birth Sarah Buckley Ina May Gaskin Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Feel free to comment and share below – has this episode supported you (during or as you plan a pregnancy?) P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Love + light, Claire x Read more

Episode #17: Blending Business and Baby with Lorraine Murphy

Episode #17: Blending Business and Baby with Lorraine Murphy

Posted January 30, 2018

Episode #17: Blending Business and Baby with Lorraine Murphy Many moons ago back in my ‘old’ life when I used to work in PR, Lorraine Murphy joined our team as our new Account Director. I worked very closely with her and was struck by her ability to get shit done. Fast forward a few years – I was now a Life + Wellness Coach and Lorraine had just started The Remarkables Group. Lorraine came to me for some support and guidance and she undertook a 6 month coaching program. It was during this time that I was blessed to witness Lorraine’s insane drive, focus, creativity, willingness and motivation. She was carving our a whole new territory in the influence strategy industry. And her new business was keeping her on her toes – we worked through strategies to help her find peace, balance, presence and calm amongst the chaos of new business land. Now, Lorraine, who recently became a mama to little Lexi is considered one of the most dynamic and remarkable entrepreneurs. And I was so fascinated to learn how Lorraine was blending her first baby (her business!) with her new little lady, Lexi. Our conversation is honest, full of insights and tips and simply refreshing. Much like Lorraine! There are plenty of swear words and sworn truths about life as a mama and a business owner but SO many juicy take-aways for you to implement or even just chew on if you too are trying to blend (not juggle!) your business and baby. Official BIO Lorraine Murphy is the Founder of The Remarkables Group – the first dedicated influencer strategy agency in Australia, which launched in May 2012. Starting in her spare bedroom, the business went on to secure over $1m in revenue in its first 12 months and is seen as a best practice case study in entrepreneurship.  Lorraine is a thoughtleader in entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, marketing and social media; having spoken to over 3,000 people on three national speaking tours with entrepreneur organisation The Entourage.  She has also spoken at industry events including Vivid Sydney, Business Chicks, Collective Hub, General Assembly, Mumbrella’s CommsCon, BeFest, IAA, Social Media Week and Problogger Training Event. Lorraine’s first book Remarkability was published by Hachette Australia in June 2016; and is an entertaining and practical account of the biggest lessons she has learned in her entrepreneurial and business journey.  The book went on to become a best-seller. Her second book, Get Remarkably Organised was released in January 2018. Lorraine was named one of BRW’s Five Young Entrepreneurs to Watch and one of Dynamic Business’s Young Guns.  She has featured frequently in media, including The Project, Sunrise, The Today Show, Sydney Morning Herald, Collective Hub, Marie Claire, Sky News, ABC News and The Australian. In this episode we cover: Lorraine’s journey – including the challenges – to become a mama. The biggest piece of advice when planning a business and getting pregnant. The lesson of acceptance and surrender around shifting plans. How the ‘unplanned’ has fed into business life What Lorraine did to plan for the unplanned. Handing over control for that which sets your soul on fire. How motherhood forces you to focus on what you love. Framing work positively for our children – creating joy around business. The choice to blend rather than juggle business and motherhood and what the difference is. The challenges with being present as a mama when you run a business. What ‘blending’ looks like as a mama and entrepreneur. How important positive self-talk and compassion is. Becoming your own mindset coach. Patience as compassion. The parallels of starting a business to new motherhood. Being conscious of where your time is spent Surrounding yourself with other working mums. Co-creating a work culture as a mama and business owner. Lorraine’s challenges and wins in life, business and motherhood. The importance of Sunday Night Planning.  The essential daily communication required. What your children are learning from your entrepreneurship. How to run your family like a business and your business like a family. Staying open, dropping expectations and communicating. How Lorraine looks after herself and blends her self care into business and baby. Conscious me-time as a mama and business owner. How Lorraine frees her mind, fuels her body and feeds her soul. How to get remarkably organised like Lorraine Murphy and her new book! Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Head here to get your hands on both of Lorraine’s books – particularly her new baby ‘Get Remarkably Organised’  (and other awesome tools from Lorraine!) Connect with Lorraine Web Instagram Facebook Twitter +++ And as always, if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats and we can keep spreading wellness far and wide. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #15: Learning how to say no + the power of your boundaries

Episode #15: Learning how to say no + the power of your boundaries

Posted January 16, 2018

Episode #15: Learning how to say no + the power of your boundaries I received this Q&A from Rebecca which I dive into and dissect, answer and comment on. Dear Claire,   I Would love to know your thoughts on/advice/opinions about how to say “no”. With every passing year, I find myself getting more and more frustrated about my inability to say no to things that I actually don’t want to do. I find myself agreeing to things before even thinking it over or even after thinking it over, say yes and completely regret it.   I have this urge to make people happy or to not offend or inconvenience anyone that asks for my assistance or time or presence. Sometimes I will even panic and make up an excuse that I think sounds like a “good enough” reason to say no to something. I always assume people will be upset with me for not wanting to do something they ask.   It’s something I really want to work on because what I used to write off as a good natured trait about myself is now becoming something much more complicated. I find that similarly, it can be hard for me to be upfront and honest with others even about things as simple as where I want to eat or what I feel like doing (in situations with friends). I’m always worried about offending or upsetting someone!!! Help!!!!! Rebecca In this episode I share: Why we struggle to say no Fear of conflict Fear of disappointing others What we lose by always saying YES Desire to be liked and loved How to start saying NO Powerful boundaries Strong solar plexus energy Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Feel free to comment and share below – does this reader question resonate with you? Are you learning to say NO or still struggling with it? P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode 14: Learning to open wide with Melissa Ambrosini

Episode 14: Learning to open wide with Melissa Ambrosini

Posted January 09, 2018

Episode #14: Learning to open wide with Melissa Ambrosini Relationships are at the very core of our human existence and soul journey. Without them what is there? Together, Mel and I explore what it means to Open Wide and how they feeds into relationships, of all forms. In this episode we cover: Mel’s mantra – open wide – and how she starts her day with it What her new book ‘Open Wide’ is about Relationships as our biggest assignments and how to become willing to see the lessons within Crystal Clear Communication Relationships that need space instead of attention. The words in our vocabulary that we need to let go of. The need to cultivate deep love for yourself – and how this is the first step. How your truth is different from someone else’s. Aligning to your soul partner by getting clear on your values and beliefs. Conscious sex practices versus junk food sex. Orgasmic Meditation How Mel frees her mind, fuels her body and feeds her soul. Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Get your hands on Melissa’s new book here. We also talk about OM – Orgasmic Meditation. Check them out here.  Connect with Melissa Instagram Facebook Twitter +++ And as always, if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats and we can keep spreading wellness far and wide. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #13 Manifestation Magic Guided Meditation

Episode #13 Manifestation Magic Guided Meditation

Posted January 01, 2018

Episode #13 Manifestation Magic Guided Meditation Episode thirteen is a delicious, magically meditation designed to help you manifest your intentions for the year ahead. 15 minutes of pure high vining visualisation. I highly recommend you do your ‘intention’ work first- setting your wishes/desires and goals for the year. Even doing a vision board first will help you dive deeper into this energetic process of manifesting Listen to episode #13 Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ For more of my meditations please visit my Meditation Shop where you can purchase my popular meditation albums or join Om Mama Love – my online membership site offering meditation, mindfulness and self-love for mamas. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #11: Guided Meditation – Slow Down and Steady

Episode #11: Guided Meditation – Slow Down and Steady

Posted December 19, 2017

Guided Meditation; Slow Down and Steady Episode eleven is a meditation that will help you unwind, slow down and press pause. Something that we are all craving as the year draws to a close, yet often feel so far from that delicious ‘slowness’ with the busy-ness of Christmas, New Year, School Holidays and wrapping up. A lovely, short 13 minute guided meditation – perfect for winding down at the end of the day. Listen to episode #11 Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ For more of my meditations please visit my Meditation Shop where you can purchase my popular meditation albums or join Om Mama Love – my online membership site offering meditation, mindfulness and self-love for mamas. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #9: An integrated journey to health and happiness with Dr Kate Wood

Episode #9: An integrated journey to health and happiness with Dr Kate Wood

Posted December 05, 2017

Episode #9: An integrated journey to health and happiness with Dr Kate Wood Sometimes the universe creates these chance meetings that are so beautifully orchestrated it actually blows my mind. One such chance meeting was the day I met Dr Kate Wood. It was down at Coogee Beach, at the children’s rock pool. Naturally, as us mamas do, I noticed her little boy, Maxi first. He was in a bright orange wet suit (it was still early spring and Sydney waters are cold then!) and he was being ridiculously adorable crawling and splashing through the shallow waters. It didn’t take long for me to notice his mama, Kate. Also in a bright orange swim suit. Her face bright, her eyes sparkling with such joy and infectious love. Healthy, glowing, fit. We started chatting and instantly I knew I had struck gold. This woman, humble yet bubbly, was clearly very smart, switched on, health conscious and connected (by connected, I mean spiritually!) Before long Kate, myself and another beautiful mama had formed our own little Mama Tribe. All so different yet like-minded and with aligned values. I fell madly in love with this woman who would continue to reveal herself to me as one of the most gifted, compassionate, loving, intelligent and dedicated women I’ve ever known. Kate – A doctor, chiropractor, kinesiologist, doula, author, co-owner of the well known Health Space Clinics  (15 of them!) and mama of two – is a remarkable a woman, but she will never make you feel inadequate because this woman is real, authentic, conscious, soulful. Mix all that up with a deep innate desire to serve and support others and you have a woman I feel blessed to know. I want you to know her too, and her journey – there are many stories I know Kate can share but today we are going to dive into her Integrated Journey back to Health and Happiness after suffering from Lyme Disease. Kate doesn’t do anything by halves, seriously, and yet she is not an advocate for ‘super mum/woman’, pushing all the time and living in stress. She knows too well what all that can to our mind-body-soul. Kate inspires the pants off me. She, without even attempting to, drives me to be a more conscious human being, a present and patient mama, a positive and bright light in the world and one that is lives in and spreads wellness. In this episode we cover: What’s one way you can free your mind, fuel your body and feel your soul? Kate shares her personal health journey – because it’s a good one! We shine the light on Lyme disease How Kate healed herself. The natural modalities and integrated approach Kate uses for herself, How Kate stays fit, healthy and aligned. The best changes to make to heal and live in health holistically How to apply this to your children Creating your own natural modality tool-kit The power changing your mindset, beliefs and thoughts for your health Kate’s biggest wish when it comes to the way we live, move, eat, heal? Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Get your hands on Dr Kate Wood’s book: An Integrated Journey Back to Health and Happiness here via Book Depository. Connect with Kate Instagram Health Space Clinics Facebook Twitter +++ Ok peeps, hit me up in the comments, DM on insta, shoot me an email – I want to know your thoughts on this inspiring episode and woman. And as always, if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats and we can keep spreading wellness far and wide. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #8: How to round off the year and prepare for the new one.

Episode #8: How to round off the year and prepare for the new one.

Posted November 28, 2017

Episode #8: The A to Your Q with Claire Obeid. How to round off the year and prepare for the new one. I received this question (quite a few times) from readers and followers “I’d love to learn how you round off the year and prepare for the year ahead” Such a good question! I’m such a fan of reviewing, reflecting and learning from what was and using that as a sounding board to leap forward into the next stage/season/time. In this episode I share how I personally do this – the actual process that I do to reflect on one year before setting intentions and goals for the next. In this episode I share: The step-by-step process I use to review the year Why it’s so important to not get weighed down by too much structure and goal-setting How you can learn from what has happened and get clarity on what you want Why we shouldn’t hang out in what didn’t happen or what we didn’t like/love My favourite way to set intentions and dreams for the year ahead Creating your own intentions and affirmations The power of structure once you’re clear on your feelings and intentions Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: I mention my ebook: INSPIRED – A DIY Retreat Guide to Distil Your Dreams + Clarify Your Visions. Get your copy of that HERE. Check out Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map HERE. +++ I should also add, which I forgot to mention in the episode, is that getting support so you can attend a class is super special and important too. Or maybe it’s attending a mums and bubs class or a somewhere with a creche! What about you? What’s your favourite review/reflecting and intention setting practice? P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #5: How to have a beautiful birth with Lauren Falconer

Episode #5: How to have a beautiful birth with Lauren Falconer

Posted November 22, 2017

Episode 5: How to have a beautiful birth with Lauren Falconer Recording this conversation was such an absolute pleasure. Lauren Falconer is a Mother, yoga teacher, doula, birth and mother mentor, birth educator, shamanic woman-crafter, dõTERRA leader. Director of The LifePod & Creator of Spirit Birth. She is also the woman who guided myself and my partner through Calm Birth and Soleil’s birth as our Doula. I hold her in a special corner of my mama heart for so many reasons, but mostly for the way she threads science, understanding, wisdom and spirituality into what I consider to be the most sacred and transformative journey ever. In this episode we cover: Lauren’s birth experience How birth was the gateway for Lauren’s birth education journey How we can’t birth if we feel judged, critiqued and fearful Why so many of us don’t have a clear picture of what birth really is How we rewrite the birth story The collective awakening around birth The journey of the maiden to mother The importance of science and how our body works The wildness and spirit of birth Releasing fear and shame around pregnancy and birth Intensity instead of pain Programming different ideas around birth The compassion I felt for ALL women during birth The beauty in the exposure and vulnerability of birth Lauren’s Spirit Birth eCourse Exploring where your birth beliefs come from We all have the birth we need to have Listen to Episode 5: Connect with Lauren here: Web: Lauren Falconer + Spirit Birth Web: The Life Pod Instagram Show notes: Visit Lauren’s incredible online program for mamas-to-be; Spirit Birth. You can get your hands on my ebook – The Bump; Pregnancy Wellness Guide – for lots of incredible books, tips and wellness tools. Some of our favourite pregnancy/birth books: Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives–DeepakChopra Parenting with Soul–Sally Collings Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth–Ina May Gaskin Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful–Gurmukh BirthSkills–Juju Sundin with Sarah Murdoch The natural way to a better pregnancy–Francesca Naish + Janette Roberts BabyLove–Robin Barker The Child Within the Lotus–Margaret Stephenson Meere Baby on Board and Your Cherished Baby–Dr Howard Chilton The Conscious Parent–Dr Shefali Buddhism Fo rMothers–Sarah Napthali +++ I hope this conversation with Lauren inspires you and allows you to tap into your own inner world of wisdom, strength and knowing that birth is beautiful and possible. If you loved this episode please make sure to subscribe and give us a 5-star rating on iTunes. The more you love, the more I can create. love + light, Claire Read more


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