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Episode #10: The 5 ‘S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama

Episode #10: The 5 ‘S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama

Posted December 12, 2017

Episode #10: The 5 ‘S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama In the early week’s and months of life with my little babe back in 2015 I found myself frequently writing notes, musings, diary entries and thoughts into my evernote. One of these notes was my take on motherhood – particularly the 5 key attitudes and ways of being and navigating through motherhood. The 5 S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama soon became my personal ethos, mantras and guidance system. having recently read through this note I felt it important to share this with all of you beautiful mamas out there – papas too and even those without children. This is really supportive for everyone! In this episode I share: The background story of The 5 S’s How this can be applied to all – mamas/papas but also anyone seeking a conscious, soulful life What the 5 S’s are in summary and in detail The essence of the 5 S’s Surrender and how powerful it can be How sacrifice can be reframed into a positive choice The importance of self-love Embracing the simplicity of motherhood The deliciousness of diving into the sweetness of motherhood Listen to the episode: Show notes: Check out The Happiest Baby for Dr Karp’s 5 S’s for Soothing Babies. Gentle and effective! *Apologies, in the podcast I said Dr Sears by accident! +++ 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 #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: 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: 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 #7: Guided Meditation; Let Go, Let God, Let Love

Episode #7: Guided Meditation; Let Go, Let God, Let Love

Posted November 22, 2017

Guided Meditation; Let Go, Let God, Let Love Episode seven is a surrender filled mantra meditation for coming into the present, releasing and letting go by offering all your distractions, struggles and heartache to god and love. It is a 15 minute guided meditation that can be done at any time of the day, but I personally love this to close off the day. Listen to episode #7 +++ 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 #6: Embracing Unhappiness: how to drop the addiction to happiness and be with what is

Episode #6: Embracing Unhappiness: how to drop the addiction to happiness and be with what is

Posted November 22, 2017

Episode #6: How to embrace unhappiness I’ve struggled with the times of my life when it hasn’t been easy or happiness is elusive. This happens for me a lot. I’m pulled in and out of a huge variety of emotions, but the truth is it’s all perfect and beautiful, just as it is. This very moment is the perfect teacher. There is nowhere else you are meant to be but here and now. Which is such a painful thought for many who are going through deep suffering. And I understand that. But this, actually, is what the spiritual journey is about. Not so much “suffering” or “unhappiness” but this moment – and the experiences you are having in the here and now. Moving away from perpetual happiness and joy and actually allowing yourself to be fully with the experience you are IN. Stepping into unknown territory, continually moving forward. As Pema Chodron says “the most important aspect of being on the spiritual path may be to just keep moving.” It’s not about the destination of happiness. It’s not about omitting that which is causing unhappiness. It’s simply about BEING in the experience that you, as a soul, asked for by coming into the physical manifestation of Source – meaning becoming a human being.   +++ Here are the two quotes that I share during episode #6 from Pema Chodron’s book; ‘When things fall apart’ Heart ache is not something we choose to invite in. It’s restless and pregnant and hot with the desire to escape and find something or someone to keep us company. When we can rest in the middle, we begin to have a non-threatening relationship with it. It completely turns our usual fearful patterns upside down. When suffering arises in our lives, we can recognise it as suffering. When we get what we don’t want, when we don’t get what we do want, when we become ill, when were getting old, when were dying – when we see any of these things in our loves, we can recognise suffering as suffering. Then we can be curious, notice and be mindful of our reactions to that. Listen to episode 6: Show notes: These are some incredible books that I are feel are supportive during times when happiness is not your modus operandus. When things fall apart – Pema Chodron Be here now – Ram Dass Living Your Yoga – Judith Lasater The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle +++ I hope this episode has shed some light on your unhappy times and given you a new perspective and perhaps the willingness to embrace and accept the experiences we don’t love or want! P.s don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and your 5-star rating would mean SO much to me (if you are loving the podcast, of course!) Love + light Claire Read more

Episode #4: How to create a yoga and meditation practice that sticks

Episode #4: How to create a yoga and meditation practice that sticks

Posted November 22, 2017

Episode #4: The A to Your Q with Claire Obeid. How to create a yoga and meditation practice that sticks (as a mama!) One of my beautiful tribe members, Kate Harrison from Little Yarrow has sent in this questions: “I’d love to hear about how you find time for yoga and meditation with a little one and how to create a practice that sticks”. Thank you Kate for sending in this question. It’s one that I know so many mamas and even those without children often ask. Why is it that many of us struggle to find the time and consistently maintain those practices that we both love and need? Self-sabotage perhaps? All seems too hard? Maybe. In this episode I share how I personally find the time for the two practices that keep me whole – yoga and meditation – and how I make it stick; consistently showing up to these practices. In this episode I share: The importance of scheduling How to ease, incrementally, towards your goal Why compassion is everything The power of committment without rigidity What my personal practice looks like Dropping the competition with yourself and others Inviting presence into your day Creativity is key to showing up to your practice Listen to the episode: Show notes: Head here to visit my YouTube Channel for a few of my favourite yoga practices. +++ 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? How do you show up to your practice around your children? Do you have any tricks that have worked for you? Aaaand please, 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 #2: What might be your undoing – your expectations

Episode #2: What might be your undoing – your expectations

Posted November 21, 2017

Episode #2: What might be your undoing – your expectations Expectations are often our undoing. I personally have experienced this and have witnessed it in countless clients. The expectations we hold around a particular experience, idea, journey are often unmet. Why? Because perhaps those expectations come from a place of control. A desire to control and guide and FIX our life to be a certain way. And this control is born from FEAR. Fear of the unknown, the uncertain. Expectations can show up in two major ways – consciously; meaning you are aware of them or unconsciously/subconsciously – meaning you aren’t aware of them but they are very much a programmed belief system. In this episode I shed some light on expectations and provide a simple practice to help you tear down and bust through limiting expectations and controlling thoughts and behaviours. In this episode I cover: A personal experience where my expectations were my undoing The power of looking underneath your expectations – looking at the layers Witnessing and understanding the expectations that you are aware of and those you are not How to reprogram your expectations Setting the intention to rewrite your story How your expectations can often show you what you need to change Honouring and respecting what your expectations teach you The danger of letting your expectations and ensuing emotions colour your life Listen to Episode #2 +++ Feel free to comment below and share with me your personal insights around expectations and how they control your life. And don’t forget, if you loved this episode (and this podcast!) don’t forget to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes and become a subscriber. Love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #1: Healing Your Shadow with Belinda Davidson

Episode #1: Healing Your Shadow with Belinda Davidson

Posted November 21, 2017

Episode #1 with Belinda Davidson: How to heal your shadow. If you’ve followed my work over the last few years, you’ll know that our energy anatomy – working with the chakras, energy field – is a passion of mine. You might also know that one of my spiritual mentors is an incredible woman called Belinda Davidson. Belinda is a woman that has one foot in this world and one foot in another world. A mystic; a deeply psychic woman, whose work centres around the Chakras, White Light, Mindfulness and the Shadow. Belinda has just released her very first book – From Dark to Light; A modern mystics guide to healing the shadow – to rave reviews and HUGE global success. Not only have I spent the last four years patiently and persistently working with my chakras – after all, as you will discover in our discussion, to change your life you must change your energy – the white light and mindfulness, but I have also embarked on rising, releasing and healing the shadows within. Earlier this year I attended Belinda’s three-day workshop specifically on The Shadow. To say it was a mind-blowing, life-changing experience would be an understatement. And I hate using phrases like that because they can come across a little trite (and over used!) But it’s true. Which is why I just had to chat with Belinda for my very first episode with The Wellness Project Podcast. I am certain that if you are mystically inclined – you believe in and respect the power of energy and In this episode we cover: Belinda’s new book and its instant success The healing arc and high vibration of Belinda’s book Your two selves – the dark and the light within us The universe as a spectrum of emotion and vibration Why we are here, as souls; what is our journey What ‘being in flow’ really is My personal and very big shadow release The energy field, medical intuition, the shadow, blockage and ego What does the shadow mean? Why the shadow work is beautiful work The importance of doing the shadow work yourself – the law of free will. The impact you can have by being your luminous self Listen to Episode #1 Connect with Belinda Web (please sign up for her free WEEKLY white light sessions via her mailing list) Instagram Facebook +++ I hope you loved this chat with Belinda. Feel free to comment below and share your thoughts on it all. And 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

The Wellness Project Podcast is here!

The Wellness Project Podcast is here!

Posted November 21, 2017

Today is a good day. Today marks twenty weeks in this second pregnancy. I’m now halfway through this pregnancy. Not only does that mean that we are getting closer to meeting this little soul baby but it also marks another key milestone, the second trimester feel-good factor! At twenty weeks I am feeling alive, creative, on-fire, vital, energetic. Such a far cry from the way I felt from week 5 – 14. Ugh. The journey of pregnancy is one of deep transformation and creation. It’s a time when I (mostly) feel my creative energy is being poured into the making of this baby, and there are not reserves left for much else. However and gratefully, during this second trimester and right here at week 20 I feel those creative pistons firing again. I feel the spark and excitement that comes forth from this renewed energy and igniting ideas and projects like never before. There is also this sense of purpose and maybe a little pressure (time is of the essence when a little one is on the way) that is driving me right now. This leads me to the birth of my very first podcast. (Ps if you can’t wait CLICK HERE to check it out and subscribe!) Today has been made even better with the release of The Wellness Project Podcast with Claire Obeid. I first felt the inspiration to create this podcast – a space where I could explore, through the spoken word, how to free your mind, fuel your body and feed your soul – just before I fell pregnant. And then, of course, the dreaded pregnancy sickness kicked in and everything became irrelevant and unimportant. Which is my excitement is at an all time high that today you can start your journey with this podcast – there are 7 delicious episodes to sink into, two of which are guided meditations. I almost thought this was going to be another of those ideas written off, long forgotten and buried forever in my evernote folder. WHY DID I START A PODCAST? I know right, everyone is doing it and I’m probably a little late to the game (standard). To be honest I had never really considered it until one day when chatting to my soul-sister, Connie Chapman, I just thought; ‘Why not claire?’ From that day on Ive had that many people tell me that would love me to start a podcast. Add to that the abundance of incredible feedback I frequently receive on ‘my voice’ – usually when people have purchased one of my meditation albums. Finally, as I shared on social media, I have the gift of the gab. Something that was once seen as a ‘pain’ or ‘irritation’ from family, teachers and the like, is now seen as one of my talents – go figure. I love ‘the word’… I love writing, I love sharing, speaking, teaching, learning, expressing. A podcast just seems like an extension of that and a great way to commune and connect with you. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE PODCAST? This podcast is pretty much a reflection of me on my wellness journey – everything that intrigues me, lights me up, uplevels me, supports me. I want you to experience all that and more. It’s a mash-up of reflections and musings as I present topics and ideas that relate to mind-body-soul. Self development, self-growth, self-exploration. I share my own thoughts, my own wisdom and guidance and invite you to come of this journey into your mind, body and soul so you too can begin and be on your own wellness project. I also offer free mini-guided meditations, because if there is only ONE thing you do for your well-being and self-development I wish for that to be meditation. I love meditating and supporting others to do the same. So look out for those episodes. And finally, something I didn’t think I would do but couldn’t resist; I interview and chat with people I find inspirational. Thought leaders. Experts. Game-changers. Conscious folk. Its not so much about how famous they are, or how cutting edge, but more about what I feel they can offer in their own creative, curious and unique way. I hope each to these interviews shines a light for you, opens your heart and inspires a new way of thinking, being or believing.  WHY ‘THE WELLNESS PROJECT’? This has been my business name for a long time – I try and drop it but always circle back to it. To me, wellness is a project. It’s not a start-to-finish journey. It’s always evolving, deepening, shifting, pivoting. My journey has seen me dive deep into yoga, meditation, EFT, reflective work, clean eating, movement, spiritual practices, chakra work, reiki, abundance and manifestation practices, shadow work and on the list goes. It is a project- a project in my own well-being and one I am truly in love with.  HOW OFTEN WILL EPISODES BE RELEASED? I’m going to be honest and say this; I’m aiming for weekly… it’ll probably end up being fortnightly, and perhaps post-baby monthly. I’ve learnt the hard way – I’m not hard wired for too much yang energy. When I force, control, over-do, over-plan I crumble. My nervous system can’t cope and my anxiety flares. So I choose instead to have a framework (e.g weekly episodes) and from there I will intuitively respond to what is or isn’t working. HOW LONG ARE THE EPISODES? If it’s an episode where I am riffing/talking/reflecting I will be keeping it to 20 minutes or so. Bite sized chunks of wisdom, spiritual reflection and learnings. Meditations will see-saw between 10-20minutes. Interviews will be a little longer, usually from 40 – 60 minutes. I’m aware that most people listen whilst driving/commuting to work, or cleaning/cooking around the house, exercising etc. I personally find it challenging to finish any podcast episode that is anything longer than an hour. I know so many of you are busy entrepreneurs and mamas/papas. I respect your time and am stupidly grateful […] Read more


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