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One Woke Mama – Episode 010 – Yes, there is a word for the transition of motherhood. Matresence with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

One Woke Mama – Episode 010 – Yes, there is a word for the transition of motherhood. Matresence with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

Posted June 09, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood This interview with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz from Happy Mama has been a conversation on the cards for some time. Amy is one of my closest friends and this chat is a direct insight into how we ‘talk’ – the type of reflection, exploration and discussion that we have, mama to mama. We dive into Matresence, the ‘word’ that encapsulates the mind altering, body reshaping, soul uncovering journey that is the transition from maiden to mother. I cannot describe to you the relief and excitement I felt when I first heard the word Matresence. And I know Amy shares the same relief, joy and connection to this container that allows us to be seen, known, heard and fully understood as women who are in deep transformation in every way. Yes, there is a WORD that describes the transition from maiden to mother. The depths of transformation that a woman experiences once she becomes a mother knows no bounds, limitations or a time-frame. And it is a rite of passage that is just as important and powerful as any other – birth, adolescence, menstruation, marriage, death. But it is not a passage that is honoured nearly enough. This conversation with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz from Happy Mama on the transitory experience of Matresence –  where our identify complete shifts and the old girl/woman falls away – is a mind blowing conversation filled with powerful insights, a new paradigm, and a wisdom that will hold you through motherhood. This word, this anthropological term will shift your perspective and help you ditch self judgment around the space you are in. Listen to Episode 010 In this episode we cover: Where the term Matresence came from. What Matresence actually means. An understanding of the analogy of Matresence and how it relates to Adolesence How Matresence affects everything within and without you How Matresence acknowledges this massive identify shift. How valuing Matresence helps women accept and embrace their experience Holding space for each other, mama to mama, society to women Why this word rang so true for Amy What Amy has been trying to figure out for a decade Some of Amy’s KEY feelings experienced in her own transitional journey. Amy’s personal struggles with journeying from maiden to mother. How Matresence is a ‘thing’ and why we need to give women permission to experience it as it is How rituals help us in our Matresence season Why it is so important and necessary for us women to be more educated on this stage of life. How society as a whole could  benefit from including ‘matresence’ in our thinking/understanding/conversation. Why understanding Matresence changes our experience of motherhood and beyond. What we lose by NOT embracing this season of Matresence. What does Amy ultimately want to see when it comes to Matresence in the wider community. What Amy is currently working on – when it comes to your Mind, Body, Soul What Amy is most grateful for from motherhood has delivered you How we can support Amy and her work in the world Show Notes Connect with Amy Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is a writer, producer, speaker and mother to three young children. After more than a decade covering breaking news and current affairs for the ABC around the country, her ‘traditional’ career took an unexpected turn when she found herself lost, overwhelmed and diagnosed with a thyroid condition after the birth of her first daughter. 11 years – and two more babies – later, she is now the author of the best-seling ‘Happy Mama: the guide to finding yourself’, the host of the ‘The Happy Mama Movement’ podcast, runs numerous online programs for mothers all over the world, is an international award-winning coach, the creator of the #1 itunes meditations for children ‘Bedtime Explorers’, and is currently working on her next two books, to be published with Hay House international. Website Instagram Facebook Dr Aurelie Ethan Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire  Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 09 – Differentiating & separating from your child

One Woke Mama – Episode 09 – Differentiating & separating from your child

Posted June 02, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Episode 09 – Differentiating & separating from your child From the moment you find out that you are pregnant, through pregnancy, including birth and beyond you are connected to your child. You feel one. You breathe in sync. Feel in sync. Think in sync. The connection is unseen but my god is it powerful. So it’s no surprises that for so many of us mamas it’s an unbearable and unthinkable task to create ‘separation’…But once those newborn days are over and you’d kicked into toddler years there is a shift. This can be a challenging stage – with all of their big feelings and new experiences to navigate. And how do we navigate those big feelings without letting those feelings become ours? How do we stay different to our children, separate from them and yet still hold space for them? So what’s the fall out look like for me, when my children receive a NO to their needs? When I simply cannot meet their needs for whatever reason that may be – it’s unsafe, its not suitable for me in that moment, it’s simply not possible. Or what does it look like when my child is feeling something BIG. Moving through a huge transition? Dealing with a rejection. A moment of discomfort. A hurt heart. How do we hold space for our child, allow them to be in and feel and grow through their experience without losing ourselves in it all? How do we create the necessary separation to hold space in the most healthy and powerful and supportive way and NOT get so lost that we cannot see what they are feeling versus who you are and what you are feeling amongst it all. What triggers this inability to seperate? How can we foster a healthy attachment AND healthy separation? Why do we need to question this melting pot we’ve become part of with our children? What is the way through to the other side – a healthier, more balanced and centred place respectful of each others individuality? All of this is explored and dissected in episode 09. Listen to Episode 09 Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire  Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 08 – Woke Parenting to Children That We Don’t Own

One Woke Mama – Episode 08 – Woke Parenting to Children That We Don’t Own

Posted May 26, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Episode 08 – Woke Parenting to Children That We Don’t Own In Episode 08, inspired by a poem from Khalil Gibran, I explore what it means to be a woke or conscious parenting to children that we don’t own. The idea that are children are from us, but not OURS changes the way we view, treat and respond to our children. It’s a shift in perspective, a paradigm change, that in turns shifts how we show up as parents, mamas. Less telling more asking. Less controlling more suggesting. Less force more flow. It’s a new idea that has been gaining traction over the years, alongside the parenthood awakening. And it is one that takes effort in living congruently with because it requires us to dismantle our learned beliefs about children, childhood and parenting. This is especially true if we came from a traditional parent-child dynamic where we were required to be seen and not heard, to do as we are told and to stay out of parents way. Where we were controlled, dictated and governed every step of the way. *Language Warning – plug in your headphones if around your little ones. There is minimal swearing in this episode, but nonetheless the F-Bomb is there! +++ Show Notes The Prophet – Khalil Gibran +++ Listen to Episode 08 Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire  Read more

Claire Obeid

Hello there, I’m Claire

What am I about? Oh-so-much. A soul-centered and heart-driven life. Inside-out wellness. Shadow work (from the darkness comes the light!) Truth-seeking. Leaning into the joy of life.

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