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One Woke Mama Episode 02 – Authenticity in Motherhood

One Woke Mama Episode 02 – Authenticity in Motherhood

Posted April 19, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Episode 02: Authenticity in Motherhood Authenticity – an attitude that I feel we need to embody MORE asa mamas. Something that unfortunately doesn’t happen enough – women are discouraged from sharing their joys AND showing vulnerability and struggle. The cost of this is huge on our tribe and community. When we are enter Motherhood, we are entering a private and individual experience, but also a universal collective. There are things you just can’t know or ever understand until you have grown, birthed and nurtured a child. You can’t ever begin to fathom the deep transition, the cavern of in-between that motherhood throws you into. Not to mention the sheer exhaustion from sleepless nights, the love that renders you a gooey mess and the way everything about YOU comes into question (Who am I? Whom does this body belong too? Where did my romance and freedom go?) In this episode I explore what Authentic Motherhood looks like and why it’s invaluable. +++ In this episode I cover: How comparison and competition affects our ability to be authentic How we are not encouraged to be positive or to share our struggles Why authenticity creates community and tribe mentality What reframing failure in motherhood means and why we need to do it A simple call to action Listen to Episode 02 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 01 – How Our Children Trigger Our Inner Shadows

One Woke Mama Episode 01 – How Our Children Trigger Our Inner Shadows

Posted April 18, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Episode 01: Our Children Trigger Our Inner Shadows Our children, who I see as tiny but mighty Gurus, often trigger us – especially our inner shadows and wounds. Sometimes just getting through daily life with tiny dictators can be the most challenging thing you’ve ever done. I know that sounds extreme, but everything (especially when they are really little) can be tedious and fraught with resistance and stubbornness. What I find to be the most challenging though is the reflection our children mirror back to us – how they shine a light on our ugliness, or the inner child within that is wounded and broken in some way. How we ‘handle’ the very normal yet irritating challenges that motherhood sometimes throws at us – well this is where we see how deep own shadows are. They come up to the surface, begging to be healed. In today’s episode I share the triggers my children have brought up in me. How our children demand us to heal ourselves and why I feel they do this – how it’s a two-way street. This is an invitation to be OK with those triggers and learn from them. Tune in and share your thoughts on how your children have triggered your own shadows and wounds. +++ In this episode I cover: How I first began my spiritual awakening, before motherhood Why I believe motherhood has been my biggest spiritual unravelling to date How motherhood triggers our inner wounds and shadows The triggers I experience from my own children Why it’s about growth and healing What our children demand of us and why Listen to Episode 01 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

Welcome to One Woke Mama Podcast – Episode Ground Zero

Welcome to One Woke Mama Podcast – Episode Ground Zero

Posted April 17, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Welcome to my NEW podcast. I’m so excited this day has finally come. I’ve been quietly and somewhat slowly plodding away at recording, and doing ALL the things required to relaunch a podcast. As I write this I find it funny that I actually made my life a little harder – I mean, I could’ve just kept going with The Wellness Project Podcast… recorded a few new episodes and just continued on. But no, I had to take heed of the inspiration that landed in my heart one cold wintry morning. And that inspiration came in the form of three little words; One Woke Mama. And that moment happened amongst the beautiful, delicious yet sometimes frustrating phase of life with a newborn. Mamahood V2.0. Two children deep and some days I was floundering, others swimming through it all like a fish. Either way I was undergoing a transformation and a HUGE process of awakening – which truly has been happening for many years now, but motherhood is like slamming pedal to the metal. Accelerated growth. Calling WOKE in on speed dial. So, as you might remember, this podcast used to be called The Wellness Project – a business name and brand that has carried me through the years since 2011. And one I still resonate with you. But, throw motherhood into the mix and everything comes into question (I’ll definitely be talking about this more on episodes to come).  If you were following and listening along to The Wellness Project Podcast, which I launched when I was pregnant with my now 10month old little man – Rafael – or from the earliest days of when I shared my meals and spoke all things health and wellbeing, from my blogging days, Life Coaching biz, meditation offerings, programs etc – BTW I thank you for being the first to tune in to my brand of wellness which was an exploration into freeing your mind, fuelling your body and feeding your soul. And whilst I am still madly passionate about all those things, you might have already guessed that there is something else I want to focus on. Motherhood. But not just the everyday story of motherhood. (Although the everyday is where it’s all at!) Nope… I want to focus on the incredible gift that motherood offers us – the opportunity to grow, to get dirty, to get lost in the shadows and find our own truth, to heal. Motherhood is a catalyst for major spiritual upheaval and growth. A chance to become more conscious and to ‘wake’ up. To be more woke. Yep, this is what I’m here to focus on. One Woke Mama. This is the next iteration of my personal journey – a spiritual, emotional, mental, physical and energetic exploration through the powerful, potent and often down-right ridiculous experience of consciousness. Of awakening. Of becoming WOKE. ++++ So as you get ready to dive into One Woke Mama, I ask you to start here at Episode Ground 0 Ground is the place I find myself after almost a year of maternity leave after the birth of my divine angel boy, Rafael. My second and last baby. I want to get you up to speed. It’s important that we start here together. And this ground zero gives me the chance to go down to the bare bones. To the dust that has settled after a wild few years and to start again – literally starting again with this podcast. Beginning this journey again, differently, With you. If you are ready and willing to jump on board. Are you ready for the new wave, albeit from the same ocean, that is washing through. Because this is how it feels to me. TO begin again. So I’ll leave you to click PLAY and tune in. This is an important foundational episode to make sure you and I are up to speed. P.s If you are new here (Hi! Welcome!) Please make sure you take your time to listen back through the 28 episodes in my original podcast – The Wellness Project – there are some mind-blowing, heart expanding, seriously unreal interviews in there with some seriously incredible women. I will never delete those interviews because they are pure GOLD. So head back to the main podcast page, scroll down and plug in! In this episode I cover: What Ground Zero means Why I relaunched my podcast from The Wellness Project to One Woke Mama What I am passionate about What One Woke Mama is all about What is included, for you, in the One Woke Mama podcast journey Listen to Episode Ground Zero Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/wellness-project-free-your-mind-fuel-your-body-feed/id1308111245 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

Episode #29: The birth I never thought I’d have – Bringing Rafael into the world

Episode #29: The birth I never thought I’d have – Bringing Rafael into the world

Posted August 06, 2018

Episode #29: The birth I never thought I’d have – bringing Rafael into the world. I’m now 14 weeks postpartum. That means, 14 weeks with my beautiful, angel boy, Rafael. A little one that has come to help me heal deep wounds and to grow in love and light. And it has taken me this long to find the time and space to record for you this very special podcast. An episode that is of course deeply personal but incredibly powerful and rich in golden wisdom and lessons that only BIRTH can deliver. I have to say here; I am not only so proud of how I birthed – seriously, the level of presence, acceptance and strength required is something I will always applaud myself for! But I am mostly so proud of, in awe of and deeply respectful of WOMEN. Women are fierce. Fuelled by the Divine Feminine force – the energy of creation. Of life. Connecting the earth with the higher realms. Bridging that gap to bring eager souls earth side. You get it, right? Women birth. Women are magic. Full stop. No matter how birth unfolds it really is beautiful, powerful, sacred, miraculous and requires a openness and spirit that only women have. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this story. One I share in the hope that it provides you dear mama with healing, or you beautiful mama-to-be with empowerment and understanding, or to you gorgeous woman with pride and solidarity. And to you, the conscious, loving men of the world with respect and reverence for the Divine Feminine who moves through us mamas. In this episode I cover: A quick recap on my first birthing experience Why I want to share my personal birth story with you Our personal birth story; bringing Rafael into the world The unexpected twists and turns.  The importance and power of staying calm, present, aware and surrendered in ALL situations. The truth about manifesting and why you want always get what you wont (but what YOU need!) A HUGE lesson on LOVE and how it transcends all. Listen to this episode: Previous episodes that relate to birth: How to have a Beautiful, Spirited Birth with Lauren Falconer Babies before birth with Maryanne Sea Rewriting our birth story Resources: My Birth Blog posts Soleil’s birth – Part 1 and Part 2 Birth Story Documentary Birth Time Documentary Dr 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. 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 #28: It’s time to rewrite our birth story

Episode #28: It’s time to rewrite our birth story

Posted April 17, 2018

Episode #28: It’s time to rewrite our birth story At 41 weeks pregnant birth is definitely imminent and on my mind. To say I am excited to experience birth again is an understatement. But I know many women don’t feel that way. Why? I believe it comes back to our beliefs and feelings around birth – our personal birth story – and the collective story we are fed from a very young age. It’s hard to feel positive about something when you’ve only ever heard, read, witnessed birth via FEAR. Negative portrayals, birth wrapped in intervention and an image of it as horrendous, painful and brutal experience. Today’s episode is all about inspiring YOU (as a woman, a mama, a future birther) to rewrite the story around birth. Not just for yourself but for your children, and the next generation. Otherwise we are going to continue to push birth into the shadows and allow it to shrink away when it should be the most powerful, praised and deeply celebrated experience a woman gets the privilege to undergo! In this episode I cover: My personal birth story My mother’s stories on birth A 16 year old’s thoughts on natural child birth Why we need to rewrite our individual and collective birth story How to find new language and stories on birth Listen to this episode: Previous episodes that relate to birth: How to have a Beautiful, Spirited Birth with Lauren Falconer Babies before birth with Maryanne Sea Resources: My Birth Blog posts Soleil’s birth – Part 1 and Part 2 Birth Story Documentary Birth Time Documentary Dr 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 – does this reader question resonate with you? 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 #27: Babies before birth – a discovery of healing and magnifying the love with Maryanne Sea

Episode #27: Babies before birth – a discovery of healing and magnifying the love with Maryanne Sea

Posted April 03, 2018

Episode 27: Babies before birth – a discovery of healing and magnifying the love with Maryanne Sea Many of us on this spiritual pathway are passionate about our own healing – or supporting others in there healing. But have you ever considered that perhaps a baby, growing in utero, also may need healing? This is precisely what the incredible guest on today’s episode – Maryanne Sea – does. An incredible intuitive, she works closely with mamas and their unborn babies to facilitate any healing (if needed at all). I have been blessed to work with Maryanne in these last few weeks before bub arrived. A gift like no other to connect with our baby, to create a flow of love, deep healing and open the pathway between the other realm and earth side. We’ve also been able to chat about names for bub, get a strong feel for his personality and fall in love with each other, even more. This conversation with Maryanne is a mix – learn about Maryanne’s mind-blowing wellness journey and recovery, how she discovered her incredible skill for going INTO a person’s body (inner psyche, sub consciousness mind, programming, beliefs and more) as well as the importance and power of magnifying love (the purpose of this life, no?!) You will also learn about how Maryanne connects with and tunes into babies and offer deep healing before bub arrives earth side. Not to mention that Maryanne is an incredible storyteller. You will just get lost listening to her! She’s equal parts humble, deeply generous and loving and yet so intelligent, honest and a true guide and leader. You will love this interview and Maryanne. Oh and PS you will hear the sex of my little bubba during our chat too! Listen to the end! Maryanne’s Bio: Maryanne Sea has wanted to help people since she was a little girl. However, she has had to actually spent most of her life helping herself. Labelled “permanently and totally disabled” by the US government at age 27, she was one of the first people to be challenged by Environmental Illness. In order to recover from her extreme sensitivity to much of what is part of modern life, she had to live in a “bubble” – a room free of all chemical exposures. Her recovery spanned three decades and during this time she immersed herself in a holistic understanding of her condition and developed her intuition to help herself heal. When she re-entered the world, she began teaching courses in holistic healing, including a popular Intuition in Healing course to nurses, doctors  as well as to the general public. She is the past Coordinator of the MindBody Healing course in the Master’s in Wellness program at RMIT University.  At one point during her healing journey, she prayed that her sensitivity could be turned into something that would help people, and that prayer was answered when she discovered that she could use her sensitivity to help others heal and grow. She has offered Intuitive Readings to people in many different countries for the last thirty years. Presently, she is working on a book about her Intuitive Readings with babies before birth. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, USA. In this episode we cover: Maryanne’s personal journey of healing from Environmental Illness How Maryanne became a powerful intuitive and healer The way Maryanne uses her unique gift How information doesn’t heal, but intimacy does. When we heal ourselves we can be present to heal others. The ultimate goal when doing a reading/healing. The somatic (body-oriented) focus in Maryanne’s work. The difference between expansion and contraction in the body’s tissue. When a wound or trauma is not released the body will lock it in its own tissue. Maryanne’s own pre-birth experience. What Maryanne experiences when doing a reading. How Maryanne first began doing readings with babies, in utero. Why it’s important to magnify the love and create healing with babies in utero The role that the mother’s story, personal blocks/challenges/ or current circumstances can be affecting the baby? Real life stories of readings with babies in utero and the healing that unfolding Maryanne’s summary of the reading she did with my baby and what healing was needed. The purpose and experience of connecting with and healing babies in utero. How important it is to magnify the love between baby, mama and papa before birth. Maryanne’s personal mission A discounted offer to mamas to work with Maryanne closely. Listen to this episode: Connect with Maryanne Web As mentioned in our interview Maryanne has created a HEAVILY discounted package if you’d like to work with her. Please get in touch with her via email to discuss. [email protected] If you are pregnant or even if your bub is born I cannot recommend working with Maryanne enough. It’s been SUCH a pleasure, a gift and true awakening. You can download this PDF on Maryanne’s offering – two readings that I think are stupidly affordable! +++ Feel free to comment and share below. How do you feel about death? 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. I’d be so grateful to receive your feedback and comments, whatever they may be. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode 26: Doing Death Differently with Yasemin Trollope

Episode 26: Doing Death Differently with Yasemin Trollope

Posted March 27, 2018

Episode 26: Doing Death Differently with Yasemin Trollope How do you feel about Death? As the final frontier on our spiritual journey does it bring all the ‘stuff’ up for you? How do you feel about funerals and the way we send off our loved ones? In this episode I dive deep into death with the incredible Yasemin Trollope – a woman who is here to do death differently through her new business, Rite of Passage Funerals. It’s not an easy topic – many of us struggle to even think about death let alone think about doing death better or differently. But it’s an important conversation to have because it’s the ONE undeniable truth. We will all die.  Yasmin and I dive deep into what it means to lean into death and to honour the experience in a more enlightened, intentional and conscious way. You will be surprised to hear that death doesn’t have to be such a horrendous journey, but a way to love life even more. Yasemin’s Bio Yasemin Trollope is the Founder of Rite of Passage Funerals, an enlightened funeral experience coming to the Gold Coast (and beyond) in April 2018. Her mission in life is to bring death out of the shadows and into the light, to empower families to reclaim control of the dying process and organise funerals filled with ceremony, ritual, meaning and intention. She will be hosting workshops, sacred space healing groups and grief retreats to help support and guide families through end-of-life and into death, while also talking about how leaning into the inevitability of death can make you live a more fulfilled, purpose-filled life. In this episode we cover: Yasemin’s story – how she found herself face to face with the industry of death. Yasemin’s fears around death. How having time and space to explore our purpose can lead to the most unusual revelations. Perception of death amongst the masses. Changing the way we view death. Taking death into the light. Dealing with the intensity of death. Confronting the inevitability of death. The gift that death brings. The surrender and life that comes by looking at death. Death as your teacher. How long it should take to grieve the death of a loved one. How Yasemin now feels about death Learning to come to terms with the reality of death. Questioning your emotions and looking underneath them. How to let go of the emotional attachments we have around death How to lean into the inevitability of death. Why leaning into death is important for our society. Empowering families to do what feels right in the death process rather than the ‘norm’ Laying in state – the Buddhist philosophy that supports the souls journey. Ceremony, ritual and intentional death services. What a living wake is and how healing it is. Bedside vigils in the lead up to death. Embracing the unpredictability of the grieving process. Putting your own DNA on your own funeral. Bringing the community in and creating togetherness during the grieving process. The power of group energy and coming into circle during funerals. How death helps us feel more grateful for life. How Yasemin frees her mind, fuels her body and feeds her soul. Listen to this episode: Connect with Yasemin Instagram Web +++ Feel free to comment and share below. How do you feel about death? 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. I’d be so grateful to receive your feedback and comments, whatever they may be. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #25: Knowing what’s right for you and following your truth

Episode #25: Knowing what’s right for you and following your truth

Posted March 20, 2018

Episode #25: Knowing what’s right for you and following your truth I’ve got a really juicy Q&A for you today. I received this via email and just KNEW I had to respond – I’ve been through this EXACT same challenge regarding a past relationship, following my truth despite the discomfort and doing what was right for me and my life. This is the question I received: “I’m just writing to see if you’ve got any thoughts on that area of life to “figure out” If what we are in is right. I feel so much inner conflict. And what gets thrown around in my head is whether its me and my own insecurities and maybe what I envisioned my life partner to be or whether that niggly feeling I get (I admit it is often when i’m pre menstrual) is true. I can’t figure out what ‘my truth’ is! Whether it’s worth listening to things even in pre menstrual times or whether I’m talking myself out of something etc. Because at other times there is a lot of love there obviously otherwise I wouldn’t be here. I think what is underlying is I didn’t have a lot of time being single between my last boyfriend and this one and sometimes I dream about having that alone time to really figure some stuff out. But as I am aware I could be fantasising about something that would feel horrible! As you can see I’m a little all over the shop. Any suggestions on what to read or do to find a little more clarity!? When you were going through your saturn return or before you met your current partner what helped you?” In this episode I cover: My personal journey – ignoring my truth and what was right for me How ignoring my truth affecting my health and happiness What happened when I finally followed what was right for me What happens when we resist our truth How terrifying it is to look at what our truth is asking of us The importance of listening inward to our heart How our thoughts are often a direct line to our truth How your body will show signals – learning to listen in and know what’s right for you through sensation Why sickness and dis-ease shows up in the body when we don’t listen The difference between fear-based, ego thinking versus clear intuition ‘thought’. What to do with persistent and insistent thoughts and fantasies What pre-menstrual times can teach us – how our intuitive downloads can be clearer Why it’s OK if a relationship ends and why the end can be seen as a gift Staying open to the feelings and staying out of the head to know your truth Why meditation and stillness tunes you in to what is right for you. Why you don’t need to figure it out. Your head can’t tap into your truth. When your soul requires you to do things that don’t fit your plan Why you need to embrace your souls alignment What happened in my story that showed me the contrast between following and hearing the heart versus not Listen to this 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? 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

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