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One Woke Mama – Episode 013 –  The Contrasts of Motherhood – from surrender to stillness and from new beginnings, starting up and taking action.

One Woke Mama – Episode 013 –  The Contrasts of Motherhood – from surrender to stillness and from new beginnings, starting up and taking action.

Posted June 28, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood The Contrasts of Motherhood – from surrender to stillness and from new beginnings, starting up and taking action. I am constantly in this push and pull within motherhood. I am in constant negotiation with the many different energies and attitudes and experiences that motherhood has called out of me. Are you, too? It is something that I have to stay with – to stay in the centre of these contrasts. And I want to shine a light on these contrasts to bring value and appreciation for all sides of this multifaceted experience. There are so many ways that motherhood takes shape. It cannot be one thing, it cannot be one thing forever… it will always shift and morph and change. In Episode 012 I  talk you through the contrasts that I have experienced and sometimes experience within one day – actually, definitely experience within one day. From the deeply surrendered experiences to the action-packed, taking charge energy. Starting up Versus Slowing Down. From embodying the Divine Feminine energy of presence, power and flow to the Divine Masculine where we take action, and move forward, solving problems and getting shit done. Tune in to hear more about these contrasts and how we can make all sides of the motherhood journey work for us. Listen to Episode 013 Show Notes Come along to the first One Woke Mama Circle in Sydney – Get your tickets here!  I’d love to quickly share with you the first of the One Woke Mama circles happening i Sydney. 13th July, 1-3:30pm. Join me as we experience a monthly moment of divine connection in circle. A carved out pocket of deliciousness where you will feel renewed in body and mind. A spaciousness that fills you back up. You will come away feeling inspired by and connected to other like-minded mamas who see motherhood as the catalyst for their own spiritual awakening. Just like you do. You will experience a sense of presence, inner connection and the gift of awareness – creating shifts, letting go of beliefs and paradigms that don’t serve you and inviting in more of the mother and woman you want to be. Together we will journey through: Embodiment practices EFT Meditation Reflective practices And some luscious time away from children as you return home to YOU. We will explore, share, reflect on and dive into the shadows and the light of your motherhood journey.  Providing and holding space for you to peel back the layers and grow through your own experiences in a shared collective – in a mama tribe that understands and SEES you. Get your tickets here 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 012 – When We Tidy And Fuss To Much Instead Of Being Present And Connected

One Woke Mama – Episode 012 – When We Tidy And Fuss To Much Instead Of Being Present And Connected

Posted June 23, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood When We Tidy And Fuss To Much Instead Of Being Present And Connected Oh my, the chaos of the kids can be overwhelming. You know what I’m talking about right? With a now moving and climbing toddler and a 4.5 yo that wants to draw and do more focused work – the clash of their needs. Their demands of me, my body, my attention and my service. I find I flit around the house tidying up around them, packing up, clearing, putting on laundry. Keeping busy. Yes, getting things done. Important things that keep this ship afloat. The breakfast, the supplements, the clothes and shoes and jackets and boots. But if I’m honest, some of this – alot of this – is a coping mechanism. A way to stay distracted and to avoid the exhaustion in my bones, keep the frustration at bay, to forget that the connection with myself is unthreading with every day in motherhood that I forget to (or can’t) tune into me and my needs Distraction. So I’ve been watching this within myself. With a sense of fascination. With a sense of curiosity. If we can’t hold ourselves in the energy of observation and curiosity then we’ll spiral into despair and disappointment and our ego will take hold and start labelling everything as bad, horrible, not good – including self judgment and all that comes with that. So whilst holding myself in this awareness state I’ve started to question what would happen if I did things a little differently? Not everyday – no need to add more things on my ‘must perfect’ list. But just to trial a new way of showing up. A more embodied way, present, out of my head and totally ok to feel whatever I am feeling without reacting and without distracting. What would happen if I let the toys pile up?www If I let them be and completely run amuck? What would happen if I slowed up? Showed up. Or didn’t, just held space? What does non-attachment and surrender look like during the mundane daily moments of my life? What does it feel like to observe and just be without taking action – fixing, repairing, fussing? Which is a form of laying my anxiety on my children by suffocating their space and their experience. Listen to Episode 012 Show Notes Come along to the first One Woke Mama Circle in Sydney – Get your tickets here! 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 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

One Woke Mama – Episode 07 – Bravery and Motherhood with Katie Dean

One Woke Mama – Episode 07 – Bravery and Motherhood with Katie Dean

Posted May 19, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Episode 07 – Bravery and Motherhood with Katie Dean In Episode07 I have the pleasure of diving into motherhood, bravery, courage and facing our fears (which come up so often as mums!)with the incredibly authentic, down to earth and inspiring Katie Dean. We dive into what personal fears and struggles motherhood has amplified and intensified for Katie. And specifically what motherhood has asked Katie to heal and shine a light on. Which we can all relate to! We also touch on what FEAR might look like for you, when it shows up and the flip side to that – bravery and courage. Most importantly we explore why, as mamas, we must be brave and step up to the ‘Woke’ challenge that motherhood throws down. +++ About Katie Dean Katie Dean has thrown the rule book out the window and the world loves her for it. She’s an international best-selling Author, motivational maven and the woman you want in your late-night group chats. A rouge at heart, Katie is best described as a mindset mechanic, a researcher on how to debunk fear and is here to shine a light for women seeking confidence, clarity and courage. Her best-selling book Becoming Brave has changed lives all over the world and she’s set to do it again with her second novel, ‘Messy’. Through her booked out coaching, national speaking tours, brand new Podcast, Simply Complicated and loved up writing she is hell bent on lighting people up laughing inappropriately and living her truth, even if it is wildly messy. As a Solo Mumma to two beautiful boys, the absolute loves of her life she’s no stranger to chaos. With a refreshingly no BS approach, she engages with her warmth, humour, worldly insights and tools to take her audience on an epic path of bravery, empowerment and self-discovery. +++ Listen to Episode 07 Connect with Katie Dean WEB FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM 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 06b – Breaking The Chain of The Mother Line

One Woke Mama – Episode 06b – Breaking The Chain of The Mother Line

Posted May 13, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Episode 06b: Breaking the chain of The Mother Line This episodes directly links and relates back to the previous episode, Episode 06b on the Victim/Martyr archetypes that we often embody. However, in today’s episode we dive deeper into the idea that we can, quite simply, begin the process of breaking the chain of ANY learned behaviour, belief and thought system that you most likely have been passed down, along the chain. We are in the chain, the line or ‘red string’ with our mother (also father, family, most influential friends, teachers etc) For me, as a mama, I can see that the mother line and patriarchal influence has bound me into a few habits that I am so willing and ready to release. From the victim/marty archetypes ruling my life to the sacred wounds from pre-birth and even to the learned behaviour (quick to anger, bossiness etc) I received from my parents. I know that, for my children, I can as much as possible prevent some of the unnecessary hurts, roles and attitudes from being absorbed as deeply. It’s the least I can do – show up for them willing to clear the slate and to give them a chance to show up in the world with minimal baggage. Know this though, this is just as much about them as it is about us – healing these wounds is part of our growth and journey as women and mamas. As human beings, simply. Dive in to receive my personal insight and ideas on how to break the chain. +++ Listen to Episode 06b 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 06a – Are you a Victim, Martyr or both?

One Woke Mama – Episode 06a – Are you a Victim, Martyr or both?

Posted May 08, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Episode 06a: Are you a victim, martyr or both? One of the most uncomfortable things I’ve had to face as a mother is this truth – I swing between behaving like a victim or a martyr. Embodying these archetypes is actually more normal and common than we realise. Especially during motherhood. We embody these roles during motherhood, not one or the other, but both. And I actually think many of us do this. We might just not see it yet. We often choose to avoid it because, let’ be real here, these are not the most flattering roles to appropriate. I take a look at these two roles and how they might come into being during our motherhood journey. And in the following episode 06b I share how we can break this chain. +++ In this episode I cover: The way the Victim Archetype might show up for you – and personal examples of how it doe for me The way the Martyr Archetype might show up for you – and my examples of this too What triggers these roles from coming up for me Getting honest with yourself and seeing where you learnt these roles from What breaking the chain is about and how we can begin this process How we might start to question these roles  The next episode on Breaking The Chain Listen to Episode 06a 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 05 – The Way Through Mama Overwhelm

One Woke Mama – Episode 05 – The Way Through Mama Overwhelm

Posted May 04, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Episode 05: The Way Through Mama Overwhelm In episode 05 I share with you what I do to manage all of that Mama’Whelm. Overwhelm, mama style. There are a few little tricks up my sleeve to help quieten an over-active nervous system and give some space around the relentless thoughts, lists and tasks flying around in your mind. There is one tool, in particular, that simply rocks my world that I absolutely must share with you. Stay tuned till the end so you can hear the offer I have for you if you’d like to work directly with me. +++ In this episode I cover: Why I’ve been feeling overwhelmed All the things going on in my life and family Prioritising rest over hustle Why a personal wellness tool-kit is so important The 8 tips/tools I recommend for managing overwhelm The power of meditation Why movement, chakra cleansing and journalling can be an easy way to move through overwhelm Mama Nature – getting outside and using essential oils to support your nervous system How I am a big believer in supplements My secret weapon -Emotional Freedom Technique and what it can be used for An offer to work with me using EFT to manage your stress and find your centre. Show notes: Get my Meditations here. Learn more about Om Mama Love; monthly meditation membership for mamas doTERRA Essential Oils **Email me here to learn more about my exciting 3-package EFT coaching offer.** Listen to Episode 05 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


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