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One Woke Mama – Episode 029 – The Final Frontier; healing my pelvic floor and finding the Forgotten Feminine within.

One Woke Mama – Episode 029 – The Final Frontier; healing my pelvic floor and finding the Forgotten Feminine within.

Posted November 03, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 029 – The Final Frontier; healing my pelvic floor and finding the Forgotten Feminine within. Episode 029 explores what I call the Final Frontier in my post partum healing journey – healing the pelvic floor, pelvic organ prolapse and on a more spiritual and energetic level coming to face The Forgotten Feminine. I share, quite vulnerably and candidly my journey with Pelvic Organ Prolapse – I explain what it is, what I did and didn’t know what POP, my journey of healing and how it’s led me to face the disconnection of my inner feminine energy and power. This was a very raw, in real-time, authentic conversation about where I currently am on this journey of healing. There are tears shed as I speak the truth of my inner divine feminine and her sadness at being cut-off, numbed out, ignored and disconnected. This is a conversation that all women need to hear. Please tune in, listen with love, compassion and respect. And share it along to your mama friends. Listen to Episode 029: Show notes: I mention the work of Christine Kent – The Whole Woman. I also share the core technique – Hypopressive P.s google away but be careful of what you read. This is still an underground technique although based on an ancient yogic breath, there is not a lot of ‘official research’ – which doesn’t bother me at all, but be wary when you go down the rabbit hole! And here is where I did my Hypopressive workshop in Sydney – Core Tone Fitness I also purchased and occasionally use this Pelvic Floor trainer – KGoal I did the Mutu System program for deep core healing and re-activation I also highly recommend you visit a holistically minded pelvic floor physiotherapist and do so regularly during pregnancy and postpartum Get my Om Mama Love Meditation Bundle HERE 12 Meditation Track and 12 Affirmation Cards – $49 Join The Alchemy of Emotional Freedom Online EFT Masterclass LIVE Round commencing November 11th 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 028 – Mama Guilt and Shame

One Woke Mama – Episode 028 – Mama Guilt and Shame

Posted October 28, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 028 – Mama Guilt and Shame It’s hard to avoid guilt and judgment as mamas – we experience it and we dish it out too. Truthfully, we all know it does no good. It bears down on us, heavy and suffocating and grips our heart when we find ourselves passing judgment. In this podcast with Emma Seibold we explore the importance of choosing love instead. We explore ways to invite more love in and in doing so let go of guilt and judgment3 It all comes down to love. How much do you LOVE yourself? Or at least, how often can you say “I choose love over fear” in this moment. Guilt and Judgment have no place, or strong foot-hold when we slather on compassion, understanding, acceptance… L.O.V.E. I am not going to pretend that guilt and judgment no longer show up in my life. They are there daily. But I can feel, through my body, when they are weaving their way and snaking through my mind leaving a trail of destruction. My chest feels tighter. My breathing shallow. I find myself distracted, disengaged. A lot more focused on the external. Frustrated at EVERYTHING. These are my sign-posts. What are yours? Don’t know them yet? Well GOOD, start tuning in. Pay attention to how you react to conversations, moments with your child(ren), when you’re ‘mumming’… start to notice what triggers you and sends you spiralling into guilt and/or judgment. I journal through realisations when they come to me – moments of clarity around what has sent me into guilt-zone. Or where I’m in judgment. That creates awareness and from that awareness I can’t hide from the ugliness of those emotions. I HAVE to look at it. I must deal with it. So when it happens, in real time I then CHOOSE to breathe through it. To pause, just long enough to not react and over-react. CHOOSE TO COME BACK TO YOUR TRUTH – YOU ARE ENOUGH, MORE THAN ENOUGH. YOU ARE A MAMA, JUST DOING HER BEST. AND THAT IS ENOUGH. The thing is, we are never going to be protected from the onslaught of guilt and judgment – the kind we generate from within ourselves and the kind we get slapped in the face with from friends, family and even random strangers. So we MUST learn how to nurture ourselves – come back to our centre, to regroup, to find trust in what we are doing and who we are being as women, as a mamas, as partners, colleagues, friends, sisters, daughters. ++ Emma Seibold is an inspiration to me. She is not only an incredible entrepreneur, wellness advocate, teacher and business owner but the way she leads with love as a mama AND treats herself with the respect she so deserves – well, that encourages me to be a better mama and woman too. Our conversation is going to light you up – plenty of golden nuggets to treasure and learn from. Hang out with Emma on Instagram: Visit Barre Body Online Listen to Episode 028: Show notes: Get my Om Mama Love Meditation Bundle HERE 12 Meditation Track and 12 Affirmation Cards – $49 Join The Alchemy of Emotional Freedom Online EFT Masterclass LIVE Round commencing November 11th 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 027 – Resourcing Yourself And Stretching Your Window Of Tolerance

One Woke Mama – Episode 027 – Resourcing Yourself And Stretching Your Window Of Tolerance

Posted October 20, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 027 – Resourcing Yourself And Stretching Your Window Of Tolerance A comment from a friend got me thinking about why some women, some mothers, need more space, time and tools to refuel and re-centre and why others don’t?  I explore how we are each hardwired a little differently – how the base line state of our nervous system affects how we process and handle experiences in life – such as the relentless and sometimes exhausting days within motherhood. Motherhood forces us to stretch and grow. Some of us find this stretching process to be a gentle one. Perhaps we are don’t find daily life so taxing, others like me can find it really depleting. In this episode I explore WHY we might be different – embodiment, the state of our nervous system, history of trauma affecting our individual window of tolerance and our own stories, beliefs and patterns that shape our being within the world. I also share how we can stretch ourselves to cope and to be in a more resilient, grounded, centred and peaceful state. Using resources, wellness practices, tools and Somatic exercises we can ‘arm’ ourselves up to expand our bandwith, to spend more time in the Optimal Arousal Zone – the space that is centered between the extremes of our nervous system. Listen to Episode 027: Show notes: Get my Om Mama Love Meditation Bundle HERE 12 Meditation Track and 12 Affirmation Cards – $49 Join The Alchemy of Emotional Freedom Online EFT Masterclass LIVE Round commencing November 11th 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 026 – Pulled apart and Pulled away before you become the woman you are meant to

One Woke Mama – Episode 026 – Pulled apart and Pulled away before you become the woman you are meant to

Posted October 13, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 026 – Pulled apart and Pulled away before you become the women you are meant to In today’s episode I read you a meme that has been circling on Instagram and one that I deeply resonate with. Exploring the powerful, uncomfortable yet truth-filled notion that Motherhood both pulls you apart, and pulls you away from who you were only to slowly, sometimes painfully rebuilding you into the woman, mother and human being you are meant to be. An initiation by fire. A rite of passage. A transition. The space in between. That place where we are dismantling the old self before recreating the new self -filled with discomfort, confusion, questions, stagnancy, as well as presence, surrender, willingness, beauty, joy. I feel alot of big feelings, there is a pouring out of emotions as I share that space of transition and experience of being pulled away and pulled apart. Sharing this with you is BIG and I do so in the hope that I can bring some gratitude and love into your heart for this powerful journey of matresence, change, transition. Listen to Episode 026: Show notes: Get my Om Mama Love Meditation Bundle HERE 12 Meditation Track and 12 Affirmation Cards – $49 Join The Alchemy of Emotional Freedom Online EFT Masterclass LIVE Round commencing November 11th 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 025 – Connection. Nervous System Regulation. Childhood Wounds And Trauma

One Woke Mama – Episode 025 – Connection. Nervous System Regulation. Childhood Wounds And Trauma

Posted October 07, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 025 – Connection. Nervous System Regulation. Childhood Wounds And Trauma The way we connect with our children – through our eye contact, voice, body language – can have a huge impact on how they learn to regulate their own nervous system. They are plugged into OUR energy field, our nervous system. And a chemical reaction ensures that their own PHYSICAL body responds to future experiences and challenges based on how we connect with our children, how we personally show up to experiences and challenges and how regulated we are in our nervous system. In today’s episode I dive into a mixed bag – looking at the power of connection, that oxytocin exchange and how it does more than just make us FEEL GOOD, the way we teach our children how to regulate their nervous system and therefore how we do the same for ourselves. I share examples and personal stories before diving a little further into childhood trauma and wounding – and how WHAT we learn as children about being in the world, showing up with our own regulated or dysregulated nervous affects how we COPE with experiences, challenges and difficult situations. This is an important conversation for us mamas because it shows that we can simply create a supportive and empowered container to hold our children through the inevitable challenges of life, and in learning to do this for our children we learn to heal our own wounds and traumas. Listen to Episode 025: Show notes: Get my Om Mama Love Meditation Bundle HERE 12 Meditation Track and 12 Affirmation Cards – $49 Join The Alchemy of Emotional Freedom Online EFT Masterclass commencing LIVE Round November 11th 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 024 – Just because your partner parents differently to you doesn’t mean they are wrong

One Woke Mama – Episode 024 – Just because your partner parents differently to you doesn’t mean they are wrong

Posted September 16, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 024 – Just because your partner parents differently to you doesn’t mean they are wrong The latest One Woke Mama episode dives into how we often parent differently to our partners, and how that might just be ok. In fact, perfect. Perhaps your partner, in his/her opposite parenting isn’t wrong, but actually offers something that you cannot offer to your child/children. I’ve been aware of and working on my judgements of my husband doing parenting differently to me. And all the ways that shows up. Including how I sometimes try and “teach” him my way – on a bad day this can look like me making suggestions of other things he could do or say to my daughter particularly. What is this born from? It’s fascinating when I sit back and review it objectively. And when I feel into my body, during the very moments when I’m reacting and attempting to parent him, I can see that I am in a state of control. I am controlling his parenting because on some level I don’t trust his parenting. I don’t trust his parenting because we come to believe that our way is the only way, is the right way. That only WE could possibly know what’s right for our child. After all we are their mother, right? And the fascinating thing about not trusting someone else and how they parent is that underlying that lack of trust is a deep fear – a fear of not doing the best for our child. a fear of completely fucking them up. A fear of seeing them hurt, damaged, broken. Or in some way unfulfilled in their potentially, emotionally abused. But the truth is, we can’t avoid the hurts and challenges they will face, whether at our own hand (we are human and learning on the job) or at the hands of others, or simply life it self. We can however equip them to cope, to manage, to show up, to feel, to process, to learn and grow from it all. Listen in to learn how I have come to a place of peace with the differences in my partner’s parenting. Listen to Episode 024: Show notes: Get my Om Mama Love Meditation Bundle 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 023 – The Journey of Becoming A Working Mama with Lorraine Murphy 

One Woke Mama – Episode 023 – The Journey of Becoming A Working Mama with Lorraine Murphy 

Posted September 08, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 023 – The Journey of Becoming A Working Mama with Lorraine Murphy Welcome to the latest episode of One Woke Mama with Lorraine Murphy. I’m lucky enough to chat to Lorraine Murphy, who some of you might remember from the first iteration of my podcast – The Wellness Project – where we explored all things business and baby. If you aren’t sure of who Lorraine is let me share a bit about her – Lorraine is an award winning entrepreneur, best selling author or three books now, speaker and mentor. Her NEW book, Baby, You’re Remarkable inspired today’s conversation designed to support you to calm the chaos, to get and stay organised and how to blend running a biz or working alongside being a mama. This is the book that Lorraine had wished for when first toying with the idea of starting a family alongside running her own multi-million dollar business. How to thrive with both babies – business and her real baby, Her book is candid. Real – full of truths and stories that will inspire and support you. It’s not a book of tips and specific guidance but it is a book full of insights, life hacks and ideas designed to be “cherry picked” based on you and your unique family and circumstance. Lorraine and I dive into some big stuff: Preparing for the arrival of a new baby and becoming a working mum. The challenges and struggles she faced and what she learned from that journey. The stress and pressure she felt in planning to have a family when things didn’t go to plan. What she has learned about combing work with motherhood and so much more. This is definitely one for you if you are a working mama, considering returning to work, starting or running your own business or even not yet a mama and wondering how the heck you are going to do it all. I highly recommend going back to episode #17 in my previous podcast (still available in iTunes just scroll down!) or CLICK HERE. Listen to Episode 023: Show notes: Visit Lorraine’s website HERE BUY her new book HERE GET my new meditation bundle 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 022 – The Inner voice of fear and worry with Rachel MacDonald

One Woke Mama – Episode 022 – The Inner voice of fear and worry with Rachel MacDonald

Posted September 02, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 022 – The Inner voice of fear and worry with Rachel MacDonald I’m so thrilled to share this conversation with you. Rachel MacDonald, Blog Coach, Creative, Entrepreneur, Mama and beautiful soul sister of mine opens up and shares her personal experience with the inner-worrier mind. She offers some super powerful yet simple ways to move through. I hope you love this chat as much as I do and soak up the wisdom, the story-telling and guidance with an open heart and mind. Together Rachel and I explore the inner voice of fear and worry that seems to be part and parcel with motherhood. It’s normal mamas, but we do need to create space and clear out the obsessive thoughts and rebalance that worrier mind into a more calm, trusting and peace-filled state. As mamas one of the challenges we face is the intensity of worry, anxiety and over-analysing. All of a sudden there are so many elements that we need to juggle and be aware of. Is the baby too cold, or too hot? When should I start solids? How much should I feed my baby? Is my milk supply ok? Is it ok to give formula? Why are the neighbours being so loud? What if she wakes again?… The list goes on. Constantly thinking of and caring for another human being requires alot of awareness, education, preparation and intuition. And the headiness of it all can create stress and exhaustion. I remember in the first 6 months of Soleil’s life, before I finally started to feel more confident and capable I felt like there were thousands of voices – usually critically, hyper-stressed and on high alert – telling me what to do, worrying about what I’d done or throwing a decent helping of guilt and judgment into the mix. IT WAS EXHAUSTING. I felt so disconnected from my centre, my truth, my intuition that I tended to listen to these dialled up voices. They practically screamed at me. It wasn’t lost to me how different this experience was compared to life before baby. I hadn’t felt this anxious and stuck in my head for years. In fact, I became a Life + Wellness Coach after healing my own anxiety and depression which led me to a very unhealthy and unhappy life. So I could see I was sliding back into old habits and patterns. My husband, family, friends could all see that I wasn’t myself. Of course, we all change so dramatically when we give birth and instantly become mamas, but something felt ‘broken’ within me and I could see, clearly, that I needed to find my way back to centre. I have to say mamas, something that truly helped was ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. Being real with myself about what I was thinking of feeling (fear, worry, vigilance, irrational thoughts) made a huge difference in creating a difference. I started by journaling. These entries were quite dark to be honest. But I allowed them to be without trying to ‘fix’ the shadowy thoughts   from within. I SIMPLY LET WHAT I WAS FEELING, THINKING AND EXPERIENCING BE PRESENT. In doing so I slowly began asking myself questions; What would I like to think and feel instead? How would it make me feel to be calmer and more at peace? What needs to change for this inner voice of fear and worry to quieten? I can’t say that instantly, overnight the intensity of that inner voice diminished, but I can say that my awareness shattered the bubble – the idea that I was captivate to these thoughts and couldn’t live any other way than INSIDE them. Coupled with meditation and verbally sharing how I was feeling to my family, well the shift DID start to happen. The final ‘cherry’ on top (that delivered a powerful transformation in the way I was thinking) was the psychologist I saw. The universe always provides when we are open to receiving. And I certainly was open to receiving help. My sister was close friends and neighbour to an incredible psychologist (email me if you’d like her details) who specialises in women in the post-natal phase. No word of a lie, our very first sessions was powerful and led to a huge energetic and emotional detox. I remember sitting, cross legged on the floor SOBBING as the fear, stress and worry rose up and out of me. IT WAS THESE THREE THINGS – ACKNOWLEDGMENT, MEDITATION AND PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE – THAT HELPED ME BREAK THESE PATTERNS OF FEAR AND WORRY. AND TIME. Gorgeous mama. Everything you are thinking and feeling is NORMAL. But ask yourself this – does it feel good to be constantly stressed, filled with fear and worry? Does it serve you, positively, as a mama? Does it support your children? If the answer is NO then let’s create the change that you need. It doesn’t have to be in the way I did it, but we have to do something. You deserve more peace. Listen to Episode 022: 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 021 – Why it’s OK to say NO to your children

One Woke Mama – Episode 021 – Why it’s OK to say NO to your children

Posted August 27, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 021 – Why it’s OK to say NO to your children As mothers saying NO to our children is not something we are always comfortable with. When we are programmed to believe we are responsible for their ever need, want, desire – their emotional, mental and physical well being – then practising the art of saying NO to your child may not initially be an easy process. I share how I’ve slowly learned the power and importance and art of saying NO to my children (in certain times and situations) and why it’s necessary. Saying No to your child will teach them many things. It Teaches them to honour their capacity. To respect other ppl and be a citizen of the world. Becoming more Empathetic. Teaches them they are OK just sometimes other ppl can’t be there for them and this in turn teaches resilience… But it’s important as a mama as well to be able to hold our energy and our boundaries, to be strong in our decisions and to do some from a place of love and respect. Honouring their needs, seeing their desires but also honouring your capacity to provide and hold space for those needs. It teaches us mamas to constantly be self-referencing and looking after ourselves, not just in automatic pilot mode – putting their needs first and forgetting our own. I do a lot of checking in with myself – if I’m capable of holding space for my children and connecting I do, fully, but I’m also not afraid to tell her if I don’t have the capacity right now to be what she needs or offer what she wants. I’ll give her a framework/guidance as to what and when I can meet her needs. We talk about mamas love bucket inside that’s a bit empty so I need some quiet, yoga, meditation, tea or whatever so I can come back online and ready to serve and be fully with her. She gets it. Other times I crack it and then use it as a way to teach authenticity, showing up as my raw human self and all my flaws. “I’m sorry I snapped honey. I can see I’m a bit tender, off and worn out today… it wasn’t nice to snap at you. It didn’t feel good to do that but I can see I need xxx and you need yyy… let’s find a way together.” Saying NO offers a lot of growth, for all parties involved. Tune in to learn more and discover for yourself how and why saying NO can empower you. Listen to Episode 021: 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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