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One Woke Mama – Episode 039 – Acknowledging Fear, Stress and Worry with Maria Golding.

One Woke Mama – Episode 039 – Acknowledging Fear, Stress and Worry with Maria Golding.

Posted February 25, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 039 – Acknowledging Fear, Stress and Worry with Maria Golding. Sometimes we are so deep into our fear and stress that we can’t see it and therefore can’t do anything about it. It is the awareness of it, the simple acknowledgment of it that can create real shifts. As mamas we get lost in thee day-to-day, everything that ‘needs’ doing. If we can learn to acknowledge how we are feeling and shine the light of awareness, we might find real shifts and positive turns are possible. This episode is from my private Om Mama Love membership – which is no longer running. I had the pleasure of chatting with Maria Golding – who is a leader on all things parenting, motherhood blending with spirituality and the latest in science. Talking to Maria Golding is like being held, in a big warm mama embrace. It’s as if the divine mother herself in all her wisdom and love has you in her arms. Maria’s years of work with mamas comes through in our chat – you will really learn the power of acknowledgement and awareness and how this can create for a more beautiful, empowered and intuitive mama journey. A few extra thoughts: As mamas we are often in our head so much – planning, prepping, worrying, analysing, judging. We can be filled with fear and joy all at the same time. Our body can retain stress leaving us feel tight and wound up. It’s not easy putting your all into another being – even if it’s the most fulfilling job on the planet. Truthfully though, all these fears, worry and stressors don’t aid us in anyway. It’s best we let them go. That’s easier said than done, though, right? I remember noticing, once little S had arrived, how much MORE I was in my head than I had been for years. No amount of meditation or pre-baby self development work was going to shut up the ego voice of fear, worry and with that anxiety and stress. It actually shocked me. I felt that all my ‘hard work’ on becoming more mindful and present actually had been totally lost. That I had ‘fallen apart’… Until I remembered something powerful. These fears – this EGO suit that we put on that calls up to the surface all of the worries, concerns and what-ifs – are here to help us survive. We think and behave in this way because we MUST learn how to survive and copy. And becoming a mama is like going into battle – (maybe no where near as messy and painful!) it’s unknown and it can be confused and brutal at times. Our ego, and all the concerns it brings to the surface is simply just doing its job – protecting us (and our babies) and trying to survive in what is now a totally new world and existence. So, with that remembrance I chose and still choose daily to not judge myself and to not get lost in disappointment. Instead I THANK my ego, I thank those fears and worries for showing up and keeping me diligent and focused but I quietly remind my fears that they can now dial right now. They are now allowed to take the back seat and switch gears (or even volume to a quiet hush in the background). THE FOREGROUND INSTEAD BECOMES FILLED WITH PRESENCE, WITH CONSCIOUSNESS, WITH NON-REACTIONARY BEHAVIOUR, WITH REMEMBERING TO BREATHE AND PAUSE AND UNTANGLE FROM THE MESSY WEB OF MY MIND. Moving out of fight, flight or freeze mode when our nervous system is on high alert, and choosing to enter a calmer, more relaxed state in body and mind we not only gently nudge those fears out of the limelight but we also create space for clarity, for positivity, for lateral thinking, for joy. When all of that can show up we can then tackle those fears and worries without getting lost in them. That is just messy, uncomfortable, unhelpful. We want peace, more often than not. We want to return to peace when we are caught up in fear, stress and worry. Peace is our innate nature and peace proves, again and again, to offer SO much more in running our lives. SO WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF MADLY TICKING THINGS OFF YOUR LIST TO DO, KNOW THIS, DEEP DOWN YOUR ACTUAL INTENTION IS TO SOOTHE THE ANXIETY WITHIN YOU. YOU ARE REALLY SEARCHING FOR PEACE, AREN’T YOU? In that moment, perhaps try instead to ask yourself; “What would bring me into presence and call in more peace?” And do that instead. Or perhaps I should say BE that instead. The list will still be waiting for you later when you are ready to tackle it from a place of peace instead of anxiety. Listen to Episode 039: Show notes: Connect with Maria Golding – Website and Facebook 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 036 – Asking for guidance, support and love with Amy Landry

One Woke Mama – Episode 036 – Asking for guidance, support and love with Amy Landry

Posted January 20, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 036 – Asking for guidance, support and love with Amy Landry One of the hardest things – for many of us – to do is ask for help. Yet as mamas it’s something we must learn how to do quickly, otherwise we soon find we are struggling with all that motherhood requires of us. In this episode – lovingly repurposed from Om Mama Love (previously only heard by members of OML!) Amy and I explore how and why we must call out for guidance, support and love.  Amy Landry is a beacon of light for women wanting to create long-lasting change, inside to out, via the ancient practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. Owing to her teachings of movement and mindfulness, Amy has cemented herself as a new generation leader – an inspirational teacher, speaker, mentor, mama, container of tradition, and passionate chai consumer! Renowned for her continuously sold-out international retreats, Amy is part of the ambassador family for Australian Yoga Journal, has been featured on the cover of Om Yoga & Lifestyle magazine and YOGA Magazine (UK), is the regular Yoga contributor for Nature & Health magazine, has presented at festivals including Wanderlust, Evolve, Byron Spirit Fest, and Ekam Yoga Festival, and has taught globally in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and beyond Listen to Episode 036: Show notes: Purchase Om Mama Love HERE -Currently reduced to $36 from $49! 12 dedicated meditations for mamas exploring relevant and powerful themes. Including 12 Affirmation cards to support you own journey of meditation and mindfulness. Connect with Amy: Facebook Website 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 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 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 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

One Woke Mama – Episode 015 – Mama, You Are Meant To Fall Flat On Your Face. That’s How You Grow.

One Woke Mama – Episode 015 – Mama, You Are Meant To Fall Flat On Your Face. That’s How You Grow.

Posted July 21, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Mama, You Are Meant To Fall Flat On Your Face. That’s How You Grow. In Episode 015 I talk on the power and importance of embracing the falls and struggles we experience during our Motherhood journey. There is no linear experience where you start at the beginning, complete a obstacle pathway and find yourself at the holy grail, the miraculous end point where you ‘know” everything and have nailed this motherhood thing. Nope, it’s a rolling experience – it is an never ending ride of highs and lows. And mostly, we do alot of navigating blindly through the dark, falling often, stumbling and tripping. We might sail through for a while cruising along and things are going well until another upleveling is required. We are taken to our edge to face our own inner wounds through our children (perhaps their tantrums trigger you, or their incessant talking, or constant winter sickness…) And there we find ourselves face down in the dirt again. WHY am I sharing this? Not to paint a bleak picture. No quite the opposite… to actually show you how beautiful this journey of growth is. You get to repeatedly grow yourself up! Listen to Episode 015 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 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. 10th August, 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 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

My new podcast is here! Introducing One Woke Mama

My new podcast is here! Introducing One Woke Mama

Posted April 21, 2019

Introducing my new podcast – One Woke Mama; the journey of awakening through motherhood. So I’m what you’d call a ‘grower’. Even during times when I’d much rather be the kind of person to blindly move through life (smashing it all up with no reflection and a heap of fun) I simply can’t avoid my soul programming – the inner desire, need and calling to learn and grow from my life experiences. I think it’s part of why I’m ‘here’ (earth side) again. There’s something I’m looking for (aren’t we all?) Something I’m trying to grasp at (I’m had a greater, stronger sense of what that is and not surprisingly it relates to two major things;LOVE and PURPOSE) which can only be reached – for me at least – through growth work. Sometimes that growth work is light, effortless and soaked through with an easy sensibility. A more feathery light touch to self development. Other times it’s BIG and requires all of me.It’s deep and mind-glowingly beautiful (and uncomfortable!) So it’s no surprise to me that here I am relaunching my podcast (finally – whoop whoop!) And relaunching it on Easter Monday – a time that represents REBIRTH.  This podcast centres on the growth journey towards consciousness that motherhood has activated. Becoming more ‘WOKE’. On the journey towards awareness, insight, wisdom as One Woke Mama. +++++ ONE WOKE MAMA will take you with me – as I deep dive through motherhood and the consciousness it demands of me.  ‘One Woke Mama’ is journey of awakening through the raw, sometimes painful, always beautiful and definitely messy ride that is motherhood. This is OUR journey, beautiful mamas (and YES this podcast can be easily, happily and fruitfully listened to by all!) in mind, body and soul towards consciousness. Seeking clarity. Hunting down the truth. Diving into the discomfort of healing. Uncovering shadowsand rising out of them back. Risinginto a NEW woman. Through my personal brand of storytelling, musings, wisdom bombs and insights we journey into motherhood,the catalyst, if you so choose, to become more conscious, aware… woke. I’m just one mama following the path to WOKE. And I hope you choose to wake up with me too. Interviews, meditations, musings, stories, riffing and more. Similar flavour and vibe to The Wellness Project Podcast, but with a different focus and energy. I’ve been through a WILD (motherhood) ride and I feel called to share it and support other mamas too. +++ So what is left for you to do? LISTEN IN. This is for you, from me, and for me too. For all of us. I’m so ridiculously excited to be sharing this with you – getting this together amongst the daily grind of motherhood is no small feat (also, I prioritise self care and slowing down when the juggle is draining or times are challenging) Click on THIS image below to be taken to the podcast HQ. Or listen in and subscribe via soundcloud and iTunes via the buttons below.  iTUNES    ||    SOUNCLOUD ++++ One Woke Mama Current Episode Playlist Episode Ground Zero – The framework and energy of One Woke Mama Episode 01 – How Our Children Trigger Our Shadows Episode 02 – Authenticity in Motherhood Episode 03 –Healing, Growing and Awakening through Motherhood; Interview with Maryanne Sea Episode 04 –How Self Love Makes You A More Loving Mama + Meditation ++++++ This podcast is a real-time, real-life unfolding of what I’m learning, experiencing, processing, reflecting and growing through. It’s designed to share, authentically (which is how I best teach) and to also encircle YOU in this journey. Supporting your own journey of awakening. I cannot WAIT to hear what you think. Hit me back on email here or better still, let’s connect via Instagram – @claireowellness– which is where I tend to hang the most. love and light, Claire x Read more


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