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051: Change your Food, Change your Mood, Change your Life | Bel Smith

Follow your passion; it will lead to your purpose

[Oprah Winfrey]

Do you feel under pressure to feed your children healthily when all they want are sweets and chocolate? Do you feel bewildered by food labels that appear to be healthy but you’re not quite sure?

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you’ll discover about a passion so strong, it became a life changer.

My guest today is SuperMum, Bel Smith.

Bel is a Health and Wellness coach and lives a life on the road with her husband, Israel, ten year old daughter and six year old son. Last year they made the giant leap of selling their home and investing in a big green bus named Kaley. Bel and her family made it their mission to spend two years touring Australia spreading the important message of eating well for a better life.

Bel is the creator of the Mad Food Science™ Programme where she teaches children, parents and teachers how to understand food labelling and make informed choices. She also created the 5 Minute Healthy Lunchbox System™ as a way to help reduce the stress for parents packing lunch boxes.

Having turned to nutrition to treat her husband’s diagnosis of depression, Bel quickly saw the affects the quality of nutrition were having on all members of her family. She learned that what you put in your body has a direct affect on your mood, emotions and overall wellness. Bel knows that knowledge of nutrition is a powerful tool to both mental and physical wellness and wanted to spread her message.

Today Bel shares her family’s incredible journey across the length and breath of Australia. And she encourages you to think, ‘What would Jamie [Oliver] do?’ not only when considering your food choices, but your life choices.

I’m delighted to have Bel on my show today as she’ll teach you how to transform your life through following your passion, standing for what you believe in, and the power of self belief.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • What inspired Bel to sell her home, live in a bus and travel Australia
  • What triggered Bel to spontaneously quit her corporate job without warning
  • What life on the road is like when you have children in tow
  • Why Bel believes her lifestyle choice has enriched her children’s lives beyond belief
  • The difference between distance learning and homeschooling and how to incorporate it in your travels
  • How to regain confidence in yourself as a mum and be strong in your decision making
  • If in doubt, why you can ask yourself, ‘What would Jamie do?’

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

If you want to leave a comment for Bel, whether it’s about nutrition, education or lifestyle, then we’d love you to come and say hello.

And let us know in the comments;

Have you ever made a radical life change in order to pursue your passion? Is there something you believe in so strongly that you’re willing to change your life for it?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

QUOTE AUTHOR: Oprah Winfrey

BEL’S INFORMATION

PROFILE: Jamie Oliver

BOOK: The Universe Has Your Back: How to Feel Safe and Trust Your Life No Matter What by Gabrielle Bernstein

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Gentle Healing for Baby and Child: A Parent’s Guide to Child Friendly Herbs and Other Natural Remedies for Common Ailments and Injuries by Andrea Candee

PSSST, IS IT JUST ME? Thanks to Fred age 7 from Canberra, Australia. If you would like your little one to feature at the end of my show, send me an email and I’ll tell you how

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Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, finding time for herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

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037: Discover How to Set the Burning Desire in Your Belly Ablaze | Kate Greenstock

If you’re a mother, then you’re already having an impact on the world. Yes indeed-ee.

[Kate Greenstock]

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’ll be discovering how to set the burning desire in your belly ablaze.

As a busy mum with competing demands and limited time you often feel torn and pulled in different directions. You pour out so much of yourself, your emotions, your energy into your family. It can feel like you’re carrying so much, but at the same time being ‘unproductive’ in the world’s eyes, despite wanting to make your mark.

But we’re going to give you another perspective.

My guest today is SuperMum Kate Greenstock

Kate, her husband, and their three children, who are 13, 11 and 7, live near Richmond Park in Greater London where she loves to breathe, cycle and deer stalk. Transitioning from a calling-the-shots career woman, to being a mother with no rule book to follow, proved to be more of a challenge than Kate expected.

But she found a solution, and along with it, her calling to help other mothers who were also feeling lost in motherhood.

At Wild Rubies, Kate helps mums to feel like they’re truly living, rather than just existing; re-discovering themselves and re-imagining their work lives in the process​.

If you’re tired of being seen as just a worker or just a mother, Kate will help you find a way forward. Then you get to be seen by the world full and whole, and in creative technicolour.

Kate gives you permission to ​take the space to breathe ​and​​ ​find the clarity ​needed ​to set your eyes on what’s ahead for you.

I’m so excited to welcome Kate to my show because she will teach you to be more like your children – incomplete, imperfect, curious, daring, outrageous and completely loved – and in doing so, fuel that fire in your belly.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why every mother is unique and has her own special impact on the world, and how to discover those qualities in yourself
  • How Kate overcame her struggle of moving from a corporate career to motherhood where there is no formula, no costume, nowhere to hide and worst of all, no map or guide
  • Why understanding our own core beliefs and values acts as a foundation stone for the way we are as women and mothers
  • Kate’s opinion of change and how we can better handle change in our lives
  • How as mums we can connect with our instincts to find our ‘thing’
  • How we can find our purpose in a crazy mummy world
  • How we can move away from the old and venture into something that suits us better

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

If you have a question or want some advice from a bold mother who can help you birth something brilliant, ask away.

And let us know in the comments. Do you have something humming away in your pocket? Is it time to pull it out and discover its beauty, or do you need to be patient until the time is right?

Kate and I are waiting to hear you comments and help you out as much as possible.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

KATE’S WEBSITE: Wild Rubies

ORGANISATION: Mothers at Home Matter

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

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Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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