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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.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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047: The Definitive Guide to Being a Successful Mum | Jody Moore

Once you change the inside, the outside will begin to change as well

[Jody Moore]

How do you know whether you’re being successful as a mum when there’s no measure? No pay rise, no promotion, no pat on the back.

In this episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you’ll find out what success looks like in your role as a mum so you can go out and start to achieve it.

My guest today is SuperMum, Jody Moore.

Jody lives in Roseville, California with her husband and four children who are 14 months, 3, 9 and 10. Jody is a Speaker, Life Coach and Momologist. That’s right, a Momologist. She’s an expert on mums.

Through her work, Jody helps mums understand and define success and believes that happiness is a skill that can be taught.  Once Jody figured out how to change her own reality to a much happier one, she couldn’t keep it to herself and went on to found the Bold New Mom community.

In her decade of experience bringing up children, Jody knew her role as a mum was the most important one. Yet, like a lot of mums, felt it was the one she was the least qualified to perform well. This led her to learn about how to be successful in the ‘job’, and to reprogram her mind to achieve it. She realised that negative emotion and disappointment can actually be used to serve us.

Jody will teach you that being successful will help shape other areas of your life. In doing so, you can relieve yourself of the pressure to always have to get it right; drop your innate desire to continually keep your children happy; and start to retain your own identity despite the relentless demands of motherhood.

I am delighted to have Jody on my show today as she’ll help you understand that success is measured by things within your control, and will hand you the tools you need to excel as a mum.

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • What a ‘Momologist’ is, and how they can help you
  • How to take pressure off yourself to have to always get it right
  • Why measuring success as a mum is so difficult when there’s no gauge
  • How you can start to measure your mothering success
  • Why you should start looking towards things you can control, rather than what you can’t
  • Why your desire to make your children happy could be holding you back
  • How to use negative emotion to serve you

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

If you want to leave a comment for a Momologist – an expert on mums – then come and say hi.

And let us know in the comments;

What does success look like for you in motherhood? Are you focusing on things within your control? Or do you feel like you’re swimming upstream fighting against things that are out of your control?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

JODY’S INFORMATION:

PROFILE: Oprah Winfrey

PROFILE: Simon Sinek

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

COMMENCEMENT SPEECH: Dartmouth’s Commencement Speech by Shonda Rhimes

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Lisa York

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.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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