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068: Is it OK to Wish it Away? | Lisa York

When you’re stuck in the middle of a challenging time, it’s natural to want to wish it away. So make the situation better so you can look back with fondness.

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067: Edit your Life, the Key to Minimalist Parenting | Christine Koh

Minimalism can seem like a ridiculous dream when you’re up to your eyes in kiddy paraphernalia. But Editing Your Life doesn’t mean having a spartan home or a frugal lifestyle.

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066: Stop ‘Doing’ and Start ‘Being’ (At Least for a While) | Michelle Dawson

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064: What I Learned from Childhood about the Importance of Embracing Change | Lisa York

Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end
[Robin Sharma]
 

I don’t think I’ve ever reflected on my own childhood as much as I have since becoming a mum myself. I expect you feel the same.

Your childhood experiences shape and mould the things you do as a mum. You’ve bought your rituals from a time when you were a kid yourself into your own family today.

 

All the fun stuff. Like having pizza and a movie on a Friday night.
But there are also the things that you’ve decided never to do with your own brood. Because you don’t want them to feel the way you did growing up.
I hadn’t realised until I became a mum why I’m so pro change. Why I’m all for taking control of your life. And why I’m a firm believer that you have the power to shape your own future.

 

Turns out, it stems from my own childhood.

This week on High Five Friday, I talk about the importance of embracing change. Because if you don’t, it can cause a whole heap of problems that you didn’t bargain for.

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Do you embrace change or do you bury your head in the sand like an ostrich? Does taking steps towards creating a different life fill you with fear?

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Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

QUOTE AUTHOR: Robin Sharma

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

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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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063: What to Do When the Passion for the Career You Once Loved, Dies | Monica Froese

You don’t have to choose between a career and your family, you can define your life on your own terms 

[Monica Froese]

Before becoming a parent, you had your life pretty-much sorted. That included forging a career you loved and worked hard to excel in. You assumed your baby would just slot effortlessly into life as you knew it. Why wouldn’t you? After all, you’re completely in control of the world you built. Right?

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be talking about what happens when your children come along, and with them the realisation that you suddenly hate your career. The life goals and achievements you used to be so passionate about just don’t seem to matter anymore. 

My guest today is SuperMum, Monica Froese.

Monica lives in Buffalo, New York with her husband and 4 year old daughter, Lydia. Following a traumatic delivery experience, and dealing with the repercussions that followed, Monica found her priorities and goals had been turned upside down. The corporate career and business travel that she once loved were no longer enjoyable or fulfilling once her daughter came along.

Her despondence with family-friendly workplace policies led her to the US White House, where she discussed the concerns of many working mums with Obama’s senior advisors. She even met the President himself.

However, still disillusioned, Monica wasn’t willing to accept this as her new normal. Instead, she and her husband forged a strategy so that she could leave the corporate world behind and start an online business from home.  Monica now helps other mums throw away the guilt, and empowers them to build an online business that brings her flexibility and fulfilment.

Today Monica will help you understand whether working from home really is the ticket to freedom that you think it is, and if so, how to make the transition from being employed to being your own boss. She’ll talk about finding the balance between work and family, staying motivated in your new day-job, and how to effectively manage your time around your work and your children.

I am so happy to have Monica on my show today as she’ll help you consider whether a work from home life really is for you. We’ll hear about her practical resources for setting up an online business and she’ll walk you through her formula to success.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • How Monica found herself at the White House speaking on behalf of working parents, and all thanks to a humble blog
  • How to communicate your ‘radical’ new idea to your husband to get him fully on board with your new venture
  • Transitioning from a steady and secure corporate career to the unknown waters of working from home
  • Staying motivated now you no longer have a boss breathing down your neck and important deadlines to meet
  • Managing routines during working hours and balancing family and work life so neither suffers.
  • The 3 vital components, and a complete walk through, of Monica’s Busy Moms Building™ online course

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

Did your feelings towards your career change once your children came along? Did the passion for work suddenly die once you had a baby in your arms? Have you done anything about it?

If you want to leave a comment for Monica, we’d love you to come and say hello.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

MONICA’S INFORMATION

MONICA’S FREE E-COURSE: Busy Moms Building Online Businesses: 12 steps to running your home online business for busy moms

RESOURCE: Trello: Web-based project management application

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PSSST, IS IT JUST ME? Thanks to Monica’s daughter Lydia, age 4 from Buffalo, New York

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062: How to Be Strong and Grounded for Your Family | Victoria Kate

Get back in your lighthouse, and let your light shine

If I told you to get back into your lighthouse, you’d probably think I was being rude. But what if that’s the best place for you?

Using a lighthouse as a metaphor, Life Coach Victoria Kate explains why coming out of your lighthouse doesn’t help anyone.

Not yourself. Not your children. Not your family or your friends. Nope. The best place for you is back inside.

Because that’s where you serve everyone best.

This week on High Five Friday, Victoria and I tell you about the importance of staying strong and shining your light brightly. For everyones sake.

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Do you frantically come out of your lighthouse desperately trying to fix everything? Or are you tucked snuggly inside wallowing in a bubble bath, sipping champagne and indulging in a good book?

What do you do in your lighthouse? I’d love to hear from you in the comments

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Lisa York x

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PREVIOUS EPISODE: 011: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making your Dreams come True | Victoria Kate

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061: How to Transform Yourself from a Hot Mess to Mindful Mom | Ali Katz

You can live the life that feels so good to you 

[Ali Katz]

When you set out on your parenting journey you never planned on being a ‘Hot Mess’. However, there are days when that’s how you end up. I know. I’ve had those days too. But the great news is, it’s possible to change that. Tell me what you’d rather be. A Hot Mess or a Mindful Mum?

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be discussing how you can shift your experience as a mum by changing the way you deal with all that life throws at you. And it’s done through the use of mindfulness and meditation.

My guest today is SuperMum, Ali Katz.

Ali’s a mindfulness coach, meditation teacher, author, wife and mum to two boys aged 11 and 9. She loves sharing her passion for living a balanced life with others, and has been featured on MindBodyGreenStyle magazine, Fox 26 NewsHerFutureHouston Family magazine, and LiveMom.com. When not meditating, writing, teaching, or spending time with her family in Houston, Texas, Ali enjoys running, practicing yoga, and sipping tea. 

Ali’s mission is to inspire mothers to leave overwhelm, stress and guilt behind and embrace a life of balance, presence and joy. What I love about what Ali has to share is that she keeps it real. She’s a busy mum herself, so she gets that you don’t have spare time to head off to a mountain top to sit cross-legged saying omm’s. 

Instead she brings mindfulness and meditation right back into your crazy life, and teaches you how to stay calm and balanced even when you’re scraping dried on Weetabix off the carpet. Again.

I’m delighted to welcome Ali to my show as she’ll walk you through the reasons why meditation and mindfulness are so important in your every day life. And she’s here to help you see the importance of taking time to make sure you really are your very best self.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • How a serious illness was just the wake up call Ali needed to transform the ‘Hot Mess’ that dominated her early parenting years
  • The difficulty in fitting mindfulness into your busy life, and the 3 keys to successful meditation practise
  • The science. If you like facts, here’s the evidence of how meditation can rewire your brain
  • The simple exercise of having a stress/gratitude list and how to make it work in your life as a busy mum
  • Trigger plans for managing stress quickly – get into a better state in just 60 seconds
  • How mindfulness and meditation can help you make more considered and sensible parenting choices

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

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And let us know in the comments;

Are you a ‘Hot Mess’ mum or a mindful one?. Perhaps like me, you’re somewhere in between. Have you got any great tips to help keep your cool when things go crazy?

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Lisa York x

Show Notes:

ALI’S INFORMATION

ALI’S BOOKS

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PROFILE: Marianne Williamson

PROFILE: Gabrielle Bernstein

PSSST, IS IT JUST ME? Thanks to Benny age 4  from Canberra, Australia.

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060: 3 Alternative Secrets to Happiness that You Might Not Have Thought Of | Lisa York

Don’t just do what makes you happy. Be happy with what you’re doing
Have you ever been on your dream holiday but felt tired and irritable while you were there?

Are you wearing those beautiful shoes that you’ve been longing for, but still have an empty feeling in the pit of your stomach?

Have you finally got the promotion that you’ve been working long and hard for, only to be sat at your desk feeling unfulfilled?

And you ask yourself, “Why can’t I just be happy?”

Well, perhaps it’s because you’ve fallen into the trap of associating happiness with something tangible. If so, it’s time to have a rethink.

This week on High Five Friday, I explore 3 alternative secrets to enduring happiness that you might not have thought of.

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What’s your secret to happiness? It’s not allowed to be a place, an object or a person.  Share what makes you smile in the comments.

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Lisa York x

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059: Having it all; Career, Kids and Contentment | Sarah Argenal

It is possible to find meaning and purpose and peace as a powerful mom and professional

[Sarah Argenal]

Having a successful career takes energy, drive and determination. Long hours, a heavy work load and the pressure to say yes to everything can be overwhelming. But when you become a parent and throw children into the mix, combining work and parenthood can start to really swamp you. But you don’t want to give either up.

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you’ll discover a way through that fog. Because it’s possible to be committed, not only to your family, but to keeping your career alive.

My guest today is SuperMum, Sarah Argenal.

Sarah and her husband, Joey live in San Diego, California. They have a 3 year old boy Beckett, and are expecting their second son in June. After becoming a mum, Sarah found the demands of working in Corporate Litigation alongside juggling family life to be exhausting and overwhelming. So she started a futile quest for help and information. But there was nothing out there.

She knew that something had to change, if not only for herself, but for the many other corporate parents who wanted to keep a firm foothold in both worlds.  After hundreds of hours of research, Sarah created her own support system and founded the Working Parent Resource.

Sarah offers her community of like-minded working mums and dads reliable information and practical training to help them successfully manage their career and home life. Her Frazzled to Balanced™ Bootcamp “helps ambitious working parents slow down and reclaim their time so they can focus on what matters most.”

Today Sarah shares her journey of navigating her corporate career; keeping her relationships alive and her home life happy; and being the best mum she can possibly be. All whilst helping other parents figure out how to have it all too. 

I’m delighted to have Sarah on my show today as she’ll teach you how to manage your time, conserve your energy; take time out to recharge and focus on you; AND achieve a happy balance between home and work.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • The struggles Sarah faced during the early parenting years when trying to balance her career and life as a new mum
  • Why it’s better to focus on your levels of energy, rather than the amount of time you have
  • How to eliminate, automate and delegate when tackling your never-ending to-do list
  • How to ensure you’re taking time out to re-charge and focus on yourself, despite having a full life
  • Managing the energy-zapping and toxic people in your life, so you can be surrounded by high quality and supportive people
  • What balance looks like in Sarah’s incredibly busy but extremely fulfilling life

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

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If you would like to leave a comment for Sarah  then we’d love you to come and say hello.

And let us know in the comments;

Are you determined to keep your career on track, despite the numerous demands of motherhood? How well are you juggling your work and home life?

We would love to hear your story.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

QUOTE : Taken from How Working Moms are Selling Themselves Short (and how to stop) by Sarah Argenal

SARAH’S INFORMATION

PODCAST: Working Parent Resource

PREVIOUS EPISODE: 002: Boundless Energy and How to Get It

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

BOOK: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

PSSST, IS IT JUST ME? Thanks to Pippa aged 7 from London, UK.

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“I love this podcast. I listen to it when my little one has his morning nap and the other two have left for school. It’s my ME-time with a cup of coffee and peace and quiet- time to get inspired by amazing people and to map out a path for myself beyond motherhood. Thanks Lisa for all your great work! 😀”

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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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