037 As we rise, our children rise….and other nuggets of parenting wisdom with Tami Astorino

February 16, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

This week, Join Tami and Michelle as they explore why nurturing ourselves nurtures our children. Tami Astorino, M.Ed. is the Co-Creator or Rise Gatherings. Tami is a national speaker, yoga instructor, educator and plant nutrition enthusiast who facilitates classes and retreat experiences to empower women.  She combines her 25 years of experience in the fields of counseling psychology and fitness to create opportunities for people to grow and experience more joy. Her organization, Rise Gatherings, provides day and weekend retreat experiences where women gather to raise their voices and spirits. www.risegatherings.com

Should you decide to join us for the annual retreat weekend May 18th-20th please use the code MICHELLE to receive $100 off the cost of your ticket.

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036 Breathe, Smile, and Let Go in 2018

February 9, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Michelle recorded the first version of this podcast title early in 2017 and now has a brand new edition for 2018! Listen in....

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035 Motherhood Reimagined: When Becoming a Mother Doesn’t Go As Planned

November 30, 2017

At the age of thirty-nine, Sarah Kowalski heard her biological clock ticking, loudly. A single woman harboring a deep ambivalence about motherhood, Kowalski needed to decide once and for all: Did she want a baby or not? More importantly, with no partner on the horizon, did she want to have a baby alone? Once she revised her idea of motherhood―from an experience she would share with a partner to a journey she would embark upon alone―the answer came up a resounding Yes. After exploring her options, Kowalski chose to conceive using a sperm donor, but her plan stopped short when a doctor declared her infertile. How far would she go to make motherhood a reality? Kowalski catapulted herself into a diligent regimen of herbs, Qigong, meditation, acupuncture, and more, in a quest to improve her chances of conception. Along the way, she delved deep into spiritual healing practices, facing down demons of self-doubt and self-hatred, ultimately discovering an unconventional path to parenthood. In the end, to become a mother, Kowalski did everything she said she would never do. And she wouldn't change a thing. 

http://motherhoodreimagined.org/about-us/

 

 

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034 Dharma Comics: Uplifting Comics On The Curious Journey Through Life And Love

November 23, 2017

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Ever wonder who designed the stick figure meditator in Michelle’s podcast logo? Leah Pearlman is the creator and founder of Dharma Comics, a popular web comic series. She is also the author of Drawn Together: Uplifting Comics on the curious Journey through Life and Love. She had originally started her career as a technologist, most recently working for Facebook where she co-created both Facebook pages and the Like button, the very features that later helped her comics spread.

 

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033 Chapter 1: Mindful Parenting in a Messy World: Breathing Space

November 16, 2017

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Michelle shares Chapter 1 of her newly released bestselling book, "Mindful Parenting In A Messy World: Living With Presence & Parenting With Purpose". Get a copy of Michelle’s new book at www.mindfulparentingbook.com where you can also register for a free instant webinar and Q & A

 

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032 Mindful Parenting In A Messy World: Living With Presence & Parenting With Purpose

October 13, 2017

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Michelle shares the introductory chapter to her newly released book, "Mindful Parenting In A Messy World: Living With Presence & Parenting With Purpose" Listen in for chapter 1 next week! Get a copy of my new book at www.mindfulparentingbook.com

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031 The Reluctant Parent: Stories Of Love, Adoption, Diversity, And Self-Care

October 5, 2017

Michelle interviews the inspiring Lynn Johnson. Lynn is a visionary entrepreneur, speaker, girl advocate, and Co-Founder/CEO of Spotlight: Girls – a certified B Corp that inspires, educates, and activates girls & women to take center stage. A multi-media platform and summer camp, Spotlight: Girls gives girls the skills to step into their light and become the leaders we’ve all been waiting for. 

In 2016, Lynn raised over $300,000 in capital to grow her business and prepare to franchise Go Girls! ™ - their popular summer camp - nationally.  A sought-after speaker and facilitator, her work has been recognized by Ashoka Changemakers, SheEO, and ICA Fund Good Jobs. Lynn is the very first recipient of the Force for Good Fund, an accelerator focused on women/people-of-color entrepreneurs growing best-for-the world businesses. Most recently, she became the winner of SheKnows Media’s #ThePitch – a platform and video series launched to elevate, connect and coach female entrepreneurs.

Lynn works as a coach for Jenny Kassan Consulting and serves on the National Advisory Board of Teaching Artists Guild, the Board of Directors of the How Kids Learn Foundation, and the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women.  She and her wife and co-founder, Allison Kenny, live and work in Oakland, CA with their yappy dogs and squirrely Go Girl!, playing theater games at the dinner table and fighting to see who can be the bossiest.

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030 Tales From The Road: One Families Experience Traveling Across the US

September 28, 2017

Join us as Michelle chat’s with Aaron and Megan Schiller about their epic adventure traveling across the United States for three months in an Airstream trailer with their two daughters.

Megan and Aaron Schiller are the hosts of Muse & The Catalyst, a podcast about getting inspired and taking action to create the life of your dreams. Megan is the founder of The Art Pantry, a design studio specializing in children's creative play spaces. Aaron is a life coach who works with parents focused on their personal, spiritual, and professional growth. They are the parents of two girls, ages 9 and 5, and live in Mill Valley, California.

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029 Understanding Our Misunderstood Kids: A Different View On The “Difficult” Child

September 14, 2017

Listen in as Dayna Abraham, Author of the new book The Superkids Activity Guide To Conquering Every Day shares her philosophy on how parents can help empower their children. Be ready to flip your views and see how a child’s struggles and differences  can help them grow. Dayna is full of practical tips and offers a ton of free resources on her Website and Facebook Groups.

Dayna is the mother to three totally awesome superkids who inspire her every day to be the best grown-up sidekick they could ask for. When she’s not helping her kids conquer the world, she keeps busy by writing at lemonlimeadventures.com, writing books like Sensory Processing 101, STEAM Kids, and Learn and Play with LEGO®, and drinking lots of coffee. As a little girl, she wished grown-ups and other kids saw her as a superkid, so now she’s made it her mission to inspire kids like you to love who they are and embrace their differences.

 

 

 

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028 What is your Mother’s Quest? Digging Into Our Purpose with Julie Neale

September 8, 2017

Join Julie and Michelle as they discuss the importance and sacredness of mother’s connecting to their purpose. We also discuss how Julie’s quest has brought her closer to social justice work and you can listen in to her podcast with Nicole Lee about Courageous Conversation about Race here. During our conversation she also mentioned a podcast she recorded with her son Ryan and you can listen to that here.

Mother’s Quest Founder, Julie Neale honors both the magic and the mess of parenthood and believes our children challenge us to grow into our best selves. She is on a mission to live a truly E.P.I.C. life and, through her example, inspire her children to do the same. Her “for-purpose” venture, Mother’s Quest, provides inspiration, coaching and community so other mothers can live their E.P.I.C. lives.

 

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