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Cyclical Living & Intentional Motherhood — 084

Conscious Parenting, Cyclical Living, Healing

April McMurtry, creator of The Moon Is My Calendar, goes deep on how the moon serves as a guide to us on the journey of cyclical living and awareness, and how we can bring this awareness into our relationship with our daughters.

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How to Raise Empowered Daughters — 083

Jessica Connolly shares her inspiring story of raising 4 daughters to be connected to their feminine power and potential, and how that is possible to cultivate at any age. Mellisa & Jessica describe a one-of-a-kind new project designed for mothers who want to empower their daughters to form a vital, healthy connection to the sacred power of the feminine cycle.

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Conscious Parenting, Healing, Women's Health

Healing from Birth Trauma & Pregnancy Complications — 082

Best-selling author of Pregnancy Brain, Parijat Deshpande’s world changed when her complicated, high risk pregnancy ended with the birth of her son at 25 weeks. In this episode, we explore trauma, the nervous system and how to use the mind body connection to not just manage a high risk pregnancy but actually thrive.

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Birth, Healing, Loss & Grief, Pregnancy

Conscious Parenting and Healing Ourselves — 081

Host Mellisa Reeves and guest Tamara Iglesias of Welly Nest, a conscious parenting coach, explore how motherhood brings up all of the unresolved issues in our lives and how conscious parenting serves as an invitation to heal our own selves.

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Conscious Parenting, Healing, New Mama

The Eating Instinct – Motherhood and Diet Culture — 080

Virginia Sole-Smith frequently wrote diet articles for women’s magazines but much of what she wrote never rang true for her. Then, when her first child was born with a rare congenital heart condition and wouldn’t eat on her own, she began to connect the dots of how outside influences can alter our bodies’ natural instincts to nourish and satiate ourselves.

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Love After Babies, New Mama, Women's Health

Breaking Down Barriers to Equal Access to Reproductive Health Care — 079

Few people have the tenacity and the resolve to recognize a gap in women’s health care services and then break down the barriers to fill the gap and find a place for themselves amid the new design. But, that is exactly what today’s guest, Director of Midwifery Care, Nikia Grayson, CNM, DNP, MPH did at CHOICES — Memphis Center for Reproductive Health in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Birth, Pregnancy, Women's Health