Episode #33: How To Truly Thrive in Matrescence

Episode #33: How To Truly Thrive in Matrescence

Motherhood fears and how to overcome them – with Belinda Hughes
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If you knew about matrescence – the developmental transformation a woman goes through when she becomes a mother – before you became a mum, would it have changed your motherhood experience?

Imagine you knew, before you had your baby: what is matrescence, how does matrescence change you, and how might matrescence manifest for you.
Moreover, what if someone encouraged you to prepare yourself for matrescence by delving into yourself, and your life to this point, and writing a plan for your matrescence journey?

In this episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED! I share with you knowledge, information and an evidence-based strategy that will help you thrive in matrescence, especially if you are expecting a baby.

Key takeaways from this episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED!:

♥    We need more information and language around matrescence so we can better support ourselves through motherhood

♥    Becoming a mother shakes you up and you have little control over how matrescence will manifest for you, but you can prepare yourself to thrive and feel happy in motherhood

 Write Your Empowered Matrescence Plan- prepare yourself for motherhood and truly thrive – Take the mini course today and truly thrive in matrescence (don’t forget to let your friends know about this course!).

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In this episode you will learn: 
[Timestamps]

[3.30] A woman has three reproductive stages in life: menarche, matrescence and menopause

[7.50] Matrescence – when a woman is reproducing and becoming a mother, is the most understudied of the three.

[10.10] What is matrescence, where does the term come from and what does it mean?

[15.55] Learn how a woman’s brain changes when she becomes a mother

[27.15] What else influences how matrescence will manifest for you

[29.00] Being prepared for matrescence with knowledge, and understanding yourself is paramount in truly thriving in matrescence

[37.30] Write yourself a matrescence plan

MENTIONS AND INFORMATION

Take my Write Your Empowered Matrescence Plan mini course today or tell a friend about it.

Learn more about matrescence, your brain and your mind and how to be happier in motherhood with one of Dr Jen’s courses

 

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Episode #32: 6 Steps to Lasting Happiness – The Real Self-Care w/ Wendy Euler

Episode #32: 6 Steps to Lasting Happiness – The Real Self-Care w/ Wendy Euler

Motherhood fears and how to overcome them – with Belinda Hughes
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What is self-care?

Chocolate cake, spa days and alcohol are NOT self-care.

In this episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED! I speak with the amazing and admirable mum of three Wendy Euler. Wendy is the creator of the highly successful women’s empowerment movement Goodbye Crop Top and the podcast Cropped – a midlife minute (learn more about these in the MENTIONS section below).

I believe that as women there is so much we can learn from women who have gone before us. And Wendy delivers learnings in spades.

This conversation goes there!
It is deep, nourishing, informative and focussed on empowering women towards great mental health and happiness. See why we dislike popular “self-care” and how focussing on our courage, confidence, consciousness, curiosity, conversations, and true relationships are far more important.

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know.
But if you listen, you may learn something new.
– Dalai Lama
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In this episode you will learn: 

[Timestamps]

[2.30] The most important “hat” we can put on is our own

[5.15] Mothering changes from generation to generation

[8.30] Recognising the impact of your transgenerational (trauma) tail

[9.15] Having the consciousness to be curious and ask yourself: Is this me? Does this suit me?

[9.55] 6 things that ARE self-care

[11.15] The key to nourishing relationships

[15.00] Managing the mask of motherhood

[16.10] How to exercise your mind

[18.00] The key to good mental health and happiness

[21.40] What confidence really is

[33.45] The 3 pivots in a woman’s life

[38.50] The beauty of caring less in motherhood

MENTIONS AND INFORMATION

Find out more about Wendy Euler and Goodbye Crop Top

Listen to Cropped – a midlife minute – and learn more about Wendy’s great podcast. – about Wendy Euler and Goodbye Crop Top

Read Dr Jen’s book I Wish Someone Had Told Me… – unspoken truths about what really happens to women during labour, childbirth and the first few weeks of motherhood.

Explore Dr Jen’s new course Write Your Empowered Matrescence Plan to learn more about how to create your perfect Village – released October 20, 2022.

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About my guest WENDY EULER

Wendy Euler is an incredible woman and mother of 3 girls. She is gorgeous, smart, courageous, curious, and not afraid to talk about her flaws.

Wendy created the very successful Goodbye Crop Top, a movement that embraces women as we age and inspires us to unlock our creativity, connect our inner beauty to the outside world and do what enables us to be the truest version of ourselves.

She also hosts the podcast Cropped – a midlife minute – which is a love letter to women over 50, and a hand reached back to those who will be there one day.

You can find out more about Wendy and her amazing work HERE

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Episode #31: How ‘Dropping The Ball’ Is Good For Your Brain

Episode #31: How ‘Dropping The Ball’ Is Good For Your Brain

Motherhood fears and how to overcome them – with Belinda Hughes
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I dropped a ball!

This episode was meant to be released yesterday but I dropped the ball, which turns out is an important thing to do in motherhood. So, today I am going to talk to you about balls, a variety of balls and intentionally dropping balls. I also talk about perfectionism, mental space and why doing less will benefit your brain and lead you to get the most out of motherhood.

This episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED! is filled with science-based information and strategic techniques to help you drop the ball and thrive in motherhood.

Key takeaways from this episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED!:

♥    Every mother needs to purposely drop the ball sometimes to thrive in motherhood

♥    Matrescence is the catalyst for beautiful things

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In this episode you will learn: 

[Timestamps]

[0.40] Do less in motherhood to gain more

[1.10] Perfectionism is anxiety in a different coat

[3.00] The 5 balls of life

[3.55] The 500 balls of motherhood: managing your mother load and your mental load

[5.45] Your strategy to do less and get the most out of motherhood

[7.35] How to reduce stress in motherhood because chronic stress changes your brain

[9.15] Creating more mental space, the key to feeling happier in motherhood

[9.20] How to train your brain like a muscle to get more out of motherhood

MENTIONS AND INFORMATION

Learn more about matrescence in episode 4, episode 8 and episode 28 of MAMA, UNLEASHED!

Learn more about mental space by listening to episode 26 and doing one of Dr Jen’s courses

 

”It is far better to follow your path imperfectly than to follow another’s perfectly”
– THE BHAGAVAD GITA

 

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Episode #30: Why you must prioritise YOU, and how to do that – with Lauren Ellis

Episode #30: Why you must prioritise YOU, and how to do that – with Lauren Ellis

Motherhood fears and how to overcome them – with Belinda Hughes
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In motherhood it is easy, and even socially encouraged, to put yourself last.

Society doesn’t tell mothers she must fill her cup – because you can’t pour from an empty cup. No, prioritising yourself to thrive and feel happy in motherhood is frowned upon, like the mother is selfish. So mothers don’t do it.

It isn’t selfish. It is imperative!

In this episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED! mum coach Lauren Ellis and I discuss in detail why you must prioritise yourself in motherhood and what happens if you don’t. We offer practical strategies and tools, you can modify to fit into your life and lifestyle, so you can prioritise yourself and truly thrive in motherhood and mothering.

Key takeaways from this episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED!:

♥    Prioritise real self-care: if you’re not thriving, your child won’t thrive

♥    Schedule time for you and your passions; keep it simple, make it fun and be flexible

♥    Tiny changes lead to big results

♥    Don’t use facts to make up stories about yourself and your life.

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In this episode you will learn: 
[Timestamps]

[3.30] Why we must ask all mothers: are you looking after yourself?

[7.50] We learn how to mother on the job, and that needs to change.

[10.10] Lauren’s 3 simple tips to start looking after yourself.

[15.55] Mothering is a huge task – we shouldn’t expect ourselves to mother and do everything we used to do as well.

[22.10] Why, in motherhood, it is important to find what lights you up and brings you joy as a WOMAN (not a mother!).

[27.15] Don’t underestimate the impact of little things and small changes – they significantly train your brain

[29.00] Stopping negative thought spirals using tools like these.

[37.30] Why it’s OK to be flawed.

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MENTIONS AND INFORMATION

You can learn more from Lauren on her podcast A Happy Positive Life which is all about self-care and self-development for mothers

Learn more about how you can train your brain to truly thrive in motherhood with one of Dr Jen’s courses

 

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About my guest Lauren Ellis

Lauren Ellis is a mother of two with a third child on the way. She is the creator and host of A Happy, Positive Life podcast, which centres around self-care and self-development for mothers.

Lauren is also a coach for mums helping them to rediscover themselves and their passions outside of motherhood.

Through her coaching services, Lauren helps to guide women back to themselves when they’re feeling swallowed up by motherhood and provides advice and support to assist them in navigating their way through their motherhood journey.

Lauren’s mission is to teach women that they can be great mothers all while doing what they love and following their dreams.

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Episode #29: Matrescence: the gift that makes mothers superwomen (if you let it) – with Debra Summons

Episode #29: Matrescence: the gift that makes mothers superwomen (if you let it) – with Debra Summons

Motherhood fears and how to overcome them – with Belinda Hughes
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Imagine if every mother knew that she will go through a development transition – matrescence – when she becomes a mother, and that this would change her immensely.

Now, imagine if she had the information and knowledge to use her motherhood transformation to step into her power and truly thrive.

Matrescence – becoming a mother – is this transition. And not only do we not talk about the fact that we change when we become mothers, we don’t tell mothers that her matrescence journey may be her greatest gift.

Until today!

In this very special first episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED! I speak with powerhouse mum of three, entrepreneur and business owner Debra Summons. Deb very honestly shares her journey and struggles with becoming a mum, how not knowing about matrescence affected her experience, and how she now thanks the gift and opportunities she found in her suffering.

If you are struggling, feeling lost, unfulfilled or unsatisfied in motherhood, or just wondering “who am I now I’m a mum”, this episode is for you.
You are not alone!

Key takeaways from this episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED!:

    We must educate every mother about matrescence BEFORE she has her baby so she can be prepared for the changes within herself.

♥    Matrescence can be our greatest gift of personal power.

♥    Motherhood is just one hat we wear as women; we can’t let it consume us.

♥    It’s important to see our transition into, and our privilege of, motherhood, not as an imposition, but an opportunity to become our happiest self.

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In this episode you will learn: 

[Timestamps]

[4.18] Why we underestimate the new frontier of motherhood.

[5.40] Matrescence can begin when we start planning for a baby – how does that affect women?

[9.53] The postpartum period would be different for mothers if we focused more on educating the mother on how she will change during matrescence.

[12.05] Holding onto the pre-baby-you as you’re journeying through matrescence and becoming post-baby-you.

[15.10] Matrescence manifests differently for every woman, every time she has a baby. Hear Deb’s experience.

[22.00] Is it matrescence or postpartum depression? Also listen to episode 28 for more on this.

[27.20] Why we must differentiate between paid work and unpaid work

[32.15] “I wanted to be doing something I wasn’t doing”.

[39.50] The importance of putting yourself first in motherhood to thrive.

[41.55] If we can see motherhood as a privilege and an opportunity, rather than an imposition, it changes everything.

[54.10] The power is in going through matrescence – we have a duty to talk about it.

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MENTIONS AND INFORMATION

“In Good Luck to you Leo Grande, Nancy [Emma Thompson] openly tells Leo [Daryl McCormack] that her children do not fulfill her.
She loves them, of course, but their existence is not enough to make her feel as if she has lived a fulfilled life and so she is left wondering about all the other things she could have done had she known there was a life outside the set path of motherhood.” – Laura Brodnik in Mamamia

Cover of the book I Wish Someone Had Told Me... - unspoken truths about what really happens to women during labour, childbirth and the first few weeks of motherhood

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About my guest Debra Summons

Debra Summons is a multi-talented mum of three teenagers who “fell out” of her paid career and into the unpaid, indescribably difficult yet joyful world of domestic work and motherhood.

For 10 years she nurtured her children and her husband’s career. Feeling unsatisfied, worthless and ultimately bored in her new role, Deb courageously sought to find balance in her life and to discover her purpose outside of being a mum.

Today, Deb supports talented, purpose-driven indiviuals, including mothers, to find their balance and create amazing businesses.

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