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Ep 63 - How To Experience A True Transformation (and not only inspiration)

July 12th, 2018

"Exposing yourself to free content only gives you inspiration, but working with a coach will give you transformation."

Why is it that even if you read all the self-help/health books, buy cookbooks, read blogs, listen to podcasts, follow people on social media and see their stuff on YouTube and FB lives, and compare yourself six months ago you see/feel no change? 

Why is it that we work so hard on exposing ourselves to information but never actually see results?

Why do we procrastinate on what we already know?

Is it because we are failures? Lazy? Not capable?

Nope. Not at all. 

Today on the podcast I share the real reason why you don't experience a true transformation, a true change and why you don't see results in your health, relationships or with your work or financial situation. 

Show Notes: 

If you want to book a Diva Date with me, follow this link: www.healthbeginswithmom.com/diva 

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Ep 62 - What is Your Body Teaching You?

July 5th, 2018

Our state of consciousness literally affects our physical expression and matches, challenges and communicates almost one-to-one with our body. 

One of my favorite quotes of all time is:

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, rather we are spirits having a human experience"

I believe that as women and mothers we are healers and we can literally change or create our realities with the power of our subconscious mind, which is active even if you are unaware of it. The subconscious mind always strives to be expressed and to come out to the surface. The more you try to suppress it the more physical symptoms will be manifested.

Today on the show I want to share a few examples of symptoms some of the women I worked with experienced, and how these symptoms helped them in understanding what their body-mind was trying to communicate about them. Hopefully, this will help you start this process as well. 

Show Notes

Want to set-up a 'Diva-Date' with me?

This is a 45-minute phone call with me where we will talk all about you, about your healing goals, your challenges as a woman, wife and a mother, about your life's work, where you feel stuck.

This is not a sales call!

My intention with these calls is to hold space for you to share your story and talk about the things you never dare to talk to anyone about and also to get to know you better and serve you better through my work and this podcast.

If you are interested, just send me an email dorit@healthbeginswithmom.com, indicate that you want to set up a Diva-Date with me and I will send you a link to my online calendar.  

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Ep 61 - What’s Wrong With Kids Today? With Parenting Coach Lisa DiSciullo

June 27th, 2018

If you've been following this podcast for a while then you know that this podcast is where we talk about the intersection between the different aspects of health (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual), motherhood, and parenting and tapping into your life's work.

If I could sum it up in one sentence it is really about figuring out a way, how we, women, wives & mothers can create beautiful and healthy homes, raise good kids, run successful businesses, make a ton of money and have a meaningful impact on the world, all of this without killing ourselves in the process and actually thrive.

Is it even possible? Well, I truly believe it is. At the end of the day, it is all about the right mindset, setting up sustainable systems, and choice.

One thing that is coming up again and again in my coaching calls with mothers is the struggle of juggling and balancing everything, and the hardest thing is always raising these kids!!

How do I take care of myself, how do I put myself first without feeling like I'm screwing them up?? How do I NOT raise spoiled brats who feel like they are entitled to everything? 

Today on the podcast I am chatting with Lisa DiSciullo, from www.parentingmattersnj.com about all of that and so much more. 

Show Notes from today's show can be found over at healthbeginswithmom.com/ep-61

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Ep 60 - Are You Being a Bitch (mainly to yourself)?

June 21st, 2018

How do you talk to yourself about yourself in your head?

Do you refer to yourself as mean, cranky, ugly, stupid, bad mom, bad wife, bad friend, bad daughter, bad 'fill in the blank'?

Today on the show we are talking about using "I am statements" in a more constructive way that will actually help you to build yourself and pick yourself up rather than putting yourself down and crushing your soul. 

This is super important especially when you are on a journey of healing your body, balancing your hormones, feeding yourself with good food that nourishes your body instead of depleting it and restoring your energy. 

This cannot happen if you are being a bitch to yourself, because you will always find an excuse not to do it. These loops and mental repeats that play in your head over and over again, that tell and express who you are, will keep you feeling stuck and unmotivated. 

Today's message will help you feel more in alignment in your life with regards to your evolution as a woman, wife and a mother, and show up in your life and work the way you are called to. 

This idea is simple, but not easy. 

Today we're going back to basics. 

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Ep 59 - Is Vegan The Ultimate Diet For Women?

June 11th, 2018

Is veganism the best diet for women? What if not eating animals makes you irritable, cranky, bitter or depressed? Could it be that some women thrive on eating meat? What about the moral implications? Today on the podcast I discuss this topic. As always if you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to me via email dorit@healthbeginswithmom.com

Show Notes 

 http://healthbeginswithmom.com/ep-59/

 

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Ep 58 - Do You Hate Cooking? Here’s What You Can Do To Change That

June 6th, 2018

The road to better health is actually not long and can be easy. 

But, there's one roadblock that I hear my mom-clients complain about all the time. 

COOKING! 

How do you feel about cooking?

Do you enjoy cooking? 

Do you feel like cooking is a waste of time?

Is this an activity you do easily or do you feel like it's a hassle and instead you prefer to grab food from restaurants?

Do you have that knowing inside that cooking is an important skill but you never actually get yourself into the kitchen and do it?

Today on the podcast we are talking all about cooking and how to shift our mindset around from "I hate cooking", or "cooking is a hassle" to "It is fun, it is pleasurable, it is sacred, it is an opportunity for connection". 

My guest, Rama Ginde, is a personal chef and a mama of three and she shared so many wonderful tips and tricks that I loved and I think you will too. 

Show Notes: 

http://healthbeginswithmom.com/ep-58/

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Ep 57 - What Does Putting Yourself First Look Like In A Life of a Busy Mom?

May 30th, 2018

Today I want to share with you some of my own examples of how I take care of myself and why it matters to the bigger picture of what I'm creating in my life, my family and my marriage.

 

"there is nothing that stands in the way more to a woman's desire than the sense of caretaking. If I have to think about everybody else I can't think about me. If I can't think of me I cannot have any access to my sexual desire"

"if the only role you play is of a mother, then there is no room for sexuality to reemerge because the sexuality doesn't emerge in the space of mother, it exists in the space of woman and lover."

Both quotes are by Esther Perel 

 

You can find the show notes for today's show over at my website: www.healthbeginswithmom.com/ep-57

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Ep 56 - Getting Through Rough Times As a Mother With Love, Grace and Mindfulness with Guest Marla Sacks

May 16th, 2018

How to get through rough times as a mother with love, grace, and mindfulness?
 
Today I am chatting Marla Sacks who is a highly trained Yoga Instructor and founder of the Conscious Connections Course for recently certified Yoga Instructors. She trains the new or floundering yoga teacher on how to create thriving, conscious businesses using a formula to master abundance with their newfound yogic wisdom.
 
Marla teaches gentle yoga classes to restore body balance, energy Hatha / vinyasa yoga flow classes for all level students of life and Kundalini (the ultimate yoga of awareness) and meditation classes. She offers High-Level yoga workshops that speak to a myriad of topics such as "how to transition your body and mind from seasonal mood swings" to practices on "self-love” and how to release negative energy with a positive mind.
 
She specializes in mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, yoga for therapeutics, angel yoga for children, and in hands-on or off Reiki and Sat Nam (in truth) ancient arts of healing modalities. Marla’s mantra for medicine and kriya (cleanse the mind of toxic thoughts) based approach as a"Yogi Whisperer" offers a nurturing style that brings comfort, support, inner peace and compassion to her teachings. Her gloom to bloom in three2five minutes is at the forefront of her passion to bring more conscious light into the world.
 

Show Notes

marlasacks.com

Conscious Connections Facebook group

Join my private Fabecook Group 'Busy Moms Get Healthy' 

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Ep 55 - 3 Things To Help You Redefine Mother’s Day!

May 11th, 2018

How do you celebrate mother's day?

Are you treated as a queen for that day? Do you get a breakfast in bed? Do you order in and skip the mess of eating at home? Do you spend time in nature? Do you spend the day with kids or your own mom or grandmother?

Or,

Do you give yourself a day free from chores?

Do you give yourself permission to do less stuff and just take in and savor what you've created?

Notice how in the last two sentences I've used the term "give yourself" instead of "get".

Because you don't get anything from life. Nothing is free. And I don't say this to discourage you, I say this to empower you and encourage you to take back control over your life. In life, you set intentions, ask for what you want, declare it to the universe, do what is required to get it, and then wait for it to come. And it will come, I promise.

Because at the end of the day, even your Mother's Day will go the way you decide, you intent and you request.

Remember this - you are the one teaching people how to treat you.

If you just expect people to do or give to you without asking for it or setting an example for it, in most cases you will end up feeling disappointed, full or resentment, and unappreciated. I know, I know, you may be thinking "but I like to be surprised", well then it is up to you to make sure the people you love know and are clear about the fact that you like to be surprised. Don't expect them to guess it, and don't trust their goodwill. This is not to say that people are mean, absolutely not! What this means is that people are busy, overscheduled and self-absorbed. This is true especially with regards to children, who don't yet have the capacity to see someone other than themselves.

So, as wise women, someone I like to refer to as divas or goddesses, it's up to us to set the stage and make it a success. At the end of the day, Mother's Day is not really about them celebrating you, but rather, you celebrating yourself, your status as a mother. Build the environment for yourself to make this a special day, which will hopefully have a lasting effect beyond just one day. I want you and me to live like this every day.

So what should you do instead?

I want to give you three suggestions to try for this Mother's Day so that you have an example, even if it's just for one day, of what's possible. I want you to see for yourself how it feels to THRIVE in your body when you set the right grounds for yourself.

  1. First thing I recommend you to do is start the day before everyone else gets up. Give yourself the permission to wake up in peace, quiet, and serenity. Forgo the phone and news. That can wait.
    Breathe deeply.
    Strech. Look up some short yoga videos on YouTube, even if it's for 10 minutes.
    Have that shower you are craving but never have the time for.
    Write in your journal. If you don't have a habit of journalling yet, start by writing what you are grateful for today.
    Drink a cup of warm water with lemon following your favorite cup of coffee.
    Make an agreement with yourself that you will finish that cup, and will not drink it cold!
    This is not so much about the coffee as it is about an act of self-love and self-honoring. Again, don't expect your family members to understand this, just male a point of it. I actually say this to my daughters, "as an act of self-love I am going to finish my cup of coffee (or tea) and right after I will do/help/give you" whatever it is they need.
  2. Start your day with a delicious and nourishing breakfast! If you can get your husband and/or kids to bring it to your bed, go for it! I go by the principle of PFF - protein, fat, and fiber in the morning which is designed to support your nervous system and your sensitive hormonal system. Some ideas could be a sprouted whole grain toast with 1/2 an avocado and cod liver or sardines. This is my go to as far as breakfast. It is quick, easy to put together and I find that it is extremely soothing and calming for the nervous system. Other ideas would be a chia pudding which is basically soaking chia seeds overnight in a milk of your choice (I prefer dairy-free milk) and top it with nuts, seeds, maybe a drizzle of maple syrup, and some fresh fruit or berries.
    I know breakfast can sound trivial and silly, but I see so many women, moms especially who either skip breakfast altogether or eat cereal with milk for breakfast which sets their blood sugar on a never-ending, and sometimes dangerous roller coaster. When you choose good quality and nourishing breakfast for yourself you are not only feeding yourself right, but also teaching your kids to make these choices for themselves too. Think of it as programming your kids for a lifetime of self-care.
  3. The last thing I recommend you do is - look at yourself in the mirror and smile to yourself! So many times we look at ourselves with a rushed and exhausted look which doesn't inspire us throughout the day and doesn't honor the humanness inside of us. I want to cultivate a life for myself where I view each day with reverence and godliness. I want to live my life from a place of awe and respect to the creator and mother earth, as opposed to rushing through life like a beat up rat who never gets a chance to truly enjoy the process of creation and feel bliss. What's the point to life and raising children if every day is a hassle and feels like a chore? Again, the only one who can give you that is you. Don't wait for that feeling to just drop on you one day. The way to do this is only by practice, every single day, in and out. By allowing yourself to observe, to pause, to let your shoulders down. To stop talking and running around. Just stop.
    For that day, I want to challenge you to look at yourself in the mirror and smile at yourself. Go ahead and tell yourself "I love you". If you have a full body mirror do that for your body as well. No matter how heavy or light it is, no matter how much cellulite it has, no matter how many muffin tops you have, no matter how fat or skinny your arms are. This is your only body. You will never have another, and I want you to look at it with a different perspective, even if it's just for today. This body has been there with you in preschool, grade one, grade 8, grade 12, college, your wedding. This is the body that has allowed you to carry your child. This is the only body you have so please love it, honor it, see the sacredness in it. It is yours for the rest of your life.

So there you have it, three things I think you should do this Mother's Day, without relying on anyone, expecting anything from anyone, just celebrating your life, your motherhood journey and just be. If you happen to get gifts or flowers from anyone let it be an added bonus or like the icing on the cake, but remember that feeling good on that day is an inner work. It comes from deep within.

I found this beautiful poem online which I think you'll love! It's called: As I Began To Love Myself.

The author is unknown.

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is AUTHENTICITY.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it RESPECT.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it MATURITY.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.  Today I call it SELF-CONFIDENCE.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.  Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it SIMPLICITY.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself.  At first, I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is LOVE OF ONESELF.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is MODESTY.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future.  Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it FULFILLMENT.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick.  But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection WISDOM OF THE HEART.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS LIFE!

Quick reminder, if you feel overwhelmed, uninspired, exhausted, like you are just getting through the day and suffer quietly and slowly dying from within, please stop waiting for it to just go away! Instead, reach out to me. Send me an email, dorit@healthbeginswithmom.com and we'll get on the phone for a quick chat to see if we're a good fit. In order for this to work, your need and craving to feel good have to be stronger than my readiness to serve you. I want it for you but you have to want it more! That's the only way you are going to breakthrough.

I wish you a beautiful, happy and joyful Mother's Day!

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Ep 54 - Feeding Picky Eaters with guest Jenny McGlothlin

May 9th, 2018

Do you struggle with feeding your child, is he/she a picky eater? Whether you are raising a toddler or a teen who struggles with food, you are going to LOVE today's episode!

I am chatting with Jenny McGlothlin who is a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of feeding disorders for children from birth through the teen years. She developed the STEPS feeding program at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas, where she works with families on a daily basis to foster feeding skills that will serve a child for a lifetime. Her passion is teaching children how to eat when they just can’t figure it out on their own and has been inducted into the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Hall of Fame for her work in the field. Jenny has spent many years teaching graduate-level courses on feeding as well as early child development. She frequently provides feeding workshops for parents and continuing education seminars and webinars for therapists, and co-wrote the book "Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders". As a mother of three young children, Jenny makes family meals a priority, and enjoys reading and spending time with her friends.

Show Notes

extremepickyeatinghelp.com

extremepickyeating.com

Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders

Conquer Picky Eating for Teens and Adults

jmcglothlin@utdallas.edu 

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