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Motherhood Stripped (ep-170)

October 1st, 2020

Today on the show you’ll hear my conversation with a fellow mama and coach, Erin Miller.

About Erin Joyce Miller

Erin is an author, small business owner, personal development mentor and host of her podcast Same Boat Huddle. She’s married to her best friend, mama to two kids, and a dog owner. She’s a lover of all music, lake life, taking pictures and everything high vibe.

After earning her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and pursuing her career in school counselling, she made the bold decision to leave her position to be a full-time mom and start her own photography business.

After personally experiencing and healing from severe anxiety in motherhood, Erin has shifted her small business to offer mentoring for mothers who suffer from anxiety and overwhelm giving them the tools they need to heal their anxiety one layer at a time through physical health, energetic awareness and scheduling hacks.

Her latest book, Motherhood Stripped, is a deep dive into understanding anxiety in motherhood followed by a comprehensive outline of tangible tools for mothers to use in managing their own anxiety.

Highlights from today’s interview

1. Erin’s story and what her to writing this book?

2. The title “Motherhood Stripped” and what she meant by that.

3. Why this is an important conversation for women and mothers right now?

4. What signs did you ignored from your body that led to you having anxiety and panic attacks?

5. How she got burnt out by engaging the wounded masculine and how that led her to push and earn the busy badge.

6. What will happen if women don’t take their lives back in a beautiful feminine way?

Show Notes/free gift:

Connect with Erin:

@erinjoyceco on Instagram

Using The Four Phases of Your Menstrual Cycle as a Healing & Self-Care Framework (with Dr. Alex Golden) [ep-150]

March 26th, 2020

I am so excited to introduce you to Dr. Alex Golden, the co-founder of Zesty Ginger. Together with her partner, Megan Blacksmith, they teach women how to live in alignment with the four phases of their menstrual cycle.

Dr. Alex Golden is known for her integrative MD approach to health through both functional and conventional medicine and for teaching women the tools they need to be their own health advocates. 

You are going to LOVE this interview, we’ve cover so much important points you need to know about as a woman!

This episode is an absolute MUST listen!

I have learned so much from Dr. Golden, she’s incredibly wise and intelligent and her life’s journey is inspiring on so many levels. She and I both have a Russian background and we talk about that too, navigating the Russian mentality and culture, healing from the Soviet upbringing is not an easy task. The Soviet-style of parenting is ridden with shame, critic, structure and a distance between parent and child. This is not an easy beast to dismantle and heal from and we both are still working on that.

Highlights from today’s episode:

  • Alex’s story and journey from healing chronic pain all the way through her current work with women
  • The heartbreak of not having children, navigating a conversation with her husband, parents, in-laws and the pressure of that.
  • The curse of the good girl and grieving her so we can step into our best selves as women.
  • How Alex and Megan have discovered working with the four phases.
  • What makes the four phases work and the practice of trusting yourself as a woman.
  • The differentiation between owning your power as a woman and what you think you should be able to do compared to men.
  • Hormone balancing and working with the 4 phases of the menstrual cycle can be grouped into 2 overarching goals:
    1. Optimizing inflammatory cascades in the body (phases 1&2)
    2. Optimizing natural detoxification functions for a healthy metabolism and to properly process and remove hormones and hormone-mimicking substances (phases 3&4).
  • What to do if you don’t have a menstrual cycle?
  • What is behind the name zesty ginger?

Show Notes

The Curse of The Good Girl Book

Four Phase Cycle podcast with zesty ginger

@zesy_ginger on IG

Healthy Hormones Group Program

Zesty Ginger Support FB Group

How a Working Mama is RVing Around The US with Four Kids? An Interview with Meg Brunson (ep-148)

March 12th, 2020

Yes, you’ve read it right.

Today on the show we’re going to slightly steer from the typical conversations we’re having on this podcast and get a sneak peek into the life of a breadwinner/working mom and how she’s travelling around the US with her family for over six months.

Meg Brunson is a mommy blogger turned Facebook employee who left the 9-5 for a life of freedom and flexibility. She’s currently RVing across the US with her family, while empowering other families to live their dreams, by pursuing their passions together. Her clients are building influence online – leveraging the power of Facebook and Instagram marketing to enjoy predictable leads, traffic, and positive ROI – all while spending more time making happy memories together, as FamilyPreneurs.

Meg is a professional speaker, children’s book author, host of the FamilyPreneur podcast and CEO of EIEIO Marketing.

Highlights from today’s episode

  • Meg’s story and her belief in family and entrepreneurship
  • In six months they visited 30 states, driven 20K miles, and had so many amazing experiences.
  • Want to travel more? You might have to redefine travel and what it means to you
  • Homeschooling while RVing
  • Reintegrating kids back into the schooling system after homeschooling
  • How they handle weather fluctuations while RVing?
  • Cleaning poop, showering, tire popping in the RV. It’s not always rainbows and kitty cats.
  • Working and staying productive while RVing.
  • How to afford all of this travel?
  • Food options and eating healthy while travelling
  • A juicy question – how do they have sex in the RV?
  • As well as what makes Meg feel confident, energized and sexy.

This is a fun but also informative episode especially if you have a desire to travel more but hold yourself back due to fear of the unknown (money, kids, work, etc). I make sure all of my interviews are fun and engaging, but this one will definitely sound like eavesdropping on a conversation between two mamas.

Show Notes

@familyroadventures on IG

Meg’s podcast: FamilyPreneur

FB group: FamilyPreneurs

Invest in Yourself! (ep-147)

March 5th, 2020

Invest in yourself! No one can do this for you! 

141. Hair-Mineral Analysis, Copper Toxicity, Hormonal Imbalances and Women’s Emotional Health with Amanda Leigh

January 23rd, 2020

 Today on the podcast I chat with Amanda Leigh, owner of The Zoso Method and we talk all about Hair-Mineral Analysis, Copper Toxicity, Hormonal Imbalances and Women's Emotional Health.

Here's a bit about Amanda:

Amanda is a transformational coach specializing in helping women get their bodies back by balancing their hormones, changing their mindset, and transforming from the inside out. Using natural hormonal balance, fear clearing, childhood wound healing, and practical tools she helps you become the #bestversionofyou.

She helps women have better relationships with their bodies, better marriages, be better moms and show up as their true selves in life and love.

She is a trained hormone coach, wellness warrior, with a bachelor of science in women's studies and hundreds of hours of wellness and transformational coaching training.

She is the creator of the world-renown At Home In Your Body Summit - the keys women need to lose weight, feel great and at home in their body through hormonal balance and emotional freedom. She gathered 21 of the worlds leading experts in hormonal health, and emotional wellbeing to bring this to you!

Highlights from today's interview:

  • Amanda's story and what lead her to the health industry
  • The connection between mineral imbalance and emotional instability (HTM experts)
  • The difference between minerals and vitamins (her take on multi-vitamins)
  • Mineral imbalances and how this feels on physical and emotional levels
  • How is a hair analysis done?
  • The relationship between Potassium & Energy
  • Kids and mineral depletion
  • Why water is the most important source of trace minerals and the best water filtration system for your home.
  • Copper toxicity & copper IUD
  • The meaning of Sozo

And of course, Amanda's definition of feminine power, what makes her feel confident, energized and sexy as a woman.

This is an important episode if you've been struggling with low energy, emotional instability and mineral toxicity (especially copper)!

Enjoy listening!




Show Notes

Movement In Tune With The Rhythms of Your Female Cycle with Jenn Pike

January 16th, 2020

Today on the podcast I get to geek out with my colleague Jenn Pike, a Registered holistic nutritionist and medical exercise specialist all about the female cycle and how to sync our movement in alignment with the four phases of our menstrual cycle.

This has been such a fun conversation!

If you love talking about the female body, movement, energy, embodiment, and all things women's health this is an episode you don't want to miss!

As women we cycle through a rhythm of a four-phase cycle like Jenn said in this episode, we've been thought that our period is the main event, however, it's not the only event. Our menstrual cycle is divided into four distinct phases which affect how we feel, what we want to eat, our libido and sex drive we want to connect intimately, they affect how we sleep, and the last main thing affected is our bowel movements.

These are the six female markers which I teach my clients to pay attention to when they are on a journey back to themselves and their body. This is super important when we, women are learning to engage more of our feminine energy and as a result step into our most confident, energized and sexy self. This is our superpower and I am so excited for you to meet Jenn and try out her newest program Synced which is what we're going to talk about on today's show.

Highlights from the interview

  • Jenn's story and how she got into the women's health industry
  • Women's bodies women's wisdom - your body is your best health coach and the best way to take care of yourself.
  • The four phases of the menstrual cycle and how to move your body in alignment with it
  • The energetics of the female menstrual cycle
  • Women's connection to the moon
  • The difference between a female and a male cycle (men cycle too!)
  • The best way to teach our daughters to live cyclically from a young age
  • Our menstrual cycle is our monthly report card, pay attention to it!
  • How her program can help women with their sex drive and improving libido.
  • In the second part of the interview Jenn shares her definition of feminine power, her non-negotiables for self-care, what makes her feel confident, energized and sexy as a woman.
  • What advice her now mom-self would have given to her now mom-self
  • Jenn's struggles as a woman
  • And other goodies!

Show Notes:

Healing From Eating Disorders in Body, Mind and Soul with Karin Adoni Ben-David

January 10th, 2020

Today I'm chatting with Karin Adoni Ben-David - a highly sought-after Certified Nutritionist and Health Coach specializing in healthy lifestyles, emotional eating, and sugar detox.

Here are the highlights of our conversation:

* Karin's personal story dealing with eating disorders

* What can mothers do to help our daughters avoid diet culture and the need to be skinny?

* The main struggles of women in Karin's practice

* Emotional eating and the number one cause for weight gain (that has nothing to do with food)

* The truth about diet pills and diets fads

* The importance of owning your own power and health journey.

* Benefits of sugar detox for women

* Tips for dealing with the resistance in the body due to a sugar

As well as what makes her feel confident, energized and sexy as a woman.

This episode is jam-packed with wisdom and great advice from someone who was able to shift her life around and turn her struggle into service and a gift to the world.

You don't want to miss out on this one!

Enjoy listening!


Show Notes:

What Frozen 2 Taught Me As A Woman

December 29th, 2019

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A Decade In Review and Setting Yourself Up For Success in 2020 and Beyond

December 12th, 2019

Show Notes:

I know your dirty little secret…

July 15th, 2019

Hey mama,

This weekend my 3-year-old drove us crazy.

She wanted to wear four layers of dresses one on top of the other.

This makes her feel beautiful.

What she doesn't understand is that it's too hot and wearing so many layers will make it worse.

She feels stuff but doesn't know yet how to express it.

So there was a lot of screaming and frantic behavior.

I was on the verge of losing my mind.

She was absolutely hysteric.

It was then that a lightbulb went off for me.

I remembered an article I've read a couple of weeks ago about women's health a hundred years ago and that helped me to calm down.

This will blow your mind!

Do you know the real meaning of the word 'hysteria'?

Ready for it?

In Latin, it's 'suffering in the uterus'.


You know what that means, right?

That being hysteric is a women's problem.

In other words, being born a woman is a curse.

You know this stigma right?

Men are not hysteric.

Men are perceived to be logical, rational, stable, linear, consistent.

Women, on the other hand, are hysteric.

It's almost like we are doomed to be anxious, illogical, inconsistent, and cray-cray just because we were born female.

I know your dirty little secret.

I know that you live your life on the cusp of losing control of:

your emotions,

your appetite,

your sexuality.

I know that sometimes, you're a hair-trigger away from exploding.

I know that deep inside you quietly believe that… well, you're too much.

I know that very often you feel like you’ve stepped inside the skin of a different person – that you are not being yourself.

I also know that you feel guilty and ashamed about it.

Very similarly to how my daughter felt.

I know that you're asking yourself:

'What's wrong with me?!'

"Why can't I get control of myself?'

I know because I'm a woman too.

I know how it feels to be a woman in a man's world.

To this day, women's health and pain are mostly not understood.

It's like trying to explain to my toddler that wearing four layers of puffy dresses one on top of the other is too hot.

She doesn't get it.

She doesn't care.

All she wants is to feel pretty.

This got me to think.

What if we're approaching women's health issues wrong?

* What if we are not giving women and girls the right tools to take care of themselves?

* What if instead of being logical and rational with my daughter I tried to think like her?

* What if I understood her emotionally instead of sending her the signal that she is hysteric?

So I did.

Wanna know what happened?

She burst in tears.

Gave me a huge hug.

And allowed me to take off the dresses.

She felt like mommy gets her.

What if we don't get ourselves?

What if our very own woman-ness is not yet understood?

What if this is the real reason for our struggles?

Struggles at home.

Struggles at work.

Struggles with relationships.

What would happen if you started understanding yourselves better?

How would this change your:

* health?

* work?

* parenting?

* marriage?

* sex life?

Think about this.

Why is it that to this day when a woman says how she feels, what she wants or what she needs, someone always knows better?

Her doctor, her mom/dad, her teacher, her husband...

What would happen if you've owned your woman-ness more?

How would your life look and feel like if you lived in alignment with your feminine current instead of against it?

What difference would this make to our daughters to think of themselves as 'normal' instead of 'hysteric'? 

This is not wishful thinking.

This is possible.

This is the most sustainable way to live as a woman, wife, and mother.

I have been living in alignment with my feminine current for the past five years and I have personally coached dozens of women through the same process.

What's possible for you when you live in alignment with your feminine current?

* Life won't feel hard anymore.

* You won't be a victim of your body.

* You will be able to carve out time for yourself out of your busy day.

* You will have time for fun and play.

* You will feel more connected to your husband and kids.

Are you ready for some radical self-care? Want to know how it's done?

The Feminine Current Course is where you begin.

In this course I will teach you how to:

* Understand the power of your body

* Use your hormones to your advantage

* Make connections between your six female markers

* Drop the habits you hate, and pick up habits you never thought possible

* Make your own happiness a priority, by taking small steps

Want in?

Click here to see what's included in the course.

Whether if you feel out of alignment emotionally or your body is already manifesting physical symptoms this course if for you!

Remember that you are not doomed for suffering, pain and struggle just because you're a woman.

It's just that you don't yet understand yourself.

Give yourself the gift of alignment.

Click here to enroll in the course.

See you on the other side!



p.s. Bonus for action takers - if you are one of the first six women to purchase this course I will gift you an exclusive 1:1 60-minute coaching call with me. Don't procrastinate. Take action now! Click here to register.

Challenge Day 1 - Food

July 8th, 2019

Hey mama!

Today is day #1 of the challenge that is designed to take you from feeling 'sucked dry' to feeling strong, energized and sexy as a woman, wife, and mother.

To get access to the FEMALE daily tracking sheet you much join the challenge, to do so, follow this link:

Enjoy the free training!



Am I Depressed?

July 4th, 2019

Hey mama, 

This week I got an email from a client and in it, she wrote:

'I get these spells of time and I question if I'm depressed.

Seemingly everything is OK.

I have a husband and a daughter. I'm not majorly ill, barely a sinus issue, I have a good life, I have an anniversary and a birthday this week, we're going out tonight and away for the weekend, but nothing really brings me joy right now.

I don't have to feel happiness 24/7 but I should feel something and I just feel numb right now.'

Are you familiar with this feeling?

I know I am. 

More often than I would like I am flooded with low energy, feel very drained and tired.

I don't want to do anything - get ready, go out, be nice, smile or talk. 

All the things that we have to do to 'show up' in our lives, right?

So what should you do?

How to shift this around? 

This is what I cover in today's podcast episode (episode #110). 


Hope this is helpful and if you resonated with my tips please share this episode with one mama in your life who needs to hear this right now. 

It takes a village to raise a child AND a mama. 

Do your part, show up for yourself and others. 

Sending you much love and many blessings, 




p.s. Want to join the 5-day challenge: From 'sucked dry' to Strong, energized and sexy? Head on over to

We officially begin on July 8th @ 1pm. 

See you on the other side!! xo, Dorit


Hate Seeing Yourself In The Mirror? [ep-108]

June 19th, 2019

Hey mama, 

Meet Linda. 

A 42-year-old wife and mama to two beautiful girls.

An executive at a thriving start-up company. 

She has everything she ever wanted. According to her parents she 'won' at life.

So why does she feel like crap?

She is confused.
She doesn't feel in control of her health.
She doesn't feel like she knows what she's doing. 
She knows that she had neglected herself and her marriage.
She has zero interest in sex (her husband is pissed off about it). 
She's afraid that she's screwing up her kids. 
She's burnt out. 
In other words, she is 'sucked dry'. 

Linda also can't stand seeing herself in the mirror. She hates her body. 
She wishes to be thinner and feels betrayed by her body. 

One thing Linda is sure of is that she is DONE. 

Done suffering. 
Done struggling. 
Done feeling stuck. 
Done feeling like a victim. 
Done complaining and bitching about how bad she feels. 

Linda is ready and willing to listen.


She had heard me say that today's women suffer because of two factors that drag women down. Until she learns to set herself free from both of those things she will continue to suffer. 

Wanna know what are those factors? Tune into today's podcast episode. 

Did you like this episode?

Would you please share it with one woman in your life who you know would benefit to hear this message? Share this on social media and tag me so I can say Thank You! Find me on IG @healthbeginswithmom and on FB - Dorit Palvanov. 

Enjoy listening! 

Sending you much love and healing, 



‘Self-care’ is not enough to fix how much moms are burnt out [ep-107]

June 12th, 2019

Hey mama, 

Today on the show I talk about the one topic that is nagging at us, moms, like crazy. Constantly.

Wanna guess what that is?

Work-life balance. 

Oh man. If I could get a dime for every time I've heard a mama complain about this I'd be rich by now. 

On the one hand, we're bombarded with well-meaning advice about how to find balance as a mom. 

On the other, you'll find experts, gurus, authors, creators, coaches, and others we look up to openly say that there is no such thing as balance. In other words, get used to living like a crazy person. 

Hustle/chaos/insanity is a part of the deal. Embrace it. 

I. Don't. Agree. 

Curious why not? Check out today's podcast episode. 

It might change how you view balance, hustle, ambition, and achievement and how to thrive as a woman in the midst of it all. 

Do you agree? Disagree? I wanna know what you think, find me over at Instagram @healthbeginswithmom. 

Sending you much love & healing,


Show Notes:

What Do You Wish For When You Blow Your Birthday Candles? [ep-105]

May 23rd, 2019

Hey love, 

Today I have a challenge for you. 

I want you to give yourself permission to dive deeper into yourself. 

I want you to ask yourself, "what do I wish for when I blow out my birthday candles?"

In other words, what do I REALLY want?

Here are some examples from my clients (and some of my own):

"I wish I could eat whatever I could and still feel and look great"

"I wish I had more spaciousness and peace of mind in my life"

"I wish I didn't have to work so hard to lose the weight"

"I wish life was easier"

"I wish my husband desired me more"

"I want to have more fun"

"I wish I could dance again"

Now it's your turn. Go deep and don't hold back! 

This is such an important piece when it comes to healing your relationship with your body, your health, your finances, your relationships with people, etc. 

In order to truly heal yourself, you need to start with the truth and build up from there. 

Choose yourself first, ALWAYS. 

Because (and you already know this) you cannot pour from an empty cup. 

Sending you much love & healing,



p.s. Share your findings with me over at Instagram @healthbeginswithmom, or, if you're ready to take it to the next level, schedule your discovery call with me by clicking here

What Do You Desire? [EP-100]

April 10th, 2019

Hey mama,

100 EPISODES!!! Can you believe?

Today I am celebrating our 100th episode by walking you through a powerful exercise that will help you feel more connected to yourself and to your "WHY".

Why do you do what you do? Why do you bother to become a better woman, wife, and mother? Why do you wake up early every day? Why do you buy healthy food? Why do you plan your meals? Why do you want the kids to eat healthily? Why do you buy books, listen to podcasts? Why do you hire coaches and healers? Why?

If like me, you want to live a life full of meaning, intent, and passion, this is the place to start.

I highly recommend listening to this show with a pen and paper (preferably a journal) as you will want to record the insights that are coming up for you.

If you are a recovering pleaser and "good girl" like I am, this will be very helpful.

Your desires and cravings matter, let's start by finding what they are.

If you want to jump on a call with me, head on over to and book a call with me, I will hold you accountable to your desire.

Sending you much love & healing!



5 Secrets To Healing From Anxiety & Burnout As a Busy Mom [ep-97]

March 20th, 2019

Hey mamas!

Thank you to all the ladies who've joined live and for those of you who will watch this masterclass on the replay.

Not only did we cover a lot, but we've also had fun!

  • We've defined anxiety & burnout
  • I've introduced the three pillars to women's health and we've done a quiz to "self diagnose" where you have the most imbalances (hormones, nervous system or digestion).
  • I've also talked about 5 secrets to heal from anxiety & burnout in your busy mom life
  • I've also introduced my process and how I can help on your healing journey.

This webinar is jam-packed with training, data and even some fun GIFs ;)

I hope this training serves you and gives you something to think about and hopefully the permission to choose yourself first!

I am happy to answer any questions if you have any so feel free to reach out to me over at Instagram @healthbeginswithmom

Sending you much love & healing,



p.s. I am accepting new applications for the Health Begins With Mom Mastery program which I mentioned at the webinar, so if you feel called to explore this option, fill out this application and we'll get on the phone to see if we're a good fit.


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