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Be The Grown Woman In A Room Full Of Girls (and interview with Sarah Walton) ep-172

November 19th, 2020

She loved dancing.

When she saw The Nutcracker show as a little girl, she said “I want to do that!” to her mom.

She started training with the dance team, was sore all over her body.

She put her body and soul into this passion and craft.

She was Ecstatic. Elated. Happy.

Until she got the letter.

Listen to my interview with my business mentor, Sarah Walton, and our conversation about the limited belief “you can either take care of yourself or your family BUT you can’t have both”.

About Sarah Walton

Sarah Walton is a business mentor who’s been featured on The Today Show, speaks at women’s conferences all over the world and has helped hundreds of women start and grow businesses they LOVE.

She’s the voice behind the Game On Girlfriend Podcast, and she’s known for her weekly “Coffee With Coach” streaming video conversations on Monday mornings, her signature online courses, The Game On Girlfriend Project and The Heart-Centered Business Bootcamp.

She also runs her exclusive Manifest Mastermind, a 9-month development experience for women who are ready to live a platinum-level life. Sarah’s become the go-to source of inspiration, no-nonsense teaching and practical integration for women in business.

Highlights from today’s episode

  1. Sarah’s grocery store story
  2. How do you get over blaming your parents for your circumstances?
  3. Why do people get so scared of money and making money?
  4. What happens when we believe we don’t have control over our time?
  5. Why isn’t money as accessible for women as it is for men?
  6. The limiting beliefs women are conditioned to accept to stay small, be cute, or continue to believe they’re crazy.
  7. What’s the number #1 skill women have to develop to be successful in business?
  8. What would be possible on the planet if every woman unleashed her full potential instead of focusing on her weight and looks?
  9. What makes women so good in business?
  10. How not to be angry with all men for misogyny, toxic masculinity and patriarchy?

Show Notes

Take Back Control Worksheet

Course In Miracles Book

Think Like A Monk – Jay Shetty

Sarah Walton’s website

Game On Girlfriend Podcast

Sarah Walton’s FB page

IG: @thesarahwalton

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:

https://erinjoycementoring.com/book

Connect with Erin:

www.erinjoycementoring.com

@erinjoyceco on Instagram

Nothing is wrong with you! An interview with Dr. Valerie Rein

July 24th, 2020

Hey gorgeous!

On today’s show, I’d like to share step number one in Getting To Know Yourself, my brand new audio training. That is identifying yourself and how you manage your body’s energy.

Here we go (the link to the full training can be found over at www.doritpalvanov.com/gettoknowyourself)

Enjoy!

Transcript:

You know that the experience of a woman is different from a man’s (being different doesn’t imply inferiority). 

But the fact that women are expected to operate in life and business as a man is absurd! 

Men and women have been created differently for a reason and I want you to live your life embracing this truth and accepting it. 

We’re going to begin by introducing you to two types of women I work with and by the end of it, you’ll self identify which woman you resonate with most.

Why does this matter?

Simplicity.

Isn’t that what we all crave? 

I’ve been in this industry long enough to see how confusing ‘health’ can be.

Especially as women.

Your conditions are merely symptoms of a deeper-rooted issue.

Many of the answers to the conditions you have lay in the framework I’m going to teach you today.

Conditions like:

Hormonal imbalances – heavy, painful, irregular periods.

Emotional and mental instabilities – Brain fog, Moodiness, Overwhelm, Snappy behaviour.

Why do you tend to burn out?

Why do you feel sucked-dry of energy?

Why doesn’t life feel fun anymore?

Why do you feel frustrated and uninspired?

The answers lay in the differences between the two types of women I’ve observed in my practice.

Actually, not so much the type as much as how she operates in the world.

How she uses her body energy to live her life.

Meet Kimberly.

She’s an ambitious go-getter.

She’s confident and experienced in the marketplace and knows how and where to push to see results in her job or business.

A kick-ass businesswoman.

She’s busy and has a demanding job.

She’s the breadwinner in her household.

Often the only woman in a male-dominant workplace – striving, competing – to be seen and heard against all odds.

She’s determined. Hard-working. Relentlessly paving her way to the top.

She’s a professional.

Educated.

Often has multiple degrees under her belt (maybe even a Ph.D.).

She’s incredibly smart, talented, skilled and…. tired.

Actually she’s exhausted.

She secretly wonders what’s the point of it all.

Kimberly feels good at work but unsuccessful at home.

She misses the kids.

She craves to spend more time with them.

Dreams of vacations and time off just to catch up with them.

She has a nanny and a housekeeper, but she misses home.

She wishes to have more time.

When she leaves the house she exits her body.

She isn’t satisfied with her marriage. Her sex life is so-so. It’s good but not great.

Her husband isn’t the man she hoped he’d be.

She often considers separation but knows this will shatter the kids.

Her man isn’t a great husband but is a great dad.

Women like Kimberly tend to come into my practice feeling guilty because seemingly, she has everything.

The career, a family, the house, cars, vacations, a convenient lifestyle…

Still, something isn’t enough.

Women like Kimberly often use birth control pills for most of their lives and when they get off of it, experience their emotions for the first time and don’t know what to do with them.

Kimberly often wonders why her body is so messy? She wants to get her periods under control

She feels afraid, disgusted and even mad at femininity.

She questions herself. Often grumpy.

She has vicious dreams, and spirals down on an emotional roller coaster.

Food gives her a wicked handover.

She feels unstable, unbalanced, wobbly.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

She never really got to know herself. 

Meet Melissa.

Melissa is a SAHM (or works but not her life’s work).

She’s dedicated her life to her family.

She spends loads of energy trying to please everybody and rarely takes time for herself.

She depends on her husband financially and dreams of financial independence.

Melissa has a vision of starting a blog, or a business she can run from home working part-time hours in between her household responsibilities.

She knows it’s possible, she’d seen other women doing it.

She knows she can do it too.

But for some reason, she never gets to it.

She promised herself to get up early in the morning but never does.

She knows she needs to be consistent, but never has the energy to stick with it.

Her days are hectic with her waking up with the kids and feeling moody.

Sometimes she gets stubborn and doesn’t want to be around anyone (husband and kids included).

She just wants time for herself. Alone. 

Every now and then she has breakdowns and lashes out.

Mental and emotional breakdowns cause her trouble in her marriage and with the kids.

She’s infested with fear, confusion and regret.

She’s stressed about money.

She often wonders when will she be making her own money?

She wants her husband to be proud of her, but instead, he judges her and can’t understand why she’s not coping.

When he gets upset, she gets upset and tends to lose focus.

He spends hours upon hours trying to ‘fix’ and analyze her by acting like her ‘therapist’.

She feels trapped and ‘domesticated’.

She feels like she’s lost herself in the life of motherhood and being a wife.

She doesn’t believe she has the power to break the generational pattern she has been born into.

She feels alone and craves community.

Melissa wants to belong to something bigger than herself and her family.

In terms of health conditions, women like Melissa, complain about conditions like irregular and heavy periods (thyroid and adrenal issues), adult acne, weight gain, bulky arms and back, brain fog, cognitive and mental issues, short-term-memory-loss and emotional eating.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

So today you’re going to learn three steps on how to understand yourself as a woman so you can become the confident, energized and passionate woman you were destined to be on your own terms. 

This is the foundation to creating a life that works for you instead of against you. This training will help you become a victor instead of a victim of life’s circumstances. You have the power to have anything you want. 

The question isn’t ‘Why’, but ‘Why not’? Or ‘Why me?’ but ‘Why not me?’

This training will be like a powerful coaching session with me, on-demand! 

You know that the experience of a woman is different from a man’s (being different doesn’t imply inferiority). 

But the fact that women are expected to operate in life and business as a man is absurd! 

Men and women have been created differently for a reason and I want you to live your life embracing this truth and accepting it. 

We’re going to begin by introducing you to two types of women I work with and by the end of it, you’ll self identify which woman you resonate with most.

Why does this matter?

Simplicity.

Isn’t that what we all crave? 

I’ve been in this industry long enough to see how confusing ‘health’ can be.

Especially as women.

Your conditions are merely symptoms of a deeper-rooted issue.

Many of the answers to the conditions you have lay in the framework I’m going to teach you today.

Conditions like:

Hormonal imbalances – heavy, painful, irregular periods.

Emotional and mental instabilities – Brain fog, Moodiness, Overwhelm, Snappy behaviour.

Why do you tend to burn out?

Why do you feel sucked-dry of energy?

Why doesn’t life feel fun anymore?

Why do you feel frustrated and uninspired?

The answers lay in the differences between the two types of women I’ve observed in my practice.

Actually, not so much the type as much as how she operates in the world.

How she uses her body energy to live her life.

Meet Kimberly.

She’s an ambitious go-getter.

She’s confident and experienced in the marketplace and knows how and where to push to see results in her job or business.

A kick-ass businesswoman.

She’s busy and has a demanding job.

She’s the breadwinner in her household.

Often the only woman in a male-dominant workplace – striving, competing – to be seen and heard against all odds.

She’s determined. Hard-working. Relentlessly paving her way to the top.

She’s a professional.

Educated.

Often has multiple degrees under her belt (maybe even a Ph.D.).

She’s incredibly smart, talented, skilled and…. tired.

Actually she’s exhausted.

She secretly wonders what’s the point of it all.

Kimberly feels good at work but unsuccessful at home.

She misses the kids.

She craves to spend more time with them.

Dreams of vacations and time off just to catch up with them.

She has a nanny and a housekeeper, but she misses home.

She wishes to have more time.

When she leaves the house she exits her body.

She isn’t satisfied with her marriage. Her sex life is so-so. It’s good but not great.

Her husband isn’t the man she hoped he’d be.

She often considers separation but knows this will shatter the kids.

Her man isn’t a great husband but is a great dad.

Women like Kimberly tend to come into my practice feeling guilty because seemingly, she has everything.

The career, a family, the house, cars, vacations, a convenient lifestyle…

Still, something isn’t enough.

Women like Kimberly often use birth control pills for most of their lives and when they get off of it, experience their emotions for the first time and don’t know what to do with them.

Kimberly often wonders why her body is so messy? She wants to get her periods under control

She feels afraid, disgusted and even mad at femininity.

She questions herself. Often grumpy.

She has vicious dreams, and spirals down on an emotional roller coaster.

Food gives her a wicked handover.

She feels unstable, unbalanced, wobbly.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

She never really got to know herself. 

Meet Melissa.

Melissa is a SAHM (or works but not her life’s work).

She’s dedicated her life to her family.

She spends loads of energy trying to please everybody and rarely takes time for herself.

She depends on her husband financially and dreams of financial independence.

Melissa has a vision of starting a blog, or a business she can run from home working part-time hours in between her household responsibilities.

She knows it’s possible, she’d seen other women doing it.

She knows she can do it too.

But for some reason, she never gets to it.

She promised herself to get up early in the morning but never does.

She knows she needs to be consistent, but never has the energy to stick with it.

Her days are hectic with her waking up with the kids and feeling moody.

Sometimes she gets stubborn and doesn’t want to be around anyone (husband and kids included).

She just wants time for herself. Alone. 

Every now and then she has breakdowns and lashes out.

Mental and emotional breakdowns cause her trouble in her marriage and with the kids.

She’s infested with fear, confusion and regret.

She’s stressed about money.

She often wonders when will she be making her own money?

She wants her husband to be proud of her, but instead, he judges her and can’t understand why she’s not coping.

When he gets upset, she gets upset and tends to lose focus.

He spends hours upon hours trying to ‘fix’ and analyze her by acting like her ‘therapist’.

She feels trapped and ‘domesticated’.

She feels like she’s lost herself in the life of motherhood and being a wife.

She doesn’t believe she has the power to break the generational pattern she has been born into.

She feels alone and craves community.

Melissa wants to belong to something bigger than herself and her family.

In terms of health conditions, women like Melissa, complain about conditions like irregular and heavy periods (thyroid and adrenal issues), adult acne, weight gain, bulky arms and back, brain fog, cognitive and mental issues, short-term-memory-loss and emotional eating.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

She, too, never really got to know herself. 

Want the rest of the audio training?

Head on over to www.doritpalvanov.com/gettoknowyourself where you can download the full audio training in full.

 

Speaking of ‘what’s wrong with me?’ today I’m chatting with Dr. Valerie Rein, author of Patriarchy Stress Disorder – The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment. 

About Dr. Valerie Rein

Dr. Valerie Rein has discovered Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD) and created the only science-backed system for helping women achieve their ultimate success, happiness, and fulfillment by healing the generational trauma of oppression. She holds an EdM in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and a PhD in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her bestselling book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” and her cutting-edge programs have helped thousands of women shift from survival to thriving and master the game of “How good can it get?” in their work and personal lives. Dr. Valerie is a sought-after speaker and trainer at conferences and companies committed to setting new standards of excellence in their industry in diversity, equity, and inclusion, employee satisfaction, their physical and mental health, and creativity and innovation.

Highlights from today’s episode:

1. Dr. Valerie’s story of burnout and healing from it

2. Valerie’s definition and examples of patriarchy (is it man-hating?) and trauma.

3. The five steps to healing Patriarchy Stress Disorder using my burnout story as a case study.

4. Dr. Valerie answers my rapid-fire questions, her definition of feminine power, what makes her feel confident, energized and sexy.

 

After today’s interview, hopefully, you will understand that nothing stands in your way other than yourself and the trauma and oppression you’ve been carrying since you were born a female.

Show Notes

Join The Thriving Experience here

CONNECT WITH DR VALERIE ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drvalerierein/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drvalerierein

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/drvalerierein/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYKwkWCYCSkvpPA8W1ZegQJOIN

VALERIE’S FREE FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1076117229121447

How to Mom 18 kids without burning out? (ep-161)

July 16th, 2020

Today on the podcast I’m chatting with Jenn Taylor from www.momof18.com.

Jenn is mom to 18 kids. Yes, you’ve read that right, eighteen.

Some of those kids are biological and some are adopted and others are from foster care. I loved how Jenn said, ‘all of them are mine and don’t ever ask me that again’.

18 children have blessed her life. She went through infertility, seven pregnancies and has 12 years of foster parenting under her belt, plus a few more working at a non-profit with foster kids.

She’s been a stay-at-home Mom, homeschooling and making baby food from scratch, a Mom working in the corporate world and an Entrepreneurial Mom. She’s been divorced, and a single mom and She’s also experienced life with a blended family.

In the end, she was blessed to end up with kids from everywhere. More than “Yours, Mine and Ours” – an amalgam of foster children who aged out, adopted children, stepchildren, biological children and even a foreign exchange student.

Man, if that’s not inspiring I don’t know what is!

This was a conversation where I was listening more than talking because quite frankly, I find it fascinating and even impossible that someone can raise 18 children and come out on the other side not burnt out.

So, yet again, I was wrong.

As usual, I was projecting my own crap and fears.

If you find raising children wearying and if you believe that you’re burnt out because you have multiple children, wait until you hear Jenn’s story and more importantly her outlook and mindset.

By the end of this conversation, I observed myself feeling more empowered and trusting my abilities to raise ‘only’ tree kids.

You’ll hear Jenn respond to this comment with a beautiful analogy that changed everything for me. No matter how many kids we have, we are all parents. Being a parent is hard. It’s exhausting and challenging on so many levels but it’s also the thing that builds us up.

Motherhood and parenting allows us to be in the valley between mountains of opposing energies at all times.

You’re tired and energized at the same time.

You’re angry and in-love at the same time!

You’re inspired and depleted at the same time!

You’re happy, ecstatic and annoyed at the same time.

That’s the gift of motherhood for me.

Learning how to be OK ‘in the valley of motherhood’.

Because motherhood is simply one aspect of who you are, but you are so much more than that, Jenn is a great example of that.

She’s a mom of 18 kids, and also a minimalist, athlete, wife, bursting with sarcasm and humour. I just loved this conversation and can’t wait to share it with you!!

Buckle up mama, this interview will blow your mind!

Enjoy listening!

Highlights from today’s interview

  • Jenn’s journey of raising 18 kids
  • How Jenn is healing familial dysfunction
  • Jenn’s attitude towards logistics and managing the household with 18 kids
  • Jenn’s take on resourcefulness and creatively solving problems as a mom
  • How she managed to stay confident, energized and sexy as a mom of 18 kids?
  • Compounding joy theory
  • What makes her feel confident, energized and sexy as a woman

Jenn and I want to hear from you

How many kids do you have? What’s one mindset shift you’re leaving with after hearing this interview?

 

Show Notes

My brand new audio training – Get To Know Yourself

Jenn’s book: Hello my name is warrior princess

Jenn’s podcast: The Naked Podcaster

Jenn’s website

Jenn’s Instagram

Diversity and Inclusivity Begin At Home (ep-158)

June 17th, 2020

Today on the podcast we’re continuing the conversation about diversity, inclusivity, privilege, social injustice, profiling, discrimination and fairness among all human beings.

I believe that we are all children of God and deserve basic human rights, feeling like we belong in society and the world, feeling safe and acknowledged for who we are without discrimination, or the need to protect ourselves and our children constantly from bias, prejudice, injustice.

As a woman, wife and mother I wouldn’t want to live in a world where my life force energy is spent in the wrong places – like fearing my children aren’t safe on the streets, or not trusting authorities to protect us or treat us differently just because of the colour of my skin.

In this episode, you’ll hear my conversation with Megan Stewart Hodge, the founder of Cultiver. She is an executive, public speaker and advocate for diversity and cultures of inclusion in the workplace.

Megan strives for whole-person success in her interwoven career and personal journey, prioritizing authenticity in life and as a leader in the insurance industry. Megan has cultivated her expertise as a leader throughout her career with a strong focus on operational strategy, innovation, fostering talent and inclusive culture development and consummate client advisory.

Megan is the author of Voix, commencing in January 2020 in the glu, a monthly storytelling series highlighting the imperative of using our individual and collective voices to advance and empower women in all facets of our lives.

Megan believes it is critical to use our voices and our positions of leadership to drive meaningful change for a more inclusive industry and society.

Megan, like myself, is a wife and mother who believes in equal rights and strives to educate herself on big, scary and loaded topics and introducing them to our families in a palatable, digestible way.

Highlights from this episode:

  • Megan’s story and how she came to do this work
  • Definitions – diversity, inclusion, privilege, social injustice, profiling, discrimination, fairness. What does this mean and why does it matter?
  • The importance of having freedom for expressing yourself fully, authentically and feeling safe in the world
  • Why does this conversation matter for mothers?
  • Why does this have to start at home?
  • Tips and tools for having age-appropriate conversations about race at home with children (videos, books, documentaries, etc).
  • What are some examples of exhibiting inclusive and diverse behaviour at home and in the outside world?

This is an important conversation I recommend for women, especially if you’re raising children and your vision for them is living in a world that is fair for all human beings.

If you are, like me, a newbie to this topic, this conversation will help you to get started. Remember, social justice is a marathon, not a sprint, and both Megan and I believe this has got to start at home. Even if you feel like there’s nothing you can do to contribute to change, there’s a lot you can do at home. Listen to how Megan and I are doing it and join in with us.

Megan and I want to hear from you!

How are you educating yourself and your children about social injustice and what are some examples of the things you do at home? Comment below.

 

Show Notes

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/158/

Transforming The Core of Motherhood with Jennifer Oliver (ep-154)

April 29th, 2020

Today on the podcast I’m chatting with Jennifer Oliver, from fitmama.com

Highlights from this episode

1. Jennifer’s story of how she injured her back while being a mama of two young kids and how she’d emerged from that.

2. Why do women lose their confidence after becoming a mom?

3. What is true? Our physiology is a reflection of our psychology or the other way around?

4. The connection between core strength and having foreign inserts in the body (i.e. IUD) and the body’s response to it.

5. Are crunches good for us?

6. The difference between yoga and pilates and engagement of core?

7. How soon can you begin pilates postpartum?

8. What is a reformer?

9. Jen walked up through some breath work to strengthen the core

10. Jen answers my questions about her as a woman, wife and mother (this is where we get real!)

This episode is a must-listen for all mamas who are struggling with getting back in shape postpartum as well as women who are way past labour but wish to strengthen their body while mothering their kids.

In my own personal experience, the core is the area of the body where I feel connected to my essence as a human being. It isn’t news that after labour and delivery many of us feel like we’ve ‘lost ourselves’ after motherhood and in my opinion reconnecting and strengthening that area of the body is a great place to start!

 

Show Notes: 

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/154/

Invest in Yourself! (ep-147)

March 5th, 2020

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

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: 

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/140/

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!

Xo,
Dorit

Show Notes:
https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/139/

What Frozen 2 Taught Me As A Woman

December 29th, 2019

For full show notes head on over to: www.doritpalvanov.com/podcast/ep-138

 

To get instant access to the free masterclass on the Exact 3 Steps to Get Your Energy Back, after Getting Married and Having Kids go to: https://doritpalvanov.com/energy-masterclass/

 

To book a free 45-minute discovery call with me go to: https://doritpalvanov.com/contact/discovery/

Motherhood, Anxiety, Postpartum Depression and Everything in Between with Julia Kristina

October 31st, 2019

Hey mamas,

Today on the show I get to chat with Julia Kristina from juliakristina.com. She's a Registered Clinical Counsellor and the founder and host of the weekly YouTube channel Julia Kristina Mah where she talks about mindfulness, mindset and mental wellness with over 100K subscribers! She's also a wife and mom of three.

I found Julia on my own quest healing from codependency and love following her online.

Today on the show we focused our conversation on motherhood, anxiety, postpartum depression and everything in between and my hope is that her advice and expertise will help you to change your mindset around your own mental health and serve as a reminder that you are not broken, weak, weird, stupid or anything else that circles in your mind.

You are whole and complete just as you are and if you need some help from a therapist, counsellor or a coach it doesn't make you less than, it only makes you a seeker who's determined to live life to the fullest.

I have shared many times that throughout my own journey I have hired coaches, therapists, mentors and healers, and still do because I wholeheartedly believe that we were not meant to do this alone.

Here's what we've talked about:

  • The difference between coaching and therapy.
  • The stigma of mental health and what to do when you're afraid of facing hard things.
  • Our emotional reactions, how they're created and how to take more control of your own life and change.
  • The mother wound and individuating from our mothers to gain more confidence, energy and owning your power back.
  • Individuating from our mothers and why we have to stop blaming our moms.
  • The one thing we must do to raise confident daughters?
  • Anxiety in motherhood and how to lower its intensity
  • The need for control and living in isolation and the price we're paying as moms
  • The steps moms can take to heal from postpartum depression
  • Are antidepressants and antianxiety medication safe?

Show Notes: 

For full show notes, head on over tohttps://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/130/

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'.

Yup.

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!

XOXO,

Dorit

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.

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, 

XOXO,

Dorit

 

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

We officially begin on July 8th @ 1pm. 

See you on the other side!! xo, Dorit

 

‘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,

XOXO
Dorit

Show Notes: 

www.healthbeginswithmom.com/ep-107

How Do You Mistreat Yourself? [ep-104]

May 16th, 2019

Hey love,

I hear from so many of you that you want to know more about me.

I love reading and whenever I pick up a new book the first thing I do is go straight to the acknowledgments portion because that's where I the 'real' person lives.

So I get it.

Today on the podcast I share more about myself, my journey and my health mission.

I talk about:

  • The various ways in which I see women mistreating themselves as women, wives, and mothers.
  • How my maternal lineage influenced me and why I didn't want my daughters to end up like them.
  • My motherhood journey and the healing I've experienced in that (still do).
  • My 'eat-pray-love' moment and what came out of that.
  • My mission as an embodiment coach for women.
  • My approach and how it looks like to work with me.

I hope you can find yourself in my story and know that you are not alone!

Whether you struggle with your relationships with people (parenting, marriage), your relationship with money (not clear what to do with your life/time, scarcity mindset, money wounds, etc), or with your relationship with your body and health, I want you to know that this can change.

All you need to do is decide.

Say "yes" to yourself.

Open your mind.

Slow down and listen.

Ask for help and wait.

It will happen.

Your feminine energy doesn't travel in the speed of Google. It needs time to simmer and cook before it manifests.

You got this!

If you're ready to say 'yes' to yourself (or willing to open your mind to it), head on over to my website and schedule a quick coffee chat with me.

I'm happy to hold space for you and help you create a plan of action in your way to change and heal from past conditioning and find the true you ;)

Here's the link: www.healthbeginswithmom.com/discovery-call 

Ohh, and forgot to add, it's free.

You're welcome.

Sending you much love & healing,

XOXO,

Dorit

“What If My Husband Would Want Time Off Too? I Can’t Handle The Kids All By Myself!” [ep-102]

May 2nd, 2019

Hey mama,

Today on the show I am doing a follow up from last episode (ep-101) where I talked about how to sleep in with a clean conscious and without responsibilities for just one day.

So many of you resonated with this message and I'm so glad!

One message I've received really touched my heart, so I am responding to it today:

Here's what one mama wrote:

"Thank you for the podcast! I understand you now! I will have to work on myself to get the guts to do something like that, or at the very least have a half day to myself. Confession, I know if I would do it, my husband will want to as well. Not sure I can handle the kids on my own for a full day and overnight. This is so shameful to admit, I can't believe I am telling you this."

Today's show is my response to her.

Enjoy listening and let me know if you have any questions related to this topic. If there's enough interest, I might do a series of Q&A.

Sending you much love & healing,

xoxo,

Dorit

 

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 www.healthbeginswithmom.com/discovery-call and book a call with me, I will hold you accountable to your desire.

Sending you much love & healing!

XOXO,

Dorit

How Being An Orthorexic Mom Wounded My Daughter (And How We’re Healing From It) [episode #98]

March 29th, 2019

Hey mama, 

Today on the podcast I am sharing my journey recovering from orthorexia, how it interfered with my relationship with food, my marriage, parenting, social life and life in general. 

I hear so many mothers who feel like they are "the food police" or "food Nazis" and that stands in the way of feeling good inside of their own homes. I know how that feels! 

So let's talk about it. 

Here's what we cover:

  • I explain what orthorexia is and how it is different than anorexia (both are eating disorders)
  • How to know if you have orthorexia (aka food puritan)?
  • My own journey of being orthorexia, and how this wounded my daughter and my relationship with my family
  • Our healing journey and how we have shifted since then. 

If you are a mom who's feeling obsessed (or too controlling) of what her kids eat (or don't eat) you have got to listen to this episode! 

I want you to know that you are not alone and you can get help! 

The first step is to acknowledge you have this problem, start with listening to another mom sharing her experience (that would be me :) 

I want to hear from you! In the comments, tell me how do you feel about feeding your kids? And How do you keep your sanity around healthy eating and living?

I hope this is helpful to you, and if it is please share it with a mom who needs to hear this. 

Sending you much love & healing,  

XOXO,

Dorit

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,

XOXO,

Dorit

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.

On Air Coaching - When Breastfeeding Competes With Your Business With Melissa (ep-89)

January 17th, 2019

Welcome to the show!

If you're new to me and to this show, this is where we talk about the intersection between your health as a woman & female, your sacred work in your home and with your family, as a wife and mother and how to tap into your life's work as a healer & creative using your divine feminine superpowers. 

Today's on-air coaching call is actually one I wasn't even sure I want to share with the world because the topic is extremely touchy and sensitive in the life of a mother and you'll see, my advice for Melissa at the end is one you don't expect to hear from someone who advocates health.

Some of you know that I am a retired pediatric nutritionist and feeding children is something near and dear to my heart, so I had to sit a lot of time with the decision whether I should air it or not. I decided to air it because I am here to serve you and if there is one mama who's struggling with this I am sure there are many more out there who can resonate, so I had to remind myself that this is not about me and that playing small or "hiding" is not helpful to anyone.

Today you will meet Melissa who is a wife and mama of four boys under the age of 3 and her struggle with breastfeeding. Melissa is a photographer and loves her job and motherhood is something she is still learning to navigate and grow from. 

Enjoy listening!! 

Xoxo,

Dorit

Show Notes: 

https://healthbeginswithmom.com/ep-89/

www.healthbeginswithmom.com/apply

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