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Mama Needs A Moment

Mama Needs A Moment

By HER Health Collective
Mama Needs A Moment is your place to hang with your mom friends, learn from top-notch experts, swap stories, and know that you’re surrounded by moms that get it. Hosts, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane are the co-founders of HER Health Collective and your gal pals that will ‘tell it like it is.’ Episode after episode you will discover answers to your burning questions, receive expert guidance, find camaraderie, and feel grounded. Real moms are invited onto the show to ask leading experts the questions most of us are thinking, but never voice. Every episode ends with three take-aways.
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Ep. 34 The Danger of the Stories we Play on Repeat: How to Heal through Stories & Community

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Ep. 34 The Danger of the Stories we Play on Repeat: How to Heal through Stories & Community
No doubt about it, Barbara Kaynan is a fascinating human! A Registered Drama Therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association and mom to two littles, Barbara holds a Master's degree from NYU in Drama Therapy and a certificate from KINT Institute in The Arts and trauma treatment. She specializes in trauma-informed person-centered care; guiding individuals and groups, across treatment settings and cultural organizations, during times of big life transitions. Barbara has experience leading therapeutic theatre processes for Holocaust survivors, she has provided expressive, clinical support for at-risk youth, hospitalized children recovering from medical procedures and their families, individuals living with chronic and persistent mental illness, adults in acute psychosis, and older adults living with skilled nursing and memory care needs. Barbara is a published research scholar, peer review editor, and former professor at Long Island University. She believes that your relationship with yourself and others is an art - one that can be rehearsed and rewoven into experiences for healthier living. Are you ready to take up space, honor your experience, and create the life you want to live? This episode is for you! Our discussion today included: The many ways to describe motherhood The importance of not shrinking yourself to fit society standards What drama therapy can look like Getting stuck in one role in our lives and the importance of getting in touch with other life roles The power of inner-child work and the ways in which early intervention with children can help disrupt the negative stories they are already forming at a young age Dismantling the guilt and pressure around societal expectation of being the “best mom” The need for mothers to get in touch with their innate power and begin looking inward for answers to their parenting questions Barbara’s suggestions and tips for “rewilding” - how to open yourself back up to yourself How you can use components of drama therapy in parenting your own children How to approach adolescence and maintain that close relationship as a parent Using Cycle Syncing to bring balance to your life The power of storytelling and community in healing from complex trauma Carolina Creative Wellness https://www.instagram.com/carolinacreativewellness/ HER Health Collective
01:08:32
August 03, 2022
Ep. 33 Tantrums, Conflict & Trauma: Helping Parents Through the Messy Stuff w/ Dr. Hilary Mandzik
Dr. Hilary Mandzik is a mom to three young children so she understands that parenthood can be wonderful and amazing and full of joy while at the same time, it can be really, really hard. After working as a Licensed Psychologist with children and families in therapeutic settings for fifteen years, the life transition to becoming a mother gave a new life to her career. Motherhood compelled her to expand her work to include support for new parents. She earned a Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) from Postpartum Support International, which provided her with specialized knowledge and training to more effectively support new parents who are struggling. Throughout our insightful discussion with Dr. Hilary, you will hear us talk about: Dr. Mandzik’s journey to becoming a psychologist and specializing in the support of new parents who are struggling. The impact that being a psychologist has on parenting, and other relationships. The elements that cause the greatest struggles when transitioning to life with a new baby. The front end preparation that parents can invest in that will help equip them for the changes ahead. Defining Gentle Parenting, Respectful Parenting, Conscious Parenting and why it's hard for some parents. Recognizing the areas we need reparenting and working through our own traumas. The reason our children’s behavior triggers us. Looking at tantrums from a child’s perspective. Dr. Mandzik’s advice to parents when it comes to tantrums, sibling rivalry, aggressive behaviors from their children, etc. The message that Dr. Mandzik wants all moms to hear. https://www.hilarymandzik.com https://www.raisedresilient.com/mindset (Free Resource) https://www.raisedresilient.com (Dr. Hilary's Podcast) HER Health Collective
01:07:40
July 20, 2022
Ep. 32 Leaning into Discomfort, Accepting Rejection & Listening to Your Body w/ Dr. Radhika Sharma
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Radhika Sharma, a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and certified Life & Wellness Coach. Dr. Sharma is passionate about Women’s Health and Wellness. She is a mother of 2 young girls and wife to a fellow OBGYN. As a busy mother, wife and physician, Dr. Sharma found herself caught in the quicksand and did not see any way out of it. Fortunately, she found life coaching, which allowed her to recognize her authentic and essential self. Today Dr. Sharma continues her work as an OBGYN, while also collaborating with her life coaching clients to help them challenge the obstacles in their lives, and follow their essential self to make it through some of life’s most challenging times. Dr. Sharma completed her medical training at Saba University School of Medicine. After completing her medical rotations in the United States, she went on to complete her obstetrics & gynecology residency at Aultman Hospital in Affiliation with Northeast Ohio Medical University. She specializes in Pelvic floor disorders and reconstruction. Dr. Sharma is also a certified Life & Wellness coach through the Martha Beck Wayfinder training. Our discussion today included: • Respect in relationships and friendships, particularly as a mom • Listening to your inner voice in making important decisions • Growing up in a strongly East Indian household with strict family and educational values • The value of leaning into discomfort • Teaching our children about rejection, the value of affirmations, and understanding differences • Empowering our children and questioning the “good girl” myth • The challenge of finding a middle ground with your partner in parenting decisions • Dr. Sharma explores her role as a doctor as she dealt with postpartum anxiety • Getting in touch with your essential self and learning to listen to your body • The value of pursuing life integration • How a time audit can help you gain control of your life • Dr. Sharma’s views on the ways in which the United States is not adequately supporting new mothers • Exploring the expectations you set for yourself and what you want for yourself BusyOBees HER Health Collective
01:09:20
July 06, 2022
Ep. 31 - Getting Your Child Educational Support in School & Building Confidence w/Jessika Shields
Imagine having a trusted guide who empowers parents by providing resources and support that takes them from guessing what to do, to taking actionable steps. Our guest, Jessika Shield’s is an educator, licensed educational psychologist and parenting coach. She utilizes her educational background, company and podcast to help parents gain a sense of control over their children’s education, growth, and development. She coaches parents with relationship building, navigating education systems, special education, nurturing giftedness, mental wellness, and early interventions that work. In this episode you will hear us discuss: Jessika shares a bit about her childhood and how she was raised. The specific events in Jessika’s youth that directly impacted the direction of her life. Jessika discusses her business, Stronger Minds, Stronger Youth and her podcast Parent Them Successful that she started while also having a full time job as a School Psychologist. She shares the biggest hurdle, regardless of the state of residence, that families have to overcome in order to receive additional support for their children in a school setting Actionable steps parents can take in finding solutions to problems that arise when seeking support for their children. How to help children with mild learning difficulties improve their overall confidence and motivation to learn. Steps parents can take to make their child feel less anxious about limitations and instead feel good about their natural strengths. Sibling rivalry and ways parents can address the arguments for a more peaceful home. Jessika shares how she leveraged her strengths in order to achieve her life’s goals and provides advice for our listeners on finding and leveraging their strengths, while also determining their life goals. Mindset, the New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck My Grandfather's Blessings, Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging by Rachel Naomi Raman, MD https://jessikashields.com Building Child Confidence Intensive Workshop Series - http://www.buildingchildcompetence.com www.herhealthcollective.com
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June 22, 2022
Ep. 30 Postpartum Care, Battling Burnout & Barriers to Care: A Roundtable Discussion
Today we are delighted to discuss how mothers can best navigate the postpartum period, who should be a part of that postpartum care support team, how parents from different socioeconomic backgrounds can access the care they need, different approaches to finding balance in life (particularly as a parent), and how to approach difficult parenting decisions when overwhelmed by information from outside sources. The second HER Health Collective Roundtable of 2022 featured the following HER Expert panelists: Emily Chaffee – Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Fertility Specialist, founder & owner Carolina Birth & Wellness Blair Cuneo - Functional Medicine PA Kerry Jones – RD – Pediatric and Maternal Nutrition – Milestones Nutrition Maris Feeley - Birth and Postpartum Doula and co-owner of Carolina Birth & Wellness Erayna Sargent - Founder Hooky Wellness Dr. Lisa Folden - Licensed Physical Therapist, NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, owner Healthy Phit Physical Therapy Katherine Andrew- RD - Digestion and Hormones - Katherine Andrew Nutrition Dr. Florencia Segura - Pediatrician at Einstein Pediatrics Dr. Holly Durney - Physical Therapist - Women’s health and orthopedics Dr. Erika Aragona – Dual board-certified family medicine physician with a focus on preventive medicine and women’s health Today’s episode includes a discussion of the following topics: The ideal postpartum support care team & models from other countries Balancing work and parenting, avoiding burnout in all spheres of life Dealing with pressures from outside sources to have a family of a certain size, have more kids, etc. Importance of setting boundaries around social media use Understanding your family’s values and using that as the guidepost in making family decisions
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June 08, 2022
Ep. 29 - Lessons from an Elite Athlete on Perseverance & Healing w/Caroline Kratz
We all have stories of who we are prior to becoming a mom and who we grow to be while parenting. Life is about experiences that lead to wisdom. Our guest this week is Caroline Kratz. Caroline was a former US Rowing National Team athlete and two time Olympic Trials participant prior to having her five children. Today, Caroline continues to challenge her athleticism and shares her knowledge through coaching. She has an in-depth understanding of the benefits of cold water immersion. Caroline shares details of difficult situations in her life and how she’s coped through the struggle. It is an open discussion of bravery, perseverance, triumph, self-knowledge and forgiveness. **This episode contains content that may be triggering to some listeners and is created for adult audiences only. We advise listener and reader discretion for discussion of mental illness, eating disorder, suicide and sexual abuse. In this episode you will hear us discuss: Caroline discusses her athletic accomplishments and what it was like for her to manage the physical demands of training at such an elite level. Detailing the experience emotionally and mentally when she ultimately didn’t make it to the Olympics and how she processed that disappointment. The tremendous pressure that “snap-back” culture has on women and how Caroline was also influenced by its demands. Looking in hindsight, if Caroline would approach any aspect of her postpartum period differently. Cold water immersion - what it is, the benefits it can have on the body, and how she uses it as a tool to optimize her personal wellness. Caroline’s upbringing and how generational influences impacted her childhood, as well as how she is choosing to parent her children differently. The major traumatic experiences that have left a footprint on her life. Coping mechanisms she developed in order to deal with the trauma. Whether the trauma she experienced continues to instill fear in her marriage and parenting. Caroline’s message she wants all moms to hear. Cold Water Immersion at Triangle Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center with Caroline HER Health Collective
01:03:02
May 25, 2022
Ep. 28 On Forgiveness, Friendship & Living Your Life with Intention w/Nicole Wallace
Do you have someone in your life you need to forgive? Do you struggle with solidifying friendships now that you’re an adult? Nicole Wallace, wife, mother of six, licensed mental health counselor, and entrepreneur holds nothing back as we dive deep into several tough topics. In this episode, Nicole discusses how she moved past infidelity in her marriage, how embracing her blended family has changed her, the challenges of being raised by a single mother, the ways in which being a Black Latino American have influenced her parenting, the differences in raising kids today from 20 years ago, and how she recommends overcoming the challenges of making friends as an adult. She shares her incredible story and the lessons she’s learned along the way with authenticity and an openness that is rare to find. In this episode you will hear us discuss: The effects on Nicole being raised by a single mother in a poor neighborhood How Nicole navigated infidelity and forgiveness in her marriage and embraced a blended family. The power of therapy and marriage counseling Nicole’s suggestions on navigating negative self-image and self-esteem so prevalent for many women. The loss of identity in motherhood and the importance of periodic life assessments. Societal changes and the difference Nicole has seen in raising each of her six children. The challenges of making friends as an adult Transformation Counseling and Consulting, PLLC HER Health Collective - HER Circle
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May 11, 2022
Ep. 27 - How to Navigate a Career and Home Life w/ Krisna Guyton
Are you feeling pulled in different directions with all you need to accomplish in your role as a parent? Krisna Guyton, wife, mother of three, nurse, and entrepreneur not only lives life with a positive and upbeat attitude, but she strives to help moms recognize their value while assisting them with learning ways to be intentional with their time and energy. In this episode, Krisna shares how her teenage pregnancy, premature child, the move across states and nursing career ultimately lead to the start of her business, My Parenting Partners. She shares life lessons and gives pointers on having an upbeat attitude in life through all it throws at you. In this episode you will hear us discuss: Krisna’s path to becoming a nurse and how the birth of her premature son solidified this decision. The lessons Krisna has learned as she strived to complete school with two babies and how the lessons continue to be applicable today. Krisna’s journey through perinatal depression and how the experience influenced the decisions she’s made throughout her postpartum period, professional career, and as a mother. Her journey to creating My Parenting Partner’s as a way to serve and help parents. Krisna’s openness regarding her barriers to accessing equality of care from a mother’s perspective as well as a healthcare professional. How Krisna navigates life’s challenges and disappointments, and finds her way back to the upbeat attitude she exudes. The message Krisna wants all moms to hear. My Parenting Partners Krisna’s interview with Spectacular Magazine HER Health Collective - HER Circle
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April 27, 2022
Ep. 26 Understanding Stress, Aging & Emotions in Motherhood: A Roundtable Discussion
Our lives change in a myriad of ways once we become a mother, some positive and others less so. From experiences with “mom brain” or brain fog to overwhelming stress and anxiety, our brain and body can become taxed in a whole new way. In today’s episode we hear from experts on so-called “mom brain”, and also explore aging, changes in hormones, and the effects our stage of life can have on our overall health. We dive into how these issues impact a mother as well as her children and hear from our experts on the best ways to navigate these challenges. The first HER Health Collective Roundtable of 2022 featured the following HER Expert panelists: Dr. Erika Aragona – Dual board-certified family medicine physician with a focus on preventive medicine and women’s health Emily Chaffee – Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Fertility Specialist, founder & owner Carolina Birth & Wellness Kerry Jones – RD – Pediatric and Maternal Nutrition – Milestones Nutrition Today’s episode includes a discussion of the following topics: What happens in the brain during episodes of “brain fog” The impact of stress on parents How stress trickles down to children Learning to manage stress levels & help children navigate their own stressors The effect of chronic maternal stress on a fetus Emotions and feeling overwhelmed - how to navigate ups and downs of life The power of hormonal panels and routine care Navigating information overload and Dr. Google; knowing who to trust and the importance of following your gut Three pieces of advice and the need to eliminate “should” HER Health Collective HER Circle - A mom community created by HER Health Collective National Outdoor Leadership School Kerry's Reading: Midnight Library by Matt Haig
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April 13, 2022
Ep. 25 Being the Queen of Pivots and Cultivating Exceptional Humans w/Chasta Hamilton
Kind, driven, and passionate are adjectives that describe Chasta Hamilton. She is also an entrepreneur, author, speaker, educator and mom, who believes in using her experiences to empower and inspire others to reach their fullest potential. Chasta is ambitious. She’s the owner of a non-profit called Girls Geared for Greatness and also owns two dance studios called Stage Door Dance in Raleigh, NC. Recently, she authored her first book called Trash the Trophies where Chasta discusses the competitive dance industry with its biased scoring, skimpy costumes, toxic rivalries, no regulation and standardization. A life in the performing arts has equipt Chasta with the ability to see all of its powerful benefits as well as flaws and applies the lessons to guide others toward success. In this episode you will hear us discuss: Chasta’s internal dialogue when she’s faced with difficulty in life and her advice on how others can put that same positive attitude and adaptability into practice. The statement “bend to your circumstances. Look them in the eye and give them a wink,” and how parents can teach their children to benefit from this advice. Making the decision to not have her dance studios participate in competitions and the benefits she’s noticed on her students because of this decision. Discussing the reverse gender inequality within the competitive dance industry and why she thinks we are still stuck in this rigid mindset. How to make sure we are promoting dance in a way that encourages inclusion. What fueled her desire to begin her nonprofit Girls Geared for Greatness and how to get involved. Chasta’s message she wants every mom to hear. HER Health Collective HER Circle
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March 30, 2022
Ep. 24 Can Parenting be a Portal to Our Own Healing? w/Iris Chen
Today we got to sit down with Iris Chen, of the wildly popular website and social media account known as “Untigering.” Iris also recently authored a fantastic book by the same name. Iris is an American Born Chinese who ended up raising kids who are Chinese born Americans. She considers herself a deconstructing tiger mother who is doing her best to become a gentle parent. As she learned to honor her children’s individuality and autonomy, she felt it no longer made sense to subject them to a system that wouldn’t do the same. Iris began to trust in her children’s innate ability and motivation to learn, and found she no longer believed in a compulsory education that forced children to learn according to arbitrary adult standards. Iris practices unschooling with her children and has a second book by that name coming out soon. Today’s discussion covers these topics: Reparenting and how becoming a parent can be a portal for our own healing Tiger moms and what the Untigering movement is How culture plays a role in parenting The need to do less “reading” and “research” and focus a bit more on our intuition as parents How resentment can impact the parent-child relationship The need for awareness and being proactive when it comes to our own personal boundaries as a parent Viewing gentle parenting as a practice, as opposed to something we have to get exactly right How adult expectations may impede our relationship with our child Unschooling: what it is, what it could look like in practice, and why you may want to consider it Untigering: Adventures of a Deconstructing Tiger Mother Untigering Book - Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent Iris is reading: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Iris is watching: The After Party, Severance HER Health Collective HER Circle
01:00:12
March 16, 2022
Ep. 23 Mothering Through Life’s Adversity and Braving the Unknown w/ Kim Wierzel
Life is a series of events that challenge us. For Kim Wierzel, some of the biggest challenges she faced over the past 7-8 years have been the guidepost to her to making this year’s goal about enjoying the life that she's built and finding pleasure in the journey. While listening to this episode, you will hear Kim discuss the tragic loss of her husband of 20 years and how she helped both herself and her two young children through the grief. Kim talks about how she went from doing very little movement to becoming a fitness studio owner of two Total Row locations, all while working a day job. She also very openly shares the process of supporting her transgenered child and finding a loving connection with another person after loss. How rowing has changed her life for the better Integrating motherhood with owning two fitness studios Kim’s lessons and experiences dating after loss and dating after 40. The process of supporting her transgenered child and what it has looked like for her family. Building the relationship with step children and the lessons learned along the way The message Kim would like all mom’s to hear A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper Total Row Raleigh Comfort Zone Camp Warrior Tech HER Health Collective  HER Circle (A mom community created by HER Health Collective)
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March 02, 2022
Ep. 22 Taking Charge of Your Story, Building Resiliency, and The Gift of Therapy w/ Dr. Maria Paredes
Today we have the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Maria Paredes. Dr. Paredes has nearly 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist-Supervisor that uses an eclectic approach when working with her clients. Dr. Paredes is trained in brainspotting and EMDR and we had the pleasure of learning a bit more about these treatment protocols. Today’s discussion covers these topics: Different roles friends play in life The importance of daring to hope Brainspotting and EMDR as treatment protocols Prevalence of anxiety among mothers, and role of childhood attachment needs Eating disorders and what recovery may look like, how changing body can impact that recovery The pressure in parenthood and the need for a village in raising children Need for more normalizing and increasing access to therapy for father figures The flaws with BMI Healing from trauma, the pressures society puts on females and need for women to take charge of the narrative and tell their own story Lawnmower parents and the need to give children the opportunity to make mistakes and build resiliency Find Dr. Maria Paredes: Three Birds Counseling and Clinical Supervision Instagram Facebook YouTube What Dr. Paredes is reading and watching: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky A Promised Land by Barak Obama The Mandalorian on Disney+ HER Health Collective
01:06:51
February 16, 2022
Ep: 21 Single Parenting, Squashing Fear and Creating Joy Worthy Co. w/Lauren Stevens
What do wine dinners, paint pours, candle making and charcuterie design have in common? Lauren Stevens. Lauren is the founder and owner of the creative workshop experiences of Joy Worthy Co. She built her business on the goal of having each guest experience a greater sense of self worth, joy and inspiration. Lauren is fun, easygoing and insightful. She openly shares her journey to bringing her business to life, her objective for each class she hosts, the struggles of being a single parent and business owner, and facing the paralyzing effect of fear. Discussion highlights included: How motherhood changed her life The importance of gathering people together Joy Worthy Co as a combination of creative activity with emotional intelligence Overcoming the awkwardness of mixing and mingling for the first time Divorce and raising her son as a single parent Her outlook on success, failure and fear Biggest struggle in her role as a mom Lauren’s mothering message Lauren mentions: - Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman - You are a Badass by Jen Sincero - We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere: 9 Principles to Live By by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel - Joy Worthy Co. HER Health Collective Beyond the Behaviors (Course)
01:02:20
February 02, 2022
Ep: 20 Transform Your Relationship w/ Your Children Through Peaceful Parenting w/ Paula Kettula
Mama Needs A Moment Podcast - 2021 WRAL Voters' Choice Award Winner! We had the pleasure of sitting down with Paula Kettula, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with children and families for over 20 years. Paula is the creator and the host of a massively successful online parenting summit called “Becoming a Peaceful Parent” and has developed a unique approach to parenting based on a powerful transformational leadership framework which she is using to empower parents to become conscious, confident, and inspiring parents so they can create authentic, connected, and loving relationships with their children. Paula holds a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University. She also has a diploma in Montessori education from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), is a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) and is trained in EMDR, Sandplay Therapy, Play Therapy and Transformational Leadership. Our discussion today included: The pressure society puts on parents Being attuned to your kids needs The power of a morning ritual How learning to play an instrument can benefit the brain The need for children to have independence and how this differs in other countries Parenting as a leadership role and using power rather than force to parent our children Battling the power struggles that often emerge with children Why our kids can be so triggering and the importance of parents healing their own traumas and wounds The importance of taking responsibility for our actions as a leader and parent Paula's Website and Social Channels: FB: https://www.facebook.com/transformationalparent YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/transformationalparent Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/transformational_parent/ Dr. Joni Johnson/Behind the Behaviors Course HER Health Collective
01:08:57
January 19, 2022
Ep 19 Season 1 Finale: Sharing The “Knows” w/ Cindi and Crissy
We are putting a bow on 2021 as both the year and Season 1 comes to a close. We are sharing all the “knows,” including answering our own Get To Know You Questions that we ask each guest in an effort for you to know us better, and sharing our personal growth (what we grew to know more) in regard to the four initiatives that we aim to draw attention to each year. The initiatives that we focus on include: Equal Access to Maternal Care Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Diet Culture and Body Appreciation The Goddess Myth and Managing Expectations of Motherhood In this episode, we get vulnerable about some of our personal struggles and where we hope to continue striving for self development. Our desire is that you come away from this episode with some “me too” moments, having things to ponder, as well as excitement for our upcoming Season 2! Crissy Mentioned: Such a Fun Age - Riley Reid Atlas of the Heart - Brene Brown Cindi Mentioned: The Choice - Dr. Edith Eger The Gift - Dr. Edith Eger Man’s Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankel The Alice Network - Kate Quinn
01:04:50
December 15, 2021
Ep. 18 Exploring the Joys, Struggles, & Myths of Parenting an Only w/Jess Myhre
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Jess Myhre, co-host of Only You: A One and Done podcast. Together with her husband Pierce, Jess works hard to try to bring humor, understanding and a deep well of empathy to the topic of being one and done. Jess shares a lot about her journey and how they made the decision to be one and done, she attacks the stigma of raising an only child and explores how solid parenting is the best way to ensure a happy childhood for our kids. This is such an important episode for everyone to listen to with so many valuable insights, but is an especially important episode if you are considering being a one and done family, or have a one and done family in your life.​ Summary: How motherhood fundamentally changes you as a person How things like traumatic birth experiences, postpartum anxiety/ depression, PTSD can play a role in the decision to be one and done The growing prevalence of one and done families, and how woefully under-discussed the topic is Typical stigmas only children face The importance of self-approval and letting go of others opinions The wide variety of reasons for parents to decide to have just one child Siblings don’t make a child less lonely, and other myths of only children How to handle judgements and comments from others about family decisions The importance of leaving room to change your mind Parenthood and the effect on marriages So much of parenting is re-parenting yourself Jess is reading: Bringing Up Bébé Jess is watching: Gilmore Girls Jess is listening to: The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael HER Health Collective
01:07:03
December 01, 2021
Ep. 17 Exposing the Harmful Expectations of Motherhood with a Dose of Reality w/ HER Expert Panelists
Our quarterly Roundtables provide an opportunity for us to bring together our Expert Panelists. Our panelists are from a variety of industries who all have varying expertise and opinions. Together, they discuss important issues that are relevant to mothers in our community. It’s the perfect way to initiate collaboration, create partnerships and learn different viewpoints all with the goal of bringing attention to maternal health. In our final Roundtable of 2021, the panelists are exposing the harmful expectations of motherhood and confronting the unrealistic and unachievable ideals. Our goal through this discussion is to help moms recognize and manage the expectations. The experts strive to help moms to establish in advance what is realistic so disappointment is minimized and moms can feel more secure in their abilities. Summary: Common expectations of motherhood vs. the reality. The shifting of expectations throughout history. Reading an excerpt from an article in Time Magazine by Claire Howorth,The Goddess Myth: Why Many New Mothers Feel Guilt and Shame, how the goddess myth plays out in our expert’s perspective industries and is it actually a pervasive problem. The role society plays in the goddess myth and what needs to shift to lessen the guilt and shame moms experience. Mom shaming as another source of pressure, how to deal with it and how to correct the behavior if we inadvertently find ourselves being the one doing the shaming. The pressure of comparison and learning to embrace the individual development of their child(ren) without feeling the need to compare their progress to others. The experts share their own experiences of working through the expectations of motherhood. Featured Panelists: Emily Chaffee – Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Fertility Specialist, founder & owner Carolina Birth & Wellness Anna Lutz – MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S – Lutz Alexander and Associates Nutrition Therapy – Non-diet Nutritional Counseling (HAES & Intuitive Eating) Nicole Wallace – Counselor – LCMHC- Transformation Counseling & Consulting; former Wake County educator and school counselor Kerry Jones - MPH, RD, LDN - Owner of Milestones Nutrition Dr. Joni Johnson - MD - Pediatrician and certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 12 years of clinical experience supporting individuals with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, mood disorders and behavior problems. Dr. Holly Durney - DPT and APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist and has pelvic floor rehabilitation training from the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute - Smart Athlete PT HER Health Collective
01:02:50
November 17, 2021
Ep. 16 Creating a Supportive Fourth Trimester for Every Mother w/ Dr. Kristin Tully
Dr. Kristin Tully is faculty in the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Tully is a medical anthropologist who seeks to enable health by improving health care services over the “1,000 days” continuum of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. She is interested in understanding human needs around the perinatal period of the life course, from the perspectives of birthing parents, infants, and those supporting them. Her research addresses topics such as breastfeeding outcomes, mother-infant safety, sleep practices, maternal health, and transitions through health care, to establish more patient- and family-centered care. The objective is to advance equity by identifying metrics for accountability and continual improvement in health systems. This episode offers an important conversation about the state of postpartum care in our country. It is so enlightening to hear all the ways Dr. Tully and her colleagues are working to improve care in the fourth trimester and beyond. We hope you leave feeling just as inspired and hopeful as we did. Summary: The importance of having an inner purpose Role of medical anthropologist Need to put moms and her key support at the center of the medical system of postpartum care The role of science in shaping how we approach different aspects of motherhood, and assessing who we are using as the “norm” in the collection of data and how that impacts the results. The set-up of hospitals and birthing centers, and how that impacts the system of care. We are just as dependent on each other after birth as we are during pregnancy, it just looks different. The current lack of support in the fourth trimester is unacceptable. The Fourth Trimester Project and the work they are doing to change the healthcare system How language of things like intake forms can make a big difference in what information a mom chooses to share The importance of services like doulas and interpretation services, and the need to better integrate them into the system and provide living wages for the people in those fields. The need to change the standard of care to center the marginalized and oppressed in order to make sure every mom receives the care she needs and deserves. The need for credible, trusted resources for moms and how the formatting and placement of those resources can make a difference. The importance of sharing our story and how we can each drive change in postpartum care by helping other moms know they are not alone. HER Health Collective Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health at UNC-Chapel Hill
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November 03, 2021
Ep. 15 Supporting Mental Health Through Writing & Storytelling w/ Kim Hawley
We are honored to have Kim Hawley as a guest on the podcast. Kim is the founder of Strength Through Story a support group for pregnant, postpartum and adoptive moms that focuses on healing through writing and creative community. She is also the statewide Coordinator for Postpartum Support International in Missouri. Kim is the owner of Kim Hawley Creative, a design business where she works on everything from websites to marketing materials, report and media kit design to event and headshot photography. We also found out (in this episode) that Kim is aspiring to begin her own non-profit. Additionally, Kim is the mom to a very active three year old. In our discussion, you will hear us talk about: Kim’s personal story struggling with mental health and finding Strength Through Story. Most common stories she hears from mom’s and why sharing stories are helpful. Stigma attached to maternal mental health and why it’s hard for moms to talk about. Integrating a busy lifestyle with a healthy mindset of abundance rather than overwhelm. Identifying and navigating the motherhood identity conundrum. Working through the fear of writing and the healing benefits of writing vs. other creative outlets. Kim’s lesson/shift experienced in motherhood so far. Strength Through Story Kim Hawley Creative Instagram, Facebook HER Health Collective Kim's reading: "It's Not Always Depression" by Hilary Jacobs Hendel
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October 20, 2021
Ep. 14 Unpacking Diet Culture & Body Image w/ HER Expert Panelists, Fall Roundtable
The third HER Health Collective Roundtable of 2021 focused on exploring diet culture and body image issues.⁠ Our quarterly roundtables bring the HER Expert Panelists together to share their knowledge and discuss important health topics that affect mothers. It’s our hope that shedding light on this important topic and having open discussions like this, will help reduce the number of women who are silently struggling. The 2021 HER Expert Panelists involved in this discussion include: Katherine Andrew – MPH, RD, LDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – Areas of Specialty: gut health, food sensitivities, hormones, family food dynamics & intuitive eating Dr. Erkada DeRouen – MD – Family Medicine – Lifestyle medicine board certified physician – Associate Medical Director Telemedicine, focus: health equity and diversity and inclusion in the telemedicine and start up space. Dr. Lisa Folden – DPT – Healthy Phit Physical Therapy & Wellness – Mom Life Coaching Kerry Jones – RD – Pediatric and Maternal Nutrition – Milestones Nutrition Dr. Susan Lovelle – MD, MACM – Holistic Wellness – Founder, CEO Premiere Wellness Anna Lutz – MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S – Lutz Alexander and Associates Nutrition Therapy – Non-diet Nutritional Counseling (HAES & Intuitive Eating) Topic Summary: History of diet culture Definition of diet culture Evolution of the “perfect body” Weight bias, social status and power Co-opting of HAES terms Financial influence of diet culture Inflammation and weight, BMI and weight, outdated and questionable research Dealing with statements that promote diet culture and spread fat phobic beliefs The rise of orthorexia nervosa How each expert personally practices body appreciation HER Health Collective
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October 06, 2021
Ep. 13 Being a Confident Mom Raising Confident Children w/ Renee Avis
In this episode of Mama Needs and Moment, we are speaking with Renee Avis. Renee is a licensed professional counselor and the founder of Renee Avis Triangle Area Therapy, Our Mom Tribe and the Confident Moms Raising Confident Girls Coaching program. She is an expert in guiding moms to identify and understand their roadblocks to feeling/being confident. She helps clients recognize and defeat the negative self-doubt and negative body image that steals joy. Renee assists clients with believing in themselves, becoming connected to their bodies and feeling empowered with guiding their children to be confident and happy. In our discussion with Renee, she shares signs to look for in their children if they are struggling with the onset of an eating disorder. She also discusses building confidence in our children and how to create a world of confident moms. Renee’s story and what led her to this line of work. Signs to look for in our children when they are struggling with the onset of an eating disorder. The biggest struggle moms come to her with. The journey to finding confidence and ensuring our children are confident. The reason so many moms struggle with body image issues and the long-term negative consequences of a poor body relationship. Creating a world of confident moms. Renee’s most challenging lesson in her motherhood journey so far. Renee Avis Triangle Area Therapy, Our Mom Tribe and the Confident Moms Raising Confident Girls Coaching program Talking To The Sky by - Aimee Mayo HER Health Collective
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September 22, 2021
Ep. 12 Battling Overwhelm with Baby Steps & Why You Should ‘Eat the Cake’ w/ Dr. Lisa Folden
Dr. Lisa Folden is a licensed physical therapist and mom-focused lifestyle coach. The owner of Healthy Phit Physical Therapy & Wellness Consultants in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Folden works with clients recovering from orthopedic and neurological injuries. Additionally, she assists busy moms seeking a healthier lifestyle by guiding their food, exercise and wellness choices through optimal organization, planning strategies and holistic goal setting. In today’s episode, Dr. Folden dives into the importance of organization in our lives and how it can help us combat feelings of overwhelm, how to redefine and manage pain to improve quality of life, and navigating through diet culture and learning to embrace your body. The path to embracing a holistic, functional, and integrative approach to health in the medical system and personal lives The ways in which we organize our lives and how it can impact feelings of overwhelm The value of a command center for parents Tips and baby steps for busy moms to prioritize health and wellness in day to day life The importance of a curated social media feed and finding your own hobbies How to redefine and manage pain to improve quality of life Navigating through diet culture and learning to embrace your body How to let go of damaging thought processes and behavioral patterns The struggle of managing emotions as a parent Dr. Folden’s advice to moms - “eat the cake” Dr. Lisa Folden - Healthy Phit Physical Therapy and Wellness Consultants Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest Dr. Folden is currently watching: - Upshaw - Queen of the South - New Amsterdam Dr. Folden is reading: - Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings - Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elise Resch Sponsor, Renee Avis - Confident Moms Raising Confident Daughters, Our Mom Tribe HER Health Collective
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September 08, 2021
Ep. 11 Nourishing Your Mind & Body While Minimizing Stress w/ Katherine Andrew
Katherine Andrew is a Registered Dietician with a Masters Degree in Public Health and practices using a Functional Nutrition approach. This means evaluating how a client's body is functioning as a whole unit rather than individual parts. She integrates all parts of health, both physical and mental into her work. Katherine works with clients to identify and address health concerns, navigate food sensitivity, explore body image, evaluate and improve hormone health, maximize stress management, and restore their relationship with eating so they can thrive. Each client is approached individually to help create a realistic and sustainable plan. Katherine dives deeper into her method of helping clients, the concepts of meal mapping, mitigating stress and breaking apart the messages portrayed by society in regard to health. Katherine's path to becoming a Registered Dietician Most common struggle moms come to her with Meal mapping Nourishing the mind and body during stressful times Shifting society's messages of health Instilling body positivity in our children Katherine's biggest struggle as a mom Katherine's advice to moms Katherine Andrew - Nourish to Flourish Social Platforms: Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram HER Health Collective HER Circle (Mom community by HER Health Collective)
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August 25, 2021
Ep. 10 How Moms Supporting Moms will Change Postpartum Care w/ Megan Roberts
Megan Roberts is the program coordinator of Moms Supporting Moms, a peer-based support program for moms housed under the non-profit SafeChild NC. She is also the PSI-NC coordinator for the Triangle Region. Megan has dedicated her life to supporting mothers, particularly those navigating postpartum mental health issues. In today’s episode Megan shares her own story of battling postpartum anxiety, and some of the lessons she’s learned from 6 years of offering support to mothers during the fourth trimester and beyond. Summary: Three Main Tools for Battling Maternal Mental Health Issues Moms Supporting Moms and the work they are doing for moms in the community Megan’s personal experience with postpartum anxiety The stigma surrounding mental health issues and the burden of impossible expectations of motherhood The need for expanded education around perinatal mood and anxiety disorders Paid Leave differences across countries Gap in black maternal care in southeast Raleigh Ability of mom to bond with baby with a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder Mommy Wars and questioning the “judgemental” nature of moms versus fear of being seen as not good enough Using cuss words around the kids Letting kids make their own mistakes Megan's reading and watching: Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Mayor of East Town on HBO Important Links: HER Health Collective Postpartum Support International Moms Supporting Moms
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August 11, 2021
Ep. 9 Building the Creative Mind, an Authentic Life and Active Allyship w/ Susie Silver
Susie Silver taught in the public school system for 18 years. She's also a professional artist, mom to two children, activist within the LGBTQ community, a senior consultant at The Diversity Movement and wonderful person & friend. The Diversity Movement is a full-service diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) consultancy that includes a team of experts using a customized mix of online learning, tools, events, and consulting services to show businesses and teams how to use DEI practices. The practices are used to drive growth, improve recruiting, and enhance culture. We’re talking with Susie about her work but we’re also talking about the struggles we all face to live an authentic life. She shares her experience of discovering her truth as well as the hurdles and joy she’s faced along the way of listening to her inner voice and becoming her truest self. Susie also gives us wonderful feedback on how to bring active allyship to the LGBTQ+ community within our homes so we can be sure we are raising our children to be inclusive and welcoming. It’s an honest, intimate conversation that we're sure you'll enjoy listening to. In this episode, Susie references: “Little Allies” by Julie Kratz “Sparkle Boy” by Leslea Newman The Diversity Initiative Beyond the Checkbox Susie Silver Art HER Health Collective
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July 28, 2021
Ep. 8 Fighting Burnout to Build a Stronger Relationship with Your Child w/ Dr. Sheryl Ziegler
Dr. Sheryl Ziegler is a therapist, best-selling author, TEDx Speaker, and podcast host of the popular Dr. Sheryl’s Pod Couch. Her insights on burnout and parenting teens have been seen on The Katie Couric Show, The Jenny McCarthy Show, The Doctors, CNN, Morning Express with Robin Meade, and more. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Ziegler to hear a bit about her own personal story, how she’s navigated grief, the lessons she’s learned from raising tweens, and her invaluable insights on burnout and how utilizing a different definition of self-care can help parents take back control of their life. Dr. Sheryl Ziegler - Instagram, Facebook, YouTube Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert How to Survive the Loss of a Love. HER Health Collective
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July 14, 2021
Ep. 7 Unpacking Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders w/ HER Expert Panelists, Spring Roundtable
The second HER Health Collective Roundtable of 2021 focused on unmasking Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.⁠ Our quarterly roundtables bring the HER Expert Panelists together to share their knowledge and discuss important health topics that affect mothers. It’s our hope that shedding light on this important topic and having open discussions like this, will help reduce the number of women who are silently struggling. The 2021 HER Expert Panel includes: (the experts in bold were part of this specific Roundtable discussion) Katherine Andrew – MPH, RD, LDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – Areas of Specialty: gut health, food sensitivities, hormones, family food dynamics & intuitive eating Emily Chaffee – Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Fertility Specialist, founder & owner Carolina Birth & Wellness Blair Cuneo – Certified Physician Assistant, Carolina Total Wellness – The Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner Dr. Erkada DeRouen – MD – Family Medicine – Lifestyle medicine board certified physician – Associate Medical Director Telemedicine, focus: health equity and diversity and inclusion in the telemedicine and start up space. Dr. Holly Durney – PT, DPT, OCS – Pivot Physical Therapy & Smart Athlete Physiotherapy Dr. Lisa Folden – DPT – Healthy Phit Physical Therapy & Wellness – Mom Life Coaching Charryse Johnson – Counselor – LCMHC, NCC – Jade Integrative Counseling & Wellness – certified Prepare/Enrich marriage facilitator – specialized training in trauma through IATP – extensively trained in the Unified Treatment Protocol for treatment of disordered eating. Dr. Joni Johnson – MD – Pediatrician, Health and Wellness Coach, certified Empowerment Strategist – Areas of specialty: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism and mood disorders. Kerry Jones – RD – Pediatric and Maternal Nutrition – Milestones Nutrition Paula Kettula – LCSW – Psychotherapist & Transformational Parent Coach – EMDR Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, AMI Primary Montessori Diploma – “Becoming a Peaceful Parent” host Dr. Brittany Kopec – DC – Chiropractor – Verve Holistic Health Dr. Susan Lovelle – MD, MACM – Holistic Wellness – Founder, CEO Premiere Wellness Anna Lutz – MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S – Lutz Alexander and Associates Nutrition Therapy – Non-diet Nutritional Counseling (HAES & Intuitive Eating) Nicole Wallace – Counselor – LCMHC- Transformation Counseling & Consulting; former Wake County educator and school counselor Dr. Sheryl Ziegler – Psychologist – Registered Play Therapist, Author of Mommy Burnout™, TEDx Speaker, Podcast Host of The Dr. Sheryl Show – Specializing in anxiety, depression and chronic stress Resources stated in this episode include: PSI - Postpartum Support International  Every Mother Counts Renee Avis and Our Mom Tribe  HER Health Collective
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June 30, 2021
Ep. 6 Understanding the Superpowers of Children with ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities and Mood Disorders w/ Dr. Joni Johnson
Children with ADHD, autism and learning differences are not “less than” and do not need to be fixed. They have superpowers. It’s up to us to find those superpowers and teach them how to harness them. Dr. Joni Johnson is a Pediatrician and certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 12 years of clinical experience exclusively supporting individuals with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, mood disorders and behavior problems. In addition to being a physician, Dr. Joni is a retired Army Colonel, disabled veteran, author, public speaker, entrepreneur and an individual with Dyslexia and a Visual Convergence Insufficiency. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Joni to hear her story -- from her time in the Army and the difficult days in her early career when she had to leave her one-year-old daughter behind as she deployed overseas to the program she created and implemented at Walter Reed Medical Center to better serve military families with diagnoses of ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities. Dr. Joni shares how parents can navigate the healthcare and school systems to best advocate for the needs of their children, all while continuing to care for their own needs. Listen in as we discuss how girls and boys present with autism differently, some of the common misconceptions of ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, mood disorders and other behavior problems, and how to know who to seek out when building the team of providers that will care for your child. This conversation is packed with so many crucial pieces of advice, you may want to take notes!  We hope you get as much out of our time with Dr. Joni as we did. Dr. Joni’s story and how she came to work in the space of autism, ADHD, and different learning abilities. A dive into Dr. Joni’s book, an Amazon best-seller, “My Blue Eyes” and why she decided to write it. Common misconceptions of ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, mood disorders, and other behavior problems and how Dr. Joni personally is on a mission to help as many parents, educators, and fellow physicians as possible. Signs and Symptoms parents should be on the lookout for Handling next steps once a diagnosis is received How to get help from doctors, the school system, etc. Navigating parents own self-care amidst a diagnosis How autism present differently in girls Behind the Behaviors Course Information: https://uncharted-territory-academy.thinkific.com/courses/behind-the-behaviors?ref=0b067f Dr. Joni Johnson - Website, Facebook, Instagram
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June 16, 2021
Ep. 5 Cultivating Family Balance While Working Full Time, Raising Bi-Racial Daughters and Teaching Anti-Racism w/ Liz Chavez
Liz Chavez is a mom, booklover, and teacher who strives to actively practice anti-racism. She is best known for her social media handle and her bookshop.org account both under the user name mrschavezreads. On all of her platforms, Liz shares book suggestions that help parents and teachers build inclusive homes and classrooms. In our discussion, Liz talks about being married to a Mexican man and raising biracial daughters, how she integrates motherhood with a busy work schedule, developing essential literacy skills in children of all ages and her work in anti-racism. We had so much fun getting to know Liz better through our conversation. She has such a warm heart and balanced outlook on life. This is a fun, light hearted discussion that you’re sure to enjoy. @mrschavezreads https://bookshop.org/shop/mrschavezreads Favorite Anti-racism reading for children: Let’s Talk About Race - Julius Lester - Liz reads this book to her students. Liz talks about teaching and why this work means so much to her - 8:00 How Liz integrates motherhood with the busy job of being a full-time teacher - 12:00 Being married to a Mexican man, raising bi-racial daughters and sharing about her work in anti-racism - 23:20 Favorite anti-racism books for children and adults - 28:00 Liz shares insider tips to helping children and older kids develop essential literacy skills - 31:25 Liz shares about her current struggle as a mom, what she’d change about the care mother’s receive and advice she’d like to give to mom’s when it comes to their child’s educational growth. - 39:45 HER Health Collective HER Circle (A special Mom community created by HER Health Collective)
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June 02, 2021
Ep. 4 You Can’t Have My Lipstick & Heels: Staying Confident and Authentic While Battling Breast Cancer & Infertility w/ Anna Crollman
Anna Crollman is a young breast cancer survivor, mother, infertility warrior and style addict. Anna uses her wildly popular blog, My Cancer Chic, to empower women to feel beautiful and confident as their body changes.  We had the pleasure of sitting down with Anna to hear her inspiring story of overcoming cancer, battling infertility, and navigating the ups and downs of life along the way. Listen in as we discuss the difference between actually having style versus just following the latest trend, the scariness of being vulnerable, and the importance of finding a genuine community to navigate through life with. Trust us, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss! Anna’s Breast cancer story and how she survived with confidence and style (9:00) How Anna got involved in the world of fashion & lessons on being trendy versus having style (13:00) Anna’s blog, being vulnerable, and plans for the future (19:00) Navigating marriage amidst a health scare, loss, grief, and the ups and downs of life (25:00) Anna’s struggle with infertility due to chemotherapy and her journey to becoming a mom (30:00) Anna shares about life as a mom, the difficulty of finding balance, the struggle with staying consistent with her son, and the need for community for new moms (42:00) HER Health Collective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/her_healthcollective/ HER Health Collective FB: https://www.facebook.com/HERHealthCollective
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May 19, 2021
Ep. 3 Improving Equitable Outcomes In Maternal Care w/ HER Expert Panelists, Winter Roundtable
“Most women in the U.S. are not dying during childbirth because of the complexity of their health conditions, but because of the barriers they faced in accessing high-quality maternal care—particularly those who were poor or faced racial discrimination.”⁠(2010 Amnesty International report; Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA)⁠ We have a system that is not adequately caring for our mothers, particularly black mothers. This is a fact that needs to be heard far and wide, and we need all parties to take part in a conversation to figure out the best way to deal with this crisis.⁠ The first HER Health Collective Roundtable of 2021 took place on March 5th and discussed Inequalities in Maternal Outcomes with several of our 2021 Expert Panelists.⁠ The 2021 HER Expert Panel includes: (the experts in bold were part of this specific Roundtable discussion) Katherine Andrew – MPH, RD, LDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – Areas of Specialty: gut health, food sensitivities, hormones, family food dynamics & intuitive eating Emily Chaffee – Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Fertility Specialist, founder & owner Carolina Birth & Wellness Blair Cuneo – Certified Physician Assistant, Carolina Total Wellness – The Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner Dr. Erkada DeRouen – MD – Family Medicine – Lifestyle medicine board certified physician – Associate Medical Director Telemedicine, focus: health equity and diversity and inclusion in the telemedicine and start up space. Dr. Holly Durney – PT, DPT, OCS – Pivot Physical Therapy & Smart Athlete Physiotherapy Dr. Lisa Folden – DPT – Healthy Phit Physical Therapy & Wellness – Mom Life Coaching Charryse Johnson – Counselor – LCMHC, NCC – Jade Integrative Counseling & Wellness – certified Prepare/Enrich marriage facilitator – specialized training in trauma through IATP – extensively trained in the Unified Treatment Protocol for treatment of disordered eating. Dr. Joni Johnson – MD – Pediatrician, Health and Wellness Coach, certified Empowerment Strategist – Areas of specialty: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism and mood disorders. Kerry Jones – RD – Pediatric and Maternal Nutrition – Milestones Nutrition Paula Kettula – LCSW – Psychotherapist & Transformational Parent Coach – EMDR Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, AMI Primary Montessori Diploma – “Becoming a Peaceful Parent” host Dr. Brittany Kopec – DC – Chiropractor – Verve Holistic Health Dr. Susan Lovelle – MD, MACM – Holistic Wellness – Founder, CEO Premiere Wellness Anna Lutz – MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S – Lutz Alexander and Associates Nutrition Therapy – Non-diet Nutritional Counseling (HAES & Intuitive Eating) Nicole Wallace – Counselor – LCMHC- Transformation Counseling & Consulting; former Wake County educator and school counselor Dr. Sheryl Ziegler – Psychologist – Registered Play Therapist, Author of Mommy Burnout™, TEDx Speaker, Podcast Host of The Dr. Sheryl Show – Specializing in anxiety, depression and chronic stress
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May 05, 2021
Ep. 2 Beyond Postpartum Psychosis: From Surviving to Thriving w/ Kristina Dulaney
Kristina Dulaney, registered nurse shares her personal experience dealing with postpartum psychosis, the rarest of postpartum mental health disorders. Kristina explains how this journey led her to found Cherished Mom, a non-profit dedicated to providing new moms the support and education they need. Sponsors: HER Circle by HER Health Collective Links: Cherished Mom About Kristina Dulaney Social Platforms: Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Pinterest Linkedin
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April 27, 2021
Ep. 1 Rediscovering Identity, Making a Difference, and Pocket Peeps for the Win w/ Charryse Johnson
Charryse Johnson uses her background in mental health, along with her own experience, past clinical work, training as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) and Level 1 Embodied practitioner to help individuals navigate challenging life transitions, past hurts, burnout, and managing work life balance. Charryse is passionate about bringing awareness to mental health disorders, and improvement to weight stigma using a Health at Every Size approach. We had a fun conversation with Charryse where she discussed actionable steps moms can take to begin finding their own voice and connect with their identity. She spoke in detail about her passions and provided suggestions a mom could take right now if she was looking to become involved in similar movements. Charryse had us laughing as we discussed the benefits of couch time and pocket peeps, two concepts every mom needs to know more about. Charryse is reading: The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison Social Media Handles: @jade_cwc (Instagram) @charryse_j (Instagram) Web Link: Jade Integrative Counseling and Wellness
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April 27, 2021
Mama Needs A Moment - Trailer
Motherhood. One minute you have all your ducks in a row and the next you feel like you’re in the middle of a three-ring circus.  Mama Needs A Moment is your place to hang with your mom friends, learn from top-notch experts, swap stories, and know that you’re surrounded by moms that get it. Hosts, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane are the co-founders of HER Health Collective and your gal pals that will ‘tell it like it is.’ They’re here to let you know it’s time to kick that guilt-inducing inner voice to the curb and embrace the perfectly imperfect reality of motherhood. Episode after episode you will discover answers to your burning questions, receive expert guidance, find camaraderie, and feel grounded. Real moms are invited onto the show to ask leading experts the questions most of us are thinking, but never voice. Moms who join us dish on the nitty gritty of #momlife including their triumphs, pains, joys, and WTF moments. Every episode ends with three take-aways so not only are you entertained, but you also never leave empty handed. Subscribe to Mama Needs a Moment to know when each new episode lands. We’ll fill your mom cup to the brim!  HER Health Collective: http://www.herhealthcollective.com HER Health Collective INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/her_healthcollective/ HER Health Collective FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/HERHealthCollective/ HER Health Collective TWITTER: https://twitter.com/her_healthco
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March 16, 2021