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Mindfulness 4 Mamas

Mindfulness 4 Mamas

By Mindful Mamas
Mindfulness 4 Mamas was born out of the desire to make a love-spreading difference in the lives of moms by supporting maternal well-being and gathering in safe, non-judgmental spaces to provide mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and community.

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Matrescence in a Pandemic
The transition into motherhood impacts our physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual state. Throw in a global pandemic and you've got a whole lot of lonely moms trying to figure out how to be healthy and whole in isolation. Even moms who aren't new to the parenting game have been thrown a loop and are starting from scratch all over again. Almost exactly a year after her second conversation with M4M, Elizabeth Cheroutes joins us for Mental Health Awareness Month to discuss maternal mental health during these challenging times and why finding your people is so important for new parents. Elizabeth takes a special interest in the unique experience of new and expecting parents and has dedicated several years to understanding the dynamics of perinatal mental health. She is the co-founder of the Jackson Perinatal Advocacy Project. She has lived in the Jackson Hole Community since 1992. Elizabeth works as a social worker and therapist specializing in trauma-informed care. She is active in many local social service agencies. She is a former President of the Wyoming Chapter of National Association of Social Workers. This conversation was recorded on September 24, 2020 Mindfulness 4 Mamas supports the well-being of mamas by gathering in a safe, non-judgmental space and providing mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and shared community.   Learn more about M4M and receive weekly updates by signing up for our enewsletter, Mindful Musings, at https://www.mindfulnessformamas.org  Connect with us on facebook and Instagram  @mindfulness4mamas  https://www.facebook.com/mindfulness4...  https://www.facebook.com/groups/23627...  If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the like button and consider sharing with a friend or family member! Thank you!!!
55:44
July 19, 2021
Living with Purpose
We were super thrilled to announce our first face-to face community conversation post-covid. Because we also offered this conversation via Zoom, we were testing the technical waters and had originally hoped to post this conversation on youtube as well. But unfortunately, some glitches made that impossible. Thank you for your patience and for listening to this important conversation! We are welcoming KARISSA AKIN with Iksplor to discuss how to lead a purposeful life -- in spite of it all! You might be familiar with Iksplor's amazing local community clothing line for families. You might not know that Karissa has been through a lot in life, including the loss of her brother and father. But she never let that stop her from living a life of purpose and inspiring others, including us, along the way. In this discussion she not only offers her story, but also what helped her turn her tragedies into triumph! This conversation was recorded on April 28th, 2021 Mindfulness 4 Mamas supports the well-being of mamas by gathering in a safe, non-judgmental space and providing mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and shared community. Learn more about M4M and receive weekly updates by signing up for our enewsletter, Mindful Musings, at https://www.mindfulnessformamas.org   Connect with us on facebook and Instagram @mindfulness4mamas   https://www.facebook.com/mindfulness4...  https://www.facebook.com/groups/23627...   If you like this episode, please hit the like button and consider sharing with a friend or family member! Thank you!!!
56:20
July 17, 2021
Cultivating Financial Wellbeing
Looking for greater awareness around your personal finances? Liza Millet shares how to think through budgeting, financial investments, retirement planning and other topics to help you mindfully cultivate a brighter financial future. Elizabeth Millet, Wharton MBA in finance, career in money management and education  Liza has supported M4M from its inception, inviting us to participate in Start-Up Intensive (2019) where we learned entrepreneurial lessons that continue to help us cultivate and grow our community and make a lasting impact for mamas. In wondering how to give back to the group, she offers her experience as a money manager to talk through opportunities she sees for people, especially women, to take better control of their financial lives. Liza is the co-founder and board member of Silicon Couloir, a non-profit entity whose mission is to “Nurture Entrepreneurship in the Tetons.” She also facilitates programs on business education and entrepreneurship. She loves empowering people to find their abundance. This conversation was recorded on March 4, 2021 Links:  Mindfulness 4 Mamas supports the well-being of mamas by gathering in a safe, non-judgmental space and providing mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and shared community. Learn more about M4M and receive weekly updates by signing up for our enewsletter, Mindful Musings, at https://www.mindfulnessformamas.org   Connect with us on facebook and Instagram @mindfulness4mamas   https://www.facebook.com/mindfulness4mamas/  https://www.facebook.com/groups/236274483972546/   If you like our podcast, please hit the like button and consider sharing with a friend or family member! Thank you!!!
55:21
April 16, 2021
Simple Organization for Complicated Times
In our September Community Conversation, Meredith Adams hosts Julie Tobiason, Simplicity Coach & Professional Organizer  Julie is a natural organizer, intentional in finding ways to prioritize space and time in her life, focusing on what brings her joy. Julie's curiosity and love for intentional living has inspired her to embark upon a journey as she shares with others the joy of living simply. While focusing on the narrative of her clients lives, Julie works as a partner to uncover priorities through the simplifying and decluttering process. A mother of two and with years of experience working with children and families, Julie enjoys empowering families to create a joyful and peaceful state of mind and home.  This conversation was recorded on September 24, 2020 Mindfulness 4 Mamas supports the well-being of mamas by gathering in a safe, non-judgmental space and providing mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and shared community.   Learn more about M4M and receive weekly updates by signing up for our enewsletter, Mindful Musings, at https://www.mindfulnessformamas.org  Connect with us on facebook and Instagram @mindfulness4mamas  https://www.facebook.com/mindfulness4mamas/  https://www.facebook.com/groups/236274483972546/  If you like our content, please hit the like button and consider sharing with a friend or family member! Thank you!!!
01:07:43
October 13, 2020
Just Like Me with Kirsten Farney
In this meditation, Kirsten guides us through a practice acknowledging the similarities and differences between ourselves and others, opening our awareness to compassion and connection. 
06:30
July 9, 2020
Release Meditation by Poa Van Sickle
In this brief meditation, Poa guides us on a short journey of transforming stress or darkness by using light-filled imagery. The perfect grounding practice when you need you only have a few minutes to sit!
02:30
July 9, 2020
Releasing Expectations with Heather Devine
Just begin again. Our last Community Conversation in May 2020 was led by Heather DeVine of People Spread Love on the release of expectations. Enjoy a meditation focused on noticing our thoughts and letting them come and go without giving them too much energy. She discusses the birth of her passion project, People Spread Love and about her rebirth into motherhood and encourages other mothers to share their stories because everyone has something to teach through their own unique experiences. Heather DeVine is a wife, mother, creator, and love spreader. She moved to Jackson from Richmond, Virginia with her husband Mike in 2011. Their love for the wide open spaces kept them here to stay. She works as a Creative Director at Gliffen Designs and loves helping businesses grow. Heather enjoys hiking, skiing, journaling, running and dancing. She loves writing letters to her friends and family so naturally she started People Spread Love in 2016, a movement that spreads love to people facing adversity through notes of love. Heather is a proud mother of Elliott. She wants to support other mothers that need a little compassion and love as it transforms their lives. Mindfulness for Mamas has been a tremendous support for her as she was reborn into a mother, a completely new “her” to discover. This conversation was recorded on May 28, 2020. Mindfulness 4 Mamas supports the well-being of mamas by gathering in a safe, non-judgmental space and providing mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and community. Learn more about M4M and recieve weekly updates by signing up for our enewsletter at https://www.mindfulnessformamas.org Connect with us on facebook and Instagram @mindfulness4mamas https://www.facebook.com/mindfulness4mamas/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/236274483972546/ Links: https://www.peoplespreadlove.com If you like our content, please hit the subscribe button and consider sharing with a friend or family member! Thank you!!!
55:18
June 20, 2020
Therapy Thursday with Elizabeth Cheroutes
Aim for 65% success! In this episode of Therapy Thursday, Elizabeth Cheroutes, MSW, LCSW, founder and owner of Jackson Hole Therapy discusses maternal mental health and self-care during challenging times. Elizabeth takes a special interest in the unique experience of new and expecting parents and has dedicated several years to understanding the dynamics of perinatal mental health. She is the co-founder of the Jackson Perinatal Advocacy Project. She has lived in the Jackson Hole Community since 1992.  Elizabeth works as a social worker and therapist specializing in trauma-informed care. She is active in many local social service agencies. She is a former President of the Wyoming Chapter of National Association of Social Workers. This conversation was recorded on May 21, 2020. Mindfulness 4 Mamas supports the well-being of mamas by gathering in a safe, non-judgmental space and providing mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and community. Learn more about M4M and recieve weekly updates by signing up for our enewsletter at https://www.mindfulnessformamas.org Connect with us on facebook and Instagram @mindfulness4mamas https://www.facebook.com/mindfulness4mamas/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/236274483972546/ Links: http://www.jacksonholetherapy.com/index.html If you like our content, please hit the like button and consider sharing with a friend or family member! Thank you!!!
51:47
June 15, 2020
ABCDE Mindful Parenting Exercise
Rachel Wigglesworth leads a mindfulness exercise based on the work of Alfred Adler. Rachel offers virtual coaching sessions with a sliding scale for individual family budgets. To learn more about Rachel and her parenting guidance services, visit www.growinggreatfamilieswy.weebly.com. For more information about Adlerian Child Guidance Principles, visit http://www.adlerian.us/guid.htm
09:57
June 8, 2020
Managing Wellness with Poa Van Sickle
How does your body need to be nourished? In this conversation, Poa discusses Meal Plans, Cooking at Home, New Habits. What’s working? What needs a nudge back towards healthy? And then there's snacking! How are we keeping up on food consumption with everyone home? Plus making snacks healthy for kids and adults with minimal trips to the grocery store. Poa is a registered dietitian with a whole food focus who is passionate about helping people live their best lives and feel good. She has spent the last 20 years teaching health & nutrition classes, studying gut health, experimenting with and selling fermented foods, enjoying the support of herbal plants, and feeling the blessings of a mindfulness practice. Currently she works 1:1 supporting clients on their health goals in her 10 week program ‘Purposefully You! Realigning to Balance’. Mindfulness 4 Mamas supports the well-being of mamas by gathering in a safe, non-judgmental space and providing mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and community. Learn more about M4M and recieve weekly updates by signing up for our enewsletter at https://www.mindfulnessformamas.org Connect with us on facebook and Instagram @mindfulness4mamas https://www.facebook.com/mindfulness4mamas/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/236274483972546/ Links: Poa’s Website: www.wydailyroots.com Facebook: @wydailyroots & https://www.facebook.com/groups/dailybalancedwellness/ Instagram: @dailyroots Coaching Program: https://mailchi.mp/598e422c14af/purposefully-you If you like our content, please hit the like button and consider sharing with a friend or family member! Thank you!!!
01:01:14
June 8, 2020
Parenting in a Pandemic with Rachel Wigglesworth
This conversations was recorded May 7, 2020. "How do we then manage life at home with our children when we have to work, have to help our kids with schooling, have to keep our young ones engaged and have to work with all ages through their challenges of boredom, withdrawal from friends and arguments for excessive screen time?"  In this Community Conversation, Rachel Wigglesworth will offers support and a time to reflect and discuss shifting needs and demands in parenting during these unprecedented times. "The reality of social distancing and isolation is setting in. How is your family faring? What is really going on inside your home?...I invite you to reach out. Share your successes and your challenges...Know that above all else, strong relationships matter." ~ an excerpt from Rachel's blog. Rachel has a master’s degree in Family Education with a Teaching Certificate in Parent Education from the University of Minnesota. She works as a parent educator and parent coach, and is the founder of Growing Great Families. Rachel worked as a doula for over 10 years supporting women and families through childbirth and labor, and during the prenatal and postpartum period. Rachel's excited to share with parents fascinating information about parenting, child development, and the brain with the goal of supporting parents through the joys and challenges of raising their children.  Mindfulness 4 Mamas supports the well-being of mamas by gathering in a safe, non-judgmental space and providing mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and community.   Learn more about M4M and receive weekly updates to your inbox at https://www.mindfulnessformamas.org Connect with us on facebook and Instagram @mindfulness4mamas https://www.facebook.com/mindfulness4mamas/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/236274483972546/  If you like our content, please hit the like button and consider sharing with a friend or family member! Thank you!!!
01:23:12
May 30, 2020
Therapy Thursday with Laura Santomauro
In what ways is the pandemic impacting your relationships? *Apologies for audio glitches. We appreciate the grace you are extending as we learn how to connect primarily through tech. This is a big ole FFT (F*ing First Time. Thanks Brene!) and at the end of the day we just want to love on you with these offerings even if they're not perfect. Laura Santomauro, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and she's is taking our questions! Laura's schedule doesn't allow her to join us for a Thursday Connection call, but she still wants to be here for us during these challenging times by providing a Therapy Thursday. We've recorded our conversation with Laura where we pose our burning questions on the topics of mental and emotional health, partnership, sex, marriage, family, and parenting. Laura is owner and operator of JH Family Solutions, LLC. She provides therapy to individuals, couples and families. Originally Laura is from the east coast, she grew up, studied and worked in Connecticut. Having moved to Jackson in 2000, she now considers Jackson “home”. She resides here with her husband and 2 children, currently ages 16 and 17. Her personal journey into marriage and parenthood have brought invaluable, first hand experience which Laura utilizes in her counseling and therapy. Laura’s practice emphasizes Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, a type of therapy focusing with families on restoring family bonds and promoting resiliency. It experientially engages the entire family system and promotes new daily interactions which decrease relational rigidity and distress. In turn, building strong and cohesive families from the inside out. Mindfulness 4 Mamas was born out of the desire to make a love-spreading difference in the lives of moms by supporting maternal well-being and gathering in safe, non-judgmental spaces to provide mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and community. Receive weekly M4M updates to your inbox by signing up for our enewsletter https://www.stjohnsjackson.org/m4m-stay-in-touch/ Connect with us on facebook and Instagram @mindfulness4mamas https://www.facebook.com/mindfulness4mamas/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/236274483972546/ If you like our video, please hit the like button and consider sharing with a friend or family member! Thank you!!! Links: https://www.jhfamilysolutions.com https://www.iceeft.com https://www.holdmetight.com/register    50% off Hold Me Tight workshop registration https://www.foreplayrst.com/category/podcast/
01:13:45
April 29, 2020
Navigating Pandemic Energies with Kathie Chandler
Mindfulness 4 Mamas was born out of the desire to make a love-spreading difference in the lives of moms by supporting maternal well-being and gathering in safe, non-judgmental spaces to provide mothers of all ages and stages access to mindful practices and caring community. Receive weekly M4M updates to your inbox by signing up for our enewsletter https://www.stjohnsjackson.org/m4m-stay-in-touch/ Connect with us on facebook and Instagram @mindfulness4mamas https://www.facebook.com/mindfulness4mamas/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/236274483972546/
01:31:00
April 23, 2020