A place to inspire and inform mothers from any stage, and to chat about the trials and tribulations of moving your body after having your kids. I'll be speaking to coaches, instructors, and trainers plus athletes and adventurers who all work with mothers in some way and also happen to be mothers themselves. This isn't about perfection, standards or achieving, this is a conversation about how to make the best of the rest of our lives through a nourishing relationship with our bodies and minds.
In this final part of my series on Training Women I am speaking to Gráinne Donnelly, is an advanced physio and team lead for pelvic health physiotherapy in both the NHS and private sector in Northern Ireland, and she also co-wrote the new guidelines on return to running in the post-natal period along with 2 other UK physios.
You can download the guidelines here: https://mailchi.mp/38feb9423b2d/returning-to-running-postnatal-guideline
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In this part 2 of my “Training Women ...” series I am speaking to Sophia Cooper from national group exercise programme One Fit Mama. We chat about her motivation behind starting the classes and what that has led to for both her and the One Fit Mama brand. We also talked about the various issues surrounding post-natal recovery and physical influences on women in those fragile years.
You can find out more about One Fit Mama here: https://www.onefitmama.co.uk
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This is part 2 of my chat with the wonderful Elizabeth Davies of The Mummy Coach, please do listen to part 1 first!
In this section we talk about Elizabeth’s top 3 tips for advocating for your self when it comes to choosing appropriate movement types postpartum and her inspirations and recommendations for great books.
I hope you have enjoyed both of these parts, do let me know what you think, as always I’d love to hear your feedback.
NEW Mini Series: Training Women through post-natal recovery and helping them find their power - I’ll be speaking to 3 wonderful women about their experiences and the important factors and considerations when they train or coach women back into sport or to achieve their goals in the post-natal years. In week 3 of the series I’ll be speaking to Grainne Donnelly of Absolute Physio about returning to running and next week I’ll be speaking to Sophia Copper of One Fit Mama, but up first:
In this week’s episode I am speaking to Elizabeth Davies of The Mummy Coach which I have had to split into 2 episodes because it was so awesome I couldn’t chop anything out - Part 2 will be out on Thursday so you won’t have to wait long to find out what we talk about after “vagina” in Part 1.
In this chat we talk about everything from training in a relevant way to the demands on your body to why we focus on the aesthetic in relation to women so much to what we should all be asking of our trainers and coaches when it comes to post-natal qualifications.
I love Elizabeth’s calm and focussed manner alongside her clearly extremely caring approach to helping women get the best, I hope you enjoy the episode too, I’d love to hear what you think and if you have any comments or feedback on what we talk about.
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Thanks as always for listening, I’m hugely grateful and appreciate every moment taken to listen in to these brilliant conversations with incredible women.
In the 3rd episode of this "Women in the Water" mini series I am chatting to Sally Kettle who is the first woman to row the Atlantic Ocean twice from East to West. Ultimately this is a conversation not just about how awesome Sally is - although she undoubtedly is - but actually how traumatic situations can help us grow, the lessons we can learn from failing, how sometimes we do totally the wrong thing and why it’s OK to talk about it so it doesn’t chew us up inside. Sally is clearly highly self motivated with a great sense of humour and has learnt a lot from her experiences so it was great to hear her stories and receive some of that experience.
Do enjoy this episode and the other two in the series, and please come back and let me know with a review on your podcast platform - if you review it I will give you a shout out and thanks on the next episode. I always love hearing feedback and any comments.
Find out more about Sally here: https://www.sallykettle.com
Hear her TED talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=m6nvMoV2mLA
Thanks for listening!
As part 2 of this Women in the Water series I am talking to Sally McGee from Surf Yonder, a surf school based in Northumberland who is on a mission to encourage women to get in the water, learn to surf with support and confidence and to improve their surfing beyond riding the white water on the beach. Sally has a 17 month old baby and left her teaching job when she had him as she couldn’t work out the childcare costs and earning, she now also works closely with her husband who is a photographer and formed a work life that fulfils her in many ways.
In this chat I think you can hear how passionate Sally is about her sport and how understanding she is about the challenges women have in surfing to men. Listen in if you’re interested in surfing, if you’ve wondered about surfing or you wonder how to turn your hobby you’re passionate about into a job to work around your new baby.
Sally’s company is: https://www.surfyonder.com
We mention Leah Dawson: https://www.instagram.com/leahloves/
Easkey Britton: https://www.instagram.com/easkeysurf/
Sophie Hellyer: https://www.instagram.com/sophiehellyer/
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This is episode is the first of the mini series bringing together some women talking about being in water, what it means to them, how it brings their families together and the challenges they have faced.
I wanted to hear more about different aspects of what the connection of water means to each woman, their passions and what they’ve learnt.
This week I chatted to Dr Georgie Sowman, a GP specialising in Lifestyle Medicine based in Northumberland, Mum to 3 kids and a Stand-Up Paddleboard coach and mega-enthusiast! We cover various parts of the wonder of spending time in water, bringing her kids in to find their own path, the balance of risk and reward, the potential of prescribing connecting with water for mental health while also hearing about how Georgie got into SUP and how she works it into her life.
Do let me know what you think of the episode, I’d love to hear you feedback and connect with you on this mini series - what do you love about being on or in water, or do you shy away from experiences in water for any reason and do you find any barriers to your enjoyment of water? Let me know over on Instagram: @motherofallmovement
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This week I spoke to Alex Feechan, CEO and Founder of Findra an outdoor clothing company based in Scotland. Originally a knitwear designer with a love of mountain biking, Alex realised the clothing on offer to female mountain bikers was woefully inadequate and insulting, the “pink it and shrink it” method just didn’t cut it. So Alex decided to do something about it and designed her own range of merino clothing which was flattering, functional and not pink!
This is the 3rd episode in the mini series exploring the barriers clothing options may cause to women taking part in sport, exercise or movement choices. Do listen in to all 3 to hear more from different entrepreneurs who are changing the way we are served by companies making clothes for women.
You can find more about Findra here: https://findraclothing.com
Alex mentions being inspired by Anita Roddick: https://theroddickfoundation.org
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Carrying on from the last week’s episode in this mini series discussing the clothing options available to women taking part in sport and the barriers women may face due to clothing, I am chatting this week to Yvonne Brady who is the Founder of EVB Sport, a company that makes support shorts and leggings to help women who may be experiencing symptoms of incontinence, pelvic floor weakness, and prolapse. This was born out of Yvonne’s personal experience with pelvic floor dysfunction following the birth of her 3rd baby and her decision to start running pretty soon after.
As with Rosie Cook in last week’s episode and Alex Feechan in next week’s episode, here is another example of a woman seeing a problem that only women face, seeing that there aren’t any good options out there for helping solve this and going out and doing something about it.
This is an interesting alternative perspective, I hope you’ll find really relevant to the discussion around women’s participation in all types of movement. If we’re ashamed of our bodies because we perceive they have let us down because we haven’t heard an open discussion about it, then I believe that contributes to women stopping getting involved or continuing participation in sport. As Yvonne says in this chat, it’s not a body failure, it’s just mechanics, let’s get the support, both physically and mentally to get stronger and we’ll be unstoppable!
As we mention, here are some links:
EVB Sport: https://evbsport.com
The recently published postnatal running guidelines, written by Emma Brockwell, Grainne Donnelly and Tom Goom:
Check out my chat with ultra runner, Sophie Power in episode 24, and my chat with Emma Brockwell (Physio Mum) in episode 5 both talking post-natal running and their experiences.
In this mini series I am exploring the ways clothing can be a barrier to women taking part in or enjoying sport either through body image or comfort.
In this first week’s episode I am joined by Rosie Cook, CEO and founder of Deakin & Blue which makes “transformational swimwear” - both functional and beautiful swimwear that works for every body shape. Rosie has been a big part of the body neutral campaign, helping open the conversation on what we are marketed and by whom and asking for more from the companies selling active clothing to women.
I hope you’ll enjoy this conversation not only if you’re a swimmer but if you’re questioning the clothing choices that are available to you in general and how a brand like Deakin & Blue is standing up to make change in the industry.
Rosie is a brilliant example of a women leading by the change she wanted to make in the world, a women who saw a problem that women had and went out to solve it herself.
Find out about Deakin & Blue here: https://www.deakinandblue.com
In the chat we mention Ella Foote: https://www.instagram.com/ellachloeswims/
Alexandra Heminsley: https://www.instagram.com/hemmograms/
Sara Blakely from Spanx: https://www.instagram.com/sarablakely/
“Shoe Dog” A Memoir by the creator of NIKE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shoe-Dog-Memoir-Creator-NIKE/dp/1471146723/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=shoe+dog&qid=1554998807&s=gateway&sr=8-1
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This week is the final episode talking to women involved in encouraging young girls and women into sport/exercise/movement so I am talking to Anna Kessel. Anna is a sports journalist previously for the Guardian and Observer newspapers and now the new Womens Sport Editor of The Telegraph newspaper. She also wrote the book “Eat, Sweat, Play: How sport can change our lives” which literally changed my life, I had never heard anyone put into words my own experiences of participating in sports during school and onwards and the challenges faced as a mother to get back into moving.
Find Anna’s book here: https://amzn.to/2HLNToP
Check out Telegraph Womens Sport here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/womens-sport/
Follow Anna on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Anna_Kessel
Or on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/annasofiakessel/
This is a wonderful episode of total reality and sharp talking from one of the leading voices in women’s sport today. I hope you enjoy it, please come over to chat to me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/love_movement_sussex/ to let me know any comments you have or chat about the topics we raise.
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In this episode which is part 2 of the mini series looking at how we can inspire young girls to grow into women who choose to participate in sport and activity, I talk to Francesca Brown. She is CEO of Goals 4 Girls, and is a Prince’s Trust award winner and ambassador and won a Pride of Britain award, plus she was listed in the Sunday Times “alternative rich list” for 2017 and her organisation has won many other awards since it’s inception in 2011.
Goals 4 Girls is a programme that empowers disadvantaged young women from age 11 to 16 through inclusion in sport and activity, giving each girl a voice where they would otherwise have never been heard.
You can hear more from Fran about why she set up the company, where her passion came from and what drives her to believe in every girl she coaches each week. She has such a fresh voice and has such a clear message and she knows how to get to the root of the issues and barriers girls are facing.
I hope you listen to this and it helps you to develop a greater understanding for the issues, and please enjoy our wonderful chat.
You can find out more about Goals 4 Girls here: https://goals4girls.co.uk
And please follow Fran on instagram here: @cesc.brown
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Here is the first episode of this mini series looking at how we can inspire girls and young women to move and appreciate movement regardless of their shape, ability or background.
Hannah Corne is the Executive Director of the UK branch of the Mini Mermaids running club.
In this episode we talk about Hannah’s own experience of the misuse of language that affected her at a young age, her daughters challenges with communication and why she found and brought the Mini Mermaids programme over from the States.
I found the idea of the programme profoundly transformative for those vulnerable girls and boys who may otherwise have never experienced a love of movement and what other character strengths that can provide.
You can find out more about Mini Mermaids here: http://www.minimermaiduk.com
You can follow them on Instagram on @minimermaiduk
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In this weeks podcast I chatted to the super energy filled and joyful Addi Man who has been off on various adventures with her daughter Athina for the last couple of years. Listen in to hear about their trip in a boat down a very long canal and an attempt to row a coracle down another one. Addi teaches us about keeping an open mind when it comes to involving our kids in movement and sport and how giving kids some control and decision making can bring about some interesting and exciting new journeys.
Addi is a full ray of sunshine in your day so please do enjoy this extended episode!
Find out more about Addi and Athina here: https://www.teamaa.co.uk
I mention the Yes Tribe which you can find out about here: https://sayyesmore.com
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This week I’m delighted to welcome the incredible Laura Purkiss who is a soloist with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and also a Mum to 2 little girls. She is the subject of a beautiful new short film called Balancé which is out on Amazon video now showing her life and the balance she is trying to strike between being a Mother and being a professional dancer.
In this chat we talk about the tough life of a dancer, how unrelenting a profession it is and how she’s trying to establish a pathway out of that life. She also talks candidly about her physical recovery from the birth of her two children and how much she gives up to be the dancer and Mother she wants to be.
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Birmingham Royal Ballet: https://www.brb.org.uk
The Balancé film link on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DRZnDM
Laura mention the Fallen Angels Dance Theatre: http://www.fallenangelsdancetheatre.co.uk
In this week’s episode I’m really happy to be talking to the lovely and totally inspiring ultra runner and multi-sector businesswoman, Sophie Power. Sophie has become something of a poster girl for breastfeeding athletes everywhere after a photo was released of her breastfeeding her 3 month old baby and pumping at the same time at one of the aid stations during the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. It provoked a huge conversation about female athletes wanting to provide for their kids and fulfil their needs as well and why there wasn’t more support for women and what could be done by the sport and others to make an image like this less of a spectacle.
Here is a link to the photo and article on Runners World: http://bit.ly/2RjHly1
The UTMB website: https://utmbmontblanc.com/en/UTMB
Sophie’s real life work at Airlabs: http://airlabs.com
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Hurray it’s the start of season 3 with our 23rd episode, and this week I am joined by lovely lady of everything that is compassionate and calm around post-natal wellbeing and pelvic floor health. Anya Hayes is a pilates teacher, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy coach and author of 5 books so far on everything from pregnancy pilates to being or not being a Supermum to postnatal pilates and beyond.
You can connect with Anya on Instagram and Facebook: @mothers.wellness.toolkit
And check out Anya’s website here: https://motherswellnesstoolkit.wordpress.com
And check out all of Anya’s books on her author page on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2FEMaAz
Anya mentioned the book “Thrive Through Yoga” by Nicola Jane Hobbs: https://amzn.to/2R3rEe6
We mentioned Suzy Reading: http://www.suzyreading.co.uk
And Anya also mentioned The Positive Planner Journal: https://www.thepositiveplanner.co.uk
We hope you enjoyed this episode - please come to Instagram and find me on @love_movement_sussex and let me know what you think and any comments you may have on the topics we discussed.
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Please do check out the previous episode if you haven’t yet so you can hear all about what the 4 brilliant women from Yorkshire Rows are all about about and how they got to the start line of the Atlantic crossing.
In this episode we dive straight into life on board, what it was like and how tough the whole thing really was.
Just to remind you, follow Yorkshire Rows on Instagram: @yorkshirerows
and check out their book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Four-Mums-Boat-Friends-record/dp/0008214840/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545078428&sr=8-1&keywords=four+mums+in+a+boat
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I’m super happy to round off this 2nd season of the podcast with a brilliant double episode with the women from “Yorkshire Rows” - Helen Butters, Frances Davies, Janette Benaddi, Niki Doeg - a team of formidable working mums who “dared to dream”.
In rowing the Atlantic and setting a world record for the oldest women to row any ocean they set out to put more challenge and adventure in their own lives and make some incredible and unique memories to look back on, but at the same time they knew that by challenging themselves with this particular adventure they would inspire women and men from all over to find their own ocean and dare to dream too.
I think you can hear from the interview how lovely and down to earth these women are but also how brilliant they are at understating their own achievements. I hope you enjoy hearing us talk in this first part about how they got to the start line, what it took to say yes to the idea, come up with the money and who they met along the way.
The two books Frances and Helen mention they read before leaving:
Debra Searle: https://amzn.to/2QKsDDF
Roz Savage: https://amzn.to/2Qr2A5h
The Kindness of Strangers: https://amzn.to/2ROOx63
You can find out more about Yorkshire Rows here: http://www.yorkshirerows.com
Follow them on Instagram: @yorkshirerows
Or on Facebook: @yorkshirerows
See their documentary here on You Tube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwVrYWHjqLI
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This week’s episode is a sit down with the lovely ladies from Girls Alive, a women’s group in Surrey who encourage those who can to run, bike, swim, hike, whatever gets you going and set challenges, encouraging beginners or really going for the big leagues if you feel the urge. I wanted to chat to them so that we can all hear a conversation amongst other women just like you and me about what motivates and drives them, why taking part in a group is so important, and how “daring to give it a go” is what it’s all about.
I talk at the beginning to Eleanor and Philippa at the beginning and then to various of the other women from the group in the following section. We are in a cafe, having coffee and eating so apologies for the general hubbub noise and the plates clinking etc, I’ve tried my best with the sound to make it as clear as possible but I’m no sound engineer so you’ll have to let me off a bit!
You can find out more about Girls Alive here: https://www.girlsalive.org.uk
Or follow them on Instagram: @girlsalive
Or Facebook: @allgirlscanuk
Ride London: https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/100/
The 3 Peaks Challenge: https://www.threepeakschallenge.uk/national-three-peaks-challenge/national-three-peaks-challenge-2019
Swim Serpentine: https://www.swimserpentine.co.uk
And their inspirations:
Dame Kelly Holmes: https://amzn.to/2BPTSEJ
Sophie Raworth: @sophieraworth
Louise Minchin’s “Dare To Tri” book: https://amzn.to/2EaGqO5
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In this latest episode of the podcast I chat to Nutritional Therapist and recently qualified yoga teacher Le'Nise Brothers who is based in South-West London.
Le'Nise chose to specialise in womens' health following her own experiences growing up with challenging hormonal symptoms and then having her her son and dealing with pregnancy related issues.
In this episode we talk about the range of hormone issues from starting periods and those essential conversations with kids about what's normal, to preparing for menopause and everything in between. We also go on to chat about easy nutrition, how movement is crucial as a treatment modality, and why the wellness industry needs to step up when it comes to the representation of women.
You can find out more about Le’Nise here: https://eatlovemove.com
You can follow her on Instagram here: @eatlovemove
And you can join her free Facebook group "Embrace Your Hormones" here:
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In this week’s episode I chat to Jo Diplock from The Motherhood Movement who is a personal trainer and pilates teacher who I noticed from her instagram feed was really the only person who was focussing on the weird and wonderful movements mothers have to do and why it’s so important we train for real life.
We had a great conversation about the barriers facing mothers getting back to exercise in the right way, rehab strategies for the main issues faced post-fatally and a whole bucket load of advice for getting through those fragile years.
You can find out more about Jo’s work here: https://www.themotherhoodmovement.com
And follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/themotherhoodmovementofficial
or Instagram: @the_motherhood_movement
Jo mentioned the book “The Chimp Paradox” by Prof Steve Peters: https://amzn.to/2P24nbc
We talked about pelvic health and here are some resources for getting information on any pelvic health condition:
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In this latest episode of the podcast I chat to Dr Juliet McGrattan who is a former-GP, mother of 3, who now works for Public Health England as a Champion of Physical Activity in the NW of England, is the resident health expert for Women’s Running Magazine and UK Run Chat, plus she’s the Women’s Health Lead and Master Coach for the 261 Fearless International network which was set up by Kathrine Switzer. She also wrote “Sorted: The Active Women’s Guide to Health” which won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards this year. Juliet also happens to be a friend of 2 of the brilliant women I’ve already interviewed - Jo Moseley from episode 4 who she knows through the 261 network, and Moire O’Sullivan from episode 14 who she knows through a mutual love of each others work and running!
In this chat we talk about the role of GPs in the promotion of exercise and movement, why Juliet started running and what motivated her to continue with this new found love, how she became involved in the 261 group and the Public Health England role and how she brings her enthusiasm to move and love activity home to her family.
Here is Juliet’s website: https://drjulietmcgrattan.com
You can follow her on Instagram: @drjulietmcgrattan
Find out more about the 261 Fearless Group here: http://www.261fearless.org
Katherine Switzer’s book “Marathon Woman”: https://amzn.to/2DvZZPW
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This week I chat to Misba Khan who was the UK representative on the all-female Euro-Arabian expedition to the North Pole in April this year which had a mission to foster greater understanding between women from 11 European and Arabic countries.
The wider mission was to inspire all women to reach beyond the expectation of others and fulfil their own life ambitions.
Misba has certainly embodied those mission points, having been the oldest woman on the trip, the only Grandmother and a relative novice when it came to skiing and setting up camp and ended up leading the group on some days, feeding her tent mates each day and becoming the first British Muslim woman to reach the North Pole, plus since she’s returned she has spoken to many, many school children inspiring them and igniting a spark of adventure to those who may think this isn’t within their reach.
Take a listen to hear us talking about how teamwork amongst her family was crucial to her being able to take a step out of daily life, what she got from rambling and loving the outdoors.
She’s a brilliant, normal woman from Manchester who took on the challenge to do an extraordinary thing. Please enjoy this episode and let me know what you think.
The website for the expedition is: http://www.euroarabianexpedition.com
Misba mentions the Ramblers and you can find a local group on their site here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk
Keep in touch with Misba and her talks and next journey:
Facebook: @misbakhan (Manchester)
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In this week's episode of the podcast I chat to Nicola Bryson who I first "met" over Instagram watching her move to Hove in Sussex and how she built up her work in a new town and then went to one of her super fun and tough classes on a Sunday morning.
I think you can hear what a lovely person Nicola is through her enthusiasm, pure love of pilates and generosity of spirit. Nicola teaches retreats, 1-1 sessions, pilates and Barre classes in and around Sussex.
You can find out more about Nicola's classes and retreats here:
Or follow her on Instagram: @nicolabrysonpilates
Or on Facebook: @nicolahowarthpilates
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This week I talk to the totally amazing Irish mountain runner and adventure racer Moire O'Sullivan, who wrote "Mud, Sweat and Tears" and "Bump, Bike and Baby" about her journeys through working out how to keep up her adventure racing both before and after having kids. We talk about the opinions of others around mothers who do these sorts of extreme races, how Moire worked out how to train while looking after her two boys, how she recovered and the support she had.
Find out more about Moire here: https://moireosullivan.com
You can follow her on Instagram: @moire_osullivan
Her first book is here: https://amzn.to/2CtUL6F
Bump, Bike and Baby is here: https://amzn.to/2ODD1gr
Moire champions the following women in our chat:
Juliet McGrattan: https://drjulietmcgrattan.com
Susie Mitchell (Irish track cyclist): http://www.pregnancytopodium.com
Gwen Jorgensen (US Olympic Triathlete) this is her interview with her pelvic health PT on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxxBX8UZ7i4
Carol Morgan (Irish ultra runner): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Morgan
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In this episode of the podcast I enjoy an evening chat with the co-ordinator of the Wonderful Wild Women network, Sarah Gerrish, trainee architect, fell runner, some time triathlete, oftentimes wild swimmer and general get out and about-er.
I love how humble, unassuming, and gentle Sarah is, I think you can tell she's a super talented and motivated person, and I heard a lovely piece in a short film last weekend at the "SheExtreme" festival which I think describes Sarah pretty well too:
"Our leaders can also be shy, sweet and quiet. Their lack of ego should not let us underestimate their talents or accomplishments."
Here's the links to all the things we chat about:
Wonderful Wild Women: https://www.wonderfulwildwomen.co.uk
You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram with the handle: @wonderfulwildwomen
Vivienne Rickman-Poole: https://www.viviennerickmanpoole.co.uk
Surf Yonder (Sally McGee): https://www.surfyonder.com
The Women's Trad Festival: https://www.womenstradfestival.co.uk
Natasha Brooks "BlueHues": https://bluehues.co.uk
The Adventure Syndicate (Lee Cragie/Jenny Tough): https://theadventuresyndicate.com
Jenny Tough: http://jennytough.com
Nicky Spinks running the "Double Bob Graham" round: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ABR30IHlq4
Gwen Moffat: various books written by her, the most complete is her autobiography "Space Beneath My Feet": https://amzn.to/2COH6rC
and the film on her life: https://www.redbull.com/int-en/tv/video/AP-1MQAPFVDD1W11/operation-moffat
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Series 2: Episode 2
In this episode I'm happy to talk to the author of "Running For My Life - A Memoir: how I built a new me one step at a time"; the ex-lawyer, ex-PT, running and cycling Mum of 1, Rachel Cullen.
In this episode we talk about the highs and lows of social media, body dysmorphia and disordered eating, labelling of kids and their expectations, visibility and self-worth through image, and her relationship with running and cycling. This is a fascinating talk which I hope many will get some great insight from, so take a listen if you're struggling with self image, starting running, or need some motivation to get moving when you just feel a bit rubbish.
We talk about:
Rachel's book: https://amzn.to/2E4wk2c
Rachel's website: http://www.rachelcullenwrites.co.uk
or her social handles: @writtenbyrach (twitter and Facebook) or @rachel_running_for_my_life on Instagram
Junior Parkrun: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/
If any of the issues raised in the conversation and Rachel's book resonate with you, please find help and support by contacting Mind - The Mental Health Charity: https://www.mind.org.uk
or PANDAS Foundation: http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk
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Hurray for series 2 at last!
Excited to get this set of conversations underway with my brilliant guest, expedition leader, yoga teacher, dive master, and Mum to 2 nearly teenagers, Catherine Edsell.
Find out more about Catherine's work here: https://www.cathadventure.com
Connect with her on all the socials: @cathadventure
Catherine mentions Dervla Murphy who's book you can find here:
and also "The Continuum Concept" by Jean Liedloff here: https://amzn.to/2y3pFyR
Plus take a look at Catherine's brilliant TedXLondon talk here:
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In this final episode of Series 1 of the podcast I'm chatting to Wendy Searle, Mum of 4, civil servant and soon to be polar explorer - yep she's like superwoman but definitely doesn't want to be described as such! She just got the bug for exploring and won't let it go.
In this episode we talk about her juggle with training for her planned Antarctic crossing and her family's needs and how she makes it work, what has got her juiced about her travel plans, and some practical stuff about looking after yourself on the Antarctic ice.
Here are the essential links for the stuff we talk about:
Wendy's adventure: https://southpole2020.com
and her Instagram acc: @betweensnowandsky or Twitter: @betweensnowsky
Wendy mentioned an inspiring woman, Hannah McKeand: https://www.polarexpeditiontraining.com
If you are interested in more adventurous women, check out the Women's Adventure Expo on October 5th and 6th 2018: https://womensadventureexpo.co.uk
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In this week's episode I chat to Cat and Kath from Brighton based social enterprise "Seabirds Ltd" - they are an online store selling plastic free, life-enhancing products with fun designs, and they raise money for local charities.
Run by 3 women who have made a recent connection to the sea through their children's activities, they made the decision not to let the kids have all the fun and actually get in the water themselves. They have been challenging themselves to swim throughout the year and in this chat we talk about the benefits of swimming in the sea, what the water means to them, and why have a higher purpose with your work helps to motivate and inspire.
Here are the links for things we talk about:
Find out about the Seabirds products here: https://www.seabirdsltd.com
Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club: http://brightonslsc.org
Surf Solace Charity: http://surfsolace.com
More about cold water immersion therapy:
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In this week's episode I talk to the wonderfully inspiring Marisa Bailey, who is a palliative care/rehab Nurse, Personal Trainer and Crossfit enthusiast.
She talks to me all about how she wanted to change her health future, started crossfit and all the paths that has led her down including giving back to her community, changing the way she treats her patients and wanting to understand her body further by undertaking her PT training.
If you want to find out more about what Crossfit is, link here: https://crossfit.com
Find your nearest gym/box here: https://map.crossfit.com
You can check out Marisa's brilliant Instagram page here: @mari.fitness
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In this week's episode I chat to Clinical Psychologist, yoga teacher and author Suzy Reading.
This is a gorgeously nourishing one in which we discuss what self-care really means in the real Mum world, how yoga can help you move through and process feelings and emotions, and how Suzy dealt with 2 very traumatic situations in her life.
Brene Brown's work: https://amzn.to/2LhPRiE
Barbara Fredrickson "Love 2.0": https://amzn.to/2LbfB02
Martin Seligman: https://amzn.to/2A0ayKF
Dr Lea Waters: http://www.leawaters.com
You can find out more about Suzy here:
and follow her on Instagram: @suzyreading
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Brace yourselves, this is a rocky one! Both a mascara warning and a melting heart warning for this beautiful episode with Linda Stephens, who is a yoga teacher based in Farnham, UK with 3 kids and a wealth of experience and knowledge on birth trauma, birth and pregnancy complications and how to rise up stronger from those.
It is a long episode, but I just couldn't edit out any of the warmth and heart-filled chat!
We talk about:
One of Many where we met: https://oneofmany.co.uk
and Linda mentioned "Autobiography of a Yogi" https://amzn.to/2L2uYI4
Linda can be found here: http://yogamums.net
and on Instagram @lindastephens.yogamums
and Facebook @yogamumsfarnham
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In this week's episode I chat to women's health physio, pelvic health campaigner and founder of the Oxted Running Club, Emma Brockwell.
Emma and I delve into the relative merits of running after giving birth, strengthening as much as running, working out with or without buggies, pelvic floor fitness and much more.
I found this chat super interesting, and Emma's care for postnatal women really shines through.
Find out more about Emma: http://bit.ly/2u7bLL4 and you can connect with her @physiomumuk
Here are the links to things we talk about:
Pregnancy Sickness Support Group http://bit.ly/2KHIAIB
Squeeze App info: http://bit.ly/2N2GxMa
Pelvic Floor Patrol: http://bit.ly/2m4ln4P
Pelvic Roar: http://bit.ly/2m3wgnh
Mimi Anderson http://bit.ly/2N2L158
and her book: https://amzn.to/2N2kTYf
Jo Pavey's book "This Mum Runs" https://amzn.to/2L1Mt7m
Park Run http://bit.ly/2m8hpYF
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In this episode of the podcast I talk to the fabulous Jo Moseley, who is enjoying experimenting with many movements and sports after some time of being unsure and feeling insecure about herself. She started by finding a mission with a higher purpose which opened the doors to more experiences. Take a listen and let chat about all the topics we discuss!
Things we mention:
Anna Kessel's book "Eat, Sweat, Play": https://amzn.to/2KtjQUo
Juliet McGrattan's book "Sorted": https://amzn.to/2KFmsL0
The "This Girl Can" campaign: http://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk
The 261 Fearless group: http://www.261fearless.org
The 2 Min Beach Clean group: https://beachclean.net
and the inspirations of @amy_abrahams and
Also follow Jo on her Instagram: @healthyhappy50
and you can join her at the Love Trails festival in Gower:
In this week's episode I geek out pilates style with the totally fabulous Georgia McCarthy from "pilatesbygeorgia.com". We talk about building back your strength post-babies, how to bring strength moves into your day without the stress, and how to transition from "what you were" to "how awesome you are now".
Georgia's programme - both the free channel and the online subscription library can be found here: http://pilatesbygeorgia.com
And you can connect with Georgia on Instagram where she shares many short workouts here: @pilatesbygeorgia
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In this 2nd episode of the podcast I welcome my friend Katherine Schirrmacher, who is an ex pro-climber and now climbing coach and Mum to 7 year old Vanessa. We talk all things Mum guilt, getting back to her pre-natal best but at what cost, and what movement and keeping herself moving really means to her.
You can check out Katherine's website and coaching programmes here:
and find her on Instagram @katherine_schirrmacher
If you want to find out more about climbing, either search online for your nearest indoor wall to enjoy your first instructed experience, or check out the British Mountaineering Council here: https://www.thebmc.co.uk
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In this first episode of the Mother of All Movement podcast, I'm excited to share with you this chat I had with Jess Adams, Bristol based yoga teacher, doula and dance teacher plus lifelong movement experimenter.
I'm sure you'll agree that her integrity with how movement fits her life is very inspiring, and listening to how movement in many different ways has shaped events in her life has given her a really interesting outlook.
I'm always amazed at the space she allows for exploring her physicality and how its woven into the very definition of everything she does.
You can find more about Jess' classes and work here:
or in Instagram here: @jess_adams
The books Jess mentions are:
"Women in the Wilderness" by Miriam Lancewood
and "Dawn Again" by Donega Markegard
Plus @sophiehellyer and @easkeysurf
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