The Soul Mammas Podcast

The Soul Mammas Podcast

In a world where so many women have shed past notions of what being a mom looks like, who can listeners turn to for real talk on soulful motherhood? Through this weekly podcast, host, Nicole De Leon, a long-time surfer, teacher, yoga instructor, adventurer and now new mother, seeks to candidly talk about the realities of modern motherhood, especially as it affects the pursuit of one’s own interests while remaining a soulful parent. In this podcast, guest moms will share inspiring stories of how they persisted in living out their truest passions and purpose in spite of – and often as a result of – adversity and struggle. Nicole’s hope is that through this podcast mothers will be encouraged to believe in their dreams and prioritize joyful lives in order to teach their children to do the same.... Show More

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October 13, 2020 42 min

How can we connect with our innate creativity when we have so many responsibilities as mamas? Todays mama, Brittany L. Bergman, author and mama, is going to tell us why we shouldn't lose sight of our identities as women.

 

She is an author whose goal is to provide connection to moms who don't want to lose sight of their identities as women. A storyteller at heart, she invites women into her life and wants them to feel seen ...

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Today’s ocean mama is a multi faceted lover of all things creative, mother to a nine year old boy and published writer. Kara Block is a fellow surf mama who has that knowing glimmer in her eye, that proves her heart is forever tied to the water. After knowing her as a mutual friend for years, I am excited to speak to her many passions today. Her book : “the Cultivation of Life is the Practice” she speaks a lot of surrendering to wh...

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Today’s guest believes in mom empowerment and  provides opportunities for mom owned businesses. Aria Leighty is a mama of (14) and the Founder and CEO of The MOB Nation, a National Alliance of Mom-Owned Businesses. Aria is also a thought leader, trailblazer, and business mentor. 

 

Aria helps you get out of your own way, sparkle up your mindset, step in to your power, and live your dream life. Working with Aria as a business mentor...

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Childhood cancer. Something not spoken about unless we go through the horrific experience. Today's mama Kady Lieber has travelled around the world with her kids, but more importantly she is a mom who has had to endure a child with stage 4 brain cancer at only 17 months old. Kady is here to tell us that even though it is scary to think or talk about, childhood cancer can teach you how to live I the moment as if it were your last...

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So many mamas I've spoken to since I began this motherhood podcast have dealt with body and confidence issues since becoming a mom. It is common, but do we all have to put ourselves through it? What can we do to accept our bodies postpartum? 

Meghan Barrett, today's guest mama and personal trainer, is going to speak to us about her own struggle with body acceptance and how she's gotten on the other side of it. She is al...

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All remote learning come fall? This is what's happening in Southern California come fall 2020, and many places throughout the U.S. and world with the current pandemic.

So what the heck do we do as mothers and parents who are either working from home or on site and wanting to give our kids the best education possible? 

We are all scrambling to find the best schools, online schools, homeschool situations, pods, private schools or...

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We all face obstacles in our lives; whether single parenthood, financial struggles, health issues, or loss, Melissa Prince is here to tell us why we can't let hardship or challenge stop us from living the life we love. Melissa is an adventure mama who adores the outdoors & has been a single parent since pregnancy. She makes accommodations in her schedule to do the things she loves with her 2 year old son in tow. Today she s...

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Katherine Shai is a professional mommy athlete. And her sport of choice? Wrestling! Katherine was raised in a wrestling family. At only 32 years old, she is wise beyond her years & knows all about grit & adaptability. Katherine believes in our ability to manifest what we want our world to look like, and then move in that direction. She’s had a bit of a rebirth in her early 30s since becoming a mother and has begun things th...

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Alanna Jane is a mama, writer, Kundalini and meditation teacher as well as a spiritual guide for women. After losing her business and having a second trimester miscarriage, all within a very short time, Alanna experienced one of the toughest times in her life. Today she is going to talk about how one mother's pain of loss isn't more or less than another's. Alanna lives in Tasmania with her husband and four year old son ...

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Are you struggling with postpartum depression, OCD, or anxiety? Aubrey Grossen, of the Mamahood Community, tackles the brave and taboo subjects of motherhood, not feeling like motherhood came naturally, postpartum mood disorders, and mom-shaming ourselves.

She is a mama of two who went through severe postpartum depression and sparked her passion to start  a facebook group called The Mamahood Community which started out as 39 close ...

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Travel. Something that made up such a large component of my life pre-baby, is also something that can easily go by the wayside once we have little ones. Looking back on my life I feel that the most transformative moments were from traveling to different countries in the world, experiencing different cultures, and seeing first hand how the rest of the world lives. 

Today’s guest, Robyn Robledo of Nomads with a Purpose, is a creative...

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Many of us have been turning towards media or social media to get our information during this time of social isolation. Because a pandemic of this kind is unprecedented and many of us mamas have never experienced anything close to this, it is easy to feel fearful and uncertain. Today's guest Dr. Melissa Drake is a breath of fresh air and is going to shed light on what is really going on in hospitals, from a first hand perspecti...

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Today’s guest sums up active healthy living to a T. Britnee Kent lives on the North Shore of Oahu with her husband Connor & her baby boy Krew. Today she is going to talk about the realities of being a new mommy during a pandemic (a long awaited surgery for a torn ACL had to wait), & how she implements her own at home workouts as much as possible with an injury. We also talk about tools & tricks for happiness/ health thr...

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Today I am talking to a friend/ local doula mommy Kim Summer about the current state of the world, going through a pandemic with little ones, being on call as a doula and empowering women during tough times. Kim is a mother, writer, birth doula, maternal health care advocate, and postpartum educator with a focus on postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. She supports families from all walks of life including Los Angeles, Ventura and...

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So how do we even begin trying to practice self care during a pandemic? Most of us have never experienced mandated social isolation and quarantine measures as we are seeing them now. The news is filled with stories of sickness and death and sadness and All of us are worried about the health and well being of our own families. 

That being said, there is a lot to be thankful for and a lot to learn during such extreme and jarring time...

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Today’s guest is a business owner and mom of a toddler who is adjusting to social isolation during this pandemic like all of us mommies. Danielle Clayton's brand Salt Gypsy is a self funded project from the heart that has reached many women surfers worldwide. Seeing that there is so much uncertainty right now with our global economy, Danielle admits she’s trying not to “freak out” and stay calm. I appreciate her candor as I kno...

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Hi mamas, I’m still coming at you during the COV19 pandemic and I’ve had a lot of mamas reach out and say what they actually need are podcast episodes about things that aren’t related to the virus. Informative, fun, creative, thoughtful episodes, that can help us retain a semblance of normalcy during stressful times. There are tons of mamas out there who could still use support and advice on some of the tougher or taboo subjects of...

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We are all feeling rather insular, anxious, unsure as mamas during this stressful time. I hope this finds you well mamas. As moms, and I can certainly attest to this, we worry about keeping our kids healthy, educated & busy during these times.

What is extremely helpful for our sanity and that of our families is sharing resources with one another online. Particularly with school closures, we can all use creative ideas right now....

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I love the idea behind new mama & entrepreneur Erin Motz's brand Bad Yogi. I have often thought of myself as a bad yogi also or didn't fit into one box.

Today this mama tells us why she wanted to make yoga accessible to everyone + a little more accepting to the world. Erin speaks candidly about the "internal tug of war" of wanting to spend time with your kids & contribute creatively to the world. She als...

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Nicole Mc Namara is wife of big wave legendary surfer Garrett Mc Namara, was one of the first women to tow in at Nazar, one of the biggest wave spots in the world. She’s done a lot of research on Human Design and learning how different individuals energy type is released in the world & bettering yourself constantly as a person.

As a former school teacher, with a Masters in Environmental Education, Nicole knows about public educ...

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