The WHoly Mom Chat

The WHoly Mom Chat

On this podcast, Jennifer James will be chatting with other moms who will be sharing about their motherhood journey, how they are making themselves whole, pursuing their dreams while thriving as a mom. I want to provide a safe place – without any judgment, shaming, or discrimination. Everyone is welcome here. We are on this journey together. Let’s rediscover our true self, reclaim our time, our energy, care for ourselves to be the woman we want to be and most of all THRIVE. So let us rise up and show up as a better version of ourselves.

Episodes

September 26, 2022 31 min

Gary Thomas has joined me this week on the podcast to provide insight regarding toxic relationships (familial, intimate, professional, friendships).  In this week's conversation, Gary is able to help us recognize people that are toxic and ways in which we can move on from these painful relationships. Toxic individuals not only affect the relationship, but they bring us down and add to our daily stressors. It’s important to unde...

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Kari Trent-Stageberg has joined me this week to provide knowledge regarding the path to healing and understanding domestic violence as a first-hand survivor herself.  Domestic violence is one of the most threatening issues which can curtail one's mental and psychological growth. Individuals may face verbal, emotional, or physical abuse that may leave you questioning everything you’ve ever said or done in a relationship. Experie...

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June 27, 2022 36 min

Johanna Stamps joins me this week on the podcast. We have both found purpose in igniting joy and our conversation is filled with laughter and wisdom. Johanna shares her journey from burnout to surrender as she left the big city behind and chose to let her plane home fly away while she sat on the beach. 

Listen in to learn how she left behind the rhythm of infrastructure in New York to discover the rhythm of nature in South Africa. H...

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June is PTSD Awareness month, and I am honored to share my conversation with Anne Smith. Listen in as she shares about her healing journey from the little red flags at the beginning to the blessed awareness that they haven’t had an episode in over 5 years.  Anne’s open, honest, and loving approach to her story is inspiring and gives hope to those who are also struggling with feeling like they are walking on glass eggshells as they ...

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As women in a busy world, we are often influenced by the social norms associated with marriage, living as a woman in our society, and motherhood. And we lose sight of who we are. I am passionate about coming alongside women and moms who are recognizing and returning to themselves. Sharing our stories helps us see we are not alone in our unique stories. To help us on the path to self-discovery and self-care, I am so excited to share...

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This week on the WHoly Mom Chat, Jennifer interviews Dr. Rani on migraines and headache. Dr. Rani shares the story of her own struggles with chronic migraines and her path to a whole health approach to life. She became a certified functional health practitioner after becoming a board certified ophthalmologist and neuro-opthamologist. With her broad experience she helps us process what our body is telling us when we have migraines a...

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This week on the WHoly Mom Chat, Jennifer interviews Lorraine Driscoll on Holistic Nutrition. Lorraine shares the story of her daughter's health struggles and her journey to get a diagnosis for PANS/PANDAS. Along with discussing the benefits of holistic nutrition, she guides parents to find help for their children and themselves in their wellness journey. 

Listen in to learn more about: 

  • {05:15} What is holistic nutrition?
  • {08:08}...
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    April 22, 2022 38 min

    This week on the WHoly Mom Chat, Jennifer interviews Kristen Carder, ADHD expert and host of the I Have ADHD podcast. Together, they take a deep dive into Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the symptoms of ADHD, and strategies for success. Kristen also shares her practical tips on managing her own ADHD. 

    Listen in to learn more about:

  • What is ADHD? 
  • How does ADHD present itself in adults?
  • Kristen's journey with AD...
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    Wouldn't it be amazing if we knew how to parent and had a handbook for each child we parented? There is something that can get us close to this dream – The Child Code. In this episode of The WHoly Mom Chat, Jennifer interviews Danielle about her book The Child Code and her motivation to write the book. She shares her story about her parenting journey and gives to help us be successful, effective parents. 

     

    Listen in to learn mor...

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    In this episode of The WHoly Mom Chat, Jennifer interviews Amy Wicks on perfectionism in motherhood. She shares her personal story and how perfectionism impacted her quality of life. Amy also shares her tips and steps to fight the idea of being the perfect mom. 

     

    Listen in to learn more about: 

  • Amy’s personal journey of dealing with perfectionism 
  • How this idea of perfectionism impacts our quality of life
  • Practical tips to overcome per...
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    On this episode of the WHoly Mom Chat podcast, Jennifer interviews Dimple Emmanuel, a Pakistani Christian who is a singer, songwriter, and poet. Dimple shares the story of her miracle birth and overcoming trauma. She shares how God can use us if we allow Him to, regardless of our past.

    Listen in to learn more about: 

    {04:05} Dimple's journey and overcoming her past.

    {20:48} Advice for other women, moving forward after trauma. 

    Abo...

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    During our lifetime, we never stop growing but inevitably we want to be growing in a different direction. We want to be transforming ourselves and bettering our life every day. 

     
    Are you feeling stuck and unsure of which way to turn? Do you want to enjoy your whole life not just certain parts of it? Then today’s episode is for you! 


    Jennifer interviews Benita Conde, a holistic life coach who shares her journey of changing her life co...

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    Food is loved universally. Each culture has different dishes that are appreciated, and well, who doesn't love to eat? Don't forget that cooking is an art too? Not only that, but it can also be incredibly therapeutic and life-changing. 

    In this episode of the WHoly Mom Chat, Jennifer James sits down with Chef Tye Hall to discuss how Tye overcame the horrors of assault and abuse. Tye shares how her spouse, children, and intens...

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     Sex in a marriage is a beautiful, God-designed act. It is for pleasure, not just for procreation. God created sex in a marriage to have physical, spiritual, and emotional intimacy with our partners. 

    In this episode of the WHoly Mom Chat, Jenny talks with a friend and licensed Christian sex therapist, Dr. Jessica McCleese. They discuss the role sex plays in a Christian marriage and how we can keep the passion burning in our intimat...

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    For most people, financial independence may seem like a lofty goal. However, if you start early and stay consistent, you can reach it without much of a struggle. But how do you get there? 

    On this episode of the WHoly Mom Chat, I sat down with Erika Baez, a mother who suddenly found herself in a financial nightmare. Erika shares her journey and her wisdom with us. Once she discovered how to become financially secure and independent,...

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    Did you know that 91% of women are displeased with their bodies? An eating disorder displays behaviors that negatively impact one's physical, psychological, and social well-being. These behaviors are persistent, and they are often associated with emotional distress. 

     In honor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I sat down with Lex Daddio to discuss eating disorders and her recovery from orthorexia. Orthorexia is a dysfunctional ...

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    Everyone is on their healing journey that involves recovery from traumatic experiences or elements that may be related to how one deals with conflict. Cultural differences, gender biases, socio-economic factors, and family of origin – all play a role in developing our conflict resolution style.

    Conflict is a part of everyday living and necessary for growth. Conflict can be a source of adding new value and meaning to any relationshi...

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    In this episode of the WHoly Mom Chat, Jennifer talks with Dr. Erica Hurley on attachments in parenting and relationships. We discuss the different attachment styles and how they affect us as adults. We also dive into how we can ensure our children have a suitable attachment to be better adults. 

     

    Dr. Erica Hurley is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Her office is in Richmond, Virginia, and she is licensed to practice telehealth in ...

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    When we go through unhealthy experiences, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. But with strategies, a sound support system, and identifying it, we can speed up our recovery.

    Today, we are joined by Khadija Tishan to learn what trauma is, discuss generational trauma and her healing journey. We also talk about Khadija's book: R.E.A.L Radical Empathic Acceptance of Life: How to Live and Serve Abundantly.

     
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    January 29, 2022 23 min

    What is Food freedom? Quite simply, it refers to ditching dieting culture and restrictive diets by permitting yourself to enjoy all foods in moderation (unless you have medical needs or allergies that prevent you). Food is more than just fuel. We need to build a positive and judgment-free relationship with all foods, where shame and guilt are not considered an ingredient.

     

    Today, Elizabeth Dall joins us to chat about living with foo...

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