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In The Adult Chair, Michelle Chalfant applies her holistic approach to healing and transformation as a foundation for better understanding our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with stress, anxiety, depression, physical health, self-love, peace, emotional balance, and how our understanding of ourselves impacts the most important relationships in our lives.
 
Motherhood Unstressed is a weekly series of conversations with experts addressing parenting, stress, mindfulness, and self-love. Each week Liz Carlile interviews fascinating guests that will leave you laughing, reflecting, and feeling less alone. In reality, Motherhood Unstressed expands beyond the show, it's truly a global community of mindful, purpose-driven people looking to grow and create a positive ripple effect at home and in the world.
 
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Wow — I was blown away by the response to last week’s episode (#251) with my one and only, Graham Chalfant. It seems like so many could relate to our relationship dynamics and the learning and work we’ve done over the years...and so many of you also asked how we started doing the work and making changes in our relationship. In this week’s episode, …
 
Sponsored by Motherhood Unstressed CBD- Better sleep is just a click away. Use code Podcast to save. Pre-Order the Motherhood Unstressed Meditation book here or at motherhoodunstressed.com “Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.” -Eckhart Tolle. This meditation wi…
 
Pamela Druckerman is the author of five books including "Bringing Up Bébé", which has been translated into 30 languages and optioned as a feature film by Blueprint Pictures starring Anne Hathaway. In this episode we talk about her new children's book, "Paris by Phone" which details one little girl's pursuit of the magic of independence and her subs…
 
Everyone wants connection — we’re hardwired for it as humans! But we can only connect as deeply with others as we’ve connected with ourselves. Strong relationships start by going within, feeling our emotions and being willing to open up and share with our partners. On this week’s podcast, I have a very, very special guest...my husband! We’re talkin…
 
Sponsored by Motherhood Unstressed CBD- Calm is just a click away. Use code Podcast to save. I know how hard it is to meditate every day, but the benefits are innumerable when you do - from how you respond to emails, to the positive energy you bring to your family, it matters a great deal and can have real implications on your life and in the lives…
 
If you are like many adults, you've experienced issues coping with all that the pandemic has brought upon our lives. But children are also being severely impacted. Even before the pandemic started, unprecedented rates of childhood anxiety and depression existed, with one in five children under the age of eighteen diagnosed with a mental health diso…
 
One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients is, “I wish my partner/parent/friend/whoever would be more empathetic!” We often look down on or get frustrated with those we don’t feel are empathetic enough, but empathy isn’t a trait you either have or you don’t...or a trait that makes someone good or bad. Like any healthy habit, it’s a skill we …
 
In this short guided meditation, I help you relax, breathe, and ask yourself three questions to expand your level of self-awareness. As you scan through your body, you will release tension and connect to every part of yourself for a brighter, calmer, and happier day or night. Be sure to subscribe and connect with us on Instagram @motherhoodunstress…
 
Has the practice of prayer, meditation and gratitude helped you get through this past year? If you're like many mothers, the answer is unequivocally YES. In this wide ranging conversation with best selling faith writer Sarah Bessey, we discuss her new book, "A Rhythm of Prayer" and how during this time of upheaval, stress, and burnout, it's our ope…
 
Compassion is something we have when we live in our healthiest Adult self, but how easy is it for you to turn around and offer that compassion to yourself? Most of us speak very differently to ourselves than we would to a friend, especially when we make a mistake or are going through a hard time. But self-compassion is an essential part of healing!…
 
Restore, renew and heal with this gentle guided meditation. Discover the power of your mind to heal past trauma, body pain, and even connect you to your highest self. Keep a notepad nearby to write down any downloads that may be revealed during this practice. Sponsored by Motherhood Unstressed CBD - Order at www.motherhoodunstressed.com and use cod…
 
The Cold Moon occurs in late December, auguring the arrival of the winter solstice. Approaching the winter solstice of his own life, author Roger Rosenblatt embarked upon writing Cold Moon: On Life, Love, and Responsibility, dedicated to the three most important lessons he has learned over his many years. In our conversation we delve into those thr…
 
Narcissistic abuse is, I believe, one of the most toxic experiences out there. While NO kind of abuse is ok, narcissists can be extremely subtle, sneaky and manipulative, making them difficult to spot. Anyone who has been in a relationship with one knows how confusing and damaging it can be. My guest today, Meredith Miller, is a holistic coach who …
 
Want to trade anxiousness and anger for love and confidence? This meditation will restore your connection to your body, calm racing thoughts, and have you feeling energized and peacefully aligned. Connect with me on IG @motherhoodunstressed Stressed and in the US? Purchase Motherhood Unstressed CBD here. Sponsored by Faherty - Authentic surf style …
 
In her new book, "Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing", New York Times journalist Olga Mecking shares why ritualistically letting your mind go free is the key to being more productive and happy in life. We also discuss how different governmental systems around the world affect the level of parental stress in that region, and how many m…
 
Decisions, decisions. We are all faced with dozens of choices every day — some that we make without a second thought and others that can leave us wrestling with all our options or get us completely stuck. When we are in the Adolescent Chair (the seat of the ego), decisions can feel intimidating or impossible, not only because we’re worried about ma…
 
Feeling unfocused, or simply want to nurture a greater sense of calm and clarity? This meditation will restore your connection to your body, calm racing thoughts, and have you feeling energized and peacefully aligned. Connect with me on IG @motherhoodunstressed Stressed and in the US? Purchase Motherhood Unstressed CBD here. Sponsored by Faherty - …
 
Joyce Shulman has made it her mission to get a million women walking their way to a better life. As the founder and CEO of Macaroni Kid, a multi-million dollar, hyper-local media company, she is empowering women to live their best lives by giving them tactical tools to build a business of their own, against the backdrop of an incredible, supportive…
 
Each week on this show, I aim to bring you ideas, expertise and tools to make psychology simple and to introduce you to new healing possibilities. But my goal has never been just to share knowledge. My goal is transformation...to make it easy for you to do your work and become who you were meant to be using this model! I love bringing you stories o…
 
Feeling stressed, or simply want to nurture a greater sense of calm and clarity? This meditation will have you relaxed, focused, and ready for your busy day, or a night of blissful sleep. Connect with me on IG @motherhoodunstressed Stressed and in the US? Purchase Motherhood Unstressed CBD here. Sponsored by Faherty - Authentic surf style that last…
 
When Maggie Smith, the award-winning author of the viral poem "Good Bones", started writing daily Twitter posts in the wake of her divorce, they unexpectedly caught fire. Now, in her new book "Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change" she's writing about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation. Like kintsugi, the Japanese art o…
 
To start 2021, we are talking all about simple, hands-on tools and practices that you can incorporate into your life to help you get into your Adult Chair — now and all year long. Today, we’re talking about one of my favorites: Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine is a beautiful, holistic view of healthcare that helps us find balance on the emotional…
 
The fastest way to understanding what our purpose is and what we want, is to quiet the mind and simply ask. In this meditation you will be asked three questions to further your level of self-awarenss and position you to attract what it is you desire most in this life. Connect with me on IG @motherhoodunstressed Stressed and in the US? Purchase Moth…
 
Holocaust Survivor William Harvey is adamant that if you want to have a good life, you can't feel sorry for yourself or “you will destroy your life.” He adds, "You come to this world with nothing and you leave the world with nothing but the impact and the good that you did for others". This episode was an honor to record. I hope it awakens you to t…
 
Every day, our minds are taking in thousands of sights and sounds that can either bring us stress or calm….sometimes without us even knowing it! But what if we could intentionally use tools like sound and music to bring relaxation, presence and calm into our lives? In this episode, I’m chatting with the fascinating Cheryl B. Engelhardt, a New York-…
 
The only time that worry or fear can have control over you, is when you decide to let it. This meditation will connect you with who you really are, and give you the space to make the best choice for you and your life. Connect with me on IG @motherhoodunstressed Stressed and in the US? Purchase Motherhood Unstressed CBD here.…
 
Tori Press is a mother, entrepreneur, and artist most known for her work on Instagram under the moniker @revelatori. She draws about what it's like to be a human being: the good, the bad, and mostly the vulnerable. In this episode she is sharing the lessons she's learned on her journey, and how you can use them to your advantage to grow in self-dis…
 
We’re all human and we all make mistakes. Unfortunately, sometimes those mistakes hurt people we love and can even create distance or damage in our most important relationships. When a relationship is suffering, there’s nothing we want more than to heal and restore it, but many of us don’t know where to begin. We might have our own feelings of guil…
 
Metta meditation is focused attention on the happiness and wellness of others. This meditation will leave you feeling light, free and calm, and may even positively impact the health of those you choose to focus on in the practice. Connect with me on IG @motherhoodunstressed Stressed and in the US? Purchase Motherhood Unstressed CBD here.…
 
Brittany Watkins is literally changing lives with her research and work into Emotional Freedom Technique ("EFT") Tapping. EFT uncovers and severs the root cause of emotional eating, or any anxious response to a stimulus, and immediately heals the practitioner. Specializing in weight loss and emotional eating disorders, Brittany has taught over 100,…
 
“Help! I think I’ve ruined my kids’ lives!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this from clients, listeners and even my own inner critic. No one gets a trial run at parenting, which leads to a lot of self-doubt among parents. We’re all learning as we go, and it’s easy to wonder if we’re doing it right or if we should just go ahead and start…
 
Considered the “Teacher of Teachers”, Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned speaker, intuitive energy healer, professor of energy medicine, and author of 27 books about energy medicine, intuition, and spirituality. In this episode we discuss: How to set boundaries to deflect undesirable energies from negative beings (Hara Line) How to heal by a…
 
If you've been feeling pulled in a million different directions lately, or like you just can't focus, this meditation will help you get back to center and operating from a place of intentional calm. Connect with me on IG @motherhoodunstressed Stressed and in the US? Thank you for choosing my Motherhood Unstressed CBD to help you feel less stressed …
 
Who is ready to get rid of the anxiety of 2020 and move into a more empowered 2021? I know I am! Anxiety is something all of us have felt during this crazy and difficult year. Maybe for you it’s a familiar feeling that has been turned up to full blast or maybe you’re finding yourself battling with anxiety for the first time in your life. It can fee…
 
What if you had far more say over your life than you realized? What if you could create the reality you want...just by changing your perspective? As we learn more about energy and consciousness, one thing is becoming clear: our biggest limitations are the ones we put on ourselves, and with awareness, so many possibilities open up to us! In this epi…
 
This meditation helps us let go of negative emotions that cause mental and physical pain and move into a state of harmony within ourselves. More information about the Vagus Nerve here. Connect with me on IG @motherhoodunstressed Stressed and in the US? Thank you for choosing my Motherhood Unstressed CBD to help you feel less stressed and sleep bett…
 
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