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Get Your Glow Back (GYGB) podcast is a wellness podcast for mums. Each week, I, Madeleine Shaw (author, nutritional therapist and chef) will chat openly and honestly with a new guest. We’ll be covering the difficult task of navigating motherhood - from sleeping, to encouraging your kids to eat well to strengthening your pelvic floor, and of course loving and looking after your amazing self! #GYGB is an all-inclusive, supportive podcast where we will share actionable steps and tools to help y ...
 
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Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Or ever find yourself getting frustrated with your body because it’s not as strong or resilient as it used to be? That was my experience when I became a first time mum 8 years ago. I became really frustrated with my body - berating it for not giving me the energy I needed when I needed it most. I wa…
 
I’m joined today by the amazing Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women for Women International and author of Fears to Fierce. Brita is an advocate and promoter of women’s empowerment, rights and equality through her charity work and coaching. On today’s episode we spoke all about how we can step into our purpose and power and why self…
 
Ever wondered how other women combine a successful career with motherhood? My guest in this episode is Michelle Hon, founder of Mom Boss Academy and she's also known as the Chill Mom. Michelle is the author of Chill Mom and the host of the Chill Mom podcast and Youtube channel. She's an entrepreneur, a mom business coach, a speaker and mother of th…
 
I’m joined today by the amazing Millie Gooch, founder of the Sober Girl Society. Millie hosts Sober Girl Society’s signature boozeless brunches and sober sweat classes across the country and works with organisations to encourage sober curiosity and spread the message that being alcohol-free is far from boring. On today’s episode we spoke all about …
 
I'm joined today by Katherine Sellery, 3x TEDx speaker and founder of Conscious Parenting Revolution for raising resilient, considerate and empowered kids who know their inner voice and honour it. Katherine has been coaching parents on conscious communication for over 16 years and shares her methods with me in today's episode. We spoke all about th…
 
The last year has been intense for so many of us working mums. In this episode I'm exploring how to avoid burnout as a working mum. I share: What is burnout How to recognise signs of it What to do if you’re noticing you’re heading towards or already in burnout This episode is for you if you know that the last year has taken its toll on your wellbei…
 
On today's episode I'm joined by my old friend and the person who inspired my wellness journey, Melissa Ambrosini. Melissa is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl, Open Wide and PurposeFULL, the host of the top-rated podcast The Melissa Ambrosini Show, a keynote speaker, content creator, and entrepreneur. On today's episode Melissa sh…
 
Joining me again is the inspiring and endlessly wise Pandora Paloma, Intuitive Living Coach, Author, Mother and Podcast Host. Since Pandora first came on to talk all things intuitive eating she has switched her focus to intuitive business, coaching women to get in touch with their inner guide to maximise their potential. On today's episode Pandora …
 
One of the challenges in my own life as a working mum is how to feed my family healthy food easily and in a stress free way. If I’m not careful it can become a source of stress - either feeling like I’m stuck in the kitchen constantly cooking and cleaning up and not spending time with my kids after a day at work. Or I reach for the easy solution wh…
 
Today I’m joined by Richie Bostock, breathwork coach and author of Exhale to talk all about the life changing possibilities of breath. Following years of study with some of the best known practitioners in the world, including Wim Hof Richie has been called “the best in the business” by the Sunday Times. On today’s episode Richie shares his journey …
 
I'm joined today by the amazing Dr Gemma Newman aka the Plant Power Doctor to talk veganism and health. Gemma has been passionately bridging the gap between western medicine and holistic health for the past decade, educating both those in the medical field and her own patients. On today's episode she offers her view on why eating a plant based diet…
 
As 2020 draws to a close it would be easy to just walk away from this year and close the door on it without looking back, hoping that we never have another year like this again. But as difficult as it’s been I think there are some deeply profound and important lessons that I want to take from this year. In this episode I’ll be sharing what my lesso…
 
Today I’m joined by Jo Webber, Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga teacher and head of herbal education for Pukka Herbs. I was so excited to chat to Jo all about how we can use herbal medicine and ayurveda to solve many of life's health dilemmas including getting a better night’s sleep. We also discussed my experience with the free Pukka 7 day sleep with …
 
In this episode I’m exploring where the impact motherhood has on couplehood with Joanna Groves from Relational who is a relationship coach and psychotherapist. When I read something Joanna wrote on social media that said that when you invest in your couple's relationship, you actually invest in your children, I knew I had to speak to her. In this e…
 
I'm joined today by the amazing Dr Surina Sehgal aka The Foodie Dentist to talk all things teeth, why the oral microbiome is so important and the dental do's and don't we should all live by. Dr Surina has a wealth of experience in the oral health and nutrition space, helping people to understand the crucial link between oral general health and brid…
 
In this episode I explore how to avoid the exhaustion funnel as a working mum. I share: What the Exhaustion Funnel is Why we're more at risk of falling into it as working mothers The 5 steps you can take to avoid falling into it How to stop yourself being sucked deeper into the funnel if you find yourself already in it This year has been like no ot…
 
Today I’m joined by Annabel Chown, architect, yoga teacher and breast cancer survivor. Annabel's inspiring story has been published in Red magazine and the Daily Telegraph and now in her memoir, Hidden. At the age of 31, at the peak of a thriving career Annabel's diagnosis changed everything, her story of being young, single and living with cancer …
 
Have you ever felt resentful towards your partner for all the mental and emotional load you carry as a working mum? Or do you feel like the she-fault parent in your house? The default parent carrying the domestic load? If you have, then the latest episode of Wisdom For Working Mums is for you! My guest is Eve Rodsky, author of Fair Play, the game-c…
 
I'm joined today by Sunday Times bestselling author Rebecca Wilson. Rebecca has inspired countless parents to change the way they think about feeding their children through her much loved instagram @WhatMummyMakes which offers recipes that work for the whole family. On today's episode we spoke all about her food philosophy, why she believes eating …
 
This year we’ve seen uncertainty take on a whole new level for most of us. Not knowing when the pandemic will end and while it’s here the uncertainty of the impact on our daily lives. We’re all having to navigate uncertainty like never before. How do we gain a foothold when the ground around us seems so unstable. How do we regain our power when it …
 
I’m joined today by Professor Tim Spector OBE, epidemiologist, microbiome expert and one of the leading voices in nutritional science. On today’s episode Tim discusses what so many of us are getting wrong about nutrition, why our labels are lying to us and what the future of food could look like. We covered a whole range of topics from gut health t…
 
As mums there’s probably not a week goes by that we don’t worry about the wellbeing of our children in some way, shape or form. But 2020 has been the year that worrying about our children’s wellbeing has reached a whole new level: How will they cope in lockdown? Are they getting too much screen time? Are they becoming isolated? What if they get the…
 
Eleanor was made redundant after 23 years working in corporate, after an unsuccessful search for a new job she wondered if there was more and begun exploring these thoughts in a blog which became a career. She now runs her consultancy, another door and has just written her first book: Why Losing Your Job Could be the Best Thing That Ever Happened t…
 
It's common for the background music of our lives as working mums to be overwhelm. We're mums for a start, that can be an all consuming job on its own. But add in a demanding career and a desire to live a full life, then sometimes it can all feel a bit overwhelming. In this episode I share five simple steps to deal with overwhelm. The relentless de…
 
How do we achieve more without burning out? How can we . save time but still have a positive impact? If you're interested in the answers to these questions then this episode is for you. I’m talking sanity saving productivity hacks with my guest Laura Parker. Laura has helped me save time in my business with some powerful productivity insights. She’…
 
As working mums if we want to thrive it's vital that we know what our needs are and take intentional action to get them met. Sounds simple doesn't it? But like finding the seam on the sellotape when you haven't used it in a while. Or finding a matching pair of socks in the laundry. Or folding a fitted sheet. Knowing and meeting our needs as mothers…
 
In this episode I’m exploring the impact becoming a mother has on our careers with Sara Campin. How do we continue to fulfil our career ambitions and maintain our professional identity after having our children without burning out? Sara’s story is fascinating and during this episode she shares how her high-stress corporate career changed after beco…
 
In this episode I dive deep into boundaries. Our ability to thrive as a working mum is directly related to our ability to set boundaries. But as women we can find it difficult to know what our boundaries are and how to communicate them. If you can relate to this then this episode is for you. In this episode I explore: The common reasons that as mum…
 
I'm joined today by Joanna Fortune, Child and Family Psychotherapist and author of the 15 minute parenting series. Inspired by her clinical experience Joanna developed her 15 minute play method to help time poor parents reconnect with their children and better understand their needs. On today's episode we spoke all about the importance of presence …
 
Dr Sarah Vohra aka The Mind Medic re-joins me on the podcast to talk all things mental health, and how we can use our 5 senses to recognise and resolve the things that trigger us most. Sarah is a psychiatrist and best selling author who is passionate about helping others to understand and look after their mental health. On today's episode Sarah sha…
 
In this episode we’re talking about mental health for working mums. Now, more than ever, working mums' mental health is being challenged. In this episode I interview Jo Love on how we can use social media in a more mentally healthy way. She shares how how her own experience with her mental health took her from a high flying career in law to becomin…
 
I'm joined today by Dr Anjali Mahto, consultant dermatologist and author of The Skin Bible to talk all things skin health. Anjali is an expert in all things skincare and on todays episode we covered it all - from acne to anti ageing myths and misconceptions, how to find the right products for our skin and how we can cope better with the psychologic…
 
In this episode I share the 6 steps to safeguard your sanity as a working mum during COVID-19......and beyond! In this episode I share: Why our resilience might be feeling tested at the moment and the impact on our nervous system [5:48] The two things I've been focussing on for my resilience and sanity during COVID-19 [9:22] How important boundarie…
 
I'm joined today by Kristina Rasmussen AKA the Scandinavian Stylist, a personal and interiors stylist with over 20 years experience coaching clients to get to know their personal style, and enjoy life more with less. On today's episode we spoke all about where to begin with creating a capsule wardrobe, how we can raise children with a minimalist mi…
 
I'm joined today by amazing sisters Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips to talk all things self-care. Nadia & Katia have co-authored four books on powerful self care rituals that are achievable in the real world. On today's episode we spoke all about why self care is even more important now than ever, how we can switch from a fear mindset to a o…
 
Parenting can have a negative impact on our relationship at the best of times, but parenting in a pandemic is likely putting our relationship under extreme pressure. In this episode I interview relationship therapist Ian Tomlinson. He helps couples transform their relationships so that each person can get their needs met and create healthy patterns…
 
I'm joined today by Angelique Panagos, a Nutritional Therapist and author of The Balance Plan: Six Steps to Optimize Your Hormonal Health. Angelique specialises in hormone health and helping women like herself who suffer with hormone related conditions. On today's episode we discussed how our modern lifestyles are impacting hormone health, how we c…
 
For National Carers Week I'm joined by Penny Wincer author of Tender: The Imperfect Art of Caring. Penny first became a carer for her mother in her teens and is now a carer for her son Arthur, who is Autistic. Penny shares her experience coming to terms with her son's disability and accepting that their different path is still a happy one, how we c…
 
Dr. Stephen Cabral is a Naturopathic doctor, Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner and author of The Rain Barrel Effect. On today’s episode Dr. Cabral explains the differences between Eastern and Western medicine, and the important role both play in looking after our health; how his own health issues led him into a journey of discovery amounting in over …
 
It’s likely that at the moment we’re feeling emotions that we’re not used to feeling on a regular basis. Or they’re more heightened than normal. Difficult emotions are now part of our reality. Whilst I’m a big fan of positive psychology, the media often portray it in an unhelpful way. This toxic positivity can make it really difficult for us to be …
 
I'm joined by behaviour change expert Dr Heather McKee, Heather spent 10 years in academia researching behaviour change and now runs her own consultancy and courses using evidence-based techniques to help people create long lasting healthy habits. On today's episode we spoke about how to create the ideal environment to establish habits, why failure…
 
For IBD awareness day I’m joined by nutritionist and founder of Inessa, Aliza Marogy. Aliza was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis as a teenager but went into remission over 20 years ago after changing her diet and lifestyle. We spoke all about Aliza's IBD experience, how to manage the physical and emotional side of IBD's - from communicating your n…
 
I'm joined today by author of the Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play Laura Brand to talk all things conscious parenting, nurturing creativity in ourselves and our children and reconnecting with our inner child. On today's episode Laura shared her favourite rainy day activities, her top tips to find a flow state and enjoy the creative process rat…
 
If being a working mum has left you feeling exhausted, flat, foggy or frankly fed up then this episode of the Wisdom For Working Mums podcast is for you! Today we’re talking about our hormones. Many of us women experience the havoc that hormones can have on our life. Maybe monthly mood swings, maybe heavy bleeding, PMS, skin breakouts to name but a…
 
I'm joined today by Curating Your Life: Ending the Struggle for Work-Life Balance author, Gail Golden to talk all about the elusive work-life balance, and why it might a myth that isn't worth chasing. For Gail, the key to a productive and fulfilled life lies within the ability to curate our energy. We spoke all about how we can understand our own l…
 
I'm joined today by life coach Sam Jones. Sam has over 3000+ hours coaching experience with professionals, business owners, leaders and has helped me get clarity within my own career over the last few years. On today's episode we discussed why purpose doesn't have to be complicated, how we gain self awareness and move towards our purpose starting t…
 
As working mums resilience is an important part of managing the juggle. But in the current pandemic our ability to develop and maintain our resilience is critical. We're having to combine our work and motherhood in often impossible ways without our village and normal strategies available to support us in the juggle. If you're feeling unsettled by t…
 
Some topics covered in this episode are: What is microbiome testing and should we be investing in it? What is IBS and what should we do if we are suffering? What is healthy digestion and what can we learn about our gut health through our poo Mindful eating: why and how we eat might be just as important as what we eat for our health What should we e…
 
My guest today is Danielle North, executive coach, author of Pause and founder of Pause Retreats. After facing burnout Danielle has been passionately sharing the message that busy isn't always better. In this global time of slowing down she shares advice for using this time to create a better connection with ourselves. We discussed why busy and suc…
 
The menopause is something all women will go through and yet we often don't educate ourselves about it until we go through it ourselves. My podcast guest today, nutritional therapist Emma Bardwell is working to destroy the fear of the unknown and put the power back into our hands to take on the menopause in a positive and informed way. We spoke all…
 
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