Mother's Quest Podcast

Mother's Quest Podcast

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A podcast for moms who are ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life


76: Light For These Pandemic Times: Space, Grace & Love Planted Across Generations with Tembi Locke
Jul 30 • 54 min
I’m excited to share this beautiful conversation with Tembi Locke, that centers around the wisdom of our matriarchs and the seeds they plant within us to pursue our journeys, to create space for resilience, love, and creativity, and to invest in…
Special Episode from the While Black Podcast: Ahmaud Arbery is All of Us - Can I Live?
Jul 9 • 81 min
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of recording a powerful episode with the co-host of the While Black Podcast, Darius Hicks. In addition to releasing that conversation here, Darius shared it on the While Black Podcast feed and since then, over 10,000…
75: A Call for Kinetic Partnership with While Black’s Darius Hicks
Jun 21 • 64 min
I’m honored to share this special Father’s Day Episode with a devoted father, successful entrepreneur and fellow podcaster who has become a friend, Darius Hicks. Known as “Vince” on the acclaimed While Black Podcast, Darius channels his rage…
Revisited: From Grief to Advocacy and a Circle of Mothers with Trayvon Martin’s Mother Sybrina Fulton
Jun 9 • 59 min
I’m honored to bring this special episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast to you with mother, activist, writer, co-founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation and an inspiration to so many, Sybrina Fulton. The episode is the last in a series…
Revisited: Beyond the Trauma: Legacy, Compassion and Change with Mothers Against Police Brutality Co-Founder Sara Mokuria
Jun 4 • 73 min
I wanted to bring this encore conversation with Mothers Against Police Brutality’s Sara Mokuria in a week where so many of us have been grappling with the issue of police violence and what we can do about it. I know many of us have been searching…
Revisited: Courageous Conversations about Race with Nicole Lee
Jun 3 • 57 min
SPECIAL NOTE: As part of my commitment to amplify the voices and wisdom of black women this week, I’m re-releasing key episodes on the podcast feed, including this one, that I think can light our way in our commitment toward anti-racism and racial…
74: Living and Loving with Authenticity with Hands Free Mama Rachel Macy Stafford
May 28 • 53 min
I’m honored to share today’s episode, a conversation three years in the making with Rachel Macy Stafford, that arrives during remarkably challenging times, just as we need Rachel’s wisdom most. Rachel is a writer with one goal: to help…
A Special Mother’s Day Episode: Choose Yourself and Reclaim Your E.P.I.C. Life
May 9 • 33 min
If you’re anything like the vast majority of the mothers I’ve been talking with, you’ve been feeling disoriented and like you’ve lost yourself during these last few months. You may be wondering how am I ever going to come back home to myself?…
MINISODE 2: Bite-Sized Reflection from my E.P.I.C. Life - A Pandemic Poem
May 4 • 8 min
After a podcast pause, I’m back with a bite-sized reflection from living my own E.P.I.C. life. If in the midst of this global pandemic, you’re someone like me, with the privilege of sheltering in place, and find yourself swinging from gratitude…
72: Seeking Asylum is a Human Right with Bay Area Border Relief’s Belinda Arriaga
Apr 23 • 49 min
I’m honored to share this episode, the first I’m releasing after our lives have changed in immense ways due to this global pandemic. At a time when we realize how interconnected we all are, I’m honored to bring you a conversation with Dr….
71: Talking about Boys and Sex with Peggy Orenstein
Feb 27 • 48 min
Have you ever had a “pinch me” moment when you can’t believe how things come together? With two boys in my home, and one a teen already, I’ve wanted to interview New York Times bestselling author Peggy Orenstein for the Mother’s Quest Podcast…
MINISODE: Bite-Sized Reflection from my E.P.I.C. Life Struggle and Success in the Start of my New Year
Feb 27 • 14 min
In this pre-season MINISODE, a bite-sized reflection from my E.P.I.C. Life, I shared how my start to 2020 has been filled with both struggle and success, what it’s like to share the full range of our experiences online in today’s Instagramable world,…
70: Blazing a Transgender Trail with Corey Rae and her mother Judy Blank
Dec 17, 2019 • 71 min
I’m honored to bring you this Season Four finale episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with two special guests and dear family friends, transgender model, activist and writer Corey Rae and her talented and trailblazing mother, Judy Blank. Corey…
69: Overcoming Overwhelm with Dr. Samantha Brody
Nov 7, 2019 • 54 min
Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out is the title of the book written by my guest for this episode of the podcast, Dr. Samantha Brody. Dr. Samantha, as she is frequently called, is a licensed naturopathic physician and…
Encore: Beyond the Trauma: Legacy, Compassion and Change with Mothers Against Police Brutality Co-Founder Sara Mokuria
Oct 16, 2019 • 75 min
I’ll be back in two weeks with a new episode, but I wanted to bring this encore conversation with Mothers Against Police Brutality’s Sara Mokuria in a week where so many of us have been grappling with the issue of police violence and what we can…
68: Trust-Based Parenting and Philanthropy with Pia Infante
Sep 26, 2019 • 61 min
I’m so honored to bring you this reflective conversation about investing from a place of trust in our dreams of becoming mothers, in our children, and in the causes we believe in, with someone who has been a dear friend and colleague for over a…
Back to School Encore: Equanimity & The Calm In the Storm with Mindful Parent Michelle Gale
Sep 19, 2019 • 56 min
In the midst of what feels like a whirlwind in my home and family life, it’s a pleasure for me to share this encore episode with mindfulness educator, corporate trainer, podcast host and author of “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World,” Michelle…
67: Smashing the Kyriarchy with Books for Littles Ashia Ray
Aug 29, 2019 • 71 min
I’m honored to bring you such a powerful and important conversation on the podcast today with a woman who has already impacted my life and my children’s life, Ashia Ray of Raising Luminaries and Books for Littles. Ashia is a multiracial…
Ep66: A Love Letter to Friendship with Desiree Lynn Adaway and Pamela Slim
Aug 9, 2019 • 70 min
What a joy and honor it was to hold space for reflective conversation with two change-making women who have an epic friendship that has spanned more than three decades, Pamela Slim and Desiree Lynn Adaway. The two met on a hill in Northern California…
Ep65: The Power of Being Seen & The Spiral Path with Amy Simpkins
Jul 18, 2019 • 69 min
I’m excited to share this episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with someone I deeply admire and whose recent book “Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion” was a revelation to me… speaker, author, thought leader, homeschooling…
64: Fatherhood, Forgiveness and Redemption with Poet Will Little
Jun 28, 2019 • 58 min
What you think is what you say. What you say is what you do. What you do becomes a habit. What becomes your habit becomes your character. And your character is what determines your future. (taken from Will Latif’s TEDx Talk: How to Become the…
63: A Maker’s Journey to a Good Life with Jonathan Fields
Jun 13, 2019 • 49 min
I’m so thrilled to bring you this full circle, Father’s Day special with someone whose podcast, community, programs, and even summer camp, have impacted me deeply, Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project. Each Father’s Day, I interview one or…
Encore: Living Out Loud with Jenjii Hysten
May 30, 2019 • 56 min
I’m honored to bring you a final episode in a weekly series I’ve released this May in honor of Mother’s Day and the Mother’s Quest Manifesto Challenge I facilitated in the private group. The other morning, as I searched my intuition for…
Encore: “Flawed” with Truth Bomb Mom Kristina Kuzmic
May 23, 2019 • 51 min
In honor of this month of Mother’s Day, and the Mother’s Quest Manifesto Challenge I launched in the Facebook Group, I’m excited to continue sharing episodes each Thursday that can inspire you to claim your motherhood and life journey on your terms. …
62: Claim Your Self-Care and Speak Your Desires with Elena Lipson
May 16, 2019 • 62 min
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m releasing episodes each week in the month of May that I will think will help us pause from the busyness and prioritize and invest in ourselves. I found a powerful guide for this purpose in Elena Lipson, someone I met…
Encore: Embrace Your Shape and Evolve Your Life with Democracy Clothing’s President Caren Lettiere
May 10, 2019 • 74 min
In honor of Mother’s Day 2019, I wanted to share this episode on the feed again with my sister Caren Lettiere, founder of Democracy Clothing, along with an updated discount code, 20Romy, to purchase Democracy jeans at 20% off (on Amazon.com) through…
61: Reclaiming Ourselves in Motherhood: Revisited with Graeme Seabrook
May 9, 2019 • 71 min
“We need these manifestos. We need each other. And we need each other’s stories.” — Graeme Seabrook In honor of Mother’s Day 2019, I wanted to re-release this episode I recorded a year ago with Graeme Seabrooke of The Mom Center,…
60: Inflection Points, Releasing Perfectionism, & Small Actions that Matter with Anne Devereux-Mills
May 2, 2019 • 52 min
I’m so excited to bring you this conversation with someone who has quite literally welcomed me into her home to learn, refresh, and connect with other women… accomplished entrepreneur, social justice advocate, sought after speaker, and a community…
59: The Healer Lies Within through Ayurveda with Avanti Kumar Singh
Apr 11, 2019 • 72 min
“Each of us has that innate ability to attain and maintain our own optimal health” - the real healer lies within. — Avanti Kumar Singh I’m honored to bring this second episode of the fourth season of The Mother’s Quest Podcast with Avanti…
58: Slay Your Dragon of Self-Doubt with Returning Guest Katherine Wintsch
Mar 21, 2019 • 54 min
It’s Season Four of the Mother’s Quest Podcast! At time of recording we’re on the threshold of spring, a season of new growth and fresh opportunities. Around this time, three years ago, I was visited by two birds trapped in my house, and…
57: On Living Your EPIC Life, Podcast Babies, Activism and the Importance of Community with Julie Neale and Anne Ferguson
Mar 8, 2019 • 70 min
Welcome to this special bonus episode of The Mother’s Quest Podcast, an interview I had on my friend Anne Ferguson’s podcast – MamaFuel. In this conversation, Anne turns the tables on me, as she asks how the epic guideposts showed up in my life….
56: Embrace Your Shape and Evolve Your Life with Democracy Clothing’s President Caren Lettiere
Dec 21, 2018 • 72 min
I’m thrilled to share this special finale episode of the Mother’s Quest podcast with my very own sister, Caren Lettiere. Caren, ten years older than me and like a second mother in many ways, has been a guide, mentor and inspiration to me my…
55: From Grief to Advocacy and a Circle of Mothers with Trayvon Martin’s Mother Sybrina Fulton
Dec 19, 2018 • 61 min
I’m honored to bring this special episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast to you with mother, activist, writer, co-founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation and an inspiration to so many, Sybrina Fulton. The episode is the last in a series…
54: Superheroes, Fighting Patriarchy, and Courageously Defeating Gun Violence with Ladd Everitt
Dec 7, 2018 • 73 min
I’m honored to share this episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, the second in a series I’m recording for the Women Podcasters in Solidarity Initiative on the subject of gun safety and the intersectional impact of gun violence on our…
53: Movement, Mantras and Motherhood with Erin Stutland
Nov 8, 2018 • 37 min
I’m thrilled to share this episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with mother, coach, entrepreneur and mind-body wellness expert Erin Stutland. Through her signature Shrink Session workouts and Soul Strolls, which combine principles from dance,…
52: Third Chapters, Raising Adults, and Loving Ourselves with Julie Lythcott-Haims
Oct 26, 2018 • 65 min
This conversation with best-selling New York Times author and Ted talk speaker Julie Lythcott-Haims was over two years in the making and yet came just at the right time. Author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare…
51: Equanimity & The Calm In the Storm with Mindful Parent Michelle Gale
Oct 12, 2018 • 53 min
Hello and welcome to this episode with mindfulness educator, corporate trainer, podcast host and author of “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World,” Michelle Gale. This conversation, rooted in how to bring more equanimity to our lives–finding…
50: Weaving our Ancestral Threads with Genealogist Nicka Smith
Sep 27, 2018 • 72 min
Welcome to another new episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, one I’m sharing after a short break, so I could focus on transitioning my children into the new academic year, welcoming in the Jewish New Year and supporting my parents as my father…
Mussar Yoga for Reflection and Renewal *Encore* with Edie Raphael Brotman
Sep 14, 2018 • 49 min
We are welcoming back the 5-Day Mussar Yoga Challenge, which officially kicks off today. This is in line with my podcast episode with Edie Raphael last year on Mussar and this season of renewal. Come along for five daily prompts in the Mussar…
49: A Conversation About Courage with Sage Hobbs and Julie Neale
Aug 23, 2018 • 63 min
Honored to share this special episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast featuring a conversation I had with author and coach Sage Hobbs as a guest on her show, Naked Conversations. I loved all the themes that we discussed and wanted to introduce more of…
48: Lessons Learned Since Episode 24: Intersectionality and the Age of the New Heroine with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin
Aug 10, 2018 • 77 min
Hello and welcome to this special revisited episode of a conversation I had a year ago with , titled “Intersectionality and The Age of the New Heroine.” This episode was one of my most impactful conversations and one that set me on my own…
47: Celebrating Episode 00: Planting Seeds for Mother’s Quest An Introduction
Aug 2, 2018 • 34 min
I’m honored to share with you this episode with Renegade Mothering’s, Janelle Hanchett, mom to four ranging in age from 4 to 16, and author of the new memoir “I’m Just Happy to Be Here.” I reached out to Janelle after reading This episode…
46: “Owning our Truth” with Renegade Mothering’s Janelle Hanchett
Jul 19, 2018 • 51 min
I’m honored to share with you this episode with Renegade Mothering’s, Janelle Hanchett, mom to four ranging in age from 4 to 16, and author of the new memoir “I’m Just Happy to Be Here.” I reached out to Janelle after reading her raw and…
45: YOLO (You Only Live Once) and Other Milestone Reflections *Revisited* with Ryan Neale
Jul 5, 2018 • 69 min
I’m honored to bring you this Episode #45 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, a conversation I shared first a little over a year ago, when my own son Ryan marked a big milestone in his life, his 13th birthday and the approach of his bar mitzvah….
44: A Family Legacy of Service and Leadership with California Assemblymember Rob Bonta
Jun 21, 2018 • 59 min
I’m excited to share this second special episode this month of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, in honor of Father’s Day, with someone I’ve known and admired for over a decade through our connection at Alternatives in Action, California…
43: Love of Family and Pursuing our Fate ~A Father’s Day Special~ with David Lieberman
Jun 7, 2018 • 48 min
What an honor it is to bring you this episode with my own father as one of two I’m having with men on the podcast this month in honor of Father’s Day. Two things sparked my interest in having my father on the show now…first, a desire to feel…
42: Living with Grace and Positivity through ALS with Mary Huffman
May 24, 2018 • 54 min
Today is a special conversation released in conjunction with ALS Awareness Month with Mary Huffman. Mary is a wonder woman unlike any I’ve ever met, who relishes life with exuberance, even when facing the greatest of challenges. I hope you’ll leave this…
41: Reclaiming Ourselves in Motherhood ~A Mother’s Day Special~ with Graeme Seabrook
May 10, 2018 • 69 min
I’m so honored to bring you this special Mother’s Day edition of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with Graeme Seabrook, a woman whose recent writing on reclaiming ourselves in motherhood through a Mother’s Bill of Rights had me laughing, crying and…
40: Live the Movie Version of Your Life with Oscar®-Nominated Producer Rachel Winter
Apr 26, 2018 • 65 min
Hello and welcome to this Episode #40 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with someone who’s grown up alongside me as my friend since I was five years old, Rachel Winter. In our conversation, Rachel and I explore the people and experiences that shaped her and…
39: Turboboost Your E.P.I.C. Life: Myers Briggs, Mindful Photography, and More with Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick
Apr 12, 2018 • 70 min
I’ll have the pleasure of meeting in person when we both speak at the upcoming Gaia Women Lead Conference in May, today’s special guest Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick. I was so energized by this conversation with Alethea. I hope you, like me, come away from…
38: Making Space and Finding Rhythm with “Kindie Rock” Star Laurie Berkner
Mar 29, 2018 • 58 min
I’m honored to share this episode with someone who even my children were excited I was interviewing… best-selling, award-winning, children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner. I felt so enriched by this conversation, and following Laurie’s guidance, I’m…
37: Generations Rising for Gun Safety with Gloria Pan
Mar 22, 2018 • 59 min
I’m releasing this episode just days before the March for our Lives. On March 24, 2018 the kids & families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC, & around the country, to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and…
36: From Fear to Flow with Karly Nimmo
Mar 15, 2018 • 58 min
Karly shares about her own E.P.I.C. life, living in a state of authenticity doing what feels like her true purpose. She gives us two powerful challenges: to identify foundational commitments we can make to ourselves each day, and to explore how to go…
35: Sprouting Seeds for Mother’s Quest: What’s begun growing in my E.P.I.C. Life one year into the Podcast
Mar 10, 2018 • 48 min
Hello and welcome to this special solocast, a chance for me to reflect on the first full year of living what I call my E.P.I.C. Life, the first year of the podcast, and what feels like the ending of a first chapter of this journey as I get ready to launch…
EP34: Season Two Finale: The Power of Friendship and a 50 Year-Old Book Club with Fran Lieberman and Sandy Klasky
Dec 14, 2017 • 66 min
It’s a joy and honor to bring this final episode of Season 2, with my own mother Fran Lieberman and her dear friend Sandy Klasky, who are celebrating their book club’s 50th anniversary. I couldn’t think of a more special way to close this season then…
EP33: Beyond the Trauma: Legacy, Compassion and Change with Mothers Against Police Brutality Co-Founder Sara Mokuria
Nov 28, 2017 • 73 min
It’s an honor and responsibility to share this episode with Sara Mokuria, co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality. It’s the third and final in a series I recorded as part of the Women Podcasters in Solidarity Initiative and it comes to you with a…
EP32: Sit at the Table & Own Your Power with Chandra Brooks
Nov 16, 2017 • 52 min
I’m honored to share this episode #32 of the podcast with Chandra Brooks, who has become a friend and a generous thought partner for me in recent months. Chandra is a wife, mother of four, a grandmother, author, entrepreneur and the Northern California…
EP31: Brave Spaces and Solidarity with “Rad Women” Author Kate Schatz
Nov 2, 2017 • 73 min
I’m honored to share this Episode #31 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with Kate Schatz, and the second I’m bringing to you this fall 2017 as part of the Women Podcasters in Solidarity Initiative. Kate is a fierce advocate for social justice who isn’t afraid…
EP30: Choosing Gratitude and Glitter with Nancy Netherland – Revisited
Oct 19, 2017 • 65 min
Hello and welcome to this Episode #30 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, a conversation I’m releasing for the second time with healer, artist, healthcare advocate and mom to two incredible girls Nancy Netherland. Between the hurricanes and the continuing…
EP29: Your Messy Delicious Pie Life with Samantha Ettus
Oct 5, 2017 • 45 min
I’m excited to share this Episode #29 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with renowned work/life wellness expert, intentional mom, bestselling author, and so much more – Samantha Ettus. Samantha & I delve into the subject of how to sustain a thriving personal…
28: Mussar Yoga for Reflection and Renewal with Edie Raphael Brotman
Sep 22, 2017 • 49 min
The Jewish New Year holiday kicks off a ten day period, known as the Days of Awe. This time of year is a season of reflection and renewal, as our children get settled into a new school year and the leaves begin to change color. I decided to reach out to…
27: Courageous Conversations about Race with Nicole Lee
Sep 7, 2017 • 58 min
Hello and welcome to Episode #27 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast and the first of several I’ll be sharing for an initiative I’ve launched called Women Podcasters in Solidarity. I’m so grateful that I found Nicole Lee, an incredible African American woman…
26: Surrender and Embracing Difference with Debbie Reber of TILT Parenting for “Differently-Wired” Kids
Aug 24, 2017 • 63 min
Welcome to this episode #26 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, “Surrender and Embracing Difference” with TiLT Parenting for Differently-Wired Kids founder Debbie Reber. This conversation about seeing diversity as an asset, valuing and embracing difference,…
25: Change the Conversation: Podcasting as a Tool for Transformation with Elsie Escobar
Aug 10, 2017 • 57 min
I’m excited to bring this Episode #25 of the Mother’s Quest podcast to you with a podcasting leader, mentor and community builder extraordinaire- the insightful and passionate, Elsie Escobar. A podcaster herself since 2006, at the time of this recording,…
24: Intersectionality and the Age of the New Heroine with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin
Jul 27, 2017 • 59 min
Hello and welcome to this Episode #24 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast. I’m so honored to bring you this important and powerful conversation today with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, who through her daily Resistance Lives on Facebook, guides thousands of us…
23: Miracle Mornings, Owning our Voice, and the Homeschooling Mom in all of Us with Lindsay McCarthy
Jul 13, 2017 • 53 min
I’m excited to bring you this Episode #23 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast. I’m just back from an amazing week at one of my most favorite places, UCLA’s Bruin Woods Family Camp in Lake Arrowhead, where I felt like I had an amazing reset…a…
22: Core Values, Ohana and Keystone Habits With Kalika Yap
Jun 29, 2017 • 48 min
I’m excited to share this episode #22 with Kalika Yap, a serial entrepreneur, inventor, intentional mother, and business leader. She’s received tremendous recognition for her accomplishments, including being honored by the Anti-Defamation League,…
21: Doing More Together, A Father’s Day Special with Tony Brown
Jun 18, 2017 • 63 min
Welcome to this very special Father’s Day edition of the Mother’s Quest Podcast! In honor of Father’s Day, I’m so excited to bring you this conversation with a friend, former colleague, mindful father to two children, and a champion for…
20: On Being Mom and Being Boss with Kathleen Shannon
Jun 1, 2017 • 61 min
This week’s guest, Kathleen Shannon, embodies the qualities of an independent, hard-working feminist. She also has this incredible generosity and openness and has impacted so many women, including myself, by sharing her experiences as a mother and an…
Mother’s Quest The Podcast: E.P.I.C. Guideposts - A Season One Reflection for Mother’s Day
May 14, 2017 • 42 min
I’m excited to share this special Mother’s Day episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast! I originally envisioned this episode as a season one finale, with highlights from every episode of season one, but it ended up taking shape differently (even…
18: YOLO (You Only Live Once) and other Milestone Reflections with Ryan Neale
Mar 30, 2017 • 64 min
I’m so honored and excited to bring you this Episode #18 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with a very special guest, my own son Ryan Neale. One of the great lessons I’ve learned is the importance of marking milestones and honoring endings so that…
17: A Mindful Writer’s Practice with Danielle Dutton
Mar 23, 2017 • 59 min
I’m excited to bring you this conversation with Danielle Dutton, acclaimed Margaret the First author, whose own mother instilled an appreciation for reading and education early in her life. Danielle and I spent many family holidays together growing…
16: Rising Up with Paola Mendoza
Mar 16, 2017 • 56 min
The value of putting yourself in someone else’s perspective, with compassion, is something that this week’s guest, filmmaker and activist Paola Mendoza, consciously creates through her storytelling. And, boldly moving forward through…
15: Superpowers and Service with Karen Baker
Mar 8, 2017 • 57 min
I’m excited to share this episode with Karen Baker, a mentor of mine who played a pivotal role in connecting me to a career of service. We talk about her experience parenting children with ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, how she using a morning…
14: Breaking the Mold and Finding your Worth with Amanda Steinberg
Mar 2, 2017 • 51 min
I reached out to Amanda because I am ready to re-write my money story and she was uniquely qualified to guide me. Amanda is the Founder and CEO of DailyWorth.com and just published a book titled “WORTH IT: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms”. Amanda…
13: Focus on our Goodness
Feb 22, 2017 • 49 min
This episode is an opportunity for me to reflect on the milestone of completing the first twelve episodes I set out to record when I launched the podcast, the common themes and lessons I have found among them, and the ways in which my life has been…
12: Breaking Bread and Building Bridges with Saadia Ahmed
Feb 16, 2017 • 57 min
I am honored to share this enlightening conversation with Saadia Ahmed, who I reached out to after the recent executive order on immigration to find out how I could become an ally to the Muslim community. She is also a bridge builder, and in this episode,…
11: “Flawed” with Truth Bomb Mom Kristina Kuzmic
Feb 8, 2017 • 59 min
Energetic, funny, and honest, Kristina Kuzmic has an in-your-face perspective on issues of parenting and life in general. We talk about Kristina’s experience growing up in America, shaped by an escape from war-torn Croatia. She shares how on a whim, she…
10: Choosing Gratitude and Glitter with Nancy Netherland
Feb 1, 2017 • 63 min
I am thrilled to share this heartwarming conversation with Nancy Netherland. We explore how Nancy’s parents instilled a sense that anything is possible, something she has needed to draw on as she faced the loss of her husband and the serious, chronic…
09: The Soul-Fueled Truth with Amber Lilyestrom
Jan 25, 2017 • 58 min
Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding and business strategist, writer, speaker and host of The Soul Fueled CEO Podcast. Amber shares how speaking our truth allows us to live joy-filled lives. She opens up about her traumatic experience as a…
08: Empathy, Acts of Kindness and Climbing Mountains with Erika Greff
Jan 18, 2017 • 46 min
I am excited to share a thoughtful and honest conversation with wife, mother, freelance television anchor/reporter, volunteer for philanthropic causes and entrepreneur, Erika Greff. She shares the ways in which she and her husband have encouraged her sons…
07: Living Out Loud with Jenjii Hysten
Jan 11, 2017 • 59 min
I am honored to bring you this intimate, inspired conversation with Jenjii Hysten, a mother, coach, and community leader who I deeply admire. Our honest conversation about the ways in which we’ve stepped out of our comfort zones to live out loud and forge…
06: Healthy and Happy with Dr. Elisa Song
Jan 4, 2017 • 52 min
If you tuned into Episode 5, you know Elisa gave me permission to replay her interview of me from her Thriving Child Summit. Elisa and I talk about how the legacy of brave women in her life, making courageous choices, impacted her and her sisters and set…
05: Live your E.P.I.C. Life to Help Your Children Thrive
Dec 28, 2016 • 56 min
Elisa Song the founder of Healthy Kids, Happy Kids, an online resource for pediatric holistic health which hosted the Summit. The conversation was an opportunity for me to reflect on my own experience as a parent, especially when we faced developmental…
04: Taking Center Stage as a Go Girl! with Lynn Johnson and Allison Kenny
Dec 21, 2016 • 50 min
I’m honored to have a conversation with two amazing mothers to their 8 year old daughter, life and business partners Lynn Johnson and Allison Kenny. We explore how they are making a difference beyond their family by igniting a Compassion Revolution with…
03: Cultivating a Healthy Family with Michelle Ratcliffe
Dec 14, 2016 • 52 min
I’m excited to be reunited with an old friend & former colleague, Rootopia founder Michelle Ratcliffe. Michelle is a farm to family specialist, who aims to help mothers raise happy, healthy kids & help our nation’s farmers prosper. Michelle shares the…
02: Unmasking Motherhood with Katherine Wintsch
Nov 25, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode, I had an opportunity to talk with an amazing mother, entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and blogger, named Katherine Wintsch about bringing authenticity into our lives as women and mothers. Katherine shares how she learned to let go of…
01: The Spiritual Mindset of Abundance with Navjit Kandola
Nov 25, 2016 • 51 min
Welcome to the very first episode of the Mother’s Quest podcast! I am so honored to bring you this conversation with Navjit Kandola. Navjit is a spiritual adviser, educator, speaker, filmmaker, full-time mom, and the director of the Nizhoni School for…
00: Planting Seeds for Mother’s Quest - An Introduction
Nov 25, 2016 • 30 min
Welcome to this introductory episode of the Mother’s Quest podcast. This will give you a preview of what to expect and reveal the stories behind Mother’s Quest E.P.I.C. framework, the podcast logo and the mantra that closes each show. In the episodes that…