Mother's Quest: The Podcast

Mother's Quest: The Podcast

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Mother’s Quest is a podcast for moms who are ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life. A few months before a big milestone birthday, host Julie Neale, a life and leadership coach, community builder and mom to two high-energy boys, decided to stop sidelining her dreams and become the hero of her own journey. She created the podcast to help light her way by gathering words of wisdom and lessons learned from other mothers further ahead on their quest. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, engaging mindfully with their children (E), passionately and purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), investing in themselves (I), and connecting to a strong support network (C). Come along with Julie and you are sure to find some treasures of your own.
48: Lessons Learned Since Episode 24: Intersectionality and the Age of the New Heroine with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin
Aug 10 • 77 min
Hello and welcome to this special revisited episode of a conversation I had a year ago with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, titled “Intersectionality and The Age of the New Heroine.” This episode was one of my most impactful conversations and one…
47: Celebrating Episode 00: Planting Seeds for Mother’s Quest An Introduction
Aug 2 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 64 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…