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Ep 48 Motherhood & Entrepreneurship

Welcome to episode forty-eight of the Honest Mamas Podcast, today Melissa speaks to Allison Purer, LCSW about the work / life balance as a successful entrepreneur. Allison specializes in helping people recover from eating disorders, sexual trauma, and anxiety disorders. She has worked with people struggling with these issues since 1998 and has seen clients work through them and live healthy, happy lives full of meaning. She is firm but compassionate and is committed to her clients'...


Episode 49: The Fourth Trimester & Undoing Aloneness

Welcome to episode forty-nine of the Honest Mamas Podcast, today Melissa speaks to Jessica Slatus about the fourth trimester. Jessica Slatus is a licensed clinical social worker and has been working with adults, adolescents, children, and families for over ten years. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at New York University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies from Vassar College. Jessica is also trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and...


Ep 47 The NICU Experience

Welcome to episode forty-seven of the Honest Mamas Podcast. Today, Melissa speaks to Dr. Shelly Steinwurtzel about the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) experience. Dr. Shelly Steinwurtzel is a New York state licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents, and adults since 2004 in their pursuit of lasting positive change. After receiving her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Brandeis University, she worked as a Research Coordinator at the New York...


Ep 46: Your Baby and Sleep

Welcome to episode forty-six of the Honest Mamas Podcast, today Melissa speaks with Brook Nalle about the issues surrounding your baby and sleep. At Bank Street's Graduate School of Education, Brooke (MS Ed. 2003) learned to apply a developmental lens to her teaching and curriculum design. When she founded Sleepy On Hudson in 2009, she brought and applied this training to infant, baby, and toddler sleep. She is one of Kim West's first 50 Gentle Sleep Coaches and has worked with over...


Ep 45: The Importance of Rythm in Parenting

Welcome to episode forty-five of the Honest Mamas Podcast, today Sophie speaks with Shawn Fink. Shawn has been called the "Yoda of Mamas" and is her 5th year of the Abundant Mama, her blog which has evolved into a 4-week program. She has placed over 1500 mamas onto a path of building an abundant life practice using "soul"-care (her definition of self-care), learning to trust and let go, and making time for play. The Abundant Mama® Project is on a mission to bring JOYFUL energy to...


Ep 44: The Power of In-Home Postpartum Medical Care

Welcome to episode forty-four of the Honest Mamas Podcast. Today, Claire speaks with Eva Zasloff, MD, about the power of in-home postpartum medical care. Dr. Zasloff is a board-certified family doctor. She received her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, Columbia University and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her medical residency training at Tufts University with a focus in obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics. Dr. Zasloff is a co-author of...


Ep 43: Eating Disorders and Motherhood

Welcome to episode forty-three of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, Melissa speaks to Dr. Nazanin Moali about eating disorders on the motherhood journey. Dr. Nazanin Moali is a sex and relationship expert and has helped many individuals and couples improve their sex lives and restore and achieve deep and passionate connections with their partners. In addition to Sexology podcast, Dr. Moali launched a similar, top-rated podcast in Farsi in 2016. Dr. Moali is dedicated to educating people...


Ep 42: Rediscovering Our Sexuality As Mothers

Welcome to episode forty-two of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, Sophie speaks to Lacey Broussard about rediscovering our sexuality as mothers. Lacey works with people who want to experience better, more connected sex and satisfying relationships. She uses deep transformational tools and techniques based in modern coaching modalities, tantra, and Taoist practices to help liberate her clients’ innate multiorgasmic potential, discover their erotic genius, and experience deep intimacy,...


Ep 41: The Bully at Home: Difficult Dynamics Between Kids and Parents

Welcome to episode 41 of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, Claire speaks to Sean Grover, LCSW, about his book; When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully — and Enjoy Being a Parent Again. Sean Grover, LCSW, is an psychotherapist, speaker and author with 25 years experience working with adults and children. He maintains one of the largest group therapy practices in the U.S. and leads over 300 groups a year in his practice, in addition to monthly workshops in...


Ep 40: Finding Strength Through My Son's Cancer Diagnosis

Welcome to episode forty of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, Melissa speaks to Alexa Wilding about Finding strength through her son's cancer diagnosis. Tagged as "one of music's hippest chicks" alongside Florence + The Machine (New York Post), Wilding has been featured as one to watch in Bust Magazine, Dossier Journal, Nylon, Urban Outfitters, Page Six and Harper's Bazaar amongst others. Her music reached a national audience while on tours with Au Revoir Simone, Ben Lee and Jennifer...


Ep 39 Preparing a Supportive Postpartum Birth Plan

Episode 39: Preparing a Supportive Postpartum Birth Plan Welcome to episode thirty-nine of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, Sophie speaks Adriana Lozada about how to prepare a supportive postpartum birth plan. Adriana’s life can be defined as before and after being pregnant with Anika, her 11 yr. old daughter. If you’re a parent, surely you can relate. Before having a child, Adriana was at the forefront of new media. After graduating in Communication Studies in Montreal, Canada, she...


Ep 38 The Top Five Psychological Challenges of Pregnancy

Welcome to episode thirty-eight of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, Claire Colaço, LMFT, co-founder of Honest Mamas, flies solo to talk about the top five psychological challenges of pregnancy. What you’ll hear in this episode Resources https://honestmamas.com


Ep 37 This Messy Magnificent Life

Welcome to episode thirty-seven of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, we speak to Geneen Roth about her new book; This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide and how to be more present in your own life. Geneen Roth's pioneering books were among the first to link compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight, and body image. Rather than pushing away the "crazy" things we do, Geneen's work proceeds with the conviction that our...


Ep 36 Fortifying Your Partnership Through Emotionally Focused Therapy

Welcome to episode thirty-six of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, we speak to Mara Hirschfeld about Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), how it can be used to help couples reconnect, and figuring out the best way to repair. Mara Hirschfeld is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of New York and the founder of Holding Hope Marriage and Family Therapy, PLLC. Holding Hope was created to give people a safe place to explore their internal world, while helping them achieve their...


Ep 35 Raising Conscious Boys

Welcome to episode thirty-five of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, we speak to Leora Fulvio about raising conscious boys. Leora Fulvio is a San Francisco based licensed Psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of Eating Disorders. She's also a full-time Mom of two very spirited little boys and two not-so spirited cats. What you’ll hear in this episode Resources http://www.leorafulvio.com


Ep 34 Birth Your Story with Jaime Fleres

Welcome to episode thirty-four of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, we speak to Jamie Fleres about her new book; Birth Your Story. Birth Your Story is about using writing to remember, process, heal and honor the entirety of your birth experience. You are forever changed, and how you tell the story can determine whether the power of birth serves or hinders your life. Whether you're pregnant or birthed decades ago, a seasoned or novice writer, man or woman, this book is for you. The book...


Ep 33 PMADS — Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Welcome to episode thirty-three of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, we speak to Sarah Liebman about Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), what postpartum psychosis can look like, and why we need to normalize and talk more about these feelings and emotions. Sarah is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has been working in the counseling field since 2002. Sarah works with couples to reframe their struggles, to re-establish compassion and empathy, and to restore trust and...


Ep 32 An Act of Love: A Birth Mom's Story

Welcome to episode thirty-two of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today we speak to Kelsey Vander Vliet about being a birth mother. Kelsey Vander Vliet is a 25-year-old in Indianapolis, Indiana, and placed her son in May 2016. Kelsey decided on open adoption after an abortion procedure miraculously failed. After placement, life was tough. She has found that a healthy balance of helping yourself and helping others is quite therapeutic. She attends a birth mom support group in the South Bend,...


Episode 31: The Criminalization Of Postpartum Depression

Welcome to episode thirty-one of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, we speak to Jessica Porten about the criminalization of postpartum depression. Jessica Porten, of Sacramento, wrote about her experience in a Facebook post that has been shared more than 30,000 times. Jessica was escorted to a hospital by police after speaking to a nurse practitioner about postpartum depression has sparked a conversation among women. After a brief exam, Jessica said she had to meet with police before going...


Ep 30 Acupuncture/Cransiosacral for Babies

Welcome to episode thirty of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, we speak to Tami Hindin about craniosacral therapy; what it is and how Tami uses it with babies; how Tami uses her intuition and gut feelings in this practice; and how to connect more with your baby from within and out of the womb. Tami Joy Hindin, Dipl.O.M., is a NY State Licensed Acupuncturist, a Chinese Herbalist, and received a Masters of Professional Studies in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Bachelors of Health...