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The Balance and Motherhood Podcast

Self Development

Welcome to the Balance and Motherhood podcast - the show that explores 2 seemingly incompatible things: balance and motherhood, and how to integrate them. How to put yourself first despite temptations and suggestions to do otherwise. Practicing self-love and self-care in motherhood. Because there’s a billion resources out there on being a better parent and how to raise your kid. This is a resource for being a better you and remembering to raise yourself up. We’re all in this together. So let’s have some fun, real, raw, honest conversation about it - the thoughts, experiences, failures, triumphs and random goofs that pop up as we navigate this crazy and beautiful journey.

Welcome to the Balance and Motherhood podcast - the show that explores 2 seemingly incompatible things: balance and motherhood, and how to integrate them. How to put yourself first despite temptations and suggestions to do otherwise. Practicing self-love and self-care in motherhood. Because there’s a billion resources out there on being a better parent and how to raise your kid. This is a resource for being a better you and remembering to raise yourself up. We’re all in this together. So let’s have some fun, real, raw, honest conversation about it - the thoughts, experiences, failures, triumphs and random goofs that pop up as we navigate this crazy and beautiful journey.

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United States

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Welcome to the Balance and Motherhood podcast - the show that explores 2 seemingly incompatible things: balance and motherhood, and how to integrate them. How to put yourself first despite temptations and suggestions to do otherwise. Practicing self-love and self-care in motherhood. Because there’s a billion resources out there on being a better parent and how to raise your kid. This is a resource for being a better you and remembering to raise yourself up. We’re all in this together. So let’s have some fun, real, raw, honest conversation about it - the thoughts, experiences, failures, triumphs and random goofs that pop up as we navigate this crazy and beautiful journey.

Language:

English


Episodes

258: Pep Talk Series: Listen to This When You Need a Hype Girl

8/10/2020
Need an energy boost? Let me be your hype girl. Let me remind you for a minute of how badass and amazing you are. I’m here for you. Come back to this place whenever you need it. This is part two of a three-part series - The Pep Talk Series Be sure to check out last week’s if you missed it and stay tuned for the final one next week! Links: Orgasmic Mama - https://orgasmic-mama.teachable.com/p/orgasmic-mama/My website - https://www.sarahbivens.com/My Instagram -...

Duration:00:13:57

257: Owning Your Power in the Bedroom

8/3/2020
How do our experiences in the bedroom impact the the other areas of our lives? Today I’m sharing 4 recent instances where I really owned my power when it comes to my sexuality. From my sexual health, maturity and pleasure, I used my awareness and voice to create some magical results. From tracking my sex, having period sex, speaking up and using the sexual energy to reconnect and refuel, I share all of this because I know someone is going to get something out of it. It’s that knowledge...

Duration:00:48:00

256: How I Deal With Hot Boiling Mom Rage

7/27/2020
Have you experienced postpartum anger? I think it’s important that we’re bringing more awareness to the cocktail of emotions that mothers can experience at any particular stage of the journey. Today, I want to talk about anger, or what I am classifying as “hot boiling mom rage.” Yep, that’s my scientific term for what I’ve realized I’ve experienced off and on for about a year now. It took loving and supportive friends around me to dissect it and get to the root of where it was coming from....

Duration:00:31:20

255: Take the Rocks Out of Your Shoes

7/20/2020
Why do we choose suffering? Seriously, I think it’s happening in our lives way more than we realize. We let things stick around and bring a certain level of pain and frustration, and we’ll let it hang out there. We come to tolerate them and go about our days. But what if we stopped and take a moment to identify the group of little things that when compiled together, are actually preventing us from experiencing our lives and ourselves at full volume? Today’s Momtra was is a brilliant...

Duration:00:20:15

254: Being Yourself, Enjoying the Now Plus An Important Announcement

7/15/2020
Why can it feel so difficult to just be yourself sometimes? Really though - understanding who you are and loving who that is (unconditionally) can be a b****. I’m here to remind you that you don’t need to wait on being yourself and enjoying your life. No person, dollar amount or experience dictates this. Plus listen in for a special announcement about the future of the podcast. Links: Coaching with me -https://www.sarahbivens.com/sessionMy website -https://www.sarahbivens.com/My...

Duration:00:16:12

253: Some Random, Real and Raw Sharing

6/29/2020
Ready for some share time? I’m hopping on the mic and completely unscripted and without any topic direction. I’m sharing what’s coming up for me right now in this moment, asking you to check in with yourself, and then I share some very personal and vulnerable things going on with me lately and how I’m processing. Links: YourDay Balance Game app -https://www.theydbg.com/Coaching with me -https://www.sarahbivens.com/sessionMy website -https://www.sarahbivens.com/My Instagram...

Duration:00:53:45

252: Beware of the BUT

6/22/2020
How often do you say this phrase: “Yeah, but…” In this episode, I’m drawing our attention to the tendency to count ourselves out, play small and cancel out opportunities to invest in ourselves. So think twice before using “BUT.” Links: Coaching with me -https://www.sarahbivens.com/sessionMy website -https://www.sarahbivens.com/My Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sarahmbivens/My Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sarahbivenslifestylecoach/

Duration:00:14:16

251: Being Honest with How You're Feeling

6/8/2020
How are you? But really though - how are you? This episode is a check in and an opportunity to look at how you’re feeling and allow for whatever is coming up to process. Plus some options for ways to raise your vibrational frequency when you realize it’s low. Links: Instagram post I referenced -https://www.instagram.com/p/CA6xRzyluw9/BetterHelp online counseling -www.betterhelp.com/homeand use the code HOMEErica James-Strayhorn - Mental Health Therapist + Coach...

Duration:00:22:43

250: Kicking Ass vs Getting Your Ass Kicked

6/2/2020
Ever start the day feeling like a hero and end it feeling like a zero? Or the other way around? In this episode, I talk about the importance of honoring both the feelings of success and failure. They are equally important in terms of learning about ourselves and the opportunity to grow. Sharing our stories, bravely and authentically, serves ourselves and others. So whether you’re kicking ass or getting your ass kicked, crushing it or feeling crushed...own it! Also an announcement about...

Duration:00:13:39

249: Some Recent Big Wins I've Had in Marriage and Motherhood

5/18/2020
When’s the last time you celebrated a win? Today I’m sharing some recent personal experiences that had me inspired with myself and very pleased about who I am and how I can show up for others and hold space. Specifically as a mother to Maya and a partner to Matthew. I’m doing this because I want you to acknowledge yourself and how awesome you are! Links: Coaching with me -https://www.sarahbivens.com/sessionMy website -https://www.sarahbivens.com/My Instagram...

Duration:00:21:32

248: Don't Miss the Message

5/11/2020
Ever hear the phrase, “don’t shoot the messenger”? Today’s Momtra episode is a spin on that. Sometimes we receive messages - lessons, opportunities, from various sources. And sometimes we get caught up in who it is and why it’s that person. Whether we don’t feel like it’s their position or place, or we take issue with how they deliver it...all of that distracts from the point. So for our affirmation, inspiration and motivation (AIM) this week, let’s look the messages we’re receiving, and...

Duration:00:11:12

247: Interviewing My 3-Year-Old Daughter for Mother's Day

5/8/2020
Enjoy this sweet interview I had with my daughter, Maya. Links: Coaching with me -https://www.sarahbivens.com/sessionMy website -https://www.sarahbivens.com/My Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sarahmbivens/My Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sarahbivenslifestylecoach/

Duration:00:07:47

246: Breathe, Dammit!

5/4/2020
Are you breathing? Are you sure? Ok, are you taking intentional, conscious breaths? Or are you like how I used to be -- taking a gasp of deep air into my chest a few times a day after realizing I hadn’t been breathing well for an extended period of time? Today’s Momtra is one of the simplest I’ve done. And with as simple as it is, it is equally, if not more so powerful in its function in our lives. So this is your official reminder to be aware of your breathing and to breathe correctly to...

Duration:00:14:16

245: Don't Be a Jerk Just Because You're #Woke

5/1/2020
Would you consider yourself open-minded and accepting of others? What about even those that have opposing beliefs or even fundamentally different aspects of life that you would consider unkind and not accepting of others - do you still hold space for them and honor their ability to choose? In today’s episode, I’m sharing some stuff that’s come up for me personally and how I navigate through using heightened awareness and mindfulness, without letting it turn down an ugly path that...

Duration:00:20:35

244: Get Out of the Way

4/27/2020
Links: The Bloomi -https://thebloomi.com/mombrain.therapist - https://www.instagram.com/mombrain.therapist/Coaching with me -https://www.sarahbivens.com/sessionMy website -https://www.sarahbivens.com/My Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sarahmbivens/My Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sarahbivenslifestylecoach/

Duration:00:11:14

243: Letting Go of the Need to Control Your Spouse and Kids

4/24/2020
Who has tried to control their spouse and kids? Anybody? Bueller?? In today’s episode I’m talking about letting go of our (perceived) needs to control things around us - more specifically how that shows up in our relationships in our homes. Here are a couple of things I go over: Why it’s unhealthy to try to control our spouse and childrenThe importance of the balance of masculine and feminine that works best for usWhere I’ve run into trouble with trying to control stuffA few habits to...

Duration:00:34:19

242: Goddess in the Streets, Goddess in the Sheets

4/20/2020
Lady in the streets, but a freak in the sheets? Sure. Ok. That’s cool. I think there are other ways to look at it and relate to it, too. Like for example, what about “Goddess in the streets, Goddess in the sheets?” Energy is energy. So what if we looked at ourselves and how we’re integrating all the different parts and attributes of us - and see how we’re showing up in life and in the bedroom mirrors each other. Links: Coaching with me -https://www.sarahbivens.com/sessionMy website...

Duration:00:06:40

241: Resurrecting Your Sexual Energy During Tough Times (Anger, Depression, Grief, Etc.)

4/17/2020
How do you keep your sexual energy activated and engaged, when it’s the last thing on your mind or frankly - the last thing you want to do? During tough times - stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, etc...it can feel even more challenging to connect with the sexual part of ourselves. In my experience and observation, that part of us is actually one of the first to shut down in anticipation of a “survival mode” where we’ll be going through some sort of chronic situation. So in today’s...

Duration:00:44:10

240: I Choose Me

4/13/2020
Do you choose YOU? In our daily lives, we’re faced with millions of choices and options. How often do we come back to center, to the root...to us? Today’s Momtra episode is an affirmation and a reminder. That you matter. You are important. And by choosing YOU - honoring yourself and your worth, you are able to show up fully for those around you. Present, willing to give and serve as well and open to receive. Links: Let’s talk -https://www.sarahbivens.com/connectCoaching with me...

Duration:00:07:06

239: The Hazards and Healing of Looking Back on the Past

4/10/2020
Ever get caught up in the past during some time of reflection and it brings up some less than awesome feelings? Maybe you’re embarrassed. Maybe pains resurface and it feels like it just happened all over again. Maybe you judge yourself for past circumstance, mucking up your now. In this episode, I’m opening up about a recent experience of delving into my past, and what came up for me. I’m doing this for two reasons: for one, I believe there’s value in transparency and vulnerability in...

Duration:00:38:19