The Soul Mammas Podcast
By Nicole De Leon: Podcast Host and Fired up Soul Mamma
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In a world where so many women have shed past notions of what being a mom looks like, who can listeners turn to for real talk on soulful motherhood? Through this weekly podcast, host, Nicole De Leon, a long-time surfer, teacher, yoga instructor, adventurer and now new mother, seeks to candidly talk about the realities of modern motherhood, especially as it affects the pursuit of one’s own interests while remaining a soulful parent. In this podcast, guest moms will share inspiring stories of how they persisted in living out their truest passions and purpose in spite of – and often as a result of – adversity and struggle. Nicole’s hope is that through this podcast mothers will be encouraged to believe in their dreams and prioritize joyful lives in order to teach their children to do the same.
||Clean38: How to find joy after suffering. Kate Merrick on the loss of a child, grief, faith & presence||How can we find joy after deep loss? What about the loss of a child? Kate Merrick believes in the “in between moments that make up our lives” & the power of being truly present. This mama had to face "goodbye love" straight in the eye. Only 5...||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37: Finding purpose after a molar pregnancy & loss of a parent. Marianna Sachse of "Jackalo" Clothing||How many of you mamas have experienced something taboo like a miscarriage or loss of any kind, and felt that you couldn’t speak about it, or didn’t know who to turn to for support? Todays guest, Marianna Sachse, of Jackalo Clothing, is a mama...||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36: What death can teach us about living life to the fullest. Interview with Sherry Mc Conkey (wife of the late Shane Mc Conkey)||After faced with one of a mother’s worst fears, losing a spouse and father of your child, Irish-born Sherry Mc Conkey, had to courageously move forward alone with her toddler Ayla after the sudden loss of her husband, skiing legend Shane Mc Conkey....||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35: Challenges, successes, life changing take-aways from 2018 host Nicole De Leon.||To thank you for your loyal listenership this year I'd like to give you a synopsis of inspirational & life changing tips and take-aways from the show in 2018! In this shortened episode, I also share about my successes and challenges as a podcast...||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34: How to bring presence & mindfulness into our marriage & mothering. Interview with author Kaita Mrazek||Do you ever feel like the demands of parenthood have created a distance between you and your spouse? Today's guest and author of "Presence of Mind" Kaita Mrazek, talks about her experience with feeling "checked out"with her spouse & how bringing...||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33: How to listen to your inner voice & follow your dreams. Interview with mama, author, and professional photographer Leela Cyd||Listening to our inner voice & following our dreams, or starting something new, is not an easy decision, especially if we have kids & the responsibilities of parenthood. Author & professional photographer Leela Cyd tells us why finding our...||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32: Discussing miscarriage, mothering mindfully & mermaid-ing. Interview with Crystal Thornburg Homcy||If miscarriage is so common amongst mamas why is it not talked about in society? Why does it often make us feel so uncomfortable? I can personally attest to and agree with this week's guest in that, society didn't prepare us for articulating our...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: Raising seven children, becoming a mom at 16, & a birth story that didn’t go as planned-interview with soulful mama Arianna Alloway||Why is it important to always share our sacred birth stories? Today's guest is going to tell us why. After experiencing a traumatic birth with her seventh baby, today's guest Arianna Alloway was left feeling disappointed and deeply disrespected....||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: Postpartum fear & worry-why it's normal for new moms. Interview with Audrey Hills of Surf Stoked Moms||Have any of you mamas experienced a newfound sense of fear or extreme cautiousness postpartum? This feeling of fearfulness may have made you a bit disillusioned and doubtful because you may have felt like the only mama who has struggled with...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: How to recover from a life-changing diagnosis. Interview with "Last Cut" founder Samantha Paige||After faced with one of the scariest diagnoses a person can face, Samantha Paige was taken on a journey that forced her to literally strip away layers of herself. At only 21 years old, her doctor found a lump on her thyroid, & soon after she was...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: Pro snowboarder Kimmy Fasani-how shifting our mindset can help us face fears & big decisions||Have you ever had to face your biggest fears? Whether we are aiming our snowboards down a steep snow covered mountain, surfing giant waves, or making a scary life decision-it is our mindset that can make or break the outcome. Kimmy Fasani, one of the...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Physical health & self care postpartum. Interview with former Roxy athlete & mama Gillian Gibree||As mamas, it is never easy to transition away from our previously held self-identifications whether they are mental or physical, to step into this new role. Gillian Gibree has definitely earned the terms “athlete”and “ocean...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Making the choice to adopt or foster a child. Interview with mother of five Anastasia Stone.||Whether we are step-parents, have gone through in vitro fertilization, had babies in a “traditional” manner, or have adopted or fostered children, for instance, we are all mothers first and foremost. This week’s guest Anastasia Stone &...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: How to start a side hustle as a mom. Run Wild My Child creator Sara Mc Carty||Have you ever wanted to start something new, move into entrepreneurship or create a side business, but you felt overwhelmed with your busy mom schedule? Starting a side hustle, new hobby or passion project can be daunting, but the toughest...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: How to travel the world with kids. Two surfers, two kids, six continents surfed. Interview with the Dennings||Traveling with kids. Definitely not for the faint of heart. But is it really that hard? Mike and Chelsea Denning are here to tell us that it is a lot easier and more enjoyable than one would think. In fact, they have based their lives around...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Raising children with Autism & finding your purpose as mom. Bee and Mae apparel creator Amanda Thiessen.||Facing the heartbreak of having two daughters diagnosed with Autism, Amanda Thiessen didn't let it break her. This hardworking mama is more talented then she lets on and is a self-taught artist, who makes handcrafted apparel, pins and designs in her...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: If it doesn't exist yet, build it. “Hike it Baby" creator Shanti Hodges||Have you ever wished there were more moms or parents to connect with, that have similar hobbies and interests within your community? Shanti Hodges saw a need in her community for outdoor connection among parents, & decided to build a business...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Dealing with major identity shifts in motherhood. A former professional surfer's perspective. Interview with Holly Beck.||What is it like to be a former professional athlete and then a full time mother? There are so many physical and mental shifts that accompany motherhood like changes in our core strength, feelings of lowered confidence, struggles with being inside the...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Re-discovering your passions as a mom. How to begin "adventuring with kids". Interview Amanda Edmonds||Losing sight of our passions as moms is more common than we think. Amanda Edmonds/ “Adventure Mom” realized after her son was five that she had lost big parts of herself and her passions/hobbies while taking care of everyone else. She made the...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: The courage to do it alone as mom. How to be a single mama warrioress and follow your purpose. With Elise Nicole||After experiencing crippling anxiety attacks, this soul mama of two, Elise Nicole, knew she was out of alignment. She realized her cup had become increasingly "empty" in her relationship & life, so she made the scary decision to move forward as a...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: How to live your adventure as mom. Interview with Justine Nobbe of the Adventure Mamas Initiative||Do you crave adventure in your life as a mama? This week's guest, Justine Nobbe, co-founder of the Adventure Mamas Initiative, lives and breathes adventure. "AMI" was founded to support women’s wellness by facilitating adventure, building community,..||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: The grief of losing a husband. One mother's journey from loss to renewal after sudden tragedy. Interview with midwife Nikole Paulos.||One of a mother’s biggest fears- losing the father of their kids tragically when their children are little. This is what courageous soul mamma and and mother of two, Nikole Paulos was faced just four short years ago. "I went through everything that...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Having a traumatic birth to becoming a “Renegade Mama”. Handmade motherhood affirmation cards with Lauren Tannehill and Shayna Sharke||After experiencing a traumatic emergency birth transfer from home to the hospital with her first daughter, artist, Lauren Tannehill of the Renegade Mama decided she needed something to help her face her next two births, because of the emotional...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Pelvic floor health; why we often overlook it & why it's so important. Interview with Dr. Sara Tanza||Ladies let's talk pelvic floor health. Dr. Sara Tanza is a physical therapist who specializes in the pelvic floor and has a wealth of knowledge to provide to our mama listeners. She wants to stress the importance of pelvic floor health and to empower...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: 6,000 women, one "beautiful" race: Interview with Melissa McConville of Run She is Beautiful||Imagine this: 6,000 women and moms, enthusiastically donning pink and cheering each other on, while running a 5 or 10k race on the beautiful coasts of Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz, Ca. This week's guest, Melissa Mc Conville, along with her sister Sara..||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: How to let your inner beauty shine-Interview with mama and renowned portrait photographer Ashleigh Taylor||Sometimes it's hard to see our beauty as moms, particularly if we are always feel busy or exhausted. Bringing out a woman’s divine femininity & confidence through the lens of the camera is what this week's guest Ashleigh Taylor does best....||7/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Single motherhood to thriving business owner: Interview with artist Lindsey Mickelson, owner of Mothersun & the Captain||What are your biggest fears as a mom? Lindsey Mickelson faced her deepest fears two years ago when she became a single mom, having to support her daughter solo. After working odd jobs to make ends meet, this artist took a huge financial &...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Urban homesteading in a modern world. Interview with Emma Rollin Moore of Women's Heritage Goods and Supply||Our fast moving modern world often isolates us from our roots and many of us crave a lifestyle where we are more connected to the land. This week’s guest Emma Rollin Moore, co-founder of Women’s Heritage Goods and Supply Store lives as an urban...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Surfboard shaper mom, musician and former professional long boarder-Ashley Lloyd Thompson||Former professional surfer, mama of a four year old, renowned surfboard shaper & musician, Ashley Lloyd Thompson, is the epitome of a Soul Mamma. This Santa Cruz local is not only a seasoned water woman, she is also one of the only females around...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09: Postpartum distress- anxiety, depression, OCD -why moms should never feel guilty. With LMFT/Psychotherapist Angela Wurtzel||Why we should never feel ashamed to be going through any postpartum distress, no matter how small or large. In this episode, Angela Wurtzel, a LMFT/ Psychotherapist of 20 years, who leads pre and postnatal women's therapy groups will be joining me...||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08: In vitro fertilization, birth, entrepreneurship and what really matters-interview with business owner Nicole Jessen of Shop Love Threads||This mompreneur shares her journey with IVF and starting an online apparel business with a little one in tow. Nicole Jessen of Love Threads, a popular online store with a fresh bohemian vibe, speaks her mind and lives from her...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07: Practicing self-care as moms. Interview with mommy of four, Anna Stump.||Creator of the Santa Barbara Support Network, for community members affected by the Thomas Mudslides in California, and speaking agent for the Joy Agency, this week's guest Ana Marie Stump speaks about her journey back to her self with FOUR...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06: Seasoned surfer, filmmaker, full-time mom; a story of finding & returning to your passions as a parent||Interview with Heather Hudson of the Women and the Waves One and Two||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05: Child with special needs, mother of six, mama to an entire community. Interview with Teresa Kuskey Nowak of La Boheme Dance Troupe.||Mother of six children, one with Down Syndrome, spreads her light on her community through her "La Boheme" dance troupe.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04: Rebelling against the stigma of perfection-this yogi entrepreneur shares with us her story||Founder of the "Female Rebels Program" that empowers women to step into their alignment- Chyla Walsh||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03: Courage has many faces, including vulnerability -interview with Adrienne Smith, new mother and yoga studio owner||Interview with super athlete, business owner, and soul mama Adrienne Smith||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02: How to change your body by changing your LIFE. Fitness instructor extraordinaire Jenny Schatzle||"Don't just change your body, change your life." This fired up and successful entrepreneur/trainer Jenny Schatzle, not only coined that term, but she is also and new mama of twins, and she is undoubtedly changing lives everywhere she goes. This mama...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01: Crippling diagnosis to a Zumba instructor sensation. A journey about healing within with Josette Tkacik||Zumba sensation and soul mama, Josette Tkacik, shares her incredible story from a serious, life-changing medical diagnosis of advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis to leading one of the largest Zumba classes in the world. As a new mom during the initial...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean00: TEASER EPISODE Soul Mammas Podcast: Host Nicole De Leon introduces the show about real motherhood talk on passionate, mindful living as parents.||In a world where mothers often feel guilty for practicing self-care, or following their passions and pursuits-who can listeners turn to for real motherhood talk about finding alignment as parents?In this teaser episode, Host, Nicole De Leon, also a...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Soul inspired mama living
Nicole brings out the true light in her talented, multi tasking and oh so human guests on the show. Thank you for creating this space for mamas to gather and feel inspired, hopeful and seen.
Love Nicole and this show. She and her guests are always REAL. Just the show I needed to listen to!
A Beautiful Community Created.
I'm so grateful to Nicole and all the women who've shared their beautiful and inspiring stories here on Soul Mammas. All their journeys are raw, honest, authentic and SO relatable. It's wonderful to have a platform where women and mothers can share their own struggles in an inclusive, supportive and judgment-free environment and comforting to know that these challenges we face really resonate within this community. I applaud the strength in Nicole and her guests to continue to follow their passions in the midst of it all, and their ability and willingness to inpsire the same in others!