Today's interview might be one of the most important (and challenging) topics we've ever covered on the show. It's something every woman deals with in one way or another - healing the mother wound. Our guest Bethany Webster indulged all of my deepest questions and curiosities around what it means to become the mother you've always wanted and how to do that. We discussed how this kind of healing isn't about bashing our own mothers or the maternal figures in our lives, but the personal, collective and spiritual healing every woman faces in her lifetime. We also got into guilt, grief, anger and family systems. We talked about the mother wound as an initiation and pain as a doorway to birthing oneself. Listen closely to this one, maybe more than once and definitely join us in the Facebook group to continue the conversation if it's relevant to you. Big love!
About Bethany Webster:
Bethany Webster is a writer, transformational coach, international speaker and what you could call a midwife of the heart. Her work is focused on helping women heal the "mother wound" so that they can step into their full feminine power and potential. She offers an online course, teaches workshops and a coaching program for women leaders who want to accelerate their impact and leadership. Bethany is the author of the forthcoming book "Healing the Mother Wound: Move Beyond What Your Mother Never Gave You and Become the Woman You're Meant to be." Her website is womboflight.com
In this episode, Bethany shares:
1. Guilt as a side effect of control
2. Healthy outrage and treating the grief that accompanies it as a holy emotion
3. What exactly the mother wound is and the three aspects of it, personal, collective, and spiritual
4. How women have harmed each other
Today's guest, Elliott Hulse is someone I've been hearing about for years and was super excited to finally connect with. We got into all kinds of man stuff in this episode from masculine archetypes (primarily King, Warrior, Magician, and Lover inspired by the work of Robert Moore), to the cowardliness of "modern men." And believe me, it was amazing and refreshing to hear Elliott throw down on that term and how he approaches working with men experiencing this lack of heart. We talked about connecting with feelings, using them as indications, and his personal path to growth an awakening. And because I can't resist, we also talked about how he and his wife Colleen integrate wildness and structure in parenting their four children. You'll probably want to listen to this one at least three or four times. Enjoy!
About Elliott Hulse:
Elliott Hulse is a social media celebrity, strongman competitor, and personal trainer from New York City, U.S.A. He’s made a name for himself through his motivational videos on YouTube, becoming the ‘go-to‘ figure for strength training, fitness, and spiritual advice.
While Elliot has built a successful gym, online business, and social media following, he only began powerlifting after college. He was interested in working out as a youngster, but dedicated these workout sessions to football, as opposed to any aesthetic goals.
When he graduated from college where he played high-level football, he decided to build a gym. This gym was hit by hard times in the economy but Elliott wasn’t fazed. He set to work creating the YouTube channel which he’s famous for today.
In more recent times, Elliott has focused on helping clients through his ‘Strength Camp’ workout class. His popularity online has sky-rocketed, and he’s become a well-respected figure, posting videos with Kali Muscle and other athletes online.
The YouTube channel which accompanied this new enterprise gradually gathered a huge online fan base. Elliott likes to think of himself as a “video poet,” and over the space of just a few years, he managed to attract over 2.5 million subscribers and over 360 million views. He was awarded the accolade of “YouTube Fan’s Favorite” in 2015.
In this episode, Elliott shares:
1. Compassion as not a bleeding heart but a listening heart
2. Moving from Warrior to King and integrating Magician and Lover, too
3. It's not about being a "real man" but "fully man"
I lloovvveeed this conversation and have a feeling you will too. Today's guest Abiola Abrams, is absolutely magnetic and generous. We ran the gamut in this one on all kinds of sensitive topics from "color blindness" and political correctness to spirituality, rage, activism, and staying informed during these interesting times we live in. We talked about keeping an open mind, abundance, African goddesses, culture, and more. Her breadth of knowledge and experiences was super valuable and she offered both perspectives we've explored before on the show and some that we haven't. This is a GREAT one to share with friends to help open up conversations that are not easy to have, but unavoidable anyway. Enjoy!
About Abiola Abrams:
Self-Worth Revolutionary Abiola Abrams is an award-winning author, transformational speaker and coach, ESSENCE advice columnist, spiritual teacher and TV lifestyle expert seen on networks from MTV to the BBC. With soulcare and strategy, her work empowers spirit-centered women leaders to stop playing small, answer their callings and become the women they were born to be. Abiola’s mindset reset empowerment tools range from purpose-filled books, meditation albums and goddess affirmation cards to her Spiritpreneur School podcast, womanifesting courses and the Abundance Pray Love Retreat in Bali. Join Abiola’s Spiritpreneur Warrior Sisterhood at ManifestYourPower.com for guidance in self-love, self-launch, and self-creation.
In this episode, Abiola shares:
1. How to use the internet as a spiritual tool
2. "The resistance" and how to handle having different politics and opinions than close friends
3. How to have sensitive conversations with people of different cultures without tokenizing them
Today on the show my dear friend Kate Northrup returns to have a super deep and interesting conversation about doing less, the BEST WAY for women to create some predictability in their lives in a fairly hectic world, allowing the Universe to help you with your to do list (this is more practical than it sounds!), and something we can't seem to get away from lately on the show - navigating transitions! Kate described that in between space as "the fertile void." How much better does that feel than, "I don't know what the hell I'm supposed to do yet!"? One of my favorite things about Kate that we really have in common is the way she blends the woo woo with real mother-freaking life. This is one is packed with super useful insights, enjoy!
About Kate Northrup:
As an entrepreneur, bestselling author, mother, and activist, Kate Northrup supports ambitious, motivated and successful women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Committed to empowering women entrepreneurs to create their most successful businesses while navigating motherhood, Kate is the founder and CEO of Origin Collective, a monthly membership site where women all over the world gather to achieve more while doing less. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, and The Huffington Post, and she’s spoken to audiences of thousands with Hay House, Wanderlust, USANA Health Sciences, and more. Kate lives with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their daughter Penelope in Maine. Find out more and receive your free copy of the 5 Simple and effective ways to get the results you want in your business at katenorthrup.com.
In this episode, Kate shares:
1.Connecting with the menstrual and moon cycles and syncing them with real life
2. The body is divinely designed
3. The power of predictability (even for those with high tolerance for uncertainty)
4. How doing less helps increase productivity
5. What is for you cannot pass by you