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Clean Living: Tips for a Healthier Home with Becky Wells
On today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show we welcome Becky Wells. She is a functional nutritional therapy practitioner, a clean living educator, and the founder of The Hippie Moms podcast and social media community. Although it may seem like an overwhelming task, every little change matters, and living holistically can bring long term benefits for you and your family. Join Kim and Becky as they discuss easy tips for getting started, how to find healthy alternatives to common household items. They also go through some recommendations to help yourself grace in the process of this lifestyle change. Quotes we love: “The here and the now is when life happens. We don’t want to miss it, especially with our children”. More about Becky Wells: Connect with Becky Wells on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Beyond Kegels: Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor with Jana Danielson
On today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show Kim is joined by Jana Danielson. She is an award-winning wellness entrepreneur and the creator of the Cooch Ball, the world’s first patented pelvic floor fitness tool for women. She developed the Cooch Ball after being frustrated that so many women didn’t feel they had a safe space to address their pelvic floor issues. Unfortunately, talking about pelvic floor health is still a subject that can cause feelings of shame. Especially since women have been constantly told that this is just part of motherhood and getting older, and there is nothing to be done about it. But this is not the case at all! In fact, you can be taught to strengthen your pelvic floor… and not just by doing kegels. Join Kim and Jana as they discuss some tips and debunk common myths about pelvic floor health. Quotes we love: “One of the key messages that came out of my pain journey was: the reconnection to self is necessary and beautiful”. More about Jana Danielson Connect with Jana Danielson on her website and her Instagram. You can get your very own Coochball here.
Dealing with Your Own Sleep Problems Holistically with Dr. Farah Sultan
In today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show Kim talks to Dr. Farah Sultan. She is the founder of Vitalogy Wellness & Medical Spa, and the creator of The Mandala Method, a holistic medical approach designed to help people sleep better, regain energy and manage stress. If you’re already familiar with Kim and her work, you probably know all about sleep coaching your kids, but what about your own sleep issues? How do you know if your difficulty going to and staying asleep restlessness needs to be addressed by a doctor? Together, Kim and Dr. Sultan go through: Common signs that your sleep needs to be addressed holistically The five pillars of good health Environmental factors that affect your sleep The Mandala Approach for improving your health and sleep Quotes we love: “Sleep is almost like a vital sign, like when you check your pulse and blood pressure, it’s an overall sign that your health is working well for you”. “Being expected to perform at a 100 percent with little to no sleep is really not possible”. More about Dr. Farah Sultan: Connect with Dr. Farah Sultan on her Instagram. You can also learn more about The Mandala Method or even get a personal consultation through her website.
How to Be a Better Communicator in Stressful Times with Sam Horn
On today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show, Kim is joined by Sam Horn. She is an award winning author and speaker known for her viral TEDx talks. She has worked as a communications consultant for companies such as NASA, National Geographic and many more. Even though it’s wonderful to welcome a new baby into your family, this usually comes with some stressful moments that can cause a strain in your relationship with your partner. So, how can we improve the way we communicate with each other during difficult times? Sam and Kim go through a list of words to avoid during arguments, and some suggestions that can help defuse family discussions and make your loved ones feel understood. They also talk about the importance of self care, especially when you’re focusing on raising children. Quotes that we love: “We all want to feel heard, understood and connected, especially in challenging times” and “You can transform your relationship even in the midst of having a newborn at home”. More about Sam Horn: If you liked this episode and want to learn more about this topic, connect with Sam Horn on her website and her Instagram. You can also check out her “Intrigue” TEDx Talk to learn more about her work as a speaker.
Newborn Expert Series: Introducing Solids to Prevent Food Allergies with Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson
Today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show is the last episode that is part of our Newborn Expert Series. Kim is joined by Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson. She’s a pediatrician, health communicator, and Chief Medical Officer for SpoonfulONE. She is known for championing prevention of food allergies in children through early dietary introduction. Kim and Dr. Swanson talk about the positive effects that feeding common allergens to your baby can have when it comes to shaping their ability to tolerate all kinds of foods. They also discuss: - The importance of food diversity - The benefits of early introduction - How to know if your baby is ready to start? - Hereditary factors and other concerns Quotes we love: “Everytime we add different food groups to our baby’s diet in early life, and keep them in, we’re designing our baby’s immune system to be tolerant of it for the rest of their lives” and “you should be able to feed your baby the world, and then the baby can travel the world later on and eat anything they want”. More about Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson: If you liked this episode and want to learn more, connect with Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson on SpoonfulONE’s website or her Instagram. Meta description: Is there a way to protect our children from food allergies? Dr. Swanson explains how diet diversity at an early age can help their immune system. Join us for this episode!
Join Kim West, also known as the Sleep Lady, as she breaks down your top parenting concerns and gives her gentle take. Not only does Kim believe that you can successfully sleep train your child without leaving them to cry it out alone, but she also teaches shame free parenting. Most importantly, she knows that even in our imperfection as parents, it is possible to raise resilient, compassionate, and confident children. Grab a coffee or a glass of wine, throw in your ear pods, and join us!