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Early PostPartum

Inspiring, authentic and realistic views and topics. How I love being able to talk to these empowering women and offer you in-depth knowledge.

 

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Dotan Dagan’s Bio:

Dotan was born in Israel and grew up in the Netherlands. She has been a carer for a decade and has owned a catering company. After becoming a mother in 2012 she felt inspired to work with new mothers. Dotan is now an independent postpartum care taker, (kraamverzorgende) which is a recognized profession in the Netherlands and part of its unique maternity care system. She is focusing on a nourishing, natural approach for the postpartum period. 

Dotan has experience in methods such as attachment parenting, Aware parenting, baby wearing, baby led weaning, co-sleeping, long-term nursing and non-violent communication and is very respectful of the parents individual needs and wishes during this special moment in their lives.

Dotan's Quote:

“If you want the truth, I’lltell you the truth: Listen to that secret sound, the real sound, which is inside of you.”  by Kabir a Sufi poet

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What is “Normal” when it Comes to Birth?

Its certainly time we had another Doula on the show. Its no secret I think Doulas Rock! I am so thrilled to introduce Mari Gordon this week while we get to hear why she has such a positive fresh approach to birth and life.

Enjoy!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Mari Gordon's Bio:

Mari (Gordon) is a US native who has been living in the Netherlands for the past 19 years. Having done just about everything under the sun, she finally decided to answer a calling, and completed her doula training with JJ Doula Training in Amsterdam in 2012.  She feels especially passionate about childbirth education and breastfeeding support. Alongside her growing doula practice, she’s the proud mother of two very sassy little girls.

 

Mari’s Quote:

“Open, Flexible, Positive”

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Finding Your Desire

Definitely one of my fave episodes to date. Julie is so eloquent, she shares so deeply, she is so so wise and I feel blessed to be able to bring you this episode. Its a goodie! You will have tingles.

Enjoy!!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Julie Tenner's Bio:

Julie Tenner, The Pleasure Nutritionist and co-founder of Nourishing the Mother and mother of three is a Naturopath, specialising in women’s health, Birth Coach and Mothering Mentor on a mission to reconnect women to their pleasure and nourish so much more than just their bodies.

Beyond the nutrient impact of food

Frustrated with the paradigm of health and nutrition which sees women berate themselves for breaking their ‘food rules’, Julie’s approach looks beyond the nutrient impact of food to look at our beliefs, conditioning and uncover what it is that truly moves us as women, giving us to permission to receive, nourish and inspire – creating a ripple effect in our families and out into our communities.

When women say “yes” to themselves, they pave the way for those around them. When women awaken their sensuality, when they feel deliciously connected to who they are, when pleasure becomes part of them, not separate to them – they become a beacon for desire and magnificence.

For over a decade Julie has helped women reconnect to their magnificence – because relationships, health, birth and motherhood can be a luscious love affair.

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Nutrition, Preconception to Birth and Beyond

Hi All,

It was truly fab to have my dear friend and coolague on the show sharing his wisdom on preconception nutrition and all mums- to be can do before pregnancy to ensure optimal health for themselves and their future baby.

Enjoy!!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Damian Kristof’s Bio:

I’ve been in the health industry now for more than 20 years in many different capacities. As a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Chiropractor I have enjoyed helping thousands of people regain health and vitality through natural approaches. I am continually excited and delighted by the life changes that people experience when they start to trust in their own ability to heal without excessive intervention.

Educate and inspire people

My path through health has been exciting and varied, and at the same time very challenging and rewarding. I love the ability to interact on a one on one basis daily with my practice members and at the same time, I love the ability to educate and inspire people to change through multi media including Radio (Melbourne’s Triple M), TV (Downsize Me, Inside New Zealand, Brian and Bobby, The Exchange) Podcasting (The Wellness Guys and 100 Not Out) and of course in a seminar setting with The Power Of Food and Crack Your Stress Code events. My belief is that both the nervous system and the gastro-intestinal system are both equally influential in the health and longevity of the individual, this is why I love chiropractic (as it deals with the nervous system) and I developed Forage Cereal (to assist the restoration of impeccable health to the gastrointestinal system).

Having combined the philosophies of both Naturopathic and Chiropractic approaches to healing and well-being – I believe that people learn and achieve the most when there is no interference and there is appropriate supply of goodness to allow the body to thrive.

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Aware Parenting

We often forget that our parenting skills are constantly a work in progress. Our own cultures  or our childhood experiences and those of our partner all have an impact on how we will raise our children. Whilst there is no one way for everyone, there are certainly some methods that honour the child and the child’s needs more than others.

This was a fabulous episode where Chris and I discus the aware parent, based on principles from Aletha Solter’s famous book “the aware baby”.  She certainly has the wisdom and experience to help many parents and offers so much sounds advice on the interview.

Enjoy

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Chris Muller’s Bio:

Chris Muller, MSc, is a passionate Psychologist and Aware Parenting instructor in The Netherlands.  From a young age Chris was interested in the dynamics between parents and children. So what started as a hobby, later became her studies and finally her job. She has helped hundreds of parents gain a deeper understanding of their children through her workshops, course, articles and through 1-on-1 support.

Deeper understanding

Its her passion to help parents and other caretakers experience more joy and connection with their children and with themselves. Therefore she offers alternatives for time-outs, rewards or sleep training.

Instead she offers a deeper understanding of why our children and babies behave a certain way and offers tools on how we can truly connect with them, so we are able to lighten our parenting struggles.

The methods she uses are practical and light, as well as profound. She helps parents change their struggles into joy, by teaching communication tools and playfulness, but also at times by a transformation in ourselves.

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Finding Your Desire

Definitely one of my fave episodes to date. Julie is so eloquent, she shares so deeply, she is so so wise and I feel blessed to be able to bring you this episode. Its a goodie! You will have tingles.

Enjoy!!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Julie Tenner’s Bio:

Julie Tenner, The Pleasure Nutritionist and co-founder of Nourishing the Mother and mother of three is a Naturopath, specialising in women’s health, Birth Coach and Mothering Mentor on a mission to reconnect women to their pleasure and nourish so much more than just their bodies.

Beyond the nutrient impact of food

Frustrated with the paradigm of health and nutrition which sees women berate themselves for breaking their ‘food rules’, Julie’s approach looks beyond the nutrient impact of food to look at our beliefs, conditioning and uncover what it is that truly moves us as women, giving us to permission to receive, nourish and inspire – creating a ripple effect in our families and out into our communities.

When women say “yes” to themselves, they pave the way for those around them. When women awaken their sensuality, when they feel deliciously connected to who they are, when pleasure becomes part of them, not separate to them – they become a beacon for desire and magnificence.

For over a decade Julie has helped women reconnect to their magnificence – because relationships, health, birth and motherhood can be a luscious love affair.

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Post-Partum Relationships

You change when you become a parent. We know that.

But how will your relationship change? ‘Cos it will.  Know that. Be prepared as much as you can.

Oh this topic is is so needed. So Important yet crazily often overlooked. Gail Bousi shares with us some insights on this fabulous episode.

Enjoy!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Gail Bousi’s Bio:

Gail is a Birth Doula and a Postpartum Consultant. With over 20 years of experience working with families, Gail is able to offer a gentle, respectful and nurturing approach to her clients. She welcomes and supports the unique essence that each individual family has, respecting their religion, culture, values, faith, beliefs and lifestyles.

Gail is passionate about empowering women and their partners during pregnancy, birth and in the postpartum period.

Postpartum period

Gail understands that going home with a newborn can be filled with a range of new and unfamiliar emotions & feelings! So, in order to be as well prepared as possible, she offers private in home consultations addressing specific issues and concerns, creating a support plan for the postpartum period. She spends time with the family as a whole, respectfully offering options, ideas and strategies. In most cases this is exactly what the new parents need to help them adjust to the many transitions of parenthood.

Gail is also the link between the new couple and professional services.

Gail’s Quote:

“This too shall Pass”

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The Gentle journey to being an Opti-Mom

Inspiring, authentic and realistic views and topics. How I love being able to talk to these empowering women and offer you in-depth knowledge.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Lisa Engle's Bio:

Lisa Engle, a mother of 5, is widely known for her passion, dedication and commitment to supporting the expression of potential. She is famous for inspiring patients, especially mothers. With nearly 3 decades of service in the chiropractic profession; integrity, congruence, and “inside out health” is her first language. In turn, she has created a safe, effective, and reflective coaching model for mothers without the judgement, comparison, and crippling overwhelm that often inhibits change for families.

Lisa’s Quote:

“If you had to do it over, you’d just make different mistakes”

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Making Breastfeeding Work, Accepting The Normal

Not so long ago I shared a post on on the Mum’s The Word facebook page that then was liked a crazy amount of times , like 5192 to be exact!! and then shared onwards 29 times from there. The post can be found here and tt was something that touched me and as a huge advocate for breastfeeding (and yes I know its not always possible and I am sensitive to that (see our Episode 26), it was something I wanted the MTW community to read and to be made aware of.  I tohught this message needs to get out and why not ask the author to be on the show.

So hereby I introduce to you Emma Pickett. So grateful that she was kind enough to say YES!!

Enjoy the Show!!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe 

Emma Pickett’s Bio:

Emma became a mother after a career in primary education and a Deputy Headship in central London. When she realised how many women were struggling to find breastfeeding support when they needed it, she initially trained with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (www.abm.me.uk), qualifying as a breastfeeding counsellor with them in 2007. Since then she has taken more than 3000 calls on the National Breastfeeding Helpline, as well as volunteering at 3 breastfeeding drop-ins a week in Haringey, North London. 

Training of new Breastfeeding support

She became an IBCLC  (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) in 2011 and recertifies this year with more than 120 hours of additional education in lactation. She is chair of the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and this includes national strategic work in breastfeeding advocacy as well as the day to day training of new breastfeeding support volunteers and healthcare professionals. In 2015, she published her book, “You’ve got it in you: a positive guide to breastfeeding” which is available in eBook and print version. She blogs at www.emmapickettbreastfeedingsupport.com and in the last year her website has had more than 1.7 million page views. You can find her on Twitter as @makesmilk. She believes that knowledge of what’s normal, confidence and support are the keys to helping families reach their breastfeeding goals.

Emma’s Quote:

“There’s a big range of normal.”

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Insights from a Naturopath Mum

It was so lovely to have Edwina share her insights. A mum of 4 a Naturopath and a recent graduate of The Changing Habits Course, Edwina had so much to share on our interview.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Edwina Murphy-Drumer's Bio:

Prior to starting Eudaimonia, I spent 15 years as a mother to four beautiful kids, 7 of those years being a solo gig. But to take a leap even further back, I had only recently graduated as a Naturopath when my first bub arrived. Needless to say I didn’t get much of a chance to grow my business as a naturopath because inside the next three and a half years I managed to pop out another two mighty fine human specimens. Number four came along four years later …. sheesh that was a big gap!! However all these lovely little people certainly proved to be mighty fine human guinea pigs in my endeavour to produce flourishing humans.

Knight in shining armour

Throughout this time, despite all my knowledge and best efforts I struggled to flourish. I was at times 20 kgs overweight, and constantly tired. Whilst this certainly bothered me, I always had a great excuse ….. Big build (Ha) ……. Mother of four ….. Single mother …… normal life challenges …… ra ra ra ……

I knew there had to be a solution. I became determined to find it. Excitingly, two things happened. (1) Knight in shining armour! (2) An inspiring woman!

(1) Knight in shining armour! Short version of an absolute fairytale……. I was totally set up by mutual friends to meet a lovely South African man whilst he holidayed in Australia. Had 3 days together. Fell madly in love. Man left country. Skype went into melt down. 1 year later Man came back. This woman HAPPY! Oh yeah baby! Happy = Healthy

(2) I tapped into the awesome inspiration that is Cyndi O’Meara. It was through her that I eventually stumbled upon her 4 Phase Fat Elimination Diet….. finally I was equipped with a tool to help me work out what foods really worked for me and what didn’t. Finally my health took a massive leap in a positive direction.

In February of 2015 Cyndi released the Changing Habits Education Course, and you can bet that I was numero uno in line to sign up. This was the golden ticket I needed, in order to re-engage my confidence, and to share my passion for Nutritional Medicine with the world. So head down bum up, I worked my but off and was super thrilled in December of 2015, to be one of only 15 Inaugural Graduate from this wonderful course.

So it was with a combination of life experience and dedicated study that I started Eudaimonia as an avenue to share my passion with those that want it.

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