Amy Taylor-Kabbaz studies the profound new concept, “Matrescence,” that has been researched by Columbia University and covered by psychologists worldwide. She truly believes that we should support mothers so they understand the transition between lives when becoming a mother.
After more than a decade covering breaking news and current affairs for the ABC around her home country of Australia, her “traditional” career took an unexpected turn when she found herself lost, overwhelmed and diagnosed with a thyroid condition after the birth of her first daughter. She is now the author of the bestselling Happy Mama: The Guide To Find Yourself, the host of the The Happy Mama Movement podcast, runs numerous online programs for mothers all over the world, is an international award-winning coach, the creator of the #1 iTunes meditations for children Bedtime Explorers, and is currently working on her next two books, to be published by Hay House international.
Amy take us through her journey from self to mother, and then the work born from the struggle to find identity within her new role. We talk about society’s expectations of womanhood and motherhood, and the perceived failures if your birth story or identity doesn’t fall in line with those notions. She encourages us to lean into our transition so as not to become overwhelmed or burnt out trying to fit into a box that isn’t meant for us.
I love Amy’s reminder that matrescence continues as you grow as a mother and woman. She offers us the opportunity to see ourselves born as Oracles and wise woman because of our new lens and love her gorgeous path to healing and honoring the mother.
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