Ep 53: Movement, Mantras and Motherhood with Erin Stutland

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I’m thrilled to share this episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with mother, coach, entrepreneur and mind-body wellness expert Erin Stutland. Through her signature Shrink Session workouts and Soul Strolls,…

Ep 52: Third Chapters, Raising Adults, and Loving Ourselves with Julie Lythcott-Haims

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This conversation with best-selling New York Times author and Ted talk speaker Julie Lythcott-Haims was over two years in the making and yet came just at the right time. Author…

Ep 51: Equanimity & The Calm In the Storm with Mindful Parent Michelle Gale

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I’m excited to share this episode with mindfulness educator, corporate trainer, podcast host and author of “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World,” Michelle Gale.  This conversation, rooted in how to…

Ep 50: Weaving our Ancestral Threads with Genealogist Nicka Smith

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Welcome to another new episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, one I’m sharing after a short break, so I could focus on transitioning my children into the new academic year,…

Ep 28: Mussar Yoga for Reflection and Renewal *Encore* with Edie Raphael Brotman

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We are welcoming back the 5-Day Mussar Yoga Challenge, which officially kicks off today. This is in line with my podcast episode with Edie Raphael last year on Mussar and this…

Ep 49: A Conversation About Courage with Sage Hobbs and Julie Neale

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Honored to share this special episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast featuring a conversation I had with author and coach Sage Hobbs as a guest on her show, Naked Conversations….

Ep 48: Lessons Learned Since Episode 24: Intersectionality and the Age of the New Heroine with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin

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Honored to share this special revisited episode of a conversation I had a year ago with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, titled “Intersectionality and The Age of the New Heroine.” This episode was…

Ep 47: Celebrating Episode 00: Planting Seeds for Mother’s Quest An Introduction

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This episode introduction comes to you from my hotel balcony in San Miguel de Allende Mexico, where Chris and I are celebrating our 21st anniversary and our children are on…

Ep 46: “Owning our Truth” with Renegade Mothering’s Janelle Hanchett

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I’m honored to share with you this episode with Renegade Mothering’s, Janelle Hanchett, mom to four ranging in age from 4 to 16, and author of the new memoir “I’m…

Ep 45: YOLO (You Only Live Once) and Other Milestone Reflections *Revisited* with Ryan Neale

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I’m honored to bring you this Episode #45 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, a conversation I shared first a little over a year ago, when my own son Ryan marked…

Ep 44: A Family Legacy of Service and Leadership with California Assemblymember Rob Bonta

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I’m excited to share this second special episode this month of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, in honor of Father’s Day, with someone I’ve known and admired for over a decade…

Ep 43: Love of Family and Pursuing our Fate ~A Father’s Day Special~ with David Lieberman

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What an honor it is to bring you this episode with my own father as one of two I’m having with men on the podcast this month in honor of…

Ep 42: Living with Grace and Positivity through ALS with Mary Huffman

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 I’m honored to share this Episode #42 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, a special conversation released in conjunction with ALS Awareness Month with Mary Huffman. Mary is a wonder…

Ep 41: Reclaiming Ourselves in Motherhood ~A Mother’s Day Special~ with Graeme Seabrook

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I’m so honored to bring you this special Mother’s Day edition of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with Graeme Seabrook, a woman whose recent writing on reclaiming ourselves in motherhood through…

Ep 40: Live the Movie Version of Your Life with Oscar®-Nominated Producer Rachel Winter

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Excited to share this Episode #40 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with someone who’s grown up alongside me as my friend since I was five years old, Rachel Winter. The…

Ep 39: Turboboost Your E.P.I.C. Life: Myers Briggs, Mindful Photography, and More with Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick

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I’m excited to share this Episode #39 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with a special guest who I seemed destined to know, and who I’ll have the pleasure of meeting…

Ep 38: Making Space and Finding Rhythm with “Kindie Rock” Star Laurie Berkner

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I’m honored to share this Episode #38 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with someone who even my children were excited I was interviewing… best-selling, award-winning, children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner….

Ep 37: Generations Rising for Gun Safety with Gloria Pan

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Hello and welcome to this special episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast which I’m releasing just days before the March for our Lives. On March 24, 2018 the kids and…

Ep 36: From Fear to Flow with Karly Nimmo

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I’m honored and excited to bring you this Episode #36, the first of Season Three of the Mother’s Quest Podcast. If you had a chance to tune into the bonus…

Ep 35: Sprouting Seeds for Mother’s Quest: What’s begun growing in my E.P.I.C. Life one year into the Podcast

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Hello and welcome to this special solocast, a chance for me to reflect on the first full year of living what I call my E.P.I.C. Life, the first year of…

EP34: Season Two Finale: The Power of Friendship and a 50 Year-Old Book Club with Fran Lieberman and Sandy Klasky

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It’s a joy and honor to bring this final episode of Season Two, Episode #34, with my own mother Fran Lieberman and her dear friend Sandy Klasky, who are celebrating…

EP33: Beyond the Trauma: Legacy, Compassion and Change with Mothers Against Police Brutality Co-Founder Sara Mokuria

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It’s an honor and responsibility to share this Episode #33 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with Sara Mokuria, co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality. It’s the third and final in…

EP32: Sit at the Table & Own Your Power with Chandra Brooks

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I’m honored to share this episode #32 of the podcast with Chandra Brooks, who has become a friend and a generous thought partner for me in recent months. Chandra is…

EP31: Brave Spaces and Solidarity with “Rad Women” Author Kate Schatz

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I’m honored to share this Episode #31 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with Kate Schatz, and the second I’m bringing to you this fall 2017 as part of the Women Podcasters…

EP30: Choosing Gratitude and Glitter with Nancy Netherland – Revisited

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Hello and welcome to this Episode #30 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, a conversation I’m releasing for the second time with healer, artist, healthcare advocate and mom to two incredible…

EP29: Your Messy Delicious Pie Life with Samantha Ettus

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I’m excited to share this Episode #29 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with renowned work/life wellness expert, intentional mom, bestselling author, and so much more – Samantha Ettus. Sam is…

Ep 28: Mussar Yoga for Reflection and Renewal with Edie Raphael Brotman

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Hello and welcome to Episode #28 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast that I’m bringing to you at the start of the Jewish New Year. The holiday kicks off a ten…

Ep 27: Courageous Conversations about Race with Nicole Lee

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Hello and welcome to Episode #27 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast and the first of several I’ll be sharing for an initiative I’ve launched called Women Podcasters in Solidarity. The…

Ep 26: Surrender and Embracing Difference with Debbie Reber of TILT Parenting for “Differently-Wired” Kids

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Welcome to this episode #26 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, “Surrender and Embracing Difference” with TiLT Parenting for Differently-Wired Kids founder Debbie Reber. This conversation about seeing diversity as an…

Ep 25: Change the Conversation: Podcasting as a Tool for Transformation with Elsie Escobar

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I’m excited to bring this Episode #25 of the Mother’s Quest podcast to you with a podcasting leader, mentor and community builder extraordinaire- the insightful and passionate, Elsie Escobar. A…

Ep 24: Intersectionality and the Age of the New Heroine with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin

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Hello and welcome to this Episode #24 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast. I’m so honored to bring you this important and powerful conversation today with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, who through…

Ep 23: Miracle Mornings, Owning our Voice, and the Homeschooling Mom in all of Us with Lindsay McCarthy

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I’m excited to bring you this Episode #23 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast. I’m just back from an amazing week at one of my most favorite places, UCLA’s Bruin Woods…

Ep 22: Core Values, Ohana and Keystone Habits With Kalika Yap

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I’m excited to share this episode #22 with Kalika Yap, a serial entrepreneur, inventor, intentional mother, and business leader. She’s received tremendous recognition for her accomplishments, including being honored by…

Ep 21: Doing More Together, A Father’s Day Special with Tony Brown

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Welcome to this very special Father’s Day edition of the Mother’s Quest Podcast! In honor of Father’s Day, I’m so excited to bring you this conversation with a friend, former…

Ep 20: On Being Mom and Being Boss with Kathleen Shannon

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Hello and welcome to this episode #20 and the first in Season Two of the Mother’s Quest Podcast! This week’s guest, Kathleen Shannon, embodies the qualities of an independent, hard-working…

Mother’s Quest The Podcast Finale: E.P.I.C. Guideposts – A Reflection for Mother’s Day

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I’m excited to share this special Mother’s Day episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast! I originally envisioned this episode as a season one finale, with highlights from every episode of…

Ep 18: YOLO (You Only Live Once) and other Milestone Reflections with Ryan Neale

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I’m so honored and excited to bring you this Episode #18 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with a very special guest, my own son Ryan Neale. One of the great…

Ep 17: A Mindful Writer’s Practice with Danielle Dutton

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I’m excited to bring you this conversation with Danielle Dutton, acclaimed Margaret the First author, whose own mother instilled an appreciation for reading and education early in her life. Danielle…

Ep 16: Rising Up with Paola Mendoza

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The value of putting yourself in someone else’s perspective, with compassion, is something that this week’s guest, filmmaker and activist Paola Mendoza, consciously creates through her storytelling. And, boldly moving forward…

Ep 15: Superpowers and Service with Karen Baker

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I’m excited to share this Episode #15 with you– a conversation with Karen Baker, a mentor of mine who played a pivotal role in connecting me to a career of service….

Ep 14: Breaking the Mold and Finding your Worth with Amanda Steinberg

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Hello and welcome to Episode #14, the first interview in the extended season of the Mother’s Quest Podcast. Starting with today’s interview of Amanda Steinberg, I’m excited to bring you six…

Ep 13: Focus on our Goodness

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I am filled with excitement and gratitude as I bring you this Episode #13, a solocast. It is an opportunity for me to reflect on the milestone of completing the…

Ep 12: Breaking Bread and Building Bridges with Saadia Ahmed

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In Episode #12, I am honored to share this enlightening conversation with Saadia Ahmed, who I reached out to after the recent executive order on immigration to find out how…

Ep 11: “Flawed” with Truth Bomb Mom Kristina Kuzmic

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I am excited to share this vulnerable conversation with the Truth Bomb Mom, Kristina Kuzmic. Energetic, funny, and honest, Kristina has an in-your-face perspective on issues of parenting and life…

Ep 10: Choosing Gratitude and Glitter with Nancy Netherland

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I am thrilled to share this heartwarming conversation with Nancy Netherland, a healthcare advocate and a self-proclaimed mom-ologist with on-the-mom training in infectious disease, hepatology, rheumatology, gastrointestinology, and glitterology. Nancy is also a…

Ep 09: The Soul-Fueled Truth with Amber Lilyestrom

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In this interview, I am excited to share a deeply personal and reflective conversation with Amber Lilyestrom, a transformational branding and business strategist, writer, speaker and host of The Soul Fueled…

Ep 08: Empathy, Acts of Kindness and Climbing Mountains with Erika Greff

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In this interview, I am excited to share a thoughtful and honest conversation with wife, mother, freelance television anchor/reporter, volunteer for philanthropic causes and entrepreneur, Erika Greff. Erika lives in…

Ep 07: Living Out Loud with Jenjii Hysten

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In Episode #7 of the Mother’s Quest Podcast, I am honored to bring you this intimate, inspired conversation with Jenjii Hysten, a mother, coach, and community leader who I deeply…

Ep 06: Healthy and Happy with Dr. Elisa Song

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In this episode, I was honored to have a conversation with my children’s holistic pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song, founder of Whole Family Wellness, creator of the online resource Healthy Kids…

Ep 05: Live your E.P.I.C. Life to Help Your Children Thrive

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This week, I am taking a break from podcasting for the holidays, so thought I would take this opportunity to bring you a previously recorded interview that was done of…

Ep 04: Taking Center Stage as a Go Girl! with Lynn Johnson and Allison Kenny

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In this episode, I’m honored to have a conversation with two amazing mothers to their 8 year old daughter, Oakland-based life and business partners Lynn Johnson and Allison Kenny. They…

Ep 03: Cultivating a Healthy Family with Michelle Ratcliffe

Ep 03: Cultivating a Healthy Family with Michelle Ratcliffe

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In this episode, I’m excited to be reunited with an old friend and former colleague, Rootopia founder Michelle Ratcliffe. Michelle is a farm to family specialist, who aims to help mothers…

Ep 02: Unmasking Motherhood with Katherine Wintsch

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On this episode of Mother’s Quest, I had an opportunity to talk with an amazing mother, entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and blogger, named Katherine Wintsch about bringing authenticity into our lives…

Ep 01: The Spiritual Mindset of Abundance with Navjit Kandola

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Welcome to the very first episode of the Mother’s Quest podcast! I am so honored to bring you this conversation with Navjit Kandola. Navjit is a spiritual adviser, educator, speaker,…

Ep 00: Planting Seeds for Mother’s Quest – An Introduction

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Welcome to this introductory episode of the Mother’s Quest podcast. This solocast will give you a preview of what to expect in this twelve week season and reveal the stories…

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