This last year has been an adventure and a year of incredible growth and learning as I set out to live a more E.P.I.C. life in the midst of challenging times. I’m so grateful to the guides who came on the podcast and helped light the way to more mindful engagement with my children, passionate and purposeful work and activism, investment in my personal growth and learning and connection to community.

And, I’m also appreciative to all of you who came along with me, who tuned into these intimate conversations and brought the lessons and challenges into your own E.P.I.C. lives.

As a tribute, we’ve compiled this listening list (in case you missed a few favorites or want to listen again for powerful reminders) of the Ten Most Downloaded Episodes of the Mother’s Quest Podcast from Season 1 and 2.

Hope these conversations spark some new learning and will set you on a course for an even more fulfilling 2018. To stay connected, be sure to sign up for the email list at to get announcements for when Season Three begins in February, 2018 and join the Facebook group to be part of ongoing reflection and conversation.

Until then, enjoy these most downloaded episodes. And, if you’d like to contribute your voice to an upcoming E.P.I.C. milestones episode, use the speakpipe tool on the website to leave me a message about YOUR favorite episode and how it has impacted you.

Have a wonderful new year!


Julie Neale

Mother’s Quest Podcast
Ten Most Downloaded Episodes from 2017 – An End of Year Gift for You!

(listed in alphabetical order by last name)

Ep 15: Superpowers and Service with Karen Baker
It was a total joy for me to reconnect with my mentor Karen and I left the conversation so appreciative of the work she does in my state of California, reminded of the importance of using our superpowers to benefit others, and inspired to engage my own children in service.

Ep 25: Change the Conversation: Podcasting as a Tool for Transformation with Elsie Escobar
She Podcasts co-host Elsie is a self-proclaimed die hard podcast junkie. She especially loves to help women like myself find clarity and power in our voice and shift the narrative to focus on the things that matter most, not the numbers or downloads, but the transformative power of podcasting and expanding our podcasting audience.

Ep 11: “Flawed” with Truth Bomb Mom Kristina Kuzmic
I love 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 in general.

Ep 27: Courageous Conversations about Race with Nicole Lee
The first of three special episodes recorded for the Women Podcasters in Solidarity Initiative, this conversation with human rights attorney and inclusion specialist Nicole Lee helped me hold a growth mindset in having conversations about race, especially with my children.

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

This conversation with Elizabeth, who guides thousands of us through the twists and turns of today’s political landscape through her daily Resistance Lives on Facebook, helped me define a new kind of heroine’s journey, one where we continually bring back the lessons learned along the way and use our voices for change.


Ep 18: YOLO (You Only Live Once) and other Milestone Reflections with Ryan Neale
In this special episode, you’ll hear my son Ryan share eloquently and honestly about his appreciation for the support that helped him conquer his developmental delays, how his own fears manifest in his life today, and how, in his next chapter, he wants to  move through his fear. Because, he says, he wants to live with a YOLO (You Only Live Once) mindset.

Ep 10: Choosing Gratitude and Glitter with Nancy Netherland
In our conversation, we explore how Nancy’s parents instilled a sense that anything is possible, something she has needed to draw on as she faced the loss of her husband and the serious, chronic illnesses of her daughters. A total inspiration, Nancy shares how she and her girls cultivate generosity and pay that generosity forward through something they created called “gratitools.”

Ep 20: On Being Mom and Being Boss with Kathleen Shannon
Kathleen Shannon embodies the qualities of an independent, hard-working feminist. She also has this incredible generosity and openness and has impacted so many women, including myself, by sharing her experiences as a mother and an entrepreneur. In this episode, we cover a lot of territory, from the challenges of motherhood to how to design your ideal week.

Ep 06: Healthy and Happy with Dr. Elisa Song
In this conversation with my children’s pediatrician, Elisa and I talk about how the legacy of brave women in her life, making courageous choices, impacted her and her sisters and set them all on a path to become healers and helpers. Her grandmother and mother, who both came to America from Korea, instilled independence, strength, and “grit” in her, which she relied on to follow her passion in integrative medicine.

Ep 14: Breaking the Mold and Finding your Worth with Amanda Steinberg
Amanda was chosen as one of Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul 100 and recently was named to Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business – all for good reason: she has revolutionized the relationship between women and their finances. In our conversation, Amanda inspires us to find our worth, re-define our relationship with money, and invest in ourselves.

Virtual Mother’s Quest Circle Pilot in 2018 – Sign up Today!

You’re a mindful mother. And being present for your children in these years when you’re raising them is your highest priority. You’re also committed to making a positive impact in the world, something that feels even more important with all the challenges we currently face.

If the description above sounds like you, the Virtual Mother’s Quest Circle Pilot, launching in 2018, may be right for you.

This signature offering provides inspiration, coaching and community to spark your E.P.I.C. life with intimate virtual group sessions over four months, a one-on-one session with me, thought-provoking homework assignments and accountability partner meetings in between sessions and a private Facebook group. All offered at a special one-time pilot rate of $325.

Click to learn and apply. The group will start as soon as I have a committed number of participants so don’t delay if you’re interested. Questions? Email me at

Visit the Website

If you haven’t yet visited the website, head over to to explore some of the ways you can get more connected. At the site, you can sign up for our email list (to get show notes delivered to your inbox and our new “Mothers on a Quest” features), click the link to join the Facebook group and press record to leave a voice message for me. You can also download the FREE Live Your E.P.I.C. Life Planning and Reflection Sheets.


A big THANK YOU to our “patrons” for helping to bring these conversations to myself and other mothers through financial and/or in-kind support:

  • Emily Cretella of MotherHustle
  • Collette Flanagan, founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality
  • Titilayo Tinubu Ali of Own Your Expertise
  • Carly Magnus Hurt
  • Lizzy Russinko of This (Un)Scripted Life
  • Suzanne Brown, author of Mompowerment
  • Mara Berns Langer
  • Mallory Schlabach of Marketing Magic for Entrepreneurs
  • Katharine Earhart of Alesco Advisors
  • Jessica Kupferman of She Podcasts
  • Resistance Artist Jen Jenkins Dohner
  • Genese Harris
  • Tonya Rineer, founder of The Profit Party
  • Liane Louie-Badua
  • Cristin Downs of the Notable Woman Podcast
  • Erin Kendall of Fit Mom Go
  • Niko Osoteo of Bear Beat Productions
  • Erik Newton of The Together Show
  • Claire Fry
  • Divya Silbermann
  • Rachel Winter
  • Caren and Debbie Lieberman
  • Cameron Miranda
  • Fran and David Lieberman
  • Debbie and Alan Goore
  • Jenise and Marianne of the Sustainable Living Podcast

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