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Join me (Tejal V Patel) Award-Winning Author and Mindfulness/Mediation Expert for Families for refreshingly real talks that help modern moms find spiritual solutions to the biggest problems we experience in motherhood + life. Episodes will include topics on mindful parenting, stress-relief tips, Yogic and Ayurvedic wisdom for the modern family, inspiring convos with fellow experts + moms and fun mini-episodes with my son Ayaan where he will share mindful solutions to modern kids problems. Yo ...
 
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You ever wonder why despite your greatest intentions of NOT snapping at you kids, you find yourself doing it anyway? In this episode we break down why we feel stuck in this pattern and how to FINALLY break out of it. Get your notebooks out, this episode is jam packed with wisdom that will change your life! INSIGHT TIMER MINDFULLY HANDLING MELTDOWNS…
 
Do you know the difference between your child's tantrum or meltdown? Nope they aren't the same thing and YES there are very different strategies to help your child ride-through-these tough situations. I break it all down in this episode. The differences, your role as a parent and strategies to help support your child (without you having your own me…
 
Screentime struggles, tantrums, picky eaters, bad sleepers oh my. Do you ever wish that your kids came with an owner's manual? Well since they don't I got the next best thing. Early childhood development expert, parent coach and founder of Spark Wonder Mona Singhal who can guide us to answer the questions we so desperately confused about when our c…
 
Today I have Christy Whitman NY Times #1 Best Selling Author and sought after Celebrity Coach talking about her new book, THE DESIRE FACTOR: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power Christy’s life-changing message reaches over 200,000 people a month and her work has been promoted by and featured with esteemed au…
 
Infertility challenges are unfortunately way to common these days. Either we have personally be on the journey or we know someone close to us who is currently on it. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week and in support for all my fellow mamas who have been on or are currently on this journey, I invited two infertility warriors, advocates …
 
Every wonder why you don't have what you want and how you can actually get it? This week I've invited mindset coach, law of attraction expert and author of the Best-Selling Manifest That Miracle Lana Shlafer to talk us through how to get through the blocks of manifesting. In this episode Lana talks about : How your struggles are the exact seeds to …
 
We talk about creating birth plans, but have you ever creating a post-partum plan? In today's episode I invite Ayurveda post-partum doula, new mom coach and founder of Masala Mommy Anisha Patel on the podcast to talk about all things post-partum mental, emotional and physical well-being and health. In this episode you'll learn: 1. Key Ayurveda post…
 
Whoever thinks that Ayurveda is only for adults got that wrong. Whether nutrition, massage or stress relief awareness, there are many ways in which you as a parent can lovingly support the development of young ones through Ayurvedic principles. And that's what we are dishing about today! Simple and practical ways to infuse Ayurvedic wisdom into the…
 
Do you proactively teach your kids about other cultures and traditions? We focus so much on teaching our kids our own culture, traditions and heritage but if we want to raise inclusive, empathetic and global-citizens awareness of other cultures begins at home. Today I have Diversity and Inclusion Expert and founder of InKidszCo, Dr. Zabina Bhasin o…
 
Ever wonder if crystals were good for kids? Well the answer is YES! In this week's episode I'm going through the TOP 10 crystals for babies, kids and moms during pregnancy, labor and delivery. From great crystals for sleep, focus, confidence and calming down big emotions and anxiety I share it all! You'll learn everything you need to know about how…
 
Do you feel insecure in your post-baby bod? Ever look into the mirror and ask "Is that body in the mirror really me?" Did you ever feel bad about yourself when you see other moms quickly "bounce back" and feel like it's taking you forever? We don't have to be stuck in this rut of feeling bad about your body's and today I sit down for another real t…
 
Just like kale is a superfood for the body, breathwork is the newest growing superfood for the mind, body & soul. I'm not talking about generic take deep breaths when upset advice, in this podcast I go through: 1. What a breathwork practice really looks like and how it can be done in 3 minutes 2. The BIG difference between Meditation and Breathwork…
 
Today we are talking about something we all think about. MONEY! We want more of it. We don't have enough. Alot of women have limiting beliefs and stories based on through generations that creates money blocks. And that's what we are talking about in this episode. Money like all things is a spiritual journey. Today we are going to take a spiritual l…
 
Have you ever felt unsupported by someone close to you when you've experienced success? Or have you ever felt a tinge of jealousy when someone achieves success or gets what you want? Jealousy and feeling unsupported is a normal part of the human experience. It's calling us to rise up to cultivate empathetic joy. Never heard of it? Well that's what …
 
Along with love, loss and grief is a natural part of EVERY person's experience. Some of the deepest pain we experience in life is the death of our marriage, loss of a loved one and the death of our child. Today we talk to a truly awe inspiring mother Shraddha Patel who has experienced both the loss of a marriage and child. She talks about the steps…
 
Sleep deprivation for parenting is a normal part of parenting BUT it doesn't have to STAY the norm. In this week's episode, I chat with Wee-Sleep Consultant Diana Martins to answer all your questions regarding creating healthy sleep foundations for infants, how to sleep train and best advice tips when dealing with toddler sleep regression and kids …
 
You may not know this but I've experimented with being sober curious for the past 8 years. Whether you participated in Dry January or not, if you're curious about the journey and experience about becoming sober (without being an alcoholic), take a listen to this episode. Not using alcohol as a crutch to numb, suppress or give me permission to let l…
 
Pregnant mamas want nothing more than to feel a bond with their baby during pregnancy. Sometimes It happens and sometimes It doesn't. But did you know that within the 9 months a mother has the power to clear the subconsious and karma of a child? In this episode you'll learn how to do that. If you're currently pregnant or are planning to get pregnan…
 
We all have arguments. We get triggered by someone and get into a heated debate, conflict or fight. Knowing how to stay calm and communicate respectfully and mindfully is learned and not innate. That's what we are talking about today. If you hate conflict and avoid it at all costs or if you confront conflict but not In the most constructive way thi…
 
So often when we think of karma we think of Justin Timberlake's " What Goes Around, Comes Around song... But this is such a small part of what karma Is really all about. In this episode: I break down the 12 laws of Karma everybody MUST know to live a fulfilled, whole and meaningful life. You'll learn how these 12 laws play a role in your life. And …
 
Ayu's BACK with a remarkable new episode for the new year! Can children learn about empathy? And how do we teach the difference between empathy and sympathy? Well have no fear, Ayu discusses these topics in a way kids (and grownups) can understand and he shares SO much more. Like his candid thoughts on elections, Trump and empathy. I'm not sure whe…
 
So you think you might be an empath? You feel deeply. Absorb peoples emotions. And a highly sensitive person. Being an empath isn't what it's cracked up to be if you haven't learned how to handle emotional overload. In this episode you'll learn how empaths can deal with sensory overload. How to feel safe in your body and set clear boundaries. How t…
 
Are you on a spiritual path seeking that ONE guru? That person who will blow you away with their presence, vision, wisdom? The one to give you all the answers, the path and tell you what steps to take so you finally feel at peace and feel like you have reached 'enlightenment'? Well that person doesn't exist. I believe you have to become the wise sa…
 
With kids schools being disrupted this year and programs like PE, art, music and yoga cancelled, these aren't just fun extra-curriculars, these are necessary for a child's mental and emotional well-being. In this episode, I chat with award-winning music artist, author and mindfulness for kids expert Kira Willey all about the importance of Music, Mi…
 
If you are trying to manifest something In your life and It's not showing up then you need to listen to this episode. You'll learn what's keeping you blocked from manifesting what you desire and the steps to truly raise yourself to be a vibrational match for what it is you desired. If you want to learn important nuisances of manifestation to make I…
 
Empathy is not a character trait that comes to us innately. And many of us mistakenly Interchange sympathy and empathy but they are 2 TOTALLY different characteristics. In this episode, I talk about how healing humanity can only come from embodying empathy for our fellow human beings. I talk about the difference between empathy and sympathy. How to…
 
People-pleasing and comparatives is the greatest forms of self-sabotage. But why do we do it and how do we stop it for good? That's what we are going to discuss on this week's podcast. How to break the need of external validation and support and how to develop deep unwavering self-worth. In this episode, I share life-changing tips so that you are n…
 
The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you might not expect — postpartum depression. In this episode, I sit with celebrity expert Ali Levine who candidly talks about her journey with postpartum depression and the resources and support that helpe…
 
What does therapy look like? Who does It help? And Is It just for crazy people? In a world where we have been taught it's not safe to have big feelings and being emotional makes you weak, therapy has picked up a stigma that only messed up people go to therapy. And that's just NOT the case. Today I talk with licensed marriage and family therapist Ar…
 
If you're using social media to show up BIG to share your brand, blog or business then at some point you'll find yourself confronted with a naysayer. I know your word of choice maybe #hater or troll but in this episode I share how our words have energetic frequencies. Labeling someone as a hater perpetuates duality, discord, defensiveness and disco…
 
To my pet lovers out there.... You ever wonder If your pet could talk what would they say? What If I told you just like there are people who are mediums and can talk to spirit guides, there are people who have the gift to communicate with animals? In this episode I chat with animal communicator, meditation teacher and Hot Mess To Mindful Mama autho…
 
In this bonus episode, I wanted to address one of the biggest fears you mamas shared with me on a recent Q&A Friday on my Insta Story. When I asked you what is your greatest fear so many of you are worried you wont' have a deep and trusting bond when your kids get older. You're wondering that every time you are impatient or lose your cool you are m…
 
One of the most difficult of parenting young kids are the meltdowns. What do we say? How do we stay calm? What If we try to help them take deep breaths but this triggers them even more? Riding through meltdowns requires a 3 step skilled process where we understand what and when to say the right thing. In this episode, I break the different brain st…
 
Nearly 40-50% of marriages end in divorce. Divorces are portrayed as stressful, contentious and bitter, but when children are involved it behooves us to ask is there a more amicable way to divorce and co-parent? As a former divorce meditator and collaborative divorce attorney I sit with attorney and mindfulness teacher Radhika Lakhani to dish all a…
 
If you're into teaching your kids about the meditation, yoga and mindful breathing then you gotta also teach them about chakras. In this Mommy/Ayu podcast Ayu takes the lead to teach you and your kids: 1. A kid-friendly explanation of chakras 2. Why they are Important 3. How we can keep our chakras healthy and balanced 4. And why the aura Is Import…
 
In this episode I sit with award winning, Ranavat skincare founder Michelle Ranavat to talk all about the power of mindful rituals and how to treat your skin like royalty. We dish about: How rituals like skincare regimes are a necessity to create micro-moments of bliss and presence for busy moms The difference between habits and rituals? How this m…
 
So you want to publish a book... Well I'm dishing about all the things I wish someone told me. In this episode I share my journey of being a published author plus 1. Tips on finding an agent 2. How to find an editor to help you write a book proposal 3. Plus all the tips and secrets I wish I knew when I was starting my writing journey. For all the m…
 
In this episode I sit down with author of the wildly popular book Well-Behaved Indian Women, Dr. Saumya Dave. We talk about the inspiration about her multi-generational novel. She puts on her psychiatrist hat to share her wisdom on how to stop seeking our parents approval She gives us a secret sneak peek inside the plot of her second novel and SO m…
 
Did you know on the spiritual journey many of us make a pit stop to spiritual egoland? Learn how this trickiest of ego's traps us into staying stuck I n our conditioning by giving us sophisticated and evolved spiritual reasons and beliefs for staying small. In this episode you'll learn how to break free from the spiritual ego so you can become your…
 
In addition to the usual nerves that come with going back to school, families are experiencing a whole new wave of emotions this year. There's fear of the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety about academic performance, and stress about virtual learning. Meltdowns. Big feelings. Lack of focus. Distractions galore. For kids AND parents. But as we re-ZOOM scho…
 
Trying new things and the fear of failing isn't fun and Is scary for kids. Grit, resilience and the confidence to face challenges and learn from mistakes Is something Ayaan and I want all children to learn. In this mini-episode, Ayu talks to your kids about 1. The Importance of a growth mindset 2.The difference between a fixed and growth mindset an…
 
We hear a lot about ego. The ego gets a bad rap and has a negative perception that we have to destroy I t. But what if the ego is a helpful and necessary part of the spiritual journey? In this episode I give you a clear picture of what the spiritual awakening process is about. And the REAL way to get release your ego without waging a war with It. T…
 
I welcome well-trusted, board certified Pediatrician Dr. Mona Amin from the wildly popular PedsDocTalk podcast and Instagram where she empowers parents through education to make the most well-informed decisions for our family. Today we are talking about all things Covid and Kids. With the confusion and conflicting information we are receiving about…
 
In this episode, I deep-dive into how to balance Pitta Dosha in the Summer season. late I'll discuss simple Ayurvedic lifestyle practices (food, self-care, exercises, yoga) to keep your body and mind balanced and stress-free in the hots, humid or dry Summer season. You'll learn the signs of Pitta Dosha imbalances, the foods that will balance out yo…
 
How do you get teens and tweens interested in meditation (without forcing or bribing them) making it fun and relatable of course. In this episode I have founder of Next In Mind, Gwen Joy Schanda giving you her best tips to inspire your tweens and teens to meditate. Gwen has taught hundreds of children at schools and one on one how to download what …
 
How do you approach the scary and uncomfortable topic of race and racism with kids? And what age is the right time? How do we help our children cope with the anxiety of Covid pandemic and the protests and deaths due to inequality and racism. In light of the powerful BLM movement, many parents are wondering how to talk about the deaths and unrest wi…
 
If you have ever asked yourself how do I get my hubby on board with mindful parenting? How do I inspire him to meditate without forcing him? How do I approach him about practicing meditation with our kids? If you're curious how our meditation and mindful parenting journey has evolved then this is the podcast episode you want to carve out a date nig…
 
One important the pandemic has taught us is simplification of our life. Today I interview Dr. Sonia Batra dermatologist and co-host of the CBS syndicated daytime talk show "The Doctors" to bust the myths about what simple skincare routines look like for busy moms. I'll be honest, I don't know much about skincare and all the products out there overw…
 
Rock bottoms are painful. But they lead to something beautiful If you use the right tools to ride through it Right now many of us are experiencing intense inner pressure and stress and anytime we are living with chronic stress for too long it can manifest in physical illness and dis-ease. This weeks guest Misha Vayner knows that from her own person…
 
Rejection is a natural, normal and unpleasant part of life. Nobody likes to be told "NO" especially when it's something you really desire. Most fear of rejection lies on the desire of needing approval from others and defining our self-worth based on that approval. Today I interview a guest who can shed some light on gaining a thick skin when it com…
 
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