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A bold, vulnerable and honest weekly show for those courageous enough to believe they can have all the intimacy, health, money, relationships, fun, connection and self love they desire in life! If you believe having it all is possible and that YOU are the only thing separating you from your ideal life, you’re in the right place. In this podcast I share the mindsets, belief systems, personal habits, tools, accountability and support systems that I use daily to design my best life, all so you ...
 
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The Postpartum Circle

Maranda Bower, Postpartum Bliss Coach 

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A podcast for women who want to heal their body naturally in the YEARS after birth. Here, we dive into nutrition, sleep, hormone balance, fitness, and so much more. Hosted by Maranda Bower, Postpartum Bliss Coach and Womb Whisperer®, international speaker, 4-time best-selling author, creator of the Postpartum Nutrition Plan and Certification Program, and so much more. Join me as we dive into important topics surrounding your body and your healing after birth.
 
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Do you have principles? What are they? How do you use them? Are you confident that you know what living a principally based life means? Today I'm shining light on this idea of "principles" that so many self help gurus and successful people tout as the key to living a great life. You will learn the 5 key principles that I choose to live my life by a…
 
The formula currently available for those that are unable to, or choose not to breastfeed is not up to the standard that it should be. It has become something pushed more and more, instead of giving mothers the support they desperately need to have a successful nursing journey with their new baby. Fionnuala is sharing her story of how she got start…
 
Why does it feel so hard at times to not take things personally? We hear the phrase "don't take this personally" all the time. You've probably said it to someone before making some potentially hurtful or offensive statement. It's such an easy idea, but boy can it be tough! For me, I used to take things very personally. Growing up, my emotions would…
 
You’ve likely heard me talk about how raw vegetables and salads are not an ideal food for you in postpartum, and if you’re a vegan or vegetarian you may be wondering how on earth you’re supposed to get what you need in postpartum if those foods aren’t suitable for your body during that time. I’m going to break all of this down for you in this episo…
 
What are you playing for in life? Each of us have something we're striving for in our lives. Some reason that we're waking up each morning and doing what we do. You already know the power of being intentional and having a vision for your life. One powerful tool that I've used to help me become the person I want to become, is a personal mission stat…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/guilt-and-overwhelm-a-counselors-healing-journey-with-rose-elbert-ep28/ Overwhelm and mental health issues don’t have to be a part of your postpartum, but it can be so hard to find the help and information you need in postpartum to make that a reality. I am working daily to change this narrative. H…
 
What is something that you've always wanted to do, but you know you've let fear and discomfort hold you back? It's the first week of September, and that means Fall is officially here. You've been putting in deposits into your tank for a while now, and now it's time for you to act. In today's episode I'm setting up a context for getting into action …
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/the-truth-about-postpartum-hair-loss-ep27/ Postpartum hair loss has been deemed as a “normal” thing to expect after having a baby. Typically chalked up to hormonal changes, but the question remains, is hair loss during postpartum normal? With so many women experiencing hair loss during postpartum, …
 
In today's episode I'm sharing a way for you to learn how to change your relationship towards stress. If you're used to feeling stressed out with ish hits the fan, and you have been unable to shift that feeling, then tune in! I'm going to share with you how you can use exercise to learn how to deal with stress more effectively.…
 
For full shownotes go to: https://marandabower.com/motherhood-myths-and-mom-guilt-with-sarah-bilger-ep26/ Sarah Bilger shares with us about her journey to healing postpartum and why she became so passionate about it. Sarah spent much of her postpartum googling how to heal herself and feel better. She had been on a nutritional journey, starting befo…
 
This episode is all about FAITH, but not in the most widely used sense. I’m talking about having supreme confidence and trust in someone or something. I look at faith like this: FAITH = TRUST + SURRENDER. On Sunday September 11th, 2016, Sarah and I welcomed the birth of our daughter Maya. Through that experience I both witnessed and practiced the m…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/gallbladder-dysfunction-in-postpartum-ep25/ Did you know the gallbladder is a top reason for hospitalization in the first years after having a baby? With so many women experiencing gallbladder issues, which then leads to many other issues during the postpartum years, we want AND need to know why th…
 
By now you might have heard of the Tony Robbins documentary “I am not your guru”. It’s been making its way around Netflix and the internet. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend you give it a watch! Well, I checked it out the other day and can honestly say that few other documentaries have inspired me as much as this one. It wasn’t Tony Robbins who i…
 
For full show notes go here: https://marandabower.com/healing-myself-to-heal-others-with-lauren-tucker-ep24/ Join me as I talk with Lauren Tucker about her journey to healing in postpartum. Lauren spent much of her postpartum feeling very tired and unable to do daily tasks and dealing with symptoms that took quite some time to recognize as anxiety.…
 
Are you able to answer the question -- "What would have to happen in order for you to feel fulfilled in your life?" If you're struggling with feeling fulfilled then LISTEN UP! Today I'm sharing with you a very simple method for answering that fulfillment question, so you can both FEEL and BE more fulfilled in your life. Links: Purpose Webinar Havin…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/postpartum-and-homebirth-with-sarah-and-matthew-bivens-ep23/ Sarah and Matthew are taking us through their journey of the birth of their daughter and the preparations they made ahead of time for her arrival. They have such great information on the preparations they made and tips on how you can prep…
 
In today's episode I'm sharing an example of consistency that I experience in my life every week. His name is Robert Monroe and he has been on this podcast before. In the episode titled "“You Have To Move Your Feet”: A Story About Seeing the Beauty in All of Life’s Circumstances", Robert shares his inspiring story and message about moving through l…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/part-3-balancing-hormones-podcast-ep22/ This is Part 3 of a 3 part series in the podcast on Balancing Hormones, Part 4 is shared in my facebook group The Postpartum Circle, so be sure to go join! These episodes have been released through the month of July and August so if you missed the previous tw…
 
What subjects are off limits to you? What things do you avoid in your life like the plague? Most people have some topics that they refuse to address. These "taboo subjects" are robbing you of your power, your freedom and your life! If you want to truly have it all and live the life you're meant to live, then you MUST start addressing these things i…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/breastfeeding-trauma-and-planning-for-postpartum-with-jessi-sletten-podcast-ep21/ Jessi Sletten is joining us today on the podcast. She is a trauma-informed Postpartum Empowerment Coach, a Certified Lactation Counselor, and a Certified Postpartum Nutrition Coach. She helps moms exchange surviving f…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/part-2-balancing-hormones-podcast-ep20/ This is going to be Part 2 of a 3 part series in the podcast on Balancing Hormones, Part 4 is shared in my Facebook group The Postpartum Circle, so be sure to go join! These episodes will be spaced out and released through the month of July and August so make…
 
Where do you spend most of your emotional time and energy: in things you can influence or in things you have zero control over? If you're a proactive person who takes response-ability for their lives, then you absolutely focus on the things you can influence. Reactive people spend their time focusing on things that they have zero control over. The …
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/overwhelmed-and-depleted-to-thriving-podcast-ep19/ From completely depleted and overwhelmed to thriving and pregnant! My guest, Danielle is going to be sharing her story of this journey going from being overwhelmed and depleted in postpartum to finally thriving and pregnant. She owns her own busine…
 
Can you have it all? This was the question that launched this podcast. 5 years later, and my answer to that question hasn't wavered one bit: Yes, you absolutely can! There's no "...BUT" at the end of the statement either. You can have it all in life, AND I'll show you how it's possible! In today's episode I'm talking about why so many people get it…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/part-1-balancing-hormones-podcast-ep18/ This is going to be Part 1 of a 3 part series in the podcast on Balancing Hormones, Part 4 is shared in my Facebook group The Postpartum Circle, so be sure to go join! These episodes will be spaced out and released through the month of July so make sure you a…
 
Why do people, supplied with wisdom and a clear path of action, not experience breakthroughs? Why is it that we can be so clear that addressing our beliefs, paradigms and traumas around sex will be so healing and beneficial, but we never take the next step? Sex has been the most challenging and rewarding space for healing in my life. Challenging be…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/exercising-in-postpartum-what-you-need-to-know-from-bethany-gerry-podcast-ep17/ We have a very special guest, Bethany Gerry, on the podcast today! Bethany is going to be sharing her expertise on exercising during postpartum. Bethany is a fitness and wellness coach, and she specializes in the postpa…
 
What do you enjoy in the bedroom? How do you express yourself sexually (or not)? In life, self expression is a major part of understanding yourself, growing, living life to the fullest. It's the same in the realm of sex! Often we choose not to fully express ourselves in sex because of fear of judgement, pushback, ridicule, condemnation, and so many…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/hormone-and-nutrition-testing-what-you-need-to-know-podcast-ep16/ Does hormone and nutrition testing really help you get a better idea of your health and needs? A colleague of mine asked about my thoughts on these two very particular tests regarding hormone and nutrition testing. I wanted to share …
 
Does your sex life have to change for the worse after kids? We know of course the answer is “No, it doesn’t”, but how do you keep it from turning stale? How do you keep the fire burning for your partner after you’ve had a kid or two?" Today I'm bringing you a "SEX-PISODE" from my other podcast, Doing It At Home, where my wife Sarah and I get real a…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/johannas-story-of-recovery-podcast-ep15/ In this episode my guest, Johanna is going to be sharing the very personal story of her own postpartum battle. She just graduated from my one on one program and was in a very dark place before she met me. Johanna’s here to share her experience with everyone.…
 
How was your first sexual experience? How would you describe it in two words? Our first experience with sex tends to leave a lasting impression on us. Sex is viewed as a right of passage, a transition point where there's no going back. Some people enter into their first sexual experience having had healthy, mature and empowering conversations about…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/the-effects-of-inflammation-in-postpartum-podcast-ep14/ The topic of inflammation is one that I am incredibly passionate about. It is a work of science that is continually growing at really fast rates. What I'm going to be sharing with you about inflammation is very applicable not just to postpartu…
 
What is your sexual story? No, I'm not talking about a romance novel type of story. I'm talking about the narrative you have around sex, the one that was started many years ago with your very first encounters with the ideas, feelings and attitudes around sex. We all have a sexual story that was started when we were young and is being added to const…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/postpartum-dads-interview-with-joshua-maze-podcast-ep13/ While Mothers go through so much in postpartum, it’s important not to forget about the family unit and fathers during this huge change in everyone's life. In this episode, I chat with Joshua Maze about his personal journey through postpartum …
 
How stressed out do you feel right now? Have you dealt with stress earlier today or this week? We all experience stress, it's part of life. But not everybody relates to stress in the same way. You have your own go-to methods for dealing with your stress, and some are more effective than others. Years ago it became a personal mission of mine to get …
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/neurological-feedback-loop-of-your-postpartum-body-podcast-ep12/ I am sharing this training that is going to be a deep dive into neurology. We all have a neurological feedback system in our bodies. I am going to get a little “sciencey” on you but I promise it will be all worth it. The neurological …
 
How do you feel about meditation? What about meditating in the shower?? Meditation and mindfulness are two of the most powerful self care habits available to all of us. If you don't have a meditation or mindfulness practice currently, I highly recommend you start creating one (see my episodes on meditation for simple ways to get started). Over the …
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/healing-amy-a-5-year-long-postpartum-battle-podcast-ep-11/ We have a very special guest, ‘Amy’, on the podcast today! Amy is going to be sharing the very personal story of her own postpartum battle. She works in the finance industry and was in a very dark place before she met me. Amy is a client of…
 
Do you enjoy pain? Most people don't, and it makes sense. Pain hurts. Pain is uncomfortable. Pain isn't something that a sane person wants to run towards. Yet, what if I told you that pain was inevitable....that whether you chose to step up, stay put or step back, pain would be present. Would that change the choices you made? In today's episode I s…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/how-birth-impacts-your-postpartum-years-interview-with-dominika-buck-podcast-ep10/ We have a special guest, Dominika Buck on the podcast today! Dominika is a certified postpartum nutrition coach and business owner. She owns Above and Beyond Doula Care, which supports women in labor and during breas…
 
Where are you not feeling fully expressed? Self expression is one of the most important aspects of Having It All. Allowing yourself to be, do and say what is real and true for you is as important as breathing. However, it's a habit that can easily be overlooked and brushed aside. In today's episode I break down the importance of feeling fully expre…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/miscarriage-and-loss-podcast-ep9/ We are going to be talking about a topic that is likely going to be the hardest episode we will ever do on this podcast. I believe that this information should be readily available to you but unfortunately, it is not. Therefore, I am going to end the tendency to br…
 
What does "self love" really mean? Self love conversations are ubiquitous these days. Everyone's talking about. But beyond "positive self affirmations" and "choosing healthy foods" do we really know what self love means? Do we understand what the essence of self love is and how certain activities that we do, many times without thinking, are undermi…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/how-you-develop-depression-anxiety-and-autoimmune-disease-in-postpartum-podcast-ep8/ We are going to get into quite a hot topic around how the postpartum body actually gets depression, anxiety, and autoimmune diseases. While all bodies and backgrounds and situations are different, these different t…
 
No matter what your thoughts are on fasting, one thing that's undeniable is that you currently have some sort of relationship with food, with eating and with your emotions, and they are doing a dance together that's either raising your health or lowering it! For me, I love fasting as a tool for healing (physically as well as emotionally, mentally a…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/the-slow-postpartum-movement-interview-with-jojo-hogan-podcast-ep7/ We have our very first guest on this podcast, Jojo Hogan of Slow Postpartum! Jojo has been involved in the care of pregnant and postpartum women for nearly 20 years of her life. We get into a deep discussion on the importance of po…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/postpartum-hormones-are-they-really-out-of-balance-podcast-ep6/ Our hormones are responsible for everything. These little signals in your body are constantly sending out messages and controlling so much of what you experience in this world, no matter if you're postpartum or not. But in pregnancy an…
 
For full show notes go to https://marandabower.com/postpartum-nutrition-the-physiological-changes-that-shift-your-digestion-podcast-ep5/ In this episode, I share a lot of different information with you about all things relating to postpartum nutrition. I’m going to break some of the typical rules and stigmas, as this is one of my absolute favorite …
 
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