When You Can’t Think How to Get it Done
The Special Needs Parent Podcast
by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
7M ago
So often you know you want to add something - equipment, or space, or an experience, or a new learning, or even a rest - into your life or your family’s life and you’re overwhelmed by the realisation that there are a million reasons you can never fit it in. I get it, and I hope this episode brings validation for you and also helps with some bolstering or ideas that might support you. I’d love to share your ideas and tips with other listeners also, so please send me a voice message here or DM me on social media. Check in with me if you’d like me to treat with any specific issues in future episo ..read more
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Your Reminder Not to Give Up
The Special Needs Parent Podcast
by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
8M ago
Sometimes life just feels like it’s crushing you or leaving you behind and you can’t find the extra will to keep going, trying, fighting, loving, hoping, believing. If that’s where you are, then this episode is just for you. You deserve to know that you are valuable and you matter. You matter, even if you feel isolated or uncared for right now, even if you’re beating yourself up (on top of everything else), even if there such a heavy load on you that your body is screaming in pain and you can’t figure out how to drag yourself forward mentally, emotionally or physically. Hang in there. This epi ..read more
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Becoming Flawesome - Kristina Mand-Lakhiani
The Special Needs Parent Podcast
by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
8M ago
Kristina Mand-Lakhiani believes life is too important to be taken seriously and makes sure to bring fun into every one of her roles: as a teacher, mother, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and world traveller. Kristina helps her students to virtually hack happiness by taking them through her unique framework - “Hacking happiness” - a unique framework of balancing your life, taking in every moment, and paying close attention to the small daily choices. Kristina Mand-Lakhiani is an international speaker, entrepreneur, artist, philanthropist, and mother of 2 kids. As a co-founder of Mindvalley, a lea ..read more
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Creating Better Intimacy in Your Relationship (Part 3/3) - Kim Coffin
The Special Needs Parent Podcast
by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
8M ago
**Explicit Episode - Some Adult content is included in this episode. Check out the Q&A for this episode. We can't wait to hear your answers! This episode is focused on giving you insights and tools to boost your intimacy with your romantic partner. It's the final episode in a 3-episode series I've been privileged to do with Kim Coffin, a certified Trauma-Informed, Somatic (body-based) Empowerment, Sex, Love & Relationship Teacher, Speaker, Author, and Coach. Kim is a Number 1 Amazon Bestselling Author with a chapter in the book, "Love Thy Body: Sex Love & Relationships – A Co ..read more
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How To Start Rebuilding Intimacy in Small but Powerful Ways (Part 2/3) - Kim Coffin
The Special Needs Parent Podcast
by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
9M ago
**Explicit Episode - Some Adult content is included in this episode. Check out the Q&A and Poll for this episode. We can't wait to hear your answers! If you are one of the many women who are ready to enhance their intimacy, for their own sake, and to boost the quality of relationship that they have, then you'll want to tune in to this episode. Kim Coffin, a certified Trauma-Informed, Somatic (body-based) Empowerment, Sex, Love & Relationship Teacher, Speaker, Author, and Coach, shares insights and approaches that will help you level up your awareness of your own needs, likes, and ..read more
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Revitalising Your Relationship with Yourself (Episode 1/3) - Kim Coffin
The Special Needs Parent Podcast
by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
9M ago
One of the first things to feel the fallout when you are racing around and handling a lot in your life, or you are facing big life overwhelm, is your relationships become impoverished. For most of us, though, it is the relationship with ourselves that suffers the most and that causes follow-on challenges in every other area of our lives. And guess what: we often don't even see that as a problem we should be working on as a priority, because there are so many noisier issues waving their hands at us and jumping around. I am thrilled to have the expertise of a heart-centred, wise woman sharing he ..read more
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Demystifying Baby Development - Irene Martinez
The Special Needs Parent Podcast
by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
10M ago
In this video episode, I chat with Irene Martinez about how to take the complex world of baby development and simplify what we consider by focusing first on 3 areas. These areas, says Irene, tell us about foundational aspects of our baby's development. Better still, while the 3 areas are ideally to be focused on from as early in baby's life as possible (Irene recommends starting to build the awareness and focus from as early as a couple of months before baby is born), it is never too late to tune in on these areas. So if your child is no longer a baby, it still all applies, and you also can pl ..read more
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Cultivating the Ability to Celebrate Despite Overwhelm
The Special Needs Parent Podcast
by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
11M ago
Perhaps you live a life that stacks more demands before you get done with the challenge you’re already all-in on. Perhaps you’re the kind of person who goes all-in on everything you do. Whatever your particular circumstance, it’s likely that you’re always racing - physically, mentally, and/or emotionally to tie up what’s currently on your plate and move straight into the next thing, and the next, and the next. And that brings challenges, as I’m sure you know. Because you run out. Of drive. Of power. Of the will to keep pushing. And beyond that, and even more importantly, you run out of joy, ex ..read more
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Menstrual Tracking Boosts Your Ability to Show Up - Dinara Mukh
The Special Needs Parent Podcast
by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
11M ago
Did you know, Women, that tuning in to your menstrual cycle can attune you to fluctuations in not only your mood or emotions, but also the way your creativity, work competencies, and even inspiration may fluctuate during the course of your cycle? This is just the start of what Dinara Mukh shares in this interview. Tune in to learn about how we can better support our children who have menstrual cycles, as well as how our boys and men sometimes step in to give us love and support when they are aware of our cycles. Plus, Dinara shares a little about how men’s hormones fluctuate and impact their e ..read more
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Supporting Speech Development in Your Child - Lenora Edwards
The Special Needs Parent Podcast
by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
11M ago
When you have a choice between traditional face-to-face and online speech therapy, what are some considerations to keep in mind? And what are some approaches almost any parent can practice, right at home, to encourage speech or more vocalisation from their child? Lenora Edwards, a speech therapist with many years of experience in multiple settings, answers these questions and more, in this podcast episode. You can book a free 15-minute consultation here: www.BetterSpeech.com. For support and experience-sharing related to the Special Needs parenting journey, including issues like managing overw ..read more
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