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Want to Reclaim Your Health? Speak Your Truth Now!

reclaim your truthThis is the truth I never thought I’d tell.

I offer it to you as inspiration and encouragement to reclaim your health.

A winter child born with a propensity for Seasonal Affective Disorder, I used to DREAD this time of year. The 30-day window between Solstice and my birthday has been fraught with challenges.

Lest you think it can’t be that bad, here’s a sampling:

My grandfather’s suicide right before Christmas. The death of my only true childhood friend on my 12th birthday. Severe postpartum depression. Repeated bouts of suicidal ideation. Biochemical storms and precious little outer light in my favored northwestern climes left me exhausted before the season began.

This time was known only as THE GAUNTLET.

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Welcome to The Real Truth about New Parenthood

The Second Nine Months by Vicki Glembocki

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Laugh along with Christy Harvey and her award-winning guest, Vicki Glembocki, as they break the New Mother Code of Silence. They will discuss Vicki’s book, The Second Nine Months: One Woman Tells the Real Truth about Becoming A Mom. Finally.

Vicki is irreverent, brutally honest and very funny – all in the same breath. Christy, an emotional health therapist and the Mommy Muse, is passionate about enlivening your resourcefulness and creativity as you make the profound transition into motherhood.


Alchemy for Moms Postpartum Mood Disorders Postpartum Survival Strategies Radio Show

Unexpected Blessings with Lauren Hale

Postpartum Mood Disorder Survivor

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Lauren Hale is a self-described “Survivor of Motherhood.” So far, she’s conquered Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder twice, Ante-partum Depression once, earned a NICU badge, and awakens daily thankful for the challenges that await her. Even if they include peanut butter covered children! Any time not spent cleaning peanut butter is devoted to providing peer support to families struggling with Postpartum Mood Disorders.

Join in as we explore Lauren’s journey. Discover what helped through her darkest times, and what her favorite resources are for YOU.


More about Lauren Hale

Author and Founder of the blog My Postpartum Voice and survivor of Postpartum Mood Disorder.

Postpartum Mood Disorders: Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Ante-partum depression, NICU Mom, Cleft Palates, breastfeeding, exclusively pumping, Speech Delay, Special Needs Kids, Peer Support, Resources, Sleep, kids, motherhood, parenting, marriage, addiction recovery, LIFE after Perinatal Mood Disorders.

Alchemy for Moms Postpartum Survival Strategies Radio Show

How to Make More Milk for Your Baby

Layout 1The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk!

Concerned about making enough milk for your baby?

Wondering how to make more milk?

Two lactation experts are here to help!

Separate fact from fiction with two leading experts who have been there themselves and are officially recommended by La Leche League International. Authors of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk will share the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way your body makes milk, and how babies contribute to your milk production.

Tune in for stress reducing suggestions for both time-honored and innovative ways to make more milk. Join Diana West and Lisa Marasco along with Christy Harvey, the Mommy Muse, to empower your life with information you need to know now.

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The Elusive Antidote to Helping Baby Sleep Through The Night

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Do you suffer through sleepless nights, and then during the day listen to heartless advice to let your baby “cry it out?”

Join Christy Harvey and her well-rested guest, Elizabeth Pantley, in helping baby sleep through the night. Discover how to help your baby fall asleep peacefully – and stay asleep all night long! They will talk about Elizabeth’s book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep through the Night.

Christy, an emotional health therapist also known as the Mommy Muse, knows first-hand that having adequate sleep can make all the difference in how a mom functions. Elizabeth, an educator and mother of four, is eager to offer tear-free sleep solutions to fit your personal parenting style.

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Prenatal and Postpartum Childbirth Counseling

Childbirth Counseling with Dr. Gayle Peterson

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Have you gone through the amazing process of childbirth?

Or, are you preparing to give birth for the first time?

Get ready to empower your life by joining Dr. Gayle Peterson and Christy Harvey, the Mommy Muse, as they discuss Dr. Gayle’s groundbreaking prenatal and postpartum birth counseling program! Discover how to gain strength, create a healthier family and improve your life with Dr. Gayle’s powerful tools.

Alchemy for Moms Postpartum Survival Strategies Radio Show

Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too

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Are you exhausted from caring for your family and neglecting yourself?

Do you compare yourself with other mothers who look more successful than you, and get mad at yourself when you make a mistake?

Join author Susan Callahan and Christy Harvey, the Mommy Muse, as they discuss the book Mothers Need Time-Outs Too: It’s good to be a little selfish. It actually makes you a better mother – by Susan Callahan, Anne Nolen & Katrin Schumann.

Discover how to make your life work better for you NOW!