The Thriving Mama

Stephanie Davis

Hit pause on the hustle of motherhood for a sec - My name is Dr. Stephanie Davis. I’m a mom, just like you, who once felt lost in the swirl of parenting, self-development, and finding my own identity. This podcast is my heart-to-heart with you, the mom who's juggling it all and seeking balance. After years of deep-diving into what it really means to be a thriving mom, I'm here to share all that I've learned. From practical tips for managing daily stress to uplifting stories of moms who've reclaimed their confidence and joy, each episode has been carefully crafted to help support moms. Join me as we explore the art of thriving, not just surviving, in motherhood. Because your journey to rediscover yourself amidst the chaos starts right here. read less
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Episodes

12: Reframing and Reducing Mom Guilt with Dr. Sarah Wittry, MD
4d ago
12: Reframing and Reducing Mom Guilt with Dr. Sarah Wittry, MD
The Core Desired Feelings Worksheet for free by Dr. Sarah Wittry.Wanna chat and get more personalized support? I'm offering podcast listeners a free 20-minute Thriving Mama Check-In where we'll evaluate your physical, mental, and emotional health and provide useful resources to help you on your journey.Get ready for a special episode of The Thriving Mama as host Dr. Stephanie Davis sits down with Dr. Sarah Wittry, a physician and mom of four, to tackle the complexities of mom guilt. From balancing multiple roles, societal expectations and the importance of self-awareness and shifting beliefs, this conversation dives into the heart of modern motherhood. Discover practical tips for emotional regulation, the power of an intentional support system, and exercises to help you reconnect with your true self. Dr. Sarah Wittry is a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician, wife and mom of four living in Columbus, Ohio. She’s been through infertility and IVF, is a foster-adoptive mom, and has had many personal challenges with anxiety and burnout. Seeing a coach and learning about nervous system regulation changed Sarah's life, which led her to start her own coaching practice. Now she helps moms who work in the medical field to shift from overwhelm, frustration and feeling inadequate to finding sustainable energy, passion, and connection with themselves.Key Topics Discussed:Self-reflective practices to help moms prioritize themselvesExplanations of different emotional landscapesInternal vs. external expectations and strategies to reduce guiltThe importance of communal support for momsTools for defining core feelings and activitiesTimestamps:09:40 Resonating with chaos and loss of control.12:02 The pressure women can feel from societal conditioning.15:28 Prioritize self-care and avoid unnecessary comparisons.19:10 The misconceptions of being a stay-at-home mom.22:40 Changing external circumstances won't fix internal issues.24:04 The importance of boundaries, self-care, and introspection.28:09 Losing oneself in life transitions is especially common for women.29:44 An exercise to identify desired emotions and integrating them into daily life.35:13 Mom guilt can be alleviated with honest communication and support from others.41:42 Recognizing, understanding, and regulating your emotions and state.Guest Socials:Dr. Sarah Wittry | LinkedIn
10: How to Thrive as a Mom in Healing Profession Without the Burnout with Dr. Joni Francisco
28-05-2024
10: How to Thrive as a Mom in Healing Profession Without the Burnout with Dr. Joni Francisco
Join The Abundance and FLOW Community for helpers and healers with Dr. Joni Francisco.For personalized guidance, I'm offering podcast listeners a free 20-minute Thriving Mama Glow Assessment call.We'll evaluate your situation and, even if I'm not the right fit for you, I'll provide useful resources and support to help you on your journey.Join us on The Thriving Mama, where host Dr. Stephanie Davis and Dr. Joni Francisco unpack the profound effects of the subconscious mind on our well-being. Learn practical strategies for intentional living and self-care to combat burnout. Discover how embracing forgiveness and past traumas can lead to profound healing and productivity. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to enhance their physical and spiritual health. Don't miss these empowering insights to help you thrive personally and professionally! Dr. Joni Francisco is the owner of FLOW With Dr. Joni. She helps clients translate the messages their body sends them so they can truly find the root cause and heal. Her signature FLOW Method program is carefully curated to teach helpers and healers how to move the energy blocks and drains from their bodies and businesses. Then they can show up consistently for their clients, families and life, all while building abundance and FLOW. Dr. Joni enjoys living at the beautiful Priest Lake where she sees clients in person at her Priest Lake and Sandpoint Offices. She also loves being able to connect and help people across the nation with her virtual programming. She is building a community of connected helpers and healers wanting to find more Abundance and FLOW in their lives and businesses. Key Topics Discussed:The impact of the subconscious mind on daily behaviourThe importance of energy management and protection Holistic approaches to physical and spiritual well-beingThe challenges of burnout in motherhood and healing professionsResisting conventional healing methods while embracing holistic methodsTimestamps:06:24 Realizing the importance of healthy eating habits.15:50 Referring clients to specialists and embracing self-care.21:12 Committing to consistent fitness for family's health.30:29 Gratitude and forgiveness practices can shift biochemistry.36:00 Understanding how the subconscious shapes life and empowers change.40:20 Embracing intentional actions leads to personal growth.Guest Socials:FLOW with Dr. Joni | Website
9: Breathing For Nervous System Regulation and Emotional Resilience with Michael Roesslein
21-05-2024
9: Breathing For Nervous System Regulation and Emotional Resilience with Michael Roesslein
To find Michael's work, download his free 31 page e-book "Breathing for Nervous System Regulation".For personalized guidance, I'm offering podcast listeners a free 20-minute Thriving Mama Glow Assessment call. We'll evaluate your situation and, even if I'm not the right fit for you, I'll provide useful resources and support to help you on your journey.In this episode of The Thriving Mama, Dr. Stephanie Davis sits down with Michael Roesslein, a seasoned expert in functional medicine, nervous system regulation, and emotional healing. Michael opens up about his battles with anxiety, depression, and adoption-related trauma. He shares insights into how breathwork and somatic therapies paved the way for his healing. Dive deep into the significance of addressing trauma for holistic health, and discover how breathing techniques can dramatically shift your mental state, from panic attacks to calm in moments. Learn from Michael’s transformative journey and gain actionable advice on incorporating these practices into your daily life for enhanced health and well-being.Michael Roesslein is a producer, speaker, and facilitator with over 15 years of experience in the health & wellness industry. In 2018, lifelong challenges with severe depression and anxiety forced Michael to shift his personal and professional focus towards deeper layers of healing and advanced training in nervous system regulation, emotional healing, meditation, trauma-focused breathwork, and other somatic therapies. He has now completed training at the Luminous Awareness Institute, Dr. Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry program, and the 400-hour practitioner training in BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release. In the spring of 2024, Michael is opening Anima Somatic Self Discovery - where he will offer private sessions, small groups, workshops, and retreats focused on deep healing & transformation.Key Topics Discussed:The importance of breathwork in managing stress and anxietyThe role of trauma in health and wellness routinesBenefits and risks of various breathwork techniquesThe intersection of mental health, addiction, and physical healthHolistic approaches to healing and personal transformationTimestamps:04:25 Struggles with mental health, self-medication and self-destruction.15:04 Our awareness of trauma is an evolving experience.18:33 Somatic work and breathwork supports one's healing journey.25:25 The use of breath to process emotions effectively.42:11 Prayer, meditation, calming breath in spirituality is essential.Guest Socials:Michael Roesslein | Website
8: 3 Benefits of Setting Intentions for a Thriving Mama Life
14-05-2024
8: 3 Benefits of Setting Intentions for a Thriving Mama Life
For personalized guidance, I'm offering podcast listeners a free 20-minute Thriving Mama Glow Assessment call. We'll evaluate your situation and, even if I'm not the right fit for you, I'll provide useful resources and support to help you on your journey.In today's transformative episode of The Thriving Mama, host Stephanie opens up about her struggle with consistency in fitness—and how the simplicity of setting an intention resulted in life-changing momentum. Stephanie delves into the potent power of intention setting, the tangible benefits it can reap, and how it can turn chaos into aligned focus in your daily life. Whether you're looking to reignite your workout routine or find balance in motherhood, Stephanie's journey and insights are sure to inspire. Tune in to discover how mindful mornings can pave the path toward thriving as a mom.Key Topics Discussed:Stephanie's fitness journey and motherhood challengesOvercoming health issues with the use of consistencySetting intentions for daily wellness success and motivationEstablishing a daily routine for mindful, intentional morningsEmbracing resilience through positive mindset shiftsTimestamps:08:07 Efficient self-care strategies that help one to thrive in life.10:15 Setting intentions involves mindset, action alignment and practices.15:21 Setting clear intentions reduces stress and empowers our actions.18:16 Start with small goals to achieve more over time.Our Socials:Dr. Stephanie Davis | WebsiteThrive Mama Tribe | InstagramThrive Mama Tribe | Skool
7: How To Instantly Have More Energy As A Busy Mom with Dr. Rajka Milanovic Galbraith
07-05-2024
7: How To Instantly Have More Energy As A Busy Mom with Dr. Rajka Milanovic Galbraith
For personalized guidance, I'm offering podcast listeners a free 20-minute Thriving Mama Glow Assessment call. We'll evaluate your situation and, even if I'm not the right fit for you, I'll provide useful resources and support to help you on your journey.On this transformative episode of The Thriving Mama, host Dr. Stephanie Davis sits down with energy maven Dr. Rajka Milanovic Galbraith. They dive deep into the challenges of motherhood, underlining the crucial role of self-care in maintaining vibrant health. Rajka shares her life-altering journey through the lens of functional medicine and imparts invaluable insights on combating fatigue, bolstering nutrition, and the profound impact of self-care. Prepare to be empowered as they teach you practical strategies for reclaiming energy. These two are dedicated to helping every mom thrive.Key Topics Discussed:Motherhood challenges and the importance of self-careSeeking support through local mom groupsInvesting in health to prevent serious issuesThe role of diet diversity in immune functionStress management strategies for busy mothersTimestamps:12:48 Nutritional deficiencies, toxins and stress can impact energy levels.13:56 Toxins deplete nutrients, injure mitochondria and cause distress.19:07 A simple food practice: Eating a balanced plate and limiting meals.21:38 A diverse diet supports immunity and serotonin production.23:40 Overeating carbs at dinner affects sleep and energy.28:43 Prioritizing self-care, utilizing community support and connection.Guest Socials:Dr. Rajka | WebsiteDr. Rajka | InstagramDr. Rajka | Facebook
5:  Could Trauma Be Affecting Your Ability To Be A Good Mom?
23-04-2024
5: Could Trauma Be Affecting Your Ability To Be A Good Mom?
For personalized guidance, I'm offering podcast listeners a free 20-minute Thriving Mama Glow Assessment call. We'll evaluate your situation and, even if I'm not the right fit for you, I'll provide useful resources and support to help you on your journey.Get ready for an intimate and transformative episode of The Thriving Mama with Dr. Stephanie Davis. This solo episode dives into the depths of trauma, both visible and hidden. Journey with Stephanie as she uncovers the roots of her recent emotional cascade, linking it to generational trauma and everyday triggers. Discover powerful insights on how past pains shape our present selves and learn practices for healing, such as the creation of a "freedom list." Whether you're touched by trauma or seeking a deeper understanding, this episode offers tools for forgiveness, gratitude, and reclaiming your inner strength. Key Topics Discussed:Understanding and identifying trauma triggersThe impacts of generational traumaThe power of forgiveness in healingThe influence of trauma on subconscious programmingGratitude as a tool for overcoming traumaTimestamps:07:04 How trauma impacts daily life in subtle ways.11:52 Emotional regulation and the feeling of control in one's life.13:06 Multiple tragic deaths that led to big epiphanies in life. 16:21 Awareness leading to starting work on trauma therapy, methodologies.21:26 Consciously practice gratitude throughout your day and nightly.24:13 Starting a forgiveness process through acknowledging and forgiving.Our Socials:Dr. Stephanie Davis | WebsiteThrive Mama Tribe | InstagramThrive Mama Tribe | Skool
4: Is The Subtle Power of Plant Medicine The Key To Transforming Your Mom Life? with Dr. Maya Shetreat
16-04-2024
4: Is The Subtle Power of Plant Medicine The Key To Transforming Your Mom Life? with Dr. Maya Shetreat
For personalized guidance, I'm offering podcast listeners a free 20-minute Thriving Mama Glow Assessment call. We'll evaluate your situation and, even if I'm not the right fit for you, I'll provide useful resources and support to help you on your journey.You can access the first 3 chapters of The Master Plant Experience and to learn more about the Quantum Drops you can check them out through Dr. Maya Shetreat's affiliate link.In this captivating episode of "The Thriving Mama," host Stephanie Davis dives deep with guest Dr. Maya Shetreat, exploring the transformative power of nature and using Quantum Drops in motherhood. Maya, a pediatric neurologist and plant medicine guru, navigates us through sensory experiences, community connections, and life transitions. All the while sharing her profound insights on healing, embracing the feminine, and nurturing our children. Stephanie opens up about her journey with Quantum Drops and reveals the profound impact they had. Join us on this enlightening journey to harmonize with nature, empower our intuition, and ultimately thrive as mothers. Dr. Maya Shetreat, MD, is a neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, ceremonialist, and author of The Dirt Cure and the newly released The Master Plant Experience: The Science, Safety and Sacred Ceremony of Psychedelics. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Telegraph, NPR, Sky News, The Dr. Oz Show and more. Dr. Maya created Quantum Drops, a vibrational Master Plant product that is safe, legal, and deeply transformative. She is also the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she offers training for psychedelic-informed practitioners as well as an upcoming Quantum Practitioner Certification.Key Topics Discussed:Quantum drops and their integration into daily lifeNature's healing powers and plant medicineImportance of community in motherhoodEmbracing holistic approaches in healthcareRole of master plants in transformationTimestamps:10:03 Food is important for the immune system.16:09 Professional and personal journeys are nonlinear and unpredictable.17:05 Challenging societal norms to advocate for balance and truthfulness.21:04 Psychedelic plants are considered masters and grown for their reciprocity.24:10 Questioning doing something? Then discover a profound shift with Ayahuasca songs.33:16 Grief and loss held in collective consciousness.40:00 Supporting transition, integrating change, and connecting in the community.45:41 Using altered brainwaves for emotional and trauma work with plant-based ceremonies.48:07 Practicing intuition to stay centred as a mother.Guest Socials:Dr. Maya Shetreat | WebsiteQuantum Drops | Website
3: Why Your Husband Needs To Be Your Rock After Having a Baby with Alexander Om
09-04-2024
3: Why Your Husband Needs To Be Your Rock After Having a Baby with Alexander Om
For personalized guidance, I'm offering podcast listeners a free 20-minute Thriving Mama Glow Assessment call. We'll evaluate your situation and, even if I'm not the right fit for you, I'll provide useful resources and support to help you on your journey. On this episode of The Thriving Mama, join host Stephanie Davis as she welcomes Alexander Om, a new father embracing the sacred journey of parenthood. Dive deep into a discussion about the transformational power of birth, the role of fathers in creating a nurturing environment, and the importance of self-care in the postpartum period. Discover how Alexander balances the responsibilities of fatherhood with his wife's fulfillment, and learn why co-sleeping and community support are pivotal for thriving in motherhood.Alexander is a storyteller, a community leader, and a coach of consciousness and business.He is on a mission to connect the leaders of “The New Earth”, helping them to remember their purposes and bring those gifts to life in a tangible way that helps us all heal and evolve.Over the past 10 years, he has directly helped over 500 entrepreneurs grow and expand through his private coaching practice, as a Partner in the Soulful Sales Company and by hosting epic international retreats.Alexander is bringing his message to life as a writer, photographer, and speaker. He believes that everyone is here on purpose and that by approaching our life through the lens of consciousness, we can remember our divine wisdom, heal at a deeper level, and create true miracles in our lives, our businesses in the here and now.Key Topics Discussed:Birth experience likened to plant medicine ceremonyFather's role during the birthing processEmbracing co-sleeping for improved family sleep cyclesNavigating postpartum with intentional self-careIntegrating masculine archetypes in parenthoodTimestamps:05:50 Having a child brings unpredictable and permanent changes.09:19 Excitement about purging and morning sickness.10:06 Appreciation for journey, preparation, and adaptation.20:46 The suggestion of co-sleeping to provide comfort and closeness for baby and mom.24:41 Balancing work, family, and personal time.25:15 Parenthood brings a unique and lasting perspective.33:30 Choosing fatherhood is not a burden.34:53 Reflection on masculine identity through shared experience.Guest Socials:Alexander Om | Instagram
2: Are Connection and Community The Missing Pieces of Your Health Puzzle? with Cara Kelley
02-04-2024
2: Are Connection and Community The Missing Pieces of Your Health Puzzle? with Cara Kelley
For personalized guidance, I'm offering podcast listeners a free 20-minute Thriving Mama Glow Assessment call. We'll evaluate your situation and, even if I'm not the right fit for you, I'll provide useful resources and support to help you on your journey.Feel free to join our women's entrepreneur community at www.thekelleyeffect.com/rawOn today's episode of The Thriving Mama, host Stephanie Davis is joined by guest Cara Kelley for an enlightening discussion on the role of community in motherhood and entrepreneurship. Dive into the heart of vulnerability as Cara shares her insights on overcoming self-judgement, fostering genuine connections, and the power of asking life-changing questions. Learn how to find your tribe and take actionable steps toward creating meaningful relationships. Whether you're navigating the discomfort of new social interactions or seeking strategies to reconnect in a post-pandemic world, this conversation is a beacon for mamas striving for authenticity and support.Meet Cara Kelley, the guiding force behind The Kelley Effect and R.A.W. Entrepreneurs. Hailing from Australia and exploring the world, Cara discovered her passion for fostering connections in a fragmented society. With a background in education, she specializes in leadership development training, creating thriving communities of female entrepreneurs, and delivering impactful speeches at global empowerment conferences.Cara faced the challenges of isolation as an entrepreneur in a foreign country, sparking a realization: the world needs genuine connections. In today's post-pandemic landscape, she addresses the workplace silos, emphasizing the crucial role of quality connections for longevity and the productivity boost within community-focused cultures.Cara Kelley is your guide to overcoming isolation and building meaningful connections. Through The Kelley Effect and R.A.W. Entrepreneurs, she empowers individuals to find belonging and purpose, making her a beacon of support in an interconnected yet often isolating world.Key Topics Discussed:Overcoming self-judgement with patience and kindnessGratefulness in discomfort, building community tiesImportance of authenticity in vulnerable sharingInfluence of social media on communal connectionsPhysical and mental benefits of authentic interactionsTimestamps:04:22 Challenges of isolation for moms and entrepreneurs.09:18 The need for in-person connections for true community.17:19 Social activities improve heart rate variability for longevity.21:18 Encouragement to write things down before speaking to ease anxiety.23:56 The ability to foster community through writing.29:07 Practice gratitude, question your thoughts, and remove negativity.Guest Socials:Cara Kelley | Instagram
1: My Journey and Passion for Why I Love Helping Moms
25-03-2024
1: My Journey and Passion for Why I Love Helping Moms
For personalized guidance, I'm offering podcast listeners a free 20-minute Thriving Mama Glow Assessment Call. We'll evaluate your situation and, even if I'm not the right fit for you, I'll provide useful resources and support to help you on your journey.Welcome to The Thriving Mama podcast, where we aim to help you not just survive, but thrive in motherhood. In this episode, host Dr. Stephanie Davis, shares her personal journey and experiences that led her to start this podcast. She delves into her own transformation from aspiring doctor to holistic healer and the pivotal moments that shaped her approach to health and wellness. She emphasizes the importance of self-care for moms and discusses the inspiration behind creating this podcast, to support and empower mothers worldwide. Join in as we explore all aspects of mom life and learn practical tips and insights to move towards thriving. If you're a mom seeking support and a like-minded community, this episode is just for you.Dr. Stephanie Davis, DC, MSc(c), IFMCP(c) is a functional medicine practitioner, subconscious and trauma therapist, researcher, speaker, and most importantly, a Mom. Like you, I want to be the best Mom I can be and that requires us to prioritize ourselves. I believe that we are all capable of having thriving lives if we focus on all aspects of health- physical, mental, and emotional. Over the last 18 years, I've helped thousands of women and children all over the world discover the roots of their symptoms and conditions, craft programs to solve their issues, and empower them with knowledge for the future. I found my way into functional medicine and trauma healing because of my own health challenges: severe childhood allergies, dysmenorrhea/PMS, hormonal migraines, Hashimoto's, biotoxin illness from mold/mycotoxins, Epstein-Barr virus, Lyme, and Bartonella, emotional trauma and recently perimenopause challenges. What I discovered on my own healing journey is that even though addressing my symptoms through functional medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle helped, it was the emotional and trauma healing on the subconscious level that moved the needle the most allowing me to thrive. It is this combination of subconscious emotional and trauma work combined with targeted nutrition and lifestyle change that brings transformation and allows the moms I work with to go from surviving to thriving in the Thriving Mama Program. I've trained with Institute for Functional Medicine, The Kalish Institute, Apex Energetics/Datis Kharazzian, HeartMath Institute, Ziva Meditation, Shetreat Certification, and Psychosomatic University among others.Key Topics Discussed:1. Motherhood challenges2. Holistic health3. Prioritizing your health as a Mom4. Community support for MomsTimestamps:00:00 Stephanie discusses balancing roles as a mom, wife, and professional.04:41 Her journey on becoming disillusioned with her medical career.06:44 Her transition to natural medicine.10:28 Deep subconscious work led to transformative health shifts for Stephanie and ultimately led her to create The Thriving Mama program, community, and podcast.Our Socials:Dr.Stephanie Davis | WebsiteThrive Mama Tribe | InstagramThrive Mama Tribe | Skool