The Beauty Load - How to feel good enough in your body
5. Accepting our mama bodies with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz
There are few moments in a woman's life in which her relationship with her body is catalysed into change more potent than the journey into motherhood. The media and instagram tell us of women bouncing back to their pre baby body, but is this real and is it necessary? In this episode I speak to matrescence expert, leader and activist Amy Taylor-Kabbaz about the pressures of matrescence and where it overlaps with the pressure to always look good, aka the Beauty Load. Amy shares some of the struggles she has observed and some beautiful rituals and tools she has shared with the women in her communities. Amy is passionate, fired up and a wealth of knowledge in this area and we dive deep into this topic.
Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is a Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Journalist, Matrescence Activist and Mama of three. After more than a decade covering breaking news and current affairs for the ABC around the country, her 'traditional' career took an unexpected turn when she found herself lost, overwhelmed and diagnosed with a thyroid condition after the birth of her first daughter.
14 years - and two more babies - later, she is now the best-selling Hay House author of Mama Rising, the host of the ‘The Happy Mama Movement’ podcast (with more than 400,000 downloads), an internationally awarded Life Coach and runs numerous online programs for mothers all over the world, expert contributor to media outlets around the globe.
Where to find Amy
website - amytaylorkabbaz.com
Happy Mama podcast with Nicole as guest- amytaylorkabbaz.com/captivate-podcast/211
Instagram - instagram.com/amytaylorkabbaz
Nicole Mathieson has impacted the lives of thousands of women through her writing,
speaking, podcasts and work as a counsellor.
In the therapy room, Nicole sees the Beauty Load doing its self-esteem-stealing damage in
real time as she helps her clients grapple with not feeling good enough to love.
By sharing her own awkward stories and negative self-talk, Nicole inspires a deep exhale
of recognition from her clients and readers alike, who, for possibly the first time, realise they
are not alone, not crazy and absolutely not inadequate.
The Beauty Load is Nicole’s first book.
About the Book
Do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to others, and feeling like
you don’t measure up?
This is the Beauty Load in action, and here’s the thing: it’s not personal, in fact
it is inevitable in this world obsessed with beauty.
Our personal perception of our beauty, or the lack of it, can make us feel anything
from numb to anxious, stressed and ashamed, and at worst like we don’t belong and
that we are not worthy of being loved.
In the Beauty Load, counsellor Nicole Mathieson exposes the damaging and
unrealistic beauty pressures society places on women, and shares how to lighten the
load for good through awareness, self-compassion and a realignment with your
Reclaim your freedom, confidence and self-love.
Instagram @nicole.mathieson @the.beautyload
Buy the book nicolemathieson.com/thebeautyload