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Unclassified Woman

Unclassified Woman offers an inspiring stream of conversation with women around the globe, who are building lives beyond society’s expectations. Part myth busting, part inspirational story sharing, Michelle Marie McGrath interviews amazing childless or childfree women, including authors, film-makers, activists, entrepreneurs, priestesses, leaders, speakers and creative mavens, who share their experiences and insights, while questioning the expectations of women everywhere. Michelle shares interviews with women all around the globe who are childless or childfree for a multitude of reasons. With almost 25% of women over 40 child-free by choice or childless through circumstance, it seems absurd that women still have to justify their decisions or endure pity about why they’re not mothers. Motherhood is not a mandate and yet so many women are made to feel ‘less than’ or viewed suspiciously or disparagingly, if they are creating a life of meaning beyond biological mothering. All of these outdated stereotypes lead to one dangerous assumption: what’s your value beyond being a mother? As mainstream society still tends to over-celebrate mothers juggling ‘it all’, and under-celebrate women who, whilst not mothers, have created lives of purpose and service. Unclassified Woman is the perfect antidote to limiting female narratives. In the second season, Michelle and her guests expanded on the creative power of ALL women. We explored the power of awakening womb consciousness. The womb or hara is the sacred creation portal from where we birth everything in our lives and yet the unlimited power within is as yet untapped by most women (and men) today. This includes working with the cycles of the moon, reconnecting deeply with the cycles of nature, aligning with the elements, harnessing the magic of the menstrual cycle and reclaiming the power of the divine feminine within. So if you’re interested in a stronger connection to Mother earth, increased intuition, more soulful sex, more creativity, feeling better in your own skin and joyously walking your own path – tune in! In order to ascend, we need to descend so let’s dive in together! Season 3 commenced was released in April 2018 and Season 4 will be released mid-2019. Each woman’s path in life is equally valid and sacred. Michelle is a Self-love Mentor for women birthing their soul gifts into the world. She offers one-on-one Womb Awakening Sessions, in person events, Intuitive Guidance/Distance Healing and the Sacred Self range of vibrational aromatherapy. www.michellemariemcgrath.com
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Dec 13, 2015

Welcome! Today’s Unclassified Woman is Stacey Copas, who is the author of How to be Resilient. She is Australian’s #1 keynote speaker and facilitator on turning adversity into an asset, and she has been featured in national media. Now taking on a new endeavour, Stacey is training for the 2016 Rio Para-Olympics after many years of inactivity.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How Stacey has not had a child due to personal choice and never desired to be a parent;
  • Stacey has a spinal cord injury and is in a wheelchair. People ask about her parenting/non-parenting intentions - often assuming incorrectly this is the reason for not having a child;
  • How Stacey has experienced separation from some friends over the years as they began having children and led very different lives;
  • Stacey discusses the “mythbusting” that goes along with daring to make a conscious decision to NOT have children;
  • Stacey has become comfortable when she has to answer questions about her choices;
  • Her advice for others is to have clarity about your values and what you find important in life;
  • She knew that she was here to make a difference in the world, but had to overcome the “little old me” syndrome.
  • The messages Stacey includes in her speaking about resilience as a growth opportunity include the following:
    • Take responsibility
    • Use empowering language
    • Have a support system around you

Resources:

www.howtoberesilient.com

www.staceycopas.com

How to be Resilient by Stacey Copas

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Dec 6, 2015

My guest today is Lisa Murray, who is the founder of Creativity Lab. She is an unconventional business coach and prolific writer. She invites you to collectively create a future to be inspired by via her live events and online programs. Join her for one of her free mini e-courses on Embracing Courage, Writing Wild, or Creating Money.

Lisa also offers the Nurture Project and holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and leadership. Lisa is launching three books this year, including Stop Waiting, Start Creating.

In this episode, Lisa covers the following topics:

  • Lisa didn’t desire to become a mother, so she was actually relieved when she reached that realisation and was able to put the associated stress aside.
  • Society “assumes” that every woman wants to become a mother.
  • Many people feel obligated to give unsolicited advice to others about the choice they have made being the right thing for everyone!
  • Having a child is only ONE kind of creative expression, but not the only one.
  • Lisa asks, “What would I like the world to be like 1000 years from now?”
  • “Exhaustion and burnout are the results of working hard for OTHER peoples’ dreams, and not your own.”
  • When Lisa was facing burnout, she made a list of the things that made her happy, and was only able to list four things at first!
  • “If you ever wonder if you are a leader, then go and play with a horse, because the horse will let you know if he is willing to follow you or not.”
  • Lisa’s favourite way to express her creative energy is by writing.
  • Lisa is inspired most by those who are kind and nurturing, especially when men show these qualities.
  • We should all be more compassionate in embracing our differences instead of labeling them “right” or “wrong.”
  • Lisa speaks about how we can encourage more tolerance in the world and eliminating stereotypes.
  • “Whatever you choose, you can have a fantastic life if you are YOU!”
  • Find out how focusing on the present moment can be the secret to happiness.

Find out more about Lisa's work at www.creativitylab.tv

 For more episodes of Unclassified Woman go to michellemariemcgrath.com

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