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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 All of these outdated stereotypes lead to one dangerous assumption: what’s your value beyond being a mother?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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Feb 20, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is Catriona Pollard, founder and director of CP Communications, one of Australia’s most respected and innovative PR agencies. She is an international speaker and popular media commentator who made the transformation to the public eye; she shares these experiences in her writing and speaking. She is the author of From Unknown to Expert: How to Use Clever PR and Social Media to Become a Recognised Expert, which is a step by step program.

Catriona has helped thousands of people use her program to success. She is passionate about social media, public relations, business and bringing it all together, in real financial success for entrepreneurs and organisations. She shares insights on her blog: www.catrionapollard.com. She is also a successful artist and sculptor and you can find her work at www.theartofweaving.com.au

In this episode, Catriona shares the following:

  • Catriona wanted to be a mother, but never had the right relationship at the right time.
  • She went through a 6-7 year grieving process because she NEVER imagined her life without a child.
  • Looking back on that difficult grieving time, Catriona realises that she should have sought counselling for her loss.
  • She finally realised that her life was a blank canvas: “What is my life going to be? What are the positives about my circumstances?”
  • She focused on building her business, personal development, public speaking, art and creativity.
  • Catriona has figured out how to turn the negatives into positives.
  • “Do you keep sitting in the loss or do you use it in ways to propel yourself forward?”
  • We should all avoid blanket statements that pass judgment on others’ choices.
  • She explains how she feels and responds to the question: “Do you have children?”
  • She manifests her creative energy through artwork, writing, and public speaking.
  • She has realised the value in telling the stories of our lives.
  • Catriona knows that many people in the world don’t have the chance to enjoy life and make it something beautiful.
  • Find out more about Catriona and her business at www.unknowntoexpert.com

I do hope you enjoy this episode. Please subscribe and share with a woman who would benefit from this wisdom. Thank you! For more go to www.michellemariemcgrath.com

Feb 7, 2016

Welcome! Today’s guest is Adrea Peters, who is a writer about all her obsessions, such as love, physics, food, wellness, logic, grace, cleverness, word play, and imagining the best in herself and others. Adrea retired at age 42 to write full-time. She graduated with a journalism degree as valedictorian of her class at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and then earned her master’s degree in Popular Fiction Writing from Seton Hall University.

Adrea has co-authored several books and apps. In 2015, she and her business partner created Storyteller Ink. It’s a company dedicated to serving writers and helping them find success in completing a book in nine months’ time. If you are an aspiring writer, then Adrea has the plan to help you achieve success! Join us!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How BOTH choice and circumstance have played into Adrea’s life choice to NOT be a parent;
  • How Adrea knew IF she ever had a child, she would want to have a life partner with whom to share the experience;
  • “The rules that people follow just aren’t priorities for me.”
  • “I nurture all the time and feel maternal and like a mom in many ways.”
  • Adrea’s two main life goals are to find a mate she loves and to have success as a writer;
  • How she has never felt external pressure to have children;
  • Adrea believes that women need to take the time to get to know themselves;
  • Moms need time and space that their busy, demanding lives don’t often allow;
  • Being feminine and being a mom are NOT the same things;
  • Adrea has creative expression through the time she has to herself, to come to new understandings and awareness that she can share with others;
  • How Adrea has dedicated her life to bettering relationships between human beings;
  • “It’s the little things each day that connect us to others.”
  • How Adrea would never use the terms “childfree” or “childless” to describe herself;
  • Adrea urges all women to take charge of themselves and their identity.

Find out more about Adrea and her work at www.adreapeters.com and

www.storyteller-ink.com

I do hope you enjoyed this episode. Please subscribe and share with another woman whom you feel would find helpful. Thank you so much for listening.

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