Episode #94: Re-writing the story on motherhood with Lisa Olivera

Lisa Olivera is a writer, therapist, and creative who shares work centered around radical acceptance, cultivating compassion, and integrating our stories and full humanity. She is also a new mother, just five months postpartum at the time we recorded this episode.

Together we talk about the pressures and expectations of motherhood, the deep joy and grief of becoming a parent, and how having two tiny eyes on you all the time invites you to embody your values and step into your integrity. We also share our experiences of how becoming a mom made us change plans, say no, and honor our energetic capacities — even if it means disappointing people or ourselves in the process.

Our conversation is an invitation to love your life, grieve your dreams, feel the depth of each moment, and be fully human. Listen as we rewrite the story of motherhood together.


I shouldn’t have to feel guilty for saying no to something I didn’t have space for. I shouldn’t have to feel like I’m supposed to be able to do all of this on my own. I shouldn’t have to feel like I’m doing something wrong because I can’t do it all. Just noticing all the ways we’ve been programmed to distance ourselves from our own humanity.” – Lisa Olivera


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My book Root & Ritual is now available wherever books are sold!

My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom.

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