It asks us to look at what’s working, who we think we are, what we’re attached to, and how we value ourselves – and not just in the first weeks and months of motherhood, but over and over again.
But as we peel back those layers of identity and attachment, what does that leave?
As my guest this week – author, mama and now children’s book creator Amy Molloy – says:
This podcast is a reminder that we never stop asking ourselves this question – and that’s OK.
Healing happens when stories are shared in safe spaces. This I know for sure and some Amy Molloy has made a career out of living by and through and supporting others to do the same.
In this ep. we dive into some juicy, juicy topics like;
Why small talk is out.
When is it ok to share and why it's important to do the inner work first.
Why you don't need to be an expert to make a difference.
Why sharing your story is so powerful and so, so much more.
In March 2020, I was seven months pregnant when I said goodbye to my parents at the train station. They were meant to be in Australia for another four weeks before going back to the UK, but their airline had recommended they catch an earlier flight.
We hugged and cried, as they kissed my growing belly. I’ll never forget their blissfully naïve words: “We’ll be back right after the birth”. (The grief of raising a baby in 'Fortress Australia' cont. in link)
As life gets back to normal here, I can't help but feel a pang whilst loved ones back home are in lockdown.
I’ll always remember a conversation I had with my mom shortly after my husband died, leaving me widowed at the age of 23.“To me, you’re done,” she said. “If you do nothing else with your life this is enough for me.”
She had seen me nurse a cancer patient to his death; she’d watched me get married and, three weeks later, walk down a church aisle behind a coffin. I didn’t need to achieve anything else in her eyes.
We are so scared of death, we don’t discuss what an honour it is to watch someone die; to be present – really present – when someone takes their last breath, to lean in and breathe them in, to put your head on their chest as their heart stops beating and kiss their skin as it transforms.
A new report suggests widows should be able to procreate with their partner after their dead. Amy Molloy shares her opinion...
As I finished my gym session, I stopped to take a photo of my growing tummy in the studio’s full-length mirror. I smiled at the evolution of our latest family member but, unlike photos from my previous pregnancies, this selfie was not destined to become a #bumpie.
I’m currently five months pregnant with my third child – a little girl – but you wouldn’t know it from my social-media feeds because I’ve chosen to keep this pregnancy offline.
[PODCAST] There are so many ways Amy has turned her lemons into an opportunity to empower other people. Amy is a wealth of wisdom and knowledge and I’ve no doubt you’ll enjoy listening to this chat as much as I enjoyed chatting with her...
As my newborn baby cried in the next bedroom, I tried to keep my voice steady as I comforted my 2-year-old toddler. For the last week she’d been suffering from night terrors – the child who was previously always my ‘good’ sleeper, the child who I relied on to make evenings easier. This wasn’t how it was meant to be when I became a second-time mother...
As a journalist, who has specialised in writing about health and emotional wellbeing for over a decade you’d think I’d know the signs, of even a mild version. But mental disturbances are masters of disguise. They can convince you’re that they’re something else – work stress, sleep deprivation, the end of a cold. All of those elements were a factor but my feelings ran deeper.
In November 2019, author Amy Molloy successfully crowdfunded her first children's book, Storytelling for Healing: Imaginative Stories that Emotionally Soothe a Child – and the Adult Reading Aloud to Them. Here's how - and why - she did it ...
Amy Molloy is a nature-lover, journalist and author of the new book The World is a Nice Place: How to Overcome Adversity Joyfully, a compilation of ten years’ worth of research interviewing ‘inspiring survivors’ about how to emerge from the worse experiences of your life, whilst still hoping for the best. We chatted with Amy about practicing optimism, living in the present and how she personally healed – mentally and physically – by connecting to nature.
“…be really honest about where you are in the story of your life and share it with the right people who can support you through it.” – Amy Molloy
From a young age, Amy Molloy knew mental illness was rife in her family – especially among the women. Yet, by spending her life studying optimistic coping mechanisms, she believes she has finally broken the cycle. Here, she shares what she has learnt on her journey to happiness.