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The Stillbirth

Stillbirth is much more common than people might think, with around one in 9 babies born sleeping every day, however it is a subject rarely talked about maybe because pregnancy is usually a time of joy and hope.

In this Wyse Woman podcast I talk to artist Zara Kolasinska who was 40 years old, 40 weeks pregnant and 4 days overdue when she lost her daughter Ginger.

Zara speaks so openly in our conversation about what happened to her and her husband and how she is continuing to grieve for and honour Ginger. She would also like to acknowledge the help she received from SANDS (The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) who guided her through the early days of her bereavement. 

If you have been affected by any part of Zara’s story, you may like to contact them.  ,

The Stories So Far

Usually Wyse Women podcasts are released on the full moon, but here is a bonus podcast to enjoy, after I was invited in to do a radio interview with Charlie Taylor for BBC Somerset to speak about podcasting and some of the amazing women I’ve interviewed so far.

The Creativity

Are you someone who longs to express yourself creatively but perhaps you worry about not being talented enough, not being able to support yourself financially or what people will think of you if you choose a life less ordinary?

In this month’s podcast I speak to singer/songwriter Anna Krantz about the challenges she has found in putting her creativity proudly out into the world and the wisdom she has found by doing so.

Anna talks about working with people like Ed Sheeran, having her music recorded by Cliff Richard and we also discuss how she accesses her creativity and what she does when that sacred connection isn’t there …

(The ultimate inspiration probably comes at the end of this podcast though when we play one of Anna’s amazing songs.) 

Further Reading

The Way of Grace

After a life devoted to her own inner work and extensive study of the world’s wisdom traditions Miranda MacPherson’s life (as she knew it) completely evaporated at the age of 36 – after a profound spiritual encounter in India. 

In this episode of Wyse Women she explains what happened and how her only choice in the process was to relinquish her grip of control and lovingly allow grace to guide her.

Miranda’s story offers insights and tools to help others navigate changes in their lives with elegance and grace … however it isn’t a journey for the faint hearted or for people looking to step back from responsibility. Far from it, listening to and living ‘the way of grace’ is an advanced spiritual practice which requires profound levels of presence and awareness.

Further Reading ...

If you enjoyed Miranda’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices

The Furmily

Most of us share an intense bond with our animal companions, and are naturally devastated by feelings of grief and sadness when a pet dies. 

However the pain of that passing isn’t always given the validation it might need with many of us brushing away those feelings with comments such as ‘I feel so silly, it was only a dog.’

In this episode of Wyse Women, Animal Communicator, Author and Lecturer Madeleine Walker talks about the extraordinary soul level connection we can create with our ‘furmily’ and also shares her own personal experience of grieving for her beloved 15 year old dog Winnie. 

Further Reading ...

If you enjoyed Madeleine’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices

The Lambs

It is estimated that around 1 in 7 couples in the UK will have difficulties conceiving which is a heartbreaking statistic for anyone who has a strong desire to have a family of their own.

In this Wyse Women episode, Jamie Linegar a natural health practitioner from Bristol talks about her challenges to become pregnant after being diagnosed with a condition that effects the way her ovaries work. She also talks about the treatment she went through with her husband and how they ended up going through the process of adoption when their attempts to get pregnant failed.

Of course Jamie also shares the wisdom she found on her journey to becoming a Mum – making this podcast a ‘must-listen’ for any women who has ever longed for a child.

 

Further Reading ...

If you enjoyed Jamie’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices