In this episode I sit down with Robin Kaplan, founder of the San Diego Breastfeeding Center and author of Latch. Robin has her Masters in Education and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. In this episode we explore the experience of going back to work for breastfeeding families from an emotional, relational, and logistical perspective. Robin shares some incredible resources in the episode, here are links to the resources mentioned:

Free Guide to Going Back to Work for Breastfeeding Parents

Breastfeeding for the Working Parent E-Course (with $15 discount code for Holding Space listeners)

Resource for laws that protect breastfeeding and pumping parents' rights for pumping at work

Amazing resource for thinking outside of the box for pumping locations

DIY Breastfeeding video on baby-led bottlefeeding



In this episode I virtually sit down with online therapist and digital nomad Dr. Therese Mascardo @exploring.therapy. We talk about what it means to offer teletherapy and ways to make therapy more accessible. We also explore the ways that therapists are showing up in the digital arena in platforms like Instagram. I ask her questions about the ethical/legal considerations and why she thinks it's important that we continue to show up in the digital world and continue to work on addressing regulations and policies. Dr. Therese offers mentorship and courses to professionals interested in doing this work, which you can read more about here!

The link to read more about the Association for Healthcare Social Media that was mentioned in the episode is found here.

To join the waitlist for my Growing a Modern Private Practice e-course click here!

In this episode I share my conversation with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sophie Mort. Together we discuss our experiences with an evidence-based clinical approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We explore the ways this approach supports a new relationship to our emotions, as well as the role of values and mindfulness in creating meaningful and sustainable change. To follow Dr. Sophie's work on social media you can find her @_drsoph, and to read more about her work and find resources through her blog you can find her at A resource mentioned in the episode is the Happy Not Perfect app, which you can find here!

In this episode I share my conversation with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Vienna Pharaon. This episode is all about boundaries! We define the different types of boundaries that can show up in our intimate relationships and the ways these levels of boundaries can lead to connection and protection. We explore how to both set and keep healthy boundaries and ways that boundaries are challenged from dating to parenthood. You can follow Vienna's work @mindfulmft and you can keep up with her private practice in New York and course/workshop offerings at

In this episode of Holding Space Podcast, I virtually sit down with Lisa Olivera, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Lisa and I talk about her approach to therapy which is: human first, therapist second. We explore the power of stories, and Lisa shares her own. At the end we talk about finding our voices as therapists in the larger wellness arena and stepping into the land of social media as licensed professionals. I'm so excited to share Lisa's warmth and wisdom with all of you! For the incredible resources she shares on social media you can follow her @lisaoliveratherapy. If you're interested in reading more about her services and work you can also find her at

In this episode I sit down with Krystal Festerly, writer and founder of Gather the Village, a magazine aimed at building community through honest storytelling. Krystal's superpower is her ability to show up as fully human, honoring her truth and vulnerability as a bridge to connection with others. Krystal describes the impact of facing our mortality through her husband's health fragility, and how she is discovering the true meaning of her life during this most painful period. To continue to follow Krystal and her family's journey, you can do so here and @krystalmfesterly. You can connect with Krystal's work and community at Gather The Village, and you can read her poetic words through the hashtag #WhenIGetToThinking. To directly support her family, you can do so here.

I'm back from podcast sabbatical :) and so happy to share this new episode with all of you! Ashley Neese is a breathwork teacher and author of the book How To Breathe. In this episode we explore how Ashley came to do this work. We also unpack the power of breath, and the ways that breath shows up as a landing space in both our harder moments and in the joys of simple moments. We explore the relationship between our breath, our emotions, and our bodies. I also share an e-mail that Ashley sent to me a year ago when she needed to create some space in her life and couldn't record an episode at that time. I believe this e-mail is a beautiful representation of how we can create space while also honoring our relationships. You can follow Ashley Neese on social media here and at You can also buy her book here!

This episode is sponsored by Fusion Academy. Fusion is a revolutionary school, offering a completely personalized learning experience for middle school and high school students. Through their thoughtfully-designed approach of Love, Motivate, Teach, Fusion sees students change their understanding of themselves and the futures they have the power to create. You can read more about Fusion by visiting their website at 

In this final episode of 2018, I sit down with illustrator and designer Kelli Murray. Kelli is the owner and designer of children's clothing brand Rylee and Cru and their sister brand Quincy Mae. Kelli shares with us her background and how she built her businesses. We then go beyond the brand to discuss motherhood, the myth of balance, Kelli's long history with health issues and chronic pain, and her relationship with God and spirituality. This is a vulnerable conversation between two good friends, that Kelli was gracious enough to allow me to record and share with all of you. To continue following Kelli, you can find her on social media @kelli_murray, @ryleeandcru, and @_quincymae

In this episode I share my conversation with transgender activist and leadership coach, Aaron Rose. In our dialogue Aaron and I journey beyond the gender binary, discussing healthy masculinity, transgender inclusion, compassion fatigue, and ways we can step into the arena of transforming division to reclaim peace and true belonging. If you're interested in learning more about healthy masculinity, Aaron has a 2-week Conscious Masculinity intensive starting December 1. For more information on that event click here. You can continue to follow Aaron's work at @aaronxrose and at

In this episode of Holding Space Podcast, I sit down with Dr. Christine Sterling, OB/GYN. You may remember Dr. Sterling from an earlier episode where we discussed preparing for motherhood during pregnancy. In this episode Dr. Sterling offers education on a woman's menstrual cycle, and the impact hormonal changes can have on our energy, behaviors, labido, and mood. With our menses in mind, we unpack the history of the women's movement and the rejection of discourses connected to "the hormonal woman" that followed. In this exploration, we identify the agency that can be found in understanding our cycles and bodies, while reclaiming the truth that we are more than our hormones. We discuss the shame often experienced around our periods and sex organs, and how we can educate and talk to our daughters. To follow Dr. Sterling's work you can find her here and connect with her on social at @drsterlingobgyn.

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