After experiencing the loss of her first son, just eight days after his birth, a young mother learns to grow around her grief – first by bringing her second son into the world, and then by becoming a life and loss coach, dedicated to helping others transform the pain of loss into strength.
You actually grow around your grief. (Yolanda, 21:56)
Yolanda Castellón is a life and loss coach supporting parents who have lost a baby before, during or shortly after birth. By asking the right questions, validating feelings, being present and offering a safe space to share, she empowers parents to transform the pain of loss into strength. Her goal is not to teach them how to live life after loss, but rather to help them unlock their own ways of moving forward.
When a young newlywed is diagnosed with an auto-immune disease and her journey to motherhood is put on hold, she decides to look at the challenge as an opportunity to learn all about pregnancy and postpartum, and launches a new podcast in the process.
I’ve always known that I wanted to become a mom. (Jessica, 4:45)
Jessica Lorion is the host and producer of Mamas in Training, a podcast that supports pregnant women and aspiring moms on their journey. With a background as a professional actor and voiceover artist in New York City, her mission on the show is to spread the importance of studying motherhood. She intends to use her voice and desire to connect with women everywhere, to share the lessons she has learned and provide community to those in need.
A British journalist living and raising her children in Barcelona embraces the unknowns of motherhood by founding MumAbroad, one of Europe’s leading online resources for international families.
We’re all unique as mothers. (Carrie, 7:05)
Carrie Frais is a British-born journalist who has lived in Barcelona for the last 20 years. She currently co-runs three companies, including MumAbroad, one of Europe’s leading online resources for international families. Carrie was one of the founders of Bremain in Spain, which campaigned against Brexit and now supports the rights of British citizens within the EU.
During the pandemic, Carrie edited and contributed a chapter to her first book, an anthology called #LivingTheDream: Expat Life Stripped Bare, which challenges some of the stereotypes about life away from ‘home’.