Welcome to The MotherPod, a podcast from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, designed by moms, for moms, to create conversations focused on staying healthy through the journey of motherhood.
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Heart Health Awareness
Healthy Heart Habits for Moms ft. Dr. Heather Johnson (UW School of Medicine and Public Health, MyHEART)
Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, as well as co-director of UW Health’s Advanced Hypertension Program. As an NIH-funded health services investigator, preventive cardiologist, and Clinical Hypertension Specialist, her research parallels her clinical interests in improving the quality as well as timeliness of hypertension care. Dr. Johnson was also instrumental in creating MyHEART, a digital information tool utilizing social media platforms and an interactive website aimed to help young adults live a healthier life, lower their blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
"Why Can't Stressed Moms Relax?" (2 Part Series)
Why can’t I relax? Do you find yourself asking this question at the end of the day? You try to relax but your to do list is building and you are STRESSED OUT. Join us in this series as we discuss “Why Can’t Stressed Moms Relax?”. Hear from real moms juggling real life and listen as we dive into this topic.
Relax: Yoga for Your Mind ft. Meg Sirchio (Perennial Yoga)
Nicole's Story: Perennial Profiles
Meg discovered yoga in 2004 and began a very regular, almost fanatical practice. It reshaped her body and eventually her entire life because it illuminated a worldview she already knew and understood at a deeper level.
Meg started teaching yoga after just 4 years of practice and became the space holder of Perennial six months after that. She feels honored to extend the beauty and power of yoga to others, knowing ﬁrsthand how transformational and healing the practice is. She leads a ﬂowing and reverential style of vinyasa yoga that is sprinkled with spiritual teachings and believes anyone can practice in her class if they are willing to co-create their experience on their mat by listening to what their body, mind and heart is calling for and then answering that call. Her hope is that you’ll leave her class grounded in your body, ﬂowing to your natural rhythm, and inspired to live wholeheartedly.
Meg previously taught Social Work at the university level for many years and began teaching yoga when she was still understanding it. As a lead teacher of a teacher training program she’s learned that the beauty of Yoga is that it is a lifelong course on learning how to live life well.
She feels the practice of yoga gave her the tools to comprehend and follow through with her Dharma, or purpose, which is reﬂected in a large way at her studio. At Perennial, Meg encourages you to not shy away from your dharma…..because the world needs you to live it! Meg believes when you live your purpose, you’ll live with more joy, love and peace in your heart!
Real Moms, Real Stress, Real Talk ft. Pam Tauscher (MomsEveryday)
Mom's Minutes on Stress w/WWHF
Pam Tauscher is a familiar face to Madison TV viewers, having worked as a reporter and broadcaster for 12 years on NBC15.
Pam has been a journalist for almost 35 years working in radio, TV and print media in Kansas, Texas and Louisiana before moving to Madison in 1990. She started work at NBC15 on the same day as sports broadcaster Craig Coshun. The two married 3 years later and together they have two boys and live in the Madison area. After having her family, Pam left the business for several years. She returned home to NBC15 as host of MomsEveryday in 2011. In her career Pam won numerous awards for reporting excellence. But she says her most challenging and rewarding work comes in her current role as CEO of her family. Pam also wrote a popular parenting column for the Wisconsin State Journal, worked in Public Health, for the Humane Society and has been active in community programs like Little League and the Henry Vilas Zoo, and is an advocate for adopting homeless animals.
Support Women’s Health, Attend the Spring Gala
The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation invites you to attend the Spring Gala, our 20th annual fundraiser, at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Our mission is to innovate, impact and improve women’s health. We're celebrating 20 years! Will you help us celebrate 20 more? Buy your tickets today! wwhf.org/springgala
March 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 20 @ 4:00 pm - May 21 @ 12:00 am
June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm