Embracing Imperfections – Mama, It’s Okay to Let Go of Perfection
Released On Sep 09, 2023
Season 2, Episode 10
In this week’s episode of the Holistic Mama Speaks Podcast, Carrie Marie engages in a heartfelt and enlightening conversation with a trio of special guests: Joann Malanga, Christine Bernat, and Melissa Moon. Together, they explore the compelling and liberating theme of “Embracing Imperfections – Mama, It’s Okay to Let Go of Perfection.” This episode is a beacon of support and empowerment for mothers everywhere, as it delves into the profound notion that it’s perfectly okay, and even essential, to release the unrealistic burden of perfection in the realm of motherhood.
Together, Carrie Marie and her esteemed guests provide listeners with a wealth of practical techniques and profound wisdom to support them on their journey of embracing imperfections in motherhood. By internalizing the advice shared in this episode, mothers can find freedom in authenticity, release the pressure of perfection, and create a more joyful and fulfilling parenting experience.
Tune in to this transformative episode of the Holistic Mama Speaks Podcast and join Carrie Marie, Joann Malanga, Christine Bernat, and Melissa Moon as they guide you towards the liberating path of embracing imperfections in motherhood. Let go of unrealistic expectations, cultivate self-compassion, and find beauty in the imperfect moments that make motherhood uniquely beautiful.
About today’s guests
Joann Malanga, Soul Integration Coach-Owner of The Integrative Conscious Vibe Center
Joann Malanga, Soul Integration Coach. Founder of The Integrative Conscious Vibe. Joann spent 30 years directing and facilitating care for our elders in the Healthcare Industry by leading teams in caring for seniors. Her journey pushed her into her own awakening back in 2011. Her own deep healing of ancestral wounding, inner child work and shadow integration pulled her towards community and being a change agent now to help people out of suffering. Joann is a Holistic Spiritual Healer who specializes in Energy Healing., Soul Integration through Reiki, and RTT hypnotherapy/breathwork.
Joann’s spiritual healing modalities form a wide span of methods that guide and support the individuals with tools to navigate life and clear karmic patterns. Her focus is to empower others on their path with pursuit of self-discovery and healing. Her style is rooted in the principles of service, trust and energetic alignment with source energy. She believes that by empowering others to uncover their own truths, they can overcome obstacles and align with true purpose, power, and the ability to manifest everything they want and desire in their life.
According to Joann, Shamanic Healing works on the spiritual side of problems and illness. It seeks to recover the persons lost power, restore their vital life-force energy and remove energies that have attached to the energy field of a human. It enhances the ability to create desired life changes, increases ones vitality and expanses wholeness and wellbeing-releasing old patterns, addictions, traumas and gaining a strong bond to source energy.
Higher levels of Consciousness are brought to the table, an assessment of belief systems and renewal blueprint is grounded in the now.
****Joann came here to awaken and support us in our ascension of humanity with Shadow work integration, Universal Ray Healing (hands on), Shamanic Practices, and Energy Clearings/Extractions. The tools are available-there has never been a better time than now! Her breathwork circles of transformation are life changing! You have got to experience this.
Joann has always been a dreamer and taking life in her own hands…growing up in a Italian and Turkish family….she was always loved culture and family. She loves cooking and gatherings at holidays in which she has carried in her life….
Joann lives in Mercer county with her partner and her sweet cat! Joann loves, gardening, music, outdoor walks, camping and sunsets and the ocean. She hopes to have a huge retreat center by the water.
Joann started in healthcare Industry at age 19 and quickly was running operations in her first Senior Living Community at age 25. She quickly was at the start of what she didn’t know …her own spiritual journey which started 30 years ago. Joann won awards with the NJHCA in Advanced Standing and also was a huge game changer with staffing and was big on employee recognition and really making people feel special.
Joann was also recognized as a Mentor for other Executives along her path which truly showed the dedication she held, and true respect so many had for her.
Some interesting facts about Joann- she has a pet peacock and loves to be in the dirt in the garden…she also has a great memory of catching a ride on the Italian Rivera with a nice Italian boy she hardly knew….while visiting family back in 2014 ……talk about risky and fun!
Joann loves house music and holding special brunches for family and friends. Joann Volunteers 1x month with Connecting Consciousness in holding a community gathering with like-minded souls.
Joann loves remodeling and Feng shui
While at a lounge in New York City, Joann ran to the bathroom and guess who she met? Ivana Trump with her little dog in her pocketbook!
Visit her website at theintegrativeconsciousvibecenter.com.
Christine Bernat, Virtual Coach
Christine has faced more than her fair share of challenges in her life. After teaching for almost 30 years, in 2017, she battled chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, major depression, and PTSD. In early 2019, she was told she would be on sick leave for the rest of her life. But instead of giving up, Christine found out-of-the-box answers and turned her struggles into a mission to help others. With her passion for helping Parents release stress, fibromyalgia pain, exhaustion, and to have more energy as well as quality time with their children and themselves.
She’s also on a mission to teach millions of children and parents around the world to self-regulate with her proprietary technique. Snap, SET, Go! the art of simple breath, awareness, and release which helps people release stress, and anxiety in seconds. She truly believes that self-regulating is essential for your overall health.
Christine is a certified: EFT Master Practitioner, Tollerra Energy Healer & virtual coach. As well, She used Dr. Sheli’s Conscious Parenting training to reparent herself to learn to be a supportive and non-judgmental parent. Author of “Dad’s Smile”.
Christine’s mantra: I self-regulate each day, my life transforms!
She loves supporting her children now, 23 and 30! It took her a long time to wake up and see the ill effects of Perfectionism on her children and those she loved! As she discovered, it’s more about self-regulating so you can listen to them without judgment and share your successes that you know will inspire them or even your mistakes so they don’t have to repeat them. As her son said to her once: “You are not “dramatic”, mom, you are “Neurotic”!!” She is so glad she left that “Neurotic Self” behind in the dust!! She’s always self-regulating so the best version of herself can show up:)
She loves hiking, kayaking, skiing, traveling, helping her 84 & 89 parents . She takes her 89 yr old dad hiking in the magnificent National park where they live.
Since January 2023, she’s the well-being chapter leader of a nonprofit called the HELPipedia, “It Takes a Community”, She brings together experts to collaborate and offer amazing mental wellness resources for parents, children, schools, organizations, and communities who need it. The HUB for HELP is in the making and right now she is preparing a program to support parents with the usage of cell phones and devices.
Visit her website at onlineefttransformation.com.
Melissa Moon, ELAN Healing Facilitator
Melissa Moon is an ELAN Healing Facilitator that has her own personal story of despair, illness and a call to action in knowing more about who it is she is meant to BE. Her nature is that of researcher and her own best subject. Curiousity has fueled her journey of answering the old question, “Who AM I… really?”
It has led her down a path of healing and optimizing her human experience, that she shares with others on a daily basis.
There is nothing more empowering than trusting your innate intelligence and body wisdom to create abundance, health and wealth. We all have the capacity to make real change, from the inside out, and to be empowered on this unique human journey.
Melissa has made it her life’s mission to be of service in the overflowing health, healing and wellness of others, that truly honors a person as a whole, beautiful being.
Melissa is a human just like you and me. She is the mother to two wonderful daughters that were both born at home. She is an outside adventurer at heart whether it is long distance running or hiking the beautiful terrain of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Her warrior spirit has led her down this exciting path of education and knowledge when it comes to human physiology, neurology, Reiki, body mechanics and more to be proficient in caring for others.
Melissa excelled at college classes at Chico State in the honors program and dean’s list, while maintaining a 3.8 GPA throughout higher education studies. She knows the value of hard work but fully enjoys easy days mediating at the river. She has a deep sense of knowing and loving this beautiful, crazy human experience.
Visit her website at mlmoonstudio.com.
About your host
Carrie Marie Vaughn, Podcaster, Speaker, Author, Coach, & Holistic Wellness Professional
Carrie Marie is a faith-filled wife, mother of 3, and a cat mom who is very passionate about empowering moms to live a happier, healthier, more abundant life. With a wealth of experience in holistic wellness and personal development, including speaking engagements on the same stage as John C. Maxwell, she’s dedicated to sharing insights and practices that can transform your life.
In addition to hosting this Holistic Mama Speaks podcast, she is also the author of the book, Mom Mantras; The Daily Affirmation Guide for Mothers of All Kinds, and owns Building Upward, LLC, which offers holistic wellness products, coaching services, courses, and events, as well as business coaching & consulting.
In her free time, Carrie Marie enjoys being outdoors, walking, hiking, horseback riding, playing games, dancing, & spending time with family & friends, as well as crafting & DIY projects!
She’s so excited to be sharing this podcast with you, to introduce you to different holistic wellness practices, products, techniques, and more, so that you can start living a happier, healthier, more abundant life!