Finding Balance – Navigating Motherhood, Goals, & Life

Finding Balance – Navigating Motherhood, Goals, & Life

Season 2, Episode 12

In this week’s highly anticipated episode of the Holistic Mama Speaks Podcast, Carrie Marie orchestrates a dynamic and enlightening conversation with a trio of exceptional guests. The roundtable features a diverse mix of perspectives, including the insightful Alisa Bloom, a beloved returning guest from our inaugural season, the esteemed Christine Bernat, who has previously graced our show with her wisdom, and a warm welcome to our first-time guest, Adeline Dubreuil. Together, they embark on a profound exploration of the theme, “Finding Balance – Navigating Motherhood, Goals, & Life.”

Throughout this engaging episode, Carrie Marie skillfully moderates the discussion, weaving together the unique insights and experiences of her guests. The conversation explores the concept of balance from various angles, touching on topics such as time management, self-care, setting priorities, and embracing imperfections.

By the episode’s conclusion, listeners are equipped with a treasure trove of practical advice and profound wisdom to help them on their own journey of finding balance amid the demands of motherhood, personal goals, and life’s ever-evolving landscape.

Tune in to this transformative episode of the Holistic Mama Speaks Podcast and join Carrie Marie, Alisa Bloom, Christine Bernat, and Adeline Dubreuil as they guide you through the intricate tapestry of finding balance. Together, they inspire and empower, reminding us all that the pursuit of balance is a shared journey filled with growth, resilience, and the beauty of embracing life in all its dimensions.

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About today’s guests

Alisa Bloom, Dietitian and Health & Wellness Coach

The work that Alisa is doing is so amazing, as she’s able to use people’s genetics to really get to the root cause of people’s issues and formulate a nutrition plan based on her findings. How incredible!

She helps people live the best nutrition and lifestyle patterns for their health based on their genetics (DNA). It’s a root cause approach to preventing and managing lifestyle-related symptoms and conditions.
Alisa has a certification in Lifestyle Medicine. Has an integrative approach, is a journal reviewer for Nutrition Today, is a mom of 3, stepmom of 2, dog mom of 2, she loves anything in nature, and recently got hooked on pickleball!

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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. She’s currently taking Colombia Salsa dancing lessons!

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Adeline Dubreuil, Motherhood and Matrescence educator

Adeline supports mothers in understanding their child and also mainly understanding themselves.
She loves supporting mothers embracing cyclical living to get the power of their body and energy in a world that promotes mom’s packed schedules. She wants you to reclaim your power to be your best self.

Adeline is a mother 2 children, she loves walking by herself, feel her best doing yoga and delights in a homemade hot chocolate, like a magical ritual bringing peace to the soul and body.

She lives in Canada and is a Montessori teacher in the morning and a matrescence educator in the afternoon.

Visit her website at

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!

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