The Soul Mammas Podcast: Real motherhood talk on mindful, passionate living as parents



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Episode Description:

This week’s interviewee, Nicole Jessen of Love Threads, a popular  online store with a fresh bohemian vibe,  speaks her mind and lives from her heart. This creative mama of a four year old, who currently resides in Santa Barbara California, prioritizes speaking and living authentically in her truth. What you see is what you get. 

This fit, active self-proclaimed lover of exercise and the sunny beaches of California, gracefully owns and runs her popular online business, married life, time to herself, and of course precious time with her daughter Elenor-the light of her life. 

After going through the heartbreaking experience of being unable to conceive, Nicole went through the emotionally draining process of in vitro fertilization. After she and her husband were finally blessed with her little miracle, Elenor in 2014. 

That experience changed her perspective on not only her career, but on life itself, and she now believes in taking time for what matters most, her family and her joy. Nicole still thoroughly enjoys hard work and has negotiated a life where she can work hard and play hard. 

In this episode Nicole will be talking to our audience candidly not only about the successes of living a passionate entrepreneurial life with a little one, while navigating taking time to herself while running her popular online store, but also the many challenges she faced along the way, and shares about her experiences with IVF. Her story is sure to resonate with mommies from all walks of life, including entrepreneurial moms and those who have had struggles conceiving or experiences with miscarriage and loss.  

Episode Take Aways: 

02:28: Nicole emphasizes the  importance of taking time for yourself, even an hour a day, everyday as mommies to allow us to feel fulfilled. She makes sure to prioritize this in her life.

05:04: How being an entrepreneur is the only way she likes to work, but also scary, challenging and hard to abide by your own self-discipline sometimes.

06:33: How there is really no such thing as balance! Nicole shares how that idea of “doing it all” as mom can be detrimental.

08:59: Nicole has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and she believes all of us have a niche within us that we could offer to the world if that was our passion. She encourages mothers to believe in themselves and their inklings.

12:11: Nicole reflects on her own parents and how they were such positive role models to her for a healthy relationship. She also talks about how our children tend to follow in their parents footsteps.

14:37: Oftentimes women see other women as competition, even mamas. Nicole talks about how we need to lift each other up instead of competing with one another.

20:39: Discussing how women sometimes aren’t supported by their partners in their creative goals or endeavors and Nicole recommends staying true to yourself anyway.

25:47: Nicole speaks about her journey with In vitro fertilization after she was unable to conceive “naturally”. The process was not an easy one, but she persisted and maintained a positive attitude in the process, even amidst painful daily shots, expensive procedures, and the unknowing of if it would even work at all.

26:33: Her current business was actually created while she was just starting the process of IVF!

32:12: Nicole encourages mamas that right be going through the stress or disappointment of infertility not to give up, and to be open to any option, including adoption.

45:51: Nicole reminds women to follow through with what they want to do in life, without fear, even if that includes difficult situations like infertility, miscarriage or loss.


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Jen Sincero: Referencing her book: You are a Badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life where she speaks about how our scariest, and most uncomfortable moments often lead to our biggest successes.


Chelsea Handler (Speaking about women competing with other women)

“It’s time to get focused on what really matters,” she wrote. “Find women that are different than you and figure out the things you have in common. We have a whole generation of girls who are looking at us to see how we treat each other. Let’s show them what the power of being a woman really looks like. Let’s open our arms to each other, and to them.”



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