We had the good fortune of connecting with McLean McGown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi McLean, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
Parenting is a wild journey that continues to evolve as our children reach new ages and stages of development. As a Mother of two daughters, I feel a great responsibility to do my own inner work consistently to be able to show up fully and authentically with and for them. As Mothers, everything comes from us. If the Mother is healthy and thriving, so will the family. And vice versa. This impacts all of the work that I do with women and mothers. My intention is to help all of my clients empower themselves with education and trust in their own innate knowing. Our kids are spiritually and emotionally connected to us and are modeling our behavior, even when we don’t think they are watching. I think that the most important aspects that I have brought to my kids is to help foster their joy, love for life, courage, connection with nature and I support their interests. I do not have an agenda in who I think they should be. I do my best to not be a helicopter mom or bring my anxiety or fears to them. I think a major thing we have seen through 2020 is kids have taken on a lot of the adult fear. It is something to be very mindful of and I urge parents to build out their own self-care practices so that they are parenting from love, not fear. It can feel “selfish” to carve out and prioritize time for Ourselves but it actually is anything but.
What should our readers know about your business?
I have been in the birthing and motherhood realm for work for just under a decade. As a Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga Teacher, Nutritionist, Postpartum Doula, Hypnotherapist, Ayurvedic Doula and Motherhood Coach, it has been a deep process of unlearning limiting beliefs and empowering myself and helping other women do the same. As women and mothers, we are power houses. We have the means to grow and birth our children, even though most of us were not modeled a lot of this innate and primal behavior. After the birth of my first daughter, my heart pulled me to this work. It is my dharma. To Serve Mothers. I saw the great need for women to be cared for AFTER birth. We NEED mindful and loving community to support us as we walk the path of Motherhood. My intention is to help women and mothers heal and thrive. And for a lot of us, this starts via the spiritual rite of passage of transitioning from maiden to mother. I am most excited about the new online membership container that I am launching called “Mom Club”. This is for all women who are interested in conceiving, are pregnant, in their Postpartum healing zone or seasoned Mothers needing support. It is a sacred circle of women devoted to learning and sharing our experiences and resources. My aim is for this to grow into an online and real life web of women supporting women around the world. I also offer 1:1 Coaching which I love! As well as small group coaching for pregnancy and postpartum.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The beach and the woods. And erewhon. Preferabley taking gorgeous organic food from Erewhon to a Malibu beach picnic. I am a homebody and do not drink alcohol or really enjoy most restaurants…so I am their girl for outdoor hang time 🙂 NATURE IS MY MEDICINE. And I think this past year really has showed us how insane it is when we are forced to disconnect from her. Nature heals. The more I am in and with her, the better I am. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout goes to my Mother for loving me unconditionally and to my women friends throughout my life who have helped and supported me in becoming who I am today. It takes a village to raise a Mother, not just a child.