Today, in Episode 18, we are so excited to bring you our conversation with our dear friend, Sarah Doggett!

sarah doggettSarah Doggett is mama to the 5 kid circus known as the Cirque du Doggett. She is also a birth and post-partum doula, maker of slings, infant massage instructor, kids yoga teacher, knitter, dancer, hiker, essential oiler, art journaller and wife to a wiley wizard. She lives in Beaverton Oregon, and can be found online at

In this interview we talk about the importance of community and connecting with circle of women, both online and in person.

We explore what it feels like to be in the “cave” of motherhood, when you feel consumed by caring for your children but also are looking for the “opening” and learning how to balance your own self-care needs.

We get honest and open about our challenges, along with sharing our current joys.  Sarah also asks us about why we started the Mindful Mama Movement in the first place!

It’s a lovely conversation and we feel blessed to get the opportunity to share yet another inspiring show with you.
A new session of Shannon’s online course, Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery starts February 6th!  If you want a sneak peak into the course, you can join her this week for her FREE online mini-workshop, The Art of Living Freely, where she explores 7 powerful self-care practices that will help you feel more peace, ignite creativity and cultivate your inner courage to follow your heart and take care of YOU.


Quotes from the show:

“Motherhood is like a cave…” – Sarah Doggett
and sometimes you need “…an outside light.” – Ashley Walburn

“When you’re in it you feel like you’re never gonna get out. Looking back there is such a gift in just being in the cave.” – Shannon Kinney-Düh

“Reach out and find those communities, find that movement, do what you can to just feel connected to that part of you that can so easily get dim.” – Shannon Kinney-Düh

“To be centered in yourself is not self centered (quoting Hala Khouri)…what am I doing to recharge my batteries?” – Ashley Walburn

“Saying ‘no’ is self-care.” – Ashley Walburn

“When you’re saying ‘no’ you’re saying ‘yes’ to yourself.” – Shannon Kinney-Düh

“Stop and listen to the life that is happening.” – Sarah Doggett

To learn more about Shannon’s free online self-care workshop, visit HERE.
Make sure to join our Mindful Mama Movement group on Facebook where all the lively sharing is going on!
Shannon & Ashley