Gillian Reid: Mother Zen


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Gillian comes from a long line of doers. In fact, “just keep going when times get tough," was sort of a family trait. When depression hit in high school, she did what she knew best, keep forging ahead and keep achieving. By the time she reached university, however, years of stuffing it down had taken its toll, which led to an emotional crash. Gillian talks about how this became a turning point in her life, ultimately setting her on a path towards health and wellness. Together we discuss the woo-woos of mindfulness meditation, our evolving identities, and get into the nitty-gritty of motherhood and gender inequality. We also ponder the question, “What would be different if men were the ones giving birth?” I bet there’d be a prize at the end.You can find more information on Gillian, The Present Mom Project, or any of her other services, at, or follow her at you have comments or feedback for the show, I'd love to hear from you! If you're a therapist and interested in being a guest on the show, I'd love to hear from you too! Contact me at Maybe something you write can be featured on an upcoming episode.If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate us and leave a review at Apple Podcast, or share this episode with a friend. Your support means so much. Finally, if you live in/around the Halton area and have concerns about yourself, your child, or a loved one, please feel free to visit my website and drop me a line.Social Media goodies: let's continue to help shift mental health stigma!