Please join Blisshood and Antacara Frontiers founder, Jillian, from the comfort of your home in a one-hour free webinar called "The Movement of Motherhood: Navigating our Transitions" to help you figure out how to better connect and grow from your evolving experiences as a mother.
As a mother and founder of Antacara Frontiers, Jillian knows firsthand how becoming a mother represents perhaps the most definitive transformation in a woman's life and how being a mother is one of our defining roles.
And yet we are rarely mindful of the nature or impact of this transition: the beginning and endings it involves, the complex and sometimes disorienting sense of loss and joy that shape our daily experiences.
So, Jillian is here to help you think about some habits and practices that will help you mindfully navigate your transitions by switching on what she calls an "Explorers Mindset".
Over the course of the hour we'll explore:
THE WILDERNESS OF MOTHERING:
-Specific challenges and uncertainties that can leave us amplifying our "not good enough" stories.
THE PROMISE AND PERILS OF ROUTINE
- Balancing structure with adaptability
PRACTICES FOR PRESENCE
-Ways to cultivate daily presence to tap into the joy and not just the burden of motherhood.
To find out more info about Antacara Frontiers, visit: https://antacarafrontiers.com/
About Jillian Reilly- Antacara Frontiers Founders
I crossed my first frontier when I was fifteen years old and journeyed to France on a school exchange program. The first in my family with a passport, I quickly developed a taste for adventure and exploration – of myself and the world. Yes, geographic frontiers were always my thing.
This taste for exploration took me to South Africa in 1993 – the country on the brink of its historic elections. I’d just graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in African History and English Literature and was determined to have a front row seat to this historic transformation. After monitoring the 1994 elections, I stayed for another four years facilitating organizational development and change with community groups and non-profits. An extraordinary time for a young woman determined to make an impact.
In 1997 I moved to Zimbabwe to start an HIV/AIDS program at the height of the country’s epidemic. It was a crash course in human behavior change – and I learned a tremendous amount both about my limitations as a change-maker and the challenges of life on your emotional frontiers. I’d later write about these experiences in my memoir, Shame: Confessions of an Aid Worker in Africa, which explores the promise and perils of trying to “do good”.
I’ve always sought to write narratives that challenge our conventional understandings of our world. My journalistic works have been published in the Washington Post, LA Times and Newsweek. While my play Pillow Talk seeks to understand the spread of HIV/AIDS across Africa through the intimate lens of human relationships. My TedX talk, Vain Aid, relates my experiences of the failings of international aid and development. And most recently, through my Courageous Conversations podcast series, sponsored by the Ford Foundation, I sit down with leading local activists to explore the real life challenges of leading everyday social change.
With Antacara I’ve shifted my focus from organizations and communities to individuals. From social problems to individual possibilities. From pain to promise. From exploring geographic frontiers to those that exist deep inside each of us.