The Becoming Podcast – Season 4; Episode 5: Lisa Marchiano on facing and finding yourself in motherhood

May 24, 2022


Welcome to Season 4, Episode 5 of The Becoming Podcast!


When I read Lisa Marchiano’s new book, Motherhood:  Facing and Finding Yourself, I knew I had to have her on the podcast.

Though I usually work with mothers who are traversing the initial few years of their mothering journey, I found Lisa’s book deeply insightful and comforting for the mothering experiences that I’m currently having.

Let me tell you a little bit about Lisa:

Lisa Marchiano, LCSW is a writer and Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the cohost and creator of the popular podcast This Jungian Life. She teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia, and lectures widely on Jungian topics. In addition to being the author of Motherhood:  Facing and Finding Yourself, Lisa’s writings have appeared in Quillette, The Journal of Analytical Psychology, and Psychological Perspectives, among other publications. 

The conversation I had with Lisa spans so many topics, including:

> How a deeper sense of inner knowing is a gift that motherhood offers us, if we’ll accept it

> How motherhood invites us to move into deeper self-authority

> How our relationships with our own mothers shift when we become mothers ourselves

> A new version of the well-known Selkie story that reframes it as a failed initiation, and shows us what a “successful” initiation into motherhood requires

> How losing yourself in motherhood is necessary, and not a bad thing at all


This is a powerful episode that I found so resonant to my own motherhood journey, and those of the mamas I support.  I hope you are inspired and heartened by Lisa’s wisdom.


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Show Notes…


Lisa’s Website

Lisa’s Instagram


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