Episode 2

Sophie Kirkham - domestic abuse, sobriety and balance as a mother

Published on: 28th January, 2021

Sophie is an entrepreneur, small business owner, doula, hypnobirthing teacher and mother of three. In this episode Sophie explains how she came to the realisation that it’s utter bollocks to be able to live in “harmonious balance” especially whilst parenting. She believes that life is a constant state of balancing.

We go into depth about her previous life that involved being in an abusive and controlling relationship and what she's learnt about herself and life amidst all of that.

Sobriety is something really important to Sophie and we discuss this during the episode. If you are affected by a close family member or friend dealing with alcoholism you can contact Al-anon via their website for advice: https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk

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About the Podcast

Tipping The Balance
Mental health and happiness is not as simple as arriving at a destination. It takes work everyday. How can we help to tip the balance in favour of our mental health?
We can all admit to wishing we had more balance in our lives. How many times have you said, "I just don't have the right balance at the moment." Maybe you think you need to work less, have more (or less!) time with your children, get outside more, exercise more, eat more healthily. What ever it is you and almost everyone else has an idea of what balance means to them, their lives and their mental health.

'Tipping the balance,' explores these concepts with a range of different people. Parents, business owners, people living with grief, overcoming abuse, mental health specialists. We have it all here and I hope you can listen to these shows and feel in someway you have spent time tipping the balance in favour of your own mental health.

You can find me on instagram @thebalanceddoula

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Katie Hickey

I am a birth doula, podcaster and vet! All my areas of work bring together elements of balance, growth and self-development. I am a convert to the slow living movement and live in rural Devon with my family. I love hearing from other people how they strive to find balance in their lives in order to live intentionally and maintain a positive tilt on their mental health.