Episode 104: Josephine Atluri – Mom of 7 (IVF, Adoption, Surrogacy) on Choosing Your Mindset

Josephine Atluri is the mother of seven and in this episode she shares her experience of becoming a mother through IVF, international adoption and surrogacy. She is a highly sought after fertility, pregnancy, and parenting mindfulness coach. She is the host of the popular podcast, Responding to Life: Talking Health, Fertility, & Parenthood. She is also the author of the books Mindfulness Journal for Parents and 5 Minute Mindfulness for Pregnancy

I loved getting to know Josephine and her story and learn more about her mindfulness practice.

What we talked about:

3:00- Josephine’s journey to motherhood

5:00- Talking with her kids about her family 

7:00- Her podcast, Responding to Life

13:20- Being considerate of others when having the conversation around fertility and having kids

20:45- Finding mindfulness in your life and parenting

33:40- Her book

38:50- Realizing she needed mindfulness in her life

40:15- End of podcast questions

Show Notes:


Josephine’s Website

Responding to Life: Talking Health, Fertility, & Parenthood

5 Minute Mindfulness for Pregnancy

Mindfulness Journal for Parents

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