Bari Mitzmann is a wife, mother of two, and content creator who partners with women of all backgrounds to provide personal growth support. Bari believes the antidote to many 21st century problems facing modern women is more meaningful connection. To that end, she has left a career in teaching and outreach to reach out to others outside of traditional learning settings. Her content on www.barianna.com , the Woman of Valor Podcast and her Instagram @barianna aims to facilitate conversations where women can feel safe, heard, and encouraged.
Franciska is a composer, producer and podcast host raised in Moscow. She creates her masterpieces by weaving eternal words of prayer into soulful guitar melodies. Raised in religious school and in musical academy, Franciska’s compositions reflect her commitment to bridging both worlds.
Currently, Franciska is producing her 6th album from her own recording studio and offers her music production services to others. She performs and runs “Karaoke-Studio”, a latest trend at Bat-Mitzvahs. She hosts “The Franciska Show” Podcast, interviewing Jewish women in the arts and entertainment world. The podcast is launching a new ‘special segment’ interviewing survivors of abuse in the Jewish community. The goal is to provide a safe space for all to share their stories.
You can find Franciska at www.franciskamusic.com
Yael Trusch is the creator of the bilingual Jewish lifestyle Blog and weekly Podcast for women, Jewish Latin Princess. She is an influencer, communicator and promoter of ‘a joyful, richer Jewish life,’ inspiring women around the globe with her positivity and colorful persona.
Yael began a healthy obsession with Judaism while in college, which took her to adopt an increasingly observant lifestyle. Her message to Jewish women is always honest, approachable and relatable, profound yet practical.
As a wife and mother of four children, Yael is dedicated to building a Jewish home, which provides real-life content for her blog, podcast and new courses for women. She also authors a monthly column The Jewish Herald Voice “Defining Jewish Women,” and contributes regularly to TheJewishWoman.org. Yael has a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University, and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Yael has since globe trotted from New York to Argentina to Chile to China to Israel and back.
You can find Yael at www.jewishlatinprincess.com.
What you will hear in this episode:
-We discuss the idea of perfectionism. How perfectionism is ultimately unattainable and therefore detrimental to our emotional health.
-How has motherhood changed us? We chat about finding an identity outside of motherhood, learning to be present and enjoying life’s simplicities, learning to rely less on ourselves and more on G-d, cultivating and honing our mother’s intuition etc.
– We share our experiences with meditation and whether it has helped us or not. Some of us prefer a moving meditations such as yoga but we all agree that some form of meditative action can be super beneficial for a busy mom.
Bari- anything by Brene Brown or Rachel Hollis
Franciska- Getting More by Stuart Diamond
Yael- Positivity Bias by Mendel Kalmenson and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Bari- “In a place where there are no leaders strive to be one.”
Franciska: “Action cures fear, start now and correct course along the way.”
Yael- “Love and good humor cures everything.”
Bari- Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi
Franciska- her mom