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60 Mindful Minutes

Mar 28, 2023

What is “woman” if not mother? This is one of the many thought-provoking questions Ruby Warrington asks in her book, Women Without Kids: The Revolutionary Rise of an Unsung Sisterhood. This is a book designed to confront the ways we normalize women as mothers and stigmatize women who don’t have children. It takes on the stubbornly taboo topic of women without children, and offers a timely and brave reframing of what it means not to be a mom, instead of continuing to paint women without kids as “sad, self-obsessed, or somehow dysfunctional.”


Guest Bio

Ruby Warrington is a British-born author, editor, and publishing consultant. Recognized as a true thought leader in the wellness space, Ruby has the unique ability to identify issues that are destined to become part of the cultural narrative. Her previous books include Material Girl, Mystical World; Sober Curious; and The Sober Curious Reset. For more, visit


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Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at 


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