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How to Build a Business by Following Your Heart with Amy Bernhardt

Jump Start Your Joy

Release Date: 11/09/2021

Understanding Shared Death Experiences with William Peters (author of At Heaven's Door) show art Understanding Shared Death Experiences with William Peters (author of At Heaven's Door)

Jump Start Your Joy

William J. Peters is the author of the brand new book, "At Heaven's Door, " which is all about shared death experiences. In it, he explains the patterns of a shared death experience, and we talk about a shared death experience I had as a child. We talk about death, dying, afterlife, and how being curious about death can bring more comfort to your life.

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Taking the Best Care of Yourself by Addressing 'Deferred Maintenance' with Self Care Expert Tami Hackbarth show art Taking the Best Care of Yourself by Addressing 'Deferred Maintenance' with Self Care Expert Tami Hackbarth

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I'm delighted to have guest Tami Hackbarth back for a second interview on Jump Start Your Joy. Tami is the host of a hundred percent guilt-free self-care podcast, and she runs a very successful coaching business where she works with women to help them define and follow up with self care. In this conversation, we're talking about taking the best care of yourself by addressing "deferred maintenance."

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Empaths and Highly Sensitive People with guest Signe Myers Hovem show art Empaths and Highly Sensitive People with guest Signe Myers Hovem

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Signe Myers Hovem is a spiritual counselor, an energy worker, and the author of The Space in Between: An Empaths Field Guide. In this interview, we are talking about empaths and highly sensitive people (HSPs), how to manage your energy, and hold space.

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Waking Up to the Truth of Who You Are with guest Jonni Pollard show art Waking Up to the Truth of Who You Are with guest Jonni Pollard

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Jonni Pollard joins host Paula Jenkins to talk about his book, The Golden Sequence, about awakening to your own truth, about our inter-connectedness, Jesus as a great teacher, and meditation. Learn about the four golden insights.

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Three Ways to Reconnect with Intentional Comfort as Inspired by the Art of Gathering show art Three Ways to Reconnect with Intentional Comfort as Inspired by the Art of Gathering

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Intentional Comfort is the theme of this season, and in this episode I'm taking inspiration from Priya Parker's Art of Gathering, and using her 3 rules of gathering to consider new ways to reconnect with what nourishes, fortifies, and supports you.

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Stasia Savasuk on Finding Stasia Savasuk on Finding "Inside Out Congruency" and Wearing Your Word for 2022

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Stasia Savasuk is an amazing style coach, and the super power behind Stasia's Style School, The REVEL-You-Tion, and Wear Our Word. She helps women find "inside out congruency," which is all about how you can do the inner work to define your values, and match those in the clothes that you choose to wear. I've thoroughly enjoyed her leadership over the last year, and her program encourages beautiful, authentic growth that has people shining from the inside out.

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Flickers of Joy in Every Season with Marsha Flowers of Five Blessing Candles and Little Bee Scents show art Flickers of Joy in Every Season with Marsha Flowers of Five Blessing Candles and Little Bee Scents

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Owner of 5BandCo Candles (Five Blessings Candles), and Little Bee Scents, Marsha Flowers joins the show to share about her new scent business how her candle and soap community lifts her spirits. After thinking about what she likes best about candle making (the creativity, creating scents, and community), she realized that she also wanted to help other candle makers bring their dreams to life. In the spirit of mentoring and helping others in the field she loves so much, Little Bee Scents was born.

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Creating Positive Energy in Your Home and Life, with Jacqualyn Jackson show art Creating Positive Energy in Your Home and Life, with Jacqualyn Jackson

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Jacqualyn Jackson is the small business owner offering home inspections, home healings, and sound baths. Jacqualyn has embraced her multi-passionate personality by leaning into several of the things she loves to do: offering objective findings for people buying or selling a home, and in nourishing the more spiritual side of things with home healings and sound baths. I’m delighted to share how she’s woven these unique offerings into a single business that integrates with her personal values.

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The Top 3 Reflections of 300 Episodes (and 7 Years) of Podcasting show art The Top 3 Reflections of 300 Episodes (and 7 Years) of Podcasting

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It's episode 300!! I'm sharing my top 3 reflections of having a podcast (and a business) over the past 7 years. Hear stories about staying inspired, how to remain consistent, why just starting is the hardest, and all about the magic of trying new things. Thank you to YOU for tuning in, for sharing JSYJ with others, and for bringing joy into the world. I am sending you love, and wishes for comfort and joy.

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Become A Wonder Seeker by Adding More Wonder, Magic, and Joy to Your Life with Andrea Scher show art Become A Wonder Seeker by Adding More Wonder, Magic, and Joy to Your Life with Andrea Scher

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Wonder and joy go hand in hand with each other. In this episode, Andrea Scher of Creative Superheroes joins the show to talk about her book, "Wonder Seeker" and share creative ideas on how to bring more wonder and joy to your life.

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Amy started Mimi’s Little Loveys after disability and chronic illness forced her to stop teaching and working with young children. She followed her heart and her own curiosity to create a business that honors her values, and allows her to take care of herself. Amy joins the show to talk about how she's found intentional comfort, and built a life that supports her, and allows her to do the things she loves.

In this episode, Amy and I talk about:

 

  • The single thing that Amy brought with her after her marriage broke down and how it became the key to her new life
  • What brought Amy sparks of joy growing up in a large family
  • Amy shares how she came up with the business name and who her little loveys are
  • We reflect on why it’s often a more extended and quieter journey to finding our own comfort and joy and why it’s vital to understand the importance of taking care of ourselves 
  • How getting involved with the community during in-person events made Amy feel like part of another type of supportive family 
  • The shifts Amy and Dan have had to make in their business since the COVID-19 pandemic hit
  • Amy’s advice for artisan business owners on how to get their products into the hands of potential customers
  • The range of products that Mimi’s Little Loveys offers — including sweet winter themes, holiday bibs, and napkins — and how to find them online 
  • Three ways that Amy jumpstarts the joy in her life, in the world, and other people's lives

Resources

Mimi’s Little Loveys

Mimi’s Little Loveys on Instagram

Mimi’s Little Loveys on Facebook

 

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