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

Jump Start Your Joy

Release Date: 10/20/2022

Return to Nature with Emma Loewe show art Return to Nature with Emma Loewe

Jump Start Your Joy

Read the full show notes: Emma Loewe is the co-author of The Spirit Almanac, and she is the senior sustainability editor for mindbodygreen, and she has released the amazing book, Return to Nature: The New Science of How Nature Landscapes Restore Us. In it, she shares the different kinds of landscapes, how they effect your mental health, studies about why they improve your mental health, and things you can do to counter-act the effects of climate change on these landscapes. This discussion fits so well into this month’s theme of “finding home,” and I hope you love this conversation...

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Celebrating 37 Years of Joy: An Interview with Retiring Educator Molly Barnes show art Celebrating 37 Years of Joy: An Interview with Retiring Educator Molly Barnes

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Read the full show notes: In this heartfelt episode, Paula interviews Molly Barnes, the beloved principal and superintendent of Sunol Glenn Elementary. Molly shares her passionate journey in education, reflecting on the joy and challenges of her career. Listeners get an inside look at her unique approach to fostering a welcoming and enthusiastic school environment. Discover the powerful moments and intentional choices that have made Sunol Glenn Elementary a special place for students, parents, and staff alike. As Molly prepares for her well-deserved retirement, she discusses the importance of...

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Activism and Resilience with Christy Tending: Writing Through Grief and Joy show art Activism and Resilience with Christy Tending: Writing Through Grief and Joy

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Read the full show notes: I'm welcoming back my friend and author Christy Tending. Christy is joining me to discuss her new book, "The High Priestess of the Apocalypse," which is a lyrical exploration of disobedience, grief, healing, and climate activism. Packed with heartfelt reflections and practical advice for activists, Christy's book offers a unique blend of memoir and guide. We also dive into a thoughtful conversation about the personal and societal challenges we've faced over the last few years, highlighting the importance of community, preparedness, and personal resilience. We discuss...

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Finding Joy through Structure and Elegance with Jennifer L. Scott, Author of The Madame Chic books show art Finding Joy through Structure and Elegance with Jennifer L. Scott, Author of The Madame Chic books

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Read the full show notes: In this episode of Jump Start Your Joy, Paula interviews Jennifer L. Scott, the New York Times bestselling author of the Madame Chic Series and content creator behind The Daily Connoisseur, who shares how adding structure and more formality to life can bring intentional joy. Jennifer highlights her experiences living with a traditional family in Paris, her journey as a YouTuber through the Daily Connoisseur, and how she navigates homeschooling while balancing her professional life. The conversation dives into how self-discipline and mindful living can transform daily...

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Embracing the Gifts of Nellie Oleson: Alison Arngrim on her time on Little House on the Prairie show art Embracing the Gifts of Nellie Oleson: Alison Arngrim on her time on Little House on the Prairie

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Get the full show notes: Follow/subscribe to JSYJ (free) on your favorite app:    Alison Arngrim, the actress best known for her role as Nellie Oleson on 'Little House on the Prairie' joins Paula in this look back episode.   This episode, originally recorded a few years ago, is revisited as Paula and her son prepare to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead and on the 50th anniversary of the TV show.   Alison shares her journey from suffering abuse as a child to finding empowerment through acting. She discusses her audition for Nellie Oleson, her experiences working with...

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Exploring Trauma and Joy with author Jen Soriano show art Exploring Trauma and Joy with author Jen Soriano

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Get the full show notes: Follow/subscribe to JSYJ (free) on your favorite app: In this episode of Jumpstart Your Joy, Paula interviews Jen Soriano, a Filipinx writer and movement builder, about her experiences with trauma and healing. They discuss Jen's book 'Nervous Essays on Heritage and Healing,' the effects of trauma, and the importance of addressing collective pain. The conversation delves into the difference between trauma-informed and trauma-wise approaches, the impact of the pandemic on mental health, and the pressing issues within local communities, such as the banning of pride...

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Get the full show notes: https://jumpstartyourjoy.com/2024/06/what-do-you-stand-for/   In the first episode of Season 8 of 'Jumpstart Your Joy,' I'm returning after an 18-month break to discuss the profound changes and reflections experienced during the hiatus. The episode dives into themes of intentional living, navigating grief, the importance of setting boundaries, challenging hustle culture, and the reverberating impact of focusing on internal growth over external validation.   Emphasizing the significance of finding joy even amidst hard times, the host also introduces upcoming...

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5 Ways to Find More Comfort and Joy (Season 7 Wrap Up) show art 5 Ways to Find More Comfort and Joy (Season 7 Wrap Up)

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This week's episode is the finale of season seven where I've been talking all about intentional comfort and how to bring more comfort and ease into your everyday life. If you have not yet listened to the episode where I did the countdown of the top 10 most downloaded episodes, you can tune in here. 1. Choose comfort, and build it into our lives.  I think we are looking for a way to wind down and a way to hold space for the things that we've done and to take a breather. It may be that the world feels heavy, and that you need a break. Mirror what you choose to do with what the seasons do....

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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

Jump Start Your Joy

Andrea Scher has thrilled and inspired others for nearly twenty years through her award-winning blog Superhero Journal, her international workshops, her Creative Superheroes podcast, and her joyful e-courses. In this episode, we discuss Andrea’s new book, Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy Today, and how and she describes why this is the perfect time to tune into the small things that bring you joy. In this episode, Andrea and I talk about: Why Andrea was inspired to write her book to inspire others to add more wonder and magic to their...

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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.  While her Ted Talk is about how to interact in groups and gatherings in new ways, I find that her rules and thoughts offer insights on how to connect with yourself, and how to determine what is meaningful to you when looking for intentional comfort. Here are the basics of what I'm covering: Don't leave it to chance This is the intentional part...

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Andrea Scher has thrilled and inspired others for nearly twenty years through her award-winning blog Superhero Journal, her international workshops, her Creative Superheroes podcast, and her joyful e-courses. In this episode, we discuss Andrea’s new book, Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy Today, and how and she describes why this is the perfect time to tune into the small things that bring you joy.

Read the full show notes on my website. Click here.

In this episode, Andrea and I talk about:

  • Why Andrea was inspired to write her book to inspire others to add more wonder and magic to their lives
  • What a Wonder Seeker actually is and how wonder relates to joy
  • Becoming braver and more resilient as you pivot your attention towards wonder and joy
  • How Wonder Seekers create comfort by being open-hearted and cultivating a spirit of kindness and love 
  • Some of the exercises in Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy Today and why 144 is her personal favorite 
  • How Andrea sets intentions and the magic the practice can bring
  • How to move past the rigid routines of the last 18 months and embrace the magic and wonder your world has to offer
  • Andrea’s e-courses, retreats, and creative workshops, and how to find out more about her 
  • Three ways Andrea recommends to jump-start joy in your life, in the world, or other people’s lives?

Resources

Preorder Andrea Scher's book: Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake Up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy

Get your free gift from Andrea after purchasing Wonder Seeker here

Andrea Scher's Superhero Life

Andrea Scher on Instagram

Other books and resources we mention in this episode

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Wisdom, and Love: Buddha's Brain by Rick Hanson

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson

Camera Obscura in San Francisco