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Do You Really "See" Others? (Season 1, Episode 1)

Mama Says Namaste Podcast

Release Date: 06/02/2017

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Have you had "The Talk" with your kids...or are you dreading the inevitable? We're introducing a 3-part series on the birds and the bees over the next 3 weeks. This week, Nathan and I share our perspective as well as the resources and insights that may help you navigate these conversations (mind you, that's plural) that you'll have with your own children. Be sure to check out the corresponding blog for all the books we talk about, plus more! www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-birds-and-bees

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This week's episode is a special guest interview with author and speaker Michael Arterberry. Not only is it in podcast form, but the video interview has also been compiled into a full blog post. So video, audio and written text are covered! 

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Do you do a word of the year? Maybe it's a phrase or mantra. Or maybe, you're feeling all the pressure to have that perfect word of the year and you have no clue! I'll say this - your mantra, phrase or word isn't the dealbreaker for success in life. Yet having a clear intention for what you want to focus on can be a powerful game-changer for your life. 

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Feeling in a bit of a funk lately? Are you questioning if there is any end in sight? Well there are life seasons just as much as there are seasons in nature. Way back on episode we discussed this topic, and we addressed how we can have seasons even within a single day! We break down how relevant seasons are to daily recovery, in your life, and even in your relationships.

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Have you had the discussion with your children yet? Do they know the wonderful truth about Santa? This week we tackle this question, and share about a sweet little book we used to discuss this with our girls. 

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On the podcast this week, and even more in-depth in the corresponding blog post, we lay out 14 creative celebration ideas to honor the loved ones in your life.

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You know those people, and I swear they come out in droves during the holidays! It's the ones you try to avoid, the people you can discuss certain things with, and the time when the holidays rear every obligatory head. 

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Author Gemma Hartley caused quite a stir with a Vanity Fair article about the "emotional labor" a woman goes through in running a household that goes way beyond the errands list.

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This week I have a special guest interview (both video and on the podcast) with Jodi Chaffee, host of the Family Culture Movement podcast. This interview is jam-packed with awesome insights into things like false boundaries (vs. true ones) and finite vs infinite players in life...as well as how to navigate the holidays when you've created a culture in your home that may differ from who you're spending the holidays with. 

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I invite you to enjoy a little behind the scenes of a week of mishaps, bad weather and even worse internet, and shocking changes and big events. 

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More Episodes

 

This is the first in the "Be The Good, See the Good" Series.  

We will dive in to how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us, and learn how we can work in our strengths and recognize that in others.

"What we don’t need in the midst of our struggle is shame for being human."  -Brené Brown

Don’t wait until you’re perfect to help another.  This is where we can connect and relate and realize that we’re human - and that’s a beautiful thing. 

If you want to connect with another, meet them where they are at.  Don’t expect them to jump to your perspective just because that’s the way you see it. 

When you take into account each child’s personality style, your ability to connect in a way that resonates with them is so much easier. 

There are many variations of what "Namaste" really means, but the essence is "the peace within my soul recognizes the peace within yours." Wouldn’t it be nice if Americans greeted one another in such a meaningful way?

When people understand their personality style and lean into their own natural strengths, amazing results occur, and they begin to better understand their children at a deeper level.

The DISC we will be discussing is the four quadrant behavioral model based on the work of William Moulton Marston, Ph.D. (1893-1947) which he developed to examine the behavior of individuals in their environment or within a specific situation. DISC looks at an individuals’ behavioral styles and behavioral preferences. This is not to label people or put them in a category but rather to build a bridge to understanding strengths, needs, motivations and ultimately improved relationship.

Understanding DISC gives us a vocabulary to explain and relate to one another.

It does not give us an excuse or a label for a behavior.

Every person has a vantage point you can only experience through your connection with them. 

Like a rainbow that has seven key colors, there are thousands of other shades of those seven, and they all are a blend of more than one color. These other factors, plus the four personality styles, are all going to blend to create your unique color that will be represented somewhere on the spectrum.

You don’t necessarily have a weakness as much as you have a negative reaction with one of your strengths.

Read more about this here: Personality Isn't Going Away: A Historical Intro

Get the Mama Says Namaste Newsletter and you'll receive a free DISC Quick Tips for Families eBook!

 

 *Podcast music by the awesome Renee & Jeremy who cover "Put a Little Love In Your Heart" by Jackie DeShannon.  Props to both of them for this beautiful rendition that epitomizes what I want for families!