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

Mama Says Namaste Podcast

Release Date: 06/02/2017

Why are there snakes in our house?!  show art Why are there snakes in our house?!

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In this special episode, Nathan and I bring our 13-year-old, Clara, on to share about her snake interest and talk about how this unschooling journey has exploded to so much goodness! See some pictures and read more of the story at www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-snakes

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When the When the "same ole'" marriage isn't working anymore

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Is your marriage struggling? Are your marriage woes mounting as you've gotten stuck in a rut of reaction and resentment? In this podcast episode, we talk about how quickly we can spiral downward, and share some key steps in course correction that gets you on a path where your whole family thrives.

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Self-Love...or Self-Sabotage? show art Self-Love...or Self-Sabotage?

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Self-love can be hard to do, yet we can sabotage the process when we're wrapped up in procrastination, justification, comparisons and more. Add in the intricacies of every personality style, and it's easy to see how we can really spiral to a place where we're looking to everyone BUT us for our own self-love. We talk about how we self-sabotage, as well as some personal stories about my own self-love and hurt feelings this week. Check out the blog post at www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-self-love

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Over Commitment: How (and WHY) To Say NO show art Over Commitment: How (and WHY) To Say NO

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Do you struggle with over commitment and saying no? This podcast episode is for you - on how to not over commit, why you should say no, and what it allows you to say YES to. 

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Are You Bouncing Back? show art Are You Bouncing Back?

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The term "emotional resilience" refers to the ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. It's that ability to "bounce back" or make it through adversity, and is a critical component of having a growth mindset. How do you foster emotional resilience in your home, and ensure all emotions are processed in a positive way? Here are some tips and strategies for building emotional resilience - for yourself, and your home. www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-emotional-resilience

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Namaste - On Truly Hearing Each Other show art Namaste - On Truly Hearing Each Other

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After a brutal weekend of riots and more country upheaval, there is a demand to speak up against the violence. Yet, with so many voices, who is listening? Let's dig into the meaning behind "namaste" and how we can work to truly be heard...and to hear.

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Unspoken expectations and letting go  show art Unspoken expectations and letting go

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Managing expectations and agendas can be hard, especially when we get stuck if they don't go our way. This week we talk about money and emotions, and how to determine what is REALLY worth holding onto. 

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Making Family Decisions  show art Making Family Decisions

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Making decisions as a family can always be tricky, especially the bigger the family (and the more opinions) you have to navigate! In this week's podcast episode, Nathan and I share about three big family decisions we've navigated through in our own home, and what tips we can share with you for handling decisions in yours.

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6 Tips for Navigating Criticism  show art 6 Tips for Navigating Criticism

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How do you handle criticism? Do you immediately go on the defensive or take it as a blast to your fragile ego?

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Mom To Mom with Joanne Miller: The 5 Pillars of Respect show art Mom To Mom with Joanne Miller: The 5 Pillars of Respect

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This week I sit down for a candid interview with my mother, Joanne Miller! We share the top five pillars for what respect means to us, and how it was reinforced in my own upbringing as well as how we both coach families now. 

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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!