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

Mama Says Namaste Podcast

Release Date: 06/02/2017

4 Steps to Reset and Thrive show art 4 Steps to Reset and Thrive

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If you're maxed out with your family and building more resentment and overwhelm than joy, this is the episode for you. We go through four simple steps that can help you truly dance in life (and you have to listen in to hear the analogy we share). We have complete control over our own perspective - how you are viewing your life?

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3 Ways to Replace Tech Time with Together Time show art 3 Ways to Replace Tech Time with Together Time

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Have you gotten stuck in a rut of the same old thing every night with your family? Have screens taken over so it seems like that's everyone's "go-to" for down time? Maybe it's time to look for other opportunities to connect as a family vs. a side-by-side family movie night.  We share 3 ways we replace tech time with together time in our home, and I'd love to hear what you do in yours! 

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Are You a Parent? Step into the Spotlight! show art Are You a Parent? Step into the Spotlight!

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Are your children following your advice...or your example? How are you processing things mentally, physically and emotionally in your own life? How are your children learning to navigate life like you do? Are you okay with them copying your actions, opinions, habits and values? Maybe it's time to check yourself.

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Get Used to Disappointment show art Get Used to Disappointment

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Life has a lot of variables, and disappointment is par for the course. Have you struggled with disappointing your kids? Is that cringe-worthy moment something you want to desperately avoid at all costs, or do you see it as a valuable part of living life together?  Nathan and I have no issues with navigating disappointment with our kids, and can attest to the benefit of emotional resilience as one of the most powerful things you can foster in a child's life "toolkit". We'll share how we do it in this week's episode. 

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Your Children Aren't The Center Of The Universe show art Your Children Aren't The Center Of The Universe

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Sometimes in our desire to support our children, we let the world revolve around them. And then, at some point, they have to recognize their impact. This week we're building on the conversation about expectations last week and setting clear boundaries in your home. As Dr. Henry Cloud says, "you get what you tolerate." We talk about oceans, rebellion, and how to course-correct.  We want our children to feel safe and secure. That also means trusting that you as the parent will call them out on the behaviors that will push others away. What is the ripple effect coming out of your home?

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Experts, Expectations and Getting What You Want show art Experts, Expectations and Getting What You Want

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Do you have high expectations and end up disappointed when things don't go your way? Are you disillusioned by the "experts" who aren't really helping you and don't really have it all together?  We all have expectations - yet a simple reframing of what we hold onto and how we communicate it can make a drastic shift in your joy and accomplishment.  What do you expect? Start with no expectation. Listen in. And then tell me what you've learned. 

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Our PSA for the USA show art Our PSA for the USA

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In a country of "united" states, it seems there is division everywhere. It's hard to know what to do, and getting even harder to simply stay silent. So this week, Nathan and I have a raw and unfiltered conversation about what we're seeing and experiencing here in the US - and our first focus on what we're doing to make a difference.  There are so many ways to make an impact - and this is the first step for every single one of them. 

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Who is the Author of your Story? show art Who is the Author of your Story?

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Who is truly writing your story? Are you proactively creating it, or is the author the pains of your past, your dreams of the future, or someone else's voice entirely?  As we address the past, present and future, we look for how to move forward regardless of the trauma we've experienced. In a time where trauma seems to be the word of the moment, we discuss the impact of it and the seeds of hope you have already within you. These are the raw parts of who we are, and it's time to handle them with the care and respect they deserve. 

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Do I Get My Kid A Smartphone? show art Do I Get My Kid A Smartphone?

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Are smartphones the enemy? Are your kids begging, and you're not sure what to do about it? This week we add our 12-year-old daughter, Elle, to the mix to share about how she went from begging for a smartphone to being a-okay without one. What is the reality around smartphone usage? What have we learned? And what can you do about it in your home? Listen in. 

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Snakes, Unschooling, and Fear of the Unknown (GUEST EPISODE 255) show art Snakes, Unschooling, and Fear of the Unknown (GUEST EPISODE 255)

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I was that mother who said I'd "never" have a snake in my home. And here we are, five snakes in, and I'm singing a different tune. What are your children interested in that has warranted an immediate shutdown from you? Is it based on a true fear, or simply what is unknown? This week Nathan and I invited our 15-year-old daughter, Clara, to join us and educate us a bit on snakes and moving past our fears to continue learning throughout our lives. 

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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

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 *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!