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Bring On The Party Bus! (Episode 004)

Mama Says Namaste Podcast

Release Date: 06/15/2017

Taking A Pause and Digging Deep show art Taking A Pause and Digging Deep

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Our lives have seasons, and it's time for a hiatus from the podcast and a focus on family as we welcome many new shifts this summer.  Join us for our last podcast for a while where we leave you with some questions to ponder and to determine what season you are in, and what might be time to pull back from as you give more elsewhere. 

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Does My Personality Change Over Time? show art Does My Personality Change Over Time?

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I get asked this question a lot as a relationships coach who specializes in helping people understand their personality styles. And the answer isn't a simple yes or no.  It's a lesson in self-awareness and evolution, and this week Nathan and I dig into my mentor's blog post on the "The Lifecycles of Strength" and the many stages we go through as we grow and develop - not only into who we are, but who we want to become.  Listen in, and share with a friend! (Get the full blog post that goes along with it here):...

"What I Like" is just the first step

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In this episode, Nathan and I dive deep into exploring the balance between knowing what you like and being open to what's working for you. We share our perspectives on the delicate dance of embracing our likes while also being open to new opportunities for growth and connection. What happens when we get stuck in our ways, and how can we navigate this in our relationships? We discuss how rigid thinking can limit us and how embracing flexibility can open up new doors in our lives and relationships. We talk about Joshua Becker's blog post on Becoming Minimalist. We challenge you to shift your...

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I was 34 years old and at my wit's end with a 3, 6, and 9-year-old, trying to navigate juggling work and motherhood at the same time. I wrote a blog post then, and, looking back at it now, my heart goes out to that mama I was 8 years ago!  So I updated the blog post and asked Nathan to come on and do an episode now, in hindsight, about working from home and how to navigate it.  So is it overrated and you shouldn't do it? Or...can you find your flow? Get the full blog post that goes along with it here: *Bonus - transcript added!

The One Approach to Learning We Can All Get Behind show art The One Approach to Learning We Can All Get Behind

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Back in 2018, I wrote a blog post about my perspective on learning together as a family that transcends all educational models and is simply a lifestyle approach. Today, we reflect back on how much this model of "Functional Education" has served us well over the years, and break down the acronym of "FUNCTION" to dig into what it really looks like. Read the corresponding blog post here:

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If you haven't ever discussed what "home" looks and feels like to you, how will you know when you're there?  We spend a lot of time in business looking at things like a vision statement, team meetings, and showing up in our best light. Yet how often do we give this same intention at home?  We dive into our foundational post on "family vision" that we did eight years ago, reminiscing on the steps we took with young children as well as looking back now at other approaches that would work.  Not everyone is going to get excited about a family vision any more than going to yet...

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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!    You can get your copy here (aff link)


Ashley featured on the Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast: https://www.eofire.com/podcast/ashleylogsdon/

Check out www.HollyScherer.com - she says “I created this community to help you REDISCOVER YOUR DREAMS and BUILD THE FOUNDATION to make them a reality. In 2011, my husband and I STOPPED WAITING FOR “SOMEDAY” and began building a FOUNDATION TO FREEDOM - we want to help you do the same.”  How cool is that? 

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know.  But when you LISTEN, you may learn something new.”  -Dalhai Llama

Greatest fear for a high I is rejection.  Solitude, however, does not mean pure isolation.  It’s a time to connect with yourself and find peace in the quiet.  The more we can establish that being alone is not a negative thing, the more a high I will have confidence in that space.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  Jim Rohn

To show love/affirmation for a high S or I, it goes back to the feeling and relationship.  For a D or C, boil it down to the task and their accomplishment.

The brain physiology and DISC correlation relates back to Katherine Benziger’s work - a great summary of it all is here: http://www.businessballs.com/benzigerpersonalityassessment.htm  D & I = Frontal L/R, S & C = Basal L/R

It takes 3 seconds for a high D and I to process things, it takes 7 seconds for an S or C.

I know you want to see a picture of Ellie’s “Sharpie Incident” - read the blog post here:  http://www.mamasaysnamaste.com/high-i-style/

Characteristics of a High I Personality Style:

  • Cheerful
  • Creative
  • Touchy-feely
  • Friend to many
  • Loud
  • Outgoing
  • Life of the Party
  • Restless
  • Impulsive
  • High Energy
  • Charismatic
  • Warm and Approachable
  • Compulsive Talker
  • Class clown
  • Daydreamer/can be unfocused
  • Fast-paced
  • Easily multitasks
  • Great team player
  • Not great at details
  • At times, may not finish work
  • Easily distracted
  • Storyteller


What Motivates Them:

  • feeling like they are a part of something
  • allowing them space to entertain
  • giving them your full attention

What upsets them:

  • feeling isolated
  • not being able to talk or express themselves; feeling stifled

Parenting Tips to Help Your Child (or you) Grow:

  • Help them be aware of their surroundings
  • Teach them to work independently
  • Help them see the details
  • Teach them the benefits of planning ahead
  • Encourage improved listening skills
  • Structure some things - try bookending your day so it doesn’t get away from you and get too chaotic
  • Allow for variety and changing interests
  • Let them entertain, and don’t hold back on laughter in fun and love

Encouraging Phrases for a high I:

  • I like that you know how to have fun
  • You make people feel good being around you
  • Your enthusiasm is great!
  • I like that you always see the bright side in life!
  • You’re fun to be with
  • Keep that light within you shining - it glows on others and spreads the love!
  • I love your creativity and excitement.

Parent Tips

• Help your I child become more organized by teaching him how to effectively use charts or a chore list

• Help your I child to understand when to say no to friends and when it is important to be an individual. This is an important lesson for all styles, but requires a special emphasis for I children due to their natural need to be a part of a group.

• When your I child needs to do a task (like homework), make sure you set aside time beforehand for them to have some fun and get their wiggles out.

• If an I child misbehaves, the cold shoulder is just...cold. This feels like complete rejection to them. Instead, tell them what they did wrong, why it was wrong, and what the consequence will be. Alone time can be a teaching tool that isn’t just shunning them - but helping them to sit with their thoughts without the distractions of friends, and really comprehend what they did. Always allow them to right their wrongs, so they feel fully back in good graces, and reassure them that you love them and know they will make a better choice next time!



BONUS Material:

Want to see a high I yogi in action?  I love “Yoga with Adrienne” and she is a great example of a fun-loving high I.  Check out this beginner yoga video for back pain - and notice how her personality shines through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phuS5VLQy8c