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Bring On The Party Bus! (Episode 004)

Mama Says Namaste Podcast

Release Date: 06/15/2017

Part 3: Ingredients for Intimacy show art Part 3: Ingredients for Intimacy

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This is Part 3 of our "Recipe for a Light-Hearted Relationship." As we start to lay down specific "ingredients" to a light-hearted relationship batter, these 5 key things are what we believe are essential. This week, we share the top five requirements for a light-hearted relationship with your most intimate partner. Your homework is to go shopping and ensure each of them are qualities you are actively stepping into in your relationship. And next week, we'll wrap it up with the instructions to make it sing.

The Language of Love is more subtle than you think show art The Language of Love is more subtle than you think

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As we build up to our Recipe for a Lasting and Light-Hearted Relationship, we're stepping into Part 2: the language of love! 

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What lightens your heart vs. hardening it? Have you looked at what relationship triggers may be setting you off into reaction mode, or not bringing out your best self at home? 

Skillset or Mindset? show art Skillset or Mindset?

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Which is more important - your skillset, or your mindset? While you probably know the answer to this already, we share three key strategies to position yourself for the ultimate success. 

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Minimalism isn't just eliminating toys - that isn't the point. It's filtering out the "noise" in our lives to focus on what is truly important. And "noise" can be things, but can also be over-scheduled, maxed out living. 

Reframing the Reframing the "Quickie"

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And before you think this is an episode for the bedroom, it's way beyond that. Even a quick, intentional connection can have a lasting effect, and the more we can get comfortable with short bursts of joy in life, the more recharged we are for the long haul! 

Should We Force Children To Learn? show art Should We Force Children To Learn?

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In our world of unschooling, we believe in delight-led learning, and the functional education model of learning as we live life together. So what if our kids want to just watch TV and eat chips all day? Do we allow it? Do we force our kids to step it up, or just cross our fingers and hope they muster up some work ethic on their own?

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Are you simply a cheerleader for your child, or are you coaching them through life? Coaching them means not telling them the answers but bringing to their awareness the tools they can use to help them navigate what comes their way. Navigating disappointment, sadness, messing up and anger are realities of life we will all face. Is your child prepared with tools to cope and move forward?

Watch Your Language show art Watch Your Language

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Do you really talk with your family, or are you more likely to talk at, over or for them? How do you really talk to kids in a way that equips them with the tools to find their own voice vs. being an echo of ours?

Are You Not Entertained??! show art Are You Not Entertained??!

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Have you had those moments where your kids come up to you and say the dreaded words, "I'm bored", and you're looking at all of the things to entertain them all around? 

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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.


*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