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Ep109: Remember Betty: A Lookback Episode with guest Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block

Jump Start Your Joy

Release Date: 11/21/2017

Embracing the Gifts of Nellie Oleson: Alison Arngrim on her time on Little House on the Prairie show art Embracing the Gifts of Nellie Oleson: Alison Arngrim on her time on Little House on the Prairie

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Get the full show notes: Follow/subscribe to JSYJ (free) on your favorite app:    Alison Arngrim, the actress best known for her role as Nellie Oleson on 'Little House on the Prairie' joins Paula in this look back episode.   This episode, originally recorded a few years ago, is revisited as Paula and her son prepare to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead and on the 50th anniversary of the TV show.   Alison shares her journey from suffering abuse as a child to finding empowerment through acting. She discusses her audition for Nellie Oleson, her experiences working with...

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Exploring Trauma and Joy with author Jen Soriano show art Exploring Trauma and Joy with author Jen Soriano

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Get the full show notes: Follow/subscribe to JSYJ (free) on your favorite app: In this episode of Jumpstart Your Joy, Paula interviews Jen Soriano, a Filipinx writer and movement builder, about her experiences with trauma and healing. They discuss Jen's book 'Nervous Essays on Heritage and Healing,' the effects of trauma, and the importance of addressing collective pain. The conversation delves into the difference between trauma-informed and trauma-wise approaches, the impact of the pandemic on mental health, and the pressing issues within local communities, such as the banning of pride...

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Get the full show notes: https://jumpstartyourjoy.com/2024/06/what-do-you-stand-for/   In the first episode of Season 8 of 'Jumpstart Your Joy,' I'm returning after an 18-month break to discuss the profound changes and reflections experienced during the hiatus. The episode dives into themes of intentional living, navigating grief, the importance of setting boundaries, challenging hustle culture, and the reverberating impact of focusing on internal growth over external validation.   Emphasizing the significance of finding joy even amidst hard times, the host also introduces upcoming...

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5 Ways to Find More Comfort and Joy (Season 7 Wrap Up) show art 5 Ways to Find More Comfort and Joy (Season 7 Wrap Up)

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This week's episode is the finale of season seven where I've been talking all about intentional comfort and how to bring more comfort and ease into your everyday life. If you have not yet listened to the episode where I did the countdown of the top 10 most downloaded episodes, you can tune in here. 1. Choose comfort, and build it into our lives.  I think we are looking for a way to wind down and a way to hold space for the things that we've done and to take a breather. It may be that the world feels heavy, and that you need a break. Mirror what you choose to do with what the seasons do....

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Become A Wonder Seeker by Adding More Wonder, Magic, and Joy to Your Life with Andrea Scher show art Become A Wonder Seeker by Adding More Wonder, Magic, and Joy to Your Life with Andrea Scher

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Andrea Scher has thrilled and inspired others for nearly twenty years through her award-winning blog Superhero Journal, her international workshops, her Creative Superheroes podcast, and her joyful e-courses. In this episode, we discuss Andrea‚Äôs new book, Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy Today, and how and she describes why this is the perfect time to tune into the small things that bring you joy. In this episode, Andrea and I talk about: Why Andrea was inspired to write her book to inspire others to add more wonder and magic to their...

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Three Ways to Reconnect with Intentional Comfort as Inspired by the Art of Gathering show art Three Ways to Reconnect with Intentional Comfort as Inspired by the Art of Gathering

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Intentional Comfort is the theme of this season, and in this episode I'm taking inspiration from Priya Parker's Art of Gathering, and using her 3 rules of gathering to consider new ways to reconnect with what nourishes, fortifies, and supports you.  While her Ted Talk is about how to interact in groups and gatherings in new ways, I find that her rules and thoughts offer insights on how to connect with yourself, and how to determine what is meaningful to you when looking for intentional comfort. Here are the basics of what I'm covering: Don't leave it to chance This is the intentional part...

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Empaths and Highly Sensitive People with guest Signe Myers Hovem show art Empaths and Highly Sensitive People with guest Signe Myers Hovem

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Signe Myers Hovem is a spiritual counselor, an energy worker, and the author of The Space in Between: An Empaths Field Guide. In this interview on Jump Start Your Joy podcast, we are talking about empaths and highly sensitive people (HSPs). If you are a highly sensitive person, or if you have a sense that you may be an empath, then I think you're going to get a lot out of this conversation (which ties so closely to this season's theme of intentional comfort on the podcast). HSPs and empaths notice the energy around people and places and things, and this can be overwhelming to them. The...

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Top 10 Most Beloved Episodes of Season Seven on Jump Start Your Joy (Finale Part One: A Countdown) show art Top 10 Most Beloved Episodes of Season Seven on Jump Start Your Joy (Finale Part One: A Countdown)

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Season 7 was all about "Intentional Comfort." This episode shares the top ten most downloaded and beloved episodes from season 7.  They are: 10. Emma Loewe, author of Return to Nature 9. 5 Tips to Bring More Mindfulness to You Everyday 8. Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth on Finding a Mardi Gras State of Mind 7. Heather Hall, Author of Step Up and Stand Out: 20 Tips for Aspiring Introverted Leaders 6. Jenn Oglesbee: Intentional Comfort and Joy in the Midst of Grief 5. Stasia Savasuk: Wearing Your Word of the Year 4. 10 Things to Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Life and Work 3....

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10 Things That Will Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Work and Life (Best of Season 7) show art 10 Things That Will Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Work and Life (Best of Season 7)

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Are you looking for ways to define what brings you joy, and identify your passions? In this episode I'm sharing 2 exercises to help figure out what you're passionate about and 10 ways to bring more of that passion to your work and your life. Introspection - Using the tools above, or working with a coach, a mentor, or a journal can provide a lot of insight for you. It's also important that you take time to heal any sort of past trauma or issues that might be making it hard for you to define or get in touch with your passions. Just start moving and working on things. Lots of times people think...

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I'm really excited to have author Renee Linnell back on JSYJ!. This is her second time on the podcast, and in this brand new conversation, we're talking about her book that came out on August 16, 2022, which is titled "Still on Fire: A Memoir." Renee first came on the show when her first book, "The Burn Zone," came out.  This book was was all about how she found herself in a cult several years ago. Her new book is a delightful continuation of her amazing craft of storytelling. The themes that come through in her new book are all around  trusting your intuition, manifesting things in...

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In this lookback episode, Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block shares about his foundation, Remember Betty, Donnie Wahlberg and Joey McIntyre and his solo album "Look at Me." Features the single "Hold On."