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Creating Positive Energy in Your Home and Life, with Jacqualyn Jackson

Jump Start Your Joy

Release Date: 11/30/2021

Intentional Comfort and Joy in the Midst of Grief with Jenn Oglesbee show art Intentional Comfort and Joy in the Midst of Grief with Jenn Oglesbee

Jump Start Your Joy

Jenn Oglesbee is a certified life coach and licensed clinical social worker, and the discussions that she and I had last summer on Instagram Live are what me to choose the “Intentional Comfort” for season seven on Jump Start Your Joy. We had a series called “What the Hell?,” and in it we discussed the events of the past couple of years, and how they impacted our lives. Jenn and I share a love of talking about joy, and have both woven it into our work. It’s an honor to have Jenn come back a year later, and share more about her own journey. In December of 2021, Jenn lost her sister to...

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Five Easy Mindfulness Tips to Help You Every Day show art Five Easy Mindfulness Tips to Help You Every Day

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Mindfulness is a great way to find more joy and center yourself. In this time of transition, when things feel difficult, it's great to have a few easy, go-to mindfulness tools.  The five are: 1. Notice your emotions, and share them with someone else. 2. Breathe, as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh. I share his practice of inhaling, exhaling, and smiling. 3. Observe (or spend time in) Nature. As discussed in my previous episode with Emma Loewe, author of Return to Nature, nature has restorative properties for humans. When you feel stressed, take a moment to look out your window or take a break...

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Finding and Honoring Your Heart's Second Home show art Finding and Honoring Your Heart's Second Home

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In tying in with this season's theme of "Intentional Comfort," and the mini series on "Finding Home," I'm excited to share about how finding and honoring your heart's second home. The idea of having homes beyond the physical place you dwell is one that hit me in about 2004, when I attended a retreat at San Damiano in Danville, CA. It became clear to me that some places feel like home, usually because of the community or the connection I had to them. In this episode, I'm sharing a few of those places, what they mean to me, and how you can also find and honor your heart's second home.   ...

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Shelter in Place and Finding Your Way Home with Laura Joyce Davis show art Shelter in Place and Finding Your Way Home with Laura Joyce Davis

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Laura Joyce Davis started her podcast, Shelter in Place, just as the pandemic shut California and the United States down on March 17, 2020. We talk about finding joy in hard times, defining the meaning of home, and sheltering in place as parents. Laura is a Minneapolis native who now calls Oakland home. She is an award-winning fiction writer, a Fulbright scholar, a WNYC Podcast Accelerator finalist, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She is a mom of three young kids who believe that anything is possible if you have a cape, a crown, and a very good book (she doesn’t disagree). In past...

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The Body is Not an Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor show art The Body is Not an Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor

Jump Start Your Joy

In this interview, I am so honored to be joined by author Sonya Renee Taylor. Sonya is the author of the the New York Times Bestselling book, “The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love.” She just recently released an updated version of that book, and the “Your Body is Not an Apology Workbook: Tools for Living Radical Self Love.” Sonya is joining me to talk all about radical self-love and joy. And, she shares that when we start to love ourselves, we can transform how we interact with others in the world. Sonya Renee Taylor and I talked about: – her early joys of...

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Return to Nature with Emma Loewe show art Return to Nature with Emma Loewe

Jump Start Your Joy

for mindbodygreen, and she has just released the amazing book, Return to Nature: The New Science of How Nature Landscapes Restore Us. In it, she shares the different kinds of landscapes, how they effect your mental health, studies about why they improve your mental health, and things you can do to counter-act the effects of climate change on these landscapes. This discussion fits so well into this month’s theme of “finding home,” and I hope you love this conversation about the return to nature with Emma Loewe. Read the full show notes on my website. In this episode, Emma Loewe and I...

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Fred LeBlanc on Finding a Mardi Gras State of Mind show art Fred LeBlanc on Finding a Mardi Gras State of Mind

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Fred LeBlanc is back for the third time on Jump Start Your Joy, and he’s joining me this time to talk about his new single, “Mardi Gras State of Mind” and his reflections on how things changed for him (and all of us) during the pandemic. In refreshing Fred style, we also dive into talking about the influences that shape people (including Elvis and Anne Rice), and how dreaming big can change the world. In this episode, Fred LeBlanc and I talk about: His time during the pandemic: getting married, shelter in place, doing online concerts, and revisiting music Playing Lundy Gras and the...

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Stepping Up and Standing Out as an Introvert with Heather Hall show art Stepping Up and Standing Out as an Introvert with Heather Hall

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In this episode of Jump Start Your Joy, I’m so excited to welcome Heather Hall, a transformative Leadership Coach, strategic Executive Coach, and evocative Spiritual Director whom I met through CLCC. She’s also the author of Step Up and Stand Out: 20 Tips for Aspiring Introverted Leaders. Heather helps aspiring introverted leaders, and their managers, connect with their voices and values to bring their ideas and vision to life.  I hope that you enjoy this episode about stepping up and standing out for introverts with Heather Hall. In this episode, Heather and I discuss: What is an...

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10 Things That Will Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Work and Life show art 10 Things That Will Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Work and Life

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10 Things That Will Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Work and 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 that they need to have everything all figured out before they can take the first step. Instead, think of the first logical step and give it a try. Let your passion...

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Long Live the 80s: Arcade Games, Music and an Airbnb with guest Scott Leftwich of Wieners and Losers show art Long Live the 80s: Arcade Games, Music and an Airbnb with guest Scott Leftwich of Wieners and Losers

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In this interview, I'm excited to be joined by Scott Leftwich. Scott originally started collecting console video games, and then began collecting early arcade games. He now owns 125 video games, and has the largest privately held collection of video games on the East Coast. Once a month, he opens the arcade for "Wieners and Losers," where people can play games for three hours and enjoy hot dogs and other food. He also has a band named Scott Leftwich and The Atarians, and in 2021 he opened an 80s themed Airbnb in his home. I hope you enjoy this conversation celebrating the 80s!  In this...

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Jacqualyn Jackson is the small business owner behind Investment Inspectors, LLC, who provides home inspections, home healings, and sound baths. Jacqualyn has embraced her multi-passionate personality by leaning into several of the things she loves to do: offering objective findings for people buying or selling a home, and in nourishing the more spiritual side of things in providing home healings and sound baths. I’m delighted to share how she’s woven these unique offerings into a single business that integrates with her personal values.

Between 11/26/21 and 12/06/21, Jacqualyn is offering a sale on all Home Healing Services (including Sound Baths!) for virtual services in 2022.

In this episode, Jacqualyn and I talk about:

  • Jacqualyn’s early passions and why dance sparked joy in her as a child 
  • What led her to home inspections as a career and why she became so fascinated by the art of spiritual energy protection for homes
  • How Jacqualyn clears negative energy from a home
  • What people may notice if they have bad vibes in a house and what can they do if they feel like it's energetically not right for them
  • Jacqualyn shares her interest in sound baths, what they are and how they work to help you ground yourself
  • The biggest problems that Jacqualyn sees with maintenance when she is inspecting a home 
  • Ways that people can create intentional comfort and peace for themselves, either in their home or for themself as an individual
  • Jacqualyn’s commitment to self-care as an essential aspect of her brand values and how she has set up her business to support her own and her clients’ comfort and joy
  • How to connect with Jacqualyn to hear more about home healing or home inspection 
  • The three ways Jacqualyn jumpstarts joy in her life, the world, and in other people's lives — including listening to others, expressing love and gratitude, and shining your light in the world

Resources

Investment Inspectors LLC 

Investment Inspectors LLC on Instagram

Email Jacqualyn at [email protected]

Buy Jump Start Your Joy: Heart-Centered Ways to Find Joy in The Messy Middle on Amazon (affiliate link)

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