Welcome to Mama Says Namaste. We use blogs, podcasts, and videos to get the message across about how to recognize the intention behind behavior and get focused on creating the family - and life - you thrive in.
Each topic below will give you a variety of posts and pages to browse - check out the storefront and browse by topic, or choose "all access" for everything!
The Mamaste Store
You can all the greatest tools and resources in front of you for a successful life, yet our biggest blocks many times come from within. Check out these links for support in shifting your perspective to not being a victim of circumstance, but taking control of what you have the power to: your own mindset.
Love & Marriage
Our most intimate relationship is one that takes constant attention and care. I often say that it's hard to remain emotionally distant when you physically connect on a daily basis. These posts will take you through my "Laughter, Humble Pie & Lots of Sex" series and beyond, helping you navigate how to have a healthy and happy connection with your partner.
Whoever said they were 100% ready to be a parent clearly wasn't a parent yet. There is nothing that truly prepares you, and no moment when you know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have it "right". You know why? Because we're constantly growing and learning, and so are our children! We're trying to understand them as they are trying to come into their own, and it's a constant dance of growth and discovery for both parent and child. But it doesn't have to be grueling, and it can actually be a pretty incredible journey!
This is the essence of where we start, as the core of getting intentional with your family and life has to start by looking within. The more we can understand ourselves - knowing our strengths, what motivates and triggers us - the better we can explain ourselves and our desires to others. If you want to move from basic communication to true connection - with yourself and with those around you - then dig deeper into learning more about personality styles. The uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us.
We believe in the concept of "Functional Education". Much like functional medicine, it addresses a mind/body/soul approach that looks at learning beyond a classroom, curriculum, test score or grade. Learning is simply lifelong, and we have the opportunity to learn and grow from every experience we have. The world is our school and everyone is our teacher, and we foster a growth mindset to encourage the love of learning more than memorization.
Out of the Box Income Ideas
For almost two decades, I have worked side-by-side with my father Dan Miller, author of books such as 48 Days to the Work You Love, No More Dreaded Mondays, and Wisdom Meets Passion. We run an online community of entrepreneurs who are seeking not just the work - but the LIFE - where they thrive. There is a whole spectrum of opportunity between a traditional 9-5 and owning your own business, and I often address creative income streams and the concept of being your own boss and taking responsibility for the future you want to create, no matter what your work is.
Seek Adventure Together
In 2011, we took off on a 3-week road trip to Canada with our two small children, and started dreaming of more road trips and vacations together. In 2015 we spent a month in Costa Rica, bouncing around AirBnBs and immersing in the culture. And in 2016, we embarked on an epic road trip around the US in our RV...and haven't stopped yet. We've hit all of the lower 48 States plus Puerto Rico so far, and have all kinds of support for your own RV or family vacation adventures.
All Access Pass
Just want to browse from all the links and resources? This unlocks everything from the most current back, covering all the topics listed here.
Questions or comments?
We love Q&A on the podcast, and cover all things that are a part of creating an intentional family.
Personality styles, marriage/intimacy, parenting, education, entrepreneurship, minimalism, travel...
What is pressing on your mind? Reach out and ask or comment - we may cover it on an upcoming podcast as well as respond by email.