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Personality Styles

Picture of Santa Claus drawn by 13-year-old Clara Logsdon

Unwrapping Peace: Navigating Holiday Stress & Cultivating Joyful Connections in Relationships (Episode 332)

It’s the holiday season and prime time for stress and obligation to take over. Yet, when you’re thinking of what “holiday” really means, it’s “a day of festivity or recreation when no work is done.” I don’t know about you, but as a parent, I know darn well the emotional load of preparing for that

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Unwrapping Peace: Navigating Holiday Stress & Cultivating Joyful Connections in Relationships (Episode 332)
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Can They Go From Kid to “Adult” After 6,750 Days? (Episode 313)

Last week I talked with Nellie Harden about the teenage years, and she brought to my attention the reality of parenthood. Did you know there are a total of 6,750 days that you have a child before they turn 18 and are considered a legal adult? Do you just flip a switch, and, after 6,750 days,

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Can They Go From Kid to “Adult” After 6,750 Days? (Episode 313)

6 Lessons for Every Relationship (Episode 300)

Today is the day we launch our 300th episode of the Mama Says Namaste podcast. That means I have well over 300 blog posts in here as well since that started long before the podcasts did! So what do we discuss on our 300th episode? Why, relationships, of course!  I’ve gathered a few questions from you

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6 Lessons for Every Relationship (Episode 300)

Help Yourself! Trauma, HMR, And Pathways To Healing with Lenora Edwards (Episode 299)

In this series of looking inward, we’ve been addressing personality styles. While this is an important part of understanding the language of empathy, we have to take into account the world in which we live. We bring perspectives based on our environment, status, trauma, and more. And this week’s guest digs deep into the element

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Help Yourself! Trauma, HMR, And Pathways To Healing with Lenora Edwards (Episode 299)

How To Be A Chameleon Without Losing Yourself (Episode 298)

As we focus on looking inward this month, it’s time for another book review. While this book addresses the DISC personality assessments, it goes beyond a letter to create a fun set of stories that are great for whole families to read together. I know we just did! In his book, The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom For

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How To Be A Chameleon Without Losing Yourself (Episode 298)

Cracking the Code of Empathy: How DISC Personality Assessments Can Help You Speak the Same Language (Episode 297)

I’ve spent years coaching families using the DISC personality assessments, and the more and more I’ve walked families through them, the more I’ve seen the way these can truly crack the code of empathy for others.  Have you ever struggled to connect with someone who just seems to operate on a completely different wavelength than you?

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Cracking the Code of Empathy: How DISC Personality Assessments Can Help You Speak the Same Language (Episode 297)

Gift Ideas For Impact and Personality! (Episode 280)

If you’re stumped on what to get your loved ones as gifts, this is the episode for you. Not only do we give you gift ideas for every personality style, I’ve gone back and updated a gift guide I had with even more great ideas for you! Click here to open the gift guide in

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Gift Ideas For Impact and Personality! (Episode 280)

Mama Says Namaste Podcast Highlights Part 2 (Episode 232)

Last week we started our Mama Says Namaste Podcast highlights with the bottom five of our top ten episodes of all time. Here we cover the top five, and our take now, looking back.  We’re brewing up some great ideas for the new year, and a biggie is that we want to hear from you! You’ll

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Mama Says Namaste Podcast Highlights Part 2 (Episode 232)

Mama Says Namaste Podcast Highlights Part 1 (Episode 231)

Over this week and the next, Nathan and I have pulled the top ten podcast episodes of all time, and we are diving in to discuss them and our perspectives now.  We’re brewing up some great ideas for the new year, and a biggie is that we want to hear from you! You’ll hear sweet Jules

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Mama Says Namaste Podcast Highlights Part 1 (Episode 231)

Christmas Talk with My Daughter Juliet (Episode 230)

It’s the week of Christmas, and my nine-year-old daughter, Juliet, has been anticipating this all year long. Additionally, she’s an aspiring podcaster herself who has big plans for next year. So it was only natural that I invite her on for a conversation this week.  I love the questions she comes up with and the wisdom

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Christmas Talk with My Daughter Juliet (Episode 230)

Have You Forgotten You’re A Parent? (What truly is “parenting done right?”) (Episode 229)

Have you forgotten you’re a parent? Yikes. That seems like an easy answer of no, right? I mean, how can you forget you’re a parent when there are children’s clothes and toys all over your house, you’re hearing the noise and the chaos, and the constant demand for a meal seems to be your main

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Have You Forgotten You’re A Parent? (What truly is “parenting done right?”) (Episode 229)
Picture of Santa Claus drawn by 13-year-old Clara Logsdon

Holiday Stress and Obligation, Yay! (Episode 228)

Let’s talk holidays. Specifically, the agenda of “should” and obligation vs. what a holiday is truly about. The actual definition says it is “a day of festivity or recreation when no work is done.” If you are simply seeing holiday stress and obligation…then are you truly experiencing a holiday? When you’re creating a life you don’t

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Holiday Stress and Obligation, Yay! (Episode 228)

Thankful for The Life I Don’t Want To Escape From (Episode 226)

As I write this during the week of Thanksgiving, in our home, the focus is simply on gratitude. I have to say what tops my list on gratitude is appreciating this beautiful life we’ve created together. Yes, I’m thankful for creating a life I don’t want to escape from. So this week we want to

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Thankful for The Life I Don’t Want To Escape From (Episode 226)

High Processing Personalities (Episode 225)

In the previous post, we talked all about people that are high energy – those that seem to constantly be “on”, and tend to be the biggest attention-getters in the room. Now we address the majority. Yes, it is not that high-energy person; the majority of the population falls into this other category – high processing.  As we explore

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High Processing Personalities (Episode 225)

Can I Get A Chill Pill? High Energy Personalities (Episode 224)

Have you encountered people in your life that seem so full of energy they are just constantly “on”? I remember one acquaintance we met where it was so intense being around him I commented to Nathan that I felt like I’d run a marathon simply being in his presence! There are definitely high energy personalities out

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Can I Get A Chill Pill? High Energy Personalities (Episode 224)

Connected…or Codependent? (Episode 196)

Are you connected… or codependent in your relationship? Codependency has definitely come more and more to the forefront as a hot topic. So how do you balance your connection in a way that isn’t codependent? Or, is it a really a bad thing to be codependent? Let’s break down what it means, what is healthy,

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Connected…or Codependent? (Episode 196)

The Unschooling Parent (Episode 194)

When it comes to our relationship with our children, there are many, many ways to parent. Throwing in alternative education magnifies the role as educator in your home and can make it even more overwhelming to figure out how to be both parent and teacher. That’s why an unschooling model isn’t just for kids – it’s

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The Unschooling Parent (Episode 194)

My Better Version – Mindfulness for Parents with Tatyana Souza (Episode 193)

Do you feel you are really representing the best version of who you are? Are you connecting to your family from a place of fulfillment, knowing you are taking care of yourself along the way? Are you setting the example for mindfulness and self-care that you want your children to emulate? Inspired by yoga training and

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My Better Version – Mindfulness for Parents with Tatyana Souza (Episode 193)

What’s Left Unsaid – Nonverbal Cues (Episode 192)

Have you considered how much is unsaid that speaks so loudly? There have been studies showing that over 55% of all messages come from nonverbal cues like posture and gestures.  As we seek to move from communication to connection, you have to go beyond simply the words and address the nonverbal cues that impact us so

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What’s Left Unsaid – Nonverbal Cues (Episode 192)

3 Steps For A Family Team (Episode 168)

Are you trying to keep afloat in a child-centered home? When you think of your family, do you consider them a team, all working together, or everyone beating to the rhythm of their own drum? Can you actually support individualism while establishing yourself as a family team?can you move from a child-centered home to a

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3 Steps For A Family Team (Episode 168)

How Do I Bond With My Child? (Episode 167)

It is here – our first of the “Ask Me Anything” podcasts! This week we address the question, “How do I bond with my child?” as well as share some quick advice for people dealing with quarantine and/or small spaces at this time.How do I bond with my Child? First, I meet them where they

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How Do I Bond With My Child? (Episode 167)

Self-Love, or Self-Sabotage? (Episode 152)

So much of my coaching focuses on the relationships we have with others…however, at the core of it all, is our relationship with ourself. How are you doing when it comes to self-love? Are you loving yourself well and celebrating the beauty within, or are you stuck in self-sabotage and stuck in a spiral not

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Self-Love, or Self-Sabotage? (Episode 152)

Tendencies, Unmet Expectations & Personality Clashes (Episode 137)

How do you respond to expectations? From your partner, your boss, even your parents? It’s amazing how our behavioral tendencies can shape so much, including our perspectives and our ability to connect with others.Natural Tendencies can be your Insight into deeper connectionListen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on the Pandora app and

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Tendencies, Unmet Expectations & Personality Clashes (Episode 137)

I Hate To Break It To Him… How to Communicate Effectively (Episode 130)

How do you communicate effectively? Think about this in your home and beyond. We talk a lot about personality styles on here, and the importance of understanding how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us. We’re going to share two key lessons to move from basic communication to true connection. Lack of communication

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I Hate To Break It To Him… How to Communicate Effectively (Episode 130)

Back To Basics – with Goals and Life! (Episode 129)

Did you start this year out with great intentions…and already feel the fizzle? It’s time to get back to the basics of it all. Taking a goal and breaking it down to the acronym of BASICS is a great way make sure your goals are not only measurable and attainable, but that you stay motivated

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Back To Basics – with Goals and Life! (Episode 129)

Natural Consequences, Discipline…or Punishment

What does discipline look like in your home?  You know that mistake of “please, grant me more patience?”  If you’ve seen Evan Almighty you may remember this scene: What “opportunities” for patience do you have going on in your own home?  I have to say, a huge “opportunity” is dealing with toddlers…and especially “threenagers”!  Yes, they

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Natural Consequences, Discipline…or Punishment

10 Essential Lessons In Life: Natural Consequences

Natural consequences are a booger.  Boy is it a lesson in patience, learning things the hard way, and so much more.  But you know what?  It matters.  Natural consequences allow us to fully experience and comprehend what works and what doesn’t.  And this is our lesson for the week. Lesson #3: Every Action Has A

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10 Essential Lessons In Life: Natural Consequences
We all define personality by these adjectives that describe us - what if we were intentional about what those were? Create your own words and let them be your mantra.

Define Yourself With Intention: Our Perspective Shapes Our Personality

Are you focused on intentional living, and wondering what personality quizzes there are to help you, or if learning about personality styles even matters? Check this out. How do you define personality? Do you have all kinds of labels and descriptors you use when you talk about your family?   If you are anywhere close to my

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Define Yourself With Intention: Our Perspective Shapes Our Personality
gifts for every personality style

Gift Ideas for Every Personality Style (Episode 80)

If you’re stumped on what to get your loved ones as gifts, this is the episode for you. Not only do we give you gift ideas for every personality style, I have a full blog post with 31 gifts listed to make it super simple for you to snag that perfect gift. In this episode, we

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Gift Ideas for Every Personality Style (Episode 80)