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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)

In The Doing, Your Being Becomes

All about DISC GraphsThe past few weeks I’ve addressed the personality styles and shared some tips on how to connect with your children in a way that resonates with them. Now, I want to talk about the graphs. When you do a full profile with me, you’ll find three graphs. You’ll see that typically 1-3

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In The Doing, Your Being Becomes

Dot Your i’s and cross your t’s – The High C Personality Style

All about the conscientious styleShe is calculated, witty and doesn’t miss a beat. She spends hours upon hours drawing intricate designs, and is content to doodle the details alone in her room all day. It’s not enough to get an answer to something, she has to know the reason behind the answer and make sure

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Dot Your i’s and cross your t’s – The High C Personality Style

Never Confuse Kindness for Weakness – The High S Style

All about the Steady styleAhh, the S style. Sympathetic, kind, calm and steady. When I envision an S personality style, I immediately think of their gift: comfort. They are the ultimate nurturers, humanitarians, supporters and philanthropists. There is no question what Mother Theresa’s personality style was. Typically reserved and introverted, a high S style is

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Never Confuse Kindness for Weakness – The High S Style

Precocious People Person At Your Service: The High I Style

All about the Inspiring styleI couldn’t get too mad at her.  She was so innocent about it.  She was a just turned four-year-old who wanted so badly to be an artist like her sister.  And, she would wake up in the wee hours of the morning.  What’s a precocious, curious, smart little girl to do,

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Precocious People Person At Your Service: The High I Style
myers-briggs personality test

Personality Test For Kids

Why Do A Personality Quiz For My Child?If you’ve ever done a search for “personality test for kids,” my guess is you didn’t come up with much. For all the personality tests for adults that are out there, one would think there would be more on learning about who your children are before they grow

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Personality Test For Kids
dennis waitley thinking alike

7 Seconds Will Change Your Communication and Connection (Episode 62)

We are going to dive into who we are – understanding your own personality style and those of your families. If you have two Ds in the family, what are some tips for helping them lead the way…and not taking over? We’re going to explore those high-energy styles of the D and I personality style

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7 Seconds Will Change Your Communication and Connection (Episode 62)
Brene Brown perfectionism

Think Three Times, Speak Only Once (Episode 46)

This week we dig more into personality styles – steady, loyal, precise, factual…do any of these describe you or your child?  The saying “Think three times, speak only once” resonates with people who would rather sit back and observe, processing through their thoughts before acting on them.  The more you know these personality styles, the

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Think Three Times, Speak Only Once (Episode 46)
communication priorities

Communication, Connection, and Prioritizing – Where Is Your Spouse In Your Life?

In marriage…and in life…are you united or divided with your partner?  Communication is a tricky little thing that can be fickle and precise.  As I dive deep into “Laughter, Humble Pie & Lots of Sex” on my podcast, I want to tackle some issues that are coming up in the Mama Says Namaste FaceBook Group

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Communication, Connection, and Prioritizing – Where Is Your Spouse In Your Life?