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“What I Like” Is First-Step Thinking (Episode 340)

I know what I like and want in life. That’s our goal, right? To be so in tune with ourselves we know exactly what we want and how to get it. Right?  What about what others want? How does that come into play? Have we gotten so wrapped up in our own healing and our own

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“What I Like” Is First-Step Thinking (Episode 340)

Working From Home Is SO Overrated (Episode 339)

Working from home…it’s everyone’s dream…right? Post-2020, many got to test that theory out, and wow, can it be overwhelming. It’s not rainbows and unicorns when your work is in your living quarters.  Being both parent and professional at the same time is a tricky thing to navigate.Listen to this episode on iTunes, Pandora, Audible, Spotify, Stitcher, Google

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Working From Home Is SO Overrated (Episode 339)

Creating Your Family Vision – Your Key for Family Connection (Episode 337)

Is your family really your priority? We spend a lot of time focusing on vision and mission statements for our businesses in dreams of accomplishing those goals where our family thrives. Yet how often do we actually stop and get intentional about what that truly means? What does it look like for your family to

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Creating Your Family Vision – Your Key for Family Connection (Episode 337)

I Believe In Abundance – Focusing On Intentions (Episode 335)

As we head into our second month of 2024 as I write this, it’s time to discuss what we do every year – set an intention. When we are focusing on our intentions, it’s amazing what “goals” then come to fruition.  Every year, we’ve picked a word as a family – I list them out below.

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I Believe In Abundance – Focusing On Intentions (Episode 335)

Breaking Down Judgment: 3 Tools for Approaching Life with Empathy and Compassion (Episode 334)

It’s another day of upside down in my world as I sit here by my father’s bedside watching him transition to a place beyond this lifetime. Walking my father home has proved to be an utterly bittersweet and beautiful and raw time for our whole family…and we’re still in the midst of it, even as

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Breaking Down Judgment: 3 Tools for Approaching Life with Empathy and Compassion (Episode 334)

My Father’s Legacy: Navigating Grief and Walking Him Home (Episode 333)

After a bit of an unexpected hiatus, we’re back. For those of you already subscribed to my weekly newsletter, you may have heard the news. You know the news if you’re part of my father’s 48Days community.On love, life, and grieving…Listen to this episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS

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My Father’s Legacy: Navigating Grief and Walking Him Home (Episode 333)
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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)

2Q: “Just” a Parent, and Money Perspectives (Episode 330)

Are you “just a stay-at-home parent”, or otherwise struggling with seeing your value when you aren’t bringing home a paycheck? Time to pay attention.  As a relationships coach and unschooling mama, I am no stranger to answering questions. And, I have to say…I love it. I love the challenge of Q&A and sharing insights and resources that

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2Q: “Just” a Parent, and Money Perspectives (Episode 330)

2Q: Fostering Learning and Entrepreneurism At Home (Episode 329)

As a relationships coach and unschooling mama, I am no stranger to answering questions. And, I have to say…I love it. I love the challenge of Q&A and sharing insights and resources that I’ve personally found helpful. So as we hit our first of the “Two Questions” episodes (dubbed 2Q for short), we’re going to touch

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2Q: Fostering Learning and Entrepreneurism At Home (Episode 329)

Notice and Do: A Whole Family Approach To Managing The Invisible Load (Episode 328)

Have you ever considered the invisible load of managing a home? Those countless tasks and the mental and emotional energy it takes to keep the household running smoothly? I’ve heard enough about the invisible, mental, and/or emotional load of running a household. There are so many variables to consider!  As I was scrolling through my Instagram

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Notice and Do: A Whole Family Approach To Managing The Invisible Load (Episode 328)

The Art of Replenishment: Tapping into the Multiple Forms of Rest in Everyday Life (Episode 327)

In a world filled with constant busyness and overwhelm, it can be easy to overlook the importance of rest and relaxation. Yet here’s the thing – rest is not just about taking a vacation or sitting on the couch all day. It’s about intentional and purposeful self-care in all areas of our lives. Let’s explore

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The Art of Replenishment: Tapping into the Multiple Forms of Rest in Everyday Life (Episode 327)

Gender Roles and Relationships at Home: Challenging the Norms (Episode 326)

In this episode of the Mama Says Namaste podcast, Nathan and I dive deep into a thought-provoking discussion about gender roles and relationships within our homes. We explore how these roles can evolve and shift over time, challenging societal norms, and embracing a more intentional approach to creating a harmonious family dynamic. Are you showing

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Gender Roles and Relationships at Home: Challenging the Norms (Episode 326)

Honest Talks, Lasting Bonds: Applying Fierce Conversations to Strengthen Your Family (Episode 325)

We’re covering our take on Susan Scott’s book, “Fierce Conversations” in this episode – and how we can take her “mineral rights” steps into the home for deeper connections with your partner and your children.  I want to explore how we can apply the principles from Susan Scott’s book, Fierce Conversations, not only in the workplace

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Honest Talks, Lasting Bonds: Applying Fierce Conversations to Strengthen Your Family (Episode 325)

Embracing Openness, Fostering Trust (Episode 324)

How much trust do you have in your children? Especially as they get a bit older and are testing their independence, it can be a scary thing to “let them loose.” Well, we believe you can foster trust and respect from a young age without throwing them to the wolves. The more you’re willing to

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Embracing Openness, Fostering Trust (Episode 324)

The Wart Effect: How Shifting Your Mindset Can Help You Conquer Life’s Obstacles (Episode 323)

When Nathan and I were dating, we shared all kinds of stories of our childhood and our vulnerabilities – and we found a common embarrassment – we both had warts as kids. While we were self-conscious about them, looking back, there is a “wart effect” that occurs on the other side of having a wart.  While

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The Wart Effect: How Shifting Your Mindset Can Help You Conquer Life’s Obstacles (Episode 323)

Staying Grounded – Mind, Body and Soul (Episode 322)

Have you ever looked for ways or thought about the impact of grounding in your life? It has been a huge game changer in my life just recognizing how being grounded can take me to a whole new level. And we’re talking mind, body, and soul. Let’s dive into these three aspects of grounding.  Are

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Staying Grounded – Mind, Body and Soul (Episode 322)

4 Tips for A Successful Day – At Home And At Work (Episode 321)

What constitutes a successful day for you? Do you have a clear idea of what “success” means to you? To your family? In your life? What questions can you ask to ensure you’ve met “success” today?Our lifestyle may look very different than a lot of you who are listening to the episode below, or reading

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4 Tips for A Successful Day – At Home And At Work (Episode 321)

The Mind, Body, and Soul of Relationships: A Holistic Approach to Connection (Episode 319)

If you’re a more holistic family like we are, you are probably well aware of the concept of functional medicine, and the mind, body, and soul approach to looking at your health. And if you’re getting my emails, you know my idea of the whole-life approach of functional education. What if you take this same

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The Mind, Body, and Soul of Relationships: A Holistic Approach to Connection (Episode 319)

6 Tips For Natural Consequences (Episode 318)

Our kids are learning, and natural consequences are always around us. It’s cause and effect. Every action has a consequence. I’ve drilled this into my kid’s heads since the beginning. And what is the difference between a natural consequence and punishment? It’s equipping our children with skills in their toolbox to navigate their own emotions

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6 Tips For Natural Consequences (Episode 318)

So Your Child Still Isn’t Reading – Helping Late Readers (Episode 317)

Do you have a late reader in your family? Or do you feel like you’re constantly fighting an uphill battle trying to convince your children that reading is fun? I feel you. I’ve been there, and it can be a long process.  I brought my 13-year-old daughter Ellie into this conversation, because, of all my kids,

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So Your Child Still Isn’t Reading – Helping Late Readers (Episode 317)

Cultivating Mindfulness By 54321 (Episode 316)

I’m back with Juliet today discussing ways to calm down, center yourself, and engage the senses. We break down the 5-4-3-2-1 exercise that brings us back to center, and we’re eager to have you try it!  Below links to some bonus episodes with meditations from Jules and me – we love guided meditations and reminders on

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Cultivating Mindfulness By 54321 (Episode 316)

Why You May Need A Financial Therapist – with Celia Roberts Hughes (Episode 315)

Have you ever heard of a financial therapist? My childhood friend Celia Roberts Hughes is with me for this episode to dig deep into what that even is, as well as some key things to consider when it comes to your family and finances.  Celia Roberts Hughes is a financial therapist who specializes in helping individuals

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Why You May Need A Financial Therapist – with Celia Roberts Hughes (Episode 315)

Does Awareness and Quiet Have A Place In Your Home? (Episode 314)

Have you fostered awareness and enjoyed the quiet in your home, or is it a fend-for-yourself-borderline-chaos environment? Most likely it’s in-between, as we recognize seasons of life that tend to slow down, and other times when they speed up.  When our kids were younger, we did an experiment on quiet that really rocked our world. It’s

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Does Awareness and Quiet Have A Place In Your Home? (Episode 314)
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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)

Parenting Teens Into Adulthood with Nellie Harden (Episode 312)

Fostering self-worth, confidence, and self-esteem in our kids is a given, right? How in the world do we navigate parenting teens and prepare them for adulthood, especially when they’re perfectly content to just be a kid and play around? I went deep with my notes from my conversation this week with Nellie Harden to discuss

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Parenting Teens Into Adulthood with Nellie Harden (Episode 312)

A Kid’s Perspective: Facing Fears and Finding Confidence (Episode 311)

Have you ever been afraid to face your fears? Well, I’m back with my daughter Juliet and she has 5 tips to help you face your fears as we share how she’s facing hers right now. Are you avoiding something that would make your life sweeter?Listen to this episode on iTunes, Pandora, Audible, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio,

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A Kid’s Perspective: Facing Fears and Finding Confidence (Episode 311)

Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Awaken Your Financial Genius (Episode 310)

It’s time for another book review on a book with a HUGE impact: Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Now, I’ll have to be honest with this – it’s a book I think everyone should read, and the first chapter really made me angry!  Robert Kiyosaki has got some pure brilliance – I’ve completely shifted my perspective on money

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Awaken Your Financial Genius (Episode 310)