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The Secret Exercise Routine No One Is Talking About (Episode 203)

Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to exercise? Well, I want to talk about a specific type of “yoga”, actually, and it’s not what you may think. Relationship yoga – the balance, the stretch and the pause. How do you exercise your relationships so they stay healthy and thriving? Listen to this episode

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Can I Afford It? Cashflow and Financial Savviness (Episode 202)

Have you experienced true cashflow in your life? Have you experienced abundance in your life, where you weren’t feeling a financial strain? What is that “one thing” that would make everything okay? For many, that “one thing” just must be money, right? “If only I had enough money in the bank, THEN I’d be happy and all my

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How We Eased Into A Life We Don’t Escape From (Episode 201)

Wow, 201 episodes in, and this is a day to celebrate! 4 years ago today, the Mama Says Namaste podcast was created. 5 years ago today, Mama Says Namaste was officially launched as a business. And 40 years ago today, I was born! (For the record, 41 years ago tomorrow, Nathan was born!) In this episode we look

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Lessons Learned After 200 Episodes (Episode 200)

I can’t believe it – we’re 200 episodes in with our podcast. That is 1, 400 days of getting a podcast every single week. It’s a pretty cool milestone! So in this blog post (and this rockstar episode below), we’re going to share with you our greatest lessons learned in the top six areas we

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Decluttering with Tracy McCubbin (Episode 199)

How in the world do you really declutter and make it stay that way? Are you overwhelmed with the clutter buildup in your home? This isn’t just for minimalists – this is for every person feeling trapped, overwhelmed and/or frustrated by the clutter that has piled up in your life. I connected with Tracy McCubbin,

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Real Talk with an 8-Year-Old Unschooler (Episode 198)

Are you ready for some real talk with an 8-year-old unschooler? This week for both the podcast and this blog post below, our daughter Juliet joins me for an honest conversation from her perspective on what unschooling is and how she’s been learning.   Listen to this episode on Apple Music, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on

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Full-time RVing as a Family (Episode 197)

Have you ever considered full-time RVing for your family? It can seem like a pretty daunting thing, yet…it’s possible. Oh so possible. We’re living proof that not only can you do it, you can thrive and really have a blast! It’s not that everything is easy, though. Let’s dig in to some of the highs and

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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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Om and Namaste at Home (Episode 195)

This week’s episode is positioned a little differently – I am going back to one of my core messages in the podcast – check it out here! The rest of the goodness – the experiment we talk about, the movie reference, and the incredible breakdown of “om” can all be found by just hopping right

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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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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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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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Do You Have a FULL Life…or Simply A Busy One? (Episode 191)

Do you have a full life…or a busy one? Sometimes we wear our “busy” as a badge of honor; yet is that really the life you want to live? Is that the excuse you want to give? There was a point in our lives where we were really busy. We had our hands in so many

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Drama Doesn’t Make An Appointment (Episode 190)

Do you adjust to the world or do you demand that the world adjust to you? Crazy enough, everyone isn’t just sitting around waiting to cater to your needs. And, unfortunately, drama doesn’t always make an appointment to show up in our lives. So how do you deal with it? When do you flow and

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3 Reasons You’re Feeling Stuck (Episode 189)

What do you do when you have a dream that is out of reach, or you feel like your life isn’t quite where you want it to be? What do you do when you see all this opportunity out there, but it seems way too insurmountable to tackle because of the life you’re already living

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My Soul Is Crying For Change (Episode 188)

 Change is inevitable in our lives…yet it can be scary and overwhelming. How are you navigating change? In your home, your work…your life? Sometimes we’re navigating change that is unwanted or unexpected, like the weather or, let’s say, 2020 as a whole.  But then again, sometimes the changes are those aches and pains of unrest, resentment,

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My Marriage is Slipping Away From Me (Episode 187)

What do you do when you think your marriage is falling apart? What do you do when you’re starting to see the cracks, and you don’t know what can be repaired? It can be really scary when you’re facing a mountain between you two, so let’s break it down a bit. This is a touchy

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Shift Your Perspective Before Your Bank Account (Episode 186)

Before you move forward with finding that perfect job or getting that perfect amount in the bank account, we have to first and foremost look at what money really means to us.What word can replace “money” in your mindset? Listen to the Mama Says Namaste Podcast Episode on this topic:Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or

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Is Schooling Like Religion? (Episode 185)

How do you navigate the muddy post-covid waters of the educational world? How has homeschooling become like religion, nuanced and personal while also trying to be labeled and identified?In this post and episode, we hash out three big questions about unschooling and share a bit more about why de-schooling is so, so important. With kids in

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Creating Sexual Legacy – How to talk to your kids about the Birds and the Bees: Part 3 (Episode 184)

When do you have “the talk” with your kids? For many families, discussing the “birds and the bees” is something that sparks dread and discomfort for parents as they try to navigate how to cover it all when it’s so complex and…adult. The daunting thing? Intentional or not, we are creating a sexual legacy our

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Moon-Cycle Wisdom – How to talk to your kids about the Birds and the Bees: Part 2 (Episode 183)

When do you have “the talk” with your kids? For many families, discussing the “birds and the bees” is something that sparks dread and discomfort for parents as they try to navigate how to cover it all when it’s so complex and…adult.  This week, I sat down with Jessica Connelly of Moon Daughters and we talked

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How to talk to your kids about the Birds and the Bees: Part 1 (Episode 182)

When do you have “the talk” with your kids? For many families, discussing the “birds and the bees” is something that sparks dread and discomfort for parents as they try to navigate how to cover it all when it’s so complex and…adult.  *This is the first in a 3-part podcast series on “The Birds and the

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Dust Off Your Goals (Guest Post)

This is a guest post by Melissa Nicholson. Melissa is a single mama, working full-time as a professional writer, raising four children still at home, missing two who have flown the nest, and spoiling one perfect grandchild. You can follow her on her own blog at www.apronsheelsandyogapants.com It’s Time To Dust Off Your GoalsI like

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Shaking Off The Dirt with Michael Arterberry (Episode 181)

This week is another podcast interview complete with video! The summarized transcript is below, along with being able to listen and/or watch. No matter what is best for you, I have you covered, and you can be inspired along with me as I interview my guest, Michael Arterberry.Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now

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What’s Your Word? (Episode 180)

Do you do a word of the year? Maybe it’s a phrase or mantra. Or maybe, you’re feeling all the pressure to have that perfect word of the year and you have no clue! Is it even important to have? I”ll say this – your mantra, phrase or word of the year is not the

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Have Life Seasons Got You Stuck In A Funk? (Episode 179)

Feeling in a bit of a funk lately? Are you questioning if there is any end in sight? Well there are life seasons just as much as there are seasons in nature. Years ago I wrote a blog post on this topic, and we addressed how we can have seasons even within a single day!

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

The Wonderful Truth About Santa (Episode 178)

It’s the week of Christmas, I know Santa is on the minds of many children all over the world! How do you navigate the truth about Santa in your home? When do you actually tell your children the truth about Santa?  Not only do I share about a great little children’s book I read with my children,

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Minimalist Gifts For Maximum Impact (Episode 177)

Are you dreaming of only the most minimalist gifts…but have a clutter-loving family you know goes overboard for the holidays? Or you’re just flat stumped on something creative and different for gift-giving? Look no further. Below are some highlights of types of gifts we’ve done over the years that are beyond another random knick-knack. Minimalist Gifts

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Navigating toxic behavior (Episode 176)

There are some people in our lives that are a huge energy suck, a negative Nancy, or some other verbal landmine of toxicity. You may have toxic behavior around you, and unfortunately we can’t just live in a hole and hide out. So how do you navigate the toxic people – or, more specifically –

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Emotional Labor – Who Takes Care of What? (Episode 175)

How do you navigate role conflict in your home? Has one partner become the “emotional manager” for the family, while the other one stays out of all those intricacies while they “bring home the bacon”?  It’s not just about assigning specific roles, and it surely isn’t about boxing it into a certain gender. But boy, knowing

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