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Just Own It (Episode 282)

As we peer down less than a week before Christmas, I know those expectations and tensions can be high, or in full tilt as the festivities have already begun. Where is your joy? Can you…just own it as your own, regardless of what is around you?  Can you find joy in what is, despite it

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Just Own It (Episode 282)

Kiss the Walls: Simple Boundaries, Simple Gratitude (Episode 279)

We moved from “kissing the walls” to a big open space. Yes, quite literally. Yesterday we rolled in to our house in Venice, Florida, to slowly unpack the past three months of living in our RV down in the Florida Keys.  In “Luna”, our wonderful 5th wheel, our little queen bed is in a slide –

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Kiss the Walls: Simple Boundaries, Simple Gratitude (Episode 279)

Meditating On Gratitude (Episode 278)

It’s the day before Thanksgiving. We don’t spend much time focusing on the traditional perspective of Thanksgiving – the story is complex and full of sadness, and isn’t quite the sugar-coated view of happy connection between peoples.  That being said, we, like many others, can choose to focus on the positivity we can create moving forward,

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Meditating On Gratitude (Episode 278)

The 12 Tenets of Wellness (Episode 277)

There is a lot on health and wellness. And I’m a huge advocate of your physical health being in direct relationship to your mental and emotional health. Last week we talked about who was writing your story, and how to create a life with meaning.  Now, how can you focus on health and wellbeing…and truly stay

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The 12 Tenets of Wellness (Episode 277)

Authoring Reality: Writing Your Life with Meaning (Episode 276)

As we asked listeners and readers to share what they are tolerating in their homes, we’ve heard a common theme. Parents are tired of feeling unheard, oppressed, unworthy, and worn down. Well we can talk about an “attitude of gratitude” and changing our minds to positivity, yet it’s not that simple. I know “toxic positivity” is

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Authoring Reality: Writing Your Life with Meaning (Episode 276)

You Can Sleep When You Die (Episode 275)

Are you sleeping enough? I remember a time in my life when yawning was common all throughout my day, as I guzzled coffee to keep myself running and cringed with the pain of a full yawn and TMJ issues from my clenched jaws.  All that has changed. It’s rare that I yawn anymore. I’ve switched to

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You Can Sleep When You Die (Episode 275)

Eating The Elephant of Clutter (Episode 274)

You know that old saying about how to eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Well that’s definitely the case for clutter. It can get out of hand, and then you’re hit with way too much and not sure where to start. Well look no further. Let’s take it a “bite” at a time

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Eating The Elephant of Clutter (Episode 274)

The Family Trap (Episode 273)

Have you ever felt like, instead of being in a family home you’ve created, it starts to feel a bit more like a family trap? There are many characters we play in our life. Maybe it’s the role of a mama, a CEO, or “the entertainer”. Sometimes, we can get so lost in our roles and characters

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The Family Trap (Episode 273)

How To Create a Home with Namaste (Episode 272)

How do you create a namaste environment in your home, and what exactly does “namaste” even mean? As I was challenged this week on what all I deliver to families, this reminder of my business name stood out once again. It’s Mama Says Namaste for a reason, right? So what exactly does namaste mean to

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How To Create a Home with Namaste (Episode 272)

Ian’s Aftermath (Episode 271)

It’s officially a week after Hurricane Ian, and we’ve picked up the rubble and are moving forward…and recognizing this is a new season for many who were in the path of Hurricane Ian. Ian’s aftermath has rocked many, and continued on beyond the actual hurricane.  What we experienced…Listen to this episode on iTunes, Pandora, Audible,

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Ian’s Aftermath (Episode 271)

Waiting to Worry: Hurricane Ian’s Approach (Episode 270)

I have to be honest – it’s hard to write a blog post or do a podcast with Hurricane Ian looming in front of us and not knowing if our house will be obliterated in its path.  As I’m sitting here writing this post, another band of the storms due to the hurricane is moving through.

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Waiting to Worry: Hurricane Ian’s Approach (Episode 270)

How To Discipline Kids Naturally For Life (Episode 268)

In our last episode on the Mama Says Namaste podcast, I had guest Kimball Lewis of Empowering Parents come on and talk about lying. It’s a perfect opening to what, truly, is an effective consequence for our children that isn’t just punishment, but an opportunity to learn a different approach. It’s equipping our children with

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How To Discipline Kids Naturally For Life (Episode 268)

“C” Through Rage to Grace (Episode 266)

Nathan and I were talking about anger and how we move past it, and he hit on a such a powerful aspect – So often, when we are really feeling rage, we are lost in our own anger and blind to what else may be out there. Rage is defined as violent and/or uncontrollable anger. Even

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“C” Through Rage to Grace (Episode 266)

3 Ps for Internal Climate Change (Episode 265)

Climate change is real, and here in full force. We’re experiencing the devastation of our actions and what happens when we don’t take all aspects of our impact into account. It’s not just the instant gratification of what is in our face, but the devastating consequences of decades of consumption without respect for giving back

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3 Ps for Internal Climate Change (Episode 265)

4 Steps to Reset And Thrive (Episode 264)

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed, at your whit’s end, or feeling stuck? I can completely relate. And, so can many of my clients! As a relationships coach, there are many times families feel trapped in the chaos that’s slowly crept in, and they don’t know how in the world they’ll be able to do

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4 Steps to Reset And Thrive (Episode 264)

Unschooling in the Florida Keys (Episode 208)

Curious what unschooling in the Florida Keys looks like? This week we brought on the whole family for the podcast episode, and we each share about something we’ve learned about down here in the Keys.  Sometimes our unschooling looks a bit more like homeschool, doing Kahn Academy, writing letters to friends and family, and watching documentaries.  Sometimes,

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Unschooling in the Florida Keys (Episode 208)

Rest and Reset…Daily (Episode 207)

How often do you make space to rest – and reset – in your daily life? As Nathan and I have looked back on our lives, we’ve essentially had at least one major life event every single year we’ve been married. Buying houses, having children, new jobs, big trip adventures…it seems we jump from one

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Rest and Reset…Daily (Episode 207)

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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Shaking Off The Dirt with Michael Arterberry (Episode 181)

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

Behind the Scenes – Hurricanes, Houses and Hair (Episode 173)

Boy has this been a jam-packed last week of ups and downs! We closed on a new house in Florida, I chopped off all my hair, and we thankfully missed a hurricane. This episode is a bit more “behind the scenes” of just hearing about a week of our adventures…and how we process through it. Lots of

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Behind the Scenes – Hurricanes, Houses and Hair (Episode 173)

Feeling Good…or Fulfilled? (Episode 172)

What is the distinction between feeling good and feeling fulfilled? Oftentimes our pursuit of feeling good can miss that very big element of fulfillment that we’re all ultimately seeking in life. True fulfillment isn’t external; it’s an inward-looking process.Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on the Pandora app and Radio.com!Being an EagleIn my

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Feeling Good…or Fulfilled? (Episode 172)

Feeling Anxious? (Episode 171)

On this day, November 4, 2020, there are many people feeling a wee bit anxious over what news we will be receiving this week as election results in a very volatile and divisive year roll in. It all is a bit magnified right now, and yet I also recognize that it’s not just an election

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Feeling Anxious? (Episode 171)

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)

Namaste – On Truly Hearing Each Other (Episode 149)

After a brutal weekend of riots and more country upheaval, there is a demand to speak up against the violence. Yet, with so many voices, who is listening? Let’s dig into the meaning behind “namaste” and how we can work to truly be heard…and to hear. Namaste:the peace within my soul recognizes the peace within yours.Listen

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Namaste – On Truly Hearing Each Other (Episode 149)

6 Tips For Navigating Criticism (Episode 146)

How are you with navigating criticism? Do you immediately go on the defensive or take it as a blast to your fragile ego? In this podcast episode and below, we go over six key tips for handling criticism, toxicity, and fragile egos.6 Tips for Handling Criticism – as the giver or receiver!Listen to this episode

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6 Tips For Navigating Criticism (Episode 146)

Feeling Inside Out and Upside Down? Feel All the Feels (Episode 141)

Even subtle losses in life can trigger a sense of grief. We’re feeling all the feels at this present moment. Right now, emotions are all over the place as people navigate unknowns, modified schedules (or lack thereof), and loss. Lots of loss. Whether you’ve lost a loved one, your job, or simply the sense of security,

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Feeling Inside Out and Upside Down? Feel All the Feels (Episode 141)

It’s the end of the world…as we know it (Episode 138)

Like everyone else, it’s hard to go on with times being “as normal” when we are in the midst of a global pandemic. My hope is that you listen to this podcast and pay attention to these posted links below to help you – and your family – get through this time together. The COVID-19

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It’s the end of the world…as we know it (Episode 138)

My Advice Is… (Episode 131)

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? How exactly do you best give/receive advice? The answer may lie more in the story than anything.Maybe it’s not about telling the right advice, but about asking the right question.Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on the Pandora app and Radio.com!The Advice FenceThere

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My Advice Is… (Episode 131)

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)

What Is Your Word For The Year? (Episode 128)

What is your word for the year? It’s 2020 – a new year, and time for a fresh start. It’s often a time for a word/theme/mantra to get intentional about a new year. We polled a bunch of you to hear what your 2020 themes are, and we dig into words/phrases, mantras and themes of

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What Is Your Word For The Year? (Episode 128)