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“FIND YOUR SPARK” is a podcast that shares real-life stories of realizing the potential and impact of your SPARK, in the middle of a busy life. Your hosts Brooke Wheeldon-Reece, President of The SPARK Initiative – a non-profit organization – and Ashley Hunt, Director of Program Development, dive deep into conversations about life, family, running a business, the youth they work with, and the impact their work has daily. The episodes are funny, digestible, honest, and profoundly helpful. As working moms and entrepreneurs, Brooke and Ashley navigate the sticky realities of daily life, all while working to make this world a better place.

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“FIND YOUR SPARK” is a podcast that shares real-life stories of realizing the potential and impact of your SPARK, in the middle of a busy life. Your hosts Brooke Wheeldon-Reece, President of The SPARK Initiative – a non-profit organization – and Ashley Hunt, Director of Program Development, dive deep into conversations about life, family, running a business, the youth they work with, and the impact their work has daily. The episodes are funny, digestible, honest, and profoundly helpful. As working moms and entrepreneurs, Brooke and Ashley navigate the sticky realities of daily life, all while working to make this world a better place.

    63:Sending your Kids Back to School During COVID? Who is Right and Who is Wrong?

    63:Sending your Kids Back to School During COVID? Who is Right and Who is Wrong?

     
    In this episode, Brooke and Ashley talk about the upcoming school year. Local schools here are set to reopen in the next couple of weeks, and we have heard very strong opinions on the decision of sending kids back or not. Brooke and Ashley discuss their decisions and how they came to the decision for themselves, as well as share what they have heard on social media, and even with close friends trying to decide.
    They share about the importance of understanding what is right for you and your children, may not be what is right for someone else, and that is okay! Listening to that SPARK inside, will help guide each person individually to make the right choice for them!
     

    • 26 min
    62: So Simple, So Helpful!

    62: So Simple, So Helpful!

    In this episode, Stephanie reflects on a couple examples of how knowing about her SPARK has recently helped her and her 6 year-old son deal with kitchen disasters and Minecraft moments! Listen as she shares their experiences.
    As always, if you have a topic you would like us to talk about or if there something you would like to hear more on, please let us know!Email us at info@thesparkinitiative.com (mailto:info@thesparkinitiative.com)

    • 11 min
    61: Feeling Left Out

    61: Feeling Left Out

    In this episode, Ashley and Jena share their recent events about how they have each experienced feeling left out.
    They speak about how this feeling can lead them to making assumptions and becoming even more disconnected, but allowing for time, space and understanding, a whole new perspective can be gained. They talk about how these feelings can feel really big at times, but they will all settle eventually and that is so helpful and refreshing to know.
    Listen as they share their experiences and insights.

    • 24 min
    60:The Obstacle of Thought

    60:The Obstacle of Thought

    In this episode, Ashley and Nicole share about resent insights they have had about the importance and appreciation for their state of mind.
    Ashley shares about getting caught up in her thinking, and then the unhelpful "should's" that unfolded for her. She talks about how she recognized this, and how it was helpful moving forward. Her problems suddenly didn't seem as big as she had thought, and answers came for the solutions that she needed.
    Nicole speaks about a recent event as well, and shares how understanding state of mind was helpful to navigate through it.
    Listen as they share their experiences and insights.

    • 29 min
    59: The Relief of Recognizing Resentment

    59: The Relief of Recognizing Resentment

    In this episode, Nicole Wilson and Jena Travise talk about personal resentment and how this understanding of the mind has helped them let go of past experiences that weighed them down and live life a lot lighter.

    • 18 min
    58: Appreciating the Diversity Among Us

    58: Appreciating the Diversity Among Us

    In this episode, Brooke and Ashley share about what they are seeing new about separate realities, and appreciating diversity within us all. They share what they have seen about both, everyone being one, and also recognizes and appreciating the differences in us all.
    The both listened to a recent talk at a conference and saw many things from it in regards to parenting, but then, as the week has gone on, they have zoomed out to see this in all areas.
    Listen as they share their insights around understanding being one of the most important in conversations.

    • 32 min

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