This is KindSight 101, the podcast where you’ll hear from world renowned educational leaders about the mobilizing power of kindness. Together, by challenging our assumptions and venturing beyond the status quo in education, we can make a BIG impact...one small act at a time.
Muscles and Mindset: How Movement Beats Burnout (With Annie Hollis)
In today's episode, we delve deep into the heart of what true fitness means, far beyond the sweat and weights. It's an honor to have with us the phenomenal trainer and owner of the renowned bootcamp program, Annie Hollis.
Annie's approach to fitness transcends the typical boundaries of just physical training. With an ethos rooted in empowering women, Annie seamlessly blends physical training with invaluable life coaching. She emphasizes the importance of consistency, motivation, purpose, and drive while simultaneously teaching her clients to celebrate their journeys and be gentler with their spirits.
For many, the fitness journey is often riddled with self-doubt, comparison, and burnout. Annie's unique approach flips the script, ensuring her clients focus on personal growth and self-appreciation. Her bootcamp is more than just an avenue to break a sweat; it's a transformative space where women rediscover their worth, channel their inner strength, and prioritize themselves.
Tune in to gain insights into how you too can nurture not only your physical being but also your emotional and spiritual self. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or someone seeking motivation to kick-start your journey, Annie's wisdom is sure to resonate.
Let's learn, grow, and transform, one rep at a time!
Finding Your Blind Spots (With Hedrich Nichols)
Embark on a journey towards fostering equitable educational environments in this enlightening episode featuring Hedreich Nichols, acclaimed author of "Finding Your Blind Spots." In a world where the facets of discrimination often linger invisibly, impairing the harmonious fabric of our classrooms and school communities, Hedreich gracefully navigates us through a path of acknowledgment, learning, and transformation.
In her amiable yet forthright style, Hedreich brings to light discriminatory practices that often stealthily permeate classrooms, offering not merely a critique but tangible, implementable strategies to dismantle them. With a rich blend of insights from her book, ranging from personal biases and the unseen weight they carry in educational settings, to the intricacies of language, gender, and cultural expression, this episode promises a comprehensive exploration into cultivating a truly inclusive educational community.
What to Expect:
🚥 Navigating Biases: Uncover the unseen prejudices that linger within and discern how they subtly infiltrate classroom practices and interactions.
🗣 Language as a Tool: Explore how linguistic choices can inadvertently perpetuate discrimination and discover the path towards more inclusive language.
🌐 Celebrating Diversity: Dive into strategies that foster a daily celebration of diversity, embedding it into the fabric of school culture.
🚧 Microaggressions – The Unseen Barriers: Identify and comprehend how microaggressions operate, establishing barriers to wholesome relationships and inclusive environments.
Through a lens that is as compassionate as it is informed, Hedreich invites K-12 teachers and administrators to a dialogue that promises not just reflection but action – a step towards classrooms where every student finds a space that acknowledges, respects, and celebrates them.
Join us in this pivotal conversation, unraveling biases and pioneering a future where educational spaces are true harbors of inclusivity and equitable experiences for all.
The 8 Play Personalities (With Machen Champion)
Exploring the Power of Play with Insight from Machen Champion: Vitality for All Ages and the Essence of Play Personalities
In this evocative episode, we delve into a fundamental yet often underexplored facet of our lives: the seminal role of play, inspired by insights from renowned expert Machen Champion. Be it the exuberant world of children or the ostensibly composed realms of adulthood, play carves out a niche of rejuvenation, learning, and connectivity.
Significance of Play Across Lifespans:
Children: The canvas of a child’s play is not mere amusement; it’s a rich tapestry where essential skills, such as problem-solving, empathy, and creativity, are intricately woven. Through play, children decode life, navigating through its complexities, establishing social realms, and engineering their cognitive and emotional faculties.
Adults: Adults, enveloped often in the pragmatism of life, unknowingly sideline play, eclipsing its vast reservoir of benefits. Engaging in play imparts vitality, mental agility, and emotional well-being. It lubricates social interactions, mitigates stress, and fosters innovative thinking, maintaining a zestful spirit amidst the rigors of adult life.
Embarking on a Journey with the 8 Play Personalities:
Machen Champion eloquently elucidates the concept of ‘Play Personalities’, offering us a lens through which we perceive our playful selves and rekindle the oft-dormant playful spirit within. The 8 personalities, each a unique manifestation of how we engage with play, serve as enlightening pathways toward understanding and reigniting the playful energies within us:
The Joker: Relishing in the joy of amusement and laughter.
The Kinesthete: Engaging the body, where movement and action reign supreme.
The Explorer: Venturing into the physical, emotional, and mental realms with curiosity.
The Competitor: Thriving in the vigor of challenges and contests.
The Director: Orchestrating, planning, and mobilizing group activities and events.
The Collector: Deriving joy through the accumulation and categorization of objects or experiences.
The Artist/Creator: Crafting, building, and innovating through various mediums.
The Storyteller: Weaving and navigating through narratives, real or imaginary.
As we traverse through this episode, allow yourself to be enveloped by the enchanting world of play, exploring its multitudes with Champion’s insights as a guiding beacon. Let's reawaken our intrinsic playful spirits and reimagine a world where play and solemnity coexist in harmonious synergy, paving the way for enriched lives, regardless of age.
Stay tuned, playful explorers, as we embark on this journey of rediscovery, unraveling the realms where creativity, joy, and vitality perpetually dance, illuminated by the power of play.
Managing Big Emotions (With Frank Pew)
In this evocative episode with parenting expert Frank Pew, we embark on a journey exploring the multifaceted world of parenting challenges, particularly in managing big emotions and navigating the complexities of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Frank opens up about his experiences and expertise in managing the emotional whirlwinds that parents and children often encounter. He shares invaluable insights and practical DBT strategies, casting light on how they can be adeptly utilized to foster a supportive, understanding, and resilient environment at home. The conversation dives deep into the nuanced challenges and triumphs of parenting, providing a heartening guide to parents navigating through the emotive storms and serene moments alike.
Seeking Significance (With Seth Godin)
In this episode featuring Seth Godin, acclaimed author and thought leader, the focus illuminates the profound concept of "significance" in leadership, illustrating how monumental impacts can stem from modest acts. Seth navigates through his well-known themes, commencing with the vital role of being an indispensable "Linchpin" by merging authenticity and utility, then transitioning into the transformative power of small, deliberate actions. He underscores the essence of being remarkably noticeable—akin to the "Purple Cow" in leadership, enabling oneself and organizations to stand out in a sea of uniformity. The conversation culminates in a discussion on "Tribes," exploring how leaders can forge meaningful connections and cultivate communities, not merely by grand gestures but through a continuum of small, significant acts that resonate on a deeply human level. Throughout the episode, listeners are invited to perceive leadership as an art, where vulnerability, empathy, and consistent actions converge to create a ripple of impactful change and true significance. #sethgodin #burnout #significance
Tough as a Mother (With Ashley McLoughlin)
Conquering Overwhelm and Balancing Motherhood and Business with Ashley McLoughlin
Today, on the KindSight 101 Podcast, we have a very special guest joining us. We're thrilled to welcome Ashley McLoughlin, a supermom of four, who is also ranked in the top 1% of her online business.
Ashley is not only a successful entrepreneur but also an incredible mother, and today we dive into how she manages to balance her family and business, while still finding time for herself. If you're feeling overwhelmed by your never-ending to-do list or struggling to prioritize your health, this episode is for you.
Here's what you'll learn:
Success on Her Terms: Ashley shares her journey of becoming a successful online entrepreneur, her secrets to building a top 1% business, and how she manages to maintain her success without sacrificing her role as a loving and devoted mother.
The Hidden Costs of Motherhood: We discuss the often overlooked challenges that come with being a mother, the pressures and unrealistic expectations placed upon mothers, and how to navigate them. Ashley offers valuable advice on how to embrace motherhood with all its highs and lows, and how to turn those challenges into strengths.
Tackling the To-Do List: As a mother of four, Ashley is no stranger to the never-ending list of things to do. She reveals her strategies for managing the daily chaos and staying focused amidst the distractions. You'll learn how to prioritize, delegate, and simplify your life, so you can spend more time doing what you love.
Overcoming Overwhelm: Ashley shares her tips for overcoming overwhelm, both as a mother and as an entrepreneur. We discuss the importance of setting boundaries, asking for help, and taking time for self-care. Ashley reveals her techniques for staying centered, even in the midst of chaos.
Prioritizing Health: As we all know, it's easy to put our health on the back burner when we're juggling family and work. Ashley talks about the importance of taking care of yourself first, so you can show up as your best self for your family and your business. You'll learn practical ways to prioritize your health, no matter how busy your life gets.
This episode is packed with actionable tips, strategies, and insights that will help you find balance in your life, manage your to-do list, and take care of your health. If you're a busy mom or entrepreneur who's looking to find balance in your life, this episode is a must-listen.
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The ‘Aha Moment’ For Me
Death is the end of a life, not a relationship.
Although I'm not an educator, I always find value in Kindsight 101 podcasts. Each topic discusses topics relevant to living a better lifestyle through kindness and connection, even when it relates to taking care of self. Coupled with Morgane's soothing tone, Kindsight 101 is like a relaxing, yet informative day at the spa for our hearts, minds and souls. Five BIG stars!
Thank you, Morgane for this amazing resource. I have just discovered KindSight 101 and now I cannot get enough! Thank you for the inspiration and ideas of how we can bring kindness to our classrooms.