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The Joyful Courage Podcast is a place for inspiration, education and entertainment on the parenting journey. You are not alone, and this podcast exists to remind you of that...

I am your host, Casey O'Roarty, and I am honored to get to share conversations with leading parenting experts about challenges that show up while we raise our kids.

PLEASE NOTE: The show is rated "explicit" because sometimes I say "hell," "damn," or "pissed off." Rarely will you hear any of the more offensive swear words - just trying to keep it real over here.

Feel free to head over to my website www.joyfulcourage.com for more information about online and live classes, as well as to read my blog.

Opt in now for a four part FREE offer from moving from Chaos to Calm in your home athttp://www.joyfulcourage.com/chaos-to-calm-sign-up

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Joyful Courage - A Conscious Parenting Podcast Casey O'Roarty

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    • 4.8, 120 Ratings

The Joyful Courage Podcast is a place for inspiration, education and entertainment on the parenting journey. You are not alone, and this podcast exists to remind you of that...

I am your host, Casey O'Roarty, and I am honored to get to share conversations with leading parenting experts about challenges that show up while we raise our kids.

PLEASE NOTE: The show is rated "explicit" because sometimes I say "hell," "damn," or "pissed off." Rarely will you hear any of the more offensive swear words - just trying to keep it real over here.

Feel free to head over to my website www.joyfulcourage.com for more information about online and live classes, as well as to read my blog.

Opt in now for a four part FREE offer from moving from Chaos to Calm in your home athttp://www.joyfulcourage.com/chaos-to-calm-sign-up

Thank you for listening!

    Eps 233: Solo with Casey exploring awareness and learning to let go of the beat up

    Eps 233: Solo with Casey exploring awareness and learning to let go of the beat up

    COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
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    Thank you BETTER HELP!
    This podcast is sponsored by Better Help - online counseling anytime, anywhere. → www.betterhelp.com/joyfulcourage
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    Ahhh, hello.
    It’s been a couple weeks and I am so glad to be here with you, just the two of us. Life keeps lifing….  If you are in the US, quarantine keeps quarantining….  I have personally been in the practice of riding the waves of all the things over here…
    Before I get into content over here… I want to shout out to my daughter Rowan! She is learning about coding and social media management and will be doing more of my Instagram posts in the future – be sure to head over there and show her a little love.
    I also want to highlight my VERY FIRST REVIEW on itunes!!! A little over FIVE YEARS AGO I started this show (can you believe it’s been that long??) And my very first review came from a fellow podcaster – Lauren Fire. She wrote:
    Lauren Fire, 05/29/2015
    Passionate and inspiring podcast!
    I love your passion for this topic, thanks for creating such great content and helping out parents! Welcome to the podcasting world! -Lauren Fire, Inspiring Mama Podcast
    I am sharing this because I remember reading this review and it meant the world to me. Singe Lauren chimed in, over 100 of you have let me know what you think about the show through rating and reviewing on iTunes. I am really hoping that more of you write in. Reviews support the show in triggering iTunes to make it visible to ever more people looking for parenting support and inspiration. If you aren’t sure HOW to leave a review, head over to www.joyfulcourage.com/itunesreview and see a tutorial there to help you out.
    Also, we have moved to Wednesday for release day!! Woohoo! Those of you on my email list were informed last week about this change. With all going on with my husbands health, this was a move I needed to make, thank you for understanding.
    The last time I was solo with you all, I spoke into respect, and lid flipping, and striving for  doing what is effective, rather than thinking there is a right and wrong way….
    Today I want to talk about beat up.
    There tend to be two extreme ends of the spectrum…. THre are those of us who have a crazy ideal that we are trying to live up to – typically one where we don’t make any mistakes and show up perfect in all the roles we play. None of us can ever really get there, but we are striving for it. The self talk may sound like:
    “I have to be more present with the kids.”
    “I need to make more homecooked meals.”
    “I’ve got to catch up on housecleaning/laundry/yardwork….”
    “I’ve GOT to loose some weight…”
    We are AWARE that there are steps we can take to move in the direction of the life we want to create, AND, when we aren’t taking the steps, or aren’t creating this perfect life, we collapse into defeat. Awareness is high, beat up is high. It’s a tough place to find ourselves.
    Or there is the opposite extreme. There are those of us that are shooting from the hip all the time and if everyone else can’t get with the program, that is there problem. We don’t see why anyone needs to be in a parenting class, or read a book, or doing any of the self help stuff, because we see the world clearly through our lens and know what to do in any given situation.
    We are the people who don

    • 25 min
    Eps 232: Exploring Consciousness with Dr. Habib Sadeghi

    Eps 232: Exploring Consciousness with Dr. Habib Sadeghi

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    Thank you BETTER HELP! This podcast is sponsored by Better Help - online counseling anytime, anywhere. → www.betterhelp.com/joyfulcourage
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    I am so excited to welcome my guest, Dr. Habib Sadeghi.
    Dr. Habib Sadeghi is the founder of Be Hive of Healing, an integrative medical center based in Los Angeles. He specializes in multi-disciplinary treatment for chronic illnesses that include osteopathic, anthroposophical, environmental, psychosomatic, family, and German new medicine, as well as clinical pharmacology.
    He served as an attending Physician and Clinical Facilitator at UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center and is currently a Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Sadeghi is a regular contributor to Goop, CNN, BBC News and the Huffington Post, and is the publisher of the health and well-being journal, MegaZEN.
    Dr. Sadeghi believes that most problems between parents and children (or indeed, between any two people) are a problem of CONNECTION. By building stronger connections with our children, we are able to move beyond the fighting, yelling, nagging, or other struggles, and into a place of mutual respect and understanding, where real problem-solving can occur. In turn, when we care for our own and our children's mental and emotional health and healing, we drastically reduce the potential for physical diseases, as the mind-body connection is so deep.
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    The Book, The Coaching Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.
    READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection with your child. Available both in book and audio book form → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/book
    CONSIDER ONE ON ONE COACHING - The most POWERFUL of investments offered by Joyful Courage, one on one coaching allows for parents to really tease apart the current issues they are having with their child, while also developing a clear compass for guiding them in the direction they want to be going in. Coaching happens every other week, and is open for parents with kids 4 years old through the teen years. Go to my coaching page to book a free exploratory call and see if we are the right fit. → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/jccoaching
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    • 58 min
    Eps 231: SOLO SHOW - Moving from Right/Wrong to Effective and Remembering that Self Regulation is Learned Over Time with PRACTICE

    Eps 231: SOLO SHOW - Moving from Right/Wrong to Effective and Remembering that Self Regulation is Learned Over Time with PRACTICE

    COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
    Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:
    Live and Love with Joyful Courage
    Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens
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    SUPER FAM
    Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $5/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy weekly FB lives from me every Monday - answering questions from the community and offering direct support and coaching, and every other week there is also a Podcast Recap discussion. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
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    Thank you BETTER HELP!
    This podcast is sponsored by Better Help - online counseling anytime, anywhere. → www.betterhelp.com/joyfulcourage
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    Hi! Welcome back…. Those of you that are new to the podcast I want to give you a warm welcome, I am so glad you are here. As the longtime listeners know, this show is part informative and educational, part deeply personal, and always authentic and, I hope, relatable. That is always my goal.
     
    We are on a collective journey.
     
    Good/ bad, right/wrong, winning/failing à how about effective/ ineffective?
    Takes the judgment out Allows us to know be in this role where we SHOULD know exactly what to do Shifts us out of the idea that there IS a right thing to do  
    It’s all a grand experiment.
     
    Shout out to my new group of parents who are doing PD with me through zoom. So excited to be in service…
     
    What I notice:
    I always encourage people to speak up I prompt when I feel the energy shift Common Won’t work for my kid I’m not her It’s too late Kids have to pay for their behavior  
    This last one is a big one. None of us want spoiled kids AND we all want to feel respected. So, letting go of their mischief when they are flipped is really challenging because this is when they are at their worst.
     
    Let’s review the brain science
    Brain in the palm of the hand review THIS MEANS, they aren’t consciously aware of what they are doing/saying when the brain stem of the amygdala is in charge – NONE OF US ARE YET, we get really worked up about how our kids treat us when they are flipped – I GET IT – I live here too, I have teenagers that are normal teens and they flip and get nasty to me – just as when I flip I tend to get nasty too. We are taking it TOO DAMN PERSONAL when they behavior IS NOT ABOUT US – their behavior is their level of emotional response coupled with the tools they have at their disposal – and when we are flipped, we’ve pretty much lost the tool box that is so accessible when we are in our rational brain. Imagine…… you’ve had a really tough day. You’ve really worked hard to get all that needs to be done complete, you’ve cooked for everyone AND taken care of paying the bills, your kids have been a pain, but you’ve kept it together. And then, you see your oldest picking on your youngest. You lose it. You come completely unglued on your oldest. Blah blah blah, you slide into your flipped lid and you shame and blame and basically let your emotions run the show – the emotional freight train has pulled in and picked you up…. Some time passes and you get yourself together. You realize that maybe you don’t know the whole story of what was happening with your kids and maybe your oldest didn’t need the wrath that you delivered. You acknowledge your mistake and the way you treated her. You reconnect and work to repair the relationship. You may even do some reflecting on how you can set yourself up for success the next time you are caught up in this type of challenge. You work on your own practice for learning more tools to stay peaceful and present even when it’s hard to do. Do you need a punishment? A consequence so that you won’t act like that next time? NO, that never would occur to you as helpful, and yet, how often do we impose this on our children??? Most of us w

    • 29 min
    Ep 230: Bracha Kopstick On Raising Kids to Have a Good Relationship with Food

    Ep 230: Bracha Kopstick On Raising Kids to Have a Good Relationship with Food

    COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
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    PARENTING WITH POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
    Join me THIS THURSDAY for a 6 week parenting class that is designed to expand the dynamics of your home from irritation and disconnection to love and connection. The whole course will be delivered online and I know you will LOVE it.
    Check it out – www.joyfulcourage.com/6weekpd
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    SUPER FAM
    Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $5/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy weekly FB lives from me every Monday - answering questions from the community and offering direct support and coaching, and every other week there is also a Podcast Recap discussion. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
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    Thank you BETTER HELP!
    This podcast is sponsored by Better Help - online counseling anytime, anywhere. → www.betterhelp.com/joyfulcourage
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    Today’s guest is Bracha Kopstick . She is a registered dietician specializing in adolescent nutrition. She helps parents feel calm and confident with raising adolescence to have a positive relationship with food and their body. There's a lot of contradictory information about feeding kids but she clarifies and educates parents so that they can raise adolescents with a positive food relationship without the shame and guilt. Join us!
    "Kids are starting to gain weight in their journey to adulthood. And not only is it not something to be afraid of, but this is necessary weight gain. And I really wish that parents would recognize that this is something that is so necessary and can accept that weight as not something negative, but as something that’s part of just growing and development.”
    “Nourishing ourselves with food that is enjoyable and tastes good is something I think is really important.”
    “Kids really thrive on predictability and knowing when they can expect to have food.”
    “Food is so much more than just nutrition. It's about relationship.”
    What you’ll hear in this episode:
    Where kids encounter diet culture Weight gain as part of puberty How the concerns of parents can amplify the insecurities of their growing teens What a balanced meal looks like Nourishment and food as more than fuel Balancing structure and freedom in guiding food choices Meal scheduling - why it’s important How often your teen should be eating How to approach snacking Cooking with kids How parental body image impacts kids Breaking through your body image issues Parents’ roles in helping kids find peace with their food What does Joyful Courage mean to you?
    It's having that courage to move away from our past, moving away from the mainstream media and culture messages around food and our body and moving towards a more joyful connection with ourselves with our kids and with our bodies and food in general.
    Resources: Recipes on her website
    Where to find Bracha: Website | Instagram 
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    The Book, The Coaching
    Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.
    READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection with your child. Available both in book and audio book form → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/book
    CONSIDER ONE ON ONE COACHING - The most POWERFUL of investments offered by Joyful Courage, one on one coaching allows for parents to really tease apart the current issues they are having with their child, while also developing a clear compass for gui

    • 46 min
    A quick check in :)

    A quick check in :)

    Hello Joyful Courage family – how are you today? I hope that your quarantine isn’t too overwhelming and that you are finding opportunity to choose into peace and connection amidst the chaos and uncertainty….
    I wanted to show up here and let you know that I am taking this week off from recoding a podcast. For those of you who have been following, you know that my family is going through a new challenge that continues to unfold. I am choosing to use my energy to hold space for my family and the tasks that come with health challenges. I know you understand…
    Many of you continue to reach out and send me love and well wishes – thank you! I have also had a lot of you ask what you can do, how you can help. With my husband out of work, I am looking for more ways to serve you while also supporting my family.
    At the end of the month, I am running two 6 week Positive Discipline Parenting classes. They will both run April 30th through June 2nd. I am going to follow the format I use when facilitating a live class, but adapt it for zoom. I have chosen two times with the hope that one of them will work for you. There is an 8-10 PACIFIC class, as well as an 8-10 EASTERN class.
    This workshop is for parents with school aged kids – 5-12. We will dig deep into PD theory, tools and strategies, as well as the practice of navigating the triggers that show up for each of us so that the tools and strategies are AVAILABLE to us when we need it the most.
    If you are interested in learning more – go to www.joyfulcourage.com/6weekpd - my daughter and I created a funny video there, and you will find some FAQs, as well as buttons for registering. There is limited space, so get your registration in asap. Again, we start April 30th!
    Much love to each of you – I will be back next week with an interview for you! Big love 3

    • 3 min
    Eps 229: Parenting through a crisis with Dona Bumgarner

    Eps 229: Parenting through a crisis with Dona Bumgarner

    COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
    Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:
    Live and Love with Joyful Courage
    Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens
    ::::
    SUPER FAM
    Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $5/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy weekly FB lives from me every Monday - answering questions from the community and offering direct support and coaching, and every other week there is also a Podcast Recap discussion. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage
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    Thank you BETTER HELP!
    This podcast is sponsored by Better Help - online counseling anytime, anywhere. → www.betterhelp.com/joyfulcourage
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    I am so excited to welcome my guest, Dona Bumgarner!
    Dona is a life coach for frustrated moms who are exhausted living in a culture that doesn’t support them well, which can lead to feeling very out of control of their own time and energy. In her work, Dona helps mothers re-engage with their own desires and design a mothering style and family life that feels authentic to their personal values and goals. She believes that when parents have their needs met, they have more energy and patience to engage with their children in healthy and productive ways.
    Today we are going to discuss how to recover space for ourselves after our family has weathered a crisis that may have caused us to put everything on hold.
    Where to find Dona:
    Website | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest
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    The Book, The Coaching
    Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.
    READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection with your child. Available both in book and audio book form → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/book
    CONSIDER ONE ON ONE COACHING - The most POWERFUL of investments offered by Joyful Courage, one on one coaching allows for parents to really tease apart the current issues they are having with their child, while also developing a clear compass for guiding them in the direction they want to be going in. Coaching happens every other week, and is open for parents with kids 4 years old through the teen years. Go to my coaching page to book a free exploratory call and see if we are the right fit. → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/jccoaching
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    Be a Subscriber
    Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Joyful Courage Podcast on Apple Podcast to get the latest shows STRAIGHT to your device!!  AND PLEASE rate and review the Joyful Courage Parenting Podcast to help me spread the show to an ever-larger audience!!
    CLICK HERE to watch a video that shows up how to subscribe with your iPhone!
     
     

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

morningstarmama ,

Relatable and real

The Joyful Courage Podcast has been perfectly timed in my life and immensely helpful. Navigating your parenting journey sometimes feels overwhelming and heavily weighted in its importance to simply not screw your kids up too badly. Casey and her guests provide insight and guidance that is relatable, real, and from the heart as parents themselves. Every episode gets right to the heart of what we are doing, why we are doing, and how we can continually be present and accountable to our kids and ourselves. I am so grateful for the content and always look forward to listening. I learn something valuable every episode!

TiaF99 ,

Great podcast!

Love Casey’s podcast. Fantastic topics and information for those wanting to deepen their connections with their kids and in life.

Julietta of Sproutable ,

For EVERY parent

As a school psychologist, school counselor and parent educator, this is hands down, the #1 podcast I recommend to each and every parent I work with, no matter what age your child is. You will find the top national experts in the field, a plethora of relevant topics, and will come away with a golden nugget and definitely a smile after each and every episode. Listen, be inspired, and get action steps to strengthen your family relationships. Thank you Casey!

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