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Nurturing Habit is a a bi-weekly show about the ways we nurture ourselves as whole women so we can live more complete and vibrant lives.

Nurturing Habi‪t‬ Doña Bumgarner: Nurtured Mama, life coach

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

Nurturing Habit is a a bi-weekly show about the ways we nurture ourselves as whole women so we can live more complete and vibrant lives.

    Self-Care For Introvert Moms - Summer Break Bonus

    Self-Care For Introvert Moms - Summer Break Bonus

    Sheltering in place during this pandemic is especially hard for mothers who are introverts, especially when your kids are very small. You just.want.to.be.alone, but that space and quiet is really hard to come by.
     
    In this Summer Break re-run episode, I share a bit of my own story, finding my way as an introvert and a stay-at-home mother. I also offer suggestions for how introvert moms can better care for themselves and be more calm, recharged and focused by practicing self-care that gets right at the need for quiet and alone time (even if your family never leaves you alone). 
     
    In this episode:
    what it means to be introverted and why at-home mothering hard for this personality how to learn your own signals for needing a quiet break five introvert-specific self-care ideas that you can apply now  

    Links for this episode:
     
    Complete show notes for Episode 
    Connect with Doña on Instagram
    Get the Get Back In Control Of Your Life workbook and get regular updates about the podcast
    Work with Doña - email me a note with what is currently frustrating you and how you'd like your life to feel. I'll reply with the next step in the process. 
     
     
     

    • 31 min
    Tidying up your whole life - Summer Break Bonus

    Tidying up your whole life - Summer Break Bonus

    This summer break-re-release is an episode where I break down the philosophy behind the KonMari method, and how to apply it to more than just your house. After you listen, I want you to review what is - or was - in your life pre-Covid, and what you WANT in your life now.
     
    There is so much we want but still can’t have. But what are you actually relieved to no longer be doing? When you get to start doing all the things again, which are the ones you really want, and which do you just think you should go back to? What do you want to keep from this period of being forced into being slow and small? There might be a lot. 
     
    What you’ll hear in this episode:
    an overview of the KonMari method and why this applies to more than just your closet some of the ways it feels in your body to feel joy other places in your life you can ask “does this bring me joy” and edit what doesn't why developing the skill to recognize your joy will allow you to unhook from the weight of things that make other people happy - but not you  
    Links for this episode:
     
    Complete show notes for Episode 
    Connect with Doña on Instagram
    Get the Get Back In Control Of Your Life workbook and get regular updates about the podcast
    Work with Doña - email me a note with what is currently frustrating you and how you'd like your life to feel. I'll reply with the next step in the process. 
     
     

    • 36 min
    How to Turn Yourself On - Summer Break Bonus

    How to Turn Yourself On - Summer Break Bonus

    Being turned on means to be ready. Not, in this case, for sexy stuff, but to be ready to invite life in. Do you feel open to that invitation? Or are you instead worn out, exhausted, and touched out? 
     
    Motherhood - life - doesn’t have to feel this way. But if you are waiting for someone to swoop in and fix it, you might be waiting a long time. 
     
    This week’s episode (#64) is about how you can reconnect with yourself, reconnect with the world, start to feel alive and vital again. It is about how you can light yourself bak up again. 
     
    In this episode, I explore what it means to turn yourself back on - to life, to connection, to fun, and yeah, maybe for sexy stuff, too. 
     
    What you’ll hear in this episode
    Why you being turned on is important Prompts to figure out what your personal turn ons are 8 ways to get yourself turned back on  
    Links for this episode
     
    Complete show notes for Episode
    Connect with Doña on Instagram
    Get the Get Back In Control Of Your Life workbook and get regular updates about the podcast
    Work with Doña - email me a note with what is currently frustrating you and how you'd like your life to feel. I'll reply with the next step in the process. 
     

    • 28 min
    Self-Care For Hard Times - Summer Break Bonus

    Self-Care For Hard Times - Summer Break Bonus

    In this summer break re-release, I get personal about how I tended to myself in a particularly hard season; what worked for me, where I set boundaries, what I did to nourish myself. 
     
    I hope you will hear some ideas here that you can implement in your own life. Ideas that make you think, "Huh, I hadn’t thought of that as self-care!” But it is. It totally is. And the effects will last a lot longer than a bubble bath, too.
     
    What you’ll find in this episode: 
    the secret to how I menu-plan how I’m building my village questions to ask yourself to find out what you really need ideas about how to build your own super personalized self-care practice Links for this episode:
     
    Complete show notes for Episode 
    Connect with Doña on Instagram
    Get the Get Back In Control Of Your Life workbook and get regular updates about the podcast
    Work with Doña - email me a note with what is currently frustrating you and how you'd like your life to feel. I'll reply with the next step in the process

    • 33 min
    How To Talk To Your Kids About Hard Things

    How To Talk To Your Kids About Hard Things

    How do you talk to your kids about the hard stuff? Illness, death, violence? Racism? 
     
    If you feel completely unprepared for these conversations, this episode should help. While there is no one script to cover all the different conversations, there are some general guidelines that will help you feel more confident and brave, no matter what the topic. In this episode I share a rough framework that will help you prepare for and have a conversation with your child - at any age - about those more tricky or emotional topics.  
     
    What you’ll hear in this episode:
    How to approach your child about a hard topic - whether they are 3 or 13.  Why you don’t actually need to know all the answers. The most important part of any hard conversation, with any child.  Links for this show
     
    Complete show notes for Episode 
    Connect with Doña on Instagram
    Get the Get Back In Control Of Your Life workbook and get regular updates about the podcast
    Work with Doña - email me a note with what is currently frustrating you and how you'd like your life to feel. I'll reply with the next step in the process.

    • 32 min
    Better parenting starts with you - with Casey O'Roarty

    Better parenting starts with you - with Casey O'Roarty

    Do you feel like a good parent every day? Or do you snap and get frustrated, say things you regret, and wish you had different kids?:
     
    Welcome to being human during a pandemic, so give yourself some grace. You don’t have to be stuck here. Doing your own personal work - increasing your awareness, mindfulness, and self-care - can change everything about how you parent.  
    My guest for this episode, Casey O’Roarty, has been training and coaching parents since 2007, and credits her commitment to her own personal work to helping her get through some pretty intense stuff - not even including the current world crisis. Her work encourages parents to discover the purpose of their journey, while also providing them with tools and a shift of mindset that allows them to deepen their relationships with themselves and their families.
     
    Links for this episode
     
    Complete show notes for Episode 
    Connect with Doña on Instagram
    Get the Get Back In Control Of Your Life workbook and get regular updates about the podcast
    Work with Doña - email me a note with what is currently frustrating you and how you'd like your life to feel. I'll reply with the next step in the process. 
     

     

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Cindy - Traveler ,

Enriching and resourceful info

I love Dona’s podcast! She goes deep on topics that affect moms and women, and asks great questions of her guests. Her advice goes beyond the obvious to something meaningful and true. She’s also approachable, down to earth and compassionate. I’m hooked!

Elizabeth Cush, LCPC ,

a wonderful resource!

I love this podcast! It is scuh a great resource for moms and Dona, I wish you were around when my kids were little! I will defintiley reccomend this to my clients!

dmarie57 ,

Podcast with Cathy Krizik

Loved this conversation. Such a perfect example of like living us rather than the reverse. Cathy was on a self-made trajectory, only to find out that life wanted a different book out of her. No mistakes, just journeying as a wholehearted pilgrim, open to changes in the road. Btw-I love Cathy’s book! Full of lucid writing and spiritual nuggets! Definitely to be savored! Thank you!

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