53 episodes

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

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.

    Are you REALLY caring for yourself?

    Are you REALLY caring for yourself?

    Do you know what you need most in each season? Does winter feel different to you than other seasons? Winter is so much harder for me than any other time of year, which requires some major commitment to my self-care. Which, as I confess in this episode, I've not been doing. 
    What you’ll hear in this episode
      how I have to care for myself differently in the winter
    how I’ve been failing to do so what I’m adjusting and why ideas for ways you can care for yourself better in these darker months, too Links for this show:
    Complete show notes for Episode 53
    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. 

    • 10 min
    Permission to be you, with Melissa Camara Wilkins

    Permission to be you, with Melissa Camara Wilkins

    Guest Melissa Camara Wilkins, award-winning blogger, speaker, author of Permission Granted: Be Who You Were Made to Be and Let Go of The Rest, talks with me about the ways we can give ourselves more permission to be our whole selves, and what that can do to expand our way of living.
    What you’ll hear in this episode
    Why the discomfort of showing up as your imperfect self is worth it
    What to do if you reach decision overwhelm in IKEA
    The kinds of permissions I’d like to give myself and my clients, after reading Melissa’s book
    Several questions you can ask yourself when you’re stuck
    Links for this show:
    Complete show notes for Episode 52
    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. 

    • 59 min
    Finding Yourself Again After Motherhood, with Erika Tebbens

    Finding Yourself Again After Motherhood, with Erika Tebbens

    Sometimes what you need to pull yourself out of a funk is cozy slippers, hot tea, and deep conversation. Other times, what you need is permission to slam your body into another strong woman while roller skating. 
     
    When Erika Tebbens found herself drowning in motherhood after moving across the country to a new community, the way she found herself again was through the surprisingly fierce community of roller derby. Erika is host of the Sell It Sister Podcast, and a coach for female-identifying people who want to make more money in their businesses without either complex systems or sleazy sales tactics and in this episode she shares her story of how she fought her way back to herself through a method that surprised even her. 
    What you’ll hear in this episode
    How Erika found herself again after being swallowed by motherhood.
    Why roller derby is a great sport for finding your strength and determination.
    How being in a community with people with all different kinds of bodies can really shift your relationship with your own body.
    How to sell your work without feeling sleazy.
    Links for this show:
    Complete show notes for Episode 51
    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. 

    • 1 hr
    How To Make Friends As a Grown Up

    How To Make Friends As a Grown Up

    It is so easy to make friends when you are 4, or 8. Right? “Hey, do you want to play with me?
    Yet it feels so hard when you are 33, or 48. “Um, hi, I think you might be cool and I’d kind of like to know you.” 
    AWKWARD.
    This episode is all about making it feel a little easier to make those first connections with new people. Because what I’ve discovered is that we can actually learn a lot about how to make friends from how our kids do it. Our adult brains just want to over-complicate the whole thing.
    So check out Episode 50 now for some ways to un-complicate making friends as a grown up, and get more confident about saying hello to that cool-looking chick at the park. And then have the courage to try again if that connection doesn’t work out.

    What you’ll hear in this episode:
    Ideas for where to meet interesting new people. How to start a conversation with a stranger. How to to make an impression as a good friend. How to keep the connection going - without being creepy. Links for this show:
    Complete show notes for Episode 50 Sign up to get notified about the upcoming self-care class. 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.   

    • 24 min
    Manage your home the Agile way with Yvonne Marcus

    Manage your home the Agile way with Yvonne Marcus

    Does your home feel chaotic, overwhelming, and like there’s constantly too many small things to keep track of, so you aren’t making any progress on any big goals or dreams?
    Yvonne Marcus teaches Agile project management methods to moms, so they can more efficiently run their homes.
    In this episode, she tells us all about what that means, the basics of how to do it, and the kind of results that her clients are seeing - like drinking coffee hot every morning, saving money, and watching their kids help solve their own behavior struggles. I mean, wow. And what I love about this is that it takes the weight of household management off the shoulders of the mom, where it usually sits. It increases communication and engages the other family members, even young kids, in taking ownership of personal and household responsibilities. And doesn’t that sound amazing?

    What you’ll hear in this episode
    what the heck is Agile project management and how can it be used to make your home life more efficient? How Yvonne manages to drink her coffee hot every morning Some ideas for functional chore charts for kids of all ages Why functional over pretty is so important how to handle big goals vs. small goals and goals at different ages how and why you need to delegate a lot more work to your family - and why that is so hard how Yvonne schedules her self-care on the family schedule every day how to identify values and a mission statement for your family the two questions Yvonne asks her kids to get real insight on their day Links for this show:
    Complete show notes for Episode 49
    Sign up to get notified about the upcoming self-care class.
    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. 

    • 54 min
    How to stop feeling like a bad weekend parent

    How to stop feeling like a bad weekend parent

    How do you feel about weekends?
    At various points in my parenting journey, I have dreaded them, looked forward to them, and felt entirely undone by them.
    A friend of mine admitted recently that she’s been watching the clock on Sunday afternoon, counting down until bedtime, because in the morning she can send her kids back to school. And she feels kind of terrible about that. Another friend has been feeling bad about not focusing enough on her kids on the weekend.
    Here’s the truth: We’re all experiencing different things on the weekend, but a lot of us are feeling bad about our experience. 
    So in my mission to create more happy moms, I have some tips to make your weekends happier, no matter what kid season you are in. Let’s banish that Monday guilt, OK?
    In this episode:
    Why weekends might feel hard for you right now. 3 tips to make weekends feel better, no matter what season you are in.  
    Links for this show:
    Complete show notes for Episode 48 Sign up to get notified about the upcoming self-care class. 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. 

    • 16 min

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