24 episodes

Amy and Jaime explore real life situations through a positive lens. If you are looking for programming to support positive culture for students, staff, and families in the K-12 space, visit iamnoticed.org for information. We hope you feel noticed and valued.

Real Life Positivity with Amy and Jaime Amy Johnson and Jaime Lyon

    • Education

Amy and Jaime explore real life situations through a positive lens. If you are looking for programming to support positive culture for students, staff, and families in the K-12 space, visit iamnoticed.org for information. We hope you feel noticed and valued.

    We Are All Just Taller Middle Schools [Ep. 24]

    We Are All Just Taller Middle Schools [Ep. 24]

    In this episode we are talking about finding our brave.  

    No matter our age, we all find ourselves dealing with the uncertainties of life from time to time. Whether it’s an unfamiliar social situation, applying for a new position, or needing to find a partner during a PD, we can all benefit greatly by having some positive strategies in place. 

    Middle School is such an amazing time of growth, and with rapid growth often comes the experience of growing pains. Here’s the thing though …  we don’t stop growing once we leave middle school.  Life is full of opportunities to stretch and grow, and live, and be the best versions of  ourselves. There are so many things that we can learn from the bravery of middle schoolers, and when we employ the same strategies that they are using to navigate life with positivity we get to experience the joy of living with confidence.

    • 22 min
    I Am Tired. [Ep. 23]

    I Am Tired. [Ep. 23]

    On this episode of Real Life Positivity with Amy + Jaime we are talking about the power of positive I AMs.

    "I am tired." --  That is the number one response that we are hearing from people of all ages when we ask the question, "How are you?".

    We understand. The unpredictability of the past two years has left many of us with a sense of fatigue, but tired may not be the only answer to  that question. 

    When we are tired, fatigued, or experiencing negativity, it is so important that we have positive strategies and just as important that we  remember to choose to use them. 

    Our self-talk directly impacts our confidence and mental wellness, and it directly impacts those around us. 

    Positive I AMs are a critical part of the I AM Noticed Cycle because individual confidence leads to cultural confidence, and when we practice  positive I AMs, we get to choose how we answer the question "How are you?".

    • 38 min
    Belonging [Ep. 22]

    Belonging [Ep. 22]

    On this episode of Real Life Positivity with Amy + Jaime we are talking about belonging, and the value that having a sense of belonging can have  for us as individuals and as cultures.

    We have all felt it before - that feeling we get when we know we don't belong somewhere. It can feel unsettling and even unsafe.  From a  dinner party where you just don't feel like people want you to be there to a classroom or teachers' lounge where not everyone fits in, when we tap into the sense of not-belonging we can quickly realize the value that creating a culture of belonging has for the individuals and the culture as a whole.

    The perspectives, openness, and skill sets needed for creating a culture where a sense of belonging it "just the way it is" are directly tied to those we teach and practice with I AM Noticed.    Encouraging individual and cultural confidence and belonging goes hand in hand, and the value is exponential!

    • 27 min
    Proactive vs Reactive [Ep. 21]

    Proactive vs Reactive [Ep. 21]

    On this episode of Real Life Positivity with Amy + Jaime, we are diving into the duality of using positive tools from a proactive and reactive lens.  Especially in light of the past 21 months of chronic unpredictability, we are taking a look at the value of intentionality. The skills needed for mental wellness and continued social emotional learning help us thrive when practiced over time. In this episode, we are talking about how those same skills help us recover, regroup, and react in way that help us live with real life positivity.

    • 31 min
    Mental Wellness [Ep. 20]

    Mental Wellness [Ep. 20]

    On this episode of Real Life with Amy + Jaime we are unpacking the very important topic of mental wellness. In a way that is very true to the vibe and the practicality of these episodes, we are looking at how we  can apply positive strategies to proactively help ourselves and others create and maintain our positive mental wellness.  We hope to validate the place that each listener is at with their own mental wellness. Just like I AM Noticed is tier 1, for everyone, we want to invite everyone to this positive conversation. We also know that this conversation has prompted a great awareness for some that mental health support beyond these positive strategies is needed. If you or someone you know is looking for mental health supports we want to remind you that you are not alone. You can find many positive resources on our website, including a link to First Step 4 Help at  www.iamnoticed.org/resources We whole heartedly believe that everyone matters and that includes YOU! So thank you for being you!! We want you to feel encouraged to keep your own "oxygen" at a healthy level so that you can continue to live confidently and create positive ripples in the lives of those around you. ~Amy + Jaime

    • 34 min
    What is your Why? [Ep. 19]

    What is your Why? [Ep. 19]

    On this episode of Real Life Positivity, Amy & Jaime are talking about the value of authentically tapping into our whys. Knowing our why allows us to enjoy it even more when life is going well, and it makes it worth it when we are in challenging times. Like gratitude, this is a tool that can help us refuel and rekindle our want-to and help us show up as the best versions of ourselves no matter what the circumstances. With practical tools and intention, we can increase our individual confidence and, in turn, increase the confidence of the cultures we are a part of. Choosing to live this way creates so many positive ripples, and, as you can imagine, that is one of our biggest whys!

    • 24 min

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