23 episodes

The Happiness Mama Podcast is about mindful mamas consciously creating our happiest lives. My goal is to inspire, encourage, and help other mothers take practical steps to create the lives they want to live. All mamas deserve happiness! You can go from striving to thriving!

The Happiness Mama Podcast with Heather Ash Heather Ash talks with mindful mamas about creating a happy life.

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

The Happiness Mama Podcast is about mindful mamas consciously creating our happiest lives. My goal is to inspire, encourage, and help other mothers take practical steps to create the lives they want to live. All mamas deserve happiness! You can go from striving to thriving!

    PMS: Strategies for Feeling Better, Episode 23

    PMS: Strategies for Feeling Better, Episode 23

    PMS can be rough. Listen as Heather shares two key steps to feel better when PMS has you down, and learn 20 self-care strategies so you can take good care of yourself in times of stress or anxiety. Heather also shares how these challenging times can also be a gift to us, yielding unexpected benefits. You may have PMS, but there are things you can do to feel better.
    Highlights:
     
    Two key steps to managing PMS How to accept your feelings rather than pushing them down 20 strategies for ramping up your self-care Surprising benefits of PMS Happy birthday, Happiness Mama Podcast #2PodsaDay campaign: listen more, listen indie.  
    Links and Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    2 Pods A Day Campaign Oracle cards I love Kindle Unlimited Shade of Vampire Outlander Essential oils Progessence Plus Spread the Word:
    If you enjoyed the podcast and want to help other mamas be happier, too, visit iTunes or Stitcher and kindly leave me a rating, review, and subscribe. Thank you!
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    • 36 min
    Back to School For Moms, Episode 22

    Back to School For Moms, Episode 22

    Summer is coming to an end, and it’s time for the kids to go back to school. Back-to-school time is a great time for intentional change and ritual in our own personal lives as women.
    Highlights:
    8 Ways to Celebrate Back-to-School for Moms! Happiness Mama is an official nominee for the 2017 Podcast Awards! Listen all the way to the end to hear a message from a very special guest! Books and Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Shownotes: happinessmama.com/22 Ningxia Red TUL Pens Mom Retreat Ebates Back to School Clothes for Mom Spread the Word:
    If you enjoyed the podcast and want to help other mamas be happier, too, visit iTunes or Stitcher and kindly leave me a rating, review, and subscribe. Thank you!
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    Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Thank you so much for listening! 
    And remember, You Are Loved! 

    • 17 min
    Body Love: How I Lost 17 Pounds, Episode 21

    Body Love: How I Lost 17 Pounds, Episode 21

    Welcome to Season 3 of the Happiness Mama Podcast with Heather Ash! Season 3 is all about Self-Love... Loving ourselves, body, mind, and spirit. This episode is about loving our body. I talk about how I lost 17 pounds in less than 7 months and got stronger and fitter in an easy, very doable, fun way!
    Listen and learn tips and strategies for creating your own new healthy habits. Enjoy!
    Highlights:
    My weight journey Pregnancy weight gain Postpartum priorities How I’d rather not be motivated to lose weight and get in shape The foundational mindset for losing weight and getting in shape (or making any other changes in your life) The biggest factor in my weight loss success The second biggest factor in my weight loss success Dealing with imperfection Imperfect dieting and exercise The slow carb diet by Tim Ferriss The key to losing weight Real weight training results Surprising results after climbing a mountain How to make your habits stick Surprising nerd results: What the charts revealed... Creating a self-love mindset: Body Love Affirmations Show your love by becoming a Happiness Mama Patron! And get mentioned on the show… Books and Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss Body Love Affirmations: Free access at happinessmama.com/affirmations Shownotes: www.happinessmama.com/21 Spread the Word:
    If you enjoyed the podcast and want to help other mamas be happier, too, visit iTunes or Stitcher and kindly leave me a rating, review, and subscribe. Thank you!
    How to Subscribe to the Happiness Mama Podcast:
    Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you love yourself more, body, mind, and spirit. Love to you!
     

    • 36 min
    Meditation: My Story and How to Get Started, Episode 20

    Meditation: My Story and How to Get Started, Episode 20

    Heather shares how a stressful time in her life prompted her to start silent meditation. She shares what it was like meditating in her earlier days and how the experience of meditation has changed and stayed the same.  She shares some of the benefits of meditation, as well as simple instructions for how to get started with meditation. 
    Highlights:
    How a panic attack prompted me to start meditating What it was like then, and what it is like now Gratitude as a benefit of meditation Benefits of meditation, including managing stress and anxiety How to start a meditation practice Shamatha and Vipassana meditation: What are they? A simple guide to how to meditate Books and Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Shownotes: www.happinessmama.com/20
    Blog Post: What I’m Doing For More Peace and Energy 10% Happier by Dan Harris Quiet Mind, edited by Susan Piver  
    Spread the Word:
    If you enjoyed the podcast and want to help other mamas be happier, too, visit iTunes or Stitcher and kindly leave me a rating, review, and subscribe. Thank you!
    How to Subscribe to the Happiness Mama Podcast:
    Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you be a little bit happier, and remember, self-care is not selfish, it’s essential.

    • 30 min
    Bullet Journaling: What, Why, and How to Get Started, Episode 19

    Bullet Journaling: What, Why, and How to Get Started, Episode 19

    Highlights:
     
    How I got into bullet journaling #bujo Thank you, Elsie! Before bullet journal #bebujo What makes a bullet journal different Why the index is such a game changer How The Happiness Project inspired my habit tracker chart Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues chart My search for a doable charting system My advice for how to use your bullet journal How I use my bullet journal The Five Minute Journal questions Keeping it free… How I do my Habit Tracker Chart My new habit My new month routine What’s so great about the actual journals Heather says Leuchtturm about 6 times…http://amzn.to/2m010rZ Jar of Awesome It’s your thing. Do what you wanna do. Daddy! The bullet journal is like the pocket journal. What you track, grows. Benefits of bullet journaling How to get started bullet journaling How I draw my habit chart Podfest My listener Laura and I met on a plane! Shout outs to fellow podcasters: Steph and Val at Wine to Five, Sarah at Simple Change, Honor Knight of the Soiled Restroom Cinema Podcast, Copper Yuenger of Life Under the Laundry Pile, Amanda Doughty of The Great Beer Adventure, Brian Musial of Health Geeks Radio, Ryan Gray of the PreMed Years, Jeff Sanders of the 5 AM Miracle, Jessica Kupferman and Elsie Escobar of She Podcasts, Deb Williams of Financial Karma, Katie Krimitsos of Biz Women Rock, Jessica Rhodes of Interview Connections, and Tina Dietz of The Start Something Show  
    Books and Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
     
    Shownotes: www.happinessmama.com/19 The journal I use is here www.bulletjournal.com The Productive Woman Podcast The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Ovusoft Oracle cards Tim Ferriss’s podcast: http://tim.blog/podcast/ The Five Minute Journal  
    Quotes
     
    “Daily journaling helps me stay sane and happy.”
     
    “You do deserve happiness, and you can live the life you desire, in total alignment with your values, dreams, and goals.”
     
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    If you enjoyed the podcast and want to help other mamas be happier, too, visit iTunes or Stitcher and kindly leave me a rating, review, and subscribe. More ratings and reviews lead to more eyes and ears seeing and hearing the podcast. Thank you!
     
    How to Subscribe to the Happiness Mama Podcast:
     
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    Stay in Touch:
     
    Never miss an episode!

    Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you be a little bit happier, and remember, self-care is not selfish, it’s essential.

    • 21 min
    What to Do When You’re Struggling, Episode 18

    What to Do When You’re Struggling, Episode 18

    Highlights:
     
    Struggling with waiting, wanting, and not knowing We can help ourselves feel better by using various strategies, such as... Journaling Meditation Oracle cards Friends Affirmations Acceptance Inspiration Clearing Clutter Faith Gratitude Music And More!  
    Books and Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
     
    Shownotes: happinessmama.com/18 Tim Ferriss’s podcast: http://tim.blog/podcast/ Tim’s new book, Tools of Titans Daring Greatly by Brene Brown The Activated SHEro Oracle Cards Earth Magic oracle cards Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn Native Spirit Oracle Cards by Denise Linn The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode with Naval Ramikant Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ramikant Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron Quote Mentioned In This Episode: “The moment that you feel, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind, and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself...That is the moment, you might be starting to get it right.” ~Neil Gaiman
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    Subscribe Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Click here to listen on Google Play Music Spread the Word: If you enjoyed the podcast and want to help other mamas be happier, too, visit iTunes or Stitcher and kindly leave me a rating, review, and subscribe. More ratings and reviews lead to more eyes and ears seeing and hearing the podcast. Thank you!
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

FifiB17 ,

Love the tone

Heather's voice is incredibly soothing.

HonorKnight ,

Find Your Inner Happy With This Happy Mama

The lovely Heather Ash takes you down the road to happiness and inner well being with her calming voice and insightful glimpses into our souls and the world around us. Whether it be tips on parenting, bullet journaling, or health weight loss, Heather guides you with a delicate hand one step at a time. Subscribe and go listen now!!

Rhea JP ,

Encouraging and soothing

Heather has such a great outlook and such an incredibly calm voice! She gives some great, thoughtful tips. Looking forward to future episodes.

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