Interviews with guest experts monthly about various topics used for the conversation starters in the subscription box for mothers and daughters.
Connecting with Our Hearts
We were all created for connection and we are wired for relationships. In this episode, I am talking with parenting educator, Sheryl Gould on the importance of connection and how we can build stronger connections. We discuss why we should pay attention and connect with ourselves, the role emotions play in connection, how listening improves connections, and modeling how to pay attention to your heart.
Sheryl Gould is a parent educator and author. She is the founder of Moms of Tweens and Teens, an international organization supporting moms to grow in their self-awareness, become more effective parents, and build stronger connections with their adolescents and families. Sheryl’s mission for Moms of Tween and Teens is to provide moms in every city worldwide with a nonjudgemental and compassionate place to share the struggles and triumphs of raising teens and tweens.
Building a strong connection has such a huge impact on our children and Sheryl and I want to help you with that connection. Be sure to check out The Duet Project and The Moms of Tweens and Teens for ways to build connections!
In this episode, we cover:
The importance of connecting with our hearts and our kids’ hearts
The impact accepting emotions and building connections has on children
How to listen without becoming defensive or offering advice
What it means to connect with your heart
Why we should model listening to our heart
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Courage with Marta Spirk
Marta Spirk is a wife, triplet mom, TEDx speaker, author, empowerment coach & marketing strategist. She helps women entrepreneurs learn to boost their confidence and grow their business by focusing on their most valuable resource: THEMSELVES. She does that with her podcast The Empowered Woman (over 100K downloads), The Empowered Woman: The Ultimate Roadmap to Business Success (book) and The Empowered Woman School membership and workshops.
Find Marta in all of these places:
Facebook: Marta Spirk Coaching
Play and Wellness with Gina Fontaine
Movement is essential and exercise is optional. – Gina Fontaine
Gina Fontaine, CPT, CES
Gina appreciates playfulness, embodies strength, inspires self-love and connects her clients to the power of their higher self. As a body consciousness coach, she teaches women how to honor their bodies as a sacred temple of wisdom.
She uses a variety of modalities including yoga, meditation, mindset training, Pilates, water fitness, strength training and electromagnetic technology to help her clients generate body awareness. Her refined eye for technique and being able to adapt to her client’s needs comes from her three-decade career as a fitness professional. She now takes her clients on a spiritual journey using the body as the vehicle. Once a positive relationship is established with the body, Gina’s clients thrive and more easily adopt a healthier lifestyle. Gina believes being healthy can be fun and easy.
She created and wrote the Power of Pregnancy Pre and Postnatal Fitness Certification in 2015 and she founded the Supermom Club in 2021 to help women emerge more confident and grounded during times of transition and stress in motherhood. Her book You Are a Supermom: 5 Ways to Reclaim Your Superpower and Thrive dispels the 5 myths that often keep moms from thriving. She lives with her three children in Denver, Colorado, where she loves to hike, play tennis and paddle board.
Website: https://www.ginafontaine.com (50 Ways to Move More is on the home page)
Supermom Club: https://www.ginafontaine.com/supermomclub
Conservation with Sandi Sturm
Sandi Sturm is the founder of Earth Focus Group, with a mission to create a world of people who understand our changing climate and that individual actions affect everyone on earth.
To help individuals reach the recommended goal of reducing emissions 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050, she have written the book “Family Survival Guide for our Changing Climate: 52 Empowering Actions You and Your Family Can Take Now!”
Get your copy here: https://www.the52actionsbook.com/order-form-25
To help environmental organizations build a larger coalition, she also developed the website EnvironmentalGroups.us which serves as a data base of environmental groups in all 50 states. The mission is to build capacity around environmental groups in the U.S. so we can educate more people about climate change and empower them to participate in solutions.
Sandi and her husband Wayne travel the US full time in their motorhome. Staying in places two to three months at a time allows them to explore many natural places and the wonderful people who inhabit them.
She also have a National Park habit and am working towards visiting, exploring, and assisting in the preservation of every single one of them.
You can find Sandi in all of these places:
www.the52ActionsBook.com (free plus shipping page US only)
Loving Our Style with Kay Korsh
Kay Korsh is a mom of two who spent her whole adult life working with high-end brands and dressing actors like Lily James and Elizabeth Debicki. Even before having her kids, the work she had been doing felt superficial and unnecessary (for example, getting someone to drive for a hundred miles to get another £400 pair of boots for a five min shot for a campaign, just because the client felt the other boots, which were approved before, weren’t "just right"). After having kids, she knew she had to pivot. It all started on a drop-off walk to school, when a fellow mom asked her what she did. She responded, "I’m a fashion stylist." And the mom's response was: “Don’t we all need one.” She thought that was a sign and for the last two years, she has been helping moms all over the world gain more confidence and find their unique look, which is aligned with their personality.
Healthy Connections with Debbie Zeichner
"Connection is everything!" This is the constant theme in today's episode because when we need to have those hard conversations, being connected to the person makes it so much more accessible. You'll learn what it looks like when a child isn't feeling connected to us as parents and what we can do in that moment. I would also add that when anyone isn't feeling connected to someone that they desire to have a connection, certain behaviors reveal themselves. Find out what I mean by the "private pause" and let me know how it works for you when you try it! Amy's Art Palette is developing something very exciting for all pairs who want a deeper connection. Stay tuned for more and get on the mailing list at www.amysartpalette.com
Debbie Zeichner, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Parent Coach who has specialized in working with parents and families for over 20 years. Debbie is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, a Certified Redirecting Children’s Behavior (RCB) Parent Educator and a Mindfulness Facilitator.
Inspired by her own parenting challenges raising two very strong-willed kiddos, Debbie set out to educate herself and others on positive, mindful approaches for creating healthy and connected family relationships.
Debbie brings together her knowledge and expertise in positive parenting, mindful parenting and social/emotional development and is deeply passionate about supporting parents in creating more calm, confidence and connection within themselves and their families. She facilitates engaging parenting classes, group presentations and individualized parent coaching. In addition, Debbie is trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum and offers mindfulness training for children, parents, educators, businesses and community organizations.
(To learn more about Debbie’s mindfulness offerings, please visit: http://www.mindfullyempowered.com).
Debbie received her BA in Psychology and Family Studies from the University of Arizona and her Masters Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University. She is the proud mama of 2 passionate teenagers and lives in San Diego, California.
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Bringing joy to my parenthood journey
It’s so nice to hear the uplifting ideas and attitudes from Amy Miller and her guests. I don’t have a daughter but I do have two sons and all of what they are discussing is so applicable to helping me with my parenting journey and raising happy and fulfilled humans.