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Joyful Courage - A Conscious Parenting Podcast

Joyful Courage is a Conscious Parenting Podcast. Be inspired, entertained and educated as we navigate the challenges and celebrations of choosing to be a conscious parent. Interviews and solo shows will provide listeners with tools, strategies and inspiration that can be directly applied to their parenting journey.
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Now displaying: September, 2020
Sep 28, 2020

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!

Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:

Live and Love with Joyful Courage

Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens

Join the Patreon Community and enjoy livestreams of solo shows, group coaching and a powerful community!

www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage

 

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Ned Johnson is president & founder PrepMatters, an educational company providing academic tutoring, educational planning, and standardized test preparation.

A battle-tested veteran in the fields of test preparation, anxiety management, and student performance, Ned has been a professional “tutor-geek” since 1993, with more than 40,000 one-on-one hours helping students conquer an alphabet of standardized tests and reach their full potential.

In 2018, Ned co-authored, With Dr. William Stixrude, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. Their book explores how fostering children’s autonomy can help solve two challenges endemic to kids today: facing anxiety and developing intrinsic motivation. Ned is a sought-after speaker and teen coach on study skills, sleep deprivation, parent-teen dynamics, and test anxiety, and his work is featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, BBC, and many others.


Takeaways from the show:

  • Supporting our kids in stepping into their autonomy
  • How to let go of control and have faith our teens know what to do
  • Teaching your kids to be resilient and able to tolerate stress
  • Leading your kids to intrinsic motivation
  • What is a healthy sense of control
  • The brain’s experience with stress
  • Releasing the expectation of competency all the time
  • How autonomy looks in a pandemic
  • Alternate routes of education
  • How passionately pursuing pastimes is most major contributor to intrinsic motivation
  • Being sympathetic to our kids and ourselves
  • The time it takes teen’s brains to fully develop varys
  • Going through hard things gives us strength
  • The teenage experience overlapping with the pandemic
  • Teens crave relatedness
  • Connect with your kids through what they love
  • Reminding yourself as a parent, your job isn’t to make your kids care
  • Having sympathetic conversations with your kids
  • Being able to just be with our kids when they’re having a hard time

Find Ned:

Website | Twitter

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

What a fun question. This may be just a slice of it, I think people mistakenly think of courage and fear as opposites, but they're not. Courage is only exemplified, demonstrated, experienced when you're afraid because when you aren't afraid it doesn't take anything to be courageous. Courageous is doing the things that you know to be true, that you know to be valuable, even when you're afraid to do them, and that's just hard to do. From my experience, the joyful part of this is that it can be deeply satisfying to do the things that are important, even when they're hard to do. The real joyful part of it probably comes back in the telling of it later.

 

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Register for the Teens and Screens Audio Summit

I have five AMAZING guests talking about all things screens – our teens attachment to their screens, setting limits that are useful, gaming, tech and the brain, and finally, having those conversations about WHAT they are posting on social media….

 

Inside of these interviews are tips and strategies for helping our kids stay safe online, developing their own internal compass around using tech, knowing when their screen time is a problem, and how to nurture your RELATIONSHIP with your teen so that they will drop their defensiveness and engage in meaningful conversation with you.

 

Cost is $29 until the summit starts.

 

The summit will go live October 12th – 16th. It is appropriate for anyone raising tweens/preteens or teens.

 

The conversations are enlightening and helpful – find out more about the speakers and register at www.joyfulcourage.com/tsms

 

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SUPER FAM

Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $1, $5, $10/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy biweekly livestrams , mothly group coaching, and Podcast Recap discussions. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage

 

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The Book, The Coaching

Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.

 

READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection with your child. Available both in book and audio book form → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/book

 

CONSIDER ONE ON ONE COACHING - The most POWERFUL of investments offered by Joyful Courage, one on one coaching allows for parents to really tease apart the current issues they are having with their child, while also developing a clear compass for guiding them in the direction they want to be going in. Coaching happens every other week, and is open for parents with kids 4 years old through the teen years. Go to my coaching page to book a free exploratory call and see if we are the right fit. → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/jccoaching

 

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Be a Subscriber

Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Joyful Courage Podcast on Apple Podcast to get the latest shows STRAIGHT to your device!!  AND PLEASE rate and review the Joyful Courage Parenting Podcast to help me spread the show to an ever-larger audience!!

CLICK HERE to watch a video that shows up how to subscribe with your iPhone!

 

Sep 21, 2020

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!

Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:

Live and Love with Joyful Courage

Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens

Join the Patreon Community and enjoy livestreams of solo shows, group coaching and a powerful community!

www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage

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Today is a solo show straight from my journal!

Thank you to the patrons who were watching the livestream with me - I love speaking to a live audience!

Takeaways from the show:

  • Our experiences with the state of the world
  • Thoughts from Casey’s journal
  • Personal transformations through the world’s disarray 
  • Choosing self time when you’re moody
  • What you’re feeling now is valid and you have a choice to how you show up with it
  • Being worried about the future because kids don’t have as much motivation for school
  • Shifting your mindset when worry shows up
  • How traditional schooling can change
  • False illusions that you can plan your child’s future
  • Conversations around nurturing motivation
  • How we respond to events and experiences in our life is the only thing we have control over
  • The divine nature of the parent-child relationship
  •  Spirituality fitting into the parenting conversation
  • Life is happening for you
  • Considering the human you are continuing to become
  • Internal experiences can influence the outside experience
  • Our soul is calling for growth
  • Trying on the lens of self-reflection

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Register for the Teens and Screens Audio Summit

I have five AMAZING guests talking about all things screens – our teens attachment to their screens, setting limits that are useful, gaming, tech and the brain, and finally, having those conversations about WHAT they are posting on social media….

Inside of these interviews are tips and strategies for helping our kids stay safe online, developing their own internal compass around using tech, knowing when their screen time is a problem, and how to nurture your RELATIONSHIP with your teen so that they will drop their defensiveness and engage in meaningful conversation with you. 

Cost is $29 until the summit starts.

The summit will go live October 12th – 16th. It is appropriate for anyone raising tweens/preteens or teens.

The conversations are enlightening and helpful – find out more about the speakers and register at www.joyfulcourage.com/tsms

:::

 

SUPER FAM

Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $1, $5, $10/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy biweekly livestrams , mothly group coaching, and Podcast Recap discussions. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage

 

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The Book, The Coaching

Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.

READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection with your child. Available both in book and audio book form → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/book

CONSIDER ONE ON ONE COACHING - The most POWERFUL of investments offered by Joyful Courage, one on one coaching allows for parents to really tease apart the current issues they are having with their child, while also developing a clear compass for guiding them in the direction they want to be going in. Coaching happens every other week, and is open for parents with kids 4 years old through the teen years. Go to my coaching page to book a free exploratory call and see if we are the right fit. → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/jccoaching

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Be a Subscriber

Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Joyful Courage Podcast on Apple Podcast to get the latest shows STRAIGHT to your device!!  AND PLEASE rate and review the Joyful Courage Parenting Podcast to help me spread the show to an ever-larger audience!!

CLICK HERE to watch a video that shows up how to subscribe with your iPhone!

 

 

Sep 14, 2020

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!

Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:
Live and Love with Joyful Courage
Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens

Join the Patreon Community and enjoy livestreams of solo shows, group coaching and a powerful community!

www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage

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Michelle Bowen is a parent empowerment coach, entrepreneur and mother to a child who she gave birth to at the early stages of her awakening. The only way for Michelle to continue to further expand in her awakening was to utilize her relationship with her child. Your Child is Your Guide was birthed from her own process with her child that brought about an enormous transformation in her own life. In her practice, she specializes in guiding you to the realization of the divinity of your child and your relationship with them which initiates a level of accountability that aids in the acceleration of both your healing and actualization. Michelle learned that her child was her guide and provides you with guidance and applicable practices that allow you to see the same. The courses created by Michelle along with her other offerings show you how to achieve the actualization of the unconditionally loving relationship you want with your children.

  • Michelle's story of coming into motherhood

  • Spiritual teachers that influenced Michelle

  • How her baby brought up places for Michelle to grow

  • Michelle explains what “being awakened” means to her

  • Learning how to unconditionally love ourselves as we parent our children

  • How our relationships with our children are divine “co-creations”

  • How parenthood highlights our conditioning

  • The difference between resistance vs being open to learning about yourself on the parenting journey

  • The messiness of the practice

  • Trying something new can feel uncomfortable and awkward 

  • Shifting from our children’s behavior triggering us to our children’s behavior triggers our CONDITIONING and places we still have yet to heal

  • Michelle talks a bit about current racial unrest and her experience of being raised by immigrant parents

  • The message of unity

  • Speaking up speaking out even when it is uncomfortable

Find Michelle:

Website | Instagram | Facebook
Take her free course: https://parentempowerment.teachable.com/p/parenting-is-your-gateway-to-freedom

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

That's a beautiful question. Doing the work that we are called to do and the work that the Divine relationship between us and our children inspire, and doing it courageously and happily.

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Register for the Teens and Screens Audio Summit

I have five AMAZING guests talking about all things screens – our teens attachment to their screens, setting limits that are useful, gaming, tech and the brain, and finally, having those conversations about WHAT they are posting on social media…

Inside of these interviews are tips and strategies for helping our kids stay safe online, developing their own internal compass around using tech, knowing when their screen time is a problem, and how to nurture your RELATIONSHIP with your teen so that they will drop their defensiveness and engage in meaningful conversation with you.

Cost is $29 until the summit starts.

The summit will go live October 12th – 16th. It is appropriate for anyone raising tweens/preteens or teens.

The conversations are enlightening and helpful – find out more about the speakers and register at www.joyfulcourage.com/tsms

:::

SUPER FAM

Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $1, $5, $10/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy biweekly livestrams , mothly group coaching, and Podcast Recap discussions. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage

:::

The Book, The Coaching

Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.

 READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection with your child. Available both in book and audio book form → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/book

CONSIDER ONE ON ONE COACHING - The most POWERFUL of investments offered by Joyful Courage, one on one coaching allows for parents to really tease apart the current issues they are having with their child, while also developing a clear compass for guiding them in the direction they want to be going in. Coaching happens every other week, and is open for parents with kids 4 years old through the teen years. Go to my coaching page to book a free exploratory call and see if we are the right fit. → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/jccoaching

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Be a Subscriber

Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Joyful Courage Podcast on Apple Podcast to get the latest shows STRAIGHT to your device!!  AND PLEASE rate and review the Joyful Courage Parenting Podcast to help me spread the show to an ever-larger audience!!

CLICK HERE to watch a video that shows up how to subscribe with your iPhone!

 

 

 

 

Sep 7, 2020

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!

Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:

Live and Love with Joyful Courage
Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens

Join the Patreon Community and enjoy livestreams of solo shows, group coaching and a powerful community!

www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage

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TODAY IS A SOLO SHOW!

I am so excited to be back here with you all… What a summer. I am so excited to reconnect and reset for the coming months, and to let you know what to expect for me, the community and the podcast

Before I get into it…

The Risky Behavior and Teens summit was AMAZING – thank you to my guests and everyone who registered – If you missed it, go to www.joyfulcourage.com/summit-shop and check it out – you can also see and purchase past summits that you may have missed.

 

AND THANK YOU JOYFUL COURAGE COMMUNITY!

Because of you I was able to send $800 to Bellamy Shaffner from Revolutionary Humans – place where parenting and social justive intersect. I love her work and am so happy to support her! I still have some intention bracelets left from the fundraiser – go to www.joyfulcourage.com/blm to check out what is still in stock.

 

On a professional level

  • Evaluated representation on the podcast/ what I want the “ecosystem” to look like
    • Can get ever better at vetting guests and seeking out more diverse voices
    • AND, really pretty proud of who I have had on
    • What are the conversations that I want to be having, that I see as useful?
    • Parenting coupled WITH the personal growth and BEING that we need when showing up for our kids and our life

 

On a personal level

As some of you know, back in the fall my husband was diagnosed with cancer

  • Summer of treatment
  • The family dynamic
  • Self/soul care has been everything
  • What we are heading into
  • Putting surrender into practice is a deeply meaningful way

 

On a collective level…

Covid flushing up uncertainty

  • Health issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Acknowledging our own relationship with uncertainty – can we surrender to not knowing?
  • Can we let go?
  • Can we hold that we may just be in the birth canal of something new and different if we trust the process?
  • Where is resistence ADDING to our suffering? Can you deep dive into that?

 

And the politics…

  • You aren’t here for politics, AND…
  • This is who I am
    • I do identify as a democrat
    • I believe that the strongest countries take care of their most disenfranchised people
    • I believe that institutional racism is real
    • I believe LQBTQ people deserve equal rights
    • I believe in the importance, and the urgency, of slowing down climate change and thinking about future impact of how we treat/use our planet
    • I am disgusted by what’s happening to families at the boarder.
  • The podcast WILL reflect this ^^^ and that is ok, it’s MY show
  • YOU get to decide what you take away, what you leave behind, and whether or not to listen in…
  • My guests WILL align with my internal compass
  • I WILL talk about my own learning and processing as a human, as well as a parent

 

SO TOTALLY GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU.

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SUPER FAM

Take that community vibe next level by joining the Joyful Courage Patreon community! For as little as $1, $5, $10/month you can support the podcast, and enjoy biweekly livestrams , mothly group coaching, and Podcast Recap discussions. --> www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage

:::

The Book, The Coaching

Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in you parenting journey.

READ THE BOOK - Joyful Courage, Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey is all about how to show up as a Joyful Courage parent so that you have better access to the tools you need in hot parenting moments – tools that are helpful and maintain connection with your child. Available both in book and audio book form → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/book

CONSIDER ONE ON ONE COACHING - The most POWERFUL of investments offered by Joyful Courage, one on one coaching allows for parents to really tease apart the current issues they are having with their child, while also developing a clear compass for guiding them in the direction they want to be going in. Coaching happens every other week, and is open for parents with kids 4 years old through the teen years. Go to my coaching page to book a free exploratory call and see if we are the right fit. → http://www.joyfulcourage.com/jccoaching

:::::

Be a Subscriber

Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Joyful Courage Podcast on Apple Podcast to get the latest shows STRAIGHT to your device!!  AND PLEASE rate and review the Joyful Courage Parenting Podcast to help me spread the show to an ever-larger audience!!

CLICK HERE to watch a video that shows up how to subscribe with your iPhone!

 

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