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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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Mar 8, 2021

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

::::

My guest today is Michelle Icard.  

 

Michelle is a member of the Today show parenting team and NBC News Learn. The author of Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen and Middle School Makeover, her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, Time, and People. 

 

Her leadership curriculum for middle schoolers, Athena's Path and Hero's Pursuit, have been implemented at schools across the U.S., and her summer camp curriculum is offered at more than twenty camps each summer. She lives with her family in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Takeaways from the show:

  • Being the leader and designer of your life
  • Michelle’s new book: 14 talks by age Fourteen
  • How lots of little conversations are more helpful than one big conversation
  • BRIEF acronym 
  • Conversation crashers
  • Be specific with your kids
  • Isolation is a part of exploring independence
  • Sitting inside of having tough conversations with your child
  • Having trust in your kids that they will learn from their mistakes
  • Having a neutral expression while talking to your kids

 

Where to find Michelle:

Website | Instagram | FaceBook Group | 14 Talks By Age Fourteen Book

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

When I hear Joyful Courage I think it has to do with being brave without worrying about the outcome, just for the moment of the bravery. Like the joy of taking the leap or asking someone out without worrying how it turns out.

See you next week!! :)

::::

Getting clear on Boundaries, Consequences and Punishment: Middle School and Beyond…

FREE WEBINAR THIS TUESDAY (that’s tomorrow for anyone listening to this show the day it’s coming out) from 5:30 - 7pm PST.

This webinar is for you if you are a parent or a caregivers who are currently parenting kids in middle and high school. The information presented and activities facilitated come straight from Positive Discipline theory.

 

During the webinar we will:

  • Connect around the common goal of raising teens with character and life skills
  • Tease apart the difference between punishment, consequences and boundaries
  • Learn the tools and mindset for more collaboration, problem solving and follow through

 

Participants who engage in the webinar, try on the learning, and put the tools into practice will be able to make an impact on the challenges they are facing with their child.  AND, this may be a starting point for you. There is nothing magic about what is shared in this webinar, the magic exists in how you implement what you learn and your willingness to try again and again and again.

All you need to do to get signed up is go to joyfulcourage.com/webinar

::::

Parenting for the Season You’re In - MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BEYOND

I am super excited to announce that there is a BRAND NEW LIVE CLASS happening for parents of Middle Schoolers and BEYOND in March!

 

Each week will be a live session with me, where I will deliver content and facilitate learning, followed by time for parent hot seats - time for parents to share their real and relevant challenges and get laser sharp coaching from me!  AND, each week participants will get a downloadable guide as well as a companion audio meditation to use to stay connected to what they are working to integrate into their relationships with their adolescent.

 

Some of what we will cover includes:

 

 

  • Being with the roller coaster of the teen years
  • Recognize where we are adding to our kids discouragement, and how to step back into relationship
  • Communication tools that build resilience and connection
  • How kindness and firmness looks the same, and different as our kids get older
  • Being the parent you want to be

 

 

School, screens, peers, attitude - all of what you learn during the Seasons course will support you showing up to the challenges of THIS season in a way that aligns with your values.

 

Here’s what parents said about the Seasons course: 

 

“In these uncertain times I needed the grounding I get from Positive Discipline. Casey does a brilliant job of teaching the core concepts and guiding you through the challenges of putting them into practice. This program is for everyone. If you are familiar with Positive Discipline it’s a fantastic refresher. If you are new to Positive Discipline this will be a game-changer for your family. Your time and money will be very well spent. ”

— Mama Sarah

 

“I loved learning what draws us closer to our children and what pushes our children away. I know this stuff, however it was good to have it in a list that so clearly gave me visuals for how those actions show up in my life.”

— Mama Kimberly

Head over to www.joyfulcourage.com/seasons to find out more.

::::

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!



Mar 1, 2021

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

::::

This week’s episode is a solo show!

 

Takeaways from the show:

  • Perception matters
  • The goal of behavior is to find and feel a sense of belonging and significance
  • Iceberg metaphor
  • Mistaken goals: Undue attention
  • Connection vs. attention
  • Tune into how your kid’s behavior makes you feel
  • Parents contribute to beliefs kids have about connection
  • The coded message behind annoying behavior is notice me and involve me usefully
  • Redirect by involving your kids in a useful task
  • Say what you will do
  • Avoid special services
  • Plan 1 on 1 time with your kids
  • Involve your kids in creating routines

Eps 261 | Downloadable Mistaken Goal Chart 

See you next week!! :)

::::

Getting clear on Boundaries, Consequences and Punishment: Middle School and Beyond…

FREE WEBINAR THIS TUESDAY (that’s tomorrow for anyone listening to this show the day it’s coming out) from 5:30 - 7pm PST.

This webinar is for you if you are a parent or a caregivers who are currently parenting kids in middle and high school. The information presented and activities facilitated come straight from Positive Discipline theory.

 

During the webinar we will:

  • Connect around the common goal of raising teens with character and life skills
  • Tease apart the difference between punishment, consequences and boundaries
  • Learn the tools and mindset for more collaboration, problem solving and follow through

 

Participants who engage in the webinar, try on the learning, and put the tools into practice will be able to make an impact on the challenges they are facing with their child.  AND, this may be a starting point for you. There is nothing magic about what is shared in this webinar, the magic exists in how you implement what you learn and your willingness to try again and again and again.

All you need to do to get signed up is go to joyfulcourage.com/webinar

::::

Parenting for the Season You’re In - MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BEYOND

I am super excited to announce that there is a BRAND NEW LIVE CLASS happening for parents of Middle Schoolers and BEYOND in March!

 

Each week will be a live session with me, where I will deliver content and facilitate learning, followed by time for parent hot seats - time for parents to share their real and relevant challenges and get laser sharp coaching from me!  AND, each week participants will get a downloadable guide as well as a companion audio meditation to use to stay connected to what they are working to integrate into their relationships with their adolescent.

 

Some of what we will cover includes:

 

 

  • Being with the roller coaster of the teen years
  • Recognize where we are adding to our kids discouragement, and how to step back into relationship
  • Communication tools that build resilience and connection
  • How kindness and firmness looks the same, and different as our kids get older
  • Being the parent you want to be

 

 

School, screens, peers, attitude - all of what you learn during the Seasons course will support you showing up to the challenges of THIS season in a way that aligns with your values.

 

Here’s what parents said about the Seasons course: 

 

“In these uncertain times I needed the grounding I get from Positive Discipline. Casey does a brilliant job of teaching the core concepts and guiding you through the challenges of putting them into practice. This program is for everyone. If you are familiar with Positive Discipline it’s a fantastic refresher. If you are new to Positive Discipline this will be a game-changer for your family. Your time and money will be very well spent. ”

— Mama Sarah

 

“I loved learning what draws us closer to our children and what pushes our children away. I know this stuff, however it was good to have it in a list that so clearly gave me visuals for how those actions show up in my life.”

— Mama Kimberly

Head over to www.joyfulcourage.com/seasons to find out more.

::::

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!

Feb 22, 2021

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

::::

My guest today is Pamela Ellis. 

In her more than 20 years working in education research and as a financial executive in the private sector, Pamela Ellis—The Education Doctor® has emerged as a leading authority on what it takes for students to thrive in education and, thereby, in life.

Her work supports parents find the school where their children can thrive—the one that feels like home.

Takeaways from the show:

  • Struggles parents are going through with supporting kids for college
  • Myths about getting into college
  • ACT and SAT myths 
  • Looking for a college that fits with you
  • How soon parents of college bound kids should be making moves for their future
  • Benefits of taking a gap year
  • Breaking down what to think about as your kids move through each year of high school
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Understanding scholarships

Where to find Pamela:

Real Ballers Read | Pamela’s Website | FaceBook | Instagram

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful Courage to me is confidence. That’s what’s key and that’s why I can do what I do with so much energy and smiling and having that Joyful Courage, it’s the confidence.

See you next week!! :)

::::

Parenting for the Season You’re In - MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BEYOND

I am super excited to announce that there is a BRAND NEW LIVE CLASS happening for parents of Middle Schoolers and BEYOND in March!

 

Each week will be a live session with me, where I will deliver content and facilitate learning, followed by time for parent hot seats - time for parents to share their real and relevant challenges and get laser sharp coaching from me!  AND, each week participants will get a downloadable guide as well as a companion audio meditation to use to stay connected to what they are working to integrate into their relationships with their adolescent.

 

Some of what we will cover includes:

 

 

  • Being with the roller coaster of the teen years
  • Recognize where we are adding to our kids discouragement, and how to step back into relationship
  • Communication tools that build resilience and connection
  • How kindness and firmness looks the same, and different as our kids get older
  • Being the parent you want to be

 

 

School, screens, peers, attitude - all of what you learn during the Seasons course will support you showing up to the challenges of THIS season in a way that aligns with your values.

 

Here’s what parents said about the Seasons course: 

 

“In these uncertain times I needed the grounding I get from Positive Discipline. Casey does a brilliant job of teaching the core concepts and guiding you through the challenges of putting them into practice. This program is for everyone. If you are familiar with Positive Discipline it’s a fantastic refresher. If you are new to Positive Discipline this will be a game-changer for your family. Your time and money will be very well spent. ”

— Mama Sarah

 

“I loved learning what draws us closer to our children and what pushes our children away. I know this stuff, however it was good to have it in a list that so clearly gave me visuals for how those actions show up in my life.”

— Mama Kimberly

Head over to www.joyfulcourage.com/seasons to find out more.

::::

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!

Feb 15, 2021

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

::::

This week’s podcast is a solo show!

Takeaways from the show:

  • Concepts and theories of Positive Discipline
  • Belief behind behavior
  • Iceberg metaphor 
  • Positive discipline 101
  • Behaviorist vs. Positive Discipline
  • The concept of belonging and significance
  • School drama
  • You must start with self reflection if you want to create lasting change
  • Pay attention to how it feels when school drama comes up with your child
  • The first reason for our kids to misbehave is that they desire attention and connection
  • If kids don’t get the connection, they move on to seeking power

Eps 259 | Alison Smith interview

See you next week!! :)

::::

Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit

We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.

The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.

I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:

  • Navigating the changing and challenging school model
  • Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty
  • Raising the social justice advocates we need
  • Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times
  • Tending to our parenting soul

This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 

I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.

Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.

::::

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 livestreams , monthly 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!

Feb 8, 2021

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

::::

My guest today is Alexandra Eidens.

 

Alexandra is the founder of Big Life Journal, a growth mindset company for children and teens. Alexandra’s company specializes in creating practical tools to help parents and teachers integrate growth mindset into their everyday lives.

 

Their guided journals are now used by over 500,000 children world wide. When not creating journals, Alexandra is reading the latest research on brain science and the mind-body connection.

 

Takeaways from the show:

  • The foundations of Big Life Journal
  • Nurturing a growth mindset
  • Personal development in parenting
  • Growth vs. fixed mindset
  • Model the human experience to your children
  • Be process oriented vs. outcome oriented
  • Teach your children to set learning goals
  • Rejection is an indication that you are putting yourself out there
  • How to deliver feedback to your child
  • Make a habit of learning new things
  • Embrace struggle and adversity
  • Compare yourself to yourself only
  • Engage in deliberate practice
  • Comfort vs. stretch zone
  • Model being vulnerable in your own experiences
  • The best thing you can do as a parent is love your kids unconditionally

 

Where to find Alexandra:

Ebook | Big Life Journal | FaceBook 

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

It means to be brave, to do whatever you want to do in life. Taking a step into the unknown and creating the life you want to live. The first step would be to understand what kind of life you want to live. I know that it’s not an easy step, but that’s the joy part of it. The courage is actually doing it.

 

See you next week!! :)

::::

Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit

We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.

The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.

I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:

  • Navigating the changing and challenging school model
  • Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty
  • Raising the social justice advocates we need
  • Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times
  • Tending to our parenting soul

This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 

I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.

Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.

::::

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 livestreams , monthly 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!

Feb 1, 2021

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

::::

Today’s podcast is a solo show!

Takeaways from the show:

  • Teen Counseling
  • The 5 Criteria of Positive Discipline
  • Questions to ask yourself to see if the response your giving in a situation meets the criteria for Positive Discipline
  • Come into it expecting your kids to follow through
  • Your kids behavior lets you know what kind of experience they’re having
  • Invite your kids into more expression of what’s going on for them
  • Most of our mischief comes from the perception that we don’t feel like we matter
  • Everyone has their own unique lenses they see out of
  • Whatever we do, we want our kids to feel more connected, seen, and like they matter
  • Trust the process
  • Our kids learn through experience over time
  • Celebrate mistakes, focus on solutions
  • Model your own self-regulation
  • Help your children discover how capable they are
  • Recognize this isn’t a formula or a gimmick
  • Healthy human beings are expressive

Resources mentioned:

Jane Nelsen Positive Discipline Website

See you next week!! :)

::::

Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit

We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.

The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.

I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:

  • Navigating the changing and challenging school model
  • Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty
  • Raising the social justice advocates we need
  • Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times
  • Tending to our parenting soul

This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 

I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.

Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.

::::

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 livestreams , monthly 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!

Jan 25, 2021

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

::::

My guest today is Gemma Hartley.

Gemma is a freelance journalist and the author of Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward. She’s a mom of 3 kids, 5, 7 and 10

Takeaways from the show:

  • Gemma’s journey of being a writer
  • The article that started her career 
  • Not wanting to ask your family to do something, just wanting them to know to do it
  • Teasing apart emotional labor
  • The pressure that lays on moms’ shoulders
  • What are shared standards
  • Acknowledge your standards exist for a reason 
  • Holding resentment when your significant other feels like they should get praise for things you do on a daily basis
  • Being in conversation with our family in a way that supports everyone
  • Make it normal to talk about emotional labor 
  • Vulnerability with your partner is scary but necessary 
  • When going into emotional labor conversations, be clear on your intentions
  • The process of re-evaluating the life you share should include everyone being involved
  • Tools that help make everyone feel supported in emotional labor
  • Asking your kids to “help” you with household chores implies it is your job, which it isn’t
  • Recognize the subtle messaging you’re giving your kids

Where to find Gemma:

Book | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Women Aren’t Nags Article | Emotional Labor Article

What does joyful courage mean to you?

I think for me it means doing the scary and vulnerable work that's going to lead to a life with more joy. 

See you next week!! :)

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Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit

We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.

The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.

I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:

  • Navigating the changing and challenging school model
  • Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty
  • Raising the social justice advocates we need
  • Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times
  • Tending to our parenting soul

This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 

I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.

Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.

::::

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 livestreams , monthly 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!

Jan 18, 2021

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

::::

This week’s episode is a solo show!!

Takeaways from the show:

  • Birth story of my first child
  • How resistance and tension can affect your relationship with your kids
  • Recognizing your own resistance will open up a deep personal inquiry
  • Your teen has their own experience and mistakes to make on their path of life
  • Journal about resistance
  • Broaden your relationships by looking into yourself to where you hold resistance
  • Your teens emotional development is still in the process even if they look like full-grown humans
  • Parenting for a Brave New World Summit

Click here to listen to the interview with my daughter Rowan

See you next week :)

::::

Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit

We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.

The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.

I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:

  • Navigating the changing and challenging school model
  • Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty
  • Raising the social justice advocates we need
  • Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times
  • Tending to our parenting soul

This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 

I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.

Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.

::::

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 livestreams , monthly 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!

Jan 11, 2021

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

::::

This week my guest is Iris Chen.

Iris is a writer, unschooler, and founder of the Untigering movement. After starting out as a hardcore tiger mother, she began to untiger when she saw all the negative effects of her authoritarian parenting. Now she’s on a mission to empower others families by promoting mental health, peaceful parenting, and educational freedom for children. She recently moved back to California with her husband and two sons after 16 years of living in China. 

Takeaways from the show:

  • Tiger parenting and its cultural meaning
  • Iris’ experience growing up and how that played into her parenting
  • How patterns of how you were parented can show up into the subconscious
  • Shifting to a different way of parenting
  • Doing the inner work so your relationships with your kids can improve
  • Holding space for your emotions 
  • Learning to filter assumptions about children and parenting through a lens of love and respect and anti-oppression
  • The swing from demanding parenting to permissive parenting
  • Leaning into trust and connection 
  • Having a positive way to manage dysregulation
  • Taking apart the baggage around making mistakes in parenting
  • Making mistakes is an opportunity to model ownership, responsibility and humility
  • Holding mutual respect in the relationships with your children
  • Bringing awareness to the fact that children are worthy of honor and dignity and certain rights

Where to find Iris:

Website | Book | Instagram | Facebook

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

I really love how you paired those two words together because they're not often put together like that. But when I think of Joyful Courage in terms of parenting I think of a kind of hopefulness and a trust. No matter what the situation is, there's still that underlying spirit of hopefulness and trust. The courage to let go. The courage to let go of the lie that we need to be in control of the lie that we have to be the one in charge and do things the way it's always been done. The courage to try something new and to let go. 

 

See you next week :) 

::::

Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit

We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.

The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.

I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:

  • Navigating the changing and challenging school model
  • Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty
  • Raising the social justice advocates we need
  • Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times
  • Tending to our parenting soul

This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 

I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.

Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.

::::

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 livestreams , monthly 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!

Jan 5, 2021

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

::::

This week’s podcast is a SOLO show!!

Takeaways from the show:

  • The refreshing new start of 2021
  • Relationships strengthening 
  • Choosing into feeling grateful for things that exist in your life
  • Possibilities of the present moment
  • Practice returning to the present moment again and again
  • Feelings about the new year
  • What are you willing to surrender to this year
  • What Joyful Courage stands for
  • Growth is the purpose of everything in life
  • Tending to relationships that matter in our life
  • The importance of taking an opportunity to grow
  • New mini summit with an opportunity of a VIP pass
  • Think about what you want to create this year

See you next week :) 

::::

Parenting for the Brave New World Mini Summit

We are all walking into a new year with baggage -  some of it is collective, some of it unique to the individual… . But none of us escaped the radical journey that was 2020.

The Parenting for a Brave New World summit is designed to put you IN CHARGE of creating the world and the life that you want. Yes, there are things that are out of our control, and YES we CAN live in an intentional way and change the experiences we are having.

I have zeroed in on five areas of focus. Five areas that are the most POTENT areas for growth and relationship. And five guests that deliver the tools all parents need to be in the CREATION of the Brave New World that includes us all:

  • Navigating the changing and challenging school model
  • Adolescent mental health in times of uncertainty
  • Raising the social justice advocates we need
  • Modeling and embracing financial literacy during difficult times
  • Tending to our parenting soul

This summit will be releasing February 1st, but you can sign up for the summit right now for an early bird special of just $29!! This includes the 5 interviews and a BONUS course. 

I am also offering a NEW feature to the summit, a VIP offer. VIP’s get a swag bag (while supplies last & U.S only), a summit workbook, and post summit live classes with the speakers. Your summit VIP pass will get you access to useful tools to support your learning and opportunities to interact with the expert guests.

Head over to joyfulcourage.com/bnw to find out more.

::::

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 livestreams , monthly 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!

Dec 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

::::

My guest today is Ian O’Roarty.

Ian is my youngest child, he turned 15 October 30th, and is a freshman in high school. He is the baby in the house, and taller than us all. He is passionate about basketball, loves his friends, and has melted my mama heart since day one. I say that Ian is my “positive discipline” kid because he was the one who was always game to create a routine, or role play a situation, he was willing.

I’d say that Ian and I are very close, I will let him share his experience during the interview… He has always been really open with me, and it doesn’t seem like that is really anything that we haven’t talked about… He loves family time, when we are all together, and is super stoked to have his drivers permit.

I am honored that he is willing to come share candidly with all of you on the podcast.

Takeaways from the show:

  • Coping with covid
  • Challenges in the last year
  • Being a close relationship with your parents
  • Having a sibling who is going through mental health issues
  • Messaging on swearing in our house
  • Reading agreements
  • Screen time 
  • Thoughts from a teen about watching the Social Dilemma
  • Video games and limits
  • Managing screen time with online school
  • What it means to Ian to “be a man”
  • Toxic masculinity
  • Goals for the future
  • Advice to parents raising sons

What does Joyful Courage mean to you:

When I hear Joyful Courage I think about you and your company. I think it’s cool you help people. It’s good you're giving parents tools to mend their children. 

See you next week :) 

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Parenting for the Season You’re in BETA group

I am jumping in SUPER EXCITED about a new program I am creating and I NEED YOUR HELP.

I had a realization that I tend to think that I KNOW what you want and how you want it, and with the new year, I am shifting towards wanting to get CLEAR about what you want and how you want it.

SO, I have created something and I am looking for a team of people to check it out and offer me feedback about what you think.

PARENTING FOR THE SEASON YOU'RE IN is a 4 part program that is fully downloadable and designed to be consumed at YOUR pace.

I think it's amazing, AND I am looking to find out what YOU think. I am offering it up to those of you willing to be my BETA group at a steep discount in exchange for your thoughts.

Please check it out at www.joyfulcourage.com/seasons

::::

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 livestreams , monthly 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!

Dec 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

::::

This week’s podcast is a SOLO show!!!

Takeaways from the show:

  • Beta group
  • Introducing the next mini summit
  • Discovering your most authentic way of being
  • Being responsible for yourself and how you show up
  • Connection to self, family, and community
  • Surrender to being imperfect
  • Teens teach us that flexibility is imperative
  • Trust that things are temporary
  • Create a safe environment so your teen can share what they want from an authentic and open place
  • Caregiving is always in motion
  • Owning discovery around money
  • Trusting the unfolding of life
  • Be with what comes up, feel your feels

See you next week :) 

::::

Parenting for the Season You’re in BETA group

I am jumping in SUPER EXCITED about a new program I am creating and I NEED YOUR HELP.

I had a realization that I tend to think that I KNOW what you want and how you want it, and with the new year, I am shifting towards wanting to get CLEAR about what you want and how you want it.

SO, I have created something and I am looking for a team of people to check it out and offer me feedback about what you think.

PARENTING FOR THE SEASON YOU'RE IN is a 4 part program that is fully downloadable and designed to be consumed at YOUR pace.

I think it's amazing, AND I am looking to find out what YOU think. I am offering it up to those of you willing to be my BETA group at a steep discount in exchange for your thoughts.

Please check it out at www.joyfulcourage.com/seasons

::::

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 livestreams , monthly 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!

Dec 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

::::

My guest today is Rowan O’Roarty.

Rowan is my oldest child, she will be 18 in January, and one of my biggest teachers of personal growth. As we all do, we learn who we are as parents, through our relationships with our children. Rowan made me a mom, and continues to influence who I am in the world as I navigate what it means to mother her.

Rowan has been through her own journey of personal discovery over the past few years, maneuvering mental health challenges, dropping out of school, completing her GED, and stepping in to big responsibility while her dad and I were gone for 2 months going through my husband's cancer treatment.

I am honored that she is willing to come share herself and her journey so candidly with you all today.

Takeaways from the show:

  • Where the anxiety started
  • When Rowan became aware of her anxiety
  • Things we did that helped Rowan cope with depression and anxiety
  • Panic attacks 
  • Navigating anxiety attacks and how parents can be supportive
  • What depression feels like
  • Things parents can do that are helpful to their teen’s mental health
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Realizing only YOU can change your experience
  • What Rowan has learned about herself these past few years
  • Mental health and high school
  • Rowan’s freshman year
  • Opting into online school
  • Dropping out of school and gaining parent’s support
  • The GED test
  • Plans for the future

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

To me, when I hear Joyful Courage and I put it into the context of mental health in teens, I think of having courage. Having the courage to choose joy when the circumstances are against you or things aren’t working out. Finding joy and being so courageous to chase after it and be joyful. 

::::

Parenting for the Season You’re in BETA group

I am jumping in SUPER EXCITED about a new program I am creating and I NEED YOUR HELP.

I had a realization that I tend to think that I KNOW what you want and how you want it, and with the new year, I am shifting towards wanting to get CLEAR about what you want and how you want it.

SO, I have created something and I am looking for a team of people to check it out and offer me feedback about what you think.

PARENTING FOR THE SEASON YOU'RE IN is a 4 part program that is fully downloadable and designed to be consumed at YOUR pace.

I think it's amazing, AND I am looking to find out what YOU think. I am offering it up to those of you willing to be my BETA group at a steep discount in exchange for your thoughts.

Please check it out at www.joyfulcourage.com/seasons

::::

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 livestreams , monthly 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!

Dec 1, 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

::::

This week is a SOLO show! 

Takeaways from the show:

  • Gratitude
  • Grow through what you go through
  • Shifting to be grateful for the experiences you’re put through
  • Working on self regulation
  • Model for your kids what effective problem solving looks like
  • Embodying the life you’re living
  • Allowing fear or resentfulness to change into gratitude and strength
  • Doing the work to be in a different headspace when the same problems show up
  • Personal growth isn’t linear
  • Practicing being mindful

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT MY NEW PROGRAM??
www.joyfulcourage.com/seasons

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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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Nov 23, 2020

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Dr. Jennifer Variste’s desire for pediatrics began at a very young age because her visits to her pediatrician were usually positive experiences. Later she fulfilled her dream and obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She went on to complete a pediatric residency at UT Houston Health Science Center. 

After residency, she returned to practice in her hometown of College Station, Texas. Dr. Variste is grateful for the five years she spent treating families there and for the relationships and connections she made. She now practices in Spring, Texas at Family First Pediatrics. 

As a board-certified pediatrician her passion is to empower moms and dads to raise their kids to lead happy, healthy lives full of precious memories and discovery. She desires to create the same positive experiences for her patients that she had with her pediatrician as a young child.

Takeaways from the show:

  • COVID and schooling

  • How the pandemic is showing up in doctors’ offices

  • The experience of covid in children is not the same as some of the complications older adults may suffer

  • The coronavirus family causes symptoms of the common cold in kids all the time

  • Anxieties that are showing up for parents during the pandemic

  • Some kids may learn better in a school environment than online

  • Speaking to your pediatrician about your child going back to school

  • How parents can ensure their kids stay safe when going back to school

  • Tips for parents of older kids to ensure they are being safe

  • Acknowledging how annoying it is that things are so uncertain

  • Focusing on the things that we can do during the pandemic

  • Well visits are important as ever

  • Parents are going through a very difficult time, but you’re doing a great job

  • Look to your pediatrician as an ally to your family

See you next week! :)

Find Jennifer:

Instagram | FaceBook 

Resources Mentioned:

American Academy of Pediatrics & HealthyChildren.org (pandemic related information)

What does joyful courage mean to you? 

Right now I feel like parents have to maintain that. It's critical now more than ever. As a parent, you are the gatekeeper in your home. I think you had alluded to this earlier Casey when you mentioned the 15-minute NPR and listening to all of the covid updates, you want to make sure that you maintain a positive environment and a positive atmosphere in your family. If we have to turn off the news for a while and do something positive with our family, that's fine. If we have to not watch the news and maybe just get updates from the local county website because those are more practical and relevant to us, that's fine too. You have the courage to stand up for your family and make decisions that maintain that positive environment and atmosphere for your family. 

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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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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!

Nov 16, 2020

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!

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This week’s episode was a solo show!!

Takeaways from the show:

  • The emotional experience of this past week
  • Hope trust and gratitude
  • Willingness to try something different
  • Choosing to be your best self
  • What it means to have hope
  • Believing you can have what you want
  • Embodying your beliefs
  • Being intentional with your thoughts
  • Manifesting what you want in life
  • Right now is the time to feel connected
  • Changing your inner dialogue so it aligns with what you want
  • Our kids always long for belonging and significance
  • Trusting the process
  • Keeping the faith
  • Being grateful for the challenges in 2020
  • Focusing on the good coming out of your struggles
  • There is more than one path and narrative your teens will go on

See you next week! :)

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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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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!

Nov 9, 2020

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!

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I am so excited to welcome my guest, Maureen Muldoon.

Maureen is a a spiritual Pied Piper, shameless storyteller and speaker who is transforming the way people think of church, sex, spirituality, and creativity. Actress, author, activist, she celebrates the miracles that live beneath the mundane and is devoted to helping others to CREATE their most engaged and unapologetic life. Today we are going to talk about her experience of mothering a transgender son.

Takeaways from the show:

  • Raising a transgender child
  • Coping with society’s opinions 
  • A parent’s role in understanding 
  • How acceptance changes your child
  • Kids wanting to be acknowledged for how they seem themselves
  • Self expression
  • Sitting with the suicide rate as a mom of a transgender son
  • Finding a greater peace of mind
  • Letting go of deciding what identifiers you bring forth in your children
  • Becoming aware of the ways you tell your narrative 
  • Things parents without transgender kids don’t understand
  • Being gentle to parents who don’t understand so they can be gentle to your child out in the world
  • Keeping an open mind and an open space to listen to your child
  • How you can be more supportive of families with transgender kids

See you next week! :)

Find Maureen:

Website | SpeakEasy Community

What does joyful courage mean to you?

Joyful courage means innocence, where everyone's innocent. No one's guilty. Everyone's allowed to take up as much space as possible. 

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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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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! 

 

Oct 30, 2020

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!

Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:

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Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens

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Today’s podcast is a solo show!!

Takeaways from the show:

  • What is a trigger
  • How our histories determine different triggers 
  • Dealing with situations that trigger you
  • Making it right after you get upset
  • Breaking down what it feels like to get triggered
  • Willingness to reflect on your own emotions 
  • Being a good role model for handling emotions to your kids
  • Teen’s moods affecting our own
  • How our teens trigger us like no other
  • Recognizing your experience 
  • The importance of connecting with your kids
  • Having compassion and curiosity while in conversation
  • How crucial it is to stay nonjudgemental 

See you next week! :)

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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 livestreams , monthly 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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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!

Oct 26, 2020

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!

Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:

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Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens

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www.patreon.com/joyfulcourage

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Bellamy Shoffner is a single parent, writer, and equity advocate specializing in fostering thoughtful connection and conversation among communities. Shoffner’s Revolutionary Humans produces a magazine, retreats, and free community events. All for parents and educators committed to social justice.

This past summer the Joyful Courage community raised $800 in support of Bellamy and her work – I am so honored for the chance to connect with her here on the podcast.

Takeaways from the show:

  • Social justice
  • Passive reading vs. retaining the information
  • Hold the Line magazine
  • Teaching our kids to be accepting of each other's differences
  • Creating a world where kids can are out of harm’s way based on any part of their identity
  • Acceptance vs tolerance
  • Challenges of being a single parent 
  • How outside help isn’t always appreciated
  • Teasing apart tokenization
  • Putting in the work to understand social justice
  • Key things parents can do to fold racial awareness into parenting their kids
  • Taking people as they are and see what happens
  • Having relationship with vulnerability
  • Dealing with people who have opposing views 

Find Bellamy:

Website | Instagram

What does joyful courage mean to you? 

Oh, wow. On a personal level I think it means the will to take every day as a fresh chance to have a good day and to be joyful and to not live too much in the past and to just appreciate and have gratitude for what is happening now. Every day takes courage sort of naturally and so to find the joy in that is pretty powerful. On a professional level, I think just believing that something can get better and that things will improve and that in 40 days, we'll be able to celebrate. Yeah, just hope I think this is my priority there.

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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

:::

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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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!

 

Oct 19, 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!!

Takeaways from the show:

  • Self care matters
  • Surrendering to the things you can’t control
  • How letting go can change your experience
  • The healing of meditation
  • Being in the present moment
  • Anchoring yourself while also being on the edge of your vulnerability
  • Facing the unknown and creating a sense of security
  • Human tendencies getting in the way of being okay with fear
  • Possibilities of the unknown
  • How narratives can be confining
  • Control is an illusion
  • Being with the fact that the future is uncertain
  • The present moment is the only place where change happens
  • Creating a practice of returning to presence
  • Unconsciousness vs. consciousness

See you next week! :)

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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

:::::

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!

 

 

Oct 12, 2020

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!

Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook groups:

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Connie Fuetz is a clinician with over 35 years of clinical experience who specializes in working with couples and is one of the six original Master Clinicians invited into the Gottman Institute in 2000, John Gottman has called Connie "an extraordinarily-gifted couples counselor" to whom he would send his own family.  

After leading the two-day Art and Science of Love workshops in Chicago for years, Connie created her own one-day workshop for couples called the Mindful Couples Workshop, which she led for years in Bellingham WA and Victoria BC.  She has expanded that course into a 5-week online course for couples, called A Mindful Love Course. A couple's workshop you can do from the comfort of your own home.

Connie feels blessed and honoured in her work alongside couples.  A resident of the Northwest for 35 years, she lives in gorgeous Bellingham WA with her family.

 

Takeaways from the show:

  • The depth of couples therapy can be challenging and profound
  • Both parties are responsible for change in therapy
  • Focusing on your relationship with your partner will help your teen
  • Why mindfulness is so important in our intimate relationships
  • Tools to help you choose in to your partner
  • How marathon intensive therapy is helpful
  • Not engaging when flooding
  • Naming the negative interactive cycle that happens when we’re in distress
  • Prompting a healing conversation
  • Having humility and vulnerability in conversations with your partner
  • Making sure the message of love gets through
  • How the pandemic has been causing stress in households
  • Dealing with perpetual issues in a different way because of COVID
  • Setting the context for the spirit of intention
  • How dedicating little bits of time to your relationship will keep it alive
  • Switching from a business type of relationship to a romantic one
  • Using persuasion in a safe way
  • The importance of being on equal ground with your partner
  • Learning your partner’s love language

Find Connie/resources:

Website | Mindful Love Course | COVID resources

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

I love that phrase. That concept, those words. To me I'd have to say because we're talking about relationships, it means grounding myself in the courage to look at myself, at my triggers, at my missteps, but to look at myself with joy rather than with judgment. The courage to look at me and the parts of myself that are blooming and the parts of myself that might be dark, but to do so joyfully and lovingly.

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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

:::::

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!

 

 

Oct 5, 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!

Thanks to the patrons who showed up with me for the recording!

Takeaways from the show:

  • Thoughts about the Social Dilemma movie
  • How big social media platforms are using the users
  • Our attention is the product online
  • Conversation starters around screen use
  • Creating an environment where checking in is a normal thing
  • What to expect from the screens and teens summit
  • The mixed feelings around social media
  • Juggling the things life throws at us
  • How do we make room to fall apart
  • Crying releases stress
  • The trauma of the pandemic
  • Having compassion for your teens
  • All problems are relative, no matter how “small”
  • Giving yourself space to grieve and release energy
  • Taking time to care for yourself
  • In order to change your experience, you have to recognize what’s happening
  • The normality of struggle right now
  • Recognize your wallowing 
  • Being in the practice of moving forward


See you next week!

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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

:::

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 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

 

:::

 

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 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

::::

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

 

:::

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!

 

 

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

:::::

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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