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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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May 10, 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

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Today’s show should have been a solo show BUT I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of a book launch event last week, and was interviewed by Mindy Duff - one of the authors of the new book, Motherhood diaries. We had such a good time during the interview that I asked Mindy if she would share it with me so that I could turn it into a podcast!

 

Mindy Duff is a certified holistic health and nutrition coach, speaker and published author. Her mission is to help individuals uncover their best selves through the power of nutrition, self care and self love.

 

Takeaways from the show:

  • Evolution is endless
  • The gifts of hard situations
  • Practicing not taking it personal
  • Navigating the teen world
  • Holding space for self-expression
  • How we are holding learning and public education
  • What self care looks like
  • Your kids are NOT a projection of you
  • Important things to remember when parenting teens
  • Relationship is always first

 

See you next week!! :)

 

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Hey friends!

 

You all know that I am DOWN with therapy. I am a strong believer that the parenting journey brings up ALL THE THINGS that we are carrying around from our childhood, all the beliefs about our worthiness and enoughness - and it can really get in the way of creating deep, authentic, HEALTHY relationships with the people we love the most, in the HERE and NOW.

 

This is why I am so proud to be partnered with Better Help. Because WANTING a therapist and FINDING the right one for you can be super challenging.

 

Timing, travel, cost - all of it can get in the way of getting to the soul healing work that therapy can be…

 

But Better Help is a solution. Better Help is online counseling - a service that provides support via your computer or smartphone - you can choose to connect through conference calls, phone calls or even text messages.

 

It might seem weird to think about NOT stepping into an office and meeting with your therapist face to face, but I am here to say FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE that it is just as powerful to work with someone via the computer or phone. Shout out to my therapist, Mark, who helped me through my darkest parenting days AND a major family health crisis…

 

I am confident you can find someone to support you, too.

 

And the Joyful Courage community gets 10% off their first month!

 

Go to www.betterhelp.com/joyfulcourage to get started today.

 

Help is available.

 

::::

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 your 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!



May 3, 2021

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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Alyssa “Twist” Light is a professional speaker who helps businesses grow by utilizing the power of storytelling in every aspect of their operations, especially marketing. 

 

Twist believes it’s her responsibility to make event planners look like superheroes and the attendees feel like rockstars. 

 

Despite not having her own children, Twist happens to have fostered children, loves to be a field trip “mom” for local schools, and was the executive director of a camp that supported more than 400 underprivileged / at-risk kids. She believes that the toughest moments are the biggest learning opportunities, especially for teens. 

 

Takeaways from the show:

  • Fostering and mentoring teens
  • Being open to the foster system
  • Love doesn’t cure everything
  • Having difficult, deep conversations can be impactful
  • Support systems
  • Tip of the iceberg
  • Asking for help
  • How kids change in the environment they’re in
  • Reminding your partner you’re on the same team
  • Meet kids where they’re at, not where you want them to be
  • Being a parent
  • Having healthy adults for kids to open up to
  • Being unconditional and non judgemental 

See you next week!! :)

Find Twist:

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What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

In those moments that we have the opportunity to do something fun or do something we’re supposed to do, we should definitely eat dessert first. 

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Hey friends!

You all know that I am DOWN with therapy. I am a strong believer that the parenting journey brings up ALL THE THINGS that we are carrying around from our childhood, all the beliefs about our worthiness and enoughness - and it can really get in the way of creating deep, authentic, HEALTHY relationships with the people we love the most, in the HERE and NOW.

This is why I am so proud to be partnered with Better Help. Because WANTING a therapist and FINDING the right one for you can be super challenging.

Timing, travel, cost - all of it can get in the way of getting to the soul healing work that therapy can be…

But Better Help is a solution. Better Help is online counseling - a service that provides support via your computer or smartphone - you can choose to connect through conference calls, phone calls or even text messages.

It might seem weird to think about NOT stepping into an office and meeting with your therapist face to face, but I am here to say FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE that it is just as powerful to work with someone via the computer or phone. Shout out to my therapist, Mark, who helped me through my darkest parenting days AND a major family health crisis…

I am confident you can find someone to support you, too.

And the Joyful Courage community gets 10% off their first month!

Go to www.betterhelp.com/joyfulcourage to get started today.

Help is available.

::::

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!



Apr 26, 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:

  • Grounding meditation
  • Awareness of what’s happening in the world
  • Ways to support dismantling systemic racism
  • Support your kids on how to make a difference
  • Living in an anti-racist society
  • Armoured vs. daring parenting
  • Parenting from the heart

See you next week!! :)

::::

Living Joyful Courage MEMBERSHIP
Community and Coaching for moms raising adolescents

You know how I am so passionate about supporting parents in our journey through the teens years…  You have seen me really niche down and offer resources and coaching for this super special parenting season.

And YOU know that I believe that community is EVERYTHING, right?

Well, I am creating the MOST amazing community space for moms navigating the tween and teen years -- the Living Joyful Courage Membership.

The terrain gets ROUGH when we move into the adolescent years with our kids…  Even the most committed “positive parenting” mom may be finding herself out of her depth when the challenges start to show up. 

It’s messy.

And moms need a place and a community that can be the soft landing for her to roll around in the messiness. A place that celebrates the challenges as opportunities for personal growth and discovery. A place that puts relationship first - relationship with self, with our kids, with the world around us.

I am really just teasing you with this right now. Doors will open for this magical space mid April…  If you are interested in being on the wait list to find out more go to www.joyfulcourage.com/ljc.

::::

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!



Apr 19, 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

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My guest today is Dr. Aprile Andelle!

Dr. Andelle is a black woman licensed psychotherapist with over 9 years and 10,000+ hours of experience in "deep dive healing" work with amazing clients all around the world. 

She hosts the ‘Do I Need Therapy™? Podcast Show available on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher, and speaks to her community openly, loudly, and proudly about mental health, love and life, PLUS the process of therapy, and the strength found in asking for help. 

She teaches amazing, highly ambitious women, and women of color, the skills of *long-lasting* positive mental health in overcoming stress, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, and trauma, including her "Every April" psychological spring cleaning course offered every springtime, in April to support the fierce, yet sensitive woman achieve positive mental health all year long. 

She specializes in online and virtual therapy and offers mental wellness support for all through her mental health masterclasses, courses, and meditations.

She is a world traveler currently based in Miami, loves all things declutter and minimal lifestyle---except plants… She says, "you can never have too many plants and green stuff" ---  is described as "that unique kind of person who makes lifelong friends in 24 hours or less", and can often be found on Instagram watching endless reels of laugh-out-loud, therapy memes and reenactments or enjoying a "deep, campfire-style" conversation on Clubhouse.

Takeaways from the show:

  • Aprile’s journey to becoming a therapist
  • Psychological cleaning program
  • Maintaining a positive, steady state of mental health
  • Feelings are temporary
  • Think before you speak
  • Responsive vs. reactive
  • Inner voice
  • Being inside of possibility vs. drowning in uncertainty
  • 3 steps of psychological spring cleaning
  • Vulnerability is what makes you brave
  • Marie Kondo your mind
  • Recommit to your goals

Where to find Aprile:

Website | Instagram

Use code JoyfulCourage21 for a  50% discount on a discovery session with Dr. Aprile!

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful courage to me means being able to experience every single day me, authentically, doing exactly what brings me joy, whether I have courage or not I’m going to step into it because on the other side there is joy. Oh and lots of green stuff and water! I think joyful courage is just really living an authentic life that leads you to joy.

See you next week!! :)

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Living Joyful Courage MEMBERSHIP
Community and Coaching for moms raising adolescents

You know how I am so passionate about supporting parents in our journey through the teens years…  You have seen me really niche down and offer resources and coaching for this super special parenting season.

And YOU know that I believe that community is EVERYTHING, right?

Well, I am creating the MOST amazing community space for moms navigating the tween and teen years -- the Living Joyful Courage Membership.

The terrain gets ROUGH when we move into the adolescent years with our kids…  Even the most committed “positive parenting” mom may be finding herself out of her depth when the challenges start to show up. 

It’s messy.

And moms need a place and a community that can be the soft landing for her to roll around in the messiness. A place that celebrates the challenges as opportunities for personal growth and discovery. A place that puts relationship first - relationship with self, with our kids, with the world around us.

I am really just teasing you with this right now. Doors will open for this magical space mid April…  If you are interested in being on the wait list to find out more go to www.joyfulcourage.com/ljc.

::::

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!

Apr 12, 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 is a solo show!

Takeaways from the show:

  • Mistaken goals
  • Belonging and significance feelings live under the surface
  • Learn to pay attention to your inner experience
  • Review of undue attention, misguided power, and revenge
  • Assumed inadequacy
  • Belief behind inadequacy
  • Teens long for connection
  • Ways to restore your child’s adequacy
  • Being vulnerable pays off
  • Take time to own your behavior with your child

Previous shows about mistaken goals:

Eps 261 | Eps 263 | Eps 265 | Eps 267 | Mistaken Goal Chart

See you next week!! :)

::::

Living Joyful Courage MEMBERSHIP
Community and Coaching for moms raising adolescents

 

You know how I am so passionate about supporting parents in our journey through the teens years…  You have seen me really niche down and offer resources and coaching for this super special parenting season.

 

And YOU know that I believe that community is EVERYTHING, right?

 

Well, I am creating the MOST amazing community space for moms navigating the tween and teen years -- the Living Joyful Courage Membership.

 

The terrain gets ROUGH when we move into the adolescent years with our kids…  Even the most committed “positive parenting” mom may be finding herself out of her depth when the challenges start to show up. 

 

It’s messy.

 

And moms need a place and a community that can be the soft landing for her to roll around in the messiness. A place that celebrates the challenges as opportunities for personal growth and discovery. A place that puts relationship first - relationship with self, with our kids, with the world around us.

 

I am really just teasing you with this right now. Doors will open for this magical space mid April…  If you are interested in being on the wait list to find out more go to www.joyfulcourage.com/ljc.

::::

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!

Apr 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

::::

My guests today are Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague. 

 

Ted and Anna Marie are friends, parents, and anti-violence educators. They work for A Call to Men, helping men and boys promote healthy manhood and prevent violence and discrimination. 

 

Ted works with professional athletes, business leaders, activists, and boys just like the ones you have. 

 

Anna Marie is a storyteller at heart and a devoted boy mom. She is nationally recognized for creating and executing award-winning, multi-platform campaigns to advance critical social issues like improving education and ending violence against women.

 

Takeaways from the show:

  • Prevention of violence and discrimination against women and girls
  • How the book of dares are changing people’s lives
  • Making an effort to talk about emotions with your boys
  • Socialization of masculinity
  • Being vulnerable is a strength
  • How to support the men and boys in your life
  • Messages men are getting from society
  • Peer influence in middle school
  • Developing a critical lens on how women are treated
  • What healthy manhood looks like
  • The danger women/people are in because of the ways we are raising our boys
  • Treat your kids like an adult
  • Having conversations with your boys that aren’t always in your face
  • Raise boys to value girl’s experiences just as much as they value their own

Where to find Ted and Anna Marie:

 

The Book of Dares | Website | FaceBook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Anna Marie: In the context of this conversation, it’s authenticity for two reasons. I think it requires joyful courage to be your authentic self but I also think authenticity will foster joyful courage in your life.

 

Ted: I’m inspired by the joyful courage that I see in our youth. I think about my children and I think about my son who came out as gay when he was 15, he’s now 18, and the courage it took for that and the joy he’s experiencing in embracing his full self. 

Also when I see Anna Marie’s son Jack wanting to be the best son and man he can be and understanding all that he is in being a white male at 12 years old with certain privilege. Just as my children, while 4 of the 6 are black, have privilege as well. There's a race privilege, there’s a class privilege and there’s a gender privilege. The next generation is really giving me joyful courage.



See you next week!! :)

 

::::

Living Joyful Courage MEMBERSHIP
Community and Coaching for moms raising adolescents

 

You know how I am so passionate about supporting parents in our journey through the teens years…  You have seen me really niche down and offer resources and coaching for this super special parenting season.

 

And YOU know that I believe that community is EVERYTHING, right?

 

Well, I am creating the MOST amazing community space for moms navigating the tween and teen years -- the Living Joyful Courage Membership.

 

The terrain gets ROUGH when we move into the adolescent years with our kids…  Even the most committed “positive parenting” mom may be finding herself out of her depth when the challenges start to show up. 

 

It’s messy.

 

And moms need a place and a community that can be the soft landing for her to roll around in the messiness. A place that celebrates the challenges as opportunities for personal growth and discovery. A place that puts relationship first - relationship with self, with our kids, with the world around us.

 

I am really just teasing you with this right now. Doors will open for this magical space mid April…  If you are interested in being on the wait list to find out more go to www.joyfulcourage.com/ljc.

::::

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 29, 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

::::

Today’s episode is a solo show!

Takeaways from the show:

  • Beliefs about belonging and significance
  • Overview of mistaken goals
  • Third mistaken goal: Revenge
  • Tune into your experience as a parent
  • Signs your child’s mistaken goal is revenge
  • How adults contribute to our child’s belief of not belonging
  • The coded message behind revenge
  • Uncertainty of the world right now playing a part in our kid’s lives
  • Revenge isn’t lashing out, it's passing on the hurt
  • Tools to support you and your child in their mistaken goals
  • Your job as parents to make your kids feel like they belong
  • Let your child know you see them

Eps 263 | Eps 265 | Mistaken Goal Chart

See you next week!! :)

::::

Living Joyful Courage MEMBERSHIP
Community and Coaching for moms raising adolescents

 

You know how I am so passionate about supporting parents in our journey through the teens years…  You have seen me really niche down and offer resources and coaching for this super special parenting season.

 

And YOU know that I believe that community is EVERYTHING, right?

 

Well, I am creating the MOST amazing community space for moms navigating the tween and teen years -- the Living Joyful Courage Membership.

 

The terrain gets ROUGH when we move into the adolescent years with our kids…  Even the most committed “positive parenting” mom may be finding herself out of her depth when the challenges start to show up. 

 

It’s messy.

 

And moms need a place and a community that can be the soft landing for her to roll around in the messiness. A place that celebrates the challenges as opportunities for personal growth and discovery. A place that puts relationship first - relationship with self, with our kids, with the world around us.

 

I am really just teasing you with this right now. Doors will open for this magical space mid April…  If you are interested in being on the wait list to find out more go to www.joyfulcourage.com/ljc.

::::

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 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 Jud Brewer.

Dr. Jud is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. 

He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences and Psychiatry at the Schools of Public Health & Medicine at Brown University. He is also the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare Inc. and a research affiliate at MIT.

A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety.

Takeaways from the show:

  • Jud’s journey with anxiety
  • Number needed to treat
  • Where anxiety comes from
  • Why anxiety has increased in the past year
  • Tools to help parents stay calm
  • The benefits of mapping habit loops
  • How our brains are wired for reward value
  • The power of fear and worry in parents
  • Becoming disenchanted by your behaviors
  • Bigger better offer
  • The reward value of worrying vs. being curious
  • Mindfulness of emotions
  • Cause and effect relationship

Where to find Dr. Jud:

Website | The Craving Mind Book | Unwinding Anxiety Book 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

This phrase comes to mind, I think it’s a quote from James Stevens, “curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” So to me joyful courage means that when we can bring curiosity with us everywhere, we have the courage to face anything that we need to face.

See you next week!! :)

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Living Joyful Courage MEMBERSHIP
Community and Coaching for moms raising adolescents

You know how I am so passionate about supporting parents in our journey through the teens years…  You have seen me really niche down and offer resources and coaching for this super special parenting season.

And YOU know that I believe that community is EVERYTHING, right?

Well, I am creating the MOST amazing community space for moms navigating the tween and teen years -- the Living Joyful Courage Membership.

The terrain gets ROUGH when we move into the adolescent years with our kids…  Even the most committed “positive parenting” mom may be finding herself out of her depth when the challenges start to show up. 

It’s messy.

And moms need a place and a community that can be the soft landing for her to roll around in the messiness. A place that celebrates the challenges as opportunities for personal growth and discovery. A place that puts relationship first - relationship with self, with our kids, with the world around us.

I am really just teasing you with this right now. Doors will open for this magical space mid April…  If you are interested in being on the wait list to find out more go to www.joyfulcourage.com/ljc.

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The Book, The Coaching

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

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

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

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Be a Subscriber

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

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

Mar 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

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This week’s episode is a SOLO show!!

 

Takeaways from the show:

  • Adlerian theory
  • Our perception of belonging and significance colors the lens we see the world out of
  • Undue attention review
  • Honor your kids beliefs
  • Second mistaken goal: Misguided power
  • Notice how your child’s behavior makes you feel
  • Power struggles
  • Ways adults add to this behavior
  • The importance of teaching your kids to contribute in ways for them to use their power
  • You are not in control of your kids
  • Teens want the acknowledgement of how capable they are
  • Acknowledge your part in the stuff that’s gone down with your teens
  • House rules audit
  • The importance of practicing follow through
  • How to make your child feel a greater sense of belonging and significance

 

Coaching Page | Eps 261 | Eps 129 | Eps 177 | Eps 218 | Eps 261 | Eps 263 

See you next week!! :)

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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 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

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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!! :)

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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

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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

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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

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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!! :)

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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.

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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

:::::

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

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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!

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!! :)

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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

:::::

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

:::::

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 :) 

::::

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

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

Dec 7, 2020

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!

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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. 

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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

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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

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The Book, The Coaching

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

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

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

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Be a Subscriber

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

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

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

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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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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!

 

Nov 23, 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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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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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!

Nov 16, 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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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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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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