Finding Joy

046: Three Life-Changing Mantras to Remember During the Marathon of Motherhood // Taffy Micheli of ‘The Joyful Soul Project’

3 Life-Changing Mantras to Remember during the Marathon of Motherhood

Whether or not you are a runner, you are going to love this episode about lessons that Taffy Micheli has learned about motherhood while training for marathons.

Listen in to hear her share three truly life-changing mantras that she has relied on to get her through long runs and difficult experiences. I’ve heard from many listeners that this is one of their all-time favorite episodes–so don’t miss it!

Show Notes

Taffy’s Podcast, “The Joyful Soul Project”: https://www.thejoyfulsoulproject.com/

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3 in 30 episode about “looking up” from our phones: http://3in30podcast.com/phones/

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” by D Todd Christofferson: https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/ces-devotionals/2011/01/give-us-this-day-our-daily-bread?lang=eng

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045: Using Humor as a Coping Tool in Motherhood // Family Looking Up

How to Use Humor as a Coping Tool in Motherhood Family Looking Up

Family life is a bit insane. As mothers, we say and do things we never thought we would say or do.  We can cry at the end of a harrowing day…or we can laugh.  And the guests on today’s episode choose to laugh!

Beth, Andrea, and Camille from the podcast “Family Looking Up” are on the show today teaching us HOW to find humor and joy in the hard moments of motherhood.

If you need a good chuckle or a pick-me-up to find the joy in your long days, this episode is for you.

Show Notes

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http://familylookingup.com/

  • My episode on their show:

Creating Highlights With Our Kids – Guest Rachel Nielson. Episode 25

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035: Modeling for our Children How to Endure with Hope // Ralphie Jacobs of Simply on Purpose and her father, Bob Peters

Modeling for our Children How to Endure Life's Trials with Hope Ralphie Jacobs and Bob Peters

How do we stay positive when we face incomprehensible trials?  How do we endure well and allow our struggles to soften and strengthen us?  And perhaps most importantly, how do we model this kind of resilience for our children?

Today on the podcast, Ralphie Jacobs, the respected parenting expert from Simply on Purpose, talks about her heroic father who, as a father of nine children, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when Ralphie was five years old.  He lost the ability to walk by the time Ralphie was ten, and he has endured MS for over 30 years.

This interview is especially meaningful because Ralphie’s father joins us on the call.  Ralphie wanted him to hear her tribute to him and to add his own thoughts to the discussion–and it is a truly tender and touching conversation between a beloved father and “his girl.”

I felt honored to be apart of this sacred conversation, and I know you will feel the same after you listen.  You will come away braver, more determined to stay positive, and completely inspired to invest in your children when they are young–so you can have rich relationships with them that last a lifetime.

Show Notes

-Ralphie’s Instagram account and teaching platform, Simply on Purpose: https://www.instagram.com/simplyonpurpose/?hl=en

-Ralphie’s interview on the Extraordinary Moms Podcast: https://extraordinarymomspodcast.com/ralphie/

-Ralphie’s first interview on 3 in 30, “How to Step Yelling at Your Kids”: http://3in30podcast.com/yelling/

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034: How to Meditate in the Midst of Mayhem // Dr. Leah Weiss

How to Meditate in the Midst of Motherhood Mayhem Dr. Leah Weiss, Stanford University

Do you laugh aloud at the thought of having a few minutes to meditate during busy days with your children?  What if I told you that you could be meditating THE ENTIRE DAY, even in the midst of chaotic, everyday moments with your little minions?

Dr. Leah Weiss–an author, a mindfulness expert who studied with the Dali Lama, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a mother of three little children–teaches that this is possible.  It just requires that we redefine (or rather, correctly define) the word “meditation.”

The word “meditation” is a translation from the Tibetan word “gom.”  Dr. Weiss points out that a more literal definition of this word is simply “familiarization” or “getting to know your mind and heart.”  When explained this way, busy moms can let go of visions of silent meditation rooms and burning incense (though those things are great too!) and instead embrace every moment with their children as an opportunity to “familiarize” themselves with their own hearts and minds.  In fact, motherhood itself can become meditation.

Join me for this fascinating conversation with a renowned mindfulness expert who teaches us the Tibetan process of “dampa sum,” meaning “good in the beginning, good in the middle, and good in the end.”

Show Notes

LeahWeissPhd.com

“How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind” by Dr. Leah Weiss https://amzn.to/2sz6Wby

“Motherhood Matters: Are You Willing to Suffer?” by Laura Fanucci: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865638913/Motherhood-Matters-Are-you-willing-to-suffer.html

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032: Three Tips to Make This Summer the Best Ever // Jamie Cook of Wander and Scout

3 Tips for the Best Summer Ever Jamie Cook of Wander and Scout

Ready or not, here it comes.

Yes, summer is here, my friends.  Are you a mom who is giddy with excitement at the prospect of long summer days with your children?  Or, like me, are you shivering in fear a little bit, thinking about all of that unstructured time that often leads to a lot of fighting, a lot of mess, and very little alone time for Mom?

Jamie Cook, a mother of four who is passionate about bringing magic and adventure to everyday moments with our kids, is on the podcast today to give us three tips to make this summer our best ever.

Her ideas are realistic and adaptable to every stage of life and style of mothering.  She gives so many specific examples and stories, under each takeaway, so you are going to want a pen and paper ready!

**And don’t forget to give Rachel her birthday present. 😉  Leave a Review for 3 in 30 podcast this week!

Show Notes

Jamie’s Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/wander_and_scout/?hl=en

“How to Create a More Peaceful Home” podcast with information about family rhythms: http://3in30podcast.com/peaceful-home/

April Perry’s article about “Quiet Time”: https://powerofmoms.com/mommys-naptime-101-2/

Clock that turns green: https://amzn.to/2LtZkjq

Lisa Anderson who does theme weeks with her kids: https://www.instagram.com/thrivingmotherhood/

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Taryn Palmer’s POINTS System for her kids (see my Instagram for a full explanation):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BvXj0dmlIvhJBWfPnQ59B11QXeZs2OWE/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ftlw-ATkXNQnjaEUQza8mK2tHQnQ2FFQ/view?usp=sharing

Simpler Version with PROS:

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DoNBiQ6CP6kCiq8gQr_S2yEIhyDBJ3Zj/view?usp=sharing

PDF Version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W4UrNTWMEJ_o0vxseQ-nEmIplAmDCncG/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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