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The Happiness Mama Podcast with Heather Ash

The Happiness Mama Podcast is about mindful mamas consciously creating our happiest lives. My goal is to inspire, encourage, and help other mothers take practical steps to create the lives they want to live. All mamas deserve happiness! You can go from striving to thriving!
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Aug 29, 2016

In this special solo episode, host Heather Ash talks about essential self-care, why we need self-care, and how to get the self-care we need, so that we can thrive. She also talks about what it’s like to be an introvert and a mom, and balancing needs for connection and quiet while being a busy mama. Finally she shares two great books for getting started with silent meditation.

Highlights

  • The benefits of getting the self-care we need
  • What is self-care
  • The challenges moms face in getting the self-care we need
  • Self-care check in… How is your self-care?
  • Priorities
  • Benefits of meditation and mindfulness
  • Being an introverted mom
  • Getting the connection I need, even as a stay-at-home mom
  • How to strengthen your self-care practice
  • Good books about meditation
  • How to get a free audiobook

Books and Links

Quiet Mind: A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation, edited by Susan Piver

Real Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg

Shownotes can be found at happinessmama.com/14

Read the blog post this episode is based on here.

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Aug 24, 2016

Highlights


Blogging after breakup
A supportive husband
Writing a book in a year with a new baby
What nobody talks about
Her dream for all women
The Confidence Revolution
Awesome videos
Introvert or extrovert?
Myers-Briggs personality assessment
Awkward conversations with blog readers
Who we were in school
Learning to make herself proud first
Self-help books
Rescripting our thoughts
Her experience with meditation
Wrangling snakes
PSA for men: What NOT to tell a woman
The lie of Jerry Maguire
Catia’s three favorite forms of self-care

Books


Daring Greatly

The Gifts of Imperfection
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
To Kill a Mockingbird

Quotes


“That’s my dream for everybody, that they have their heart full.”
“Once you’ve walked through the fire, nobody can take that away from you.”
“It’s okay to feel all the feelings.”
“We complete ourselves, and if we’re not the one for ourselves , then we can never be the one for anybody else.”
“What kind of love do you believe you deserve?”

(All of the previous quotes are those of Catia Holm.)


"When women move forward, the world moves with them." ~African proverb

Links


www.catiaholm.com

www.audibletrial.com/happinessmama

www.happinessmama.com/survey2

www.happinessmama.com/13

Jul 26, 2016

My guest for episode 12 of the Happiness Mama Podcast is Casey O’Roarty of JoyfulCourage.com. Casey is a mama, blogger, podcaster, parent educator, and coach. I love the tagline of Joyful Courage, which is “raising our children while growing ourselves.”

Before our conversation, I knew we had a lot in common, but wow! We are both former school teachers, both have done positive discipline training, both started blogging and then podcasting, both do coaching, both love mindfulness and personal growth, and we also both love the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon! Wow! Talk about “sisters from another mister!” (Ha ha! I learned that one from Casey.)

I loved hearing about her journey from being a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in the mountains (really!) to becoming a positive discipline parent educator, and then starting and growing her online business while also growing her family.

We talked about so many topics related to being a mindful mama while also filling our own cups and growing ourselves as people, and how the two are so closely related.

How can we be the parents we really want to be?
Why do we need to nurture ourselves?
How can we deal effectively (without jumping on the “crazy train”) when our children manage to push all our buttons?
And how can we stay tuned in to our values and make time for things like self-care and meditation?

Listen, and find out!

You’ll also learn how getting a tattoo can make you a better parent, and learn about the man who encourages her every time she takes a drive.

I had so much fun talking with Casey O’Roarty, and I think you’ll love this one, too!

Highlights:

  • Teaching in a one-room schoolhouse
  • What it was like teaching while wearing and caring for her newborn
  • How she created a custom position for herself that allowed her to nurse her baby through circle time
  • How and why she started her online business
  • Positive Discipline live training
  • How positive discipline and her work have affected her life at home
  • Casey’s philosophy on why her children are hers
  • The mindset that helps us be the best parents and the best people we can be
  • How child behavior is like icebergs and weeds
  • #JoyfulCourage10, Casey’s free program to support parents in being the parents they want to be, and the unconventional way she’s delivering it
  • How body awareness and small physical changes can shift things in big ways
  • Making sure we have our toolbox in hand when we need it
  • Creating reminders of our truest values
  • What self-care is (and isn’t)
  • A simple way to do your own women’s circle

Quotes:

  • “The hardest parts of being a parent are the richest opportunities for personal growth” ~Casey O’Roarty
  • “We design our lives. And yes, there are instincts. Yes there are things that show up, but they don’t have to. If it’s not serving us, it doesn’t need to define us, and we can choose something different.” ~Casey O’Roarty

Links and Books Mentioned In This Episode:

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Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you live into your truest values. You deserve happiness!

Jul 7, 2016

Highlights:

  • Heather and Kathy get sentimental about Daisy and Noni, the special cows in our lives
  • Changing seasons and homes of Bliss Beyond Naptime
  • Realities of working from home
  • Kathy discusses the four pillars of mama bliss and how she developed her coaching philosophy
  • The most important element of self-care
  • Kathy’s surprising and effective first assignment from her acupuncturist
  • How all the four pillars of mama bliss are connected
  • What makes us happiest
  • The illegal activity she’s getting excited about
  • A simple definition of simplicity
  • Why and how Kathy got into essential oils
  • Mama bliss life and business coaching
  • How to be your family’s good witch
  • Using essential oils wisely
  • Practical tips for using essential oils for the family

Links and Books Mentioned In This Episode:

  • Kathy’s website, Bliss Beyond Naptime: www.blissbeyondnaptime.com
  • Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley  http://amzn.to/29hUdls
  • Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley http://amzn.to/29lCvhj
  • Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne http://amzn.to/29hUFQq

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Jun 5, 2016

Carina Lyall empowers women through creating a compassionate space for them to be heard and gather in community through her storywork sessions and women’s circles.

Carina is such an honest, wise, fun, and down-to-earth woman, and I was so encouraged by our conversation. As women, we have the power to uplift one another and ourselves through providing that compassionate space, and that is my wish for all of us.

Highlights:

  • When becoming a mother isn’t how we imagined it would be...
  • Postpartum depression and difficult feelings
  • The healing power of story in her own life
  • Becoming a mother of three girls
  • Why she chose to do storywork rather than coaching
  • Social media and the challenge of finding time for friends
  • Honoring the everyday
  • Women’s circles
  • Honoring our body’s need for rest, even when others may not understand or approve
  • Knowing ourselves intimately and holding space for ourselves when we feel emotional
  • Getting to know our own cycles and passing our knowledge on to our daughters
  • Quiet moments of self-care

Quotes:

  • “It’s quite special I think to just allow someone to have a voice without going in there to fix them or going in to strategize how they’re going to come out the other end, just giving a woman a breathing space to say this is how I felt, and this is what happened to me, and not making them feel wrong for having that experience.” ~Carina Lyall
  • “It ain't no sin, to take off your skin and dance around in your bones.” ~Tom Waits

Links and Books Mentioned In This Episode:

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Curious about how you can use essential oils for self-care and wellness? Get in touch at heather@happinessmama.com.

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Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you be a little bit happier, and remember, self-care is not selfish, it’s essential.

Apr 28, 2016

Highlights:

  • Five tips for creating a morning routine
  • Two things to avoid first thing in the morning
  • How I overcame my resistance to starting to meditate in the morning
  • The two journals I use, and the type of journaling I like to do in the morning these days
  • The importance of letting go of perfection
  • What to do if you have a baby or young children and aren’t sleeping well
  • Letting go of perfection
  • Ways to get support
  • How you can work with me in May

Links and Books Mentioned In This Episode:

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Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you be a little bit happier, and remember, self-care is not selfish, it’s essential.

Mar 23, 2016

Rebecca Kane is the owner of Your Shero’s Journey, and I’m thrilled to have her on the podcast. Rebecca is a travel guide for women on their own shero’s journey. She’s a stay-at-home mum of an almost-two-year-old, and is extremely knowledgeable about harnessing our superpowers as women, as well as kinesiology and raw food and letting go of any limiting beliefs that are holding us back. We talked about so much good stuff: honoring our energy cycles, letting go of limiting beliefs, how she gets things done, and even the healthy juices and smoothies she’s loving these days.

Highlights of Our Conversation:

  • How motherhood has changed her life
  • Her background in kinesiology and raw food, and her journey to where she is today
  • Tapping into our wisdom and intuition
  • Releasing our limiting beliefs
  • The elastic band
  • Energy healing, and how it’s like magic!
  • What emotions really are…
  • Honoring our energy cycles
  • Using our superpowers!
  • Practical applications of knowing our own cycles and the moon cycles
  • Do you know this? (Most women don’t.)
  • The benefits of taking good care of ourselves
  • How she finds time to create and run her business as a stay-at-home mum
  • Her own self-care essentials
  • The energy-clearing meditations she uses herself and offers for FREE on her website
  • Her favorite juices and smoothies

Quotes from This Episode by Rebecca Kane:

  • “It’s not so much about changing, it’s about releasing the limiting beliefs that we have, so that we can really connect with ourselves and that real sense of who we are, and when we have that, we have a huge sense of clarity, and it makes everything else in life and all the choices in life so much easier.”
  • “Each month we get the chance to start again.”
  • “Emotions are just energy in motion.”

Links and Books Mentioned In This Episode:

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Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you be a little bit happier, and remember, self-care is not selfish, it’s essential.

Mar 6, 2016

Highlights of Our Conversation:

  • Why and how Camaron wrote and published her book with two very young children
  • The “inherent loneliness” of motherhood
  • Enjoy the phase you’re in…
  • The need to be in the moment as a mother
  • Motherhood is a huge learning experience
  • Our legacy of love
  • The importance of reflection and connection
  • Tuning in to “natural sound”: anchors that help us get back to the present
  • Moving towards love
  • Striving: Good vs Bad
  • Accepting our past
  • The importance of little victories for our children
  • How we judge ourselves
  • Why self-care matters
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), walking, and having fun
  • The importance of play
  • The power of small steps in creating change
  • Some advice for new mamas

Quotes from This Episode by Camaron Brooks:

  • “My identity as a person really kind of exploded when I became a mom, and I didn’t know who I was and I think that’s because I had a false sense of identity based on career and a lot of other things. But motherhood kind of cracked that all open. We all go through that.”
  • “Connection is why we’re here.”
  • “Everything in life is a practice, there’s no finish line…”
  • “How am I treating my body? How am I taking care of myself?”
  • “I see aging as a beautiful process…”

Other Quotes from This Episode:

 

  • “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” - Mother Teresa
  • "A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love—from a belief in what is not real, to faith in that which is. That shift in perception changes everything." -Marianne Williamson

Links and Books Mentioned In This Episode:

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Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you be a little bit happier, and remember, self-care is not selfish, it’s essential.

Feb 20, 2016

Welcome to Season 2 of The Happiness Mama Podcast! 

This season, we're focusing on Self-Care. Enjoy!

Highlights of Our Conversation:

  • Journalling
  • How she got into mixed media art
  • Advice for moms who are new to mixed media art
  • How she and her husband got fit, lost weight, and gained energy, in just 12 weeks
  • How Jenn prepares healthy meals AND saves time
  • Her secret to getting family members to voluntary help out in the kitchen
  • Her Word of the Year and what it means to her
  • Her special free offer of an Andy Warhol-inspired custom portrait (!)

Quotes from This Episode by Jenn Sher:

  • “I want to show people that if you take steps, you can do it.”
  • “Take yourself out of the whole chaos or just the regular routine, and do something that [makes] you feel like a child.”

Links and Books Mentioned In This Episode:

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Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you be a little bit happier, and remember, self-care is not selfish, it’s essential.

Nov 30, 2015

Highlights of Our Conversation:

  • Favorite children’s books and authors
  • How she got into writing when her son was a year old
  • What exactly is flash fiction?
  • Her inspiration to start her podcast
  • Her experiences with NaNoWriMo
  • The great thing about being the editor of your own podcast
  • Her Christmas serial in December, a fanciful trip to the North Pole at Christmas
  • How and why she podcasts while having a toddler
  • Keeps her energy up for the things she has to do
  • “Writing time” for our kids
  • Starting out part time…
  • “You kind of wake up one morning and realize you’re running out of somedays, and if you’re gonna do this, you might as well start now.”
  • Ira Glass on creativity…
  • Doing the work to get better
  • Permission to suck, practicing for the time we won’t suck
  • What a Native American basket weaver told her that she’s never forgotten
  • The value of “productive struggle” and why it’s good to make mistakes
  • How are culture is hard on moms
  • Starting a blog or podcast when others don’t totally get it
  • “You can’t get discouraged by the numbers… If it’s not worth it to you to do for you, then it’s not gonna be worth it because you’re not going to get a huge audience and you’re not gonna get all that right away.”
  • What drew her to podcasts and why she became even more into them when her baby was little
  • How we listen to podcasts
  • The surprising criteria she uses to judge other podcasts
  • Too many podcasts, too little time…
  • Her main goal in podcasting
  • New show idea! Women Belong in Baseball
  • Three great pieces of advice for other moms: find your village, trust your instincts, & find moments of joy and creativity in the mundane
  • The hardest part of the SAHM gig
  • Embracing the “verb” of homemaking

Quotes from This Episode by Kris Baker Dersch:

  • “You will fit in what you make a priority.”
  • “Stop listening to the negative.”
  • “There’s something to be said for just doing it.”
  • “It’s nice to not know everything; it’s nice to learn by doing.”
  • “Just do a paragraph. Just do a page.”
  • “Some days, some months, it just doesn’t happen.”

Links and Books Mentioned In This Episode:

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Nov 22, 2015

Highlights of Our Conversation

  • How Oana got into photography
  • Her background in science (She has a PhD in physics!) and web development in the corporate world
  • Creativity in software development and working with an international team
  • Creativity is problem solving, letting go, releasing inhibitions, and expressing your inner self
  • Crafting your own life, through the choices you make every day.
  • Tons of tips for how to take good photographs
  • How to have a good photo shoot when working with a professional photographer, and what not to do
  • Advice for you when you’re taking pictures of your own kids, especially for getting good shots when you’re trying to do “special pictures” such as a family photograph…
  • What NOT to do in your family photo shoots
  • Murphy’s Law when it comes to group photos
  • Oana’s hierarchy of what’s important for how to get the best photograph: expression, light, and background.
  • Why you can find Oana in back alleys taking photos instead of out by the pretty fountain…
  • Her charities
  • What creativity means to her
  • Letting go and relaxing and really listening to our children and being responsive to them.
  • Why she got into homeschooling and what that looks like for her.
  • The benefits of having her own photography business and how she has kept it as something that brings her joy
  • How homeschooling allows her to be creative as well
  • How she encourages her children to be creative 

Links and Books Mentioned:

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Nov 4, 2015

Highlights of Our Conversation

  • What is creativity?
  • So many ways we can be creative
  • Why, where, and when she dances and how she got started in dance
  • A favorite song to get everyone moving in the morning before school
  • A key to happiness is accepting that we’re not happy all the time.
  • The importance of accepting all feelings and working through emotions through movement
  • StoryDance for children
  • Sad dances and sad music to channel emotions
  • Dancing is like journaling through movement.
  • Benefits of dance
  • How to get started with dance as a personal practice
  • Chakradance: what it is, and what a typical class is like
  • “Meditation through movement”
  • How she started writing
  • Dream journals
  • Writing practice.. a little or a lot?
  • How to nurture and encourage the innate creativity of children
  • The one word that can encourage creativity and help make us all happier
  • Advice for those who want to get published
  • Ways to be happier

Links and Books Mentioned

www.SoulWakening.com

Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson 

Sledgehammer Writing Contest

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron 

www.750Words.com

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  • Do you dance or listen to music as a way to move through difficult emotions?
  • How are writing and dance a part of your life?
  • How do you encourage and support your children in their creativity?
  • Do you have a system for keeping track of all of your ideas?

Join the discussion in the community, or leave a comment on the blog.

Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you be a little bit happier, and helps you go from striving, to thriving!

Oct 20, 2015

Elizabeth Helen Spencer is a mama, freelance writer, and English professor. We had a wonderful conversation about writing, teaching, and finding time for creativity as a busy mom. Listen as we talk about how Elizabeth got into creative writing, what she was doing in a skeevy dive in Philadelphia and who she met there, her experience living abroad in Prague, and the family fantasies we both have in common. Elizabeth shares some great ideas about how to make creativity a part of your life when you have a job (or two!) and a young child to take care of, and even if you’re not an early bird. We also talked about how to deal with fear when it arises, and what NOT to do to be happier.

Highlights of Our Conversation

  • How to find time for writing
  • Dealing with transitions, such as going back to work or your child starting preschool
  • Being creative in the small things
  • How Elizabeth got into writing fiction
  • The surprising way she found her writing group and whom she met there
  • Life as an American woman in Prague
  • Writing by hand versus writing on the computer
  • Our family fantasies
  • How to overcome fears and challenging situations, such as a new school year
  • What writing and sports have in common
  • What's so great about coaching

Links and Books Mentioned

www.Elizabeth-Helen-Spencer.com

How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success by Tovah P. Klein

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Oct 7, 2015

If you’re a mom who has thought about doing mixed media art or art journaling, today’s episode is sure to inspire and encourage you. I spoke with Iris Fritschi-Cussens, mixed media artist and mom of two who lives in London with her family.

We had a wonderful conversation about how she got started with mixed media, what it means to her, and how she finds time for art while also being the mother of two young boys and working with her husband in their event filming business.

Highlights of Our Conversation

  • How Iris finds joy in her art
  • What art has taught her about life
  • How we art can help us deal with the tough stuff
  • The meaning of creativity
  • Finding time for creativity
  • How we can help our children to be creative
  • What Iris does when she makes a “mistake”
  • Why she prefers to paint rather than crochet
  • How to get started with art journaling
  • Why America is a great place to do art
  • How we can all be a little bit happier
  • Iris’s courses, including her awesome free Inspiration Guide

Links and Books Mentioned

www.iris-impressions.com

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson (Amazon affiliate link)

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