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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The Happiness Mama Podcast with Heather Ash



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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

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

Sledgehammer Writing Contest

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron

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Over to You

  • 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?

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