Balancing Your Life with Social Media || with Brooke White

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

 “At what point do we figure out the cost is too high, and are we willing to put it down?”

It's one thing to know that our devices are getting in the way of our relationships, work, and creative outlets.  But it's another to successfully do something about it.

Brooke White knows the struggle well.  As an independent musician (she got her big break on American Idol ten years ago) and business woman (Girls with Glasses!), social media is a big part of her creating a committed online community that supports her work.

But even with all that on the line, earlier this year Brooke found herself in a predicament: what started as a way to personally connect with her loved ones and beloved fans, social media was now robbing her of the life right in front of her.

So Brooke decided to do something about it, starting with a month-long fast that quickly changed everything.

Brooke and I planned on a 30 minute discussion on what she learned from her fast and how she is now attempting to still have social media in her life, but not BE her life.  But as we dug into it, we had to quickly own that this topic involves a very layered, complicated relationship that all of us can relate to.  Beyond it just being about prioritizing time, balancing our lives with social media entails a much deeper work including evaluating our purpose, owning our insecurities, and refusing to settle for a life numbed-out.

Because of this, we chose to separate our chat into two parts.

Part One:  Brooke shares her history of using social media as a way to share so purely her life with others, and how this pursuit so gradually took over her ability to be present with her real life.  She talks about a few moments where she had to accept that she needed to change her focus, not just with her social media use but with her life as well.

Part Two: Brooke talks about what her social media break taught her, including some heart-breaking lessons.  She discusses the struggle she's encountered as she steps back into her online life while still trying to balance her greater priorities, and what has worked for her.  Finally, she openly shares the difficult lessons she has learned the past few years about how accepting herself fully--faults and all--is the key to really, truly moving forward with a richer, happier life.

You can listen to both parts below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe, and leave a review!!


 

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Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas

Dealing with Your Imperfect Parenting || with Georgia Anderson of Know How Mom

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"We don’t want or need to be perfect all the time.  We need to be open to change and learning."

If you're constantly berating yourself for falling short as a parent, I have fantastic news for you: You don't have to be a perfect parent to be a very good one.

Parenting expert Georgia Anderson is on the show to share how research proves that a perfectionist parent is actually an ineffective--and unhappy--one.  Instead, Georgia encourages this alternative: showing our kids that we aren't perfect, but that we will always work to repair our mistakes and keep trying.

The way to do this?  Georgia shares some phenomenal tips, including how showing yourself more compassion will transfer to your children, what to do when you see red, how we can use our bodies to change our emotions, and much more.

Georgia was kind enough to share some big moments in her own life where she learned that perfectionism was holding her back as a parent, and how she squared her shoulders and moved forward during a traumatic change she and her family faced.


You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe, and leave a review!!




Show Notes
Georgia's Website, Instagram, and Facebook + her new THINK-DO CHALLENGE
"Get Over Yourself" TICKETS for Perfectionism Workshop with Monica on June 21st in Utah
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas

Do Something Highlight: Joanna of JoannaFitness

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Joanna is our highlight today!  Listen to hear how this woman faced huge trials, fought back against trauma, and found joy in creating progress, regardless of the outcome.

You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe and leave a review!!


Show Notes
Joanna's Instagram and Website
"Get Over Yourself" TICKETS for Perfectionism Workshop with Monica on June 21st in Utah
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

How Practicing "Most of the Time" Makes You a Better, Happier Parent || with Sid Garza-Hillman

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

 "Action of any kind--even if it's small--makes that big difference of showing you that you're not giving your power away and your life away."

We live in a world of experts, ones that make you constantly feel guilty or frazzled.  But Sid Garza-Hillman is here to hold your hand, make you laugh, and somehow inspire you to be better anyway, all with the premise that doing the right things most of the time (MOTT) is a really beautiful way to live.

If you're an "all-or-nothing" person and find yourself most often on the "nothing" side of the equation, that way of viewing the world isn't working for you.  It's time for a different way of managing the person you want to become.

Sid teaches how to break intimidating goals and life-changes down into smaller, more manageable steps.  And the even better part?  How our follow-through needs not be 100% in order to still create truer, longer-lasting change.  Self-care is showing yourself kindness, and Sid reveals that doing so as a parent will make you a far better influence for your children.  The kids will take notice of your changes and walk the talk, just like mom and dad.



You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe and leave a review!!





Show Notes
Sid's Book, Website, Instagram and Facebook 
Most recent episode with Meg Fee
"Get Over Yourself" TICKETS for Perfectionism Workshop with Monica on June 21st in Utah
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

Discovering Meaning Amidst Sadness || with Meg Fee, author of the memoir Places I Stopped on the Way Home

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

 "If I try to stamp [sadness] out, then I'm cutting myself off from happiness in many ways because it's part of the spectrum. The two things are not inseparable.  You cannot have one without the other."

I'm sure many of us can agree that our 20s were equal parts traumatizing and memorable.  Meg Fee's writing has allowed thousands along the ride to her won experience of this transformative decade.  Meg freely and beautifully shared her struggles to overcome deep sadness due to "Ned" (her Nasty Eating Disorder), amazing first dates, frustrating bad boyfriends, and terrible jobs, all with the backdrop of New York City.

Listen to this episode to hear more about what Meg lost to and what she gained from sadness, how language and writing were always apart of her story, what she does to move forward without regret, and how life's many curves can take us to a place far more meaningful than we ever could have forged on our own.  Meg teaches how we can better couple with the sadness that is often our lot in life and that by doing so, we create more room for happiness, too.

Meg also shares some insight behind her new buzz-worthy memoir, Places I Stopped on the Way Home.  It's a page-turner!  Check the show notes below for more links, as well as how to stream the episode right here in your browser.


You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe and leave a review!!





Show Notes
Meg's Website and Instagram
"Place I Stopped on the Way Home" 
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
The Mama Ladder's High Five Grant, and FREE E-book for About Progress Listeners
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

How Embracing "The Mess" Leads to More Creativity || with Cori Connors

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

“There are all sorts of ways for us to make a nice big mess and come out with something glorious in the end.”

I knew Cori Connors growing up as the "Mom" of the neighborhood--the one always ready to laugh with instead of scold you, eager to cheer you on, and willing to sit with you when you're down.

She is an angel to many, and she also has an angel voice backed by her record-selling songwriting abilities.

Cori talks about how creativity cannot flourish while in the restraints of perfectionism; that in order to really get to the meat of who we are and the gifts we have, we need to get comfortable with being messy.

Cori shares how we can better discover our talents and offer our own weirdness to the world with a bold confidence, one centered in love, curiosity, and imperfection.  That's what Cori does, and she can tell you the truth--life is better messy.

 

You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe and leave a review!!


Show Notes
Cori's website, blog, Instagram, and Facebook
Cori's Songs Played on the podcast: "Pontiac Rocket," "Memoria," "Broken"
Book by next week's Guest: "Place I Stopped on the Way Home" by Meg Fee
Most recent episode with Debbie from the Mayes Team
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
The Mama Ladder's High Five Grant, and FREE E-book for About Progress Listeners
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

Transforming Your Life through Re-Connecting || with Debbie Mayes of the Mayes Team

Monday, May 21, 2018


"Those things I’m thinking or feeling are there to guide me, and I can trust what is going on inside of me and it will lead me to good.”

Two years ago, Debbie Mayes and her family moved from a 5,000 sq foot home to a 200 sq foot remodeled bus and it changed everything.  

Here's the thing: it's not about the bus. It's about RECONNECTION.

You see, the problem the Mayes family had was that they weren't as connected as a couple, as a family, or individually as well with their own emotions.  Debbie and her husband, Gabriel, dove deep to repair what was broken for their household, and for them it meant allowing their emotions to act as beacons for self-healing and spending real quality time together as a family.

So after listening to this interview, maybe you'll be interested in pairing your life down to the basics like the Mayes family did.  Or perhaps you'll figure out how to better own the inner voices within you.  Either way, Debbie and her team just want you to know that what's on the other side of this work is a much happier life.


You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe and leave a review!!





Show Notes
The Mayes Team website, Instagram, and Facebook
Bethel Podcast that Debbie referenced
Last Week's Episode on COMPARISON
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
The Mama Ladder's High Five Grant, and FREE E-book for About Progress Listeners
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

Getting Past the Comparison Trap || How Focusing on What We Lack Strips Us of Joy, and What We Can Do About It

Wednesday, May 9, 2018



Do you know that using social media directly correlates with higher rates of depression and anxiety?  I believe the root of why this is the case is COMPARISON.  After all, comparison truly is the thief of joy.

I hate imagining how many times in my life (both on social media and in real life) I've been too caught up in seeing what I lack in comparison to others, only to miss the incredible blessings right in front of me.  I'm sure the number is countless.

I know that comparison is the root of my history of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, shame, worry, etc.  Related to that are my flaws: I can be a people pleaser, I want people to like me, and I often look to others to reflect back my worth.

BUT, I also believe that discovering this tendency in myself to compare has been a huge blessing.  It's something I can actually work on and move past towards a richer, fuller life.  Overcoming the comparison trap is a lesson I've had to learn over and over again, because it's sneaky and masks itself as other things (examples: stress, anxiety, apathy, sadness, etc.).

Today's podcast episode is all about comparison.  I talk about how it crept up on me the past few months and directly influenced my confidence and my productivity, and how I almost quit everything podcast-related because of it.  I also share what the comparison trap can look like for all of us, including how easy it is to get caught in it through social media, and teach WHAT we can do to shift our mindset away from comparison towards self-assurance.


You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe and leave a review!!



Show Notes
Last Week's Episode on FEAR
The Mama Ladder's websiteInstagramFacebookHigh Five Grant, and FREE E-book for About Progress Listeners
Worth Of Souls Project--where you can get the album, find out more about it and the project, and explore resources.  PLEASE SHARE IT! (+ About Progress episode with three of the artists behind it.)
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas


Overcoming Fears that Get in the Way of Your Progress || with Crystalee Beck

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"You already have within you what you need."

What's holding you back from going after a goal, business, or piece of self-improvement?  I bet you a million dollars that we can take whatever reason you'd say and get it back to the real main root: FEAR.

Crystalee Beck from The Mama Ladder is on the show to teach us about seven common fears people face on their way to success and how to overcome them.  So whether you're a mama who wants to turn her hobby into a business, an empty nester who can't get out of a rut, or a single man who can't seem to find the courage to switch careers, this episode is for you.

Listen in to hear how we can overcome fear in the form of self-doubt, fear of failure, fear of SUCCESS (yes, this is real!), fear of money, and more. Crystalee teaches that all you need to overcome your fears is already inside of you.

Additionally, Crystalee shares an incredible opportunity for a mama who wants to get a business going with the High Five Grant. The Mama Ladder is hosting a contest to give 5K to a deserving mom-turned-entrepreneur.  Let's make a winner an About Progress listener!  (And if we do, I'll have the winner on the show!)

Crystalee has kindly given our listeners her e-book on fear for FREE!  Click here to get it. 



You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show, please subscribe and SHARE!!


Show Notes
The Mama Ladder's website, Instagram, Facebook, High Five Grant, and FREE E-book for About Progress Listeners
Last week's episode with Amber Runyon
Worth Of Souls Project--where you can get the album, find out more about it and the project, and explore resources.  PLEASE SHARE IT!
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or consultations
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

Creating Light for Those in Darkness || with Amber Runyon of Eleventh Candle Co.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“People need three things to thrive: safe place, safe people, and safe purpose. We always forget that purpose piece”

On a humanitarian trip to Ethiopia, Amber Runyon saw a big need--women and their families who were in the eleventh hour of suffering due to the effects of human trafficking.  Imagine her shock when upon returning home, she discovered that her own city--Columbus, Ohio--was the fourth biggest city in the U.S. with human trafficking.  What she first thought was a foreign problem was in her backyard--women who were sacrificing themselves to feed their children, with devastating outcomes.

Amber wasn't going to have that.

So this nurse became a founder of an incredible company, one that benefits victims of human trafficking, and in turn their families and larger communities, most domestic and abroad.  Without any experience, but a lot of determination, Amber created a pathway out for those women by providing them with a save PLACE, PEOPLE, and PURPOSE.  Amber talks about what her company does and how it helps those who are in darkness come back to the light.

Amber also shares how she herself learned to create light in her own life after realizing she wouldn't want to be friends with herself.  She now feels differently about that, and Amber teaches us how she got there.  Be ready to be SUPER inspired by this incredible woman!


You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show, please subscribe!!


Show Notes
Eleventh Candle Co. Website (use the code "PROGRESS" to get 20% off!), Instagram, and Facebook
Last week's episode with Andi Veenker
Worth Of Souls Project--where you can get the album, find out more about it and the project, and explore resources.  PLEASE SHARE IT!
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
Contact Monica for coaching or consultations
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

How Self-Improvement Starts with Self-LOVE || with Andi Veenker

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


“The second you start doing something, you change your state.”

Andi Veenker is a fitness wizard and self-help fanatic.  But here's the best thing about her--she preaches that nothing will fix you (no book, no weight on the scale, no achievement, no nothing) UNTIL you love yourself first.  And in order to find that self-love, you need to do something.  (Does that sound familiar?)

Andi is on the show to share how she learned to face depression head on by doing something about it as early on as possible (in contrast to her first round with postpartum depression).  She teaches us how filling your life with daily small-to-great courageous acts will empower you to face those mental demons and create something spectacular with your life.

You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show, please subscribe!!





Show Notes
Andi's Instagram and Website
Last week's episode on JOY
Worth Of Souls Project--where you can get the album, find out more about it and the project, and explore resources.  PLEASE SHARE IT!
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
Contact Monica for coaching or consultations
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas




JOY--how you can have it, and now

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

"Joy [is] a spiritual way of engaging with the world that's connected to practicing gratitude."
~Brene Brown

If you've been working on happiness, get ready to up-level it to JOY.  

Joy is different than happiness. It's deeper and more eternal in nature and effect.  It's earned through opposition. It's chosen and cultivated.  And when the going REALLY gets tough, the good news is that "joy" will be there for us.

In this episode, we go deep in discussing why joy is different and longer lasting than happiness, and how we can choose it by focusing on:

1) Keeping Perspective
2) Being Present
3) Maintaining a Practice of Gratitude


You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show, please subscribe!!



Show Notes
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (affiliate amazon link)
Last week's episode with Paul Cardall, Kenz Hall, and Charley Jenkins: 
Worth Of Souls Project--where you can get the album, find out more about it and the project, and explore resources.  PLEASE SHARE IT!
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
Contact Monica for coaching or consultations
More Podcasts from About Progress

Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

Discovering Your Worth Through Music || with Paul Cardall, Kenz Hall, and Charley Jenkins

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


"We need to create something for someone else that they might not be able to create themselves."     
~Charley Jenkins                        

Surely, we can all agree that music has defined our lives from time to time--but what about save our lives?

That's exactly what the Worth of Souls project and album is trying to do.  Paul Cardall and a troop of incredible artists collaborated to create a movement designed to save people who are at the brink of complete despair, to pull them back from depression, doubt, anxiety, negativity, and worthlessness.  

Paul and two of his artists--Kenz Hall and Charley Jenkins--joined the podcast today to talk about the project and why they're passionate about it, the mission behind their songs, and how music has the unique ability to change--and even rescue--lives by reminding us all of our eternal value.


You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show, please subscribe!!


Show Notes
Worth Of Souls Project--where you can get the album, find out more about it and the project, and explore resources.  PLEASE SHARE IT!
Paul's website, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook
Kenz's website, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook
Charley's website, YouTube, and Facebook
PAST INTERVIEW WITH PAUL
Last week's episode: Managing Our Thoughts to Find More Joy in Parenthood, with Lisa Andersen
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
Contact Monica for coaching or consultations
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

Managing our Thoughts to Find more Joy in Parenthood

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"We can flip our thinking about our kids.  They don't make us feel any certain way.  It's us.  We have that control."

You want to know a magical trick for parenting?  You're in charge.

I know, revolutionary right?  But really--you are in charge.  However, not in the way you might think.  Here's how:

You're in charge of YOURSELF.  Your thoughts, your emotions, and your actions.  Regardless of what your kids do and who they are (after all you can do to teach them, of course!), only you can manage how you show up around your kids.  

It's not your kids' fault when you're up to your neck with stress, anger, bitterness, fear, and anxiety about parenting them.  That's on you!  The good news is that because of this, you can actually shift how you feel about your kids and parenting--and you are truly capable of doing so.

If you want more joy and less resentment/guilt in your parenthood journey, listen in to this episode with Lisa Andersen from @thrivingmotherhood.  She is brilliant at instructing us how to better manage our thinking so that we find more fulfillment in our parenthood and by extension increase our capacity to better guide our children to manage their own thinking, emotions, and actions.

You can listen to this podcast below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show, please subscribe!!



Show Notes
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
Contact Monica for coaching or consultations
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas
 
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