Conscious Parents, Thriving Kids with Sue DeCaro
Raising The Whole Child with Stephanie Malia Krauss

Raising The Whole Child with Stephanie Malia Krauss

May 17, 2021

#123: Raising children, especially today can be a challenge. When we begin to look at the interplay of the systems, body, mind, and soul, we can structure support, nourishment, and education to help each unique child to grow and thrive.

About My Guest: 

Stephanie is a mom, educator, and social worker. Her debut book, Making It: What Today’s Kids Need for Tomorrow’s World, published in March 2021. Stephanie is the owner and principal of First Quarter Strategies, a senior advisor to Jobs for the Future and staff consultant for the Youth Transition Funders Group.

 

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Loss, grief and single parenthood with Dr. Monica Krishnan

Loss, grief and single parenthood with Dr. Monica Krishnan

May 10, 2021

#122: When loss struck her family, Monica Krishnan had to find her way from Widow to Warrior; learning how to navigate life, loss, and gaining tools to move forward as a mom, a pharmacist, and a household manager.

Listen to Monica's story as she shares her growth, her resilience, and her wonderful advice.

About my guest: 

Dr. Monica Krishnan is a clinical pharmacist with over 17 years of experience as well as a Mental Health Advocate and Public Speaker.

At the young age of 35, Monica lost her husband to brain cancer. She was faced with the reality of being a single mom to two babies. Today, 10 years later Dr. Monica has used her practice of Mindfulness and Meditation from the teachings of Dr. Shefali and Roma Khetarpal as tools to help her, especially this past year in the pandemic as a single mom working on the front line.

Dr. Monica tries to find balance today as a single mom to two teens, a Pharmacist who is working on the frontline in the fight against the pandemic, and running a home.

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Creating Agency, Resilience and Character in our children with Julie Lythcott Haims

Creating Agency, Resilience and Character in our children with Julie Lythcott Haims

May 3, 2021

#121: Our children need "ARC" according to Julie Lythcott Haims - agency, resilience, and character. As parents, there are many things that we can do to foster this in our young children and young adults, giving them the foundation they need.

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About my guest:

Julie Lythcott Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a TED Talk that has more than 5 million views. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, is out now.

Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She serves on the board of Common Sense Media, and on the advisory board of LeanIn.Org, and volunteers with the hospital program No One Dies Alone. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, their itinerant young adults, and her mother. 

 

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Habits, perhaps double edge swords with Dr. Orlena Kerek

Habits, perhaps double edge swords with Dr. Orlena Kerek

April 26, 2021

#120: Changing habits can be like walking across a rickety bridge. Listen in to learn more about habits and how we can shift these in order to live more intentionally.

 

About My Guest:

Dr. Orlena Kerek (graduated as a medical dr from the University of Bristol, UK) is trained as a pediatric doctor. She is now a family health advocate, empowerment mentor, pioneer, author, educator, and mother. She helps families create healthy habits they love so they can all feel fit and fabulous without having to think about it.

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Reparenting Our Inner Child

Reparenting Our Inner Child

April 19, 2021

#119: One of the important lessons that I have learned as a parent is that we must first parent ourselves ~ our inner child. Our inner child calls to us often. Our inner child shows us where we need to bring our attention. 

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Discovering Life and Yourself During and After a Divorce with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

Discovering Life and Yourself During and After a Divorce with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

April 12, 2021

#118: Often, in our society, we think of and label divorce with negative language like failure, broken home, and more. My special guest, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen shares so many wonderful insights, alternative thoughts, exercises and tips in navigating a divorce and the aftermath. Her new book, entitled, Light at The Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You, will help you through the process. 

Listen in to this rich and supportive conversation that will hopefully inspire you and those you know navigating divorce.

About My Guest:

Dr. Cohen is a clinical psychologist and CEO and founder of the online divorce course and membership Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce. She is also the CEO of the Center for CBT in NYC. Dr. Cohen’s online course teaches women how to heal, grow and thrive after divorce no matter how difficult the process has been. She offers a monthly membership program to provide 1:1 coaching, expert support from divorce professionals, and an engaged community of like-minded people.  Dr. Cohen received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University. She was the recipient of the prestigious American Psychological Foundation Research Award for her research on the emotional effects of 9/11.  She has been featured on the Tamron Hall Show, the Wall Street Journal,  NBC News, Women’s Health, Huff Post, Thrive Global, Daily Beast and Good Housekeeping. Dr. Cohen is a weekly contributor to Psychology Today with her “Divorce Course” column. Also, she hosts the Divorce Doctor podcast where she interviews people about their divorce experiences. Dr. Cohen’s book based on her Afterglow program entitled, Light at The Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You will be available this April 2021. 

 

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The Cost of Achievement Without Growth Mindset With Sonja Montiel

The Cost of Achievement Without Growth Mindset With Sonja Montiel

April 5, 2021

#117: Raising our children with a growth mindset can not only open the door for incredibly curious learners but also allow our children to look at themselves in a different way. School, educational paths, and achievements do not define our children.

Listen in to hear more in this discussion with my fabulous guest, Sonja Montiel.

About My Guest: 

Sonja Montiel has served more than 21 years in the college admissions profession, having extensive experience in the areas of freshman, transfer, and international admissions. She founded College Confidence in 2002 with the purpose of helping parents become their teens' lifelong mentors as we protect the worth and authenticity of teens so that they feel ready to take on the world. 

 

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The Lenses We Wear

The Lenses We Wear

March 29, 2021

#116: We all interpret and perceive the world so differently. We all have our own unique internal lens through which we view the external world. Our children have a separate and unique lens as well, different from our own. Listen in to learn more!

 

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What To Do With Emotional Overwhelm

What To Do With Emotional Overwhelm

March 22, 2021

#115: What happens to you when you sense the emotion of overwhelm at your door? Do you answer the door and let it in, or do you speak to overwhelm? This can be daunting in life. How we navigate this feeling and disruption can make a huge difference. Listen in.

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Parenting With Confidence

Parenting With Confidence

March 15, 2021

#114: We are constantly bombarded with images, songs, and messages of the importance of exuding confidence in our society. However, it is rarely about parenting. However, parenting with confidence is key. Listen in to hear some amazing ways to nurture and grow parenting confidence.

 

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