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130: Introduction to mindfulness and meditation with Diana Winston

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 21, 2021

“When she was younger, she wasn’t that into reading and that was like a huge deal for me.  I thought: “I’m such a reader. My daughter doesn’t love to read.” She’s still not a big reader, but it’s not hampering her in any way. She’s blossoming in fifty other ways, but when I get caught…

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129: The physical reasons you yell at your kids

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 7, 2021

Why do we yell at our children – even when we know we shouldn’t? Why isn’t just knowing what to do enough to actually interact with our children in a way that aligns with our values? For many of us, the reason we struggle to actually implement the ideas we know we want to use…

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SYPM 010: From Anxious Overwhelm to Optimistic Calm

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 13, 2020

In this Sharing Your Parenting Mojo episode we hear from listener Anne, who has been in my Parenting Membership for a year now.  In our conversation we discussed the anxiety she used to feel about every aspect of parenting, including the things she wanted to teach her son to do (Spanish! Coding!) and how she…

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124: The Art of Holding Space

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 6, 2020

If you’ve been a parent for a while, or maybe even if you haven’t, you probably saw an article on Holding Space making the rounds of online communities a few years ago.  In the article the author, Heather Plett, describes how she and her siblings were able to hold space for their dying mother in her final days because a palliative care…

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123: Maternal Ambivalence: What it is, and what to do about it

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 1, 2020

This episode builds on our recent conversations with Dr. Moira Mikolajczak on Parental Burnout and with Dr. Susan Pollak on Self-Compassion. Today we talk with Dr. Sarah LaChance Adams, Florida Blue Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Director of the Florida Blue Center for Ethics at the University of North Florida, on…

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