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The Shameless Mom Academy

Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy to help moms lead more positive, powerful and purposeful lives #everydamnday. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, speaker, and transformation coach who spent the last 16+ years serving moms in the fields of psychology, sociology, health & wellness. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work, and if you’re not paying attention you can completely lose your own sense of identity while raising babies. Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she and her notable guests (such as Gretchen Rubin, Carrie Wilkerson, JJ Virgin, Susan Hyatt, Cathy Heller, Nichole Nordeman, Melanie Shankle, and Jadah Sellner) dig deep into topics like creating the confidence you crave; turn your struggles into strengths, building better boundaries, and tuning into tiny habits that can change your life. Discover how why thousands of moms all over the world are turning to The Shameless Mom Academy to live bigger, bolder, braver lives #everydamnday.
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Aug 29, 2018

Janna Denton-Howes is a Shameless Mom to 2 daughters and marriage coach who is pioneering a movement for women to free themselves from sexual expectations and redefine intimacy in their marriages. Affectionately called, "Chief Libido Officer" and "Husband Whisperer" by her participants and coaching clients, Janna not only helps married women take sex off their to-do lists but shows couples how to transform conflict into connection in 5 seconds or less! 

One of her greatest accomplishments in life has been to beat the odds of teenage marriage and still be partnered up with her prom date, 18 years later. When she isn't working from her garden shed office, you can find her having a beach fire with her husband and their two daughters or curled up with a book about the male brain.

Listen in to hear her share:

  • Why the culture around sex is changing for the better
  • Causes of low libido in women and why your low libido has nothing to do with you
  • What men really want: to be desired and admired
  • Women really want: protection and connection
  • Routines to make intimacy easier, more relaxed, and more enjoyable
  • How couples can make a 180-degree shift in their relationship

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Janna's Program: 30 Days to Wanting it More

Janna’s 7 Day Pleasure Challenge

Aug 27, 2018

I’ll be honest, boundaries are tricky for me.  I’m a people pleaser for sure.  But I’m also acutely aware of my (shamelessly selfish) needs.  Over the last few years, I have gotten so much better at practicing what I preach and now I really embrace certain boundaries and 100% OWN them. 

Getting clarity around boundaries is so freeing.  It has allowed me to have an immediate go-to responses to things that used to make me feel guilty and take up waaaay too much mental energy.

As a result of all these boundaries I stopped saying yes to a bunch of things – and there are 5 things that really stand out.  You might want to stop saying yes to these 5 things too.  You have my blessing. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • True Botanicals: to get free samples and save $20 off your order of $40 or more for your first purchase, go to True Botanicals and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Aug 22, 2018

Jill Angie of Not Your Average Runner is an RRCA certified running coach and Master certified life coach who wants to live in a world where everyone is free to feel fit and fabulous at any size. She started the Not Your Average Runner movement in 2013 to show that runners come in all shapes, sizes, and speeds, and since then has assembled a global community of revolutionaries that are taking the running world by storm.

Jill and I dig into all things running and body positivity here.  We both firmly believe that you are already 100% perfect as is.  And you can be a runner at any size or speed.  We also both firmly believe you will find more power in all areas of your life if you start running.  If you’ve been looking for the inspiration to get yourself moving, this is it.  Promise.

Listen in to hear Jill share:

  • Why she walked away from her marriage to be more authentic in her life
  • How getting half-naked in the middle Brooklyn impacted and improved her body image
  • Why running equals freedom and power at any size or pace
  • How to overcome self-doubt to get yourself out the door for the first time
  • How to become a Rebel Runner (hint: you already are one)
  • Options for the best plus size running bra

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Thank you to our sponsor:

  • Canvas People: To get a FREE 11x14 canvas print (just pay shipping) of any of your photos, go to Canvas People and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Aug 20, 2018

One of the things I am most convinced of in life is our ability to control our outcomes by controlling our thoughts.  If you think positive and powerful thoughts, you will do positive and powerful things.  If your thoughts are filled with self-doubt and harsh judgment of your abilities, you will likely find yourself stuck in a place you don’t know how to move out of. 

This isn’t to say changing your thoughts comes easily.  It doesn’t.  But it comes steadily with small investments in critical thinking and intentional integration.

  1. Harv Eker says, “No thought lives in your head rent-free.” Each thought you have will either be an investment or a cost. It will either move your toward happiness and success or away from it.  It will either empower you or disempower you.  That’s why it’s imperative you choose your thoughts and beliefs wisely.” 

One of the biggest responsibilities you have to yourself is to manage your thoughts in a manner that allows you to live a life you feel proud of, that you feel at peace with, and that you feel in charge of.

Listen in to learn how to better manage your thoughts in order to get the outcomes you really want in life.

If you need help and ongoing support with any of this, make sure to check out our MOMENTUM Mamas program.  Registration is open with discount pricing this week only.  This program promises to make you a BOSS of your thoughts. 

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • RXBAR: RXBAR is offering you an exclusive pack of 6 adult bars and 4 kids bars + 25% off your first order when you go to RX BAR and enter the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • Fabfitfun: To get $10 off your first subscription box (making it only $39.99 for $200 worth of products) go to Fab Fit Fun and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Aug 13, 2018

Mindset is everything.  It can make you and it can break you.  When it comes to winning at life, you have to do a lot of mindset work.  It’s the only way to see your gifts, appreciate your gifts, and fully utilize your gifts. 

A mindset reset can help you find joy and success in the most difficult of situations.  A champion mindset keeps you resilient and powerful at all times.  If you think about the people around you who are winning at life – you can probably see that they do indeed have a champion mindset. 

In this episode, I’m going to share with you how you can have a champion mindset through 6 steps:

  1. Relentless pursuit and focus
  2. Putting on blinders
  3. Protecting your headspace (get rid of crabs)
  4. Taking radical responsibility for reprogramming self-limiting beliefs
  5. Viewing everything as practice
  6. Staying in motion/momentum

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Thank you to our sponsor:

  • Daily Harvest: To get 3 FREE cups/smoothies in your first order, go to Daily Harvest and enter the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Aug 8, 2018

RB Fast is a leadership coach for schools and nonprofits based in Denver, CO. She travels the globe facilitating workshops and retreats focused on team building, strategy, and leadership growth. From large conferences to private boardrooms, RB shows up as a partner and guide for every client. When she isn't helping organizations realize their big vision, she's probably in her garden and kitchen preparing delicious food for the people she loves, including her beloved husband, Steve, daughter, Mia or snuggling her fur babies, Moe and Dexter. 

RB started her journey into motherhood as a full time student and bartender who could only afford to take 9 days of maternity leave.  9 days.  The journey inspired her to take conscientious action to create a more powerful life.  Today, she is very thoughtful and intentional in how she weaves social justice and advocacy into her parenting and her professional work with non-profits.  

Listen in to hear RB share:

  • The value of creating your own beautiful space
  • Her 9-day maternity leave and the postpartum depression that followed
  • What life was like working as a bartender until 3:30 am and being a full-time student with a newborn baby
  • How she started a business by making a list of her skills and posting it to Facebook
  • Survival vs perfectionism – and why survival mode is way more productive and perfectionism might be a luxury you can’t afford
  • The importance of learning and listening to others stories/experience/perspectives
  • The advocacy path learning/questioning/action

 

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Canvas People: To get a FREE 11x14 canvas print (just pay shipping) of any of your photos, go to Canvas People and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • care of: For 25% off your first month of personalized care/of vitamins, visit Take Care Of and enter the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Aug 6, 2018

It’s easy for us to underestimate our own power.  Giving birth is the single most powerful a woman can do. I chose to do it unmedicated.  I don’t think this is necessarily the best way, but it’s the way I chose.  And my low-risk pregnancy allowed me to do this at home. 

I learned through my home birth experience that I can do really hard things.  That said, I would not opt for another unmedicated birth.  It’s interesting how experience can change our perspective, isn’t it? 

This is the story of Vinnie’s birth and my maddening realization that sometimes the only way out is through.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Care.com: Save 30% off your Care.com Premium Membership by going to Shameless Mom.
Aug 1, 2018

Christine McAlister is an entrepreneur, business coach and the author of The Income Replacement Formula: Seven Simple Steps To Doing What You Love And Making Six Figures From Anywhere.

An expert on turning tragedy into triumph, she founded her company, Life With Passion, after the full-term stillbirth of her first daughter, Maeve.

She's been featured in Inc., Business Insider, The Huffington Post, and the Entrepreneurs On Fire podcast. Christine helps high-achievers all over the world to quit and stay out of their 9-5s, by building businesses out of their passions.

Christine and her husband and 2-year old "rainbow baby" Fiora live with their 2 rescue dogs, near their Arabian horses, in Louisville, Kentucky.

I wanted to have Christine on the show to talk about her traumatic story of loss and how she found herself a completely new person a few years later.  We talk about how motherhood changes us forever, especially in the face of loss and trauma.

Christine’s passion and energy are infectious.  It is so clear that she has built the life that is best for her passions and she’s obviously very talented when it comes to helping others do the same!

Listen in to hear Christine share:

  • How she endured the loss of her daughter, Mauve, and the lessons learned from her trauma
  • Why she left a successful business to build something new
  • Why she believes, “when the mindset is strong, the strategy is simple.”
  • How to identify your passions and determine if you should (or shouldn’t!) build a business around them
  • The 7 steps of a freedom based lifestyle

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Daily Harvest: To get 3 FREE cups/smoothies in your first order, go to Daily Harvest and enter the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
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