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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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Jun 26, 2019

After a successful fifteen-year career in the tech industry and noticing the amount of exposure her two young boys were giving to their tech devices Priyanka Raha took her passion for technology and her children’s future and launched her startup, PopSmartKids in February 2018. With PopSmartKids, she is driving the Mentoring-Over-Monitoring revolution and is committed to promoting digital citizenship and responsible online behavior. In June 2019, the company will officially launch PopSmartWrite, an interactive learning tool for children to create stories through writing.

Priyanka holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunication) and an MBA in Strategy and Systems from Purdue University. She has worked and lived in nine cities across India, US, and Europe, before settling in Seattle, which she calls home now. A core member of the Female Founders Alliance and other female founder communities, she is a zealous supporter of women founders and women in tech. This year she spoke about mindful and meaningful tech at the Women in Tech Regatta Seattle.

Listen in to Priyanka share:

  • How to shift our mindset around technology to be about mindful integration instead of a sense of constant invasion
  • How to use technology as a magic wand to support your child’s emotional development and create good global citizens
  • How to use technology to open up communication rather than shut it down
  • Playing the role of a mentor of technology use vs constant monitor and manager of technology use

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Jun 24, 2019

I’m going to challenge you on something today.  Are you ready?

I want to know how you get caught up in distraction from action?

Do you get stuck in vicious loops of email → social media → checking work data and never actually dig into the projects that will take your business or career to the next level?

Or maybe your vicious loop looks more like pick up toys → clean up kitchen → change laundry → check phone, over and over all day long?

Or what about the constant loop of researching → planning → list making?

Or maybe you make rules for yourself that distract you from the action - like, “I must wash all our baseboards and organize my closet before I start my [book/blog/podcast/apply for a job/write the email asking for a raise].”

Sound familiar???

All of this is a distraction from the action - busyness that serves as a facade for productivity.  We mistake tasks and to do’s for goals and action steps.  There is a huge difference though. 

 

Tasks and to do’s don’t take a closer to realizing our dreams.  In fact, they are often hiding places and safe spaces that hold us back from our dreams. 

Conversely, goals and action steps are critical steps toward accomplishments that reap great benefits - much greater than clean baseboards. 

Listen in to learn 5 steps to engage in MORE ACTION and LESS DISTRACTION. 

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  • Join us at Shameless Mom Con 2020 on March 27th & March 28th! Get on the WaitList for tickets here: Mom Con 2020

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Jun 19, 2019

Leanne Kabat is the CEO of MamaCon, an award-winning conference for moms, and host of The 5 Seasons of Connection™ podcast.

She is also an author, speaker, parent coach, and former teacher who helps women live more intentionally, more confidently and more deeply connected to those they love using the transformational power of The 5 Seasons Strategy. Leanne developed this framework because in 2006 she received a medical diagnosis that gave her five years to live and every second with her three children mattered. Over a decade later, she is healthy, happy, and only two countries from reaching her life goal of visiting 50 countries before she turns 50.

This is Leanne’s second time on the show and she always brings all the goosebumps and truthbombs, so I couldn’t be more excited to have her back to share her brilliance once again!

Listen in to hear Leanne share:

  1. How a massive brain crash and being told she had 5 years to live uprooted and improved her life
  2. How to live like it matters
  3. The unexpected magic she discovered in her mission to help 50 mamas in 50 days
  4. The 5 seasons of parenting and how to navigate them
  5. How to weather parenting storms and know when it’s time to plant new seeds

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Jun 17, 2019

Someone is going to be the leader of your life. 

Will it be you?

Being the leader of your life is a tremendous responsibility and a huge opportunity for all great things.  How much are you capitalizing on that opportunity?

As we enter a new season - a season where many moms find comfort in commiserating over lack of childcare and the countdown to the first day of school, I invite you to consider how you can be the leader of your life to make this summer full of adventure, full of magic, full of fire - all on your own damn terms.  Yes, that is all truly in your power. 

Tune into this SMA episode for 4 powerful ways to be the leader of your life this summer - and #everydamnday. 

Links mentioned:

  • Join us at Shameless Mom Con 2020 on March 27th & March 28th! Get on the WaitList for tickets here: Mom con 2020

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Talkspace: To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to Talkspace, Make sure to use the code SHAMELESS to get your first week free and show your support for this show.
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Jun 12, 2019

Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Nicole DeBoom was a standout swimmer, qualifying for the 1988 Olympic Trials and later graduating from Yale University. She decided to pursue the sport of triathlon, and a lucky seat assignment introduced her to her future husband, Tim DeBoom (who would later become a 2-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion), on a flight to the 1995 Triathlon World Championships. Nicole started racing professionally in 1999, racking up countless podium finishes. During the final stage of her racing career in 2004, Nicole created and introduced something that had never been done before – the very first running skirt.

Shortly afterward, Nicole went on to launch Skirt Sports with the mission of helping women find inspiration, confidence, and courage through the transformative power of running and fitness. Today, Skirt Sports is a national women’s apparel brand offering a full line of products that fit real women’s bodies and support their busy running lives. Currently, you can find Nicole chatting with customers at the Skirt Sports Boulder flagship store, helping women change their lives through her non-profit organization Running Start, interviewing visionaries for her popular podcast Run This World and chasing around her 7-year-old girl, Wilder.

Nicole’s energy is as big and dynamic as her racing career.  I think you’re going to love this conversation as much as I did!

Listen in to hear Nicole share:

  • How she went from being a professional athlete who didn’t want kids to have a daughter that completely changed her sense of identity
  • How she adapted to NOT doing it all
  • Her evolution from a professional athlete into a working mom with a mission (and the shift in identity when you no longer workout 3 times a day)
  • Her mission in building a company that makes athletics and working out more feminine and more accessible to women of all abilities and body types
  • What inspired her to start a nonprofit and the impact it’s had on other women

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Jun 10, 2019

Wanna know the very best way to stay stuck and lost in your life?

Keep telling yourself, “I’m stuck, I’m lost, I’m confused, I don’t know my passion…

Your words matter and your thoughts matter. 

Your words create your thoughts.  Your thoughts create your beliefs.  Your beliefs create your actions.  Your actions create your dreams – or your disasters.

If you’re telling yourself you’re stuck, you will stay stuck.  If you’re telling yourself you’re lost, you’ll stay lost.

Soooo…

What if you started telling yourself, “ I’m curious, I’m looking, I’m learning, I’m exploring, I’m gaining clarity”???

If you tell yourself you’re learning and exploring and gaining clarity, you’ll start noticing new things around you.  You’ll start seeing things in a new light.  You’ll feel your perspective shift – because you’ve given yourself permission to be open to the process of growth, rather than staying shut off and unable to bring in a new energy. 

You must stop blocking the very energy you need to get unstuck, the very energy you need to start finding yourself. 

Here are 6 action steps you can take today to stop staying stuck in your stories and lost in your life:

  1. Listen to SMA Ep 247 How to Pursue Your Passions
  2. Upgrade your language
  3. Get curious
  4. Create space and grace for exploration, learning, dreaming
  5. Write down your dreams and desires – the dreams you write down are the dreams that will most likely to happen
  6. Don’t need all the answers now -  recognize you’re in a phase and embrace the phase for what it is

Listen in for a deep dive into these 6 action steps!

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Jun 5, 2019

Christine Hassler is the best-selling author of three books, most recently Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself From Your Past, Change your Present and Get What You Really Want. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. For over a decade, as a keynote speaker, retreat facilitator, spiritual psychologist and life coach, and host of the top-rated podcast “Over it and On With It”, she has been teaching and inspiring people around the world. Christine believes once we get out of our own way, we can show up to make the meaningful impact we are here to make.

Listen in to hear Christine share:

  • Her rock bottom phase: finding herself in serious debt, constantly sick, suffering from depression, estranged from family, in a broken relationship with her fiance
  • How to reframe “fixing” your life vs learning from your life lessons
  • How to navigate expectation hangovers
  • Why you shouldn’t prevent your child from feeling negative feelings
  • How we use spiritual bypassing to forgive too quickly
  • Why your inner critic must exist and to turn up inner wisdom to turn down your inner critic

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Connect with Christine

Podcast: Over It and On With It

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Jun 3, 2019

If I’m telling the truth, I used to think affirmations were kinda ridiculous.  In fact, a few years ago I tried doing affirmations every morning, as prescribed by someone else, and I just felt like a total fool.

About a year ago, I decided to give them another go – on my own terms.  After some thoughtful consideration, I declared 13 affirmations that felt authentic to who I am.  They felt a little uncomfortable, yes, but they felt concrete and actionable and in alignment with my core values – which actually felt powerful and exciting instead of ridiculous.

I have been writing affirmations pretty much daily for almost a year and I’ve seen my desire and ability to take confident and courageous action SKYROCKET.  Since my technique has been feeling good and getting me actual tangible results, I thought it would be worth sharing with you.

Listen in to hear 9 steps to creating meaningful affirmations that become actual TRUTHS in your life.  These are the actual steps I have taken to create the affirmations that I write #everydamnday – the affirmations that are actually deeply, positively impacting my daily life and my ability to reach my biggest goals ever.

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