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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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Now displaying: June, 2020
Jun 29, 2020

Practicing courage is a lifetime of showing up and taking small, uncomfortable steps.  Sometimes things work out for you.  Sometimes they don’t.  Sometimes the rewards are quick and amazing and so gratifying.  Sometimes it’s all really messy and ugly and painful.  Regardless, for many of us (all of us?), routinely practicing courage is the only way to continually become more of the person we aspire to be.  Am I right?

When I think of who I am becoming, all I see in front of me is a series of action steps that will require courage.  So, I am taking small steps each day to make sure that I am ready to keep practicing courage, no matter how gratifying or gritty it becomes. 

Listen in to learn 5 small steps you can take to build big courage that will guide you for a lifetime.

Links Mentioned:

  • Join my FREE Shine Like A Mother Workshop on July 15th: shamelessmom.com/shine

 

Jun 24, 2020

Jocelyn Kopac is a DEI educator, a speaker, a podcaster, and an entrepreneur.  At age 7, Jocelyn Kopac started her first business. From then on she knew that running and growing businesses would be a huge part of her future. Her ingenuity and positive attitude represent true leadership, although she attributes a lot of her success to the power of abundance, paying it forward and a great cup of coffee. Those that have a chance to meet her, learn from her, and hear her story say she is nothing but real, unfettered advice and encouragement.

A teacher at heart, Jocelyn loves helping businesses grow by facilitating the hard talks about diversity, equity, race, and inclusion.  Her approach to diversity and inclusion work is one of love and education. We all have biases that we need to work on to be sure we are providing safe and productive anti-racist spaces.  Jocelyn is here to educate and support you on this journey.

Listen in to hear Jocelyn share:

●      How she’s navigating being a DEI educator and living as a Black woman during this culturally revolution

●      The definition and role of a DEI educator

●      The important distinction between diversity and inclusion

●      The important distinction between equality and equity

●      4 steps to becoming a better ally

●      The definition of racism as it relates to your unchecked bias

●      How white progressive women are doing harm while thinking they are being great allies

●      How you can support BIPOC co workers and community members right now

●      The danger in trying to race through a checklist of anti racism resources right now

●      What the long term (necessarily uncomfortable) process of commitment, stamina, growth & change around anti racism work actually looks like

●      The importance of acknowledging each person’s world perspective as individual and unique

Links mentioned:

●      Connect with Jocelyn, hire her to speak, join her mastermind: Stand In Your Bias

●      Jocelyn’s glossary

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Jun 22, 2020

If there has ever been a time to persist, it is now. 

Persistence leads to change and growth and evolution and POWER. 

And...there is no denying that persistence is hard.  It can be overwhelming, exhausting, and feel so relentless.  It is all those things, but that doesn’t make it impossible.  In our fatigue, it’s easy to lose track of the importance of what we are working toward.  

To stay persistent we must give ourselves permission.  

Permission to:

Do better

Commit

Take imperfect action

Be an action taker and decision maker

Mess up and keep going

Use your voice

Take a chance

Learn something new

Take sides

Rest and recover in order to keep going

Step back from unhealthy relationships/unhealthy people

Say yes

Say no

Become a different person

Listen to your gut (ex: Patty)

Let go of other peoples’ expectations

Be bold

Shine

In giving yourself permission to persist, you will find the power to use your voice in new ways, to affect change, to build a better legacy, and to have more massive impact.  This is how we can, together, build a better world for all.

 

Jun 17, 2020

Liz Nead is an adventure speaker, coach, and author, most recently climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and flipping 300-pound tires in the Iowa Strongman Games. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has authored several best selling books—most recently "The 1440 Principle." Her work has been ranked in BuzzFeed and reviewed by the Huffington Post. She is a skilled story-teller and teacher, creating powerful personal development and team building strategies.

Listen in to hear Liz share:

  • How she using time in COVID to go into creation and introspection mode
  • How COVID took her 2020 family from a 3 person family to a 6 person family
  • The heavy burdens she sees moms carrying during this pandemic
  • The burden of comparison in daily life and habits
  • Her 1440 Principle and how to use it to have massive positive impact in your life
  • The cost of time and how costly some our relationships are
  • How to use the 1440 Principle as an accountability tool
  • How she’s kicking off her fifties with intention and a deep desire to learn from other women

Links mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Kosmatology: Kosmatology has a great offer for our listeners: for any first-time purchasers, you receive 15% off. To get 15% off your first order, go to kosmatology.com and use code shameless at checkout. 

 

 

Jun 15, 2020

I think it’s safe to say that 2020 has broken many (all?) of us over and over. 

A friend recently introduced me to the idea of being antifragile, based on the work and book Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.  She shared with me that in our breaking we have this beautiful opportunity to pick up the pieces and rebuild into something more dynamic and flexible and strong and powerful and thoughtful and conscientious. 

We will break and we can rebuild and in our rebuilding we can become better than before.  We can embrace that we will break over and over in our lifetime and each time something beautiful can come of the way we put the pieces back together. 

There has been a lot of breaking in 2020.  In our breaking, our self trust has been ROCKED.  Repeatedly.

It is time to rebuild.  Listen in to learn 6 ways that you can start to rebuild into a woman who is more dynamic, flexible, strong, powerful, thoughtful, and conscientious.

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Jun 10, 2020

Tejal V Patel is a stressed out mama's secret weapon. She’s a former divorce attorney turned mindfulness and meditation expert for moms and kids, host of The Time-In Talks podcast and author of Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities to Stay Present, Improve Concentration and Manage Difficult Emotions.

It’s Tejal’s mission to support moms in their journey to become mindful parents and raise the first generation of mindful children too.

Named a “Well-being Warrior” in The Huffington Post, Tejal’s soulful wisdom reaches moms globally through her signature online courses (The Mindful Kids Masterclass, Mindful Mama Experience, and 7 Day Stress Detox), inspiring podcast, booming Instagram community, motivating Tejal.TV episodes, powerful live events, and laser-sharp coaching.

Her fun and practical ways to infuse Ayurveda, mindfulness, and meditation everyday makes her a go-to resource for modern moms seeking to raise calm, confident, and compassionate children who want to feel like present, patient and peaceful parents too.

Listen in to hear Tejul share:

  • How she went from divorce attorney to children’s meditation expert
  • How her own childhood anxiety inspired and informed her work
  • Her strong belief/bold claim that KIDS CAN MEDITATE, even as young as age 3
  • How to help kids start meditating in a way that’s appropriate for them - broken into 3 phases
  • Simple ideas and practices for helping kids meditate to cope with a range of emotions
  • How to teach kids to meditate in just 1-3 minutes a day
  • Why it’s critical for our kids to experience and feel unhappiness
  • How to engage and prompt children who are resistant to mediation
  • How to use her book, Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities to Stay Present, Improve Concentration and Manage Difficult Emotions, to integrate meditation in fun and simple ways into your child’s day

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Thank you to our sponsor:

  • Kosmatology: Kosmatology has a great offer for our listeners: for any first-time purchasers, you receive 15% off. To get 15% off your first order, go to Kosmatology.com​ and use code shameless at checkout. 

 

Jun 8, 2020

This episode is different.  A break from our routines and comfort zones are necessary right now. 

If you follow me on social media or have listened to my show for any length of time, this probably goes without saying.  But, to be unequivocally clear, I want you to know that personally and professionally I believe Black Lives Matter. 

The Shameless Mom Academy is built on the following core values:

Show up

Lead with compassion and integrity

Seek out and celebrate diversity

Stay curious and humble

Stretch yourself | Embrace discomfort | Invite growth

These core values are considered in all decisions around building this community, providing services to clients, and creating impact on a global level.

I am very open about my beliefs, but if you ever want to know more about the company or core values you’re supporting when you listen to my show or invest in any of my programs, events, memberships or masterminds, please feel free to reach out to me. 

In this same vein of transparency, you should also know that when you invest in the Shameless Mom Academy a portion of our revenue each month goes to the following organizations: The Loveland Foundation, Under The Same Tree, the ACLU, the Trevor Project and Planned Parenthood.

I believe all companies should be leading with pure transparency around where they stand when it comes to protecting black lives and human rights. 

This episode is intentionally brief, with an invitation for you to prioritize learning from black educators today.

Go download one of these audiobooks or podcasts and listen & learn:

Me & White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

This Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

Good Ancestor Podcast with Layla Saad 

First Name Basis Podcast with Jasmine Bradshaw (how to talk to your kids about race): 

Seeing White Podcast 

Watch Rachel Cargle’s Public Address on Revolution on Youtube

Sign up for Mirna Valerio’s upcoming course: Introduction to Identity, Social Justice, and Antiracism for the White Community

 

Jun 3, 2020

As a woman and person of color, Abbi Wood has heard more than her fair share of what to say and do in the world. At times a whisper, and at times a yell, she's used her voice to create what she calls a full and fulfilling life. Primarily, she works with biz owners to help them find their voice (or, as she calls it, uncover their biznality) so that marketing and talking about their business feels like a natural extension of themselves vs an out-of-body experience.

I reached out to Abbi after hearing her speak at an event.  She was there to speak about helping women find their voices in their businesses and brands.  But what was so compelling about her talk was her own story about finding her own voice after being silenced by her family, pushed into an arranged marriage, and moving across the world to build a completely new and independent life.

Listen in to hear Abbi share:

  • Her experience being raised in Pakistani family in England
  • Her experience feeling like she didn’t fit in anywhere - in her brown family or in her white world
  • How her voice was quieted by her family and culture
  • Her path into an arranged marriage
  • How she ended up secretly on birth control while also in fertility treatment
  • How she got out of her arranged marriage and found her voice
  • How she helps women find their voices, embrace their stories and create their biznality

Links mentioned:

Connect with Abbi: Abbi Wood

Abbi and Biznality on FB

Thank you to our sponsor:

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Jun 1, 2020

In the last 3 months, we have had the opportunity to postpone, pivot, and repurpose nearly every aspect of our lives - over and over again.  It has been hard, heavy, confusing, and disorienting to say the least. 

But 12 weeks in, I’d say we have begun to master these shifts.  We are able to take a critical look at the opportunities in front of us each day and assess: “Is this a time to postpone, pivot, or repurpose.”

I know these decisions are becoming more clear for me, as I make them over and over.  I’m able to make them with increased ease and confidence. 

Today, I’ll share how I’m discerning when to postpone vs pivot vs repurpose.  I’ll use a few recent family and business examples, the biggest and most scary (and most successful) being the massive shift to repurpose Shameless Mom Con 2020 to the Shameless Mom Con Collective. 

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