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Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy in her pursuit of being, well, more selfish. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, and speaker who has worked closely with moms in her Seattle based gym since 2003. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 for her to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work (and much wine is needed for survival.) Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she offers hilarious stories, inspiration, and powerful tools to help moms bridge the gap between motherhood and living the life of their dreams.
Most Recent Episode
114: Joshua Apparicio: Shameless Kid of Be Strong to Stop Bullying
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Today’s episode is an extremely special one. We have our first Shameless Kid joining the show! Joshua Apparicio is a 12-year-old seventh grader who has partnered with Be Strong, an anti-bullying organization. Joshua works with Be Strong to share his story of being bullied regularly for 6 years. In addition to working with Be Strong to help other kids impacted by bullying, Joshua is a published poet (he was first published at age 7) and he recently took his SATs – yes, the ones you’re supposed to take when you’re 16. You could say Joshua has a very bright future… I recently saw Joshua do an interview with my friend Scott Colby (from our Say It With Gratitude SMA episode) and I was blown away. Joshua is wise and insightful well beyond his years. He is sweet and compassionate and brilliant. I knew I had to have him join us in the SMA. I am so excited to have such a dynamic young gentleman on our show as our first Shameless Kid. I am also extremely grateful to Joshua and his mother, Shirmin, who were so enthusiastic and thoughtful about this interview. I was fortunate enough to be able to talk to Joshua’s mom, Shirmin, after we stopped recording, and I was so touched by her grace and strength, qualities she has clearly passed down to her son. Joshua, wherever you go in life you will make a positive difference. You already are. Please listen in to hear Joshua share: What it was like for Joshua to be bullied on a regular basis for 6 years How Joshua and his mom were finally able to put an end to the bullying How his Mayor became his mentor when his school district failed to protect him How his mom coached him every night to help his mindset around his situation His advice to other kids who are being bullied The surprisingly kind and compassionate thoughts he has about kids who demonstrate bullying behaviors Why being a victim of bullying actually positively impacted his life Links Mentioned: Be Strong: BeStrong.global SMA Episode 102: Scott Colby – Say It With Gratitude