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Mama Says Namaste Podcast
41 minutes | 3 days ago
Real Talk with an 8-year-old Unschooler
My co-host may be a Logsdon this week, but she's a wee bit shorter than her Daddy! Joining me on the podcast is our youngest daughter, Juliet, who share her perspectives from being unschooled her whole life, AND all of her school years full-time RVing the States and learning as we grow. It's a pretty awesome thing to have your own children impress you, and I'm thrilled to share this episode - the insights out of the mouths of babes can be pretty profound. Sometimes the best way to ease our fears is to listen to people who have been through it - so this week I wanted to not only talk about my experience as an unschooling parent, but to make space for you to hear from our child's perspective who has only known this lifestyle. Don't complicate things. Start with getting to know each other - and build an authentic relationship where you live that growth mindset together.
41 minutes | 11 days ago
The 90 Day Family Road Trip
Have you ever considered full-time RVing for your family? It can seem like a pretty daunting thing, yet...it's possible. Oh so possible. We're living proof that not only can you do it, you can thrive and really have a blast! It's not that everything is easy, though. Let's dig in on the biggies you need to consider before you hit the road.
48 minutes | 17 days ago
Ah, codependency - is it clearly identified, or a buzzword we can't quite grasp? Nathan and I are pretty much together 24/7 and definitely weigh in with each other on making decisions. Yet how do you tow the line from just being connected to an unhealthy codependency? We break it down in this week's podcast, not to trivialize or negate the true complexity of this, but to simply open the door to exploring it more for yourself, and whether this is an area you can work on more in your life. And, we share a bit about the power of the struggle, body checks, and questions to ask yourself to explore your own worth.
29 minutes | 25 days ago
Om and Namaste At Home
This week we're getting to the core of what "namaste" really means to us, as well as how we put the "om" in hOMe. This is a frequently visited page on our website, as some, especially in the West, are still new to these concepts. What do these words mean to you? We'll share about the symbol breakdown of the word "om", my definition of "namaste", as well as sharing about a fascinating experiment, and how the movie Avatar relates. Are you feeling that wonderful sense of "om" in your life?
34 minutes | a month ago
The Unschooling Parent...for any kid
With all of the shifts in education over the past year, many of you are re-evaluating what it looks like in your home. We believe a growth mindset is the most important aspect here, and that is a family approach. So how do we live as unschooling parents? How do you parent unschoolers - or ANY kids - with a growth mindset who continues to embrace learning throughout their life? Check out the podcast and blog post this week, and learn how you can be an unschooling parent.
45 minutes | a month ago
My Better Self - Mindfulness and Parenting
Ashley talks with yogi Tatyana Souza on parenting, yoga, and the importance of mindfulness as a parent. She shares insights into how to set clear boundaries and make it happen, and why it's so important. Watch the full video on YouTube, listen to the podcast wherever you tune in to podcasts, and/or check out the corresponding blog post at www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-tatyana-souza-mindfulness
31 minutes | 2 months ago
I've talked often about how we can use our words to communicate, but it takes way more to truly connect. It's knowing our personality styles and how to speak to each other in a way where everyone is heard...and it's in the nonverbal cues that speak so loudly. We go over five nonverbal cues this week that are like shifting from song lyrics to a full musical performance. It's more than simply words - what is left unsaid that is showing up in your life?
35 minutes | 2 months ago
A busy...or FULL life?
Do you have a full life...or a busy one? Sometimes we wear our "busy" as a badge of honor; yet is that really the life you want to live? Is that the excuse you want to give? Sometimes there IS a season for being busy and really hustling hard. But the term "busy" vs. having a full life...there is a different mindset around these.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Drama Doesn't Make An Appointment
Do you adjust to the world or do you demand that the world adjust to you? Crazy enough, everyone isn’t just sitting around waiting to cater to your needs. And, unfortunately, drama doesn’t always make an appointment to show up in our lives. So how do you deal with it? When do you flow and adapt, and when do you stand your ground?
48 minutes | 2 months ago
3 Reasons You're Stuck
What do you do when you have a dream that is out of reach, or you feel like your life isn’t quite where you want it to be? What do you do when you see all this opportunity out there, but it seems way too insurmountable to tackle because of the life you’re already living in? How do you handle pursuing your dreams when you have a mountain of responsibility at your door? How do you move forward? Do you live in the pain, or do you create a plan? While we often look for what we need to add in to get back on track, sometimes, it much, much important to let things go. We cover the 3 biggies on what keeps you stuck in this week's episode.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
My Soul Is Crying For A Change
Change is inevitable in our lives…yet it can be scary and overwhelming. How are you navigating change? In your home, your work…your life? Sometimes we’re navigating change that is unwanted or unexpected, like the weather or, let’s say, 2020 as a whole. But then again, sometimes the changes are those aches and pains of unrest, resentment, frustration and more, and they will continue to pester us until we proactively incite a change in our lives. So what are you doing to navigate change? Weigh in with this podcast and blog post here: www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-navigating-change
45 minutes | 3 months ago
Is My Marriage Slipping Away From Me?
Are you recognizing that what you thought marriage would be...isn't what is happening in your home? Are you avoiding - or starting to face - that there are some cracks in your marriage that are starting to look a bit more like a chasm? Nathan and Ashley address how to handle these realizations: We don't talk anymore. We don't touch anymore. We don't date anymore. We address the big scary aspects of having real and raw conversations about ensuring you both have the common goal to begin with, and stepping stones to course-correct and come back to a marriage with both people stepping up and having their space to shine.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Shift Your Perspective Before Your Bank Account
Money gets you...what? Happiness? Sunshine all the time? Stress and more responsibility and obligation than you need or want? What, really, is the deeper desire behind money that would help you truly be happy? We dig into this once again on the podcast as we look at our purpose for money and hash out some amazing money quotes to help you reframe your perspective about what it can do for you. Get the full show notes, as always, at www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-money-goals
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Is Homeschooling Like a Religion?
How do you navigate the muddy post-covid waters of the educational world? How has homeschooling become like religion, nuanced and personal while also trying to be labeled and identified? We hash out three big questions about unschooling and share a bit more about why de-schooling is so, so important. If you're concerned about socialization, how to lead your child's educational journey, or if you'll know all the answers, check out this episode. And, as always, the meat of the content and all the awesome links are in the show notes here.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Birds & Bees Pt. 3: Creating Sexual Legacy
This is the final in our series, "The Birds and the Bees: Navigating Powerful Conversations for Lasting Legacies with Our Children". I'm back with another interview with Moon Daughters founder Jessica Connelly, and it's another jam-packed session with insights for everyone. Even if you don't have children, these past two episodes with Jessica are important for us all. Get all the scoop in the in-depth show notes here.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
Moon Cycle Wisdom - Birds & Bees Part 2
This is the second in a 3-part series on sex and sexuality...and this isn't just for parents broaching the subject with their kids! This is a powerful interview with Jessica Connelly of Moon Daughters, and she really breaks down the scientific backing around our physical and intuitive connection to our natural world. We dig deep into claiming our own inner power, and how we need to lay the groundwork within before we ever have these conversations with our children or anyone else. Check out the corresponding blog post this week where I lay out all the concepts covered in a readable format - and please, spread the word about this series, it may only be available as a free podcast for a limited time - it's that good!
51 minutes | 4 months ago
The Birds and the Bees - Part 1
Oh yes, we're going there. Have you had "The Talk" with your kids...or are you dreading the inevitable? This is the series for you. We're introducing a 3-part series on the birds and the bees over the next 3 weeks. This week, Nathan and I share our perspective as well as the resources and insights that may help you navigate these conversations (mind you, that's plural) that you'll have with your own children. Be sure to check out the corresponding blog for all the books we talk about, plus more! www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-birds-and-bees
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Shake off the Dirt with Michael Arterberry
This week's episode is a special guest interview with author and speaker Michael Arterberry. Not only is it in podcast form, but the video interview has also been compiled into a full blog post. So video, audio and written text are covered! Hear his story of overcoming, as well as how he instills a growth mindset and empowers people across the country to "shake off the dirt" and be encouraged about the future. Get all the info at www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-michael-arterberry
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Do you do a word of the year? Maybe it's a phrase or mantra. Or maybe, you're feeling all the pressure to have that perfect word of the year and you have no clue! Is it even important to have? I"ll say this - your mantra, phrase or word of the year is not the dealbreaker for success in life. Yet having a clear intention for what you want to focus on can be a powerful game-changer for your life. Hear why we DO believe in choosing a word or theme for the year, and plenty of examples from others on what intentions are going out for 2021. Get the corresponding blog post at www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-word-of-the-year
41 minutes | 5 months ago
In a funk?
Feeling in a bit of a funk lately? Are you questioning if there is any end in sight? Well there are life seasons just as much as there are seasons in nature. Way back on episode we discussed this topic, and we addressed how we can have seasons even within a single day! We break down how relevant seasons are to daily recovery, in your life, and even in your relationships. What season are you in? Dig deeper and take the challenge this week. www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-life-season
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