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15 minutes | Aug 19, 2016
Strength Training Myths Busted
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Are you scared to add heavy weights to your training regime? Let’s examine a few myths and talk about all the awesome benefits of strength training in this week’s podcast. Join me as we examine some preconceptions we may have, challenge why we exercise and be inspired to get strong for our health and wellness.
15 minutes | Jul 29, 2016
Pursue Your Dreams
Stress Busters For Busy Mums Podcast Have you put your dreams on hold, or have they fizzled into oblivion? It’s easy to put your own pursuits last, or give up on them as you endeavour to raise a family, build a career, etc. What if I said, you could make steps to pursue your dream today? Join me in this week’s podcast and just do it!!! A handout for reference is available to download below.
18 minutes | Jul 10, 2016
The Ultimate Hand-Luggage Packing Guide
Stress Busters For Busy Mums Podcast Yay! It’s holiday time! And if that means travelling by air or car, then this podcast is for you. Trying to keep the kids fed, watered, entertained and attending to emergencies on a plane, while trying to enjoy your holiday travels doesn’t need to be daunting. This is the geekiest packing guide you’ve probably come across, but if you want to be super-organised when you next fly or take a road trip, join me in this weeks’ podcast. In my podcast I mention the Airpocket Bag (non-affiliate link), by an Australian company. It’s made our lives even more organised!
20 minutes | Jun 19, 2016
Encouraging Persistence In Our Kids
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Join me this week as I share fun ways to build the skills our kids need for navigating hard tasks that require course correction and persistence.
18 minutes | Jun 9, 2016
Regain Your Wits and Break the Crazy Cycle
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Are you at your wit’s end? Are some things getting a little out of control? Are you being driven crazy? This week’s podcast is for you. Learn an easy way to analyse your situation and make positive changes to regain your wits, break the crazy cycle and decrease your stress.
18 minutes | May 31, 2016
More Time, Less Stress
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Although we only have 24 hours in a day, we can make positive choices as to how we spend them. If you are getting stressed and overwhelmed by juggling too many responsibilities, this week’s podcast is for you. Join me as I share 3 steps for you to buy more time in your day. And you can implement them today!
17 minutes | May 24, 2016
Supermum – Superkids – Be Energised
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Need a magic pill for more energy, more efficiency, more effectiveness and more? Join me in to today’s podcast and I will show you where to find it. It’s probably already in your home!
14 minutes | May 16, 2016
Looking Great Without Crash Dieting
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast This week’s podcast addresses 4 reasons to stop crash dieting today and 3 ways to look great that has nothing to do with a number on a scale.
14 minutes | May 10, 2016
Easy Ways to Improve Your Sleep
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast It’s not easy to get enough sleep, but if you can maximise the quality of your sleep on those days that you do get an opportunity, will you do it? It’s very easy to try one or all of the suggestions in this week’s podcast.
13 minutes | May 2, 2016
Loving Your Body (for the sake of your kids)
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast We would do anything for our kids. We may not be able to protect them completely from the barrage of media and social influence that can create poor body image and associated problems for our kids. But as the greatest influencer of our kids, we can start with us. We can be courageous and love our bodies in such a way as to give our children the healthiest foundation to grow and become everything they can be without being weighed down with the obsessions, heartaches, and destructive patterns that were passed to us by a previous generation.
15 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Vacation Survival Kit
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Living out of a suitcase is challenging at any time. Let me share with you 10 unusual but useful items that are now part of my Vacation Survival Kit that will make your next trip a lot less stressful. Download the pdf with the following link:Vacation Survival Kit
18 minutes | Apr 17, 2016
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast We can’t tangibly bottle up all the yummy memories of today and keep them forever, but we can still aim to be more engaged in the experiences we are having. We can enjoy our children more or even enjoy the movie we are watching in a more engaged way. Join me in today’s podcast where I share 3 strategies you can apply daily, so you can experience deeper, richer and more meaningful experiences.
14 minutes | Apr 10, 2016
Stress Busters: Travelling with Kids
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Most of our kids are capable of annoying behaviour when we take them out for any period of time. When it’s not your child making the scene- you sigh with relief, “Thank goodness!”, and when it is yours, you cringe and wish you could go back in time. In this week’s podcast, I help you prepare ahead by addressing 4 assumptions that that will make travelling with kids much less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone.
18 minutes | Apr 3, 2016
Attitude to Money
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Money is one of the greatest stressors in a family. In this week’s podcast I encourage you to look at some of your attitudes to spending money and how a small change in it might make you financially stronger. Being financially savvy has far reaching affects that include your childrens’ future and their childrens’ future. Join me for a simple start on change today, that we can build on.
18 minutes | Mar 27, 2016
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast In this day of social media, it can seem like we have many, many friends – but do we really? Do you have friends who know you and love you well, so you are supported in the highs and lows of life. There’s no time like now to deepen friendships with close friends and live life to the full. In this week’s podcast I encourage you to seek friendships beyond the obvious ones to enrich your life and for you to enrich others.
15 minutes | Mar 21, 2016
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Are unrealistic expectations of your children causing unnecessary stress to you and your kids? Are you allowing your kids to know the value of failure? To embrace it as a way to learn and grow. Let go of your kids, and give them opportunities to explore, learn and grow, instead of pushing and causing frustration and angst. This week’s podcast will give you some good reasons to let go of your kids achievements and let go of your stress.
18 minutes | Mar 13, 2016
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Being prepared can literally save the day. And so with this in mind, this week’s podcast covers a few areas in our lives where building in buffer or reserves can decrease stress. Some practical tips include having a well stocked pantry, building in buffer into your estimation times for travel, saving money, and more. By asking yourself, “What if?”, you can prepare yourself and save time and money as you plan your day.
18 minutes | Mar 7, 2016
Permission to be the Parent
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Have you noticed a skewing of the management in your household from yourself to your kids? Are you regretting giving too much autonomy to your kids too early on, and finding you are at the mercy of all their demands? It can creep up on us in all avenues of our lives. So here are a few ideas to keep them in check using the principles of boundaries and natural consequences. Teaching our children to make good and wise decisions in life requires practising in our safe homes. And it requires them understanding how it affects them in real life. Be encouraged in this week’s podcast to decrease your stress by saying no with natural consequences. Reference books I recommend are: Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child’s Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days
12 minutes | Feb 28, 2016
Survival Mode – In the Trenches of Motherhood
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Sometimes we just have to go into survival mode for some seasons of our lives. We all know those first few months of having a newborn means hunkering down to just eating, sleeping and keeping baby healthy and well. Other times are when illness, grief, or other events come into our lives and we find ourselves dropping out of our normal lives to deal with these. In this week’s podcast I want to encourage you to seek help, to not do life in isolation at these vulnerable times. If you are in a good place right now, then I want to encourage you to look around you and lend a hand to those in need. Seek help from friends, family, doctors, counselors and help-lines. In Australia, a fabulous resource is Beyond Blue with a 24 hour help line. In the USA and UK, click on this link for phone numbers of various organisations.
17 minutes | Feb 21, 2016
Switching Off The Noise
Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast Are you are the mercy of your smart technology ringing, dinging, singing, and buzzing at you all day? Would you love to carve out a few hours of pure concentration for the job you have at hand without being interrupted? In this week’s podcast I give you some ideas on how to manage some of the external demands that come through your technology notifications, or land on your desk. Be more productive, more creative and have better focus by being in charge of when you deal with your emails, text messages and other notifications.
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