As a former high school teacher one of the biggest challenges I witnessed with teenagers was that they felt lost when it came to discovering their purpose and passion. When it came to choosing a major for college, and ultimately a career path, many students became overwhelmed and lost.
Parents also became anxious about their child’s future, hoping that they would choose the right path that would lead to a stable and lucrative career. And many times I witnessed parents struggling pushing their child in a direction that the teen resisted.
Is having a stable and lucrative career the most important thing in life? What about the happiness of the student? What about whether he/she feels that they are contributing to society in a meaningful way? Can everyone truly have all of those things in their career? And if so, how to you get there?
When a person enjoys the work they do, it’s not work, it’s their purpose. They are on their path and that adds to their own sense of personal value and contribution.
But how do you, as a parent or teacher, help to guide your child or student to finding their purpose and path in life?
What if my son wants to be a rock star? Do I allow my son to follow his dream? Isn’t it too risky? How will he make a living? Shouldn’t he have a ‘real’ career in mind?
My guest Jay Forte helps parents, teachers and students to understand the answers to these questions and more and I had the pleasure of chatting with him this month.
Jay discusses how to get your kids ready for life in our video chat and the role you play as a parent or teacher.
I’m sure you will find golden nuggets in this video no matter what age your child may be, to help him/her understand their passion and purpose in this game of life!
You can learn more about Jay and check out his weekly podcast at his website www.Ready4Life.me
Jay is a business and motivational speaker, certified life, career and family coach, author, adjunct college professor and nationally ranked Thought Leader. He provides talent, strength-based and mindfulness tools to help parents and teens work together to discover, develop and live what is best within them to achieve exceptional personal and professional results.
He is the author of Fire Up! Your Employees and The Greatness Zone – Know Yourself, Find Your Fit, Transform the World. Currently he is working on new books which include, Improvisational Parenting and Mindful Parenting In a Mindless World.
He is the host Get Your Kids Ready for Life, a weekly podcast for parents.
When not teaching, coaching CEOs, helping today’s parents help get their kids ready for life, or helping people seek out or create life’s opportunities, he writes, gardens and cooks (as any good Italian) in Ft Lauderdale, FL.
As a new mom one of the challenges I’ve been facing is helping my baby Jack sleep more than 3 hours at a time after he turned 5 months. Not getting enough sleep after many months started taking its toll and I was ready to give it up to spirit to bring me solutions.
The next day after asking for spirit’s support, I was guided to Stephanie Hope Dodd and her book, Good Baby, Bad Sleeper. WOW, did this resonate with me. And it really helped me apply the best of what I know and believe in.
I had to interview Stephanie because she shares so much wisdom on this topic which I know many parents struggle with at various ages of their child’s development.
Stephanie discusses the energetics behind your child’s sleep in our video chat.
I’m sure you will find golden nuggets in this video no matter what age your child may be, to help him/her get a better night sleep, which also means you are getting a better night’s sleep.
You can learn more about Stephanie and take a free quiz that will help you determine your baby’s sleep personality at her website www.stephaniehopedodd.com
Stephanie Hope Dodd, M.S. is a Heart Centered Sleep Coach and the author of the International #1 Best Seller, Good Baby, Bad Sleeper. Stephanie’s parenting approach is focused on taking what works for you and making it your own – truly living in the gray areas of life and giving up the should’s that come when we subscribe solely to the philosophy of others. Her background is in both science and holistic – combining a masters degree in psychology with various energy modalities, Stephanie is certified to both practice and teach parents in a way that is fully authentic and unique to each individual family she serves. She has helped families go from waking all night to sleeping through the night in a way that meets everyone’s needs with love and respect. Find out more at www.stephaniehopedodd.com
As a woman you probably remember what it feels like to be a young girl or teenager and all the difficulties you faced with your peers. Sometimes it was downright miserable!
But today with the information we have access to about self-empowerment, the law of attraction, consciousness and creating our own realities, we can share important tools and knowledge with our daughters, granddaughters, nieces and female students that can help them dramatically change their experiences so they do not have to suffer through adolescence like most of us have!
That’s why I’m excited to share with you my inspiring chat with Jill Hope, writer, family empowerment coach, motivational speaker, and founder of I Shine.
Jill discusses the keys to raising empowered girls. This is truly so important for ALL young girls. I remember the negative choices I made as a teenager because of the lack of confidence and empowerment I felt. Luckily I was able to turn it around but that was not the case for many friends I knew and sadly, many of the high school students that I knew during my years as a teacher.
This is a MUST watch for all of us that want to support our young women so they can grow up to feel empowered in who they are and to create what they truly want in their lives today and in their future!
Click here and check out Jill’s Free Gift Ebook: “3 Secrets to Ignite Your Daughter’s Confidence, Self-Acceptance, and Inner Strength”, as well as a free download “5 Simple Strategies to Boost Your Daughter’s Confidence Now”
Your daughter does not need to spend her school years suffering! In this 49 page e-book, you will learn 3 simple secrets to empower your daughter with the confidence, self-acceptance, and inner strength she needs to deal happily and effectively with her peers and be true to who she is.
What does it mean to ‘Have It All’ and is it even possible? My very special guest this month is my dear friend, mentor, and NY Times best-selling author, Christy Whitman.
Not only does Christy believe it’s possible, she lives it and has taught thousands across the world to ‘have it all’ (including me!!)
Christy discusses the what having it all means, the ‘secrets’ of creating more abundance in our lives, some common beliefs that limit women from living a life they truly LOVE, and the ultimate key to truly having it all!
Christy’s new book The Art of Having It All – A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance will be out on February 25th and is available for pre-order right now!
Click here to claim your free 7 Exclusive Videos on the 7 Essential Laws and 1 hour of free Law of Attraction coaching with a Quantum Success Coach.
Many of us have either suffered from anxiety ourselves or know someone that has. Today, more and more kids are increasingly experiencing anxiety, which is why I wanted to help you by offering a new perspective on how we can heal our anxiety—and that is by looking at the gifts that anxiety is providing for us!
My very special guest Sherianna Boyle came to chat with me about her latest book The Four Gifts of Anxiety. You may be thinking ‘How the heck can anyone consider anxiety a gift?’…And I agree, until you hear what Sherianna has to say.
Sherrianna also wanted to offer my community a very special gift to help release anger. Remember that even if you are ignoring, suppressing or holding in your anger, it still remains part of your emotional set point, and the law of attraction always responds to the vibrations you give off, deliberately or not. Which is why it’s so important to go within and release any anger that may be hiding.
Click here to claim your free Escorting Anger MP3 which includes a technique for handling anger in a positive, productive and empowering way
What if mediation for you and your family could be fun and easy? What if it wasn’t what you thought it was? What if you can easily learn how to implement a family mediation practice into your lives?
My very special friend and guest this month, Rachel Christie, talks about the benefits of a family mediation practice and how you can make it fun and easy for you and your kids!
Rachel Christie, Zen Mamma Coach, has created a guide for families to simplify meditation and make it easy for parents and children to make meditation a regular part of their daily routine. Based on scientific evidence of the countless benefits of meditation, her years as an Early Childhood Educator and mother of two children, and her experience as a Law of Attraction Life Coach and Reiki Master, Rachel Christie’s Family Meditation 101 is a comprehensive guide for parents who are ready to create their own daily family meditation practice in an easy and fun way.
Click here to claim your free Family Meditation 101 guide and start your journey today!
Family Meditation 101 teaches readers:
- How to create a family meditation practice
- How to teach your children meditation
- How to create a sacred meditation space
- How to focus and deal with the “monkey mind”
- Family Meditation Activities you can do right away
- Tips and tools to ensure success!
We have a great and very important video chat for you this month. It’s all about Mindfulness Skills for Kids and Teens.
Check this out!! It’s for parents, teachers and anyone that works with kids and teens and I know you’ll find this interview chat helpful.
Finally — a comprehensive, practical and user-friendly mindfulness resource written specifically for children and adolescents. Best-selling mindfulness author Debra Burdick has blended the latest research and best practices to create this straight-forward guide for improving self-awareness, self-regulation skills, mental health, and social connectedness in kids and teens.
This expertly crafted resource features a collection of more than 150 proven tools and techniques, presented in a simple, step-by-step skill building format. Perfect for mental health practitioners, teachers and all in the helping professions.
- Tools for explaining mindfulness and neurobiology in kids’ language
- Activities, games, and meditations that build basic through advanced mindfulness skills
- Step-by-step instruction on teaching and practicing mindfulness, meditation and reflection
- Guidance on choosing age appropriate skills
- How to apply mindfulness skills to specific childhood mental health disorders
- Journal prompts to help integrate learning
- Goal-setting charts for tracking progress
- Downloadable worksheets, exercises and reflections
Do you know anyone (including yourself) who has ever been affected by bullying? Statistics show that most people have been touched directly or indirectly by the negative effects of bullying at some stage of their lives.
Bullying is one of the biggest threats to children in society today. Research indicates that children who are bullied at school are more likely to suffer from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder later in life.
In some countries, there are calls to make bullying a punishable crime.
What can be done to combat bullying? While there are many resources available online to support people who are being bullied, we are excited to announce that two young men from Melbourne, Australia have just launched their free anti-bullying app – Beat Bullying With Confidence.
Ron Prasad and Gus Nehme are high school friends who were bullied at high school. Their passion for helping others who are being bullied led them to create Beat Bullying With Confidence.
Giving talks at schools on how to avoid being bullied, how to overcome bullying, and how to support others who are being bullied, is what Ron and Gus love doing.
Their app contains practical tips, a journal (verbal and written), and a message from the creators of the app.
This app could help anyone who is experiencing the debilitating effects of bullying. Although Ron and Gus have spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on developing this app, they are giving it away for free because their mission is to empower victims of bullying worldwide.
Together we can Beat Bullying With Confidence.