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Navigate the craziness of life
with more courage,
more kindness and less judgement.
none of us know what’s going on.
Were all just a buncha big kids and we know that it’s better together.
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kick that shit to the curb
Let's take a deeper look into who’s expectations we are holding ourselves to and how it’s showing up for our kids.
Finally, we are talking about how we can release that guilt so we can shift our expectations to something tangible and reliable.
Meghan Johnston is a BIG KID
This week we welcome our first BIG KID interview of the year. Join us as we talk about how we met, what made me fall in love with her and Meghan's BIG KID shoutout that you don't want to miss.
Meghan also shares her own experience with people-pleasing as an 8-year old. What happened and how she dealt with it.
Go listen to this episode and then go wish Meghan a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY <3
people-pleasing is a survival habit
For the month of April, we are looking at the survival habit of people-pleasing and what type of thriving habits we can replace it with.
This week's episode I talk about growing up in the church and how it was one of my first experiences with this survival habit.
Life Lessons courtesy of Chubbs & Olaf
Last week I looked at HOOK and the awesome life lessons that movie has taught me. BANGARANG!
Today we look at lessons taught by everyone's favourite snowman and a dude named Chubbs.
what it means to be a big kid
In this week's episode, we talk about our BIG KID values and the importance of taking this physical distancing time to get back to yourself and check in with your crews.
We also look at Dr. Carol Dweck's research on Fixed and Growth mindsets.
SPOILER: the time is now to work on growth
How to worry & How to help
With everything going on right now it can be hard NOT to worry. In today's episode of the podcast, we are talking about how to not get stuck in the worry and how to help other humans.
Stay safe and healthy out there in the world humans <3
IT's our birthday!
In today’s episode, we are celebrating big things. 1 year of the podcast and my 30' something birthday.
We’re looking back at the past year at all the life lessons in both biz and life.
As an introvert, I’m not usually down with the spotlight, but with my birthday coming up this week I wanted to talk about how to receive compliments without feeling like an asshat!
Tearing walls down
This week we are coming back at FULL FORCE!
We are talking about the survival habits we create when it comes to our relationships. KDC shares her own thriving habits with you so you can start taking stalk of your own.
year of the word
Today KDC talks New Year's resolutions...but not really.
For the past few years KDC has ditched the resolution and come up with a different plan altogether: choosing one word she would like to describe the upcoming year.
You'll hear what KDC's word for 2020 is, and we give you homework for how to find your own!
Let's talk about love languages and what they look like in your life, in your relationships, and how creating boundaries for yourself can help you to better express your own love language to others.
Holidays with the urkles
We all have those folks we have to see around the Holidays, those people that "urk" you. What if you were to change your mindset around the situation completely? Wouldn't those times be infinately more enjoyable?
Today, KDC gives us tools for getting through the holidays, and she might just make things fun for you this year!
"Mindfulness is the quality of being present and engaged with whatever we are doing at the moment"
Guys, KDC is on a mission: DOWN WITH MULTITASKING! She wants us to know that cultivating thriving habits means you need to pay attention to yourself and what you are doing in the moment. Today you'll recieve tools on how to apply these methods to whatever you're doing, whenever you're doing it.
It's time to feel harmonious!
Make. the. time.
"If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you going to love somebody else"
Showing kindness towards yourself can be a key factor in actually using your feelings for a greater purpose. Are we blowing your mind yet?
Showing kindness to yourself means something different for everyone though, so today we talk about what small changes can do for your whole mindset. KDC explains how she started small and worked her way up to a healthier morning routine to change her attitude about what was in store for her day to come.
We also look ahead to 2020 and give a sneak peek of what is in store for Big Kid in the coming year.
How will you show up?
"Confidence is silent, insecurities are loud." We are wrapping up this month's habit themes of Anxiety and Confidence on the podcast, so KDC asks us the question: How will you show up for yourself? Are you going to let those obnoxious insecurities get the best of your week, or will you give yourself the quiet space you need to grow?
Self-compassion and leggings
How does your anxiety manifest? Does it center around your physical appearance? KDC wants you to know that when it comes to your anxiety toolbox, learning self-compassion can be one of the hardest earned, and most rewarding tools. All that in today's pep talk.
self-assurance is your key
Do you listen to your insecurities enough that they hold you back? KDC is here to remind you that you embody greatness, and she is here to teach you how to remind yourself of that to combat the insecurities that are creating barriers in your life.
That creeping feeling
Today KDC talks about her experience at the Imperfect Bosses Camp and addresses the fact that sometimes despite how nurturing and welcoming an atmosphere can be, that feeling of anxiety will still creep in and tell you "you're not good enough".
Befriending the Skeletons
We all have those skeletons in our closet, nobody is an exception to that. What if someone told you they were going to "air out your closet" and tell everyone your biggest secrets? Operating during our most fearful times can be the worst of times. So what do you do when you're scared? This week KDC explains how using fear as a catalyst to propel you forward can be helpful in your life.
combat fear with curiosity
Have you ever considered that having endless curiosity can actually be a life skill? When you want to know all the things you gain new perspectives and knowledge of the world. But, when you take a personal fear and tun it IN to curiosity, well then, my friend, you have yourself a new superpower.
Talkin' 'bout fear
In today's pep talk KDC dives into one of this month's feelings themes, fear. You'll get tips on ways to conquer day-to-day fears and, as always, KDC has a great metaphor story for us.
stand in your own glory
The people that surround you can often represent good OR bad parts of your life. Deciding what you want out of life and who you want at your side is a big part of finding courage within. KDC gives you tools for how to reach those decisions in this week's pep talk.
the inner critic
We all struggle with Imposter Syndrome at one time or another. This week, KDC gives you tips on how to overcome by trusting in your own values and showing-up for yourself by staying true to yourself.
Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. Here is your first pep talk for September and an intro to this month's themes of fear and courage. Notice where your fear comes from then give yourself a little room to cultivate courage.
Trolls R us
Do your media streams bring you joy? For this week's pep talk KDC gives tips on how to curate the information you intake to lighten your mental load. She also talks about the difference between happiness and joy.
"We can't grow when we are in shame and we can't use shame to change ourselves in others"
KDC reminds us not to weaponize shame against others OR ourselves in this week's pep talk.
shame, shame, shame.
Your first pep talk for the month of August! KDC introduces to you to the feelings themes of Shame and Joy this month and gives you tips on tackling feelings of shame in your life this week.
J is for joy!
This week's pep talk is brought to you by the word "joy"! KDC reminds us to be in the present and not let the thoughts of our past and fear of the future affect whats happening in our present!
The Big 'H'
"Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness". Whether this applies to your job, or other parts of your life, you can conquer this week with dedication and gratitude for the things you're passionate about.
Let it be
Anxiety can creep in to the most unexpected places. It kills happiness and to causes us to focus on the negative. On this week's pep talk KDC gives pointers on how to redirect an overthinking brain and focus on positive and constructive areas.
Don't let idiots ruin your day
People don’t hurt your feelings . We just focus on what people say and focus on the negativity of the situation. We control our own feelings and how we respond when people say things to us. Today, on Just the Tips Tuesday, KDC gives us some tips on taking those situations in to our own hands.
The ways of an empath
How do you practice empathy and also teach your kids to build up their own empathic muscles? KDC shares more of her own story on the actions she took to be an effective empath while protecting her own feelings. You'll also get lots of creative suggestions on ways to flex your empathy muscle.
From Regret to gratitude
This week we are talking about those two best friends Anxiety and Regret and how they will often work together as a harmful team. KDC offers advice on how to combat them, and turn regret in to feelings of gratitude.
partners in Parallel
Partnerships are everywhere. Home, work, your love life. KDC talks about how to be a better partner in any situation and what small OR big changes need to be made to get there.
We are back with another hard-hitting, heavy weight episode talking about forgiving the seemingly unforgivable and how forgiveness can change other relationships in your life for the better.
Things are getting heavy for this milestone of an Episode 10. Over on the podcast this week KDC talks about parent guilt, tells puberty stories and takes lots of deep breaths to dig in to the deep feels.
Feels So Good
Are you ready? This week we hunker down and get to the root of how to really feel some of those hardcore feelings. THEN we go even further to talk about making space for your kids to feel their own feelings too!