Intro Episode 1: What is The Rooted Family?

Intro Episode 1:  What is The Rooted Family?

The first podcast! Hooray. Join me as a I give some background into how The Rooted Family came to be and getting sad, mad, really angry and embracing mindfulness spurred me into starting The Rooted Family and why I am on a mission to turn around today’s statistics for our kids and families. This is a grass roots, grow roots movement. Thanks for joining!

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Be Your Own Authority On Priorities

Be Your Own Authority On Priorities

Kelly McElwain is a powerhouse of personality, grace, and kindness. She is very goal-driven and her method works! It has helped her create her own business, rock and win fitness competitions, raise a kind boy, and maintain a humble, sane, aligned sense of self. Her goals are dreams she has made a reality and I am honored to call her my friend.

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The Very Busy Spider Wasn’t Busy At All

The Very Busy Spider Wasn’t Busy At All

Are you a Very Busy Spider or a Very Focused Spider?

I believe that poor spider got mislabeled.  Her web was on point...and she got it done in her time frame.  She was a productive, focused spider...not a Very Busy Spider.

I love Eric Carle, but I am kindly asking for a re-write.

I mean, come on…

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Getting A Grip and Pumping The Breaks Step 1: Down The Lane Game

Getting A Grip and Pumping The Breaks Step 1:  Down The Lane Game

Look at your life from the end game perspective.  Close your eyes and picture yourself years from now, your children are grown up.  What are you doing? What are you kids doing? Do your kids have kids? How do you feel?  How do you want to feel? What are you doing with your life at this stage that you enjoy? Get a really vivid picture, think about holidays and vacations and day to day living.  What are you doing?

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How going minimal helped my mental health and made me a better mom

How going minimal helped my mental health and made me a better mom

 I was constantly cleaning up a mess my 2-year-old had made, attempting to cook some complicated meal, doing piles of laundry, planning workouts and ways to get back to my pre-baby weight and worrying about how I was going to keep it all together when I went back to work in just four short weeks.  

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Oprah just gets this....

I was blown away...but not surprised that Oprah is helping us lead the charge in brain-based research tools helping to teach children and families how to become healthy, happy and find purpose.  Rooting our children in mindfulness, strengthening their "brain muscles" with values and healthy exercise and eating are key to raising happy, resilient children who believe in themselves and know their worth.  Hope you can tune in for her full interview!