Hey Working Parents... Bring Your Whole Self to Work with Mike Robbins

Mike Robbins is the author of three books, Focus on the Good StuffBe Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and Nothing Changes Until You Do, which have been translated into fourteen different languages.  His fourth book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, comes out May 1st. As an expert in teamwork, leadership, and emotional intelligence, Mike delivers keynotes and seminars around the world that empower people, leaders, and teams to engage in their work, collaborate, and perform at their best. Through his speeches, seminars, consulting, and writing, Mike teaches important techniques that allow individuals and organizations to be more appreciative, authentic, and effective with others and themselves.

Learn more about Mike at mike-robbins.com

Activate more inspiration, love, and generosity in your life with the game Sparked, with Lisa Rueff

Lisa is an entrepreneur who has accomplished more in the last 5 years than most people do in a lifetime. From creating Sparked, an innovative game company, to building an orphanage and school in Haiti, leading international humanitarian retreats to running a wish-granting music foundation and most recently launching Collective Hearts, her mission is to ignite and amplify more inspiration, love and generosity worldwide. Today, you’ll be learning about Sparked, the game with Inspiration, Heart and Hilarity. Lisa created the game to bring people together to celebrate, inspire and uplift each other. It’s meaningful, impactful and a revolutionary new way to play and engage people and bring out the best in each other.

www.collectivehearts.net

www.readysetsparked.com

The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening with Laurie Cameron

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com 

Listen in to this practical and supportive conversation between Michelle & Laurie Cameron on how to weave mindfulness into daily life. You can check out Laurie’s new book The Mindful Day wherever books are sold.

Raising Children with Challenges: Celebrating the Uniqueness of Every Child with Susan Stiffelman

Join Michelle as she interviews Susan Stiffelman who shares supportive lessons from her upcoming online conference. Listen in to the podcast then register for the free conference here. Speakers include Dan Siegel, Laura Markham, Susan Kaiser Greenland, and more!  

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Kids & Tech: An Exploration...And Some Hope. A Conversation with Andrew Dunn

This week, join Michelle and Andrew as they explore the tricky business of our relationship to technology and what it all means for our kids growing up in the information age.

Andrew is a San Francisco-based conscious entrepreneur who envisions a world in which technology supports humans being. A digital native who struggled with tech addiction for over a decade, he is currently working on Siempo to give people their lives back. Siempo's first product is an Android app that transforms your phone into a more intentional and less distracting experience. Andrew is also passionate about mindfulness, organizational culture and learning and development. Follow Andrew on Twitter at @AandrewDunn.

If you love this podcast please head over to iTunes to leave a review and don't forget to check out Michelle's book "Mindful Parenting in a Messy World" on Amazon.

Hey Parents....Let's Talk Money: Our Values, Strategies, and Relationship with Finances, with Adam Koren

Adam Koren is a Financial Coach who joins Michelle to talk about our relationship to money and how we might share our values and strategies with our children. A touchy subject brought to you with a little levity. 

If you love this podcast please head over to iTunes to leave a favorable review and don't forget to check out Michelle's book "Mindful Parenting in a Messy World" on Amazon. 

As we rise, our children rise...and other nuggets of parenting wisdom with Tami Astorino

This week, Join Tami and Michelle as they explore why nurturing ourselves nurtures our children. Tami Astorino, M.Ed. is the Co-Creator or Rise Gatherings. Tami is a national speaker, yoga instructor, educator and plant nutrition enthusiast who facilitates classes and retreat experiences to empower women.  She combines her 25 years of experience in the fields of counseling psychology and fitness to create opportunities for people to grow and experience more joy. Her organization, Rise Gatherings, provides day and weekend retreat experiences where women gather to raise their voices and spirits. www.risegatherings.com

Should you decide to join us for the annual retreat weekend May 18th-20th please use the code MICHELLE to receive $100 off the cost of your ticket. 

If you love this podcast please head over to iTunes to leave a review and don't forget to check out Michelle's book "Mindful Parenting in a Messy World" at Amazon.

Motherhood Reimagined: When Becoming A Mother Doesn't Go As Planned

At the age of thirty-nine, Sarah Kowalski heard her biological clock ticking, loudly. A single woman harboring a deep ambivalence about motherhood, Kowalski needed to decide once and for all: Did she want a baby or not? More importantly, with no partner on the horizon, did she want to have a baby alone? Once she revised her idea of motherhood―from an experience she would share with a partner to a journey she would embark upon alone―the answer came up a resounding Yes. After exploring her options, Kowalski chose to conceive using a sperm donor, but her plan stopped short when a doctor declared her infertile. How far would she go to make motherhood a reality? Kowalski catapulted herself into a diligent regimen of herbs, Qigong, meditation, acupuncture, and more, in a quest to improve her chances of conception. Along the way, she delved deep into spiritual healing practices, facing down demons of self-doubt and self-hatred, ultimately discovering an unconventional path to parenthood. In the end, to become a mother, Kowalski did everything she said she would never do. And she wouldn't change a thing. 

http://motherhoodreimagined.org/about-us/

Dharma Comics: Uplifting Comics On The Curious Journey Through Life And Love

Ever wonder who designed the stick figure meditator in Michelle’s podcast logo? Leah Pearlman is the creator and founder of Dharma Comics, a popular web comic series. She is also the author of Drawn Together: Uplifting Comics on the curious Journey through Life and Love. She had originally started her career as a technologist, most recently working for Facebook where she co-created both Facebook pages and the Like button, the very features that later helped her comics spread.

The Reluctant Parent: Stories of Love, Adoption, Diversity, and Self-Care

Michelle interviews the inspiring Lynn Johnson. Lynn is a visionary entrepreneur, speaker, girl advocate, and Co-Founder/CEO of Spotlight: Girls– a certified B Corp that inspires, educates, and activates girls & women to take center stage. A multi-media platform and summer camp, Spotlight: Girls gives girls the skills to step into their light and become the leaders we’ve all been waiting for. 

In 2016, Lynn raised over $300,000 in capital to grow her business and prepare to franchise Go Girls! ™ - their popular summer camp - nationally.  A sought-after speaker and facilitator, her work has been recognized by Ashoka Changemakers, SheEO, and ICA Fund Good Jobs. Lynn is the very first recipient of the Force for Good Fund, an accelerator focused on women/people-of-color entrepreneurs growing best-for-the world businesses. Most recently, she became the winner of SheKnows Media’s #ThePitch – a platform and video series launched to elevate, connect and coach female entrepreneurs.

Lynn works as a coach for Jenny Kassan Consulting and serves on the National Advisory Board of Teaching Artists Guild, the Board of Directors of the How Kids Learn Foundation, and the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women.  She and her wife and co-founder, Allison Kenny, live and work in Oakland, CA with their yappy dogs and squirrely Go Girl!, playing theater games at the dinner table and fighting to see who can be the bossiest.

Tales From The Road: One Families Experience Traveling Across The US

Join us as Michelle chats with Aaron and Megan Schiller about their epic adventure traveling across the United States for three months in an Airstream trailer with their two daughters.

Megan and Aaron Schiller are the hosts of Muse & The Catalyst, a podcast about getting inspired and taking action to create the life of your dreams. Megan is the founder of The Art Pantry, a design studio specializing in children's creative play spaces. Aaron is a life coach who works with parents focused on their personal, spiritual, and professional growth. They are the parents of two girls, ages 9 and 5, and live in Mill Valley, Ca.

Understanding Our Misunderstood Kids: A Different View On The Difficult Child

Listen in as Dayna Abraham, Author of the new book The Superkids Activity Guide To Conquering Every Day shares her philosophy on how parents can help empower their children. Be ready to flip your views and see how a child’s struggles and differences  can help them grow. Dayna is full of practical tips and offers a ton of free resources on her Website and Facebook Groups.

Dayna is the mother to three totally awesome superkids who inspire her every day to be the best grown-up sidekick they could ask for. When she’s not helping her kids conquer the world, she keeps busy by writing atlemonlimeadventures.com, writing books like Sensory Processing 101, STEAM Kids, and Learn and Play with LEGO®, and drinking lots of coffee. As a little girl, she wished grown-ups and other kids saw her as a superkid, so now she’s made it her mission to inspire kids like you to love who they are and embrace their differences.

What Is Your Mother's Quest? Digging Into Our Purpose With Julie Neale

Join Julie and Michelle as they discuss the importance and sacredness of mother’s connecting to their purpose. We also discuss how Julie’s quest has brought her closer to social justice work and you can listen in to her podcast with Nicole Lee about Courageous Conversation about Race here. During our conversation she also mentioned a podcast she recorded with her son Ryan and you can listen to that here.

Mother’s Quest Founder, Julie Neale honors both the magic and the mess of parenthood and believes our children challenge us to grow into our best selves. She is on a mission to live a truly E.P.I.C. life and, through her example, inspire her children to do the same. Her “for-purpose” venture, Mother’s Quest, provides inspiration, coaching and community so other mothers can live their E.P.I.C. lives.

Why Is It So Hard To Ask for Help? A Conversation with Annmarie Chereso

First and foremost a parent, Annmarie has spent the past 18 years perfecting the art of parenting imperfectly in balance with the rest of her life. Annmarie believes that the most valuable tool we have is presence. She guides parents, educators, and children to cultivate presence and unconditional love in all areas of their lives. She lives in Chicago with her partner and their blended family of five children.

You can learn more about Annmarie at bringithome.me