Live Inspired and Feed Your Spirit with Michelle Sedas!

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Are you constantly doing for others? Do you feel exhausted and overwhelmed, but still spend what little energy you have on others? Do you feel  guilty saying no and taking time for yourself?

Inspirational author, Michelle Sedas joined Mom of Many Hats Radio to share her inspiration and experience resulted in her beautiful book Live Inspired.  We discussed how you can stretch your mind, gladden your heart, and nourish your soul. Taking the time to feed our own spirits makes us better able to feed the spirits of those we love.

As moms, and as women, we often give and give until we have nothing left to give.  It is so easy for us to get into the cycle of pouring out of the pitcher, but not taking the time to fill it up.  We love our children and want to do for them, exist for them, and give them our all.  But at the end of the day, if we try to pour from an empty pitcher, everyone ends up thirsty.

Michelle shared pearls of wisdom that she has learned and clung to in her own journey as a woman and as a mother.  These things have helped her to  live inspired everyday. Michelle gave these inspiring gems to our listeners to help them refill, refresh, and live inspired too:

  • If we stay busy, we feel we are doing right. We need to slow down and drink in the moments.
  • Women that know the importance of self-care are the women that shine. We need to take care of ourselves.
  • We only have one life to live.  This is it, so, act now!
  • There is nothing in life that at some point can’t be laughed at.
  • Get in touch with what sets you on fire.
  • Mix it up!

Michelle Sedas is the author of Welcome The Rain, Live Inspired, and the coauthor ofThe Power of 10%. She is the cofounder of Running Moms Rock and the host of the Inspired Living Cafe.  She randomly writes a blog, fittingly titled: What’s Running Through My Mind… random musings by Michelle Sedas

To purchase or learn more about Michelle’s books and to read her blog, visit MichelleSedas.com

You can also connect with Michelle on Twitter: @MichelleSedas or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MichelleSedasAuthor

Breaking Through the Lies That Women Tell Themselves with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith 3/16/12

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Do you have dreams and aspirations only to find yourself doubting your abilities?  Do you minimize or second guess your ability? Do you feel bound and stuck, and don’t know how to move past the barriers holding you in place?

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith joined Mom of Many Hats Radio to talk about the 7 Lies women tell themselves, holding them back from fulfillment and happiness. Dr. Dalton-Smith will discussed her book, Set Free To Live Free - BreakingThrough the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves , and shared how women can break free of mental ties that keep us from living free and living out our dreams.

In her Medical Practice, Dr. Dalton-Smith would encounter women that were looking for something to cure their malaise- a similar condition that affected many of them. Many felt unhappy, frustrated, down, and alone.  Drawing from her experience as a Doctor and as a woman and a mom, Dr. Dalton-Smith identified mental blocks- or lies, that women get caught up in. Those lies create a feeling of unhappiness and lack of fulfillment.

Lies

Among the lies that women tell themselves are:

  • Perfection
  • Envy
  • Image
  • Balance
  • Control
  • Emotions
  • Limits

Breaking Free!

Dr. Dalton-Smith also shares five stages that women can embrace to help them break free of the lies and step into freedom.

  • Illumination
  • Activation
  • Transitioning
  • Expulsion
  • Detachment

About Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Dr.  Dalton-Smith is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has been actively practicing medicine since 1999. She serves in the medical and academic communities through medical practice as well as teaching. She is passionate about teaching women freedom through Christ and has is a published author writing about the physicians role in spirituality and patient care.

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Discover Organizing With Jill Yesko! 2/24/12

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Tired of living with the stress of too

much “stuff?”

Discover how wonderful it feels to free up your mind to focus on the creative and important decisions instead of worrying about juggling clutter! ~ Discover Organizing Inc.

Jill Yesko of Discover Organizing joined Mom of Many Hats Radio to talk about the benefits of organization.  Jill shared tips on where to start when it seems too big of a task to tackle, how we can take small steps to reach our organizational goals, and how organizing can help open up creativity.

Organization can help to combat the chaos in our everyday lives.  By organizing, we can recapture calm and clarity in homes and businesses. Clearing out, cleaning up, and creating a place for the things that we feel we need in our spaces brings order and structure  in day to day functioning. Organization creates a structure and routine that frees our environment and our minds to concentrate on and nurture things other than our “stuff.”

But, organizing is sometimes a challenge - especially when the task seems so big.

Jill shared some great tips for starting the organization process. Among those tips were:

  • Start in a place of your own sanctuary – ie. the master bedroom
  • Set and state small reachable goals – not a general broad stated goal
  • Use a four box system – Keep, Toss, Sell, Donate
  • Use clear boxes for storing and organizing

Jill is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. The goal of her company, Discover Organizing is to make lives better through sharing and teaching organization skills and pracitices both in the home and in the workplace!

To hear more about Jill and Discover Organizing, follow the listening links above.  There are great tips and information waiting for you to help you get started on organizing your space, and simplifying your life!

Fit in 2012! Fitness Tips with Fitness Coach Dana Neve

Dana Neve, Fitness Coach

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Fit in 2012!

With the new year, many people make fitness goals.  Did you?

Fitness goals are often so hard to keep.  When it comes to our fitness, it is an area that we often give up on.  It is an area that so full of choices, and we have to make the right ones, from our food, to our lifestyle, to our activity.  It gets tough sometimes, because we can’t cut out food, lifestyle, or activities.  None of them are out of sight and out of mind.  We just have to choose the healthy way. With so many options in front of us, how do we make the right choices? How do we choose to have a healthy meal instead of fast food? How do we decide to move our bodies instead of sitting on the couch?

Fitness Isn’t Limited to the Gym!

Fitness Coach Dana Neve shared her passion for fitness and health by sharing her own fitness story and fitness routine. Through the use of at home programs, she showed us that being fit doesn’t have to be done at the gym.  Through using the tools and programs available, and through having accountability to a coach or workout partner, the path of fitness is just one step away. Dana shared a wealth of information as we discussed 10 fitness facts, regarding the importance, the physical and overall well being benefits, and the ease at which we can all start a healthy lifestyle – even if we are starting from square one.

Re-frame How We See Fitness 

As a motivator and teacher of healthy living and getting the body moving,  Dana reminds us that our health and fitness is a priority that deserves a regular spot in our appointment books.  Through taking the viewpoint of food as fuel for our bodies and realizing that our fitness goals are 80%what we eat, we can re-frame how we see food – that junk food and good tasting, satisfying food are not the same thing. When we open up our minds and taste buds, we can find a whole new world of foods that give us better gas mileage in our daily living. She also shared that progress in our fitness should be measured in how we feel and in inches, not in the daily number on a scale.

How do you Learn More About This Topic and About Dana?

Listen to the full broadcast HERE.  It is also available on ITunes FREE so you can take it with you and listen as you are on the path to fitness!

Dana Neve

Dana is a New Orleans native living in the Twin Cities for the past eighteen years with her husband and two teenage daughters.  She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, runner, fitness coach, motivator, speaker, fitness writer and avid spectator of her kids’ sports. Fitness has always been a part of her life, but it wasn’t until 2000 that she became passionate about it.  After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and having a negative reaction to the medication prescribed, she decided to control the symptoms with exercise and proper nutrition.  The results were life changing and it has become her mission to help others lead longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives through fitness and nutrition.  She coaches people around the country developing nutrition plans and recommending workout programs for her clients, while motivating and supporting them along the way.

She is dedicated to helping people reach their health and fitness goals and would love to help you too. Find her on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DanaNeve, follow her on Twitterhttp://tinyurl.com/3bsstuy and visit her website www.danafit4life.com

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Martial and Mental Enrichment, 2nd Friday Parenting Hat! 1-13-12

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Do you have a child with ADD or ADHD?  Are you looking for ways to help your child focus?

Attention Deficits and Hyper Activity can be a challenge for parents as well as children.  Lack of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior can create stressors in the home, in school, and in social relationships.  When a child has difficulty organizing daily tasks and activities, playing quietly, or working patiently within a group, the experience and environment for the child may not be the  as beneficial as it could be.  It may also be a challenge for others in the group.

Each child is an individual and should be evaluated and have the best course of treatment or management tools for their individual needs. Mom of Many Hats Radio guest Tiffany Richards shares with us the tool of Martial Arts, that may be beneficial in helping some children with focus and clarity. Tiffany Richards of Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts Studio joined Mom of Many Hats Radio today to talk about a program launch that is specially designed for children with ADD or ADHD.  In her time instructing Martial Arts, Tiffany noticed the benefits for children with attention differences saw in focus, following instructions and attention.  With the partnership of a world renowned psychologist, Tiffany designed the Martial and Mental Enrichment Program (ME) to directly benefit children with ADD and ADHD.

Tiffany shared the four “times” that the program emphasizes:

  • Screen Time – time spent in front of electronics
  • Green Time – time spent outside or away from screens and moving
  • Me Time - focused time together
  • Clean Time –  exampling and modeling what is expected

Tiffany also shared that the program utilizes exercise/movement, novelty, and emotional stimulation to connect with kids and help them focus and concentrate on principals of Karate.  Through the focus and concentration required of the Martial Art, she has noticed improvements as well as some parents noticed improvement in focus and clarity.

To learn more about the ME program and the program guidelines, or the Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts Studio, please visit http://peacefulwarriorphx.com/ .  To find out about a special event for information about Martial and Mental Enrichment on January 18, 2012, and other news visit the Peaceful Warrior blog at http://peacefulwarriorphx.blogspot.com/

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New Year Financial Resolutions with Jerry Citarella – First Friday Finance!

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The New Year is upon us! 

Did you make resolutions? Were any of those resolutions regarding finances?

The new year is a fresh start and a chance to take a fresh look at things in our lives.  One of the areas we should look at is our finances.  As the new calendar year starts, making assessments of financial heath and identifying changes can help start the year off on a good path.  Looking at household budgets, large purchases or savings goals, and retirement plans is a wise and responsible financial task that we should not shy away from.

But looking at and assessing finances can be a difficult and daunting task.  We may see things we don’t want to see.  We may need to make changes that we don’t want to make.  Even if our financial health looks good, it is always prudent to revisit our financial plans and goals. Where ever the health of our finances stand, we should not be afraid to dig in, and not be afraid to ask the opinion of a financial professional.

Guest Jerry Citarella – Financial Professional

Jerry R. Citarella of Infinity Wealth Management, and author of The Truth Helps Series, joined Mom of Many Hats Radio to discuss how we can navigate our New Years Financial resolutions. Jerry has 20 years experience in the financial services industry and has been a trainer and speaker on various fianancial topics. From what types of goals to set, to managing budgets and purchases, to where to start when your finances seem overwhelming, Jerry will offer advice and discussion on setting ourselves on the path to financial health.

Although each person’s financial planning and situation is unique and should be discussed with a professional individually, Jerry offered some general advice on how we can set ourselves on a path to meeting our financial goals.  A few of the take-aways from the broadcast include:

  • A good place to look at  when making financial goals is at spending habits.
  • Separate needs and wants.
  • Be realistic about your financial situation and seek out unbiased opinions.
  • Create accountability for yourself in reaching your goals.
  • Be patient in reaching your goals.
  • It’s never too early to start saving for large life expenses and retirement.
  • When you are choosing a financial professional, if they are not asking you the hard questions, you may want to keep looking.
You Can Be a Winner!

Along with the great advice, we have two opportunities for you to win a copy of Jerry’s book – The Truth Helps.  Answer one of the following questions and submit your answer to Mom of Many Hats Radio through the contact e-mail. The first correct answers received via e-mail will be winning entries.  E-mails will be accepted and answered until until the sooner of February 6, 2012 or until both questions have been answered correctly.

1. On average, how much of their disposable incomes do Americans spend? (Answer is in the broadcast)

2. In what year was Jerry inspired to write about truth in the financial planning process? (Answer is in the broadcast or on Jerry’s site.)

Good luck and good financial planning!

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Tips for Nutrition -Third Friday Healthy Hat! Nicole La Placa of Lyrical Nutrition 9/16/11

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Do you ever feel like your hats are just a bit off balance?  Is it sometimes difficult and tiring to juggle them all?

Health Coach Nicole La Placa of Lyrical Nutrition joined us this week to talk about the role that good nutrition plays in our day to day activities. Nicole is the CEO, founder of Lyrical Nutrition.  She works with clients, individuals and groups to help people find a a healthy balance between diet and lifestyle. She shared tips for on the go snacking to keep your energy up, some of the pitfalls we encounter when we are trying to get a grasp on our nutrition, some easy ways to make changes to our nutritional habits,  and some of the factors that contribute to our nutritional challenges.

Nicole left us with some wonderful tips for working towards a healthier lifestyle and to to help us juggle all of our hats. Here are a few of them:

1. Set reachable goals. Celebrate when you get there. Set the next one. It’s the small steps that will get us there.

2. Fight the media images that impact how we think we should look or be.  We are all different and complex. We need to love ourselves for who we are and be the best that we are meant to be.

3. Use an 80/20 rule with nutrition. Eat great 80% of the time. Healthy eating is bot about perfection.

4. When traveling, take note of where grocery stores are so you can purchase healthy snacks instead of fast food options.

If you are would like to know more about Nicole, click her image above or contact her at: www.LyricalNutrition.com , e-mail LyricalNutrition@Ymail.com, Twitter , Tumblr, or Facebook!

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Healthy Living Hat! Running Moms Rock! 8/19

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We need to don our healthy hats to be the best that we can be. It isn’t always easy to find the motivation to get out there and move our bodies.  Shouldn’t running after the kids and all of our household responsibilities be enough exercise to keep us fit?

This week Erika Westmoreland and Michelle Sedas of Running Moms Rock shared with us about staying healthy and happy through running and overall fitness. They reminded us that making time for being fit is not a selfish thing. Fitness should be a priority with it’s own slot on our daily schedules.  It is important to us and our own health, but also to that of our families and our communities. When we are in better health and staying fit, we have more energy, less stress, a better outlook on the day to day tasks of being a parents.  We provide a healthy example to our children and help to steer them into and attitude of healthy living. They also shared a fabulous saying that we can use to motivate us – A fit mom is a healthy mom is a happy mom.

In their shared love of running and fitness, their mothering hearts, and their care and love for children in the community, they have created a wonderful organization, Running Moms Rock . It not only promotes healthy living and empowering moms and families to exercise through an organized run, but benefits community organizations as well. The sponsored event benefits  the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County.

If you would like to support Running Moms Rock or it’s beneficiaries, you can do so by visiting their site. If you want to help spread the word in  your community, click the photo above to purchase a quality running hat that you can wear in support of healthy living and community service.

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