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

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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Tough Conversations! 2nd Friday Parenting Hat

Do you dread those tough conversations with your kids? What kinds of conversations are hard for you as a parent to have with your kids? What conversations are tough and uncomfortable for  your kids to hear?

Sometimes it’s difficult to sit our kids down and have frank discussion about things they may encounter in life.  We feel self conscious, uncomfortable, and even maybe a bit embarrassed when we are faced with having the conversations with our kids about sex.  We may think that our kids would never have a need to know about the dangers of alcohol and drugs.  We may think that our kids are on the right path and don’t need a lot of direct conversation about things that happen in life and  the choices they will face – and of the consequences of both.

Tamra Wade of PaperHopeBlog joined Mom of Many Hats Radio to talk about the discussions we must be having with our kids.  She shared with us personal stories about the types of conversations she has had with her daughters, how she has approached them, and how they have played out. Through her blog  a collection of writings and stories from her  own life as a teen,  she shares her journal entries from her angst filled teenage years as a source of conversation for other moms and daughters to base tough conversations around.  Through the use of these stories, parents and kids have a safe and neutral place to talk about the situations and decisions that kids will face in their lives.

Although as parents we often feel uncomfortable about starting the conversations, we must get past our own discomfort and have frank and honest conversations with our kids. In today’s world our kids are facing the same things that we did when we were their age, but it comes at them so much faster and furiously due to technology.  For that reason, we need to be proactive and have the tough discussions with them. Tamra gave us these tips on how to do that:

  • Set a Good Environment – Choose a time, a place and an environment that is going to be free of other distractions or siblings that may interfere with the conversation.
  • Share Stories – People relate to stories that are similar to what they are going through.  Sharing a story helps to make the other person feel like they are not alone in a situation or decision.  It provides a safe place and a conversation starter.
  • Ask Open Ended Questions – Open ended questions require more than just a yes or no answer.  They encourage discussion and keep the conversation flowing.

If you would like to know more about how to have tough conversations with your children, visit Tamra’s site PaperHopeBlog.  To listen to the broadcast of this show, click HERE To listen to broadcasts from any of the Mom of Many Hats Radio Shows, click HERE .  To take Mom of Many Hats Radio with you where ever you go – get the FREE ITUNES downloads my clicking the PODCAST GAL on the side bar!

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Third Friday Health And Beauty/ Breast Cancer IBC

Did you know that statistics show that breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women? Did you know that breast cancer is not always a lump? Did you know that men are not immune to breast cancers?

Today on Mom of Many Hats Radio We had a very important conversation about Breast Cancer.  Amy Schultz is a wife, a mother, and my sister in the midst of the battle with IBC – Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  Amy had a clear mammogram 13 months prior to being diagnosed in stage IV inflammatory breast cancer.  She went to her Doctor for a cold and by chance had her doctor look at rash she had on her breast.  She hadn’t given a lot of thought to the rash, but her doctor was aware of the symptoms of IBC an sent her directly to a breast surgeon.  That day she had an initial diagnoses – confirmed two days later, of IBC.

Amy’s IBC did not manifest in the form of a lump.  IBC rarely does. IBC is a rare and aggressive type of breast cancer.  It is a cancer that block the lymphatic system resulting in swelling, dimpling of the skin, and a sheetlike growth of cancer cells.  When it is found, it is almost always in a late III or IV stage – meaning that it has metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body.   It is often missed by mammograms and misdiagnosed.  For these reasons, it is important for us to know the symptoms and advocate for our own heath.

Amy has had chemotherapy, radiation and a mastectomy.  She is still in treatment after a host of different types of chemotherapy cocktails.

Along with regular self exams, clinical exams and mammograms (at the interval recommendation by your Doctor) a you can add the SISTER check to look for signs of IBC.

SISTER CHECK

  • S – Size or Swelling
  •  I – Inflammation or Itchiness
  • S – Soreness
  • T – Texture or Orange Peel Appearance
  • E – Engorgement or Flattening Nipple
  • R – Redness or Change in Color

To  hear more about Amy’s Journey and this important conversation please click HERE. To learn more about IBC please visit The IBC Network To listen to past Mom of Many Hats Radio Shows click HERE or click the Itunes Gal on the sidebar to listen to broadcasts on the go!

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Second Friday Parenting Hat, The Severson Sisters Connections 10/14/11

Have you ever had to deal with bullying issues?  Have you ever wanted to know about some tools to help prevent it?

Carrie Severson of Severson Sisters Foundation shared with us about a fantastic program to bring awareness and prevention to bullying. As a result of her own life experience and life reflection, Carrie saw a need to change the way that girls interact with girls – a way to break through the “mean girl” syndrome.  Through creative arts, The Severson Sisters program – Connections, teaches girls to embrace the “Super Girl” within, understand that as girls, we are all in this together, and that they need to treat each other with understanding and respect.

Both boys and girls are bullied. But Carrie noticed that girls often bully in a “different” way.  She saw that the dynamic in girl bullying instances, peaking in the middle school years, is often about social power and needing a place in the group.  In power preservation mode, girls often use cutting and emotionally based words and actions to find some control and status. Connections helps the girls to recognize their own value and uniqueness through using positive words, positive actions and empowering activities. They share stories and experiences to help build understanding and empathy for what others are going through and how bullying behavior impacts others.  The creative arts component of the program help the girls to express what they are feeling and experiencing in a different way than just talk – something that bullying victims are often hesitant to do.

Carrie gave us some signs to help us recognize if  a child that is being bullied or that may be engaging in bullying behavior:

  • They withdraw from social functions with friends.
  • They seem depressed.
  • They suddenly want to miss school.
  • They stop enjoying the activities they used to do.
  • They feel suddenly incapable in areas that they had been confident in.
  • If they are engaging in bullying behavior, they may have been through a trauma in another area of life.

If you would like to know more about the Severson Sisters Connections Program click on the logo above or visit the Severson Sisters Site . To listen to the Mom of Many  Hats Radio Show featuring the Carrie Severson of the Severson Sisters Foundation, click HERE! Broadcasts are also available as FREE Itunes downloads.  Just click the sidebar Itunes Mom!

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Fifth Friday Coture Hat 9/30/11 Janet Perez Eckles


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How do you bounce back after tragedy? How do you find the strength to carry on when it feels like things are hopeless and? How do you keep going when you feel inadequate in the world?

On Today’s Show, Janet Perez Eckles told us about her life, the challenges she has faced – Losing her sight as a young mother of three young sons, enduring the near collapse of her marriage, and facing the loss of her son.  She shared how she chose to live life forward and not be stuck in what she had lost, but free in what she has. Janet is the embodiment of a Wonderful Super Woman!

Janet also shared with us her book Simply Salsa – Dancing without Fear at God’s Fiesta!In this book she shares how we can go from existing in

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fear and feeling inadequate to truly living and having a  heart full of joy and celebration for the gifts that we have.  Janet’s life, example, and story are a testament to how the power of faith in God, forgiveness, tenacity, and purposeful choosing of joy can lead us to a fulfilled life worthy of our own belief in our value and importance. Even in the darkest times in life, Janet shows us that there is hope and life just waiting for us – if we choose it.

To learn more about Janet, please visit her site, Inspiration For You!

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Creative Hat With Sarah Witenhafer, Author of Tamed 8/26/11

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How do you define creativity? We looked at wearing our creativity hat with Sarah Whitenhafer.

As moms, we engage in so many activities that are creative, but we don’t always realize how valuable our creativity is.  Our creativity is an expression of ourselves.  It is also a lesson to our children about how to express who they are through creating something outside of themselves.

Creativity comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  It could be music, art, dance – anything that allows an outlet of expression that is different that the common spoken word.  Sarah shared her creative journey with the written word as she took us through the process of writing her novel, Tamed .  We talked about what creativity is, what impact it as on us as moms. and the impact it has on our families. Sarah shared with us what blessings the process of being creative brought to her family, her faith, and her self.

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