Wisdom

Video: Strengthen Your Family

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We are talking about showing up for all the holiday festivities for the 2018 season. Taking simple shifts in the way we show up for our family activities is what will help strengthen our overall family relationship. Put in the effort during all the time we have together over the holidays and be closer throughout all of next year!

Tell me your favorite thing to do with your family over the holidays in the comments below!!

Wonderful World

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Hi all! Just popping in to remind you how WONDERFUL our world really is. 


This morning I heard on the radio about something called the Carnegie Hero Award. Have you ever heard of this? It’s amazing. It is an award given to a civilian who voluntarily risks his or her life to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the life of another person. AND to top off the heroism, the other person has to be someone that the hero is not responsible for, or in most cases complete strangers. 


The stories are heartwarming. And the most WONDERFUL part about all of this is that the commission receives many submissions per year, making it quiite the process with whom they should choose to receive the awards. 


These are acts where people didn’t have time to think or to calculate, they just acted because it was in them to do so. To me, those split second decisions are a measure of where our hearts lie. It is WONDERFUL to know that so many people act in crisis moments proving that there is so much good in this WONDERFUL world.


So if you need a little proof of the goodness in this world or a little heart warming, go read some of the stories. When we look for WONDERFUL, we find WONDERFUL. #neverstoplooking
PC @jennisyen

People & Joy

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People. I asked my kids last night what they think brings joy into our life and one of their brilliant answers was: People. 

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Old friends and new friends bring energy. Making sure we are positively contributing to those relationships will help those with that same energy want to stick around. 


Some relationships are negative and bring you down. Focus on your energy ratio. If you have a 5 to 1 ratio (positive vs negative) - meaning for every 1 negative interaction we have 5 positive interactions you will soar with your own energy. Be mindful of this and take self care seriously. Sometimes you have to go the extra mile to expose yourself to positive thought. Do it. It will make a difference! #keepasmileonyourface 


And cheers to new friends! They keep life interesting!!

Video: Moody Teens & How To Help Them

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Bringing you some ideas on helping you deal with your teenagers and their moods! Teens are thrown a curveball everyday dealing with hormones and feelings they have never had to manage before.

In this video I am sharing some of the most SIMPLE ways you can help them. Instead of walking on eggshells around them be invested and show up for your child! Watching this video might help you see that dealing with your teenager might be more simple than you thought.

Video: Help Your Kids Push The Reset Button On Their Brain

Video: Enneagram Chat

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Jen and I are chatting about the enneagram! The enneagram is one of the best tools I have ever used for self discovery, ever.

In this video we are sharing a few of our experiences as we walk you through what the enneagram is and how you can approach it. Here are some enneagram resources that we love. We have sifted through some info and are sharing with you the best of what we have been exposed to. My first advice is to print the enneagram diagram and then to cross off the numbers that you know you are not. That will help you narrow it down to a few numbers that you can really pay attention to in the beginning to try to type your enneagram number.

ENNEAGRAM DIAGRAM: https://goo.gl/images/v8KNMC

PODCASTS:

The Litergist (Intermediate understanding) Episode 37: Enneagram with Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/t...

The Living Experiment (Very good for a BEGINNER understanding) Episode 94: Enneagram Intro. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/e...

Action Made Mamas (Very good for a BEGINNER understanding) Episode # 3 : Enneagram with Beth McCord https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/e...

For The Love with Jen Hatmaker (Intermediate understanding) Episode April 29: Know Thy Self /Enneagram with Ian Cron https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/k...

Rise Together with Rachel & David Hollis (Intermediate understanding) Episode August 22: Conflict Resolution in Relationship with Author Chris Heuertz “Sacred Enneagram" https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/c...

Typology (intermediate/solid understanding) With author Ian Cron “The Road Back to You" https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/t...

The Enneagram Journey (intermediate/solid understanding) With author Suzanne Stabile “The Path Between Us" https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/t...

Sleeping at Last by Ryan O’Neal  (intermediate/solid understanding) All podcasts/music presentations on each TYPE in the Enneagram https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/t...

BOOKS: Here is an affiliate link to find all the books below on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/shop/myfriendm...

The Road Back to You (BEGINNER understanding) Author: Ian Cron & Suzanne Stabile

The Path Between Us (Intermediate understanding) Author: Suzanne Stabile

The Sacred Enneagram (BEGINNER understanding) Author: Chris Heuertz

The Wisdom of the Enneagram (intermediate/solid understanding) Author: Don Riso & Russ Hudson

The Complete Enneagram (intermediate/solid understanding) Author: Beatrice Chestnut 

INSTAGRAM:

@yourenneagramcoach @socialenneagram

OTHER RESOURCES TO CONSIDER

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com

I love this site for lots of reasons but I love that you can easily see how numbers relate with each other. The description of mine and my husbands number and how we interact together is uncanny!

https://www.integrative9.com/enneagra...

https://www.enneagramworldwide.com/to...

https://www.endlesssearch.co.uk/philo...

and the Transformation of Consciousness (advanced understanding) https://www.lifeinthetrinityministry.com

Video: Teach Your Kids To Clean Counters & Floors

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Do you want a simple and easy way to teach your kids how to clean the kitchen? This is a fantastic trick that gives kids a visual when it comes to cleaning the counters and sweeping the floors.

I have heard that you have to teach a child 7 times to clean a specific area. 7 times! That is a lot, it takes a minute for them to get it! So be patient and do things like this! It will help them learn so much faster, plus it's not much time on your part! Best of luck teaching how to get things spick and span!

Video: Parenting: The Basketball Analogy

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Are you in the phase of prepping your child to leave home? I'm sharing how my Dad taught me about the basketball analogy and how that helped me phase into my new role as an adult. This video will help you understand how communication helps your kids to navigate through how the parent-child relationship changes and how they can more naturally slip into that adult role. We have to start by treating them like they will be!

Nostalgic Pears

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I am thrilled! We stopped by my Grandpa Gardens old house 🏠 and knocked on the door. We knocked because my Grandpas old tree was just absolutely laden with Asian Pears🍐 

I explained the nostalgia with the fruit. When the tree first started bearing you couldn’t buy Asian Pears in the grocery store where we lived. Grandpa would save the few that came on those first few years and carefully cut and share them with all of us. It became a taste of my childhood. He would now be thrilled to see how the fruit has multiplied! 

The renters in the house told us we could take as many as we would like! Feeling super nostalgic and grateful! 
#asianpears

Video: Sore Muscles - 3 Things That Can Help

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Here are three different items that absolutely help tight, sore or injured muscles. Get the relief you need through these awesome tried and true remedies.

Click this affiliate link to find these items on my Amazon Influencer page: https://www.amazon.com/shop/myfriendm...

Link for the fascia rolling video: https://youtu.be/9Nhq53yw73s