This week we’re sharing a Healthy Parenting Connector interview related to stress mastery each day! Find the notes below and check back each day for an update!
Stress is something we all deal with that can be hugely detrimental to our health and relationships but also something that’s often brushed off as “normal” or “not a big deal.” Have you ever heard a friend laughing off her stress as if it’s a joke to think she has time to deal with it? Maybe you’ve been there too.
Even if we can see the negative effects of stress on ourselves and our families it can be so hard to actually make changes to reduce the stress in our lives. I’ve taken the step of becoming a Stress Mastery Educator this past year. Partially for the personal reason that I was so terrible at managing my own stress!
I highly encourage you to check out these interviews I’ve done with my fellow Stress Mastery students as well as the rest of the Healthy Parenting Connector episodes related to stress mastery which I’ve linked to way at the bottom.
I hope you find these helpful to combat the stress that often comes with the Christmas season and enter the New Year refreshed! 🙂
I’m positive more than I’m negative, I’m up more than I’m down, and I’m going forward more than I’m going backward. -Sporty King
He currently works with the military through the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, supporting the mental health of our troops and their families before and after deployment. He had a “real job” for 18 years at the Wall Street Journal and continues to use his writing and humor skills through poetry to help people become better listeners, have personal and professional success, and enjoy their lives. He’s also a master acronym and mnemonic creator (that’s an AMC if you’re following), and I guarantee he will drop some phrases during the next 20 minutes that you won’t be able to forget!
Find him for your next event or just some great joyful memes here.
When I’m with my kids, I want to be completely present. -Audrey Weidman
Audrey Weidman’s mission is to show women who’ve had heart attacks the path of holistic recovery. She does this by helping them to become aware of: their stress load, their self-talk, their habits around food, exercise, and sleep. She is passionate about this because she is a HEART ATTACK SURVIVOR.
She mentors women to CONFIDENTLY TRANSFORM their wellness goals into an ongoing sustainable lifestyle. She believes that TRUE HEALTH comes from within – what we put inside our bodies and the predominant thoughts that we think. She walks the talk and invites you to discover holistic solutions that really work.
Audrey has a PASSION for life and loves ADVENTURE. She enjoys outdoor adventure, cooking, yoga, and gardening. And she has been married to the same wonderful guy since 1989 and is blessed with two amazing daughters who are taking the world by storm.
Find Audrey online here.
It takes a village to make a great world – remember that you don’t know what you don’t know about your neighbors. -Sona Lesmeister
Sona was born in a small town in the Czech Republic, Europe and has lived in the US for the last 15 years. She is passionate about experiencing life to its fullest by creating a life by design, instead of living complacently. After realizing that she was putting off living her life because other things and people always took priority for her attention and energy, Sona began re-learning how to be, love herself and others and determine her real priorities. She started studying stress, its varying forms, and how to use it as an advantage instead of letting it destroy people’s health, relationships, and careers.
Today, she lives in North Dakota with her two sons, a pet lizard, and several newly adopted house plants. She enjoys cooking, meeting people, traveling, dancing, skiing, and discovering life as an essentialist.
In this day and age, the ability to be alone with yourself and garner insights and wisdom is bar none the top superpower. -Zach Renner
Zachary is an elite Mind-Body Mastery Coach and Founder of Awakened Athlete, LLC. He combined his background as a record-holding collegiate athlete and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with the latest research in Applied Integrative Neuroscience, Performance Focused Somatic Therapy and Energetic Psychology to develop the most comprehensive and holistic transformation framework on the market today.
For nearly a decade, his services have only been available to technology companies and financial institutions like IBM, Goldman Sachs, Bridgewater Associates and First Republic Bank, but now he also works with individuals and their families, focusing specifically on current and former athletes of all levels.
Zach also co-founded huBhu, (Humans Being Human) in 2015, a collaboration with Harvard trained psychiatrist and brain researcher Dr. Srini Pillay and CEO-coaching expert Daron Shepard. huBhu is devoted to furthering authentic human connection through technology.