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Build and Strengthen Your Body Safely with Fitness Expert Dr. Shannon Ritchey

Build and Strengthen Your Body Safely with Fitness Expert Dr. Shannon Ritchey

October 15, 2021

Dr. Shannon Ritchey is an Entrepreneur, Founder of Evlo Fitness, Doctor of Physical Therapy and wife. She focuses on creating safe exercise programs for those suffering like she was.

I started listening to her podcast, “Fit Body, Happy Joints” and I LOVE it already. Shannon taught me ways of rethinking my workouts and I love learning from her. I can’t wait to learn more.

I love how she taught me this week not to just do 2-3 really high intensity training workouts and be done thinking I’m good, but to consider doing more consistent workouts that don’t wear my muscles out completely like my intense training days. 

She reminded me that there is a narrow window of total number of calories my body will burn in a day. So, just because I exercised more, doesn’t mean I burned more calories. That’s a revolutionary thought for me.

I think you will really enjoy this episode and learn something new and be inspired this week when you think about doing a little exercise. And she even offers virtual classes and a membership to watch the videos on your own time. 

Follow Dr. Shannon - 

www.evlofitness.com

Instagram: @dr.shannon.dpt

Podcast: Fit Body, Happy Joints

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Foster Creativity In Your Child with Inventor Doug Patton

Foster Creativity In Your Child with Inventor Doug Patton

October 4, 2021

Whether we recognize it or not, all of us have great creative resources within us, and they can help us discover greater happiness.

This week’s guest is Doug Patton, an industrial designer who was featured on ABC’s American Inventor television series and has created more than 300 products in 20 international market categories. 

His new book, “Conquering the Chaos of Creativity”, provides a map to help you find your own creative process. He’s here to talk about the connection between creativity and happiness and help each of us learn to find our own creative superpowers.

He shares with us:

  • The role creativity played in his life
  • The connection between creativity and happiness
  • Why creativity is crucial to us really achieving happiness
  • How exercise plays a role in creativity
  • Mindfulness and meditation and how they work in problem solving
  • How parents can foster creativity in their child
  • The importance of allowing your child to explore their creative side
  • Why Doug’s book caught the attention of higher ed and the necessity of teaching this to students
  • The results people get when they start intentionally experiencing creativity?

https://www.pattondesign.com/

https://www.conqueringthechaosofcreativity.com/

Instagram @pattondesigninc 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

 

Raising Compassionate and Confident Kids with Author Heather Shumaker

Raising Compassionate and Confident Kids with Author Heather Shumaker

October 2, 2021

Heather Shumaker began writing books in elementary school, but then went on to work in land conservation for two decades and was a coastal program director for protecting Arcadia’s dunes.

She went from working in the area of science to becoming a national speaker on parenting and early childhood topics with her two renegade parenting books: Listen to these titles -  “It’s OK Not to Share" and “It’s OK to Go Up the Slide” and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids and she is an advocate for free, unstructured play in homes and schools. 

On this episode you will learn about:

  • True PLAY is the child’s own ideas bursting out of them.
  • Kids process their thoughts and ideas in a recess time. 
  • Play recharges a child’s brain and gives them energy back.

When kids aren’t provided time to play and have those breaks, their memory, focus and problem solving skills and cognitive functions decrease plus their impulse control gets shaky so behavior issues come up. The more recesses they have, the more benefit for them especially kids with ADHD.

The skills that kids need for future jobs are getting along with other people, social interaction, conflict mediation, creativity thinking, flexible thinking and problem solving. When a child plays they develop those skills by playing by themselves and with others. 

Reading for pleasure! That does wonders for kids! If a child is struggling to read, allow the adult to read to the child, they learn so much language by being read aloud to. 

Sleep improves memory, problem-solving and behavior.

We need to be teaching kids 5-6 years old, skills of play to get along with others and follow their own ideas and develop connections in their brain, so their brains are ready at age 7 for academic learning.

You can follow Heather at - 

https://heathershumaker.com/

Twitter - @heathershumaker

Podcast - BookSmitten

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

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