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Conscious Parenting - How To Connect With Your Child with Anna Reeves

Conscious Parenting - How To Connect With Your Child with Anna Reeves

December 25, 2021

Anna Zeccolo Coaching was established in 2021 amidst the pandemic to provide women an opportunity to gain greater clarity around their relationships with themselves and others. Anna is a worldwide Certified Neurolinguistic Programming Coach and Hypnotherapist. She practices Quantum Time Techniques and NLP processes and integrations with her clients. 

https://www.annazcoaching.com/

Anna Zeccolo (Zeh co lo) Reeves, CEO and founder of Tiny Chefs Inc, and Tiny Chefs Franchise, the leading and premier recreational cooking school for kids in the DC Metro area since 2007.  Anna’s Masters in Reading and Literature and Bachelors in Elementary Education supported her in the education field for over 10 years teaching children ages 5-13.  Her career began in upstate New York, travelled to North Carolina and culminated in the DC Metropolitan area. 

 

While a kindergarten teacher, Anna combined her passion for teaching along with her ravenous interest in cooking to create the concept of cooking in schools and camps as a turn key program.  Her culinary adventures began by watching Food Network and attending professional cooking and pastry classes. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is Conscious Parenting?
  • The one thing you can do today if you are struggling to connect with your child
  • When your child or teen act out at home or school, find out what lies underneath their behavior and what you can do
  • How to feel more balanced, manage work, kids and time for yourself 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. 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

The Psychology of Possibility with Harvard Professor, Dr. Ellen Langer

The Psychology of Possibility with Harvard Professor, Dr. Ellen Langer

December 18, 2021

Living without stress is possible. Most of us are living mindlessly virtually all of the time, why that is and how do we change?

Social psychologist and Harvard University professor, Ellen Langer, Ph.D. Dr. Langer is the author of 11 books including Mindfulness: The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. 

“We have many, many studies that suggest that the limits we assume are real are artificial, and that we don’t have to  accept them at all.”

She is known as “The Mother of Mindfulness”

Dr. and Professor Ellen Langer, who is a full-time Psychology Professor at Harvard University. She was the first female to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard. Se has 4 distinguished science awards, and the Liberty Science Genius Award. 

Dr. Langer shares with us:

- Her definition of mindfulness

- Why people always ask her why she’s smiling and her reason

- “Most of us are living mindlessly virtually all of the time” and why that is and how to change

- That work/life balance doesn’t exist, but what does that can help

- Living without stress is possible

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. 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

 

Mindfulness and Meditation Reduces Stress with Dr. Darlene Mininni

Mindfulness and Meditation Reduces Stress with Dr. Darlene Mininni

December 12, 2021

In our busy lives, it’s hard to stop and take a breath and just let things go. Dr. Darlene Mininni is joining me today to tackle the problem of stress and anxiety. Darlene is the author of “The Emotional Toolkit” and Creator of the UCLA undergraduate well-being course - Life Skills. Today we are going to find out how we can start using mindfulness and meditation to reduce stress and how to fit it into your busy schedule wherever you may be.

What we are doing right now is not something that comes naturally to us and it’s no fault of our own, it’s the way our brain is designed. Our brain fills with thoughts of the future to protect us from what if’s. What if I lose my job? And sometimes we focus on the past, things we wish we did differently, or why did he say that to me? And we are rarely focused on this moment, just where we are, and what’s happening.

In order to do that, actually train ourselves to do that, mindfulness or mindfulness meditation is really a brain training program in a sense that will literally rewire the functioning of your brain so that you begin to be more focused on your present moment and exactly what’s happening. It doesn’t mean that you are never going to plan for the future. You are going to take things as you can in the moment. So, the question might be. What difference does doing things in the moment make?

Science is starting to look at what Mindfulness Meditation can do for us. The obvious one is reducing stress.

But it can boost our creativity, enhance our productivity, improve our immune functioning so you are healthier, it decreases your anxiety, depression, you can sleep better, students do better on exams. 

There are so many benefits to learning this skill as Jon Kabit Zin says “To just pay attention to what is happening in the present moment and with an attitude of acceptance that you accept whatever is happening as is.

Dr. Darlene Mininni says - “We don’t want to just manage our life, we want to thrive in our life.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn - “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What if I’m thinking, “Well, I tried it once or even a couple times and nothing happened.” What now?
  • How many minutes a day of practicing this focus on the breath can make a difference.
  • Is there such thing as meditation in action? For when I’m so busy, I don’t have time to sit down and really meditate. What do we think or say to ourselves when we are doing the dishes, folding laundry, etc.
  • What if I have trouble sleeping at night? What can I do?
  • How does mindfulness equal happiness?

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. 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

My Child Has ADD, Now What? - Gina Wilson shares her story

My Child Has ADD, Now What? - Gina Wilson shares her story

December 4, 2021

Gina struggled with her own child’s diagnosis and now helps parents to provide them with support during this difficult and often challenging time.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The common indicator or look for when it comes to your child struggling with ADD that may often be missed by parents and educators?
  • What you should do if you suspect your child has ADD?
  • How know if your child has ADD or ADHD?
  • Successful strategies for anyone with ADHD to improve their life
  • How you can advocate for your child with ADHD

Gina Wilson is a holistic executive coach, author, and coach to adults, college students and families with ADD. She conducts ADD education and advocacy programs at colleges and universities, high schools and in the community, and has trained educators and youth program administrators on supporting children with ADHD.  She has written about ADD in ‘Coaching Perspectives III’ and about developing soft skills, in her latest book, ‘Skills That Build’  both available on Amazon, through libraries, local booksellers and through her website ginamwilson.com.

Learn more about Gina, her coaching services and her latest book at https://ginamwilson.com. Gina invites listeners to follow her on: 

LinkedIn  linkedin.com/in/systemstrategies   

Twitter @GWStrategyCoach   

Instagram @ginadewil  

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. 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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