Ep 32: Overcoming Conditioning
Many times when we are trying to make a habit upgrade, we try to do it by just forcing the issue. We make a commitment to ourselves. “I’m going to workout 5 days a week” “I’m going to stop arguing with my dad about politics” “I’m going to make my bed every day” “I’m not going to drink anymore”. We maybe get hyped on tracking this thing that we want to do, building up a streak that we don’t want to break. Maybe we even go as far as telling other people about it to keep us accountable. But so often we are STILL not able to maintain these habit upgrades long term. We haven’t made it a lifestyle change so the habit is temporary, not permanent. If we want to make our habits stick, we need to dig into the beliefs that live underneath them. It’s likely that there are some shit beliefs happening beneath the surface that you are not yet aware of. Making a lifestyle change versus a temporary upgrade relies on you bringing these beliefs to the surface and changing them. Today we’re going to talk about how to do that.
September 02, 2021
Ep 31: How To Sort Through Your Stressors
PEACE comes from FULFILLMENT which comes from being AUTHENTIC which comes from understanding why you haven’t been authentic in the past which comes from knowing your STRESSORS. Peace is when we’re free from disturbance. As parents, there are A LOT of times when we are not free from disturbance. In fact it may seem that we’re in a constant state of disturbance. When we don’t have tools for what to do when we’re disturbed, that’s when we freak out and yell at the kid, or at our spouse, or our mom, or make that snotty remark to our friend, or be completely rude to a client. Today we’ll go into three tools to help us have less of those situations. Thanks so much for being here!
August 27, 2021
Ep 30: 3 Ways to Grow Your Compassion
Compassion is a skill just like anything else. Strengthening your ability to have compassion for yourself and others will help you release blocks that are keeping you from reaching whatever it is you want in life. Today I give you three tools for growing this skill. Thanks so much for being here!
August 17, 2021
Ep 29: Procrastination is Fear in a Fancy Outfit
In what ways do you procrastinate doing the thing that you need to do? Let’s get real friendly with these things so we can move through them. Underneath our procrastination is fear. In this episode, I’ll walk you through some of the ways I used to procrastinate so you have an example as you begin your own reflection. Thanks for being here!
August 07, 2021
Ep 28: Who Are You Without Your Drama?
If someone cast a spell on you and you were forced to let go of your negative attachments, who would you become? What does that person look like? What is she capable of?
July 30, 2021
Ep 27: Healing Through Journaling
Journaling can be a form of self-therapy. Today we’ll talk about how to make journaling work for you and why it’s important to remain consistent with it. Thanks for being here!
May 09, 2021
Ep 26: What are you resisting?
Each new chapter of life calls for us to be a different version of ourselves. When we resist change, we feel stuck. Today we’ll talk about how to flip the mindset around acceptance so we can find growth and peace.
April 24, 2021
Ep 25: Ways We Protect Ourselves
When we feel vulnerable, we can reach for a fear based thought or a love based thought. When we reach for a fear based thought, we are trying to protect ourselves. This shows up in several different ways that we’ll talk about today. Thanks so much for being here!
April 18, 2021
Ep 24: Does Your Group Need a Culture Shift?
Each group that we engage in has a culture. Your workplace, your classrooms, your family and friend groups all have different norms, routines, habits and beliefs that they subscribe to. Today we’re going to look at whether or not these cultures are serving you. Thanks for being here!
April 10, 2021
Ep 23: Connecting to Your Power
What are the ways that you connect to you power? What are the things that block you from your power? In this episode, we get into some of the things we can do to grow our power so we can give it away to the world. Thanks for being here!
April 03, 2021
Ep 22: Fixing as a Form of Ego
Do you have any fixers in your life? Someone who has the answers for everything or someone who goes out of their way to tell you how to handle something? That’s not always easy to deal with - let’s go over some ways for us to deal with this when it comes up. Thanks for joining me today!
March 13, 2021
Ep 21: Building Confidence through Morning and Nighttime Routines
How do we build confidence? By keeping the promises we make to ourselves. A great way to do this is to create a morning and nighttime routine. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to build relationship with yourself through routines. Thanks for being here!
March 03, 2021
Ep 20: Are You Abundant?
Everyone is abundant, but we get so caught up in our day to day tasks that it becomes difficult to acknowledge what we already have. Today we’ll talk about how to bring awareness to our abundance!
February 26, 2021
Ep 19: Parenting Changes You
Do you feel like a completely different person now that you’ve had a kid? ME TOO. I have a 2.5 year old and I am currently pregnant with my second. I’ve experienced many ego deaths since being pregnant with my first and I wanted to shed some light on that today in case you’re going through the same thing. We’re in this together!
February 18, 2021
Ep 18: How To Add Presence To Your Day
Today we’re going to talk about how to bring ourselves back to the present moment. Negative thoughts often come from being stuck in the past or worrying about the future. Coming back to the present moment is crucial to maintaining peace. Join me for some suggestions on how to do this!
February 07, 2021
Ep 17: Habit Building (Part 2)
Not sure if you have enough time to build in a new habit? I’ll go over how we can figure that out in this episode. We’re going to do an audit of our time and go over strategies to optimize how we are spending our time. Once we’ve carved out some time in our day, we can start to build in a new habit that will serve us better.
January 29, 2021
Ep 16: Habit Building (Part 1)
There are two big misconceptions when it comes to habit building. One is that we need motivation to be able to continually take action and another is that we don’t have time in our schedule to add in a new habit. In Part 1, we’re going to tackle the motivation piece. Thanks for being here!
January 22, 2021
Ep 15: Finding Joy
Finding joy comes from eliminating suffering. Eliminating suffering allows us to be in the present moment and notice the beautiful things that are happening around us. We can eliminate suffering by letting go of distractions and things outside our control. Join me today for some examples on how to do this!
January 13, 2021
Ep 14: The Ego Loves Drama
The ego loves drama! It also loves judgment, blame and fear. Those things are all focusing on outward, external things, which are things we cannot control. We need to be focusing on. What we CAN control, which is our own mind, actions, and responses. Let’s discuss today how we might do that!
January 09, 2021
Ep 13: Comparison
Comparison comes up in two major ways: comparison of other people and comparison of time. With social media today, it is easier than ever to see what is going on in other people’s lives and to judge ourselves against that. It is also really easy, especially with COVID, to slip into the time comparison trap; being nostalgic for past times or looking forward to a better scenario that we’ve built in our minds. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to get back into the present moment when we slip into these thoughts. We’ll also talk about how comparison comes up in education and learning!
January 04, 2021
Ep 12: Choose Love Over Fear
Any negative thought pattern that we experience stems from fear. We need to bring some awareness to these thoughts so we have the chance to question them. Is this thought serving me? Is this thought fear based? Adding some curiosity allows us to choose a different thought. What does this mean when we apply this idea to learning? Listen to this episode to find out!
December 30, 2020
Ep 11: Done is Better Than Perfect
This is a message on consistency! Often times we find ourselves waiting waiting waiting for the perfect opportunity to start something. We think the timing needs to be just right or the resources need to be just right. We talk ourselves out of trying because we’re convinced there would be a better time to do it. But what if that ‘better time’ never comes? What opportunities are you holding yourself back from? Or maybe your aren’t waiting anymore, you are doing the thing, you have begun working towards your goal, but you stop yourself short because you know it’s not perfect, or you know it’s not high quality. Give yourself permission to suck! Everyone is bad when they try something new. Everyone has a hard time sticking with new habits. The difference between someone who gets better and someone who stays the same is the person who is willing to stay consistent despite being bad.
December 19, 2020
Ep 10: Fear of Failure
The fear of failure holds us back from a lot of things. In this episode we’ll discuss how to overcome that fear so we can keep challenging ourselves to grow.
December 09, 2020
Ep 9: Tracking in Education is Bogus - Here’s Why
Kids are told from a very young age whether they are ‘gifted’ or not. This is then reinforced throughout their schooling and it is detrimental to all students. Today we’ll explore what tracking looks like in schools and what we can do to change. Join me on instagram at @lindsayluminant to continue the conversation!
August 10, 2020
Ep 8: My Thoughts On Schools Reopening
Tomorrow is the first day of August. That means that back-to-school mindset has begun in educators and parents. This year is quite different with Coronavirus still alive and well. Will students go back to school? Will they be at home? How will parents balance distanced learning and work? Are there positive things that could come from this? Let’s discuss!
July 31, 2020
Ep 7: A Story of Vulnerability
What do you do to regulate your emotions? Emotional Intelligence is an important aspect of parenting, and today I share a vulnerable story and how I navigated my way through it with some of the new tools I’ve picked up. Modeling for our kids how to properly regulate our emotions will help them deal with challenges at home and in their schooling. The first step towards growth in this area is becoming more aware of our thinking.
July 21, 2020
Ep 6: Addition Foundations Audio Worksheet
This audio worksheet pairs with the episode 6 lesson on addition. I’ll give you questions and you’ll give your answers and justifications. Have fun!
July 16, 2020
Ep 6: Building Strong Foundations in Addition (Part 2)
Today we talk about how to unpack a double digit number into groups of tens and groups of ones. Knowing what our number consists of will help us put together like groups when adding. This short lesson will help your child strengthen their understanding of addition. I’m happy you’re here!
July 14, 2020
Ep 5: First Ever Audio Worksheet!
I thought it would be fun to try an ‘audio worksheet’! This worksheet pairs with the Episode 5 lesson on addition. I will ask you questions and you will give your answers and justifications. Have fun!
July 09, 2020
Ep 5: Building Strong Foundations in Addition (Part 1)
In this episode, we talk about the importance of building strong math foundations. You’ll receive tools that you can use today to help your child strengthen their understanding of addition. Visit me at @lindsayluminant to discuss!
July 07, 2020
Ep 4: How To Be A Better Listener
We are in a time of social unrest. It’s time to start acknowledging that this problem belongs to all of us. It’s time to go into the scary dungeons of our minds and begun to unearth some of the ways that we perpetuate white supremacy. Here’s my belief: we’re all way broken and stuck in the stories that have been passed down to us. Not just within racism, but within our mental health and the way we navigate the world. I also believe that we can change. This problem is not a quick fix, but in an effort to start SOMEWHERE, today we’re going to talk about how to be a better listener. We need to be able to HEAR and ACCEPT what someone else is going through rather than putting up barriers and making yourself separate from someone else.
June 22, 2020
Ep 3: I’m 32 today!
It’s my birthday! In this episode, I reflect on the past year and share goals for this year. Listen to hear why getting older is not a bad thing!
May 21, 2020
Ep 2: How To Not Feel Like Crap in Quarantine
It is HARD to feel good right now. It takes work to take care of ourselves during Quarantine. This episode contains 6 tools for feeling better RIGHT AWAY.
May 15, 2020
Ep 1: Welcome to the Happy Math Podcast!
Join me for episode one of the Happy Math podcast! I’ll tell you a little bit about me and why I wanted to start this podcast. Let’s have some fun!
January 04, 2020