Lives of Courage with Jessica Stong

Lives of Courage with Jessica Stong

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Join Lives of Courage as we look at what creates and sustains everyday courage and living a life of strength, gratitude, and resilience. www.jessicastong.com
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Your Courageous Bucket List
We’re discussing life goal lists this week! I believe that by pushing the envelope on life, taking risks, articulating your deepest desires, and really living with joy and passion, you will not only become happier, but you will die without regrets. Do you have a bucket list? I’ve put off writing a life list but after reading the research around happiness, I finally created mine and I want to invite you to join me.  Research on life satisfaction shows that happiness requires having clear-cut goals in life that give us a sense of purpose and direction. And as we discuss in this episode, you can foster and hone the 4 qualities in your own life of happiness: optimism self-confidence extroversion self-efficacy Here’s to living with intention and pursuing your life goals with courage. I hope you'll share you list of 100 things to do before you die with me (a bit of homework for this week!).
18:32
August 13, 2019
Emotional Regulation for Back to School
Join us as we chat about how to use coaching with your own kids to help them with emotional regulation. Because we have a lot of transitions coming up with the new school year and its new schedules, new teachers, new routines. As I see it, emotional regulation is the ability to understand feelings and manage them. This is important for lifelong health and wellness. So how do we do this?  Well, it's a lifetime of work, But we are all doing learning. As a family. Together.  We are all working on ourselves and learning how to communicate our feelings, our needs and who we are.  Emotional Regulations includes: 1.  Noticing your child's emotions and helping them understand their own brain states 2. Helping them learn to label their emotions and feel their emotions (but not act on them) 3. Teaching them about connection and conflict resolution through connection The most important piece to this work is connection. Your homework this week (and month) is to spend 5-10 minutes with each child. One on one time.  Connection will help you weather any storm and is the game changer for families. Please trust me.
20:59
August 6, 2019
Taking Care of Your Health
I’m so thrilled to speak to you about something that has dramatically altered the course of my disease. Food. Yes, it’s that simple - but it’s really difficult too. We know that food, sleep, exercise, stress levels (all the things, really) contribute to to health issues like auto-immune problems, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, mental health issues, and cancer.  At the heart of this conversation, I believe diet and lifestyle plays a critical role in our health. So I hope you'll join me as I discuss what I've done to change my life and disease. I'd also love to hear your thoughts about what you've done to embrace healthy eating. You can email me at hello@jessicastong.com. Here's to taking care of your health!!
19:59
July 30, 2019
What can coaching do for you?
Coaching helps you live with courage - and become who you are meant to be. Coaching helps you reflect and gain awareness of who you are, what is important to you, your strengths, challenges, options open to you and what action to take in order to make the changes you want in your work or life. I use a four step process in coaching clients: Evaluate the current situation Build the right mindset Create a plan for wellness that includes setting effective goals, visualizing yourself achieving those goals, creating the right environment with the appropriate supports in place, and monitoring progress Celebrate the work. What would you do if you had the tools and resources in place to go after your dreams? For homework this week, I want you to take some reflection on your life. Who are you today? Think about your work, your relationships, your money, your accomplishments, your interests, your strengths, your habits.  Are you to make a change in your life? Are you ready to create a plan of action to move yourself forward? Book a free 30 minute coaching session with me today!
20:51
July 23, 2019
Where Grit Meets Courage
Can you have courage but not grit? Or grit but not courage? What’s the difference? Join me on today's podcast for a chat about resilience, grit, mindset, and courage. I also share a bit about my unexpected break from podcasting due to some health struggles - which makes this conversation about grit all the more meaningful to me! For more information on today's topic, please visit my blog.  Want to go deeper or perhaps look at your own grittiness? Please contact me to schedule a coaching session today! XO, Jess www.livesofcourage.com
19:24
July 9, 2019
Episode 25: How Can Educational Therapy Help My Child
Join us as we discuss how educational therapy and coaching can help all kids thrive through educational, social, and behavioral support.  Do you have a child seems unmotivated? Or doesn't recognize their own strengths and talents? Does your child have trouble making healthy decisions? Is your child unsure of what they should do or even how to set long-term goals? Educational therapy interventions include executive functioning coaching, wrap-around organizational support, emotional resiliency programming, and case management services which include personal development, family relationship building, and communication with school faculty and staff and other related professionals. In the process, therapists identify and asses student’s learning needs and tailor a complete plan to address and support healthy development.  This work helps build a child’s theory of mind, develop and utilize strengths-based approach to harness an individual's strengths to overcome challenges, enhance their understanding of how their brain impacts their behavior and development, and strengthen any processing gaps. Educational Therapy is often used to support students with learning differences but can be utilized to address most behavioral issues that result from challenging academic, social, or intellectual contributions.  If you want more information, or about how to get started with our Courageous Kids Program, please head to our website at https://livesofcourage.lpages.co/educational-therapy-info/. Please feel to also also email us at hello@jessicastong.com with any questions!  Thanks for listening!
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February 4, 2019
Episode 24: Courage in Action Interview with Ginny Ellis
Join us for our 3rd Courage in Action Interview with the incredible and talented Ginny Ellis. Ginny has so much to teach all of us - can't wait for you to hear her! Enjoy! And don't forget to let us know if you have any questions at hello@jessicastong.com. Hugs! Have a great week!
32:31
January 21, 2019
Episode 23: Parenting the Child with Learning Differences
When you’re a parent of a child with a learning differences or learning disabilities there is a big learning curve. It can be overwhelming and scary at times. You don’t know what it means for your child. Will they always struggle?  On today's podcast, we are discussing Learning Differences. This podcast is for parents whose children have already been diagnosed. If you’re struggling and think your child might have a learning difference, you might want to listen to next week's podcast first!  For more information, head on over to my website at www.livesofcourage.com to download your free worksheet: Tips for Parents of Children with Learning  Differences as well as a link to Resources for Learning Differences. As always, don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything or have any questions at hello@jessicastong.com. Hugs!!
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January 14, 2019
Episode 22: Courageous Parenting
Join me in discussing what it takes to raise kids today. The challenges and pressures facing parents are significant and the cause of much concern and, at times, overwhelming stress. But we can do this - we can invest our time and resources to help our families grow in strength and resilience. From my experience, this important work to create change in our families starts and ends with us.  Parenting with courage helps children to build a story of strength to reflect on just how important they are and why they matter.  But please know You are not alone. I want you to take some time to write down what you want for your family and your life. You can download a worksheet to guide you in this process at livesofcourage.com/podcasts or a free Guide to Parenting with Courage at www.livesofcourage.com.
13:52
January 7, 2019
The myth of perfection
Could the myth of perfection be holding you back? For me, it certainly was - so please join me, as we confront the perfection in our owns lives on this week's episode.
13:56
December 12, 2018
Courage in Action Interview #2
For our second interview, I'd like to introduce my dear friend, Erin Bartel. Erin is one of the most courageous and compassionate people; I know her story of grace, hard work, faith, and triumph will inspire you. So please join me in welcoming Erin!!
31:50
October 15, 2018
The Importance of Creativity
Join us as we discuss why creativity matters and why it’s important to our lives. Please note that creativity is more than just artistic activity; it’s about finding inspiration in the world, free from fear. It's staying curious and courageous and living with a sense of wonder. www.livesofcourage.com
21:09
October 8, 2018
Courage in Action Interview #1
I'm so excited to share with you our first Courage in Action Interview with the wise and talented Dana Hensley!! Dana is an inspiration - and I know you will learn so much from her story of strength and courage.
27:19
October 1, 2018
Social and Emotional Learning and Intelligence
We know we know that the emotional development of our lives matters. In today's podcast, we are going to talk about how children and adults can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. www.livesofcourage.com
25:08
September 24, 2018
Why Yoga Matters: Yoga for All
Join us as we discuss how yoga can benefit you and your family, with a quick chat with 9-year-old Henry, author of Yoga for Kids by a Kid.
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September 17, 2018
Why Try Individual Coaching?
In this week’s podcast, I want to offer you a bit of information about individual coaching and why it is a powerful tool to increase your satisfaction, efficacy, and self-understanding! For more information, visit: www.jessicastong.com!
15:04
September 8, 2018
Discussing Learning Differences
We are chatting about the how and why of discussing learning differences with kids - for parents and educators. We also draw on the All Kinds of Minds neurodevelopmental framework to give you the language to discuss strengths and opportunities for growth!
24:07
August 27, 2018
Why Routines Matter!
Join us as we discuss how routines impact our sense of purpose, safety, connection, productivity and why routines are important for a child's development. www.jessicastong.com
22:29
August 14, 2018
Productivity Matters.
Join us as we discuss how to look at our own productivity and how we can change our thinking about the results we get in our lives. www.livesofcourage.com
16:49
August 10, 2018
Goal Setting for You
Join us for the why and how of goal setting - and how we can use our values to inform our efforts!
21:05
August 10, 2018
Henry's Calendar for kids
thanks for listening see ya later.
02:59
July 22, 2018
Parenting with Connection
Join us as we how to parent from a place of connection. We'll also look at how the brain works and how it directly ties to parenting.
20:47
July 22, 2018
Understanding Your Brain
Join me for a brief overview of how the brain works as well as some practical tools for increasing your brain health. We'll also look at some great books available for you - and help your children as well. www.jessicastong.com
21:46
July 16, 2018
Your Mindfulness Journey
Mindfulness helps quiet a busy mind, become more aware of the present moment, and get less caught up in what happened in the past or what will happen in the future. Join us as we explore how to implement mindful practices for adults and children. www.jessicastong.com
17:50
July 9, 2018
Why Resiliency Matters.
We are chatting this week about ways to develop resilience in your own life and in your children’s lives! Come learn six tools for resiliency today.
18:39
July 1, 2018
Our Stories Matter
Let's write our stories with hope, courage, and strength. Join me this week to discuss how our narratives shape how we see and act in the world. www.jessicastong.com
19:28
June 25, 2018
Growing a Child’s Mindset
Tips for parents, teachers, tutors and friends on how to promote growth and development in children.
20:08
June 20, 2018
Our Mindset Matters.
Learn more about how your own mindset and thought patterns impact your life and your choices. More at www.jessicastong.com
15:07
June 20, 2018
Be Kind to Others
We’re discussing how to be kind to others by living a life of compassion.
21:19
June 16, 2018
Be Kind to Yourself
Let's look at self-esteem and self-compassion to understand how we can be kind to ourselves. For more info, join me at www.jessicastong.com
26:08
June 9, 2018
Introduction to Lives of Courage
Latest episode of Lives of Courage with Jessica Stong
07:40
June 2, 2018
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