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Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy E. Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Accompanied by Mr. Smith, her husband and soulmate of twenty-three years, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name just a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life and love advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible. http://thejoyjunkie.com

Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy E. Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Accompanied by Mr. Smith, her husband and soulmate of twenty-three years, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name just a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life and love advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible. http://thejoyjunkie.com

Location:

Orange County, CA

Description:

Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy E. Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Accompanied by Mr. Smith, her husband and soulmate of twenty-three years, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name just a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life and love advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible. http://thejoyjunkie.com

Language:

English


Episodes

True or False: Emotional Intelligence Edition [TJJS:EP370]

11/30/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> Ever find yourself reaching out to someone or something that you know isn’t in your best interest but you can’t seem to stop yourself from doing so? Maybe it’s having a few too many drinks when you’ve been trying to quit or reaching out to an ex who is beyond bad for you. Or maybe you’ve found yourself so stressed out over your intimate relationship that you’ve thrown yourself into work so you don’t have to address the sadness and isolation you feel in your...

Duration:00:47:18

6 Ways to Manage + Recover from Holiday Stress [TJJS:EP369]

11/23/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> Even though the holiday season is supposed to be all merry and bright and full of glad tidings, it’s quite certain that you’ve found yourself engaged with total overwhelm, buckling from the stress, and dangerously approaching burnout. Although fun and festive, it can take a sheer act of god to keep you from losing your ever-lovin’ mind during the chaos of this time of year, amiright!? If it’s not the multitude of gifts to buy or the food to prep, then it’s surely the...

Duration:00:38:20

How to NOT Lose Your Shit with Your Family This Holiday Season [TJJS:EP368]

11/16/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> Find yourself dreading holiday functions with your family because it’s only a matter of time until your mom pesters you about why you don’t go to church anymore… or you aunt gives you shit for not having kids or not being married… or your uncle gets in a heated (uncomfortable) “discussion” about gun rights? Or perhaps you’re dreading the impending convo where your bro asks you for money. Again. Even though the holidays are supposed to be merry and bright, they can...

Duration:02:32:08

I've got nothing

11/9/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> We’re pressing pause on the podcast this week to allow time to process the heaviness of the U.S. elections. Not to worry, Ms. and Mr. Smith will be right back in your feed with a new episode next Monday about How to NOT Lose Your Shit with Your Family This Holiday Season. In the meantime, if you want to get your hands on another freebie, check out Amy’s free workshop. In it, she shares 5 strategies to help banish self-doubt and perfectionism, help you access killer...

Duration:00:04:57

7 Ways to Cultivate Self-Trust [TJJS:EP367]

11/2/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> I can’t tell you the countless times I have heard someone say, “I can’t trust myself.” Whether it be trusting their ability to make decisions, attracting the right person into their love life, making sound judgements around money, or following through on a commitment, it has certainly been a common theme. Maybe you can relate. Maybe you find yourself wanting to create change in your life, but you keep reminding yourself of the past, situations you fucked up, and...

Duration:00:35:57

7 Ways to Get Your Needs Met [TJJS:EP366]

10/26/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> If you’re a living, breathing human, it’s likely that you’ve found yourself disgruntled over something your partner is/isn’t doing, something you wish your boss would STOP already, or something you wished your bestie would do/say/be for you. Most of the time, we register how frustrated we are with another party, but we forget to move past that irritation to look at what we can do to get our needs met. I mean… it’s so much easier to just blame, amiright!? Maybe you need...

Duration:00:46:42

Being “Too Sensitive” in a Callous World [TJJS:EP365]

10/19/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> You’re too emotional. You take things too personally. You overthink things. You’re so dramatic. You’re too sensitive. Ugh. Amiright!? If you’re like many people in the JJ community, it’s likely someone has said these words to you in some iteration. And, it’s likely you got the notion that being a highly sensitive or emotional person was a horrible thing to be. Many people grow up in households where being an emotionally expressive person isn’t desirable or even...

Duration:00:51:36

What To Say When You Don’t Know #WTF To Say [TJJS:EP364]

10/12/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> A few weeks back, I asked the Pod-iance what instances left them fumbling for words and lacking the knowledge of what to say. And wow, did y’all deliver! One listener was stumped on what to say when someone says something you disagree with or that straight-up offends you. Another expressed difficulty speaking up when everyone and their mother has an opinion about what she should do for her wedding. And yet another expressed a tough time being vocal when a well-meaning...

Duration:01:03:00

Community Favorite: 6 Common Personal Growth Pitfalls + How to Avoid Them [TJJS:276]

10/5/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> You’re cruising along on your personal growth journey and feeling all empowered and then WHAM! Before you realize what hit you, you begin taking a few steps backward for every step forward. Maybe you start beating yourself up for making a poor decision because, “Damn it! I should know better!” Maybe you catch yourself dealing with MORE shit with your fam and you’re like, “I thought I already dealt with this! Why is this coming up again!?” Or maybe you’ve been...

Duration:00:42:32

Thanks, But No Thanks: When Someone Has Good Intentions, But You Need Them To Stop [TJJS:EP363]

9/28/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> Recently, a listener wrote into the show expressing a specific challenge she had been struggling with: Telling her super-sweet, well-meaning husband to STOP doing something. Something that was really kind and definitely from a place of love and adoration for her. I mean… she didn’t want to break his heart or seem ungrateful. So, does one just bite the tongue and grin and bear it? Not exactly. When someone is an asshole, that’s one thing. At least they’re making your...

Duration:00:42:36

Self-Acceptance: Loving Who You Are When You Don’t Love Your Circumstance [TJJS:EP362]

9/21/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> Let me ask you a question. What does “self-acceptance” mean to you? If you’re like many people, you may think that if you accept yourself as is, that must mean that you will become complacent and all of a sudden not want to accomplish any goals. If you accept yourself at this weight, does that mean you won’t try to tone up and get into those skinnies? If you accept yourself and you’re not in a job that lights you up, does that mean you’ll resign yourself to die in that...

Duration:00:44:30

6 Ways To Create Lasting Happiness [TJJS:EP361]

9/14/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> So… You’ve checked all the boxes. You got a good education. You settled down and got married. You pursued the career. You even bought the house, had the kids, the whole thing. And yet, you still wake up some days wondering, “Is this all there is? Is this it?” And maybe you even ask yourself, “What can’t I just be fucking HAPPY!? What is the secret to happiness!!?” I mean, you SHOULD be, right? You checked all those god-damned boxes. You did all the things. All the...

Duration:00:52:41

Mailbag 8.0: When People Lie, Boundaries for Kids, + Toxic Family Members [TJJS:EP360]

9/7/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> It’s time for another Mailbag edition of the podcast! On these episodes, I take three listener submissions and give them tangible action steps on dealing with their current pressing issues and obstacles. One listener wrote in expressing frustration for catching her bestie in lie after lie and not knowing #WTF to do with that? I mean… just dump the friendship? But what if she apologizes profusely and expresses how important the friendship is to her? But, a lie’s a lie,...

Duration:00:46:46

Mic Check Bloopers

8/31/2020
We’re switchin’ things up this week! We needed a week off from our regular format, but we wanted to leave you with something to brighten your day. After years of threatening to do so, we finally decided to release a short blooper reel of our silly mic checks we do prior to recording each show. We will be back in your feed next week with a new episode, but thought you may get a kick out of this behind-the-scenes blooper track! Truly hope you enjoy! NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP READY TO GET RID OF...

Duration:00:08:12

Necessary Rest: What It Means To Truly Restore [TJJS:EP359]

8/24/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> So… you know you need some downtime. You need some time to rest and recharge, but every time you do, that naggy, little voice in your head keeps hounding you about how lazy you are and all the things you should be accomplishing with your time. Or maybe you finally take some time to rest but your mind keeps spinning with all the things you need to accomplish and you find your “rest” is simply more time for you to ruminate on shit that stresses you out. Sounds familiar,...

Duration:01:01:37

5 Ways To Let Go Of Blame [TJJS:EP358]

8/17/2020
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> Ever feel like… If only my boss wasn’t such an idiot, our workplace would be so much better. Or, if only my ex wasn’t such a douchebag, then my life would be so much easier. Or, if only our economy was better, then I’d be able to take care of my finances. Or, if only my mom wasn’t so damn irritating, I’d totally be happy. If any of this sounds familiar, congrats, you’re totally normal. We don’t consciously decide to become blamers, but it often becomes our go-to...

Duration:00:45:25

6 Ways to Start Speaking Up For Yourself [TJJS:357]

8/10/2020
FREE WORKSHOP ~> Ever find yourself replaying a scenario or conversation of the past (like, yesterday) and wishing you would have said something different? And maybe you ruminate on it and hash out a completely new dialogue that only leaves you feeling pissed off that you didn’t speak up to begin with? Or maybe you find yourself super confident speaking up in your workplace, but you have a hellova time with your family… or spouse… or bestie. Some of us would never “identify” as...

Duration:00:43:06

Understanding Emotional Intelligence - Connecting What You Feel with What You Do [TJJS:EP356]

8/3/2020
FREE WORKSHOP ~> Ever find yourself reaching out to someone or something that you know isn’t in your best interest but you can’t seem to stop yourself from doing so? Maybe it’s having a few too many drinks when you’ve been trying to quit or reaching out to an ex who is beyond bad for you. Or maybe you’ve found yourself so stressed out over your intimate relationship that you’ve thrown yourself into work so you don’t have to address the sadness and isolation you feel in your...

Duration:00:32:51

Coping with Loneliness + Lack of Motivation During Quarantine [TJJS:EP355]

7/27/2020
FREE WORKSHOP ~> Listen. ⁠⠀ I don’t know ANYONE who is thriving right now. Seriously a n y o n e Shit is beyond crazy.⁠ Like many of us may not see again in our lifetime. If you have been trying to operate like “business as usual” you probably need to knock that shit off. It is NOT business as usual. ⁠⠀ ⁠Nothing is business as usual. Nothing.⁠⠀ We are dealing with copious amounts of stress, massive civil unrest, loss of personal freedom, loss of safety, extreme changes in our...

Duration:00:40:38

Community Favorite: 6 Things You Must Address for a Happy Life

7/20/2020
FREE WORKSHOP ~> Hey everyone, Darlene here, Amy’s behind the scenes podcast ninja. Amy and Mr. Smith are taking some vacation time this week. So, I am stepping in to share a popular archived, Community Favorite episode: Six Things You Must Address for a Happy Life. Mr. and Ms. Smith will be back in your ears next week with an all-new episode! So… You’ve checked all the boxes. You got a good education. You settled down and got married. You pursued the career. You even bought the house, had...

Duration:00:44:51