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Finding the Floor - A thoughtful approach to midlife motherhood and what comes next.

Kids & Family Podcasts

Listen to stories told by Camille Johnson as she reflects on her life raising a family of 5 kids, being happily married for 22 years, and finding the joy and laughter of it all. She has been trying to find the floor to her kids' rooms for a while and gets a peek about once a week. Come listen as she shares her journey of finding her floor both literally and figuratively as she contemplates, life, love, cleaning, pets, books, remodeling, being a taxi driver, finding wholeness, living as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and figuring out what she finally wants to be when she grows up. If this podcasting becomes a thing well maybe this is it. Thanks for listening!

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United States

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Listen to stories told by Camille Johnson as she reflects on her life raising a family of 5 kids, being happily married for 22 years, and finding the joy and laughter of it all. She has been trying to find the floor to her kids' rooms for a while and gets a peek about once a week. Come listen as she shares her journey of finding her floor both literally and figuratively as she contemplates, life, love, cleaning, pets, books, remodeling, being a taxi driver, finding wholeness, living as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and figuring out what she finally wants to be when she grows up. If this podcasting becomes a thing well maybe this is it. Thanks for listening!

Language:

English


Episodes

Nostalgia for younger years and the benefits of looking back.

2/16/2024
“Nostalgia is bittersweet.” This week I am talking about nostalgia. Triggered by a movie, The Adam Project, I mentioned how I thought it would be so fun to go back in time and see myself. I also tell how I came across some fun videos when my kids were little which made me also nostalgic for when they were little. As a way to gain a little understanding I share a handful of benefits from looking back at our lives. For show notes and references come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep171 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:28:18

I almost got scammed and tips to help you be aware

2/9/2024
“The message is to lure you into giving away sensitive information.” In this episode I am sharing an experience where I almost gave away a lot of very sensitive information to a scammer. I point out the red flags that I overlooked. I define for you a few different types of scammers, phishing for example and define them. I also tell you some tips to keep you aware so that you can avoid these darn scammers as well. For show notes and references come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep170 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:25:53

My drained confidence and how I am getting it back.

2/2/2024
“It’s not the absence of self-doubt, but the ongoing resistance to it.” Bear with me in this episode when I share a confidence draining experience. Luckily I remembered the book, The Confident Mind, by Dr. Nate Zinsser. In chapter 5 I was reminded about protecting our confidence through setbacks. So this episode is a bit of a reminder to me of practical things to do to regain your confidence when a big drain occurs. Things like looking for my daily progress, effort and success and then stopping the looping confidence killing thoughts and replacing them with thoughts that build energy, enthusiasm, and optimism. For show notes: Come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep169 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:25:58

Why not? A new thought I am working on believing.

1/26/2024
“I need to tell my brain what to focus on.” Why not? Is a new thought I am trying to work on. I share the scripture from the Book of Mormon that helped me with the new thought. I share the scripture from the Book of Mormon that helped me with the new thought. I also tell you about a few different quotes and articles that talk about the importance of belief. I conclude with a practical way to work on negative belief and how you then tell your brain what you want to think. For show notes and references come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep168 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:27:15

The Glucose Goddess Method - a synopsis

1/19/2024
This week I share about the Book by Jessie Inchauspe called the Glucose Goddess method. This is a sequel to her book, Glucose Revolution. This book uses 4 of the hacks she shares in her first book and breaks them down in a 4 week way to start to make them a habit in your life. These hacks are the most effective at reducing glucose spikes. So I share a reminder about Glucose spikes and how that affects our bodies. I then tell you about each of the hacks, how to implement it and the science behind each one. It is a really doable method to help you reduce your cravings and gain more energy and start to heal your body. For show notes and references come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep167 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:34:27

Looking back and looking forward with hope

1/12/2024
“Looking back on your year can help you be motivated going into the new year.” Happy New year to all! I have to be honest and share that it took me an extra week to get motivated to get an episode out so I followed some advice and am taking time to look back on a few of my favorite books and episodes from 2023 as well as looking forward and sharing a few of the goals and habits for 2024. I also mention how I am going to keep the process in mind even more than the outcome as I try to accomplish some of my goals this year. Episodes I mention in this episode The Confident Mind by Dr. Nate Zinsser - Ep. 126-137 I don't have to make everything all better - Ep. 149-153 Forboding Joy - Ep. 155 Appreciation the Antidote to fear - Ep. 159 Glucose Revolution - Glucose and our Bodies - Ep. 122 Glucose Revolution part 2 Hack #1-5 - Ep. 123 For more info and show notes come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep166 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:29:03

It's not Christmas unless ...

12/22/2023
“I was hoping to hear the Hallelujah chorus all season.” Do you have a few things you do every year during the Christmas season that means Christmas to you? This episode I share a number of things that I love to do during the season, from putting up my lights to wrapping presents while watching a cheesy Christmas movie. I hope as I share a few of the different things that I like to do each year, it helps you think of your things or traditions in your life that it wouldn’t be Christmas without. For show notes and references go to www.findingthefloor.com/ep165 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:23:37

Water skiing - Grace and works together

12/15/2023
“The Savior's grace gives us the right to choose to become what he offers us to become.” This is a different kind of Christmas episode. I talk a little bit about faith and works from both Paul and James of the New Testament. And with that I shared an idea I got from Dr. J.B. Haws who has an analogy of faith and works being like a water skier. I explore the whole water skier analogy and share my experiences learning how to water ski to share how much work it takes to get up and also you can’t water ski without the boat. It is a different way to think about Christ’s role in our life and I really like it. For show notes and reference come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep164 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:29:16

Recipes, food and remembering.

12/8/2023
“No one who cooks, cooks alone.” This week I have been thinking a lot about food and the recipes we can’t live without. I share some of our Thanksgiving must haves, like fluffy sweet potatoes and pumpkin chocolate chip bread. I mention how I love how these recipes remind us of people, some family members who have passed on and even friends who are still around but we haven’t seen in a while. In addition, I share my new found knowledge on how smell and memories are connected. So enjoy this episode and let your food memories bring you back to special times in the past and also push you forward to connect them with the future. For show notes and references come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep163 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:30:40

Old Year Resolutions

12/1/2023
“yet I was, by the endeavour, a better and a happier man than I otherwise should have been if I had not attempted it.” This episode comes out and we have one month until the new year. I am sharing this great idea of old year resolutions, an idea mentioned by Benjamin Franklin. Old year meaning - starting in December, what are some things you want to do in the new year that you can get a jump start on. I also mention how it can be helpful to look back and reflect on how you did, where you need to change things or simply take them off your list for next year. And adding some prayer and pondering in the process of figuring out what you are ready to start doing or becoming. For more references and show notes come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep162 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:27:10

Gratitude with my family and the benefits galore.

11/17/2023
“Gratitude can change your brain.” In this episode I share how my family has started sharing gratitude each night for the past few weeks. I mentioned all of the things that I have learned about gratitude and the multitude of benefits it has for us in so many different ways. Reminding us of things like gratitude helps to change our focus, gives us courage, can heal us and even unite us. I share what my family members thought about starting this and our goals for keeping it going. How grateful I am for gratitude and looking forward to celebrating the holiday of gratefulness, Thanksgiving! For more info and show notes come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep161 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:30:59

Dear Older me ... navigating expectations from our younger selves

11/10/2023
“Dear Older me … thank you!” In this episode I explore an idea of dealing with expectations we have that come from our youth. Ideas of what we wanted to be when we grew up or how we might have hoped or expected our life to turn out. I share a few ideas of choosing to let some disappointment go and also being grateful for where you are. I also share a few ideas to ask our own kids - questions that will help them understand more of their interests and passions and less about what job they might want when they grow up. Ultimately helping us live a little more in the present and grateful for our decisions to get us there. For more info and show notes come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep160 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:22:25

Appreciation - the Antidote to Fear

11/3/2023
“Appreciation is the highest, purest form of love.“ In this episode I talk about another chapter in the book, What Happy People Know by Dr. Dan Baker, Ph.D and Cameron Stauth. I begin by mentioning my favorite scripture and then I discuss courage as a tool for happiness and that love in what gets us to courage. I share about the purest form of love or appreciation and how that can be an antidote to fear in our lives. I share things from the chapter, like the appreciation audit which Dr. Baker tells us it can help heal us with good thoughts. So if you battle fear and want the courage to do more, maybe this idea of appreciation might help. For show notes and references come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep159 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:27:38

The power of choice

10/27/2023
“... choice feels good because it is the ultimate expression of free will.” Choice is so important and according to the Book, What Happy People Know by Dan Bake, PhD. and Cameron Stauth, it is one of the tools you use to be happy. In this episode I share how we all have possibilities. I share the idea of learned helplessness and how we can over come it and then go back to some of the ideas from Habit 1 of 7 Habits of highly effective people, being proactive, using our choice of perception and the quarter-second delay. Happy choosing and hopefully you will choose to listen! :) For more show notes and references go to www.findingthefloor.com/ep158 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:35:03

Music as we age, what do I even like anymore?

10/20/2023
“...When we love a piece of music, it reminds us of other music we have heard, and it activates memory traces of emotional times in our lives.” Lately I have been struggling to find the music that I like. This episode I explore a little bit the reasons why I may be struggling to find new music that I like. I also share why we as older adults tend to get stuck with certain bands and artists from our youth and young adulthood. It is harder to relate to more popular music, I discover, and according to one artist that is on purpose, to annoy the older generation. I also share how music from our youth brings back stronger emotion because we have stronger emotions and experiences at that time. I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:31:59

Two Funerals and some thoughts

10/13/2023
“If you carefully consider what you wanted to be said of you in the funeral experience, you will find your definition of success.” This week I am reflecting on some thoughts I have had this past week after attending two funerals. I share my thoughts about being a more aware and caring neighbor and friend. I also reflect on habit two from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Begin with the end in mind, by Stephen R. Covey. Then I look into some ways I can be better at getting to know people and the idea of trying to find out what is awesome or interesting about them. For show notes and references come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep156 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:25:27

Foreboding joy and our happiness set point

10/6/2023
”Gratitude is the antidote to foreboding joy.” In the episode today we are talking about joy and how it actually can be uncomfortable to let ourselves feel it as it is very vulnerable. I share a conversation I had with my daughter that sparked a reminder of two things - foreboding joy and our happiness set point. So I share what these two things are and how we can learn to increase our happiness set point and combat foreboding joy with gratitude. For references and show notes come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep155 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:30:56

Strength in weakness

9/29/2023
“There is no such thing as strengths and weaknesses - it is all context” Hey all!! So excited about this episode's topic of strength in weakness and really thinking about our weaknesses in a whole different way. I share this week about my experience helping my brother prepare for his job interview and then thought about this idea of sharing your weakness. I then share a few other things that I realized and heard from a few different sources, a guest on Follow him, Jody Moore and Simon Sinek. Let’s rethink the way we look at the things we may think are a “weakness.” For show notes and references come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep154 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:30:54

I don't have to make it all better - in real life - part 2

9/22/2023
“Validation is being with someone where they are, not where you think they should be.” In this episode I share the last part of this series learning about the principles of How to make everything all better by Gary B. and Joy Saunders Lundberg. This episode I share about using this in real life, with your spouse, your parents, parents-in-law, and friends. One of my favorite tips I share is to let your friends discover what they need to learn. To find resources and the reveiw questions I mentioned at the end of the episode - go to www.findingthefloor.com/ep153 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:32:49

I don't have to make it all better - in real life

9/15/2023
“[Children] have a far greater capacity for problem solving than we realize.” This week I share examples of using the principles that we have learned the past 3 episodes from I don’t have to make everything all better by Gary and Joy Lundberg. The last part of the book share anecdotes and examples of how to use this with all types of relations and this week I share some things they write about young children, teenagers and adult children. For example, making sure to listen and learning that silence on the parents' part is usually a good thing. I also share a few of my experiences using the principles from this book and the effects it has had. Let’s try this in real life! For show notes and references come by www.findingthefloor.com/ep152 I would love to hear from you! You can reach meend me at camille@findingthefloor.com or dm @findingthefloor on instagram. Thanks for listening!! Thanks to Seth Johnson for my intro and outro original music. I love it so much!

Duration:00:30:14