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044 - A Festivus for the Rest of Us!

12/12/2018
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044 - A Festivus for the Rest of Us Questions or comments? Email me at jen@jenhardy.net or call (615) 567-3957 Is the holiday season a time of joy, or do you wish it could just all be over already? You don't have to suffer through the holidays! 1. Set boundaries. You don't have to have Aunt Edna stay with you for two weeks over the holidays if she upsets you and/or your family. She can stay in a with other family, a hotel, or her own home. 2. Eat what makes you feel good. No, ice...

Duration:00:29:57

042 - Anger Management for Moms with Amanda Huffman

12/6/2018
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043 - Anger Management for Moms with Amanda Huffman Questions or comments? Email me at jen@jenhardy.net or call (615) 567-3957 “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” -Yoda Yes, I'm a Star Wars geek. But there is some wisdom found in Yoda's words. If nothing else, it shows us that we can quickly get from a subtly uncomfortable place to a place of darkness quickly. And let's face it, when mom's angry, everybody suffers! If you...

Duration:00:30:06

042 - Redefining Beautiful with Kirstie Ennis

11/29/2018
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042 - Redefining Beautiful with Kirstie Ennis "When I was in the hospital I didn't have that role model" (amputees, or people in a wheelchair).."and that's what I've been trying to be for other people." Kirstie Ennis If you haven't heard of Kirstie Ennis, here's a quick introduction (you can learn more here: https://kirstieennisfoundation.com/about-kirstie/): Kirstie Ennis is redefining beautiful. When you look at her picture, you know right away Kirstie is a beautiful woman, but she...

Duration:00:25:02

041 - 5 Things to be Thankful for, Even if you have a Chronic Illness or Disability

11/22/2018
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Have a question or comment? Email me: jen@jenhardy.net 5 Things to be thankful for: 1. You're here! Every day that you wake up, you have hope. Hope that tomorrow will be better, that you'll feel well, and that new opportunities will present themselves 2. Scientific Advances Did you know that kerosene was used as a treatment for many common ailments 100 years ago? And in 1952, both tuberculosis and syphilis had no cure. Today you can go to the store and pick up modern miracles every...

Duration:00:23:44

040 - Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Tips and Tricks to Getting More Rest

11/15/2018
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Are you sick & tired of being sick & tired? Even moms who are totally healthy get exhausted sometimes. The secret to how to get the sleep you need is in this episode You'll also discover: Want to connect? You can find me: Chronically Positive Moms Social Network: jenhardy.net/club Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejenhardy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjenhardy Chronically Positive Moms Group on Facebook:...

Duration:00:21:45

039 -How to Save Time, Money, and Energy with Sarah Moore's "Three 'S' Strategy - Sort, Share, and Stop"

11/7/2018
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"Many women spend more on their clothes than they do on an annual vacation, and yet put more strategy on the vacation than the closet." -Sarah Moore Sarah Moore's "3 S" Strategy - Sort, Share, Stop: SORT: SHARE: you STOP: Sarah's other tips: A word from Sarah: "Hi, I'm Sarah Moore. I've been eliminating chaos since 1989! My left brain discovered a long time ago that it has the mind of a Lego master builder when it comes to filtering out all the busy work and time wasters of a...

Duration:00:23:58

038 - Abandoned at the Airport

10/31/2018
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038 - Abandoned at the Airport In today's episode, I'm talking about being abandoned in an empty terminal, in a wheelchair, at the Nashville Airport by the United Airlines flight crew. To read the full story, go to jenhardy.net/abandoned. This podcast episode tells the same details, but I wanted to share it in my voice. There are a lot of feelings in this episode. I discuss not only this weekend's trip (there were actually four incidents that occurred in 2 airports all with United...

Duration:00:27:17

037 - Easy, Healthy, and Quick Meal Planning with Sarah Moore

10/25/2018
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Do you ever feel like the lone employee in "Mom's Diner?" Sarah Moore shares how to end that, and enlist help to make meals fun again. Today Sarah Moore discussed: Breakfast: Urban Earth Mom Lunch: Dinner: A word from Sarah: "Hi, I'm Sarah Moore. I've been eliminating chaos since 1989! My left brain discovered a long time ago that it has the mind of a Lego master builder when it comes to filtering out all the busy work and time wasters of a process or project leaving only...

Duration:00:20:33

036 - How to Tame the Paper Monster and Eliminate Clutter with Sarah Moore

10/18/2018
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Are you living in paperwork overwhelm? Do you have so many pieces of adorable children's artwork you just don't know what to do with it all? Do you need a simple way to control papers? Then this is the episode for you! This series is different, because instead of an interview, Sarah Moore will be giving 4 separate master classes that make up the 4 Organization episodes. Today's master class is about Taming the Paper Monster. Sarah Moore's 3 Step Paper Reduction Strategy : 1. Stop the...

Duration:00:22:18

035 - 5 Simple Low-Energy Ways to Declutter Your Home with Sarah Moore

10/11/2018
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Do you ever wish your house was more organized? Are you tired of clutter? Then this is the series for you! We're starting it off with 5 simple ways to declutter with minimal energy. This series is different, because instead of an interview, Sarah Moore will be giving 4 separate master classes that make up the 4 Organization episodes. Sarah Moore's 5 Simple Steps to Decluttering : Today Sarah Moore discussed: A word from Sarah: "Hi, I'm Sarah Moore. I've been eliminating chaos since...

Duration:00:17:26

034 - Women's Cancers and The Importance of Knowing Your Body with Dr. Noah Goldman

9/27/2018
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034 - Women's Cancers: The Importance of Knowing Your Body with Dr. Noah Goldman "It's about knowing yourself and knowing what's normal for you... taking the initiative to seek help if there's something that just doesn't seem right to you." --Dr. Noah Goldman Today Dr. Goldman and I talked about: Who is Dr. Noah Goldman? Dr. Goldman is a board certified and fellowship trained Gynecologic Oncologist and serves in the role of Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs,...

Duration:00:30:38

033 - How To Talk To Kids About Cancer, And Other Tough Diagnoses - With Diana Sloan

9/20/2018
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Whether your diagnosis will mildly affect your health, or drastically impact your lifespan, telling your children about it is a good idea. But just because something needs to be done, don't make it easy. That's why I'm talking with Diana Sloan today. She's got great ideas about how to talk to kids about cancer. (Her ideas will work for any diagnosis) "I'm just somebody that wants to be here as long as possible and leave a little something in this world that somebody can take with them...

Duration:00:38:52

032 - Talking #cancer Why We Need to

9/13/2018
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32 - Talking #cancer - Why We Need To According to the World Health Organization: You read that right! 30-50%! That's why we need to talk. Today I'm talking about: http://www.who.int/cancer/en/ Want to be part of the conversation? Please send YOUR questions about cancer so I can ask our experts for you and share them on a future episode. Send them to jen@jenhardy.net. According to the World Health Organization: "According to current evidence, between 30% and 50% of cancer deaths...

Duration:00:15:02

031 - Uterine Cancer Awareness with CJ Colas

9/6/2018
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031 - Uterine Cancer Awareness with CJ Colas Today CJ Colas and I talked about: Who is CJ Colas? CJ Colas is 37 years old. She has a 3 year old son and is married to her high school sweetheart. CJ grew up in Florida and moved to Nashville with her husband about 7 years ago for work. Nashville is a great city and she's learning to love it, but there's no place like home. CJ's advice to women who have cancer: keep pushing even when it gets tough, don't give up. fight back. show...

Duration:00:36:57

030 - Parenting Special Needs Children When We Have Health Issues Ourselves

8/30/2018
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Today Dr. Cindy Blackwell and I talked about: Who is Dr. Cindy Blackwell? Dr. Cindy Blackwell is a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in pediatric mental health, sensory processing issues, and self regulation and behavior management. Cindy has experience working with children and their families in both public and therapeutic schools, in home-based and outpatient services, as well as in academia. Cindy's doctoral research focused on supporting parent advocacy in special...

Duration:00:40:08

029 - High Risk Pregnancy, Anxiety, and Maternal Health, with Parijat Deshpande, Author of 'Pregnancy Brain'

8/22/2018
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Today, Parijat Deshpande and I talked about: jenhardy.net/episode8 Who is Parijat Deshpande? Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy expert, perinatal mind-body wellness counselor, speaker and author who guides women to quickly and effectively release their stress during their high-risk pregnancy so they can manage their complications give their baby a strong start to life. Her unique approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a...

Duration:00:30:08

028 - Parenting 101 with Joy Acaso, LCSW

8/15/2018
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Today, Joy Acaso and I talked about: Quotes from Joy Acaso: "Don't be so scared of the new or different thing...we need to walk alongside our children. Our voice needs to be heard by our children." "Making sure I please mom and dad, is at the back of every kids head, at every age." "They - our children - want material things but...they also... expect: warmth, approval, and acceptance from their parents." "The motivated mom knows the power in her words, her thoughts, and her...

Duration:00:50:08

027 - How to Keep Your Kids Tech Safe with Jamey Tucker from whatthetech.tv

8/8/2018
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Do you wonder how in the world you're going to keep up with technology and keep your kids safe? If you're a parent, this is a must-listen episode! Jamey Tucker and I talk about: Secret Locker apps (you need to know about these!)mamabearapp.comwaituntil8th.org What to watch out for: Who is Jamey Tucker? "I worked in local TV news for 25 years as a reporter and anchor in Huntsville, AL, Memphis, TN and Nashville, TN. In 2011 I started a side project called "What the Tech?", a...

Duration:00:50:24

026 - The Beginning of Season 2 and Saying Goodbye to Season 1

8/3/2018
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Questions or comments? Email me at jen@jenhardy.net Today's Discussion: Season 1: Season 2: August is Parenting MonthSeptember is Cancer MonthNovember is Women in the Military Month And some other things: And that's about it. It's a short episode because so much excitement is coming, and I need to get ready! Can't wait to talk to you in the new season starting next Wednesday. You can find me: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejenhardy/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:14:42

025 - Happiness, Fun, and Finding Your Joy - No Matter What You're Going Through

7/20/2018
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Have you listened to episode 24 about ditching the guilt? If not, check it out at jenhardy.net/episode24. Are you happy? Do you do things on a regular basis that make YOU happy? Or does all of your energy go towards those around you? Sure, as moms we need to focus on our kids needs and put our family first, most of the time. But taking some time for ourselves, and doing the things we enjoy doing is crucial. Some questions to ask yourself to discover what makes you happy: Think back to...

Duration:00:30:11