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Join clinical psychologist and mom of three Dr. Becky Kennedy on her weekly podcast, as she takes on tough parenting questions and delivers actionable guidance—all in short episodes, because we know time is hard to find as a parent. Her breakthrough approach has enabled thousands of people to get more comfortable in discomfort, make repairs after mistakes, and always see the good inside. You'll gain the tools to embody your authority while developing a stronger parent-child connection, helpi ...
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Master the best of what other people have already figured out so you can use their lessons in your life to create an unstoppable advantage. Shane Parrish is an entrepreneur and sought-after speaker. His newsletter (https://fs.blog/podcast) offers timeless insights you can use to change your life. In The Knowledge Project, Shane interviews people at the top of their game. Every episode is packed with hard-earned lessons that you can use in your life. Tune in to create an unstoppable advantage ...
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Solo & So Well - Self-care, Daily Habits, Wellness, Time Management, Solo Parenting, Single Parenting Help, Military Spouse, Find Your Purpose

Heidi Chirkoff - Mindset Coach, Wellness Coach, Life Coach for Women, Stressed Out Mom, Overwhelmed Mom

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Are you a mama that often solo parents while your partner works away? Are you struggling to keep it together, and balancing all the things on your own? Do you have a hard time setting boundaries and prioritizing self-care? Do you wonder if more joy, peace, and fulfillment is possible for you in this season of life? The Solo & So Well podcast is a landing spot for all the mamas out there struggling in their solo parenting roles. If that’s you, I want you to know you are safe, seen, and suppor ...
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You can follow the show at @DrMayaShankar on Instagram. Apple Podcasts’ Best Show of the Year 2021 Editor's Note: Maya Shankar blends compassionate storytelling with the science of human behavior to help us understand who we are and who we become in the face of a big change. Maya is no stranger to change. “My whole childhood revolved around the violin, but that changed in a moment when I injured my hand playing a single note,” says Shankar, who was studying under Itzhak Perlman at the Juilli ...
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For some, church is pretty simple. For others, it can be pretty complicated. So if faith and spirituality is a "heck yes" but church is a "hell no", welcome to Unchurchable - the place where we are able to participate in faith in our own way whether it is taking on taboo topics or exploring the unknown. After all, an examined faith is a strong one.
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Chats between James and Duncan on anything we find interesting... hopefully you find it interesting as well :) Please note all statements are the individuals own and do not represent the organisations they work for.
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We recently shared a conversation between Maya and Brené on A Slight Change of Plans where they talked about Maya's appearance on Brené's podcast, Dare to Lead. Today we are sharing that conversation with you! In this episode of Dare to Lead, Brené and Maya discuss how unexpected changes can disrupt our paths, challenge our identities, and require …
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Succeeding in both life and business is very difficult. The skills needed to scale a company often clash with those required to cultivate a thriving home life. Yet, Brent Beshore seems to have cracked the code—or at least he's actively working on it. In this conversation, he spills his secrets on excelling in both arenas. This episode is split into…
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This episode contains discussions of a death by suicide. Please take care listening. Today on the podcast, Dr. Becky talks to a dad about fatherhood, his relationship with his dad, repair, intergenerational change, what success really means to him, and the legacy he wants to pass on to his sons. To listen to Dr. Becky on A Slight Change of Plans: h…
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Hey Mama! Do you think you might be operating from survival mode? And it might be effecting your quality of life; how you parent, the amount of joy and love you experience, your relationships. If you are not sure, here are some questions you can ask yourself: Am I always in flight, flight, or freeze response? Am I easily overwhelmed, overstimulated…
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In this special episode of The Breakdown With Bethany, we are thrilled to welcome the multi-talented Taraji P. Henson! Known for her captivating performances on screen, Taraji is also a passionate advocate for mental health and a dedicated philanthropist. Join us as we dive into an inspiring conversation about her debut picture book, You Can Be a G…
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Once you have kids, vacations aren't vacations anymore. They're trips. And traveling with kids, big and small, can be a challenge. As we head into summer, Dr. Becky shares some tips and small shifts to help get you through stressful travel moments while creating core memories for your family. Good Inside's Guide to Traveling with Kids: https://bit.…
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Hey mama! Have you been hearing about time blocking, but just don't know where to start? Are you wishing you could have better time-management as a stay at home mom? Is routine something you struggle with, but are feeling a pull to start putting more focus there? In this episode we simplify time blocking and give lots of time-management tips along …
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Coming to you from the Spring Break trenches, this conversation with Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is one for the books! We dive into making time for fun with family, balancing it ALL, and a bit of spousal role reversal. Ali is such a bright light and a fun follow on Instagram, so be sure to check her out there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…
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The skills it takes to get rich are drastically different from the skills it takes to stay rich. Few understand this phenomenon more than Morgan Housel. He's identified unique lessons about wealth, happiness, and money by studying the world's richest families and learning what they did to build their wealth and just how quickly they squandered it a…
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Today on the podcast, we're releasing an episode of A Slight Change of Plans with Maya Shankar where Dr. Becky joins Maya to talk about how shifting to a mindset that children are “good inside” can improve parent-child relationships and make for long-lasting behavior change. Dr. Becky explains why her approach can help us navigate all kinds of rela…
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http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/andrew-sullivan-americas-new-religions.html“Religion is an attempt to find meaning in events, not a theory that tries to explain the universe.” It exists because we humans are the only species, so far as we can know, who have evolved to know explicitly that, one day in the future, we will die. And this existen…
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Lucie Fink is one of the OG content creators who got her start as the face of Refinery29’s video team. Today, she creates original video content for an audience of millions across YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and more and recently launched her podcast 'The Real Stuff With Lucie Fink,' where she normalizes conversations around the most “taboo” topics…
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Over the last decade, therapy has become the de facto solution to solve all sorts of problems for all sorts of people. Everyone has slowly accepted that therapy is normal and a net benefit to society. But instead of helping kids work through difficult circumstances, what if it's just making the problems worse? That's what Abigail Shrier thinks is h…
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This is a repeat of an earlier episode. Parenting small children is a full-body sensory experience. They're loud. They're grabby. They make messes everywhere. Personal space isn't a concept they fully understand yet. And as a parent, it's a lot. Occupational therapist Larissa Geleris joins Dr. Becky to give parents tips and tools for sensory and em…
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Hey Mama! Are you feeling frustrated with your child's behavior; you're not sure where it comes from, or how to manage it? Does it feeling like you are always throwing out consequences, bribes, and threats but nothing seems to be working? And it doesn't feel very good either. Do you often get activated by your child(ren)'s behavior, and you're not …
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Bess Bell Kalb is one of my favorite authors. I was deeply moved by her book "Nobody Will Tell You This But Me," and almost as equally moved by her first children's book "Buffalo Fluffalo." In this episode Bess and Bethany talk about their shared background, and Bess discusses her new book and the scary experience she went through giving birth to h…
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Actor and producer Jessica Biel joins Dr. Becky to talk about the link between shame, body confidence, self-trust, and her new book A Kids Book About Periods. Because we don't talk enough about periods. Even though half of the world menstruates, there is still so much shame around it. But the cycle of shame can stop now. It's time to change the mes…
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Hey Mama! Are you always feeling like you just don't have enough time and energy in the day? To do all the things? To stay on top of the house, manage the kids, manage yourself, and not lose your very loving mind in the process? I feel you! And I got you. I want to help you find more time and energy, and increase your capacity, so that you have mor…
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As the saying goes, money makes the world go round. But we're often not taught financial literacy in schools. And few families talk about money openly with their kids. Today, Alexa von Tobel, author of Rebel Girls Money Matters: A Guide to Saving, Spending, and Everything in Between joins Dr. Becky to help break down how we should be talking to our…
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Hey mama! Feeling tired, irritable, low a lot of the time? You are lacking in motivation? Your brain seems fogged? Inside of this short and sweet episode I have for you guys today, you are going to find ONE super simple daily practice you can start doing today, to help you with all of that! If you are ready for this major mom hack.. go ahead and pr…
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Zara Terez Tisch is a mom and founder of the athleisure brand Terez, which is known for its bold colors and fun prints. In this episode we hear all about Zara's entrepreneurship journey, how she successfully partners with other brands, and how she keeps her brand mission at the heart of everything Terez does. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
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What if reaching the next level of success wasn't determined by another skill, degree, or course but by something that changed on the inside? That's what Dr. Jim Loehr believes, and in this episode, he reveals everything he knows about mental toughness and winning the mind game. Shane and Loehr discuss the radical importance of the stories you tell…
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This is a repeat of an earlier episode. Even though the myths about only children have been debunked, the stereotypes remain. Only children are more selfish. Only children are spoiled. Only children are lonelier. In this conversation, Dr. Becky talks with a one and done mom who is tired of answering the question "Are you going to have another?". Jo…
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Do you find yourself scrolling Instagram, comparing your life to the perfect grids, the always happy families, and immaculate kitchens - and it makes you feel less than? You think man, they have it all, and I'm a hot mess over here! Do you see Moms at the park or at playgroup with seemingly endless amounts of patience and energy and you wonder why …
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Brené Brown is a bestselling author and social scientist known for her work on complex emotions like shame and vulnerability. She opens up to Maya about the evolution of some of her most important identities: big sister, recovering perfectionist, and reluctant public figure. She also shares how COVID affected her marriage, her struggles with social…
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One of Dr. Becky's favorite parenting mantras is choose truth over comfort. And when talking to kids about difficult subjects this is especially true. Whether it's substance use disorder, illness, or death, prioritizing truth over comfort is key. Clinical psychologist, Nicole Kosanke, joins Dr. Becky to help us understand how to talk to kids about …
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Hey Mama! Have you been feeling tapped out? Like, all the time? Are you experiencing low mood and energy? Brain fog, headaches, or chronic fatigue? Are you short with your kids a lot? Do you have resentment brewing inside of you? Do you wonder if all these symptoms are just part and parcel of being a Mom? There might be more going on for you, Mama.…
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In part two of Maya’s conversation with writer Suleika Jaouad, they talk about Suleika's epic road trip following her cancer treatments and her friendship with a man who spent half his life on death row. She also shares how she's choosing to live her life in light of a recent diagnosis that's left her in a more uncertain place than ever before. Sig…
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Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia when she was 22 years old. In this special two-part conversation, she talks with Maya about why she sees survival as a creative act, the problem with narratives that frame illness as a "hero’s journey," and the messy space that exists between illness and wellness. Sign up for Maya's n…
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Everyone should have access to safe, respectful, and dignified maternal care. The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate of any high-income country – and the crisis disproportionately affects women of color. On this week’s episode of The Breakdown with @BethanyBraunSilva, we meet Chanel Porchia-Albert, the “visionary” creator of Ancient Song …
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What do you do when you give your teen a phone and everything you were worried about comes true? They stopped reading books like they used to. They never leave their room without their phone. Their grades slip. They're getting into trouble socially. Can you take the phone away? Should you? And if you do, how should you go about it? This week, Dr. B…
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Working in a business and working on a business are two different things. Without the former, nothing gets done; without the latter, the wrong things get done. David Segal has a unique way of managing that tension, and this episode, he reveals all his business operating secrets and explains how he failed along the way. Shane and Segal discuss what …
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Have you been considering hiring a life coach? Are you a little unclear about what it even is? Or what kind of transformation you can expect? Are you curious about how coaching is different from therapy/counselling? In this this episode, we are going to cover all of that. I am also going to share some of my story and personal experience with hiring…
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Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist known for her popular parenting advice. She talks with Maya about how shifting to a mindset that children are “good inside” can improve parent-child relationships and make for long-lasting behavior change. Becky explains why her approach can help us navigate all kinds of relationships in our adult lives—…
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Haven Burton is a mom of three, renowned Broadway actress (and producer), and a friend of mine. Fun fact: we both studied Drama at NYU, same year, same class and you can see how that paid off for at least one of us—read, Haven! Haven and her husband were most recently co-producers on the hit Broadway smash "How To Dance In Ohio," a show in which Ha…
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American kids are struggling. And there's a lot of discussion around the reasons why. Is it smartphones? Is it social media? Is it a hyper-fixation on feelings and therapy? Economist, author, and host of ParentData, Emily Oster, joins Dr. Becky to discuss the latest book making the rounds in parenting circles, Bad Therapy. They delve into what pare…
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Hey Mama! Welcome back to another episode of Solo & So Well. I am your host Heidi Chirkoff, and I'm so glad you are hear today! If you clicked on this episode it's probably because you are having some harder days right now, you are right in the thick of it. And you need some tools, and encouragement- and from someone who truly gets it. I was inspir…
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Alison Gopnik is a developmental psychologist who studies childrens' brains. She talks with Maya about how kids' exploratory approach to problem-solving can show us how to better tap into our creative potential. Sign up for Maya's new newsletter here https://bit.ly/41lPqaZ and follow her on instagram @DrMayaShankar. See omnystudio.com/listener for …
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Hey Mama! So, I realized I have a few tricks up my sleeve to make for smoother days around here. They aren't technically time-management, self-care, or daily wellness practices...BUT they still do help me with time-management, taking care of myself, and winning the day! Curious what they are?! Go ahead, press play! In todays episode I am sharing th…
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