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Find The Magic

Find The Magic
122 episodes
Helping you honor yourself, your children and your partner. Tips and strategies to create peace, authenticity and love within your family. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/findthemagic/support

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Craving a Slow Down? Start with Your Mind.

The search for simplicity and slow can be overwhelming. As we looked for where to start the prompting to go inside was reoccurring. In this we start with clearing and cleaning up our mind first. How can we free up our minds, create more mental minimalism to live in the present moment, while still a…

An Honest Path to a More Minimal Lifestyle with Diane Boden of Minimalist Moms Podcast

In an age where materialism is rampant and we are craving simplicity in our lives, the logic of minimalism offers us a beautiful alternative. In this episode, one of our favorite minimalists and authors, helps us move towards minimalism in our lives by giving us some very applicable concrete tips o…

Recalculating Happiness with Jess Klasnick

Most of us say that happiness is something that we want, and society is all too willing to volunteer a recipe for finding it. If only we had the right size house, in the right neighborhood, with the right job, then we would be happy. In this episode, Jess Klaznick helps us recalculate happiness as …

HOW TO Find Slow Simplicity in Your Life

In a time when we feel like we need to do more and more, it is easy to become overwhelmed. In this episode, we discuss many tips that we have used as an antidote the the issue of constantly being busy we addressed in the last week’s episode. We offer you tools that help us stay present and take tim…

Is Being Busy Stealing Your Life?

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. And yet, somehow, it often seems like others somehow are doing more, accomplishing more with their time and we are left feeling like failures. We have people who need us, responsibilities to fulfill, and what can seem like an endless to do list that we are ne…

Raising Lions: The Art of Compassionate Discipline with Joe Newman

When we have a child who is misbehaving, it is easy to see him or her as a “problem child”. We don't want to crush our child, but also don't want to be so loose that our child becomes a tyrant. The paradox is that as we see our children for their worth and raise them in their own power we can begin…

Become a Child Whisperer / Parenting Your Kids True to Their Nature

Even though it can FEEL like there is one right way to parent in any situation; in our hearts we know that isn't true. We can feel the parenting advice that aligns with our personality. We can see the change in our child when we are acknowledging them for who they are. Parenting is not a one size f…

The Beauty of Conflict with Clair Canfield

When most of us think of our experiences with conflict in communication, we feel emotions ranging from mild discomfort to full fledged panic or dread. In this episode,  we explore our approach to conflict with Clair Canfield, a brilliant professor on the subject of communication. He models what he …

HOW TO Reconnect with Life, Your Marriage and Your Kids / Deep Dive into Connection

Connection is a foundational pillar of our parenting philosophy on Find the Magic along with boundaries, unconditional love and presence; we view connection as the vital, healing salve that can repair wounds and refill our empty buckets. In today's episode, we break down how we can connect with our…

HOW TO Simplify Meal Planning with Claire Tansey

Dinner can be the most joyful part of our day but often the preparation and pressure of getting something on the table brings stress instead of enjoyment with our family. If you strive to meal plan, make homemade meals and enjoy dinner time tune in! In 2021 we are focusing on being essential, minim…

Anxious Depletion / Magic Moment #1

Todays episode is our first Magic Moment! A shorter episode with quick wisdom to start your day. Felica shares the feelings of overwhelm, burnout and anxiety she has been experiencing and ways she has found to allow space for these feelings. She dives into what little things she believes may be wei…

Child Play Troubles, Defiant Kids, and Our Easy Affirmations Routine

In this rapid fire listener question episode, we address what to do when your kids have playmates who play in ways that you don’t approve of. We also delve into some options you have when your child seems to want to do everything you DON’T want  him or her to do while still maintaining connection. …

How To Tame Your Parenting Triggers with Jen Lumalan of Your Parenting Mojo

Being reactive and angry in our parenting is a feeling that weighs on many of us. There are times when your child does things that all children do like: expressing uncomfortable emotions, making big messes, wasting food, screaming/shouting LOUDLY, stalling endlessly while getting dressed, leaving t…

Recognizing Desire, Intimacy After Betrayal and Discovering Self within Our Sexuality with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

In this episode, we had the honor once again of discussing different aspects of intimacy with the incredible Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. She uses her extensive knowledge and wisdom about the subject of sexuality to help us navigate many different situations, such as when partners differ greatly in…

Power to Motivate Yourself Using Gretchin Rubin's Four Tendencies

How do you handle expectations? Are you a rule follower? A rule breaker? Do you do better when someone else expects you to do something, or are you motivated by your own expectations? We draw from Gretchin Rubin’s Four Tendencies and use that information to help understand yourself and what motiv…

Patience with Aggressive Behavior, Friendships in Motherhood and Making Peace with Your Inner Landscape

We dive into a wide range of listener questions today! We start by exploring what the solitude of 2020 brought into our life, how to come to peace with our inner landscape and find connection where we can. We spend time on a deep dive into one of our most asked questions, dealing with our kids aggr…

Learning from Brave and Powerful Women and Seeing Power as Infinite

Power is not finite, join us as we dismantle this perception with co-founder of Bravery Magazine Elyse Beard. In this episode she shares the stories of incredible women throughout history who have shown exceptional bravery, ingenuity, and intelligence. She offers tips to use the tapestry of history…

Using Play to Diffuse Power Struggles and Connect With Your Child

This week we explore the ideas of Lawrence Cohen. We often think of play as a secondary, optional activity. For kids, exploring the world through play is part of their healthy development. We dive deep into the science of play and discuss how to harness it for powerful connection. Books that insp…

Approaching the New Year Without Overwhelm

There are so many jokes about New Year’s Resolutions. We have all seen how full gyms get for the first two weeks of January, only to empty again after that. So many of us choose goals and have big plans to revamp our lives on January first, only to make no lasting changes.  In this episode, we sh…

Breaking Out of Generational Molds with Tessa Marinello-Wells

Most of us want to be respectful, gentle, loving parents. However, many parents are held back by the way they were raised. It can be difficult to break the mold of generations before you. In this episode, we talk about how to do just that—how to take unhealthy parenting habits we experienced as chi…

Using Intuition to Guide New Year Preparation

There are many voices competing for our attention. People we know, books we read, the news we listen to all are voices that fill our heads as we navigate what to do with our lives. In this episode, we explore how to create space in our lives for listening to our own intuition first, and how that se…

Susan Stiffelman on Remaining Present While Parenting

Children have the capacity to be our greatest teachers. They allow us the opportunity to truly look inside of ourselves when we are triggered, and wake up to our own nature.  In this episode, Felica had the incredible opportunity of discussing this topic with parenting expert and author, Susan Stif…

Feeling Lost? HOW TO Cultivate Meaning in Our Lives

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” Victor Frankl We all want to feel like our life h…

Making Dinner Meaningful and Uncomplicated with Claire Tansey

We all have to eat to survive--it’s part of life. Often, the task of feeding an entire family every single day is overwhelming. The sheer recurring quantity of the task can be daunting to the most ambitious of us, and yet, the task remains. How can we as parents create a dinner table that is both f…

Teaching Our Daughters to Live Wholeheartedly

Raising children in today’s society has lots of opportunities and challenges. In this episode, we explore the ones that are specific to raising girls. This is an exciting time to be a woman, and there are many things we can do as parents to help our girls truly embrace the gifts this time in histor…

Living Life Untamed and Releasing Others to do the Same

“Feelings are for feeling. All of them. Even the hard ones.” Glennon Doyle This is our 100th episode! In this landmark episode, we explore what it means to step into our own power. There are lots of things we are told as we grow throughout childhood and into adulthood. Many of those things are wo…

How to Own Your Desires & the Art of Intimacy with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

Physical intimacy is an important aspect of our lives, and yet it is also an area that for many people, can be a space that is complicated, difficult, and even emotionally or physically unpleasant. In this episode, we have a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, a relationship and sexualit…

Prepping Kids for New Babies, Earning vs. Rewarding, Quiet Time Tips, & Our Favorite Life Hacks

So many of the life hacks that we use in our lives every day to make it easier came from other people sharing them. In this episode, we answer several listener questions, including our very favorite life hacks that are saving us right now, from laundry and cleaning life savers to hair and easy morn…

Seeing Ourselves Clearly in the Role of Mother

Society has often put the role of motherhood either on a pedestal or in a cage, and both are small spaces from which to thrive. Few roles combine such responsibility and power with such possibility for shame and unhelpful pressure. Because of this, the topic of seeing our own role as mother clearly…

Creating Roots Through Family Traditions

The holiday season can feel overwhelming because we feel the need to do everything to make them exciting and special. However, the beauty of having our own families is that we can intentionally choose the holiday activities that serve us and let go of the ones that don’t. The magic of family tradit…