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Jump Start Your Joy

Paula Jenkins

Jump Start Your Joy is a podcast by Paula Jenkins, a business coach and podcast producer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by the quote “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day (Henri Nouwen),” this lively show looks at the inspiration, intention, and action that lead to joy in your life, the world, and other people's lives.

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Intentional Comfort and Joy in the Midst of Grief with Jenn Oglesbee
5d ago
Intentional Comfort and Joy in the Midst of Grief with Jenn Oglesbee
Jenn Oglesbee is a certified life coach and licensed clinical social worker, and the discussions that she and I had last summer on Instagram Live are what me to choose the “Intentional Comfort” for season seven on Jump Start Your Joy. We had a series called “What the Hell?,” and in it we discussed the events of the past couple of years, and how they impacted our lives. Jenn and I share a love of talking about joy, and have both woven it into our work. It’s an honor to have Jenn come back a year later, and share more about her own journey. In December of 2021, Jenn lost her sister to a rare form of brain cancer. She has been open in sharing about how the grief has shown up in her life, and how losing someone as close as a sibling has felt. She and I had had an interview on the books at the end of last year, and she asked to reschedule our discussion until after she felt ready to talk about things. And, she offered to dive into how finding and making space for intentional comfort in the midst of grief has looked for her over the past few months. Resources Jenn Oglesbee’s website:  Our three Instagram lives from last summer: Part One Part Two Part Three The mashup of the three Instagram Lives, as heard on Jump Start Your Joy In this episode, Jenn Oglesbee and I talk about: her joy as a child, doing dance parties, writing, and playingthe uncertainty involved around her sister’s illness and diagnosis, and navigating supporting her during the COVID pandemicthe difference between coaching and therapylooking for the little joys in life during hard times, even when joy feels like it is hard to graspthe grief and uncertainty that many of us felt during the pandemicsurrendering to griefgiving yourself permission to take a break for emotions other than grief during mourninghow writing can help you process big emotionssharing what feels right, to the right people, when you are readyreconnecting with joyhow she jump starts her joy: with downtime, making time for creativity, giving yourself permission to look weird and feel foolish Sign up to receive the Jump Start Your Joy newsletter Follow Jump Start Your Joy on Apple Podcasts Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.
Intentional Comfort and Joy in the Midst of Grief with Jenn Oglesbee
5d ago
Intentional Comfort and Joy in the Midst of Grief with Jenn Oglesbee
Jenn Oglesbee is a certified life coach and licensed clinical social worker, and the discussions that she and I had last summer on Instagram Live are what me to choose the “Intentional Comfort” for season seven on Jump Start Your Joy. We had a series called “What the Hell?,” and in it we discussed the events of the past couple of years, and how they impacted our lives. Jenn and I share a love of talking about joy, and have both woven it into our work. It’s an honor to have Jenn come back a year later, and share more about her own journey. In December of 2021, Jenn lost her sister to a rare form of brain cancer. She has been open in sharing about how the grief has shown up in her life, and how losing someone as close as a sibling has felt. She and I had had an interview on the books at the end of last year, and she asked to reschedule our discussion until after she felt ready to talk about things. And, she offered to dive into how finding and making space for intentional comfort in the midst of grief has looked for her over the past few months. Resources Jenn Oglesbee’s website:  Our three Instagram lives from last summer: Part One Part Two Part Three The mashup of the three Instagram Lives, as heard on Jump Start Your Joy In this episode, Jenn Oglesbee and I talk about: her joy as a child, doing dance parties, writing, and playingthe uncertainty involved around her sister’s illness and diagnosis, and navigating supporting her during the COVID pandemicthe difference between coaching and therapylooking for the little joys in life during hard times, even when joy feels like it is hard to graspthe grief and uncertainty that many of us felt during the pandemicsurrendering to griefgiving yourself permission to take a break for emotions other than grief during mourninghow writing can help you process big emotionssharing what feels right, to the right people, when you are readyreconnecting with joyhow she jump starts her joy: with downtime, making time for creativity, giving yourself permission to look weird and feel foolish Sign up to receive the Jump Start Your Joy newsletter Follow Jump Start Your Joy on Apple Podcasts Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.
Shelter in Place and Finding Your Way Home with Laura Joyce Davis
27-04-2022
Shelter in Place and Finding Your Way Home with Laura Joyce Davis
Laura Joyce Davis started her podcast, Shelter in Place, just as the pandemic shut California and the United States down on March 17, 2020. We talk about finding joy in hard times, defining the meaning of home, and sheltering in place as parents. Laura is a Minneapolis native who now calls Oakland home. She is an award-winning fiction writer, a Fulbright scholar, a WNYC Podcast Accelerator finalist, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She is a mom of three young kids who believe that anything is possible if you have a cape, a crown, and a very good book (she doesn’t disagree). In past lives she’s been a collegiate running coach, a Big Ten athlete, an award-winning a cappella singer, and a blue ribbon winner at the 4-H county fair. Both at Shelter in Place and in Laura’s past writing are grounded in the conviction that changing our communities begins with changing ourselves. In this episode, Laura and I talk about: what sheltering in place was like with childrenthe overwhelming impacts of the fires in California in August 2020Laura's family moving to Massachusetts during the pandemicthe first two seasons of Shelter in Place the podcasthow we look to define "home"the three ways that Laura jump starts joy: playing, speaking, and listening Resources: Shelter in Place Podcast website KASAMA Collective She Podcasts Live Claim Pod Parity Sign up to receive the Jump Start Your Joy newsletter Follow Jump Start Your Joy on Apple Podcasts Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.
The Body is Not an Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor
19-04-2022
The Body is Not an Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor
In this interview, I am so honored to be joined by author Sonya Renee Taylor. Sonya is the author of the the New York Times Bestselling book, “The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love.” She just recently released an updated version of that book, and the “Your Body is Not an Apology Workbook: Tools for Living Radical Self Love.” Sonya is joining me to talk all about radical self-love and joy. And, she shares that when we start to love ourselves, we can transform how we interact with others in the world. Sonya Renee Taylor and I talked about: – her early joys of creating radio shows with her friend – slam poetry festivals, and how entering them fed her soul – how “The Body is Not an Apology” got started – how the Genesis story in the Judeo-Christian tradition relates to shame and body image – how to tell if your joy is coming from an altruistic place, or if it may have residue on it – embracing radical self love – why radical self love is not easy work – the indoctrination of all of us in a society where the hierarchy has a vested interest in keeping us from embracing self love – giving from your overflow, and how that can help you steer clear of burnout – that choosing to spread radical self love feeds itself, and creates room for more radical self-love Resources Sonya Renee Taylor’s Website The Body is Not an Apology Website Support The Body is Not an Apology by making a contribution Sonya Renee Taylor on Unlocking Us with Brene Brown Sign up to receive the Jump Start Your Joy newsletter Follow Jump Start Your Joy on Apple Podcasts Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.
Stepping Up and Standing Out as an Introvert with Heather Hall
30-03-2022
Stepping Up and Standing Out as an Introvert with Heather Hall
In this episode of Jump Start Your Joy, I’m so excited to welcome Heather Hall, a transformative Leadership Coach, strategic Executive Coach, and evocative Spiritual Director whom I met through CLCC. She’s also the author of Step Up and Stand Out: 20 Tips for Aspiring Introverted Leaders. Heather helps aspiring introverted leaders, and their managers, connect with their voices and values to bring their ideas and vision to life.  I hope that you enjoy this episode about stepping up and standing out for introverts with Heather Hall. In this episode, Heather and I discuss: What is an introvert, extrovert, and ambivert? What goes on inside the mind of an introvert?How discussions around “following your passions” puts pressure on introverts to prove themselves or go for something seemingly larger than life.The corporate world was created by extroverts for extroverts. So, how do you navigate leadership as an introvert?Why Heather wrote Step Up and Stand Out and the lessons she’s learned throughout her corporate career.How workplace boundaries can improve your quality of life, your relationships with co-workers, and even prevent burnout.The power of saying “tell me more” before accepting opportunities or new commitments.Tips and advice for transitioning from a specialist role to a leadership-focused management role.How introverts give away their power at work and how to fully own your introverted skillset without people-pleasing or perfectionism.Networking, collaborating, and creating effective partnerships with extroverts.How to cultivate more joy in life.     Resources: Heather Hall’s website: Discover with Heather Step Up and Stand Out: 20 Tips for Aspiring Introverted Leaders by Heather Hall Connect with Heather on LinkedIn ClaimPodParity List and Website Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.
10 Things That Will Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Work and Life
15-03-2022
10 Things That Will Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Work and Life
10 Things That Will Inspire More Passion and Joy in Your Work and Life Introspection - Using the tools above, or working with a coach, a mentor, or a journal can provide a lot of insight for you. It's also important that you take time to heal any sort of past trauma or issues that might be making it hard for you to define or get in touch with your passions.Just start moving and working on things. Lots of times people think that they need to have everything all figured out before they can take the first step. Instead, think of the first logical step and give it a try.Let your passion stand on it's own. If you're interested in something, give it a try. Sometimes, instead of taking a first step, you may think that you need to have a plan to monetize a hobby, or have an end goal in mind for why you'd begin working on it. Passion and creativity are often most joyful when they are done for the sake of being fun and playful. You don't need an end "result" on the horizon to begin.It's OK to make bold moves. You often learn the most when you try something that is out of your comfort zone. Many people worry that they will "fail" when they try something they haven't done before. What if you removed that idea from the equation, and decided that there was no such thing as failure when it comes to following your passion?It's OK to "go back" to something if your first try doesn't work the way you'd planned. If you are working on building a business, and it doesn't work the way you'd envisioned the first time, it's OK to go back to work that supports you and your family. There's no shame, and nothing lost in continuing your quest as a side hustle, or starting over with a new focus.Notice if you've had "enough." You might discover that something that once brought you joy no longer does. Or, you might realize that you've had enough at a job that isn't serving you, or that you're no longer interested in continuing a hobby or a business that you once enjoyed. This is natural and part of being human.Look for the pivot points. I also call this being "well planned and loosely held," but notice when you see something shifting before your eyes in your plans. Often times, as you begin to build something your focus changes. You can also shift your business or your hobby or your interests to match those changes.Follow what feels right. If you've grown tired of doing something, stop. If something else feels interesting or bring you joy, do that. Resist staying with something just because you "should."The universe will give you opportunities to show you that you can do it. As you begin to grow your hobby or your passion or business, you'll see that the universe will show you that you're very capable of doing something. Looking back, you'll be able to see that you overcame challenges to get to where you are. Stop to celebrate those wins. You grow and change as your interests do, and it's always good to notice that you did something you once thought might be impossible.You'll get more of something when you're ready. This may have to do with manifesting, or with growth. You'll see that once you've got a grasp of how to do something, you'll often be faced with opportunities that allow you to grow. Be intentional about the growth. You might find that old versions of what you thought you wanted resurface. It's OK to say no to things that don't fit you, anymore Resources Brene Brown’s “Living Our Values” Exercise ClaimPodParity List and Website Jen Edds of Brassy Broadcasting Company (she created the #ClaimPodParity song) Heather Hall, Coach for Introverts Interview with Lauren Artress about Labyrinth Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.
Long Live the 80s: Arcade Games, Music and an Airbnb with guest Scott Leftwich of Wieners and Losers
08-03-2022
Long Live the 80s: Arcade Games, Music and an Airbnb with guest Scott Leftwich of Wieners and Losers
In this interview, I'm excited to be joined by Scott Leftwich. Scott originally started collecting console video games, and then began collecting early arcade games. He now owns 125 video games, and has the largest privately held collection of video games on the East Coast. Once a month, he opens the arcade for "Wieners and Losers," where people can play games for three hours and enjoy hot dogs and other food. He also has a band named Scott Leftwich and The Atarians, and in 2021 he opened an 80s themed Airbnb in his home. I hope you enjoy this conversation celebrating the 80s!  Read the full show notes on my website. In this episode, Scott Leftwich and I talk about: the 1980s, and how as kids we had so much funhis love of early 1980s arcade games (1984 and earlier)how his collection of early 1980s arcade games grew, and how he learned to work on themWieners and Losers, his monthly arcade eventthat he has 9 games of which there are 10 or less remaining in the worldhis band, Scott Leftwich and the Atariansthe inspiration for his 80s themed Airbnb that opened in 2021the joy that the arcade brings the community Resources Long Live the 80s! Wieners and Losers Website (find out more about the arcade) Scott Leftwich and The Atarians Scott's 1980s themed Airbnb in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Scott and Wieners and Losers on The Daily Woo Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.
Content Creation: Podcast Editing, Publishing, Interviewing, Audience Growth and More
25-01-2022
Content Creation: Podcast Editing, Publishing, Interviewing, Audience Growth and More
Marion Abrams of Grounded Content joins the show and we're talking all things content creation, with a special lens around pocasts. I know so many of you that listen, have some sort of entrepreneurial pursuit where you are creating content week over week or on a regular basis. And some of those past episodes about content creation and creativity have been the most downloaded here on JSYJ.  Good content all comes back to purpose. What is your mission and why are you creating this thing? This applies to whatever it is that you are making if you are an entrepreneur, whether that be social media, videos, blog posts or written work, etc. It all comes down to your filter and purpose, and offering up something that other people want to engage with. What is a podcast? Is it the same as a video on YouTube? Is it another word for interview?  How do you approach editing a podcast or other content? What do you need to know about crafting something for an audience? What about publishing options? (specific to podcasting - where do you publish, why you need a podcast host and more) And, how do you grow your podcast or following? What are the best methods?   Be sure and check out part one of this episode over on Grounded Content.  Resources Read the full episode notes on my site. Join me for a Quarterly Podcast Planning Session on February 4th, or sign up for a mini VIP day to launch or optimize your show.  Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.
Understanding Shared Death Experiences with William Peters (author of At Heaven's Door)
19-01-2022
Understanding Shared Death Experiences with William Peters (author of At Heaven's Door)
In this episode of Jump Start Your Joy, I am interviewing William J. Peters. He is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project and the director of its research initiative. He is the author of the new book, "At Heaven's Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach about Dying Well and Living Better." Recognized as a global leader in the field of shared death studies, he has spent decades studying end of life experiences. He is a practicing grief and bereavement therapist, and he holds degrees from Harvard and UC Berkeley. In this interview, we are talking about understanding shared death experiences. Read the show notes on my website. In this episode, William J. Peters and I discuss the definition of The Shared Death ExperienceNear Death ExperiencesAn NDE (near death experience) that occured to William in his teenage yearsHis new book, "At Heaven's Door"The research he has done on death, dying, and shared death experiencesMy own personal story of a shared death experienceThe work he does with the Shared Crossing ProjectHow understanding death, dying, and shared death experiences can allow more comfort in your lifeThe three ways he jump starts joy in his life: be kind to yourself, do what you love in life, helping other people Resources At Heaven's Door (the book) by William J. Peters The Shared Crossing Project Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.
Taking the Best Care of Yourself by Addressing 'Deferred Maintenance' with Self Care Expert Tami Hackbarth
12-01-2022
Taking the Best Care of Yourself by Addressing 'Deferred Maintenance' with Self Care Expert Tami Hackbarth
I'm delighted to have guest Tami Hackbarth back for a second interview on Jump Start Your Joy. Tami is the host of a hundred percent guilt-free self-care podcast, and she runs a very successful coaching business where she works with women to help them define and follow up with self care. In this conversation, we're talking about taking the best care of yourself by addressing "deferred maintenance." In this episode, Tami and I talk about: how to approach deferred maintenance.what happens when you leave things unattended in your life, and how they can cause problems when they are not addressed. These can include getting the right amount of sleep, or getting basic checkups for your health.that taking care of the basics honors our future senior citizen selves, as it allows us to remain healthy and independent as we age.how our bodies change as we enter our 30s and beyond, and how it's important to intentionally make time and space for our own daily carethe decline in muscle mass that all women experience after age 30what's brought us joy in the last year: unexpected laughing, spending time outside, and swimming. I share that I have been enjoying Cobra Kai and Ted Lasso. Resources Tami's Deferred Maintenance program (sign up here) Tami Hackbarth’s website 100% Guilt Free Self Care Podcast on Apple Podcasts Tami on Instagram Tami's first interview on JSYJ Subscribe to JSYJ on YouTube
Empaths and Highly Sensitive People with guest Signe Myers Hovem
04-01-2022
Empaths and Highly Sensitive People with guest Signe Myers Hovem
Signe Myers Hovem is a spiritual counselor, an energy worker, and the author of The Space in Between: An Empaths Field Guide. In this interview on Jump Start Your Joy podcast, we are talking about empaths and highly sensitive people (HSPs). If you are a highly sensitive person, or if you have a sense that you may be an empath, then I think you're going to get a lot out of this conversation (which ties so closely to this season's theme of intentional comfort on the podcast). HSPs and empaths notice the energy around people and places and things, and this can be overwhelming to them. The Empath's Field Guide, and this conversation, offers a lot of insight on how to manage your energy, hold space, and work with your gifts. In this episode, Signe Myers Hovem talk about: What it means to be a functional empath.The difference between empathy versus being an empath.Exploring what it means to identify as a highly sensitive person.The power of our words and what we choose to call things.Minding your energy, and holding space without having your own energy drained.How to set up strong boundaries with people, places, or things if you feel an energetic drain and decide if you want to get involved further.How do we navigate through the space of being an empath or an HSP in everyday life? Resources Signe Myers Hovem's website The Space in Between: An Empaths Field Guide by Signe Myers Hovem Sign up for the January 14, 2022 Podcaster meetup (online) and Ask Me Anything Sign up for the January 21, 2022 Podcasting Quarterly Content Planning Session
Waking Up to the Truth of Who You Are with guest Jonni Pollard
29-12-2021
Waking Up to the Truth of Who You Are with guest Jonni Pollard
I truly enjoyed getting to speak with Jonni, and felt myself sinking into the conversation in a deep way. One of the most inspirational parts of the discussion for me was when we walked through the Four Golden Insights, which are the pillars for the work Jonni does. Life is SacredLove is our Nature – we serve, nature, and find connectionWisdom is our Power – Jonni talks about finding the intelligence of love, and reconciling the appearance of resistance and opposites. We also talked about “embodied leadership power, which equals the ability to influence the environment around us.”Wisdom can enliven and awaken the truth of who we are 4. Fulfillment is our Purpose – we find our purpose by fully understanding who we are Resources Jonni Pollard’s website The Golden Sequence by Jonni Pollard on Amazon   Jonni Pollard and I talk about: His earliest sparks of joy as a child – playing with other kids, playing games, and any kind of games where he could evolve and find excitementBeing a multipassionate, where he reflected that he felt that the many different things he enjoys in his life are all just different ways that his soul and purpose is revealing itselfThe filters that we use from the outside looking in, and how it changes the way we see ourselvesThe desire of creative beings to become expressiveOur conditioning as children and the pervasive ideology that we learn as young peopleHow adopting and conforming to social ideals causes immense sufferingThe four golden insights that set the pillars for the Golden SequenceWhat happens when energy does not flow naturallyThe dissonance that fear createsWhy we need to connect to our purpose and our humanityJonni’s thoughts How to Jump Start Your Joy: wake up and connect to the world around you, meditate for success and to affirm your humanity, and to show your best connected self to whomever you first have contact with in the morning
Three Ways to Reconnect with Intentional Comfort as Inspired by the Art of Gathering
22-12-2021
Three Ways to Reconnect with Intentional Comfort as Inspired by the Art of Gathering
Intentional Comfort is the theme of this season, and in this episode I'm taking inspiration from Priya Parker's Art of Gathering, and using her 3 rules of gathering to consider new ways to reconnect with what nourishes, fortifies, and supports you.  While her Ted Talk is about how to interact in groups and gatherings in new ways, I find that her rules and thoughts offer insights on how to connect with yourself, and how to determine what is meaningful to you when looking for intentional comfort. Here are the basics of what I'm covering: Don't leave it to chance This is the intentional part of things. If we leave the relationship and connection we have to and with ourselves to chance, it's far too easy to focus on the basics and logistics of life, and ignore time for self care. If you're longing for more time for yourself, or time to do thoughtful, comforting things, schedule that time in. Embrace your purpose For many of you, especially over the stretch of the pandemic, you may have developed some habits that aren’t really serving you. And, while they likely did serve you for a period of time, now that we’re nearly into the third year of all of this, I think the way we look at comfort and what fortifies us has likely changed. It’s become super apparent that this isn’t about a sprint, this is about a transition. What is the purpose, or meaning, behind setting up time for intentional comfort? How can you craft something that supports and nourishes you, as we all work through this transition together? What is the purpose of what you want to do, in finding comfort? What would meet your needs? If you’re looking for an escape, what does that look like given any of your current constraints? If you’re looking for peace and quiet, why? And if you dig a layer deeper, is there something you feel is missing?  Cause good controversy Priya says that “human connection is as threatened by unhealthy peace as it is by unhealthy conflict.” And, I’d add that this connection is true for gatherings as it is for the connection you and I have with ourselves.  For this, I’d ask yourself what do you need, right now? Drop any sort of “shoulds” or polite answers. You're answering this just for yourself.  Some of these answers might be overly simple: a walk, a shower, a drink of water, a meal Some of these answers might be more complicated and feel harder to figure out: a feeling of connectedness, quiet time when I’m not needed by anyone else, a day to just bake cookies and connect with the holiday spirit How can you do this? It might feel like it involves creating some good controversy, especially if it involves speaking up to divide up housework with your family, to find quiet time, to find time to pursue a hobby, or to interview for a new job. You may need help from other people to do these things. So, dive in and ask yourself what you need and then figure out what kind of help you need from other people in your family. The other side of this good controversy could be a totally inside job. It could be that you’ve been sitting with something for a long time that doesn’t feel so great, and in order to find comfort and joy on the other side, you need to work through it. You may need to break through a Story - or something you’re assuming is true but isn’t really true. Use "pop up" rules Priya suggests this for groups that gather that don’t necessarily share the same background, or are part of the same generation, culture, or rules for etiquette. She says in those situations, you can set up pop up rules to encourage meaningful connection. What if you changed your own rules for a bit? What rules could you set for yourself, just for a day or a week, to support yourself? An example might be: set a bedtime for yourself for the next week if you are tired. Make a rule for yourself that this week, you will slow down and have an afternoon snack and see how that feels. Limit your interaction with people who stress you out, if possible.  Maybe if there’s a particular person that tends to upset you but you know you’ll see at a holiday event, maybe set a rule that you can leave after a certain amount of time at the event, or request that you not be seated next to them? This might mean that you’re asking for something slightly different of yourself and other people - and that could be uncomfortable. So, let it be an experiment. Try out what something new looks like. Wrap up These ideas are all so applicable to how we can find intentional comfort and joy in our lives. It’s so easy to get into habits that don’t really support you, but have addressed discomfort you may have been feeling. Intentional Comfort is all adding a layer of mindfulness to what you do every day. I have been looking for ways to intentionally add nurturing and nourishing habits to my days, and find that when I make those choices, I do find more joy, too. Resources Priya Parker's Ted Talk Stasia Savasuk on Jump Start Your Joy (episode 303)  The Joy Diet by Martha Beck The Work of Byron Katie Loving What is by Byron Katie
Stasia Savasuk on Finding "Inside Out Congruency" and Wearing Your Word for 2022
14-12-2021
Stasia Savasuk on Finding "Inside Out Congruency" and Wearing Your Word for 2022
Stasia Savasuk is an amazing style coach, and the super power behind Stasia's Style School, The REVEL-You-Tion, and Wear Our Word. She helps women find "inside out congruency," which is all about how you can do the inner work to define your values, and match those in the clothes that you choose to wear. I've thoroughly enjoyed her leadership over the last year, and her program encourages beautiful, authentic growth that has people shining from the inside out. In this episode, Stasia and I talk about: - Bell Hooks' book, "All About Love" - Self-regulation, and how to regulate when you feel triggered - How Stasia chooses themes for her REVEL-You-tion program - Inside-out congruency: Who are you on the inside, and how can you reflect that on the outside? - Becoming happy with yourself now, just as you are - The BS of the standard cultural beliefs around what is beautiful - Why community is important in making change - Why self acceptance is so important and how it is life changing - Why New Years Resolutions don't work, and how they are just part of the problem - Wear Our Word workshop - Her top ways to jump start your joy: get outside Resources Stasia's Wear Our Word workshop waitlist (click here) Stasia Savasuk's website Stasia Savasuk on Instagram Stasia Savasuk on JSYJ, from Season 4: Dressing for Joy and Confidence Stasia's TedX Talk "All About Love" by Bell Hooks   Buy Jump Start Your Joy: Heart-Centered Ways to Find Joy in The Messy Middle on Amazon (affiliate link) Follow Jump Start Your Joy on Apple Podcasts Follow Jump Start Your Joy on Spotify
Flickers of Joy in Every Season with Marsha Flowers of Five Blessing Candles and Little Bee Scents
07-12-2021
Flickers of Joy in Every Season with Marsha Flowers of Five Blessing Candles and Little Bee Scents
I am delighted to be joined for a second time by Marsha Flowers, who is the owner of Five B and Co Candles, and the newly launched Little Bee Scents. In our conversation, she shares how she has listened to her heart to expand her business in new ways. After thinking about what she likes best about candle making (the creativity, creating scents, and community), she realized that she also wanted to help other candle makers (and soap makers too!) bring their dreams to life. In the spirit of mentoring and helping others in the field she loves so much, Little Bee Scents was born. In this episode, Marsha and I talk about: The launch of Little Bee Scents and becoming the candlemaker for Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City.How she is helping people get creative and produce quality products by offering custom scents for them to use in their own business, without having to buy a large minimum orderWhy Marsha wanted to change things up in her businessThe process of crafting scents that match the smell of beer, hay, and the fresh smell of the earth after the rainWhy candles offer comfort to people and connect us to memories in a powerful wayHow Marsha let her heart lead her to the place that made her feel good about her businessMad, glad, sad, or ewwww: Marsha’s new way of identifying her emotion over things, and following her first impulse about them.How to jump start your joy: through smiling and helping other people create things that they love Resources Marsha Flower's candle website: Five Blessings Candles Marsha Flower's scent website: Little Bee Scents 5BandCo on Instagram Marsha Flowers on JSYJ: Creating “Happiness in The Form of a Flicker”