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Looking for input to shift your family from chaos and reaction to a life with intention? Ashley's audio blog series is theme-focused with binge-worthy content on how to create the family and lifestyle you love to come home to. She's a fulltime RVing, location independent, unschooling mama of three, focused on authenticity, awareness, personality styles and embracing love in the present moment.
 
Tune in to the Best in Class marketing and business podcast, to listen to inspiring interviews with new and established entrepreneurs, marketers, agency owners, and start up founders who share their stories about business, marketing strategies, tactics, and the things you can’t learn in school. What keeps them going, and how they overcome challenges. Learn actionable strategies & tactics on how you can make your business grow and mistakes to avoid during your journey.
 
The Online Course Coach Podcast is THE podcast for the latest in online course creation tips, news, interviews and ideas with the Online Course Coach, Jeff Long. We not only talk about the theory of how to best teach online, but we also share insights and recommendations of how to best teach online. Jeff specializes in video-based online courses, with his extensive career since 2003, but has vast experience with developing LMS platforms, marketing, and overall course creation. Guest intervie ...
 
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Boredom is the plague you hope doesn't enter your home...or maybe you want it? While a kid saying "I'm booooooooorrrrrreeeedddd" can sound like fingers on a chalkboard, it's a great launchpad for amazing innovation and creativity. In this quick episode, we break down the B-O-R-E-D acronym and some quick tools to redirect your kids and get out of th…
 
Goals, words of the year...what do they really do for you? Do they inspire you or intimidate you? Is it freeing and exciting, or stifling? We'll walk you through what goals mean for us, what words and mantras we've focused on over the past 8 years, and what we're focusing on this year, along with a different twist on it all we invite you to explore…
 
Growing up LGBTQ in the Bible Belt has its own set of problematic situations when dealing with Fundamentalist Christian Organizations. In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Josh Astor, also known as J. Steele, and discusses the fears he had before and after coming out as a gay male to a religious family. Prior to coming out, Josh was a christia…
 
Join me this week as I talk to Laura Hernandez, mama of ten and creator of Mama Systems, as she shares how to keep your sanity even with a busy household, special needs, or any other exceptions that are causing chaos in your home. Hop over to www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-mama-systems-laura to get the corresponding blog post and access her free s…
 
Joy. Just Own it Yourself. Can you? Or are you so focused on making or bringing joy to others that you've sabotaged it with your own stress overload? In this short and sweet episode we help you with reframing so you keep your sanity and actually enjoy the upcoming weeks, as well as a few ideas where we've let go of tradition and added more simplici…
 
Growing up LGBTQ in the Bible Belt has its own set of problematic situations when dealing with Fundamentalist Christian Organizations. In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Bernadette Barton and discusses many stories of gay and lesbian individuals from the Bible Belt. They discuss the Toxic Closet, Conditions of Inarticulation, and how to star…
 
As we're nearing Christmas, we want to share four quick tips that will help you navigate the holidays - and beyond - with an attitude of abundance and gratitude. What do drop? What's on your "don't do" list? What do you fill, and what do you accept? Check out the blog post and podcast episode - what is something that helps keep you calm and enjoyin…
 
In our funniest episode yet, Kurtis and Leah interview Joe Gollahon and Daniel Hutchins, a couple from Louisville, Kentucky that have been together for over 27 years. For 19 of those years, the two have become well known for hosting a Huge Christmas Party! Each year the two shoot and edit over 15,000 photos from various events throughout Louisville…
 
Is a wall always a brick wall of negativity? Or is there a chance to put clear boundaries around the life you want to create? As we've moved from our RV into a stationary house for the next six months or so, it's an opportunity for us to reflect on what we've created - and the walls we "kiss" - and what we choose to bring awareness and gratitude to…
 
Is it ever too late to transition? Can you still find happiness by doing it later in life? In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Ashley Anna Parks, author of Taking Flight, a memoir on transitioning at the age of 65. Having lived 65 years presenting as a male, being married to a woman twice, having children, serving in the military, and being a…
 
Are you healthy...really? Does this include all aspects of mind, body, and soul? We've compiled 12 tenets for wellness to open the door for health in all three areas - mind/body/soul. Are you reinforcing the LIFE you want to live, or the death you want to avoid? Let me know which of these 12 tenets come easy for you, and what might be a struggle.…
 
Have you considered you're the narrator of your life? What story are you telling yourself? Is it one that is fueling you forward, or affirming what you wish would actually change? This week Nathan and I talk about the books we've been reading, and boy are they deep. So what do Dr. Bernie Siegel, Viktor Frankl, Nathan and Ashley all agree on? What, …
 
Ever wonder how to be successful in the HipHop Music Industry? Or to open shows for huge musical artist? In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Tori WhoDat. Tori is a HipHop artist that has performed at many pride festivals with popular songs such as, “Heather Grey”, “Thru My City” and “Love the Way”. She tells her wonderful story from Christian…
 
Struggling with sleep in your home? I used to believe "you can sleep when you die"...and I see now how that can be a recipe for a much sooner death. As we're digging into what people are tolerating in their homes, lack of sleep was another one stated - and not just because of littles! Having TWO teenagers now in my own home, I know sleeptime can be…
 
You know that old saying about how to eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Well that's definitely the case for clutter. It can get out of hand, and then you're hit with way too much and not sure where to start. Well look no further. Let's take it a "bite" at a time and see how clutter can be curbed, and your home can be a place of joy.…
 
I've asked a question in the Mama Says Namaste communities - "What are you tolerating that you'd like to change at home?" While I'm still gathering responses, this week lays the foundation of what to ask yourself if you're in this "stuck" point of tolerating (or, even worse, resenting) the life you're in. Here are three questions to ask yourself if…
 
This is the Mama Says Namaste podcast...so what does that mean for our home life? Are we all zen and "namaste" all the time...and what does namaste really mean? We address how we create a namaste vibe in our home by using an acronym of NAMASTE for open communication. And nope, we're not zen masters -we have plenty of high emotions with a tween and …
 
Hurricane Ian has come and gone through our country and the aftermath is still happening. The flooding and destruction will be a long haul of recovery. As we share about our experience over the past week, and what all we saw, it opens the door to what this makes possible. It can seem pretty bleak when you're hit with something catastrophic. Yet the…
 
Well, we're recording this today, Wednesday, September 28th, 2022, as we're waiting for Hurricane Ian to make landfall here in Florida. We've been evacuated from where we were volunteering down in the Florida Keys and are at another campground watching the weather, and bracing for how hard of a hit our house in Venice, Florida is going to get. As f…
 
As we near Juliette's birthday, we asked her to reflect on what ten things she might want to share on the podcast. She came up with ten things she's grateful for, and I absolutely loved her answers. Join us to hear Juliette's gratitude list of the top ten things she's grateful for as she completes her first decade of life - and see what it sparks i…
 
How do you discipline your child so they aren't just punished, but they learn other options for navigating this world on their own? Here are 6 tips to help them feel what they feel, bring awareness to what they don't see, and cultivate options in their toolbox to navigate life in a healthy way. Nathan and I share examples of "natural consequences" …
 
In this guest conversation, I talk with Kimball Lewis of Empowering Parents a second time (first was episode 252) about a specific behavior: lying. He shares how to navigate it in your home as well as the keys to effective consequences. This episode is up on video as well as a blog post. As we address why it happens and what you can do about it, he…
 
Climate change can be scary and overwhelming...and that's not counting the weather in your own internal climate! How are you weathering...from within? This week Nathan and I share a bit about how we're learning about ways to support our planet with our kids, as well as sharing the three Ps to navigate the climate we're bringing to our families, and…
 
Have you ever wondered how to fight school policies that are not gender inclusive? Interested in learning about the life of a transgender student? In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Marcus Macchi. Marcus is a transgender male that discusses how he managed to change the graduation gown policy at his Catholic high school. Today, many schools s…
 
Have you gotten stuck in a rut of the same old thing every night with your family? Have screens taken over so it seems like that's everyone's "go-to" for down time? Maybe it's time to look for other opportunities to connect as a family vs. a side-by-side family movie night. We share 3 ways we replace tech time with together time in our home, and I'…
 
Ever wonder how to be successful on TikTok? From another country and need advice on starting life after moving to America? In this episode, Kurtis Sunset and Leah Halston interview “Art” Bezrukavenko. Art is a Ukrainian immigrant that moved to America with just $500 in his pocket. He is now a well-known TikTok Star and Social Media Influencer after…
 
Life has a lot of variables, and disappointment is par for the course. Have you struggled with disappointing your kids? Is that cringe-worthy moment something you want to desperately avoid at all costs, or do you see it as a valuable part of living life together? Nathan and I have no issues with navigating disappointment with our kids, and can atte…
 
Have you ever wondered about the process of transitioning? How about how you should support your transgender son or daughter through their transition? In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Jennifer Richardson and Caley Logsdon in our first tag team mother/daughter interview ever. Caley is a transgender woman that has vast knowledge on the healt…
 
Sometimes in our desire to support our children, we let the world revolve around them. And then, at some point, they have to recognize their impact. This week we're building on the conversation about expectations last week and setting clear boundaries in your home. As Dr. Henry Cloud says, "you get what you tolerate." We talk about oceans, rebellio…
 
Have you ever wondered what life is like for Transgender Troops? How about an interest in working for the U.S. Space Force? In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Lt. Col. Bree Fram. Lt. Col. Bree Fram is the President of SPARTA, an organization that advocates and educates about transgender military service and is dedicated to the support and pr…
 
Do you have high expectations and end up disappointed when things don't go your way? Are you disillusioned by the "experts" who aren't really helping you and don't really have it all together? We all have expectations - yet a simple reframing of what we hold onto and how we communicate it can make a drastic shift in your joy and accomplishment. Wha…
 
In a country of "united" states, it seems there is division everywhere. It's hard to know what to do, and getting even harder to simply stay silent. So this week, Nathan and I have a raw and unfiltered conversation about what we're seeing and experiencing here in the US - and our first focus on what we're doing to make a difference. There are so ma…
 
Who is truly writing your story? Are you proactively creating it, or is the author the pains of your past, your dreams of the future, or someone else's voice entirely? As we address the past, present and future, we look for how to move forward regardless of the trauma we've experienced. In a time where trauma seems to be the word of the moment, we …
 
Are smartphones the enemy? Are your kids begging, and you're not sure what to do about it? This week we add our 12-year-old daughter, Elle, to the mix to share about how she went from begging for a smartphone to being a-okay without one. What is the reality around smartphone usage? What have we learned? And what can you do about it in your home? Li…
 
I was that mother who said I'd "never" have a snake in my home. And here we are, five snakes in, and I'm singing a different tune. What are your children interested in that has warranted an immediate shutdown from you? Is it based on a true fear, or simply what is unknown? This week Nathan and I invited our 15-year-old daughter, Clara, to join us a…
 
For the first time since Chris Stanley's My Gay Online Boyfriend Competition he spills the real tea about the competition, but it doesn't stop there! Chris then gets placed in the HOT SEAT to figure out if he's actually compatible with the ultimate winner, Kurtis Sunset, and then gets grilled by the past contestants. He answers all of the questions…
 
Ever hear the stereotype that gays and country don't mix? Well, Chad Benefield put that to the test when he became the morning Co-Host of WBKR (A country music radio station)! In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Chad Benefield about his time at WBKR, and his time battling for an LGBTQ+ Fairness Ordinance in Owensboro, Kentucky! But Chad this …
 
Porn has become rather raunchy over the past few decades. Bernadette Barton has studied the sex industry for over 25 years and has studied how raunch culture has grown over the past few decades from the male gaze to porn with more and more violence. If you've ever been uncomfortable receiving unsolicited dick pics, or thought some porn took things …
 
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