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Do you stand in your power? Unfortunately, many of us do not know how to do this. Standing in your power means that you honor yourself. It means that you know what you want and do not want, you know what you like and do not like. You stand strong for what you believe in and desire, and you don’t back down from your beliefs and desires just to please other people. You become the person responsible for your own happiness.

 

Use my 5 step process to help you finally become the person you want to be, the person who stands in their power. You will find freedom and happiness if you can master them!

 

  1. Pause
  2. Think
  3. Feel
  4. Trust
  5. Act

 

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It’s good to be back from a small break! New Year updates, announcements, an interview, and a giveaway!

 

Dr. Jody Dean is a clinical psychologist with 28 years of experience specializing in children, adolescents, and athletes. Her medical affiliations include Senior Clinical Account Executive, United Healthcare and Aetna; Director, and Employee Assistance Program at Hughes Electronics and DirecTV. She earned her PHD in clinical psychology in 1987 and her masters in clinical psychology in 1985 from California School of Professional Psychology. Jody has authored numerous magazine and professional journal articles. She continues to consult from her home in Wildwood Missouri, where she lives with her three dogs, including Roxie.

 

She joins me to discuss her book, Roxie the Doxie, a wonderful book to help children through adoption and other family transitions, such as blended families.

 

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When the end of a year approaches, it’s always a great time to reflect, as well as dream up new possibilities for the year ahead. I invite you to write a new script of your dream life. Let’s make next year the best yet for you and your blended family!

 

Please note, there will not be a show on December 25 or January 1. I will be spending some time enjoying my family, and I hope you do the same!

 

Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

 

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Being a stepparent comes with so many challenges, and those challenges can damage blended families. Bio parents aren’t always aware of the difficulties that their partners face. Here’s what to expect in this episode

 

  • Listener emails
  • Common struggles of stepparents
  • Solutions to some of those struggles
  • Tips for the hurting stepparent
  • My plea to the bio parent

 

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Charla Miller is a successful author who used traumatic events in her life to propel her forward. She wrote a book called, Wonder and Beauty: My Journey From Heartbreak to Healing Through the Wonder of Horses. She currently resides in Boise Idaho with her partner and is involved in the world of equine therapy. Charla also travels as a destination makeup and hair artist and brings her concept of beauty to all she meets.

 

Her story is paving the way for others to see that their pain from loss isn’t the ending but a launching point to even greater connection to those they love and so much more.

 

In this interview we discuss

 

  • Her personal story of parental alienation
  • The pivotal moment in her life where she had to make an important decision
  • How she got involved with horses
  • How horse therapy helped her heal
  • Reunification with her son
  • Her book, Wonder and Beauty, and why she wrote it
  • And much more

 

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Many of us walk through life taking things very personally, which can affect our lives greatly. It causes much suffering. The relationships we have with others can also be affected when we take everything to heart. Ten tips to help you learn to not take things personally!

 

  1. Avoid toxic people
  2. Have realistic expectations
  3. Determine how important the situation is
  4. Work on your self confidence
  5. Don’t give away your power
  6. Don’t jump to conclusions
  7. Understand that it’s not always about you
  8. Learn how to delete your imaginary trash bin
  9. Stop caring what others think of you
  10. Surround yourself with people who love and understand you

 

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Do you have an over involved ex? Or maybe you’re married to someone whose ex is over involved? There are reasons why exes feel the need to hover and criticize your parenting. They may make excessive phone calls, demonstrate helicopter parenting, or they might not think you are fit to parent your own child. Whatever they are doing, boundaries must be set. Learn all about this and how it affects your current relationship this week on the show!

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Blended families are already difficult to navigate. When a couple has parenting styles that differ from one another, it can be quite a challenge. What do you do when you and your partner parent differently? How can you make it work? My husband Shawn joins me to talk about our own challenges in this area. We talk about

 

  • Our parenting styles when we first met
  • Mistakes that we made in the beginning
  • How to be fair but also treat each child as an individual
  • Differences of parenting when custodial or noncustodial
  • What we learned from one another and how you can too
  • The importance of open communication
  • And much more

 

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Dr. Jennelle is a PhD Psychologist and Relationship Advisor working with individuals and couples who want to improve communication, collaboration, and harmony in their relationships. Dr. Jennelle focuses on non traditional relationships and family structures (i.e., female same-sex couples, divorced/remarrying couples, and blended families), helping to navigate the challenges in these complex dynamics by developing skills that lead to stronger partnerships, better parenting, and greater peace.

 

She joins me to talk about her personal experience with a same sex relationship and marriage. In this episode we discuss

 

  • Her personal relationship story
  • Challenges she faced
  • How her step children handled the transition
  • How to come out to family and friends
  • How to deal with negative reactions from others
  • Family dynamics of a same sex blended family
  • And much more!

 

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Halloween is a perfect time to talk about disguises! People put on masks on a daily basis to cover up who they really are, or what they struggle with emotionally. Living authentically is the only way to overcome this. How can we help others who haven’t figured this out?

 

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