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Podcast 36: Jamie Ivey

 

I’m so excited to be talking to Jamie Ivey on this podcast!! She is the host of the podcast, “The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey” which is also based here in Austin.

There were so many things we could have talked about!  I really wanted to get the story from her about how she started in podcasting.  It turns out she won a contest to be a radio host! What??

It was fun to learn about her dream guest on her show and why she thinks it’s important to surround yourself with “dream defenders”.

Listen in to hear about her first book coming out soon!

You can find out more about Jamie at www.jamieivey.com 

New Podcast: Caroline Williams Yoga

 

I’m excited for you to listen to this podcast and meet Caroline!

Caroline Williams has a You Tube Channel, Caroline Williams Yoga and she is active on instagram @carolinewyoga and Facebook @CarolineWilliamsYoga. She also has a blog, https://www.carolinewilliamsyoga.comMany of you already follow her I’m sure!

She recently ran a Kickstarter campaign and surpassed her fund raising goal! She will be filming videos for a series called “Foundations in Yoga: A Jesus Centered Approach”,  that will be released in September of this year.  We can’t wait!

Caroline and her husband have been living in New York City!  I love this and I told her it feels really glamorous and special to me to live in NYC. She told me all their stuff is actually all packed up in storage as they are planning a trip.  She took time to chat with me before she and her husband head to Europe and travel around for months, exploring and living out a lifelong dream.

Caroline and I talk about a lot of things, including our husbands, faith, yoga, Jesus, making dreams come true, staying the course when things don’t turn out the way you planned, and trusting God. We ponder the question, “Can Christians do yoga?” I think you can guess our answer to that question!

I love talking to people about the things God is calling them into in their lives.  I also really love learning about how they bring their dreams to life.  What does the day to day look like? How did they start? What if they get discouraged? We touch on all of that in this podcast. Like all good conversations, we laugh a little, I cry a little (no surprise) and I say YES! a lot! (Again, no surprise)

Enjoy! And then head over to You Tube and practice some yoga with Caroline!

The Gift I Really Want for Mother’s Day

 

Mother’s Day has me looking through old photographs, reminiscing.  My kids are older now, 19, 17 and 14. They aren’t thrilled to have their picture taken. I have so many good ones from when they were kids.  I love the pictures of them all together, the way they hang on each other, lean in to one another and show up as a team.  That’s a mother’s heart, right? That her kids would support one another and walk together through life. I was thinking about Mother’s Day and what I really want.  I think we all really want reassurance that the way we mother and have mothered is good enough.  We want a nod from the future telling us it’s all going to be okay.  We want to know the kids are alright. Amen?

So, here’s my letter to my kids this year about what I really want for Mother’s Day.

Don’t worry about getting me a trinket for Mother’s Day. Here is my heart’s desire.

I pray that you like yourself. That you feel content in the deepest recesses of your heart. That you know how loved, how wanted, how cherished you are. That you live fully and love deeply and spill kindness out of your pores. That God’s light would wrap you up and keep you warm and propel you to shine. I pray you show up with every ounce of your being. That you love honestly and with integrity and with purpose. That people leave your presence feeling good about themselves…that you have a generous spirit.  That you will greet each day as an adventure and an opportunity and that even in the boring and tough days you will laugh and see it all unfolding as it should.

Will you gift this to me? Are you willing to acknowledge this dream of mine? This longing in my heart? Will you live your life…full, authentic, honest, expectant and joyous? That’s what I want.

I want to know that my mistakes and blunders and outbursts only added flashes of temporary color to the memories but no permanent stain. That in my humanness you witness a redeemed soul, far from perfect but living real…my heart set on being better every day. That you receive life as a gift. Precious but not too much so. That you allow yourself to get dirty and take the tough knocks and come out standing, victorious. I pray you jump in the puddles and dance on the table and laugh with abandon. I pray that you listen intently and stay awake to the world while staying apart from it in your heart, careful to not be snared into foolish traps. I pray you find stillness and contentment and joy. I pray that grace would lead in your language and your actions. That faith will always be your cornerstone…deep abiding trust that all is well.

That is what I want for Mother’s Day.

I want you…fully alive and present for the life that awaits you.

This is your gift to me.

 

 

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