This week was really hard.
I did a big, brave thing. (I bought a schoolbus to convert into a mini-home)
I made a big, hard mistake. (The schoolbus turned out to be a lemon and I lost $10,000)
And I learned some big, hard lessons. (Well, you’re just going to have to listen to the episode to hear about that!)
I am so grateful that I had this conversation with Hannah and Kelty of Upbringing a few weeks before I had my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. In this conversation, we talk about how the most important thing that you can do as a parent or caregiver is to regulate your own nervous system to model to little humans how to become friends with their own nervous systems. This is so important because when we grow up, we come up against big, brave things; big, hard mistakes; and big, important lessons and our nervous systems are the vehicle that we ride to help us through these inevitable moments in our lives.
In this episode, we will learn about:
Listen to this episode if...
You are a parent to a spirited and sensitive child OR you have a sensitive and spirited Inner Child you are reparenting
Kat Lee is an Intimacy + Relationship Coach, host of The Empowered Curiosity Podcast and Creator of The Heart Lab. She guides pattern-breakers to alchemize their emotions and embody their healing journey to cultivate intimacy as a spiritual practice.
Hannah Olavaria and Kelty Green are twins, coaches + speakers at the parenting resource Upbringing. Certified in Simplicity Parenting, Positive Discipline + trained in Foundations of the respectful parenting approach, RIE, Hannah & Kelty empower parents to grow up alongside kids for sanity + social change, elevating their discipline practices one conversation at a time! Learn more about their courses, guides, coaching & Live Q&As at www.upbringing.co or on Instagram @upbringing.co
Layton the Car Buyer (based in Vancouver,BC) is the man who showed up with compassion on a day that I needed it. He buys all kinds of cars - everything from luxury to junkers like Oli and you can find him here.
Rob the Mechanic from R & L Truck Repairs Ltd (Surrey, BC) was really knowledgeable and honest and gave me a no-bullshit assessment of Oli. He's old school and doesn't have a website but you can call him at (604) 582-0481
This podcast is made possible with sound production by Andre Lagace.
Original music by Mayan Kites