May 7th Show
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On today's show:
All about May!
Happy Moxie Mother's Day
Let go of negativity and
get your Moxie back!
Special Guest, Joy Pullmann,
Managing Editor of the Federalist and education research fellow at the Heartland Institute, talks about coloring books and Jaded adults
Happy Moxie Mother's Day!
Adding to last weeks list, I've included additional ideas for mother's of adult children.
For moms who garden, new flower pots (decorated by grandkids if available) a few potted flowers, charming new gardening gloves and rich hand moisturizer.
For moms who bake, new oven mitts, lovely tea towels, wooden spoons and a fresh smelling new dish soap.
For the reading mom, give her your favorite book, written in the cover with why you love it so much, along with tea, a new relaxing candle and an ultra soft throw blanket.
For the creative mom, adult coloring books, colored pencils, stamps, ink pads and blank note cards.
May... Its all about beauty.
You will SO thank me once you're done... but maybe not when you learn that we are doing .... wait for it....
Windows! Let the beauty of spring be SEEN through all your crystal clear windows after that long, dirty, dusty winter. While you're at it, pull those screens out to and give them a good rinse in the shower or the yard as they are likely caked with dust and we are aiming for clean fresh air coming in! Ready to go for the gold...? Of course you are! So get those window treatments laundered too so the whole window ensemble is complete!
Guest, Joy Pullmann
joined us to discuss her article,
"Why Jaded Adults Are Buying Stacks Of Coloring Books"
Joy shared that whether its the novel-ness or the stress-busting, coloring books are flying off the shelves with 8 of the top 20 best selling books on Amazon being coloring books (which I've conveniently collected for you below...). She notes that this unfullfilling rat race has put us on a path that if coloring books are bringing relief we have a bigger issue. We are receiving so little art education yet we have a powerful draw to the connectedness that art gives us, that coloring books are answering for us.
Joy Pullmann is managing editor of The Federalist, an education research fellow at The Heartland Institute, and author of the forthcoming "Coretastrophe: What Common Core Means for America's Future," from Encounter Books. She previously was managing editor of School Reform News and the assistant editor for American Magazine at the American Enterprise Institute. Joy is also the 2013-14 recipient of a Robert Novak journalism fellowship for in-depth reporting on Common Core national education mandates. Joy has taught high school and middle school history, literature, and debate, and has written public speaking curriculum. She is a graduate of the Hillsdale College honors and journalism programs. She and her husband live in the Midwest and have four children ages five and younger.
Let go of negative
So many among us are feeling and functioning in a constant state of negativity but we don't have to! Here's how to shake yourself free.
1. Be extremely selective about the media you consume.
2. Be extremely selective about the people you spend time with.
3. Make your needs a priority over others.
4. Learn to say no. With ease and without explaination.
5. Stop dreaming about what you want and make a plan.
6. Stop letting morning madness control you.
7. Stop looking for and/or expecting perfect, it doesn't exist, it never has.
8. You've got this... now go get your moxie on!
Ready to really get it under control...? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you there!