Hello Childhood, My Old Friend

A mistake that I used to make, prior to my personal development journey and even early within it, was to think that I had a “normal”childhood, without much to complain about, so didn’t need to bother examining my childhood for “childhood wounds”, “limiting beliefs” or issues from my past that might explain my current struggles. (Quotes to note my discomfort with the idea.)

Oh my goodness – how wrong I was! SO MUCH of what I struggle with today is related to my childhood. Does that mean I had bad parents? Nope! On the contrary, I think I had great parents, and I’m super lucky for all of the blessings I had and have, and for how supportive and attentive they were while also fostering my independence.

But the deeper I go in my personal development, the more I see issues popping up that make MUCH more sense when I put them in the context of my childhood.

Issues around food insecurity, where I get oddly possessive about my food? The recipe was a passion for food + seeing emotional food eating modeled + a few episodes of a family member eating my leftovers. Hello, food obsession!

Over the top anger when someone doesn’t suffer the consequences of their actions? Oh, of course, I remember, that’s something I saw play out as a kid.

Some of my struggles and personality quirks can’t be as directly tied to one incident, but it’s easy to find examples of the behavior that contributed to my mindset on that issue.

It is 100% normal for our childhood experiences to shape how we interact with the world. And we can’t change the past. But it is our choice how we choose to move forward and act today.

Personal development is the super power that gives us the tools to act more deliberately.

Does this resonate for you? Join my new Facebook group or contact me for a free exploratory coaching session, and let’s dive more deeply into this!

P.S. Two HUGE things in our world this past week. Ross’ new holiday ukulele album (it’s gorgeous!) is available for pre-order (you’ll pay half price if you purchase before it drops on December 7th, and you get a few tunes on the spot), and Ross’ online ukulele course is now available for purchase! Both are just in time for the holidays, whether as a gift for a friend or yourself. Please take a look and consider purchasing and/or sharing with your friends and family!


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Feeling frustrated working from home? Good news – our course is live!

Hello, and big virtual hugs from Ross and Jamie! We are well, and we hope you are too. We’ve been hard at work on our ukulele course while spreading the word about our collaborative course bundle covering ALL types of topics for those working from home.

Did you happen to catch the FB Live we did on Saturday? If not, no worries – I know we’re all being pulled in a million directions right now….which is why we’re even more excited “The Essential Work From Home” Expert Collaboration project has gone live to the public!

If you missed our interview with Kelly Abanda, you can still catch it here. We talked all things RVing, plus some tips for navigating relationships while working from home and some of our best travel tips too. Thanks for the opportunity, Kelly!

As one of our faithful blog subscribers, I want to make sure you have access to the full platform with the best possible rate, which we just made available.

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Here’s the scoop!

  • The full bundle of “Essential Work From Home Survival Kit” includes not only our course on “Navigating Relationships When You’re Both Working From Home”, but 25+ other courses from experts across 10+ fields, all who work at home already!
  • The platform and content are evergreen – it’ll be live indefinitely, and it will continue to have more courses added in the future. But if you use our code below, you never pay more than the one time purchase, and you still get access to ALL NEW COURSES. FOREVER. We’re anticipating another 10 or so course in the next month!
  • There are already over 25 courses, which if you were to buy these courses independently, it would cost well over $2,000.
  • The bundle is available to the general public for $499, but my link gets you the FULL BUNDLE for only $99!
  • Here’s the link to check out the full platform.
  • We’re throwing in an extra bonus—if you order the bundle in the next 48 hours and send me a copy of your confirmation email, I’ll send you a coupon for a free 30 minute music lesson with Ross or I! (The offer is good until 4/19 midnight EST!)

Please let us know if you have any questions! We’ve been working really hard on this to ensure the content is top tier, and I know the rest of the experts have as well.

I can’t wait to hear how these courses help you gain confidence, tools, and a sense of control and calm while you work, live and begin to thrive from home.

Thanks for reading, let us know what you think of the course, and stay well! Take care, friends.


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