Eps 77: Carrie Anne Killeen talks about parenting for our soul

Carrie Anne Killeen is a Conscious Parent coach who specializes in assisting parents in increasing peace, love, joy, grace and ease in the home.  After living 20 years with a very critical view of herself and those around her, she realized how much love had been missing from her own childhood.  Using her children as her biggest teachers, she learned how to heal her own childhood wounds with love, compassion, forgiveness and inner truth.  She is deeply dedicated to creating a more peaceful world for children and parents. Carrie Anne inspires parents to see beyond their children’s behaviors to see the hidden truth and wisdom that lies inside their heart and soul.  Carrie Anne is a peaceful, single mom of three amazing and highly soulful daughters.  She is currently living her heart’s dream in Massachusetts.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

•    Working through emotional triggers with forgiveness and loving your inner child.
•    The need to exercising self-compassion as you process emotions
•    Emotional purging in a conscious way to move to an easier parenting journey
•    Moving passed mindfulness and consciousness to peacefulness
•    Functioning as a peaceful human being
•    Moving from “doing” to “being”
•    The value of peaceful presence, free of emotional trigger, for your kids
•    Modelling ownership of behavior for your kids
•    Peacefulness as a practice that takes time
•    Parenting as an extension of nature: gradually forging new pathways in your relationships and being expansive, not staying “stuck”
•    The healing power of authenticity with your kids
•    Aiming for perseverance and presence, not perfection
•    Exercising compassion for others and recognizing we don’t know their struggles
•    Learning how not to try to control others and focus on self to remain peaceful
•    Journalling as a practice to release emotions
•    Finding opportunities for stillness
•    Releasing others from the responsibility for reading your mind
•    Shifting to a solution focus to create momentum
•    Fear: being curious about it to avoid being driven by it
•    Showing up in your own home to make a difference in the world
•    Practical ways to nourish yourself
•    Unconditional love – what does that look like?

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful to me is about being present in the moment, choosing to look on the positive side of it. To that actually takes courage. We have a lot of stuff that we have to overcome to be joyful, more joyful. Courage is such an amazing word. I think people have a lot of courage but I don’t think people really know how much courage they can have. To harmonize both of them, and what I feel in your community, is that you can have both of them and be in balance and that’s a beautiful recipe for having a successful and happy life which I feel is available for everybody.

 Where to find Carrie Ann:  Facebook l Website

3 part webinar series on emotional triggers (link coming!)


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Feed 3,000


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Eps 62: Conscious Parenting with Lori Petro

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Welcome! My guest today is Lori Petro, an advocate for children and families. Lori is a conscious parent educator and a mom to a young daughter. Our discussion today is around raising caring and sensitive children. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why a “conscious” parent educator?

  • 13 Principles of Conscious Parenting (from Alfie Kohn)

  • Behavior and Motives: Look UNDER the surface

  • How we make kids be reactive

  • The connection with our child is THE most important thing

  • Children with unusual sensitivities

  • Three areas to understand sensitive children: relationships, stress, and skills

  • Explosive behavior and self-regulation

  • Peace and mindfulness

  • Noisy environments can be overwhelming

  • Skill building

  • Fixing stuff in my life

  • Looking for signals

  • What are they trying to tell me?

  • Be who you are right now


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The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary


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Eps 23: Denise Dryden on moving past our story to be a more conscious parent

This podcast interview is a long one, because the conversation was just that good.

Listen in as I talk with Denise Dryden, integrative coach, about how we can shed the stories and emotional baggage we show up to parent with so that we can be conscious and available to the child we find in front of us.

One of my favorite quotes from the conversation is Denise encouraging parents to think about in regards to their children, "What do I see that is unique and different, and how do I let them lead me into the future?"


She is a wise woman and it is my honor to know her!

Here are some links mentioned in the podcast:

Brandy Carlile - The Eye
Denise's website - www.denisedrydencoaching.com
Denise's Ecourse - Parenting the New Earth's Children
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