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Episode 9 ~ FLOW

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo.   Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now.     I love this quote from Heidi in today’s podcast: “Everything worth doing takes practice.” Mentioned in today’s podcast:  1/ 1938 Harvard Study – Robert Waldinger TED Talk 2/ The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor Train Your Brain in 21 Days:…read more

Episode 8 ~ What on earth is Hygge (Hyoo-gah)?

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo.   Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now.     Discussed in Today’s Episode… Definition of Hygge The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Friday Favorites (Smithical Snippet 4)

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Welcome to Friday Favorites…things that caught my eye and made me want to share with everyone! If you’re here from the Smithical Snippet – here is the infographic I was telling you about. The Basics of the Blue Zones in One Awesome Photo. I read this book in bits and pieces over the past week and just devoured the ending this morning as I tried to wake up after being on a family trip this week in D.C.  It’s not a new release, but a signed copy for sale (for…read more

Smithically Speaking ~ Episode 7: The Blue Zone

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo.   Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now.   In our second conversation, Heidi and I deep-dive into how our own families and communities can adopt heart-healthy and mind-healthy living. Discussed in today’s podcast… The Blue Zone Solutions Dan Buettner Moai Groups (Okinawa) Bringing the Blue Zone ideology into your life:…read more

Smithically Speaking: Episode 6 ~ Health, Hygge, Happiness (with Heidi)

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Hygge Coffee Co. Get 10% off your order by clicking on the Hygge Coffee Logo. We begin our series on the topic of Health, Hygge, and Happiness, by getting to know Heidi a little bit and understanding where she gets her passion for all things Health and Hygge. This week, we focus on the healthy side of happiness – suggestions Heidi has for those of us who need to know how to get started on a happier, healthier lifestyle or encouraging those of…read more

Smithical Snippet 3 ~ A call out to YOU

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This week, I make a plea to you, the listeners of Smithically Speaking, to get involved and tell your story. To make this podcast truly successful, it includes you being a bigger part of it, other than just listening. Get in touch with me! Listen here: The book that I recommend in this week’s Snippet (because I finished it this week, and also because I love recommending books that are truly moving): Tara Westover’s Educated  

Smithical Snippet 2 ~ Our next series…

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In just over a week, we will begin our new series on Smithically Speaking that is near and dear to the heart of my good friend, Heidi Nicholls: the well-being of your body and soul. It is a topic that we talk about a lot when we’re together, and I thought it would be great for the listeners of this podcast to listen in on some of our conversations about health, hygge, and the science of happiness. Listen in for a teaser of our first conversation together… SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave…read more

Smithically Speaking: Episode 5 ~ Resources for Alternative Ways to Learn in Ninth Grade

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Audible.  Support this podcast by signing up for a free 30-day trial. Click on the Audible image to the left to get your free download now. ~~~~ Today we conclude our series on preparing for high school where I share more fears and slight anxieties. But mostly I’m excited to see the interests that will take over the mind of our oldest as he enters high school. Mentioned in today’s podcast Parrot Rescue in Pittsburgh (hands-on, volunteering in something Rowan loves) MOOCs (Massive Open Online…read more

Smithical Snippet 1: My homeschool hack

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Every Friday, I’m back on the airwaves for a brief snippet of information to share with you based on the current series of the podcast. Listen in on my favorite homeschool hack. This week, I share my favorite homeschool hack that has really helped me each year of homeschooling for the past nine years:  My Pinterest Boards ~~~ We wrap up our series on Homeschooling High School next week!  Listen in on Monday to what we plan to focusing on for 9th grade.  We’ll also announce our new series, going…read more

Smithically Speaking: Episode 4 ~ Homeschooling High school Part 3

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Episode 4 of Smithically Speaking continues with the series about preparing to homeschool for the high school years.  I know I’m not the first to do this, but it’s the first time we’re hitting this milestone.  But I’m not the only homeschool parent who has doubts and fears along with being confident in our homeschool lives. In today’s episode we hear from other parents what their fears and confidences are. After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople Socks Rocks (my 13-year-old son who is also my producer)…read more