2:28 How To Become An Informed Voter
29 min

I have heard from so many of you that this election season has left you feeling confused and overwhelmed. That is completely understandable, 2020 has been a year full of uncertainty and turmoil, to say the least. Even though there is so much going on around us it is critical for all of us to cast our vote and use our voices during this election season. Voting is a precious right and it is our responsibility as citizens to go to the polls with as much information as possible. In this episode I will walk you through my 4 step action plan to become an informed voter! My hope is that after listening to this episode you will feel empowered to confidently complete your ballot and fulfill your civic duty. 

Step 1: Put time on your calendar 

Step 2: Decide on your non-negotiables 

Step 3: Use your voting tools 

Step 4: Write down who you voted for


Download the FREE Voting Action Plan 


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3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms
3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms
Rachel Nielson
157: How (and Why) to Journal, Even If You’re Not a Journaler! // Kim Christenson
It is no secret that I love to journal. If you are part of the 3 in 30 community on Instagram, then you might have seen a photo I posted recently of me with a tower of storage bins stacked almost as tall as I am...and every single one of them is filled with journals! When we moved a few years ago, the friends who came to help us were so confused as they carried in boxes. “Ummm here’s another box that is labeled ‘Rachel’s Journals!’” So I may have a bit of a journaling problem, but that is because it has been so helpful to me throughout my life to process my emotions and experiences. I have to admit, though, ever since becoming a mom, I have struggled to consistently make time to journal, even though I know how powerful it is. I just have very little alone time, and when I do, it feels too hard to try to put my pen to paper and make something coherent come out.  On today’s episode, I am going to be interviewing someone who is possibly even more excited about journaling than I am (which is saying something), and she is going to give us lots of tips for how we can make journaling a part of our lives and why it is worth the effort. Kim Christenson is the co-founder of Loom Journals and Chief Product Officer at Promptly Journals, Loom's new home. She is a lifelong writer, journaler, and book lover, and she shares book recommendations for kids and adults, as well as articles on motherhood and mindfulness, on her blog, Talk Wordy to Me. On top of all of that, Kim is a mother of three and a personal friend of mine. I can’t wait for you to learn from her! *** THREE TAKEAWAYS FOR HOW & WHY TO JOURNAL 1. Write what you feel. Let go of the need to document all the events or have perfect spelling and grammar, and just free-write everything that's in your mind and heart.  2. Try Gratitude Journaling. This has been scientifically proven to improve mental AND physical health. 3. Start today. Don’t overthink it, and don’t feel like you have to go back in time and document all of the memories you’ve missed. Just start with today and move forward.  *** Show Notes https://www.instagram.com/talkwordytome (Kim’s Instagram) http://www.talkingwordy.com (Kim’s Blog, Talk Wordy to Me) https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1527911&u=2088177&m=96687&urllink=&afftrack= (Kim's Company, Promptly Journals) https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1578981&u=2088177&m=96687&urllink=&afftrack= (Promptly Parent-Child Connection Journals by Loom) https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1550893&u=2088177&m=96687&urllink=&afftrack= (Promptly Gratitude Journal) http://3in30podcast.com/flecksofgold (Flecks of Gold Journal) Quote from Spencer W Kimball: “Your journal is your autobiography, so it should be kept carefully. You are unique, and there may be incidents in your experience that are more noble and praiseworthy in their way than those recorded in any other life. There may be a flash of illumination here and a story of faithfulness there; you should truthfully record your real self and not what other people may see in you. What could you do better for your children and your children’s children than to record the story of your life, your triumphs over adversity, your recovery after a fall, your progress when all seemed black, your rejoicing when you had finally achieved?...Get a notebook, a journal that will last through all time, and maybe the angels may quote from it for eternity. Begin today.” Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors! https://www.numakits.com/ (Numa, postpartum recover kits for new mothers). Use the code 3IN30 for 10% off! https://www.betterhelp.com/start/?go=true&transaction_id=102836604167fe0e38bfb18475eb07&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=281&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=3in30&not_found=1&gor=start (BetterHelp, the world’s largest provider of therapy, done 100% online). Use the code 3IN30 for 10% off! Flecks of Gold Journal...
34 min
The Collin Kartchner Podcast
The Collin Kartchner Podcast
Collin Kartchner
The Collin Kartchner Podcast - This is Your (Kid's) Brain on Video Games
Is your son/daughter playing video games a bit too much? Have you noticed changes in their attitude and behavior? Are you worried about what video games are doing to their developing brains and the impact that will have on their mental health and overall success in life?  According to Newzoo, gamers worldwide are expected to spend nearly $160 billion in 2020 on video games. Let that number sink in. Kids are becoming so addicted to video games today they are hurting family members or themselves when the games are taken away. I get texts from ER docs saying kids as young as 10 attempted suicide simply because mom took away Fortnite. We lost a 6th grader in the neighboring city to suicide last year because mom took the X-box away. These are NOT just forms of entertainment, and kids are NOT wired to regulate and slow down their gaming time. And the gaming industry is taking full advantage of this making billions. Parents need to be their kids' brakes, but maybe it's time to get really consider getting your kids away from these games for good. Today's episode I interview a pediatric neurologist Dr. John Condie to give us some serious wake-the-bleep-up information on what these videos games are doing to kids, why they're doing what they do to kids, and why it's way past time to break your kids free from the merciless clutches of that dang X-Box/PS4/DS. This is one of the most eye-opening interviews I have conducted on the podcast yet, something every parent and teenager should listen to. Now excuse me while I go scream into a pillow. #savethekids #ditchthevideogames ************************************************************************** *If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click *HERE* for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. *Click **HERE** to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. * To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email *heymichelle@savethekids.us *to get on his speaking calendar. * * Don't forget to *Subscribe* to *The Collin Kartchner Podcast* on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review.
1 hr 4 min
Mint Arrow Messages
Mint Arrow Messages
Corrine Stokoe
Jane Clayson Johnson on Depression: a candid conversation about our experiences with mental illness
Jane Clayson Johnson is an award-winning journalist widely known for her work at CBS News, ABC News, and on the nationally syndicated NPR program, On Point. For more than two decades, she traveled the world, covering domestic and international stories and interviewing the biggest newsmakers of the day. At CBS News, Jane was co-anchor of The Early Show, a regular correspondent for 48 Hours, and an investigative reporter for “Eye on America” segments for the CBS Evening News. In 2018, Jane published her book Silent Souls Weeping, sharing an open and frank exploration of her own experience with clinical depression. She goes on to share stories gathered from interviews with more than 150 men, women, and teens who have suffered from depression. Today, Jane and I have a very candid, open conversation about both of our experiences with depression, what she's learned from interviewing others, and her advice to those suffering from this same trial in life, or to those with loved ones who suffer from mental illness. If you are struggling with mental health issues yourself. You're not alone. There are other people out there who have walked your path, and who have walked it successfully. It's not without pain, and it's not without heartache. But there is HOPE and there is HELP. In this episode, you will hear: * Jane's unforgettable assignments as a journalist * Falling into clinical depression * What drove Jane to write a book - to break the stigma of mental illness * Why are we so ashamed to talk about depression? * Everybody has a story. Someone is suffering in your world, the more compassion you have, the more you understand there are ways to help. * Why we need to be mental health-friendly * The two themes that always came up in her interviews: stigma and what depression does to the spiritual self * They say, pray harder that depression and mental illness will go away. Would you sit in a corner and pray your heart disease will go away? * Depression is a disease, it's not a spiritual deficit. * Brain health as a critically important component of real, full, and complete health * Stigma and how perfectionism affects that * You can’t fix this with work and discipline, you need treatment. * How to find a good therapist * Dealing with a child who is suffering from depression and anxiety * Our unique responsibility and opportunity to reach out and help others Supporting Resources: Silent Souls Weeping: Depression-Sharing Stories, Finding Hope by Jane Clayson Johnson https://amzn.to/3mPMCNW Jane’s website: https://www.janeclaysonjohnson.com/ Subscribe and Review Have you subscribed to our podcast? We’d love for you to subscribe if you haven’t yet. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast. Episode Credits Produced by Emerald City Productions
48 min
This is the Gospel Podcast
This is the Gospel Podcast
LDS Living
Family Ties
Stories in this episode: A journey to learn more about his grandparents leads Jeff across the world to old chapels, monasteries and hidden towns only to find dead ends––until a chance encounter on a remote mountain side; KC’s inherited pocket watch had long since become a plaything for his kids, until a close inspection of the watch yields an inscription that broadens his definition of “family.” Show Notes:  To see pictures and links for this episode, go to LDSLiving.com/thisisthegospel Transcript:  Sarah Blake  0:03  Welcome to This Is the Gospel, an LDS Living podcast where we feature real stories from real people who are practicing and living their faith every day. I'm Sarah Blake hosting today in place of KaRyn Lay. I'm happy to report that KaRyn is on the mend after a rough week recovering from COVID-19. Our theme today is "Family Ties." But before I get into that, I want to talk about rock climbing. I am not a cool rock climber, but I have seen some movies. So I happen to know that most of the time rock climbers are clipped in to a whole coordinated system of ropes that are connected to secure anchor points. And then the other end of the rope is held and watched over by other climbers. But there is also this insanely dangerous thing called free soloing where you climb without any ropes. You may have seen or heard about the documentary about climber Alex Honnold's record-breaking, totally legendary, free solo ascent of the El Capitan cliff face in Yosemite National Park in 2017. My husband and I watched that movie at an IMAX movie theater so the screen was several stories tall and the heights were dizzying. I was clutching the edge of my seat and my heart was pounding like I was actually attempting the climb myself. And I felt like I lost about a pound in just hand sweat despite the fact that I already knew how it ended with Alex Honnold surviving the climb. And again, and again, I found myself kind of absent mindedly reaching down to find a seat belt in my movie theater chair, just so you know, I couldn't fall off El Capitan. So this brings us back to the concept of family ties. Family ties is a phrase that we use in English to describe the connections that bind us to our families. For some people, these connections are biological. For some people, when they hear the phrase family ties, they think about the obligations and duties that we owe to each other. For some people, these ties have a lot to do with your shared family culture and expectations about how you live and make choices. And hopefully, for most of us, these family ties are also just about plain love and enjoyment of one another. But I want to say that these family ties, whatever they look like, are part of the coordinated system of ropes that we need while we climb through life. In our spiritual and emotional lives, we all deeply deeply crave to be clipped into reliable ropes with somebody we trust on the other end. And I think that feeling that I had, as I reached for the imaginary seatbelt in the movie theater, I think that's how we feel if we imagine a life without any of those family ties or connections to other people. It makes your emotional palms sweat. Think of climbing through life ropeless, just one slippery handhold away from falling through space. To know where we fit in a web of other people, and how we are tied into the past and connected in the present, and how our connections might last into the future, I think that's a very basic human need and it's part of our eternal and our spiritual DNA. And this week, we have two storytellers exploring these ideas with tales of family ties, and the lengths that we go to find them and the ways that they find us. First, we will hear from Jeff. Jeff  3:23  I think, I think this story really begins with my curiosity about my grandfather because we were so close growing up. He actually wanted me to be a professional golfer so he put a golf club in my hands at age two. But that gave us a lot of time on the golf course and in a golf cart talking and, and sharing stories and things like that. However, he would never tell me where he was from or about his childhood or about his parents or anything like that. Both he and my grandmother would refuse to give me any more information than three points. And that was number one: He was born in the former Yugoslavia. Number two: he was raised in Worland, Wyoming. And number three: he changed his name from Mijušković to Marks. I didn't know anything about his family. I didn't know where he was from. I didn't know what his childhood was like. And if I ever asked any questions, he would always put his fingers to his lips and tell me to shish. My dad, he never even knew anything about his parents. And if I ever asked him about it, he didn't know any more than those three things either. And both of his siblings have since passed away. So I don't have any other way of knowing anything about my grandparents. And it kind of made me sad when he did pass away in 2000 that I just didn't know enough about him because of how special he was to me. Well, in my career, I've spent many years as a pediatric dentist as a remote EMT, spending time in humanitarian clinics all around the world. So I'm used to traveling into remote areas and kind of booking crazy flights and going from place to place. Well 10 years ago, right after the Haiti earthquake, I got called to serve as a volunteer as a first responder there to help with the devastation from that tragedy. And on the flight, there was a gentleman sitting next to me, another volunteer, we were all in scrubs. And he was wearing scrubs with a University of Wyoming logo on them. And I turned over to him and just out of curiosity, I just asked him about his scrubs. And he said that he was a Wyoming fan because he came from a small town in Wyoming that I would have never heard of. And when I asked him about what that town's name was, he said that it was Worland, Wyoming, of all the places and I said, "That is crazy because my grandfather was raised in Worland, Wyoming." He said, he asked me a little bit more about me and where I'm from and also about my name. And he said, "Tell me your last name again?" And when I told him it was Marks, he said, "You wouldn't happen to be related to the Mijušković, are you?" Out of all the things. that most random thing. And I just was completely blown away and he even told me on this trip, that if we make it through this trip, it was kind of a it was kind of a crazy humanitarian aid adventure he, he said, "If we make it through this, I want to meet back in Wyoming so I can show you all about your family show you everything about your family." And so we went back there and he took us straight to the cemetery and I saw  Mijušković gravestone. I saw the two gravestones of my great-grandparents. So these are the parents of my grandpa George. So my great-grandfather, Joseph, who died in 1951. And my great-grandmother, Meliva, who died in 1983. And this I was fairly emotional about this because, again, not knowing anything about my family, seeing the gravestones where my, my ancestors were buried was very special to me. And I had never done anything with family history work, genealogy, anything, my entire life. This sparked kind of this spirit inside me not only of curiosity, but of really, something deeper. Something kind of more organic of who I am and where I come from. And finding my own identity through my grandfather was was kind of a fun adventure. At this point, I came home and spoke to our family history consultant to have her direct me to a 1920 census. And I saw my great-grandfather's name on there, my great-grandfather Joe and his family on this census coming from the former Yugoslavia in a country called Montenegro. So, again, now I have dates. I have names of family members, I even have a country in the former Yugoslavia, which is again, nothing that I ever had before. I was…
49 min
About Progress
About Progress
Monica Packer
AP 301: How to Value Your Motherhood || with Dr. Julie Hanks
My aspirational views of motherhood began when I was a young child, and translated to impossible ideals once I actually had my own children. I was a shell of myself trying to chase what I thought it meant to be an "angel mother." Today's episode is sort of part two after our last conversation in April, where we discuss how to value your motherhood. Dr. Julie Hanks shares her desire for her own children to see her as a thriving happy, and interesting mother, and what she has done for herself to accomplish that. She addresses the role of caregiving, traditionally undervalued, and how to increase it's value but also what to focus on instead. Learn how to lean into your role, in a way that only you can for those in your care, to see the real value in your motherhood. About a few other things... The Strive Hive helps Progressors who are eager to take action and strive for daily progress access LEARNING, CHANGE, AND COMMUNITY, so that they can find more and lasting personal growth and fulfillment. Join us for weekly chats, monthly masterclasses, self development book club, accountability and more! However you have chosen to educate your children during these unique and uncertain times, I want you to know you're doing the right thing! As a former educator, turned newly homeschooling mama I want us to know we're all in this together, so check out the COVID School Resource Guide. Sign up for the Go Getter Newsletter to get Progress Pointers in your inbox every Thursday. SHOW NOTES * Julie’s Website and Instagram * Take a minute to fill out my survey! * Better Help – 10% off first month with code ‘ABOUTPROGRESS’ * Join Podcast University and learn how to start or grow your podcast! * COVID School Resource Guide * Get the Organization Overhaul audio course * Join the monthly membership group * Get your first month+ FREE with Libsyn using code MONICA * Lend your voice and experience + be featured on the show HERE * Join Monica on Facebook and Instagram Songs Credit: DRIVE by Dj Nicolai Heidlas @nicolai-heidlas Music provided by FREE MUSIC FOR VLOGS AND VIDEOS bit.ly/freemusicforvlogs
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