Truly Madly Smiley
lighting up the true spirit of children from within
“It’s literally the most worthwhile purchase I’ve made for my daughter! You’ve helped her see she’s stronger than her fears and worries. I love seeing her smile again!”
Press play to access a vast library of Smiley storytelling wisdom that makes growing up as a messy human easier. Inspiration, guidance and motivation whenever you need it (view full playlist here).
Take action to grow confidence by learning practical life skills. Manage stress, make decisions, develop independence and organise daily routines. You don’t learn this stuff at school (view full playlist here).
Make sense of life and give meaning to the ups and downs of friendships, family, school. Encourages children to follow their hearts so they can find their place in the world.
Learn positive self-talk and Smiley affirmations that encourage self-kindness and gentleness. Ideal for perfectionists who are hard on themselves.
Creativity is a fun confidence booster and the purest form of self-expression. Effortless mindfulness for high energy children who find it hard to relax.
Compassionate regard for the emotional self. Just like brushing your teeth every day, prioritise taking care of emotions for optimum wellbeing.
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affordable membership plans
Wonderful WildheartMonthly Membership
Creative WildheartBest Value Annual Membership + Journal
- Lock this rate in and instantly access:
- All content and features in the monthly plan PLUS
- ✔ 3 FREE months ✔ fun 40-page printable journal (see below)
- ✔ personal podcast shout out from Smiley
- 🎁 Gift this membership to a friend
- You can cancel at any time.
What’s inside of you needs to come out of you!
∞ check in with emotions ∞ self-expression ∞ reduce anxiety
Studies show that writing and drawing help process negative emotions. What children cannot verbalise, they draw. Like your own private mentoring session, Smiley invites you to self-reflect as you listen along and grow your confidence from the inside out.
“Smiley, Snuggle & Snack has become our lockdown homeschooling essential. It’s a pause in our day to connect, breathe and reset. My daughter is full of it and wants to update her Dad when he can’t join us. Whereas my son quietly absorbs it and I hear him repeating it back in our conversations. He even asked to listen to you at lunchtime today! We started off by listening to the one about the dark and later that evening I found my son lying in the dark. He said ‘.. it’s what Smiley told me to do so I can feel better about the dark ..’ A couple of days later we were doing Joe Wicks, my daughter got upset and said something about being too sensitive and my son replied: ‘.. but that is your superpower!..‘ We loved the one about the Coronavirus because it’s been tough and it was really interesting to hear where they were on your feelings scale. We’ve only just begun, but feeling much more positive. Thank you so much for your encouragement”
“Your kids need this – and they’ll love it. Can’t recommend Truly Madly Smiley or anything Lisa does highly enough. She understands the struggles that our kids are facing and she has an authentic, lighthearted and fun way of connecting to them as she delivers her message. These podcasts help to reassure your child and to give them the tools they need to deal with their worries and to feel good about themselves – skills for life.”
“I thought he wasn’t listening, so I took your advice and got the journal. You were right, he likes to play or doodle while he listens. He’s such a deep thinker – it takes him a while to work out what you’re saying. You don’t rush them, and I’ve learnt from you not to step in and answer for him. He might listen to one episode a few times before he says something that blows my mind!! It’s totally on his wavelength and he loves that quiet time after a hectic school day. I can get my stuff done while he listens and I’m a happy Mummy too!”
“She really listens to you, takes it all in. She’s not big on journaling, colouring in, or listening to any other audios, but you, she loves! It was a couple of years ago that a friend sent me your link on Facebook, and I am so very grateful she did! We love love love Truly Madly Smiley. It’s easy for my 10-year-old to navigate herself whenever she needs to. She tends to listen before she goes to sleep at night. Honestly, they have really helped us through some difficult times. Thank you for all your amazing work. You are a brilliant coach and I’ve recommended you to so many people.”
Who is Truly Madly Smiley for?
The recommended age is 8-11 years. It’s for lifelong learners of all ages who are curious about the world.
It’s especially loved by:
- those preparing to make the leap to secondary school
- those going through change and facing a challenge
- those experiencing grief and heartache
- those who wear their heart on their sleeve, highly sensitive and intuitive souls
- old souls and Wildhearts – sometimes referred to as New Earth Children which is made up of Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow children
- children with special needs, such as learning difficulties, autism or trauma
How can I access all the materials?
Sign up to become a member and all you need is an electronic device and an internet connection. Watch this video for a guided tour of the members’ area.
How often is fresh new material added?
You will get inspiring, new content every month (a minimum of two episodes and the occasional surprise bonus or workshop).
Is there a right way to introduce it?
If you’re a PARENT, make it an exciting reason to have some quality time together or casually pop it on while you go about your day and lead by example.
If you’re a PROFESSIONAL, this is a library of inspiration for you and the children you work with. I would use it as a learning resource to generate discussions or to encourage sharing of beliefs, perceptions, thoughts and feelings in a 1-to-1 setting. It could also be used in the classroom for children who struggle to emotionally regulate as a positive alternative to ‘time out’.
- Download the free guide to get set up – it’s easy but like anybody trying anything new, it may feel hard because you haven’t done it before! Take action to move through any discomfort.
- The World is Your Playground – have fun with it and don’t take it too seriously. Keep it light without trying to control outcomes. As much as possible, let the child explore, choose episodes and lead the way.
- You can’t get it wrong – there is no right way to do it or one particular episode that is going to magically transform your life. Just start and notice the positive difference over time. That’s how real lasting changes are made.
Any tips on dealing with resistance?
All resistance is fear. Children mirror us – so be aware of how you feel and see if you can dissolve your fear. What helps is to give yourself permission to:
- get it wrong – there is actually no right way to do it. Everybody will have a different experience and you are not responsible for that!
- enjoy it and be playful with it.
Children may fault find and say it’s babyish. They may feel uncomfortable with all the feelings certain episodes bring up. They may appear disinterested or not want to engage. They may oppose you and get into a power struggle.
When we are scared we need to feel like we have some control. This blog post explains how to move beyond fear and gives you a script of what to say if you’re being met with resistance. It works for any situation where your child won’t co-operate.
Go slow, give choices and keep trying. If it’s not their thing, don’t worry! I’m not everybody’s cup of tea. If you still like it and are learning, there’s nothing to say you can’t still listen.
How do I set up the tech?
It’s easy! You can listen:
- via the player here or
- via a podcast app on any device. Each member receives a unique link that they can cut and paste into their podcast app. It’s a quick click click! When you cancel your subscription, your link stops working.
Podcast players that work with your private members’ feed:
- Cross-Platform Podcast Apps: RadioPublic, Pocket Casts
- iOS Podcast Apps: Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Castro 3, Downcast, PodCruncher
- Android Podcast Apps: Podcast Republic, Podcast Addict, BeyondPod, Doggcatcher, Player FM, Podkicker, AntennaPod
How does the members' forum work?
The members’ forum is behind a paywall. It’s completely safe and not open to the public. Once you’ve logged in to your account you can comment, follow threads about popular posts and ask Smiley questions. Posting will be done by parents. Creative Wildhearts will be able to share their journaling artwork and feel reassured by a strong community that is cheering them on! There is no pressure to comment and post if you’d rather not.
I'm a professional, can I use this in my work?
Yes! I want to help as many children as possible feel good. Join us in the Champions Community and meet other like-minded professionals who are passionate about lighting up children’s spirit from within and pushing for change.
As a Champion, this is a library of inspiration for you and the children you work with. I would use it as a learning resource to generate discussions or to encourage sharing of beliefs, perceptions, thoughts and feelings in a 1-to-1 setting. It could also be used in the classroom for children who struggle to emotionally regulate as a positive alternative to ‘time out’.
Does it work on my phone or tablet?
What if we are trying to reduce screen time?
It’s a smart move as screens are highly addictive and require limits, but screens are an integral part of your child’s world. Listening to the podcast is a productive and educational use of your ‘digital time’ and could also be used as family time too. It doesn’t require you to look at a screen at all because the messages and my energy are going straight into their earbuds.
Remember a child’s brain is like clay and all the messages they hear are shaping their belief system and how they see the world. Every day they are bombarded with new information and things to learn – from you, the media, school and other external influences. It’s essential to make sure these are age-appropriate and have a purpose. Truly Madly Smiley is full of purpose and is written to ensure your child is hearing the messages that will lift them up and prepare them to excel in life.
Smiley Tip: If you don’t allow screens in the bedroom, you could connect wireless speakers to your device (tablet, Kindle or iPhone) and stream it from another room.
Can I gift a subscription?
Yes. It’s easy to gift a subscription. Click on the links in the ‘Affordable Membership Plans’ above to treat somebody you love to Truly Madly Smiley.
You will be prompted to enter the gift recipient’s name and email address, the delivery date, a personalized message, and your payment information. The gift recipient will receive an email with a link to activate their gift.