Has anybody ever called you nosey? Is your brain like a crazy quizmaster constantly asking you questions and searching for answers? Does the thought of not knowing something leave you worried or scared?
In today’s episode my beautiful niece, Mia, is asking me all the questions about all the things. If you’re curious – not nosey but curious and you want to find out my favourite colour, what I hate about my job, how I became The Smiley Coach and what makes me angry or sad, then you had better get yourself comfy for a really juicy episode! Let’s dive in!
Today’s episode is a little bit cray cray with lots of silly sayings to help you deal with rejection, loss, disappointment and failure. When you’re a sensitive soul, these things can go straight to our hearts and are really ouchy. Here’s the thing: in life people and situations will disappoint us. We’re all different and other people aren’t like us. Sadly, the world isn’t always as we wish it was!
On the last Sunday of every month, I usually go live on my Facebook Page to give out messages to all the children (and Mums!) who want them. There is a massive block around my work and Facebook. I’m not going to waste any more of my time trying to understand that. The energy of the cards is powerful and will not be stopped because despite what other people are thinking or making it mean, kids need to hear this stuff!
How are you feeling about starting a new school term? Are you confident and excited about new stationery and seeing your friends again? Going back to school doesn’t feel like that for lots of us. When I think about school, I just feel worried about all the things I have to remember and how much there was to learn. I love to learn but I prefer to be an explorer and make school fun.
Today I want to talk about a very special friend of mine – he is called Moe. Moe is my friend’s dog and I take care of him when my friend goes away on holiday. Moe has taught me a lot about life. He shows me how to have more fun, more courage and be more loving. If you have a furry friend – a family pet – you will understand how they have their own little personalities and become like another member of your family. It doesn’t have to be a dog it can be a cat, a rabbit, a rat, a guinea pig or a fish. I know they have scales instead of fur but lots of children I work with have fish. It’s calming to watch them swim about in their tanks.
Do you fully understand how your brain works and what makes it happy? On the Truly Madly Smiley Podcast, I’ve already talked a lot about how it’s important to feed your brain with the things that you want – goals and dreams for the future. It’s important to focus on the things we want and not what we don’t want. Otherwise, the worry train takes over and leads you into a big black hole that feels super scary. If you’ve got a creative super brain or a strong imagination, you will love this one!