No screens. No stress.

Just Press Play!

Straight from my coaching room into your earbuds, Truly Madly Smiley is a fun, engaging self development powerhouse that’s growing self-esteem, self-belief and is literally changing children’s lives!

These Smiley self development teachings are categorised and searchable by topics for ease, that meet the 5 pillars of EQ: self-awareness, empathy, social skills, self-regulation and motivation. 

Learn from your Fraunt (friendly Aunt Wildheart) Smiley Coach Lisa. 100 chats that use imagination, story telling, creativity and coaching exercises to help:

▪ deal with tricky friendships ▪ stop fighting with siblings ▪ feel less alone or left out ▪ find your powerful voice ▪ feel motivated when life gets hard ▪ cool your anger ▪ soothe your worries ▪ find courage when you’re afraid of trying something new ▪ extend kindness to yourself ▪ get a good night’s sleep and relax (even when you’re afraid of the dark) ▪ manage school stress and get homework done ▪ overcome perfectionism ▪ relax and switch off your busy brain…and more! 

Doodle as you listen. 40-page fun creative printable journal.


Get organised! I’ve created weekly plans so you can make the most of your listening time and prioritise your emotional wellbeing. Each plan has one recommended episode a day, for 7 days, and is created for the most common challenges faced by Wildhearts. e.g. back to school, can’t sleep, friendship, anger, negativity etc. >> DOWNLOAD HERE

Hi I’m Lisa. I’m a Child Coach who is passionate about making growing up easier for highly sensitive, strong-willed children. 

Life is stressful for Wildhearts, growing up in a noisy, busy world. They need a solid core and connection with their inner world to navigate its choppy waters. They often get stuck in their big feelings and struggle to express themselves.

Overwhelm can sometimes look like withdrawal, anger, avoidance or feeling poorly. It’s a huge relief, when somebody who has been there can put all those scary thoughts into worlds.

Truly Madly Smiley is your Fraunt (friendly aunt) exploring the world through your Wildheart eyes. I grew up as a strong-willed sensitive child and totally get it. I want to make learning easy, fun and not stressy at all.

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. This will help reassure your child and give them the tools they need to deal with their worries so they can feel good about themselves – skills for life.

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“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, 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 – 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.”

“I thought he wasn’t listening, so I took your advice and printed off 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!”

My daughter and I love listening and learning from you. She persistently asks when the next episode will be released. We’ve implemented lots of your fabulous ideas and they’ve definitely made life easier. The morning routine, the homework drama, and the friendship worries are all under control. It’s a bit like a wise auntie giving you sound advice! Thank you!

Brilliant. I cannot put into words how much my daughter LOVES Truly Madly Smiley! I wish we’d started listening sooner, the change it’s had on her is incredible. We’ve reduced falling asleep time from 2 hours to 20 minutes. We’ve had so many heart to hearts in the car on the way to school. It’s such an easy listen – very relatable and friendly. 

Before we started, I hadn’t really appreciated how much these skills you teach will help my kids with everything in life. It’s been such a profound realisation and I’m so grateful to have found you. They are so engaged and excited by it. They are telling all their friends to tune in. I wish this was more of a regular thing that was part of standard education. 

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Got Questions?

I’ve got answers!

What age is Truly Madly Smiley for?

The recommended age is 7-12 years. Although I have gifted it to my young teen clients and their parents who find it educational and helpful.

Is Truly Madly Smiley just for Wildhearts?

Truly Madly Smiley is for Wildhearts who want to understand more about navigating the busy, stressful world as a strong-willed sensitive.

Truly Madly Smiley is also used by professionals in private practice, school counselors, social workers, family support workers and teachers in the classroom. 

It’s especially loved by: 

  • those preparing to make the leap to secondary school
  • those overwhelmed, unsafe or feeling upset about the pandemic
  • those who want to develop emotional resilience and learn life skills
  • those going through change and facing the unknown
  • those who’ve been bullied or have been troubled by tricky friendships
  • those who lack confidence and want to feel less anxious
  • those experiencing grief and heartache
  • those who wear their heart on their sleeve, highly sensitive and intuitive souls
  • old souls – 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
I'm a professional, can I use this in my work?

Yes! I want to help as many children as possible feel good. This is a library of inspiration for you and the children you work with. It meets the 5 pillars of EQ – self-awareness, empathy, social skills, self-regulation and motivation.

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’.

Is this different to counselling or therapy?

I prefer to call Truly Madly Smiley an emotional education. Not all children need therapeutic intervention. Sometimes learning about being a Wildheart and how to make sense of this crazy thing we call life, is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Truly Madly Smiley does not replace therapy. That being said, it is used by therapists, school counselors, social workers, family support workers and teachers, and is trauma informed.

Why should we learn from you?
Read the story of how Truly Madly Smiley came to be. I want to share with you everything I have learned on my healing journey (growing up as a confused Wildheart who was anxious, overwhelmed, angry and ashamed to be sensitive). I’ve  helped hundreds of Wildhearts feel good from the inside out. I love hearing their positive feedback about how they’ve seen life-changing results – yes this stuff actually works! My clients have courage and determination – they’ve been open to learning, curious and invested time in themselves and in their development. *claps and does a happy dance*

I want to support you and empower you with practical, easy and fun tools that you can use for the rest of your life. I wish I had learned this growing up! It would have saved me hours of time, lots of money and given me peace of mind. When you understand yourself more, you feel so much better and less alone. Promise!

How long do we need to listen for?

Every child is different and has different preferences, desires, wants and needs. Trust and be guided by that.

Parents often want results for their child. This puts pressure on the child to ‘get better’ or change. It helps if the process has time and space to unfold naturally. There is no magic wand or quick fix. I don’t have any tick boxes or labels. Long-lasting change takes time and that process can also bring up some tricky feelings for both of you (fear, sadness, anger, worry etc.)

Listening over time, little and often is how to get the best results! You will get emails from me guiding you through. You can visit the forum and ask questions.

Before there can be progress, there must be emotional safety (trust). Allow your child to be where they are and take their lead. The priority is always to build trust and create rapport, before any ‘work’ can begin. This sometimes looks like playful conversations or light-hearted fun, as opposed to directly addressing adult issues. Sometimes we don’t even talk about the ‘problem‘ but that doesn’t matter. It’s so important to get this solid foundation in place. Be patient and take your time. 

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’.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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.

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