Category Archives: Gifts

Episode 1.18.16 Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child – Dr. G. and Jude Bijou Interviews

Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

Dr. G. and Jude Bijou Interviews

One of the challenges of parenthood is raising an emotionally healthy child. Life is busy and full of obstacles, and teaching our children to navigate the difficulties they’ll encounter in life is paramount. On today’s Heart Filled Holidays show, Sandy Fowler interviews two experts to get tips for parenting: Dr. Deborah Gilboa, known as Dr. G., shares insights and strategies for raising resilient kids. She’ll give you insights paired with actionable tools to shape your children. Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose award-winning book, Attitude Reconstruction, shows you how to deal with the emotions of life. Today she’s applying her knowledge to tantrums to help you understand what’s happening and how you can handle them in a healthy way.

In addition to the great tips from these experts, Sandy is sharing insights from Marie Fleming about where people go wrong when changing things around to bring more joy into their life. Sandy will also share some fabulous questions to use to not only spark conversation at the family dinner table, but to encourage discussions that build our children up and encourage them to be the best people they can be.

In Christmas Corner Sandy is sharing her family’s holiday secrets. She’s talking about their tradition of making gifts and giving ideas for making gifts of your own.

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Episode 12.14.15 Learning to be Happy – Dr Vijaya Nair Interview

Learn to be Happy Dr Vijay Nair interview

Interview with Dr. Vijaya Nair
Sponsored by Soul Access Meditations
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On this week’s Heart Filled Holiday’s radio show, Sandy Fowler interviews Dr. Vijaya Nair. This is the last interview in a six-part series focused on helping moms be happy, peaceful and successful. Dr. Nair has covered a range of topics from marriage to parenting to stress and today she’s discussing the common thread that improves all these aspects of our lives.

You’ll hear the story of how one young woman has changed the lives of the homeless and Sandy will share some inspiration for how you can make a difference. Christmas Corner is all about gifts. Sandy is sharing stories from her book club’s Christmas party along with a host of $15-$30 gift ideas for the teens and adults on your list.

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Episode 12.7.15 Teach Your Child Life Skills and Resilience – Dr Vijaya Nair and Evelyn Cucchiara Interviews

Teach Your Child Life Skills and Resiliency

Interviews with Dr. Vijaya Nair and Evelyn Cucchiara
Sponsored by Soul Access Meditations
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Today’s Heart Filled Holidays show has tons of tips for parents! Dr. Vijaya Nair is joining us to talk about resiliency. You may have heard resiliency being discussed in parenting circles because we’re discovering it’s something our kids are having a hard time learning. In Sandy Fowler’s interview, find out why this is so important and a strategy for teaching it to your kids. Then Sandy will jump right into another kid related interview – how to have an organized (and neat!) playroom. Evelyn Cucchiara is The Toy Tamer and she’s sharing her system for designing a play room that will encourage creative play and be easy for kids to keep picked up.

Sandy will also be talking about sleep. Any parent can tell you about a time when they’ve been sleep deprived and there are lots of ideas floating around for getting better sleep. Sandy is sharing some unusual ideas that are easy to implement.

Things will get wrapped up in Christmas Corner where Sandy is sharing gift ideas for teens & tweens, inspiration for your party attire and a fun family activity that can do triple duty and help out your holiday events.

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Episode 11.30.15 Tips for Busy Parents – Dr Vijaya Nair and Blythe Lipman Interviews

Tips for Busy Parents podcast with Dr Vijaya Nair and Blythe Lipman

Interviews with Dr. Vijaya Nair and Blythe Lipman
Sponsored by Soul Access Meditations
Free help with stress relief at www.soulclaritysystem.com

On today’s Heart Filled Holidays, Sandy Fowler shares two great interviews. The first is with Dr. Vijaya Nair where Dr. Nair reveals the surprising mistake busy parents make that interferes with their happiness and their parenting. Dr. Nair is on a mission to de-stress moms and create happier families with some simple, stress-relieving changes in our lives. Today she’ll reveal a simple change that does just that. Then Sandy will chat with Blythe Lipman, exploring hints and tips for handling toddler issues. They’ll also explore ways to make the holidays easier and more fun with young children.

Speaking of holidays, that means turkey dinners and lots of leftovers so Sandy will share a few ideas for different ways to enjoy those leftovers. Then, she’ll tell you about her secret for showing your friends, your kids or other loved ones that you care. It’s her “Mom in a Box” and “Friend in a Box” strategy for bringing a little comfort and a smile.

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Episode 11.9.15 Make a Good Marriage Great – Dr Terri Orbuch Interview

interview with Dr Terri Orbuch

Interview with Dr Terri Orbuch, author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great

People say marriage is a lot of hard work. But what if it isn’t? What if there were simple things you could do to make your good marriage even better? Dr. Terri Orbuch has been researching marriage for almost 30 years through a landmark study funded by the NIH. Her findings have been fascinating. Today, Sandy Fowler interviews Dr. Orbuch, a.k.a. The Love Dr., on Heart Filled Holidays to find out what’s true about long-term marriage. We’ll talk about some common myths and find out the simple steps you can use to make a good marriage great.
Before chatting with Dr. Orbuch, Sandy is sharing tips for your Thanksgiving celebration. She has a dozen ways to make your Thanksgiving celebration easier, prettier and tastier. Lastly, in Christmas Corner, Sandy is talking about Black Friday, including tips for making the most of your shopping day. Plus a few reminders of holiday tasks to take care of this time of year.

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Episode 10.26.15 Successful Living – Dr Vijaya Nair and Robyn Wright Interviews

Successful Living with Dr Vijaya Nair and Robyn Wright

Interviews with Dr. Vijaya Nair and Robyn Wright
Sponsored by Soul Access Meditations
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Heart Filled Holidays Radio kicks off Soul Access Meditations’ series on successful living for moms. Sandy Fowler interviews Dr. Vijaya Nair about her story of how stress ruined her health and how she moved to a better way of living. This is the first in a series of six conversations with Dr. Vijaya on strategies and techniques for letting go of stress and limiting beliefs in order to live a happy, peaceful and successful life.

Then Sandy will pick Robyn Wright’s brain about tech for the holidays. Robyn is a mom who loves to share technology tips. She will share suggestions on how to handle tech gifts for toddlers, how to get the grandparents involved, taking better photos with your phone and more.

Before we explore all this great information our guests have to offer we’ll be talking Halloween. Halloween is almost here and since it falls on a weekend that means antsy kids at home on Saturday. We’ll look at a way to keep them happy and occupied while they wait for trick-or-treat time.

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Episode 10.19.15 Transform Your Life Through Forgiveness – Clifford Edwards Interview

Interview with Cliff Edwards

Interview with Cliff Edwards

Do you ever find yourself feeling weighted down? Or getting angry or tense when you’re reminded of someone, maybe even someone from long ago? We’ve all had unpleasant experiences in our lives and Clifford Edwards says those emotions stay with us until we forgive. Clifford is the forgiveness expert and on today’s episode of Heart Filled Holidays radio he’ll chat with Sandy Fowler about the benefits of forgiveness. He’ll show us why we haven’t wanted to do it and uncover the myths as well as showing us the path to feeling lighter and more free.

We’ll also take a look at a few tips for daily life. Family life is fabulous but the days can get frantic. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help you avoid unpleasant surprises and make your days run more smoothly. Sandy will share some ideas and tips that do just that. And, in Christmas Corner, she’s sharing ideas for two more fun and easy homemade gifts. One is perfect for outdoor lovers or friends with cabins.

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Episode 10.5.15 Learn to Negotiate – Allie Irwin Interview

Interview with Allie Irwin of Engineered Conversations

Interview with Allie Irwin

From kids trying to get out of chores to buying a new stove or getting a new job, women negotiate every day. And it turns out we aren’t very fond of it or terribly good at it. Allie Irwin joins Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays radio to discuss the what and why of negotiation; why women don’t do it and what can they do to be better and benefit more when they do. Allie will show you how to be a better negotiator and get more of what you want out of life every day.

Before the interview, Sandy will share simple tips for organizing your kitchen and your electronics. She’ll continue sharing organizational tips in Christmas Corner with 5 things you can organize now to have a less-stressed Christmas. Sandy will wrap up the show with a little sparkle that makes an easy, beautiful homemade gift that’s perfect for teacher and hostess gifts.

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Episode 9.28.15 Going Debt Free – Tracie Fobes of the Penny Pinchin Mom Interview

Stressed about Money - interview with Tracie Fobes

Interview with Tracie Fobes
Show sponsored by PennyPinchinMom.com

On today’s Heart Filled Holidays radio show we’re tackling money, savings and debt with Tracie Fobes of the Penny Pinchin Mom. Sandy Fowler will interview Tracie to learn more about her story along with a few ideas about debt and savings including the role of couponing. You’ll hear about her blog and how she helps families save money and get out of debt while still enjoying life.

Along with Tracie’s words of wisdom, you’ll hear from Jude Bijou, the author of Attitude Reconstruction. Jude is an expert in helping people shift their attitudes and improve the way they feel about things. Today she’s sharing strategies for handling situations where you’re being blamed for things.

Before these great chats you’ll get to take a look at Halloween, including Sandy’s favorite idea for a baby carrier costume. If you have a tiny bundle of joy to haul around this Halloween you’ll want to hear about this fabulous costume. Closing out the show are 10 ideas for Elf on the Shelf hi-jinx along with one idea that lets Mom and Dad hide the Elf just once for the entire holiday season but still keeps the kids excited.

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Episode 9.7.15 Drama Free Friendship for Teens and Tweens – Annie Fox Interview

Drama Free Friendship

Interview with Annie Fox, parenting expert and author

On today’s Heart Filled Holidays Radio Podcast Sandy Fowler is chatting with our guest, Annie Fox. Annie is the author of The Girls’ Q&A Book on Friendship. She’s an internationally respected parenting expert, a trusted online adviser for tweens and teens,  and she’s joining us today to share insights and tips on drama free friendships. She knows kids need to hone their friendship skills in the midst of some of the most confusing years of their lives. Her advice has been applauded by kids and parents alike and today she’ll help us so we can help our tweens and teens navigate their friendships without all the drama.

Sandy will also be sharing life hacks because every busy mom can use some shortcuts. She’ll include 6 kitchen hacks that can save you time, money and even decrease your stress. Then it’s over to Christmas Corner where you’ll become the coolest gift giver on the block. We’ve found some geeky and quirky gift ideas that might be the perfect fit for one of the geeks on your Christmas list.

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