Small Jar Podcast

Small Jar Podcast

Hosted by: Jennifer Collins

Welcome to the Small Jar Podcast, where we explore how to intentionally design the life that you want in the space between motherhood and the empty nest.

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Episodes

14. Mom, CEO of Home Inc.

Moms are the CEO of Home Inc. Now, I want to be clear…I’m not saying this to be cute or cheeky. I certainly do not want to in any way come across as belittling stay-at-home moms. In fact, I believe that being a...
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13. Judging Ourselves

80% of the thoughts we have each day are negative--and many of these thoughts are judgments about ourselves. You have probably heard that the best way to combat negative self-talk is with mindfulness, gratitude, and...
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12. If They Would Just Do What We Want

Is there someone in your life who just doesn't listen?  Who never does what you want them to do?  A husband or ex-husband? A boss? Your child? Your mother?? When people disagree with us or do things we thing are just...
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11. Having It All

What does “having it all” even mean? Although we tend to think of it as having some perfect balance of career, family, love, friendship and wellness, I think we have to be clear that, “having it all” is in the eye of...
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10. Chasing Happiness

We go on vacation to feel relaxed and happy.  We're convinced the change in scenery will make all the difference. But in this episode, I'll share a story to demonstrate why that's not true. The implications are...
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9. Creating Time

There never seems to be enough time. In our lives, with so many responsibilities and people depending on us, it feels futile to fit everything in, never mind actually find time for our own goals or dreams. In this...
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8. Benefits of Bad Habits

We have habits by design. Our brains’ ability to turn a series of actions into an automatic routine allows our brain to save energy and perform common tasks efficiently. We literally don’t have to think about doing...
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7. Capturing Your Dreams - Believe in the Who before the How - Part Two

Capturing your dreams...In the beginning, your dreams exist outside of you. They offer an imagined, sometimes impossible, vision for you or your future. It’s not yet who you are, and you don’t yet know how to get...
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6. Capturing Your Dreams - Believe in the Who before the How - Part One

Imagine your dream, initially, as something that exists outside of you. It’s separate from you and offers an imagined possibility for you or your future.  It’s not yet who you are, and you don’t yet know how to get...
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5. Embracing Overwhelm...When You Feel Like a Hot Mess

One of the hard parts about feeling emotionally overwhelmed is that it feels like it’s happening to you. In our effort to feel better, we often end up creating more pain for ourselves and then judging ourselves for...
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4. How Deep Is Your Love?

Whether married (happily or unhappily), divorced (happily or unhappily) or single (happily or unhappily)…the grass isn’t greener. So if these circumstances don’t guarantee love or happiness, then how can we ever...
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3. Ignite the Motivation to Pursue Your Dreams

It seems like a fact that in order to accomplish any goal you have to be motivated. But what happens when we don’t feel motivated? In this episode we explore how the way we think about motivation can sometimes hold us...
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