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Author: Cyndi Krause Liming

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Welcome to Your Daily Dose of Awesome. My name is Cyndi Liming. I’m a mom, wife, teacher, and lover of life. I love to spread positivity and enjoy making people laugh and smile. I am here to share how thinking and spreading optimism and awesomeness has changed my life, and to give you tips on how to spread awesomeness into every aspect of your life. My mission is to share the importance of kindness in order to drastically change the world. If you’re tired of negativity and would like to spread more awesomeness in a playful way then this podcast is for you!
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Having a child go off to college causes the feeling of grief.  I’m thinking it just has to run its course I guess.  But there’s a twist. It feels like my son broke up with me, and I just really want him to like me.  The funny thing is, I know he likes me, in fact he loves me!  But all of a sudden he is on his own and busy with new friends (again a good thing) and classes and basketball that when I call, he is constantly rushing to get me off the phone.  He called once just to chat, and boy, was I on top of the world.  Seriously, though, it feels like I am grieving with a side of a break up.  I have been doing a ton of things just to keep myself from having to stop and cry.  Here's how I'm keeping myself from losing it... Helpful Resources in this Episode: This post includes affiliate links which means I can make a small profit with no extra charge to you! Start your journaling practice today with my newly published, Create the Awesome Journal!  Buy it on Amazon by clicking here. Find out more about Genius Hour by going to yddoa.com/106 Get the 100 Life Challenges book and get some new awesome habits by clicking here. My listeners get a free audio book and a free 30 day trial from Audible.  Get the deal here Prefer a physical book instead of listening to it?  Check out my latest motivational read Healthy as F*ck: The Habits You Need to Get Lean, Stay Healthy, and Kick Ass at Life on Amazon. My other fave read right now is Earth is Hiring: The New way to live, lead, earn and give for millennials and anyone who gives a sh*t.  Check it out on Amazon.  Total game changer! Lizzie Larock's Life Feast class is the class that is the chill pill for my soul.  Check out Lizzie at https://www.larockstarcreative.com/. Follow my science class's celebration of fungus page on Instagram at thefungusamongusnms.
I am telling you about Genius Hour for so many reasons.  The obvious would be that if you are a teacher or homeschooling your child, you might want to give Genius Hour a try.  But more importantly, I am telling you this because YOU might want to give Genius Hour a try.  Listen in to find out what Genius Hour is and how you can use it to get inspired and learn something new! Helpful Resources in the Episode: This post includes affiliate links which means I can make a small profit with no extra charge to you! By the Create the Awesome Journal by going to yddoa.com/journal My listeners get a 30% discount to the audio course app by clicking here and use the coupon code cyndiliming. Learn more about Genius Hour and buy the book on Amazon by clicking here.
If you have been listening for awhile, you have heard me talk about the importance of journaling.  I have been journaling daily for a few years now, and it has really changed my life.  I wanted to dive in and tell you in detail about how I journal exactly, because I came to the realization that I never really explained the type of journaling that I do! See, journaling can be intimidating, even to me.  And just so you know, when I write in a journal, I am not writing on a blank page.  Oh no, now THAT would be intimidating.  I keep a blank journal on me at all times, especially at work, but that is for jotting down the millions of thoughts and ideas that run through my mind all day.  I think often people like the idea of journaling, but really don’t know where to begin. In today's episode, I talk about the new journal created for busy people or for anyone who sees the value in journaling, but has been intimidated by staring at a blank page.  Look no further, and watch your life change with my brand new Create the Awesome Journal! Helpful Resources in this Episode: By the Create the Awesome Journal by going to yddoa.com/journal My listeners get a 30% discount to the audio course app by clicking here and use the coupon code cyndiliming. Join my Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/yddoa. You can also find me on instagram at yourddofawesome and on Twitter at cyndi liming.   Be sure to check out my website yddoa.com where you will find all of the deals, resources and episodes of Your Daily Dose of Awesome!
Am I irritated with the "new normal" that COVID as brought with it, or am I irritated because I'm not creative enough to figure out how to have a new kind of fun?  Probably both, but in today's episode, I am going to introduce you to what we have been doing lately which is getting our groove on with friends in a new and exciting way!  It has been literally and figurative like a breath of fresh air. Helpful Resources in this Episode: Subscribe to the Every Plate food delivery service by clicking here to receive $20 off of your first order (this credit is limited, so do it while supplies last!). This post includes affiliate links which means I could make a small profit at no extra cost to you. Don't have an Alexa yet?  Buy her here so you can make the most of marveling! Here is a link to our first 30 Day Song Challenge. This is the link to our first 30 Day Song Challenge playlist on Spotify. Here is the link to the song challenge that we did with our friends Mark and Val. Get the Audible App with a free credit and 30 day trial!  The Audible Plus catalog is awesome and for not extra charge! Listen to my audio course on the app Listenable. It's called The Power of Positivity! I would love to connect more with you so please join my Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/yddoa. You can also find me on Instagram @yourddofawesome and on Twitter @cyndiliming.
Today I want to talk about how I lost 7 pounds over the last 2 and a half weeks. It is a very big deal that I did this.  Here’s why: I am the type of person who does not like to work out.  I don’t like diets.  I love bar food, fried food, homemade baked goods and so much more food that is super bad for you.  I love going out to eat. I wonder if any of these character traits resonate with you?  If so, I bet you are wondering how I did it (and I kept it off and I am still losing).  Listen to this episode to see what I did. Helpful Resources in this Episode: Subscribe to the Every Plate food delivery service by clicking here to receive $20 off of your first order (this credit is limited, so do it while supplies last!). This post includes affiliate links which means I make a small profit at no extra cost to you. Get the key to your motivation by purchasing the Loftilla Smart Scale by clicking https://amzn.to/2GxSmMm for under $40!!! Get a free 30 day trial and a free credit for an audiobook and so much more by going to yddoa.com/deals.  The new Audible Plus catalog is full of so many books that you can get for FREE and you won't have to wait! Get the free  My Fitness Pal app to help you keep track of your calories in and out by going to https://www.myfitnesspal.com/. Listen to my audio course on the app Listenable. It's called The Power of Positivity! I would love to connect more with you so please join my Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/yddoa. You can also find me on Instagram @yourddofawesome and on Twitter @cyndiliming.
In this episode, I talk about creating the “let’s see what happens” mindset, especially since I have had my life change so much lately that all I can do is change my mindset! I think this mindset can apply to a lot of the transitions that we are all facing right now.  I am pretty sure you will be able to apply this mindset to something that is going on in your life.  Listen in about how this mindset has helped me through some major transitions. Helpful Resources in this Episode: Listen to my audio course on the app Listenable. It's called The Power of Positivity! I would love to connect more with you so please join my Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/yddoa. You can also find me on Instagram @yourddofawesome and on Twitter @cyndiliming.
It is back to school season, and I really hope I can keep up with the podcast!  I have no intention of not doing it weekly, but I am feeling a little anxious about school starting just like I do every year, but there is added stress with all of the changes due to the corona virus, and that is what I want to talk about today. If this is your first time listening, I am a mom and a teacher.  I have been teaching 5th grade for most of my 23 years.  I have a son going into college, a daughter who is in high school, and my youngest is going into 3rd grade.  In addition, my husband’s boys are going into junior high and high school.  Come the end of August and early September, many households, like ours,  will change and hopefully for the better. Helpful Resources in this Episode: Listen to my audio course on the app Listenable.  It's called The Power of Positivity! Listen to our personal experience with COVID after my daughter and husband caught the virus!  Check it out at yddoa.com/100. Get your college cleaning essentials here!  This post includes affiliate links which means that should you decide to purchase, I make a small profit at no cost to you! Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner Lysol Bathroom Cleaner Spray Mrs. Meyer's Pack of 3 Hand Soaps Toilet Brush Plastic Folders Super cute face masks for kids Mask Lanyards Hand Sanitizer in a case to hang on a backpack or lanyard Get your jam on with your child at Go Noodle! Outro Music was composed by Hailey Pfeiffer, age 8!
Last week I talked about how I was regulating my 8 year old’s ipad usage, and wouldn’t you know it, as soon as we started to get a grip on things, 2 people in my family got COVID.  I wouldn’t normally want to talk about it because I know you get enough  information about the coronavirus from your own news, but I was thinking maybe you would be interested in hearing about it first hand from someone who was living with someone who had it. I can tell you, it isn’t completely like what you are hearing on the news.  It has also been eye opening for me as well.  I hope that no one in your family gets it, but if they do, I will be sharing with you how we dealt with it with much success.  No one else in the house caught it. Helpful Resources in this Episode: This post includes affiliate links which means I can make a small profit at no cost to you. Purchase a no contact thermometer by clicking here. Packs of disinfecting wipes so you can keep one in  your hand at all times can be found here. Click here for washable cloth masks. Click here to get a deal on Instacart:  www.yddoa.com/deals
This week I want to talk about kids and their ipads.  If you have children, your March quarantine situation might sound similar to mine. Fast forward to the present, which is the end of July 2020 as I record this, my 8 year old is now full blown addicted to her ipad.  This is my story of how I am weaning her off. Helpful Resources in the Episode: This post has affiliate links which means I can make a small profit at no cost to you. Check out my first audio course on the Listenable app titled "The Power of Positivity!" Here is the link I used to monitor my child's ipad screentime: https://www.imore.com/how-set-screen-time-your-child If your child is a Pat & Jen fan, they will love their books too!  Pat & Jen are Minecraft geniuses with their own Youtube channel.  Get the book Popular MMOs Present Enter the Mine and Popular MMOs Presents Zombies' Day Off.  Hailey loved these books so much that she wrote them a thank you letter and can't wait for the third book to come out! Read Time Magazine's full article The Coronavirus Seems to Spare Most Kids From Illness, but Its Effect on Their Mental Health Is Deepening. Get the games from Amazon that you and your child will love to play together:  Connect Four and Perfection.
There are so many questions about what school is  going to look like in the fall.  It sounds like most schools will have the option to go back.  If that is the case, one common thing I am hearing is that the students and staff will definitely need to wear a mask. No matter what your opinion is about the masks, the students will be required to wear them in order to enter the school building.  Here’s the thing, I know there are some people out there that do not like the masks.  Honestly, I don’t care much for them either, but here is my plea, as a teacher:  Please encourage your child to wear a mask.  Start now!  In this episode, I am going to talk about why it is important and how to go about encouraging your child. Helpful Resources in this Episode This post has affiliate links which means I can make a small profit at no cost to you. Check out my new course on the app Listenable where you can learn anything anywhere!  My course is called The Power of Positivity.  Click here for more info! Get a pack of 50 cotton masks from Amazon by clicking here! Click here to get the same, reasonably priced tie dye kit that I used for our masks. Purchase some fabric paint or fabric markers from Amazon. My 8 year old prefers these masks. Get a 6 pack of 8oz bottles of hand sanitizer for your child to keep in their pencil pouch.  I'm sure these are going to go fast, so stock up now! Join my Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/yddoa.
Is the pandemic, politics and all the other craziness that's going on in the world right now driving you to complete and total frustration?  In this episode, I talk about ways to calm down your mind and your life in some easy, cost-free ways! Helpful Resources in this Episode: Get your FREE photowalk guide by Lizzie LaRock at https://www.larockstarcreative.com/ Follow me on Instagram to see my photowalk photos @yourddofawesome Join my no negativity group on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/yddoa
I like to consider myself a pretty positive person, and I, for the record saw a ton of positive things during the lockdown, but I too, got sucked into feeling kind of blue.  In Ohio, when this all went down, we were literally quarantined.  The weather was bad, everything was pretty much closed and we were afraid to go anywhere.  I am so thankful that things are starting to open up!  Then, once things started to get a little bit better, we had the riots and all the horrible things that went with that.   When I was really starting to get down in the dumps, I discovered photographer/writer/positivity psychology based coachLizzie LaRock. Get to know Lizzie how Lizzie brings fun and playfulness into just about everything she does!  Adulting can be fun!  Listen in to find out how! Helpful Resources in this Episode Lizzie's Website:  www.larockstarcreative.com/ Follow Lizzie on Instagram @larockstar Join my Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/yddoa
Honestly, I don’t really enjoy talking about racism.  It’s a heated, emotional and personal topic for me, but  I’m going to do it in a hopefully light hearted nature.  I have this need to educate and not shame, and I’m concerned that if I don’t talk about it, the nagging feeling just won’t go away! None of us are perfect.  None of us know everything.  I think we can all agree on that.  And I think many of us can agree that we don’t really like being divided.  I know I don’t.  I don’t really know why we are anyway.  I mean, this is supposed to be the United  States.  I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around the fact that we can’t still be friends and disagree. In this episode, I make the attempt to combat many difficult issues in our nation currently through a little humor, educating and NOT shaming.
In this episode, I sit down to chat with CEO and Co-Founders of Kindess.org, Melissa Burmester and Jaclyn Lindsey.  We talk about their mission to promote kindness through their website and new book titled Be Kind:  A Year of Kindness One Day at a Time. This post includes affiliate links which means I make a small profit at no extra cost to you. Helpful Resources in this Episode Learn the most effective ways to spread kindness in your community by going to kindness.org Buy the book Be Kind:  A Year of Kindness, One Week at a Time by Melissa Burmester and Jaclyn Lindsey. Join my Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/yddoa
I have lots of messes all around me.  I have about 5000 emails I need to delete.  I have a box (it is pretty, I should mention, from 31) full of papers that should probably be filed.  I also used to have sticky notes and to do lists all over the place.  I am more organized than I used to be, but I definitely have a long way to go.  My problem is that normally I am flying by the seat of my pants.  If you can relate, I am about to change your life! Helpful Resources in this Episode: Google Keep Tutorial Video FREE Google Keep Labels! Join my Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/yddoa
This past week I went to visit a friend who works for the Apple Store.  I needed some help with some tech stuff, and she got a glimpse of my desktop screen.  I thought she might have a panic attack!  I am very aware of the mess.  Literally, every time I take a screenshot, it lands on my desktop.  Downloads?  To the desktop they go.  Literally, the icons were overlapping each other and I couldn’t find anything.  It was bad. I turned to Pinterest like I do for most of my struggles and I found the most wonderful solution!  Pre-made, desktop wallpapers that are FREE!  Listen in for details! Helpful Resources in this Episode: Check out the Listenable App by clicking here. Click here for the organizational desktop wallpaper that I downloaded. Join my Facebook group by going to facebook.com/groups/yddoa.
Today, I want to talk about the "what ifs" in life.  I used to say "what if" all the time.  For example, when starting this podcast, I had so many what ifs. Starting a podcast is so out of my comfort zone.  I felt a constant nagging feeling to start one, but I kept saying, what if I don’t have time?  What if no one listens?  What if people think it’s stupid?  I could keep going.  One thing  I never asked myself is "What if I’m a success?  What if I have lots of listeners?  What if no one hates it?" Helpful Resources in this Episode: This post contains affiliate links which means that I make a small profit with no cost to you. 100 Life Challenges book from Amazon Information about the Listenable App can be found by clicking here. Join my super positive Facebook group by going to facebook.com/groups/yddoa
I have been made very aware of birds lately, (Thank you, Dale Garret for making me more aware). I have added a new awesome thing to my morning routine! The past few days have been gorgeous in northern Ohio, so when I have my morning coffee, read my devotional and write in my journal like I have been every morning for awhile now, I take it outside to my front porch.  This is an awesome way to start the day. In this episode, find out why birds can be very soothing to the soul! Helpful Resources in this Episode Blogpost by Dale Garrett "Why Bird Music is Great for Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety" For "Music that helps you get through the day," try the Calm Radio App Bird Music video (Super Calming!)
Today I want to talk about 2 really awesome things that happened this past week!  The first is a new discipline technique that was a little crazy.  I am thinking that the stay at home order has gotten to me and I have lost my mind.  The second is a mindfulness activity that my husband and I did that took our minds off the negativity for a while. Helpful Resources in this Episode: 15 Minute Zumba Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQUdcRKYOQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcH0d9h8XU My clucking version of "I want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys. Lizzie Larock's Blog where you can get a copy of the Photo Walk Guide Our photo walk photos on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CATmuBGJBoS/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CATmjPzJnOR/ Join my Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/yddoa
In this episode, I'll talk about  some ways I have added structure and fun into our home.  If your routine is getting stagnant, this episode is for you! Helpful Resources in this Episode This includes affiliate links which means I get a small profit at no cost to you! Buy the 365 Drawing Prompts book on Amazon If you would like an editable copy of the choice board that I use with my kids, click here and make a copy in Google so that you can edit it. 15 Minute Zumba Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQUdcRKYOQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcH0d9h8XU Buy metal links brainteasers on Amazon for hours of fun!
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