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The Nest for Mindful Parents

Author: Merrily Medina

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A gathering place for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.
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The Nest Podcast is bite-sized and easily consumed and is full of actionable advice for moms. It is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here.In this episode, Merrily dives into some powerful strategies of self-care with her guest, author, podcast host, and coach, Catherine Andrews. Find Elaine Aron's highly sensitive person test here.
The Nest Podcast is bite-sized and easily consumed and is full of actionable advice for moms. It is accompanied by Merrily's newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.In this episode, Merrily explains the three most critical strategies for protecting our energy as parents...grounding, clearing, and boundary setting. At each chapter mark, you will find short meditations for each, that you can adapt as your own.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here. 
Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt

2020-09-0427:00

The Nest Podcast is bite-sized and easily consumed, and is full of actionable advice for moms. It is accompanied by Merrily's newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here.
Parent Anxiety

Parent Anxiety

2020-08-1222:27

The Nest Podcast is bite-sized and easily consumed and is full of actionable advice for moms. It is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here.
It's Time, Mama

It's Time, Mama

2020-05-2024:51

In her debut episode, Merrily introduces herself to other moms and asks the powerful question, "Besides being a mom, do you know who you are?" While acknowledging the struggles of parenting during the Covid crisis, she challenges moms to take some time for self-discovery. The Nest Podcast is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. You can find links to her social media and parenting community here. She is always excited for listener input and ideas for upcoming podcast episodes. Email her to ask or share at merrilyhope@gmail.com.
A Chopra Center certified health instructor, Merrily brings her knowledge of Ayurveda to the table as an integral part of self-care for moms.  In the first part of her wellness series, Merrily introduces us to the basics of Ayurveda: a tradition in wellness over 5000 years old that integrates the health of mind, body, and spirit to bring balance and peace to our lives.The Nest Podcast is bite-sized and easily consumed and is full of actionable advice for moms. It is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here.Click here for your Dosha Quiz.
Burnout

Burnout

2021-05-2340:57

The Nest Podcast is bite-sized and easily consumed and is full of actionable advice for moms. It is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.In this episode, Merrily dives into the common and sometimes debilitating occurrence of burnout. She lays out specific strategies to identify, "cure," and prevent burnout for moms.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here.To enroll in her Journal Prompts Course, or Mindful Mama Online Course, click here.The strategies in this episode are laid out in her latest newsletter, (subscribe above) or in her blog.
In this episode, Merrily talks with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and mother of four, Lisa Connely. They discuss trust, authenticity, and the realities of loving connections with adult children, and have some emotional moments discussing letting go. The Nest Podcast is bite-sized and easily consumed and is full of actionable advice for moms. It is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here. 
Trust

Trust

2021-02-0334:00

The Nest Podcast is bite-sized and easily consumed and is full of actionable advice for moms. It is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.In this episode, Merrily addresses the importance of trust in four categories: trust in your children, trust in the universe, trust in yourself, and trust in your intuition.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here.
The Burden of Joy

The Burden of Joy

2020-12-1532:43

The Nest Podcast is bite-sized and easily consumed and is full of actionable advice for moms. It is accompanied by Merrily's newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here.In this episode, Merrily dives into the burden of joy most moms feel during the holidays. She offers simple steps to make this season more joyful, by setting up boundaries and turning FOMO into JOMO...without the "missing out."
In this episode, Merrily talks with Meg Ming, intuitive guide for healers and expert in energy medicine. They dive into how energy systems/chakras affect your health, and how to protect your energy by creating boundaries. For more information on Meg Ming, click here. The Nest Podcast is bite-sized and easily consumed and is full of actionable advice for moms. It is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here.
In this episode, Merrily talks with Tim Connely (M.Ed., M.Psych., AMFT) about raising kids and teens with anxiety. They also address the importance of self-care for parents, and how to help siblings too. You're not going to want to miss this one. The Nest Podcast is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here, and receive a free downloadable e-book, Four Pillars of Mindful Parenting.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. For more on her story, and to learn more about ways to work with her, click here.
In this episode, Merrily further examines the concept of mindfulness. What does it mean, how does it apply to parenting, and what can you do to improve upon your practice of it?  The Nest Podcast is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Her newest newsletter offers more strategies on controlling your emotions and reactions through mindfulness. Subscribe here.Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. You can find links to her social media and parenting community here. She is always excited for listener input and ideas for upcoming podcast episodes. Email her to ask or share at merrilyhope@gmail.com.
In this episode, Merrily acknowlegdes the pain hidden in the excitement of high school graduation. With compassion and empathy, she offers suggestions for how to navigate this shift in the parent-child relationship, and move forward during the first summer of this new relationship.The Nest Podcast is accompanied by her newsletter, designed for mindful and compassionate parents, wishing to empower their children to leave the nest successfully, while not losing sight of their own dreams and true selves.  Subscribe here Merrily is an educator, mother of three, and personal coach. You can find links to her social media and parenting community here. For ways to work with Merrily personally, visit www.MerrilyHope.com.She is always excited for listener input and ideas for upcoming podcast episodes. Email her to ask or share at merrilyhope@gmail.com.
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