Episode 034: Our Influences

Over the course of decades of parenting, teaching, and coaching, Maria and Sheila have had many inspirations, influences, and mentors.  This episode honors those who've come before them and who've paved the way for this generation of joyful, conscious parenting.

"If it hasn't been in the hand and in the body, it can't be in the brain." - Bev Bos, author of Don't Move the Muffin Tins

There are many moments throughout our lives where we've felt our consciousness shift to allow openness for new ideas to come in and influence our decision making.  These authors, educators, and mentors changed the course of our lives in many ways and we want to share that with you.

This episode contains a multitude of amazing resources to encourage you and to inspire you wherever you are on your parenting journey.  

Resources From This Episode:




  • Thomas S. Cowan, Sally Fallon, Jaimen McMillan, The Fourfold Path to Healing

  • Carolyn Myss, Anatomy of the Spirit

  • Michael Pollan, Omnivore’s Dilemma

  • Sally Fallon, Nourishing Traditions: http://nourishingtraditions.com/

  • Kate and Luke Shanahan, Deep Nutrition

  • Glennon Doyle, Love Warrior: https://momastery.com/

  • Brene Brown, Daring Greatly: https://brenebrown.com/

  • Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook