Dr. Amy Fortney Parks on The Rant with Baeth Davis

Today’s show is all about PARENTING with psychologist and parenting specialist, Dr. Amy Fortney Parks.

With over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents and families as both an educator and psychologist, Dr. Amy the owner of The Wise Family. She is also the Executive Director of WISE Mind Solutions LLC, which specialize in working with kids, tweens and teens, families, parent groups, local independent schools and public systems for counseling and consulting services.

On today’s show we talk about HOW TO PARENT, your KID’S HAPPINESS, social media, ‘yes and…’, and much much more.


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“I’m telling you, in this country we pay more attention to our children’s Halloween candy than we do their social media presence.” – Dr. Amy Fortney Parks

Show Notes:

  • Why parents are not responsible for their kid’s happiness
  • What is the link between happiness and social media
  • Why parents are so obsessed with their child being happy
  • How families compare themselves to each other
  • What does WAIT mean
  • Why do we make money more important than finding our life’s purpose
  • Imagine a world of people aligned with their own inner authority
  • Why we avoid intimacy
  • How parents and children are connected psychologically

“What is it that you feel needs to happen for your family? What is that path that you want your family to be on?” – Dr. Amy Fortney Parks

Parenting Tips from Dr. Amy Fortney Parks:

  1. Pay less attention to your kid’s behavior, but notice their behavior as a message
  2. Pay attention to the things your kids are involved in, and be in your life (not on your phone)
  3. When you feel like you’re out of your depth, then get some help

Links Mentioned:

  • Connect with Dr. Amy Fortney Parks:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | the wise family

“Happiness is not a train stop.” – Dr. Amy Fortney Parks

Gayle Van Gils on The Rant with Baeth Davis

Most Americans wake-up on a weekday and dread going to work. On today’s show, I talk with Gayle Van Gils about her book Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace.

Gayle is mindfulness teacher, business consultant, and executive coach. She is the founder of the consulting, training and coaching company Transform Your Culture, and is a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.

Gayle has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, and is a certified instructor of Search Inside Yourself – the mindfulness and emotional intelligence training developed and proven at Google. She also holds a certification as a Barrett Values Center consultant.

On today’s show Gayle talks with us about mindfulness and how to be happier at work. I think you’ll love hearing from her!

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“When we feel fear, we feel closed down… shut down, and our heart feels tight, right? And the opposite of that is that our heart opens when we care, when we love, when we feel.” – Gayle Van Gils

Show Notes:

  • How to like your job
  • Why happiness in the workplace is important
  • What is mindfulness
  • How can mindfulness affect your happiness
  • What does love feel like
  • How can you perpetuate love

“The worst thing that we can do and the easiest thing that we can do is just complain to other people.” – Gayle Van Gils

Links Mentioned:

FacebookTwitter | Transform Your Culture

“When you’re grounded you feel your own heart and you feel other people’s hearts, and then you can have genuine communication.” – Gayle Van Gils