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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jessica Alexander. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jessica Alexander, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jessica Alexander. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jessica Alexander, often where they are interviewed.

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"The Danish Way of Parenting" by Jessica Alexander Book Review

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"The Danish Way of Parenting" by Jessica Alexander Book Review
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Nov 29 2020 · 11mins
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Jessica Alexander & Bikepacking

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In this episode, I chat with Jessica Alexander about bikepacking!

Jessica Alexander is an active Xennial woman from Austin, TX who has competed over ten years in triathlon (including 2 Ironmans!), road cycling races and-most recently-cyclocross and gravel. She claims that she does bike messenger and delivery work for "fun and exercise" and tries to volunteer with children's bike programs at least two times a month. She is an active member of Ruckus Racing and Team Snacks and has been bikepacking all over the World over the past 3 years; including Switzerland, Belgium, Arkansas and a good majority of Texas!

In this episode, she talks about an upcoming trip in Arkansas, how she got into bikepacking, and gives us lots of tips and tricks for beginners.

You can follow Jessica on Instagram @jealexphoto!

Here are some other links you might find useful that we discussed in the episode:

https://bikepacking.com/

https://www.hipcamp.com/

And here is the link to Jessica's quick guide of bikepacking to McKinney Falls State Park: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRHDOngQNVbCpJIVmCksox0o1FSTh2HnFXnZKil57Hf4H-6F7cE1BATRYeQkR8cAAe2vmW5zdMFuTjU/pub

Oct 15 2020 · 32mins

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Jessica Alexander talks to the Rethinking Development Podcast

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Tune in to the Rethinking Development podcast's new episode with The New Humanitarian. In conversation with Jessica Alexander, the editor of The New Humanitarian's #RethinkingHumanitarianism series.  

Oct 01 2020 · 40mins
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044: Our St. Lucia feat. Jessica Alexander

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Jessica Alexander is what we call a Lifestyle Curator. Her company Sa Nou St. Lucia sources and packages the very best of Saint Lucia, both in terms of quality and the look of the products. Sa Nou focuses on what the customer not only wants to get but how they want to feel. The boxes are visually invoking as well as emotionally invoking. For Saint Lucians, at home or abroad, they could be a piece of home, evoking memories and nostalgia. For others, the custom, artistic products, and elegant packaging make people feel special and see the variety of high-quality offerings from Saint Lucia. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Sa Nou Saint Lucia Started
  • Quality Assurance
  • How to Identify and Serve Your Market
  • Jessica's Story of the Renegade Pitch
  • What Does Your Support Network Look Like?
Nov 12 2019 · 49mins

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10. The Promise is Worth the Process (w/ Jessica Alexander)

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Jessica Alexander is the founder of Operation Evolve.

Today's topic is The Promise is Worth the Process. Jessica shares her personal story of how she went from being a car salesperson to starting her own business and creating her own tour for her Boss Babes Brunch across the United States. She's definitely a trailblazer.

You can learn more about Jessica by visiting her site: https://www.operationevolve.com/

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Oct 08 2019 · 41mins
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How to Parent the Danish Way with Jessica Alexander

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Special guest: Jessica Alexander. Denmark has been voted as having the happiest people in the world by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) almost every year since 1973. That’s more than 40 years of happiness! It begs the question—is it the parenting? I mean, is there a Danish Way of parenting? It turns out, there is, and while the Danish Way of parenting is not the only reason Danes are the happiest, it does play a very important role—and the success of it all seems to be tied to the ways they educate children far beyond academics—focusing on play, empathy and social skills. It’s important to delve into it, I hope you would agree, since happy kids tend to grow up to be happy adults who raise happy kids—and the seasons go ‘round and round again. And while in the United States and in other areas of the world, we are seeing an increase of anti-depressants, suicides among young people and mental health diagnoses, as well as a great deal of competition between parents and we have a lot to learn from the Danes. Best-selling Author, Journalist, Danish Parenting Expert & Cultural Researcher, Jessica Alexander’s book "The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know about Raising Confident Capable Kids" has been published in over 25 countries. Her work has been featured in TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Huffington Post, NPR, NY Times, and many more. She regularly does talks and workshops for parents, schools and organizations like Google, The Women's Network of the United Nations, The World Parenting Forum and many more. She has also worked as a spokesperson for LEGO on the Power of play.

The post How to Parent the Danish Way with Jessica Alexander appeared first on drrobynsilverman.com.

Jun 25 2019 · 59mins
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How to Parent the Danish Way with Jessica Alexander

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Special guest: Jessica Alexander. Denmark has been voted as having the happiest people in the world by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) almost every year since 1973. That’s more than 40 years of happiness! It begs the question—is it the parenting? I mean, is there a Danish Way of parenting? It turns out, there is, and while the Danish Way of parenting is not the only reason Danes are the happiest, it does play a very important role—and the success of it all seems to be tied to the ways they educate children far beyond academics—focusing on play, empathy and social skills. It’s important to delve into it, I hope you would agree, since happy kids tend to grow up to be happy adults who raise happy kids—and the seasons go ‘round and round again. And while in the United States and in other areas of the world, we are seeing an increase of anti-depressants, suicides among young people and mental health diagnoses, as well as a great deal of competition between parents and we have a lot to learn from the Danes. Best-selling Author, Journalist, Danish Parenting Expert & Cultural Researcher, Jessica Alexander’s book "The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know about Raising Confident Capable Kids" has been published in over 25 countries. Her work has been featured in TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Huffington Post, NPR, NY Times, and many more. She regularly does talks and workshops for parents, schools and organizations like Google, The Women's Network of the United Nations, The World Parenting Forum and many more. She has also worked as a spokesperson for LEGO on the Power of play.

The post How to Parent the Danish Way with Jessica Alexander appeared first on drrobynsilverman.com.

Jun 25 2019 · 59mins
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Episode 18 - Extending sisterhood to women and creating a premier networking experience....Ms. Jessica Alexander,

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  Is it possible go on tour with your brunch to extend sisterhood and create a premier networking event for women? Yes it is, My Friend. My guest today did just that.

Last week and sat down and had a conversation with Ms. Jessica Alexander.  Jessica helps women find their purpose, create a plan, and build their personal brand. She is The Possibility Strategist. 

In this conversation, we talk about the grace she had to extend herself, collaboration over competition, and even a little about John Maxwell. Trust me, You will listen and be inspired. 

You can check Jessica out on her website, Instagram, and facebook at the follow:

Operationevolve.com

Instagram and facebook: 

@Jessicacalexander

@bossbabebrunchtour

@operationevolve


If you would like to connect with me, you may do so at sherinatoday.com

@sherinatoday instagram, sherinatoday on facebook.  

Feb 20 2019 · 35mins
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KDE 170: Discovering and Growing in Your Kingdom Assignment (Chat with Jessica Alexander)

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Mar 21 2018 · 34mins
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Ep. 24: The Danish Way of Parenting with Jessica Alexander

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This episode of the podcast is an excerpt from my interview with Jessica Alexander, co-author of The Danish Way of Parenting.

When we’re so immersed in our own culture, we rarely take the time to step outside our ways and see if there may be some things we can learn from others, like a de-emphasis on competitive sports for kids.

In The Danish Way of Parenting (subtitled, “What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids”), authors Jessica Alexander and Iben Sandahl share that one of the best cultural practices of Danish parents is not judging other parents. So, if the Danes were assessing American parenting practices, most likely, according to the authors, they’d look for the positives in our competitive, self-focused, over-scheduled, and over-supervised craziness. What this book does so nicely is not focus on what American parents do wrong but instead shares a glimpse into a culture that is obviously doing some things right – they are, after all, the happiest people in the world!

I had the opportunity to interview Jessica Alexander, and it was refreshing to hear her insights. An American-born mother of two, she married a Dane and is raising her kids overseas (in Rome). Before her children were born, Alexander observed that Danish children seemed especially well-behaved and happy.

She explained, “I saw in Denmark a long time ago how well-behaved the kids were […] and I was really struck by it.” She watched this phenomenon over the years and realized the Danes have it right. When her daughter was born, Alexander read many parenting books, but found herself always going to her Danish family and friends for advice. Without realizing it, that network became her “go to” for everything. “I really prefer the Danish Way,” she said. “And then, one day, I was reading the Happiness Report, and I found out they were the happiest people 40 years in a row!”

Once she had her own kids (now ages four and seven), she started delving into the “why” of the phenomenon she had witnessed first-hand, and what came of it was her co-authored book. A quick read (just 103 pages) The Danish Way offers some straightforward and easy-to-digest wisdom about simple practices that come so naturally to the Danes. The practices, admittedly, may be easier read about than done, but offer some suggestions for a more connected and happy family life.

Play

We all know that research supports the importance of play for children’s optimal development, yet our schools and our family schedules have not changed much to accommodate this knowledge. Despite compelling research, American kids are getting less, not more, recess and play time. Meanwhile, “Forest Kindergartens,” exclusively outdoor preschools, are common in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries. A few have popped up in America, too, which is encouraging. The Danes value play and it shows in their children’s daily lives and helps Danish children develop important social skills like empathy and teamwork.

Reframing

I loved Alexander’s description of Danish “realistic optimism,” and how Danes practice supportive language. She writes, “Danish parents are good at helping their children conceptualize their emotions and then guiding them into finding something more constructive, instead of a disparaging or limited belief” (p. 45).

I know I could use some more of this “reframing” skill!

Hygge

The most interesting, and perhaps most instructive, part of The Danish Way is the explanation of “hygee” (pronounce hoo-ga), a word that has no English translation, although “we-fullness” or “togetherness” could possibly suffice. Alexander experienced it for herself, firsthand: “I was exposed to it for years in Denmark, and I didn’t realize what it was. They [the Danes] knew the rules of hygge intrinsically,” she said.

Basically, hygge is a time for family or friends to gather in a drama- and complaint-free setting and just be together. They choose activities that are enjoyable for the group as a whole. No one person does the cooking and cleaning. Instead, part of the hygge experience is doing all the work together.

Alexander explained it as “Leaving the drama at the door. It’s a safe psychological place that you enter into. No complaining. No negativity. No gossiping. That’s not in the hygge place. You can play games, you can play cards, you can talk about good memories together, you help out, no technology. What’s interesting about it is at first it can feel weird, because it’s different from what you’re used to doing. But it’s so lovely and it’s so worth it.”

To help quantify the process, Alexander shares in her book the “Hygge Oath,” which “includes all the unspoken rules of hygge and gives you this opportunity to talk about it with your family or whoever you are going to do it with.”

Alexander summed up hygge as a “focus on ‘we’ time rather than ‘me’ time.” Perhaps this collective aspect of Danish culture is what sets it apart so strikingly from our more individualistic, competitive culture.

She called it “we-fullness.” I like that.

“The Danes do it a lot. It is in their vocabulary. I do think it’s a major reason why they’re so happy. They value this social connectedness so much.”

“Scandinavia in general is very similar,” Alexander said: “They totally hygge in Norway and Sweden and Finland, even though they don’t have a word for it like the Danes do.” I was reminded of my Swedish friends who get together to roast a pig and sing around Christmas time.

I asked Alexander if Danish kids are good about putting away their phones during hygge: “There is an awareness from the kids,” she said. “Kids really do try to help out. It’s kind of an understood thing, that if it’s a real hygge thing, the kids know that for a certain period of time the phones go away. They’re really good at helping out. It’s this teamwork idea.”

Similarities to Summer Camp

Alexander does not write about summer camp in her book, but I, of course, asked her if she knew about camp, because I recognized some similarities between the culture at camp and the Danish Way. She had attended camp as a child and said, “I think summer camp is an amazing place to implement the Danish Way. Unless a camp becomes uber-competitive, it’s a great mirror of these practices.” Nightly campfires are a great example of hygge!

She didn’t end up writing about it in The Danish Way much, because she thought it might be too much for us American parents to take in, but she shared that in Denmark, “There is a lot of singing. It’s super connecting when you start singing together.” I had liked her book before, but after hearing her say that, I knew I could really relate to the “Danish Way!”

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The Danish Way Recess Time in Europe vs America

Feb 16 2018 · 17mins
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