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Shining Your Light Through the Darkness with Jamie Kolnick, Founder + CEO of Jam with Jamie

Jamie Kolnick is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and budding author. She is the Founder/CEO of Jam with Jamie, a nationwide children’s music company, the founder of The Epstein “Reach for the Stars Foundation,” a Miami charity awarding annual scholarships to high school graduates in honor of her brother, Alan, who passed away in a car accident in 1998. She is currently working on a spirited memoir about life and loss honoring her two parents who have passed from cancer and her brother Alan. She lives in Miami with her husband, Shaun, two sons, Zach and Evan, and newborn daughter, Zoey. Jamie and Nikki discuss their hardships and how to deal with the grief that comes with it. Not only do they talk about grieving themselves, but also about how to help others grieve. They open up about the difficulties of being with your children while battling hardships, and provide listeners with their coping mechanisms. Jamie and Nikki also help listeners use their life’s difficulties as a powerful tool by taking grief and using it for good.

In this episode...

  • Grief after loss

  • Being okay with grief

  • Loss of family members

  • Having access to your emotions

  • Separating grief from parenting

  • Seeing the joy in playing with your kids

  • Putting your phone down

  • Focusing on positive attention

  • Discipline and teaching

  • Looking for answers

  • Embracing therapy

  • Seeking options to be better

  • Encouraging to make your challenges your gifts

  • Using writing for self-care and love

  • Having your own back

  • Having powerful conversations

  • Getting rid of judgments

  • Giving yourself grace

Connect with Jamie: @jamwithjamie

Connect with Nikki: @nikkisappspo / @theknowwithnikkispo

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