Family Values: Growing Your Business with Healthy Home Structures

Family Values Growing Your Business with Healthy Home Structures

Family Values: Growing Your Business with Healthy Home Structures

Carly Banks sits down with yoga health coach Alexandra Kreis to discuss family values and involving your family in the habits of ayurveda.

When your family notices the self empowerment that is the product of the habits of ayurveda, they start to get curious about what you’re doing. Alexandra’s partner started to embrace some of the habits that she teaches to her course members and she wanted to figure out how to involve their 11-year-old daughter. What Alexandra has found is that letting your family follow your lead works better than making rules or forcing your habits on others. For children, everything is still an exploration.

As they grow older and are more influenced by their peers, parents have to be consciously creative when it comes to redirecting their attention and values.

Alexandra’s family has embraced family meetings. Family meetings provide a format in which every family member has an equal seat at the table. For Alexandra’s daughter, that meant understanding that with an equal voice, she also assumed an equal level of responsibility and mutual respect. To Alexandra’s delight, she has observed her daughter exhibiting her own values, and she knows she is giving her a strong foundation from which to grow.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • How to incorporate family values and family meetings into your home life.
  • How to introduce your children to the habits of ayurveda.
  • How couples can use the “family meeting” model to improve and strengthen their relationship.

 

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

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Show Highlights:

  • 0:00 – When your family notices the self empowerment that is the product of the habits of ayurveda, they start to get curious about what you’re doing. Alexandra’s partner started to embrace some of the habits that she teaches to her course members and she wanted to figure out how to involve their 11-year-old daughter. So they started having family meetings.
  • 5:00 – Family meetings provide a format in which every family member has an equal seat at the table. When interest in the family meetings started to wane, Alexandra employed Cate’s values workshop to help her family see each other in a new light. For her daughter, that meant understanding that with an equal voice, she also assumed an equal level of responsibility and mutual respect.
  • 10:00 – One of the values that Alexandra had identified for herself was nurturance. She recently found her daughter exhibiting that value. Alexandra also has weekly one-on-one values meetings with her partner that she feels helps recalibrate their relationship on a regular basis. Carly also prescribes one-on-one time with her husband that has saved her marriage.
  • 15:30 – Carly is also involving her kids in the practices of ayurveda. What Alexandra has found is that letting your family follow your lead works better than making rules or forcing your habits on others.
  • 20:10 – For children, everything is still an exploration. As they grow older and are more influenced by their peers, parents have to be consciously creative when it comes to redirecting their attention and values.

 

Your Favorite Quotes:

  • “What an incredible gift that you’re giving your child. Your empowering her to make her own decisions and to reflect on what she really wants in life. And you’re letting her have a seat at the table. You’re inviting her to be seen and heard, and you’re letting her know that she has a voice.” — Carly Banks
  • “It’s not about striving all the time, but about finding an even keel.” — Alexandra Kreis
  • “To think that this is what my kids consider to be normal, versus what other kids consider to be normal in a day, it just fills me up. I feel like I’m really giving them a strong foundation to grow from.” — Carly Banks

 

Guest BIO:

Alexandra Kreis is a yoga teacher, ayurvedic lifestyle consultant, wellness masseuse, and yoga health coach. She lives in Berlin, Germany with her partner and their daughter. Since childhood, she has always felt happiest participating in the community while engaging in spiritual discovery in her private time. In the community, Alexandra experiences herself through the reflection of others, while ensuring that she makes time to connect inwards and maintain her roots.

It is, therefore, no coincidence that her professional career has brought her into the deeper layers of self-awareness and self-discovery, while assisting others on their own path.

Connect with Alexandra on her website and her facebook.

 

Carly Banks

Carly Banks

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The Body Thrive path led Carly to a new and exciting world where all can be accomplished with ease. Adding YHC certification training to work and parenting is proving to be easy, with the right tools. Carly’s shattering old patterns and false beliefs about herself, to become the person that she and her family deserve.  Connecting? Connect and hear more about how Carly juggles life as a busy mom at Nourished living.

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