Eps 225: Kristina Kuzmic is sharing her story of staying grounded on the wild ride of life


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“Don’t be passive Don’t be apathetic, don’t hold still, keep moving forward and get feisty and proactive.”

“Even on bad days there are good things. But don’t hold still, don’t wait for this or that to happen before you start living your life.”

“You’re just gonna die waiting. Stop waiting and just do what you can now.”

“It’s amazing how life can change when you do get proactive.”

“What’s familiar to us is criticizing ourselves and not giving ourselves enough credit and focusing on the things we did wrong or didn’t accomplish.”

“One thing that’s helped me is just realizing in the moment when they’re really struggling, is that the only thing harder than raising a teenager is being a teenager.”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why you shouldn’t wait

  • How Oprah discovered Kristina

  • Why we need to get uncomfortable with self-criticism

  • Why you need to write Ta-da lists instead of To Do lists

  • Maintaining perspective about things that didn’t get done

  • Making a habit of personal growth

  • Empowering our kids to do things for themselves without taking over

  • Having compassion for our kids

  • Creating space for sharing and connection in your relationship with your kids

  • Searching for love in your marriage

  • Love as a daily choice

  • Why asking for help is important

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

It means being willing to be uncomfortable. We kind of touched on it earlier and just dipping your toe and maybe even jumping in to something that seems so scary but you’re doing it because you know it will lead to something better so often you know where we’re waiting for somebody to send us joy, waiting for someone to knock on our door and give us joy and really to reach joy. I think it does take courage. So I love the name of your podcast because to me, courage leads to joy. 


“Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still: Hope And Humor From My Seriously Flawed Life.”

Where to find Kristina: 

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Kristina Kuzmic on Twitter
Kristina Kuzmic on Youtube

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My guest today is Kristina Kuzmic.

Thirteen years ago, Kristina was a broke and defeated mother of two; recently divorced; juggling jobs and sleeping on the floor next to her kids. She never imagined that a lo-fi cooking show she pieced together to reach other moms in the trenches would get Oprah’s attention.

Today, she speaks directly to her 2.8 million Facebook followers in honest, funny parenting videos on topics from “Mind your own Motherhood” to a satirical PSA “4 Reasons women should NEVER breastfeed in public.” Her star is rapidly rising, and she recently took her message of acceptance and resilience on the road to 22 sold-out cities.

Her witty, knowing, and sympathetic voice is captured on the page in her first book HOLD ON, BUT DON’T HOLD STILL: Hope and Humor from My Seriously Flawed Life.



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