I enjoyed the heck out of my conversation with Kathy Rampsperger. Listening and talking to genuine people always brings a smile to my face.

Kathy has done a little bit of everything in her life; journalist, humanitarian, speaker, Reiki instructor, certified coach, parent, author…you name it and Kathy has most likely done it.

That’s why it was interesting to hear her perspective on parenting, happiness, working through troubled times and keeping a positive mindset as we overcome our hurdles.

Kathy created Ground One Coaching after the events of 9/11 in her quest to “refreshen the world”. One of my favorite things I’ve heard Kathy say is the idea of giving our children “the gift of imperfection.” Allowing them to make mistakes, to learn from the mistakes and be unconditionally loved.

My second favorite “Kathy-ism” is how she wants parents to focus more on memories that GPA.

Oh how those words echo in my head.

A big thanks to Kathy for coming on the podcast and gracing me with her wisdom and thoughts on life. To learn more about Kathy please visit Ground One Coaching, learn more about her upcoming novel, “The Shores of Our Souls” or follow her on Twitter.