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Play Healing Parent Podcast

Apr 9, 2024

How Pausing accelerates business growth and builds deeper connections between clients and our kids 

In this episode of the Play Healing Podcast, Debi John engages in an insightful conversation with Jamie Sarah, exploring the parallels between parenting, business, and personal growth. They delve into how foundational principles like forthrightness, the joy of play in work, and the significance of safe spaces for emotional expression can transform personal and professional lives. Jamie shares her journey from a playful child enchanted by the narratives of toys to a successful business mentor, emphasizing the power of play in fostering creativity and connection.

Key Takeaways:

  • Play and Professionalism: Jamie illustrates how her passion for playing with ideas and words seamlessly integrates into her professional life, offering a fresh perspective on work as an enjoyable, creative process.

  • Embracing Vulnerability: Both Jamie and Debi highlight the importance of vulnerability in building genuine connections, whether in parenting, business, or personal relationships.

  • Navigating Life Transitions: Through personal stories, they discuss navigating significant life changes, such as divorces and career shifts, with grace (most of the time!) and resilience, focusing on the well-being of children and personal growth.

  • Valuing Safe Emotional Spaces: The conversation underscores creating environments where individuals, especially children, feel safe to express emotions, fostering healthy development and strong family bonds.

  • Seeking Internal Validation: Jamie advocates for seeking validation from within and from her Christian faith, rather than external sources, fostering a grounded and peaceful existence amidst life's chaos.

  • Integrating Play into Daily Routines: Practical advice is offered on integrating play and mindfulness into daily routines, emphasizing the importance of personal well-being for effective parenting and business management.

About Jamie Sarah:

Jamie Sarah is a visionary business mentor known for helping entrepreneurs harness their unique magic to create impactful, fulfilling careers. With a rich background in marketing and a profound understanding of human behavior, Jamie blends playfulness with professionalism to guide her clients toward success. Her approach, deeply rooted in authenticity and creativity, challenges conventional business wisdom, advocating for a world where work feels like play.

About Debi John:

Debi John, host of the Play Healing Podcast, is a trailblazer in integrating play into therapeutic practices for healing and personal growth. With her expertise in play therapy, Debi creates a platform where experts from various fields share insights on using play to overcome life's challenges, fostering a community where learning and growth are driven by joy and curiosity based on her PAUSE, PLAY, CONNECT Ⓡ philosophy.


This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone looking to enrich their parenting style, elevate their business, or simply lead a more joyful, authentic life.