LIVE Joyful Living Discussion // Episode 50

In celebration of the 50th episode of the Joyful Living Podcast, I invited listeners to join the conversation on a LIVE call with me. Everyone came ready to dive in and explore the practice of “living joyfully” more deeply. It was beautiful!

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Excited for you to listen in and hear some of their stories, struggles and insights in this crucial conversation! We also discussed some very powerful principles that will support us all in leaning more deeply into joy every single day.

SO MUCH GOODNESS HERE!

Also, if you haven’t already registered for the Women’s Balance Summit that I’m speaking at soon, be sure to do so! There’s a free and a $97 option – both are amazing. It’s an incredible online event that you won’t want to miss, packed with powerful, life-changing wisdom and insights.


p.s. Stay inspired to live in greater JOY everyday by subscribing to the Joyful Living Podcast in iTunes or Stitcher. Excited to cheer you on in living a life you love!

Here’s to the Crazy Ones (Episode 35)

Most of us have heard the quote most often attributed to Steve Jobs that says: “the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do” (full quote in this awesome video from Apple). But today it’s time to look deeper. How many of us are really avoiding stepping fully into our genius, following our hearts, and living our dreams because… well.. it might be/seem/look/feel/etc. kind of CRAZY to everyone around us? Having done this off and on for years, I’ve now deepened my commitment to forever raise the white flag of peace: I will not fight my heart anymore.

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Why does this matter? Because we need to find our hearts and live from them to be truly free and joy-filled, but we can’t do this if we continue to hold back because of how it might rock the boat for everyone around us. The collective insanity encourages us to play small, be grateful for what we have, and don’t rock the boat.

 

It’s become cliche to “like” or “pin” quotes like: “follow your dreams” and “believe in yourself.” However, is the message sinking in? Are we as a people really doing more of this? Are we really believing in ourselves more and following our dreams? In my experience, as a collective we’re all too often not. We’re living mediocre lives and waiting for things to change or for someone to save us from our life situations. We sit and we wait. We don’t live. We survive and we just get by.

But YOU are what you’re really waiting for. Do you believe this? Do you believe it in every cell of your body? Do you really believe your dreams are sacred and that you are worth it? Do you really believe your life matters?

Listen in to this powerful episode of the Joyful Living Podcast to kindle the fire burning within you, to find your heart and commit to following it.

Oh… and you might want to listen to “Fight Song” afterwards. 😉


p.s. Stay inspired to live in greater JOY everyday by subscribing to the Joyful Living Podcast in iTunes or Stitcher. Excited to cheer you on in living a life you love! Already subscribed and love the show? Be sure to leave a review in iTunes and feel of my deep gratitude!

Stoke Your Inner Fire (Episode 34)

It’s never what we’re doing that makes a meaningful life; it’s how/why we do it that matters. All of us go through the motions of the same basic things in our lives: we eat, sleep, work, receive new life and experience loss/death. But the major difference in how we experience these things is what’s going on within. Our inner myth/story guides whether or not we experience our lives positively or negatively. Are we a victim of our life’s circumstance or are we the hero or our life story?

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In what is likely my most candid and raw episode of the Joyful Living Podcast, we dive deep into the call to hear and answer the call of your own heart and soul.  This certainly is no easy task. In fact, this is the work of a meaningful life and, as such, requires immense courage and trust. Powerful insights are shared that will support you in this great and most important work.

The powerful affirmation I shared during this episode (from You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay):

“I relax into the flow of life and let life provide all that I need easily and comfortably. Life is for me.”

The invitation of this episode is to COME ALIVE by letting go of fear and living more from your essence. This is the adventure of a lifetime. It’s why you’re here. AND it’s what your soul is craving. Nothing else can fill that hole, my love. YOU fill the hole and in so doing become WHOLE.

For this journey to be a success, you must find your inner spark and stoke the flame. You need your inner hearth burning strong and bright to give you the strength to embody your essence. Lean into this season of Imbolc (Celtic festival of fire and Saint Brighid), rekindle your inner flame and then… let the light SHINE.


 

p.s. Stay inspired to live in greater JOY everyday by subscribing to the Joyful Living Podcast in iTunes or Stitcher. Excited to cheer you on in living a life you love! Already subscribed and love the show? Be sure to leave a review in iTunes and feel of my deep gratitude!

Soul Hunger (Episode 30)

Within all of us is an itch that can’t seem to be itched, a hunger that can’t seem to be satisfied. With the intense itch and insatiable hunger subconsciously driving us forward, it can be only natural to grasp at things we think will satisfy, only to be disappointed (and sometimes left more empty than before). Where does this come from? Our souls. Soul hunger can be easy to misidentify and misunderstand. However, as we courageously dare to get more clear on the “why?” behind what we are pursuing, it opens a candid, life-transforming conversation with our souls. We can then know more clearly what will finally ease the itch and resolve the hunger.

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Alive in Your Brilliance + Beauty (Episode 29)

So many of us are desiring to make shifts in our lives this year, which can make the beginning of the year intimidating, as well as exhausting. You’re fully involved in the dance between where you have been and where you want to be. Your desires are big + inspiring, but it can feel like a chasm is dividing you from now to there. In this special episode of the Joyful Living Podcast we dive deep into the importance of living this year more in your essence. Listen as we harness the power of the Cinderella story, including it’s relevant archetypes, and other powerful metaphors that speak to and inspire the soul.

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The Secret to Your Best Year Ever // Special Guest Kelly King Anderson (Episode 28)

Thinking about (or dreading) New Year’s Resolutions? Think again. Rather than making lists of what to do or not do in this new year, you can do something MUCH more powerful! Over 4 years ago Kelly King Anderson invited me to dive in to the practice of choosing an intention word for the year. Ever since, my years have been drastically different. Kelly King Anderson joins us on this special New Year’s episode of the Joyful Living Podcast to share her insights on this truly powerful practice.

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