The Lively Show

By Jess Lively

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The Lively show is a weekly podcast designed to add a little extra intention to your everyday.

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TLS #281: Welcome to The Lively Show!
21:53
Welcome to The Lively Show! Though clocking in at episode 281, on today’s show I’m welcoming new Lively Show listeners to the podcast and walking them through the many facets and aspects of TLS over the past 280 episodes - so that newcomers can explore the parts of the show that may resonate with them the most. I’ll be sharing where TLS got started, how the show changed and evolved over time, how to go deeper in the concepts shared on the podcast, and the episodes I personally suggest starting with if you are just diving in. This episode is perfect for anyone new to TLS who wants to hear what the show is all about and where to get started.         [Tweet "“The answers are in you." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Happy. Thank you. More Please." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“As within, so without." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   We learn who Jess Lively is, her background and how The Lively Show got it’s start. What The Lively Show is all about, and how it evolved over the past few years. Jess guides you through the various episodes and suggests where to begin listening if you are new. She reviews several options for listeners to begin or continue their journey.   SHOW NOTES   Jacob Liberman TLS with Jacob Liberman Make Under My Life TLS with Elizabeth Gilbert TLS with Brené Brown TLS with Gabby Bernstein TLS with Lewis Howes TLS with Gary Vaynerchuk TLS with Byron Katie TLS with Rob Bell Conscience Uncoupling Episode Abraham Hicks The Secret TLS #214: Quantum Living cSchool The Lively Shop Writing to Your Intuition Intuition Intensive Flow With Intention Online TLS with Catherine Greer A Lively Adventure Jess Lively Instagram   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 14, 2018
TLS #280: Why I’m Taking a Hiatus From TLS & What I’m Exploring While I’m “Gone”
34:35
Today’s episode is a big announcement. Just as I’m about to welcome all of the Cschool Live members to Sydney for a long weekend of learning, fun, and alignment, I’m also embarking on a new personal journey. In the episode, I am sharing why I am taking a hiatus from TLS (after next week) for an unknown period of time. The journey to discover and practice the law of attraction, deliberate use of brain states, and deliberate creation have been fascinating, fulfilling, and extremely aligning on all levels. And yet... they have also pointed beyond themselves to a new frontier that I’m opening up to as well. In the show, I explain all of this in detail and share what I believe may be next for myself, as well as how it may possibly impact my focus on the show - or any other work I do - in the future as well. This episode is perfect for anyone who has participated in TLS and wants to hear why I’m taking a break to explore what is beyond what we’ve covered up to this point.       [Tweet "“The more filled up I am, the more I have to give." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess shares why she is taking a hiatus from The Lively Show and what it means for you.   SHOW NOTES   Abraham Hicks Flow With Intention CSchool Eckhart Tolle Byron Katie TLS with Byron Katie Writing to Your Intuition   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 07, 2018
TLS #279: Q+A: Answering Questions on Alignment, Emotions, Vibration & More
43:26
Today’s TLS is one of my favorite kinds… it’s a Q+A episode where I answer listener questions off the cuff based off of DM’s I received on Instagram. In today’s batch of questions we are tackling... pain + alignment, alignment when you’re feeling ‘off,’ what vibration has to do with emotions, how my first class (Life With Intention Online) compares to LoA,  my next travel plans, and more. This episode is for anyone who enjoys hearing off the cuff question and answer sessions covering all types of alignment, LoA and personal questions.       [Tweet "“Listen to your intuition, not your ego." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Alignment before action." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What’s the balance on honoring your feelings and releasing them versus trying to force yourself into alignment? What’s your thoughts on feeling so aligned versus being grounded? Did you ever circle back to Life With Intention teachings to see how it applied  Law of Attraction principles? How do we hone-in on our blocks to get what we want? What if doing what feels good directly interferes with my long-term well being? How do we know if we are vibrating and do positive emotions make us vibe higher/faster than negative emotions? Are you still eating gluten and dairy-free? Can the intuition sometimes guide us to procrastination? Is procrastinating the result of a lack of alignment and not feeling ready to take inspired action? Best ways to deal with energy flucuations? How do you increase your sense of intuition and distinguish my intuition voice from my normal thought voice? What other podcast or books do you recommend for newbies? What episodes of your show do you recommend for insight on writing to or tapping into your intuition? Best tips for staying high vibe when you don’t physically feel well? Do you find your alignment and intuition is impacted by your moon cycle? How do you stay in alignment when reading terrible, sad things? What do you think about the books your reading? If you were to travel for fun, what trip would you take? DO you think you would live in tiny houses and have a garden of crystals? Who are the YouTubers you like to watch? What surprises you the most about the person your are now? If you had a flow bucket wish list, what would it be? Anything you’re eating or drinking that you are digging? Anything new as of flow? Can you explain what it means when you get really close to a manifestation but it doesn’t work out? How do you balance between what is in your control and what you leave to believe?   SHOW NOTES   Rock & Co. Marisa Peer Abraham Hicks TLS with Marisa Peer TLS with RTT Therapy Alignment Q+A Episode Writing To Your Intuition TLS with Hibiscus Moon (Crystal Episode) Abraham Hicks on YouTube Law of Attraction on Audible.com For a Free Audible Book, Go to audible.com/lively Madame Dry The Power of Now The Anna Edit Mimi Ikonn Alex Ikonn Matthew Hussey The Limbo Song by Matthew Hussey   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 31, 2018
TLS #278: What Flow With Intention Online is All About + Who It’s Ideal For with Catherine Greer
47:29
Today on the show show I’ve invited TLS listener, FWIO member, author, and happiness blogger, Catherine Greer back on the show. Catherine is a dear friend of mine as well as a beloved leader and support for many people within the Flow With Intention Online Masterclass community. As someone who has transformed her life so dramatically through applying the FWIO process, I have invited her on to share her expanded perspective and experiences with the work. This way anyone who is considering FWIO can hear in her own words who she believes it’s good for and what it’s all about. This episode is perfect for anyone who is new to FWIO and is curious to hear what it’s like from a member’s perspective.     [Tweet "“Stop telling the stories that aren’t serving you." - @catherinegreersydney"] [Tweet "“Everything does change for you because you change." - @catherinegreersydney"] [Tweet "“Flow does teach you a way to go about making your dreams come true." - @catherinegreersydney"] [Tweet "“Really learn to listen to your own heart" - @catherinegreersydney"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Catherine tells us how Flow With Intention has moved her career path in a positive direction. She tells us how much Flow has changed her world and point of view which put her on a path for happiness. Catherine discusses how the class helped her access her own authenticity. She tells us the results from the FWIO class and how it can build your dream by removing some of the drama from life. They discuss how the class is currently available for those wanting this in their lives. Catherine mentions that the class can help find your own happiness and joy regardless of your circumstances.   SHOW NOTES   Flow With Intention Online Law of Attraction     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 17, 2018
TLS #277: What I’ve Learned From Living + Flowing Intuitively For Two Years
51:57
This week marks the two year anniversary of selling my home and possessions to flow around the world. In today’s episode, I’m sharing what I’ve learned from the experience, which everyone has the ability to do… Whether it’s transcending cultural stories of “what’s possible,” or defying our own limiting beliefs, I share how we can all chart a course that truly astounds us and continues to unfold in unusual ways. I’m also sharing a bit about the new journey I’m embarking on personally, beyond the study of Law of Attraction and deliberate thought and creation. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn about how they too can break the limits of their own beliefs and explore possibilities they currently may not even be able to fathom.       [Tweet "“A happy ending is from a happy journey" - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Your thoughts create your reality." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess talks about the last two years of her life and the show. She talks about how she started on her journey, leaving school and becoming an entrepreneur, and why that was important to her. Jess describes how she came to discover her “inner voice” within herself. She reviews aspects of her life; from building schools in Ghana to PCOS and her period to her eyesight. Jess mentions her journey exploring the Law of Attraction and Alignment before Action concepts. She begins to describe what this means and what she is looking forward to in the future.   SHOW NOTES   Abraham Hicks Writing to your Intuition TLS 100 with Liz Gilbert Pencils of Promise Intuition Intensive Flow with Intention TLS with Alisa Vitti Lewis Howes Tim Ferris   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 10, 2018
TLS #276: A Scientific Look at Crystals & How They Work In Our Lives with Hibiscus Moon
59:33
The crystal episode. It’s here. And it’s one of my favorite TLS episodes of 2018. I learned so much in this conversation with crystal expert and physics teacher, Hibiscus Moon. In the show, we go deep into the quantum mechanics, molecular structure, technological uses, and the metaphysical uses of crystals. Plus, we explore the concepts of vibration, frequency, light, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Then, in the second half of the episode, we discuss ways to begin selecting and using crystals that are ideal for your daily life. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to have a deeper understanding of what crystals are and how they can enhance our daily lives.       [Tweet "“Where thought goes, energy flows." - @hibiscusmoon"] [Tweet "“Energy is an influencer." - @hibiscusmoon"] [Tweet "“Let your heart pick the crystal." - @hibiscusmoon"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Hibiscus tells us why she used her pen name and how that allowed her to teach others about the metaphysical of crystals while still maintaining her role as a scientist and teacher. She gives us an overview of the science with crystals and how they interact in life. Hibiscus describes the physical makeup of crystals and how we define crystals. She describes crystals as both a tool and support to help amplify your intentions. Hibiscus talks about cleansing your crystals and programming them for yourself. She reminds us that crystals cannot create or generate energy, but crystals can transform energy from one for to another. Hibiscus teaches us how to select and use crystals in our daily life.   SHOW NOTES   Abraham Hicks TLS #214: Quantum Living TLS #189: Quantum Living TLS #215: Quantum Living Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey Chakras Madame Dry   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 03, 2018
TLS #275: Q+A: Your Alignment Questions Answered
50:17
Today’s TLS is a fun one... I’m going really deep into some of the finer points of alignment. (And yes, as FWIO members will guess, “chocolate for breakfast” is included.) ; ) I’m answering the questions you’ve asked on Instagram about this very essential subject. This includes things like routine, consistent alignment, alignment with and without a schedule, intuition vs. “Joe,” and what alignment looks like when you are in a very low state. Plus, I’m sharing how I believe our creative alignment time will often (but not always) spark new chapters in our relationships, career, and much more. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to go into the deeper aspects of alignment, and learn more about how they can access alignment in a moment-to-moment basis.       [Tweet "“Alignment is feeling good in the present moment." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“The answers you need for your situation are in you." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“You can’t give what you don’t have." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“You are a growth seeking being." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“You have to stay alert and aware to what’s bringing you alignment now." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What exactly is alignment, and how do you get into it? What is the daily practice? What tips do you have about getting into alignment on a consistent basis? What do you do to flow between your alignment activities before work and work? Describe the difference between being in alignment and channeling Joe? Is Joe the same as you intuition and if not, how do they differ? How do you push through the fear when taking that quantum leap? Any suggestions to listen to my intuition? What advice can you give about thinking a scary, negative thought, even when I’m at a high vibration? How do you handle the feeling of not being ready to handle the things I’m manifesting in my life? What do you recommend taking with you or doing to prepare for an Abraham Hicks event.   SHOW NOTES   Law of Attraction Flow with Intention Abraham Hicks Writing to your Intuition The Master Key System Intuition Intensive The Big Leap   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 26, 2018
TLS #274: How I’m Making Life a “Game” and Getting Magical Manifestations
54:40
Today on TLS, I’m sharing the way that I’ve begun approaching my life and the remarkable, and even sometimes downright magical results that have been happening as a result. For the past few months, I’ve merged a free intuition training tool with the teachings of Abraham Hicks to create my own training tool to determine what is the next inspired step to take in all aspects of life. And the result has been fascinating in all aspects of my life. In this solo show, I’ll share how I do it, and how you can do it yourself! This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hone their intuitive skills on a whole new level -- which allows them to make a “game” out of life and leads to easy, fun, and magical manifestations along the way.       [Tweet "“Everybody is creating the realty that’s true for them based on their beliefs." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Pay attention to what you are saying." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Flow with what’s coming." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess provides an update to what she is doing in her life now and how she is living it. She talks about the crazy results she is getting by living a life Jess discuss the action she took to give her her inspired action in her daily life.   SHOW NOTES   Abraham Hicks Flow With Intention TLS #212 with Ezzie Spencer Russell Targ ESP Trainer App CSchool Bruce Lipton Gaia.com   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 19, 2018
TLS #273: LoA Q+A: How to create what you want consciously with Caroline Rector
1:25:32
Today on TLS, I’m having a now three-peat guest on the show, Caroline Rector, of the incredibly popular mindful style blog, Un-fancy. Caroline is a wonderful friend from my time back in Austin, Texas... and she’s someone who I’ve admired for her light and calm energy for many years. In today’s show, Caroline is asking me the questions she has about LoA, now that she and her husband are into learning about the concept. I’ll be talking in depth in particular about the new realizations I’ve had about manifesting and the intersection of what our feelings and our thoughts indicate about what is coming next in our lives. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about how feelings and thoughts connect to what we create in our lives, and for anyone looking to learn more about how Caroline is applying LoA in her own life.         [Tweet "“Law of Attraction is about responding to what you are feeling about, not what you are thinking about." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Keep using your feelings as your guide." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“All I can do right now is give myself compassion." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“There’s no power in helplessness." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“The body can only be well through wellness." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“We can’t give out of an empty cup." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Caroline talks about how she progressed her career from photography to wardrobe and style. She discusses how the Law of Attraction has evolved and integrated in both her and her husband’s lives. Jess explains about alignment and the inner being with Caroline. Caroline asks the question about changing the emotion when we don’t have that good feeling. Jess talks about the difference of her inner being and soul when looking at a particular situation. They discuss tapping into the love and compassion which is needed to align with the inner being. Jess reviews her ways to feel better such as sleep, meditation and appreciation. Caroline tells us that she used yoga as a way to tune in to her body and the way she feels. She asks Jess questions about overcoming the fear of being unworthy.   SHOW NOTES   The Anna Edit The Secret Abraham Hicks The Journey of Souls   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 12, 2018
TLS #272: CSCHOOL: the secret project I’ve been working on… what it is & why it’s the most impactful thing I’ve ever created
43:21
Today is a really fun day!! I’m sharing (in a solo show this time), all about the secret project I’ve been working on behind the scenes since mid-December! Cschool (short for Consciousness School) is a new approach to education designed to help people learn how to use the other 95% of their minds. How to deliberately change our brain states, program (and re-program) our subconscious, and deliberately develop the ability to live in peak states is not taught in traditional education. And the time has come for a live and online experience to introduce people to the power within themselves - to know how to deliberately use their mind, thoughts, and emotions in a practical, step-by-step manner quickly and effectively. There are four phases to Cschool, and the first is the live one time only event called Cschool Live, which is happening in Sydney (in my favorite spot in the city) on June 9th and 10th, 2018. Spots are limited, and I’m sharing more about this event and how you can participate, if your intuition is calling you to! This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear more about what Cschool is and how it has unfolded thus far, and how I am also rethinking what it means to grow a pleasure-driven business utilizing all of my LoA practices.       [Tweet "“I feel happy and aligned." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“CSchool is alignment before action for each team member." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Our input does create our output in our realty. " - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess talks about the aligning activities and events she attended while traveling and how that inspired her to this project. She discusses what she learned, the ignored parts of traditional education that does not address how to use your mind to control and react to conscious awareness. Jess describes how CSchool flowed through her and became the realty it is today. She tells us how CSchool introduces a practical approach to all her consciousness work to a larger audience. Jess believes that CSchool has the ability to change the world in the coming decades. She reviews the modules, topics and stages that make up CSchool.   SHOW NOTES   Journey of Souls Destiny of Souls Pencils of Promise Adam Braun Gary Vaynerchuk Dr. Joe Dispenza Abraham Hicks Gregg Braden Marisa Peer Flow with Intention BlogSociety.com   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 05, 2018
TLS #271: LoA Q+A: manifesting money & releasing financial blocks with Denise Duffield-Thomas
1:02:47
One of the popular requests I get from listeners is to share about how someone with very little money used LoA to deliberately attract and create lots of incredible money and experiences. In today’s episode, we are exploring this exact topic with someone who has done just that. Denise Duffield-Thomas, a money mindset mentor and the author and founder of Lucky Bitch and LuckyBitch.com, has started with nothing. She first deliberately used her understanding of LoA to attract a free 6 month trip around the world that also included 3,000 pounds of spending money. From there, Denise learned how to not only use her “manifesting super powers” to win incrdible dreams, but to also create abundance in her own career, as well. In this conversation, we explore her journey, steps she took, and we discuss the common money mindsets that block people from achieving their own abundance-based desires. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to build and improve their abundance mindset, and for anyone who wants to hear the steps someone has practically used to create incredibly abundant experiences and financial success.         [Tweet "“Let people be where they want to be." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Inspired action is stuff that moves you closer to your dream." - @denisedt"] [Tweet "“Manifesting is making something real." - @denisedt"] [Tweet "“Don’t believe there is scarcity in the universe." - @denisedt"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Denise tells us how reading books in her teenage years taught her the power of the mind to create different results in your life. She talks to us about the desire to help people which led her to study and learn more to become a life coach to help people with their money mindset.  Denise describes how she deals with negative clients and fans so it doesn’t effect her equilibrium. She discusses Law of Attraction and how she has applied it in her daily life. Denise talks about the power of love and acceptance and why it’s so important in her life. She describes what manifesting is and why it makes things reality. Denise discusses the biggest lessons she’s learned during her income raises seasons. She talks about the limiting beliefs and why we need to overcome them.   SHOW NOTES   Soulpreneur Conference The Magic of Believing Oprah Suze Orman Flow With Intention Online   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 29, 2018
TLS# 270: LoA Q+A: Emotional Mindset Shifts for a $10 Million Business & Other “Impossible” Dreams with Brooke Castillo
1:33:37
Today on TLS, we have an all time favorite guest, Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School and The Life Coach School podcast! Brooke has been on TLS a total of 4 times (the most of any TLS guest thus far), and for good reason -- it’s always a joy to get to connect with her and jam about all things LoA, mindset, and emotion. In this episode, we are discussing the mental and emotional shifts that Brooke has gone through that have led to achieving her “impossible” dream of earning $10,000,000 in one year as a life coach. Plus, we are going into a plethora of other topics relating to weight loss, emotions and thoughts, and so much more. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to hear about achieving seemingly “impossible” dreams with more ease than seems “possible.”           [Tweet "“Money is just energy." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Your intuition will guide you." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Your thoughts cause your feelings, your feelings cause your actions." - @LifeCoachSchool"] [Tweet "“Our desires are the map to the life we are supposed to live." - @LifeCoachSchool"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Brooke tells us how and why she went about studying the notion of winning a million dollars.  She discusses the deeper level of spirituality, consciousness and awareness and how it aligns to money. Brooke says what matters most when attracting money is the reason you want it in the first place. She tells us what she thinks is the most mystical part of being ambitious and successful in her life. Brooke dives in depth about actions and how alignment play a major role in the results. She presents the questions to why many people use chemical and other substances to get in a good place vibrationally.  Brooke discusses the Art of Allowing and it relates to alignment.  She discusses both resistance and feelings from negative emotions. Brooke talks about conditional alignment versus unconditional alignment.   SHOW NOTES   Abraham Hicks Dr. Joe Dispenza TLS with Erica Gellerman TLS #215: Quantum Living The Success Principles The Secret Tony Robbins Byron Katie Jacob Liberman TLS with Jacob Liberman Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself The Big Leap   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 22, 2018
TLS #269: LoA Q+A: Reality Transurfing, Cultural Conditioning & Getting What You Want More Easefully with Aaron Doughty
1:11:19
Today’s episode of TLS features one of my favorite YouTubers and return guest, Aaron Doughty, who is dedicated to helping people expand their awareness through principles like LoA. It’s always a treat for me to talk with Aaron because he has been studying LoA and other consciousness topics very deeply for many years - so coming together allows us to jam and go deep on these topics. And I gotta say, this episode is full of good nuggets. Today, we are talking about the principles shared in the Reality Transurfing books, which I spent four months reading and writing down in my notebooks in 2017. Aaron, like myself, has become fascinated with the way LoA is described and applied in this text -- and we’re sharing how you can use these concepts in your life today. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about how LoA affects large groups of people, how to deal with difficult work environments, or for anyone who wants to go deep, deep, deep on the concepts of LoA.       [Tweet "“Desire can be powerful if translated into intention." - @aaron_doughty44"] [Tweet "“Be yourself 100% and take action from that point of view." - @aaron_doughty44"] [Tweet "“If you’re not resisting it, you’re not adding energy to it." - @aaron_doughty44"] [Tweet "“We give the meanings to the things in our life" - @aaron_doughty44"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Aaron talks about how he began reading the book Reality Transurfing and how he applies those principles to his life. He describes Reality Transurfing as a philosophy on how you see life, rather than just the manifestation process. Aaron tells us that decreased importance is one concept that helps us resonate what we want to experience. He examines that decreased importance is made up of the vibration of desire, intention and action for something. Aaron reviews the collective consciousness and the pendullium effect and being aware and observant of thought structures. He discusses that with Reality Transurfing, your goals need to be connected to your heart - something you are passionate about.   SHOW NOTES   Reality Transurfing   Aaron Doughty - YouTube Abraham Hicks Bashar Flow with Intention Online Heart Math Rob Bell The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Think and Grow Rich   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 15, 2018
TLS #268: LoA Q+A: How to Deliberately Use LoA To Start & Grow a Business with Jasmine Star
1:04:24
Today’s episode is with one of the most charismatic people and speakers I’ve ever met, Jasmine Star. Originally making a (very big) name for herself in the photography world, Jasmine has since transitioned to business coaching and mentorship. In her return visit to TLS, we are talking about LoA, what it is, and how Jasmine often flowed with the principles unknowingly to create the success she has -- and how she believes could could have done it even faster and more easefully. In addition to talking about how business + LoA intersect, we are also speaking about the extremely simple and powerful steps she takes when she thinks negative thoughts, which bring her back into heart-brain coherence and alignment. This episode is perfect for anyone new to the concept of LoA, or for anyone who is looking to hear how they can apply LoA deliberately to create a thriving business.       [Tweet "“I am the thinker of my thoughts." - @JasmineStar"] [Tweet "“Because it’s how you feel that creates the vibration, not what you think." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“The emotional alignment gives me the inspired actions." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“It’s alignment that matters most." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Law of Attraction is not the Law of What we Want." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jasmine tells us what she knows about Law of Attraction.  Jess explains her definition of Law of Attraction and how she sees it in life everyday. They discuss how Law of Attraction works in business. Jess talks about the heart-brain coherence and how that applies to Law of Attraction. Jasmine talks about how setting her intentions helped her overcome depression and anxiety in her life.   SHOW NOTES   Flow With Intention TLS: Things I’m Afraid To Tell You Jacob Lieberman TLS with Jacob Lieberman TLS #266 with Sherry Petersik Gary Vaynerchuk Heart Math   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 08, 2018
TLS #267: LoA Q+A: Teaching LOA to Kids & The “Hard Work = Success” Myth with Pat Flynn
1:01:08
Today’s TLS is a “three-peat” for one of my favorite podcasters, Pat Flynn, of the epically successful, Smart Passive Income. According to Pat, the perpetuation of the “hard work ethic” is still going strong in the online business world, so we are discussing the nuances that make this tactic epically successful or unsuccessful -- often without the entrepreneur having any idea where the leverage and effectiveness truly lies. Also, as an engaged father and husband, Pat is eager to share this information with his children, so we discuss how these concepts can be shared with children. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in understanding the role of “hard work” and LoA, or for anyone looking to share these concepts with children.           [Tweet "“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford"] [Tweet "“The universe doesn’t attract to your thoughts, it attracts to your emotions" - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Law of Attraction is matching your circumstances to your feelings." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“You are the only you." - @PatFlynn"] [Tweet "“Let’s appreciate everything that we have in front of us." - @PatFlynn"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Pat tells us that getting laid off from his job was one of the best things to happen to him. He talks with Jess about in depth about gratitude and appreciation. Pat talks about the Law of Attraction and how it works raising a family.       SHOW NOTES   Smart Passive Income Podcast Will It Fly The Secret Think and Grow Rich Gary Vaynerchuk Abraham Hicks Tony Robbins   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 01, 2018
TLS #266: LoA Q+A: Why LoA “Doesn’t Work” for Most People & How Emotion + LoA Affected the Evolution of A Very Successful Blog with Sherry Petersik
1:18:18
Today’s TLS is a return guest from our most downloaded episode of all time, Sherry Petersik, the female half of the very popular home blog and podcast, Young House Love. Sherry is on the show again and we are explaining the concept of LoA and debunking many myths and misunderstandings that come with the initial hesitations people have when they come across the concept of LoA for the first time. In addition, we are looking back at the evolution and growth of Young House Love, and seeing how emotion and intention played such crucial roles their success and at times the stressful parts of the journey, too. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to deliberately apply LoA to blogging (or any creative venture), and for anyone who wants to understand why it seems like LoA “doesn’t really work” for a lot of people.         [Tweet "“Thoughts can trigger feelings." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“You create your own reality." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Feelings are more important than thoughts." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Find that inspired action from that aligned place." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Be in alignment for yourself." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Sherry tells us how and why she started to blog over ten years ago and the path it brought her to today. She talks to us about her knowledge of the Law of Attraction and manifestation. Sherry discusses why Law of Attraction works or doesn't work for some people and why. They review the concepts of Quantum Mechanics and vibrational living. Sherry shares how Law of Attraction played a part in their blogging career.   SHOW NOTES   Law of Attraction - Abraham Hicks (Audible) Journey of Souls  (Audible) The Secret Madame Dry Mimi Ikonn Dhanakosa - Buddhist Meditation Retreat Dr. Joe Dispenza Writing To Your intuition   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 22, 2018
TLS #265: LoA Q+A: How Consciousness, Light and Sight Affect the Law of Attraction with Dr. Jacob Liberman
56:52
Today’s TLS is with one of my favorite humans and teachers, Dr. Jacob Liberman. You may remember Jacob as the author and optometrist in this TLS episode that inspired my journey to restore my eyesight naturally through his book, Take Off Your Glasses and See. Today, Jacob is back on the show to talk about his new book, Luminous Life, and how light, photons, sight, and consciousness affect and connect to the Law of Attraction. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in exploring the deep nuances of consciousness, light, sight, and LoA, or for anyone interested in hearing an example of channeling your inner being.     [Tweet "“My life is my message." - Mahatma Gandhi"] [Tweet "“The less we do, the more occurs." - @jacob_liberman"] [Tweet "“Real vision is the ability to see the invisible." - Jonathan Swift"] [Tweet "“When the mind quiets, the heart slows down." - @jacob_liberman"] [Tweet "“Everything in this universe is inseparably connected." - @jacob_liberman"] [Tweet "“Do what you love, love what you do and the world will come to you." - @jacob_liberman"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jacob tells us how he started as an optometrist and scientist. He talks about his studies of light therapy  as he continued on the path to help people. Jacob discusses parts of Quantum Physics and spirituality and how it relates to humans. He talks about the reasons we are inspired to visualize or manifest things in our life.   SHOW NOTES   Abraham Hicks Jacob's Ted Talk     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 15, 2018
TLS #264: LoA Q+A: Overcoming Income Resistance & Understanding the Deeper Reasons with Colleen Kavanaugh
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Today’s Lively Show is a new version of the LoA Q+A series… it’s an in-depth interview + coaching session all rolled into one! In this episode, I’m helping Colleen Kavanaugh of TheLongestDance.com and The After Life podcast, about an aspect of her life where she’s had trouble manifesting: income from her business. In the episode, we go deep into the resistance, beliefs, and cultural conditioning which have been keeping Colleen’s income from flowing. And we discuss ways she can release this resistance to allow more abundance in ease-fully. This episode is perfect for anyone who has been having trouble making as much income as they would like, or for anyone who wants to hear potential ways to uncover and release resistance to other manifestations in their life.     [Tweet "“We all create our own reality." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Out of the contrast comes greater wanting." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Need is scarier to not have, than want." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Colleen discusses that she knew something was missing in her life, and it took a while to figure what that was and let flow guide her. She tells us how she is more focused on keeping what she wants in her life. Colleen tells Jess that she has been continuing to follow the breadcrumbs of her curiosity and it’s been leading her to great places in her life. She tells us how she was manifesting things she wanted in life, but there are some blocks she’s been facing, including manifesting income. Colleen discusses how her doubts may be causing a shift in her vibration and how that impacts her understanding of Law of Attraction. She tells Jess about what she is currently manifesting about, and Jess helps her focus those thoughts and actions. Colleen works with Jess to discover where and why her blocks are in terms of money in her life. She figures out that the answer to her path is through her intuition.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #167 with Colleen Kavanaugh Law of Attraction Life With Intention Course Eckhart Tolle The After Life Podcast Tina Roth Eisenberg on CreativeMornings   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 08, 2018
TLS #263: LoA Q+A: Why the Law of Attraction Isn’t ‘The Law of Things We Want’
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After a huge reception for the new LoA Q+A series, I’m excited to have another one with a deep dive into the biggest misconceptions about the idea of Law Of Attraction that often looks something like: What about people who have experienced deep trauma? Did they deserve or attract it? I’m going to address this question to the best of my ability, by sharing an experience I witnessed in someone’s life that relates to this subject. And I’m going to share the wonderful ways we can heal and change our emotional resonance (aka: ‘vibration’ or ‘point of attraction’) after difficult experiences, like trauma, to create our future based on positive desires. This episode is perfect for anyone who is wondering how LoA is connected to difficult experiences in our lives, and for anyone looking to change an negative vibration to create a new, more positive future.   PS - Flow With Intention Online registration closes for our last live round of class tomorrow! Learn more and register here. (Class starts February 3 - March 2.)     [Tweet "“The universe is expanding." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Matter is affected by our consciousness." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“I’m a being of my own reality." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why the Law of Attraction is not the Law of Getting What You Want.   She talks about how Law of Attraction works with people that get things that they don’t want or have difficulties in their life.   How you get yourself in the right vibration or alignment when all you think or know is that you’re in the wrong house, wrong relationship, or wrong everything?   What advice to stay aligned when working in a healthcare setting with many patients struggling with diseases and even with psychiatric disorders?   How to deal with sickness and Law of Attraction? Are there any mental strategies to help you heal faster?   SHOW NOTES   Law of Attraction The Secret Dr. Joe Dispenza Journey of Souls by Michael Newton Get a free Audible book - audible.com/lively Oprah Tony Robbins TLS #260: Cryptocurrency Writing to your Intuition TLS #225 with Howard Martin Heartmath   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 01, 2018
TLS #262: Upleveling Alignment, Shifting Energy in Career and Relationships, & Flow With Intention Online with Leticia Ringe
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Today’s TLS is perfect for anyone looking to take what we’ve shared here on TLS about alignment, flow, manifesting, and Law of Attraction to a deeper level. It’s for those who want to actually see measurable improvements in their feelings and circumstances - so much so that those close to them can sense a change, as well! In today’s episode, I’m talking to FWIO member, Leticia Ringe, about the changes she’s seen in her life as a result of applying the concepts from Flow With Intention Online (which is starting February 5 - March 2, 2018). Leticia is coach living in London who has seen a huge shift on many levels of her life, and what I find most fascinating is how you can actually hear the joy within her voice on the show! This episode is perfect for anyone who is thinking about joining us in the final live round of Flow With Intention Online, and wants to hear from a fellow FWIO member about her results and experience with the class. PS - Flow With Intention Online registration is now open until February 2nd!       [Tweet "“Just follow your joy and your curiosity. " - @leticiaringe"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Leticia tells us how she went from being a family lawyer to later being diagnosed with a disease and how that affected her life. She tells us what moved her to follow other pursuits, including personal development being a small business owner. Leticia describes why she took Flow With Intention Online and describes her favorite aspects of the course.   SHOW NOTES   TLS with Alisa Vitti - Part 1 TLS with Alisa Vitti - Part 2 Flow With Intention Online TLS Things I’m Afraid To Tell You Attracting Genuine Love - The Hendricks Institute The Secret TLS with Catherine Greer   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jan 25, 2018
TLS #261: LoA Q+A: alignment as a parent, changing emotions, dating with LoA, enlightenment & more
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Today’s TLS is kicking off a new series on the show: LoA (Law of Attraction) Q+A. The LoA is a subject that I have studied the past two years for thousands of hours across many teachers, books, and conferences worldwide. In the mainstream, it is often viewed as ditzy + shallow (think The Secret), or very ‘woo-woo’ from channeled sources (like Bashar and my oh-so-favorite, Abraham Hicks). But the truth is that - like gravity - LoA isn’t an idea… it’s just an aspect of our reality that is operating at all times.So we are affected by it every day, whether we are “using it” deliberately or not. In the LoA Q+A series, I’d like to make LoA seem less “weird” and explain how regular people have been creating their lives deliberately (or non-deliberately) using this powerful principle. Today, I’m kicking things off with listener questions on LoA... and in future episodes we are going to have conversations with past TLS guests who have used LoA, or are bringing it into their lives now, to cultivate a life they want. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn how to use LoA in their own lives when parenting or dating, and for anyone looking to learn ways to change their emotions when they feel stuck in a negative place.     [Tweet "“When you are in a good place, you’re more likely to have a good outcome." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Emotions are energy in motion." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Get into your alignment, then come back in." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“We must reverse the evidence of the senses." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Focus on things in your environment that you do like." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT How do we get women to make the first move or pursue men they met instead of waiting? What’s the difference between Law of Attraction and thinking positive thoughts about what you want in life? Is there anything you think that cannot be accomplished by harnessing the power of Law of Attraction? Are enlightened people those who have harnessed that power? What are several tools or ideas from moving, from learning to integration? How do you deal with people you come across who don’t get what you are doing with the whole few thing and ask a million negative questions or make assumptions? How do you not get caught up in that negative energy? What are your thoughts on sickness, perceived challenges, etc? What is one easy thought or act one can do daily to remind yourself of flow and Law of Attraction?   SHOW NOTES   Madame Dry Flow With Intention Online Alignment Workshop Abraham Hicks The Secret Bumble Tinder TLS #128 with Matthew Hussey Matthew Hussey Dr. Joe Dispenza   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jan 18, 2018
TLS #260: Cryptocurrency: Why It’s So Popular + Evolving Our Currency to an Abundance-Based Model
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Today’s Lively Show is on a topic that is very popular right now and also is a topic that several of my friends are currently obsessed with -- cryptocurrency. Being pretty new to the subject myself, I wanted to invite Faiz Nazarali, who is deeply involved in the crypto world, to explain what it is and how it compares to traditional ‘fiat currency’ (aka: regular money). In addition, we’ll also explore why this new form of currency also fundamentally shifts from an economic scarcity-based model to an abundance-based model. This episode is perfect for anyone wanting: to know what the future of money may be, to understand the difference between traditional money and cryptocurrency, to get started in cryptocurrency, and to hear about the economic shift from a scarcity to abundance-based system.     [Tweet "“Cryptocurrency is just an aspect of the evolution of consciousness." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Use your own intuition to guide you." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Faiz tells us how he got started in the world of cryptocurrency. He explains what cryptocurrency is and how it is used currently in the USA and the world. Faiz discusses the difference of cryptocurrency versus tradition monetary exchange. He describes what a blockchain is and why it’s so important. Faiz reveals his reasons why cryptocurrency is an abundance model of currency exchange. He shares his thoughts on which cryptocurrencies to get started with if this is a path you want to explore.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #227 with Faiz Nazarali Bitcoin Abraham Hicks Wonderfruit Festival Coinmarketcap.com Intuition Intensive Coinbase is the simplest solution https://www.gdax.com/ Kraken Bittrex Binance Poloniex My Top 5 Coins Bitcoin Etherium Stellar Lumens Steem BAT     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jan 11, 2018
TLS #259: How I’m Approaching The New Year (2018) Differently
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Today’s Lively Show  is dedicated to sharing how I’m welcoming 2018 into my life in a different way than ever before. I’ll be sharing the how, what, and why of my past ‘new years’ focuses, and what has caused a pretty massive shift for me personally in my approach. Plus, I’ll be sharing how these changes will be woven into upcoming 2018 episodes of TLS, as well. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed, effective, and energy focused approach to the coming year.     [Tweet "“Stop focusing on reality." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Relax, choose what I want, let it go and watch it flow." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Repeat, repeat, repeat and see what unfolds." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess talks about where she has been in the past year and her process to start each new year, usually by writing a letter to herself in the voice of the next upcoming year. She tells us how she used to be focused on her actions and her efforts. Jess describes her new process of focusing on alignment more than anything, and using mediations as a tool. She talks about another ongoing theme in her life which is conscious creation of manual action. Jess recommends to follow your inner being, your intuition, to do what is right for you for the new year.   SHOW NOTES   Write To Your Intuition Abraham Hicks Intuition Intensives TLS #242 with Jacob Lieberman Dr. Joe Dispenza   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jan 04, 2018
TLS #258: Unexpected Changes In New Life in Sydney & How I’m Flowing with Them
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Today on TLS, I’m sharing some unexpected personal changes that have flowed into my life just before my move to Sydney, along with how I’m flowing with them. I’m also sharing how these changes are redirecting the course of my choices and actions going into this new season and chapter of my life - from how I’m decorating, to how I’m thinking about what is coming next for me professionally. Plus, I’m going into my new perspective on decorating and possessions as I make this new move after living out of a suitcase for 20 months. This episode is perfect for anyone curious to hear about my personal journey and thoughts on relationships, or for anyone curious about my current thoughts on minimalism and decorating.       [Tweet "“I believe in the universe." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“The universe is abundant." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Alignment before action!" - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess tells us more about her status at her new apartment in Sydney. She talks about the pink sofa and what that means at this season of her life. She discusses the concept of adding items in her house and life and how its great to start over. Jess tells us the story how she manifested a year ago about being in her current situation in Sydney. She talks about flowing from one experience to another experience.   SHOW NOTES   Law of Attraction Writing to your Intuition Jess Lively Vlog Dr. Joe Dispenza Wim Hof Gregg Braden Bruce Lipton FWIO Elizabeth Gilbert Eat Pray Love   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 21, 2017
TLS #257: What I Learned at a Joe Dispenza Workshop That is Guiding the Direction of TLS in 2018
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Today on TLS, I’m sharing what I learned last weekend during the Progressive Workshop with Dr. Joe Dispenza! I’ve become a huge fan of Dr. Joe over the past year as I’ve traveled the world and seen many thought leaders share their ideas. Over the past several months, I’ve come to believe that Dr. Joe will be making one of the largest marks on the world in the decades to come. What separates Joe from the crowd of amazing speakers I’ve seen, is his scientific study and measuring of the brain scans of hundreds of individuals who actively apply the concepts of energy, and consciousness. And as a result of specific dedicated meditations, have healed themselves from everything from depression and anxiety, to cancer, rare genetic disorders, Parkinsons, glaucoma, and much more. I also love that by going through the doors of neuroscience, Dr. Joe has also come into direct contact with the ‘mystical’ and ‘spiritual’ realms that are often ignored by “science” - purely because the scientists themselves have not applied these principles to also experience these results in their own lives. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in the leading edge merging of science and spirituality, instantaneous healing, and for anyone curious about where TLS will be headed in 2018.     [Tweet "“I want the wisdom of experience. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“It’s all about implementing the science." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“In the space between everything, lies the potential for anything we want in our lives." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess discusses the reasons why she enjoys the teaching and information provided by Dr. Joe Dispenza and what it means to her in this season of her life. She reviews the idea that the primitive way to create action or create the life you want, is to take physical action. Jess mentions when you start applying the science to your meditations, you can end up having mystical or spiritual experiences. One of her biggest “Ah Ha” moments from the workshop was his perspective on block removal, which was through visualization and meditation.   SHOW NOTES   Dr. Joe Dispenza Pencils of Promise What the Bleep Do We Know Abraham Hicks Gregg Braden Bruce Lipton Progressive Workshops by Dr. Joe Dispenza The Field   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 14, 2017
TLS #256: My Personal Questions Regarding Intuition, Channeling & Law of Attraction
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Today on TLS, I’m doing something a bit different... Instead of asking questions to guest or sharing answers to questions myself, I’m sharing with you the questions that I personally have about several topics we’ve spoken a lot about on TLS lately… intuition, channeling, inner beings, Law of Attraction. I’m giving you the unanswered questions, why I’m not sure about the answers, plus some other explanations to parts of these topics I haven’t discussed on the show before. This episode is perfect for anyone who loves intuition, channeling, and law of attraction, or, for anyone curious about the unanswered questions I have about these topics myself.  : )     [Tweet "“Let see if this flows." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Its about inward rather than outward." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What channelling is and what the differences are between channelling and intuition. Jess talks about understanding the differences between her own personal intuition and “Joe.” Jess questions and talks about the concept of an inner being versus a guide or similar entity. Should we wait for direction and next steps from our guides or do we choose it on our own. How alignment plays a big part in feeling good and allows us to flow in the present moment. Can we ever get it wrong when it comes to writing to our intuition. How can we open up our awareness to the inner being more during our daily lives.   SHOW NOTES   Journey of Souls Abraham Hicks Life with Intention Flow with Intention Jess Lively Vlog Tim Ferriss Writing to our Intuition Dr Joe Dispenza   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 07, 2017
TLS #255: My favorite five minute alignment routine (a recording)
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Today on TLS, I’m sharing my very favorite (and fastest) way I kick off my alignment routine Every. Single. Day. Since July, I’ve been carrying a notebook with a selection of powerful quotes from one of my favorite books, You Squared, in my tote bag. And I always start my alignment and study time by reading those same quotes over, and over, and over. Because they have been so uplifting and powerful for me, I’ve decided to make a little recording of them so you can listen to it, too, whenever you like - whether you are getting ready for work, getting the kids ready for school, commuting to work… you name it! This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a quick way to kick of a great, positive mood and point of attraction.       [Tweet "“Our emotions create the experience." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“There is a way to do more with less." - Price Pritchett"] [Tweet "“Just act as if you have complete faith." - Price Pritchett"] [Tweet "“Operate with a sharply-defined mental image of the outcome you seek." - Price Pritchett"] [Tweet "“You have the potential, the resources are available. " - Price Pritchett"] [Tweet "“Let your heart take charge of your body." - Price Pritchett"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess tells us many important takeaways from this book, including many quotes that resonated with her. What You Squared is about knowing where you are going, continuing the pursuit, and learning from your mistakes.   SHOW NOTES   You Squared Dr. Joe Dispenza     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 05, 2017
TLS #254: Why fundamentally shifting “how” we get what we want changes everything
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Today I’m also sharing the biggest difference I’ve found between the mainstream or ‘Newtonian’ way of living to the ‘Quantum’ way of living (plus, I’m sharing some exciting news about my Sydney apartment that relates to this exact topic!): What amount of “action” and “effort” should we take to create the life we want? One approach is focused on the principle of cause and effect, and the other is about causing an effect. This is a massive shift, and one that can produce massively different results -- when applied correctly. Today, I’m going into exactly how to do it, and also how I’ve done it when manifesting my dream apartment in Sydney. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn an easier (and far more effective) way to create a life they love, or for anyone curious about how I manifested my new flat easefully.     [Tweet "“Your thoughts create your reality. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“If you don’t take the action, nothing is going to happen." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“The action creates the outcome." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Don’t worry about the how." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Let your alignment lead you forward." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess defines and differentiates the notion of newtonian to quantum. She talks about the newtonian way most people refer to personal development and how that has flowed in her life. Jess discusses how quantum can cause an effect using your mental conscious.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #189: Quantum Living: Why we don’t have to work as hard as we think we do TLS #194: Quantum Living: Creating your own reality – Rationally & Trans-Rationally TLS #207: Quantum Living: how to make changes in life & identity without pain, struggle, or “ego death” Dr. Joe Dispensza Sketch - London Writing to you Intuition TLS #237: Joe Does the Show Alt Summit   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 30, 2017
TLS #253: High Vibe Living: What it’s like to go from having a “knowing” in relationship or career to “flowing” with uncertainty with Erica Gellerman
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Today on TLS, I am sharing another insightful conversation with friend and founder of The Worth Project, Erica Gellerman! Last time Erica was on the show, we discussed what it felt like to have a “knowing in relationship (for her) and career (for me). Now, we’re discussing what has transpired for each of us since having a “knowing” in new areas (career for her, relationship for me). We’re discussing how these new life chapters have felt -- and where we’ve encountered challenges, too. Plus, the discussion leads us to a fascinating new explanation of why - even when we have a “knowing” - we will always continue facing inevitable uncertainty. This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking for a feeling of “knowing” in relationship or career, or for anyone who has that “knowing” now and wants to connect the dots between the initial euphoria and the ongoing uncertainty in a powerful way.       [Tweet "“You will be fine, strong and stable no matter what happens." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Alignment before action." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“It feels really vulnerable to be vulnerable." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Don’t go back up river, just keep going." - @Erica.Gellerman"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why Erica was seeking the knowing in her career. How she found her knowing and how she converted it to going. What Erica is doing with that feeling of knowing in her life right now. She tells us why she finds people to be inspired about and what is does for her growth. Erica and Jess discuss the parallels of Unicorns and Rhinos and how it plays in their lives. She describes the outcome of knowing has given her a foundation to work from.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #234 with Marisa Peer and RTT Marisa Peer Abraham Hicks TLS #227 with Faiz Nazarali TLS #230 with Dan Russell Gary Vaynerchuk Tim Ferriss Eckhart Tolle   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 23, 2017
TLS #252: The Pros & Cons of Living The Law of Attraction for 19 Months Straight
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Today’s Lively Show is an update to my Things I’m Afraid to Tell You episode, which originally aired in December, 2016. In the Things I’m Afraid to Tell You episode, I shared how living the Law of Attraction had dramatically changed my life over the first 9 months. Now, after living the law of attraction for 19 months straight, I’ve seen additional benefits and consequences of living this approach to life. In this show, I’m sharing all the details for those who are curious what it’s like to live this way so intensely for so long, and for those who may be on a similar journey themselves. This episode is perfect for anyone curious to know what it’s been like to live LoA consistently everyday for 19 months… including the magical and the not so aligned stuff.   [Tweet "“It’s a moment to moment experience." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Love and connection matter the most." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“You create your own reality." - @JessCLively"]   Pros of Living The Law of Attraction   Things that used to make her envious, now make her inspired. Jess has the high flow, or alignment, with financial abundance. She now has the abundance of time, including the desire for familiarity. Magical and fun things tend to happen when living the Law of Attraction. Having flexibility during the day and lots of time to align, allows for doing the things that feel best. Jess knows what get’s her aligned, by living moment to moment. She is able to utilize the power of visualization, instead of efforting. Jess finds that she attracts like minded people wherever she goes. Alignment before action works. Jess generally feels tons of amazing emotions most of the time. The idea of playing with possibilities in her life is a regular occurrence. Love and connection matter the most, especially when it comes to people. Channeling equals everything to Jess’s in her life.   Cons of Living The Law of Attraction   When out of alignment, Jess is not doing anything but trying to get back in alignment, using any method. She still gets upset when something is not complete, or not done yet. Since we’re still growing, she’s hyperaware of the lack of alignment, which can turn to judgement at times. People assume a lot about your situation without known the the facts. It can be hard to be understood by other people. Jess describes that it can sometimes be hard to share what’s going on.   SHOW NOTES   Abraham Hicks The Secret Katie Dalebou Podcast Law of Attraction on Audible Things I’m Afraid to Tell You episode Flow With Intention Online Master Key System Bashar Seed of the Soul Dancing Wu Li Masters Why Him   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 16, 2017
TLS #251: Your Questions Answered: food intolerances, numbing emotions, Sydney decorating, my parents & more
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Today on TLS, I’m answering a lot of questions asked to me over on Instagram. I haven’t done a Q and A episode in a while, and it feels great to be able to address a wide range of topics including… How my parents feel about my move (and whether they are supportive in general about my unconventional choices). Whether I’d like to live in two places. How to become more compassionate with ourselves. How I envision my future apartment. How I deal with negative thoughts. How to stop numbing emotions. And much more! This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to hear answers to variety of intuition, Law of Attraction, Sydney, and personal questions!   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT Do you have any thoughts about asking the universe for more opportunities and not taking them? Who took you on that surprise holiday recently? Can you please come to Melbourne and have a meet up? I used to run a ton and used a lot of my nervous/anxious/anger/excited energy to fuel my runs. Now that I’m more “in the flow” and have less of those strong emotions, I feel like I can’t get past my relaxed state of mind and can never seem to be mentally or emotionally fueled enough to have a vigorous workout. I feel so good after an intense workout, but I feel a little stuck in my “flow = relaxed” State mentally... which means my workouts tend to be strolls through the park. I’m content with it, but I know intensity and vigor can be where I thrive! On a higher level, is this a question of contentment vs. thriving? Any advice? How often do you see your parents? I know you've spoken about your brother, but don't they miss you and you them? Ask Joe what he thinks about the new desire to live in one place, being Sydney. Is your family supportive of your endeavors? I tend to do things outside the box of my family's ways and it makes it difficult to make decisions without disappointing them. I know it's them not me, but still a struggle What's the best way to stop numbing emotions and f22eel them? How do I know for sure it's my intuition responding back and not my mind (ego?) based on the recent thoughts I might be having about this topic/issue? Any tips on how to proceed when I ask a question of my intuition and do not receive an answer back? Where can I buy that delicious looking bowl? When you write out your 5 pages of gratitude daily, is a lot of it repeated from previous days? Does that matter? Or what’s your strategy for this? Where do you get those pink pens you use? Have you done the Landmark Forum? What is the first event or desire that you used to put the Law of Attraction to the test? Have you seen Health For Free the documentary on Gaia? How do we achieve compassion, while still being protective of ourselves? What is your detailed process on how to talk to our intuition? Do you track your energy and ease of alignment with the moon cycles (like your friend Ezzie teaches)? Would love some advice on offering ourselves compassion and kindness for times when the ego makes it difficult for us to love ourselves? How can I manifest wonderful things if I’m clinically depressed and constantly fighting persistently dark and intrusive thoughts? What’s your current favorite workout? (On apptiv or off of apptiv) When you notice a negative or fearful thought, what are the positive mantras or words you say to yourself to get back in alignment? Do you have any suggestions for adjusting to daylight savings time? Have you thought about living two places? No reason to limit yourself, right? Have you done anything with the body code? How do I know if I’m self-sabotaging my relationship by ruminating on the negative and always finding faults in my partner or if the problems in my relationship are really deal breaker problems?
Nov 14, 2017
TLS #250: How I Know It’s Time to Stop Traveling & Where I’m Moving to Next!
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Today’s TLS episode is unveiling some very new, big, and exciting news…. How I discovered it’s time for me to stop traveling -- and where I’m moving to next! I don’t want to give too much away, so tune in to the show to hear the details! This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear about where I’m looking to move to next!       SHOW NOTES   Summit LA conference A-Fest Pencils of Promise Dr. Joe Dispenza Tim Ferriss TLS #212 with Dr. Ezzie Spencer Abraham Hicks Abraham Hicks YouTube   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 09, 2017
TLS #249: My 7 favorite “Channeled” Books
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Today on the Lively Show, I’m excited to share more about a topic I’m really loving this year: channeled writing! I’m sharing the difference between ‘channeling’ and ‘trance channeling,’ and why I’m preferring channeled writing to non-channeled writing more and more. In addition, I’m sharing my seven favorite channeled books and why I love each of them so very much. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about channeling, or anyone looking to read some interesting new books.         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess talks about the difference between channeling and trans-channeling. She discusses why and how she studies these books to learn and absorb the content.   SHOW NOTES   Esther Perel Berné Brown Writing to your Intuition Bashar Abraham Hicks The Law of Attraction on Audible For a Free Audible Book, Go to audible.com/lively The Seed of The Soul Oprah The Master Key System Reality Transurfing. Steps I-V Elkhart Tolle The Power of Your Subconscious Mind Conversations with God   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 02, 2017
TLS #248: Things I Want to Tell You
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Today’s Lively Show is all about catching up with you! Lately, I have been wanting to just talk to you, you know? In this episode I’m sharing what I’ve been experiencing lately -- from the “in betweenness” of my sight currently, to how I’m learning to focus, and what I have felt an urge and calling towards next… this episode is about me sharing what has been coming up in my life -- with you. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for insight into what I’m thinking and focusing on in my life and work at the moment.       [Tweet "“I will see when I believe." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess discusses her eyesight and what results she's had so far and where she see's it going. She talks about her neck and migraine pain issues and how it was resolved. Jess talks about the brain’s percentage of conscious capacity versus the subconscious in awareness.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #186: Things I’m afraid to tell you Abraham Hicks TLS #242: Healing Eyesight Naturally with Jacob Lieberman Flow With Intention Online Dr. Joe Dispenza Eckhart Tolle Byron Katie Bashar Channeled by Darryl Anka TLS #241 with Aaron Doughty Summit Conference   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 26, 2017
TLS #247: The Power & Clarity of Leaving a Career to Find Alignment with Kristyn Judkins
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Today’s Lively Show is one of my very favorites from Season 4 of TLS! Today I’m speaking with FWIO and LWIO member and friend, Kristyn Judkins, about her career journey as a lawyer and beyond. Her journey involves leaving her law career for integrative nutrition -- and a powerful new shift away from wholistic coaching… into a whole new position and a new level of awareness and understanding when it comes to flow, alignment, and career. This episode is the perfect blend of a conversation that we easily could have had in Seasons 1-3, and at the same time, we layer in Season 4 awareness and consciousness to what is really going on. This episode is perfect for anyone who is not feeling fully fulfilled by their career and looking to hear a story of someone who has traveled this path and found the ultimate freedom and alignment in work.     [Tweet "“I have to follow what’s good for me, what put’s me into alignment and what brings me joy." - @kristynjudkins"] [Tweet "“It’s my life and I have to live it." - @kristynjudkins"] [Tweet "“The freedom is in your way of approaching life." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Kristyn tells us that she had a “30 year plan”  as she went to school and pursued her career in law, which she thought she was supposed to do. She describes the physical effects of the pressure and stress she was receiving while working at the law firm. Kristyn discusses in depth about the job stress and how that stress was possible a disconnect with her intuition. She reviews how her job change still wasn’t right for her, which she knew from early on in her training.   SHOW NOTES   Designing Your Life Abraham Hicks TLS #221 with Gregorio Avanzini TLS #242 with Jacob Lieberman   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 19, 2017
TLS #246: A Lively Adventure: The Many Layers of Self Love
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Today’s Lively Show is a special release of an episode from my new audio series, A Lively Adventure, Leaving it all behind to discover so much more. Based on votes from TLS listeners on Instagram, the episode we are airing today is, The Many Layers of Self Love! The theme of ‘self love’ was perhaps the most transformational of all of the subjects that came up during my travels, and in this show I’m sharing how my understanding of this subject has evolved over the past 18 months in a powerful way. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to approach self love from a new perspective, or for anyone interested in hearing a sample of A Lively Adventure. PS: If you’d like to listen to all 10 chapters, you can do so by hopping over here.     [Tweet "“I am in the perfect place relative to everything, even to self-love" - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What is "self-love" and what it means to Jess on her journey. What did Abraham Hicks teach Jess about self-love? What did Gregorio Avanzini teach her about self-love? What is Jess's best way to get into alignment.   SHOW NOTES   Abraham Hicks Flow With Intention TLS #221 with Gregorio Avanzini Eat, Pray Love TLS with Elizabeth Gilbert     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 12, 2017
TLS #245: How One Woman Dramatically Changed Her Life With Law of Attraction with Gos Potkay
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Today on the show, I’m sharing the story of a woman and new close friend I met on the Abraham Hicks cruise, Gos Potkay! Gos Potkay was completely new to Abraham Hicks prior to coming on the cruise with her mother. And for many years before the cruise, Gos was seriously out of alignment - and as a result, she had career, love, and health issues that matched her depressed and unhappy state. Then, as a result of shifting her energy and alignment towards what was wanted while on the cruise, she dramatically elevated her career, love life, and health - in just a matter of days. This episode is perfect for anyone doubtful of Law of Attraction and Abraham Hicks, or for anyone looking to hear a powerful story of transformation from applying the Law of Attraction principles.     [Tweet "“It’s going to be ok because there is guidance so long as I listen" - @Malgosy"] [Tweet "“Life is reflecting out to you what you are putting out" - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“The vibration your feeling." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Be allowing." - @Malgosy"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Gos tells us about her journey over the years after college and how she thought she found the life she wanted at the time. She talks about how traveling opened her eyes to the world which later took a toll on her health, both physically and mentally. Gos describes how it was her own mother who felt that she needed to be on the Abraham Hicks cruise to gain some insight. She recalls what she thought about the cruise at the beginning and how it eventually led to meeting Jess on the cruise as well as other positive outcomes. Gos tells us how great it felt to be in alignment and began to see joy in her life again. She discusses her negative experience in being in low vibration and how being in a higher vibration and in alignment, many positive things have occurred in her life in less than two weeks after the cruise.   SHOW NOTES   Flow With Intention TLS #221 with Gregorio Avanzini     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 10, 2017
TLS #244: What I Learned From the Abraham Hicks Cruise – Part 1
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Today’s TLS episode is going to be the first of a three part series covering all of the things I learned from the Abraham Hicks cruise I just went on this September! Over the 10 day French Riviera cruise, we had 5 sessions with Abraham, and while I didn’t make it to the ‘hot seat’ to ask any questions personally, I took a whopping 14 pages of notes which I’m diving into with you here on the show. In Part 1, we are diving into our inner being, how to co-create with a family, when to look for manifestations, when to leave ‘hard’ situations, and much more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about how to more joyfully create the life they love and learn from a recent Abraham Hicks cruise.     [Tweet "“You don’t need patience when you enjoy the unfolding of each moment " - @AbrahamHicks"] [Tweet "“Get out what you put back." - @AbrahamHicks"] [Tweet "“Our desire is responding to our emotions and the vibration." - @AbrahamHicks"] [Tweet "“Only make your decisions when it’s not hard" - @AbrahamHicks"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why you don’t necessarily need patience. Your inner being has a point of attraction too. You cannot stop your inner being’s beliefs. The inner being in us knows our deepest desires and path of least resistance to achieve them. Being in love is being in alignment with one another at the same time. To help children get into alignment, you need to show them how to get in alignment themselves. If you leave any situation because it’s hard, you’ll take that everywhere you go. When you are feeling rested, that is the best chance to be in the receiving mode. If you are taking score, you are not in the receiving mode. We are taking more action than we necessarily have to take. Don’t worry about thoughts, become aware of emotions instead. When you first begin to meditate, it may seem to be a huge upheaval, but that means you are becoming more aware. The present moment is a manifestation, and each moment has joy in itself. Receiving mode works only by meditating, receiving an impulse from your inner being, acquiring a path or least resistance thought and by not judging the thought.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #243 - A Lively Adventure LivelyAdventure.com For a Free Audible Book, Go to Audible.com/lively Abraham Hicks on Audible “Law of Attraction” Flow With Intention   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 05, 2017
TLS #243: Introducing ‘A Lively Adventure’: A New Audio Series with Megan Bowers
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Today is a BIG day!(!!) For the past several months, Team Lively has been working on a secret project which is being released for you right now - A Lively Adventure: Leaving it all behind to discover so much more! A Lively Adventure is a 7.5 hour audio series (and written transcript) where I share candidly with friend and videographer, Megan Bowers, about many of the hilarious, eye-opening, challenging, and awe-inspiring moments of my 18 month journey traveling the world after unexpectedly selling my home and possessions. From Tinder to Quantum Mechanics, we are going “there.” In the series, we dive into the “behind the scenes” stuff… from the Spaniard who broke my heart in Portugal, to my experience with ayahuasca. As Megan says, “it’s gonna get weird… and awesome!” This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to hear a piece from A Lively Adventure and learn more about the series and it’s creation. :) PS - Want to purchase and listen to A Lively Adventure? Head over here.       [Tweet "“What you want is within you all the time." - @JessCLively"]   SHOW NOTES Eat Pray Love TLS with Elizabeth Gilbert   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 03, 2017
TLS #242: Exploring Consciousness & Healing Eyesight Naturally with Jacob Lieberman
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Today's Lively Show is a bit of a dream come true! The same day the episode aired (a few weeks back) about healing my eyesight naturally, I received an email from Jacob Lieberman, the author of Take Off  Your Glasses and See, which inspired this eyesight journey! Jacob offered to come on TLS to discuss his own journey with healing his eyesight and also discuss how he perceives consciousness from the expanded perspective he now has on the subject(!). During the second half of the conversation, we go into some deep territory around consciousness - this had me learning and expanding my own understanding on these subjects quite a bit. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn how Jacob healed his eyesight naturally, tips for doing it ourselves, or for anyone looking to hear a fascinating perspective on consciousness.       [Tweet "“When we look for one thing in life, we miss everything we’re not looking for." - @drjacobliberman"] [Tweet "“Things do not work at all the way we think." - @drjacobliberman"] [Tweet "“Life typically does not provide us with what we want, it provides us with what we need." - @drjacobliberman"] [Tweet "“Trust your own direct experience." - @drjacobliberman"] [Tweet "“We are not observing nature, we are nature." - @drjacobliberman"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jacob describes his story of how he believed he had a problem learning since he had so many issues reading and comprehending books in school. He recounts a time when after meditating, he began to see, both mentally and physically better and was astonished at what had happened. Jacob talks about his journey to research his vision experience to improve his eyesight and he began to dig deeper into the workings of the mind and consciousness. He discusses how the mind is so incredibly powerful and that it creates and maintains both truths and beliefs which play a part in seeing and comprehending. Jacob says that by removing one’s glasses allows for the journey of discovery to proceed, which is priceless in his opinion. He mentions that most of us are living life to our ideas rather than our direct experience. Jacob describes how our unconscious provides the inspiration for us to fulfill our purpose for being.   SHOW NOTES   Take Off  Your Glasses and See Marisa Peer     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 28, 2017
TLS #241: Taking Law of Attraction to the Next Level with Aaron Doughty
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Today I’m flowing in the French Riviera with an Abraham Hicks cruise! In honor of this very exciting new adventure with one of my favorite sources of inspiration and learning, Abraham Hicks, I’ve asked YouTuber and Law of Attraction teacher, Aaron Doughty, on the show. Aaron’s videos caught my eye one day while surfing YouTube a few months ago --I loved his energy, alignment, and perspectives on consciousness. So I’ve asked him on the show to discuss our very favorite shared topic: the Law of Attraction (LoA)! In the episode, we discuss Aaron’s difficult childhood and the many stages he’s gone through when applying the LoA to his life. Plus, I share my own question I would love to ask Abraham in the hot seat while on this cruise! This episode is perfect for anyone looking to apply the Law of Attraction in their life in a deeper way, or for anyone interested in hearing about how someone with a difficult childhood used the LoA to design a life they love.     [Tweet "“Trust that everything happens for a reason." - Aaron Doughty"] [Tweet "“Our beliefs create our reality." - Aaron Doughty"] [Tweet "“Every person will always make a decision based on their own rationalization." - Aaron Doughty"] [Tweet "“Observe rather than react." - Aaron Doughty"] [Tweet "“Be grateful for where you are." - Aaron Doughty"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Aaron tells us how being exposed to The Secret at an early age allowed him to let go of much resentment he had while growing up in a divorced household. He talks about how he reframed the label of having ADHD and used meditation practice to balance his energy. Aaron discusses his current work and how it involves understandings of self-image. He tells us how learning from Bashar has been a positive influence in his life by his consistency of information. Aaron reviews the many ways he processes the teachings and information, which is mainly through books and audio books. He describes the stages he went through as he began to apply these teachings in his life and career.   SHOW NOTES   The Secret Abraham Hicks Marisa Peer Aaron's YouTube Channel Bashar channeled by Darryl Anka Think And Grow Rich Earl Nightingale Feeling Is The Secret The Master Key System David R. Hawkins The Lively Show with Faiz Nazarali   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 21, 2017
TLS #240: How Flow With Intention Online Transformed a Life, Writing Career & Sparked a High Vibe Community with Catherine Greer
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Today’s Lively Show is a special conversation with Lively Show listener and Flow With Intention Online alumni, Catherine Greer! Catherine is a writer and children’s book author with a background in education. And while she’s originally from Canada, she now lives in Sydney -- so, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her twice in person at the Sydney meetups, as well as coaching with her in FWIO. In today’s show, Catherine is going to share how her life, energy, and career has been transformed by applying the FWIO concepts. Plus, she’ll be sharing her amazing experience in the FWIO community. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear about the powerful personal and professional shift that comes from applying the concepts taught in Flow With Intention Online. PS - Flow With Intention Online registration is now open until Friday, September 15th and class runs October 3-26.     [Tweet "“No one chooses your thoughts for you." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Catherine tells us how the Flow With Intention class inspired her to author a children’s book. She tells us that her intuition pointed her in the direction to taking the class. Catherine discloses that finding joy and appreciation was one of the biggest takeaways from the course. She discusses the class experience and how she’s connected directly with others in the class taking this journey. SHOW NOTES   Choosing Happiness Marisa Peer Abraham Hicks   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 14, 2017
TLS #239: How Flow With Intention Online Resulted in Landing a Dream Job, Losing 20 pounds, & Thriving on All Levels with Heather and Tim Conkin
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Today on TLS we have a special double interview with wife and husband, Heather and Tim Conkin! In honor of Flow With Intention Online launching very soon, Heather, a podcaster behind The Practical Minimalists, and Tim are both FWIO alumni who are sharing their incredible results from taking the course this February. Heather initially focused on transforming her relationship with her career, and as a side result of applying this work easefully dropped 20 pounds as well! Tim, meanwhile, not only shifted how he related to his boss and career dramatically, he also effortlessly flowed into his ideal job position and has transformed his connection to pleasure on a daily basis. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear about the powerful results of the concepts taught in Flow With Intention Online, or anyone looking to hear advice on how to approach personal development with a partner. PS - Flow With Intention Online registration is now open until Friday, September 15th and class runs October 3-26.     [Tweet "“Just love the present moment." - @heather_conkin"] [Tweet "“Expect wonderful things." - @heather_conkin"] [Tweet "“Pleasure is about experiencing the moment fully." - Tim Conkin"] [Tweet "“Hold things loosely." - Tim Conkin"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Heather tells us the reasons she participated in Flow With Intention Online and what some of her results were. She proves examples of what she learned, including the power of pivot and flow in her career and in her personal life by releasing certain resistances. Heather explains how she applied the concepts of Flow With Intention in her efforts to live healthier and how she ultimately lost weight in the process. She talks about the benefits of Flow With Intention which includes the coaching calls and conversations with others in the community. Tim discusses the personal reasons he took Flow With Intention and why he took the class alongside his wife. He talks about balance and how that relates to the masculine and feminine approaches and perspective that the course offers. Tim describes the results and benefits of the class in both his home life but especially his career. He tells us the many reasons why he believes men can and should take the class too.   SHOW NOTES   Flow With Intention Online The Practical Minimalists The Practical Minimalist episode with Jess (Pt 1) The Practical Minimalist episode with Jess (Pt 2) The Tim Ferriss Show The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn The School of Greatness Podcast with Lewis Howes   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 12, 2017
TLS #238: Why i’m trying to renew my (-4.0) eyesight naturally with Megan Bowers
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Today on TLS I”m chatting with Megan Bowers again -- only this time I’m explaining why I’ve decided to go the last week without glasses or contacts, even though I have a -4.0 prescription. After deciding to experiment with all the knowledge I’ve been finding out about the subconscious and healing over the past several months, I focused on my eyesight first and foremost. What began as a somewhat “simple” experiment, has revealed far more than I ever would have imagined when it comes to emotion, eyesight, and healing. This episode is perfect for anyone who is curious about the connection between vision, sight, and emotion.       IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Megan and Jess discuss Jess’s experience at a recent conference where she was exposed to new ideas and techniques for natural healing. Jess discusses in depth what she has read and learned from lectures and books which brings her to this healing of her eyesight.   SHOW NOTES   Dr Joe Dispenza Dr. Bruce Lipton  Gregg Braden Lynne McTaggart Take Off Your Glasses and See The Power of Eight Law of Attraction   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 07, 2017
TLS #237: Joe Does the Show: Handling Heartache, Death, Illness, Self Love & More
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Today’s Lively Show is in the hands of…. Joe! No, not Joe, our TLS producer, but Joe, the non-physical entity that I can ask questions to and hear responses from (If you are thinking, what the what?! - I explain more in the show what’s going on). Today, I’m sharing the answers I received to many questions you asked on a lot of serious and deep topics including death of a loved one, overcoming heartache, self love, staying calm during meditation, and much more. This episode is perfect for anyone curious to hear from Joe, and for anyone that is looking for insights and understanding on many deep (and sometimes difficult) life situations we all face.       [Tweet "“The truth is that love is in ALL THINGS." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Your ability to love is your ability to love self. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Your truth is within yourself at all times to guide and direct you." - @JessCLively"]   JOE'S ANSWERS TO LISTENER QUESTIONS   When mental and emotional exhaustion hit even during mediation and being still ... how can intuition help with this? When you are tired indeed, please do not forget that your greatest power within you is your ability to love with all your heart. And when this feels tired or confusing at best, please remember that there is no need to effort or struggle at this, for it will bubble forth from within you whenever you have allowed yourself to rest and release the thoughts of the past or what has been caused by a future you have not yet accepted. For when you have decided, as you have now done, to see a new thing come to pass, you will begin to realize that all you need is within you in this moment and time. And that is calming indeed.   How do I deal with rejection? And the fear of what other people think? When you are afraid of the fear of loneliness, you have begun to think and dwell upon what is unwanted and untrue. And when you have chosen, as you are now doing to try to think of other things, this is the first step in the direction of what is desired. And when you have cut off the propensity to accept that others are going to have their own experience that is independent of your own, you’ll begin to see that you have no need to worry or struggle with their thoughts upon yourself. For you have decided what you most want to see and know about yourself, and there is no greater truth in your life than your own deepest knowing of who you are and where you are going. Go forth and know that all will be well, for you are the creator of what is coming next in your current life experience.   How do you know when to speak up? Speaking up is not something you need to consider or do in any way which you currently pretend to understand. When you have realized that there is no need for you to speak upon things that you know not of, you realize that all you ever need or require of yourself at any moment of time is to speak what feels true to you. Share with an open heart and realize that there is no need for you to consider what others are thinking or saying, for that is simply a reflection of their own life experience and has truly nothing to do with your own deepest knowing. You are welcome to share your knowing with others, but they are not reticent to the knowledge of which you share. And that is okay, no it is even more than that, it is totally fine. They need not understand what you have to offer because their own inner guidance is leading them to their own greatest truths as well. Just know that you are here to live your truth, and speaking is indeed an aspect of this. But so is the same true for others as well.   How can I stop comparing my path to other's to be able to find more joy not only in mine but in other's paths as well?  You have no need to confront yourself with the paths of others for you have a divine path that is unique to your own life experience and understanding of what is true for you at this point in your spiritual journey.
Sep 05, 2017
TLS #236: Law of Attraction: clarifying action, manifestations and feeling good ‘all the time’ with Megan Bowers
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Today on TLS, I’m discussing one of my favorite subjects with friend and videographer, Megan Bowers... The parts of law of attraction that can seem confusing. Here are a few items we’ll be diving into, based on questions I have been asked by listeners and friends: Do I need to take “Massive Action” a la Tony Robbins? Should life feel “easy and good” all the time? What is my first manifestation? (And how to tell if I have it.) What is the most critical part of all desires? This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a deep dive into the finer points of Law of Attraction and how to use it to live the life you want.   [Tweet "“Like attracts like." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Give yourself permission to go get happy." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Change is growth." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Megan describes what she knows about Abraham Hicks and the Law of Attraction they discuss who and what Abraham is about. They describe how Abraham’s voice speaks through Esther and what grabbed Jess's attention when she started to listen to Abraham. Jess talks in depth about taking massive action and how we need to take it from a place of alignment. Jess clarifies what and why the first manifestation is the emotional state. She describes what is Self Love and why it's the critical part of all the desires.   SHOW NOTES   Pictory Productions Abraham Hicks YouTube The Law of Attraction on Audible.com TLS #186: Things I’m afraid to tell you Think and Grow Rich Tony Robbins Gary Vaynerchuk Writing to your Intuition The Untethered Soul Eckhart Tolle Master Key System You Squared   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 31, 2017
TLS #235: High vibe living: what it feels like to have “the knowingness” in career or relationship and how to find it with Erica Gellerman
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Today’s Lively Show is a fun “high vibe living” discussion on a topic that I think many people can relate to: the seeking of a ‘knowingness’ in a relationship or career choice. This topic first surfaced last summer, during a conversation with Erica Gellerman, of The Worth Project. As we discussed our focuses in life (relationship for me, career for her), it became clear that each of us sought a ‘knowingness’ in a different area of life, and that the other person had experienced that exact clarity in the area we sought to discover. In this episode, we are sharing the paths we both took to discovering this feeling of “knowing,” what it feels like, and how we have learned from one another so that we can understand our own growth and clarity in new ways. This episode is perfect for anyone seeking clarity or a feeling of “knowingness” in their life - career, relationship, or otherwise. : )     [Tweet "“I’m going to be fine, strong and stable no matter what happens." - @erica.gellerman"] [Tweet "“Keep doing what keeps me happy." - @erica.gellerman"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Erica tells us how she and her husband moved to London for work and how she discovered she did not enjoy the work she was doing. She talks about what the “knowingness” feels like for her and Jess in both their relationships and their career lives. Erica describes what the “feeling” was like when she met her husband while still in school. Erica asks Jess about her career knowing moments. She talks about how RTT helped relieve some of the pressures of life including her career mindset. Erica discusses the ways she has strengthened her beliefs on the career side.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #229 with Marisa Peer Find a RTT Therapist Eckhart Tolle Suze Orman Abraham Hicks   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 24, 2017
TLS #234: Overcoming money blocks through Rapid Transformational Therapy with Marisa Peer
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Today on TLS, we are having Marisa Peer back on the show in a unique way (here’s her first interview)... we are sharing a Rapid Transformational Therapy therapy session with a woman who had issues keeping and maintaining money in her life. For people with money blocks, this episode can be particularly powerful. And for anyone who is curious about the power of using the subconscious to change habits, this example of RTT will also be quite fascinating. This episode is perfect for anyone who has issues attracting or maintaining money, or for anyone who wants to experience a Rapid Transformation Therapy session. PS: Here is the link to find a RTT Therapist online or in an area near you.       SHOW NOTES   TLS #229 with Marisa Peer Find a RTT Therapist     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 17, 2017
TLS #233: Transforming energy + food sensitivities, dropping the “therapist role” in romantic relationships, & more with Danielle Laporte
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Today on The Lively Show, we have an awesome guest that I’ve looked forward to having on the show since before the show even began. Danielle LaPorte is a writer, best-selling author, and “say it like it is” speaker that Oprah Winfrey has named one of the SuperSoul 100, which “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” In today’s conversation, we are talking about energy and food sensitivities (and whether we can transcend them), loneliness, the tendency for people to want to play “therapist” in their relationships… and zombies. : ) This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an open, honest conversation around energetic sensitivities, relationships, the difference between “alone” and “Alone,” and more.     [Tweet "“Our capacity to consume and process information is huge." - @daniellelaporte"] [Tweet "“Make some choices based on love and joy." - @daniellelaporte"] [Tweet "“It’s not your job to be the therapist in the relationship." - @daniellelaporte"] [Tweet "“You cannot be motivated by money." - @daniellelaporte"] [Tweet "“Your voice will save you every time." - @daniellelaporte"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Danielle tells us how clarity and commitment are important to her. She talks about her capacity to see and understand people as one of her strengths, and that as humans have such a wide capacity for information and processing overall. Danielle discusses her views on prayer and how she uses it herself. She discusses transensitivities and what her current core desired feelings are. Danielle describes what she has learned about romantic relationships and how that could be useful for many women.   SHOW NOTES   White Hot Truth The Master Key System     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 10, 2017
TLS #232: Guided Meditation: Overcoming money blocks
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Today’s Lively Show is another guided meditation! I originally created this meditation for a friend with a mental block around money and abundance, and now I’m sharing it with you! So, if you have any beliefs around money that you are looking to clear, or want to open yourself up to even more abundance in your life, this meditation could be perfect for you to listen to as you wake up or go to sleep. (Also, if you know anyone else who may have a block around money or abundance, please share this episode with them!) This episode is perfect for anyone with mental beliefs around money that seem to be blocking their ability to create the abundance mindset or circumstances they desire.       [Tweet "“You are a growth-seeking being, that what we are here to do." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   A meditation practice to clear up thoughts and blocks about money. Be able to open yourself up to even more abundance in your life.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #221 with Gregorio Avanzini Marisa Peer TLS #229 with Marisa Peer     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 08, 2017
TLS #231: Exploring Relationships: Roles, Male Vulnerability, Overcoming Guilt & Entrepreneurship with James Williams
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Today on TLS we are talking all things relationship related with coach, James Williams. James is a high performance coach, and has a lot of experience with relationships between female entrepreneurs and their male partners. In today’s episode, James is sharing the trends he’s noticed in relationship roles, how masculinity and vulnerability can work together, what creates a truly powerful couple, and a powerful practice that can take positive relationships to the next level. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to hear a conversation around the concepts of inter-dependence, male vulnerability, shifting relationship roles, and taking positive relationships to the next level.     [Tweet "“Relationships require understanding, independence and inter-dependence." - @jamesrswilliams"] [Tweet "“When we are at our best for ourselves first, we are serving from a full cup." - @jamesrswilliams"] [Tweet "“Get comfortable being uncomfortable." - @jamesrswilliams"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   James tells us about his fascination with people and human performance in both life and business and how that grew into his current career. He discusses the reasons his coaching business is focused on relationships and how most of it is comprised of female entrepreneurs. James describes the concepts of independence and inter-dependence and how they are important and relate to each other. He talks about how recognizing strengths and weakness is essential to all relationships. James shows how to keep your independence when you are so connected to others and other aspects of your life. He discusses the effects the male partner has on the female entrepreneur. James tells us the reasons why redefining the male and female roles in a relationship can be so helpful. He presents the concepts of insecurity and vulnerability, including the less discussed male-vulnerability. James tells us that we need to take responsibility for what we feel we are not resonating with and be empowered to make that change. He describes what quantum leaps are to him and why these huge strides they are so important to our personal growth.   SHOW NOTES   Emily Williams Brendon Burchard Writing to Your Intuition Abraham Hicks You 2   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 03, 2017
TLS #230: High Vibe Living: Law of Attraction, quantum entanglement, & The Master Key System with Dan Russell
59:32
Today on TLS, we are having another fun, “high vibe” conversation with a friend who loves all the subjects we’ve been diving into in Season 4… with a heavy emphasis on tying the quantum mechanics to our daily experience of life. Dan Russell is a business partner to Faiz Nazarali (check out his recent TLS episode here), and in our conversation today we dive deep into many areas including: the separation of church and state (and how that may connect to spirituality and science), how the Law of Attraction may connect to quantum entanglement, and how I’m breaking my associations with ‘deserving’ and ‘worthiness’ from my perception of outcomes in my life. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to hear a fun conversation between friends about potential connections between quantum mechanics, Law of Attraction, ‘worthiness,’ ‘deserving,’ and more.     [Tweet "“Emotion becomes a physical feeling that has a movement in the body." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“My reality is my own to create." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Dan tells us about what fulfills his passions of discovering the unknown and working on things that fascinate him.  He tells us how he was choosing between mechanical engineering and business since both had his interests. Dan tells us his fascination of Think and Grow Rich and the Law of Attraction. He discusses the fundamentals of human thinking and how science play a role today in it's acceptance. Dan talks about frequency and how that plays in emotional states in humans. He discuss how he incorporates Law of Attraction methods in his daily activity and habits. Dan describes the principle of quantum particles and it relates to life He tells us why he's moving his life to a new phase of a level of higher performance.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #227: Faiz Nazarali Think and Grow Rich Abraham Hicks The Secret Richard Feynman The Master Key System Gary Vaynerchuk TLS #189: Quantum Living   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 27, 2017
TLS #229: The most powerful way to change unwanted thoughts & behaviors I’ve ever found with Marisa Peer
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As I’ve been diving into the creation of our thoughts (and subsequently our behaviors), I’ve uncovered the incredible power of the subconscious mind on the outcomes in our lives. Then, I wanted to discover methods to reprogram these subconscious beliefs, which brought me to Britain’s top rated therapist, Marisa Peer, and her incredible Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT). In fact, I found my own RTT session so powerful, I recently devoted a few weeks to becoming certified as a Rapid Transformational Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist myself. Today, I’m having Marisa on the show to explain why the subconscious is so powerful, how it works, and how you can change your own beliefs and behaviors in a single RTT session, instead of months or years in traditional talk therapy. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to understand the workings of the subconscious mind, and why our thoughts or behaviors often cause us pain - even when we seem to “know better.”   [Tweet "“The mind is very logical." - @marisapeertherapy"] [Tweet "“The words you use determine the outcome you will get." - @marisapeertherapy"] [Tweet "“Depression is linked to not following your heart’s desire." - @marisapeertherapy"] [Tweet "“The mind can be programmed to respond to change." - @marisapeertherapy"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Marisa tells us why she became a hypnotherapist and later sought to teach others this technique of programming the mind. She discusses the differences between traditional (talk) therapy verses hypnotic therapy. Marisa talks about how powerful the mind is to human beings and that we can the ability to control it, consciously and subconsciously. She details the reasons we need to relax the nervous system for hypnosis and where the subconscious actually resides in our bodies. Marisa talks about how some modern diseases or health issues are psychosomatic, fostered by the brain, in efforts to protect us or punish us. She tells us what Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) is and how it’s so powerful and also very different from other types of therapies. Marisa tells us one of the biggest challenges she is facing is getting the medical community on board with the concept of RTT since this is a non-medical ways to change the thinking of the brain in patients. She says that there are three things to know about the brain; it likes what is familiar but can be wired to what’s unfamiliar, it responds to the pictures and words in your head, and it does what you truly want.   SHOW NOTES   A-Fest Abraham Hicks The Secret   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 20, 2017
TLS #228: How to get into the best alignment for your day: a 14 minute meditation
23:04
One of the things I get asked the most is how to get into alignment in the start of your day… And today’s Lively Show is designed to help you select the exact positive feelings that you want to have and set them into your body for the rest of your day! Over the past two weeks, I’ve been learning a powerful new technique to help access the subconscious, which controls 95% of our daily functions. And this allows us to select which emotions we want to feel right when we wake up until our head hits the pillow at night. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to choose their emotions and get into amazing alignment... in just 14 minutes.     [Tweet "“Our thoughts create our reality." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What is the Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) method and why is it used today. Listen to a practical 14 minute meditation to help attain your alignment.   SHOW NOTES   Marisa Peer A-Fest Flow With Intention Online     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 13, 2017
TLS #227: High vibe living: “Just in time knowledge,” sacred geometry, living water & attracting high vibe friends with Faiz Nazarali
1:00:14
After getting many messages and emails from people sharing that they would like to find more ‘high vibe’ friends to connect with in real life… I’m trying something new here on TLS. I have several friends into the consciousness, science, health, and other various topics we discuss here on the show. And in honor of those people who are looking for more of these kinds of friends in their own lives, I’m recording a few fun friendly conversations around these topics for you - so you can “join us” from wherever you happen to be listening in the world. Today I’m talking with friend and entrepreneur, Faiz Nazarali. I’ve become good friends with Faiz over the past year as I spent a lot of time in Sydney and Spain with him. Today we are touching on a variety of ‘high vibe’ topics we love to discuss when we hang out in real life. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in hearing about sacred geometry, living water & “just in time knowledge.”   [Tweet "“It’s all about raising the vibration." - @faiznazarali"] [Tweet "“Look at all your friendships, and pick out the best ones." - @faiznazarali"] [Tweet "“Appreciation is a much stronger emotion than gratitude." - @faiznazarali"] [Tweet "“You’re creating your own realities. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Giving is the source of all abundance." - @faiznazarali"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Faiz tells us how started out by always looking for a faster or better way to do something and how now it’s about looking for alternative or non-traditional ways to work and live. He talks about how he started his own business and began traveling the world just by the way he structured his life. Faiz mentions that he went through several jobs and even used outsourced help to be the most efficient in his tasks. He discuss the projects that he and his wife are working on that teaches and empowers women 3rd-world areas to engage in working online. Faiz discusses his thoughts about water and life.  He talks about music, musical patterns and energy of music and how music can make and change the mood in people. Faiz discuss how people can alter and change your mood and feelings so he only brings people into his life with can raise his vibration. He talks about how he deals with relationships and negative people. Faiz discuss mindfulness and how it relates to his life and health. He describes the concept of sacred geometry and how patterns and shapes have a frequency which are the energetic blueprints at the atomic level. Faiz talks about how powerful the association of the people and places have in your life in making  you the best version of yourself.   SHOW NOTES   Upwork It Girl Academy It Girl Foundation Fiverr Abraham Hicks The Secret The Secret of Water A-Fest Gotan Project  Cafe del Mar Thievery Corporation Ibiza Sunset on Spotify The Goldfish Happy, Thank You, More Please Stealing Fire    LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 06, 2017
TLS #226: Your questions answered: Reversing food sensitivities, life after death(?), Joe vs. intuition & “me without a biz?”
58:43
Today’s TLS is all about your July Q+A’s! As usual, there is a wide range of topics, and I gotta be honest, I’m pretty pumped about this selection of subjects including… How I’ve been reversing my food sensitivities (plus a hormone update for those who asked) Life after death - do I believe in it? Is “Joe” the intuition? What would I do if I didn’t have a business? My “must see” travel spots And much more! This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear me speak about alignment, travel, Law of Attraction, emotions, business, spirituality, and more.   [Tweet "“What you resist persists." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Do what’s harmonious for the whole." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What are you *must see* places from your world travels to date? What are your recommendations? Do you think there is any parallel to speaking to the intuition and channeling (like Abraham for instance)? Do you think it's the same thing? Or two entirely different things? Like is Joe your intuition or something different? If you didn't own your business, what would you do for a living? What are some of the books you highly recommend? Do you think that if a goal is not the right one for you, you won't be able to visualize it? That if you can't "see" it, to take that as a sign it's not the "right" step for your life? How you deal with these unpleasant parts of life while being on the road by yourself and in usually unfamiliar places? What did you experience in the beginning stages of your business and do you have any advice on how to deal with the external negativity? How do you handle when the universe does not manifest something you've been trying to attract or manifest. Do you let it go? Try harder? What advice do you have for a new "digital nomad", particularly when it comes to striking a balance between working, ethics, and experiences when you don't have much of a financial cushion to fall back on? What do we do when we're directly affected by someone else's situations? What do we do when it's not just our personal "law of attraction" at play? How you use your beliefs with the law of attraction, your beliefs on neurology and thought patterns to explain mental illnesses. Why do they occur? How can we help manage them with the beliefs that you (and I) hold? Is there's a relationship between the two? Could mental illness just be when we become 'out of touch' with our flow and intuition? How can I tune in and connect to my “joe” via channeling? Do you still do the facial massage you talked about back in season 1? How often? And besides feeling amazing do you think it's making a difference? Can you help me explain this taboo topic of the use of psychedelics as something that can be positive and enlightening if done responsibly and safe? Does depression factor into alignment? Can people truly not reach consciousness without trauma? If they can, does that make their transformation less "true" than those who experienced trauma? Can you update us on your hormone balancing and skin journey again? Can you share any of the healing you made in your emotional body that helped healing your physical body? How much you've continued the Alissa Vitti protocol while traveling? How has your feeling of noticing changes and lines on your face evolved an what are your thoughts on aging? What are your thoughts about your diet and exercise routine to help naturally with someone recently diagnosed with PCOS? Have you felt any other physical manifestations throughout this growth you are experiencing? Do you say "may something wonderful happen to you today" or "make something wonderful happen to you today” at the end of each episode? What do you think of the relationship between alignment and alcohol?
Jul 04, 2017
TLS #225: How to sync your heart + brain waves for more healing, alignment & less stress with Howard Martin
1:01:08
Today on TLS we’re discussing one of the most exciting - and practical - techniques I’ve encountered in 2017: How to sync our heart waves with our brain waves. To share how to do this (and why), I’ve asked Howard Martin, the spokesperson for HeartMath, to come on the show and explain the science and technique. And mid-way through the show, you’ll begin using this powerful process to increase your healing, alignment, wellbeing, and lower your stress immediately! This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn a powerful technique to sync brain and heart waves for your maximum benefit physically and mentally.   [Tweet "“Nature is always adapting, it’s trying to improve." - @hrm1234"] [Tweet "“The mind has to be satisfied to believe more deeply in the heart." - @hrm1234"] [Tweet "“Your relationship with life is far more through the feeling world than it is through the mental world." - @hrm1234"] [Tweet "“Intuition is an expanded intelligence." - @hrm1234"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Howard explains how he got started with his work and how he learned that everything living was designed to grow, change and adapt. He tells how he met his mentor and friend Doc Childre and how he eventually learned he needed leave his life in music and to pursue the unknown and how that was one of the hardest choices he had to make. Howard tells us how he began to live a different life than what he was used to and you that learning experience was so vital. He tells us about his process of self-exploration after he left the music industry and how he found intelligence that provides intuitive guidance. Howard explains how science is used to build a bridge between levels of heart and what could be proven by science. He mentions that science has provided a powerful foundation that is more accepted by more people and organizations. Howard describes the heart-brain coherence and neurological communication and how it relates to us. He discusses the neurological, biophysical and biochemical components of the human body. Howard dives in to detail about the bio-chemical communication between the heart, brain and nervous system. He explains how he believes that we are all living in this field of energy around our body and that it radiates all around us. Howard talks about the importance of how we use the heart and the qualities of the heart to lead our lives everyday and to add meaning to it. He tells us that one of the biggest attributes of the heart’s intelligence is the ability to understand and regulate our emotions. Howard encourages us to explore, learn, grow and be willing to challenge ourselves in life as long as we care and consider our heart.   SHOW NOTES   Autobiography of a Yogi Gregg Braden NOAA website Writing To your Intuition   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 29, 2017
TLS #224: The Next Evolution of Human Consciousness & Community with Rob Bell
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Dreams. Do. Come. True! And this episode is one of those dreams for me. Today’s show is a series of huge a-ha moments with the one and only, Rob Bell. Rob Bell is a bestselling author, spiritual leader, friend + collaborator with Oprah, deep thinker, and podcaster behind The Robcast. When it comes to seeing the world from a trans-rational perspective, Rob is one of the thought leaders I most admire and resonate with on many levels. In this episode, we are covering a HUGE range of subjects and depths. And honestly, I just want you to... experience it. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an eye-opening conversation including the evolution of consciousness, quantum mechanics, spirituality, energy, and so much more.     PS: Jeff, thank you so very, very much for making this dream a reality.     [Tweet "“What gets you out of bed in the morning is the questions." - @realrobbell"] [Tweet "“The environment is both internal and external to us." - @realrobbell"] [Tweet "“Love is when you move beyond yourself." - @realrobbell"] [Tweet "“Trust your intuition." - @realrobbell"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Rob discusses how his career began, going to seminary, later opening a church and teaming up with Oprah. He talks about how he always found fascination with asking questions and how that lead him to helping people. Rob summarizes his past talk about the big bang theory and how the universe is expanding. He talks about Quantum Mechanics and the foundation of thought and how science plays a role in everything. Rob describes how Christianity relates to the universal cell theory. He reviews his thoughts about the real crisis of the modern age with human beings today. Rob tells us that the leading edge of culture comes from a vision of generosity and abundance. He discusses water, flow and intuition and how they all relate in our universe. Rob talks about what it means to be a human and how our environment has shifted our focus over time.   SHOW NOTES The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Abraham Hicks The Field Secret of Water Banned TED Talk on Ayahuasca Ram Dass   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 22, 2017
TLS #223: Wouldn’t it be crazy if… our personalities don’t live in our brains or bodies? with Erin Loechner
59:19
Today on The Lively Show we are launching a new series called “Wouldn’t it be crazy if…” In this series, we’ll have fun merging cutting edge scientific discoveries with personal imagination to consider new possibilities about what ‘life’ really is... and how we live more easefully (and powerfully) as a result. In today’s episode, we’ll be discussing the possibility that our personalities may not live in our physical brains or bodies. And if that’s true… what are the repercussions? This episode is perfect for anyone open to considering a new way of looking at “who” or “what” we “really are.”     [Tweet "“Everything just is. " - @ErinLoechner"] [Tweet "“What we think is reality is truly just the story we’re telling." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jess discusses with Erin about how the flow is been going and how that past month has been. How scientists see these concepts of quantum mechanics and quantum living in life today. We review what Quantum Mechanics is and how Jess integrates that as part of her life. They describe the wholistic point of view which is trying to recognize the interconnection of all things. We talk about the Zero Point Field theory, which is the quantum state with the lowest possible energy. We discuss how the Left brain and Right brain people think and how the science can effect our thoughts and beliefs.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #1 with Erin Loechner TLS #184: A Magic Hour with Erin Loechner TLS #185: Lively Lingo with Erin Loechner Writing to your Intuition A-fest TLS #214: Quantum Living Quick Guide #1: the law of attraction & the 3 most common misconceptions TLS #215: Quantum Living Quick Guide #2: Why We Don’t Have To Work As Hard As We Think We Do TLS #216: Quantum Living Quick Guide #3: Why some people reject “woo-woo” teachings & others love them TLS #217: Quantum Living Quick Guide #4: Creating Your Own Reality – Rationally & Trans-Rationally TLS #218: Quantum Living Quick Guide #5: Abraham Hicks, Getting Unstuck, Losing Weight, & Making Money with Brooke Castillo Audible.com/lively - Get a 30 Day Free trial The Field Elon Musk Neil deGrasse Tyson   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 15, 2017
TLS 222: The two biggest fears of the ego & intuition (and why they cause so much stress in our lives)
46:30
In today’s Lively Show I am exploring what I believe to be the two biggest fears we have - one from the ego and one from the intuition. Not surprisingly, these two fears contradict one another, which is why I believe there can feel like so much inherent stress in our lives on many levels. In the episode, we’ll discuss what a solution to find peace within these two points of views and sets of fears. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to understand the tension between the drives of the ego and intuition, and how to dissolve them step by step.     [Tweet "“The one purpose of life is growth." - Charles F. Haanel"] [Tweet "“We are part of this universe." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“We are growth seeking beings. " - @AbrahamHicks"] [Tweet "“Be where you are and do all things in joy." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The theory that astrophysicists believe in which is the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate. What the trans-rational theory is that we are just one small part of the universe’s ecosystem. Why the lack of growth is so painful. Why the non-physical experiences we have are peaceful and positive. What and why the two greatest fears are not expanding in our lives and the lack or growth and uncertainty. How we can reconcile those fears, and how writing to your intuition can help makes sense of all of this. Breaking down the intuition in small parts to discover more about ourselves. Why we need to do everything in alignment and how being in joy is the path for growth.   SHOW NOTES   The Master Key System Think and Grow Rich Space Time on PBS Abraham Hicks Writing to your Intuition TLS: Alignment Before Action TLS: Gregorio Avanzini   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 13, 2017
TLS #221: Using flow to go from all ego to total love with Gregorio Avanzini
1:35:54
Today’s Lively Show is with the person who most resonates at the frequency of love that I have ever met in person, Gregorio Avanzini, of The Pristine Movement. I first met Gregorio at the Eckhart Tolle retreat in Costa Rica last year, and we reconnected a few weeks ago in Ibiza at Afest. In both instances, I could literally feel genuine love, peace, and connection emanating from Gregorio. And I knew I wanted to know more about this person, and how he cultivated the energy that he radiates so naturally. His journey, I discovered, began with many years living as an angry, drunken, high, violent, racist person. And over a series of years and profound experiences, he has peeled back each layer of fear to reveal the true joy and happiness he currently possesses on a daily basis. In addition, I also discovered that he’s been flowing around the world for the past several years with $2000 in debt. (Which includes spending time on Necker Island with Richard Branson!) This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a fascinating story of one man’s unexpected transformation flowing from all ego to total heart.     [Tweet "“Feel before thinking, think before acting. " - @gregorioavanzini"] [Tweet "“Community is what is going to change the world." - @gregorioavanzini"] [Tweet "“Treat yourself as good as you can, treat others as good as you can, treat this planet as good as you can." - @gregorioavanzini"] [Tweet "“Follow your heart’s excitement in every single instant of your life." - @gregorioavanzini"] [Tweet "“The ego the combination of your past and future." - @gregorioavanzini"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Gregorio tells us the story of this childhood, growing up with two father figures in his life, and how the death of one of them put his life into a spiral of darkness. He talks about how he used drugs and alcohol as a teenager as a coping mechanism for his internal anger. Gregorio describes a turning point in his life where he saved another person’s life, which provided him faith and direction in his struggle in his life. He expresses to us that he no longer fears death, since it’s only a transition from the physical back to the original energy source we are made of. Gregorio discuss his transition to his “new” life after years of self-destructive behavior and massive ego. He tells us about his year of loneliness and how that pushed him to self-improvement in his studies which provided him the resources to go to college. Gregorio talks about how taking time off to study abroad after his undergrad studies allowed him to truly reinvent himself. He describes how going to Burning Man became a moment that opened his eyes to being able to change the world. Gregorio mentions the experiences he had with psychedelics and how they seemed to open his world to clarity and different senses of being. He tells us how he flowed around Costa Rica and Columbia with minus $2000 in his bank account for a quest for adventure and vision. Gregorio talks about meeting and spending time with Richard Branson on Necker Island and how he shared ideas with him. He discusses his concept of what the ego is and the practicality of it in everyday life. Gregorio teaches us to look for the positive in everything, including negative moments - there is always a reason for everything.   SHOW NOTES   The Alchemist The Celestine Prophecy theproject.love     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 08, 2017
TLS #220: Your questions answered: changing big plans, book recommendations, finding a coach & efficient alignment
1:05:52
Today I have a fresh new answers to a fresh new batch of Season 4 questions! I’m covering a wide range of topics including: Should I change big plans based on intuition? What are my tips for solo female travelers? What’s on my current reading list? How have new cultures have changed my perspectives? How to tell if a negative feeling is ego or intuition? What do my morning and evening routines look like? And more! This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear my candid thoughts on a wide range of topics including intuition, travel, flow, books, and business.       [Tweet "“Emotional well-being comes from physical abundance." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Compassion is permission to be out of alignment." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   If you could suggest one perfect book to research how to tap into your intuition what would it be? Do you have any new countries and continents you plan to explore? How does it feel coming back to Europe after your time in Australia? Also, what's your favorite thing you've eaten in Lisbon? What are you currently reading? Could you give some tips/suggestions on prospective solo female travelers: following your intuition, safety, logistics… How do you stay aligned and calm when dealing with negative people? Have you considered doing an ayahuasca ceremony to tap into a higher intelligence? Have you experienced a situation of following your intuition to plan for something in the future (like sign up to attend a conference or a trip months away) to find once the actual event arrives your intuition says don't go? Would you skip the conference/trip? How do you, or do you suggest, reconciling a conflict with your past intuition's plans and then presently feeling differently, especially when it involves cancelling something big like cancelling big plans? Are there any new "things" that you've picked up along your travels that now influence the way you think, how you act, or what you do? How did you learn to truly listen to your body (when it comes to being hungry, full, etc.)? Do you have any tips, book recommendations, or anything of that nature? Do you feel that staying connected with your intuition helps keep you excited about your day-to-day and full of light? Do you feel like staying connected is a good remedy for staying content in life even when not very much change is happening ? How do you reconcile when you get feelings that make you feel that perhaps you're not on the right path? Any tips on staying in the present moment while catching up with friends and family? Do you have any recommendations or tips for changing your emotional frequency and getting into alignment more efficiently? Any thoughts about the warm/tingly feeling around the middle of my chest when I'm reaching alignment? How would you approach burnout using the work you've been doing this past year? Do you have any plans to interview Esther and Abraham Hicks on your show? Would you mind sharing how can you afford all these beautiful rentals, numerous flights and retreats? Do you have any planning/time management tips or insight you could share? Would love to know what your morning and evening routines currently look like! What tips would your have on packing for an extended time period when you don't know exactly where you will be month to month or your return date?  Are you still using your Away suitcase or do you have other luggage now?  What suggestions would you give someone who is looking to incorporate coaching in their lives? Do you have suggestions or tips for moving through fear and to follow your intuition when it comes to making bigger life changes? Have you ever worked with a business coach and how you increased your online presence?
Jun 06, 2017
TLS #219: Overcoming meditation obstacles for skeptics & useful worrying with Dan Harris
51:01
Welcome to SEASON 4 of The Lively Show! It feels wonderful to be back to sharing with you in real time as our journey together continues. 
Before I introduce some very leading edge topics in Season 4, I want to begin by sharing a wonderful conversation about the power of meditation with Good Morning America anchor, Dan Harris. Dan is a previous war correspondent for ABC News, a podcaster (10% Happier), and is well known for having a panic attack on live TV. That serendipitous panic attack, eventually led him to discover the power of mediation… despite his skepticism and distaste for the meditation community’s language, style, and public perception. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to share the power mediation with skeptical friends or family members, or for anyone looking to overcome obstacles to meditation in their daily lives.   [Tweet "“Humility is really important." - @danbharris"] [Tweet "“Meditation is becoming more socially acceptable." - @danbharris"] [Tweet "“Meditation is not about clearing your mind, it’s about focusing your mind." - @danbharris"] [Tweet "“Meditation is awareness of the ego in general." - @danbharris"] [Tweet "“The price of security is insecurity." - @danbharris"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Dan describes the story of how his journey began after suffering a panic attack while broadcasting live on national television. He discloses that the probable cause of the attack was his well-hidden and well-managed, drug use. Dan describes how the absence of the adrenaline “high” from being a war journalist brought him into a state of depression. He mentions how meditation was the solution to the cascade of mindlessness that created the panic attack. Dan tells us how his boss and mentor at ABC News assigned him to cover faith and spirituality, even though he considered himself an agnostic. His new assignment gave him direction to understand what happened to him and how he could adopt healthier ways of dealing with stress and depression. Dan talks about Eckhart Tolle and how that experience was frustrating to him and found the advice given to somewhat confusing. He tells us that the awareness of Ego came from Eckhart’s teachings which in turn lead him to the path of meditation. Dan discusses that he found that meditation has helped him tame the voice in his head. He says that self-awareness from meditation can make you much more effective and better at your job and make you more creative as well. Dan is currently working on helping people deal with the obstacles of meditating itself with his book and a smartphone app. He mentions that two of the biggest obstacles with meditation is that people think they need to clear their mind and have enough time to meditate. Dan talks about how he still struggles with his meditation practice all the time and has to always face his own doubt first.   SHOW NOTES   10% Happier 10% Happier podcast Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Eckhart Tolle The Power of Now  Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by 10% Happier App   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 01, 2017
TLS #218: Quantum Living Quick Guide #5: Abraham Hicks, Getting Unstuck, Losing Weight, & Making Money with Brooke Castillo
1:14:30
Today’s Quantum Living episode is one of the most downloaded episodes of 2017 with the one and only… Brooke Castillo! Brooke is the founder of The Life Coach School and Life Coach School podcast. She’s also a fun straight shooter and fellow student of Abraham Hicks. In today’s show we are having a fun and casual conversation talking about a huge range of subjects: Law of Attraction, doing impossible things, getting unstuck, losing weight, and making $15 million dollars. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about alignment and manifesting “impossible” things.     [Tweet "“Life is supposed to be fun." - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“We are not just the effect of our circumstances, but we are actually the cause. " - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Confusion is never necessary… and it’s always a lie. " - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Anything that is numbing you out, is numbing you from your guidance system." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Money is a mental construct. " - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“There are things you don’t know, that you don’t know. " - @BrookeCastillo"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Brooke tells us about how she started her career as a weight coach and life coach. She tells us her feelings about The Law of Attraction and her thoughts about the teachings of Abraham Hicks. Brooke discusses the lessons from Abraham Hicks regarding dying and death. She tells us that there are only two ways to truly experience life,  through sensation and emotion.      Brooke describes her thoughts on emotion in that we can create it regardless what’s happening in our circumstance. She tells us what the biggest issues are with some clients since they are indulging in confusion, which is the reason they are not moving forward in the careers or life. Brooke mentions that if you don’t know what to do to move forward, it's generally because you are not aligning with the version of yourself that you want to be. She believes that one can create abundance by creating decisions out of abundance, rather than fear. Brooke talks about food, and how some people who have challenges with gaining or loosing weight due to the fact that they are not in tune with themselves. She describes how your feelings act as an indication of how aligned you are with your intuition. Brooke mentions how you need a mind shift change when thinking about money by allowing her brain to consider the impossible.   SHOW NOTES   The Life Coach School The Life School Podcast Abraham Hicks Byron Katie TLS #180 with Byron Katie Let It Out with Katie Dalebout (previously Wellness Wonderland ) TLS #87 with Brooke Castillo TLS #127 with Brooke Castillo Podcast Superhero (Joe) Intentional Spark (Tony) TLS #189: Quantum Living TLS #194: Quantum Living   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 25, 2017
TLS #217: Quantum Living Quick Guide #4: Creating Your Own Reality – Rationally & Trans-Rationally
50:28
Today’s Quantum Living topic has the potential to dramatically shift how you view and interpret the concept of “reality” – and your true role in this world, as a result. I’ll be sharing about the connection between our perception, emotions, and neural net in a way that may dramatically shift your perspective on what “reality” truly means. And in the process, I’ll be giving both rational and trans-rational paradigms to explain why the Law of Attraction works on both levels. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to gain a greater insight into how their own “life experience” plays out within their body, or for anyone wanting to understand the power of perception and the Law of Attraction.     [Tweet "“You create your own reality." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“You can change your personality by changing your memorized emotional patterns. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Our perspective on reality is really influenced by our chemical and emotional reaction." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Things move from frequency, not intensity." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Alignment before action is the quantum living approach." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What really is “Reality" to us. How our mind processes about 400 billion pieces of information per second but we are not even aware of most of it. How do emotions become part of our “reality” when the thoughts we think become chemical reactions within the body and produce a physical feeling or reaction. Possible rational and trans-rational theories in relation to Law of Attraction and Reality. How the Law of Attraction is there to set your frequency now so that you select, sift and sort for the things that you want. Why our lives can stay consistent if we fall in the same consistent emotional patterns over time. How we can start deliberately creating the reality we want.   SHOW NOTES   Gorilla basketball Study Abraham Hicks TLS #188: The Law of Attraction TLS #189: Quantum Living Basketball Visioning Study TLS #163: Alignment Before Action   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 18, 2017
TLS #216: Quantum Living Quick Guide #3: Why some people reject “woo-woo” teachings & others love them
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Today’s Quantum Living episode is out to answer the question why some people love “woo-woo” teachings and other people tend to reject or discredit them. This is far from a cut and dry topic. However, I’m going to be sharing (from my best understanding at this moment) why I believe this is the case. By explaining some of the possible dynamics at play, my hope is that we will better understand our own perceptions of reality and the perceptions of those around us. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a potential reason why some people readily accept “woo-woo” sounding concepts and others do not.   [Tweet "“Society as a whole tends to skew towards the rational." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Emotional frequency attracts physical outcomes." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What woo-woo is in the first place, both dictionary definition and what I believe it is in our lives. The explanation of what the pre-rational, rational and trans-rational approaches are. What is the pre-trans fallacy all about? What does this concept of woo-woo and science mean for us? What does Quantum Mechanics and Classical Physics have to do with woo-woo?   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online TLS #186: Things I’m afraid to tell you Rob Bell's RobCast Podcast TLS #189: Quantum Living The Seat of the Soul - Gary Zukav Pre-Trans Fallacy video, Ken Wilbur Pre-Trans Fallacy video about myths, Ken Wilbur Anthony DeMello fire story TLS #188: The Law of Attraction Episode Wayne Dyer Eckhart Tolle Abraham-Hicks   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 11, 2017
TLS #215: Quantum Living Quick Guide #2: Why We Don’t Have To Work As Hard As We Think We Do
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Today’s Lively Show Quantum Living episodes is one of my very favorites -- and it happens to also be the most life transforming for me personally. This episode is all about understanding the role energy, hustle, action, and emotion applied to the things we want in our lives… Which of these elements make the biggest impact in the outcomes we get? I’ll be sharing a concept called the photoelectric effect, discussed by Albert Einstein, that I believe sheds some interesting light on this topic. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a new approach to ‘work’ (and improving the outcomes they get in life - without burning out or working as hard as they think they do). [Tweet "“Frequency is tied to our emotional state." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“The flow starts happening when the frequency is high ." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Just get into a positive state and take action." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How I stumbled on the principles of quantum mechanics. How it is the emotional frequency creates the outcomes moving in our lives, not the intensity of the action. How incredibly powerful and essential the emotional frequency is to the results that we get.   SHOW NOTES   GoLive Website Life With Intention Myers & Briggs TLS #188: The Law of Attraction Planck's Constant TLS #163: Alignment Before Action TLS #68 with Hal Elrod (The Miracle Morning)   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 09, 2017
TLS #214: Quantum Living Quick Guide #1: the law of attraction & the 3 most common misconceptions
40:35
Today we are kicking off the first episode of the Quantum Living Quick Guide. These QL episodes are the five I highly recommend listening to (or re-listening to), if you would like to catch up on where we are at and heading next over the coming season. This episode on the Law of Attraction is giving us a foundation for many other subjects to come. In it, I explain where the LoA came from, why I got so connected to it, and I’m also sharing the three biggest misconceptions I had around this subject over the first several months I studied this work. Please feel free to share this episode with anyone you believe may enjoy learning about this topic. : ) This episode is perfect for anyone who is new to The Lively Show, or anyone who is looking to deepen their understanding and implementation of the Law of Attraction.   [Tweet "“Sometimes the consciousness of the source affects how it resonates with you." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Like attracts like." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Vibration equals our emotional state." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“It’s the vibration of you the creates the attraction, not the words you say." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Where did the Law of Attraction originate from. What is the Law of Attraction exactly and how it explained today. How the science of quantum mechanics (frequency, waves and vibration) relate to the Law of Attraction and affect our reality on the physical realm. What are the three most common misconceptions about the Law of Attraction. How alignment plays a role with your intuition and the universe, the source.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #186: Things I’m afraid to tell you The Secret (book) The Secret Documentary Film Abraham Hicks The Law of Attraction on Audible.com TLS #184 with Erin Loechner   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 04, 2017
TLS #213: Your questions answered: explaining my lifestyle to others, Abraham recommendations & does manifesting = selfishness?
43:56
Today’s Lively Show is going to cover a wide range of questions that you have asked! I’ll be talking about how I explain my current lifestyle to others, traveling with flow tips, Abraham Hicks recommendations, and how I handle my ego when it tells me manifesting and law of attraction can feel “selfish.” This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear my thoughts on a wide range of subjects like travel, manifesting, law of attraction, flow, and more.       [Tweet "“Find flow and alignment with your intuition." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Don’t put your energy on the things you don’t want to create." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Do you ever struggle with explaining your lifestyle to others (particularly those who live in a more "typical" way)? Does your ego ever flair up when people don't understand your choices, making you want to justify yourself and be understood - even though you know it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks? What Abraham-Hicks books would you recommend reading first? What are your top tips for RTW travel planning? From financial, to selecting destinations, to learning local languages and beyond. Btw, will you be doing more travel related vlogs anytime soon? How do you deal with the big stuff without blaming yourself? How do I identify the bad vibrations that led to bad results and change them for the future? Do you ever get out of alignment when you think about getting older/ aging? Having lived abroad, have your feelings about living in the states changed? Do you think flow will bring you to a more permanent home anytime soon, especially when looking for a partner? What is your favorite thing about traveling and living abroad? Do you ever feel guilty or that you're being selfish by following your journey and attracting what you want, especially when people you love are not in as good of a place in their lives?  If so, how do you deal with it or prevent those feelings? What's the first step to start meditating? What role does your faith play (if any) in your everyday life? Do you identify with one particular faith, but chose to not talk about it much, out of fear of losing followers?  Can you share about your experience in the audience with Abraham. Were you ever called on to ask a question? What have you learned about falling back into flow after "losing" it for a while? (If you don't call it losing it, what do you call it?) What do you recommend for those who are living (or even working) with people that trigger frustration, stress or even anger? Have you read, "You Are a Badass" by Jen Sincero? What do you do when you are in a tense conversation you know can take you out of alignment? Do you have any suggestions on ways to be a morning meditator? Have you seen the Innsaei documentary on Netflix? Have you paid any attention to the critiques of Abraham Hicks teachings and of Esther and her husband themselves? Have you tried many Aussie foods? Do you like the coffee? How would you recommend staying in alignment through a transition of changing from a full-time job I can’t stand to a health coaching business? How did you start out podcasting? How did you build your audience? What advice would you give to someone who wants to start podcasting now given how things have changed in the part few years? Since you said that your family doesn't regularly tune into the podcast, how has that made you feel in the past and how have you found peace about it?   SHOW NOTES   TLS #202 with Brooke Castillo Law of Attraction on Audible Abraham Hicks You Tube Writing to your Intuition The Work of Byron Katie Abraham Hicks TLS #207: Identity Favorite Meditation Apps April Questions Rob Bell - What is the Bible? Life With Intention Online Chase Reeves
May 02, 2017
TLS #212: How to use moon cycles to bring more easeful action in life + career with Dr. Ezzie Spencer
1:06:40
Today’s Lively Show is also the season 3 finale -- and it’s on a topic I’ve wanted to share for more than a year. How to use moon cycles as a tool for planning life and career. In case you are unfamiliar, there are some of the most powerful reasons for using the lunar cycles as a planning guide: it incorporates intention, releases negative beliefs, includes incremental rest, and encourages energized action in a synchronized and harmonious way that is often lacking in many other “traditional planning methods.” Today Dr. Ezzie Spencer, of Lunar Abundance and author of An Abundant Life, is walking us through how to set your intention at the start of a new moon (tip: the next one happens on April 26th, 2017) and move through the eight phases in any area of your life. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about the lunar cycles, or how to incorporate more flow and rest into busy lives.       [Tweet "“Life is made up of patterns and rhythms." - @lunarabundance"] [Tweet "“Set an intention which is going to be realistic. " - @lunarabundance"] [Tweet "“Gratitude is the fundamental principle of living an abundant life." - @lunarabundance"] [Tweet "“Just be kind to yourself… You always get a chance to start again." - @lunarabundance"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Ezzie talks about when tracking the moon’s cycles, there were patterns that emerged that had a correlation with her feelings. She began to track the moon by drawing little symbols in her journal to represent the moon phase within each moon cycle. Ezzie found that the moon was an excellent tool for reflection and self-inquiry. She discusses the eight moon phases and how the phases relate to the Ying and Yang. Ezzie mentions that since you can see and time the moon’s phases, you can bring a sense of balance into your own life and your work. She describes how using the moon cycles as a practice to integrate in today's busy, modern life and that can take as little as five minutes a day. Why the New Moon phase is a opportunity to set an intention for yourself for the whole month. How the second phase of the moon (Crescent Moon) is the practice stepping back and allowing what is growing to grow at it’s own pace. How the first Quarter Moon phase is meant to take discerning actions towards your intention. Why the New Gibbous phase is challenging since we are very close to the Full Moon, or the peak of the journey and why we need to stay open and trust what is going on. Ezzie tells us that Full Moon phase is the peak of our intention and can be the point at which we have a breakthrough and is the place to really let go and move forward. How the sixth phase of the moon cycle is an opportunity to practice receiving what’s coming into your life. She tells us that the Third Quarter phase is the time for the final push or action towards your intention. Ezzie describes the eighth phase, the Balsamic Moon, which the opportunity to sink-in to where you are and reflect on the journey from the beginning of the month. She describes why the Ying and Yang are relative terms to you and your life and what’s going on with you and who you are around as well.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #121 with Alisa Vitti - Part 1 TLS #122 with Alisa Vitti - Part 2     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 27, 2017
TLS #211: What to do when you are out of alignment or don’t feel good
46:26
Today on TLS, I’m sharing the many, many lessons I’ve been learning here in Ubud about dealing with… drumroll please... difficult emotions. As you probably know, I’ve been very focused on the Law of Attraction over the past year, so the idea of facing negative emotions used to feel pretty tricky to me… how can I face them and not attract more negative emotions or experiences at the same time? This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to handle thoughts when you aren’t feeling great, how to handle uncertainty when your ego is frustrated (or scared), and how to do the things you want to do without thinking that there needs to be a different set of circumstances in order for them to unfold in a way you want.   [Tweet "“Finding flow with the current circumstances and taking the adventure that follows." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“If you want to be free, simply view inner pain as a temporary shift in your energy flow." - Michael  A. Singer"] [Tweet "“Every single time you relax and release, a piece of the pain leaves forever." -  Michael A. Singer"] [Tweet "“Going to sleep is the best way to start a new direction of momentum." - @AbrahamHicks"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What the connection is between emotion and the relationship between the perceived control of our current life’s circumstances. Why my intuition is saying that this trip to Ubud is about finding myself and intuition deepening rather than finding a partner. The difficult emotions we face and how that interacts with the Law of Attraction. How to play the difficult emotion “card” you are dealt in life. Learning how to process the emotion you are feeling and releasing it. What are releasing ceremonies and how beneficial they can be to the release the negativity in our lives. What the cocoon effect is and how it helps us outgrow our old, tired patterns and develop new patterns in our life to serve us better.   SHOW NOTES   Roam.co - Use code LIVELY on application Law of Attraction TLS #156: Buddhist Meditation Retreat Writing to Your Intuition TLS #210:  Anger & Loneliness The Untethered Soul Eat Pray Love Ezzie Spencer   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 20, 2017
TLS #210: Ubud, Bali: Anger & Loneliness In A Place of Zen
32:28
When I first got to Bali, I expected to feel like I was floating on Cloud 9 in the land of smoothie bowls, spiritual celebrations, ecstatic dance, and yoga classes. However, if the first few days of my trip here were to be summed up in a title for a book chapter, my new friend, Rissa, suggested it would read: “Anger & Loneliness in a Place of Zen.” In today’s episode, I’m sharing what my experience of these two emotions has been like, and how I finally processed an emotion I often try to ‘spiritually bypass’ altogether... anger. This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to process difficult emotions, or is experiencing loneliness.     [Tweet "“Go for what feels like relief." - @AbrahamHicks"] [Tweet "“We can be angry about something without being angry at someone." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What triggered once I got to Bali and what I learned about anger and loneliness. The reasons my loneliness has been coming up and how I'm learning to awareness and compassion for it and facing it instead of avoiding it. What correlation I've been seeing between my approach to loneliness and how people face fear of the unknown and uncertainty. Why anger is essentially a stepping stone from a place of very low energy to a place of higher, positive energy.   SHOW NOTES   Eat Pray Love The Untethered Soul Abraham Hicks   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 13, 2017
TLS #209: Your Questions Answered: My Future Plans, “Joe”, Selfishness & Flowing With Commitments
49:45
Today’s Lively Show is answering the first half of your April questions! There were so many questions this month, that I decided to split it into two parts, so stay tuned for Part 2 in May. In this episode we are diving into questions around what I think my next 5-10 year plan looks like, “Joe” (aka: my intuition?), how to handle feeling selfish, and how to flow with a schedule and commitments. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in learning about a wide range of alignment, intuition, flow, and “Joe” questions.   [Tweet "“ All that is will show me all that I need to know in time. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“The desires of your heart are good for yourself and also good for others." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“I love and approve of you." - @LouiseHay"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Have you ever had one of those moments like Esther had with Abraham, where they were taking a peek at this wonderful physical world through her eyes? Which Abraham Hicks recordings are your favorites? Could you talk about your intellectual formation and how you've weaved together seemingly disparate teachings? Who has been the most influential person in your journey for personal and spiritual growth? How do you suggest finding a mentor? I'm curious about what exactly alignment looks and feels like and whether getting into alignment can also be a euphemism for ignoring things that are perhaps problematic or stressful (whether within one's control or not)? Do you mind sharing an example of asking your future self for guidance? How do you deal with feelings of selfishness if ever? Do you ever deal with this? How did you know you were ready to date? Did you write to your intuition? Do you have any tips on coping with times of overwhelm? How do you approach maintaining alignment when the to-do list grows? What are your take on commitment vs. not trying so hard regarding our shiniest pennies, and how we can harness the power of both to get what we really want? How flow and alignment worked during your retreat in Cebu since you probably had some set times for meetings and events? Assuming it was more of a set schedule than you've had so far during your Lively Adventure? How do you stay in flow, when you are performing a task that requires patience and energy, but it does not bring you joy? Have you read any fiction books recently that you loved and would recommend? What was the biggest lesson from your experience with conscious uncoupling? What books would you recommend to learn more about quantum mechanics (in addition to The Law of Attraction)? Could you delve into the topic on respect and ego? Have you had any experience with people like this? How do you handle it and listen to your intuition? What are some of your favorite affirmations and mantras? What do you do when you find yourself spiraling down into an old pattern - how do you get yourself unstuck? What is your approach when you go on first dates? What is your mindset like, what do you tell yourself, and what are your expectations so you can have the most positive and aligned experience?   SHOW NOTES   Eat Pray Love Ezzie Spencer The School of Greatness - Lewis Howes TLS with Brooke Castillo #3 Get a Free Book on Aubile.com/lively Law of Attraction on Audible Abraham Hicks You Tube Eckhart Tolle Flow With intention Online TLS with Brooke Castillo #2 Quantum Mechanics Quantum Living Showing Up is Enough Tropical Think Tank Space Time (PBS You Tube) The Field by Lynne McTaggart What the Bleep Do We Know!? Through the Wormhole - Science Channel TLS #171: with Gabby Bernstein Louise Hay Steven Covey   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 11, 2017
TLS #208: What I learned from a Google workshop about mindfulness + neurology
38:30
Today on the show, I’m sharing the takeaways I got from a Google created mindfulness workshop called Search Inside Yourself. During the two day workshop in Sydney, they shared on the subjects of neurology, consciousness, and mindfulness from a personal and career perspective. One of the things I loved about this program was the tips and ways they suggested bringing mindfulness into the corporate workplace… so if you are interested in mindfulness at work, you’ll want to tune in. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in learning about how Google approaches mindfulness and neurology, or for anyone interested how to bringing mindfulness into a corporate environment.   [Tweet "“Having self-compassion and empathy is the path to having effort to change." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Impact is not intent." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“If we can let go of as many labels as possible in our identity, we will be less triggered in general." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What this training event offered in regards to bringing mindfulness into the corporate workplace. Why the basics of mindfulness seem to be groundbreaking in corporate culture for many people. How it was surprising to see how people in the corporate workplace can have an open mind. Why people in corporate world seem to tip-toe around mindfulness in their environments. What the seven highlights from the training event are and how it can apply to everyone regardless what you do or where you work or live. Why you should stop, breathe, notice your surrounds and reflect on alternative possibilities and then respond when you perceive a “threat.” What the benefit is of a helpful, breathing mantra especially when you have an ego that is trying to shame you about something. How the leaders running this workshop defined flow in relation to your challenges and skills.  Why it was suggested that your work needs to be in alignment with your values.  What empathy is and how it is about understanding another person, rather than agreeing with another person. We explore the reasons we think we can’t be kind to ourselves and how do we apply these concepts to ourselves. What the impact a conversation is and how it does not necessarily match our intention. What the three aspects that need to be considered in order to have empathy around difficult conversation. What the value propositions are for mindfulness in the workplace and why it’s so beneficial.   SHOW NOTES   Writing To Your Intuition TLS #178: Retreat with Eckhart Tolle Abraham Hicks Life With intention Online Oprah Winfrey Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl Brene Brown Episode Difficult Conversations   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS - I’m releasing my first new in-home retreat and online program called Awareness At Home - which is designed to help you tell the difference between the ego and intuition in your daily life. Registration closes April 7, 2017.
Apr 06, 2017
TLS #207: Quantum Living: how to make changes in life & identity without pain, struggle, or “ego death”
33:39
Today’s Lively Show is a bolt of inspiration and an a-ha that struck me so deeply that I immediately turned on the mic and started to talk it out… with you! I am so excited for you to hear this one -- this is my recent revelation and a-ha moment surrounding the difficulty or pain we sometimes experience when we feel like where we are in some area of our lives is no longer serving us. We know it’s time to move onto something new, but there is a catch - a part of us that isn’t quite ready to keep up with the shift that is dwelling within us. Today I’m going into why this is and a way around these identity shifts so we can flow more peacefully from one stage of life to the next. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn how to do the new things they want to do, without the fear of “changing” their identity.   [Tweet "“We are growth seeking beings looking for the new expansion. " - @AbrahamHicks"] [Tweet "“We are all part of the universe." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Keep up to where our intuition is at ." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why do we care about identity and why should you care about this right now. How we get stuck into “identities” issues. How the science and consciousness are connected in what can be called “wholeism.” How we can flow in peace and harmony when we are not redefining ourselves every step of the way.   SHOW NOTES   Buddhist Meditation Retreat Eckhart Tolle Writing to your Intuition Awareness At Home Class (new!) Abraham Hicks Abraham Hicks -  YouTube Channel  Law of Attraction - Audible.com Get your free audio book at Audible.com/lively TLS #205: Travel Approach and Packing Abraham Hicks Video TLS - Embracing Minimalism with Dana Shultz TLS - Minimalism, Design and Mental Health with Kate Arends TLS - Capsule Wardrobe with Caroline Rector   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 04, 2017
TLS #206: A peek inside my audible book collection
27:25
In today’s TLS I’m giving you a peek inside my Audible account - over the past year I’ve listened to as many books as I have read, and there are some in this bunch which are far more valuable than any written book could convey. There is a mix of woo-woo, spiritual, and scientific -- plus a dash of fiction, too. I’ll be sharing which books I recommend (and which ones I’d skip). This episode is perfect for anyone looking to get some new rational and trans-rational audiobook recommendations.     [Tweet "“The presence of their being-ness is so palpable." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   I'll tell you about the audible books I have, why I like them, and who I would recommend them for.   SHOW NOTES   For a Free Audible Book, Go to audible.com/lively Tim Ferris  The Field -  Lynne McTaggart PBS - Space Time The Intention Experiment - Lynne McTaggart TLS Quantum Mechanics The Law of Attraction - Esther Hicks & Jerry Hicks Abraham Hicks Abraham Hicks - YouTube Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself -  Joe Dispenza TLS with Brooke Castillo Waking Up by Sam Harris The Divine Matrix - Gregg Braden The Astonishing Power of Emotions - Esther Hicks & Jerry Hicks The Process - Esther Hicks & Jerry Hicks Ask and It Is Given - Esther Hicks & Jerry Hicks The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent -  Esther Hicks & Jerry Hicks The Secret of Quantum Living - Frank J. Kinslow Experiments in Truth -  Ram Dass Chase Reeves What We Talk About When We Talk About God - Rob Bell Eufeeling! -  Dr. Frank J. Kinslow The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent, Part II - Esther Hicks , Jerry Hicks The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo -  Irving Stone Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 30, 2017
TLS #205: How my travel approach & packing has changed
39:49
Today on The Lively Show I’m chatting about some shifts I’ve noticed over the past month that have occurred in my travel philosophy. My initial desires and packing list was somewhat different than it is now, 10.5 months into full-time travel. I’m sharing what has changed, and what has stayed the same. Plus, I’m talking about the concept of identity and whether it’s truly useful… or whether it holds us back. This episode is perfect for anyone interested to hear how my travel approach has changed or for anyone looking to think about the concept of identity in a new way.     [Tweet "“Travel has helped me reconsider who I am." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Seek what sparks joy" - @MarieKondo"] [Tweet "“I simply have to focus on what the universe is flowing to me in the present moment. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Don't let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently. " - @Koyczan"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why the Tropical Think Tank Conference was “path directing” to me. What my travel, process and packing have changed in me over the last few months. What I did in the first three to six months of travel and my recommendations for those traveling in a similar timeframe. What has stayed consistant during travel in regards to my travel philosophy and methods during that time. Why I focus only on one season of clothing in my wardrobe at one time. My reasons that a limited color pallet works great for my wardrobe while traveling Why full-size toiletries became an important addition to my traveling life. What has changed lately from the beginning of this year to the more recent weeks. How I add little touches of home wherever I go to live, since it brings me joy. My thoughts about my identity and how travel has had an impact on it. Why I broke my reliance on routine for happiness and instead, just go with the flow. Where I’m heading to next in this next phase of my life.   SHOW NOTES   Tropical Think Tank TLS #202 with Brooke Castillo Abraham Hicks TLS Vlog #17: What I Packed for Europe! (Part 1)  TLS Vlog #18: What I Packed for Europe! (Part 2) Lewis Howes Caroline Rector Airbnb https://www.beoplay.com/landingpages/beoplaya1 Tom Dixon - Candles Writing To Your Intuition Marie Kondo Shane Koyczan Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 23, 2017
TLS #204: What I Do to Get Into Alignment
29:32
Today’s Lively Show is answering the number one question I’ve been asked in 2017: How do you get into alignment? Today’s episode is answering this question and also addressing the element of alignment that I was missing earlier this week, which made it harder to get into alignment at that point in time. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in hearing what I do to get into alignment and what counter-intuitive aspect of alignment actually makes it harder to get into alignment than you might guess.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why I ask the question, "What if we didn’t have to try so hard in our life to get the same results?" What if we focus on our flow and alignment with our intuition first before taking action? Why I spent 80% of my mornings making sure I was aligned so the remaining 20% of my actions were used writing my book. How meditation in the morning has helped keep my alignment and flow in check. How writing to my intuition is one of the biggest ways to uncover my alignment in these tougher moments. How gratitude walks help us find our alignment and make all the actions and effort we take so much more effective. When we feel frustrated or out of alignment, we should stop working and get ourselves back into a place of good, positive feeling before taking more action.   SHOW NOTES  TLS #203: Showing Up is Enough Meditation Apps Life with Intention Online Writing to intuition Tony Robbins Alex and Mimi Ikonn Episode Abraham Hicks   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 16, 2017
TLS #203: Showing Up is Enough
15:39
In today’s Lively Show, I’m getting “real real.” No notes. It’s just me, talking to you. I’m sharing honestly and openly about my struggles and personal journey with alignment lately. This episode is perfect for anyone who feels that the urge to get into “as much alignment as possible” sometimes feels overwhelming or difficult to achieve… and wants to know what we can do instead.   [Tweet "“We can all deeply believe in alignment." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Showing up is wonderful. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“All that is asked of us souls is for us to do our best" - @gary_zukav"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why finding the alignment before creating each show is so important and meaningful to me. Why I wanted to do this episode to prove that you don’t always have to be in alignment, and that is perfectly fine. That alignment can take on different looks at different times -it's not the same for everyone.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #163: Alignment Before Action Tropical Think Tank Law of Attraction Abraham Hicks Quantum Mechanics The Seat of the Soul     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 14, 2017
TLS #202: Abraham Hicks, getting unstuck, losing weight, & making money with Brooke Castillo
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Today's Lively Show has a beloved Lively show guest on once again... Brooke Castillo! Brooke is the founder of The Life Coach School and Life Coach School podcast. She's also a fun straight shooter and fellow student of Abraham Hicks. In today's show we are having a fun and casual conversation talking about a huge range of subjects: Law of Attraction, doing impossible things, getting unstuck, losing weight, and making $15 million dollars. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about alignment and manifesting "impossible" things.   [Tweet "“Life is supposed to be fun." - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“We are not just the effect of our circumstances, but we are actually the cause. " - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Confusion is never necessary… and it’s always a lie. " - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Anything that is numbing you out, is numbing you from your guidance system." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Money is a mental construct. " - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“There are things you don’t know, that you don’t know. " - @BrookeCastillo"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Brooke tells us about how she started her career as a weight coach and life coach. She tells us her feelings about The Law of Attraction and her thoughts about the teachings of Abraham Hicks. Brooke discusses the lessons from Abraham Hicks regarding dying and death. She tells us that there are only two ways to truly experience life,  through sensation and emotion.      Brooke describes her thoughts on emotion in that we can create it regardless what’s happening in our circumstance. She tells us what the biggest issues are with some clients since they are indulging in confusion, which is the reason they are not moving forward in the careers or life. Brooke mentions that if you don’t know what to do to move forward, it's generally because you are not aligning with the version of yourself that you want to be. She believes that one can create abundance by creating decisions out of abundance, rather than fear. Brooke talks about food, and how some people who have challenges with gaining or loosing weight due to the fact that they are not in tune with themselves. She describes how your feelings act as an indication of how aligned you are with your intuition. Brooke mentions how you need a mind shift change when thinking about money by allowing her brain to consider the impossible.   SHOW NOTES   The Life Coach School The Life School Podcast Abraham Hicks Byron Katie TLS #180 with Byron Katie Let It Out with Katie Dalebout (previously Wellness Wonderland ) TLS #87 with Brooke Castillo TLS #127 with Brooke Castillo Podcast Superhero (Joe) Intentional Spark (Tony) TLS #189: Quantum Living TLS #194: Quantum Living   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 09, 2017
TLS #201: Your Questions Answered – Avoiding Emotions, Midday Alignment, Iced Tea & Silent Intuition
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Today on the Lively Show, we are diving into a wide range of questions you have asked for the March Q+A! This episode is filled with many subjects including... how to get back into alignment midday, how to help negative people, what inspired me to first write to my intuition, and feeling great while also processing negative emotions. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear my personal thoughts (in pencil) about aspects of life, alignment, travel, and more.   [Tweet "“Move at the pleasure of my soul." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Action is not nearly as important as your mindset." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Simply be the light." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What're some tips you have for traveling solo? Do you ever feel like you're getting complete silence when you write a question to your intuition? Even if you rephrase the question in a few ways? What does that mean to you when you hear/feel nothing coming? What are you tips for job search? How do you make your iced tea? Do you put anything in there other than the ice cubes? What is your best advice for expanding my reach in terms of content? What is the most appropriate way to network and ask if I can guest post for someone else's blog or get in their podcast Have you ever read Jill Bolte Taylor? (On consciousness & R|L brain). Do you have any suggestions for using alignment before action rather than using it as an excuse? Have you heard of energy psychology? What are some of the skin care products you use regularly and why you use them? What's your perspective on the 10,000 hour theory (Malcom Gladwell covers it in Outliers and says it's about the time we reach mastery)? Wondering how you think it fits with concepts of flow vs efforting. Would you define yourself as a minimalist? From the dramatic declutter and pairing things down of what is practical and you love, how has this impacted your buying, finances, values and future decisions of what you surround yourself with? How do you use flow for your exercise regime? Is it ok to have to effort initiating a workout? Do you do other types of journaling (other than Writing to Your Intuition) to record your Lively adventure and what is going on in your life? Are you taking interns for your podcast ? What the best "quick start" steps would be to start raising your vibrational flow and really living intentionally without procrastinating? Would you say that you have followed your intuition every step of the way during your nomadic journey? Are there times when you didn't and if so, what did you experience that was different? Is it possible to follow our intuition in every moment while having this human experience? How did you go about creating diverse content, without it feeling forced or losing its authenticity? How do you help someone, family member or good friend, who's in a negative pattern or downward spiral but doesn't seem to want help? What are some of the ways you combat loneliness on the road? What tips do you have for finding alignment again when you're feeling stressed? Is your full name Jess or Jessica? What is your middle name? Do your parents and siblings listen to your podcasts and follow you on social media? How do you know it's your intuition speaking rather than a story you're telling yourself? Have you read 'The desire map' (Danielle La Porte) and if so have you established your core desires? Do you ever listen to music to get into alignment? What are your go to’s? How did you figure that you are sensitive to eggs? Do you have any tips for reframing things that you want so you aren't thirsty for them? Do you use a daily workshop for affirmations and visualization (or the segmenting) technique on a daily basis? If so,
Mar 07, 2017
TLS #200: Career flow and the power of the river
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Today’s TLS is episode #200! In honor of the very long river ride that this podcast has been on over the past three years, I’m sharing about… how we can apply flow to career. In this episode, I’ll be sharing a different way of looking at our careers from the lens of flow instead of deadlines and arbitrary calendar dates (which can be adapted to individual careers and circumstances as needed). In addition, I’ll share the results in my own business from making this shift from calendar to flow in the past year. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to think about their career in a more fluid, flowing way than is traditionally advised in the classical business/career world.   [Tweet "“Everything we want is downstream." - @AbrahamHicks"] [Tweet "“When you really find what lights you up, often it’s still in the flow of everything you want as well." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Flow has become the greatest super-stealthy, secret marketer of all time. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Focus on the alignment and the action. " - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What is this “river” that I speak of? I'll tell you my friend's story of her goals and how it relates to the river. You'll hear my predicted outcomes from flowing with the river and with our careers. Why abundance and resources will “come” to us quicker if we ride in the flow of the river and getting into alignment. How we could enjoy our work and career more if we were more in alignment. Which way does the river flow? I'll tell you my own experience with the river and my career. We are going to enjoy work and life more when we are flowing WITH the river instead of against it.   SHOW NOTES   Abraham-Hicks TLS #163: Alignment Before Action TLS #189: Quantum Living: Work Frequency Writing To Your Intuition TLS #191: Quantum Living Episode TLS #194: Quantum Living: Rationally & Trans-Rationally TLS #186: Things I’m afraid to tell you   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 02, 2017
TLS #199: How to Love Without Trying
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Today’s Lively Show is a request from… my intuition! For the first time ever, I asked my intuition the open ended question, “What should I share next on TLS?” And I heard, “how to love without trying.” Which, I have to admit - was a podcast topic that I really wanted to listen to... but not quite one that I felt qualified to share about personally (yet)! So what was I to do? Have my intuition write the episode, of course! That’s exactly what I’ve got for you today: a letter from my intuition, and my thoughts and a-ha moments based on what the intuition shared. This episode is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning more about how to deepen in self-love, tapping into loving feelings more regularly, or for anyone wanting to learn more about hearing from their own intuition.   [Tweet "“The joy you seek is within yourself. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Give yourself the grace and peace to be where you are, with each breath you take. " - @JessCLively"]   LETTER TO MY INTUITION   Why do you want me to talk about loving without trying? Because it is what you are here to do. What do you mean? How can we do it [love] without trying? You are as able as you ever were - all you want will be yours if you allow it to be. This is what I hear all the time. How does this apply to loving without trying? It is the source of all things if you allow it to be. How do we love without trying? By being where you are are and doing all things in love. Well doesn’t that seem to be the opposite of “not trying” to love? Not trying to love is not the same as not loving. When you love without trying, the things and desires of your experience are there, but the lack and searching are gone. Not trying is not the same as not seeking of it that you most want to experience. When you do this, the things you want will come easily. This is not to be considered the opposite of desire but the truth that is yours all along. When you think you must seek and strive, you move out of the natural pattern of joy and into the struggle. When what you want is within your experience, [it] becomes who you are. There is no where else for you to be and things continue to unfold at the frequency of all that is. When you try to do what you think is best, the things you seek are beyond your propensity to accept. This need not be hard or fruitful, it simply begins with the decision to look within (to all that you have become). The love you seek within the pages [from writing to intuition] is beyond compare to that which is outside yourself. And once you begin to accept that all you want can indeed be yours, this begins your search for love. Without question, the joy you seek is within yourself. It is only up to you to accept the truth that within you is the power to control the way you feel about the way you choose to love yourself. This is yours if you allow it to be. Nothing more than this must be true for you to uncover the deep and everlasting love of all that is. You may not know the depth and breadth of the love you share, but you can know, to the depths of your being that your access to peace and power is within yourself. This is all there is, and the temptation to seek the other forms of love and control are unable to provide the joy you seek. The choice to do this [is] yours within you to the depths of your being. Your joy is consistently an external source of the completion within you, the truth of which you believe cannot be known. There is no more to know than what can be shown inside. Without such wisdom nothing more can be true. For the secrets you seek are inside yourself. All that must be allowed is the choice to seek joy in all things. Without this there can be no love beyond the self. What steps can we take to gain clearer access to loving without trying? To be where you are with the fullness of your heart for the life within an...
Feb 24, 2017
TLS #198: Internal and External Love & Approval
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In today’s Lively Show, I’m sharing about some deeply personal a-ha moments and revelations concerning my journey with work + self-worth issues, eating issues, PCOS, acne, and more. The quest for external love and approval has been ongoing in many forms. And I now have a new perspective that is helping me to uncover the true source -- and hopefully an eventual resolution to this continual quest. This episode is perfect for anyone who has struggled to find the external love and approval of others in any aspect of their lives - work, body image, relationships, or otherwise.   [Tweet "“Only I can give myself the love and approval I’m truly, deeply seeking." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“You need to love your Ego without expecting love in return from it." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What I found from this retreat that I was seeking external love and approval from others over many years, stemming from an early age. That I was focusing on the external aspects of myself, that is, by physical body and outward appearance. How do I tap into the internal experience of love and approval. What impact does our own “labeling” have on ourselves. Why I left my “Practice” bracelet at the retreat and had new bracelets made with “love” and “appreciate” instead. How I’m learning to inhabit by body internally and why is it's important to feel “embodied.” How things like dance, tantra and keeping my awareness and understanding of internal trapped emotions will help on this journey of embodiment. Why I have a new and gentle awareness that I need to keep reflecting the light I have within.   SHOW NOTES   Work and Worth Class Abraham Hicks What the bleep do we know! Flow With Intention Fantasia   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 16, 2017
TLS #197: What I’m doing to manifest and prepare for my future partner
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Happy Valentine’s Day! No matter what your relationship status (or stance on V-Day) may be, I hope you have a lovely, lovely day. In honor of the holiday, I’m devoting two episodes this week to some rather vulnerable and very personal ways I’m approaching the subject of love and relationships in my life in recent months. In today’s episode, I’m sharing the things that I’m actively doing right now to become a vibrational match to my future partner. These are the actual daily practices I’m doing to apply Law of Attraction principles. Whether you are in a relationship right now or not, I’ll also be sharing how you can use these concepts to attract other desires like a new job, or home, too. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to attract a new partner into their life, anyone curious about my personal manifesting practices, or anyone looking to learn how to apply the Law of Attraction for things they desire.     [Tweet "“Like attracts like." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Appreciate all the experiences you have." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   You'll receive a refresher of what the Law of Attraction is and how it applies in life. What I’m actually doing to “called him in” in terms of manifestation to be the vibrational match to that type of relationship I'm seeking. Why I'm appreciating all the data collecting I’ve done over the past year. Why I am sending "him" good wishes and intentions everyday and how important that is to me. Why I can appreciate this time that I can do as much as I want, whatever I want, whenever I want. How important exploring things that light me up and help me expand as a person really is. How you can apply these ideas to the non-relationship areas of our lives.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #189: Quantum Living TLS #194: Rationally & Trans-Rationally Abraham-Hicks TLS #188: The Law of Attraction Letter to My Intuition Matthew Hussey Matthew Hussy on Youtube Higher Love   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 14, 2017
TLS #196: Your questions answered: self-compassion, procrastination, affirmations & skin update
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In today’s episode we have a fresh batch of questions and answers! Questions include things like: How can we stay compassionate with ourselves? What are my go-to alignment mantras? How is my skin/hormone progress is going? How does Law of Attraction and negative circumstances intersect? How to find flow while traveling with a partner? And more. This episode is perfect for anyone with questions about personal alignment, Law of Attraction, and much more.   [Tweet "“I can see all things though love." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Go with your intuition and do what feels right for you." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“I believe the universe has infinite grace." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   I’m living abroad and I’m also in a long distance relationship but I'm having some amazing days where I feel like I'm in flow but then I have a lot of guilt that I've left my partner behind. How should I manage my feelings and energy while I’m away? Are going to be speaking to any of the political situations in the US? I would like to hear your thoughts on the idea that we not only attract the good experiences but also the worst experiences (like abuse, violence and so on) into our lives. Do you have a mailing address while traveling? What does work better for you in creating an amazing life: Do you consciously decide on what you want and then focus on that to manifest it – or do you prefer to let the Universe surprise you? What ways do you recommend for a beginner on this journey to get into alignment on a daily basis? How do you meet people (or date them) in your new locations and are you ever nervous about meeting guys? 2. Do you keep up with social issues? And ever plan on talking about them? How do you feel about all of the discrimination and injustices going on in the world? You shared in a prior episode that you might spend up to 2+ hours in any given day making sure you are vibrationally in alignment. What does that actually look like? What are your newest daily practices? How did you find your remote team? Did you throw out your things that were handed down to you from Grandparents? Old school reports? Those wine flutes you got for your 18th? Have you found that Australia is super expensive compared to the US? Can share some more about the diet/exercise/beauty changes you've made to continue balancing hormones and improving your skin? I'm interested in knowing if you are following politics around the US and world - Are you keeping up with politics while traveling? How was the transition of working at an office to working anywhere? What structures or boundaries do you have in place or is it all flow? Based on the book Power vs Force, have you tried muscle testing yourself? And have you ever been to a kinesiologist? What lifestyle changes do you make to help you get into alignment? Where to next? Still feeling drawn to England/Europe? Do you think you'll do a favorites episode any time soon? Do you have any suggestions on being more present and letting go of the past? What are your "go to" mantras to help you get into alignment? Are you still working with affirmations? How have you dealt with jet lag and kept yourself healthy with all the traveling? What do you do when you're experiencing low energy from moving around? Could you share some tips for getting into flow whilst also working in an office environment? Do you have any recommendations for habitual procrastinators when it comes to finding flow? What are your thoughts on reconciling the laws of attraction with a religious belief in a higher being who has ultimate control over your life? If I believe in God and that He directs my life, how can I also believe in the laws of attraction? I am wondering if you have always been drawn to this work or if there was s...
Feb 09, 2017
TLS #195: Letter to my Intuition: How can we approach news & world events?
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Today’s episode is inspired… by you! It is the most asked about question I’ve been getting recently… And to be honest, it kind of (read: really and truly) freaked me (read: my ego) out to address this subject:   What do I think about current events and following the news? Well, instead of letting my (freaked out) little ego address this very timely topic, I took the question to the big one: the intuition. In this episode, I’m sharing the honest back and forth I had between my ego and intuition on this subject - in a way that hopefully resonates or uplifts others, as well. This episode is perfect for anyone who is stressed out by the news (or who is not sure whether to watch or not), or who is looking to hear an intuitive response to the subject of news and world events.   [Tweet "“Until you have love, you have nothing to offer." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Only love can come from truth." - @JessCLively"]     LETTER TO MY INTUITION   Why am I so scared to talk about the news on the show? Because you don’t know what is true. That is so true! I know what I am doing and I cannot speak for universal truth. But I believe you can. Yes, indeed. All is well. How can all be well when so many people seem to be hurting? They are not hurting, they are scared. What are they scared of? How to be loved. What? What does the news + events have to do with the fear of being loved? Being loved comes from within, these people you are speaking of have the belief that love comes from without. How can we see all of this differently? See it as a call for help. Help with what? How to be loved from within. I’m not sure I’m following, let’s look at people that are upset by Donald Trump, how does this apply to them? It doesn’t just apply to them, it applies to everyone. Okay, but I still don’t see how this is helpful for people feeling stressed by the news. What should we do? See all things in love and allow what will be to be. This is so hard for people to accept, and so many sources are saying to speak up, be active, protest… That is not a way to bring peace. War creates war. Well the peaceful way you shared — what does that look like? It looks like loving others as you love yourself. Even people that are hurting other people? Especially people that are hurting other people. What does that kind of love even look like? Transcending the self and showing loving kindness. Does that mean just allow them to do want they want to do? Even if they want to hurt others? It means allowing them to be who they are without trying to change them. I can understand this from a personal level, like in a relationship, however there are people in governmental power who can do a lot of damage and even kill people, right? They can only do what they think is best. Nothing more. Sheesh! This doesn’t seem to be getting any clearer for me - what should a woman in America do when it comes to the news? A regular person with a regular life? See all things in love. Nothing more. Should she take action? Get involved? If it brings her joy, yes. The world thrives on joy. Should she watch the news? If she wants to, yes. Is it bad if she doesn’t watch the news? There is nothing good or bad about watching the news. Only thinking makes it so. Okay, so this pressure - I feel it, too - is just society’s collective belief that we need to watch TV or read media and it is not true. Only love is true. All else is a cry for healing or help. Okay! There, you just said it - all non-love is a cry for healing or help. How do we heal or help? You heal and help yourself first. Until you have done that, you have nothing to offer. Really? I thought we were supposed to do things even when we weren’t perfect yet. Perfect has nothing to do with it. It is about love. Until you have love, you have nothing to offer. Oh!
Feb 07, 2017
TLS #194: Quantum Living: Creating your own reality – Rationally & Trans-Rationally
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Today’s Lively Show has the potential to dramatically shift how you view and interpret the concept of “reality” - and your true role in this world, as a result. I’ll be sharing about the connection between our perception, emotions, and neural net in a way that may dramatically shift your perspective on what “reality” truly means. And in the process, I’ll be giving both rational and trans-rational paradigms to explain why the Law of Attraction works on both levels. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to gain a greater insight into how their own “life experience” plays out within their body, or for anyone wanting to understand the power of perception and the Law of Attraction.   [Tweet "“You create your own reality." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“You can change your personality by changing your memorized emotional patterns. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Our perspective on reality is really influenced by our chemical and emotional reaction." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Things move from frequency, not intensity." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Alignment before action is the quantum living approach." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What really is “Reality" to us. How our mind processes about 400 billion pieces of information per second but we are not even aware of most of it. How do emotions become part of our “reality” when the thoughts we think become chemical reactions within the body and produce a physical feeling or reaction. Possible rational and trans-rational theories in relation to Law of Attraction and Reality. How the Law of Attraction is there to set your frequency now so that you select, sift and sort for the things that you want. Why our lives can stay consistent if we fall in the same consistent emotional patterns over time. How we can start deliberately creating the reality we want.   SHOW NOTES   Gorilla basketball Study Abraham Hicks TLS #188: The Law of Attraction TLS #189: Quantum Living Basketball Visioning Study TLS #163: Alignment Before Action       LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 02, 2017
TLS #193: Career, Parenting & Life With Intention Online
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In honor of the final live round of Life With Intention Online registration closing tomorrow (January, 27), in today’s episode we are speaking to LWIO alumni, Jackie Carter of LoveJac.com. Jackie is a mother, business owner, and all around awesome person who has seen some dramatic shifts in her life thanks to implementing what she learned in Life With Intention Online. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about the impact Values-based intentions can have on their life or for anyone looking to learn more about LWIO.   [Tweet "“Life is full, but full of good stuff." - @LoveJacCards"] [Tweet "“The doing shouldn’t be the focus." - @LoveJacCards"] [Tweet "“We are reframing on how you see the world, from the ground up." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Live your Values the best you can in the present moment." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jackie tells us about how she started her career in TV and how it flipped to entrepreneurship soon after having her first child. She discusses in depth how her life changed soon after her first child, new business and on to the second child and how that prompted her to take Life With Intention Online. Jackie mentions one of the reasons she took the class the first time was because she was having a hard time being truly happy or content with her life. She realized that she wanted a lot of her life and needed to figure out how she needed to be happy with what she has already. Jackie talks about how she studied the four areas of life: possessions, personal habits, relationships and career. She describes the fact that she has noticed a difference in her life and others have also seen the change and growth as well. Jackie tells us who Life With Intention Online is good for and why it is so helpful for many people.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #94 with Katie Evans CreativeMornings Podcast TLS #58 Tina Roth Eisenberg     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jan 26, 2017
TLS #192: Soul care, motherhood & expanding the universe
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Today’s Lively Show is a quick, inspired message that came to me at midnight and was sparked by a simple comment shared at the Sydney meet-up last week. I’m weaving self-care, soul care, rational, trans-rational, career, relationships, parenting and more into one simple way to see the “purpose” of our lives from a vantage point that brings more freedom and evolution... all in just 15 minutes! This episode is perfect for anyone who has either over-invested in their careers, stepped back in their careers (especially due to parenting), or anyone who is looking to see life from a new perspective.   [Tweet "“The soul is often times not on our radars at all." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Instead of encouraging “self-care” what if we focused on soul care." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“As humans, we’re here to evolve and grow." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The message I heard at midnight one night that is about soul care. If you can get your conscience and awareness to evolve, then every other aspect of your life will flow better. What soul care can look like in your life.   SHOW NOTES   Life with Intention Online Flow With intention Online     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jan 24, 2017
TLS #191: Quantum Living – Why some people reject “woo-woo” teachings and others love them
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Today’s Quantum Living segment is out to answer the question why some people love “woo-woo” teachings and other people tend to reject or discredit them. This is far from a cut and dry topic. However, I’m going to be sharing (from my best understanding at this moment) why I believe this is the case. By explaining some of the possible dynamics at play, my hope is that we will better understand our own perceptions of reality and the perceptions of those around us. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a potential reason why some people readily accept “woo-woo” sounding concepts and others do not.   [Tweet "“Society as a whole tends to skew towards the rational." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Emotional frequency attracts physical outcomes." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What woo-woo is in the first place, both dictionary definition and what I believe it is in our lives. The explanation of what the pre-rational, rational and trans-rational approaches are. What is the pre-trans fallacy all about? What does this concept of woo-woo and science mean for us? What does Quantum Mechanics and Classical Physics have to do with woo-woo?   SHOW NOTES Life With Intention Online TLS #186: Things I’m afraid to tell you Rob Bell's RobCast Podcast TLS #189: Quantum Living The Seat of the Soul - Gary Zukav Pre-Trans Fallacy video, Ken Wilbur Pre-Trans Fallacy video about myths, Ken Wilbur Anthony DeMello fire story TLS #188: The Law of Attraction Episode Wayne Dyer Eckhart Tolle Abraham-Hicks   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jan 19, 2017
TLS #190: Your questions answered – Getting into alignment, Myers-Briggs, ego flare ups, & more
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Today’s batch of questions was the largest ever! I am spending an hour talking on a wide range of subjects… ... From how to find alignment and set emotional frequency, how to handle ego flare ups, what to do about difficult co-workers, how Myers-Briggs affects flow (plus, why my own MB type changed), tips for picking good Airbnbs, and much more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a random assortment of subjects - with a special emphasis on flow, intuition, and travel.   [Tweet "“Find the flow within that season." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Allow what comes to your mind in that moment be what you share." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   When's your next course?! How do you find flow with certain goals that may have deadlines or only possible in certain life seasons? What are your favorite things in Australia so far? How do you raise your vibrations? What are the techniques? Do you meditate, do you journal? How do you decide on your emotional state? How does trying to get into alignment look like for you? I am interested in taking one of your classes this year and would like to know more about how I should choose one or the other. How you keep from getting intimidated by new experiences? Where do you see yourself in five years? What are your thoughts on flow in how it relates to personality - particularly Myers-Briggs? How is flow different than personality? Could a high-P person not be in flow while a high-J person could? What was your Myers-Briggs type before and what is it now  and what your thoughts on it at this point? What do you do when you love what you're doing (work) but your environment (people) is just bringing you down? What advice do you have for people getting used to listening to their intuition? How would you combat the constant pull back from that side of us that doesn't want to separate itself from the ego? Do you have any advice on how I can hear my intuition in a more clear and recognizable way? What do you do when you recognize that your ego is flaring up? Do you have any tips or tricks for returning to alignment when in the middle of an ego flare-up? What do you think is the connection between flow and the intuition? Could you walk us through your typical day? How scripted are your podcasts? Do you just have an outline, or do you write out every word beforehand? Do you sometimes cry in the middle of the night when surrounded by an issue or problem? And if so, how do you get yourself balanced after? I'm still having trouble channeling my inner passions and expressing them to others. Any suggestions? Does the ego ever get more quiet or do you ever get more comfortable following intuition? How do you know if your intuition is speaking to you, or if you're fooling yourself with safe answers coming from the ego? Throughout your travels, have you ever struggled with having one of those days where you just want to sit in your AirBnB and do absolutely nothing but lay in bed and watch Netflix all day? Do you allow yourself to have that kind of downtime, or do you feel as if you should be constantly getting out and exploring whichever place you're visiting? How do you find that balance? What are your travel plans in Australia? How do you plan where you want to go and for how long? As a small business owner, are you able to deduct all this travel and expenses from your taxes? Has the book on work and worth has been put on hold? Any plans to continue work on it and publish? Any tips/tricks for finding a great Airbnb? Could you share some of your favorites? Can you talk more about the influence you have received from Oprah in your life?   SHOW NOTES Intentions Workshop Alignment Workshop Life With Intention Online
Jan 17, 2017
TLS #189: Quantum Living: Why we don’t have to work as hard as we think we do
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Today’s episode is out to answer the question: Do we need to work as hard as we think we do? … And if not, how can we get the results we want without hustling as much as humanly possible? I’ll be explaining what Albert Einstein proved to be the most pivotal element of the work/results equation on the quantum level... and how you can use this element to get what you want with flow instead of force in your own life. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in learning how to get the best results possible, or for anyone looking to understand why pure ‘hustle’ is not always the best path to our desired outcome.   [Tweet "“Frequency is tied to our emotional state." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“The flow starts happening when the frequency is high ." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Just get into a positive state and take action." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How I stumbled on the principles of quantum mechanics. How it is the emotional frequency creates the outcomes moving in our lives, not the intensity of the action. How incredibly powerful and essential the emotional frequency is to the results that we get.   SHOW NOTES   GoLive Website Life With Intention Online Myers & Briggs TLS #188: The Law of Attraction Planck's Constant TLS #163: Alignment Before Action TLS #68 with Hal Elrod (The Miracle Morning)   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jan 12, 2017
TLS #188: The Law of Attraction (and the 3 most common misconceptions)
40:23
Today we are diving into a foundational principle of consciousness and energy: the Law of Attraction. I believe the Law of Attraction is extremely powerful… and is also often misunderstood or misapplied. Today, I’m going into the details about what it is, where it came from, and I’m clarifying what I believe to be the three biggest misconceptions. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to understand The Law of Attraction, which I believe to be a foundational principle of energy, flow, and consciousness.   [Tweet "“Sometimes the consciousness of the source affects how it resonates with you." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Like attracts like." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Vibration equals our emotional state." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“It’s the vibration of you the creates the attraction, not the words you say." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Where did the Law of Attraction originate from. What is the Law of Attraction exactly and how it explained today. How the science of quantum mechanics (frequency, waves and vibration) relate to the Law of Attraction and affect our reality on the physical realm. What are the three most common misconceptions about the Law of Attraction. How alignment plays a role with your intuition and the universe, the source.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #186: Things I’m afraid to tell you The Secret (book) The Secret Documentary Film Abraham Hicks The Law of Attraction on Audible.com TLS #184 with Erin Loechner     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jan 10, 2017
TLS #187: Energy, Flow, and Finding Adventure in Your Own Hometown with Rob Lawless
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Happy 2017! I am SO excited to dive into this year with you... reading all of the wonderful emails and comments sharing how pumped you are about more episodes around consciousness and energy was incredible. And we’re starting this focus today with an interview with Rob Lawless, a 26 year-old Philadelphian who is using these principles his own life. Rob has set out to meet 10,000 people - spending one hour getting to know each person individually through his project, Robs10kfriends.com. So far, Rob has met 600+ people and the project is gaining momentum, attention, and creating fascinating connections for the members of the project. In addition to the project itself, we spend the second half of the show discussing Rob’s mindset and the results he has seen from focusing his energy and finding flow within his circumstances. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to get inspired to live a more adventurous life within their hometown, and for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story of flow, energy, and alignment.   [Tweet "“You never know who someone else is connected to." - @robs10kfriends"] [Tweet "“Everyone is just trying to do their best to live the life that’s best for them." - @robs10kfriends"] [Tweet "“People are the cumulation of the experiences they had in their life. " - @robs10kfriends"] [Tweet "“Rockbottom has a large pillow on top of it." - @robs10kfriends"] [Tweet "“Taking that first step is the most important thing." - @robs10kfriends"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Rob tells us how he chose this project after being laid off from his job and how this has become his life mission. He talks about the common themes that he hears from the people he meets and interviews. He describes a theme that he has found which is taking difficult situations and turning them into positive life experiences. Rob talks about how all these stories and experiences have changed his life and he now has a new awareness in his life. He discusses how the loss of his job contributed to this project in a positive way. Rob says that you need to become more vulnerable in order to overcome the obstacles of doing something new or achieving a goal. He says the key to this project is to meet people and share stories without any “transactional” value attached. Rob's conversation with the people is mainly about where they are today, where they were before and the in-between parts of how they got there. He describes his excitement with uncertainty in the future because it makes his life exciting and adds adventure to it. Rob talks about his internal doubts and where he sees himself going forward in his life and his project.   SHOW NOTES Outliers Myers & Briggs The Alchemist Laws of Attraction   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jan 05, 2017
TLS #186: Things I’m afraid to tell you
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Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit of a disconnect with you. And the show. I want to change that. So today I’m talking about things happening in my life which I have not been sharing (fully) on the show. I hope by sharing these truths - which are really just ego fears - we can be on the same page heading into 2017. I want to feel comfortable fully being who I have become as a result of all that I’ve experienced this year and share these new insights... with you. Just by creating this podcast and putting this out there, the shadows these fears have been casting on my connection to you have already faded. The light is here once again. It feels good to be back. This episode is perfect for anyone who is curious about the things I’ve been afraid to share on the show in recent months.   [Tweet "“I really want to help you find abundance within your own life." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“If it’s happy, helping you and bring you joy, continuing it and if it’s not, allow it to go." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The things I've been afraid to tell you surrounding the topics of energy, consciousness, perfection, work habits, finances, Mr. Lively, Ellie, dating, and "being relatable."   SHOW NOTES   "Things I’m afraid to tell you" post from 2012 Ez from Creature Comforts TLS #184: A Magic Hour with Erin Loechner TLS #185: The intersection of rational mind and intuitive guidance with Erin Loechner Erin Lochner website Katie Dalebout Podcast Abraham-Hicks Alignment before Action episode   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 29, 2016
TLS #185: The intersection of rational mind and intuitive guidance with Erin Loechner
1:10:56
Today’s Lively Show we are having Erin Loechner, the author of Chasing Slow, and blogger behind DesignForMankind.com, back on the show -- at her request! Erin has asked me to unpack and explain the “Lively lingo” that you hear on the show in the solo episodes and peppered throughout interviews as well. In this episode we cover a HUGE range of subjects and concepts that have yet to be discussed on the show… all stemming from three simple terms you’ve heard a lot about before. This episode is a thought provoking conversation around some leading edge ideas about consciousness, faith, rational mind, parenting, intuition, ego, and genius.   [Tweet "“The only thing that exists is right now. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“We are here to grow and expand." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Just do what brings joy." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“The opposite of control is surrender." - @erinloechner"] [Tweet "“When you benefit yourself, you benefit the whole." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Erin goes over the terms frequency used on The Lively Show including Life With Intention terms and Flow With Intention terms. She talks with Jess about the Ego and how it’s definition and explanation come from the teachings of Eckhart Tolle. Erin asks about the difference between optimism and faith, and how the role the Intuition plays. Jess answers the questions about the Ego vs Intuition and how your answers will come from your Intuition. They discuss the difference of the Intuition and the rational minds with examples from studies including the teachings of Albert Einstein. Jess describes the word Genius and how it compares to Intuition as the internal source to tap into to find the answers. They discuss alignment before action by using your intuition's guidance to place you on the correct path. Erin ask Jess about writing to your intuition as how it's about receiving rather than waiting for an answer. Erin mentions how parenting can be difficult for some people since not having control can place a burden on the Ego's sense of well-being. They talk about Growth and Expansion and how resistance can come up during the journey.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #001 with Erin Loechner TLS #184: A Magic Hour with Erin Loechner Eckhart Tolle Life With Intention Online Writing To Your Intuition Myers Briggs The Power of Now TLS #163: Alignment Before Action Anne Lamott Seth Godin (Quieting the lizard brain) Elizabeth Gilbert TED Talk on Genius Rob Bell / Everything is Spiritual Byron Katie     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 22, 2016
TLS #184: A Magic Hour with Erin Loechner
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Today’s Lively Show is a return visit from our very first TLS guest, Erin Loechner! Erin is a wife, mother to two littles, the writer behind the (mega) blog, DesignForMankind.com, and is the author of the new book, Chasing Slow. In today’s episode, we cover a huge range of topics including why her quest to slow down her life led to a totally new understanding about why we want what we want, how Erin has grown into a more self-compassionate wife and mother, and the topic of allowing vs. tolerating. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to listen to an inspiring conversation about life, shifting life desires, judgement vs. allowing, and much more.       [Tweet "“Other people can’t chart their course for me, I can’ chart other people’s course for them." - @erinloechner"] [Tweet "“Choose peace no matter the circumstances." - @erinloechner"] [Tweet "“There’s a difference between changing your life and allowing your life to change you." - @erinloechner"] [Tweet "“Alignment only happens in the present moment. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“This life is not a given, it’s a gift." - @erinloechner"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Erin talks about her current work with slowing down her life and reassessing the parts of it. She tells the story of why she began to question herself to whether this was the person she really wanted to be. Erin describes what the “golden hours” are and how she learned that she needed to start aligning her values with her calendar. She discusses with us the things she does daily to fill herself up before starting her day. Erin  speaks about her life story and how it became the premise of the current book about living a slower life, something she has been practicing daily. She describes the shift in her life and she what she learned about not caring what she thinks others think. Erin explains that living in the moment is having self control to choose the reaction that you believe truly reflects your values. She mentions that while writing her book, she learned that it's about seeing and taking a closer look at your life and appreciating it as is. Erin talks about the difference of tolerating and allowing and how that can change the perspective we have on the life we live everyday. She advises that we need to be really honest with what we see as our limitations and what you want and have already in your life.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #001 with Erin Loechner Clementine Daily Minimalist Parenting Stephen Covey TLS #68 with Hal Elrod (The Miracle Morning) Abraham Hicks Yes Please by Amy Poehler     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 15, 2016
TLS #183: Your questions answered: Flow vs. Values, travel safety, & “shoulding”
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In today’s Lively Show we are switching things up a bit and doing the December Q+A episode on a Thursday, and I’ve got another, shorter episode planned for next Tuesday. In this month’s slew of questions we are covering a lot of ground including... my favorite apps to keep my team + business running smoothly, how I stay safe while traveling solo, which personal development teachers to learn from, and much more. This episode is perfect for anyone wanting to hear a mix of topics including business, spirituality, traveling solo, and dropping the “shoulds.”   [Tweet "“The more in alignment we are with our intuition in this moment, the better and more naturally and fluidly the flow will follow from there." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Avoiding emotion is not useful." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“What we resist persists." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   I would love to hear about your time in Cape Town. What have you loved about it? How much time would you recommend a first time visitor to spend there? What’s your stance or practice on New Year's resolutions? How has the food and drink culture been while in Cape Town? What your thoughts are about looking back at choices and decisions we have made in the past to help evaluate or take stock on where we are in the present, or can our past be useful to our intuition as a means of moving forward in flow. How are you doing the podcast from all these places? Do you just find the most quiet part of the house you are staying at? Do you bring your microphone with you? What advise can you give for a person to go with the flow on a one-week international trip without being taken over by jet lag? Would you recommend giving in to the urge to sleep in or do you have any strategies you use to get yourself in-tune with your location’s time zone? Do you still have to-do lists, even though you are join with the flow? How do you organize them? Other than Freshbooks, how do you keep your business organized? How do you train and work with someone to answer emails etc while still be true to your voice and brand? Do you use virtual assistants? What programs do you use for your current and upcoming projects? What tips do you have for solo female travelers to be safe and less vulnerable when you are alone in a different country? What’s your perspective on the subject that humans need to feel the full range of emotions to be fully functional human beings? Can we exist as humans and not attach to our suffering? Doesn’t our suffering act as a beacon to help us determine if we are not comfortable with things or we need to work them through? What’s the one experience you miss from being home and what do you do to feel comfort in it’s place? What to do when you have to accomplish something that you are feeling resistance to it? Can you give us some framework with some guiding questions on how to begin writing to your intuition? How to find teachings, especially the esoteric teachers, that resonate with you? How do you quiet your ego when you are first starting out with ego vs intuition? Is there a specific place that you learned about podcasting, especially developing narratives for the episodes? Any tips on how to bring more feminine energy to work and interactions with others? How do you beat your gremlins? Are constant “shouding” reminders needed or is it stopping flow from happening? How have you been feeling hormonally since embracing Alisa’s advice from a past podcast? Do you recall your first experience writing to your intuition? What would be your best tips for meeting up with people and feeling safe and finding things to do while traveling alone in Cape Town? Can you talk more about how living intentionally vs flowing work together?   SHOW NOTES   TLS #182: November Favorites FourSquare App
Dec 08, 2016
TLS #182: November favorites: workout gear, backpack, videos & more
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Today I’m bringing back the monthly favorites episode! I haven’t done one in a while, so this episode will be covering favorites from this month as well as September and October. I’ll be sharing a range of items including my new favorite chocolate, workout gear, thought provoking video, my favorite holiday movie, new travel destination, helpful book on hormonal health, and things that I’ve found helpful for my recent bout of acne. This episode is perfect for anyone who is interested in hearing about a mix of favorite books, videos, products, acne reducers, and clothing items.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What I'm doing in Cape Town, South Africa. Why I'm so happy that The Lively Show has surpassed 5 million downloads! I share my favorite items I use daily and when I'm traveling. I tell you what my new favorite destination is and why.   SHOW NOTES   Honest - Bittersweet Orange Dark Chocolate White Christmas Movie The Holiday - Movie Everlane Crew Neck Sweater Witchery - Black Gladiator Sandals Witchery - Blush Print Scarf Cotton:On - Workout Clothes Strappy Sports Bra by Cotton:On Hershel bags - Settlement Backpack Everything is Spiritual by Rob Bell Period Repair Manual TLS with with Alisa Vitti (flo living) DIM - Accumax Skin Salvation in San Fransisco  DivaCup TLS #89: with Bea Johnson (zero waste home)     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 06, 2016
TLS #181: The counter-intuitive way to thrive in all areas of life with Jonathan Fields
1:14:23
Today’s Lively Show is a wonderful conversation with author and podcast host, Jonathan Fields. Good Life Project, Jonathan’s podcast, is a wonderful show with incredible guests. And in case you’re interested, I’ve also been fortunate to have been on the show recently talking about masculine and feminine energy as well. In Jonathan’s newest book, How To Live a Good Life, is a deep dive into one of the most profound insights I’ve come across in the 2.5 years I’ve been hosting TLS. In today’s episode, we are going into a wide range of subjects including how to thrive in every area of your life - in a way that seems initially counterintuitive (which is why so many of us, including myself, have fallen into the trap that is in direct contrast to this principle). This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn about a powerful and simple principle that allows you to thrive in all areas of your life, particularly when you feel burned out.     [Tweet "“You’re a part of something bigger." - @jonathanfields"] [Tweet "“Mindfulness really happens not when you sit down to meditate but when you stands up to live." - @jonathanfields"] [Tweet "“Pay attention to the way you do things because it matters." - @jonathanfields"] [Tweet "“When we belong, everything gets better." - @jonathanfields"] [Tweet "“Know yourself and exalt being intentional" - @jonathanfields"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   He discuss what “living a good life” is how important it is to him to be present in the life of his wife and daughter. Jonathan explains his 3 buckets philosophy which is contribution, connection, and vitality. He tells us that Vitality is about optimizing your state of mind and body. Jonathan mentions that cultivating deep and meaningful relationships is important to the connection bucket. He explains how the contribution bucket is all about how you contribute to the world and how that interacts with you and the world as a whole. Jonathan discuss the three basic “laws” or rules of the 3 buckets since they need to be in harmony with each other to be effective. He discusses how cultivating awareness is the metaskill that flips the switch from being reactive to being intentional. Jonathan talks about the difference between “mindful” vs “mindfull.” He’s mentions the four different types of love and that it ok not to have all four types to fill our connection bucket. Jonathan speaks about the power of belonging and why it’s so vital. He describes the contribution bucket and how it’s the work we do in the world, whether or not it’s our job, career or something else. Jonathan goes over the “Ripple Not Thinking Wave” effect. He describes in detail about the word "generative" and it really means the state that everything falls into perfect alignment. Jonathan talks about Seeded Mindfulness Meditation and why it's about allowing and releasing.   SHOW NOTES TLS #163: Alignment Before Action TLS #178: 10 Mindfulness Lessons from a retreat with Eckhart Tolle Ellen Langer TLS #101: Lewis Howes  TLS with  Kristoffer Carter Insight Timer App The Good Life Podcast with Milton Glaser TLS #179: with Adam Braun Abraham Hicks     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 01, 2016
TLS #180: The Good News: Why our “suffering” only exists in the past with Byron Katie
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Today’s Lively Show is a HUGE honor for me to share with you. When I think of “dream guests” I would like to have on the show, author and spiritual teacher, Byron Katie, is one of the guests at the tippy top of that list. Byron Katie is an author of several books including my favorite, Loving What Is, and has created a simple, effective four question inquiry to help dissolve any ego suffering or resistance on any topic in life, which she calls The Work.   I’ve personally used The Work myself over the past five or so years on my own suffering and issues that my coaching clients have faced. In today’s episode, Byron Katie will be sharing how you can use this process in your own life and so much more. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about presence, consciousness, and how to release psychological suffering on any subject.     [Tweet "“We are unlimited." - @ByronKatie"] [Tweet "“Self realization, until it’s lives, has no power." - @ByronKatie"] [Tweet "“I am the projector of my world." - @ByronKatie"] [Tweet "“Know yourself." - @ByronKatie"] [Tweet "“It’s the truth that will set us free." - @ByronKatie"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Byron tells us how depression and self-loathing brought her to where she is today as a spiritual guide and teacher. She believes that the greatest teacher we have in our lives is our own wisdom. Byron talks about her four question inquiry and how that leads to freedom from suffering in life. She shows us that by understanding ourselves, we can understand others. Byron thinks that presence is pleasure, p since there is no suffering involved. She believes we are the cause of all our suffering and that physical pain is either remembered or anticipated. Byron mentions that if you understand the past you won’t have to worry about the future because it is understood. She discusses the concept of thinking about the future and how acting on it and having the mind and body can move as one to your intention. Byron tells us the importance of trusting oneself and why it is so important. She tells us how our identity can be lost when we question our minds.   SHOW NOTES   Eckhart Tolle Judge Your Neighbor worksheet No-Body Intensive Workshop     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 24, 2016
TLS #179: Creating a “for purpose” Business & the new Lively School in Ghana(!) with Adam Braun
42:54
Today is a BIG day! Not only do we have a wonderful new Lively Show episode for you, I’m also on my way to go see the new elementary school that is built in Ghana thanks to you -- the Lively Community! 687 days ago, I committed to donating 10% of Jess Lively Creative Inc. revenue to Pencils of Promise to build elementary schools in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos. The first school has been fully funded and the build is at or near completion - so I’m heading over to check it out firsthand(!) with the Pencils of Promise team. In honor of this amazing milestone, Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise, is on the show today sharing about how he began this ‘for purpose’ organization with just $25 -- and has since built 363 schools worldwide. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about building a ‘for purpose’ business, or for anyone that wants to uplift others in the world - yet may feel like they don’t have enough resources right now to do so.   [Tweet "“You have a distinct purpose in being here." - @AdamBraun"] [Tweet "“Anything is possible." - @AdamBraun"] [Tweet "“True self discovery begins where our comfort zone ends." - @AdamBraun"] [Tweet "“If your dreams don’t scare you then they are not big enough." - @EllenJohnSir"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Adam tells us about his childhood upbringing growing up in Connecticut and how he was influenced in the financial sector. He shares his experiences at Brown University, especially questioning his personal beliefs and how it shaped his current path. He talks about his Jewish heritage, his college experience and questioning religion led him to figure out not just what he was in the world but who he wanted to be. Adam describes what “for purpose” company is to him versus the stereotype usage of a non-profit company. He discusses how the purpose of the organization drives it in today's business culture. Adam tells us what he thinks is the mindset we need to have in order to affect the most people in the world. He talks about his next impending path in his life journey becoming a father to twins.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #174: The words I’m using Adam Bruan on Smart Passive Income Show (Pat Flynn) MissionU.com     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 17, 2016
TLS #178: 10 mindfulness lessons from a retreat with eckhart tolle
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Two weeks ago, I spent a week in Costa Rica at a Deepening Presence retreat with Eckhart Tolle, the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. I deeply loved the chance to spend so much time with someone who has such a strong connection to intuition/source on a daily basis. And today, I’m sharing 10 lessons that I took from the teachings which you can benefit from as well! This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about mindfulness, ego, or is a big fan of Eckhart Tolle’s wisdom.     [Tweet "“The past no longer matters." - @EckhartTolle"] [Tweet "“We can use thought without it using us." - @EckhartTolle"] [Tweet "“Action with pure presence is enlightenment. " - @EckhartTolle"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   We are like a bamboo flute - when we are clear and free of ego resistance, the universe can work (or flow) through us easily. What are the positive and negative aspects of Christianity and Buddhism. Why Eckhart believes that thinking  is the biggest addiction in the world. How presence and stillness moves towards presence in motion (or presence in action). What the Fartleks of Presence is the zen art of hurrying slowly. Is psychological fear necessary and how real is it? Does the Ego or your Intuition choose to be present? How loving yourself, the self image of who you are, is different than being yourself. When we follow our parent’s expectations (against our own internal knowing) for us, it spares them the suffering and places the suffering upon ourselves.  Is the Ego useful? What Eckhart Tolle think is enlightenment? The concept of "human being", where human is the physical form of our body on this planet and being is the essence, or our pure presence.   SHOW NOTES   Kim Eng Audible.com Oprah Eckhart Tolle on YouTube Dhanakosa Buddhist Meditation Retreat Center Vipassana Meditation The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Eckhart Tolle - NOW Program     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 10, 2016
TLS #177: Your questions answered: good and bad “selfishness,” intentions for kids & “having it all”
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Today’s Lively Show is a Q+A episode covering a lot of deeper questions than many recent Q+A episodes including topics like... Selfishness (the good and bad kinds), dealing with the relationship ‘sock debate’, flowing while still getting the important stuff done, how to help kids set intentions, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to understand more about creating emotions before outcomes, parenting with Values-based intentions, or anyone looking to hear a wide range of thoughts on flow, alignment, and selfishness.     [Tweet "“Get into alignment before taking action." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Fulfillment comes from a connection from your intuition in the present moment. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Connect your intuition for guidance and perspective. " - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How do you integrate your "must dos" when on the road and not in your own home while on another schedule? The logistics of selling quite nearly everything you own and really adapting a minimalist lifestyle. How do you fill time in your days? How do you not get bored or not feel lost? How do you find purpose without a set schedule? Recommendations for books, podcasts and people on how to parent in a flowy mindful way. What are you reading, listening to, and snacking and sipping that you're loving lately? How to actively instill values in children and have them trust themselves and not to make them seek your parental approval Learn more about the principle that "everything we do is selfish" and how we can make choices that bring more light to others rather than taking it away. Do you believe we are innately programmed for discontentment? I'd love to hear about your week with Eckhart Tolle? Do you think we can really have it all, or is that just the ego pushing expectations on our lives? How do you work to stay content in your current circumstances? Do you still feel the approach to getting into stores and selling online during JessLC  is still relevant advice, or would you do anything different in today's environment? Are you still doing little things every day that make embodying pleasure a habit? What are those things and how have you incorporated them in your travels? What advice do you have for someone who's fallen off the "pleasure wagon"? How your book is coming along. Does flow play a part in your writing process? How to deal with insecurities in a relationship (and trying to not seek approval) and how to communicate my needs and wants without being nagging. Do you have any good books or podcasts for being in a relationship? Do you have any more advice for flowing even when we're surrounded by negative people? What is your relationship to the internet/social media? How do you maintain a healthy balance with these ever- present distractions? What advice would you give to someone who's been in a rough patch for a while?   SHOW NOTES TLS #163: Alignment Before Action Apple MacBook TLS Vlog #1: Ann Arbor The Fox & She Blog The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Life With Intention Online skinSALVATION Minimalist Baker The Godfather Movie Dhanakosa  (Buddhist Meditation Retreat) Abraham Hicks Autobiography of a Yogi Power vs. Force Audible.com/Lively (show sponsor) Ram Das Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Lara Bars Writing to Your Intuition TLS #121: How to Make Embodying Pleasure a Habit with Alisa Vitti Diptyque Paris (Roller Ball Perfume) TLS #124: How to Compassionately Set Boundaries in Relationships with Brené Brown Work + Worth TLS #151: A Lively Adventure – When The Flowing Gets Tough…   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 08, 2016
TLS #176: Uncovering the deeper meaning behind intention resistance with Jennaea Gearhart
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Today’s show is based on another LWIO Module 4 interview with LWIO member and interior designer, Jennaea Gearhart of JennaeaGearhart.com. In the episode, Jennaea begins by sharing a Values-based intention for her wardrobe... and through our discussion we uncover a much deeper and more meaningful issue beneath the resistance to this intention. I believe that Jennaea’s story is a powerful example of how to look beyond the resistance we may have to a certain area of our life in order to uncover a more impactful issue. This episode is perfect for anyone who has resistance to living an intention in their lives and is unsure about how to move forward.   [Tweet "“Live a fully engaged life." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Stop defining yourself by the do." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jennaea tells us why she needed intentions in her life and how that helped her identity what her core Values are. She describes how she wanted to life her life with purpose. Jennaea talks about her possessions intention and resistance that surrounded that intention. She tells us about her issues with her wardrobe and why many of her clothes are not being worn. Jennaea describes her timeline and action steps to get to her Value-based intention with her wardrobe. She discusses aspects of her life and realizes her true Values are about her horses and riding. Jennaea uncovers another big resistance in her life, which is the interaction with her mother and how that has influenced her life.   SHOW NOTES Writing to your Intuition The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees The Soul of Discipline by Kim John Payne     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 03, 2016
TLS #175: Finding flow with a full-time job when it seems impossible with Charlotte McArthur
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Today’s Lively Show is taking us into brand new territory Life With Intention Online territory! During each round of LWIO, we do a handful of new member stories featuring different members and how they are weaving their intentions and homework into their daily lives. … And today I’m sharing one of the new Fall 2016 LWIO member stories right here on TLS! Part interview, part coaching call, and part inspiration, I have a feeling that Charlotte (aka Charlie) McArthur’s member story is going to resonate with many TLS listeners with full-time jobs trying to find more flow in life with their families. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a personal story of a parent finding more flow and excelling at their full-time job at the same time.     [Tweet "“Everyone has their own circumstances they have to work through." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“I think everything is selfishness." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“When your intuition is in charge, selfishness is positive." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Charlotte (Charlie) tells us about her favorite part of Life With Intention Online class. She talks about how writing to her intuition was an uplifting experience and how it became a compass for her life. Charlie discusses her Relationship Intention along with the Values in that intention. She tells us the actions she wanted to take to live up to those Values. Charlie mentions which she needs to remove or include to accomplish her intention. She identifies and tells us how she plans to overcome the resistances of living that intention. Charlie talks about how she received love and approval from her father and her career and how it’s shifting with her intention. She learns about self worth and work and how both are intertwined. Charlie provides us with an update to how she took action about her intention.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online Writing To Your Inuition Marianne Williamson  TLS #163: Alignment Before Action     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 27, 2016
TLS #174: The words I’m using (and not using) which are making me happier everyday
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Today’s show is all about the building blocks of a happier thought life, and ultimately happier emotions and circumstances: words. Because when it comes to mindfulness, it’s not just about meditation and the observation of our thoughts, it’s also about our conscious choice and selection of the words we use to build thoughts, which create emotions, and ultimately attract circumstances - positively and negatively into our awareness. I’ll be dishing about the obvious and the very subtle and powerful word choices that have created more high energetic states in my life which may benefit you as well. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to access higher emotional states on a more consistent basis.   [Tweet "“What I consume, affects how I feel." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“We feel more worthy for the things we appreciate than the things we’re grateful for." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Doing is not being." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How the power of words and mindfulness can produce a shift in our emotions without the circumstances dictating the emotions. Why I try to stay away from negative idioms and how this can keep me in the present moment. What the energy and meaning behind swear words are when you choose to use them. What the word “should” means and how it creates an emotional state which often creates negative circumstances as well. Why I prefer to use the words “my ego” or “your ego” to produce different emotions. How I have become aware of the use of the word “but” and how to avoid using it and what that word resonates on an energetic, vibrational or emotional level.  Why I’ve been using the word “Appreciation” rather than the word “gratitude” in my everyday life. In terms of career, why I avoid “I am my career” since doing is not being. Why I’m mindful of the language I use about past relationships, since many words and phrases generally relate to negative rather than the love and care that was part of that relationship. Why I love Approval Affirmations and how it helps me in my everyday life.   SHOW NOTES Freehand Hotels Regena Thomashauer Santosha TLS #124 with Brené Brown and Santosha “Santosha” Shirt Abraham Hicks The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 20, 2016
TLS #173 – My birthday wishes for biz owners, parents, college students & more
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On Saturday I turn 32. And as I’ve reflected on this past year, I thought it would be fun to share my birthday wishes for you - regardless of if it’s close your birthday right now or not. I’m sharing my wishes for those who are business owners, parents, college students, people who want to leave their jobs, people going through breakups, anyone who is feeling lonely, and more. My hope is that something shared in this episode connects with you and uplifts you in some way - big or small. : ) This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a bit of encouragement in any stage in their lives.   [Tweet "“You can still love each other and still move on to the next chapter." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“There are no mistakes, just wonderful lessons to learn." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“When you get your love and approval from yourself, you’re more likely to listen to what your intuition has to say." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Start asking people questions" - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   For business owners, how dropping imposed deadlines can allow flow to take you from one thing to the next and release the grip you have on deadlines. For those people who dislike their current jobs, I wish you can find a value that you can practice in your current job everyday until your intuition leads you to the next job. For parents with young children, please don’t place your kids in a position to live your values, but rather help them uncover their own values.  For parents with older children, encourage and help them look within themselves to find the answers they are seeking and support them as they make choices. To the college students, my wish is that you start to bring practices of mindfulness into your life and begin to look into yourself and tapping into your intuition. For those going through a breakup, I wish you can find a way to find alignment from within instead of finding alignment within the relationship. For those in the dating arena, remember to find alignment first, then maintain it from within yourself (rather than from the relationship). For those who feels things have been taken away, I wish you can get grounded within yourself and find your internal alignment.  For those who are unsure what to do next, please try to find a way to flow in the meantime with what is showing up in your life. For those of you that are afraid to make a mistake, don’t worry about it - it’s all going to work out. For those who have made the wrong choice, give yourself that empathy and compassion and return to your intuition and follow it’s advice for you. For those of you feeling lonely, you’re not alone. When you find a way to tap into your intuition, you’ll find the guidance you need so you will connect with the part of yourself that is not lonely. Another way to combat loneliness is to connect and learn from teachers that you admire.  For those feeling overwhelmed, try taking things off your plate, or in other words, lighten your load. For those who need a “life plan”, take a break and relax, see what’s in front of you, and take one step at a time - let the knowing guide you. For those who worry a lot, give yourself compassion and empathy for it, so you can loosen it’s hold on you. For those who feel envy in social media, it’s not about what you see or hear, but it’s about how aligned you feel inside. For those facing negativity, don’t let their external mis-alignments affect your own internal alignment.   SHOW NOTES TLS #100: Elizabeth Gilbert TLS #127: with Brooke Castillo     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 13, 2016
TLS #172: Your Questions Answered: challenging co-workers, loneliness, my travel budget, & more
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Today I’ve got a brand new October Q+A episode for you! This month we have a wide range of questions addressing how I’m budgeting (or not) with my travel, how to handle difficult co-workers, regulating your moods around grumpy people, how I’m coping with loneliness on this journey (hint: Wilson), and much more. As always, I’m sharing openly about things that I’m facing and things that you may be going through, too. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to hear a bit more about flow, mood regulation, book recommendations, and my budget + experience traveling solo.   [Tweet "“We all have a choice: to share our light or darkness with others, thank you for taking the time to share your light with me" - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“others can also access their intuition for guidance and get better at it over time." -  @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Be gentle on yourself." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How are you funding all your travel? What was your last best life lesson? How did it challenge you? If you will you ever re-share your blog content? How is the book coming along and when do you think it'll be ready for us to read? How are some of your fellow travelers making a living while abroad? What does your routine look like now, what did you edit out and enjoy now? How expectations sometimes steals attention from the here and now, and what would you say flow can counteract this? What was one thing you gave up with this life shift that you thought would be challenging but turns out you don't miss it? How do you handle or avoid the loneliness that can come from being in all these new (and also old) places without a companion, friends or family with you or nearby? Do you feel like it is strengthening your relationship with yourself? What preparatory steps you took financially to be able to afford traveling so much these last few months? Would you like to visit Eastern Europe to meet new people and new cultures? How do you decide what to share and what to keep under wraps? Have there been things you have regretted sharing? What are you reading and listening to lately? Any audible book, podcasts or articles are you finding intriguing for an intention based lifestyle? If you could give your 20 year old self a piece of advice what would it be? Are you doing any type of hobby while traveling? Also, is there any skill you would like to develop in the future? What do you have in your makeup bag and what skin care products do you love? Any good reads you've come upon? How do you deal with someone you don't care for and /or respect that you have to interact with? What are some major differences between American men and European men? Also, do you miss cooking or having friends over for dinner? Are all intuitions are created equal? Do you think that perhaps you have done previous personal growth work that has "primed the pump" for your intuition to be more knowing than the average Joe out there? What suggestions do you have to deal with the struggle with fear to put myself out there? How do you protect your energy when people around you (people you like / love / care for generally) are in a bad mood? How has your wardrobe changed now it's getting colder? Have you found a skincare routine that helps treat/prevent your cystic acne flare ups? If and how you have found a balance between flowing/following your intuition and implementing daily habits into you life? How do you deal with your ego wanting to "KNOW" when you're still learning to listen to your intuition? Are you planning to go back to doing interviews again on TLS? Do you ever feel burned out by having to come up with a "profound" ah ha moment or discovery each week for the podcast?
Oct 11, 2016
TLS #171: How to Get out of Fear and Back into Flow + Alignment With Gabby Bernstein
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Today’s Lively Show is with a special guest I’ve looked forward to having on the show since we started, Gabby Bernstein. Gabby is a spiritual teacher, best-selling author, and youtuber with a new book out called The Universe Has Your Back - which is a perfect compliment to what we’ve been discussing here on the show this summer about finding flow and alignment. In the episode, we’ll be talking about Gabby’s favorite tools and techniques to get back into love, flow, and alignment whenever fear takes over. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for strategies to help quickly move out of fear and get back into flow, alignment, and love on a moment-to-moment basis. [Tweet "“The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting your own strength." - @GabbyBernstein"] [Tweet "“Take action from a surrendered place." - @GabbyBernstein"] [Tweet "“Where your attention goes your energy flows." - @GabbyBernstein"] [Tweet "“Our presence is our greatest source of power." - @GabbyBernstein"] IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Gabby tells us about how she began her career by running a PR business but that fast-paced life pushed her to the point of burn-out. She talks about how she was deeply embedded in the NYC party scene and how that lifestyle, drugs and alcohol did not help her find the happiness she was seeking. Gabby digs deeper about her struggles with drugs and alcohol and how that led her to a big crash in her life and how that low point helped her reevaluate what she was doing in her life and that she needed change. She describes how a recent breakdown allowed her to remember a childhood trauma which helped produce some of the reasons and answers to her addictions. Gabby talks about how taking action from a surrendered place is how we truly manifest our desires into form. She describes how she focused her energy into what was thriving rather than what was lacking to place herself in a place spiritual surrender. Gabby mentions how important it is to be the positive influence, the positive force, so that this energy will shine on you and the world around you. Gabby describes the feeling  she experiences when she is channeling a spirit. She shares her belief why there is a misconception that pain has purpose.   SHOW NOTES   May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein Abraham Hicks A Course in Miracles     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 06, 2016
TLS #170: how to find flow with a career & family with cass mccrory
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Today’s Lively Show we are talking about how to achieve flow in your life - even if you have two kids (and a third on the way), a house, a business, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a husband! Lively Show listener and Life With Intention Online member, Cass McCrory, has a business strategy consultancy (Capra Strategy) and has a lot on her plate with her growing family. So when I first started talking about flow on the show... Cass thought it wasn’t realistic for her and her circumstances. However, after doing some deep reflection and a simple experiment, Cass discovered that she has room for 77 hours of flow in her week - and the results from this flow in her life have been profound. This episode is perfect for anyone who feels like they are a bit unsure about how they can incorporate flow into their lives - particularly if they have busy families and careers.   [Tweet "“You got to find a way to embrace more flow." - @Cass_McCrory"] [Tweet "“It can feel right to do something in one moment but not the next, and that’s okay." - @Cass_McCrory"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Cass talks about her experience with Flow in her life as a mom, and wife and business owner. She explains to us how she felt so resistant to the idea of flow since she was busy in her life with her family and life. Cass talks about her first experience with having Flow and how incredible it felt and how she wanted to experience that even more. She tells us why she was so afraid to talk to her intuition. Cass mentions the struggle between her ego and intuition and how she finally reached into her intuition to have flow in her life. She tells us how she used to segment her time everyday, and how that planning was not fulfilling her. Cass describes how she managed to free up time in her life and how that became the freeing moment in her life. Cass shares with us her recommendations to get flow in your life which is great for anyone with a lot going on in their lives.   SHOW NOTES   Subtraction Project Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey TLS #169: How Approval, Love & External Sources Affect Intuition     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 29, 2016
TLS #169: How approval, love & external sources affect intuition
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Today on The Lively Show, we’re diving into an area that has been popping up for me personally over the summer (and in particular this past week) which many can relate to, as well. We’re going deep into our motivations to a) have the courage to ask (and follow) our intuition for guidance, and b) how to follow our intuition and be peaceful with its guidance/unanswered questions (aka: what I was not doing this week). The answer to both of these motivations may surprise you like it surprised me… so I’m excited to share it with you! This episode is perfect for anyone who is stressed out trying to follow their intuition or for those who sense some internal resistance to asking the intuition for guidance in the first place.     [Tweet "“By approving and accepting ourselves, we can begin to approve and accept the guidance from within." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Seek the love within yourself." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Loving and approving of yourself is at the core of healing from many physical and emotional pains." - @louisehay"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why I’ve been thinking about internal and external approval, love and guidance lately. Why it seems people are afraid to seek the internal guidance? How I’ve been trying to follow my intuition when it tells me that the love that I’m seeking is the love within myself. How the lack of community, home and partner feels to me when I’m not in line with my intuition’s guidance. How using affirmations can help one be deliberate and conscious about getting love and approval within ourselves. How affirmations help clear you mind of the negative things by filling it with more positive thoughts. Why would we not choose to use the power of focus to focus on the good when we focus on the bad as well. How affirmations can help us feel fulfilled.   SHOW NOTES   You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 22, 2016
TLS #168 – How to get out of forcing or floating and back into flow
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Today’s Lively Show topic is diving into Forcing things in our lives vs. Flowing, which we’ve been discussing in recent weeks, along with Forcing’s busy and uncertain cousin... Floating. Why? Because in some areas of our lives we may have the tendency to swim upstream, against the flow of our intuition, and in others we may find ourselves floating in one place staying so “busy” or “stuck” we can’t detect the current of the river at all. We’ll be going into each of these three approaches to life, and how to navigate between them. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the aspects of flow, forcing, and floating - along with ways to identify which one you may be in, and how to adjust your approach accordingly at any moment in time.   [Tweet "“Floating is about allowing what is." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Floating is a way of distracting ourselves from internal alignment." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What Force is and how it comes about when we keep pushing forward instead of getting back into alignment. How discipline, effort, hustle and hard work, when driven by the ego rather than the intuition, they can leave us burnt out and exhausted. How some thoughts that become actions, like weakness and failure, can be motivated by fear. Why Force makes us feel tired. What Floating is and how the “busy” actions of floating do not provide the deep, meaning joy you are seeking in life. Why Floating feels like there’s no direction at all and we’re too “busy” to figure out where we need to be. How Flow, or the Middle Way, lives in the spectrum of Force and Floating. The fact that Flowing is about taking action from a place of internal alignment and how this is important to us. What Allowing is and how it differers from tolerating and how that doesn’t ruin our joy in our life.   SHOW NOTES TLS #162: What Knowing Feels Like Writing to Your Intuition     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 15, 2016
TLS #167: Creating an intuition-led career & Life With Intention Online with Colleen Kavanaugh
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In honor of Life With Intention Online registration now being open (class starts this Sunday, September 18th), I have a special interview for you with Colleen Kavanaugh. Colleen is a Certified Caregiving Consultant over at TheLongestDance.com. I’ve gotten to know Colleen personally through Life With Intention Online and through Life With Intention Mastermind this year and am so grateful to share her story. In this episode, Colleen shares the journey that led to the intuition-led career she now has -- and the difficult (and life-giving) decade that came before this new chapter of her life. She’ll also be sharing openly about her experience with LWIO, who she believes it is a good fit for, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story of someone finding true clarity with their next career path, or for anyone looking to find out if Life With Intention Online may be the right fit for them.   [Tweet "“The being is where we need to be." - @thelongestdance"] [Tweet "“Everything is just a moment, and you're always evolving." - @thelongestdance"] [Tweet "“Stop doing and start being. " - @thelongestdance"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Colleen was a caregiver to both of her parents who lived with Breast Cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and also had a job, was raising a family and was coping the best she was able to. Colleen discusses that she knew something was missing in her life, but it took a while to figure what that was. She describes how she wasn't fully happy with her life and noticed she had an internal resistance building up. She talks about how that resistance led to her making a change and fix her life going forward. Colleen mentions that she began exercising to help deal with her struggles and later, she used Life With Intention Online to help her move forward. She tells us her views about Life With Intention Online and how it helped transform her to the person she is today. Colleen discusses how great and important the community that is formed from LWIO and how it has become her support, inspiration, accountability and source of strength in her life. She tells her her favorite part of LWIO was discovering her intentions and finding her values. Colleen describes how her daughter has joined her in LWIO to help narrow her Values while moving onto college and beyond. She tells us how she is more focused on keeping what she wants in her life in, and what she wants out of her life out.   SHOW NOTES The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle LWIO Alumni Interview with Katie Evans LWIO Alumni Interview with Anna Locke LWIO Alumni Interview with Elizabeth Piper   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS - Life With Intention Online registration is now open through Friday, September 16. Class runs September 18th - October 21st. PPS - Join me tomorrow night for a free online fireside chat about how I’m using my current Values-based intentions to guide my travels and my dating life!
Sep 13, 2016
TLS #166: Flowing With Changing Seasons & Shifting Priorities
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Today’s show is all about the surprising reality that hit me as I came back to London on the second leg of my adventure… The unexpectedly Fall-like weather in London, and the changing priorities of this journey. In fact, many of us may be going through a new season weather-wise, career-wise, relationship-wise, or other-wise… and if we are in the flow, it may catch us by surprise. In this episode, I’ll be sharing what I’ve done to stay in the flow while this shift happens and how you can do the same in any shift you may be making as well. This episode is perfect for anyone who is feeling a bit “off” in some area of their lives, or for anyone who is knowingly going through a life transition and want to stay fully present along the way.   [Tweet "“As you find your flow in your life, you will feel the season shift when it happens." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Think of this new season as a fresh-start of something new." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How going from a summer to fall season made me feel ”off” or different. What this transition period or “season” can look like in your life and why it can be a positive part of your life. Why thinking or planning too far in the future may make us skip living the present moments of our lives. How, even with seasonal changes, we can assess the situation and find alignment within it. How with all the things that have changed in my life, I still reflect on the past and shift my perspective to the future chapter of my life. What is the universe flowing to me in this new season of my journey? Why there might be parts of our lives we need to add to and some parts that we need to let go. Why you want to find balance and be as present as possible while cherishing the progress you’ve made from the previous chapter of your life. How writing down all the memories from your past chapters can help you hold on to them but allow you to move forward. How asking your intuition can help you guide your flow or provide insight going forward. Why we should seek newness, spontaneity and growth.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online TLS #157: We Don’t Have to Own To Appreciate (Moose Tracks Ice Cream) Writing To Your Intuition TLS #85: optimize your hormones to improve *every* aspect of your life with Alisa Vitti    LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 08, 2016
TLS #165: Flowing with families/full-time jobs, homesickness, & LWIO
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Today’s Lively Show is covering a wide array of flow related questions many listeners have shared on Instagram this September. We’ll be diving into flow in regards to families, full-time jobs, fighting through difficulties, and super long commutes. I’ll be sharing how I think flow can be applied to each of these circumstances and more. Plus, I’m also sharing what I’d take with me on a deserted island, how I’ve meshed with European locals on my travels, and what I do to eat healthy while traveling. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a fun mix of questions and answers, or anyone who wants to hear more about how flow can apply to stable life circumstances.   PS - I wanted you to be the first to know that I will be hosting a special intention setting workshop this Thursday (9/8) - Be sure to save yourself a spot by clicking here.    [Tweet "“Personal Growth is letting go of resistance in my life." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE I'll ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS   What do you love most about London? What keeps you coming back? Is it possible to incorporate some structure into a way of living that flows?  How do you strike the balance between getting things done whilst staying open to what flows into your life? How is Ellie doing? Do you plan to bring her with you when you get settled someplace? When is your book coming out?! I'd like to hear your thoughts about incorporating flow when your life isn't just your own.  I would like to know a bit more how to deal with flow and intuition vs boredom. How to "shut" my brain off a bit to be able to be more present and concentrate on the moment. I feel like I need guidance on how to take small steps towards making this goal of working less and being home more a reality. Right now bills and this need to financially provide for my family is what motivates me to stick with my current job. Have you been homesick at all? How do you go on social media (Instagram/Facebook) and not compare your life to everyone else's? How do you identify, process and practice making flow u-turns when you experience them? Is there a common formula you use to quickly go thru the needed steps to feel the contrast, appreciate it, find the lesson, let it go, feel gratitude and flow on? When you are tackling a new project, how do you plan out the work and hold yourself to deadlines? How you are handling being away from friends and loved ones. Do you feel like you are missing out on major events in their lives? Do you feel like you have to sacrifice the time you share with them for the opportunity to travel abroad for long stretches of time? How are you working through those emotions? How do you reconcile the idea of flow with the idea that some things are worth working hard or going through difficulty for? How do you recommend living with flow for people with spouses, children and corporate jobs who may have to plan well ahead and can't always follow a whim? What 3 things would you take with you to a deserted island? What's taking you to the other continents later this year? The school you helped build? work? pleasure and friends? How does someone with anxiety use flow to lessen their anxiety about world events that are so out of our control? How do you balance enjoying the moment vs the thoughts and ideas that arise for say, future entrepreneurial ideas, future travel plans, future life stages? How have you managed to eat healthy while traveling? Tips please! I'm fascinated by the concept of flow and would love to try and implement that in my life however I don't how to make it happen with a full time job and about 4 hours of commute every day. I feel like I have no time left to be.  Any advice? What does personal growth mean to you? Do you feel like you can blend in with the locals in Europe?
Sep 06, 2016
TLS #164: Simple + Difficult, Easy + Complicated
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Today’s show is all about the difference in lifestyle I’ve noticed between the new format of my life and travels, compared to how things were when I was living in my home in “life as usual” before this trip. For me, life now is simpler and more difficult, and before I left it was easier and more complicated. In the episode, I’m sharing what the difference between each way of life are, which version I prefer, and what you can do to infuse more of the elements that resonate with you in your life - whether you are traveling much or not at all. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a thought provoking reflection on how our lifestyle choices please and challenge us to grow in meaningful ways.     [Tweet "“Sometimes you need the complicated in order to know you want the simpler." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How I made certain shifts in my life and how they made my life extremely simple. How thinking and using language when you are emerged in different cultures and regions can be difficult at times. How adjusting to the “normal” in a new place or city can be difficult. Why simple tasks like making phone calls is more difficult while traveling and the solution I found. How having less clothes simplifies my choices and day-to-day needs. Why I prefer the simpler and more difficult path and how that leads to more time doing things that are important to me. How I have been going with the Flow and taking the adventures that follow while living in the present moment. How the idea of owning more stuff now goes against my idea of living simpler. Why I am only choosing to invest in relationships that bring me higher. Why I’m limiting the amount and consumption of media in my life. Why cultivating the travel mindset and exploring new cultures is so important to me. How simplifying gives you more time to reflect in your work about what’s most important to you, including the deeper and difficult work. Why planning less and flowing more may be the right way to handle life.   SHOW NOTES   T-Mobile International Plans The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Abraham-Hicks TLS #162: What Knowing Feels Like Get Updates on my Instagram Feed   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 01, 2016
TLS #163: Alignment Before Action
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In today’s Lively Show, I’m sharing the career shift I’ve been making over the past 4-6 months that has resulted in some amazing and effective results. I’m talking about making a shift from the “effort and action” mentality that is commonly spoken about in personal development and entrepreneurship spaces and replacing it with “alignment before action.” This episode is perfect for anyone who is interested in trying a new approach to work and life that may result in more fun, flow, and effectiveness -- with less stress and burnout.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why I ask the question, "What if we didn’t have to try so hard in our life to get the same results?" What if we focus on our flow and alignment with our intuition first before taking action? Why I spent 80% of my mornings making sure I was aligned so the remaining 20% of my actions were used writing my book. How meditation in the morning has helped keep my alignment and flow in check. How writing to my intuition is one of the biggest ways to uncover my alignment in these tougher moments. How gratitude walks help us find our alignment and make all the actions and effort we take so much more effective. When we feel frustrated or out of alignment, we should stop working and get ourselves back into a place of good, positive feeling before taking more action.   SHOW NOTES   Meditation Apps Life with Intention Online Writing to intuition Tony Robbins Alex and Mimi Ikonn Episode Abraham Hicks   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 25, 2016
TLS #162: A Lively Adventure – What Knowing Feels Like (& What To Do When You Don’t Know)
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Today’s Lively episode is the first “Adventure” now that I’m back in the US! As I’m here once again, my ego wants to know where I’ll live, or at least when I’ll know where I want to live... ASAP. But the truth is: I don’t have any intuition about that right now. As I live in this murky place of uncertainty, I’m sharing the two biggest things I’m focusing on, which also apply to anyone else going through a phase of unknowing in relationships, career, or otherwise. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to know what “knowing” feels like, or for anyone who is in a phase of “not knowing” at the moment and wants some direction and clarity for this season of life.     [Tweet "“Practice and all is coming." - Sri K. Pattabhi Jois"] [Tweet "“Where we want to go is with the Flow." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How I’m learning to handle integrating the new experiences I had abroad with the familiar experiences I’ve had before the trip. My unanswered question of, “When will I know where I should be?” I’ll talk about what knowing feels like and what to do when you don’t know. How when we don’t have the knowing, we procrastinate or take fearful inaction, or we lean into another person’s “knowing” instead of using our own intuition. How using another person’s knowing is actually their ego projecting their personal values, experience, and satisfaction onto you, thus preventing you from living your life from you own Values. Why collecting the data through real world experience will eventually allow that sense of knowing to come about and be able to move forward confidently. How data collecting proves what we want and don’t want. How important to keep the practice and all is coming mentally. Why we want to grow, be challenged and have fun along the way, which is how we have to experience life. Why we need to go with the Flow without forcing it or fighting it, rather find the flow that feels natural, ease-filled and fluid.   SHOW NOTES   "Hold On" by Rivvrs Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute  Abraham Hicks     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 18, 2016
TLS #161: My Top 10 Lessons From My “Lively Adventure”
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This is my first week back in the States! (Talk about “all the feels.”) Before leaving in May, I was most curious to know how this trip would “change me” - since so many people said extended international travel would do just that. Well, today I’m reflecting on the top 10 lessons I’ve learned - and what I think I’m going to do in my life (based on this experience) going forward. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about the lessons I’ve learned this summer which apply to us all, near or abroad.           IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   10. Follow your intuition, even when things feel uncertain. 9. How to use flow to direct my adventures. 8. Internal alignment is greater than external expectations. (following other people’s flow is not going to work for me). 7. Sometimes the Flowing gets tough. 6. Sometimes there’s a dip after a really, really great period. 5. Your skills and values can never be taken away. 4. Pain happens, suffering is optional. 3. We don’t have to own to appreciate. 2. Our emotions do not need to equal our circumstances. 1. How have I changed on this journey?   SHOW NOTES TLS Vlog - The Big Annoucement TLS Vlog from NYC TLS #156: Meditation Retreat Dhanakosa Buddhist Meditation Retreat Center Alex + Mimi Ikon Vlog about Climbing Ben Nevins Ben Nevins - Scotland Writing to Your Intuition Course TLS #152: Getting Answers and the U-Curve Hypothesis The U-Curve Hyposisthese – Sverre Lysgaard TLS #157: Appreciation Episode TLS #159: Emotions and Circumstances   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 11, 2016
TLS #160: Your Questions Answered – intuition resistance, budget, reentry & my next adventure
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It’s time time again for… Questions + Answers... August edition! We are covering a whole bunch of “bits and bobs” (my new favorite Britishism) today. There are lots of travel questions, intuition writing queries, more international dating stuff, and more. So let’s dive in, shall we? This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to tap into their intuition more (and might be facing some resistance), wants to learn how I’ve approached this open ended travel (phone bills, etc.), or wants to know what it’s been like to date people from different cultures while traveling.     [Tweet "“I do what brings me joy, and leave the rest." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What kind of cell phone plan do you have while traveling? How are you bringing pleasure to your life while traveling without your usual comforts (candles and nice bedding etc) with being out of routine. And what have you found best and worst about traveling solo-ish? What caused you to follow a strictly gluten and dairy free diet, and how have you navigated in your travels with these dietary restrictions? Are you worried about reentry? How are you preparing for it? Or are you holding off on thinking about it? Have you run into any entrepreneurs who are on similar adventures while bringing along a child and partner? What microphone do you use? Has this adventure ignited a travel bug in you? Are you already thinking about where you would like to go on an adventure next? Have you been able to maintain your Personal Victory practice each morning or have you substituted it for something else? What are your fears/limiting beliefs about living abroad permanently? What do you do if you are too scared to do what your intuition tells you? Do you have any suggestions for getting through the initial roadblock while journaling/writing to my intuition? How do we deal with the ego trying to impersonate the intuition? Have you found it difficult to date in Europe with the culture differences?  Can you comment on how you traveled abroad with just a passport for the amount of time you did?  Did you apply for a visa? Or were there any other loop holes that you took advantage of that let you stay in Europe for longer than three months? Have you ever taken a leap because you listened to your intuition and then regretted it or continued to second-guess yourself after making the decision? How do you cope with decisions that you made and had good reasons for at the time, but now are stuck with and somewhat regret? Are you into Hamilton at all? Also, do you know what your Myers-Briggs personality type is, and if so, do you put much stock in that system? Is it too early to ask how this journey has already changed you?  Now that you have had this tremendous opportunity have you felt comfort in this type of travel and incorporated it into what you now enjoy and can see yourself doing? My daughter and I are going to London in October and would love your top 3 suggestions for things to do! How do you budget? Do you have a spending limit per day? How else have you incorporated exercise into your travel? Is it just natural since you are likely walking a lot? How have you kept in touch with close family & friends while traveling? How is your away luggage holding up?         SHOW NOTES WhatsApp Messaging App TLS VLOG #17: WHAT I PACKED FOR EUROPE! (PART 1) TLS #85 with Alisa Vitti (Flo Living) Flo Living WomanCode Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Microphone Writing To Your Intuition Course Hamilton Myer’s Briggs Sketch - London Dishoom Farm Girl Cafe Hyde Park - London       LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 09, 2016
TLS #159: A Lively Adventure: Our emotions do not equal our circumstances
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Today’s Lively Show is going into a subject that I’m fascinated by: the connection (or disconnection) between circumstances and emotions. This is some new territory on TLS, we have touched on emotions briefly in this episode with Brooke Castillo, and today I’m going deeper into how we can chose to positively shift our emotions despite circumstances that would normally “dictate” otherwise. And, how by choosing positive emotions before things happen, situations unfold in better than “expected.” This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to have more positive feelings and less emotional reactivity to circumstances (or other people’s emotions) in their lives.   [Tweet "“Our emotions are triggered by our circumstances." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“We can only be the light, and wait for them to ask how we shine." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Even though our circumstances can vary, our access to different emotions is relatively limited. The scale of emotions (see below) and how they relate and range in your life. How our circumstances do not have to define where we land on this scale. Why we don’t always need to feel the worst because of the worst circumstances. Due to the large amount of circumstances and limited amount of emotions, the scale can help us identify where we and others are on the scale. We can see what emotions we gravitate to the most, it allows us to have empathy for ourselves and others, we can question whether the emotion we are currently feeling is serving us in the situation or see if we can float to a higher emotion. Can we choose our emotions before our circumstances? Why we need to model our behavior for others so they desire what your secret is to adjust their emotion and mood. We don’t need to attach our own emotional well-being to the moods of others.   SHOW NOTES   Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins TLS #68 with Hal Elrod      LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 04, 2016
TLS #158: July Favorites – tea infused chocolate, a rose cocktail, spiritual teachings & a “sparkle water” ring
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Today I’ve got a fresh batch of “favorites” to share with you from July! I’m chatting about some recent jewelry purchases, the prettiest chocolate bars I’ve ever eaten (with inventive flavorings), the spiritual teachings I’ve been listening to all summer, and some favorite spots and cocktails from London and Edinburgh. This episode is for anyone who wants to hear about some fun new jewelry purchases, spiritual teachings, and floral infused foods and cocktails to try.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why I love jewelry so much, especially when I travel. How chocolate from Coco Chocolatier is the best - they have organic chocolates in stunning papers. How milk chocolate and rose, milk chocolate and lavender, and dark chocolate earl grey tea and bergamot are some of my favorite chocolates. How Dishoom's Edwina's Affair has the best description for a drink: “The hush-hush love triangle of gin, rose and cardamom, in a secret garden of fresh mint, strewn with candied rose petals. Light, refreshing, captivating." That there was a beer in Edinburgh that is described as a “Smooth Scottish beer with hints of toffee, vanilla, and oak.” How I have been on a quest to study Abraham Hicks in books, audio, and video!     SHOW NOTES TLS Vlog #5: Austin | Jess Lively Stacking Rings - Goldeluxe Thistle & Bess Sparkle Water Ring - 5Octobre Kelly Diamond Star Ring Ravi Layered Necklace from Anthropology Coco Chocolatier from Edinburgh The Farm Girl 3 Floyds Brewing The Elephant House Cafe JK Rowling - Harry Potter Collection Dishoom’s Edwina’s Affair Innus & Gunn Original -- Oak Aged Beer Audible.com Get any free audio book you’d like at Audible.com/lively Law of Attraction The Astonishing Power of Emotions Ask and It Is Given - The Processes Abraham Hicks YouTube Channel Favorite Restaurant: The Dogs in Edinburgh Favorite Coffee Shop: Chelsea Quarter Cafe     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 02, 2016
TLS #157: A Lively Adventure – We Don’t Have to Own To Appreciate
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Today’s Lively Show episode is inspired by a moment I had next to a set of crystallized coasters in an Anthropologie in Edinburgh, Scotland. Inspiration really can come from all sources, eh?  : ) As I stared wistfully at the coasters, vintage inspired glasses, and brass bottle openers, I had a powerful realization about the ‘blend’ of things our lives, the power of imagination, and our limiting beliefs about appreciation and gratitude. This episode is perfect for anyone who is finding themselves envious of the relationships, homes, families, travel, clothing, etc. of people they know, or the people they follow on social media.   [Tweet "“Sometimes the blend of our lives goes a bit more in one direction than another." - @jessclively"] [Tweet "“We do not need to own to appreciate." - @jessclively"] [Tweet "“Use your imagination and connect with your intuition." - @jessclively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How drink coasters from Anthropologie taught me the empowering truth about when you want something that either you can’t or you choose not to have right now. How Moose Tracks ice cream relates to gratitude and appreciation. How our consumerism has affected our ability to have a positive emotion and gratitude whether we own something or not. How I used my imagination to feel the emotions and appreciate the feeling and joy, and let them go, to then follow my intuition for my next steps in life. How seeking new things in our lives that do not align with our intuition is never worth it. Why it’s awesome to have so many different experiences and emotions that are positive from those said experiences without actually having to own them in our lives.   SHOW NOTES Alex Ikonn Vlog Mimi Ikonn Vlog TLS#75:  Mimi Ikonn TLS #113 with Alex Ikonn Writing to Your Intuition Course   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 28, 2016
TLS #156: A Lively Adventure – Processing Pain: Reflections on a Buddhist Meditation Retreat
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In today’s Lively Adventure episode I’m sharing what I learned from Dhanakosa, a weeklong Buddhist Meditation Retreat, that I participated in the Scottish Highlands last week. I’m sharing what the retreat itself was like, what I personally experienced during my self-reflection regarding relationships, and lessons learned from processing physical and emotional pain. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about what the meditation retreat was like or those who are looking for a way to process physical or emotional pain.     [Tweet "“It too shall pass." - @jessclively"] [Tweet "“Practice and all is coming." - @jessclively"] [Tweet "“Suffering comes from the story I assign to the pain, not the pain itself." - @jessclively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The Buddhist meditation retreat is a week long retreat and included four meditations a day, each about 20-35 min and then long periods of silence. How it allowed me to be active while getting to know the people in my group while sharing and discussing what we were learning together in the retreat. The three specific practices in this meditation: mindfulness of breathing, loving kindness and chanting mediations. How I managed to live with intense migraines while still experiencing extreme joy during this retreat. How I believe that the headaches were a sign that I was headed in the right direction towards rebalancing my body and being closer to my Flow. How focusing on “full ease” allowed me to go through my day much easier and with gratitude, without thinking too much about the pain. That I believe that one important lesson was to show me how to be joyful, even when things are uncomfortable. How this retreat proved that the mindset shifts I’ve been making over the last ten years have transformed me into a  person that can deal with issues (like migraines) and still have a great and joyful experience. My mindset shifts have been comprised of: living life by my Values, detaching myself from the ego, understanding my choice of emotions before outcomes, using meditation to notice and observe the ego, and having epic empathy for myself. How seeking the Flow and following the Adventure that comes with it, instead of resisting it, has helped me continue this journey abroad.   SHOW NOTES   Dhanakosa Buddhist Meditation Retreat Center Vipassana Meditation   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 21, 2016
TLS #155: Your Questions Answered – Flow, Vices, Travel Routines & Int’l Dating
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Today I’ve got a fun episode covering many questions asked in this July’s Q+A call out. I’m discussing a variety of subjects including: how I found my coaches, whether I’m feeling freedom (or boredom) from my travel capsule wardrobe, my advice for overcoming vices, things I miss about the US, my “must see” recommendations, and my experiences dating internationally. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in learning about the subjects I shared above along with my travel approach, intuition + career, and more.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Where are you staying during your travels? Do you figure it out one day at a time? What do you miss most about the US? It seems like your coaches have been incredibly helpful and influential during this huge transition period. I was wondering how you found them and how you knew they were the right fit for you? I've been loving following along on your adventure! I'd love to know if you're finding any new rituals or routines abroad that you're hoping to incorporate into your life back home — wherever that may be ?. Must see recs from your trip so far? I've found myself so excited and I'll be honest a little envious of you adventure (in the kindest way). If you were to try to recreate your adventure "at home" how would you do it? What parts have felt the best? Do you ever find yourself purposely not writing to your intuition so you can instead focus on living in the moment and not looking for answers or do you find that writing to your intuition helps calm a busy ego driven mind so you're more easily able to live in the moment? What tips would you give to someone trying to give up a major vice? I was wondering how you manage to stay grounded while abroad. I've been on two extended trips and both times I've found the lack of routine difficult and I've ended up feeling anxious and overwhelmed, and then I feel like I don't get as much out of the experience as I should. I would love to hear some tips! I know it's time to leave my job, for moral and health reasons (stress) but I can't because of financial need for steady income for my family. Staying put and doing the work is fine, it's dealing with leadership that is hard. What process do you go through when you know it's time to leave but you have to stay? What's in your handbag/day pack while you are traveling, does it differ from what you'd carry around back home? Would love to hear an update on your book! Are you writing while traveling or is the project on hold? So looking forward to reading it! Love following your travels! I’d love to hear how you're feeling with the limited wardrobe - is it boring yet or is the limited options more freeing? How do you cope with being away from your family and friends when you're on your travels? What kind of technology do you have with you to continue podcasting? How do you reconcile the idea of flow with the idea that there are some things worth working or overcoming obstacles for? Do you see yourself living long term in Europe sometime in the near future?? Love your podcast btw! Have you tried dating in Europe? If so, how is it different from the US? I recently started listening to your podcasts and I've learned so much about flow and intuition vs ego. I recently moved to Denver for a contract position that was supposed to last six months. It only lasted one. After that, I couldn't find a job that paid enough and I ended up blowing through my savings and now I'm living with my mom in a small rural town and so far, my intuition isn't telling me to move elsewhere. This scares me. In my life, I crave a close set of friends, a serious relationship, and a successful career, and I just don't see how I'll be able to have those things while I'm living here, especially living at home, which I'm far too old to be doing (I'm in my 30...
Jul 19, 2016
TLS #154: A Lively Adventure – When What You Have is Taken Away
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Today’s Lively Adventure is about the empowering truth behind what happens when what you have in your life, like a job, home, relationship, or wallet is taken away from you - willingly or unwillingly. I’m sharing the mindset shift that helped me make the decision to peacefully give up what I spent 10 years carefully creating in the span of just a few days, as well as coming to terms with a few other things that have been removed from my life without consent. This episode is perfect for anyone who has either had something they love taken away from them, or for anyone who is contemplating a change that will require them to release something they love from their lives.     [Tweet "“You're not all or nothing" - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why I took a day off from traveling and just stayed in to be able to reflect inward and take a break from all the sensory overload while traveling. I tell you the story of when my wallet was stolen and how it applies to my current circumstances and my abilities to continue to live life on my terms. How selling my house and belongings does not give away the ability to have a home and things in the future. Why investing in our skills and abilities means we can take bolder, intuitive-led action and face the uncertainties of life. How the things we give up in our lives, either willingly or unwillingly, are just part of the journey.    SHOW NOTES Villa Valentina - Cinque Terre TLS #135: Facing Life-Changing News with Grace & Gratitude with Mariana López González Writing to your Intuition     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 07, 2016
TLS #153: June Favorites – Bikinis, Dresses, Face Masks, Scents & More
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Today’s favorites episode covers a wide array of shopping, reading, and watching… from bikinis to Euro cup! I’ll be sharing the Portuguese swimsuit trend I can’t believe I’ve adopted(!), one of my new favorite clothing lines, a face mask that has helped tame the acne that has cropped up on this trip, and my favorite new scent. Plus, I’ll be sharing about a new book from a Lively Show guest I had the privilege of reading that is all about masculine + feminine energy and relationships. : ) This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a good book to read, or for anyone who is interested in what I’ve picked up along my travels.       SHOW NOTES   Oysho Bikini #1 Oysho Bikini #2 Diptyque Geranium Odorata Roll-On Comptoir Des Cotonniers - Black Silk Top Rituals Foaming Shower Gel!!!! Obey Your Body Purifying Clay Mask Bingo Theory  by Mimi Ikonn TLS #103 with Anna Gardner (Vivianna Does Makeup) TLS #136: My 5 Favorite Guided Meditation Apps TLS #113: A huge dose of life, business & relationship inspiration for 2016 with Alex Ikonn TLS #120: A $250,000 Productivity Habit To get Important Stuff Done With Alex Ikonn Mimi Ikonn's site Mimi Ikonn's Vlog The Euro Cup   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 05, 2016
TLS #152: A Lively Adventure – When You Want All of the “Answers” Right Now
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This week on TLS I'm sharing the real deal: I had a pretty disorienting week. I'm feeling a bit like a fish out of water - I’m not quite sure where I belong in the world and where I'll end up in the next few weeks, months, or years (as much as my ego would like to start gnawing on these questions and answers now). In the episode, I'll be sharing what I've learned from this fuzzy period so far, and how we can all approach confusing moments like these in our lives. This episode is perfect for anyone who is feeling like they want to know the “answers” to aspects of their lives, yet life is telling them it's not yet time to know.     [Tweet "“It’s all ok - the answers will come - you’re right where you need to be - you’re doing a great job!" - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Have faith - find the Flow - and go from that point into the Adventure that will follow" - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   I’ll tell you about why I have a feeling of disorientation. I explain what the U-Curve Hypothesis is and how I'm experiencing the phases of it on this trip. What the Honeymoon, Crisis, Adaptation, Recovery, and Adjustment stages reflect during cross-cultural adjustment. Why I need to listen to my intuition (and less of the Ego) and stick to Adventure and Flow. Why I don’t need to reach for the answers which cannot be given to me now.   SHOW NOTES   The U-Curve Hyposisthese - Sverre Lysgaard Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke Abraham Hicks     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 30, 2016
TLS #151: A Lively Adventure – When The Flowing Gets Tough…
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Today’s Lively Adventure is all about what happens when the flowing in our lives… stops flowing. After 5 or 6 weeks of being in the flow in my life - and reaping the peaceful, fun, and surprising adventures that came from this way of living - this last week the “flow” slowed to a trickle. Okay, maybe not even a trickle. Today, I’m sharing what that experience was like, what helped (and what didn’t help), and what I hope may benefit anyone else feeling this way in their own lives. This episode is perfect for anyone who is going through some really tough times and feel like finding the flow is just not happening.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How tough the Flow was as my Ego was guiding the Adventure. How important thought and mindset is in our lives, both now and in general. Why we don’t need things in order to live a beautiful, content, joyful, and creative life. What I learned to be the most important thing, which is sometimes we just go against the flow, and that's ok. How writing to my intuition helped me when I was in a negative place. I ask the question: What is the universe Flowing to me in the present moment?   SHOW NOTES   Jess Lively – Writing to Your Intuition Writing To Your Intuition on the Vlog TLS #148: Adventure and Flow   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 21, 2016
TLS #150: A Lively Adventure – Internal Alignment vs. External Expectations
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Today’s Lively Adventure subject is one that is near and very dear to my heart right now: Internal Alignment vs. External Expectations. This is something that I’ve been practicing in recent weeks and is very important to me as I share with you what I’m going through as it unfolds live. And it’s also a powerful practice that can benefit us all, no matter what our current circumstances may be. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to make sure they are following their intuition instead of the expectations of others in their lives.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why I am focusing on internal alignment on my travels throughout Europe and how my intuition is guiding that process. The reason I’m not reading and responding to comments on the Blog, Vlog, and Podcast as I usually do. How I am getting into the Flow for my Adventure. How do I get out of these traps that the Ego puts us in that steers us into an outcome or relationships that we want them to go for. The importance of a gratitude walk. Why we should list the (positive) aspects of our life that are going well, since that redirect helps change your energy. Why we should have grace and empathy for ourselves, especially when our Ego is struggling. How using uplifting messages, words, and books can help expand your perspective.   SHOW NOTES   The Lively Show with Alex Ikonn #113 The Lively Show with Alex Ikonn #120 Abraham-Hicks Publications The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho Jess Lively - Writing to Your Intuition     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 16, 2016
TLS #149: Your Questions Answered – Travel Tips, Highs & Lows, and The Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten
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Today on The Lively Show, I’m answering listener questions about all things travel, from how to talk to strangers and make new friends, to the lessons I’ve learned so far, and what European city I can see myself living in later this year. In addition, I’m also sharing the best advice I’ve ever received (which I still use today), my favorite nail polish, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in hearing about travel tips I’ve picked up along the way, the value of mentorship, and more.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How are you liking Europe and what are you learning about yourself? What are your travel essentials? Was there anything you could have left behind that you don’t find yourself using as much as you thought? Name you top 3 favorite things and experiences so far about your European adventure. What is the best advice you received and how did it affect your life? What’s been a high point and what’s been a low point on your adventure? Which European products do we need more of in the States? What products are you missing? How valuable mentorship and coaching really is? What amazing food and tea have you had on your travels? How much are you sticking to your gluten and dairy-free lifestyle? How will you choose your next home? What are good things to look for and to have in mind for both the house and the location? What is your typical day like while you are traveling? How are you balancing the planning and life stuff you have to do against sightseeing and other fun things? Do you have any insights of how I can learn more about my own gifts in a spiritual manner? What makeup do you use on your eyebrows? How do you access the emotions and feelings related to the idea that “...if X happens then I’ll be happy...” without X actually happening? Talk about the process? How do you have the courage to start conversations with strangers? How do the conversations begin and are they ever awkward? How did you initially figure out what to do for work? What nail polish were you wearing on your Home Tour Vlog?   SHOW NOTES Everlane Raincoat Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera Oysho Bikinis MadeWell OPTI-FREE Express Alisa Viyti Episode of The Lively Show Farm Girl Cafe - Rose Tea Lattes Afternoon Tea at Sketch in London Jess Lively - Writing to Your Intuition Writing To Your Intuition on the Vlog Eyebrows done by the Brow Bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan The Lively Show - Brooke Castillo Episode Abraham-Hicks Publications The Lively Show - Alex Ikonn Episode The Lively Show - Matthew Hussey Episode Smith and Cult – Pillow Pie Nail Polish   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 14, 2016
TLS #148: A Lively Adventure – How I’m Using My Values-Based Intention in My Life & Travels
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This week I’d like to share how I’ve used my two newest Values in my life and travels to give me a sense of direction and clarity over the past month. Though there are still tons of unknowns in my life, like where I’m going to live, when I’ll come back to the states, or where I’m going to go next 9 days from now... I have been surprisingly peaceful, present, and become even more grounded lately than when I was living in my home in Ann Arbor. I believe that my focus on these two Values in my Values-based intention are the reason for this, and they are Values that we all can apply to our lives no matter what our living arrangements may be. This episode is perfect for anyone wanting to learn about a new Values-based intention that can help bring clarity, peace, and groundedness to even the most uncertain of adventures.     [Tweet ""Let Flow lead to the Adventure." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   I talk about my two newest Values: Adventure and Flow. Flow is feminine energy and is the balance of Adventure. It is all the synchronicities in life. Adventure is made up of action and outward activity and is the masculine value. How I applied my Adventure and Flow Values in my day to day activities. What Flow is to me and how to find it. How seeking the path of least resistance can allow your intuition to manage Flow. That writing to your intuition can be a great way to tap into your intuition. How Flow connected me to meet Anna and how she became my companion to the south of France. Find out how Flow is helping me determine where I’m staying each night (since I’m not planning in advance). See why I shifted the format of The Lively Show (temporarily) to go with the Flow. See how finding the Flow can lead to the next Adventure in your life!   SHOW NOTES   How To Hear From Your Intuition   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 09, 2016
TLS #147: May Favorites – New Favorite Shoes, Books, TV Shows & French Trends
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Today’s May Favorites episode includes the fiction book that I can’t stop listening to, the TV show that inspires me every time I watch, and some items I’ve picked on my travels. In addition, I’m also sharing the popular fashion trends that I’ve noticed from women in France, Portugal, and London. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in hearing about what I’ve been loving in May as well as anyone who wants to hear a bit about the street fashion I’ve noticed in Europe so far.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The books and music I've been listening to lately on my travels. My experience with Facial Reflexology. How my eating habits has affected my skin. Why I spent a crazy amount of money on a striped black and white T-shirt. What stuff people love in France, Portugal and the UK   SHOW NOTES "Hold One" by Rivvrs Musician Chris Ayer TLS #85 with Alisa Vitti The Blemish Stick with Tea Tree Oil from The Body Shop Audible.com The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone Netflix: Chef's Table Series Adidas Stan Smith Shoes   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 07, 2016
TLS #146: A Lively Adventure – Why I Sold My House & Furniture (and Now Live Out of a Carry-On)
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Welcome to Season 3 of The Lively Show! Today I am SO pumped to share a big change in my own life that unfolded the week before I left for Europe and the process I applied to making that decision. In today’s episode, I’ll be sharing what it means to “put out a fleece” in order to make a huge life change. — I’ll be sharing where this idea comes from, how I used it in my own decision, and how you can apply this to your own life choices as well. This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to hear about an exciting new development in my life (which felt scary when it first happened) and for anyone looking to learn about a new way to make big decisions with faith and as much clarity as possible. Also, because of this new and unexpected chapter of my life unfolding in real time, I’m going to be sharing the life experiences, perspectives, and lessons I’m learning as I follow this new path on solo shows each Thursday this summer during this “Lively Adventure.” Traditional Thursday interviews will resume later this summer/fall when I am back in the States.     [Tweet "“Forget safety. 
Live where you fear to live.
 Destroy your reputation.
 Be notorious." - Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi"] [Tweet "“Try to be as present as possible from one moment to the next." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How I made this decision to sell my house and furnishings. Find out the forces in my life that told me why I needed to do this. How talking and writing to my intuition helped me decide. How my neighbor’s advice proved the “test” that I needed to complete this life task. How I'm loving the idea of flow in my life.   SHOW NOTES TLS Vlog #10: I Have A BIG Announcement! Story of Gideon from the Bible: Judges Ch 6:36-40     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 02, 2016
TLS All Star Episode #145: Minimalism, Design, & Mental Health with Kate Arends (Wit and Delight)
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Today’s All Star episode comes from mid-way through season 1 of TLS, and made a huge splash back when it aired and is definitely worth a second listen -- or a first time listen if you are new to the show. : ) Designer and blogger, Kate Arends, of the very popular Wit and Delight, goes into a wide array of subjects including what minimalism is really about, the perceived pressure she feels to make her home amazing, her past mental health challenges, and she dishes out the most reshared quote in TLS history about authenticity. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about minimalism, authenticity, thriving with mental health issues, or designing for Target.   [Tweet ""Authenticity is not needing external approval to feel good about your actions." - @witanddelight"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How homeownership is going for Kate and her husband, and the journey they took to find the home they recently purchased. Kate's thoughts on how minimalism has been warped in the design world. Why Kate has devoted herself to "optimal-izing" her struggles with perfectionism and control. The evolution of Kate's design aesthetic as she creates her new home, and the pressures she can feel from creating a space given she has a new home line out for Target. The challenges Kate faced with working within the constraints of a launch with Target for Wit and Delight and how she navigated those challenges to create her collection. How the Target collection has changed Kate's personally and in her career. How Kate stays grounded during such an upswing in her career. The struggles Kate has had with mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and ADHD and her wish for others with mental health issues. Kate shares her (brilliant and easy-to-understand) take on being authentic. What Kate would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Design Sponge Oh Joy Wit & Delight Target collection Life With Intention Online Kate's post on minimalism post Kristoffer Carter Lively Show episode about perfectionism and uncertainty Chipper Things The Lively Show with Erin Gates about optimalizing perfectionism   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 26, 2016
TLS All Star Episode #144: Optimizing Your Hormones To Improve Every Aspect of Your Life with Alisa Vitti (Flo Living)
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Today’s TLS episode is one of the most listened to episodes of all time -- and this All Star guest has personally influenced my daily habits in more ways than any other guest thus far. In this interview, hormone specialist, integrative nutritionist, and Flo Living founder, Alisa Vitti, shares some surprising facts and an entirely new way of approaching our lives. For example: Did you know that today’s traditional nutrition, work schedule, and exercise recommendations are all centered around male hormone patterns? Did you know things like PMS, cramps, unexplained infertility, low libido, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, and eczema are improved (or even fixable) by optimizing our hormones? This episode is perfect for women looking to understand how we can optimize our hormones to improve every aspect of our lives.     [Tweet "“Our hormones and our bodies are not a liability, they’re our power source.” - @FLOliving"] [Tweet "“Your body is telling you everything you need to know.” - @FLOliving"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What inspired Alisa to start a period club in the 6th grade with her friends. The intuitive feeling she had as a young woman that something wasn’t right in her body. The severe health issues Alisa experienced in her 20’s and how she finally discovered what was the cause of her problems. Why Alisa decided to find an alternative to her doctor’s recommendations for how to treat her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Alisa explains what hormones and the endocrine system are, why they are important, and why now is an especially important time for women to examine their hormonal health. Why Alisa’s protocol is helpful for any woman, not only women with serious issues like PCOS, fibroids, and endometriosis. Why I initially experienced resistance to learning about Alisa’s protocol. Why she believes in eating, exercising, and working differently throughout the month based on where you are in your cycle. Alisa’s advice to someone who is currently on the pill who would like to get healthy using the FLO protocol. Alisa’s advice to someone who might get criticized by friends and family about the new changes they are making. 3 baby steps you can take right now to get your health and hormones in balance. How having balanced hormones has given Alisa energy, focus. and power both during and after her recent pregnancy. What Alisa would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Flo Living WomanCode Alisa on Dr. Oz Functional Medicine Directory   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 19, 2016
TLS All Star Episode #143: How to Change Negative Thought Patterns & Understand The Ego with Brooke Castillo (The Life Coach School Podcast)
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Today’s Lively Show All Star is life coach and straight shooter, Brooke Castillo, of The Life Coach School and The Life Coach School Podcast. I have loved getting to know Brooke as a guest and friend since this interview first aired, and I still go back and listen to this episode to get a refresher on the truth and liberation that Brooke delivers in this interview. In particular, I LOVE the part where she shared that every emotion we think we will feel “once X, Y, or Z happens” is actually available to us right now, in this very moment. And the part about thoughts, emotions, and actions has become a powerful aspect of Work + Worth as well. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to understand the concept of “ego” (as I refer to it on the show) and wants to learn a step-by-step process to change negative thought patterns.     [Tweet "“The body you’re in is the body you’re meant to be in. There has been no mistake.” - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“There is no emotion that isn’t available to you right now.” -@BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Worry pretends to be necessary.” - @EckhartTolle"] [Tweet "“If you want to access a true intuition, you have to clean up your brain first.” -@BrookeCastillo"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Brooke’s love for self-help developed early on and what books had the greatest influence on her growing up. What Brooke believes is the most influential tool in your life and how it affects and creates your feelings. Brooke explains how we can better access our intuition by observing our thoughts and understanding the ego. Why Brooke believes we should look at our thoughts as opinions, rather than facts. The common misconception about the Law of Attraction. How we can create a huge shift in how we feel day to day by changing the way we think about our to-do list. We both discuss our own struggles with weight and how we were able to find peace in that area of our lives. The danger in finding your worth in your work. Brooke shares about her ongoing struggle with doubt. What Brooke would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Women Who Love Too Much Loving What Is Women Food and God Eckhart Tolle Intuition Writing Exercise Self Coaching 101 eBook Self Coaching 101 Intention tattoos   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 12, 2016
TLS All Star Episode #142: Curiosity, Epic Self-Compassion & Creativity with Elizabeth Gilbert (“Big Magic”)
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Today we are kicking off a special series for May: we're revisiting the most re-listened to episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 of TLS.  And I’ll be sharing the insights that have personally stuck with me the most from these incredible guests since the episodes first aired as well. To kick things off, we are starting with best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert. In this episode, Liz shares on a variety of topics including one of her newest books, Big Magic, creativity, curiosity vs. passion, and her thoughts on being a trickster and student. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to have a more compassionate + creative life, career, and relationship with themselves.     [Tweet "“Honor your creativity so much that you don’t demand it to provide for your entire life.” - @GilbertLiz"] [Tweet "“None of us are entitled to any outcome ever. This is the fiercest truth that there is about life on earth.” - @GilbertLiz"] [Tweet "“Practice on yourself the great tenderhearted passion you want to show to the world.” - @GilbertLiz"] [Tweet "“What do you want to do that makes your soul ignite?” - @GilbertLiz"] [Tweet "“Follow your curiosity.” - @GilbertLiz"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Elizabeth’s childhood spent living on a farm contributed to her creativity. Why Elizabeth doesn’t preach passion to others, and what she thinks is a better alternative to passion. How she is repurposing and reclaiming the word “entitlement.” Why Elizabeth believes people shouldn’t quit their day jobs in order to be creative. Why she thinks service is not effective if you don’t love the work. How Elizabeth is able to avoid martyrdom in her life and solve conflicts in a creative and playful way. Why self-compassion is essential for a joyful and beautiful life. How Elizabeth distinguishes between the soul and the ego and how her soul has kept her going through rejection and scrutiny. What she believes is the best way to help others. How Elizabeth has come to understand and work with her psychological creative cycles. What Elizabeth would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Eat Pray Love Big Magic Magic Lessons Podcast Get your free audio copy of Big Magic, or any other book you'd like at Audible.com/lively   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 05, 2016
TLS #141: April Favorites – Travel Edition: My Carry On, Duffle Bag, Clothing, Tech, & more
15:56
Today's April Favorites is all about travel! I've spent countless hours trying to optimize my packing list for Europe since I'm traveling for an unknown amount of time (1-3 months?) to unknown destinations -- with just a carry on and a duffle bag. Though I'm sure I will learn a lot along the way, I'm sharing the carry on, duffle bag, tech, clothing, and more that I've decided to at least start the trip with. ; ) This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear how I'm approaching the open-ended trip, or for anyone looking to hear about some great clothing, tech, books, and TV shows to check out.      IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   My favorite new carry on, duffle bag, and computer case. My favorite new coat, sweater, and sandals for travel. The newest book that's changed my life. My favorite TV show in April.   SHOW NOTES   Megan Bowers, Pictory Productions What's in My Gluten-Free Grocery Bag Vlog Everlane Anorak Rain Coat Everlane Crewneck sweater The True Cost Good Life For Less Sequins and Stripes Away Travel Carry On Hitha on The Go Herschel Duffle Bag Sole Society Sandals Marble Macbook Case Women's Anatomy of Arousal  Happy Endings   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 03, 2016
TLS #140 Answering Questions about Life, Career Wins & Overcoming Limits with Myleik Teele (CurlBox & My Taught You)
1:09:11
Today’s Lively Show is the season 2 finale! We are speaking with the incomparable Myleik Teele, founder of CurlBox and MyTaughtYou.com. Myleik was a huge hit on Season 1 and in today’s episode we are both answering listener questions from Myleik’s podcast, My Taught You. As you’ll hear, we each have slightly different approaches to life, and our conversation builds on one another’s perspectives in a way that is hopefully helpful and interesting. (And if you’d like to hear more episodes like this with Myleik [or other guests], please let me know!) This episode is perfect for anyone interested in hearing two slightly different viewpoints and shared perspectives on several different topics in life, love, and career.     [Tweet "“You have to keep working at it." - @myleik"] [Tweet "“Don’t panic. Just make a plan." - @myleik"] [Tweet "“Your life should be lived the way you want to live it." - @myleik"] [Tweet "“Feelings are not facts." - @myleik"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Myleik and Jess answer listener questions from Myleik’s podcast about life, relationships, wins, careers and more. They talk about breakups in a relationship and share their insights on how to deal with breakups and ways to regain focus and move ahead. They answer a question from a listener who needs to follow her intuition in order to find the career path that’s best for her. Myleik talks about one listener’s issue to “edit” or adjust her group of friends and the ways to go about having those hard conversations with friends. They talk about dealing with performance and mistakes in the workplace and how it can effect the longevity of one’s career. Myleik talks about dating and careers and how it is important to find a balance that works. She discusses how she incorporates a “work first” mentality into her current relationship and explains how it helps maintain their work values and fosters their personal connection together. Myleik talks about limits and boundaries and how we need to overcome the limits to move ahead with our lives.   SHOW NOTES   Conscious Uncoupling by Katherine Woodward Thomas TLS #52 : How to Hear From Your Intuition TLS #133 with Barrett Brooks of Fizzle.co TLS #124 with Brené Brown Crucial Conversation by Kerry Patterson The Queen's Code TLS #73 with Jonathon Fields (GOOD LIFE PROJECT) TLS #131 with Gary Vaynerchuk Pencils of Promise   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 28, 2016
TLS #139: Personal Struggles & Connecting to Your Intuition with Dana Shultz (Minimalist Baker)
54:13
Today’s Lively Show is with a beloved returning guest, Dana Shultz, of Minimalist Baker. In today’s show, we’re discussing an unknown, ongoing health issue that has led to Dana losing about 50% of her hair over the past year and a half and triggered a host of life lessons along the way. The doubts, vulnerability, and concerns Dana discusses are ones that many of us can relate to in various aspects of our lives - aging, illness, weight gain/loss, body changes with pregnancy, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone struggling with an ongoing health or self-worth issue that wants to feel connection and a bit less alone in their journey.     [Tweet "“Our intuition knows already, it’s just that we are afraid to ask." - @minimalistbaker"] [Tweet "“Just check-in with yourself." - @minimalistbaker"] [Tweet "“Meditation is like getting a massage, but for your mind." - @minimalistbaker"] [Tweet "“Reach out and share your struggles with other people." - @minimalistbaker"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Dana discusses some of the events in her life since being on The Lively Show during season one and how the past year and a half has been a personal struggle for her to overcome. She tells us that she believes making drastic health and medical changes contributed to her current hair loss condition. Dana says at first, she believed it was a temporary issue, but it continued and possibly got worse, but this issue began to take an emotional toll on her as well as being more self-conscious with herself. She explains how she became more closed to others, depressed and her confidence diminished as her problem grew. Dana tells us that it took a while to overcome the block to talk to her friends and family about her problem, but by doing so, her confidence is increased. She talks about how she is becoming more accepting of her hair loss and how she is incorporating mindfulness in her daily life as to not spiral back into the denial and rejection phases. Dana attributes her ability to accept and deal with her problem by having gratitude and being thankful for the things she has in life. She tells us how meditation brings her the calmness, peace and stability she needs daily. Dana shares her letter to her intuition that she wrote and how it has helped her talk through the things that were holding her back. She mentions how skeptical she was about tapping into her intuition, but by doing so, she has created a better place for herself in her life. Dana tells us that she has learned to listen to her body's physical needs and to control her stress to avoid the spiral effect of a problem.   SHOW NOTES   The Lively Show with Dana Shultz (Season One) Write To Your Intuition - Mini Course The Lively Show - Meditation Apps Insight Timer Woman Code - Alisa Vitti Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigore Skin Deep App Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking Cookbook   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     Photo credit: Carly Diaz
Apr 21, 2016
TLS #138: Getting Out of a Rut, My Biggest Fear, & Saying No to Money Opportunities (April Q&A)
38:49
Today on The Lively Show, I'm answering your April questions! We've got a bevy of topics including: how I stay positive and get out of a rut, what my Europe trip plans look like, my advice for new business owners in Chicago, how to say no to opportunities that provide money (that you don't really want to do), how to handle unwanted gifts, what qualities I'm looking for in a "Mr.", and more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn a bit more about how I live my own life, or how to handle a variety of personal, career, or business situations.      IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What's your sleep schedule/how much sleep do you usually get? I'm curious about how your plan to regulate your hormones and get your cycle back after going off the pill is going? Are you still eating gluten and dairy free? What else has helped? How are things going with your value of pleasure? What would your advice be to a young entrepreneur in Chicago just starting out?  How do you process and apply the fantastic advice and ideas from all the guests on the show? There are rarely episodes where nothing resonates with me. How do you manage it all? What is your favorite ice cream flavor? What are your top 3 guests you'd like to have on the show that you haven't yet? What do you enjoy doing on your free time? An individual from the past and the present who have had the most influence on you & why? I'd love to know how you manage your daily tasks and get the stuff you need done balanced with the stuff you WANT done. I find there's not much time for "me" unless I plan for it but then I default to sleep/netflix/youtube. Wondering how you manage it? Also, do you use a planner and/or task management software or to do list? What scent of candles you like to burn?  I'd love to hear an update on your upcoming trip.  What are you most afraid of?  Sunsets or sunrise? How do you say no to work opportunities that don't feel right in your gut but pay well?  I'm trying to balance the stress of looking for a job post grad with trying to stay calm about how long it's taking and how many of my friends are already employed. Any tips on how to stay focused and moving forward with getting my career started while also keeping my ego in check and staying calm? What are some of the qualities that you are looking for in the next "Mr."? And, would you take his name in your personal life and/or in your professional life?  You've mentioned running before - what is your routine, are there other fitness activities you do on a regular basis? Have you or do you work with a trainer? My question is how do you stay so positive, and on the days when you're feeling less than great, what do you do to turn things around? Have you ever suffered from self-help exhaustion? How do you overcome this to get out of your head and back into your heart? I'm trying to be super intentional about the quality & amount of things in our home and balancing that with well-intentioned (but not enjoyed) gifts received from people we truly love. Any tips, especially when the gift givers are frequent guests and begin to notice that these things aren't around? I'm always left feeling like a bit of an ungrateful jerk.   Show notes   Favorite meditation apps TLS Brené Brown episode TLS Myleik Teele episode TLS Brooke Castillo episode TLS Tina Roth Eisenberg episode TeuxDeux.com TLS Alex Ikonn episode The Productivity Planner Next Door Chicago SCORE.org How to write to your intuition The Big Leap Austin Vlog about sparkle water TLS Courtney Carver episode   Listen to the Show
Apr 19, 2016
TLS #137: Fulfilling Your Soul in a different, creative way & Impostor Syndrome with Jasmine Star
42:16
Today I’m pumped to bring you a goose-bump inducing interview with Jasmine Star, a top-rated lifestyle photographer, branding and marketing strategist, and one of the best speakers I’ve ever seen perform live. Jasmine and I are diving into a variety of subjects including impostor syndrome, dealing with criticism from fans or family, intuition, and launching new creative projects to stay inspired.   This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story of going for your dreams without formal training, facing fears and feedback, and staying inspired after you’ve established your career.     [Tweet "“I’d rather see you fail at something you love than succeed at something you hate." - @jasminestar"] [Tweet "“Failure is a stepping stone to pursue the thing that I am intended to do in my life." - @jasminestar"] [Tweet "“The only person who can determine happiness, fulfillment, passion and calling is yourself." - @jasminestar"] [Tweet "“Run and don’t look back!" - @jasminestar"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jasmine tells us how she was unhappy with her current direction in her life and how it took her mother’s medical condition to make her realize what was important to her. She describes how she realized that once she was able to question her happiness and acknowledge herself, she was then able to make profound changes in her life. Jasmine believes it was her mother’s illness that changed the trajectory of her life and career path. She tells us that it was the positive encouragement from her husband that made her feel confident to do something she loved and had passion for, which became her photography. Jasmine talks about attracting and repelling and that we need to do things fully and for ourselves first and foremost. She mentions that creating new and “side” projects helps fulfill her inner core of what she does best. Jasmine discusses the imposter syndrome and how we need to tell ourselves and others that we are truly unique, with our own set of values and a voice that is entirely our own. She tells us that we all own the ability to ask others, friends and family, for support in our choices and our lives.   SHOW NOTES Essentialism The Lively Show #90 with Jadah Sellner of Simple Green Smoothies Alt Summit The Lively Show #100 with Elizabeth Gilbert     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 14, 2016
TLS #136: My 5 Favorite Guided Meditation Apps
16:15
Today on this mini edition of TLS, I'm sharing my top 5 favorite guided meditation apps. Whenever people tell me that they have a hard time hearing from their intuition, or being able to tell the voice of the "ego" apart from their intuition, meditation is the #1 practice I recommend starting with. Observing our thoughts in meditation helps us recognize each thought's source and feeling within ourselves. And as we get better at understanding what "ego" thoughts tend to feel like, we can start to tell them apart from intuitive guidance. Over the years, I've tried many meditation apps, meditation formats, and even a meditation class. And in today's episode I'm sharing the five guided meditations that I use again and again. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a great introduction to some beginner-friendly guided meditations in a variety of formats.      Show Notes   Headspace Tara Brach Podcast, guided meditations Oprah + Deepak Meditations (this happens for free a few times a year, or you can purchase them year-round) Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad by Jai-Jagdeesh (aff. link) To learn more about this chanting meditation, check out this video by Gabbrielle Berstein TLS Episode with Anna Gardner (Vivianna Does Makeup) Rituals Runners Up: Calm + Insight Timer   Listen to the Show
Apr 12, 2016
TLS #135: Facing Life-Changing News with Grace & Gratitude with Mariana López González
1:15:13
I believe today’s episode of The Lively Show is quite simply one of the most powerful and poignant episodes to date. Today we’re speaking with Mariana López González of Elegir La Vida (Choose Life). At the age of 19, a small black dot in Mariana’s right eye quickly escalated into brain tumor surgery just seven days later. And the resulting recovery from that brain tumor has left her unable to eat ANY food or drink ANY liquids for the past seven years. What Mariana has learned about life after living with these limitations is breathtaking and inspiring. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a story of courage, gratitude, and love in the face of life-changing circumstances.     [Tweet "“Celebrating life as we walk towards that which we’re working towards." - @MarianaLogon"] [Tweet "“Embracing life as it comes." - @MarianaLogon"] [Tweet "“The love for your life has to be greater than your fear." - @MarianaLogon"] [Tweet "“Don’t live your life the way other people want." - @MarianaLogon"] [Tweet "“It’s never too late to celebrate life." - @MarianaLogon"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Mariana tells us the story of how she first learned about her tumor and the emotions she experienced when finding out. She explains that she had many feelings, from sadness to fear, before and after her surgery, but she overcame those emotions from her positive mindset. Mariana describes the details shortly after her surgery, where she almost died due to cardiac arrest, and how her doctors “felt” that she was still here and continued resuscitation to revive her. She tells us the struggles she had during recovery, which included finding out that she lost her ability to swallow food, as well as her four-month stay in a rehabilitation center as she worked to get her life back. Mariana talks about her strong focus and drive during her recovery since she wanted to get out of rehabilitation as soon as possible. She attributes her recovery to the people in her life during that time for maintaining her positive thinking - it was her “love shield” that protected her and made her stronger. Mariana tells us that even though she was upset and depressed at times, as time went on, she was slowly able to accept her circumstances and move forward with life. She tells us the story of how she began to hide whenever food was around which led to her becoming less social and closed from others. Mariana attributes the big shift from running away to her therapist who made her see that she was also running away from people and her social needs. She found that the act of sharing with others helps one embrace uncertainty. Mariana mentions that she has been able to listen to her body and her intuition to make choices about the quality her life, including “tasting” foods! She has found that humor has allowed her to process many things in her life. Mariana admits she regrets not appreciating food more ever since losing the ability to enjoy eating foods. She tells us that the purpose for her blog and writings is to have people love and celebrate life right now in the present. Mariana tells us that the most important thing to embrace is the people that surround us, and the love that these people bring to your life.   SHOW NOTES   Life with Intention Online Class     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 07, 2016
TLS #134: March Favorites – Ice Cream Tea, Natural Perfume, Daily Necklace & Current Thoughts
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Today on The Lively Show I'm sharing my favorites from March with you! I'm sharing about the recent trips I've taken, my experience at Elizabeth Gilbert's Michigan workshop this past weekend, as well as my favorite teas, books, jewelry, clothing, natural perfume, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear about what I've been into over this March in terms of experiences, thoughts, books, and items.      In this Episode You'll Find Out About   My favorite new essential oil, botanical perfume. My favorite shirt of the month. The newest VLOG my recent trips from March. My favorite book from March. The necklace I wear almost everyday now. The iPad mini case that doubles as a clutch. My favorite tea steeper. And the two incredible teas I'm obsessed with. A thoughtful quote that I'm mulling over lately.   Show Notes   KatieDalebout of The Wellness Wonderland podcast Katie's Wonder perfume Open Hearted shirt w/ Style + Spirit  NEW VLOG: Austin The Queen's Code The One Thing domino necklace Jay Papasan The One Thing Lively Show Cuyana leather iPad case (in color Ecru) Fizzle.co (aff. link) David's Tea Steeper Pistachio Ice Cream tea Raspberry Cream Pie tea Caroline Rector's post with the thoughtful quote below: “It’s easy to be a naive idealist. It’s easy to be a cynical realist. It’s quite another thing to have no illusions and still hold the inner flame.” — Marie-Louise von Franz   Listen to the Show
Apr 05, 2016
TLS #133: What to do if you don’t like your job with Barrett Brooks (Fizzle.co)
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Today on The Lively Show I’m speaking with Barrett Brooks of BarrettBrooks.com and the Director of Growth & Marketing at Fizzle.co. Like many of us, Barrett found himself unhappy at his job several months ago and thought that it may be time to make a career shift. However, rather than follow the initial impulse to leave his current position, he took a series of steps first, that led to a totally new understanding of what was going on and what to do next. As a result, he was able to experience immense joy and resolve some deep issues related to his work that would have simply followed him to his next position - and beyond - had he not looked inward. This episode is perfect for anyone who is unhappy in their career right now, or anyone who wants to proactively learn about what to do when (or if) that time comes in the future.   [Tweet "“Be open to the possibly; don’t narrow in on just one outcome." - @BarrettABrooks"] [Tweet "“I have work to do outside of work, if I want to feel the way I want to feel." - @BarrettABrooks"] [Tweet "“It’s healthy that we don’t have 100% overlap in our values with others." - @BarrettABrooks"] [Tweet "“Sometimes it’s hard to focus on yourself." - @BarrettABrooks"] [Tweet "“Always start by looking inward." - @BarrettABrooks"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Barrett tells us the story of his teenage years and the numerous troubles he had with the law, and how he eventually realized he need to live his life differently and more authentically. He explains that it was his mentors in his fraternity and college organizations that helped him find the path to use his energies better in life. Barrett describes that working for one of the world’s largest firms was not aligned with his vision for his life. He tells us that a short term project for Seth Godin quickly gave him the knowledge and tools to close his first business and move on to a new venture, which later was Fizzle. Barrett describe the hardship of  first being a decision maker to later working with others on a team  while fulfilling the vision and mission of someone else, and how that became one of his strongest assets as a leader at Fizzle. He describes the struggles and disconnect he had with his team and how that pushed him to view the whole situation and himself from an objective standpoint. Barrett reveals that after receiving advice from a close mentor, he saw the possibilities and re-opened the dialog with his team to discover their values and how he needed to live his life to be fulfilled. He tells us how he has found fulfillment in himself at Fizzle even though the team share separate values. Barrett reminds us that he is doing his best to adopt the values in a way that allows him to live his other values elsewhere. He tells us to begin with our own values first, then find influences that work best for you. Barrett tells us that we should develop a sense of self-awareness and live based on that. He tells us that currently he is challenged by finding his priorities and pursuing those priorities.   SHOW NOTES   Fizzle.co Founder's Story with Jess Lively Jess Lively on Pat Flynn's Smart Passive Income Podcast The Lively Show with Corbett Barr The Lively Show #67 with Pat Flynn Seth Godin  The Highlands Ability Battery The Lively Show #131 with Gary Vaynerchuk The #AskGaryVee Show The Myers & Briggs Personality Type The Lively Show #101 with Lewis Howes The Lively Show #107 with Melissa Gruntkosky The Lively Show #102 with Jessica Flannigan Smart Passive Income Work and Worth Class   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 31, 2016
TLS #132: self-worth + work, dealing with family judgements, & ambition (Work+Worth Q+A)
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Today is a big day: my newest online class, Work+Worth, is now open for registration and I've got a new TLS Q+A episode for you! Work+Worth is three weeks long (starting April 6th, 2016) and will focus on overcoming the stress, exhaustion and emotional roller coaster that happens when we over identify our self-worth with our careers. You can learn more about Work+Worth and register for the class here. Today's TLS Q+A episode is also dedicated to the subject of self-worth and work: I'm talking about how to respond the "so what do you do?" question, handle negative feedback from family members, deal with self-worth and work issues, and more.       IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How to handle it when others ask what you do. How can you answer that in a polite way that also kinda says, "Yes, this is my job but I'm more than just my job." I am a private piano instructor and I find that parents will text me at any hour of day sometimes with topics that should have been emailed. Even if I don't open it or respond I am still thinking of it at dinner or in the evening. How can I address this or stop thinking about work? I constantly struggle with wanting to be everything to everyone (in all aspects of my life but especially my work). How do I set boundaries with myself and others so that I start listening to my own needs and putting myself first? I would like to know if you have any tips how to get your partner on family on board while working on your dreams to make them understand that you believe in yourself and what you do and you can do it! I sometimes feel like people are saying "sure" but what they are really saying is "you should find something real to do". What practices do you do to strengthen self-worth? Do you have any touchstones or affirmations that ground you if and when an idea or project doesn't turn out how you wanted? I was un/underemployed for over 4 years and it did a number on my self-esteem. How you work through those feelings of inadequacy when everyone around you has a full-time job and you're looking really hard and doing everything you can, but nothing is working out. What career advice would you give to someone who is excited by many interests and has tried several professional paths, but hasn't found their 'calling' or a career that brings both personal fulfillment and financial security? How do you balance patience and ambition in your work, and keep it separate from self worth? Ambition has always been a part of my self worth so what happens when I separate from that?   SHOW NOTES   Work and Worth The Minimalists take on 'What do you do?' Brené Brown on The Lively Show Intuition writing exercise Loving What Is Purpose Is Not "The Thing" You Do, It Is Within You Gary Vaynerchuk on The Lively Show   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS: Work + Worth registration is now open through April 6th, 2016.
Mar 29, 2016
TLS #131: Self-Awareness & Knowing How Hard to “Hustle” (or Not) with Gary Vaynerchuk
25:49
I’ve been following today’s Lively Show guest, Gary Vaynerchuk, for the past seven years and it is a dream come true to get to interview him about his Values and his newest book, #AskGaryVee . Gary is a four-time New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, angel investor, runs Vaynermedia, and is looking to own the New York Jets one day. In today’s episode, we dive into a variety of topics including: how Gary’s intentionally designed his life according to his Values, why intense work “hustle” isn’t right for everyone, and how he cultivates his self-awareness and intuition. This episode is perfect for anyone who is interested in hearing how Gary merges lofty ambitions with his Values, and how to double down on your own strengths, self-awareness, and intuition.     [Tweet "“In life, so many people talk it, but don’t live it. " - @garyvee"] [Tweet "“If you do not know yourself, you have no shot." - @garyvee"] [Tweet "“Don’t dwell or look back." - @garyvee"] [Tweet "“History always repeats itself." - @garyvee"] [Tweet "“Patience is a stunningly important thing." - @garyvee"] [Tweet "“Self-awareness is the North Star." - @garyvee"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Gary tells us about his “clouds and dirt” thesis which the clouds are about living a true entrepreneur life while the dirt is the actual practice. He tells us about his family-first mentality and how his values are import to keep the work-life balance even. Gary talks about his hustle and drive in business and how his business motor pushes him to perform at maximum capability. He’s explains how self-awareness is the single most important thing since it allows people to be happy with themselves. Gary voices that entrepreneurs should be in business to be happier with themselves and their lives, not to be making more money. He talks about how following his inner voice and intuition allows him to move ahead and go full speed with his career. Gary mentions his feelings about the alternatives to unpredictability and how there are no guarantees in life. He tells us that we shouldn’t blindly take advice from others, rather take the bits and pieces that are right for us instead. Gary advises that if people were to put things into perspective more often, they would win. He identifies the reason believes he is good in business and because of his strong work ethic and hustle he puts into life.   SHOW NOTES   The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn Crush It DailyVee Vlog   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 24, 2016
TLS #130: Living Beyond The Social Media Expectations of the Modern Woman with Mica May (May Designs)
57:27
Today on The Lively Show we are having a very real and very inspiring conversation with May Designs founder and mother of three, Mica May. Mica is sharing openly about her journey to grow her multi-million dollar customizable notebook business, become a mother of three - including a son with down syndrome, and grapple with the perceived expectations online of what “the modern woman’s” life really looks like. This chat also explores the two energies we have within ourselves, the yin and yang, or the “masculine” and “feminine” energies -- and why I believe that our society has so much to gain from learning how to use both energies simultaneously and interchangeably. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to explore our “masculine” and “feminine” energies (or yin and yang energies) and become the most empowered version of ourselves, independent of gender.     [Tweet "“Listen and be in tune with what the needs are." - @micammay"] [Tweet "“If you have something to give back, just do it." - @micammay"] [Tweet "“Launch before it’s perfect." - @micammay"] [Tweet "“Say yes to opportunity…life is too short to say no." - @micammay"] [Tweet "“Get curious and ask a million questions." - @micammay"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Mica tells us how her career evolved from advertising to marketing and into graphic design work for a non-profit before beginning her own multi-million dollar business. She tells us what inspired her to create her notebook product, which was initially based on her personal needs for the perfect notebook. Mica grew her business by word of mouth and describes how being featured on a national morning news show made her business explode exponentially almost overnight. She tells us the story of how the birth of her son Jackson, who has Down Syndrome, affected her family and how raising three kids while growing a business has been one of the most challenging aspects of her life. Mica tells us about the guilt she has from the high expectations that she either put on herself or feels that the world put out there for her. She tells us about the sphere of influence and how she uses that to guide her decisions and direction of her life and business. Mica describes the liturgies of the heart and how the things you believe in at your core are reinforced by the little things you do everyday that are habits.   SHOW NOTES National Stationary Show Good Morning America Robertsonian Translocation Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn TLS# 115: Tara Mohr episode about Playing Big Playing Big TLS #121: Alisa Vitti about embodying pleasure   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 17, 2016
TLS #129: My Career Vision, Healthy Personal Growth, & Overcoming Jealousy (March Q+A)
49:53
Today I've got one of my very favorite types of Lively Show episodes for you: My March Q+A. Today I'm diving into a wide array to topics including: what my vision for my career future looks like, intuition catalysts, developing self-esteem (or not even trying), my personal faith, how we can have a healthy approach to personal growth, and how to overcome income jealousy. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to get a hefty dose of inspiration, grace, and insight into how I approach various aspects of my life + career.        In this episode you'll find out about   Do you play any instruments, Jess? If not, which would you choose? What are your processes for choosing and reaching out to potential Lively Show guests? How do you structure a day and a week with the variety of priorities you're balancing? Have you begun making plans for traveling the world or traveling and working remotely yet? Where do you see your business in the next few years? What is your ideal vision for the lively show? I know you mentioned you’re working hard now to slow down a bit later! I'm interested in learning more about intuition catalysts for those of us in more location specific jobs. What do you think of minimalism? I'd love to hear more about your college extracurricular life. What were you involved in outside of classes? What are your current top 5 sources of inspiration? Ie. favorite blogs, books, podcasts, tv shows, people... How to find the time and motivation to write a book? I have always wanted to be a writer, but I choose lazing in from of the TV over writing again and again. Then hate myself for it. Can you discuss anxiety and if and how you've ever struggled with it? Do you have any pointers for developing self-esteem? What's your number one money maker and is it the thing you enjoy the most? What are some things you really like to splurge on? How do you practice self-care? What recommendations do you have for women just starting to cultivate a self-care practice? My brother works in finance and gets bonuses twice a year totaling tens of thousands of dollars. I'm really jealous of his income and I don't like that at all about myself. Any suggestions for how to deal? How can you stop work from causing you stress when you're done working for the day or week? I'd be interested to hear about any of the authors/principles/religions that have contributed to your faith and spiritual foundation. How do you find the strength, motivation or power to go on on days when you just do not want to do even the smallest tasks and due to that the pile of tasks and jobs just gets bigger and you get even more frustrated? Do you ever find that you have fallen off the wagon with your intentions-whether for a day or for a bit longer, and how to you get back to them? Especially without beating yourself up! After all the time you invest in your jewelry brand... Why you decided to close the shop? Did you already have a backup plan? I love savory teas like vanilla or caramel but would like something without artificial flavoring. Any suggestions? I would love to know how you deal with negative emotions, i.e. Insecurity, anger, jealousy, sadness, etc. You seem like such a positive person, I'd love to learn if you practice any techniques or strategies for dealing with the onset of negative emotions and not letting them disrupt your positive outlook. I'd love to hear more about how to have a healthy relationship with personal development. How do you grow yourself as a person but not get stuck in the "I need to be fixed/better" mindset? If you could have dinner with any 3 people (dead or alive) who would they be?     SHOW NOTES   Ann Arbor vlog Portland vlog Chicago (part 1) vlog Mimi Ikonn vlog Alex Ikonn vlog Productivity Planner
Mar 15, 2016
TLS #128: Attracting The Partner You Want, Online Dating & Personal Growth With Matthew Hussey
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Today on The Lively Show, we’re speaking with New York Times bestselling author, Today Show dating expert, and Cosmopolitan dating columnist, Matthew Hussey of How To Get The Guy. I first found Matthew’s YouTube channel several months ago, and I have since become a huge fan of his practical and empowering advice which helps millions of women improve their confidence in the dating world and beyond. As someone who is new to dating in the online era, Matthew’s advice concerning attracting the partner you want, dating site/app do’s + don’ts, and texting have been particularly helpful for me personally. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to attract the partner they really want, learn how to approach online dating intentionally, hear about Matthew’s own personal journey as a well-respected coach at the age of 28.     [Tweet "“Unique pairings make people irresistible." - @matthewhussey"] [Tweet "“Attraction is about keeping someone slightly off balance." - @matthewhussey"] [Tweet "“Don’t let the bad parts stop you from pursuing the good parts." - @matthewhussey"] [Tweet "“Run headfirst into everything that is coming." - @matthewhussey"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Matthew tells us how he began his career in self development as a child by studying self-help books on a continuous basis. He tells us how he figured out that the “secret sauce” of successful people was simply the way they acted around people. Matthew was always self-aware of what he needed to do to improve his situation at various times in his life. He tells us how he went from helping men to helping women with relationship advice since they needed to hear from someone who knows how men are. Mathew explains how he modeled himself from his “mentor” Tony Robbins and it took years to develop his own style and method for himself. He’s tells us that women tend to gravitate to people they are comfortable with which is the reason they seem to get the same quality of men in their lives. Matthew says that the only way to get a guy that you want is to break from what is comfortable for you. He explains that you need one really great dimension of yourself to make you attractive to another person. Mathew talks about how he shows people how to develop their unique pairings over time which can make them irresistible to the opposite sex.   SHOW NOTES   How To Win Friends and Influence People Get the Guy Get The Guy - Website Mathew Hussey - Cosmopolitan Mathew Hussey - YouTube Tony Robbins Brené Brown Nine Texts Offer   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 10, 2016
TLS #127: How to Experience More Positive Emotions Everyday with Brooke Castillo (The Life Coach School)
49:16
Life coach and fan favorite, Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School, is back on The Lively Show! Brooke’s first Lively Show about changing our negative thought patterns remains one of the episodes that people return back to again and again for guidance and inspiration the most (myself included!). And today’s episode? It’s just as powerful (if not even more so) than the first one. In today’s episode, we are discussing how to shift the not-so-peaceful emotions that we experience most frequently in our lives to positive emotions in a practical, step by step process. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their emotional life in a tangible and practical way.   Note: Bryght.com is now Article.com.   [Tweet "“Nothing about this day needs to be perfect." - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“The world cannot cause our emotions. Our emotions are always caused by what we think." - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Your feelings are fueling all of your actions." - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Your personality is just a collection of the thoughts you think." - @BrookeCastillo"] [Tweet "“Live a conscious and deliberate life." - @BrookeCastillo"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Brooke tells us that she create her program to help people feel better in their everyday lives. She has figured out the most important skill to learn is how to manage our emotional life. Brooke has discovered that thinking is automatic for most of us. She tells us that once our thoughts start going, they take over and we actually believe those thoughts. Brooke tells us that we can fuel everything we do in life with wonderful, positive emotion instead of negative “fumes.” She discusses the issues that Jess has and she can overcome stress and overwhelm that exists. Brooke mentions by putting new thoughts in our head, we can shift our perspective to get back on track. She points out that you can fuel the action of creating the result you want with the emotion that you think you’ll get when you get there. Brooks tells us about “thought download” and how this mini-meditation puts you in the position of the watcher and how that allows you to take control. She talks about those who are missing living a conscious life due to our automatic “autopilot,” since we don’t think about things enough beforehand. Brook wraps up with an idea that it's all little things we do everyday will make the biggest difference in our lives.   SHOW NOTES   The Life Coach School Podcast with Brooke Castillo TLS #87 with Brooke Castillo StrengthsFinder 2.0 Eckhart Tolle The RobCast Podcast with Rob Bell Tony Robbins on YouTube Oprah Winfrey on YouTube TLS #120 with Alex Ikonn Joyce Meyer TLS #122 with Alisa Vitti     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 03, 2016
TLS #126: February Favorites – meet team lively, productivity tools, a tea candle, books, & more
13:27
Today it's time to share my February Favorites with you! February was a busy month professionally... I traveled to Portland and Chicago, expanded Team Lively, and we got systems in place to coordinate with one another effectively. In my personal life, I'm sharing what tv show I watched, book I read, tea I sipped, and products I purchased. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about productivity tools I've found useful for our team, for anyone looking to learn about the fun things I've been enjoying personally, and for anyone curious about who is on Team Lively.      IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   My favorite new piece of clothing. The newest caffeinated and decaf rose teas I'm enjoying. The productivity tools I'm using to stay on top of things personally and on Team Lively. The members of Team Lively and what they do. What I've read + watched in February.   SHOW NOTES   Vince Camuto Women's Floral Blouse (Birch Tan) Kendi Skeen wearing the floral top Me wearing the floral top Arabian Days tea Arabian Nights tea My first vlog Earl Grey tea candle by Wood & Wax Co. Minimalist Baker - Dana + John Fizzle Alisa Vitti's TLS hormone episode Flo Living Slack Asana Megan, vlog producer Ilana, Sugar & Type Downton Abbey Highclere Castle Modern Romance Productivity Planner Alex Ikonn on TLS UJ Ramdas on TLS Brooke Castillo on TLS   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Mar 01, 2016
TLS #125: Finding Self-Worth Beyond Work, Marriage & Motherhood with Meg Piercy
44:36
Today on The Lively Show, we are talking with Meg Piercy, a Chicago-based wife, mother of two, and owner of the super-successful refinished furniture store, MegMade. Meg is sharing vulnerably about her journey to unhinge her self-worth from things like motherhood, marriage, and her career. She’s also discussing the powerful impact that counseling has had on her life and marriage with her husband and co-founder, Joe Piercy. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear about someone living the principles of Rising Strong (the subject of last week’s episode), or for anyone who wants to hear an open conversation about self-worth, marriage, motherhood, and career.   [Tweet "“Embrace the chaos." - @MegMadeInc"] [Tweet "“Work on yourself first, don’t try to fix your spouse.” - @MegMadeInc"] [Tweet "“Everyone is going to have trials and failures.” - @MegMadeInc"] [Tweet "“The truth always trumps the emotion.” - @MegMadeInc"] [Tweet "“Start working smart instead of hard.” - @MegMadeInc"] [Tweet "“By focusing on the problem, you are not focusing on the solution.” - @MegMadeInc"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Meg tells us the story of how she went from painting tables in a home basement into a nationwide furniture business. She discuss how determination and the mixture of timing, passion, talent and living in a big city led to her business growth and success. Meg describes how she makes owning a business and being a mom work together, and that it's a work hard play hard balance. She tells us how she made the decision to parent her children using her own personal intuition. Meg tell us how her husband Joe is involved in her company as a business manager and her personal cheerleader. She explains how counseling has been extremely beneficial for both her marriage and her business and that has opened better communication in their lives. Through counseling, Meg found using the truth of who she is to drive her, rather than letting emotion drive her. She tells us what the counseling experience is like for her and who it would be beneficial for. Meg tells us how important it is for her to be secure in her parenting skills and how that is an everyday challenge for her. She tells us her lesson of how she is defining herself by being an overcomer, rather than being overcoming. Meg describes her thoughts on the direction of her business and her balance of personal and family life.   SHOW NOTES   Rising Strong   New Jess Lively Vlog!!! TLS #113 with Alex Ikonn TLS #75 with Mimi Ikkon Alex Ikonn Vlog Mimi Ikon Vlog   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 25, 2016
TLS #124: How to Compassionately Set Boundaries in Relationships with Brené Brown
37:31
It’s Brené Brown Day on The Lively Show! I’ve been dreaming about this interview since I started this show... and it has finally come to pass -- at the same time that TLS turns two years old (TLS’s 2nd birthday was February 6th)! In this episode, Brené and I discuss Rising Strong, why compassionate people are most capable of upholding personal boundaries in relationships, and how we can initiate difficult conversations about boundaries in our own lives. This episode is perfect for anyone who is facing emotionally tough stuff, who wants to understand how to lovingly set boundaries with loved ones, or anyone who is a fan of Brené and her work.     [Tweet "“If you are brave enough often enough, you’re going to fall.” - @BreneBrown"] [Tweet "“Emotion gets the first crack of making sense of what happens.” - @BreneBrown"] [Tweet "“Boundaries are a function of love and respect.” - @BreneBrown"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Brené tells us about how Rising Strong became the focal point of her current research. She figured out that she needed to write a story about getting back up after falling down. Brené talks about how helpful it is to be honest about what you are in now and what you’ve been through. She reviews the physics of vulnerability and how it relates to Rising Strong. Brené discusses how many of those who were able to rise strong recognized emotion, understood being hooked by emotion, getting curious about emotion and rumbled with emotion. She tells us how our brains are “wired” for a story and has the needs the story to understand pain in our lives. Brené discusses her personal practice with the struggles of tough conversations and overcoming them. She tells us about what the term “emotional high centering" is and why its one reason we deny our feelings to ourselves. Brené tells us what a boundary is and what it means to our feelings, especially our compassion. She describes how living big is about boundaries, integrity, and generosity in our lives.   SHOW NOTES   STYLE + SPIRIT The Jess Lively Shop The Gifts of Imperfection Daring Greatly Santosha The new Santosha shirt and other Style + Spirit collaboration shirts!   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     Photo by Felix Sanchez.
Feb 18, 2016
TLS #123: How I’m “Really” Doing, Exercise, Making Major Decisions, Self-Love, & More
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Today on TLS I'm doing another one of my favorite types of shows to do: I'm answering questions shared with me on Instagram last week! This episode is covering a lot of ground including things like podcasting, business, when I knew I was ready for dating again, how I'm "really" doing, my favorite Austin places, how I earn money, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a fun, casual Q+A on a variety of life, business, and relationship topics.       IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How did you reach out to guest to be on your show when you were just getting started? How do you book your guest I'm considering starting a podcast, would you recommend naming your podcast the same as your blog if the content will be a little broader? What's better - consistency or a different but really catchy title? Would love to learn about podcasting. Like how did you get started? What equipment would you recommend for beginners? How do you exercise in MI winter regularly? Have you started your capsule wardrobe and if so, how is it going? I've always had a really strong intuition & I know you do as well....how do you explain yourself when you make a choice in business based on the intuition? I just made a leap of faith choice lately & all I can really tell my husband/family is "I just know this is right" or "just trust me" or "I can't explain it, but everything in me is telling me to do this..." What would you say to someone who is just starting out on this journey? (entrepreneurship) Are you keeping the Lively name since you've built your brand on your name? What top 3 tactics do you use when at a crossroads on a major life decision? I have a pretty small budget so do you have any suggestions for how to upgrade your life without spending big bucks? Thanks! I've only been listening for a few months and love the topics and guests but you always sound so darn happy. I find that hard to believe and I'm sure you just want to show your most optimistic self but would love a dose of reality. Not tears or anything just wouldn't mind hearing about the hard parts because then we would understand and relate to the journey more. Really get into why you were lacking pleasure in your life. Two questions: 1. How did you build up your audience (both on your blog and podcast) to where it is today? How did you initially get people to know about you? And 2. Since you mentioned it, I'd love to know your favorite murder mysteries! I know you lived in Austin and love it there; any favorite hangouts or restaurants or places to see? Also, having made several moves in your life, do you have any tips for making a big move? I would love to know more about how you transitioned from your jewelry business to your Life With Intention work? I love my work as a professional organizer, but want to transition from cleaning people's messes to helping my clients make meaningful life transformation (and yes, I believe organization can do that!). You seem very confident about who you are and what you believe. Have you always felt self-assured or is there a story there?  Can you share with us some tips on design, interior architecture and decorating, especially for college students? I loved your posts about the house renovation, and would love to see more. Also, what did you have to eat today? I was wondering how you cope with a really bad day? Any instant pick-me-ups? Love from Europe! How did you know you were ready to date again after splitting with Mr. Lively? I find your voice soothing and upbeat. Did you work with a speech or voice coach or is it natural? How do you earn money through the podcast to support yourself? And how did you get started with the podcast and course? My question is " What do you believe is the first step towards self-love?
Feb 16, 2016
TLS #122: Part 2 – How to Make Embodying Pleasure a Habit With Alisa Vitti (Flo Living)
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Welcome to part two of our deep dive into pleasure with hormone specialist, Alisa Vitti, of Flo Living (you can listen to part 1 here). Note: This episode contains adult content, so you may want to listen without children nearby. In the show, we’re exploring how we can communicate what brings us pleasure to those around us, we’re discussing how we can help people tap into their personal pleasures, we’re addressing the idea of whether pursuing pleasure is inherently ‘selfish,’ and we’re going “into the bedroom” and discussing how we can explore pleasure with our significant others. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about how to share the pleasure approach with others, wants to overcome the feeling that pleasure is selfish, or for those who want to learn about how to bring this form of pleasure into the bedroom.   [Tweet "“Be co-conspirators in pursuing pleasure together.” - Alisa Vitti"] [Tweet "“You have to generate your own joy.” - Alisa Vitti"] [Tweet "“Who cares about what’s going on in the bedroom!” - Alisa Vitti"] [Tweet "“It’s your one, precious life, do it on purpose.” - Alisa Vitti"] [Tweet "“Paint your life with the brushstrokes and colors of things that make you happy. ” - Alisa Vitti"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Alisa talks about being oriented first to your self pleasure which leads to a power sexual partnership. She gives examples of the practice of bringing feminine creative energy in the context of a relationship. Alisa describes how by communicating to others, you can enroll other people on the path to self pleasure. She discusses with us how to overcome the internal resistances to self pleasure in everyday life. Alisa explains how the practice of self pleasure can prime you to be open to receive physical pleasure when you are engaged in it. She told us how her current path in life was led by being courageous, speaking her truth and following her pleasure. Alisa mentions that there are many great techniques to use in a relationship which should be used in a conscious, curated and purposeful way.      SHOW NOTES   The Lively Show #85 with Alisa Vitti The Lively Show #121 with Alisa Vitti Get The Guy Website - Matthew Hussey Anthropology   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 11, 2016
TLS #121: Part 1 – How to Make Embodying Pleasure a Habit with Alisa Vitti (Flo Living)
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This week I’ve got a two-part Valentine’s Day special for women of every relationship status. : ) Hormone expert Alisa Vitti, of Flo Living, is back on TLS today and Thursday talking about the most fascinating subject I’ve been learning about in the last several months: PLEASURE. In Part 1, we are discussing how we can embody pleasure in our daily lives to transform our experience of wellbeing. We’re also discussing pleasure as it relates to our sexuality, and on Thursday we’ll be discussing how to bring this pleasure into our relationships, including with our significant others.   This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about how to incorporate more pleasure into our daily lives (in non-sexual ways), as well as how my own personal hormone journey has been going so far.   [Tweet "“Your body was designed to keep you healthy and balanced.” - Alisa Vitti"] [Tweet "“Get to know your body.” - Alisa Vitti"] [Tweet "“You are magnetic to everyone around you.” - Alisa Vitti"] [Tweet "“Pursue the things that light you up!.” - Alisa Vitti"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Alisa tells us about her philosophy regarding fixing a woman’s hormone system by unlocking the code of their body. She describes her passion of women recognizing their psycho-synced relationship between mind and body. Alisa mentions how well you eat will determine how well your body will perform. She shows us how the relationship with ourselves begins with trust, respect an compassion and how that spreads to other aspects of our life. Alisa tells her conversation and perspective on women’s sexuality and how it has been presented in history. She believes that none of us has the opportunity to have an authentic sexual evolution. Alisa describes how women generally choose either the path of hyper sexualization or the path of disembodiment; focusing on achievement. She talks about her study of both feminine energy and masculine energy archetypes. Alisa hits on the third pathway for women which is not about pleasing anyone else but rather pleasing themselves. She discusses the embodiment of pleasure and how it relates to the five senses.   SHOW NOTES   The Lively Show #85 with Alisa Vitti Ted Talks with Alisa Vitti Gloria Steinem The Outlander Series   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 09, 2016
TLS #120: A $250,000 Productivity Habit To get Important Stuff Done With Alex Ikonn
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Today we’re having our follow up episode with Alex Ikonn, an awesome vlogger and the co-founder of the popular Five Minute Journal and Luxy Hair. Earlier this month, Alex came on TLS and discussed his fascinating journey to go from the brink of juvenile detention to now living the life of his dreams just 11 years later. Today, we’re going into the daily habits and mindsets that he has found most effective and included in his newest product, the Productivity Planner, which we can use with and without the actual planner itself in our daily lives to make sure we execute on our most important work. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in learning simple + powerful strategies to help them focus and be more effective at the things that mean the most to them in life and work. [Tweet "“Don’t give up early.” - Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“You need daily action in your daily life.” - Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Don’t take everything literally.” - Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“You can fail, but your next step is what matters most.” - Alex Ikonn"] IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Alex tells us how the productivity planner was developed from his and Mimi’s own personal and business struggles. He briefly explains how he was influenced by the myth of the four hour work week and how that affected their lives. Alex talks about his struggles of procrastination and how it led to a goal to make productivity simpler. He recounts the achievement of their dreams and the comfortable lifestyle brought on depression to both of them. Alex describes that through discipline and focus people can create more freedom in both their personal and work lives. He reviews with us the structure of the productivity planner and how we can implement the concepts right away. Alex reveals the importance of focus and how crucial focused time is for many people. He tells us that those moments of self-awareness are there to bring you back on the course to be a better person.   SHOW NOTES   The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss The Lively Show with Mimi Ikonn #75 The Lively Show with Alex Ikonn #113 The Five Minute Journal The Pomodoro Technique Dandapani Dreamers & Creators Scaling Up Bringing Up Bébé The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS – Life With Intention Online registration is now open! Register + learn more here.
Feb 04, 2016
TLS #119: January Favorites – Rose Tea, Better Laundry, Gold Hearts & More
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Today I have my first 2016 monthly favorites podcast sharing all my January favorites with you! In this TLS episode, I'm talking about a bunch of fun things including... some great rose teas and lattes, how I've upped my laundry game without buying a new washer/dryer, my new favorite mug which benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a favorite new nail polish color, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a fun, lighthearted conversation about the things I've been loving in January.     SHOW NOTES   Courtney Carver / Courtney's TLS episode The Rose Establishment in Salt Lake City Equal Exchange Organic Mint Chocolate Roasted Almond Tea Townshend's No. 19 Rose Petal Tea Smart Sheep 6-Pack XL Premium 100% Wool Dryer Balls, Reusable Natural Fabric Softener Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - Apple devices, White Smith + Cult City of Compton nail polish Detroit Rose Candle Co. Cinnamon Chai candle West Elm White + Gold Heart Mug Rising Strong The True Cost documentary   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Feb 02, 2016
TLS #118: Proactively Parenting With An Entrepreneurial Mindset with Pat Flynn
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Today on The Lively Show we have one of our first repeat guests, Pat Flynn, of the Smart Passive Income podcast.   I’ve been a HUGE fan of Pat and his show for years now, and today we’re diving into a topic he hasn’t shared much about: the creative and entrepreneurial mindsets he’s deliberately exposing his children to as they develop. In addition, we’re also discussing the topic of his new book, Will It Fly?, which addresses ways that we can validate and test potential business ideas to determine whether they would be financially successful before we invest a lot of our time and money. This episode is perfect for anyone who is interested in ways to expose children to a creative or entrepreneurial mindset, or is interested in learning about how to test business ideas before investing a lot of time and money.   [Tweet "“I have an immunity to the curse of knowledge.” - @PatFlynn"] [Tweet "“If you're not failing, you're not trying hard enough.” - @PatFlynn"] [Tweet "“Just embrace your weird.” - @PatFlynn"] [Tweet "“Don’t be afraid to fail.” - @PatFlynn"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Pat tells us about how he instills the proper focus and mindset on his children so they can be more successful in what they do. He tells us about how his parenting style helps his children learn by discovery and mistakes to grow up in a mindful way. Pat tells us the story how school children can be guided to become problem solvers with real-life applications. He tells us the reason he wrote the book Will It Fly and how it can help entrepreneurs move forward with their business. Pat tells us about the two different type of validations in business, especially the “business to self” validation to see if your idea will fit into your life’s goals and direction. He describes that being in alignment with your business idea personally is the goal to being happy as well. Pat talks about the various exercises in the book which help determine if your business idea has merit and if it is a good idea for you. He tells us which of his “superpowers” he would use to sell himself on TV's Shark Tank if he had the opportunity. Pat reassures us that we need to believe in ourselves and embrace our differences to stand out from the crowd.   SHOW NOTES   The Lively Show episode Pat Flynn The Zig Ziglar Show Remind (Classroom App) The ONE Thing by by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan Made to Stick by Chip Heath Shark Tank on ABC Robert Herjavec Mark Cuban   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS – Life With Intention Online registration is now open! Register + learn more here.
Jan 28, 2016
TLS #117: 11 Healthy Cooking & Baking Swaps Beyond the Coconut with Monique Volz
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Today I’ve got a special Tuesday edition of The Lively Show for you with one of my favorite food bloggers when it comes to cooking or baking healthy, delicious comfort food, Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen. In January, many of us oftentimes start to think about small, healthful adjustments we’d like to make to our eating habits. So I’ve asked Monique to share 11 easy ways we can start to eat more nutritiously without sacrificing flavor aside from the (in)famous coconut. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about some fun, easy cooking + baking swaps that will naturally infuse more nutrition into our favorite comfort foods, or loves food blogs.   [Tweet "“Be true to who you are.” - Monique Volz"] [Tweet "“Know where your passions are.” - Monique Volz"] [Tweet "“Don’t try to do everything all at once.” - Monique Volz"] [Tweet "“Try to be a little bit better than you were the day before.” - Monique Volz"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Monique tells us how Ambitious Kitchen started from her days in college and how she wanted a place to share the things she was making. She tells us how eating “unhealthy” and her college weight gain pushed her to discover the better ways to cook and eat right. Monique reviews with us the things we can do in the kitchen to start having more nutritional and balanced choices by using mindful food “swaps.” She shares with us her favorite food swaps and recipes. Monique tells us how important it is to incorporate more veggies in every meal and how to do so. She tells us her opinion using coconut oil and how we can cook with avocado oil instead of olive oil for cleaner cooking.   SHOW NOTES   The Lively Show episode with Alisa Vitti Monique's favorite spiralizer Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci 2016 the International Year of Pulses A Guide to 8 Natural Unrefined Sweeteners The Minimalist Baker Recipe: Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes Recipe: Paleo Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe: Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes over Spaghetti Squash   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS – Life With Intention Online registration is now open! Register + learn more here. PPS – Join me in next week’s live, free + online Fireside Chat talking about the 5 Joyful + Fulfilling Pleasure Practices that can help you enjoy your life in a greater way. : )
Jan 26, 2016
TLS #116: The Power Of Being “Enough” & Life With Intention with Anna Maria Locke
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Today on The Lively Show, we are speaking with Chicago-based health and fitness coach, Anna Maria Locke. We’re discussing her mission to help women access their “enoughness” and her experience growing up trying to be traditionally “successful.” As an alumni of Life With Intention Online, Anna is also sharing what her experience was like and who she recommends it for. This show is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about how to develop a mission-minded career, or for anyone looking to learn about LWIO from a member’s perspective. [Tweet "“It is OK to invest in yourself.” - Anna Maria Locke"] [Tweet "“Success is based on actions that we can take and can control.” - Anna Maria Locke"] [Tweet "“There's no such thing as failure.” - Anna Maria Locke"] [Tweet "“You already have everything you need inside of you to take the next step.” - Anna Maria Locke"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Anna tells us how she grew up as a creative, imaginative and smart kid who was led to a career path that she really didn't want to pursue. She tells us how her fascination with geography changed her career direction from being a medical doctor to something more enjoyable. Anna talks about how becoming a fitness coach did not really fulfill her life mission enough. She describes to us how she watched her own life's journey and development grow and evolve through the years. Anna tells us how she’s now into learning more about our energies: both our masculine energies vs feminine energies. Anna tells us her experience using the Life with Intention course and how it helped redefine success for her. She tells us how Life with Intention allowed her to gain more confidence in herself and her current career path. Anna speaks of how success is not derived from chasing external goals and validation, but from within her own values, truths and her heart. She feels empowered because she knows what she needs to do to overcome resistance to regain her peace, joy and fulfillment in that moment. She tells us how the Life with Intention course has changed her life for so many positive reasons and that she has peace in her life.   SHOW NOTES   Amy Pohler's book, Yes Please The Slight Edge The Power of Now A New Earth The Lively Show with Elizabeth Piper   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS - Life With Intention Online registration is now open! Register + learn more here. PPS - Join me in next week's live, free + online Fireside Chat talking about the 5 Joyful + Fulfilling Pleasure Practices that can help you enjoy your life in a greater way. : )
Jan 21, 2016
TLS #115: How to Get Clarity, Embrace (Good) Fear & “Play Big” in Our Lives with Tara Mohr
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Today on The Lively Show we are speaking with coach and author, Tara Mohr, about the work she does helping women worldwide to “play big” in their lives - based on their own unique Values. In the show, Tara guides us through a visualization exercise to uncover the wisest course of action for any situations we might be struggling with. And we discuss: the two different types of fear - and how to live more with the “good” fear, unhooking from praise and criticism, and a bit about the findings from my work and worth book research. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to get clarity on a situation where they might be staying “small” and find a peaceful way to move past those limiting beliefs or circumstances. [Tweet "“You are alive at this moment.” - Tara Mohr"] [Tweet "“Playing Big is all about shifting loyalty to your dreams.” - Tara Mohr"] [Tweet "“Listen to the voice of your inner critic.” - Tara Mohr"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Tara tells us how her childhood, specifically her mother, guided her to the profession she is in today. She tells us the external and internal barriers that affect women when “playing small” in their lives. Tara describes how she started on a journey to understand why women were playing small and what helps us play big, from the inside out. Tara describe the concept of Playing Bigger and how women can shift their loyalty to their dreams. Tara works with Jess on applying the “Playing Big” concept in Jess’s life. She goes over the concept of the inner critic and how to quiet her voice. Tara talks about the two types of fear people face and how to respond to each fear. She describes how being “hooked” by both positive and negative feedback limits women’s playing big and how to get rid of that. She tells about the difference between the should goals and a gift goal. Tara tells us some strategies to unhook ourselves when we are caught in praise or criticism. Tara tells us about how the inner mentor has the answers many of the biggest challenges within oneself.   SHOW NOTES   Playing Big The Power of Now Yes Please Get a free 2 week trial of PrepDish.com   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS - Join me for one of my two upcoming free online Intention Setting Workshops to learn how to set Values-based intentions for every area of your life in 2016!
Jan 14, 2016
TLS #114: Making New Friends, My New Budget, Self Care Tips & Thoughts on Eating Dairy + Gluten Free
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Today I'm answering a plethora of listener questions shared on Instagram. We're covering a huge array of topics including the gluten + dairy free lifestyle, making new friends (and letting go of other friendships), dealing with family and friend reactions to my non-traditional career/relationship/life choices, podcasting tips, and much more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear me share openly on a wide array of life, career, and relationship topics.        IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The best self-care tips you can possibly share. If you had to choose your last (ultimate) meal, what would it be?? I would love to know your Top 3 Tips for new podcasters that you wish you would have known when you started!! Do you have any tips for sharing/creating values based intentions with a significant other who is resistant to the idea?  What routines do you find crucial to live a balanced life? What are your favorite gluten and dairy free meals?  What internal doubts or resistance do you currently face? What podcasts do you listen to? How you created your wardrobe as I know you've talked about owning less and capsule wardrobes before! Can you talk more about the gluten free diet? I did that this autumn myself, and felt SO much better. And are you afraid of "becoming intolerant"? You have moved around in the last few years - do you have any advice on making meaningful friendships in a new community? On another note: Have you ever stopped investing in friendships that were not supporting your Values? If so, how did you approach the process? How did your friends and family react to your choice to develop lifestyle and values based businesses rather than working the traditional 9-5?? I wonder how you've dealt with fear (if there was any) surrounding your divorce. Fear of not finding someone who meets your expectations, fear of loneliness, fear of the reactions from friends/family, financial fears of being a single homeowner now, etc.  Your episode on conscious uncoupling was so brave and true. I'm also wondering what, if anything, gave you that final push to make the decision? What made you feel that it was the right decision for your future?  How do you find it in yourself to be and remain so open and honest about yourself to your audience?  I'd like to know your routine: from taking care of yourself, to taking care of the house (i.e. cleaning, etc.), or anything else that you do to maintain your life (i.e. anything BESIDES work).  What is your plan for dealing with the loss of income a spouse adds to a household? How are you using the value based intention approach to make those hard decisions/cuts?  About this time last year you hit a bit of a wall and took a short break from the podcast. I am curious what is different now. What is more balanced, smoother, or easier? Because it does seem as though things have been better for you since then - calmer maybe - and yet you are still working hard. You have been self-employed your entire career. What did you do to make ends meet if months were slow or to pick up sales when you were just starting. Did you have to work any odd jobs or side gigs?   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online Free Live Workshops Mom + Grandma's macaroni and cheese recipe Pat Flynn's Podcasting Tutorial Macadamia nut ricotta recipe The Chalene Show The Zig Ziglar Show Smart Passive Income Capsule Wardrobe - Caroline Rector The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Team in Training (marathon training group) Squarespace Mini Interview guest: ZenCourses.co   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS – Join me for one of my two free online Intention Setting Workshops to learn how to set Values-based intentions for every area of your life in 2016!
Jan 12, 2016
TLS #113: A huge dose of life, business & relationship inspiration for 2016 with Alex Ikonn
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Welcome back to The Lively Show - 2016 edition! I’m so excited to be back in the host seat with an exceptionally wonderful + inspiring episode with Alex Ikonn. If you’ve been following The Lively Show for some time, you’ll know that Alex is the co-author of The 5 Minute Journal (his partner, UJ Ramdas was on the show in 2014), and his wife, Mimi Ikonn (a famous YouTube vlogger), came on the show in 2015. Like Mimi, Alex came from (very) humble beginnings, and is now living in London, travels frequently, and runs several successful businesses. In today’s episode, Alex is sharing the actions, rituals, and mindset shifts that have helped make his dreams a reality at just 28 years old.   This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how Alex has cultivated a beautiful, Value-driven marriage, career, and outlook on life. [Tweet "“I’m the only one responsible for my life.” - Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“We all have a certain truth within us.” -Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Have a gratitude mentality as soon as you wake up.” -Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Your brain in a very powerful machine.” -Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Start believing that it is possible.” -Alex Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Believe, keep believing, and keep taking actions to making that belief true.” -Alex Ikonn"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Alex tells us how he got to where he is today after immigrating from Russia to Canada to pursue a better life. He’s tells us how his parent's divorce was a positive influence on him and how gratefully he was to be raised by a single mother. Alex tells us how he came from being a troubled child involved in drinking, drugs and crime and took responsibility for his own life.   He describes the story of how his mother brought home Tony Robbins tapes and how that inspired Alex as a teenager. Alex talks about his “gratitude walk” and how that changed his mind and attitude for success in his life. He tells us once he reframed his mindset, he saw all the successful people around him only as inspiration. Alex shares the two biggest things that make the biggest difference for him and his wife's life and strengthens their relationship. He talks about the reason he vlogs and how that affects their daily relationship.  Alex tells us what his biggest resistance he has in his life and his career. He gives us advice for those seeking to fulfill themselves in life by believing the possibilities.   SHOW NOTES   The Lively Show with Mimi Ikonn Overcoming Disability Anthony Robbins' Personal Power II The Lively Show with Brooke Castillo The Obstacle Is the Way TheBingoTheory.com   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS - Join me for one of my two free online Intention Setting Workshops to learn how to set Values-based intentions for every area of your life in 2016!
Jan 07, 2016
TLS #112: December Favorites – Dating Class, Tea, Eyelashes & More
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Welcome, 2016!!! Today I'm sharing my favorite things from December, 2015. This episode includes a mishmash of all sorts of things that are bringing me pleasure including my favorite coloring books, non-fiction books, a dating class(!), eyelashes, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to hear about several of my pleasurable + feminine December favorites.     SHOW NOTES   Alisa Vitti Lively Show episode about hormones Matthew Hussey's Dating Class: How to Get the Guy My favorite gel pens Secret Garden coloring book May Designs coloring book Detroit Candle Co. lavender candle Roasted Almond tea (decaf) Rising Strong The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book Mimi Ikonn on The Lively Show UJ Ramdas on The Lively Show Where I got my eyelash extensions done   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   PS: Inc. named The Lively Show the #1 most inspiring podcast female entrepreneurs should be listening to!
Jan 05, 2016
TLS #111: What I’m Focusing on in 2016
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Happy New Year! In today’s Lively Show, I’m sharing the areas I’m planning to focus on the most in my life in 2016. After so many many changes personally, logistically, and professionally in 2015, this is going to be a BIG year for me on many levels. I’ll be sharing my biggest Values-based intentions, areas of personal growth, and my travel plans. This episode is perfect for anyone curious to know what I’m focusing on in 2016.   SHOW NOTES The Lively Show With Jen Hansard The Lively Show With Alisa Vitti Rising Strong The Lively Show with Lara Casey The Lively Show With Mimi Ikonn   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 31, 2015
TLS #110: The Top 10 2015 Lively Show Episodes That Changed My Life
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Merry Christmas Eve! : ) Today’s Lively Show is a walk down the Lively Show 2015 memory lane. I’m sharing the top 10 episodes that have transformed my habits, life, and outlook the most. I’ve got a wide mix of episodes across an array of topics from productivity, habit creation, curiosity, “success,” food, and more. This episode is perfect for long-time listeners searching for episodes to re-listen to, or for new listeners who want to learn more about some of the most impactful shows of 2015. Note: Bryght.com is now Article.com.   HERE ARE JESS LIVELY'S TOP 10 EPISODES:   10. TLS #71: Walking Away From “Success” With Caroline Rector (Unfancy) 9. TLS 65: Stopping the Glorification of Busy with Katie Richardson (puj.com) 8. TLS#76: radical authenticity (& whether that means we may still feel scared at the same time) with Myleik Teele (curlbox founder) 7. TLS #64: the surprisingly simple truth about extraordinary results with Jay Papasan (“The One Thing”) 6. TLS #100: Elizabeth Gilbert on curiosity, epic self-compassion, & creativity (“Big Magic”) 5. TLS #82: Better Than Before: mastering habits based on your personality with Gretchen Rubin 4. TLS #87: How to Change Negative Thought Patterns & Understand the Ego with Brooke Castillo (The Life Coach School Podcast) 3. TLS #89: how to take big + small steps towards a zero waste lifestyle with Bea Johnson (zero waste home) 2. TLS #108: Consciously Completing a Relationship with Katherine Woodward Thomas 1. TLS #85: optimize your hormones to improve *every* aspect of your life with Alisa Vitti (flo living)   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 24, 2015
TLS #109: Facing Our Biggest Fears in 2016 with Jen Hansard
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Today’s Lively Show is a fun and inspiring topic - with an equally fun and inspiring guest! We’re chatting with Jen Hansard, the co-founder of the extremely popular site, Simple Green Smoothies, about her journey and the lessons she’s learned from facing her biggest fears in 2015. I happen to have this same “face your fears challenge” laid out for myself in 2016, and I hope that Jen’s personal experiences inspire others who may want to move past their fears next year, too. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear the story of how the Simple Green Smoothies brand began, or anyone looking to get inspired to face their fears - both big and small - in 2016. [Tweet "“Be ok if it doesn’t go as planned, because it never will.” - Jen Hansard"] [Tweet "“Be willing and open for change.” - Jen Hansard"] [Tweet "“Enjoy the journey instead of the end result.” - Jen Hansard"] [Tweet "“Be gentle with yourself.” - Jen Hansard"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jen tells us the story of how she shifted her design business to Simple Green Smoothies. She describes the transition of her new business with her partner Jadah Sellner and what they went through while growing. Jen talks about her "genius zone" and what that is about for her.. She shares what her focus was during 2015 and how she needed to overcome a some challenges in her life. Jen shares her big moment  for this year which was fight fear and stop it from running aspects of her life. She describes the process she made to do the things that scared her until they didn’t scare her anymore. Jen also tells us about her fear of public speaking and why it was import to overcome. She tells us about her doubts and internal resistance and her struggle to gain confidence in herself.   SHOW NOTES Grace Bonney Design*Sponge at Home StrengthsFinder Jadah Sellner John Lee Domas Lewis Howes The School of Greatness The School of Greatness Podcast   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS - You can also hear Jadah Sellner’s Lively Show episode here (the other co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies).
Dec 17, 2015
TLS #108: Consciously Completing a Relationship with Katherine Woodward Thomas
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This episode is very near and dear to my heart and I have been looking forward to sharing this with you, my dear friends, for a while now. For many reasons which are explained in this episode, I have asked bestselling author, Katherine Woodward Thomas, on the show to share her new book, Conscious Uncoupling, which lays out her five step process to consciously uncoupling and living happily even after. I have used Katherine’s process personally over the past few months, and it has transformed a potentially negative or destructive process into one of peace, joy, and love. Now, I’d like to share her approach with you. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about a five step process to help lovingly complete a relationship wholeheartedly, or for anyone who wants to learn about a meaningful new chapter in my own life. [Tweet "“I am the source of my own experience.” - Katherine Woodward Thomas"] [Tweet "“We're all primed for self-actualization and believe in personal growth.” - Katherine Woodward Thomas"] [Tweet "“Nature has designed us to bond.” - Katherine Woodward Thomas"] [Tweet "“Every seed we plant will grow into a tree which we’ll be eating for years to come.” - Katherine Woodward Thomas"] [Tweet "“The patient on the operating table is you.” - Katherine Woodward Thomas"] [Tweet "“Live close and true to your heart.” - Katherine Woodward Thomas"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Katherine tells us how her life was defined by growing up with her parent’s divorce and how that evolved today as an author and psychotherapist. She tells us the story of how she set intentions for her life and the beginnings of her inner journey of self reflection. Katherine shows us how she used her own personal experience in creating her seven steps to help people with their relationships. She tells us about her uncoupling with her husband and the positive outcome it had on her life as well as her family’s lives. She describes that finding emotional freedom moves us from the difficult and emotional issues of a breakup to a more positive outcome. Katherine explains that you need to shift your perspective and begin taking personal responsibility for your part in the relationship and thus reclaim your power and your life. She talks about her ”source-fracture story" theory and  how it’s been the underlying cause of disappointing patterns in love which can help heal your heart. Katherine says that couples need to see themselves as capable of generating a positive future themselves and everyone impacted by the breakup.. Katherine finishes with her fifth step which is to create your happily even after life by making wise and life-affirming decisions as they reinvent their life. She tells us how “affect labeling” can help us control feelings and emotions. Katherine describes how uncoupling can leave you better equipped to love with a bigger, more trusting heart.   SHOW NOTES Grace Bonney Calling in "The One" Design*Sponge at Home Conscious Uncoupling Ken McLeod Matthew Lieberman Sabbath LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS - If you’d like to read Mr. Lively’s post about the conscious completion of our marriage, you can do so here.
Dec 10, 2015
TLS #107: Quitting a Full-Time Business For More Joy with Melissa Gruntkosky
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How many times have you heard a story - here on the Lively Show or elsewhere online - which goes along the lines of, ‘I didn’t like my job... so I worked really hard and quit my job to start a full-time business’? Though this narrative has been shared by many people online, there are also many times when quitting a full-time business and getting a full-time job is an even truer extension of our Values -- and ultimately brings even more joy to our lives. This is exactly what we’re talking about with letterpress designer, Melissa Gruntkosky. Melissa had a full-time business for four years, until she followed her intuition and took a fulfilling full-time job instead. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to hear an important (and less spoken about) perspective on the challenges of running a full-time business and an inspiring journey of someone who made a bold choice to live her Values. [Tweet "“Business is like a relationship. If it’s not working out maybe it’s time to leave.” - Melissa Gruntkosky"] [Tweet "“I’m not just a letterpress designer, I’m a lot of things.” - Melissa Gruntkosky"] [Tweet "“Do it for the pleasure of doing it because you love doing it.” - Melissa Gruntkosky"] [Tweet "“Leaving your business is not quitting. It’s evolving your life.” - Melissa Gruntkosky"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Melissa went from a teacher and business owner to employee and why. She tells us how she started her letterpress business while working other jobs. She tells us about her mistake of ignoring her intuition and not living from her values. How Melissa’s letterpress business was an emotional rollercoaster in her life. She shares how she has been able to rebuild the boundaries of her personal identity by stepping away from her business. Melissa tells us how uplifting her life became after leaving her business and how it improved her quality of life. She tells us about how much she gave up in her personal, family and social life in order to be a business owner and the effect it had on her. Melissa tells us how she learned that there are no specific rules for entrepreneurship.     SHOW NOTES   The E-Myth Revisited The Guesthouse Hotel lobby design Gary Vaynerchuk Style & Pepper Pepperologie     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Dec 03, 2015
TLS #106: How The Enneagram Can help You Grow & Improve Relationships with Leigh Kramer
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Happy almost Thanksgiving! Today we’re bringing The Lively Show to you a day early so that you can enjoy the show while you may be travelling to visit family and/or friends this holiday weekend! Today’s episode with enneagram coach, Leigh Kramer, is designed to help you to understand yourself and your family members in a greater way. Which will hopefully provide a more peaceful holiday (if family dynamics can be challenging), or simply provide fun table conversation.   The enneagram is a personality typing system with nine different types. By understanding our enneagram type and the types of those we care about, we can identify our healthy motivations - and sometimes not-so-healthy motivations - so that we can relate to others from the healthiest place within ourselves. This episode is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning more about the enneagram, loves learning about new personality typing systems, or who wants to learn how to increase the quality of their motivations. [Tweet "“The Enneagram is about why we are the way we are.” - Leigh Kramer"] [Tweet "“We all have struggles. Your Enneagram type focuses on one particular struggle.” - Leigh Kramer"] [Tweet "“Be really gentle with yourself.” - Leigh Kramer "] [Tweet "“We have this deep need to be special.” - Leigh Kramer "] [Tweet "“We all have really great gifts to offer one another.” - Leigh Kramer "]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Leigh changed jobs to find what she loved and how she discovered the Enneagram How she became a Enneagram coach after being pushed by friends. Leigh explains that the Enneagram is a powerful tool for growth. She tells us what the Enneagram test is and how to use it. Leigh describes how the Enneagram is based on the Seven Deadly Sins, plus two more items. Leigh reviews the 9 types of people the Enneagram focuses on. She tells us that each of the 9 types has positive and negative qualities, based on their unique gifts and struggles. How the Enneagram coach can help you figure out your type or apply it to your life. She tells us how you can elevate you motivations to come from a whole heart. Leigh go through the healing mindsets, gifts and attitudes.   SHOW NOTES   Leigh Kramer The Enneagram Coach The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People The Wisdom of the Enneagram   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 25, 2015
TLS #105: How to Eat Intuitively During The Holidays with Isabel Foxen Duke
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In today’s Lively Show, we are diving headfirst into the world of intuitive eating and sharing how we can apply intuitive eating principles to our holiday food choices. As I’ve shared on the show before, I personally struggled on both sides of the scale with under- and overeating for nine years and I know how tricky intuitive eating can seem -- especially during the holidays! Today I am joined by Isabel Foxen Duke, an intuitive eating coach and all around wonderful + hilarious person, to explore this topic in depth. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to explore the concepts of intuitive and emotional eating on a deeper level, or for anyone seeking a mindful approach to holiday food.       [Tweet "“Almost every attempt of weight loss is about control of some situation in the outside world.” - Isabel Foxen Duke "] [Tweet "“Kids are the best intuitive eaters.” -Isabel Foxen Duke "] [Tweet "“It is impossible to accomplish this unless you let go of the results.” -Isabel Foxen Duke "] [Tweet "“You need to learn the language of your body.” -Isabel Foxen Duke "]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Isabel teaches us how to eat intuitively around food and during the holiday. She explains how diet was forced on her when she was 3 years old and the effect that diet had on her. How she grew up hating her body and how this is not a unique story for women She talks about “fallen off the wagon" and how to get rid of the wagon. Isabel tells us how she figured out that diet was not working and how she changed her mindset. Why she thinks service is not effective if you don’t love the work. Isabel describes how most women in this country are not losing weight for health reasons but for social reasons. She tells use to make decisions moment to moment. Isabel tells us how important it is to let go to get your results and be happy. Isabel would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Isabel Foxen Duke     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 19, 2015
TLS #104: An open dialogue about thriving as a transgender person with Dillan DiGiovanni
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Today’s Lively Show is one of the most fascinating and helpful conversations I’ve had on The Lively Show thus far. In today’s episode, Dillan DiGiovanni, a health coach and TEDx speaker who transitioned his gender identity in his mid-30’s, shares how and why he thrived before and after his gender transition, the complexity of evolving language around sexuality and sexual identities, and what Dillan believes is not being accurately conveyed in the media about transgender individuals. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a fascinating story about thriving authentically, or for anyone looking to better understand, connect, and communicate with people who identify as transgender.       [Tweet "“ We are naturally programmed to put people in boxes.” - Dillan DiGiovanni "] [Tweet "“ People mostly have the best intentions.” - Dillan DiGiovanni "] [Tweet "“ Knowing more and feeling more confident brings us all forward.” - Dillan DiGiovanni "] [Tweet "“ Have fun while you are here. You have one life.” - Dillan DiGiovanni "] [Tweet "“ Take impeccable care of yourself.” - Dillan DiGiovanni "]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Dillan left his teaching career due to his personal identity issues. Using the proper terminology for transgenders including sexual orientation differences. Dillan explains the common narrative that transgender people use and how they feel about their body. What are the appropriate ways to address a transgender person as to not offend or hurt that person. We discuss the issues facing the transgender communities including transgender rights. Dillan tells us his personal journey through transition how he has became estranged from his family. We learn some of the dos and don’ts of speaking to a transgender person. Dillan gives his prospective of the similarities and differences between the sexes in society and on a person level. How the transgender community is getting misunderstand in the media. What internal doubt and resistance Dillan faces in his life. Dillan gives advice for those seeking to take the transgender journey.   SHOW NOTES   Connect with Dillan on Twitter or Instagram Dillan DiGiovanni's Website   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Nov 12, 2015
TLS #103: makeup saves + splurges, plus an inside look at full-time vlogging with Anna Gardner (Vivianna Does Makeup)
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Today’s Lively Show is a fun, lighthearted “girl chat” with the lovely and down-to-Earth beauty vlogger, Anna Gardner, of the very popular YouTube Channel and blog, Vivianna Does Makeup. Though dozens of well-known bloggers have come on TLS and discussed blogging tips, we’ve never directly spoken about the topic of video blogging and YouTube. So today, Anna is filling us in on how full-time vloggers make an income, tips and tricks for making great videos, which equipment we should invest in, and more. Plus, she also shares her favorite spend + splurge makeup items. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a fun chat about all things beauty and vlogging.   [Tweet "“Keep practicing because it will get better.” - Anna Gardner"] [Tweet ""You cannot fake passion in a video.” - Anna Gardner"] [Tweet "“Good things come when you take the tough road.” - Anna Gardner "]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Anna’s make-up obsession evolved to blogging and creating content to share. Why she left a full-time job working in PR and editorial writing to pursue her deeper passion. How Anna monetizes her blog and vlogging with affiliate marketing and sponsorships with major brands. What Anna believe is important to sustain an online business. How Anna’s approach to make-up has changed. What make-up and beautify products you should invest in the most. How Anna balances sharing personal and private parts of her life. How she maintains her personal time during "off hours" when not working. Anna's biggest tips about getting started in YouTube vlogging. She shares her fears of procrastination and how she regains focus and control in her life.   SHOW NOTES   Vivianna Does Makeup Anna’s Youtube channel Kate Summerville Beauty Products Canon EOS 600D   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS - Michigan Meetup Update! We are going to do a casual Ann Arbor meetup on November, 11th at 7pm. The location is TBD, depending on how many people RSVP (there's no cost to come, and it will likely be at a coffee shop or restaurant for casual drinks and chatting). If you'd like to join us, send us an email with the subject "Michigan Meetup." My Right Hand Lady, Elle, will send over the location details when we have a spot lined up. : )
Nov 05, 2015
TLS #102: 10 Truths About Finding Peace In Being “Average” In This Season Of Our Career With Jessica Flannigan (Live The Fancy Life)
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Today on The Lively Show, I'm talking with Jessica Flannigan of Live The Fancy Life. Jessica is a wife, mother of two, writer, business owner, and blogger who went from trying to "do it all" and "be as big as possible" in her career to shifting gears around her true core Values. Though we are all at different points in our journeys, with different Values and circumstances, Jessica's story inspires us to think about what is truly most innately fulfilling for us personally in this season of our lives. This episode is perfect for anyone who is stressed out, distracted, scared to move forward in some area of their lives, or wants to hear an amazing story of a woman who had the courage to step back from "the hustle" in order to live a life that is optimal, given her circumstances and Values.   [Tweet "“You can do everything perfectly, but you can’t do it all at once.”"] [Tweet "“This life right here, right now is beautiful.” - Jessica Flannigan"]       IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Jessica made the decision to focus less on becoming a huge success as a writer and more on spending time with her family. How Jessica was able to let go of the identity she had placed on her job and output, and design her life around her core values. How Jessica’s new approach has changed her life. How our identity can become too strongly tied to our occupation both personally and in the eyes of others. The “10 Truths” that have helped Jessica find peace in being “average” in this season of her life. How we can let go of the idea of having everything and love our life as it is right now. What Jessica would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Click the image below to get the free printable!    Live The Fancy Life Oh Boy Style Hilary Rushford on The Lively Show Life With Intention Online Squarespace Mini Interview: The Alisha Nicole   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 29, 2015
TLS #101: Lewis Howes on Turning Failure Into Feedback (The School of Greatness)
47:06
Today's Lively Show is focused on the mental and emotional groundwork that can either help or hinder our ability to live our Values and build the life of our dreams. We're talking with Lewis Howes, a genuinely kind and vulnerable person, former pro football player, successful business owner, Olympic hopeful, podcaster (The School of Greatness), and author of the new book, The School of Greatness. Today's episode is an intimate look at the early years of Lewis' life that sparked a burning desire to prove people wrong, and later transformed into a quest to live from an authentic place of love and inspiration. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a powerful story of a man who came through great adversity to live the life of his dreams, and for anyone looking for practical tips to move past personal limitations.   [Tweet "“When we’re attached to results, that’s when we hurt ourselves.” - Lewis Howes"] [Tweet "“Anything is possible at any time. Age is an illusion.” - Lewis Howes"] [Tweet "“The only way you can be successful is through failure.” - Lewis Howes"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Lewis’ childhood struggles with dyslexia, loneliness and aggression and how he was able to find acceptance. Why Lewis believes that all things are possible and how he has been able to accomplish his goals, though not always in the ways he originally thought he would. What his father did to instill in him the idea that he should never consider his age a limitation. How someone can make the shift from being fueled by anger and resentment to being fueled by love, inspiration and service. What Lewis believes is more fulfilling than accomplishing a big goal. What Lewis is grateful for right now. How we can start viewing failure as feedback. The support system Lewis has built in his life and how he uses it to get out of a funk. How learning to fully accept and love himself has changed his life. What Lewis would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   The School of Greatness The School of Greatness Podcast   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 22, 2015
TLS #100: Elizabeth Gilbert on curiosity, epic self-compassion, & creativity (“Big Magic”)
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Episode 100. Elizabeth Gilbert. And my 31st birthday. These are three things that are all happening today on The Lively Show, and I'm pinching myself to make sure this isn't just a dream.... .... A lovely dream that I cannot wait to share with you! Today we're talking with worldwide bestselling author, Elizabeth Gilbert - of Big Magic, and Eat Pray Love fame - about a wide range of topics including creativity, the fetishization of passion, the magic of curiosity, and the importance of epic doses of self-compassion. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to have a more compassionate + creative life, career, and relationship with themselves.    [Tweet "“Honor your creativity so much that you don’t demand it to provide for your entire life.” - Elizabeth Gilbert"] [Tweet "“None of us are entitled to any outcome ever. This is the fiercest truth that there is about life on earth.” - Elizabeth Gilbert"] [Tweet "“Practice on yourself the great tenderhearted passion you want to show to the world.” - Elizabeth Gilbert "] [Tweet "“What do you want to do that makes your soul ignite?” - Elizabeth Gilbert"] [Tweet "“Follow your curiosity.” - Elizabeth Gilbert"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Elizabeth’s childhood spent living on a farm contributed to her creativity. Why Elizabeth doesn’t preach passion to others, and what she thinks is a better alternative to passion. How she is repurposing and reclaiming the word “entitlement.” Why Elizabeth believes people shouldn’t quit their day jobs in order to be creative. Why she thinks service is not effective if you don’t love the work. How Elizabeth is able to avoid martyrdom in her life and solve conflicts in a creative and playful way. Why self compassion is essential for a joyful and beautiful life. How Elizabeth distinguishes between the soul and the ego and how her soul has kept her going through rejection and scrutiny. What she believes is the best way to help others. How Elizabeth has come to understand and work with her psychological creative cycles. What Elizabeth would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Eat Pray Love Big Magic Magic Lessons Podcast Get your free audio copy of Big Magic, or any other book you'd like at Audible.com/lively Squarespace Mini Interview: Bryn Huntpalmer of The Birth Hour Podcast   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Oct 15, 2015
TLS #99: life, career, & design Q+A
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Today I've got a very special birthday week Lively Show Q&A! On Monday, I sent out an email requesting questions on any and all topics, and I got more than 100 awesome questions in response. I want to share a huge hug + thank you to everyone who emailed a question. They were wonderful, and I look forward to possibly answering questions that were not addressed today in future Mini Editions to come. In this episode, I'm answering 20 questions on a variety of topics including: life, career, home design, podcasting, personal growth, dating, my childhood, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a fun chat on a wide range of topics that will hopefully add a little extra joy and peace to their day.        IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How did you or how would you suggest transitioning from a full time job to a job/career you love, of entrepreneurship? Even when you need to continue to work to provide. What is your schedule? Do you keep "regular" business hours? How early do you get up..  Bedtime, etc.! I’m curious, how is the new house coming along? Have you tried any new decor trends in this house that you haven’t tried in the past? Or are you sticking to the classic looks that are tried and true for you? Do you have any advice for starting a values based blog and not getting caught up in things like subscribers and followers? My question is: how do you stick to habits in order to achieve goals? I feel like I'm pretty clear on what I want to do/be, but I lack follow-through. Any advice? How can I use value based intentions when dating?  I would love to know about your childhood; how your parents raised such an ambitious, brilliant and self-confident woman! I wanted to know how is it being on the Hormone Detox Plan? Do you feel different? Is it easy to follow? I made a goal 18 months ago that I would be able to quite my day job by March of 2015. I made tons of progress and am very proud of how far I have come HOWEVER, I'm really no where near being able to quit my job. So, I really struggle to stay motivated sometimes. And, to be honest, sometimes I wonder how long I should pursue the photography dream before moving on from it and just let it be a hobby instead of a career....? How do you best keep in touch with family & friends that live far away? How can you design/decorate a beautiful + functional space in a small apartment on a budget? I can happily say that I'm living a life that I'm proud of. I'm living in myself and as myself. It feels good! However, sometimes I feel very guilty because of my privilege. How do I keep continuing to check my privilege (as someone who is significantly less oppressed than so many people), but keep the joy that I've worked so hard for? What are some things you hope to do in your life outside of your career?  Where is your favorite place that you have traveled, and where is on your travel "bucket list"? Wanting to live a life with intention - sometimes it is and *should be* hard to make the choices we have chosen, like eating well and living mindfully. Do you agree? Disagree? I'd love to hear your experience, and how you balance this? Self-compassion and persistence / pushing? Maybe you could share your morning and evening routine that sets you up for success? What do you do when you hit a road block... not an external one, but a mental and personal one. How do you get motivated when you do hit road blocks. Do you give yourself time? journal? seek out your mentor? Would love your advice here! How do you keep your calm and really listen to what your guests are saying, while still getting all the information your audience is craving, especially when you're nervous? How, from so early on, has your podcast quality been so high? How long did you prep/plan/deliberate on the idea? From idea to execution,
Oct 13, 2015
TLS #98: Purpose, Motherhood, Overcoming Anxiety & Making a Difference with Ashley LeMieux (The Shine Project)
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Happy Lively Show day to you! Today's guest, Ashley LeMieux, is someone I admire not only for the impact she's making on the world through her (quickly expanding) accessory company, The Shine Project, but she's also someone who simply radiates joy in a palpable way you can just feel. In the show, we're talking about her mission-driven business (which grants college scholarships and employs inner city youth), how she's adjusted to becoming a mom of two children over the past two and a half years, how she's handling bouts of anxiety, and what purpose can look like at different times in our lives. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for an encouraging conversation around the topics of making a difference, dealing with anxiety proactively, navigating motherhood and career, and embracing purpose in our lives.     [Tweet "“No one else can make it happen but you.” - Ashley LeMieux"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Ashley’s experience working with inner city youth lead to her starting the Shine Project. How Ashley’s purpose fuels her life. The mindset Ashley has adopted that has helped get her through difficulties and accomplish big things. What purpose is and how our purpose can change throughout the different seasons of our lives. The anxiety Ashley has been experiencing recently and what has helped her cope with it. What she does to make sure her children aren’t negatively affected by her anxiety. Ashley’s advice to people who want to make an impact in their community either through starting a business or not. What Ashley would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   The Shine Project   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS: Have you written a letter to your intuition? We're looking to create an ebook with a compilation of intuition letters on a variety of subjects (shared anonymously or with credit, whichever you prefer). If you'd like to submit a letter for consideration, please email the letter to jess(at)jesslively(dot)com with the subject line INTUITION LETTER. : )
Oct 08, 2015
TLS #97: September Favorites + My Favorite Tech Tools to Stay Organized
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Today it's time to share my second installment of monthly favorites! In this mini edition, I'm dishing on a variety of favorites from September including my favorite books, eats, reads, TV shows, organizational tech tools, and more. Plus, I'm also sharing how you can submit your intuition letters for a new book project I'm working on as well. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear about my favorites from the month of September. : )        IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   When the Michigan Lively Show meet up will happen. How you can submit your intuition letters for a new book project I'm working on. My favorite book from September. My new favorite TV show (and it's not a murder mystery this time!) My new fall favorite item of clothing. My favorite tech tools to stay organized personally and as a team. My new favorite #dfree and #gfree recipe. How the WomanCode protocol is going so far. My very, very favorite new thing (which all tampon users need to know about!).   SHOW NOTES   Intuition Writing Exercise To submit your intuition letter for the intuition letter ebook: Please email Elle at jess(at)jesslively(dot)com with the subject line "INTUITION LETTER" Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Grace and Frankie Lucky Women's Basel Boot 
Instagram snap of my favorite booties Google Calendar Sunrise App Teuxdeux.com The Lively Show with Tina Roth Eisenberg Trello Voxer styleandpepper.com The Lively Show with Alisa Vitti about Hormones Instagram snap of my Italian Extravaganza recipe macadamia nut ricotta recipe The Diva Cup The Lively Show with Bea Johnson about a Zero Waste Lifestyle Helpful Youtube diva cup review     LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 06, 2015
TLS #96: how to diversify self-worth with Tal Ben-Shahar (Happier.tv)
27:53
Today's episode of The Lively Show is a huge honor for me to share with you. I'm talking with author and lecturer, Tal Ben-Shahar. Tal taught two of the largest Harvard classes in the history of the school, and I was a lucky student of his Positive Psychology class -- tuning in "un-officially" during my time at The University of Michigan. His work has made a huge impact on my life and I am pumped to get to share him with you today on TLS(!!!). In the show we cover a wide range of topics including: positive psychology, the origins of "self help," the importance of diversifying our self-worth, perfect vs. optimal, and how to effectively implement habits that will boost our happiness. This episode is perfect for anyone who geeks out on the topic of personal development or wants to get some easy takeaways to start improving their life one optimal step at a time.   [Tweet "“Spend time with people you love, take time to appreciate what you have, and give yourself the permission to be human.” - Tal Ben-Shahar"] [Tweet "“Allow yourself to experience painful emotions, they’re natural. There are ups and downs in life. Accept and embrace that.” - Tal Ben-Shahar"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why the idea of "self help" has shifted from being about hard work and small change over time to quick fixes. What things are key to making positive changes in our lives. The #1 predictor of well-being. Why research shows that levels of happiness and empathy are dropping, and how we can increase those things in our own lives. Effective ways to get over the resistance we may experience towards things like exercising, meditation, and gratitude and how to create lasting habits. Tal’s thoughts on perfectionism and how embracing “good enough” can lead to less frustration and more satisfaction in our lives. How to diversify your self worth. How to avoid distractions and be more present in our lives What Tal would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Self Help The Power of Full Engagement The Pursuit of Perfect Mindset Sleeping with Your Smartphone The ONE Thing Essentialism Interview with Jay Papasan on The Lively Show   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Oct 01, 2015
TLS #95: the 2 biggest things that can make or break our careers with Jon Acuff (“Do Over”)
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Note: Life With Intention Online registration closes tomorrow (Friday 9/25/15) at midnight. Learn more and register here. Today's Lively show is a very "lively," action-packed conversation with author and thought leader, Jon Acuff. Jon is a thoughtful, funny, and down-to-earth author with five books under his belt, including Start and Quitter. Today, we're speaking about the topic of his newest book, Do Over, which is all about cultivating the four aspects of our "Career Savings Account," so that we can navigate positive, unexpected, and negative career transitions that will inevitably pop at various points in our careers (non-biz and biz alike). This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to grow and invest in their career so that they can: choose self-directed "do overs" throughout their career, or bounce back from unexpected (or unwelcome) career "do overs."   [Tweet "“The biggest gatekeeper to you doing meaningful work is usually you.” - Jon Acuff"] [Tweet "“Ask friends for favors and ask strangers for friendship.” - Jon Acuff"] [Tweet "“You’re capable of more than you think, and it’s going to be harder than you think.” - Jon Acuff"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Jon’s book Do Over has helped a broad range of people — from stay at home moms to college grads — learn how to handle life change. Jon’s formula for an amazing career, and the area in which he believes most of us are lacking. Why Jon suggests meeting with advocates on a regular basis who are able to speak honest truth into your life, and how to find them. Two things you can do to change your job tomorrow. The problem with the idea that you have to be an entrepreneur to do meaningful work. Why looking at your job to provide everything you need for fulfillment is not the answer. The one powerful question Jon asks before each speaking engagement that has made him a more effective speaker. Jon's advice on online dating profiles. What Jon would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Career Fireside Chat recording + printable Stuff Christians Like  Jon’s Blog  Do Over James Altucher  Squarespace Mini Interview Guest: Allison Magpantay   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 24, 2015
TLS #94: crafting a Values-based career & life with intention online with Katie Evans (Hooray Mail)
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Today we're talking intentions - Values-based intentions to be exact! In this episode, we're discussing what it means to live from our Values through the experience of Life With Intention Online alumni, Katie Evans. Katie is a mom, wife, non-profit board member, and founder of HoorayMail.com - on top of having a full-time job! She's one busy lady and she's sharing openly about how she's changed her life to find more peace, joy, and fulfillment in the things she's added and subtracted from her closet, home, personal habits, relationships, and career. All as a result of living from her Values-based intentions. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about the Life With Intention Online approach, Values-based intentions, and the LWIO class structure.    PS: Life With Intention Online registration is now open (through September/25)! Learn more + register here.   [Tweet "“Create space. Make room for what matters in your life.” - Katie Evans"] [Tweet "“Listen to your intuition. The wisdom within your gut is where all your answers reside.” - Katie Evans"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why Katie decided to take Life With Intention Online and how it has changed her life. Why Katie didn’t feel fulfilled even after crossing everything off her bucket list before age 30. The clever trick Katie uses to begin the day with intention. Who would benefit from taking Life With Intention Online. How Katie has found peace in her every day life through her Values Based Intentions. Her advice to someone before they begin the Life With Intention Online course. How Katie was able to fit the class into her extra busy schedule. Why we are both excited to take the class again this fall. What Katie would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online details + registration (open until September 25th, 2015) Life With Intention Online alumni episode with Elizabeth Piper Intention Setting Mini Series (available through Sunday, September 20th, 2015) Hooray Mail  Intention Tattoos  The Crossroads of Should and Must Creative Mornings  Jessica Turner's interview on The Lively Show Today's Squarespace Mini Interview Guest: Bare Root Girl Subscribe to Hooray Mail and get a free month (that's 2 mailings!) - use code LIVELY   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 17, 2015
TLS #93: life after blogging, the new book, & blog/life boundaries with John and Sherry Petersik (Young House Love)
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Today's show is quite simply... epic for any fans of John and Sherry Petersik of Young House Love! John and Sherry are the husband and wife duo that have a large mammoth and devoted community that has followed their DIY successes, home decor adventures, and personal journey since 2007. Then, in October of 2014, they decided to leave their full-time blogging career behind. But they're back... at least on today's podcast!  They are covering all the bases: - What they've been up to since they stopped blogging. - How their careers have evolved post-blog. - A sneak peek behind their new book, Lovable, Livable Home (launching September 22nd!). - What's new with Clara, Teddy, and Burger. - How their blog/life boundaries and priorities have changed. - Why they stopped blogging. - The role positive and critical feedback played in closing the blog. - And - of course - whether or not they plan to re-open the blog. Let's go to the show!   PS - For those who cannot hear podcasts, we have made a transcript for this episode.   [Tweet "“If something feels wrong or unnatural you have to change it. No one’s going to change it for you.” - @younghouselove "] [Tweet "“Embrace the adventure. Be willing to experiment and try and fail.” - @younghouselove "]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What enabled John and Sherry to quit their jobs and focus on their blog full time while raising their children. What John and Sherry have been doing since they stopped blogging in October of 2014, and how they have been able to use the skills they developed while blogging to make a living without their platform. John and Sherry tell us about their new book. How their home decorating and DIY process has changed since they stopped blogging and why they feel in some ways the process is more genuine and enjoyable now. The scrutiny they received by readers of their blog and the role it played in their decision to leave blogging. Why feedback, both good and bad, hindered their ability to be authentic. Their advice to someone who is struggling with public scrutiny online. How John and Sherry have changed their conception of their self worth and found a better balance in their lives after leaving the blog. What John and Sherry would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Young House Love (Blog)  Young House Love (Book) Lovable Livable Home (pre-order for September 22nd, 2015) John and Sherry’s products   Myleik Teele's Interview on The Lively Show  Kate Arends' Interview on The Lively Show    LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS: Tomorrow I'm hosting the first of only two free, live (online) Intention Setting Workshops I'm doing in 2015! I can't wait to share how to set Values-based intentions from closet to career with you then!
Sep 10, 2015
TLS #92: tips for dating introverts & dating as an introvert with Sarah Jones (introverted alpha)
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Today's show centers on an unexpected + fun topic I've been itching to share. We're talking dating! Specifically: tips on how to date introverts, and how to attract people naturally as an introvert. I'm speaking with dating coach Sarah Jones, of IntrovertedAlpha.com. Sarah specializes in helping introverted men improve their dating experience and attract women naturally. This conversation is perfect for introverts and extroverts who want to understand the concept of introversion a bit better, want to learn how introversion affects dating (as a man and as a woman), or want to thrive in a relationship with someone who is introverted.   PS: Please also share this episode with anyone you know who may benefit from these tips. : )   [Tweet "“You can’t always wait until you’re sure before you do something.” - Sarah Jones"] [Tweet "“Enjoy the hell out of being you.” - Sarah Jones"] [Tweet "“Introversion is a beautiful thing. It’s not something wrong or to fix.” - Sarah Jones"]   September only:     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How her work as an artist and tutor lead Sarah to become a dating coach that focuses on helping introverted men. Why as an extroverted child she felt she needed to be more introverted and how that experience has served her in her work. The common misconceptions about what introversion means and how introverts and extroverts get their energy differently. How having an understanding of the differences between introverts and extroverts can help someone who is dating or in a relationship. 3 things that introverts can do to improve their dating experience. How women can help men feel confident to approach them. Sarah’s advice to introverted men and women who want to try online dating. How to enjoy being you. How you can improve your connection with an introverted partner. What Sarah would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Free Live Online Intention Setting Workshops (September only) Introverted Alpha  Myers Briggs Personality Type Test  Quiet   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     September Only:
Sep 03, 2015
TLS #91: August Favorites & Free Intention Setting Training
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To kick off September, I've got two new things for you! 1. A new Lively Show sharing my favorite things from August. "Monthly favorites" are popular episodes on many YouTube channels, and they are now my favorite videos to watch. In today's mini edition of The Lively Show, I'm experimenting with this type of episode on the podcast! I'm sharing all the things I loved eating, watching, reading, etc. this August. Click the "read this post" button below to listen. 2. Free Values-based intention setting workshops! To celebrate the end of The Lively Show Summer Series and the upcoming Life With Intention Online opening, I'm dedicating this September to free live online workshops to help you set Values-Based Intentions for your life. If you'd like to join the live Intention Setting Workshops (the first begins next week), >> please sign up here <<. (After the workshops are over, the link above will no longer allow you to sign up.)     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The favorite things that I read, watched, ate, and loved this August. How to join the free live intention setting workshops I'll be hosting this month!   SHOW NOTES   Free Live Intention Setting Workshops * (*After the workshop registration is closed, this link will no longer allow you to register.) Mimi Ikonn YouTube Channel Mimi Ikonn on The Lively Show Vivianna Does Makeup YouTube Channel The Lively Show episode with Alisa Vitti about Woman Code & hormones Taza Chocolate Bars (my fave flavors are Toffee Almond & Sea Salt and Raspberry Nib Crunch) Trader Joes Organic Brown Rice Pasta Fusseli (Gluten Free) Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck The Power of Now Murder She Wrote < On Netflix BBC's Hercules Poirot < Most seasons are on Netflix   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Sep 01, 2015
TLS #90: green smoothies, embracing imperfections, & online marketing with Jadah Sellner (simple green smoothies)
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Today we are wrapping up August's Mindfulness Month (and the Summer Series as a whole) with the incredibly magnetic Jadah Sellner, co-founder of SimpleGreenSmothies.com. Jadah and her partner, Jen Hansard, have created a massive online community and business around the concept of including green smoothies in our diet in order to improve our health and wellbeing in all areas of our lives. In addition to talking about the positive effects of green smoothies, Jadah will be sharing about two other topics near and dear to her heart: authentic online marketing and embracing our imperfections. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear about: the inspiring effects of green smoothies, Jadah's take on embracing imperfections, or how a flourishing "accidental" career + business got started.   [Tweet "“We all have to start at zero.” - Jadah Sellner"] [Tweet "“Ask yourself: what is the one thing that I need the most in my life right now?” - Jadah Sellner"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The green smoothie that changed Jadah's life and how she lost weight, gained energy and started eating healthier thanks to her green smoothie habit. How Jadah and Simple Green Smoothies co-founder Jen Hansard got 370,000 + followers on Instagram. Her unique and powerful way of looking at social media and how Simple Green has used it to grow their business and build trust with their community. Jadah tells us about Simple Green Smoothies’ upcoming free 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge and their 21 Day Cleanse. Jadah gives tips to smoothie newbies, including how to get your kids to drink green smoothies. How she is currently embracing imperfection in her life. Jadah tells us about 2 exciting secret projects that are coming out this fall. What Jadah would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Simple Green Smoothies  Jadah and Jen's Parenting Blog  My Healthy Dish's Instagram  The ONE Thing Essentialism Jay Papasan's interview on The Lively Show (The One Thing co-author) Jadahsellner.com   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     photo by inherimagephoto.com
Aug 27, 2015
TLS #89: how to take big + small steps towards a zero waste lifestyle with Bea Johnson (zero waste home)
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Today on TLS we're exploring what is perhaps an unexpected slant on Mindfulness Month... we're talking about trash!  Bea Johnson, of Zero Waste Home, is the pioneer of the zero waste lifestyle community. Nine years ago, she and her family of four slowly and steadily worked their way towards accumulating just 1 liter of waste per year! Did you notice that mason jar she's holding in the photo above? That's their yearly liter of trash(!!!). Though we all may not decide to go "full" zero waste based on our circumstances and/or personal Values, Bea shares many big and small steps we can all take to reduce the amount of waste we generate everyday. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story of a modern, urban family who switched from "having all the things" to "having all the experiences." And it's also great for anyone looking to learn about the big and small steps they can take to reduce their waste.   [Tweet "“Life is not about stuff.” - Bea Johnson"] [Tweet "“Living simply opens time in your life to live more and enjoy life.” - Bea Johnson"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What inspired Bea and her family to get rid of 80% of their belongings and reduce their waste to one quart sized jar per year. Bea's take on what fashion truly is and why she believes that having more clothes does not necessarily mean you have more options. How America materialism compares with that of France and how Bea has noticed the materialism changing in France over the last 20 years. What Bea’s makeup essentials are and how she makes her own makeupfrom items found at the grocery store. Why adopting the zero waste lifestyle has allowed her family to cut 40% on their overall spending. How the zero waste lifestyle has been embraced all over the world in the last decade since Bea launched her blog and how the changes she has made have influenced her extended family. Her experience with establishing a zero waste home while raising young children. How Bea does her groceries without waste. Bea shares her 5 R’s and how you can begin using them now to gradually decrease the waste in your home. What kind of criticism Bea has received and why she thinks it’s a good thing. What Bea would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Zero Waste Home Zero Waste Home Book Catalog Choice Opt Out Prescreen DMA Choice Squarespace Mini Interview: GretMackintosh.com   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 20, 2015
TLS #88: how to access your intuition & find the answers you seek with Lynn Robinson (“Divine Intuition”)
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Today's Lively Show episode is all about my favorite subject: how to access your intuition in order to find the answers you're seeking! To dive into this topic, we're talking with intuition expert and author, Lynn Robinson, about what the intuition is and how access the answers you seek inside yourself. Lynn has written six books on intuition including Divine Intuition (which I loved), and she shares several practical tips to help us gain a deeper understanding of our intuition on the show. This episode is perfect for anyone who is struggling to find clarity in some part of their life, or for anyone who wants to learn effective ways to access their intuition on a regular basis.    [Tweet "“You are being guided forward, but you may only know the next right step.” - Lynn Robinson"] [Tweet "“There’s a certain amount of trust and faith that we all need to have peace in this life.”"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The unusual circumstances that lead Lynn to begin working as an intuitive and get 500 clients within a month. Her struggles with confidence when she first started her intuitive reading practice. A few little ways you can begin to listen to your intuition when you’re busy and overwhelmed. Why our intuition often leads us to a place of uncertainty and how to tell the difference between your intuition telling you not to do something and the normal fear of doing something new. How we can access our intuitions and tune in to the innate knowledge that we have in our bodies. The most effective type of questions to ask your intuition. Lynn shares a 3-part technique that can help you when you’re feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Why only knowing the next right step in our lives can actually be a benefit. What Lynn would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   LynnRobinson.com My writing exercise to access your intuition Divine Intuition Six Ways to Supercharge Your Intuition Squarespace Mini Interview Guest: AnnetteStepanian.com   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Aug 13, 2015
TLS #87: How to Change Negative Thought Patterns & Understand the Ego with Brooke Castillo (The Life Coach School Podcast)
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To kick off TLS Mindfulness Month, today we are diving deep into "the ego" and changing negative thought patterns.  An oh-so-empowering practice to improve every aspect of our lives. To explain how to change negative "ego attacks" step-by-step, we're talking with life coach Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School and The Life Coach School podcast. Brooke is a weight loss and life coach who now helps other people become coaches, too. In addition to diving deep into the ego, we're sharing openly about our personal journeys to heal ego obsessions with body image and career. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to understand the concept of "ego" (as I refer to it on the show) and wants to learn a step-by-step process to change negative thought patterns.      [Tweet "“The body you’re in is the body you’re meant to be in. There has been no mistake.” - Brooke Castillo"] [Tweet "“There is no emotion that isn’t available to you right now.” - Brooke Castillo"] [Tweet "“Worry pretends to be necessary.” - Eckhart Tolle"] [Tweet "“If you want to access a true intuition, you have to clean up your brain first.” - Brooke Castillo"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Brooke’s love for self help developed early on and what books had the greatest influence on her growing up. What Brooke believes is the most influential tool in your life and how it affects and creates your feelings. Brooke explains how we can better access our intuition by observing our thoughts and understanding the ego. Why Brooke believes we should look at our thoughts as opinions, rather than facts. The common misconception about the Law of Attraction. How we can create a huge shift in how we feel day to day by changing the way we think about our to do list. We both discuss our own struggles with weight and how we were able to find peace in that area of our lives. The danger in finding your worth in your work. Brooke shares about her ongoing struggle with doubt. What Brooke would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Women Who Love Too Much Loving What Is Women Food and God Eckhart Tolle Intuition Writing Exercise Self Coaching 101 eBook Self Coaching 101 Intention tattoos   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS- Remember to bookmark this show for when you find you've got a tricky ego-attack to help get you back on track then, too!
Aug 06, 2015
TLS #86: blogging, design, motherhood, & mental health with Gabrielle Blair (design mom)
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Happy Lively Show day! Today we're having a "lively" conversation with designer, blogger, mother of six(!), author of Design Mom, and Alt Summit co-founder, Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom. We're talking about the evolution of blogging, how to grow an online presence, how to design a beautiful home with children, how Alt Summit got started (and why Gabrielle thinks it became such a hit), and how she approached the subject of her depression with her online community and children when she was struggling. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear about blogging, designing a home with intention, juggling motherhood and career, and sharing mental health issues online and offline.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What inspired Gabrielle to start Design Mom and how she was able to find her unique voice as a blogger. How Gabrielle and her husband have balanced working and taking care of their 6 children. How a well designed home can improve our relationships with our families. Her interesting take on bedrooms and how it gives her more opportunities to spend time with her kids and for them to interact with each other. Gabrielle's approach to technology and how she and her husband use it to intentionally connect with their children. How she is able to make time for herself between running her blog, business and raising her children. How Alt Summit was born and why Gabrielle thinks it’s been such a success. Her advice to someone who wants to start a blog but feels like everything has been done before. Gabrielle’s tips for someone who feels like they have great content but don’t have a growing audience. Her struggles with depression and what allowed her be able to keep working and parenting during that time. What Gabrielle would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Design Mom BlogHer Conference Mom 2.0 Summit Oh Happy Day Say Yes Alt Summit   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 30, 2015
TLS #85: optimize your hormones to improve *every* aspect of your life with Alisa Vitti (flo living)
58:24
Today's episode is a MUST LISTEN for every woman.  I've never been more passionate about spreading a message on The Lively Show. Regardless of whether you act on this information right away (or ever), I believe the information shared in this episode can truly be life and paradigm-changing for all women. We have a right to know this powerful information exists so that we can make informed decisions that affect every aspect of our lives. Please listen + share this episode with every woman you believe may benefit from hearing it.  /// Did you know that today's traditional nutrition, work schedule, and exercise recommendations are all centered around male hormone patterns? Did you know things like PMS, cramps, unexplained infertility, low libido, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, and eczema are improved or even fixable by optimizing our hormones? Today's Lively Show features Alisa Vitti, an integrated nutritionist and hormone specialist. She's also the founder of the online women's health center, Flo Living, and author of the book, WomanCode. Alisa is sharing her personal journey with hormone imbalance, as well as how she's reversed her medical diagnosis through working with her endocrine (hormone) system. She's also explaining how we can optimize our lives in a female hormone-centric way, to improve our health, vitality, personal power, work, libido, fertility, and more. This episode is perfect for women looking to understand how we can optimize our hormones to improve every aspect of our lives.    [Tweet "“Our hormones and our bodies are not a liability, they’re our power source.” - Alisa Vitti"] [Tweet "“Your body is telling you everything you need to know.” - Alisa Vitti"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What inspired Alisa to start a period club in the 6th grade with her friends. The intuitive feeling she had as a young woman that something wasn’t right in her body. The severe health issues Alisa experienced in her 20’s and how she finally discovered what was the cause of her problems. Why Alisa decided to find an alternative to her doctor’s recommendations for how to treat her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Alisa explains what hormones and the endocrine system are, why they are important and why now is an especially important time for women to examine their hormonal health. Why Alisa’s protocol is helpful for any woman, not only women with serious issues like PCOS, fibroids and endometriosis. Why I initially experienced resistance to learning about Alisa’s protocol. Why she believes in eating, exercising and working differently throughout the month based on where you are in your cycle. Alisa’s advice to someone who is currently on the pill who would like to get healthy using the FLO protocol. Alisa’s advice to someone who might get criticized by friends and family about the new changes they are making. 3 baby steps you can take right now to get your health and hormones in balance. How having balanced hormones has given Alisa energy, focus and power both during and after her recent pregnancy. What Alisa would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Flo Living WomanCode Alisa on Dr. Oz Functional Medicine Directory   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 23, 2015
TLS #84: Behind The Scenes of “The Royal We” with Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
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Today is Royal We Day! As I've been sharing lately on TLS and on IG, I have become obsessed with the popular new fiction book, The Royal We. The Royal We is a national bestselling book loosely based on the lives of Prince William and Princess Kate if Kate happened to be an American exchange student named Rebecca (Bex) Porter. It. Is. SO. Good. We're talking with the authors, Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks (also the bloggers behind the popular fashion comedy blog, Go Fug Yourself), about how they wrote the book together, what research went into the epic plot, and how their blog led to their careers as fiction authors. This episode is perfect for current Royal We fans, potential Royal We readers, or anyone looking to learn how two writers co-authored a 450 page novel together.      [Tweet "“There isn’t a ‘hack’, you just have to do it. It’s not easy but it’s simple.”"] [Tweet "“Do the work. Write thank you notes.” - Jessica Morgan"] [Tweet "“Don’t be afraid of your first effort not being right. That’s how you get better.”"]     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What inspired Heather and Jessica to start their website, and how it lead to their book writing careers. Their in-depth process of research for The Royal We. The method Heather and Jessica use to co-author their books. How they created their characters and the work they did to make sure they felt authentic. The positive response The Royal We has received in the US, and they think the response will be in the UK. Heather and Jessica’s thoughts on possible sequels or a movie deal. The struggles they are currently facing personally and as authors. What Heather and Jessica would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Television without Pity Go Fug Yourself Spoiled Messy The Royal We Sir John Soane’s Museum The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay The War of Art Mindset Squarespace Mini Interview Guest: Joy Laforme   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 16, 2015
TLS #83: Personal Growth in a Relationship & Changing Unhelpful Drinking Patterns with Tara Bliss
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Today's episode of The Lively Show is extremely powerful, insightful, and so soothing that I have a feeling many people will feel like they've had a massage after listening to the show! I'm talking with Australian life coach, Tara Bliss, about her journey from using drinking and drugs to be the best version of herself, to finding a more peaceful approach to living her life. Tara details her experiences and advice for others who struggle with this area of life in her book, High: A Party Girl's Guide To Peace. (Note: The practices Tara recommends are geared towards those with milder relationships to alcohol and drugs, not specifically serious addictions.) This episode is perfect for anyone who would like to: hear an honest and inspiring personal story, learn about new ways to approach drinking peacefully, or learn how to connect with a partner who may not be on the same personal growth path as themselves.     [Tweet "“You can’t do anything but work on you.” - Tara Bliss"] [Tweet "“We so often teach what we need to learn.” - Tara Bliss"] [Tweet "“Whatever force got you here is the very force that will save you.” - Tara Bliss"] [Tweet "“It’s when you ask yourself better questions that you create a better life.” - Tara Bliss"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why Tara moved away from home during high school and worked to support herself. What lead her to begin drinking at the age of 15. How her drinking and drug habits affected her as an aspiring olympian volleyball player. The wakeup call she had during a volleyball game that gave her perspective on her lifestyle and choices. The transformational trip that helped her to leave a large part of her lifestyle behind. Tara shares what helped her get through the difficulties she had in her relationship with her future husband as they recovered from substance abuse together. Her advice to someone who is interested in self development who has a partner that doesn’t share the same interest. How we can transform our judgment into compassion. What practices have helped Tara let go of drugs and alcohol. Tara explains her accidental transition into life coaching. Why she decided to self publish her book. How Tara’s perspective has shifted about sobriety even since she wrote her book and her advice to anyone who is thinking about exploring sobriety. What Tara would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   High: A Party Girl's Guide To Peace Tarabliss.com The Royal We   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS - Want to come to the Lively Show Austin Farewell Meet Up on Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00pm? Email jess(at)jesslively(dot)com and let me know! Once we have a head count, we'll pick a location and email you the details. : )
Jul 09, 2015
TLS #82: Better Than Before: mastering habits based on your personality with Gretchen Rubin
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Today I'm pumped to kick off July's Summer Series theme of Book Club Month with none other than bestselling author, Gretchen Rubin. Many of you may know her already from her NYT bestselling books including The Happiness Project. Or, her podcast, Happier With Gretchen Rubin. Today we're speaking about Gretchen's newest book, Better Than Before, which dives into the methods that allow us to make habits and stick to them - based on our individual habit tendencies. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in incorporating positive habits into their life and have struggled, or just want to do even "better than before."    [Tweet "“The only way we can have a happy life is on the foundation of our own nature.” -Gretchen Rubin"] [Tweet "Ever wondered how to make + keep good habits? Here's a Lively Show that explains how..."]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What lead Gretchen to quit her job as a law clerk for Sandra Day O’Connor and begin writing. The problem with some of the assumptions we have about forming habits. Her new and unique way of looking at personalities and how they relate to habits. How to set up your habits in a way that works for you personally and for your personality type. How Gretchen's Four Tendencies can help us to understand the people we live and work with as well as ourselves. What Gretchen believes is the number one best tip for starting any new habit. Gretchen shares a few ways to avoid overcommitment in our lives. The difference between Moderators and Abstainers and why it is important to know which one you are. We talk about the concept of Loopholes and how to avoid them in order to build stronger habits. The importance of self compassion and how it’s possible to keep a good habit even if you fail once in a while. Why rewards often interfere with habit formation and the best way to use rewards to form a habit. Why knowing your values is important for creating new habits. Gretchen shares important Foundation Level habits for anyone who doesn’t know where to start. What Gretchen would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Gretchen's Books Four Tendencies Quiz The 5 Love Languages Women Food and God Man's Search for Meaning Hal Elrod on creating the best year ever Starter kit for accountability groups SquareSpace mini interview guest: Christy Knutson   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jul 02, 2015
TLS #81: I have 2 big announcements: we’re moving + I’m writing a book!
7:50
Today on The Lively Show, I'm doing an impromptu Mini Edition sharing those two big announcements I've been hinting at recently: We've bought our first house and are moving from Austin, TX to Ann Arbor, MI! I'm writing my first book! In the episode, I'm sharing more about both of these exciting developments: why we're moving away from our beloved Austin, and what the new book will be about! This episode is perfect for anyone interested in why the heck we're moving to Michigan, and what I've been struggling with - until recently - that I'm going to devote my first book to...      IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why, after LOVING Austin, we've decided to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our three Values that helped us decide to move instead of staying put. The one value that we needed to downgrade in order to move, and what we're doing about that. The thing I've been personally struggling with on and off for the past six years, which I'm now devoting my first book to.   SHOW NOTES   Book info   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 30, 2015
TLS #80: how to change our money mindsets to achieve our financial goals with farnoosh torabi (So Money podcast)
49:46
Welcome to the final week of Money Month! I'm pumped for this episode because I believe it holds the key to succeeding in any other goal in our financial lives that we've covered in money month and in our previous money episodes from TLS season one. Today I'm talking with Farnoosh Torabi, she's a bestselling financial author, coach, TV personality, and podcaster out to help people live richer, happier lives. Today we'll be discussing the money mindsets that have the power to cause us to succeed or fail in our financial lives. This is an amazing framework that applies to anything we want in life, far beyond money as well!  Plus, Farnoosh is answering TLS listener questions about money. This episode is perfect for anyone who is unsure about why they haven't succeeded with their financial goals so far, or wants to learn how to implement effective financial strategies.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why Farnoosh wanted to pursue journalism as a career but decided to major in finance in college instead. How Farnoosh got into journalism and used her finance degree to her advantage. Farnoosh's advice for anyone looking to break into the news industry. How Farnoosh got out of $30,000 in debt on an $18,000 salary (while living in New York!). The money mindsets and disciplines that Farnoosh believes helps change our relationship with our finances. How Tony Robbin's framework for success and failure applies to our financial lives. Farnoosh's #1 strategy to improving your financial future. What Farnoosh would tell someone just starting out on this journey. Farnoosh answers listener questions: How do you plan for an inconsistent income? What business structure should your blog have? How much should you have on hand for an emergency fund? How do you handle being a breadwinning wife? How should I handle invasive questions people ask me about my income?   SHOW NOTES   TLS: Debt reduction and motivation with Eric Williams TLS: Becoming Financially Proactive with Mary Beth Storjorhann TLS: 27 Ways to Make Money Online Part 1 - Hilary Rushford TLS: 27 Ways to Make Money Online Part 2 - Jessie Artigue Farnoosh.tv So Money with Farnoosh Torabi Podcast Farnoosh's books: You're So Money: Live Rich, Even When You're Not When She Makes More: The Truth About Navigating Love and Life for a New Generation of Women Psych Yourself Rich, Video Enhanced Version: Get the Mindset and Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life Freshbooks (Affiliate link + free 30 day trial to the bookkeeping software I'm obsessed with!) Tony Robbins video John Lee Dumas income reports @Farnoosh on Twitter   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS - The braille Be Brave and Be Present intention necklaces and Live With Intention bracelet are being discontinued at the end of the month! Order these beautifully intentional pieces for yourself or gifts before June 30th.
Jun 25, 2015
TLS #79: 27 Ways to Make Money Online with Jessie Artigue [Style + Pepper] (Part 2)
51:43
Today's Lively Show is the second half of last week's popular topic: 27 Ways to Make Money Online. This week we are speaking with Jessie Artigue of StyleAndPepper.com. Jessie has worn several hats before and during her online career including speaker, brand consultant, event host, sponsored blogger, and more. We'll be discussing the ways she transitioned between each avenue and what she's learned along the way. Plus, we've made a free printable (below) that outlines the 27 money making methods so you can follow along and take notes! This two-part episode is perfect for anyone looking to get advice on making money online, or anyone simply curious about how two web-based business owners optimize their income streams.    (This two-part series is based on a session that Jessie and Hilary presented at Alt Summit based on personal experience. Feel free to browse the business and blogging categories on The Lively Show page for more insights from entrepreneurs on other parts of the web with different income streams.)   [Tweet "“You have the ability to use confidence as the catalyst to get you to your goals.”"] [Tweet "“Pepper in the unique and special parts of you throughout everything that you do.”"]   Free Printable     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The event that made Jessie rethink her dream career path. What led Jessie to quit her day job at J.Crew and focus on her blog full time even during an uncertain time for the economy. Jessie's unique approach to underwritten blog content. Her tips for reaching out to brands for sponsorship. The various ways Jessie has made income online since 2009. Jessie's current perspective on new business opportunities. Why Jessie is paring down the different ways that she makes money. Her advice to anyone who is overwhelmed by too many opportunities. What Jessie would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   27 Ways to make money online (Part 1) The Lively Show with Nicole Lapin Style and Pepper Pepperologie Being Boss Podcast Jessie's Podcast: Marriage is Funny Style and Pepper You Tube Channel   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS - Don't forget to print out the free printable (above) to take notes!
Jun 18, 2015
TLS #78: 27 Ways To Make Money Online with Hilary Rushford (Part 1)
1:15:37
After seeing friends and online business owners, Hilary Rushford (Dean Street Society) and Jessie Artigue (Style & Pepper) rock out a packed session at Alt Summit on 27 Ways to Make Money Online, I knew I needed to bring their great content to you through The Lively Show! To start, we'll be discussing all of the ways that Hilary has made money online during her web-based career. This lady is crushing it with her style and business offerings. In the show, she's dishing on the ways she's done things in the past, doling out advice based on what she's learned, and giving us a peek into what she's focusing on right now. Next week, Jessie will come on the show and share her income streams over the years and her advice for people just starting out, as well as more seasoned business owners. Plus, we've made a free printable (below) that outlines the 27 money making methods below so you can follow along and take notes! This (two-part) episode is perfect for anyone looking to get advice on making money online, or anyone simply curious about how two web-based business owners optimize their income streams.    [Tweet "“You can’t bless the world if you can’t pay the rent.” -Hilary Rushford"] [Tweet "“Do everything you can to not go it alone in the process.” -Hilary Rushford"] [Tweet "The Lively Show: 27 Ways to Make Money Online ..."]   Free Printable     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The aha moment that lead Hilary to discover what she wanted to do with the next chapter of her life. The difficulties she has faced in collaboration and what she had to do to remain true to her message. How to tell the difference between “faking it until you make it” and just faking it. The importance of looking to others for feedback and wisdom. How Hilary made $2,000 dollars in a week by teaching a last minute online course. Hilary gives us a huge tip for what we can be doing right now to improve our Instagram feeds and encourage more following. The advice Hilary received that has lead her to focus, simplify and improve the services she offers. How to strike a balance between making money and doing work that brings you joy. The pros and cons of monetizing your blog and the ways that have been most effective for Hilary. Hilary’s advice to anyone who doesn’t know where to start. Why she believes it is important to develop relationships with people who have your desired career and see what their lives are really like behind the scenes. How she is currently struggling with slowing down and simplifying her business. What Hilary would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Deanstreetsociety.com The 4-Part Entrepreneur Cocktail Hilary's Free One Hour Instagram Class Making Things Happen Kaizen The Lean Startup Jessie’s blog Squarespace Mini Interview: KaitieBryant.com   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS - Don't forget to print out the free printable to take notes on this two part episode (above)!
Jun 11, 2015
TLS#77: attaining career dreams early & shifting money mindsets with Nicole Lapin (CNN + CNBC)
40:30
Today kicks off our first episode of our Summer Series! Each Lively Show episode during June, July, and August will relate to that month's particular theme. In June we're discussing money: what to do with the money you have, how to make money online (if you want to, or are interested in learning how others do), and what to do with debt. Today's guest is Nicole Lapin, a financial journalist and author of Rich Bitch. Besides being an advocate for women's financial success, she was also the youngest anchor ever on both CNN and CNBC. In the show, we discuss the money mindsets Nicole recommends and we explore what she learned from attaining her lifelong career goals at such an early age. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story about: working towards a goal, the challenges that came with being the youngest person in a public career, and the lessons Nicole learned from tackling the topic of money both personally and professionally.    Warning: The word b**** is used in this episode since it is in the book title - so you may not want to listen with little ones around. [Tweet "“Confidence isn’t about having the answers, it’s about being able to ask the questions.”"] [Tweet "“Being a rich b**** means you don’t have to be 'rich' or a 'b****.'”- @NicoleLapin"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Nicole became the youngest anchor ever on CNN and CNBC. Why she thinks that anyone can learn about and understand the world of finance. Why Nicole was inspired to make a name for herself so early on. Nicole shares with us why she actually feels younger now than she did 10 years ago and why she feels she can be more authentic now. Nicole shares two things we should be doing with our money. She gives us a different way to think about saving money. The advice she received from a mentor about goal setting and marriage that changed the way she thought about dating. The importance that asking questions has had in her life. What Nicole would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   NicoleLapin.com Rich Bitch The Skimm   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Jun 04, 2015
TLS#76: radical authenticity (& whether that means we may still feel scared at the same time) with Myleik Teele (curlbox founder)
41:02
Today's Lively Show guest is Myleik Teele, someone I adore following - especially on Instagram - for her straight-shooting take on life and career. Myleik Teele is the founder of curlbox.com, a popular subscription box service specializing in African American hair products, and the voice behind mytaughtyou.com and the My Taught You podcast. Myleik shares what she's learned from being radically authentic, how she deals with fear, and what she's learned throughout her journey in life, relationships, and business. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to hear an honest, inspiring journey or lean into their own authenticity in a greater way.     [Tweet "“A lie is what we want, but the truth is what we need.” - Myleik Teele"] [Tweet "“Be yourself and the world will adjust.” - Myleik Teele"]     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Myleik had 1000 people interested in her new business overnight. What lead to Myleik getting a DUI when she was starting her company and how she overcame the criticism she received because of it. How she responds to people who may not like her brutal honesty on social media. What it takes to it to the next level in your life, career and relationships. Why Myleik took 15 vacations last year. What she does to make time for reading every day. The difficulties Myleik encountered when she started making making more money than most of her friends. Why Myleik says that making more money didn’t make her happy. Her daily organizational method for getting things done. What Myleik would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   BWR public relations Care.com Curlbox.com Behuetiful.com Mytaughtyou.com Myleik's Podcast The 48 Laws of Power Maximize the Moment The Personal Touch Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones How to Make Love Like a Porn Star Me Before You Tiny Beautiful Things Myleik’s Eco Jot Journal   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 28, 2015
TLS#75: The Paradox of Money, Time, & Freedom with Mimi Ikonn (Luxy Hair)
59:03
Today on The Lively Show I'm talking with Mimi Ikonn, a co-founder of Luxy Hair and YouTube sensation. I was introduced to Mimi through her husband's co-author of The Five Minute Journal, UJ Ramdas (who was on the show last December). Since my introduction to Mimi, I've become a huge fan of her helpful style videos and positive message. In the show, we'll be diving into the incredible journey filled with ups, downs, and hard work that has led Mimi to the inspiring, world-traveling life she now leads. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story of someone with humble beginnings who wasn't afraid to go after what she wanted throughout her life - and the unexpected lessons she learned going from working two full-time jobs to help support her family, to having all the time, freedom, and money she wanted.      [Tweet "“At the end of the day a real failure is if you don’t try.” - Mimi Ikonn"] [Tweet "“If you try you never fail.” - Mimi Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Fear and excitement are pretty much the same emotion, it’s just the perspective you give it.”"] [Tweet "“Success is just a by-product. First you need to find a purpose.” - Mimi Ikonn"] [Tweet "“Happiness comes from giving.” - Mimi Ikonn"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What made Mimi want to move from Baku, Azerbaijan to Canada when she was 15. Why she decided to quit college after her first year. How Mimi helped support her family by working two full time jobs. Why she doesn’t worry about failure or making mistakes. What led Mimi and Alex to start Luxy Hair and why they decided to shift their career focus from selling services to selling products. Why Mimi fell into depression when she got all the time, money, and freedom she wanted. How she discovered that purpose, not success, is what leads to happiness. Why Mimi believes that routine and working with other people are vital for happiness. How a 10 day silent meditation retreat helped her discover her own purpose. What Mimi would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   The Five Minute Journal Luxy Hair AICI Judy Inc Mimi's Cookbook: Healthy and Delicious  Vipassana Meditation The 4-Hour Workweek Total Recall   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 21, 2015
TLS #74: How to Get the Most Out of Your “Fringe” Hours with Jessica Turner (The Mom Creative)
37:21
Today on the Lively Show, I'm speaking with Jessica Turner of the blog, The Mom Creative, and author of The Fringe Hours. As a busy wife, mom (of three little ones), and blogger with a full-time job, Jessica is often asked how she makes time for self care and several passions amidst her busy schedule. The Fringe Hours became an answer to this question from Jessica's experience as well as the lives of 2,000 other women across the country. In the show, we'll discuss what the fringe hours are, how we can find them in our own schedules, and how to overcome a few core limiting beliefs that can prevent us from prioritizing self-care. This episode is perfect for anyone who is feeling burned out, empty from a lack of self-care, or frustrated by the concept of finding balance in their lives.    [Tweet ""Good enough" is the new "perfect." - Jessica Turner"]    (PrepDish offer valid through June 14, 2015)   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What inspired Jessica to write her book, The Fringe Hours. The importance of leaving space in our schedules. How and when to say “no.” How to avoid and overcome comparison to people we know personally or follow online. Why envy can be a helpful and powerful emotion. What Jessica believes is "the new perfect."  How she makes time for her passions every day despite her busy schedule. How to find time during your day to do things you enjoy. How she overcame her own doubts to write her book. What Jessica would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Jessica’s blog, The Mom Creative The Fringe Hours Shauna Niequist on entertaining   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 14, 2015
TLS #73: Possibility and the Flip Side of Uncertainty with Jonathan Fields (Good Life Project)
37:31
Today on The Lively Show I'm talking with another host of a podcast you might know... Jonathan Fields! Jonathan is the force behind the YouTube channel and podcast, Good Life Project. He's interviewed hundreds of thought leaders (like Seth Godin), creatives (like Marie Forleo and Milton Glaser), and mission-minded people (like Brené Brown). In today's show, we are looking at various aspects of his own life, his findings on intuition and uncertainty, and he shares his (brilliant!) "three basket theory" that has changed the way I approach my life and work. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to get a huge dose of inspiration, thoughtful insights on uncertainty, and a new way to look at getting the most out of every aspect of your life.   [Tweet ""When you run from uncertainty you run from possibility." - @jonathanfields"] [Tweet ""Very often, the way to make the most progress in one area of life is to focus on the others.""] [Tweet ""Be gentle with yourself." - @jonathanfields"]     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What inspired him to start The Good Life Project. How Jonathan makes choices so that he can be more present in the lives of his wife and daughter. He explains his method of meditating and how his meditation practice helps him in his everyday life and with the creative process. What it means to align our actions with our essence rather than living reactively to other peoples’ agendas. Why it's okay and even exciting to not have it all figured out. Why uncertainty is a good thing and what we give up when we avoid it. The daily rituals and routines that can help fuel creativity. Why he believes that making decisions from the intuition rather than the rational brain can be scary yet powerful. His counter-intuitive theory of the 3 buckets and why he believes that you can improve and strengthen one area in your life by focusing on the other areas. What Jonathan would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Interview with Jonathan for Good Life Project Uncertainty Intuition is Data Good Life Project Kathryn Elise Studio   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
May 07, 2015
TLS #72: Vulnerability, Pregnancy, & Intention Setting with Crystal Palecek (Rue Magazine)
49:51
Today on the Lively Show we’re talking with Crystal Palecek, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the popular online interior design and lifestyle magazine, Rue Magazine. Crystal recently gave birth to her first child, Benjamin Andrew Palecek, on April 14th. Just a few weeks before his birth, Crystal shared openly with me about the challenges she's had during her pregnancy, and what she’s learned about the intersection of pregnancy and perfectionism. Plus, I help Crystal set some Values-based intentions to help her peacefully navigate this season of her life as well. This show is perfect for anyone who wants to hear about the intersection of perfectionism, pregnancy, and setting Values-based intentions to guide peaceful choices amidst uncertainty.   [Tweet ""Perfect doesn't exist." - @CrystalPalecek"]       FREE BONUS     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How she started Rue magazine. How Crystal juggled her full-time job while launching of her business. Crystal’s advice to anyone wanting to start an online magazine. The #1 trait Crystal looks for when hiring (hint: it’s not talent!). What Crystal thought pregnancy would be like before she got pregnant, and how her actual experience was dramatically different. How her pregnancy has intersected with perfectionism. How Crystal sets boundaries between work life and personal life. How this pregnancy experience has inspired her to go deeper in the content of Rue. Jess helps Crystal set Values-Based Intentions for her exercise and eating habits. What Crystal would tell anyone just starting out on this journey   SHOW NOTES   Brene Brown Rue Magazine Crystal's Instagram Katie Craig Art   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 30, 2015
TLS #71: Walking Away From “Success” With Caroline Rector (Unfancy)
40:28
In today’s Lively Show we are speaking with our first repeat guest from Season 1, Caroline Rector, the writer behind the popular fashion blog, Un-Fancy. Caroline has blogged her journey to live with a capsule wardrobe and inspired thousands of readers to reconsider what it means to have a wardrobe they love. Today on her blog, Caroline shared her decision to take a six month break from her blog as she moves to Seattle. In today’s episode she’s sharing her decision to do so, how she has approached her blog compared to her previous photography business, and what she has learned about “traditional” success over the past year. This show is perfect for anyone who has struggled with traditional approaches to success, or wants to hear an inspiring story about someone who is choosing to step away from a “really good thing” when prompted by her intuition.        [Tweet "“Look around your life and enjoy it as it is now.”"] [Tweet "“‘Success’ isn’t the reason why we’re on the earth.”"] [Tweet "“Happiness is here, now.”"] [Tweet "“Small change over time equals big change.”"] [Tweet "“Nothing is going to make you happier than you decide to be right now.”"]     Free Bonus   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What inspired her to start her blog, Unfancy. Why Caroline and her husband are moving from Austin to Seattle for six months and the steps they took to make the move possible financially. Why she has decided to take a break from blogging for the next six months, even as her blog has become highly successful in a short amount of time. The practice that helped her come to this difficult decision. What Caroline thinks she may learn through this experience. How Caroline defines success and why her idea of what success is has changed dramatically. The surprising reason Caroline believes Unfancy might have become a success. What might be next for Caroline. Our advice to someone who needs to take a break but may not be able to because of financial reasons. What Caroline would say to someone who is just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Un-fancy.com Intuition writing exercise Indiana Elsewhere   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 23, 2015
TLS #70: Turn Your Day Around & How to Say No With Alexandra Franzen
46:16
Today’s episode is a lively conversation with author, wordsmith, and thought leader, Alexandra Franzen. Alexandra’s website is a go-to resource for me when it comes to finding how to say what isn’t always easy to say. She’s got a wealth of information and soul-filled guidance to share. In today’s show we are covering a wide variety of topics including: getting the most out of our day, scheduling our calendars with intention, amazing books that have changed our lives, and saying no to people in a graceful and respectful way. This show is perfect for anyone looking to listen to a thought-provoking conversation around ways we can live our lives deliberately and peacefully.   [Tweet "“Keep the channel clear.” - Martha Graham"] [Tweet "“Make today count, make today meaningful. Whatever that means for you.” "]     Free Bonuses   (Note: If the pop-up button above doesn't work, try using this link to get the guide.) IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why Alexandra bought a house at age 24, and how she realized that home ownership wasn’t as important for her as she originally thought. The message that flipped one of Alexandra’s least productive days into one of her best days of the year. Why the “Today is not over yet” mentality does not necessarily mean working more. I share Jonathan Field’s 3 baskets theory to help us understand how to get more out of our lives in all areas. Alexandra shares the habit change that has improved her mental clarity and her writing. How she approaches her fitness as a deliberate experiment. What Alexandra’s next book topic will be. How Alexandra transforms saying “no” into a positive experience for both people. Our favorite books right now. What Alexandra would tell someone just starting out on this journey   SHOW NOTES Alexandrafranzen.com Jonathanfields.com Essentialism by Greg McKeown Less by Marc Lesser The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Die Empty by Todd Henry Alexandra's post inspired by the Martha Graham quote PDF for The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up   LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Apr 16, 2015
TLS #69: Living With Painful Sex with Jesse Coulter
35:56
* This episode includes "adult content" and may not be appropriate for young audiences. * Today's episode of The Lively Show is touching on a topic we haven't covered yet: sex. Painful sex, to be specific. Jesse Coulter is a wife, mother, blogger (JesseCoulter.net), full-time marketing coordinator, and co-founder of the Austin-based custom furniture company, Builtwell. In today's show, Jesse is opening up about her struggle with painful sex throughout much of her adult life. Jesse isn't sharing as an "expert" or someone who "has it all figured out." She's simply sharing her heart and still unfolding story with us - so that those who may also be struggling with a similar journey may feel a little less alone. I deeply hope that this show reaches those who may benefit from Jesse's bravery. This topic is commonly kept secret, increasing the sense of isolation for those struggling with similar issues. This episode is for anyone who struggles with painful sex, or for anyone who would like to learn more about what challenges this issue can present for those who face it.      IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The handmade furniture business that Jesse and her husband, Alex, started  (which Mr. Lively and I were the first customers of!). The circumstances that Jesse believes may have caused the symptoms and pain she now experiences during sex. The diagnoses that Jesse has had over the years, some she’s felt were accurate and others that were not. The different types of treatment that Jesse has done to treat the symptoms and their varying success. What Jesse believes is most effective for her now. What Jesse has done to overcome the frequent yeast infections that plagued her for years. How Jesse and her husband navigate the issues surrounding the pain Jesse experiences during sex as a couple. What Jesse and Alex have found helps to keep their intimacy alive. Jesse’s own personal relationship with sex, given the difficulties she’s faced over the years. What Jesse would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   JesseCoulter.net Austin Moms Blog where Jesse is a contributor Photo of the table and benches Jesse and Alex made Builtwell Wrinkle Product: Rodan + Fields Acute Care Strips Vulvodynia Vaginismus.com Radiantlifedesign.com Lean In Jesse's email address: jessercoulter(at)gmail(dot)com   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS - If you know someone who may benefit from Jesse's story, please share this episode with them!
Apr 09, 2015
TLS #68: Overcoming Death, Debt and Depression with Hal Elrod (The Miracle Morning)
1:09:33
Welcome to the start of the second season of The Lively Show! Today's episode is with bestselling author of The Miracle Morning, keynote speaker, and success coach, Hal Elrod. Hal will be sharing huge highs (shattering sales records, living the life of his dreams), and how he overcame huge lows (getting killed in a car crash, being told he'd never walk again, $53,000 of debt, and depression). Plus, he'll be sharing the six practices that we can all begin to add to our days in less than an hour to transform our own lives. This episode is for anyone who loves to hear an incredible journey, or wants to live more intentionally through six effective daily habits.     [Tweet "“It’s not about doing more, it’s about becoming more.” - @HalElrod"] [Tweet "“Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development.” -@OfficialJimRohn"] [Tweet "“Achieve through a space of freedom to fulfill your potential, while you love every moment of the journey.” -@HalElrod"] [Tweet "“It’s okay to be negative, but not for more than five minutes.” - @HalElrod"] [Tweet "“Anything someone else has accomplished is evidence of what is possible for us.” - @HalElrod"] [Tweet "“Don’t wait to be great” - Kevin Bracy"] [Tweet "“Now matters more than any other time in your life.” - @HalElrod"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Hal broke several sales records at his first sales position and landed a speaking career in his early 20’s. The two key traits that led to breaking many sales records throughout Hal’s career. The tragic accident that ended his life for six minutes. The mindset Hal had that led to an incredible and almost complete recovery that baffled his doctors who told him he would never walk again. How Hal strikes balance between fully accepting his circumstances and striving for the extraordinary life he truly wants. The second rock bottom that Hal experienced in his life that sent him into an even deeper spiral than the death/near death experience he had in his early 20’s. The simple, practical steps that Hal took to get himself out of over $50,000 in credit card debt, depression, and fear during the darkest period of his life. The quote that changed Hal’s life around during a challenging period. The six practices that Hal recommends we all do in the morning to expand our level of personal development and potential. Hal shares his advice on making actionable, realistic affirmations and visualizations. The mindset shift that helped Hal write his second book after failing two years previously. What Hal would say to those just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Pat Flynn To see photos of the Hal and his car after the accident: http://halelrod.com/about-hal/ Taking Life Head On! Intention Tattoos The Miracle Morning Miraclemorning.com (to get the Miracle Morning Fast Start Kit) The Five Minute Journal UJ Ramdas on The Lively Show Jim Rohn Secrets of the Millionaire Mind   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     PS - If you'd like to read about the 3 breakdowns I had leading up to the decision to take a break between seasons 1 and 2 of The Lively Show, and the 3 lessons learned as a result that are helping me now, check out my article in Rue Magazine, From Breakdown to Breakthrough.
Apr 02, 2015
TLS #67: Values, Mindset, Business, & Parenthood with Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income)
46:25
Today is the 1st Anniversary Special and season 1 finale for The Lively Show! And I have the perfect guest to celebrate with. Today's guest is Pat Flynn, an incredibly genuine and successful business owner with a blog and podcast called Smart Passive Income. Pat owns several companies, and documents his business successes and failures on his blog each month. In this episode, we talk about the mindset shifts and personal habit changes he's made from when he got laid off from his architecture job in 2008, to today, where he regularly earns around $100,000 per month(!). We also discuss his business Values, personal life Values, and how he prioritizes his wife and children. This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to design a career based on their Values, or wants to learn from someone who has achieved massive success personally and financially while staying grounded along the way.       [Tweet ""I would much rather live a life full of "oh wells" than a life full of "what ifs." - @patflynn"] [Tweet ""As long as you're falling forward, you're always making progress." - @patflynn"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How getting laid off from his first architecture job eventually led to an unusual entrepreneurial start. How Pat launched his first product and earned almost $8,000.00 in the first month. The mindset shifts that Pat has made from getting laid off to earning up to $100,000 per month. What Pat would tell himself back in 2008 to get himself prepared for the journey and abundance that was headed his way. The why (or Values-based intention) behind Pat's business that creates the incredible amount of earnings that he has, and also helps him determine which opportunities to say no to. The boundaries that Pat sets for his career so it doesn't overshadow his relationship with his wife or children. How Pat handles the limiting beliefs around not "deserving" so much financial success. The personal habit shifts that Pat has made, including his morning rituals that have allowed him to spend less time in his career and still get more work done. What Pat would say to those just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Smart Passive Income blog + podcast Ask Pat Internet Business Mastery Podcast Green Exam Academy Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Hal Elrod's book, The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod on Smart Passive Income The Tim Ferriss Show Headspace ChooseMuse.com The ONE Thing Jay Papasan on The Lively Show   LISTEN TO THE SHOW    Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - I'm not sure when season 2 of The Lively Show will begin yet, but you can dive into season 1 here and connect with me on Instagram @JessCLively. I can't wait to share all the awesome episodes I have coming up in season 2 with you!
Feb 12, 2015
TLS #66: How to Quit Without Feeling Like a Quitter
13:19
Welcome to a new Lively Show! Today I'm answering a great listener question about how to quit without feeling like a quitter. I'm sharing three different scenarios where we can "feel" like we are quitting. However, two of them are not quitting at all, and the third is something we can address and move past when it happens from time to time. Let's go to the show!     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The conference I'm excited to be speaking at in March. The three scenarios where we might "feel" like we are quitting, when that isn't really the case. Why two of these scenarios are not quitting at all, and why the third scenario isn't necessarily quitting, if we look at from the right perspective.   SHOW NOTES   Texas Style Council Caroline Rector Lively Show Erin Loechner Lively Show Becky Murphy Lively Show The Five Minute Journal   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Listen to more Lively Show episodes here.
Feb 10, 2015
TLS 65: Stopping the Glorification of Busy with Katie Richardson (puj.com)
52:53
This Lively Show is thanks to a tag @shanderson22 left for me on Katie Richardson’s Instagram photo that declared, “stop the glorification of busy.” I’m talking with the incredible Katie Richardson, a wife, mother of four littles, and the founder of the practical and stylish children’s line, Puj. This episode is more of a conversation than a traditional interview. Katie and I both explore the challenges, triumphs, and limiting beliefs we face when it comes to detaching ourselves from busy-ness. This episode is perfect for anyone who is over-scheduled, overwhelmed, or wants to drop the word “busy” from their vocabulary.     [Tweet ""Instead of feeling guilt when I take time for myself, I try to feel gratitude." - @pujbaby"] [Tweet ""I try to feed my mind, body, and soul with goodness as best I can." - @pujbaby"]   In This Episode You’ll Find Out About:   How Katie and her family lived on $120 a week in order to start her company, Puj, and how it later became a million dollar business in it's first year. The lessons Katie learned about being authentic in her business, while still being professional. Katie's newest product release that is currently on Kickstarter. How Katie came to the realization that we need to stop the glorification of busy. The struggles Katie and I still face in our lives and careers when it comes to getting help and delegating. The struggles I've had lately overcoming the limiting beliefs that come with comparing our own abilities to other people's abilities. The challenges Katie and I have both faced when putting boundaries on technology, and the habits we have found useful to combat the temptation to check social media all the time. The areas of her personal life that Katie gets help with and how she determined which things she needed to delegate, based on her company and personal Values. How to determine which things to do yourself, and which things to delegate. How Katie weaves her Values into her business and makes decisions based off them, particularly when difficult decisions pop up. What Katie would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES:   Katie got a lot of inspiration from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Puj.com Puj Tub Phillup Cup Kickstarter Campaign Puj Nub Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial @pujbaby (IG)   LISTEN TO THE SHOW    Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.
Feb 05, 2015
TLS #64: the surprisingly simple truth about extraordinary results with Jay Papasan (“The One Thing”)
49:17
Today on the Lively Show, I have an awesomely helpful episode that is as eye-opening as it is easy to start applying to your life today! I'm talking with Jay Papasan, a bestselling writer and co-author of New York Times Bestselling book, The One Thing. Jay's insights are incredible, there is SO much goodness for you to dive into.  Don't miss it! This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to find clarity in their life and improve their results from family to career.       [Tweet ""What's the one thing you can do, that in doing it, everything else will become easier?""]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Jay got started as a writer and how that's shifted over the years. The reason we should expand our definition of success in our chosen field to include more than just working for oneself. What sparked the concept for "The One Thing." How the power of compound interest literally brings incredible results in physics and our lives. The question that helps you discover the One Thing for each area of your life you must focus on. How technology is making it harder for us to focus on The One Thing. The biggest mistake we make when tackling our to-do list, and how to change it. The difference between a to-do list and a success list. Our misconceptions about the idea of multi-tasking. How to plan your day and your future with your One Thing in every area of your life. What Jay would suggest for those just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Gary Keller Real Estate The ONE Thing The ONE Thing website The Slight Edge The 4-Hour Workweek The Fringe Hours Soci@l    LISTEN TO THE SHOW    Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - Registration for Life With Intention Online closes tomorrow! "I really loved the class.  I’m at a point in my life where I'm struggling to know what to do next, it gave me a sense of peace and hope.  With this class, I now have a concrete guide on how to make changes that can bring me peace and contentment."   Mary Baroch     PPS - I’m looking to hire an Austin Assistant! The time has come for me to hire a Right Hand Lady! I’m looking for a resourceful, organized, and excited person to help me 4-8 hours per week (sorry, virtual assistants won’t work for this position). The schedule is rather flexible, but hours will mostly fall during workday hours - so this is perfect for someone in college, or has another part-time job. To apply, please reach out to me at jess(at)jesslively.com with the subject line: Austin Assistant.
Jan 29, 2015
TLS #63: How to stay on track when life gets busy
10:49
In today’s Lively Show, I’m tackling a great listener question: How can we prevent getting off track when life gets busy?  This is a great topic to discuss right now, as we wrap up the first month of 2015. I’m sure there are many plans you may have had in mind at the start of the year that may be feeling a little daunting as your schedule ramps up. This episode is perfect for those who are trying to stay on top of their plans amidst a busy schedule, or who have fallen off track and want to get back on a consistent schedule.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The new business + blog bonuses that are now part of Life With Intention Online. My biggest tips about staying on track when things get busy. The reason it starts to feel harder to stay on track when life gets busy. The #1 Value to keep in mind when you haven't been staying on track.   SHOW NOTES   Alt Summit LifeWithIntentionOnline.com Business With Intention Workshop At Home Wish I Knew ebook   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Listen to more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - Life With Intention Online closes on Friday, January 30th! Learn more and register here. "Life With Intention Online is great for anyone who feels like they're stagnant, have been beating their head against a wall, or just wants to make a big change in a life path. I also think the course is really great for someone who wants to learn how to tap into their intuitive side, but has been living in their brain all their life. I found it especially helpful to break free from my over-analyzing tendencies."  Natalie Melchiorre    photo by
Jan 27, 2015
the lively show: redefining pretty & life with intention with elizabeth piper (the pretty girl revolution)
42:02
Today on The Lively Show, I'm talking with Elizabeth Piper, one half of the duo behind The Pretty Girl Revolution. We're talking about how Elizabeth and her business partner, Mary, are out to redefine the word "pretty" in our culture and empower young women through their mission-minded coaching, speaking, and workshops. As an alumni of Life With Intention Online, Elizabeth is also sharing what her experience was like, who she recommends it for, and how it compared to the recent Mini Series. This show is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about how to turn a message into a mission-minded career, or for anyone looking to learn about LWIO from a member's perspective.       IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Elizabeth became passionate about empowering young women. Why Elizabeth and her business partner Mary want to shift the perception of what pretty is in our culture through The Pretty Girl Revolution. How the tragic loss of her mother has helped Elizabeth connect to her intuition in greater ways. Inventive ways that Elizabeth is reaching a new audience on Instagram that can benefit from their message. Ways we can support The Pretty Girl Revolution. What Elizabeth’s experience was like in Life With Intention Online: who she recommends it for, what she feels could have been different, and how it compares to the Intention Setting Mini Series. What Elizabeth would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Pretty Girl Revolution website / Instagram Life With Intention Online  Marianne Williamson quote Live the questions quote   LISTEN TO THE SHOW    Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS – Thinking about joining Life With Intention Online? “This year I decided to take charge of my life and make positive changes that would be lasting and this class was a powerful resource to help me on this journey. Jess is a wonderful teacher and really helped to point me in the right direction to find the answers I needed in order to move forward with my plan. She has created a positive community with such bright wonderful people that are there working to make changes in their lives as well and make a great support system.”   Diane V.   PPS – If you liked this show, you may also like:
Jan 22, 2015
TLS #61 Mini: how to silence doubts when making big decisions
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Today's a big day for three reasons: Life With Intention Online registration is now open! You can learn more and sign up here. I'm headed to Alt Summit in Salt Lake City tomorrow to host a podcasting roundtable with Hilary Walker. I have a new Lively Show episode for you! Today I'm answering a listener question about how to silence the doubts when making big decisions. I'm sharing my three tips to help you gain confidence when making big decisions and handle those pesky "what ifs." Let's go to the show!     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT & SHOW NOTES   What to do when you face doubts about making a big decision. The mindset shift we need to make in order to make big decisions. How to gain more confidence when facing uncertainty. Three go-to exercises to help you overcome the doubts.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online Alt Summit Hilary Walker's podcast, Our Style Stories How to write to your intuition   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Listen to more Lively Show episodes here.   PS – Thinking of joining Life With Intention Online? "Life With Intention is simply powerful.  It's obvious that Life With Intention is grounded in plenty of research and real-life experience and it's presented in a way that's easy to relate to and even easier to apply in your life. Jess managed to take an incredibly personal process and make it powerful and tailored to every student. She clearly hit on something powerful here and I'm excited to continue on this journey."    Jessica Goldburt
Jan 20, 2015
TLS #60: small biz fears, struggles, & doubts with becky murphy
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Today on the Lively Show, I'm having a very open, honest conversation with illustrator, graphic designer, author, and friend, Becky Murphy about the "not-so-Instagram-y" side of small business. In more of a dialogue than an "interview," we dive into the doubts, struggles, and mistakes we've made on our paths as entrepreneurs. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn about challenges of small business, or for small business owners who are looking to feel a little less alone when things feel hard.       [Tweet ""I don't want to think of myself as "The Big Thing" because that means my world is very small.""]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Becky went full-time with her freelance career. What the first year of business was like for Becky as a freelancer and the stresses she faced internally. How pride gets in our way and causes undue stress based on our assumptions about our business growth. Why getting a book deal was actually an obstacle (in some ways) for her business. What to do when you are fixated on a version of success that is making you miserable. The challenges and breakthroughs that come with letting go of expectations in your business. The shiny penny I've been grappling with lately that I've learned I need to let go of in order to find peace. What Becky would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   I'd Rather Be Short Elizabeth Gilbert Ted Talk about success Jon Acuff, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead The E-Myth Revisited The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less   LISTEN TO THE SHOW  Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS – The Life With Intention Online Intention Setting Mini Series is going on now and is ending soon! Sign up to get the free training here.   PPS – If you liked this show, you may also like:
Jan 15, 2015
TLS #59: beating the new year’s blues
20:49
Today on The Lively Show I'm talking with Lively Show associate producer, Ashley, about beating the "New Year's Blues." Ashley lives here in Austin and has quickly become a good friend since I moved here last summer. Since then, she's also become the "Intention Tattoo Dream Fulfiller" and is helping me with The Lively Show. This show style is fun, lighthearted, and may become a more regular occurrence on Tuesdays, if you enjoy the format. (Please let us know if you'd like to hear more episodes like these!) In this episode, we are talking about what Ashley calls the "New Year's Blues" and what you can do to beat them.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT & SHOW NOTES   What Ashley believes the New Year's Blues are. The importance of "good" Targets and McDonalds ice cream. Our suggestions for people facing New Year's Blues.   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - The Intention Setting Mini Series is going on now! Sign up here to watch the first two videos and start creating Values-based intentions in for your life.
Jan 13, 2015
TLS #58: using values to thrive in work & family with tina roth eisenberg (tattly & creative mornings)
45:00
Today I'm kicking off the 2015 Lively Show guest episodes with Tina Roth Eisenberg! Tina is a designer, blogger, keynote speaker, and founder of: Tattly - A temporary tatttoo shop in Brooklyn that I work with to produce the intention tattoos. Creative Mornings - A monthly worldwide lecture series. TeuxDeux - My very favorite to-do app ever. Swissmiss - Her popular design blog. In the show, we talk about how Tina uses her Values to design her businesses and her interactions with her family. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to get inspired to live from Values in their lives, or want to hear an very humble woman share her amazing journey.   (PS – The Life With Intention Online Mini Series is now live and only available for a short time! Sign up to get the free training here.)       [Tweet ""I define success when I can see growth and happiness around me." - @swissmiss"] [Tweet ""If you find yourself complaining about something, do something about it or let it go." - @swissmiss"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Tina's advice for those waiting for the right time to start a new chapter like starting a passion project, business, or having a child. How Tina manages her many businesses. The unlikely spark that started Tattly, Tina's temporary tattoo company. How Tina balances her career and her time with her children. The impact that having a working mom had on Tina. Why Tina believes businesses should always begin as labors of love. Tina has four major Values for her life and businesses and she shares how she designs her businesses and life around them. Examples of how Tina lives her Values with her children. Why Tina consults her children about the things and asks for feedback. How Tina defines success. How Tina handles opportunities and choices that scare her. What Tina would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online Intention Setting Mini Series  Tina's blog, Swissmiss Tattly Creative Mornings TeuxDeux Watch Tina's talks here Life With Intention Online Tina's SXSW talk about values Intention Tattoos The Double Rainbow videos - Original Double Rainbow video / Double Rainbow Song Kitchen Surfing   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS – The Life With Intention Online Mini Series is now live and only available for a short time! Sign up to get the free training here.   PPS – If you liked this show, you may also like:
Jan 08, 2015
TLS #57 Mini Edition: being more intentional in 2015
28:46
Today I'm sharing my brand new Intention Setting Mini Series I've been working on for you over the past few weeks! The free three part video series will be launching with the first video on Thursday, but you can sign up to get access to the mini series here (please note: if you are on my email list you do still need to sign up in order to access the course). The mini series will only be available for a short time, so you'll want to sign up for free now. Plus, I'm also sharing the key habits and changes I recommend trying to design your life around your intentions in each area of your life from closet to career.        IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT & SHOW NOTES   Intention Setting Mini Series - starts on Thursday! POSSESSIONS Throw Out 100 Things Challenge Keys to An Intentional Wardrobe The Ventilator Test Try a capsule wardrobe PERSONAL HABITS Get an accountability partner Create Linchpin habits Focus on Rituals Eating intuitively: Kelly Krause podcast episode, Lauryn Lax podcast episode, my story The Five Minute Journal: UJ Ramdas (co-author) podcast episode Approachable Meditating: Eric Zimmer podcast episode, Rachel MacDonald podcast epsisode Create a Morning Private Victory The Miracle Morning RELATIONSHIPS Get closer to people through the Value of Reciprocity CAREER Find the life lessons in this career Purpose is within you, not the thing you do What wall are you climbing? Fizzle.co/TheLivelyShow (aff link) OVERALL ADVICE  My Top 10 Books for Top 10 New Years Resolutions Feeling UNCERTAIN? STRESSED? Want CLARITY? Please try this.   LISTEN TO THE SHOW Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.
Jan 06, 2015
TLS #56 Mini Edition: the gift of giving (& the week of giving winners)
16:41
Today I am wrapping up 2014 with an episode that means a lot to me. The stories shared in this episode about life-changing generosity have left me awed, quiet, reflective, (and a little teary eyed).  At a time where there is a lot of focus on getting things done and crossing things off lists, this is the perfect way to welcome the remainder of 2014. In addition, I'm also announcing the Week of Giving winners! Please listen to see if you are among the winners. Happy holidays!
Dec 23, 2014
TLS #55: the science behind gratitude with UJ Ramdas (The Five Minute Journal) & The Lively Show Superfan Giveaway
30:06
Today is an exciting Lively Show day. I not only have an inspiring guest to share with you, UJ Ramdas, co-author of The 5 Minute Journal (my new favorite thing!), but I also have a Lively Show Superfan Giveaway for The 2014 Week of Giving!   About The Lively Show Superfan Giveaway Today's Week of Giving giveaway includes items from many of The Lively Show 2014 guests! We're picking two winners to win the following 25+ items that were generously gifted by the Lively Show guests. We have books, headphones, financial consults, cookbooks, blogging and online courses, prints, and more (see all the details below).   About UJ Ramdas   UJ Ramdas is the co-author of The Five Minute Journal. He and his friend, Alex Ikonn, created this popular journal with a combination of behavioral science and their own personal wellbeing practices. In the show, we talk about how the journal was designed, UJ's other favorite ways to start and end his day intentionally, and what he's learned since recovering from a recent accident in Bali.     Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   In this episode you'll find out about   Scroll below to find out more details about the Lively Show Superfan Giveaway (and how to enter). How studying behavioral change and working in a behavioral change clinic helped set the early seeds for the journal in UJ's mind. How UJ met his co-founder, Alex Ikonn, of Intelligent Change and co-author if The 5 Minute Journal. The science behind the questions presented in the journal. The one change UJ wished he could make for the journal, that wasn't agreed up in the feedback he received. UJ's perspective on ignorance. UJ's morning routine and the importance of functional movement. How UJ is processing his near-death motorbike accident. What UJ would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   Show Notes   The Five Minute Journal Luxy Hair The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People   The Lively Show Superfan Giveaway Includes     1. TLS #2, Jessica Murnane of One Part Plant A Year Of Cookies!  Jessica's E-cookbook of delicious plant based cookie recipes.   2. TLS #6 , Michelle Ward of When I Grow Up An Effective Escape, Michelle's Ebook about how she left her corporate job and steps you can take to do the same.   3.  TLS #7, Danielle Moss of The Everygirl Faith Print, An awesome 8x 10 print from an Everygirl Feature with Abby Larson.   4.  TLS #8, Kim Vargo of Yellow Brick Home Paris Print, A beautiful 8x 10 print from under the Eiffel Tower (Kim took this photo while she and her husband were in Paris with Scott and I for our wedding!)   5. TLS #10, Dana Schultz from the Minimalist Baker 31 Meals Cookbook, Dana's e-cookbook compiles 31 of her healthy, simple and delicious recipes.   6. TLS #11, Gala Darling of GalaDarling.com Radical Self Love Bible School, Gala's 3 month program to help you unlock your creative side.   7. TLS #12, Amber Housley of AmberHousley.com A custom address stamp made just for you!   8. + 9. TLS #16 , Lindsay Ostrum from A Pinch of Yum 1 Year subscription to Food Blogger Pro, a membership site with over 300 tutorials to sharpen your blogging skills and other handy tools +  Tasty Food Photography, Lindsay's ebook all about taking your food photos to the next level.   10. TLS #18 , Noah Kagan of KingSumo.com KingSumo.com licenses, access to tech stuff to help your blog grow.   11. TLS #19 , Esme Wang of esmewang.com Work, Rest, Love art print, a gorgeous inspirational print Esme created.   12. TLS #20 , Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence, Joy's second cookbook filled with 125 sweet treats any home cook can make.   13. + 14. TLS #23 , Rachel MacDonald of In Spaces Between Spirited and the Spirited 2014 Companion, Rachel and co-writer Tara Bliss ebook with stories of their own and a workbook for you,...
Dec 18, 2014
TLS #54 Mini Edition: the gift of giving giveaway
14:03
Today's giveaway for the 2014 Week of Giving is all about giving some of my favorite things... to you! The more I dive into the work I do, the more I feel best when I'm making sure that I'm giving as I receive. And since I have've gotten so much love and support from you this year, and now it's time that I send it right back at ya. Today I'm giving one listener a collection of my favorite things from 2014. Listen to the show to find out more about my favorite things and how to win them!       IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT & SHOW NOTES   When I thought about the items I'd like to give, I tried to think of things that touched on all three levels of success, being intentional, doing Value-driven habits, and having intentional things. I came up with the following six items:   1. Thank You Postcards from Rifle Let's be honest, I love everything from Rifle. But these Thank You postcards in particular are my new favorites. Coral, flowers, and so easy to whip out and send. My new go-to whenever I need to thank someone by post.   2. The Five Minute Journal This is my absolute new favorite gift to give (shhh: we're gifting it to all of my in-laws!)! I'm obsessed with the simplicity and habit building practice that this journal provides. In fact, one of the authors of this book, UJ Ramadas, is coming on The Lively Show this Thursday to share more about the creation of this amazing tool.   3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People This one is no surprise to anyone who has been following my blog for a few years. This is my go-to text, my foundation, and favorite self growth book of all time.   4. A gold tray If you've ever been to my house, or come to it in the future, you'll notice one thing if you look closely.  I have an inordinate amount of trays. In fact, upon last count, I have three four different gold trays, in varying shapes (circle, rectangle, mini rectangle, and oval) all over our home in addition to the wood, acrylic, metal, and painted trays. My friend Ashley has dubbed my motto: "Put a tray on it."   5. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Winter Dream Tea Ashley introduced me to this tea latte and I'm now hooked. I've stocked up with three tins of this tea to get me through the rest of the winter. Steam almond milk (or the milk of your choice) with this tea bag in and you've got a drinkable Christmas candle.   6. Intention Tattoos And last but not least, intention tattoos! I couldn't not include these puppies. I love wearing them to remind me of my Values, particularly if I've got a big day ahead.   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       How to Enter the Gift of Giving Giveaway   To win the Gift of Giving Giveaway, leave a voice message below by Sunday, December 21st sharing a time where you gave something to someone else that either had: A more significant impact than what you thought the gift would have, Or, impacted you in a way you hadn't imagined.   The winner will be randomly selected, and I'll announce the winner on next week's show (December 23rd) along with playing a handful of these messages.   Week Of Giving   Monday – One-on-One Mentorship for a Year Tuesday – The Gift of Giving Giveaway
Dec 16, 2014
TLS #53: juggling motherhood, hobbies, & NASA with sarah ruiz (saroy.net)
44:18
Today's Lively Show was recorded in Austin and... NASA! That is a sentence I never expected to type here on the blog. ... But how cool is that?! I'm talking with a Lively Show listener, Sarah Ruiz, of Saroy.net. I discovered Sarah because of a link back to The Lively Show from her blog. When I saw her site, I knew she was someone I had to get on the show! Sarah is a: Wife. Mother. Runner. Quilter. Blogger.  And NASA aerospace engineer. With the cross between her engineering and creative side, I wanted to pick her brain and learn how she makes time for all of her passions, career, and relationships. This show is perfect for anyone who has a 9 to 5, has several hobbies and interests, or wants to make time for what is most important in their lives. (Plus, anyone who wants to learn a little more about what it's like to work at NASA!)         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What it's like to work for Nasa, and a little bit about the life of an astronaut. How Sarah's college experience led to getting hired by Nasa as a graduate. What it's like to work on the International Space Station with teams in Russia, Europe, Japan, and beyond. The many passions and hobbies that Sarah has outside her day job at Nasa and how she makes time for them all along with caring for her toddler, Emma, and spending time with her husband. The things Sarah has delegated to make sure she has time for what's most important to her. The one little word that helped Sarah stay more present and peaceful during her second year as a mom juggling so much on her plate. Sarah's advice for anyone juggling a lot on their plate and want to do it all. The important realization that Sarah made about the role of the hobbies in her life. Sarah's advice for those who want to stick to a 9 to 5 but don't like their current position. The internal struggles Sarah faces as someone who works full-time outside the home, but had a full-time stay at home mom as a child. What Sarah would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online - special holiday rate expires tomorrow, 12/12. With Intention Quick Start Guide Saroy.net The Walking Dead Hercules Poirot Erin Loechner Lively Show episode  Mr. Lively Lively Show episode The One Thing Lively Show Mini Edition: How to Hear From Your Intuition   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - These are the last two days for the Life With Intention Online Holiday rate for the Feb/2015 class (closes 12/12)! Register here.   PPS – If you liked this show, you may also like:
Dec 11, 2014
TLS #52 Mini Edition: How to Hear From Your Intuition Today
20:45
Today on the Lively Show, I'm talking about one of my favorite topic's and answering a listener question, from Emily R., about how to listen to your intuition and know when it is telling you something (or if it is your ego). This is a huge topic that can literally change the course of your life (it has for me), and gives you access to incredible wisdom and guidance which exist within you. I'm also going to be sharing two of my favorite ways to get insights from your intuition that you can use today. This show is perfect for anyone who is feeling confused, frustrated, or lost in a particular area of their lives, or anyone who wants to finally tell the difference between their ego and intuition.       [Tweet "Intuition focuses on what we need in order to feel peace and clarity in the present moment."]   "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." -  Albert Einstein   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Announcements about the 2015 Life With Intention Online & a surprise I'm cooking up for you next week. How to listen to your intuition. The most important thing to do for people who are just starting to listen to their intuition. How to verbally connect with your intuition. How to write to your intuition for better, fuller clarity. How to know if your intuition is speaking or your ego. How to avoid serious situations your intuition is warning you about and listen to your intuition early on.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online With Intention Quick Start Guide The Power of Now - An amazing book that explores the ego deeper. Launch My conversation with my intuition  (see below)   A Conversation With My Intuition   {{Backstory: This particular conversation is from many months ago and is about a project I have not yet shared. So for now, the topic is replaced by blanks. When the time is right, I’ll share the whole story.}}   ME: [Intuition], why do I have this inner conflict? What is it about?  INTUITION: It is about the reason that you are supposed to _______. You are already helping people – but that has grown a bit dim. And you are happy right now in your comfort zone, at least for a little while. Just taking the changes that you have made [so far] has left you a bit burned out and moving so fast you weren’t able to really feel safe. So you kinda put this out of your mind and reveled in a break from the fast pace that you have been on – or at least you think you have been on. But the truth is that you are ready. Why I am I supposed to ________?  Because it will help people. And you. But I already help people, why _______ specifically? Because you will connect to them in a deeper way, in a transformative way that you cannot do in one-on-one sessions or on the blog. Will I really help them? I’m scared. You are scared of the unknown. You always have been. This just feels bigger to you. It feels bigger to me because I know that I heard you say it. You told me to ________. I’ve never asked you before and now it feels big and important and really like if I don’t do it perfectly than I will fail at my purpose. I will fail at my destiny.  It is not your destiny to _______. That is a part of your journey and nothing more. Okay, that takes some pressure off of it. Thanks.  Also, you cannot fail at it. As long as you decide to do it and listen to me, it cannot fail. The only way it can fail is if you don’t do it at all. And even then, you are whole and complete. Nothing is lacking. Yes. But I know that I’m supposed to ________ and every moment that I don’t do it, it feels farther away. More distant. More likely to fail. I’m also scared that it won’t be very good. I don’t feel like I have dominion over the other areas – not like I do the home parts.
Dec 09, 2014
TLS #51: confidence, humor, & mental health with kelley lilien (mrs. lilien)
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Today I'm chatting with the vivacious, witty, and talented graphic designer and author, Kelley Lilien, the creator of the Mrs. Lilien brand and books. Kelley is sharing about how she discovered her strengths, what it's like to work with Jonathan Adler, and her successful experience with getting professional help and medication for severe anxiety and depression. This show is perfect for anyone who is looking to learn more about the freelance graphic design world, or wants to hear a positive experience with treating clinical anxiety and depression.         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How rhyming became a part of the Mrs. Lilien brand. The touching and spontaneous romance that sparked between Kelley and her husband at a Taco Shop in San Francisco. How graphic design became a part of Kelley's life.  (~16:00) The challenges with anxiety and depression that Kelley has struggled with throughout the second half of her life. The actions Kelley initially took to help get a handle on her anxiety and depression. How Kelley knew it was time to get medication to help manage the anxiety and depression. What the experience of getting on medication was like, the steps she took, and the immediate reactions she had to the medication. Kelley's emotions now and how they differ from before. What Kelley would recommend for anyone else thinking they may need help with anxiety and depression and are considering medication. Kelley's experience with possibly creating a reality TV show and what she learned about herself. Kelley's branding advice. What Kelley would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online - special holiday rate expires December 12. The Mrs. Lilien blog Clara Artschwager Lively Show episode Esmé Wang's Lively Show episode  Kate Arend's Lively Show episode Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook Erin Gates' Lively Show episode  Courtney Carver's Lively Show episode  Simon Doonan's books  Jasmine Star    LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - Life With Intention Online special Holiday registration + pricing is now open for our 2015 class (offer expires 12/12)! Register here.   PPS – If you liked this show, you may also like:
Dec 04, 2014
TLS #50 Mini Edition: how the lively show has changed listeners’ lives & my own
20:31
Today marks the #50th episode of The Lively Show! I am so thrilled and thankful at how amazingly well received this show has been over the past 10 months. It has been incredible to get to meet so many wonderful listeners and guests as a product of putting this show together for you each Tuesday and Thursday. Today I'm sharing the life changing lessons six listeners and I have learned from the first 50 episodes and guests.        IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Two exciting announcements about the 2015 Life With Intention Online and what I'm adding to the course in 2015. The Lively Show episodes that have changed the lives of six listeners that may help you as well. How six guests/episodes have changed my own life.   SHOW NOTES   Ashley's life changing realization is touched upon in these episodes: Kris Carter, Jess Lively, Mr. Lively Samantha's life changing episodes: Victoria Smith, Corbett Barr, Noah Kagan, Rachel MacDonald, Brooke White Aimee - Small Eats  Aimee's life changing episode: Embracing Minimalism with Dana Schultz Maryn - Metastate Movement Maryn's life changing episode: Purpose, Intention, & Uncertainty with Jess Lively Katie - Twin Stripe Katie's life changing episodes: Talking Plant-Based Eating with Jessica Murnane & Handling Change Online and Offline with Grace Bonney Diane  - A Plan For Cooking Diane's life changing episode: Increasing Our Joy with Rachel MacDonald My life changing episodes: Eric Williams (debt reduction), Rachel MacDonald (meditation & state change), Kate Arends (authenticity), Caroline Rector (capsule wardrobe), Lara Casey, and Courtney Carver (holiday decor).   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS –  Life With Intention Online registration is now open for the February 2015 class (for only 11 days) at a special holiday rate which is $100 off the regular rate debuting in January.  (This is the lowest price the course will be offered this entire enrollment period. For the best rate, sign up today.)
Dec 02, 2014
TLS #49: approaching holidays intentionally with courtney carver (be more with less)
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Today I've cooked up my first LivelyShow Thanksgiving special just for you! I've got a full-length Lively Show designed to help you kick off one of the most meaningful, joyful, and stress-less holiday seasons ever! I'm talking with the incredible Courtney Carver of Be More With Less about how we can approach this holiday season from an intentional perspective. But this show covers much more than just changing our approach to gift giving, decor, holiday commitments, and increasing the elements of the holidays that mean the most. We are talking about the importance of being proactive with our health, handling a difficult diagnosis, and how to make gradual shifts towards a simpler lifestyle that lead to huge transformation. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to reduce the holiday stress, increase holiday joy, put themselves first, and to prevent or manage a difficult health issue.   [Tweet "The quieter I get, the less that I do, the more that I can shine without anything external."] [Tweet "This is not the only time of year we get to experience joy. - @bemorewithless"]         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How an MS diagnosis changed Courtney's life forever - from one of "more is more" to "be more with less." The first steps she took to be proactive with her health and stress levels in order to minimize or delay the effects of MS. How Courtney and her husband became completely debt-free making small, gradual changes. Courtney's advice for those looking to spearhead changes in their family or marriage. How Courtney overcame her fear of uncertainty. Courtney's wise approach to holiday decorations and traditions. (~22:00) Courtney's advice for declining holiday events that are not meaningful to you. Courtney's advice for more meaningful gift giving and receiving. What to do if you receive a gift you don't really like or want to keep. Why Courtney's MS diagnosis was one of the best things to ever happen to her. Courtney's advice for those with or without a serious diagnosis that may benefit our health and wellbeing. Courtney's new definition for "more is more" and the abundance mentality. What Courtney would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Caroline Rector's (Unfancy) Lively Show  Project 333 The China Study The Dave Ramsey Show (podcast) Eric Williams's (Words of Williams) Lively Show What I DON'T want for Christmas post Becoming Minimalist    LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - Life With Intention Online is reopening soon! Get more details and special bonuses by signing up for the list here.   PPS – If you liked this show, you may also like:
Nov 25, 2014
TLS #48: accepting & embracing our talents with brooke white (girls with glasses & american idol)
50:59
Today's show with music artist Brooke White of The Girls with Glasses, American Idol (5th place on Season 7), and Jack and White is a spectacular look at the struggles we can all face when it comes to sharing our creativity, talents... And handling the self-doubt, rejection, and fear that comes with being vulnerable on a massive scale, or in day-to-day life. This episode is perfect for anyone who loves an incredible personal journey, struggles to fully embrace their talents, or fears the rejection or criticism of others.      [Tweet ""In my vulnerability, I find my strength. In my honesty, I find my self acceptance." - @brookewhite"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Brooke first got exposed to music and how it progressed to living in LA as a 17-year-old. Why Brooke quickly came back to her hometown and renounced music for two years. The internal and external battle Brooke faced with approval and accepting her voice and talent for several years before and after music school. The inspiring story of how Brooke decided to try out for Season 7 of American Idol. The lessons Brooke learned during her run on American Idol that landed her in 5th place among the 107,000 people who tried out. The life lessons Brooke has learned since American Idol ended. What Brooke would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   The Girls with Glasses Show Brooke's Instagram Brooke's band, Jack and White Brooke's new charity album money  Muscians Institute   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS – If you liked this show, you may also like:
Nov 20, 2014
TLS #47 Mini Edition: how to fully appreciate the awesome things in your life
11:53
Today I'm answering my very first Intention Question on The Lively Show! I'm so excited because I think this is an important question we can all struggle with from time to time, and aligns perfectly with gratitude and Thanksgiving next week: How can we fully appreciate all of the awesome things in our lives?        IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The two biggest realizations to make when we are feeling less grateful than we think we should. What we need to realize when we feel like we "should" be more grateful or happy than we are. The two steps we need to take to regain our gratitude. The mental shifts this approach will make on negative things in our lives, too. Things you can do to access your intuition in a greater way.   SHOW NOTES   Share how The Lively Show has changed your life in some way! Flannery, Fashion Tweaker Life With Intention Online Qi Gong video Intuition writing exercise   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS –  I have two new free wallpapers (designed by Sugar & Type) for you with wisdom shared on The Lively Show! Check them out and download them here.
Nov 18, 2014
TLS #46: embracing the unexpected with ali edwards (aliedwards.com)
47:15
Happy Thursday to you! Today on The Lively Show, I'm talking with Ali Edwards of AliEdwards.com. Ali is a leader in the scrapbooking world, and has reframed what it means to scrapbook, through the lens of telling your life story intentionally. But our conversation extends far beyond scrapbooking - we cover a gamut of topics centered around what it means to live with the unexpected changes and challenges that come our way throughout our lives. From Autism to divorce, Ali shares about the peace that comes with "living in the grey" and embracing the fact that life may have a different (even better) plan for us than what we've imagined. This episode is perfect for anyone who struggles (or knows someone who struggles) with all-or-nothing thinking, or who is dealing with an unexpected change in their lives.   [Tweet ""You are capable of accepting what is coming next - even when you don't know what that is.""]         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Ali has shifted the focus of traditional scrapbooking to what she calls intentional scrapbooking. What having a child with Autism has taught Ali and how it has prepared her for other aspects of her life. How Ali handles the immediate black and white reactions of her ego in order to embrace the gray and the imperfections in life. The mantra that came to Ali early in her divorce that helped her move through it without "stuffing" and with grace. What Ali would tell someone who is grappling with an unexpected or grief creating situation in their life. How Ali intentionally shared her divorce with her readers. The books that have influenced Ali the most, particularly during her divorce. The word that Ali is focused on this year, and why she isn't liking it so much anymore. What Ali would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Ali's scrapbooking products Life With Intention Online Diane Ackerman quote Ali's Getting Real post How Ali posted about the divorce Broken Open The Gifts of Imperfection  Daring Greatly  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People The Alchemist One Little Word    LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS – If you liked this show, you may also like:
Nov 13, 2014
#45 TLS Mini Edition: Ask Your Intention Question & Be On The Show!
5:18
Today I'm sharing an exciting new experiment I'm trying with the Mini Edition of the Lively Show on Tuesdays: Intention Questions! I'm looking to answer any questions you have for me that you think I could help with, or pertain to the four major life areas I focus on in my Values-based intention work: possessions, personal habits, relationships, and career. To find out how to ask a question and be on the show, listen to today's episode.           Submit Your Question   If you have a question, please share it through the Speakpipe widget below (your message will be played on the show if your question is selected!). As a thank you to the listeners who get featured on the show, I'm also sending some intention tattoos their way! To find out if your question has been featured, check out The Lively Show Mini Editions each Tuesday coming up! (We'll also email you for your address for the tattoos as well.) [PLEASE NOTE: I'm not looking to give small business advice in this segment. Ideally, each question I select will be broad enough that it can benefit most listeners, self-employed or not.]     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The conference I'm excited to speak at this January. How to submit a question you'd like me to answer here on the show (your voice & question will be on the show, too!). The one topic I'm not looking to answer questions about. The free intention goodie that each listener who has a question featured on the show receives.   SHOW NOTES   Alt Summit Creature Comforts Things I'm Afraid To Tell You Things I'm Afraid To Tell You Movement Life With Intention Online Intention Tattoos   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS -  Are you going to Alt Summit this January, too? If so, please let me know!
Nov 11, 2014
TLS #44 : The Art of Relaxation & Creativity with Jen Gotch (Ban.Do)
44:45
Today we're having a fun chat with Jen Gotch, co-founder of the popular personality-filled accessory line, Ban.do! We're talking about her extensive list of careers in traditional and non-traditional fields: from pre-law to being an extra on her favorite TV shows. -- And how she eventually stumbled into the start of her very successful accessory line, Ban.do. We're also talking about her decision to sell her company, as well as her passion for the Art of Relaxation and keeping her creative muscles strong. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about Jen, strengthen their creative muscles, relax more, or hear from someone who has sold a business and become a creative director.   [Tweet "Strive for perfection without demanding it. - @JenGotch heard on #TheLivelyShow"] [Tweet "Whenever you think it's the end, it's probably just the start of something else. - @JenGotch"]       IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The variety of traditional jobs (like law and teaching) that Jen went through before realizing she was a creative. The mix of creative jobs Jen had including being an extra on TV, acting, and food styling. How Ban.do got started and why Jen now regrets naming the company Ban.do. Why Jen and her partner chose to sell Bando, how she continues on in a new role, and why it was the best thing to happen for her and her partner. Why Jen plans mostly for today and lives in the present moment. What The Art of Relaxation means to Jen and how she makes time for the things that bring her joy and relaxation. How Jen keeps her creative muscles strong. How Jen strives for perfection without demanding it of herself or her staff. What Jen would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Roger Corman Studios LA 411 My Polaroid Blog Becoming a Foodie Lifeguard Press Mario Badescu Rose Water Facial Spray Facial Massage video The Accidental Creative Todd Henry's Accidential Creative Podcast Mindy Kaling's autobiography, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Amy Pohler's autobiography, Yes Please Jen's favorite solitaire app   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - If you liked this show, you may also like:
Nov 06, 2014
TLS Mini Edition: The Role of Love in Our Inbox
6:58
Today I'm sharing about the role of love in our inbox. This is something I've been focusing on in my own life over the past 4-6 weeks, and it's brought more peace, presence, and joy to the world of email answering - and applies far beyond the inbox as well. This shift takes virtually no extra time, but changes the whole process of email answering.         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The reason you may have seen me answer emails to you with the word "love" in recent weeks. Why shifting our approach to email answering in this simple way can change our whole inbox experience. Ways for those in careers that frown on the word love can still get the same benefits. Things to do when it doesn't feel right to answer with "love." How we can apply this concept to interactions beyond emailing.    SHOW NOTES   Intention Tattoos With Intention Quick Start Guide   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     Love, Jess!
Nov 04, 2014
the lively show: lifestyle & career design with corbett barr (fizzle)
48:35
Today I'm talking with someone whom I highly respect (and may be a familiar face for many listeners), Corbett Barr. Corbett is a co-founder and CEO of Fizzle (aff. link), an online business community and training platform for entrepreneurs. I've been a member of Fizzle since April, and I love it so much that I invited Corbett to come on the show to share his story and passion for lifestyle design. He's designed his life around what is truly most important to him and his wife, after chasing the "traditional paths to success" in the highly competitive corporate and start-up worlds for many years. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to make an intentional shift in their life, career, or business that may seem uncomfortable or non-traditional.         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Corbett worked his way full-time through college and how that shaped him going forward in his career. How Corbett landed after college with a high paying career in management consulting and ended up traveling every week for the first five years for his marriage. How a move to San Francisco landed Corbett in the start-up, venture capital world. The major stresses involved with the venture capital world and that turned into panic disorder for Corbett. Why Corbett and his wife decided to take an eighth month sabbatical - and how it changed the course of their lives. How starting a blog about alternative work and lifestyles transformed Corbett's career. Why big, unexpected, and not-so-great things turned out to be huge blessings in Corbett's life. How that first sabbatical has created a lifelong habit for Corbett and his wife to travel in the winter months. Logistic considerations for extended travel. Corbett's thoughts and insights on extended travel with children and career. What Corbett would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Noah Kagan on The Lively Show The 4-Hour Workweek Oprah's Stanford Interview Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Brian Clark / Copyblogger Join Fizzle.co for $1 for the first month (affiliate link) I’ve been a Fizzle member since April 11th, 2014, and love it! My favorite part is the teaching libraries, but the community is a HUGE asset for anyone just starting a business. Sign up for Fizzle using this link and then forward me (jess(at)with-intention.com) your confirmation email with a business or life question you’d like me to answer- in three sentences or less - and I’ll answer - in three sentences or less. I’m happy to give you advice, check out your website, offer some resources or books to help you, whatever will help you move forward with your business! Dana Shultz on The Lively Show   LISTEN TO THE SHOW     Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS -  I've been a Fizzle member since April 11th, 2014, and love it! My favorite part is the teaching libraries, but the community is a HUGE asset for those just starting a business. Join Fizzle.co for $1 for the first month (affiliate link) Sign up for Fizzle using this link and then forward me (jess(at)with-intention.com) your confirmation email with a business or life question you'd like me to answer- in three sentences or less - and I'll answer - in three sentences or less. I'm happy to give you advice, check out your website, offer some resources or books to help you, whatever will help you move forward with your business!
Oct 30, 2014
TLS Mini Edition: an awesome (free) tool for habit change
8:39
Today I'm sharing the newest and most effective tool I've found - so far - for making new habits stick. This tool is totally free and can be used for almost any habit change you can imagine!         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The happy outcome of getting coffee for the first time with Lively Show guest Kelly Krause. Why forming an accountability partner with someone we don't know very well can be a good idea. The super simple format of an accountability partnership. Specific areas perfect for accountability partnerships. A great accountability area for moms. Three places to find an accountability partner.   SHOW NOTES   Facial massage video Kelly Krause on The Lively Show   LISTEN TO THE SHOW         PS - Leave a comment below if you'd like to find a new accountability partner in a specific area! You are encouraged to share the focus are you would like a partner for, a little bit about yourself (if you like), and a social media handle/website link so potential partners can contact you beyond the comment section. Or, consider forming a mastermind group with multiple people!
Oct 28, 2014
the lively show: marriage & taking risks with lara casey (southern weddings & making things happen)
58:58
While recording today's Lively Show episode with Lara Casey, I got chills listening to her tell her story almost the entire time. Seriously. Lara is the Editor-in-Chief of Southern Weddings magazine, founder of Making Things Happen, brand expert, and soon-to-be author with her upcoming book, Make It Happen. Today she's sharing openly and honestly about the high - and low - points in her life that have guided her to where (and who) she is today. This episode is perfect for anyone who is struggling in their marriage or career, or anyone inspired to make big life changes.   [Tweet ""Decide you can." - @LaraCasey (via The Lively Show)"]       IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why Lara transitioned away from her broadway career early on. The dark period that followed quitting her broadway career - and how she eventually blossomed after that difficult time. Why Lara left New York with her fiancé after Hurricane Ivan. The accident that almost took her brother's life. The lessons and blessings Lara learned from the end of her first marriage. The "handsome Navy gent" transformed Lara and her family for the better. The leap of faith that Lara took which landed her job offers with top LA wedding planners. Lara's challenges in her current marriage early on and how they were resolved. The spark that inspired Southern Weddings and the differentiating factors that went into it's instant success. The challenges and almost deal-breaking hardships that almost killed Southern Weddings, despite its huge success. The marriage transformation that came from Lara's faith and surrender. What Lara would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Southern Weddings Make It Happen - Lara's book due in December Feye and Greer Spinal Rehab Center: Craig Mark's Garden Mindy Weiss   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - If you liked this episode, you may also like:
Oct 23, 2014
TLS Mini Edition: Wrinkles, Botox?, & Turning 30
8:58
Today I'm opening up about the hardest thing about turning 30 was for me. This is a very vulnerable episode for me, as I share openly about my decision of whether or not to get my wrinkles filled. I hope that my story helps others who might be struggling with a similar issue feel less alone. This episode is perfect for anyone who is struggling to accept an aspect of their physical bodies.       IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The hardest thing about turning 30 for me. My struggle with the decision to fill my wrinkles or not. The decision I've made for myself at this point in my life.   SHOW NOTES    None today!   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       Photo and art direction by Becky Murphy
Oct 21, 2014
the lively show: thriving after eating issues with lauryn lax (meant to thrive)
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Today I have a particularly touching, vulnerable, and powerful episode of The Lively Show. I'm talking with Lauryn Lax of Meant to Thrive about her 14 year battle with anorexia. In the show, we discuss how she eventually overcame her near-death struggle, and what she recommends for others who struggle with eating issues. Her journey truly transcends just the eating disorder world and can be powerful for anyone who struggles with negative mental thought loops. This episode is perfect for anyone with eating issues, anyone who knows someone with eating issues, or anyone wants to understand and overcome negative mental thought loops overall.       IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How a single childhood moment sparked an almost deadly 14 year battle with weight and eating. What hospitalization was like for Lauryn over the years, and the problems with many traditional approaches to eating disorders. How an eating disorder which stemmed from wanting to people please and be popular, backfired and isolated her from her friends and loved ones. Why her anorexia eventually reached crippling levels. The miracle that saved Lauryn's life at the gym. What Lauryn's eventual recovery looked like and how she overcame her eating disorder after 14 years. What Lauryn would tell the fourth grader that sparked her eating disorder if she could go back in time. How to approach a friend or acquaintance if you are concerned about their health. What Lauryn would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Meant To Thrive Ramuda Ranch    LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - If you liked this episode, you may also like: photo by Laura Roberts
Oct 16, 2014
10 lessons I learned in my 20’s
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Email readers: I'm so sorry about the link mishap on today's email. Click here to go to the right post! Email readers: I'm so sorry about the link mishap on today's email. Click here to go to the right post!   Today is the day before my 30th birthday(!), so I thought it would be fun to reflect on the 10 biggest lessons I learned in my 20's. And since last week's "Mini Edition" of The Lively Show was such a big hit... I decided to share the lessons I've learned with you via another Mini Edition of The Lively Show! I’m sharing the lessons I've learned concerning marriage, business, uncertainty, and cultivating a beautiful home.        IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The biggest thing I look for when buying something new. How to start difficult conversations for the best results. Why failing is a good thing. How to get more of what you want. What marriage means to me (aka: how I knew I wanted to marry Mr. Lively). Why stuff and goals don't really bring joy and fulfillment in and of themselves. How I know when to stop doing something and go onto something new. The biggest habit I've cultivated to create massive change in my life. The number one lesson I've learned that I cannot wait to use in my 30's.   Show Notes   The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Private Victory Habit Why I married Mr. Lively   LISTEN TO THE SHOW         Photo and art direction by Becky Murphy
Oct 14, 2014
the lively show: how to create a capsule wardrobe with caroline rector (unfancy)
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Today's Lively Show episode is the perfect blend of deep introspection, inspiration, practical how-to, and fun! I'm talking with Caroline Rector of the minimalist fashion blog, Unfancy. Caroline's blog focuses on creating a "capsule wardrobe," which - for her - means wearing the same 37 pieces (including shoes!) for three months at a time. I knew I had to have her on the show to share the journey that brought her to the concept... and share her insights for those of us who would like to attempt a similar experiment in our own wardrobes. This show is perfect for anyone interested in trying a creative wardrobe framework, simplifying, discovering their true style, or tackling difficult shopping issues.         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   The two big limiting beliefs that Caroline had to overcome in her life which eventually brought her to style and fashion blogging. How Caroline reexamined her negative thought patterns and mainstream media messages in order to change the way she looked at herself and reality. (Heads up: we talk about breasts.) The four month long soul journey that Caroline went on between ending her previous career and starting her new one as a minimalist fashion blogger. Where the concept of capsule collections comes from, and the blogs that helped introduce Caroline to the concept initially. Why Caroline has settled on the number 37 for her capsule collections. How Caroline approaches setting the number of pieces in a capsule collection and her suggestions for others thinking to do something similar. Caroline's approach to shopping when she's creating a capsule. The step-by-step guide to starting your own capsule collection experiment. The revelations that Caroline experienced from not clothes shopping for long periods of time. How this shift in shopping and style has impacted the rest of Caroline's life. Caroline's recommendations for those who have full-time jobs or two separate roles that require completely different types of clothing. What Caroline would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Unfancy Into Mind Project 333 Be More With Less  Caroline's Wardrobe Planner   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - If you liked this episode, you may also like:
Oct 09, 2014
three tips for when you feel overwhelmed
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Today I'm experimenting with something new... a TUESDAY Lively Show! Instead of writing my usual Tuesday post, I've created a "mini edition" of the show. I'm chatting openly about the craziness of the past six weeks for me, and the three biggest lessons I've learned during what has been one awesome and overwhelming ride.    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What I've been working on over the past six weeks. Why I'm creating the Life With Intention Online module videos as the class runs. How to be more present when you feel overwhelmed. A principle that often gets overlooked when we feel overwhelmed. The new Values I'm focusing on going forward now that things are calming down a bit.   LISTEN TO THE SHOW         Please let me know what you think of the Tuesday "mini edition" of the podcast! I know that it won't be ideal for some people that prefer to read vs. listen. But, there is also a big audience on The Lively Show who may enjoy getting extra content each week to via these little intention-packed chats. I'd love to hear what you think!
Oct 07, 2014
the lively show: overcoming doubts & resistance with eric zimmer (the one you feed podcast)
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Happy Lively Show day to you! This week I'm talking with Eric Zimmer, of the popular The One You Feed podcast. Getting to talk to Eric about overcoming doubts and resistance from an evolutionary standpoint and a day-to-day reality was awesome. This episode sheds light on the two different voices within ourselves and provides suggestions for handling comparison and other negative thought loops. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to understand the two different motivators within us and get practical habits and tips to overcome doubts or internal resistance.          IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why Eric's podcast is called The One You Feed.  The parable of the two wolves that inspired The One You Feed title. How the ego may have evolved from an evolutionary standpoint to protect us. The role of culture and it's impact on our emphasis on fear and ego. The role of comparison in our lives from an evolutionary standpoint. How Eric and myself try to overcome the urge to fall into the comparison trap. Eric's tips and tricks for distracting the ego from negative thought loops. Ways of meditating… that don't feel like meditating! The perspective change that Eric went through that helped him create a daily meditation habit. What Eric would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   The One You Feed Podcast Life With Intention Online The Happiness Hypothesis A Course in Miracles Podcast episode about positive concentration strategies Daring Greatly The Kristoffer Carter Lively Show Stephen Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People On Being Podcast The Happiness Trap     LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - If you liked this episode, you may also like:
Oct 02, 2014
the lively show: behind the oh joy blog & brand with joy cho (oh joy!)
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Happy Lively Show day! Today I've got a special guest that I've wanted to have on the show ever since I started: Joy Cho of Oh Joy. Joy is a graphic designer, blogger, product designer, author, mother (currently pregnant with her second child), wife, and she has a line at Target! She is one busy lady. Thankfully, I got the chance to talk with her about the things we don't always get to see from reading her blog... the behind the scenes decisions, challenges, and hard-earned lessons that she's faced over the last 10 years. This show is perfect for bloggers, creatives, and those who want to learn more about how Joy manages so many personal and professional projects all at once.         IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why Joy's Target collection is actually her second time designing for the store! How Joy grew her blog and brand and why she never wanted to just be 100% a blogger or 100% a designer. Why Joy chose to add contributors to her blog for a period of time and why she's since gone back to writing from her point of view instead. Joy explains what gestational diabetes is and what it's been like to have it - along with what it has taught her so far.  The biggest thing we may not know about Joy from reading her blog.  The biggest pieces of advice Joy has for other aspiring creatives. Whether the more established blog community is decreasing. The hardest part about blogging for Joy. How Joy worked to overcome the struggles when keeping all the balls in the air in her professional and personal life after becoming a mother.  How Joy approaches her friendships locally and long distance. What Joy would tell someone just starting out on this journey.   SHOW NOTES   Joy's Target Line Blog, Inc. Blog post about gestational diabetes  Little Green Notebook post Creature Comforts   LISTEN TO THE SHOW   Want more? Check out more Lively Show episodes here.   PS - If you liked this episode, you may also like:
Sep 25, 2014
the lively show: minimalism, design, & mental health with kate arends (wit & delight)
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