Category: Life

TLS #6: What's Inside My Gluten-Free Grocery Bag @

Due to popular demand, I’m unpacking my groceries after a trip to Trader Joe’s so you can see what my gluten and dairy-free routine looks like on a regular basis! Keep scrolling for a full list.


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. 



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. 



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. 


TLS Vlog #5: Austin

April 4th, 2016   |   LifeVlog


We are headed to Austin, TX in this week’s episode of the Lively TV Show!

I’m meeting up with photographer Shalyn Nelson to get new head shots taken and we’ll snap some photos in lovely locations around Austin.

While stopping for some shots at Rose Bud Isle dog park, I’ll explain my love for sparkle water and how it correlates with self-worth.

Finally, I’ll show you my favorite taco place in Texas (Tyson’s) and you’ll get to meet my younger brother Michael!

TLS VLOG #4: Chicago (part 2)

March 28th, 2016   |   LifeVlog


I’m so excited to finally share the reason behind my Chicago trip!

In this video, you’ll meet my curriculum designer, Meghan Malloy. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at us putting the mini-course format together.

Next, I’ll take you on a behind the scenes walking tour. I’ll show you my favorite spots in my old neighborhood and you’ll also see the 3 apartment buildings I lived in Lakeview.

I get a little more personal in this episode as I open up about my time in Chicago and how I started on my ‘Life with Intention’ journey!



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.


TheLivelyShowWithMicaMayToday 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.



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. 


TLS VLOG #3: Chicago (part 1)

March 8th, 2016   |   LifeVlog

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Today I’m taking you with me to Chicago!

First, we’ll get some work done from home and then we’ll walk to the train station together as I share my love for all things Ann Arbor.

Next, we’ll get a behind the scenes look at MegMade as Meg Piercy shows us her wondrous warehouse. Does that name ring a bell? You may remember her talk about marriage, motherhood and self-worth from the podcast a couple weeks ago!

I’m staying with my friend Danielle Moss (who co-founded The Everygirl) on this trip so I’ll give you a quick tour of her gorgeous apartment.

We’ll then take a peak at some beautiful coffee shops and brunch spots throughout the windy city.


TLS Vlog #2: Portland

March 4th, 2016   |   LifeVlog


I’m taking you to Portland in today’s episode!

On day one of this three day trip, you’ll meet Tony and Joe from Team Lively while Dana of the Minimalist Baker cooks up some delicious gluten-free garlic mac and cheese.

On day two, I get my hair and makeup done by Madeline Roosevelt and she offers some great application tips and tricks.

We’ll then head to the Fizzle* interview to meet Chase and Barrett. After the interview, I offer some intuition advice during Fizzle’s ‘Office Hours.’

All that interviewing makes me hungry, so we’ll head to one of Portland’s awesome food cart parks for lunch. Afterwards, we’ll bounce around Portland (and may even get an impromptu serenade)!



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. 


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