Category: Life


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? 


Happy Thursday to you!

Today on The Lively Show, I’m talking with Ali Edwards of 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.



Today we’re having a fun chat with Jen Gotch, co-founder of the popular personality-filled accessory line,!

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,

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. 


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.



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!




While recording today’s Lively Show episode with Lara Casey, I got chills listening to her tell her story almost the entire time.


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.



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.


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. 


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. 


Sorry for the late post today! I have been working like crazy juggling everything with the new class launch, podcast, podcast editing, etc.

But I’m thrilled to share a project today that has been cooking behind the scenes over the past few weeks:

New prints for the shop – and GOLD intention tattoos!


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.  


Yesterday I got back from Nashville after speaking at the AH Inspired retreat. I had a fantastic time with some amazing women.

But, today I’m back in action with a new Lively Show episode for you!

This one is good, guys.

Really good.

I’m talking with designer Kate Arends, of the well known design blog, Wit & Delightand one of the newest Target collections!

Kate is smart, honest, vulnerable, and takes her craft seriously.

In this episode, we cover a gamut of topics including: how minimalism has evolved away from its original intent, her personal journey to learn to love and accept herself, and her relationship with mental health issues.

This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about minimalism, authenticity, thriving with mental health issues, or designing for Target.


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