Category: Life


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.



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.



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.



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. 


TLS #99: life, career, & design Q+A

October 13th, 2015   |   Life


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. 



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.



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.



Over the past 15 years, my career has been varied:

Jewelry designer. 
Handbag designer.
Hotel creative director.
One-on-one business coach.
Workshop leader.
Temporary tattoo designer.
Life With Intention Coach.

At several points in my career people have thought I was craaazy for making the choices I made.

But those decisions – which were far from perfect – resulted in a career that is joyful, peaceful, & fulfilling… and I want to share what I’ve learned along the way to help you feel the same in your career, too. 

I’m sharing the tough decisions, mistakes, never-before-shared risks, and triumphs that have come from living my Values in my career over the past 15 years…

so that you can learn about
of a joyful, peaceful, & fulfilling career.  

Whether you have:


This free + live fireside chat will inspire + empower you to make intentional, Values-based decisions that bring you JOY, PEACE, & FULFILLMENT during every step of your career journey.


>> Sign up for the LIVE Fireside Chat Here.*

>> Sign up for the LIVE Fireside Chat Here.*


* Note: This is a LIVE, free, online event. Once it has taken place, there will not be a way to sign up or participate.


PS – Life With Intention Online registration closes Friday, September 25th.




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 – 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.



Today I have two things to share with you:

1. A very up close and personal story about how my newest Values-based intention has impacted my life.

I share this with you so that you can see how I wrestle with my own ego, and also how I use VBI’s to overcome it. But before we get personal, I wanted to remind you…

2. This is the last call for the free, live (online) 2015 Intention Setting Workshops.


As I’ve shared on The Lively Show, September’s theme is intention and the next round of Life With Intention Online starts in just a few weeks. I truly believe that living with Values-Based Intentions can transform your life, which is why I am so excited to share this free live workshop with everyone who registers.

Join me by clicking the above link and choosing the time that is most convenient for you – I will stay on at the end of the workshop until every question is answered – I promise!

To better understand why joining one of the Intention Setting workshops is so powerful, it’s time to share the story behind my newest Values-Based Intention.

So let’s start there.

Warning: Here is where we get up close and personal.


Ok. Let’s do this.

As you may have heard on The Lively Show Episode #85 with founder, Alisa Vitti (about optimizing female hormone health), I:

A) Have never had a natural period,
B) Have faced a slew of not-so-great side effects from PCOS, and
C) May possibly experience infertility based on A and B above.


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.)



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. 


Reach Out

Want to learn how to live from Values-based intentions?

I run an online course, Life With Intention Online, to share exactly how to do just that. Sign up for updates and special bonuses here. (The next class will most likely begin in late 2015.)

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Due to the format of my work, I do not accept guest posts or blog advertising (sponsorship is only available for The Lively Show podcast and you can get more info by submitting here).

Have a question about your Intention Tattoo order?

Have a question about your intention tattoo order? Please email Ashley at jess(at)jesslc(dot)com directly.


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