Category: Life

TheLivelyShowWithAlexIkonn2Today 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.


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.



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.



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.


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. 



Today I have two things to share with you:

1. A very personal and vulnerable story about my newest Values-based intention.

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. I’m doing two free, live (online) Intention Setting Workshops (one this Wednesday and one next week).


As I’ve shared on The Lively Show, 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 – for dating (eek!).

I’ll start by saying that I always encourage my LWIO members to focus on the life areas that either stress them out, or they want to strengthen.

And in this case, dating is one that falls on both sides of that spectrum for me right now.

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



Deep breath.

Let’s do this.

TheLivelyShowWithAlexIkonnWelcome 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.


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.




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.


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.


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.


For the 2015 Week of Giving (my annual tradition of sharing something each day of the week with you), I have created a brand new free 5 day mini course focused on the most powerful gift I can give:

Techniques you can use to connect to your intuition and find clarity in any area of your life.

For five days, I’ll be answering the following questions with easy techniques you can start using right now:

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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