Category: Life


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!


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.




Happy Week of Giving Wednesday!

Today I’m excited to share Week of Giving items that everyone can enjoy!

I’ve worked with the very talented Ilana of Sugar & Type to create three free holiday printables using the intention “Be The Light.”


The idea of Be The Light comes from insights in this post, and with the holidays upon us, it takes on a special meaning with the holiday lights sparkling outside.

Ilana has made three types of printables for you to enjoy: desktops, 8″x10″ prints, and gift tags.



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!

week of giving: one-on-one mentorship for a year

December 15th, 2014   |   Life


To show my gratitude for your support throughout 2014, I have five gifts planned for you over the next five days!  

There are no sponsors associated with these gifts (just some help from friends on the Wednesday and Thursday surprises).

They are simply from me, to you.


To kick off the second annual Week of Giving I am giving away one year-long mentorship!

I believe that mentorships are powerful and can really help people take their lives to the next level.

In 2015, I would like to mentor a reader to help her design her life with intention.

I will have monthly, hour-long calls with this mentee and help her to uncover her true intentions for her life and overcome the resistance she faces when making her dreams come true.

My hope is that by providing my insight, encouragement, and support, this mentee will breakthrough in many ways she never thought possible.

(This will not be a business mentorship, it will focus on all aspects of life. Career situation is irrelevant to this mentorship.)

I am looking for a mentee who is serious about taking her habits (and life) to the next level. Proactivity and willingness to do the work are key.


Here’s what my 2014 mentee, Kimberly, had to say about her experience:

“Working with Jess this past year has been phenomenal.

I’ve been reading for years, and continued to learn about Values-based intentions and the reasons why you should move away from goal setting – but I never quite understood. 

Being able to speak with Jess on a regular basis helped me implement new values in my life that are now ingrained and intricately a part of how I make decisions.

This was such an invaluable experience.

She has served as not only a mentor, but a coach who inspires me in many aspects of my life.”

- Kimberly, Manfiest Yourself




If you would like to apply for this mentorship, please send an email to about why you would like this mentorship opportunity with me by Sunday, December, 21st.

Please note: 500 words or less, subject line: 2015 MENTORSHIP.

I will select the 2015 mentee and email all mentorship applicants about my decision on January 4th, 2014.

If you think this mentorship would help you take things to the next level, I hope you reach out!



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

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:






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!)



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.



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.

TLSEpisode50Today 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. 



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.


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.


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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