Category: Life


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. 


TLS Vlog #1: My favorite places in Ann Arbor

February 17th, 2016   |   LifeVlog

Welcome to the inaugural episode of my new vlog series!

< Cue crazy + awkward dancing! >

I plan to take you with me on my adventures as I share a more personal perspective on how I live my Values in my daily life.

We’re spending a Saturday together in today’s episode!

I’ll go through my morning routine, fix some gluten-free pancakes, go on an Ellie walk and visit some of my favorite places in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

We’re visiting the Tea Haus where Lisa, the owner, will show us how to take our fancy loose leaf tea’s on the go.

I’ll tell you about some popular Ann Arbor spots and we’ll visit some friends and their cute pups along the way!

Finally, we’ll go exploring through the Treasure Mart, my favorite vintage thrift store.


Show Notes


Tea Haus
Thistle & Bess
Heavenly Metal
Zingerman’s Deli
Treasure Mart

Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix

Camera I used to film this video: Canon PowerShot G7 X



Today on TLS I’m doing another one of my favorite types of shows to do: I’m answering questions shared with me on Instagram last week!

This episode is covering a lot of ground including things like podcasting, business, when I knew I was ready for dating again, how I’m “really” doing, my favorite Austin places, how I earn money, and more.

This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a fun, casual Q+A on a variety of life, business, and relationship topics.



Welcome to part two of our deep dive into pleasure with hormone specialist, Alisa Vitti, of Flo Living (you can listen to part 1 here).

Note: This episode contains adult content, so you may want to listen without children nearby.

In the show, we’re exploring how we can communicate what brings us pleasure to those around us, we’re discussing how we can help people tap into their personal pleasures, we’re addressing the idea of whether pursuing pleasure is inherently ‘selfish,’ and we’re going “into the bedroom” and discussing how we can explore pleasure with our significant others.

This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about how to share the pleasure approach with others, wants to overcome the feeling that pleasure is selfish, or for those who want to learn about how to bring this form of pleasure into the bedroom.


This week I’ve got a two-part Valentine’s Day special for women of every relationship status. : )

Hormone expert Alisa Vitti, of Flo Living, is back on TLS today and Thursday talking about the most fascinating subject I’ve been learning about in the last several months: PLEASURE.

In Part 1, we are discussing how we can embody pleasure in our daily lives to transform our experience of wellbeing. We’re also discussing pleasure as it relates to our sexuality, and on Thursday we’ll be discussing how to bring this pleasure into our relationships, including with our significant others.  

This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about how to incorporate more pleasure into our daily lives (in non-sexual ways), as well as how my own personal hormone journey has been going so far.

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.


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