Category: Life

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.



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.

Reach Out

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