Category: Life


Today on The Lively Show, I’m talking with Elizabeth Piper, one half of the duo behind The Pretty Girl Revolution.

We’re talking about how Elizabeth and her business partner, Mary, are out to redefine the word “pretty” in our culture and empower young women through their mission-minded coaching, speaking, and workshops.

As an alumni of Life With Intention Online, Elizabeth is also sharing what her experience was like, who she recommends it for, and how it compared to the recent Mini Series.

This show is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about how to turn a message into a mission-minded career, or for anyone looking to learn about LWIO from a member’s perspective.



Today’s a big day for three reasons:

  1. Life With Intention Online registration is now open! You can learn more and sign up here.
  2. I’m headed to Alt Summit in Salt Lake City tomorrow to host a podcasting roundtable with Hilary Walker.
  3. I have a new Lively Show episode for you!

Today I’m answering a listener question about how to silence the doubts when making big decisions.

I’m sharing my three tips to help you gain confidence when making big decisions and handle those pesky “what ifs.”

Let’s go to the show!


TLS #59: beating the new year’s blues

January 13th, 2015   |   IntentionLife


Today on The Lively Show I’m talking with Lively Show associate producer, Ashley, about beating the “New Year’s Blues.”

Ashley lives here in Austin and has quickly become a good friend since I moved here last summer. Since then, she’s also become the “Intention Tattoo Dream Fulfiller” and is helping me with The Lively Show.

This show style is fun, lighthearted, and may become a more regular occurrence on Tuesdays, if you enjoy the format.

(Please let us know if you’d like to hear more episodes like these!)

In this episode, we are talking about what Ashley calls the “New Year’s Blues” and what you can do to beat them.



Today I’m kicking off the 2015 Lively Show guest episodes with Tina Roth Eisenberg!

Tina is a designer, blogger, keynote speaker, and founder of:

Tattly – A temporary tatttoo shop in Brooklyn that I work with to produce the intention tattoos.

Creative Mornings – A monthly worldwide lecture series.

TeuxDeux – My very favorite to-do app ever.

Swissmiss – Her popular design blog.

In the show, we talk about how Tina uses her Values to design her businesses and her interactions with her family.

This episode is perfect for anyone looking to get inspired to live from Values in their lives, or want to hear an very humble woman share her amazing journey.


(PS – The Life With Intention Online Mini Series is now live and only available for a short time! Sign up to get the free training here.)



Today I’m sharing my brand new Intention Setting Mini Series I’ve been working on for you over the past few weeks!

The free three part video series will be launching with the first video on Thursday, but you can sign up to get access to the mini series here (please note: if you are on my email list you do still need to sign up in order to access the course).

The mini series will only be available for a short time, so you’ll want to sign up for free now.

Plus, I’m also sharing the key habits and changes I recommend trying to design your life around your intentions in each area of your life from closet to career. 


5 binge-worthy lively show playlists

December 30th, 2014   |   Life


In place of new Lively Show episodes this new years week, I have created curated playlists for you on some of The Lively Show’s most popular topics.

This way you can listen to specific shows based on the themes you are most interested in.

This list is far from all inclusive, and many incredible shows are not on these playlists. But they are a great way to catch up - in a curated way - on popular topics this 2014 season.

And, if you’ve been following along since the beginning, this is a chance to revisit specific themes and shows that spark your interest!

So grab those ear buds and get ready to start (binge) listening now!


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!)


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.)

Want to sponsor The Lively Show?

If you would like to get sponsorship information for The Lively Show, please submit your information here.

Want to submit yourself or someone else as a guest for The Lively Show?

Would you or someone you know make a great Lively Show guest? Please submit yourself or someone else here.

Guest post + blog advertising policy.

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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