Category: Life


Today on The Lively Show I’m talking with Mimi Ikonn, a co-founder of Luxy Hair and YouTube sensation.

I was introduced to Mimi through her husband’s co-author of The Five Minute Journal, UJ Ramdas (who was on the show last December).

Since my introduction to Mimi, I’ve become a huge fan of her helpful style videos and positive message.

In the show, we’ll be diving into the incredible journey filled with ups, downs, and hard work that has led Mimi to the inspiring, world-traveling life she now leads.

This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story of someone with humble beginnings who wasn’t afraid to go after what she wanted throughout her life – and the unexpected lessons she learned going from working two full-time jobs to help support her family, to having all the time, freedom, and money she wanted. 



Today on the Lively Show, I’m speaking with Jessica Turner of the blog, The Mom Creative, and author of The Fringe Hours.

As a busy wife, mom (of three little ones), and blogger with a full-time job, Jessica is often asked how she makes time for self care and several passions amidst her busy schedule. The Fringe Hours became an answer to this question from Jessica’s experience as well as the lives of 2,000 other women across the country.

In the show, we’ll discuss what the fringe hours are, how we can find them in our own schedules, and how to overcome a few core limiting beliefs that can prevent us from prioritizing self-care.

This episode is perfect for anyone who is feeling burned out, empty from a lack of self-care, or frustrated by the concept of finding balance in their lives. 


Today on The Lively Show I’m talking with another host of a podcast you might know… Jonathan Fields!

Jonathan is the force behind the YouTube channel and podcast, Good Life Project. He’s interviewed hundreds of thought leaders (like Seth Godin), creatives (like Marie Forleo and Milton Glaser), and mission-minded people (like Brené Brown).

In today’s show, we are looking at various aspects of his own life, his findings on intuition and uncertainty, and he shares his (brilliant!) “three basket theory” that has changed the way I approach my life and work.

This episode is perfect for anyone looking to get a huge dose of inspiration, thoughtful insights on uncertainty, and a new way to look at getting the most out of every aspect of your life.



Today on the Lively Show we’re talking with Crystal Palecek, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the popular online interior design and lifestyle magazine, Rue Magazine.

Crystal recently gave birth to her first child, Benjamin Andrew Palecek, on April 14th. Just a few weeks before his birth, Crystal shared openly with me about the challenges she’s had during her pregnancy, and what she’s learned about the intersection of pregnancy and perfectionism.

Plus, I help Crystal set some Values-based intentions to help her peacefully navigate this season of her life as well.

This show is perfect for anyone who wants to hear about the intersection of perfectionism, pregnancy, and setting Values-based intentions to guide peaceful choices amidst uncertainty.



In today’s Lively Show we are speaking with our first repeat guest from Season 1, Caroline Rector, the writer behind the popular fashion blog, Un-Fancy.

Caroline has blogged her journey to live with a capsule wardrobe and inspired thousands of readers to reconsider what it means to have a wardrobe they love.

Today on her blog, Caroline shared her decision to take a six month break from her blog as she moves to Seattle. In today’s episode she’s sharing her decision to do so, how she has approached her blog compared to her previous photography business, and what she has learned about “traditional” success over the past year.

This show is perfect for anyone who has struggled with traditional approaches to success, or wants to hear an inspiring story about someone who is choosing to step away from a “really good thing” when prompted by her intuition.   


AlexandraFranzenPhoto   Today’s episode is a lively conversation with author, wordsmith, and thought leader, Alexandra Franzen.

Alexandra’s website is a go-to resource for me when it comes to finding how to say what isn’t always easy to say. She’s got a wealth of information and soul-filled guidance to share.

In today’s show we are covering a wide variety of topics including: getting the most out of our day, scheduling our calendars with intention, amazing books that have changed our lives, and saying no to people in a graceful and respectful way.

This show is perfect for anyone looking to listen to a thought-provoking conversation around ways we can live our lives deliberately and peacefully.


the lively show season 2 begins…

March 23rd, 2015   |   Life

Though things have been quiet during the break between Season 1 and Season 2 of The Lively Show, I’ve been busy over the break running Life With Intention Online, working with LWIO members, and getting Season 2 episodes ready for you.

Want to know when TLS Season 2 begins? Click the super quick video above to find out!

Until then…. may something wonderful happen to you today!



PS – To keep up with other announcements like this and other fun stuff, find me on Instagram.  : )




Today is the 1st Anniversary Special and season 1 finale for The Lively Show!

And I have the perfect guest to celebrate with.

Today’s guest is Pat Flynn, an incredibly genuine and successful business owner with a blog and podcast called Smart Passive Income.

Pat owns several companies, and documents his business successes and failures on his blog each month.

In this episode, we talk about the mindset shifts and personal habit changes he’s made from when he got laid off from his architecture job in 2008, to today, where he regularly earns around $100,000 per month(!).

We also discuss his business Values, personal life Values, and how he prioritizes his wife and children.

This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to design a career based on their Values, or wants to learn from someone who has achieved massive success personally and financially while staying grounded along the way.


TheLivelyShowWithKaiteRichardson This Lively Show is thanks to a tag @shanderson22 left for me on Katie Richardson’s Instagram photo that declared, “stop the glorification of busy.”

I’m talking with the incredible Katie Richardson, a wife, mother of four littles, and the founder of the practical and stylish children’s line, Puj. This episode is more of a conversation than a traditional interview. Katie and I both explore the challenges, triumphs, and limiting beliefs we face when it comes to detaching ourselves from busy-ness.

This episode is perfect for anyone who is over-scheduled, overwhelmed, or wants to drop the word “busy” from their vocabulary.


Today on the Lively Show, I have an awesomely helpful episode that is as eye-opening as it is easy to start applying to your life today!

I’m talking with Jay Papasan, a bestselling writer and co-author of New York Times Bestselling book, The One Thing.

Jay’s insights are incredible, there is SO much goodness for you to dive into.  Don’t miss it!

This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to find clarity in their life and improve their results from family to career.



In today’s Lively Show, I’m tackling a great listener question:

How can we prevent getting off track when life gets busy? 

This is a great topic to discuss right now, as we wrap up the first month of 2015. I’m sure there are many plans you may have had in mind at the start of the year that may be feeling a little daunting as your schedule ramps up.

This episode is perfect for those who are trying to stay on top of their plans amidst a busy schedule, or who have fallen off track and want to get back on a consistent schedule.



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.


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.


Yay! Message sent.
Error! Please validate your fields.
© 2014 Jess Lively Creative Inc. // I'm an Amazon Affiliate - Which means Amazon items (like books) I genuinely recommend may earn me a commission. //