TLS#75: The Paradox of Money, Time, & Freedom with Mimi Ikonn (Luxy Hair)

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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. 

 

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TLS #74: How to Get the Most Out of Your “Fringe” Hours with Jessica Turner (The Mom Creative)

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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. 

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TLS #73: Possibility and the Flip Side of Uncertainty with Jonathan Fields (Good Life Project)

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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.

 

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Pin or IG to Win $250 of Minted Wall Art

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In today’s Lively Show with Crystal Palecek, I mentioned that I have created a series of mini gallery wall trios using art from sponsor Minted.com’s art marketplace that I personally love – including work by artist Katie Craig, whom I interviewed on the show (check her abstract art out in the third trio below).

As a part of this sponsorship, Minted is giving away $250 gift certificates for Minted art to two lucky listeners! Here’s how you can enter to win:

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TLS #72: Vulnerability, Pregnancy, & Intention Setting with Crystal Palecek (Rue Magazine)

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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.

 

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TLS #71: Walking Away From “Success” With Caroline Rector (Unfancy)

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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.   

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TLS #70: Turn Your Day Around & How to Say No With Alexandra Franzen

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.

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TLS #69: Living With Painful Sex with Jesse Coulter

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* This episode includes “adult content” and may not be appropriate for young audiences. *

Today’s episode of The Lively Show is touching on a topic we haven’t covered yet: sex.

Painful sex, to be specific.

Jesse Coulter is a wife, mother, blogger (JesseCoulter.net), full-time marketing coordinator, and co-founder of the Austin-based custom furniture company, Builtwell.

In today’s show, Jesse is opening up about her struggle with painful sex throughout much of her adult life.

Jesse isn’t sharing as an “expert” or someone who “has it all figured out.” She’s simply sharing her heart and still unfolding story with us – so that those who may also be struggling with a similar journey may feel a little less alone.

I deeply hope that this show reaches those who may benefit from Jesse’s bravery. This topic is commonly kept secret, increasing the sense of isolation for those struggling with similar issues.

This episode is for anyone who struggles with painful sex, or for anyone who would like to learn more about what challenges this issue can present for those who face it.

 

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TLS #68: Overcoming Death, Debt and Depression with Hal Elrod (The Miracle Morning)

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Welcome to the start of the second season of The Lively Show!

Today’s episode is with bestselling author of The Miracle Morning, keynote speaker, and success coach, Hal Elrod.

Hal will be sharing huge highs (shattering sales records, living the life of his dreams), and how he overcame huge lows (getting killed in a car crash, being told he’d never walk again, $53,000 of debt, and depression).

Plus, he’ll be sharing the six practices that we can all begin to add to our days in less than an hour to transform our own lives.

This episode is for anyone who loves to hear an incredible journey, or wants to live more intentionally through six effective daily habits.

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