the lively show: writing, cookbooks, & fun reads with jessica merchant (how sweet eats)

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Today’s guest on The Lively Show was nominated by you!

After a string of tweets all asking me to have Jessica Merchant of the popular food blog, How Sweet Eats, on the show, I knew that I needed to make it happen.

Thankfully, Jessica made time in her schedule to chat with me about her pregnancy, upcoming cookbook, blog story, favorite books, and must-watch TV shows.

This episode is fun and light (with a bunch of great advice for bloggers).

In the show, you’ll see how authentic, fun, and hard working Jessica really is.

This show is perfect for fans of fun reads, writing, or who are interested in blogging full-time. 

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the lively show: increasing our joy with rachel macdonald (in spaces between)

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This week on The Lively Show we are going global!

To Australia, to be specific.

I’m talking with Rachel MacDonald of In Spaces Between, a life and blog coach that loves intention, living wholly, and is pretty much my kindred spirit.

In today’s episode, I ask Rachel to share how she has come to embody such a high level of love and joy in her life… Because if you’ve ever seen her work, you can sense that there is a tangibly high level of joy and love seeping through in everything she does.

This show is perfect for anyone looking to increase their experiences of joy and love in their lives!

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the lively show: intuitive eating & exercise with kelly krause

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Today’s Lively Show episode is one of the most inspirational so far!

I’m talking with Kelly Krause, an Austin native who works for South by Southwest Interactive about her recent journey to regain her health intentionally.

Since April 1st, 2013 Kelly has lost 137 pounds and has completely changed her relationship to eating and exercise based on a simple, strong-held values.

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the lively show: facing fears & slowing down with joy wilson (joy the baker)

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Today’s episode has been a long time coming.

It started last fall, when The Lively Show was just an idea waiting to happen. On a tiny white leather couch at a New York City event, Joy Wilson (aka Joy the Baker) helped me understand the world of podcasting.

And she promised to be on the show.

Today, in episode #20, she did just that.

Joy is well known baker, cookbook author, blogger, and podcaster.

But she also happens to be a most joyful and charming person.

Today we’re chatting about her long – and often hilarious – journey to baking and blogging, how she faces fears, and why moving to New Orleans has helped increase her peacefulness.

This is a laugh-filled episode that is literally a “Joy” to listen to!

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the lively show: radical sincerity & mental health advocacy with esmé weijun wang

TheLivelyShowEsmeWangHappy Lively Show Day!

In today’s episode we’re chatting with Esmé Weijun Wang of EsméWang.com. Esmé is a talented writer, novelist, copywriter, blogger, and mental health advocate.

In this episode, we’ll be exploring how Esmé juggles her challenging career while dealing with schizoaffective disorder. She’ll share what she recommends for those who also have a mental illness diagnosis, as well as what we can do if we have friends or loved ones who face something similar.

In addition, we discuss how to overcome the urge to say “fine” whenever someone asks how we’re doing, and how we can become more radically sincere.

This show is perfect for anyone who wants to be more compassionate (with themselves and others), wants to connect to people in deeper ways, or who have been affected by mental illness in their own lives, or those they care about.

 

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the lively show: intentions, values, and meaning with noah kagan

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Today I’ve got a special guest on The Lively Show that you may not be familiar with, Noah Kagan.

He’s a taco loving, introspective, completely open, Austin-based entrepreneur who is well known for founding AppSumo.com and his early involvement in Facebook (he was employee #30).

He also shares great business insights and life hacks on his blog, OkDork.com.

In this week’s show, we’re having a “lively” conversation (I don’t often throw that term around, but it’s true) about intentions, meaning, and values.

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the lively show: optimizing perfectionism with erin gates

TheLivelyShowWithErinGatesToday’s show is a huge honor for me!

I’ve been a big fan of Erin Gates of Elements Of Style for many years and I have loved reading her blog and learning from her as a designer and following her life and career.

In this episode we talk about her exceptional career path and book deal.

But our main topic is perfectionism (starting at 18:30) – how Erin has learned to make the most out of it and appreciate it for what it is, rather than fighting to change herself.

This episode is perfect for bloggers, designers, aspiring authors, and anyone who struggles with perfectionism. 

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the lively show: following intuition & break ups with Clara Artschwager

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Good Thursday to you!

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting more and more excited about Thursdays lately because it means I get to share another episode of The Lively Show with you!

Today’s episode is powerful.

I asked Clara of ClaraPersis.com to come on the show not to talk about her social marketing and event company or her lovely lifestyle and food blog (though you should definitely check them out).

Today we are talking about her personal journey with anxiety, ending a relationship, and listening to her intuition.

She was kind enough to share openly in the hopes that her story may connect with others who deal with similar struggles.

Let’s go to the show.

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the lively show: radical self love & disordered eating with gala darling

TheLivelyShowGalaDarlingHappy Thursday and happy Lively Show day!

I’ve got a strategy-focused new episode for you today with Gala Darling talking about radical self love and overcoming disordered eating.

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