TLS #46: embracing the unexpected with ali edwards (aliedwards.com)

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Happy Thursday to you!

Today on The Lively Show, I’m talking with Ali Edwards of AliEdwards.com. Ali is a leader in the scrapbooking world, and has reframed what it means to scrapbook, through the lens of telling your life story intentionally.

But our conversation extends far beyond scrapbooking – we cover a gamut of topics centered around what it means to live with the unexpected changes and challenges that come our way throughout our lives.

From Autism to divorce, Ali shares about the peace that comes with “living in the grey” and embracing the fact that life may have a different (even better) plan for us than what we’ve imagined.

This episode is perfect for anyone who struggles (or knows someone who struggles) with all-or-nothing thinking, or who is dealing with an unexpected change in their lives.

 

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TLS Mini Edition: The Role of Love in Our Inbox

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Today I’m sharing about the role of love in our inbox.

This is something I’ve been focusing on in my own life over the past 4-6 weeks, and it’s brought more peace, presence, and joy to the world of email answering – and applies far beyond the inbox as well.

This shift takes virtually no extra time, but changes the whole process of email answering.

 

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the lively show: marriage & taking risks with lara casey (southern weddings & making things happen)

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While recording today’s Lively Show episode with Lara Casey, I got chills listening to her tell her story almost the entire time.

Seriously.

Lara is the Editor-in-Chief of Southern Weddings magazine, founder of Making Things Happen, brand expert, and soon-to-be author with her upcoming book, Make It Happen.

Today she’s sharing openly and honestly about the high – and low – points in her life that have guided her to where (and who) she is today.

This episode is perfect for anyone who is struggling in their marriage or career, or anyone inspired to make big life changes.

 

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10 lessons I learned in my 20’s

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Today is the day before my 30th birthday(!), so I thought it would be fun to reflect on the 10 biggest lessons I learned in my 20’s.

And since last week’s “Mini Edition” of The Lively Show was such a big hit… I decided to share the lessons I’ve learned with you via another Mini Edition of The Lively Show!

I’m sharing the lessons I’ve learned concerning marriage, business, uncertainty, and cultivating a beautiful home. 

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why controlling people doesn’t work (and what to do instead)

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This week I’m writing you from Nashville where I’m speaking at Amber Housely’s AH Inspired retreat. 

But even though I’m away most of this week, I still have a new Lively Show airing on Thursday with Kate Arends, designer and founder of the popular design blog, Wit and Delight.

In the episode, we talk about the urge to try to control the people closest to us.

Below is a personal story that I share in the podcast which taught me a powerful lesson about why controlling people is pointless (and usually results in the opposite of our desired outcome).


 

One day while sitting by the lake in Chicago, I had a spiritual a-ha moment.

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the lively show: shifting direction on social media with caitlin wilson (caitlin wilson design & textiles)

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Before I get to today’s Lively Show guest, I’d like to share two exciting announcements:

# 1. Life With Intention Online registration opens next week!

If you are interested in learning more about the class and getting access to special bonuses, please hop on the special email list here.

# 2. I’m going to be next week’s guest on The Lively Show.

If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the show, please comment below or send me a tweet with your question!


 

Today on The Lively Show I’m talking with Caitlin Wilson, of Caitlin Wilson Design and Caitlin Wilson Textiles.

Caitlin is a talented interior designer with a popular fabric, pillow, and rug line as well as a mom of three little ones living in Portland.

In this episode, we talk about how she manages her priorities with three little ones (one of which is just three weeks old!), a marriage, and her career.

In addition, we discuss how her relationship to social media has changed over the years, particularly now that she has children.

This episode is perfect for interior design buffs, moms juggling careers, or people looking to have a more balanced relationship with social media.
 
 
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the lively show: achieving full life integration with kristoffer carter (this epic life)

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Though every episode of The Lively Show is awesome, if I could only ask you to listen to one episode…

THIS ONE IS IT.

I’m talking with Kristoffer Carter, a father of three, intense meditator, full-time employee, multi-instrumentalist, coach, partner with Jonathan Fields, and force behind This Epic Life.

We talk about how he achieves full life integration with everything on his plate.

This show is about everything, applies to everyone, and is so good I hope you listen twice! 

 

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the lively show: juggling work & motherhood with taylor sterling (the glitter guide)

TheLivelyShow-TaylorSterling Today on The Lively Show we are talking with Taylor Sterling, founder of The Glitter Guide.

The Glitter Guide is well-known for its popular daily lifestyle content, and Taylor’s own life and career often seems just as fascinating as the site itself.

In the show, we are talking with Taylor about her journey with GG and how motherhood has changed things for her personally and professionally now that her little eight-month-old lady, Miss Elodie, has entered her world.

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the lively show: “e-brain,” natural products, & family businesses with kathryn jackson

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Today I’ve got a fresh new Lively Show for you full of actionable life and business ideas!

I’m talking with Kathryn Jackson, the founder of Protect Your Pumps, a product that protects the soles of your high heels, and the co-founder of Essentially Mint, an all natural beauty product line out of Milwaukee.

In this episode, we tackle the topic of online overwhelm, or “e-brain,” as I like to call it. We’ll be talking about what to do when it happens, and how to avoid it in the first place.

We’ll also be talking about how Kathryn’s career has evolved over the years, how natural products have become a big part of her life, and her recommendations for those looking to get more PR for their business or partner with a family member or friend.

This episode is perfect for anyone who struggles at times with online overwhelm, wants to switch to natural products, or runs a business.

 

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the lively show: becoming financially proactive with mary beth storjohann (workable wealth)

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Today on The Lively Show we are getting proactive with our money!

I’m talking with Mary Beth Storjohann, of Workable Wealth, about how we can best use our money in our 20′s, 30′s, and 40′s.

Mary Beth is a financial coach providing accountability to her clients, and has been featured in many major news outlets including The Wall Street JournalForbes, NBC, and MSN Money.

In the show, we discuss how to prepare financially for big life transitions like planning a wedding, buying a home, having a baby, or being self-employed full-time.

Plus, Mary Beth shares her advice for couples who have merged (or not merged) their finances.

This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to become proactive about their money, wants to merge finances with a partner, or is self-employed.

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