the lively show: radical change & finding your bliss with danielle moss


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Today’s episode is a heartfelt chat with a good friend of mine and someone you may have heard of already… Danielle Moss, co-founder of The Everygirl!

She’s dishing honestly about the deep unhappiness she felt in her life up until a month before her 28th birthday that led to a radical change that later inspired The Everygirl.

We’re also talking about her shift in perspective going from her 20’s to her 30’s and how she’s handling dating as a 31-year-old.

This show packs a whole lotta goodness and feels like you are sitting down chatting right along with us.

If you are feeling like something is missing in your life, if it’s time to make a change, or if you are single this show is for you!




  • Why Danielle’s unhappiness from being in a bad relationship and living at home a month before her 28th birthday led to a life changing decision.
  • How the inspiration for the Everygirl came from her own struggles in her 20’s.
  • Why finding cross fit changed her life — plus the key traits to look for when finding your own bliss.
  • The priority shifts that happen between your 20’s and 30’s.
  • How Danielle overcomes overwhelm and stresses less.
  • Danielle talks openly about her thoughts on being single at 31.
  • What Danielle would tell someone just starting out. 




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Question of the Day


Have you made a radical shift in your own life that changed your life forever?

If so, please share in the comments below!


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  1. Freckles

    I lived in CNY for 22 years and then in January moved down to New York City to attend FIT, only to realize that I can do the same thing cheaper and stay with my fiancé who lives in Buffalo. So two weeks into being down in New York, I packed up my stuff yet again and currently live in Buffalo with my fiancé. I already have a BA in International Studies and I’m starting my online classes for FIT in the fall. That big move made me realize where I should be and where I would be happiest. I totally related to this podcast and it’s nice to hear someone who kind of picked herself up (no Prince Charming necessary).

    1. So lovely! Bravo, Freckles! I’m happy you found your bliss and made the move that went along with it.

      (PS- Can I say how much I love the pen name Freckles? I have freckles, too!)

  2. Jenna

    These interviews are great! I love listening to so many of my favorite local bloggers share their stories. Keep them coming 🙂

  3. Enjoyed listening while I created some graphics for a new promo! Like Danielle, I reached a point in life when I had to make a pretty radical change.

    My best friend was dating a dude online who lived states away and after they dated for sometime she decided that she was going to move 500 miles away to be with him. I was in long-term relationship at the time that I felt wasn’t going anywhere so when she told me about this idea and the place he lived, I decided that I wanted to tag along, too. Mind you, I had never lived anywhere else other than the city I grew up in so it was a pretty big stretch for me to move to a new city sight-unseen! After making our plans, finding a sublet, and having a yard sale, we packed up and came to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, NC!

    To make a long story short, I ended up falling in L-O-V-E with this mountain town that I now call home and I can’t imagine living anywhere else! My BFF ended up moving back home after two months while I decided to stay. It’s been 9 years since I moved here! I’m so grateful that I was lead here because I never felt like I could call a place home until I moved here. As a kid, I moved around so much (in the city I lived in) and went to many, many different schools so being a part of this amazing, locally-minded community is something I am so very thankful for!

    Wow! Got a little emotional reliving that story! What a long way I have come since then! Thank you for sharing your journey, Danielle, and thank you for bringing this interview to your blog, Jess!


    1. Jessica, this is a great story, thank you for sharing! I just got goosebumps reading it! : ) I’m glad you found your bliss.

  4. Lauren

    Thank you for sharing your story and being so open, Danielle. So many of us can relate.

  5. That is so great to hear, Heather! I’m happy to know that despite the hardship you faced at school, you persevered and did what you knew was right for you, even when it seemed hard.

    Bravo and cheers to continued fulfillment and joy!

  6. Not only did I love the interview, but I’m loving reading the comments on this post! It’s so great to hear stories like these. As a single 31-year-old, I could relate to some of what Danielle has gone through. I became majorly depressed in my late 20s, mainly because of the combo of hating my job/not knowing what I wanted/having no social life/living alone. Things shifted when I began my first romantic relationship, got a new job with a much nicer boss, and moved into an apartment with a friend in the city (Portland). A year after that, another major shift happened when I began blogging and connecting with fellow bloggers, and now my life is drastically different than it was 2 years ago. I’m single again, but like Danielle, I have a better idea of what I want and who I am. I’m happy with my life as it is right now, so I’m looking for someone who will become a part of it and add to it. Awesome interview today- inspiring and relateable (but what more can you expect from The Everygirl?).

    1. Thank you so much for sharing, Rachel! Thank you for sharing your journey with us, too!

      I’m glad you liked the episode and I hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Abby Giffin

    Such a great interview! Bravo Danielle for sharing your story! I picked up and moved to Chicago from DC a year ago after feeling a similar sort of stuck and had the same experience of being welcomed with open arms to the city!

    1. That’s so awesome! I am happy to hear Chicago proved, once again, that it’s a friendly city. : )

      Getting through this winter with positive spirits about Chicago proves you are made of tough stuff – especially coming from a warmer climate like DC.

  8. erin

    such a great interview for younger women to hear – the road to living your passion is NOT smooth! you have to be brave and take a leap. love this series! great job jess and danielle! x

  9. Sarolta Hershey

    I love The Everygirl and I love how Danielle takes out the fear of being a “late bloomer”. I found my dream job with 30 and thought I am way behind everyone else, but no, actually I should just be happy about the journey and about watching everything unfold. Even my husband listened along while gaming 🙂

    1. That is wonderful to hear, Sarolta! Thank you for sharing your story and showing another example of how things can blossom for us at any age.. not just in our 20’s. : )

  10. thank you so much for introducing me to Danielle. I learned a ton from this interview and can’t wait to really dig into The Everygirl. Thanks to you both. Inspiring again Jess! You’re picking awesome people for your show. Can’t wait for more.

    1. That is so great to hear, Shalina! : ) I’m glad you now know Danielle and The Everygirl. : )

  11. Stacey B

    This was so inspiring and actually gives me hope that maybe one day I will figure at least part of my life out! I’m still living at home at 25 and I have no clue what I want to do with my life, I constantly feel lost and like my life is going nowhere. It was so nice to her Danielle’s story and for her to be so honest about everything. She is a true inspiration and should be the sort of women young girls look up too!


  12. Katie Johnson

    Loved how honest and open Danielle was in this podcast. Also, loved the way she phrased having kids or not having kids.

    1. That is great to hear, Katie!! I’m glad you liked Danielle’s story and child response.

  13. Cannot explain how much I loved this episode of The Lively Show and how helpful and relateable it was! Thank you, Danielle, and Jess, for your honesty!

  14. Jennifer

    Hi Jess, I’ve been reading your blog for a little while but am just now catching up on your podcasts, and wow… I am the same age as Danielle, and the topics discussed in this interview are ones that so many women in our generation can relate to. From finding the strength to leave a dead-end relationship, to “floundering” in the early years of my career, to having to live with my parents at times in my 20s, I heard much of myself in her story. I am currently at another crossroads with my career, which may involve a move and a major leap of faith, and listening to her advice tonight was so timely. These podcasts are a wonderful addition to your blog and I look forward to more! 🙂

    1. Aw, that is so great to hear, Jennifer! Best wishes with your leap of faith – I have a good feeling about it! ; )

      I’m also happy to hear you are enjoying the podcast as an addition to the blog. : )

  15. I’ve just now listened to this story (a liiitttle behind) and wanted to share my story about how making big changes can yield positive results. After living in my dream city of New York for five years, I moved to London for love in 2012. I still love the person who’s now my husband that I moved here for, but I hated London when I first arrived. The weather, the homesickness, the lack of a supportive community (read: friends) hit me really hard and unexpectedly, and I dealt with this for probably about a year and a half. Luckily, somewhere in that madness I created my blog as a place to channel my creative energy and to connect. I’ve now been in London for almost 2.5 years and have been working as a freelance writer and blogger for a year, and have begun to form a great community around my blog based on my honesty about my struggles and experiences. We’re now planning to head to the States within the next 6 monthsish, and I’ve begun to releft and realized that If I’d stayed in my comfort zone in New York, none of this would have ever happened. I never would’ve learned the things I’ve learned about myself professional or creatively, or learned how important family and community was to me without making this massive change. Thanks for sharing this story – was wonderful to hear Danielle’s journey! #NovelDone

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your radical change journey, too, Hun! Hopefully it helps encourage others who want to take a similar leap of faith in their own lives. : )

      1. My pleasure, lady! Hoping it will as well. Change can be scary sometimes but it’s the only way we grow (so cliche but true). Have a great weekend!

  16. Emily

    I am just now starting to listen to the Lively Show! So far, this has been so true to my heart. After being in a terrible relationship (much like Danielle’s- never physically abusive but just an awful guy), being 23, in a job that gave me no satisfaction or financial freedom, I knew I needed a change. He dumped me (after 3 years, I’d moved to his small Georgia town, gave up everything for him) via text, the day after Christmas- within 24 hours of that text I decided to move to Denver. Best decision I’ve ever made. 30 days later I made the drive in my Honda Civic, with my lab and what belongings I could fit. I am currently getting ready to launch my blog, making a transition in my career to be my own boss in the Real Estate world, and expecting a ring any day now from the absolute love of my life. It was a very radical change and for me- I couldn’t have done anything better for myself. I thank Danielle so much for her honesty and for creating a beautiful life for herself- more young women need that encouragement!!

  17. The other day as I was listening to The Lively Show on my way to CrossFit, it occurred to me that this particular episode radically changed my life two years ago and I should come back and say thank you. Danielle’s mention of CrossFit and how it helped her was the catalyst I needed to make a phone call and try CrossFit for myself. This spurred a change in me to take the time to take better care of my body and health. Within a few months I lost tens of pounds, changed my eating habits, and gained loads of strength and self-confidence. And unexpectedly, it also brought me into community with other amazing and strong women. We had moved across the country earlier that year and I still hadn’t made a single “in person” friend. All of this to say, thank you. Thank you, Jess, for your podcast. Thank you, Danielle, for sharing your story. What you share has meaning and truly has the power to change lives. xoxo

    1. This is amazing to hear, Katie!!! Way to go!!! : ) It’s wonderful to hear all of the changes and Values you’ve brought into your life in this chapter. Bravo!!

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