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The Balanced Life podcast is a place for honest conversations about what it REALLY looks like to find a sense of balance in the midst of busy lives. Each week I interview women who appear to be "doing it all." We get real and practical to reveal what they DO and perhaps more importantly, what they DON'T do, to find their own unique sense of balance. We talk health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. Tune in to see how others are making it work and gain practical insights on what it means to create a healthy, happy, uniquely balanced life.

The Balanced Life podcast is a place for honest conversations about what it REALLY looks like to find a sense of balance in the midst of busy lives. Each week I interview women who appear to be "doing it all." We get real and practical to reveal what they DO and perhaps more importantly, what they DON'T do, to find their own unique sense of balance. We talk health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. Tune in to see how others are making it work and gain practical insights on what it means to create a healthy, happy, uniquely balanced life.

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United States

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Podcasts

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The Balanced Life podcast is a place for honest conversations about what it REALLY looks like to find a sense of balance in the midst of busy lives. Each week I interview women who appear to be "doing it all." We get real and practical to reveal what they DO and perhaps more importantly, what they DON'T do, to find their own unique sense of balance. We talk health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. Tune in to see how others are making it work and gain practical insights on what it means to create a healthy, happy, uniquely balanced life.

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English


Episodes

36: Does Pilates Work? Real Women, Real Stories

9/16/2020
In this special episode, Robin features stories from Sisterhood members as they share what brought them to the Sisterhood and the abundance of goodness it has brought to their lives. Silvia, Emily, Jamie, Julie, Dana, Bryony, and Lauren all have unique stories and perspectives on what the Sisterhood has done for them. All innately relatable, they discuss the dietary restraints, workout pushbacks, and mental strains they were experiencing before the Sisterhood, but how joining in the...

Duration:00:27:46

35: The Power of Pilates and How You Can Use It to Change Your Life

8/26/2020
Unlike many other forms of exercise, Pilates can be relaxing, quick, and bring fast results. Pilates is a unique type of exercise that is not only powerful, but can reshape your body, how you think, and your relationship with exercise. In this episode, Robin shares how Pilates has helped change her life and how you can use it to change yours. She discusses the various ways Pilates has shifted her day-to-day life off the mat and helped her to manage stress. Join Robin in this episode to learn...

Duration:00:17:06

34: Common Misconceptions about Pilates

8/12/2020
When it comes to working out, we all have preconceived notions that may not be entirely true. In today’s episode, Robin breaks down the most common misconceptions people have about Pilates and reveals the truth behind these notions. She discusses the difference between yoga and Pilates, why Pilates has no physical or gender restraints, and why your Pilates workout should never be “easy”. Whether Pilates is something you already actively practice, or you simply want to learn more, this...

Duration:00:14:38

33: 2020 Goals? It’s Time to Reset and Start Fresh

7/9/2020
While 2020 has brought an array of unanticipated events, we still have the power to harness our visions and direct where we are at the end of the year. In today’s episode, Robin shares her 2020 vision guide and walks us through how to reset and reevaluate our end-of-the-year goals. Taking time to reflect on our values and have compassion for ourselves as we journey through this season is going to be crucial for all of us. Despite facing unconventional times, the power to create the life you...

Duration:00:17:32

32: Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made That Held Me Back from Being the Healthiest Version of Myself

6/17/2020
When it comes to our health, we all have beliefs that may be holding us back from being the healthiest versions of ourselves. Sometimes we have to learn from those mistakes to grow, but sometimes we get an outside perspective so that we don’t have to make the same mistakes. Today, Robin Long shares the biggest mistakes she’s made in her fitness journey that held her back from being the healthiest version of herself. In this episode, she discusses many beliefs she had that proved to not only...

Duration:00:24:32

31: Tina Lifford: Self-Talk, Well-Being, and How Our Thoughts Affect Our Lives

6/10/2020
When we think fitness, we tend to jump to workouts and diets, but mental health is a major and important aspect of fitness. Having a healthy relationship with our thoughts and patterns is the most fundamental step to creating a happier and sustainable lifestyle. Today's guest, Tina Lifford, is not only a critically acclaimed Hollywood actress from Parenthood and Queen Sugar but is also the CEO of the Inner-Fitness Project. The Inner-Fitness Project gives people the strategies and tools they...

Duration:00:48:37

30: A Recipe for Burnout - and How You Can Avoid It

5/20/2020
While many of us are currently staying home and being forced to slow down, it isn’t going to last forever. Learning how to avoid the “go-go-go” in our daily lives is vital to avoid burnout. We’re conditioned to think that more is better, but sometimes it comes at the expense of our health. Today, Robin Long shares how we can prevent reaching this place of burnout and jeopardizing our health and goals. There is an array of simple and achievable habits we can practice in our day-to-day lives...

Duration:00:27:51

29: Laura Tremaine: Beyond the Highlight Reel + The Power of Pilates

5/6/2020
It's the deeper conversations that bring much of the richness to life. Unfortunately, many of us aren't getting to the deeper layers within ourselves because we're too busy trying to keep up, do all the right things, and get everything done. So we end up becoming more superficial, more anxious, and less content, with very little balance in our lives. Today, we're taking a peek behind the scenes in the life of Laura Tremaine. Laura brings a great deal of depth to the online space, with her...

Duration:00:58:29

Bonus: TBL Team: This is How We Work from Home

5/1/2020
Are you also working from home now? If so, how have you been coping with the change? There are so many people working unexpectedly from home at the moment, so today, we decided to create a fun, bonus episode for you, to talk about what it’s like to work from home in the longer-term. Because staying at home can be awesome, but it’s not without its challenges. Listen in today, to hear what Becky, Elizabeth, Jaclyn, Martha, Jordin, and Susan have to share. At The Balanced Life, we work as a...

Duration:00:40:57

28: Balancing Work, Kids, and Self-Care

4/22/2020
Are you coping with working at home and taking care of your kids? And are you finding the time to practice some self-care as well? We all find ourselves in different situations right now. Although there are a lot of similarities with what we’re experiencing, there are a lot of differences too. Some of us have four kids at home, while others don’t have any children. And many of us are working from home now, while others might not be working at all. Today’s episode is both personal and...

Duration:00:38:53

27: Creating Your Optimal Health Routine with April Perry

4/8/2020
We often overcomplicate exercise and eating healthy, but finding a balanced routine that benefits and compliments your individual needs doesn’t have to be difficult. In this conversation, April Perry interviews Robin Long on how to create an optimal health routine and integrating habits that honor your season of life. Robin discusses how to build strength in all areas of life by using small wins to motivate and build confidence, as well as many other tips you can implement into your own...

Duration:00:52:11

26: Hitha Palepu: Resetting Expectations & Cultivating Your Village

3/25/2020
When juggling life, parenthood, and a career, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by daily tasks, media, and self-expectations. In today’s interview with Hitha Palepu, a mother, blogger, entrepreneur, and author, she shares how she finds balance in her daily tasks through establishing productive morning habits, resetting self-expectations, and consuming media without letting it control her emotions. She also discusses what it means to be an active angel investor and how you can get involved. Join...

Duration:00:52:06

25: Do the Things You Need to Do

3/16/2020
Being your healthiest, happiest, and strongest self doesn’t have to be complicated. When approaching our goals, we often look at what we want as “too big” before we even break it down into little steps. Truth is, we don’t have to make huge life shifts in order to feel the way we want to. In today’s episode, Robin Long discusses how you can do the things you need to do in order to feel the way you want to in a simple and applicable way. Join Robin in this episode to learn how you can break...

Duration:00:13:29

24: Simple Hacks to Make It Easy to Stick to Your Workouts

2/26/2020
Whether it’s a busy, stressful, light, or slow season of life for you, we all have things we’re juggling. Often times, our relationship with food and fitness are the first things to take a hit when trying to balance everything we have on our plates. In this episode, Robin Long shares her top tips to help you stay consistent and relieve the pressure of perfectionism. Robin talks about being realistic with your goals in a way that will set you up for success. Join Robin in this motivating...

Duration:00:23:20

23: Kat Harris: Managing Anxiety, Being Vulnerable, and Pursuing Friendships

2/12/2020
What’s meant to be will always find you, with a lot of hard work, effort, and showing up. When it comes to finding your career, friends, or romance, sometimes you have to take initiative and put yourself out there. Kat Harris, full-time photographer and founder of the Refined Woman, is the poster-child for this philosophy. In this conversation with Robin Long, she shares how showing up in uncertainty has not only helped her find her purpose and career but built a community of friends and...

Duration:01:02:35

22: You Can’t Change Your Habits Until You Change THIS!

1/29/2020
Whether setting goals is your best friend or worst enemy, we all have ambitions and aspirations for the type of person we want to be. The only thing that has to change in order for us to reach those goals, is ourselves. Our identity has a major influence on the choices and actions we make in day-to-day life, so what if we just started perceiving ourselves as if we were already the person we want to be? Sounds a lot easier said than done, but in this episode, Robin Long unveils practical...

Duration:00:29:07

21: Shunta Grant: What Does Your Best Look Like Today

1/15/2020
We often feel limited to follow one dream, one lifestyle, or one career path, but Shunta Grant is a vibrant example of why that doesn’t have to be the case. As Shunta likes to say, she wears many shoes, and she wears them well! Shunta is a mother, business owner, host of the Business and Joy podcast, and still manages to fit life between it all. In this episode, she shares how she’s structured her day-to-day life in a way that rejuvenates and fulfills her purpose as opposed to burning her...

Duration:00:48:54

20: 2020 Vision Guide: How to Create Your Healthiest & Most Fulfilling Year Yet

1/2/2020
Looking towards a new year has us all evaluating where we were last year, where we are now, where we want to be, but most importantly, how we’re going to get there. Today, Robin Long shares her vision for the 2020 season of The Balanced Life, her evaluation process for moving forward, and how you can use her guide to create a clear vision for yourself in 2020. Robin talks about how to use self-reflection as a tool for growth and the importance of taking time to set yourself up for...

Duration:00:17:59

19: Q&A with my Husband: Marriage, Health & Family Balance

10/9/2019
This week’s interview is with highly anticipated and requested guest, Matt Long. Matt Long is husband and other half to Robin’s balanced life. In this episode, Matt and Robin share how they balance health, marriage, and kids during this season of life. They discuss roles they’ve had to take on, along with how they make gradual changes in order to support their family’s needs. Join this dynamic duo in this authentic conversation about how to lean into current seasons, along with how to make...

Duration:00:54:45

18: Natalie Taylor: Focusing on your Core Values While Creating Margin and Slowing Down

9/25/2019
Finances play a huge role in our day-to-day life and where we choose to focus our money is important. Today’s guest, Natalie Taylor, is a financial planner who emphasizes how to spend money and live life in a way that aligns with your core values. Natalie shares how she transitioned from life in corporate to work from home, the struggles that can often accompany those transitions, and the fulfillment she’s found in her journey. She also talks about how to build margins into your day in order...

Duration:01:03:31