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44: Meaningful Holiday Traditions

What traditions truly help you feel the spirit and joy of Christmas? In this episode, we’re chatting about our favorite traditions as kids and what we’re incorporating into our family lives now. We talk about: SHOWNOTES: To check out any links, notes, and details from our conversation today, head to our website at: PATREON: For just $3 you can access Kristin’s Bonus Episode on Creating Success plus many other short actionable bonus...


43: How to Feel Less Frazzled During the Holidays

As wonderful as the holiday season is, it’s easy to slip into overwhelm and stress with all there is to do! In this episode we’re chatting about how to have the exact kind of holiday experience you dream of by simply choosing how you want to feel ahead of time. We talked about: SHOWNOTES: To check out any links, notes, and details from our conversation today, head to our website at: MINI COURSE: Check out our most popular mini course...


42: Finding Clarity in a Noisy World

Have you been feeling like the noise of the world is just so loud that it’s hard to hear yourself think? We’ve been feeling like that too. So we took a break from social media and other distractions we each struggle with and this episode is the result -- what we learned and what we’re doing moving forward to find clarity and quiet in a noisy world. We talked about: “Remember what it is that truly gives us the balance we’re looking for. Responding to those urges for distraction doesn’t give...


41: Choosing To Be Fully Present

Happy Thanksgiving! This week we wanted to share a short and sweet episode on how we can choose to be fully present, especially with our loved ones over the holiday season. We chatted about: “Being present is actually so much simpler than we think. Just be there. Be happy with the people you love. Choosing to be fully present is just that: a choice.” Come Check Out Our Online Shop: We're having a Black Friday Sale from 11/23/18-11/26/18 Get 20% off our mini courses & all our digital...


40: How to Love Difficult Family Members

With the holidays coming up, it seemed like a good time for a little conversation about loving difficult family members because don’t we all deal with this from time to time! It’s just the nature of family life to have some conflict and disagreements, but there’s a lot we can do to minimize the drama and approach it from the perspective of the person we truly want to be. In this episode we cover: MINI COURSE: Check out our new mini course-Developing True Confidence for only $29. Guys it's...


39: Living With More Gratitude In Your Everyday Life

In this episode, we chatted about gratitude and how we can go beyond the sometimes cliche expressions we tend to talk about around Thanksgiving and truly remember everything we’ve been given. We talk about: MINI COURSE: Check out our new mini course - Developing True Confidence for only $29. Guys it's so crazy good! You can find all the info about it in our online shop! P.s. there's even some free stuff in our shop for ya! SHOWNOTES: To check out any links, notes, and details from our...


38: Uncovering Your True Purpose

We all have a specific purpose that we feel drawn to. When we understand what it is and how to cultivate it, we can be our best selves and bring more unique light and goodness into the world! We’re talking about: - How to actually uncover what your purpose is - Why your true purpose is so much more than your current job or role in life - Examples of what we think our own purposes are and how we use that to guide our lives - A sneak peek of the project we’re working on about finding your...


37: Finding Support in Pursuing Our Purpose

In this episode, we had an amazing conversation with Katrina Berg, a painter who shared with us the many ways she finds support as she pursues her work. We also talked about why it’s so important for us to use our creative gifts, which you know we always love talking about! Katrina shared: SHOWNOTES: To check out any links, notes, and details from our conversation today, head to our website at: Katrina's website: PATREON:...


36: Finding Your Creativity

Today’s episode is for anyone who wants to start some kind of creative project but doesn’t know what they want to try. We share a few ideas on how to find something that sparks your inspiration and helps you add some creativity to your life. You’ll hear a list of questions to help you discover what kinds of creative pursuits would excite and inspire you, how to find time to fit it into your life, how to take the first step, and the new creative pursuits we are trying out! SHOWNOTES:To...


35: I'll Be Happy When...

How often have you caught yourself saying, “I’ll just be happy when _______”?? We all find ourselves believing that if only our circumstances were different that we would be happy. But it’s that very sense of discontent and frustration that prevents us from feeling how we want! In this episode, we’re talking about how to find lasting contentment despite circumstances. We share the ways we each find this feeling, including how Kristin found it while experiencing infertility. This episode is...


34: How to Stop Procrastinating Your Dreams

In this episode, we’re diving deep into a conversation about procrastination. It can be such a huge problem for so many of us and hold us back from the things we truly want to accomplish. Laura shares two reasons we procrastinate and how to overcome them both. We each share how we’re working on overcoming the temptation to put off the important stuff -- especially the scary, uncomfortable, big things that will lead us toward accomplishing our goals and dreams. SHOWNOTES: To check out any...


33: Purposeful Time Management

In this episode about purposeful time management, we ask two important questions: 1. What are the most important ways for us to spend our time? 2. How can we protect that time and use it in the most intentional way possible? These answers create the foundation of our priorities and discipline in getting to work. This strategy goes far beyond planners, lists, and apps and has truly helped us learn to get what matters done! SHOWNOTES: To check out any links, notes, and details from our...


32: Being True to Yourself

In this episode we’re talking about being true to yourself, especially when it comes to your art and creativity. It pretty much comes down to this: whatever you do, do it your way! We chat about how you can be true to your own sense of creativity, how to find inspiration outside your normal sources, and why it’s so important to define what it is you want to say with your creative work. We each share how we try to create before consuming content online and what we say to those who worry...


31: The Power of Thoughts

Today’s episode is all about how powerful our thoughts are -- and for the first time EVER, we recorded in person!! We chatted about how thoughts determine feelings and feelings determine actions. So if we want any kind of change in our lives, it all starts with what we’re thinking. Kristin shares how she would have approached her infertility experience if she knew then what she knows now about the power of thoughts and we each share some of the thoughts we consistently redirect to when our...


30: How to Stop Feeling Guilty for Doing What You Love

Do you ever feel guilty for taking time to do what you love? If so, today’s conversation explores some ideas about why we often feel this way and what to do about it! We talk about - Finding a little extra compassion and kindness for yourself - A great list of questions to clarify the thoughts BEHIND the guilt and discover whether guilt is actually the most accurate emotion for the situation - The purpose of guilt in helping us see when we’ve made a mistake and how we can set it aside in...


29: Slow & Simple Living with Ali Middleton

Today we’re chatting with Ali Middleton about living the slow and simple life. We talked about: - How to choose a slower-paced schedule when everything seems to conspire to keep us busy - How to get back on track when things don’t feel peaceful at home (Ali has three specific suggestions!) - How we can cultivate creativity for our kids AND encourage them to have more independent play - Encouraging a culture of reading in our families - Finding time for yourself as a mom and how Ali...


28: The Secret to Accomplishing Big Goals

When it comes to goal-setting, this year has gone pretty well for the two of us and today we’re chatting about why. We share what monthly activity keeps us both on top of our progress for the big things we’re working on, how to stay focused on a simple list of your priorities for the year while also keeping up on the things you’re already doing well, and what the biggest factor is when it comes to moving the needle on making big things happen. SHOWNOTES: To check out any links, notes, and...


27: How To Be a Good Listener

In this episode, we’re talking about how to be a better listener. Everyone really just wants to be heard! We all crave human connection and the understanding of our loved ones so when someone truly listens to us we feel like we matter. Laura shares her ideas about when to offer sympathy versus a solution, how to ask great questions that help people find answers and ideas for themselves, how to remember what people tell you so you can check in on them later, and even how we can get others to...


26: How to Organize Any Area of Your Home

We’re back with another episode about home organization, this time chatting about the four simple steps to organize any area of your home. We covered the overall strategy, a few general tips to keep in mind about decluttering, leaving margin, and finding momentum, then broke it down into two specific examples from listener questions about areas of their home they struggle to get organized. SHOWNOTES: To check out any links, and details from our conversation today, head to our website at:...


25: Bonus Episode! Essentialism with Emily & Erik Orton

We had too much awesome content to fit into one episode this week so we're sharing this extra conversation with you as a little bonus episode! Emily & Erik love the concept of Essentialism from the book by Greg McKeown -- learning to get the right things done and eliminating what isn't essential in our lives. They share how they applied the concepts when they were busy and overwhelmed after returning home from their year living on a sailboat. If you ever find yourself feeling busy but not...