Pod #45 - Melissa Garner; Meditation & Mindfulness

guest podcast Nov 01, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) Melissa pulled her neck while brushing her hair, and had to go to some extreme measures to address the pain. Inspired Action Be grateful for what your body can do, and don’t take the small things for granted.

Major Topic: Mindfulness Melissa Garner is an expert in mindfulness and meditation and tells us how a mindfulness practice can help us to reach our goals, train our brains, decrease stress and get an overall boost in wellness that can last a lifetime.

Try This: Let the absolute last thing you consciously think about before bed be a thought of a pleasant, happy, or relaxing place, and of you reaching your goals. A mental vacation and inspiring notion before bed can promote better sleep.

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Pod #44 - Sarah Mowery; Very Serious

guest podcast Oct 25, 2017

Brilliant Moment of the Week Angela found a deliciious surprise growing in her front yard!

Major Topic: Very Serious Sarah shares the story behind her new writing project, and talks about how we can all feel more connected to each other by simply looking around.

Try This: Go explore a new place in your neighborhood. Don’t do any research beforehand, just walk into a place that intrigues you, introduce yourself, and learn something new about the people and places that surround you.

Sarah SHOUT out Deep Ellum Art Co. is helping revitalize the neighborhood while still honoring its history and tradition of embracing the creative and the unus

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Pod #43 - Denaye Barahona; Parenting Like a Minimalist

guest podcast Oct 18, 2017

Major Topic: Parenting Like a Minimalist Denaye Barahona has created a community around the idea that parenting doesn’t have to be so complicated. We discuss how doing less can often lead to more when it comes to life with kids.

Try This: Take a step back from your kids, and let them take risks.

Angela SHOUT out to all the parents in the world doin’ the best they can. It really is the most important job in the world.

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Pod #42 - Tiffany Syfan, Part 2; Conscious & Mindful Eating

guest nutrition podcast Oct 11, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) Tiff had a nail in her tire (again), and learned that sometimes when it rains it pours.

Major Topic: Conscious & Mindful Eating Nutritionist, fitness instructor, and personal trainer Tiffany Syvan walks us through how we can use mindfulness to develop a healthier relationship with food.

Try These: Integrate one of the following into the way you eat daily: Honor Your Food, Use All of Your Senses, Practice Portion Control, Savor Smaller Bites (and actually chew), Eat Slowly, and Don’t Skip Meals

Tiff SHOUT out to a restaurant in Dallas that gives you a healthy portion of healthy yummy food in a comfy setting, Kozy Kitchen.

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  • Follow Tiffany on Instagram @tiffany_ess_
  • Check out the book Tiffany mentioned about mindful eating and read for yourself more about the science behind it Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
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Pod #41 - Tiffany Syfan; Intuitive Eating

guest podcast Oct 04, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (5/5) In a moment of ultimate suck, Tiffany discovered a leak in the roof of her newly remodeled house. Inspired Action Even through the ultimately sucky, be kind to others and grateful for what is good.

Major Topic: Intuitive Eating Nutritionist, fitness instructor, and personal trainer Tiffany Syvan guides us in getting back to our primal instincts, listening to our bodies’ signals, and eating intuitively for our holistic health.

Try This: Identify what type of eater you generally are (Chaotic, External, Mindless, Clean Your Plate), and, in a non-judgmental way, set goals to create a healthier relationship with food. No diets or crazy restrictions allowed!

Tiffany SHOUT out Stocks and Bondy is at the Dallas Farmers Market selling some amazing bone broth Tiffany can’t get enough of.

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Pod #40 - Kellie Lin Knott; Essential Creativity

guest podcast Sep 27, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (3/5) Everything that could happen to keep Kellie Lin from making her flight and traveling safely happened. Inspired Action No matter how prepared you are, you have no control over the circumstances or what may happen unexpectedly. Stay calm, and rationally act instead of reacting.

Major Topic: Creativity It exists in everything we do and can bring new perspective to our lives. Kellie Lin tells us how we can induce creativity, find it in every scenario, and use it to lower stress.

Try This: Choose a (natural, non-toxic) scent you love and use it to reprogram a new way of being or new habit into your system. Use that scent when you want to get into a creative mindset.

Kellie Lin SHOUT out to Susan Werner, a woman who takes on the unknown, immerses herself in new things, and allows creativity to happen.

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  • Curious about essential oils and how you can use them? Visit doTERRA to learn more!
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Pod #39 - Jeanine Donofrio; Love & Lemons

guest podcast Sep 20, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (1/5) Jeanine splashed some spicy sauce right in her eye. Ow. Inspired Action Slow down, and take life one thing at a time.

Major Topic: Love & Lemons Jeanine Denofrio’s stunning food blog started as a relaxing after-work hobby. Now, she has a best-selling cookbook of the same name and great advice for anyone looking to pursue a creative project with more fire.

Try This: You know that project you’ve been wanting to start forever… the one that’s been sitting in the back of your mind but you haven’t quite gotten to? Do it. Just sit down, and start. Anywhere.

Angela SHOUT out Local farmers are the best. Take a look around your neighborhood or city to find the farmers markets and other opportunities to shop local. It’s good for your health and for your community!

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Pod #38 - Sarah Saves $

guest podcast Sep 13, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (3/5) This week’s sucky moment could be the plot of a new Judd Apatow movie called “40th Birthday Party”: Scarves burn. Blowout appointments are canceled. It’s frustrating and hilarious. Inspired Action Enjoy the moment! Look around and see what you have to be grateful for, cause we bet it’s a lot.

Major Topic: Spending Fast In an effort to save money for her planned thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018, Sarah is taking on an extreme money-saving method called the Spending Fast.

Try This: Create your “Needs and Wants” list, a list of all the things you could and do spend money on, categorized into “Needs” and “Wants”. Be honest with yourself (a glass of wine at the airport is not a need 😉). Keep a copy of the list with you everywhere you go, and stick to needs-ONLY spending for one week.

Sarah and Cam taking a siesta to hide out from the rain.

Sarah SHOUT out Cameron was the most fun, practical,...

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Pod #37 - Megan Lyons; Nutrition Made Easiest

guest nutrition podcast Sep 06, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (1/5) Megan wasn’t a fan on the traffic on her way from Dallas to Austin. Inspired Action Don’t sweat the things you can’t control. It could always be worse.

Major Topic: Nutrition Megan Lyons, health coach and best-selling author, inspires her clients to feel their healthiest and happiness with her simple approach to wellness. This week, she’ll share some of her best tips for healthy eating made easiest.

Try This: Either 1) Eat a veggie pack as your snack, 2) Calculate your water intake and drink that amount for the week, or 3) think about your macronutrient balance and see if you can mix up your usual meals with some fat, protein, and carbohydrate variety. Or be a rock star and do all 3 💪🏼

Megan SHOUT out 100 times over to her clients for staying focused and motivated throughout the summer, when many people tend to lose track of their health.

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Pod #36 - Stacks on Stacks

declutter podcast Aug 30, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (3/5) Poor preggo Nicole locked herself of car and home. Inspired Action Don’t panic.

Ask Coach AWags + Major Topic: Paper A listener wants to know how to cut back on how much paper she keeps around the house. But how do you know which papers are important to keep and which are cool to toss? Angela and Nicole talk about how to cut back on paper as well as fun ways to reuse it.

Try This: Go through your file cabinet or wherever you keep your papers “organized” and get rid of everything you can. It’s liberating, trust us.

Angela SHOUT out to the guy helping Angela fix her jaw issues, Dr. Riggs!

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  • Marie Kondo has an extreme take on removing paper from your life, which you can read in her first and second books about decluttering
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