Pod #25 - Allison Foley; Kindness & Friendship

guest podcast Jun 14, 2017

 Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) Angela was soaked in gasoline on her way to a fancy night out (see pic) Inspired Action Think fast and make it work! #TimGunnMoment

Major Topic: 40 before 40 Allison shares with us about her project to complete 40 acts of kindness before her 40th birthday and shares some ideas about how you can work more kindness into your daily life.


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Pod #24 - Simple Stress Solvers; Meditation and Lavie Love

mindfulness podcast May 31, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (5/5) The order for the studio’s water went awry, and Nicole hit her limit dealing with the fiasco all week. Inspired Action Customer service people are people, too. Even in frustrating situations, watch how and on whom you blow off your steam.

Major Topic: Meditation You’ve heard it works, but are you willing to try it? We discuss the benefits of meditation, unraveling the mysterious misconceptions to reveal a simple solution to many common frustrations.

Try This: Work a five-minute, seated meditation into your day for one week.

Nicole SHOUT out A renewed love of lavender oil has been giving Nicole a beautiful sense of ease.



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Pod #23 - Listen to Your Body + The Deal With Gluten

gluten free podcast May 24, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (5+/5) It’s a #SuckyMomentThrowback to when Angela first discovered her gluten intolerance. Inspired Action Take control of your health. If something seems wrong, listen to your body and take action.

Major Topic: Gluten-Free Eating Angela shares what she’s learned in her years of gluten-free eating.

Try This: For one week, remove one thing from your diet that you think may be aggravating your stomach or causing any sort of adverse health effect.

Nicole SHOUT out Never underestimate the value of a good neighbor, like Nicole’s who closed Vic’s and her garage doors when they’d accidentally been left open.

From the Episode:

  • Read more here about why gluten intolerance is on the rise.


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Pod #22 - Baby Talk, Cat Naps, and Trying the Silly Thing

podcast May 17, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) Nicole’s pregnancy is teaching her the meaning of the word “tired”. Inspired Action A new understanding and empathy for others who experience what she’s experiencing, and developing the compassion for herself to just slow down and take the nap.

Angela SHOUT out to Peri, who came over to burn sage and clear the negative energy from the space, and introduced Angela to reiki.

Try This: Be a YES. Try something that sounds a little silly, “out there”, or uncomfortable to you and allow yourself to open up to something new.

From the Episode:

  • Learn more about Saging here and here, and get some of your own tools here


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Pod #21 - Marie Barrese; Happy Mother's Day!

guest podcast May 10, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (2/5) Our special guest (and Angela’s mamma!), Marie was disappointed when she got to her health club to find that her Zumba class was cancelled. Inspired Action When the unexpected gets in the way of your plans, make the most of a sucky situation and do the next best thing.

Major Topic: Healthy Eating Marie draws on her 11 of experience as a Weight Watchers leader to share some useful tips and tricks for healthy eating and sticking to your health and nutrition goals.

Try This: Batch your days. Plan out what you need to get done, and group tasks that go together. Use your new batched schedule for the whole week and see if it makes a difference in your time.

Spark SHOUT out To our awesome Moms on this Mother’s Day, and every day. We love you!



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Pod #20 - Tracking Progress, Plastic Gold, and Helpful Friends

podcast May 03, 2017

 Sucky Moment of the Week (5+/5) Things have gotten heated with the contractor who took on Angela’s kitchen remodel, and, well, you know what they say about heat and kitchens… Inspired Action Do as much homework and preparation as you can before making a major decision, but know that you can only control and prepare for so much.

Angela SHOUT out to her friend and neighbor, Jessica, who has had her back through Kitchengate 2k17 with her expert knowledge and support and been a great example of how, when times get tough, you’ll see who is really there for you.

Try This: Collect all those old gift cards that have been cluttering up your wallet, purse, bag pockets, and junk drawers, and USE THEM!

From the Episode:

  • Gretchen Rubin gives us some more insight into the strategy of monitoring in her blog post and video
  • Curious about digital fitness trackers? Angela uses the Fitbit Blaze, while Nicole prefers the ...
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Pod #19 - Disrupt, Get Moving, and Eat More Melons

podcast Apr 26, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (3/5) This week we’ve got a #throwback sucky moment to many moons ago when Nicole and Vic took their first ever canoeing adventure as a couple, and it went, well, not great. Inspired Action Learning to work together as a team is a process, and it takes time and practice, but the sticky situations are opportunities to grow together and come out with even better knowledge of yourself and each other.

Major Topic: Automaticity Why is it so hard to break “bad” habits? Often, the behaviors have become so engrained that they are automatic. In the constant effort to do nothing without a clear intention, Angela and Nicole discuss some common (and unwanted) automatic behaviors, and how you can break free by disrupting that automaticity in your daily life. It’s bad habit ANARCHY!!

Try This: Identify a habit that has become automatic for you (think endless Netflix sprees, Oreo binges, purposeless...

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Pod #18 - Yoga, Support, and Empowerment

podcast yoga Apr 19, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) Angela had to miss a weekend of her Teacher Training program after completely losing her voice, and she asked Monika to help in her absence. Inspired Action People want to help, and often, giving them the chance to step up to the plate in a time of need can empower them to grow and take the next step for themselves.

Major Topic: Yoga Angela and Nicole talk all about yoga, and why it’s the bee’s knees.

Try This: Make fruit snacking your new healthy and satisfying habit. Set a mid-morning and mid-afternoon alert on your phone reminding you to snack on a banana, apple, kiwi – any fruit.

Nicole SHOUT out Nicole came home from a long day at work to find that Vic had prepared their entire Blue Apron meal. Thoughtful spouse alert

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Pod #17 - Dr. Erik Gnagy; Habits

guest podcast Apr 12, 2017

Major Topic: Dr. Erik Gnagy, who specializes in behavioral health and sports performance at the University of Texas at Austin, joins Angela as co-host to talk about how habits are created, why “good” habits can often be difficult to stick to, and how to combat the sometimes-natural inclination toward negativity.

Sucky Moment of the Week (5/5) Erik is dealing with the unique disappointment that can only come from one’s favorite team losing a high-stakes sporting event, in this case the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the NCAA Tournament. Inspired Action We get attached to things and ideas, like sports teams and game outcomes, giving their associated emotions power over us. Detach yourself from the situation, take an objective look at what you’re experiencing and label the emotion. A step back can help you realize that it really is just basketball (or whatever).

Angela SHOUT out To old friends and being able...

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Pod #16 - Sarah Returns; Going Herbivore

guest podcast Apr 05, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (3/5) The first attempted version of this episode didn’t turn out and Angela lost her voice, so Nicole and Sarah had to whip up a podcast episode on the fly. Inspired Action Roll with the punches, stay calm, and use an unexpected setback to fuel your creativity in coming up with a solution.

Major Topic: Plant Based Eating Sarah shares her low down on plant-based eating as well as some tips and resources for trying it out.

Try This Go one full work week (Monday through Friday) without eating any food derived from animals. That includes meat, fish and shellfish, dairy products, and eggs (as well as honey if you want to go all out!). See links below for meal ideas and resources!

Sarah SHOUT out MAJOR kudos to the YogaSport Yoga School Teacher Training class of 2017 for showing your commitment and dedication to yourselves and each other this weekend at anatomy training. Soak it all in!

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