Pod #33 - The Four Agreements (Part 1 of 2)

podcast Aug 09, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (5/5) Luke’s having a tough time with the transition to a big boy bed, and the lack of sleep is starting to get to everyone in the fam. Inspired Action Don’t wait until you are in a desperate place. When you need help… get help! Ain’t no shame, people.

Major Topic: The Four Agreements (First and Second) Angela and Nicole discuss the first two sections of The Four Agreements, a set of principles based on Toltec wisdom and presented in the book by don Miguel Ruiz for living a happier life. The first two agreements are 1. Be Impeccable with your Word and 2. Don’t Take Anything Personally.

Try This: Identify a person in your life with whom you might not be in your full integrity, and have a clearing conversation with that person. This is all about being honest and clearing the air, but coming from a place of love and not having any expectations of how the person will respond.

Nicole SHOUT...

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Pod #32 - Bulk Buying Busted, Stopping Snack Attacks

podcast Aug 02, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (5/5) Nicole’s air conditioning was out for three days, and if you’ve ever expierenced a Texas summer, you know that is not cool. Inspired Action When things are heating up around you, keep a cool head and move forward. Complaining does not help the situation.

Major Topic: Bulk Buying Buying in bulk can be super efficient, and coupons can save you money, but, when taken to an extreme level, both can be lead to dangerous shopping habits. We take a closer look at what you’re really getting for your bulk and couponing efforts.

Try This: What’s your most common destination for “bulk” buying? Amazon? Costco? Sam’s Club? Refresh your shopping habits by taking a month off from your #1 place.

Angela SHOUT out Luke and Angela can’t get enough of Fat Straws! This delicious place is local to DFW, but wherever you live go out and find a place to get your healthy...

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Pod #31 - Erica Duran; Luxurious Minimalism

guest podcast Jul 26, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (1/5) Erica missed her flight from Hawaii by a whopping 10 hours. Oops! Inspired Action Find ways to remove potential human error from important situations, like using apps to help keep track of time zone changes and flights.

Major Topic: Living with Less Our special guest, Erica Duran, is a former professional organizer, a minimalist, and a freedom-based luxury lifestyle designer. She clues us in on the difference between organizing and decluttering, and shares how living with less doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort and style.

Try This: Seek out and take advantage of opportunities for help. There are tons of business, lifestyle, and other coaches who offer free introductory sessions. You never know what valuable advice you could get from a 10-minute conversation.

Erica SHOUT out In the midst of all the crazy airline scandal drama in the world, Hawaiian Airlines is keeping it real for their customers and fostering “...

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Pod #30 - Dropping the Screens, Doing Something Scary

podcast Jul 19, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) Angela got irritated with a situation that, it turned out, wasn’t what it seemed. Inspired Action Don’t make assumptions (you know what happens) or judge people based on appearances. You never know what other people are going through.

 A listener is troubled by how much time she and her family spend on their devices. Angela and Nicole tackle the topic of screen time and how we can keep ourselves accountable to decrease it.

 Try This: Do something that scares you.

Nicole SHOUT out to our lovely Spark host, ANGELA! Angela just gets Nicole, dude, and everyone should have that person who knows them on another level.

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Pod #29 - Renée Adams; Memory

guest podcast Jul 12, 2017

 Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) Renée let her frustration get the best of her and took it out on a friend. Inspired Action Be thankful for good friends who are compassionate, and look at the broader perspective of how your actions affect others. If you do something you aren’t proud of, own up to it and move on.

Major Topic: Memory Renée shares some of her knowledge on the topic of memory and how we can use simple exercises to shape a more productive mind.

Try This: The snapshot memory exercise. Throughout your day, take detailed snapshots of 3 moments in your mind. At the end of the day, go back through your moments from the most recent back in time through your memory, remembering as much detail as you can. Do this for two more days, each night going back through the memories from the previous days as well as the new snapshots from that day. See Renée’s graphic below, cause we know that gets a little confusing.


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Pod #28 - Summer Lovin'

podcast summer Jul 05, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (3/5) Nicole went to her first birthing class and got all kinds of freaked out by her newfound, up-close-and-personal knowledge of certain elements of the process. Inspired Action Focus on what’s happening right now. Don’t waste time or energy being anxious about what’s going to happen in the future and let it get in the way of enjoying the present.

Major Topic: Summer! Angela and Nicole share their favorite memories of summer, as well as some tips on fun ways to embrace the heat and make the most of the season.

Try This: Re-create a fun summer event from when you were younger. Share your pics on social media and use #summersparkle to share your summer moments with us and possibly get featured on the show.

Angela SHOUT out Angela throws one out to popsicles – delicious summer joy on a stick!

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Pod #27 - Kian Hervey; Happier at Work

guest podcast Jun 28, 2017


Sucky Moment of the Week (3/5) Kian is moving in August, and selling furniture online is no walk in the park. Inspired Action Shop smart in the first place, but when moving, take it with you or give it away.

Major Topic: Happier at Work Kian discusses how we can all be happier at work by seeing our job as more than just a job as well as using your work to support your passions. 

Try This: Set a career goal for what you want to have achieved or worked toward 10 years from now.

Kian SHOUT out Kiara, Kian’s twin sister, is moving to California. Big kudos for pursuing your dreams and following what makes you happy!

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  • You can find more resources on professional happiness on the Forty Magazine website and by following along on social media, or email Kian at [email protected] with questions
  • Useful website for anyone looking to donate furniture in the DFW area
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Pod #26 - The Languages of Love

love podcast Jun 21, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (3/5) Baby Z stripped down and left mama a little unwanted surprise. Inspired Action When something crappy happens “to you,” put yourself in the other person’s shoes, cause it might be pretty crappy for them, too!

Major Topic: Love Languages Ever heard someone talk about what their “love language” is and wondered what they’re talking about? We’re discussing the framework of the 5 Love Languages, what each one is about, and how we can use them to better understand and even improve our relationships.

Nicole SHOUT out Nicole shares some sisterly love.

Try This: We have a #treatyoself Try This, with some very relaxing and refreshing home spa fun.


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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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