Sucky Moment of the Week (1/5) Nicole and Vic went on a camping trip with a big new tent, but setting up camp didn’t go quite as smoothly as usual. Inspired Action Sometimes you just have to stuff that pride in a pocket, admit when you need help, and listen.
Major Topic: A Complaint Free World We talk about something Angela’s used in her trainings for years – A Complaint Free World – and why we and everyone around us can benefit when we quit complaining (expressing pain, grief, or discontent) and gossiping and start speaking with thought and intention. Nicole sums it up beautifully with this inspiring quotation:
“Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve the silence?” – Sathya Sai Baba
Try This! The (abridged) Complaint Free World Challenge. Try to go one week without complaining or gossiping. Wear a complaint free world bracelet or use any bracelet you already have, and switch it to your other wrist...
Sucky Moment of the Week (1/5) Nicole’s new fur baby, Shiner, literally ate her couch beyond repair, and it wasn’t exactly his fault. The Inspired Action When Nicole and Vic skipped their morning run, Shiner had no choice but to take his pent-up energy out on the couch! Every action has a reaction, and it’s important to be cognizant of how our choices may impact the lives of others — even our pets.
Major Topic: Sleep Angela and Nicole discuss Ariana Huffington’s book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time, and how they’ve seen sleep — and a lack of it — affect their wellbeing in different phases of life.
Try This! As kids, we tend to have rituals surrounding bedtime, but many of us lose those as adults. This week, try this: Turn off all your electronic devices (yes, including your iPhone) at least 30 minutes before you go to sleep. Make this a new part of...
Major Topic: Alarms Nicole explains how her obsession with setting alarms for everything changed the way she managed her time by forcing her to create clear, concise, time-constrained tasks and prioritize her goals.
Sucky Moment of the Week (8-10/10) John’s crazy trip to the emergency room was an 8 to a 10 on the Sucky Scale, depending on who you ask, and we reflect on how important it is to take care of YOU first so that you can take care of others later. Inspired Action Whether it’s scheduling a mammogram or going to see a movie, do something this week to take care of yourself.
Try This! We know the power of leaving a bad review… But what about leaving a good one? This week, try this: Find someone’s day you could make better by calling them out by name and leaving a good review.
Nicole SHOUT Out Nicole and a new employee at Nicole’s favorite Waffle House make each other’s days in a shout-out story of kindness and gratitude.
Welcome to Spark, a mix of happy-hour-style venting and results-based coaching. Spark is a judgment-free space where we’ll chat about the brilliant bits of life, as well as the bits that are a little more sucky. With lightness, laughter, and the belief that there’s no such thing as over sharing, we’ll guide you in finding clear paths out of murky messes and toward discovering inspiration in everyday moments.
Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) Angela and John’s plan for a fun day date is foiled when the side mirror inevitably falls off Angela’s car. Inspired Action Do it NOW. A lot of times, those little annoying things we don’t want to deal with, turn into big annoying things we have to deal with. If you do it now, your future self will thank you.
Major Topic: The Paleo Diet Nicole and Vic have been dedicated practitioners of the Paleo lifestyle for over six years. Nicole gives us a glimpse into the world of...
Sucky Moment of the Week (3/5) Nicole goes to the DMV with Caleb — and remembers why she avoids going to the DMV in person when things take a turn for the extremely frustrating. Inspired Action There are so many things in life that we cannot control, and the key is to accept when something does not go as planned, learn from it, and move on to the next thing. Dwelling on negative moments is nothing but a day ruiner!
Major Topic: Integrity Former Bachelor Sean Lowe’s book got Angela thinking about her response to an incident at Luke’s school and why it’s so important to “sweat the small stuff” when it comes to staying in your integrity.
Try This! What you eat is super important, but what about how you eat it? This week, try this: Put your fork (or handheld food item) down after every bite, and don’t pick it up again until you’ve finished that bite (Spoiler Alert: Nicole...