Pod #56 - How to Hygge; Enjoying Simple Pleasures

podcast simplify Mar 21, 2018

Sucky Moment of the Week (2/5) Nicole’s pleasant stroll with Fiona and the doggies took a messy turn when baby and dog body fluids happened ALL at once in full view of the neighbor. Inspired Action Remind yourself: It’s really not that bad.

Major Topic: Making Time For Simple Pleasures This week we borrow some knowledge from our Danish friends and learn a new word: Hygge. It’s all about making time to enjoy the little things that bring us joy.

Try This Shut off all the lights and eat dinner by candlelight one day this week.

Nicole SHOUT out to her new neighbor, Frida, who baked banana bread and brought it over. Small town hospitality reminds us to slow down and enjoy the little things.

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Pod #53 - Clutter Cleanse, Part 2

podcast simplify Feb 14, 2018

Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) Angela’s Friday morning consisted of a FULL 30 minutes of just getting the kids to put their coats on. They are at that stage where they listen to nothingInspired Action Prep as much as you can the night before so that by the time you wake up, everything is out and ready to go.

Simplicity Tip (New Segment!) Horizontal spaces – flats spaces like countertops, desks, and tables – are a common trigger for stress when they get messy. This week, go through your house or office and notice where you see piles of clutter that consistently stress you out. Start your declutter journey there. Designate a home for each of your items – a place where it will live from here on out.

Major Topic: Decluttering Your Spaces, Part 2 Angela and Nicole dive even deeper into how we can add more joy and freedom to our lives by keeping only what we love and need. They share specific ideas for how to stop the...

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Pod #8 - Cherish the Memories

podcast simplify Feb 08, 2017

Major Topic: Decluttering (cont’d) Nicole has taken her obsession with decluttering and minimalism to “the crazy level”, as Vic would say, and her closet now consists of nothing but her absolute favorite things.

Sucky Moment of the Week (5/5) Angela’s cat and partner in life, Bella, passed away after 19 years together. Inspired Action Cherish the memories, and take the time you truly need to grieve loved ones lost.

Try This! Pick a random act of kindness that inspires you, and do it this week!

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Pod #7 - Dishes, Decluttering, and Dancing!

podcast simplify Feb 01, 2017

Sucky Moment of the Week (1/5) Caleb’s habit of leaving dirty dishes in the sink was driving Nicole bananas and causing unnecessary tension. Inspired Action Google it! If you have a problem, odds are someone else has had it before and has a great solution that will eliminate the need for an argument. 

Major Topic: Decluttering If, somehow, you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo’s method of tidying, get ready to have your drawers, dressers, closets and whole world changed! Angela talks about this decluttering method that gave her permission to get rid of all the things except those that spark joy.

Try This! Do a shoe purge by laying all of your shoes out in one space, sorting them into categories, try them on, and get rid of the ones that no longer spark joy.

Nicole SHOUT out Nicole’s entire day was brightened when she joined one of her yogi students in a spontaneous dance party. Shout out to Christopher and the ...

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