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TLS #183: Your questions answered: Flow vs. Values, travel safety, & “shoulding”  

In today’s Lively Show we are switching things up a bit and doing the December Q+A episode on a Thursday, and I’ve got another, shorter episode planned for next Tuesday. In this month’s slew of questions we are covering a lot of ground including... my favorite apps to keep my team + business running smoothly, how I stay safe while traveling solo, which personal development teachers to learn from, and much more. This episode is perfect for anyone wanting to hear a mix of topics including business, spirituality, traveling solo, and dropping the “shoulds.”   [Tweet "“The more in alignment we are with our intuition in this moment, the better and more naturally and fluidly the flow will follow from there." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Avoiding emotion is not useful." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“What we resist persists." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   I would love to hear about your time in Cape Town. What have you loved about it? How much time would you recommend a first time visitor to spend there? What’s your stance or practice on New Year's resolutions? How has the food and drink culture been while in Cape Town? What your thoughts are about looking back at choices and decisions we have made in the past to help evaluate or take stock on where we are in the present, or can our past be useful to our intuition as a means of moving forward in flow. How are you doing the podcast from all these places? Do you just find the most quiet part of the house you are staying at? Do you bring your microphone with you? What advise can you give for a person to go with the flow on a one-week international trip without being taken over by jet lag? Would you recommend giving in to the urge to sleep in or do you have any strategies you use to get yourself in-tune with your location’s time zone? Do you still have to-do lists, even though you are join with the flow? How do you organize them? Other than Freshbooks, how do you keep your business organized? How do you train and work with someone to answer emails etc while still be true to your voice and brand? Do you use virtual assistants? What programs do you use for your current and upcoming projects? What tips do you have for solo female travelers to be safe and less vulnerable when you are alone in a different country? What’s your perspective on the subject that humans need to feel the full range of emotions to be fully functional human beings? Can we exist as humans and not attach to our suffering? Doesn’t our suffering act as a beacon to help us determine if we are not comfortable with things or we need to work them through? What’s the one experience you miss from being home and what do you do to feel comfort in it’s place? What to do when you have to accomplish something that you are feeling resistance to it? Can you give us some framework with some guiding questions on how to begin writing to your intuition? How to find teachings, especially the esoteric teachers, that resonate with you? How do you quiet your ego when you are first starting out with ego vs intuition? Is there a specific place that you learned about podcasting, especially developing narratives for the episodes? Any tips on how to bring more feminine energy to work and interactions with others? How do you beat your gremlins? Are constant “shouding” reminders needed or is it stopping flow from happening? How have you been feeling hormonally since embracing Alisa’s advice from a past podcast? Do you recall your first experience writing to your intuition? What would be your best tips for meeting up with people and feeling safe and finding things to do while traveling alone in Cape Town? Can you talk more about how living intentionally vs flowing work together?   SHOW NOTES   TLS #182: November Favorites FourSquare App

TLS #182: November favorites: workout gear, backpack, videos & more  

Today I’m bringing back the monthly favorites episode! I haven’t done one in a while, so this episode will be covering favorites from this month as well as September and October. I’ll be sharing a range of items including my new favorite chocolate, workout gear, thought provoking video, my favorite holiday movie, new travel destination, helpful book on hormonal health, and things that I’ve found helpful for my recent bout of acne. This episode is perfect for anyone who is interested in hearing about a mix of favorite books, videos, products, acne reducers, and clothing items.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What I'm doing in Cape Town, South Africa. Why I'm so happy that The Lively Show has surpassed 5 million downloads! I share my favorite items I use daily and when I'm traveling. I tell you what my new favorite destination is and why.   SHOW NOTES   Honest - Bittersweet Orange Dark Chocolate White Christmas Movie The Holiday - Movie Everlane Crew Neck Sweater Witchery - Black Gladiator Sandals Witchery - Blush Print Scarf Cotton:On - Workout Clothes Strappy Sports Bra by Cotton:On Hershel bags - Settlement Backpack Everything is Spiritual by Rob Bell Period Repair Manual TLS with with Alisa Vitti (flo living) DIM - Accumax Skin Salvation in San Fransisco  DivaCup TLS #89: with Bea Johnson (zero waste home)     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #181: The counter-intuitive way to thrive in all areas of live with Jonathan Fields  

Today’s Lively Show is a wonderful conversation with author and podcast host, Jonathan Fields. Good Life Project, Jonathan’s podcast, is a wonderful show with incredible guests. And in case you’re interested, I’ve also been fortunate to have been on the show recently talking about masculine and feminine energy as well. In Jonathan’s newest book, How To Live a Good Life, is a deep dive into one of the most profound insights I’ve come across in the 2.5 years I’ve been hosting TLS. In today’s episode, we are going into a wide range of subjects including how to thrive in every area of your life - in a way that seems initially counterintuitive (which is why so many of us, including myself, have fallen into the trap that is in direct contrast to this principle). This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn about a powerful and simple principle that allows you to thrive in all areas of your life, particularly when you feel burned out.     [Tweet "“You’re a part of something bigger." - @jonathanfields"] [Tweet "“Mindfulness really happens not when you sit down to meditate but when you stands up to live." - @jonathanfields"] [Tweet "“Pay attention to the way you do things because it matters." - @jonathanfields"] [Tweet "“When we belong, everything gets better." - @jonathanfields"] [Tweet "“Know yourself and exalt being intentional" - @jonathanfields"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   He discuss what “living a good life” is how important it is to him to be present in the life of his wife and daughter. Jonathan explains his 3 buckets philosophy which is contribution, connection, and vitality. He tells us that Vitality is about optimizing your state of mind and body. Jonathan mentions that cultivating deep and meaningful relationships is important to the connection bucket. He explains how the contribution bucket is all about how you contribute to the world and how that interacts with you and the world as a whole. Jonathan discuss the three basic “laws” or rules of the 3 buckets since they need to be in harmony with each other to be effective. He discusses how cultivating awareness is the metaskill that flips the switch from being reactive to being intentional. Jonathan talks about the difference between “mindful” vs “mindfull.” He’s mentions the four different types of love and that it ok not to have all four types to fill our connection bucket. Jonathan speaks about the power of belonging and why it’s so vital. He describes the contribution bucket and how it’s the work we do in the world, whether or not it’s our job, career or something else. Jonathan goes over the “Ripple Not Thinking Wave” effect. He describes in detail about the word "generative" and it really means the state that everything falls into perfect alignment. Jonathan talks about Seeded Mindfulness Meditation and why it's about allowing and releasing.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #163: Alignment Before Action TLS #178: 10 Mindfulness Lessons from a retreat with Eckhart Tolle Ellen Langer TLS #101: Lewis Howes  TLS with  Kristoffer Carter Insight Timer App The Good Life Podcast with Milton Glaser TLS #179: with Adam Braun Abraham Hicks     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #180: The Good News: Why our “suffering” only exists in the past with Byron Katie  

Today’s Lively Show is a HUGE honor for me to share with you. When I think of “dream guests” I would like to have on the show, author and spiritual teacher, Byron Katie, is one of the guests at the tippy top of that list. Byron Katie is an author of several books including my favorite, Loving What Is, and has created a simple, effective four question inquiry to help dissolve any ego suffering or resistance on any topic in life, which she calls The Work.   I’ve personally used The Work myself over the past five or so years on my own suffering and issues that my coaching clients have faced. In today’s episode, Byron Katie will be sharing how you can use this process in your own life and so much more. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about presence, consciousness, and how to release psychological suffering on any subject.     [Tweet "“We are unlimited." - @ByronKatie"] [Tweet "“Self realization, until it’s lives, has no power." - @ByronKatie"] [Tweet "“I am the projector of my world." - @ByronKatie"] [Tweet "“Know yourself." - @ByronKatie"] [Tweet "“It’s the truth that will set us free." - @ByronKatie"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Byron tells us how depression and self-loathing brought her to where she is today as a spiritual guide and teacher. She believes that the greatest teacher we have in our lives is our own wisdom. Byron talks about her four question inquiry and how that leads to freedom from suffering in life. She shows us that by understanding ourselves, we can understand others. Byron thinks that presence is pleasure, p since there is no suffering involved. She believes we are the cause of all our suffering and that physical pain is either remembered or anticipated. Byron mentions that if you understand the past you won’t have to worry about the future because it is understood. She discusses the concept of thinking about the future and how acting on it and having the mind and body can move as one to your intention. Byron tells us the importance of trusting oneself and why it is so important. She tells us how our identity can be lost when we question our minds.   SHOW NOTES   Eckhart Tolle Judge Your Neighbor worksheet No-Body Intensive Workshop     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #179: Creating a “for purpose” Business & the new Lively School in Ghana(!) with Adam Braun  

Today is a BIG day! Not only do we have a wonderful new Lively Show episode for you, I’m also on my way to go see the new elementary school that is built in Ghana thanks to you -- the Lively Community! 687 days ago, I committed to donating 10% of Jess Lively Creative Inc. revenue to Pencils of Promise to build elementary schools in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos. The first school has been fully funded and the build is at or near completion - so I’m heading over to check it out firsthand(!) with the Pencils of Promise team. In honor of this amazing milestone, Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise, is on the show today sharing about how he began this ‘for purpose’ organization with just $25 -- and has since built 363 schools worldwide. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about building a ‘for purpose’ business, or for anyone that wants to uplift others in the world - yet may feel like they don’t have enough resources right now to do so.   [Tweet "“You have a distinct purpose in being here." - @AdamBraun"] [Tweet "“Anything is possible." - @AdamBraun"] [Tweet "“True self discovery begins where our comfort zone ends." - @AdamBraun"] [Tweet "“If your dreams don’t scare you then they are not big enough." - @EllenJohnSir"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Adam tells us about his childhood upbringing growing up in Connecticut and how he was influenced in the financial sector. He shares his experiences at Brown University, especially questioning his personal beliefs and how it shaped his current path. He talks about his Jewish heritage, his college experience and questioning religion led him to figure out not just what he was in the world but who he wanted to be. Adam describes what “for purpose” company is to him versus the stereotype usage of a non-profit company. He discusses how the purpose of the organization drives it in today's business culture. Adam tells us what he thinks is the mindset we need to have in order to affect the most people in the world. He talks about his next impending path in his life journey becoming a father to twins.   SHOW NOTES   TLS #174: The words I’m using Adam Bruan on Smart Passive Income Show (Pat Flynn) MissionU.com     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #178: 10 mindfulness lessons from a retreat with eckhart tolle  

Two weeks ago, I spent a week in Costa Rica at a Deepening Presence retreat with Eckhart Tolle, the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. I deeply loved the chance to spend so much time with someone who has such a strong connection to intuition/source on a daily basis. And today, I’m sharing 10 lessons that I took from the teachings which you can benefit from as well! This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about mindfulness, ego, or is a big fan of Eckhart Tolle’s wisdom.     [Tweet "“The past no longer matters." - @EckhartTolle"] [Tweet "“We can use thought without it using us." - @EckhartTolle"] [Tweet "“Action with pure presence is enlightenment. " - @EckhartTolle"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   We are like a bamboo flute - when we are clear and free of ego resistance, the universe can work (or flow) through us easily. What are the positive and negative aspects of Christianity and Buddhism. Why Eckhart believes that thinking  is the biggest addiction in the world. How presence and stillness moves towards presence in motion (or presence in action). What the Fartleks of Presence is the zen art of hurrying slowly. Is psychological fear necessary and how real is it? Does the Ego or your Intuition choose to be present? How loving yourself, the self image of who you are, is different than being yourself. When we follow our parent’s expectations (against our own internal knowing) for us, it spares them the suffering and places the suffering upon ourselves.  Is the Ego useful? What Eckhart Tolle think is enlightenment? The concept of "human being", where human is the physical form of our body on this planet and being is the essence, or our pure presence.   SHOW NOTES   Kim Eng Audible.com Oprah Eckhart Tolle on YouTube Dhanakosa Buddhist Meditation Retreat Center Vipassana Meditation The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Eckhart Tolle - NOW Program     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #177: Your questions answered: good and bad “selfishness,” intentions for kids & “having it all”  

Today’s Lively Show is a Q+A episode covering a lot of deeper questions than many recent Q+A episodes including topics like... Selfishness (the good and bad kinds), dealing with the relationship ‘sock debate’, flowing while still getting the important stuff done, how to help kids set intentions, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to understand more about creating emotions before outcomes, parenting with Values-based intentions, or anyone looking to hear a wide range of thoughts on flow, alignment, and selfishness.     [Tweet "“Get into alignment before taking action." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Fulfillment comes from a connection from your intuition in the present moment. " - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Connect your intuition for guidance and perspective. " - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How do you integrate your "must dos" when on the road and not in your own home while on another schedule? The logistics of selling quite nearly everything you own and really adapting a minimalist lifestyle. How do you fill time in your days? How do you not get bored or not feel lost? How do you find purpose without a set schedule? Recommendations for books, podcasts and people on how to parent in a flowy mindful way. What are you reading, listening to, and snacking and sipping that you're loving lately? How to actively instill values in children and have them trust themselves and not to make them seek your parental approval Learn more about the principle that "everything we do is selfish" and how we can make choices that bring more light to others rather than taking it away. Do you believe we are innately programmed for discontentment? I'd love to hear about your week with Eckhart Tolle? Do you think we can really have it all, or is that just the ego pushing expectations on our lives? How do you work to stay content in your current circumstances? Do you still feel the approach to getting into stores and selling online during JessLC  is still relevant advice, or would you do anything different in today's environment? Are you still doing little things every day that make embodying pleasure a habit? What are those things and how have you incorporated them in your travels? What advice do you have for someone who's fallen off the "pleasure wagon"? How your book is coming along. Does flow play a part in your writing process? How to deal with insecurities in a relationship (and trying to not seek approval) and how to communicate my needs and wants without being nagging. Do you have any good books or podcasts for being in a relationship? Do you have any more advice for flowing even when we're surrounded by negative people? What is your relationship to the internet/social media? How do you maintain a healthy balance with these ever- present distractions? What advice would you give to someone who's been in a rough patch for a while?   SHOW NOTES TLS #163: Alignment Before Action XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX   LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #176: Uncovering the deeper meaning behind intention resistance with Jennaea Gearhart  

Today’s show is based on another LWIO Module 4 interview with LWIO member and interior designer, Jennaea Gearhart of JennaeaGearhart.com. In the episode, Jennaea begins by sharing a Values-based intention for her wardrobe... and through our discussion we uncover a much deeper and more meaningful issue beneath the resistance to this intention. I believe that Jennaea’s story is a powerful example of how to look beyond the resistance we may have to a certain area of our life in order to uncover a more impactful issue. This episode is perfect for anyone who has resistance to living an intention in their lives and is unsure about how to move forward.   [Tweet "“Live a fully engaged life." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Stop defining yourself by the do." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Jennaea tells us why she needed intentions in her life and how that helped her identity what her core Values are. She describes how she wanted to life her life with purpose. Jennaea talks about her possessions intention and resistance that surrounded that intention. She tells us about her issues with her wardrobe and why many of her clothes are not being worn. Jennaea describes her timeline and action steps to get to her Value-based intention with her wardrobe. She discusses aspects of her life and realizes her true Values are about her horses and riding. Jennaea uncovers another big resistance in her life, which is the interaction with her mother and how that has influenced her life.   SHOW NOTES   Writing to your Intuition The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees The Soul of Discipline by Kim John Payne     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #175: Finding flow with a full-time job when it seems impossible with Charlotte McArthur  

Today’s Lively Show is taking us into brand new territory Life With Intention Online territory! During each round of LWIO, we do a handful of new member stories featuring different members and how they are weaving their intentions and homework into their daily lives. … And today I’m sharing one of the new Fall 2016 LWIO member stories right here on TLS! Part interview, part coaching call, and part inspiration, I have a feeling that Charlotte (aka Charlie) McArthur’s member story is going to resonate with many TLS listeners with full-time jobs trying to find more flow in life with their families. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a personal story of a parent finding more flow and excelling at their full-time job at the same time.     [Tweet "“Everyone has their own circumstances they have to work through." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“I think everything is selfishness." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“When your intuition is in charge, selfishness is positive." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Charlotte (Charlie) tells us about her favorite part of Life With Intention Online class. She talks about how writing to her intuition was an uplifting experience and how it became a compass for her life. Charlie discusses her Relationship Intention along with the Values in that intention. She tells us the actions she wanted to take to live up to those Values. Charlie mentions which she needs to remove or include to accomplish her intention. She identifies and tells us how she plans to overcome the resistances of living that intention. Charlie talks about how she received love and approval from her father and her career and how it’s shifting with her intention. She learns about self worth and work and how both are intertwined. Charlie provides us with an update to how she took action about her intention.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online Writing To Your Inuition Marianne Williamson  TLS #163: Alignment Before Action     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #174: The words I’m using (and not using) which are making me happier everyday  

Today’s show is all about the building blocks of a happier thought life, and ultimately happier emotions and circumstances: words. Because when it comes to mindfulness, it’s not just about meditation and the observation of our thoughts, it’s also about our conscious choice and selection of the words we use to build thoughts, which create emotions, and ultimately attract circumstances - positively and negatively into our awareness. I’ll be dishing about the obvious and the very subtle and powerful word choices that have created more high energetic states in my life which may benefit you as well. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to access higher emotional states on a more consistent basis.   [Tweet "“What I consume, affects how I feel." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“We feel more worthy for the things we appreciate than the things we’re grateful for." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Doing is not being." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How the power of words and mindfulness can produce a shift in our emotions without the circumstances dictating the emotions. Why I try to stay away from negative idioms and how this can keep me in the present moment. What the energy and meaning behind swear words are when you choose to use them. What the word “should” means and how it creates an emotional state which often creates negative circumstances as well. Why I prefer to use the words “my ego” or “your ego” to produce different emotions. How I have become aware of the use of the word “but” and how to avoid using it and what that word resonates on an energetic, vibrational or emotional level.  Why I’ve been using the word “Appreciation” rather than the word “gratitude” in my everyday life. In terms of career, why I avoid “I am my career” since doing is not being. Why I’m mindful of the language I use about past relationships, since many words and phrases generally relate to negative rather than the love and care that was part of that relationship. Why I love Approval Affirmations and how it helps me in my everyday life.   SHOW NOTES   Freehand Hotels Regena Thomashauer Santosha TLS #124 with Brené Brown and Santosha “Santosha” Shirt Abraham Hicks The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle   LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #173 – My birthday wishes for biz owners, parents, college students & more  

On Saturday I turn 32. And as I’ve reflected on this past year, I thought it would be fun to share my birthday wishes for you - regardless of if it’s close your birthday right now or not. I’m sharing my wishes for those who are business owners, parents, college students, people who want to leave their jobs, people going through breakups, anyone who is feeling lonely, and more. My hope is that something shared in this episode connects with you and uplifts you in some way - big or small. : ) This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear a bit of encouragement in any stage in their lives.   [Tweet "“You can still love each other and still move on to the next chapter." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“There are no mistakes, just wonderful lessons to learn." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“When you get your love and approval from yourself, you’re more likely to listen to what your intuition has to say." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Start asking people questions" - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   For business owners, how dropping imposed deadlines can allow flow to take you from one thing to the next and release the grip you have on deadlines. For those people who dislike their current jobs, I wish you can find a value that you can practice in your current job everyday until your intuition leads you to the next job. For parents with young children, please don’t place your kids in a position to live your values, but rather help them uncover their own values.  For parents with older children, encourage and help them look within themselves to find the answers they are seeking and support them as they make choices. To the college students, my wish is that you start to bring practices of mindfulness into your life and begin to look into yourself and tapping into your intuition. For those going through a breakup, I wish you can find a way to find alignment from within instead of finding alignment within the relationship. For those in the dating arena, remember to find alignment first, then maintain it from within yourself (rather than from the relationship). For those who feels things have been taken away, I wish you can get grounded within yourself and find your internal alignment.  For those who are unsure what to do next, please try to find a way to flow in the meantime with what is showing up in your life. For those of you that are afraid to make a mistake, don’t worry about it - it’s all going to work out. For those who have made the wrong choice, give yourself that empathy and compassion and return to your intuition and follow it’s advice for you. For those of you feeling lonely, you’re not alone. When you find a way to tap into your intuition, you’ll find the guidance you need so you will connect with the part of yourself that is not lonely. Another way to combat loneliness is to connect and learn from teachers that you admire.  For those feeling overwhelmed, try taking things off your plate, or in other words, lighten your load. For those who need a “life plan”, take a break and relax, see what’s in front of you, and take one step at a time - let the knowing guide you. For those who worry a lot, give yourself compassion and empathy for it, so you can loosen it’s hold on you. For those who feel envy in social media, it’s not about what you see or hear, but it’s about how aligned you feel inside. For those facing negativity, don’t let their external mis-alignments affect your own internal alignment.   SHOW NOTES TLS #100: Elizabeth Gilbert TLS #127: with Brooke Castillo     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #172: Your Questions Answered: challenging co-workers, loneliness, my travel budget, & more  

Today I’ve got a brand new October Q+A episode for you! This month we have a wide range of questions addressing how I’m budgeting (or not) with my travel, how to handle difficult co-workers, regulating your moods around grumpy people, how I’m coping with loneliness on this journey (hint: Wilson), and much more. As always, I’m sharing openly about things that I’m facing and things that you may be going through, too. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to hear a bit more about flow, mood regulation, book recommendations, and my budget + experience traveling solo.   [Tweet "“We all have a choice: to share our light or darkness with others, thank you for taking the time to share your light with me" - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“others can also access their intuition for guidance and get better at it over time." -  @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Be gentle on yourself." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How are you funding all your travel? What was your last best life lesson? How did it challenge you? If you will you ever re-share your blog content? How is the book coming along and when do you think it'll be ready for us to read? How are some of your fellow travelers making a living while abroad? What does your routine look like now, what did you edit out and enjoy now? How expectations sometimes steals attention from the here and now, and what would you say flow can counteract this? What was one thing you gave up with this life shift that you thought would be challenging but turns out you don't miss it? How do you handle or avoid the loneliness that can come from being in all these new (and also old) places without a companion, friends or family with you or nearby? Do you feel like it is strengthening your relationship with yourself? What preparatory steps you took financially to be able to afford traveling so much these last few months? Would you like to visit Eastern Europe to meet new people and new cultures.? How do you decide what to share and what to keep under wraps? Have there been things you have regretted sharing? What are you reading and listening to lately? Any audible book, podcasts or articles are you finding intriguing for an intention based lifestyle? If you could give your 20 year old self a piece of advice what would it be? Are you doing any type of hobby while traveling? Also, is there any skill you would like to develop in the future? What do you have in your makeup bag and what skin care products do you love? Any good reads you've come upon? How do you deal with someone you don't care for and /or respect that you have to interact with? What are some major differences between American men and European men? Also, do you miss cooking or having friends over for dinner? Are all intuitions are created equal? Do you think that perhaps you have done previous personal growth work that has "primed the pump" for your intuition to be more knowing than the average Joe out there? What suggestions do you have to deal with the struggle with fear to put myself out there? How do you protect your energy when people around you (people you like / love / care for generally) are in a bad mood? How has your wardrobe changed now it's getting colder? Have you found a skincare routine that helps treat/prevent your cystic acne flare ups? If and how you have found a balance between flowing/following your intuition and implementing daily habits into you life? How do you deal with your ego wanting to "KNOW" when you're still learning to listen to your intuition? Are you planning to go back to doing interviews again on TLS? Do you ever feel burned out by having to come up with a "profound" ah ha moment or discovery each week for the podcast?

TLS #171: How to Get out of Fear and Back into Flow + Alignment With Gabby Bernstein  

Today’s Lively Show is with a special guest I’ve looked forward to having on the show since we started, Gabby Bernstein. Gabby is a spiritual teacher, best-selling author, and youtuber with a new book out called The Universe Has Your Back - which is a perfect compliment to what we’ve been discussing here on the show this summer about finding flow and alignment. In the episode, we’ll be talking about Gabby’s favorite tools and techniques to get back into love, flow, and alignment whenever fear takes over. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for strategies to help quickly move out of fear and get back into flow, alignment, and love on a moment-to-moment basis. [Tweet "“The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting your own strength." - @GabbyBernstein"] [Tweet "“Take action from a surrendered place." - @GabbyBernstein"] [Tweet "“Where your attention goes your energy flows." - @GabbyBernstein"] [Tweet "“Our presence is our greatest source of power." - @GabbyBernstein"] IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Gabby tells us about how she began her career by running a PR business but that fast-paced life pushed her to the point of burn-out. She talks about how she was deeply embedded in the NYC party scene and how that lifestyle, drugs and alcohol did not help her find the happiness she was seeking. Gabby digs deeper about her struggles with drugs and alcohol and how that led her to a big crash in her life and how that low point helped her reevaluate what she was doing in her life and that she needed change. She describes how a recent breakdown allowed her to remember a childhood trauma which helped produce some of the reasons and answers to her addictions. Gabby talks about how taking action from a surrendered place is how we truly manifest our desires into form. She describes how she focused her energy into what was thriving rather than what was lacking to place herself in a place spiritual surrender. Gabby mentions how important it is to be the positive influence, the positive force, so that this energy will shine on you and the world around you. Gabby describes the feeling  she experiences when she is channeling a spirit. She shares her belief why there is a misconception that pain has purpose.   SHOW NOTES   May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein Abraham Hicks A Course in Miracles     LISTEN TO THE SHOW

TLS #170: how to find flow with a career & family with cass mccrory  

Today’s Lively Show we are talking about how to achieve flow in your life - even if you have two kids (and a third on the way), a house, a business, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a husband! Lively Show listener and Life With Intention Online member, Cass McCrory, has a business strategy consultancy (Capra Strategy) and has a lot on her plate with her growing family. So when I first started talking about flow on the show... Cass thought it wasn’t realistic for her and her circumstances. However, after doing some deep reflection and a simple experiment, Cass discovered that she has room for 77 hours of flow in her week - and the results from this flow in her life have been profound. This episode is perfect for anyone who feels like they are a bit unsure about how they can incorporate flow into their lives - particularly if they have busy families and careers.   [Tweet "“You got to find a way to embrace more flow." - @Cass_McCrory"] [Tweet "“It can feel right to do something in one moment but not the next, and that’s okay." - @Cass_McCrory"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Cass talks about her experience with Flow in her life as a mom, and wife and business owner. She explains to us how she felt so resistant to the idea of flow since she was busy in her life with her family and life. Cass talks about her first experience with having Flow and how incredible it felt and how she wanted to experience that even more. She tells us why she was so afraid to talk to her intuition. Cass mentions the struggle between her ego and intuition and how she finally reached into her intuition to have flow in her life. She tells us how she used to segment her time everyday, and how that planning was not fulfilling her. Cass describes how she managed to free up time in her life and how that became the freeing moment in her life. Cass shares with us her recommendations to get flow in your life which is great for anyone with a lot going on in their lives.   SHOW NOTES   Subtraction Project Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey TLS #169: How Approval, Love & External Sources Affect Intuition     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #169: How approval, love & external sources affect intuition  

Today on The Lively Show, we’re diving into an area that has been popping up for me personally over the summer (and in particular this past week) which many can relate to, as well. We’re going deep into our motivations to a) have the courage to ask (and follow) our intuition for guidance, and b) how to follow our intuition and be peaceful with its guidance/unanswered questions (aka: what I was not doing this week). The answer to both of these motivations may surprise you like it surprised me… so I’m excited to share it with you! This episode is perfect for anyone who is stressed out trying to follow their intuition or for those who sense some internal resistance to asking the intuition for guidance in the first place.     [Tweet "“By approving and accepting ourselves, we can begin to approve and accept the guidance from within." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Seek the love within yourself." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Loving and approving of yourself is at the core of healing from many physical and emotional pains." - @louisehay"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   Why I’ve been thinking about internal and external approval, love and guidance lately. Why it seems people are afraid to seek the internal guidance? How I’ve been trying to follow my intuition when it tells me that the love that I’m seeking is the love within myself. How the lack of community, home and partner feels to me when I’m not in line with my intuition’s guidance. How using affirmations can help one be deliberate and conscious about getting love and approval within ourselves. How affirmations help clear you mind of the negative things by filling it with more positive thoughts. Why would we not choose to use the power of focus to focus on the good when we focus on the bad as well. How affirmations can help us feel fulfilled.   SHOW NOTES   You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #168 – How to get out of forcing or floating and back into flow  

Today’s Lively Show topic is diving into Forcing things in our lives vs. Flowing, which we’ve been discussing in recent weeks, along with Forcing’s busy and uncertain cousin... Floating. Why? Because in some areas of our lives we may have the tendency to swim upstream, against the flow of our intuition, and in others we may find ourselves floating in one place staying so “busy” or “stuck” we can’t detect the current of the river at all. We’ll be going into each of these three approaches to life, and how to navigate between them. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the aspects of flow, forcing, and floating - along with ways to identify which one you may be in, and how to adjust your approach accordingly at any moment in time.   [Tweet "“Floating is about allowing what is." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Floating is a way of distracting ourselves from internal alignment." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   What Force is and how it comes about when we keep pushing forward instead of getting back into alignment. How discipline, effort, hustle and hard work, when driven by the ego rather than the intuition, they can leave us burnt out and exhausted. How some thoughts that become actions, like weakness and failure, can be motivated by fear. Why Force makes us feel tired. What Floating is and how the “busy” actions of floating do not provide the deep, meaning joy you are seeking in life. Why Floating feels like there’s no direction at all and we’re too “busy” to figure out where we need to be. How Flow, or the Middle Way, lives in the spectrum of Force and Floating. The fact that Flowing is about taking action from a place of internal alignment and how this is important to us. What Allowing is and how it differers from tolerating and how that doesn’t ruin our joy in our life.   SHOW NOTES TLS #162: What Knowing Feels Like Writing to Your Intuition     LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #167: Creating an intuition-led career & Life With Intention Online with Colleen Kavanaugh  

In honor of Life With Intention Online registration now being open (class starts this Sunday, September 18th), I have a special interview for you with Colleen Kavanaugh. Colleen is a Certified Caregiving Consultant over at TheLongestDance.com. I’ve gotten to know Colleen personally through Life With Intention Online and through Life With Intention Mastermind this year and am so grateful to share her story. In this episode, Colleen shares the journey that led to the intuition-led career she now has -- and the difficult (and life-giving) decade that came before this new chapter of her life. She’ll also be sharing openly about her experience with LWIO, who she believes it is a good fit for, and more. This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story of someone finding true clarity with their next career path, or for anyone looking to find out if Life With Intention Online may be the right fit for them.   [Tweet "“The being is where we need to be." - @thelongestdance"] [Tweet "“Everything is just a moment, and you're always evolving." - @thelongestdance"] [Tweet "“Stop doing and start being. " - @thelongestdance"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How Colleen was a caregiver to both of her parents who lived with Breast Cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and also had a job, was raising a family and was coping the best she was able to. Colleen discusses that she knew something was missing in her life, but it took a while to figure what that was. She describes how she wasn't fully happy with her life and noticed she had an internal resistance building up. She talks about how that resistance led to her making a change and fix her life going forward. Colleen mentions that she began exercising to help deals with her struggles and later, she used Life With Intention Online to help her move forward. She tells us her views about Life With Intention Online and how it helped transform her to the person she is today. Colleen discusses how great and important the community that is formed from LWIO and how it has become her support, inspiration, accountability and source of strength in her life. She tells her her favorite part of LWIO was discovering her intentions and finding her values. Colleen describes how her daughter has joined her in LWIO to help narrow her Values while moving onto college and beyond. She tells us how she is more focused on keeping what she wants in her life in, and what she wants out of her life out.   SHOW NOTES The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle LWIO Alumni Interview with Katie Evans LWIO Alumni Interview with Anna Locke LWIO Alumni Interview with Elizabeth Piper   LISTEN TO THE SHOW       PS - Life With Intention Online registration is now open through Friday, September 16. Class runs September 18th - October 21st. PPS - Join me tomorrow night for a free online fireside chat about how I’m using my current Values-based intentions to guide my travels and my dating life!

TLS #166: Flowing With Changing Seasons & Shifting Priorities  

Today’s show is all about the surprising reality that hit me as I came back to London on the second leg of my adventure… The unexpectedly Fall-like weather in London, and the changing priorities of this journey. In fact, many of us may be going through a new season weather-wise, career-wise, relationship-wise, or other-wise… and if we are in the flow, it may catch us by surprise. In this episode, I’ll be sharing what I’ve done to stay in the flow while this shift happens and how you can do the same in any shift you may be making as well. This episode is perfect for anyone who is feeling a bit “off” in some area of their lives, or for anyone who is knowingly going through a life transition and want to stay fully present along the way.   [Tweet "“As you find your flow in your life, you will feel the season shift when it happens." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Think of this new season as a fresh-start of something new." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How going from a summer to fall season made me feel ”off” or different. What this transition period or “season” can look like in your life and why it can be a positive part of your life. Why thinking or planning too far in the future may make us skip living the present moments of our lives. How, even with seasonal changes, we can assess the situation and find alignment within it. How with all the things that have changed in my life, I still reflect on the past and shift my perspective to the future chapter of my life. What is the universe flowing to me in this new season of my journey? Why there might be parts of our lives we need to add to and some parts that we need to let go. Why you want to find balance and be as present as possible while cherishing the progress you’ve made from the previous chapter of your life. How writing down all the memories from your past chapters can help you hold on to them but allow you to move forward. How asking your intuition can help you guide your flow or provide insight going forward. Why we should seek newness, spontaneity and growth.   SHOW NOTES   Life With Intention Online TLS #157: We Don’t Have to Own To Appreciate (Moose Tracks Ice Cream) Writing To Your Intuition TLS #85: optimize your hormones to improve *every* aspect of your life with Alisa Vitti    LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

TLS #165: Flowing with families/full-time jobs, homesickness, & LWIO  

Today’s Lively Show is covering a wide of flow related questions many listeners have shared on Instagram this September. We’ll be diving into flow in regards to families, full-time jobs, fighting through difficulties, and super long commutes. I’ll be sharing how I think flow can be applied to each of these circumstances and more. Plus, I’m also sharing what I’d take with me on a deserted island, how I’ve meshed with European locals on my travels, and what I do to eat healthy while traveling. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a fun mix of questions and answers, or anyone who wants to hear more about how flow can apply to stable life circumstances.   PS - I wanted you to be the first to know that I will be hosting a special intention setting workshop this Thursday (9/8) - Be sure to save yourself a spot by clicking here.  [Tweet "“Personal Growth is letting go of resistance in my life." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE I'll ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS   What do you love most about London? What keeps you coming back? Is it possible to incorporate some structure into a way of living that flows?  How do you strike the balance between getting things done whilst staying open to what flows into your life? How is Ellie doing? Do you plan to bring her with you when you get settled someplace? When is your book coming out?! I'd like to hear your thoughts about incorporating flow when your life isn't just your own.  I would like to know a bit more how to deal with flow and intuition vs boredom. How to "shut" my brain off a bit to be able to be more present and concentrate on the moment. I feel like I need guidance on how to take small steps towards making this goal of working less and being home more a reality. Right now bills and this need to financially provide for my family is what motivates me to stick with my current job. Have you been homesick at all? How do you go on social media (Instagram/Facebook) and not compare your life to everyone else's? How do you identify, process and practice making flow u-turns when you experience them? Is there a common formula you use to quickly go thru the needed steps to feel the contrast, appreciate it, find the lesson, let it go, feel gratitude and flow on? When you are tackling a new project, how do you plan out the work and hold yourself to deadlines? How you are handling being away from friends and loved ones. Do you feel like you are missing out on major events in their lives? Do you feel like you have to sacrifice the time you share with them for the opportunity to travel abroad for long stretches of time? How are you working through those emotions? How do you reconcile the idea of flow with the idea that some things are worth working hard or going through difficulty for? How do you recommend living with flow for people with spouses, children and corporate jobs who may have to plan well ahead and can't always follow a whim? What 3 things would you take with you to a deserted island? What's taking you to the other continents later this year? The school you helped build? work? pleasure and friends? How does someone with anxiety use flow to lessen their anxiety about world events that are so out of our control? How do you balance enjoying the moment vs the thoughts and ideas that arise for say, future entrepreneurial ideas, future travel plans, future life stages? How have you managed to eat healthy while traveling? Tips please! I'm fascinated by the concept of flow and would love to try and implement that in my life however I don't how to make it happen with a full time job and about 4 hours of commute every day. I feel like I have no time left to be.  Any advice? What does personal growth mean to you? Do you feel like you can blend in with the locals in Europe? Is language a barrier?

TLS #164: Simple + Difficult, Easy + Complicated  

Today’s show is all about the difference in lifestyle I’ve noticed between the new format of my life and travels, compared to how things were when I was living in my home in “life as usual” before this trip. For me, life now is simpler and more difficult, and before I left it was easier and more complicated. In the episode, I’m sharing what the difference between each way of life are, which version I prefer, and what you can do to infuse more of the elements that resonate with you in your life - whether you are traveling much or not at all. This episode is perfect for anyone looking for a thought provoking reflection on how our lifestyle choices please and challenge us to grow in meaningful ways.     [Tweet "“Sometimes you need the complicated in order to know you want the simpler." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   How I made certain shifts in my life and how they made my life extremely simple. How thinking and using language when you are emerged in different cultures and regions can be difficult at times. How adjusting to the “normal” in a new place or city can be difficult. Why simple tasks like making phone calls is more difficult while traveling and the solution I found. How having less clothes simplifies my choices and day-to-day needs. Why I prefer the simpler and more difficult path and how that leads to more time doing things that are important to me. How I have been going with the Flow and taking the adventures that follow while living in the present moment. How the idea of owning more stuff now goes against my idea of living simpler. Why I am only choosing to invest in relationships that bring me higher. Why I’m limiting the amount and consumption of media in my life. Why cultivating the travel mindset and exploring new cultures is so important to me. How simplifying gives you more time to reflect in your work about what’s most important to you, including the deeper and difficult work. Why planning less and flowing more may be the right way to handle life.   SHOW NOTES   T-Mobile International Plans The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Abraham-Hicks TLS #162: What Knowing Feels Like Get Updates on my Instagram Feed   LISTEN TO THE SHOW    

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