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40 minutes | May 16, 2022
90: Living With Mental Illness
It's Mental Health Awareness Month! It's important to talk about our mental health and our mental illness, to help end stigmas and shame, and to share strategies and experiences with those who experience mental illness. In this episode, Ashleyne talks about a recent stretch of depression, what it felt like, what others did to help, and what those with similar experiences can take away.
32 minutes | May 9, 2022
89: Managing Your Compassion with Ronnie Sullivan
Have you ever felt exhausted or burnt out from caring about someone or something? Well, that’s a real thing and it’s called Compassion Fatigue! Ronnie Sullivan joins Ashleyne to talk about the benefits and reasons to develop your compassion muscles, but also chat about Ronnie’s time in the Peace Corps, where he learned that managing your compassion to avoid burnout was incredibly valuable. Ronnie includes a few action steps and some great resources on compassion!
40 minutes | May 2, 2022
88: I'm Not Needy
None of us want to come across as needy or weak! But at the same time, we have real needs and sometimes we just have to communicate them! So how do we figure out what we need, how do we convince ourselves to talk about it, and how do we have that conversation? Becky and Ashleyne dive into the psychology behind why we avoid talking about our needs and then give you five steps to help you communicate what you need to others in a way that they can hear and act on.
43 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
87: Two Years of Living Box-Free!
This week, Becky and Ashleyne realize it’s the two-year anniversary of the Living Box-Free podcast, and it’s time to reflect and celebrate! Full of questions submitted by listeners, this episode is a fun look at how the podcast started, what’s been working, and all the fun and serious things our Box-Breakers want to know!
31 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
86: Navigating Uncertainty
Life is full of uncertainty - the only thing you can be certain of is that things will change! And how we deal with the unknown makes a huge difference in how we process, lead, parent, and function. So are you good at dealing with ambiguity, or do you have room to grow? Becky explains to Ashleyne why navigating uncertainty well is important, the signs that you need to work on your navigational skills, and how to know if you’re doing it well.
35 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
85: Take a Break
Are you well-rested? Even if you're getting 8-9 hours of sleep a night, the answer might still be no. That's because there's more to rest than sleep and zoning out! In this episode, Becky and Ashleyne break down the types of rest and how to use them to become the healthiest version of you, including tips on how to rest well.
32 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
84: Becky's Parenting Journey - The Toddler Years
Parenting is a wild and crazy experience, to say the least! In this episode, Becky gets real about her experience being a mom of a toddler - what’s difficult, what’s great, what she would do differently. This is for all the parents out there and anyone who enjoys a funny story - we see you and we’re in it with you!
41 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
83: Who Doesn't Need a Mentor?
This week, Becky and Ashleyne chat with Jeff Allman about the ins and outs of mentoring! Who needs a mentor, how do you pick a mentor, and how do you prepare to be a good mentee are just a few of the questions we ask - and Jeff drops wisdom on every single one! This is a great episode for anyone wanting to grow! In his finance and trading career, Jeff has “experienced business” with game-changing entrepreneurs, leading global organizations, and some incredibly humble yet talented individuals. As a business owner, consultant and professionally certified coach, Jeff enjoys sharing his knowledge, experiences, and methodologies with others in an effort to afford them a simpler path to success. And as a motivated and focused leader, you will find that Jeff is uber intentional with his daily routine, absolutely loves spending time with his wife and family, and is constantly thirsting for new knowledge to refine his skill set towards being his best at all he is involved with.
37 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
82: Kinda Sorta Words
Maybe you sometimes find yourself using slightly vague or uncertain wording so you don’t sound too aggressive or overly confident? Well, Becky and Ashleyne sure do! Especially in the workplace, minimizing language can make us seem less confident or competent, and can damage our image, which is not what any of us want! In this episode, we dive into the definition of minimizing language, why we do it, and what we can do about it!
45 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
81: Rising Through Addiction with Tifani Goen
Becky and Ashleyne talk with Tifani Goen about her story of rising through addiction. This episode digs deep into how we cope with our feelings, how we can support our friends and family better, and what it’s like to hit rock bottom and climb back up. With incredible honesty and bravery, Tifani describes her experience and her journey toward recovery and healing. TRIGGER WARNING: In this episode, we discuss addiction and suicide. Tifani is 34 and has been in the dental field for 13 years - she even has a tattoo of a tooth! She has three sons and two dogs (she’s obsessed with Corgis.) She spends her free time reading, cooking, and doing CrossFit (her favorite workout ever is MURPH.) You can find Tifani on Instagram @tifanidavidson
29 minutes | Mar 6, 2022
80: WHOOP, There It Is! With Lauren Zerante
Have you ever wondered if fitness trackers really work? Becky and Ashleyne talk with Lauren Zerante about all the factors and insights that can be gained from a wearable fitness device like WHOOP. When it comes to data, Lauren's mantra is, "If you can measure it, you can control it," and that's a big part of why fitness trackers have become popular. But is a fitness device right for you, and is it worth the investment? Lauren is a Strategic Customer Success Manager at WHOOP, where she works with customers in the Healthcare space to improve health and wellbeing using wearable technology. Lauren's passion for health and wellness developed throughout her former Division 1 collegiate volleyball career and she's since carried that forward into her professional and personal life. Lauren resides in New York City and when she's not working or getting a sweat in, she's exploring the bustling city and its restaurant scene.
35 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
79: Level Up Your Coaching with Dr. Chase Huotari
Dr. Chase Huotari joins Ashleyne and Becky to talk about all things leadership and coaching, including how to use Instagram to start helpful conversations with your coworkers, why it's important to know and understand yourself, and how to coach toward organizational growth. Chase holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Indianapolis. Chase is also an avid CrossFitter, father of two fantastic girls, and a self-proclaimed leadership nerd.
36 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
78: The FFA Then and Now
This week we celebrate National FFA week by interviewing both a current and past FFA member! Kaylee is a current FFA student who met Becky at Elanco when she was practicing for a competition (creed speaking). As a current member Kaylee discusses what FFA looks like today, how it has helped her prepare for her future career success and the power in the people she has met. Ash also throws out some questions to our FFA alumni Becky to learn how FFA transformed her career and personal growth over time. Click here to donate to FFA Give Day and help chapters and students across the country: https://giveffaday.ffa.org/pages/home-2176
32 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
77: Moving Toward Wellness
At the close of the first Wellness Coaching Circle, Becky and Ashleyne revisit the topic of wellness, discussing what they learned during “The Circle,” why wellness doesn’t happen by accident, and what they’re doing to move toward wellness personally.
36 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
76: Wodapalooza 2022
CrossFit competition?! What does that even mean? Ashleyne grills Becky all about a major CrossFit competition - Wodapalooza! The discussion includes lessons learned, highlights from the weekend, and recommendations for other athletes!
33 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
75: The Benefits Of Everyday Creativity with Caroline Brookfield
As a species, our ability to be creative is one of the things that makes us different. And yet, it can be incredibly difficult to tap into our creativity - between busyness, stress, fear of failure, fear of judgement, and the common misconception that there is such a thing as a “non-creative type,” it takes effort to introduce creativity into our daily lives! Ashleyne talks with Caroline Brookfield, an author and speaker from Alberta, Canada, about the benefits of introducing everyday creativity into your life, and the acronym DANCE for how you can take easy steps to get started! Here are the resources Caroline mentioned! Dr. George Land - TedTalk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfKMq-rYtnc Sir Ken Robinson on Do Schools Kill Creativity https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity?language=en Felicia Day Embrace Your Weird http://feliciadaybook.com/ Keri Smith Books http://www.kerismith.com/ Tina Seelig (more academic on creativity) http://www.tinaseelig.com/ Natalie Nixon The Creativity Leap https://www.figure8thinking.com/books/
51 minutes | Jan 16, 2022
74: The Basics of Negotiation with Eirik Davey-Gislason
“The most dangerous negotiation is the one you don’t know you’re in.” - Chris Voss Have you ever struggled to negotiate with someone, whether it’s your toddler, a client, a competitor, or a car salesman? Then this episode is for you! Eirik Davey-Gislason joins Becky and Ashleyne to talk through what negotiation is, why it’s important to prepare for a negotiation, and what the basic steps are to negotiate successfully. Eirik is a Negotiation Expert, Instructor, and coach for the Real Estate Negotiation Institute. Eirik is also an Associate Real Estate Broker at Brown Harris Stevens in New York City. He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and contributor on the subject of Collaborative Negotiation, and author of the blogs, Unreal Estate and Growing the Pie. Eirik is originally from Minnesota, lives in Queens, NYC with his wife and two daughters. This is a game-changing episode! You can find Eirik at https://eirikgislason.com and @eirikgislason on Instagram
30 minutes | Jan 8, 2022
73: What Is Wellness
With all the messaging out there about health, emotions, boundaries, diets, etc., how do we even think about pursuing wellness? Becky and Ashleyne break down the difference between wellness and wellbeing, and steps to take toward your own wellness.
38 minutes | Jan 2, 2022
72: Firehouse Fun
Becky and Ashleyne recount a recent adventure - doing a workout in full firefighter gear at a firehouse! They talk through what they expected, how it felt, and the big question: would they do it again?? Check out this YouTube video from Wayne Township Fire Department to see all the fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG8zoPrUr-w
30 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
71: Reflecting on 2021
Becky and Ashleyne enjoy some reflection on the year 2021, talking through world events, their personal highlights, and what unexpected and fulfilling moments came their way.
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