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The Modern Lady Podcast
54 minutes | a day ago
True Self-Awareness Is Key
Before undertaking any new task or project, it's helpful to take a step back and assess where you are in life and what you're starting with! This week, Michelle and Lindsay are back, chatting about developing true self-awareness and how goes beyond our favourite BuzzFeed quizzes! It requires an honest and often difficult look at not only where we thrive, but more importantly, where we need need to grow.
47 minutes | a month ago
Frantic and Frenzied and Frazzled... Oh my!
It's the most wonderful time of the year (almost)! And while most of us are still busy preparing to celebrate Christmas, it's prudent to pause every now and again to take stock of how YOU are doing. This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about feeling the three "F"s of Christmas: frantic, frenzied and frazzled! They discuss how to recognize when they're about to strike, offer tips on how to cope and even how to harness some of this energy into positively helping you in your seasonal endeavours!
13 minutes | a month ago
HER-Story: Chapter III - Becoming Nigellissima
For us here at The Modern Lady Podcast, it is not *fully* the Christmas season until we have indulged in all of Nigella Lawson's holiday cooking specials! But what you may not know is how Nigella became NIGELLA... and how the life and career of this accomplished, world renown gastronome was inspired by the love of her husband and the strength of their marriage. We are pleased to present this next chapter of HER-Story, a Modern Lady Podcast occasional feature. Please join us for today's tale, and enjoy!
51 minutes | 2 months ago
Managing Holiday Expectations
The Christmas season can be stressful during a normal year... This year? Holiday plans have been thrown for loop by current circumstances, but it does not have to rob us of our peace or joy! This week, Michelle and Lindsay are chatting about managing our expectations, while still seeking to make the season truly "merry and bright"!
53 minutes | 2 months ago
A Curated Christmas: The Modern Lady's 2020 Gift Guide
'Tis (almost) the season... but many of are already making our lists, trying to get a head start at our holiday shopping! This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about the gifts and items they are eyeing up this year, and discuss how we can "curate our Christmas" to intentionally preserve and elevate our homes and family culture! Whether you're buying for a book lover or a movie buff, a vintage loving soul or a tech aficionado, the young or the young at heart, you'll find something for everyone on our list!
43 minutes | 2 months ago
How To Change the World: Part II
This week, Michelle and Lindsay continue their discussion on how our practice of the Corporal Acts of Mercy can transform our culture and the world! When society is in turmoil and it feels like chaos is pressing in around us, we are not helpless! We have our marching orders, so let's get to work!
43 minutes | 2 months ago
How To Change The World: Part I
It is difficult to look around us today, at the culture and at the general state of things, and not feel tempted towards feeling helpless. But it is precisely in the midst of confusion and chaos that we are called to uphold the order and dignity of society and of every human life! This week, Michelle and Lindsay chat about taking heart and taking action in our own pockets around the world, and how a simple consideration of the whole person can truly have a transformative, widespread effect.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Praying the Family Rosary
In this special presentation of The Modern Lady Podcast, Lindsay and her husband, Jason, share their testimonies of how the Rosary has transformed their lives, their faith and their family. The Rosary is a Catholic devotional prayer that calls us to meditate on the life of Jesus through intercession of His Mother, Mary. Theirs is a testimony of the graces that flow from devotion to our Blessed Mother and the realities of trying to pray in the context of a busy family, with four young children underfoot!
49 minutes | 3 months ago
The Proper Care of You: Opening & Closing Routines Part II
In this follow up episode from last week, Michelle and Lindsay go beyond making the bed and drawing the curtains! This time, it's "personal"! By examining what people have done throughout eras gone by to start and end their day, the ladies chat about how our grooming and hygiene can set the tone for both a productive day and a restful evening - and how attention to detail in these areas contributes to an overall sense of well-being and dignity.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Opening & Closing Routines for Home & Hygge
The rapid approach of hygge season is upon us! A key component of establishing that cozy atmosphere at home is to intentionally put routines in place that ensure a tidy and ordered foundation for all those candles you will be lighting! This week, Lindsay shares how she has adapted some of her experience working in retail, opening and closing up shop, for life in the home!
39 minutes | 3 months ago
In Which Gratitude is the G.O.A.T
As we conclude Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, Michelle and Lindsay spend this week's episode musing on the subject of gratitude! In a culture of instant gratification and a focus on self-satisfaction, it can be easy to slip into a disposition of moping, complaining and ungratefulness. The ladies chat about what it will take to turn it all around in favour of building a culture that is grounded in humility, joy and contentedness that transforms our interior lives and the world around us!
17 minutes | 3 months ago
HER-Story: Chapter II - The Dream of a Daring Woman
We are pleased to present another episode of HER-Story, The Modern Lady Podcast's special occasional feature! This next chapter spotlights the journey of a young woman on a Divinely-inspired mission from France to the New World, during the reign of King Louis XIV. HER-Story is a short story-telling presentation that seeks to highlight remarkable women and their remarkable stories, through history to today. Join us for today's tale and enjoy!
48 minutes | 4 months ago
In Pursuit of Order Through A Daily Routine
We need not fall prey to the chaos of the world! The "back-to-school" sentiment of autumn comes with a permeating sense of getting "back-into-routine"! With such a tumultuous year starting to wind down, many of us are feeling a renewed pull towards establishing order in our homes and in our lives. This week, Michelle and Lindsay discuss some of the benefits in diligently setting up daily routines and share tips on how to begin the process and how to persevere!
44 minutes | 4 months ago
New Years 2.0: Revisiting "Be Better"
Continuing their reminiscing from last week, Michelle and Lindsay take this opportunity to acknowledge September as a "mini-New Years" and revisit their resolution from January 2020: to simply "be better". Clearly, no one could have prepared them for what this year actually had in store, but this week, they discuss some of the ideas they had mused about nine months ago, and how these principles can still motivate us today, even after everything we've experienced in the meantime!
51 minutes | 4 months ago
The Finer Things Club
When the culture hits low, we hit high! In February this year, we began the discussion on how our choices in entertainment can make a lasting impact on our families and on society as a whole. Not only are those sentiments still true today, but they may actually be even more relevant now, more than 6 months later! This week, we give an update on how we're still navigating the discernment of entertainment in our homes and give some tips on how to fill the void with the good, the true and the beautiful.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Level Up!: House Cleaning and the Interior Life
Have you felt it lately? The "levelling up" in the world's chaos and unsettledness? Perhaps you've felt, as we have, an interior motivation to respond to the outside disorder with a "levelling up" in our own homes, particularly in our cleaning and organizing. This week, Michelle and Lindsay discuss common elements they see between growing through the "Stages of the Interior Life" of Catholic theology and growing through the "Stages of Cleaning Life" through anecdotes and their own personal experiences.
58 minutes | 5 months ago
Cultivating a Family Culture
"As goes the family, so goes the nation and the whole world in which we live." (Pope St. John Paul II) We can see throughout history how critical strong family identity and culture is in the wider society, but where does one even begin? And why should it be a prominent discussion in our homes? This week, Michelle and Lindsay discuss all the benefits to developing a family culture and share some of their experiences to motivate all of us to persevere in this worthy endeavour!
38 minutes | 5 months ago
On Considering Homeschooling
For many families, deciding what to do this school year may have been fraught with worry and unease. In this interim episode, Michelle and Lindsay discuss some of the considerations and philosophies that the Murray family have experienced over their homeschooling journey so far that they hope will help assuage some of the nerves and concerns over heading into a homeschool year like no other!
42 minutes | 5 months ago
A Life of Leisure
When you think of the word "leisure", what comes to mind? This week, Michelle and Lindsay discuss how understanding true, authentic leisure is more complex than they originally realized and why it is more important than we often give it credit for!
46 minutes | 6 months ago
The Homemakers Creed
Home is what you make it! And here to help keep us motivated and focused is the Homemakers Creed! This week, Michelle and Lindsay take the statements of this domestic manifesto point by point and discuss all the heart, art and nobility that lies therein!
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