13 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
Ep58 Organizing, Decluttering, and Making Your Home Your Sanctuary
Your home should be the space that brings you joy, peace, happiness, calmness, and bliss. You shouldn't feel overwhelmed, overworked, and exhausted by your home. In this episode, we are diving into tips and tricks to turn your home into a sanctuary that is organized, decluttered, joyful, and brings you peace! * Clean * When we de-clutter we allow space for calm * Let go of things that you don’t utilize frequently * Let go of clothing that doesn’t fit you. Throw away things that are “goal clothing” * Frame or utilize your favorite memories as decor- get them out of boxes * Home office spaces should be separated from where you relax
27 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Ep57 Battling Burnout
Burnout is a very real topic that keeps popping up all over social media. Everyone is mentioning that we need to avoid it. They mention that we need to prevent it. They mention we need to do more self-care to prevent it. Yes; yes to all of these things, but what is burnout? Why is it happening and what can we do to overcome it? Over the last year, even while coaching the topic around avoiding burnout, I have learned that sometimes it is not avoidable. When certain life challenges arise, there are times that we will become more burnt out, emotionally and physically, than in other seasons. Our capacity changes, our minds change, our jobs change, and our personal life changes. One season, something that would not cause you burnout may end up causing you burnout. In this episode, I am diving a little deeper into burnout - the what, the how, and the how-to grow past!
12 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
Ep56 Living a Life of Kindness
Being kind is so much more than just holding a door open for someone. Being kind is deeply caring. It’s picking up the phone. Being intentional. Pouring into others. Pouring into yourself. In this episode, I break down kindness into three levels: Kindness to yourself, kindness to others, and kindness to your community. Join me on the journey to create a healthier community by filling the world with more kindness.
10 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Ep55 The Importance of Connections
Each year, I pick a word to represent my intentions, goals and fuel my decisions about where I am headed. Over the last 5 years, I have picked mostly words that motivate me to climb in my career and level up in life. This year is different. After tackling a number of challenges in 2021, I learned a lot. I learned the power of people. I learned the power of community. I learned the power of love. Losing my mom was one of the hardest things I have ever endured, but the people in my life are the reason I came out the other side. I was overwhelmed with how many people reached out, sent flowers and food, picked up the phone and called, traveled across the country, and poured into my life to ensure my dad and I did not go through this process alone. There are things in life that come and go, but connections are not replaceable. Humans were not built to navigate life alone and the last 2 years have deeply challenged that. Humans were designed to be part of a community. We evolved to have family, friends, support, love, and compassion. Humans were meant to be in a village. The last two years have ripped that away. For the last two years, we have been told to isolate ourselves for our own safety. We also live in an instant world. A world where it has become easy to “communicate” by texting and liking a post on social media. We are in a culture where picking up the phone no longer exists. Deep connections and conversations have gone by the wayside. They have become less of a priority. Even when we are physically with people, a huge percentage of people are addicted to the scroll. Speaking of the scroll, if you haven’t gone into your phone and checked your screen time it is terrifying. I was shocked the first time I looked at how much I am on my phone a day- it was embarrassing! Here is my challenge to you- spend true quality time with people you care deeply about. Uninterrupted, focused time. Put your phone away, have meaningful conversations, and be present. No more scrolling, no more checking emails. None of it. Being present has a lot of positives in your personal life, work-life, relationships- everything. I have never been a huge fan of the term “work-life balance” because I really don’t believe that it’s something that’s possible. What I do deeply believe in is work-life presence. When I say that, I mean being fully present in your work and then in your personal life. This means hard, firm boundaries. When you are at work you are 100% work, when you are doing life, you are 100% life- No checking work emails that can wait until tomorrow at the dinner table alright? So let me come full circle here. My 2022 word of the year is Connection. When I broke down what I wanted out of the next year, it really came down to wanting to be present and connected with other people. I want to connect with people on a different level. I want to appreciate, love, and know people. Let me repeat that, I want to truly KNOW people. I don’t want to just know where they work and how many kids they have- I want to deeply understand their background, who they are, and why they believe what they believe. When you take time to connect with people, you may realize that we aren't all that different. You may find things you find that are similar or totally different. You may discover that someone you thought you were friends with is someone you don't know much about at all. You may uncover people’s struggles, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. Which is all a good thing. Because like I mentioned earlier- we are humans and supposed to be in a community. We are supposed to love and support each other. Drop a comment on social media and let me know what your 2022 word of the year is. I am so in love with learning what people are aiming towards. I also want to chat with you. I want to connect with you. If you are in my area, let’s grab coffee or dinner. Let’s just chat and hang out. I want to know you, too!
18 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Ep54 Wrap Up 2021 - Learning More than Accomplishing Your Goals
This is a HARD pill to swallow as an Enneagram 3. I find accomplishment in finishing processes. I am a high achiever. I always find ways to accomplish the goals I set for myself. This year was different. Losing my mom changed everything. I lost my drive, my will, my creativity, and my energy. I lost my purpose. I didn’t check 9 of the 10 goals off my list. I didn’t launch the magazine. I didn’t take the podcast to the next level. I didn’t hit revenue goals; in fact, I stopped all revenue completely. I didn’t create the event. Here’s what I did learn. 1. I learned that my worth isn’t tied to my business. 2. I learned that I didn’t lose any support when I stopped creating. 3. I learned that I have poured more into my business than my family (that’s a harsh pill to swallow). 4. I learned that I have the best people in my life. 5. I have learned that my success isn’t tied to social media posts or revenue- I can do this business purely because it brings me joy. 6. I learned the actual meaning of pivot. 7. I learned that it’s ok to have seasons where your “day job” can be your main focus and it’s just as badass as owning your own business. It’s ok if you didn’t accomplish your goals. I bet you learned as much or more than you set out to learn, you just have to dig into them.
16 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Ep53 Surviving the Holidays with Nutrition, Boundaries and Self Love
The Holiday Season has arrived and it is the best time of the year. It is also the season of guilt, people-pleasing, lack of boundaries, and feeling totally drained. This episode is for the person eating the cheese dip and getting on the scale the next morning feeling horrible, regretful, and sad. This episode is for the person that is dreading attending every holiday party they have been invited to but doesn’t realize it is totally ok to say “no”. This episode is for the person that wants to create change this holiday season by battling the guilt and balancing their nutrition but still eating the holiday cookie. This is for the person looking to set firm boundaries that allow rest, self-care, and self-love. Let’s dive in. Your holiday season is depending on it!
12 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Ep52 Health Beyond Eating and Moving
It is so easy to fall into the trap of gauging your health on what you eat and how you move and nothing else. At Glowponent, we deeply believe that there is so much more to your health. Your health is your community, your relationships, your financial situation, your stress, your boundaries, your mental health, and so much more. In this episode, we are diving into some of the components of health and quick ways to adjust those to find better health in those areas and feel better overall!
48 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Ep51 Experiencing Loss and Infertility with Krista Archer
At 24 years old, Krista had a mental breakdown that led to being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At that point, Krista realized she couldn't bottle things up anymore. After meeting her husband, they started trying to get pregnant. After 3 miscarriages, Krista started sharing her story. Krista is real, transparent, and open. She spends time on this episode sharing the gaps in education and opening conversations about things that should be spoken about. Krista shares her story about her own journey of loss and infertility. She shares her resources to managing and experiencing loss and infertility, how to speak to and how to support others going through it, and everything in between. Follow and Chat with Krista on Instagram @krista.archer_
17 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Ep50 Handling Motivation and Joy with Grief
I am no expert on this topic and speaking purely from where I currently am. I spent years being motivated, working hard, pushing on career goals, looking for the next way to level up. This season has heavily impacted how I think and process my future goals and my priorities. My motivation has disappeared. I haven’t wanted to or known how to experience joy. My priorities have changed. My goals have changed. When big life changes happen, so does your purpose, and that is totally ok! This episode is raw, ugly, and my truth. It is where I am in this season and in this moment. Thanks for being on this journey with me.