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Breaking the Mold: Reconsidering Holiday Norms to Protect Your Health

347: Breaking the Mold: Reconsidering Holiday Norms to Protect Your Health

“Shoulding” all over yourself is never good for your mental and emotional health and the holiday season is ripe with expectations around how you “should” be spending them. So, this…

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Finding Joy w/ Ingrid Fetell Lee

144: Finding Joy w/ Ingrid Fetell Lee

We have been doing a deep dive into the topic, “The Practice of Joyful Living”, all month. Which, is super timely considering that there is a heightened spirit of joy in the air around the holiday season.

What if we could maintain some of the joyful living magic that we find during the holiday season, throughout the rest of the year?

What if pursuing more joyful living practices were just as important to our health as the food we eat and the exercise we do?

I, for one, believe it is. Which is why I could not be more honored to host today’s guest, Ingrid Fetell Lee.

I first came upon Ingrid’s work when a friend shared her TED talk video with me, “Where Joy Hides and How to Find it”. I was riveted by what she had to say and went on to purchase her book, Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, which did not disappoint.

Have a listen to this conversation I had with Ingrid Fetell Lee and let me know what you walk away with!

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5 Ways I am Deepening My Own Practice of Joyful Living

143: 5 Ways I am Deepening My Own Practice of Joyful Living

We have been doing a deep dive all month long into the topic “The Practice of Joyful Living” and in today’s episode, I share 5 ways I am committed to deepening my own joyful living practice in 2019, which includes:

• Creating negative space in my schedule.
• Cultivating more opportunities for connection.
• Leaning deeper into the practice of letting go.
• Granting myself permission to evolve.
• Looking for reasons to be joyful in ALL situations.

Have a listen and share your thoughts!

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Creating Sustainable Life Satisfation w/ Dr. Jennifer Guttman

142: Creating Sustainable Life Satisfaction w/ Dr. Jennifer Guttman

My guest today, Dr. Jennifer Guttman, believes that happiness is a fleeting emotion, an endorphin rush, a chemical high, and that our culture’s current obsession with “happiness” is causing suffering.

Dr. Guttman teaches that while sustainable happiness isn’t a realistic goal, satisfaction can be achieved.

To hear more about what Dr. Guttman refers to as “Sustainable Life Satisfaction” check out this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast.

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The Practice of Joyful Living

141: The Practice of Joyful Living

Joy is an approach to life, an attitude, a choice of which SO MANY benefits are a bi-product of! In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast I talk about:
*the difference between joy and happiness
*why joy is such a difficult practice for us to maintain
*how we sabotage it when it shows up
*the ways we try to seek out joy that end up depleting us
*the ways we can bring more joy into our life

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Allowing Happiness

049: Allowing Happiness

It may sound strange but a common thread I have witnessed (and personally experienced) with women who are trying to reclaim their health, is that they often struggle to allow happiness to enter fully into their life.

Women seem to be really good at sabotaging the “feel good” in their life in one of two ways:

1. They are more focused on doing than being; often maintaining schedules that are so busy, they simply do not have the time or awareness to feel happiness.

2. They have limiting beliefs around how much happiness they deserve, what is possible for their life, or even the belief that life must always be hard (and so it is).

Many women are especially good at robbing themselves of the joy of food when it comes to their efforts to improve their health.

This episode explores some strategies to help women to embrace the joy of healthy food and to help them build a tolerance for happiness in their lives in general.

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The Secret to Sustainable Health Goals

027: The Secret to Sustainable Health Goals

There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of sustainability in regards to how we live, but we all know… talk is cheap. Our actions speak volumes and are saying something else. As consumers, far too many of us are still buying into quick, fast and easy solutions that provide little to no long term success.

Many people don’t want to pay the cost in terms of time, money and energy to build a solid foundation of great health. They want to commit for brief periods of time, often through extreme measures, to create massive change that disappears nearly as quickly as it was achieved.

In this week’s podcast, we discuss the secret to not only achieving health goals, but being able to sustain them for years to come!

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