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March 26, 2021
Ep. 117: The Benefits of Giving Up Any Kind of Media

Today I want to talk about finding the time to create more peace, love and joy by giving up small things like social media, TV or reading.

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February 27, 2021
Ep. 116: How to Boost Your Creativity, Energy and Happiness

Today I want to talk about another book that has been changing my life. I was unaware, but it is a widely known book called the Artist’s Way. I would not classify myself as an artist. I mean, when I hear the world artist, I think of one who paints for a living, or someone who is creating actual art work and that is their job and they hang out at street fairs to sell their work. However, I have learned that really, we are all artists! We are artists of our lives! Learn how to go on a journey to self discovery where you will find more creativity, happiness and energy!

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February 7, 2021
Ep. 115: Energize Your Home Through Organizing

I never knew how much getting organized could bring so much joy! You might think I am crazy, but keep listening! It has been a ton of work, but so worth it in so many ways!

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January 19, 2021
Ep. 114: Super Easy Tips on Creating a Positive Mindset with guest Veronica Allen Hunt

Today, I did an impromptu interview with a long time friend of mine, Veronica Allen Hunt. I brought her on the show today because her life and how she lives it goes right along with my new year new you series! She’s super positive and successful and a mom and a principal. One thing that I like about my show is that I try very hard to make sure that you know I am a real human being. I work 2 jobs, I have 3 kids that live with me, two stepsons, a long distance husband and I dabble in side hustles, this podcast being one of them. I have a lot on my plate, yet I am happy and I am doing it. Veronica is the same. It was very refreshing to meet up with her because I feel like often, in the area of self improvement, gurus, experts of whatever they call themselves, do not seem real to me. I mean I have often wondered if these overnight success stories have a real job or husband or kids? I mean, do they struggle ever, or do they constantly have their game on? See, I do not, and if I can do this life, you can do yours too! Veronica brings to us some very useful tips that are realistic and are things that I have not thought of myself. So if you feel like you’ve heard it all, I assure you, you are in for a real treat!

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January 11, 2021
Ep. 113: How to Create Goals That Get Results

I used to never be a person who made goals ever. My close friends that have known me for a long time know that I have really transformed into a new me. Years ago, New Years Day would roll around and I would say bah humbug to resolutions and goals. What was the point? All I was ever going to be was Christian’s mom and a wife. Have you ever felt like this? Today, people ask me how I get so much done. I owe my accomplishments, big and small, to realistic goal setting.

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December 28, 2020
Ep. 112: A New Year, A New You...Reasonable Weight Loss Tips

For the next few episodes, I will be doing a series for the new year called New Year, New You. Since the new year is when we tend to try to get back on track, I have broken these down into a few topics. This week I’ll be talking about getting healthier. Next we will talk about goals, getting organized and then on to getting a healthy mindset.

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December 16, 2020
Ep. 111: Amazing Feng Shui Tips to Try Right Now

I had heard of feng shui, but I did not know much about it. As far as I knew at the time, it was some kind of Chinese way of decorating. And that’s what it is, but there’s more to it than that. According to Google, it’s a Chinese practice that helps people align their energies with their surroundings.

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November 22, 2020
Ep. 110: The Ultimate Guide to Hygge, the Art of Cozy

If you totally immerse yourself in hygge, you will feel awesome. In fact, as I was getting my material ready for this episode, I had candles lit, the fireplace on, the station Acoustic Chill on my Alexa, and a kissed caramel hot chocolate. Let’s talk about how you can get your hygge on!

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November 7, 2020
Ep. 109: Super Simple Changes to Spice Up Your Life

Some things need to be routine and a little on the boring side. But every once in a while I get into this lull, where there’s nothing really exciting going on, there’s nothing to look forward to at the moment and all the days seem to feel like the same day. Literally, on Tuesday, I thought it was Thursday. Do you know how sad that is once I realized it was really Tuesday? Do you ever feel like all the days just kind of swirl together into one big long day? Today, I want to talk about how to make things just a little more exciting each day.

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November 2, 2020
Ep. 108: Completely Change Your Money Mindset

I am a work in progress when it comes to my money mindset. I am on a teacher’s income functioning as a single mom. Although very happily married, if you did not know, we do not live together (long story), and we do not share our incomes. At work, the people I work the closest with are married and live on 2 incomes. My parents and cousins are all super successful. I am super proud of them. They have worked hard to get where they are. They also chose different career paths, and had I done the same, I too, could be doubling what I make now, if not tripling it. I have had to work on my mindset because at times, I have gotten very negative about it. It’s totally on me. I am the only one who controls my thoughts, so I am fully to blame for any negativity that I have had towards money. It is very easy for me to get down on myself when I see people at work going out to lunch together and I never can. I rarely buy new clothes, my roots are showing most of the time, and my nails are never manicured professionally. I could keep going, but I, like I said, have changed my money mindset. I’m only telling you some of my negative thoughts so you can see how changing my mindset of money has changed. I was already a few years in as far as changing my mindset about money, but after reading this book, I feel myself changing even more.

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October 24, 2020
Ep. 107: When You Feel Like You're Losing It

Having a child go off to college causes the feeling of grief. I’m thinking it just has to run its course I guess. But there’s a twist. It feels like my son broke up with me, and I just really want him to like me. The funny thing is, I know he likes me, in fact he loves me! But all of a sudden he is on his own and busy with new friends (again a good thing) and classes and basketball that when I call, he is constantly rushing to get me off the phone. He called once just to chat, and boy, was I on top of the world. Seriously, though, it feels like I am grieving with a side of a break up. I have been doing a ton of things just to keep myself from having to stop and cry. Here's how I'm keeping myself from losing it...

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October 5, 2020
Ep. 106: Want to be Truly Inspired? Try Genius Hour!

I am telling you about Genius Hour for so many reasons. The obvious would be that if you are a teacher or homeschooling your child, you might want to give Genius Hour a try. But more importantly, I am telling you this because YOU might want to give Genius Hour a try. Listen in to find out what Genius Hour is and how you can use it to get inspired and learn something new!

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September 23, 2020
Ep. 105: Change Your Life through Journaling

If you have been listening for awhile, you have heard me talk about the importance of journaling.  I have been journaling daily for a few years now, and it has really changed my life.  I wanted to dive in and tell you in detail about how I journal exactly, because I came to the realization that I never really explained the type of journaling that I do!

See, journaling can be intimidating, even to me.  And just so you know, when I write in a journal, I am not writing on a blank page.  Oh no, now THAT would be intimidating.  I keep a blank journal on me at all times, especially at work, but that is for jotting down the millions of thoughts and ideas that run through my mind all day.  I think often people like the idea of journaling, but really don’t know where to begin.  

In today's episode, I talk about the new journal created for busy people or for anyone who sees the value in journaling, but has been intimidated by staring at a blank page. Look no further, and watch your life change with my brand new Create the Awesome Journal!

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September 12, 2020
Ep. 104: How to Get Your Groove on and Connect with Friends

Am I irritated with the "new normal" that COVID as brought with it, or am I irritated because I'm not creative enough to figure out how to have a new kind of fun? Probably both, but in today's episode, I am going to introduce you to what we have been doing lately which is getting our groove on with friends in a new and exciting way! It has been literally and figurative like a breath of fresh air.

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September 5, 2020
Ep. 103: The Lazy Girl's Guide to Losing Weight

Today I want to talk about how I lost 7 pounds over the last 2 and a half weeks. It is a very big deal that I did this.  Here’s why:

I am the type of person who does not like to work out.  I don’t like diets.  I love bar food, fried food, homemade baked goods and so much more food that is super bad for you.  I love going out to eat. 

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August 25, 2020
Ep. 102: The One Thing You Need to Have in Order to Have the Courage to Try

In this episode, I talk about creating the “let’s see what happens” mindset, especially since I have had my life change so much lately that all I can do is change my mindset!

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August 15, 2020
Ep. 101: Tips that You Absolutely Need for Getting Ready to Go Back to School

It is back to school season, and I really hope I can keep up with the podcast! I have no intention of not doing it weekly, but I am feeling a little anxious about school starting just like I do every year, but there is added stress with all of the changes due to the corona virus, and that is what I want to talk about today.

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August 8, 2020
Ep 100: How to Live with Someone Who Has COVID: A Survival Guide

Last week I talked about how I was regulating my 8 year old’s ipad usage, and wouldn’t you know it, as soon as we started to get a grip on things, 2 people in my family got COVID. I wouldn’t normally want to talk about it because I know you get enough information about the coronavirus from your own news, but I was thinking maybe you would be interested in hearing about it first hand from someone who was living with someone who had it. I can tell you, it isn’t completely like what you are hearing on the news. It has also been eye opening for me as well. I hope that no one in your family gets it, but if they do, I will be sharing with you how we dealt with it with much success. No one else in the house caught it.

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July 28, 2020
Ep. 99: Your Child's Mental Health and Breaking the Ipad Addiction

This week I want to talk about kids and their ipads. If you have children, your March quarantine situation might sound similar to mine. Fast forward to the present, which is the end of July 2020 as I record this, my 8 year old is now full blown addicted to her ipad. This is my story of how I am weaning her off.

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July 22, 2020
Ep. 98: Steps to Prepare Your Child for Wearing a Mask in School

There are so many questions about what school is going to look like in the fall. It sounds like most schools will have the option to go back. If that is the case, one common thing I am hearing is that the students and staff will definitely need to wear a mask.

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July 15, 2020
Ep 97: Frustrated? Here's How to Fix It!

Is the pandemic, politics and all the other craziness that's going on in the world right now driving you to complete and total frustration? In this episode, I talk about ways to calm down your mind and your life in some easy, cost-free ways!

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July 6, 2020
Ep. 96: Learn How to Create and Play with Lizzie LaRock

I like to consider myself a pretty positive person, and I, for the record saw a ton of positive things during the lockdown, but I too, got sucked into feeling kind of blue. In Ohio, when this all went down, we were literally quarantined. The weather was bad, everything was pretty much closed and we were afraid to go anywhere. I am so thankful that things are starting to open up! Then, once things started to get a little bit better, we had the riots and all the horrible things that went with that. When I was really starting to get down in the dumps, I discovered photographer/writer/positivity psychology based coachLizzie LaRock.

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June 28, 2020
Ep. 95: Combating Racism through Educating and Not Shaming

Honestly, I don’t really enjoy talking about racism. It’s a heated, emotional and personal topic for me, but I’m going to do it in a hopefully light hearted nature. I have this need to educate and not shame, and I’m concerned that if I don’t talk about it, the nagging feeling just won’t go away!

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June 21, 2020
Ep. 94: Interview with CEOs and Co-founders of Kindness.org Melissa Burmester and Jaclyn Lindsey

In this episode, I sit down to chat with CEO and Co-Founders of Kindess.org, Melissa Burmester and Jaclyn Lindsey. We talk about their mission to promote kindness through their website and new book titled Be Kind: A Year of Kindness One Day at a Time.

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June 15, 2020
Ep. 93 How to Get Rid of To Do Lists

I have lots of messes all around me. I have about 5000 emails I need to delete. I have a box (it is pretty, I should mention, from 31) full of papers that should probably be filed. I also used to have sticky notes and to do lists all over the place. I am more organized than I used to be, but I definitely have a long way to go. My problem is that normally I am flying by the seat of my pants. If you can relate, I am about to change your life!

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June 6, 2020
Ep. 92: A Simple Thing You Can Do to Get Organized

his past week I went to visit a friend who works for the Apple Store. I needed some help with some tech stuff, and she got a glimpse of my desktop screen. I thought she might have a panic attack! I am very aware of the mess. Literally, every time I take a screenshot, it lands on my desktop. Downloads? To the desktop they go. Literally, the icons were overlapping each other and I couldn’t find anything. It was bad.

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May 31, 2020
Ep. 91: Creating Positive "What If" Statements

Today, I want to talk about the "what ifs" in life. I used to say "what if" all the time. For example, when starting this podcast, I had so many "what ifs." Starting a podcast is so out of my comfort zone. I felt a constant nagging feeling to start one, but I kept saying, what if I don’t have time? What if no one listens? What if people think it’s stupid? I could keep going. One thing I never asked myself is "What if I’m a success? What if I have lots of listeners? What if no one hates it?"

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May 25, 2020
Ep. 90: A Surprising Way to Soothe the Soul

I have been made very aware of birds lately, (Thank you, Dale Garret for making me more aware). I have added a new awesome thing to my morning routine! The past few days have been gorgeous in northern Ohio, so when I have my morning coffee, read my devotional and write in my journal like I have been every morning for awhile now, I take it outside to my front porch. This is an awesome way to start the day. In this episode, find out why birds can be very soothing to the soul!

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May 18, 2020
Ep. 89: Silly Discipline and a Joyful Mindful Activity

Today I want to talk about 2 really awesome things that happened this past week! The first is a new discipline technique that was a little crazy. I am thinking that the stay at home order has gotten to me and I have lost my mind. The second is a mindfulness activity that my husband and I did that took our minds off the negativity for a while.

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May 13, 2020
Ep. 88: Adding Structure and Fun into the Home!

In this episode, I'll talk about some ways I have added structure and fun into our home. If your routine is getting stagnant, this episode is for you!

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May 3, 2020
Ep. 87: Inexpensive and Easy Mother's Day Gifts that You Can Create Without Leaving Your Home

Mother's Day is next Sunday. For some of you, this will be challenging because you might not get to see your mom, or you have been in the home with your mom for 8 weeks straight and it will be challenging to surprise her. I’ve got a few solutions!

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April 25, 2020
Ep. 86: The Books I'm Reading

I love reading, but kind of had to give it up because I don’t have time to sit and read. The 3 books I’ve been reading, actually listening to on Audible, are the first book of Harry Potter and A Course in Miracles by Pam Grout. I love listening to books while I drive or clean or cook. It makes those tasks more fun! And then I have been reading the actual book called “A Moment to Breathe” by several authors. It is my morning devotional book. Listen to this episode to hear about how these books are impacting my mindset and my life!

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April 20, 2020
Ep. 85: The Importance of Letter Writing

working through my 100 Life Challenges book! It is a book full of 30 day challenges! I learn a lot each day, improve my mental health, and I have some fun! My next challenge is to write a letter each day for 30 days. In this episode you'll learn the importance of letter writing, who to write, and what to write about! I hope you'll join me in this 30 day challenge!

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April 12, 2020
Ep. 84: Creative Things to Do While Quarantined

I’ve enjoyed doing new things with my family. People that I see on Facebook have also been doing things for fun that they don’t normally do. I really love the creativity, and I challenge myself to make everyday activities a little more interesting. I have compiled a list of fun things that either I have done, or plan to, along with some other suggestions from my Facebook group.

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April 6, 2020
Ep. 83: You Can Make a Difference

If anything positive is going to come out of this corona virus catastrophe, it is up to us to do something. How can we make a difference right now, while in quarantine? I think part of the reason many of us are down, presently, is because we kind of feel like we don’t have a purpose. I have discovered that we can all make a difference in our homes all over this land.

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March 29, 2020
Ep. 82 There's No Time to Be a Victim

How are you all doing with the corona virus shutdown? It’s such a strange thing isn’t it? I have had probably every emotion possible all in a week’s time. But I refuse to become a victim. Listen in to hear how I'm doing that.

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March 22, 2020
Ep. 81 Creating a New Routine During the Corona Virus Shutdown

Last week, I talked about ways to get your child to get their school work done at home. Today I want to talk about all the other things that may be going on in your home outside of the school part such as meals, laundry, quality time and just plain old getting IT DONE! In this episode, I talk about some fun things that we have added to our new routine to bring back the awesomeness!

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March 17, 2020
Ep. 80: Online School, Your Child and the Corona Virus

What I’m here to talk about today is how to get your school aged children through the corona virus shut down. For those of you who are new here, I am a 5th grade teacher, so I have tons of insight from the teacher’s perspective and from a parent’s perspective. All I want to do in this episode is try to make the next few months tolerable for you and your child!

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March 11, 2020
Ep.m 79: Quick and Easy Acts of Kindness

I have been practicing ways to get happy. Yes, practicing! I think when one is sad, it’s okay, but just don’t hang out there forever! Doing a random act of kindness can definitely boost your vibe!

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March 4, 2020
Episode 78: The Fun 15!

Shawn Achor, psychologist and the author of the book titled The Happiness Advantage, talks about the science behind happiness. He’s done a ton of research and experiments on how to get happy. He says that we need to be happy first, and then we will find success. Shawn Achor suggests is to do at least 15 minutes of cardio a day, but it has to be something that you actually enjoy. He calls this the Fun 15!

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February 23, 2020
Ep. 77: Train Your Brain to be Positive in Just 2 Minutes!

There are a variety of very doable things one can do to get happy. One of them is practicing gratitude which I talk about a lot on this show. I can tell you that it works because I have been practicing gratitude on a daily basis for years now, and it has really changed my life. Author and psychologist Shawn Achor suggests to write for 2 minutes about a positive moment that happened in the last 24 hours. Listen in so see how this trained my mind to look for the positivity in my day today!

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February 19, 2020
Ep. 76: Creating a Positive Mindset

So today, I want to talk about getting a positive mindset. People who know me well know that life has not always been awesomeness this and awesomeness that for me. I have had my struggles just like everyone else. I still do, but now, with a positive mindset, I look at struggles more as challenges that I will overcome.

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February 9, 2020
Ep. 75: Things I Stopped Buying Part 2

Last week I talked about 3 things that I stopped buying. As I wrote the outline for the episode I discovered that I actually quit buying more things than what I wanted to fit into just one episode, so today will be part 2.

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February 1, 2020
Ep. 74: Things I Stopped Buying Part 1

In this episode, I am going to talk about a few products that I stopped buying and why.

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January 20, 2020
Ep. 73: Starting Something Brand New

In this episode, I am going to talk about something brand new that I want to do that has made it into my crazy head!

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January 13, 2020
Ep. 72: Mindfulness and How to Use It in Your Daily Life

In this episode, I am going to explain what I learned about mindfulness this week and how I had to put it into use!

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January 6, 2020
Ep. 71: How to Wait Well

In today's episode, I am going to talk about the art of waiting, and yes, I think I may have turned it into an art! I’m not sure how I managed to do this, but I actually enjoy waiting. I have turned it into some quality free time, with and without kids!

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January 1, 2020
Ep. 70: Books to Help You Jumpstart 2020

n this episode, I am going to talk about 3 books that are part of my life right now. If your not a reader, only 1 of them are your traditional reading type of a book, so don’t stop listening! The other book will help you connect with a loved one, and the last one will help you become even more awesome!

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December 26, 2019
Ep. 69: Goal Ideas for the New Year

In today’s episode, I am going to share my goals for the new year with you as well as any resources that are going to help me accomplish them. Everything will be in the show notes and on my website at yddoa.com/69.

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December 16, 2019
Ep. 68:From Keto to Plant Based

My son recently watched a documentary on Netflix called Game Changer. It’s all about how amazing athletes switched over to a plant based diet and all the benefits that go with it. I have been on the Keto diet off and on for about a year or two, and my son eats a ton of protein. After watching the Game Changer, we have decided to try the plant based diet that everyone is talking about. In this episode, I talk about how we are going to get it done!

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December 9, 2019
Ep. 67: Realistic Decluttering for the Non-Pinterest Mom

If you are struggling with getting motivated to declutter or if you are having trouble finding the time to do it, then this episode is definitely for you.

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December 2, 2019
Ep. 66 Get Your Gratitude Groove On!

In this episode, I breakdown 7 scientifically proven benefits of gratitude.

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November 24, 2019
Ep. 65: Journaling for the Overwhelmed

According to positivepsychology.com, journaling provides the following benefit. Listen to this episode to hear it can impact your day!

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November 18, 2019
Ep. 64: My Favorite Podcasts

Last week I talked about gift giving, and today, I am going to talk a little bit about gift giving once again.

I am going to tell you about the latest podcasts I have been listening to.  How does this have to do with gift giving? Do you know someone who hasn’t yet discovered the awesomeness of podcasts?  Well, you can  give the gift of a podcast.

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November 11, 2019
Ep. 63: Inexpensive & Useful Gifts That You Probably Never Thought Of

You might be thinking, why is she already talking about Christmas? Thanksgiving hasn’t happened yet! Well, after spending many many years scrambling around at the last minute, I thought I’d better get a game plan put into action now that it is officially November!

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November 2, 2019
Ep. 62: How I Get My "Hygge" on, the Art of Cozy

Hygge? What? “What did she say?” you might be thinking. What’s that? Hygge is the Danish word for the art of cozy and I am completely obsessed with it. Listen in to see how to maximize the hygge in your life!

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October 27, 2019
Ep. 61: How to Make Laundry Awesome! Seriously!

Has laundry taken up your life? There are 4 people in my home. Three of them are in sports. This makes for a ton of laundry on a daily basis. My home life seemed to be consisting of making meals, cleaning it up, doing the laundry and repeat. Does this sound familiar? I have not put an end to the laundry. It will always be there. I have, however, figured out to make this necessary task awesome!

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October 20, 2019
Ep. 60: A Simple Way to Feel Rejuvenated at Work

In today’s episode, I am going to talk about how I am getting my act together at work.

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October 13, 2019
Ep. 59: How to Create an Environmentally Friendly Household

In this episode, I talk about how I have spent an extensive amount of time to find out for myself if this is actually true. I did lots of Google searching and have had conversations with a variety of people who have confirmed that this is indeed, true!

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October 7, 2019
Ep. 58: New Website, New Start, Same Awesome Podcast

Spiva media offers podcasting services, executive producer services, podcast network and marketing services.

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September 30, 2019
Ep. 57: How I Became a Morning Person

It's hard to become a morning person when you have been a night owl for your entire life. In this episode, I talk about how I made the transition in 4 easy steps.

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September 8, 2019
Bonus Episode: Why I'm Taking a Hiatus

After much thought and discussion, I have decided to take a 3 week break. Due to the growth of the show. Listen to see what is to come!

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September 2, 2019
Ep. 56: A Super Easy and Fun Cleaning Tip for Kids!

In this episode, I talk about an awesome homemade cleanser that gets stains out of couches. Hailey is 8 years old and is actually enjoying it! Listen in to find out how I make chores fun so that my kids are more likely to do them without arguing!

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August 26, 2019
Ep. 55: Make Someone's Day!

In this episode, I do a little recap about Episode 44: How Your Reactions Create a Ripple Effect. In that episode, I talked about how I was having an awful day, but then, when we went out to eat, the server was great and it put me in a better mood! Our vibe, energy or whatever you want to call it, can really effect someone else! Listen in to see how our server reacted when I told him about how I made an episode about him!

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August 19, 2019
Ep. 54: Clever Tools to Simplify Your Life

Listen to this episode to find out how I am simplifying back to school by giving up grocery shopping!

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August 12, 2019
Ep. 53: Loneliness and Long Distance Relationships

Being in a log distance relationship with my husband is tough. In this episode, I share how I conquer loneliness.

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August 7, 2019
Ep. 52: Two Separate Homes, One Happy Marriage

I reveal how my husband, Rev. Dr. Bill Liming, and I manage a happy and healthy marriage while choosing to live in separate homes 1 hour apart.

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July 31, 2019
Ep. 51: Create a Book of Abundance

Do you need a quick way to get a positive mindset? Then this episode is for you! I just recently finished the book by Sarah Jenners called "Feel the Fear But Do It Anyway." Listen in to get the details!

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July 28, 2019
Ep. 50: Slime, YouTube and YOU!

In this episode, I talk about why it's totally okay for your child to jump onto the slime bandwagon and make some slime!

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July 22, 2019
Ep. 49: An Easy Way to Find Peace

I’m recording today from Mesa Verde, Colorado! I have been out in nature for days and loving it! In this episode, I talk about how being in nature can help you become more peaceful!

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July 18, 2019
Ep. 48: Necessary Tools to Help You Save Time

Due to my crazy and chaotic life as a mom of 5, wife, teacher and children's ministry director, I will do pretty much anything to save time. In this episode, I talk about 3 important tools that I use daily/weekly, to keep our family up and running!

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July 15, 2019
Ep. 47: The Anniversary Episode and Life Lessons

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR DAILY DOSE OF AWESOME! This podcast is officially 1 year old! In this episode I talk about some of the life lessons that I've learned in my podcasting journey.

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July 11, 2019
Ep. 46: The Key to Conquering Your Fears

What are your fears? Does trying new things make you feel fearful? I am reading a new book called "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" by Susan Jeffers. Are you tired of feeling fearful? In this episode, I talk about the one thing that will help you conquer your fears.

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July 4, 2019
Ep. 45: Overcoming Overwhelm "ness"

In this episode, I talk about how I managed to completely overbook myself, power through it and not hurt anyone in the process! I did this by using the following tools of AWESOMENESS!!

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June 29, 2019
Ep. 44: How Your Reactions Create a Ripple Effect

In this episode I talk about how our reactions cause others to react. We can cause a chain of negativity or a chain of AWESOMENESS! Let’s do this!

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June 25, 2019
Ep. 43: What Your Teen Wants You to Know About Dating Part 2

In this episode, I continue the conversation I had with our church’s youth group. They flip the script and talk about how they’d like their parents to react about teen dating. Super eye opening!

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June 22, 2019
Ep. 42: What Your Teen Wants You to Know About Dating Part 1

High school dating is very different from when I was in school. In this episode, I talk openly with the youth group of Montrose Zion United Methodist Church about how they build relationships. If you have any questions that you’d like me to ask the group, I’m sure they would be happy to answer them honestly.

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June 17, 2019
Ep. 41: How I Become An Extrovert in Social Situations

I am with children constantly due to my profession. Therefore social time with adults can be intimidating because I’m out of practice. In this episode I talk about how I pull off being an extrovert when it doesn’t come naturally.

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June 15, 2019
Ep. 40: The Better Than Nothing Workout

Are you the type of person who all of your friends are working out and runners and cross fitters, etc., and you are just trying get up off the couch or find time to breathe? You want to workout, but you feel like it's impossible. You see your friends' posts with them showing their biceps and lifting a crazy amount of weight. Does it make you feel a little inadequate? Well, this multitasking mom has found a way to workout. I call it the "Better Than Nothing Workout."

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June 11, 2019
Ep. 39: Would You Repeat Your Life if You Had To?

In this episode I toss around the idea of “What if you had to live your life over 1000 times?” Would you? If not, find out how to create the life you’d want to repeat!

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June 8, 2019
Ep. 38: Ideas to Spark Your Passion

Do you struggle with finding your purpose or passion in life? In this episode I share a tool called the Passion Test which will help you discover what you are made to do in this life!

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June 5, 2019
Ep. 37: An Awesome Analogy to Use on Your Journey Towards Awesomeness

In this episode I use the analogy of a bus as my life and the passengers are the people who support me in my journey towards awesomeness. I call it my Bus of Awesomeness! Learn how to use this analogy to get your life headed in the direction towards your dreams!

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June 3, 2019
Ep. 36: Life Changing Ways to Use Essential Oils

In this episode I talk to long time listener and doTerra Essential Oils Consultant Megan Smith about how essential oils can help you stay healthy and happy!

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June 1, 2019
Bonus Episode: Things You Might Not Have Known About Me

Due to the growth of this podcast, I thought it would be a good time to let my listeners into the depths of this life of mine. In this episode, I talk about the key points in my life that led me to this podcast, and why I think having a positive outlook on life is one of the healthiest things you can do for your mind, body and soul.

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May 29, 2019
Ep. 35: The Benefits of Drinking Water First Thing in the Morning

In this episode, I talk about how I added a new habit to my morning routine which is drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning. I never would have thought about doing this, let alone thought that I would notice a change!

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May 26, 2019
Ep. 34: An Easy and Fabulous Way to Boost Your Awesomeness

In this episode, I talk about the Fabulous App and how it is making me more fabulous everyday!

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May 18, 2019
Ep. 33 Finding Balance

In this episode I talk to small business owner, Joel Vasko, about how he balances a day job, a side hustle, and a family. Joel Vasko is the owner of Pearl Performance V Twin where he services and customizes Harley Davidsons.

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May 12, 2019
Ep. 32: How to Convert Wasted Time into Moments That Count

In this episode I talk about an easy and quick way to audit your time. Discover how much joy you have each day and what to do if there isn’t enough. Remember time is something you’ll never get back!

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May 6, 2019
Ep. 31: How I Made Some Extra Cash by Giving It Away!

All I can say is what comes around, goes around and is MULTIPLIED, when you give! Find out what happened with my experiment of giving away a dollar a day!

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April 28, 2019
Ep. 30: Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Make the World More Awesome

In this episode I talk with Bryan Humphrey, owner of Cleaning for a Cause, about the importance of helping others, and how helping other can also help you!

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April 21, 2019
Ep. 29: The Impact of Having an Awesome Attitude (feat. Gary Broadbent)

In this episode I talk to entrepreneur/motivational speaker/Boomerang Champion of the World, Gary Broadbent about how he took a boomerang and an awesome attitude and turned it into a successful business and way of life. Gary's electrifying personality and positive message has changed my life as well as everyone he meets!

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April 14, 2019
Ep. 28: How to Jump Start a Positive Mindset

In this episode I give you 2 awesome and easy things you can do right now to have a positive mindset.

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April 6, 2019
Ep. 27: What It’s Like to be on the Autism Spectrum

Have you ever heard the phrase “on the spectrum?” In this episode, my guest talks openly about what it’s like to live with Asperger’s Syndrome.

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April 4, 2019
Ep. 26: How to Conquer Your Fear of Trying Something New

In this episode, I get real about how I conquered my fears and went for it. If I can do it, you can too!

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March 31, 2019
Bonus Episode: The Importance of Staying in the Moment

Life is full of things that we HAVE to do. Take some time each day to do one silly thing! Live in the moment!

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March 24, 2019
Ep. 25: How I Got Energized in Under 1 Week

Somehow I managed to get out of a grumpy slump this week! Check out this episode to discover how I did it.

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March 19, 2019
Ep. 24: Mind Blowing Ways to Create More Time in Your Day So You Can Stop Multitasking!

BONUS EPISODE!!! Want to know how this busy mom/teacher found more time in her day? You won’t want to miss this bonus episode! I’ll talk about how my latest sponsor has helped me save time and what I will do with my new found extra time!

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March 16, 2019
Ep. 23: My Secret to Keeping It Together

Everyday I am pulled into a thousand directions seemingly at once. It is very easy to lose my sanity, which in turn, can cause myself and those around me to have a bad day. In this episode, I share my secret on how I keep it together.

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March 9, 2019
Ep. 22: Things No One Tells You About Parenting

Who is the boss in your home? You or your child? In this episode, I talk about getting a handle on my parenting skills!

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March 3, 2019
Ep. 21: Steps to Turn Waiting into FUN!

In this episode, I tackle each of the topics covered in Victoria Prooday's article titled "Reasons Today's Kids are Bored, Entitled, Impatient with Few Real Friends. I update you on how I am replacing technology in my home with more meaningful activities, and how to teach patience to children.

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February 24, 2019
Ep. 20: How to Replace Technology with Meaningful Moments

In this episode I share a very enlightening article called “Reasons Today’s Kids are Bored, Entitled, Impatient, with Few Real Friends.” This week I discuss how technology is making learning in the classroom a challenge and how we can replace technology with meaningful moments.

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February 18, 2019
Ep. 19: Completely Change Your Life by Learning Something New

In this episode, I talk about finding your zest for learning!

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February 10, 2019
Ep. 18: How to Find Joy in Small Moments

In this episode, I talk about the coolest way to document your life in just 1 Second a Day! (Yes, it is capitalized for a reason!)

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February 4, 2019
Ep. 17: Start a Daily Project

As adults, we often do not have time for a hobby, let alone have something fun to do on a daily basis. In this episode, I talk about awesome projects you can do only for fun, that take literally 1 second of your day!

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January 31, 2019
Bonus Episode: A Lighthearted Way to Deal with Conflict

Wouldn’t it be fun if we could simplify dealing with conflict? This is our take on it, and it’s been cracking us up all week!

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January 28, 2019
Ep. 16: Dealing with Conflict, a Ref's Point to View

How well do you deal with conflict and confrontations? With the Superbowl right around the corner, I thought who better to ask, than a referee?

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January 26, 2019
Bonus Episode: Listener Spotify Playlist

Check out my first ever, Your Daily Dose of Awesome Listener Playlist (Morning Edition) on Spotify.

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January 21, 2019
Ep. 15: The Importance of Letting Others Be Themselves

In this episode, I talk to Chris Cox, host of Multiple Podcast Disorder about what it's like to grow up trying desperately to fit in by hiding who were really were.

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January 16, 2019
Bonus Episode: The Shine App

In this Little Dose of Awesome, I talk about my new fave app: Shine! I can't get enough of it! Listen in to find out why!

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January 13, 2019
Ep. 14: Have Something to Look Forward To

In this episode I talk about having something to look forward to each and everyday! Life is short! Make it awesome!

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January 10, 2019
Bonus Episode: An Easy Way to Celebrate Others

I am declaring Fridays as Shout Out Day! Join me by celebrating one person a week by giving them a shout out! WOOT! WOOT!

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January 6, 2019
Ep. 12: How to Treat People with Disabilities

Daniel Spiva and I will talk about how to treat others with and without disabilities. So maybe I should have titled this “How to Treat Humans?”

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December 29, 2018
Ep. 11: Awesome Things to Add to Daily Chaos So Your Day Isn’t so Chaotic!

Do you have daily chaos, like getting the kids out the door on time? In this episode, I talk about little, easy things you can add to you day to make the chaos a little bit awesome!

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December 23, 2018
Ep. 10: How to Prepare to Crush Goals in 2019

In this episode, I talk to goal setting guru Dini from the podcast Dinitruths. Dini shares tips on how he never deviates from his goals.

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December 16, 2018
Ep. 9: What It’s Like to be Homeless

In this episode, I get real with Quartez Richardson, host of The Four Pillar Effect. We talk about being positive when the cards seem to be stacked against us.

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December 9, 2018
Ep. 8: A Podcast Mishap and Using Coping Skills!

In this episode, I talk about the highs and lows of life and how to cope!

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December 2, 2018
Ep. 7: Christmas Gifts to Inspire You or Someone You Love!

In this episode I talk about Christmas gifts that are sure to inspire you or someone you love!

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November 25, 2018
Ep. 6: Are you making your children or significant other feel like a burden?

Do you find yourself quick to yell or get angry easily when dealing with your child or perhaps even your spouse? In this episode, I talk about how to step up our parenting game!

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November 18, 2018
Ep. 5: Awesome Ways to Cope with Seasonal Depression

In this episode I list the most common symptoms of seasonal depression and how to move on from it.

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November 11, 2018
Ep. 4: Interview with Gregg Clunis

In this episode, I talk with podcast host/author/entrepreneur Gregg Clunis about dreaming big, being fearless and making it happen!

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November 8, 2018
Ep. 3: Create a “Give List” instead of a “Wish List!”

This week, instead of making a Christmas wish list, try making a “give” list. We all have something to offer this world that no one else can. What can you give in order to move your corner of the world forward in a positive way?

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October 28, 2018
Ep. 2: Your Ideas are Your Responsibilities!

In today's episode, I announce the next tasks in our challenge, an interview with author Wendy Fedan, and why it's your responsibility to bring your ideas into a reality.

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October 22, 2018
Ep. 1: Create What You Want to Exist

What do you want to see exist in this world? Create it!

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