Book Report: Joyful

Have you ever read a book that took something intangible (such as joy) and the author made it feel approachable and, dare I say, attainable?

That's exactly how I felt while reading Ingrid Fetell Lee's “Joyful.” I've always sought to cultivate joy, but Ingrid gave me the framework and vernacular to take my study to the next level.

Throughout the book she explores how joy can be purposefully created through measures both big and small, and she equips us with the tools to cultivate joy in our own lives too!

In addition to this mini book report, this week I also share how I strike the balance between working towards big, audacious goals while also appreciating each and every day. I delve more into how I do this through flow states, a gratitude practice with my husband, and finally my Start Today Journal practice too!

The Habit of Movement with Alice Havill

The Special Podcast Series continues this week with a further exploration of Physical Activity…one of Kate's all time favorite topics.

Kate sat down virtually with Alice Havill - a fearless adventurer who loves to ski, run, rock climb, and everything in between - and shared a conversation about the habit of physical activity, the benefits of movement (and it's not just the obvious that we get into!), as well the personal mantras we both lean on when a physical pursuit starts to test our wherewithal. 

So pour yourself a fresh cup of joe and start your week off listening to two girlfriends encourage and inspire you towards joyful movement.

You Too Can Embrace Joyful Movement

Join Kate this week as she dives into the next piece of IIN’s Circle of Life Exercise - Physical Activity. Joyful movement is an integral part of Kate’s life, but that’s taken years of embracing sweating as a means of mental health support and establishing habits that support an active lifestyle to make it part of her daily routine. It can be difficult to add movement to your day when you are already juggling family, work, a social life, you name it...but if you feel stuck or need motivation to adapt an active lifestyle, then this is the episode for you.

Bonus Episode: Reflections On Self Worth With Loukia Mastrodimos

If you could reach back through the time-space continuum, knowing what you know now, what is something you wish you could share with yourself, from ten years ago? “I would say to that 40-year-old, you are worthy as you are. You are worthy whether or not you get married, whether or not you have kids, … Continue reading Bonus Episode: Reflections On Self Worth With Loukia Mastrodimos