Today I open up and share what that process looked like (hint: it took a lot of time, dedication, and determination - but it was 100% worth the work!) and how I'm systematically dismantling my tendencies towards perfectionism and instead am choosing to embrace courage and bravery, not perfection at all costs.
Have you ever had a day where you woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Where you could turn your day around if you actually tried, but maybe you don't know where to start?
On those days I like to break out my "Joy List" and purposefully make my off-feeling day into a good one, by harnessing the power of intention and joy. After listening to today's episode, I challenge you to make your own "Joy List," so that the next time you wake up feeling a little funky, you know exactly what to do to turn your day around.
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!
Alice also shares the advice she'd give to her ten-year-ago self, which is sure to make you smile, take a moment to pause, and recommit to enjoying the journey and not getting lost in the pursuit of the destination.
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.