Episode Notes

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Episode #19

Living Boldly With Loukia Mastrodimos

This week we welcome Master Midlife Mindset Coach, Loukia Mastrodimos, to the podcast as we continue exploring IIN’s Circle of Life Exercise with a focus on Health.

Loukia shares her journey of being a lifelong educator and at the peak of her career, when she realized she was unfulfilled, unhealthy, and miserable.  It was at that time that she decided to change her life. Loukia shares what that transformation has looked like for her personal health, her mindset, and her business – Midlife In Bold, Inc.


Bonus Episode

What Are Primary Foods And How Do I Nurture Them?

The primary foods are: healthy relationships, regular physical activity, fulfilling career (or “calling” as I interpret it), and spiritual practice.

This week I share what small things I do to nurture my four Primary Foods and invite you to explore what that might look like in your own life as well.


Episode #18

Permission Granted: It’s Time To Prioritize Your Health

What does “Health” mean to you?

For me, it means making myself a priority. It looks like fueling my body with food that blesses it. It looks like meditating, journaling, and moving my body to support my mental and physical health. It looks like reading and being a life-long learner to nurture my soul. It looks like painting and sewing and creating and crafting because it makes my heart sing. Because here’s the kicker. If you don’t do it, nobody will.


Episode #17

Living Intentionally in 2021: The Special Series Begins!

Did 2020 leave you feeling a little bruised? Same. There were some absolutely bright, beautiful moments last year, but it was a challenging year.

Did I come out of the year stronger and more resilient then ever? Hell yes. Am I exhausted from all that growth? You know it.

Because of this, in 2021 I’m going back to basics. I want to build a strong holistic foundation upon which I’ll lean into my good habits, love myself well, and in turn be better prepared to care for and serve others.


Episode #16

When Enough Was Enough Featuring Jamie Hill

After having her “something’s gotta change” moment, Jamie Hill decided to take control of her life. Now almost two years later, she and her family are approaching financial freedom, they’ve purchased their forever home, and she’s transitioned from a traditional 9-5 to working her own business which she’s grown as a side hustle into a full-time career. Most of all, her hard work in every area of life has given her back the gift of time. Which, in my humble opinion, is the greatest currency we have.


Episode #15

Becoming a Phoenix – A Conversation with Arianna Zabriskie

Have you ever watched someone transform and be in total awe? Well friends, that’s how I’ve felt watching Arianna Zabriskie’s story unfold. Arianna is a personal friend, and in the past year she’s completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, started her Doctoral studies, lived through a pandemic, grown her business, AND welcomed her daughter into the world. Tune in to learn how to tap into your inner strength and resilience from this incredible lady!


Episode #14

How I Draw Inspiration From My Tiara-Wearing, Lasso-Wielding Hero

Do you have a hero? Someone real or fictional from whom you can draw strength, inspiration, and confidence when you need it most? Well I sure as heck do, and it’s none other than Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Tune in to find out why she’s my hero and the simple item I wear every single day to remind me to embody her courageous attitude.


Episode #13

Creativity Abounds with Amy Price

I am so excited this week to share with you a conversation I had with my cousin Amy Price. Amy is one of the most creative people I know, and today she’s sharing her story of how she came to work on Broadway, the pivots she’s taken since COVID-19 entered the picture (here’s a hint, her thriving Etsy store is the result of a desire to protect the people in her community and grew wildly from there), what creative pursuits she’s currently leaning into, and what to do if you find yourself in a creative rut. 


Episode #12

How to Make Personal Finance Approachable

Often times I find money is a taboo topic, so let’s break down that mental barrier, learn together, and walk confidently in the direction of our dreams. I’ve learned from personal experience that once you have a financial plan, any stress that was once associated with your finances is lifted. Even if you’re paying off debt, or saving an emergency fund, or working towards another big goal – just having a plan and implementing it day in and out will allow you to release  a giant sigh of relief.


Episode #11

Geo-what? Geoarbitrage, Baby!

This week I’m sharing all about some recent developments for our little family, including getting our home under contract to sell so that we can relocate to our dream hometown AND practice geoarbitrage at the same time. Talk about a win-win. Or a win-win-win-win-win…as the case may be!


Episode #10

Facing Fear and Cultivating Courage with Sarah Weyenberg

Welcome to the second half of Kate’s conversation with Shiny Happy Yoga founder Sarah Weyenberg! Together we dive into facing fear and how to build your bravery muscle with one small act of courage at a time. 


Episode #9

Show Up and Shine with Sarah Weyenberg

Join Kate and Sarah for today’s conversation all about showing up for yourself, challenging your comfort zone, and how yoga can truly be for anyone and everyone.


Episode #8

How My Core Values Streamline Decision-Making

This week Kate shares her three Core Values and how she uses them as an unwavering guide when making decisions, big and small.


Bonus Episode

Ten Steps To Craft A Vision Board That Actually Works!

This bonus episode is the follow-up to Episode #7 that walks you through the ten steps to follow in order to create a vision board that actually works…think of this episode as the nuts and bolts of how to prepare, assemble, and frame your goals!


Episode #7

Do Vision Boards Work Or Are They Too “Woo-Woo?”

In this week’s episode, Kate shares her secret sauce for crafting a vision board that actually works. Hint, it needs to be both attainable and aspirational. And it must follow three simple rules. 


Episode #6

Book Report: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

To say that Rachel Hollis has helped me pivot my life in the direction of my dreams would be a vast understatement. She’s inspired and motivated me to be audacious, without seeking approval or permission from anyone else. Just for the sake of it being in my heart and having the desire to see it through.


Episode #5

Get Yourself A Mantra

When things get hard, what do you reach for to pull you through? To encourage you? To inspire, uplift, or motivate you? Well for me, I go to my personal mantra, over and over again. I tell myself, “I get to do this. I can do hard things.” Because there is strength and power in words and how you use them to speak to yourself.


Episode #4

You’re Worthy of Pursuing Big Goals

At the heart of the Live By Design Podcast is the belief that you and you alone are responsible for your health and happiness. And because of this, you have to make yourself and your dreams a priority.


Episode #3

Our Couples Gratitude Practice That’s Changed Everything

This week I sit down with my husband to discuss our shared gratitude practice and how it’s made us stronger and closer as a couple…even during a pandemic with two toddlers at home!


Episode #2

What is a Flow State Anyways?

How do you get “in the zone?” Where time slips away and you joyfully lose yourself in the moment? Tune in to find out what sparks that joy for me and how you can too!


Episode #1

Welcome to the Live by Design Podcast!

Welcome to the introductory episode where I share what motivates me to live a life of design, not default.