What Progress REALLY Looks Like || with Ashton Barrett of @thamacromomlife

Wednesday, September 19, 2018



It's easy to dismiss someone else's success.  "They have such good genetics!" "Amazing that their dad got them their first big break."  "Wish I had that talent!"

The truth is, progress is HARD.  For everyone, regardless for how "blessed" they are.

Ashton Barrett is on the podcast today to share how improving oneself is both messy and magical.  As a crossfit junkie, macro coach, and nutrition specialist, Ashton has walked herself and others through the roller coaster of progress.  She understands the highs and lows, and wants to help you know how to better navigate it yourself--with plenty of grace and little of comparing yourself to others.

Listen in to hear how progress has looked for Ashton, and what she does to push herself through the hard and the stressful by challenging herself with the mantra, "Just one more." She also teaches how you can push yourself BECAUSE you love yourself, and what the growth mindset has to do with all things self-improvement.


You can listen the interview below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe, and leave a review!!



Show Notes:
Ashton's Website, Instagram, and Facebook
Last week's episodes with Jody Moore and Natasha Grasso
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for podcast consulting and Progress Coaching
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas

Do Something Highlight: Natasha Grasso

Friday, September 14, 2018


Natasha Grasso quit her high corporate job with big hopes to slow down her life and finally get pregnant.

In the process, she started a new jewelry-making hobby that became a real passion.  Natasha looked past what was practical and logical, listened to her intuition, and took a leap into making her hobby into a business that supported the greater purposes of her heart: one focused on her family.

Learn how Natasha allowed the hard things in her life inspire perspective, rather than bitterness. Natasha also shares her beliefs about how there is no wrong way to mother and still find fulfillment.  She also shares how motherhood has shaped her goals, company, and who she is fundamentally.


You can listen the interview below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe, and leave a review!!




Show Notes:
Natasha's Website, Instagram, and Monthly Jewlery Subscription: Bling Box
Our last episode with Jody Moore on How to Stop Apologizing
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for podcast consulting and Progress Coaching
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas




How to Stop Apologizing || with Jody Moore of Better Than Happy

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


How often do you say the words, "I'm sorry?"

Odds are, it happens much more than you think.  And most of the time, they're unnecessary apologies.

As women, we tend to fall into a cultural trap of apologizing for taking up space, for being human with human flaws, or for even getting bumped into at the grocery store.

At times, our apologies are a way of avoiding facing the parts of ourselves that are hard to own up to and work on.


Jody Moore of Better Than Happy wants to help you stop apologizing both to yourself and to others.  If this involves building up a stronger sense of self and one with more compassion?  Listen to hear how.  And if this involves asking yourself deeper questions about why this might be the case and what you need to own about yourself? Also listen to hear why and how.


You can listen the interview below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe, and leave a review!!




Show Notes:
Jody's Website, PodcastFacebook, and Instagram
Last week's podcasts with Kim White (choose your WHY in trials) and Chanelle Neilson (create a morning routine!)
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for podcast consulting and Progress Coaching
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas


Creating a Morning Routine that Works || with Chanelle Neilson of the Moms Who Know Podcast

Thursday, September 6, 2018


If you're not naturally a morning person (Monica is a member of that club!), you know the viscous cycle of going to bed too late and never starting your day off on the right foot.  

But there is hope for us snooze queens!  Establishing a morning routine that works for YOU can be done in a very manageable, doable way.  You have to ditch the all-or-nothing thinking and start smaller than you think you should.  But in time, you'll be able to add to it and start your day off before your to-do list comes calling.  And the effects will truly change your life!!

Chanelle Neilson is here to share how she created a morning routine for herself one small step at a time, why it has changed so much about her productivity and happiness, and how you can do this, too.  

Chanelle's greatest advice? Start where you are, and start with what you need.  So don't fear.  This episode is not only helpful, but hopeful.


Monica is currently hosting a Wake-Up Early Challenge on Instagram!  And Chanelle has a free resource for you on how to get the hang of establishing your morning routine

You can listen the interview below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe, and leave a review!!


Show Notes:
Chanelle's Podcast, Website and Instagram
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for podcast consulting and personal Progress Coaching
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas

Choosing the "Why" Behind Your Trials || with Kim White of @kimcankickit

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Kim White has been told she has only months to live more times than she can count the past 4 1/2 years.  And yet, she's still kickin' it!  But doing so hasn't been born purely from her ability to see the good in her trials.  In fact, Kim readily shares that for a few years she struggled in BIG ways emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

BUT as Kim decided her own "WHY" behind her cancer and other health battles, she has been able to find deeper empowerment to better face them.  And also those good-bad days where kids throw tantrums;).

Listen in to hear how to better support yourself and others through trials, how it's OK to be mad and sad, what simple gratitude can do to shift things around, and how love is ultimately the greatest foundation for all things hard.


You can listen the interview below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe, and leave a review!!


Show Notes:
Kim's Instagram and referenced blog post
Last week's interview on Vulnerability
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for podcast consulting and personal Progress Coaching
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas

What It Really Looks Like to Be Vulnerable, and Why You Should || with Unpolished Podcast's Sarah Carpenter and Stacy Weinstein

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


"Vulnerability" is a popular term these days.  But for very good reason.

Forget thinking "vulnerability" is where your distant relative shares all the horrible minutia of her life.  True vulnerability demands courage.  The kind where we look at our true selves in the mirror, see what needs to change, and get going.

It's also the kind that lends yourself a tremendous amount of compassion as you navigate growth and the "humanness" you'll experience along the way.

Sarah Carpenter and Stacy Weinstein of the Unpolished Podcast are experts in this field, both from teaching others and practicing true vulnerability in their own lives.  Listen in to hear what this really looks like, how vulnerability will empower you to move towards a much better you, and why it's possibly the only "should" that you need on your priorities.


You can listen the interview below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe, and leave a review!!




Show Notes:
Unpolished Podcast, Sarah's Website, Stacy's Website
Monica's Interview on Unpolished
Last week's episode with Neena Warburton
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for podcast consulting and personal coaching
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas

Embrace Your Inner Child (and Improve Your Parenting, Too) || with Neena Warburton

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


"Stop being so childish!"


What if we encouraged the child-like strengths our children gravitate to instead of demanding they grow up?

What if we thought about what we liked to do as children ourselves--what our personalities were like, our interests, dreams, and even things we liked to do--and made that the basis for who we can better become as adults?

Neena Warburton believes that becoming more child-like is the key to unlocking what our spirit longs to be AND helps us better parent our kids.

So if you're struggling to figure out who you are because you don't recognize yourself any more--reconnect with your own inner child.  And if you can't figure out how to handle a challenging kid in your life--translate their child-like traits into strengths and do your best to better cultivate that. (And engage with them more as a child, too!)

Neena is on the show to teach us how to do both.


You can listen the interview below, or on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherPocketcastsGoogleplay, or search for "About Progress" wherever you get your podcasts.  If you like the show please share it, subscribe, and leave a review!!


Show Notes:
Neena's website, Instagram, and Facebook
Last week's episode with Christiana Hill
Monica's next workshop in Walnut Creek, CA on August 25th--get your tickets HERE and $15 off each ticket when you use the code "LISTENER"
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for podcast consulting and personal coaching
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas

 
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