Balancing Your Life with Social Media || with Brooke White

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

 “At what point do we figure out the cost is too high, and are we willing to put it down?”

It's one thing to know that our devices are getting in the way of our relationships, work, and creative outlets.  But it's another to successfully do something about it.

Brooke White knows the struggle well.  As an independent musician (she got her big break on American Idol ten years ago) and business woman (Girls with Glasses!), social media is a big part of her creating a committed online community that supports her work.

But even with all that on the line, earlier this year Brooke found herself in a predicament: what started as a way to personally connect with her loved ones and beloved fans, social media was now robbing her of the life right in front of her.

So Brooke decided to do something about it, starting with a month-long fast that quickly changed everything.

Brooke and I planned on a 30 minute discussion on what she learned from her fast and how she is now attempting to still have social media in her life, but not BE her life.  But as we dug into it, we had to quickly own that this topic involves a very layered, complicated relationship that all of us can relate to.  Beyond it just being about prioritizing time, balancing our lives with social media entails a much deeper work including evaluating our purpose, owning our insecurities, and refusing to settle for a life numbed-out.

Because of this, we chose to separate our chat into two parts.

Part One:  Brooke shares her history of using social media as a way to share so purely her life with others, and how this pursuit so gradually took over her ability to be present with her real life.  She talks about a few moments where she had to accept that she needed to change her focus, not just with her social media use but with her life as well.

Part Two: Brooke talks about what her social media break taught her, including some heart-breaking lessons.  She discusses the struggle she's encountered as she steps back into her online life while still trying to balance her greater priorities, and what has worked for her.  Finally, she openly shares the difficult lessons she has learned the past few years about how accepting herself fully--faults and all--is the key to really, truly moving forward with a richer, happier life.

You can listen to both parts 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!!


 

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Dealing with Your Imperfect Parenting || with Georgia Anderson of Know How Mom

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"We don’t want or need to be perfect all the time.  We need to be open to change and learning."

If you're constantly berating yourself for falling short as a parent, I have fantastic news for you: You don't have to be a perfect parent to be a very good one.

Parenting expert Georgia Anderson is on the show to share how research proves that a perfectionist parent is actually an ineffective--and unhappy--one.  Instead, Georgia encourages this alternative: showing our kids that we aren't perfect, but that we will always work to repair our mistakes and keep trying.

The way to do this?  Georgia shares some phenomenal tips, including how showing yourself more compassion will transfer to your children, what to do when you see red, how we can use our bodies to change our emotions, and much more.

Georgia was kind enough to share some big moments in her own life where she learned that perfectionism was holding her back as a parent, and how she squared her shoulders and moved forward during a traumatic change she and her family faced.


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Show Notes
Georgia's Website, Instagram, and Facebook + her new THINK-DO CHALLENGE
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Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
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Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
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Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Warm Lights" by Nicolai Heidlas

Do Something Highlight: Joanna of JoannaFitness

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Joanna is our highlight today!  Listen to hear how this woman faced huge trials, fought back against trauma, and found joy in creating progress, regardless of the outcome.

You can listen to this podcast 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
Joanna's Instagram and Website
"Get Over Yourself" TICKETS for Perfectionism Workshop with Monica on June 21st in Utah
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
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Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

How Practicing "Most of the Time" Makes You a Better, Happier Parent || with Sid Garza-Hillman

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

 "Action of any kind--even if it's small--makes that big difference of showing you that you're not giving your power away and your life away."

We live in a world of experts, ones that make you constantly feel guilty or frazzled.  But Sid Garza-Hillman is here to hold your hand, make you laugh, and somehow inspire you to be better anyway, all with the premise that doing the right things most of the time (MOTT) is a really beautiful way to live.

If you're an "all-or-nothing" person and find yourself most often on the "nothing" side of the equation, that way of viewing the world isn't working for you.  It's time for a different way of managing the person you want to become.

Sid teaches how to break intimidating goals and life-changes down into smaller, more manageable steps.  And the even better part?  How our follow-through needs not be 100% in order to still create truer, longer-lasting change.  Self-care is showing yourself kindness, and Sid reveals that doing so as a parent will make you a far better influence for your children.  The kids will take notice of your changes and walk the talk, just like mom and dad.



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Show Notes
Sid's Book, Website, Instagram and Facebook 
Most recent episode with Meg Fee
"Get Over Yourself" TICKETS for Perfectionism Workshop with Monica on June 21st in Utah
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
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Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

Discovering Meaning Amidst Sadness || with Meg Fee, author of the memoir Places I Stopped on the Way Home

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

 "If I try to stamp [sadness] out, then I'm cutting myself off from happiness in many ways because it's part of the spectrum. The two things are not inseparable.  You cannot have one without the other."

I'm sure many of us can agree that our 20s were equal parts traumatizing and memorable.  Meg Fee's writing has allowed thousands along the ride to her won experience of this transformative decade.  Meg freely and beautifully shared her struggles to overcome deep sadness due to "Ned" (her Nasty Eating Disorder), amazing first dates, frustrating bad boyfriends, and terrible jobs, all with the backdrop of New York City.

Listen to this episode to hear more about what Meg lost to and what she gained from sadness, how language and writing were always apart of her story, what she does to move forward without regret, and how life's many curves can take us to a place far more meaningful than we ever could have forged on our own.  Meg teaches how we can better couple with the sadness that is often our lot in life and that by doing so, we create more room for happiness, too.

Meg also shares some insight behind her new buzz-worthy memoir, Places I Stopped on the Way Home.  It's a page-turner!  Check the show notes below for more links, as well as how to stream the episode right here in your browser.


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Show Notes
Meg's Website and Instagram
"Place I Stopped on the Way Home" 
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
The Mama Ladder's High Five Grant, and FREE E-book for About Progress Listeners
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

How Embracing "The Mess" Leads to More Creativity || with Cori Connors

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

“There are all sorts of ways for us to make a nice big mess and come out with something glorious in the end.”

I knew Cori Connors growing up as the "Mom" of the neighborhood--the one always ready to laugh with instead of scold you, eager to cheer you on, and willing to sit with you when you're down.

She is an angel to many, and she also has an angel voice backed by her record-selling songwriting abilities.

Cori talks about how creativity cannot flourish while in the restraints of perfectionism; that in order to really get to the meat of who we are and the gifts we have, we need to get comfortable with being messy.

Cori shares how we can better discover our talents and offer our own weirdness to the world with a bold confidence, one centered in love, curiosity, and imperfection.  That's what Cori does, and she can tell you the truth--life is better messy.

 

You can listen to this podcast 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
Cori's website, blog, Instagram, and Facebook
Cori's Songs Played on the podcast: "Pontiac Rocket," "Memoria," "Broken"
Book by next week's Guest: "Place I Stopped on the Way Home" by Meg Fee
Most recent episode with Debbie from the Mayes Team
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
The Mama Ladder's High Five Grant, and FREE E-book for About Progress Listeners
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas

Transforming Your Life through Re-Connecting || with Debbie Mayes of the Mayes Team

Monday, May 21, 2018


"Those things I’m thinking or feeling are there to guide me, and I can trust what is going on inside of me and it will lead me to good.”

Two years ago, Debbie Mayes and her family moved from a 5,000 sq foot home to a 200 sq foot remodeled bus and it changed everything.  

Here's the thing: it's not about the bus. It's about RECONNECTION.

You see, the problem the Mayes family had was that they weren't as connected as a couple, as a family, or individually as well with their own emotions.  Debbie and her husband, Gabriel, dove deep to repair what was broken for their household, and for them it meant allowing their emotions to act as beacons for self-healing and spending real quality time together as a family.

So after listening to this interview, maybe you'll be interested in pairing your life down to the basics like the Mayes family did.  Or perhaps you'll figure out how to better own the inner voices within you.  Either way, Debbie and her team just want you to know that what's on the other side of this work is a much happier life.


You can listen to this podcast 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
The Mayes Team website, Instagram, and Facebook
Bethel Podcast that Debbie referenced
Last Week's Episode on COMPARISON
Vibrant Bite fitness and nutrition coaching (enter the code "PROGRESS") and your FREE WEEK here
The Mama Ladder's High Five Grant, and FREE E-book for About Progress Listeners
Monica's Facebook and Instagram
Contact Monica for coaching or podcast consulting
Monat Natural, Anti-Aging Hair Care: Contact Monica to learn more, OR research via her Monat Instagram and website
Related: Monica's views on Sponsorship and WHY she's partnering with Monat
Fabletics! Get 2 leggings for $24 when you become a VIP member (they're the besssssst!) (Affiliate link)
Free Audiobook through Audible(Affiliate link)
More Podcasts from About Progress
Song Credit: "Sweet Promise" and "Tonight" by Nicolai Heidlas
 
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