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Author: Becky Higgins & Becky Proudfit

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Join Becky Higgins and Becky Proudfit on a weekly basis as they discuss topics in a podcast environment that is encouraging, positive, and FUN! Topics will be all over the place because there is SO much to cover that relates to each of us doing our darnedest to cultivate the best life possible. Some topics include: Marriage, family, relationships in general, positivity through trials, organization, time management and balance, memory keeping, traditions, business, social media, etiquette, lifestyle, home life, and on and on. Be sure to follow @BeckyHigginsllc on Instagram for behind-the-scenes and other fantastic sharing.
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Super short + super sweet, this unique + special episode is a mindful practice to help you have the most intentional holiday season. Through a series of questions and space built into the episode, we invite you to listen, ponder, and answer these questions for yourself. Want to re-listen and get straight to where the questions start? Fast-forward to about 2:40. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Fashion might not seem of utmost importance right now, but it really is a piece of who you are. Wearing the right clothes can bring more of you to the surface and help you be more YOU! Having been in fashion for over 10 years, our guest Reachel Bagley knows a thing or two (or a hundred) about fashion. Currently, she helps people discover their fashion profile and how to match their inside self to their outside self. Reachel helps people know their body type so they can hone in on the clothes that will work best on their body. In this episode, she teaches how to show respect for ourselves though the clothes we wear. She shares how to go through your closet and pare down your wardrobe to decide what fits and what you love. Bottom line: she emphasizes that clothes aren’t a diary and we don’t need to keep everything from the past. Instead, we should honor where we are in our journey, thus being more intentional about what is in our closet. SPONSOR: Save 10% at shinecosmetics.com with the code BECKY. SHOW NOTES: Follow Reachel on Instagram here. Check out her website. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Gratitude is essential to a happy life. It’s a way of living, of existing, and showing up. Even though it’s November and not uncommon to focus on gratitude, being grateful is a practice we should have all year round. In this episode, we share several specific gratitude practices from many of our very own podcast listeners! The ideas will get your wheels spinning of how you can better make gratitude a regular part of your life. We look at how to express gratitude in your mind, verbally, in writing, and on your phone. You’ll come away from this episode armed with ideas you can implement TODAY to live a more grateful life. SPONSOR: Save 15% at solomon.com with the code BECKY. SHOW NOTES: Listen to Amy Tenney’s “I Am Grateful” meditation here. Learn more about sound bathing from Natalie Postl here. Read Henry B. Eyring’s talk “O Remember, Remember” here. Find the gratitude journal BH mentioned here or here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Oftentimes, people dream of turning a passion into a business, but rarely do they know how to do so while protecting themselves legally. Do I need to create an LLC? What contracts do I need to create? Do I need to trademark my brand? So many questions, but who can you turn to for answers? We know the girl! In this episode, we talk to attorney (and wife and mom) Brittany Ratelle who is an expert in this area and who helps women, especially, with all the legal aspects of their business. Brittany offers legal guidance and advice through videos, templates, consultations, and more and is a terrific resource for current or prospective business owners. In our conversation, we get a helpful sampling of what steps to take when we want to move forward in building a business and start with confidence from the get-go! SPONSOR: See for yourself how awesome our Simple Notebooks are. Start by clicking here. SHOW NOTES: Follow Brittany on Instagram. Check out her website here. Get Brittany’s business contracts and templates here. Listen to Brittany’s podcast episode about business partnerships here. Listen to our podcast episode about positioning yourself and finding your passion here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
118: Cultivating Clarity

118: Cultivating Clarity

2020-10-2801:20:37

Who are you at the core? Do you even know or have you ever thought about it? Clarity in knowing who you truly are is essential so you can bring your best self to every part of your life: marriage, parenthood, community, work, school, and beyond. In this episode, Becky Proudfit explains four ways you can better gain clarity in your life. When you have clarity, you have a foundation where you can thrive and not lose your sense of self in any situation even if there is pain or chaos or failure. BP also suggests a few tools to help you gain more clarity so when you finish listening, you have an action plan for cultivating increased emotional self-reliance. SPONSOR: Save 15% at Ryla Pack with the code BECKY15. SHOW NOTES: Follow Heidi Priebe here. Find out more about our audio course here. Follow My Modern Story on Instagram. Take the FREE My Modern Story class here! Find out more about clarity coaching with BP here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Has your marriage taken a hit with all the 2020 mayhem? Things might look a little different because your spouse’s work schedule is wonky or your kids are home all. the. time. Perhaps the spark is barely flickering and you feel more like business partners. Don’t despair! There is hope! Enter our guest—Camille Whiting. In this episode, she talks about dating in your marriage and making it fun again. She addresses how to get past any roadblocks that keep you from datings your spouse. What started out as a way to stay accountable and go on weekly, fun dates with her new husband, has turned into a full-fledged website and Instagram with the goal to help others feel inspired to get out there and get dating. After listening to this fun conversation, you’ll surely be motivated to book the sitter and go out this week! SPONSOR: Save $200 off the weekly fee (and get a $50 resort gift card) when you mention our name when you book a week at Movara Fitness. Call 1-833-342-1671. SHOW NOTES: Go to Camille’s website here: fridaywereinlove.com Follow Camille on Instagram. Check out her free date ideas here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Be SURE you listen to Ep. 115 before you listen to this one. You’ll get all the context + the first 5 principles we share. In Part 2, we share five more principles to bring personal peace to our lives when everything else seems to be falling apart. SHOW NOTES: Listen to the first part of this episode here. Principles of Peace (6-10): 6 - THE LORD LOVES EFFORT 7 - CREATE PLACES OF SECURITY 8 - REDOUBLE OUR EFFORTS TO PRAY 9 - BE CAREFUL ABOUT BEING MYOPIC 10 - JUST ONE THING Talks referenced: W. Christopher Waddell: There Was Bread Becky Craven: Keep the Change President Nelson: Embrace the Future with Faith M. Russell Ballard: Watch Ye Therefore, and Pray Always President Nelson: Let God Prevail Scott D. Whiting: Becoming Like Him Listen to “How We Hear Him" on Spiritually Minded Mom Podcast here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
115: 10 Ways to Feel Peace When Everything Seems to Be Falling Apart — Part 1 While there might not always be global peace, having personal peace is not only possible, it’s very attainable. In Part 1 of this episode, we discuss 5 principles to help you feel personal peace. We are both Christian and the peace in our lives comes from our faith, but no matter your faith background, the principles we discuss are absolutely applicable to you! They are simply good principles of human nature. Listen in for five things you can incorporate into your life for an added measure of peace. Episode 116 has the other five principles. SPONSOR: Check out our audio course — “Live the Story You Want to Tell” —at classroom.beckyhiggins.com. SHOW NOTES: Listen to Episode 046 about our faith journey here. Five principles of peace we discuss: 1 - OPTIMISM 2 - PATIENCE 3 - SEE OTHERS DEEPLY 4 - UNITY AND DIVERSITY ARE NOT OPPOSITES 5 - LOVE YOUR ENEMIES Here are the talks referenced in this episode: Russell M. Nelson: A New Normal Russell M. Nelson: Moving Forward Jeffrey R. Holland: Waiting on the Lord David A. Bednar: We Will Prove Them Herewith Lisa L. Harkness: Peace, Be Still Henry B. Eyring: Tested, Proved, and Polished Michelle D. Craig: Eyes to See Quentin L. Cook: Hearts Knit in Righteousness and Unity Sharon Eubank: By Union of Feeling We Obtain Power with God Dallin H. Oaks: Love Your Enemies Dieter F. Uchtdorf: God Will Do Something Unimaginable FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Everyone has a story. Sometimes we agree with them and sometimes we don’t. But surprise! We don’t have to take sides! Isn’t that a relief!? We can just listen for the sake of understanding, and sit with our feelings for a while. In this episode, we chat with Brooke Romney and learn how to be a better listener and how to connect with others whether we agree with their viewpoints or not. Brooke is a writer, speaker, and educator who is passionate about making connections. Through her articles and on her Instagram, she helps parents connect to their children and to the world. She helps parents initiate conversations with their kids as they talk about real life and current issues. After listening to this powerful episode, you’ll have a desire to be real with others as you share stories and cultivate meaningful connections with them. SPONSOR: Always save 20% at beddys.com with the code BECKY. SHOW NOTES: Have conversations, not inquisitions with your children. Listen to others’ stories or read books to help learn about others. Connect with Brooke on her website or on Instagram. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Cultivating space does not necessarily mean sitting still in total silence. This is a two-part series and a deeply meaningful conversation about what it means to cultivate space in your life and how doing this can make a huge difference in how you exist and how you FEEL. In this second part, we talk about being curious about your feelings about space and what cultivating space means for you right now. Be sure to listen to Ep. 112 before 113, and enjoy the full conversation on this topic. SHOW NOTES: Check out Essentialism by Greg McKeown here. Feeling “off”? Maybe you’re not off at all. What if you’re actually ON to something? The key to deciding what’s right for you is remembering that it’s very personal + individual … and there are times and seasons. Be open to day-to-day changes. Keep in mind small + attainable goals. Declutter your social media. Have pockets of time without noise. Try intentional reminiscing. Create boundaries for consistent space. Set aside one day a week to cultivate intentional space. Cultivate space in your MIND while your body is on the move. Journaling is one way to create space. Ask yourself the “what if’s” that BH shared at the end of the episode. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Cultivating space does not necessarily mean sitting still in total silence. This is a two-part series and a deeply meaningful conversation about what it means to cultivate space in your life and how doing this can make a huge difference in how you exist and how you FEEL. In this first part, we talk about examining the way we tend to fill space in our life with default habits and we consider how cultivating space breeds opportunity. Be sure to listen to Ep. 113 for the full conversation on this topic. SPONSOR: Save 20% at Beddys.com every time you use the code BECKY. SHOW NOTES: If we don’t cultivate adequate space in our life, we are missing out on the opportunity to feel and learn something so personally important. Cultivating space = making yourself available. Podcast to check out: “Amy Tenney Yoga + Meditation” FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
This is a message that needs to be heard. We’ve been trained by society that how we look is super important. But it’s not. In fact, our guest in this episode says the way we look is the least interesting thing about us. How do we change that narrative? It starts with us making a change in our circles and not spending time talking about our bodies. Lauren Busby is a mom of 4 who used to be obsessed with the gym. She stepped on the scale twice a day. She counted everything she put in her mouth. One day she realized she had a problem! So she made a change. She stopped obsessing about her body so she could do things of utmost importance and help those who truly need her. She felt a call in her heart to help women feel good about themselves by sharing herself in a raw and unfiltered way. She works to be a safe place for women to feel good about themselves by proclaiming body neutrality. After listening to this episode, you will be inspired to make a change in how you view your body and you’ll strive to be satisfied with your body without becoming obsessed. SPONSOR: Purchase the BH Simple Notebooks here. SHOW NOTES: Follow Lauren on Instagram here. Listen to her podcast here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
What is our role as a parent? Are we a support to our children or are we there to control them, making sure they make all the right choices? What does success mean to you in regards to your parenting? BP leads this thought-provoking discussion and addresses these questions and many more. She talks about how to support our children in goals THEY set and, most importantly, how to get over attaching our worth as parents to what our children do or who they are. After listening to this episode, you’ll re-think a lot of your feelings about your worth and success as a parent. SPONSOR: Purchase the BH Simple Notebooks here. SHOW NOTES: Listen to Episode 105 with Hank Smith here. Find Episode 066 about autonomy here. Help teach your kids how to set goals in Episode 028 here. Books mentioned in this episode: The Self-Driven Child by Ned Johnson Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax Girls on the Edge by Dr. Leonard Sax FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
In part two of our conversation with Shelley Smith (be sure to listen to Episode 108 first), Shelley shares how to honor your grief and shares how to model the grieving process for your children. You’ll be so inspired to rise above hard times no matter what you may be going through. SHOW NOTES: Listen to episode 095 here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
If you go through something hurtful and emotionally painful, how do you cope? How do you process your grief and make it through the every day? It’s hard but possible. In part one of this conversation, we talk with popular Instagrammer and influencer, Shelley Smith, about she has navigated her way through all the seasons in her life—good and bad (including divorce)—and how she has elevated herself to rise above and be the best she can be. Shelley is an amazing single mom of three beautiful girls who shares things they love on her Instagram and website. SPONSOR: Save 10% at shinecosmetics.com with the code BECKY. SHOW NOTES: Listen to episode 096 here. Read Shelley’s blog post about grief here. Connect with Shelley on Instagram here or on her website here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
107: Your Modern Story

107: Your Modern Story

2020-08-2601:04:521

BP puts me (BH) in the hot seat about my new documenting passion project: My Modern Story. I share my inspiration behind MMS and how it evolved. I share what it is, how you can join in (or even contribute!), and how to get your stories documented with an approach that is way simpler, way easier, way faster, any way more fulfilling than you might imagine! SPONSOR: Check out our audio course — “Live the Story You Want to Tell” — at classroom.beckyhiggins.com. SHOW NOTES: Check out the free My Modern Story mini course here. Follow along with the My Modern Story Instagram here — @mymodernstory. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Grab your makeup bag and take a look inside. What are the names of some of the products? Are they degrading or crude? Are they something you wouldn’t feel comfortable saying around your kids? Our guests have built a makeup company around making sure that doesn’t happen. They help women truly feel beautiful and empowered simply by the makeup they put on their face. In this episode, we’re talking to two beautiful faces behind Shine Cosmetics — Darcey Wilde and Chandler Taylor. We delve into the background of the company, how it came to be, and how they created high quality products with very intentional names and purposes. We absolutely LOVE their makeup and the meaning behind it! SPONSOR: Call 1-833-342-1671 to reserve a week at Movara Fitness Resort. Come during the Becky Week — Jan 17-24th — or anytime. Mention our name when you sign up and get $200 off your weekly fee and a $50 resort gift card. SHOW NOTES: Check out Hilary Weeks’ book here. Listen to the episode with Christ Kurtz + Dani Coke here. Check out Shine Cosmetics here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Let’s get happy! We all probably need a little more happiness in our lives these days, so join us as we talk with the awesome Hank Smith about how to be happier. Hank is a well-known speaker and author, who has a knack for motivating and entertaining people. In this episode, he shares 12 ways to bring more happiness to our lives. Just pick one or two to focus on and you’ll find this leads you to increased happiness! SPONSOR: Grab your FREE seat here in Becky’s documenting course called My Modern Story. SHOW NOTES: Get Hank’s books here. Follow Hank on Instagram here. Check out his webpage here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
Have you ever challenged yourself to do something consistently for an entire year? What did you learn from the experience? Over the past year, we both committed to do a 5k each week for one year. We were successful in completing it (yay!), but we were even more successful in that we took away so many valuable life lessons along the way. Tune in as we share what we both learned and also what each of our new goals are for the next 12 months! SPONSOR: Download the Project Life® App here (Apple) or here (Android) for free! SHOW NOTES: Learn more about Movara Fitness Resort here. Follow My Modern Story on Instagram here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
What does it look like to love? What if it’s not easy or convenient? Today’s guest knows how to love, even the most difficult people who are in difficult situations. To know her is to love her. Author, speaker, mother, Instagram extraordinaire, scriptorian. She basically does it all. In this episode, we talk with Emily Belle Freeman and her adopted son, Garett Bolles. They tell the story of how they connected and what brought Garett into the Freeman home, basically saving his life and soul. Garett is really inspiring as well. You’ll be so touched as you listen and motivated to look outside your own family for what you can offer. SPONSOR: Save 20% at beddys.com with the code BECKY. SHOW NOTES: Find all things Emily: Instagram Gathering Home Instagram Don’t Miss This You Tube Inklings Instagram Multiply Goodness Find Emily’s books here. Follow Garett on Instagram here. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes!
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A Buss

The “Getting Clear On Your Role As A Parent” episode, I found to be pretty insightful as it explains to parents that they don’t have the formula for what will make their children successful. Nobody aside from the individual themselves has the formula for their own success. From that, you have to safely let your children fail on their own and let them successfully get back up by finding what works for them. Great podcast!!

Oct 2nd
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Tammy

Love you two! Thought provoking.

Jul 11th
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