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The Positively Living podcast, hosted by Lisa Zawrotny, helps multi-passionate entrepreneurs and multi-tasking caregivers make space for what matters most in their lives. Lisa is a Certified Stress Management & Productivity Coach who understands overwhelm personally as a wife, mom, business owner, and former caregiver. Lisa teaches value-based decluttering for your whole life (inside and out) and gives you the tools to create the systems and habits that work for you. Join her and explore ways to do less, live more, and breathe easier.
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When we become aware of why we do what we do, we find the steps to heal and grow. I believe this is why we need to understand trauma — what it is, from both a clinical and humanitarian perspective, and that we all have it, to some degree. That’s why episode 29 of The Positively Living Podcast is about living a trauma informed life.In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Mallory Jackson and I are sharing perspectives, definitions, and descriptions to help support our wellbeing and resilience. Mallory Jackson and I cover the following topics:What trauma is, the causes of it, the responses, and the treatmentsThe connection between trauma, shame, grief, rage, and stressHow we can make huge shifts and use resiliency to change trauma’s effectWays we can use the same brain response we experience from trauma to create a powerful impact that aids in our resiliency and happinessIf you are in need of telehealth connections, please reach out to me and I will find recommendations. If you would like to work on an effective resilience habit—gratitude—I invite you to join the Positively Grateful Series Community.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!MALLORY JACKSON teaches at SUNY Jefferson Community CollegeCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesJoin the MembershipWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:The Body keeps the Score by Bessel VanDerKolkIt didn’t start with you by Mark Wolynn Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori GottleibAuthors: Melody Beattie, Anne Lamott, Brene BrownEpisode 4 The Power of GratitudeEpisode 7 The Impact of Stress and How to Manage it for GoodEpisode 14 How We Grow through Grief with Katie RosslerEpisode 23 Pay Attention, Find Your Purpose with Michelle PerryBook a connection call with Lisa Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
What if you stopped trying to subtract from your life and started adding to it? What if your priority wasn’t on shrinking portions, cutting carbs, or burning calories, but giving yourself MORE—more of what you need to thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally? That’s what episode 28 of The Positively Living Podcast is all about. You’ll learn to live more fully, love your body, and take up the space you deserve, mentally, emotionally, and physically.In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Georgie Fear and I are sharing the importance of prioritizing yourself along with others and actionable steps you can take right now to give yourself more in key areas of your life. Georgie Fear and I cover the following topics during this episode:How giving yourself MORE can honor your desire and need to lose weight but to do it in a non-diet wayWhere we tend to constantly focus on LESS and how that works against us The connections between binge eating and clutterThe six areas from Georgie’s book where we can give ourselves more--Body love, Movement, Emotions, Fueling, Pleasure, and RestThe key player in all of this is love. When you love someone, you want to do what’s best for them. When we give ourselves more and embrace more of who we are, that self-directed love can lead us to our goals.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH GEORGIE FEAR:FacebookInstagramBuy the Book - Give Yourself MORENutrition LoftGeorgie Fear WebsiteCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesJoin the MembershipWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Funny “News” Source - The OnionThe Joy ListMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Gift giving is an important part of many cultures and holidays; and although many of us are working hard to shift how we give gifts by focusing on consumables and experiences, toys for little ones remain one of the biggest clutter challenges. That’s why episode 27 of The Positively Living Podcast is about decluttering toys! In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Danielle Bettman and I uncover the worries of parents wanting to declutter toys and provide actionable steps you can take right now to manage the toys. Danielle and I cover the following topics:The reason we both believe in decluttering and how we both see the overwhelm in clients comes from having “too much”The physical side of decluttering as relates to children’s toys, but as you’ll see, mental and emotional decluttering are never far awayHow understanding the way your family works best and what both you and your space can handle is a key component to having the right amount of things in your environmentThe three biggest reasons why parents are stressed out with excess toysIf you are looking to buy toys this holiday season and would like more specific recommendations, be sure to visit Danielle’s site parentingwholeheartedly.com for her Christmas Gift guide, which is categorized and organized to make it easy to see her suggestions.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH DANIELLE BETTMAN:Parenting WholeheartedlyFacebookInstagramCalm your BIG Emotions WorkbookFailing Motherhood PodcastCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesJoin the MembershipWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Five Love LanguagesEpisode 2 Declutter your Life with the SIMPLE SystemEpisode 6 Sorting Out Life with Super Organizer James Lott Jr.Episode 17 How Simplicity Sparks Joy with Tim LucierEpisode 18 Declutter through Delegation with Liz August.Episode 22 Clutter Free Gift Giving with Katie ZurawskiMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Meal planning is a popular topic for many different kinds of people and for as many different reasons. It saves money and time, something I'm pretty sure everyone wants, and it can make a huge difference in your health as well. That’s why episode 26 of the Positively Living Podcast is about Meal Planning for Everyday and the Holidays! In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Marie Fiebach is sharing the importance of meal planning and actionable steps you can take right now to plan out a meal schedule that actually fits your lifestyle. Marie and I cover the following topics:Day-to-day meal planning that will work for any family and it’s a one-size-fits-allHow energy management ties into meal planning The benefits of meal planning beyond the obvious ones like saving money and avoiding the drive-throughHow to apply these concepts to holiday meal planning so you can reduce stress even furtherBy putting the meal planning decisions ahead of time, such as at the beginning of the week, you give yourself so much more space...to think, create, relax, and breathe.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life.If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH MARIE FIEBACH:Feed Your Family TonightFacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedInWeekly Meal PlanHoliday PlannerCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesJoin the Positively Living CommunityLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Episode 21 Capsule Wardrobe Stories and SecretsEpisode 22 Clutter-free Gift GivingCarol Cox's Speaking Your Brand PodcastMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
We all want to be healthy, but is dieting the answer? Diets have a high failure rate, and many side effects, not the least of which is an increase in stress response and a decrease in quality of life. That’s why episode 25 of The Positively Living Podcast is about ditching diet culture and eating intuitively! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Megan Hadley and I are sharing the importance of body positivity, curiosity, and self-awareness as it relates to the weight loss world we live in today. In our conversation, we cover:Dieting: what it is, why it doesn’t work, and what you can do about it.How everything about diet culture is asking us to be disconnected from what we need and how we can care for ourselves best.The debunked myths that weight correlates to health and how behaviors are the real indicators.Studies and data that may surprise you about BMI indicators and one of the most frustrating things for all dieters: that weight loss is a predictor of weight gain.I find that a support system to go with trusted resources will help you most. If you are ready to ditch the diet, whether you’re dipping your toe in the pool or diving into the deep end head first, I highly recommend following Megan on social media and through her website simplenutritioncounseling.com.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH MEGAN HADLEY:FacebookInstagramWebsiteWork with Megan! CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Body Respect BookIntuitive EatingGifts of Imperfection - Brene BrownPaprika appBiggest Loser Weight Loss StudyThe Impact of Stress and How to Manage it for Good - Episode 7Building resilience through Self Care with Gillian Behnke - Episode 10Self Care as a Business Strategy with Stacie Walker - Episode 16Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
No matter what challenges we go through in life, I believe there is always a way to not only manage them, but to find a way to thrive. In order to do that, we need to understand what we’re dealing with and what recourse we have. That’s why episode 24 of The Positively Living Podcast is about handling and coping with chronic illness.In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Martha Garland and I are sharing the importance of seeking out the right kind of support and actionable steps you can take right now to support yourself or a loved one who has a chronic illness. Martha and I cover the following topics:What it means to live with chronic illness, day in and day outMartha’s encouragement for everyone who feels alone and helpless in their illness, there are just as many opportunities to restore their health and lifeHow to apply more holistic approaches to chronic illnessThe importance of listening to your body and trusting yourself in the journey of exploring what’s best for you.This is a topic that is so very personal. If you have resources or suggestions or you found this especially helpful and encouraging, I’d love to know.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH MARTHA GARLAND:WebsiteFacebookInstagramCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Stress Less ChecklistStress Relief through Self Acceptance with Jane Tornatore - Ep 13Fit and Fun Family Habits with Dr. Orlena Kerek - Ep 19Horowitz QuestionnaireTara Brach PodcastUnder Our Skin (Movie)Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Purpose is another buzzword with big meaning. There are so many workshops and workbooks intended to help you “Live Your Purpose” and I think that throws us because it makes us feel as though we’re doing something wrong if we are NOT living our purpose, which is hard because it feels like it takes a LOT of work to figure it out. That’s why episode 23 of The Positively Living Podcast is about finding your purpose by paying attention! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Michelle Perry is sharing the importance of paying attention and actionable steps you can take right now to discover your purpose. Michelle and I cover:How it doesn’t take much to live your purpose by making a difference in someone else’s lifeHow resilient you can be when you can connect meaning to what you’re experiencing -- even if it’s a true hardship.That you show up -- with energy and enthusiasm and focus -- when you feel as though you are doing what you are meant to do.How living your purpose is truly a process...of paying attention and acting on that.You’ll find out the #1 thing you need to do today to figure out your purpose, which -- spoiler alert -- involves stopping and paying attention.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH MICHELLE PERRY:WebsiteSchoolSuccessful Diligence PodcastFacebookInstagramCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Getting Things Done (David Allen)Deep Work (Cal Newport)Atomic Habits (James Clear)The Big Leap (Gay Hendricks)Episode 2 Declutter your Life with the SIMPLE SystemEpisode 18 Declutter through Delegation with Liz August Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
With the holidays fast approaching, gift-giving will be on the rise, along with the challenges of clutter and debt. An alternative? Giving experiences as gifts.  The benefits go beyond reducing clutter: traditions, memories, and relationships all benefit from more intentional gift-giving. That’s why episode 22 of The Positively Living Podcast is about clutter-free gift giving! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Katie Zurwaski is sharing the importance of giving gifts that don’t clutter the recipient’s home and actionable steps you can take right now to start planning the gifts you’ll be giving for holidays and birthdays. Katie Zurwaski and I cover the following topics:How gift giving requires some decluttering of your mindset around what it means to give giftsConcrete examples of gift ideas that will work this year and beyondHow we have an opportunity as gift-givers to making real connections with othersHow a system like the Five Love Languages can help you understand the receiver and avoid wasted time, energy, and moneyMany people want a simpler way to celebrate the holiday season or loved ones and events throughout the year but they don’t want to give up the impact...what makes it special. Katie and I know it’s possible to have both and today we’re helping you with some first steps.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH KATIE ZURWASKI:WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:5 Love LanguagesSanta’s Bag AppMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
How much do you think about the clothes you have?  How much time do you take when choosing what to wear each day? Do you have a specific wardrobe or is it more of a sprawling selection of items? I’ve had both, but find myself more organized and productive when I have a specific collection. That’s why episode 21 of The Positively Living Podcast is about capsule wardrobes! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Hanna Donnelly is sharing the importance of a curated capsule collection so you can spend your time where it matters most. She also shares actionable steps you can take right now to create a capsule wardrobe that fits your life. Hanna Donnelly and I cover the following topics:What our style means for us and how clothes connect to confidence and productivitySimple steps you can take today to turn your wardrobe aroundThe benefits of spending some time now curating your clothing and creating a capsule that fits your life Fun and inspiring stories about Hanna’s grandmother -- the woman who embraced the fashion frontier and let her style speak for herSometimes fashion can seem complicated, but today we break it down because it all comes back to how you feel...or how you want to feel...and you can do that through your wardrobe.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH HANNA DONNELLY:FacebookInstagramPinterestLinkedInWebsiteCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Are you working from home right now? Or have you considered it? As I record this podcast in September 2020, working from home has become more prevalent than ever in light of COVID-19 quarantine measures and continued restrictions. That’s why episode 20 of The Positively Living Podcast is about navigating the ins and outs of working from home! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Kimberly Crossland is sharing the truth of what it’s like to work from home with small children and actionable steps you can take right now to be efficient and to enjoy doing so, regardless of your challenges. Kimberly and I cover the following topics:Kimberly’s 5 G’s of working from homeDebunking the need to multitaskHer “museum” metaphor — she describes in detail how to make your life and purpose similar to a museum and the benefits of doing so. If you work from home, I’d love to hear from you. What have your greatest challenges been? What are your favorite tips to make the most of it?  Do you love it or are you made for the commute? Send me a message.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways. CONNECT WITH KIMBERLY CROSSLAND:Facebook Page  |  Facebook GroupInstagramTwitterLinkedInFree Gifts - PlanFree Gift - WebinarWebsiteCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Enthusiasm Study from Harvard Business ReviewIngrid Fetell Lee’s TED Talk:Carl Dwecks TED Talk: Keri WalshOnly 10s 2.0 by Mark SilvermanMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
None of us has “arrived” in our wellness journey—it’s a life-long process. Support is key for success when you are still searching for answers for your own wellness and wanting ways to inspire your family. That’s why Episode 19 of the Positively Living Podcast with Dr. Orlena Kerek is about creating fit and fun habits as a family! In this episode, Dr. Orlena Kerek is sharing the importance of family habits and having fun. She provides simple, yet effective advice for your family mindset. Dr. Orlena and I cover:The three key points of overlap with her approach and mine as coaches, even though we’re working with different topics.Why our brains do what they do and how we can work with them to become fit and fabulous!Her Four Pillars of wellness: nutrition, sleep, exercise, and emotionsHow important it is to understand ourselves as we strive toward healthier habits.Without self-awareness, we often doom ourselves to repeat things that don’t work. With it, we can create effective habits that lead to living well “without having to think about it”.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH DR ORLENA KEREK:FacebookInstagramLinkedInResource - Healthy Easy Food SystemWebsiteFit and Fabulous PodcastCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
If you’ve tried to delegate but struggled with the results or considered delegating, but weren’t sure how to or what to or why then this episode is for you. I’ve worked with clients on delegating and I understand how it can be a struggle and also how it can make all the difference. That’s why episode 18 of The Positively Living Podcast is about decluttering through delegation! In this episode, my guest, Liz August, is sharing the importance of decluttering through delegation and actionable steps you can take right now to simplify your life and address the struggles with delegation. Liz and I cover the following topics:How being selective and structured can benefit us personally and professionally.The actions that helped her take back precious life moments she was missing and allowed her to live in her zone of genius.How Liz consciously codesigned a life with her husband.How she declutters and delegates in her own life.The three most common reasons people struggle to delegate: Fear, Habit, and Explanation.Our conversation today is also an important reminder that delegation isn’t only for business and it isn’t only for those who aren’t able. It’s often those who are talented and capable who need it the most and it’s one of the best ways to create a simple and satisfying life.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH LIZ AUGUST:FacebookInstagramLinkedInWebsiteCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:“Getting Things Done” by David Allen“The Big Leap” by Gay HendricksMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up is over a decade old and still a polarizing point in the organizing world. Some found her system life changing, some thought it fell flat. I can see both sides and believe there are some aspects that need clarifying. That’s why episode 17 of The Positively Living Podcast is about how simplicity sparks joy! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Tim Lucier, a Certified Konmari Consultant, is shedding light on Marie Kondo’s approach and highlighting its elements of simplicity and gratitude. Tim and I cover the following topics:Tim’s story and why Marie Kondo’s system works for himWhat Spark Joy means to him (and it’s really good!)How seeking simplicity can help you assess aspects of your lifeHow Marie Kondo teaches us to honor what we ownWhat steps you can take right now to start decluttering How to add habits to be incredibly productiveI think you’ll enjoy a fresh perspective on a system that’s been around for almost a decade and I hope you’ll be inspired to find a way for simplicity to spark joy in your life.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH TIM LUCIER:FacebookInstagramWebsiteTwitterLinkedInCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Decluter Episode 2 - Positively Living PodcastGratitude Episode 4 - Positively Living Podcast“Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” Marie Kondo“Atomic Habits” James ClearMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Self-care isn’t simply a luxury or pampering, but rather a critical business strategy. That’s why episode 16 of The Positively Living Podcast is about self-care! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Stacie Walker is sharing the importance of self-care and actionable steps you can take right now to include self-care as a strategy in your business and life. Stacie Walker and I cover the following topics:What self-care really means, distinguishing pampering from true self-careThat true self-care is essential for living our best lives and especially important when you add on a business.How alignment plays a big part in how we achieve our goals and how we need to ask for help and seek supportI am so inspired by Stacie Walker and I know you will be too. She has gone from almost losing her life to creating one that she absolutely loves and showing you how you can do the same.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH STACIE WALKER:FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedInElite Society of Ambitious Women (Facebook Group)WebsiteCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Positively Living - Productivity (Episode 1)“Deep Work” by Cal Newport“Atomic Habits” by James ClearMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Habits are a building block of the life we lead, whether we realize it or not. And it’s likely we don’t realize it. That’s why episode 15 of The Positively Living Podcast is about Habits! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing what “good” or “bad” habits are and actionable small steps you can take right now to establish new habits. I cover the following topics:What habits are and how they relate to declutteringHow our brains “chunk” information together to help us make decisionsThe framework for establishing new habits as described by two of my favorite habits authorsHow to create new habits and break old ones using my S.T.E.P. methodWith the power of habits, we can automate good choices and we can help ourselves want to make good choices because we’ve done them repeatedly and teach ourselves the benefit that way.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Power of Habit (Duhigg)Smarter, Faster, Better (Duhigg)Atomic Habits (James Clear)Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Grief has no timeline. It has no end date. It isn’t linear. It lives within us, sometimes quietly and sometimes manifesting itself at unexpected times and with unexpected intensity. Learning to live with it and embrace it is critical to our well-being. That’s why episode 14 of The Positively Living Podcast is about grief.In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Katie Rössler is sharing the importance of focusing as a way to grow and offers actionable steps you can take right now to deal with grief. Katie Rössler and I cover the following topics:Waves of grief come from many life experiences, not only death.We are taught to run from grief and to cope in ways that don’t serve us.Katie’s specific, actionable advice for when you are dealing with grief.Society's desire to “move past” grief instead of sitting in the feelings and learning from them.I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all she shared about this subject near and dear to my heart. I know you’ll love hearing Katie’s stories and words of encouragement and I’m looking forward to your feedback. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH KATIE RÖSSLER:WebsiteFacebookInstagramStories of MeaningCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Episode 8 - Toxic Positivity10 Steps to Stress Less ChecklistBook - On Grief and GrievingMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Why is it so hard to accept ourselves? Why do we struggle so hard to treat ourselves with the love and compassion that we would treat a dear friend? Finding out the challenges and figuring out how to change that is important for our wellbeing in so many ways. That’s why episode 13 of The Positively Living Podcast with Jane Tornatore is about relieving stress through self-acceptance! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Jane Tornatore and I are sharing the importance of addressing the strange tendencies that keep us stuck and stressed and actionable steps you can take right now to start practicing gratitude and experiencing self- acceptance today. We cover the following topics:There is power in choosing...choosing how we perceive our feelingsHow we embrace habits like gratitude to create new neural pathways in our brainThe way we speak to ourselves has more impact than we realize...words truly matterJane’s dedicated list of words she wants to ban from our languageI think we can all agree that kindness matters. And I firmly believe we need to start with being kind to ourselves first. The benefits are far-reaching, and with the right initial effort, self-acceptance can become an automatic part of your life that not only serves you but others too.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH JANE TORNATORE:Website - FREE eBook toward the bottom of the pageFacebookInstagramLinkedInCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Trailer - Positively Living PodcastEpisode 4 (Gratitude) - Positively Living PodcastEpisode 7 (Stress) - Positively Living PodcastMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Menopause is a topic that needs clarifying and support. That’s why episode 12 of The Positively Living Podcast is about menopause and the changes that women experience throughout their lives! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Jacqueline Rose shares the myths surrounding menopause. She and I cover:How important self-awareness is (which has been a repeat concept from other podcast episodes)The three myths surrounding menopause and why they aren’t trueHow the menopause journey includes much more than we realize and can impact women physically, emotionally, and cognitively.That it’s possible to navigate this menopause time with ease and confidence.It is so important that we come to understand and accept what hormone fluctuation can do to our bodies and I hope you are both educated and encouraged by Jacqueline’s take on it.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life.If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH JACQUELINE ROSE:WebsiteFacebookInstagramDoctor Appointment ChecklistCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Incorporating meditation into your life and doing it in a way that works best for you is effective for stress management and much more. That’s why episode 011 of The Positively Living Podcast is about meditation! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of meditation and actionable steps you can take right now to start implementing a meditation practice in your life. I cover the following topics:Meditation's full potential to help the body calm and heal on a practical level.How meditation allows your mind and body to settle into a state of balance.Using meditation as a decluttering technique and its link to productivity and organizing.What the “downside” to meditation really is.Progress, not perfection is key here. And the good news is that you’ll benefit from each and every session, no matter how poorly you think your meditation time went.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramFREE Resource LibraryWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:HeadspaceInsight TimerCalmTen PercentChopra Center MeditationTen Percent Happier PodcastMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Self-care is a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  I have spoken about it many times on podcasts, summits, and on social media, linking it to productivity and to energy management. That’s why episode 10 of The Positively Living Podcast is about how self-care creates resilience! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Gillian Behnke and I are sharing the importance of building a healthy foundation, identifying your personal priorities so you know what matters most, and establishing boundaries to protect those priorities. Gillian Behnke and I cover the following topics:Gillian’s burnout story and the turning point that led her out of survival mode.How the word “simplify” led her to make the changes she needed.That learning to ask why we do what we do -- which is something we both love as questioners -- was a key component to uncomplicating her life at work and at home.It’s hard to pick a favorite takeaway for me, but if I had to, I would say that selfcare can be so quick and so simple.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH GILLIAN BEHNKE:FacebookInstagramMom Camp LifeMom Camp: Around the Campfire (Podcast)CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Joy List Download - Positively Productive Resources LibraryLisa Zawrotny on Mom Camp: Around the Campfire Podcast10% Happier with Dan HarrisGlennon Doyle’s Book UntamedMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
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