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Welcome to the Live by Design Podcast! I’m your host, Kate House. Join me each week as I lead our community in seeking joy and cultivating gratitude in our daily lives. Together let’s live by design and not default.
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We interrupt our Special Podcast Series for this announcement! I'm hosting my very first Live By Design Podcast Meditation ChallengeI don't know about you, but my pandemic-induced anxiety has been creeping into my life more and more, and I don't love it. But I know that when I meditate regularly that my mind is calmer and my stress and anxiety lessens.And I figure I can't be the only one feeling this way. Which is the inspiration for our #minimeditationchallenge and this week's podcast episode.So what's the challenge look like?When: Monday, March 1 - Friday, March 5What: 7-10ish minute meditations delivered to you daily via email from KateWhy: To establish the habit of meditation and lower our stress levelsAnd my special thank you gift for signing up for the challenge is a guided sleep meditation you'll receive via email immediately upon joining, so you can start drifting off to a restful sleep right away.Participate in the challenge on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast to engage with our community, support one another in this pursuit, and for the chance to win sweet prizes from our challenge sponsors such as essential oils, Zoom yoga classes, one free entrance into Kate's Goal Setting Masterclass, a Start Today Journal, and so much more!Join the challenge today and grab your free guided sleep meditation too! 
Have you ever had a day where you woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Where you could turn your day around if you actually tried, but maybe you don't know where to start?On those days I like to break out my "Joy List" and purposefully make my off-feeling day into a good one, by harnessing the power of intention and joy.*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*episode notes | march meditation challenge | join the newsletter | circle of life exercise | @livebydesignpodcast | health coaching with kate
Have you ever read a book that took something intangible (such as joy) and the author made it feel approachable and, dare I say, attainable?That's exactly how I felt while reading Ingrid Fetell Lee's “Joyful.” I've always sought to cultivate joy, but Ingrid gave me the framework and vernacular to take my study to the next level. Throughout the book she explores how joy can be purposefully created through measures both big and small, and she equips us with the tools to cultivate joy in our own lives too!In addition to this mini book report, this week I also share how I strike the balance between working towards big, audacious goals while also appreciating each and every day. I delve more into how I do this through flow states, a gratitude practice with my husband, and finally my Start Today Journal practice too!Want to join The Live By Design Goal Setting Masterclass? Drop your details here so I can be in touch this spring when the course opens, including a special one-week-only Founding Members offer where you can join the course with lifetime membership at the lowest price it'll ever be offered!**Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*episode notes | march meditation challenge | join the newsletter | circle of life exercise | @livebydesignpodcast | health coaching with kate past episodes referenced: what is a flow state anyways? | our couples gratitude practice that's changed everything 
In this week's bonus episode, Kate sits down with Alice Havill to give a special shoutout to all parents out there who are striving to live with intention while raising little humans. It's not easy to make yourself a priority when you're giving time and energy to your kids too, but it's always worth it. We see you!Kate also shares a few of her tips for leading an active lifestyle when you have little, little ones still at home. It's not always glamorous, but it gets the job done.Alice also shares the advice she'd give to her ten-year-ago self, which is sure to make you smile, take a moment to pause, and recommit to enjoying the journey and not getting lost in the pursuit of the destination.*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*episode notes | join the newsletter | circle of life exercise | @livebydesignpodcast | health coaching with kate | @greentintedglasses
The Special Podcast Series continues this week with a further exploration of Physical Activity…one of Kate's all time favorite topics. Kate sat down virtually with Alice Havill - a fearless adventurer who loves to ski, run, rock climb, and everything in between - and shared a conversation about the habit of physical activity, the benefits of movement (and it's not just the obvious that we get into!), as well the personal mantras we both lean on when a physical pursuit starts to test our wherewithal. So pour yourself a fresh cup of joe and start your week off listening to two girlfriends encourage and inspire you towards joyful movement.*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*episode notes | join the newsletter | circle of life exercise | @livebydesignpodcast | health coaching with kate | @greentintedglasses
What's the one thing you can do immediately to give your physical health a boost? Hydrate!I know, it's not the most exciting thing, BUT it's a game changer when it comes to your physical health, mental clarity, and general feeling of wellbeing. This week Kate shares her tried and true method for deciding how much water you should aim to drink daily, how to incorporate hydration into your routine, and ways to keep things interesting (because let's be honest, water can get a little boring if you let it!).*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | circle of life exercise | vision board with kate | @livebydesignpodcast | interested in IIN?
Join Kate this week as she dives into the next piece of IIN’s Circle of Life Exercise - Physical Activity. Joyful movement is an integral part of Kate’s life, but that’s taken years of embracing sweating as a means of mental health support and establishing habits that support an active lifestyle to make it part of her daily routine. It can be difficult to add movement to your day when you are already juggling family, work, a social life, you name it...but if you feel stuck or need motivation to adapt an active lifestyle, then this is the episode for you.*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | circle of life exercise | vision board with kate | @livebydesignpodcast | interested in IIN? | free month of Shiny Happy Yoga | CDC | helpguide.org 
If you could reach back through the time-space continuum, knowing what you know now, what is something you wish you could share with yourself, from ten years ago?“I would say to that 40-year-old, you are worthy as you are. You are worthy whether or not you get married, whether or not you have kids, whether or not you succeed in the normal standards that society says you succeed.”*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!* episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | circle of life exercise | vision board with kate | @livebydesignpodcast | interested in IIN?Connect with Loukia:loukia@midlifeinbold.com | @midlifeinbold | facebook | Midlife Women Making Change Without Fear Facebook Group | Free Guide: 3-Step Formula for How to Break Out of a Midlife Slump | This Midlife In Bold Podcast
This week we welcome fellow podcaster and Master Midlife Mindset Coach, Loukia Mastrodimos, to The Live By Design Podcast family 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 fundamentally change her life, and in today's conversation she shares what that transformation has looked like for her personal health, her mindset, and her business - Midlife In Bold, Inc.*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!* episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | circle of life exercise | vision board with kate | @livebydesignpodcast | interested in IIN?Connect with Loukia:loukia@midlifeinbold.com | @midlifeinbold | facebook | Midlife Women Making Change Without Fear Facebook Group | Free Guide: 3-Step Formula for How to Break Out of a Midlife Slump | This Midlife In Bold Podcast
So, what are these “primary foods” you keep talking about, you ask?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Funnily enough, they’re not what you’d think! The Institute for Integrative Nutrition taught me the value of nourishing yourself with what feeds your heart and soul first, and that when these areas of life are given the care they deserve it’s easier to then focus on your secondary foods (what you actually eat!) and choose to eat what blesses your body.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀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.*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | circle of life exercise | vision board with kate | @livebydesignpodcast  | primary and secondary foods | interested in IIN?Past Episodes Referenced: Our Couples Gratitude Practice That’s Changed Everything | Sarah Weyenberg of Shiny Happy Yoga | What Is A Flow State Anyways?
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. It looks like making my personal health and wellness a priority.Because here’s the kicker. If you don’t do it, nobody will.Straight up. Without my health – body, mind, and heart – I’m less able to pursue the passions of my heart and pursue my life’s work. So I actively choose to fill myself up first, so that I can pour love into others after. Do you need to make yourself a priority again? Start right now by giving this episode a listen. And afterwards, I challenge you to do something immediately that fills your cup. Big or small, but do it right away. Making yourself a priority is a daily practice, and it can start right now. You’re worth it. Every single day. You’re worth it.*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | circle of life exercise | vision board with kate | @livebydesignpodcast  | why not now podcast | primary and secondary foods | interested in IIN?
Inspiration can come in the unlikeliest of places. Like from my favorite love story meets historical fiction mixed with time travel and sexy accents kind of TV show…Outlander.I was recently binging the latest season when these lines spoke to my heart. I was going through a challenging season and feeling a little down, but I found comfort in hearing, “You are alive. You are whole. All is well.”And I thought if I needed reminding of this that you might as well. So this week’s Mini Meditation Episode features these lines, and I hope it speaks to you the same way it did to me. Because we all need a little extra love as we emerge from 2020, so let’s lift one another up and as a community lean into the new year with kindness towards ourselves.In the words of my favorite fictional Scot, "You are alive. You are whole. All is well."*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | circle of life exercise | vision board with kate | @livebydesignpodcast 
Did 2020 leave you feeling a little bruised? Same. There were some absolutely bright, beautiful moments last year, but it was also one of the most challenging years for me personally to date. 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, I’ve decided in 2021 to go 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 – such as my children, husband, family, friends, my new hometown community, and our growing podcast tribe!So if you too are ready to make yourself a priority (because after all, if you don’t – who will?), then press play to hear what I have lined up for the coming year. Let’s live by design, not default, together.*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | circle of life exercise | vision board with kate | @livebydesignpodcast 
*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*This week's mini meditation episode is inspired by the work of Yung Pueblo. He's a meditator, writer, and speaker, and if you don't already follow him on Instagram I highly recommend it. He recently shared a post titled, "12 Ways I Will Make The Most of 2021," and his insights deeply resonated with me. I hope they encourage and inspire you as well as we enter this new year.episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | vision board resources | circle of life exercise | @livebydesignpodcast | @yung_pueblo
*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*Last week's episode When Enough Was Enough Featuring Jamie Hill was chock full of inspirational goodness, so much so that I didn't want Jamie's advice to her ten-years-ago-self to get lost in a longer episode. Heck, today's mini episode!Give a listen if listening to someone dream big will encourage and inspire you to do the same. Because we get just this one life, and the only person who can truly give you permission to call you shot is yourself.I hope Jamie's dream gets you excited to embrace 2021 and all the power you have to manifest dreams for yourself too. It's also a great precursor to my upcoming Special Podcast Series based on The Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Circle of Life Exercise. I plan to use this series in my own personal life to build a strong foundation from which to build in the coming year. I'd love for you to join me, and be sure to grab a spot on my weekly email love letter to know when each fresh episode drops and to get all my recourses and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox!episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | circle of life exercise | @livebydesignpodcast | @jamiehill27
*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*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.I hope this episode gets you excited to embrace 2021! It's also a great precursor to my upcoming Special Podcast Series based on The Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Circle of Life Exercise. I plan to use this series in my own personal life to build a strong foundation from which to build in the coming year. I'd love for you to join me, and be sure to grab a spot on my weekly email love letter to know when each fresh episode drops and to get all my recourses and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox!episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | circle of life exercise | @livebydesignpodcast | @jamiehill27
*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*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 as she's shared it in real time on Instagram @ariannazabriskie. Arianna is a personal friend and in the past year I've watched as 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. Can you say, “woah”?!So grab a cup of coffee and press play if you're ready to be inspired. Arianna shares her story with authenticity, vulnerability, and strength, and above all she reminds us that despite hardship we can choose to show up for ourselves and show up for those we love with grace, love, and a crap-load of unf*ckwithableness.Want extra inspiration and the show notes for each episode straight to your inbox? Excellent! Join my weekly podcast newsletter so that each fresh new episode gets delivered straight to you!episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | @livebydesignpodcast | ariannazabriskie.com | @ariannazabriskie |  become an unf*ckwithable coach
*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*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.Want extra inspiration and the show notes for each episode straight to your inbox? Excellent! Join my weekly podcast newsletter so that each fresh new episode gets delivered straight to you!episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | @livebydesignpodcast
*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*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. Most of all though, through this conversation I learned the importance of being open to new possibilities and that when they’re unfolding around you, you must take action. Before you go, did you know that we offer a weekly newsletter? It’s true! All the love, encouragement, and joy from each new podcast episode gets delivered directly to you including links to that week’s full-length and mini meditation episodes, resources mentioned during the podcast, and even some extra inspiration to boot! Sign up here for your weekly dose of inspiration.episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | @livebydesignpodcast | Amy Price Design on Etsy | @amypricedesign | @prettybaked_xo
*Join The Live By Design Podcast's 5-Day Meditation Challenge! From March 1 - 5 receive free guided meditations from Kate via email each day to reduce pandemic-induced anxiety. Join the fun on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast and be entered to win prizes from our challenge sponsors too!*Need a short and sweet meditation pick-me-up to end your week? Excellent, then have I got something in store for you. This week's meditation features an abundance mindset mantra I learned from girlboss.com which is, "I am grateful for the abundance that I have and the abundance on its way." So if you're feeling like you're stuck in a scarcity mindset, or feeling fearful, or just not your most vibrant self, then press play for this 7 minute meditation to turn your day around.And before you go, did you know I have a weekly e-newsletter that drops each fresh new podcast episode straight into your inbox? And to top it off, I include exclusive content that's only available for newsletter subscribers. Sign up here to get all my sunshiny inspiration straight to your inbox!episode notes | weekly podcast newsletter | @livebydesignpodcast | girlboss.com 
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