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042: Claudia Pennington and The Life Changing Magic of Tiny Houses and Debt-Free Living

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with tiny houses and their potential for maximizing space while minimizing home maintainence AND the mortgage bill. I’ve got Pinterest boards filled with them, have binge watched episodes of Tiny House Hunters and keep getting inspired by their sheer coolness.

SO when I found out that our next guest was indeed a tiny home dweller I got …

041: Harry Duran Part II: On the Zen Mindset and the Short-Form, Local Podcast

This is a continuation of my conversation with Harry Duran. If you haven’t listened to the previous episode, please go back to Episode 40 to listen to the start of the conversation, which focuses on how cultivating an abundance mentality can help in one’s success journey. Sometimes that starts with investing in yourself and investing in others for personal growth, but without sounding too woo-woo, …

040: Harry Duran Part I: On Abundance and Growth Outside the Comfort Zone

A Happy New Year to you! I hope you were able to reflect on your wins and lessons learned from the past year, as well as set intentions for growth in all areas of life for this coming year.

My conversation with Harry Duran is in two parts. The first part focuses on how cultivating an abundance mentality can help in one’s success journey. Sometimes …

039: Gabrielle Blair on Blog Business, Family and Travel

I first learned about Gabrielle Blair in an HGTV episode of International House Hunters way back 10 years ago when my husband and I were both still living in the Boston area.

This was during the earlier stages of blogging and podcasting. I still remember having some abandoned blog from the old “Blogger” platform which in the digital world is considered ancient history! Fast forward …

038: Lisa Kimrey on Wellness, Faith and Being You

With the holiday season coming up, many of us are feeling the time crunch of obligations from work, family or other things on our “to do” lists. With so much going on, self-care is at the bottom of that list.

Want less overwhelm and more calm in just 5 minutes a day? Get the FREE Simply Designed Life eCourse, a 4-Day kickstarter to zen …

037: Scott Mulvaney Part II: On Podcasting and Gender Marketing Styles

As mentioned in my previous episode, we’re changing things up on the podcast and bringing you all in for the journey. Thus, we’ve split this particular episode into two parts. Part I (Episode 36) had addressed Scott’s corporate background and how he transitioned into an elite branch of firefighting known as the Hotshots. Coincidentally enough, a movie based on the Hotshots just came out in …

036: Scott Mulvaney Part I: From Corporate Sales to Hotshot Firefighting

I had met Scott Mulvaney at the Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference in the Philadelphia area where he spoke about embracing change. What I like about this next episode in particular is hearing not only his transition from corporate sales to public service, but hearing about his own personal transformation and who he became in the process.

In my commitment to changing things up on the podcast …

035: Kelly Roach on Life Design Strategy and Unstoppable Success

This week I’m excited to share my conversation with Kelly Roach, who will give us some great takeaways for lifestyle design, business strategy and the mindset and traits one needs to have to achieve success in creating a well designed life.  

In some cases, that might mean creating a freedom based lifestyle via a business or other revenue generating vehicle or “muse,” whether it be …

034: Corinne Kerston on Confidence Hacks for Business and Life

Creating a simply designed life in business or life may seem simple in theory, but is not exactly easy in practice. Life happens, things get messy, and not only do we feel the need to manage the day in day out challenges that gets in the way, but also all the mental stuff holding us back from taking the next step towards a positive outcome.…

033: Nikita Ross on Fitness and Creating Balance

In creating a simply designed life, as per the podcast’s name, we want to empower people to rightsize in all areas of life, meaning you do what’s right for you and your situation. Also realize that almost nothing gets done in a vacuum—it usually takes incremental steps.

If you’ve ever heard of Tony Robbins’ wheel of life exercise, he emphasizes categories to consider in the many …