This is a topic I've had rolling around in my heart for the past year or so. The topic of who we're here to "help," how we know which path to follow in finding our purpose, and releasing the guilt around not feeling called to a life of sacrifice and service (as you may currently understand those words). You can even hear the resistance I'm still wrestling through in this episode as I try to justify the path I've currently set myself on when it comes to choosing the ways I'll use my life as a service to others, as I clearly have some beliefs deeply embedded in me around this idea. I hope my rambling thoughts make sense, and you're left with a feeling of relief, with the ability to release the pressure from your own life, and add practical tools for moving forward and focusing on one thing at a time in order to find wholeness in yourself as a way to bring healing to the world.
Sara and Kalee back together again! We may not have gotten to record sitting shoulder to shoulder on the floor of Sara's room, but after months of living apart, we finally got the chance to hop on the phone and catch everyone up on what Kalee's been up to the past few months, all the major and exciting life shifts she's experiencing at once, and how being long distance has affected our friendship. We don't leave out the hard and messy parts of being two different humans in very different chapters of our lives, and how we're choosing to fight for the beauty that is our friendship. We also share practical tips for navigating a long distance relationship between two people with differing communication styles, and why these types of conversations don't just need to be reserved for romantic partnerships. It was so good getting to share this space again, and we hope you enjoy listening in on our conversation.
As I've continued to be on a journey of discovering the ways in which I can change my thoughts, and in turn, change my beliefs, I want to keep sharing the mindset shifts that have been the most helpful for me. Today's episode focuses on reframing jealousy, an emotion that I find particularly bothersome, and how I turn those thoughts into helpful ones rather than harmful ones. I cover the practical ways I'm able to quickly flip my views around when it comes to things that used to make me jealous, and share the ways in which I'm still working through what that looks like in relationships for me.
Head to hifriend.co to see more from this episode, and thanks for listening friends.
In this episode I'm sharing the morning routine I've created for myself that allows me to start every day with peace and calm, and I get specific on what I'm reading each day and the products I use to help wake me up, and most importantly, the feature on my phone that I believe makes all of this possible. It's been such a game changer for me and I love telling everyone about it these days, and since you're all my friends, I wanted to share it with you too.
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Through a series of revelations over the past several years, I started to recognize that there were beliefs I had been carrying with me around things I was waiting until marriage to do - whether that was a certain part of my life I could engage in, a specific thing I wanted to buy, or whatever made-up truth I had been telling myself - and have now slowly but surely started to reframe them in a way that allows me to step into those things now, without waiting on any unknown timeline. And the result has been so fun and so freeing. In this episode I share five different things I've decided not to wait until marriage for, and the ways in which those have helped me more fully enjoy my life right where I'm at.
Favorite times, repeating numbers, signs that show up in the most random places right when you needed them. All of these things are ways that I believe the Universe uses to speak to us in order to guide, comfort, or encourage us wherever we're at in life. I invited my long-time friend Lauren onto the show to share the beautiful story behind her sign, and tell the background and significance around mine as well. Head to hifriend.co to see accompanying photos to both our stories and important snapshots into our gangly, confusing, and precious junior high and high school days. Enjoy, and I hope this episode encourages you to seek out extra bits of love and magic in your everyday life.
In August of 2018 I was led to give up alcohol for an entire year as an experiment. Seven months into that journey I'm sharing the story behind coming to this decision, the biggest benefits I've seen in my life because of it, the things that have made not drinking way easier for me, and how I believe I'll approach alcohol in the future. I also disclose the super extra ceremony I hosted to help with my grief around saying goodbye to red wine. Most importantly, I share the biggest takeaway this experience has given me that I think applies to everyone and any big decision they might be facing.
It was so special to have my soul sister Jessie on for our first guest spot on Hi Friend. Jessie and I have my favorite BFF meet-cute love story filled with synchronicities and overlap long before we met that we had the pleasure of sharing with you all, mixed with a peek into what our day-to-day conversations have evolved to (we've come a long way since bonding over 7 jeans), and how we help coach, guide and encourage each other through the ever-shifting and expansive realm we've found ourselves in. Jess shares a big life pivot that's been put in her path and how magic has infused the uncertain process, and I share my struggle with having an undefined career at the moment, forever questioning how to explain what it is I'm doing when presented with the question from strangers.
See the video I surprised Jess with during our episode, as well as where you can find her online (and trust me, you want to) over at hifriend.co.
The ability to quickly alter or up-level my mood by changing my thoughts or by knowing what activities or practices will get me there has been something I've been deeply intrigued by lately. I have created quite a personal list of things that get me into alignment (AKA my best and fullest self), and because I believe in the power of this concept so much, I love sharing what those different tools are for me. This episode is about a quick and easy way to change your mood or channel a specific emotion using a highly curated playlist - with examples of what's on mine, and how I use different categories of music to bring about a desired result. I hope you have fun with this one.
I've recently had a big shift in the way I view my singleness and this season of life, partially thanks to the clarity I've gained around how I envision my immediate future, and partially thanks to months worth of mindset shifts that have transformed the way I view myself, my dating life, and my status as a single person. So I sat down and spilled my heart on all the revelations and new beliefs that have made the biggest difference in my life around releasing attachments, fully letting go of the "how" someone will come my way, and embracing this season in a big and beautiful way.