Podcast Mania!

I am the type of person to develop obsessions and passions only to have them fulfilled and it is on to the next one! However, this current obsession? I see no end in sight.

Podcasts are too legit. In the car. At work. Getting ready at home. Cooking. The possibilities and time for them are endless and I’m just soaking them all in. Backstory- I started listening to podcasts when I was having a rough time, possibly the worst time in my adult life. A time of uncertainty when I lived on an emotional rollercoaster. Since then, I’ve chosen to get off the ride (more on this later). Alas, podcasts saved the day. It all started with a friend I follow on Snapchat that screenshot what she was listening to and I replied with “what’s that!?”- and so it began. Below, I list in no particular order my favorite podcasts right now.

  • That’s So Retrograde- a wellness podcast hosted by Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari, that focuses on mindful living. They follow moon cycles, astrology, meditation, and host interviews with crazy inspiring creatives! These ladies give me life!
  • The Skinny Confidential-Lauren Evarts and Michael Bostick, a cohesively entertaining married couple that host their podcast based off her blog and book, named the same. They have tips and tricks ranging from beauty, health, fitness, and major guests that are just down right brilliant creators and entrepreneurs that leave you with ideas swirling about!
  • Risen Motherhood-this podcast keeps me from losing my mind thinking I’m alone in the mothering world. Raising babies in a world that attempts to grab their attention at every move, these ladies give great Biblical advice to raise your little ones in Christ while not forgetting yourself as a mother, wife, and individual.
  • Higherself Podcast -this is by Sahara Rose (IG handle: @iamsaraharose). If you don’t know what Ayurveda is you need to. And she makes it such an easy method to add into your daily lifestyle. I’ve already implemented 5 Ayurvedic practices to my daily routine!
  • Goaldigger Podcast- by Jenna Kutcher-100% boss babe, a total business mindset on learning to grow your hobby to your business and doing what you LOVE.

There you have it! These are my current favs and I already have a few to suggest next time. Have a listen and let me know what you think! Any suggestions? Send them over!

XO,

Gi

Curse of Comparison

This has been a topic so heavy on my heart, because comparison haunts every single one of us. Mostly without admission. The accessibility to view the lives of everyone from our closest friends to complete strangers in other countries has been such a blessing yet can be a curse all in the same stroke. Admiring the pretty postings and flat lays is one thing, but expecting your highlight reel to look the same as another mama or another influencer is just unrealistic. I’m preaching to myself here you guys, because I am guilty of wishing my kitchen looked like that farm style kitchen post that had 1500 likes or figuring out how I can keep my home clean and sparkly while I’m at work for 9 hours even though I have a toddler. Because if mom over here has 3 kids and I have 1 then it’s certainly possible. But no.

What we see are snippets, tiny moments of time in tiny squares that in no way reflect a realistic day to day and if they do for that individual, then more power to them! But you are you! You are in this current space for a reason. Be your own competition. Some days your best will not be the same best as other days, but you are dominating. You come in first because you’re running your own race. Kill the curse. . Maybe you could be better or more efficient, but be better than YOU were yesterday. Challenge yourself to grow and be your own inspiration.

Thoughts can snowball. Try writing down a negative or positive conclusion that you’ve made about yourself. Underneath that conclusion, write down all the thoughts preceding that conclusion. How did you get there? What was the first thought? Identify it and destroy it if it’s negative. Learn to redirect thoughts of comparison that are not serving you. So the next time you’re scrolling and you happen to start figuring out what you need to buy or eat or do, in order for something to measure up to someone else’s reality. Stop yourself. Shift perspective. And honor yourself for who you are and the moment you’re in.

XO,

Gi