A Well-Designed Life

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February 20, 2020  

Ep 24: Power Hours

Do you ever put things off because they seem too hard, to scary, too mundane or not very sexy?  I do!  But I also know that living the life I want REQUIRES that sometimes I do those hard-to-do things!

In this podcast I share with you a secret for tackling those pull-your-hair-out tasks so you can move on with the rest of your delicious life.  I call these Power Hours.

Listen and learn how to lean into the power of your community and support one another to Get Sh*t Done!

February 11, 2020  

Ep 23: We All Make Mistakes

We all make mistakes, am I right?  But are you someone who won’t let your flub-ups go?  Do you continue to flog yourself and beat yourself up for your mistakes? 

In this podcast, I confess to some bone-headed moves I’ve made lately which reminded me of the need for and power of self-compassion.  

I share with you some of the wisdom of self-compassion expert Dr. Kristen Neff and the power of clearing the mental clutter caused by holding onto mistakes you’ve made. Holding on to things that you've done in the past with criticism is definitely clutter, and this podcast will help you Let. It. Go!

February 4, 2020  

Ep 22: Pray and Move Your Feet

We want what we want.  I don't know about you, but I get frustrated when the things I want don't come to me in a timely manner.  Are you like me, and have times where you do "everything" you think you're supposed to do, but what you want alludes you?  Or are you also like me and sometimes just wish things would show up with little to no effort on your part?

In this podcast, I talk about the frustration we can feel when our desires and/or our efforts don't produce the results we want in the time we think it should.  I talk about how to keep from giving up when your desired outcome is elusive.  More importantly, I talk about finding that sweet spot . . . the one where you enthusiastically show up to the task at hand while simultaneously understanding that the timing may not be in your control.  Like the Amish saying goes, this podcast is about how to Pray and Move Your Feet.   

January 28, 2020  

Ep 21: Recipe for Living Your Ideal Life, Pt 2

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a simple recipe that insured you got everything you wanted?  Unfortunately, there isn't. However, I think I've figured out seven ingredients, that when practiced and fully stepped into, bring you closer to your ideal life than you ever imagined. 

I've observed and learned through my own trial and error, that there are seven necessary actions and mindsets we have to take to live the life that is truly fulfilling.  To live a life that is More Happy and Less Crappy.

In this follow-up to Episode 20 of "A Well-Designed Life", I give you the final three ingredients in my recipe for living your ideal life; #5: Being willing to let go of the things in your life that are not working, #6: deliberating creating tension to create the sweet spot and finally, #7: embracing the mysteries of life. 

 

January 19, 2020  

Ep 20: Recipe for Living Your Ideal Life (Pt 1)

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a simple recipe that insured you got everything you wanted?  Unfortunately, there isn't. However, I think I've figured out seven ingredients, that when practiced and fully stepped into, bring you closer to your ideal life than you ever imagined. 

I've observed and learned through my own trial and error, that there are seven necessary actions and mindsets we have to take to live the life that is truly fulfilling.  To live a life that is More Happy and Less Crappy.

In this episode of A Well-Designed Life I introduce you to the first four of the seven: To take 100% responsibility, to know what you want, to know why you want it and to declare without apology that you deserve it.  

 

January 13, 2020  

Ep 19: Living a Whole Cookie Life

Do you squish together a lot of crumbs and pretend it's a whole cookie?  Do you continue to accept less than you want AND then lie about it . . . pretending that what you have is JUST FINE . . . never really getting what you want?

In this podcast, Cheri talks about this phenomenon of accepting a life that doesn't make the mark.  She talks about how she finally realized this pattern in her own life when she could see all of the many time and situations where she was wiling to settle for far less than she wanted.  Worse yet, she would lie to herself.  She was squishing together those crumbs and hoping so much to make them into a cookie.    But when she finally uncovered and accepted this harmful pattern, her life turned around.

Listen and see if Cheri can help you ferret out situations where you are accepting far less than you want and deserve.  Listen and realize you can have the whole cookie!

December 23, 2019  

Ep 18: Staying Present During the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time.  For many it can be an over-stuffed calendar and a mega-to-do list.  For others the holidays it may be intense feeling of grief or loneliness that haunts us.  For most, we tend to raise the bar super-hero high which means we spend our time planning and doing and less time enjoying and savoring. 

So how do we stay present and not get hijacked by reliving the past or constantly thinking about the future.  How do we stay in the moment?  Better yet, how do we ENJOY that moment?

In this podcast, Cheri gives you 5 tips you can use anytime to bring you into your body and into the present moment.  When you shift your thoughts and attention to the present, stress often simply fades away.  And isn't that the goal; to enjoy the holidays and create as many moments as possible that are stress-free and enjoyable.

December 9, 2019  

Ep 17: You Gotta Break a Few Eggs to Make an Omelet

Whenever we create anything . . . things are gonna get messy.  It's actually the creative process itself . . . giving birth to something new and exciting . . . that causes this wonderful and sometimes scary mess.  Like the saying goes, you have to break a few eggs if you want to eat an omelet.  And so it is with creating our ideal lives. 

What does it mean to "create" your life?  It means you are deliberate and intentional about what you are, what you have and what you do.  It means you don't live by default, but rather intentionally creating how you spend your thoughts, your money, your time and your energy. 

In this podcast, Cheri goes through what she feels are the five steps of the creative process.  You can apply these steps to anything, but she gives you countless examples of using them to create a beautiful life.  But perhaps just as important as the creative process, she give you three steps to navigate the chaos and messiness that will happen when you decide to step up and live a life that has more of what you truly want.

She helps you embrace the messiness of deliberating being creative!

 

December 2, 2019  

Ep 16: Too Much or Not Enough

What is a right-sized life? A life that's exhilarating and engaging and also a life that doesn't require you wear a super-hero cape and have an IV of caffeine pumped right into your veins.  When are you doing too much and when are you not doing enough?  

In this podcast, Cheri talks about the sweet spot between these two space . . . something she's calling tension. She's observed that people who have just the right amount of tension . . .  the challenging stuff AND the comfortable stuff . . . are seemingly the most happy.  Listen and she can help you determine where you may be right now.  This podcast will help you find your ideal place in which to live your life.

November 20, 2019  

Ep 15: What You Can’t See Affects You

"Out of sight, out of mind" might work for a little while, but eventually what you’re avoiding will come back and demand your attention.

Besides, all that stuff you’re putting off is costing you dearly RIGHT NOW!  You think you’re not thinking about it . . . but you are. You can never run faster than your clutter and undone tasks.  So why not just deal with them once and for all.

Let Cheri help you.  In this podcast she gives you 4 steps to ACTUALLY get things done.  These are not your typical steps you’ve read a million times. Rather she shares with you a secret for working around the pesky part of you who wants to keep your head in the sand!