podcast 17: caroline zook on the joy of creative expression

podcast 17: caroline zook on the joy of creative expression

For Week 3 of the Month of Joy on the podcast, I share a wonderfully insightful conversation with Caroline Kelso Zook of Made Vibrant. Along with being a friend and all around amazing human being, Caroline is an artist, designer, and writer and her business help soulful creatives create an authentic business and life.

In this episode, we chat about the importance of aligning with your core, how taking action combats the fear of sharing your work, creating space for self care, the power of gratitude, how minimalism creates creative clarity, embracing your weird, and so much more.

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back to blogging

back to blogging

Sometimes life happens. Sometimes you have the best intentions, but the world has something else in store for you. Sometimes you just have to let go and focus on what is coming towards you instead of chasing what you think you should be doing

That 'sometimes' has been an 'all of the time' for me for the past six months or so. Right when I think I'm getting in the groove and can focus on some other desires, boom. Nope. Curve ball. And that curve ball hasn't been a bad thing. It's just been taking me away from my online universe that I've been wanting to nurture and grow.

But lately my soft creative voice has been bringing me back. Gently tugging at my pant leg and whispering, "Hey. Hey, dear Randi. I've got some things to say." And I would hate to be rude and ignore such a sweet prompting, so here I am. Back to blogging. 

podcast 16: becca shern on the joy of good health

podcast 16: becca shern on the joy of good health

To continue the Month of Joy on the podcast, I chat with nutritionist Becca Shern from Minimal Wellness all about finding the joy in healthy daily habits, in particular with diet and exercise.

Take a listen as we chat about the dangers of staying in a stressful situations, the importance of filling your own cup first, the wisdom of the small and simple, how minimalism creates time to take care of yourself, tips on simplifying the kitchen, finding the joy in exercise and more.

So much goodness jammed packed into one episode. Enjoy!

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podcast 15: molly yeh on the joy of food

podcast 15: molly yeh on the joy of food

February is the Month of Joy on the Simple Self Care Podcast, and to kick it off, I'm interviewing world renowned chef and food blogger Molly Yeh.

If you follow Molly’s blog and instagram, or have read her award winning cookbook Molly on the Range, you know that every occasion can be a fun celebration with the right mix of funfetti and cute marzipan figures. And her spin on your childhood comfort foods will warm your heart and your belly. 

Take a listen as Molly and I chat about bringing joy to the kitchen, what to do if you don’t like cooking, self care travel tips, favorite winter rituals, and a cautionary tale for all of you shnitzel lovers.

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podcast 14: social media detoxing: embrace the empty space

podcast 14: social media detoxing: embrace the empty space

Sometimes we get so caught up in our external world that we forget to check in to our internal world. Whenever we have a spare moment, we reach for our phone or other distraction to fill that empty space.

To help calm some of the the chaos in my mind and my life, I decided to do a little experiment last month. For the whole month of December, I took a break from social media. 
In this episode, I share what I learned from that experiment and offer some insights on why it's important to embrace the moments of nothingness.

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podcast 13: winter skin care + self care with Kristen Runvik

podcast 13: winter skin care + self care with Kristen Runvik

Wintertime can be rough, especially on our skin. But as with most things that ail us, there are simple, daily things we can do to feel better. 

In this episode, I chat with my favorite herbalist friend, Kristen Runvik. Kristen is the founder of Lagom Body Co., an earth-based skin care line that focuses on making your skin care routine a self care ritual.

Take a listen as we talk about the best Winter skin care and self care rituals, simple ways to use herbs in our daily lives, and get some tips on transitioning into using more natural beauty products.

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podcast 12: New Year, New Theme, New Ways to Set Resolutions

podcast 12: New Year, New Theme, New Ways to Set Resolutions

Instead of setting yourself up to fail with the old school way of New Years Resolution, take a listen to some updated ideas. Learn how setting a theme for the year and creating seasonal goals can help you make 2018 a little happier and a little healthier than the year before.

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podcast 11: Getting Real About Authenticity

podcast 11: Getting Real About Authenticity

Inauthenticity is everywhere. So much so that trying to sift through the news, social medias, marketing campaigns, etc. is becoming a full time job. This artificial connection can cause us to keep our walls up and lead with our barriers instead of our real, vulnerable selves. 
Take a listen to this week's podcast for more on the matter and join me in pondering why it's better to lead with what's real. And hear how our superficial interactions love block us instead of safe keep us.

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