THRIVE PODCAST

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Welcome to THRIVE PODCAST, where every week, we dive into a practical, tactical tip to bring you from a life of simply surviving, to thriving. It’s personal development for the everyday girl who is DONE with coasting through her days, done with feeling like she’s missing out on the deeper meaning of her own life, and done with mediocrity once and for all. read less
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Create a Life you Actually LOVE - with Stephanie May Wilson
01-05-2024
Create a Life you Actually LOVE - with Stephanie May Wilson
"You get to decide." Really, you do! And whether that thought feels instantly empowering or overwhelming, Stephanie May Wilson is here to help. As an author, speaker, TEDxTalker, and popular podcaster with over 8 million downloads, Stephanie is no stranger to the "Everything Era" - the decade-ish where most of our wildly huge, defining, important milestone decisions are often made. Today on THRIVE, she brings her best tips on creating a life you love for YOU - not for your family, your friends, or what you think you "should" have done by now. Erica and Steph also break down discerning "God's plan" for your life and where your power lies along the way (spoiler alert: you have more say so than you think you do!). The conversation is candid and oh so real, with relatable ways to approach your decision making in a way that will make sense for you and have you moving forward in faith and confidence for what's to come. “Life is too short to wear shoes that don’t fit - whether your feet, your style, or your life - especially when there are seven hundred gazillion other options to choose from. It’s not selfish to want to find shoes that fit - in fact, it’s silly not to.” CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE MAY WILSON  WEBSITE INSTAGRAM PODCAST CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE BOOK   MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LOVELOVELOVE "HOLD EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE"...AND THEN WHAT? - WITH LAURA SMITH FEELING STUCK? THE GOOD NEWS IS... - WITH HOPE REAGAN HARRIS HOW TO LIVE BY DESIGN, NOT DEFAULT - WITH JULIE CIARDI 30 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME CATCHING UP WITH THE GWYNNS - LIFE LATELY WITH TWO KIDS   SHOP THE THRIVING COLLECTION HERE   FOLLOW ALONG Text CUROWD to 55444 to join the email list!  THRIVE Podcast Instagram Instagram Facebook Coming Up Roses
Yes, Jesus Cares about your Mental Health - with Laura Smith
21-02-2024
Yes, Jesus Cares about your Mental Health - with Laura Smith
We’re back with best-selling author, speaker, Bible teacher, and my friend Laura Smith, and we’re chatting all about her newest book: Holy Care for the Whole Self. It’s full of truth and encouragement connecting our mental AND spiritual health journeys, and it’s going to leave you feeling refreshed and breathing easier in your own earthly walk. But if you have not yet grabbed copy, we’ll wait - and give you some really solid advice and steadfast reminders in the meantime, especially great if you’ve ever found yourself struggling mentally and maybe shaming yourself spiritually. You are not broken. There’s nothing wrong with you. You don’t have to “pray away” your pain - it is okay, and right, to seek earthly AND heavenly help. Jesus CARES about your mental health - and Laura is here to break down the “both/and” of seeking healing. CONNECT WITH LAURA SMITH WEBSITE INSTAGRAM HOLY CARE FOR THE WHOLE SELF ALL OF LAURA'S BOOKS   MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LOVELOVELOVE "HOLD EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE"...AND THEN WHAT? - WITH LAURA SMITH HOW TO FINALLY MANAGE YOUR ENERGY LEVELS + FEEL BETTER WITH DR. ARIN REEVES WHERE FAITH AND MENTAL HEALTH MEET (+ THRIVE!) - WITH BRITTNEY MOSES FEELING STUCK? THE GOOD NEWS IS... - WITH HOPE REAGAN HARRIS OVERCOMING SHAME TO TURN YOUR PAIN INTO YOUR POWER - WITH CHRISTINE ERRICO   SHOP THE THRIVING COLLECTION HERE   FOLLOW ALONG Text CUROWD to 55444 to join the email list!  THRIVE Podcast Instagram Instagram Facebook Coming Up Roses
How to Live by Design, Not Default - with Julie Ciardi
31-01-2024
How to Live by Design, Not Default - with Julie Ciardi
Today’s episode is for all the girlies who have ever felt trapped in a life lived on “default.” It’s an awesome conversation with my fabulous friend Julie, who on the outside, very much looks like she “does it all.” She’s got a 7-figure business, a top 1.5% globally ranked podcast, over 20 years of marketing and sales experience, had a brick and mortar boutique, and more…including a husband and 3 kids. But really, Julie’s life has been filled with very intentional choices and specific moves to let her live by her own design - and very much NOT by default. In this episode, she shares how she managed to rise the corporate ranks at IBM - all the way to VP of Marketing - while still saying “no” and coaching her son’s soccer team. She spills the secret to building your self-image and self-confidence to make bold moves in your own life, and she breaks down her formula for being a “Mom AND.” Whether you’re a corporate chica, an ambitious entrepreneur, and/or a fellow mama, this episode is not one to miss!   CONNECT WITH JULIE CIARDI PODCAST WEBSITE INSTAGRAM   MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LOVELOVELOVE GODLY TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS TO FEEL MORE "BALANCED" - WITH CHRISTY WRIGHT WHERE FAITH AND MENTAL HEALTH MEET (+ THRIVE!) - WITH BRITTNEY MOSES INTUITIVE EATING + SMASHING THE SCALE FOR GOOD - WITH ALANA VAN DER SLUYS   SHOP THE THRIVING COLLECTION HERE   FOLLOW ALONG THRIVE Podcast Instagram Instagram Facebook Coming Up Roses
Intuitive Eating & Smashing the Scale for Good - with Alana Van Der Sluys
15-11-2023
Intuitive Eating & Smashing the Scale for Good - with Alana Van Der Sluys
If you’ve ever found yourself swearing off sweets forever or trying diet after diet, frustrated that it’s just not working…you’re not alone. And there IS a better, healthier way to live - that DOES involve eating the dang cupcake. [TW: Eating Disorder Recovery] Alana Van Der Sluys is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and the founder of Freedom with Food and Fitness, where she empowers women who want to heal their relationship with food, weight, and their bodies through intuitive eating and mindset work. She’s on THRIVE today to call out the Top 3 roadblocks stopping you from seeing results, and to shine light on a better alternative way of living that actually works so that you can get back to learning to love the beautiful body you’re in and the beautiful life you’ve been given. Fair warning, you might walk away from this episode smashing your scale - and we’re totally cool with that.  CONNECT WITH ALANA VAN DER SLUYS BOOK WEBSITE INSTAGRAM FREE MASTERCLASS   MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LOVELOVELOVE BODY IMAGE + INTUITIVE EATING FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE - WITH NYLA WIEBE GOAL-SETTING BASED ON YOUR ENNEAGRAM TYPE - WITH JACKIE COBAN WHERE FAITH AND MENTAL HEALTH MEET (+ THRIVE!) - WITH BRITTNEY MOSES MASTERING YOUR MONEY MINDSET: FROM $0 TO $40,000 IN ONE MONTH - WITH LIZ WILCOX HOW TO TAKE A CAREER BREAK -WITH KATRINA MCGHEE   SHOP THE THRIVING COLLECTION HERE   FOLLOW ALONG THRIVE Podcast Instagram Instagram Facebook Coming Up Roses
What each Enneagram Type needs most in Friendship - with Sarajane Case
01-11-2023
What each Enneagram Type needs most in Friendship - with Sarajane Case
There may be no greater feeling in friendship than someone just seeing you for exactly who you are and loving you in that place as that person. They honor your highs, lift your lows, and somehow seem to know *just* the right thing to do or say in the moment - and that’s why they’re your best friend, right? But today on THRIVE, we’re kicking even the best of friendships up a notch. Sarajane Case - better known as @enneagramandcoffee on Instagram - is here to break down each Enneagram type specifically as it relates in friendships and relationships with other people, so that you can show up as a better friend AND feel that friendship in return. She’s giving specific advice on how to show up stronger without letting our own expectations or limits become a roadblock in relationships, and what each type really needs at its core to feel most loved. BONUS: Sarajane also shares the ONE thing each Enneagram type can do TODAY to - you guessed it - really THRIVE. CONNECT WITH SARAJANE CASE THE HONEST ENNEAGRAM & THE ENNEAGRAM LETTERS WEBSITE INSTAGRAM PODCAST   MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LOVELOVELOVE GOAL-SETTING BASED ON YOUR ENNEAGRAM TYPE - WITH JACKIE COBAN 5 WAYS TO STRESS LESS RIGHT NOW - WITH DR. LULU SHIMEK WHAT REALLY IS MY "GOD-GIVEN" PURPOSE? - WITH KAITLYN CEY HEALING AFTER BETRAYAL & TRANSFORMING AFTER TRAUMA - WITH DR. DEBI SILBER   SHOP THE THRIVING COLLECTION HERE   FOLLOW ALONG THRIVE Podcast Instagram Instagram Facebook Coming Up Roses
What’s your Personal Style? - with Keri Blair
25-10-2023
What’s your Personal Style? - with Keri Blair
What 3-5 words best describe YOU? What do you wear when you don’t know what to wear? How do you create a closet that brings you joy AND makes you feel fabulous, and when’s the right time to purge those pants that you SWEAR will fit again “someday”...? Creator and CEO of The Style Studio by Keri Blair, Keri is on THRIVE to get real and go there today to help unleash your own personal style - even if you’ve never given it a second thought before. She’s all about helping women tap into their true potential and create a look on the outside that really reflects who they are on the inside. She’s got over 20 years of experience styling executives and high-profile clients, she’s been dubbed “the secret weapon,” and she’s here on THRIVE today to walk us through how to actually uncover your own personal style and add or subtract from your closet accordingly. We also chat about what the word “flattering” really means, what colors you should actually be wearing, and putting together your own go-to outfit “formula” for those days when you just don’t know what to wear. CONNECT WITH KERI BLAIR STYLE COURSE WEBSITE INSTAGRAM PODCAST YOUTUBE   MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LOVELOVELOVE LIVING UNAPOLOGETICALLY WITH GOD AS YOUR GUIDE - WITH ANGELA QUINTEROS  STORYTIME: HITCHED IN HER HIKING BOOTS (MET + MARRIED IN A MONTH!) - WITH CLAIRE MILLER 5 WAYS TO STRESS LESS RIGHT NOW - WITH DR. LULU SHIMEK "HOLD EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE"...AND THEN WHAT? - WITH LAURA SMITH   SHOP THE THRIVING COLLECTION HERE   FOLLOW ALONG THRIVE Podcast Instagram Instagram Facebook Coming Up Roses
How to Take a Career Break - with Katrina McGhee
18-10-2023
How to Take a Career Break - with Katrina McGhee
If you’ve ever caught yourself daydreaming about a break from your job to go travel the world and dream bigger dreams…Katrina McGhee is here to help you make it happen. As a Career Break and Sabbatical Expert, Katrina has successfully helped nearly 100 people take time off to put time into what’s lighting their heart on fire, seeing them return to work recharged, inspired, happily-employed and forever changed. In today’s episode, she’s sharing exactly how she took her own 20-month globetrotting career break - and don’t worry, she’s keeping it real and revealing how much money she saved and how she recommended breaking down the dollars and practicals to support your own sabbatical, whether it’s a month off in your hometown or a year around the world.   CONNECT WITH KATRINA MCGHEE FREE GIFT - 45 EPIC THINGS TO DO ON A BREAK WEBSITE   INSURANCE OPTIONS WHILE TRAVELING: https://safetywing.com/nomad-insurance/ https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/ https://www.worldnomads.com/   MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LOVELOVELOVE WHERE FAITH AND MENTAL HEALTH MEET (+ THRIVE!) - WITH BRITTNEY MOSES HOW TO FINALLY MANAGE YOUR ENERGY LEVELS + FEEL BETTER WITH DR. ARIN REEVES THRIVING WITHOUT A STOMACH OR BOOBS (LITERALLY) - WITH KATHRYN CARR MAKING SHIFT HAPPEN: CREATING YOUR IDENTITY TO ACHIEVE LITERALLY ANYTHING IN LIFE - WITH ANTHONY TRUCKS 29 LESSONS IN 29 YEARS LET'S TAKE A BREAK FROM ALCOHOL... - WITH KAROLINA RZADKOWOLSKA  LIVING UNAPOLOGETICALLY WITH GOD AS YOUR GUIDE - WITH ANGELA QUINTEROS    SHOP THE THRIVING COLLECTION HERE   FOLLOW ALONG THRIVE Podcast Instagram Instagram Facebook Coming Up Roses
So your kids ”just won’t listen”... - With Joy Marilie
11-10-2023
So your kids ”just won’t listen”... - With Joy Marilie
“It’s always a battle in our house.” “It’s all fun and games until I have to yell.” “No matter what I say or do, my kids just won’t listen!!!” Sound familiar? Conscious parenting coach and conscious discipline expert Joy Marilie Jackson is an absolute BANK of knowledge on THRIVE today, for any fellow moms (or dads!) in the house who want a better, healthier way. As an educator with decades of disciplinary experience under her belt, becoming a parent was a whole new ballgame - and Joy stepped up to the plate to learn all about child psychology and development to better support her own daughter before teaching thousands of other parents about better disciplining their kids. Today on THRIVE, we get real and raw with our own personal mom fails (and wins!). We talk about teaching when they don’t feel like being taught, creating routines and basic time management when you have actual timelines to follow (because hello, real life). We also talk about boundary-pushing and safely handling total meltdowns and escalated behavior when everyone in the room is stressed. CONNECT WITH JOY MARILIE WEBSITE INSTAGRAM   MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LOVELOVELOVE MY FAVORITE ADVICE ON INTENTIONAL PARENTING - WITH DESTINI DAVIS THE ART OF DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS - WITH ANGIE COLEE EMBRACING WHO YOU ARE MEANT TO BE + STARTING WHEN YOU'RE READY - WITH BETH GEDDIO LET'S TAKE A BREAK FROM ALCOHOL... - WITH KAROLINA RZADKOWOLSKA THRIVING WITHOUT A STOMACH OR BOOBS (LITERALLY) - WITH KATHRYN CARR WHEN ORDINARY IS REALLY EXTRAORDINARY - WITH TANNER OLSON   SHOP THE THRIVING COLLECTION HERE   FOLLOW ALONG THRIVE Podcast Instagram Instagram Facebook Coming Up Roses
Internet Trolls, Soul Care, & Chocolate Chip Cookies - with Manda Carpenter
30-08-2023
Internet Trolls, Soul Care, & Chocolate Chip Cookies - with Manda Carpenter
You know those friends who you can always count on to do the right thing? To speak up for what matters most? To be there with tough love but an encouraging heart and champion you through the best AND worst of this beautiful, hard, wild gift of a life? Manda Carpenter is the gal we all want in our corner and the gal we all need in the world today. As an outspoken yet grace-filled advocate online AND off, she’s been championing underdogs and giving a voice to the voiceless for years as everything from an author and podcaster to foster mom. We’re getting real and raw on THRIVE today in a candid conversation on internet trolls, soul care, and chocolate chip cookies. She gives especially great advice on getting thick skinned while staying soft hearted, responding courageously but graciously to would-be haters, and choosing curiosity over conclusions when navigating other opinions online and off.   CONNECT WITH MANDA CARPENTER BOOK - SOUL CARE TO SAVE YOUR LIFE PODCAST - A LONGER TABLE WEBSITE INSTAGRAM   MANDA'S COOKIE RECIPE INGREDIENTS: 1 CUP BUTTER, SOFTENED 1 1/2 CUPS BROWN SUGAR 1 PACKET FRENCH VANILLA PUDDING  2 EGGS 1 TSP. VANILLA 2 1/4 CUPS FLOUR 1 TSP. BAKING SODA 1/2 TSP. SALT  2 CUPS CHOCOLATE CHIPS DIRECTIONS: 1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 375 2.MIX BUTTER, BROWN SUGAR, PUDDING MIX, EGGS, + VANILLA UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFY :) 3. ADD IN FLOUR, BAKING SODA, + SALT 4. STIR IN CHOCOLATE CHIPS 5. PLACE ON PARCHMENT PAPER 6. BAKE FOR 8 MINUTES *NOTE: THEY WILL SEEM SUPER DOUGHY, BUT THEY FIRM UP AS THEY COOL (SOMETIMES PUT THEM IN THE FRIDGE)*   MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LOVELOVELOVE THRIVING WITHOUT A STOMACH OR BOOBS (LITERALLY) - WITH KATHRYN CARR 29 LESSONS IN 29 YEARS LET'S TAKE A BREAK FROM ALCOHOL... - WITH KAROLINA RZADKOWOLSKA  MAKING (+ KEEPING) GIRLFRIENDS AS A GROWN-UP... - WITH TEAM THRIVE REJECTION AS REDIRECTION: WHAT TO DO (+ HOW TO THINK) WHEN YOU HEAR "NO" - WITH LUCY BEDEWI   SHOP THE THRIVING COLLECTION HERE   FOLLOW ALONG THRIVE Podcast Instagram Instagram Facebook Coming Up Roses