SAVORing the Season

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Don’t you remember those incredible summers when you were growing up? Ones that were full of freedom and enjoyment? On today’s solo episode, I am talking about taking the time to savor the most sun and fun of this season. Just because we’re all grown up doesn’t mean our sense of wonder has to end. 

I share why you should lean into fear and learn to embrace yourself for all of your unique quirks. When you allow your unique self to rise to the surface, you will feel more stimulated and alive. Honoring this and loving yourself for it will fuel that little glimmer inside of your soul that allows you to create, design and live your life to its fullest. I also chat about why you should savor the season, set intentions for yourself and the importance of indulging in your adventurous side. 

What’s in this episode:

  • Amy’s memories of her childhood summer

  • Indulge in the more adventurous side of yourself

  • Disconnecting from distractions 

  • The fear of facing struggles on your own

  • Amy’s favorite mantra from her book

  • Choosing to enjoy and savor your life

  • An acronym for the word savor

  • Setting your own intentions for the summer

Links:

Craft a Life You Love by Amy Tangerine
Hammer Museum - Hammer Museum - free admission!

I would love to hear from you! Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram or on my website. If you enjoyed this podcast and you haven’t already, I’d like to encourage you to subscribe that way you won’t miss a single update. Craft a Life You Love by taking a small step toward turning happiness and fulfillment by savoring this season no matter where you are in your life and in the world.

Beginning Your Inner Work with Heidi Stevens

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If you’re feeling stuck in your 9 to 5 or you keep toying with the idea of turning your side hustle a full-time gig then this is the episode is for you. 

What does it feel like to break through the conventional path set out for you and chase after a dream? It’s very different for everyone but many people experience a certain amount of fear. After all, it isn’t easy to embrace those big unknowns in the beginning. Today I am joined by my friend, Heidi Stevens, an entrepreneur who built a 7-figure real estate business but couldn’t help but feel that something was missing. Heidi transitioned to being a soulful business coach and hasn’t looked back since. We discuss what it was like for her to transition into this new role, how she realized it was time to step out of the real estate business and the importance of setting intentions for your life.

What’s in this episode:

  • How Heidi transitioned from the real estate industry to soulful business coaching

  • Hiring a mentor to help her begin coaching

  • Merging her real estate business 

  • Realizing she had to step out of the business

  • The first steps to take to begin your inner work

  • Collaborating with other women

  • Setting intentions for your life

  • Heidi’s non-negotiables for crafting a life she loves

  • Giving yourself space and scheduling a pause

  • A quote that helps Heidi in times of challenge

  • Finding inspiration and taking action

There is so much to be gained from our conversation and if you already listened (and loved what you heard) I have good news– I was actually a guest on Heidi’s podcast The Soul of Business and you can tune into that conversation here.

Beginning Your Inner Work with Heidi Stevens

About Heidi:

Heidi Stevens is a soulful business coach for service-based creative entrepreneurs.

In her one-on-one work with clients and through her transformative Thrive program, Heidi supports women in getting clear on their strategy, up-leveling their mindset, and tuning into their spirituality.

Over the past decade, Heidi built one of the most successful real estate firms in Los Angeles, alongside Kenny, her partner in business and in life. The two grew the firm to a multiple 7-figure business, and Heidi built and trained a team of more than fifteen people. Despite her professional success, her life felt divided. During the week, Heidi was managing her team and closing deals. Then, on the weekends, she’d step into the spiritual side of herself — attending personal development workshops, working with coaches and healers, and getting her Masters in Spiritual Psychology. 

Heidi noticed that the more she leaned into meditation, mindset work, and manifestation exercises, the more successful her business became. She realized business strategy and spirituality were closely aligned and one could inform the other. Heidi wanted to help other women discover this connection and use it to strengthen and grow their businesses and create more easeful, prosperous lives.

Over the past two years, Heidi has mentored more than a hundred women through phases of concentrated growth — both through her private client work and her group program, Thrive. She has helped them find more outward success, inner harmony, and overall growth.


Connect with Heidi:

Website | Instagram | Facebook


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One Little Word with Ali Edwards

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Do you have a mantra or word that you live by? For me, there is something so powerful in choosing a word that can be a focal point to help guide your life’s journey.

On today’s episode, I am joined by Ali Edwards, designer, blogger, workshop instructor and author. We chat about choosing a word to keep you accountable in all aspects of your life and how having a word helps you to embrace the grey areas. I always love talking to Ali, she's such a real, authentic and encouraging force. She is someone that I have admired for so many reasons and I am sure that many of you have too. We also discuss owning your story and celebrating it, being okay with being a beginner, and recognizing the importance of words in your life and the impact that they can bring to strengthen relationships.

What’s in this episode:

  • Where Ali’s passion for storytelling came from

  • How her aesthetic has changed and simplified

  • Leading with your story

  • Why Ali started a workshop

  • Choosing a word to lead your life

  • Becoming more aware of your habits and tracking them

  • Finding solutions that fit you and your lifestyle

  • How she started with her scrapbooking events

  • Being vulnerable and brave when sharing

  • How Ali crafts a life she loves by saying “no”

  • Having a trusted person to push you toward growth

  • Creating boundaries for your work and life

  • Focusing on your health

  • Owning your story and celebrating it

About Ali:

Ali Edwards' passion resides in that very special place where the stories and images of life intersect.

Designer, blogger, workshop instructor, and author of four books about memory keeping, Ali is well known for authentically capturing everyday life with photos and words and creating memory keeping projects from those moments that pass by in an instant.

Guided by simple principles such as not making things more complicated than they need to be, focusing on the things that matter most and embracing imperfection, Ali Edwards is proud to be a work in progress.

She believes without a doubt that there's no right or wrong way to do all this, that the real stories are worth telling, and there's a whole lot of celebrating to do even in the midst of the challenging pieces of life.

Since 2004, Ali Edwards blog, workshops and memory keeping projects have inspired tens of thousands of people to share their own stories and enrich their own lives through the process.

Ali lives in Eugene, Oregon with her two children and their cat George Washington.

Connect with Ali:

Website | Facebook | Personal Instagram | Wellness Instagram | Business Instagram

Links:
Ali's Shop (Use my code AMYTAN15 for 15% off)
Heal

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The Beauty of Life’s Moments with Stacy Julian

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When you are going through your day to day life, be sure to remember to tap into the beauty of the little moments. Often times, it’s easy to forget that rainbows only come after a storm. That is exactly what we are going to be chatting about with today’s guest, Stacy Julian.

Stacy is a friend of mine whom I met several years back after reaching out to her to meet in person at CHA. Then I was able to be a part of her event, 12.12.12 with Big Picture Classes, in Maui. Spending time with Stacy always brightens my day because I love that she is so open to sharing not only the shiny, happy moments but also to sharing the ones where she grew from struggles and challenges. On this episode, she shares how she got into scrapbooking and pioneered the Library of Memories. We also chat about letting go of what no longer serves you and the power that comes from women collaborating with other women.

What’s in this episode:

  • How Stacy came across the opportunity to start a magazine

  • Reflecting your memories on paper

  • How Stacy knew that she wanted to pivot careers

  • The realization that Stacy came to when she began scrapbooking

  • The system Stacy pioneered as a way to organize photos

  • How Amy got into scrapbooking

  • Learning to let go of things that no longer serve you

  • The transition of selling her company and moving forward

  • Getting out of your comfort zone and feeling the joy you deserve

  • What can happen when women come together

  • Advice Stacy would give to her younger self


From Stacy:

Hi. I'm Stacy.

I have BIG ideas and lots of happy plans to go and see and do.

I adore stories and color and my family and really dark chocolate—all of these things, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

I believe in God and good people.

I take pictures and I use them and share them.

Whether it’s scrapbooking or family history or blogging—I especially delight in using my pictures to connect people, places and things across time.

I love to teach and to travel and to come home.

I start projects and I make piles.

Connect with Stacy:

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Links:

Exactly Enough Time
Big Picture Classes
Creating Keepsakes

I would love to hear from you! Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram or on my website. If you enjoyed this podcast and you haven’t already, I’d like to encourage you to subscribe that way you won’t miss a single update. Craft a Life You Love by taking a small step toward turning happiness and fulfillment by enjoying all of the beauty life holds.

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Embracing Your Emotions with Randy Taran

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Exciting news! For my most recent episode of the podcast, I was joined by Randy Taran, Founder and CEO of Project Happiness, an organization dedicated to reaching at least 10 million people with their message of kindness, happiness and empathy. Randy’s entire business and career are centered around one of the most vital ingredients for a fulfilling life: happiness. Randy and I chat about embracing emotions, how it can help your creativity and learning to honor and move past negative emotions. We also discuss her new book, Emotional Advantage and her favorite part about writing it. Best of all, her book just launched today!

Please feel free take a listen to the episode when you get a chance. In the meantime, here are three highlights from the conversation:

Embracing Your Emotions with Randy Taran
  1. Let yourself feel emotions – even the bad ones. I recently watched the Pixar movie, Inside Out with Jack on a plane ride. I know I’m a little late to the game but it was incredibly powerful to watch a young girl come to terms with the fact that we experience a full spectrum of emotions in life, both good and bad, and that’s okay. Randy and I talked about the same thing, but with fewer magical creatures and imaginary friends.

  2. Avoid getting bogged down in replaying a bad experience or feeling. Randy provided several strategies to help a person move forward after fully experiencing a feeling. So often, we fall in the trap of not feeling fully present to what it is in front of us. Our minds can take us on a wild ride. The unknown is scary for people and we’d rather not confront that. Let yourself feel a thing (bad or good) and then move on.

  3. If you are stuck on a feeling, here are some solutions! Randy explained that often the remedy to getting over bad feelings is to move them into the body. Take the time to breath! Do a little yoga or even go for a short walk outside. As we feel more grounded and aware of where we are physically, it can help put our emotions in perspective.

I had an incredible time talking with Randy and reading her book. I think there’s a lot to be gleaned from our conversation and her writing. You can even find out how she got the Dalai Lama to write the foreword to Emotional Advantage. So amazing!!

And if you’d be so kind to write a review on iTunes, we would be so appreciative!

Connect with Randy:

Website | Project Happiness | Facebook | Instagram

Links:

Emotional Advantage
Loving What Is by Byron Katie
Insight Timer App
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

I would love to hear from you! Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram or on my website. If you enjoyed this podcast and you haven’t already, I’d like to encourage you to subscribe that way you won’t miss a single update. Craft a Life You Love by taking a small step toward turning happiness and fulfillment by embracing and understanding all of your feelings, even the negative ones.