Ep. 12: All you Need to Know about the Keto Diet

December 12, 2018
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Unless you’re living under a rock, I’m guessing you’ve heard of the keto diet. It’s all the rage right now, which still continues to shock me. I thought we’ve realized by now that diets don’t work, and people would recognize right away that this is just a fad, and we’ll move on from it soon...but we seem to be convinced that this is the “magical diet”, the solution we’ve been waiting for. Is that true, though? I don’t know! Let’s talk about it…

 

I originally wrote out a giant blog post about this, but never got around to publishing it. Sometimes I get nervous to reveal the other side of these mainstream trends. Mainly because they’re so widespread, and people take them as gospel...and I don’t want to be the party pooper who turns on the lights and uncovers the truth.

 

At the same time, I also want to be as neutral as possible in my approach, that way you know I’m not telling you how to live your life, but I am offering you options. And I share these things because they’re what I needed to hear when I was also on the diet train, and desperate to find the one diet, lifestyle, or way of eating that would change everything for me…

 

So let’s just get right into it, because we have a lot of ground to cover in this episode.

 

Here are some links mentioned in the episode (I am an Amazon affiliate, so I will receive a small commission if you purchase anything from these links): 

 

 

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Ep. 11: 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

December 5, 2018
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STRESS. BEING BUSY. These are the types of words we’ve come to value in our society. And not value in a good way...we use these words as badges of honor. We think of them as the norm. When someone asks us “how have you been?” It’s become so automatic for us to say “ugh, so stressed” or “I’ve been so busy!”...and we forget that being busy, and being stressed, is a choice. We think it’s just a right of passage when we hit adulthood.

I’m here to tell you...you don’t have to suffer through your days, feeling like the world is caving in on you! There’s another way to experience your life, and the amount of stress and business you take on is your choice.

It wasn’t until I learned to understand, manage, and later on get in front of stress, that life began to flow with ease. A lot of times, people comment on how calm and centered I appear to be, especially in frantic moments. I have a few reasons for that, which I’ll share with you in today’s episode!

I’ve also created a de-stressing guide just for you, you can grab yourself a copy of that by following this link: Stress Reducing Toolkit

If you love this episode and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! The podcast is also available on Itunes, Google Play, and Spotify...so be sure to subscribe if that's where you listen! 

 

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Ep. 10: How to Get Back on Track After a Holiday

November 28, 2018
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What's your bounce back plan after you experience a setback? 

 

We all experience setbacks, and often. When it happens to you, do you quit and consider yourself a "failure"? Or do you learn something from it, and come back even stronger? 

 

If setbacks leave you feeling paralyzed for weeks, or even months at a time...this is the episode for you! 

 

I used to allow setbacks to hold me back from doing SO many things. I assumed that if I didn't accomplish something the first time, it must not be meant for me. 

 

What about the times where we feel like we've got our sh** together, and then something happens to knock us onto our butts? A holiday throws us off balance, a death in the family, an injury, a bout of depression, a major life event...there are so many obstacles that have the ability to throw us off track. 

 

So how will you get back on track, and re-focus quickly? 

 

I've got 5 tips for you right here in this episode! So what are you waitin' for? Dive right in! 

 

Links mentioned in the episode: 

 

Rising Strong book by Brene Brown 

 

I hope you enjoy this episode, and I can't wait to chat with you next week!

  

If you love this episode and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! The podcast is also available on Itunes, Google Play, and Spotify...so be sure to subscribe if that's where you listen! 

 

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Ep 9-How I Motivate Myself Everyday

November 21, 2018
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Motivation doesn't come easily... if it did, we'd all be running around killing our goals! But instead, we're scrambling around, trying to find out where the heck we can find some more of this motivation people keep talkin' about. 

 

I've got some for ya! 

 

In this episode, we'll cover my reflections that keep me motivated, focused, and on track every day. Try them out, make them your own, and watch your productivity (and more importantly, happiness) soar!

 

Don't forget to grab a copy of the worksheet to reference, and then be sure to tell me what it does for you :) Here it is! 

 

And here's a few more links to awesome resources mentioned in the episode (if you haven't noticed yet, this one is jam packed!): 

 

Here's where you can vote for my holiday singing contest entry! 

 

The Law of Attraction Planner (I have the largest planner, in rose gold)

 

Brendon Burchard, High Performance Coach 

 

Dare to Lead book by Brene Brown 

 

I hope you enjoy this episode, and I can't wait to chat with you next week!

  

If you love this episode and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! The podcast is also available on Itunes, Google Play, and Spotify...so be sure to subscribe if that's where you listen! 

 

Don't forget to grab yourself a copy of my Habit Building Kickstarter Guide! 

 

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Ep. 8: 5 Valuable Lessons I Learned in the Military

November 14, 2018
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This is a special episode in honor of Veteran's Day. 

Almost 10 years ago, at the ripe age of 19, I made a courageous decision to join the Air Force. 

It was one of the best decisions I've ever made! Joining allowed me to travel Europe for 4 years, and meet my amazing fiance!

Even though I've been out of the military for over 5 years now, it's left a huge impression on my life. I have countless memories, lessons, and crazy experiences that I'll carry through the rest of my days. 

In this episode, I walk you through the life of an Air Force lady...from my days in basic training and what that was like, to my job training, along with my travels through Europe and my tour in Iraq. 

I'll share the 5 most valuable lessons I learned along the way! 

I hope you enjoy this episode, and I can't wait to chat with you next week :)  

If you love this episode and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! The podcast is also available on Itunes, Google Play, and Spotify...so be sure to subscribe if that's where you listen! 

Don't forget to grab yourself a copy of my Habit Building Kickstarter Guide! 

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Ep. 7: How to Handle the Times you Feel Annoyed at Everything and Everyone

November 7, 2018
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Do you ever feel like you don't wanna go out in public, but you have to adult anyway? 

I definitely have those weeks where it seems like everything & everyone is getting on my nerves! 

You can choose to be as Zen and level-headed as you'd like, but sometimes it just gets to you. 

We talk about all of that, and more in this episode! 

I'll talk about the number one thing you need to identify in order to survive these times, then I take you through 3 tips for making it through...and possibly even thriving! 

As you know with the All or Something mentality...it's okay to have times like these. Not only okay...but it's 100% a normal part of being human. 

But the good news is that you don't have to suffer through it.

Check out this episode to find out what I'm talking about! 

Listen in, and let me know what you think! 

If you love this episode and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! The podcast is also available on Itunes, Google Play, and Spotify...so be sure to subscribe if that's where you listen! 

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Ep. 6-What my Eating Disorder has Taught Me

November 1, 2018
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This week's topic is a hard one for me to talk about. I feel like every time I share this story, more details come out that I've never talked about before. 

If you're in recovery from an eating disorder, or you're emotionally fragile at the moment, this might not be the episode for you. I get seriously raw and honest about my experience growing up and being teased about my size, how it made me feel, and what it led me to do throughout a majority of my live. 

As you listen to my story, think about the similarities you experience. 

Have you been negatively impacted by diet culture? Do you often beat yourself up, or feel that your body is wrong and you need to change it? 

Whatever you're going through with your body, you are not alone! 

We need to share our stories in order to heal, and spread awareness that our behaviors around food, and the way we treat our bodies is harmful. 

I'm thankful that I experienced these challenges I did, because they taught me a lot! And now I'm able to help spread awareness about how we can treat ourselves better, and experience true health for maybe the first time. 

Listen in, and let me know what you think! 

If you love this episode and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! The podcast is also available on Itunes and Google Play, so be sure to subscribe if that's where you listen! 

And if you really love the episode and want to join my community of motivating women, join my Facebook Community called Habit Builder’s Society. All links to keep in touch with me are below!

Habit Builder’s Society all Women’s FB

 

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Ep 5. Dealing with your Inner Critic

October 24, 2018
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How we speak to ourselves is such an essential part of our happiness and success, yet so many of us don't know how to handle our inner critic! 

If you feel bombarded by the mean things your inner voice tells you on a daily basis, this is the episode for you! 

We'll explore what the inner critic even is. What it sounds like when your inner critic is speaking versus the more rational voices. 

You might think your inner critic is out to get you...but I share some surprising information about the actual role of your inner critic, and what it's trying to do for you. 

Then we'll go through ways you can begin to quiet your inner critic, and strengthen your inner cheerleader (and what the heck that even means). 

I'll give you some takeaway practices that you can begin using right now! 

Dive right in! 

If you love it and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! And if you really love the episode and want to join my community of motivating women, join my Facebook Community called Habit Builder’s Society. All links to keep in touch with me are below!

Habit Builder’s Society all Women’s FB

 

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/588076478229727/?ref=bookmarks

 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmkepler/?hl=en

Ep 4. Prepping for the Holiday Season

October 17, 2018
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Are you getting excited for the holidays? 

Pumpkin spice season has begun, the weather is finally cooling off (especially here in Vegas!) and the smells are getting richer! 

What does the end of the year mean to you? 

To me, it's a time to restore myself in preparation for the upcoming year. It's a time to slow down, enjoy the small things like a walk through my local park in the cool, crisp air, or a warm cup of tea in front of a blazing fire. It's time to reconect with the ones I love. It's just such a comforting time to me! 

But sometimes the end of the year can feel a little stressful and chaotic. Maybe your work is starting to pick up the pace in order to meet those fourth quarter goals. Or you're stressed about money from buying Christmas presents. Or you don't feel like there's enough time to accomplish everything you'd like to by the end of the year. 

This episode is all about getting you set up and prepped for this time of the year! 

We'll talk about both mental and physical prep...ways you can keep your healthy habits going instead of waiting until the first of the year to revamp. How you can recharge throughout those crazy (but fun!) events. How you can ease your transition into the new year feeling already recharged and ready to take on 2019! 

To get a copy of your worksheet, follow this link: https://pages.convertkit.com/1d64442666/a33b0b8d54

If you love it and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! And if you really love the episode and want to join my community of motivating women, join my Facebook Community called Habit Builder’s Society. All links to keep in touch with me are below!

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Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/588076478229727/?ref=bookmarks

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Ep. 3: My Most Calming Tool

October 8, 2018
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There is one tool that always calms me down no matter how I'm feeling. It's a place I can escape in order to find my center, and it's available at all times. 

Can you guess what it is? 

Meditation! 

A lot of people I talk to are intimidated by meditation for a variety of reasons that we'll cover in this episdoe. 

Whether you're seasoned or brand new to meditation, this episode offers some great tools, tips, and even reminders you may have forgotten. 

We'll cover the common perceptions of meditation and compare them with the realities of an actual meditation practice. 

Then we explore meditation for beginners, and tips for if you're looking to advance futher into your practice. 

At then end, I guide you through my own personally written meditation! 

This episode is super actionable, and really helpful to get you into whatever state of mind you desire in this moment! 

Dive right in! 

If you love it and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! And if you really love the episode and want to join my community of motivating women, join my Facebook Community called Habit Builder’s Society. All links to keep in touch with me are below!

Habit Builder’s Society all Women’s FB

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/588076478229727/?ref=bookmarks

 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmkepler/?hl=en