Act on Your Ideas | the Wonderfully Made Podcast

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What will you do with all of your ideas?

I love creative people. Especially the ones with big ideas. They’re able to turn a seemingly simple question into an interesting, hours-long discussion. The most visionary of all creatives can get deep into where they think the future is headed, what are some of the world’s greatest problems to be solved, and more.

But, what are ideas if they are left unimplemented?

 

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Love and Vulnerability | the Wonderfully Made Podcast

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Can you love and not be vulnerable? Love is essential to every human on earth, and if being vulnerable is necessary to experience the deepest and greatest parts of it, why is it that so many of us have a hard time with it?

Explore vulnerability with me in this episode, and enjoy a brief story I’ve written.

This originally aired on February 16, 2017.

 

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Is Fear Weighing You Down? | Wonderfully Made Podcast

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My latest episode is titled: The Chains of Fear. Journey with me through a one-day snapshot of the life of Clara. She is smart, responsible, and meticulous. But, is there more to her story? Are her actions rooted in prudence, or something more harmful?

 

I think you may find a little of yourself in Clara. I know I did.

 

Listen to the episode with Apple Podcasts or find me on Stitcher or Spotify. Don’t have either? You can listen now with Libsyn.

 

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XOXO,

Fifi

Affirmations for a Prosperous New Year | Wonderfully Made Podcast

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We’re getting very close to ushering in a new year, which is exciting. Many of us will set goals, but many of us will have forgotten about these goals even before next year is even halfway completed.

 

Why does this happen?

 

I believe one of the main problems with goals and new year’s resolutions, is the overwhelm from not having an action plan. People set goals such as “get more healthy” or “lose 15 pounds” or “get my career on track”, but with no action plan or steps, how can we get there—and how can we know if we even have arrived?

 

Instead of the simple goals themselves, it’s good for us to break things down into steps, habits and behaviors. Do you want to change your spending habits, eating habits, how you spend your time? Ultimately it is our habits that give us results one way or another.

 

To help you visualize and focus on behavior for success, I’ve created affirmations for a prosperous new year. I zero in on some of the behaviors that really lead to us living our best life—being accountable, being creative, being open to constructive criticism, and more.

Are you ready to visualize and plan your best year yet? Listen to the episode now.

 

 

Have you made room for the things you desire most? | Wonderfully Made

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As a little girl, I had very specific reasons for loving the fall season. Though I love mild weather, there was so much to love about the change of any season. I loved the sound of fallen leaves crunching under my feet as I skipped sidewalk squares on the way to school. I loved the bite in the air that caused me to have to consider one of the coats sitting in the back part of my closet. I loved the changing colors of foliage. Fall was also the time– with summer ending, that school would resume soon.

 

Thinking of the fall season makes me think of my mother’s rule– no new clothes until I had cleared out my closet of the ones I could no longer wear. This got me thinking– what things have not cleared from my life now, to make room for the things I desire most?

 

In this week’s podcast episode, I discuss the broader concept of “making room” and end with some wonderful affirmations as you become bolder and more clear about what it is you want.

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Becoming More Disciplined | Wonderfully Made Podcast

I’m not sure if I’ve ever really considered myself to be a particularly disciplined, person. I’ve been called that many times over the course of my life, but I’ve never really….resonated with it. To me a disciplined person looks like someone extremely regimented and always on time, and super super organized….And, yes. Maybe it is those things.

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But when I really think about what disciplined means to me, it has to do with setting goals, assigning tasks based on those goals, and then completion. So a person cannot merely be called disciplined because they are a dreamer, or even if they are super organized with their planner. It’s discipline when the action is carried out, andcarried out consistently. Generally, people who do this get results.

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I’m sharing my top 5 habits recognized in disciplined people. Click below to listen:

 

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There Are No Additional Health Benefits from Eating a Plant-based Diet | The Divine Hostess

“Are you a vegan?”, someone asked me this weekend, as they served themselves a plate of not so vegan-friendly food.  I get asked this question a lot when I am out and about– it could be the grocery store, a party, or in the workplace. When you choose to abstain from certain foods, people get curious and want to know why.

 

I happen to be vegetarian, and have been for almost 11 years now. As of late, I’ve started to lean more towards plant-based. I have stopped buying eggs and I am really getting into vegan cheeses.

 

Even still– I am not so sure I will ever be a card-carrying member of the vegan community like some others. For me, the title comes with much weight and controversy, and there have sadly been many times I have witnessed people forcefully try to teach others to be compassionate to animals, all while showing no compassion for the human being with whom they are conversing. I believe I can eat in a way that suits my needs and values, without a title.

 

But as I quietly went back to sipping my water, someone said:

 

“There are no additional health benefits from eating a plant-based diet. It doesn’t make you live longer and it doesn’t fight illnesses. There is no point.”

 

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Now, I know better, and I am not one to debate– especially when I do not see people bringing any scientific facts to the argument. At this point in time, I believe it is quite obvious whether a person is vegan or not– they will benefit greatly from a diet made up of a large amount of vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

When eating intentionally, one can find that not only does food heal, but it works as a preventative measure before ever getting sick in the first place.

 

I want to share a few of the benefits, but keep in mind this only works if you actually eat plants.  It’s possible to be unhealthy as a vegan, just like any other diet. So when I share these benefits, I am assuming you eat more than lettuce and tomatoes and soy veggie patties.  That’s always the argument– that not all vegans are healthy.

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Some of the benefits of a plant-based diet are:

  1. It can lower blood sugar levels
  2. A diet rich in phytochemicals, which helps prevent cancer.
  3. Lower risk of heart disease.
  4. Prevention of diabetes.
  5. Higher intake of fiber, potassium, magnesium and folate.

 

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If you’re curious about a plant-based diet, I would encourage you to check it out by doing your own research, visiting a restaurant, trying a new recipe, or talking to someone with experience. One great way is stopping by a food fair in a major city near you. When I went to Vegan Street Fair in Los Angeles, many visitors were not vegans, but simply were curious about this lifestyle or thinking of making major changes.

 

In my latest vlog, I share a little of what we tried. I am not a fan of fairs because they are usually very crowded and I don’t really like to walk and eat at the same time. Nonetheless, I find a way to have fun wherever I go! Click below to watch.

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