Can you feel it? This shift to slower living?
If you felt a freedom to pause during the Pandemic but don't want to go back to the hustle & realize that hurried pace wasn't even working for you in the first place - this is your permission to slow down with an invitation to stay there.
Our Island in the City is a podcast with host, Jodi H. Grubbs, a former Bonaire island girl and a slow living advocate. We have nourishing and gentle ongoing conversations about deep soul care, slow living practices and finding our way again.
Join me as we welcome a different guest each episode.
Producer: Lili Grubbs
Podcast Coach: Alana Dawson
Music: Evengy Kiselevich
Logo / Cover Art: Hannah Linder Creations LLC
Your Slow-Living Invitation with Jodi H. Grubbs
Today I am doing my first solo episode in two years! I answer listener questions like: Who is Jodi? Where do I podcast from? Where do I live? Also, news about my upcoming book with IVP, a Bonaire childhood memory, my yellow raft story, and a Henri Nouwen quote that is also tied to a slow living & spiritual formation question: Who is God putting in your path?
I also share where my own remote "island in the city" is located and end with a short benediction for your week. Visit me at www.jodigrubbs.com or on Instagram @jodi.grubbs. Sign up here for my twice-a-month newsletter: Your Slow Living Invitation
The Spiritual Practice of Celebration with Nicole Zasowski, author of What If It's Wonderful
Today's guest is Nicole Zasowski, author of the new book What If It's Wonderful: An Invitation to Release Your Fears, Choose Joy, and Find the Courage to Celebrate. Nicole is a wife, mom, and therapist from CT. We talk about: how gratitude requires action, the courage to celebrate, how joy is the most vulnerable feeling that we feel, how God's faithfulness is not dependent on our faith, the vulnerability of joy, and how God is both our celebrator and our comforter. You can interact with Nicole on Instagram @nicolezasowski and she has some fun, free downloads & resources at www.nicolezasowski.com for you.
Project Solomon: a story of resilience, sacrifice and love with Jodi Stuber & Jennifer Bleakley
Project Solomon by Jodi Stuber & Jennifer Marshall Bleakley is also a story about belonging, hope, mercy, and community. I talk with Jodi and Jen about how this book came to be, the way horses can sense what people who have suffered greatly need most, and Hopewell Ranch where children and veterans alike can experience being loved and wanted. You might even hear some horses whinnying in our episode. You can find Jodi and her husband Ty Stuber the owners of a therapeutic riding ranch on IG @hopewell_ranch or www.hopewellranch.org and author Jennifer Bleakley on IG @jenbleakley or www.jenniferbleakley.com.
The Path to Peace with Ann Swindell
Ann Swindell's new book The Path To Peace: Experiencing God's Comfort When You're Overwhelmed offers guided reflections on experiencing God's steadfast peace. We tackle questions like: Is peace possible today? What does that even look like? Have you felt forgotten by God? Ann shares her personal story of real longing and finding God to be the source of peace himself.
Ann is a mom, a pastor's wife, a widely featured writer, owner of Writing with Grace, and an author with Bethany House.
Find Ann at www.annswindell.com & on IG @annswindell.
Be Kind To Yourself with author Cindy Bunch
Cindy Bunch, author of "Be Kind To Yourself" is our guest. We discuss spiritual formation in our everyday lives, practices from her book, releasing frustrations & embracing joy, a gratitude flip, social media & expectations, and Cindy's own spiritual director Marilyn Stewart. Cindy is also a spiritual director herself. She is married and has three grown children and is an editor and associate publisher at IVPress.
You can find her on IG @cindy.bunch and on Twitter @cindybunch
Connection, Intentionality & Hygge: A Slow Living Conversation with Lillie Duncan
Connection, Intentionality & Hygge: A Slow Living Conversation with Lillie Duncan. We discuss: coziness, family, a shift to slow living, intentionally taking care of your soul, staying well during the holidays, the sea and our formative years, saying yes and also saying no, block scheduling, nature, stillness with God and more. Lillie is a writer, film photographer, wife and mother.
Connect with her at www.lillieduncan.com or on Instagram @lillie.duncan
Encouragement your heart needs
I love how Jodi and her guests gather around the “island” to encourage our hearts. I highly recommend you give the show a listen, I especially loved her episode with Carla on planning your quarterly retreat. Something we all need! :)
This is what you need!
Just spend a minute or two listening to Jodi’s calming voice and you could easily slip into island time no matter your circumstances.
She has helpful conversations that teach you how to make your own habit of “slow living”, and why it’s good for your soul!
Clever and Appreciated Podcast!!!
Who doesn’t love to tap into the island vibe for a more peaceful life? Insightful guests with valuable insight! Keep up the fantastic work Jodi!!!