164 episodes

A husband + wife simplifying the sh*t out of life to be happier sharing real stories, witty banter + lots of positivity. Let's hang out!

Simplified Khaos Jill + Nick Koscielniak

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

A husband + wife simplifying the sh*t out of life to be happier sharing real stories, witty banter + lots of positivity. Let's hang out!

    164: Against the Grain - Travel

    164: Against the Grain - Travel

    Keep your mind open and your experiences frequent. In this episode, we dive into another Against The Grain topic, traveling! We share the unique way we choose to travel and how it’s different from when we were kids. Additionally, we chat about why we don’t use the word “vacation” much these days and all the benefits traveling differently has brought into our lives. 

    Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

     

    QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” ~ Sandra Lake

     

    RESOURCES

    Blog: Here’s Why Taking a Shorter Vacation Is Actually Better for You, According to Psychologists

     

    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

    Take a micro-trip to see how it feels in your life! 

     

    FOLLOW US

    Website: simplifiedkhaos.com

    Instagram: @simplified.khaos

    Jillian: @nourishthemessy

    Nick: @nicksimplified

     

    CONTACT US

    Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

     

    MUSIC

    Night Owl by Broke for Free: http://brokeforfree.com/

    • 29 min
    163: Anyone Can Do This with Veronique Dreyer

    163: Anyone Can Do This with Veronique Dreyer

    “Pick a spot and go for it.” In this special guest episode, Jill chats with Veronique Dreyer, a dear friend, mama, wife, private photo editor and intentional life creator. Veronique shares her wild journey of experimentation to create a life that feels right. She dives into all the different places her family tried to make a “home”, as well as how she was able to find work that gives her joy, purpose and more time with her family. We excited for you to hear all the beautiful chaos that has helped Veronique evolve into the amazing and intentional as hell human she is today. 

    Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

     

    QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “It’s no one’s responsibility but yours to create the life you want.”

     

    RESOURCES

    Instagram: Veronique Photo Editor

    Facebook: Veronique Dreyer 

    Website: Veronique Ione Photo

     

    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

    Fast forward to the end of your life and ask yourself…

    “What will I not be okay with not having done?” 

    “What might I regret if I don’t try it out?” 

     

    FOLLOW US

    Website: simplifiedkhaos.com

    Instagram: @simplified.khaos

    Jillian: @nourishthemessy

    Nick: @nicksimplified

     

    CONTACT US

    Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

     

    MUSIC

    Night Owl by Broke for Free: http://brokeforfree.com/

    • 37 min
    162: Against the Grain - Education

    162: Against the Grain - Education

    Learning is better caught than taught. In this episode, we chat about our approach to educating our daughter. We choose to go against the grain with the way we do “school” and we are pumped to share the many reasons why we think this aligns with our life. 

    Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

     

    QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “We can best help children learn, not by deciding what we think they should learn and thinking of ingenious ways to teach it to them, but by making the world, as far as we can, accessible to them, paying serious attention to what they do, answering their questions -- if they have any -- and helping them explore the things they are most interested in.” ~ John Holt

     

    RESOURCES

    Episode 153: Discussing Homeschooling and Unschooling with Missy Willis

    Blog: Are You a Conscious Educator? 

     

    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

    Educate your kids the way that aligns most to your values. Get your learn on!

     

    FOLLOW US

    Website: simplifiedkhaos.com

    Instagram: @simplified.khaos

    Jillian: @nourishthemessy

    Nick: @nicksimplified

     

    CONTACT US

    Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

     

    MUSIC

    Night Owl by Broke for Free: http://brokeforfree.com/

    • 32 min
    161: Against the Grain - Health

    161: Against the Grain - Health

    If it doesn’t nourish your body, let it go. In this episode, we chat about our approach to health, including mindset, movement, and nutrition. We choose to go against the grain with the way we do health and we are pumped to share our unique journey with y'all!

    Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

     

    QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “When your body, mind and soul are aligned with nature, optimal health can be yours.” 

     

    RESOURCES

    Blog: 12 Benefits of Inner Peace

    Episode 154: Food for Thought

    Book: Eat Like a Human

    Book: The Salt Fix

    Book: Why We Sleep

     

    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

    Try one small experiment to upgrade your health. 

     

    FOLLOW US

    Website: simplifiedkhaos.com

    Instagram: @simplified.khaos

    Jillian: @nourishthemessy

    Nick: @nicksimplified

     

    CONTACT US

    Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

     

    MUSIC

    Night Owl by Broke for Free: http://brokeforfree.com/

    • 39 min
    160: Against the Grain - Celebrations

    160: Against the Grain - Celebrations

    Celebrating isn’t going through the motions of what you think you should do, it’s about enjoying how you spend your time and energy with the ones you love. In this episode, we chat about celebrations…birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and all those in between. We choose to go against the grain with the way we celebrate. Here's to more blissful experiences and less stress and overwhelm when it comes to celebrating special times.

    Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

     

    QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “If you don’t love it. Leave it.” 

     

    RESOURCES

    Blog: Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Kid’s Birthday Without a Party

     

    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

    Celebrate how YOU want.  

     

    FOLLOW US

    Website: simplifiedkhaos.com

    Instagram: @simplified.khaos

    Jillian: @nourishthemessy

    Nick: @nicksimplified

     

    CONTACT US

    Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

     

    MUSIC

    Night Owl by Broke for Free: http://brokeforfree.com/

     

    • 24 min
    159: We Are Going Against the Grain

    159: We Are Going Against the Grain

    Get your weird on and do it proudly. In this episode, we introduce a brand new series we’ll be sharing with you over the next couple of months…the Going Against the Grain series! We discuss some of the unconventional and beautifully weird topics that we will be covering. Our goal with this series is to inspire you to embody your glorious and intentional weirdness by sharing our unique ways of living an intentional life. :)

    Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

     

    QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves — there lies the great, the singular power of self-respect.” ~ Joan Didion 

     

    RESOURCES

    Book: A Year of Positive Thinking by Cyndie Spiegel

     

    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

    Let go of judgment and fear, and surrender to your weirdness! 

     

    FOLLOW US

    Website: simplifiedkhaos.com

    Instagram: @simplified.khaos

    Jillian: @the.clean.and.simple.life

    Nick: @nicksimplified

     

    CONTACT US

    Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

     

    MUSIC

    Night Owl by Broke for Free: http://brokeforfree.com/

     

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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So good

So related so down to earth and so fun! I feel like I’m listening to friends chat and learning along the way :)

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Love them!

I’ve just recently gotten into podcasts and spent a whole day searching for podcasts that resonated with me. By far, this podcast is most applicable to my life! I love the discussions and that it doesn’t seem too scripted. It sounds like I’m just listening in on an honest conversation that I get so mich useful information from. Thank you for taking the time to make the episodes! Keep it up.

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