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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!

    140: Questions to Help You Reflect on 2021

    140: Questions to Help You Reflect on 2021

    Most of us may be so busy trying to move forward with our lives that we rarely take a moment to slow down and be at one with our thoughts. In this episode, Jill and Nick answer five questions to help simplify the self-reflection process. It’s important to take action toward your goals, but it is also equally important to pause and look back. What went well this year? What was a big challenge this year? We dive into an honest conversation about what we want to keep doing and what we plan on changing to live more aligned to our values. 


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


     


    QUOTE(S) OF THE DAY


    "Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful." ~ Margaret J. Wheatley


     


    "Honest self-understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions." ~ C Terry Warner


     


    "Our self-image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become." ~ Maxwell Martz


     


    "Reflection...looking back so the view looking forward is clearer." ~ Unknown


     


    “Self-reflection entails asking yourself questions about your values, assessing your strengths and failures, thinking about your perceptions and interactions with others, and imagining where you want to take your life in the future.” ~ Robert L. Rosen


     


    “Don't become too preoccupied with what is happening around you. Pay more attention to what is going on within you." ~ Mary-Frances Winters


     


    "Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people." ~ Carl Jung


     


    “Honest self reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom.” ~ Vikas Runwal


     


    “We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience." ~ John Dewey


     


    RESOURCES


    Blog Post: Self-Reflection Quotes


     


    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE


    Dive into self-reflection and celebrate what has been so good this year. If you don’t know where to begin, check out the five questions we chatted about in this episode! 


    Did you embody the vision and theme you set for yourself at the beginning of the year?

    What accomplishment are you most proud of? 

    What didn't go well? Were there things you wanted to do but didn’t? What happened? 

    What was the best thing that happened this year? 

    If you could describe this year using one word, what would that be? Why?

     


    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/


     

    • 34 min
    139: Revisiting Gift Giving

    139: Revisiting Gift Giving

    Experiences are what make meaningful memories, not stuff. In this episode, Jill and Nick dive into their evolving perspective about gift giving during the holiday season. It's never too late to change your holiday traditions.  Rock the boat to make waves you DO want in your life. Simplify your holidays by giving your time and attention to the ones you love. Less stressing, more loving! 


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


     


    QUOTE OF THE DAY


    “The greatest gift you can give to others and to yourself is time. Embrace the gift of time whether you give it or receive it." ~ Philip Zimbardo 


     


    RESOURCES


    Blog Post: My Top 5 Holiday Presence


    Podcast: Ep. 2 Simplifying Gifts


    Podcast: Ep. 101 Rethinking Christmas Gifting


     


    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE


    Gift in the way that feels right for you and not the way you think you're "supposed" to. 


     


    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/


     

    • 31 min
    138: Using Technology to Simplify the Everyday

    138: Using Technology to Simplify the Everyday

    Does your phone support your values or does it distract you from them?


    In this episode, Jill and Nick chat about how they are using their phones to simplify their lives as well as support their VALUES. Nick gets real “geeky” sharing all the ways he has simplified his day to day using specific apps on his phone. Whether you like your phone or don’t, this episode will open your eyes to how one small gadget can totally SUPPORT the life you want to live.


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


     


    QUOTE OF THE DAY


    “Values are the guiding principles that help you determine what is right for you or what is wrong for you.” ~ Anonymous


     


    RESOURCES


    Blog Post: How to Declutter, Organize & Streamline Your iPhone


     


    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE


    Streamline your phone to work FOR your values, not against them.


     


    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/


     

    • 42 min
    137: The Benefits of Healthy Friction

    137: The Benefits of Healthy Friction

    We all need some healthy friction in our lives to balance out the chaos of convenience. 


    In this episode, Jill and Nick dive into how having friction or resistance in their lives has brought them tremendous benefits for living a life more aligned to what they value. Many people may view friction as an annoyance, but it really does have a silver lining as it creates healthy boundaries on habits that one may not want to acquire. 


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


     


    QUOTE OF THE DAY


    “What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.” ~ Bodie Thoene


     


    RESOURCES


    Blog Post: Friction - The Good and Bad 


     


    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE


    Intentionally insert some healthy friction into your life in order to live the life you want. 


     


    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/


     

    • 41 min
    136: Things You Might Not Know About Us

    136: Things You Might Not Know About Us

    What are your top three answers? 


    In this episode, Jill and Nick have fun answering reflective questions about life. Find out their top three answers to questions such as, ”What are things you learned from parenthood?” and “What goals do you hope to accomplish in the next five years?” We hope you enjoy this light conversation, and hopefully we entice you to play this game with your partner or a friend.    


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


     


    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE


    Games make conversation fun, play them! 


     


    FOLLOW US


    Website: simplifiedkhaos.com


    Instagram: @simplified.khaos


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


    Nick: @nickinmville


     


    CONTACT US


    Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com


     


    MUSIC


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

    • 38 min
    135: Finding Your People

    135: Finding Your People

    Finding your people is a continuous, evolving process. 


     


    In this episode, Jill and Nick paint a clear picture on how they define their “kind of people."  Making friends, keeping friends, letting go of friends can be a complex and somewhat challenging experience. Hopefully this honest conversation helps simplify the chaos around finding the “just right” (and uplifting as hell) community for you! 


     


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


     


    QUOTE OF THE DAY


    “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” ~ Unknown


     


    RESOURCES


    Blog: 5 Ways to Find Your People


     


    TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE


    Get clear on what you value in a friend and go find YOUR people! 


     


    FOLLOW US


    Website: simplifiedkhaos.com


    Instagram: @simplified.khaos


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


    Nick: @nickinmville


     


    CONTACT US


    Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com


     


    MUSIC


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


     

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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Taking control of your life!

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