Welcome to Simply Enough! This podcast was created to celebrate you, because you are enough, just as you are. Far too many of us have internalized narratives of not-enough-ness or too-much-ness and those pervasive narratives inhibit us from being our authentic selves. We are on this journey of uncovering and digging up these stubborn, expansive roots and deciding what to do with them. Join your hosts, Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio and Mr. Zachary Linnert, as we share who we are and what we hope for along this journey. We will laugh, cry, (I'm not crying; you're crying!), tell stories, laugh at ourselves, laugh at each other, support each other, and support YOU toward seeing and believing that we are all enough, just as we are. Period!
Gifts: Beyond What's Inside (re-release), Episode 46
Have you ever felt pressure to give the Perfect Gift? Or thought a gift you received was lacking? But there are Gifts in everything, all around us. The value of a gift is not about “the thing” It’s about the thought and intent from the giver. The price paid for a gift isn’t always monetary, but instead could be time, talent or sincere thought. From baguettes to body wash, it’s not the physical gift but the intangible sentiment that is of priceless value. Rather than being caught up in the checklist of gift giving, look away from the object and instead see the connection between the giver and receiver as the gift that keeps on giving.
Hope Actually, for the Holidays (re-release), Episode 45
How do the holidays make you feel? Do you aim for a Hallmark romanticized tableau, or embrace the messy, funny imperfections? A change of expectations and perspective can change the experience, embracing not just the nostalgia, but the creation of new memories too! The holidays come from your Light within, rather than external. Let go of activities on an idealized to-do list, to experience and extend the simple, distilled reasons for the season— peace, love, joy, faith and hope, really and actually.
A Life of ThanksLiving (re-release), Episode 44
Have you ever felt the pressure, or the letdown, from wanting the holidays to be perfect? But the holidays can come alive more as feelings in one’s heart, rather than outer events. Build upon the foundation of sentiments that make a holiday real. The universal language of gratitude is contagious and life giving! Rather than one day on the calendar, live a life of Thanks-living, thinking of specific things from boogers to moo-cows, and the family you were given and the family you’ve chosen and gained. You won’t look at things the same way when you see life through the lens of gratitude.
How to Navigate Life: Life Lessons from Traffic, Episode 87
Have you ever been frustrated with traffic, or even have momentary road rage? Did you know your car can be a great classroom of life? Ironically, one can learn to find joy at the same time of feeling frustrated, because switching perspectives can change a situation and environment completely. With life lessons in traffic, we can remember that we can't control others, and practice not taking things personally, and develop the skill of evaluating what our reactions are and how they might affect outcome. We can learn to let things go and choose our own path by our priorities -- that faster isn't always better, and that different sometimes is just different; not right, wrong, better or worse. Even with detours, rumble strips and unfortunate accidents, you can follow the still small voice of your inner GPS, to have peace transcend rage, and be in the driver's seat of your life to enjoy the journey.
How to Follow Your Heart, Episode 86
Have you ever reasoned or talked yourself out of something you really want? Cerebral thoughts in the head can explain away the pull of what's going on in the heart. But not everything has to be by-the-book, or have a rational purposeful "Because" as an answer to the "Why". Affirm when it's ok to the moved by the heart, and not just led by the head. Sometimes, that internal pull of "I want to" is a good enough reason to left go of resistance. The still small voice inside you can get louder, because it's actually You taking care of You, affirming you are simply enough, just as you are.
How to Feel Alive, Episode 85
Have you ever felt like your life was just the same ol' routine? Do you wish there was something to give you that jolt of adrenaline rush and surge of energy? Being scared can be uncomfortable, but can also be exciting! Sometimes, our own internal need for control, safety and self-protection can hold us back and keep us from testing our sense of living and feeling fully alive. Rather than avoidance, you can approach and move towards what exhilarates you. Recognize what thrills you, and find ways to incorporate more of that in your life, because a life over-safe can be a life under-lived.
I listened in today about “enoughness” and leaning into the quiet, the buffer, the ache, and heard a loving message about being enough. It was just what I needed, enough, to keep getting on. I Loved the description of quiet during the drive in as just the right moment to connect with God. To my cousin Zack, beautifully enough Cuz. Love you!
Glad I found this podcast! Thought I was going to listen to an orthopedic podcast but it was a pleasant surprise to find out Z. Linnert was on here and the discussion is more relatable to life rather than just my profession.
Pure Joy, raw, real, uplifting
Ever get that feeling of pure joy, goosebumps, pride and those good feelings that help you feel seen, heard, understood internally without having to say a word to anyone except maybe an “amen!” Or a “holy shiiiit!” That you abruptly yell to yourself?
YES! This is it!
If you are looking to live a more meaningful, joyful life, this is a podcast that will help you feel moved to do so!