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Author, speaker, entrepreneur, and mom to five sons, Alli Worthington, hosts her show built on one simple premise- bring on people she loves, respects, and wants to learn from. You will love the fun interview-style conversations followed by coaching time, where Alli answers listener questions about faith, business, and life. Alli is also the author of Standing Strong, Breaking Busy, Fierce Faith, and The Year of Living Happy. She loves speaking at conferences about faith, business, and living life well.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 604 Ratings

Author, speaker, entrepreneur, and mom to five sons, Alli Worthington, hosts her show built on one simple premise- bring on people she loves, respects, and wants to learn from. You will love the fun interview-style conversations followed by coaching time, where Alli answers listener questions about faith, business, and life. Alli is also the author of Standing Strong, Breaking Busy, Fierce Faith, and The Year of Living Happy. She loves speaking at conferences about faith, business, and living life well.

    Unlocking Enneagram Personality Types with Elizabeth Orr

    Unlocking Enneagram Personality Types with Elizabeth Orr

    In today's episode of our podcast, we're diving deep into the intriguing world of Enneagram personality types with special guest Elizabeth Orr, author of The Unfiltered Enneagram: A Witty and Wise Guide to Self-Compassion. Elizabeth, who also serves as the associate chaplain for spiritual formation at Wake Forest, is here to explore the layers of our personality with a blend of humor and insight. Her book encourages us to confront and laugh at the aspects of ourselves we often keep hidden, promoting a journey toward true self-awareness and compassion.
    We're thrilled to have Elizabeth join us, especially given the buzz around her new release and her engaging content on the popular Rude Ass Enneagram Instagram account. Throughout this discussion, we'll cover various topics, including common misconceptions about the Enneagram, the core beliefs associated with each type, and the importance of acknowledging our shadow sides. Whether you're new to the Enneagram or looking to deepen your understanding, this conversation promises to enlighten you on embracing your full self and extending compassion to yourself and others. Join us as we uncover the transformative power of the Enneagram in fostering self-love and improved relationships.
    Join Elizabeth and I as we talk about: 
    Common pitfalls when we are first introduced to the Enneagram
    Core beliefs for each Enneagram type
    The shadow side of each Enneagram number
    Where to start if you are new to the Enneagram
    The Enneagram and self-compassion 
    Favorite quotes: 
    “One of the biggest pitfalls, no matter where you are on your journey, that can be an easy trap to fall into is identifying too much with the type you land on.” (Audio 13:00)
    “Using the Enneagram as an excuse or shield for our bad behavior, and using it as a weapon against others, can be a real common pitfall.” (Audio 13:22)
    “Our shadow side is our survival mechanics. It is how we try to survive in the world and perceive it. Every type has a very particular way of perceiving the world and what they believe to be true about it.” (Audio 16:00) 
    “Our emotional responses can tell us so much about what we think, the narrative that we believe, what we think other people’s motivations are, and what we are trying to protect within ourselves.” (Audio 20:59) 
    Coaching this week:  How to Rewire Your Mind for Bravery and Resilience  
    Before I do each coaching call, I have my clients fill out information that helps them identify their recent wins, which helps them recognize where they are experiencing growth and momentum in their lives. Embracing both smooth and challenging experiences with compassion builds confidence over time, allowing you to move forward with greater understanding and resilience.
    Links to great things we discussed: 
    Elizabeth Orr Instagram
    The Unfiltered Enneagram: A Witty and Wise Guide to Self-Compassion
    The Synanon Fix
    Pitch Perfect
    Long Run to Glory: The Story of the Greatest Marathon in Olympic History and the Women Who Made It Happen
    Hoka Bondi 8
    Connections
    Watchman - Josh Garrels
    Beyond the Blue - Josh Garrels
    Farther Along - Josh Garrels
    The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
    Apply for Alli’s Free Coaching
    Create a Course
    Alli on YouTube
    Remaining You While Raising Them
    Hope you loved this episode!  Be sure to subscribe to YouTube and slap some stars on a review! :)
    xo,
    Alli
     

    • 44 min
    The Surprising Benefits of Writing Your Story with Ally Fallon

    The Surprising Benefits of Writing Your Story with Ally Fallon

    I’m thrilled to have you join us in this episode as we dive into the powerful world of storytelling with my dear friend, Ally Fallon. Today, Ally will share some incredible insights into the emotional health benefits of writing our own stories. She’s here to guide us through the process of getting started and tapping into the transformative power of putting our experiences down on paper.
    Ally Fallon isn't just any guest; she's an accomplished author, speaker, and the founder of Find Your Voice—a community dedicated to helping people express themselves through writing. With her extensive background, including ghostwriting 11 books and authoring impactful works like The Power of Writing It Down and Indestructible, Ally brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Her latest book, Write Your Story, introduces an 8-step framework that helps anyone craft a meaningful and captivating narrative. Join us as we explore why writing matters, the unexpected benefits it holds for our spiritual, emotional, and physical health, and how you can start making yourself the hero of your own story, even if you've never written a word before.
    Join Ally and I as we talk about:
    Why writing our story matters
    Surprising spiritual, emotional, and health benefits to writing our story
    Where to start if you have never written before
    Making yourself the hero of your story
    How to write compelling hooks
     
    Favorite quotes: 
    (5:17 Audio) “The main reason writing our story matters is that the act of putting our story on paper teaches us who we are, what our life is about, what we are here for, why we matter, what makes our life so significant, and what is the most interesting thing about us. Beyond that, when we share that story it also allows us to connect with other people who are in our lives.” 
    (13:37 Audio) “It is really so powerful when you start to put your story down on the page. You just see it in another way.” 
    (15:33 Audio) “Every story is interesting if it’s told in the right way.” 
    (17:03 Audio) “When you know how to write a great hook, you know how to command human attention, and when you can command human attention, you can give people information that is really important to them.” 
    (20:45 Audio) “We have a lot more agency in resolving our stories than we think we do because most personal stories resolve when the internal problem resolves rather than the external problem.” 
     
    Coaching this week: How to Quit Letting Guilt Weigh You Down
    In coaching on this episode, I highlight the importance of using feelings of guilt as a gateway to deeper self-reflection, suggesting that these emotions can reveal significant underlying issues, like past unresolved experiences or current unmet needs. I encourage you to engage with guilt, using it as an opportunity to understand and address the root causes, which will ultimately help you find resolution and peace.
    Links to great things we discussed: 
    Ally Fallon Website
    Ally Fallon Instagram
    Write Your Story: A Simple Formula to Understand Yourself, Your Story and Your Purpose in the World
    Hanging Out - Ben Rector
    Only Murders in the Building
    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
    Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint
    Ilia Tinted Hydrating Lip Balm
    Dune: Part Two
    Shōgun
    Apply for Alli’s Free Coaching
    Create a Course
    Alli on YouTube
    Remaining You While Raising Them
    Hope you loved this episode!  Be sure to subscribe to YouTube and slap some stars on a review! :)
    xo,
    Alli
     

    • 36 min
    Decorating Confessions & House Rules with Myquillyn Smith

    Decorating Confessions & House Rules with Myquillyn Smith

    Welcome to today's show featuring my friend Myquillyn Smith, also known as the Nester. We're diving into a fun discussion about our homes, including a candid confession about my biggest decorating faux pas. You're about to discover what that is as we explore the intimate details of home decor.
    Myquillyn Smith, a bestselling author known for her books Welcome Home and Cozy Minimalist Home, has spent over fifteen years inspiring women to embrace their spaces, imperfections included, and personalize them. In her latest work, House Rules: How to Decorate for Every Home, Style, and Budget, she presents a compelling collection of one hundred universal decorating truths that cater to any house, style, and budget.
    Join Myquillyn and I as we talk about:
    Universal decorating rules
    Low-budget decorating ideas
    Using a We Did It list
    The Trinity of Rugs, Drapes, & Lighting
    Hate the Sofa, Hate the Space
    Favorite quotes: 
    “Decorating is just as much about what we remove from a room than what we add. It isn’t about adding expensive things. It is about adding the right things.” (9:48 Audio)
    “We underestimate the fact that small changes can make a huge impact.” (10:30 Audio)
    “When you get the right seating surfaces and storage in your room, which most of us already have, but when we add that homey trinity for most of us our rooms magically feel 80-90% done.” (20:00 Audio) 
    “Find a way to not hate the biggest piece in your room and it will change the way you feel about the room.” (26:19)
    Coaching this week: Keep It Simple & Take Action
    In coaching this week, I share that to succeed, keep it simple and take action. Overcoming the tendency to overthink and procrastinate is key; start with small steps, seek guidance if needed, and remember that progress comes from action, not endless planning.
    Links to great things we discussed: 
    Myquillyn Smith Website
    Myquillyn Smith Instagram
    House Rules: How to Decorate for Every Home, Style, and Budget
    Irish Pub Spotify Playlist
    Survivor
    Amazing Race
    Silo
    Masters of the Air
    Westmore Beauty 60-Seconds Eye Effects
    Cooper Straws
    Zillow
    Zillow Gone Wild
    Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse
    Ruggable Strawberry Thief Indigo Rug
    Apply for Alli’s Free Coaching
    Create a Course
    Alli on YouTube
    Remaining You While Raising Them
    Hope you loved this episode!  Be sure to subscribe to YouTube and slap some stars on a review! :)
    xo,
    Alli

    • 43 min
    Navigating Friendships in the Digital Age with Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston

    Navigating Friendships in the Digital Age with Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston

    Join us today for an engaging talk with Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston, recognized experts on friendships. They share their wisdom on navigating the highs and lows of relationships, recognizing toxic behaviors, and fostering healthier connections. Known for their popular Sister, I Am with You page, and their bestseller, Amy and Jess provide practical advice to enrich your social life in our latest discussion.
    In their latest book, Here For It (the GOOD, the BAD, and the QUESO): The How-To Guide for Deepening Your Friendships and Doing Life Together, they offer strategies to strengthen bonds and highlight the importance of love and open communication in friendships. Our conversation covers essential tips on dealing with common friendship challenges and taking the initiative to form new relationships. Tune in for their expert advice on improving and deepening your friendships.
    Join Amy, Jess,  and I as we talk about: 
    5:58 video Red flags for toxic friendships
    17:22 video Common friendship challenges
    21:47 video The importance of going for it when making friends 
    23:18 video Amy’s & Jess’ best friendship advice
    Favorite quotes: 
    9:22 video - “If there aren’t any friends in your life right now that are life-giving then take that energy for meeting and investing in new people.”
    9:59 video - “To develop good and deep friendships with anyone is going to take time.”  
    19:45 video - “Go into difficult conversations like Ted Lasso. Be curious and don’t assume you know what their motive is.”
    22:48 video  - “You have the magic and the power. You just have to believe it and go out there, live your life, and go after what you want. If a friendship is something that you want, go after it.  Don’t waste wishing someone else would do these things that you are capable of doing.”
    24:14 video - “It is actually a gift when you reach out to someone and pursue them in friendship whether they receive the gift and whether they have time for the gift or not.”
    Coaching this week: 
    Use Self-Awareness to Take Action (39:15 video) 
    In coaching this week, I share how self-awareness alone won't lead to progress; it must be combined with action to achieve goals and gain momentum. To move forward, you can identify one manageable step you can take toward your objectives, initiating a vital shift from insight to real change.
     
    Recommendation: (43:00 video)
    This week, I share a must-read book about maximizing longevity for your overall health and wellness.
     
    Links to great things we discussed: 
    Sister I Am With You  Website
    Sister I Am With You Instagram
    Amy Weatherly Instagram
    Jess Johnston Instagram
    Here For It (the Good, the Bad, and the Queso): The How-To Guide for Deepening Your Friendships and Doing Life Together
    Plowshare Prayer - Spencer LaJoye
    Get Your Life Back: Everyday Practices for a World Gone Mad
    Hair Extensions
    8 Sheep Organics ​​Organic Sleepy Body Lotion
    Live Tinted
    Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity
    Create a Course
    Alli on YouTube
    Remaining You While Raising Them
    Hope you loved this episode!  Be sure to subscribe to YouTube and slap some stars on a review! :)
    xo,
    Alli

    • 35 min
    Navigating Faith Through Uncertain Times with Sarah Bessey

    Navigating Faith Through Uncertain Times with Sarah Bessey

    This episode shares a great conversation with one of my favorite writers in the whole world, Sarah Bessey. Today, we are diving into an important topic that I don't think gets covered enough: what do you do when you feel like you're in the wilderness of your faith. If you're struggling with doubts about your faith, or supporting someone who is, you're not alone. Sarah's wisdom, empathy, and thoughtfulness are going to be a blessing to you like it has been to me.
    Sarah Bessey has authored or edited five books, including the New York Times bestseller A Rhythm of Prayer. She also leads Evolving Faith, a conference and online community for people who are reimagining their faith with hope. In her new book, Field Notes for the Wilderness: Practices for an Evolving Faith, Sarah becomes a shepherd for our curiosity, giving us a table for our questions, tools to cultivate what we crave, and a blessing for what was, even as we leave it behind.
    Join Sarah and I as we talk about:
    Examining our faith
    What it means to be in a season of reimagining our faith
    When you are going through a season in the wilderness
    Healing through hard hurtful situations
    Learning what you are for and how to love the world
    Favorite quotes: 
    “You can’t wander away from God’s love. You can get a few things wrong and still enjoy the goodness and friendship of God. This is not a thing that is jeopardy.” (18:15) 
    “In the midst of all of that, you can’t outwander God and you can’t run away from the run of God. That is still the thing that is holding everything including the wilderness inside you.” (20:56)
    “It is not enough to just be against things. I need to begin to name what I am for.” (21:52)
    “One of the other ones that was really important for me was learning how to love the world again.” (23:04)
    “God is hiding in plain sight in our everyday walking around lives.” (24:00)
    Coaching this week:   Cultivate Self-Awareness
    This week in coaching, I discussed how Self-awareness means paying attention to our feelings and reactions, especially in stressful situations. By noticing where we feel tension in our bodies and understanding our wants and needs, we can learn to respond to challenges with more wisdom and grace instead of numbing out and leading ourselves to burnout.
    Links to great things we discussed: 
    Sarah Bessey Website
    Sarah Bessey Instagram
    Field Notes for the Wilderness: Practices for an Evolving Faith
    Plowshare Prayer - Spencer LaJoye
    The Tree - Maren Morris
    Sarah’s Playlist 
    Past Lives
    Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day!: Daily Meditations for the Ups, Downs & In-Betweens
    Black Liturgies: Prayers, Poems, and Meditations for Staying Human
    Demon Copperhead
    One Long River of Song
    Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick
    NIRA Pro Laser & Serum Collection 
    Red Light Panel
    Aquaphor
    Create a Course
    Alli on YouTube
    Order your copy of Remaining You While Raising Them here.
    Hope you loved this episode!  Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :)
    xo,
    Alli

    • 48 min
    Tired of Being Tired: Finding Rest in a Busy World with Jess Connolly

    Tired of Being Tired: Finding Rest in a Busy World with Jess Connolly

    You are in the right place today if you are tired. I mean... Who isn’t tired, right? I'm so excited to talk about ways to beat exhaustion in today's hectic world. My guest, Jess Connolly, wrote the book Tired of Being Tired: Receive God's Realistic Rest for Your Soul-Deep Exhaustion, and she's here to help us tackle this common struggle. Jess challenges the idea that we need permission to rest and stresses the importance of protecting our peace for lasting well-being.
    Our conversation will dive into the myths that keep us from resting and provide practical steps for change.  I'm eager to learn how to manage exhaustion and create sustainable rest through small, daily shifts.
    Join Jess and I as we talk about:
    What can we do about our exhaustion and tiredness
    Lies we have been taught that keep us from resting
    We don’t need permission to rest
    Protecting our peace
    Small daily shifts for sustainable rest
    Favorite quotes: 
    (8:55 Audio)  - “I don’t know many women in varying life stages who aren’t tired. If they have small kids, they are tired; if they are empty nesters, they are tired; if they are in a season of building their career, they are tired. The college girls I know are tired. There is a collective issue.”
    (10:48 Audio) - “We believe all kinds of broken things about our fatigue and so our beliefs really have to change first.
    (14:29 Audio) - “Rest is also a commandment. In the actual commandments, He has given us this commandment to rest our bodies not because He wants it from us, not because He wants us to perform, but because He loves us and wants it for us.”
    (20:40 Audio)—“We always gravitate towards the big sweeping changes, but I would massively encourage people to start with the small stuff; it gives you the bravery for the big stuff.”
    Coaching this week:  What is Self-Awareness & Why You Should Care About It (34:57 audio)
    In coaching today, we talk about how goal setting often neglects the essential first step of self-awareness. By observing our bodies, thoughts, and emotions without judgment, we gain valuable insights into our triggers and patterns, allowing us to set goals that align with our true needs and create effective strategies to overcome challenges.
    Links to great things we discussed: 
    Jess Connolly Website
    Jess Connolly Instagram
    Tired of Being Tired: Receive God’s Realistic Rest for Your Soul-Deep Exhaustion
    Shake it Out - Florence + The Machine
    The West Wing
    The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love That Reorders a Life
    Moon Dew Firming Eye Cream
    Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment
    Burt's Bees Tips and Toes Gifts Set
    Create a Course
    Alli on YouTube
    Order your copy of Remaining You While Raising Them here.
    Hope you loved this episode!  Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :)
    xo,
    Alli

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
604 Ratings

604 Ratings

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One of my favorite podcasts

I listen to Alli’s show among many other podcasts weekly and it is one of my favorites. She has great interviews and also gives coaching advice and fun recommendations.

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So good!

Love Alli’s energy! She provides so much inspiration and value on faith, life, and business! A great find!

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So relatable

I just started listening after searching top Christian mom podcasts. I was quickly drawn in. Episode for August 6th reall hit home for me when you were taking abouy survival mode in early parenting and then losing yourself and being lost when they get a little bigger. I went through this when my kids became school aged and nearly derailed my family thinking I wasnt happy and wanted something else. Fortunately I was anle to find my way back but it really opened my eyes to this. Losing yourself in motherhood and having a “midlife crisis” or “empty nest syndrome”

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