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Welcome to the Live by Design Podcast! I’m your host, Kate House. Join me each week as I lead our community in seeking joy and cultivating gratitude in our daily lives. Together let’s live by design and not default.

The Live by Design Podcast Kate House

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Welcome to the Live by Design Podcast! I’m your host, Kate House. Join me each week as I lead our community in seeking joy and cultivating gratitude in our daily lives. Together let’s live by design and not default.

    Book Report: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking - And How I'm Making Our House A Forever Home

    Book Report: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking - And How I'm Making Our House A Forever Home

    When you walk through the door to your home, how do you want it to feel when you step inside? Do you want it to be welcoming, comfortable, and cozy like a warm hug? What special pieces do you have in your home that remind you of your loved ones and give you that sense of ease?
    In today’s special Book Report episode we are talking about The Little Book of Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) - Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen.
    So, what is Hygge exactly? In a nutshell, it is about atmosphere and the experience we create rather than focusing on things. It is humble and slow. It’s choosing rustic over new, simple over posh, and ambience over excitement. 
    I’ve really been taking this idea to heart as I’ve been creating little spaces in our home that reflect our family history or are nostalgic in some shape or form. One fun way this is reflected in our home is a gallery wall that I have set up around my desk space. Each piece, while aesthetically pleasing, has deeper meaning for our family and I feel that I can come into this space and let my guard down, and I can fully be myself and at ease. 
    So grab your favorite drink, or pop in your ear buds and go for a walk, and listen while we talk about Hygge and how it relates to the space we surround ourselves with and the feelings that we get from being surrounded by warmth, love, nostalgia, and so much more!
    Resources 
    Show Notes | The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking | Join the Newsletter | Live By Design Goal Setting Masterclass | Follow along on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast | Health Coaching with Kate | Schedule Your Discovery Call | Free Meditation Library 
    Health Coaching with Kate: And if you are feeling like health coaching might be the right fit for you, I’d love to schedule a free Discovery Call with you to see if we’d work well in a coaching relationship! You can learn more about my 6 Month Coaching Program here!

    • 38 min
    How To Find Meaning In What You Do - A Conversation about Serendipity, Humility, Risk-Taking, and Gratitude with Gettysburg College President Bob Iuliano

    How To Find Meaning In What You Do - A Conversation about Serendipity, Humility, Risk-Taking, and Gratitude with Gettysburg College President Bob Iuliano

    This week we continue our conversation centered on IIN's Circle of Life Exercise and focus on the topic of Education.

    When I sat down to brainstorm who would be the perfect guest to welcome onto the show for this chat, it dawned on me that my alma mater, Gettysburg College, has a president who - funnily enough - is also a podcast host!

    Flash to be taking a deep breath, giving myself a little pep talk, and writing a long-winded email to President Iuliano about who I am, what my podcast is all about, and a request for an hour of his time to record a podcast episode together.

    And he said yes!

    So let this conversation be a reminder to you, dear friend, that you never know what you can create or bring into being by simply asking and putting yourself "out there." Because if you never put it out there, it's not going to happen. But if you gather your gumption and just try - what might you bring to fruition?

    And what DID happen was an insightful conversation with Gettysburg College's 15th President, Robert Iuliano, where he shares his four-step approach to living a life of meaning which includes: being open to moments of serendipity, embracing a degree of humility, a willingness to take risks, and finally appreciation for the good in life.

    So pour yourself a fresh cup of coffee, press play, and let Bob inspire you to live a life that's authentic to you and the unique ways you personally find joy and purpose.

    Resources
    show notes | join the newsletter | live by design goal setting masterclass |  @livebydesignpodcast | health coaching with kate | schedule your discovery call | free meditation library

    Health Coaching with Kate: And if you're feeling like health coaching might be the right fit for you, I'd love to schedule a free Discovery Call with you to see if we'd work well in a coaching relationship! You can learn more about my 6 Month Coaching Program here!

    Past Podcast Episodes Referenced
    our couples gratitude practice that’s changed everything

    Connect with President Iuliano
    Conversations Beneath the Cupola | Gettysburg College

    • 45 min
    Bonus: "I See You, And It's Beautiful" with Bridget Covill

    Bonus: "I See You, And It's Beautiful" with Bridget Covill

    Do you need someone to speak light and love into your day, friend? To remind you that you're perfect - exactly as you are?  Then sit back, pour a fresh cup of coffee, and press play because have I got the perfect guest for you!

    During today's conversation, Connection Coach Bridget Covill shares what words of wisdom she wishes she could share with a younger version of herself, and it was so beautiful that it brought tears to both of our eyes! What Bridget shares is something I think we all need to hear, and that is - "I see you, and it's beautiful."

    Resources
    show notes | join the newsletter | live by design goal setting masterclass |  @livebydesignpodcast | health coaching with kate | schedule your discovery call | free meditation library

    Health Coaching with Kate: And if you're feeling like health coaching might be the right fit for you, I'd love to schedule a free Discovery Call with you to see if we'd work well in a coaching relationship! You can learn more about my 6 Month Coaching Program here!

    Connect with Bridget
    @thriving_mamma | resilient relationships free masterclass | think and thrive coaching | group coaching experience - fall 2021 | 5 step relationship guide

    • 11 min
    How to Find Connection Amidst Conflict - A Conversation About Relationship with Bridget Covill

    How to Find Connection Amidst Conflict - A Conversation About Relationship with Bridget Covill

    How do you create connection within a relationship, even amidst conflict?

    That's the question that today's guest, Connection Coach Bridget Covill, answers. And I have to say, not only is her advice insightful and immediately applicable in each and every one of our lives, but she shares with sincerity and warmth. Bridget truly wants to walk alongside us during difficult times, and in this episode she shares how to navigate challenging relationships with her time-tested 5 step approach to connection.

    And here's a sneak peek, the final step involves something we know and love around The Live By Design Co. community - gratitude! See, I told you she's awesome 😉

    Resources
    show notes | join the newsletter | live by design goal setting masterclass |  @livebydesignpodcast | health coaching with kate | schedule your discovery call | free meditation library 

    Health Coaching with Kate: And if you're feeling like health coaching might be the right fit for you, I'd love to schedule a free Discovery Call with you to see if we'd work well in a coaching relationship! You can learn more about my 6 Month Coaching Program here!

    Past Podcast Episodes Referenced
    a journey of self love and acceptance with cara ansis |
    our couples gratitude practice that’s changed everything

    Connect with Bridget
    @thriving_mamma | resilient relationships free masterclass | think and thrive coaching | group coaching experience - fall 2021 | 5 step relationship guide

    • 43 min
    Bonus: Shift Your Gaze Higher...And You Just Might Find Inspiration From Above (Like In The Form Of An Actual Bald Eagle!!)

    Bonus: Shift Your Gaze Higher...And You Just Might Find Inspiration From Above (Like In The Form Of An Actual Bald Eagle!!)

    It's funny, but in my experience I've found that running often times is symbolic of life itself. And during my super hot 2-miler yesterday I got to thinking about the importance of shifting your gaze higher in order to gain perspective and the courage to see your goals through to the end.

    And then the COOLEST thing happened!

    I kept shifting my gaze higher and higher...and I looked at the sky above and there was a bald eagle soaring above me.

    Yes. True story. This happened, it was magically, and I want to share the experience with you too. So forgive my post-run-out-of-breath voice, but this was too incredible of a moment to let pass.

    Press play for a 7 minute listen which I hope leaves you inspired and encouraged to keep showing up for yourself, your life, and your dreams.

    I believe in you, friend. Keep showing up for your life so you don't miss your own bald eagle moments.

    Resources
    join the newsletter | goal setting masterclass | connect with me @livebydesignpodcast | health coaching with kate

    • 6 min
    Bonus: "Be Mindful Whose Mentorship You Take to Heart" with Cassy Joy Garcia of Fed + Fit

    Bonus: "Be Mindful Whose Mentorship You Take to Heart" with Cassy Joy Garcia of Fed + Fit

    What advice do you wish you could share with a past version of yourself?

    Well this week that's just the question that our guest, Cassy Joy Garcia, answers. Cassy Joy is a bestselling cookbook author, the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed + Fit, holistic nutrition consultant, and mama to two littles (soon to be three!) - and she has a wealth of insight to share. It seriously gave me a jolt of inspiration when hearing Cassy Joy speak from the heart!
    And if you're looking for your next favorite cookbook, look no further than Cook Once Dinner Fix. Not only is the book full of absolutely stunning photography, but the recipe pairings have been a game-changer for me. Prior to connecting with Cassy Joy I was in a serious cooking rut, and now I'm reinvigorated. If you pre-order Cook Once Dinner Fix before it drops on Sept 14th, then Cassy Joy and her team have curated some fabulous goodies that you can redeem on their website ahead of time!

    Connect with Cassy Joy Garcia and Fed + Fit
    fedandfit.com | @fedandfit | pre-order cook once, dinner fix!

    Resources
    show notes | join the newsletter| live by design goal setting masterclass |  @livebydesignpodcast | health coaching with kate

    Health Coaching with Kate: And if you're feeling like health coaching might be the right fit for you, I'd love to schedule a free Discovery Call with you to see if we'd work well in a coaching relationship! You can learn more about my 6 Month Coaching Program here as well as connect with me to schedule your call today.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Blessedtimber ,

New listener-Found Gold!

I recently stumbled upon Kate’s podcast with Bridget from Thriving Mamma and was instantly hooked. She’s a breath of fresh air and feels like the girlfriend you’ve known forever. Her energy and zest for living a joy filled life is contagious and in today’s craziness I’m here for it! Can’t wait to hear more and find more ways to fill my life with gratitude and joy.

Reinvention Rebel ,

Joyful and inspiring!

I’m in love with Kate’s podcast, all about living with intention and on purpose. She radiates warmth and joy and you can’t help but be drawn in. Her love for life is contagious! She gently encourages us to go for it, find more joy, do what we love and revel in the process of self-discovery. Her guests convey this same sense of joy and living life to the fullest. This is a must-listen on my list of cool podcasts. More joy? Yes please! I know you’ll love it too!

rachrose51 ,

A perfect mix of inspiring and informational!

I stumbled upon Kate’s livebydesign IG account via start today’s IG handle (lots of scrolling involved). Shortly after I followed her, she messaged me to share more information on her vision boards knowing that was the topic I found her by. This season of life I’m currently in has been hard for me and just with a few exchanges I was compelled to be open and honest with her because of her pure kindness. Not only did she go above and beyond to send me the vision board information, she has continued to check-in with me here and there since that conversation and surprises me with her comments on my photos. I’m a complete stranger to her but she still makes time for those little exchanges in the most thoughtful ways. Outside of her shining personally, I love her content. I’ve taken the time to start from her very first episode to her present. Everything she shares is helpful in some way to my well-being (big or small) and she practices what she preaches! Thank you Kate for being such an inspiring person through all aspects of your life that I’ve been able to experience from afar ❤️

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