44 episodes

Are you ready to love YOUR everyday life? Because it is possible to live a full life, no matter what you are going through.

Join Author Trina McNeilly, along with both experts and everyday guests as they discuss how to live better—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

In this podcast, you’ll find both contemplative and conversational episodes packed with ideas for introspection, faith-filled encouragement, inspirational stories, and practical tips and tools to help you create space for peace and joy, today.

The Lovely Life Trina McNeilly

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 60 Ratings

Are you ready to love YOUR everyday life? Because it is possible to live a full life, no matter what you are going through.

Join Author Trina McNeilly, along with both experts and everyday guests as they discuss how to live better—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

In this podcast, you’ll find both contemplative and conversational episodes packed with ideas for introspection, faith-filled encouragement, inspirational stories, and practical tips and tools to help you create space for peace and joy, today.

    43: Do You Need a Break?

    43: Do You Need a Break?

    Do you need a break? Of course, you do!  In this episode, Trina shares a summer update and chats about the importance of taking a break when we feel our bodies and souls are crying out for one... It's interesting that we use the language "take a break" because quite literally we must choose to "take"  one...no one is going to grant us a break, we have to initiate one for ourselves. Taking a break is necessary so that we can quiet down exterior noise and begin to listen to what's really going on within ourselves and discover what kind of rest we personally need. You might not be able to take a break from everything, but what can you take a break from this summer? How can you quiet noise, rest your exhausted body, play, delight, and dream about what might be next.



    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Stay in touch with Trina this summer by becoming an email friend here.

    Trina's Summer Wonder Workbook & Summer Wonder Bucket List

    Unclutter Your Soul: Overcome What Overwhelms You

    Summer Reading for the Soul List 



    How Well Do You Handle Stress and Overwhelm?
    Curious? Take Trina's fun 2-minute quiz to find out!
    CLICK HERE to take the quiz!

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    • 20 min
    42: Spring Cleaning For The Soul

    42: Spring Cleaning For The Soul

    Just as your house needs a good spring clean, so does your soul. Our souls are the home to our mind, will, and emotions. If we aren't sorting through our inner junk, it's going to turn into clutter. In this episode, Trina shares practical ways in which we can take a good and honest look at what needs attention on the inside of our lives, as well as steps we can take to clean out, clear out, and create space.

    Join Trina and learn how you can:


    begin to pay attention to your inner life
    identify stress (are you facing everyday stress or chronic stress?)
    pursue peace
    see and make choices when you feel stuck
    speak to your soul (speak life) when you feel down



    Trina on Instagram

    How Well Do You Handle Stress and Overwhelm?
    Curious? Take Trina's fun 2-minute quiz to find out!
    CLICK HERE to take the quiz!

    ***** Are you enjoying The Lovely Life? Help others find this podcast by leaving a short review here! We are so grateful for your support! *****

    • 21 min
    41: Let Go of Striving & Find Freedom to Grow Slow with Mary Marantz

    41: Let Go of Striving & Find Freedom to Grow Slow with Mary Marantz

    Tired of striving? Hustling? Running? Feeling frenzied? Burned out? Maybe you want to slow down, but you're not sure how? In episode 41 Trina is talking with best-selling author Mary Marantz about her new book Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots. Trina and Mary discuss how we can let go of achieving for our worth and find purpose. Mary shares her journey from growing up in a single-wide trailer to Yale Law School and how striving for gold stars and achievements eventually led her to a different definition of success.  In a most beautiful way, Mary reminds us: "We are not in a race with anyone. Good things take time. REAL things take time. And slow growth equals strong roots." This episode will help you determine if you are leaning into freedom or striving. Let's trade striving for slowing down and growing strong.

    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Dirt

    Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots

    Unclutter Your Soul

    United Pursuit Song: Let it Happen (song about running through the fields)

    United Pursuit Song: Not in a Hurry

    Peleton Bike

    Take the Achiever Quiz

    Mary Marantz

    Mary on Instagram

    Trina on Instagram



    How Well Do You Handle Stress and Overwhelm?
    Curious? Take Trina's fun 2-minute quiz to find out!
    CLICK HERE to take the quiz!

    ***** Are you enjoying The Lovely Life? Help others find this podcast by leaving a short review here!
    We are so grateful for your support! *****

    • 51 min
    40: How to Put Your World Back Together When it Falls Apart with Lisa Appelo

    40: How to Put Your World Back Together When it Falls Apart with Lisa Appelo

    What do you do when you're suddenly navigating a life you didn't sign up for? On Episode 40 of The Lovely Life, Trina talks with author Lisa Appelo to discuss her new book, Life Can Be Good Again. Lisa shares her story of the tragic and sudden loss of her husband and what her process of journeying through grief has been like and how God can reshape a shattered heart. In this episode, we talk about:

    · finding your footing when circumstances bring massive change;
    · how to process hard emotions with God, who welcomes them;
    · overcoming paralyzing fear with three scriptural steps; and
    · anchoring your faith when your hope seems threadbare.

    Mentioned in this episode:


    01/ Life Can Be Good Again

    02/ Unclutter Your Soul

    03 / 2 Cor 10:5 (taking every thought captive)

    04 / Psalm 27:13 (I remain confident that I will see the goodness of God in the land of the living)

    05 / Quest Peanut Butter Cups

    Lisa on Instagram

    Trina on Instagram

    Get the 1st chapter of Lisa's book for free here.



    How Well Do You Handle Stress and Overwhelm?
    Curious? Take Trina's fun 2-minute quiz to find out!
    CLICK HERE to take the quiz!

    ***** Are you enjoying The Lovely Life? Help others find this podcast by leaving a short review here!
    We are so grateful for your support! *****

    • 38 min
    39: Healing Out Loud - Overcoming Grief and Shame with Sandi Brown & Michelle Caulk

    39: Healing Out Loud - Overcoming Grief and Shame with Sandi Brown & Michelle Caulk

    On this week's episode of the Lovely Life, Trina brings on Sandi Brown, founder and president of JOY FM in St Louis, along with Dr. Michelle Caulk, assistant professor and director of clinical experience at Huntington University. Together, they discuss their new book Healing Out Loud, which covers Sandi's journey of understanding and loving herself. Women often are extremely hard on themselves, to the point of not liking who they are and who God created them to be. Sandi and Dr. Caulk share their own unique perspectives, from the therapist and the client, on what the inner process of loving God, releasing shame, liking yourself, and healing relationships can look like.

    If you've ever wondered about counseling or have had questions or reservations about seeing a therapist this episode will be helpful and insightful.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    01/ Healing Out Loud

    02/ Unclutter Your Soul

    Find out more about Healing Out Loud and Sandi and Michelle here.

    How Well Do You Handle Stress and Overwhelm?

    Curious? Take Trina's fun 2-minute quiz to find out!

    CLICK HERE to take the quiz!

    • 56 min
    38: How to Make Friends & Be a Friend with Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston

    38: How to Make Friends & Be a Friend with Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston

    Do you find yourself feeling lonelier as you get older? Growing up has all kinds of challenges, but no one really prepares us for the challenge of making adult friendships. In Episode 38, Trina chats with Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston about their new book, I'll Be There (But I'll Be Wearing Sweatpants): Finding Unfiltered, Real-Life Friendships in This Crazy, Chaotic World. In this episode, they unpack all the different ways they stay vulnerable in making new friendships, giving grace and keeping an open mind.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    01/ I'll Be There (But I'll Be Wearing Sweatpants): Finding Unfiltered, Real-Life Friendships in This Crazy, Chaotic World

    02/ Unclutter Your Soul 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

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Encouraging podcast

Trina is down to earth & encouraging. She reminds us that the simple things & truths are what we have to return to. I’m a new listener & am finding myself looking forward to it each week.

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Great thoughts

Trina has a great way of bringing deep feelings and thoughts to the surface in a kind, inviting way. I love to hear her guide this meaningful conversations!

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Relevant || Raw || Informative

Love this podcast! Trina does an amazing job at picking topics relevant to all that we are facing today. She brings her own flavor and asks so many insightful questions. Trina also brings a touch of humor at just the right time. I can’t recommend enough.

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