For the second-guessers, the chronically hesitant, or anyone who suffers from decision fatigue, best-selling author and host Emily P. Freeman helps create a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love. Because out of the thousands of decisions you make everyday, chances are a few of them threaten to keep you up at night. If you're in a season of transition, waiting, general fogginess or if you've ever searched "how to make a decision" on the internet, listen in.
182: One Fun Decision (The Shoe Episode)
For all the talk about decision fatigue, chronic hesitation, and the important practice of doing the next right thing, it could be easy to overlook some areas in life where overthinking isn’t something to avoid, but something to indulge. It's time to make one fun decision. Listen in.
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181: A Soul Minimalist's Guide to Summer
Author Joshua Becker says that “Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.” We could say the same thing about soul minimalism, except instead of focusing on our external life, a soul minimalist does this for her internal life. What do I value most for my inner life this summer and what can I remove that will distract me from it? I've got 5 steps to consider for a simplified summer. Listen in.
Links + Resources From This Episode: Get 10% off your first 3 months with Ritual The More of Less by Joshua Becker Episode 01: Become a Soul Minimalist Episode 90: Start With This Simple Rhythm A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer Get One Last Thing each Saturday morning The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Find a transcript of this episode and every other one at emilypfreeman.com.
180: Use Your Voice
If you’ve been doing the sacred work of watching, listening, and paying good attention, we're grateful for your hard work. You don't have to be in the spotlight to make a difference, I know that full well. But what if now is the time to tell us what you see, hear, and notice? What if now is the time to use your voice and let us hear how it sounds? Listen in.
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179: Stop Overworking with Megan Hyatt Miller
Years ago, Megan Hyatt Miller found herself at a crossroads where she felt like she had to choose between being present with her family and present at her work. It felt like an impossible choice until she created a third way. And that’s where we’ll start off. Listen in.
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178: How to Find A Spiritual Director
Are you curious about meeting a spiritual director but don't know how to find one? A spiritual director is a person who holds prayerful space for someone else to help them discern what God is up to in and around them. If you want to know more about what spiritual direction is, check out Episode 167: Spiritual Direction for Beginners. Then listen to this one, where I'll share questions to ask, where to look, and what to look for in a spiritual director.
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177: The Next Right Thing for People Pleasers
We all have the capacity to live our lives in such a way that we forget to remember who we are, we hurry through our minutes looking for the next important thing, we are overly attentive to what people think of us, and we are addicted to our own press.
So what is the next right thing for those of us who are so aware of other people’s opinions that we have a hard time knowing our own, making wise decisions, or doing our next right thing in love? Listen in.
Links + Resources From This Episode: Get 10% off your first three months of Ritual Vitamins A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman Episode 175: How to Find a Mentor with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT
I listen to this when I need a calming moment. Emily has a soothing voice and I like the music that she puts in every episode. Another good podcast is affirmation pod by Josie Ong. Check it out👍🏻my instagram and ticktock is sonnywalters2001 and my Twitter is sonnywalters_
Grateful to have found this podcast
I am going through all of the older episodes and I sure love this podcast. I find myself breathing a little easier through the day and feeling less alone. I have always had trouble finding what the next right thing is for my life and this podcast is providing me with handy hints on how to do that. Thank you Emily. Your voice is soothing and the topics you cover are all right on point with where my life is presently.
Great for non-religious folks too
I’m new to leadership and have been looking for something that let’s me stay present with philosophies and principles of leadership without being too wonky. I was loving the latest episode but was surprised when religion and spirituality came up. But I see my relationship to spirituality with the way I relate to other people and found this to be applicable. I’m going to keep listening but am impressed so far.