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Do you feel cluttered in your home, heart and life? Do you feel like you are living life on autopilot?

This podcast is for moms who want to simplify their home hearts and lives and SHOW UP for their life with purpose and passion!

Simple Saturdays is a coffee break with your Nerdy Girlfriend and mom of three, Shawna from Simple on Purpose. She is here to give you tips, encouragement and insights into decluttering, minimalism, motherhood, mindsets, simple living, and living life on purpose (aka intentional living).

Shawna is a writer and life coach and minimalist mom. She offers life coaching to moms that incorporates the Enneagram, goal setting and self-awareness.

@simpleonpurpose.ca

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Do you feel cluttered in your home, heart and life? Do you feel like you are living life on autopilot?

This podcast is for moms who want to simplify their home hearts and lives and SHOW UP for their life with purpose and passion!

Simple Saturdays is a coffee break with your Nerdy Girlfriend and mom of three, Shawna from Simple on Purpose. She is here to give you tips, encouragement and insights into decluttering, minimalism, motherhood, mindsets, simple living, and living life on purpose (aka intentional living).

Shawna is a writer and life coach and minimalist mom. She offers life coaching to moms that incorporates the Enneagram, goal setting and self-awareness.

@simpleonpurpose.ca

    49. How a growth mindset can help you make change in your life

    49. How a growth mindset can help you make change in your life

    Change will always be part of our lives. Whether we want it, don't want, know what to do with it, or how to make the next step - we are always faced with change in and around us. 



    So how can we move from feeling like a victim, or stuck, or confused - to being proactive with how we show up and handle change in our lives?



    The growth mindset is something that can really impact our ability to embrace and learn from the change in our lives.  When we can spot where we might have the opposite (fixed mindset) we can start to see the ways our MINDSET is limiting our ability to move forward. 



    Read the blog post version of this episode right here. 





     







    THE MAKING CHANGE CHALLENGE



    This episode is part of a lesson from the Making Change Challenge.



    If you want to join and get the 4 weekly lessons and worksheets, then simply sign up here. 



     



    THE FACEBOOK GROUP



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    INSTAGRAM



    Want to send me a message? Or see my laundry piles and thoughts on hospitality and Netflix shows? Then find me on Instagram 



     



    THE LIFE EVALUATION QUIZ



    Use this quiz to help you find the ONE AREA of your life to start paying more attention to and focus your energy on being a #changemaker in this area. 



     



     



     

    • 11 min
    48. Being Brave With Your Life (Part 4 of the Show Up For Your Life Series)

    48. Being Brave With Your Life (Part 4 of the Show Up For Your Life Series)

    How to be brave with your life when you a mom who sometimes goes a whole day before realizing your shirt is on inside out. 



     



    Welcome to the Simple Saturdays Podcast.



    I’m Shawna, mom of three living in small-town Canada. I have been blogging for about seven years on my journey to simplify my home and life - and to live my life on purpose.  I have been writing about the journey and life coaching other women who want to show up for their lives with more purpose, passion and peace. 



     



    Today we are talking about how to show up for your life, and we are in Part 4, Being brave with your life



     

    BE BRAVE WITH YOUR LIFE

    This is step THREE in showing up for your life (see the rest of the series here)



     

    LIFE WITHOUT BRAVERY

    When we aren’t living with bravery we feel this discomfort of not living a life that is inline with our values, with who we want to be. 



     



    To know your personal values, use these free worksheets



     

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BRAVE?

    Social media may have given us a shinier image of what bravery is. But there is as real quiet, messier grit to it. 



     

    DEFINITION OF BRAVERY

    The consistent forward motion in doing what is right, against resistance. 



     

    HOW TO BE BRAVE

    You can’t just give yourself affirmations, you need new tools that allow your heart and mind to show up with bravery. 



     

    You need:

    Direction 



    Commitment/Ownership



    Challenge the autopilot



    Support 



    Humility



    Integrity



    Compassion



    Hope/Faith/Trust



    Willingness



     

    WHAT ARE SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN BE BRAVE TODAY?

     

    LINKS MENTIONED

    Show up for your life STEP ONE (Pay Attention)



    Show up for your life STEP TWO (Listen Closer)



    ‘Do the opposite’ Instagram post



    Life on Purpose Workbook 



    Live your values free worksheet



    Live your vision free worksheet



    Future Self  episode 21 (time stamp 8:45)



    Mindful Marriage episode 29 (time stamp 7:38)



    Wear lipstick today (on Fashion and Feeling Like You Are Too Much)



    Simple Saturdays Email Newsletter SIGN UP HERE



    The Simple on Purpose Community Facebook Group (please answer the entry questions)



    The Reader Feedback Survey...

    • 20 min
    47. Life on Purpose with Conor (vision setting and goal setting)

    47. Life on Purpose with Conor (vision setting and goal setting)

    Want to live life with more purpose? 5 years ago we stumbled upon our first 'life on purpose' conversation and since then we spend time each New Year to talk about how the year went and what we want in the year to come.  



    I asked Conor if we could have some of this conversation in front of the microphone and share it on the podcast. . . . 



     



    Things we covered on this episode:

    How Life on Purpose has changed for us over the years



    Reflecting on the goals we have had over the years



    The experience of using the Life on Purpose workbook last January 



    Reviewed our home and family vision mottos from the past year



    Discussed a few priorities we are setting for the year ahead for our home and family life



     

    HOME

    Our home vision for 2019 was 'less piles, more renoing'



    How decluttering has changed our space and home



    His decluttering process with the kids' toys (as requested by our 8 year old)



     

    FAMILY

    Our family motto for 2019 was 'be a family that is present and proactive'



    Our plans for our family this summer



    Being a 'yes' parent



     

    PLANNING TOGETHER

    The power of planning together



    Who is the natural action-taker in the relationship (hint, not the type nine!)



    The surprising reason Conor agreed to start this process with me five years ago



    How to take a simple step to get started with planning life on purpose together with your partner



     

    Helpful Links

    That first time we sat down for Life on Purpose conversations on NYE 2015



    Our basement decluttering before and after



    Enjoying our kids 



    More on the hard times of marriage



    Live your vision worksheets and live your values worksheets



    Life on Purpose workbook (amazon.ca | amazon.com)



    Join the Simple on Purpose community Facebook Group



     



     

    • 24 min
    46. Listen Closer (part 3 of SHOW UP FOR YOUR LIFE)

    46. Listen Closer (part 3 of SHOW UP FOR YOUR LIFE)

    Do you long to be more present, more mindful, more intentional in your life? A major step in this is listening to your life, to your heart and to others in your life.



    This is the third part of the SHOW UP FOR YOUR LIFE SERIES



    Step one: Pay attention



    Step two: Listen closer



    Step three: Be brave



     



    Today we are talking about:



    * what it means to LISTEN to your life, to those around you, to your heart

    * how to assess the listening landscape of your home and family

    * seek first to understand, then to understand

    * when you feel like nobody listens to you

    * things that keep us from listening well



    See the full post here. 



    DO THE LIFE EVALUATION HERE



     



    Books or products recommended here may include referral links to Amazon. If you click through and take action I will be compensated at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I love or feel would benefit your simple, on purpose life.

    LINKS MENTIONED

    The Untethered Soul



    7 Habits of Highly Effective Families



    Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child



    John Gottman's 'bids for connection'



    Enneagram 101



    The Life on Purpose workbook



    The Life Evaluation 



    Instagram 



    Join the Simple Saturdays email newsletter



    Life Coaching with Shawna



     

    • 16 min
    45. Paying attention to your life (Part 2 of SHOW UP FOR YOUR LIFE)

    45. Paying attention to your life (Part 2 of SHOW UP FOR YOUR LIFE)

    Dear mama, do you feel like you are on autopilot, overwhelmed, and losing passion for your life? How would it change things if you decided to SHOW UP FOR YOUR LIFE? You know, the life you DO have. 



    I want to give you some guidance and strategies to help you do this. 







    This is PART TWO to the Show Up For Your Life Series. 



    In the first part, we talked about what it means to show up for your life, how to know if you are doing it and what it looks like. 

    There are three steps to showing up for your life:



    *

    pay attention



    *

    listen closer



    *

    be brave





    Today we are talking about paying attention.



    To read the full post transcript, go here. 



     

    LINKS MENTIONED

    The Life on Purpose workbook



    The Life Evaluation 



    Instagram 



    Join the Simple Saturdays email newsletter



    Life Coaching with Shawna



     



     



     

    • 12 min
    44. Showing up for your life (part 1)

    44. Showing up for your life (part 1)

    From one mom to another, showing up for our life is the hard work of being present, proactive and purposeful. 



    I'm sharing my journey in showing up for my own life and giving you steps and insights to use that will help you SHOW UP FOR YOUR LIFE. 



    Read the full post here on Showing Up For Your Life







     

    LINKS MENTIONED

    Subscribe to Simple Saturdays



    Marriage [When they tell me I'm lucky to have him] 



    I stopped enjoying my kids [blog post] [podcast episode]



    Plan your day



    Workbook bonuses (sign up if you have purchased a Life on Purpose workbook)



    My Faves List



     



    Find me on Instagram @simpleonpurpose.ca



     

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