Happy Sunday Funday/Self Care Sunday!
Helloooo my Lovely Lioness Ladies!! How has your weekend been? Mine has been pretty productive, which I”m pretty excited about!!
I’ve got ALL KINDS of new and wonderful things coming to the Site VERY SOON! SO GET EXCITED!!!!!!!! Staring in October, which is today, can you believe it?!?! I SURE CAN’T!
So anyway! Our first order of business is a NEW posting schedule for the blog which will be as follows staring this month, not all at once so you don’t get overloaded and overwhelmed! But over the month of October ALL KINDS of new and lovely content will be right at your fingertips!::
- Monday — Mommy Monday’s starting October 9th (Click on the “Mommy Mondays” tab to be considered as a Guest Mommy Blogger!
- Tuesdays — Take a break Tuesdays, Something inspirational and short & sweet!!
- Wednesday– Wednesday Wisdom ( I’ll post what I learned from the latest Research I’ve been reading, in an easy to understand kind of way!
- Thursday — Bossfidence Column ( In case you didn’t know, I also write for another blog called Bossfidence —- “This generation of millennial boss babes refuses to fit that mold; they are bursting through the barriers with a rebel outcry with the need to have a seat at the table. Bossfidence is taking initiative and control of your destiny through entrepreneurship, thought leadership and relationship building.” -Ashley Dunham, Bossfidence Founder)
- Friday – Feature Friday- For this day I will feature guest bloggers, plus reviews for TV Shows & Netflix reccommendations
- Saturday – Saturday Stories will be guest blogging (open to anyone) If you need a safe space to tell your story and get encouragement in return. This will be perfect for you!!
- Sunday – Self Care Sundays – Self Care Sundays will include suggestions from muah on how to take better care of yourself and some new and different ideas for accomplishing self care.
I Figured I would start today’s Self Care Sunday with the results from my “Quest for the Best Podcast” survey!!
I did a survey across many different platforms, asking for people’s favorite Podcasts. And BOY did I get some good responses!!
After getting so many suggestions, I decided to make a list of all the Podcasts I came up with to share with those of you who are just getting started in the Podcasts world and need some guidance on where to begin!! We’ll you’re in luck! I have come up with THE BEST list of Podcasts ever made EVER!!! 🙂
ALSO this evening in my Smart Lioness Pride group on Facebook (FREE) at 5:30 CST Laura Lee Stjernstrom from LL Yoga Online will be providing your with a FREE mini Meditation to get your week started off to a great start! One of the best forms of self care is Meditation! Make sure you join my group so you can tune in!! Just click here to Join my group!!
If you’re interested in joining Laura Lee’s online yoga group you can click here to contact her!
AND FINALLY, if you made it this far you deserve my list of the BEST Podcasts EVER! 🙂 Kidding, but there are all different kinds for all different folks!! Podcasts are good to help you relax as well as learn something new or just straight up entertain you!!
Now for your greatest list of Podcasts EVER!
1.) The Love Bomb 2.) Anna Farris is Unqualified
3.) That’s So Retrograde 4.) Sword & Scale
5.) Brain Candy 6.) How I Built This
7.) Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations 8.) Girlboss
9.) Strong Opinions Loosely Held 10.) Lady Gang
11.) Dear Sugars 12.) Hidden Brain
13.) The Art of Charm 14.) Earn Your Happy
15.) Optimal Living Daily 16.) No Philter
17.) Goal Digger with Jenna Kutcher 18.) Don’t Keep Your Day Job
19.) Dudesplaining 20.) Gary Vee
21.) You Should Remember This 22.) Chasing Glory with Lillian Garcia
23.) Being Boss 24.) Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe
25.) Revisionist History 26.) Bare Naked Bravery
27.) Tim Ferriss 28.) Melyssa Griffin’s Pursuit with Purchase
29.) The Model Health Show 30.) Brendon Burchard
31.) Tony Robbins 32.) The Hilarious World of Depression
33.) My Brother, My Brother, & Me 34.) Hello from Magic Tavern
35.) The Flop House 36.) She Did it Her Way
37.) Stuff Mom Never Told You 38.) Pantsuit Politics
39.) Betch Slapped 40.) Almost 30
41.) Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me 42.) Curiosity
43.) S Town 44.) Casefiles
45.) My Favorite Murder 46.) And That’s Why we Drink
47.) From the Front Porch 48.) What Should I Read Next
49.) Bitch Sesh 50.) The School of Greatness
51.) Celia Cavalli 52.) Tiny Leaps Big Changes
53.) Women Wanting More 54.) The Grift
55.) You Need A Budget 56.) Marie Forleo
57.) Loveline with Amber Rose (Rated R) 58.) Up First (NPR)
59.) Teaching in Higher Ed 60.) The Thread
61.) The Divided States of Women 61.) Cults
62.) The Kremlin Playbook 63.) Dirty John
64.) Every Little Thing 65.) Mindshift Podcast
66.) Modern Love 67.) The Morning Breath
68.) Death, Sex, & Money 70.) Pod Save America
71.) Strange Indeed 72.) Rough Translation
73.) Hollywood & Crime 74.) Secrets, Crimes, & Audiotapes
75.) Lore 76.) The Breakfast Club
77.) Selfie with Kristen Howerton & Sarah James
78.) The Good Life Project 79.) The Way I Heard it with Mike Rowe
80.) My Dad Wrote a Porno 81) Small Town Murder
82.) Sleep with Me: The Podcast that Puts You to Sleep
83.) The Nerdist 84.) On Being with Krista Trippett
85.) Where Should We Begin 86.) Brains On!
87.) Still Processing 88.) Pop Culture Happy Hour
89.) The Brilliant Idiots 90.) Mama Bear Dares
91.) Motivated 92.) Meditation Minis
93.) Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig 94.) Sexplanations
95.) Simplify 96.) Serial Killers
97.) TED Radio Hour 98.) The Butterfly Effect
99.) The Lively Show 100.) The Minds of Madness
To download a PDF copy of my list of Podcasts you can click here-> PodCast Quest Enjoy!!
Let me know in the comments which are your favorites or which ones you plan to try out!!
What does it mean to be “unapologetically me?” That’s the question, I have had on my mind lately, the “way of living” I’m trying to describe to you, and myself. I know it when I see it! That’s for sure! When you think of people who are unapologetically themselves, who do you think of?
First person that comes to my mind is, Wendy Williams! I just love that woman! She is just completely herself, or she’s a damn good actress because she seems genuine AF to me!
Another badass lady that comes to my mind is Lucille Ball! Hell! One of my favorite quotes is from Lucy herself, “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” And clearly, Lucille Ball had shit figured out! Now more than ever, is it important to remember this quote! So many people lose themselves in their partner, in their work, or into their problems, because we all, at least at some point in our lives, fail to follow this BASIC, BUT KEY RULE, of living a fulfilling and happy life!!
WHY? Why, Do we do this to ourselves?
- We think it’s our religious or Christian duty.
We think it’s our religious duty to “put others first, before ourselves,” or “make sacrifices.” But God did not mean for us to do so at our expenses. Become “one flesh” does not mean that you lose yourself in your husband, it means you make a life together, and you share an intimacy & bond that entwines your souls together, so you don’t have to lose yourself. Your relationship is intimate not only sexually, but more importantly, emotionally.
2. We have damaged boundaries, or a lack of boundaries all together.
Our boundaries are our property lines, and what separates us, and what keeps us protected from other people. If you don’t have boundaries, it’s like being in a dark, dangerous alley at night and not expecting something bad to happen. Our boundaries keep us from being emotionally hurt or abused. Our boundaries are those lines that we lay down with everyone in our life, the people that love us and respect our boundaries have no problem dealing with this, however the people in your life that have boundary issues, will not handle it so smoothly.
3. We don’t value ourself, or know our own worth.
If you are the same woman that doesn’t take care of herself, because “she’s trying to be a good Christian,” did you forget that being a Christian means you are a child of God, born in his image. There’s worth in simply being that, girl! OPEN YOUR EYES! God made you to be some thing completely and totally unique, but you can’t see it because you’re too busy counting the wrinkles that keep popping up, or too busy pretending you are happy and fulfilled to realize you have totally lost your worth, your respect for yourself.
If you are guilty of one or all three of the above reasons I listed, PLEASE consider signing up for my NEW Program beginning October 1st. It is an 8 week interactive program that not only teaches you how to make a lifestyle change but helps provides everything you need to commit to living a life that’s yours!!
Do you feel like you base your happiness and worth on what other people think of you?
Do you put everyone else’s feelings as priorities, but not your own?
Is heartbreak becoming way too familiar to you?
Are you experiencing more stress/anxiety & fear than you are health & happiness?
Well then, my Lovely Lioness, it’s time to make a change!! The first step starts with investing in yourself!!
- 8 Lioness Lessons over the course of 8 weeks (Weekly Live videos)
– 8 Yoga Classes with Laura Lee Stjernstrom
– 6 Color Me Quickers – Adults That Love Coloring Adult Coloring Sheets
– Budgeting PDFs From Bossfidence
+Plus: Gratitude Journal PDF, Self Love Journal Page, Goal Setting PDF, Self Assessments AND MORE SURPRISES ARE IN THE WORKS!!!
+AND — I’m like having your very own Tinkerbell/Fairy Godmother/Cheerleader all in one!! 😉 You Message me & almost always get an IMMEDIATE answer!
Pay once for the Full 8 week program- $150 & SAVE $50
OR -The First 4 weeks for $100 —Pay another $100 later for second half.
When we invest money in ourselves and in our own personal development & growth, we tend to invest more emotionally as well. When you spend money on something, aren’t you going to try and get your money’s worth?? WELL you SHOULD! A Smart Lioness ALWAYS DOES!
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How are you doing on this lovely Sunday morning?? (Whatever time it is, where you are). Today’s blog post I write with total excitement because my new challenge Dare to Roar starts tomorrow!!
This Challenge is FREE & will be 7 Days!
What is your personality type?
What is your love language?
Who are you REALLY?
What are your values?
What is your purpose?
Clearly there is more to it than those 5 questions but I can’t give away all the juicy details, now can I??
My goal for this challenge is for you to come out of it with a greater awareness for yourself, your needs, wants, & attitudes. Ways that you can strengthen your weaknesses & build your strengths!
Laura Lee Stjernstrom will be providing our Smart Lioness Pride group on Facebook with a live mini meditation to get the ball rolling! Then I will be live shortly after Laura Lee to get this party started!! (I’ll be live at 7:30 btw).
If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments! I always see them!!
I hope that you ladies have a wonderful rest of your Sunday before we have to go back to the real world on Monday!! But, hey, at least you have Dare to Roar to look forward to this week!
If there is a certain topic you would like me to discuss, please just let me know!! I’ll be happy to do whatever I can to help you ladies out!
Oh yeah and if you haven’t signed up for my Weekly Newsletter: Lioness Lately — A Weekly Love Letter for the Lioness Lady that comes every Monday to turn those Monday blues into Monday Pinks & Yellows! 😀
Click here to sign up for my Dare to Roar Challenge!!
See you soon my lovlies!
Live in the Smart Lioness Pride group!
Until next time, Be passionate Be Brave Be YOU! Sending you lost of love and light, Hillary the Smart Lioness