Simplified Khaos
80: Finding Healthy Replacements of Excitement

80: Finding Healthy Replacements of Excitement

July 8, 2020

Being at home for four months straight has led to some new habits. Jill and Nick chat about some of the “not so good” habits that they have developed since quarantine began, and how they’re replacing them with healthier choices. Come hang out with us! 

 

💬 QUOTE OF THE DAY

We design our lives through the power of choices.” ~ Richard Bach 

 

🔍 RESOURCES

Book: You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits

 

⤁ TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Make intentional choices that align with habits you want to keep. 

 

🎵 MUSIC

Night Owl by Broke for Free - http://brokeforfree.com/

 

📧 CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

79: Rediscovering the Importance of Date Night

79: Rediscovering the Importance of Date Night

July 1, 2020

It’s been four months since their last DATE NIGHT! Jill and Nick rediscover the importance of date nights and why that time is so valuable to them. They reflect on their goals, parenting life, and their love for quality food and cocktails. Come hang out with us! 

 

💬 QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Reconnecting with your spouse doesn’t have to be complicated, just purposeful.” ~ Ryan Frederick 

 

🔍 RESOURCES

How Quality Time With Your Partner Improves Mental Health 

Episode 68: Two Families in One House 

Episode 20: The Importance of Date Nights

 

⤁ TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Spend some QUALITY time with your partner. 

 

🎵 MUSIC

Night Owl by Broke for Free - http://brokeforfree.com/

 

📧 CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

78: Finding Joy with Laura Bruner

78: Finding Joy with Laura Bruner

June 24, 2020

We have an amazing interview to bring some light into your day. In this episode, Jill chats with an inspiring human, Laura Bruner. Laura shares a little about her journey, the things that are bringing her the most joy these days and how she is staying intentional with her time and energy to live a life that brings her purpose. Come hang out with us! 

 

💬 QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Normalize changing your opinion.” ~ @pivtoprog

 

🔍 RESOURCES

Melanin Base Camp

The Conscience Kid

Book: The Overstory by Richard Powers

Book: Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad 

My Radical Roots: Laura Bruner 

 

⤁ TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Reach out to someone you love and take a moment to connect deeply with them.

 

🎵 MUSIC

Night Owl by Broke for Free - http://brokeforfree.com/

 

📧 CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

77: Recognizing Our White Privilege

77: Recognizing Our White Privilege

June 17, 2020

It's time to get serious and talk about the topic of white privilege. In this episode, Jill and Nick dive into the privileges they’ve had their whole lives and how this simple recognition is a powerful tool in their progress to being anti-racist. Come hang out with us! 

 

💬 QUOTE OF THE DAY

“We all have souls and identities, but at the same time we were born with social locations and group identities that shape us and easily keep us separated from other people, especially within institutions. I find that working against racism mends the social fabric, heals the soul, and reduces fear, isolation and alienation. It makes things better for everybody.” ~ Peggy McIntosh

 

🔍 RESOURCES

Article: White Privilege An Account to Spend by Peggy McIntosh 

Article: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

 

⤁ TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Recognize your power, your privilege and decide how to use it with intention to make a difference.

 

🎵 MUSIC

Night Owl by Broke for Free - http://brokeforfree.com/

 

📧 CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

76: Time to Reflect and Learn

76: Time to Reflect and Learn

June 10, 2020

Real change starts by reflecting. On this episode, Jill, Nick and their toddler, Lucille (yeah, that’s right), share why they are taking some time to self-reflect, learn and unlearn when it comes to being anti-racist. Come hang out with us and enjoy the unique background “meows.” 

 

🔍 RESOURCES

The First Name Basis Podcast 

 

📧 CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

75: Shifting for What is Important

75: Shifting for What is Important

June 1, 2020

We’re letting go of control and making some changes. On this episode, Jill and Nick dive into the “rules” they are breaking in order to make space for what they value the most. Come hang out with us!

 

💬 QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. Family is always there for you, even after all the mistakes you can make.” ~ Lilo and Stitch 

 

🔍 RESOURCES

Blog: The Importance of Family 

 

⤁ TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Make space for what you value, even if that requires change.  

 

🎵 MUSIC

Night Owl by Broke for Free - http://brokeforfree.com/

 

📧 CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

74: Quarantine Indulgences

74: Quarantine Indulgences

May 25, 2020

We’re taking full advantage of this time and treating ourselves without guilt! On this episode, Jill and Nick share how they’ve been indulging since the pandemic started in order to make themselves a little bit happier. Come hang out with us!

 

💬 QUOTES OF THE DAY

“Anything that feels good couldn't possibly be bad.” ~ Angelina Jolie

 

“A 'treat' is different from a 'reward,' which must be justified or earned. A treat is a small pleasure or indulgence that we give to ourselves just because we want it. Treats give us greater vitality, which boosts self-control, which helps us maintain our healthy habits.”  ~ Gretchen Rubin

 

🔍 RESOURCES

Blog: Why You Should Treat Yourself

 

⤁ TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Treat yourself! Indulge intentionally. 

 

🎵 MUSIC

Night Owl by Broke for Free - http://brokeforfree.com/

 

📧 CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

73: Road Trip Reset

73: Road Trip Reset

May 18, 2020

It’s been difficult to disconnect from work and to-do lists while being at home all day long. On this episode, Jill and Nick share the reasons why they decided to schedule a road trip reset and all the good things that came from it. Come hang out with us!

 

💬 QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Stop and smell the roses” 

 

🔍 RESOURCES

Book: Mindfulness by Ellen Langer

 

⤁ TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Be mindful, not mindless with how you spend your time. 

 

🎵 MUSIC

Night Owl by Broke for Free - http://brokeforfree.com/

 

📧 CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

72: Why Are We Busier Than Ever?

72: Why Are We Busier Than Ever?

May 11, 2020

We thought that being at home meant slow living and lots of time to relax, but we’re noticing quite the opposite is true. On this episode, Jill and Nick share the reasons they have been feeling so busy since the pandemic and ways they’re trying to hop off the busy bus. Come hang out with us.

 

💬 QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It seems to me that one of the great luxuries of life at this point is to do one thing at a time. One thing to which you give yourself wholeheartedly, uni-tasking.” ~ Michael Pollan 

 

🔍 RESOURCES

Blog: Working from home: 5 Steps to Set Boundaries

 

⤁ TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Look at your day and set it up to use your energy the best way you can. Make your time at home intentional, not busy. 

 

🎵 MUSIC

Night Owl by Broke for Free - http://brokeforfree.com/

 

📧 CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

71: Let’s Talk About “Retirement”

71: Let’s Talk About “Retirement”

May 4, 2020

Our perspective on retirement has truly shifted since we started our simple living journey. On this episode, Jill and Nick share their definition of “retirement” and ways they are choosing to live their life with purpose. Come hang out with us!

 

💬 QUOTE OF THE DAY

Make every day count...even when you think it's the worst day of your life; for you never know when it'll be your last.” ~ Solange Nicole

 

🔍 RESOURCES

Blog: Live Life You’re Already Retired

Book: Get a Life: You Don't Need a Million to Retire Well by Ralph Warner

 

⤁ TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Define what retirement means to you and make that shit happen now because tomorrow is never guaranteed. 

 

🎵 MUSIC

Night Owl by Broke for Free - http://brokeforfree.com/

 

📧 CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

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