Simplified Khaos
144: Starting the Year with Some Chaos and Podcast Update

144: Starting the Year with Some Chaos and Podcast Update

January 12, 2022

Let’s get crazy in 2022! In this episode, Jill and Nick share their chaotic (and growth-filled) start to the year. They also share recent personal life goodies and dive into their intentions for the podcast this year.   

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume this podcast and thanks for hanging out with us!

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love and live as if this is all there is.”

 

RESOURCES

Blog post: How to Set Your New Year Intentions

 

TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Set intentions this year!  And remember to provide grace and space for others figuring this year out as well. 

 

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Instagram: @simplified.khaos

Jillian: @the.clean.and.simple.life

Nick: @nicksimplified

 

CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

 

MUSIC

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

143: Having Some Fun with Lucille

143: Having Some Fun with Lucille

December 22, 2021

Never underestimate the power of having fun :) In this episode, the whole tripod is here for a special treat. Mama and papa (Jill and Nick) chat with Lucille (their daughter) to add some lightness and fun to the end of the year. If you're curious to hear a toddler’s point of view on life or maybe just need a laugh, then tune in for a short episode full of silly questions and answers. 

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

 

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Instagram: @simplified.khaos

Jillian: @the.clean.and.simple.life

Nick: @nicksimplified

 

CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

 

MUSIC

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

142: Four Questions to Evaluate Your Traditions

142: Four Questions to Evaluate Your Traditions

December 15, 2021

Are your traditions serving you and aligning to your current season of life? In this episode, Jill and Nick dive into their thought process on how to reassess family traditions. They chat about traditions they’ve kept over the years and traditions that had to evolve into something new. There are four questions that always seem to pop up that have helped simplify the act of knowing when it’s time to let go of specific traditions in order to begin new ones. 

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Change isn’t simply an important aspect of life — it’s life itself." ~ Thomas Oppong

 

RESOURCES

Blog: Evolving Minds

Podcast: Episode 42 Simplifying Traditions

 

TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Take a moment to reflect over your current traditions to decide what’s serving you and what’s ready to evolve. Ask yourself these four questions:

  1. Does it feel like a "hell yes?"
  2. Does it feel like an obligation or an exhilaration?
  3. Does it still align to your values?
  4. Are you craving something new or something comfortable?

 

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CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

 

MUSIC

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

 

141: Creating a Life Your Love with Kate Saffle

141: Creating a Life Your Love with Kate Saffle

December 8, 2021

The first step toward anything great is just BELIEVING it’s possible. In this episode, Jill has an epic conversation with the amazing Kate Saffle. Kate is a Life and Business Coach for Moms and an inspirational beacon! She helps moms feel happier and create lives that they freaking love. She teaches how to live intentionally by your values, change your mindset, become a confident decision-maker, and create powerful growth in your life and business. In 2020, Kate grew her business to 6 figures, retired her husband, and hit the road full-time in an RV as a family of 5 (with a corgi pup)...in under 6 months. Listen in to hear Kate’s amazing journey on how she’s creating a life she loves! 

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

 

QUOTE(S) OF THE DAY

"To fly as fast as your thoughts, you must know you’ve already arrived." ~ Richard Bach

 

RESOURCES

Instagram: @happierinmotherhood

Website: Happier in Motherhood

Video: Tomorrow Somewhere New

 

TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Create awareness by starting your day with a brain-dump. Get all of the funk and fear out of your head and write it down. Then ask yourself, “Is all of this really true?” and “Do I want to live my day according to this?”

 

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Jillian: @the.clean.and.simple.life

Nick: @nicksimplified

 

CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

 

MUSIC

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

140: Questions to Help You Reflect on 2021

140: Questions to Help You Reflect on 2021

December 1, 2021

Most of us may be so busy trying to move forward with our lives that we rarely take a moment to slow down and be at one with our thoughts. In this episode, Jill and Nick answer five questions to help simplify the self-reflection process. It’s important to take action toward your goals, but it is also equally important to pause and look back. What went well this year? What was a big challenge this year? We dive into an honest conversation about what we want to keep doing and what we plan on changing to live more aligned to our values. 

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

 

QUOTE(S) OF THE DAY

"Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful." ~ Margaret J. Wheatley

 

"Honest self-understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions." ~ C Terry Warner

 

"Our self-image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become." ~ Maxwell Martz

 

"Reflection...looking back so the view looking forward is clearer." ~ Unknown

 

“Self-reflection entails asking yourself questions about your values, assessing your strengths and failures, thinking about your perceptions and interactions with others, and imagining where you want to take your life in the future.” ~ Robert L. Rosen

 

“Don't become too preoccupied with what is happening around you. Pay more attention to what is going on within you." ~ Mary-Frances Winters

 

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people." ~ Carl Jung

 

“Honest self reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom.” ~ Vikas Runwal

 

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience." ~ John Dewey

 

RESOURCES

Blog Post: Self-Reflection Quotes

 

TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Dive into self-reflection and celebrate what has been so good this year. If you don’t know where to begin, check out the five questions we chatted about in this episode! 

  1. Did you embody the vision and theme you set for yourself at the beginning of the year?
  2. What accomplishment are you most proud of? 
  3. What didn't go well? Were there things you wanted to do but didn’t? What happened? 
  4. What was the best thing that happened this year? 
  5. If you could describe this year using one word, what would that be? Why?

 

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Jillian: @the.clean.and.simple.life

Nick: @nicksimplified

 

CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

 

MUSIC

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

 

139: Revisiting Gift Giving

139: Revisiting Gift Giving

November 23, 2021

Experiences are what make meaningful memories, not stuff. In this episode, Jill and Nick dive into their evolving perspective about gift giving during the holiday season. It's never too late to change your holiday traditions.  Rock the boat to make waves you DO want in your life. Simplify your holidays by giving your time and attention to the ones you love. Less stressing, more loving! 

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The greatest gift you can give to others and to yourself is time. Embrace the gift of time whether you give it or receive it." ~ Philip Zimbardo 

 

RESOURCES

Blog Post: My Top 5 Holiday Presence

Podcast: Ep. 2 Simplifying Gifts

Podcast: Ep. 101 Rethinking Christmas Gifting

 

TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Gift in the way that feels right for you and not the way you think you're "supposed" to. 

 

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Jillian: @the.clean.and.simple.life

Nick: @nicksimplified

 

CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

 

MUSIC

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

 

138: Using Technology to Simplify the Everyday

138: Using Technology to Simplify the Everyday

November 17, 2021

Does your phone support your values or does it distract you from them?

In this episode, Jill and Nick chat about how they are using their phones to simplify their lives as well as support their VALUES. Nick gets real “geeky” sharing all the ways he has simplified his day to day using specific apps on his phone. Whether you like your phone or don’t, this episode will open your eyes to how one small gadget can totally SUPPORT the life you want to live.

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Values are the guiding principles that help you determine what is right for you or what is wrong for you.” ~ Anonymous

 

RESOURCES

Blog Post: How to Declutter, Organize & Streamline Your iPhone

 

TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Streamline your phone to work FOR your values, not against them.

 

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Jillian: @the.clean.and.simple.life

Nick: @nicksimplified

 

CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

 

MUSIC

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

 

137: The Benefits of Healthy Friction

137: The Benefits of Healthy Friction

November 10, 2021

We all need some healthy friction in our lives to balance out the chaos of convenience. 

In this episode, Jill and Nick dive into how having friction or resistance in their lives has brought them tremendous benefits for living a life more aligned to what they value. Many people may view friction as an annoyance, but it really does have a silver lining as it creates healthy boundaries on habits that one may not want to acquire. 

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.” ~ Bodie Thoene

 

RESOURCES

Blog Post: Friction - The Good and Bad 

 

TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Intentionally insert some healthy friction into your life in order to live the life you want. 

 

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MUSIC

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

 

136: Things You Might Not Know About Us

136: Things You Might Not Know About Us

October 27, 2021

What are your top three answers? 

In this episode, Jill and Nick have fun answering reflective questions about life. Find out their top three answers to questions such as, ”What are things you learned from parenthood?” and “What goals do you hope to accomplish in the next five years?” We hope you enjoy this light conversation, and hopefully we entice you to play this game with your partner or a friend.    

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

 

TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Games make conversation fun, play them! 

 

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Jillian: @the.clean.and.simple.life

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MUSIC

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

135: Finding Your People

135: Finding Your People

October 20, 2021

Finding your people is a continuous, evolving process. 

 

In this episode, Jill and Nick paint a clear picture on how they define their “kind of people."  Making friends, keeping friends, letting go of friends can be a complex and somewhat challenging experience. Hopefully this honest conversation helps simplify the chaos around finding the “just right” (and uplifting as hell) community for you! 

 

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” ~ Unknown

 

RESOURCES

Blog: 5 Ways to Find Your People

 

TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE

Get clear on what you value in a friend and go find YOUR people! 

 

FOLLOW US

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Instagram: @simplified.khaos

Jillian: @the.clean.and.simple.life

Nick: @nickinmville

 

CONTACT US

Email: simplifiedkhaospodcast@gmail.com

 

MUSIC

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

 

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