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Cultivate What Matters

English, Personal/Lifestyle/Family, 61 seasons, 105 episodes, 2 days 7 hours 21 minutes
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You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go DO them! The things that last longer than you. The things that run deeper and are more thrilling than skydiving. The things that make you come alive! Cultivate Your Life with Lara Casey, best-selling author and mom to three, is a weekly podcast where Lara will guide you to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. Each week she'll talk about how to uncover what matters to you in the big picture, and start acting like it today. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or in need of some refreshing truth, you are in the right place!
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103: How to Cultivate Friendships - Part 2

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey complete part 2 of How to Cultivate Friendships. Not often talked about in friendships, we talk about texting, ghosting, and hard conversations. At their core, we’d enter into deeper friendships and foster greater connection if we’d focus on communicating more clearly, being willing to go beyond the surface level, and being willing to have hard conversations. We share personal examples and stories in our lives that have been challenging yet refining in the way we approach friendship. Friendship is a part of a rich and beautiful life, and it’s so worthwhile to cultivate!    //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:54:  What Casey is loving 03:30:  What Kelley is loving  06:09:  Episode intro - ghosting, communicating, texting, and more!   08:44:  Be a clear communicator  16:21:  Hey, send up a flare. Ar
19/02/202435 minutes 29 seconds
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102: How to Cultivate Friendships - Part 1

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey wanted to talk about connection since we’re so close to Valentine’s Day. So we decided to talk about what every person needs in their lives, whether you’re in a relationship or not – friendship!! Having a place to belong and people to connect with are crucial to our health, well-being, and growth as individuals. We can’t go it alone. We explore the staggering statistics behind depression, suicide, and being “together but apart” in our technology driven society. It can be a lonely world, but it doesn’t have to be. We explore a few easy ways to foster connection and grow friendships (new or old) in our lives. Having friends by our side is what makes life so meaningful and worthwhile, so let’s cultivate friendships together for a more purposeful life lived together!    //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 00:25:  What Casey is loving 03:43:  What Kelley
12/02/202426 minutes 1 second
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101: Waiting Well | How to Learn to Love the Process

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey share a pep talk with you. About this time of the year, discouragement sets in. Doubts and questions of why we aren’t making more progress by now swirl in our heads. We offer a pep talk about waiting in the process of goal setting, how it’s key to our growth, and how it actually becomes a beautiful part of changing and shaping us for the capital L legacy we want to leave when we’re 80. Waiting isn’t always easy, but it’s a part of the journey of our lives. We hope this episode encourages you as you wait on progress, on achieved goals, and on the legacy you’re living!    //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 04:03:  What Casey is loving 07:48:  What Kelley is loving  10:05:  Start of this pep talk  13:51:  A big part of the process is waiting  14:54:  Let’s take a step back together for a minute   <
05/02/202430 minutes 23 seconds
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100: How to Make a Big Dream Happen

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey kick off the 5th and final episode in the Building Better Goals series featuring big dreams. Big dream goals can be daunting and overwhelming, and many might say, “where do I even start?” We break down what it is, what it’s comprised of, and why you should set and pursue big dream goals in your life. Sometimes, various feelings can also mean we’ve pushed big dreams aside, and we want to encourage you to revisit those big dreams with hope not fear. We hope to encourage you and inspire you in taking a few practical steps to voicing, planning, and executing on your big dream goals. They’re possible, friends!    //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 02:20:  What Casey is loving 07:32:  What Kelley is loving  11:39:  Breaking down 3 types of goals  16:22:  Kelley’s big dream goal example   18:19:  Casey’s b
29/01/202431 minutes 59 seconds
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099: How to Tend to Your Goals, not To-Do's

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey kick off the 4th episode in the Building Better Goals series featuring tending lists. Tending lists are the systems we use each month to track, systemize, and measure our progress on our goals. They’re so different from our to-do lists, and they’re lists that actually fill our cup and help us become the women we want to be. We share personal examples well as a few quick things you can do today to create one of your own. Tending lists are vital to your success, and listen in to hear why!    //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:30:  What Casey is loving 07:16:  What Kelley is loving  10:10:  The heart of PowerSheets –  tending lists!  10:30:  What the heck is a tending list?   14:18:  A real life example of a tending list in action with a big dream  21:17:  Put the hard things on the
22/01/202431 minutes 17 seconds
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098: How to Develop Life-Giving Routines

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey kick off the 2nd episode in the Building Better Goals series featuring habits. These are the building blocks of goals – those repeated actions we do day in and day out that shape us and form us, oftentimes so much more than we realize. We dig into the science of the brain that form habits and why they’re so powerful, and how to cultivate the right habits and good habits for you. It’s only the tip of the iceberg here, but it’s a meaty episode to dig into if you want to change the habits in your life!   //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 02:18:  What Casey is loving - a habit hack. 03:30:  What Kelley is loving - these awesome headphones!  06:38:  Digging into habits  08:44:  The difference between a rhythm and routine  09:31:  The usual story with habits  13:30:  Habits ARE so powerf
15/01/202420 minutes 37 seconds
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097: How to Create Habits That Stick

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey kick off the 2nd episode in the Building Better Goals series featuring habits. These are the building blocks of goals – those repeated actions we do day in and day out that shape us and form us, oftentimes so much more than we realize. We dig into the science of the brain that form habits and why they’re so powerful, and how to cultivate the right habits and good habits for you. It’s only the tip of the iceberg here, but it’s a meaty episode to dig into if you want to change the habits in your life!   //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 02:18:  What Casey is loving - a habit hack. 03:30:  What Kelley is loving - these awesome headphones!  06:38:  Digging into habits  08:44:  The difference between a rhythm and routine  09:31:  The usual story with habits  13:30:  Habits ARE so powerf
08/01/202430 minutes 19 seconds
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096: How to Build Better Goals

In today’s episode, Kelly and Casey start a new series for the new year about how to build better goals. This episode is the capstone episode of our proven goal setting system, why it works, and why it’s different from all the other goal setting systems or New Year’s Eve resolutions out there. We share stats along with practical tips to get started on your goals right now. Join us today for a 30,000 foot level conversation about how to build new and better goals and ACTUALLY accomplish them this year!    //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:43:  What Casey is loving  04:27:  What Kelley is loving 07:45:  Let’s chat goals & stats 10:27:  Our proven system  12:48:  Saying yes to what matters  13:42:  So how do we do this, practically?  14:49:  Uncover what matters  15:31   Break it down
01/01/202430 minutes 30 seconds
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095: Merry Christmas, Cultivators!

In today’s episode, we take less than 30 seconds to wish you and yours a wonderful time with your family this Christmas. We’re so grateful for you all, and we wish you a Merry Christmas!    // Connect with Us // — Subscribe to the Cultivate What Matters Podcast: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and click subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and choose your podcast app. If needed, you can copy this link directly into your favorite podcast app (like Stitcher or Overcast). Or follow us on Spotify!   — We would love it if you took a few minutes to leave us an iTunes review to help spread the word about Cultivate What Matters! We want to invite more women into our conversations!   — Visit cultivatewhatmatters.com for delightful resources to help you design a more intentional life.   — Subscribe to the Cultivate
25/12/202327 seconds
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094: Celebrations From the Year

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey recap 2023 together! Celebrating is so important to make sure we mark time, we don’t forget what matters, and that we continue to move forward on our goals. We share wins from other Cultivators, and you’ll want to hear these. Whether it’s big or small, we can all celebrate something we’ve grown in and made progress at this year. We challenge you to reflect on what you can celebrate from this year, even if it’s just 5 small things. There’s beauty in acknowledging how far we’ve come!    //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:05:  What Casey is loving  02:13:  What Kelley is loving 03:26:  We celebrate to mark time!  05:36:  Celebrating looks different for everyone  07:34:  Wins from our community   13:02:  Our wins from this year  15:07:  A challenge & final thoughts <
18/12/202316 minutes 45 seconds
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093: Intentional Family Traditions

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey discuss the importance of traditions, especially around the holidays. There’s so much science and research behind it. Sharing some of their favorite stories, they also remember sweet memories together with their loved ones. They discuss several traditions you can use with your friends and family too, if you need any ideas. Grab a cup of coffee, write down some ideas, and take a trip down memory lane with us as we reflect on traditions!   //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:12:  What Casey is loving  02:04:  What Kelley is loving  05:54:  Let’s talk traditions. 07:15:  What are traditions and why do them?  09:17:  The science behind it  10:48:  Sharing some of our traditions  14:18:  Mrs. Right 17:08:  Traditions change over time, too <p dir="l
11/12/202321 minutes 58 seconds
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092: Book Review of The 12 Week Year

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey review The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington. This book talks about how we’ve all been doing planning for our personal and professional lives wrong – we’ve got to stop thinking in 1 year periods and switch to 12 weeks. Shorter periods of time allow us to drive urgency to accomplish our goals, see results quicker, celebrate more often, execute on an effective plan, and steward our time WAY more strategically. We share our favorite nuggets, how we’d use it in our own lives, and how we’d rate it and recommend it to others. Thanks for listening to this quarter’s book review!  //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 02:00:  What Casey is loving 04:09:  What Kelley is loving 07:42:  The premise of The 12 Week Year 10:54:  You have to measure the execution!  11:50:  Our favorit
04/12/202325 minutes 23 seconds
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091: Small Businesses We're Thankful For

In today’s episode, we’re flipping the script and recommending our favorite small businesses in 15 minutes or so! We’re so grateful for these small businesses that have impacted our lives in sweet ways, and we want to champion them. We’re so grateful for all you do to support our small business as well! We’d love to have you shop with our friends and with us this Black Friday Cyber Monday weekend.    //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 00:37:  What Kelley is loving   02:21:  What Casey is loving  05:59:  Diving into our fav small biz recs  06:10:  Pippi Post - stationery & gifts  06:54:  Persnickety Gifts - curated gifts  07:43:  Anna Clayton Jewelry - everyday jewelry  08:30:  Lake Pajamas - luxury pajamas  10:13:  Red Land Cotton - American made goods  11:30:  Macro F
27/11/202317 minutes 2 seconds
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090: Savor the Season: How to Live Grateful

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the everyday realities of living in a broken world. Our minds can also become conformed to think negatively and reject any thankfulness. Packed with Scripture, we shed light on how we can change the lens we view life with because of Christ and what He did for us. With gratitude, it can change everything. With a couple of practical examples that are science backed, we hope you can begin practicing gratitude in your everyday life, not just during Thanksgiving. Know that we’re so grateful for you!    //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome & happy Thanksgiving!  04:26:  What Casey is loving  08:57:  What Kelley is loving  10:34:  Do you decorate before or after Thanksgiving?  12:23:  What we grieve in this life  16:45:  May we savor today   18:48:  It starts with our mindsets  <p dir
20/11/202332 minutes 6 seconds
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089: The Power of Grieving in Community with Lisa Hartung

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey sit down for coffee with one of our Goal School Premium members, Lisa Hartung, who shared her grief with us in this community last year. After watching her grieve for her mother and putting her grief into action in marathon training and community building, we had to have her share her compelling story with everyone. As a people lover fueled with purpose, she shares her story with such radiance that we hope will encourage and inspire you too. May these words encourage your heart if you’re grieving in this season, and may you know you don’t have to do it alone!   //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:27:  Intro to our guest – Lisa!  02:08:  What Lisa is loving right now  04:17:  What Casey is loving right now  05:01:  What Kelley is loving right now 06:01:  Diving into community & purpose  <p dir=
13/11/202331 minutes 6 seconds
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088: I Have 2 More Months Left This Year, How Do I Get it All Done?

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey talk about what we’re all thinking right about this time of year. If it’s November and we only have 2 months left of this year, what do we do to accomplish our goals or do we just throw in the towel? We’re with you in this, and you’re not alone! We hope this episode helps you go from feeling paralyzed or shell shocked and at a standstill to feeling confident in your decisions to start, stop, or go slower on finishing up your goals for this year. In 3 simple steps, we give you an outline on how to approach whatever remains on your to-do list for the year. All in all, your progress isn’t dependent on the perfect time to do it, but it is dependent on the choice to do it. We’re so glad you’re here, and we hope this episode helps you navigate the last 2 months of 2023!    //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:09:  What Casey is loving  03:19:  What Kelle
06/11/202327 minutes 30 seconds
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087: 5 Treats for More Joyful Living

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey talk about the busyness of fall and all the feelings that can arise in this season. Fall can be one of the busiest seasons each year, and it can also be a season when big feelings resurface. With that in mind, we hope this episode helps you slow down, pay attention to what’s in front of you, and enjoy this season. You'll enjoy this lighthearted episode, full of practical tips and festive recipes. We’re so glad you’re here, and we hope you laugh today! //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:23:  What Casey is loving  03:19:  What Kelley is loving 05:44:  The power of noticing others  06:21:  The fun of fall  06:38:  When your fall is full  07:17:  The importance of pausing  08:47:  A trunk or treat story to make you laugh  11:18:  Give y
30/10/202331 minutes 2 seconds
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086: From Hopeless to Hopeful

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey finish this 2 part episode. After reflecting on the dark side of nostalgia and its consequences for today, Kelley and Casey highlight your best next steps to take the triumphs and failures from the past to be key learnings for your future. Whatever your past has held, it can be used as a tool to get unstuck and live out your best days. With vulnerability and honesty, Kelley and Casey hope this episode blesses you to believe that the best is always yet to come and yet to be. We’re so glad you’re here! //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:14:  What Kelley is loving 03:05:  What Casey is loving 03:49:  Recapping the dark side of nostalgia  05:33:  How to move forward in 3 steps 06:51:  1. You can’t skip reflection 08:18:  2. Seeking the learning from the past <p dir=
23/10/202321 minutes 44 seconds
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085: The Best Is Yet to Come

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey chat about the idea that you will die with a to-do list, and how that can inform the way we prioritize our lives and define what matters. If you are feeling like your to-do list is never ending, or if you struggle with procrastination, we hope this episode will give you a new perspective to re-evaluate your tasks and live intentionally. We are all learning, but what a joy it is to do so together! We’re so glad you’re here!   //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:41:  What Casey is loving 06:01:  What Kelley is loving 07:39:  It’s PowerSheets Season! 08:45:  The joys of autumn 09:41:  The best is yet to come…or is it? 09:45:  The dark side of nostalgia 10:18:  “Capital L” Legacy 10:59:  There’s no one “right” season to cultivate what matters <p d
16/10/202331 minutes 32 seconds
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084: You'll Die With a To-Do List

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey chat about the idea that you will die with a to-do list, and how that can inform the way we prioritize our lives and define what matters. If you are feeling like your to-do list is never ending, or if you struggle with procrastination, we hope this episode will give you a new perspective to re-evaluate your tasks and live intentionally. We are all learning, but what a joy it is to do so together! We’re so glad you’re here!   //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:05:  What Kelley is loving 02:07:  What Casey is loving 03:36:  Wisdom from our grandmothers 07:00:  The weight of an endless to-do list 08:02:  Eat That Frog (Book) 13:45:  You will die with a to-do list 19:50:  How we prioritize in light of long to-do lists (Book: Traction) 20:45:  Tyranny
09/10/202334 minutes 40 seconds
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083: A whole new way of doing life

In today’s episode, Kelley and Casey chat about what led them to find Cultivate What Matters and PowerSheets, and how it has changed their lives for the better. With launch week upon us, listen in to a behind the scenes conversation of the power of living a life on purpose. You are sure to leave this conversation feeling a little more understood and a lot more encouraged to pursue what matters. We hope this conversation helps you see your goals and your own story with fresh eyes. We’re so glad you’re here!   //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:48:  What Casey is loving 03:36:  What Kelley is loving 06:44:  Quarterly Book Reviews 07:40:  A whole new way of doing life 08:26:  Casey’s story 14:44:  Kelley’s story 20:00:  What Kelley is cultivating these days 22:17:  What Casey is cultiv
02/10/202331 minutes 35 seconds
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082: The CLE Series: Work | Learning with Natalie Franke

In today’s episode, Kelley chats with Natalie Franke about all things Work+Learning. Natalie is an author, community builder, neuroscience nerd, and mama bear for small businesses, leading tens of thousands of independent business owners while fostering a spirit of community over competition. Natalie shares encouragement for taking your next step, whatever it may be, to live the life for which you were meant. As you listen in, we hope this conversation helps encourage you as you cultivate your own goals!   //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:10:  Meet Natalie 04:50:  Failure from fear 08:10:  Going scared 11:10:  The war of “should” 17:10:  Tactical takeaways 18:30:  Resources 19:20:  Final thoughts   // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // — Natal
25/09/202320 minutes 28 seconds
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081: The CLE Series | Spiritual + Personal Development with Shelby Turner and Krystal Dickson of The Daily Grace Podcast

In today’s episode, Kelley chats with Shelby Turner and Krystal Dickson, cohosts of The Daily Grace Podcast. Shelby and Krystal share encouragement for growing in your faith, persevering through challenges, and gentle words of wisdom when you feel like you’re just not enough. As you listen in, we hope this conversation helps encourage you as you cultivate your own spiritual and personal development goals!   //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 01:30:  Meet Shelby and Krystal  04:45:  Encouragement for someone struggling to feel success in their faith 05:35:  Redefining success in faith 10:18:  Challenges women face growing their faith 17:04:  Resources 19:30:  Final thoughts   // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // — The Daily Grace Podcast:  <a href= "https://podcast
18/09/202320 minutes 22 seconds
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080: The CLE Series | Health + Wellness with Kristin Schmucker and Erin Moore Coaching

In today’s episode, Kristin chats with Erin Moore of Erin Moore Coaching. Erin’s realistic and customized approach to health and wellness encourages us to start small, start where we are, and pursue progress over perfection when it comes to fitness goals. As you listen in, we hope this conversation helps encourage you as you cultivate your own health and wellness goals!   //Time Stamps// 00:00:  Welcome 02:00:  Meet Erin Moore 07:30:  The origin of Erin Moore Coaching 09:00:  Challenges women face around health and wellness 12:45:  Approaching these challenges 15:00:  Encouragement through health+wellness challenges 16:15:  The benefits of starting small 17:00:  The power of habits 20:00:  Erin’s resources  27:00:  Final thoughts  
11/09/202329 minutes 11 seconds
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079: The CLE Series | Family with Kate Strickler of Naptime Kitchen

In today’s episode, Kelley chats with Kate Strickler of Naptime Kitchen. Kate’s down to Earth approach to family life, motherhood, meal prep, and all-the-things inspires us to give ourselves grace and pursue progress over perfection. As you listen in, we hope this conversation helps encourage you as you cultivate your family goals and define what success means to you!    //Time Stamps// 00:35:  Welcome 01:33:  Back to school for Kate 03:31:  The origin of Naptime Kitchen 09:27:  Success in motherhood 14:04:  What matters to you in motherhood 15:35:  The challenges of motherhood 20:00:  Kate’s resources 21:30:  Final thoughts   // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // — Naptime Kitchen blog:  https://naptimekit
04/09/202322 minutes 12 seconds
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078: The CLE Series | Finances with Alaina Fingal of The Organized Money

In today’s episode, Kelley chats with financial expert Alaina Fingal of The Organized Money. Alaina shares how to overcome unwanted spending habits, what triggers emotional purchases, and gives practical and inspiring advice for those struggling to cultivate financial goals. As you listen in, we hope this conversation helps you give yourself grace as you cultivate your financial goals!    // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // — How to Organize Your Life YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe2CyOeDRh4&list=PLOllMwG3zaAe9Px67u9PRTsUb4OASGFoN — Alaina’s Website: https://www.theorganizedmoney.com/ — The Six Secrets of Money by Alaina Fingal: https://www.etsy.com/listing/634096332/the-six-secrets-of-money       // Connect with Us // — Subscribe to
28/08/202343 minutes 31 seconds
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077: Your Cultivated Summer Series | What We're Learning About Rest (+ summer wrap-up)

It’s our final episode of our summer series! In this series, Emily, Casey, Alli, and Kelley have talked about traveling with kids, health + wellness on the go, setting routines in busy and slow seasons, developing habits when life is busy, and so much more—but today we’re sharing from the heart and answering this question: What have we learned about rest? We’re so glad to have you join us today, friends!   Time Stamps: 00:00 - Welcome 01:00 - What Emily is learning about rest 03:40 - What Alli is learning about rest 06:25 - What Casey is learning about rest 08:10 - The idea of soul rest 09:30 - What Kelley is learning about rest 10:35 - What Emily is looking forward to in the season ahead 12:30 - What Alli is looking forward to in the season ahead 13:35 - What Casey is looking forwa
21/08/202317 minutes 41 seconds
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076: Your Cultivated Summer Series | Helping the Kids We Love to Cultivate What Matters

In today’s episode, Emily is back chatting with Kelley about helping the kids we love to cultivate what matters. If you’ve spent any time with Emily you know this is something she’s super passionate about, and we are so excited to learn from her today. Whether wanting to help your own children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren, neighbor kids, students, or any other little ones in your life, you are sure to learn some great tips to encourage and steward them well. We’re so grateful to walk with you today!   Time Stamps: 00:00 - Welcome 01:45 - What Emily is Loving 05:00 - What Kelley is Loving 06:30 - Why is helping kids cultivate what matters important? 10:18 - How do we start? 13:23 - How do we guide them? 14:11 - What do we want to model? 19:00 - How do we encourage and empower them? <p dir="
14/08/202329 minutes 12 seconds
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075: Your Cultivated Summer Series | Back-To-School Rhythms

In today’s episode, we once again find ourselves on the precipice of another seasonal transition. Fall is just around the corner, friends! We’re diving into tips for transitioning well, so you can set yourself up for success as we embark on back-to-school season. Whether you are preparing for the back-to-school shift or just looking to refresh your rhythms for the fall, we are here to help you prepare well, get organized, and make it fun. We’re so grateful to walk with you today!   Time Stamps: 00:00 - Welcome 00:56 - What Alli’s Loving 01:35 - What Kelley’s Loving 02:45 - Back-to-school transition 08:15 - Seasonal transition 09:30 - Ending summer and starting fall well! 11:15 - Prepare Well 14:30 - Get Organized 18:30 - Make it Fun! 19:36 - Encouragement for the We
07/08/202320 minutes 10 seconds
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074: Your Cultivated Summer Series | How to Harness Summer Energy for Your Goal Progress

Today’s episode you’ll learn 3 tips to harness that delightful summertime energy. During a season that propels us forward, we’re sharing ways to be proactive with our time and intentional about the season ahead. Don’t let summer come and go! You can cultivate what matters right where you are and begin to savor your summer a little bit more. We’re so grateful to walk with you today!   Time Stamps: 00:24 - Welcome 0:53 - What Casey ’s Loving 02:06 - What Kelley’s Loving 04:27 - Summer Energy   07:28 - First things first: a brain dump! 10:41 - Map it Out 12:05 - Put your Plan in Motion  14:26 - Encouragement for the Week   // Resources in this Episode // The Minimal Mom: https://www.youtube.com/@TheMini
31/07/202318 minutes 47 seconds
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073: Your Cultivated Summer Series | Goal-Setting On the Go

Today’s episode dives into goal setting on the go. Many of us have the opportunity to travel or take a vacation in the summer, but what do we do about our goal setting when we’re away? How about our habits? In this conversation you’ll learn some practical tips and a fresh perspective for your time away this summer. We’re so grateful to walk with you today!   Time Stamps: 00:24 - Welcome 01:20 - What Emily’s Loving 02:05 - What Kelley’s Loving 05:04 - Progress doesn’t have to be even across the board 07:00 - Cultivating what matters is bigger than tracking habits 10:15 - Travel is an opportunity for your goals 12:30 - Steps for cultivating intentional trips  35:30 - Encouragement for the Week   // Resources in this Episode // PowerSheets Goal Planner
24/07/202325 minutes 4 seconds
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072: Your Cultivated Summer Series | Longing for a Summer that Looks Different than What’s in Front of You

Today’s episode investigates what to do when you’re longing for a summer that looks different than what’s in front of you. While this reality can be tough, it does give us the opportunity to grow through seasons that don’t look exactly as we hoped! Join us as Casey and Kelley help you lean in and make the most of what lies ahead. We’re so grateful to walk with you today!   Time Stamps: 00:24 - Welcome 01:35 - What Casey’s Loving 02:30 - What Kelley’s Loving 06:00 - When summer looks different than your expectations 12:25 - Personal examples 17:52 - Resiliency  21:30 - Steps for resiliency  35:30 - Encouragement for the Week   // Resources in this Episode // PowerSheets Goal Planner: <a href= "https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/pages/what-are-powershee
17/07/202339 minutes 2 seconds
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071: Your Cultivated Summer Series | How To Celebrate Wins

This week, the team’s all here! All four of your summer series podcast co-hosts are chatting about our wins for the first half of the year, and we’re sharing our not-so-wins. We don’t love the word “fail” around here, so instead, we’re sharing how we’ve “tripped forward”.  In addition to celebrating wins, today you’ll hear about what’s not working in our 2023 goals, and hear how we plan to pivot for the year ahead.   Join Emily, Casey, Alli, and Kelley for a special episode of Your Cultivated Summer, full of inspiration, encouragement, and a little extra joy.   // Resources in this Episode // Mid-Year Refresh Worksheet: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0194/2855/files/PowerSheets_Wildcard-4.75x8-MidYearRefresh.pdf?v=1656081815 PowerSh
10/07/202335 minutes 7 seconds
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070: Your Cultivated Summer Series | How to Have a Mid-Year Refresh for Your Goals

We are officially at the mid-way mark of 2023, and it’s the perfect time for a refresh! Today we reflect on the past 6 months and cast a vision for where we’re going in the next 6 months. Grab your PowerSheets or a blank journal, your favorite pen, maybe a snack and a fun drink, and let’s get started! // Resources in this Episode // Mid-Year Refresh Worksheet: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0194/2855/files/PowerSheets_Wildcard-4.75x8-MidYearRefresh.pdf?v=1656081815 PowerSheets Goal Planner: https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/pages/what-are-powersheets // Connect with Us // — Subscribe to the Cultivate What Matters Podcast: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and click subscribe. On Android, <a href="https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9jdWx0aXZhdGV5b3VybGlmZS5saWJ
03/07/202330 minutes 12 seconds
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060: Little By Little Adds Up

In today’s episode, Kristin and Kelley share stories and encouragement on seeing your little progress add up! By focusing on your small, intentional steps forward, you’re becoming who you want to be. Listen in for tips on how to track small habits more intentionally, create habits that inch you forward, and develop confidence that your small steps are adding up to something that lasts longer than you.   // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // — The Lord’s Prayer by Wesley Hill: The Lord's Prayer https://a.co/d/cg7q9uq — A Girl Called Samson by Amy Harmon https://a.co/d/7X7NOMq — Little By Little Journal: https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/collections/intentional-living/products/little-by-little-journal — PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner: https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/collections/powersheets
24/04/202329 minutes 57 seconds
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059: Legacies Grow From One Small Seed

What does it mean to be legacy-minded? How do we build a life full of things that truly matter? In this episode, Kristin and Kelley share tips and encouragement for living in the here-and-now, while keeping your legacy in mind. Listen in for tips on what to do right now (today!) to live out your big picture goals with confidence and joy! // Time Stamps // 0:56 - Intro 1:14 - Weekly Book Chat 4:05 - Legacy Grows from One Small Seed 27:19 - Question of the Week   // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // — The Long Game by Dorie Clark: https://a.co/d/c5MCGzP — The Intentional Year by Glenn & Holly Packiam: https://a.co/d/0GZ5eC5 — PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner: https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/collections/powersheets <p dir="l
17/04/202326 minutes 32 seconds
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058: Change is Possible

This is the heart behind what we do here—we help you clear out the mental clutter that holds you back and believe change is actually possible! Our beliefs dictate our behaviors, so this mindset shift is an important one. Listen in as Kristin and Kelley talk about why you might not currently believe change is possible and help you grow good thought patterns in order to move forward with confidence in yourself!   // Time Stamps // 0:56 - Intro 1:14 - Weekly Book Chat 4:52 - Change is Possible 12:51 - Mindset Shifts to Believe in Change 27:19 - Question of the Week   // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // — The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave: https://a.co/d/3ufRz62 — A Girl’s Best Friend by Kristin Billerbeck: htt
10/04/202328 minutes 41 seconds
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057: Progress Not Perfection

Feeling stuck? Perfection paralysis might be the culprit! Celebrating progress, not perfection, and believing in the power of little-by-little are hallmarks of Cultivate and the PowerSheets process. In this episode, Kristin and Kelley give you encouragement to take a look at where you let perfection hold you back and some tools to move forward with a progress-not-perfection mindset.   // Time Stamps // 0:56 - Intro 1:14 - Weekly Book Chat 4:52 - Progress Not Perfection 7:48 - How to Be Resilient 17:35 - Tips to Overcome Perfection Paralysis 20:30 - Question of the Week   // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // — Lead Like It Matters by Craig Groeschel: https://a.co/d/9uupGy5 — The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD by Lidia Zylowska: https://a.co/d/3i33WJT — F
03/04/202330 minutes 17 seconds
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056: Naming What Matters Changes Everything

Have you ever felt stuck? Not sure where to go or what to do next? With big dreams but lacking clarity to make them happen? Well, good news! Naming what matters changes everything! It helps you break free from a mindset of “woulds” and “shoulds” and helps you step into a cultivated life—one that is full of meaning, purpose, and freedom. In this week’s episode, Kristin and Kelley talk about the what, why, and how of Naming What Matters, one of our core values, so you can live your most meaningful life.   // Time Stamps // 0:56 - Intro 1:07 - Weekly Book Chat 3:38 - Naming What Matters Changes Everything 6:40 - 5 ways to Name What Matters 12:05 - Go back into your PowerSheets! 18:47 - Question of the Week   // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // — Educated by Tara Westover: https://a.co/d
27/03/202319 minutes 23 seconds
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055: Reflection Reaps Rewards

You may have heard us say: reflection reaps rewards. This is one of our core truths—for good reason!  Reflecting is an important part of the goal setting process because it helps us make good decisions moving forward. In today’s episode, Kristin and Kelley share practical ways to thoughtfully reflect and gain the clarity you need to make progress on the things that matter! // Time Stamps // 0:56 - Intro 1:02 - Kristin’s Current Read 2:06 - Kelley’s Current Read 3:58 - Reflection Reaps Rewards 5:52 - What to Do with a Challenge 9:19 - Go Back to Your Prep Work 14:25 - Make a Mess (on purpose!) 18:59 - Practical Reflection Habits 27: 55 - Question of the Week 28:20 - Connect with Us   // Resources Mentioned // — The Practice of the Presence
20/03/202329 minutes 19 seconds
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054: Cultivate Lasting Change

What do you do when you set out with the best intentions, starting strong on January 1st but then struggle to be consistent early in the year? The answer: cultivate changes that last. Today we’re talking about making lasting changes through rhythms that feel ideal, but are loose enough to keep on your busiest days. Join us today as we discuss cultivating changes that last—and add up to big progress little by little!    // Time Stamps // 0:56 - Intro 1:07 - Weekly Book Chat 5:02 - Cultivating Lasting Change 6:20 - Consistency Over Motivation 6:54 - You Ideal Day 8:08 - How to Set Ideal Rhythms 10:30 - Ground It In Reality 12:10 - Make a Short List 13:27 - Setting Boundaries 15:50 - Theme Your Time Blocks 16:40 - Add in Delight 18:60 - Make
13/03/202321 minutes 38 seconds
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053: Spring Clean Your Goals

With the renewed energy of Spring, we’re Spring Cleaning our goals—clearing out the clutter, simplifying processes, and making space for the things that matter.  If you feel like you haven’t made as much progress as you’d hoped or that your efforts feel fruitless—this episode is for you! Listen as Kristin and Kelley share tips for tidying up your goals and finding clarity on things that matter.    // Time Stamps // 0:56 - Intro 1:23 - Weekly Book Chat 3:13 - Spring Cleaning Our Goals 13:49 - Practical Tips to Spring Clean A Goal 14:14 - Step 1: Decide What is Working 14:49 - Step 2: Store What You’re Unsure About 15:33 - Step 3: Toss What’s Broken, Damaged, or Not Yours 21:07 - Question of the Week   // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // <p dir="lt
06/03/202322 minutes 17 seconds
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052: Uncover What Fires You Up

Have you ever felt like your heart’s desires were on the back burner? Like you weren’t living out your unique passions? And like you have nothing left to give those around you? In this episode, we’re discussing how to uncover what fires you up—and live it out. These tips will take you beyond self-care and help you cultivate what matters most!   // Time Stamps // 0:56 - Intro 1:16 - Kristin’s Current Read 2:26 - Kelley’s Current Read 3:07 - Uncovering What Fires You Up 3:46 - What’s Holding You Back 8:40 - How to Name What Matters 11:35 - Practical Ways to Uncover What Fires You Up 22:39 - Connect with Us   // Resources Mentioned // — Personal Prayer: https://a.co/d/8fr4CIg — American Royals by Katharin
27/02/202323 minutes 45 seconds
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051: Embrace Little by Little Progress

Are you tired of feeling paralyzed by your goals? Are you ready to truly embrace little-by-little progress in your everyday life? This episode is for you! Listen in as Kristin and Kelley teach about The Five Minute Rule—a life changing mindset shift to help you make progress every day, little by little.   Time Stamps 0:56 Intro 1:38 - Weekly Book Chat 7:20 - Embrace Little By Little Progress 8:56 - The 5 Minute Rule 27: 52 - Connect with us!   Resources Mentioned in this Episode  — Intentional Action Card Decks: https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/collections/intentional-living   Connect with Us — Subscribe to the Cultivate What Matters Podcast: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and click subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and choose your pod
20/02/202329 minutes 45 seconds
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050: 10 Books To Help You Cultivate What Matters

Books help us cultivate what matters because they reveal what matters to us. Tune in and hear Kristin and Kelley talk about their top 5 favorite books to help you cultivate meaningful relationships, careers, and more! (No need to grab a pen—all books mentioned are linked below!) // Resources Mentioned in this Episode // Kristin’s Favorite Books: What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith:  https://www.amazon.com/What-Got-Here-Wont-There/dp/1846681375/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= The Ideal Team Player: H
14/02/202339 minutes 6 seconds
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049: The Life-Changing Power of Gratitude

Have you ever felt like it was difficult to express gratitude? Or wondered how a gratitude practice could change your life? This episode is for you! Kristin and Kelley share personal stories of life-changing gratitude and give you a practical way to express gratefulness when it feels difficult to see and name the good in your life!    // Time Stamps // 1:34 - Intro 1:39 - Encouragement for hard times 7:48 - The psychology of stress and gratitude 17:20 - How to practice gratitude every day 20:46 - The power of the Mental Subtraction Method 24:00 - Gratitude as an antidote to stress 32
06/02/202334 minutes 12 seconds
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048: Healthy Boundaries vs. Quiet Quitting

Quiet Quitting is a term that’s taking the workforce by storm. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by your job, burned out with your career, or simply needing some practical tips for setting healthy boundaries, communicate well with others, and schedule your life in a way that feels right to you, so you can give your career your all and live with joy!    Time Stamps: 01:24 - Welcome from Kristin and Kelley 02:45 - What is “Quiet Quitting”? 07:50 - Surviving unhealthy work culture 08:30 - What do do if you’re in a toxic work environment <span style="font-weig
30/01/202342 minutes 3 seconds
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047: How to Set Career Goals: Work-Related Goals, Entrepreneurship, and More!

Have career or business goals (or simply need a little extra help creating habits that stick)? This episode is for you! Kristin and Kelley talk about business and career goals, share encouraging stories of entrepreneurship, and give you very practical tips for making your habits stick (so you can keep your commitments to yourself and make it happen!). Books Mentioned: The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith Built to Last by Jim
23/01/202340 minutes 34 seconds
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046: Why We're Hooked on 90-Day Windows When it Comes to Goals

We’re two weeks into the New Year, friend! Have you noticed the gym traffic dying down and the fresh produce aisle being slightly less crowded? If so, you might already know why we love goal setting in 90-day windows! It can be daunting to remain committed to your goals after your New Year’s Day energy wears off, and you still have a lot to accomplish! Setting short-term goals as you break down your yearly goals can help you make big progress! At Cultivate, we’re hooked on 90-day windows for goal setting—and in this episode, we’re explaining why you will love it, too!
16/01/202332 minutes 9 seconds
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045: Is Anxiety Hindering Your Goal Setting?

In this episode, we’re talking about the dreaded anxiety! Yikes! Maybe you have it or have experienced it or maybe you know someone who suffers with anxiety—if anxiety or worries or even overanalyzing has ever stopped you from achieving what you want out of life, you’re going to love today’s episode!
09/01/202320 minutes 30 seconds
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044: Kristin and Kelley Share Personal Goals

Ever heard us say “We’re with you every step of the way!”?  Well, we mean it! In this week’s episode, Kristin and Kelley share their top 3 personal goals for 2023 and discuss the practical ways they’re breaking them down. If you like helpful tips for reaching your goals little by little (plus a surprise community reading challenge!), this one's for you. Come join us!
02/01/202332 minutes 49 seconds
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043: Trash Your Resolutions: How To Make Changes that Last

We’re just going to say it: trash your resolutions this year! In this week’s episode, we’re talking about the harsh reality of New Year’s Resolutions (most of them are never completed!) and giving you tips to stick with your goals once and for all. You’ll learn how to think through the underlying issues that stop you from reaching your goals and hear real (and honest!) examples from Kristin and Kelley’s personal goal-setting journeys. Come join us!
26/12/202222 minutes 7 seconds
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042: What To Do When Holidays Feel Hard

Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for some, the holiday season can feel distressing. In this week’s episode, we’re tackling the big question: what’s the best thing to do when the holidays feel hard? You’ll learn how to treasure small moments, facilitate joy around you, participate in small acts of kindness—and, yes, even grieve well if you need to!  Come join us!   Free Holiday Wildcard Download: https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/blogs/cwm/your-guide-to-a-cultivated-and-joyful-holiday
19/12/202224 minutes 6 seconds
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041: How To Cultivate Your Most Intentional Holiday Season

We only have so many hours in a day, only so many Christmases in our lives—truly our days and our hours are numbered—so let’s spend more of our days and hours doing things that will last, and less time just spinning our wheels, especially around the holidays! Today we’re sharing how to be a facilitator of joy in your family, friend groups, and your communities. Cultivating joy blesses us and others!   Products Mentioned: — Holiday Wildcard Download — 2023 One-Year PowerSheets Goal Planner 2023 90-Day PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner    Connect with Us: — Subscribe to the Cultivate What Matters Podcast: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and click subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and choose
12/12/202218 minutes 55 seconds
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040: Prep Week: How to set Life-Changing Goals

In honor of PowerSheets Prep Week, a time we set aside every December to prepare for the upcoming year, we’re talking about how to set life-changing goals today. What does life-changing even mean? Who needs to change their life? Why does it matter? How do we do it? If you're hoping to make real, lasting changes in your life, this episode is for you!
05/12/202227 minutes 18 seconds
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039: What the Heck are PowerSheets?

“What the heck are PowerSheets?!” is the number one question newcomers ask—and we’re excited to answer! Today we’re sharing why living intentionally is so important, how PowerSheets are different from every other goal planner, and why cultivating a legacy mindset will change your life.  Listen in for a practical explanation of how to use PowerSheets—and some heartfelt encouragement that will inspire you to start cultivating what matters today. Time Stamps: 01:18 - Welcome from Team Cultivate01:30 - What to do if Goal Setting Feels Overwhelming 02:15 - An Overview of PowerSheets05:11 - Where PowerSheets Began<span style= "fon
12/10/202226 minutes 9 seconds
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038: I Got You A Trophy

Thank you. In a challenging and unexpected year, you kept this small business alive. We took that gift and ran with it—for you, every woman in this community, and beyond. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You've helped women find hope in a year when they really needed it, just by continuing to dream. (Oh, the stories you've sent us of new paths, generosity multiplied, and lives changed!) THANK YOU for cultivating what matters right where you are. In a hard year, you’ve made it through so much and you’ve been a part of something good. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And so, we got you a trophy. (We're keeping it safe in our office for you!)  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you for supporting our small business. Thank you for being a part of this work alongside us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, against all odds, thank you for choosing hope—because every time you take a step forward on a goal that matters to you, it starts a ripple effect. It helps other women choose hope, too.
14/10/20204 minutes 52 seconds
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037: The Mid-Year Refresh

Friend, you've been through a crazy year so far. Hard things keep happening, and it feels like your supply of hope is running low. There's so much on your mind, so many new circumstances and new ways of understanding the world that you're trying to fit together into a complete picture. You're ready for a refresh—a breath of fresh air, some new hope, and a chance to look back and look forward—and to put the new perspective you've gained from this year to good use. Today I'm going to lead you through three simple step to refresh your life right now, right where you are. Let's talk! Get the show notes and the <a href= "https://laracasey.com/transcription-of-cultivate-your-life-podcast-episode-037-the-mid-
24/06/202025 minutes 41 seconds
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036: How To Cultivate What Matters With Kids This Summer

Summer this year is going to look a little different than it usually does. Camp may be canceled, vacations postponed... but you still want to make it a season to remember! Does that mean more plans, more activities, more circus-directing from you, the mom? No, my friend, it does not. Today's episode is all about what it looks like to cultivate what matters with your kids this summer—let's talk! Get the show notes and the full transcription at CultivateYourLife.com and find more tips and encouragement from Lara at LaraCasey.com.
20/05/202024 minutes 48 seconds
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035: Planting Legacy

This is a strange season we're in, friends. Time seems elastic—even our hours seem to stretch and shrink as we problem solve, seek out peace, and tend to the people around us—but through it all, there's a question that keeps coming back to my thoughts (maybe you've been asking yourself this, too): what is my life for? What will my life illuminate for others long after I'm gone? This idea of legacy has rooted itself in my heart, and today, we're going to discuss building one—right where you are. Let's talk! Get the show notes and the <a href= "https://laracasey.com/transcription-of
06/05/202021 minutes 15 seconds
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034: How To Get Unstuck in a Pandemic

This year—2020—was going to be your best year yet. Then... COVID-19 changed all our plans. You don't have the same routines or circumstances, but at least one change is welcome: the gift of new perspective. You know now more than ever what matters and what doesn't, and the question is, what are you going to do with it? Let's talk!  Get the show notes and the full transcription at CultivateYourLife.com and find more tips and encouragement from Lara at LaraCasey.com.
30/04/202014 minutes 51 seconds
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033: How To Plant A Victory Garden

You’re restless, I’m restless, you’re home, I’m home! Plus, no one wants to go to a grocery store right now. Add that all up, and what do you get? The second best time to start a garden! (The best time was five years ago – ha!) If you’re ready to get your hands dirty and grow something good, let’s talk! Get the show notes and the full transcription at CultivateYourLife.com and find more tips and encouragement from Lara at LaraCasey.com.
22/04/202018 minutes 39 seconds
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032: How to Thrive in the Midst of Uncertainty

You're not sure what to focus on right now with all that's going on—you feel stuck, unsure of your next move. Life as you knew it has suddenly changed, and your goals need some major changing, too. You're worried about the future—and in some ways about how you will survive this. Long-term planning feels impossible right now, so how do you move forward? How do you thrive in the midst of all of this uncertainty? If you feel this way, too, today's episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast if for you. Let's talk!  Get the show notes and the <a href= "https://laracasey.com/transcripti
01/04/202041 minutes 26 seconds
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031: 2020 Pep Talk

Just the pep talk you need to start the new year! In this special (and short!) episode of the Cultivate Your Life Podcast, I'll remind you that there's nothing magical about January 1. We'll talk about what is magical—cultivating what matters in 2020.   Visit CultivateYourLife.com and find more tips and encouragement from Lara at LaraCasey.com.
31/12/20192 minutes 53 seconds
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030: How to Set Goals for 2020, Part 4

Hi, friend! I’m so glad you’ve landed here at the 9th annual Goal Setting Series! Welcome to the final episode in the ninth-annual Intentional Goal Setting Series! Each year, I am left in awe of the leaps of faith you take as we go through this goal-uncovering process together, and this year tops them all. In today's episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast we'll dive into Part 4 of this 4-part series where you'll learn ho
27/12/201941 minutes 23 seconds
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029: How to Set Goals for 2020, Part 3

Remember how you felt when you started this series? Many of you expressed feeling equal parts nervous and excited! But, you felt the fear and dove in anyway. You stepped outside of your comfort zone and that says a lot about you! Look where you are NOW. You are doing goal setting differently than you’ve done it before. You are NOT choosing goals out of thin air or because of comparison or fear or trying to keep up. You, my friend, are uncovering what matters. That changes everything! In today's <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cultivate-your-life-with-lara-casey/id1446902533?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D2" target="_blank" rel="noopen
18/12/201929 minutes 58 seconds
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028: How to Set Goals for 2020, Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of the 2020 Goal Setting Series! If you’re new, I’m especially glad you’re here. Hop over to listen to Part 1 before digging into this episode! As we talked about in Part 1, we’re doing this goal-setting thing differently. You’re not choosing goals out of thin air, or because of comparison. You’re not doing fleeting resolutions or quick fixes that don’t fix anything at all. You are uncovering what matters—and I am so excited for you today! In today's <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cultivate-your-life-wit
11/12/201935 minutes 35 seconds
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027: How To Set Goals For 2020, Part 1

The 2020 Goal Setting Series is HERE! Join goal setting coach, Lara Casey, for the ninth-annual Goal Setting Series to learn how to uncover goals that matter, make an action plan, and live it out—no perfection required! This is goal setting for people who hate goal setting! In today's episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast we'll dive into Part 1 of this 4-part series where you'll learn how to do goals differently than the rest of the world
03/12/201948 minutes 53 seconds
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026: Dear January Selves

You're feeling it. The end of the year, with all of its bells and whistles, is coming at you like a freight train. Christmas music has been playing for months, and if you haven't already purchased ALL of your gifts, you feel behind. Do you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle? And refocus on what really matters? Me, too -- and today's episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast has some really good news for you!  Get the show notes and the <a href= "https://laracasey.com/transcription-of-cultivate-your-life-podcast-episode-026-dear-january-selves/" target="_blank" rel="noope
13/11/201931 minutes 19 seconds
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025: The History of PowerSheets

Have you ever gone through the motions in life? Feeling frustrated, like you want to do things differently, you want your life to change, and yet you keep doing the same things over and over again? I've been there. In this episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast, we’re going behind the scenes of the creation of the PowerSheets® goal planner, and we’re going to get you unstuck along the way. Get the show notes and the ful
16/10/201956 minutes 1 second
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024: You Know All Those Things?

Ever get the feeling life is passing you by? You think, Where has the time gone? And the next thought that comes to your mind: Am I using this gift of a life well? I’ve had that thought, too. And then one night, I wrote down a little promise to myself—a promise that’s since been shared millions of time on the internet. Maybe you’ve seen it: it’s a quote that says, “You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them.” In this episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast, we’re going to chat about the real story behind those words—and why they resonate so strongly with people, eight years later. Get the <a href= "https://laracasey.com/2019/10/02/cultivate-your-life-podcast-epi
02/10/201917 minutes 15 seconds
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023: When Your Plans Don't Go as Planned

Have you ever made good plans—and your plans didn't go as planned?   I know how you feel. It's so frustrating! In this episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast, I'm letting you in on something that hasn't gone the way I thought it would this year (something that will surprise you!). Get my 3 simple steps to move past disappointment and hear the whole story about why this is my last podcast episode for a few weeks.   Ready to move past the frustration—with a few laughs along the way? This episode is for you! Get the show notes
31/07/201955 minutes 58 seconds
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022: 1 Simple Way To Grow Your Faith

You're more than halfway through 2019! Have you set any goals you're feeling "blah" about right now? Perhaps you're wishing you'd been more consistent in your faith—maybe in Bible reading, prayer, or perhaps, like me, in trusting God over your worries. Ready for a fresh start with your faith?  In this episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast, you'll learn 1 simple way to grow your faith. (There are also some surprises for many of you in this special episode!) Get the show notes and the full transcription at <a href= "http://cultivateyourlife.com" target="_bla
17/07/201939 minutes 28 seconds
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021: Why We're Dancing In The Garden

Need some fresh air? Let's go into the garden together! In this MUST-LISTEN mini episode, you'll step out into my garden here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and find out why we're dancing in the garden! Feeling like your faith is growing slowly—or not at all? I'll share with you the one thing I did to grow my faith—no perfection required! We have a lot of fun in this episode together! Get ready for a delightful journey into the garden every other week—no green thumb required! Get more episodes, show notes, and the <a href= "https://laracasey.com/transcription-of-cultiv
26/06/201915 minutes 13 seconds
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020: How To Say No

Have you had a difficult time saying no lately? Saying no is hard, so you always say yes.   Yes, I'd love to do that for you. Yes, I'll be there. Yes, I'll get it done. Yes, yes, and one more yes.   And now you're feeling stretched thin—like you have no control over that three-letter word that keeps slipping out of your mouth!   I have been there a billion times over! Until I started asking myself 3 simple questions that helped me stop the YES train.   In this episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast, my friend Emily P. Freeman joins me to chat all the things decision
19/06/201959 minutes 21 seconds
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019: 10 Things We've Made Happen (And Some We Didn't)

Have you ever wondered what makes a really great business tick? Ever wanted to pull back the curtain and see what it's really like to cultivate what matters in work?   I'm taking you behind-the-scenes of the ten years of Cultivate What Matters. Alongside my long-time coworker, Emily Thomas, we'll walk you through 10 things we've made happen (and a few we didn't!) in the last decade of business. In this episode, you'll learn how your small, intentional decisions, all tied to a purposeful WHY, can add up to a meaningful legacy. Let's talk!   Get the <a href= "https://laracas
12/06/20191 hour 23 minutes 29 seconds
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018: 3 Steps To Make The Rest Of 2019 Count – No Matter How It Started

Well—2019 is almost halfway over. This year has not gone like you thought it would.  Time feels like it’s flying.  You feel like it’s too late to make progress on anything this year.  You started all wrong, you’ve gone from feeling behind to feeling like the year is over.  You feel like you’ve failed.  But, this year isn’t over—not even close! In this episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast,  I’ll walk you through three steps to make the rest of 2019 count, no matter how it started. You’re going to hear from women just like you who are struggling with their goals, and you’ll learn how to break free. We’re going to finish this year strong together—with joy! <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/po
06/06/20191 hour 17 minutes 6 seconds
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017: Take Back Your Summer

Need some fresh air? Let's go into the garden together! In this special mini episode, you'll step out into my garden here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and learn that it's not too late to grow good things in your garden—or in your life! Take back your summer today. Get ready for a delightful journey into the garden every other week—no green thumb required!  Get the show notes and the full transcription at CultivateYourLife.com and find more tips and encouragement from Lara at LaraCasey.com.
29/05/201920 minutes 35 seconds
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016: How To Let Go Of A Dream

There's something in your life you're considering let go of. But something is holding you back from making a decision. You want the perfect plan, outcome, or path before taking that leap. You want assurance that you're making the right decision—and that everything will work out well when you do. In this special episode of the Cultivate Your Life podcast, I pull back the curtain on the story of letting go of Southern Weddings magazine. I'll guide you through 6 steps to let go of a dream to make room for a new one!   Get the <a href= "http://laracasey.com/2019/05/08/cultivate-your-life-podcast-episode-016-how-to-let-go-of-a-dream/
08/05/20191 hour 18 minutes 47 seconds
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015: You've Planted Seeds But Haven't Seen Anything Above Ground

Need some fresh air? Let's go into the garden together! In this special mini episode, you'll step out into my garden here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with Gracie! You'll learn a big lesson from the garden: how even when you can't see anything happening above the surface, your seeds ARE growing! Get ready for a delightful journey into the garden every other week—no green thumb required! Get more episodes, show notes, and the full transcription at CultivateYourLife.com.
24/04/201912 minutes
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014: How to Start a Garden

So, you want to start a garden—but you're overwhelmed. There's so much information out there and so many resources. You just want to be told how to get started, in plain language. You want to know: 1) What to plant. 2) When to plant it. 3) How not to kill it.   Well, my friend, let's talk. Because no matter how far from green your thumb is, YOU can become a gardener, too.   Get the show notes and <a title= "Cultivate Your Life with Lara Casey" href= "http://laracasey.com/transcription-of-cultivate-your-life-podcast-episode-014-how-to-s
10/04/201927 minutes 24 seconds
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013: You have to Pull Out Old Plants From Last Year Before You Can Plant New Ones

Need some fresh air? Let's go into the garden together! In this special mini episode, you'll step out into my garden here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina! You'll learn a big lesson from the garden: before you plant new things, make room. Get ready for a delightful journey into the garden every other week—no green thumb required! Get more episodes, show notes, and the full transcription at CultivateYourLife.com.
03/04/201910 minutes 11 seconds
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012: Why I Stopped Straightening My Hair

Feeling stuck? Somewhere along the line, someone told you something about who you are or who you're NOT and you believed that someone. What is it for you? "I'm not not perfect so why try. I'll always be stuck. I can't do it because I'm not an expert. I'm too flawed to do anything good. My gifts don't matter. I'm too much. Someone said I'm ___ so that must be true." I was right there with you, believing I was flawed and I had to fix myself. In this NEW episode of the podcast (with special guests Maghon Taylor and Ashlea Adams), you'll learn why I stopped straightening my hair and I'll guide you through <a href= "http://laracasey.com/2019/03/
27/03/20191 hour 20 minutes 17 seconds
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011: Moving From Planning to Planting

Need some fresh air? Let's go into the garden together! In this special mini episode, you'll step out into my garden here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and find out what seeds we're planting this year! You'll learn a big lesson from the garden: how to go from planning to planting in your life. Get ready for a delightful journey into the garden every other week—no green thumb required! More episodes and show notes at CultivateYourLife.com
20/03/201915 minutes 45 seconds
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010: How to Plan Your Year

Ever feel unprepared for life? Do you feel like all of your days are the same—an endless slog of to dos? You want a life of meaning and purpose. You want to BREAK FREE of the sameness--but is this even possible? How?? Get all the answers in today's episode, where I'll guide you through 3 steps that will help you use your days intentionally. And wait till you hear Sally Clarkson's advice--it’s so good! LISTEN NOW and get the show notes on www.CultivateYourLife.com.
13/03/20191 hour 21 minutes 22 seconds
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009: Garden Planning and Dreaming

Need some fresh air? Let's go into the garden together! In this special mini episode, you'll step out into my garden here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and learn why the garden needs to rest. A very special guest—my mom—joins us, too! Get ready for a delightful journey into the garden every other week—no green thumb required! More episodes and show notes at CultivateYourLife.com
06/03/201914 minutes 57 seconds
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008: How to Number Your Days

SPECIAL EPISODE! Feel like life is passing you by? You blink and another year, day, hour has passed—where is the time going!? Two little words keep slipping out of your mouth: time flies! In this SPECIAL EPISODE of the Cultivate Your Life Podcast with Lara Casey, you'll learn the 6 secrets of slowing down time and spending it like this is the only life you've got. Get ready for a conversation that will change your life! LISTEN NOW and get the show notes on www.CultivateYourLife.com.
20/02/20191 hour 30 minutes 18 seconds
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007: Why the Garden Needs to Rest

Need some fresh air? Let's go into the garden together! In this special mini episode, you'll step out into my garden here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and learn why the garden needs to rest. A very special guest might convince you to rest, too! Get ready for a delightful journey into the garden every other week—no green thumb required! 
15/02/201910 minutes 10 seconds
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006: Is It Okay To Set Goals as a Christian?

Is it okay to set goals as a Christian? What does the Bible say about goals? How do you know if a goal is from God or from yourself?   Whew! How's a girl supposed to figure these things out? We've got you! I sat down with my friends Jess Connolly and Chrystal Evans Hurst—and an open Bible—to get answers for you. (And they might surprise you!). Ready to hear some truth? LISTEN NOW. 
06/02/201936 minutes 48 seconds
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005: Let's Go Into the Garden

Need some fresh air? Let's go into the garden together! In this special mini episode, you'll step out into my garden here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and see what's growing. Get ready for a delightful journey into the garden every other week—no green thumb required!
30/01/20197 minutes 51 seconds
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004: There's Nothing Magical About January 1

Did you wake up on January 1 this year and think one of the following? I'm behind! I don’t know what my goals are yet—I feel like it’s too late. I haven’t followed through before, so why try?! I already messed up and I feel like a failure. I have to make perfect progress or I won't accomplish my goals (spoiler alert: not true!). Maybe you're feeling these things right this minute. This episode of the Cultivate Your Life Podcast will be the biggest dose of relief because I have a lot of practical advice for you! Let's talk — LISTEN NOW!
23/01/20191 hour 6 minutes 31 seconds
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002: 6 Ways To Not Waste Your Life

Feeling like your to-do list is running you into the ground? Never feel like you have time for the good stuff of life? Listen in as I tell you about the time I almost ran into a wall. Everything on my to-do list felt urgent and the only thing that felt done was me. Can you relate? This episode will give you peace and a new way to do your life!
27/12/201856 minutes 1 second
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001: She Believed She Couldn’t

In this special first episode, get ready for an adventure! You’ll leave believing that transformation in your life is possible. I share my story—all the hard parts that led to the good parts—and I have a few surprise guests!   Connect with Lara at cultivateyourlife.com
27/12/20181 hour 20 minutes 17 seconds
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003: How To Follow Through On Your Goals

Pressure-filled goal setting? Adding more to my already-full plate? No, thank you! This is goal setting for people who hate goal setting. Step by step, you’ll uncover goals that last—goals you want to follow through on. No perfection required!   Connect with Lara at cultivateyourlife.com
27/12/201852 minutes 2 seconds
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000: Cultivate Your Life with Lara Casey - Podcast Trailer

26/12/20182 minutes 30 seconds