The Live By Design Podcast | Intentional Living through Joy, Gratitude, & Personal Growth

The Live By Design Podcast | Intentional Living through Joy, Gratitude, & Personal Growth

Welcome to the Live By Design Podcast! I'm your host, Kate House. Join me each week for conversations about intentional living - with a special focus on cultivating joy, practicing gratitude, and prioritizing your own health and wellness through purposeful habit creation and personal growth. We'll chat about everything from intentional goal setting, the power of vision boards, why habit stacking works, how to create your ideal morning routine, we’ll practice mindful breathing / meditation, and everything else in-between! If you're looking for someone to be an uplifting voice of a friend in your ear week after week, then you've come to the right place. As a health coach, yoga instructor, meditation enthusiast, slow-but-steady runner (13 half marathons and counting!), #boymama x2, and wife to my college sweetheart, it brings me no greater pleasure than to speak kindness, love, and encouragement into your earbuds and to instill in you the courage to take one step, each and every day, in the direction of your dreams. Together, let's live by design not default.

Episodes

August 14, 2022 14 min

If you have been listening to The Live By Design Podcast for any time you know that I LOVE to read, I actually did an entire episode about the value of reading with my 91 year old grandma. I love reading because it provides the opportunity for learning and growth, all from the comfort of your couch!

And not too long ago I re-read the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. And gosh, I just love this book. The whole thing is underlined ...

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“Your mindset is a set of beliefs that shape how you make sense of the world and yourself. It influences how you think, feel, and behave in any given situation.” verywellmind.com

If you have spent any amount of time online then you have probably heard about mindset. Sometimes mindset can feel a little intangible which is why I took a deep dive this month in the LBD Collective into learning what exactly mindset means and why it does ...

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“Who doesn’t love spreading a little bit of joy and gratitude? And who doesn’t love to be on the receiving end of that too?”

You may remember Garciela Moore who was on the podcast earlier this week talking about hope, joy, and gratitude. Well, after our conversation I received the sweetest, kindest thank you note in the mail from her! She included a few little gifts tucked into the envelope and it was such a sweet, unexpected surpri...

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The first Monday of each month The Live By Design Collective meets for Growth Night, and it’s one of my favorite nights! In May we took a deep dive into happiness, and not toxic positivity but real, true happiness - and our conversation was so valuable that I wanted to share some of the insights we covered with you too! 

So join me today as we chat about:

  • The three categories of happiness: pleasure, meaning, engagement
  • The six ways we...
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    Have you thought of starting a morning routine? In today’s episode I’m diving into how a morning routine can set the tone for your entire day. I’ll teach you how to discover what your ideal morning routine would include as well as tips and tricks to actually make it happen! 

    When you are thinking of what you want your morning routine to look like, the most important question to ask yourself is how do you want to feel when you are do...

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    Keystone habits have ripple effects that can change your life. 

    Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, shares that as keystone habits are happening they are automatically leading to multiple positive behaviors and beneficial effects in your life. So these behaviors, “spark chain reactions that help other good habits take hold.”

    Join me on the pod as I talk about what a keystone habit is, why you need to identify yours, and how...

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    I'm coming at you today with a special announcement for the Live By Design Podcast!

    I'll be taking a brief summer sabbatical to focus on my healing journey after my brother's passing, to dive into some exciting projects I've been wanting to work on to expand the offerings of the LBD Company, and to rest and recharge so I'm ready to hit the ground running for season 4 of the podcast launching later this year ...

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    Have you ever found yourself wondering about the big things in life? Like, “what is my life’s purpose?” And then you immediately dismiss the thought because it feels too heavy, overwhelming, or maybe you feel like you’ve already fallen behind and it’s too late to start thinking about it, so why bother starting now?


    Today, we are talking about purpose - but in a way that feels approachable and doable. I’m going to share three specifi...

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    I’ve been a huge fan of meditating, slowing down, and connecting with our breath for a long time. Here on The Live By Design Podcast I’ve been doing these meditations and mindful breathing techniques for 2 years now, which is why I thought it was important to share with you why the practice of mindful breathing is so important.

    Mindful breathing has a host of benefits which include 

  •  Pain Relief
  •  Anxiety Reduction
  •  Stress Reduction
  • Impr...
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    Have you ever wondered how to bring the biggest, most exciting vision you have for your life into reality? If so, then today’s episode was recorded just for you, because we’re about to add another tool to your intentional living toolbelt!

    Today, I am welcoming Cassandra Bodzak onto the podcast. Cassandra’s a thought-leader, best-selling author, and speaker in the mindfulness and personal development world who helps women get out of ...

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    Have you ever wondered what’s so alluring about a journaling practice? I once read that, “Journaling is mindfulness in motion,“ and I couldn’t agree more! 

    As someone who’s kept a journal, to some extent, for the majority of my life, I’m here to share that journaling holds incredible power. It can be a gateway to self-discovery and so 👏 much 👏 more. Plus, it’s a totally free practice (because I’m betting you have pap...

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    Today I’m diving into one of my favorite books, Atomic Habits by James Clear! I have a ridiculous amount of takeaways from this book - the whole thing is underlined, dog-eared, and annotated…my grandma (who reveres books!) would be a little aghast at how marked up this book is, but I think it’s just a testament to how much I’ve learned! 😉

    One of my favorite takeaways from Atomic Habits is the Goldilocks Rule, which tells us ...

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    June 17, 2022 16 min

    This is the hardest episode I've ever recorded, but it's deeply important to me to show up for you authentically. Usually, that's as the "happiness and joy" podcaster, but I now also need to honor when I'm in a season that's heavy and grief-filled.

    Because I'm learning that joy and grief are two sides of the same coin, and they're both part of our human experience. So I'm going to hold space ...

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    Earlier this week we connected with Talia Joy of the Awakening Her Podcast, and we shared a conversation all about manifestation, the law of attraction, and what it’s like to experience this world as an empath or as a highly sensitive person.

    One of my takeaways from our conversations was feeling empowered. Empowered to fully step into myself, and what I might have once seen as a quirk before, I now know is part of me being, and I’m...

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    Today, I am welcoming Talia Joy of The Awakening Her Podcast onto the show. Talia is a manifestation mentor who is obsessed with helping lightworkers, seekers, and empaths to create a “pinch-me” life filled with purpose, abundance, and joy. Now that’s something I can get behind!

    Today we share a conversation all about:

    ✨ Manifestation

    ✨ The Law of Attraction

    ✨ What it’s like to experience the world as an empath or highly sensitive pers...

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    The first Monday of each month The Live By Design Collective meets for Growth Night, and it’s one of my favorite nights! In May we took a deep dive into happiness, and not toxic positivity but real, true happiness - and our conversation was so valuable that I wanted to share some of the insights we covered with you too! 

    So join me today as we chat about:

  • The three categories of happiness: pleasure, meaning, engagement
  • The six ways we...
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    Take Your Goals From “Wish to Done” with Polly Payne of the Dream Planning Podcast

    Have you ever experienced a moment where you realized that something in your life had to change?

    Today’s guest, Polly Payne, had what she calls her “yes moment” when she committed to living intentionally and into the calling that was put on her heart. She decided from then on to create a life she wanted to live and to be intentional with how she spent ...

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    Welcome to June! This month we are focusing on pursuing our purpose while loving the journey we’re on, and in that spirit we open this month with a mini meditation inspired by @jamievaron.

    Jamie’s all about sustainable self-growth and feeling your feelings. And what I appreciate so deeply about Jamie is that her work leaves me feeling uplifted, encouraged, and inspired. It’s my hope that in using her words as inspiration for tod...

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    As we round out May and Mental Health Awareness Month, I am so excited to share with you a conversation with Melissa Doman where we discuss how to identify your mental wellbeing non-negotiables, the role personal accountability plays in mental health, and if you need it - a kind kick in the ass from Mel to empower you to care for yourself and your wellbeing on a daily basis.

    Mel is an organizational psychologist and the author of th...

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    I’m thrilled this week to sit down with Rachael Lund, Certified Spiritual Director with a Masters Degree in Soul Care, for a conversation about inner child work. Rachael is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the Instagram sensation @happywholeway, and it’s her mission to help women find a safe and loving home within themselves.

    Today Rachael shares with us how she’s personally used inner child work to heal childhood wound...

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