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The Unhurried Life

The Unhurried Life

By Jen Brazeal
Welcome to The Unhurried Life where we dive into a new standard of living so you can feel restful, restored, and renewed even in today's rush-rush society. Every week, host Jen Brazeal discusses her own take on what it means to live unhurried and provide actionable steps you can take to bring you to a place of contentment and intentional purpose. Along with sharing her own tips, Jen chats with women from all over to discuss topics such as fitness, mental health, business and entrepreneurship, marriage, relationships and much, much more.
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71 - How to Overcome Fear with Ericka James

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76 - My Daily Routine: Take a Peak
I'm so excited to be back to the podcast after 3 long months. I’ve missed you but at the same time I feel so refreshed. I left off talking about burnout and how my 3 month break was to practice what I preach when living unhurried….. Now, that TUL is back it’s going to look a smidge different. In light of my decision to take some time off it gave me freedom to assess where I want to go in the future.  For the next 12 months I’ll be doing a single episode monthly instead of weekly. I’d like to invite you over to my website jbrazeal.com so we can stay in touch. Take a look around and find anything that strikes your fancy. Photo org, routines, TULSK, free LR preset and so much more. All these things are free and as soon as you put your email in it will wiz through digital space and land inside my email sender. Meaning, every week as I write personal emails on photo Org, podcasts, simplification and other big life changing topics we’ll be able to continue chatting weekly! Since we’re back and I’m here now chatting, I wanted to talk about routines, since mine has recently changed and I have more change coming at the end of this episode so don’t skip out! I once read that routines are supposed to be more of a bridge than a regiment. Taking you from one thing to the next more easily. My daily routine has adapted this mindset for sure. As a work-from-home mama of 3 (still little ones) this frame of mind has helped make our days go so much smoother. You have lot’s that needs to get done in your day. In trying to sit down and write out a massive to do list or your step-by-step schedule of time might seem a bit overwhelming. And for good reason. At the drop of a hat life changes, kids meltdown, dinner burns, and someone inevitably gets sick! That means all the time you spent on your daily routine, writing everything out with nice ideal times next to it is completely trashed. So, I want to take a little time and talk to you about my daily routine so that you can see what it looks like in order to adapt what would be good for your own life. COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/lifestyle/my-daily-routine/
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July 13, 2021
75 - Avoiding Mom Burnout
It's only April so why do you already feel like the year has come and gone? Why is everyday running together into one big lump and why oh why does it feel like you just can't catch a break? Figuring out how to avoid mom burnout is on your to do list and it's been there for a while. Kids fighting with each other, daycare calls that someone threw up, someone wet the bed, another one just needs to be held all day long, little hands tap your arm at 2 AM, it's Monday already, where did the week actually end go? It's just part of life to be totally exhausted and in a haze, right? I'll be the first to tell you that this stage of life, this season is not the easiest one you'll be in. Telling you it's the hardest confirms your suspicion but doesn't really make anything better. So, let's slow down for a sec and have a real talk about where you are and where you want to be. As we talk about mom burnout I want to encourage you to listen in all the way through the Unhurried Life Podcast. I have some big and exciting news coming at the end of this episode and a new plan moving forward that I think you'll love to hear about since it reflects how to truly change! COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/avoiding-mom-burnout/
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April 6, 2021
74 - Parenting the Whole Brained Child
This may be my number one struggle that never seems to go away. Mostly cause those kiddos never seem to go away, I say with love in my voice! I was recommended, not that long ago, 2 parenting books. Ok, I've been recommended and read dozens but these two have found their way to the top and become quick favorites. The first one is The Whole Brained Child. I've read other books on the brain. But they've been for my brain. A grown up. I read those books with a different mind set. The Whole Brained Child is totally different, but also similar. Parenting is one of those things you have no clue if you're doing right and by the time you know it's too late to do much about it. Parenting is one of those things you can totally lose yourself in. Your identity gets wrapped up here, your decisions are based off your children your date nights are spent discussing them! I'm sure at some point you can relate to life feeling like it was either total chaos or you were struggling to keep total control? Now think of your toddler. Ever see similar traits? Unable and refusing to share a train with brother and then losing his mind when brother takes it from him (raising my hand over here). The Whole Brained Child does a beautiful job of explaining the parts of the brain and how they all need to work together to raise up our children.
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March 30, 2021
73 - Meal Prep Ideas (for mama's)
We all do it and we all do it every single day. In fact you're probably eating on average of 3-5 meals a day, that's almost 1500 meals a year. Gosh, no wonder you get stumped, bewildered, and run out of ideas for meal prep. Well my hope for you in the post is that I teach a (wo)man to fish instead of just feeding you for a day. So, you won't find 50 of my best meal prep recipes here but you will find my formula for never running out of ideas and for having go to plans in the back of my brain - aka no brainers. First, I want to let you know that the less you have to think about meal planning and prepping the easier it will be. Meaning if some of this can become automatic and habitual you'll cut out loads of stress. Don't worry because I'm going to show you how to do that. Last week and this week plus the next few weeks I'm sharing some of the things I've been struggling with over the last year or so. My hope is that I can impart some of my "learnedness" on you and together we can figure this (mom)life thing out. So let's dive into some meal prep ideas that can get you cookin'! COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/meal-prep-ideas-for-mamas/
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March 23, 2021
72 - Does Your Quiet Time Look Like This?
If you're anything like me, at some point in your life you've let quiet time with God go by the wayside. Maybe your mornings turned into 5 extra minutes snuggled in bed. Or maybe your mornings turned into your toddler waking up 15 minutes earlier everyday and dealing with that mess. When your quiet time drifts away you probably start to feel ... guilt. It's hard to figure out how to get started again or even what that would look like. Then let's remember those college years. Those mornings that were filled with steaming hot cups of coffee and curling up on the couch listening to praise music. Oh the peace. Oh the time. Somehow you keep comparing your now quiet time to your absolute best months and years of quiet time and you're not measuring up. So your quiet time starts to look like, "next week" or "when I find the right devotional". You allow stress and hurry to take over your life, you allow the noise to keep you at bay from time where you can truly fill up. Well, don't sweat it and for sure don't let that guilt settle in. We're going to take a look at some practical and beautiful ways to let quiet time seep back into your life and fill you up. This week and for the next 3 weeks we're going to be looking at 4 of the areas I struggle in and have found myself really working on over the past few years. I wanted to share what I've learned in hopes to bring you along with me on the journey. Each thing I'll talk about has brought me closer to learning about an Unhurried Life. They have also been things I have to continually remind myself, I'm a work in progress! COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/does-your-quiet-time-look-like-this/
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March 16, 2021
71 - How to Overcome Fear with Ericka James
We all know fear is at the root of most of our inaction. Fear of the unknown and fear of failure. Two major paralyzers. As moms, as "grown ups" we know we should be able to get past fear ... but why don't we? You actually already know that it takes more energy to be in fear than to be free from it. But what about that next step. The step that leaves fear behind? We first have to illuminate our fear and that's exactly what we're going to learn about in this weeks episode of the Unhurried life. My guest this week, Erick James, broke through a wall. "Move past fear" We've all heard it, but she delivers the steps and process to do just that. Taking action, embracing a season of execution rather than passivity! Oooooo girl, this is so good! Come join us this week, you'll walk away changed, no doubt! COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/motherhood/how-to-overcome-fear/
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March 9, 2021
70 - Signs of a Healthy Marriage with Jen Weaver
Marriage. This word can come with so many different meanings and implications. What does a healthy marriage mean for you? What does it mean for your kids and what will it mean for the generations coming along next? It's no secret that marriage, like any relationship, takes work. That word "work" is not a fun one. When you look up work you'll find things like, labor, drudgery, task, effort, duty, and a long line of "not so romantic" synonyms. So how do you get motivated to put in the time for a healthy marriage? Instead of trying to find or make your spouse into the perfect mate...try being the perfect mate first. Jen Weaver and I sit down this week on and really sift through marriage. She brings to light some things I really needed to hear to get back on track. (Isn't it easy to get perspectives out of whack?) Join us here as we talk real life and real relationships. What does it take to have a healthy marriage? Find out! COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/signs-of-a-healthy-marriage/
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March 2, 2021
69 - Taking Action | Becoming Bold Series
Have you ever gotten stuck in your dreams. Maybe you're there now. You know there is a difference in dreamers and doers but how do you bridge the gap? How do you start taking action? In this weeks episode we're going to go over the 3 ways that can get you into action taking mode as well as give you 6 tips to take action immediately. The biggest piece of advice on taking action is that it's easier to encourage others to take action vs doing yourself. So grab a friend to share with. So, here is your chance. Get a fire lit under you and tune in to discover how you can start taking action instead of just wishing you could. Have you been collecting ideas instead of doing something with them? Don't get discouraged, in-fact, be encouraged. Taking action is way simpler than you may be thinking. This is the last episode in the 6 week series of Becoming Bold! But it's not too late to tune in, print your worksheets and grab a friend. In fact, the time to take action is... now! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES:
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February 23, 2021
68 - Overcoming Challenges | Becoming Bold Series
When you look back at your life and search for the moments that define you and helped make you into who you are today...I bet you see the hard parts. Think back to the important parts that shaped you, they probably aren't the easy, simple decisions. Try looking at challenges from a different perspective, instead of struggle, see successes.  These hurdles are what we need to forge on, create deeper character, and connect us through experiences. Now I know, it's not easy to think this way when you're right in the middle of a tough spot.  However, training your mind to push through and overcome can be done. And remember that when you're in the midst of adversity and hurdles this is a spot to grow. When you are weak allow the Lord to come in and be your true change. This is a 6 week series called Becoming Bold and our dream is for you to go through this with a friend.  We’re giving you the tools to make the change, to take control of your life, and start living in a way that honors yourself and your family. All you have to do is tune in, print the weekly worksheet and find a friend to go through it together. 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/overcoming-challenges-becoming-bold-series/
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February 16, 2021
67 - How to Find Your Purpose | Becoming Bold Series
The pressure that rests on the question: "How to find your purpose?" is enormous. For some reason you feel that when you fill in that blank it's there forever. You only get one shot to get it right and to live it out. But what if finding your purpose evolved? What if your purpose was ever changing? Let me pose a new question! When you consider your "life purpose" you're really just asking, "what is an important and intentional way to use my time"? When you think of it that way you take some pressure off and you look at it in a new light. As we dive into purpose this week, we uncover some uncommon perspectives that I believe hold a lot of weight when it comes to finding your purpose. 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/how-to-find-your-purpose-becoming-bold-series/
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February 9, 2021
66 - Sharing Your Story | Becoming Bold Series
This week we continue the Becoming Bold Series with my good friend Wynne Elder. She's opened up and shared her story with us on the first episode of the series, make sure to go listen to episodes 64 and 65 if you haven't yet! Right now we're going to dive into sharing your story and how this builds connection and confidence. When you open up to share, you're putting yourself in a true place of vulnerability and that takes courage. If you're feeling like you could use a little nudge in the courage department don't worry, courage can be taught. That's what this Becoming Bold Series is all about! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/how-sharing-your-story-builds-connection-becoming-bold-series/
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February 2, 2021
65 - How to Build Community | Becoming Bold Series
I once read that loneliness can have the same health effects on your body as 15 cigarettes a day!  I also saw that it increases your likelihood of dementia by 50%...or was it 45% ... I can't remember (just kidding!).  And just so you know I'm serious, loneliness and social isolation are responsible for the climbing numbers of those affected by anxiety, depression and suicide. So, listen up, when it's time to build a community...we need to get serious. When it comes to social isolation the stats are off the charts. Not only are we smack in the middle of a global pandemic, it's also being paired with an epidemic. What some are calling the "Loneliness Epidemic".  Experts (and moms) are already aware that this generation is going to go through some serious issues when it comes to community and socialization. I have something to tell you, you are not immune from either the pandemic OR the epidemic. They are both going to affect you.  It's time to be proactive and start putting up protection where and how you can. And that starts with building community.  That's what this weeks episode is all about. This week, my good (#IRL) friend, Wynne Elder, and I sit down to go through a series of issues and shine truth and solution on what we're going through. The 6 week series is called Becoming Bold and our dream is for you to go through this with a friend. We're giving you the tools to make the change, to take control of your life and start living in a way that honors yourself and your family.  All you have to do is tune in, print the weekly workbooks and find a friend, sister, old high school buddy, whoever, to go through it with. 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/lifestyle/how-to-build-community-becoming-bold-series/
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January 26, 2021
64 - How To Be Bold | A Series With Wynne Elder
Let's talk about how to be bold! Or as I like to think of it, becoming bold. Taking a stand for what you believe. Starting a business or living out a dream. Making a life shift or major decision. There are so many reasons why boldness is a characteristic we need to spend some time on. This weeks podcast guest is my dear friend Wynne Elder! When I first met Wynne, I knew there was something about her that was different. I couldn't quite put my finger on it until I got to know her a little better. She's incredibly bold. A trait I admire and aspire to adapt. When we talked about doing this podcast series on Becoming Bold I knew I was about to learn more than I was bargaining for. This week we officially kick off the Becoming Bold series on The Unhurried Life Podcast. My true hope is that this is not just something you listen to or read, but that it's something you put into action, something that makes a lasting impact and reshapes your life. This is big stuff. Our hope is that you grab a friend and go through this series together. We talk a lot about going first. Being the friend you want to have. So here is your chance. Send this episode or this blog post to a friend and ask her to come along with you and work on this life thing together. 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/how-to-be-bold-a-series/
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January 19, 2021
63 - Best Tips for Making a Family Photo Album
One of the many hats you wear as a mom is memory keeper. No pressure, but those little snaps on your phone are what preserves your kids childhood. Ever felt stressed when it comes to, 'what to do with all those digital photos you're pilling high?'  Perfect!  You're in the right spot.  I'm going to walk you through my best tips for making a family photo album. Imagine this if you will. You take an adorable photo of your toddler with birthday cake all over their face. The photo is safely sitting inside your phone. Later that night you thumb through the days activities and can't believe he's another year older!  Ugh the time! You set your phone down and flip on Netflix cause, well it's been a day!  Go to bed, and morning comes too fast.  The next day happens and then the next and that little photo with the birthday cake gets piled on.  The memories of each day after.  Then 15 years down the road you have a teenager.  He's driving!!  If only you could go back.  If the two of you could sit on the couch one evening and flip through that birthday and the cake and the little hands and bath time and reading on that very same couch The Little Blue Truck for the 900th time! But you can't. Cause those photos, those memories from today are buried under thousands of other memories. If this is giving you a little bit of low level anxiety and the fire in your belly to get something done today then great!  That's what we're going to do. I want to go deep with you into this issue because it's more important than we may think. This week, I take you through the best tips for making a family photo album. Tips I've learned and figured out from the past 7 years of doing this process. A family photo album has become one of the best gifts I give myself and those that share the same 4 walls with me! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/family-photo-album/
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January 12, 2021
62 - Are You Just Like Her? Secret Guest
Have you ever noticed that you can have the exact same situation as someone else and have a totally different experience? They have 2 kids and a 2,200 square foot home, a husband and a dog just like you, yet your lives are totally different. How you handle stress and your situation is no where near the same. On the other hand, you can have totally different experiences and still feel the same! That's what truly brings us together as women, sisters, wives and moms. We can read these questions (no matter where we are in life) and start nodding our head ... Why is motherhood so stressful? How can I overcome mom stress? Why does it feel like I'm just not doing enough? When will I ever have 5 min alone (without paying for a sitter)? Will I ever get ahead? These questions are all too familiar and ring over and over inside your head for a reason. Your time and perspective are out of whack. A reset and a plan are needed. Join me this week as I chat with my special secret guest about one of the MAJOR mom stress causes and we come up with a plan to get it taken care of. My secret guest is someone that is just like you, you'll find yourself nodding your head at every question I ask and shouting AMEN at every answer she gives! Being able to relate and feel heard is priceless! This week you'll hear one of your fellow mamas shine light on a common mom stressor. 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/motherhood/mom-stress/
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January 5, 2021
61 - The Best (and Easiest) Goal Setting Worksheet
With arms wide open, we welcome 2021. Now is the BEST time to crank out some new year goals! I want to show you the best (and easiest) goal setting worksheet you’ll find. If you don't have this you're not setting your goals correctly ... yup, I said that! I’ve created The Unhurried Life Starter Kit as a cohesive approach to making and seeing true change in your life and I’m sharing it with you. What you’ll find on this week's episode is the steps, methods, and ideas behind the goal setting worksheet inside The Unhurried Life Starter Kit. This is probably one of my most favorite resources and I’m thrilled to share it with you. When you set goals you’re giving yourself a long-term vision (or dream) and then the short-term motivation (steps) to get there! This is progress, moving forward and sometimes, as a mom, you have the tendency to feel stuck. Before we totally dive in and dust off our hands with 2020 I want to remind you that there was a lot of good in this past year. Here are some of the fun things I want to remember about 2020: we had a baby, we bought a new house (and land), my oldest started kindergarten, we got a dog, and so much more. To keep from forgetting these moments I make sure to create a family photo album every year (even the ones with pandemics) and I’d love to invite you to do the same! Coming up I have a live workshop where I’ll be walking you through the process to organize and prep your photos from the whole year so you can easily and quickly make a family photo album. More on that coming … but make sure to save your seat for the workshop by clicking here! Now onto goal setting and the easiest way I’ve found to do this and see success and keep the momentum going! Come listen in! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/lifestyle/the-best-and-easiest-goal-setting-worksheet/
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December 29, 2020
60 - How to get out of Survival Mode with Jaclyn Weidner
This is exactly the time of year we all barely keep our heads above water. Christmas is upon us and there is a lot happening. I recently talked to a good girlfriend that felt like she was "fighting" to keep time intentional with her family this season. Fighting! Can you relate? When it comes to survival mode we have a God given "fight or flight" instinct that takes over. This is something that happens without us really giving consent. I'm so thrilled to have my friend Jaclyn Weidner come talk to us this week about getting out of survival mode.  This season can be silent, calm, holy, and meaningful. This Christmas can be jammies all day long and lots of smiles, laughs, and joy. Be on guard for the thief of joy and listen in to ensure you're actually able to enjoy instead of fighting this Christmas! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/how-to-get-out-o…h-jaclyn-weidner/ ‎
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December 22, 2020
59 - Be More Present: 7 Tips for Living in the Moment
Tired of living your days in a blur? Do you ever sit down on the couch after the kids are in bed and wonder what on earth you did with the last 12 hours?  Those thoughts do NOT bring warm fuzzies of living life to the fullest or leaving a legacy of love and intention. So how do you insure you're living in the moment and being fully present for those you love most? It's no secret that we're being pulled in a million different directions every day. As a mom you have the syndrome. The "do it all-itus".  It makes you tired and gets you going all. the. time only to feel like you got nothing of worth accomplished at the days end. This week, I get to talk about my true love and purpose. I mean it's the name of the show so you better believe I got some good stuff to dish out for you. In the midst of the holidays we can for sure get distracted, overcommitted, and buuuuusy!  Here are 7 tips for living in the moment so you don't miss your life all together. 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/be-more-present-7-tips-for-living-in-the-moment/(opens in a new tab)
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December 15, 2020
58 - Create Your Christmas Budget with Sami Womack
Did you know that Americans spend roughly $730.2 Billion (yes that was Billion with a B) on Christmas, and the average family spends over $1,000 extra on gift giving. I don't know about you but Corona has done a number on our finances already this year (amen, anyone?) It's easy to think about the now, the joy, the giving, the decor, the ornaments, Christmas cards, treats, and spirit. But what about January? How will you feel when the credit card bill comes or you find that gift broken and stashed under a bed in a few weeks? Not trying to be a Debbie Downer over here but sometimes it helps to be reminded of these things when we're caught up in the moment. So, how can this email help you create your Christmas budget (with some creativity) so that in a few weeks you're not feeling all the guilt of going a smidge overboard? I'm so glad you asked! This week I got to sit down with Sami Womack from A Sunny Side Up Life and hear more of her amazing story. Going from $490,000 in debt to debt free in 4 years! We both share a love for Dave Ramsey and living life wisely when it comes to spending and budgeting. She has so many resources on her website and in this podcast episode that can help you this Christmas season and beyond. Let's go deeper into budgeting (not just around the holidays), but all the time. Yes, budgeting now, in the thick of it is SO helpful and necessary but keeping a budget year round is where your money's at (see that pun!). 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/lifestyle/christmas-budget/
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December 8, 2020
57 - How to Have a Simple Christmas with Kelly Anthony
It's December! Despite the whole COVID thing, we've still managed to get ourselves in over our heads this holiday season. It's time for a little grounding. Let's go back to a simpler time. A time where we feel the weight of expectations lifted! This weeks podcast with Kelly Anthony I thought we were going to talk about holiday hacks, I thought we were going to talk about clever ways to host and easy food, I thought we were going to talk about a lot of things… But what we wound up talking about was far better than what I could’ve ever thought! This episode is full of nudges. It's packed with ideas and inspiration to make your Christmas more meaningful, more simple and help cut out the extra.  This episode is going to open your eyes to a slow Christmas that doesn't just fly by or leave you more stressed.  And at this point in your life, I think it's safe to say you've had your fair share of stressful holidays! Now, let’s dive into what makes a truly simple Christmas! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/lifestyle/how-to-have-a-simple-christmas-with-kelly-anthony/
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December 1, 2020
56 - How to Organize your Holiday Photos
Thanksgiving is a couple days away and this is not the podcast episode you were expecting. But let me tell you why it's better. You were expecting some sort of "let's all be thankful for what we have" type of podcast episode or blog post. And, yes, that's a good thing to think about but I'm going to go off the idea that you are thankful. And I don't need to remind you to be thankful. So, I'm going to remind you to be intentional. Use these moments around the table to be still. To remember. To be present. This week I want to talk to you about how to keep these moments, these holidays, preserved. I know you're tempted to grab your phone and get a sweet picture of all the cousins or the fun tablescape. I know you want to document alllll the things cause 2020 has been rough and we want to remember the joy filled moments. The moments we actually get to be around other humans! But those sweet memories you're capturing in your little hand held camera that fits nicely in your back pocket, what will happen to them tomorrow? Where will those memories wind up years from now? I know you have the fire, you know the importance and you're ready to take action! LOVE THIS! Cheers to thankfulness and mindfulness! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/the-best-way-to-organize-photos/
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November 24, 2020
55 - Follow Your Dreams with Jen DeBrot
My dear friend Jen DeBrot has an incredible story. Her interview on The Unhurried Life Podcast this week is such an eye opener. Jen redefines what it means to follow your dreams. She went through a season where all her dreams were broken. She had to start over at ground zero and that's a scary place to start over from. So often you may feel the desire to jump at what you just saw on Pinterest or Instagram. You may try to adopt someone else's dreams as your own, but take the time to come back to you! Jen DeBrot was careful not to repeat some of the past mistakes she had made when it came to dreaming.  Like limiting what God was telling her. Putting a cap on God and saying, "that's just too big, I could never..." She learned to give herself space and create her dream. Get ready to listen to this episode, grab a snack, coffee, or a hamper of laundry to fold because it's a good one that you're not going to want to miss!  3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/follow-your-dreams/ ‎
21:40
November 17, 2020
54 - 5 Tips to Finding Your Purpose with Anna Rose
Have you ever found yourself admiring others? Whether on Instagram, social, or just in real life. You look at what others are doing and say, oh that's cool, maybe I should do it too. It's not difficult to get distracted from our own purpose by clinging onto others purposes. That's what happens when we're unsure. So how do you get sure of your purpose? Finding your big purpose can become easier if you clarify your current purpose in this season or stage. More like short term purpose or direction. "Create intention in the small things, your day to day" Tune in to get a step by step plan on finding your purpose! If you feel like you've already got your purpose figured out, this episode also helps you fine tune! Getting clear direction takes intention. Knowing where you want to go and why. Mostly the why part! To help with finding your focus I created this guide so you can get clarity in more than just your purpose! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/find-your-purpose/
27:31
November 10, 2020
53 - Finding Your Way with Andrea Lucado
We all hear, "learn to say no". When we get overwhelmed and feel like our life is too busy or getting filled up, there are books on how to say no. But what if we recognized the seasons we were in and learned how to say yes at the RIGHT time and to the RIGHT things? Life can sometimes (maybe all times) feel like a sprint but we really were not made for an 89 year sprint....more like a marathon, right? I mean carpool, lunches, meals, laundry they make us go go go! And feeling like we need to just say no so we can cut some stuff out is the only way we can manage. But what if we learned to say yes in order to slow down. Or at least recognize that saying yes to only the things we NEED to say yes too can create a cycle of ebb and flow. Seasons of going and seasons of unhurried. This week Andrea and I talked about just that. Figuring out ebb and flow of life's seasons. Learning to say yes to the right things so we can create balance. 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/slow-living/
35:44
November 3, 2020
52 - We're Moving!
To say this was planned would be a lie. Doesn't it always happen like that? We were seriously looking to move houses in March, then, well you know...COVID. So we slowed down (kinda, I was pretty Zillow obsessed but who isn't these days?) We thought we knew what we were looking for, then, one day our realtor sent us a house. Long story short, we bought it and I'm going from neighborhood, cookie cutter home to country life on land (lots of land). Since this was a lot to process I decided to tell you all about it today! Not only do I tell you the full story but I go into what to do when you are faced with a transition that you sorta do and sorta don't want. Learning how to walk away from something that is not broken at all is hard, here are the lessons I've learned so far plus a little encouragement on neighboring well! Can't wait for you to go on this moving journey with us! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/know-your-neighbors/
17:13
October 27, 2020
51 - Real and Raw Simplification with Somer Phoebus
It's no secret. Us ladies have a lot going on in our brains and lives. From kids, to food, to cleaning, to time management! I mean I could make a list for you: Pick up Drop off Dinner Groceries Laundry emails business and on and on... This week on the podcast Somer Phoebus DELIVERED! My favorite quote and moment was when she explained how we try to balance it all when really, in fact, we're not in a balancing act, we're jugglers! AMEN! When one thing goes up, something else comes down and that's OK. We need to allow ourselves the ability to hand off, switch and move with freedom and less guilt. So how do we start to simplify aaaalllll the things happening on the outside and all the things happening on the inside? Well, that's exactly where we're going, come listen in and get some amazing simplification and productivity tools to lighten your load my friend! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/simplify-life/
32:19
October 20, 2020
50 - Best of The Unhurried Life
Before you read on I need to tell you, this has to do with you more than with me. So stay with me while I unleash what seems like a pat on my own back... This week is the 50th episode of my podcast! Hooray! I've spoken with amazing women about deep, true, genuine and real life. Tears have been spilled, laughs have echoed in my mic and I've been watching the number of subscribers grow steadily. That last part may seem out of place, watching my numbers grow...why should I let you in on my stats? Well ... because that's YOU. You are who I'm talking to, YOU are who I do this for. Would I pour in hours of research, writing, talking and marketing just so I can see a few digits on my screen climb? Would I sit here now, writing to you when I could be reading a good book or baking up some cookies if this was all about me? Nope. This is about you. You are part of my purpose. Let me say that again incase you just skimmed over... YOU ARE A PART OF MY PURPOSE! The reason I do this, show up every week and sit down to work is because I believe in my purpose and that purpose is this: Helping give women the tools to live a life of their own, simplified and full. So often we do what we do because we've seen someone else do it, or we have some notion that we're "supposed to do it." We splash around in the giant deep ocean bobbing up for air. Sometimes we need a friend to remind us...stroke, stroke, stroke, breath - this is how you swim. And when you're starting to get the hang of it keep your head down cause when you come up for air and you try to see who's next to you or how much farther you have to go you can get off track and start to flail around again. This happens to all of us (myself included). I'd love to invite you to listen in to the podcast and since you're reading this now I ALSO want to give you the chance to grab a little gift! Since I'm all about serving you, I want to make sure I'm serving you in a way that actually helps and makes a difference in your day to day! I created this little podcast survey so I can make sure I'm on track! Fill out the survey and get entered to win some of my "podcasts favorite things"! Thanks for doing this life thing with me, you are (quite literally) the reason I get up in the morning! ENTER TO WIN MY FAVORITE THINGS:  http://jbrazeal.com/50 COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/50th-episode-giveaway/
15:29
October 13, 2020
49 - Clear the Chaos, Find Truth with Tracy Steel
Talk about walking the walk and talking the talk. I'll be the first to admit, I can dish it out but I can't always take it. I have "great input" but am I always following my own advice? This week as I chatted with Tracy I felt a twinge of conviction. I felt it about 93 times! She sure knows how to cut right to the center of it all as we talk about believing false labels, finding our purpose, seeking advice and truth and SO much more! Surrendering expectations is not something that comes easily. It's something we have to do again and again (especially as a mama). Giving up on mastering the here and now and remembering the long term, the eternal perspective is where the victory is. Remember friend, life is not a sprint. It's more of a marathon and the only way to get through our own race is to keep our eyes in our own lane. This concept makes it so easy to say no to overwhelm and fill your life with what is truly important (like for real, important to the big picture). When you're making a shift or a change you have to pace yourself. Others you see around you are in different places, they've been running longer, shorter, and actually a completely different course! If you're in a season of transition or feel like you're stuck, either way this episode has words for you. 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/clear-the-chaos/
37:16
October 6, 2020
48 - Living an Intentionally Beautiful Life with Lesley Graham
How often do we just try to blend in? We're not big on standing out or admitting we have strengths. Why? Something in our culture tells us to just go with the flow, don't bring attention to yourself... ever! But you know what. You ARE special and there are times when it's OK to stand out and be comfortable embracing your abilities. This week over on the podcast we get into creating an atmosphere where you can feel comfy sharing, you can feel safe inviting others in and finding a place where you can have undivided attention and be the best version of yourself. How do we get to this place of feeling rooted in who we are? Well come listen in and we'll talk about it! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOW NOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/living-an-intentionally-beautiful-life
25:54
September 29, 2020
47 - Figuring Out Finances with Jamie Trull
Money, moolah, cash. This is a subject we don't always feel comfortable touching base on yet it's so important, it kinda makes the world go round (so they say). This week’s podcast from Jamie breaks down finances in a whole new way. This lady is the guru of business finances but also personal. Some questions she answers this week: Can you give some tips to budgeting, setting up good systems and long-term finances that us women can implement on the fly? How can we make personal (or business) finances less stressful? What's the first thing you would tell someone who is not organized with finances to do to GET organized? I loved every minute of this genuine convo. If there are some loose ends in your finance plan or if your everyday budget needs some tweaking, this episode is for you! 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHONE PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/phonephotos COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/figuring-out-finances/
31:37
September 22, 2020
46 - Doing Life on Purpose with Kate Battistelli
The first time I met Kate I got to hear an in-depth life testimony that moved me to tears as well as laughs of joy. I mean, she is being used in big ways! If you're thinking her last name looks a tad familiar you've probably heard it on Christian radio. Francesca is her daughter and wait until you hear about the advice Kate gives on raising such an amazing, God fearing woman! From unexpected book deals to a life that was quite opposite of how she would have planned it out. Tune in to hear how Kate's life was used so differently than she could have ever thought up for herself! I honestly feel like this may have been a personal chat with an old friend. Kate has wisdom to share and it comes out in our talk today. I don't really feel like I need to lead up any more with this woman I just want you to get to know her for yourself! ORGANIZE YOUR PHOTOS CHALLENGE: http://jbrazeal.com/oypc COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/doing-life-on-purpose/
32:46
September 14, 2020
45 - Fitness that Fits with Gretchen Gegg
Ever tried, paleo, Whole 30, keto? What about 30 days of yoga or New Year's resolution to get to the gym more? Raising my hand over here. But then somehow it doesn't stick or I get distracted. Why is that? This week on The Unhurried Life with Gretchen Gegg we talk about finding fitness that's right for your lifestyle so it BECOMES part of your lifestyle! Her approach is unique and I had never really thought about it in this way. "How to find the right fitness fit, find the one that's serving you for you." Ready to tune in and find fitness that fits!? Let's go! FREE 7-DAY MEAL PLAN: https://jbrazeal.lpages.co/7daymealplan/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/fitness-that-fits/
22:50
September 7, 2020
44 - Turn Your Struggles into Growth with Meg Stratton
Have you ever walked through a hard time in life, I mean like harder than usual? A time of life that you look back on (or you're maybe in now) and think, "how did I even do that?" Meg did. Meg Stratton was struggling with postpartum depression when she made a decision to not let any other mama go through what she was going through alone! That's a big decision! She's so bold and she's definitely making an impact when it comes to mom-ing and business and knowing how to stay grounded. Join us on The Unhurried Life podcast this week as we talk about finding growth through the hard times and coming out on the other side prepared to be the woman you were created to be! FREE 7-DAY MEAL PLAN: http://jbrazeal.com/fullweek COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/turn-your-struggles-into-growth/
31:17
September 1, 2020
43 - Purposeful Parenting with Amy Carney
These times are truly lived "in the trenches" and we're all just trying to figure it out. Have you ever found yourself throwing up your hands as a parent and just feeling like you need to give in. Are we doing aaaaannnny of this right, are our kids going to make it, will they be helpful citizens of society? I know there have been times I flop down on the couch at bed time and wonder, where did the day go, what did I truly accomplish? But then I talk to people like Amy Carney. She gives me a tiny light at the end of this parenting tunnel. She's been there, she's made it out and she's one of the most kindest women to guide you through. I'm thrilled to get to share her and her approach to purposeful parenting! I know I needed a pep talk! MORNING ROUTINE GUIDE: http://jbrazeal.com/morningroutine/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/purposeful-parenting/
30:52
August 25, 2020
42 - The 5 Things I Always Get at the Grocery Store
Trying to decide what's for dinner? What should I get at the store this week? I need some inspiration! Well let me give you an inside look into my every week grocery order and why. These 5 things keep me sane (and keep my brain from getting totally fried). This week on the podcast I let you see why I always (and yes I mean always) get 5 specific items at the grocery store. I also tell you WHY I get them and how they help cut down on the meal planning I do weekly and help me stay healthy! This is a easy listen, it's not too long but it packs a punch! Ready to tune in!? I'd love to hear what you think of the episode. Leave a review and let me know if you want more "inside looks" into living healthy and simplified. Is this an episode you want more of? More recipes, healthy, tasty, simple? Let me know! Leave a comment where you listen (Apple, Spotify, Stitcher) and let me know what you think! FREE 7-DAY MEAL PLAN: http://jbrazeal.com/fullweek/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/the-5-things-i-always-get-at-the-grocery-store/
09:30
August 18, 2020
41 - Are You Trying to Do It All?
I've been there, I've compared others bests with my worsts. Have you? If you're human I bet the answer is yes. Well, I'm going to give my best efforts to build you up and shed some light, bust the myth that we mamas can "do it all". It starts with something so simple that we get completely hung up on. Asking for help. Now let me clarify, just because we CAN do something does not mean we need to. Yes, after I gave birth to our 3rd child I COULD go to the grocery story and get gas and make my kids lunches 3 days after I left the hospital but that does not mean I SHOULD! Just because I saw some adorable gal on Insta meal prepping 3 seconds after the umbilical cord was cut does not mean she does not have help behind the scenes. In this week's episode I'm sharing a few places in my life where I have asked for extra help and how it's OKAY to ask. I'll also be asking you some self evaluation questions and then be walking you through how to get the answer you want not the answer you gave! Tune in to The Unhurried Life and get a good ol' dose of reality as I bust the myth on "doing it all." THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: http://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ MORNING ROUTINE GUIDE: http://jbrazeal.com/morningroutine/ FINDING FOCUS GUIDE: http://jbrazeal.com/focus/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/are-you-trying-to-do-it-all/
12:48
August 11, 2020
40 - Detoxing Kids from Screens with Molly DeFrank
This topic is hot. It's hard to talk about and not sound "judgy" but let me tell you, as a family that is doing this already, this process is a ... well a process! Screens. Yup, they tend to sneak in and take over and there is no easy way to say it, screens mess with you. They mess with your confidence, hello Instagram comparison game. They mess with your kids emotions, "just 2 more minutes" .... followed by a melt down. They mess with your marriage, oops we zoned on our phones till 10:30 PM then just went to bed (or Netflix binged...again). We're all guilty to some level which is why I'm so glad to have Molly on the podcast this week. You may or may not know but my own family is screen free and have been for 3 years now, wow! Can't believe it's been that long. Molly brings a fresh perspective into living a life with less screens and how to get there. We're calling it a Screen Detox. You'll want to hear this cause....if Molly, mom of FIVE can do it, then there is hope for you, too! But remember - We're all in different places when it comes to the amount of screen time we let into our lives so - Judgement free zone here! Tune in, can't wait to hear what you think! MY MORNING ROUTINE: http://jbrazeal.com/morningroutine/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/detoxing-kids-from-screens/
26:31
August 4, 2020
39 - Overcoming Hurdles with Bravery with Kara Wilson Garcia
Today your host, Jen, walks you through a conversation with her longtime friend Kara Wilson Garcia, Founder of Project RED, a community that is bridging gaps for children and bringing hope to families in El Salvador through reintegration, education, and development . In this episode you're going to hear about a tiny slice of Kara's life and how, even though she's gone through a larger season of busy and burn out, she’s learning to use her purpose to live with more rest. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/overcoming-hurdles-with-bravery/
24:12
July 28, 2020
38 - Get Gutsy with Carrie Grace
Being brave when it comes to your goals sometimes means starting when you aren't quite ready. This week, listen in as Jen talks with Carrie Grace, motivational speaker and dream catcher, about how she doesn't wait for things to line up before going for it. The result is a rather interesting life full of incredible experiences. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/get-gutsy/
27:04
July 21, 2020
37 - Being Brave in Business: My Journey
This episode is for you if you've ever dreamed of starting a business or have a talent (we all have these) that you'd love to start sharing with others. It can seem way too mythical to think you could one day make six figures or MORE doing what you love, but Jen did it and so can you! With a degree in elementary education and ZERO experience, you'll hear how Jen took her small side hustle of taking pictures to a thriving, six-figure photography business. You don't want to miss this! Tune in! GET THE FREE AUDIOBOOK: http://jbrazeal.com/freeaudio COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/being-brave-in-my-business-journey/
20:44
July 14, 2020
36 - My 3 Tiny Life Tweaks that Lead to Huge Results
We all love the idea of becoming better, finishing what we start, making a difference... ya know, all the things that are the improved version of self. So what if you could change just a few simple things now and wind up with a completely different outcome than where you're headed today? Think about it. If a pilot taking off in L.A. headed for NYC changes his angle by just a few, about 3 or 4 degrees, he could end up in D.C. A totally different city! This episode of The Unhurried Life is for you if: you know you need a break but you're not completely clear on how to get there it's time you stopped floating through life and took charge you want more for your family and for yourself you have good intentions but follow through ... that's the hard part sticking with something new that you know you should be doing is kinda tough (cause you know, life!) Be sure to tune in! This episode is direct and to the point, you'll start these things today and in the very near future start to see giant results! Guaranteed! THE PHOTO ORGANIZATION WORKSHOP: http://jbrazeal.com/workshop COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/3-tiny-life-tweaks-that-lead-to-huge-results
15:14
July 7, 2020
35 - Simplify Motherhood: 5 Game Changers
During the month of June we've chatted about simplifying, organizing and decluttering in a lot of ways! Now that June is coming to a close we're going out with a bang. Motherhood! It's a well rounded subject and we're all doing our best but it's hard! Today, Jen is going to share with you some ways to simplify. 5 ways to be exact! Today's podcast episode on The Unhurried Life is about simplifying motherhood and these 5 things you can do right now to keep breathing slowly, keep priorities in order and find joy right where you are! Tune in to this episode no matter what stage you're in to hear the 5 tips to simplify your life. Just by listening you're taking the first step in crafting a life you love with a style you can sustain! THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/simplify-motherhood/
12:10
June 30, 2020
34 - Declutter Your Life with Allie Casazza
This lady is the master of decluttering. She even trademarked the phrase, Declutter Like a Mother! Closets beware!! If you haven't met Allie Casazza yet it's my honor to introduce you to her! Jen met a while back and was intimidated right off the bat. But most 8s on the Enneagram do that! :) This chat with Allie focuses more on decluttering your life. Following the path you were made to walk and cutting out the rest. It was so rich and so inspiring, filled with truth and examples she has walked through! Join in as we continue in the month of June with organizing, simplifying and decluttering! 5 DAY CHALLENGE | ORGANIZE YOUR PHOTOS: https://jbrazeal.com/OYPC COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/declutter-your-life/
34:41
June 23, 2020
33 - Hello Happy Home with Mallory Shows
Jen's guest this week is Mallory Shows of Hello Happy Home. A few months ago organization guru Marie Kondo tagged Mallory's Instagram! The rest is history as they say! Mallory is a gifted helper and never thought she'd be doing what she loves and making money doing it! But she is and all while being an amazing mama. This week we cover, depression, miscarriage and organization. If those 3 seem like they don't go, think again. Mallory opens up about how life, in all its aspects, was made to flow together. She also answered my own PERSONAL organization question of, "what to do about the pantry!?" There are about 75 million other things I love about this chat and I know you will too, I mean how could you not find something you love with 75 million things to choose from? Ha! 5 DAY CHALLENGE | ORGANIZE YOUR PHOTOS: http://jbrazeal.com/OYPC COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/hello-happy-home/
29:46
June 16, 2020
32 - Loving Your Space with Michelle Dew
Do you have a DREAM HOUSE board on Pinterest where you save all the beautiful spaces you find? You are not alone! But what if that dream house pin board was actually your REAL house? This week you CAN. In 4 steps we can cultivate a space you love with intention and purpose! Start with decluttering and simplifying (it's about less is more!) Create systems with what you do have Craft your (very personal and unique) style Anoint the space If one (or ALL) of these sound intriguing or like you wanna hear more then tune in sis! This week Michelle Dew opens up about life, healing and design! Grab your earbuds and tune in! 5 DAY CHALLENGE | ORGANIZE YOUR PHOTOS: https://jbrazeal.com/OYPC COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/loving-your-space/
23:58
June 9, 2020
31 - 3 Steps to Organize Your Photos
Does it feel overwhelming when you think about organizing your family photos? Are you thinking... have you seen my phone!? I have 30K + pics on here and I'll be an empty nester before I have the time to do anything about it! Let's do something about it! This week, Jen walks you through 3 simple steps to organize your photos and how to create a system so your photos stay organized. Be sure to join the 5 Day Challenge to dive deeper into the process. JOIN THE 5 DAY CHALLENGE: http://jbrazeal.com/OYPC COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/how-to-organize-your-photos/
12:18
June 2, 2020
30 - Transitions in the Big and Small with Nancy Ray
This month has been all about transitions which is so appropriate for the massive transition we're all going through with COVID and quarantine nearing an end! This week, Jen gets a bit emotional when chatting with Nancy Ray about the changing seasons of life and figuring out what you can really handle means knowing what you were made for!  THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/transitions-in-the-big-and-small/
30:34
May 26, 2020
29 - How to Walk Away from Success with Karen Stott
How do you know when it's time to move on to the next thing? This week, I chat with Karen Stott about her journey to success in her business, how she was able to walk away when things were great and how she navigated through the transitions that followed. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/how-to-walk-away-from-success/
32:33
May 19, 2020
28 - When It's Out of Your Control with Corry Frazier
This week on The Unhurried Life we hear from Corry Frazier, a lady that has had an up and down life full of "out of my control" moments. She's been through a lot (understatement of the year) and she's sharing her process for getting through. HEALTHY REBOOT FIRST WEEK FREE: https://jbrazeal.com/fullweek/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/when-its-out-of-your-control/
27:16
May 12, 2020
27 - How to Talk Well
Job stress, financial stress, the shift in our economy isn't great and we don't really even know where it's going. We've been cooped up inside and our stress levels climb and drop in the blink of an eye. Let's get some motivation to bring down the stress, to talk to our spouses and not just survive but thrive. So we come out of this time saying, oh that was the time our marriage took off, we got so close, we learned so much about each other we found joy in being together like we had never known! Dive into this episode and let's get down to business. Let's look at 4 ways to talk WELL with our man! THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/40questions/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/how-to-talk-well/
15:26
May 5, 2020
26 - Going Off the Deep End
We all know it's coming. One day soon we'll be let out. We'll be free of quarantine! I know, hard to believe our lives won't be like this forever. But will you have the tendency to go off the deep end when we're allowed to fill our lives back up with busy? Tune in this week on The Unhurried Life podcast so we can walk through it together. What do you want life to look like, what could it look like and how will you craft a life that's actually right for you? Jen goes over all this and the 3 tendencies that may rear their ugly heads when we are given freedom to fill up our calendars again. It's silly to think we'll all keep living this slowed down life but it's important to start off on the right foot when it comes to reintroducing life to your schedule. 10 UNDER 10: https://courses.jbrazeal.com/p/10-under-10/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/going-off-the-deep-end/
20:29
April 28, 2020
25 - 8 Week Healthy Reboot
This week, Jen discusses her recent 8 week journey back to healthy habits after giving birth to her daughter. Tune in to hear her tips for success and how to find your reason for making a healthy lifestyle change. Snag the first week of menus, grocery list, and home workouts from her 8 week program completely free down below. 8 WEEK HEALTHY REBOOT | FIRST WEEK FREE: https://jbrazeal.com/fullweek/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/8-week-healthy-reboot/
17:42
April 21, 2020
24 - How We're Surviving the Virus
This week, Jen is coming to you live(ish) to offer up some funny anecdotes from her mama friends to hopefully lighten the mood of lockdown life. Tune in for some good quarantine laughs to help get you through. HEALTH REBOOT FIRST WEEK FREE: https://jbrazeal.com/fullweek/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/how-were-surviving-the-virus/
30:24
April 14, 2020
23 - It's My Birthday!
Come hang out with Jen this week as she offers some uplifting perspective on the current global pandemic and shares reflections of her birthday during this time when celebration is difficult. HEALTH REBOOT FIRST WEEK FREE: https://jbrazeal.com/fullweek/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/its-my-birthday/
23:02
April 7, 2020
22 - Protecting Your Life on Social Media with Liza Hippler
Tune in this week as Jen talks with brand photographer and mama, Liza Hippler, about her business, her love of photography and what we can do to protect ourselves, our kids, and our lives on social media. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/social-media-safety/
30:43
March 31, 2020
21 - Practical Meal Planning with Allison Schaaf
How easy is it to have no idea what's for dinner and instead swing through the drive thru? Then afterwards you feel kinda, blah. You know that by taking care of yourself you're able to take better care of the kids but ... it doesn't always seem to happen. Self care and self consideration can be at the forefront of your mind when you listen to this episode with Allison Schaaf, who started off as a personal chef and then fell in love with creating systems to make meal prep smoother and tastier! In this episode we discuss practical meal planning for the busy mom, the impact it can have in your life, and tips to make meal time enjoyable and unhurried. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife/ THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/practical-meal-planning/
19:51
March 24, 2020
20 - Find Your Inner Creative with Stephanie Hill
Letting your inner creative shine is not easy for everyone. Maybe you feel you don't have a creative bone in your body or that you just don't have the time to focus on your creative passions. This week, Jen talks with mama and incredibly talented creative, Stephanie Hill, about these lies we tell ourselves and how you can tap into your creativity no matter your skill level. CREATIVE BUSINESS STARTUP 1ST CHAPTER FREE: https://jbrazeal.lpages.co/first-chapter/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/find-that-inner-creative/
43:05
March 17, 2020
19 - The Power of the Purse with Bethany Tran
This week listen in as your host, Jen Brazeal, talks with Bethany Tran about her ethically made shoe company, The Root Collective, her journey into entrepreneurship, and the difference you can make with your money. 7 TIPS TO CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET (FREE GUIDE): https://jbrazeal.com/cleancloset/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/lifestyle/the-power-of-the-purse/
33:25
March 10, 2020
18 - Hannah June's Birth Story
Join me and my husband Justin as we sit down to share the arrival of our sweet baby girl, Hannah June. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/hannah-june-a-birth-story/
21:58
March 3, 2020
17 - Good Girlfriends with Quinn Kelly
This week, join host Jen as she chats with Quinn Kelly, a multi-passionate mom and entrepreneur, on what it takes to having good female friendships that fill you up. FINDING FOCUS GUIDE: https://jbrazeal.com/focus/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/good-girlfriends/
35:55
February 25, 2020
16 - Nurturing Healthy Family Relations with Gillean Wade
This week in our love series we focus on nurturing healthy family relationships. Join host, Jen Brazeal, as she chats with Gillean Wade, a licensed marriage and family therapist and mama of 3 about family relationships as it pertains to kids, parents, and in-laws. We learn about emotional intelligence in children and how to give them the tools they need to express their feelings in healthy ways, the importance of setting aside time each to to emotionally connect with our kids, how to nurture our relationships with parents and in-laws through vulnerability, and much more. STEPS TO BUILD EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN CHILDREN: https://jbrazeal.com/family/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/nurturing-healthy-family-relationships
33:21
February 18, 2020
15 - Date Your Husband with Kat Ateek
Remembering to be intentional with your husband is something that is, by no means, an easy task. It takes intentionality and dedication on both sides. My guest this week is Kat Ateek. Kat is a good friend of mine who's husband is the Director of Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M University. He recently did a series in front of thousands of college students on dating and used his lovely wife in many examples. Kat is here to share her side of the story when it comes to relationships, marriage and the idea of dating your spouse! :) 40 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR SPOUSE: https://jbrazeal.com/40questions/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/date-your-husband/
31:01
February 11, 2020
14 - These 4 Things Keep Our Marriage Strong
If you are married or just in a committed relationship then this episode is for you. This week, we hear from The Unhurried Life podcast host, Jen Brazeal, as she talks about her struggles within her own marriage and how she overcame them by implementing 4 things which keep her marriage strong and the sparks flying. 7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR MARRIAGE: https://jbrazeal.com/strongmarriage/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/strong-marriage-tips/
22:58
February 4, 2020
13 - Starting a Business with Kids at Home with Allison Kneib
As moms, our number one priority is our kids. We put all our energy into those tiny humans we love so much. But what about ourselves? For instance, I’m a mom but I’m also so much more than that. I’m an educator, author, photographer, and entrepreneur. Even though I am home with my kids 100% of the time, I am still able to be those things because they are important to me. This week I talk with Allison Kneib, (who also happens to be my childhood babysitter!) who not only co-runs a successful business from home helping other moms find jobs that fit into their mommy lifestyles, but also homeschools her 3 kids. In this episode we talk about what homeschooling looks like day-to-day while running a successful business from home.  THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/business-minded-mom/
34:22
January 28, 2020
12 - Being Positioned for Boldness with Christina Menkemeller
What would you do if life threw an unexpected curveball your way?  Would you wallow in your misfortune and chalk it up to bad luck? Or would you use it as fuel to follow your passions and create a life you never knew you even wanted? This week’s guest on The Unhurried Life podcast is Christina Menkemeller. As a longtime childhood friend, Christina comes with an incredible story of positioning for greatness even in the midst of unexpected circumstances, like being diagnosed with a genetic disorder. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/being-positioned-for-boldness/
29:60
January 21, 2020
11 - Create that Bod You Dream Of with Cambridge Haden
With the new year often comes the desire for a healthier lifestyle, so it seems only fitting to talk about how to get that healthy bod. In this episode Jen speaks with the super sweet, Cambridge Haden, fitness trainer, former competitive bodybuilder, and super mama to 2 littles. Cambridge finds rest when she plugs in those headphones and puts in the time at the gym. When you see her you may find Cambridge to be one of those girls you see in the gym and you’re totally intimidated. But the second you get the courage to say a meek, “hey” you’re pretty much best friends. Listen in to hear her inspiring story and get that motivation to get up and move your body. SIMPLE STARTER MEAL PLAN BY CAMBRIDGE HADEN: https://jbrazeal.com/startermeanplan/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/get-that-healthy-body/
30:59
January 14, 2020
10 - Why You Shouldn't Set Goals This Year
How about a little change in the way you think, or rather, a big change? I’m sure you felt it right when the clock struck 12:01 AM on January 1st … or maybe you wised up and were sound asleep and felt it when you woke up the next morning!  That little thought in your mind, "Shouldn’t I be setting some goals or making a list of hopes and changes for 2020?" Well, Jen is here to give you all the reasons why goal setting is NOT something you should do this year and what you should be doing instead. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/new-year-goals/
16:16
January 7, 2020
09 - Freedom from Shame and Guilt with Crystal Stine
Well, we made it friends. This year is wrapping up and the new year is moving in, whether we're ready for it or not. When you think about this past year what are you feeling? Did you accomplish everything you wanted? It's so easy to focus on what went wrong like that goal we had set for ourselves but didn't quite make it. With that can come feelings of shame, guilt, or maybe even regret. This week my guest, Crystal Stine, shares all about freeing yourself from these feelings of shame and guilt. You'll hear how she is able to find rest in her busy life without guilt. I hope after listening to our conversation you walk away looking forward to the year ahead instead of dwelling on the year gone by. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/freedom-from-shame-and-guilt/
32:26
December 31, 2019
08 - Clearing Out the Junk with Priscilla Benavides
I’d definitely call myself a morning person, but I’d really, really call myself a breakfast person. Oddly enough, my favorite dinner is breakfast. In fact, we jokingly call it "brinner" in my house. Anytime, I get the chance to enjoy a healthy and totally delish breakfast it helps me start my day out just a little bit better. We may believe the world when it says that eating healthy is too hard, takes too much time and too much creativity, but Priscilla Benavides shines a light on the truth. Part of living an unhurried life is having a plan and that’s exactly what we talk about when it comes to health and food! With the holidays around the corner having a plan can save us from chaos and busy! Priscilla is so bold and I love her spirit to take something she loved and turn it into a legit product and business, all while still maintaining a family and healthy life. Cause that’s no walk in the park. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/clearing-out-the-junk/
34:37
December 23, 2019
07 - Choosing to Slow Down with Christine Hoover
We have the choice to live in the fast lane, the way the world says to do it. Hustle. Hurry. Fast. Busy. Stress Or we have the choice to do it differently. Intentional. Calm. Slow. Quiet. Purposeful Which one of those lists is where you want to be? I'm going out on a limb here and saying the second! Am I right??? This week, listen in as Jen speaks with licensed counselor Christine Hoover about choosing to slow down when the world tells us we need to hurry. THE UNHURRIED LIFE STARTER KIT: https://jbrazeal.com/starterkit/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/choosing-to-slow-down/
39:07
December 17, 2019
06 - Your Holiday Pass
The words "unhurried" and "holidays" don’t seem to really go together.  In fact, you could say they’re opposites!  With a little guidance, this year you will see them as 2 words that were made to go side by side. Listen in as Jen offers 4 tips to an unhurried holiday season and discusses the importance of planning, communication, and setting boundaries for your family.  HOLIDAY PHONE PICS GUIDE: https://jbrazeal.com/holidayphonepics/ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theunhurriedlife THE UNHURRIED LIFE SHOWNOTES: https://jbrazeal.com/blog/podcast/holiday-boundaries/
20:56
December 10, 2019
05 - Building in Rest While Still Doing It "All" with Stephanie Lee
What better place to find rest than in your own home? While it sounds simple, it is not always so. That daily grind of #momlife can make your home feel like some place you want to run far, far away from. While we can't escape the daily to-dos, we can take action to make our home one that reflects rest. In this episode, we hear from Stephanie Lee about her journey to creating a home that brings her rest amidst the chaos of everyday life.
42:48
December 3, 2019
04 - Gratitude as a Morning Routine
In the spirit of thanksgiving we're talking about ways we can add gratitude to our lives. This week, Jen discusses the importance of implementing a morning routine that encourages gratitude so you can begin your day with a thankful heart. From where to even begin, how to make it your own, and ways to ensure you stick with it, Jen offers her tips to get you started with your very own gratitude filled morning routine.
25:36
November 26, 2019
03 - Simplifying Motherhood with Kara Livingston
Is it really that simple?  Simplifying? It seems to be, when Kara from Simply Whole Moms chats about how and where to start simplifying life.  What I love about Kara’s mission is she makes living healthy and "wholy" as easy as simplifying. When it comes to being healthy and creating a life that’s less hustle there has to be a game plan and Kara's got it figured out.
32:38
November 19, 2019
02 - Creating Margin with Wynne Elder
Creating change and a new life pattern is not something that comes easy.  Otherwise wouldn’t everyone have crafted the exact life rhythm they dream of?   This week we discover from mama and entrepreneur, Wynne Elder, how life can still look peaceful even with a whole (whole) lot going on.  Creating margin, or room, in your life to rest and be restored is a lovely idea and, sure it’s even something we can admit we need.  But crafting the life and taking the steps to implement is a whole other ball
21:37
November 12, 2019
01 - 7 Tips to an Unhurried Life
In this episode we talk about ways you can make major impact in your life by incorporating small changes to your day-to-day. From tackling household chores to business busyness, host Jen Brazeal, is offering up her top 7 tips to get you on your way to an unhurried life.
25:40
November 4, 2019
00 - Welcome to The Unhurried Life
Join host Jen Brazeal as she discusses who The Unhurried Life podcast is for and what you can expect in the coming episodes.
09:42
November 4, 2019