Living Alive

  • Money! Money! Money!

    Money! Money! Money! What is your relationship to money? How does it affect you from living your life fully alive?

    Do you get a sick feeling when you think about money? Are you constantly worried whether or not you’ll make ends meet because you can’t seem to find a way to manage your finances? Or maybe you make more than enough money, but you don’t have a good working strategy on how to use it to live your life alive? There’s a good chance you’re not alone! Money is one of the most thought about things in the world, but little is spoken about the relationship we have with money. Holly Morphew was in massive debt and decided enough was enough! She now is the founder and CEO of Financial Impact and just released a book titled “Simple Wealth,” which just hit #1 on Amazon in nine different categories. In this episode you will learn how to create personal wealth and financial independence. Listen in! You won’t want to miss the prime tips that you can put into action today!

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • Shifting toward an abundant mindset.
    • Creating your vision.
    • Action steps to take toward personal wealth and financial independence.
    • Money can be very simple

  • How to Overcome Negative Thinking

    Have you been strapped in tight on an emotional rollercoaster, soaring up, down, and then back up again? Are the negative thoughts or worries flooding in making it impossible for you to take back control of your happiness? As much as we all want to be more positive, negativity can be so alluring due to how our brains work to protect us. In order to venture down a more positive path, we have to convince ourselves to take action that we know will shift our mindset. In this short episode, Jen Costantino and Autumn Shields give voice to negative thinking and discuss tools to help us focus more on the positive side of things. Experiencing emotions is never a bad thing, but if you find yourself overanalyzing everything, worrying to the point that it’s all you can do, or ruminating over things you can’t control, then this episode is for you! 

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • Tools you can implement daily to bring more positivity into your life.
    • Being aware of how the things in your environment make you feel & how to not let what you can’t control, control you. 
    • How to protect yourself from getting stuck in negative thinking. 
  • From Feeling Overwhelmed To Becoming Productive

    Do you feel like there isn’t enough time in the day? Are you overwhelmed or overcommitted? Do you know that if you could master time, you could live your life more fully present and feel more alive? 

    In this episode you will learn more about:

    • Time blocking
    • Tracking time
    • Breaking goals down into tasks
    • How to identify distractions
    • The difference between a project and a task
    • Rewarding yourself 

    Valerie Recore is a productivity coach, a time giver, and a decision-maker. She works with overwhelmed and overcommitted women. She’s been there. She gets it. She has 2 young kids, a husband, her own business, and occasionally a social life. She too has felt like there’s too much on her plate. With a background in mental health and corporate training, she’s ready to guide you toward a better relationship with time. She loves to travel and looks forward to doing more of it as her kids grow. On rare occasions, you can find her on the couch or back porch with a cup of coffee or glass of wine, reading a book. If you’re feeling pulled in too many directions, she’s here to help. 

  • Living Life In The Sweet Spot

    How do you know if you are living on purpose? Are you using all of your God given gifts? Tough questions….  Here are some sure signs that you may not be:

    1. You use an alarm clock to wake up in the morning.
    2. You hate Mondays, call Wednesday “hump day,” and live for Fridays.
    3. You can’t honestly look yourself in the mirror and say, “I’m doing what I was put on Earth to do.”
    4. You don’t believe making other people’s lives better is the purpose of your work.
    5. You are not (truly) grateful for what you have.
    6. Your focus is on making money.

    People that feel true satisfaction and are living on purpose find themselves surrounded by abundance.  It shows up in their relationships, their work and in their bank accounts.  They can’t wait to get up in the morning, they don’t care what day of the week it is, they are bursting at the seams with gratitude and unquestionably the purpose of their work is making other people’s lives better.  

    You may be saying to yourself, “Yeah right, life isn’t like that!” If that’s your belief then you’re right, work isn’t like that.  But if you just read that and are curious how your career can be just like that, then let’s dive deeper.

    Mike Tarantino – is an entrepreneur, life coach and business coach.

    Mike specializes in small business start-ups, buying and selling small businesses, creative financing, leaving your job to go off on your own, and male midlife crisis resolution. 

    Nothing makes Mike happier than helping people wake the courage inside them, discover their gift and watch them share it with the world.

  • Finding Joy in All the Right Places

    Where do you find joy?  Is finding happiness a struggle or do you experience it with ease? Do you often find yourself in circumstances that feel hard to keep your reactions under control? It can be easy to get distracted from all the beauty and good that exists, but what you experience is your choice! Alexis Dascoulias dives deep into what inner joy is, how she chooses to find happiness daily, and what you can implement into your life to start feeling your inner joy as well. She introduces the power our daily decisions have and gives you great advice on how to deal with those negative people that come into your life. Alexis has served as a teacher, director, theater producer, mentor and speaker for programs such as the American Camp Association, Rotary International, state STEM programs and public and private schools. She is a firm believer in the power of camp, grit and gratitude! Listen in and begin to transform your life by learning to reclaim your power and find inner peace.

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • How to find inner joy daily
    • Why some seem to struggle to find that inner peace and happiness
    • Activities you can implement daily to help bring more joy into your life in 2021
  • Knowing When to Pivot to Find Passion

    Do you feel a nudge to do something big but you feel like you have hit a wall? Are your thoughts and actions not complimenting who you truly are in your heart? After Jen Costantino had her three boys she started to feel overwhelmed, stuck, and started to lose sight of who she was. Once she saw that her kids were picking up on the bad habits she created in herself, she knew she had to start making a change. Jen decided to dive straight into studying personal development and human behavior, rather than choosing to let it be. Jen shares the tools she started implementing into her daily life to help her make a deep change within herself and completely change the path her life was going down. It can change your life too. 

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • Tools to help shift your mindset and how to implement those tools into your life. 
    • The struggles and achievements Jen has endured through her journey so far. 
    • Being aware of yourself and knowing when to take a step back. 
  • A Change of Scenery

    Are you feeling like you could use a change in scenery?  Feeling restricted and frustrated? As the saying goes “A change of scenery can help everything,” but can it really?  Autumn Shields asks you to take inventory of the scenery around you and gives you tips on how changing the scenery in different ways, may just help you feel a little bit more alive today.  

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • A change of scenery can change the way we experience the day
    • A change of scenery can help you feel more in control when you are feeling out of control
    • A change of scenery doesn’t just have to be location, it can be about experiencing things differently. 

  • A Field Guide to Life

    Has life always felt like a struggle or do you feel a sense of peace and freedom? Have you always had a hard time trusting your own decisions or do you struggle with uncertainty?  Autumn Shields and Bradford Glass will help give you some understanding as they chat about his purpose behind his new book called, The Field Guide To Life: Navigating the Challenges Of Our Lives and Times. As children we often hold onto lessons that were taught to us by the people we grew up around, that may not serve who we are today. Bradford shares how he is constantly observing unhappiness and struggle around him, even before COVID19 hit the world. He has learned to experience the world in a different way. Tune in to hear more about Bradford’s journey into writing such an inspiring book.  

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • How to look inside ourselves to find negative lessons we’ve learned and undo them.
    • How to release what does not serve us and discover our true self.

  • How to Have Fun and Stay Safe During These Times

    During the COVID pandemic did you find yourself fearing walking outside, getting sick and passing it along to family? Now that we have a new “normal” are you wondering what’s next? Maureen Kalivas had one of the only nursing homes with no cases of COVID 19. In this session, she explains the steps her and her team took and the attitudes that kept her business thriving. Maureen has been an RN for over 45 years, 35 of those years in administration. She specializes in geriatrics and is currently an administrator of a nursing home in Massachusetts. Having to adjust to change can be hard and uncomfortable. Stay put to hear Maureen give some great insight on how we can continue to live our lives alive while also following the rules now in place! 

    What we discussed

    • Steps that were taken to keep her business running smooth.
    • How the attitudes from team and clients helped keep things thriving.