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About Progress is a podcast and motivated community that empowers women to take on radical growth via sustainable changes. Through remarkable interviews and teachings, our listeners tap into their inner go-getters to transform their identity, purpose, and productivity. “Progressors” are here for the hug AND kick-in-the-pants they need to choose daily progress over perfection.
 
Pebbles of Light strives to help you recognize those who have helped light your path and become the person you are. This helps you to have direction and courage in sharing your light with others. We'll cover a variety of topics, including: parenting, mom hacks, faith, home life, relationships, traditions, and more. Anne Maxson joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2002 and her life has been full of unexpected (and sometimes difficult to recognize) blessings ever since. Sh ...
 
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When you think about procrastination does it bring up some feelings of shame, maybe self-judgment? These complex feelings are common, so find out what your procrastination really means and how can you stop weaponizing it against yourself. By sorting out where your procrastination is coming from then you can see what your needs truly are and begin t…
 
The truth is that you DON'T have to "do it all" to be a happy, whole, well-rounded person. In fact, consider how being selectively lazy will actually maximize your growth where it counts the most. Kendra Adachi--podcaster and writer--wants you to be a GENIUS about the things that matter, and LAZY about the things that don't. This is the path to dee…
 
When you think of "maximizing" habits, do you picture extreme, over-the-top action? 110% commitment? Superhuman willpower at work? Well, here's good news for us mortals: none of that works long-term. While we are going to discuss how to maximize your habits all month long, today's introductory episode is all about the basics. In order to maximize h…
 
Melinda Wheelwright Brown, author of "Eve and Adam: Discovering the Beautiful Balance," shares some wonderful insights about partnership. PEBBLE OF THE WEEK: Identify something in your life that you've been thinking of as a "sacrifice" that you can change to think of as an "investment." This can be related to a relationship with a partner, with a c…
 
Can you answer these two questions: "Who am I?" "What matters to me?" If not, you're likely experiencing what Monica calls "a misplacement of identity." This is what happens when we place our worth, our value, and our "sense of self" on the things we do, the way we look, our achievements, our roles, instead of who we deeply, truly are. A strong ide…
 
As we "celebrate" the year anniversary of the beginning of a tumultuous year, we are looking back more on how we as a community have grown, changed, and become more of who we want to be. Listen in to hear notes from your fellow Progressors, women just like you who are working towards big changes in sustainable ways. IMPORTANT NEWS! Become a Foundin…
 
Did you know that research shows we each make 35,000 decisions each day? It's exhausting just thinking about it! If you find yourself feeling stuck and indecisive, or overwhelmed by all the choosing, then I have a short and sweet message for you on how to counteract decision fatigue. By creating habits and routines at the bookends of your day that …
 
Today's guest Jessica Hottle explains, "We are a spirit, we have a soul, and we live in a body." In this interview she dives into the ways to become more in tune with your whole self, to find connection between body and soul as you work towards your purpose. Jessica's own history as a self-proclaimed "emotional rollercoaster" explains how she began…
 
A wonderful interview with Kay West of A Worldwide Sisterhood and Becky Squire of Latter-day Woman Magazine about finding ways to amplify the light of others. PEBBLE OF THE WEEK: Share some light - whether your own or that of a friend, whether on social media or just sending a thought to a friend through text, email, Marco Polo, or a good old-fashi…
 
We sometimes confuse our passions and our purpose, so what is the difference and why does it matter? Podcaster, coach, and passions enthusiast Nikki Innocent breaks it down for all of us in this interview. If you're struggling with this, feeling like you lack the time to pursue passions, let alone purpose, then this is especially for you. By diggin…
 
While working with a therapist treating my eating disorder he taught me that thoughts affect your feelings, and your actions. With that in mind, I have sort of an unpopular opinion, a belief that has been true for me, that life's circumstances are not completely neutral. So while our thoughts are vital, a year like 2020 taught us that circumstances…
 
Three years ago Lisa Funk was a guest here and something she said has stuck with me ever since, "We are born to create." We talk often about the importance of creativity in this community, and how it can (and should!) look different for each of us. Today we're tying in our identity with doable tips to create purpose with what you already love. Lisa…
 
In another mother-daughter interview, Janet Rowley and Liz Jorgensen share messages of tragedy, hope, faith, and angels. PEBBLE OF THE WEEK: Take 10 minutes to ponder on the angels that have supported and uplifted you in your life. Share this episode with a friend who has been an angel to you. RESOURCES: Affiliate Disclaimer - As an Amazon Associat…
 
How often, when asked to introduce yourself, do you describe what you do and not who you are? Instead of placing emphasis on your roles and responsibilities, it's time to uncover your identity and purpose. I've experienced my own dramatic identity shifts several times over my life because I was too focused on my roles. I want to urge you to continu…
 
As a young child you could hardly find me without a book, as reading was something I truly loved and carried a passion for into adulthood. As I became a mother, it continued, but slowed to a halt after my third child was born. When I created my first Do Something Plan I nervously wrote down "read 20 books" thinking I might never reach that goal. Bu…
 
When I created my first ever Do Something Plan 5 years ago it was simply to try to dig my way out from under a quarter-life identity crisis. I say simply not because it was a small task, but because I had no idea what it would become, just that I needed to do something. If you also find yourself feeling stuck, or unfulfilled, (even if you have the …
 
If you were here last week, you heard a great interview with Trina Browning about her experience as a missionary mom. This week, we will be talking with Trina and her daughter Neicia about Neicia’s experience serving in the Zambia Lusaka Africa Mission. Neicia had wanted to go to a Third World country and she got her wish. While there, Neicia exper…
 
If you've been a part of this community for a little while, you already know I'm not opposed to treating yourself, but I am opposed to the idea that it is the same as true self care. Instead of just sticking a bandaid over what can be a real wound, it's time to learn the ways to practice deep self care, beyond the treat yourself variety. Podcaster …
 
Whether knocking on your door, riding a bike through your neighborhood, on a theater stage, or these days, on social media, you’ve likely seen some missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their black nametags. Today we get to talk to a missionary mom and talk about what it’s like to send your kid to serve as a mission…
 
When the opportunity arose to have one of our previous guest's twin sister on the show, I rearranged a lot because this interview is exactly what so many of us need to hear. In episode 97, Lindsay Kite taught us how to build a resilient body image. Today, Lexie Kite brings us up to speed with their recent accomplishments and delivers another powerf…
 
SHOWNOTES In an interview with Maria Anderson Hormaza, we talk about the peace that can be found in spending time in nature. We also talk about the courage it can take to follow your dreams. RESOURCES: Affiliate Disclaimer - As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, we may earn advertising or referral fees from qualifying purch…
 
Years ago I shattered a bottle of balsamic vinegar, and in the nightmarish process of cleaning it up I lost it. It made me rage, scaring myself and my young children. I knew something had to change. My life was everything I wanted, but I was still stuck. If you've been there, or are there now, I want to share my approach to feeling different even w…
 
An interview with Elissa Grossell Dickey, whose debut novel, “The Speed of Light,” (links below) comes out March 1st 2021 with Lake Union Publishing. Like the main character in her novel, Elissa has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She shares the strength she received from friends and family as she coped with the diagnosis process. She also …
 
You don't need to ignore your past, or shove it deep down. There is a fine balance between acknowledging it and moving beyond it - whether that's lifelong struggles or even just this past year. Tune in to this inspiring story about how to effectively shake off your past for a better future. Against all odds, Michael Arterberry has pushed through im…
 
Olympic athletes...they're just like us! Or at least that's what this interview with medalist Noelle Pikus-Pace will have you thinking. Her major secrets you need to now to accomplish your biggest goals are based on mindset, purpose, values, and relationships. She offers three simple tips, and ultimately reminds everyone to start super, super simpl…
 
It was only three years ago that I got back into goal-making (the right way) and that year it took me three months to even decide on them all. I've been on both sides of the all-or-nothing pendulum of attitudes towards goals, so I understand wherever you are. In this episode I'm teaching you how to make goals that won't kill you, with four reasons …
 
Licensed marriage and sex therapist, Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is well known to this community. Today she is joined by her sister, Carolyn Bever who is an acclaimed violinist. Through their respective careers they have both seen how a lot of people become overwhelmed at the prospect of getting from where they are, to where they can go, because of…
 
If you've been around here for a little while you may know the story of how this blog, and now podcast and community, got started. Years ago, I was a shell of myself, an underachieving perfectionist, but I had an idea. I made a bucket list of sorts, 30 things to do before I turned 30. This list is now what I have coined a "Do Something List" and I …
 
Goals are GREAT. But, what if you are simply too tuckered out from 2021 to overhaul alllll of the things right now? What if you are empty inside from a year of giving so much, FROM so very little? What if you'd of course like to work on your habits, but you first need to figure out who you are SO that you can decide what those habits should even be…
 
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