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Join Becky Higgins and Becky Proudfit on a weekly basis as they discuss topics in a podcast environment that is encouraging, positive, and FUN! Topics will be all over the place because there is SO much to cover that relates to each of us doing our darnedest to cultivate the best life possible. Some topics include: Marriage, family, relationships in general, positivity through trials, organization, time management and balance, memory keeping, traditions, business, social media, etiquette, li ...
 
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Interviews with recovering perfectionists, paralyzed dreamers, and balanced achievers + meaningful discussions on self-improvement. Learn how people work on themselves, aspire to dreams, get out of ruts, achieve goals, and overcome obstacles all while keeping their self-worth in tact. It's about progress, not perfection!
 
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You may have noticed I've been a little quieter these past few weeks, especially on Instagram, and I'm ready to address why. I'm no stranger to critics, but a recent cruel review left on my podcast really shook me. I've decided to share it with you, my personal feelings, as well as how to deal with the naysayers in your life. There are differen ...…
 
Our podcast is ONE year old! We can’t believe we’ve been doing this for a year and we can’t imagine life without it! Listen in as we discuss the top five lessons (out of at least 500) we’ve learned through this amazing year of doing our podcast. We share what we learned and how it applies to YOUR life! Be sure to listen to the end because we al ...…
 
There are still a few tickets left for my last live workshop of the year and the big party I'm throwing to celebrate 3 years of About Progress!! I would love to meet you in person there! In-law relationships are a challenge, even the good ones! Because there is always going to be expectations, shifts, comparisons, and allll the things that come ...…
 
Today I'm opening up about this important topic, how you can choose courage over comfort and why doing so will benefit you. If you're looking to act on this challenge I have to put in a plug for my last workshop of the year that's coming up next month. Entitled "Rediscover You", I will help you work through discomfort and be courageous. Plus, I ...…
 
T.C. Christensen is an extraordinary filmmaker who tells stories through film. BP might have called him the “godfather of uplifting entertainment.” Well, we get him all to ourselves for this episode! We talk about his work as a filmmaker, we talk about who his hero is in the filmmaking industry, and we delve into his newest film: The Fighting P ...…
 
Here's an a-ha moment for you: early adulthood is like your third toddlerhood. In this episode you'll understand what that means, why that is, and how it's deeply affecting your relationships. To get started, one of the most requested topics to address this month has been: how to get along better with your parents. How to get along better with ...…
 
We LOVE our guest for this episode! She’s Rachel Nielson, mom to two kids and a former high school English teacher. She is also the host of her own awesome podcast: 3 in 30 Podcast for Moms. In this episode, we turn the tables on her and have her be the guest on our podcast! In Rachel’s signature 3 takeaways in 30 minutes format, she teaches us ...…
 
This topic is big, so we're doing something a little different and spending the next 2 months covering all of the complex relationships in your life. And don't count yourself out, there will be something for everyone in this "relationships bootcamp" as we start with learning how we treat ourselves. Over the next 2 months you can look forward to ...…
 
I hope this month you've been able to narrow in on and make the changes that you deemed necessary to be able to keep growing and progressing in your life. In today's episode we get to hear from community members just like you, who bravely share what they've learned. If you want to be a part of next month's episode here's how. I like to check in ...…
 
Vulnerability. It’s kind of a buzzword, but what is it really? It’s something you choose to do every day. It’s living a wholehearted and open-hearted life. It’s knowing you’re enough no matter what life throws at you. Being vulnerable allows us to make sincere connections with others. In this episode, we dig deep into this topic and discuss wha ...…
 
No flowery intro today, friends, because this episode speaks for itself. When I interviewed Emily she had just returned home from 7 months of world travels with her young family and was planning to enjoy the summer. No more than 2 weeks after we initially spoke, Emily was diagnosed with cancer. You'll hear our conversation in two parts, before ...…
 
Did you know I used to be afraid of water? And in fact, kind of still am. Did you know I swim laps a few times a week? I use the word laps loosely, because if I go 2 minutes then have to hang on the side that's still okay, because I'm doing something. Through my own self-development I've realized that my old mindset, all or nothing thinking, is ...…
 
You guys! It’s Tamara Fackrell! She impresses the heck out of us! Tamara is a divorce attorney and holds a PhD in marriage, family, and human development. What a combo! She divorces couples on a daily basis, but her passion is helping people save their marriages and families. Tamara brings her unique perspective to this conversation as we talk ...…
 
Seven types of rest?! Yep. But don't worry, you're likely not lacking in each of those areas. And actually, if you can see where your bucket needs filling and focus on that area then you will feel real restoration. Our guest actually has a rest quiz you can take to determine those areas! Today's episode looks at why you are so exhausted and how ...…
 
Before you dismiss the topic of outsourcing, I promise it does apply to you! Consider all of the things you think you need to, are supposed to, HAVE TO do in a day...then consider how that makes you feel. If it's not a good feeling you can and should outsource your normal life. This is something I did not used to understand, because I wasn't ra ...…
 
They are the most important people in our life. So why do they often get what’s left over? How can we change that? In this episode, we explore five ways we can strengthen our families — starting today! As we go into detail about things from being more positive to being intentional about cultivating moments, you’ll take away several ideas of wha ...…
 
It's time to face your fears. Not the heights and spiders kind, but the kind that you are creating for yourself. Are you afraid of breaking routine, trying something new, or letting others down? Chances are, the control freak in you has created those fears to do just that...control you. Let's talk about breaking free and finding yourself. Becky ...…
 
Don't worry, the title of this episode is meant to be a little dramatic! It's also meant to make you pause, and think. Because it's true, we all evolve or die (ever heard what doesn't kill you makes you stronger?). But I know from experience, this is harder than it sounds. This month we're focusing on CHANGE. How, why, when, and all the messy i ...…
 
With a super-impressive bio (think: attorney, renowned public speaker, author of 13 books, family advocate, not to mention mother, wife, and grandma) Merrilee Boyak is full of wisdom, especially when it comes to raising independent and capable kids. In this episode, we glean from her years of experience as she shares why it’s so important to tr ...…
 
This is a little ironic, but I actually changed this month's theme at the last second. We're going to treat September sort of like the New Year (it feels like it in so many ways, don't you think??) and dig deep to discover what AND how we need to dare to change. Why am I daring you to do this? Because it's going to be hard, but it is going to b ...…
 
It feels good to be checking back in after taking a break this past month. I love this "Dear Progressor" episode each month because we get to hear from real people, members of this community who have learned something that they want to share. I also share what I've been up to and what I have learned - and this month it was a lot! "Dear Progress ...…
 
Michelle Kelsch, founder of Movara Fitness Resort, stopped in Arizona during her family’s 52-week cross-country RV adventure and talked with us for our 50th episode of the podcast! We talk about how I (BH) met Michelle and what a typical week at Movara is like. We go into depth about getting moving even when we don’t feel motivated. Michelle al ...…
 
I may let it slip in this episode that this interview is my favorite, which I know is like claiming a favorite child but oh well, I said it! This month I've been able to share several of my verrrry favorite past episodes with you and if it isn't your first time listening I hope you've still learned something new, just as I have. You can still b ...…
 
We're no stranger to big dreams around here! Write them down, say them out loud, chase them with open arms - no matter what they may be. But this month we've been "taking a break", and sometimes our dreams do that, too. Many of us may be in a season where we need to remind ourselves that paused dreams are not dead dreams. Paused Dreams are not ...…
 
After last week’s episode with Miranda Anderson and talking about her family’s experience not buying non-consumables for an entire year, we both thought about what it meant in our lives. We read her book and now we’re talking! We share some pretty deep thoughts about personally applying some things, inspired by the book, and BP tells of her exp ...…
 
It's a topic that comes up often and is surprisingly polarizing: asking for help. We each have our own views on what we will or will not ask for help with, but do we know why? Have we considered that asking for help could actually make us stronger? In this interview that was the reality, and it wasn't true for just Cara, it was true for her chi ...…
 
Sometimes we have to fall, even fail, and in the process of figuring out how and who can help us get back up we find real balance. We can even find real happiness. This episode talks frankly about mental health, suicide, relationships and self-discovery. Our guest's wife was interviewed here and they were both interviewed here. Slow Down to Sta ...…
 
Nurse turned lifestyle blogger turned minimalist, Miranda Anderson, joins us for this inspiring and motivating conversation! She shares about her new book, More Than Enough, that chronicles her family’s experiment in living a minimalist life and living out their family motto — less stuff, more adventure. Can you imagine not buying any non-consu ...…
 
You know by now that this month the focus is on taking a break. For me, that's pulling back on Instagram, and a few other things, to refocus my energy in different areas that need it right now. It's not because Instagram is a bad thing, it's an amazing platform for sharing and real connection. BUT, it can consume us, so today's episode is a gen ...…
 
As I mentioned earlier this week, August is about taking a break. I will be re-airing some of my favorite (and on topic) episodes that I know you'll love. If you've heard them before, I bet you'll learn something new this time around. To kick things off, here is my very first interview and it's still so relevant! Heather Fujikawa is a longtime ...…
 
Heading into a brand new school year can mean ALL the mixed feelings … and that’s okay!! This conversation encourages us to begin with the end in mind and have intentional dialogue in our families about realistic expectations this school year — for your young student(s) and for YOU! Listen in to be inspired with simple and doable ideas that can ...…
 
I know, I know, it seems a little counterintuitive after our month about dreaming big. But it's true, resting when and where you need to can actually help you grow. This month's theme, Take a Break!, is meant to fill you back up and enrich your life. I'm going to share what inspired me to try this (sort of scary) thing. Take a break! I had a st ...…
 
We are each on our individual journey of faith in some way and it will look different than anyone else’s journey. In this episode, we celebrate and honor every faith journey — including yours — no matter what it looks like. Through our own personal sharing of our respective experiences with faith and the evolution of what that has meant and loo ...…
 
I need to start with a THANK YOU for dreaming big with me this month. It was one of my very favorite themes and I hope you were able to learn and grow as much as I was. In today's episode a few listeners share their big dreams, tune in to be inspired by what they have to say! "Dear Progressor," July Edition I like to check in each month and let ...…
 
I'm back on my soapbox again today to gently give you permission, but also enthusiastically cheer you on, in your pursuit of your dreams. If it wasn't for a dream I had, oh, ten years ago then none of this would be here. Not this blog, this podcast, or this incredible community. And certainly none of my own personal growth from it all! So let's ...…
 
This heart-to-heart conversation with Aubrey and Maren, hosts of the Mamahood podcast and online community, is as honest as it gets. We talk all about being new to motherhood, postpartum depression, and everything in between. Whether you are a new mom, whether you’ve been there and done that, or whether you know a new mom, this episode is for y ...…
 
If all of our talk about dreams this month actually has you feeling stuck, that's okay. Let's get back to the basics about why you need a dream and give you a little help on how to find it. This is a no pressure approach, our life coach guest even says so. Why You Need a Dream Janelle Alexandra is a life purpose coach with a clear and faith dri ...…
 
You know the phrase "when the going gets tough, the tough get going", right? What does 'going' look like for you? When things get hard do you dig in or do you get out? I think there is a common misconception that just because something is good, it should be easy. A lot of the time that just isn't true, because hard is good. Hard is Good If you ...…
 
This episode may be life-changing for you! We talk with Katie Hughes — wife, mom, champion of family, lover of meaningful traditions, entrepreneur, gatherer of women — who is completely delightful and utterly inspiring! We run the gamut in our topics (shocking that we would do that, we know! LOL), but we circle back to family and intentional pa ...…
 
Maybe one of the reasons we hold back from dreaming big is because it feels too...big! In this week's episode learn how small steps take you big places. Don't believe it? Because of that method today's most instagrammable blogging conference was born before the app even existed. How small steps take you big places Gabrielle Blair, mother of 6 b ...…
 
Have you felt intimidated by this month's theme, dream big? Well that was not my intention! But, let's break that feeling down. We sometimes equate big dreams to big numbers - like monetary earnings or Instagram followers or other attributes of fame. I want you to hear me when I say, you don't have to be famous to dream big. You don't have to b ...…
 
Here we go again! Back for round three, we are answering more of your questions! This time, we focus on questions regarding all things documenting and memory keeping. Topics covered: Is BH leaving Project Life behind? Advice on what to do with iPhone videos. How to get back into scrapbooking after a long time. How to get started. What to do wit ...…
 
Have you ever asked yourself, what even is self development and where do I start with all that it entails?! It is much simpler than you think and totally achievable with baby steps. This month as we dream big listen to this interview that reminds you that you can be more than one thing. More than likely, you already are. You can be more than on ...…
 
Everything is open for discussion in this conversation with entrepreneur Susan Petersen, founder of Freshly Picked. We talk with Susan about how she started her business, where it is now, and the highs and lows in between. Listen in and glean some helpful and interesting nuggets of wisdom about being an entrepreneur and realizing your goals. Sh ...…
 
If you're an accomplished athlete, maybe you've heard of this topic. If you're not really an athlete (like me!) this still applies to you. Ready for a sort of cheesy analogy? You are an athlete of growth, and me and our guests are your progress cheerleaders! Today you're going to learn why overloading is the key to growth. Heather Fuller is a p ...…
 
With the new month comes a new theme, and I'm starting this episode off asking you to reconsider calling this one "dumb", ha! It's time to allow yourself to dream big. I suggest downloading the Progress Plan so you can work through it as you listen to this episode. I'm going to offer several shifts you can make in the way you look at dreams, as ...…
 
We openly and honestly answer listener questions in this episode. Topics include: Advice for newlyweds, juggling motherhood and work, overcoming mom guilt, stepping out of your comfort zone, our bucket list items, our greatest struggles in life, insights on cultivating independence in tweens and teens, and redefining your passion. Whoa! Yep — i ...…
 
This month the theme was "You Are Creative", and you heard guest interviews and my take on what creativity really means and how you can become the creative person you already are. Ashmae Hoiland, who I consider creativity personified, gave us permission to just create even if you might be "bad" at it. In the interview with Womb Sisters we heard ...…
 
Sometimes I'm here to give you a bit of tough love, a kick in the pants as I like to call it! Today that looks like this: no more excuses! How many times have you pushed aside the spark of an idea with the excuse of laziness? You know what, you are not lazy. It's time to unpack why you're saying that and what to do about it. This month we have ...…
 
Many of us make summer bucket lists with our kids, but have you ever made a bucket list for YOU? Join entrepreneur and body positivity advocate, Ashley Reeves, as she talks about this practice she did this year so she can show up as a better mom and as a better person in all areas of her life. Ashley shares the thought behind the bucket list fo ...…
 
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