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Episode #222 // Kelley Kosow on The Integrity Advantage

November 23rd, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Episode #222 // Kelley Kosow on The Integrity Advantage”

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Lawyer turned Master Integrative Life Coach, Kelley is a motivational speaker as well as CEO and program and workshop leader of The Ford Institute, a personal development organization that has helped tens of thousands worldwide.
Through life-changing insights, true stories, and proven strategies, Kosow will show you how to live on your own terms from the inside out in her new book, The Integrity Advantage. In this episode we chat about:
+Embracing the totality of who we are
+Moving outside our comfort zone
+Becoming the person we want to be
Kelley and I discuss what integrity means, living our best life, and living alongside fear to be more of who we are in the world.

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25% Friends // Episode #45 // The Family Edition

November 23rd, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The 25% Friends Podcast 0 thoughts on “25% Friends // Episode #45 // The Family Edition”

In today’s show we’re talking all about family! We each share our thoughts on Thanksgiving, family, values, and relationships.

+Thanksgiving traditions

+Thanksgiving food – what we like and don’t life

+Traveling with family

+Having kids, not having kids.

Also send us questions for our upcoming listener question episode!

We also answer a listener question and chat about what’s making us happy this week!

We started an IG account! Please, come say HI! We want to talk to you!

Please connect with us on our Facebook page! We love hearing from listeners. Ask us a question or leave us a comment about the show. And you can also email us at 25percentfriends@gmail.com

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Podcast #221 // Francesca Montillo on Italy, Family, and Food

November 21st, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #221 // Francesca Montillo on Italy, Family, and Food”

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Thank you to Hello Fresh for sponsoring this episode of the Sarah R. Bagley Podcast. We at Hello Fresh want to make cooking more fun so we focus on the whole experience, not just the final plate. We like to think of ourselves as a Farm-To-Box company, because we want everyone to have access to fresh ingredients that inspire great meals. But we don’t stop there. We’re also a Couch-to-Kitchen company, because the best way to kick those 5 p.m. excuses is by feeling unstoppable in the kitchen. We do even more than that. We’re proud to be a Fork-to-Feel-Good company, too, because when you cook and eat delicious and healthy meals, you’ll want to keep doing it again and again. If we could do the dishes for you, we would, but our number one priority is to get you cooking! For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter bagley30 to take $30 off your first week!

Warning! Listening to this episode on an empty stomach might make you hungry! Today Francesca M0ntillo joins me on the show to talk about food, family, and Italy. Francesca was born and raised for part of her childhood in Italy, which later informed her business, the Lazy Italian, a small company offering week-long culinary tours to Italy as well as private Italian cooking classes either in her clients’ homes or her own home. Additionally, she teaches at several adult education centers in the Boston area, namely in Cambridge, Arlington and Brookline.

Francesca grew up in Southern Italy to avid home cooks and bakers and who have in turn passed on those traditions, and cooking skills to her. In this show, Francesca shares her fond memories of family meals lasting from lunch to dinner, Christmas Eve meals requiring days of preparation, and growing and picking (by hand!) olives from our olive trees to make our yearly supply of olive oil. Her father was a merchant selling local produce, so whatever went unsold on any given day would become dinner, which was always fresh, inventive and in season.
We talk about all things Italian, the value of family and family dinners, cooking, and entrepreneurship.

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Podcast #220 // Jennifer Jordan on Working Motherhood and Breastpumps

November 16th, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #220 // Jennifer Jordan on Working Motherhood and Breastpumps”

This episode is brought to you by Freshbooks, the cloud accouting software. Freshbooks is excited to announce the launch of the all new version of their software with powerful new features.

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FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to FreshBooks.com / SARAH and enter THE SARAH R. BAGLEY PODCAST in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

Aeroflow Breastpumps is a subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, a supplier of durable medical equipment. In 2013, the ACA required insurance companies to cover breastfeeding support like lactation consultants and the cost of a breast pump. On today’s show mom and Director of Aeroflow Mom and Baby, Jennifer Jordan, joins me on the show. Jennifer is passionate about supporting moms returning to work, and in this episode we chat about how the company came to create this division, how to get a pump from Aeroflow, and the challenges with going back to work after baby.

In the past four years, Aeroflow Breastpumps has quickly become the most profitable division at Aeroflow Healthcare. Jennifer also developed a community culture with the Breastpump Specialist that spills over to the customers. It was such a treat to chat with Jennifer, and I’m so excited about the work she does on behalf of mothers.

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Podcast #219 // Heather Dominick on Being Highly Sensitive

November 14th, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #219 // Heather Dominick on Being Highly Sensitive”

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Heather Dominick is the founder and leader of the Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur® movement. Her teachings demonstrate how highly sensitive traits when used as Strengths, rather than Shadows, can create effective entrepreneurial financial success. Her deep wisdom reaches over 100,000 Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs around the globe via her website www.businessmiracles.com and various social media channels.
She has helped thousands of HSE®s release lifelong limiting beliefs, overcome fears and learn how to build their business in a way that actually feels so good they can’t help but create solid, sustainable, high level financial success.
In this episode Heather and I chat about the traits of a highly sensitive person, what those traits mean, and how highly sensitive people can turn their shadows into strengths. We also chat about the tools highly sensitives can use to work through challenging situations. This conversation is perfect for anyone who feels different, more sensitive, and is looking for a different way to interact on a business and personal level.

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A Purposeful Week, Vol. 5 // Strep, skin infections, and testing my mettle

November 13th, 2017 Posted by Life 2 thoughts on “A Purposeful Week, Vol. 5 // Strep, skin infections, and testing my mettle”

Hello there! How was your weekend? Mine stunk. Thomas has been running a fever, and Kate had a weird skin thing going on. Come to find out on Sunday, Thomas has strep and Kate has impetigo. Luckily, my favorite pediatrician was on call Sunday and squeezed me in. Now we’re on antibiotics and hopefully on the road to recovery, at least for this strain of illness!

I feel like every time I turn around, someone is either getting sick, sick, or recovering from being sick. I know that’s not true; my kids are healthy on the whole. But, oh boy, the past several weeks have tested me in new and different ways.

Anyway, last week Dan was traveling, and I mostly held it together. Here’s what I wanted to do and how I did:

+Finalize the November content calendar and make a start on December and January.

Nope.

+Keep up with the laundry.

Yes!

+Source good salad dressing. (I LOVE Tessamea, but it’s so hard to find around here! Only certain stores carry it. And sometimes they’re out of stock).

Yes! I found more Tessamae’s! I love that brand!

+Pick up a jacket at Athleta and peruse the new arrivals!

Yes and yes! I got the Rock Springs CYA Jacket – and I LOVE it!

+Clean out/reorganize my closet.

Yep! I got rid of a new things and moved other things around, so I can better see what I have in my closet.

+Pre-make my lunch ingredients.

Yep! Each week I grill chicken sausage and cook up a big batch of quinoa.

+Continue working on the new site for my client.

Yep!

+Start working on a couple projects for my other new client, my friend, Lisa of District Line, Co.! I’m excited to work with her.

Yes!

+Film a weekly vlog.

Nope!

+Send out my e-newsletter.

Nope. And I’m missing it!

+Clean the bathrooms.

Dan did this!

+Vacuum!

Dan did this, too!

+Buy chalk paint for my dresser painting project.

Yes!

All in all, pretty good. Here’s what I want to do this week:

+Content calendar for rest of November, all of December, and all of January.

+Try, try again to create a bullet journal.

+Stay on top of the laundry.

+Get rid of stuff we don’t need from around the house. Everyone has a way to numb out/deal with stress. Mine is getting rid of EVERYTHING.

+Continue working on the new site for my client.

+Weekly vlog.

+Pre-make my lunch ingredients. (Doing this as I type!)

+Create a drugstore skin care routine. I love Paula’s Choice. But I don’t love Paula’s prices. I’m curious to see if I can put together a skincare routine from the drugstore. Any suggestions?

+Host my next meeting of Awesome Women Entrepreneurs! For you locals, it’s this Thursday, November 16! More information here!

My thought for the week comes from one of my favorite people, Brene Brown.

Let’s all be seen! Have a great week!

My Morning Routine // Tips for Creating a Healthy Start to the Day

November 9th, 2017 Posted by Wellness 2 thoughts on “My Morning Routine // Tips for Creating a Healthy Start to the Day”

The morning is my favorite time of day. I love waking up before my family to take care of myself before the daily demands of my life hit me in the face. I can handle the pressures of my life (work, small people, etc…) better if I take time to take care of myself first.

I know not everyone loves waking up early. If early, early mornings aren’t you thing, maybe you can shift some of these tips around to make them work for you.

Tip #1: Wake up before your family

I wake up around 5 a.m. If I let my kids be my alarm clock, I start my day off in the toilet. I need to start my day AWAY from them. Again, I know not everyone likes waking up early. I’ve been an early riser all my life, so I’m accustomed to it. For me, waking up early starts the night before with going to bed by 9:30 p.m. This is also probably not realistic for everyone, but I know I’m no good after a certain point, so no point in me staying up.

Tip #2: Start your day with exercise

My alarm goes off, I swing my feet over the bed, and once my feet hit the floor, I’m waking up. I head into my bathroom where I’ve already laid out my exercise clothes, shoes, and towel. This small step of preparation means everything in the morning. I’m not wasting time fumbling around in the dark looking for clothes. Make it so easy on yourself!

I decide the night before what exercise I will do in the morning. I teach a couple times a week first thing in the morning, so if it’s one of those mornings, I grab my pre-packed bag, and I’m out the door to my class. If I’m not teaching, I head down to my studio in basement to exercise. I often review/learn choreography for a class I will teach in the future or I do yoga or barre.

Tip #3: Take a walk

After I exercise, I walk the dog. If you don’t have a dog, maybe you do a cooldown with a walk outside. I love being outside, and I love walking. There’s something so therapeutic about it. It’s a great time for me to listen to podcasts, and I find it relaxing.

Tip #4: Coffee (duh!)

I survive on coffee. (And sometimes crying in my van. But that’s a story for another day!) After my walk, I pour myself a hot cup of coffee. I drink my coffee black, and we recently splurged on a new coffee maker, and it’s been worth every penny. I drink several cups of coffee every morning. Emphasis on several. I often bring my coffee with me into the shower. Which leads me to my next tip…

Tip #5: Scrub a dub dub!

I love a good body scrub. I’ve tried just about every available option from the drugstore, and my favorite is the lavender and sea salt scrub from Trader Joes. It’s about $6, and it’s huge. I feel the blood circulating in my veins when I scrub with this stuff. And it smells amazing.

Tip #6: Fuel up

I’m usually hungry in the morning, and I fuel up with a protein packed breakfast of an egg scramble. I scramble up two eggs with peppers, spinach, quinoa, chicken sausage, and bacon. If you don’t like eggs, you could make a scramble, minus the eggs, and use quinoa as a binder. If you don’t like that, try overnight oats or a smoothie. Or maybe breakfast isn’t you thing. You do you!

I know I won’t get to eat again until 1 p.m. (and I eat breakfast at 7 a.m.), so I need to pack it full of protein to stay full.

Tip #7: Swallow those supplements

As I’m scrambling up my eggs, I get out my supplements. I take turmeric and a probiotic from Organifi. I’m obsessed with these. Turmeric is essential for decreasing inflammation (the source of so many bad things) and good for joint health. And that probiotic is good for my gut. Enough said on that, right?

To try these supplements out for yourself, use the code bagley at Organifi for 20% off!

I also take the opportunity to fill up a tumbler with water. I don’t love water (it makes me cold AND have to pee every 20 minutes!), but if I fill a tumbler in the morning, I’m more apt to drink.

Tip #8: Green juice to go

On my way out the door, I bring along three beverages: my coffee, my water, and my green juice. I’ve tried to make my own green juice before, and it not only costs a ton of money in produce, but all my greens go bad before I have the chance to use them. Now I use the Organifi green juice powder, and I get all the nutrients and none of the mess (or wasted dollars). Remember, take 20% off with my code bagley.

And with that, I’m out the door (or down to my basement to record a podcast!). This routine keeps me moving and feeling productive and efficient. Until about 3 p.m. Then I’m toasted. HA! But I’m not joking. That’s my crash period, and how I deal with that is a post for another day!

You tell me – what’s your morning routine? What keeps you energized for a productive morning?

25% Friends // Episode #44 // The SAD Edition

November 9th, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The 25% Friends Podcast 0 thoughts on “25% Friends // Episode #44 // The SAD Edition”

In today’s episode we’re chatting all about SAD – seasonal affective disorder. As the days get shorter, darker, and colder, we both feel a little blue.

+Sarah and Kim talk about how their feelings for fall and winter have changed over the years.

+Sarah doesn’t like fall at all! Kim doesn’t dislike it quite as much.

+Discussion of fall-related activities and concepts and what, if any, resonate.

We also answer a listener question and chat about what’s making us happy this week!

We started an IG account! Please, come say HI! We want to talk to you!

Please connect with us on our Facebook page! We love hearing from listeners. Ask us a question or leave us a comment about the show. And you can also email us at 25percentfriends@gmail.com

Also, we’d absolutely love it if you left us a review and rating on iTunes. It makes our day to see new reviews!

Podcast #218 // Chelsea Crockett on YouTube Fame and Your Own Beautiful

November 9th, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #218 // Chelsea Crockett on YouTube Fame and Your Own Beautiful”

This episode is brought to you by Freshbooks, the cloud accouting software. Freshbooks is excited to announce the launch of the all new version of their software with powerful new features.

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– Set up online payments with just a couple of clicks and get paid up to 4 days faster.
– See when your client has seen your invoice, and put an end to the guessing games.

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I had the sweetest conversation with Chelsea Crockett, new author and YouTube star. In this episode, Chelsea and I chat about how she got into video and YouTube and how she felt when her channel took off and boosted over 1 million subscribers. We also spoke about her new book, Your Own Beautiful.

In a culture where media is constantly telling young women they have to look a certain way to be beautiful, there is a lot of pressure to conform to the world’s skewed definition of beauty. In Your Own Beautiful, YouTube sensation Chelsea Crockett shares her trademark beauty tips while challenging girls to be their own kind of beautiful.

Chelsea also shares her personal story of leaving college and receiving a depression diagnosis. We also discussed how to spread positivity online and living the bigger life. Chelsea speaks with such confidence and bravery. It was an honor to speak with her.

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Podcast #217 // Monica Leonelle on Writing, Re-Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing

November 8th, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #217 // Monica Leonelle on Writing, Re-Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing”

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I loved this conversation with Monica Leonelle all about writing! Monica is a fiction writer and columnist that focuses on writing, publishing, marketing, and storytelling. In this show, Monica breaks down all things writing, from structure to story to how to get words on a page.

Monica was born in Germany and spent her childhood jet-setting around the world with her American parents. Her travels include most of the United States and Europe, as well as Guam, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and the Philippines. She started publishing independently in 2009 and has since published over half a million words of fiction spread across four series. She averages about 8-10 published books per year.

She writes about indie publishing at ProseOnFire.com. Her non-fiction Growth Hacking For Storytellers series about writing faster and smarter have earned raving reviews from the independent publishing community for going deeper than anyone else into the topics of writing speed, dictation, and building a writing business. She currently averages around 3,000 words per hour and writes 25,000+ words per week (most weeks).

Before becoming an independent author, Monica led digital marketing efforts at Inc. 100 companies like Hansen’s Natural and Braintree, wrote copy for A-list bloggers, and trained with some of the world’s foremost thought leaders on the topics of virality and word-of-mouth marketing.

Monica is a lifetime member of Sigma Pi Sigma honor fraternity and was a 2007 Chicago Business Fellow, graduating with an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business at 25 years old. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Physics from Truman State University.

She’s been an avid blogger of marketing and business trends since 2007. Her ideas have been featured in AdAge, Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, the AMEX OpenForum, GigaOm, Mashable, Social Media Today, and the Christian Science Monitor.

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Hi! I’m Sarah, I am passionate about creating community, building deep connections, and the power of creativity. I live in Northern Virginia with my husband, our three kids, and our golden-lab mix.

I believe in leggings as pants, and I drink my coffee black. I love shopping at Costco, teaching group exercise classes, and, athleisure.

say hello!

sarah@bagley.org