Posts in The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast

Podcast #253 // Holly Shaw on Moving Through Self Doubt

May 22nd, 2018 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #253 // Holly Shaw on Moving Through Self Doubt”

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Holly Shaw is a Creativity Coach and bestselling author who helps creatives move through blocks to find their edge. In this conversation, Holly shares her journey as a young actor struggling self-doubt and destructive behaviors to turning her life around through a personal challenge to create a flamenco dance everyday. Through her dance career, she learned how to move through creative blocks and performance anxiety, and today she works with creatives on those same issues.

I love Holly’s personal story, and I enjoyed our honest conversation about the desire in us to be seen and known.

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Podcast #252 // Catherine Middlebrooks on Core Strength for Life

May 15th, 2018 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #252 // Catherine Middlebrooks on Core Strength for Life”

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RXBAR is a whole food protein bar. What does that mean? Our bars are made with 100% whole ingredients. We want to be transparent and up front with our customers, which is why we label the core ingredients (egg whites, dates and nuts) on the front of the package and the ingredients that make up texture and taste on the back (100% real cacao, coconut, etc.). Beyond being a go-to snack that checks off a number of nutritional boxes, RXBARs actually taste delicious. We found creating a bar made from real, whole food ingredients actually tastes better than anything out there. We don’t need the fillers, the additives, the chemicals or the added sugar.
Get 25% off your first order at rxbar.com/bagley. That’s 16 delicious bars for less than $20 with free shipping!
 Today’s episode was such fun to record! Catherine Middlebrooks of brb Yoga joins me today to chat all about women’s health, post partum, and core strength. Not a day goes by that I don’t talk to a woman about core, and if you’re interested in learning all about the importance of core strength and how to strengthen your core, then this is the show for you! Catherine also shares her career journey that lead her to yoga and specializing in core, and she also discusses why she and her husband decided to pack up their stuff and travel around in an RV…with their two small children!
I loved our open and honest conversation about women’s bodies, the pressure we feel to get back in our “pre-baby” shape, how post-partum is forever, and Catherine’s thoughts on creating your ideal life.
During the show, you’ll hear me mention Catherine’s FB live videos where she demonstrates exercises and chats about core. You can find her on FB here.

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Podcast #251 // Naomi Riley on Parenting and Technology

May 8th, 2018 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #251 // Naomi Riley on Parenting and Technology”

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Confession: at this very moment, as I type these show notes, I am allowing Thomas to watch iPad, so I can edit this show and type up these notes. I want to say that because in this episode, writer Naomi Riley and I talk about parenting and technology, and we discuss the importance of monitoring screen time. But, I also want to be authentic and let you know, I do use screens as needed. And if it’s my sanity or a screen, I pick screen.

But! Naomi isn’t a luddite, and she doesn’t advocate for no screens ever. In her new book, Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat, Naomi shares research and her experience with parenting and technology. She offer tips, strategies, and advice for curtailing the reliance on screens. We also have an interesting discussion on boredom and the role being bored plays in a child’s development. Naomi and I also chat about how we very much dislike whining and what we do when our kids want us to be their cruise directors.

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Podcast #250 // Shaunti Feldhahn on Finding Rest

May 1st, 2018 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #250 // Shaunti Feldhahn on Finding Rest”

Grove Collaborative makes it easy to discover amazing natural home and personal care products. Grove selects only the best non-toxic products, so you can shop with confidence knowing that everything on their site is good for you, your family, and the planet. Find products like Mrs. Meyers, Real Simple, and Seventh Generation as well as the Grove flagship brand. Save time and money and feel good about the products you use by shopping with Grove. To claim a special offer, go to grove.co/sarahrbagley for a $30 Mrs. Meyers kit, a special gift, and two-month free VIP membership!

When I received Shaunti’s book in the mail, Find Rest, I took a deep breath and thought, this woman gets me. I find myself running from one thing to another, always feeling behind, flustered and frustrated, and wishing I could lay down and put my feet up.

If you feel the same, I have the show for YOU! Girl, go lay down!

In this episode, author and speaker Shaunti Feldhahn and I explore what real rest means, how we can get it, and why it’s so important. We also talk about laying down the Super Women myth and truly taking care of ourselves. We also discuss how we can’t be everything to everyone at all times. And those big dreams we have for ourselves take patience.

I loved this episode, and, I can’t lie, I teared up towards the end of the interview when Shaunti shares real truths about ambition and life and learning to surrender and accept the process.

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Podcast #249 // Jen Schmidt on a New Type of Hospitality

April 24th, 2018 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #249 // Jen Schmidt on a New Type of Hospitality”

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I loved this conversation with Jen Schmidt about a new way to think about hospitality. Hospitality doesn’t have to mean fussy or Martha Stewart or homemade everything or even cleaning your entire house. Hospitality means opening the door and welcoming in people. Showing them love!

Jen wrote a book on this topic titled, Just Open the Door, and I love the message in this book. For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world? To make an impact and leave a legacy with everyday invitations?
Jen has set out to reframe how we think about hospitality and to equip us to walk a road of welcome in our daily lives.

We chat all about how we can open our doors – and our hearts – to others, and how that connection brings about so much happiness.

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Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, and I’d love it if you’d take two minutes to rate and review the show. Thank you! I appreciate the support.

Podcast #248 // Dr. Whitney Bowe on the Beauty of Dirty Skin

April 17th, 2018 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #248 // Dr. Whitney Bowe on the Beauty of Dirty Skin”

RXBAR is a whole food protein bar. What does that mean? Our bars are made with 100% whole ingredients. We want to be transparent and up front with our customers, which is why we label the core ingredients (egg whites, dates and nuts) on the front of the package and the ingredients that make up texture and taste on the back (100% real cacao, coconut, etc.). Beyond being a go-to snack that checks off a number of nutritional boxes, RXBARs actually taste delicious. We found creating a bar made from real, whole food ingredients actually tastes better than anything out there. We don’t need the fillers, the additives, the chemicals or the added sugar.
Get 25% off your first order at rxbar.com/bagley. That’s 16 delicious bars for less than $20 with free shipping!
Dr. Whitney Bowe is Medical Director of Integrative Dermatology, Aesthetics & Wellness at Advanced Dermatology, P.C., in addition to being a distinguished research scientist and a thought leader in her field. She is one of the most in-demand dermatologists in America and has lent her expertise to programs like Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, The Doctors, and Dr. Oz.
In her new book, The Beauty of Dirty Skin, Dr. Bowe explains the connection between the gut and the brain and spells out the connection between the microbiome—the balance of healthy microorganisms that inhabit your body inside and out—and skin health. In our fun chat all about skin, Dr. Bowe and I discuss what the microbiome is, what the heck are probiotics, and what we can do to get healthy, glowing skin. She also shares her skin care product recommendations!
I loved this fun and engaging chat with Dr. Bowe, not only for her advice on skin care but also for our conversation about confidence and feelin our best. Thank you, Dr. Bowe!

To connect with other podcast listeners, I invite you to join my Facebook group, the Creative Colleagues Community.

Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, and I’d love it if you’d take two minutes to rate and review the show. Thank you! I appreciate the support.

Podcast #247 // Denise Stern on Let Mommy Sleep

April 10th, 2018 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #247 // Denise Stern on Let Mommy Sleep”

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When you think about new parenthood, you think about sleep. Or the lack there of! In this episode, Denise Stern of Let Mommy Sleep joins me on the podcast to talk about her business and how she helps parents get that much-needed rest!

Denise shares how she came up with the idea for Let Mommy Sleep, and how she created and formed her business. We discuss how her business works, and how she forms relationships with parents, so they can rest soundly knowing their baby is under excellent care. In this episode we also discuss how sleep is so vital to new parents and the importance of asking for help.

We also discuss Denise’s important charity, Mission: Sleep that offers free baby care for families with a parent who is deployed, wounded, or deceased.

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Podcast #246 // Edie Sundby on Facing Down Death

April 3rd, 2018 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #246 // Edie Sundby on Facing Down Death”

Edie Sundby has experienced 79 rounds of chemo, underwent four major surgeries. And she has no right lung. And yet she decided to walk the El Camino Real Trail. As a way of healing, she walked the trail to deal with the overwhelming sense of calamity.

In this episode, Edie and  I discuss her diagnosis, the therapeutic nature of walking, and creating hope against all odds. Edie wrote a book detailing her journey, and she shares the process of writing that story with me in this chat. Edie is inspiring and encouraging, and I loved this honest chat with her about life and how we keep going against all odds.

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Podcast #245 // Sarah Mackenzie on the Read-Aloud Revival

March 27th, 2018 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #245 // Sarah Mackenzie on the Read-Aloud Revival”
RXBAR is a whole food protein bar. What does that mean? Our bars are made with 100% whole ingredients. We want to be transparent and up front with our customers, which is why we label the core ingredients (egg whites, dates and nuts) on the front of the package and the ingredients that make up texture and taste on the back (100% real cacao, coconut, etc.). Beyond being a go-to snack that checks off a number of nutritional boxes, RXBARs actually taste delicious. We found creating a bar made from real, whole food ingredients actually tastes better than anything out there. We don’t need the fillers, the additives, the chemicals or the added sugar.
Get 25% off your first order at rxbar.com/bagley. That’s 16 delicious bars for less than $20 with free shipping!
What a treat to have Sarah Mackenzie of the Read-Aloud Revival on the show today! Sarah is an author, speaker and podcast host. On the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, she helps parents all over the world make meaningful connections with their kids through books. She lives in the Northwest with her husband, Andrew, and she homeschools their six kids.
On this episode Sarah and I chatted about how Sarah became so fascinated with reading aloud, how she came to create her podcast on this same topic, and her newest book, The Read Aloud Family. (This books is already a best seller and it isn’t even released until TODAY!)
During our conversation we touched on:
+How to find great books
+How to read aloud to your family
+How to get kids to listen
+Managing expectations at read-aloud time
+How to pick a book for a span of ages
+And, most importantly, how reading creates connections.
I hope you find this chat as inspiring as I did! Sarah and I laughed and connected over our love of books, and I hope you do, too!

Podcast #244 // Jennifer Mackey Mary on Clothing, Style, Capsules Wardrobes, and Confidence

March 20th, 2018 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #244 // Jennifer Mackey Mary on Clothing, Style, Capsules Wardrobes, and Confidence”

It is my honor to have Jennifer Mackey-Mary on the show today! I met Jennifer many years ago when she was speaking at a mom’s group, and I immediately wanted to be her friend. Fast forward a few years, and we are friends and part of a Mastermind group.

Jennifer is a wardrobe stylist who’s on a mission to make style simple for women at every stage. Over the last 17 years, she’s helped thousands of women cut through the clutter in their closets, and build stylish wardrobes that make getting dressed fun and easy. Jennifer is passionate about raising confident daughters, watching historical dramas on PBS, and getting every woman in America in a better bra.

In this episode Jennifer and I go deep into clothes. Why is getting dressed so hard? Why shouldn’t we buy a shirt we like in every color (guilty!). What is a capsule wardrobe? Why do I need cute shoes?

If you’ve ever walked into your closet and thought I have nothing to wear, this show is for you!

We also discuss other topics related to clothes. We do a deep dive into body image, confidence, and being in the mom slump. Jennifer and I both agree YOU deserve to feel fabulous. I hope you feel inspired to clean out your closet and get yourself some well-fitting clothes after this episode. And, no, Jennifer doesn’t just do high end. In fact, Jennifer is all about affordable fashion.

During the show Jennifer mentioned a special page for my podcast listeners. Here it is! Five Items Every Casual Wardrobe Needs:  http://bit.ly/sarahwardrobe

If you’re interested in Jennifer’s capsule guide, go here.

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Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, and I’d love it if you’d take two minutes to rate and review the show. Thank you! I appreciate the support.

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