Positively Living

Aug 10 2020 32 mins 3

The Positively Living podcast, hosted by Lisa Zawrotny, helps the chronically overwhelmed make space for what matters most in their lives. Lisa is a Certified Stress Management Coach specializing in Productivity & Organizing who understands overwhelm personally as a wife, mom, business owner, and former caregiver. Lisa teaches value-based decluttering for your whole life (inside and out) and gives you the tools to create the systems and habits that work for you. Join her and explore ways to do less, live more, and breathe easier.





Stress Relief through Self-acceptance with Jane Tornatore
Aug 10 2020 42 mins  
Why is it so hard to accept ourselves? Why do we struggle so hard to treat ourselves with the love and compassion that we would treat a dear friend? Finding out the challenges and figuring out how to change that is important for our wellbeing in so many ways. That’s why episode 13 of The Positively Living Podcast with Jane Tornatore is about relieving stress through self-acceptance! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Jane Tornatore and I are sharing the importance of addressing the strange tendencies that keep us stuck and stressed and actionable steps you can take right now to start practicing gratitude and experiencing self- acceptance today. We cover the following topics: There is power in choosing...choosing how we perceive our feelings How we embrace habits like gratitude to create new neural pathways in our brain The way we speak to ourselves has more impact than we realize...words truly matter Jane’s dedicated list of words she wants to ban from our language I think we can all agree that kindness matters. And I firmly believe we need to start with being kind to ourselves first. The benefits are far-reaching, and with the right initial effort, self-acceptance can become an automatic part of your life that not only serves you, but others too. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH JANE TORNATORE: Website - FREE eBook toward the bottom of the page Facebook Instagram LinkedIn CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Trailer - Positively Living Podcast Episode 4 (Gratitude) - Positively Living Podcast Episode 7 (Stress) - Positively Living Podcast Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny


Busting Menopause Myths with Jacqueline Rose
Aug 03 2020 50 mins  
Menopause is a topic that isn’t discussed enough. That’s why episode 12 of The Positively Living Podcast is about menopause and the changes that women experience throughout their lives! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Jacqueline Rose is sharing the importance of discussing the myths surrounding menopause. She and I cover the following topics: How important self-awareness is ( which has been a repeat concept from other podcast episodes) The three myths surrounding menopause and why they aren’t true How the menopause journey includes much more than we realize and can impact women physically, emotionally and cognitively. That it’s possible to navigate this menopause time with ease and confidence. It is so important that we come to understand and accept what hormone fluctuation can do to our bodies and I hope you are both educated and encouraged by Jacqueline’s take on it. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life. If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH JACQUELINE ROSE: Website Facebook Instagram Doctor Appointment Checklist CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny


Meditation for Newbies: Why You Need It and How to Start
Jul 27 2020 14 mins  
Incorporating meditation into your life and doing it in a way that works best for you is effective for stress management and much more. That’s why episode 011 of The Positively Living Podcast is about meditation! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of meditation and actionable steps you can take right now to start implementing a meditation practice in your life. I cover the following topics: Meditation's full potential to help the body calm and heal on a practical level. How meditation allows your mind and body to settle into a state of balance. Using meditation as a decluttering technique and its link to productivity and organizing. What the “downside” to meditation really is. Progress, not perfection is key here. And the good news is that you’ll benefit from each and every session, no matter how poorly you think your meditation time went. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram FREE Resource Library Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Headspace Insight Timer Calm Ten Percent Chopra Center Meditation Ten Percent Happier Podcast Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny



Building Resilience through Self Care with Gillian Behnke
Jul 20 2020 43 mins  
Self care is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I have spoken about it many times on podcasts, summits, and on social media, linking it to productivity and to energy management. That’s why episode 10 of The Positively Living Podcast is about how self-care creates resilience! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Gillian Behnke and I are sharing the importance of building a healthy foundation, identifying your personal priorities so you know what matters most, and establishing boundaries to protect those priorities. Gillian Behnke and I cover the following topics: Gillian’s burnout story and the turning point that led her out of survival mode. How the word “simplify” led her to make the changes she needed. That learning to ask why we do what we do -- which is something we both love as questioners -- was a key component to uncomplicating her life at work and at home. It’s hard to pick a favorite takeaway for me, but if I had to, I would say that selfcare can be so quick and so simple. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH GILLIAN BEHNKE: Facebook Instagram Resources Mom Camp Life Mom Camp: Around the Campfire (Podcast) CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Joy List Download - Positively Productive Resources Library Lisa Zawrotny on Mom Camp: Around the Campfire Podcast 10% Happier with Dan Harris Glennon Doyle’s Book Untamed Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny


Motherhood and Money with Janice Pica-Scholl
Jul 13 2020 48 mins  
Money is consistently one of the biggest stressors and it can be difficult to have money conversations, for women especially. That’s why episode 09 of The Positively Living Podcast with Janice Pica-Scholl is about motherhood and money! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Janice Pica-Scholl and I share the importance of how we handle money conversations and offer actionable steps you can take right now to become more proactive financially, which will serve our families no matter what is happening in the world. We cover the following topics: The four ways we interact with money: making it, managing it, growing and investing it, and our mindset and relationship with it How viewing our financial situation at home as though we were running a business can help us reduce our family’s risk and take back our control How to gain confidence and understanding about money, career, and business topics as they relate to motherhood and family How empowering it is to recognize that there are areas where you need help and you don’t have to have all the answers We urge you to take the time to view your finances and do so without guilt or shame. I know this is a stressful topic, which is why I wanted to cover it. I want you to know you are not alone and that we get it and are here to support you. It’s time to be proactive. Money is no longer something that happens to you - let it be something you make happen. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH JANICE PICA-SCHOLL: Website Facebook Facebook Group Instagram LinkedIn Money Prepared Checklist Money, Career and Motherhood Podcast CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Money Coaching Institute Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny


Toxic Positivity with Valerie Friedlander
Jul 06 2020 48 mins  
Toxic positivity is an excessive and ineffective overgeneralization of a happy and optimistic state. It takes away our permission to explore, to get messy, and most importantly to learn and to heal. All this from something considered positive. That’s why episode 08 of The Positively Living Podcast is about Toxic Positivity! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Valerie Friedlander and I are sharing the importance of reducing patterns of stress and anxiety and actionable steps you can take right now to overcome toxic positivity. We cover the following topics: The excessive dose of positivity and why we as a society try to dole it out this way. Cycles of change and how we can change confrontation to conversation. How our perspective shapes us and how we see the world. I hope you enjoy your time with Valerie as much as I have. Please be sure to find her online and download her free stress quiz, which is really a stress and personality quiz. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH VALERIE FRIEDLANDER: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Stress Management Quiz CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Trailer Episode of Positively Living Motivation & Gratitude conversation Book: When the Body Says No Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny


The Impact of Stress and How to Manage it for Good
Jun 29 2020 14 mins  
In early 2020 I became a certified stress management coach because I believed that stress was both an underlying cause of my clients’ problems as well as a distracting symptom blocking their progress. That’s why episode 07 of The Positively Living Podcast is about stress management! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of stress management and actionable steps you can take right now to manage your stress for good. I cover the following topics: Two types of stress and three types of stressors. My own experience with Eustress and Distress The biological response to stress and the link to physical ailments Tips for managing stress in your life and a free checklist to help you get started When you become aware of what your stressors are and how they shift depending on what you do and what you think, you will become much more effective at managing your stress. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 10 Steps to Stress Less - Checklist Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny


Sorting Out Life with Super Organizer, James Lott, Jr.
Jun 22 2020 54 mins  
What happens when two organizers and certified life coaches come together about leading with gratitude? This episode! That’s why episode 06 of The Positively Living Podcast with James Lott, Jr. is a candid and FUN conversation about organization and productivity! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, James Lott, Jr. and I are sharing the importance of organization and actionable steps you can take right now to simple, inspired hacks to organize with large rewards. James Lott, Jr. and I cover the following topics: James’ journey into becoming The Super Organizer. How he did it through positivity and how he let go of so much stress in the process. Sort it Out Sundays: Small Organizing Tips that Lead to Large Rewards, a book by James with the tips he's created, or collected from older family members, with lots of trial and error, from his 11 years in the Professional Organizing biz! My favorite recommendations from his book: Grab a Notebook — safe place to capture and bold ideas, aka Getting Things Done Envision the End result — drives you forward, gives you clear goal “start with the end in mind” No Man/Woman is an Island — collaboration is key. We think we “should” be able to do it. How when you put good things out into the world, it comes back to you. James is a Certified Professional Organizer, is the Founder/CEO of The Super Organizer, LLC, and of JLJ Media. He is a national speaker/teacher and Certified Life Coach. He produces his own content and does work with Maria Menounos’ Afterbuzz Media Networks! as a Producer/Creator/ Director/Showrunner/Host for over 1,000 hours of TV over the last 5 years. Extra Connections is his interview show on the network. For five years running, James has the only weekly Organizing radio show called THE SOS SHOW with James Lott, Jr. He has 7 other weekly podcasts and 3 Web series. James is also the author of over 20 books and has 5 albums out! James holds many certifications and a Doctorate in Divinity. This is not a conversation you don’t want to miss. You never know how what you do inspires others. This man inspires me so and I’m thrilled to share his personality, positivity, and wisdom with you today. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH JAMES LOTT, JR.: Facebook Instagram YouTube Soundcloud Spreaker The SOS Show (Podcast) A Lott of Help Books on Amazon CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny


The Whole SELF Lifestyle™ with Sarah Argenal
Jun 15 2020 58 mins  
When celebration is in the air, it’s hard not to share! That’s why episode 05 of The Positively Living Podcast is a crossover episode with Sarah Argenal, MA, CPC! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Sarah and I celebrate big news together by sharing the details and offering combined advice on how to go beyond the burnout as a working mom. Sarah and I cover the following topics: The reasons Lisa started her podcast and how Sarah’s book came to be and the overlap of the two The overarching philosophy of Sarah’s book where she helps us flip the focus and go inside How deep healing cannot come from surface level tactics and what to do instead Sarah’s book is an excellent companion to what Lisa coaches and an effective resource to help you do the work necessary to live the life you desire. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life. If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH SARAH : Facebook LinkedIn Working Parent Resource Podcast The Whole Self Lifestyle (Sarah’s Book) CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: WPR046: The Deeper Purpose of Productivity with Lisa Zawrotny WPR068: The S.I.M.P.L.E. Way to De-Clutter your Environment, Your Mind, and Your Life with Lisa Zawrotny WPR087: Sneak-Peek! The Whole SELF Lifestyle for Working Parents Book and the Positively Living Podcast with Lisa Zawrotny Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny


The Power of Gratitude
Jun 08 2020 17 mins  
Gratitude is a topic you find everywhere. I believe in the power of gratitude, but I also believe we need to understand it and approach it the right way. That’s why episode 04 of The Posivitly Living Podcast is about Gratitude -- the power habit that brings healing and abundance! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of gratitude and actionable steps you can take right now to have more gratitude in your life. I cover the following topics: The three categories of gifts and opportunities that gratitude can give us. Some real statistics that back up a gratitude practice 5 myths I believe perpetuate our misunderstanding of gratitude How you can join a community that will help you develop and/or deepen your own gratitude practice. There are as many ways to practice gratitude as there are reasons to be grateful. For some, the concept can be overwhelming, especially when life is challenging. But, with a little guidance, it can be one of the easiest things to include in your life and it offers one of the greatest return on investments. It is a cumulative process that builds so beautifully on itself. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 1: Gratitude Statistics The Psychology of Gratitude Shawn Achor How Gratitude can Help you Through Hard Times 10% Happier - Podcast by Dan Harris Positively Grateful Series Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny




Declutter your Life with the SIMPLE™ System
Jun 01 2020 18 mins  
Clutter is a hot topic for a reason. It’s easy to create and not always easy to remove. That’s why episode 02 of The Positively Living Podcast is about decluttering your life using the SIMPLE™ system! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the impact of clutter in your life and actionable steps you can take right now to start your decluttering journey. I cover the following topics: What is clutter and why does it matter? The five types of clutter - I cover each of them What is the true cause of clutter in your life? How to take the next steps toward decluttering your life Clutter isn’t just what’s in your closet. It can be in your mind and heart, or your smartphone. It causes stress and costs you money. Investing in its removal is worthwhile, but do it the right way for you. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life. If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Declutter & Destress Workbook Data Report One Mobile Apps Statistics Storage Industry Statistics How to Get Rid of IPhone Apps Email Overload Statistics Apps that Use the Most Data Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny







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