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The Struggle Well Project

Don't stop at 'struggle.' Love your actual life so you don't run away from home. Perfection is nonsense and peace is a perspective shift away!
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Jan 28, 2019

Do you worry that you’re messing your kids up when it comes to body image? Maybe YOU feel a little messed up when it comes to body image. That’s where Rebecky and I come in. We are here to solve all of the body problems and let you know that we feel a little messed up too. These are the things we are sure of: nakedness can be used to repel children when you need a moment alone, “boring” meal preps are some peoples bag and finally, this is 100% the best episode we’ve recorded yet.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • when should you stop being naked in front of your children

  • ways to help instill a healthy body image for your daughter

  • tips on how to feel more confident in a bathing suit

  • the never-ending struggle to find time and motivation to work out

  • Rebecky’s solution to her Double Stuffed Oreo cravings

  • easy, portable healthy lunches

LINKS MENTIONED:

Lime Ricki
maddy_gutierrez_
ashley_dorough

CONNECT WITH REBECKY:

website | instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Branch Basics: get 15% off your starter kit using promo code SWP at checkout
Carma Project: join the project now at joincarma.com/swp
Daily Harvest: use promo code SWP and get 3 free cups in your first box
Prep Dish: get a free 2 week trial at prepdish.com/swp

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon | Amazon

SHARE THE STRUGGLE!

If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love the Struggle Well Project? Please leave a review here!

Jan 21, 2019

Have you been caught up comparing yourself to others? Are you finding LITTLE imperfections in yourself and feeling inadequate in a BIG way? Shoot girl, you forgot your worth AGAIN! Body image is tri-cky and you are not alone in this struggle.

Meet Kara. She is the mastermind behind Wellness Witness, a program that helps women on their journey towards better health: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She is a gifted champion for wellness who married her best friend and became a Mama to two. She’s also got a WILD golden doodle puppy named Boone and a 4-year old rescue dog named Bailey.

As a Cancer Survivor, Kara wants to do everything she can to take care of her body so that she never has to hear the words “You have Cancer” again. She plays the bass guitar, sings in a worship band at church and used to work as a school counselor. God has called Kara into leading ministry full-time at Wellness Witness and as a certified Revelation Wellness Instructor.

Kara is wise beyond her years in the wellness field and has a lot to offer us in this short chat. Let’s not chase after that perfect body every day. It’s a mirage creating exhausted and discontent. Let’s LOVE the body we have been given and have a little fun with wellness along the way!

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • the story behind Wellness Witness and how it’s evolved

  • measuring results by obedience

  • how God has used Kara’s “mess” to meet other women where they are

  • the truth that you don’t have to have it figured out, you just have to keep trying

LINKS MENTIONED:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

CONNECT WITH KARA:

website | instagram | facebook | twitter | youtube

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

BioClarity: get a free clarity mask when you purchase a routine using promo code SWP at checkout
Zola: sign up for your free wedding website and get $50 off your registry by visiting zola.com/SWP
Branch Basics: get 15% off your starter kit using promo code SWP at checkout
Noom: visit noom.com/SWP to start your trial today

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon | Amazon

SHARE THE STRUGGLE!

If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love the Struggle Well Project? Please leave a review here!

Jan 14, 2019

It’s body month (Have you downloaded the printable yet?) and in this episode, Katie and I are talking all things kitchen including our kitchen irritations and habits as well as tips and tricks for getting our kids involved in the kitchen. We also share a few of our favorite recipes and stories from our childhood.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • music we like to listen to while we’re in the kitchen

  • things we do to keep our kids involved in the kitchen

  • tips for hosting dinner parties

  • our favorite kitchen memories

  • what we dislike about being in the kitchen

LINKS MENTIONED:

Egg Slicer
Nom Nom Paleo Instant Pot Carnitas
Emily’s Party Punch
Sonoma Chicken Salad
Whole Foods Market Cookbook

CONNECT WITH KATIE:

instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Branch Basics: get 15% off your starter kit using promo code SWP at checkout
Carma Project: join the project now at joincarma.com/swp
Brooklinen: get $20 off + free shipping with promo code SWP
Prep Dish: get a free 2 week trial at prepdish.com/swp

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon | Amazon

SHARE THE STRUGGLE!

If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love the Struggle Well Project? Please leave a review here.

Jan 7, 2019

It’s not called the “witching hour” for no reason. Dinnertime comes to the Thomas house daily and with it comes crying and drama (and sometimes my kids are upset too…). I got a lot out of this chat and I hope you do as well!

Polly is a wife, mother, blogger, foodie, money-saver, animal-lover, and freezer cooking evangelist. She has a heart for equipping and encouraging young moms and women to thrive in their homes. Her blogging journey began when she and Rachel Tiemeyer founded Thrivinghomeblog.com and found that blogging and writing has not only kept her mind sharp during these foggy-sleep-deprived years but has also served as a much-needed creative outlet. Polly is a go-getter, project manager, sometimes a bit too honest, hard-working mom who enjoys a challenge... and a strong mocha with extra whip on the hard days.

What we chat about:

  • the story behind Polly and Rachel’s freezer cookbook, From Freezer to Table

  • building community while meal prepping

  • letting go of the expectations you had for your kids and embracing who they are

  • how nurturing her child’s ADHD has affected their relationship

Links mentioned:

Thriving Home
From Freezer to Table
Loving the Little Years
Shoe Dog
Hellbound on His Trail
Libby
Thriving Home recipe tester team

Connect with Polly:

website | instagram | facebook | pinterest

Connect with Emily:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

Episode Sponsors:

Daily Harvest: use promo code SWP and get 3 free cups in your first box
Noom: visit noom.com/SWP to start your trial today
Care Of: get 20% off your first month with code SWP
Blinkist: visit blinkist.com/SWP to start you free 7-day trial

Support the show:

Patreon | Amazon

Share the Struggle!

If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love the Struggle Well Project? Please leave a review here!

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