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Ready to get colorful with your feelings? I want to show you how to think of your emotions as a palette, filled with blues of sadness, reds of passion, and every hue in between. Listen in to this Summer Short as we dig into how to mix and balance these colors to paint a picture of a life truly felt. Get your brushes ready; we're about to create an emotional masterpiece!
Life can be a real rollercoaster, right? When everything feels like it's spinning out of control, it's tough to stay positive. You might wonder if there's any light at the end of the tunnel. But here's the thing: what if hope isn't something we stumble upon, but something we actively create? In this episode, we're diving into the idea that hope is a choice we make, a way we look at things, and the story we tell ourselves about what's possible. Come along for the ride as we explore how to hang onto hope, no matter how tough things get. Trust me, you won't want to miss this one as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
It's easy to get caught up in chasing expectations and seeking approval from others. But what if true happiness comes from loving ourselves more, not doing more? In this episode, we'll dive into the idea of putting self-love first and see how accepting ourselves can really change our lives. Let's clear away the pressure from outside demands and focus on creating a life filled with compassion, kindness, and unapologetic self-love. Join me on this summer road trip in making self-love our top priority as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
Ah, the camera we carry around everywhere and MAYBE use as a phone once in a while. But in the age of digital photography, it's easy to take for granted the power of a single image to capture a moment, a memory, a story.  So what about the pictures we have yet to take - the future memories waiting to be framed and cherished?  In this episode, I'll reflect on the significance of the photographs we hold dear and explore how being present and mindful in our everyday lives can help us create new "frame-worthy" moments. Join me as we ponder the stories behind the images and discover the joy of embracing the imperfect, in-between moments as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
Have you ever felt drained after hanging out with certain people? It's like they somehow managed to suck the energy right out of you! Well, it turns out that the company we keep can seriously impact our well-being. In this Summer Shorts episode, we're going to talk about "mindful companionship" - a fancy way of saying "choose your friends wisely." We'll explore how setting healthy boundaries and letting go of toxic relationships can help you create a personal ecosystem that's all about positivity and growth. Join me as we dive into the importance of surrounding yourself with people who lift you up and support your journey. Get ready to discover the freedom that comes with putting your own well-being first and nurturing relationships that truly nourish your soul. So, grab a snack, get comfy, and let's talk about how to create a social circle that's got your back as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
The world we live in often pushes us to focus on the big picture! It's easy to overlook the small, everyday moments that bring joy and meaning to our lives. But what if these seemingly insignificant details are actually the key to unlocking greater presence, gratitude, and fulfillment?  In this first episode of the Summer Shorts Series, we'll explore the art of noticing the little things and discover how shifting our perspective can transform our experience of life.  Join me as we challenge ourselves to pause, breathe, and appreciate the beauty in the everyday - one tiny thread at a time.
Have you ever felt like you're constantly racing through life, chasing one milestone after another, without ever feeling like you've truly "arrived"? In a world that glorifies hustle and grind, it's easy to get caught up in the endless pursuit of some imaginary finish line. But what if the most meaningful parts of our lives aren't meant to be rushed through, but savored? In this episode, we'll explore the transformative power of pressing pause - and how slowing down can actually be the key to richer, more purposeful living. Join me as we question our culture's obsession with achievement and discover the joy of embracing life's journey, detours and all as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. This Episode is Sponsored by: Endel Endel is a game-changing app that creates personalized soundscapes to help you sleep, focus, and find calm in the chaos of modern life. Get an exclusive 7-day free trial when you visit endel.io
Have you ever felt like a fraud, despite all evidence of your success? Do you doubt your abilities and fear being exposed as an impostor? In this episode, I dive deep into the world of impostor syndrome. We'll explore the idea behind this common experience and uncover some easy tips to silence your inner critic and step into your OWN authentic powered self. Join me as we break free from impostor syndrome's grip and learn to embrace our true, deserving selves as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. This episode is sponsored by Greenlight, the debit card and money app that empowers parents to raise financially smart kids. Get your first month free at Greenlight.com/calm.  This episode is also brought to you by IXL Learning, the online learning program that helps kids master subjects and build confidence. Get 20% off your membership at IXL.com/calm.
Have you ever felt like you're seeing yourself through a funhouse mirror, distorted by others' perceptions? In this episode, we'll explore how our self-image can get warped when we focus too much on how we think others see us.  I'll share insights on navigating this "funhouse mirror effect" and learning to let go of external expectations. Join me as we uncover the path to embracing your authentic self and finding true self-love.  Let's shatter those mirrors together and see ourselves through clear, compassionate eyes as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1. This episode is sponsored by: IXL & Miracle Made  IXL Learning is an online K-12 program that helps kids master Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Used by 1 in 4 U.S. students, IXL provides personalized learning to boost confidence and scores. Save 20% on a membership at IXL.com/calm. Miracle Made's temperature-regulating sheets, inspired by NASA technology, can help you sleep better by keeping you cool and comfortable all night. Their silver-infused fabric is self-cleaning and stays fresh 3x longer. Try Miracle Made risk-free and get 40% off plus 3 free towels with promo code CALM.
When's the last time you felt truly present in your life? Like R-E-A-L-L-Y taking each moment in instead of just racing to the next thing. In a society that glorifies busyness, it's easy (and often) to lose sight of what really matters.  Join me as we explore how to reclaim our time and energy by aligning our days with our deepest values. I share some practical thoughts for saying no to draining obligations and yes to the things that give us life. If you're ready to hop off the hamster wheel and start investing in what feeds your soul, this episode is for you. If so, let's Calm it Down in 3…2…1. Episode Sponsor: Miracle Made Sleep better with Miracle Made's NASA-inspired temperature-regulating sheets. Infused with silver, they prevent 99% of bacterial growth and stay fresh 3x longer. Save over 40% plus get a free towel set with promo code CALM at TryMiracle.com/CALM.
Have you ever felt like you're drowning in a sea of never-ending bad news? In the age of everything in front of us with a screen, we're constantly bombarded with content across the emotional spectrum, from cute puppy pics to devastating tragedies, often without warning. As I explore how to stay engaged and empathetic in this 24/7 news cycle world while still making space for the joyful, "G-rated" moments that make life worth living, I invite you to join me on this journey of finding balance. Together, let's discover how to care for our well-being, focus our efforts to make a meaningful impact, and savor the simple pleasures that bring us hope and resilience as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. Episode Sponsor: Wild Health offers personalized, preventative healthcare using your unique genetic, biometric, and lifestyle data. Their Precision Medicine approach provides tailored nutrition, exercise, and supplement recommendations to optimize your health and longevity. Get 20% off your membership with code CALM at WildHealth.com/CALM.
Have you ever found yourself chasing happiness, only to feel like it's always just out of reach? I used to believe that joy was like a rare unicorn, attainable only through grand adventures and major milestones. But what if true, lasting happiness is closer than we think? In this episode, we'll bust some common myths about what brings joy and explore how to cultivate contentment in the here and now. Join me as we discover that the magic of happiness lives within us, waiting to be uncovered. Episode Sponsors: Greenlight is a debit card and money app designed to help families teach kids about financial responsibility. With features like custom chores and automatic deposits, Greenlight makes it easy for parents and kids to navigate the world of money together. Sign up at Greenlight.com/calm and get your first month free. IXL is an online learning program that covers Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies for grades Pre-K through 12. Designed to help kids build understanding and mastery, IXL offers interactive elements and adjusts to each child's unique needs. With one subscription covering all subjects and grades, IXL is a convenient and effective learning tool. Sign up at IXL.com/calm and get 20% off your membership.
Have you ever found yourself caught in the gap between what you intend to do and what you actually end up doing? I know I have, and it's a pretty universal human experience. In this episode, we'll get real about what's really driving our choices and start taking small, consistent steps towards our goals. We explore this gap with curiosity and kindness, and discover what awesome things could happen when we start matching our actions with our dreams, one tiny choice at a time. Join me as we dive in to find that bridge between intention and action as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. Episode Sponsors: Honeylove has created incredibly comfortable bras with supportive bonding that eliminates pokey underwires and soft, stretchy fabric that feels like a second skin. For a limited time, get 20% off your entire order with the exclusive link: honeylove.com/CALM. Miracle Made offers temperature-regulating bedding with silver-infused fabrics inspired by NASA technology, allowing you to sleep at the perfect temperature all night long. Their sheets also prevent up to 99.7% of bacterial growth. Save over 40% on your order, get 3 free towels, and an extra 20% off with the promo code CALM at TryMiracle.com/CALM.
Have you ever felt like a stranger in your own skin, constantly at war with the reflection staring back at you in the mirror? Yup, raising my own hand.  In a world that bombards us with unrealistic beauty standards and perpetuates the toxic notion that our worth is tied to our appearance, is it any wonder so many of us struggle to make peace with our bodies? Join me as we explore the roots of body image issues and discover powerful strategies for cultivating radical self-acceptance, one baby step at a time.  Together, let's learn to celebrate the miraculous vessels that carry us through this wild, precious life - dimples, jiggles, and all as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1. Today's Episode Sponsor: Babbel Babbel is a top-rated language learning app that makes it easy to start speaking a new language with confidence. Their bite-sized, 10-minute lessons are crafted by expert linguists and focus on real-world conversations you'll actually use. Plus, their speech recognition technology helps you perfect your pronunciation. As a special offer for our listeners, get up to 60% off your Babbel subscription by visiting Babbel.com/CALM. Start your language learning journey today with Babbel and open up a world of new connections and experiences!
Have you ever felt like a part of you is stuck in the past, holding onto old wounds and patterns? In this episode, we'll explore the transformative power of inner child healing. Join me as I share personal stories and practical tools for reconnecting with your younger self, honoring your past hurts, and reclaiming the joy and wholeness that can be truly your's. Together, we'll discover how tending to your inner child can help you release old baggage, heal deep-seated wounds, and shine your unique light in the world. Get ready to embrace your inner firefly and rediscover the radiant, resilient spirit that's been within you all along as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1. In this episode, I also share how upgrading your sleep environment can support your inner child healing journey. Discover Miracle Made's temperature-regulating, silver-infused sheets that keep you comfortable all night long. Plus, enjoy over 40% off and get 3 free towels with promo code CALM at TryMiracle.com/CALM.
Have you ever poured your heart into a dream, only to watch it crumble before your eyes? In those gut-wrenching moments, it's easy to believe that failure is a reflection of our worth - that we're simply not good enough. But what if we could rewrite that story and learn to see failure in a new light? In this episode, we'll explore how to make friends with failure, reframing our setbacks as powerful teachers and discovering the hidden gifts within our most humbling moments. Listen in as I uncover how our failures can actually shape us into wiser, more resilient versions of ourselves, ultimately leading us to a life of greater courage and possibility as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. Episode Sponsors: Incogni: Protect your privacy with Incogni, the service that requests data brokers delete your personal information. They handle the time-consuming process of removal and ongoing data cleansing. Use code CALMIT at incogni.com/CALMIT for 60% off an annual plan. Honeylove: Honeylove's shapewear, like their SuperPower Short, smooths and sculpts without sacrificing comfort. Enjoy targeted compression, flexible boning to prevent roll-down, and convenient features for easy wear. Save 20% at honeylove.com/CALM and let them know we sent you. Miracle Made: Miracle Made's temperature-regulating sheets use NASA-inspired silver-infused fabric to keep you comfortable and prevent bacterial growth. Enjoy soft, luxurious bedding and save over 40%, plus get an extra 20% off and a free towel set with code CALM at trymiracle.com/CALM.
Have you ever wondered who the person is behind the roles we see every day? In this episode, we wander through the metaphorical market of life, exploring the stories behind the faces of bakers, artists, and even those we pass by without a second thought. I'm Chad Lawson, and I invite you to join me in discovering what it truly means to be "Simply Human." Let's peel back the layers together, looking beyond the labels to connect, understand, and celebrate the shared journey of humanity. This episode's sponsor - Factor Meals Discover the joy of eating well with Factor's chef-crafted, dietitian-approved meals, ready in just 2 minutes. With over 35 weekly options tailored to fit your lifestyle, including Calorie Smart and Keto, plus over 60 add-ons, healthy eating has never been more convenient or delicious. No prep, no mess, just mouthwatering meals delivered to your door. Use promo code calm50 at FACTORMEALS.com/calm50 for 50% off your first order. Fuel your body and soul with Factor.
Ever felt lonely, even when you're not alone? This episode dives into why we all feel lonely sometimes and what we can do about it. I talk about the challenge of making friends as adults and share ideas on how to connect with others more easily. Let's find out together how one new friend could change everything as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. Episode Sponsors: In this episode, I've teamed up with Wild Health, a revolutionary approach to personalized healthcare. Using precision medicine, they tailor health recommendations based on your unique genetic makeup. Discover how to optimize your health for the better. Use promo code CALM for 20% off your membership at WildHealth.com/CALM. Also, we introduce Incogni, your ally in protecting digital privacy. They contact data brokers on your behalf to remove your personal information, safeguarding you from data leaks and cyber-criminals. Secure your privacy with a 60% discount on an annual plan by using code CALMIT at incogni.com/CALMIT.
Have you ever noticed how waiting, something we often see as just an annoying pause, can actually be filled with wonder and purpose? In this episode, I dive into the magical moments of waiting, exploring how these pauses are meant to enrich our lives. With the new collaboration release with Endel Music and my song "In the Waiting," we'll explore a simple yet profound breathing exercise to help us embrace these moments. Join me, and let's discover the beauty and peace waiting can bring into our lives as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. Today's Sponsor: And, in today's pause, I'm thrilled to share a game-changer for your laundry routine: Earth Breeze Eco Sheets. These ultra-concentrated, eco-friendly sheets transform the way we do laundry, ditching the bulky plastic jugs for a simple, mess-free experience. Plus, they're kind to our planet. Ready to make laundry day a breeze and save 40%? Just use my promo code at EARTHBREEZE.com/calm. Let's make a difference together.
Ever found an old t-shirt you just can't throw away? In this episode, "From Worn-Out Tees to Inner Peace: Letting Go of Emotional Baggage," I talk about why we hold onto stuff and feelings we don't need. We'll see how letting go helps clear our minds and makes room for new things. Listen in as we learn how getting rid of the old can bring us peace as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. This episode is sponsored by Honeylove Check out Honeylove for comfy bras and shapewear that boost your confidence. Honeylove designs products that provide amazing support without compromising on comfort, making you feel confident all day long. Don't miss out on their exclusive deal for our listeners: get 20% off your entire order with the promo code CALM at honeylove.com/CALM
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Ashley Armstrong

This was a beautiful episode. I'm sure so many people out there need this perspective right now. Blessings 🙏

Dec 10th
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shalliz

thanks for making this podcast:)

Nov 18th
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