Cultivate a Good Life

Join Becky Squared (Becky Higgins + Becky Proudfit) on a weekly basis as they discuss a variety of topics in a podcast environment that is encouraging, enlightening, and FUN! New? Scroll through the topics and ...more

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April 14, 2021 01:01:05
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143: Letting Go of What People Think (with Lisa Funk)

Have you ever stopped to think about what holds you back from trying new things? We fully believe in the importance and power of having a creative outlet and also acknowledge that there can be so many outside influences that keep us from exploring those activities. We’re so honored to be joined this week by hand-lettering guru, podcaster, and promoter of mindful creativity, Lisa Funk, as we discuss the benefits of incorporating creativity into our daily routine. Lisa shares so much inspiration and encouragement for how we can let go of the perception of other people’s expectations and invite more creativity back into our lives. SPONSOR: Sign up for the FREE online mini course “My Modern Story” at [https://classroom.beckyhiggins.com/](https://classroom.beckyhiggins.com/). SHOW NOTES: Listen to Episode 114: Cultivating Better Connection with Brooke Romney [here](https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/114-cultivating-better-connection-with-brooke-romney/id1438937435?i=1000493913472). The TED Talk “Leading the Doodle” can be viewed [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDTeRZ4vGYU). Connect with Lisa! Instagram: @handlettereddesign / Facebook: Handlettereddesign / Website: [handlettereddesign.com](http://handlettereddesign.com/) / Podcast: Committed to Create FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes! ...

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143

April 07, 2021 00:55:01
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142: Identifying Your Emotions

Emotions are good. Emotions serve a purpose. And sometimes emotions can feel overwhelming. In this episode we discuss a few steps to help identify those emotions in order to understand both why we are feeling them and also how we can turn them into tools to propel ourselves forward. You’ll learn how getting curious about your emotions can lead you to a place of peace, inspiration, and positive action. SPONSOR: Use code BECKY at [shinecosmetics.com](http://shinecosmetics.com/) for 10% off your order. Visit before the end of April 9 and use code BECKY to save 20%! SHOW NOTES: Becky P. shared the following roadmap for identifying and working through your emotions: 1. Get curious. 2. Listen and articulate what you are feeling to help take the fear out of it. 3. Identify your emotions. Visit [https://www.paulekman.com/universal-emotions/](https://www.paulekman.com/universal-emotions/) to learn more about the six core emotions. 4. Recognize the duality in emotion. 5. Let that emotion inspire you, prepare you, teach you and guide you. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes! ...

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142

March 31, 2021 01:06:34
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141: Take Ownership of Your Life (with Richie Norton)

We all have dreams – but we don’t always know how to accomplish them. Powerhouse author, speaker, and serial entrepreneur, Richie Norton, joins us for an insightful and inspiring conversation about how you can take better ownership of your life! Richie shares his profound perspective on everything from debunking myths around what “balance” in life even is, to turning tragedies into triumphs, to how we frame our thoughts around failure. You will feel inspired to reexamine your goals and you will be empowered to better prioritize your time based on where you want your focus to be … ultimately leading to those dreams becoming a REALITY! SPONSOR: To apply for Clarity Coaching head to [beckyproudfit.com](https://beckyproudfit.com/) and click on “Clarity Coaching”. SHOW NOTES: Check out Richie’s books – “The Power of Starting Something Stupid” and “Resumes Are Dead and What to Do About It”. Find Richie on Instagram - @richie_norton or online at [richienorton.com](https://richienorton.com/). Be sure to also check out The Richie Norton Show podcast! FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes. ...

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141

March 24, 2021 01:12:11
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140: Christ-Centered Social Media

For many of us, social media is a very prevalent part of our day-to-day life and it can easily become something that causes more stress than positivity if we are not vigilant about the content we are both consuming and sharing. This episode is a deeply vulnerable and open conversation about how we can bring light to our social media experience and how we can be centered in Christ through our consumption, sharing, commenting, and double-tapping. You will feel inspired about how you can use social media as a tool of discipleship, goodness, and love in a way that is uniquely YOU. SPONSOR: BH Simple Notebooks can be found at [shopbeckyhiggins.com](https://www.shopbeckyhiggins.com/collections/simple-notebooks). We also recently launched 6 BRAND NEW notebook designs exclusively for Deseret Book! These stunning new notebooks can be found at a Desert Book location near you or online at [deseretbook.com](http://deseretbook.com/). We’ve also gathered some of our favorite Desert Book items and you can see them all at [desbook.com/becky](https://deseretbook.com/t/promotions/becky-higgins?utm_source=becky&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=becky-higgins&utm_content=becky-higgins). Be sure to use the code BECKY at checkout for a 10% on select products (notebooks not included). SHOW NOTES: See @realbeckyhiggins’s Instagram post called “10 Ways I Navigate Through the Hard Stuff” [here](https://www.instagram.com/p/CL5qTM1gm4Y/). BH shared the following passages from a book of scripture called the Doctrine & Covenants: D&C 1:23 D&C 3:1-15 D&C 5:21 D&C 6:10 D&C 6:14 D&C 6:33-34 D&C 10:4 D&C 10:34-52 D&C 17:3 D&C 18:38 D&C 19:25 Joseph Smith — History 1:10 Joseph Smith — History 1:33 A few of the Instagram accounts we mentioned because they share their unique gifts and spread light through social media: @dinawakley, @motherhoodmagnified, and @hendywow. For more information about our faith — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — visit [comeuntochrist.org](http://comeuntochrist.org/) or feel to DM ...

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140

March 17, 2021 01:00:44
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139: Curiosity Leads to Connection (with Annie Joy)

We’re joined this week by the amazing and truly joyful, Annie Joy, as we discuss the magic of getting curious and how it brings connection into our lives. There’s no question that the past year was especially challenging for so many of us with regard to maintaining and developing connections with others. Whether you’re feeling disconnected from yourself or a loved one, or are looking to feel more connected to humanity in general, Annie shares some beautiful and thought-provoking ideas on how to shift your perspective and invite more curiosity and connection into your life. SPONSOR: We know many of you have and use the Project Life and love being able to hold that documenting experience literally in the palm of your hand. We also know that the finishing touch of all the amazing documenting you’re doing is printing those pages. Whether you choose to print those pages in a beautiful photo book (which is so convenient to do directly in the app!) or print the pages individually and utilize the awesome page protectors, albums, and other accessories which we offer at [shop.beckyhiggins.com](https://www.shopbeckyhiggins.com/), we’ve got you covered for all your documenting needs! SHOW NOTES: Three “C”s of Connection: 1 - Curiosity 2 - Compassion 3 - Creation Connect with Annie: @heyanniejoy // [anniejoy.com](https://anniejoy.com/). FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @BeckyHigginsLLC and @BeckyProudfit. THANKS FOR THE LOVE! Love the podcast? Please share with your friends, tag us in your Instagram stories, and leave a review on iTunes! ...

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139

March 10, 2021 01:14:33
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138: 6 Ways to Connect With Your Teen

Teenagers can be deeply challenging AND amazing! As parents, sometimes it feels like the years between childhood and adulthood go by in the blink of an eye and the stress of teaching our children all the things in that time period can feel overwhelming. This week Becky P. breaks it down and discusses some specific areas parents can focus on when cultivating a deep and lasting connection with their teens. We’re also grateful to our friend Heidi Stanger for being a part in this conversation as we talk about our role as parents, providing a safe space for our children, and helping them discover their own path. SPONSOR: As proponents of lifelong learning, we are so excited to be offering shorter, bite-sized courses in the BH Classroom. Our newest course, Documenting 101, can be completed in just 45 minutes and is available for only $20! Visit [classroom.beckyhiggins.com](https://classroom.beckyhiggins.com/) to learn more! SHOW NOTES: 6 Areas of Consideration when Connecting with Teens: 1. Vocalization of validating behaviors. Switch the focus from you to them. 2. Stop thinking about characteristics as good or bad. 3. Talk to them like an adult. 4. Encourage them to find their own answers. 5. Stop doing for them what they can do for themselves. 6. Let your kids talk (even if it’s at 2am). Listen to Episode 051: [Kids + Agency (with Merrilee Boyack)](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/051-kids-agency-with-merrilee-boyack/id1438937435?i=1000448571229) Becky P.’s Book Recommendations for Teens: 1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey 2. ...

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