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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March 03, 2021 00:52:55
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137: Finding Hope During Hardship (with Wendy Howe)

We all need hope. In a time when it can be so easy to feel hopeless our dear friend, Wendy Howe, shares her perspective on finding that hope. Wendy reminds us that great tragedy can lead to great hope and can strengthen us in ways we never imagined. We are so grateful to Wendy for sharing her story of pain, loss, healing, and hope and it is our sincere desire that each and every person who listens to this episode feels uplifted, inspired, and supported as they struggle with their own hardships. SPONSOR: Visit [shinecosmetics.com](http://shinecosmetics.com/) and enter code BECKY at checkout to save at least 10% off your order. SHOW NOTES: Check out Episode 007: [Wendy’s Adoption Story: Everything Happens for a Reason](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/007-wendys-adoption-story-everything-happens-for-a-reason/id1438937435?i=1000423340764) to hear another piece of Wendy’s story. Find Wendy on Instagram at @hendywow 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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137

February 24, 2021 00:49:50
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136: Through the Lens of Peace

BH shares her thoughts on how looking at life through the lens of peace can make a meaningful impact on our everyday life and on the lives of those around us. Through heartfelt, transparent, and humorous anecdotes, we explore the benefits of turning our thoughts inward and using the inspiration found there to continue to create and promote peace. We invite you to not just think about the positives peace brings but to also take the time to reflect upon what other “lenses” or aspects you want to incorporate more in your life. SPONSOR: Often we can feel overwhelmed, lost, and not sure what we want out of life. Clarity Coaching with Becky Proudfit can help give you give you the tools to discover what it is you want out of life and then help turn that inspiration into inspired action. Through these coaching sessions Becky will help you dig to the core of what makes you “YOU”, what drives you, and find out what your unique gifts are. Apply for coaching by visiting [www.beckyproudfit.com](http://www.beckyproudfit.com/) and click on “Clarity Coaching”. SHOW NOTES: BH outlines and gives examples of how to feel peace in all areas of our lives such as parenting, marriage, work, relationships, documenting, our homes, and mental space. Check out Episode 127: [Fresh Perspective in Goal Setting](https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/127-fresh-perspective-in-goal-setting/id1438937435?i=1000504530126) to hear more about where BH’s inspiration to “look through the lens of peace” came from. If you’re feeling inspired study more about peace, check out the following episodes: Episode 115: [10 Ways To Feel Peace When Everything Seems To Be Falling Apart – Part 1](https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/115-10-ways-to-feel-peace-when-everything-seems-to/id1438937435?i=1000494733873) Episode 116: [10 Ways To Feel Peace When Everything Seems To Be Falling Apart ...

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136

February 17, 2021 00:59:17
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135: Navigating Depression (with Dina Wakley)

Artist and teacher, Dina Wakley, joins us this week to discuss her experiences dealing with depression. In addition to sharing some tools that can be used to help combat depression, she also outlines some signs that can indicate when it is time to seek professional help. We are incredibly grateful for her openness, humor, and the informative way she shared her experiences with us and our listeners. SPONSOR: As proponents of lifelong learning we are so pleased to announce that the BH Classroom is now offering shorter, bite-sized courses! 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 and grab your seat! SHOW NOTES: 5 Facets of Treating Depression: 1. Nutrition 2. Talk Therapy 3. Exercise 4. Medication 5. Purpose Stay connected with Dina! Instagram: @dinawakley Facebook: Art of Dina Wakley Email: [email protected] 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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135

February 11, 2021 00:44:59
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134: 11 Tips for Better Connection with Your Spouse – Part 2

Be sure you listen to episode 133 before listening to this one. In part 2 of this conversation, we continue to discuss a few tips that can help promote connection within your marriage. Our hope is that after listening to these episodes you feel better equipped to turn away from outside pressures and focus on those specific things that you feel will deepen the connection in your own relationship. SHOW NOTES: (continued from episode 133…) TIP 4: Stay curious about your spouse. TIP 5: Recognize that it is not your spouse’s job to fulfill you. TIP 6: Unvoiced expectations are not fair and they will kill your marriage. TIP 7: Don’t project how you receive love onto your spouse. TIP 8: Don’t underestimate the power of a good walk. TIP 9: Assume the best. TIP 10: Don’t overemphasize holidays. TIP 11: Be insanely clear and direct in your communication. BONUS CHALLENGE: Don’t underestimate the power of the written word and find ways to utilize it as a means to communicate with your spouse that you are thinking of them. A few resources discussed in this episode: CD Series: For All Eternity by John Lund Book: The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman 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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134

February 10, 2021 00:31:30
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133: 11 Tips for Better Connection with Your Spouse – Part 1

There can be a lot of apprehension associated with Valentine’s Day. In an effort to help ease some of that anxiety and focus on the importance of connection in relationships, we discuss 11 tips to help you cultivate clarity, intimacy, and honesty in your marriage. Tips 1-3 are shared in this episode and we discuss the remaining tips in episode 134. SPONSOR: Time to refresh that makeup drawer? Visit [shinecosmetics.com](http://shinecosmetics.com/) and use code BECKY at checkout to save at least 10% off your purchase! SHOW NOTES: TIP 1: Throw preconceived notions of romance out the window. TIP 2: Identify what you actually want from your spouse. TIP 3: You have to be honest. Listen to Episode 134 for more tips on connecting with your spouse. 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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133

February 03, 2021 01:13:06
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132: Stop Holding Yourself Back! (with Doorly Winegar)

We all experience moments (or even full seasons) of self-doubt — times when we convince ourself we were not worthy of joy or that we are imposters in our own lives. The question is — what do you DO about it? We are joined this week by mom, military wife, and photographer Doorly Winegar, as she discusses feeling these constraints in her own life as well as the steps she has taken, and continues to take, to keep moving forward. We hope you are as inspired by Doorly’s sincerity, sense of humor, and courage as we are! SPONSOR: As proponents of lifelong learning (especially when that learning is related to the documentation of your life’s story), we are so pleased to announce that the BH Classroom will now be offering shorter + more affordable bite-sized courses. 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: Find Doorly on Instagram: @doorlymwinegar and @doorlywinegarphotography 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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