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When the clutter, motherhood, relationships, and life seem too overwhelming. When you have resentment and frustration every day – this is a sign you have been living on auto-pilot- letting life happen to you instead of living it ON PURPOSE. I’ve been there. Three kids under 4 and I decided to declutter my home and realized I was living my whole life on autopilot. I wanted more. I wanted to take action, be more present, have more fun! Enjoy my kids! I’m Shawna, You might know me as your Nerdy ...
 
A podcast dedicated to exploring life lived on purpose through the stories and wisdom of others. Hosted by Janice Alpert, a licensed therapist, author, and professional speaker with a passion for helping YOU discover and fulfill your life’s purpose!
 
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Tune in for a conversation with Rabbi Karyn Kedar, who generously shares her wisdom and guidance for leading a life with purpose. Connect with Rabbi Kedar and her wonderful books through her Website. Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@aol.com Janice's Website: http://stopdiets.com If you enjoy the podcast, please leave …
 
Spring cleaning had me feeling a mental urgency at ALL THE THINGS I needed to get cleaned in my home. I am sharing how I am approaching that overwhelm. Also sharing how organization and inventory of your stuff can save you money and reduce clutter (starting with the freezer!) Products recommended here may include referral links to Amazon. If you cl…
 
Tune in for the inspirational story of Leslie Randolph. From continental moves and career changes to following your heart along the path to purpose, today's episode is one you don't want to miss! Connect with Leslie on her Website. Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@aol.com Janice's Website: http://stopdiets.com If you …
 
I was asked to cover this topic in the recent feedback survey. I think it is a great question to ask, and it is one I’ve ruthlessly searched to the ends of Pinterest to answer, ‘how to find balance in motherhood’ In this episode, I will share about the extra demands in my life right now and the ways I am finding balance in a very busy season of lif…
 
Tune in for a conversation with Angie Swartz, Founder of Life Purpose Advisor and an inspiration to those on the path to purpose. Connect with Angie through Life Purpose Advisor. Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@aol.com Janice's Website: http://stopdiets.com If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive rating and…
 
How to have more fun with our kids. It is OK if you feel like you aren’t enjoying your kids and if having fun with them is not happening or is hard to do. There are a lot of reasons why we aren’t having fun and I want to talk about those and then share ways to bring fun into your family, on purpose In this episode we talk about: The cultural image …
 
When we want others to think well of us, what is happening is we are buying into the cultural myth that WE are all good, all the time. And then our EGO steps in to defend this truth and make us look good all the time. But this comes at a cost, it disconnects us from others. What if we can allow the not so good parts of ourselves to be seen and acce…
 
Ever wonder if decluttering will be worth your time? Does minimalism really matter much? This question was asked in a recent survey I held and I thought it was so valuable. Because we all want to know that going through the work of decluttering will be worth it. Sometimes we need to hear about the benefits to help motivate us to start and move forw…
 
Listen to the story of Kristi Nelson, a stage IV cancer survivor and now the Executive Director at A Network for Grateful Living. Connect with Kristi on Gratefulness.org. Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@aol.com Janice's Website: http://stopdiets.com If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive rating and review!…
 
This is a continuation of the insights we had in the #moms30for30 challenge, where we wore 30 items of clothes for 30 days. This challenge was a way for us to shop our closets, wear clothing items we never wear (cause we always stick with familiar, right!?), put together outfits, and get dressed each day. In this episode we cover: The power of visu…
 
In this episode, we are recapping the moms30for30 capsule wardrobe challenge. I will be sharing the insights I have learned and the ones shared by the ladies who joined in this round. Listen to this if you are curious about a capsule wardrobe, simplifying your closet, being more intentional with clothes shopping, being mindful about how trends impa…
 
Hi friends, welcome to an MVP episode. These are episodes I have shared over the years that I have had feedback on that they have been particularly helpful. I am sharing these for those who missed them the first time around and for those who want a refresher. This MVP episode is all about the labels we give our kids and how it changes us and them. …
 
Listen in to the heartwarming story of special guest, Shawna Scafe. Be sure to follow her podcast and website via the link below. Connect with Shawna on her Website. Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@aol.com Janice's Website: http://stopdiets.com If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive rating and review!…
 
This past week I decluttered a few spaces in the home, the kitchen craft drawers and the office closet. These are areas that had become unruly with stuff and clutter. They have been on my list to declutter as we need to start clearing out our kitchen and dining area to prepare for an upcoming kitchen reno. In this episode I share: How decluttering …
 
We spend much of our days avoiding the emotions we don’t want to feel and panicking when we do feel those negative emotions. But then what happens is we give control over to the emotions and build up our lives hustling away the ‘bad’. Over the years I have learned a lot about emotions that has personally brought me freedom from fearing emotions. Th…
 
How do we talk about hard things? For some of us, our emotions seem overwhelming and we find ourselves dumping them out onto those around us. For some, our emotions seem unacceptable and we find ourselves bottling them up.Neither of these strategies really helps us process our emotions and make progress with them.I think we all find ourselves eithe…
 
We are feeling ready! We have stocked our motivation with books and podcasts and tedtalks, and we have our sneakers on and we are READYSo what do we do?? It is normal to start making a list of all the changes we want to make and pursue a massive overhaul of all the things we want to see changed. This is NOT the sustainable way to make change. It fe…
 
How do you go from sitting on the couch staring at your phone to DOING the THING you said you WANTED to be doing? I want to teach you how to spot AMBIVALENCE and how to address it, so you can go through the steps of moving from ambivalent to ambitious and feel ready and motivated to make the changes you want in your life. I reference the 'last epis…
 
In order to do my capsule wardrobe challenge (#moms30for30) I decided to do a big closet declutter. I'm sharing my takeaways and tips to help you do that big clothes declutter, make refined decisions about what stays, and have a strategy to build up a capsule wardrobe that WORKS FOR YOU! Cause, you need a wardrobe that works for your lifestyle, you…
 
The 30for30 is a popular closet remix challenge. This February 1st I will be hosting a #moms30for30, which is a challenge we have been doing since 2014, where we wear 30 items for 30 days. You can learn so much about your relationship to your clothes and how to make your closet WORK FOR YOU! The build-up to the big closet declutter: Packing outfits…
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Imy Wax, a psychotherapist and educational consultant who shares the story of finding her purpose. From her upbringing and professional career to becoming a published author, Imy's story is inspiring—and filled with positive lessons about following your passion and living life with purpose! Connect with …
 
The new year brings a lot of thought to the goals and habits we want to have. I have a new tool for you to try if you are feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with all the work that goes into creating new habits and stopping 'bad habits'. This is called habit refinement. A new tool to try for making habit changeWith this tool, we do a habit audit to …
 
How do you want to spend your time? Your energy? Your space and money? When you decide in line with your values you will feel intentional and purposeful with all your little and big decisions. Knowing your personal values helps you learn more about what matters to you, how you want to show up and how to make confident choices in your day and life. …
 
Tune in for a fascinating conversation with Burnout Recovery Expert, Dr. Kate Steiner! In today's episode, Janice and Kate discuss how to prevent burnout through personal stories and insightful examples. Connect with Kate on her Website Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@aol.com Janice's Website: http://stopdiets.com If…
 
Family traditions are something we often think about as we start having kids. Many of us are looking for traditions to bring into our holidays that help us make memories with our kids. Sometimes we even feel an urgency to find the 'right ones, right now'. As we start to incorporate these new tradition ideas, sometimes they don't always work. But he…
 
In today's episode, Janice is joined by award-winning author and former federal prosecutor, Meg Nocero. Tune for a conversation about navigating grief, following your purpose, and more! Connect with Meg on her Website Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@aol.com Janice's Website: http://stopdiets.com If you enjoy the podc…
 
Would you like to be more intentional with how you use your phone? Do you want to set boundaries and take back control of what your relationship with your phone looks like?In this episode, I have tips on how to do all of this, and I share my own personal phone boundaries that you might like to try too. Make sure to get the worksheets to help you cr…
 
In today's episode, Janice welcomes Jaime L. Mathews, author of Sunroofs & Shoeboxes, on the podcast. Tune in for a conversation about finding gratitude in life's little moments—from a simple walk and lovely weather to parenting, purpose, and more! Connect with Jaime on her Website. Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@ao…
 
I get messages from moms, and coach women who feel like they are addicted to their phones.They share how it pulls them out of their presence with their kids and their lives.It sucks up their time and they feel like they never have enough time.It draws in their attention and they are scrolling social media that does NOT make them feel any better abo…
 
I knew I had to share this episode as I heard more and more coaching clients tell me how much they appreciated hearing me say that I don't always enjoy my kids, that I was a mom martyr, that pregnancy was hard. I keep hearing how much it matters to hear that they aren't alone in these struggles of motherhood. In this episode I am talking about: Fee…
 
Tune in for a conversation about unleashing your potential with special guest Dianne Michels. From her youth to eventual career in HR, Dianne shares wisdom through personal experience in today's episode—you won't want to miss it! Connect with Dianne through Possibility Partners. Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@aol.co…
 
We hear a lot about the mental burden that moms carry. We have so many things on our minds about all the people and all the things that need to happen PLUS all the things we want to be doing for ourselves too. It is a weighty mental load that we are carrying around. I want to talk about a concept that will help you see some ways you can lighten thi…
 
There is a type of clutter we ALL have in our home. It is identity clutter - you know those items that for someone we are not - but rather for different versions of ourselves: our past self, our aspirational self, our socially-compliant self, and our test self. I walk you through these four types of identity clutter, how they challenge our sense of…
 
Tune in for a heartwarming discussion with Janice and Leah Simon—Founder of The Box Co. From self-care and finding your path to purpose to overcoming obstacles and redirecting your life's ambitions, this episode is filled with inspiration and encouragement! Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@aol.com Janice's Website: ht…
 
We all feel this sense of 'ideal self' that we want to be moving towards. It is safe to assume a lot of us desire some change on some level in some area of our lives. But we need to consider what change will cost us.We can't ever change if we aren't willing to make some kind of investment in it. Seeing where we need to make an INVESTMENT in the cha…
 
Feel like you are shopping too much? Want to bring a minimalist approach and mindset into how you shop?Every season we seem to be bombarded with the latest fashion trends - a marketing strategy that fast fashion uses to get us to keep buying all the latest colours and patterns. I know I feel like I need to buy a new wardrobe each season and need to…
 
As human beings, we're all inextricably connected. Morrie Elstein is a connector who's been fostering relationships across the globe for decades. His ''paying it forward'' approach has touched many lives—today, he shares the story of his journey—filled with passion and purpose! Connect with Morrie on his Website Follow Janice on Facebook and Instag…
 
I challenged you to get uncomfortable this week. Now I want to dig into doing simple things that serve a bigger purpose. Giving your discomfort a purpose to work towards the vision and goals you have for your life. I want to break it down, keep it simple, and encourage you to drop your all-or-nothing mindset. This past weekend I did another Abundan…
 
I love comfort (#typeninevibes) and I know that a lot of my comfort-seeking is more the AVOIDANCE of discomfort. I don't want to be uncomfortable. What things make you uncomfortable?For me they have been things like: Taking my small kids out in public Working on the conflicts in my marriage Exercise Getting up in the mornings Doing dishes Declutter…
 
Tune in for a conversation with Archie Messersmith-Bunting, or The Feelings Guy™—a champion of mental health awareness. From addiction and recovery to heartache, self-acceptance, and triumph, Archie shares the story of this purpose with Janice Alpert in today's episode! Connect with Archie on his Website and Listen to his Podcast Follow Janice on F…
 
Looking for ways to have more fun in motherhood and BE more fun as a mom? I have asked myself this question too. Inside of our FB Group - Simple on Purpose Community, there comes a great question. The question was in essence, I can DO fun things with my kids, take them to swim, skate, and stuff, but how do I HAVE fun with my kids? How do I BE fun? …
 
It’s back to school time! Are you ready?I know we have been enjoying the slow pace of summer and will need to put ourselves back on schedule to make back to school run more smoothly. Over the years we have developed routines that we rely on in our school and workweek. I want to share our three favourites with you as you think about how you want to …
 
Tune in for the heartwarming story of a young athlete turned businesswoman and now psychotherapist, whose unique journey led to a life serving others (and filled with purpose). Connect with Holly Katz on her Website Follow Janice on Facebook and Instagram Email Janice: stopdiets@aol.com Janice's Website: http://stopdiets.com If you enjoy the podcas…
 
How did your summer go? Anything you wish you that you did more of or less of?Today I have a PROMPT episode for you - where I will prompt you through some helpful questions that I hope will help you live more intentionally. Specifically, having a summer on PURPOSE. So let's take a minute to stop and reflect on the ways you want to improve next summ…
 
Procrastination is an avoidant strategy and there are so many layers to it, why we do it, how to redirect it, how to accept it, and so on. It is also something almost everyone does and something that can cause a lot of shame, especially for moms What is procrastination?It is putting something off for later. We all do it, everday. We put off phone c…
 
Listen to the incredible story of Andrea Eliscu—an entrepreneur and connector who listened to the voice inside that led to her purpose and ultimately a life of abundance. Whether you're living out your purpose or striving to find it, this episode is filled with wisdom and inspiration! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform and connect w…
 
When an actor is typecast, they are locked into being cast for a certain TYPE of character, always a version of the same thing. And as parents, we can typecast our own kids. We give them labels on what they are - difficult, athletic, flighty, dramatic. We can also give them seemingly positive labels - like smart, pretty, nice - and those can have i…
 
I have been researching goals and habits since we started setting them in 2015. You can hear Conor share his take on doing this work as a couple in this episode. Over the years I have searched to the ends of Pinterest and tried a lot of strategies to create habits for myself.I was doing this work fueled by the notion that I had to become a morning …
 
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