The Love Is Viral Show Episode 97: Breaking the Shackles of “Should” with Shelley Paxton

Shelley Paxton’s world looked so sexy from the outside, she had a dream job riding motorcycles all around the world while serving as VP, Global Marketing + Brand (CMO) of Harley-Davidson, but yet she felt like she was dying inside. While trying to understand what was happening, Shelley felt guilty, confused, and alone until her soul gave her a literal wake up call. In 2016 she walked away from the corporate world to become Chief Soul Officer of her life and, ultimately, her own company. 

In this episode, we discuss:

How solitude and meditation can help you reconnect with your soul

The importance of living in alignment with your truth 

How to navigate the space between letting go of your corporate identity and finding your true self

The toxicity of “should”, and how to break free 

And how to get comfortable with being bold & courageous in the creation of your life. 

Shelley Paxton is a Chicago-based author, international speaker, and transformational coach – aka Liberator of Souls. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as NBC, CBS, Thrive Global, Forbes, and PBS. And her first book, Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life, was published by Simon & Schuster in January 2020. On the back of her book’s success, she’s launching the Rebel Souls podcast with an invitation to flip the middle finger to the status quo in life, business, and the world at large.

Shelley spent 26 years as a highly regarded marketing and advertising executive, stewarding some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Harley-Davidson, Visa, McDonald’s, and AOL. Shelley launched Soulbbatical with the mission to liberate the souls of leaders and organizations by inspiring them to embrace their greatest truth, purpose, and possibility. As a certified professional coach, Shelley works with executives at Fortune 100 companies and fellow rebel-soul individuals and entrepreneurs. She has also trained with some of the top teachers in the world, including researcher and five-time New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown. She’s on a mission to liberate a billion souls.

I love Shelley’s reminder that when we have faith and take the next right step, we allow for life to unfold for us in a bigger and more beautiful way than we ever could’ve imagined.  

You can find Shelley online at soulbbatical.com.  And on Instagram and Twitter @soulbbatical

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 96: Habit Better with Sean Miles & Katie Miles

Sean & Katie Miles believe that your habits are the vehicle that will get you to your goals. They stress the importance of building habits customized to your journey, along with maintenance habits, which include planning time for play and for rest. Sean and Katie are the brother and sister who co-founded Habitbetter with the goal of bringing one million people habitual happiness! Habitbetter uses guided journaling to train the brain and help people achieve goals, build healthy relationships and manage stress.

In this episode, we discuss:

The psychology of growth, and how our habits rewire our brain

What it means to be goals focused v values focused 

Why self-reflection through journaling can help us design our own journey and create our own blueprint. 

And How to consciously use habits to create habitual happiness and healthy relationships. 

Sean Miles is a MBA, certified Scrum master and Triathlete who lives, breathes and eats Healthy Habits. He is an active journaler and meditates daily. Sean has read just about every book on self-improvement, habit formation, and goal setting, but he wanted more. So- he created it. He came to his sister Katie with an idea she couldn’t turn down: An Institute that doesn’t just tell, but teaches and guides people in creating better habits and achieving their goals.

Katie Miles is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples and families in her private practice to manage and overcome their struggles, heal and strengthen relationships, move through pain and suffering, and find growth and fulfillment. She co-founded Habitbetter in order to expand her mission to a broader audience and make these tools for growth accessible to all who want it! She knows growth starts with small habits, and journaling is one of her favorite habits for exploration, innovation, healing, development and change.

I love Sean & Katie’s reminder that you are the tool, and by refining your tool on a constant basis through personal development, you can make sure you’re in the right place to show up and serve the people and the world around you. 

You can check out Habitbetter and all their resources and tools for creating better habits at habitbetter.com 

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 95: Unfollow, Unfriend, Unload: Navigating Digital Media with Lacey Johnson

Lacey Johnson has come to the conclusion that it’s not the Digital Age or social media that has become a problem in today’s society, but rather it’s the user error stemming from our relationship with it and the intention behind how we use it to connect. Lacey is an award-winning essayist, editor and journalist. With a deep intrigue for human beings, and a fiery passion for smacking her readers in the face with life-unlocking truths, she writes and reports boldly and introspectively about topics that challenge the status quo—in the realms of fulfilling relationships, mental health, popular culture, women’s issues and the nuances of self-optimization.

In this episode, we discuss:

How social media has contributed to higher suicide rates

The importance of seeing past the staged posts, and staying authentic on social media

Why we need to be aware of how the content we consume affects our mood and mental health

And the challenge parents are facing raising kids and how to support them while they discover who they are… not who anyone else wants them to be. 

Lacey Johnson has worked with a diverse range of authors, celebrities and spiritual thought leaders — including Deepak Chopra, Daymond John and Gabrielle Bernstein. She founded The Wonder Report in 2018, and her words can be read in a variety of top print and digital media sources including CosmopolitanMarie ClairePOPSUGAR, O The Oprah Magazine and othersmany of which have been syndicated by Apple NewsMSN and Yahoo! millions of times. Lacey is also deep in the process of authoring her first book, which vividly explores and reveals her unexpected evolution through pregnancy and new motherhood. 

I love Lacey’s reminder that we are responsible for ourselves, and the content that we consume and allow into our garden. If we don’t like the way we feel or the thoughts we’re having, then it’s time to change the content. 

You can find Lacey online at laceyjohnson.com and thewonderreport.com, or on Instagram and Facebook @thelaceyjohnson 

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J