Inspiration | November 27

I listened to the latest episode of the Lively Show about enneagrams and was totally blown away. I had never heard of this personality test, but it’s extremely powerful – I nearly cried when they shared the healing attitudes of my personality type on the show because they rang so true. I’ve since read more about my type and find the knowledge incredible helpful and motivating. You can listen to the episode here and take a mini version of the enneagram type test here.

Brené Brown is starting an interview series on her new project Courage Works, and her very first guest was Oprah. It was so refreshing to hear Oprah’s real responses to tough, personal questions. Really inspiring.

A really beautiful idea for a simple, meaningful advent calendar focused on experiences more than things (or chocolate).

Podcasts I’ve been really enjoying and learning from this week: The One You Feed, The Everybranch Podcast, and The Chalene Show.

I’m not much for Dancing With The Stars usually, but I really liked this special routine Bindi Irwin did in tribute to her dad.

I got super into automation apps this week after listening to this episode of Elise Gets Crafty. That meant I downloaded (and am quickly falling in love with) Hazel for Mac, set up a few recipes on IFTT, and downloaded and am obsessed with the ease and usefulness of the Do Note app.

On the podcast this week, Laura and I are talking a bit more about my experience doing a 10 day juice detox.


This week went by so quickly. It had some ups and downs – the ups being dancing in the living room with my boyfriend, talking to my mom on her birthday, and reading really great books; the downs being worrying about my visa for coming back to Ecuador, and wanting to find some more community here in Quito. Overall, I had a great week full of growth and inspiration, and I’m trying to develop positive habits like reading first thing in the morning (instead of Instagram), logging out of my Facebook profile to make it harder to just click over to it throughout the day, and going for a walk by myself every morning. This weekend I’m looking forward to yoga in the park, working on some exciting new projects, and taking some new online courses. I hope you have a great weekend!

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