Plan Simple with Mia Moran
You Can Do Anything with Shalena Broaster

You Can Do Anything with Shalena Broaster

January 16, 2020

“A goal that is worthy of you is one that stretches you. It stretches your way of thinking, it stretches your way of believing. It stretches your way of being.” – Shalena Broaster

Shalena DIVA Broaster is a global business coach who helps new online coaches start their online coaching businesses. DIVA stands for discover, invest, value, and appreciate.

As we are entering a new year filled with dreams and aspirations, Shalena gives us some tools to help us realize our wildest dreams. She shares the obstacles she faced as she walked towards her dreams, which included being homeless and losing custody of her son.

Shalena literally is light and shares some amazing ideas about creating the life we want. 

Here is the CliffsNotes version...

    • Start by asking for what you want. You can’t manifest what you want without knowing and saying what it is. 
    • Sometimes you have to make a decision, and once you make a change, things start to happen. But you have to go with the information, the tools, and the information that you have at the time. 
    • Everyone wants to talk about those, those mountaintop moments. But Shalena tells people about what they're going to experience in the valley, because we're made in the valley. 


  • Choose a goal that is worthy of you. A goal that is worthy of you is one that stretches you. It stretches your way of thinking, it stretches your way of believing. It stretches your way of being.
  • Know that you will have setbacks, but don’t let setbacks become a red light that stops you. Know that it just comes with the territory of goals that are worthy of you. 
  • There is no right way to do things … and no wrong way. You have to go back to trusting and listening to your inner self. There is no right way. There is your way.
  • Remember that when you plant a seed, it takes time for it to grow before you can harvest it. Don’t get discouraged or try to reap right away.


Listen in above to hear the whole story and all the nuggets of wisdom that Shalena gives us in the episode.



Shalena “D.I.V.A.” Broaster is the best-selling author of “Fire Your Friends: A Woman’s Guide to Becoming Her Own Best Friend” and an award-winning speaker. Her clients call her “The D.I.V.A.” because she loves to show women how to discover, invest, value and appreciate their lives and business.



Learn 4 easy ways to start a profitable online coaching program. Learn how to find your niche, identify your ideal client, create digital products that sell and more.


Doable Changes from this episode:


  • PRACTICE GETTING QUIET IN THE MORNING. Take even 10 minutes in the morning to get quiet and hear yourself. Add some movement and sunshine, even better. Jumpstart your creativity for the day with this practice. 
  • TEST THINGS OUT. Have you heard something that sounds like it might help you? Test it out. Not everything will work the same for everyone, so try things that intrigue you or sound like they might serve you. Test and notice what happens. 
  • CELEBRATE YOURSELF. It can take time to get to the big goals or big wins we want. Celebrate the little wins along the way. Notice the changes that are happening even if you aren’t ready to reap the full rewards yet.


Plan Simple 2020: a gift from me to you

Plan Simple 2020: a gift from me to you

January 9, 2020

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” — Steve Jobs

I often serve up a platter of doable changes and let you choose — in fact I give you three at the end of every podcast interview…

I never want you to focus on more than one-a-week, but I know that we are all at different stages in our journeys.

For the past 2 years, I have taken myself through a series of 30 doable changes that always yield big returns when I focus on them.

The first year I did it alone. 

Last year I invited you to the PlanSimple community.

Each time I do it, I learn new things and create better habits.

So I made a few changes, and would love you to join me for the next 30 week journey!

Maybe you’ve tried some of these ideas before, but they are practices that bear repeating.

It takes creativity, focus, and consistency to reach our dreams.

If you spend the next 210 days doing one thing a week to move you towards your ideal life, imagine how you will feel 1 year from now. If you cannot imagine... let me suggest that you might feel healthy, happy, organized, accomplished, productive, grateful — to name a few!

Whether you are trying to get healthy, parent better, improve your relationship, meditate, or make more money, you need to master your time. 

We have created prompts for a change a week that will help you rock 2020.

If you integrate these doable changes each week, you will undoubtedly see change. But remember, this works when you focus on one doable change at a time. If you are feeling super motivated and decide to jump in on all 30 changes at once, you are likely to get overwhelmed and burn out without making change. 


Focus on one change each week.

I’ve laid out these specific changes for a reason. As I mentioned, I’ve seen these work again and again for myself and for clients.  AND if a particular change doesn’t resonate with you, skip it. Remember, consistency counts. But if you miss a day or a week or get off track, just start again. Keep making doable changes that move you toward the big changes and the life you want.


Here are the first 5 weeks...

Week 1. Start with a vision. I love this strategy by Marc Allen. On a single piece of paper write out your Ideal Scene five years from now. Five years is a period of time that’s long enough to be able to imagine the great change in yourself. At the same time, it’s close enough that you can imagine yourself looking similar and having the same personality, and while technology changes fast, you aren’t waiting for time travel in order to achieve your goal. Be as creative as you can be. The biggest limit to our own lives is our imagination. Refer to the Ideal Scene worksheet in the eBook.

Week 2. What is one small hack that would support your vision? This is a small action — a little thing that will help you move towards the vision you created last week — something you can start today! For example, I have a few big goals that I will need money to make happen. If I think too much about those goals, they feel impossible and overwhelming, but if I do something to move towards the money part, I feel better. So, my hack is to put money in my calendar — I am scheduling bill due dates, weekly money meetings with myself every Wednesday,  accountability calls with a friend, a money date with my husband. These are all small tweaks that move me in the direction of being the person that I need to be to make my ideal scenario happen.


My hack is:

I will start today by:

Week 3. Get everything out of your head and onto paper. We talk about cleansing our bodies through diet and clearing clutter from our homes. This strategy is about clearing your head of

clutter. We hold a lot in our heads. Getting everything out of our heads and onto paper frees up a lot of mental space for being present—and taking action on things that matter. Refer to the Brain Dump Worksheet in the eBook.

Week 4. Write it down. In week three, we focused on a big brain dump to get the clutter out of our heads and onto paper. This week, focus on writing down the things that really matter. Having a

paper planner may seem redundant, but there is magic in writing down your goals. So schedule it all: your food, lifestyle, and work in one place. So often we schedule work, doctor’s appointments, and kids activities, but we leave out the fun date nights, one-on-one time with our kids, and self-care time. Include the doable change you are focusing on. Plan for all of it on the same calendar! Refer to the Week-at-a-Glance Sheet in the eBook.

Week 5. What part of your vision can you tackle in the next 90 days? As moms, the rug is always being pulled from under us when we plan for a year. We are more likely to get into perfection paralysis and stay out of action with the concept of a resolution. Very often I hear stories of people getting done in 3 months what they thought they would get done in a year when they focus on 90 days. One goal in my 5-year plan is to start a school for moms that educate on food, lifestyle, spirituality, work, and productivity. My vision is grand with live meet-ups, lots of teachers and a strong community. At the moment the thing that moves me closest to that is FLOW365, so my 90-day goal is about FLOW365 growth and enrollment. Refer to the 90-Day Goal Planning Sheet in the eBook to make your plan.

Make Today Matter

Make Today Matter

December 17, 2019

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie


For many years I dreaded the question, “what did you do today?”

Most of those days I did more than my 20-year old self thought possible.

I spent a big chunk of each day designing websites for clients.

I figured out what a family of 5 would eat for three meals a day, and then played airplane with spoons to get more in their mouths than on the floor.

I drove more than was environmentally responsible to get everyone where they were going.

I played doll, figured out lego sets, and pretended to make ice cream.

I wiped bums.

I ensured that clothes were clean and cute. 

There was often a trip to target.

I took the trash out.

I bathed the kids.

Sometimes I took a shower, but not as often as I wanted.

I hoped that carrying a car seat counted as weight training and running up our apartment stairs counted as exercise.

By 6, I was done, and there were usually a few more hours until bedtime.

If you asked me what I did that day, you might have gotten an empty stare or the “busy” word.

Does any of this sound familiar?


The truth was...

Inside it felt like I did nothing.

Then about 10 years ago when I decided it was time to take care of my body, I also started the practice of planning one day at a time.

This practice changed my life.

It helped me lose 65 pounds.

It helped me focus in on what mattered most each day.

I still did all the things, but I also hugged more lovingly, took more showers, went to yoga, and started to feel really proud of what a day can hold.

Today, if you ask me how my day was, I usually have a big smile.

This does not mean I don’t have long lists.

This does not mean that sad things don’t happen.

It does mean that each day I go through a process and know that what matters most has a place in my day and that always feels good.

This practice became the foundation for the FLOW planning process.

It is super simple, and today I break it down on the podcast.

At a high level, it looks something like this:

  • Start with gratitude. Before tending to my kids or grabbing my phone in the morning, I recall 3 things I am grateful for. They can be small, but I have to feel that gratitude in my gut and write it down on paper.
  • Choose 3 things. From that space of gratitude, I choose the three things that I am committing to doing that day. I usually have a list of hundreds of things that I think I want to do, but I choose 3.
  • Decide the food. After the three things, I choose what we will eat for the day. I write down all the things on a piece of paper. If I have made a meal plan for the week or subscribed to one, I still do this.
  • Time block. I put my morning ritual, which includes this planning, my three things, and my food time into my calendar that has the hours. This makes a list fit into the actual day. 
  • Reflect and learn. At the end of the day, I see how it went. I learn from what went well and what got derailed. I do this in writing, without judgment, and with a lot of curiosity.

It is a simple practice.

It is five steps.

Listen to the details in the podcast above.

Get the five-part video series and Today Planning Sheet.

Buy with Purpose with Trish Carey

Buy with Purpose with Trish Carey

December 13, 2019

I need to be comfortable but I need to also look pulled together, professional, neat.  
– Trish Carey

In this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Trish Carey about "wardrobe" as part of a simplified life. We talk about being on-trend without being trendy or throw away and how to elevate your everyday look. 

One key thought: women don’t need six different wardrobes. You need essentials, pieces you can wear year-round, things that you can mix and match, and they should be great quality. And when you mix in things that are largely lifestyle and part performance—you can go to yoga and then move seamlessly into the rest of your life without a complete wardrobe overhaul. It’s possible to be comfortable and look pulled together, professional, and neat. 

We talked about the thought that goes into your wardrobe beyond what you are wearing. Where we shop and what we buy matters too. Are you buying throwaway clothes? Are you buying something from a company that supports other entrepreneurs, other women? 

We talk about: 

  • Having too many clothes and how a smaller, but better-selected wardrobe serves us better
  • The benefits of a capsule wardrobe with pieces that work year-round
  • How upgrading your basics can make all the difference
  • Conscious spending
  • Finding out about a trend before it happens
  • Making connections and live experiences even when working in an online space


Trish Carey is a stylist with Peach. She left the corporate world to stay home with her two daughters. After 10 years as a stay-at-home mom, she decided she was ready for something new and discovered Peach in its early days. She loves what she does as she’s grown as an entrepreneur, fulfilled her love of fashion, and even more fulfilled her love of relationships with other women, all while fitting into the nooks and crannies of her life. 


Doable Changes from this episode:

  • CLEAR YOUR CLOSET. We talk about upgrading your wardrobe, but before you buy anything, start by knowing what you have and clearing out what you don’t need. I did the Mari Kondo method, but do what works for you. Pull out anything that no longer fits; is stained, torn, or otherwise in bad shape. Let go of anything you never wear or put on and take off. Look at what you have. Look at what you wear every day.

  • UPGRADE ONE BASIC. Choose one basic of your wardrobe. A white t-shirt. Black leggings. Whatever it is you wear regularly. Shop consciously to buy a new one. Think about something that fits well and makes you feel amazing. Think about fabric and fit. Think about where you are buying it and from whom.

  • SHARE A COMPANY YOU LOVE. Helping other women entrepreneurs can be a big feel-good thing—and you can find some amazing products too. If you have a product you love from a woman-owned business, give it as a gift, recommend it to a friend.


December Food Planning Strategies with Melissa Lanz

December Food Planning Strategies with Melissa Lanz

December 10, 2019

“Every time I bring something, I try and bring something that is a version of what we all love to eat during the holidays, but it's a healthier version.”

Do you ever get into overwhelm and despair and feel like you spend the end of November and the whole month of December in the kitchen? A few December food planning strategies can really help. 

Being in charge of holiday meals, especially when that means living up to memories and magical expectations can be really heavy. So how do you find joy in that? 

Remember that the holidays are about community and lean into that. Start with joy — and keep coming back to that. 

Divvy up the cooking. Melissa talks about having lasagna for Christmas eve dinner, and instead of making them all herself, they have a family cookoff and everyone brings a pan of lasagna. Somebody brings a salad. Divide things up to take the burden off one person. 

Plan a potluck. You don’t have to provide a meal. Have people stop by whenever they want. Bring something if they want. It takes a lot of pressure off of people to be there at a specific time, and it takes the pressure off one person to cook. 

Choose food you can prep ahead. Lasagna, enchiladas, a big pot of chili … having foods you can prep ahead, heat, and let be make things a lot easier. Try crockpot cooking. 

Batch cook for December. Melissa says, “There are so many other things I want to do, right? I want to, I want to get crafty and like hand-write notes for holiday cards and I want to make, you know, neat things,” and those things take time. When you batch cook, you free up some time from making dinner every night. 

So there’s the time factor, but there’s also what we’re eating and how much. Here are a few tips to not get so off track with eating during the holidays:

  • Measure out portions and store them in individual containers, ready to grab. 
  • Set boundaries (no eating candy from the bowl on everyone’s desk, limit your beverages, etc.) 
  • Start with water. 
  • Create an indulgence calendar. Choose when you will indulge, instead of just mindlessly doing it all the time. 
  • Choose a healthier version of your favorite holiday food.

Every time I bring something, I try and bring something that is a version of what we all love to eat during the holidays, but it's a healthier version.

Whether it’s holiday food or day to day eating in December, prep ahead. Cook some rice. Get your herbs ready. Chop some veggies. It’s so much more efficient to do it all at once. “That prep ahead ... makes the week so much more joyful, because when you start to get busy and you have those things, and there's a sense of pride about it… doing the work so that you can have more joy with your family.”



Melissa Lanz is a former internet marketing executive who quit her day job to promote good eating habits in the midst of a national health crisis. As founder of The Fresh 20, Melissa strives to bring fresh food back to the household table and reduce the amount of processed ingredients being used. During the fall of 2009, Melissa dedicated her efforts to creating this tool for busy families and singles stuck in a takeout rut. To further her goal to be a part of The Food Revolution, she wrote The Fresh 20 Cookbook (Harper Collins 2013) and also promotes education in nutrition and healthy cooking through speaking, locally in Southern California and throughout the country.




Doable Changes from this episode:


  • Batch Prep. Take some time on Sunday (or whatever day works best for you) to prep ahead for the week. Make a batch of rice (or other grain). Chop and roast some veggies. Make a batch of soup that you can reheat through the week. 
  • Set Your Indulgence Calendar. Depriving ourselves of all the things we are used to having or really want to have can set us up for failure. Choose the food you want to indulge in or a particular event where you will be more indulgent.
  • Upgrade a Food. Find one healthier version of a food you love. Maybe it’s a lighter dip or a healthier cookie. Choose to serve this at a party at home or bring it to an event.



December Life Planning Strategies with Kelly Pietrangeli

December Life Planning Strategies with Kelly Pietrangeli

November 27, 2019

Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions, getting by on autopilot, even with the things you supposedly want to do? Kelly suggests living more consciously by thinking of your life as an exciting, ongoing project. 

To do that, you can use the Project Me Life Wheel, which has eight areas of life on it:

  • Productivity & time mangement
  • Family
  • Health
  • Love
  • Work
  • Fun
  • Money
  • Personal growth

You do a quick assessment for each area of your life, using prompts, to see how things have been going in each area. It isn’t about making your life perfect. It’s more about seeing what areas of your life are pretty consistently going okay and where you might want to put some attention. 

From there, you take ideas about changes you want to make and create an action sheet. The key is to make a choice to focus. Even if you feel like all areas of your life need work, choose where you will focus this month—and remember you can choose a new focus next month. 

For December specifically, having a plan can make what can be a hectic month so much better. Start with questions like What was the best part of last December? What was the worst? What do I have to do? What do I want to do? Then think about what you want more and less of, what you will stop and start, what your challenges are, what you need to figure out. What is your holiday wish list? What do you want from yourself? Take all of that to create your dream December. 

Write down how you want to feel this month. Keep it front and center. 

Then make sure you are incorporating what you want into your day. That means making a plan for the day that includes the things you said you want and avoids the things you didn’t want.

Once you've filled in all these lovely little spaces and Once you've gotten clear about what you want out of December and what you don't want, … make sure that you're doing things each day from that in December. 


Kelly Pietrangeli is the creator of and author of the book Project Me for Busy Mothers. Kelly is on a mission to help women step out of auto-pilot and into higher levels of conscious living. As a mother herself with two teenagers, she understands the struggle with the juggle. Her website and book are a treasure trove of resources and inspiration.  She also runs an online membership club called Project WE to help women who want to work on their lives alongside Kelly and a super supportive community.


3 doable things

  • Assess your life. Take a few minutes and look at the different areas of your life. This doesn’t have to take long. Make it fun. Take yourself out to a cafe and give yourself a little time. Give each of the eight categories a rating of 1–10 (10 doesn’t mean perfect). Pat yourself on the back for things that are going well. Notice where you might want to shed some attention in the next month.
  • Pick one life area to work on. Choose one life area that could use a little attention. What’s going to make a difference here? List 1–3 things you can do to make an improvement in this area.
  • Plan your Dream December. Get really clear on how you want this month to feel. Know what you want more and less of. Think back to last December to learn from it. Then design a December you love (right now is a great time to be doing this work). Keep your vision front and center and use it daily to set up a plan that aligns with your vision. 


Why Make a Plan with Leonie Dawson

Why Make a Plan with Leonie Dawson

November 21, 2019

Are you the planning type or a go with the flow type? 

It’s possible for a plan to give you more freedom. 

Leonie talks about setting goals, seeing dreams, setting a vision of what you want to create, and working with the energy you have. 

86% of people do not think about goals or do not set goals. 

80% of people don't think about their goals at all. 

16% of people will think about their goals, but never write them down. 

3% of people will write their goals down

Just 1% will actually think about that goals, write them down and regularly review them. 

It's that 1%, that tiny, tiny 1% that are among the most successful people in the world. 

The closer you stay connected to the vision of what you want to create in your life, the faster it's going to manifest for you and you're going to keep pouring more and more energy into it. 

That means your goals workbooks (however you document goals) shouldn’t be pristine. They should be dog-eared. They should feel like very like well-loved companions who are the guiding light for your journey for the next year. 

You don’t have to do it all in one sitting. In fact, making a plan takes time and thought. The week before New Years and the month of January are a wonderful time to make your plan for the next year. 

Dream big. We only get one round at the rodeo and it's so much more fun to be achieving your goals.

Leonie’s life and biz workbooks are an amazing way to write down those goals in a place you can keep coming back to them. 


Leonie Dawson is an artist and illustrator with a $10 million business. She started her business about 10 years ago and works about 10 hours a week, leaving her time to be with and home school her two girls. She says, “We have a pretty gentle creative life together. We just spent a lot of time together and I feel really, really blessed that I've been able to have businesses that fulfilled my creative urges and more than abundantly take care of us as well."



3 doable actions:


  • Look at the past year. Look at what worked, and at what didn’t. Take time to look back and have gratitude and insight and clarity for what's happened.
    Understanding that is a huge piece of the puzzle to setting goals moving forward.


  • Make a hundred list. Make a list of 100 things you want to do in your business and in your life. It can be really hard coming up with a hundred things, which means you stretch in all different directions. It's a really exciting list to tick off.

  • Give yourself a deadline. You don’t have to complete your planning workbook in one sitting. Take time to do the year in review. Take time to think about the questions and dream. But give yourself a deadline. Then choose what works for you—setting aside a little time each day or doing a sprint to finish it up. But finish it … and check back regularly throughout the year. 


Holiday Magic with Mia Moran

Holiday Magic with Mia Moran

November 7, 2019

I am kind of obsessed with this time of year — the good, the bad and all the wonderfulness in between.

I think it can be magical for women, for families, for relationships, for the birth of our biggest ideas.

But it can also easily be quite the opposite.

That is the part I want to protect for both you and me, and our kids.

In today’s episode, I reflect on some of my biggest lessons learned, why I am so passionate about this time of year, and an event that I curated and is coming up in one week — Make December Matter.

I created Make December Matter so we can all make this our most magical holiday season — which leads into 2020 being a year that really stands out in our lives.

You can sign up at

Make Room for Growth with Amanda Kingsley and Jen Heilman

Make Room for Growth with Amanda Kingsley and Jen Heilman

October 31, 2019

We’re actually more comfortable in uncomfortable stories than we are at making changes. – Amanda Kingsley

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m super excited to talk with both Amanda Kingsley and Jen Heilman from Connected Grown Coaching. Amanda and Jen are life coachings who use feng shui in their practice to integrate environment and mindset. 

They have a very holistic practice and that mind, body, spirit, and, the thing often left out—space—all affect our lives. If the mindset work people are doing doesn’t match their environment, things are sustainable. They don’t stick. But when you put the two together, magic can happen.  

Think about decluttering your home to declutter your mind, or the idea of making room for growth or change. And then there is the energy with which you hold things. Are you holding things that clutter up your life, or is there a different energy there? It matters. 

We talk about: 

  • Finding your “why” word and learning to tap into it
  • Making sure your why word and your home are aligned
  • Having a foundation why word that work with seasonal focus words
  • Setting up your environment in a way that works isn’t just about looking pretty or even being uncluttered on the surface
  • The stories we cling to that keep us from making change
  • Opening your perspective wide enough to find control in a situation you feel is out of your control


Amanda Kingsley is a certified life coach. Jen Heilman is a Life Coach who understands the power of your surroundings because she’s also a home designer and feng shui expert. Jen is a mom to two kids and Amanda is a mom to three. They both live in Western Massachusetts and coach women all over the world.  



Doable Changes from this episode:

  • FIND YOUR WHY WORD. I have my clients find a word for the season, but Amanda and Jen recommend a foundation word. There’s a good chance that these words work together, and either practice helps guide you. Use the link above to find Amanda and Jen’s Why Word workshop or start with the question “How do I want to feel in the next 90 days?”

  • DECLUTTER SOMETHING. There is more to using feng shui than just getting rid of stuff, but decluttering any part of your environment can help clear your mind and make space for growth. Commit to clearing one small space—a table, a drawer, your dresser top … make sure anything that is in that space is put there with intention. Commit to keeping it clear.

  • REFRAME. Is there something you feel like you have to do that you resent? Could you reframe it? Start by acknowledging that you don’t have to do it at all. Really lean into that. Even if it’s something like feeding your kids. Then choose to do it (or maybe it’s something you realize you could really choose not to do). See how that reframe affects how you feel. 

Be the Change with Kirsten Tyrrel

Be the Change with Kirsten Tyrrel

October 24, 2019

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Kirsten Tyrrel, an entrepreneur and podcaster and host of Marvelous Moms. One of the things that I love is that she ends each interview with the question: What makes you a marvelous mom? It catches people off guard, because we have a hard time saying what makes us marvelous moms, but we should all answer that question daily!

We talk about her homeschooling her three kids. She tried it originally a couple of years ago, but realized it wasn’t working. Then she felt the urge to try again, because it felt like such a good fit with entrepreneurship—and she could take a long family vacation when everyone else was back in school. Plus it fits their free-spirited family to do a lot of immersive, exploratory learning. 

Kirsten talks openly about her big dreams, including her decision to become a millionaire and an epic trip she wanted to take—and then makes them happen. She talks about pushing through places where a lot of people give up. 

We talk about: 

  • Starting from nothing and pushing through challenges and even failure
  • How success breed success because once you do something you have faith you can do the next thing
  • When people tell you things will be hard and choosing to make them easy
  • How much kids learn naturally when they aren’t in school
  • Setting boundaries, creating habits and then letting things FLOW
  • The power of authentic experiences and connections


Kristen is a passionate entrepreneur who calls herself a connection strategist. Through her gift and skill of connection, she has built 7 figure businesses, has a thriving network of like-minded women, and has hosted a live event with 1,000 people and celebrity keynote speakers! She’s the creator and host of The Marvelous Moms Club podcast and the Kirsten Tyrrel podcast to share even more of the behind the scenes about her business and life as a mompreneur. She’s also the mom of three beautiful, amazing children.



Doable Changes from this episode:

  • EXPLORE THE IDEA OF EASY. Next time somebody tells you that something is going to be so hard or you feel yourself starting to fall into the mindset that something will be hard, pause. Ask, “What if this were easy?” Approach whatever it is you are doing with the idea of ease and see what falls into place.

  • SAY WHY YOU ARE A MARVELOUS MOM. Try answering this question every day. Say, “I’m a marvelous mom because …” It could be something you did that day or something you know or have learned about yourself. Say it aloud to yourself. There is magic in hearing it. Write it down. There is magic in that too.

  • STATE YOUR DREAM. Whether you share it with a podcast to millions or tell one supportive person, say your big dream aloud. Even it if’s scary or feels hard or you have no idea how to make it happen. Start by saying and owning your dream.