The Chasing Joy Podcast

The Chasing Joy Podcast shares meaningful conversations about wellness that will bring energy and joy into your life. Every week Chasing Joy dives into topics including creating joy, tuning into your intuition, personal growth & living well and brings on new guests with expertise in that area. This podcast will entertain, educate and inspire you to live a more joyful, energized life.
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Jun 19, 2018

Ep. 71 - Finding Purpose in Your Career, Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs, Forgiving Yourself & More - Q&A part 2

Today’s episode is part 2 of last week’s Q&A.

Questions include:

  • what are your favorite podcasts as of late?
  • I’d love to know your favorite houseplants - how do choose them, which ones bring you the most joy and how do you maintain so many?
  • Any advice for sleeping?
  • I’d love to hear your thoughts on finding definition your passion and purpose in life. I’ve been struggling with finding a goal to putty energy towards lately that will help me find a meaningful career. I just want to help people and make the world a better placebo but none of my actions (or the jobs) seem like they will be enough to save the problem. Also, how can you identify what your special skills are that will help the most?
  • Loved your episode on manifestation - one of the things I’m wondering is how you eliminate the limiting beliefs that can stand in the way?
  • Can you talk about how to forgive yourself for something along the lines of going through that process?
  • How did you know starting a podcast was the next thing for you?
  • What are you looking forward to most about your wedding?
  • How did you start with your photography? I don’t know exactly where to start learning?
  • How did you turn our blog into a full-time income?
  • How do you stay true to your own endeavors when others are critical, tease or tell you what you should do?
  • What are your favorite self-care practices of late?
  • When deciding your current career isn't for you, how did you go to finding a new career and how do you make peace in that stressful time?
  • What do you do when you feel overwhelmed by all your goals and dreams, to the point where you have no idea where to begin or even if it’s all possible. And on a related note, how do you deal with the fear that you will achieve none of the things you always saw yourself doing?
  • What advice do you have for someone who is triggered by looking at old photographs? I have gained weight in the last year, and find old photographs of myself to send me down the rabbit hole of negative/obsessive thoughts.
  • How do you find the power to say screw it to what everybody else thinks?
  • How do you make friends when you are in your late 20s and don’t go out often?
  • How do you manage to eat intuitively while also following specific guidelines for an illness?

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Jun 12, 2018

[Q&A] Taking the Leap into Solopreneurship, Not Letting Labels Define You, Letting Go Of Other People’s Judgements & More


Today is part 1 of a 2 part Q&A. I received so many wonderful questions that I wanted to break things up and have enough time for all amazing topics you brought up.


Questions Asked:

  • Can you talk about your experience of going with your intuitions guidance and being rally sacred or sick to your stomach? And what the outcome was? Did you question yourself or push back on it? I’m really interested in following my intuition but recently it’s been giving me guidance that freaks me out a little


  • I would love to hear your thoughts on soulmates and finding your person. Do you think lawn fo attraction played a role in you meeting Chris? did you want to find someone while you were in college? what do you think people mean when they say “you’ll find someone when you are least expecting it?


  • I would love to know how you changed your mindset around food and exercise It’s easy to know what to do it’s the how that  is challenging and scary


  • What is the number one thing you do to manage work/life balance? You seem to have a great routine and mindset


  • How do you throw the fear and anxiety of how others may perceive you as you grow and change on your journey to joy and happiness?


  • What is your opinion on macro counting to help understand portion sizes for people who struggle with binging?


  • I would love to hear more about you transition into soloprenuership. What advice would you give to someone really wearing to take that step but feeling nervous about financial security and the level of hustle necessary to get a freelance business off the ground?


  • Do you have any tips on how to stop labeling foods as bad or unacceptable and learn to not feel guilty after eating these foods.


  • What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?


  • How can we support our partners when they are going through a really difficult time, one they feel like no one can understand? Particularly if they are on a healing journey to process traumatic events from their past


  • How do you deal with the emotional guilt that can come when you want to slow down because you are feeling burned out?


  • I would love to hear your thoughts on combatting the society pressures for perfection associated with wedding planning


  • How do you not label yourself with the label is actually at true description? my main example is that I eat vegan, but I don’t ilk the stereotype and assumptions that go along with that label. I don’t like that people treat me differently for that label, because I am not just a vegan I simply eat plants and not other foods.



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Jun 5, 2018

Ep. 69 - Brewing Better Coffee at Home, Curiosity Opening Doors, The Ups and Downs of Running Your Own Business with Sam Kjellberg

Sam, the creator of SK Coffee and I sit down for a really fun, deep conversation about everything from coffee, to prioritizing your time, to ditching the rules, and why we don’t want to always glamorize working for yourself.

Sam is offering an awesome deal for SK coffee. If you buy a summer subscription and use the code JOY you can get a FREE cold brew coffee carafe!


We Talk About:

  • Saturn Returns “this is the year you shed all the things that are not you”
  • Why we don’t all have “aha” moments for why we started something
  • How Sam got into coffee
  • Having “chills” moments
  • Realizing how much there is to know about everything
  • Everyone has something that makes them excited
  • Why curiosity makes life so interesting
  • How to prioritize time when you have a lot on your plate
  • Why being super busy isn’t super productive
  • Why quitting your job is glamorized looking back
  • Why not all side hustles need to be your full-time job
  • Why it’s awesome to NOT work for yourself
  • Building your business and life with your OWN rules
  • Tips for how to make better coffee at home (simply)
  • Unpretentious coffee tips
  • Starting slowly with making changes
  • Learning lessons slowly

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