16 Things I Tried in 2016

Today I have a special end of the year podcast episode. I recorded this episode last night on a whim as I was reflecting on all the things that have happened in the past year.  In many ways this episode is me ‘letting it out’ and sharing with you in audio format a final journal entry for the year. Below you will find a quick list of the 16 things I tried over the past year. I elaborate on each one more in the podcast so be sure to listen to the episode as well. And if you feel up to it, as a bonus exercise, grab a journal and take a few minutes to reflect and let out some of the things you tried this year too.

16 Things I tried in 2016 and suggest trying…

  1. Travel alone. Go on trips by yourself. Visit friends.
  2. Meditate. Learn and actually work it into your routine.
  3. Switch up your hair. Trust your hairstylist.
  4. Say Yes. Do things that you might on want to leave the house for. (dates, classes, meet ups,)
  5. Say no. Be protective of your time.
  6. Put happiness above health and don’t feel guilty about that. (spoiler alert: that actually is the healthier thing for you.)
  7. Make new friends and reconnect with the old friends.
  8. Walk. Walk. And walk some more…
  9. Make up games. Say jokes and puns when you think them. Be silly.
  10. Go to the movies, watch movies, and talk about movies.
  11. Cook healthy food and share it with people.
  12. Have sleepovers with everyone.
  13. Exercise in ways you actually like.  The best exercise for you is the one that is convenient for you.
  14. Listen to a lot of podcasts. They’re my favorite way to learn and feel less alone.
  15. Listen to a lot of music It will give your life a soundtrack.
  16. My ‘Go-To Cocktail’ for feeling good –>Read or listen to You Are A Badass & watch “HappyThankYouMorePlease”

SOME THINGS I MENTION THAT I LOVE AND ARE HELPFUL::

 

Remember — “Stagnation is the only thing we should fear.” 

Wishing everyone a happy 2017!

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Katie WONDERS No. 012 | October/November Favorites + Your Questions Answered!

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 This episode is special because it is a combo of my favorite things right now + answers to your questions + quotes and wisdom I took away from my recent retreat in Hawaii. It’s a jam packed episode. The links and notes for everything I mentioned in this episode are below. I hope you enjoy it. Also, if you aren’t already be sure to join the Facebook Group for extended conversation on this episode and whatever else you have on your mind.

 

 

 

 

PODCAST::
You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes
Making Oprah
Putting Happy Back Into the Holidays (bonus episode between #25 & #26)
Lena Dunham’s podcast Women of the hour new season

PEOPLE::
Valerie Chaney

MUSIC::
Krishna Das
Sway by Anna of the North
Downtown by Downtown, Majical Cloudz
Lucius
Misty Boyce 

THINGS I’M WATCHING::
Faces and Sounds – Pete’s comedy show
Career Suicide — Chris Gethard’s new comedy
Easy on Netflix (show)
Moonlight (movie)

BOOKS::
Experiments in Truth by Ram Dass on Audible
Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
If the Buddha Dated by Charlotte Kasl
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
-I love listening to my books via Audible. You can also grab your first book with them for free.

FOOD:: 
SeaClear (seriously my favorite thing)
-Friendsgiving — highly recommend doing this anytime of the year!

OTHER COOL THINGS TO CHECK OUT::
Ram Dass Retreat in Maui
Loving Kindness Meditation
Check out my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
-Come hang with us in the Facebook Group

SOME QUOTES I WROTE IN MY JOURNAL DURING MY RETREAT::

“You can’t think yourself out of a thought prison.” — Jack Kornfield

“You have to remember to keep remembering, the moment we realize we’re on automatic is the moment of wakefulness.” — Jack Kornfield

“The most important part of your practice, is the moment you decide to do it.” — Sharon Salzberg

“Let go, gently, to whatever takes you away, and then lovingly return.” — Sharon Salzberg

“Never go where love isn’t.” — Sharon Salzberg

“The healing is in the return, remembering without guilt.” — Sharon Salzberg

My hair in Hawaii –>

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Theme song::
I Wonder by Kanye West

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Katie WONDERS No. 011 | August/September Gratitudes ft. Liberated Movement, Striiike Salon’s Feathered Brows, A Giveaway for my Fav Candy, Pancakes + more!

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Welcome to episode 11 of my podcast mini series Katie WONDERS. In these episodes I share all the things I’ve been exploring and loving over the past month or two. You can read more about the concept in this post where I explained it.

The links and notes for everything I mentioned in this episode are below. If you have any questions, things you want to share with me or just want to say hi the best way to do that is to join the extended conversation in the Facebook Group.  Enjoy!

 

MOVEMENT // FITNESS:
-Pilates with my best friend Amanda + her new online course Liberated Movement. Registration opens today and early bird prices ends on October 7th.

PODCASTS::
Best of Friends with hosts Erin Mallory Long, and Jamie Woodham

THINGS I’M WATCHING::
Don’t think Twice (movie)
Other People (movie)
James White (movie)
Stranger Things (awesome show on Netflix I’ve mentioned a ton over the past couple months… it’s so good)

BOOKS::

Falling Upward by Richard Rohr
Experiments in Truth by Ram Dass  (I can’t wait to go to Ram Dass’s retreat in Hawaii this December. Anyone else going?)
-I love listening to my books via Audible. You can also grab your first book with them for free.

BEAUTY:: 
-I’m super into the the brow tips from Striiike Salon in LA. Check out their feather brow method. They even have a Spotify playlist I’ve been listening to.
Here’s a R29 interview with them, they are way cool.

MUSIC::
Before the World Was Big by Girlpool
Up & Up Remix by Coldplay + Freedo

FOOD::
-Tacos specifically here.
-My best friend Amanda’s pancakes –FYI her course includes a COOKBOOK! Registration opens today and early bird prices ends on October 7th.
Dr. Johns candies (Want to win some? I’m doing a giveaway! Find out more in the Facebook Group.) 

PEOPLE::
Josh Radnor

OTHER::
-I’m changing up the way I send emails! No more ‘new episode out’ emails on Wednesdays. Instead I’ll only be sending out emails with fun things I’m into so be sure to subscribe to get some fun in your inbox.
-Also make sure you are subscribed to the pod on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or whatever you use to listen to podcasts to make sure you don’t miss new episodes!
– And be sure to let me know what your favorites are in the listener Facebook group! I’m always excited to explore and discover new things so share with me what you are loving and/or not liking so much these days.

Theme song::
I Wonder by Kanye West

Listen on iTunes here & if you like the show please leave a review.

Katie WONDERS No. 010 | July Gratitudes ft. Summer Essentials, Jen Sincero, Local Friends, Hair Care + More!

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Welcome to episode 10 of my podcast mini series Katie WONDERS. In these episodes I share all the things I’ve been exploring and loving over the past month. You can read more about the concept in this post where I explained it.

I’m really so grateful for YOU (all my listeners).  Do you like these episodes? Any categories I’m not covering? Have favorite parts? I’d love to hear your feedback. There are lots of ways to share your thoughts and ideas about the pod::

1. Leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or any other pod player you use.

2. Send me an email telling me your thoughts, what you are loving, what you want to see more of…

3. Join the Facebook Group for the podcast here and post your thoughts there.

4. Give me a shout on social media (@katiedalebout) with ideas, feedback, and more.

The links and notes for everything I mentioned in this episode are below. If you have any questions, things you want to share with me or just want to say hi the best way to do that is to join the extended conversation in the Facebook Group.  Enjoy!

 

LET IT OUT LINKS::
-MY BOOK  😉 Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling
LEAVE A REVIEW — Read the book? Help others discover it by leaving a review here.

ITEMS::
Flower Phone Case
-Favorite Dress from Urban Outfitters (this color & this one)
Libby’s Goldeluxe Jewelry
-Rae’s Paper & Wax Wall Hangings & Candles
Northbooks Journals

PEOPLE::
Libby & Rae (see above for their cool products I’m loving)
Haley — amazing for Instagram of plants (@phoebebotanicals)
Holly — event with her, Back To You Detroit, come!
-My bff & ‘little sister’ Amanda, follow her & her new cool website.

BOOKS::
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

PODCASTS::
Love Alexi
The Actor’s Diet Podcast
One Part Plant
Magic Lessons 
Ladies Who Lunch
Dear Sugar


MOVIES::
Captain Fantastic – highly recommend this one.
Cafe Society — new Woody Allen movie, not my favorite favorite but still worth checking out if you appreciate Woody Allen

HAIR CARE:: 
The Village Parlor – my friend’s new salon I ‘modeled’ for here.
Dry Shampoo  + Shimmering Lights Purple Shampoo + Avocado Conditioner for my hair (this is the esty shop Amanda got it from, unfortunately we can’t find the link to the exact product yet but when we do I’ll update it here.)

MUSIC::
Drake’s album Views
Avett Brother’s new album
New ‘Throw Back’ Radio Station in Detroit — 105.1 fm
-My Summer Spotify Playlist. 

FOOD::
SoDelicious Ice Cream with barely any sugar.
MacMilk

Theme song::
I Wonder by Kanye West

Listen on iTunes here & if you like the show please leave a review.

BONUS PODCAST EPISODE — 17 Questions with Gabby Bernstein

Image-1Today you get the answer to 17 Special Questions for Gabby. Not only do I have this BONUS EPISODE in audio format but I also have it to share with you as an actual video recording. Check it out to get Gabby’s latest inside scoop on life, career, inspiration and and more!

Also quick reminder that her Digital Spirit Junkie Master Class registration ends this Sunday! Get the full scoop on the bonuses I’m offering here.

Want to listen to the audio on-the-go??
Hop over to iTunes and Subscribe to the Pod!