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Three Awesome Podcasts to Listen to While Driving Through Traffic

The Lively Show

Metro Manila traffic is hell.  I spend an average of four hours on the road — two hours going to work and another two hours going home.  There are days when I opt to just avail of the services of the uber reliable Uber because driving through traffic can be excrutiatingly exhausting!  Taking Uber everyday is painful on the pocket though, that’s why I really have no choice but to drive myself to work and put up with the traffic.  It’s a sad and sh*tty reality.  Just thinking about it now makes me want to cry, seriously.

Anyway, enough of the ranting!  I try to make the drive more bearable with the radio shows that I listen to.  Any show on Magic 89.9 and DZMM 630 keeps me informed and entertained as I drive through the nth circle of hell.  (That was the last rant, I promise.  Haha.)  When I’m not on AM or FM radio though, I listen to podcasts.

Podcasts are my partners in self-improvement.  I still have so much to learn in my job/career, about blogging, about health and wellness, and about living life in general — and these podcasts have been of great help to me in all of these areas. Amazing how these experts share, well, their expertise and insights, to everyone through free downloadable episodes! They’re making this world a better place!  Seriously!  :)

There are a lot of other podcasts that you can download to make your time in traffic more productive, but these three are my favorites.  Enjoy!

1) The Lively Show

Photo Credit: jesslively.com

Photo Credit: jesslively.com

Jess Lively is AWESOME.  I already featured her podcast before and it remains a personal favorite to this day!  It has since then evolved from merely being an inspirational podcast to a show that covers a wide range of topics, with special guests giving more practical advice on key life areas such as career, relationships, finances, health, and so on.

The episode that has helped me a lot was Episode 85: Optimizing Your Hormones to Improve Every Aspect of Your Life.  Her guest was integrated nutritionist and hormone specialist Alisa Vitti.  Every woman should listen to this episode!  Through the show, I learned that hormones play a much bigger role in our lives than we acknowledge.  I also learned that today’s concept of traditional nutrition and proper exercise are all based on a male’s hormone patterns and won’t really work for the female system.  I personally suffer from severe PMS that can really screw up everything I touch, and it’s comforting to know that I’m not alone in this.

Here are some of my other favorite episodes from The Lively Show:

  • Episode 37: Purpose, Intention, and Uncertainty with Jess Lively
  • Episode 48: Embracing and Accepting Our Talents with Brooke White
  • Episode 93: Life After Blogging, the New Book, and Blog/Life Boundaries with John & Sherry Petersik
  • Episode 95: The Two Biggest Things That Can Make or Break Our Careers with Jon Acuff

You may visit Jess Lively’s website here.

 

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Office Partner: The Kate Spade Planner

Kate Spade Planner 1

Coming into 2016, I said that I wanted going to be more organized this year.  I’m the type of person who is more organized and productive with the help of a planner, though admittedly I sometimes forget to use it.  I know we’re already halfway through January but if you’re still undecided on which planner to use this year, I highly recommend the Kate Spade planner.

This is my first time I’m using it and so far, it works for me.  It’s a simple, no-frill planner that contains only what you need (none of those cutesy stuff that I’ve somehow outgrown).

Here’s what’s inside:

My favorite part of the planner is the per day section. One entire spread contains spaces for a whole week. This is where I write down my to-do lists. Very useful!

My favorite part of the planner is the per day section. One entire spread contains spaces for a whole week. This is where I write down my to-do lists. Very useful!

There's also a monthly view where you can plot out important events, meetings, leaves, and trips for the month.

There’s also a monthly view where you can plot out important events, meetings, leaves, and trips for the month.

This is the full-year view section of the planner.

This is the full-year view section of the planner.

Another good thing about this is the Notes section, so this serves as both my planner and notebook already.

Another good thing about this is the Notes section, so this serves as both my planner and notebook already.

Note that this is an August 2015-December 2016 planner, so you may use the 2015 sections for your notes as well.

Simple, right?  Doing away with all those frills and excess stuff on a planner really helps me get organized.  This planner is still available in National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches. :)

What planner are you using this year? :)

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