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The gift and challenge of choosing to live a simply luxurious life requires the first test of sincere interest in doing so: you are on your own. So to speak. There is no ‘one’ way to live simply luxuriously because you have unique gifts the world needs. The combination of temperament, cultural generation, upbringing, geographical inhabited locations – both the where and the when, your gender, your values, your beliefs, your strengths, and so many more variables amalgamate to create this awesome you that you are if only you would realize it. 🙂
Choosing to live simply luxuriously is to acknowledge the truth about yourself shared above, and to accept the temporary discomfort of not being able to follow a cookie-cutter template of how to live.
However . . .
. . . similar to any art form, there are beneficial skills and tools to acquire and hone in order to bring your unique simply luxurious life to life.
Both of my books – Choosing (the 1st) and Living (the 2nd) – reveal what the simply luxurious life is (1st) and what skills are worth acquiring and how to strengthen them (2nd). The podcast The Simple Sophisticate complements both the books and the blog’s regularly shared weekly content; however . . .
. . . there are 300+ episodes and growing, so knowing which ones to listen to for the particular topic you are interested in exploring isn’t an easy task.
This summer, during the month of July, as I normally take time off from the podcast to focus on projects such as recording the cooking show and this year, my third book, I wanted to offer bundles of 5-8 episodes centered around specific topics in order for listeners (new and long-time) to explore in-depth what is at the forefront of their interest regarding living simply luxuriously.
Each Monday during the month of July this year, I will be posting a theme and its bundle of podcast episodes. All episodes will be linked and numbered, so you can easily click and listen here on the blog or scroll in your podcast app to find.
To begin, I thought what better specific topic than building a strong understanding and therefore foundation from which to build a life you will thoroughly love living each and every day, enabling you to reach your full potential and savor your everydays.
Podcast Bundle #1: How to Begin Cultivating Your Very own Simply Luxurious Life
Once you have listened to the premiere episode of the podcast – The 8 Pillars of a Simply Luxurious Life, listen to the following five episodes to further clarify and solidify where your attention and time will be spent depending upon what you discover in the first steps of choosing to live simply luxuriously.
Episode #10: 5 Ways to Live an Examined Life
Click here to read the Show Notes and/or listen to the full episode.
Listen to episode #16: 6 Fixed Life Ideas to Let Go
Click here to determine what to let go of in order to rebuild a life truly built on a sound, sincere foundation.
Listen to episode #20: How to Be the Master of Your Mind
The most important fundamental power source you have control over is your mind. Understand how it works and how to put it in the passenger seat and work for you. Click here to read the Show Notes and listen to the full episode.
Listen to episode #31: How to Live a Courageous Life
To live a simply luxurious life, is to live a courageous life. Why? Because your life will look unlike anyone else’s, and to do so, you will need to garner up your courage. Click here to read the full Show Notes and listen to the episode.
Listen to episode #40: 8 Ways to Become the CEO of Your Own Life
This episode is in the top 10 episodes of the podcast and for good reason: When we finally put ourselves in the driver’s seat of our lives, take responsibility for so much more than we may have allowed others to decide for us, we change the quality of our lives. In a new book (which will inspire a future episode of the show) by Naz Beheshti – Pause. Breathe. Choose.: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being — her descriptor of being the CEO of our Well-Being dovetails beautifully with episode #40. Click here for the Show Notes and the full episode.
Click here for the second Podcast Bundle, and . . .