If you’ve spent much time around here, I’m betting you’re familiar with Susan Lacke. She’s written for Fit Bottomed Girls, she’s talked me into doing some really hard but amazing things, and last year, after her first book (Life’s Too Short to Go So Fucking Slow) was released, she joined us on the podcast. (Did you miss it the first time around? No worries! We’ve got you covered.) Here’s a fun fact — Susan and I were in my kitchen, together, as we recorded it, because she was in Florida working on her second book, Running Outside the Comfort Zone…

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We all want to get more done in less time, but could the answer to doing just that be ditching the multitasking altogether and putting our focus on just one thing at a time? Straight from the book Enjoy Time: Stop Rushing, Get More Done by Catherine Blyth, we have the deets on monotasking — and why you should seriously give it a go. (And if you love Catherine’s work as much as we do, be sure to read her other guest post on how to stop procrastinating and stay tuned to our podcast — she’ll be featured as a guest in the coming months!)…

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There’s living. And then there’s living with intention. To help us all do that a little bit better, here are a few tips straight from the book, How to Live with Intention by Meera Lester, which is a real-life guide to infusing daily activities with purpose, helping you to improve your sense of peace, gratitude and health, and eliminate thoughts of what is lacking. 1. Assert Yourself Your personal power doesn’t have much to do with your unappreciative boss, a lack of recognition by your spouse for how hard you work, or an economy that makes it difficult to rise on the socioeconomic ladder. These…

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting is on your bookshelf. You’ve leafed through Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. You’ve even devoured The Happiest Baby on the Block. But what other books should you check out as a parent-to-be or new parent? Well, there are lots of awesome new pregnancy (and beyond!) books out there now that are fresh, fun, ground-breaking, helpful — and some are downright hilarious. Consider these required reading, whether you’re newly knocked up (congrats!), about to pop a baby out (go you!), or have an itty bitty at home already (it’s fun, right?!). Part helpful, part essential,…

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Ever been told that you’re “too sensitive” or “too emotional” or that you need “real facts to support a feeling” at work? Yeah, you’re not alone. Amy Stanton (founder of Stanton & Co, a company built to promote female athletes) and Catherine Connors (former EIC of Babble.com) wrote a entire book — The Feminine Revolution — on how to take 21 feminine traits that are perceived as weak and reframe them as powerful tools that should be embraced rather than maligned. To, which we say, HELL YEAH. Below, Amy and Catherine (who we love so much that we’re having them on…

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  A copy of Enjoy Time: Stop Rushing, Get More Done by Catherine Blyth landed here at Fit Bottomed Zen HQ, and we are obsessed with it. So much so that we booked the author as a guest on our podcast (ep coming up in 2019!) and immediately asked if we could share a few research-based tips from the book on the site. Thankfully, she said yes! Blythe pulled together theories and research in behavioral studies and psychology to drill deep down into why we procrastinate — and practical ways that we can curb it. Tackling Procrastination by Catherine Blyth There are five reasons…

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