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The podcast that inspires thousands of moms to plan for food, family, self care, and work – so that families can be healthier, happier and more abundant. Listen in for inspirational interviews, informative workshops and really practical planning strategies.

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Why Make a Plan with Leonie Dawson

Are you the planning type or a go with the flow type?  It’s possible for a plan to give you more freedom.  Leonie talks about setting goals, seeing dreams, setting a vision of what you want to create, and working…

Holiday Magic with Mia Moran

I am kind of obsessed with this time of year — the good, the bad and all the wonderfulness in between. I think it can be magical for women, for families, for relationships, for the birth of our biggest ideas.…

Make Room for Growth with Amanda Kingsley and Jen Heilman

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m super excited to talk with both Amanda Kingsley and Jen Heilman from Connected Grown Coaching. Amanda and Jen are life coachings who use feng shui in their practice to integrate…

Be the Change with Kirsten Tyrrel

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Kirsten Tyrrel, an entrepreneur and podcaster and host of Marvelous Moms. One of the things that I love is that she ends each interview with…

Hear your Intuition with Heather Maguire

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Heather Maguire, about intuition. Heather is an intuitive, a medium, and the mom of two teenagers.  Intuition is knowing things without thinking it out or…

Life After 40 with Natalie Matushenko

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited to have Natalie Matushenko back on the show. Natalie is a leadership coach, teacher, adventurer, and a really good friend. She’s dedicated to women living passionately, and so…

End Strong

I recently ran a live event for a small group of women where we sat around my kitchen table and planned Q4 — October, November, and December. Each woman came to the table wanting to get really clear on how…

Work can be Self Care with Claire Pelletreau

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with entrepreneur Claire Pelletreau, who teaches online business owners how to use Facebook and Instagram effectively for their businesses and runs the Get Paid podcast. She’s…

Compassionate Eating with Nina Manolson

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m delighted to have Nina Manolson back. She’s been on the podcast twice before, and I always love talking with her. She’s a holistic health coach and health and wellness coach,…

Divine Self-Care with Elena Lipson

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk about taking care of yourself with Elena Lipson, a coach, speaker, and retreat leader who helps women stop putting themselves second to everyone and everything in…

The Three Week Sprint with Stacey Ackerman

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Stacey Ackerman, the founder of Agilify Training, about Scrum. Not sure what that is? Don’t worry! Neither did I until very recently … and then…

Intuitive Tools with Sara Walka

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Sara Walka, the head magic maker and founder of The Sisters Enchanted, about moon cycles, intuition, cards, and other tools.  Intrigued by tarot since she…

Make Big Changes Without Feeling Like an Outcast

When the going gets tough. We hide. Well, I don’t know about you but I do… When we make changes in our lives it can feel strange to us, our families and our friends. Others may resist our changes because…

How to Overcome 3 Major Blocks to Make Change You Crave

You know what you want. You crave big change, but you can’t seem to get there or even gain momentum toward the life your really want. We’re going to look at three blocks to making change, and more importantly, what…

How to Ditch Overwhelm to Get More Done with More Ease

Our to-do list is always going to be miles long! Overwhelm happens when what we are doing — what we are choosing to check-off from our to-do list — differs dramatically from what our heart knows will lead us to…

Finding Flow with Carrie Allen

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Carrie Allen, about how she finds flow between a full-time, high-level job that includes lots of travel, four kids and a new husband, and running…

Maintaining and Mindset with Paul Salter

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m talking with Paul Salter, a registered dietician whose mission is to help people break free of poor relationships with the scale, food or feeling trapped in the cycle of weight…

Blend It with Tess Masters

On this episode of the Plan SimplePodcast, I’m so excited to talk with Tess Masters, aka The Blender Girl. Tess is all about the perfect blend, our own personal mix of different notes and philosophies, culture, work, love and relationships,…

Freedom to Thrive

I’ve been thinking about freedom today for a number of reasons – it was just Independence Day in the US, I recently visited my 101-year-old grandmother who still lives independently, and I had a two-week road trip with my family…

Navigating Parenting in the Digital Age with Sharon and Chelsea Maxwell

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Chelsea and Sharon Maxwell, an amazing mother-daughter duo. Sharon Maxwell is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years experience. Chelsea has a masters in…

Weekly 3 for Moms — Planning Your Week

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited to talk about planning your week, and the weekly 3 for moms. As I get ready for another year of FLOW 365 and prep changes for the next…

Practicing Awareness with Robin Sandomirsky

On this episode of the Plan Simple Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Robin Sandomirsky, who I find guru-esque, and she’s taught me to be present. I’ve learned so many tools from her and as we tap into our…

Summer Work

The FLOW process exists because I needed to prove to myself that I could work while also eating well, making lifestyle choices that feel free, and having time for me. This “balance” is perhaps hardest for me in the summer…

Summer OM

Summer is definitely a time that we can forget to take care of ourselves and our spirit. I give some super practical tips and planning sheets in the Summer Lifestyle Episode and some food strategies that can definitely support a…

Summer Lifestyle

Make sure to listen to all four episodes in the Summer series — Food, Lifestyle, Om, and Work. These four episodes are a series that I created as an “extra” as we transfer from the school year to summer. If…

Summer Food and Wellness

What do you want from this summer? Summer, like the winter holidays, comes with a lot of baggage around what it should look like. I have had summers where I wanted to honor a big work project. I have had…

Motherhood and Money with Sandra Grahame

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Sandra Grahame about balancing business and mothering in the summer alongside the bigger topic of women with money. I personally have been working with Sandra…

The Pelvic Floor with Kathy Kates

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited to have Kathy Kates here. Kathy is an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in helping patients to alleviate pelvic pain and we’re going to talk about…

Plant-based Energy with Marie Claire

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Marie Claire, an energy coach for experts, author, speaker, and certified raw food coach about raw food and reigniting our energy. We talk about three…

Planning with Purpose

There was a long time where I really loved the idea “live today like there is no tomorrow.” I wasn’t a planner and I wanted to be more “fun.” But, the truth is I never did anything that daring or…

Clean Beauty with Becky Kuhlman

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Becky Kuhlman, a Beautycounter consultant, about safe skincare and beauty products. From what not to use to safe sunscreen, we talk about keeping yourself safe…

Get along with your body with Nina Manolson

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk again with Nina Manolson, health and wellness coach who works with women around body image and their relationship with their bodies. She has so much to…

The Brave Art of Motherhood with Rachel Martin

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Rachel Martin, author of The Brave Art of Motherhood, creator of Finding Joy, and mom to seven kids. This is a must listen, so make…

Meet Brandi Bonica

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Brandi Bonica about her experience with the FLOW Planner and FLOW 365. A lot of the people in FLOW 365 are entrepreneurs of one sort…

Get to Know Your Kids with Lee Lee McKnight

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Lee Lee McKnight about parenting and mindfulness and how they can go together. Lee is the publisher of Perpetual You and mom to a 11-year-old…

Meet Hélène Defrance

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Hélène Defrance, a olympic athlete turned nutritionist, and a member of FLOW 365. While I focus a lot of my work on moms and the…

Let It Go with Bonnie Harris

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Bonnie Harris, a parenting and child behavior specialist. I love getting parenting experts on the show because as we’re figuring out how to lead healthy…

Divinely Sensitive with Heather Dressel

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Heather Dressel about her family, her business and her experience during FLOW365. Heather has an 8-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son. She’s been a stay…

10 Lessons from Seeking Flow Between Work, Family and Wellness

We all have our own journey, but so often there is something, sometimes one little thing that we take from somebody else’s experience that helps us. This is me being 100% real about what I think about, what I do…

Space for Spirituality with John Pendergast

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with John Prendergast about making space for spirituality. I met John at a retreat in 2018 and so many of his teachings connect with things we…

Styling a Year with Sue Rock Tully

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with Sue Rock Tully, a stylist and coach with Stella & Dot, the mom to two teenage daughters, and a member of FLOW365. I can’t wait…

Plan for Sex with Caitlin Cogan Doemner

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Caitlin Cogan Doemner about sex. Do note, that this is not one to listen to with your kids… Caitlin runs a successful coaching business with…

KonMari Method: A chat with my friend Lilia Flores

Three years and a few months ago, I was sitting on the beach trying to relax into a family vacation. It was one of those weeks that had snuck up on me, and I left behind what felt like 100…

The Art of Feng Shui with Sara Nelson

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Sara Nelson, a feng shui and reiki practitioner about how we can shift our energy with feng shui practices. Sara discovered reiki after having some…

The Decluttered Life with Deirdre Nesline

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Deirdre Nesline, a personal organizer about the importance of clearing clutter and creating the space we want to help improve the rest of our year.…

Raising Great Girls (Yourself Included) with Jill Hope

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Jill Hope, the founder of I Shine, a family coaching practice. She’s mom to a son, but her work has brought her to focus on…

Plan Simple 2019

If you were to spend the next 180 days doing one thing a week to move you towards your ideal life, imagine how you would feel 1 year from now. I often serve up a platter of doable changes and…

Simplifying Toys with Becca Lane

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Becca Lane, a Waldorf teacher and Simplicity parenting specialist about toys—how do we handle all the toys already in our house and the influx that…

Well Planned Holidays with Megan Flatt and Mama CEO Panel

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, we have a special treat. I’m talking with Megan Flatt and four other Mama CEOs about how they find flow between business and family and keep things sane during the holiday…

On Creativity and Motherhood with Amy Tangerine

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so, so excited to talk with Amy Tangerine, who runs a creative company that helps women believe that they are creative and that you can craft a life you love…

How to make an Advent Calendar that supports your family this December

There are so many cute ideas around the Internet showing what an advent calendar can look like. It is worth a Google. But, what do you put in those pockets, pages or envelopes? What are your kids receiving each day?…

Sticking to Your Weekly Workflow on the Well Planned Series with Megan Flatt

We’re back for another episode of Well Planned, a Plan Simple series with Megan Flatt. Megan is a business growth strategist who works with female entrepreneurs, specifically mom entrepreneurs. She helps women build thriving businesses that they can feel good…

Going Within with Kim Marie

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Kim Marie, a transformational life coach who creates an amazing journal this time every year. If you’ve been listening to the podcast for a while,…

A Doable Change Episode on Eating Your Veggies

Fruits and veggies are so important to our thriving health! I sometimes talk about what we could take out, but adding the 10 servings of suggested fruits and veggies a day is huge!!!! Eating more fruits and vegetables reduces inflammation…

Planning Food for the Holidays with Angela Litzinger

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with my friend and gluten/allergen free food expert, Angela Litzinger. She’s an amazing cook and blogger, and we’re talking about planning for the holidays. Even if…

Starting a Business after “Moming” with Megan Flatt and Mia Moran

We’re back for our 6th episode of Well Planned, a Plan Simple series with Megan Flatt. Megan is a business growth strategist who works with female entrepreneurs, specifically mom entrepreneurs. She helps women build thriving businesses that they can feel…

A Magical Life with Lisa Marie Grantham

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Lisa Marie Grantham, a coach and spiritual teacher and the founder of the School of Magical Living. She considers herself a student of life is…

Starting a Business on the Well Planned Series with Megan Flatt

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Megan and explore a question about launching a store. We talk about “flow” vs. balance. Especially how sometimes you flow a little more to the…

Live Exceptional with JB Owen

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with JB Owens. She calls herself an Extraordinary Lifestyle Designer and her most rewarding work is helping women transition from doing what they have to, to…

Clean out your pantry and create a space that supports your wellness

You may have a full on pantry, or you may have a few cabinets or shelves where you keep things that don’t go bad — rice, canned tomatoes, crackers, nuts. If you are like most people, sugary cereals and cookies…

Systems & Support on Well Planned Series with Megan Flatt

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m back with my friend Megan Flatt for Well Planned, the series where we answer your questions about planning. Megan is a business growth strategist who focuses on helping business owners…

A Doable Change Episode on Healthy Sweets

It is almost the time of year where there are sweets at every turn. I start getting asked at Halloween, how I do it… How do I walk into a party and see a plate of brownies and not want…

When we are busy but nothing is getting done

So often we are on the move. It feels like we never stop, but at the end of the day, we don’t feel like anything has been accomplished. When asked how our day was, we say, “busy,” but instantly feel…

Well Planned: Overwhelm vs. Laziness

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m back with my friend Megan Flatt for Well Planned, the series where we answer your questions about planning. Megan is a business coach who focuses on business growth strategies for…

Doable Change: Create a Smoothie Lifestyle

It is no secret that I LOVE smoothies! Here is the deal. I do not love to cook by nature. I have figured out how to find joy in the kitchen because I love to feel good, and I discovered…

Compassion by Design with Jennifer Bronsnick

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Jennifer Bronsnick, a mom coach and human design specialist. Not sure what human design is? I didn’t know either, but it’s pretty amazing. We actually…

Well Planned—Dealing with Overwhelm with Megan Flatt

It’s another part of our Well Planned series on the Plan Simple Podcast. I’m talking again my friend Megan Flatt, a business coach to Mama CEOs and pro at planning. We’re taking on a question from the audience today. Angela…

Doable Change: Packing healthy school lunches

The goal for any kid’s lunch is to keep it easy to eat and full of nutritious food that helps them be present and productive during school day. I find the simpler and more repetitive lunch is, the more successful…

Root Medicine with Dr. Sarah Byrne

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Dr. Sarah Byrne, a Board Certified Family Medicine physician and the co-owner of Root Family Medicine, primary care, a holistic primary care practice. I love…

Well Planned in 90 Days Cycles with Megan Flatt

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited because we’re starting a new series that we’re calling “Well Planned.” I have my friend Megan Flatt, an expert planner and business coach to Mama CEOs here with…

On Eliminating Stress as a Busy Mom

In this world where busy is a badge of honor and FOMO (fear of missing out) is so real, I wanted to dive into a topic that comes up for a lot of us in the transition from summer to…

When you have food allergies with Orly

Today, I am talking allergies, because the truth is, life is not always easy with food restrictions — specially at this time year that is filled with transitions and new situations. In our house we have Celiac (no gluten), dairy…

The Art of Money with Bari Tessler

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited on many levels to talk with Bari Tessler about money and mindset. Her approach to money is really similar to the way I approach food and health. Bari…

GLOW with Tanya Wheeless

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Tanya Wheeless, the founder and CEO of HappyGrace about happiness. Tanya tells about excelling in law school and in her law career, applying for a…

Enjoy Your Child with Michael Thompson

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Michael Thompson, a psychologist specializing in children and families. He’s the author of Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children, Raising Cain: Protecting…

A Meaningful Plan with Melissa Lanz

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Melissa Lanz, the founder CEO of The Fresh 20 meal planning service and a business coach. Her business started as a one-off favor to a…

Don’t Give Your Power away with Dr. Mindy Pelz

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Dr. Mindy Pelz, a chiropractor and founder of one of the largest natural wellness clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s the author of…

Gluten Free with Nadine Grzeskowiak

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Nadine Grzeskowiak. She’s the Gluten Free RN and the author of Dough Nation. She was diagnosed, by accident, 11 years ago with celiac disease and…

How a Clear Vision and Little Changes Add Up to the Life You Want

If you are anything like me, you have a bookshelf of productivity books, a recycle bin of half used calendars and planners, an too many days where your bag is filled with ideas and reminders on sticky notes and envelopes.…

Create Empty Spaces with Christine Koh

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Christine Koh, a multimedia creative who has done so many things. She’s a co-founder of Boston Mamas, co-host of the podcast Edit Your Life, co-author…

Redesign with Jackie Woodside

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Jackie Woodside, an author, speaker, professional development trainer and coach with years of experience as a therapist. We start out talking about to-do lists. Jackie…

Everything is Connected with Jacqui Bryan

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Jacqui Bryan, a functional nutritionist, health coach, and whole health educator. Jacqui had worked in healthcare for years as a nurse and consultant, but after…

My School of Mom

On this episode of the Plan Simple Podcast, I’m doing something a little different. I celebrated my birthday recently, which is a time of reflection for me, and I decided I wanted to share my story in a different way.…

Self Love with Nitika Chopra

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Nitika Chopra, a chronic illness advocate and self-love guru. She has battled psoriosis since she was 10 and psoriatic arthritis since she was 19. While…

Get Past the Myths that Keep You Stuck

To really lead the lives that we desire and be the role models our kids deserve, we need to move past the myths that keep us stuck. I made the Flow Planner and developed the FLOW Planning Method, to help…

A Healthy Gut with Jade Venables

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Jade Venables of the Healthy Mommy Movement summit about gut health. Not quite sure what gut health is all about (even if you’ve been hearing…

Pleasure is productive with Janna Denton-Howes

On this episode of the Plan Simple Podcast, we’re talking about something of a taboo topic—sex. I’m so excited to have Janna Denton-Howes, a marriage coach and expert on sex and the male brain here today. We really dive into…

Being Organized vs. Being Balanced with Jen Liddy

On this episode of the Plan Simple Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Jen Liddy, an accountability and mindset coach about planning systems and order and creating more ease. Jen has always been super organized and describes herself as…

Inspiration and Trusting Your Gut with Patricia van Essche

On this episode of the Plan Simple Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with Patricia van Essche, a multipassionate artist, entrepreneur and mom. Her kids are in college or working now, and I love getting tips from parents a little…

In the Mud with Vanessa Gobes

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Vanessa Gobes, co-founder of The Chrysalis Center, about transformation. We talk about the huge transformations she made in her own life and why she started…

Leap into the Unknown with Kerry Connelly

The first realization you have to have is nobody is going to make time for you in your schedule to work on your passions.   – Kerry Connelly On this episode of the Plan Simple Podcast, I’m really excited to talk…

Perfectly Unfolding with Julie Hannon

On this episode of the Plan Simple Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with my friend, and shaman, Julie Hannon about how to bring more OM into your life. If you’ve followed my FLOW planner process, you know that the…

Dance to Dinner with Denise Costello

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Denise Costello, the founder of The Energized Body and co-founder of Chrysalis Center for Meditation and Wellness. Denise’s journey started with food, but moved into…

Family Dinner

Meal Plan

Shred

Picky Picky

In this episode we consider a planning tool that will help you move a picky eater to a more adventurous one. This job is very often helped by the other tools we are covering: having your family brand, doing a…

Post-it Strategy

This episode of the Plan Simple Podcast is part of a seven tools in seven days series. I’ve shared my ideas on finding your why and your family brand. Today, I’m so excited to talk about the simplest meal planning…

Family Brand

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk about family brands as a way to help our families live healthier lives. I come from a design background, and I used to work with a…

Living in Your Box with Sarah Jenks

On this episode of the Plan Simple Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with Sarah Jenks. If I have ever met anyone who truly walks her talk, and then turns around and teaches us all the lessons she has learned,…

Plan Simple : Why

Emotional Eating with Lindsey Goldwasser

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with Lindsey Goldwasser, a holistic health advocate, wellness educator, and energy expert (because who doesn’t need more energy?). Lindsey got into health coaching as a result…

Cooking Does Not Have to be Stressful with Stephanie Stiavetti

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Stephanie Stiavetti. She’s a trained chef who helps regular people feel fabulous about cooking. Steph learned taught herself to cook as a kid, but stopped…

Your Holiday with Mia

Thanksgiving is fast approaching here in the US (which means we are in the full swing of the holiday season. You have your plans. You know who is making what. But maybe it doesn’t look quite like a Martha Stewart…

Navigate Your Year with Kim Marie

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Kim Marie, a transformational life coach and mom of 12 and 15 year old boys. Kim and I met in an online group for people…

Holidays with Mia

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, let’s talk about the holidays. I haven’t always loved the time between Halloween and New Years, but that’s changed. It’s supposed to be such a wonderful time, but for most moms…

Gluten Talks with Anne Sarkisian

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Anne Sarkisian, a author, an artist, mom and grandmother. We met at a gluten-free expo and she has so much to share about gluten and…

Creating a Vision

Consistency with Marie Levey-Pabst

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Marie Levay-Pabst, who works with parents to create balanced lives. As the mom of two, she has done the work herself and knows that there…

Manifesting and Receiving with Star Staubach

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Star Staubach, the mom of three kids, 8, 6, and 3, and she runs the business Ignite Radiance , working with women who are dedicated…

More Please with Alexia Vernon

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with Alexia Vernon. She’s somebody I know outside of this show, and she’s the person behind any reason that I stand on a stage with any…

Squirrels and Flow

I talk a lot about rhythm because at one point I was held captive by a schedule that did not leave me feeling very well. The seasons serve up a framework — the food that is available, the light, the…

Exceptional Selfcare with Shereen Thor

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m super excited to talk with Shereen Thor, the founder of Awaken the Rebel, a movement to get people to stop living the life they think they are supposed to live…

Making Lists with Monica Froese

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Monica Froese, who left the corporate world after her daughter was born and now teaches mom entrepreneurs how to ditch their 9–5 careers and start…

The Little Things with Emily Kristofferson

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Emily Kristofferson, who I met through Facebook years ago because she was talking a lot about farmer’s markets and healthy cooking. But she’s also an…

Uncovering Purpose with Natalie Matushenko

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Natalie Matushenko. Natalie and I have known each other for years and it’s great to have her here today. She’s a coach, soulful mentor, and…

Your Dream Schedule with Shay Hrobsky

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Shay Hrobsky, a mompreneur with her own marketing company and two kids, who’s trying—like most of us—to find some kind of balance and getting ready…

Trust your Calendar with Patty Lennon

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m unbelievably excited to talk with Patty Lennon, an intuitive entrepreneur coach for women and mom of a 10-year-old and a 12-year-old. Patty went from overweight, overwhelmed corporate job mom to…

Design your Life with Krisstina Wise

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with Krisstina Wise, whose money class really helped me. Krisstina helps millions of people each year discover the true path to wealth, health, and happiness. And…

Seasons and Cycles with Jenny Fenig

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m super excited to talk with Jenny Fenig, a coach, author, and spiritual brand strategist with three kids. And she talks about a lot of things that I’m super passionate about…

Declare Dominion with Anna Kunnecke

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with Anna Kunnecke, who runs the online coaching business called Declare Dominion. She’s also mom to 5 kids ages 2 to 11. We talk about Anna’s…

Treat your Calendar Seriously with Morra Aarons Mele

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Morra Aarons Mele, an author, founder of a social impact agency, Internet marketer, and mom of three. We started talking about the myth of balance,…

Make Space with Desha Peacock

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Desha Peacock a lifestyle design coach who helps multi-passionate entrepreneurs who seek freedom, prosperity, travel, beauty and meaning create their sweet spot style. She works…

You Cannot Plan For Everything

Last week my mom fell playing tennis and broke her hip. Originally this was a week to get a lot done in my business. I have designed a planner that I am counting down the days to show you, but…

Let kids lead with Jennifer House

It’s not our job to get our kids to eat. It’s our job to supply them with the food at regular times. But from there, they are certainly the best judges of their own appetite – Jennifer House On this…

Healing Foods with Maria Quintana-Pillinga

We can feel sick, and gradually we feel better. We kind of forget how sick we felt. So, we don’t connect what we’re eating to how we felt. – Maria Quintana-Pilling On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast,…

Peace Begins at the Dinner Table

Do your family dinners count? I was 33 and I had five major dreams attained. Handsome husband, check. Three beautiful kids, check. A design company of my own, check. Home owner, check. A white picket fence, check. These were dreams…

Reframing with Paula Sacco

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Paula Sacco, a certified professional coach who specializes in helping women rediscover, reimagine and redesign their lives in order to fulfill new purposes and connections.…

Raising Healthy Eaters with Sara Fins

Teach your child how to listen to their body signals and how to appreciate good food. – Sara Fins On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Sara Fins, a certified health coach…

Our Skin with Rachael Pontillo

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Rachel Pontillo, who among other things is a certified international health coach, licensed aesthetician and natural skin care formulator and educator. We talking about skin…

No More Tolerating with Julia Sarver

We can reframe how we look at how we eat together as a family. – Julia Sarver On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Julia Sarver, a holistic health coach and business…

Food Freedom with Elaine Gardner

Once I made the commitment to find a way to get better, things that I never heard of just kept showing up in my life. – Elaine Gardner On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m so excited…

Busyness is a Distraction with Deb Blum

When we don’t feel strong within ourselves, we tend to be sort of tumbled about by all of the outside influences of what we should be doing.   – Deb Blum On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast,…

Busy is a Choice with Amanda Hinman

Are we giving ourselves permission to step back and say “But wait…what do we really want to be doing?” – Amanda Hinman On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Amanda Hinman, who…

Homesteading and Knives with RB Fast

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, Mia talks with RB Fast. They dive into the very exciting topic of Urban Homesteading. Wait until you hear how and where RB sources her food. It is quite inspirational! RB…

Detoxing the Body and Soul with Linda Rothey

Rothey and Mia dive into Linda’s journey of getting healthy and look at how Linda went from a junk food fanatic to her most amazing healthy self. She talks about her journey when a friend asked her to do a…

Seasonal Dumps with Sara Bradford

On this episode Mia chats with Sara Bradford. This is a long episode filled will lots of nuggets. They dive into her upbringing which is filled with nuggets for moms wanting to raise kids who grow up loving food and…

Clarity and a Scale with Dolores Hirschmann

Dolores starts by talking about how she can call herself a fulltime mom and a fulltime professional and how that has helped her find balance. Dolores shares her story from a large size 12 to a size 6, and how…

Food is a Core Value with Parrish Wilson

Parrish shares how she started to look into a holistic lifestyle in her 20s when she needed to improve her mood. She shares how healthy choices became a really important family value when she had kids. She talks about how…

Lead by Example with Christie Kennedy Manuel

Mia and Christie dive into what it means to get results with fitness and grabbing “me” time as a busy mom. She talks about how powerful it is to come home and “be fit” even when your kids don’t see…

7 Doable Changes of the 2.0 Variety

Mia is spending 7 days in a row going through 49 of her 101 Doable Changes. The idea behind a “doable change” is that you choose one to focus on each week and fully lean into it, fitting it into…

7 Doable Food Changes

Mia is spending 7 days in a row going through 49 of her 101 Doable Changes. The idea behind a “doable change” is that you choose one to focus on each week and fully lean into it, fitting it into…

7 Doable Family-focused Changes

Mia is spending 7 days in a row going through 49 of her 101 Doable Changes. The idea behind a “doable change” is that you choose one to focus on each week and fully lean into it, fitting it into…

7 Doable Planning Changes

Mia is spending 7 days in a row going through 49 of her 101 Doable Changes. The idea behind a “doable change” is that you choose one to focus on each week and fully lean into it, fitting it into…

7 Doable Kitchen Changes

Mia is spending 7 days in a row going through 49 of her 101 Doable Changes. The idea behind a “doable change” is that you choose one to focus on each week and fully lean into it, fitting it into…

7 Doable Mindset Changes

Mia continues her series of doable changes that can impact your week. Today she focuses on mindset, and the power the mind has over what we eat. She takes about getting clear on your why, and gives tools for sticking…

101 Doable Changes

This is a special series! For 7 days in a row Mia will go through 7 Doable Changes A DAY that will transform your health and your family — that is 49 all together. These doable changes are not meant…

It’s time to show up

Mia is back for season two of the Plan Simple Meals podcast. In season two she will dive into the lives of other busy moms committed to making good choices for their families. On this episode she talks about talking…

Eat When You Are Hungry with Alice Rosen

On this episode Mia chats with Alice Rosen. Alice defines disordered eating and gives lots of tools for moving away from disordered ways. What food are you humming for? If you are mindful, you will eat what you need. She…

Meeting Yourselslf with Karen Schachter

On this episode Mia chats with Karen Schachter. They dive into what it means to heal an eating disorder and come into a relationship with yourself, and then doing the same thing again as a busy mom. Karen shares how…

Structure Precedes Evolution with Cate Stillman

On this eoisode, Mia gets to talk with Cate Stillman of yogahealer.com. Kate starts the conversation by acknowledging that within our family we often don’t have the tools and structure to evolve. Cate dives into values and how impactful it…

Gifting Real Food with Carrie Fitzsimmons

On this episode, Mia and Carrie dive into gifting food. Carrie shares her process for making holiday food gifts and shares lots of ideas for packaging them. She shares how she had a life changing experience with the product Juice…

Baking Bread with Sharon Kane

Some Glass and Silacone with Juhl Gulati

Your T-shirt Counts with Gwen Gardner

About Gwen: Gwendolyn Gardner is the founder and designer of Simply Chickie Clothing. Over 10 years ago, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. That same week, she broke up with her boyfriend and found out she was pregnant…

Making and Oils with Jessica Clapp Hennessey

What we chat about in the episode: On this episode of Plan Simple Meals, Mia and Jessica talk about simplifying, slowing down, and making gifts this holiday season. Jessica shares three different recipes for making presents with essential oils —…

Balanced Communication with Jessica Felix

About Jessica: She founded her parenting business in 2011 with over 10 years of experience and education in child development and coaching. She helps families define their unique values and lay a solid foundation of trust, respect and communication with…

Become a Better You with Kate Anthony

About Kate: Kate is a successful coach and writer, who centers her practice on helping divorcing moms reinvent themselves. She has had articles published in The Huffington Post, MSN Living, Solo Parent Magazine, and YourTango.com. In 2014, Kate was named…

The Nourished Momma with Carrie Anne Killeen

About Carrie: Carrie Anne Killeen is a WholeBeing Coach and former public school teacher. She teaches and inspires parents how to live happy and healthy lives while raising happy and healthy kids. She believes that parenting should be easier! And…

Staying Strong with Courtney Wycoff

About Courtney: Courtney is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, with 14 years experience in the field of fitness, nutrition, and injury prevention/treatment. She has been working exclusively with pre- and postnatal women for the last 7 years,…

I am not eating that!

On this episode, Mia tackles a question she has gotten a lot lately about what to do when your child will not eat what you make. The answer has less to do with the food and more to do with…

No More Inflammation with Neil Cannon

About Neil: Neil Cannon is the author of Mojo Multiplier: Raise Testosterone Naturally, and bestselling author of The Vitality Secret: Defy Disease, Combat Common Illnesses & Stay Young. What we chat about in the episode: Inflammation and how we can…

How much is too much?

In this episode, Mia dives into the topic of how much is too much? When does healthy eating actually get in the way of our happiness? Mia talks about cravings, the stories we tell about food, and how to use…

Back to Present with Lacey Sherwood

About Lacey: Lacey Sherwood is an Arizona native, currently living in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She is a certified nutritionist, personal trainer and certified Energy Therapist with the SimplyHealed® Method. She has a love and enthusiasm for helping people clear…

Getting Out the Door with Suzanne Brown

About Suzanne: Suzanne Brown is a mom, wife, part-time consultant, speaker, writer, and avid international traveler. Her part-time work story started at a large marketing agency after the birth of her first child. After working for large companies for 12+…

Breathing into Motherhood with Catherine Middlebrooks

About Catherine: Catherine Middlebrooks is a longtime yogi and trained yoga instructor, who found her practice tested after returning to her day job when her first child was a few months old… She has created an entire business that makes…

Creating a Rhythm: Book Talk – Episode 4

In this episode, Mia talks about finding your stride with your new food landscape. Her favorite strategy is creating a rhythm around her family’s meals so that everything can get done, regardless of how much time she has…. And she…

Finding Your Food: Book Talk Series – Episode 3

In this episode Mia explores what is means to “find your food” and how this can transform your relationship to food and your kids’ relationship to veggies. She shares stories and of course breaks it down into doable steps, so…

Intention: Book Talk Series – Episode 2

This is episode 2 of 10 of the Plan Simple Meals Books Talk Series. In this episode, Mia talks about setting intentions as a way to pull you forward with your food goals. She shares the various intentions she has…

Doable Changes: Book Talk Series – Episode 1

This is the first episode of the Plan Simple Meals Book Talks series, where Mia dives deep into the concepts of the Plan Simple Meals Book. In this episode, Mia shares why it is really important to make lifestyle changes…

Mama Bliss with Kathy Stowell

About Kathy: Kathy Stowell is a life and business coach. Being a hyper-crafty mama, she began blogging in 2006 as a way to participate in sew and knit-a-longs. Around this time she began selling her art yarn and handmade clothes…

Grace Through Ritual with Katherine Ozment

About : Katherine Ozment is an award-winning journalist and author of Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age. She has worked in publishing for more than twenty-five years, including as a senior editor…

Food Budget Freedom with Lauren Greutman

About Lauren: Lauren Greutman is the best-selling author of the book The Recovering Spender. She helps women create financial freedom for their families by sharing simple, easy ways to take back control of their money, live within their means, and…

The Mother Love with Rebecca Egbert

About Rebecca: Rebecca Egbert, CEO/Founder, Midwife Rebecca was a practicing midwife for nearly 10 years. Often told she has the energy of 7 people, hard work is part of her cellular body. After starting many businesses, she committed deeply to…

Getting Comfortable in the Kitchen with Rachel Sherwood

About Rachel: Rachel Sherwood is a Culinary Expert, Food Stylist, Author & Speaker. As a Culinary Strategist, there’s nothing Rachel loves more than teaching her clients how to build confidence in the kitchen and create healthier, happier homes through the…

What Your Body is Telling You with Dr. Michelle Sands

About Dr. Michelle: Dr. Michelle Sands created Metabolic Mamma to give women like you everything you need to reach your fat-loss, health, energy, nutrition, and personal development goals while staying focused on the health and well-being of our families. She’s…

Kids are Meant to be Healthy and Happy with Jen Hansard

About Jen: Jen Hansard is the author and co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies, which has grown to over 375k Instagram followers, 290k Facebook fans + 30 million website page views…and the movement is still growing. What we chat about in…

The Importance of Keeping it Fun with Dai Manuel

About Dai: Dai Manuel is an Author, Creator and Lifestyle Mentor at The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto. His passion is to engage and challenge people in living healthy, more active lifestyles. With increasing obesity rates and a lack of focus…

Spinning Plates with Megan Flatt

About Megan: Megan Flatt is a business growth strategist, but what she really does is empower Mama CEOs to create a fulfilling life and set a stellar example for their children. As a mom and a business owner, she wants…

Sparkle Shamelessly with Lainie Love Dalby

About Lainie: Lainie Love Dalby is a visionary artist, multi-passionate entrepreneur, Interfaith Minister and transformational catalyst with her own brand of multimedia ministry that ignites you to achieve your inherent evolutionary potential. Recently pegged as a “Global Midwife for the…

Eating Seasonally with Chef Lilly

About Chef Lilly: Obsessed with food fresh from the ground Chef Lilly loves creating meals made with what the season has to offer. As a personal chef since 2004 people often asked her for help with recipes, grocery shopping, and…

From Fast Food to Organic with Stacy Rowan

About Stacy: Stacy Rowan is the President & Co-Founder of Custom Built Life. As a Life Architect and personal coach at Custom Built Life I work with clients in private coaching programs that empower them to stop following everyone else’s…

The Kids Menu with Joe Cross

About Joe: Joe Cross is the founder and CEO of Reboot. His personal story of transformation was chronicled in the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, which has been seen by more than 25 million people worldwide. The incredible response…

Eating on Purpose with Nina Manolson

About Nina: Nina Manolson is a Health Coach and Psychology of Eating Coach for women who are looking to end the struggle with their food and body. She’s passionate about helping women end their food and body struggles because she…

Everbody Poops with Jovanka Ciares

About Jovanka: Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, a proprietary detox and weight loss program for natural weight loss which was featured…

Incorporating Raw Foods with Eva Rawposa

About Eva: Éva Rawposa is a business, lifestyle, and energy consultant primarily serving online food and wellness coaches with part-time businesses. She has led hundreds of women through raw food teacher trainings, along with tens of thousands of readers of…

Fitness at Your Pace with Catherine Basu

About Catherine: Catherine Basu, MEd is an ACE-certified fitness professional, and the owner of Fit Armadillo® and StartYourOwnFitnessBusiness.com. After working at gyms and schools in roles from trainer to wellness center director to running coach, she created her company to…

Are you the Adult you want your Kids to Be? with Danielle Reed

About Danielle: Danielle is a teacher, certified life coach, professional speaker, certified daring way and rising strong facilitator, the owner of coach on the go and co-owner of fit & fierce (a program to empower young girls). Danielle helps people…

Rock Solid Synergy with Stacey Martino

About Stacey: Sought after Relationship Expert Stacey Martino knows that Better Relationships equal a Better Life™! Stepping out of the old relationship paradigm of couple’s coaching, Stacey and her husband Paul empower individuals with the tools & strategies to transform,…

Manifesting Change With Jen Mazer

About Jen: Jen Mazer Is the Queen of Manifestation. She’s always been able to dream up outrageous adventures and actually live them out – From rubbing elbows at a small private cocktail party hosted by Martin Scorsese, to living rent-free…

The Right Medicine for The Right Job with Robin Ray Green

About Robin: Robin Green, L.Ac. is an acupuncturist, herbalist, educator, author and owner of Robin Green Acupuncture, Inc. She has been offering gentle and caring adult and pediatric acupuncture services in Morgan Hill, CA since 2004, serving families residing in Gilroy, San Martin, San…

Get the Glow with Latham Thomas

About Latham: A graduate of Columbia University & The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Latham is a maternity lifestyle maven, wellness & birth coach/doula, yoga teacher, on the vanguard of transforming the maternal wellness movement. Her practice provides support to pre/postnatal…

Cultivating Peace and Joy With Kelley Grimes

About Kelley: In Truth & Beauty is the vehicle for artist and counselor Kelley Grimes to support, educate and encourage people to self nurture. Self nurturing is the act of caring for yourself by deeply nourishing, cherishing and encouraging your…

Collect, Connect then Direct 
with Kim John Payne

About Kim: Kim John Payne, M.ED,  is the author of the #1 Best Selling book, Simplicity Parenting.  A consultant and trainer to over 200 North American independent and public schools Kim has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher,…

Welcome to Plan Simple Meals with Mia Moran

Welcome to the first episode of Plan Simple Meals! Bestselling author, Mia Moran serves up this new podcast for families who want to create a healthier, happier home— one meal at a time. Listen in for informative conversations on food,…

Plan Simple Meals Kick Off Interview

In this episode Podcast Coach, Shann Vander Leek interviews Mia Moran about her brand new Plan Simple Meals Podcast. Listen in If you want simple solutions to help your busy family eat clean and live well.  

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I’m Mia Moran.

I’m a creative, entrepreneur and mom of three who went from exhausted and overwhelmed to happy and energetic (most days). Now I find great joy helping other busy families find the time to make food, family and work both fun and healthy.

Over the past 8 years, I have rid myself of seasonal allergies, gotten off all medicine, lost some weight… and most importantly given myself the gift of time and energy….

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