TGGC #64: Writing a birthday list & making better financial choices with Sarah von Bargen

Sarah Von Bargen is a writer and teacher who believes that everyone and everything is interesting. She helps her people live easier, more intentional, more interesting lives through courses, articles, and incredibly doable suggestions. We had a really fun chat about so many things, including her thoughts on the recent US presidential election, writing a new things list, a simple trick for being more productive, and how we can stop making regrettable purchases once and for all.


In this episode we discuss:

  • What the US election has changed for Sarah
  • Using the Pomodoro Technique to be more productive and happier with with
  • What Sarah’s working on these days
  • Her writing process
  • Why she started writing her New Things List when she was turning 30
  • How she decides what to put on her list
  • Sarah’s rituals for getting ready for new year
  • How she evaluates what to spend her money on
  • A simple practice for determining whether you’re spending if you’re spending money on things that make you happy and to stop making regrettable purchases
  • Tips for saving up for a big purchase, like a holiday, when it feels like money is tight


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TGGC #63: Harnessing creativity, HSPs in the city, & preparing for the new year with Susannah Conway

Susannah Conway is the author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart and LONDONTOWN: A Photographic Tour of the City’s Delights, and co-author of Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids.

Through her writing and online courses, she helps people reconnect to their true selves through creativity.

I’m so excited to share our conversation, where we sat down to chat about harnessing creativity, the healing power of journalling, thriving as an HSP in a big city, and her rituals for preparing for the new year.



In this episode we discuss:


  • Susannah’s creative journey and how it led her from more traditional creative paths to really creating her own path

  • Her favourite artist dates for fuelling her creativity
  • Using journalling as a tool for healing and self-exploration
  • Creativity as a connection to the divine
  • The fact that you’re creative, even if you don’t think you are
  • Tips for getting through creative blocks
  • Protecting yourself as an HSP living in the city
  • Rituals for preparing for the new year
  • Don’t forget to use the promo code ‘sarah’ to get 10% off your purchase from Four Sigmatic


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TGGC #62: Learning to trust your body & remembering your essence with Rochelle Schieck

Rochelle Schieck is the founder of Qoya. Since its inception in 2009, she has trained hundreds of Qoya teachers, taught thousands of Qoya movement classes, and led dozens of retreats in the most sacred places on earth with one intention in mind: to remember, and to help others do the same.

Her work has been featured in outlets like New York Magazine,, The Telegraph, and Psychology Today.

Qoya has come up on the podcast many times and it’s had a profound impact on my life, so I’m really excited to share this conversation with you.

We talked about learning to trust our bodies, healing from heartache, balancing our masculine and feminine energies, and what you can expect in a Qoya class.


In this episode we talk about:

  • How movement creates flow not just in our physical health but also in our energy and our creativity
  • Focusing on what feels good in the body and the trickle effect that has into other areas of our lives
  • The benefits of getting sick and how it’s really telling us that things are working, not that they aren’t
  • Learning to trust our bodies
  • The story of how Rochelle developed Qoya
  • What to expect at a Qoya class
  • The evolution of Qoya and the new movement system that Rochelle is working on developing
  • Balancing our masculine and feminine energies
  • Healing from heartbreak in a way that helps us to be more whole and more in touch with ourselves
  • What it means that through movement we remember that our essence is wise, wild, and free




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