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For 2020, we're getting off the Guilt Trip & embarking on a journey of empowerment. Join Jean Ann Duckworth as she offers a series of programs designed to strengthen & empower you every step of the way.

A Life of Simple Joy

  • Feb 10, 2020 LATEST EPISODE
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  • 204 EPISODES


Latest episodes from Journey of Empowerment

The Journey of Empowerment Revival 5 Reignited Passion

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 16:00

for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NRSV For 2020,Jean Ann is helping you get off the Guilt Trip & back on your journey of empowerment where you belong. For January, the theme is Beginnings as we starte a new year.This  week, Jean Ann is focusing on Revival, helping to reawaken the passion&power within you! In this episode, Jean Ann discusses  the power of revival on our lives. In this episode, Jean Ann talks about reawakening your passion.

The Journey of Empowerment Revival 4 Enthusiasm

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2020 12:00

for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NRSV For 2020,Jean Ann is helping you get off the Guilt Trip & back on your journey of empowerment where you belong. For January, the theme is Beginnings as we starte a new year.This  week, Jean Ann is focusing on Revival, helping to reawaken the passion&power within you! In this episode, Jean Ann discusses  the power of revival on our lives. In this episode, Jean Ann talks about enthusiasm & how  it can impact your life & those around you

The Journey of Empowerment Revival 3 Women

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2020 15:00

for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NRSV For 2020,Jean Ann is helping you get off the Guilt Trip & back on your journey of empowerment where you belong. For January, the theme is Beginnings as we starte a new year.This  week, Jean Ann is focusing on Revival, helping to reawaken the passion&power within you! In this episode, Jean Ann discusses  the power of revival on our lives. In this episode, Jean Ann suggests you consider the various women in your life & ways they can help you move forward.

The Journey of Empowerment Revival 2 Opportunities

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2020 16:00

for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NRSV For 2020,Jean Ann is helping you get off the Guilt Trip & back on your journey of empowerment where you belong. For January, the theme is Beginnings as we starte a new year.This  week, Jean Ann is focusing on Revival, helping to reawaken the passion&power within you! In this episode, Jean Ann discusses  the power of revival on our lives. In this episode, Jean Ann discusses ways to discover the many opportunities God has made available to you.

The Journey of Empowerment Revival 1 Positive Attitude

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2020 15:00

for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NRSV For 2020,Jean Ann is helping you get off the Guilt Trip & back on your journey of empowerment where you belong. For January, the theme is Beginnings as we starte a new year.This  week, Jean Ann is focusing on Revival, helping to reawaken the passion&power within you! In this episode, Jean Ann discusses  the power of revival on our lives. In this episode, Jean Ann explains the importance of a positive attitude & the affects it has on your life. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.Hebrews 11:1 NRSV

The Journey of Empowerment Revival Introduction

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2020 15:00

for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NRSV For 2020,Jean Ann is helping you get off the Guilt Trip & back on your journey of empowerment where you belong. For January, the theme is Beginnings as we starte a new year.This  week, Jean Ann is focusing on Revival, helping to reawaken the passion&power within you! In this episode, Jean Ann discusses  the power of revival on our lives. In this episode, Jean Ann discusses her goals for the year & ways you can join her.

The Journey of Empowerment Part 1 Beginnings

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2020 15:00

for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NRSV For 2020,Jean Ann is helping you get off the Guilt Trip & back on your journey of empowerment where you belong. ForJanuary, the theme is Beginnings as we starte a new year.This  week, Jean Ann is focusing on Revival, helping to reawaken the passion&power within you! In this episode, Jean Ann discusses her goals for the year & ways you can join her.

6 Spiritual Christmas Gifts for the Guilty Mommy #6 Kindness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2019 16:00

You would be disappointed if you chose the perfect gift for someone, only to have them put it aside, never opening it or using it. Yet this is exactly what we do with the gifts given to us by God. Time to open those gifts & use them to their fullest! In this series, Jean Ann shares 6 gifts given to us by Christ that, when combined, offer us an incredible life & the opportunity to do all the things He calls us to do for Him. In this episode, Jean Ann shares the way the other 5 gifts come together to create #6 Kindness.

6 Spiritual Christmas Gifts for the Guilty Mommy #5 Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2019 15:00

You would be disappointed if you chose the perfect gift for someone, only to have them put it aside, never opening it or using it. Yet this is exactly what we do with the gifts given to us by God. Time to open those gifts & use them to their fullest! In this series, Jean Ann shares 6 gifts given to us by Christ that, when combined, offer us an incredible life & the opportunity to do all the things He calls us to do for Him. In this episode, Jean Ann discusses the power of faith & how it plays an important role in the Christmas story.

6 Spiritual Christmas Gifts for the Guilty Mommy #4 Joy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2019 15:00

You would be disappointed if you chose the perfect gift for someone, only to have them put it aside, never opening it or using it. Yet this is exactly what we do with the gifts given to us by God. Time to open those gifts & use them to their fullest! In this series, Jean Ann shares 6 gifts given to us by Christ that, when combined, offer us an incredible life & the opportunity to do all the things He calls us to do for Him. In this episode, Jean Ann  explains the joy Christ gives us & why it is so important to our spiritual growth..

The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide Part 6 Service

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2019 15:00

Christmas is a time of celebration and joy. It is also a time of stress and chaos for the women struggling to keep up with Holiday preparations on top of their regular responsibilities. The Guilty Mommy  Christmas Survival Guide helps you discover ways to find peace and joy in the season once again. Each episode offers you a tool to reduced Christmas stress, increase Holiday joy,& control the fear that causes you to overreact. Jean Ann offers advice, tips, ideas, and more to help you prepare for Christmas one day at a time. Jean Ann helps you reduce the stress of the season by breaking down all the tasks that need to be accomplished into daily bits and pieces. In this episode, Jean Ann shares ways to serve your community this Christmas..  Put the joy back into your Christmas one day at a time with The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide. More Christmas tips for Guilty Mommies may be found at my blog  

6 Spiritual Christmas Gifts for the Guilty Mommy #3 Peace

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2019 16:00

You would be disappointed if you chose the perfect gift for someone, only to have them put it aside, never opening it or using it. Yet this is exactly what we do with the gifts given to us by God. Time to open those gifts & use them to their fullest! In this series, Jean Ann shares 6 gifts given to us by Christ that, when combined, offer us an incredible life & the opportunity to do all the things He calls us to do for Him. In this episode, Jean Ann discusses how the peace of Christ offers us strength..

The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide Part 5 Assistance

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2019 15:00

Christmas is a time of celebration and joy. It is also a time of stress and chaos for the women struggling to keep up with Holiday preparations on top of their regular responsibilities. The Guilty Mommy  Christmas Survival Guide helps you discover ways to find peace and joy in the season once again. Each episode offers you a tool to reduced Christmas stress, increase Holiday joy,& control the fear that causes you to overreact. Jean Ann offers advice, tips, ideas, and more to help you prepare for Christmas one day at a time. Jean Ann helps you reduce the stress of the season by breaking down all the tasks that need to be accomplished into daily bits and pieces. In this episode, Jean Ann reassures you the world won't end if you ask others for help this Christmas..  Put the joy back into your Christmas one day at a time with The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide. More Christmas tips for Guilty Mommies may be found at my blog  

6 Spiritual Christmas Gifts for the Guilty Mommy #2 Love

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2019 16:00

You would be disappointed if you chose the perfect gift for someone, only to have them put it aside, never opening it or using it. Yet this is exactly what we do with the gifts given to us by God. Time to open those gifts & use them to their fullest! In this series, Jean Ann shares 6 gifts given to us by Christ that, when combined, offer us an incredible life & the opportunity to do all the things He calls us to do for Him. In this episode, Jean Ann discusses the importance of love & how the love of Jesus raises us up & empowers us.

The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide Part 4 Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2019 15:00

Christmas is a time of celebration and joy. It is also a time of stress and chaos for the women struggling to keep up with Holiday preparations on top of their regular responsibilities. The Guilty Mommy  Christmas Survival Guide helps you discover ways to find peace and joy in the season once again. Each episode offers you a tool to reduced Christmas stress, increase Holiday joy,& control the fear that causes you to overreact. Jean Ann offers advice, tips, ideas, and more to help you prepare for Christmas one day at a time. Jean Ann helps you reduce the stress of the season by breaking down all the tasks that need to be accomplished into daily bits and pieces. In this episode, Jean Ann explains why YOU are your greatest resource this Christmas..  Put the joy back into your Christmas one day at a time with The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide. More Christmas tips for Guilty Mommies may be found at my blog  

6 Spiritual Christmas Gifts for the Guilty Mommy #1 Power

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2019 15:00

You would be disappointed if you chose the perfect gift for someone, only to have them put it aside, never opening it or using it. Yet this is exactly what we do with the gifts given to us by God. Time to open those gifts & use them to their fullest! In this series, Jean Ann shares 6 gifts given to us by Christ that, when combined, offer us an incredible life & the opportunity to do all the things He calls us to do for Him. In this episode, Jean Ann discusses the importance of power & how it helps begin the process of putting the other gifts to work!

The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide Part 3 Advent

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2019 16:00

Christmas is a time of celebration and joy. It is also a time of stress and chaos for the women struggling to keep up with Holiday preparations on top of their regular responsibilities. The Guilty Mommy  Christmas Survival Guide helps you discover ways to find peace and joy in the season once again. Each episode offers you a tool to reduced Christmas stress, increase Holiday joy,& control the fear that causes you to overreact. Jean Ann offers advice, tips, ideas, and more to help you prepare for Christmas one day at a time. Jean Ann helps you reduce the stress of the season by breaking down all the tasks that need to be accomplished into daily bits and pieces. In this episode, Jean Ann discusses the power of Advent & faith this Christmas..  Put the joy back into your Christmas one day at a time with The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide. More Christmas tips for Guilty Mommies may be found at my blog  

The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide Part 2 Your Lists

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2019 16:00

Christmas is a time of celebration and joy. It is also a time of stress and chaos for the women struggling to keep up with Holiday preparations on top of their regular responsibilities. The Guilty Mommy  Christmas Survival Guide helps you discover ways to find peace and joy in the season once again. Each episode offers you a tool to reduced Christmas stress, increase Holiday joy,& control the fear that causes you to overreact. Jean Ann offers advice, tips, ideas, and more to help you prepare for Christmas one day at a time. Jean Ann helps you reduce the stress of the season by breaking down all the tasks that need to be accomplished into daily bits and pieces. In this episode, Jean Ann explains why your lists are so important to you this Christmas..  Put the joy back into your Christmas one day at a time with The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide. More Christmas tips for Guilty Mommies may be found at my blog  

The Guilty Mommy Christmas Survival Guide Part 1 Your Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2019 15:00

Christmas is a time of celebration and joy. It is also a time of stress and chaos for the women struggling to keep up with Holiday preparations on top of their regular responsibilities. The Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Christmas Survival helps you discover ways to find peace and joy in the season once again. Each episode offers you a tool to reduced Christmas stress, increase Holiday joy,& control the fear that causes you to overreact. Jean Ann offers advice, tips, ideas, and more to help you prepare for Christmas one day at a time. Jean Ann helps you reduce the stress of the season by breaking down all the tasks that need to be accomplished into daily bits and pieces. In this episode, Jean Ann explains why a plan is the #! tool you need this Christmas..  Put the joy back into your Christmas one day at a time with The Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Christmas Survival. More Christmas tips for Guilty Mommies may be found at my blog  

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 12 Never Forget Gratitude

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2019 16:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann reminds you it's not Thanksgiving without gratitude. This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Books &  Gifts

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 11 Never Overestimate Your Abilities

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2019 15:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann warns you about biting off more than you can chew. This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Books &  Gifts

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 10 Never Shop without a List

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2019 15:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann exxplains why your shopping lists are so very important. This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Books &  Gifts

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 9 Never Overestimate Your Time

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2019 15:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann offers ways to avoid stress by creating a schedule for Thanksgiving prep. This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Books &  Gifts

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 8 Never Forget to Take Care of Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2019 16:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann pointsout the importance of putting yourself first this Holiday eason. This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Books &  Gifts

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 7 Never Buy When You Can Borrow

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2019 15:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann tells you to save your money by borrowing what you need to makeThankgiving a success. This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Books &  Gifts

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 6 Never Try a New Recipe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2019 16:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann explains why Thanksgiving Day is NOT the time to try a new recipe.. This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Books &  Gifts

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 5 Never Ask for Help

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2019 16:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann tells the biggest mistake we make when planning an event & how to fix it.. This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Boks &  Gifts

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 4 Never Put Off Cleaning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2019 16:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann offers ways to get your home cleaning & ready for Thanksgiving & beyond. This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Boks &  Gifts

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 3 Never Take Inventory

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2019 15:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann discusses the advantage of creating a series of lists to help you remain on track this Thanksgiving.

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 2 Never Make a List

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2019 15:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann tells you how an assortment of lists can make your Thanksgiving prep easier.  This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Boks &  Gifts

The 12 No-no's of Thanksgiving Part 1 Never Begin with a Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2019 11:00

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no's for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful. In this  episode, Jean Ann begins the series by helping create a plan to make Thanksgiving prep easier. This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy. For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Boks &  Gifts

The Simple Joy of Spring Cleaning Part 5: Make Someone Else Do It!

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2016 9:00

Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. I know you think that's just crazy talk but you can make spring cleaning easier when you do it the Simple Joy way! In this 5 part series, Jean Ann Duckworth explains the importance of spring cleaning. She then offers you 4 steps to take the stress out of the process: Make a Tour;Make a Plan;Make a Trip;Make Someone Else Do It! Simplify your cleaning this spring when you learn to do it the Simple Joy way!

The Simple Joy of Spring Cleaning Part 4: Make a Trip

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2016 8:00

Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. I know you think that's just crazy talk but you can make spring cleaning easier when you do it the Simple Joy way! In this 5 part series, Jean Ann Duckworth explains the importance of spring cleaning. She then offers you 4 steps to take the stress out of the process: Make a Tour;Make a Plan;Make a Trip;Make Someone Else Do It! Simplify your cleaning this spring when you learn to do it the Simple Joy way!

The Simple Joy of Spring Cleaning Part 3: Make a Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2016 9:00

Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. I know you think that's just crazy talk but you can make spring cleaning easier when you do it the Simple Joy way! In this 5 part series, Jean Ann Duckworth explains the importance of spring cleaning. She then offers you 4 steps to take the stress out of the process: Make a Tour;Make a Plan;Make a Trip;Make Someone Else Do It! Simplify your cleaning this spring when you learn to do it the Simple Joy way!

The Simple Joy of Spring Cleaning Part 2: Make a Tour

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2016 8:00

Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. I know you think that's just crazy talk but you can make spring cleaning easier when you do it the Simple Joy way! In this 5 part series, Jean Ann Duckworth explains the importance of spring cleaning. She then offers you 4 steps to take the stress out of the process: Make a Tour;Make a Plan;Make a Trip;Make Someone Else Do It! Simplify your cleaning this spring when you learn to do it the Simple Joy way!

The Simple Joy of Spring Cleaning Introduction

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2016 8:00

Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. I know you think that's just crazy talk but you can make spring cleaning easier when you do it the Simple Joy way! In this 5 part series, Jean Ann Duckworth explains the importance of spring cleaning. She then offers you 4 steps to take the stress out of the process: Make a Tour;Make a Plan;Make a Trip;Make Someone Else Do It! Simplify your cleaning this spring when you learn to do it the Simple Joy way!  

The Simple Joy of Gardening Part 5 Planting

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2016 10:00

Spring is here and it's time to put in your garden! No garden, you say! Why not? Too busy? Too much trouble? Too much money? Too much space? Not when you garden the Simple Joy way! This week, Jean Ann is sharing her strategy for creating a simple & productive family garden that allow you to feed your family fresh vegetables all season long. In this episode, Jean Ann offers tips for when to put your plants in the ground for the best results!

The Simple Joy of Gardening Part 4 Preparation

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2016 10:00

Spring is here and it's time to put in your garden! No garden, you say! Why not? Too busy? Too much trouble? Too much money? Too much space? Not when you garden the Simple Joy way! This week, Jean Ann is sharing her strategy for creating a simple & productive family garden that allow you to feed your family fresh vegetables all season long. In this episode, Jean Ann explains how & why you need to prepare your garden area before you buy your plants!

The Simple Joy of Gardening Part 3 Pencil & Paper

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2016 10:00

Spring is here and it's time to put in your garden! No garden, you say! Why not? Too busy? Too much trouble? Too much money? Too much space? Not when you garden the Simple Joy way! This week, Jean Ann is sharing her strategy for creating a simple & productive family garden that allow you to feed your family fresh vegetables all season long. In this episode, Jean Ann discusses the importance of sitting down with pencil & paper to create an inventory of gardening necessities> Then you need to create a shopping list to save time & money!

The Simple Joy of Gardening Part 2 Plan Your Garden

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2016 10:00

Spring is here and it's time to put in your garden! No garden, you say! Why not? Too busy? Too much trouble? Too much money? Too much space? Not when you garden the Simple Joy way! This week, Jean Ann is sharing her strategy for creating a simple & productive family garden that allow you to feed your family fresh vegetables all season long. In this episode, Jean Ann discusses the importance of working smarter not harder by developing a plan for your garden before you begin to work! 

The Simple Joy of Gardening Introduction

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2016 10:00

Spring is here and it's time to put in your garden! No garden, you say! Why not? Too busy? Too much trouble? Too much money? Too much space? Not when you garden the Simple Joy way! This week, Jean Ann is sharing her strategy for creating a simple & productive family garden that allow you to feed your family fresh vegetables all season long. In this episode, Jean Ann gives you 4 great reasons why you should definitely have a garden this year & why it's important for both you AND your family!

6 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2016 12:00

Stress is simply exhausting. It drains your energy. It reduces your creativity. It makes you a very cranky mommy! And that isn't good for anyone in your family, especially YOU! Discover 6 simple steps you can take to help you reduce stress & begin enjoying life once again. Jean Ann offers you easy ways to improve your life &, through you, the lives of everyone in your family. Remember, when Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!

The Simple Joy of Spring: 7 Must Have Herbs for Your Garden this Spring

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2016 8:00

Stop! You with the jar of dired herbs in your hand! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? Never use dried herbs (& hardly ever use store bought herbs) when it is so easy to grow your own. In this episode, Jean Ann shares a short list of herbs you should grow in your kitchen garden. They are so easy to grow & easy to use. The best part is, you can plant them in pots then bring them inside when the weather turns colds, giving your & your family fresh herbs all year long!

Housekeeping Tips from Grandma

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2016 12:00

Sometimes the old ways really are the best ways! In this episode, Jean Ann share housekeeping tips that worked great back in Grandma's time. These cleaning ideas are also reflect the way the Infamous Mr. D does cleaning around the house! (yes, he does a lot of the cleaning around the house!) (Yes, he does windows. He even does all the laundry AND ironing!) (yes, I do know how lucky I am!) Take a page from Grandma's book & make housekeeping less stressful for you AND your family!

The Simple Joy of Easter Watergate Salad Recipe

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2015 6:00

It's incredible when you can add a new dish to your Easter menu without a lot of fuss or frustration. This recipe is one of those dishes! A creamy recipe made with pudding, Cool Whip & pineapple, it's simple enough for a weeknight dinner & special enough for Holiday meals.  This is also the perfect dish to take along for a potluck. If you are out of time, you can easily prepare it for your event. I like to stock up on the ingredients so I can always be ready to make this wonderful salad for friends & family. Enjoy!

Lemon-Basil Orzo with Parmesan

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2015 5:00

Planning your menu for a special event can be challenging. One of the biggest challenges is to make your meal interesting without going over the top AND without causing yourself an incredible amount of stress. For these reasons, I LOVE it when I find a recipe will add a freshness to my menu but is simple to make. This Lemon Basil Orzo with Parmesan MyRecipes.com is the perfect example. It is simple to make, will add a freshness to your meal & goes perfectly with your Easter menu. Enjoy! To follow a written version of this recipe, please click HERE!

The Simple Joy of Easter Recipes Easy Egg Bake

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2015 5:00

Easter morning can be hectic. The kids want to hunt for eggs & candy. You need to get everyone ready to go to church. And, it's probably a good idea to give everyone a nutricious breakfast before diving into those Easter baskets & heading out the door! How do you find the time to prepare breakfast, let alone eat it? Betty Crocker to the rescue with some help from Jean Ann! In this episode, Jean Ann share a simple recipe for egg casserole that includes Bisquick, Tater Tots & BACON! As if that isn't enough, you can make this recipe the day before, put it in the fridge, then bake the next morning. This is also perfect for after church brunch! You can find a link to this recipe by clicking HERE!

The Simple Joy of Soup Part 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2015 7:00

Winter is upon us. The cold wind is blowing everywhere & in some places, snow is falling. It's a good time to hibernate until the weather turns warm. Unfortunately, most of us still have to get on with our lives, heading out into bitter cold weather. Now is not the time for light meals. You need to serve your family meals that fortify them & warm them when they, and you, come home at the end of a busy & cold day. Soup is the perfect way to fortify your family during the winter days ahead. In this series of programs, Jean Ann shares some general ideas about soup, explains why it is important to begin with a well-made broth and finally, share 3 recipes for hearty winter soups. Enjoy! For more ways to live a Life os Simple Joy, please visit my blog: http://mysimplejoylife.com

The Simple Joy of Goal Setting Part 5

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2015 6:00

Resolutions are for the birds! They are hard to make & even harder to keep. The ink is barely dry on the paper where we have written our resolutions when we are desperately searching for ways to break them. Sometimes, we don't even have to search very hard. Then we end up frustrated & wasting another year making not forward, positive progress in our lives! For 2015, skip the resolutions & decide to set goals. Not a huge list of goals but simply 4-5, even 2-3 if the goals are important enough. How do you ensure you accomplish your goals this year? By using the simple process Jean Ann is offering in this week's series of programs. First, Jean Ann explains the importance of avoiding resolutions & the importance of goals, then she shares 4 ingredients to help you set goals & accomplish them! 2015 lays before you like a blank canvas.! You can walk away from it, you can make a mess of itr it or you can create a thing of beauty for the world to see! The choice is yours! Enjoy! For more ways to live a Life os Simple Joy, please visit my blog: http://mysimplejoylife.com

The Simple Joy of Goal Setting Part 4

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2015 7:00

Resolutions are for the birds! They are hard to make & even harder to keep. The ink is barely dry on the paper where we have written our resolutions when we are desperately searching for ways to break them. Sometimes, we don't even have to search very hard. Then we end up frustrated & wasting another year making not forward, positive progress in our lives! For 2015, skip the resolutions & decide to set goals. Not a huge list of goals but simply 4-5, even 2-3 if the goals are important enough. How do you ensure you accomplish your goals this year? By using the simple process Jean Ann is offering in this week's series of programs. First, Jean Ann explains the importance of avoiding resolutions & the importance of goals, then she shares 4 ingredients to help you set goals & accomplish them! 2015 lays before you like a blank canvas.! You can walk away from it, you can make a mess of itr it or you can create a thing of beauty for the world to see! The choice is yours! Enjoy! For more ways to live a Life os Simple Joy, please visit my blog: http://mysimplejoylife.com

The Simple Joy of Setting Goals for 2015 Part 3

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2014 6:00

Resolutions are for the birds! They are hard to make & even harder to keep. The ink is barely dry on the paper where we have written our resolutions when we are desperately searching for ways to break them. Sometimes, we don't even have to search very hard. Then we end up frustrated & wasting another year making not forward, positive progress in our lives! For 2015, skip the resolutions & decide to set goals. Not a huge list of goals but simply 4-5, even 2-3 if the goals are important enough. How do you ensure you accomplish your goals this year? By using the simple process Jean Ann is offering in this week's series of programs. First, Jean Ann explains the importance of avoiding resolutions & the importance of goals, then she shares 4 ingredients to help you set goals & accomplish them! 2015 lays before you like a blank canvas.! You can walk away from it, you can make a mess of itr it or you can create a thing of beauty for the world to see! The choice is yours! Enjoy! For more ways to live a Life os Simple Joy, please visit my blog: http://mysimplejoylife.com

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