027: Mini-meditations with Jocelyn Cates

Jocelyn Cates is an award-winning startups entrepreneur, best-selling author, creator of mini-meditations, host of The Easy Now Podcast (coming Jan 2018!), and, most importantly, a deeply connected wife, mama, and lover of life.

In this episode we’re talking about how making space for quiet, even just a few minutes a day, can change your life and where and how to start.


Jocelyn’s website: jocelyncates.com

Easy Now: Mini Meditations to Reflect on Your Purpose, Find Flow, and Raise a Deeply Connected Family

Ultimate Self-Acceptance Meditation, created especially for Love Always, Jo listeners

026: November Q+A

In this Q+A episode, I discuss whether or not you change as a result of a big life change and how to prioritize self care during the holiday season.

In this episode, I answer two questions:

  1. From @jammarketinggroup: Rach @clarityonfire got me to realize yesterday that just because big things change in life, the core of who I am doesn’t necessarily have to change too. Would LOVE your insight on that topic
  2. From @rachellynnec: I often feel overextended at the holiday season – can you talk about prioritizing self care at this time of year? 😘💛

Links mentioned:

Episode 007

E-book: Love Your Self, Love Your Life

025: If you want to change the world…find joy

Today, I’ve got a super short (2 minute) message for you.  An inspirational message, encouraging you to notice and feel joy. I hope it resonates with you.

If you like this episode, you’ll also love episode 008 with Kristen Kalp.

024: October Q+A: Inner child, inner critic, inner mentor + strategies to increase calm

I’m so excited for our first Q+A episode. I put a call for questions out on Instagram and got two really good ones:

  1. What role does my inner child play in relation to my inner critic, inner mentor, and real me?
  2. What are some little ways I can incorporate more calm into my day?

If you’ve got a question you would like me to answer in next month’s Q+A episode, follow me on Instagram @joanna_platt and keep an eye out for the question post, or send me an email at joanna@joanna-platt.com.

023: Using personal style to increase your impact with Carrie Montgomery

Carrie Montgomery is an Image and Brand Consultant for thriving female entrepreneurs. Her work has been featured on OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Super Soul Sunday with Christiane Northrup, Coastal Living, Old Port Magazine, and Hay House. She uses her expertise in film, design, and wellness, as well as her love of fashion to create a holistic experience for personal style. She curates her clients’ image to elevate the visibility of their brands. She loves to help women look good and feel good from the inside out. Carrie teaches women to own their true beauty, and she supports them in building their confidence by creating a dream image for their business and life.  You can connect with her at carriemontgomery.com

In this episode, Carrie and I discuss…

  • How Carrie got into personal styling
  • How Carrie defines personal style
  • The question Carrie asks to decide what to wear
  • Where to start with personal style (note: it’s NOT what fruit shape you are!)
  • How energy, emotions, and your life story can influence how you dress
  • How we can use clothing to be effective and powerful / support ourselves


Carrie on Instagram

Carrie’s Facebook Page

022: Jo’s Book Club: Women, Food, and God

We’re starting a feature on Love Always, Jo: Jo’s Book Club. In these episodes, I’ll share my takeaways from a book I’m reading and loving.

We’ll start this week with my biggest takeaway from Women, Food, and God by Geneen Roth: the inclination to bolt. Bolting is the practice of leaving ourselves when we don’t want to feel our feelings. I read some passages that resonate with me and talk about the ways I bolt and you might too.

Women Food and God

Episode 14 – Supreme agreement with love, an interview with Morgan Day Cecil

Episode 10 – On the vulnerability of joy

021: Loving the not-best version of you

Seasonal affective disorder comes on strong for me every year at this time. September is my least favorite month of the year. In this episode we’ll talk about:

  1. What is seasonal affective disorder
  2. How it presents for me
  3. How I’m handling it this year
  4. And a takeaway for you


Blue Light


020: Managing money with a partner with Sarah Von Bargen

Today I’m talking with Sarah Von Bargen of YesandYes.org and creator of the course Put Your Money Where Your Happy Is.

I’ve followed Sarah’s blog for years so when Kristen Kalp from episode 8 reached out and said her friend Sarah would be a great guest for Love Always, Jo, I said YES! What a great opportunity.

Today Sarah and I are going to be talking about two of my favorite topics: money and relationships.

In this episode we discuss:
-why talking about money is a gift to the people around you
-what we need to know about ourselves and money before we can manage money with a partner
-how to align your money with what makes you happy (and an exercise to see where you’re at currently)
-how to talk about money in a way that feels safe
-how our upbringings influence this
-how to navigate if people have different priorities when it comes to money
-how to know if we’re doing it right, and Sarah’s four metrics to assess how we’re doing
Links from the episode

019: The three entities in a marriage (a sneak peek of Engaged!)

I’m so excited to share the first lesson of my online course for pre-marital couples, Engaged! Get the full lesson at joanna-platt.com/engaged.

Additional Links:

The full course description

Episode 015: A real treat: talking retreats with my husband, Mike


018: Be gentle with yourself

My mantra for the next two weeks (or more) is be gentle with yourself. Today, I’m sharing where that mantra came from, why we need it, and offering it as a mantra for you as well.

Love Always, Jo is now on hiatus until August 15 while I launch my marriage course, Engaged.