Don't Mix In

Dr. Vivan Rodriguez

The Women’s Podcast for Life, Style, and Substance. Hosted by Fashion blogger and Educational Psychologist Dr. Vivian Rodriguez. It’s like talking to your girlfriend about style and all the changes and challenges we experience as women. Give it a listen and follow!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Blog: https://livbyviv.com/dontmixinpodcast/

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"You are so confident" is what I hear often. The assumption is that I shouldn't be confident. Here's how I gained my confidence with curves! Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/10/10/i-have-curves-and-this-is-what-makes-me-feel-confident/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Oct 11

11 min 20 sec

It is the perfect time to start a blog. It can take some time but it is so worth it. Here are the reasons to launch (or relaunch) your blog. Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/09/29/why-this-is-the-perfect-time-to-start-a-blog/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Sep 30

10 min 9 sec

I'm so into Bodycon dresses right now. You may think that you can't pull this off. I didn't think I could either until I followed these tips. Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/08/18/you-can-pull-off-a-bodycon-dress-here-is-how/ You can always find me on Instagram @livbyviv https://www.instagram.com/livbyviv/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Sep 25

6 min 25 sec

Working out and going to the gym. We need physical activity but it is so hard to do it! I got some tips to go from hating to loving the gym. Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/08/14/three-tips-to-love-going-to-the-gym-really/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/     Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Aug 14

15 min 26 sec

Thriving through life's challenges and living fully takes intention and a bit of rebellion. Jeanelly Concepcion, from The Fashion Lotus, is doing that and doing it with style! Listen in to this one! Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/08/07/embracing-being-afrolatina-coping-with-miscarriage-and-sustainable-fashion-with-jeanelly-concepcion/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/     Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Aug 7

46 min 48 sec

Food can nourish us physically and mentally. Then, let's add some fashion and fitness. I got to have a conversation about the three Fs -Food, Fashion, and Fitness with Talicia Jackson from Foodie with a Fro. This is a fun one!  Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/08/04/exploring-the-love-of-food-fashion-and-fitness-with-talicia-jackson/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/     Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Aug 5

29 min 32 sec

Episode 100!!! I decided to create a morning routine that I love. Also, I have been able to keep it up. Here is what I did to sustain it. Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/07/28/how-to-create-a-morning-routine-you-can-sustain-and-actually-look-forward-to/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/    Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 29

21 min 51 sec

Finding a swimsuit for Midsize and Curves is a task! Luckily, after procrastinating, I found some that I like! Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/07/04/finding-a-swimsuit-for-midsize-and-curves/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/    Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 23

13 min 5 sec

Summer is the time to wear fun prints, styles, and colors! I rounded up my summer must haves to make the most of the warmer days. Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/06/30/four-things-you-need-to-wear-this-summer/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/      Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 22

8 min 34 sec

Although mental health awareness was in May, it is a topic that warrants attention every month! I got an opportunity to have a conversation on an Instagram Live regarding all things mental health with Jeanelly Concepcion, from The Fashion Lotus.  Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/07/14/mental-health-latinx-communities-and-social-media-with-jeanelly-concepcion/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/       Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 15

29 min 38 sec

Brown doesn't need to stay in your closet until fall. You can wear it in the summer too. Here are some ways to wear brown.  Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/06/15/how-to-wear-brown-in-the-summer/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/      Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jun 28

9 min 14 sec

Although creating a vintage look is fun, it can be expensive. I got some tips to create a Mad Men worthy look without breaking the bank. Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/04/17/creating-a-vintage-look-you-will-love-on-budget/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/      Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

May 13

11 min 4 sec

One way to work smarter when it comes to creating is to repurpose content. Here are the ways I make the most of my blog content! Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/01/18/creating-smarter-how-to-repurpose-your-blog-content/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/      Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

May 12

10 min 57 sec

There are books that I always recommend. I did an Instagram Live to talk about my favorite reads. Here are the books that I have gained so much value from that are worth sharing! Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/05/07/five-books-you-need-to-read/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/      Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

May 10

7 min 28 sec

I obsessed about being under a size 10 for years. I had clothes I was saving for when I was “smaller”. I got over that and embraced being midsize. Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/04/25/im-midsize-love-it-and-you-can-love-it-too/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/      Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

May 5

10 min 19 sec

If you're an influencer, you've heard of Brittany Hennessy, the author of Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media. We chatted about influencing and why influencer isn't a bad word. Get a notepad and pen. You are going to want to take notes.   Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/04/08/what-you-need-to-know-as-an-influencer-with-brittany-hennessy/  You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/     Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup      --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Apr 8

44 min 10 sec

Trends come and go. Some work for me, some don't! At the same time, you never know what trend will work for you. I got three questions I ask myself before I jump on a trend. This is a Instagram Live video that I shot.   Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/03/27/how-to-decide-if-a-trend-is-right-for-you/  You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/      Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup      Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT   Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Mar 29

7 min

If you've read a piece on plus size fashion, Gianluca Russo probably wrote it. Not only is he writing about the plus size community, Gianluca created a community, The Power of Plus. I got to chat with him about his upcoming book, his passion for giving the plus size community a voice, and his own story. Get comfortable, this is a good one!  Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/03/25/the-stories-of-the-plus-size-community-with-gianluca-russo/  You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/      Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup      Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Mar 25

37 min 38 sec

Have you hesitated to wear a bathing suit? What about this one, have you struggled with embracing your body the way it is? I got to spend some time with Carly Anderson from Lip Gloss and Crayons to talk about self love and how she used this year, to be a year of opportunity.  Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/03/18/from-wearing-a-bathing-suit-to-self-love/  You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/     Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup     Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Mar 19

32 min 52 sec

It’s been a year since I started shopping at Fashion Nova. There are some items I keep buying. Here is a round up of my fave items! Before you roll your eyes and say, “Fashion Nova is not for me because..” fill in the blank ___ I’m too old, too big, to preppy, or whatever. Hear me out! I felt the same way until I tried it.  Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/03/10/here-is-what-i-keep-buying-from-fashion-nova/  You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/     Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup     Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT  Get more information on my one on one Blog Coaching, Blog by Viv https://livbyviv.com/blog-by-viv/  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Mar 11

9 min 59 sec

It's been a year since the start of the pandemic. While we were all absorbing this news, Professor Rosalyn Kahn was gathering stories of inspiration to create a book, A Message for Tomorrow's Leaders.  I got to sit down with Rosalyn to talk about her book and her personal story that is equally inspiring. Rosalyn's gift for listeners: http://rosalynkahn.com/bekind/  Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/03/06/creating-purpose-in-the-pandemic-an-interview-with-rosalyn-kahn Where to find Rosalyn Kahn www.rosalynkahn.com www.linkedin.com/in/rosalyn-kahn   https://www.instagram.com/rosalynkahn/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/    Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup     Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Get more information on my one on one Blog Coaching, Blog by Viv https://livbyviv.com/blog-by-viv/ Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Mar 7

24 min 26 sec

There is nothing like an item that not only looks good but also FEELS amazing. I got some items for Spanx that do both. These items were gifted from Spanx. You know that all opinions are my own. Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/02/25/spanx-items-that-look-and-feel-amazing-on/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/    Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup     Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Get more information on my one on one Blog Coaching, Blog by Viv https://livbyviv.com/blog-by-viv/ Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Feb 26

9 min 51 sec

Flare jeans are back and I am so here for it! Here are some ways to style these jeans. Also what to look for when buying a pair. Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/01/17/flare-pants-the-jeans-you-need-and-will-love/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/    Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup     Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Get more information on my one on one Blog Coaching, Blog by Viv https://livbyviv.com/blog-by-viv/ Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Feb 22

7 min 56 sec

A tulle skirt isn’t just for Carrie Bradshaw. You can wear one too. Here is how I style this whimsical skirt.  Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/02/14/how-to-wear-tulle-skirt-and-love-it/   You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/  Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup      Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Feb 15

8 min 46 sec

Some define self-care as a luxury that includes long bubble baths. Actually, self-care can be done in little moments throughout the day.  Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/02/10/quick-self-care-activities-for-when-you-need-a-boost/  You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/     Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup      Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT  Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Feb 10

9 min 43 sec

I would keep an eye out for a leather jacket to add to my closet every fall and winter. One that I will get a lot of use out of and will be easy to throw on. There are certain pieces you want to invest in like a leather jacket. I found one that I have had for years now. Here’s what to look for to find a leather jacket you’ll love.  Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2020/12/15/how-to-wear-a-leather-jacket-over-35/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/    Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup     Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Feb 6

8 min 16 sec

Loungewear is a balance between feeling comfortable and staying warm. Additionally, the pieces need to be affordable. Here are items to lounge around in and still feel put together! Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2020/11/19/elementor-16177/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/    Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup     Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Feb 4

8 min 23 sec

Do you love the color yellow but don't know how to wear it with your skin tone? I got some ideas on how you can rock this vibrant color! Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/01/30/how-to-rock-yellow-regardless-of-your-skin-tone/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/    Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup     Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Get more information on my one on one Blog Coaching, Blog by Viv https://livbyviv.com/blog-by-viv/ Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jan 30

10 min 1 sec

Difficult conversations, difficult people. Everyone deals with challenging interactions. Here are some tips to get through these situations. Get the show notes for this episode at https://livbyviv.com/2021/01/29/its-not-personal-how-to-deal-with-difficult-conversations/   You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/    Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup     Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jan 29

9 min 32 sec

I've been blogging since 2014 and it still brings me joy. I have some tips on how to create content consistently and still enjoy blogging! Get the show notes for this episode https://livbyviv.com/2021/01/11/how-to-create-content-consistently-and-still-enjoy-blogging/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/    Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup      Check out Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jan 12

20 min 2 sec

Setting boundaries can be hard especially as an Introvert. We get into tips for Introverts (and everyone else) to set limits in relationships. Get the notes for this episode on https://livbyviv.com/2020/12/09/how-to-set-healthy-boundaries-when-youre-an-introvert/  You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Dec 2020

24 min 30 sec

The holidays were already emotionally charged. Now add an unexpected event like a pandemic. Here are tips to thrive through the holidays in your own way.  Get the show notes for this episode on https://livbyviv.com/2020/12/03/tips-for-thriving-through-the-holidays-your-own-way/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Dec 2020

15 min 7 sec

Deciding to pursue a graduate degree is a commitment.  I just finished earning my doctorate. I got some tips on how to thrive through it.  Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/10/21/how-to-get-through-your-doctorate-and-thrive/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Nov 2020

14 min 49 sec

The election is almost here. I talked to Dr. Vanessa Tyson about the issues that impact women and everyone else. Listen in, this is a good one.  Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/10/23/why-this-election-is-important-for-women-and-everyone/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Oct 2020

31 min 20 sec

There's one color that been into more lately- Navy Blue! It is timeless, versatile, and can give black and run for it's money. This is a quick episode about some ways to wear navy blue.   Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/10/21/why-i-love-wearing-navy-blue-and-you-will-too/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Oct 2020

7 min 7 sec

What you put into counseling is what you will get out of it. There are a fews ways to maximize your therapy sessions. Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/10/14/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-counseling/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Oct 2020

24 min 47 sec

Blogging can you feel like you’re talking to no one. You want your posts to be meaningful to your readers. Here are tips to crafting posts your readers will love! Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com  at https://livbyviv.com/2020/10/04/how-to-create-blog-posts-your-readers-will-love/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Oct 2020

12 min 51 sec

We're told to avoid negative thinking. Thinking about what can go wrong won't help. Actually, negative thinking can help achieve your goals. Yeah, I said it. Lissette, my sister, and I get into the concept of mental contrasting and how it can assist us in getting what we desire.  Listen in and tell me what you think! Get the show notes for this episode on https://livbyviv.com/2020/09/23/negative-thinking-what-you-need-to-achieve-your-goals/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Sep 2020

19 min 54 sec

Women are told that "adulting" should look a certain way. We need to have kids to be of value. But, there are different ways to be an adult. In this episode, we get into how we don't need to be defined by having children to be seen. This is a good one! Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/09/06/episode-68-not-having-children-and-thriving-adulting-a-different-way/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Sep 2020

32 min 20 sec

There are so many different ways to wear Retro styles. I've found some styles that always make me feel dynamite.  I get into all things Retro in this episode! Get the show notes for this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/08/30/episode-67-how-to-wear-retro-styles-and-feel-good/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Aug 2020

16 min 32 sec

Last spring was tough! Some things I did worked. Some didn’t. Here’s my back to school plan. Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/08/16/episode-66-my-back-to-school-plan/  You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Aug 2020

13 min 58 sec

I’ve been keeping up blogging for awhile now. There are a few free tools I use to create while managing other responsibilities.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/08/04/episode-65-my-top-5-free-blogging-and-creation-tools/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Aug 2020

19 min 20 sec

Introverts and Extroverts are familiar categories. But, these labels are often misunderstood.  We get into all of this and how being an Introvert can be a strength. Read more about this episode and the books we discuss on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/08/03/episode-64-why-introverts-and-extroverts-are-misunderstood/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Aug 2020

36 min 40 sec

This episode topic isn't my area of expertise. I talk to Lissette, my sister and world traveler, about how she plans trips and about traveling as a BIPOC woman. Although we can't travel that much right now, we can dream, right? Pack your bags..this is a fun one.   Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com  You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 2020

53 min 17 sec

I started blogging to have something just for me. A space to express myself. Now, four years later, my blog is more than that. I’m talking about why I’m still blogging and creating. And, how the process generates the joy.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/21/episode-62-why-im-still-blogging-and-creating-and-you-should-too/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 2020

18 min 4 sec

Stress and trauma can significantly impact our lives. Dr.Regalena Melrose shares how trauma affects the brain and body as well as tools to live a more joyful life. Read more about this interview on LivByViv.com: https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/17/episode-61-trauma-and-healing-an-interview-with-dr-regalena-melrose/ Dr.Regalena Melrose is a clinical and school psychologist. She is a speaker, consultant, author of several books on the application of current neuroscience to educational practice and parenting. You can find Dr.Melrose at her site https://www.drmelrose.com/. Her YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/B6FgLeKZ0ps Dr.Reggie Melrose’s App https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dr-reggie-melrose/id1228276599 .  You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 2020

41 min 35 sec

Curly hair! If you have it you know that styling it is a whole thing. My sister, Lissette, and I have been wearing our hair curly exclusively for 20 plus years. This is before there were so many lines of curly hair products existed . We talk about our trials and errors in “Episode 60: Curls for the Girls- Our Curly Hair Routines” of the Don’t Mix In Podcast . We get into our curly hair routine and some interesting (actually pretty awful) curly hair experiences we’ve had.  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com: https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/14/episode-60-curls-for-the-girls-our-curly-hair-routines/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 2020

37 min 24 sec

My summer style has evolved over the years in some ways. I'm going back to some warm weather basics. And, trying a few items that I thought were off-limits. Because if we aren't wearing what we want, what's the point?  Read more about this episode on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/10/summer-staples-even-if-we-arent-going-anywhere/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 2020

18 min 58 sec

It’s well known that there is a stigma attached to accessing mental health in the Black community. We can even say that this is true for the BIPOC community. One way to combat this is through increasing awareness. In Episode 58, we get to talk to Dr.Brandon Gamble, the Dean at Oakwood University. Dr.Gamble, an educational psychologist, has worked to develop the leadership capacity of Black youth, specifically males, for decades. We talk about the value of developing safe spaces for youth to foster decision making. The research has told us time and time again that African American teenagers tend to underutilize mental health services. Dr.Gamble de-mystifies mental health and explains how we can go from perceiving youth as “at-risk” to leaders in progress. Get ready - This is definitely worth a listen. You can find Dr.Brandon Gamble at http://www.drbrandongamble.com/bio.html and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brandon.gamble.58  Read more about this interview on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/04/episode-58-black-youth-and-mental-health-an-interview-with-dr-brandon-gamble/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 2020

43 min 9 sec

Being an ally for LGBTQ+ Youth is something we need to talk about every month, not just in June. Although I've been a school psychologist for two decades,  I'm not an expert in serving the LGBTQ+ Youth community.  So, I figured we should hear from someone who has done extensive work with our youth.  I interviewed Cynthia "Cindy" L. Ficken, MFT, LPCC in Episode 57 of the Don't Mix In Podcast. We got into how to be an Ally to our LGBTQ+ Youth. Cindy specializes in children, teens and their families through her work with schools and in private practice. She also has experience working at a psychiatric hospital.  This is a good one! You can reach Cynthia L. Ficken, MFT, LPCC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Fickencindy@gmail.com   Read more about this interview on LivByViv.com at https://livbyviv.com/2020/07/02/episode-57-an-ally-for-lgbtq-youth-interview-with-cynthia-l-ficken-mft-lpcc/ You can always find me on Instagram @thedontmixinpodcast https://www.instagram.com/thedontmixinpodcast/ Sign up for my Favorite Finds Newsletter to get links to may favorite finds on a budget https://bit.ly/favoritefindssignup Get 50% off of Flodesk, the email newsletter platform I am loving https://flodesk.com/c/O1XKNT Support this podcast through Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/livbyviv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontmixin/message

Jul 2020

22 min 39 sec