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The Balanced Life

63 EpisodesProduced by Robin LongWebsite

Robin Long, Pilates instructor and founder of The Balanced Life hosts a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. We’ll cover it all and provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create your own uniquely balanced… read more

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60: Give Yourself Permission to Do Less

September 8th, 2021


In today's world of social media, it’s easy to get caught up, feeling like we’re not doing enough - even with ten thousand other things on our plate. We get overwhelmed with having to get a new outfit for every event, …

59: Making Decluttering Easy + Taking Control of Your Space with Allie Casazza

September 1st, 2021


When we’re feeling overwhelmed and overworked, it can be difficult to know where to begin to regain a sense of calm and order in our lives. . An …

58: The Power of the Ripple Effect with Matt Long

August 25th, 2021


Prioritizing your health and wellbeing is essential. It is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and everyone else around you. As busy women, it is easy to fall into the habit of taking care of others …

57: Are Your Habits Providing Relief or Restoration?

August 11th, 2021


Do you ever find yourself bored, tired, overwhelmed, or worn out? If so, this episode is for you. In today's conversation, Robin shares what it looks like to find restoration in moments of needing a break. Robin reveals …

56: Ask Me Anything

July 28th, 2021


Each season brings a new set of habits, thoughts, and practices. In today’s episode, Robin responds to the questions you sent in over Instagram! From dealing with adrenal fatigue to creating pockets of silence to …

55: 5 Ways to Add More Fun into Your Summer

July 14th, 2021


It’s easy to get caught up in our to-do lists. When we’re constantly striving to be productive, we often forget about the importance of having fun and the impact it can have on our mental and physical health. Having fun …

54: Defining Success Beyond Before and After Photos

June 30th, 2021


The health and wellness industry has perpetuated a narrow and scale-driven perspective of fitness for years. The way we’ve been taught to measure our happiness and success is by the size of our jeans or a number on a …

53: The Important Connection Between Breath and Posture - 3 Quick Tips!

June 16th, 2021


The way you stand, sit, or even walk can be impacting your health in ways you didn’t even know. Our posture affects the way we breathe and, in turn, our health. Addressing your breath and posture is one of the best ways …

52: A Surprising Diagnosis: My Current Health and Healing Journey

June 2nd, 2021


This year has presented many of us with unique struggles. Whether you’ve realized it or not, 2020 put many stressors and obstacles in daily life that may not have been there before. 

In this week's episode, Robin is …

51: Exercise, Energy, and Your Cycle with Berrion Berry

May 19th, 2021


While periods are a natural part of our cycle, pain is not. For some women, this news may be shocking. Despite what you may think, periods shouldn’t …

50: Simple Ways to Declutter and Reduce Stress

May 5th, 2021


Being in a cluttered space can make us feel overwhelmed and bogged down. As new seasons approach, it’s time to freshen up our wardrobes, our routines, and our homes. In today's conversation, Robin Long shares how …

49: Creating a Simple, but Powerful Morning Routine

April 21st, 2021


As seasons of life shift, so do our morning routines. Maybe you have one, maybe you don’t, maybe you want a more set routine, or maybe you do better going with the flow. Regardless of what season you’re currently in, …

48: Being Intentional About Self-Compassion with Lilit Lewis

April 7th, 2021


Today, we’re talking about self-talk and self-compassion - this is something we talk a lot about at The Balanced Life and is so important to our overall health.

Many of us will start a health + fitness journey and focus …

Bonus: Guided Meditation for Motivation + Self-Care

March 31st, 2021


Sometimes we need a reminder of how truly strong, capable, and beautiful we really are. In today’s episode, Robin walks through a guided meditation …

47: The Biggest Mistake When Starting a Workout Routine

March 24th, 2021


No matter how much we plan, prepare, or try to control, there will always be obstacles. Oftentimes, we take these circumstances as a result of us …

46: The Value of Investing in Yourself

March 10th, 2021


We all need community to support, encourage, and uplift us to be the healthiest versions of ourselves. In today's episode, Robin shares the positive impact The Balanced Life Sisterhood community has created, as well as …

45: Seeing Progress Beyond the Scale

February 24th, 2021


Working out just to lose weight can leave you feeling discouraged, unmotivated, and burnt out. However, taking a wider approach from the perspective of your health and fitness journey can change that. 

Today, Robin …

44: This Approach to Wellness Might Surprise You

February 10th, 2021


If nothing changes, nothing changes. When you look at the bigger picture, all life changes are built up of small steps and actions. It can be easy to …

43: Tricks I Use When I'm Lacking Motivation

January 27th, 2021


We tend to put pressure on ourselves to be the best, most motivated versions of ourselves at all times. It’s important to acknowledge that motivation ebbs and flows, and we’ll always have ups and downs.

In today’s …

42: The Biggest Mistakes that Lead to Burnout

January 13th, 2021


A new year brings us new opportunities to align our health and goals. While we’re taking a new approach to goals in 2021, it doesn’t mean we can’t see big changes. 

In this episode, Robin reveals the biggest mistakes …

41: Creating Intentional Rhythms & Routines for the New Year

December 31st, 2020


Trying to reach big and flashy goals can be intimidating, especially as we head into a new year that still has a lot of uncertainties. In this …

40: How I Overcame Paralyzing Anxiety

November 18th, 2020


Many of us struggle with the fear of the unknown. The anticipation of what would happen can often be daunting, and for those with anxiety, …

39: Kate Torgersen: Helping Busy Mothers, New Career Paths + Finding Your Healthiest Self

November 11th, 2020


Being a working mom comes with an array of unique challenges. Breastfeeding on its own can be demanding, but mixing it with working-parent life can be a recipe for stress. 

Today’s guest, Kate Torgersen, knows exactly …

38: Redefining Wellness on Your Own Terms with Robyn Downs

October 28th, 2020


With each day comes a new array of things to do, choices to make, and blessings to count. Today’s guest, Robyn Downs shares how she’s become “brilliant at the basics” and applied her systems to organize and prioritize …

37: Lessons Learned During a Pandemic

October 21st, 2020


As the world has slowed down over quarantine, we’ve all learned plenty of lessons. Whether those have to do with appreciation, relationships, time management, or health, it’s likely you’ve discovered things about your …

36: Does Pilates Work? Real Women, Real Stories

September 16th, 2020


In this special episode, Robin features stories from Sisterhood members as they share what brought them to the Sisterhood and the abundance of …

35: The Power of Pilates and How You Can Use It to Change Your Life

August 26th, 2020


Unlike many other forms of exercise, Pilates can be relaxing, quick, and bring fast results. Pilates is a unique type of exercise that is not only …

34: Common Misconceptions about Pilates

August 12th, 2020


When it comes to working out, we all have preconceived notions that may not be entirely true. In today’s episode, Robin breaks down the most common misconceptions people have about Pilates and reveals the truth behind …

33: 2020 Goals? It’s Time to Reset and Start Fresh

July 9th, 2020


While 2020 has brought an array of unanticipated events, we still have the power to harness our visions and direct where we are at the end of the year. In today’s episode, Robin shares her 2020 vision guide and walks us …

32: Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made That Held Me Back from Being the Healthiest Version of Myself

June 17th, 2020


When it comes to our health, we all have beliefs that may be holding us back from being the healthiest versions of ourselves. Sometimes we have to …

31: Tina Lifford: Self-Talk, Well-Being, and How Our Thoughts Affect Our Lives

June 10th, 2020


When we think fitness, we tend to jump to workouts and diets, but mental health is a major and important aspect of fitness. Having a healthy relationship with our thoughts and patterns is the most fundamental step to …

30: A Recipe for Burnout - and How You Can Avoid It

May 20th, 2020


While many of us are currently staying home and being forced to slow down, it isn’t going to last forever. Learning how to avoid the “go-go-go” in our daily lives is vital to avoid burnout. We’re conditioned to think …

29: Laura Tremaine: Beyond the Highlight Reel + The Power of Pilates

May 6th, 2020


It's the deeper conversations that bring much of the richness to life. Unfortunately, many of us aren't getting to the deeper layers within ourselves because we're too busy trying to keep up, do all the right things, …

Bonus: TBL Team: This is How We Work from Home

May 1st, 2020


Are you also working from home now? If so, how have you been coping with the change? There are so many people working unexpectedly from home at the moment, so today, we decided to create a fun, bonus episode for you, to …

28: Balancing Work, Kids, and Self-Care

April 22nd, 2020


Are you coping with working at home and taking care of your kids? And are you finding the time to practice some self-care as well? We all find ourselves in different situations right now. Although there are a lot of …

27: Creating Your Optimal Health Routine with April Perry

April 8th, 2020


We often overcomplicate exercise and eating healthy, but finding a balanced routine that benefits and compliments your individual needs doesn’t have …

26: Hitha Palepu: Resetting Expectations & Cultivating Your Village

March 25th, 2020


When juggling life, parenthood, and a career, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by daily tasks, media, and self-expectations. 

In today’s interview with Hitha Palepu, a mother, blogger, entrepreneur, and author, she shares …

25: Do the Things You Need to Do

March 16th, 2020


Being your healthiest, happiest, and strongest self doesn’t have to be complicated. When approaching our goals, we often look at what we want as “too big” before we even break it down into little steps. Truth is, we …

24: Simple Hacks to Make It Easy to Stick to Your Workouts

February 26th, 2020


Whether it’s a busy, stressful, light, or slow season of life for you, we all have things we’re juggling. Often times, our relationship with food and …

23: Kat Harris: Managing Anxiety, Being Vulnerable, and Pursuing Friendships

February 12th, 2020


What’s meant to be will always find you, with a lot of hard work, effort, and showing up. When it comes to finding your career, friends, or romance, sometimes you have to take initiative and put yourself out there. 


22: You Can’t Change Your Habits Until You Change THIS!

January 29th, 2020


Whether setting goals is your best friend or worst enemy, we all have ambitions and aspirations for the type of person we want to be. The only thing that has to change in order for us to reach those goals, is ourselves.

21: Shunta Grant: What Does Your Best Look Like Today

January 15th, 2020


We often feel limited to follow one dream, one lifestyle, or one career path, but Shunta Grant is a vibrant example of why that doesn’t have to be …

20: 2020 Vision Guide: How to Create Your Healthiest & Most Fulfilling Year Yet

January 2nd, 2020


Looking towards a new year has us all evaluating where we were last year, where we are now, where we want to be, but most importantly, how we’re going to get there. 

Today, Robin Long shares her vision for the 2020 …

19: Q&A with my Husband: Marriage, Health & Family Balance

October 9th, 2019


This week’s interview is with highly anticipated and requested guest, Matt Long. Matt Long is husband and other half to Robin’s balanced life. In this episode, Matt and Robin share how they balance health, marriage, and …

18: Natalie Taylor: Focusing on your Core Values While Creating Margin and Slowing Down

September 25th, 2019


Finances play a huge role in our day-to-day life and where we choose to focus our money is important. Today’s guest, Natalie Taylor, is a financial …

17: Jesse Coulter: Loving Your Job, Not Shopping for 6 Months, and Cap'n Crunch for Dinner

September 18th, 2019


Jesse Coulter is an Austin local, mom, wife, lifestyle blogger, and works in Marketing for IBM. Jesse shares how she juggles all the different …

16: Dorena Williamson: Leaning Into Seasons of Change, Pursuing Solitude, and Always Learning

September 11th, 2019


It’s important for us to find unique, and interesting ways to bring awareness of relevant topics to our children. Today’s guest, Dorena Williamson, …

15: Laura Whitaker: Building a Career, Raising a Family and Doing Small Things with Great Love

September 4th, 2019


This week’s extra special and inspiring guest is Laura Whitaker. Laura Whitaker has been the executive director of Extra Special People since the age …

14: Ask Me Anything: Marriage, Motherhood, and Pilates

August 28th, 2019


Today is an exciting and special solo episode with the host herself, Robin Long! Robin is a Pilates instructor, CEO of the Balanced life, and is …

13: Tiffany Lee Bymaster: Setting Intentions, Protecting Passions and Asking for What You Want

August 21st, 2019


Lights, Camera, Action! This interview has it all, from the glitz to the glam, to the nitty-gritty details you want to know! Today’s guest, Tiffany Lee Bymaster, is a professional makeup artist, wardrobe stylist, …

12: Shruthi Parker: Finding Your True Passions, Navigating Friendships and Starting Each Day with Purpose

August 14th, 2019


We can all be our own worst critics, but sometimes we need someone else to give us a dose of Shruth. Shruthi Parker is a lifestyle blogger based in Austin, Texas who has an array of juicy life advice. 

Shruthi shares …

11: Natalie Borton: Evening Routines, Opting Out of Diet Culture and Prioritizing Mental Health

August 7th, 2019


Today’s episode of The Balanced life tackles the struggles of finding childcare, establishing a nighttime routine, how to follow your hunger and the …

10: Ashlee Gadd: FOMO, Decision Fatigue, and Trying Again Tomorrow

July 31st, 2019


Ashlee may not make her bed, volunteer at every school event, or keep her kid's hair Met-Gala ready, but she does manage email like a boss, use her …

09: Jessica Honegger: Respecting Seasons, Releasing Shame and Choosing Connection Over Comparison

July 24th, 2019


It’s easy to create unrealistic expectations when it seems like everyone around you has it figured out but you. Today, Jessica Honegger shares her own personal journey with comparison as a mother, wife, and …

08: Lara Casey: Maintaining Friendships, Boundaries on Social Media and Cultivating What Matters

July 17th, 2019


Today’s interview is filled to the brim with insightful and enlightening conversation. Lara Casey is a wife, mom of 3, and entrepreneur, with a …

07: Renee Hahnel: Organizational Hacks, Protecting Creative Energy and Doing the Best We Can

July 10th, 2019


This conversation with Renee Hahnel is packed full of encouragement and powerful reminders to help us make each day the best we can. Renee is an …

06: Monique Melton: Healthy Relationships, Defining Your Worth and Creative Ways to Lighten Your Load

July 3rd, 2019


In order to have a whole, happy, and fulfilling life that aligns with our goals we have to establish solid relationships not only with others, but …

05: Danielle Walker: Autoimmune Disease, Challenges of Childcare and the Healing Power of Food

June 26th, 2019


Going against the grain can be uncomfortable, especially when it comes to food. Today’s guest, Danielle Walker, is a gluten-free chef, 3 time New York Times bestselling cookbook author, and blogger.

Danielle started her …

04: Sandra Chuma: Morning Routines, Asking for Help, and Letting Go of Rigid Food Labels

June 19th, 2019


In a world where we can pick up our phones and look at what everyone else is doing right, it’s hard not to compare yourself to others, especially as …

03: Allie Casazza: Listening to Your Body, Healing with Food and Defining "Enough"

June 12th, 2019


We all feel the pressure to be “more” in different areas of life. As a parent, friend, spouse, business owner, you feel pulls in so many different …

02: Jasmine Star: Boundaries, Managing Expectations and Finding Freedom Through Structure

June 5th, 2019


We’ve all reached the end of a day without feeling like we’ve reached all of our goals. Sometimes it simply feels like we don’t have enough time to do everything we need to - that’s why Jasmine utilizes the art of time …

01: Carly Brannon: Pursuing Passions, Prioritizing Family and the Power of Starting Over

June 5th, 2019


Carly Jean is an entrepreneur, an artist, a visionary, but most importantly, she’s a wife and a mom to 4 wonderful children. Today, Carly shares her …

Welcome to The Balanced Life Podcast!

May 31st, 2019


If you find yourself craving more authenticity and real conversations in your life, then you've come to the right place. I'm Robin and I'm a Pilates instructor. I live in Santa Barbara, CA and I'm a Mom of 4. 

My life …

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