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In 2022, your fairy godmother, Lily Fields, takes you under her wing to help you dust off your dreams, uncover what used to make you sparkle and make practical, compassionate, down-to-earth magic as you pursue your Ideal Life.

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Episode 47: Dressing for Your Ideal Life

Talking Points: Heartspace and Headspace; the recursive shapes of our life; Mise en Place and decisions. When we know what we want for our life, it makes all of our decisions easier–including what we wear. This episode part of a series about how understanding our relationship to clothes and our closet can lead to a…

Episode 46: Closet Inventory

Talking Points: Antiquities, Costumes and Sentimental Items. The contents of our closets are not just things we wear, but we insist on treating them as such. It is useful to start viewing some of the things in our closets as souvenirs or artifacts. This episode part of a series about how understanding our relationship to…

Week 3: Being Still

According to the rules of my New Year’s Resolution, I’m meant to be doing for others what I would want done for me. This *should* be easy, right? Surprise surprise, this has become an increasingly mindbending endeavor. This requires a clarity of thought that I don’t often have in abundance. “What would I want done…

Closet Inventory Download

As promised in Episode 45: Wardrobe Therapy, here is a downloadable Excel spreadsheet that will help you kickstart your closet inventory: Don’t worry, the formulae are already there for you, and there are more than 1000 lines ready. (I really hope you won’t need 1000 lines. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!) I even put in…

Episode 45: Wardrobe Therapy

Talking Points: Why do you wear what you wear?; Living off the land (AKA stop shopping!); doing a closet inventory. This episode is the first in a series about how understanding our relationship to clothes and our closet can lead to a more enjoyment and less stress. A great big thank you to Seven Production…

Week 2: A Golden Rule Conundrum

I had just spent a good thirty minutes folding clothes. They were not mine, because my clothes get the royal treatment. I usually hang mine up as they leave the washer, so that they dry nicely. I know. It’s selfish. But whatever. Call it self care. “Okay, everybody! Come get your laundry and put it…

The “Golden Rule Rules” Rules

You know me by now, right? I like rules. I like to make rules and I like holding myself accountable to rules. So obviously, when Lily Fields makes a New Year’s Resolution, it comes with rules. I find that this helps break down a resolution into smaller chunks, making it hard to fail entirely, which,…

Week 1: The Golden Rule Rules

This is my first roundup of the highlights from my Golden Rule resolution….that is…my resolution to live out the Golden Rule in as many ways as possible in 2023. First up, whereas this, pre-scalawags had been something we always used to do, but had stopped doing it in the last few years. It is so…

2023: The Golden Rule Rules

Happy New Year! This year, I have a New Year’s Resolution that is not nearly as interesting as it was in 2022, and is absolutely, positively boring compared to 2021. But sometimes, boring is good, right? “Right,” she tries to convince herself. This year, I don’t have 22 little goals to make progress in, and…

Episode 44: Facing Disappointment

Talking Points: Disappointment isn’t just for kids on Christmas Day; the origin of disappointment and how it can lead to rage; constructive ways to deal with disappointment in the long-term and the short-term; holding space for others as they let disappointment run its course. A special thank you to Seven Productions here in Mulhouse France…

Episode 43: Where Are You Going?

Show Notes: Talking Points: Why resolutions don’t stick; the importance of remembering; the secret to finding motivation for a resolution. Thank you for spending this year with me, Cinderella! I wish you all the best for a very happy 2023! A great big thank you to Seven Productions here in Mulhouse, France, for the use…

Week 51: That Inevitable Disappointment

This year, I set myself 22 little goals to pursue throughout the year. I call them the 22 in 22. Once a week (or there abouts), I take a few minutes to check my progress on a few of my goals. #1 Connect better with the scalawags, according to their Love Languages For someone who…

Transcript Episode 42: Giving Great Gifts

Welcome to Sing With Your Feet. My name is Lily Fields and I am going to be your fairy godmother for what is going to end up being, yet again, an extra-long episode. About this time of year, you are going to find everywhere you look lists of gifts to buy for every single different…

Episode 42: Giving Great Gifts

Show Notes: Talking Points: The Christmas Day Troublemakers; The gift receiver templates: Quantity v Quality, Sentimental v Practical, Surprise or Anticipation; Giving money as a gift. A great big thank you to Seven Productions in Mulhouse, France, for the use of the song La Joie as the intro and outtro of the show; to Matt…

Wool is Cool: Meet the kids

In the great saga that resulted from the realization, in May of this year, that there was no way I could use up 50 kilograms of raw wool on my own for my own little projects, we are now beginning the hero’s (ahem, the foolish creative person’s) journey. To catch you up, once Musa, the…

Week 49: Performers, Lion Tamers and shadows.

This year, I set myself 22 little goals to pursue throughout the year. I call them the 22 in 22. Once a week (or there abouts), I take a few minutes to check my progress on a few of my goals. #1 Connect better with the scalawags, according to their Love Languages If you’ve been…

Transcript Episode 41: The Ideal Gift

Introduction: Welcome to Sing With Your Feet. My name is Lily Fields and I am going to be your fairy godmother for the next half-hour or so. This week’s topic is one I hope will come at just the right time for you in your Cinderella life. We are talking about gift giving for this…

Episode 41: The Ideal Gift

Show Notes: Talking Points: What is the one thing that you need most deeply in your soul? How can you turn that intangible idea into something tangible? It can be done, but you need to let yourself dream for a little bit. Also: how understanding your love language, and that of the people you love…

Week 48: Anger, Snuggles and Resolutions

This year, I set myself 22 little goals to pursue throughout the year. I call them the 22 in 22. Once a week (or there abouts), I take a few minutes to check my progress on a few of my goals. #1 Connect better with the scalawags, according to their Love Languages It’s not often…

Transcript Episode 40: Loving Yourself at the Holidays

Welcome to Sing With Your Feet, the podcast in which we make every attempt to think differently about things. The podcast in which we get perhaps a little deep into the theoretical and philosophical weeds about topics which, admittedly, probably don’t deserve a dissertation…Topics like, I don’t know…Christmas trees and holiday parties. The podcast in…

Episode 40: Loving Yourself at the Holidays

Show Notes: Talking Points: Unhooking ourselves from the expectations of others; the lowest common denominator for joy; imagining our ideal holidays; taking care of ourselves. A great big thank you to Seven Productions in Mulhouse, France, for the use of the song La Joie as the intro and outtro of the show; to Matt Kugler…

Week 47: Mise en Place saved my life this week

This year, I set myself 22 little goals to pursue throughout the year. I call them the 22 in 22. Once a week (or there abouts), I take a few minutes to check my progress on a few of my goals. #15 1€ or less CPW for each individual item, less than 0.20€ per item…

Thankfulness Week: My Cinderellas

In January of this year, full of hope and enthusiasm, I launched the podcast Sing With Your Feet. In the time leading up to the launch, it was a labor of love, the kind of thing that becomes the only thing you want to talk to anyone about. My friends Jonathan and Eric had patiently…

Thankfulness Week: The Big Kid

In the first session of the Wool is Cool project, I lead the (mostly) French kids in a discussion (in English) about clothes. It’s an easy conversation, but it gives the kids the opportunity to stretch their wings in English with a native English speaker, on a topic they should be relatively comfortable with. It’s…

Thankfulness Week: People who entertain my wooly follies

What? You thought that I was going to be thankful for my other scalawag? Hah! I got you! Well, we’ll get there eventually, but today, I am particularly thankful for the people who, for some reason I will never understand, are willing to sacrifice time, energy and resources to entertain and make possible the crazy…

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Ideal Life Reels

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I’m on an adventure.

Contentment is the treasure I seek.
To conquer the dragons of dissatisfaction, I am armed with hopefulness, determination and a big dose of craftiness. My journey finds me accompanied by two little scalawags, their indulgent father and our faithful alley cats.
We live in France in a tiny fourth floor apartment. (There’s an elevator. I’m adventurous, but not that adventurous.)

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