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"21 Days To Better" Group

You guys!

We are SO EXCITED to be launching the 21 Days To Better Group! If there is one thing we’ve learned in the walkabout, it is that we cannot do this life alone. We NEED community…and we’ve realized maybe you need that too?

We’ve been working on this idea for months, and if you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, this group is probably for you:

How can I get into better community?

How can I better control my negative thoughts?

How can I be better at self-care?

How can I be better at managing and eliminating stress + anxiety?

How can I feel better overall?

How can I have more fun and be more inspired?

If you’ve asked yourself any of the above questions, you should definitely join this group. We are navigating some of life’s tough areas like stress and anxiety, friendship and community, how/where to find purpose, and how to live your most fulfilling life. We have spent several years asking these questions and gaining incredible tools to help navigate these areas of life. We have searched and pursued answers to some of these questions and want to share all we have learned with you.

So, what will you get when you join?

  • 3 Live webinars (no worries, if you can’t make the live sessions, we’ll email you a recording)

    • What the heck are webinars anyway? Really they are like Instagram Lives or Facebook Lives but these are going to be ONLY for the 21 Days To BETTER Group members. In these webinars, we are going to be sharing the tools that can actually change your life, the things that we’ve learned and are practicing every day that have made BIG differences in our lives...And they aren’t magic...You can do them too. We will answer your questions, we will get vulnerable, and we will have fun! We will also break out the guitar and sing some songs for you too!

  • 21 Days of text messages from yours truly J&K starting on 2/1

    • Start each and every day with encouragement to focus on creating a better day... from your friends J&K! Better days lead to better lives. We are all in this together!

      *(International members will receive these messages via email instead of text.)

  • Access to a PRIVATE Facebook group with all the other BETTER group members with daily interaction from us

    • This is a place we are SO excited about. Actually, this is probably the thing we are MOST excited about because here’s the deal. You guys DM us and send us emails all the time, and so we know your stories and we know what you’re going through and how incredible you are. BUT we want the 21 Days To Better Facebook group to be a place for you guys to get to know each other as well. There are so many like-minded people in our crew. Remember, we cannot do this alone. You cannot do this alone. We need each other and this is the place to connect. Not only is this the spot to post encouraging notes or questions, but we will also be popping in -- posting, commenting and chatting with you guys too. This is going to be sooo fun!

  • Downloadable PDF Worksheets to guide you through the webinars

    • These worksheets will help you make personal notes that you can refer back to as you start taking tangible steps to apply some of the tools we share in the webinars in your own life.

  • Exclusive access to Jill and Kate and the 21 Days To Better tribe

    • We love connecting with you guys on the podcast, Instagram, etc., but this will be a different level. We want to really KNOW you and have you really KNOW us. Ask us anything, chat with us on the Facebook group, hear things we have never shared through other J&K platforms.

  • Community, connection, inspiration

    • You have no idea how much motivation, inspiration, and FUN comes from connecting with other people in groups like this. Let’s build an awesome community where we support one another and spread more awesome in the world!

  • Some surprise bonuses along the way (cannot WAIT to share these with you!)

So, we’d LOVE for you to join this special group of people. We are all going to be better together and we can’t wait to see the transformation that takes place in all of us over these 21 days!

The group CLOSES on January 31st, so don’t miss out. SIGN UP HERE!

The group starts Feb 1st! Cannot wait to see you there!

Much love,

Jill and Kate



Global Girls Night - Day 10 #31DaysOfBlogging


“Do what you love, to fight what you hate.”

Those are words I heard my friend Jeremy say a couple years back and I loved it.


At the Dream Big event in March (which we told you about yesterday), we each got to dive into some dreams that we wanted to explore…and an idea that had been floating around my head the past 9 months was this idea called “Global Girls Night.”

THE IDEA FOR GLOBAL GIRLS NIGHT CAME IN 3 PARTS:

MY LOVE FOR GIRLS NIGHTS

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THE MOVIE FIRST WIVES CLUB

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KNOWING OF SO MANY INCREDIBLE NON-PROFITS I WANTED TO SUPPORT.


A little background...

I am a girl who loves her girlfriends. And I love a good girls night. Wine, cheese and comfy clothes with my best gals. As Amy Poehler says: YES PLEASE! My friends' typical-go-to girls night is exactly that: Come as you are. Sweatpants, dirty clothes, messy hair, heartbreaks, or good news etc. There is always wine (even if people are doing a weird cleanse or are preggo) and there is always cheese. We are a cheesy group (sorry, couldn't help myself.) Sometimes we are all watching a show together, so we gather to watch the next episode. Sometimes we just hang, and other times we play games. I love these women. They have laughed with me, cheered me on, cried with me, prayed for me, left me flowers at my door…they are the best. I am a better person because of each of them. They are a big reason why this idea came to life.

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I also got the idea for GGN from the plethora of girls nights I've attended in my life. I love catching up with my girlfriends, but sometimes I just felt so self-focused. I was going through a time in my life when I didn’t have any major life updates to share, and sometimes I would leave these girls nights feeling more lonely and isolated than before. Not because of my friends, but because of me. I wanted to contribute at these girls nights when I was going through a time in my life that seemed incredibly desolate on a personal level.

If you ask me what my top 5 movies are, somewhere near the top would be First Wives Club. Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton star in the comedy about women banding together. There is a line from the movie that has ALWAYS stuck out. My sister Amy and I quote it all the time. The line is: "... And then ... and then we go GLOBAL."

It got me thinking:

WHAT IF THERE COULD BE A GLOBAL GIRLS NIGHT?

MY FRIENDS AND I COMING TOGETHER TO CHANGE THE WORLD IN OUR SWEATS AND MESSY HAIR WITH BOTTLES OF WINE?

And that leads me to another thing. Most of the time, fundraisers are all fancy and black tie events —which I actually love - don't get me wrong. I adore getting all dressed up fancy-shmancy and busting a move on the dance floor. I am always up for that. But, at those events that I’ve attended, sometimes I’ve been at a table where I can afford to write a check for $25 dollars and the person next to me is writing a check for $10,000. It would sometimes make me feel badly about my donation, that it was insignificant or not enough.

I’ve always had a unique interest in non-profits. My dad started one when I was in high school (yes, it’s one of the ones we support—obviously!) but I got to see firsthand how far a $10 donation can actually go. Ten dollars can change someone's life in Africa. It’s hard to grasp sometimes, even for me, and I have actually witnessed it right in front of my own eyes. But I wanted to show that lots of small donations can actually make a HUGE difference.

And there isn’t just my Dad’s non-profit that I wanted to support. I have friends who lead and serve on so many incredible organizations—all that I love and believe in. They are changing the world...one life at a time. Whether it’s being rescued from sexual slavery or trafficking or learning kindness in schools or having access to clean water, these people are changing the world.

SO, I KNEW THERE WERE SO MANY WONDERFUL ORGANIZATIONS THAT I WANTED TO SUPPORT.

I WANTED A WAY TO HELP BRING AWARENESS AND SUPPORT TO ALL OF THEM.

GLOBAL GIRLS NIGHT WAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMBINE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:

My girlfriends

(who I couldn’t survive without)

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Wine

(which lets face it, I wouldn’t want to survive without)

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The fact that women banded together in unity can make a global impact and change the world.

I sit at my laptop in my sweats with a glass of wine and have this crazy idea that I could change the world.

But I realize, I can’t.

But together…all of us together?

We can change people’s lives.

Since launching the idea in July, we’ve already done some incredible things together. I would love for you to check out www.globalgirlsnight.com and follow us on Instagram.

Here’s a pic of a Global Girls Night in Nashville!

Here’s a pic of a Global Girls Night in Nashville!

And, HOST YOUR OWN GIRLS night! It’s so simple. We really can change the world together in our sweats and glasses of wine.

Tomorrow we are going to tell you about a random trip to Oklahoma and how everyone thought we interviewing Hanson but we had some other magic up our sleeves.

Love all of you world changers.
-Kate