Recap of our Year of Podcast and which habits stuck


Recap of our Year of Podcast & Which Habits Stuck – 051


In episode 51, we are doing a deeper dive into a recap of each month and each challenge of our year of podcasting and finding out which habits stuck. 

Jenny’s diggin’ a houseplant called ‘Janet’ and I’m diggin’ a book called Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs


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What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)


1:20: We are digging into the 11 challenges that we did in the last year and sharing what we learned, what has dropped off and which habits stuck.

1:39: July 2018: Intro to habits.  Floss your teeth, Make your bed, Drink more water

6:01: August 2018: Mindfulness and Meditation

7:58: September 2018: Exercise/Movement

10:34: October 2018: Food and Drink

11:57: November 2018: Relationships

13:06: December 2018: Digital Detox

15:23: January 2019: Routines and sleep

17:15: February 2019: Gratitude

19:04: March 2019: MinsGame/ Outer Order Inner Calm

20:45: April 2019: Finances

22:35: May 2019: No complaints challenge

26:15: What are you diggin’ lately?  Jenny is diggin’ a house plant called Janet and I’m diggin’ a book called Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

29:59: Next week we want to hear from you!  We want you to send us a message to tell us what habit you’ve undertaken in the last six months that has made you a better human!!  Email us at or hit us up on the socials! 


Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:


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Blog post: Spicy Lemon Ginger Turmeric Water

App: Headspace

App: Calm

App: MyFitnessPal

Previous guest: Tommy Caldwell author of Heavy Brain

Brook Castillo: Owner of the Life Coach School

Book: 5 Love Languages

Blog: MinsGame

Book: Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

Book: Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Houseplant: Janet Craig Dracaena Compacta . (pictures from Jenny’s home)

Janet from The Good Place:  “Fun Fact”



Key Quotes:


“This one was one of my favourites, and my ultimate favourite moment was the 24 hour break from technology where we switched off our phones. Boy, did this make me twitchy for the first half, and then so calm for the second half. It truly made me want to make this more of a regular practice for me, and I think in my best life, I’d do this at least once a week, and then for sure during vacations.” -Jenny while discussing the digital detox challenge we did in December 2018

“I loved this one especially because it coincided perfectly with the release of our online pretend best friend Gretchen Rubin’s book Outer Order Inner Calm. It really is true for me that when I take control of my environment and get it more organized and orderly, I do feel calmer and able to take on the world. There is something so satisfying and therapeutic about clearing out stuff that you don’t need or use.” -Peggy while discussing the MinsGame challenge we did in March 2019


Share your thoughts… We’d love to hear from you!


What was your biggest take away from this episode?  What was your favourite month and which habits stuck for you over this past year?

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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to the hilarious and heavily bearded John, with whom she takes many adventures. Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 5 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

Join them weekly to explore how to create healthy habits that stick on the journey to becoming better humans!



Until next time,


Let’s get to work on improving your most important project.  That’s YOU!  Stay focused and get after it!

Thank you so much for listening.

Big Love,

Peggy and Jenny