Wed, 31 December 2014
We'd love to tell you how awesome we are, that we reach every single goal we set, and that we pretty much float on rainbows all the time.
Sadly, we can't do that.
Sometimes we miss the mark, and today's show is all about what we do when that happens to keep the momentum going (or not!) Plus we'll recap the year-end process we use to plan for a great new year and reveal some of our insecurities and concerns going into a new year.
Wed, 24 December 2014
Grief is so often a quiet, lonely process. We don’t talk about it, and we’re often expected to get over it in private, in a pretty quick timeframe. In today's episode we're talking about what happens when grief is shared publicly. We're diving into the power of writing as a tool to overcome loss. We share our own stories of loss and how we made it through and the public and private ways we all handle loss.
We're joined today by Tré Miller-Rodríguez, the author of Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir, a powerful view into the death of her 40-year-old husband who died of a sudden heart attack beside her. This book is one that pulls at your heartstrings and finds you surprised by the candid nature of her writing.
Direct download: Podcast_94_-_Writing_Through_Grief_with_Tr_Miller_Rodriguez.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:30am EDT
Wed, 17 December 2014
In this week's show we're providing background and personal stories from one of the most popular posts we've ever shared. To celebrate her 44th birthday this month Betsy wrote an article titled "44 Things Every Woman My Age Knows (or Will After Reading This)". In it she shares her wisdom learned over the years in her funny and engaging style. This episode we're diving into some of our favorites from the list to talk about the origin and allow Betsy to divulge more of how she learned these lessons.
Direct download: Podcast_93_-_44_lessons_every_woman_should_know.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 5:00am EDT
Wed, 10 December 2014
We just completed a week-long digital fast - no Internet, no computers, no connectivity. It was a chance for us to disconnect from the devices that seem to rule our lives and reconnect with what we love most - each other.
In this week's episode we share why we did it, the challenges we faced (it turns out it's hard for us to disconnect) and what we gained from the experience.
Wed, 3 December 2014
Do you have to give up your passions if they can't pay the bills?
Many people opt for security over the unknown very early in the game, giving up on the music, sports, dance, art, invention, or writing that our younger selves wanted to devote our lives to. It's almost as if we refuse to give time and attention to a passion if it cannot also make money.
But what happens when you keep that passion in your life for years or decades, never counting on it to make your mortgage payment? There's a different kind of richness that comes from maintaining your interests over a lifetime, and that's the subject of today's show.
Direct download: Podcast_91_-_Living_your_Passion_with_John_Parsons.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 3:30am EDT