If you’re so exhausted and overwhelmed by your status quo that you can’t even figure out a way to add GOOD things into your life, you need this weekly podcast. Hosts Betsy & Warren Talbot know how to remove what's not working so you can have more of what you love.

So why do child-free couples hate kids so much? KIDDING! 

We don't hate kids, but there are some very well-thought-out reasons why we choose not to have them.

Parenthood should be a pretty conscious choice, don't you think?

We've always known that we didn't want to have children, but not every childless-by-choice couple comes to it that way, which is why you're going to find today's chat so interesting.


Happily Married but Living Separately (Episode #60 with Lise Stoessel)

Episode #60 comes to you from sunny Andalusia, Spain. Have you ever wondered if your relationship would improve if you lived in separate houses? Today we'll talk to a couple who did just that…and saved their marriage!

Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

Lots of people tell us they can't imagine our life of constant togetherness as we live, travel, and work together around the world.

That might be true, but let's imagine the opposite.

Can you imagine maintaining your relationship while living in separate houses? Many couples do this for practical reasons, like work, but we're talking to a couple today who did it to save their marriage.

After 23 years Lise and her husband were headed for a divorce when they decided to make a last-ditch attempt to make it work. Seven years later, they're still going strong with two separate house keys. You can learn more about her story and her book, as well as enjoy links to articles, interviews and TV spots, on her website: www.lisestrykerstoessel.com.

Want to hear how they do it? So did we!


Happily Married but Living Separately (Episode #60 with Lise Stoessel)

Episode #60 comes to you from sunny Andalusia, Spain. Have you ever wondered if your relationship would improve if you lived in separate houses? Today we'll talk to a couple who did just that…and saved their marriage!

Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

Lots of people tell us they can't imagine our life of constant togetherness as we live, travel, and work together around the world.

That might be true, but let's imagine the opposite.

Can you imagine maintaining your relationship while living in separate houses? Many couples do this for practical reasons, like work, but we're talking to a couple today who did it to save their marriage.

After 23 years Lise and her husband were headed for a divorce when they decided to make a last-ditch attempt to make it work. Seven years later, they're still going strong with two separate house keys. You can learn more about her story and her book, as well as enjoy links to articles, interviews and TV spots, on her website: www.lisestrykerstoessel.com.

Want to hear how they do it? So did we!


Today is our 10th wedding anniversary and we're sharing some big news with you. In this episode were talking about our annual love contract (as outlined in Episode #7), launching our 4th book (Married with Luggage: What We Learned About Love by Traveling the World), and announcing our European book tour.

We share insights on how it feels to make it to this milestone, one neither of us expected to reach. We share our candid thoughts about the ups and downs along the way and the love we feel for each other now as we enter a new decade together.

Plus, we are giving you a chance to win your very own European holiday. This is our biggest giveaway yet and you won't want to miss your chance to engage. Here is a link to jump straight to contest details: http://www.marriedwithluggage.com/contest.

Direct download: Podcast_59_-_Married_with_Luggage_The_Book.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 3:30am EST


Spicing Up Your Sex Life (Episode #57 with Cecilie Kjensli)

Episode 57 comes to you from the sunny Andalucia region of Spain. Today we're talking about how to climb out of a sexual valley in a long-term relationship. It's gonna get spicy! We admit that we blushed often during this show, but know how important it is to share so we're anxious to put this one out there.

This is our most raw show yet so if you are concerned with the details you may want to skip this episode. You may find out more about us than you want to know.

Today's episode is our first, but certainly not last, time to dive into the realm of sexual intimacy. It's an important topic in any relationship, especially for long-term couples who may find their desire dropping and are seeking that "spark" to get things going again.

Our delightful guide and guest for this show is Cecilie Kjensli, a top sex educator and speaker in Norway with a mission to make sex enjoyable throughout your life. Cecilie has been dubbed the "Dildo Queen of Norway" and is a sex inspirationist providing aide to couples to improve their intimacy. To find out more about her products and services, check out CecilieKjensli.no. And don't worry - Google will translate the whole page to English for you with just one click!

Direct download: Podcast_57-_Spicing_Up_Your_Sex_Life_Cecilie_Kjensli.m4a
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 7:26am EST

Episode 56 comes to you from sunny Andalucia, Spain. In fact, it comes to you from the studio of our new Spanish casa, which is the subject of today's show: What it's like to buy a house in Spain.

From why we did it to how we did it and the joys and mishaps that happened along the way, find out why we came to Spain to house sit and ended up buying a house of our own.

Does this mean the travel has stopped? Hell no! I mean, stay tuned to find out!

Direct download: Podcast_56_-_Our_Spanish_House.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 6:30am EST

I Married a Romance Writer (Episode #55 with Melissa and Les Foster)

Episode 55 comes to you from the Andalucia region of Spain.

We're talking about romance and writing this week. We share how we almost wrote our own romance novel, but decided instead to share our story. We give you a glimpse into our upcoming book (Married with Luggage: What We Learned About Love by Traveling the World) and how it came to be.

What would it be like to be married to a romance writer?

Today we get the scoop from a best-selling author and her husband. We're chatting with best-selling author Melissa Foster and her husband Les to learn how they bring romance from the pages of her books to their bedroom. Or is it the other way around? Find out more about Melissa's books at MelissaFoster.com.

We dive into this and more in this sexy episode.

Direct download: Podcast_55_-_So_I_Married_a_Romance_Writer_Melissa__Les_Foster.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:00am EST

You love 'em and you hate 'em, sometimes in the very same moment. We all know opposites attract, but how do you keep it together when you're just so very different?

If you are a creative in love with a logical mind, or you can't understand why your mate doesn't see the world the way you do, then this episode is for you.

We're joined today by Corbett Barr and his wife Jessalyn Haggenjos. Corbett is the founder of Fizzle.co, one of the most successful online business training sites on the internet. Jessalyn is an accomplished artist who prefers a canvas to a spreadsheet. Discover more about her and her amazing art at haggenjos.com. They share their strategies for honoring each other's thinking patterns and working around the deficits. This is an honest conversation about a real relationship, and you'll love the insights they share about how they've learned to make it work better.


Episode 53 comes to you from chilly and beautiful Oslo, Norway. Today we’re talking about the power of questioning the norm. Prepare to be challenged.

In this episode we’re talking about changing our attitudes towards commonly accepted “truths” and dispelling the notion about what we “need” to be happy.

Robert Wall used to be a packrat before he discovered minimalism. He publishes the Untitled Minimalism website and podcast, which gives practical, solid advice to enable starving college students, middle class paper pushers, retired millionaires, and everybody in-between to accomplish extraordinary changes in their lives. You can find out more at UntitledMinimalism.com. His latest book is Escaping “GiftMas”: Getting Right-Side-Up About Gifts In An Upside-Down Holiday Culture.

Direct download: Podcast_53_-_Is_there_a_Better_Way_Robert_Wall.mp3
Category:Decluttering -- posted at: 4:30am EST