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.

Today we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of this podcast. Episode 52 comes to you from the Andalucia region of Spain. Today we're talking being comfortable and proud of who you are.

In this episode we're diving inside all of us to talk about what makes us each beautiful. What is it in you that makes you a beautiful person and what do you have to offer the world. We challenge the notion that external beauty defines us and discuss how we can all feel more comfortable in our own skin and with the world around us.

We're honored to be joined this week by Denise Jolly, the co-host and facilitator of the Seattle Poetry Slam and Poetry Curator for The Round a live multidisciplinary collaborative arts show. Denise's latest project is Be Beautiful, where for 30 days she photographed her 311-pound self in a nearly naked state, often in public, and posted them on the internet.

To view the 30 days of pictures and watch clips of Denise's fantastic spoken word poetry, check out her website at www.denisejollyspoken.com.

If you've ever struggled with body issues or feelings of invisibility, today's conversation is for you.


Fighting Your Way Around the World - Episode #51

NOTE: this episode was recorded in less than ideal surroundings so the quality is not ideal. We love the message and wanted to share with you despite it sounding like we were in the bottom of a well.

Episode 51 comes to you from the Andalucia region of Spain . Today we're talking about how travel together without fighting…or at least without fighting so bad you ruin your trip!

What was your biggest fight ever? Did you have an audience? Would you be willing to share the story with the world? In this episode we dive into something every couple faces - fighting. We share our own biggest fight ever as well as the tips we employ now to reduce or eliminate as many disagreements as possible. We continue to improve, but fighting is still a part of our relationship as we both come at problems from different perspectives.

Today we're chatting with Mike and Luci of 1000Fights.com. Together they run one of the leading couple's travel blogs - 1000 Places to Fight Before You Die and affectionately call themselves the Fighting Couple.  They have visited forty countries on 5 continents.  Today they will encourage you to travel together to recharge and reclaim their relationship.

It's a conversation full of funny revelations and tips for helping you get through your own fights more successfully. We know you're going to love it.

Direct download: Podcast_51_-_Fighting_your_way_around_the_world_1000_Fights.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Why We Fail (Episode #50 with Mark Manson)

Do you have a fear of failure, or do you have experience with it?

The former is true for everyone, and the latter is only true for those who take action. And failure that comes that way alway delivers a lesson, making it just a little bit more likely you’ll be successful the next time.

In today’s episode, we reveal a couple of our biggest failures along with the one thing we do every time to pretty much insure our success. Today’s guest then joins us to discuss 10 reasons most people fail and how to turn that around. This is a powerful conversation, and you won’t want to miss it.

Today’s guest Mark Manson started out as a dating coach, but he quickly realized the insecurity and problems his clients felt went way beyond finding love. He’s taken his straightforward approach to confidence and success in dating to life overall, and MarkManson.net has become one of our favorite No-BS sites on personal growth.

Direct download: Podcast_50_-_10_Ways_in_Which_we_All_Fail_Mark_Manson.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:30am EST

This week's podcast is big. Not only do we have great guests talking about working and following a dream together, which alone would be fantastic. We also have a big announcement for you about the evolution of our dream. We share all the news and how it will change our relationship and our dream. You don't want to miss it.

We're joined this week by Farnoosh and Andy Brock who talk to us about what it's like to leave corporate jobs to start their own business. They share all the dirt on the challenges of working together, the joys of discovering new strengths in your partner, and actions you can take to follow suit. It's a great conversation with 2 inspiring people.

Together, Andy and Farnoosh run Prolific Living Inc., travel the world, create programs and products that make a positive difference in people's lives and live the freedom lifestyle of their dreams. For more, check out www.prolificliving.com.


Episode 48 comes to you from the sunny Andalucia region of Spain. Today we're talking about how to carve out time in your life for a big goal without sacrificing your relationship. 

Going after a big goal comes with big ups and downs. Working together with your partner through that effort and enjoying the life you create together along the way can be a huge challenge. Today we're learning how one successful author has married his love for his family with a crazy writing schedule. The story will get you excited to get after whatever your big goal may be with the support of the one you love.

Sean Platt is co-founder of the Collective Inkwell and Realm & Sands imprints, speaker, and author, with breakout indie hits such as Yesterday’s Gone, WhiteSpace, Unicorn Western and The Beam, as well as traditionally published titles Z 2134 and Monstrous. He publishes over 2 million words a year (2 million!) and still makes time for his relationship. Today we're going to find out how he does it.


Episode 47 comes to you from Tangier, Morocco. Today we're talking about why you should expect a few pits in your life and how to dig out when you land in one.

Each of us has fallen into one of life's holes and then beaten ourselves up about how we could be so stupid. In this episode we discuss why we should stop being so hard on ourselves and accept that we are not perfect. We will make mistakes and how we recover from them is more important than getting down on ourselves from the mistake itself.

Today's guest, Judy Belmont, provides her keen insights and experience gleaned from 35 +years as a psychotherapist. As a public speaker and corporate wellness trainer, she offers practical strategies to boost personal resilience. Her latest book is The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life. You can find out more about Judy's practical strategies to boost your own resilience at BelmontWellness.com.


Episode #46 comes to you from Tangier, Morocco. If you are married, used to be married, want to be married, or ever have any kind of romantic fling with anyone, this show is for you.

We reveal the surprising reason we got married in this episode. Tune in to find out if this was because of a green card problem, a name change to avoid the police, or a tax issue.

The sound quality on this one is not as good as usual due to a poor connection with our guest. We recorded the interview portion in Spain during a massive thunderstorm and got disconnected 3 times, so many thanks to Jenna for her patience so we could get this message to you. 

Today's guest is author, TED speaker, and former radio personality Jenna McCarthy, who's written a book titled, If It Was Easy, They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married. Her funny take on marriage and why we do it has some surprisingly powerful insights and lessons, and we think you're going to especially like this one.

You can find out more about Jenna's books, watch her TED talk, and get a dose of her wit and wisdom at Jenna McCarthy.

Direct download: Podcast_46_-_Why_do_we_get_married_Jenna_McCarthy.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Episode #45 comes to you from Tangier, Morocco. If you've always wanted to make a living from your creativity, this episode is for you.

Whether you are a writer, singer, entrepreneur, or designer you can find value in this discussion today. We're chatting about the keys to success in making money using your creative gifts. We also dispel the myth of the "overnight success" and share a more predictable route to turn your passion into long term success you can actually achieve. In the process you'll learn what separates those who make their dreams come true and those who don't.

This week we are delighted to be chatting with Juliana Finch who "sounds the way a good bourbon tastes." She's a Georgia-based singer/songwriter who shares how she's made her passion her career and the secrets you can apply to do the same, regardless of what that passion may be. Check out her amazing and sultry music at her website, JulianaFinch.com. Her next CD, The Walls of Pompeii, will be released in March 2014, and you can preorder it online by clicking here.

Direct download: Podcast_45_-_Life_as_a_musician_Julianna_Finch.mp3
Category:Business & Career -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Today's episode comes to you from a ferry between Spain and Morocco. Zip up your life vest, because today we're diving into the hard questions of life.

You know, when you start asking yourself why you're here, what's it all about, and why you don't have what you want, you can start flailing a little bit.  It's easy to focus on perfection (and bemoaning the fact that you're so far from it) or the unfairness of life that other people have what you want.

Regular thoughtful analysis of why you're sailing in this direction – plus researching specifically how you can change direction if you're not happy – is key to always moving toward the life you really crave.

Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha shares how to take those first steps to answering the hard questions of life for yourself. She shares some pretty personal stories of her own, and you can check out more in her new book, Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions

Direct download: Podcast_44_-_Answering_the_questions_of_life_Lori_Deschene.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Episode 43 comes to you from the beautiful Andalucia region of Spain. In this, the last show of 2013, we're going to show you how we conduct our annual review cycle. We share our own process by looking back at 2013 - the good, the bad, and the exciting. It's been a big year, and we dish on what has gone great as well as what could have been better in our lives, our relationship, and our business. Then we share one big goal each for the year to come.

In this episode we provide you an inside look into the annual review process we've done together for the last 10 years and walk through the outline to implement this valuable process in your own life. 

Plus, you can find out how Warren shocks Betsy with a sexy revelation during the episode.

Direct download: Podcast_43_-_Doing_a_Year_End_Review.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 3:30am EST