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.

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.