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.
How the Myers-Briggs Test Can Improve Your Love Life

Have you ever taken a personality test? Many of us do it for fun, or because your office sends you to a workshop for team building or leadership training.

But what about using this information to improve your relationship? Today we're going to talk about the definitive personality profile test, Myers-Briggs, with an expert who can show us how to use the test to improve your love life.

Our guest, Jessica Butts, is a psychotherapist, coach, radio show host, and speaker who helps people figure out who they are so they can be in better relationships. Find out more at Jessica's website, where you can take a free test via a short video series that explains what it all means.


I Wrote a Romance Novel (Episode #105 with Betsy Talbot)

What is it like to embark on a new passion in your chosen career? How does it feel to write a sex scene? What compels someone to write about romance and discovery for women over 40? 

These are the questions we discuss this week as the turn the tables on Betsy and put her on the other side of the microphone. With the release of her first romance novel, Wild Rose, this week we're getting a sneak peek behind the scenes of what motivated her to start writing in this new direction.

Direct download: Podcast_105_-_I_Wrote_a_Romance_Novel.mp3
Category:Writing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

How to get started on the impossible (Podcast #104 with Leigh Shulman)

How do you go after the impossible? How do you even get started? 

These are the questions we're tackling this week, and we know something about it. At one time we thought it would be impossible to save our marriage, travel around the world, or live in another country. However, we've successfully done all three and continue to reach for bigger and bigger experiences in our lives together.

Listen in as we discuss going after the impossible with our guest, Leigh Shulman, and provide practical advice to making the impossible possible.


How to Magnify Your Mojo by Recruiting Others to Accomplish Big Goals (Podcast #103 with Joni Rodgers)

Every big accomplishment in our lives has included the support and help of others. This has been true as we planned our trip around the world as well as in our author business. Getting help makes a big goal possible.

Today we're discussing this key secret to achieving big goals in life and in business and how it has helped us expand what was possible. Reaching for something is always easier when you have someone to help you along the way.

Direct download: Podcast_103_-_How_to_Magnify_Your_Mojo_with_Joni_Rodgers.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:11am EST

Battling Food Waste - Episode #102 with Dana Frasz

Do you throw away food? Is your refrigerator a living lab experiment? On today's episode, we talk about the problems with food waste that affect not only your health and budget, but the world at large.

You already know that we live our lives with more experiences than possessions, carefully evaluating what we bring into our lives. Food is no exception. Since we stopped stockpiling and started eating fresh, we've lost a combined 85 pounds / 38 kilos! Be sure to listen all the way to the end to find out our secret tip for not overeating or wasting food in a restaurant...brilliant in it's simplicity.

We are joined today by Dana Frasz, the Founder and Director of Food Shift.  Food Shift's mission is to honor the value of people and our environment by ensuring all good food is eaten, not wasted. From New York to California Dana has been working on this issue for over a decade and we're delighted to chat with her about how food waste is affecting all of us.

Direct download: Podcast_102_-_Reducing_Food_Waste_with_Dana_Franz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03am EST

How to make a sex toy (Podcast #101 with Brian Kreiger)

You aren’t born knowing how to be a good lover. And even if your parents do give the sex talk, they won’t go that far (thank goodness). Learning to enjoy sex with a partner is far more about open and honest communication between two people. It requires insights into what you each like and being comfortable exploring together.

Today we're diving into the world of sexual aides (aka sex toys) and their role in helping to create and foster open communication. We're going behind the scenes to learn how those toys begin life with the help of a founder of one company who is striving to create pleasure aides for the masses.

Our guest today is Brian Kreiger, an engineer with a background in consumer product development. He is one of the founders of Minna Life, a startup from San Francisco that is dedicated to creating beautiful and approachable sexual health and wellness products. You can find out more at MinnaLife.com.

Direct download: Podcast_101_-_How_to_make_a_sex_toy_with_Brian_Kreiger.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:00am EST

We are celebrating celebrating 2 big milestones this week. First 100 episodes. Can you believe it?  Almost 2 years ago we decided to sit down and chat with people that are living interesting lives and share it with you. Through this process we've grown to love the show and are amazed that we've reached triple digits. In this show we share our plans for the future and what we're looking forward to.

Also this week we're celebrating one year in Spain. We arrived here in February of 2014 and have been loving the new experience. In this week's show we're sharing how our life has changed, what we love most about living in another country, as well as the challenges we've faced.

This is a fun show about celebrating the life we're creating here in Spain as well as a big milestone for this podcast. Thank you for coming along.

Direct download: Podcast_100_-What_is_it_like_to_live_in_another_country.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 4:30am EST

We've had some bad relationships. Friends who turned out to not support our decisions. People who always focused on the negative aspects of life. Those who simply refused to show an interest in others. 

Over the last few years we've become quite adept at removing these influences from our personal lives. In today's episode we're talking about the challenge of toxic relationships and how to eliminate them to free up the space to live a happier life. Warren reveals the results of his recent Facebook friend purge and you get to hear the feedback (the good and the bad).

We are honored to be joined this week by Andrea Syrtash. Andrea is a relationship expert, on-air personality and author of five books including, "He's Just Not Your Type (And That's a Good Thing)" and "Cheat On Your Husband (With Your Husband)" She's the on-air host of love & relationship videos for AOL, NBC ivillage and Yahoo!, and co-hosts "Life Story Project" for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada).

Direct download: Podcast_99_-_Getting_Rid_of_Toxic_Relationships_Andrea_Syrtash.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:00am EST

One year ago we bought a house here in southern Spain (check out the episode). Since then we've immersed ourselves in the language and community, enjoying getting to know this beautiful part of the world.

Today we’re sharing a first-timer’s look at our life in Spain.

Our good friend Debb dropped in for a visit, and we’re going to talk about expectations, open hearts, and diving into new experiences. And since it’s totally unscripted, you might learn a secret or two about us!

Direct download: Podcast_98_-_Impressions_of_Spain_with_Debbie_Whitlock.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Over the last year we've been watching a love story unfold between two lost loves. We enjoyed it so much we decided to dedicate this episode to telling the story of Anong and Cesar, which was 42 years in the making.

Pretend right now that you’re at our house in Spain, gathered around the dining room table. The music is low in the background, the fire in the corner stove is keeping the chill off, and we’ve all had a glass of wine or two. It’s a cozy night, and we’re sharing with you one of the greatest love stories we've ever heard. It all started with a picture we took in January 2011.