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Love and Marriage

Welcome to all things love and marriage! Whenever we do a podcast episode and blog post (yep, we cover both written and audio for a full experience however you process best), it'll show up here when the focus is on our most intimate relationship. We definitely feel this is the biggest ripple effect into the home, and our top priority to focus on.

For free inspiration, and a way to get to know me better before you work with me, here are plenty of episodes to weed through. Check out the titles and summaries and start with what resonates with you at this moment. It may open up a door to a new insight you can apply today! And, if you have any questions, shoot me a note - I'd love to be a support for you. 


Creating Your Family Vision – Your Key for Family Connection (Episode 337)

Is your family really your priority? We spend a lot of time focusing on vision and mission statements for our businesses in dreams of accomplishing those goals where our family thrives. Yet how often do we actually stop and get intentional about what that truly means? What does it look like for your family to

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Creating Your Family Vision – Your Key for Family Connection (Episode 337)

The Art of Replenishment: Tapping into the Multiple Forms of Rest in Everyday Life (Episode 327)

In a world filled with constant busyness and overwhelm, it can be easy to overlook the importance of rest and relaxation. Yet here’s the thing – rest is not just about taking a vacation or sitting on the couch all day. It’s about intentional and purposeful self-care in all areas of our lives. Let’s explore

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The Art of Replenishment: Tapping into the Multiple Forms of Rest in Everyday Life (Episode 327)

Gender Roles and Relationships at Home: Challenging the Norms (Episode 326)

In this episode of the Mama Says Namaste podcast, Nathan and I dive deep into a thought-provoking discussion about gender roles and relationships within our homes. We explore how these roles can evolve and shift over time, challenging societal norms, and embracing a more intentional approach to creating a harmonious family dynamic. Are you showing

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Gender Roles and Relationships at Home: Challenging the Norms (Episode 326)

8 “Fights” To Pick With Your Kids (Episode 306)

As a parent, it’s a given that it can be helpful to pick your battles. Fighting with your toddler over sock colors or your teen over every food they put into their mouths not only can be a losing battle but just so not worth the time and energy. Putting that time and energy toward

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8 “Fights” To Pick With Your Kids (Episode 306)

From Mess to Masterpiece: 10 Tips for a Fulfilling Day (Episode 305)

Are there those days you feel like everything is an absolute mess? My mother is an artist through and through, and loves to share the perspective of turning a “mess into a masterpiece”.  One of the work emails I always appreciate getting is from my DISC mentor, Deb Ingino, who shares a valuable email on leadership

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From Mess to Masterpiece: 10 Tips for a Fulfilling Day (Episode 305)

Understanding Your Cycle of Conflict with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo (Episode 304)

Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo are back with us for a “skills book” highlight of their newest release, The 6 Pillars of Intimacy Conflict Resolution: The Secret to Breaking the Conflict Cycle in Your Marriage. It happens to all of us – we flat cannot avoid conflict in our lives. Sooner or later, it brews up.  Can you

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Understanding Your Cycle of Conflict with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo (Episode 304)

Into-Me-See – Prioritizing Our Most Vulnerable Sides (Episode 303)

I know the topic of intimacy can be a dicey situation for a lot of families, and I also recognize that there are different ebbs and flows and seasons of intimacy in our lives. Yet intimacy is what opens you up to those deeper relationships – where you’re willing to allow another person to “into-me-see”. There

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Into-Me-See – Prioritizing Our Most Vulnerable Sides (Episode 303)

Lighten up with the one you love – get out and PLAY! (Episode 302)

How much do you really play with your partner? Play is such a huge part of our childhoods, yet is often the first thing to go as an adult. And, the more we can create a relationship with play, the deeper many relationships can go.  Once again, while I want to talk about your most intimate

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Lighten up with the one you love – get out and PLAY! (Episode 302)

Pride Goeth Before A Fall – Can Your Marriage Hold Up? (Episode 301)

How often has your pride stood in the way of moving forward in a relationship? Do you find yourself trying to “keep up with the Joneses” or do you get so worked up about things that it seems too big to back off of, even if you start to second-guess yourself? As a mother, wife, entrepreneur,

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Pride Goeth Before A Fall – Can Your Marriage Hold Up? (Episode 301)

Financial Intimacy…say what? (Episode 239)

In our final wrap-up week on our month of love & intimacy, we’re diving into a biggie – financial intimacy. Yes, we’re getting real and vulnerable with it.  So far this month, we’ve addressed “redefining your tribe” and the importance of you being willing to show up fully – for yourself and your family. Then, we

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Financial Intimacy…say what? (Episode 239)

One Extraordinary Marriage with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo (Episode 238)

One extraordinary marriage. Isn’t that what we dream of when we say, “I do?” Yet, somewhere along the way, life just happens to us, and the marriage can fizzle past “ordinary” to living as roommates or worse.  Twelve years ago, right around after our second daughter, Ellie, was born, Nathan and I were in a bit

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One Extraordinary Marriage with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo (Episode 238)

Navigating Disagreements In Marriage (Episode 237)

How do you handle conflict and disagreement in your home? As we dig into our most intimate relationship this month, we have to address the biggie – it takes two people in a relationship. And with those two people come two minds, two perspectives, two stews of complex emotions, two of…figuring everything out.  I don’t know

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Navigating Disagreements In Marriage (Episode 237)

Redefining Your Tribe – Your Most Intimate Relationship (Episode 236)

Marriage looks quite a bit different than ages past, and it can be more complex than ever. The definition of tribe is “a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader.” This week, we

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Redefining Your Tribe – Your Most Intimate Relationship (Episode 236)

Mama Says Namaste Podcast Highlights Part 2 (Episode 232)

Last week we started our Mama Says Namaste Podcast highlights with the bottom five of our top ten episodes of all time. Here we cover the top five, and our take now, looking back.  We’re brewing up some great ideas for the new year, and a biggie is that we want to hear from you! You’ll

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Mama Says Namaste Podcast Highlights Part 2 (Episode 232)

Mama Says Namaste Podcast Highlights Part 1 (Episode 231)

Over this week and the next, Nathan and I have pulled the top ten podcast episodes of all time, and we are diving in to discuss them and our perspectives now.  We’re brewing up some great ideas for the new year, and a biggie is that we want to hear from you! You’ll hear sweet Jules

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Mama Says Namaste Podcast Highlights Part 1 (Episode 231)

Perspectives on Attraction (Episode 223)

What truly makes an attractive person? Well, in my opinion, covering these key characteristic ingredients is a solid first step. Yet beyond that – when we look at attraction and what draws people to one another, we have to take a good look at if there really is a perfect image, look, character trait or

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Perspectives on Attraction (Episode 223)

Recipe for a Light-Hearted Relationship: Part 4 – Instructions for Intention (Episode 222)

This is our final wrap-up in the creation of a beautiful dish – a light-hearted and intentional relationship! In episode 219, we talked about those things that trigger us into reactive behavior, oftentimes those moments when we struggle to see beyond our own fear. In episode 220, we went into the many languages of love

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Recipe for a Light-Hearted Relationship: Part 4 – Instructions for Intention (Episode 222)

Recipe for a Light-Hearted Relationship: Part 3 – Ingredients for Intimacy (Episode 221)

As we’ve been brewing on what the ingredients were for a light-hearted relationship, we started with some foundational elements. In episode 219, we talked about those things that trigger us into reactive behavior, oftentimes those moments when we struggle to see beyond our own fear. In episode 220, we went into the many languages of

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Recipe for a Light-Hearted Relationship: Part 3 – Ingredients for Intimacy (Episode 221)

Recipe for a Light-Hearted Relationship: Part 2 – Love Languages (Episode 220)

In this new series, my husband Nathan and I are digging into what really creates the recipe for a light-hearted and loving relationship, where we both feel mutually loved and supported.  Last week we explored what sets us off – those triggers that jar us out of our nice intentions and result in us spiraling into

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Recipe for a Light-Hearted Relationship: Part 2 – Love Languages (Episode 220)

Recipe for a Light-Hearted Relationship: Part 1 – Triggers (Episode 219)

What is the recipe for a truly light-hearted, healthy and loving relationship? As my husband and I discussed this on our walk today, it prompted this series where we’re going to dig into just this. As we started to create our “recipe” for a healthy relationship, we saw that there were just too many aspects

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Recipe for a Light-Hearted Relationship: Part 1 – Triggers (Episode 219)
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My Marriage is Slipping Away From Me (Episode 187)

What do you do when you think your marriage is falling apart? What do you do when you’re starting to see the cracks, and you don’t know what can be repaired? It can be really scary when you’re facing a mountain between you two, so let’s break it down a bit. This is a touchy

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My Marriage is Slipping Away From Me (Episode 187)

When the “Same Ole Marriage” Isn’t Working Anymore (Episode 153)

Have marriage woes gotten you down? Sometimes we can get so stuck into routine or reaction mode we fall into the “same ole'” way of doing things…and then, at some point, we realize how far away from our dreams we’ve floated. If your marriage isn’t working, maybe it’s time for a bit of a relationship

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When the “Same Ole Marriage” Isn’t Working Anymore (Episode 153)

Tendencies, Unmet Expectations & Personality Clashes (Episode 137)

How do you respond to expectations? From your partner, your boss, even your parents? It’s amazing how our behavioral tendencies can shape so much, including our perspectives and our ability to connect with others.Natural Tendencies can be your Insight into deeper connectionListen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on the Pandora app and

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Tendencies, Unmet Expectations & Personality Clashes (Episode 137)

Serving Your Spouse (Episode 136)

Do you serve your spouse? The last two episodes we dug deep into what can lead to divorce, as well as navigating blended families. This week we want to focus in on one powerful thing that can get pretty misconstrued in our girl-power world – serving your spouse.Serving Your Spouse isn’t Submission; it’s Essential in

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Serving Your Spouse (Episode 136)

Bonus parents, step parents, and blended families (Episode 135)

Are you navigating a blended family? Let’s be clear – this isn’t just about when they are young – this is for families navigating divorce, period. This affects the whole family regardless of when it happens, and this week we’ll talk about some strategies to keep the peace when the issue of exes and step

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Bonus parents, step parents, and blended families (Episode 135)

6 Traits Destined For Divorce (Episode 134)

Do you feel you have a solid marriage? Do you see the good in your partner and feel supported in who you are? Maybe not. Maybe you’re walking on eggshells, or lashing out in defensiveness every move you make, or even already see the path to divorce clearly in front of you. Do you feel

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6 Traits Destined For Divorce (Episode 134)

Company Is Coming! Your Survival Guide (Episode 133)

Have you had those moments, maybe during the holidays, when you were entertaining, hosting, and generally being “on” for an extended period of time? Maybe the thought of having company now fills you with dread, or you feel trapped in the obligation of making everyone happy.Company is coming, and here is your survival guide to

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Company Is Coming! Your Survival Guide (Episode 133)

I Hate To Break It To Him… How to Communicate Effectively (Episode 130)

How do you communicate effectively? Think about this in your home and beyond. We talk a lot about personality styles on here, and the importance of understanding how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us. We’re going to share two key lessons to move from basic communication to true connection. Lack of communication

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I Hate To Break It To Him… How to Communicate Effectively (Episode 130)

What Is Your Word For The Year? (Episode 128)

What is your word for the year? It’s 2020 – a new year, and time for a fresh start. It’s often a time for a word/theme/mantra to get intentional about a new year. We polled a bunch of you to hear what your 2020 themes are, and we dig into words/phrases, mantras and themes of

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What Is Your Word For The Year? (Episode 128)