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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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Self-Love, or Self-Sabotage? (Episode 152)

So much of my coaching focuses on the relationships we have with others…however, at the core of it all, is our relationship with ourself. How are you doing when it comes to self-love? Are you loving yourself well and celebrating the beauty within, or are you stuck in self-sabotage and stuck in a spiral not

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Over Commitment: How (and why) to Say NO! (Episode 151)

Do you struggle with over commitment and saying no? This podcast episode is for you – on how to not over commit, why you should say no, and what it allows you to say YES to. When you say no to something, are you aware it always means yes to something else?Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google

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The Steps For Emotional Resilience (Episode 150)

The term “emotional resilience” refers to the ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. It’s that ability to “bounce back” or make it through adversity, and is a critical component of having a growth mindset. So how do you foster emotional resilience in your home, and ensure all emotions are processed in a positive

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Namaste – On Truly Hearing Each Other (Episode 149)

After a brutal weekend of riots and more country upheaval, there is a demand to speak up against the violence. Yet, with so many voices, who is listening? Let’s dig into the meaning behind “namaste” and how we can work to truly be heard…and to hear. Namaste:the peace within my soul recognizes the peace within yours.Listen

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Letting Go Of The Agenda…and Managing Expectations (Episode 148)

Managing expectations and agendas can be hard, especially when we get stuck if they don’t go our way. What Nathan and I have learned is that, if we flip the script on what we’re truly seeking, we’re able to not only think forward, but also go with the flow. Unspoken Expectations Lead to loads of resentmentListen

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Making Decisions As A Family (Episode 147)

Making decisions as a family can always be tricky, especially the bigger the family (and the more opinions) you have to navigate! In this week’s podcast episode, Nathan and I share about three big family decisions we’ve navigated through in our own home, and what tips we can share with you for handling decisions in

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6 Tips For Navigating Criticism (Episode 146)

How are you with navigating criticism? Do you immediately go on the defensive or take it as a blast to your fragile ego? In this podcast episode and below, we go over six key tips for handling criticism, toxicity, and fragile egos.6 Tips for Handling Criticism – as the giver or receiver!Listen to this episode

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Mom-to-Mom with Joanne Miller: The 5 Pillars of Respect (Episode 145)

This episode airs the week of Mother’s Day, so who better to talk to than my mama? I have a candid talk with my mother, Joanne Miller, about my own upbringing, and the 5 pillars of respect I was raised by and continue to live by and coach others on to this day. There are five

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Plan. Pause. Plan. Repeat (Episode 144)

Well, there is only so long you can go on pause before you need to move forward again. So, how do you move forward and plan when everything is up in the air? Instead of focusing on any limitations, today we’re going to address the things you CAN do today and plan for in the

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Money…Love…or Both? (Episode 143)

It’s time to talk money. And no, not from yet another data analyst, financial expert or business perspective. It’s time to talk about money and the role it plays in your whole life. What is this energy around money, and how critical is it in our lives? Does our work define us? As we navigate big

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Who Owns Your Boat? On Anger and the Law of Attraction (Episode 142)

So, the emotions episode last week really struck a chord with many of you, and we wanted to elaborate a bit more on it today. Let’s talk about two biggies here: Anger and Control. And, the icing on the cake: what are you attracting in your life?What are you allowing to get to you today?Listen

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Feeling Inside Out and Upside Down? Feel All the Feels (Episode 141)

Even subtle losses in life can trigger a sense of grief. We’re feeling all the feels at this present moment. Right now, emotions are all over the place as people navigate unknowns, modified schedules (or lack thereof), and loss. Lots of loss. Whether you’ve lost a loved one, your job, or simply the sense of security,

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Quarantine Boredom and Life Skills (Episode 140)

Quarantine boredom has set in, parents are getting frustrated, and…your kids are learning anyway. What can they learn that helps everyone? Well, first off, let them be bored. And second off…those life skills are developing whether you’re intentional or not…Your children are learning a lot right now – what are the observing around them?Listen to

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Don’t Stress Education; Let Them Play (Episode 139)

Let me speak to you parents who are overwhelmed with having children 24/7 right now, much less trying to figure out schooling. Let me tell you what is most important to do THIS WEEK with your family.The world is our school, and everyone is our teacher.Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on

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It’s the end of the world…as we know it (Episode 138)

Like everyone else, it’s hard to go on with times being “as normal” when we are in the midst of a global pandemic. My hope is that you listen to this podcast and pay attention to these posted links below to help you – and your family – get through this time together. The COVID-19

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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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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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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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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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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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Costa Rica – The How, The Why, The What (Episode 132)

This week I had three different people ask me about our trip to Costa Rica, wanting to know tips and ideas for where to go, what to do, and how to do it. So…here you go! Nathan and I sat down right before this episode and went through all our pictures with the girls, and

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My Advice Is… (Episode 131)

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? How exactly do you best give/receive advice? The answer may lie more in the story than anything.Maybe it’s not about telling the right advice, but about asking the right question.Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on the Pandora app and Radio.com!The Advice FenceThere

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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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Back To Basics – with Goals and Life! (Episode 129)

Did you start this year out with great intentions…and already feel the fizzle? It’s time to get back to the basics of it all. Taking a goal and breaking it down to the acronym of BASICS is a great way make sure your goals are not only measurable and attainable, but that you stay motivated

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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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Lots of Awesome: A Peek Into 2019 with the FieldTripGypsies (Episode 127)

I started this post intending to dive straight into our word/theme for the year, with a quick update on what all we’ve done this year. But it didn’t take long to determine this year there was lots of…everything! So join us as we do a tour through 2019..with lots of fun, family, friends, learning, adventures,

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Mama, Is Santa Claus really REAL? (Episode 126)

Now that the hoopla of Christmas has arrived and today is that magical day, many of you parents are getting hit with that dreaded question, “Mama, is Santa Claus really REAL?” Well, how do you answer that?Learn “the Wonderful Truth About Santa Claus” in this episodeListen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on

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5 Senses To Break The Cycle of A Negative Mindset (Episode 125)

Are you stuck in a negative mindset? Last podcast episode we talked about 3 steps you can take to shift that mindset and get you where you want to be. In this episode, we break it down to the five senses, and how each sense can feed your positivity…or negativity. ⁠How much do all five

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3 Mindset Shifts Before You Hit a Brick Wall (Episode 124)

What limiting beliefs may be holding you back from the life you dreamed of? It sounds a bit hokey, but seriously. Think about it. A limiting belief is something that holds you back; a limit you cannot cross. It may be what you think you can earn, how creative you are, or even just about

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