Today, I’m republishing an episode with my dear friend, youth advocate, internet crusader and incredible human, Collin Kartchner, which was originally recorded in April of 2018. I’m putting this back out in the world with a little bit of commentary and whole lot of love.
Collin’s message and mission touched hundreds of thousands around the world as he taught parents to connect with their kids in this digital age, fought against the dangers of social media and spread the joy of 8 second hugs. I will never know the reason he was taken so soon, but I will continue to be inspired by his passion and support his mission in every way I can.
He wanted parents to wake up to the dangers that surround our kids and families. No one will ever fill his red Nike shoes, but I have listed below some accounts and organizations who are also spreading messages of hope and healing. I’ve also linked to Collin’s 2018 Tedx talk and his podcast. Please get educated and inspired and let your voice be heard. This is a fight worth fighting! #savethekids #savetheparents #forcollin.
Collin’s Instagram Account: https://instagram.com/collinkartchner
Collin’s Podcast: https://www.collinkartchner.com/podcast
Other helpful resources:
Instagram Accounts to Follow: https://instagram.com/dearlizzy, https://instagram.com/betterscreentime, https://instagram.com/healthyscreenhabits, https://instagram.com/dogood.bekind, https://instagram.com/protectyoungminds, https://instagram.com/protectyoungeyes, https://instagram.com/familytechuniversity, https://instagram.com/fightthenewdrug and https://instagram.com/gabbwireless.
If you would like more information about additional accounts and organizations, contact the Safeguard Alliance and follow hashtags #savethekids and #savetheparents.
My guests today, Sarah Davis Ed.D., and Evie Granville M.Ed. are etiquette experts on a mission to acknowledge all the external factors that affect our parenting and provide the knowledge and skills to navigate them with confidence, clarity and character.
With their combined expertise in early childhood development, education, communication and etiquette, Evie and Sarah teach research-based strategies that give parents and children a powerful social advantage linked to relationship-building, academic success and resiliency. Their advice stems from their professional experience in the classroom, their research as well as their hands-on training as mothers.
Their first book, Modern Manners for Moms and Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions officially releases October 27th, but you can preorder your copy on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3iOBZsT.
You can also find more information about Evie and Sarah and what they teach on their website at: https://www.evieandsarah.com/ or find them on Instagram @evieandsarah.
Stay tuned. I have a giant announcement. Something really BIG is coming! Mark you calendars for November 2nd. I cannot wait to tell you more!
Today we are talking with the amazing Kirsten Karchmer. She is a health tech pioneer, a women’s health expert and Founder & CEO of Forever Brazen. Kirsten is leading a women’s revolution to eradicate PMS and cramping!
In the last 20 years Kirsten had started and built one of the largest fertilities and women’s health clinics in North America. She has helped over 10,000 women struggling with infertility to conceive using information based on their periods. Kirsten is currently working on an app that will help gather information about each woman’s period and cycles to help them better understand what they can do to help them live a happier life during that dreaded monthly time. Kirsten currently offers formula blends of different natural herbs and ingredients that is a proven system to help give relief for cramps, PMS or both!
Talking about our periods is such a taboo in so many circles in the world and Kirsten strives to get as much information out there for all women, young and older. Her and Forever Brazen donate 5% of sales to help get supplies for all women around the world who may need help getting items that are needed for their periods. She has also wrote a book called Seeing Red which can be found on amazon, link below, that she recommends for all women to start, if you want to learn more details on periods, cramps and ways to alleviate those pains and suffering. She also is on TikTok and Instagram offering videos and advice for any woman any age to follow and learn more. She wants everyone to be Brazen and Forever feeling happy!
For more information on the herbs and blends, check out her website
Grab her book below!
Or follow her on TikTok – @theperiodexpert
And on IG – @ForeverBrazen
Have you ever planned your work meetings and social calendar around your menstrual cycle? If your answer is no, be sure to tune into this episode! Today I’m having so much fun chatting with my friend, April Davis, the creator of the Vagina Blog and the Vagina Blog Podcast. She teaches women that when you cater to your cyclical nature, you find you have hidden strengths and that there is value in resting and respecting your menstrual cycle.
April compares our menstrual cycle to the 4 changing seasons:
· Winter- is when we are menstruating. We are very intuitive during this phase and feel a strong need to hibernate. We tend to be attracted to warmer, nutrient dense foods and enjoy staying close to home.
· Spring- is the follicular phase when we have an internal energy surge. This is a great time to take on big projects and utilize the extra motivation to take action.
· Summer- is when we ovulate. We are “easy, breezy, and beautiful” during this phase. We tend to look better on camera and love being around people.
· Fall- this is the luteal phase. We are in preparation for winter. During this phase, our hormones crash and we start to question every life decision we have ever made. We sometimes hate ourselves and our spouses during this time. It’s probably not the best time to take on a big new project at work or go on a fun family vacation.
So, the next time you are planning an anniversary trip, get your calendar out. Plan it around your cycle and go during your Spring or follicular stage right after your period. This way you are feeling “up for it”, have high energy, and are feeling adventurous. Your spouse will thank you.
Be sure to check out April’s resources mentioned in the episode by going to:
Podcast: The Vagina Blog Podcast
For more resources about marriage and female sexual health, join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/otbsofmarriage/
Today I’m sharing lessons I’ve learned in 41 trips around the sun. It’s my birthday episode and I’m opening up about things I’m grateful for and what has gotten me to where I am today.
I announced our women’s sexual health series starting next week on the podcast and emphasis on Knowing Her Intimately: 12 Keys for Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage by Laura Brotherson on the YouTube Channel.
You can register for the 14 Day Complete Intimacy Challenge here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/14daychallenge
Book a Relationship Breakthrough Call with me here: https://calendly.com/onthebrightersideofmarriage/relationship-breakthrough