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Planning Your Period with April Davis

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:

Website: www.thevaginablog.com

Podcast: The Vagina Blog Podcast

Instagram: @thevaginablog

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Lessons Learned in 41 Trips Around the Sun

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

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How to Make Your Relationship Easy with Jennifer Lehr

In my conversations with Jennifer Lehr of WeConcile, we talk about why it’s important to understand your partner’s deepest feelings, needs, triggers and desires, how to make your relationship easy and how to rebuild trust after a betrayal.

You can find resources that Jennifer has created at: https://www.jenniferlehrmft.com/ or https://weconcile.com/.

Join us for a new series on Women’s Sexual Health starting next week.

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Managing Kids’ Behavior During Quarantine with Melissa Corkum

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My guest, Melissa Corkum is a Parent Educator and Coach. Today, we’re talking about understanding our kids’ behaviors and knowing how to manage it. She shares research and real life examples that hit home and gives real strategies and solutions to our common parenting challenges.

To get your FREE Covid-19 Parenting Success Plan, go here:  https://www.thecorkboardonline.com/brighterside

You can find more of Melissa and her tools and strategies here:

Website – https://www.thecorkboardonline.com

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/corkboardonline/

FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/corkboardonline

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The Beauty of Conflict with CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

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In today’s episode with fellow podcasters, best-selling authors, relationship and business coaches and co-founders of Thrive, Inc, CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke, we discuss the beauty of conflict. We talk about how to navigate and make the best of all the conflict that will inevitably arise while our families are all together during quarantine.

This timely and relevant episode covers the beauty of conflict and how we can use it to grow, not only personally, but in our relationships as well. I hope you will listen to the end, where we really get talking about how to make the best of all the chaos and stress we are all experiencing right now. I recommend you listen with pen in hand.

You can find CrisMarie and Susan online at: https://www.thriveinc.com/ or on their podcast called: The Beauty of Conflict. Look for their books: The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Team’s Competitive Advantage and The Beauty of Conflict for Couples.

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