Happy Labor Day! Today’s episode is an interview with Greatest Day Mindset podcast host and licensed therapist, Craig Smith. He is actually interviewing me on all things sex and intimacy.
We talk about the importance of date night and flirting with your spouse as well as my book recommendations and how my husband and I deal with differences. This conversation is honest and candid and so much fun!
You can find Craig on Instagram @greatestdaymindset or his podcast on your favorite podcast listening app.
In today’s episode, we talked about my free downloads, which you can find here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/text-messages or here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/51waysinitiate
You can register for the next Seduce Your Spouse Challenge which starts on September 21st here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/syschallenge
Today we are chatting with Dominic Cruz, who is a breakup expert, on a mission to help young men and women recover from their breakup so they can be more at peace and be fulfilled to find hope and peace in their future relationships.
Today he is sharing his tops top ways to prevent your relationship from failing.
1.Getting to know each other- We are continually changing over time and it is important to be committed to getting to know each other as we evolve. Dominic’s motto is “Always be learning and always be better than yesterday”. We can do this by constantly being curious and wanting to get to know our partner- regardless of how long you have been together.
2. Date Night- its so important. A few parameters for date night is its NOT a time to talk about stressful things like the kids, or careers, or problems in the relationship. It IS for fun! It is just a few hours one night a week that you can share your passions with your partner. If you miss it this week, you do it twice the next week. Protect the time you have together, have fun, be together and do not be stressed.
3. Have a vision and share your goals – plan for ‘we’. Don’t have the mindset of what makes “me” happy. Instead have it as what makes “us” happy. When planning your life together you will find that you have different values. Make sure to share and learn each other’s values along the way. Don’t be afraid if they are different. We grow from challenges and they make our relationship stronger.
To learn more about Dominic and his mission you can find him on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PoppinDom7
His book 10 Simple Tips to Get Over Your Ex is available on Amazon.
Do you want to rock the sexual dimension of your marriage? Then join us today to hear from my good friend, Dan Purcell from Get Your Marriage On. Dan and his wife have been married for over sixteen years, have six children, and they are on a mission to strengthen marriages intimately.
This journey started when their own marriage went through a transformation. They thought what they were learning was too good to keep to themselves, so they started sharing it. They have put on events, written blogs, and have even created two apps that have been downloaded over 100,000 times! They did this in order to give couples access to resources to rock the sexual dimension of their marriage, because something magical happens when you and your spouse are on the same page! Sex is more than just your bodies joining, it is a symbol of the total union of two people coming together.
Dan talks about his apps and all the beautiful features they added! Just Between Us is an encrypted way to communicate with your spouse without anyone else having access to your private information or conversations. You can check out that app here: https://justbetweenus.app/r/otbs
Register for the FREE SEDUCE YOUR SPOUSE 5 Day Challenge Here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/syschallenge
Today is the second episode in our Conversations with Interracial Couples Series and we are chatting with my friends and colleagues Sarah and Alex Dumas.
Sarah and Alex have been married for over 10 years and have 2 beautiful children. They are sharing how they have dealt with racism over the years, both from complete strangers and within their families, all while staying true to their “weird and fun” personalities.
Even though their families are very different, they both have the same vision of what being committed to each other and to their marriage looks like. They are setting an example for their children of how family is supposed to be by laughing and loving each other every second they get. “We are weird, fun, and we treat people with respect”.
Alex says, “It is never what you are called, but what you answer to that is important.”
To get connected with them, check out:
The Business in Marriage Podcast
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
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