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Managing Time, Expectations and Challenges with Abbi Perets

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with my friend, Abbi Perets, all the way from Israel, where she lives with her husband and 5 kids. The also runs a successful online company, teaching mamas how to be a freelance copywriter. She has experienced hardships as a mother and a business owner and talks about the blessings and lessons she has learned from them.

Abbi specializes in time management and shares her best tips about how to manage your time in 2020 to make it your most productive year ever. She has a freebie for all of us about how to give ourselves a free time makeover. That can be found at this link: https://successfulfreelancemom.com/time/ 

You can find more about Abbi and the services she provides on her website here: https://successfulfreelancemom.com/ or on Instagram @abbiperets or join her Facebook group called Successful Freelance Mom.

Goal Setting and Collaboration in Marriage with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

In today’s episode, Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife talks about setting personal goals and goals as a couple. She explains how the best goals are collaborative, common pitfalls to keeping up with your goals and how to overcome those. She also talks about how to care for your mental health and have the best 2020 possible.

You can find out more about Dr. Finlayson-Fife and her life-changing workshops and courses by going to: http://www.finlayson-fife.com/ or follow her on Instagram at @finlaysonfife.

You can see more interviews with her in the EPIC Marriage Summit for FREE here: https://www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/epicmarriage-summit

Marriage, Marathons and Mental Health with Tony Overbay

In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with my friend, Tony Overbay, a licensed marriage and family therapist and utlra marathon runner. We talk about the metaphors we’ve seen in long distance running to marriage. He also talks about setting goals for the new year, using principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. There are so many benefits physical activity can have on our mental and emotional health. Let’s make 2020 our BEST year ever.

Here is a link to Tony’s New Year’s goal setting episode from last year: http://www.tonyoverbay.com/2018/12/27/episode-97-resolutions-that-will-stick-no-really-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-plus-resolutions-success/

You can find more of Tony over on his website: http://www.tonyoverbay.com/ or on Instagram @tonyoverbay or @virtualcouch.

And here’s a link to Tony’s new book: https://www.amazon.com/Hes-Porn-Addict-Now-What/dp/1950328031/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+overbay&qid=1576794183&sr=8-1

Have a wonderful New Year’s and join us next week (year) for a discussion with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife about New Year’s Resolutions.

Building Trust Especially after Betrayal With Geoff Steurer

marriage and family counselor, Geoff Steurer, trust building bootcamp

In today’s episode, I sit down with licenced marriage and family counselor, Geoff Steurer to talk about the importance of building a trust in your marriage. Geoff specializes in re building trust after a serious betrayal. If you are the betrayer or the betrayed, there is hope for recovery for you and for the marriage.

If you are interested in joining the 5 Love Language Challenge, you can sign up right here: www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/love-language-challenge

Geoff’s Resources:

Trust Building Academy (main website)

12-week Trust Building Bootcamp (enter code: BRIGHTER20 to receive 20% off the course)

Follow me on Facebook

Follow me on Instagram

My marriage vlog on YouTube

Illuminate podcast with Geoff Steurer

My weekly relationship column “Your Hardest Question” on Meridian Magazine

Heal your marriage from porn (6-hour audio course) – Geoff Steurer & Kevin Skinner

Love You, Hate the Porn – Mark Chamberlain & Geoff Steurer

Other Resources:

Not Just Friends – Shirley Glass

Moving Beyond Betrayal – Vicki Tidwell Palmer

Love Sense – Sue Johnson

Hold Me Tight – Sue Johnson

40 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 40 Years of Life

Happy 40th birthday to me! Each year on my birthday, I find some time to reflect on how I’m doing. I take into account my dreams and goals and the progress I’ve made towards them in the last year. I also take inventory of where I am physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This year, since it’s kind of a big, round, significant number, I also recorded lessons I’ve learned and things that are really important to me that I want to teach or model for my children.

This exercise turned into this episode and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. It’s hard to be so open and vulnerable with my life experiences, but if this episode helps one person feel better or motivates anyone to just keep going, then it is 100% worth it. I thought it would be difficult to come up with 40 life lessons, but once I started brainstorming, I came up with way more than 40. I discarded some of the most obvious ones like be honest, forgive others, do more of what you love and things like that, then I smashed some together and saved some for a later episode or course, especially the ones about marriage, parenting and other relationships.

I hope you enjoy this episode. It was a labor of love.

If any of you are wondering what I want for my 40th birthday, I’ll tell you. I would love a rating and review of this podcast, specifically this episode on iTunes. Or, you can reach out in any number of ways: email, Instagram, Facebook, Google or on my website and let me know if you are getting anything from my podcast. I’d also love to know if you have any suggestions for future topics or guests. I love a good challenge, so guest recommendations are my favorite, even if they seem out of reach. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening and for your support!