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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.

2019 Christmas Episode – Jon’s New Wheelchair Story

Merry Christmas On the Brighter Side listeners! Today I’m talking about the true meaning of Christmas and the best experience I’ve ever been a part of. This year, for Christmas, one man received a new wheelchair and a new leg on his 61st Birthday.

I will be forever grateful for my friend Tawsha Stanford, who had the thought of raising money to buy our friend Jon Peters a new wheelchair for Christmas. We put our idea on social media and within hours, we were able to raise enough money to buy Jon’s dream wheelchair.

We have been blessed by Jon for years and forever changed by this experience. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contribution and participation in this Christmas miracle.

Thank you for supporting On the Brighter Side. I appreciate all of you and am truly grateful for the opportunity to produce this podcast. My message for this episode is to act on those kind thoughts. Hold your family close and enjoy them this holiday season.

I Know You, I Like You and I Have Your Back with Nate Bagley

This week’s episode with Nate Bagley is one of my all-time favorites! He’s an experienced marriage researcher, interviewing some of the greats, such as John and Julie Gottman, Gary Chapman and Sue Johnson.

He teaches us his framework for building a strong foundation of friendship within your marriage, so you are able to have hard conversations and withstand conflict. His pillars of friendship include the framework of I know you, I like you and I have your back.

You will love the simplicity and ease with which he explains these three pillars and the way he uses experiences from his own life to illustrate these concepts beautifully. He talks about an experiment he did with his wife in his first year of marriage to find out her love language and we made a challenge out of it. Whether you have been married for 3 days or 30 years, it’s such a boost to any relationship to know your spouse’s love language.

You can join our 5 Love Languages Challenge at: https://www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/love-language-challenge. I promise, it will be so much fun!

You can find out more about Nate and his incredible program here: https://www.talktoyourspouse.com/. I also suggest looking up his podcast: https://www.mormonmarriages.com/podcast or his blog: https://growthmarriage.com/.

Don’t forget the perfect gift for anyone on your list who is married and hard to shop for is the EPIC Marriage Summit All Access Pass. You can get that here: https://www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/allaccess. Get a this special low price only through the holidays.

Episode 13 – Ideas on Responsible Smart Phone and Social Media Use

Today’s episode is a follow up to last week’s episode with Collin Kartchner about using smart phones and social media responsibly. Today, I’m sharing some ideas that have worked with my family and other ideas I have found to help us not be so addicted to devices. I’m hoping to start an intelligent and engaging conversation with parents about how we can be the example and implement responsible use of smart phones in our homes and families.

I reference Dr. Katie Penry’s #Lookup Challenge that can be found on her website www.afriendlyaffair.com. You can also follow her on Instagram @afriendlyaffair.  I love her challenge and everything she is doing. I also talk about IMBD.com and commonsensemedia.org as resources to see what is in movies and phone apps, so parents can be informed about what their kids are watching, playing and using.

Please help us create a safer environment for our kids to grow up in by waking up and joining in the conversation. We need everyone to add their voices and ideas, so we don’t loose these kids to the dangers of smart phones and social media.