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May We Always Remember to #Savethekids with Collin Kartchner

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 Tedx Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/collin_kartchner_can_flip_phones_end_our_social_media_addiction

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.

Understanding Female Sexual Wiring with Laura Brotherson

This week, I’m interviewing Laura M. Brotherson, certified sex therapist and author of Knowing Her Intimately: 12 Keys for Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage. Laura is one of my first mentors on this topic and I hope to follow in her footsteps, helping couples understand the true importance of sex within the marriage relationship.

In this episode, we discuss the 12 T’s of female sexual wiring and how each of them contribute to creating a truly transcendent experience for both partners. Here are a few of the resources we mentioned in the interview:

Also mentioned in this episode, I am doing a YouTube series on the Laura’s 12 T’s. Episode #1 on Transformed can be found here.

If you have any questions about anything you heard in this episode, you can schedule a relationship breakthrough call with me here.

Also, make sure you are subscribed to this podcast, because starting this week, we will be publishing 2 episodes each week. The second will be Conversations with Interracial Couples and you do not want to miss these important conversations.

How Navigate Mental Health in Your Marriage with Michelle Nietert

Michelle Nietert smiling in a red shirt

Today’s episode is a chat with mental health professional, Michelle Nietert. Michelle is a licensed professional counselor with half a dozen specialties, serving the entire State of Texas via telehealth.

In this interview, we talk about how to navigate a mental health diagnosis in your marriage, how to show up from a loving position and her new book for tween girls, Loved and Cherished.

You can find more of Michelle Nietert’s wonderful resources at: http://michellenietert.com/. You can preorder Loved and Cherished on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0310769973/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1 .

Register for my Strengthen Your Connection During Quarantine Masterclass on Thursday, May 28th here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/masterclass

Book a Relationship Breakthrough Call with me here: https://calendly.com/onthebrightersideofmarriage/30min

Lowering the Bar and Laughing Through the Hard with Joanne Jarrett

Joanne Jarrett smiling in a pretty pink sweater

My guest today is a family physician, turned stay at home mama, turned podcaster and clothing designer. She has many talents, but my favorite is the ability to find humor in the everyday. She teaches women how to lower the bar for each other and share their foibles and most embarrassing moments to connect and create more joy.

Joanne believes that no matter what you are experiencing, you are not alone. Reach out to those who look like they feel how you feel and let them now that they are not alone either. I loved this episode and I know that you will too.

After you listen to this interview, please head over to her Fancy Free Podcast and listen to my interview with her about How To Raise Capable Kids. I share my most embarrassing and mom fails and reassure you if you are struggling with any phase of mom life, that you are definitely not alone. You can listen to that episode here: http://chtbl.com/track/52128E/traffic.libsyn.com/fancyfreepodcast/Monica_Tanner_S2_E37.mp3.

The best places to find Joanne are:

Her podcast website: http://fancyfreepodcast.com/

Her podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/702414033519847/

Her podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fancyfreepodcast/

You can also check out her clothing line at: https://shelfieshoppe.com/ or her blog at: https://cozyclothesblog.com/

How to Continue Dating After Marriage with Amberly Lambertsen

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with my friend, Amberly Lambertsen of A Prioritized Marriage about how to rock dating your spouse after you are married. She gives tons of great tips, tricks and ideas about how to keep this important aspect of every marriage a top priority and why it’s even important.

You can find Amberly @aprioritizedmarriage on Instagram and Facebook or get a copy of her book at: https://www.aprioritizedmarriage.com/

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 11th at 2:30 MST, when Sex Therapist, Cami Hurst and I will be doing a live workshop highlighting 3 Secrets to Unlocking Your Desire. Email me at: onthebrightersideoflife@gmail.com to get your exclusive invite.

We will also be starting the next round of our Complete Intimacy Challenge on March 16th. You can get all the details about that at: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/14daychallenge. Trust me, this is a great challenge and you will get amazing results!!!