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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.

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.

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.

Having Fun with Your Spouse in Your Marriage with Celeste Davis

Happy Thanksgiving Week Everyone! My interview this week is with the lovely Celeste Davis of The Marriage Laboratory. We discuss how to have fun with our spouses in our marriage and why that is even important. We go over common objections to having fun and overcome them one by one. We also discuss how to have a healthier sex life and why that is also so important.

I love this episode and I know you will too. If you would like get more from Celeste you can find her at https://www.marriagelaboratory.com/ on Instagram @marriagelaboratory. You can check out her podcast here: https://www.marriagelaboratory.com/marriage-theraoke-podcast/.

Don’t forget about the EPIC Marriage summit. 30+ marriage experts giving their BEST marriage tips and tricks for strengthening your relationship in just 30 days. Register here to gain access for FREE. www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. I am truly grateful for each and every one of you!

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.