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Live From Love and Desire with Amanda Louder

Today’s episode is an interview with live coach and intimacy expert, Amanda Louder. We discuss how to change your mindset to increase desire and why that is so beneficial to becoming the best version of ourselves. We debunk several desire diminishers and talk about how to feel confident and sexy inside and outside of the bedroom.

To check out Amanda’s special gift to my listeners Roadmap to Personal Pleasure, go to this link: https://amandalouder.com/brighterside/

To find other amazing resources by Amanda, go to her website: https://amandalouder.com/ or her podcast: Live From Love on your favorite podcast listening app.

You can find my FREE How to Get More Support From Your Husband here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/husbandsupport and register for the 5 Day Seduce Your Spouse Challenge here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/syschallenge

Planning Your Period with April Davis

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:

Website: www.thevaginablog.com

Podcast: The Vagina Blog Podcast

Instagram: @thevaginablog

For more resources about marriage and female sexual health, join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/otbsofmarriage/

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.

Getting Healthy by Healing Your Relationship with Yourself with Alisha Calrson

Alisha Carlson in a hat with On the Brighter Side logo in the corner

Today’s episode is a conversation with life and health coach, Alisha Carlson about how to heal our relationships with ourselves to get healthy. Alisha started the Mindful Eating Project in order to teach women how to eat in a way that blesses and honors your body. We also discuss exercise and mindset to help you achieve your greatest goals.

You can find out more about Alisha and her coaching and services at: https://alishacarlson.com/ or follow her on Instagram @alishacarlson_.

The next round of our 14 Day Complete Intimacy Challenge starts today. If you want to join us, please register here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/14daychallenge

Also, I will be sharing tips for strengthening your marriage as well as having fun with your family everyday in my Instagram stories. You can follow along here: https://www.instagram.com/monitanner1.

BONUS: My Interview with Steve Cook of The Biggest Loser Republished

Today I’m republishing my most downloaded and popular episode over the past 2 years. It was also my very first remote interview, so the audio quality is not the best. I tried really hard to clean it up for you, because the content is really great.

I’m interviewing an old friend and super successful public figure in the fitness community, Steve Cook. Steve is a coach on this season of The Biggest Loser on USA Network, so I hope you will all tune in and watch along with me. Steve talks about his biggest failures, picking up the pieces, struggling to find balance and his philosophies about motivation, losing weight and getting healthy. He also talks about insecurities, critics and how he tricks himself into getting a workout in.

You can find Steve Cook on Instagram, YouTube or most other social media channels @stevecook. You can also watch him on The Biggest Loser or find his app, Fitness Culture on your mobile device.

I know you are going to love this episode, which is why I wanted to publish it now to get you excited for the EPIC Health Summit next week. You can register for this FREE, online event by going to https://onthebrightersideofhealth.com/register. I will see you there!