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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

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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.

Lessons Learned in 41 Trips Around the Sun

Today I’m sharing lessons I’ve learned in 41 trips around the sun. It’s my birthday episode and I’m opening up about things I’m grateful for and what has gotten me to where I am today.

I announced our women’s sexual health series starting next week on the podcast and emphasis on Knowing Her Intimately: 12 Keys for Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage by Laura Brotherson on the YouTube Channel.

You can register for the 14 Day Complete Intimacy Challenge here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/14daychallenge

Book a Relationship Breakthrough Call with me here: https://calendly.com/onthebrightersideofmarriage/relationship-breakthrough

How to Make Your Relationship Easy with Jennifer Lehr

In my conversations with Jennifer Lehr of WeConcile, we talk about why it’s important to understand your partner’s deepest feelings, needs, triggers and desires, how to make your relationship easy and how to rebuild trust after a betrayal.

You can find resources that Jennifer has created at: https://www.jenniferlehrmft.com/ or https://weconcile.com/.

Join us for a new series on Women’s Sexual Health starting next week.

Check out all of my FREE resources at: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/home.

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