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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

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

BONUS: How to Boost Your Immune System While in Quarantine with Rachel Rotabi

Rachel Rotabi in the kitchen with vegetables on a cutting board and smiling

I’m publishing this bonus episode today, because working on strengthening our immune system while in quarantine is one of the most important things we can be doing right now. My guest, Rachel Rotabi is a functional medicine coach and she gives some incredible advice about who we can implement a few simple tools to help us fight of this and other viruses, by boosting our immune health.

She offers a ton of Covid-19 resources on her website: https://www.rachelrotabi.com/covid-19-resources

She has a Guide to Master Your Metabolism here: https://www.rachelrotabi.com/master-your-metabolism

If you want to improve your intimacy, I recommend the 14 Day Complete Intimacy Challenge. You can register for that here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/14daychallenge

Also, if you would like a complimentary 1 on 1 coaching call with me, head over to: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/home

But hurry, spaces are filling up fast and I don’t know how long I will be able to offer them. You can find my calendar under the coaching tab.

Dominate Dinner Time with Jessica Stembridge

Jessica Stembridge holding a pan of biscuits straight out of the oven

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Jessica Stembridge. She is a cancer survivor and mother of three, who feels her calling in life is to help moms make dinner times more manageable. She shares her 6 step framework for making mealtimes less stressful. She talks about preparation, planning, executing and dominating dinner time without all the worry and emotion that goes into it.

You can find out more about Jessica’s program by joining her FREE Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dominatedinner/ or follow her on Instagram at: @jess_biscuitsncrazy.

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.

The Extraordinary Family Life Formula with Greg Denning

Today’s episode is with Greg Denning and we are chatting about how to create an extraordinary family life. Greg is a high performance, success coach who works with individuals and families to create successful family lives.

I would listen to this episode with a pen, because Greg mentions tons of great resources for success and higher learning. We talk about the importance of keeping small commitments to ourselves and how to achieve our highest dreams and goals.

You can find Greg on his podcast, The Extraordinary Family Life Podcast or online at: https://www.gregdenning.com/ or https://www.worldschoolacademy.com/ and on Instagram @extraordinaryfamilylife.