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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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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

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.

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!

Score Keeping and Sex Talk with Jamee Andelin

Jamee Andelin shares how to overcome differences in your marriage

In today’s episode, I sit down with my friend Jamee Andelin. We interviewed each other about all things pertaining to score keeping in marriage, sex and intimacy and overcoming and living with our differences. This episode is fun and light hearted, but we discuss extremely common issues that arise in marriage.

Jamee is a life coach and fellow podcaster. You can find her at: https://jameelee.com/ or on her podcast, Coaching with Jamee at: https://anchor.fm/jamee-andelin.

I know you are going to love this episode. Remember that sharing is caring, so if you do love it, make sure you share it with a friend who would love it too.

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