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BONUS: The Essential Calendar with Crystal Mickelsen

In today’s bonus episode, I’m chatting with Crystal Mickelsen, the creator of The Essential Calendar about how scheduling 3 months at a time can enrich family life. We talk about all of the benefits of getting everyone involved in family planning sessions and how to schedule in fun!

You can find The Essential Calendar at: https://www.theessentialcalendar.com/ and remember to use the code: BRIGHTER15 to get 15% off your purchase. You can also find The Essential Calendar on Instagram @theessentialcalendar.

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.

2019 Christmas Episode – Jon’s New Wheelchair Story

Merry Christmas On the Brighter Side listeners! Today I’m talking about the true meaning of Christmas and the best experience I’ve ever been a part of. This year, for Christmas, one man received a new wheelchair and a new leg on his 61st Birthday.

I will be forever grateful for my friend Tawsha Stanford, who had the thought of raising money to buy our friend Jon Peters a new wheelchair for Christmas. We put our idea on social media and within hours, we were able to raise enough money to buy Jon’s dream wheelchair.

We have been blessed by Jon for years and forever changed by this experience. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contribution and participation in this Christmas miracle.

Thank you for supporting On the Brighter Side. I appreciate all of you and am truly grateful for the opportunity to produce this podcast. My message for this episode is to act on those kind thoughts. Hold your family close and enjoy them this holiday season.

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.

If you want to join our Love Language Challenge, you can do so here: www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/love-language-challenge.

Building Trust Especially after Betrayal With Geoff Steurer

marriage and family counselor, Geoff Steurer, trust building bootcamp

In today’s episode, I sit down with licenced marriage and family counselor, Geoff Steurer to talk about the importance of building a trust in your marriage. Geoff specializes in re building trust after a serious betrayal. If you are the betrayer or the betrayed, there is hope for recovery for you and for the marriage.

If you are interested in joining the 5 Love Language Challenge, you can sign up right here: www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/love-language-challenge

Geoff’s Resources:

Trust Building Academy (main website)

12-week Trust Building Bootcamp (enter code: BRIGHTER20 to receive 20% off the course)

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My marriage vlog on YouTube

Illuminate podcast with Geoff Steurer

My weekly relationship column “Your Hardest Question” on Meridian Magazine

Heal your marriage from porn (6-hour audio course) – Geoff Steurer & Kevin Skinner

Love You, Hate the Porn – Mark Chamberlain & Geoff Steurer

Other Resources:

Not Just Friends – Shirley Glass

Moving Beyond Betrayal – Vicki Tidwell Palmer

Love Sense – Sue Johnson

Hold Me Tight – Sue Johnson