Episodes
Last week a dear friend of ours, and a friend of the podcast, Andre, lost his mother unexpectedly. We were able to be there online with him, to mourn with him as he mourned. This led to us talking about why we are asked in the scriptures, and in our church as a covenant with God, to mourn with those who mourn. We share some personal experiences also when others have done this well for us, and how you can the next time you know someone who is going through loss or grief. Learn more about your...
Published 02/19/24
Lily Shimbashi has always loved sports… ish. After growing up with a father in professional sports and four brothers who played, the sports world felt natural for Lily. She had little girl dreams of becoming a sports reporter, the next, Erin Andrews as she liked to say. After graduating college in sports broadcasting, Lily got her first job for an NBA team as a broadcast assistant. It was one night watching James Harden play wondering which Kardashian he had dated that Lily realized she...
Published 02/12/24
Published 02/12/24
Caroline Boudreaux is a social entrepreneur and Founder of the Miracle Foundation, an international nonprofit that helps orphans and foster children find a safe, stable and permanent family. Caroline is a firecracker Cajun who was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She founded Miracle Foundation in 2000. While visiting a small village in India, Caroline was invited to the home of a local family that had taken in over 100 orphaned children. From the moment she met those children, she...
Published 02/05/24
00:00 Introduction and Background 01:54 Grief and Loss 06:32 Comparison of Grief Experiences 08:28 Dealing with Guilt and Negative Emotions 09:24 Struggling with the Concept of Joy 11:14 Finding Peace and Joy in Grief 13:40 Jesus' Example of Feeling Pain 14:09 Accepting Pain and Finding Light 17:47 Choosing Happiness in Marriage 22:06 Breaking Free from the Victim Mentality 23:30 Taking Responsibility for Your Happiness 25:26 Choosing Light in Postpartum Depression 29:35 Giving Yourself Grace...
Published 01/29/24
Do you believe there are angels among us? I do, and Neil does, and we’ve had some really special experiences here in Hawaii with our family members who have passed on. So today we’re discussing the idea of angels in the form of family members and ancestors looking out for us, helping us, cheering us on, encouraging us in our darkest moments and giving us a little nudge when we need it. I promise you that you do have people on the other side who love you, care about you, and want to help, if...
Published 01/22/24
Shawn Nelson is the founder and CEO of Lovesac, repeatedly recognized as the fastest growing furniture brand in the US for over a decade. Lovesac is publicly traded on Nasdaq and is projected to exceed $1 Billion in annual sales over the next few years with more than 270 Lovesac branded retail locations. From humble beginnings, Shawn founded Lovesac in 1998 making Sacs by hand for neighbors and friends while in college. In 2005 Shawn won a million-dollar investment by Richard Branson on his...
Published 01/15/24
Are the January blues hitting you? Are you feeling like everything is piling up on you? Are you in your pajamas right now? Me too! But really, how are you right now? If you’re not doing great, then today my friend, we did a podcast episode just for you. I hope you can feel our love for you and that you’ll hear this message today and be able to tell yourself, “it’s okay to be in a season of survival.” And if you aren’t in that kind of season, but you know and love someone who might be right...
Published 01/08/24
One of my favorite quotes is from C. Joy Bell that says, “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them.” Today Neil and I are discussing what things we’ve let go of to make room for better things in our lives. Labels, past experiences, burdens that don’t belong to us… We’re also talking about HOW to do this and some things you can evaluate in your life so that you have room to really step into who you were meant...
Published 01/01/24
If you’re feeling a little bit of a let-down after the wrapping paper is all thrown away and you feel like you survived the marathon of another Christmas season, but you wish you could’ve made Jesus just a little more central to it all, DON’T WORRY! I’ve got you, because I know just what that feels like. I have the perfect thing, and it’s actually really easy, and I’m going to walk you through how I do it, what I’ve done in past years, and how you can have this miracle in your life of...
Published 12/25/23
Jenn Kautsch, founder of Sober Sis, is passionate about making it safe for women to have a conversation about alcohol without judgment, labels, or rules. She’s a retired “gray area” drinker who realized in her 40s that her “wine o’clock” habit wasn’t doing her any favors. She started Sober Sis to share her knowledge and experience with other women who wanted to overcome drinking as a habit and lifestyle and enjoy an alcohol free lifestyle instead. If you’ve been contemplating giving up...
Published 12/18/23
In the spirit of Christmas so many of us (myself included) can get bogged down by the shopping lists and a full calendar and so many demands on our time and our wallets, but what really matters amidst all of that? Today we’re discussing the great gift we can give to others AND to Jesus by just simply following a prompting. Notes: “The Spirit of Christmas” Talk by Thomas S. Monson https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/thomas-s-monson/spirit-christmas/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 12/11/23
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is someone I now think about more than I ever have during the Christmas season because of an experience I had two Christmases ago when I lost a pregnancy. Her attitude of being the handmaid of the Lord has helped me maintain the perspective of being willing to do the Lord's will even through some of the most challenging trials that have come with being a mother. Today I'm sharing my theory on miscarriage that has been pieced together over time and through my...
Published 12/04/23
Burnout is a topic that I feel like is tossed around a lot in media but I have a question for you to ponder: do you know what the signs are of burnout? And maybe even more importantly, do you know what to do if you are starting to feel like you're creeping toward the edge of burnout? Or maybe you're even already there! Let's talk about how to spot it and then what to do if it's invading your life and happiness. Time Stamps: [00:33] - What’s the definition of burnout? [06:30] - Let go, and...
Published 11/27/23
If you've ever felt confused by how Jesus did everything for everyone and saved people and helped them and yet you can never do enough to feel like enough, then today's episode is for you. If you've ever felt like you're not sure how to be a good Christian and also take care of your own needs, today's episode is also for you. I'm so excited to share with you the many examples I've found in the scriptures of how Jesus was not a codependent. Time Stamps: [00:53] - “Jesus was not a...
Published 11/20/23
Jessica N. Turner is a content creator and tastemaker for busy moms looking for hacks to live life with more intention and less stress. She is a blogging veteran, having established her platform in 2006, and has continued to evolve to meet the needs of her community and the influencer industry. Jessica lives with her three children in Nashville, Tennessee. She is also a vocal LGBTQ ally and is proud of her positive co-parenting relationship with her ex-husband, author Matthew Paul Turner, who...
Published 11/13/23
If the holidays make you nervous, anxious, or stressed because of any kind of FAMILY dynamic, then today's episode is specifically just for you. We're going to talk through some of the ways you can avoid having drama, stressing yourself out about people pleasing, and instead hold really good, healthy holiday boundaries to make 2023 your most codafree holiday season ever. I also have a download for you if you feel like you could use a little help with some examples of healthy holiday...
Published 11/06/23
This year I challenged myself to be as unfiltered and real as possible on this podcast so today I'm really putting that to the test as Neil and I share our most unpopular opinions. The point of today's episode isn't to persuade you to think just like us in all aspects, but to hopefully encourage you to stand out, speak up, and be different from the world. Be OKAY with not going with the flow of the world. I promise you that as you stand for something, in your homes, in your private lives, in...
Published 10/30/23
We all have funny, quirky, sometimes weird, sometimes empowering thoughts and beliefs about money. How much it defines us, how we use it, how we get it, and what it's for in this life. Today Neil and I are going to unpack our beliefs about money and what we’re still working on, and our tools for success and happiness and having enough money for everything we need in this life. Time Stamps: [00:30] - What mindsets do you have around money? [05:29] - Corinne and Neil talk about money beliefs...
Published 10/23/23
Mary Beesley has been a daydreamer since childhood, but after having profound difficulty learning to read, she couldn't be more surprised to have fallen in love with books. She writes stories that find hope in hardship and shine light on the goodness and strength of the human spirit. She's received a Crowned Heart of Excellence Review and a five-star Readers' Favorite Award. Her seventh published novel, called The Second Time Around, comes out October 31st. Mary and I have been friends for 20...
Published 10/16/23
We all know the Tim McGraw song, "Live Like You Were Dying," but this topic has been on our minds and hearts recently after losing some really incredible people in our lives, who we'll share a little about today. If you've ever wondered about how to really make life worthwhile, or the regrets of the dying, or how to not regret the little time you have on this earth, that's what we're going to talk about today. Time Stamps: [00:37] - What is it like to live a full life and look back on it...
Published 10/09/23
Nicole Walters is a former top-selling corporate executive who quit her six-figure sales job to pursue her passion and build a multi-million dollar business, coaching fellow dreamers and entrepreneurs. She is the host of a popular podcast, a TV personality, in-demand motivational speaker and the author of the forthcoming memoir NOTHING IS MISSING: A MEMOIR OF LIVING BOLDLY. Nicole is passionate about teaching everyday people how to own their power and trust they already have everything they...
Published 10/02/23
Joshua Broome, once a renowned adult film star, went on an empty journey that led him to realize that fame, wealth, and worldly success couldn't fill the void in his heart. Overcoming depression, battling suicidal thoughts, and healing from the emotional scars of his past, Joshua has spent the last five years sharing his story on podcasts, TV shows, and stages, spreading God's message of restoration. Transformed by the life-giving power of Jesus, he has found healing and replaced lies with...
Published 09/25/23
Bryson Barnes grew up in a small town in Southern Utah called Milford and is the middle child of 5. Bryson grew up loving sports and played a couple competitively in high school which included football, wrestling, baseball, and track. Bryson has been playing quarterback at the University of Utah for 3 years, with his intro to college football staged at the Rose Bowl where he threw a 15 yard pass to tie the game against Ohio State with only a minute and a half left in the game. Bryson has an...
Published 09/18/23
Being "authentic" or "authenticity" can be frequently used (and sometimes even over-used) buzz words in our world currently. But I read something this week that made me totally re-think what authenticity actually means, which isn't just about trying to share unfiltered pictures or messy, imperfect moments of our lives. This definition goes deeper into self-acceptance and the way we act maybe even more importantly in our private lives and even the thought processes in our own minds and what it...
Published 09/11/23