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Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! A big part of making a relationship great is learning how not to f*** it up. We all have to learn from our mistakes! I’m taking military leadership principles and applying them to relationship fitness. Join me to learn more! Be a leader in your relationship Being a leader doesn’t mean being the boss who …
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! Today’s episode is about relationship tips that every couple can use. These tips may sound like common sense, but as I’ve heard many times, “Common sense is not always common practice.” Join me to learn more! Don’t take things for granted You can’t rely on how things appear on the surface, but you have t…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Relationship Fitness Podcast! We all know that love and passion should be parts of every great relationship, right? My message today is that love and passion are not enough to make your relationship extraordinary. Love and passion are just emotions that we feel inside, and they can only affect your relationship if …
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! Boating and relationship advice—is there any correlation? I say there IS a correlation, and I’ll explain what I mean. Join me for a closer look. Check your attitude How are you working ON and IN your relationship? Are you spending too much time focusing on the past, either the good stuff or the bad? The …
 
​​Welcome to this episode! We all want to bring out the best in our partners, but how do we know if that is truly happening? We have to ASK! The key is to ask the right questions that prompt the right conversations. Let’s take a closer look! What to ask Ask your partner, “In what ways do I help you be your best or do your best work?” They may need …
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! Think about the triggers you have, the baggage you have carried into your relationship, and the buttons you are daring someone to push. Living in a constant state of pre-explosion is not fun, and walking on eggshells around you is not fun for your loved ones. I am going out on a limb today to say that th…
 
I have been perusing through one of my all-time favorite books, Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. As I read the book, I am always looking to apply success principles to relationships, which brings us to today’s topic. How are you taking ownership in your relationship? Do you need to take …
 
Welcome! Have you ever fought with your spouse when you were hangry? Let’s face it- some people can get pretty grouchy when they need something to eat. So if you have something important to discuss and you feel irritable, it is best to wait until you get some food in your system before you dive into the conversation. After a hard day at work When y…
 
Welcome! Let’s be honest. We all have those days when we don’t feel like going the extra mile, aiming for a deeper connection, and putting forth the effort to improve our relationship. It’s in those times when we have to make a choice and commitment to force ourselves to do what we don’t FEEL like doing. I’m taking a few concepts from Mel Robbins’ …
 
Welcome to the podcast! A special guest is joining me for today’s show, and I’m excited about our conversation. From her experience and wisdom, she is sharing relationship secrets to take your relationship to the next level today. Join us to learn more! Laura Doyle is a relationship expert, podcaster, and the NY Times bestselling author of The Empo…
 
Welcome! Today’s show topic comes from something I heard in a motivational YouTube video. Eric Thomas says, “You have to sacrifice who you ARE for who you will BECOME.” Let’s talk about how this concept applies to your relationship. Are you focusing on what WAS? Some people can’t stop looking back at “the old days” in their relationship. You know, …
 
Thanks for joining me! Everyone comes to the point at which they need some “me time” in a committed relationship, and it can be a sticky topic to approach with your partner. Let’s talk about the best ways to handle it without causing harm to your relationship. Choose well Make sure the partner you choose has the emotional IQ to understand when eith…
 
Welcome to another great discussion on Realtionship Fitness! Have you ever said something that seemed normal and appropriate, only to find out later that the other person was offended? Please say that you have been there like I have! These hot spots can destroy relationships if they aren’t handled with intentionality. Let’s discuss how to diffuse t…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! I just learned something new, and as every good podcaster should do, I’m passing it along to you. We are talking about how you can use your relationship history to foster positivity in the here and now. Join me! Reflect on the good It’s so easy and trite to dwell in the past and bellyache about things th…
 
With a commitment to a partner, you have to be prepared for a relationship with in-laws. In some cases, they may seem more like out-laws, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are always challenges that come surrounding how to celebrate holidays, how to raise kids, and other hot-button topics like religion and politics. Let’s take a closer look…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! Today’s show focuses on the all-important domino effect of our thoughts, words, habits, character, and destiny. Join me as we explore how a simple mindset shift can change the way those “dominoes” fall! Be conscious of your mindset Most of what we think and feel about our relationships is in our heads, b…
 
Are you a high achiever who is constantly striving to be better? If so, then you probably know the feeling of beating yourself up because your best doesn’t seem good enough. Let’s talk about how this drive can translate into your relationships–and what you can do about it. Watch out! The feeling of always striving for more but never living up to yo…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! I have noticed from several directions how much time some people (primarily men) spend with video games. They play them, talk about them, and build community with fellow players online. What if they put the same effort into building their relationship? Hobbies are a good way to relax and find enjoyment, …
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! I heard something recently that made me realize how The Matrix and relationship fitness are related. It has to do with the irony of how someone can “push our buttons,” which can only happen if we’ve already established the buttons. What buttons have you created? Join me for a closer look! It all comes do…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! We are talking about taking your relationship to the next level, and we know there is always room for improvement. Specifically, how does it profit you to win all the arguments but lose your spouse in the process? Join me to learn more! It all comes down to ego For the sake of our relationships, we have …
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! Have you heard of the seven-year itch? It happens in most relationships, and it may not come at the seven-year mark. The kicker is that it’s totally normal for relationships to grow, change, and make transitions. Let’s take a closer look! Reassess your needs Science has shown that the “honeymoon phase” i…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Relationship Fitness Podcast! It’s a fact that thoughts lead to actions--which lead to results. These results lead to a payoff, which leads back to our thoughts or our story. Our story is the WHY of what we do. Join me as we take a deeper look! “If you want to meet the Devil . . .” “ . . . Just do nothing.” I heard…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! My purpose in every episode is to help you learn one nugget that can take your relationship to the next level of awesome. Let’s talk about what lemons and relationships have in common. What’s on the inside comes out We are all faced with stressful situations and competing priorities. Marriage, family, an…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! As always, we are discussing tips to take your relationship to the next level. Are you settling for “OK” or “Fine” in your relationship? Why not take action to leave a relationship legacy instead of becoming just another failed relationship statistic? Let’s talk about how your relationship is trending to…
 
Welcome to the show! What’s your answer when someone asks how you and your spouse are doing? Do you reply that it’s OK? Are you tempted to say, “Not too bad”? Are you saying it’s just partially bad? Why isn’t your relationship awesome? Let’s dive into it together! Words have power The words you say have power. They are energy and vibration. Speakin…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! We should always want to improve in all areas of life, and no one ever becomes a master at relationships. There is always so much more to learn! If you’ve never thought about “10x-ing” your relationship, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at how we can improve. Join me as we jump into this topic! Refl…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! I hope you’re here because you care about the state of your relationship and want to make it the best that it can be! Let’s talk today about two things that will kill most relationships--and how you can avoid these pitfalls. We’ll cover the lesser of the two first--and then hit the biggie. Join me to lea…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! One way to keep our relationship great over a lifetime is to understand the physical aspect of looking attractive for your spouse. It’s not something just for dating couples! Join us to learn more! Why it’s important to still “look good” Your appearance includes the different aspects of your physical bod…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! You need foundational skillsets for a great relationship, and many of those revolve around how you communicate with each other. Let’s take a look at tips around communication! Foster an environment that promotes trust Your relationship needs to be a place where you and your spouse can communicate freely …
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! We can learn new tips and tricks as we listen to other people’s mistakes and successes. There are many, many relationship resources out there, but how do you know who has good advice? Let’s talk about it! Your relationship situation is not unique We often try to convince ourselves that no one understands…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! Do you ever feel like you just don’t have enough time for your relationship? So many times, we are overwhelmed with too many obligations and responsibilities! If you’re at that point, it’s time to learn the important skill of saying NO. It’s one sure way to take your relationship to the next level of hap…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! There are always beneficial things we can learn from others if we just pay attention. I’m focusing today’s show on what I’ve learned from a blog post written by Alexis Meads, 10 Things People Who Are Great At Relationships Do Differently. Some of the points she makes seem like common sense, but some are …
 
Thanks for joining me on the Relationship Fitness Podcast! I just went through a coaching workshop with my Mastermind group, and I learned a lot! Something that came up in our discussions is the idea of blocking out calendar time for priorities, which usually assures that we give our attention to that important thing. Can we apply this technique to…
 
Thanks for joining me on the Relationship Fitness Podcast! Today’s episode focuses on two important topics. We are discussing what you need to understand about your relationship skills to take them from sucky to super successful. We’ll also break down the importance of giving and receiving feedback in constructive ways. Join me! Fact: Your relation…
 
Welcome to Episode 70 of the Relationship Fitness Podcast! When it comes to your relationship, being OK is not OK! When someone asks how you are doing, a “not too bad” reply still suggests that things are bad. Don’t settle for just being compatible with your partner. Your relationship can be so much more! Join me for a closer look! The mighty, soar…
 
Welcome to the Relationship Fitness Podcast! I’ve got practical tips and helpful resources to share with you about today’s topic: bad days and good days. Even the best relationships have both bad days and good days. Why? Because we are human, and these days are the essence of life. I’m sharing lessons I’ve learned to deal with the bad days and make…
 
EP 68 - Is your relationship how you envisioned it would be? We’ll be on Spotify REAL soon!! Is your relationship how you envisioned it would be when you first started thinking about marrying your then-boyfriend/girlfriend? Are you starting to see some cracks in the fairytale dream? 😢🥺😧 Learn how to figure out what their argument hot buttons are an…
 
Coming soon!!! The Relationship Fitness Podcast will be on Spotify and iHeart very soon!!! WhooHoo!!! 😀😁 In this episode: I share some info I got from a video that Bishop T.D. Jakes 😇 was featured in a while back. As I recall it was a motivation video compilation but what he said about marriage really hit me and I just had to share. Find out why re…
 
I’ve got a great episode for you today! 🎯 It’s a short one but has a powerful tip that if you implement, I guarantee will raise the intimacy and connection level in your relationship! What is it??? 🤔🧐 I’m not going to give you any clues this time 😛😋 but trust me this is a solid tip you NEED to put into practice today! Thanks for tuning in and pleas…
 
EP 65 - 3 surprising tips to help level up your relationship I’ve got 3 surprising tips to help level up your relationship today that you may not have thought about before or if you have heard them… Maybe it wasn’t in this exact way and it’s definitely worth checking out. 😀 Thanks for tuning in and please remember to LIKE, Subscribe, leave a commen…
 
EP 64 – How your relationship evolves with or without you So, the title of this episode may give you a faint remembrance of the hit U 2 song back in the 90’s(?) “With or Without You” but nope, that’s not what this one is about. If you’ll recall the song goes “I can’t live with or without you.” Quite the dichotomy, no? Oui, Oui Monsieur! Ok, I proba…
 
EP 63 - Is your relationship on the road to becoming another statistic or a positive legacy? The importance of getting your relationship connection and level of intimacy to a state of displaying and leaving a positive legacy cannot be overstated. The future state of our world 🌎 depends on it! 🤔🤨 That might seem pretty intense but let’s play that ou…
 
Have you ever given an automatic negative reaction to something your spouse or one of your kids did or said and then was shocked at your reaction or the statement that came out of your mouth? 🤔🤨 I’ve been there. One day when my sons were younger, I recall one of them was asking me for something in the store and I responded with a pretty negative to…
 
One of the worst unresolved expectations that cause frustrations in multiple areas of the relationship is "They should just know." 🤔😳😏 The main cause of this in my experience is twofold: One person's "norm" is not the same as the other's ☝️ even though you may have a ton of things in common and didn't have any issues when you first started dating. …
 
Today’s episode is all about working to create an environment in which you’re able to bring up sensitive topics and not have a blowout argument over it or get your head bit off, figuratively of course. Ha-ha! 😜 Let’s say you’re husband or boyfriend says something, does something, or doesn’t do something that is typically a hot button for you and yo…
 
In today’s episode, I talk about an equation I came up with that determines how successful 😍 or unsuccessful 😝 a relationship is and, how long it will last and what kind of legacy it leaves. I came up with this little gem, (W x RS) / D = RL, driving to the office one day while in some deep contemplation. You can see details about the Relationship F…
 
Have you been catfished, stashed, cushioned, breadcrumbed, or ghosted? Dating has always been a little tricky and it’s safe to say that dating now a days is a minefield thanks to social media and technology. In this podcast, we have a soulful conversation about dating. Resource: Ghosted and Breadcrumbed: Stop Falling for Unavailable Men and Get Sma…
 
So, this week I’m talking about how the laziness of the brain, 😋 or rather the never-ending pursuit to figure out ways to conserve effort and make everything as possible a routine and stuff it down into our subconscious, can be detrimental 🤕 to our lives and especially to our loving relationship. 🥺 This is why I say you’ve got to constantly be awar…
 
Have you ever had a morning where you and your spouse wake up at the same time and start going thru your normal morning routine and you can tell something is off with them? You ask what is wrong and she tells you in a hurtful voice " I had a bad dream and you hurt my feelings and I'm mad at you!" 🤬 😤 "Wait a minute..." you say. "You're mad at me be…
 
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