54 Thinking is a Divine Power

This is a reminder that you are in charge of you, and of your experience of life. Even The Declaration of Independence talks about your right – your duty – to not allow yourself to be reduced as a human being.  Join us for a pep talk of what you might 'already know.'  But, just like brushing your teeth, we all need to keep up with regular maintenance of cleaning out the grime that can get into our mind and thinking!

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53 Your Happiness Is A Moral Duty to Society

In this episode, we make the argument that, far from being a self-indulgent or frivolous thing, working on yourself is actually a moral duty, and at the very core of being a responsible member of society.  Siena tells a Hawaii-related story involving shoyu (soy sauce) packets and hashi (chopsticks) to help illustrate.  And we also invoke the words of Jesus to "whoop whoop whoop."

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52 How Couples Can Stay Together, And Even Get Better

One of the sacred reasons for being in a committed relationship is to heal and transmute the wounds of our past and childhood, as part of our evolution. In this episode, we share the main wound each of us brought into our relationship, how the collision of those wounds led to us almost break up many times, and how becoming students of each other, our histories, stories, and patterns, has led to growth and betterment as individuals and as a couple.

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50 The Power of Perception: The Way You Look at Things

An impala walks into a bar....  In this episode, we delve into some surprising ways to understand oft-quoted Wayne Dyer adage "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." It's not just a 'mind game,' it also involves our physical bodies.  We talk about how an impala illustrates the wisdom of the body in dealing with acute stress, the role of the subconscious vs. conscious, and more.

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49 Money and Relationships

Money is one of the top things that couples argue about.  In this episode, we share how it's shown up in our relationship, and, how knowing and sharing our money stories has helped!  It doesn't have to be all tension-filled and sooo stressful.  It can be fun, kid-friendly, colorful fried chicken-like.

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43 Who Else is Tidying Up with Marie Kondo?

In this episode, we talk about the Netflix Original series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo."  Join us for a combination [freak-out] and [philosophy] discussion about a subversive, but truer definition of "materialism,” the huge blind spot of the question "does it spark joy?" and more.

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42 Celebrate All Love (Valentine's Day)

Instead of being a pressure cooker of "must be romantic now," how about if Valentine's Day is a prompt to simply celebrate all love.  In this episode, Siena shares why she loves Valentine's Day, we share our plans to mark the holiday, and also some embarrassing Valentine's related memories from years past.  We mean waaayyy past.

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40 The 5 Love Languages

We took “The 5 Love Languages” test.

In this podcast episode, we talk about how the “love languages” show up in our relationship, and, reflect on why we think they developed in us (nature? nurture?).

Also, The Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”) might not be what you think...

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39 We're Doing a Cleanse

We geek out on how we did a mini-cleanse, in this self-care episode of the podcast. What we talk about is totally doable, non-epic, and non-extreme. It’s great insight and motivation to take ‘small’ steps, because every step makes a difference!

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38 What We're Doing Differently For Our Relationship This Year

At the start of a New Year, momentum is on your side!  But we've found that it can lead to creating a list of goals and aspirations that, while admirable, is also, Just.  Too.  Much.

In this episode, we each share our personal Word/Theme for the Year, and what it means to us.

And, we also share the simple year-long 'instructions' we've given to ourselves, to support our relationship.  Can't believe we've never done this before in our 18 years of being together so far!  Can't wait to share it with you, too :)

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36 Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou!

Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou!  It's Hawaiian for "Happy New Year!"

Although we get a little side-tracked with a pro-Kathy Griffin rant, we also manage to stay on topic long enough to cover our favorite aspects of a fresh New Year:

  • a new planner

  • fire crackers (not to be confused with fireworks)

  • traditional Japanese New Year foods

  • and more

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