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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35 Merry Christmas

Casual conversation about Christmas traditions…that somehow takes a turn into…our thoughts about the bad, and then the worst, times of the year to…break-up with someone (?)

Turns out that you never know what you’ll get with the podcast.

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34 Christmas Presents & Christmas Pasts

In this episode, our conversation is inspired by flipping through the December issue of Oprah Magazine.  It includes interesting presents in the "gift guide" (which in turn kicks off observations about the present state of our society & culture), as well as conversation-starter questions: stuff like our "true feelings" about the holidays, favorite childhood memories, people we met who surprised us, and things we were the most grateful for, this past year.

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33 We Talk Gift Wrapping Like a Couple of Gay Guys!

We get all Martha Stewart on you, talking gift wrap, gift tags, tissue paper, and ribbon.  Unexpected guests like a stalk of celery, and an iron set on low also make an appearance.  We don't have children, but we talk about children, too.  It's all over the place (and yet somehow still organized) in this very gay and geeky episode on Gift Wrap.  Four sections, plus a bonus.

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32 Space Clearing

In this episode, we talk about Space Clearing and how we do it in our house.  If you've never heard of it, it's sort of like house cleaning, except it's for energy, not for physical grit and grime.  The way we do it, it's quicker and more fun than cleaning house :)

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27 The Quiet Despair of Not Living Up To Your True Self…And What To Do About It

The problem is: the dark feeling that you’re not living up to Who You’re Meant To Be.  The problem is: you know exactly what Henry David Thoreau was talking about when he wrote “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” In this episode, we share the two ways to change a paradigm and change your life, and how you can get the tools, structure, and support to do exactly that.

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