60 What is a Miracle & How to Experience One: Three Stories From Our Music Lives

From what we can tell, a "miracle" has something to do with Decisions, and how deeply you feel them.  Conviction.  Seriousness of intent and depth of commitment.  Maybe something about that kind of decision flips a switch in your brain that changes the way you see things.  But maybe it also somehow spookily influences the external world around you, nudging things onto your path.  It's probably both, since this reality is after all, all One Reality.  In this episode, we share how and why we've come to this point of view.  And we encourage you to remember that success is about making these decisions again and again and again.

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59 The Joy of Cooking (and Pour Over Coffee)

In this episode, we happily yak about munchies and snacking while we actually do some munching and snacking. Join us for a rambling conversation about the joys and rewards of slow food, pour over coffee, and home-cooking. Come for the references to small kid time, back in the old school Hawaii days, stay for the inspiration to make healthier eating choices and habits.

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58 Nerdy Date Night at Portland's OMSI Museum

No offense to kids, but it’s nice to be able to enjoy the museum without them sometimes. In this episode, we share our surprise and delight at how many lesbians we noticed at one of our date night excursions: OMSI After Dark. OMSI is a science museum in Portland, Oregon. It was a nerdy night out!  And Siena got to pet a reptile.

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57 Commitments and the Discomfort of Change

In this episode, we get real and name the problem with trying to form new habits or stop old ones: It’s hard! We talk about how, after the initial feelings of inspiration and motivation wear off, it can be a straight up slog. We also talk about WHY it feels like a slog! And how you can accurately re-frame this discomfort to your advantage.

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56 How to Transform Your Money Story

Toast goes off on why she thought it was really dumb advice to "act as if," when attempting to change your money paradigm.  And then we talk about what "acting as if" REALLY entails.  It's all part of an episode where we try to cover what we have NOT heard spelled out enough, when it comes to the topic of "How to Transform Your Money Story."

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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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