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#207 How to Make Sure Your Kids Are NOT ANNOYING (Because It's Crucial to THEIR Adult Happiness)

Jan. 24, 2023

You might not realize it, but as a parent, YOU have a moral obligation to make sure that your child (or children) are NOT annoying. Why? Because in order for your children to function normally in the world — and to have a he…

#206 Inspire, Not Require... Sounds Ideal, But Does it Actually Work?

Jan. 17, 2023

Welcome to the podcast! We’re coming to you from Warsaw, Poland. Our kids are on the other side of town in an Airbnb and we’re spending the weekend at a luxury hotel to celebrate Greg’s 45th birthday. (Please excuse any soun…

#205 The Price of Mastery -- Is It Worth the Cost?

Jan. 10, 2023

We’re coming to you today from the city of Vilnius, Lithuania. We have loved traveling through the Baltic States. Today we’re going to continue answering some questions (since we were accidentally cut short in the last episo…

#204 Family Travel is an Investment in the Development of Yourself & Your Children + Logistics, Tips & FAQs

Jan. 3, 2023

Welcome to a New Year! We’re keeping the Denning family dream alive with family adventures . In December, we traveled through NYC, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, & Estonia. We’ve had some questions about the logistics of …

#203 Creating a Real Life 'Happily Ever After' Marriage

Dec. 20, 2022

Greg and I are still in Norway. We are in the midst of our 2nd Norway trip. The first took place in Tromsø, 225 miles north of the Arctic Circle where we fed reindeer, went dog sledding, and saw the Northern Lights while cru…

#202 Video Games & Virtual Worlds -- How to Get Our Sons & Husband's Back

Dec. 6, 2022

Hey everybody! Greg and I are in Oslo, Norway with our family, recovering from jet lag. In a few hours, we fly to Tromsø, 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle . Tomorrow begins our first Norway trip where 18 other people wil…

#201 Toxic Masculinity & the Epidemic of Gaming Addictions & Unmotivated, Underachieving Boys & Young Men

Nov. 22, 2022

We like to get our podcast topics from issues that really ‘fire us up’ (it makes for better discussions). This week, I was fired up by some comments left on an Instagram Reel I created about allowing ‘boys to be boys’ with a…

#200 Disagreements in Parenting Approaches Around LGBTQ Issues

Nov. 8, 2022

"My husband and I have been struggling a great deal in our marriage, mostly over parenting issues . We have specifically been struggling with our 13 year old daughter who told us she is gay ." Many emails and questions we re…

The Rewards (& Risks) of Pursuing a Life of Comfort & Luxury

Nov. 1, 2022

I remember the first time I realized that humanity’s desire for luxury was actually a driving force for improving the world. Previous to that I often felt that wanting luxury and comfort was wrong or bad… perhaps from genera…

#198 Masturbation & Cheap Sexual Acts Are a Poor Substitute for Real Connection — A Message for Teens AND Spouses

Oct. 25, 2022

We’ve been asked several times over the years by coaching clients and others regarding masturbation . Specifically, they want to know how to approach masturbation in general — with their children or teens , and in their marr…

#197 How to Not Let Your Children’s Moods Affect You (Grumpy & Otherwise)

Oct. 18, 2022

We’ve all had the experience of being around someone who’s grumpy — even our spouse or children — and then soon we’re feeling grumpy as well. A mother of multiple children recently asked us, “When the people around me (aka m…

#196 How & WHY to do Morning Family Devotionals (Discussions)

Oct. 11, 2022

We are busy people. And so are you. We have a LOT going on, as I’m sure you do too. Human nature often makes us feel that we’re “too busy” to do things like morning routines or rituals. We’re “too busy” to do morning discuss…

Extraordinary Lifestyle

#195 Fear is a Traitor & is Holding Back Your Family & Your Life

Oct. 4, 2022

Fear is a universal emotion. We’ve all experienced it at some point. It is very real and very relevant. As a teenage girl, Edith Eger was a prisoner in Auschwitz Concentration Camp. She said that after she was released once …

Extraordinary Lifestyle

#194 The Hero's Journey -- Leave the Ordinary World Behind and Live a Great Story

Sept. 27, 2022

Every great story, movie, or book contains elements of what’s been called the ‘Hero’s Journey’ — a series of events and experiences that makes the story meaningful and transformational . It’s the process by which the hero-to…

Extraordinary Lifestyle

#193 How to STOP CARING What Other People Think About You

Sept. 20, 2022

All of us have been ‘conditioned’ by society when it comes to things such as HOW to behave and WHAT to care about. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It fact, social conditioning can be very positive . Caring what other peo…

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#192 EVERYTHING In Life Gets Easier & Smoother When You Can COMMUNICATE Better. Here's How to Do It

Sept. 13, 2022

Can we start with a ‘slap’ in the face? In all sincerity, most of us suck at communicating with other people, especially in our family relationships. Plus, ‘communication’ seems like such a vague or broad topic. What exactly…

Mindset, Heartset, & Skillset

#191 The Truth (& Myths) About Overcoming Anxiety & Depression

Sept. 6, 2022

Many, if not all of us, know of someone — are ARE someone — who has dealt with the devastating effects of anxiety and depression. Methods for dealing with these issues can be very charged. It’s a subject that’s often difficu…

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#190 Unconditional Love is NOT the Highest Form of Love; Deep, Meaningful Love is CONDITIONAL

Aug. 30, 2022

Many of us have been taught or grown to believe that unconditional love is the highest of virtues. And in many ways it makes sense. Loving others — without conditions — seems to be the highest level of love possible , partly…

Habits, Systems, Energy & Productivity

#189 How to Get Stuff Done & Be Productive (Even With a Family)

Aug. 23, 2022

Getting things done is one of the most critical ingredients for achieving your dreams and goals and building a lasting family legacy . Yet it’s also one of the hardest things to do because of the natural ebbs, flows, and int…

Habits, Systems, Energy & Productivity

#188 Your Current Habits Will Make or Break Your Life Happiness & Success

Aug. 16, 2022

Greg often says, “ Tell me your habits and I’ll tell you your future.” Habits are the MOST important thing to determining the outcomes and happiness of your life . Habits will make or break your mental, emotional, spiritual,…

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#187 Seek an ‘Inner Knowing’ (Insight & Intuition) And ACT On It to Avoid Sabotaging Your Life and Your Family

Aug. 9, 2022

In our line of work coaching families for the past 20 years, we get an up-close-and-personal look into the lives of many different types of people . It’s a sacred privilege and we learn so much. We often experience a wide ra…

Extraordinary Lifestyle Habits, Systems, Energy & Productivity

#186 How to Build Confidence

Aug. 2, 2022

"I would like to be more confident but my face turns red if I am embarrassed, nervous, shy, afraid, or just talking with someone . Without that handicap, I know I would be more confident, but unfortunately, I let it stop me …

Extraordinary Parenting

#185 Helping Children Develop Self-Control (aka The GREATEST Predictor of Future Success)

July 26, 2022

As a parent, if you knew there was ONE major characteristic which — if developed — would drastically increase your child’s chances of success and happiness , not only now but as an adult… wouldn’t you want to know what it is…

Extraordinary Parenting

#184 Helping Children to Manage Their Emotions (so They Can Live Happier Lives)

July 19, 2022

Emotions can be big and scary — for both parents and children. But it is possible to teach — and model — emotional management for your kids. Emotions are EVERYTHING. Our lives our experienced through emotions, so by default,…