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Season 4

#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…

Extraordinary Marriage Extraordinary Parenting

#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…

Extraordinary Marriage Extraordinary Parenting

#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,…

Extraordinary Lifestyle

#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,…

Extraordinary Lifestyle

#183 Seeing BEYOND Roe Vs. Wade, Gun Control, & Other 'Surface Tensions'

June 28, 2022

There is a lot of ‘surface tension’ in the media today -- social and mainstream. Lots of polarity and opposition about intense topics. And it bothers me. Because it paints the picture that there are only two sides to any iss…

Extraordinary Parenting

#182 How to Stop Yelling At Your Kids (Because You're Traumatizing Them)

June 14, 2022

We get a little serious in this episode -- and Greg sheds a few tears -- because in our work we've seen the trauma caused by yelling parents. “People are people no matter how small.” Your children are people. And when you ye…

Extraordinary Parenting

#181 Chores as Child Abuse?! Responses to This & Other Surprising Comments

May 31, 2022

Have you ever thought of chores as child abuse? I haven’t either. But I shared a post on Instagram about our system for organizing chores and I was shocked at the number of NEGATIVE comments I received from people who believ…

Extraordinary Parenting

#180 This is What's Contributing to All Your Parenting Problems -- And Will Solve Them When Addressed

May 24, 2022

When Greg Denning was out on his own as a teenager it wasn’t difficult for him to realize that his life sucked … but he desperately wanted it to be better and different. Nobody wants to live a sucky life and stay there. But …

Extraordinary Lifestyle

#179 Travel More? Or Prepare for the Worst? Finding the Middle-Ground Between Risk-Taking and Being Safe & Prepared

May 17, 2022

You may have seen or heard that we’re planning a move to Portugal — and hoping to travel while making the transition. We received some questions about this: “We would love to travel more , even long term, but I am getting mo…

Habits, Systems, Energy & Productivity

#178 We Know It's Hard But DO WHAT MUST BE DONE! The Obstacle IS the Way

May 10, 2022

We all have blind spots. We all have things we’re doing (or not doing) that are causing or contributing to our own problems. In our coaching, we often work with people who keep doing (or not doing) the things that are keepin…

Extraordinary Lifestyle

#177 Analyzing (& Laughing About) Our Big 5 Personality Test Scores

May 3, 2022

Understanding YOURSELF and the other human beings around you is one of the trickiest and most complex aspects of life and relationships — Your personality begins to form from conception, in the womb, and as you grow as a chi…

Extraordinary Lifestyle

#176 How Frustration, Guilt, & Discontent Guide You to Your Best Self -- Don't Assuage the Pain or 'Accept What Is'. This is Your Soul Calling!

April 26, 2022

Have you ever had that inner feeling of discontent, frustration, guilt, or dissatisfaction ? (I know I have.) Have you ever thought — what’s the point of setting goals? I’ll just be disappointed. Or have you ever tried to ac…

Extraordinary Parenting

#175 Q&A Sneaky Teens, Forbidden Apps, Pornography, Masturbation, Device Usage, Teen Sex and More! Oh My.

April 19, 2022

We received some great questions about parenting that we’re addressing today. We love it receiving questions so if you have one please don’t hesitate to ask us. You can leave a voice message for us on our podcast page, or yo…

Extraordinary Marriage

#174 Marriage Q&A: Intellectual Conversations, Over-Helping, & Why This Sexpert is WRONG

April 12, 2022

We regularly receive questions from parents and spouses on all sorts of topics — and we love it! If you have a question please don’t hesitate to ask us. You can leave a voice message for us on our podcast page, or you can em…

Habits, Systems, Energy & Productivity

#173 Beauty, Art, Changing World Order, & Jordan Peterson Live

April 2, 2022

Greg and I are always fascinated by ideas , the search for truth , intellectual discussion , and meaningful connection . As intentionally as we have designed our lifestyle, it’s still rare for us to have all of those things …

Extraordinary Lifestyle

#172 The Foundations for Magic & Serendipity -- Our Portugal Trip Report

March 24, 2022

Greg and I just returned from an incredible trip to Portugal to celebrate our 21st anniversary and we’re excited to record an episode about it. We’re going to share all the romance, magic, and serendipity we experienced that…

Extraordinary Parenting

#171 Force Your Kids to Finish? Or Let Them Quit? Our Surprising Answer

March 1, 2022

Welcome to the podcast! We’re discussing something today that is crucially important to raising healthy, well-adjusted kids . We want to teach them to NOT be quitters, to follow through , and to have grit and perseverance . …

Extraordinary Lifestyle Habits, Systems, Energy & Productivity

#170 How to Wake Up and Overcome Sleep Depression/Inertia -- Better Mornings Equals a Better Life

Feb. 22, 2022

Hey everyone. We hope you’re having a great week. I know Greg and I are excited to have some sunshine and warmer weather after two cloudy and cold weeks. Today we’re discussing something which — at first glance — seems overl…

Extraordinary Lifestyle Habits, Systems, Energy & Productivity

#169 How to Make the Mundane Parts of Day-to-Day Life More Meaningful

Feb. 8, 2022

Today we are diving into a detailed look at what living an ‘extraordinary’ life looks like on the day-to-day . The majority of your life — and ours — is spent in daily activities that can be mundane . Dishes, laundry, errand…

Extraordinary Lifestyle

#168 What to Do When People Oppose Your Lifestyle Choices

Jan. 25, 2022

How do you handle the unavoidable conflict that arises from your unconventional choices?

Extraordinary Marriage

#167 How to Get Your Spouse on Board -- Plus Why You Need a 'Breaking Point'

Jan. 18, 2022

Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode Greg and I are answering some often asked questions about how to get your spouse on board . This could be getting them on board with your big dreams and goals , or simply on board…

Habits, Systems, Energy & Productivity Mindset, Heartset, & Skillset

#166 The Size of Your Dreams MUST Exceed Your Current Capacity to Achieve Them

Jan. 11, 2022

In this episode, Greg and I talk about one of our favorite topics — dreaming BIG and setting (and achieving) BIG goals . Greg has said that “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them.” …