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Podcast discussion on how families can uncover the vision, values, and traditions that unify and strengthen their family.

Podcast discussion on how families can uncover the vision, values, and traditions that unify and strengthen their family.
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Podcast discussion on how families can uncover the vision, values, and traditions that unify and strengthen their family.




Episode 084: Cultivating an Abundance Mindset with Nephi Zufelt

Nephi is first and foremost a husband and father. However, in the private sector, Nephi has contributed 15 years working in the medical device industry (first as an engineer and then later as an executive and CEO), launching over 100 products that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars, co-authoring 5 international patents, and leading and mentoring individuals and large teams alike. Nephi has travelled all over the world leading teams, negotiating contracts and deals, and working...


Episode 083: Thriving With True Boundaries with Cara Rector

Cara Rector is the mother of five wonderful daughters. She has been guiding the homeschool efforts of her family since 2010, and she herself is the product of homeschooling off and on from her elementary through high school years. She has a great love for music and vocal performance. She has an associate degree in liberal arts from Southern Virginia University. I met Cara at the Latter-day Saint Home Educators conference in May where she gave a class on boundaries. She taught about the power...


Episode 082: Transform Your Boundaries with Sarri Gilman

Sarri Gilman, LMFT is a psychotherapist, author, and workshop presenter. She is the author of Transform your Boundaries® (2014) and Naming and Taming Overwhelm for Healthcare and Human Service Providers (2017). She has a private therapy/counseling practice on Whidbey Island and devotes the rest of her time traveling and teaching on the subject of boundaries and overwhelm recovery, trauma, and the reflective process SoulCollage® Sarri trains trainers in boundary recovery work. She has CE...


Episode 081: The Power of Trust with Hank Smith

Develop relationships of trust. Hank Smith PhD taught me about the importance of trust relationships based on these four principles: - Compassion: You are kind and benevolent, you value the other person, and you give them your time and attention. - Openness: You are willing to be mutually vulnerable with each other. You have confidence that the other person will not violate your trust. - Reliability: You are predictable. You will respond to situations consistently and without judgment. -...


Episode 080: Six Components of a Successful Family Culture

When I started this journey almost three years ago, I'd been studying parenting and self-help books, as well as business books. I had been wondering what it takes to have a successful family. See, for several years, it had felt like Michael and I were floundering! We had a solid relationship, but we were miserable around everything else in life. We were stressed out, mostly. Michael was underemployed, we were living in one of the most expensive areas of the nation. We were digging ourselves...


Episode 079: Talking About Sexual Health With Your Family with Kristin Hodson

You won't want to miss this conversation! I studied health promotion for my undergrad, and I remember thinking it was a little strange when one of my classes was completely focused on reproductive health even though it was supposed to be about general health throughout the lifespan. The reality is sexual health is not just something that comes up every once in a while. It isn't a "talk" you can have once or twice and check it off of your parental responsibility checklist. Talking about...


Episode 078: What To Do When Your Youth are Failing to Launch with Greg Denning

Greg Denning is a Total Transformation mentor and coach, and the creator of The School of Awesome-Sauce coaching program. He has been inspiring and training families for the last 21 years on 5 different continents. He grew up in a broken home and ended up out on his own at 16. He studied voraciously to learn the principles and practices of those who live purposeful, meaningful, happy lives. Greg was determined find the keys to success, build an epic life and then help others do the same. He...


Episode 077: The Power of Service in Your Family Culture with Monica Tanner

About Monica Monica Tanner is a wife and mother of 4 amazingly talented and wonderful children. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She went to college at the University of Texas at Austin and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and child development. Shortly after graduating from college, She met the man of my dreams and they moved to Boise, Idaho to raise their family. Monica has been a stay at home mom and small business owner for 15 years and she is super excited to share...


Episode 076: Cherish Your World With Feng Shui Specialist Laura Staley

Back when I posted Episode 065 on the importance of tidying-up, I had no idea how very important it really is. Even though I talked about four different methods of tidying, I had neglected one method of home organization that I was not so familiar with. All I thought I knew about Feng Shui is some superstitious way to arrange your furniture or the placement of our home on the street. I had no idea that it was really about the flow of energy in your space. Maybe that still sounds hokey, but...


Episode 075: Walking on Water – How We Are Transforming Our Family Culture

My husband, Michael joins me in this episode to talk about our recent decisions to transform our family culture. I lately posted three episodes telling our story and all that we have learned on this journey of figuring out our values and vision! You can listen to those episodes here: Episode 070: We Were Stuck and Scared of the Future Episode 071: I Was Alone So You Don't Have To Be! Episode 072: Breaking Free of the Conveyor Belt Today's episode is a continuation of this saga. A while back,...


Episode 074: How To Have The Hard Conversations on Mental Health with Kalyn Sherwood, L.C.S.W.

Get The Rest of This Conversation! Kalyn and I Kept Going For Another Hour After the Episode Ends! Click Here! Kalyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work form the University of Washington in Seattle WA in 2003. She has a background of working with youth and their families as an Intervention Specialist, serving as a Clinician and an Assistant Dean at a boarding school for high risk youth, and as a Professor of Social Work at Longwood University. She...


Episode 067: Decision-Making and The Power of Family Councils with Chanelle Neilson

When I originally posted this episode, the audio did not upload! So, I discovered that it did not integrate with iTunes or Stitcher or any of the other podcasting outlets! Obviously I was devastated! I know that this episode is crucial to developing our family culture! Here I'm reposting it so that it syndicates with those other platforms, and my subscribers there see this episode! I have found a common theme when discussing an effective culture: meetings and councils. Every time I read a...


Episode 073: Why This World Champion Dancer Quit To Save His Future Family with Alex Gomez

I asked Alex to be on my show after hearing his experience in church! He talked about making significant lifestyle changes that would put him on a different track in life. Knowing that change is often a necessity when creating an intentional family culture, I felt like Alex's experience would impact some of you who may be undergoing changes in your family. Alex's story is awesome! He felt compelled to change because he had his future family in mind. When he considered the direction he was...


Episode 072: Breaking Free of the Conveyor Belt

Creating an intentional family culture requires some independent thinking. When I started out on this journey, I had no idea that God was guiding me to start a movement for my family and my audience that would lead me toward true freedom. What does success really look like? What does it truly mean? Is failure really the end? Perhaps success and failure are really just a narrative that is keeping us reluctant to make progress and be proactive agents of our lives. Where does this fear of...


Episode 071: I Was Alone So You Don’t Have To Be!

My story continues in this, the second of three episodes in a series where I share my story. In this segment of my saga, I share how I felt abandoned during the most difficult times of my life. Michael and I had been living away from our families. We were pretty sure we couldn't live near our families even if we tried, but still. We didn't have our families to depend on. We were struggling to make ends meet. There was no one we could rely on. On top of our struggles, I had a huge falling-out...


Episode 070: We Were Stuck and Scared of the Future

In 2009, Michael and I found ourselves stuck between a rock and a hard place, as they say. I had just had our first baby, and Michael was going to school for his Master's degree. We had recently moved to Northern Virginia so Michael could complete this degree, and I was working a day job to try and make ends meet. I was on maternity leave, and wanted more than anything to quit my job so I could stay home with my baby. I knew it was the right thing for me to do, and I really hated my job. The...


Episode 069: Discovering Emotional Intelligence through Acting with Adrian Alita

Adrian started teaching acting during his graduate studies, and fell into the realization that acting uncovers emotional intelligence. Drama exposes stories and emotions. Studying acting helped Adrian become a better husband and father, and teacher in general. Most of what keeps people back from being able to act is their emotional inhibitions that don't always exist in children. Teaching acting is a lot of helping people overcome their adult inhibitions and become more childlike. Adrian...


Episode 068: Wealth Secrets and False Beliefs

Last week, Michael and I loaded up our little family and drove out to Nashville, Tennessee to attend a marketing conference called Funnel Hacking Live. It was an inspirational week! I spent four days immersed in learning about marking, and defining myself as an entrepreneur. The first couple of days were particularly stressful because it's a lot of work to wrangle four little kids in a small vehicle or hotel room for such a long time. Top that with knowing I would be spending twelve- to...


Episode 067: Decision-Making and The Power of Family Councils with Chanelle Neilson

I have found a common theme when discussing an effective culture: meetings and councils. Every time I read a book about communication, or problem-solving, or talk with a guest about creating a family culture, it often involves some kind of meeting, or sitting down to discuss plans, goals, values, or conflict resolution. Chanelle and I had a great conversation about how to hold effective family councils. She told me about great ways to diffuse hard feelings, or teenage eye-rolling when...


Episode 066: What To Do With Envy

I like to read a lot of personal development books. Growing up, my parents always had self-help, business and finance books lying around our house, and we even took a course together when I was a teenage to work on our self-awareness. I grew up familiar with Zig Ziglar, and Tony Robbins, and all of those gurus of personal development. Knowing that is my own family history, it won’t come as a surprise that when I started to come up against some major trials in my life, I sought answers from...