On the Brighter Side

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With Monica Turner


Kid-Proof Your Marriage While in Quarantine with Katie Rossler
Apr 6 • 40 min
Today, I’m chatting with marriage and family counselor, Katie Rossler all the way from Germany. We discuss the importance of connecting, listening, compromise and teamwork as we navigate the challenges of quarantining together. We discuss ways to resolve…
Lowering the Bar and Laughing Through the Hard with Joanne Jarrett
Mar 30 • 39 min
My guest today is a family physician, turned stay at home mama, turned podcaster and clothing designer. She has many talents, but my favorite is the ability to find humor in the everyday. She teaches women how to lower the bar for each other and share…
Dominate Dinner Time with Jessica Stembridge
Mar 23 • 29 min
In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Jessica Stembridge. She is a cancer survivor and mother of three, who feels her calling in life is to help moms make dinner times more manageable. She shares her 6 step framework for making mealtimes less stressful.…
Getting Healthy by Healing Your Relationship with Yourself with Alisha Calrson
Mar 16 • 31 min
Today’s episode is a conversation with life and health coach, Alisha Carlson about how to heal our relationships with ourselves to get healthy. Alisha started the Mindful Eating Project in order to teach women how to eat in a way that blesses and honors…
Good Girls Talk About Sex with Leah Carey
Mar 9 • 29 min
In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Leah Carey of the Good Girls Talk About Sex Podcast. We discuss some common misconceptions and myths about sex and how to enjoy sexual intimacy in the different stages of our marriages, as newlyweds, after having…
How to Continue Dating After Marriage with Amberly Lambertsen
Mar 2 • 31 min
In today’s episode, I’m chatting with my friend, Amberly Lambertsen of A Prioritized Marriage about how to rock dating your spouse after you are married. She gives tons of great tips, tricks and ideas about how to keep this important aspect of every…
How to Be a Boss-Mom with Dana Malstaff
Feb 24 • 36 min
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Dana Malstaff, the original Boss-Mom and discussing all things Boss-Mom! She talks about how you can have great success in family life and business and what that actually looks like. We talk about what it takes to…
The Extraordinary Family Life Formula with Greg Denning
Feb 17 • 42 min
Today’s episode is with Greg Denning and we are chatting about how to create an extraordinary family life. Greg is a high performance, success coach who works with individuals and families to create successful family lives. I would listen to this episode…
How to Have a Fearless Marriage with Joseph and Lois
Feb 10 • 37 min
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Joseph and Lois of the Fearless Marriage Ministry. We talk about all things love and marriage and even intimacy. We discuss ways to protect your relationship and habits of happily married couples. We talk about…
Escape From Emotional Eating with Jessica Procini
Feb 3 • 35 min
In today’s episode, we’re learning from Jessica Procini, creator of Escape from Emotional Eating. She talks about her own journey through emotional eating, defines emotional eating and gives us some great tools to combat the tendency to overeat or eat…
BONUS: My Interview with Steve Cook of The Biggest Loser Republished
Jan 31 • 51 min
Today I’m republishing my most downloaded and popular episode over the past 2 years. It was also my very first remote interview, so the audio quality is not the best. I tried really hard to clean it up for you, because the content is really great. I’m…
Finding Balance and Zen with Jessica Schiller Silverman
Jan 27 • 34 min
On today’s episode with Jessica Schiller Silverman, creator of MoZen Wellness, we talk about how to achieve a healthy balance in life and business. Caring for our physical, mental and emotional health is a product of nutrition, movement and mindfulness…
Bonus: Yay For Today with Sydney Hambach Republished
Jan 24 • 35 min
In today’s fun bonus episode, I’m republishing my conversation with Yay for Today’s, Sydney Hambach. Yay for Today is a fun, feel-good fitness brand that encourages followers to find a little Yay in everyday. Sidney talks about how she started out as a…
How to Peacefully Coexist with Anxiety and Depression with Tara Bixby
Jan 20 • 36 min
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Holistic Therapist, Tara Bixby, to have a frank conversation about anxiety and depression. Tara shares some incredible tips, tricks and strategies to combat and peacefully coexist with anxiety and depression. I…
Bonus: Exercise and Nutrition with Eric Cafferty Republished
Jan 17 • 26 min
In today’s bonus episode we talk about physical fitness and nutrition with my friend, Eric Cafferty. Eric owns the Mecca Gym in Meridian, Idaho and works with fitness competitors, weigh lifters and strong man competitors. He is a genius when it comes to…
Managing Time, Expectations and Challenges with Abbi Perets
Jan 13 • 32 min
In today’s episode, I’m chatting with my friend, Abbi Perets, all the way from Israel, where she lives with her husband and 5 kids. The also runs a successful online company, teaching mamas how to be a freelance copywriter. She has experienced hardships…
Goal Setting and Collaboration in Marriage with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife
Jan 6 • 32 min
In today’s episode, Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife talks about setting personal goals and goals as a couple. She explains how the best goals are collaborative, common pitfalls to keeping up with your goals and how to overcome those. She also talks about how…
BONUS: The Essential Calendar with Crystal Mickelsen
Jan 3 • 15 min
In today’s bonus episode, I’m chatting with Crystal Mickelsen, the creator of The Essential Calendar about how scheduling 3 months at a time can enrich family life. We talk about all of the benefits of getting everyone involved in family planning sessions…
Marriage, Marathons and Mental Health with Tony Overbay
Dec 30, 2019 • 44 min
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with my friend, Tony Overbay, a licensed marriage and family therapist and utlra marathon runner. We talk about the metaphors we’ve seen in long distance running to marriage. He also talks about setting goals for the…
2019 Christmas Episode - Jon’s New Wheelchair Story
Dec 23, 2019 • 15 min
Merry Christmas On the Brighter Side listeners! Today I’m talking about the true meaning of Christmas and the best experience I’ve ever been a part of. This year, for Christmas, one man received a new wheelchair and a new leg on his 61st Birthday. I will…
Score Keeping and Sex Talk with Jamee Andelin
Dec 16, 2019 • 47 min
In today’s episode, I sit down with my friend Jamee Andelin. We interviewed each other about all things pertaining to score keeping in marriage, sex and intimacy and overcoming and living with our differences. This episode is fun and light hearted, but we…
Building Trust Especially after Betrayal With Geoff Steurer
Dec 9, 2019 • 37 min
In today’s episode, I sit down with licenced marriage and family counselor, Geoff Steurer to talk about the importance of building a trust in your marriage. Geoff specializes in re building trust after a serious betrayal. If you are the betrayer or the…
I Know You, I Like You and I Have Your Back with Nate Bagley
Dec 2, 2019 • 36 min
This week’s episode with Nate Bagley is one of my all-time favorites! He’s an experienced marriage researcher, interviewing some of the greats, such as John and Julie Gottman, Gary Chapman and Sue Johnson. He teaches us his framework for building a strong…
Having Fun with Your Spouse in Your Marriage with Celeste Davis
Nov 25, 2019 • 28 min
Happy Thanksgiving Week Everyone! My interview this week is with the lovely Celeste Davis of The Marriage Laboratory. We discuss how to have fun with our spouses in our marriage and why that is even important. We go over common objections to having fun…
When Your Spouse Has a Demanding Job with Sara Payne
Nov 18, 2019 • 31 min
In today's episode, Sara Payne and I talk about the challenges involved with having a spouse with a demanding job and how she learned how to let go of the resentment of not having him around to help very often. We also discuss the debt incurred in medical…
Bonus: Replay of My Interview with Andrew East and Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson
Nov 15, 2019 • 34 min
I reached into the past and pulled out another one of my favorite interviews of all time. I love Shawn and Andrew and now I get to love their beautiful little girl, Drew Hazel East! In this episode, Shawn and Andrew open up about what life is really like…
What Life is Like For the Spouse of a Successful Entrepreneur with Collette Brunson
Nov 11, 2019 • 36 min
Today’s interview is with one of my best friends, Collette Brunson. Collette is is the lesser know although better half of the Brunson partnership. She has been behind the scenes of ClickFunnels from the beginning, encouraging, supporting and loving her…
Bonus: Replay of My Interview with Russell Brunson of Clickfunnels
Nov 8, 2019 • 45 min
In this bonus episode, I reached wayyyy back in my vault and pulled out one of my favorite interviews of all time with Russell Brunson, co-creator of Clickfunnels, in order to set the stage and give you context for Monday’s awesome interview with his…
Getting to Know Heidi and Orville Thompson – Scentsy Owners
Nov 4, 2019 • 43 min
Today’s episode is a great one. We are getting to know Heidi and Orville Thompson, owners of Scentsy. They take us back to how they met, how Scentsy came to be and the challenges and triumphs that came with all of it. I’m grateful for the opportunity to…
Second Marriages and Blended Families with Brandon Cunningham
Oct 28, 2019 • 26 min
Today’s guest is a Pastor of a church in Flour Bluff, Texas and the father of 5 kids, his and hers, but ultimately ours. He has some incredible advice and messages of hope for anyone in a second marriage and/or attempting to blend two families together to…
Family Tech University with David and Emily Jones
Oct 21, 2019 • 35 min
My guests on the podcast today are providing an incredible resource for parents and children to help navigate the world of technology. Every child wants a phone or a tablet as soon as possible and they all feel like they are the only ones they know…
Better Screen Time with Andrea Davis
Oct 14, 2019 • 38 min
I’m so grateful for my guest on the podcast today and all of the amazing work she is doing to help parents teach their kids better screen time habits. In our interview, we talk about important discussions to have with your kids about screens, but we also…
The Epic Marriage Summit Starts Tomorrow
Oct 7, 2019 • 24 min
Today’s episode is an interview with my friend Will Howell from The Thoughtful Moments Podcast. He interviews me about the EPIC Marriage Summit that starts tomorrow. I couldn’t be more excited about this finally getting out into the world. I have worked…
Differences in Men and Women with Dr. Matt Townsend – Part 2
Sep 30, 2019 • 24 min
This is part 2 of my interview with Dr. Matt Townsend of the Townsend relationship Center. We discuss the differences between men and women. In part 1, Matt goes over some differences in how our brains are wired. In part 2, we talk about the reason for…
Differences Between Men and Women with Matt Townsend Part 1
Sep 23, 2019 • 31 min
Today’s episode is part 1 of an interview with Dr. Matt Townsend about the differences between men and women. In his hilarious way, Dr. Townsend describes the differences in the male and female brain, style of communication and organizational habits. His…
How to Date Your Spouse with Tara Carson of the Dating Divas
Sep 16, 2019 • 37 min
This week’s episode has been a long time in the making. I just know you are going to love my guest as much as I do. I have been following the Dating Divas for years and today, I sat down with their founder, Tara Carsen. I absolutely loved everything she…
Choose You with Martine Williams
Sep 9, 2019 • 29 min
My guest on the podcast today is a wife, mother of 2 and successful entrepreneur. Martine Williams is the co-author of The Daily Difference and a Thirty-One Gifts Representative. I love this interview, because we talk about some of my favorite things,…
All About Confidence with Hannah Coles
Sep 2, 2019 • 31 min
My guest on the podcast today is an LDS life coach and fellow podcaster with amazing confidence. Not only that, but she is literally my life twin. I had a wonderful time talking all about confidence with her in yourself, your spouse and your marriage. She…
Your Last Bad Day with Michael O’Brien
Aug 26, 2019 • 47 min
Today’s episode is not for the faint of heart. My guest, Michael O’Brien, survived a biking accident that would have taken most people’s lives. In our interview, he talks about the accident, his long recovery and how he decided to make that his last bad…
Taking the Focus off our Stuff and Putting it Back on our Relationships with Krista Lockwood
Aug 19, 2019 • 33 min
Today’s episode is perfect for back to school! My guest, Krista Lockwood of Motherhood Simplified, talks to us about decluttering our homes and lives so we can spend more time and energy on the relationships that mean the most to us. She shares the story…
Three Important Principles to Improve Your Marriage with Chantel Allen
Aug 12, 2019 • 30 min
My guest on the podcast today is a life and marriage coach who shares with us some of my very favorite and most important principles that have the potential to completely change everything about your marriage. Chantel Allen of www.findyourbeautifulyou.com…
The Marriage Movement with Blair and Ryan Critch
Aug 5, 2019 • 31 min
My guests, Blair and Ryan, on the podcast today are creating a marriage movement. They are passionate about the idea that we are #bettertogether and leading and mentoring others who want to improve their marriages. In today’s episode, they share their…
All About an Exciting New Change
Jul 29, 2019 • 17 min
On the Brighter Side Podcast is making a big change. We are pivoting from personal development to a strong emphasis on marriage. For the next several episodes, we will be focusing strongly on our marriage relationships. If you are, were or ever will be…
Stand Up Comedy and Improv with Megan Bryant
Jul 22, 2019 • 44 min
My guest on the show today is a Comedian in Boise and seriously, one of my favorite new friends ever! We talk about life and some pretty serious topics, but somehow keep it light. Laughter is the best medicine and Megan is out to medicate the world. She…
Getting the Most Important Things Done Each Day with Chanelle Neilson
Jul 15, 2019 • 33 min
My guest on the podcast this week, Chanelle Neilson, is a podcaster herself, author of several books, yoga instructor and mother of 5 children. She has the same 24 hours that the rest of us do, but she uses them so efficiently, you would think she has…
Guided Accountability with Charlena Smith
Jul 8, 2019 • 25 min
Today’s episode is with Charlena Smith, founder of Optio, a company that uses guided accountability to pair women together with perfectly matched accountability partners in order to help them achieve their goals and dreams. Charlena shares with us a rare…
Happy 4th of July with The American Moms, Brittany and Andrea
Jul 1, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s interview with the sisters behind the Instagram account, The American Moms, Brittany and Andrea share with us their 4th of July traditions, how to get more involved in our communities, who inspires them and some thoughts on failure. Brittany…
Your Courageous Life with Kate Swoboda
Jun 24, 2019 • 31 min
My guest on the podcast today is a life coach and author of The Courage Habit. I call her Kate Courageous and she chats with me about how to make courage a habit and feel the fear and do it anyway. I love her definition of courage and the way she talks…
Confidence, Self-Awareness and Conquering Fear with Lucy Liu
Jun 17, 2019 • 23 min
My guest on the podcast today is one and only, Lucy Liu. Well, there might be others, but this is the real deal. We open up the episode with Lucy’s experience sharing a name with someone very famous and why she didn’t change it when she got married. These…
Collaboration and Networking with Diana DeJesus
Jun 10, 2019 • 22 min
My guest, Diana DeJesus, on the podcast today is somewhat of a local celebrity, especially among female entrepreneurs. She is the founder of two popular, local Instagram accounts and has taught hundreds of women about collaboration and social media…
Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson and NFL Long Snapper Andrew East Talk Marriage and Family Life
Jun 3, 2019 • 30 min
Today, I’m releasing my very favorite episode to date. I have watched Shawn Johnson compete gymnastics since she was a little girl and I’m one of her biggest fans. I’ve had the opportunity to learn about social media from Andrew East and have grown to…
40 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 40 Years of Life
May 27, 2019 • 34 min
Happy 40th birthday to me! Each year on my birthday, I find some time to reflect on how I’m doing. I take into account my dreams and goals and the progress I’ve made towards them in the last year. I also take inventory of where I am physically, mentally,…
Podcasting, Productivity and Mom Life with Stefanie Gass
May 20, 2019 • 32 min
Today’s episode with Stefanie Gass is one of my new favorites. Stefanie is a mompreneur with her own podcast and a knack for balancing family life with her busy work schedule. She shares with us her best tips and tricks for balance, productivity and…
Creating your own Family Culture with Jodi Chaffee
May 13, 2019 • 28 min
Today, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jodi Chaffee of the Family Culture Podcast to discuss the meaning of family culture and how we can intentionally create our own family cultures. She has been studying family culture of over a decade and has…
Shari Carter Shares with us Lessons She has Learned Teaching Grade School Kids
May 6, 2019 • 41 min
In honor of teacher appreciation week this week, I sat down with our family’s favorite teacher of all time, Mrs. Shari Carter. Shari has been teaching a long time and loves what she does. It shows in her work as she is adored by her students, their…
Learning about CPR and BAM with Maven Miara Shaw
Apr 29, 2019 • 40 min
My guest on the podcast today have been a long time coming, but she is worth the wait! I interviewed her last year and then ended season one of the podcast. When I stumbled upon our interview and found my notes from our chat, I was so thrilled and it…
Natalie Hodson Pulls Back the Curtain on her Success and Doing it All Well
Apr 22, 2019 • 26 min
Today I’m talking with the CEO of NAH, Inc. and my friend, Natalie Hodson. She does it all including raising 2 wonderful kids, running a very successful company and hosts her own podcast called, Pulling Back the Curtain with Natalie Hodson. In our…
Emee Estacio Talks about Limiting Beliefs and Impostor Syndrome
Apr 16, 2019 • 27 min
Today, I chat with Emee Estacio, a best-selling author and psychologist about limiting beliefs and impostor syndrome and how these sneaky things can affect us and our relationships with others. She has 3 best-selling books about these subjects and shares…
Ben Higgens Talks about Life after the Bachelor and Turning 30.
Apr 8, 2019 • 29 min
In one of my favorite interviews of all time, I chatted with Ben Higgens through the computer just like we were old friends. He had the flu, so his voice is a little raspy, but it totally worked for him. He talked about his life after the Bachelor, his…
Do the Right Day and Mayor Tammy of City of Meridian
Apr 4, 2019 • 24 min
This is such a great episode with Mayor Tammy de Weerd of Meridian, Idaho. Mayor Tammy is serving her last year of her fourth term as Mayor. She served on the Meridian City Counsel for a term before that, so at the end of this year, she will have served…
World Weight-lifting Champion, Kristi Brewer Talks Training and Momlife
Apr 1, 2019 • 20 min
Today I am so excited to introduce you to my friend, Kristi Brewer, who holds world records in weightlifting and is a gorgeous human being inside and out. She has a daughter with autism and is a champion for recognizing differences and teaching kindness.…
The Queen of Social Media, Rachel Pedersen Talks All Things Success
Mar 25, 2019 • 29 min
Today I’m publishing my conversation with Rachel Pedersen, the Queen of Social Media. Our chat is fun and honest and filled with great advice on how to use social media successfully for your business. I loved this interview, because it sounded like I was…
My Interview with Lisa Johnson of Wii Lift
Mar 18, 2019 • 20 min
Today, I’m talking with my new friend, Lisa Johnson, who is one of the original founders of Women Ignite International here in Boise, Idaho. Wii Lift is an organization that helps to foster networking and business building skills for women and men. They…
Elyse Dehlbom Opens Up About Her Experience on the Bachelor
Mar 11, 2019 • 29 min
Today, I’m chatting with Elyse Dehlbom from Colton Underwood’s season of the Bachelor. She was the lone red head who went on the best one-on-one date to the theme park with all of Colton’s Legacy kids. She later left the show on her own after feeling like…
Chatting with Kirpa Sudick About Her Experience on the Bachelor
Mar 8, 2019 • 14 min
Today I had the opportunity to chat with Kirpa Sudick, who dated Colton Underwood on this season of the Bachelor. She shared with me how she felt when she was selected, the first night in the mansion, what it was like to kiss Colton and who she hopes wins…
Ep. 39 – Exercise and Nutrition with Eric Cafferty
Mar 4, 2019 • 27 min
Today I’m talking with trainer and owner of the Mecca Gym, Eric Cafferty. He has been appointed head of the Idaho State Power lifting association, which is a pretty high honor. He talks to me about exercise and nutrition, macro nutrients, vitamins, water…
Ep. 38 – Advice from 2-time Emmy Winner Mario Armstrong
Feb 25, 2019 • 49 min
Today, I’m interviewing a 2-time Emmy winning talk show host and all around great guy named Mario Armstrong. Mario has been a regular on show like the Today Show, Dr. Oz, CNN, NPR, Steve Harvey and Rachael Ray as a technology life style expert. He…
Ep 37 – Body Composition and Weight Loss with Joanne Lee Cornish
Feb 18, 2019 • 29 min
Today’s episode is so much fun. I’m chatting with Joanne Lee Cornish, the author of When Calories and Cardio don’t Cut it. We are talking about body composition and what happens to our food when we eat it. Once lypolosis was explained to me, I feel like I…
Ep 36 – Welcome Back
Feb 11, 2019 • 20 min
Hey Guys, I’m so excited to finally be back after a four month break from podcasting. I have some fantastic topics and interview guests for you and I cannot wait to get started. I promise better audio quality and better content then ever before. This…
Ep 35 – Interview with Rose Gebran
Sep 24, 2018 • 19 min
Today, I’m chatting with Rose Gebran. She’s the owner of Roro’s Cookies and she’s all about paying it forward. She started he own cookie company with all the proceeds going to charity. She’s been featured on KTVB’s 7’s Heros and in Redbook Magazine. In…
Ep 34 – Interview with Melissa Nelson
Sep 17, 2018 • 12 min
Today’s episode is all about doing acts of kindness and service in Idaho this week. I’ve interviewed Melissa Nelson, the founder of The Community Kindness Movement, which is a program started in Idaho to bring anti-bullying and kindness curriculum into…
Ep 33 – Interview with Lisa Welsh
Sep 10, 2018 • 23 min
Today, I’m chatting with my new friend from the other side of the globe. Lisa Welsh is a boundary setting expert from South Africa. I’m not sure how I found her Instagram account originally, but I have loved following along as she teaches women how and…
Ep 32 – Interview with Avery Raley
Sep 3, 2018 • 29 min
Today’s episode is an interview with popular podcast host Avery Raley. Avery is host of the Mom Up Podcast, where she talks to moms and focuses on how to prioritize the things that really matter, manage our time and increase productivity. She has two…
Ep 31 – Think Before You Speak
Aug 27, 2018 • 7 min
This is a very short episode where I share one of the most important things I shared with my kids as they were starting school this year. I want my kids to be builders and most importantly to be kind. Using the acronym of THINK before you speak is so…
Ep 30 – Interview with Dr Adam Moore
Aug 20, 2018 • 45 min
Today, we are talking with Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor, Dr. Adam Moore. Dr. Moore is the co-owner of Sela Health, which operates mental health counseling offices in Lehi, Utah; Provo, Utah; Mapleton, Utah; and Las Vegas, Nevada. Sela Health…
Ep 29 – Interview with Reva Mody
Aug 13, 2018 • 35 min
Today I’m chatting with a wife, mother, chocolate chip ice cream lover, and former Corporate finance employee. After working 10 years in the field, she quite her job to pursue something she was not only passionate about, but that could bring positive…
Ep 28 – Just Do Some Good
Aug 6, 2018 • 22 min
Today is the day… I’m so excited to talk about my new non profit called Just Do Some Good, Inc. Just Do Some Good is a non profit organization dedicated to flooding social media with meaningful examples of service, kindness and love. In this episode, I’m…
Ep 27 – Interview with Brittany Barone
Jul 30, 2018 • 23 min
Today I’m talking with Brittany Barone of She’s the Honest Mom about how humor can make life more bearable. I’m so excited about this topic, because it fits perfectly with my platform of helping others find the courage to chase their dreams. This isn’t…
Ep 26 – Interview with Sidney Hambsch
Jul 23, 2018 • 34 min
Today’s episode is an interview with a California mom and wife who loves to talk about fitness, food and family fun. She is the creator of Yay for Today, a place online where women can find happiness, be inspired to live a healthy life and celebrate fun…
Bonus – Ike Talks Mistakes
Jul 19, 2018 • 2 min
Back by popular demand. Ike wanted to host another episode and it is on point. This time he gives us another challenge and then teaches us about how to fix our mistakes. I promise it’s worth 2 minutes to get this valuable lesson from a six year old.
Ep 25 – My Most Empowering Why
Jul 16, 2018 • 16 min
Today I’m talking all about my most empowering why, and that is courage. I recently attended a branding workshop and had to dig deep into what motivates me to do what I am doing. I realized that courage is the word that drives me in every way. I have…
Ep 24 – Interview with Ralphie Jacobs
Jul 9, 2018 • 50 min
Today, I sit down with Ralphie Jacobs. She is the creator of one of my very favorite Instagram accounts, Simply on Purpose where she writes about positive parenting, family culture and living with purpose. She opens up with me about her thoughts on…
Ep 23 – Interview with Lauren Golden
Jul 2, 2018 • 39 min
My interview today is with Lauren Golden, the founder and creator of the Free Mama Movement. Lauren loves helping mamas free themselves from the 9-5 grind. She launched The Free Mama Movement to show working moms that they don’t have to choose between…
Episode 22 – 5 Things I do Everyday to Keep my Marriage Sizzling Hot
Jun 25, 2018 • 17 min
In today’s episode, I share 5 things I do everyday to keep my marriage sizzling hot! My husband is awesome and so easy to love. We have a great relationship, but it is far from perfect. That means it takes constant effort and dedication to doing what it…
Bonus Episode – Ike Hosts
Jun 22, 2018 • 5 min
Today’s bonus episode is my 6-year-old son wanting to follow his dreams and become a podcast host. This is a little 5 minute episode that will make you smile from ear to ear. But…if you don’t think kids are adorable or you don’t have an extra 5 minutes,…
Episode 21 – Interview with Jessica Dahlquist
Jun 18, 2018 • 32 min
My guest on the show today is one of my favorite interviews so far. She is an army wife and mother of three boys and the host of the Extraordinary Moms Podcast. She has interviewed somewhere around 200 extraordinary moms and shared with us so much wisdom…
Episode 20 – Interview with Christina McEvoy
Jun 11, 2018 • 33 min
My guest on the podcast today is a professional adventurer and mother of two boys. She loves to go camping and hiking and skiing and all things outdoors with her family and is dedicated to making amazing memories traveling and adventuring. She shares with…
BONUS Episode – Interview with Saalt
Jun 8, 2018 • 19 min
Happy Best Friends Day! In honor of this holiday, I interviewed Cherie and Amber of Saalt about their up and coming business which offers clean, sustainable and renewable solutions to period care. That sounds like something you would talk about with your…
Episode 19 – Lessons from my 38th Year
Jun 4, 2018 • 25 min
Today I’m talking about lessons I learned in my 38th year. I recorded this episode on my 39th birthday. I like to take some time every year on my birthday to reflect on the experiences and lessons from the past year. As I was doing this ritual today, I…
Episode 18 – Interview with Chelsea Brown
May 28, 2018 • 22 min
Today’s guest is an information security consultant comp TS security plus certified, which basically means she’s really good at tech and she’s passionate about keeping our kids safe online. She is a wife and mom of 3 kiddos under the age of 4, so she’s…
Episode 17 – Interview with Crystal Escobar
May 21, 2018 • 34 min
This week I chatted with an amazing mother of 4, a wife, a blogger, an author and a fellow podcaster who is hosting a live event in Utah on June 23rd. Her name is Crystal Escobar. I loved talking with her, because she was totally open and willing to share…
Episode 16 – Interview with Russell Brunson
May 14, 2018 • 45 min
I have a very special guest on the podcast today. He’s my neighbor and good friend, Russell Brunson. Over the past 10 years, Russell has built a following of over a million entrepreneurs, sold hundreds of thousands of copies of his books, popularized the…
Episode 15 – Failure
May 7, 2018 • 19 min
Today’s episode is all about one of my favorite subjects, failure. I will talk about the fear of failure and how that could be keeping you stuck and living small. I offer tips about how to dispel the fear and live your very best life. I refer to the book,…
Episode 14 – Interview with Ginger Zee
Apr 30, 2018 • 27 min
Today’s interview is with ABC’s chief meteorologist and Good Morning America personality, Ginger Zee. Ginger lives in New York City with her husband Ben, and her two boys, Adrian and Miles. She recently wrote a book called Natural Disasters - I Cover Them…
Episode 13 – Ideas on Responsible Smart Phone and Social Media Use
Apr 23, 2018 • 33 min
Today’s episode is a follow up to last week’s episode with Collin Kartchner about using smart phones and social media responsibly. Today, I’m sharing some ideas that have worked with my family and other ideas I have found to help us not be so addicted to…
Episode 11 – Interview with Collin Kartchner
Apr 16, 2018 • 40 min
Today’s episode is an interview with a Utah husband and father of four who is passionate about helping our youth avoid the pitfalls of smart phones and social media when they are too young to navigate the turbulent waters of unfettered opinions about…
Episode 12 – Interview with Rachel Neilson
Apr 9, 2018 • 33 min
This weeks episode is with a podcaster, wife, mom and former English Teacher. Her name is Rachel Neilson and her podcast is called 3 in 30 takeaways for moms. She has a great concept where each of her episodes is no longer than 30 minutes, but she leaves…
Episode 10 – Interview with Jody Moore
Apr 2, 2018 • 38 min
This week, we have a special guest on the podcast. She is a wife, a mother of 4 children, a podcaster and an amazing certified life coach…Jody Moore. I have been listening to her podcast for years and absolutely love everything she teaches, so I was so…
Episode 9 – Where True Beauty Comes From
Mar 26, 2018 • 19 min
On today’s episode, we’re going to talk about the source of true beauty. Contrary to popular belief, beauty does not come from a perfectly toned body, clear skin, long flowing hair, big blue eyes or high cheekbones. True beauty comes from within. I will…
Episode 8 – Interview with Jamie Hilton
Mar 19, 2018 • 40 min
Today’s interview is with Jamie Hilton of Boise, Idaho. She is a former Mrs. Idaho who survived a tragic accident that could have killed her or left her severely brain damaged. She had so much swelling in her brain, that her doctors had to remove one…
Episode 7 – Finding Your Life’s Purpose
Mar 12, 2018 • 20 min
This week I talk about finding and living your life’s purpose. I believe we all have an important and unique purpose to fulfill and that our talents and experiences qualify us to perform this purpose the way only we can do it. I give 3 tips for figuring…
Episode 6 – Interview with Steve Cook
Mar 5, 2018 • 51 min
This week’s episode is an interview with an old friend, Steve Cook. Steve is a fitness personality on Youtube. He’s a Gym Shark athlete, launching his own line of gym apparel. He just opened his own gym in St. George, called Fitness Culture in St. George,…
Episode 5 – Having the right attitude about exercise
Feb 26, 2018 • 26 min
This week I talk about having the right attitude about exercise. Some of us exercise to to punish ourselves or think we can hate ourselves thin, but this is not true. Let’s change our thoughts so we exercise because we love our bodies and want them to…
Episode 4 – Interview with Sara Wells
Feb 19, 2018 • 37 min
Today, I interviewed one of my very favorite people ever! She is a wife, mother of 4 boys, best-selling author, social media influencer, business owner, great friend and amazing human! She shares with us some secrets of her own success as well as failures…
Episode 3 – My Story and Experience with Depression
Feb 12, 2018 • 22 min
This episode is all about my story and experience with depression. If you have ever struggled with depression or have a loved one who struggles, this episode is for you! I want you to know it’s a normal part of being a human and you are never alone. This…
Episode 2 – Self Love and Acceptance
Feb 6, 2018 • 18 min
Today I’m talking about the greatest lesson it took me almost 40 years to learn. The importance of loving and accepting ourselves, regardless of what other’s think about us. Powerful phrases like… what others think about us is none of our business and you…
Episode 1 – Developing a Growth Mindset
Feb 6, 2018 • 20 min
Today’s episode is about operating from a fixed vs. a growth mindset and how changing our thinking can change our behavior and ultimately our results. I’ve offered some definitions, history and practical applications of some growth mindset phrases.
Episode 0 – About Me and On the Brighter Side
Feb 6, 2018 • 9 min
This is just the about me and my podcast episode. It will give you a little bit of information about me and how my podcast, On the Brighter Side came to be.