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#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…

#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…

#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…

#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…

#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…

#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 …

#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…

#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 . …

#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…

#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…

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#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?

#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…

#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.” …

#165 Exposing Your Kids to the Dark Side -- WHY and HOW

Dec. 28, 2021

Welcome to this episode where we will be discussing a sensitive and sometimes frightening topic to many parents — and that’s WHY and HOW to expose your children to the darkness in order to help them be stronger and more prep…

#164 Teen Mental Health Strategies That WORK! Pattern Interrupts & State Changes

Dec. 21, 2021

In this episode, we’re discussing teen mental health and strategies for helping them not only overcome mental health challenges but to learn to thrive despite their difficult circumstances. We’re empathetic to the real strug…

#163 The Failure to Launch Epidemic and How to Prevent It In YOUR Children & Teens

Dec. 14, 2021

In this episode, we’re talking about Failure to Launch syndrome — a significant growing phenomenon among young adults who are not successfully making the transition to adulthood . Its symptoms include young adults who contin…

#162 'Entertainment Overrun' is Creating a Painful Gap Between Here and the Life of Your Dreams

Dec. 7, 2021

We often receive emails from parents or spouses asking questions -- we love it. (Email us your questions at support @ extraordinaryfamilylife.com) This email asked us: “How can our family create balance and not feel guilty f…

#161 Question Everything -- Including C*vid -- Take Responsibility, And Get Healthy!

Nov. 30, 2021

Under duress, Greg agreed to do ANOTHER podcast touching on issues around C*vid -- but only because someone was confused about our 'statement' and position during the last one. They also believed there were some holes in our…

#160 "You're Good Enough the Way You Are" Isn't the WHOLE Truth

Nov. 9, 2021

It IS true that 'you are good enough the way you are'. You are special. You are lovable. You are allowed to just be YOU. But those ideas are INCOMPLETE truths. You were also designed, created, and evolved to continually aim …

#159 Teenage Rebellion & "Restaurant Parenting"

Nov. 3, 2021

"Rebellion of basically any kind stems from needs that are not being met." "Which needs are commonly not met that are likely to lead to rebellion?" Is there a difference between healthy and unhealthy rebellion ? Do you consi…

#158 The Politicization of C*vid & the V*ccine -- the episode we 'should not' be doing ;)

Sept. 25, 2021

In our last episode (#158), Greg hinted at doing another episode about the v*ccine. I wasn't so sure. But after thinking and discussing it, we decided to do it together -- partly because our individual views balance each oth…

#157 Our Response to 'Incomprehensibly Stupid' Memes & Current Events

Sept. 13, 2021

What happens when you share a 'controversial' meme on social media? Lots of comments and ensuing arguments. In this podcast, Greg and Rachel respond to comments on a meme that was shared which said: "If you've ever wondered …

#156 How to know if you’re WINNING in life

Sept. 5, 2021

How do you know if you’re winning in life? It’s Easier in sports where there’s a scoreboard, but even that isn’t always reflective of true winning. You might lose the game but still be winning in personal improvements, perfo…

#155 This is Why You Misjudge Other People

Aug. 14, 2021

Misjudging people it’s so easy and most of us do it pretty often if not all the time. Outward Symptoms can often help, but not always. They might Look rich but are broke. Look poor but have millions. Look nice but are evil…