Pieces of a Woman

Cristie and DeAnna

Each episode we will discuss and share real stories that are relevant, inspiring and engaging as it relates to women and the life that shape us into who we are today. Every episode will be committed to engaging conversations that will include interviews with influential women, leaders, healers, authors, and close friends. We will discuss EVERYTHING, nothing is off the table, except politics, we will leave that one off the table. DeAnna and Cristie will explore every genre from loss, grief, spirituality, divorce, marriage, raising children, blended families, infidelity, sex, menopause, girlfriends, those damn readers we now have hoarded in every room of the house, hormones, mental health, alcohol, addiction, fitness and ALL experiences and challenges that shaped us into the powerful women we have become today. Our goals and intentions are to connect our audience with services, people, and communities to help meet their needs while they explore and learn more about who they are and their purpose now and in the future. We hope our learning journey together will connect us with serious topics as well as lots of laughter and maybe some tears. read less
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Episodes

Boundaries in Your 50’s
12-06-2024
Boundaries in Your 50’s
Summary:In today's episode of the "Pieces of a Woman Podcast," Cristie and DeAnna tackle the topic of setting boundaries, particularly in your 50's. They discuss how the awareness and importance of boundaries have become more prominent over time, contrasting their earlier years of always saying "yes" to adopting a more selective approach today. They share personal experiences from family dynamics to workplace settings, reflecting on how establishing clear boundaries has been crucial for their mental health and well-being. This episode is a straightforward conversation about the power of saying "no," the importance of respecting your own limits, and the overall impact of boundaries on leading a balanced life.Key Takeaways:[01:00] The importance of setting boundaries across various aspects of life, especially in your 50s.[05:40] How establishing boundaries is crucial for mental health and personal growth.[08:00] The dynamics of setting and respecting boundaries in both personal and professional contexts.[12:30] Techniques for setting healthy boundaries through self-awareness and effective communication.[16:00] Reactions to setting boundaries and handling negative responses.[19:00] The role of boundaries in prioritizing and balancing life.[25:00] Discussing work-life balance and the significance of setting boundaries to prioritize personal relationships.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Article: How to Set Healthy Boundaries With Anyone The Ed Mylett Show: Robin Sharma on Living Life on Your Own Terms The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin SharmaThe Wealth Money Can't Buy by Robin SharmaThe Daily Mastery Podcast by Robin Sharma Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile...
The Emotional Shock of Retirement
15-05-2024
The Emotional Shock of Retirement
Summary:In today’s episode of the Pieces of a Woman Podcast, Cristie and DeAnna discuss the emotional and often overlooked sides of retirement. Sharing from their own lives and conversations with friends who are navigating this major life shift, they broaden the usual retirement discussion beyond the financials to focus on the mental and emotional readiness that’s so crucial. They discuss how retirement reshapes your identity, everyday life, and even personal relationships—especially when spouses retire at different times. They also shed light on the "retirement blues," a lesser-known yet significant issue, and share strategies for tackling this new chapter with vitality and enthusiasm. From picking up new hobbies and navigating social shifts to fortifying mental health, Cristie and DeAnna highlight the need for broad retirement planning that supports financial security and emotional and social well-being, ensuring a rich and rewarding retirement.Key Takeaways:[01:00] The importance of mental and emotional readiness for retirement.[03:00] How retirement reshapes your identity.[06:00] The complexities of adjusting relationships when one spouse retires before the other.[08:00] Insights into recognizing and managing retirement blues.[11:00] The importance of staying actively engaged through hobbies and community involvement to combat the potential isolation and inactivity of retirement.[13:00] The importance of adjusting to social changes and maintaining strong social connections to enhance post-retirement life.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.
Empower HER, Navigating Women’s Health with Expert Advice
10-04-2024
Empower HER, Navigating Women’s Health with Expert Advice
Summary:Welcome back to the Pieces of a Woman Podcast! Join Cristie and DeAnna for an eye-opening episode, where they sit down with Mary Scott, a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner who's got a wealth of knowledge on sexual and reproductive health. Mary offers profound insights into a spectrum of women's health issues, spanning from the vibrant years of young adulthood to the golden years of menopause and beyond. They're diving deep into an array of important topics, including various birth control methods, the nuances of urinary tract infections, the importance of pelvic floor health, and the often-overlooked details of women's sexual well-being. This conversation is all about unpacking those crucial health topics, laying down a solid base of knowledge, and arming you with the know-how to stride through your health journey with confidence. With Cristie, DeAnna, and Mary's engaging talks, expert pointers, and stories you can relate to, they're lighting the way to a better grasp and management of women's health, inspiring you to take charge of your well-being with newfound zest.Key Takeaways:[4:09] Reproductive healthcare for young women[8:12] Birth control methods and their effectiveness[12:57] Sexual health and hygiene for young people[15:31] Vaginal health and birth control methods[19:00] Fertility tracking and the rhythm method[25:40] STD trends and prevention strategies[36:45] Women's health and hysterectomy, including pap smears and ovarian cancer screening[42:04] Breast cancer prevention and health literacy[47:50] Vaginal estrogen and urinary tract infections in menopause[51:27] Pelvic floor health and surgeriesResources Mentioned in This Episode:Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an Apple Podcast Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.
What's On Your Bucket List?
13-12-2023
What's On Your Bucket List?
Summary:Have you ever pursued anything on your bucket list? Maybe you’ve never taken a moment to write down everything and anything you’ve ever wanted to do in this life. In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna are talking about the power of creating a bucket list, allowing yourself to live your most authentic life (with zero regrets), and why it’s time to start thinking about your bucket list today! Key Takeaways:[01:48] Why you’ll never have more time[04:47] Cristie shares what she’s most grateful for in 2023 [05:55] DeAnna shares a story that had a major impact on her recently[07:57] Who is Ben Nemtin?[09:05] The power of a bucket list[10:55] Cristie & DeAnna share some of their top bucket list items[12:01] Why having a bucket list is so important[14:48] Talking your dreams into existence is a thing![18:12] More bucket list items that Cristie & DeAnna have on their list[21:35] Getting passed the intimidation factorResources Mentioned in This Episode:The Bucket List Journal by Ben NemtinCheck out Ben’s website here and follow him on Instagram.Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
How to Start a Podcast with Alexis Archuleta
15-11-2023
How to Start a Podcast with Alexis Archuleta
Summary:In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna sit down with their podcast manager, Alexis Archuleta to talk about what it takes to start a podcast. Alexis works behind the scenes of Pieces of a Woman. From editing the episodes to writing show notes, she helps guide Cristie and DeAnna along the way, keeping them organized and on track each month. They talk about the benefits of outsourcing and what you need to get started.Learn More About Alexis:Alexis is a former TV News Producer turned Podcast Manager. She started her online business as a way to incorporate her love of travel into her life. Now, going on 4 years, Alexis helps business owners and passionate hobbyists level up their podcast visibility with professional audio and video. She offers launch and ongoing management services and continues to provide value to her clients while also giving them their time back so they can focus on what they do best.Alexis is based in Austin, Texas but you'll usually find her on a plane traveling to another country, exploring new places, and eating the local foods. Key Takeaways:[01:42] - Cristie & DeAnna talk about the beginning of their podcast[02:36] - DeAnna shares recent podcast stats[03:13] - Why you should choose podcasting too [04:02] - Meet Alexis & how she got started as a Podcast Manager[06:42] - Where to start if a podcast is on your bucket list[10:41] - What you need to launch a podcast[13:47] - The benefits of having a podcast manager[15:38] - Podcast editor vs. Podcast manager[18:30] - What platform should you use?[19:09] - Is there too much competition?[20:00] - Client success story and how their podcast changed their business[24:46] - This is for you if you’re ready to outsource but not sure howResources Mentioned in This Episode:For gear & equipment recommendations, download the Pod Launch Checklist Freebie here.To learn more about Alexis's services, check out her website.You can also connect with Alexis on YouTube or Instagram.Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile...
How Confronting Shame Can Transform the Future
18-10-2023
How Confronting Shame Can Transform the Future
Summary:In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna get vulnerable as they share their personal experiences with shame and how it has shown up in their own lives. They talk about it as a catalyst for change in future generations and the ripple effect it has when you recognize shame coming up for you. Cristie and DeAnna don’t hold back as they talk about where shame comes from, why it’s so important to talk about it, and how to work through it.Key Takeaways:[03:38] - How shame showed up for Cristie & when she started to recognize it in her life[04:46] - Taking ownership of your emotions in order to let go[05:52] - The key to deeper connections[06:58] - Mom shaming & social media[08:14] - DeAnna shares her experience with shame showing up in her life[10:00] - The power of friendships[11:08] - Shame vs. Guilt: what’s the difference?[13:18] - Why understanding the shame showing up in your life can affect future generations [15:50] - How to identify “shame”[16:56] - 4 elements of shame resilience Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Episode 56 - Atlas of the Heart - Book ReviewCheck out the books, Atlast of the Heart and Daring Greatly by Brene BrownAre video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Taking the Leap
13-09-2023
Taking the Leap
Summary:In this episode, Cristie turns the mic on DeAnna as she shares some big news on her recent career decision. Her candid story serves as a beacon of encouragement that your identity is more than your career and that it’s okay to change course in order to align with your values. Tune in as they shed some light on DeAnna’s transition and her plans to embrace her new priorities. Key Takeaways:[02:03] DeAnna shares her latest news and her motivation behind the change[04:37] The #1 thing that holds you back from any decision[06:13] How to detach from the identity built around your career[09:20] Taking your strength in one area and using it somewhere else[10:26] DeAnna walks us through her process of making her big decision[13:51] Finding the beauty in putting you first[16:01] Navigating outside opinions when making a decision[20:02] The best advice DeAnna has received so far that you can apply in your own lifeResources Mentioned in This Episode:Check out the book: From Strength to StrengthEpisode 83 - Achieving Balance and Joy as a Guilt-Free Working MomAre video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Achieving Balance and Joy as a Guilt-Free Working Mom
16-08-2023
Achieving Balance and Joy as a Guilt-Free Working Mom
Summary:In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna delve into the topic of work-life balance as a working mom. They shatter the misconception that women must choose between their careers and staying at home, highlighting the fact that they can juggle both successfully. Cristie and DeAnna reflect on their past choices and reveal some of their biggest regrets while exposing societal standards that have been pushed on women for years. This episode will empower women of all ages, in all walks of life, to embrace their decisions confidently, knowing they understand their own needs and their families best.Key Takeaways:[01:14] What Cristie and DeAnna have been up to[02:02] The vulnerable conversation that sparked this episode[04:04] DeAnna reflects on past choices and her decision to chase her career[05:15] The moment you become unselfish[06:03] Cristie shares her experiences as both a career woman & stay-at-home mom [07:40] Juggling the emotional side of being a career-driven woman vs. a stay-at-home mom[07:53] DeAnna shares her biggest regret[08:42] Cristie speaks about her current guilt she struggles with[10:03] The evolution of guilt to acceptance[13:55] Parenting in the teen years[15:02] Navigating the re-invention of yourself following the years after being a stay-at-home mom[17:03] Important lessons that came from the pandemic [19:00] How the values have shifted over time Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
"The10Ninety" Podcast
20-07-2023
"The10Ninety" Podcast
*Content Warning* - this episode discusses suicide and may be triggering for some individuals.Summary:This week's episode is a unique one as we share Cristie's recent guest interview on The10Ninety Podcast, hosted by Mason Sawyer and Sam Josie. Cristie bares all as she talks about the tragic loss of her son Taylor and the work she's done to shine a light on mental health and suicide prevention.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Tune into Mason's episode on Pieces of a Woman here.Check out Infinite Vision Clothing on Instagram and FacebookAre video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Beauty is Personal
14-06-2023
Beauty is Personal
Summary:Aging is a natural and beautiful part of life, but seeking cosmetic procedures isn’t all bad. In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna discuss their beauty secrets and treatments they’ve had done, while also learning how to embrace who they are as an individual. While the decision to get cosmetic work done is entirely up to the person, Cristie and DeAnna share why it’s important to remember that your beauty is more than what meets the eye.Key Takeaways:[03:10] Beauty stats you need to know for men and women[04:50] Cristie and DeAnna’s thoughts on “preventive” botox[05:27] Cristie shares her beauty secrets [06:23] DeAnna’s shares her beauty secrets[08:58] The aggressive procedure Cristie committed to but wasn’t ready for [14:39] The botox game changer [19:48] Beauty advice for 30-year-olds[21:02] Finding the balance between your personal aging, your body, and having work done[23:33] The importance of investing in your inner beauty first Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Episode 12 - 50s...Fu@#ing Fabulous!Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
The 10Ninety Rule with Mason Sawyer
31-05-2023
The 10Ninety Rule with Mason Sawyer
Summary:In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna speak with Mason Sawyer after losing his wife, children, brother, and nephew to a horrifying car accident, leaving his 3-year-old son as the only survivor. Mason gets vulnerable as he shares what the process of healing has looked like for him, the guilt he faced after the accident, and how he’s fought to avoid the victim mentality. This is a story of resilience and surviving insurmountable trauma. At 32-years-old, Mason has since become a mental health advocate for people of all ages by openly sharing his story through speaking engagements, support groups, and ultimately launching his own podcast, The 10Ninety, as a way to shed light on life’s challenges and how to overcome them.Key Takeaways:[03:50] Mason shares his unbelievably tragic story of losing his family in a car accident[10:29] The #1 thing Mason has learned in processing this trauma[13:06] The difficulties that come in the 2nd year of processing trauma[16:37] The positive impact Mason has had on men’s mental health [18:39] What is the 10Ninety Rule?[24:36] How Mason feels about the person he is now[27:27] How his 3-year-old son who miraculously survived the accident is doing today [29:39] The #1 motivation keeping him going[31:17] Why you should never compare your grief to someone else’s[36:34] Avoiding the trap of the victim mentality[38:47] The #1 piece of advice to support anyone experiencing any type of trauma [42:05] What would 15-year-old Mason say to 32-year-old Mason?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Learn more about the 10Ninety Podcast by visiting their website.You can also connect with Mason on Instagram!Tune into Cristie's episode on the 10Ninety Podcast here.Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Building a Resilient Mind
24-05-2023
Building a Resilient Mind
Summary:Every single person that walks this planet deals with mental health in some capacity or another. In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna are talking about mental health on a broad spectrum but remain sensitive to the fact that there are many areas to focus on. A disclaimer - this episode is not telling you how to fix any mental health issues solely on a state of mind. Cristie and DeAnna are sharing their personal experiences, how mental health can affect people differently, and how to move forward with the right tools. Key Takeaways:[02:06] What “mental health” means to Cristie and DeAnna[07:16] One practice that Cristie incorporates in her life when she feels triggered[09:28] What is resilience?[10:30] How Cristie formed her resilient tendency[12:07] A message to those who struggle to see the light at the end of the tunnel[14:40] Ask yourself this when you feel out of control[15:16] The difference between strength vs. resilience[16:04] 3 characteristics that make a resilient personResources Mentioned in This Episode:American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/ National Alliance on Mental Health: https://www.nami.org/Home Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Family Vacation Planning
29-03-2023
Family Vacation Planning
Summary:In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna talk about their experiences planning family vacations with their adult children (and sometimes, grandchildren). They share their tips and tricks on how to create a financial plan, what they do based on their children’s income, and what they love most about these trips as a whole. Family vacations look different for everyone and don’t always have to be a luxurious getaway. Cristie and DeAnna discuss their family dynamics and put into perspective some of the things they consider before planning a big trip and what family travel may look like once you hit retirement.Key Takeaways:[04:00] Things to consider when planning your family trip [06:41] How old is “too old” for family vacations?[08:14] Do your kids appreciate family vacations?[09:13] Lessons learned when traveling with your kids[12:58] Getting on the same page with your partner when planning a trip[16:41] How to decide your travel itinerary based on your budget[19:15] The benefits of family travelResources Mentioned in This Episode:Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
The Gift You Can Give Your Marriage
15-03-2023
The Gift You Can Give Your Marriage
Summary:Marriage is hard work. In this episode, Cristie gets vulnerable as she shares why she and her husband decided to take time apart from their marriage. Cristie and DeAnna dive deep into what it takes to put in the work, not only with your partner but within yourself. They discuss why taking a step back to focus on yourself can be the ultimate gift your marriage may need. Cristie’s story will also inspire you to re-examine yourself in your marriage and ask the question, am I happy? From her hardest moments to finding the clarity she needed, Cristie bares all in this emotional, yet powerful episode.Key Takeaways:[01:47] - Cristie updates us on how her new career change is going[05:42] - Cristie gets vulnerable as she shares her relationship struggles [14:34] - What DeAnna admires most about Cristie and Kenny [17:30] - How to be alone after 20+ years of marriage[19:50] - The different steps of self-care and how each one has helped Cristie in different ways[27:24] - Kenny’s biggest takeaways from focusing on his own self-care[28:49] - How to cope when you’re not sure of your relationship’s outcome33:48 - The powerful moment Cristie found the clarity she needed[38:15] - Cristie & Kenny’s special event shared with their whole familyResources Mentioned in This Episode:Episode 72 - Change Your Breath, Change Your LifeEpisode 74 - The Mental & Emotional Impact of Making Tough DecisionsEpisode 75 - The Power of ServingCheck out Jay Shetty’s book, 8 Rules of Love: How to Find It, Keep It, and Let It GoAre video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest...
Our Favorite Things (Holiday Gift Edition)
07-12-2022
Our Favorite Things (Holiday Gift Edition)
Summary:We all know that the holidays can be stressful and hectic. It's easy to feel like you're running out of time or feeling frustrated trying to find that "perfect gift" your loved ones would enjoy. But don't stress - because, in this episode, Cristie and DeAnna discuss some of their favorite gift ideas that are sure to please anyone on your list!They also talk about the importance of giving experiences rather than material things and share tips on how to make the most of a girls' weekend getaway. So if you're looking for unique gift ideas that will make your loved ones smile, this episode is for you!Key Takeaways:[02:24] DeAnna and Cristie each share their favorite moisturizer of all time[03:44] A candle scent that DeAnna can't get enough of lately[05:05] Other gift ideas that would make great stocking stuffers[06:10] Gorgeous candles Cristie loves that'll add sparkle any day[06:50] This kind of bedsheet that'll make you want to buy backups[08:55] 3 gifts given by a beloved friend that DeAnna and Cristie loved so much, they had to share what they are[11:35] A piece of clothing that looks good on everyone[12:23] Practical gift ideas with a reasonable price range that anyone would love[13:40] Kitchen appliances for that foodie in your life[15:20] One home appliance that's perfect for travel and if you don't have an iron on-hand[16:29] Beauty products that are perfect for the woman on the go[18:37] Why experiences make the best gifts, and how to plan a girls' weekend getawayResources Mentioned in This Episode:DeAnna’s gift ideas:NatureWell Extra Virgin Coconut Moisturizing CreamFrasier Fir Dish SoapBamboo SheetsMinky Couture BlanketsIKEA Paring KnifeGeometry TowelsMicrofiber Face ClothsAlbion Jetsetter PantsNespresso Coffee MachineClothes Steamer
The Power of Serving
23-11-2022
The Power of Serving
Summary:It's the season of giving and gratitude! And in today's episode, Cristie and Deanna are talking about how you can give back in ways that you may have not thought of before. From volunteering your time to simply being kind, there's always something you can do to make a difference in someone else's life. And sometimes, the biggest act of kindness is just simply showing up.So If you're looking for ways to give back this holiday season, or any time of year, tune in for some great ideas on how you can make a difference.Thanks for listening and we hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!Key Takeaways:[02:05] Cristie and Deanna share how they'll be celebrating Thanksgiving with their loved ones[05:44] How to prep for causes you feel passionate about[07:26] A heartwarming example of how a workplace can rally together to give back[09:54] How you can make a difference by simply being present for others[13:29] Ways in which you can show your kids how to give back[14:45] The benefits of using your time to serve others[16:48] Goal-setting and accountability for giving back and being of service to others[18:53] A powerful story of Cristie's brother, aka the Soup Man, and how he's made a difference in so many people's lives [20:58] A reminder that we can make a difference every single day, no matter how big or small our actions may beResources Mentioned in This Episode:To learn more about Thanksgiving Heroes, check our their website.Other organizations - Catholic Community Services , The Christmas Box House Episode 71 - Creating Positive Change with 100 HumanitariansAre video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
The Mental & Emotional Impact of Making Tough Decisions
09-11-2022
The Mental & Emotional Impact of Making Tough Decisions
Summary:A recent life change that Cristie deems one of the toughest in her career sparks this week’s conversation. Cristie and DeAnna sit down in person for the first time in a while to discuss how they navigate big decisions, the impact it has on themselves, their family, and friends, and how to react to someone else’s decision that could affect you. Cristie shares her emotional and mental process that helped guide her decision to leave her decade-long career and focus on her new position, Executive Regional Manager for Security National Mortgage. She talks about how she quieted the external noise and ultimately followed her intuition, making a decision that suits her best.Key Takeaways:[02:15] Cristie’s recent life change she deems one of the toughest decisions in her career [06:00] How to support someone making a big life decision when it affects you[12:34] What it means when someone you know or love has a negative reaction to your decision [17:04] The lesson Cristie learned in choosing to make her career change[20:45] Cristie’s top 3 takeaways from facing a big life decision[23:33] DeAnna’s process on how she approaches tough decisionsResources Mentioned in This Episode:Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Dating After Divorce (as a Single Dad)
26-10-2022
Dating After Divorce (as a Single Dad)
Summary:If you're newly divorced or have been divorced for a while, reentering the dating scene may seem impossible. In this episode, Deanna is joined by her husband Scott, who opens up about his experience when he was a newly divorced dad. He talks about how he navigated the process of co-parenting, dating as a single dad, and how he found love again. Scott and Deanna also share how they've been able to create a happy and healthy relationship for their family.Scott's honest and candid perspective is sure to give you a fresh perspective on dating as a single parent. So if you're ready to start dating again, or are just curious about how it works, this episode is a must-listen!Key Takeaways:[01:45] - Meet Deanna’s husband, Scott[03:12] - The adjustment period after divorce[04:01] - The importance of co-parenting and normalcy for the kids[06:44] - Should you stay in the marriage for the sake of your children or because you feel lonely?[08:29] - Tips on child schedule organization when you're divorced[10:03] - Having a social life and dating as a newly divorced dad[17:08] - A quality Deanna recommends you should look for in a partner[19:05] - Why you need to consider who you date before they become a future stepparent[25:51] - Being a stepparent to older kids[27:30] - Having "the talk" with your kids about who you're dating[34:33] - The question to ask yourself when you start dating again [37:58] - Deanna asks Scott one final, heartfelt question about what it means to be a fatherResources Mentioned in This Episode:Episode 8 - The Past That Shapes You Part 1Episode 9 - The Past That Shapes You Part 2 Episode 21 - The Bloops & Blunders of Our Blended FamiliesEpisode 31 - How to Heal After Divorce and Transform Your Life Feat. Martha BodyfeltAre video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe
Change Your Breath, Change Your Life with Ana Lilia
12-10-2022
Change Your Breath, Change Your Life with Ana Lilia
Summary:In this episode, we're joined by guest Ana Lilia, a breathwork intuitive coach who helps people release stress and connect with their authentic selves. She chats about her work, how she got into it, and the importance of breathwork, transformation, and self-care. We also dive into a guided meditation led by her. Join us as we explore how to connect with our inner selves and give them the love and support they need through this beautiful and powerful practice.Learn More About Ana:Ana Lilia is a UC Berkeley graduate, celebrated breathwork coach, and intuitive healer, whose practice focuses on the breath as a pathway for transformation.Ana is deeply attuned to her clients' needs and creates personalized healing journeys that combine breathwork, intuitive guidance, and curated music. She leaves clients feeling clear, relaxed, and empowered by guiding them through a two-step breathing technique that moves blocked energy and emotions through the body. Ana helps her clients manifest their biggest dreams by reprogramming limiting beliefs and getting them aligned with their goals.She’s been featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Los Angeles Times, Harper's Bazaar, among other publications.Key Takeaways:[01:14] - Meet Ana and learn more about her background[03:51] - What is breathwork and how it can help you[12:43] - Why intuitive breath work is an effective tool for transformational self-care[17:20] - Different types of clients Ana works with[18:41] - How to use breath work to manifest your biggest dreams[22:13] - Our younger selves and looking back to move forward[26:55] - Ways in which you can work with Ana[32:59] - What Ana would tell her 16-year-old self[34:13] - A guided meditation led by AnaResources Mentioned in This Episode:Learn more about Ana and her breath work programs by visiting her website here.You can also connect with Ana on Instagram! Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat here. Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave Us an iTunes Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an...
Creating Positive Change with 100 Humanitarians
28-09-2022
Creating Positive Change with 100 Humanitarians
*Content Warning - In this episode, Heidi mentions her experience with sexual abuse.Summary:What would you do if an unexpected trip led to something you felt passionate about doing for the rest of your life? For today's guest Heidi Totten, it meant starting a non-profit called 100 Humanitarians, an organization that provides opportunities for people to get involved in hands-on humanitarian work locally and internationally.In this episode, Heidi shares her story of how a retreat to Kenya led to a life-changing experience that inspired her to start 100 Humanitarians. She talks about the important work they do in providing medical care, clean water, and education to people in need, as well as the challenges they face in operating a non-profit. Heidi also shares her advice for anyone considering getting involved in humanitarian work, and how we can all make a difference in the world.If you're interested in learning more about 100 Humanitarians or getting involved in their work, listen to the episode and visit their website to see how you can help!Learn More About Heidi:Heidi Totten started building websites in 1997. Her first attempt was a tribute to Leonardo DiCaprio post Romeo & Juliet. She spent 13 years as a Recruiter, building technical teams all over the world. Then, she quit to raise her kids for a few years before jumping into entrepreneurship and helping people with tech and business strategies.She runs The Tech Tribe for coaches and mentors who want to create an online business that integrates their website, membership site with courses and services, email autoresponder, and appointment scheduler.She loves to see the lightbulb go off about what can be created when entrepreneurs understand how to use technical tools to grow their businesses.Heidi has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs over the past 10 years. She runs Heidi Totten Consulting (heiditotten.com) and in 2015 founded 100 Humanitarians International, a non-profit that helps families in Kenya, Africa learn self-reliance and start businesses. She has led over 250 people on 25 expeditions.Heidi is a 3X best-selling author of Homeschool on Fire, Success Through Failing, and My Maasai Name is Nemparnat.Her happy place is hauling down roads in Kenya in dusty jeeps, but she is also known for her love of tacos, guacamole, and chocolate. Key Takeaways:[01:13] Meet Heidi and her story of starting her own business[04:48] How an unexpected trip led to a life-changing experience[07:11] The inception of 100 Humanitarians in the most unlikely place[09:37] The different projects 100 Humanitarians are involved in and the impact its created[16:31] The significant impact on volunteers who go on 100 Humanitarians trips[22:56] Heidi shares the biggest transformations she's seen happen on trips[29:40] Everything you need to know about these trips: who they're for, where you can find more info about them and the cost that covers everything[33:19] Ongoing and urgent projects that Heidi and the team are working on[35:17] The massive project to help women retrieve water safely without being attacked by surrounding wildlife[37:20] Ways in which you can help and get involved with 100 Humanitarians[42:52] Heidi’s advice to her younger self following her harrowing experience with sexual abuseResources Mentioned in This Episode:Learn more about 100 Humanitarians here and the Usana Foundation Garden Towers