044 – Productivity Tools & Health Update; Summer Podcast Schedule & the State of the Startup

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Leslie answers a listener question about productivity tools and just manages to avoid going completely down the rabbit hole; Laura gives a brief health update; and we discuss the podcast Summer Schedule and what it means for Marriage Startup to come out of beta.

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043 – Questions & Answers with Dr. Marc Wagner

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In this episode, Dr. Marc Wagner of BioFlourish answers a few questions from listeners about Functional Medicine and Human Flourishing. He offers info on how to find someone like him in your area, and discusses Leslie’s progress a bit more with him.

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042 Rise to the Challenge pt.3, Leslie and Adrenal Fatigue

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In this episode, Dr. Marc Wagner of BioFlourish discusses Leslie’s health assessment and food/mood log. It’s another deep dive with lots of fancy vocabulary! We’ve tried to flesh out the resources for you below, and we encourage you to contact us (either via email or the comments on this episode post) if you have any questions for us, or Dr. Wagner. We will be doing a listener feedback show specifically for this series, so that Dr. Wagner has ample opportunity to address your questions.

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041 – The Magic of Same-sex Friendships

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In this episode, we answer a listener question and talk about our different circles of friends and acquaintances. Noting that we cannot be Everyone and Everything to each other and that marriage cannot be lived in a vacuum of just two people, we discuss what makes our other relationships valuable assets to our lives, businesses, and marriage.

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040 – Rise to the Challenge pt.2, Laura’s Health Assessment

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In this episode, Dr. Marc Wagner of BioFlourish discusses Laura’s health assessment and food/mood log. It gets pretty heavy, pretty fast – so hold on tight! We’ve tried to flesh out the resources for you below, and we encourage you to contact us (either via email or the comments on this episode post) if you have any questions for us, or Dr. Wagner. We will be doing a listener feedback show specifically for this series, so that Dr. Wagner has ample opportunity to address your questions.

Laura’s Protocol

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Glossary

Our transcriptionist, Siobhan, helpfully compiled this list of hard-to-pronounce/decipher terms and phrases used in this episode. That way, if there’s something you want to Google, you can at least begin with the correct spelling!

  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Cortisol
  • Crucifer
  • Curcumin
  • Gynoid distribution
  • Hashimoto’s
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR)
  • Microbiome
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Phytate
  • Selenium
  • Serotonin
  • SSRI (Sertraline, Zoloft)
  • Turmeric
  • Tryptophan

039 – Pause & Praise

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In this episode we press pause because we need a breather. It’s been a rough four weeks and this past week was especially challenging ending with one of the worst weeks in the twelve year history of our marriage. Ugh. We reset by giving praise & thanks to each other, our family, our friends, and the gracious Marriage Startup community.

Our almost two-year old son Ethan makes a guest appearance in what may be our most un-professional yet totally on-message show yet.

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038 – Rise to the Challenge pt.1, Understanding the Food – Performance Connection

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We begin season 3 with a deep dive into our health. We’re going on a health adventure with our friend Dr. Marc Wagner in search of what Aristotle called eudaemonia, or “Human Flourishing”. Dr. Wagner puts it like this. “It’s a journey intimately bound up with Food, Movement, Sleep, Stress, and Connectedness.” Do we want to lose weight? Yes. Do we want mental clarity? Yes. Do we want fad diets or “woo woo” solutions? No. Do we want science and a holistic approach to health? Yes. Here we go.

We also bring you up to speed on the last 3 weeks of our lives… its been intensive, especially for Leslie.

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5 Pillars of Human Flourishing

  1. Food
  2. Movement
  3. Sleep
  4. Stress
  5. Connectedness

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037 – Invest in Love (Subtle, Sublime)

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We discuss why we don’t compromise with each other or in their marriage. In this episode we explain how we invest in each other instead. It’s also the end of season 2, talk about what to expect at the start of season 3 (May 11), and there may be an easter egg at the very end.

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Special note: Thank you so much to Siobhan for helping us have the transcript ready when we first publish the episode! In the past this wasn’t possible due to the way we, meaning Laura and I, produced the show. But this time we had everything done early, got the show to Siobhan early, and she got it ready for release. Hooray!

MarriageStartup 037, transcript (pdf)

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Oscar the Boxer, Gracie the Greatest Dane, and Leslie, future podcaster

036 – Compromise, the Champion of Mediocrity

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In this episode, we discuss why we don’t compromise with each other, and why we think that’s healthy for our marriage. Strong opinions, we have them! Are you pro or con compromise? Please let us know what your experience has been!

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Heads up, there is only one more episode in season 2! It’s gone fast! Next week ends season two and then we are taking a one week break before season 3 starts. However, we already have the first arc of season 3 in the planning stages and its on health. Specifically our health and taking a deep dive into how we live. This first arc of season 3 will be co-produced with Dr. Marc Wagner who will be guiding us through a bunch of things, especially on the food side of things. If you have health related topics, especially about food, that you’d like us to talk and/or test with Dr. Wagner, please start letting us know now. In this episode we go into a little more detail about what to expect, but we wanted to start telling people about it right now.

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035 – 2015 1st Quarter Retrospective

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In this episode, Laura and I interview each other about how the year is going so far for each of us individually, professionally, and as a couple using Leslie’s goto “Retrospective” format.

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The Retrospective questions: 

  1. What should I stop doing?
  2. What should I continue doing?
  3. What can I do better?
  4. What have I learned that I need to write down so I don’t forget?
  5. What things are blocking my progress?

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