021 Getting Healthy Part 5: Never Give Up, Never Surrender! Or Let’s Make it Through Thanksgiving

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Survive Thanksgiving!

Survive Thanksgiving!

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In this episode we review how we’ve stayed on the health wagon despite the challenges and trials we’ve faced this week. We answer a hefty reader question about “Life Kanban” and finally make the “learn to cook” Trello board live! And as always, we talk about what we’re going to do for each other this week.

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020 Getting Healthy Part 4: In Sickness and in Health; Beware the Can of Beans

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The bean can of doom!

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In this episode we talk about what happens to our health routines when we get sick, and how we plan to pick up our momentum after we’ve recovered. We’ll tell the story of the last few days of sickness and snowstorms, culminating in a trip to the emergency room. We’ll talk about how Leslie’s cooking lessons are going, why you should sign up for Trello, and finally talk about what we’re going to do for each other this week.

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019 Getting Healthy Part 3: Mind over Mass

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Getting Healthy, Kitten style!

Getting healthy, kitten style!

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In this episode we talk about the power of our thoughts about health and exercise, and what we are doing to combat some of the negative thinking that pops up. We give a progress update on our diet, exercise, and how the “life changes” are going over all. We answer a couple reader questions about our process and mindsets in the getting healthy quest. Leslie reveals his “Leslie learns to cook plan!” And we end the show with what we’re going to do for each other this week.

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018 Getting Healthy Part 2: Family Exercise Culture; We Get Our Fit On!

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photo credit: Stéfan via photopin cc

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In this episode, we talk about our health goals, strategies and tactics. Leslie nerds out about exercise apps, Laura discusses the health implications of weaning, and we commit to transparency and communication as we champion each other’s success.

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017 Getting Healthy Part 1: Fighting Fear of Food & Fat

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Photo Credit: ~Ania T.~ via Compfight cc

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In this episode Leslie and Laura kick off the “Getting Healthy” series, their plan to get the family healthier. They tell their own personal health histories, talk transparently about their pain points and stuck places, and make two important requests from listeners. Laura admits that she had no real idea how the mechanics of food and weight gain/loss work and Leslie commits to learning to cook. Laura also shares how she survived on only six foods for five months as she struggled to diagnose their daughter’s food intolerances.

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Mageirocophobia – Fear of Cooking (also available in t-shirt form)

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016 The Space Between

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In this episode Leslie and Laura take a break to enjoy “the space between doing all the things.” Its an invitation to intentionally embrace and enjoy the quiet, fleeting moments that take place the hard work and drama that life can bring. Also, they tell you what a “shrub drink” is.

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015 How to Change Your Life Part 6: The End is a Beginning

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Wheatstacks, End of Summer, by Claude Monet

Wheatstacks, End of Summer, by Claude Monet

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On today’s show we wrap up our “How to Change Your Life” series by taking a look at where we are right now versus where we started. We focus on Leslie’s journey, especially his Essential Intent and how living it has helped him eliminate a bunch of other stuff to focus on what really matters. Laura gives an update on how the treatment of her depression is going and we give a sneak preview of the next big topic. We got interviewed on another podcast and it goes live this week. We’ll tell you where to listen to our interview. And, as always, we close the show with What we’re going to do for each other this week.

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014 How to Change Your Life Part 5: Marriage kanban, Visualize and Do the Work for the Win!

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"Marriage Kanban" - a simple, effective way to make your family a team

“Marriage Kanban” – a simple, effective way to make your family a team

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We implement “Marriage Kanban” a simple way to get the most important things done as a team. We talk about the effect kanban has on our lives and how it brings us together as a family. We also give an update on Laura and her relationship with Depression. And finally Leslie reveals his “essential intent” along with his new business, Glimmering.com.

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013 How to Change Your Life Part 4: Choosing is Hard When You have Depression

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Paulina Lake Hotsprings

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We’re in the process of changing our lives and we have the audacity to do it publicly as podcast series. We’ve been using Essentialism by Greg McKeown as a loose guide. One of the main tenets of the book is that we have to exercise our power of choice. Last week, Laura chose to quit her day job as full-time homemaker. This week we’re bringing clarity to what that actually means and how we can start supporting her in that transition. Our first step is simply making a list of what her job as a homemaker was and then also creating a list of things she chooses to keep doing. It was a lot harder than it sounds because what we do gets so mixed up with who we are. Then you throw depression into the mix and the difficulty hits ten.

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012 – How to Change Your Life – Part 3: Pace Yourself & Other Critical Things to Know When Making Life Changing Moves

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"Chewie and Han" (Calvin and Hobbes) by Chris Wahl. Originally done for a t-shirt which is, sadly, out of print.

“Chewie and Han” (Calvin and Hobbes) by Chris Wahl. Originally done for a t-shirt which is, sadly, out of print.

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We are changing our lives in major ways in order to live life to the full. To start this process we’ve been following the book Essentialism, the Disciplined Pursuit of Doing Less as the context for the changes we’re making. In this episode, we give an update on how Laura’s daily Escape time has gone for both of us. We fight back against three soul-sucking thought habits:  “I have to,” “It’s all important,” “I can do it all.” And Laura quits her job.

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