Mint Arrow Messages

By Corrine Stokoe

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Mint Arrow Messages is a podcast from blogger and content creator Corrine Stokoe who's best known for her fashion and deal blog Mint Arrow. In Mint Arrow Messages we talk to influencers you know and love about the REAL grit that made them who they are, the hidden stories of struggle, challenge and triumph. We're sharing their stories in hopes to create more awareness, compassion, kindness and understanding in a world that's starving for more goodness.

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Britain Covey on Decisions, Mindset, and Diversity - The Habits and Principles He Leans on for Success
43:28

Britain Covey is a wide receiver for the University of Utah football team, a freshman All-American who ranked fifth all-time at Utah in career punt returns, and led Utah in receiving yards in 2015, 2018, 2020. 

Today, Britain shares some principles that have helped him to become successful, focused, and how he has developed daily habits toward winning. He shares what it was like giving up two years to serve a full-time mission for his church – and then red-shirting three times! He also gives us a peek into what it was like growing up as a grandson of New York Times best-selling author and thought-leader Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

Being on one of the most diverse football teams in the country, Britain believes there’s so much strength to be gained from the diversity in his teammates and friendships with them. 

In a world with too many injustices, this conversation with Britain is a great reminder that we have to always find strength in Christ. At the end of the day, God’s plan is wonderful. Mankind is not going to fix all these injustices – but Christ certainly can. And if we live like Christ, we can do our part as well. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • His underdog story of being a small, undersized quarterback in college
  • To overcome the feeling of intimidation, Britain does two types of visualization: first, making the play and having a good game, and second, not making the play and how he was going to cope with it.
  • How his family played a role in instilling confidence in him
  • Leaving football for two years in the midst of a successful season to serve an LDS mission and why it was the best decision of his life
  • He didn't view the mission as a sacrifice at all, but an opportunity to receive more blessings, to know God better, and to grow as a man
  • If you put God first, He magnifies everything else in your life and things just fall into place. 
  • How he continues to serve the church after his two-year mission in Chile
  • The concept of the "decade of decisions” where you don't want to let things pass you by that you decide who you want to become in your life
  • His grandfather’s impact on him and the things he has adopted in his life
  • How Britain recovered from his knee injury – When things are out of control, focus on things that make you happy.
  • Part of Britain’s morning routine includes prayers and visualizations.
  • How diversity has made their football team stronger
  • The principle of an abundance mindset, specifically being abundant for other people’s success given the competitive society that we have
  • Finding strength in Christ and also in each other’s differences

 

Supporting Resources:

Britain’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/brit_covey2/?hl=en

Britain’s Twitter https://twitter.com/brit_covey2?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey  https://amzn.to/37Dzru2

“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl https://amzn.to/2P3FjXn

 

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Mar 01, 2021
Tia Stokes and Choosing Happy: Finding the Good Through Cancer, Covid, and Grief
42:30

Tia Stokes is a 35-year-old mother of 5 kids who was diagnosed on April 24, 2020, with acute myeloid leukemia. And every day since, she has been documenting her journey of fighting cancer. 

Tia is a dancer, choreographer, owner of two dance studios, and former backup dancer to celebrity singer Beyonce (no big deal!). Today, Tia shares the raw and real ups and downs of having cancer, getting COVID and pneumonia, needing a bone marrow transplant, and also losing her mother after her first round of chemo. 

Tia has a fiercely loyal following of supporters, who dance and cheer her on, and are inspired daily by her positive attitude, her dedication to her family, her faith, and her choice to find the good in everything. She tries to choose happiness every day, no matter the circumstances she's going through. Happiness is a choice and a free agency that we've been given. And she hopes that her story and her experiences can shed light and love to all those around her.

This interview was one of the most inspiring stories I've ever heard and if you need some positive motivation to just keep going, no matter what trial you're facing in life, this episode is just for you! 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • What her life looked like before her diagnosis
  • We never want to hear the word, cancer, and we never think it's going to happen to you – but a part of her had that feeling that she was more than just being sick.
  • When she got the final diagnosis, she had to be admitted to the hospital to have her first chemo induction for 31 days – at a time of COVID.
  • Social media became a great outlet for her so she wouldn’t feel alone and her family would have Zoom call with her every single day
  • Hearing the news that her mother had passed away that morning after her first round of chemo
  • What her life was like doing chemo treatments and getting COVID
  • Learning she had acute kidney failure and pneumonia (She’s currently recovering from her transplant.)
  • How her faith played a huge part in everything she’s going through
  • Her decision to choose positivity every day and some things she does to really make that choice to be positive
  • The power of gratitude that’s scientifically proven
  • How the community she found on TikTok has lifted her spirit

Supporting Resources:

Tia’s Instagram @thetiabeestokes

https://www.instagram.com/thetiabeestokes

 

Tia’s Tik Tok @thetiabeestokes

https://www.tiktok.com/@thetiabeestokes?lang=en 

 

Tia’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHy4zEbH__dzvZUszzV6a6w

 

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Feb 22, 2021
Why We’re Not “Mormons” Anymore
39:31

In 2018, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russell M. Nelson, gave a talk entitled “the correct name of the church” in which he pleaded with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to call the church by the correct name, and not embrace the nickname that was given to our church long ago. This was a correction that spoke directly to my heart. 

In today’s podcast, I’m going to share why both Neil and I feel so passionately about this correction and why we’ve worked really hard to make this change in our conversations both in public and in private settings. What once was a nickname embraced by our church even, “Mormons,” is something we now really try hard to not use anymore so that others will know what we are truly all about. 

Whether you’re a member of our church or not, I hope you listen to this episode and find a greater understanding of why this is actually such a big deal to us. There's something about being willing to defend the Savior and being willing to make that subtle correction with gentleness, kindness, and grace. There's a reason everything is done in the name of Jesus Christ – and that's where the power comes from as well as the healing and hope.

We also talk about the promises, blessings, and good things that come from making the effort to restore the correct name of the Lord's church. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • A call to openness and making sure things are done properly just like how people are now correcting the way they classify different races and different ethnic groups
  • Why calling the church by the correct name is a big deal to the church and to us, personally
  • The negative connotation of the label "Mormon" and how it stemmed from
  • The church is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and not just The Church of Jesus Christ to make that distinction between when Christ initially formed that church and to when it was restored to the earth in the latter days.
  • Saying the name properly and slowly in a way that gives reverence because we are speaking Christ’s name, instead of just spitting it out 
  • Thoughts on the church’s nicknames: To remove the Lord's name from the Lord's church is a major victory for Satan. He gets people to do little things that seem like no big deal.
  • Jesus Christ is the center of everything we do and believe. He is the central part of the Book of Mormon. His name is on our buildings and His name appears bigger on our logo.
  • How making a conscious effort to recognize the Atonement of Jesus Christ in our meetings has created this ripple effect
  • The 12-Step Program is a step-by-step way to utilize the Atonement of Jesus Christ and making Jesus Christ the focus of it and the core solution in recovery.
  • Why we called it The Book of Mormon – We’re not the followers of Mormon. We’re followers of Jesus Christ.
  • The blessings we’ve seen from saying Jesus Christ’s name with reverence and standing up for him even in the name by which his church is called
  • Calling our church by the correct name in a way I want to be associated with being a Christian and with being a disciple of Jesus Christ changes everything for me.

 

Supporting Resources:

Talk by Russell M. Nelson “The Correct Name of the Church” https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2018/10/the-correct-name-of-the-church?lang=eng

 

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Feb 15, 2021
Betsy & Gentry Mikesell on Miracles and The Power of Prayer After an Almost Fatal Plane Crash
45:47

If you're in the mood for an incredibly uplifting and inspiring story on the power of prayer and miracles, you are going to love today's episode!

Betsy Mikesell, co-founder of Beddy’s, and her husband Gentry, share with me their crazy story of getting on a small airplane and crash-landing, and the miracles that followed as her husband Gentry faced life-or-death circumstances – and is still learning to walk again today. In fact, Gentry was able to take a video and capture the final moments before the crash which they’ve shared on their YouTube channel.

Today, they share some very tender experiences with prayer, how this trial has changed their family, and a lesson they learned to truly treat every single day they’re alive as a GIFT.

This is such a beautiful story of the power of prayer, of miracles and blessings, of peace, hope, and love – indeed, a true testament that we always have angels around us to give us the comfort and support we need. And as for the Mikesell family, the field where their plane landed that one fateful day was heaven right there. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Betsy and Gentry going on a plane ride despite a few people stopping them from doing it
  • The plane had an engine failure once they came over the mountains so they had to do a crash landing.
  • A number of people were running towards the plane to help them – one of them was an EMT!
  • Despite the crashing and leaking in the heat of the day, the plane and the field miraculously didn't catch on fire.
  • Their 18-year-old daughter Alyssa asking the chaplain to give her dad a blessing
  • Gentry suffered so many major injuries from the crash that he even had to have 10 blood transfusions
  • Betsy getting her strength from her kids and how the crash changed their relationship with each other
  • How a priesthood blessing gives us comfort and hope, no matter what you believe in and what your religion is
  • Gentry’s testimony of prayer, the power of collective prayer, and how prayer played a big role in what they went through
  • People from all faiths coming together for the same purpose of praying for Gentry’s recovery
  • The many miracles that happened on the day of the crash and the angels who helped them
  • Another beautiful testament of the miracles from someone who witnessed the crash landing

Supporting Resources:

Instagram @betsymikesell https://www.instagram.com/betsymikesell/?hl=en

Video of the plane crash on The Mikesell Family YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmZNqqNBVbLU1kT1T-YmSZw

Get 20% off Beddy’s by entering the code mintarrow at checkout. 

http://www.beddys.com/discount/MINTARROW20?redirect=%2F%3Fafmc%3DMINTARROW20

Go to mintarrow.com/codes to get discounts from all of our favorite small businesses.  

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Feb 08, 2021
When You Lose Your Faith: What to Do and Where to Turn
44:10

What do you do when you start to lose your faith? A lot of people we love are struggling with their faith right and grasping for truth right now. These are still really trying times as the world is still upside down. Today, we are sharing some simple steps you can take to strengthen your belief in God and build on a foundation of truth that will not let you down. 

I’ve felt strongly compelled to share this message THREE times today and I hope it reaches whoever it needs to reach and that the stories we share today will strengthen your faith like they did mine. If you are feeling lost, alone, and far away from God, let this be a message to you that He is there and that He wants to bring you back in. God wants to envelop YOU in His LOVE. 

Take whatever steps you need to let God into your life. Be humble and willing to let God direct you because he's just waiting to bless you and give you the direction, faith, joy, and peace you need.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • A story about a man who was nervous to marry truth and his action
  • If it’s true, then what else matters?
  • How you approach questions in life will determine the course of your life and the course of your faith and belief in God
  • Not all questions are equal – Answer the primary questions first and then the secondary questions. How we receive answers to those questions is where our faith can come from.
  • Learning the truth by the process of elimination and attempting to eliminate every doubt will never work. 
  • We can't supplement spiritual connection with God with something else. 
  • The gospel is truly simple.
  • The times we're supposed to grow the most through our faith is Satan’s opportunity to bring people away from God. But it’s also God's opportunity to help you grow into the next phase of whoever you need to be.
  • Overcoming self-doubt: God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies those who are called.
  • Finding my confidence in my faith and trust in God
  • Jesus Christ’s promise that when we build upon His rock, we will not fail

Supporting Resources:

“Stand Forever” talk by Lawrence E. Corbridge https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/lawrence-e-corbridge/stand-for-ever/

Book “Navigate the Strait: One Guy’s Thoughts on the Narrow Passage to Eternal Life” by Brad Smith https://amzn.to/369acPs

“The Ongoing Restoration” Talk by Gary E. Stevenson https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/gary-e-stevenson/the-ongoing-restoration/

“It’s True Isn’t it?” Story by Gordon B. Hinckley https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1993/07/its-true-isnt-it?lang=eng

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Feb 01, 2021
Pre and Post-Natal Fitness with Becky Burgess: The Ins and Outs of Women’s Health Before and After babies
42:44

Becky Burgess of Good for the Swole is a pre and post-natal fitness specialist who I found out about through my sister Brooke when I was asking her for recommendations on workouts during and after pregnancy. 

Becky has helped thousands of women like myself with workouts specifically tailored for a woman’s body during and after pregnancy. She focuses on how to really strengthen the parts of your body that will help you during delivery and what will help your body to recover from giving birth. 

In today’s podcast, we really get into things like what actually is your pelvic floor and why is it such a big deal to strengthen it? Is it too late if you’ve had kids a year ago or 4 years ago or 40 years ago? What are some of the most important things to do to prepare for birth? And finally, she talks about how to positively motivate yourself to want to be healthy and strong.

Finally, just remember that your BODY is amazing. It's absolutely incredible and what it's able to do is incredible. Everything your body has gone through – whether you're pregnant or have never had a baby or trying to get pregnant – is absolutely so much more important than how much you weigh or how good you look in a pair of jeans. So having a body that is helping you stand, move, and play with your kids is more than enough for you to be grateful for.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How she started in the health and fitness industry
  • How to prepare for birth and keep your body healthy while you’re pregnant
  • Types of exercises to avoid when you’re pregnant and some modifications 
  • It’s important to work on your pelvic floor however you’re delivering your baby
  • Strengthening exercises after delivery
  • How your pelvic floor can impact hip pain or neck and shoulder pain
  • Strengthening your pelvic muscles whether you gave birth four or 40 years ago
  • Your breathwork as the foundation of everything
  • A simple pelvic floor exercise even when you’re just sitting down
  • Remember, you and your body are on the same team.
  • How the stress from exercise prepares you for the stress during delivery
  • Dealing with postpartum stress and challenges physically and mentally

Supporting Resources:

Instagram @goodfortheswole 

Website https://www.goodfortheswole.com/

Good for the Swole app https://goodfortheswole.vhx.tv/

Go to www.mintarrow.com/codes for a discount code to get $15 off Clean Simple Eats meal plans and many other codes to products we love

Clean Simple Eats blog post can be found at www.mintarrow.com/cse

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Jan 25, 2021
Diversity and inclusion with Jennifer Borget: Why Racial Inclusion Matters and How to Be Better About It
46:53

In September of 2019, I invited a friend of mine, Jennifer Borget, to have a conversation with me about racial inclusivity and how to teach my kids to be more racially inclusive. 

As we talked about what to air and who we might interview for this year’s upcoming Martin Luther King Day, the first since the death of George Flloyd, I felt really strongly that re-airing this episode would be the best thing to share today.

So many people weren’t listeners when this episode first aired. And even for those who were, this information is so needed, and especially relevant, as more people in 2021 are willing and wanting to be more inclusive and understanding of people whose backgrounds are different than theirs. 

As you take the time to listen to Jennifer’s words, I hope you’ll find some actionable takeaways that will help you and your children create more awareness, love, understanding, and inclusion in the days, years, and decades to come. At the end of the day, let us all remember humanity, and remember what it's like to care about your neighbors and just open your heart to loving others.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How Jennifer's blog has evolved over the years
  • Her stance on being called African-American vs. Black
  • What having an interracial marriage is like
  • How to teach kids about race and empowering them to embrace their history
  • How to answer your kid’s question on skin color
  • How to prepare kids for situations in school 
  • Honing in on the message of self-love
  • Her reaction to Disney casting a Black actress in Little Mermaid
  • Taking the time to reach out and talk to someone who doesn’t look like you
  • Not being afraid of having these conversations
  • Jennifer’s list of must-read children’s books on diversity
  • What people should avoid saying or doing
  • What she hopes the world will be like
  • Hate isn’t the opposite of love, it’s fear.

 

Supporting Resources:

Jennifer’s blog: www.cherish365.com

Instagram: @jenniferborget

https://www.instagram.com/jenniferborget/?hl=en 

Jennifer’s list of must-read children’s books on diversity https://cherish365.com/20-must-read-childrens-books-black-history-month/

Cinderella with Brandi Norwood and Whitney Houston https://amzn.to/2l4JXFG

 

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Jan 18, 2021
One Day at a Time
36:03

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed by looking at the future, or how to overcome a huge hurdle, or even how you’re going to make an inch of PROGRESS when you’ve got miles ahead of you? Today, we’re talking about the life-altering concept of “one day at a time” and why it’s absolutely vital in both addiction recovery and in spiritual progression. 

 

One day at a time is a true principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ and in all aspects of life. When you choose to make good choices and choose to live one day at a time, focusing on one small thing at a time and giving it your full attention, it’s amazing how you’re able to ACHIEVE more – not to mention the happiness it brings when you learn to TRUST God in handling the rest.

 

If you’re looking to make changes in the NEW YEAR, this episode will walk you through some practical tips on sticking with it one day at a time.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • What one day at a time means
  • What life looked like for Neil before living one day at a time feeling he never measured up to anything and projecting what he felt in the moment
  • Snippets of transformation when Neil started living one day at a time
  • Fear is a common element for people struggling with addiction. It's what anchors people in destructive behaviors.
  • Addiction is the symptom of an underlying problem, not the solution.
  • FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real
  • Neil’s daily practices living in recovery and living one day at a time
  • How the one day at a time concept can be applied to other things in life
  • Prioritizing things is important and spiritual connection is key.
  • How the principle helped Neil when a major life event happened and he was powerless
  • What it was like for me experiencing postpartum depression and how this principle has helped me through it
  • Thoughtful planning and preparation are key to a rewarding future. But we do not live in the future. We live in the present. It is one day at a time that we achieve our goals.
  • Letting go of fear, control, and expectations and surrendering everything to God

 

Supporting Resources:

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” D. Todd Christofferson

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/d-todd-christofferson/give-us-this-day-our-daily-bread/



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Jan 11, 2021
Progression, Goals, and Divine Discontent
50:07

It's FINALLY a new year! Some of us are diving in head-first to set goals and make changes. Some dread the new year as a cliche time to set goals. And some are just breathing a gigantic sigh of relief that 2020 is over. 

Today, Neil and I talk about our personal experiences with goals and change, and how to make sure change is coming from a GOOD place – the kind that settles in and lasts and changes who you are – not just a few days or weeks of what you do. We discuss why it's vital to our happiness to progress in life and how to find the best source of inspiration for progression and growth.

Finally, remember that God takes our littlest efforts and he makes them so much more. If we can just trust Him to be the architect – and us, as the builders who are ready to show up every day – He will make us the mansions that he wants us to be and that he wants to live in. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • What divine discontent means, doing a regular inventory of life, and taking those small actions every day that lead to big changes
  • The power of not trying to fix other people's problems and just focusing on yourself
  • “We should welcome feelings of divine discontent that call us to a higher way while recognizing and avoiding Satan's counterfeit – paralyzing discouragement.”
  • It's so easy to fall into the trap of not being good enough.
  • The role of health and wellness in our healing and recovery
  • The power of reading the Book of Mormon every day
  • How we’ve experienced divine discontent in a positive way 
  • Christ can change human nature: An example of what's possible when you just surrender and turn yourself over to the 
  • The magic of setting your intentions on paper (but not obsessing about it)
  • Not seeing people as interruptions but as the purpose of your life
  • Seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all those things are added unto you.
  • Align yourself with God's will and be willing to set aside what you think is best.

 

Supporting Resources:

“Divine Discontent” Talk by Michelle D. Craig

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2018/10/divine-discontent?lang=eng

“Born of God” Talk by Ezra Taft Benson 

“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in…”

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1989/07/born-of-god?lang=eng

 

A previous episode featuring JJ & Erika Peterson of Clean Simple Eats

https://www.mintarrow.com/podcast/physical-and-mental-heath-with-jj-erika-peterson-the-story-of-clean-simple-eats-and-inspiration-behind-their-transformations/ 

 

 

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Jan 04, 2021
Jamie O’Banion on the secret to her success in business and motherhood
48:08

Boss Babe Jamie O’Banion launched BeautyBio in 2011 with one mission, Truth in Beauty. After working alongside her father in their family-owned cosmetic lab and learning to speak beauty as a second language, Jamie witnessed prestige brands using minimal concentrations of active ingredients to save on costs but still make clinical claims. 

Having created several best-selling formulas, Jamie and her father were ready to design a line that was not only efficacious but formula-honest and results-driven. 

Inspired to pull back the industry’s curtain, the duo launched the first-ever at-home patented microneedling tool in 2016. It was designed for consumers to get the results of in-office treatments without the hefty price tag for each treatment.

Today, Jamie sits down with me to discuss STEM and her love for education from a young age. We talk about work ethics and balancing career and motherhood. She also shares her secret formula for success that she teaches her children as well as what she wants them to put first in order to succeed in life. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • What drew her to STEM even as a young girl
  • We often emulate what we grew up around. 
  • Reach for the moon and if you fall short, you might just land on a star. There's 0% opportunity for you to achieve a really ambitious goal if you don't try for it. 
  • Empowering your children to do their own research 
  • You can do anything you want in life if you work hard and stay close to the Lord.
  • Things don't have to always make sense – you just have to give yourself permission to trust the process.
  • Remembering there are seasons of life
  • Taking a pause to make sure you have a shared vision with your spouse
  • Balancing motherhood and doing what you feel called to do
  • The importance of having a growth mindset
  • Some great leadership insights

Supporting Resources:

https://beautybio.com/ 

 

Instagram: @jamieobanion

https://www.instagram.com/jamieobanion/?hl=en 

 

Beauty Bio account: @beautybio

https://www.instagram.com/beautybio/?hl=en 

 

“The Messy Middle” by Scott Belsky

https://www.amazon.com/Messy-Middle-Finding-Through-Hardest/dp/0735218072 

 

“Mindset” by Dr. Carol Dweck

https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322 

 

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Dec 28, 2020
Three Christmas Stars: Two Stories of Old and One Christmas Star That God Will Send Us Tonight
33:09

Do you love the story of the star that the shepherds saw on the night that Jesus was born? We are talking a little about why we love that story so much, and also a story of people who saw that same star that you may not have heard before. It’s one of my very favorite Christmas stories. 

But did you know there’s a new star this year? Yes. A new Christmas star that will be visible tonight from anywhere in the world where skies are clear. I hope you enjoy these three short (but true!) stories and that you feel the Christmas spirit, the spirit of Christ, as you listen to them.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The story of the shepherds who saw a star and got frightened but the angel appeared to them and told them to not be afraid
  • The story of another group of people in the American Continent who saw the star
  • Samuel the Lamanite prophesied about the star but the people threatened to kill the believers if the star didn’t appear. 
  • Nephi prayed for an answer and God revealed to him the coming of Christ – the sun didn’t set and there was light all night.
  • The same star had the same effect on two different groups of people.
  • The movie, The Case for Christ, a movie based on a story about an atheist and journalist who wanted to prove that Christ never existed and then became a believer
  • How much more faith would you have had to have in the time before Jesus was even born? 
  • A spectacularly rare Christmas star that’s happening today, December 21
  • Signs preceding the 2nd coming of Christ mentioned in the early verses of Luke 21 that seems to be happening now in 2020 
  • Our brightest days are yet ahead, and the Lord will perform some of his greatest miracles.

 

Supporting Resources:

Christmas Star Article

http://www.thefamilyproclamation.org/how-a-new-christmas-star-coming-on-dec-21-relates-to-the-family-proclamation/

 

Story of people seeing the star at Christ’s birth in the Americas

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/1?lang=eng

 

Movie: “The Case for Christ”

https://amzn.to/380kWzR

 

Signs Preceding the 2nd Coming of Christ 

Luke 21:7-13

 

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Dec 21, 2020
Light The World with Ethan from Thirst: doing good in brick and mortar
34:54

In 2016, the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a campaign called Light The World, to encourage people to give service and charity to one another during the Christmas season. Like so many others, I jumped all-in and had some life-changing experiences that would also change my Christmases forever. But I remember one person standing out to me that year, among so many who chose to share their service on social media.

Ethan Cisneros, the owner of the drink and treat shop in downtown Salt Lake City called Thirst, was sharing what his business as a brick and mortar store was doing to light the world for 25 days in 25 ways. I have continued to follow Ethan for the past several years (and consume his amazing drinks anytime we’re in Salt Lake!) and have been so inspired by his good-doing and desire to inspire others to do the same. 

Today, Ethan shares with me the meaning behind all this service and the person who urged him to be part of light the world, what it’s done for his business, and what he would encourage other business owners to do who want to do this same thing too.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Starting his first business endeavor in high school
  • How they rolled out the Light The World campaign as a brick and mortar
  • How the campaign impacted Ethan personally as well as the homeless community in downtown Salt Lake
  • The idea of just doing service regardless of your religion
  • The importance of pumping positivity into the system (specifically, as a brand on social media)
  • Action = opportunity
  • Documenting the process and the journey of trying to do good without putting out perfectly edited photos or videos so it all comes out quick, raw, and authentic
  • Doing the right thing and having the right intent leads to what you want in the end 

Supporting Resources:

Thirst Drinks

38 East 1300 South 

Salt Lake City Ut, 84115

 

Website: https://www.thirstdrinks.com/

 

Instagram:

@thirstdrinks https://www.instagram.com/thirstdrinks/?hl=en 

@ethanfromthirst https://www.instagram.com/ethanfromthirst/?hl=en 

 

 

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Dec 17, 2020
When the Miracle Doesn’t Happen: what we believe and how to proceed
38:43

Have you had a circumstance (or many) in your life where you feel like maybe God wasn’t listening to your prayers, or that He didn’t give you the miracle you so needed? Maybe it was something big or something small, and maybe it was what we’d call a righteous desire, which is something that could only be a good thing if it were granted. 

Today, Neil and I discuss why we believe sometimes God doesn’t give us what we ask for, and what to do about it. We share from our own experience and what has been comforting and helpful in these times of trial.

Whatever you are facing right now, whatever crosses you have to bear, whatever burden you're carrying, KNOW that our heavenly Father loves you. There is a plan for all of this and whatever we're going through is to help us become the people God needs us to be.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • God is a God of miracles. And if he performed miracles back in biblical times, is God still a God of miracles today?
  • The definition of a miracle
  • Having the faith to accept God’s will
  • Do we trust God enough to continue moving forward in faith despite the unfavorable circumstances?
  • There are reasons we don’t understand, but God does. It stretches our faith to accept that.
  • Seeking understanding as best we can in the Gospel principles
  • The basic gospel law is free agency and eternal development. To force us to be careful or righteous would be to nullify that fundamental law and make growth impossible.
  • Trusting God’s eternal plan and we may not see it the way he sees it
  • Surrendering to God’s will and the problems coming when we don’t
  • Being grateful so we can start to see those blessings and having the eyes to see the miracles happening

 

Supporting Resources:

“Has the Day of Miracles Ceased?” Donald L. Hallstrom

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2017/10/has-the-day-of-miracles-ceased?lang=eng

 

“Accepting the Lord’s Will and Timing” Elder David A. Bednar

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/2016/08/accepting-the-lords-will-and-timing?lang=eng

 

“Tragedy or Destiny” From the Teaching of Spencer W. Kimball

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/teachings-spencer-w-kimball/chapter-2?lang=eng

 

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Dec 14, 2020
Modern Discipleship With Lizzy Jensen: Why Faith and Spirituality Are More Important Than Ever
50:00

Lizzy Jensen is a mother of five, an attorney, entrepreneur, and the founder of a non-profit called The Small Seed, which is designed to bring women of faith together. In today's podcast, my dear friend Lizzy shares what inspired her to start The Small Seed from a hospital bed while carrying high-risk twins, and why she feels so passionately about having a place for women to share about and strengthen each other's faith. 

Lizzy talks to me about why she believes it's SO important to have diversity in the religious backgrounds of those she brings onto her team at The Small Seed. We also talk about why religious freedom must be battled for right now in our schools and places of worship and even in the workplace. 

She brings the fire today talking about why modern discipleship is something we have to embrace together rather than having differences tear us apart in our growingly divisive world. Finally, she shares some of the very doable takeaways you can start doing today to grow closer to God and share that joy with others.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • What drew her to start a nonprofit and bring Christian women together
  • Serving as a missionary for 18 months in Croatia
  • Being assigned a religious asylum case in law school, she got to read through hundreds of cases of religious refugees and PERSECUTION happening in our world RIGHT NOW
  • How Clayton Christensen’s book changed her life
  • Dealing with a high-risk pregnancy
  • How she started her blog and some interesting things they’re doing right now to make faith not just a church or religion thing but to touch a broader base of families
  • The number one and growing religious affiliation
  • The risks of losing our religious freedom
  • Don't underestimate what one person can do in a community.
  • Ways to stay firm with your message
  • You just have to be that ONE light, not the whole city.
  • Why you need to get to know your neighbors
  • Lizzy’s passion to bring people to Christ and empower this generation to become modern disciples
  • “Remember that discipleship is not about doing things perfectly. It's about doing things intentionally.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

 

Supporting Resources:

The Small Seed Website https://www.thesmallseed.com/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thesmallseed/

Book: “The Power of Everyday Missionaries” by Clayton Christensen https://amzn.to/39d3hHq

TV Series: “The Chosen” https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen

Dieter F. Uchtdorf Talk “Your Great Adventure” https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2019/10/43uchtdorf?lang=eng

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Dec 07, 2020
Bullying: why it happens and what to do about it
47:39

From a former bully and someone who’s been bullied, Neil and I both share our experiences with bullying in today’s podcast. We talk about why Neil was a bully as a kid, and what he’s done to try to make it right. 

We also share tips from professionals on how to help your child to NOT be a bully, and what to do if they are being bullied. Finally, I share a personal story of when I was bullied in middle school, how that has affected me, and what I’ve tried to do to make that a learning experience.

As you’re listening to this episode, hopefully, you can think back on those times you were treated unkindly and maybe times you’ve treated others unkindly. Let this serve as a gentle knock on your door to remind you to do better where you can, to teach by example, and to make amends, whether directly or indirectly, so true healing can happen.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How the 12 steps apply to bullying
  • Step 4 - doing an inventory of the wrongs you've committed against others and the exact nature of your wrongs
  • How most of your core beliefs - why you believe what you believe about yourself and the world around you - are shaped by your childhood experiences
  • Faulty core beliefs cause problems later in life including depression, addiction, or malady.
  • What do you do about knowing that you may have caused some trauma to someone? How do you make that right?
  • Step 9 - prepare yourself to make direct amends with someone, and if for some reason that's not possible, make indirect amends
  • The powerful healing experience of making amends
  • Why bullies bully - the link between “coolness” and aggression
  • Ways to prevent bullying behavior in your kids (and it starts at home through teaching by example)
  • How these issues stem from seeking validation
  • Humility is one of the hardest things.
  • Bullies have a lot going on at home (ex. anger, grief, etc.)
  • What to do if your child is being bullied
  • Learning from the bullying experience instead of choosing a victim mentality

 

Supporting Resources:

“The Worth of Souls and the Problem of Bullying” by Jonathan Cox

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/2015/10/the-worth-of-souls-and-the-problem-of-bullying?lang=eng

 

“Knowing Why Bullies Bully is Key to Stopping the Trend” by Michael Friedman PhD

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brick-brick/201405/knowing-why-bullies-bully-is-key-stopping-the-trend

 

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Nov 30, 2020
Jane Clayson Johnson on Depression: a candid conversation about our experiences with mental illness
48:14

Jane Clayson Johnson is an award-winning journalist widely known for her work at CBS News, ABC News, and on the nationally syndicated NPR program, On Point. For more than two decades, she traveled the world, covering domestic and international stories and interviewing the biggest newsmakers of the day. At CBS News, Jane was co-anchor of The Early Show, a regular correspondent for 48 Hours, and an investigative reporter for “Eye on America” segments for the CBS Evening News

In 2018, Jane published her book Silent Souls Weeping, sharing an open and frank exploration of her own experience with clinical depression. She goes on to share stories gathered from interviews with more than 150 men, women, and teens who have suffered from depression. 

Today, Jane and I have a very candid, open conversation about both of our experiences with depression, what she's learned from interviewing others, and her advice to those suffering from this same trial in life, or to those with loved ones who suffer from mental illness.

If you are struggling with mental health issues yourself. You're not alone. There are other people out there who have walked your path, and who have walked it successfully. It's not without pain, and it's not without heartache. But there is HOPE and there is HELP.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Jane's unforgettable assignments as a journalist
  • Falling into clinical depression
  • What drove Jane to write a book - to break the stigma of mental illness
  • Why are we so ashamed to talk about depression?
  • Everybody has a story. Someone is suffering in your world, the more compassion you have, the more you understand there are ways to help.
  • Why we need to be mental health-friendly
  • The two themes that always came up in her interviews: stigma and what depression does to the spiritual self
  • They say, pray harder that depression and mental illness will go away. Would you sit in a corner and pray your heart disease will go away? 
  • Depression is a disease, it's not a spiritual deficit. 
  • Brain health as a critically important component of real, full, and complete health
  • Stigma and how perfectionism affects that
  • You can’t fix this with work and discipline, you need treatment.
  • How to find a good therapist
  • Dealing with a child who is suffering from depression and anxiety
  • Our unique responsibility and opportunity to reach out and help others

 

Supporting Resources:

Silent Souls Weeping: Depression-Sharing Stories, Finding Hope by Jane Clayson Johnson

https://amzn.to/3mPMCNW

Jane’s website: https://www.janeclaysonjohnson.com/

 

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Nov 23, 2020
A Bountiful Kitchen's Thanksgiving dinner tips! My questions (and yours), her answers.
01:09:39

Thanksgiving is NEXT THURSDAY!!! Are you ready? Are you hosting? Are you wondering how the heck to cook everything and have it ready AND HOT at the same time? Wondering how to cook a turkey without drying it out? What to do to prepare, or what to make ahead, or what you can buy this week, or how much turkey you should actually make to have leftovers, or if you can defrost a turkey in the microwave the day of? 

If you've answered yes to ANY of these questions, then today's podcast is just for you. I'm getting ready to host my very first Thanksgiving dinner like a real grown-up and since my mom, Si Foster of A Bountiful Kitchen, is away living in Spain serving a full-time mission, I knew I needed to call her up and have a candid convo asking all my questions about what I needed to do to be prepared. 

So I figured, why not have this conversation on the podcast and share all her many, MANY years of wisdom on how to put on a Thanksgiving feast (and have it hot all at the same time!) with all of you! 


In this episode, you will hear:

  • What to prepare weeks before Thanksgiving
  • How to avoid Thanksgiving dinner mistakes
  • The magic of cooking a turkey in a bag!
  • Cooking tips and timeline
  • Turkey shopping tips: organic turkey, turkey sizes, turkey leftovers
  • How and when to thaw a frozen turkey (TIP: not on the day of – please!)
  • Making your gravy and sauces – the easier and yummier way!
  • Stuffing basics: How and when to prepare them
  • The best way to cook mashed potatoes
  • Can’t cook? – What are the things you can just buy instead?
  • Why you need to make your own stuffing!
  • Recommended roll and pie recipes (and some amazing prepping tips)
  • Should you cut the pie right out of the oven?
  • How to make sure ALL the food is HOT at the same time
  • Get your kids involved – things they can do!
  • What to do when you only have ONE oven
  • Remembering what Thanksgiving is really all about


Supporting Resources:

Si’s Blog: https://abountifulkitchen.com/

Instagram: @abountifulkitchen

https://www.instagram.com/abountifulkitchen/?hl=en

Si’s “How to Host Thanksgiving Dinner” post https://abountifulkitchen.com/how-to-host-thanksgiving-dinner-101/


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Nov 16, 2020
Quickly apologizing: a principle that’s changed our marriage
45:28

When Neil and I worked a 12-step program years ago, we both took on a serious commitment to “continue to take personal inventory, and when you’re wrong, promptly admit it.” 

This COMMITMENT has completely changed our relationship for the better. But it’s not always easy! And it certainly doesn’t come naturally for me. 

Today, we’re sharing a few stories from our own MARRIAGE of how we’ve applied this, exactly what it looks, feels, and sounds like, and how it can change all of your relationships for the better too.

The rent is so high when you hold on to pride or resentment. While the payout is so huge when you learn to apologize to the people you love as QUICKLY as possible, and just let love conquer pride, even (and especially) when you’re not at fault. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Saying “I was wrong” is often just as important as saying “I love you” in healing a relationship. 
  • A commitment to take responsibility for mistakes
  • The great enemy of charity is pride.
  • Pride is one of the biggest reasons marriages and families struggle.
  • Especially when you are not at fault, let love conquer pride. 
  • Cleaning up your side of the street, figuring out where you did wrong in the situation
  • Selfishness is one of the more common faces of pride.
  • Don’t try to be perfect, try to be better.
  • There is so much peace and happiness waiting on the other side of an apology.
  • The central feature of pride is enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellow men. 
  • Satan's trick is to make us feel like we're getting something out of being resentful or being right or holding on to pride or anger.
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Supporting Resources:

Talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf “In Praise of Those Who Save”

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2016/04/in-praise-of-those-who-save?lang=eng

 

The Church of Jesus Christ’s Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) Manual

https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/addiction-recovery-program-a-guide-to-addiction-recovery-and-healing?lang=eng

 

Talk by Ezra Taft Benson “Beware of Pride”

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1989/04/beware-of-pride?lang=eng

 

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Nov 09, 2020
Baby sleep tips with Jess Hudson of SleepShop: how to get your baby to sleep!
47:21

If you've had babies or you're preparing to have one, you know that one of the VERY trickiest things to do is to figure out HOW to get your baby to sleep through the night! 

Today, I'm sharing an interview with Jess Hudson of Sleep Shop Consulting, based here in Orange County. Jess shares all about her best tips and tricks for getting babies to sleep.

Jess reached out to me when I posted on Instagram about Harry going through a 4-month sleep regression in the form of a several-day-in-a-row nap strike. Jess’ tips magically helped Harry take naps again, transition out of his swaddle, and give everyone in our house back the sanity of a consistent schedule. 

That’s why I invited Jess to come on the podcast and share some of her knowledge with all of you. We talk through a ton of YOUR questions that were submitted through my DMs and some of the basics that she teaches each of her clients she works with. 

Jess and I both believe the most important fundamentals start with encouraging your baby to sleep all night long. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Advice to first-time moms
  • 3 main things for an optimal sleep environment
  • The importance of starting a feeding routine
  • 3 key things to help develop your baby’s circadian rhythm
  • The day dictates the night: How to set up your daytime schedule
  • How much sleep does a newborn need?
  • Paying attention to the wake windows and how to stretch them
  • What are dream feeds?
  • What happens during the four-month sleep regression and how to cope with it
  • When to give up on their nap
  • Why you shouldn’t be reading too much!
  • When and how to transition from the swaddle to a sleep sack
  • It’s never too late to improve your baby’s sleeping habits! 
  • How to naturally release melatonin in your kids to help them sleep better
  • Morning nap vs. afternoon nap
  • Safety tips to keep baby from climbing the crib
  • Sleeping tips for twins and kids with special needs
  • How to break up with nursing your baby to sleep

Supporting Resources:

https://www.sleepshopoc.com/

 

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Nov 02, 2020
Remember: why this word is so important to us
40:35

The word REMEMBER originated from the Latin meaning “called to mind” or “mindful” and today we are going to talk about why remember is such an important word to us, in our lives, and in our spiritual journey. 

We share some personal and sacred spiritual and life experiences about remembering, and examples from the scriptures and from the Savior on why the word remember is, as Spencer W Kimball once said, “perhaps the most important word in the English language.”

Remembrance has been an impactful element in our spiritual journey. 

And if it’s something that you feel has also strengthened you in the past, it’s very important that you write it down, talk about it, or share it with someone because building your testimony solely on a few miracles that happen in your life may not be as strong. They will start to fade and they may not come back to your remembrance as much. So doing those will help bring things to your remembrance and continue to strengthen you in the future.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The number of times the word remember is mentioned in the Books of Scripture
  • Examples of prophets and people having experiences of remembering
  • Lessons from Alma the Younger
  • Elder Renlund’s speech about the concept of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying
  • Neil’s powerful conversation with his brother and remembering the promise he made
  • Approaching recovery from addition day by day
  • Jesus as the perfect example of remembering the Scriptures in his teachings
  • My personal experience when reading the words of Isaiah
  • The power of remembering your purpose and your spiritual experiences
  • The multiplication of my breast milk as a testimony builder
  • Being careful about the other influences in your life that either dull or sharpen your spirit
  • Supplementing your spiritual muscle-building with Scriptures

 

Supporting Resources:

Book of Mormon “Alma the Younger is Converted” video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsxb5QVcGmQ

Dale G. Renlund talk “Latter-day Saints Keep on Trying”

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2015/04/latter-day-saints-keep-on-trying?lang=eng

Book “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” by John Mark Comer

https://amzn.to/2T3624O

 

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Oct 26, 2020
Dallas Jenkins and The Chosen: Getting to Know Jesus in a Whole New Way
46:43

If you’re a Christian (and even if you’re not!) there’s a good chance you’ve heard people talk about the new TV series about Jesus called The Chosen.

The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season series television show about Jesus Christ. It’s the #1 highest crowd-funded project of all-time at $10 million from over 19,000 people, and it has already been translated into 50 languages and counting.

Today, I get to sit down with the director and creator of The Chosen, Dallas Jenkins, and ask him all about the inspiration, the behind-the-scenes magic, and the miracles that have taken place while filming, producing, and directing this show that has swept the world with a new passion for learning about the character of Christ.

So many people like me have become super fans of this project because it’s giving us an entirely new perspective on what Jesus must really be like as a person, and this ignites our desire even more to know Jesus and understand His life as recorded in scripture.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Tapping into Jesus as a human being
  • How Dallas built up the characters to explore the context and the human element so these biblical moments are made even more impactful 
  • Jesus’ unique relationship with women
  • The profound, visceral, emotional experience that happens to the actors when they’re playing their roles
  • The Chosen as a reminder to set aside the things that take us away from God (vices, addiction, pride, narcissism, and other things we’re not willing to give up yet)
  • Total surrender comes after true brokenness
  • How God is using the show to pierce through your heart
  • The more you empty yourself, the more you can be filled by the replacement, which is Spirit
  • How God’s impossible math works
  • Why your job is not to feed the 5,000, but to be the best baker and the best fisherman

 

Supporting Resources:

The Chosen Series

https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen

The Chosen YouTube Channel 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBXOFnNTULFaAnj24PAeblg

The Chosen Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheChosen/

 

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Oct 19, 2020
Enduring it well: why God allows long-suffering
33:28

If you’re in the midst of a trial that feels like it’s lasting forever and you cannot understand why, or if you’ve ever asked yourself “when will this suffering end?” then today’s podcast is for you. 

Neil and I are going to talk about long-suffering and trials that seem to last forever. We felt this would be a good topic because a lot of people are going through so many hard things right now. We’re talking about the reasons we go through trials that last a long time, what we’re supposed to do about them, and some comforting words of hope that we turn to, especially during challenging times.

Most hard things don't last forever. And someday, we're going to get to heaven where our Heavenly Father is going to make everything right, and perfect justice and mercy will take over. And so, we want to encourage everyone to hang in there, have faith, and just keep going. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Your trials and life struggles are going to CHANGE you.
  • We need to go through certain things to become like Jesus Christ.
  • Healing doesn't come as quickly as you would hope.
  • Is the highest good to avoid all suffering?
  • "Christianity is comforting, but often not comfortable." 
  • When you suffer, God wants to polish you a little more.
  • It’s okay to mourn and be sad like when Jesus wept over Lazarus’ death
  • Jesus experienced all things everyone went through and overcame them.
  • Why can’t God just take my challenges away from me?
  • Becoming Christlike is a lifelong pursuit and often involves slow, imperceptible change.
  • God doesn’t work like a vending machine.
  • The willingness to be submissive to what God knows is best for us
  • The concept of having an eternal perspective: Seeing eternity and what’s to come vs. having a myopic view of your life
  • The Lord is aware of your concerns and anguish. He loves you deeply and forever.

Scriptures about Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail (D&C 122-123)

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/121?lang=eng

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/122?lang=eng

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/123?lang=eng

 

Supporting Resources:

Talk by D. Todd Christofferson https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/d-todd-christofferson/give-us-this-day-our-daily-bread/

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If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com

Oct 12, 2020
Jennifer Anderson on how to get picky kids to eat healthy food 
51:27

Jennifer Anderson is a mom, wife, registered dietitian, and creator behind the brand Kids Eat in Color. When Jennifer was a new mom, she learned that feeding kids is sometimes tricky. When her first kid fell off the growth chart, she realized how much effort can go into feeding a child.

With a Master’s of Science in Public Health, in International Health and Human Nutrition from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Jennifer completed her dietetics coursework through the University of Northern Colorado. Through the same institution, she organized her own dietetic internship, focusing on policy and organizational management in the Washington DC metro area.

Jennifer is passionate about teaching parents that they’re doing a great job – regardless of whether their kids eat their veggies (or whatever food) today – and to enjoy their kids and their mealtimes instead of feeling angry, defeated, and frustrated. 

Today, Jennifer shares some wonderful insights into how we, as parents, can improve our child’s feeding while holding a loving, firm boundary around meals, and how we can feel more connected to our kids – because our connection to our family and our children is so much more important than whether they eat a carrot or not!

In this episode, you will hear:

  • First foods you can introduce to babies and how to prevent picky eating
  • The importance of high-iron foods
  • What happens when your child doesn’t eat what you put on the table?
  • How to teach kids to eat more than just comfort food
  • Snacking tips and giving bedtime snacks
  • Not using food as a punishment or reward
  • What degrades progress towards picky eating
  • How to offer dessert and why you need to get them off the pedestal
  • The chocolate chip or M&M experiment to diminish kids’ obsession with treats 
  • The importance of having a detailed meal plan and sticking with it
  • Incorporating vegetables and introducing new things
  • Other common issues parents are struggling with
  • How to improve food security in your child’s feeding
  • Where to find food resources when you don’t have enough food for your family
  • The impact of family meals on your kids’ growth

Supporting Resources:

Jennifer can be found at:

Kids Eat in Color: https://kidseatincolor.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kids.eat.in.color/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kids.eat.in.color/

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Episode Credits

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com

 

Oct 05, 2020
How to make the right big & important decisions
45:04

Is it just us, or has life thrown you a whole bunch of curveballs? Do you have a lot of crossroads coming up in your life? Does it sometimes feel like the whole world is falling apart and that darkness, destruction, and division are stronger than ever?

Today, we’re going to talk about the BIGGEST decisions we’ve made in our marriage. We’re sharing our exact process for making important decisions in our life, and how we make sure we’re making the RIGHT decisions every single time. 

We also share one big fail that taught us an expensive but essential lesson that would guide us through every other major decision for the rest of our lives. And we leave you with a message of HOPE that will hopefully help you as you meet up with all the big crossroads in your life.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How we make big decisions in life: Trust in God as an important element
  • Studying it in your mind and doing your research
  • Taking your time, especially with big decisions
  • Our marriage decision
  • Lessons learned from a bad decision

Scriptures that have guided us through our process of making decisions:

 

 

  • Doctrine & Covenants 9:8

 

“Behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right.”

 

 

  • Hebrews 10: 35-36

 

“Cast not away, therefore, your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”

 

 

  • 2 Kings 6: 15-17

 

“...Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.”

 

Supporting Resources:

Talk by Jeffrey R. Holland "Cast Not Away Therefore Your Confidence" 

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/jeffrey-r-holland/cast-not-away-therefore-your-confidence/

 

Varsity Tutors

https://www.varsitytutors.com/mintarrow to reserve your spot for a FREE class!

 

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If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com

Sep 28, 2020
Abi Ayres on spiritual clarity: what does God need you to know today
46:46

One year ago, Abi Ayres went viral on insta stories with a haircut that she named Carol and attracted a large following of people drawn to her hilarious personality and refreshing real-take on everyday life. What you might not know is the spiritual back-story of what led up to that viral moment in her life. Today Abi shares that story with me and some really deep, insightful takeaways on how to get clear answers from God through meditation on what His path is for you. She also shares some of the best lessons she’s learned during covid-19 and how she’s coached women in the past to strip away the things that they might normally identify with to see their true inherent worth.

 

Show Notes:

Abi’s Instagram: @abiayres

Website: https://www.abiayres.com/

Abi’s “Carol Cut” video 

https://www.facebook.com/abiayres801/videos/one-year-ago-today-i-got-a-haircut-that-completely-changed-my-life-forever-it-ha/308234976967463/

 

Produced by Dear Media

Sep 21, 2020
Cat Deeley on the Joy of Motherhood
46:06

If you're a fan of the hit show So You Think You Can Dance, you probably feel like I do, like you have a true friend in the show's host Cat Deeley. Cat has been in the entertainment industry for many years, first with MTV and now with SYTYCD but she also has another very important side of her private life, and that's her role as a mother. Cat recently wrote a beautiful children's book inspired by her two little boys called The Joy in You, and today I had the pleasure of sitting down with her to talk all about her inspiration behind the book and her ups and downs as a mother. We talk about her advice to new mothers, where she finds balance in motherhood and career, how she builds confidence in her children and what she's doing to keep herself and her children happy and feeling loved during all the chaos in the  world.

 

Show Notes:

Cat’s new book “The Joy in You” https://amzn.to/35lXRrS

Instagram @catdeeley

Twitter @catdeeley

 

Produced by Dear Media

Sep 14, 2020
The payoff and promise of hard work
37:01

In a nod to Labor Day, Neil and I decided to focus today’s discussion on the value of hard work. We share stories about learning to work hard, and lots of favorite quotations on the principle of work and the payoff you reap from your effort with anything in life. I dive a little deeper into what life looked like as I tried to become a piano prodigy from the age of 10-18 and Neil shares some of his most impactful takeaways from the years he worked serving as a missionary for our church.

 

Show Notes:

 

“Stick to your task” Quoted by Thomas S. Monson https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1972/04/finishers-wanted?lang=eng

 

“If you want a thing bad enough…” Quoted in a talk by Vaughn J. Featherstone

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/vaughn-j-featherstone/acres-diamonds/

 

Gordon B. Hinckley “I believe in the gospel of work...)

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/gordon-b-hinckley/believe-2/

 

Book “Standing for Something” Gordon B. Hinckley

https://amzn.to/3gSCYqb

 

Produced by Dear Media

Sep 07, 2020
Fatima Dedrickson on friendship: the power of just one friend
46:25

Have you ever felt like you’re the only one who struggles with finding good friends? That everyone else around you has built-in best friends and you’re the “odd man out?” Today in my interview with Fatima Dedrickson, also known by all her friends and family as “Fatty,” we talk about her experiences over the years with friendship and making the effort to be a good friend. Her stories start with being an international student at BYU who didn’t speak any English, having to take a dictionary to class and try to understand a brand new culture and language and having literally no family around and no built-in friends either. She shares her inspiring stories of bravery, putting herself out there for others to get to know and love, making the effort to be a friend, and the power ONE person can have to be someone’s ONE friend. 

 

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Show Notes:

Instagram @stylefitfatty https://www.instagram.com/stylefitfatty/?hl=en

Fatima’s book “Ready, Set, Be Still: How God Used Faith and Personal Revelation to Change My Life”  https://amzn.to/31wyLny

 

Produced by Dear Media

Aug 31, 2020
Netflix CHEER star Summer Wilkinson on dedication to her sport, studies and faith
46:38

If you're a fan of the huge hit Netflix series CHEER then you're in for a real treat today. Summer Wilkinson, a member of the Navarro College Cheer team in 2018-2019 was on the team during the pilot season of the emmy-nominated docuseries that swept the nation and kept everyone entertained during the first couple months of COVID-19. Summer shares with me what it was like to be on Navarro Cheer, how much hard work went into preparing for and staying on the team, and also her unique experiences as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at a school where she was one of only a few members of her church. Summer's stories of dedication to her sport, her schooling and her faith are so inspiring and if you're looking for something uplifting today, I know you're going to love my episode with her. 

 

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Produced by Dear Media

Aug 24, 2020
How to pray: breaking down the basics of how, when and why we pray
41:46

Have you ever wondered how to pray? Or what to even say in a prayer? Or does prayer even work? Today, Neil and I talk all about why we pray, how we pray, why and how it works, and what we do to make ourselves more available for answers to prayers. We totally break down our step by step process of an individual prayer and why we believe in the collective power of prayer.

Show Notes:

 

Bible Dictionary Definition of Prayer

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bd/prayer?lang=eng

 

Ask of God: Our Solace, Guide, and Stay Bonnie H. Cordon

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/bonnie-h-cordon/ask-god-solace-guide-stay/

 

Where is the Pavilion? Henry B. Eyring

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2012/10/where-is-the-pavilion?lang=eng

 

Produced by Dear Media

Aug 17, 2020
Volunteering with death: firefighter nurse Kris Jenkins' story of helping in NYC during the height of the pandemic
44:25

Kris Jenkins works for the Salt Lake Fire Department as a firefighter, paramedic and as a registered nurse for a Salt Lake hospital Emergency Room. Kris and I went to high school together and I found out on our 2003 facebook reunion page about his heroic effort to leave his family for a month and volunteer during the height of the pandemic in New York. Today Kris shares his inspiring story of why he felt compelled to go volunteer in New York as a nurse, what it was like to work every single day for a month straight with only ONE day off, how he was reassigned immediately upon arrival from the ER to the ICU where every single patient he cared for was fighting for their life with Covid-19. I came away from this interview with so much gratitude and a deeper appreciation for all the health heroes who have been on the front-lines of fighting coronavirus this year and I hope you will too.

 

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Show Notes:

Chris’ blog about his experience as a Nurse in NYC

https://krisjenkins7.wixsite.com/website?fbclid=IwAR3lGRvIzcBrbj5vR77HZcZCmR3cbNjddN7azWTlh974qVR0AFcmlJHzKZg

 

Produced by Dear Media

Aug 10, 2020
Cancel culture, second chances and forgiveness
48:02

Do you know what “cancel culture” actually means? It’s okay if you didn’t, we didn’t either until recently. Today we discuss cancel culture, some recent examples in the media and talk through the dynamic social media plays in our world on whether people should have second chances. This leads us to talk about forgiveness and Neil opens up about his feelings toward the people who shot and killed his brother Dave 18 months ago, and what he’s doing to process and work through that situation. We conclude with some thoughts about how cancel culture can be a good thing when done in the right way, and how to move toward forgiveness if you’re struggling with that too.

 

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Show Notes:

 

Morgan Scalley article

https://www.si.com/college/utah/football/what-were-the-details-of-the-morgan-scalley-investigation

 

James E. Faust talk on the atonement and forgiveness

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2001/10/the-atonement-our-greatest-hope?lang=engS

 

Produced by Dear Media

Aug 03, 2020
Tim Ballard of O.U.R. Rescue: what you can do to HELP SAVE KIDS from human trafficking
43:48

Tim Ballard serves as the co-chair of the White House Public-Private Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking, and is the CEO and founder of the nonprofit organization operation Underground Railroad which saves kids from human trafficking. Tim’s mission in life is to end human trafficking and allow victims to receive the treatment necessary for healing. Human trafficking or modern day slavery, is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, it’s a 153-Billion-dollar industry. 

 

Today Tim sits down with me to talk through this issue and share some of the ways you can be involved in saving kids from human trafficking. He shares stories of faith and miracles and what the ONE THING is he believes would completely change the world for better, and his answer might surprise you. He talks about how you can get loud to help save the kids on July 30 for world anti human trafficking day. You can learn more about what Tim and OUR rescue are doing by going to ourrescue.org or by texting HELPTHEM to 51555.

 

Show Notes:

 

Operation Underground Railroad website ourrescue.org 

 

Instagram @ourrescue https://www.instagram.com/ourrescue/?hl=en

 

Tim’s personal Instagram @timballard89 https://www.instagram.com/timballard89/?hl=en

 

Text “help them” to 51555 for current updates from O.U.R. 

 

Produced by Dear Media

Jul 27, 2020
Schooling in a pandemic: homeschool, online and distance learning options and advice from a Utah State Board of Education member Laura Belnap
45:19

Distance learning, homeschooling, online education oh my! All of the facebook mom groups I belong to are exploding right now with questions and discussion threads with hundreds of comments from other parents panicking about their options for this fall, what to do, what their options even are and how to decide what's best for their children and their schooling this fall. Today I'm interviewing a dear friend of mine, Laura Belnap, who is the MOST qualified person I know to speak on this subject who will be able to break all of this down for us parents.

Laura Collier Belnap has her bachelor's and master’s in education, is a pioneer in homeschooling and online education in the state of Utah, where she helped establish online education in 2002, working as the director of Utah Online Academies for three different school districts. She is currently the director of Utah Online Schools which serves over 10,000 students with 102 teachers and staff.

She has served on several different nonprofit boards and received the Soccer Mom of the Nation Award, the “Innovation in Education Award,”  and most recently  the Jon M. Hunstman award for Innovation. 

She schooled her children at home for more than 14 years which changed her life and her relationship with her children.

Laura is active in legislative, community and religious causes. Laura is the proud mother of six children and 10 beautiful grandchildren and is married to her high school sweetheart Eric Belnap. On a personal note, she has been a lifelong mentor to me and each of my siblings and has had an enormous impact on each of our lives.

She was elected to the Utah state board of Education in 2014 where she serves as the finance chair.

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Jul 20, 2020
Civility in unrest: why we desperately need more kindness and awareness in times of trouble
38:41

Have you noticed that during the most crazy year that any of us have ever seen in our lifetime, we’re also seeing common courtesy and civility fade, especially in online interactions? Today Neil and I discuss why civility, kindness and respect are SO KEY to making progress and surviving all the challenges we face in this world. We talk about why it’s vital that we pay attention to what we’re saying in front of our kids, and the tone we’re using to express our opinions, putting ourselves in the shoes of others before criticizing, and just offering more grace and kindness to others as we navigate our families through uncharted waters. 

Show Notes:

 

“Standing for Something” Gordon B. Hinckley

https://amzn.to/2ZaVp3X

 

“Songs Sung and Unsung” Jeffrey R. Holland 

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2017/04/songs-sung-and-unsung?lang=eng

 

“How to Win Friends and Influence People” Dale Carnegie

https://amzn.to/3fbA2VP

 

“The Virtue of Kindness” Joseph B. Wirthlin

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2005/04/the-virtue-of-kindness?lang=eng

 

Produced by Dear Media

Jul 13, 2020
Dr. Aliza Pressman on Raising Good Humans: my questions and Aliza’s answers on teaching kids to be good humans
47:45

Dr Aliza Pressman is a developmental psychologist, parent educator, asst. clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and SeedlingsGroup. As a mother of two, she also hosts the podcast Raising Good Humans where she shares her parenting advice from a clinical, academic and mom perspective. Today Aliza and I have a conversation all about my most recent parenting questions like how to teach kids good work ethic over the summer, applying choices and consequences appropriately in parenting, using time-out effectively, teaching kids to respect adults, and how to talk to your kids about all the complex issues going on in the world. This interview was incredible and I can’t wait for you guys to listen to and learn from Aliza today too. 

Show Notes:

 

 

Instagram 

https://www.instagram.com/raisinggoodhumanspodcast/?hl=en

 

Raising Good Humans Podcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raising-good-humans/id1473072044

Aliza’s Private Practice Instagram 

https://www.instagram.com/seedlingsgroup/?hl=en

 

Produced by Dear Media

Jul 06, 2020
Strengthening marriage: tips and takeaways that have changed our marriage
43:10

“Does anyone stay together anymore?” And “is anyone actually happy in their marriage, or is it all smoke and mirrors?” These are some of the comments I saw on social media a couple weeks ago after the announcement of Dave and Rachel Hollis’s divorce. While we obviously have no idea what happened there, it sparked a lot of conversations in my life and even between Neil and me about what really keeps people together and what the makeup is of a happy marriage. Today we’re sharing some of the tips, advice and actionable takeaways that have greatly helped strengthen our marriage that we hope will help you too.

 

Show Notes:

 

Talk “In Praise of Those Who Serve” Dieter F. Uchtdorf https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2016/04/in-praise-of-those-who-save?lang=eng

 

 

Talk “Eternal Marraige” F. Burton Howard

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2003/04/eternal-marriage?lang=eng

 

Talk by President Gordon B. Hinckley 

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1997/03/a-conversation-with-single-adults?lang=eng

 

“There seems to be a superstition among many thousands of our young [men and women] who hold hands and smooch in the drive-ins that marriage is a cottage surrounded by perpetual hollyhocks to which a perpetually young and handsome husband comes home to a perpetually young and [beautiful] wife. When the hollyhocks wither and boredom and bills appear the divorce courts are jammed. …

“Anyone who imagines that bliss [in marriage] is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed.

“[The fact is] most putts don’t drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. …

“Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.

“The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride” (“Big Rock Candy Mountains,” Deseret News, 12 June 1973, A4).

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Jun 29, 2020
Elle Rowley’s advice for moms: a candid convo about covid survival, PPD, and being intentionally positive in uncertainty
50:32

Elle Rowley is the founder of Solly Baby, a wildly popular baby wrap company that’s now expanded to swaddles and crib sheets and baby clothes and beyond. Elle is a mom of four, entrepreneur and a leader I look up to so much for advice on everything from motherhood to marketing, and she really has a gift for being calming and reassuring and connecting with women. Today I sit down with Elle (virtually) and have a conversation about her best advice for new moms and seasoned moms about the current times we’re living in and how to be intentionally positive during the pandemic and as things move forward. 

 

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Guest: Elle Rowley 

 

Show Notes:

Instagram @sollybaby

solly baby website https://sollybaby.com/

Elle’s personal Instagram @ellerowley

 

Produced by Dear Media

Jun 22, 2020
C section birth story: Corrine and Neil talk about baby Harry’s birth and what it’s like to have a c-section delivery
42:36

Baby Harry is here and we’re sharing his birth story today! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to have a c-section, today we talk about it from both the mom and dad’s perspective. We share what it feels like, looks like, what to expect and some of our tips for having the best experience on delivery day if you’re having a scheduled c-section.

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Jun 15, 2020
Jennifer Borget on Black Lives Matter: how to be part of REAL changes in anti-racism
51:47

After an emotional and historical day, watching the nation and even the world come together to amplify the message that Black Lives Matter in response to George Floyd’s death, I reached out to my friend Jennifer Borget on blackout Tuesday and she graciously agreed to come back on the podcast and discuss anti-racism with me. She also has an incredibly unique perspective as a black woman in an inter-racial marriage, married to a white police officer, so we talked about her experiences and suggestions on uniting instead of dividing people during this time. She explains why the phrase “all lives matter” isn’t helpful and what IS helpful and productive in supporting this message, how to stand up and say something tactfully when someone makes a racist comment, and what to do if you’ve messed up in the past and want to make it right. I’m so thankful to Jennifer for sharing her voice today and for the positive influence she is in my life and so many others.

 

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Show Notes:

Cherish 365 blog https://cherish365.com/

Diversity and inclusion posts/info  https://cherish365.com/category/diversity-inclusion/

Jennifer’s blog posts explaining “black lives matter”

https://cherish365.com/your-fear-is-killing-my-family-why-are-you-supporting-my-white-cop-and-not-my-black-son

https://cherish365.com/listen-you-dont-know-everything-about-cops-and-black-lives-matter/

Jennifer’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jenniferborget/

Jennifer’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Cherish365Blog/

https://cherish365.com/no-youre-not-colorblind-thats-ok/ 

 

Produced by Dear Media

Jun 08, 2020
Michelle and Khyl Shumway on miracles: surviving an Alaskan plane crash against all odds
01:02:15

Michelle and Khyl Shumway are owners of the business Rad Swim, a super cute modest swimwear company based in Utah. But what you might not know about their story is that Khyl was one of two men out of 6 who survived a plane crash in Alaska the summer of 2003. Today Khyl shares with me the many miracles he believe saved his life, along with Michelle and the tender mercies she experienced as she waited to find out if he would survive the crash. Their story is riveting and inspirational and full of hope and I cannot wait to share it with you today.

 

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Show Notes:

 

Instagram: 

@rad_swim https://www.instagram.com/rad_swim/?hl=en

@michelle.shumway https://www.instagram.com/michelle.shumway/?hl=en

@khylshumway https://www.instagram.com/khylshumway/?hl=en

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YouTube channel: The Shumway show https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKUUxzkJnhDATCleslcgjMA

Vlog: Shumway Vlogs https://shumwayshow.com/blogs/the-shumway-show-vlog

 

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Jun 01, 2020
Memorial Day: remembering the 2 men we named baby Harry after & thoughts on life after death
43:39

Memorial Day is a very tender time for so many who are remembering loved ones, especially those who died in combat to secure the freedoms we all enjoy in the United States of America. Today we take a bit of time to honor and thank them, and share memories of the two men who we named our baby boy Harold David after, my grandpa Harold and Neil’s brother Dave. We also share our thoughts and feelings about life after death, what we believe happens to our loved ones after they pass on, and what they’re busy doing helping us from the other side.

 

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May 25, 2020
Susie Allison from Busy Toddler: independent play and tips for littles learning at home
43:45

Susie Allison, a former kindergarten and 1st grade teacher, now stay at home mom, is also the genius creator of the account busy toddler that has amassed almost a million followers on Instagram at the time of this recording. Susie shares tips on keeping toddlers happily busy with independent play based on projects that will cost $5 or less, using many things you probably have in your home already. Today Susie shares with us so much of her wisdom about getting kids to play independently, schedules, TV time, childhood development through play and learning, and what her advice is for parents who are trying to keep their littles busy during a quarantine or anytime you’re spending many hours at home. Susie has been featured on the today show, people, time magazine, and I’m super grateful to have her as a guest on mint arrow messages today too.

 

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Show Notes:

Busy Toddler website https://busytoddler.com/

Get 25% off all Busy Toddler Playing Pre-school Programs with coupon code home25

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/busytoddler/?hl=en

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thebusytoddler/

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/busytoddler123/busy-toddler/

 

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May 18, 2020
Honesty and integrity: why this lost virtue is so vital in business and a happy life
43:41

A few nights ago, Neil and I got into a deep discussion about the need for integrity and how it seems to be less and less common in the world, and more and more accepted as just “the way things are” or have to be. We felt strongly that today’s episode needed to be on honesty and integrity, in business, in our personal lives, and in recovery. Neil shares his perspective as a recovering addict and I share some examples of business and personal times where I’ve faced the option to be honest or yield to temptation to cut corners, and we share why we believe honesty really does pay off in the end.

 

Show Notes:

Gordon B. Hinkley book “Standing for Something” https://amzn.to/2ShHp4G

Talk “Three Towels and a 25 Cent Newspaper” Richard C. Edgley https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2006/10/three-towels-and-a-25-cent-newspaper?lang=eng

 

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May 11, 2020
Greg McKeown on essentialism: how to really ask yourself “what is essential” and why it matters
01:00:44

New York Times best selling author and soon to be podcast host Greg McKeown shares with me today some of the philosophies that he teaches in his well-known book Essentialism, a book that quite honestly transformed my life! He talks about the art of saying no, of really getting back to what matters most in life, and how that can set you free to live the life you were intended to live. He shares some fun examples of how essentialism has guided him as a father and how he and his wife have seen their family and children take on this mindset of essentialism, and the great blessings and rewards that have come from doing so. This is one of my all time favorite episodes and if you enjoy it as much as I did, be sure to check out Greg’s brand new podcast that’s linked in today’s show notes too. 

 

Show Notes:

 

Greg McKeown’s book  “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” https://amzn.to/3aV9W6A

Website https://gregmckeown.com/

Greg McKeown Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gregorymckeown/

Greg McKeown YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/gregorymckeown

 

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May 04, 2020
Sharing faith fearlessly: tips on sharing your testimony in authentic natural ways
46:59

I love to share about the gospel of Jesus Christ with my online audience, but it wasn't always that way! Today Neil and I dig into the topic of sharing about your faith online or with others around you, fearlessly and without hesitation. We talk about why it was so scary at first, how I got over that fear and what led me to a passion for sharing the gospel online. We talk about what topics people are seeking answers for most and how to share in natural and effective ways, why it's a lie that you can't talk about faith at work or school, and how to get help with and get better at sharing your faith with others. 

 

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Show Notes:

Book “The Power of Everyday Missionaries” by Clayton M. Christensen

http://www.everydaymissionaries.org/

Missionary Work: Sharing What Is in Your Heart  Dieter F. Uchtdorf

 

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Apr 27, 2020
Infertility awareness: Kendyl Madsen (Corrine's best friend) shares about her struggles with infertility including 4 miscarriages and 3 rounds of IVF to get her two miracle babies here
01:03:44

Infertility affects about 6.1 million women in the united states alone, according to the CDC. And since April is infertility and infant loss awareness month, I asked one of my very best friends Kendyl Madsen, who knows the struggle of infertility better than almost anyone else I know, to share her story of getting her two babies here after hundreds of shots, tests and three full rounds of IVF. Kendyl was gracious enough to share her entire journey of ups and downs with getting pregnant and losing pregnancies, what they tried, how it felt, and most importantly, what helped her most from friends and loved ones who supported her through these trials. I'm confident that Kendyl's story will provide a lot of hope for other couples hoping to get pregnant, and more understanding and compassion for those who have loved ones who struggle with infertility or infant loss and how we can best support them.

 

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Show Notes:

Kendyl’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kendylmadsen/?hl=en

 

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Apr 20, 2020
Joy Cho and business wisdom: pivoting, leadership and family
41:44

Joy Cho of the blog Oh Joy has been working in the creative design space since 2005 and now runs a lifestyle brand and design studio, including licensed product lines with Target, Band-Aid, CalPak and more. Joy also has amassed a following of nearly 13 million Pinterest followers and has twice been named one of Time's most influential people on the internet under 30. Joy shares her wisdom with all of us that she's gained on leadership, the importance of pivoting in your business (which is top of mind for SO many entrepreneurs right now) and some very unique and admirable perspective on taking care of your parents in their older years once you've reached a successful point in your career.

 

Show Notes:

Joy’s blog https://www.ohjoy.com/

Joy’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ohjoy/?hl=en

 

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Apr 13, 2020
Alcoholism awareness month: where to find help + AA 12-step concepts that will help anyone right now
53:46

Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol. The program was started in April 1987 with the intention of targeting college-aged students who might be drinking too much as part of their newfound freedom. It has since become a national movement to draw more attention to the causes and effects of alcoholism as well as how to help families and communities deal with drinking problems. Since Neil and I are well acquainted with the 12 steps of recovery, and especially since Neil began his recovery journey in a traditional 12 step non-denominational meeting founded on the principles of AA, we decided this month we would share some of the basic concepts behind Alcoholics Anonymous, especially since right now in isolation so many people are suffering with their addictions or realizing they might have a problem that they need help with. We really believe this topic will reach everyone at some point in some capacity, whether you yourself struggle with addiction or someone you love does. We hope that today’s episode sheds light on an issue that’s sometimes hard to find solid solutions with, and that if you know someone who might be struggling that you’ll share it with them.

 

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Show Notes:

 

Neil’s favorite talk on taking it “one day at a time”. 

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/d-todd-christofferson/give-us-this-day-our-daily-bread/

 

Find a local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources

 

Find an ARP meeting (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Addiction Recovery Program)

https://addictionrecovery.churchofjesuschrist.org/find-a-meeting?lang=eng

 

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) meetings https://www.sa.org/meetings/

 

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meetings https://oa.org/find-a-meeting/?type=0

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Fox news article on relapse due to coronavirus isolation. Some solutions on what to do.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/coronavirus-poses-risk-relapse-among-individuals-recovery-expert-says

Apr 06, 2020
The American Moms and Politics: how to stay informed, teach your kids and be a good citizen in highly political times
50:33

This episode was recorded several weeks before COVID-19 became the hot-topic global issue that we're now living in, but in some ways it makes the content even more applicable to what we're facing currently. In today's episode, I interview twin sisters, moms, political junkies, former White House and Capitol Hill staffers Andrea Reeve and Brittany Richman who are both incredibly passionate about American politics. Andrea and Brittany answer some of my toughest questions about how to get the very most well-rounded and credible news sources to form your own opinions, how to talk to your kids about politics, how to be good citizens and neighbors, how to talk about things that matter with people you love without becoming contentious, and why it matters SO MUCH to be informed with our country. I really believe you'll find so many takeaways that will help all of us navigate these current uncharted waters with the rapid changes we're seeing in our country, now and leading up to an election year.

 

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Show Notes:

 

American Moms Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theamericanmoms/

The American Moms website http://theamericanmoms.com/

Book recommendation “You Learn by Living” by Eleanore Roosevelt  

Best books on politics for kids http://theamericanmoms.com/12-of-the-best-books-to-teach-patriotism-to-your-children/

American Moms recommendations for easy to follow news sources:

@minutewithmads on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/minutewithmads/?hl=en

The Skim morning news email and afternoon podcast https://www.theskimm.com/

BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news

The Wallstreet Journal https://www.wsj.com/

Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/

C-span https://www.c-span.org/

 

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Mar 30, 2020
Perspective: positivity and introspection during the chaos of Coronavirus
40:39

This week we felt compelled to chat all about what we're doing to deal with Coronavirus, and how positivity can change your perspective. We talk about actions you can take to see this time as a gift, being spiritually prepared for whatever may come, and keeping an attitude of faith and optimism instead of fear.

Show Notes:

 

Talks referenced in this episode:

 

“Consistent and Resilient Trust” L. Todd Budge

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2019/10/27budge?lang=eng

 

“Preparation for the Second Coming” Dallin H. Oaks

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2004/04/preparation-for-the-second-coming?lang=eng

 

“Are Ye Stripped of Pride?” Kim B. Clark

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/kim-b-clark/ye-stripped-pride/

 

Book “The Divine Gift of Forgiveness” Neil L. Andersen

https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Gift-Forgiveness-Neil-Andersen/dp/1629727415/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=justaskcorinnepin-20&linkId=7d3e3deefb4d5cc07f9d3a06ee64c19a&language=en_US

 

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Mar 23, 2020
Emily Belle Freeman on collaborative faith: how to come together as Christians and why it matters
47:24

Emily Belle Freeman is a well-known author, teacher and now youtuber and podcaster whose YouTube channel "Don't Miss This" with Dave Butler has exploded over the past two years. But one of her greatest passions in life is working with and building communities of Christian women of different denominations who can learn from each other's differing perspectives and grow in their faith in Christ. Today Emily shares with me how her love for creating these bible study groups began, what her tips are for women who want to study with other women of different Christian faiths, and why it matters SO MUCH that we build on common ground. 

 

Show Notes:

 

“Don’t Miss This” YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDM4cG9T5jvdV3SeHT6ILCw

“Don’t Miss This” podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-miss-this-study/id1486505917

 

Multiply Goodness Instagram https://www.instagram.com/multiplygoodness/?hl=en

Multiply Goodness website https://www.multiplygoodness.com/

Emily’s Website https://www.emilybellefreeman.com/dont-miss-this

Emily’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/emilybellefreeman/

Emily’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/emilybellefreeman/

“Come Follow me” Study resources https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/manual/come-follow-me

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Mar 16, 2020
How do you hear the voice of the Lord?
57:21

On February 26, Neil and I both received an email from the President of our church inviting us to think deeply about how we hear the voice of the Lord, and to share our experiences and feelings about Jesus Christ. Today Neil and I dig into the topic of God speaking to us, and how we hear the voice of the Lord. We share some personal experiences and tips on what helps us hear His voice, describe exactly what that feels like, looks like and sounds like, and how and when we have experienced it most in our lives.

 

Show Notes:

“Cast Not Away Therefore Your Confidence” Talk by Jeffrey R. Holland

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/jeffrey-r-holland/cast-not-away-therefore-your-confidence/

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Mar 09, 2020
Shan Tripp's tips for babies and kids: Pediatric nurse and homeschooling mom shares tips on keeping your kiddos safe and enjoying motherhood
44:50

Shan Tripp spent several years as a pediatric emergency room nurse, and has now moved her family across the big pacific ocean to live full time in Hawaii and homeschool her four kids. Today she shares with all of us her top tips for keeping your kiddos safe at home, after years of taking care of kids who wound up in the ER at Salt Lake's Primary Children's Hospital, along with some really beautiful advice about trusting a mother's intuition and truly enjoying the moments that pass so quickly between mother and child.

 

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Show Notes:

Shannon’s website https://www.shantripp.com/

Sign up for Shannon’s course on Mastering Medical Emergencies https://shantripp.mykajabi.com/offers/coriNT2a/checkout

Video: What to do if your baby is choking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj7o8GMv4os

Shannon’s Insta @shantripp https://www.instagram.com/shantripp/?hl=en

 

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Mar 02, 2020
Corrine and Neil on Working together as a couple: how we ended up as business partners and advice for working together
48:54

When Neil and I first got married, working together as business partners was far from our envisioned happily ever after, but yet here we are working together full time on our small business from home every day. Today we're sharing what led up to all of this, and what advice we would give anyone else trying to run a business or even just run a life together as a couple.

 

Show Notes:

Clifton Strengths Finder Test https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/strengthsfinder.aspx

Register your child for Laurel Springs online private school at laurelsprings.com/mintarrow and have your registration fee waived 

 

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Feb 24, 2020
Rock-bottom to ringing the bell with CEO Shawn Nelson: Chapter 11 bankruptcy to going public with Lovesac and all the leadership and life lessons he's learned
47:17

As a teenage kid fresh out of high school, Shawn Nelson came up with the idea of making his own bean bag with foam that caught on like wildfire across the US within a few years. As his business LoveSac took off, he also won a million dollar investment from Richard Branson on the hit TV show Rebel Billionare. Like many businesses that grow super quickly, LoveSac hit a rock bottom in those early years as they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Shawn explains to me what it was like to stick with his business and rebuild, the lessons he learned in leadership and overcoming adversity, and what they had to do to build all the way back up to the point of going public in June of 2018. He explains why LoveSac is now totally focused on sustainability and helping families grow with sactionals that will literally last them a lifetime. Shawn shares with me some of his personal values that he's established over the years too, why being a family man is the most important thing to him and how he manages to make the entire LoveSac organization feel like family too. 

 

Show Notes:

Shawn’s blog DFL Group (Designed For Life) https://dflgroup.org/

Lovesac’s page  https://www.lovesac.com/

Shawn’s Vlog https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFy8VVTRnCGrWtF3n_rvVqA

Instagram @shawnoflovesac https://www.instagram.com/shawnoflovesac/?hl=en

FB https://www.facebook.com/ShawnOfLovesac/

Twitter @shawnoflovesac https://twitter.com/shawnoflovesac?lang=en

Shawn’s book recommendations:

Good to Great by Jim Collins https://amzn.to/2uESEvf

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni https://amzn.to/2tRwoOh

Purple Cow by Seth Godin https://amzn.to/31Mblco

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz https://amzn.to/37m6e47

The Accidental Superpower by Peter Zeihan https://amzn.to/37n3aoj

 

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Feb 17, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife: let’s talk about sex! Why the struggle is so real in marriages and what to do about it
50:47

Today’s episode is very different from our normal lineup. We’re talking about intimacy in marriage and so if you have littles in the room, now would be a good time to push pause and either find some headphones or wait until later to listen. We go in depth on this topic as Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife answers all of my burning questions (and yours from a question box on Instagram stories) about sex and marriage and how you can improve your marital intimacy. This episode is intended for married couples and is definitely not intended for a young audience or single people trying to abstain from sex.

Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is a relationship and sexuality educator and coach, as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.  She wrote her dissertation on LDS women and sexuality, has taught college-level courses on human sexuality, and currently teaches online relationship and sexuality courses and live workshops to LDS individuals and couples.  

The opinions in this episode are those of Dr. Finlayson-Fife and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the church of Jesus Christ although she and I are both members. I hope you’ll take from this episode what’s helpful to you and feels right, and leave, if anything, whatever does not.

I’m so grateful for Dr. Finlayson-Fife taking the time to record this episode with me and especially on the week of Valentines Day, I hope it helps bring many married couples closer together. 

 

Show Notes:

Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife’s website and online courses  http://www.finlayson-fife.com/

Get 20% off her courses for Valentines Day! 

Dr. Finlayson-Fife’s podcast archive http://www.finlayson-fife.com/podcast-archive

Book 101 Nights of Great Sex https://amzn.to/37ysB7b

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Feb 10, 2020
Grief with Neil and Corrine: one year after Dave's death and what we've learned about grief.
42:44

This past year, Neil and I have learned a lot about grief as we've processed the death of his brother Dave Stokoe, whose story you can hear in episode 1 of Mint Arrow Messages. Today we share some of the feelings we experienced individually, as a couple and as a family, what's helped us most, and hopefully what can help anyone else who loses a loved one or knows someone going through grief.

 

Show Notes:

Corrine’s article on marrying a recovering addict https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/2019/10/i-decided-to-marry-a-recovering-pornography-addict?lang=eng

Doors of Death- Talk given by Russell M. Nelson https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1992/04/doors-of-death?lang=eng

 

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Feb 03, 2020
Brooke White - Letting God Lead: her American Idol story and God's hand in all of it
52:26

You may remember Brooke White as the indie-pop singer and songwriter from season 7 of American Idol. But what you might not know is her crazy back-story of how she even ended up as a contestant on American idol, how she felt God led her to that decision and opened doors all along the way. Brooke shares how she learned to get out of her own way, and that God has a plan for you that He will make happen, if you’ll only allow Him to.

 

Show Notes:

Brooke’s Instagram @brookewhite https://www.instagram.com/realbrookewhite/?hl=en

Brook’s new record Calico https://ffm.to/calico

 

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Jan 27, 2020
Senior Missionaries before Retirement: the story of my parents Grant and Si Foster deciding to serve an 18 month mission before they retire.
59:18

My parents have always talked about going on a service mission for our church together someday for as long as I can remember, but the plan was always for them to leave after retirement age. They shocked my siblings and me about a year ago at Christmas time when they announced to our family they'd be leaving on an 18 month mission to Barcelona Spain in 2020, NOT because my dad was retiring early, but because they felt extremely impressed that this was the will of the Lord. Today we walk through both of their a-typical journeys in faith and growing up in less-than-ideal circumstances as young church members, where my dad gained his burning love for missionary work and how my mom became truly converted to the gospel, and the crazy back-story of deciding to put my dad's career on hold for 18 months to serve as missionaries for a year and a half in Spain. You'll also hear more about what Senior Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints typically do, and what their advice is to anyone else considering serving a mission.

Show Notes:

 

Si Foster’s blog https://abountifulkitchen.com/

 

Si’s Instagram @abountifulkitchen https://www.instagram.com/abountifulkitchen/

 

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Jan 20, 2020
Digital parenting with Mindy McKnight: how to raise cyber-smart kids with Viral Parenting author Mindy McKnight of Cute Girls Hairstyles
41:51

Mindy McKnight is a wife, mom of 6 and CEO of the multi-million subscriber YouTube channel Cute Girls Hairstyles. Mindy pioneered YouTube and has raised teenagers and little kids through a digital age and picked up all kinds of knowledge and wisdom along the way. Today she shares with me her best tips on raising kids in a technology-driven world including things like cell phone contracts, what age she recommends to give a kid a phone, how to stay in the loop on what they're going through and understand the newest apps coming out, how she's adjusted for each kid in her family including one who has autism, and what to do when things don't go as planned with teens and tech.

 

Show Notes:

 

Mindy’s book- Viral Parenting https://amzn.to/2T4P7QR

Instagram- @mindymcknight https://www.instagram.com/mindymcknight/?hl=en

YouTube Channel- Cute Girls Hairstyles https://www.youtube.com/user/CuteGirlsHairstyles

 

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Jan 13, 2020
Finance and marriage with Jordan Page: tactical tips on how to budget to live the life of your dreams
55:40

Jordan Page is a blogger, youtuber and financing/budgeting guru who's been featured on the Today Show, Rachel Ray and Good Morning America as a frugality expert. Her budgeting bootcamps have helped countless people get out of debt and live the life of their dreams and today she shares some of her BEST advice on how to keep finances in your marriage healthy and how to work together toward your goals individually and as a couple. Jordan and I really get into some of her nitty gritty tips and if you're looking to jump start 2020 into better budgeting and finances, this is the episode for you.

 

Show Notes:

Get 10% off Jordan’s budget bootcamp with code mintarrow https://budgetbootcamp.com/

Instagram @funcheaporfree

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/funcheaporfree

Blog https://funcheaporfree.com/

 

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Jan 06, 2020
Gestational Surrogacy with Kelsey Nixon: a deep dive into gestational surrogacy and Kelsey's message to "just keep going" when life gets hard
49:36

My dear college friend and fellow broadcast journalism classmate from BYU, Kelsey Nixon is today's podcast guest. Kelsey is one of THE MOST successful students to come out of our graduating broadcast journalism class, as a contestant on Food Network Star season 4 to landing her own cooking shows with The Cooking Channel, regular appearances on The Today Show and Rachel Ray, publishing cookbooks and even creating an exclusive product line with the home shopping network, and now hosting her own show with BYUTV called Dinner Takes All. But today Kelsey and I talk about her journey with bringing babies into the world, her physical and emotional struggles that she went through with her first son's premature birth and second son who was also born prematurely and ended up passing away in the hospital. She opens up about her grief process and how she and her husband Robby decided to have their third child and now their fourth through gestational surrogacy. Today's episode is educational, inspirational and spiritual. I learned SO MUCH from Kelsey during this episode and I'm excited to share her story, wisdom and life experiences with you guys today too. 

 

Show Notes:

Insta @kelseynixon

blog https://www.kelseynixon.com/

Dinner Takes All TV show https://www.byutv.org/dinnertakesall

 

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Dec 30, 2019
Testimonies of Jesus Christ: wrapping up this year's #LightTheWorld campaign by sharing testimonies of The Savior as we celebrate His birth
48:45

This week we wrap up the #LightTheWorld campaign by reviewing a few of our favorite experiences so far serving others One by One to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We also invited several bloggers, youtubers and influencers to share their testimonies of the Savior Jesus Christ with you. It's my hope that as you hear these testimonies you'll feel the love that our Savior has for YOU and that you'll be inspired to share your light with others as well. Special thanks to @femalefoodie, @colettekati, @iheartnaptime, @lillieeatsandtells, @classyclutter, @melskitchencafe, @setemagali, and @abountifulkitchen for taking the time to record and share their testimonies of Jesus Christ with us this week.

Show Notes:

 

Light the World https://www.comeuntochrist.org/light-the-world

 

Testimonies from:

 

Brooke Eliason @femalefoodie

Colette Kati @colettekati

Jamielyn Nye @iheartnaptime

Lilly Biesinger @lillieeatsandtells

Mallory Nikolaus @classyclutter

Mel @melskitchencafe

Setema Gali @setemagali

Si Foster @abountifulkitchen

 

Book mentioned in this episode: one by one https://amzn.to/35qEjQo

 

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Dec 23, 2019
Faith over fear with Desiree Hartstock: season 9 Bachelorette's back-story of following God's calling
40:49

If you consider yourself part of Bachelor Nation you're going to LOVE today's episode! And even if you aren't, but you're a person of faith or just love good-hearted people, I think you'll really enjoy today's discussion with Desiree Hartstock Siegfried. Like many of you, I watched Desiree on Season 17 of The Bachelor and my friends and I would say "she seems like she would be friends with us!" and we were all thrilled when she was chosen as The Bachelorette. Today we talk about way more than just her experiences on the Bachelor and Bachelorette though. We get into her back story of how this all unfolded in her life, how following God's plan for her led her to find her way on these shows and eventually find her husband Chris too. Desiree candidly shares with me what it was like to be on these shows, how her faith journey evolved over time, and now how she choses faith over everything, as a mom and entrepreneur.

Show Notes:

 

Desiree’s Instagram @desireesiegfried 

 

Desiree’s Twitter @deshartsock

 

Wedding gowns by Desiree Siegfried http://www.desireehartsock.com/

 

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Dec 16, 2019
Ruby Franke's story of living with less: How 8passengers vlogger sacrificed to save her family from financial ruin and find peace
45:28

Today's story is an inspiring one! My friend Ruby Franke, mom of 6 and vlogger at the youtube channel 8passengers, shares her story with me of how she and her husband as newlyweds found themselves buried in debt and barely able to pay for milk at the grocery store without putting it on a credit card or line of credit. She tells me about how they sold their home and went back to apartment living and stayed committed to living within their means instead of keeping up with the Joneses, and how they still continue to live this lifestyle as they've paid off their home and resolved to stay debt-free. Ruby shares some wise counsel with me about not comparing or being compelled to do what everyone around you is doing, but to have the courage to get honest and be true to what you know in your heart is best for you.

 

Show Notes:

Ruby’s instagram: @8passengers 

YouTube channel: 8 passengers 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ3FRaHOIwXLOQNeUwVpBUA

-Go to foursigmatic.com/mintarrow or enter code MINTARROW at checkout for 15% off your order.

-Go to vistaprint.com and enter code mintarrow50 to get 50% off your order.

 

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Dec 09, 2019
Light the World: 25 ways in 25 days to invite Christ back into your Christmas
43:47

Today Neil and I talk all about what the #LightTheWorld campaign has meant to our family over the past several Christmas seasons, some of the good we've been able to be part of and how easy it is to get involved, no matter WHAT faith you belong to. We share some personal experiences and my strong personal philosophy of WHY social media exists, and the power of doing a little good on the internet and how far that can go to change lives. We talk about some favorite memories of #LightTheWorld service days and some of the things we're excited to do this year. If you want to join us you can go to lightTheWorld.org to find a calendar of 25 very simple ways you can serve in the 25 days of the Christmas season, and even sign up to get simple text alerts each day reminding you what that day's theme is. We hope you will join us in making this year the best Christmas ever by bringing Christ back into the true reason for the season.

Show Notes:

Natalie and Ryan’s conversion story video

https://www.comeuntochrist.org/belong/welcome/carleys-book-of-mormon

Be a part of Light the world this Christmas

https://www.comeuntochrist.org/light-the-world/service-prompts-sms-signup

https://www.Awaytravel.com/mintarrow for $20 off any bag or suitcase

https://www.Nativedeodorant.com Promo Code: MINTARROW for 20% off your first purchase

https://www.Vistaprint.com Promo Code: Mintarrow50 for up to 50% off all holiday cards & photo calendars

 

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Dec 02, 2019
Childhood cancer: How 7 year old Lynden turned lemons into lemonade by raising over $40k for pediatric cancer research selling lotus bracelets
52:42

Imagine what it would be like to go from everything being totally normal one day, to finding out through a voicemail the next day that your child has cancer and needs to seen by an oncologist immediately. That's just the beginning of my friend Amanda Smith's story and today she has graciously agreed to share her family's story of her 7 year old daughter Lynden's diagnosis and 6 rounds of chemo that started only a few months ago. The MOST remarkable part of this story is that Lynden and her family have raised over $40,000 for the pediatric cancer research foundation, all because Lynden asked her mom if she'd donate to the Ronald McDonald box every time she went through the drive-thru after Lynden was diagnosed. Lynden also has a remarkable story of chopping off and donating her hair to crowns for courage a YEAR before she ever knew she would need that same donation herself. Their story is incredibly inspiring, heartwarming and so perfect to lead us into the holiday season where everyone's hearts tend to be a little more open to giving. If this episode touches your heart like it did  mine, I would love for you to share a screenshot of it to your IG stories and make sure you tag me @mintarrow so I can see it! You can also go to our shownotes and find links to donate to the pediatric cancer research foundation and buy one of Lynden's lotus bracelets to help her raise even more money for childhood cancer research.

 

Buy Lynden’s bracelets/donate

https://lyndenslotus.com/

Donate to pediatric cancer research

https://pcrf-kids.org/

Amanda’s Insta @amandalynnsmith_

https://www.zola.com/mintarrow for $50 off your registry!

 

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Nov 25, 2019
Changing lives with Days for Girls: Celeste Mergens (founder of Days for Girls) shares how we can help empower young girls globally to stay in school and find better futures
42:19

The season of giving and doing a little more good around the world is upon us, and this week I'm bringing a guest on to tell you about one of my FAVORITE non-profit organizations, Days for Girls. Celeste Mergens, the founder and CEO of Days for Girls, shares with me her incredibly powerful story of being led by the Lord to start an organization to help women and young girls in developing countries with reusable supplies for menstruation. Days for girls also teaches and educates people globally about their bodies, how to stay safe and avoid human trafficking and become more empowered to stay in school, be leaders in their careers, and wait till their bodies are ready to bear children. The life-changing impact that Days for Girls is having around the world is absolutely astounding to me, with 1.5 million women now empowered to take their days back monthly when many of them used to have to stay home with no other solution during those 5 days of their cycle. They have a long way to go with 50 million women suffering from a lack of solution and education around this issue. We're going to talk about how you can get involved and help and even come to a service project with me next week if you're in the Salt Lake Area, and if not you can go to the show notes to find out how you can help from anywhere.

Show Notes:

 

Special Days for Girls event hosted by PMD in Draper Utah November 26th 2019

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pmd-beauty-x-days-for-girls-hosted-by-corrine-stokoe-of-mintarrow-tickets-79243115291

 

Days for Girls website

www.daysforgirls.org

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DaysforGirls/

Instagram @DaysForGirls

Twitter @DaysForGirls

 

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Nov 18, 2019
Honoring Veteran's Day with Amy Lou Hawthorne: Army wife and former helicopter pilot herself educates us on what it's like to be a military family
55:46

As an 8-year helicopter pilot for the US Army and now wife to a man in active duty, toting two darling kids all over the United States and sharing her journey every step of the way, Amy Lou Hawthorne is an American sweetheart who has stolen the hearts of many of my current listeners and followers. I recently asked on my instagram stories for suggestions of people to interview for Veteran's Day who either were in the armed forces themselves or married to someone in active duty, and Amy Lou Hawthorne was the overwhelming favorite and most suggested out of anyone. I was delighted to find out that not only is she an army wife who understands the struggle of having a spouse away on active duty, but she herself also served in the military for 8 years as a helicopter pilot. Amy shares candidly her ups and downs of being in the military, the leadership lessons she learned, how its affected her marriage and her children as she's raised them through several deployments and most importantly, she educates me on how to better serve and understand and appreciate those who sacrifice so much to make our country safe. I'm so thankful so many of you pointed me to her and I really think you're going to love this interview.

 

Amy Lou Hawthorne Instagram

The Ever Co. Business Instagram 

Military Support Organizations:
Legacies Alive http://legaciesalive.com/
Team Red White and Blue https://www.teamrwb.org/
Legacy Magazine https://www.legacymagazine.org/
Wounded Warrior Project https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ For volunteer opportunities on military bases contact:

ACS (Army Community Service)
MWR https://www.armymwr.com/
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Nov 11, 2019
Modest fashion with Leena Snoubar: wearing a hijab, dressing modestly and inner confidence
41:57

Have you ever wondered why some women wear a head scarf, where that tradition comes from, and why it’s important to them? Today I have the honor of interviewing a fellow modest fashion blogger Leena from the blog With Love Leena all about her journey in wearing hijab, dressing modestly and finding the confidence to be herself in a world where modesty isn’t always easy. She shares with me why modest fashion is so important to her, how she found her confidence in wearing a head scarf even though she’s the only woman in her family who does this, and what she wishes other people would understand about women who choose to dress like she does. I was amazed by all the parallels between her belief and mine in the importance of modesty, and I hope you’ll listen and be inspired by her beautiful perspective too.

 

Show Notes:

https://www.withloveleena.com/

https://www.instagram.com/withloveleena/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFlVeT7oDLA2JhU57Ed3JKA/featured

Video explaining temple garments: https://youtu.be/5vvN4qJRBM0

nativedeodorant.com code MINTARROW for 20% off

 

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Nov 04, 2019
Friendship advice with Neil and Corrine: how to create and maintain the best types of friendships rooted in trust and love
52:44

This was a hot topic that I polled my audience about several months ago and I'm happy to bring on my best friend who's an expert at creating and maintaining deep friendships, my husband Neil. Together we talk about the importance of having good friends, where to find those friends, what to do (and NOT to do) to make sure your friendships are rooted in trust, and even some advice for parents whose kids are struggling with friendships. We hope that you'll find some ideas that are helpful and uplifting in this episode and if you do we'd love to hear about it at the end if you'll take just a second to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

Show Notes:

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

“Beware of Pride” Ezra Taft Benson https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1989/04/beware-of-pride?lang=eng


“Are Ye Stripped of Pride” Kim B. Clark https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/kim-b-clark/ye-stripped-pride/

 

Skillshare for 2 Free Months of learning!

Four Sigmatic for 15% off your order!

 

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Oct 28, 2019
Job loss to online boss with Pat Flynn: how the economic crash of 2008 and a layoff propelled Pat into the online world of helping people and gaining millions of superfans.
48:28

If you're into business podcasts or online business websites you've proooobably heard of Pat Flynn, the host of Smart Passive Income and blogger at smartpassiveincome.com. But have you heard his story of losing his job in 2008 like so many other Americans, and what he did to catapult his entrepreneurial career after that job loss? Today Pat shares his candid experience of job loss, how he picked himself up after that blow and decided to take action, and where that action has led him over the past 11 years. He shares some incredible wisdom and inspiring advice for anyone who feels a little timid about what they might have to offer the online world, how you DON'T have to be the most credentialed expert in your field, and even how that may be to your advantage to be just a step or two ahead of someone else wanting to do what you've done. I came away totally inspired from this interview and I know you guys are going to walk away uplifted and inspired by this interview too.

Show Notes: 

 

Pat’s blog https://patflynn.com/

 

SuperFans- Pat’s new book https://patflynn.com/superfans/

 

Smart Passive Income https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/

 

Pat Flynn YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGk1LitxAZVnqQn0_nt5qxw

 

Social Channels: Instagram @patflynn, Twitter @patflynn, FB https://www.facebook.com/public/Pat-Flynn

 

Kevin Kelly 1,000 True Fans article https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/

 

Internet Business Mastery Podcast https://www.internetbusinessmastery.com/category/podcast/

 

Pencils of Promise  https://pencilsofpromise.org/

 

Produced by Dear Media

Oct 21, 2019
Traveling for a year with Brooke Eliason: what Female Foodie has learned from living in a different city every month this year
59:12

Have you ever thought about just packing up a few bags and hitting the road for an entire year? Well that’s exactly what my sister Brooke from Female Foodie did this past year and today she’s sharing with us her ups and a few downs, why they did it, what she learned, some of her best tricks and tips for traveling and living out of a suitcase long term with a husband, a dog and a baby, and what her best advice is for someone wanting to do the same. Buckle up because this episode is going to be an adventure!

Show Notes:

 

femalefoodie.com

 

Instagram @femalefoodie

Helpful Apps to use while traveling

-Turo https://turo.com/en-us

-Strava https://www.strava.com/

-All Trails https://www.alltrails.com/

Brooke’s best Airbnb tips video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpepdjVMcaY

Google Flights-Find great deals on flights 

 

Produced by Dear Media

Oct 14, 2019
Scripture study with Neil and Corrine: how to get more out of your scripture study and spiritual practice
48:16

This week we're taking one of my most frequently asked questions and answering it in an entire episode. Because I share my love for scripture study frequently on social media, I also get a lot of questions about HOW I study the scriptures. And when I asked recently what you guys wanted to see or hear from me, one of the top requests that came in over and over was for me to explain how I do my daily scripture study, what it looks like, where I fit it in, and how to get more out of a daily scripture study.

During this episode you'll hear Neil and me reference the Book of Mormon frequently, which is another Testament of Jesus Christ written by people in the American Continent during the same time as the bible, by people who were followers of Jesus Christ. Although we talk about the Book of Mormon frequently, we also strongly believe in the Bible to also be the word of God and have specifically studied the New Testament all year long.

I hope that no matter what faith you belong to, whether you're Jewish or Christian or Islamic or a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints like me or not, that you'll hear what Neil and I share in this episode and apply it to your own scripture study and your own version of strengthening your personal spirituality.

Show Notes: 

 

Face to Face with President Eyring and Elder Holland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZXEtcdVcRA

 

Books:

Essentialism by Greg McKeown https://amzn.to/2ozHvbQ

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen https://amzn.to/2ozHLaO

Get a free copy of the Book of Mormon https://www.comeuntochrist.org/beliefs/book-of-mormon-request

Get a free copy of the Bible:  https://www.comeuntochrist.org/beliefs/holy-bible/bible-request

 

 

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Oct 07, 2019
Diversity and inclusion with Jennifer Borget: why racial inclusion matters and how to be better about it
47:13

Let’s talk about racial inclusion and how we can be better at it! We’ve come a long way as a nation, but we have a long way to go and today my friend Jennifer Borget of Cherish 365 answers all my hard and awkward questions about race and inclusivity. We talk about the right way to say things, what not to say, what it’s like to be in an inter-racial marriage and how to raise kids who have open hearts toward all people

 

We even talk about a black Ariel and what that means to Jennifer and her daughter in the new Disney remake of little mermaid. Jennifer’s insight is beautiful, positive, refreshing and honest and I cannot wait for you guys to learn from her too.

 

Show Notes;

 

-Jennifer’s blog www.cherish365.com

 

-Instagram @jenniferborget

 

Jennifer’s list of must read children’s books on diversity https://cherish365.com/20-must-read-childrens-books-black-history-month/

 

Cinderella with Brandi Norwood and Whitney Houston https://amzn.to/2l4JXFG

 

Produced by Dear Media

Sep 30, 2019
Physical and mental heath with JJ & Erika Peterson: the story of Clean Simple Eats and inspiration behind their transformations
59:07

If you follow me on Instagram you already know I’m obsessed with clean simple eats!! Today, Neil and I get to sit down with the Founders of CSE and ask them all about their incredible meal plans and challenges, what inspired them to get started, JJ’s story of gaining and then losing 40% of his original body weight for a TV show, erica overcoming postpartum depression, all with clean eating that somehow tastes amazing too

 

Show Notes:

 

cleansimpleeats.com Enter promo code mintarrow for $15 discount on the meal plan

 

Instagram @cleansimpleeats and @cleansimpleeatsfit (workouts)

 

Community Facebook Page

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/cleansimpleeats/community/

 

https://www.mintarrow.com/clean-simple-eats/ 

 

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Sep 23, 2019
Authenticity with Amanda Perna: 2-time project runway contestant & fashion designer's insights on staying true to YOU
45:11

Description:

 

Amanda Perna is a creator of beautiful things, fashion designer, two-time project runway contestant and mompreneur who shares with me her story of evolving into her brand that's all about making people feel happy. She talks to me about why she believes its so very vital to stay true to you no matter what the other voices or influences around you might tell you, or what you might be telling yourself that everyone else wants from you.

 

Show notes:

 

Instagram @theamandaperna

 

The House of Perna

https://thehouseofperna.com/

 

Neon Bohemians

https://neonbohemians.com/

 

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Sep 16, 2019
Book love with Janssen Bradshaw: teaching kids to love reading and how to pick the best books
53:12

Janssen Bradshaw, blogger of 13 years at everyday-reading.com and mom of 4 teaches me some of her best tips today on how to really engage kids in reading, how to teach them to LOVE to read, how to pick the best books, and she shares some of her top must-read recommendations

 

 

 

Show Notes

 

-Instagram @everdayreading #janssenspicturebooks

 

-blog https://everyday-reading.com/

 

-https://www.facebook.com/EverydayReadingBlog/

 

-book rating for younger readers https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

 

 

 

Must Read Children’s/Teen Books:

 

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry https://amzn.to/34gNjHo

 

Heidi by Johanna Spyri https://amzn.to/2NQV5BW

 

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt https://amzn.to/2ZN0uwg

 

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth https://amzn.to/2LlAmVm

 

Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne https://amzn.to/2Lw8tbU

 

 

 

Must Read Self Help Books:

 

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin https://amzn.to/2MRYOQl

 

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin https://amzn.to/2MRZ2qF

 

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam https://amzn.to/2MWMDBO

 

All the Money in the World by Laura Vanderkam https://amzn.to/34kl9eB

 

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson https://amzn.to/2ZQzrEE

 

Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza https://amzn.to/2MVpks6

 

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson https://amzn.to/2zT7ehO

Sep 09, 2019
Lottery luck with Dan Markham: gaining 6M YouTube subscribers, finding success & staying humble
50:50

Dan Markham, the Youtuber who entertains more than 6 million subscribers each week, sits down with me to share his success story, how it all started with a lottery ticket and a science project, the advice he gives to people wanting to start a YouTube channel, and how they raise humble and kind kids in the making of it all.

 

Show Notes:

What’s Inside Official website

What’s Inside YouTube channel

What’s Inside Family YouTube channel

Wedding Present Video for Zack and Cambry

Sep 02, 2019
Parenting with Neil and Corrine: our favorite expert advice + Q&A with our kids
51:37

Back to school everybody! This week we’re starting out with a fun little Q&A with our two older girls Anabelle and Lyla, and then we dive into one of the most requested topics for our podcast: parenting. We’re sharing some of the most helpful books and resources and ideas we’ve picked up along the way from experts in the field of parenting, what REALLY works for us, and we end with our fail-proof source for parenting help and advice.

 

Show notes:

Book: “Parenting with Love and Logic” by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Book: “Christlike Parenting” by Dr. Glenn I. Latham

Simply on Purpose, Ralphie Jacobs (@simplyonpurpose) Instagram

Aug 26, 2019
Baby Ruby’s life and legacy with Ani Taylor: infant and child organ donation and peace in grief

Eight years ago, Ani Taylor’s baby ruby was fighting for her life in UCLA hospital while she waited for a liver transplant. Today I sit down with Ani and talk all about the beautiful details of Ruby’s life and legacy, why organ donation is such a tricky subject with babies and small children, and what every parent should consider about organ donation before they’re ever in a position to have to decide. Ani also shares with me a little about her grief process, how and why she felt peace, and what friends and family did that helped her the most.

 

Organ Donation Awareness:

Ruby Jane Foundation

Ani Taylor's blog

Donate Life America

Donor Registration

 

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Aug 19, 2019
Baby Ruby’s life and legacy with Ani Taylor: infant and child organ donation and peace in grief
51:18

Eight years ago, Ani Taylor’s baby ruby was fighting for her life in UCLA hospital while she waited for a liver transplant. Today I sit down with Ani and talk all about the beautiful details of Ruby’s life and legacy, why organ donation is such a tricky subject with babies and small children, and what every parent should consider about organ donation before they’re ever in a position to have to decide. Ani also shares with me a little about her grief process, how and why she felt peace, and what friends and family did that helped her the most.

 

Organ Donation Awareness:

Ruby Jane Foundation

Ani Taylor's blog

Donate Life America

Donor Registration

 

THRIVE MARKET: Visit thrivemarket.com/mintarrow for 25% off your first order + a FREE 30-day trial!

Aug 19, 2019
Finding direction with Spencer Taggart: getting God’s answers to your questions
54:48

Serial entrepreneur, family man and follower of God are a few ways I’d describe our friend and guest on the podcast today, Spencer Taggart. Spence is currently teaching as a professor of entrepreneurship at BYU Hawaii, but also owns several companies and has been a motivational speaker, a business strategist and ultimately shares with us today how he counsels with the Lord in all he does. He teaches us today exactly HOW he does this, and why it’s so very pivotal in making the best choices in life, even when they appear to not make much sense. He also shares his version of success versus what the world dictates as success, and how to find the most important answers to life’s questions.

Aug 12, 2019
Q&A with Corrine and Neil: your questions, our answers!
48:34

This week for Mint Arrow Messages we took the topics to YOU GUYS, and asked on our instagram @mintarrow about your burning questions and what you wanted us to discuss on the podcast. We cover everything from how we met, our proposal stories (yes there were more than one!), some business advice, marriage advice, how we like to vacation, and some other funny random questions and answers.

 

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NATIVE DEODORANT: 20% off your first order of Native Deodorant with promo code MINTARROW at nativedeodorant.com

 

Think and Grow Rich

How to Win Friends & Influence People

EntreLeadership

Beware of Pride

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Aug 05, 2019
Healing and Helping with Alison Faulkner: How to Cope and How to Help in Life’s Greatest Challenges
58:38

You might know her as the Alison show, because Alison has the ability to electrify a room in a matter of seconds, inspire change that shifts the whole course of someone’s life in just one workshop day, but today I sit down with my friend Alison Faulkner who I’ve known since college and we dive deep into her emotional and physical healing journey after being hit by a car a year and a half ago. Alison shares with me what she’s done to heal, how she copes with hard things in life, and what she’s learned about service and how to best help others in their greatest hour of need. 

 

Go to frankandoak.com/MINTARROW for $25 off your first subscription box!

 

Show notes:
 
 
Instagram: @thealisonshow
 
Podcasts: 
 
-Awesome with Alison
-Business Therapy
Jul 29, 2019
Motherhood with Si Foster: Advice from (MY!) Seasoned Mom and Blogger ABountifulKitchen
56:48

If you've ever wished you could fast forward your life and then be able to give your younger self advice, and especially if you're a mom, you're probably going to love today's episode. Today I sat down with MY mom, Si Foster, the blogger behind the best recipe blog in the world A Bountiful Kitchen. But we didn't talk much about recipes. Instead we talked through every phase of motherhood she's experienced and what advice she would have given herself or what she wishes she would have known. We cover everything from milk coming in to volunteering in the classroom to how to deal with teenagers and even adult children, and how to know when it's the right time or season to do different things in your motherhood journey.

 

Check out my mom's website www.abountifulkitchen.com

And find her on Instagram @abountifulkitchen

Jul 22, 2019
Comeback Story of Setema Gali: Super Bowl Champion’s Failure and Success Story
46:43

Setema Gali, former Super Bowl champion shares with us today how we went from achieving his dream of playing in the NFL to losing everything overnight and being evicted during the recession of 2008. Setema shares how he got out of that rut by working harder than he’d ever worked, doing door to door sales for three summers and what he now coaches people to do to achieve their dreams and greatest desires in life.

 

Check out Setema's podcast, Your Daily Revolution

Jul 15, 2019
Codependency with Mandi Gubler: How the 12-Steps can Free You from the Craziness of Codependency
01:16:45

This week we dive into a side of addiction recovery that I get asked a lot about, codependency, or in other words, what it’s like and how to deal with being the spouse or loved one of an addict. My guest, friend, mentor and sponsor in the 12-step program Mandi from vintage revivals is sharing her story or being married to a pain pill addict and how she set herself free from the shackles of addiction with the 12-steps.

Jul 08, 2019
Good Pictures Bad Pictures with Kristen Jenson: How to Protect Your Kids from Pornography
01:15:10

Kristen Jenson is the author of the best-selling book series, Good Pictures Bad Pictures, books that help parents teach their children what to do when they see pornography.

Neil and I get asked a lot about how to protect children from developing pornography addiction and while we have a lot of experience helping adults find recovery and in our own recovery journey, we've really never felt like experts in the field of how to help children stay safe from pornography.

Luckily Kristen Jenson has years and years of research based experience in understanding how young minds work and teaching parents to talk to their kids about pornography and what to do if and when they see pornography. I learned SO MUCH from this interview with Kristen and I think you guys will too.

Jul 01, 2019
Love One Another with Nicolette Mason: How We Can Be More Loving and Inclusive to members of the LGBTQ community
43:11
For international pride day, I’m honored to introduce you to my dear friend Nicolette mason, an advocate for inclusivity, designer and content creator at Nicolettemason.com
 Today Nicolette and I talk about how we can be more loving and inclusive to those specifically in the LGBTQ community, how to use inclusive language, how to make people in this community feel safe, and how it all really boils down to loving your neighbor.
 
@nicolettemason Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest
The Trevor Project www.thetrevorproject.org
AFFIRMATION-LGTBQ family and friends resource for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints https://affirmation.org
Jun 24, 2019
The Gift of Time with Jason Dunnigan: How Giving Your Time and Support to Others Leads to a Happier Life
44:54
Jason from the modern dad - do you follow him? Because if you don’t yet, he’s about to become your new best friend. Jason’s insta stories make me laugh on the daily but what I REALLY love about Jason is how well he supports others. In my interview today with Jason, the modern dad, he teaches me about giving the gift of time to others and how supporting other people can lead us to a more abundant life.
Jun 17, 2019
Overcoming Opiate Addiction with Jay and Lexy: Using the 12 Steps to Get Sober and Save Your Marriage
01:07:58

Jay and Lexy are super good friends of ours who’ve had a major impact on not just us but hundreds of people and couples in the south Orange County area. they’ve openly shared their story of Jay’s thousand pain pills a month opiate addiction and how they almost got divorced, to finding true recovery in the 12 steps. Jay and Lexy are sharing their story today with us as well as dropping wisdom about using the 12 steps to save their marriage and how they continue to use the 12 steps to have an incredibly happy marriage and life together.

Jun 10, 2019
Positive Parenting with Ralphie Jacobs: Parenting Principles That Work Like Magic
54:11
I’m so thrilled to share with you guys a concept that has literally changed my life as a mom: positive parenting. And I feel so grateful to have the woman who taught me the ways via Instagram stories, on the podcast today, to teach all of you too. Ralphie Jacobs from Simply on Purpose shares with us today her basic principles of positive parenting and how you can bring the JOY back into parenting your children as you implement these simple principles. I’ve been amazed time and time again how her teachings WORK and I cannot wait to share Ralphie’s positive parenting magic with all of you.
Jun 03, 2019
Self-Love with Sadie Sabin: Learning to Fill the Void in Life from Within
47:24
Today I interviewed my long time blogging friend Sadie from Simply Sadie Jane about her story of finding self love through mindfulness, meditation, hypnotherapy and how she’s helping so many other women and even children to find the same. Sadie shares some really personal stuff about her journey to find this self love and overcoming some pretty rough times with addiction to food, relationships and prescription pills and how she’s learned to be present and be still.
 
Check out Lawrence Corbridge's "Stand Forever" speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSEsLtwKzvw
May 27, 2019
Body Positivity with Ashley Reeves: Paradigm Shifts about the Body Positivity Movement
01:09:52

Body positivity is a HOT TOPIC these days and it seems like every time I turn around someone's talking about their version of body positivity and celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes, which is AWESOME. This week's interview though is one that might give you a serious paradigm shift with what body positivity is REALLY all about, we'll discuss how to talk to your kids about their bodies, and how to truly love yourself regardless of what your scale or pant size says. This week's interview with Ashley Reeves of Ashley's Fresh Fix is probably the most thought-provoking and eye-opening interview I've done so far and I cannot wait to share her wisdom and beautiful insight with all of you. 

 

Check out @beauty_redefined on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beauty_redefined/

May 20, 2019
Pornography Addiction Recovery: Our Love Story Part 2 of 2
47:20

Welcome back to our 2 part real life love story! This week we get to the good stuff, the SOLUTION in looking for addiction recovery. We really dig into what worked for us, how it worked, why it worked, and how you (or someone you love) who struggles with addiction can find that too. Neil and I both really hope that if you're feeling hopeless either because you struggle with addiction, or you're in a relationship with someone who's an addict, that what we share in this interview will help you find HOPE.

May 13, 2019
Pornography Addiction Recovery: Our Love Story Part 1 of 2
40:37

Today we're sharing a story we've shared before, OUR real life love story, of finding hope and recovery from pornography addiction. Neil and I talk about our dating journey and how he shared with me three months into dating that he had an addiction to pornography, what that looked like through our courtship and early marriage, some of the struggles we went through trying to find solution and find recovery, and what finally worked for us. Today is part 1 of 2 and make sure you come back next week to hear the second half of our story of finding hope and healing through the twelve steps of recovery.

May 06, 2019
Macro Counting with Lillie Biesinger: Fueling Your Body in a Positive Way
01:00:38

A few weeks ago I sat down with Lillie Biesinger, someone I had only met online previously, to talk all about macros! But we don’t just talk mechanics or specifics about weight loss or dieting, we talk about why this movement in the health and dieting industry was such a good fit for her (and for me!), how it taught her to give her body the best kind of fuel and why she’s so passionate about putting good things inside our bodies. Lillie really does feel like just the kind of friend every girl would want when you watch her online and I think you’ll feel the same way too as you listen to her in this interview.

Apr 29, 2019
Faith in Business with Nicole Walters: Finding God in your Work and Every Corner of your Life
41:47
This was one of the very first interviews I recorded for Mint Arrow Messages, almost a year ago when I was still pregnant with Millie, and I recorded it with one of my ALL TIME favorites, Nicole Walters. Nicole is an incredible entrepreneur who quit her full time 6 figure corporate job in front of 10,000 people on a live stream to pursue her dream of teaching others how to be profitable in their online businesses. Since then she’s built a million dollar business, fostered and then adopted three beautiful girls who she calls her tinies, and now has a podcast of her own called The Nicole Walters Podcast. You can find her at NicoleWalters.com or join her community of rich friends as she calls them at Facebook.com/monetizethyself.
 
In this episode you’ll hear a heartfelt conversation between Nicole and me about how she became a mom almost overnight, when she least expected it, and how she gives glory to God in her work, openly and publicly and how she feels that’s been a blessing in her life.
Apr 23, 2019
School Shooting Survivor Cindy: Lessons Learned 20 Years after Columbine
50:59
Today’s interview is with a blog reader Cindy who was a student and survivor of the school shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. 20 years ago this week, in Littleton Colorado, the deadliest school shooting to date occurred at Columbine where two students opened fire and killed 12 students and 1 teacher and wounded more than 20, before the two shooters killed themselves.
 
Cindy shared with me her story of what that day was like for her, how she was kept safe during the shooting, and the tender mercies she experienced on that day. She also talks about overcoming anger and resentment over the years, and how she learned to always look for the good in the world.
Apr 15, 2019
Adopt Don’t Shop with Hilary Sloan: Changing the World One Puppy Rescue at a Time
01:10:57

Today I interviewed my friend Hilary Sloan who’s an incredible advocate for animal rescuing and the human behind the ultra popular Instagram account @ellabeanthedog. Hilary has fostered countless dogs and rescued three darling dogs starting with Ella Bean, followed by Coconut Bean and most recently Fifi Von Bean.

Hilary and I talk through her story of finding and falling in love with Ella, Coconut and Fifi, the challenges they’ve overcome together, and what it’s like to adopt a dog.

But most importantly, Hilary educates me on why "adopt don't shop" is such an important movement and not just a cute hashtag, what we need to do better as a society to put an end to puppy mills and even what the best practices are if you’re buying from a respectable breeder. 

I can’t wait for you guys to learn from and be inspired by my friend Hilary and her furry little family.

Apr 08, 2019
NICU Mom Jen Hawkins: How to Love and Support your Friends who have Preemie Babies
01:20:38

Today’s interview was with my dear friend Jen, blogger, model and mom of two beautiful little twin girls. Jen helps me understand what it’s like to be a NICU mom, after her twins were born at 30 weeks and spent three months in the NICU. She walks me through what those days were like, the many highs and lows, and teaches me some really helpful things like NICU etiquette, and what helped them the most during that challenging time. We relive all of it and I can’t wait to share her intense and beautiful journey of bringing her two babies home with you guys today.

Apr 01, 2019
Remembering Steve: an Interview with Neil about his Brother who Took his Life in 1995
01:20:23

Many of you have listened to the podcast episode where I interviewed Neil about his brother Dave’s death in January 2019, just a couple of months ago. 

But eight days before Dave passed away, we recorded this interview where I asked Neil all about his brother Steve who died after taking his own life in 1995. 

Neil and I discuss what it was like for him to lose a brother to suicide, how that affected his family, what he learned from this loss, and how to support and help others going through grief.

We wanted to note a couple of things, that first of all if anyone has said “I’m sorry for your loss” to Neil or me recently in reference to Dave’s death that we feel your love and that this interview was more of a reflection of what Neil’s grief was like as a 13 year old. 

We also wanted to mention that if you found this podcast because you are seeking help because of suicidal thoughts or you are struggling at all with thoughts of taking your life, you can make an anonymous call to the national suicide prevention lifeline 24/7 at 1 (800) 273-8255

Mar 28, 2019
Becoming an Ironman with Brooke Eliason: From Half Marathon to Ironman in One Year
01:23:07

This week I sit down with my sister Brooke from the blog Female Foodie, but we don’t talk much about food, we actually talk about how she completed an iron man, which is a 2.4 mile swim, 114 miles on a bicycle, and then a 26.2 mile full marathon at the end.


She went from being that girl in grade school who was one of the last to finish and absolutely hated the mile run in PE, to hearing the words “Brooke Eliason, you are an Ironman!”


I can’t wait for you guys to be inspired by her story of overcoming obstacles and even people who doubted her, and re-live her experience training for and completing an Ironman.

Mar 18, 2019
Millennial Faith with Kenzie Elizabeth: Leaving Church and Coming Back
39:15

This week I sat down with vlogger and youtuber Kenzie Elizabeth Piper and talked a little about what we had planned to discuss - her experience with depression and anxiety - but mostly about something we totally didn't plan. The conversation really turned into a deep discussion about why SO many millennials are leaving organized religion, and what to do about it. We talked about how to love people as they leave and what not to say or do, what that was like for her, and what eventually brought her back to church. I learned a ton from this conversation and I think you will too!

 

Find Kenzie at...

Kenzie's YouTube Channel

Kenzie's Instagram

Kenzie's Podcast

Mar 11, 2019
Fostering & Adoption with Cara Brook: Making Room for One More
49:09
In today's episode we talk to my dear friend Cara Brook, from the booming beauty brand Maskcara Beauty, all about her experience and passion for foster parenting and her experience with fostering and adopting two of her own children. She gets real about the surprises that came with this process, how they decided that adding a third child (and pretty quickly after, a fourth) to their family was the right thing at a time when she was struggling to feel like she was enough as a mom and business owner. Come listen to her episode to be uplifted and edified and educated in the world of fostering, adoption and how this process has changed her life and her family. 
 
 
Mar 04, 2019
Postpartum Depression: Shedding Light on an Overshadowed Topic that so Many Women Face
01:07:10

In this episode Neil interviews me about my journey with postpartum depression. We talk about what that was like for me, how I identified it, how I dealt with and eventually overcame it, some of the advice I have for other mothers struggling with it or who fear having it when they have babies, and how it eventually led me to starting my blog.

Feb 25, 2019
Triumph Over Tragedy: The Story of Dave's Death and Choosing Light Over Darkness
01:27:33

Today we discuss in detail the death of Neil's brother Dave, what that was like for us, and the impact Dave had and continues to have for good. The circumstances surrounding Dave's death were beyond tragic, but we have chosen to focus on all the immeasurable good that has come from something so difficult, and honor his legacy by telling his story and sharing his message to be your best self, love life, love each other and fight whatever personal battle you are facing. 

Feb 25, 2019
Mint Arrow Messages – Trailer
02:48

Mint Arrow Messages is a podcast from blogger and content creator Corrine Stokoe who's best known for her fashion and deal blog Mint Arrow. In Mint Arrow Messages we talk to influencers you know and love about the REAL grit that made them who they are, the hidden stories of struggle, challenge and triumph. We're sharing their stories in hopes to create more awareness, compassion, kindness and understanding in a world that's starving for more goodness.

Feb 14, 2019