Being Intentional | Lyndie + Chris Carneal

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In episode 62, Meet Lyndie and Chris Carneal! They are the Founders of Booster, a school fundraising company on a mission to change the world through character development and unique programming. Chris and Lyndie have been married for 17 years. Chris first noticed Lyndie in 8th grade, and they solidified their friendship through college. The duo now has four kids and they live a life of intentional purpose, from the goals they set together (ie: the 150 meals) to the Life Excel spreadsheet they share (don't worry, we will get into that).

Chris and Lyndie are incredibly fun, together and separate. They share with us all what it's like when one person in a couple is high intensity and programs out most aspects of their life, while the other needs a little more downtime. It's incredibly relatable, and we think you'll be encouraged and challenged in this episode!

Hustle, Anxiety and Rhythms | Rebekah + Gabe Lyons

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In Episode 59, Jeff and André talk with old friends, Gabe and Rebekah Lyons. Gabe is a speaker, author and Founder and President of Q Ideas, which is a platform that works towards restoring the credibility and image of Christianity. Rebekah is also a speaker, Founder of Q Ideas, and a bestselling author. Her new book, Rhythms of Renewal, calls us to “trade stress and anxiety for a life full of peace and purpose.” Rebekah and Gabe recently released a podcast called: The Rhythms for Life Podcast. Check it out!

In this episode of the Love or Work Podcast, They propel one another to hustle out their dreams but push for oneness while in the process. Listen to Gabe and Rebekah share their journey of raising four kids, overcoming a life of anxiety, and having an engaging marriage that leads to unity in their decisions.

Beleaf in Fatherhood | Glen 'Beleaf' Henry

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This one is a little different! In Episode 58, Jeff and Andre introduce Glen Henry “Beleaf” at Plywood Presents x ATL Ideas! to share his story of balancing work and family.

Glen is the one behind the successful YouTube channel, Beleaf in Fatherhood and the How Married Are You podcast. His videos cover fatherhood, marriage, and life. He is YouTube’s 2018 Creator for Change Award recipient and does just that in this episode. In his keynote at Plywood Presents, Glen dives into his struggle of balancing fatherhood and marriage while becoming “successful.” His story is raw but redemptive, through his ability to acknowledge his challenges and work towards putting family first before the money.

Money, Chores, and Question Asking | Beverly + Todd Sandel

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Today, we meet Beverly + Todd Sandel, the co-creators of Defy Drift, a fun, simple tool for couples to recapture the closeness of deep conversation.

Beverly is passionate about uncovering the hidden genius in the dyslexic community. Gaining experience navigating life with her own hidden dyslexic child, Beverly became an Orton-Gillingham trained tutor in order to help other families struggling through the same plight. Todd is the Founder and CEO of The SouthCity Group, an Executive Coaching and Consulting Firm based here in Atlanta. Todd has dual Master’s degrees in both the fields of Organizational Leadership and Marriage & Family Therapy.

They have been married 20 years, are parents of teenagers ranging in age from 10 to 16, and share the importance of asking good questions while having face to face conversations with each other. They also share with us the philosophy about what it means to be a “citizen of the family.” They answer those hard questions: How do we teach our kids about money? How do we engage our kids doing chores? This couple is inspiring, and as a bonus, you don’t want to miss hearing about their crazy 31-day train trip with the kids this summer.

To learn more:
https://defydrift.com/

Defining and Framing Your Conversations | Brittany + Andy Thoms

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In episode 56, we all meet Brittany and Andy Thoms. This power couple founded the company See.Spark.Go, a media relations company based out of Athens, GA. They started their company during a time when they felt stuck in their own marriage, and now they share great tips on working together. They give expert advice about leveraging their differences so they become complimentary instead of causing division. The Thoms are super fun and full of such wisdom. You don’t want to miss this one!

Learn more about See.Spark.Go:
https://www.seesparkgo.com/

Grit & Virtue | Charlena + Roberto Ortiz

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Meet Charlena and Roberto Ortiz, husband and wife, creatives, and founders. Charlena is the Founder of Grit & Virtue, a personal development company for modern-day women. Roberto is a Design Director, Consultant, and works on the User Experience for Grit & Virtue. Their love story goes all the way back to 10th-grade geometry and spans across years of the good and the bad, from starting and sustaining a company to a struggle with infertility.

To learn more:
https://gritandvirtue.com

Road Trip Conversations | Andre + Jeff Shinabarger

In Episode 54, Jeff and Andre are on the road! We get a peek into their real life, and learn about how they make things happen in the day to day. We hear the great debate around giving kids iPads or not? How does listening to a podcast together make generate conversation? How do they create moments to connect in times of chaos?

Boundaries | Tori + Dr. Henry Cloud

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On Episode 53, we talk with Tori and Dr. Henry Cloud. Tori is a nAuthor + Philanthropist and Psychologist, Consultant and Author. Dr. Cloud is most famous for his book called “Boundaries”, which has sold more than 4 million copies.

“Boundaries define what is me and what is not me.”

We talk about boundaries in relationships and how building in structure within your marriage and family creates healthy boundaries.

They share about the importance of being responsible for our own needs and not blaming others for our disappointments.

Natural consequences are a value that they hold as a family and how over-parenting and parenting out of your fears can be a detriment to your children.

We even discuss Dr. Clouds book “How To Get a Date Worth Keeping” and get his advice about dating. He thinks singles need to let go of a certain “type,” change their traffic patterns and up their dating numbers. This is an episode for those that are married or single—so listen today!

Use the promo code PLYWOOD for one free month of coaching on Boundaries from www.boundaries.me or one free month of leadership coaching from LeadU.tv

Opposites Attract | Shauna + Aaron Niequist

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In this episode, we interviewed Aaron and Shauna Niequist! Aaron is a musician and author of the book "The Eternal Current." Shauna is a New York Times best-selling author of the book "Present Over Perfect."

They are opposites in every way, yet respect and love their differences. They have learned how an extrovert and introvert can work together. They share their story about saying yes to OPRAH, which meant saying no to something else really important. We also learn how from this duo on how to make realistic assessments of what a 'yes' decision means, for everyone involved.

The Niequists have also changed the idea of a successful day to be more about connection than accomplishing tasks and valuing the things in life that are unique to only what you can do.

Join us this week as we celebrate ONE year of the Love or Work Podcast, as we continue to learn from others and ask the hard questions. We will be sharing a giveaway on Instagram this week. Find us @loveorwork!

Between Parents | Joy + Billy Phenix

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Episode 51! Meet Joy and Billy Phenix, married for 22 years and counting. As a couple, they host a podcast called Between Parents, with over 100 episodes focusing on marriage and parenting. As individuals, Joy is the Executive Producer of Nine Toe Productions and Billy is the Director of Staff Development at North Point Ministries.

In this episode, we cover so much. Listen for their advice on not getting stuck in the comparison trap, the system of umbrellas, and whiteboarding tensions. We will learn techniques on how to stand shoulder to shoulder instead of face to face. How do we move forward as we and not me.

Things to know before Marriage | Jeff + Andre Shinabarger

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In Episode 50, Jeff and Andre are talking through ten things that they wish they knew before marriage. From orange juice to ignoring phone calls. Don't worry, if you're already married, there are some good reminders, so take a listen, and share this episode with friends who are engaged or plan to get married.

Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by Andre Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and Andre learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose and parenting.

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

Love or Work is a project of Plywood People.
Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good.
https://www.plywoodpeople.com

Business and Family | Taylor Levy + Che-Wei Wang

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Today, we'd like to introduce you to Taylor Levy and Che-Wei Wang [pron. sey-wey]. They are designers, inventors, parents, and lobsters. Yes, lobsters. They give a beautiful explanation as to why. Both Taylor and Che-Wei are alumni of MIT Media Lab and ITP at NYU. Their unique life experience has informed how they try to approach life, work, and family. They exist to create the things they want to see in the world - from one of a kind time capsules, key wranglers, and beautifully designed pens (there's even one with a ruler on it!). We also learn about their guiding principles when creating new things. This duo is wise beyond their years. Listen and learn with us!

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Super Bowl Baby... Literally | Martavia + Jarius Wynn

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Episode 48 is full, full of new life and tips on how to use a whiteboard to organize your life. In this episode, we learn from Martavia and Jarius Wynn, husband and wife and parents to four beautiful kids. Jarius is a former NFL player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who won Super Bowl XLV in 2010. Since his retirement, the duo runs a Real Estate business out of Athens, Ga (Go Dawgs!). Over the past few years, they've learned to excel as a team and find their own roles within the business. Make sure to listen until the end, so you can hear a real-life story from this couple that involves a baby and the Super Bowl. We also hear how this couple manages an extremely busy life - with kids, all their activities, running a business while trying to make time for each other.

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A Start-up and Parenting a Differently Abled Child | Ben + Laura Harrison

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This week we meet Ben and Laura Harrison, Co-Founders of Jonas Paul Eyewear. Their mission is to help kids feel like themselves: comfortable, confident, and stylish. They strive to do it at a fair price while also giving a portion of each sale to help prevent childhood blindness around the world.

Out of a very personal experience, The Harrison family created Jonas Paul Eyewear after their son was born with a rare disorder known as Peter's Anomaly, which gave them a window into the world of blindness. Ben and Laura share very honestly about the ups and downs of parenting a child that is differently abled while running a business and working together.

To learn more about their work:
https://jonaspauleyewear.com/

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Whatever it takes | Jennifer + Mike Foster

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In episode 46, we meet Jennifer and Mike Foster, a couple who is all about creating togetherness. They are the Co-Authors of Five Dates, his and her workbooks to create connection! Mike is a speaker, author, and the podcast host of Fun Therapy. They have been married for 20+ years with two kids. Mike and Jennifer are fun, kind, and full of stories. They don't shy away from pain, and they encourage us all to do "whatever it takes." Listen out for their most recent fight and how what they thought they were fighting about was actually something completely different, sound familiar right?

Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by Andre Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and Andre learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose and parenting.

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

Love or Work is a project of Plywood People.
Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good.
https://www.plywoodpeople.com

Enneagram and Choosing No Kids | Phileena + Chris Heuertz

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In this episode of Love or Work, we have the opportunity to learn from Chris and Phileena Heuertz, Founders of Gravity, a center for contemplative activism.

Chris helped launch South Asia’s first pediatric AIDS care home — creating a safe haven for children. Phileena has spent her life doing social justice work among the world’s poor. As a couple, Chris and Phileena served with the Word Made Flesh community for nearly 20 years, working for women and children victimized by human traffickers in the commercial sex industry. Then in 2012, they founded Gravity.

This duo has devoted their lives to others, and they share about making the choice to not have children. It wasn't a decision made out of selfishness; it was a decision made over years, full of hard conversations, grief and so much more.

Also, in this episode, we get into the Enneagram! Chris is the author of the Sacred Enneagram, so we had to dive in with an expert. Phileena, who wrote Mindful Silence, helps us understand the importance of mediation and contemplation as an essential practice to know ourselves and improve our relationships.

To learn more:
https://gravitycenter.com/sacredenneagram/
https://gravitycenter.com/mindfulsilence/
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/mindfulsilence

Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by Andre Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and Andre learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose and parenting.

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

Love or Work is a project of Plywood People.
Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good.
https://www.plywoodpeople.com

Natural Healthy Living | Dr. Z + Mama Z

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Dr. Eric and Sabrina Zielinski are best selling authors of the book The Essential Oils Diet. Dr. Z and Mama Z teach us about the importance of natural healthy living and how it impacts marriage and family. They teach us how essential oils can improve your quality of life and how to integrate healthy eating for the whole family. They also remind us about the importance of self-care and give us practical tips to incorporate that into everyday life. This podcast teaches us all about essential oils and even shares a special “stress detox” bath recipe.

Learn more about The Z's:
https://naturallivingfamily.com/

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Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by Andre Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and Andre learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose and parenting.

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

Love or Work is a project of Plywood People.
Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good.
https://www.plywoodpeople.com

Creating Strategy as a Couple | Sam + Toni Collier

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Episode 43 is live! This week we are introducing you to our friends Sam and Toni Collier! These two do ALL the things, and they are so full of energy. They are extremely gifted communicators. Toni is a Host, Communicator, and Consultant, while Sam is a Speaker, Author, Podcaster, and National TV and Radio Host. See... they do all the things!

Sam and Toni share their love story, the journey of blending a family, and how work intertwines into it all. The Colliers talk through what it's like for people to label them as being the "Same Person" because of their similar personalities, their giftings, and their charisma, but in reality, they are very different. So as a couple, they dissect the following: Morning Person vs Not a Morning Person. Visionary vs Executor. Extrovert vs Introvert.

For the umpteenth time, the Colliers (along with so many other couples we've interviewed) recommend counseling without a doubt, individual counseling and marriage counseling. We all bring baggage to the table. Maybe it's a previous marriage and a baby like Toni or being adopted like Sam. Maybe there's trauma or maybe we're struggling with our purpose. It's probably time for us all to go find a counselor.

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Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by Andre Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and Andre learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose and parenting.

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

Love or Work is a project of Plywood People.
Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good.
https://www.plywoodpeople.com

Sex Therapy with an Expert | Laurie Watson

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Sex. We all do it. Most want to do more of it, and we all have a difficult time talking about it.

In episode 42, Jeff and Andre interview Laurie Watson, a sex therapist with 30 years of experience, Author and Co-Host of 'Foreplay: Radio Sex Therapy.' For about three weeks, we collected questions from our listeners, and Laurie answers all of them without hesitation. We'll learn about all the things, from the number of times per week that is considered healthy to vibrators to how to overcome a mental block to reach orgasm. We won't say this episode covers it ALL, but it's pretty close.

Our hope in this episode is to help normalize a conversation that can be difficult. We want to empower each of you to enter your partnerships with confidence and maybe some tips and tricks to maintain a healthy relationship.

Learn more about the Laurie and her work:
https://awakeningscenter.org/
Find a Sex Therapist:
https://awakeningscenter.org/services/telethealth/
Listen to the Foreplay Podcast:
https://awakeningscenter.org/resources/foreplay-radio-sex-therapy/

Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by Andre Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and Andre learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose and parenting.

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

Love or Work is a project of Plywood People.
Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good.
https://www.plywoodpeople.com