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

Relationship Counseling in an App | Becca + Steve Dziedzic

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In episode 41, we meet Becca + Steve Dziedzic. Becca is a Birth and Postpartum Doula and Steve is the founder at Lasting, a relationship counseling app. Steve and Becca share their experience creating an app while being newly married. They talk about how identity can be so wrapped up in the things we create, which can cause such a strain on relationships and our personal well being. Steve talks about attachment theory and Becca share about her postpartum care. Learn with us as we hear from this duo! The Dziedzic's live in Brooklyn New York with their daughter Josie.

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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

Questions from the Listeners | Jeff + Andre Shinabarger

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In Episode 40, we are keeping things fun! Jeff and Andre are answering questions from the listeners! Hear their thoughts on March Madness to the Tidying up trend to how to handle when a spouse changes. Do you want Jeff and Andre to answer one of your questions or address a specific topic? If so, submit it at loveorwork.com

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

Prioritizing Family | Laurel + Peter Greer

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On Episode 39, we meet Peter and Laurel Greer. Peter is the CEO and President of HOPE International, which invests in the dreams of families in the world's underserved communities as they proclaim and live the Gospel.

Peter and Laurel have four kids, biological, adopted and fostered. We hear briefly about adoption, and we hear about the beautiful and hard work of fostering as a family.

The Greers share how their family truly found their priorities. Peter drafted a resignation letter, and Laurel is in charge of it. This episode also hits on the importance of sex in marriage, but not without an emotional connection.

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

Working Together, Side by Side | Nikolle + Jose Reyes

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This weeks episode is the final installment from the live Love or Work event in Atlanta. Jose and Nikolle Reyes are the Principals at Metaleap Creative, an agency here in Atlanta working with brands from Coca-Cola to Paste to In Touch Magazine. Jose is the Romantic Creative, while Nikolle comes from Wall Street and gets stuff done! The duo has worked together for 15 years, building this agency and building a family. Each summer the Reyes family packs up and heads out of Atlanta for three-five weeks, setting out on an adventure. We hear how they make it happen! Nikolle and Jose also talk about what it's like to live and work together, sitting side by side. How do they navigate separating work and home, maybe they don't! Tune in and learn with us!

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

The Known Project | Kaitie + Jared Bryant

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Meet Kaitie and Jared Bryant, a family of four that lives in Athens, Georgia. Kaitie is highly creative and always has a new idea while Jared loves stability and alludes to the idea of having the same job forever.

The Bryants are the Founders of The Known Project which creates resources to know and love others better. Kaitie says, "You love people by knowing them." The Known Project created a book of questions with different levels of depth to challenge all of us in our relationships, friends, family, and colleagues.

In this episode, Kaitie and Jared also talk about the different ways they apologize to one another, how they step when the other is in the "Red Zone," and they share their favorite question to ask people (it's not what you think...)

https://www.knownproject.com/home

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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

Transracial, Open Adoption | Jonathan + Callie Rich

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In this episode, we see a beautiful in-depth look at adoption, business, and influence. Meet Jonathan and Callie Rich, husband and wife and parents to six beautiful kids. They run J.Rich Atlanta, which is a team of Realtors & Innovators devoted to inventive branding strategies, a matchless knowledge of the local market, and an unconditional commitment to the care of our clients. Jonathan and Callie talk about the importance of living and working in the community you are investing in.

Beyond business and real estate, the Rich's share about their experience of adoption. They talk about many of the fears people have about open adoption and share about the challenges of trans-racial adoption. What's required when you adopt children of a different race? What's the benefit of having an open adoption.

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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

The Creative Process | Steve + Sarah Dubbeldam

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Meet Sarah + Steve Dubbeldam. Sarah is the founder of Darling Media, which is dedicated to exploring the complexities of the art of being a woman, through digital and printed media while being committed to leaving women untouched. Steve is the Founder and CEO of Wilderness Collective, which inspires character development through exploration via adventure experiences, films, and printed magazines. Both Sarah and Steve have partnered with brands like Nike, Lululemon, Aerie, Alaska Airlines and so many more.

In this duo, both are entrepreneurs and seekers of adventures. They challenge us to pick up our kids and show them the world. We shouldn't let our fear or all of the luggage, that comes with travel, stop us! Steve and Sarah also share their creative processes with us. We hope you'll dive in with us!

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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

Mental Health and Living without Secrets | Tripp + Hannah Joiner Crosby

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Meet Hannah and Tripp! Hannah is an abstract artist and Tripp is a Comedian and Filmmaker. In Episode 34, this duo gets real. Tears are had by just about everyone. They both are advocates for mental health, and they share their experiences with anxiety, medication, and counseling. We learn about their adventure to LA at the beginning of their marriage and how that shaped their identity as a couple.

And then, when we all think they have been vulnerable enough, Tripp shares about a deeply personal conversation he had with Hannah about porn. The two challenge us all to live a life without secrets so that freedom can be had by all of us in our relationships.

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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