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Our blogs and podcasts are a way for you to stay connected and hear from others about the steps they have taken to live their best lives possible. It is here that you will find stories and thoughts about Hope, Connection & Relief.
Have you ever had a show or movie that you loved, but never really caught on with everyone else? I think we all have one or two we could name and for me, one is Joe Versus the Volcano. Joe Versus the Volcano is a 1990 romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and...
Carlos had the opportunity to be a guest on Project Positivity where he was able to share our story, his addiction to work, and some of what he wrote about in The UnAmerican Dream. What is holding you back?...
We are obsessed with being busy because collectively we have come to believe that the busier we are the more important and worthy we become. Our perceived only increases, when we post about our hectic life on our social media feeds and get the throngs of affirmation and sympathy from our friends and followers.
Empty nest is a major life change in a marriage relationship. We have spent decades raising four children in traditional roles with Carlos as the main breadwinner and for many years me as a stay at home and then transitioning to a working mom. While this arrangement wasn’t the best for either one of us it was simply what we believed we were ‘supposed to do’. We now live in a much different relationship; one that is a true partnership.
With the events that continue to unfold in our country and the spotlight on the racial divides that exist, we will not be posting any new articles or podcasts this week. We believe that all of us were created equal and will only post or share articles that help us...
The Hope, Connection & Relief Podcast
Episode 22: Saying No to Side Hustles & The Little Moments Along the Journey – A Conversation with Joe Pulizzi
What we often forget about the journey to professional success is all of the failures along the way. Such is the story that Joe Pulizzi, husband, dad, author, and founder of The Content Marketing Institute shared with Carlos.
In this episode, you'll hear Joe talk about his professional journey - including the failures, his habit of defining goals, how he defines success, and his views on the impact our devices are having on our relationships.
Additionally, he shares insights from his failings and how he stays connected to his family.
Episode 21: Putting An End To Modern Day Slavery One Child At A Time – A Conversation with Garry McIntosh
There are more people living in slavery today than at any point in our history and 2 Million of them are children.
Operation Underground Railroad is on a mission to stop it.
In this episode, Carlos sits down with Garry McIntosh from Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R) to discuss the work he and his colleagues are doing to end child sex slavery.
Within the podcast, Garry shares his experiences in working with O.U.R., the background of the organization and how you can get involved with helping abolish modern-day slavery.
Carlos & Susanne discuss what they have learned about communications over their 28 years together, where they still struggle with effective communication, and how to apologize effectively.
In this episode, they talk openly about their perspectives, the work they have done and continue to do to overcome communication barriers, and the positive impact that healthy communication has had on their relationship.
Is planning dead? How will your build your legacy? In this episode, Carlos sits down with author, TEDx Speaker and brand consultant, Jeffrey Shaw to explore these and other questions.
Everyone loves an underdog story. The story of a blue-collar kid, with big dreams who finally "arrives". But what happens when you finally make it and you realize that what you dreamed of is not what you thought it would be and not what you want?
In this episode, Carlos talks with Michelle Burrows, wife, mother, and CMO about her big dreams, the impact on her family, and the one question that changed everything.
What is the value of experience? Where can we find worthiness and meaning in our work? Listen to this episode and gain some insight into these question.s
Episode 16: Rethinking Our View of Failure & Making Small Changes – A Conversation with Bryan Kramer & Courtney Smith Kramer
When you desire change and speak about the changes you want to make, even when the signs are there it can be hard to take that first step.
Far to many people design their life around their carer and their business and end up getting a "life by default".
Rather than take this approach, begin to design your life and make your business or career align with what you want.
In this Insights episode, Carlos and Susanne talk about how you can improve your relationships if you give the benefit of the doubt, address the stories you create in your head about certain situations, and talk about the steps you can take to clear certain assumptions.
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You can start with one small step with our online courses. These courses will help you as you look to better manage your life, overcome workaholism and define boundaries that will allow you to give the best of yourself to your personal and professional life.
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