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Our blogs and podcasts are a way for you to stay connected and hear from others about their Life Design stories. 

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Stop Chasing Happiness

Stop Chasing Happiness

There is little doubt that most, if not all, are glad to be done with the difficulty that was 2020. A global pandemic, financial crisis, unemployment, and political uncertainty made it a year where angst, anger, depression, and worry seemed to take center stage....

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Jumping Into The Volcano

Jumping Into The Volcano

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...

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Designing Your Marriage

Designing Your Marriage

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.

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Realizing The Benefits of Life Lived By Design – A Conversation with Carlos & Susanne

Realizing The Benefits of Life Lived By Design – A Conversation with Carlos & Susanne

What can you expect when you embrace Life Design? This is what Carlos and Susanne discuss in this episode of The Life Design Podcast.

In this conversation, they discuss the five key areas of health and life including, Emotional, Mental, Physical, Spiritual and Relational. They give insight into the boundaries that need to be set and the benefits and outcomes they have received as a result of tending to these five key areas.

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Step Out of The Boat – A Conversation with Emmy Arana

Step Out of The Boat – A Conversation with Emmy Arana

Today's world is full of people who are hurting and many of those are kids. Having a place where you can go and people you trust to help you through your hurt and pain is a gift. This is what Acres of Hope Youth Ranch is all about, to create a world where teens live like they belong and love like others belong.

In this episode, Carlos and Susanne talk with Emmy Arana, co-founder and Executive Director of Acres of Hope Youth Ranch about why she and her husband started this mentoring program, her own story that led to Acres of Hope, and the heart she has for helping kids heal and know they are loved.

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There Is No Box – A Conversation With Dr. Morissa Schwartz

There Is No Box – A Conversation With Dr. Morissa Schwartz

When you have multiple talents, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a positive outlook on life, you just don't think outside the box, you approach life believing there is no box. 

This is one of the many things that Carlos and Susanne spoke about with Dr. Morissa Schwartz in this episode of The Life Design Podcast.

Described as the "voice of Gen Z", Morissa shares the impact her parents had on her, starting her first business at the age of 8, how she refuses to "niche down" and how she has designed her life to live it to its fullest.

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Confessions of a Recovering Douche Bag – A Conversation with Joey Dumont

Confessions of a Recovering Douche Bag – A Conversation with Joey Dumont

"Within every insecure and arrogant male resides a scared little boy demanding attention. And If I was ever going to experience the true fullness of life, a shift was needed. My pretentious parade would have to end."

These are the words of Joey Dumont, author, coach, and recovering douche bag, who joined Susanne and Carlos on this episode to discuss the journey back to his true self and subjects that are often unspeakable in the corporate world.

In their conversation, Joey speaks about mental illness, depression, and addiction and how he is determined to build a platform for other professionals to be able to speak about it, not be alone, and know they can live a beautiful life. 

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The Issue With Expectations – A Conversation with Don’Angelo Bivens

The Issue With Expectations – A Conversation with Don’Angelo Bivens

Far too many times our expectations get in the way of personal growth, lead to disappointment, or have a negative impact on relationships. Maybe it is time to do away with expectations altogether.

In this episode, Carlos and Susanne, sit down with leadership coach Don'Angelo Bivens to discuss saying goodbye to expectations, being honest with ourselves, and how we can begin manifesting the life we want . . . if we truly want it. 

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Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable – A Conversation with Jacqueline Wales

Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable – A Conversation with Jacqueline Wales

As an astute observer of behavior, Jacqueline Wales, endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human. She finds people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles incredibly interesting and courageous. This is one of the reasons she loves the work she does as a coach and in helping others tap into the power of being fearless.

In this episode, Jacqueline talks with Carlos and Susanne about what being fearless means, having the courage to show up for yourself, and living one minute at a time.

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Embracing The Experience of Choices

Embracing The Experience of Choices

Very few choices we make will be forever and even when fearful or uncertain, we can make choices that help us design the life we want.

In this episode, Carlos and Susanne share their thoughts on making choices and discuss how we can embrace the experience. They share their experience of the choices they have made to design their own lives. They talk about how even when fearful, they made a choice to move forward, and how they embrace the experience.

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Creating The Life You Love to Live Every Day

Creating The Life You Love to Live Every Day

Bobbi Kahler, who is an author, podcast host, speaker, coach, and avid cross country skier joined the podcast to share her insights on Life Design.

This Rocky Mountain resident is
known as a Personal Change Chef, and is a servant of anyone seeking personal improvement.

In this seventh episode of season 2, Bobbi speaks about all of us having choices, owning those choices, and the beauty that can come from all of the experiences we have in the journey to fulfill our dreams.

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Someday Is Not A Day In The Week – A Conversation With Milena Regos

Someday Is Not A Day In The Week – A Conversation With Milena Regos

Milena Regos is the founder of The Unhustle movement and The Unhustle Podcast.  In this episode, she speaks with Carlos about the value of rest, what success means to her, and her tips on life design.

Milena has over 20 years of experience as a marketer and entrepreneur and lived a life that was way off balance and it was impacting her health and relationships. It was on a trip to Mexico when she decided to change things and her life design of unhustling was born. 

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