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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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Thoughts Of A Dying Man

Thoughts Of A Dying Man

There were other words I wanted to say - “I love you”, “I will miss you”, but I was unable to form them, I was unable to get them out and the only thing I was able to muster was to tell her that this was indeed death for me.

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                                           The Life Design Podcast                                                     (Formerly The Hope, Connection & Relief Podcast)

Designing Your Business, Life & Marriage: A Conversation with James Carbary

Designing Your Business, Life & Marriage: A Conversation with James Carbary

In this episode, Carlos sits down with entrepreneur and founder of SweetFish Media James Carbary. James shares the journey of SweetFish, and the ups and the ups downs of being an entrepreneur. He also gives insights into how he has designed his business, his life, and his marriage and gives a parting word for those who want to do the same.

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Moving From Ordinary to Extraordinary By Setting World Records & Living in the Present – A Conversation with Kate Strong

Moving From Ordinary to Extraordinary By Setting World Records & Living in the Present – A Conversation with Kate Strong

What do you do when you realize your life is not what you want it to be? For Kate Strong, you do what many would think impossible and you make the ordinary extraordinary. 

In this first episode of Season 2, Carlos sits down with Kate Strong to learn more about her Life Design plan, the steps she took to begin living the life she wants, and where she draws inspiration to continue to live life to it's fullest which includes setting world records and being limitless!

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Episode 22: Saying No to Side Hustles & The Little Moments Along the Journey – A Conversation with Joe Pulizzi

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.

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Episode 21: Putting An End To Modern Day Slavery One Child At A Time – A Conversation with Garry McIntosh

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.

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Episode 20: Communication Lessons from 28-Years Together – A Conversation with Carlos & Susanne

Episode 20: Communication Lessons from 28-Years Together – A Conversation with Carlos & Susanne

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. 

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