Always We Begin Again

Listen to this if you want to quiet the toxic voice in your head, feel like you need a fresh start, are desperate for rest , or are intrigued by the idea of making love to yourself (you read that right). In this episode, Mandy talks with Leeana about ideas for treating yourself like a beloved friend, the holiness of repetition, how to be a beginner, and Leeana shares practical ideas for how she practices self-care.

 

Links and Show Notes:

Leeana's Site

Begin Again Book

5 minute journal

Soul Care House- https://soulcarehouse.com

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How to Fix a Broken Record

Listen to this if you recognize that you have negative messages on repeat in your mind that are taking the fun and energy out of life, if you want to laugh about marriage and love languages, or if you ever feel like you are not enough. In this episode Mandy talks with Amena about the myth of cool, and they both share thoughts about how to stop playing it safe and have more fun.

Show Notes and Links:

Amena's site (www.amenabrown.com)

Amena's books: 

How to Fix a Broken Record: Thoughts on Vinyl Records, Awkward Relationships, and Learning to Be Myself

Breaking Old Rhythms: Answering the Call of a Creative God

Music by Phillip E. Morris- Blue Skies and Sunshine (soundcloud.com/philipemorris & pema.bandcamp.com)

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How to Invite People Around a Table

Listen to this if you want the easiest/ funniest dessert recipe that people will go crazy over, are lonely and longing for deep friendship, if you don’t invite people over because your house has Formica countertops, or want to get to know your neighbors but don’t want to be weird. In this episode Mandy talks to Sarah Harmeyer, founder of Neighbor’s Table about how she has hosted dinner parties in her backyard for over 3000 people and how she is sparking a movement of love simply by sharing meals around a table.

Show Notes and Links:

Music by: JJ Heller- At My Table

Neighbor's Table

Snack Pack Butterscotch Pudding

Table Tokens

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How to Not Look at Your Phone Too Much

Listen to this if you sometimes think it would be better not to check your phone so much, are worried about how much time your kids are on screens, or want to be inspired to do deep and meaningful work. In this episode, Mandy talks with Andy Crouch about his unique view on being a tech-wise family. Andy’s refreshing and revolutionary views on how we can navigate technology, will inspire you and leave you feeling more empowered to fully experience life, glowing screens and all.

Show notes and links:

Music by: Jorm- Would You Forgive

Andy’s books: The Tech-wise Family- Everyday Steps For Putting Technology in Its Proper PlaceCulture Making- Recovering Our Creative CallingStrong and Weak- Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True FlourishingPlaying God- Redeeming the Gift of Power

Remember these old cell phone ads?

Apps: Moment AppChecky App,

Book: Cal Newton- Deep Work- Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

LeCrae Song- Non-fiction

Sunrise Alarm Clock- pick any of them

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How to Live a Life of Whimsy, Meaning and Legacy

Listen to this if you want some ideas for how to live a life full of meaning, if you want to raise kids who look back on their childhood with wonder, or if you need some inspiration to make a change. In this episode, Bob and Maria Goff share stories about their family and marriage, along with ideas for living a life of whimsy. This is absolutely a conversation that will make you want to be a better human who has more fun, and invites the people around you to as well.

Show notes and links:

Music by Phillip E. Morris- Blue Skies and Sunshine (soundcloud.com/philipemorris & pema.bandcamp.com)

Maria’s book- Love Lives Here- Finding What You Need in a World Telling You What You Want

Bob’s book- Love Does- Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in and Ordinary World 

The Shared Experience of Absurdity- Ted Talk

Geodes for Teachers (best price I've found)

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery 

Onsite Workshops- counseling in Nashville

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