38: Five Things You’ve Always Wanted to Ask A Sex Therapist with Vanessa Marin
Today on Rise Together, we’re at it again. Conquering the butterflies in our stomach to talk about the thing that we all want to talk about, but sometimes have trouble with. And this time we brought in a dang expert! Vanessa Marin is a brilliant sex therapist who has been featured in O Magazine, Refinery29, Real Simple, and so many more. In the episode, we talk about conquering shame and being open with your partner about your sex life, what to do if you and your partner have different sex drives, and how to prioritize intimacy even when you are crazy busy. It’s a wonderful and open conversation and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Just probably not with kids in the car. Vanessa was nice enough to put together some free resources if you want to learn more about what you heard in the episode —> www.vmtherapy.com/risetogether Follow her on Instagram at @vanessamarintherapy Exciting news: Rachel has launched a coaching series! If you loved this episode, you'll also love her two live monthly classes. Life coaching, for those looking to improve in their relationships, health, and personal life, and business coaching, for growing a revenue base, finding new clients, and marketing effectively. Find out how to join the incredible, supportive, and growing coaching community at --->
37: Make Sure Your Relationship Is Always Growing
Today on Rise Together we are throwing it back to our first official episode! We’ve welcomed lots of new listeners recently so we wanted to share what we think is one of our most important episodes, if your relationship isn’t growing, it’s dying. In it, we talk about the danger of complacency, and how to find the time to put in the much-needed work of keeping your relationship exceptional. Girl, Stop Apologizing is AVAILABLE NOW! In it, Rachel gives some of the most tactical and detailed advice she’s ever given, all in the hopes of inspiring you to stop apologizing and pursue the dreams that set you on fire. Get the book, e-book or audiobook here! —>
36: What if My Partner Doesn’t Support My Dream?
Today on Rise Together we’re celebrating the launch of Girl, Stop Apologizing by discussing something that weighed very heavily on Rachel’s mind while she wrote it; how to persevere when your family or friends are not supportive of your dream. We touch on what to do when your partner puts more value into their happiness than your dreams and ambitions, how to cope when your friends or family don’t honor what you’re working towards, and an easy litmus test for questions we should and shouldn’t be asking. Girl, Stop Apologizing is AVAILABLE NOW! In it, Rachel gives some of the most tactical and detailed advice she’s ever given, all in the hopes of inspiring you to stop apologizing and pursue the dreams that set you on fire. Get the book, e-book or audiobook here! —>
35: Our Adoption Journey
Today on Rise Together we’re talking about something we’ve never discussed in detail with our audience, the incredible and emotionally-trying journey we took to adoption. In what ended up being 5 long years of our lives, we navigated both international and domestic adoption, becoming foster parents, and the complicated waters of state and national child-care agencies, all in the name of completing our family. It resulted in some of the toughest seasons of our lives but also the sweetest moments and we are so blessed to be able to share this story with you. If you’re interested in learning more about adoption or foster care, find as many people in your community who can share their story. Follow folks on social who share theirs like some of our IG favorites: @elsielarson, @thisgatherednest, @theluckyfewofficial and @adopttogether. National Angels (https://www.nationalangels.org) is an organization that walks alongside children in the foster care system, as well as their caretakers, by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building and mentorship. We mentioned Jen Hatmaker’s book Interrupted (https://amzn.to/2BW6sSv), it landed at a time to encourage our jumping into awesome interruption. Our friend Heather Avis also writes the story of being called into adoption in her book The Lucky Few (https://amzn.to/2BY5EfT). — Red Alert! Girl, Stop Apologizing is incoming March 5th! Rachel records the audio and if you pre-order it right now.!
34: A Sneak Preview of Dave’s Upcoming Book
This week on the Rise Together Podcast, we’re doing something a little unconventional. If you don’t know, we do a daily morning show LIVE on Facebook (