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187 – Simple Pleasures

Zach is fretting about the sizes of circles. Laura is sniffing strangers in parks. This leads to a great discussion and exercise about finding simple pleasures in life and allowing those to ground you.

They also circle back to a previous episode where they hashed out some conflict. 

Ep 186 – Being on the Same Team with Kristine Lilly

Zach talks with Kristine Lilly, a USWNT legend, about what it means to be part of a team and also how to balance work and play both on the field and in a relationship. They also discuss the universal truth of how it really is the little things that ultimately yield big results. 

Ep 185 – Zach & Laura Hash it Out

Laura brings a grievance she has with Zach to work it out in real-time.

The tension is real and leads to a genuine conversation that displays both skill and care in resolving the conflict. 

Ep 184 – You Go, Girl

Zach and Laura wish their very first listener a happy birthday. Laura is getting her wardrobe together.   

They go on to discuss the trend Laura is seeing in her practice of women facing identity crisis with boldness and strength. 

Ep 183 – Building Trust

Laura is taking into a shoe on an uncomfortably long girl’s weekend while looking for age-appropriate clothes. Zach is using all his human resources. 

They go on to discuss the 5 pillars of building trust in your relationship. 

Ep 182 – Working Through Conflict | with Jayson Gaddis

Zach and Laura interview Jayson Gaddis, founder of The Relationship School and author of Getting to Zero: How to Work Through Conflict in Your High-Stakes Relationships. The conversation provides some new frameworks to think about the way you approach conflict in your relationship. 

Ep 181 – Advance Skydiving Skills

Zach’s wife is a little concerned that his brain doesn’t work. He and Laura extend the skydiving conflict metaphor from episode 2 with some helpful insight into achieving intimacy. 
Join them live Oct 23-24 for The Gottman Institute’s Art and Science of Love.

Ep 180 – Strong-Willed Tiny Humans | with Danielle Bettmann

Zach and Laura are recording from the same house, but different rooms as they interview Danielle Bettmann. Danielle is a parenting coach for those of us with “strong-willed small humans”. She shares how she got into her work and some wonderful resources for anyone doing the difficult and important work of parenting.

You can find Danielle at Parenting Wholeheartedly

Ep 179 – Types of Couples

Laura is figuring out carpooling. Zach is taking a break from exercise. 

They discuss the different types of couples that come to therapy.

Ep 178 – A.R.E. you there for your partner?

Laura helps Zach reminisce about his favorite bar that closed down a few years ago. Laura is thrilled about her sex ed. 

Laura brings the topic of Emotionally Focused Therapy to discuss if you ARE there for your partner. 

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