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The Joy Junkie Show

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Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy E. Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a… read more

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[DIAL AN EXPERT] A Mindset for Attracting Love with Kira Sabin EP#403

July 26th, 2021

48:03

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What if someone told you three specific questions you need to ask yourself after every date to know if you should continue on to …

[AMY SAYS] How to Manifest Your Soulmate - Part 2 EP#402

July 19th, 2021

41:52

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If you’ve been coming up empty in the dating arena and are wondering what you’re doing wrong, this two-part episode is going to be your jam. Here’s the deal: Unless you’ve had …

[AMY SAYS] How to Manifest Your Soulmate - Part 1 EP#401

July 12th, 2021

40:37

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We get bombarded with messages about what true love looks like, but when we look around we don’t often see a …

Happily Ever After: Secrets of a Happy Marriage with Ms. + Mr. Smith EP#400

July 5th, 2021

42:31

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Ever wonder what it really takes to keep love alive long-term? Ever see happy couples and wonder what-the-hell their secret is? (I mean… Considering you’re ready to strangle your spouse… like, always

[TOOL] Working with Handwriting Analysis to Create Boundaries EP#399

June 28th, 2021

33:21

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What if I told you your handwriting speaks volumes (no pun intended) about your confidence, self-esteem, ability to speak up for …

[COACHING SESSION] Working with Isabel on Familial Boundaries EP#398

June 21st, 2021

1:00:55

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What if you could listen in to a coaching session where someone is being coached on how to establish much-needed boundaries with …

[DIAL AN EXPERT] Kate Anthony on Establishing Boundaries EP#397

June 14th, 2021

48:07

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Have you ever found yourself referring to someone in your life by saying, “They simply don’t have any boundaries!”? Maybe it’s an overbearing boss or a parent who is all up in your business and you …

[AMY SAYS] How-the-hell to Establish Lasting Boundaries EP#396

June 7th, 2021

41:34

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard the notion of “setting boundaries”, but have you ever wondered exactly what that means? Or maybe you drummed up the nerve to tell …

[TOOL] Shaina Gadow on Curbing Anxiety with EFT Tapping EP#395

May 31st, 2021

52:57

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If you’ve struggled with anxiety, you know how challenging and seemingly insurmountable it can be. It can feel like your racing thoughts and worry simply can’t be redirected no matter how hard …

[DIAL AN EXPERT] LaToya Newton on Dealing with Anxiety + Depersonalization EP#394

May 24th, 2021

39:30

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Overthinking. Chronic worry. Mentally obsessing and ruminating. Contemplating worst-case scenarios. Racing heart. Sweaty palms. No, I’m not describing a character in a horror film. I’m describing …

[AMY SAYS] How to Work with Your Anxiety EP#393

May 17th, 2021

46:49

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You have a job interview coming up, but you can’t calm your mind from thinking about the worst-case scenarios. You have a huge presentation coming up at work, and every time you think about it, your palms …

[COACHING SESSION] Working with Ify on Perfectionism EP#392

May 10th, 2021

1:00:37

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What if you could listen in to a coaching session where someone is being coached on their relationship to perfectionism? You’d be …

[TOOL] Using Human Design to Address Perfectionism with Kelsey Abbott EP#391

May 3rd, 2021

1:01:36

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In this week’s show, I am thrilled to bring you a “tool” episode where I share a lesser-known modality that can aid you in …

[DIAL AN EXPERT] Jenna Teague + Ashley Looker on Perfectionism EP#390

April 26th, 2021

52:21

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How awesome would it be to hear two women who literally started a business called “Eff Perfect” sound off on what it takes to flip …

[AMY SAYS] Combatting the Need to Be Perfect EP#389

April 19th, 2021

43:23

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I used to flippantly refer to myself as a Perfectionist and oftentimes I would elude to it being somewhat of a badge of honor. As …

The Things I’ve Learned from 8 Years of Podcasting: Saying Goodbye to Mr. Smith EP#388

April 12th, 2021

41:31

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Well, it’s the end of an era, my friends.
Eight years ago, I had the notion of starting a humble life and love podcast and wanted to have a sidekick of sorts to bounce things off of during the show. …

[TOOL] Hypnosis Session to Heal the Imposter Complex EP#387

April 5th, 2021

46:30

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So, you consciously “know” that you should be proud of all your accomplishments and acknowledge that you are, in fact, deserving …

[AMY SAYS] 5 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud EP#386

March 29th, 2021

40:18

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You land your perfect job. 
And then your inner voice tells you that you are horribly unqualified and everyone is going to find you out.

You enter a super healthy relationship with an awesome …

[DIAL AN EXPERT] Tanya Geisler on Imposter Complex EP#385

March 21st, 2021

49:15

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Tell me if this sounds familiar. You land a promotion you’ve been working toward for ages and instantly a barrage of commentary from your inner critic pipes in, “Just wait until they find out you …

[COACHING SESSION] Working with Rachel on Imposter Complex EP#384

March 15th, 2021

56:27

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What if you could listen in to a coaching session where someone is being coached on feeling like an imposter? You’d be all …

The Impact Of Our Parents: Healing The Mother/Father Wound Ep#383

March 8th, 2021

52:44

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Regardless if your parents were amazing or downright awful, it is highly likely that there are certain things you …

Dos and Don’ts of Sharing Personal Growth with Others EP#382

March 1st, 2021

41:01

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Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re mom/bestie/sister/co-worker starts complaining about something you totally used to …

Community Favorite: 5 Ways to Gain More Peace [TJJS:277]

February 22nd, 2021

42:27

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Hey everyone, Darlene here, Amy’s behind the scenes podcast ninja. There isn’t a new show this week because the Smiths are busy cooking up a  bunch of new and exciting things for the podcast. If …

Competing + Comparing: How To Combat Toxic Competition [TJJS:EP381]

February 15th, 2021

46:23

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You interview for a job that has a ton of other candidates and you constantly ruminate on all the other applicants and wonder how you compare. Or, maybe you grew up in …

7 Ways to Stay Positive Around Negative People [TJJS:EP380]

February 8th, 2021

44:31

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You walk into work, totally optimistic about your day, and you give your co-worker a casual ‘How-ya-doin’-today?’ She responds with her usual quip about how she’s ‘alright-I-guess’ but immediately …

Confidence Hangover: Feeling Guilty After Speaking Up For Yourself [TJJS:EP379]

February 1st, 2021

42:17

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If you’re like many of my clients and students, you have likely found yourself super inspired to start speaking up for yourself… even to those tough peeps (hi, mom) who make it extremely challenging. …

Dealing with the Constant Need for Approval [TJJS:EP378]

January 25th, 2021

48:56

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Ever find yourself obsessing about what others may be thinking? Or re-run conversations in your head, second-guessing everything …

Toxic Positivity: The Detriment Of Negligent Optimism [TJJS:EP377]

January 18th, 2021

46:53

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Just think positive.
Put on a happy face.
Look on the brightside.
Think happy thoughts.
Don’t cry over spilled milk.
Good vibes only.

Sound familiar? There is no shortage of platitudes and idioms …

Knowing When to Break the Rules [TJJS:EP376]

January 11th, 2021

46:07

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Hands up if you’re a chronic rule follower! (Same, girl. Same) How ‘bout rule breaker? (Ooooo, you rebel, you!) It’s likely that …

7 Ways to Create a Fresh Start [TJJS:375]

January 4th, 2021

44:06

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If you’re like most, this past year has wreaked an abundance of havoc on your mental, physical, and emotional faculties. If …

7 Reasons Goals Fail + How to Make Sure Yours Don’t [TJJS:EP374]

December 28th, 2020

50:05

At the start of every year, it’s likely you get pumped up and excited to make some serious change. You decide on a handful of things that you are …

How to Make Epic Shit Happen in 2021 [TJJS:EP373]

December 21st, 2020

49:43

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If you’re like most people, you have an overwhelming sense of excitement and ambition come the new year. Also like most people, perhaps you hit Jan gang-busters-style, but when Feb …

Primitive Fear To Modern Anxiety: Understanding The Four Modern Fear Responses [TJJS:EP372]

December 14th, 2020

47:16

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You get into a confrontation or altercation with an overbearing family member, colleague, or …

6 Ways to Deal with Grief During the Holidays [TJJS:EP371]

December 7th, 2020

44:42

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Ever feel like you just can’t quite enjoy the holidays because you’re in the middle of an emotional shitstorm that seems to …

True or False: Emotional Intelligence Edition [TJJS:EP370]

November 30th, 2020

42:07

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Ever find yourself reaching out to someone or something that you know isn’t in your best interest but you can’t seem to stop yourself from doing so? Maybe it’s having a few too many drinks when …

6 Ways to Manage + Recover from Holiday Stress [TJJS:EP369]

November 23rd, 2020

46:41

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Even though the holiday season is supposed to be all merry and bright and full of glad tidings, it’s quite certain that …

How to NOT Lose Your Shit with Your Family This Holiday Season [TJJS:EP368]

November 16th, 2020

45:08

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Find yourself dreading holiday functions with your family because it’s only a matter of time until your mom pesters you about …

I've got nothing

November 9th, 2020

1:39

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We’re pressing pause on the podcast this week to allow time to process the heaviness of the U.S. elections.  Not to worry, Ms. and Mr. Smith will be right back in your feed with a new episode …

7 Ways to Cultivate Self-Trust [TJJS:EP367]

November 2nd, 2020

42:38

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I can’t tell you the countless times I have heard someone say, “I can’t trust myself.” Whether it be trusting their ability to make decisions, attracting the right person into their love life, …

7 Ways to Get Your Needs Met [TJJS:EP366]

October 26th, 2020

43:30

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If you’re a living, breathing human, it’s likely that you’ve found yourself disgruntled over something your partner is/isn’t …

Being “Too Sensitive” in a Callous World [TJJS:EP365]

October 19th, 2020

46:06

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You’re too emotional.
You take things too personally.
You overthink things.
You’re so dramatic.
You’re too sensitive.

Ugh. Amiright!?

If you’re like many people in the JJ community, it’s likely …

What To Say When You Don’t Know #WTF To Say [TJJS:EP364]

October 12th, 2020

48:12

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A few weeks back, I asked the Pod-iance what instances left them fumbling for words and lacking the knowledge of what to say. And wow, did y’all deliver! One listener was stumped on what to say …

Community Favorite: 6 Common Personal Growth Pitfalls + How to Avoid Them [TJJS:276]

October 5th, 2020

38:19

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You’re cruising along on your personal growth journey and feeling all empowered and then WHAM! Before you realize what hit you, you begin taking a few steps backward for every step forward. Maybe …

Thanks, But No Thanks: When Someone Has Good Intentions, But You Need Them To Stop [TJJS:EP363]

September 28th, 2020

42:36

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Recently, a listener wrote into the show expressing a specific challenge she had been struggling with: Telling her super-sweet, well-meaning husband to STOP doing something. Something that was …

Self-Acceptance: Loving Who You Are When You Don’t Love Your Circumstance [TJJS:EP362]

September 21st, 2020

44:30

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Let me ask you a question. What does “self-acceptance” mean to you? If you’re like many people, you may think that if you accept yourself as is, that must mean that you will become complacent and …

6 Ways To Create Lasting Happiness [TJJS:EP361]

September 14th, 2020

47:17

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So… You’ve checked all the boxes. You got a good education. You settled down and got married. You pursued the career. You …

Mailbag 8.0: When People Lie, Boundaries for Kids, + Toxic Family Members [TJJS:EP360]

September 7th, 2020

42:26

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It’s time for another Mailbag edition of the podcast! On these episodes, I take three listener submissions and give them tangible action steps on dealing with their current pressing issues and …

Mic Check Bloopers

August 31st, 2020

7:19

We’re switchin’ things up this week! We needed a week off from our regular format, but we wanted to leave you with something to brighten your day. 

Necessary Rest: What It Means To Truly Restore [TJJS:EP359]

August 24th, 2020

44:26

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So… you know you need some downtime. You need some time to rest and recharge, but every time you do, that naggy, little voice in your head keeps hounding you about how lazy you are and all the …

5 Ways To Let Go Of Blame [TJJS:EP358]

August 17th, 2020

41:01

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Ever feel like… If only my boss wasn’t such an idiot, our workplace would be so much better. Or, if only my ex wasn’t such a …

6 Ways to Start Speaking Up For Yourself [TJJS:357]

August 10th, 2020

46:01

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Ever find yourself replaying a scenario or conversation of the past (like, yesterday) and wishing you would have said something …

Understanding Emotional Intelligence - Connecting What You Feel with What You Do [TJJS:EP356]

August 3rd, 2020

47:05

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Ever find yourself reaching out to someone or something that you know isn’t in your best interest but you can’t seem to stop yourself from doing so? Maybe it’s having a few too many drinks when …

Coping with Loneliness + Lack of Motivation During Quarantine [TJJS:EP355]

July 27th, 2020

40:09

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Listen. ⁠⠀
I don’t know ANYONE who is thriving right now.
Seriously a n y o n e
Shit is beyond crazy.⁠ Like many of us may not see again in our lifetime.
If you have been trying to operate like …

Community Favorite: 6 Things You Must Address for a Happy Life

July 20th, 2020

38:33

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Hey everyone, Darlene here, Amy’s behind the scenes podcast ninja. Amy and Mr. Smith are taking some vacation time this week. So, …

Dealing with Energy Vampires [TJJS:EP354]

July 13th, 2020

42:03

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If you took a look around you… to all of your close relationships, would they all be reciprocal? Do you have people in your world …

6 Ways Strong Self-Worth Affects Your Relationships [TJJS:Ep353]

July 6th, 2020

42:24

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Recently, in one of my classes, the topic came up about how our relationships start to change as we get further and further into personal development. Sometimes you come up against some opposition …

True Or False: Inner Critic Edition [TJJS:EP352]

June 29th, 2020

44:01

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If you’ve been involved in personal development or self-help for a while, surely you have come into some conflicting information …

The Difference Between Fear + Your Inner Critic and What to Do About Them [TJJS:EP351]

June 22nd, 2020

42:34

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You get all pumped up about a new love interest or an exciting new job opportunity and then BAM! All of a sudden you feel a sinking feeling in your belly and a …

Being Better, Doing Better: Addressing Whiteness + Anti-Racism [TJJS:EP350]

June 15th, 2020

50:53

Disclaimer/Trigger Warning: This week’s show is a discussion directed towards white people and encourages a deeper understanding of white people’s …

So Uncomfortable

June 8th, 2020

7:32

You can find the resource document mentioned in the episode HERE

Just start somewhere. One small step at a time. 

Time to be better. Way fucking better. 

How To Deal When You’re Stressed AF [TJJS:EP349]

June 1st, 2020

46:39

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One. More. Thing. One more thing and you may just lose your god-damned mind. If one more person asks something of you… If one more task gets added to your to-do list… You may just Lose. Your. Shit.

Self-Forgiveness: Letting Go + Moving Beyond [TJJS:EP348]

May 25th, 2020

44:19

Forgiveness, especially SELF-forgiveness, can be one of the most challenging concepts to grasp on the up and down road of personal development. How on earth are you supposed to forgive yourself for past mistakes? I …

How to Stop Apologizing + Over-Explaining [TJJS:EP347]

May 18th, 2020

42:22

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If you’ve hung out with me for a while, you know that I’ve spoken often about NOT apologizing for yourself in regards to your …

When New Trauma (AKA Pandemic) Kicks Up Old Trauma + What to Do About It [TJJS:EP346]

May 11th, 2020

41:48

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You spent years in therapy dealing with your “family of origin” issues, so #WTF does dad still trigger you like crazy? Especially …

Self-Blame: Always Assuming It Must Be Your Fault [TJJS:EP345]

May 4th, 2020

40:18

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: Your partner/bestie/boss/mom says something snarky and you immediately make it all your fault …

What Self-Care *Really* Means [TJJS:EP344]

April 27th, 2020

41:57

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You’re scrollin’ through Insta or Facebook and you see all these lovely inspirational memes about self-care and making yourself …

MORE Uplifting + Inspiring Stories To Boost Your Mood During This Shit Time [TJJS:EP343]

April 20th, 2020

40:17

FREE HYPNOSIS MEDITATION ON FEAR + ANXIETY

We are living in a time where there is no shortage of news coverage about stressful, overwhelming, and …

How To Win At Life When Shit Hits The Fan [TJJS:EP342]

April 13th, 2020

43:17

FREE HYPNOSIS MEDITATION ON FEAR + ANXIETY

No matter how grounded you are in your own personal growth, you are undoubtedly dealing with some #covid crazy hardship that is proving extremely challenging and trying. We’re …

30+Uplifting + Inspiring Stories To Boost Your Mood During This Shit Time [TJJS:EP341]

April 6th, 2020

38:32

FREE HYPNOSIS MEDITATION ON FEAR + ANXIETY

We are living in a time where there is no shortage of news coverage about stressful, overwhelming, and …

Ew, COVID! How To Cope With The Pandemic Without Losing Your Shit [TJJS:EP340]

March 30th, 2020

38:55

NEW *FREE* HYPNOSIS MEDITATION ON FEAR + ANXIETY

Well, shit. Can we just start 2020 over? I mean… I was looking forward to some awesome fashions like bowler hats, long-string pearls, feather headbands, and flapper …

The *Real* Reasons You’re Mad + Sad, Part 2 [TJJS:EP339]

March 23rd, 2020

49:09

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Have you ever felt anger boiling up inside of you but instead of processing it, you drink a bit too much, throw yourself into your work, try to “mantra” it away, or ignore it altogether? Or how …

The *Real* Reasons You’re Mad + Sad, Part 1 [TJJS:EP338]

March 16th, 2020

46:11

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Ever have that experience of getting rid of an old car and getting an amazing brand new one, but you still find yourself a …

I've got nothing [Announcement]

March 9th, 2020

2:19

NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>

Hey everyone, Darlene here, Amy’s behind the scenes podcast ninja. The week Amy was supposed to record the episode, she got extremely sick. She felt the right choice was to take the week off …

5 Ways to Figure Out Your Boundaries [TJJS:EP337]

March 2nd, 2020

43:22

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If you’ve hung around these parts for awhile, you know that I love to GO OFF about how to establish and enforce a boundary. …

6 Lies You May Not Realize You’re Telling + What to Say Instead [TJJS:EP336]

February 24th, 2020

43:46

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We all want to consider ourselves honest people, but when it comes down to it, we spend quite a bit of time avoiding, fibbing, and sugar-coating our true thoughts and feelings out of fear of what …

True or False: People-Pleasing Edition [TJJS:EP335]

February 17th, 2020

43:56

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Are people-pleasers liars? Is putting yourself first selfish? If you feel you have “let someone down” does that mean the emotion you are feeling is ‘guilt’? I’m guessing you have a gut response …

10 Ways to Boost Your Self-Love [TJJS:EP334]

February 10th, 2020

41:20

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Flip through Insta or Facebook and you’ll find a litany of “Love Yourself” and “Just Think Positive” memes and you’re likely over here like, “Lemme get right on that.” When you’ve been …

6 Ways to Get “Unstuck” [TJJS:EP333]

February 3rd, 2020

35:14

NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>

Recently a listener wrote in to the show, asking what to do when you find yourself feeling stuck. You know that racket, …

When You Fall Off The Personal Growth Bandwagon + Want to Get Back On [TJJS:EP332]

January 27th, 2020

34:55

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You’re no stranger to personal growth. You’ve read the books (or listened to them). You know the tools. And, yet, lately …

Letting Go of Comparing Yourself to Others [TJJS:EP331]

January 20th, 2020

43:24

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Ever find yourself cruisin’ through Facebook, just minding your own business, and then BOOM! You see someone who is thinner than you posing in her bikini in her exotically sexy, annoying vaca …

Accessing “Enoughness”: Believing You Are Worthy [TJJS:EP330]

January 13th, 2020

42:08

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You want to start your own biz, but you’re not sure you’re ‘good’ enough. You want to put your name in for the promotion, but you often think, “I’m not experienced enough”. You want to go back …

7 Reasons Goals Fail + How to Make Sure Yours Don’t [TJJS:EP329]

January 6th, 2020

43:19

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At the start of every year, it’s likely you get pumped up and excited to make some serious change. You decide on a handful of …

How to Make Epic Shit Happen in 2020 [TJJS:EP328]

December 30th, 2019

42:37

FREE PLANNING GUIDE WITH THIS EPISODE ~>

If you’re like most people, you have an overwhelming sense of excitement and ambition come the new year. Also like most people, perhaps you hit Jan gang-busters-style, but …

6 Ways To Manage + Recover from Holiday Stress [TJJS:EP327]

December 23rd, 2019

41:32

NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>

Even though the holiday season is supposed to be all merry and bright and full of glad tidings, it’s quite certain that …

You catch this? [Announcement]

December 15th, 2019

12:02

Not Another Self-Help Podcast ~>
NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>
JOIN AFTER HOURS ~>

Last week I stopped by to let you know I needed to take a few weeks off from the pod to tend to my health and well-being. Not to …

I Lied. [Announcement]

December 9th, 2019

9:26

Not Another Self-Help Podcast ~>
NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>
JOIN AFTER HOURS ~>

I’ll be honest. I have been needing a break for a while. 

Not to worry… nothing crazy. I’m not ending the pod or moving to Bali or …

6 Ways to Deal with Grief During the Holidays [TJJS:EP326]

December 2nd, 2019

42:08

NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>

Ever feel like you just can’t quite enjoy the holidays because you’re in the middle of an emotional shitstorm that seems to …

7 Ways to Gain Clarity When You Don’t Know What to Do [TJJS:EP325]

November 25th, 2019

43:01

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A PODiance member wrote to the show and wanted to know how to figure out what to do… when you just don’t know what to do… aka Making Tough Decisions. I mean… how on earth do you know if you’re …

Sending out an S.O.S.: Dealing with Shiny Object Syndrome [TJJS:EP324]

November 18th, 2019

43:49

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In our society that craves INSTANT gratification for damn-near everything, no wonder we get tripped up on the continual chase for the next best thing. The next shiny object. Surely, *this new …

How To *Not* Lose Your Shit With Your Family This Holiday Season [TJJS:EP323]

November 11th, 2019

47:43

NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>

 

Find yourself dreading holiday functions with your family because it’s only a matter of time until your mom pesters you …

I didn't want to let you down

November 4th, 2019

1:47

NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>

Hey everyone, Darlene here, Amy’s behind the scenes podcast ninja. I am cutting into our regularly scheduled program to let …

7 Communication Habits You Need to Break + What to Do Instead - Part 2 [TJJS:EP322]

October 28th, 2019

45:37

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If you’re like most people, you learned how to address conflict through a process of trial and error. Maybe it was just how your parents did things… just sweeping things under the rug or …

7 Communication Habits You Need to Break + What to Do Instead - Part 1 [TJJS:EP321]

October 21st, 2019

41:52

NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>

 

I get it. You were told to never hurt anyone’s feelings. You were told to “not rock the boat”. You were told to “not let …

7 Ways to Kick Your Self-Confidence into High Gear [TJJS:EP320]

October 14th, 2019

40:59

NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>

 

Ever see super confident people and wonder how-the-hell they became so sure of themselves? Ever wonder if they were just born that way or if someone taught them or if some life experience …

HOW TO STOP CARING SOOOOO MUCH WHAT OTHERS THINK [TJJS:EP319]

October 7th, 2019

32:18

NEW **FREE** WORKSHOP ~>

 

We grow up buying into the idea that we are responsible for everyone else’s emotions. As we move into adulthood, that …

How to Establish Boundaries Like a #Boss [TJJS:EP318]

September 30th, 2019

40:34

NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP ~>

 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard the notion of “setting boundaries”, but have you ever wondered exactly what that means? Or maybe you drummed up the nerve to …

10 All-Natural (For Real) Anxiety Hacks [TJJS:EP317]

September 23rd, 2019

40:49

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You have a job interview coming up, but you can’t calm your mind from thinking about the worst case scenarios. You have a huge presentation coming up at work, and every time you think about it, …

9 Communication Hacks to Control Your Tone of Voice + *NOT* Fly Off the Handle [TJJS:EP316]

September 16th, 2019

41:24

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Ever feel like you’re expressing yourself like a #boss and the other person is like, “Why are you yelling? Please don’t scream at me.” And then you’re all, “Whaaaa?! I’M NOT SCREAMING!” Or …

9 Ways To Cultivate Optimism [TJJS:EP315]

September 9th, 2019

43:57

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Recently a pod listener wrote to the show asking how one could actively cultivate optimism… especially if you happen to …

Dealing with Bullies + Naysayers When You Make Empowering Life Changes [TJJS:EP314]

September 2nd, 2019

44:22

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Ever have *that thing* where you make a positive life choice for yourself, like getting in shape, getting on medication, or choosing a new career path, and the peeps in your life are less than

4 Steps To Manifesting Dope-Ass Friendships [TJJS:EP313]

August 26th, 2019

44:40

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So you’re in your thirties or forties and you look around you and wonder, where the hell are my besties? Maybe you had …

The Joy Junkie's Guide To Time Management [TJJS:EP312]

August 19th, 2019

40:20

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Ever feel like no matter what you do, you simply never have enough time? Perhaps you are constantly putting out fires, running on autopilot, all the while watching shit pile up that you swore …

How to Manifest Shit [TJJS:311]

August 12th, 2019

42:51

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Even though it’s not quite as popular as it was a handful of years ago, I find that people are …

6 Steps To Dealing With Imposter Complex [TJJS:EP310]

August 5th, 2019

44:35

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You land your perfect job.

And then your inner voice tells you that you are horribly unqualified and everyone is going to find you out.

You enter a super healthy relationship with an awesome …

9 Kickass Communication Hacks [TJJS:EP309]

July 29th, 2019

43:20

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You know *that thing* when you get totally caught off guard by a request and don’t know how to say “No”, so you say, “Um, yeah, sure. Totally”? Or how ‘bout this one: You know you need to …

How To Know When To Quit + When To Persevere [TJJS:EP308]

July 22nd, 2019

37:56

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You’ve been in the same industry for 20 years and you’re dying to make a change but you’re scared shitless to throw in …

4 Ways We Make Up Bullshit Stories + What To Do About It [TJJS:307]

July 15th, 2019

38:49

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Have you ever replayed a conversation with someone over and over again in your mind, completely making up what the other person was thinking/feeling/intending? Or how ’bout this one… ever …

The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying + How To Live A Regret-free Life [TJJS:EP306]

July 8th, 2019

51:11

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In 2009, Bronnie Ware broke the internet (yes, before Kim K.) with her riveting blog post, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, chronicling her time as a palliative care nurse. Due to the …

Spicing Up Date Night And Keeping Your Love Alive [TJJS:EP305]

July 1st, 2019

43:52

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Recently a listener wrote in to the show sharing her woes surrounding her tenured relationship that had entered into …

COMMUNITY FAVORITE: 5 Steps to Finding Dope-Ass Friendships

June 24th, 2019

37:06

We’re back this week with a Community Favorite episode. Why? Well, if you’ve been following our move to North Carolina, you may know we are in the …

Dealing with Confrontation (When You Hate Confrontation) [TJJS:EP304]

June 17th, 2019

43:56

Tell me if this sounds familiar: Someone catches you completely off guard and lays into you about something you did/didn’t do and everything in you wants to tell them where they can shove it. But instead, you brush it …

How To Make Tough Decisions [TJJS:EP303]

June 10th, 2019

34:52

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You have a big decision to make. Maybe it’s about a new job. Or if you should move across the country. Maybe ending a …

True Or False: Vulnerability Edition [TJJS:EP302]

June 3rd, 2019

44:38

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Ever find yourself desiring deep, rich connections with your partner or your friends and family but have a hellova time letting your guard down? Maybe you even find yourself craving deep …

Combatting Approval Addiction: Needing To Be Liked At All Costs [TJJS:EP301]

May 27th, 2019

41:13

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Ever find yourself obsessing about what others may be thinking? Or re-run conversations in your head, second-guessing …

4 Steps To Dealing With Anger (Without Punching Someone In The Teeth) [TJJS:EP300]

May 20th, 2019

39:18

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You’re livid. Heads are about to roll. Maybe you found out that your partner didn’t take care of an important issue at …

5 Ways To Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself [TJJS:EP299]

May 13th, 2019

40:11

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Ever find yourself up against a shitstorm in your life and your first instinct is to blame your partner/boss/kids/sister/economy/government, etc.? When we are contending with something …

4 Steps To Silencing Your Inner Shit-Talker [TJJS:EP298]

May 6th, 2019

36:23

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Ever find yourself getting super pumped up about a new opportunity and all of sudden BAM! That little voice creeps in telling you why it’s going to be a total disaster, why you …

I've got nothing

April 29th, 2019

0:31

So...

I've got nothin'.

That's right. No pod this week. [womp, womp]

And I really didn't want to let you down.

But, if I've learned anything in the last decade I've been teaching personal development, it is the …

5 Common Relationship Pitfalls + How To Avoid Them - Part 2 [TJJS:EP297]

April 22nd, 2019

44:45

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You find out your partner didn’t handle a bill they promised they would …

5 Common Relationship Pitfalls + How To Avoid Them - Part 1 [TJJS:EP296]

April 15th, 2019

43:06

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Ever find yourself thinking, “If my husband would just get his shit together, this relationship would be …

When Self-Help Goes Wrong + What To Do About It [TJJS:EP295]

April 8th, 2019

42:17

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One of the most amazing things about our current social climate is the influx of personal growth concepts and ideas. …

5 Super Simple Confidence Hacks [TJJS:EP294]

April 1st, 2019

31:57

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Ever see super confident people and wonder how-the-hell they became so sure of themselves? Ever wonder if they were just born that way or if someone taught them or if some life experience …

4 Ways Perfectionism is Stealing Your Joy + What to Do About It [TJJS:EP293]

March 25th, 2019

37:06

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I used to flippantly refer to myself as a Perfectionist and oftentimes I would elude to it being somewhat of a badge of …

Mailbag 7.0: Boundary Edition - Speaking Up When You’re Offended + Ending Toxic Relationships [TJJS:EP292]

March 18th, 2019

32:57

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Ever have that experience where you realize aaaaaall the things you wish you would have said in a conversation earlier in …

The Low-Down On Work/Life Balance [TJJS:EP291]

March 11th, 2019

46:44

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Ahhhh… The lovely concept of “Work/Life Balance”. So… is this really something that can actually be attained or is it some …

How to Break-Up with a Friend [TJJS:EP290]

March 4th, 2019

44:25

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You have “this friend”… and this friend is perhaps someone you’ve known forever. Maybe you saw …

Forgiving Others - Especially When They Don’t Deserve It [TJJS:EP289]

February 25th, 2019

37:47

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So, your boss is a micromanaging asshat. Or your parents were pretty assholey to you while you were growing up. Or maybe your …

COMMUNITY FAVORITE: How to Stop Caring Sooo Much What Others Think

February 18th, 2019

35:41

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We grow up buying into the idea that we are responsible for everyone else’s emotions. As we move into adulthood, …

Dealing with Loneliness [TJJS:EP288]

February 11th, 2019

41:36

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Being alone.

It’s likely that those two words spark an emotion in you. If you’re a self-lovin’ introvert, those …

Breaking Free From a Shitty Job [TJJS:EP287]

February 4th, 2019

40:57

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Let me guess. You’re absolutely miserable in your current J-O-B but you have no idea how to get out of this …

I NEED CLOSURE! How to Stop Waiting for Closure + Start Creating Your Own [TJJS:EP286]

January 28th, 2019

39:25

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Ever find yourself attached to the idea that you really need closure for something you’ve experienced? Maybe you have a friend who ghosted you and you’re left wondering what-the-hell …

5 Daily Happiness Hacks [TJJS:EP285]

January 21st, 2019

35:21

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If you’ve been diggin’ into personal development, you’ve undoubtedly realized that you don’t get many …

7 Reasons Goals Fail + How to Make Sure Yours Don’t [TJJS:EP284]

January 14th, 2019

43:15

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At the start of every year, it’s likely you get pumped up and excited to make some serious change. You decide on a …

How to Make Epic Shit Happen in 2019 [TJJS:EP283]

January 7th, 2019

45:38

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If you’re like most people, you have an overwhelming sense of excitement and ambition come the new year. Also like most people, perhaps you hit Jan gang-busters-style, but when …

6 Things You Must Address for a Happy Life [TJJS:EP282]

December 31st, 2018

38:13

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So… You’ve checked all the boxes. You got a good education. You settled down and got married. You pursued the career. You …

How to Stop Feeling Guilty [TJJS:EP281]

December 24th, 2018

40:00

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Did you know that we experience guilt for a very specific reason? That it’s actually designed to help us? Wait, WHAT?

And, no, it’s not so you can feel like shit when your mom tells you how …

6 Ways To Deal With Grief During The Holidays [TJJS:EP280]

December 17th, 2018

41:10

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Ever feel like you just can’t quite enjoy the holidays because you’re in the middle of an emotional shitstorm that seems …

6 Ways To Manage Holiday Stress [TJJS:EP279]

December 10th, 2018

38:13

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Even though the holiday season is supposed to be all merry and bright and full of glad tidings, it’s quite certain that …

5 “Victimy” Things You Don’t Realize You’re Doing + How to Change Them [TJJS:EP278]

December 3rd, 2018

36:40

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Any of these thoughts sound familiar? I would totally be able to figure shit out if my ex wasn’t such an asshole… Or, I …

5 Ways To Gain More Peace [TJJS:EP277]

November 26th, 2018

41:22

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You’ve added yet another item to your already-overloaded to-do list, and you hear a voice in your head scream, I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS! But, do you take stuff off your plate? Nope. You …

6 Common Personal Growth Pitfalls + How to Avoid Them [TJJS:EP276]

November 19th, 2018

37:09

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You’re cruising along on your personal growth journey and feeling all empowered and then WHAM! Before you realize what hit you, you begin taking a few steps backward for every step …

How to NOT Lose Your Shit with Your Family This Holiday [TJJS:EP275]

November 12th, 2018

37:30

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Find yourself dreading holiday functions with your family because it’s only a matter of time until your mom pesters …

5 Reasons Why ‘Selfish’ is the New Black [TJJS:EP274]

November 5th, 2018

36:29

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Ever find yourself dying for some alone time but you're afraid if you ask for it, you will be deemed "selfish"? Know you really don't want children but people tell you that's "selfish"? Find …

COMMUNITY FAVORITE: The Poison Of Perfectionism

October 29th, 2018

38:15

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I am taking a few weeks off from the pod to tend to my own healing and self-care following some recent health issues. While I …

COMMUNITY FAVORITE: For the Love of Money - Part 2

October 22nd, 2018

39:35

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I am taking a few weeks off from the pod to tend to my own healing and self-care following some recent health issues. While I …

COMMUNITY FAVORITE: For the Love of Money - Part 1

October 15th, 2018

37:01

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I am taking a few weeks off from the pod to tend to my own healing and self-care following some recent health issues. While I …

COMMUNITY FAVORITE: What No One Ever Taught You About Boundaries

October 8th, 2018

41:26

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I am taking a few weeks off from the pod to tend to my own healing and self-care following some recent health issues. While …

How To Share Personal Development With Others [TJJS:EP273]

October 1st, 2018

37:25

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Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re mom/bestie/sister/co-worker starts complaining about something you used to totally …

How To Trust Others (When You Totally Don’t Trust Others) [TJJS:EP272]

September 24th, 2018

39:36

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This week's episode comes to you courtesy of a listener submission asking how to cultivate trust in …

7 Ways to Stay Positive Around Negative People [TJJS:EP271]

September 17th, 2018

39:27

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You walk into work, totally optimistic about your day, and you give your co-worker a casual ‘How-ya-doin’-today?’ She responds with her usual quip about how she’s …

True Or False: Communication Edition, Volume 2 [TJJS:EP270]

September 10th, 2018

33:18

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It’s round two of ‘Quiz Time’ on the podcast! As you know, I love to talk about all things communication… How to speak up for yourself with that *one* family member, how to …

True or False: Communication Edition, Volume 1 [TJJS:EP269]

September 3rd, 2018

37:24

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It's quiz time on the podcast! Ok, so a bit of context: As you are likely well aware, I talk about all things communication a lot. Like, alot-alot. How to speak up for yourself …

Accepting Help from Others: Why You Need to + How to Start [TJJS:EP268]

August 27th, 2018

35:59

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You don’t want to put anyone out. You don’t want to be a burden. You’re afraid you’d be asking too much. So you stay quiet. You muscle through. You do everything on your own. …

Why ‘Hope’ is a Four-Letter Word [TJJS:EP267]

August 20th, 2018

32:05

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Ever find yourself hoping and praying that something will work out in your favor? Maybe you're hoping a family function will go well, you get that job you've interviewed for, or …

How to Stop Jumping to [Ridiculous] Conclusions [TJJS:EP266]

August 13th, 2018

28:34

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You have a conversation with someone and you weren't sure about how you came across to the other person, so you spend hours (or days) replaying …

Who’s Talking? My Inner Critic? Or My Intuition? How to Tell the Difference [TJJS:EP265]

August 6th, 2018

40:42

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You put your name in for a promotion but now your mind is spinning… Is this the best choice for me? What does my gut tell me? Is my inner critic just freaking out and telling me …

What Self-Care *Really* Means [TJJS:EP264]

July 30th, 2018

33:45

RETREAT WITH ME IN MEXICO. 2 SPOTS LEFT!

 

You’re scrollin’ through Insta or Facebook and you see all these lovely inspirational memes about …

Mailbag 6.0: Relationship Edition - Overcoming Communication + Insecurity Issues [TJJS:EP263]

July 23rd, 2018

37:19

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Recently, a few listeners wrote in to the show sharing some current relationship struggles they had been up against. Perhaps you can relate to one of these scenarios.

One …

I Thought I Already Dealt with This! Why Your Personal Development Journey is Never ‘Done’ [TJJS:EP262]

July 16th, 2018

36:06

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You spent years in therapy dealing with your “family of origin” issues, so #WTF does dad still trigger you like crazy? You learned how to deal with your inner critic, so why do …

Shit Your Inner Critic Tells You About Pleasing Others [TJJS:EP261]

July 9th, 2018

33:38

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Ever feel like if you tell someone you aren’t available to help them/do something for them, then you are totally letting them down? (And subsequently find yourself riddled with …

6 Ways to Stay Motivated [TJJS:EP260]

July 2nd, 2018

42:42

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So, you have this goal. This thing you desperately want to accomplish. Maybe it’s a Master’s Degree. Or maybe it’s booking a luxe vaca to Italy. Maybe it’s cleaning out your …

How to Gracefully Accept Criticism [TJJS:EP259]

June 25th, 2018

41:20

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So, your partner gives you a little nudge that *maybe* you could do something a bit differently and you …

Believing You are ‘Enough’ [TJJS:EP258]

June 18th, 2018

38:43
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You want to start your own biz, but you’re not sure you’re ‘good’ enough. You want to put your name in for the promotion, but you often think, “I’m not experienced enough”. You want to go …

5 Ways to Let Go of Judgement (Especially If You Think You Don’t Judge) [TJJS:EP257]

June 11th, 2018

41:04

You’d like to think you’re a super evolved person… all open-minded. Super embracive of everyone.

But, then you see someone on social media and you …

6 Ways to Kick Procrastination in the Ass [TJJS:EP256]

June 4th, 2018

38:10

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Ever find yourself dragging your feet on something you know you must get done, but you just keep putting it off and putting it off? Um. Yeah. Me too. And so does everyone else. So what is …

Organized AF: How to Implement Household Systems for Far Less Stress + Overwhelm [TJJS:EP255]

May 28th, 2018

41:18

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You get home and you’re like, “Omg, WTF am I going to make for dinner?” or you are about to leave the house and you’re like, “Did anyone take the dog out? …

How To Apologize With Grace + Kindness [TJJS:EP254]

May 21st, 2018

32:43

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You’ve made a mess. And you need to clean it up. But, GOD DAMN it’s so uncomfortable to apologize to someone when …

6 Ways to Combat Overwhelm [TJJS:EP253]

May 14th, 2018

35:51

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Ever find yourself trying to add yet another thing to your already-packed schedule and that little voice in your head …

6 Ways To Get Through Shitty Situations Like A Boss [TJJS:EP252]

May 7th, 2018

40:39

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Shit has officially hit the fan. You just got laid off… or fired. You just went through a break-up. You lost someone super close to you. You got passed up for the promotion you thought you …

Breaking the Cycle of Self-Sabotage [TJJS:EP251]

April 30th, 2018

38:43

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Many years ago, I had a discussion with my coach which started out with me bitching and complaining about how unhappy I …

Tough Convos 101 [TJJS:EP250]

April 23rd, 2018

45:34

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wonder why having difficult conversations causes soooo much anxiety, often leaving you tongue-tied, frustrated with how …

How To Stop Putting Everyone Before Yourself (Without Being An Asshole) [TJJS:EP249]

April 16th, 2018

38:15

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If it’s not your kids who need something from you, then it’s your boss. If it’s not your boss, then it’s your partner. If it’s not your partner, it’s your neighbor… or your sister or bestie or …

Effectively Communicating With Your Partner Part 2 [TJJS:EP248]

April 9th, 2018

41:31

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Sometimes communicating with your partner can feel like you’re trying to solve a Rubik’s cube with your feet… …

Communicating with Your Partner - Part1 [TJJSEP:247]

April 2nd, 2018

41:08

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When you are at odds with your partner, it’s highly likely that the two of you go over and over the exact same topic and get a shit-ton of NOWHERE. Perhaps you are discussing if the …

4 Ways to Increase Intimacy In Your Relationship [TJJS:EP246]

March 26th, 2018

42:35

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Tell me if I’m onto something here… You’d love to foster deeper connection and intimacy with your partner but you have zero idea where to start. And, let me guess... …

5 Super Common Relationship Myths [TJJS:EP245]

March 19th, 2018

41:14

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Ever think, "Jesus! How can my partner NOT know how much that means to me?!" or perhaps while the two of you are arguing you think, "How on earth does that shit makes sense?

Why Love Is Not All You Need [TJJS:EP244]

March 12th, 2018

39:54

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We’ve all heard the popular phrase and song lyric, “All you need is love”, but how factual is this statement …

5 Relationship Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making [TJJS:EP243]

March 5th, 2018

42:47
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Ever find yourself thinking, “If my husband would just get his shit together, this relationship would be …

How To Get Rid Of The Takers In Your Life [TJJS:EP242]

February 26th, 2018

35:55

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If you took a look around you… to all of your close relationships, would they all be reciprocal? Do you have people in your …

Self-Blame: Constantly Assuming You Must Have Done Something Wrong [TJJS:EP241]

February 19th, 2018

33:43

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: Your partner/bestie/boss/mom says something snarky and you immediately make it all your fault …

Shiny Object Syndrome: How To Stop Chasing The Next Best Thing [TJJS:EP240]

February 12th, 2018

42:20
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In our society that craves INSTANT gratification for damn-near everything, no wonder we get tripped up on the the continual chase for the next best thing. The next shiny object. …

Want A Happy Relationship? Answer These 10 Questions [TJJS:EP239]

February 5th, 2018

41:10
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Have you ever found yourself at your wits end with your partner and you think something to the effect of, …

Didn't Want to Let You Down!

January 29th, 2018

4:36

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MAILBAG: 5.0: Answers to Listener Questions [TJJS:EP238]

January 22nd, 2018

43:06

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Every so often, I do a special episode of the podcast that focuses on specific questions submitted by the PODiance. On this week’s episode, I tackle three listener submissions that you may …

7 Ways To Get “Unstuck” [TJJS:EP237]

January 15th, 2018

39:54

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Recently a listener wrote in to the show, asking what to do when you find yourself feeling stuck. You know that racket, no? Stuck in …

How To Make Shit Happen In 2018 [TJJS:Ep234]

December 25th, 2017

46:18
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If you're like most people, you have an overwhelming sense of excitement and ambition come the new year. Also like most …

How to Stop Feeling Like Shit with Guestie Andrea Owen [TJJS:EP232]

December 11th, 2017

37:15
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Ever feel like you’ve checked off aaaaall the things, all the boxes, all the accomplishments and you look around and you’re …

“NO”vember: HOW TO SAY “NO” (AND NOT FEEL GUILTY) [TJJS: EP227]

November 6th, 2017

32:55
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Ever feel like if you speak up for yourself and tell someone “No” to something they are requesting of you or decline an …

When Someone You Love is in a Shitty Relationship [TJJS:EP226]

October 30th, 2017

35:28
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Ever find yourself in a situation where someone you love dearly is in (what you perceive to be) a toxic relationship? Feel …

Stick with It or Quit with It? Knowing When to Persevere and Knowing When to Quit [TJJS:EP225]

October 23rd, 2017

38:05

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You’ve been in the same industry for 20 years and you’re dying to make a change but you’re scared shitless to throw in the towel. …

Dealing with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Medication [TJJS:EP224]

October 16th, 2017

49:24

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Over 15 years ago, I sat in my doctor’s office explaining my obsessive and compulsive thought patterns, my debilitating worry, and …

I’M NOT READY! Putting Yourself Out There When You’re Scared Shitless [TJJS:EP223]

October 9th, 2017

40:34

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So, maybe you want to start dating again. Or perhaps you're dying to start your own biz. Or maybe you're dying to lose that damn extra …

I've got nothin'

October 2nd, 2017

7:17

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4 Ways to STOP Comparing Yourself to Others [TJJS:EP222]

September 25th, 2017

36:19

GRAB YOUR SPOT IN EXCUSE ME, YOUR BADASS IS SHOWING: SELF-LOVE EDITION

Ever find yourself cruisin' through Facebook, just minding your own business, and then BOOM! You see someone who is thinner than you posing in her …

The Stories We Tell (Made Up Stories in Your Mind) [TJJS:EP221]

September 18th, 2017

38:38

GRAB YOUR SPOT IN EXCUSE ME, YOUR BADASS IS SHOWING: SELF-LOVE EDITION

Have you ever replayed a conversation with someone over and over again in your mind, completely making up what the other person was …

How to Start Loving Yourself (In 6 Easy Steps!) [TJJS:EP220]

September 11th, 2017

37:45

GRAB YOUR SPOT IN THE WORKSHOP!!

Ever see super confidant people and wonder how the hell they actually like themselves so much? Wish you could look …

When a Friend Breaks Up with You (Or Totally Ghosts You) [TJJS:EP219]

September 4th, 2017

40:49

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We've all had those awkward-ass friendship situations... where we aren't totally sure where we stand. Not sure if our friendship has run it's course. Not sure if it's worth reconciliation. Not …

What to do When You’re Stressed-The-F-Out

August 28th, 2017

37:09

GRAB YOUR SPOT AT TANNING, TACOS, + TRANSFORMATION!

One. More. Thing. One more thing and you may just lose your god-damned mind. If one more person asks something of you... If one more task gets added to your to-do …

The Blame Game [TJJS:EP217]

August 21st, 2017

44:20

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Ever feel like... If only my boss wasn't such and idiot, our workplace would be so …

Our Stories: A Candid Convo on Our Struggles with Inner Critics, Communication, and Confidence [TJJSEP:216]

August 14th, 2017

56:50

SAVE YOUR SPOT AT TANNING, TACOS, + TRANSFORMATION

The internet-driven day and age in which live is downright cray. We have the ability to connect with others all over the world in ways never before possible. But along …

For the Love of Money - Part 2 [TJJS:Ep215]

August 7th, 2017

43:53

Unless you grew up with incredible lessons on money management, how to avoid debt, how to budget appropriately, and how to save like a mutha, it's likely you've had your share of money woes. Considering there isn't …

For the Love of Money - Part 1 [TJJS:EP214]

July 31st, 2017

36:23

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Tell me if any of this sounds familiar:

  • You constantly use the words "I can't afford it"
  • You often think things would be …

6 Things You Must Address to Live a Happy Life [TJJS:EP213]

July 24th, 2017

46:58

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So... You've checked all the boxes. You got a good education. You settled down and got married. You pursued the career. You even …

What to Do When the People in Your Life Don’t “Get” Your Personal Growth Journey [TJJS:EP212]

July 17th, 2017

41:34

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Although growing and pushing yourself to be a better person can be wildly fulfilling, it isn't without an obstacle or twelve. For …

The Difference Between Fear + Your Inner Critic and What to Do About Them [TJJS:EP211]

July 10th, 2017

38:37

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You get all pumped up about a new love interest or an exciting new job opportunity and then BAM! All of a sudden you feel a sinking …

How to Stop Feeling Guilty [TJJS:EP210]

July 3rd, 2017

50:22

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Did you know that we experience guilt for a very specific reason? That it's actually designed to help us? Wait, WHAT?

And, no, it's not so you can feel …

How to Teach Personal Development to Kids [TJJS:EP209]

June 26th, 2017

41:01

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Recently a listener wrote to the show wondering how she should go about teaching some of the concepts she has been …

Dealing with Control Issues [TJJS:EP208]

June 19th, 2017

37:59

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You know that thing where you're trying to act all casual and cool, but secretly you want to micromanage the hell outta an event …

5 Habits to Make You Waaaaaay Happier [TJJS:EP207]

June 12th, 2017

38:12

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If you've been diggin' into personal development, you've undoubtedly realized that you don't get many results by simply …

New Level, New Devil: How Your Inner Critic Grows as You Grow [TJJS:EP206]

June 5th, 2017

38:09

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Recently, I received an email from a listener who has diligently been working with her tools to combat her inner critic, but …

How to Support a Partner Who is in a Funk [TJJS:EP205]

May 29th, 2017

40:23

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If you're like most people, it can be damn-near devastating to watch someone you love dearly go through a rough and difficult …

How to Say Nice Things to Yourself That You Can Actually Believe [TJJS:EP204]

May 22nd, 2017

36:32

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Ever see posts floating around Insta or Facebook that tell you to "just think positive" or "be kind to yourself" and you're like, "Ok, sure. I'll get right on that. But, HOW!!?" I totally feel you. …

How to Manifest Your Soulmate - Part 2 [TJJS:EP203]

May 15th, 2017

39:06

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As you likely know, I often take show topic submissions from our awesome PODiance and we recently received a submission with the subject line, "How …

How to Manifest Your Soulmate – Part 1 [TJJS:EP202]

May 8th, 2017

39:26

manifest your soulmate manifest your soulmate TheJoyJunkie.com/202 Recently, a super sweet PODiance member wrote in to the show and the subject line …

How to Break-Up with a Parent [TJJS:EP201]

May 1st, 2017

47:24

break-up with a parent break up with a parent www.TheJoyJunkie.com/201 A listener recently wrote into the show asking how she should go about …

What No One Ever Taught You About Boundaries [TJJS:EP200]

April 24th, 2017

40:51

How to establish boundaries How to establish boundaries www.TheJoyJunkie.com/200 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard the notion of “setting boundaries”, but have you ever wondered exactly …

How to Make Tough Decisions [TJJS:EP199]

April 17th, 2017

36:58

make tough decisions make tough decisions www.TheJoyJunkie.com/199 You have a big decision to make. Maybe it’s about a new job. Or if you should move …

How to Say What You Really Mean, Part 2 [TJJS:EP198]

April 10th, 2017

43:21

say what you mean say what you mean www.TheJoyJunkie.com/198 If you’re like most people, you learned how to address conflict through a process of trial and error. Maybe it was just how your parents did things… just …

Shit You Say Instead of Saying What You Really Mean, Part 1 [TJJS:EP197]

April 3rd, 2017

36:00

Saying What You Really Mean Saying What You Really Mean www.TheJoyJunkie.com/197 I get it. You were told to never hurt anyone’s feelings. You were …

What to Do When You Feel Stuck [TJJS:EP196]

March 27th, 2017

38:33

feeling stuck feeling stuck TheJoyJunkie.com/196 Recently a listener wrote in to the show, asking what to do when you find yourself feeling stuck. You know that racket, no? Stuck in a relationship… stuck in a …

Compliments + Criticisms: Why They Both Don’t Matter [TJJS:EP195]

March 20th, 2017

33:02

compliments and criticisms compliments and criticisms TheJoyJunkie.com/195 If you’re like most people, chances are you have bought into the idea that if other people like and approve of you, you must be worthy. And …

How to Manifest Shit [TJJS:EP 194]

March 13th, 2017

44:06

manifest shit manifest shit TheJoyJunkie.com/194 Even though it’s not quite as popular as it was a handful of years ago, I find that people are still …

5 Steps to a Healthy Body Image [TJJS:EP193]

March 6th, 2017

37:35

healthy body image healthy body image TheJoyJunkie.com/193 Unless you’ve reached monk-like peace with your body, chances are you have gone to blows with that lovely bag of bones that moves your spirit around this …

I’m Not Ready! Putting Yourself Out There When You’re Scared Shitless [TJJS:EP192]

February 27th, 2017

33:46

putting yourself out there putting yourself out there TheJoyJunkie.com/192 So, maybe you want to start dating again. Or perhaps you’re dying to start your own biz. Or maybe you’re dying to lose that damn extra weight. …

What to Do When Friends + Family Don’t Like Your Choices [TJJS:Ep191]

February 20th, 2017

41:03

family doesn’t like my choices family doesn’t like my choices TheJoyJunkie.com/191 Have you ever felt sure about a choice you’ve made only to be met with friends and/or family who make it abundantly clear that they do …

Your Go-To, Self-Sabotaging Behaviors & How to Change Them [TJJS:EP190]

February 13th, 2017

41:10

self-sabotaging behaviors self-sabotaging behaviors TheJoyJunkie.com/190 Unless you’re some kind of alien species living amongst us humans (in which case… #creepy), you undoubtedly have a litany of go-to behaviors or …

Combating “All or Nothing” Thinking [TJJS:EP189]

February 6th, 2017

36:10

all or nothing thinking all or nothing thinking   TheJoyJunkie.com/189 If you consider yourself a recovering perfectionist, you may relate to the idea of “all or nothing” thinking… as in, you either have to work out 5 …

Free Shit Alert – 4 Must-Have Self Love Secrets

February 2nd, 2017

7:00

free self love workshop free self love workshop TheJoyJunkie.com/188b Join us on… Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 from 2-3:30pm PACIFIC (3-4:30pm MOUNTAIN, 4-5:30pm CENTRAL, 5-6:30pm EASTERN)   We’re going to teach you…   …

Is My Partner a Manipulator? Wait… Am I a Manipulator? [TJJS:EP188]

January 30th, 2017

39:05

is my partner a manipulator is my partner a manipulator www.TheJoyJunkie.com/188 Ever have conversations with your spouse and think, “Damn, that …

How to “Accept” Yourself without Being Complacent [TJJS:EP187]

January 23rd, 2017

37:06

accept yourself without being complacent accept yourself without being complacent www.TheJoyJunkie.com/187 Let me ask you a question. What does “self-acceptance” mean to you? If you’re like many people, you may think …

Help! My Partner & I Have Totally Different Dreams & Goals [TJJS:EP186]

January 16th, 2017

45:25

different dreams and goals than my partner different dreams and goals than my partner www.TheJoyJunkie.com/186 A listener wrote to the show expressing concern that “I have different dreams and goals than my partner” and …

Learning to Trust When You Really Don’t Want To [TJJS:EP185]

January 9th, 2017

43:45

learning to trust learning to trust www.TheJoyJunkie.com/185 This week’s episode comes to you courtesy of a listener submission asking how to …

True or False: Managing Your Inner Critic Edition [TJJS:EP184]

January 2nd, 2017

37:53

managing your inner critic managing your inner critic www.TheJoyJunkie.com/184 If you’ve been involved in personal development or self-help for …

How to Make Shit Happen in 2017 [TJJS:EP183]

December 26th, 2016

42:36

Make Shit Happen 2017 Make Shit Happen 2017 www.TheJoyJunkie.com/183 If you’re like most people, you have an overwhelming sense of excitement and ambition come the new year. Also like most people, perhaps you hit Jan …

Loving Yourself When You Don’t Love Your Job/Body/Spouse/Life [TJJS:EP182]

December 19th, 2016

40:48

Loving yourself Loving yourself www.TheJoyJunkie.com/182 Ever find yourself saying, “As soon as I get a new job, then I’ll be happy” or “If I could …

How Self-Love Affects Your Relationships [TJJS:EP181]

December 12th, 2016

40:40

Self-love affects your relationships Self-love affects your relationships www.TheJoyJunkie.com/181 Recently, in one of my classes, the topic came up about how our relationships start to change as we get further and …

How to Stop Jumping to (Ridiculous) Conclusions [TJJS:EP180]

December 5th, 2016

35:35

Stop jumping to conclusions Stop jumping to conclusions www.TheJoyJunkie.com/180 Tell me if this sounds familiar: You have a conversation with someone and you weren’t sure about how you came across to the other person, …

This Just In! You DO NOT Need to Explain Yourself [TJJS:EP179]

November 28th, 2016

36:12

Stop explaining myself Stop explaining myself www.TheJoyJunkie.com/179 If you’ve hung out with me for a while, you know that I’ve spoken often about …

Gearing Up for a Peaceful Holiday (Even if Your Family is Cray) [TJJS:EP178]

November 21st, 2016

42:37

Holidays with my crazy family Holidays with my crazy family www.TheJoyJunkie.com/178 Find yourself dreading holiday functions with your family …

The Joy Junkies’ Guide to Dealing with the Trump Presidency [TJJS:EP177]

November 14th, 2016

52:52

Dealing with the Trump Presidency Dealing with the Trump Presidency www.TheJoyJunkie.com/177 If you’re like me and much of the JJ community, the news of the Trump election was devastating to say the very least. You are …

How to Deal with Your Parent’s Shitty Behavior [TJJS:EP176]

November 7th, 2016

39:10

My parents suck My parents suck www.TheJoyJunkie.com/176 Perhaps some of the most challenging relationships we have in our lives are those with our own parents. Although we love them deeply, they are oftentimes the ones …

Mr. Smith Interviews Amy Using Listener Submitted Questions [TJJS:EP175]

October 31st, 2016

39:17

Mr. Smith interviews Amy Mr. Smith interviews Amy www.TheJoyJunkie.com/175 Awhile back, Mr. Smith got the idea to do a pod episode where he would …

Mailbag: 4.0: Answers to Listener Questions [TJJS:EP174]

October 24th, 2016

39:49

Should I get a divorce Should I get a divorce www.TheJoyJunkie.com/174 Time for another mailbag edition of the pod! A handful of listeners wrote in …

Pack Your Bags… We’re Going on a Guilt Trip: Family Edition [TJJS:EP173]

October 17th, 2016

39:46

Dealing with Family Guilt Trips Dealing with Family Guilt Trips www.TheJoyJunkie.com/173 Recently a listener wrote in to the show asking how to deal …

Vulnerability: Why It’s Scary as Shit, Why You Need It, and Where to Start [TJJS:EP172]

October 10th, 2016

38:52

It’s hard to be vulnerable It’s hard to be vulnerable www.TheJoyJunkie.com/172 Ever find yourself desiring deep, rich connections with your partner …

Is It Ever Okay to NOT Be Honest? [TJJS:EP171]

October 3rd, 2016

34:41

Is it ever okay to lie? Is it ever okay to lie? www.TheJoyJunkie.com/171 Ever wonder if there is free pass to tell a white lie? I mean… Is it ever …

5 Reasons You Need to Be More Selfish [TJJS:EP170]

September 26th, 2016

44:09

Feeling selfish Feeling selfish www.TheJoyJunkie.com/170 Ever find yourself dying for some alone time but you’re afraid if you ask for it, you will be deemed “selfish”? Know you really don’t want children but people …

6 Things You Must Address to Live a Happy Life [TJJS:EP169]

September 19th, 2016

45:30

Secret to happiness Secret to happiness www.TheJoyJunkie.com/169 So you’ve checked all the boxes. You got a good education. You settled down and got married. You pursued the career. You even bought the house, had the …

4 Things You Must Stop Lying About + What to Say Instead [TJJS:EP168]

September 12th, 2016

43:13

Speak up for yourself Speak up for yourself www.TheJoyJunkie.com/168 We all want to consider ourselves honest people, but when it comes down to it, we spend quite a bit of time avoiding, fibbing, and sugar-coating our …

The Poison of Perfectionism and What To Do About It [TJJS:EP167]

September 5th, 2016

37:39

Stop being a perfectionist Stop being a perfectionist www.TheJoyJunkie.com/167 I used to flippantly refer to myself as a Perfectionist and oftentimes …

How to Deal with The Great Friendship Break-Up [TJJS:EP166]

August 29th, 2016

43:27

Breaking up with a friend Breaking up with a friend www.TheJoyJunkie.com/166 Tell me if this sounds familiar: You have “this friend”… and this friend is perhaps someone you’ve know forever, maybe you saw each other …

How to Stop Saying Yes and Start Saying No [TJJS:EP165] (partial re-broadcast)

August 22nd, 2016

33:47

Stop saying yes Stop saying yes www.TheJoyJunkie.com/165 Ever feel like if you speak up for yourself and tell someone “No” to something they are requesting of you or decline an invite (even to obligatory family …

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do [TJJS:EP164]

August 15th, 2016

41:43

Making tough decisions Making tough decisions www.TheJoyJunkie.com/164 A PODiance member wrote to the show and wanted to know how to figure out what to do… when you just don’t know what to do… aka Making Tough …

How to Get Out of the Comparison Trap [TJJS:EP163]

August 8th, 2016

35:06

Wanna find out more about Excuse Me, Your Badass is Showing: SELF-LOVE EDITION? Of course you do. Just cruise over here… Stop comparing myself to others Stop comparing myself to others www.TheJoyJunkie.com/163 Ever find …

The Pain Involved with Standing Up for Yourself [TJJS:EP162]

August 1st, 2016

41:31

Wanna find out more about Excuse Me, Your Badass is Showing: SELF-LOVE EDITION? Of course you do. Just cruise over here… The pain of standing up for yourself The pain of standing up for yourself www.TheJoyJunkie.com/162

How to Stop Trying to Control Shit Out of Your Control [TJJS:EP161]

July 25th, 2016

41:30

Want in on the FREE People-Pleasing Workshop mentioned in this episode? Of course you do. Why do I want to control everything Why do I want to …

5 Lies You Tell Yourself About Making Others Happy [TJJS:EP160]

July 18th, 2016

42:32

Want in on the FREE People-Pleasing Workshop mentioned in this episode? Of course you do. Making Everyone Happy Making everyone happy www.TheJoyJunkie.com/160 Ever feel like if you tell someone you aren’t available to …

How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself [TJJS:EP159]

July 11th, 2016

39:55

Self-sabotage Self-sabotage www.TheJoyJunkie.com/159 Many years ago, I had a discussion with my coach which started out with me bitching and complaining about how unhappy I had been in my life lately. After working …

5 Signs You’re Being a Victim [TJJS:EP158]

July 4th, 2016

31:16

Victim Mentality Victim Mentality www.TheJoyJunkie.com/158 I know the drill… You would totally be able to figure shit out if only your ex wasn’t such …

5 Reasons You Never Have Enough Time and are Always Overwhelmed [TJJS:Ep157]

June 27th, 2016

40:07

Never have enough time Never have enough time www.TheJoyJunkie.com/157 Ever find yourself trying to add yet another thing to your already-packed …

How-the-Hell to Speak Up for Yourself with Your Family [TJJS:EP156]

June 20th, 2016

43:15

Stand Up to Your Family Stand Up to Your Family www.TheJoyJunkie.com/156 If you’ve ever had a massive issue with a family member that left you feeling angry, frustrated, and disappointed, you are in great company. I …

Making Friends with Fear and Other Uncomfortable Emotions [TJJS:EP155]

June 13th, 2016

40:23

Uncomfortable emotions Uncomfortable emotions www.TheJoyJunkie.com/155 Unless you happened to have a truly magical upbringing where you were …

3 Ways to Deal with Fear Paralysis: How to Stop Being So Damn Afraid of Everything [TJJS:EP154]

June 6th, 2016

35:02

Paralyzed by fear Paralyzed by fear www.TheJoyJunkie.com/154 Tell me if this sounds familiar: You get all pumped up because of a hot date or an awesome job opportunity and as soon as you start to get a bit excited, …

What it Really Means to Establish Boundaries [TJJS:EP153]

May 30th, 2016

35:02

How to Establish Boundaries How to Establish Boundaries www.TheJoyJunkie.com/153 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard the notion of “setting boundaries”, but have you ever wondered exactly …

Why ‘Hope’ is a Four-Letter Word [TJJS:EP152]

May 23rd, 2016

36:19

Hope destroys Hope destroys www.TheJoyJunkie.com/152 Ever find yourself hoping and praying that something will work out in your favor? Maybe you’re hoping a family function will go well, you get that job you’ve …

Letting Go of Blame [TJJS:EP151]

May 9th, 2016

45:23

Letting Go of Blame  Letting Go of Blame www.TheJoyJunkie.com/151 Ever feel like… If only my boss wasn’t such and idiot, our workplace would be so …

How We’ve Kept Our Love Alive for Nearly 2 Decades – Part 2 [TJJS:EP150]

May 2nd, 2016

42:53

happiness long-term relationship happiness long-term relationship www.TheJoyJunkie.com/150 Ever wonder what it really takes to maintain happiness in a long-term relationship? I mean… don’t passions just naturally fizzle …

How We’ve Kept Our Love Alive for Nearly 2 Decades – Part 1 [TJJS:EP149]

April 25th, 2016

39:24

Keep Love Alive Keep Love Alive www.TheJoyJunkie.com/149 Ever wonder what it really takes to keep love alive long-term? Ever see happy couples and wonder what-the-hell their secret is? (I mean… Considering you’re ready …

What it REALLY Means to Forgive Yourself [TJJS:EP148]

April 18th, 2016

39:09

Forgive yourself for past mistakes Forgive yourself for past mistakes www.TheJoyJunkie.com/148 Forgiveness, especially SELF-forgiveness, can be one of the most challenging concepts to grasp on the up and down road of …

#WTF is Self-Love Anyway with Guestie Andrea Owen [TJJS:EP147] (re-broadcast)

April 11th, 2016

46:09

How to Love Yourself How to Love Yourself www.TheJoyJunkie.com/147 How many times do you see an awesome, encouraging poster on Insta or Facebook and absent-mindedly click “like” without reeeeeally thinking about how to …

4 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Self Care [TJJS:EP146]

April 4th, 2016

41:34

Ways to take care of yourself Ways to take care of yourself www.TheJoyJunkie.com/146 If you are a busy professional, student, or parent (or a blend), you surely know the slippery slope of being so caught up in your …

4 Ways to Love Yourself When You’re Far From Where You Want to Be [TJJS:EP145]

March 28th, 2016

39:59

How to Love Yourself How to Love Yourself www.TheJoyJunkie.com/145 Ever find yourself saying, “As soon as I get a new job, then I’ll be happy” or “If …

6 Ways to Make Shitty Situations Suck Less [TJJS:EP144]

March 21st, 2016

35:11

Shit hits the fan Shit hits the fan www.TheJoyJunkie.com/144 No matter how grounded you are in your own personal growth, there are undoubtedly times of hardship that you have or will go through that prove extremely …

What to Do When Someone is Pissed at You [TJJS:EP143]

March 14th, 2016

30:40

What to Do When Someone is Pissed at You What to Do When Someone is Pissed at You www.TheJoyJunkie.com/143 Ever find yourself in a tiff with a loved one and all of a sudden you feel responsible to clean up the mess even …

5 Relationship Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making (rebroadcast) [TJJS:EP142]

March 7th, 2016

36:03

Relationship Mistakes Relationship Mistakes www.TheJoyJunkie.com/142 Ever find yourself thinking, “If my husband would just get his shit together, …

Confessions of a Former Joy Junkie Student [TJJS:EP141]

February 29th, 2016

42:57

Joy Junkie Review Joy Junkie Review www.TheJoyJunkie.com/141 Every time I promote a class or program, I do my damnedest to give the clearest picture of what the experience is like, but #obvi I believe in my courses… I …

Why Can’t I Just Be Fucking Happy? [TJJS:EP140]

February 22nd, 2016

41:21

Why Can’t I Just Be Fucking Happy? Why Can’t I Just Be Fucking Happy? www.TheJoyJunkie.com/140 So you’ve checked all the boxes. You got a good education. You settled down and got married. You pursued the career. You …

5 Lies Your Inner Shit-Talker Tells You About Your Relationship [TJJS:EP139]

February 15th, 2016

41:52

Lies You Tell Yourself About Your Relationship Lies You Tell Yourself About Your Relationship www.TheJoyJunkie.com/139 Ever think, “Jesus! How can my …

Breaking Up with Fear + Courting Courage [TJJS:EP138]

February 8th, 2016

33:48

Work with your fear Work with your fear www.TheJoyJunkie.com/138 Ever find yourself super excited about an opportunity and all of a sudden BOOM! Fear sets in with a vengeance. And then your mind starts spinning with …

Celebrating How Far You’ve Come [TJJS:EP137]

February 1st, 2016

36:32

Celebrating How Far You’ve Come Celebrating How Far You’ve Come www.TheJoyJunkie.com/137 So, last night I had an epic breakdown. In suuuuch a good way. Without getting into the dramatic details (which I share in this …

How to Let Go of Perfection [TJJS:EP136]

January 25th, 2016

36:07

How to Let Go of Perfection How to Let Go of Perfection www.TheJoyJunkie.com/136 I used to flippantly refer to myself as a Perfectionist and …

How to Accept a Compliment [TJJS:EP135]

January 18th, 2016

33:52

How to accept a compliment How to accept a compliment www.TheJoyJunkie.com/135 Tell me if this sounds familiar: You walk into work and someone gives you a lovely compliment about your hair or your outfit or your work on …

Why “All You Need is Love” is Bullshit (Re-broadcast) [TJJS:EP134]

January 10th, 2016

33:18

“All You Need is Love” is Bullshit  “All You Need is Love” is Bullshit www.TheJoyJunkie.com/134 We’ve all heard the popular phrase and song lyric, …

When Grace and Kindness Don’t Work [TJJS:EP133]

January 4th, 2016

35:30

When Grace and Kindness Don’t Work When Grace and Kindness Don’t Work www.TheJoyJunkie.com/133 If you’ve hung around these parts for a while, you’ll know that one of the cornerstones of my philosophy is that you can …

How to Make Shit Happen in 2016 [TJJS:EP132]

December 28th, 2015

42:19

Make Shit Happen 2016 Make Shit Happen 2016 www.TheJoyJunkie.com/132 If you’re like most people, you have an overwhelming sense of excitement and ambition come the new year. Also like most people, perhaps you hit Jan …

How to Stop Talking Shit to Yourself [TJJS:EP131]

December 21st, 2015

41:16

How to Stop Talking Shit to Yourself Stop Talking Shit to Yourself www.TheJoyJunkie.com/131 Ever find yourself getting super pumped up about a new opportunity and all of sudden BAM! That little voice creeps in telling …

5 Ways to Immediately Build Confidence [TJJS:EP130]

December 14th, 2015

42:37

5 Ways to Immediately Build Confidence www.TheJoyJunkie.com/130 5 Ways to Immediately Build Confidence Ever see super confident people and wonder how-the-hell they became so sure of themselves? Ever wonder if they were …

How to Have Tough Conversations Like a Badass [TJJS:EP129]

December 7th, 2015

45:54

How to Have Tough Conversations Like a Badass www.TheJoyJunkie.com/129 How to Have Tough Conversations Like a Badass Ever wonder why having difficult …

How to NOT Lose Your Shit with Your Family: HOLIDAY EDITION [TJJS:EP128]

November 30th, 2015

41:42

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/128 Find yourself dreading holiday functions with your family because it’s only a matter of time until your mom pesters you …

NOvember: How to Say “No” to People (And NOT Feel Guilty) [TJJS: EP127]

November 23rd, 2015

36:16

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/127 Ever feel like if you speak up for yourself and tell someone “No” to something they are requesting of you or decline an invite (even to obligatory family functions… GASP!) then you are totally …

What to Do When Your Parent Kinda Sucks [TJJS:EP126]

November 16th, 2015

41:51

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/126 Perhaps some of the most challenging relationships we have in our lives are those with our own parents. Although we love them deeply, they are oftentimes the ones who pose the most “issues” …

Mailbag 3.0: Sex Edition [TJJS:EP125]

November 9th, 2015

42:35

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/125 If you’re like most peeps, you probably assume that you’re the only one struggling with issues in the bedroom. I mean, surely everyone else is have raging, erotic, kitchen-table sex and …

What to Do When You Constantly Compare Yourself to Others [TJJS:EP124]

November 2nd, 2015

35:00

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/124 Ever find yourself cruisin’ through Facebook, just minding your own business, and then BOOM! You see someone who is thinner than you posing in her bikini in her exotically sexy, annoying …

#SorryNotSorry [TJJS:EP123]

October 26th, 2015

41:13

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/123 Ever find yourself in a situation where you feel really badly that someone else is hurt by your choice of actions, but you’re actually NOT sorry about the actions themselves? Maybe you took …

5 Super Common People-Pleasing Myths [TJJS:EP122]

October 19th, 2015

40:02

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/122 Ever feel like if you tell someone you aren’t available to help them/do something for them, then you are totally letting them down? (And subsequently find yourself riddled with guilt?) Ever …

When Someone You Love is ALWAYS a Victim [TJJS:EP121]

October 12th, 2015

38:55

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/121 Ever have those people in your life who tend to always be a victim? They usually have no shortage of complaints but when you …

How to Speak Up Without Being an Asshole [TJJS:EP120]

October 5th, 2015

34:26

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/120 Ever feel like if you stand up for yourself or speak your mind then everyone will think you are a total dick? Or maybe you think, “If I tell them how I feel, I’m deliberately hurting them! …

Becoming Badass: 5 Ways to Stand the Fuck Up for Yourself [TJJS:EP119]

September 28th, 2015

35:36

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/119 Ever see super confident people or those who have no problem standing up for themselves and think, “How the HELL do they feel comfortable doing that!?” Or maybe you think, “I wish I wasn’t …

How to Feel – Instead of Working Too Much, Zoning Out on Facebook, or Falling Face First Into Ben n’ Jerry’s [TJJS:EP118]

September 21st, 2015

37:57

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/118 Ever wonder why your first response to dealing with a tough emotion is, “Dude, I need a drink” or “I just need some ice cream and I’ll be fine” or “Let me just zone out on Facebook for a …

How to Forgive Yourself for Past Mistakes [TJJS:EP117]

September 14th, 2015

32:53

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/117 Forgiveness, especially SELF-forgiveness, can be one of the most challenging concepts to grasp on the up and down road of personal development. I mean… if you forgive yourself, won’t you get …

WTF is Self Love Anyway? With Guest Andrea Owen [TJJS:EP116]

September 7th, 2015

44:14

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/116 How many times do you see an awesome, encouraging poster on Insta or Facebook and absent-mindedly click “like” without reeeeeally thinking about how to apply it to your life? How many times …

When You Want to Control Something Out of Your Control [TJJS:EP115]

August 31st, 2015

38:26

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/115 Ever find yourself going to a job interview and you are doing everything in your power to FORCE the would-be-employers …

Is Your Jealousy Valid? [TJJS:EP114]

August 24th, 2015

40:30

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/114 _______________________ Ever hear your partner say or do something and you instantly have a surge of panic and jealousy? That pit-of-the-stomach feeling… Like, Ooooooo this is NOT good. …

Pissed Off: Using Anger to Get What You Want [TJJS:EP113]

August 17th, 2015

35:42

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/113 _______________________ Ever find that your partner has left his shoes out (again) or hasn’t paid the bill he promised to pay (again) and you feel your heart begin to pound and the anger …

5 Steps to Finding Dope-ass Friendships [TJJS:EP112]

August 10th, 2015

35:59

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/112 _______________________ So you’re in your thirties or forties and you look around you and wonder, where the hell are my …

5 Reasons You Put Shit Off [TJJS:EP111]

August 3rd, 2015

43:21

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/111 Ever find yourself dragging your feet on something you know you must get done, but you just keep putting it off and putting it off? Um. Yeah. Me too. And so does everyone else. So what is …

5 Relationships Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making [TJJS:EP110]

July 27th, 2015

35:35

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/110 Ever find yourself thinking, “If my husband would just get his shit together, this relationship would be fine”? Or maybe …

The Badass’ Guide to Getting Rejected [TJJS:EP109]

July 20th, 2015

32:15

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/109 Ever find yourself in the midst of a rough break-up or perhaps getting passed up for the promotion you were dying for and you can’t help but think that there MUST be something wrong with …

6 Ways to Start Loving Yourself [TJJS:EP108]

July 13th, 2015

30:16

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/108 Ever see super confidant people and wonder how the hell they actually like themselves so much? Wish you could look in …

5 Ways to Deal with Your Inner Shit-Talker [TJJS:EP107]

July 6th, 2015

33:39

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/107 Ever find yourself pumped up about a new opportunity and then BOOM, all of a sudden, you hear a voice in your head telling you “You better watch out… they may find out you aren’t really …

How to Deal with Shitty Work Relationships [TJJS:EP106]

June 29th, 2015

35:00

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/106 Ever feel like that *one* person you work with just might be the death of you with their sour attitude and overt …

Help! I Don’t Believe in the Religion I Was Raised With! [TJJS:EP105]

June 15th, 2015

37:50

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/105 If you have ever had differences of opinions with your family members, you know that these topics can rapidly become uncomfortable, nasty, and problematic… not to mention leaving you …

What to Do When People in Your Life Don’t “Get” Personal Development [TJJS:EP104]

June 8th, 2015

38:55

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/104 If you’re like many people delving into the growth-filled world of personal development, you may have started to notice that not the people in your life like or support the “new you”. …

Sexual Taboos: A Discussion on Porn, Non-monogamy, and Relationships [TJJS:EP103]

June 1st, 2015

46:42

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/103 Ever get a pit in your stomach when you know your partner finds someone else attractive? Ever deal with the …

Confessions of a Life Coach with Anxiety Disorder [TJJS:EP102]

May 25th, 2015

42:50

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/102 A departure from the regular podcast format, Amy uses this show to share her personal journey through a struggle with …

Mailbag 2.0: Answers to Listener Questions [TJJS:EP101]

May 18th, 2015

37:44

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/101 Ever feel like when you put shit off you’re being a total lazy-ass? Or how about wondering how to refuel after giving and giving and giving of yourself… Especially if you’re in a “giving” …

Grief: Why You Don’t Allow It & Why You Need To Start [TJJS:EP100]

May 11th, 2015

40:47

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/100 We are not designed to reserve grieving simply for death and dying. We are actually designed to honor and grieve any instance where we change a pattern. Whoa… really? Yep. Ever find yourself …

How To Know If Your Life Coach Is A Poser [TJJS:EP099]

May 4th, 2015

40:19

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/99 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly noticed the wealth of new coaches and various “experts” who’ve emerged onto the personal development scene within the last five …

4 Reasons Why ‘Selfish’ is the New Black [TJJS:EP098]

April 27th, 2015

36:43

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/98 Ever find yourself dying for some alone time but you’re afraid if you ask for it, you will be deemed “selfish”? Know you really don’t want children but people tell you that’s “selfish”? Find …

Child-free by Choice in Child-Obsessed World [TJJS:EP097]

April 20th, 2015

43:22

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/97 Ever wonder if there is something *wrong* with you because you have ZERO pull, urge, or desire to be a parent? Have …

Stand-the-Fuck-Up for Yourself: Family Edition [TJJS:EP096]

April 13th, 2015

42:38

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/96 Based on a previous episode from a few week’s back, this episode targets how to stand up for yourself with some of the most sticky dynamics: Taking a Stand with Family. Oftentimes, it is …

How to Stop Fucking Apologizing and Over-Explaining [TJJS:EP095]

April 6th, 2015

40:24

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/95 A listener recently wrote into the show looking for ways to stop saying “I’m sorry” all the time. Perhaps you find …

Telling the Truth: The Low-Down on Honesty [TJJS:EP094]

March 30th, 2015

38:05

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/94 Ever wonder if there is free pass to tell a white lie? Is it ever okay to not be completely truthful? Okay to withhold …

Emotions 101: Dealing with Feelings [TJJS:EP093]

March 23rd, 2015

34:58

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/93 Ever wonder why you sometimes shut off your emotions? Wonder why you are sometimes paralyzed by fear? Ever feel something so strongly that you think you MUST take action? In this episode, Amy …

Mailbag: Answers to Listener Questions [TJJS:EP092]

March 16th, 2015

41:37

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/92 The first mailbag episode of The Joy Junkie Show Podcast! In this episode, Amy answers questions from listener submissions that range from finding your personal spirituality to what to do if …

Cultivating Confidence [TJJS:EP091]

March 9th, 2015

37:56

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/91 Ever see people who are super confident and wonder what their secret is? What do all these confident people have figured out that you don’t? Want to go after certain things in your life but …

How to Say “No” [TJJS:EP90]

March 2nd, 2015

35:02

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/90 Learning how to say “NO” to others can be one of the most challenging issues we deal with on a regular basis. “What if I …

How to Stand-The-Fuck-Up for Yourself – Episode #89

February 23rd, 2015

36:19

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/89 If you’re like most people, it is likely you have been taught (or learned) that speaking up for yourself somehow equals being a total dick or purposely trying to hurt someone. For whatever …

How to Get Rid of the “Takers” in Your Life [TJJS:EP088]

February 16th, 2015

35:05

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/88 If you took a look around you… to all of your close relationships, would they all be reciprocal? Do you have people in …

Are Your Relationship Expectations Realistic? [TJJS:EP087]

February 9th, 2015

41:39

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/87 Ever wonder if your relationship desires and wants are just a pipe-dream? Ever see the occasional happy couple and think, “That’s really not very possible for most people.” Ever find yourself …

Feeling “Not Enough”: Dealing with Worthiness [TJJS:EP086]

February 2nd, 2015

35:17

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/86 The perspective or feeling of “not being enough” is perhaps one of the most common sentiments for those desiring confidence and happiness. Our self-worth will permeate and affect every single …

4 Things You Must Know about Self-Care [TJJS:EP85]

January 26th, 2015

31:46

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/85 If you are a busy professional, student, or parent (or a blend), you surely know the slippery slope of being so caught up in your “to-do’s” that you easily lose sight of taking care of …

4 Ways to Love Yourself When You’re Far From Where You Want To Be [TJJS:EP084]

January 19th, 2015

33:05

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/84 Ever find yourself saying, “As soon as I get a new job, then I’ll be happy” or “If I could just shed this extra weight, …

How To Escape from a Shitty Job [TJJS:EP083]

January 12th, 2015

32:47

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/83 If you have found yourself in a situation where you absolutely dread going to work each day, this episode is for you! …

How to NOT Fuck Up Your New Year Resolutions [TJJS:EP082]

January 5th, 2015

31:04

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/82 At this time of the year everyone is super pumped and determined to create a completely different year than the one prior. It’s no surprise that many people fall of the bandwagon by February …

What to Do When Someone (You Love) is Pissed at You [TJJS:EP81]

December 29th, 2014

37:07

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/81 Ever find yourself in a tiff with a loved one and all of a sudden you feel responsible to clean up the mess even though you still feel like you didn’t really do anything wrong? It can be so …

People-pleasers are Fucking Liars [TJJS:EP080]

December 22nd, 2014

44:53

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/80 If you are like most people, chances are you find yourself heavily invested in what others think… of you… of your choices… of everything. And, oftentimes it completely infringes on you living …

How to Disagree + Argue with Grace + Kindness [TJJS:EP079]

December 15th, 2014

40:21

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/79 When you find yourself super upset with someone in your life, it can be very challenging to communicate in an effective way. Many people simply communicate (a.k.a. fight) by screaming their …

6 Ways to Win at Life When Shit Hits the Fan (A.k.a. Dealing with Hardship) [TJJS:EP078]

December 8th, 2014

35:24

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/78 No matter how grounded you are in your own personal growth, there are undoubtedly times of hardship that you have or will go through that prove extremely challenging and trying. So what is an …

4 Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Relationship [TJJS:EP077]

December 1st, 2014

39:06

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/77 Find yourself wishing that you and your partner had a richer connection, but have no idea how to create deeper intimacy? Many people don’t take the path towards intimacy… the path of true …

5 Steps to Gaining Clarity on Damn-Near Anything [TJJS:EP076]

November 24th, 2014

36:34

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/76 Ever find yourself stalling on goals because you feel muddled and lack clarity? It can be such a challenge to figure out exactly what you want, why you want it, and if you’re really doing …

6 Relationship Killers & How to Avoid Them [TJJS:EP075]

November 17th, 2014

36:31

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/75 We all know that in order to have a great relationship it’s necessary to work on solid communication, work through our …

Help! I Self-sabotage! [TJJS:EP074]

November 10th, 2014

33:49

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/74 Ever feel like you know exactly what your *supposed* to do to get over an ex, start a new biz, get in shape, etc, but find yourself sabotaging all your efforts to create what you really want …

Supporting a Partner Who is in a Funk [TJJS:EP073]

November 3rd, 2014

37:04

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/73 Ever find your heart breaking because you see your partner going through such a tough time and you can’t, for the life of you, figure out how to support them or help them through this rough …

How-The-Hell to Establish Boundaries [TJJS:EP072]

October 27th, 2014

38:15

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/72 This week’s topic is perhaps one of the most challenging issues that we face in our inter-personal relationships. Have you ever heard someone tell you, “You just need to establish boundaries …

How to Communicate with a Passive Spouse [TJJS:EP071]

October 20th, 2014

35:38

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/71 We know that communication is a major factor in the success of a relationship, but what is one to do if your spouse refuses to communicate or seems very uncomfortable with speaking candidly? …

Navigating the Ups & Downs of Personal Growth [TJJS:EP070]

October 13th, 2014

34:50

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/70 Have you ever found yourself in a personal-growth growth spurt… flying high on your personal power, learning new tools to …

When Someone You Love is in a Shitty Relationship [TJJS:EP069]

October 6th, 2014

35:24

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/69 Ever find yourself in a situation where someone you love dearly is in (what you perceive to be) a toxic relationship? Feel like your hands are tied in trying to show your loved one what is …

The Low-Down on Honesty [TJJS:EP068]

September 22nd, 2014

35:36

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/68 Ever wonder if there is free pass to tell a white lie? Is it ever okay to not be completely truthful? Okay to withhold …

What to Do When You Are Not Sexually Attracted to Your Partner [TJJS:EP067]

September 15th, 2014

32:39

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/67 Fabulous topic submission from a listener! It’s a massive misconception that sexual connection and chemistry must ALWAYS …

What it Means to “Show Up” [TJJS:EP066]

September 8th, 2014

32:51

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/66 Another great topic suggestion from a pod listener! If you have listened to self-help podcasts or read personal development books or blogs, chances are, you have stumble upon a certain …

Why “All You Need Is Love” Is Bullshit [TJJS:EP065]

September 1st, 2014

36:45

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/65 We’ve all heard the popular phrase and song lyric, “All you need is love”, but how factual is this statement really? Not …

How-the-Hell to Find “Your Joy” a.k.a. How to Be Happy [TJJS:EP064]

August 25th, 2014

38:51

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/64 It’s not uncommon to hear personal development experts talk about doing things “that light you up”. But, what if you don’t know what lights you up or don’t even know what that phrase means? …

Holy Shit. I’m Married & Attracted to Someone Else [TJJS:EP063]

August 18th, 2014

42:27

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/63 Even though it’s somewhat taboo, many people in marriages or committed relationships find themselves seriously attracted to other people at some point during their relationship. This often …

6 Steps to Becoming Physically Fit [TJJS:EP062]

August 11th, 2014

33:37

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/62 Another awesome suggestion from a listener! If you’ve been telling yourself, “Man, I really need to get in shape” or “I really need to start working out”, but have failed to do anything about …

Childolatry: Why Parenthood Today Kills Relationships & What to Do About It [TJJS:EP061]

August 4th, 2014

35:21

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/61 Ever wonder if it’s actually possible to have a thriving marriage (or relationship) AND dedicate yourself to raising amazing children at the same time? If you’re like most people, chances …

Putting Shit Off: 5 Reasons Why You Procrastinate [TJJS:EP060]

July 28th, 2014

35:39

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/60 Ever wonder why you keep putting things off to the last minute… especially things you really DO want to accomplish? Ever find yourself avoiding shit you KNOW will make a huge difference in …

Relationship Agenda: a.k.a. When You Want Your Partner to See it Your Way [TJJS:EP059]

July 21st, 2014

30:37

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/59 Dealing with challenging and sensitive issues with your partner are tough enough, not to mention figuring out HOW to effectively get your point across. Often, we are so attached to what we …

Dealing with an Addict in the Family [TJJS:EP058]

July 14th, 2014

34:38

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/58 Another listener’s suggestion! What the hell is one to do with an addict in the family who clearly has decided that recovery isn’t their option? How do you let go of the …

Help me! I have control issues! [TJJS:EP057]

July 7th, 2014

32:14

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/57 Another awesome topic submission from the listeners! Ever find yourself desperately trying to keep control of …

How to Manifest Your Soulmate [TJJS:EP056]

June 30th, 2014

35:18

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/56 Another badass topic from the listeners! So, you’re single, you want to find your heart’s twin, and you want to figure out what exactly IS in your power to call this person into your life. …

59 Easy Ways to Pay Attention to Your Relationship [TJJS:EP055]

June 23rd, 2014

37:55

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/55 Think you and your partner need an extravagant get-away to re-connect and invigorate your relationship? Nope. Although …

Pissed Off! 4 Steps to Dealing with Anger [TJJS:EP054]

June 11th, 2014

36:31

    www.TheJoyJunkie.com/54 Ever find yourself yelling and screaming trying to be HEARD by someone in your life? Many of us find ourselves in the throws of anger and instead of dissecting our emotions, we simply …

5 Steps to Manifesting Meaningful Friendships [TJJS:EP053]

June 4th, 2014

36:47

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/53 Ever find yourself looking around your adult life and wondering what happened to your close friendships? Find yourself …

How-The-Hell to be a Badass “Single” [TJJS:EP052]

May 28th, 2014

42:47

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/52 Another topic request from the JJ listeners! Are you a single who struggles with your relationship status? Think something is “wrong” with you for not having a significant other? In this episode, …

How to Deal with Relationship Shit That Pisses You Off [TJJS-EP051]

May 14th, 2014

35:50

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/51 Have you ever thought to yourself, “Damn. This relationship would be so much better if my partner would just ________.” It’s …

How-the-hell to Get a Grip on Time Management with Guest Jessica Kupferman [TJJS: EP050]

May 7th, 2014

52:30

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/50 Ever find yourself buried under a mountain of things to do and feel like you have no time to do it in? Feel like you are constantly over-commiting yourself? And, perhaps committing to shit you …

How to Have a Badass Relationship with Yourself with Guest Nicole Antoinette [TJJS-Episode049]

April 30th, 2014

58:59

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/49 Ever find yourself talking mad-shit to yourself in your own mind? Maybe stating what you aren’t capable of, why you can/can’t do something, or reminding you how …

What To Do When You Doubt Yourself with Guest Michelle Ward [TJJS-Episode 48]

April 23rd, 2014

58:02

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/48 Ever feel like you’re on to something, and then all of a sudden an inner voice pops in and destroys your thunder? Ever spiral into an overwhelming place of self-doubt? Ever put on the breaks on …

Going After Goals: What’s in the Way? with Guest Andrea Owen [TJJS-Episode047]

April 16th, 2014

48:02

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/47/ If you are like most people, you probably have at least one HUGE goal, dream, or aspiration that you would love to …

What to do When Your Friends/Fam Don’t Dig Your Spouse [TJJS-Episode046]

April 9th, 2014

59:02

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/46 If you have ever found yourself at odds with your dearest love ones due to their not-so-supportive notions about who you’re dating or who you married, then you have to listen to this week’s …

When/How to Let Go of a Relationship with Guest Sally Hope [TJJS-Episode045]

April 2nd, 2014

1:00:36

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/45 Ever been in a situation where your heart knows a relationship has run its course, but your mind rationalizes all the reasons …

Where-The-Hell Do I Get Me Some Self-Love? with Guest Molly Mahar [TJJS-Episode044]

March 26th, 2014

1:00:00

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/44 Have you noticed how SELF-LOVE is the current hot-button topic for all personal development peeps? Well, there is a reason for that, because… The relationship you have with yourself will permeate …

Incorporating Play Into Every Day with Guest Susan Hyatt [TJJS-Episode043]

March 19th, 2014

46:43

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/43 Have you ever felt as though you have become all business and no play? In this episode, Amy is joined by Life Coach, Susan Hyatt, as they explore the common ways we forget about fun and play in …

How to Deal with Guilt from Past Relationship “Mistakes” with guest Cherie Healey [TJJS:Episode042]

March 12th, 2014

58:14

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/42 Have you ever felt as though the guilt you carry from past relationship mistakes holds you back from what you really desire …

Break-ups, Breakdowns, and Breakthroughs with Guest Lisa Steadman [TJJS:Episode041]

March 5th, 2014

52:01

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/41 If you have ever found yourself in a damn-near debilitating break-up that stifles your entire life, you must tune in to this episode. In this pod, Amy is joined by break-up expert, Lisa Steadman, …

Breaking Through Fear + Conjuring Courage with Guest Kate Courageous [TJJS:Episode040]

February 26th, 2014

55:29

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/40 If you have ever found yourself paralyzed by fear, this is a must-listen episode for you! Amy has guest Kate Courageous on the show, and you’ll hear two different perspectives on dealing with …

How-the-Hell to Have a Healthy Body Image with Guest Isabel Foxen Duke [TJJS:Episode039]

February 19th, 2014

56:56

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/39 If you’re like most people on the planet, surely you’ve had some knock-down, drag-out fights with your own body. Ever feel venomous towards your thighs or ass? Ever find yourself pinching, …

Creating Intimacy: In + Out of the Bedroom with Guest Allana Pratt [TJJS:Episode038]

February 12th, 2014

54:43

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/38 So often, we correlate intimacy with sex, and justly so. Sex can certainly be extremely intimate, however, it is totally and completely possible to create extreme intimacy in your relationship in …

The Anti-Valentine with Guest Danielle Dowling [TJJS:Episode037]

February 5th, 2014

47:21

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/37 If the Valentine season stresses you out, this episode is a MUST-listen for you! Amy is joined by Dr. Danielle Dowling, and …

How to Maintain Momentum + Motivation with guest Rebecca Tracey [TJJS:Episode036]

January 29th, 2014

41:46

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/36 It’s not uncommon to get pumped up at the start of the new year, and quickly lose steam after creating goals that seem too lofty and insurmountable. This episode explores knowing when to abandon …

In Defense of Bullshit: Using Hardship for Motivation with Guest Andrea Owen [TJJS:Episode035]

January 22nd, 2014

52:03

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/35 Ever feel like the shit in your life just keeps piling up? No way things can get worse? Feel like you are a victim to your life’s circumstance? Have a listen to this week’s pod where guestie, …

How to Not Let a Failed Relationship Ruin Everything with Guest Kira Sabin [TJJS:Episode034]

January 15th, 2014

40:44

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/34 Who hasn’t been in a situation where their relationship status/issues/break-ups/whatever seems to affect every area of life? It’s so easy to forget that there are SO MANY OTHER components to who …

How to Maintain Your Individuality Inside Your Relationship with Guest Kira Sabin [TJJS:Episode033]

January 8th, 2014

39:44

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/33 Ever feel like you totally lose yourself to the various roles in life… Namely your relationship or possibly your dating life? …

How to Have an Epic 2014 [TJJS:Episode032]

January 1st, 2014

32:56

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/32 We all know New Year’s “resolutions” are pretty much lame and don’t work, so have a listen to this pod which explores 5 …

TJJS:EP031: How to Not Lose Your Shit During the Holidays

December 18th, 2013

32:01

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/31 Find yourself damn-near losing it during the chaos of the holiday season? Feel like the stress of the season impairs you from …

TJJS:EP030: The Mediocrity Epidemic: 5 Reasons Why Your Relationship is Just “Okay”

December 11th, 2013

34:53

www.TheJoyJunkie.com/30 Ever feel like you are just killing time in your relationship? Lack of passion, excitement, or momentum? Well, all is not lost. This episode addresses some common, yet often overlooked, reasons …

TJJS:EP029: How to Effectively Communicate

November 27th, 2013

37:35

  Ever feel like you are banging your head against the wall when attempting to communicate with your partner? Feel like you are expressing the same thing over and over and yet nothing changes? All is not lost! Have a …

TJJS:EP028: 5 Ways to Deal with Rejection

November 20th, 2013

35:44

Whether it be from a lover, a job, or a friendship, this pod addresses the common issues associated with rejection. If you feel like you are floundering in the rough waters of disappointment or let-down, this episode …

TJJS:EP027: BS-Free Wisdom with Andrea Owen

November 13th, 2013

43:10

Join The Smith’s as they interview Andrea Owen, Life Coach and Founder of www.YourKickAssLife.com, and author of the newly released book “52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS-Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and …

TJJS:EP026: 9 Signs You’re Headed Toward a Break-Up

November 7th, 2013

38:57

Ever wonder if your relationship will stand the test of time? Curious if you are headed toward a divorce or break-up? Feel a nagging feeling in your gut that some issues may not be surmountable? Have a listen to this …

TJJS:EP025: 6 Steps to Dealing with any Relationship Issue

October 30th, 2013

32:39

Ever feel like your relationship would be amazing if your partner would just get their shit together? Find yourself wanting issues rectified but feel …

TJJS:EP024: Cocky v. Confident

October 16th, 2013

33:31

Ever find it hard to decipher the difference between cocky and confident? Ever feel like celebrating your successes makes you sound like an asshole? …

TJJS:EP023: 3 Powerful Ways to Deal with Fear

October 9th, 2013

32:04

Ever feel like your inner shit-talker gets the better of you and prevents you from really going after all the things you desire? Have a hard time …

TJJS:EP022:Let’s Talk About Porn

October 2nd, 2013

39:59

By far the most controversial pod yet! As the Smith’s like to do, they dissect a topic found taboo in much of our society and culture, yet completely …

TJJSEP021: Not in the Mood: Sexual Drive v. Sexual Response

September 25th, 2013

31:13

Ever wonder what’s going on with your sexual drive or sexual response? Have a low sexual desire and think that must equal infrequent sex? This pod explores the difference between drive and response and what you can DO …

TJJS:EP20:Compliments + Criticisms: Why They Both Don’t Matter

September 18th, 2013

33:46

Ever find yourself so fully invested in how others perceive you that you base your entire self-worth on how you are received? As long as you are …

TJJS:EP019: The Badass Checklist-5 Ways to Reclaim Your Life

September 11th, 2013

36:58

  Ever feel like there is so much you want to shift and change in your life that you get overwhelmed and have no idea where to start? This episode explores 5 simple ways you can begin to take a true stand for yourself …

TJJS:EP018: 10 Questions to Ask + Answer for a Happier Relationship

September 4th, 2013

35:17

How intimately do you know your partner? Are you in a constant place of curiosity and discovery? Do you set your spouse up for success? Do you know what they want most in life? In this episode, Mr. and Mrs. Smith …

TJJS:EP017: How to Keep Your Love Alive (In Just Seconds a Day)

August 28th, 2013

31:07

  Having a thriving, magical relationship isn’t about long, lavish vacations or even date nights once a week. The things that you do on a DAILY basis are what permeate your relationship and make the grandest difference. …

TJJS:EP016: Are You a Judgey Judgerson? 5 Ways to Combat a Judgmental Instinct

August 21st, 2013

34:42

Ever find yourself spinning a web of judgment on people/things/events you don’t really know anything about? Find yourself jumping to conclusions and assessments on others you don’t even know? The good news is… you’re …

TJJS:EP015: 10 Reasons Why We Don’t Want Kids

August 14th, 2013

39:52

  Ever find yourself in the middle of major, unsolicited guilt trips about how you should feel about children? Have parents/friends/spouses/anyone …

TJJS:EP014: When Your Relationship Is Not a “Hell Yes”

August 7th, 2013

38:59

  Ever feel like there are parts of your relationship that just don’t fulfill you? Aren’t a “hell yes”, so to speak? Ever wonder how to tell if these …

TJJS:EP013: 5 Ways to Deal with Commitment Phobia

July 31st, 2013

38:52

  Find yourself in a relationship where one of you struggles with committing? Wonder if it’s YOUR own shit or if it’s just not the right person for you? This pod explores five truth-seeking questions you can ask …

TJJS:EP012: How to Not Settle – Hell Yes v. Hell No

July 24th, 2013

34:56

  Ever feel like you are just killing time in your relationship? Settling in your job? Feeling like there is something better out there, but you feel super muddled about it in your head? Well, you are most certainly not …

TJJS:EP011: 6 Ways to Stay Motivated

July 10th, 2013

35:36

Ever feel like you get pumped up to accomplish a goal and then quickly lose steam and motivation? Well, you aren’t alone, my friend. This pod covers …

TJJS:EP010: Help! I (We) Have Jealousy Issues!

July 3rd, 2013

36:27

Don’t worry! Your secret is safe with us! Listen, if you struggle with jealousy inside your relationship, congratulations, you are totally normal. …

TJJS:EP009: When You and Your Partner Have Differing Dreams/Goals

June 26th, 2013

33:09

  This episode comes to you courtesy of a request from an audience member! Tune in to find out what to do if you and your partner are at odds over differences in your dreams, aspirations, and life goals. Amy digs into …

TJJS:EP008: How to Play Nice with the Universe + Get What You Want

June 19th, 2013

34:03

Ever feel like this whole Law of Attraction thing just doesn’t work? Don’t know what to believe in? Have no idea what’s the Universe’s job and what’s …

TJJS:EP007: How to Set Yourself Up to Win. Every time. With Everything.

June 12th, 2013

29:40

Ever feel like you will be successful as long as you get the perfect job? Find the perfect soulmate? Have a baby? Buy a house? What if you could …

TJJS:EP006: Mr. + Mrs. Smith Work Out One of Their Issues on the Air

June 5th, 2013

35:52

Tune in to this week’s episode where Mr. and Mrs. Smith decide to tackle one of their issues live on the air. No rehearsal. Nothing planned. Just …

TJJS:EP005: When Your Partner Doesn’t Do What They Say They Will Do

May 29th, 2013

34:43

What to do when you’ve discussed something over and over with your spouse and still nothing changes? Check out these five steps to be sure you are doing everything in your power to communicate your needs clearly and …

TJJS:EP004 How to Not be a Dick When Someone Compliments You

May 22nd, 2013

19:38

Ever find yourself talking someone out of a compliment? Tune in to find out how you can start turning up your self-love just by saying “Thank You”. PLUS, the Smith’s discuss current trends in bizarre language fads. …

TJJS:EP003: How to Make Things Suck Less

May 15th, 2013

30:53

Ever find yourself talking someone out of a compliment? Tune in to find out how you can start turning up your self-love just by saying “Thank You”. PLUS, the Smith’s discuss current trends in bizarre language fads. …

TJJS:EP002: Meet Mr. & Mrs. Smith AND… The Relationship Poison

May 6th, 2013

36:57

Find out the backstory behind your hosts of The Joy Junkie Show! Learn how they met, fell in love, and why they are authorities on making marriage work. Also in this 30-minute show, find out about the most common …

TJJS:EP001: How to Get Your Needs Met

May 1st, 2013

34:51

Practical and implementable tips on getting your needs met and meeting your partner’s needs. This show addresses mistakes you may not know you are making that are infringing on creating connection and communication with …

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