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37 – A Collective Pause with COVID-19

Instead of panic, let’s get curious. How is Covid-19 showing off interesting quirks in society? How is it affecting islands wildlife? How is it changing relationships under quarantine? And how can we embrace this unique point in history where the WHOLE world pauses, to reset and take a breath. Maybe a breaking point is the […]

March 17, 2020

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36 – Journaling Part Two

In this episode we tell stories from jail therapy, time traveling, and the psychology of how gratitude tricks your brain into being excited for the future. We cover different styles of journals and finding a way to start. And finally, stick around to the end when Anni shares how a journal entry has her pumped […]

February 28, 2020

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This week we chat about our love for journaling! •Different kinds of journaling styles•The power of getting emotions out •The psychology of why it benefits our bodies as well as our minds •And famous journals of history Stay tuned for part two – including a story about how a Beta Fish became part of Anni’s […]

February 12, 2020

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35 – Journaling – Part One

32 – American or Dutch? Growing up in a dual culture home.

One parent from the Netherlands, one from America. One sister grew up overseas, one in the midwest. Today we compare our experiences and dig into our own personal coding. Are we American? Or Dutch? Or a unique blend? What do we resonate with? And is it related to culture or personality?  So many questions. Not […]

November 19, 2019

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29 – Books That Changed Us – Children’s Literature

How did the books we read in childhood influence us? What are the benefits of reading as a child? We chat over our favorite books as kids, the themes we notice now, and cool science facts including how reading changes growing brains and lowers blood pressure. What was your favorite childhood book??

August 23, 2019

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Today we chat about how our anxiety has masked itself behind good behavior. Fears pushing us to be responsible, a desire to avoid pain rather than being good because we want to. What if we let go of the anxiety and put that energy into a joyful motivation instead? Both result in positive outcomes, but […]

August 1, 2019

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028 – Anxiety, The Beast Below

25 – Scarcity and Abundance in Faith, Dating, and Money.

How can Christians view scarcity or abundance mindsets in the framework of God’s goodness? Today we chat through our own places of vulnerability in faith, dating, and money. Learning to let go of limiting beliefs and trust a good God. Kris shares thoughts on singleness and the age old question, “Where are the good guys?” […]

May 29, 2019

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024 – Curb Culture

A slightly different episode than normal. Today we chat about curb week, finding treasures in junk, how a good friend turned trash into a business, and upgrading our lives. A lighthearted, laughter filled episode just for the fun of it all. Stay curious friends, you never know what you’ll find! Also – These are the […]

May 8, 2019

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When we try so hard to be self-less that we lose our sense of identity and voice, we lose our God given free will. So where’s the balance? How do we navigate being a Christian and keeping our own voices? Join us as we discuss the idea that being too self-less may  actually be harmful. […]

March 28, 2019

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022- Selfishness and Free Will

021 – Teasing

What’s the difference between teasing and bullying? How do nicknames bond us? What’s the psychology behind teasing? Today we chat about all these and more! Also – Jesus was totally sassy and real with people. Hope you enjoy the banter! Kris & Anni   Article referenced in our podcast: In Defense of Teasing. 

March 14, 2019

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019 – Responsibility and the Goldilocks Zone

Have you ever realized that you’ve taken on too much responsibility? Today we talk about finding the Goldilocks Zone, where life flourishes because the boundaries are “just right.” It’s all about respecting ourselves, and honoring the other person too. *Also Anni got a new job where this is really important.* ____ Share with your friends […]

February 13, 2019

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  Marie Kondo’s methods of tidying are taking the world and social media by storm since her Netflix show came out this week. So we decided to do what we do best and ask, “Why?” What psychology tricks is she using to help not only move items out of a house, but move people forward […]

January 9, 2019

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018 – Psychology of Marie Kondo | Kandel Sisters Podcast