Love on the Air - Podcast of The Whole Parent
Closing the Available Exits In Your Relationship to Find Your Edge

Closing the Available Exits In Your Relationship to Find Your Edge

March 8, 2020

Episode 10: 

The end of a relationship is a double-edged sword.

  • Cutting Edge One: I'm free to seek and love someone new. My horizon is boundless and unlimited.
  • Cutting Edge Two: I'm letting go of someone I really care about, what if my exit is a mistake?

What We Can Learn By Leaving a Relationship

What We Can Learn By Staying in a Relationship

How To Sharpen Your Edge As a Couple

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John McElhenney – life coach austin texas
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Parenting After Divorce Offers Fresh Challenges: FAYR - The Co-parenting App May Offer Solutions

Parenting After Divorce Offers Fresh Challenges: FAYR - The Co-parenting App May Offer Solutions

March 6, 2020

Michael Daniels talks about how he built FAYR - the Co-parenting app to solve many of the issues facing divorced parents. If you can agree on one thing, the kids welfare comes first, then any tool to help parents negotiate and navigate the complex partnership after divorce is a welcomed advance. FAYR could be that tool that sets parents more at ease after divorce. 

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John McElhenney – life coach austin texas
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Moving from WE to US: How Becoming Parents Grows Our Love: Richard Part 2

Moving from WE to US: How Becoming Parents Grows Our Love: Richard Part 2

March 4, 2020

Richard and Tina have shared a wonderful love story of hope, faith, and continuous turning towards each other. In times of stress, they know their love becomes stronger, a source of inspiration and safety.

This family lives an intentional life together. The parents are modeling healthy love and healthy relationships for their two children. We all learn when we are around conscious and intentional people. When we see them win we know we are all winning by being part of their lives.

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John McElhenney – life coach austin texas
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Finding and Refinding Your Partner in Space and Time: Alignment Skills

Finding and Refinding Your Partner in Space and Time: Alignment Skills

February 20, 2020

As We Travel Alone

As I am alone, my dialogue is very self-centered. I can be prayerful, thankful, and meditative. I can sit in my own peace and my own power and be content with my life. I am alone.

And as I am alone my story begins picking up new facets, new opportunities, new fascinations that I am unable to share with my partner. I might have a nightly check-in, or a tuck-in text while I am away on my trip, but the time allowed does not provide the opportunity to share my growing momentum, my good or challenging events, my path begins diverging and heading off into the mountains alone, like a speeding train whistling in the freezing winter night. I am the only one who hears my whistle. At this same time my partner has got her own train, rocketing into the valley below, also picking up momentum and shining her beaming light in new directions. We are traveling in different directions. Our souls, while “in each other all the time” are also gaining distance and momentum while apart.

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An Intentional First Date Starts with a Kiss: Richard Bagdonas

An Intentional First Date Starts with a Kiss: Richard Bagdonas

February 17, 2020

Richard is here to tell us the man's side of the romantic love story we were introduced to by his wife, Tina Schweiger, in episode ONE and TWO. I wanted to sit down with Richard and explore how his life was impacted by his initial encounter with Tina. We're going to learn a bit more about Richard's journey from a painful divorce, through "four or so years of dating," to the moment he met Tina.

In this part 1 of Richard's story we talk about healing from past relationships, about recovering from codependency, and into his journey of recovery and self-discovery. 

"Taking a year to really work on me, and be happy with me..." As Richard rebuilt a house in the Zilker area of Austin, Texas, he was aware of how the house was a metaphor of his self-recovery process. "I worked on the entryway of me. And then I had to work on the inside. I need to open up space, and make space for somebody."

He talks about his purpose in raising two healthy kids, and staying intentionally present in his relationship to Tina. 

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Become the Beloved - a poem : Episode 5

Become the Beloved - a poem : Episode 5

February 14, 2020

to become the beloved
we have to make loving gestures all the time
everyday
every waking day
good morning sunshine
is a mantra both for ourselves and the ones we love
every
single
day

to find your beloved you must become a white-hot lover
if you don’t consider yourself romantic
perhaps love and loving is not your life path
the journey to love is continuous
and can begin at this moment
you can summon the beloved
today

become a deep listener
offer your time to another
listen with all of your senses
be quiet
adoring attention does not speak
you don’t have the answer
only empathy
closeness
and time

the more we listen to our beloved
their illumination brightens for both of us
connections form between our souls
traveling in time
giving time
spending time
as the only offering of value in life

become the beloved
and you will call out the beloved
in another

1-12-2020

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“Something Is Emerging.” A Conversation with Mark Greene - Episode 4

“Something Is Emerging.” A Conversation with Mark Greene - Episode 4

February 11, 2020

Mark Greene is an author, speaker, a father and Senior Editor at The Good Men Project

He is the founder of Remaking Manhood, a Facebook community promoting a wider ranging conversation about masculinity.  He is the co-founder of ThinkPlayPartners, a collaborative space for his work with his creative partner, Dr. Saliha Bava.

Mark's current books are The Little #MeToo Book for Men and Remaking Manhood. Mark is co-author, along with Dr. Saliha Bava, of The Relational Book for Parenting.

Come listen to an interesting conversation about masculinity, about relationships, about relationship capacity and emotional growth. Our conversation follows Mark from his experience as a man in a failing marriage, through his self-awareness process, and finally his homecoming in a long-term healthy relationship. We're going to talk about a lot of things, but at the heart is how we find and co-create a relationship with a partner. 

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Mind the Gap: Listening for Signals from Your Lover

Mind the Gap: Listening for Signals from Your Lover

February 7, 2020

There is no rescue coming for you. I am not a hero. I am a solitary man, sitting in my own pain around the current gap, and I am working like hell (writing, meditating, exercising, coaching, praying) to heal my own troubled heart. It may happen, that I will stand up and leave the scene. It is painful to observe the destructive fire. And it is more painful to know your hands and efforts cannot reach inside the burning building and give your partner the comfort you know you could provide. The raging flames are still blocking the path back. The consuming crisis is using up all the available air. It’s getting hard to breathe, even outside the fire.

I am no firefighter.

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Tina and Richard Get Married On the Beach, Magical Realism Kicks In

Tina and Richard Get Married On the Beach, Magical Realism Kicks In

January 31, 2020

Twelve days is not a lot of time to sort out the potential of a relationship, much less a marriage with children, but Richard and Tina’s story started with a fairytale wedding on the beach and continued, to this point, for ten years, two kids, and counting. Our conversation continues as we dig into a bit more of their challenges and successes. More information on The Whole Parent.

Tina Schweiger Shares Her Amazing Dating to Marriage Journey

Tina Schweiger Shares Her Amazing Dating to Marriage Journey

January 28, 2020

 We all want to be loved. We seek love. We find someone to love. Then what happens next?

Tina Schweiger is going to tell us about her amazing journey seeking and finding love.

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