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“I think I am fine and dealing and then my mother calls out of the blue. She acts as though we spoke to each other last week when it’s been four years. She sounds friendly but it doesn’t take long for her to start berating me for not being in touch and, instead of listing all the reasons I haven’t been, I start apologizing and feel horribly guilty.” (reference)

December 21 and 22 are the worst travel days of the entire year. And we know some of you are going home to families that sound a lot like Sarah’s. Today is a day for hope, because we are are going to journey with you and give some simple tips for dealing with hurtful, broken family relationships.

The Distraction of the Day:

We all know the lengths I went to in order to win your attention.  Male cheerleading, yada yada yada. But then there’s James Mack from New Jersey, and there’s no way you can guess what he did to win back his ex-girlfriend Sara Lopez.

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Stress is good

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You will want to punch me straight in the neck today because on the show we are going to talk about why stress is actually a good thing! And, I might possibly have one of the greatest Distractions of the Day in the history of mankind. Let’s just say Amy is getting her Christmas present a little early this year! Welcome to SMR.

The Distraction of the Day:

You have no idea what I have in store for you at the end of this podcast episode. You’ll want to immediately do sexy things to me!

Honoring News of the Day:

From No Cure To No Trace, Texas Girl’s Inoperable Brain Tumor Disappears

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Defining success for real

Twitter is flooded from a now famous tweet by JK Rowling on what successful people do. Her response got us thinking, what do successful people do? And what we found on the internet did not make us happy. So we are defining success for you today and the two things you can do to be a success.

The Distraction of the Day:

Did you see JK Rowling’s response to Inc. tweet, “The world's most successful people start their day at 4 a.m.”

Honoring News of the Day:

Brit surfer sets new world record for taking on the biggest wave ever! “29-year-old daredevil Tom Butler took on a huge swell estimated to be more than 100 feet tall (30 meters) at The Nazaré in Portugal earlier this week.” https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tom-butler-surfs-record-breaking-wave-in-portugal/ 

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Improve your communication right now

On today’s show we are giving you 3 things you need to stop immediately in order to improve the communication at home. Well almost three things, because one of them I totally disagree with and will fight to the death with Amy about it! Welcome to SMR.

The Distraction of the Day:

Meat and potato pies were banned this year for the first time in 26 years at the World Pie Eating Championships. Do you know why?

Honoring News of the Day:

Three Women Are Being Praised for Coming to the Rescue of Stressed Mother at the Airport

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FLQ - Breaking the teenager

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How do you break a teenager from entitlement? This Friday Listener Question has a teenage daughter who thinks she’s entitled for everything. "We are going crazy." Amy and I want to help this listener and you feel less crazy about dealing with teenage entitlement.

Mark Gregston: “At this point, I realized I was talking with a young lady that was somewhat entitled. Entitled. So, I decided to give her a principle that I have shared with many other kids and their parents. “Sweetheart, I owe you nothing, but I want to give you everything.” I really don’t...

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The deception connection - Intimacy Intelligence

Today's show gets right to the point! One of our Facebook friends made a brilliant comment about the grey area of private thoughts verses secret thoughts.  She helped us clarify something important that we share with you today.

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The affection connection - Intimacy Intelligence 2

Today we are talking about the sound of intimacy and what you can do to make intimacy sound beautiful! And it’s not dirty.

The Distraction of the Day:

So now that I know how much cockroaches freak you out. I’m going to fly through this show just to get to this distraction of the day! Yea, it has cockroaches!

Honoring News of the Day:

Mom Brought to Tears When Airline Stranger Gives Up First Class Seat for Her Sick Daughter

 

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Should you lie - Intimacy Intelligence

It’s going to be a week for intimacy! Four shows all under the heading of, Intimacy Intelligence. On today’s show, do you really have to be totally honest with your spouse?

Distraction of the Day:

Amy...the following three things are possible reasons why a Nebraska Principal is now on administrative leave, can you guess which one it is?

  1. She banned candy
  2. She was caught eating cockroaches
  3. She hosted a kegger for 10th grade class during school hours

Honoring News of the Day:

Mom Stops To Help 'Big Hairy Tatted Up' Biker And Uses Her Last Bit Of Change

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FLQ - Answers to questions you don't want to miss

Today we answer your questions, and they are incredible questions! But perhaps the thing you need to know most, is that I messed with Amy in the craziest way today...and she loved it! You might want to check out the Facebook Live video here.

Honoring News of the Day:

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/88-year-old-reunites-with-daughter-she-thought-died-at-birth/ 

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“I have been listening to your podcasts as I commute to work every day! Love your sense of humor and all the good information! My husband and I took your animal personality test and it sure...

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Serenity from solitude

“A life without a lonely place, that is, a life without a quiet center, easily becomes destructive. When we cling to the results of our actions as our only way of self-identification, then we become possessive and defensive and tend to look at our fellow human beings more as enemies to be kept at a distance than as friends with whom we share the gifts of life.” That was a quote from Henri Nouwen and his masterpiece Out of Solitude. Today we reflect on the benefits of being alone.

The Distraction of the Day:

How nasty would a song have to be to be removed from the playlists of major radio networks in Canada for being offensive? It’s a Christmas song. Find out which one at the end of today’s show and the lyrics that got banned.

Honoring News of the Day: 

Scientists Can Now Regenerate and Implant Any Injured Organ Without the Body Rejecting It

Israeli scientists have just developed a revolutionary new approach to regenerating and implanting any kind of...

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