How To Have A Successful Cross-Cultural Marriage with Sonia Dhaliwal Ep 94

How To Have A Successful Cross Cultural Marriage with Sonia Dhaliwal | Marriage Coach
 

This episode started out as one of the Magical Marriage Success episodes, which it is, but there are so many gems Sonia shares about her experience with marriage across different cultural backgrounds that I made it an episode standing all on its own.

Enjoy this week’s episode that shares Sonia’s pre-dating experience, family of origin introductions, and then passage into marriage across a mix of American and East Indian cultures.

Sonia Dhaliwal is a weight loss coach for teacher moms. She helps teachers lose weight for the last time so they can feel comfortable in their own skin again. After many years of being a professional dieter, Sonia decided enough was enough with this battle. Going through preeclampsia during the end of my youngest child’s pregnancy was a wake-up call. She had been teaching elementary school for over 11 years and knew something had to change so she could get some answers.

While concentrating on family during her maternity leave, Sonia decided to enroll in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to learn more about holistic health and what it means to eat in a way that doesn’t involve counting calories, points, or grams of fat. It changed her life in so many ways and one of the biggest was becoming a health coach. By losing over 55 lbs through the whole food eating approach, she decided this would be an eye-opener for the busy teacher moms out there who were just like her. She keeps it practical, simple, and doable because teacher mommas are busy. Slow and steady is her approach and it’s what keeps the weight off for the long term.

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In these Magical Marriage Story episodes, I share other people’s marriage journeys in an effort to inspire you into believing that the marriage you dream of, the marriage that seems impossible and so far away, is actually possible. Everyone’s journey is different but through talking about our stories we release what holds us back while passing that energy on to others so they can heal their own relationship. Love is possible and I hope you will allow Sonia’s story to help bring you hope for something different!


I am a marriage coach helping individuals and couples turn their loveless & emotionless marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by looking within to understand how you got here, and from this place, we work together to figure out where you want to go. Then we get to the work of going there!

If you feel sad and completely powerless about your relationship’s state of being, then I’d love to chat with you about what is going on and what’s possible for you and your future. It’s never too late to re-create your best life. Schedule a free mini-session today, and let’s talk about how to get started. 

Let’s Talk Marriage on Weight Loss For Teacher Moms Podcast

Let's Talk Marriage on Weight Loss For Teacher Moms Podcast | Marriage Coach

Let’s Talk Marriage on Weight Loss For Teacher Moms Podcast

Between a full time career working with students all day, coming home to the evening job of motherhood, attempting to find time for ourselves, how are we supposed to cater to our other half in the house? Sometimes they are around us, we pass them in the hallway, and maybe do a high-five as we pass by, but we’ve forgotten how to nurture and have a relationship with that person. 

You’re not alone. So many teacher moms vent about the exhaustion at the end of the day and sometimes the frustration with having a spouse who doesn’t quite understand how our job is never done. How could we possibly have the energy to spend more quality time with one more person? 

This week we are focusing on our other half and how we can focus more on that slice of the Circle of Life called “relationships.” It is after all a part of the primary foods and has a significant impact on our weight loss journey. 

This week’s guest, Christine Bongiovanni is a love and relationship coach with thirty-plus years of experience guiding women to love themselves and the life they are living. Christine helps her clients go from thinking they’d be happier elsewhere to falling deeply in love with the one they’re with; she loves watching others create a life they want to wrap their arms around!

In this week’s episode you’ll hear:

  • How to squeeze in some time for our spouse despite a lack of energy or busy schedules so we don’t forget who we once were as a couple
  • Ways to bring up frustration or even have talks about spreading out the household workload so neither person feels overwhelmed 
  • How to overcome a lack of body confidence so that you and your spouse can still have that intimacy you yearn for
  • The importance of meeting your needs, while still nurturing your spouse

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I am a marriage coach who helps women and couples go from feeling powerless to change how they feel about their marriage to feeling powerful and taking ownership of how they feel. My process isn’t about changing your partner; it’s about discovering who you are so that you can AwakenYou in your marriage, and through this process, you will begin to find that your partner will change as well! Schedule your free mini-coaching session today to discover how coaching can help you take your next steps forward toward what you want in your marriage.

Applying The Principles of Improv To Your Marriage with Lisa Schwaller Ep 91

Applying The Principles of Improv To Your Marriage with Lisa Schwaller Ep 91 | Marriage Coach

Lisa Schwaller is Strengths Strategy Certified Coach and Certified Life & Weight Coach. She works with overwhelmed working parents who are exhausted by the demands of their adult responsibilities. People work with her to improve their skills at parenting, balancing work and family life, and nurturing all the most important relationships that make life meaningful. Lisa’s favorite thing is to teach her clients how to manage the stress of modern living while having more fun in the process. 

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In today’s expert interview, Lisa and I talk about the principles of improv and how relevant they are to helping you create the connection and intimacy you desire in your marriage.


I am a marriage coach helping women and couples turn their loveless & emotionless marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by looking within to understand how you got here, and from this place, we work together to figure out where you want to go. Then we do the work of making that your reality!

If you feel sad and completely powerless about your marriage’s state of affairs, then I’d love to chat with you about what is going on and what’s possible for you and your future. It’s never too late to re-create your best life. Schedule a free mini-session today, and let’s talk about how to get started. 

Magical Marriage Success Story with Nadina Cojocaru, DVM Ep 87

Magical Marriage Stories with Nadina Cojucara | Marriage Coach
 

I have had such a positive response to my first Marriage Success Story that I have a lineup of people willing to share their marital stories.

I hope these stories will give each of you some hope to discover and find your marital magic success story.
 
I met this week’s guest Nadina Cojocaru, DVM during the live portion of my life coaching certification, and I know you will love her as much as I do.

Nadina has a contagious energy that I know will infuse you with the desire to move forward with faith that your marriage dreams are not just fantasy. With that determination, a strong belief, and the help of a good guide, you can start moving toward those dreams right now.

Enjoy this week’s episode that starts with Nadina sharing her life growing up in communist Romania and how she landed in Sweden with her husband, Peter.

Nadina Cojocaru, DVM, is the VetCoach (a Small Animal Veterinarian and a Certified
Life & Weight Coach). Growing up in communist Romania, she went from not knowing
where the next meal would come from, to an abundance of food, which kick-started her
career as a professional dieter, all whilst trying to find her place in a male-dominated
profession.

The shift came for Nadina when she made the connection between her thoughts and
feelings. She said goodbye to emotional eating and went from bingeing food, to
bingeing tools that would create freedom in her life.

Nadina provides the practical tools for vets just like herself to beat the burnout, and the
stress, and create a sustainable life that they LOVE – and she has a LOT of fun whilst
doing it! Her clients always rediscover their inner sparkle when working with her
alongside a new confidence in who they are 💖

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In these Magical Marriage Story episodes, I share other people’s marriage journeys in an effort to inspire you into believing that the marriage you dream of, the marriage that seems impossible and so far away, is actually possible. Everyone’s journey is different but through talking about our stories we release what holds us back while passing that energy on to others so they can heal their own relationship. Love is possible and allow Nadina’s story help bring you to hope for something different!


I am a marriage coach helping individuals and couples turn their loveless & emotionless marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by looking within to understand how you got here, and from this place, we work together to figure out where you want to go. Then we get to the work of going there!

If you feel sad and completely powerless about your relationship’s state of being, then I’d love to chat with you about what is going on and what’s possible for you and your future. It’s never too late to re-create your best life. Schedule a free mini-session today, and let’s talk about how to get started. 

Creating Aligned Relationships, interviewed by Susan Scollen

conversation I had about my journey through self-sabotaging behaviors with disordered eating, substance use, low self-worth, and facing yet another relationship that was “falling apart.”

Knowing that the work to healing had to start with me, I dove in, and in that arduous process, I transformed not only my own life but the life of my marriage – and through that process I found a whole new path to help others create their best life!

You can check the interview out on Ep.202 – Creating Aligned Relationships with Christine Bongiovanni on the My Soul Life Podcast with Susan Scollen.

My Soul Life Podcast shares conversations with people who are following their soul’s calling and embodying what lights us up so we can live our legacy now. Be inspired.
 
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I am a love and relationship coach helping individuals and couples turn their loveless & emotionless marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by looking within to understand how you got here, and from this place, we work together to figure out where you want to go. Then we get to the work of going there!

 

If you feel sad and completely powerless about your relationship’s state of being, then I’d love to chat with you about what is going on and what’s possible for you and your future. It’s never too late to re-create your best life. Schedule a free mini-session today, and let’s talk about how to get started.

Marriage Success Stories with Susan Scollen Ep 83

Susan Scollen is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and Life Coach. After giving birth to her beautiful son Teddy in November 2013, she quickly found herself in a big black hole of post-natal depression. Susan did the work to get well without a diagnosis or medication. In 2020, as she was moving interstate, she realized she’d gone from a life she hated to one she absolutely loved. Susan is living her Soul Life and she partners with people to create their Soul Life, exactly as they define it, to live happier, healthier, and aligned lives.

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In these Marriage Success Story episodes, I hope to share other people’s marriage journeys in an effort to inspire you into believing that the marriage you dream of, the marriage that seems impossible and so far away, is actually possible. Everyone’s journey is different but through talking about our stories we release what holds us back while passing that energy on to others so they can heal their own relationship. Love is possible and let Susan’s story help bring you hope for something different!


I am a marriage coach who helps women and couples go from feeling powerless to change how they feel about their marriage to feeling powerful and taking ownership of how they feel. My process isn’t about changing your partner; it’s about discovering who you are so that you can AwakenYou in your marriage, and through this process, you will begin to find that your partner will change as well! Schedule your free mini-coaching session today to discover how coaching can help you take your next steps forward toward what you want in your marriage.