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Whether you're longing for joy in your life or looking for ways to decrease stress and find more time, or you're searching for new traditions and interesting gift ideas you'll find it here!

Join Sandy Fowler, a mom who has gone from stressed to blessed in her own life, as she shares ideas, thoughts and insights for bringing more joy and meaning into your life. Listen in as she chats with the experts, finding out the tips and tricks you can use in everything you do to plan and enjoy your holidays and every day. 

Your Host - Sandy Fowler

Sandy Fowler is passionate about helping women de-stress their lives. She teaches, blogs, speaks and hosts a radio show all focused on weeding out stress and creating more joy. Using holidays and special celebrations as a springboard Sandy helps women create happiness in their lives every day . She's a wife, mom and business owner whose greatest joy, next to loving her family, is seeing the women she works with find the joy they've been looking for.

A Dad’s Perspective – Al Ferguson, creator of The Dad Network, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, March 2

This week we're talking about siblings. Every family experiences the joy and frustration involved with living with children who don't always get along. I'll share our experience as well as a few tips from the experts on how to help your kids forge strong sibling bonds.

Then we'll be moving on to an interview that I'm really excited about. Today's guest is Al Ferguson, creator of The Dad Network, and he'll be giving us a peek inside the world of dads. Parenthood is a wonderful, amazing, crazy and stressful time. It's a time when adults are reduced to laughter and tears on a regular basis. But moms and dads see things differently, do things differently and don't always communicate well. Today we'll find out what dads are really thinking and what they wish moms knew.

And in Christmas Corner we're continuing our Debt-Free Holiday series. Today we're looking at two ways to have more money in your home. Along the way you'll be thinking about what you really want for your family and making sure you're putting your money where your heart is.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Al Ferguson is 26 and lives in Kent in the UK. He is married to the gorgeous (and hot mum) Jen and now has a brand new baby boy called Ted. Al runs a blog called The Dad Network, showing a dad's perspective on parenting & mens lifestyle. 

The Dad Network blog aims to promote and encourage the role of dads within family life; right from the moment you see the blue line on the pregnancy test, through the life changing experience of labour and right into full blown parenthood. The Dad Network aims to share information, provide light humour and tell stories, all to promote and encourage dads to be great dads. This blog was born telling the story of a dads miscarriage, told the story of a dads pregnancy and is telling the story of a dad being a dad. Recently SportsDadHQ & GadgetDadHQ have been launched helping dads to still enjoy their interests whether it be sports, keeping fit or playing with gadgets. 

Al has also written an eBook called, New Dad Book of Secrets: Things you didn't realise you needed to know. The eBook is unique in its approach. It's filled with tiny, short chapters designed to be picked up at any moment for a quick blast of comfort, encouragement, humour and a little touch of wisdom thrown in for good measure. It's cleverly written bitesize chunks of real-life scenarios are poignantly aimed at the new or expectant dad. It pinpoints key principles of dad-hood and refine them down to unforgettable sound bites of wisdom that can be called upon instantly to inform a critical decision. And, as we all know, being a dad is full of critical decisions!

Double BAFTA award winning director and dad, Declan Lowney describes the book like this, "...hands-on, Dad oriented advice - that's what you'll really need, and the New Dad Book Of Secrets manages to give you all of that and more in bite size chunks...an easy to use book of tips and reminders to help you get through one of the most exciting and terrifying times of your life, Fatherhood. With this book by your side, you'll be better equipped to meet the challenges and triumphs of being a Dad."

 

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Managing Emotions - BB Crawford, creator of the Emotional Self Sufficiency workshop, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, February 23

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Today is the day we are going to save you time and energy - two things everyone wants more of! February is National Time Management month so we're taking a look at time management practices and busting 3 of the biggest myths.

Then we're taking on our emotions. BB Crawford is joining us to talk about our emotions. She'll show us what causes our stress and anxiety and why we sometimes lose control. We'll talk about what's going on and what you can do about it.

In Christmas Corner we're continuing our Debt-Free Holiday series with some more ideas for adding money to your Christmas fund. Then we'll talk travel. The holidays encompass some of the busiest travel days of the year so every little tip that makes those better gets us a little closer to some Christmas joy.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.
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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

BarBara, BB, Crawford is a woman of passion and purpose. She is a force to reckon with as her dynamic energy and enthusiasm is contagious.  BB's company, Emotional Self Sufficiency Training Company, specializes in Work Place Anxiety Reduction Training for companies. BB has an office on Fort Hood coaching Soldiers and families with Anxiety/Trauma Reduction Trainings. She has logged over 4000 hours of Pro Bono work on Fort Hood since February, 2012.  BB has spoken and trained with companies and organizations for over 25 years across the US, including Olympic Athletes, Killeen SWAT Team & National Chaplain Training Center at Department of the VA in DC. She is living her childhood dream to be a writer. She is putting her finishing touches on her book, writes a weekly column for a local paper and is finishing her book BB's Pasta Thoughts Against the Wall of Life! She looks forward in tossing Pasta Thoughts against your wall of life so you can live your life no longer held hostage by past experiences or worries of the future! Live your life empowered with clarity and passion.

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Parenting to and through an Empty Nest - David and Veronica James, authors of Going Gypsy, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, February 16

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This week is a time for fun and memories! Find out why Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday are about more than parties. Then discover a way to make your daily life a little easier and a little better. We're exploring a simple strategy that will kick your day off in a way that makes everything better.

Then we're chatting with David and Veronica James, the authors of Going Gypsy. Their new book gives us a little peek inside their family life with stories from years ago and a chronicle of their activities as their babies flew from the nest. They will share some parenting tips and insights on parenting young adults along with their trademark wit.

We'll wrap up with Christmas Corner as we move forward in our Debt-Free Holiday series with a discussion about where to get the money to pay for Christmas. Then we'll shift gears and talk about bringing more meaning to your holiday by bringing the Christmas spirit into the rest of the year.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.
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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

David and Veronica James chose to look at this next phase of life as a beginning instead of an ending. Rather than staying put and facing the constant reminders of empty bedrooms and backseats, a plan began to develop to sell the nest and hit the highway. But could a homebody helicopter mom learn to let go of her heartstrings and house keys all at once?

Filled with a sense of adventure and humor, Going Gypsy, is the story of a life after raising kids that is a celebration of new experiences. Pulling the ripcord on the daily grind, David and Veronica throw caution to the wind, quit their jobs, put on their vagabond shoes, and go gypsy in a beat-up old RV found on eBay.

On a journey of over ten thousand miles along the back roads of America (and a hysterical, error-infused side trip into Italy), they conquer old fears, see new sights, reestablish bonds with family and friends, and transform their relationships with their three grown children from parent-child to adult-to-adult. Most importantly, they rediscover in themselves the fun-loving youngsters who fell in love three decades prior.

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Is it Love or Lust and Finding Out How to Have Both - Dr Terri Orbuch, The Love Doctor, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, February 9

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Today we're talking about love. With Valentine's Day right around we the corner we'll be exploring ways to enjoy this special holiday. We have tips including fun games to play and a family activity that strengthens bonds and just plain makes everyone feel good!

Dr. Terri Orbuch is joining us to talk about love, lust and our relationships. You know what it's like when you first meet someone and you have a strong attraction. Dr. Orbuch will tell us how to determine whether that attraction is just lust or whether it's really love. Then she'll share tips for reigniting the fires of lust in your long term relationship. Let's face it, we want a comfortable relationship but a little spice and romance is good too.

And in our weekly trip to Christmas Corner we'll be sharing one family's story of teaching their teen and tween the power of giving and receiving. We'll also continue our Debt-Free Christmas discussion with tips for handling the holiday money.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.
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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Dr. Terri Orbuch (PhD), also known as The Love Doctor®, is an author, speaker, therapist, professor at Oakland University, and research professor at University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same 373 couples for almost 3 decades. She is the author of five books, including, "5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great" and "Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship." Dr. Orbuch has been featured in such publications as, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine and has appeared on The Today Show, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN and CNN. She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets, and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. Her national public television program titled, "Secrets From The Love Doctor" has been airing since December 2013. Learn more about Dr. Orbuch at: DrTerriTheLoveDoctor.com.

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Family activities for Valentine's Day

 

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Organization and Habits Help Create Happiness - Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, February 2

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Today's show contains a full hour of ideas, reflection and inspiration for moms. We're kicking off the show chatting about a favorite topic - organization. I've been reading up on what the experts have to say and today we'll talk about one of their pet peeves, one that sneaks up on my home and might just hit yours as well.

Then we're moving on to a little self-improvement. With the New Year in your rear view mirror you may be wondering why that resolution failed, or maybe you're still rolling along but are getting a little weary. Resolutions are about creating change and one of the things that makes change easier is habits. Today we're checking out an article from the New York Times discussing myths we believe about habits, myths that can make it harder to create good habits.

And then it's on to our kids. One of the most dreaded questions in a family's day is when a parent asks a child, "How was school today?" Kids get stressed because they don't really know how to answer and parents get frustrated because they want more than the one-word answer they often receive. Listen in for some insights and suggestions for getting real answers out of your child so you can not only learn about their day but also gain insights into other aspects of their life.

We'll wrap up with Christmas Corner where we're continuing our Debt-Free Holiday series. Today you find out what to do with the last couple week's journaling activities and how it can help you create a better celebration. Then we're sharing a quick list of items to carry in the car as you travel in cold weather. You never know when you'll get stuck in your vehicle for a stretch and a little prior planning can make a world of difference.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.
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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Sandy Fowler's passion is teaching you to make powerful choices.  For years she has guided people to make choices that have real impact. Her down-to-earth, practical approach to living, working, and prospering lets people find a way to create what they desire. 

She's the host of the Heart Filled Holidays radio show and the author of Beyond Eggnog and Mistletoe: Creating a Stress Free Holiday Season You'll Love where she shares her personal story of transformation in a way that teaches you how to have fun, build memories and enjoy a stress-free, meaningful holiday season.

As a wife, mother and business owner Sandy knows what it's like when our life and our holidays get out of control so, in addition to her book and podcasts of her radio show, she offers free holiday help at www.heartfilledholidays.com.

Resources:

Article on myths we believe about habits:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/10/your-money/some-facts-to-turn-your-new-years-resolutions-into-action.html

Blog post referenced during discussion on finding out about your child's day:

http://www.simplesimonandco.com/2014/08/25-ways-ask-kids-school-today-without-asking-school-today.html

Links to purchase The Slight Edge book on Amazon:

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness (Kindle Version)

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness (Hardcover)

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