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Preston Pugmire on Discovering Your Mission, Values, and Purpose

Preston Pugmire is the host of the Next Level Life podcast, an award-winning life coach, and co-creator of The Magnetic Marriage couples communication course. Preston joins Tony to discuss the importance of discovering and living by your values. Preston shares his story of spending many years and tens of thousands of dollars taking in information …

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Now It Makes More Sense! How Context Creates Connected Conversations

Each of us is a unique mixture of life experiences, and we bring all of those experiences into our conversations with others. In today’s episode, Tony explores the role of context in conversations. Tony shares an example of how one word can dramatically change the meaning of an entire paragraph from the book “On Being …

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To Be Heard Is To Be Healed – Connecting the 4 Pillars of Communication

Tony describes in detail how his “4 Pillars of a Connected Conversation” works, including how to apply the 4 Pillars in any conversation where you feel stuck, unheard, unseen, or unloved. The 4 Pillars are: 1) Assuming good intentions, 2) Don’t send the message of “you’re wrong” or “I don’t believe you,” EVEN IF you …

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How to Be Happy…Scientifically Speaking

Tony breaks down Douglas Kenrick, PhD’s article “7 Scientifically Supported Steps to Happiness,” https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sex-murder-and-the-meaning-life/202109/7-scientifically-supported-steps-happiness based off of Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book “The How of Happiness: A scientific approach to getting the life you want.” Sign up today to be the first to know when the next round of The Magnetic Marriage Course will launch http://tonyoverbay.com/magnetic #happiness #science #therapy #virtualcouch …

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How to Rebuild Trust w/ Geoff Steurer, LMFT Host of From Crisis to Connection

Geoff Steurer, LMFT talks with Tony about how to rebuild trust in a relationship even after situations that couples believed they would a) never stand for in their marriage and b) believe healing was even possible, like infidelity and betrayal. Geoff is the host of the podcast “From Crisis to Connection” and co-author of the …

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Take Control Of Your Own Life w/Preston Pugmire Host of Next Level Life

Tony welcomes Magnetic Marriage co-creator Preston Pugmire, host of the Next Level Life Podcast, and award-winning life coach, onto the show to talk about the steps of accountability, and how moving from an unconscious reactor to a conscious creator will have immediate and long-lasting positive effects on everything in your life, from your marriage and …

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What I Did During My Summer Vacation (aka A Therapist’s Take on Disneyland)

Tony talks about the mental health and life lessons learned on a recent trip to Disneyland, including the brain’s fascination with anticipation vs. reward, the psychological importance of nostalgia, the “Coolidge Effect,”; how to “let go and play” (http://playtheory.org). Plus, Tony shares the application of his “4 Pillars of a Connected Conversation” with his wife …

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How Many Positive Comments Does it Take So I Can Say Something Mean?

You’ve been patient, you’ve praised, but at what point can you finally let someone know how you really feel? Tony talks about Gottman’s “The Magic Relationship Ratio According to Science” of positive to negative interactions during conflict https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-magic-relationship-ratio-according-science/ as well as Gottman’s 4 Horseman principal (Criticism, Content, Defensiveness and Stonewalling) https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-four-horsemen-recognizing-criticism-contempt-defensiveness-and-stonewalling/Please subscribe to The Virtual Couch …

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BONUS Sexuality Counselor Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife on Partner Desirability Hi/Low Desire Relationships

In this special BONUS episode of Tony’s top-10 most downloaded episodes of all time on the Virtual Couch, Sexuality and Relationship Counselor Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife makes discusses what to do if you no longer find your partner physically attractive, as well as how to communicate in a relationship where one partner has a high desire …

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