The Family Culture Movement

Jodi Chaffee

Family Culture is all about blending your individual and collective values and norms to create an interrelated unit. Every family has a culture whether by design or by default. Most of us are unaware of our social conditioning until it is mirrored back to us by our kids. The Family Culture Movement is a show about breaking up with the dominant culture to raise a family with unwavering resilience, calling out dysfunctional patterns, and cultivating an environment of growth and trust. Join me, Jodi Chaffee, every week with guests from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to bring you practical insights, powerful tools, and reliable resources for navigating your family culture journey with intention and compassion. We’re here to support you in implementing best practices and solutions for your family. Everything will be on the table as I discuss topics ranging from media literacy to financial literacy, normalizing sexual health to normalizing family dinners, homeschool, entrepreneurship, and much, much more. Formerly, Our Modern Heritage: The Home & Family Culture Podcast.

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6:1 The Close, The Many, and The Powerful - How James Clear Defines Cultural Influencers
13-07-2021
6:1 The Close, The Many, and The Powerful - How James Clear Defines Cultural Influencers
What is up, family culture hackers?! Welcome to the movement to revolutionize your family culture - a movement to shift away from the norms and values established by a society and a history saddled in a narrative of vanity, fear, scarcity, lack, prejudice, consumerism, inauthenticity, and contempt. These prevailing and pervasive beliefs are everywhere and most of us know it but we don’t really know what to do about it!  I started learning about these dysfunctional beliefs when my life started going off the rails in 2016 (well, it started a lot sooner than that, but we’ll get into that later)! My husband, Michael, was miserable at his job. He hadn’t been able to find work in line with his goals so he found whatever he could and then found himself underemployed and unappreciated. We started having serious money problems, and soon found ourselves spiraling into serious depression. Without even realizing it, we were playing out a scripted narrative based in a patriarchal belief system. More than this, we were playing out a narrative of scarcity and lack, and fear and inauthenticity that had been inadvertently passed on to us from previous generations that have been deeply ingrained in our family and societal belief systems. We had roles to play, images to uphold, and duties to perform. We did everything right, and should have been on the right track. We kept our struggles at the surface in an effort to superficially resolve our problems with linear thinking to keep up the status quo. This status quo meant keeping up appearances and playing out the script for the foreseeable future. Then, we began to crack. The vision of being stuck like this forever was deeply depressing. There was no end and no escape. In 2019, we’d had enough. Michael quit his job. We sold our house. We moved in with my parents to reduce our expenses. We filed bankruptcy in 2020, and faced all our demons. All of them.  If you are dying to make a change in your life somehow but you are feeling stuck, it is not your fault! These dominant belief systems often live just beneath the surface of your consciousness and you live out your day to day reacting to these beliefs. They have been passed on to you by society and family - sometimes even written into your DNA, so how could you know about it?!  Family culture hacking is all about learning how to recognize these dysfunctional belief systems and stopping them in their tracks! Whenever you spot one, you’ll be able to say, “ah ha! Caught you!” Like a glitch in the Matrix. You’ll start to see them lurking everywhere - in your thoughts and language; in media, music, and marketing; in education; in government and politics; and even in your daily habits! There are three major players in the belief systems you pick up that influence your family culture the most. Author James Clear refers to these players as “the close,” “the many,” and “the powerful.” The close refers to your family and your community. The many refers to society at large and the commonly accepted narratives and norms you witness in the media and marketing. The powerful refers to the influencers, the leaders, and the game-changers throughout history who set the cultural expectations of your beliefs and identities.  If you aren't aware, these three players can keep us stuck in a cultural identity that influences your thoughts, behaviors, and patterns. Because of the way humans are wired, we don’t want to be different. We learn early on how to fit in so we don’t get into trouble, or we learn when to stand out when we want to get what we want! We pick up beliefs about who we are to explain to ourselves how the world works and where we fit into the grand scheme of things.  It’s likely you have learned to be comfortable with those beliefs because they have protected you and have provided you with your basic human needs. They have shaped your identity and perhaps have gotten you through some seriously troubling...
6:4 - Compassionate Intervention with Robert Newman
10-08-2021
6:4 - Compassionate Intervention with Robert Newman
After going from a strong, moral upbringing in Southern Oklahoma to a drug-related downfall that had me facing federal prison, Robert Newman understands what those who are addicted feel and think. That’s what enables him to cut through the resistance and manipulative tactics of an addicted person and help them choose life and recovery. In the eighteen years since Robert completed a long-term drug rehabilitation program, he has educated more than a hundred thousand youth on the dangers of drug abuse and helped thousands of people with drug or alcohol rehabilitation. Many of those he helped with their addictions as a substance abuse counselor, now many more as a drug intervention specialist. Now, Robert's focus is on doing interventions that turn situations from tragic to hopeful. When he walks into a room full of family who have asked for help, he knows exactly how to cut through the emotion and confusion and establish ground rules to make the intervention a success. A successful intervention is so much about preparation. Robert will work with the family to ensure they have chosen a good rehab and cut off all avenues of evasion so their loved one has only one choice ahead of them — start rehab right now. Robert Newman helps families and save lives by helping addicts in need find good treatment programs and families with loved ones suffering with addiction get into treatment. In this episode, Robert and I talk about breaking the cycle of addiction, supporting family members in intervention and recovery, and how to foster a culture of preventing drug addiction. Connect with Robert at is sharing his 25 Tips for Successful Intervention for the Family Leadership Toolbox. I will put it in the Toolbox under Mental Health! Go to to log in.
6:3 - Expressing Individuality with Whitney Bean
03-08-2021
6:3 - Expressing Individuality with Whitney Bean
Whitney Bean is a wellness and life coach. Her business is to help moms to find balance and to listen to their natural instincts and experiences in order to then show up as the most authentic and genuine version of themselves. She passionately believes that they can then in turn utilize those tools and skills to create an intentional home that can also find balance, peace, and flow. A mom of 4 kids ages 1-10, Whitney loves to dig into the messy, stressful, and dramatic areas of her client's lives so that she can help them to organize, evaluate, and find balance from the inside out. Whitney is passionate about building a home-based intentional, natural, and practical principles that bring peace, unity, and balance. Whitney and I talked about how she thinks the concept of "hard work" in order to get what you want is something that is culturally stuck. When we work with our natural capability to feel and experience and blossom as individuals, creating amazing outcomes and results is a wonderful side effect. You can push through and work like crazy to get there, but if you check in and come from a place of balance, you'll get there as a genuine and natural bi-product of living an intentional life. A suggested solution to counteract the over-emphasis on pushing hard work is setting up systems that will regularly check in with each member of the family and help the family to feel like a supported family unit. Each member is responsible for their emotions, actions, and interactions. When the home acts as its own organism, that overall balance will create flow and help the family to achieve goals and outcomes that they might have otherwise pushed to get done. For example, growing a garden as a family--you could push each family member to get garden chores done, or you could spend time together in the garden where naturally pulling weeds and checking on the plants is a comfortable and fun time together. As moms learn to check in regularly and allow space to feel and respond, they're genuine and connected. They're at peace in the present moment and there's no better gift that you can give your kids day to day than them seeing you self-care easily and be with them. After a health crisis in her 20s, Whitney started learning to look inward for solutions. For two years she searched for solutions outward through medications and testing. When that didn't work she started leaning toward holistic remedies. This is the approach Whitney takes with her wellness clients. She helps you connect inward to create your solutions. Whitney has provided a freebie inside of the Family Leadership Toolbox which you can access by logging in at Her freebie is a "Restoring Balance" download to help you define what balance looks like in four areas of your life. To connect with Whitney, go to www.whitneybean.com
6:2 - How Dr. Shefali Lives With Intention and Breaks Through Barriers
20-07-2021
6:2 - How Dr. Shefali Lives With Intention and Breaks Through Barriers
Dr. Shefali was 44 years old when she had an epiphany: the only person stopping her from harnessing her inner power was herself. She says, “I truly believe that there comes a critical moment in a woman’s life – typically around mid-life – where she faces a pivotal choice. I certainly came to that moment in my own life: either I continued being inauthentic to myself and stayed encaged in fear OR I stepped into a new dimension where I was fully, consciously, my true self.” Coming to a critical juncture in her own life, she had no choice but to walk away from the past. Dr. Shefali let go of her unhappiness, her ego, and discovered a profound freedom and purpose. Her moment of radical awakening led to the birth of a new self. What she experienced in her own journey, Dr. Shefali realized was readily available to all women. Featured prominently on Oprah Winfrey's platforms, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Hoda & Jenna, among many others…. Dr. Shefali is a The New York Times bestselling author and renowned clinical psychologist teaching women how to transcend their fears and illusions, breaking free from societal expectations, and rediscovering the person they were always meant to be: fully present, conscious, and fulfilled. According to Oprah Winfrey – “The world needs to know. Trailblazing. Life-enhancing. [A Radical Awakening is] one of those books you will want to keep on your nightstand.” DR. SHEFALI received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. Dr. Shefali has written four books, including the award-winning, New York Times bestsellers The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family. She's been featured prominently on Oprah Winfrey's platforms, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Hoda & Jenna, among many others. Dr. Shefali lives in New York City. More at: (www.aradicalawakening.com) Dr. Shefali is a prominent clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Columbia University. She specializes in the integration of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology, making her an expert in her field. Dr. Shefali and I talked about her new book and the shift away from external validation as the norm in our culture. To be more authentic means to be self-aware and know your intrinsic value.
6:1 The Close, The Many, and The Powerful - How James Clear Defines Cultural Influencers
13-07-2021
6:1 The Close, The Many, and The Powerful - How James Clear Defines Cultural Influencers
What is up, family culture hackers?! Welcome to the movement to revolutionize your family culture - a movement to shift away from the norms and values established by a society and a history saddled in a narrative of vanity, fear, scarcity, lack, prejudice, consumerism, inauthenticity, and contempt. These prevailing and pervasive beliefs are everywhere and most of us know it but we don’t really know what to do about it!  I started learning about these dysfunctional beliefs when my life started going off the rails in 2016 (well, it started a lot sooner than that, but we’ll get into that later)! My husband, Michael, was miserable at his job. He hadn’t been able to find work in line with his goals so he found whatever he could and then found himself underemployed and unappreciated. We started having serious money problems, and soon found ourselves spiraling into serious depression. Without even realizing it, we were playing out a scripted narrative based in a patriarchal belief system. More than this, we were playing out a narrative of scarcity and lack, and fear and inauthenticity that had been inadvertently passed on to us from previous generations that have been deeply ingrained in our family and societal belief systems. We had roles to play, images to uphold, and duties to perform. We did everything right, and should have been on the right track. We kept our struggles at the surface in an effort to superficially resolve our problems with linear thinking to keep up the status quo. This status quo meant keeping up appearances and playing out the script for the foreseeable future. Then, we began to crack. The vision of being stuck like this forever was deeply depressing. There was no end and no escape. In 2019, we’d had enough. Michael quit his job. We sold our house. We moved in with my parents to reduce our expenses. We filed bankruptcy in 2020, and faced all our demons. All of them.  If you are dying to make a change in your life somehow but you are feeling stuck, it is not your fault! These dominant belief systems often live just beneath the surface of your consciousness and you live out your day to day reacting to these beliefs. They have been passed on to you by society and family - sometimes even written into your DNA, so how could you know about it?!  Family culture hacking is all about learning how to recognize these dysfunctional belief systems and stopping them in their tracks! Whenever you spot one, you’ll be able to say, “ah ha! Caught you!” Like a glitch in the Matrix. You’ll start to see them lurking everywhere - in your thoughts and language; in media, music, and marketing; in education; in government and politics; and even in your daily habits! There are three major players in the belief systems you pick up that influence your family culture the most. Author James Clear refers to these players as “the close,” “the many,” and “the powerful.” The close refers to your family and your community. The many refers to society at large and the commonly accepted narratives and norms you witness in the media and marketing. The powerful refers to the influencers, the leaders, and the game-changers throughout history who set the cultural expectations of your beliefs and identities.  If you aren't aware, these three players can keep us stuck in a cultural identity that influences your thoughts, behaviors, and patterns. Because of the way humans are wired, we don’t want to be different. We learn early on how to fit in so we don’t get into trouble, or we learn when to stand out when we want to get what we want! We pick up beliefs about who we are to explain to ourselves how the world works and where we fit into the grand scheme of things.  It’s likely you have learned to be comfortable with those beliefs because they have protected you and have provided you with your basic human needs. They have shaped your identity and perhaps have gotten you through some seriously troubling...
5:44 - Graduating Grief with Sherrie Dunlevy
13-04-2021
5:44 - Graduating Grief with Sherrie Dunlevy
Former NBC News Anchor Sherrie Dunlevy served the Wheeling, WV area for nearly 30 years both on television and radio. Today she is a best selling author, Inspirational speaker, Graduating Grief coach and podcast host.   Her Number one best selling book “How Can I Help?” was written to help people know exactly what to say and do when the people they love and care about are hurting.   Sherrie helps women step out of their pain and provides them with support, encouragement and tools to step back into LIVING their lives on purposes and with passion and joy. Sherrie is a #1 best selling author and the creator of the Graduating Grief Community and Podcast. In this episode Sherrie and I discuss why grief is such a taboo topic, and one many people avoid talking about if they can. However, this attitude does not lead to connection nor to healing. Not talking about it also perpetuates this fear of talking about it.  Grief is one of those difficult things that everyone experiences differently. Sherrie and I discuss how you can open up about your grief or support someone you care about through their grief.  In a time when so many people are learning to suffer through their grief, all of us can do better to support a culture where grief is a natural part of growing together, not apart. Connect with Sherrie and tune into her podcast at www.sherriedunlevy.com, and www.graduatinggrief.com. Get more resources for your intentional family culture by joining the Family Success Toolbox at   (www.homeandfamilyculture.com) or Text CULTURE to (917) 905-8801.
5:43 - Facilitating Your Child's Education at Home with Christine Owens
06-04-2021
5:43 - Facilitating Your Child's Education at Home with Christine Owens
Christine Owens is a mother of four children from ages 6 -16 and has homeschooled for 10 years in five states. She has 14 years experience in various facets of public education. She has traveled to 20 countries , and over 1/2 of the united states. Her family loves to travel and loves traveling to learn. She loves chocolate, old books and hippos.  Christine creates homeschooling resources to help parents learn through classic literature. This would include unit studies based on classic literature and soon to include resources on poetry. She has also written two books: Relaxed Homeschooling: Unlocking the Secrets of books and life to help people find a new way to see homeschooling; and A Year of Poetry Tea Time: The Essential Guide to Everything Poetry and Tea, a collection of poetry and so much more.  Christine and I discussed a dysfunction in our society that children have to learn certain things by a certain age and that ages need to be taught separately. The reality is parents need to realize that schools are designed for the masses. They are not there to accommodate and one child's special interests. If a child is aloud to learn about things that interest them, that they are curious about their level of retention is improved greatly. Letting children learn through curiosity not only increases their retention but also leads to a love for learning. When children fall in love of learning they are also more willing to learn new things. Not only that, but children are very capable of learning, understanding, and discussing things that are considered "to advanced" for them. This is why I started to read poetry and unabridged classics to my children at a young age.  Whether they are homeschooled or public schooled parents can benefit from knowing this information. Parents need to know that even though their children may be attending classes at a school that ultimately it is the parents responsibility to make sure their children receive the education they want them to have. This can include taking action and reading classic literature to children at night, Playing fun trivia games during dinner, teaching adult skills like cooking, finances, and serving others.  The very first classic Christine read to her children was Howard Pyle's Robin Hood. "At first I thought I had lost my mind. Not only was the book in an old english but I had to read it. I had to stop and explain what was happening every sentence. I was wanting to just throw in the towel but at the same time I refused. After a while I got better at reading and I was explaining things every paragraph and then once on a page. To my astonishment, my tiny 4 and 6 year old were starting to understand the book and by half way through I was nearly having to explain anything any more. They were laughing at the jokes and cheering on the characters. This made me realize that it did not have to worry so much about what topics we learned about but just how we experienced it. Since then we have read many books, read poetry, learned about philosophers, history and anything else that struck us as interesting." Your child's education happens everywhere. Parents can and should lead out in discussions, read aloud to their children of all ages, and encourage their children to develop their learning skills. Learn more about Christine by going to www.littlerabbittrails.com/ Get more resources for your intentional family culture by joining the Family Success Toolbox at  (www.homeandfamilyculture.com) or Text CULTURE to (917) 905-8801.
5:42 - Empowering Your Introverts with Sandra Etherington
30-03-2021
5:42 - Empowering Your Introverts with Sandra Etherington
Sandra Etherington is a mom of a 5 year old and an 8 year old. She is the owner of Family Personalities and the co-host of the Family Personalities podcast, a fun and sometimes cheesy podcast, that uses personality type to help change the way you see your family. Sandra uses her experience and training in Myers-Briggs personality type, to work one on one with families, helping them parent more effectively and peacefully based on their children's unique wiring and needs.  Sandra works with families and personality type. Specifically, she uses the Myers-Briggs personality type model to change the way parents relate to themselves and their children. When you understand your children's personality types, you can better honor their needs and help them grow up happy and fulfilled. When you understand your own personality type and that of our parenting partner, we can communicate and work better together to improve the overall family dynamic. There is a favoring of extraversion in our dominant culture despite the fact that there are slightly more people who prefer introversion in the world. Sandra and I go into this facet in our children and how kids who prefer introversion have differing needs from those who prefer extraversion.  Sandra goes into understanding the brain mechanisms behind introversion/extraversion and how to work specific tips into your parenting for your Introversion kiddos (and some for your extraversion kiddos too!) When you expect your children to operate in their less comfortable way (i.e. expecting a child who prefers Introversion to act more like an extravert) you are causing them chronic stress. Understanding that your children need to fill their buckets by operating in their preferred way before they can stretch and grow is an important aspect of what Sandra does when she works with type & families.  Learn more about Sandra's work by heading over to her website at www.familypersonalities.com Get more resources for your intentional family culture by joining the Family Success Toolbox at  (www.homeandfamilyculture.com) or Text CULTURE to (917) 905-8801.
5:40 - The Real Measure of Manhood with Dr. Joe Martin
16-03-2021
5:40 - The Real Measure of Manhood with Dr. Joe Martin
Dr. Joe Martin is an award-winning international speaker, author, educator, and certified “man builder.” He’s authored or co-authored nine books, including Are You the Man: 201 Lessons I Wish My Dad Would Have Taught Me and The Real Man Spiritual Leader Blueprint. Joe has given more than 750 presentations on 4 different continents, and was voted “National Speaker of the Year” by the APCA. He’s also the host of Real Men Connect, the #1-rated radio podcast on Apple Podcasts for Christian Men. Joe has made national appearances on ABC, NBC, TBN, and has been featured in USA Today. Joe serves as a guest columnist for several national online publications including: All-Pro Dad™, Lifeway™ Men, and Promise Keepers™. His story of redemption from abject poverty, abandonment, abuse, and addiction has inspired him to mentor, support, and multiply men who desire to change the world for Christ. Joe now focuses on helping men become the best versions of themselves through coaching and online community groups, all built on faith. From his books to his “man-formation” training videos, Joe offers the resources to help men go from “good” to “great,” God’s way. In this episode, Dr. Martin and I discussed why men are frustrated, confused, or discouraged and feel they don't have adequate resources to be the best husbands and fathers they can be. His story of redemption from abject poverty, abandonment, abuse, and addiction has inspired him to mentor, support, and multiply men who desire to change the world for Christ. Dr. Martin told me about how men get caught up in superficial definitions of manhood that cause them to view themselves as less-than if they don't measure up by those worldly standards. However, when men learn of their true potential, and follow the right manly examples, manhood is so much more than those superficial standards! Connect with Dr. Martin: Go to more resources for your intentional family culture by joining the Family Success Toolbox at  (www.homeandfamilyculture.com) or Text CULTURE to (917) 905-8801.
5:39 - Empowering Your Children to Speak with Jackie Bailey
09-03-2021
5:39 - Empowering Your Children to Speak with Jackie Bailey
Growing up in a family culture of abuse and neglect, Jackie Bailey was told "Don't tell." With her self-esteem crushed, and her voice silenced, she withdrew.  Years later, faced with the necessity to use her voice to save a life, Jackie realized the importance of being heard. As the executive director of the Speak Feed Lead Project (a nonprofit serving children and adults), Jackie's mission today is to help others find their voice and speak their message with power. Jackie is the author of SELF-Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional, and Exceptional. She is an international speaker, mentor, and trainer who has developed public speaking and leadership curriculum and teaches 100's of children, teens, and adults in a virtual classroom. Inspiring her students to discover their story, value their culture, and develop empathy for others is an essential part of the mission of The Speak Feed Lead Project. Children are undervalued as a source of inspiration. They've been taught this as well, leading them to internalize their feelings without the skills to share them properly. Communication is not optional. When parents and children don't communicate it leads to misinterpretation, misinformation, and misperception. The solution is helping children, teens and adults to examine their values, discover their stories, and learn to use their voice for good. Parents love when children answer questions with actual words rather than grunts or "whatever". Conversation and listening skills are the foundation to clear and concise communication. Governments spend millions of dollars on youth programs, and it's not working. The stats regarding juvenile justice, foster care, and homelessness are astounding in their proof of failure. The programs I offer is a new idea, and has had incredible results. Jackie shares her experience growing up in an abusive situation and how it has led her to work to empower children to use their voices to speak up for themselves, and to make a difference! The Speak Feed Lead Project is a 501(c)(3) corporation transforming children, teens and adults to SPEAK with power, FEED others in word and deed, and LEAD with positive influence Connect with Jackie at www.SpeakFeedLead.Org Get more resources for your intentional family culture by joining the Family Success Toolbox at  (www.homeandfamilyculture.com) or Text CULTURE to (917) 905-8801.
5:36 - Mama Systems with Laura Hernandez
16-02-2021
5:36 - Mama Systems with Laura Hernandez
Laura Hernandez helps mamas implement customized systems in their homes so that they can live more peaceful and intentional lives.  Laura is the owner of Mama Systems and the mother of ten children. In the last five years, she and her husband have added six children to their family - three biological and three adopted. Three of Laura's children attend public school, she homeschools five, and she manages 20+ appointments a week for her three special needs children. Laura is dedicated to helping women bring more peace to their homes. Designing customized systems that help a family run more smoothly and reduce a mother's daily work load is her specialty. In this episode, Laura and I talked about creating a team mentality in the family and lessening entitlement, and how to create systems that empower your children to help and to take responsibility for things in the house and clear expectations of the workload.  The workload of the mama doing it all, not only wares her down but the ripple effects of that ooze out to the whole family. Your children begin to act entitled, and aren't learning the skills of responsibility, gaining confidence through work, nor how to care for themselves and contribute to the family like a team.  When kids are taught these skills, the load can be distributed to the whole family. Everyone wins! Connect with Laura at mamasystems.net @mamasystems facebook.com/mamasystems.net Get more resources for your intentional family culture by joining the Family Success Toolbox at  (www.homeandfamilyculture.com) or Text CULTURE to (917) 905-8801.
5:35 - Revolutionary Parenting with Kent and Amy Bowler
09-02-2021
5:35 - Revolutionary Parenting with Kent and Amy Bowler
Kent and Amy are the parents of 7 and grandparents to 6. They have been parenting for 28 years and find their greatest joy with their family. They are also passionate about helping youth to recognize and stand in their greatness and have been inspiring youth for 2 decades. For the last decade they have also been training parents how to be mentors in their own homes. Kent and Amy believe that families are worth fighting for and created Revolutionary Heroes to help families win that fight and develop amazing youth who live as modern day heroes. Kent and Amy train parents and youth to learn from leaders of the past how to live principles of truth and step up and live as Heroes whose impact is Revolutionary. They teach online parenting courses to help parents increase their confidence, see their children as heroes, and have increased success in their homes by making paradigm shifts and learning powerful tools. They also teach online youth courses to help youth and children to understand their own greatness and be able to stand up and make a difference for good in the world, and teach live training courses to teachers, parents and youth and do personal coaching. In this episode, the Bowlers and I discuss the importance of seeing our children's genius. So often as parents, we see their weaknesses or struggles. The dirty socks on the floor, the disrespectful attitude or the lack of motivation. When we focus on these negative things, it's more difficult to help our children to overcome them. But when we focus on the positive, powerful changes can start to happen. A simple tool that Kent and Amy teach is to write down 1 positive thing that you see your child do every day. You could write this in a journal or a phone app. But the key is to reflect on their actions from the day and find at least one good thing they have done. It could be as simple as a smile for a younger sibling, a thank you to a parent or as profound as completing a difficult assignment or stopping a bad habit. The act of pondering the positive will focus your mind on the good and soon, you'll be seeing more and more of the good that is within them. They call this the Proof Positive Journal.   Connect with Kent and Amy at www.revolutionaryheroes.com FB page - group - - more resources for your intentional family culture by joining the Family Success Toolbox at  (www.homeandfamilyculture.com) or Text CULTURE to (917) 905-8801.
5:34 - Strengthen Your Marriage, Strengthen Your Culture with Steven Dossou
02-02-2021
5:34 - Strengthen Your Marriage, Strengthen Your Culture with Steven Dossou
Steven Dossou, founder of Sail Force, an empowerment and motivational platform which focuses on how to use emotional intelligence to ignite transformation of individuals and groups. Sail Force is about unleashing people's non-cognitive and Leadership skills necessary to the fulfillment of their true potential and the catalyst of their various life and business goals. Creator of "IGNITE THE TRANSFORMATION", and Founder of Sailforce Catalyst, Co-founder of Leadership. University, Author, Inspirational speaker and Transformational coach, Steven has impacted thousands of lives on a global scale. Steven is nicknamed "Action Man" and he is viewed by his peers as a charismatic visionary who undoubtedly believes in unleashing the human potential by inspiring people to break their boundaries and redefine their limits. As a living testimony, Steven has followed his dreams and recreated a new path by elevating himself from humble beginnings in his country of origin (Togo-West Africa) to leadership and impactful roles on a global platform. In this episode, Steven and I discuss that marriage is one of the strong pillars upon which a family is built. "Parents with low self-esteem, fear and self-doubt will raise children of the same traits who will be walking around broken in the society and creating a vicious circle in which we find trapped unhappy and mentally challenged individuals. On the other hand parents with firm confidence and great foundations in their beliefs will transfer golden values to their seeds."  Steven says, society as a whole need to gain more knowledge about the laws of nature, be more tolerant towards each other and have a deep understanding of the notion that : "Everybody is doing what they can." Connect with Steven on his website
5:33 - Being an Impact Influencer without Serving Your Ego with Evans Putman
26-01-2021
5:33 - Being an Impact Influencer without Serving Your Ego with Evans Putman
Evans Putman is an entrepreneur, business coach and creator of the Infinite Impact Method - Your Path to Prosperity and Purpose. He helps coaches and experts with big, positive missions build profitable, scalable businesses that change lives without complicated marketing and sales funnels and selling 1 to 1 services by using his Podcast to Premium Process.  One of Evans' goals is to take back the meaning of the word "Influencer" by creating a new "Impact Influencer" movement around the belief that serving selflessly and creating positive ripples of impact is what we are here to do and influencing this way - from a place of selfless service - should be celebrated - not influencing solely to serve our EGO. In this episode, Evans shares his daily practices of gratitude and a focus on serving without attachment to the result while supporting an external and internal environment which celebrates the belief that each of us has a message and a calling that will change someone's life for the better.  Evans' business and beliefs focus on creating positive ripples of impact on the world and this starts by changing oneself and expands into the family environment. His why is his family and to leave the world a better place for his daughter while also providing her with an example that compassion and caring for others can be a formula for a life well-lived. Evans offers his coaching at ( and you can connect with him on Facebook at (
5:32 - Intentional Family Culture After Divorce with Jennifer Bogard
19-01-2021
5:32 - Intentional Family Culture After Divorce with Jennifer Bogard
Jennifer Bogard is a Life Coach. She works with women who've experienced divorce mid-life. Jennifer helps them to stop living at the mercy of their emotions and emotional triggers so they can move forward to create a new life that they are proud of. No more survival mode or automatic default.   Jennifer became a certified life coach through The Life Coach School following the finalization of her own divorce in 2018. After a successful 15 year career in Human Resources her plan was to do Leadership Coaching - she NEVER wanted to become a poster child for divorce - but, God had other plans. She began to feel the nudge in this direction and now I cannot imagine doing anything else.   Keep in mind in this episode Jennifer's belief that there is no such thing as a broken home. "So often I hear from my clients that they 'never wanted their kids to have a broken home'. I don't believe there are broken homes. There are only broken people. People can be healed and made whole."   We also talked about thriving through divorce and stepping into future you now! When we are struggling so profoundly after divorce our children see us. They also feel the loss and the pain of divorce. Their world has been rocked too.   It's critical to understand that you can't give your children what you don't have. You must take your own healing seriously - and time is not a healer. Healing is an active process.   When a mom learns to manage her own mind and emotions, takes back her power and stops seeing herself as a victim, rebuilds her life on a foundation of self-love and self-worth, and casts a new vision for her life and family ---- THESE are the most valuable things she can provide for her children.  Divorced families are nearly 50% - this is a HUGE issue. When we see our homes as broken then we will live that out. We will see our families as less than and disadvantaged. When we see our family in that light so will our children.  Divorced families, and single parents have a strong ability and need to be intentional about the family culture they are creating. It starts with healing, and claiming that power. Learn more about Jennifer: on Social media: @jenniferbogardcoaching on Facebook  @jennifer_bogard_coaching on Instagram Download Jennifer's Free PDF: Feeling = Healing inside the Family Leadership Toolbox
5:31 - Warning from a Recovering Porn Addict with Joshua Shea
12-01-2021
5:31 - Warning from a Recovering Porn Addict with Joshua Shea
Today's message is deeply important. While there are some potentially triggering details in the examples shared today, don't skip over this message. Joshua Shea is a recovering pornography addict and the author of Porn and the Pandemic: How Three Months in 2020 Changed Everything, released July 2020. He has also authored The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About: How I Let My Pornography Addiction Hurt People and Destroy Relationships (2018) and co-author of He’s a Porn Addict…What Now? An Expert and Former Addict Answer Your Questions (2019). Since 2018, Joshua has given more interviews about pornography addiction than anybody in the world. To date, he has appeared on over 140 podcasts, television and radio shows using his wealth of research and personal story to promote the ideas that porn addiction spans all demographics and those with a problem should seek help before it’s too late. In 2017, Joshua launched RecoveringPornAddict.com. He has also contributed articles about recovery to TheFix.com and Recovery Today magazine and has developed and presents a porn addiction education lecture for churches, libraries and other groups. He will be giving his first TEDx Talk in Hartford, Conn., in December 2020. Now more than six years into recovery, Joshua still lives in Central Maine with his wife and two children. In this episode, Joshua and I discuss what dysfunctional beliefs and behaviors actually stem from pornography addiction. The culture that pornography exudes cuts deeply into our society and is impacting and deteriorating families in ways that you might not have expected if you don't have experience with it. Moral of the story: Pornography addiction is insidious and dangerous, but don't just shield your families from it. Education them about it. Create open communication around it. Awkwardness or shielding will only lead to shame which creates hiding the curiosity people naturally feel toward sexuality. Learn more about Joshua and his message by going to RecoveringPornAddict.com