| Sep 2019

Coping Strategies: Do You Numb or Release?

Last week, we shared this update on Penn’s father’s health. He’s declining into dementia and we’re having to make all sorts of grown-up decisions we don’t feel qualified, or ready, to make. Watching someone suffer will cause you to do a double take on your own existence. Over the past week, Penn and I have […]
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Holderness Podcast
| Sep 2019
Podcast

Coping Strategies: Do You Numb or Release?

Last week, we shared this update on Penn’s father’s health. He’s declining into dementia and we’re having to make all sorts of grown-up decisions we don’t feel qualified, or ready, to make. Watching someone suffer will cause you to do a double take on your own existence. Over the past week, Penn and I have […]
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Penn Haywood Holderness
| Sep 2019
Podcast

Penn’s Turn to Get Emotional

We’re going to be really honest with you, dear listener. We don’t want to do this podcast today. As much as we love this forum (it’s our favorite platform actually), we have some heavy stuff filling our heads this week. Penn’s dad is in the hospital and having surgery.  We’re in this weird middle place […]
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Sleep Struggles
| Sep 2019
MarriagePodcast

What You Need to Know about Sleep, Insomnia and Mental Health

Sleep is a thing in our family. Personally, I don’t do it well. It causes me great anxiety even when I go to bed. But sleep is so important to mental health, especially mine. In order to try to do the snooze better, we took a deep dive into our sleep issues with a fancy […]
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back to school resolutions
| Aug 2019
Podcast

Back to School Resolutions for Happy Kids & Happy Marriage

Shoulder pads? (check) Cropped, pegged pants? (check) Bangs that could stand on their own (double check) Seventh grade me was super ready to tackle the school year. As a parent? Welp.. I’m getting there. Every year I say, “This year is gonna be different!” Do you say that every year? We certainly do. Our new […]
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children body image holderness
| Aug 2019
Podcast

How to Create Body Confidence in Your Children

Body image issues and children can be tricky. Body image issues with teenagers girls…beyond tricky. I needed help making sure my daughter is body confident, so I called Dr. Emily King. Penn and I share some experiences and concerns with her on the podcast this week. It is a serious topic (with a serious disclaimer), […]
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Back to School Holderness Podcast
| Aug 2019
Podcast

How to Help, Cope and Lift Your Child this School Year

Today, we are doing life better with the help of  Liz Vaccariello, Editor-in-Chief of Parents Magazine. As summer starts to roll to an end, the back to school stress creeps in. You’ve probably either read Liz’s work in Parents Magazine or seen her on the Today Show. She’s the real deal and she is giving […]
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Holderness Conversation
| Aug 2019
Podcast

How to Have Better Conversations

I think this is one area in which we can all do better: the art of conversation. We have some bad habits of our own, so we brought in an expert. Dan Sipp has worked in theater as an actor and teacher for thirty years. He started working at Duke University in the Standardized Patient […]
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Holderness Podcast Questions Answered
| Jul 2019
Podcast

You Have Questions and We Try Our Best to Answer

From ADD to parenting, we cover a vast majority of your questions on this week’s podcast. For some reason, you all think we can give you advice on work, parenting and marriage. It’s a big responsibility, but we tried our very best with sincere and genuine answers.  Landing the Mommy Helicopter My job as a […]
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