| Dec 2019
Podcast

The 15-Second Kissing Challenge

the-kissing-challenge

Click here to get more information and tickets to our live podcast recording next month in Raleigh, NC!

The holidays can be such a noisy time of year for a number of reasons. The obligations, the shopping, the parties, and the kids can be a lot for someone to handle. But my perspective was flipped this past Thanksgiving. While sharing what we were thankful for, one of our guests said she was thankful for her happy, healthy, and noisy children. She embraced the noise. She embraced the stressful, noisy aspects of the holidays because she knew how lucky she was to only have those worries. On this week’s podcast we talk about how to practice embracing the noise: from meditation and gratitude to making sleep a priority and enjoying the silence when you have it.

The Importance of Physical Embrace

Penn and I also touch (see what I did there?) on the idea of physical embracing to combat stress in the form of kissing. One of our listeners sent us the 15-Second Challenge to kiss your partner daily. The idea is that you kiss them for 15-seconds every day with the expectation of nothing more. No ice cream if you know what we mean – wink, wink. Kissing releases a lot of ‘happy hormones’ like oxytocin and dopamine, which is probably why when you were dating your partner you were head over heels for them. Kissing can also release serotonin and lower cortisol levels which make you feel more relaxed. 

Penn and I tried this for the first time the other day. After we got past the awkwardness of two grown adults making out in a parking lot like a bunch of teenagers, I have to admit I was less stressed. We are going to try this every day for the next week and we challenge you and your partner to do the same! Post your experience in the podcast group. Let’s pucker up and make this noisy time of year a little less stressful, shall we? We will provide an update on our little experiment and your experiences on next week’s show!

Libsynhttp://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12253154
iTuneshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/embrace-the-noise/id1378725018?i=1000458516409
Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/episode/3XWX0OhyBXYxqZlXfcoGqe?si=a-MHsIMBQw-_MsoPkuePww
Stitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/holdermess-the-holderness-family-podcast/e/65743545?autoplay=true
Google Playhttps://play.google.com/music/m/Dpydkplddeuynowxugxnoknhtca?t=Embrace_the_Noise-The_Holderness_Family_Podcast

Join our podcast group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2142828125983568/

Search By Category
Before You Try
Making those DIY crafts and recipes work...no matter how many tries it takes.
Comedy
Have a laugh on us!
Health-ish
Lifestyle, exercise and diet tips to keep you healthy (or health-ish).
Marriage
In most of our content, you see us having fun with, and making fun of, our family and our marriage.  There’s plenty to laugh at, there is also plenty to work on. This portion of our website is all about our ongoing quest to be better at being married to each other.  The content is a little longer form than the usual videos, but it will still make you laugh - and hopefully it’ll make you think a little!
Music
Parodies and original music to make you smile.
Podcast
We create videos that are meant to make you laugh. This is our podcast that is meant to make you think (and hopefully still laugh a little!).
Subscribe to the family
About Us
The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years — but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.