63 episodes

Do you love your partner and want to stay married, but you know it could be better? Do you find yourself feeling annoyed and irritated?

Is your communication and intimacy dwindling? Are you just too tired and exhausted to work on your relationship anymore?

If so, you need an easier way to stop the frustration and exhaustion.

It's possible to create more joy and connection in your marriage again, but it starts with you. It starts with you seeing your own worth and value. When you learn to give yourself what you truly need, giving love to others becomes easier.

In Joyful Love, Rachael gives you the tools to simplify love. She'll help you drop criticism, stop people-pleasing, create true connection, and bring back fun and passion to your marriage again.

Visit https://www.rachaelcunningham.com to learn more.

Joyful Love Rachael Cunningham

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Do you love your partner and want to stay married, but you know it could be better? Do you find yourself feeling annoyed and irritated?

Is your communication and intimacy dwindling? Are you just too tired and exhausted to work on your relationship anymore?

If so, you need an easier way to stop the frustration and exhaustion.

It's possible to create more joy and connection in your marriage again, but it starts with you. It starts with you seeing your own worth and value. When you learn to give yourself what you truly need, giving love to others becomes easier.

In Joyful Love, Rachael gives you the tools to simplify love. She'll help you drop criticism, stop people-pleasing, create true connection, and bring back fun and passion to your marriage again.

Visit https://www.rachaelcunningham.com to learn more.

    Resolving Conflict in Neurodivergent Relationships

    Resolving Conflict in Neurodivergent Relationships

    When one or more partners in a relationship are neurodivergent, it can add unique challenges to a marriage.
    Neurodiversity refers to a variation in how one’s neurology (their brain and nervous system) operate.
    It includes autism, ADHD, OCD, sensory processing difficulties, and other brain variations. 

    This means your brain (or your partner's brain) processes the world differently than the majority of humans.

    This is not a problem in and of itself. Where the problem comes in is when you try to change each other instead of working to accept each other. 

    What if it's a good thing that your partner sees the world differently than you do? 

    What if it's good that he/she processes information in a totally unique way than you do?

    What would it look like to see the beauty in the way their brain works - instead of striving to change something that's not meant to be changed?

    Listen to today's episode to make connection easier in your neurodivergent relationship.  


    Schedule a Free Consultation with me, click here: https://RachaelCunninghamCoaching.as.me/consult
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/

    • 33 min
    The Benefit of Hiring A 1:1 Coach

    The Benefit of Hiring A 1:1 Coach

    We live in an information age. There are tons of books, classes, and programs that guide us with great advice - advice we try hard to listen to.

    But when your brain avoids the discomfort of change or is met with confusion, you don’t implement the great advice you've learned. 
    This is normal. Don’t beat yourself up for one more day about it! You just need to learn how to use your brain (and your emotions) for you instead of against you.

    This is where coaching comes in.

    A coach helps you see what’s in your brain and work with it to bring alignment to your life and your relationship.
    However, it’s no doubt that hiring a life coach is an investment - an investment in your mind and your relationship.

    So if you’re on the fence about hiring me as your coach, today's episode will help you get off that fence and book a free consult with me!

    Hiring me as your life coach is a 6-month commitment to honoring yourself and to improving your relationship with your partner. 
    Listen to Episode 61 to understand exactly what we’ll do in that 6 months. Then book a consultation call with me to talk specifics for your uniquely beautiful relationship and find out if coaching is right for you. 


    Schedule a Free Consultation with me, click here: https://RachaelCunninghamCoaching.as.me/consult
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/

    • 29 min
    Asking The Right Questions For Relationship Growth

    Asking The Right Questions For Relationship Growth

    On this episode of Joyful Love, I talk about asking the right questions to get better results in your life and relationships.

    Our brains want to focus on the negative, so it's natural to think there are problems where there are not.  When we focus on the wrong issue, it distracts us from making the changes we do need to make. 

    In this episode, I share how I thought my desire for alone time was a problem for enjoying married life. I thought there was something wrong with me because of my personality. So I felt guilt and shame. 

    But when I decided to embrace my desire for alone time instead of viewing it as a problem, I was able to find peace in who I was. And then I began asking, "what do I really want here?" How can I make marriage enjoyable AND give myself the alone time that I crave?


    When we stop making everything negative - we're able to create change quickly where we need to. When we remember that we are worthy of love and respect - and so are our partners - we can focus on the right questions to drive us toward connection and alignment. 

    Listen to the full episode to discover the right questions for relationship growth.

    Get the show notes here: https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/

    • 23 min
    Raising Your Self-Concept

    Raising Your Self-Concept

    If your personal self-concept is low it's going to show up in every area of life.  

    Low self-concept can make you feel shame if others compliment you or do something nice for you. It can hold you back from genuine connection in your relationships. And it will prevent you from creating a life that you love living. 

    So it's time to raise your self-concept. It's time to start believing that you are worthy of love, care, and a joy filled ife. 

    In today's episode, you will gain wisdom from your future self and begin raising your personal self-concept today! 

    Listen to the full episode and head to the link below for show notes.  https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/

    • 24 min
    When You're Married To An Alcoholic, With Deanna Marie

    When You're Married To An Alcoholic, With Deanna Marie

    When you’re married to an alcoholic or an addict, it adds a whole new dynamic to your relationship. It brings up frustration, exhaustion, and loneliness, as you try to figure out the next best steps.

    Should you stay? Or should you go? Sometimes the answer isn’t as black and white as we’d like it to be.

    That’s where Deanna Marie comes in. She’s a life coach for people who are married to alcoholics.

    Listen to today’s episode to hear her story of being married to an alcoholic. We discuss everything from boundaries to knowing when to stay or leave.

    Get full show notes and more information here:
    https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/

    • 37 min
    Stop Waiting For Confidence, Create it Now

    Stop Waiting For Confidence, Create it Now

    If you don’t have confidence, there’s no doubt that you’re holding yourself back from having the life and marriage you want.

    We often think confidence will come easy once we achieve our goals. We thing that when we’re more fit (or skinny, or curvy, or strong), then we’ll feel more confident.

    But if you wait for your goals to be achieved to embrace total love, appreciation, and trust in yourself … you could be waiting for a very, very long time. And even then, you’re still going to have a human brain that wants to focus on the negative - so it’ll find something else!

    Confidence is a mindset. It is something that can be cultivated and created right now, in the body you have, with the home you have, with the family you have, and yes … even with all of your so-called imperfections.

    And since how you feel about yourself truly does affect how you show up in the world and in your relationships, it’s worth improving now - not later.

    Tune into this episode to learn 3 steps to begin practicing confidence today. And watch the difference in how you start to show up for yourself and in your relationship.

    Get full show notes and more information here:
    https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Part Of It All ,

I remember my worth

Every time I listen to Joyful Love, I’m reminded that it starts with me. I am worthy of love, compassion and kindness. When I remember this first, my relationship with my husband improves. Every time. I will keep listening, every week!

Her Royal Excitedness ,

Perfect Timing

Now that I’m engaged to be married (after getting a divorce four years ago), this podcast is one of the ways I’m staying focused on building a marriage that I LOVE.

Rachael’s wisdom comes from not only what she’s learned but also what she’s lived.

I’ve never met anyone who loves her family with more intention. She is constantly working toward making her relationships the best they can be, and I’m so grateful to have her voice and heart via this podcast!

mannequingirl ,

Awesomely helpful!

Rachael is such a great empath and has wonderful skills to help each of us cope with whatever life throws at us. Fantastic podcast!

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