271 episodes

The Connected Life is a thought-provoking conversation about all the beautiful and messy ups and downs of life. Join Life Consultants Justin & Abi Stumvoll as they share vulnerable stories and practical wisdom that will lead you on a journey of connecting with yourself, others, and the world right in front of you. Their authentic, no-BS style will make you laugh, challenge you to dig deep, face your fears, and inspire you to love yourself and others more.

The Connected Life Justin and Abi Stumvoll

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 2.5K Ratings

The Connected Life is a thought-provoking conversation about all the beautiful and messy ups and downs of life. Join Life Consultants Justin & Abi Stumvoll as they share vulnerable stories and practical wisdom that will lead you on a journey of connecting with yourself, others, and the world right in front of you. Their authentic, no-BS style will make you laugh, challenge you to dig deep, face your fears, and inspire you to love yourself and others more.

    275: Identifying and Overcoming Spiritual OCD

    275: Identifying and Overcoming Spiritual OCD

    For many of us, our beliefs around spirituality and faith can lead us to heightened levels of anxiety and mental torment, without even realizing it. Our thoughts on God can induce looping mental gymnastics that keep us feeling unlovable and fearful of impending doom. Obsessive-compulsive thoughts of needing to be perfect, in order to please God, can rob us of peace and a life filled with goodness. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
    In this episode friend and fellow Life Consultant Rachel Hughes joins Abi and Justin to address spiritual OCD and paranoia that comes from having a broken view of God. They look at ways trauma and attachment play a role in our approach to faith, the impact of ideas about God that oppose goodness, and the role looming punishment plays in robbing us of peace. Lastly, they discuss how an understanding of a God that has unrelenting love grounds us in peace, while restoring a sense of connection that is vital to having a sound mind.
    If you’ve ever battled with finding peace in your expression of faith, this episode might shine a light on some of the reasons that keep you from feeling settled and confident in your spiritual journey. Don’t miss out!
    AND REMEMBER TO CHECK US OUT ON YOUTUBE!
    You can WATCH us at https://www.justinandabi.com/theconnectedlife
    Don’t forget to RATE, REVIEW, SUBSCRIBE, AND SHARE!

    • 59 min
    274: Attachment - A Guide to Human Connection Pt. 2

    274: Attachment - A Guide to Human Connection Pt. 2

    Connection is tricky. For some, distance in a relationship seems terrifying, leaving us feeling abandoned and alone. For others, a consistent sense of being close can feel overwhelming, resulting in feeling pulled on and suffocated. Either way, it can lead to unnecessary relational breakdowns when we lack the proper education. Understanding secure attachments can be a game changer!
    In part two of this two-parter, Abi is joined again by her lifelong best friend Pietze as they continue to create clarity around attachments. They take a deep dive into secure attachments, how a balance of closeness and independence is extremely healthy, and steps to people can take to foster a feeling of safety in any relationship!
    This two-part episode has the potential to change your relationship dynamics forever. Don’t miss out!
    AND REMEMBER TO CHECK US OUT ON YOUTUBE!
    You can WATCH us at https://www.justinandabi.com/theconnectedlife
    Don’t forget to RATE, REVIEW, SUBSCRIBE, AND SHARE!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    273: Attachment - A Guide to Human Connection Pt. 1

    273: Attachment - A Guide to Human Connection Pt. 1

    Creating functional and healthy relationships can feel like a mystery. It’s easy to believe we’re broken and don’t do connection well. But what if understanding our attachment system could redefine how we relate, create compassion for others, and improve our relationships? 
    In part one of this two-part episode, Abi sits down with her lifelong best friend Pietze to discuss attachment styles. They explore attachment theory, how attachment styles develop, and how these styles can wreak havoc on relationships. Together they vulnerably share about the messes they’ve made through not understanding this in their own world. Lastly, they highlight the impact of attachment styles on our connection to God, how we can feel closer to Him, and how healthy attachments can repair the most broken parts of our stories.
    If you want more clarity on relationships and hope to develop healthy connections, this two-part series will rock your world!
    AND NOW WE’RE ON YOUTUBE!
    Come WATCH US at https://www.justinandabi.com/theconnectedlife
    Don’t forget to RATE, REVIEW, SUBSCRIBE, AND SHARE!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    272: Justin’s Near Death Wim Hof Expedition

    272: Justin’s Near Death Wim Hof Expedition

    In this story of life, death, and rebirth Abi sits down with Justin to discuss his week-long expedition with breath and cold plunge master Wim Hof. Justin candidly shares about his process of being pushed to the brink of his body's capacity, the fear of death he faced, and the healing from trauma he found in the arms of an unlikely person. In the afterglow of his journey, Justin fondly reflects on a community of strangers that fostered radical love that paved the way for a restorative healing experience.
    If you want to hear an inspiring story that reminds you how good humanity can really be, this is a MUST listen to episode!
    AND NOW WE’RE ON YOUTUBE!
    Come WATCH US at https://www.justinandabi.com/theconnectedlife
    Don’t forget to RATE, REVIEW, SUBSCRIBE, AND SHARE!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    271: A Vulnerable Conversation About Trauma

    271: A Vulnerable Conversation About Trauma

    What if a vulnerable conversation could be enough to foster the comfort needed to relieve panic and anxiety? Many of us have history’s littered with painful and traumatic moments that impact our everyday lives. On difficult days, sometimes a loving presence and caring questions are just enough to free us from our funk, while bringing repair to parts of our past.
    In this episode Justin sits down with a grumpy gal named Abi, who isn’t in the mood to do a podcast. Through thoughtful questions, Justin navigates Abi’s swirl of emotions until they’re able to shine a light on moments of trauma needing love and attention. Through a vulnerable recap of her history, Abi slowly softens until tender tears can be expressed. In this vulnerable and live healing experience, Justin and Abi discuss the impact of trauma on a person’s life and model the simple, yet profound ways we can support someone we love in the midst of their messiness.
    If you’ve ever wanted to see a practical example of loving someone in a painful moment, without having to fix them, this episode is an informative roadmap filled with truth, transparency, and tenderness. Watch it now, your loved ones will thank you later.
    Don’t forget to RATE, REVIEW, SUBSCRIBE, AND SHARE!
    Also come join us for our once a year life transforming course, Living Fully Alive.
    Enroll now for Living Fully Alive 2024. Class starts March 13th: https://justinandabi.com/courses/living-fully-alive/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    270: The Secret Sauce to Connection

    270: The Secret Sauce to Connection

    In 2011 Brene Brown launched a cultural shifting TED Talk called The Power of Vulnerability. Now, with over 20 million views, her clinical research has validated what an entire emotional health industry had been spending years trying to help the world understand, that vulnerability is a vital key to connection and happiness. The question is, if it’s so vital, how do we practically express vulnerability? 
    In this episode Abi and Justin share about misperceptions of what people believe is vulnerability, while shining a light on practical ways to live vulnerably and build deeper connections. They open up about the fears they’ve had to face in order to live vulnerably while highlighting the incredible ways vulnerability has changed their lives.  Lastly, they discuss the powerful role that boundaries play in creating a balanced life of vulnerability and how anyone can grow this impactful emotional muscle.
    Whether you’re new to this concept, or a seasoned vet, this episode has thought-provoking ideas that are an invitation to create a life full of hope, healing, and goodness! Don’t miss out.
    Don’t forget to RATE, REVIEW, SUBSCRIBE, AND SHARE!
    Also come join us for our once a year life transforming course, Living Fully Alive.
    Enroll now for Living Fully Alive 2024. Class starts March 13th: https://justinandabi.com/courses/living-fully-alive/

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Leah Angel S. ,

Best podcast ever!

I haven’t missed one! Thank you so much Justin and Abi, for sharing your life so vulnerably with us! I do appreciate it! Keep them coming! There’s so much life and wisdom!

VoxRobotica ,

Twin Flames Universe 2.0

Nothing but new age psychobabble infused with Christian terminology. Shouldn’t be surprised that these alleged gurus are affiliated with Bethel church in Redding, California.

kristadant ,

💪

I don’t like to hype things up but I think this podcast is changing my life. Many years in therapy and I’m learning how to actually make use of that time to heal and grow. Justin and Abi want to create an army of emotionally healthy people, I’m learning to no longer be at war with myself.

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