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.
94: Discovering Purpose in the Nothingness
There are times in life that seem like nothing is happening. We lack vision and clarity for our future. We feel as though our hopes and dreams are being dashed to pieces. Here in this place of nothingness is an invitation to discover who we really are.
In this episode, Justin and Abi are joined by their dear friend Sammi. Sammi shares about her season of nothingness and how this season led to her cultivating beliefs based on a higher truth that created the abundant life she’s living out of now. Together they offer hope and purpose for anyone who’s life feels unclear and on pause.
If 2020 has been a rough year, this episode will give you a higher perspective and lighten the load as you find purpose in the nothingness.
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Episode 93: From Crappy to Happy
Let’s all face it, life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster. For some it’s a series of high highs, and low lows. Others live in low lows and rarely see the light of day. Then there are those that live with their heads in the clouds wearing permanent smiles on their faces never looking down long enough to catch a glimpse of reality.
In this episode Abi and Justin dive playfully into the essence of true happiness. They highlight the major blockers of happiness while highlighting ways to cultivate a happier life. Together they navigate how a beautiful blend of the present joy and pain is the balance to creating the happiness we were all made to experience.
If 2020 has been a swift kick in pants and you’re looking to create a lifestyle of happiness, this episode is for you and your loved ones!
And don't forget to check out justinandabi.com to get your hands on our free eBook From Crappy to Happy in 7 Steps available now!
92: Creating Victory Over Our Body Battle
The battle with our bodies is often a tumultuous one. A majority of culture would universally acknowledge some form of a personal body battle for women. Men, however, are often shrouded in shame, hiding their battle with this reality.
In this episode Spencer, Justin’s former client and close friend joins the conversation. He vulnerably shares his story of having an eating disorder with Justin and Abi, while opening up about his steps to creating a lifestyle of victory over his long time battle with his body.
Through candid conversation, Spencer shatters shame for other men trapped by this monster, while equipping everyone with clarity, direction, and hope to overcome the battles with their bodies.
If you’ve ever had a battle with your body this is a MUST listen to episode!
And don't forget to head to justinandabi.com to get your hands on our new eBook From Crappy to Happy in 7 Steps for FREE!
91: Justin’s Surprise Birthday Interview
It’s Justin’s birthday and what better way to celebrate than for Abi to hijack The Connected Life and spring a series of questions on her lover about his life.
Some seriousness, mixed with play, is just what the doctor ordered for this light-hearted interview. Get insight into Justin’s personal life as he shares about the gifts this year granted him through Abi’s sickness. Enjoy learning all about Justin’s dream to have hands for feet and what he hopes this next year will hold for him.
Get ready to be delighted as you get to know more about this birthday boy!
90: A Surefire Solution to Feel Connected
For some of us, it feels safer to live a life so self-sufficient that we don’t ever need anyone. For others, we need people so much we can become a vampire, draining the life out of those we love the most. Either extreme is detrimental to the experience of connection.
In this episode, Justin and Abi share about their struggles with self-sufficiency. They tackle the loneliness and abandonment that accompanies this kind of lifestyle, but not without addressing the other end of the pendulum known as being needy! They explore how to practically live a life of intimacy and vulnerability, while giving tips on how to break up with self-sufficiency and neediness.
If you’re wanting to feel more loved and connected to the world around you, this is a must listen to episode!
And don't forget to head to stumvollconsulting.com to check out our life changing program Living Fully Alive!
89: Unearthing, Understanding, and Eradicating Shrouded Shame
Hidden in the recesses of our programming is a haunting voice driving our lives. Whether we acknowledge and understand it or not, this voice is very real and universal to all of humanity. Ignoring it won't make it magically disappear. Equipping and empowering ourselves is the only solution to shattering the affects of this monster in our lives.
In this episode, Abi and Justin deep dive into the topic of shame as they chat it up with their close friend Ruth Outram. Ruth shares about the subtle ways shame has permeated her life. Together they explore what shame is, how it affects all of us, and what we can do about it.
If you’re wanting to experience a more connected and fulfilled life, having clarity and tools to combat shame’s influences on your existence is essential!
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A must listen for anyone who wants to face their crap and laugh while doing it
Ok so you might cry too, but it’s ok! Justin and Abi have helped me see pain as a teacher and not be afraid of it. Or AS afraid as I could be. They are authentic, and yet they have a relationship we all want (I now have) but they are real about how they got there. It takes honesty, work, and showing up and no one does it like them. They’ve inspired me to pursue life consulting myself. This is for anyone who loves healing and thriving BUT life coaches/therapists/consultants/wellness peeps, you need this in your arsenal. Thanks for being awesome guys!
The Boss of podcasts by far !
The Connected life is exactly that ! There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t tune in for my tune up :) Their wisdom and fresh revelatory insight is the key to bringing healing to the soul . If we are not growing than what are we doing ? The best podcast 5 stars “the BOSS”
AH I feel like I know these people. They say the things none of us are brave enough to admit, giving us all an unmatched gift: going first. Beautiful beautiful people with hearts that have seen thick layers of darkness and through that are able to reflect light now in such an enlivening way to anyone listening. If you press pray, you will be encouraged. It’s just kind of unavoidable 🤷🏼♀️😊