A podcast about marriage, business, being married to a workaholic, dating your spouse, blending a family without (literally, figuratively, and intentionally) pureeing one of the children, step-parenting, virtual learning during Covid, keeping the spark closer to a forest fire, and everything in between.
#0014 - The True Key To Happiness
Everyone is a guru. Life coach. Influencer (Blech). Or how about this one, "Just do these XX steps and YOU can experience true happiness."
Tai Lopez, anyone?
Anyone can "show" you how to do whatever it is you want to do but how many of them actually KNOW what it is that you want to do?
In this episode, Justin and Alex discuss the true secret to happiness, how to save $2,500 without making a guru $2,500 richer, and reveal the equation to true happiness. It won't cost you anything. We will not click funnel you to success. Prove us wrong and you will get free swag. Prove us right and change your life. Stop making yourself miserable. Embrace happiness.
#0013 - Easter Kids’ Show
Gather up your kids and listen to Justin and Alex read The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Pete the Cat, The Berenstain Bears and The Easter Story, and God Gave Us Easter. You'll also enjoy 4 children's Easter songs in this episode.
Happy Easter from The Speaking Treatment Podcast, everyone!
#0012 - I Am Not A Role Model
In 1993 Nike aired a commercial featuring Charles Barkley. In the commercial, Barkley honestly stated that he is not a role model. The commercial is still fiercely debated today with one side claiming that he is a role model because of his fame. Nike and Charles Barkley's perspective is that role models should come from the home.
Fast forward to March, 2021. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion give a grotesque performance of Cardi B's hit song "WAP" at the GRAMMYs. 12 days later, Lil Nas X releases a music video depicting himself as a fallen angel that descends into hell via a stripper pole. Once in hell, he proceeds to give Satan a lap dance prior to snapping Satan's neck and assuming his crown of horns. 3 days after the video's release, Lil Nas X and collective art company MSCHF release the infamous Satan Shoe; which sells out of all 666 pairs in less than 1 minute.
In this episode, Justin and Alex discuss the apparent shift in the entertainment industry and the effect of today's music, culture, social media, and "role models" on our children and the acceptance of it by society.
"We have learned a lot over the past few days once these events came to light and after a lot of self-reflection I realized, we realized, where we could be more aware of what our kids listen to and ways we can improve. That is the reason for this episode. For us to take what we learned to the air and share it with other parents." -Justin
"I truly thought that I had every setting on every device - from Netflix to Tik Tok I thought it was the safest it could possibly be - little did I know that the account I made when it was musical.ly had far more advanced settings now that it switched hands. Even if you think you are being safe stay up-to-date because things change constantly." -Alex
FYI: In this episode, Lil Nas X's song is not included. We do not feel that the lyrics of the song provide any valuable content to our show. This episode is safe to listen to around your children and we will continue to provide family friendly content.
#0011 - From The Mouths of Babes feat. Wyatt, Baileigh, Maxton, and Maddox
Young and inexperienced people can often be remarkably wise.
Sometimes it's hard to get past everything you hear at the water cooler at work, from family, and in the media from other adults. Some of the most innocent and valuable advice comes from our own children.
In this episode, Wyatt, 11, Baileigh, 9, Maxton, 7, and Maddox, 4, answer questions about what they believe make families and children happy.
For the next 35 minutes we ask that you sit back and stop stressing about the bills, your emails, your boss that has lost touch with reality, the trash that needs to go out, the dishes that are growing another culture, or whatever it is that is bothering you and listen to the innocent voices on this show and their advice on what makes our next generation truly happy.
Don't be too proud to say that you learned something from a child that is a fraction of your age. We're sure that there is something in this episode for everyone.
It's a world of laughter, a world of tears.
A world of hopes and a world of fears.
There's so much that we share.
That it's time we're aware,
It's a small world, after all.
#0010 - Fundamentals Or No Fun... Just Mental
Justin and Alex had a rough couple of days and had to go back to what worked. Fundamentals and friendship. In this episode, Justin and Alex discuss how a man can change the physical relationship while also transforming the emotional relationship. Getting back to the fundamentals reminds you of what caused your relationship to flourish in the beginning. This marriage thing isn't rocket surgery.
To our female listeners - be open to allowing your man to do the work
To our male listeners - do the work
"Marriage is a lifelong lesson on being unselfish."
- Alexandra Grant
#0009 - Social Media Effects on Relationships
Justin and Alex leave nothing out on the topic of social media and relationships. In this episode, they discuss the negative effects it can have on your relationship, how to be mindful of the time you dedicate to social media, give their opinion on what can be considered "micro-cheating," and even list the top cheating apps and explain their intended purpose. A lot of the information included on this show will blow your mind but don't let it give you any ideas.
These two just lay it all out there in awesome fashion. This is so cool! I love hearing this!
This is the realest couple I’ve ever listened to. No doubt
Funny, Real & Awesome!!!!
I love that Justin & Alexandria are REAL. No fake BS. I can’t wait for the their next episode.