34 episodes

For 10+ years, hosts Christina and Stephen Hutson have faced suffering, pain, chronic illness, and deep loss, alongside so much beauty and blessing. In this podcast, they share lessons learned on living with greater joy in your heart, greater health in your body, and greater peace in your home, despite the wind and waves of life.

The Willow Tree Online Podcast Christina & Stephen Hutson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

For 10+ years, hosts Christina and Stephen Hutson have faced suffering, pain, chronic illness, and deep loss, alongside so much beauty and blessing. In this podcast, they share lessons learned on living with greater joy in your heart, greater health in your body, and greater peace in your home, despite the wind and waves of life.

    Ep 34 - Mental health with chronic illness: distance, grief, recalibrating

    Ep 34 - Mental health with chronic illness: distance, grief, recalibrating

    Mental health with chronic illness is a huge topic, but today we're starting the conversation with a cycle that Christina has often found herself in -- from distance and denial, to acceptance and grief, to action and recalibration, back to distance. We talk about how this cycle is healthy and helpful in the process of progression both physically, mentally, and emotionally. We hope you feel seen and find grace and space as you sit with us under The Willow Tree for this very tender and important topic. 
    Apply the content in your own life:Where in your life can you soften and accept in order to progress? Where might resistance be causing more suffering? 

    Links:Earth Runner sandalsAnti itch balmOwala tumbler - Christina's favoriteOwala free sip - Stephen's favorite
    Want to partner with us by supporting the show for $5 a month? We are so grateful!Instagram: @christinagracehutson @stephen.hutsonChristina’s website, book, mentoring services: https://christinagracehutson.com/Podcast website and downloadables: https://www.willowtreeonline.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 33 - What if you don't have a "calling"?

    Ep 33 - What if you don't have a "calling"?

    What do you want to be when you grow up? What's your calling, purpose, life work... Society really hits hard with this question starting at a young age all through adulthood. It can bring feelings of shame, anxiety, and confusion if you don't feel like you have an "acceptable" answer as you age. So today we're talking about our experience with never feeling like we "landed" in the way that we once thought we needed to, and how perhaps purpose is a daily posture, not a roadmap up the ladder. We also share the very random jobs we've had in our life so far...and there's quite a few! See you under the Willow Tree!


    Apply the content in your own life:
    Is there a path, hobby, or job that you’re curious about trying? Can you dip your toes in for the sake of the journey and not the outcome?

    Links:Talk about following your curiosityBlueberry sage tea from YogiSink strainerWonder Oven: 6 in 1 air fryer toaster oven (we have the color "steam")Normalyte hydration (Christina is using the "pure" version)
    Want to partner with us by supporting the show for $5 a month? We are so grateful!Instagram: @christinagracehutson @stephen.hutsonChristina’s website, book, mentoring services: https://christinagracehutson.com/Podcast website and downloadables: https://www.willowtreeonline.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 32 - When a "feeler" marries a "thinker"

    Ep 32 - When a "feeler" marries a "thinker"

    This could also be titled "listen in on Christina's therapy session." This is a really interesting conversation about the dynamic between a "feeler" and a "thinker" in relationship. Often the "feelers" can internalize the message from our society that they're "too much." Maybe you can relate to this? We're talking about our experience with this dynamic in our own marriage and some powerful things we've learned about honoring  emotions as a form of intelligence equal to any other form of intelligence. 
    Apply the content in your own life:
    Are you a deep feeler? How can you honor and celebrate that part of your intelligence rather than try to subdue it? If you’re a deep thinker, how can you honor that part of someone in your life? 
    Links:Ranger Station Woodland Rose non-toxic candleTolos barefoot shoes
    Want to partner with us by supporting the show for $5 a month? We are so grateful!Instagram: @christinagracehutson @stephen.hutsonChristina’s website, book, mentoring services: https://christinagracehutson.com/Podcast website and downloadables: https://www.willowtreeonline.com/

    • 57 min
    Ep 31 - Budgeting to spend in alignment with your values

    Ep 31 - Budgeting to spend in alignment with your values

    This week we're talking about ways we budget and stretch our dollar to allocate our money towards the things that matter most to us. We share some practical tips, mindset shifts, and ways that we save in order to spend more in other areas. 

    Apply the content in your own life:
    What is one item or area of your spending that you can be more frugal in, in order to allocate the money towards something that matters more to you and is in alignment with your values? 

    Links:Non toxic dish soap refillNon toxic hand soap refillNon toxic body soap - we also use this to refill all of our hand soap bottles sometimesThe Life on Purpose IG accountCloth napkinsElectric lighterEvery Dollar Budgeting appFavorite kitchen knifeChicken dance videoVegan enchilada recipe
    Want to partner with us by supporting the show for $5 a month? We are so grateful!Instagram: @christinagracehutson @stephen.hutsonChristina’s website, book, mentoring services: https://christinagracehutson.com/Podcast website and downloadables: https://www.willowtreeonline.com/

    • 58 min
    Ep 30 - Composting: What's the point? And how to do it

    Ep 30 - Composting: What's the point? And how to do it

    This weeks is all about composting! And if that sounds boring...hold tight because this episode is actually pretty interesting and you might just find it to be a lot more simple and beneficial than you thought! Stephen shares why it matters and how you can create a simple system to benefit the earth!

    Apply the content in your own life:
    How can you be more mindful of waste in this season? Recycling, reusing, composting, etc. 


    Links:Compost tumblrGeobin composting for a large pileVideos:The Art of Lazy Composting6 Different Ways to Compost
    Want to partner with us by supporting the show for $5 a month? We are so grateful!Instagram: @christinagracehutson @stephen.hutsonChristina’s website, book, mentoring services: https://christinagracehutson.com/Podcast website and downloadables: https://www.willowtreeonline.com/

    • 54 min
    Ep 29 - Meal planning and prep and what we're eating

    Ep 29 - Meal planning and prep and what we're eating

    As a certified integrative health coach, Christina has worked with clients for years helping them navigate nutritional needs and preferences. So today she's sharing 5 tips for meal planning and prep that have been most helpful for her, especially in seasons of overwhelm or limited physical capacity. We're also sharing some of our current favorite meals that she cooks weekly!

    Apply the content in your own life:
    If dinner prep feels overwhelming, can you identify why?
    How can you approach that obstacle in a creative way to overcome it? Reach out to a friend and ask what a few of their favorite meals are lately to get some new ideas!


    Links:Nourish bowl blog and templateRice makerMini food processorWaffle makerStoneware bread panVitamix blenderSingle serve pour overPopcorn makerToaster oven/air fryer - I can't find the exact one we have but this is similarBath towels

    Want to partner with us by supporting the show for $5 a month? We are so grateful!Instagram: @christinagracehutson @stephen.hutsonChristina’s website, book, mentoring services: https://christinagracehutson.com/Podcast website and downloadables: https://www.willowtreeonline.com/

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Minordifficulties ,

Consistently a highlight

I was so grateful to follow Stephen and Christina from their subscription to this public format. This podcast is consistently a highlight for me- I always look forward to the next episode! Their encouragement and example of living a valued life in health, heart and home has made an incredible impact on my own journey. The episodes are authentic and vulnerable, while also providing takeaways, whimsy, and comfort. So grateful for this family!

SarahKelton ,

A warm hug of a podcast

I can’t recommend this podcast enough, especially for people who seek to slow down, value introspection, and deeply enjoy authenticity. Christina and Stephen are insanely lovable. They share so vulnerably and cover a perfect balance of topics under the umbrella of health, heart, and home. They have a way about their dynamic that feels a little like therapy and a little like chatting with a friend at the same time. It’s a beautiful combination of focused and unscripted. What a delight it is to hear not only about the topics they plan, but what their toddler is up to these days or a fun food they ate this week. Highly recommend subscribing!

EEEpiphone ,

Such valuable and relatable content!

As a former subscription holder I highly recommend this podcast.

Stephen and Christina warmly invite us to listen in as they share applicable insights through building a life in alignment with our values. We see common threads as we glimpse into their joys and suffering, hear their vulnerability and gain new knowledge in relation to wholeness and its expression through our heart, health and home.

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