Episode 11: How Broken Beginnings Birthed a Passion for Renewing Marriages | Dale and Heather Aceron

Episode 11: How Broken Beginnings Birthed a Passion for Renewing Marriages | Dale and Heather Aceron

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Dale and Heather Aceron nearly didn’t make it through the first two years of their marriage. But their marriage found new life and they learned what it took to have a thriving relationship. Today, they share practical marriage tips on their Quick and Dirty Marriage Podcast and are passionate about seeing marriages and communities renewed.

In this interview, you’ll hear how dark those early days were, what key things happened to help them dig out and begin to build a strong marriage, and what brought them to launch their own podcast.

 From the interview…

  • Three words that describe Dale and Heather
  • Who or what inspires them
  • Their pet peeves
  • What did they want to be when they grew up
  • The story of their marriage
  • “No wonder we’re in so much trouble. We don’t know anything!”
  • “If we, as broken as we were, could make this work… anybody can make this work”
  • The benefits of a healthy marriage on children and a community
  • “I believe we can changes society that way, one marriage at a time”
  • The value of mentor couples along the way and the words of their pastor
  • Why you can’t go into a marriage expecting your spouse to fill all your broken places
  • The importance of understanding how we’re wired
  • Most people hit bottom before they reach for help. Don’t.
  • Dale’s earlier podcast idea, eight years ago
  • Battling to keep a dream alive
  • The most rewarding aspects of making the leap to launch and grow their podcast — knowing they are making a difference in marriages.
  • How to make a podcast happen with the craziness of family life.

 

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Episode 10: Why You Need to Share Your Creative Side With the World | Kim Dettmer

Episode 10: Why You Need to Share Your Creative Side With the World | Kim Dettmer

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On this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing author and artist Kim Dettmer. She is the author of Moments Meant to Savor and you can find her art out at kimdettmer.com. Kim specializes in mixed media collage, but has worked with a whole host of art forms.

She is passionate about helping others discover their creative side and to make a difference with their craft.

 From the interview…

  • Three words that describe Kim: Creative, Upbeat/Happy, Kind
  • Who inspires Kim? Brene Brown, Oprah, Elizabeth Gilbert.
  • What did she want to be when she grew up? A mom.
  • She found that she had a need to fill up the creative part of herself
  • She started to search out new ways to be creative
  • Taking the time to be creative made her a better person, mom, wife… just happier.
  • She fought the idea that she was actually creative at first. It’s a lie.
  • “We all have our own creativity, we just need to find our medium”
  • Worked on college campuses, graphic arts, student newspapers
  • She loves to use lots of different types of papers. Ledger sheets, maps, stamps, etc.
  • There is more than meets the eye in her art.
  • She created a piece called Choose Hope tied to Sandy Hook tragedy
  • Project for a local school where she used patents, educational papers, blueprints
  • Sometimes when she’s starting, she has no idea where it will go
  • On her Mt. Rushmore of inspiration: Brene Brown, Oprah and Dr. Seuss
  • She loves to doodle. You just never know what you’ll create.
  • Her biggest roadblocks have been her own self doubt.
  • We need to get rid of the self-limiting beliefs
  • Not everyone has to like what we do or “get it”.
  • Her tagline: “Sending a little bit of happy into the world, one piece at a time.”
  • “If I create something that someone smiles at, that smile wouldn’t have been there if I didn’t create that.”
  • “Creativity can change a person. When you’re creative, you’re doing the work you’re supposed to do. You’re touching on your gifts and sharing those.”
  • Her book, Moments Meant to Savor. A big step to write and illustrate it.
  • Kim says “just start!”

 

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