Mint Arrow Messages

Mint Arrow Messages Podcast

Mint Arrow Messages is a podcast from blogger and content creator Corrine Stokoe who's best known for her fashion and deal blog Mint Arrow. In Mint Arrow Messages we talk to influencers you know and love about the REAL grit that made them who they are, the hidden stories of struggle, challenge and triumph. We're sharing their stories in hopes to create more awareness, compassion, kindness and understanding in a world that's starving for more goodness.

Ben Ward and Sellership: Turning Sellers Into Leaders
Ben Ward has been teaching people for over two decades how to become great leaders, and recently published a best-selling book called Sell-er-ship.  Sell-er-ship is a leadership parable that teaches some undying principles of leadership that apply to almost anyone who finds themselves in a position to lead people, whether that was sought after or just by circumstance.  Ben and I worked together 16 years ago at a company called Firstline Security. Even back then, I remember him being a hugely positive force ...

Touch Your Nose: Learning to Surrender
Is there anything, or anyONE, in your life that is making your life feel out of control? Are there worries keeping you up at night or stealing joy and happiness from the things you would like to be able to focus on or be more present with, but that worry in the back of your mind is just kind of always there, camped out, keeping you distracted or distraught? Today’s episode is just for you!  We are going to teach you some life-changing concepts and guiding principles that have helped both Neil in his addicti...

Taylor Hartman and The Color Code Personality Profile
Ever since I was a girl and all growing up, my mom has always referred to my siblings or me as a "blue" or a "red" or a "white" depending on where we fall into The Color Code. Created by Dr. Taylor Hartman, The Color Code is a personality profiling system that can help you to not only understand yourself and why you're driven to do the things you do, but it also helps tremendously with understanding how OTHERS around you act and think and respond to life.  Today, Neil and I get to talk to Taylor Hartman, th...


Self-Esteem: Where To Get It And How To Keep It
Recently, I opened up a question box on Instagram stories on what topics you’d like to hear Neil and me cover on this podcast. The most repeated request: talk about SELF-ESTEEM. I get it – it’s so hard to know how to find a source of true confidence in a constantly changing world that seems to want to beat us down day after day.  Today, we’re going to share our thoughts on this topic and many that are not our own but from those wiser than we are. I also share my perfect formula for having self-worth that ha...

Vanessa Quigley with Mom and Memory-making Hacks
In the 1980s and 90s, my mom was a master scrapbooker, and that’s just what moms did to preserve family memories. But times have changed and thanks to Vanessa Quigley, the creator of Chatbooks, there’s hope for moms who are not scrapbookers, like me!  Today, Vanessa shares why she got into this business of memory-keeping and how she became an accidental entrepreneur as the co-founder of Chatbooks, a hassle-free photobook system. Vanessa breaks down some of her best tips for making photo book memory-keeping ...

Decisions: Making and Sticking to Them with Joy
When was the last time you wasted a stupid amount of energy on a seriously non-important decision, like where to eat or what to wear? This morning? Yesterday? 10 minutes ago? I’m completely guilty of this!  Today, we’re going to talk about some ways to combat this, along with some things that will help you make little decisions that will change the course of your entire life. The choices we make every day – big or small – make up the trajectory of our lives. And so, by learning to make quick decisions and s...


Britain Covey on Decisions, Mindset, and Diversity - The Habits and Principles He Leans on for Success
Britain Covey is a wide receiver for the University of Utah football team, a freshman All-American who ranked fifth all-time at Utah in career punt returns, and led Utah in receiving yards in 2015, 2018, 2020.  Today, Britain shares some principles that have helped him to become successful, focused, and how he has developed daily habits toward winning. He shares what it was like giving up two years to serve a full-time mission for his church – and then red-shirting three times! He also gives us a peek into ...

Tia Stokes and Choosing Happy: Finding the Good Through Cancer, Covid, and Grief
Tia Stokes is a 35-year-old mother of 5 kids who was diagnosed on April 24, 2020, with acute myeloid leukemia. And every day since, she has been documenting her journey of fighting cancer.  Tia is a dancer, choreographer, owner of two dance studios, and former backup dancer to celebrity singer Beyonce (no big deal!). Today, Tia shares the raw and real ups and downs of having cancer, getting COVID and pneumonia, needing a bone marrow transplant, and also losing her mother after her first round of chemo.  Tia...

Why We’re Not “Mormons” Anymore
In 2018, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russell M. Nelson, gave a talk entitled “the correct name of the church” in which he pleaded with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to call the church by the correct name, and not embrace the nickname that was given to our church long ago. This was a correction that spoke directly to my heart.  In today’s podcast, I’m going to share why both Neil and I feel so passionately about this correction and why we’ve ...


Betsy & Gentry Mikesell on Miracles and The Power of Prayer After an Almost Fatal Plane Crash
If you're in the mood for an incredibly uplifting and inspiring story on the power of prayer and miracles, you are going to love today's episode! Betsy Mikesell, co-founder of Beddy’s, and her husband Gentry, share with me their crazy story of getting on a small airplane and crash-landing, and the miracles that followed as her husband Gentry faced life-or-death circumstances – and is still learning to walk again today. In fact, Gentry was able to take a video and capture the final moments before the crash w...

When You Lose Your Faith: What to Do and Where to Turn
What do you do when you start to lose your faith? A lot of people we love are struggling with their faith right and grasping for truth right now. These are still really trying times as the world is still upside down. Today, we are sharing some simple steps you can take to strengthen your belief in God and build on a foundation of truth that will not let you down.  I’ve felt strongly compelled to share this message THREE times today and I hope it reaches whoever it needs to reach and that the stories we shar...

Pre and Post-Natal Fitness with Becky Burgess: The Ins and Outs of Women’s Health Before and After babies
Becky Burgess of Good for the Swole is a pre and post-natal fitness specialist who I found out about through my sister Brooke when I was asking her for recommendations on workouts during and after pregnancy.  Becky has helped thousands of women like myself with workouts specifically tailored for a woman’s body during and after pregnancy. She focuses on how to really strengthen the parts of your body that will help you during delivery and what will help your body to recover from giving birth.  In today’s pod...


Diversity and inclusion with Jennifer Borget: Why Racial Inclusion Matters and How to Be Better About It
In September of 2019, I invited a friend of mine, Jennifer Borget, to have a conversation with me about racial inclusivity and how to teach my kids to be more racially inclusive.  As we talked about what to air and who we might interview for this year’s upcoming Martin Luther King Day, the first since the death of George Flloyd, I felt really strongly that re-airing this episode would be the best thing to share today. So many people weren’t listeners when this episode first aired. And even for those who wer...

One Day at a Time
Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed by looking at the future, or how to overcome a huge hurdle, or even how you’re going to make an inch of PROGRESS when you’ve got miles ahead of you? Today, we’re talking about the life-altering concept of “one day at a time” and why it’s absolutely vital in both addiction recovery and in spiritual progression.    One day at a time is a true principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ and in all aspects of life. When you choose to make good choices and choose to live one...

Progression, Goals, and Divine Discontent
It's FINALLY a new year! Some of us are diving in head-first to set goals and make changes. Some dread the new year as a cliche time to set goals. And some are just breathing a gigantic sigh of relief that 2020 is over.  Today, Neil and I talk about our personal experiences with goals and change, and how to make sure change is coming from a GOOD place – the kind that settles in and lasts and changes who you are – not just a few days or weeks of what you do. We discuss why it's vital to our happiness to prog...


Jamie O’Banion on the secret to her success in business and motherhood
Boss Babe Jamie O’Banion launched BeautyBio in 2011 with one mission, Truth in Beauty. After working alongside her father in their family-owned cosmetic lab and learning to speak beauty as a second language, Jamie witnessed prestige brands using minimal concentrations of active ingredients to save on costs but still make clinical claims.  Having created several best-selling formulas, Jamie and her father were ready to design a line that was not only efficacious but formula-honest and results-driven.  Inspir...

Three Christmas Stars: Two Stories of Old and One Christmas Star That God Will Send Us Tonight
Do you love the story of the star that the shepherds saw on the night that Jesus was born? We are talking a little about why we love that story so much, and also a story of people who saw that same star that you may not have heard before. It’s one of my very favorite Christmas stories.  But did you know there’s a new star this year? Yes. A new Christmas star that will be visible tonight from anywhere in the world where skies are clear. I hope you enjoy these three short (but true!) stories and that you feel...

Light The World with Ethan from Thirst: doing good in brick and mortar
In 2016, the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a campaign called Light The World, to encourage people to give service and charity to one another during the Christmas season. Like so many others, I jumped all-in and had some life-changing experiences that would also change my Christmases forever. But I remember one person standing out to me that year, among so many who chose to share their service on social media. Ethan Cisneros, the owner of the drink and treat shop in downtown Salt Lake ...


When the Miracle Doesn’t Happen: what we believe and how to proceed
Have you had a circumstance (or many) in your life where you feel like maybe God wasn’t listening to your prayers, or that He didn’t give you the miracle you so needed? Maybe it was something big or something small, and maybe it was what we’d call a righteous desire, which is something that could only be a good thing if it were granted.  Today, Neil and I discuss why we believe sometimes God doesn’t give us what we ask for, and what to do about it. We share from our own experience and what has been comforti...

Modern Discipleship With Lizzy Jensen: Why Faith and Spirituality Are More Important Than Ever
Lizzy Jensen is a mother of five, an attorney, entrepreneur, and the founder of a non-profit called The Small Seed, which is designed to bring women of faith together. In today's podcast, my dear friend Lizzy shares what inspired her to start The Small Seed from a hospital bed while carrying high-risk twins, and why she feels so passionately about having a place for women to share about and strengthen each other's faith.  Lizzy talks to me about why she believes it's SO important to have diversity in the re...

Bullying: why it happens and what to do about it
From a former bully and someone who’s been bullied, Neil and I both share our experiences with bullying in today’s podcast. We talk about why Neil was a bully as a kid, and what he’s done to try to make it right.  We also share tips from professionals on how to help your child to NOT be a bully, and what to do if they are being bullied. Finally, I share a personal story of when I was bullied in middle school, how that has affected me, and what I’ve tried to do to make that a learning experience. As you’re l...


Jane Clayson Johnson on Depression: a candid conversation about our experiences with mental illness
Jane Clayson Johnson is an award-winning journalist widely known for her work at CBS News, ABC News, and on the nationally syndicated NPR program, On Point. For more than two decades, she traveled the world, covering domestic and international stories and interviewing the biggest newsmakers of the day. At CBS News, Jane was co-anchor of The Early Show, a regular correspondent for 48 Hours, and an investigative reporter for “Eye on America” segments for the CBS Evening News.  In 2018, Jane published her book...

A Bountiful Kitchen's Thanksgiving dinner tips! My questions (and yours), her answers.
Thanksgiving is NEXT THURSDAY!!! Are you ready? Are you hosting? Are you wondering how the heck to cook everything and have it ready AND HOT at the same time? Wondering how to cook a turkey without drying it out? What to do to prepare, or what to make ahead, or what you can buy this week, or how much turkey you should actually make to have leftovers, or if you can defrost a turkey in the microwave the day of?  If you've answered yes to ANY of these questions, then today's podcast is just for you. I'm gettin...

Quickly apologizing: a principle that’s changed our marriage
When Neil and I worked a 12-step program years ago, we both took on a serious commitment to “continue to take personal inventory, and when you’re wrong, promptly admit it.”  This COMMITMENT has completely changed our relationship for the better. But it’s not always easy! And it certainly doesn’t come naturally for me.  Today, we’re sharing a few stories from our own MARRIAGE of how we’ve applied this, exactly what it looks, feels, and sounds like, and how it can change all of your relationships for the bett...


Baby sleep tips with Jess Hudson of SleepShop: how to get your baby to sleep!
If you've had babies or you're preparing to have one, you know that one of the VERY trickiest things to do is to figure out HOW to get your baby to sleep through the night!  Today, I'm sharing an interview with Jess Hudson of Sleep Shop Consulting, based here in Orange County. Jess shares all about her best tips and tricks for getting babies to sleep. Jess reached out to me when I posted on Instagram about Harry going through a 4-month sleep regression in the form of a several-day-in-a-row nap strike. Jess’...

Remember: why this word is so important to us
The word REMEMBER originated from the Latin meaning “called to mind” or “mindful” and today we are going to talk about why remember is such an important word to us, in our lives, and in our spiritual journey.  We share some personal and sacred spiritual and life experiences about remembering, and examples from the scriptures and from the Savior on why the word remember is, as Spencer W Kimball once said, “perhaps the most important word in the English language.” Remembrance has been an impactful element in ...

Dallas Jenkins and The Chosen: Getting to Know Jesus in a Whole New Way
If you’re a Christian (and even if you’re not!) there’s a good chance you’ve heard people talk about the new TV series about Jesus called The Chosen. The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season series television show about Jesus Christ. It’s the #1 highest crowd-funded project of all-time at $10 million from over 19,000 people, and it has already been translated into 50 languages and counting. Today, I get to sit down with the director and creator of The Chosen, Dallas Jenkins, and ask him all about the inspi...


Enduring it well: why God allows long-suffering
If you’re in the midst of a trial that feels like it’s lasting forever and you cannot understand why, or if you’ve ever asked yourself “when will this suffering end?” then today’s podcast is for you.  Neil and I are going to talk about long-suffering and trials that seem to last forever. We felt this would be a good topic because a lot of people are going through so many hard things right now. We’re talking about the reasons we go through trials that last a long time, what we’re supposed to do about them, a...

Jennifer Anderson on how to get picky kids to eat healthy food
Jennifer Anderson is a mom, wife, registered dietitian, and creator behind the brand Kids Eat in Color. When Jennifer was a new mom, she learned that feeding kids is sometimes tricky. When her first kid fell off the growth chart, she realized how much effort can go into feeding a child. With a Master’s of Science in Public Health, in International Health and Human Nutrition from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Jennifer completed her dietetics coursework through the University of Northern Colorado. Th...

How to make the right big & important decisions
Is it just us, or has life thrown you a whole bunch of curveballs? Do you have a lot of crossroads coming up in your life? Does it sometimes feel like the whole world is falling apart and that darkness, destruction, and division are stronger than ever? Today, we’re going to talk about the BIGGEST decisions we’ve made in our marriage. We’re sharing our exact process for making important decisions in our life, and how we make sure we’re making the RIGHT decisions every single time.  We also share one big fail...


Abi Ayres on spiritual clarity: what does God need you to know today
One year ago, Abi Ayres went viral on insta stories with a haircut that she named Carol and attracted a large following of people drawn to her hilarious personality and refreshing real-take on everyday life. What you might not know is the spiritual back-story of what led up to that viral moment in her life. Today Abi shares that story with me and some really deep, insightful takeaways on how to get clear answers from God through meditation on what His path is for you. She also shares some of the best lesson...

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Cat Deeley on the Joy of Motherhood
If you're a fan of the hit show So You Think You Can Dance, you probably feel like I do, like you have a true friend in the show's host Cat Deeley. Cat has been in the entertainment industry for many years, first with MTV and now with SYTYCD but she also has another very important side of her private life, and that's her role as a mother. Cat recently wrote a beautiful children's book inspired by her two little boys called The Joy in You, and today I had the pleasure of sitting down with her to talk all abo...

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The payoff and promise of hard work
In a nod to Labor Day, Neil and I decided to focus today’s discussion on the value of hard work. We share stories about learning to work hard, and lots of favorite quotations on the principle of work and the payoff you reap from your effort with anything in life. I dive a little deeper into what life looked like as I tried to become a piano prodigy from the age of 10-18 and Neil shares some of his most impactful takeaways from the years he worked serving as a missionary for our church.   Show Notes:   “Stic...

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Fatima Dedrickson on friendship: the power of just one friend
Have you ever felt like you’re the only one who struggles with finding good friends? That everyone else around you has built-in best friends and you’re the “odd man out?” Today in my interview with Fatima Dedrickson, also known by all her friends and family as “Fatty,” we talk about her experiences over the years with friendship and making the effort to be a good friend. Her stories start with being an international student at BYU who didn’t speak any English, having to take a dictionary to class and try to...

Netflix CHEER star Summer Wilkinson on dedication to her sport, studies and faith
If you're a fan of the huge hit Netflix series CHEER then you're in for a real treat today. Summer Wilkinson, a member of the Navarro College Cheer team in 2018-2019 was on the team during the pilot season of the emmy-nominated docuseries that swept the nation and kept everyone entertained during the first couple months of COVID-19. Summer shares with me what it was like to be on Navarro Cheer, how much hard work went into preparing for and staying on the team, and also her unique experiences as a member of...

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How to pray: breaking down the basics of how, when and why we pray
Have you ever wondered how to pray? Or what to even say in a prayer? Or does prayer even work? Today, Neil and I talk all about why we pray, how we pray, why and how it works, and what we do to make ourselves more available for answers to prayers. We totally break down our step by step process of an individual prayer and why we believe in the collective power of prayer. Show Notes:   Bible Dictionary Definition of Prayer https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bd/prayer?lang=eng   Ask of God: ...


How to pray: breaking down the basics of how, when and why we pray
Have you ever wondered how to pray? Or what to even say in a prayer? Or does prayer even work? Today, Neil and I talk all about why we pray, how we pray, why and how it works, and what we do to make ourselves more available for answers to prayers. We totally break down our step by step process of an individual prayer and why we believe in the collective power of prayer. Show Notes:   Bible Dictionary Definition of Prayer https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bd/prayer?lang=eng   Ask of God: ...

Volunteering with death: firefighter nurse Kris Jenkins' story of helping in NYC during the height of the pandemic
Kris Jenkins works for the Salt Lake Fire Department as a firefighter, paramedic and as a registered nurse for a Salt Lake hospital Emergency Room. Kris and I went to high school together and I found out on our 2003 facebook reunion page about his heroic effort to leave his family for a month and volunteer during the height of the pandemic in New York. Today Kris shares his inspiring story of why he felt compelled to go volunteer in New York as a nurse, what it was like to work every single day for a month ...

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Volunteering with death: firefighter nurse Kris Jenkins' story of helping in NYC during the height of the pandemic
Kris Jenkins works for the Salt Lake Fire Department as a firefighter, paramedic and as a registered nurse for a Salt Lake hospital Emergency Room. Kris and I went to high school together and I found out on our 2003 facebook reunion page about his heroic effort to leave his family for a month and volunteer during the height of the pandemic in New York. Today Kris shares his inspiring story of why he felt compelled to go volunteer in New York as a nurse, what it was like to work every single day for a month ...

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Cancel culture, second chances and forgiveness
Do you know what “cancel culture” actually means? It’s okay if you didn’t, we didn’t either until recently. Today we discuss cancel culture, some recent examples in the media and talk through the dynamic social media plays in our world on whether people should have second chances. This leads us to talk about forgiveness and Neil opens up about his feelings toward the people who shot and killed his brother Dave 18 months ago, and what he’s doing to process and work through that situation. We conclude with so...

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Cancel culture, second chances and forgiveness
Do you know what “cancel culture” actually means? It’s okay if you didn’t, we didn’t either until recently. Today we discuss cancel culture, some recent examples in the media and talk through the dynamic social media plays in our world on whether people should have second chances. This leads us to talk about forgiveness and Neil opens up about his feelings toward the people who shot and killed his brother Dave 18 months ago, and what he’s doing to process and work through that situation. We conclude with so...

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Tim Ballard of O.U.R. Rescue: what you can do to HELP SAVE KIDS from human trafficking
Tim Ballard serves as the co-chair of the White House Public-Private Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking, and is the CEO and founder of the nonprofit organization operation Underground Railroad which saves kids from human trafficking. Tim’s mission in life is to end human trafficking and allow victims to receive the treatment necessary for healing. Human trafficking or modern day slavery, is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, it’s a 153-Billion-dollar industry.    Today Tim sits dow...

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Schooling in a pandemic: homeschool, online and distance learning options and advice from a Utah State Board of Education member Laura Belnap
Distance learning, homeschooling, online education oh my! All of the facebook mom groups I belong to are exploding right now with questions and discussion threads with hundreds of comments from other parents panicking about their options for this fall, what to do, what their options even are and how to decide what's best for their children and their schooling this fall. Today I'm interviewing a dear friend of mine, Laura Belnap, who is the MOST qualified person I know to speak on this subject who will be ab...

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Civility in unrest: why we desperately need more kindness and awareness in times of trouble
Have you noticed that during the most crazy year that any of us have ever seen in our lifetime, we’re also seeing common courtesy and civility fade, especially in online interactions? Today Neil and I discuss why civility, kindness and respect are SO KEY to making progress and surviving all the challenges we face in this world. We talk about why it’s vital that we pay attention to what we’re saying in front of our kids, and the tone we’re using to express our opinions, putting ourselves in the shoes of othe...

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Dr. Aliza Pressman on Raising Good Humans: my questions and Aliza’s answers on teaching kids to be good humans
Dr Aliza Pressman is a developmental psychologist, parent educator, asst. clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and SeedlingsGroup. As a mother of two, she also hosts the podcast Raising Good Humans where she shares her parenting advice from a clinical, academic and mom perspective. Today Aliza and I have a conversation all about my most recent parenting questions like how to teach kids good work ethic over the summer, applying choices and consequences appropriately in pare...

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Strengthening marriage: tips and takeaways that have changed our marriage
“Does anyone stay together anymore?” And “is anyone actually happy in their marriage, or is it all smoke and mirrors?” These are some of the comments I saw on social media a couple weeks ago after the announcement of Dave and Rachel Hollis’s divorce. While we obviously have no idea what happened there, it sparked a lot of conversations in my life and even between Neil and me about what really keeps people together and what the makeup is of a happy marriage. Today we’re sharing some of the tips, advice and a...

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Elle Rowley’s advice for moms: a candid convo about covid survival, PPD, and being intentionally positive in uncertainty
Elle Rowley is the founder of Solly Baby, a wildly popular baby wrap company that’s now expanded to swaddles and crib sheets and baby clothes and beyond. Elle is a mom of four, entrepreneur and a leader I look up to so much for advice on everything from motherhood to marketing, and she really has a gift for being calming and reassuring and connecting with women. Today I sit down with Elle (virtually) and have a conversation about her best advice for new moms and seasoned moms about the current times we’re l...

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C section birth story: Corrine and Neil talk about baby Harry’s birth and what it’s like to have a c-section delivery
Baby Harry is here and we’re sharing his birth story today! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to have a c-section, today we talk about it from both the mom and dad’s perspective. We share what it feels like, looks like, what to expect and some of our tips for having the best experience on delivery day if you’re having a scheduled c-section. www.sakara.com/MINTARROW for 20% off your order! www.naturalcycles.com/MINTARROW for 20% off your annual subscription, plus a free thermometer! Produced by Dear Med...

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Jennifer Borget on Black Lives Matter: how to be part of REAL changes in anti-racism
After an emotional and historical day, watching the nation and even the world come together to amplify the message that Black Lives Matter in response to George Floyd’s death, I reached out to my friend Jennifer Borget on blackout Tuesday and she graciously agreed to come back on the podcast and discuss anti-racism with me. She also has an incredibly unique perspective as a black woman in an inter-racial marriage, married to a white police officer, so we talked about her experiences and suggestions on uniti...

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Michelle and Khyl Shumway on miracles: surviving an Alaskan plane crash against all odds
Michelle and Khyl Shumway are owners of the business Rad Swim, a super cute modest swimwear company based in Utah. But what you might not know about their story is that Khyl was one of two men out of 6 who survived a plane crash in Alaska the summer of 2003. Today Khyl shares with me the many miracles he believe saved his life, along with Michelle and the tender mercies she experienced as she waited to find out if he would survive the crash. Their story is riveting and inspirational and full of hope and I c...

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Memorial Day: remembering the 2 men we named baby Harry after & thoughts on life after death
Memorial Day is a very tender time for so many who are remembering loved ones, especially those who died in combat to secure the freedoms we all enjoy in the United States of America. Today we take a bit of time to honor and thank them, and share memories of the two men who we named our baby boy Harold David after, my grandpa Harold and Neil’s brother Dave. We also share our thoughts and feelings about life after death, what we believe happens to our loved ones after they pass on, and what they’re busy doin...

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Susie Allison from Busy Toddler: independent play and tips for littles learning at home
Susie Allison, a former kindergarten and 1st grade teacher, now stay at home mom, is also the genius creator of the account busy toddler that has amassed almost a million followers on Instagram at the time of this recording. Susie shares tips on keeping toddlers happily busy with independent play based on projects that will cost $5 or less, using many things you probably have in your home already. Today Susie shares with us so much of her wisdom about getting kids to play independently, schedules, TV time, ...

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Honesty and integrity: why this lost virtue is so vital in business and a happy life
A few nights ago, Neil and I got into a deep discussion about the need for integrity and how it seems to be less and less common in the world, and more and more accepted as just “the way things are” or have to be. We felt strongly that today’s episode needed to be on honesty and integrity, in business, in our personal lives, and in recovery. Neil shares his perspective as a recovering addict and I share some examples of business and personal times where I’ve faced the option to be honest or yield to temptat...

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Greg McKeown on essentialism: how to really ask yourself “what is essential” and why it matters
New York Times best selling author and soon to be podcast host Greg McKeown shares with me today some of the philosophies that he teaches in his well-known book Essentialism, a book that quite honestly transformed my life! He talks about the art of saying no, of really getting back to what matters most in life, and how that can set you free to live the life you were intended to live. He shares some fun examples of how essentialism has guided him as a father and how he and his wife have seen their family and...

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Sharing faith fearlessly: tips on sharing your testimony in authentic natural ways
I love to share about the gospel of Jesus Christ with my online audience, but it wasn't always that way! Today Neil and I dig into the topic of sharing about your faith online or with others around you, fearlessly and without hesitation. We talk about why it was so scary at first, how I got over that fear and what led me to a passion for sharing the gospel online. We talk about what topics people are seeking answers for most and how to share in natural and effective ways, why it's a lie that you can't talk ...

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Infertility awareness: Kendyl Madsen (Corrine's best friend) shares about her struggles with infertility including 4 miscarriages and 3 rounds of IVF to get her two miracle babies here
Infertility affects about 6.1 million women in the united states alone, according to the CDC. And since April is infertility and infant loss awareness month, I asked one of my very best friends Kendyl Madsen, who knows the struggle of infertility better than almost anyone else I know, to share her story of getting her two babies here after hundreds of shots, tests and three full rounds of IVF. Kendyl was gracious enough to share her entire journey of ups and downs with getting pregnant and losing pregnancie...

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Joy Cho and business wisdom: pivoting, leadership and family
Joy Cho of the blog Oh Joy has been working in the creative design space since 2005 and now runs a lifestyle brand and design studio, including licensed product lines with Target, Band-Aid, CalPak and more. Joy also has amassed a following of nearly 13 million Pinterest followers and has twice been named one of Time's most influential people on the internet under 30. Joy shares her wisdom with all of us that she's gained on leadership, the importance of pivoting in your business (which is top of mind for SO...

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Joy Cho and business wisdom: pivoting, leadership and family
Joy Cho of the blog Oh Joy has been working in the creative design space since 2005 and now runs a lifestyle brand and design studio, including licensed product lines with Target, Band-Aid, CalPak and more. Joy also has amassed a following of nearly 13 million Pinterest followers and has twice been named one of Time's most influential people on the internet under 30. Joy shares her wisdom with all of us that she's gained on leadership, the importance of pivoting in your business (which is top of mind for SO...

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Alcoholism awareness month: where to find help + AA 12-step concepts that will help anyone right now
Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol. The program was started in April 1987 with the intention of targeting college-aged students who might be drinking too much as part of their newfound freedom. It has since become a national movement to draw more attention to the causes and effects of alcoholism as well as how to h...

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Alcoholism awareness month: where to find help + AA 12-step concepts that will help anyone right now
Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol. The program was started in April 1987 with the intention of targeting college-aged students who might be drinking too much as part of their newfound freedom. It has since become a national movement to draw more attention to the causes and effects of alcoholism as well as how to h...

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The American Moms and Politics: how to stay informed, teach your kids and be a good citizen in highly political times
This episode was recorded several weeks before COVID-19 became the hot-topic global issue that we're now living in, but in some ways it makes the content even more applicable to what we're facing currently. In today's episode, I interview twin sisters, moms, political junkies, former White House and Capitol Hill staffers Andrea Reeve and Brittany Richman who are both incredibly passionate about American politics. Andrea and Brittany answer some of my toughest questions about how to get the very most well-ro...

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Perspective: positivity and introspection during the chaos of Coronavirus
This week we felt compelled to chat all about what we're doing to deal with Coronavirus, and how positivity can change your perspective. We talk about actions you can take to see this time as a gift, being spiritually prepared for whatever may come, and keeping an attitude of faith and optimism instead of fear. Show Notes:   Talks referenced in this episode:   “Consistent and Resilient Trust” L. Todd Budge https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2019/10/27budge?lang=eng   “Preparation ...

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Perspective: positivity and introspection during the chaos of Coronavirus
This week we felt compelled to chat all about what we're doing to deal with Coronavirus, and how positivity can change your perspective. We talk about actions you can take to see this time as a gift, being spiritually prepared for whatever may come, and keeping an attitude of faith and optimism instead of fear. Show Notes:   Talks referenced in this episode:   “Consistent and Resilient Trust” L. Todd Budge https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2019/10/27budge?lang=eng   “Preparation ...

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Emily Belle Freeman on collaborative faith: how to come together as Christians and why it matters
Emily Belle Freeman is a well-known author, teacher and now youtuber and podcaster whose YouTube channel "Don't Miss This" with Dave Butler has exploded over the past two years. But one of her greatest passions in life is working with and building communities of Christian women of different denominations who can learn from each other's differing perspectives and grow in their faith in Christ. Today Emily shares with me how her love for creating these bible study groups began, what her tips are for women who...

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How do you hear the voice of the Lord?
On February 26, Neil and I both received an email from the President of our church inviting us to think deeply about how we hear the voice of the Lord, and to share our experiences and feelings about Jesus Christ. Today Neil and I dig into the topic of God speaking to us, and how we hear the voice of the Lord. We share some personal experiences and tips on what helps us hear His voice, describe exactly what that feels like, looks like and sounds like, and how and when we have experienced it most in our live...

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How do you hear the voice of the Lord?
On February 26, Neil and I both received an email from the President of our church inviting us to think deeply about how we hear the voice of the Lord, and to share our experiences and feelings about Jesus Christ. Today Neil and I dig into the topic of God speaking to us, and how we hear the voice of the Lord. We share some personal experiences and tips on what helps us hear His voice, describe exactly what that feels like, looks like and sounds like, and how and when we have experienced it most in our live...

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Shan Tripp's tips for babies and kids: Pediatric nurse and homeschooling mom shares tips on keeping your kiddos safe and enjoying motherhood
Shan Tripp spent several years as a pediatric emergency room nurse, and has now moved her family across the big pacific ocean to live full time in Hawaii and homeschool her four kids. Today she shares with all of us her top tips for keeping your kiddos safe at home, after years of taking care of kids who wound up in the ER at Salt Lake's Primary Children's Hospital, along with some really beautiful advice about trusting a mother's intuition and truly enjoying the moments that pass so quickly between mother ...

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Corrine and Neil on Working together as a couple: how we ended up as business partners and advice for working together
When Neil and I first got married, working together as business partners was far from our envisioned happily ever after, but yet here we are working together full time on our small business from home every day. Today we're sharing what led up to all of this, and what advice we would give anyone else trying to run a business or even just run a life together as a couple.   Show Notes: Clifton Strengths Finder Test https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/strengthsfinder.aspx Register your child for Laurel ...

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Rock-bottom to ringing the bell with CEO Shawn Nelson: Chapter 11 bankruptcy to going public with Lovesac and all the leadership and life lessons he's learned
As a teenage kid fresh out of high school, Shawn Nelson came up with the idea of making his own bean bag with foam that caught on like wildfire across the US within a few years. As his business LoveSac took off, he also won a million dollar investment from Richard Branson on the hit TV show Rebel Billionare. Like many businesses that grow super quickly, LoveSac hit a rock bottom in those early years as they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Shawn explains to me what it was like to stick with his business and...

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Rock-bottom to ringing the bell with CEO Shawn Nelson: Chapter 11 bankruptcy to going public with Lovesac and all the leadership and life lessons he's learned
As a teenage kid fresh out of high school, Shawn Nelson came up with the idea of making his own bean bag with foam that caught on like wildfire across the US within a few years. As his business LoveSac took off, he also won a million dollar investment from Richard Branson on the hit TV show Rebel Billionare. Like many businesses that grow super quickly, LoveSac hit a rock bottom in those early years as they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Shawn explains to me what it was like to stick with his business and...

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Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife: let’s talk about sex! Why the struggle is so real in marriages and what to do about it
Today’s episode is very different from our normal lineup. We’re talking about intimacy in marriage and so if you have littles in the room, now would be a good time to push pause and either find some headphones or wait until later to listen. We go in depth on this topic as Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife answers all of my burning questions (and yours from a question box on Instagram stories) about sex and marriage and how you can improve your marital intimacy. This episode is intended for married couples and is ...

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Grief with Neil and Corrine: one year after Dave's death and what we've learned about grief.
This past year, Neil and I have learned a lot about grief as we've processed the death of his brother Dave Stokoe, whose story you can hear in episode 1 of Mint Arrow Messages. Today we share some of the feelings we experienced individually, as a couple and as a family, what's helped us most, and hopefully what can help anyone else who loses a loved one or knows someone going through grief.   Show Notes: Corrine’s article on marrying a recovering addict https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/2019...

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Brooke White - Letting God Lead: her American Idol story and God's hand in all of it
You may remember Brooke White as the indie-pop singer and songwriter from season 7 of American Idol. But what you might not know is her crazy back-story of how she even ended up as a contestant on American idol, how she felt God led her to that decision and opened doors all along the way. Brooke shares how she learned to get out of her own way, and that God has a plan for you that He will make happen, if you’ll only allow Him to.   Show Notes: Brooke’s Instagram @brookewhite https://www.instagram.com/realbr...

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Senior Missionaries before Retirement: the story of my parents Grant and Si Foster deciding to serve an 18 month mission before they retire.
My parents have always talked about going on a service mission for our church together someday for as long as I can remember, but the plan was always for them to leave after retirement age. They shocked my siblings and me about a year ago at Christmas time when they announced to our family they'd be leaving on an 18 month mission to Barcelona Spain in 2020, NOT because my dad was retiring early, but because they felt extremely impressed that this was the will of the Lord. Today we walk through both of their...

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Digital parenting with Mindy McKnight: how to raise cyber-smart kids with Viral Parenting author Mindy McKnight of Cute Girls Hairstyles
Mindy McKnight is a wife, mom of 6 and CEO of the multi-million subscriber YouTube channel Cute Girls Hairstyles. Mindy pioneered YouTube and has raised teenagers and little kids through a digital age and picked up all kinds of knowledge and wisdom along the way. Today she shares with me her best tips on raising kids in a technology-driven world including things like cell phone contracts, what age she recommends to give a kid a phone, how to stay in the loop on what they're going through and understand the ...

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Finance and marriage with Jordan Page: tactical tips on how to budget to live the life of your dreams
Jordan Page is a blogger, youtuber and financing/budgeting guru who's been featured on the Today Show, Rachel Ray and Good Morning America as a frugality expert. Her budgeting bootcamps have helped countless people get out of debt and live the life of their dreams and today she shares some of her BEST advice on how to keep finances in your marriage healthy and how to work together toward your goals individually and as a couple. Jordan and I really get into some of her nitty gritty tips and if you're looking...

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Gestational Surrogacy with Kelsey Nixon: a deep dive into gestational surrogacy and Kelsey's message to "just keep going" when life gets hard
My dear college friend and fellow broadcast journalism classmate from BYU, Kelsey Nixon is today's podcast guest. Kelsey is one of THE MOST successful students to come out of our graduating broadcast journalism class, as a contestant on Food Network Star season 4 to landing her own cooking shows with The Cooking Channel, regular appearances on The Today Show and Rachel Ray, publishing cookbooks and even creating an exclusive product line with the home shopping network, and now hosting her own show with BYUT...

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Testimonies of Jesus Christ: wrapping up this year's #LightTheWorld campaign by sharing testimonies of The Savior as we celebrate His birth
This week we wrap up the #LightTheWorld campaign by reviewing a few of our favorite experiences so far serving others One by One to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We also invited several bloggers, youtubers and influencers to share their testimonies of the Savior Jesus Christ with you. It's my hope that as you hear these testimonies you'll feel the love that our Savior has for YOU and that you'll be inspired to share your light with others as well. Special thanks to @femalefoodie, @colettekati, @ihear...


Faith over fear with Desiree Hartstock: season 9 Bachelorette's back-story of following God's calling
If you consider yourself part of Bachelor Nation you're going to LOVE today's episode! And even if you aren't, but you're a person of faith or just love good-hearted people, I think you'll really enjoy today's discussion with Desiree Hartstock Siegfried. Like many of you, I watched Desiree on Season 17 of The Bachelor and my friends and I would say "she seems like she would be friends with us!" and we were all thrilled when she was chosen as The Bachelorette. Today we talk about way more than just her exper...

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Ruby Franke's story of living with less: How 8passengers vlogger sacrificed to save her family from financial ruin and find peace
Today's story is an inspiring one! My friend Ruby Franke, mom of 6 and vlogger at the youtube channel 8passengers, shares her story with me of how she and her husband as newlyweds found themselves buried in debt and barely able to pay for milk at the grocery store without putting it on a credit card or line of credit. She tells me about how they sold their home and went back to apartment living and stayed committed to living within their means instead of keeping up with the Joneses, and how they still conti...

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Light the World: 25 ways in 25 days to invite Christ back into your Christmas
Today Neil and I talk all about what the #LightTheWorld campaign has meant to our family over the past several Christmas seasons, some of the good we've been able to be part of and how easy it is to get involved, no matter WHAT faith you belong to. We share some personal experiences and my strong personal philosophy of WHY social media exists, and the power of doing a little good on the internet and how far that can go to change lives. We talk about some favorite memories of #LightTheWorld service days and ...

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Childhood cancer: How 7 year old Lynden turned lemons into lemonade by raising over $40k for pediatric cancer research selling lotus bracelets
Imagine what it would be like to go from everything being totally normal one day, to finding out through a voicemail the next day that your child has cancer and needs to seen by an oncologist immediately. That's just the beginning of my friend Amanda Smith's story and today she has graciously agreed to share her family's story of her 7 year old daughter Lynden's diagnosis and 6 rounds of chemo that started only a few months ago. The MOST remarkable part of this story is that Lynden and her family have raise...

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Changing lives with Days for Girls: Celeste Mergens (founder of Days for Girls) shares how we can help empower young girls globally to stay in school and find better futures
The season of giving and doing a little more good around the world is upon us, and this week I'm bringing a guest on to tell you about one of my FAVORITE non-profit organizations, Days for Girls. Celeste Mergens, the founder and CEO of Days for Girls, shares with me her incredibly powerful story of being led by the Lord to start an organization to help women and young girls in developing countries with reusable supplies for menstruation. Days for girls also teaches and educates people globally about their b...

Honoring Veteran's Day with Amy Lou Hawthorne: Army wife and former helicopter pilot herself educates us on what it's like to be a military family
As an 8-year helicopter pilot for the US Army and now wife to a man in active duty, toting two darling kids all over the United States and sharing her journey every step of the way, Amy Lou Hawthorne is an American sweetheart who has stolen the hearts of many of my current listeners and followers. I recently asked on my instagram stories for suggestions of people to interview for Veteran's Day who either were in the armed forces themselves or married to someone in active duty, and Amy Lou Hawthorne was the ...


Honoring Veteran's Day with Amy Lou Hawthorne: Army wife and former helicopter pilot herself educates us on what it's like to be a military family
As an 8-year helicopter pilot for the US Army and now wife to a man in active duty, toting two darling kids all over the United States and sharing her journey every step of the way, Amy Lou Hawthorne is an American sweetheart who has stolen the hearts of many of my current listeners and followers. I recently asked on my instagram stories for suggestions of people to interview for Veteran's Day who either were in the armed forces themselves or married to someone in active duty, and Amy Lou Hawthorne was the ...

Modest fashion with Leena Snoubar: wearing a hijab, dressing modestly and inner confidence
Have you ever wondered why some women wear a head scarf, where that tradition comes from, and why it’s important to them? Today I have the honor of interviewing a fellow modest fashion blogger Leena from the blog With Love Leena all about her journey in wearing hijab, dressing modestly and finding the confidence to be herself in a world where modesty isn’t always easy. She shares with me why modest fashion is so important to her, how she found her confidence in wearing a head scarf even though she’s the onl...

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Friendship advice with Neil and Corrine: how to create and maintain the best types of friendships rooted in trust and love
This was a hot topic that I polled my audience about several months ago and I'm happy to bring on my best friend who's an expert at creating and maintaining deep friendships, my husband Neil. Together we talk about the importance of having good friends, where to find those friends, what to do (and NOT to do) to make sure your friendships are rooted in trust, and even some advice for parents whose kids are struggling with friendships. We hope that you'll find some ideas that are helpful and uplifting in this...

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Job loss to online boss with Pat Flynn: how the economic crash of 2008 and a layoff propelled Pat into the online world of helping people and gaining millions of superfans.
If you're into business podcasts or online business websites you've proooobably heard of Pat Flynn, the host of Smart Passive Income and blogger at smartpassiveincome.com. But have you heard his story of losing his job in 2008 like so many other Americans, and what he did to catapult his entrepreneurial career after that job loss? Today Pat shares his candid experience of job loss, how he picked himself up after that blow and decided to take action, and where that action has led him over the past 11 years. ...

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Job loss to online boss with Pat Flynn: how the economic crash of 2008 and a layoff propelled Pat into the online world of helping people and gaining millions of superfans.
If you're into business podcasts or online business websites you've proooobably heard of Pat Flynn, the host of Smart Passive Income and blogger at smartpassiveincome.com. But have you heard his story of losing his job in 2008 like so many other Americans, and what he did to catapult his entrepreneurial career after that job loss? Today Pat shares his candid experience of job loss, how he picked himself up after that blow and decided to take action, and where that action has led him over the past 11 years. ...

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Traveling for a year with Brooke Eliason: what Female Foodie has learned from living in a different city every month this year
Have you ever thought about just packing up a few bags and hitting the road for an entire year? Well that’s exactly what my sister Brooke from Female Foodie did this past year and today she’s sharing with us her ups and a few downs, why they did it, what she learned, some of her best tricks and tips for traveling and living out of a suitcase long term with a husband, a dog and a baby, and what her best advice is for someone wanting to do the same. Buckle up because this episode is going to be an adventure! ...

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Scripture study with Neil and Corrine: how to get more out of your scripture study and spiritual practice
This week we're taking one of my most frequently asked questions and answering it in an entire episode. Because I share my love for scripture study frequently on social media, I also get a lot of questions about HOW I study the scriptures. And when I asked recently what you guys wanted to see or hear from me, one of the top requests that came in over and over was for me to explain how I do my daily scripture study, what it looks like, where I fit it in, and how to get more out of a daily scripture study. Du...

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Scripture study with Neil and Corrine: how to get more out of your scripture study and spiritual practice
This week we're taking one of my most frequently asked questions and answering it in an entire episode. Because I share my love for scripture study frequently on social media, I also get a lot of questions about HOW I study the scriptures. And when I asked recently what you guys wanted to see or hear from me, one of the top requests that came in over and over was for me to explain how I do my daily scripture study, what it looks like, where I fit it in, and how to get more out of a daily scripture study. Du...

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Diversity and inclusion with Jennifer Borget: why racial inclusion matters and how to be better about it
Let’s talk about racial inclusion and how we can be better at it! We’ve come a long way as a nation, but we have a long way to go and today my friend Jennifer Borget of Cherish 365 answers all my hard and awkward questions about race and inclusivity. We talk about the right way to say things, what not to say, what it’s like to be in an inter-racial marriage and how to raise kids who have open hearts toward all people   We even talk about a black Ariel and what that means to Jennifer and her daughter in the ...

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Physical and mental heath with JJ & Erika Peterson: the story of Clean Simple Eats and inspiration behind their transformations
If you follow me on Instagram you already know I’m obsessed with clean simple eats!! Today, Neil and I get to sit down with the Founders of CSE and ask them all about their incredible meal plans and challenges, what inspired them to get started, JJ’s story of gaining and then losing 40% of his original body weight for a TV show, erica overcoming postpartum depression, all with clean eating that somehow tastes amazing too   Show Notes:   cleansimpleeats.com Enter promo code mintarrow for $15 discount on the ...

Authenticity with Amanda Perna: 2-time project runway contestant & fashion designer's insights on staying true to YOU
Description:   Amanda Perna is a creator of beautiful things, fashion designer, two-time project runway contestant and mompreneur who shares with me her story of evolving into her brand that's all about making people feel happy. She talks to me about why she believes its so very vital to stay true to you no matter what the other voices or influences around you might tell you, or what you might be telling yourself that everyone else wants from you.   Show notes:   Instagram @theamandaperna   The House of Per...

Book love with Janssen Bradshaw: teaching kids to love reading and how to pick the best books
Janssen Bradshaw, blogger of 13 years at everyday-reading.com and mom of 4 teaches me some of her best tips today on how to really engage kids in reading, how to teach them to LOVE to read, how to pick the best books, and she shares some of her top must-read recommendations       Show Notes   -Instagram @everdayreading #janssenspicturebooks   -blog https://everyday-reading.com/   -https://www.facebook.com/EverydayReadingBlog/   -book rating for younger readers https://www.commonsensemedia.org/       Must Re...


Book love with Janssen Bradshaw: teaching kids to love reading and how to pick the best books
Janssen Bradshaw, blogger of 13 years at everyday-reading.com and mom of 4 teaches me some of her best tips today on how to really engage kids in reading, how to teach them to LOVE to read, how to pick the best books, and she shares some of her top must-read recommendations       Show Notes   -Instagram @everdayreading #janssenspicturebooks   -blog https://everyday-reading.com/   -https://www.facebook.com/EverydayReadingBlog/   -book rating for younger readers https://www.commonsensemedia.org/       Must Re...

Lottery luck with Dan Markham: gaining 6M YouTube subscribers, finding success & staying humble
Dan Markham, the Youtuber who entertains more than 6 million subscribers each week, sits down with me to share his success story, how it all started with a lottery ticket and a science project, the advice he gives to people wanting to start a YouTube channel, and how they raise humble and kind kids in the making of it all.   Show Notes: What’s Inside Official website What’s Inside YouTube channel What’s Inside Family YouTube channel Wedding Present Video for Zack and Cambry...

Parenting with Neil and Corrine: our favorite expert advice + Q&A with our kids
Back to school everybody! This week we’re starting out with a fun little Q&A with our two older girls Anabelle and Lyla, and then we dive into one of the most requested topics for our podcast: parenting. We’re sharing some of the most helpful books and resources and ideas we’ve picked up along the way from experts in the field of parenting, what REALLY works for us, and we end with our fail-proof source for parenting help and advice.   Show notes: Book: “Parenting with Love and Logic” by Foster Cline and Ji...


Baby Ruby’s life and legacy with Ani Taylor: infant and child organ donation and peace in grief
Eight years ago, Ani Taylor’s baby ruby was fighting for her life in UCLA hospital while she waited for a liver transplant. Today I sit down with Ani and talk all about the beautiful details of Ruby’s life and legacy, why organ donation is such a tricky subject with babies and small children, and what every parent should consider about organ donation before they’re ever in a position to have to decide. Ani also shares with me a little about her grief process, how and why she felt peace, and what friends and...

Finding direction with Spencer Taggart: getting God’s answers to your questions
Serial entrepreneur, family man and follower of God are a few ways I’d describe our friend and guest on the podcast today, Spencer Taggart. Spence is currently teaching as a professor of entrepreneurship at BYU Hawaii, but also owns several companies and has been a motivational speaker, a business strategist and ultimately shares with us today how he counsels with the Lord in all he does. He teaches us today exactly HOW he does this, and why it’s so very pivotal in making the best choices in life, even when...

Q&A with Corrine and Neil: your questions, our answers!
This week for Mint Arrow Messages we took the topics to YOU GUYS, and asked on our instagram @mintarrow about your burning questions and what you wanted us to discuss on the podcast. We cover everything from how we met, our proposal stories (yes there were more than one!), some business advice, marriage advice, how we like to vacation, and some other funny random questions and answers.   THRIVE MARKET: Get 25% off your first order at Thrive Market + a free 30 day trial at thrivemarket.com/mintarrow   NATIVE...


Healing and Helping with Alison Faulkner: How to Cope and How to Help in Life’s Greatest Challenges
You might know her as the Alison show, because Alison has the ability to electrify a room in a matter of seconds, inspire change that shifts the whole course of someone’s life in just one workshop day, but today I sit down with my friend Alison Faulkner who I’ve known since college and we dive deep into her emotional and physical healing journey after being hit by a car a year and a half ago. Alison shares with me what she’s done to heal, how she copes with hard things in life, and what she’s learned about ...

Motherhood with Si Foster: Advice from (MY!) Seasoned Mom and Blogger ABountifulKitchen
If you've ever wished you could fast forward your life and then be able to give your younger self advice, and especially if you're a mom, you're probably going to love today's episode. Today I sat down with MY mom, Si Foster, the blogger behind the best recipe blog in the world A Bountiful Kitchen. But we didn't talk much about recipes. Instead we talked through every phase of motherhood she's experienced and what advice she would have given herself or what she wishes she would have known. We cover everythi...

Comeback Story of Setema Gali: Super Bowl Champion’s Failure and Success Story
Setema Gali, former Super Bowl champion shares with us today how we went from achieving his dream of playing in the NFL to losing everything overnight and being evicted during the recession of 2008. Setema shares how he got out of that rut by working harder than he’d ever worked, doing door to door sales for three summers and what he now coaches people to do to achieve their dreams and greatest desires in life.   Check out Setema's podcast, Your Daily Revolution...


Codependency with Mandi Gubler: How the 12-Steps can Free You from the Craziness of Codependency
This week we dive into a side of addiction recovery that I get asked a lot about, codependency, or in other words, what it’s like and how to deal with being the spouse or loved one of an addict. My guest, friend, mentor and sponsor in the 12-step program Mandi from vintage revivals is sharing her story or being married to a pain pill addict and how she set herself free from the shackles of addiction with the 12-steps....

Good Pictures Bad Pictures with Kristen Jenson: How to Protect Your Kids from Pornography
Kristen Jenson is the author of the best-selling book series, Good Pictures Bad Pictures, books that help parents teach their children what to do when they see pornography. Neil and I get asked a lot about how to protect children from developing pornography addiction and while we have a lot of experience helping adults find recovery and in our own recovery journey, we've really never felt like experts in the field of how to help children stay safe from pornography. Luckily Kristen Jenson has years and yea...

Love One Another with Nicolette Mason: How We Can Be More Loving and Inclusive to members of the LGBTQ community
For international pride day, I’m honored to introduce you to my dear friend Nicolette mason, an advocate for inclusivity, designer and content creator at Nicolettemason.com  Today Nicolette and I talk about how we can be more loving and inclusive to those specifically in the LGBTQ community, how to use inclusive language, how to make people in this community feel safe, and how it all really boils down to loving your neighbor.   @nicolettemason Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest Blog nicolettemason.com The Trevor...


The Gift of Time with Jason Dunnigan: How Giving Your Time and Support to Others Leads to a Happier Life
Jason from the modern dad - do you follow him? Because if you don’t yet, he’s about to become your new best friend. Jason’s insta stories make me laugh on the daily but what I REALLY love about Jason is how well he supports others. In my interview today with Jason, the modern dad, he teaches me about giving the gift of time to others and how supporting other people can lead us to a more abundant life....

Overcoming Opiate Addiction with Jay and Lexy: Using the 12 Steps to Get Sober and Save Your Marriage
Jay and Lexy are super good friends of ours who’ve had a major impact on not just us but hundreds of people and couples in the south Orange County area. they’ve openly shared their story of Jay’s thousand pain pills a month opiate addiction and how they almost got divorced, to finding true recovery in the 12 steps. Jay and Lexy are sharing their story today with us as well as dropping wisdom about using the 12 steps to save their marriage and how they continue to use the 12 steps to have an incredibly happy...

Positive Parenting with Ralphie Jacobs: Parenting Principles That Work Like Magic
I’m so thrilled to share with you guys a concept that has literally changed my life as a mom: positive parenting. And I feel so grateful to have the woman who taught me the ways via Instagram stories, on the podcast today, to teach all of you too. Ralphie Jacobs from Simply on Purpose shares with us today her basic principles of positive parenting and how you can bring the JOY back into parenting your children as you implement these simple principles. I’ve been amazed time and time again how her teachings W...


Self-Love with Sadie Sabin: Learning to Fill the Void in Life from Within
Today I interviewed my long time blogging friend Sadie from Simply Sadie Jane about her story of finding self love through mindfulness, meditation, hypnotherapy and how she’s helping so many other women and even children to find the same. Sadie shares some really personal stuff about her journey to find this self love and overcoming some pretty rough times with addiction to food, relationships and prescription pills and how she’s learned to be present and be still.   Check out Lawrence Corbridge's "Stand Fo...

Body Positivity with Ashley Reeves: Paradigm Shifts about the Body Positivity Movement
Body positivity is a HOT TOPIC these days and it seems like every time I turn around someone's talking about their version of body positivity and celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes, which is AWESOME. This week's interview though is one that might give you a serious paradigm shift with what body positivity is REALLY all about, we'll discuss how to talk to your kids about their bodies, and how to truly love yourself regardless of what your scale or pant size says. This week's interview with Ashley Ree...

Pornography Addiction Recovery: Our Love Story Part 2 of 2
Welcome back to our 2 part real life love story! This week we get to the good stuff, the SOLUTION in looking for addiction recovery. We really dig into what worked for us, how it worked, why it worked, and how you (or someone you love) who struggles with addiction can find that too. Neil and I both really hope that if you're feeling hopeless either because you struggle with addiction, or you're in a relationship with someone who's an addict, that what we share in this interview will help you find HOPE....


Pornography Addiction Recovery: Our Love Story Part 1 of 2
Today we're sharing a story we've shared before, OUR real life love story, of finding hope and recovery from pornography addiction. Neil and I talk about our dating journey and how he shared with me three months into dating that he had an addiction to pornography, what that looked like through our courtship and early marriage, some of the struggles we went through trying to find solution and find recovery, and what finally worked for us. Today is part 1 of 2 and make sure you come back next week to hear the...

Macro Counting with Lillie Biesinger: Fueling Your Body in a Positive Way
A few weeks ago I sat down with Lillie Biesinger, someone I had only met online previously, to talk all about macros! But we don’t just talk mechanics or specifics about weight loss or dieting, we talk about why this movement in the health and dieting industry was such a good fit for her (and for me!), how it taught her to give her body the best kind of fuel and why she’s so passionate about putting good things inside our bodies. Lillie really does feel like just the kind of friend every girl would want whe...

Faith in Business with Nicole Walters: Finding God in your Work and Every Corner of your Life
This was one of the very first interviews I recorded for Mint Arrow Messages, almost a year ago when I was still pregnant with Millie, and I recorded it with one of my ALL TIME favorites, Nicole Walters. Nicole is an incredible entrepreneur who quit her full time 6 figure corporate job in front of 10,000 people on a live stream to pursue her dream of teaching others how to be profitable in their online businesses. Since then she’s built a million dollar business, fostered and then adopted three beautiful gi...


School Shooting Survivor Cindy: Lessons Learned 20 Years after Columbine
Today’s interview is with a blog reader Cindy who was a student and survivor of the school shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. 20 years ago this week, in Littleton Colorado, the deadliest school shooting to date occurred at Columbine where two students opened fire and killed 12 students and 1 teacher and wounded more than 20, before the two shooters killed themselves.   Cindy shared with me her story of what that day was like for her, how she was kept safe during the shooting, and the tender mercies ...

Adopt Don’t Shop with Hilary Sloan: Changing the World One Puppy Rescue at a Time
Today I interviewed my friend Hilary Sloan who’s an incredible advocate for animal rescuing and the human behind the ultra popular Instagram account @ellabeanthedog. Hilary has fostered countless dogs and rescued three darling dogs starting with Ella Bean, followed by Coconut Bean and most recently Fifi Von Bean. Hilary and I talk through her story of finding and falling in love with Ella, Coconut and Fifi, the challenges they’ve overcome together, and what it’s like to adopt a dog. But most importantly, Hi...

NICU Mom Jen Hawkins: How to Love and Support your Friends who have Preemie Babies
Today’s interview was with my dear friend Jen, blogger, model and mom of two beautiful little twin girls. Jen helps me understand what it’s like to be a NICU mom, after her twins were born at 30 weeks and spent three months in the NICU. She walks me through what those days were like, the many highs and lows, and teaches me some really helpful things like NICU etiquette, and what helped them the most during that challenging time. We relive all of it and I can’t wait to share her intense and beautiful journey...


Remembering Steve: an Interview with Neil about his Brother who Took his Life in 1995
Many of you have listened to the podcast episode where I interviewed Neil about his brother Dave’s death in January 2019, just a couple of months ago.  But eight days before Dave passed away, we recorded this interview where I asked Neil all about his brother Steve who died after taking his own life in 1995.  Neil and I discuss what it was like for him to lose a brother to suicide, how that affected his family, what he learned from this loss, and how to support and help others going through grief. We wanted...

Becoming an Ironman with Brooke Eliason: From Half Marathon to Ironman in One Year
This week I sit down with my sister Brooke from the blog Female Foodie, but we don’t talk much about food, we actually talk about how she completed an iron man, which is a 2.4 mile swim, 114 miles on a bicycle, and then a 26.2 mile full marathon at the end. She went from being that girl in grade school who was one of the last to finish and absolutely hated the mile run in PE, to hearing the words “Brooke Eliason, you are an Ironman!” I can’t wait for you guys to be inspired by her story of overcoming obst...

Millennial Faith with Kenzie Elizabeth: Leaving Church and Coming Back
This week I sat down with vlogger and youtuber Kenzie Elizabeth Piper and talked a little about what we had planned to discuss - her experience with depression and anxiety - but mostly about something we totally didn't plan. The conversation really turned into a deep discussion about why SO many millennials are leaving organized religion, and what to do about it. We talked about how to love people as they leave and what not to say or do, what that was like for her, and what eventually brought her back to ch...


Fostering & Adoption with Cara Brook: Making Room for One More
In today's episode we talk to my dear friend Cara Brook, from the booming beauty brand Maskcara Beauty, all about her experience and passion for foster parenting and her experience with fostering and adopting two of her own children. She gets real about the surprises that came with this process, how they decided that adding a third child (and pretty quickly after, a fourth) to their family was the right thing at a time when she was struggling to feel like she was enough as a mom and business owner. Come lis...

Triumph Over Tragedy: The Story of Dave's Death and Choosing Light Over Darkness
Today we discuss in detail the death of Neil's brother Dave, what that was like for us, and the impact Dave had and continues to have for good. The circumstances surrounding Dave's death were beyond tragic, but we have chosen to focus on all the immeasurable good that has come from something so difficult, and honor his legacy by telling his story and sharing his message to be your best self, love life, love each other and fight whatever personal battle you are facing....

Postpartum Depression: Shedding Light on an Overshadowed Topic that so Many Women Face
In this episode Neil interviews me about my journey with postpartum depression. We talk about what that was like for me, how I identified it, how I dealt with and eventually overcame it, some of the advice I have for other mothers struggling with it or who fear having it when they have babies, and how it eventually led me to starting my blog....


Mint Arrow Messages – Trailer
Mint Arrow Messages is a podcast from blogger and content creator Corrine Stokoe who's best known for her fashion and deal blog Mint Arrow. In Mint Arrow Messages we talk to influencers you know and love about the REAL grit that made them who they are, the hidden stories of struggle, challenge and triumph. We're sharing their stories in hopes to create more awareness, compassion, kindness and understanding in a world that's starving for more goodness....