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.

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....

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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....