Rise Together Podcast

Rise Together Podcast Podcast

What if we worked as hard to listen to someone else’s truth as we did to share our own? Each week author Dave Hollis brings radical candor straight to your headphones via breathtakingly real conversations with authors, activists, and anyone with a story to tell. The results are poignant, hysterical, and heartbreaking - sometimes all inside the same episode.

114: Happiness Is Not Sustainable, But Joy Can Be - with Vanessa Joy Walker
This week on the Rise Together podcast public speaker and adversity and life strategistVanessa Joy Walker is here to break down the differences between pursuing happiness and pursuing joy, and how this pursuit can carey. You can pick up Vanessa's book, Make Room For Joy, by clicking here -> https://bookshop.org/books/make-room-for-joy-choose-hope-discover-purpose-and-cultivate-joy-in-the-middle-of-life-s-most-complicated-seasons/9781952025013 -- Dave's first-ever book, Get Out Of Your Own Way, is OUT NOW! T...

113: Learning From Our Mistakes with Sophia Amoruso
From Nasty Gal to Girlboss, and now soaring to new heights with Business Class, Sophia Amoruso has experienced the gamut of entrepreneurship. Today she stops by the Rise Together podcast to share an unflinching look at the ups and downs of her career, the lessons she holds onto and the things she would do differently now that she has the experience to draw from. We also touch on the human element of entrepreneurship, and how to stop waiting around for a mentor and become one for yourself. You can board Soph...

112: Reaching Students Across the Computer Screen with Wade and Hope King
Today I’m thrilled to share my conversation with Wade and Hope King, two powerhouse teachers and returning guests to the show. They’re here to talk about their unique approach to reaching children in the classroom, whether that’s in person or over the Internet. We also discuss their brand-new podcast for educators and parents called The New EDU, which brings their boundless joy and creativity straight to your headphones every week. If you want to hear more from Wade and Hope, you're in luck! Their brand-new...


111: No One Should Have to Struggle in Silence: Kayla Stoecklein on Moving Forward from Suicide
This week Dave sits down with Kayla Stoecklein, an author and mental health advocate who has transformed unimaginable loss into a mission that's transforming the world. A pastor's wife, Kayla found her world turned upside down when her husband Andrew took his own life in August of 2018 after an ongoing struggle with depression. Forced to reckon with a world that had never properly prepared her to deal with mental illness, Kayla decided to devote herself to ending the stigma surrounding suicide and offer a m...

110: Reframing Your Struggles with Gabby Bernstein
This week on Rise Together were joined by the amazing Gabby Bernstein, who’s ready to talk about life, spirituality, meditation, mindset, and more! Stick around: it’s a good one! You can check out all things Gabby at gabbybernstein.com! -- Dave's first-ever book, Get Out Of Your Own Way, is OUT NOW! This book is for everyone, and we mean EVERYONE: women who loved Girl Wash Your Face, men who did or didn't read Girl Wash Your Face, personal development skeptics, personal development devotees, anyone and ever...

109: Love in the Time of Corona - Sex Therapist Vanessa Marin Returns to the Podcast
Vanessa Marin, who's quickly becoming Rise Together's resident sex therapist (check out episode 38 if you don't believe me) stops by to share what she's been witnessing in relationships since the start of lockdown. We talk about navigating intimacy when you're always together, how to avoid the pitfalls of codependency, and how to create deep and meaningful connection with your partner. Wanna learn more about Vanessa, or check out some of her amazing digital courses? Click here to visit her website -> www.vm...


108: Katherine and Jay Wolf Talk to Us About How to Suffer Strong
Katherine and Jay Wolf didn’t choose hardship, but they did choose what they built with it. Join us for a daring conversation about changing your vision for your life, being there for your partner, and how to suffer strong. You can read more about Katherine and Jay's amazing story, download their free study guide, and order their book all from their website -> https://www.hopeheals.com -- Dave's first-ever book, Get Out Of Your Own Way, is OUT NOW! This book is for everyone, and we mean EVERYONE: women who ...

108: Katherine and Jay Wolf Talk to Us About How to Suffer Strong
Katherine and Jay Wolf didn’t choose hardship, but they did choose what they built with it. Join us for a daring conversation about changing your vision for your life, being there for your partner, and how to suffer strong. You can read more about Katherine and Jay's amazing story, download their free study guide, and order their book all from their website -> https://www.hopeheals.com -- Dave's first-ever book, Get Out Of Your Own Way, is OUT NOW! This book is for everyone, and we mean EVERYONE: women who ...

107: Let's Talk About Your Child's Future - with Anthony O'Neal
Anthony O’Neal stops by the podcast this week to chat with Dave about his incredible story going from homeless at nineteen to building a debt-free life, and how he’s passionate to help others do the same. If you have student loan debt, or you have a kid who’s in high school or college, you NEED to hear this episode. You can follow Anthony for more fire advice on his instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/anthonyoneal/ and check out his books, debt calculators, and more here! https://www.anthonyoneal.com — ...


The Lie: My Work is Who I Am
Happy Friday! I wanted to share with you a chapter from my book this week, because it's going on sale on Amazon. For a limited time, you can read Get Out of Your Own Way for only 3.99 - that's less than a cup of coffee y'all, LET'S GOOOO! Here's the link to check it out -> https://bit.ly/gooyowdeal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

106: Use Your Story to Change The World with Zerlina Maxwell
This week author and political commentator Zerlina Maxwell stopped by to share her incredible wisdom and lived experience on the power of communication, the truth behind the concept of white privilege, and the moment in her career she's most proud of. You won't want to miss this conversation where we dig into the tough stuff that's facing our nation today. Plus, Zerlina shares her number one piece of advice for Americans right now. Follow Zerlina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zerlinamaxwell/ and p...

105: From America's Most Dangerous to Recording with Drake: How Linda Cliatt-Wayman Battled Injustice in Her Schools
When Dr. Wayman, a lifelong educator, took over at Strawberry Mansion, it had recently been named in the news as one of the most dangerous schools in America. In less than a year, she had turned the school around using a mix of no-nonsense pragmatism and radical empathy, successfully raising test scores and literacy rates year over year, as well as fostering community with her students. Now, she's bringing her unique approach and incredible wisdom to the podcast to talk about how to reach kids that everyone...


What Are You Watching Out For?
Happy Sunday folks - we wanted to check in with a quick message for your weekend from Dave about what to watch out for when you're tackling hardship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

104: My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me - with Jason Rosenthal
Although Jason Rosenthal was married to a successful writer, he never expected to be the subject of one of his wife’s essays. He certainly never expected that essay would be a personal ad Amy' wrote for him to move on after her death. This week, Dave chats with Jason about Amy’s gift in her last conversations, the first steps of grief, and life after loss. Check out Jason's book here. You can learn more about the Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation here. — Dave's first-ever book, Get Out Of Your Own Way, is OUT...

Introducing The Gift of Forgiveness
The Gift of Forgiveness explores what forgiveness means, how it affects us mentally and physically, and what it takes to truly move on. Hosted by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt and inspired by her book, these are the true stories of forgiveness from the people who’ve lived them. You’ll hear exclusive interviews from some of the people featured in Katherine’s book, and in-depth conversations with some of your favorite celebrities who share their own stories of forgiveness like you’ve never heard them before....


103: How to Hack Your Motivation When You Have None
This episode was inspired by a question from my friend Chris, who asked how to find motivation to keep going when you feel like you have nothing to go on. I sat for awhile with this question (thanks Chris) because it's something I've worked on and talked about for a long time but man, never has it felt so applicable to my life. I know each of you, even if you're not working through a divorce, are probably, have or have had a hard season you need to move through and move on from, so here are my ten motivatio...

What Are You Afraid Of?
Dave's bringing you a little surprise chat to get your weekend started. Have you ever noticed that anxiety over something happening can often feel worse than the thing itself? Why do we allow this fear and dread for the future to control our present? During this season of change, Dave reflects on how to inoculate yourself against the things that scare you, one baby step at a time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

102: "I Always Knew I Could Do It, I Just Didn't Think I Was Allowed" Rosemary Ketchum on Breaking Barriers
Rosemary Ketchum never wanted to run for office. However, when she looked around her community of Wheeling, West Virginia, she saw work to be done. Today she shares her story with us, starting with her work in mental health leading up to her historic win in her state. Along the way we touch on the difference between ignorance and bigotry, the recent historic rulings and what they mean for trans people in the workplace, and the surprising realities of campaigning in a state like West Virginia. You don't want...


101: Is It Hard For You to Talk About Race? Dr. Ed Barron is Here to Break It Down.
Welcome to the new Rise Together. We wanted to start out on this new journey by having an open, honest, forgiving, uncomfortable, but above all hopeful conversation about race. In order to do that, and without centering ourselves in the narrative, we asked Dr. Ed Barron, a Diversity and Leadership consultant and Chair of the department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Azusa Pacific University, to appear on the show, which he graciously accepted. In this episode we get into it, from the way whi...

100: The Beginning of the Tunnel
Before we officially switch over to the new format, Dave has a message for listeners about the recent announcement, what's been happening in his family, and how he's approaching the rest of 2020 (and beyond). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

99: A Message from Dave and a Conversation About Allyship - with Amit Paley of the Trevor Project
Welcome back Rise Together listeners! Check out the top of this episode for a special message from Dave about the future of the podcast, as well as the current state of things, before listening to one of our favorite episodes of the podcast from last year. To learn more about the Trevor Project and all they're doing for PRIDE, click here. -- Psst.... hey you, yeah - you! Have you heard? We're doing a brand new challenge, and it's called #Next90Days. Who will you be 90 days from now? How do you want to show ...


98: The Secret to Protecting Your Health with Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy
Are you lonely? It's a hard question to ask yourself, and an even harder question to answer. After all, some people spend a lot of time alone and aren't lonely, while others are surrounded by friends and family but feel alone every day. The good news is that this experience is universal - we all go through it, and it's just one part of a larger framework of human connection. This week on the podcast we have the unbelievable pleasure of welcoming Dr. Vivek Murthy whose work in the White House and beyond has ...

97: Rach and Dave Answer ALL The Questions!
We’re super excited to bring you this episode from our first-ever RISExLive virtual conference (these are weird times, people) where we answered questions from our VIP audience. From how to be everything to everyone (hunt: you can’t) to tips for working from home with kids, we’ve got you covered this time around. Do you have a question for Rachel or Dave? Well you're in luck, because we've recently launched our first ever HOTLINE where you can leave a message for Rachel or Dave (or both) Call (737) 400-HOCO...

96: Our Adoption Story (A Chapter from Get Out of Your Own Way)
This week on the Rise Together podcast we’re bringing you one of the most powerful stories of resilience we have to offer - in our family, in our marriage, in our personal journeys as human beings on this earth. Our adoption story, like so many other parents’ stories out there, was anything but a straight line. Along the way it taught us a lot about what our family could achieve if we relied on our faith and each other to see us through. You’ve probably read Rachel’s words on this story before, but here in ...


95: How To Put Your Mental Health First with Lori Gottlieb
This week we are paring down to the essential parts of you - namely how you feel, how you cope, and how you thrive. To that end, we invited someone to the show who can really speak to mental health in times of crisis. That's right, Lori Gottlieb, counselor and author of the New York Times bestselling juggernaut Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, to help us process all the things we are feeling during quarantine. If you haven't read Lori's incredible book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, there's no better ti...

94: Keeping Your Relationship Strong During Quarantine
Raise your hand if you're so desperate for a date that you'd consider meeting your significant other at the end of the driveway just to feel like you're out on the town again - that's real. This episode of Rise Together is the definition of real - we're talking "make out" sessions, we're talking loving each other more than we like each other, we're clearing the air about resentment we brought into quarantine and most importantly; how we've arrived at now, feeling stronger and more in love than ever. Trust m...

93: How Are You Showing Up As a Leader in Your Life? with Scott Miller
When we decided the theme for this week of the #Next90Days Challenge would be leadership, we knew exactly what to do After all, who better to speak to the lessons of leadership than the man who literally (literally? literally.) hosts the podcast... On Leadership. That's right, Scott Miller of Franklin Covey has returned to HoCo, this time to give advice on being humble, strategies to improve communication with your partner, and how generally to be a good leader, even when no one is watching. This episode wa...


92: How to Identify Bad Habits and Strengthen Good Ones - with Charles Duhigg
This week on the podcast we're talking to Charles Duhigg, habit-making and productivity expert and the host of How To! with Charles Duhigg. Charles' book The Power of Habit has been one of Dave's favorites for a long time now, so when we got the chance to be guests on his show, we jumped at the chance! You can hear our episode of How To! by clicking here. Charles also graciously agreed to come on our show and chat with Dave all about habits-- creating habits, identifying the cues that lead us to create a ha...

91: How to Date at Home!
If you’ve been following us for any amount of time, then you probably know about our Thursday night date night. It’s sacred! And we do it every Thursday no matter what, even during quarantine. So for joy week we wanted to give you an episode full of tips and ideas for dating your spouse even when you’re stuck under the same roof. Do you have a question for Rachel or Dave? Well you're in luck, because we've recently launched our first ever HOTLINE where you can leave a message for Rachel or Dave (or both) Ca...

90: How to Forgive: For Others, For Yourself - with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
Sometimes, an opportunity reaches out to you from the universe at the exact moment you need it. That's what it felt like when we connected with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, who had a book come out the same week as Dave's - a remarkable piece of nonfiction called The Gift of Forgiveness. In it, Katherine interviews twenty people with incredible, challenging stories of forgiveness - including a few names you might recognize. In this incredible episode, we talk about the pain and the joy of forgiveness, how...


89: How We're Keeping Our Relationship On Track and Our Family Sane
I don't say this lightly, but this episode of RISE Together has EVERYTHING. Look, if you're like us, you've probably been staying home a lot more than you normally would, with more people in the house than usual, and it hasn't been all sunshine and toilet paper. We're here to give some tips for what's keeping our family sane, how we're keeping the love alive, as well as finding moments to choose joy. This is a hard season, and we don't want to minimize that, but we also want the Hollis Co, - RISE Together i...

88: The Lie: A Drink Will Make This Better (Get Out of Your Own Way Chapter Preview)
This is one of the most asked-about chapters in Dave's book (now a newly minted NYT bestseller!) and we're giving our dear podcast listeners a jump start. This episode starts with Rachel and Dave talking about how this chapter came to be, what it was like for Dave to break free of this lie and embrace sobriety, and then continues with an excerpt from Dave's audiobook. If you find yourself in the grip of an unhealthy coping mechanism (especially as things remain in flux lately) then this episode is for you! ...

87: How We Tackle Big Things Together
It's here, it's here, it's finally here! Dave's first book, Get Out Of Your Own Way, was released two days ago, and it's been a very emotional journey. Today on the podcast we're talking about walking with your partner through big changes, whether they're celebrations, tragedies, or anything in between. Do you have a question for Rachel or Dave? Well you're in luck, because we've recently launched our first ever HOTLINE where you can leave a message for Rachel or Dave (or both) Call (737) 400-HOCO, and pres...


86: Why We're Not Having Kids with Tom and Lisa Bilyeu
This week on the podcast Dave sits down with Tom and Lisa Bilyeu of Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory to talk about their version of radical honesty, and how they made one of the most important decisions in their marriage: what the future of their family would look like. You can follow Tom on Instagram @tombilyeu and Lisa @lisabilyeu. Do you have a question for Rachel or Dave? Well you're in luck, because we've recently launched our first ever HOTLINE where you can leave a message for Rachel or Dave (or bot...

85: How Men View Vulnerability with Lewis Howes
On this episode of the RISE Together podcast Dave sits down with athlete and motivational speaker Lewis Howes to give us insight on what it means to be a man embracing vulnerability in 2020. Whether that's Lewis showing a new side of himself to his partner in his relationship, or Dave embracing radical openness to new ideas and processes at work, or reflecting on the life of Kobe Bryant, one thing is for sure: our ideas about masculinity and fatherhood are changing, and in order to keep up, we need to get c...

84: We Talk About Dave's First Marathon!
You guys!!! Dave ran his first marathon last weekend for his birthday and we could not WAIT to talk about it! Whether you're a seasoned runner, new to fitness, or completely uninterested in running and just want to hear two people have a funny conversation about the rough parts of achieving a goal, this episode is for you. Dave gets into what was running (get it?) through his mind before, during, and after the race, how UNBELIEVABLY hard it was to get to mile 26, plus Rachel overshares about where to put ch...


84: We Talk About Dave's First Marathon!
You guys!!! Dave ran his first marathon last weekend for his birthday and we could not WAIT to talk about it! Whether you're a seasoned runner, new to fitness, or completely uninterested in running and just want to hear two people have a funny conversation about the rough parts of achieving a goal, this episode is for you. Dave gets into what was running (get it?) through his mind before, during, and after the race, how UNBELIEVABLY hard it was to get to mile 26, plus Rachel overshares about where to put ch...

83: I Moved My Family Across The World, and It Changed Everything - with David Bach
Are you ready for a conversation unlike any other we've had on this podcast? Today Dave is sitting down with David Bach, 10x NYT bestseller and financial wizard who's sharing the incredible story of how he moved his blended family halfway around the world in pursuit of a more fulfilling life. If you've ever woken up and asked yourself, "what would I do if I only had a year left to live," this episode is for you. Dave and David talk confronting mortality and turning it into motivation, pursuing financial fre...

82: Talking Body (Image) with Amy Porterfield
We are so beyond excited to share these powerful words from our dear friend Amy Porterfield on RISE Together from our recent Fort Myers event! In it, she talks about body image and what it means to truly accept yourself. Do you have a question for Rachel or Dave? Well you're in luck, because we've recently launched our first ever HOTLINE where you can leave a message for Rachel or Dave (or both) Call (737) 400-HOCO, and press 1 to leave a question for Rach or Dave (or both). Your question can be for RISE or...


81: When and How to Share Things With Your Spouse
Rachel and Dave are back at it again, answering YOUR questions. This week it's all about sharing with your spouse - or sometimes, not sharing. Whether it's your hopes and dreams or your workout routine, deciding which parts and how much of your life to share with your life partner can be an ongoing conversation. Lucky for you Rachel and Dave are willing to impart some of their experiences to help talk you through it. Oh, and we talk about the origin of Noah's Bob voice as well. Did you like the questions in...

80: It's Time for Another Anything and Everything with Rach and Dave!
Come take a load off with Rach and Dave as they discuss all sorts of topics - from dream interview guests to marathons and anything (and everything) in between! Here at HoCo we believe in the positive power of fun, random conversations, and we hope you'll enjoy this one from us! -- Y'all. We are still pinching ourselves about the latest news out of our podcast network - Trent freakin' Shelton has launched a brand new show with the Hollis Company! That's right, Straight Up with Trent Shelton drops new episod...

79: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Marriage
Dave is back in the driver's seat this week, answering questions from the community about marriage, commitment, and the ever-elusive idea of The One. Does it exist? Can you ever truly be ready for marriage? We talk about all this and more on this week's episode of the podcast, so get to listening! Did you like the questions in this episode? Well you're in luck, because we've recently launched our first ever HOTLINE where you can leave a message for Rachel or Dave (or both) Call (737) 400-HOCO, and press 1 t...


78: Let's Talk About Kids!
Adoption, fertility, when to have kids and when to STOP having kids - we cover it all this episode! Rach and Dave sit down together to respond to two new voicemails left by people just like you. In the first voicemail, caller Jordyn would like to know more about navigating a fertility and/or adoption journey when you're trying to work together and build something professional with your partner. In the second, caller Sara is asking about how to tell when you're done having kids - and she may have gotten more...

77: Dave's New Practice Will Propel You Into the Best Version of 2020
Welcome to 2020, dear podcast listeners! To kick things off, Dave is going to introduce his new practice that has fundamentally changed how he approaches achieving his goals this year. Whether you're looking to make changes in your relationship, your mental health, your career, or any other aspect of your life, approaching the task with Dave's If/Then strategy helps you to IMMEDIATELY identify what's important, what's not important, and how to make it happen, this freakin' year. 2020, let's go!!! We've rece...

The Five Love Languages with Dr. Gary Chapman [Rebroadcast]
Hey everyone! As we take some time off to enjoy the holidays with our family, enjoy this rebroadcasted episode from earlier this year. Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” has made a tangible and direct impact in our relationship, and we’re believers that Dr. Chapman’s wisdom can result in positive change in almost every relationship. We are incredibly excited and honored to have the author with us to talk about our personal languages, how that impacts our relationship, and some surprising applicat...


76: How to Deal with Your Family Over the Holidays (Hotline Question)
Today's episode of RISE Together comes courtesy of our brand-new podcast hotline! Jessica called in to share her story about struggling with her family since she decided to start enacting positive changes in her life, and Rachel and Dave were so inspired by her message they turned it into a whole episode of the show! With the holidays rolling around we know many of you have difficulties staying on track with your goals when family - with good intentions or otherwise - seems determined to derail your progres...

75: Our Love Deserves More Than Four Walls (with Brit Barron and Sami Lane)
Y'all, this week's episode is SO SPECIAL to our hearts because Rachel is sitting down with two of her best friends in the whole world: Brit and Sami. That's right: BEANS IS IN THE BUILDING Y'ALL! Brit and her wife Sami take us through the beginning of their relationship, overcoming the obstacles they had been taught were in their way to forge a new path and family together. Anyone who has struggled with external interference in their relationships can take something away from this conversation. We also delv...

74: Ask Rachel Anything (Part Two)
We're back after the holidays with our first-ever Q&A with Rae! This time Rachel's going in on topics like codependent spouses, living your best life at 60 (or 70, or 100), and showing up for a partner who's grieving. If you liked this episode, you're in luck! We've recently launched our first ever HOTLINE where you can leave a message for Rachel or Dave (or both) Call (737) 400-HOCO, press 1, and leave a message! -- Y'all. We are still pinching ourselves about the latest news out of our podcast network - T...


The Episode from Vacation! [Rebroadcast]
Hey there! Rachel and Dave are in Hawaii this week celebrating Thanksgiving with their family, so enjoy this flashback episode from their last trip to the island: This week, we are on vacation! While on our vacay, we sat down and talked about all kinds of things. From our fans and Hawaiian dinners to growth mindset and what it's been like to write our books, we cover it all. This one is for those of you looking for a laugh or a little break from the day. We hope that you enjoy the stories, the singing, and ...

73: Ask Rachel Anything (Part One)
While Dave is away recording his audiobook, Rachel is here solo hosting our first-ever Q&A with Rae, we're digging in deep on relationships, motherhood, doubting yourself, and finding your people. If you liked this episode, you're in luck! We've recently launched our first ever HOTLINE where you can leave a message for Rachel or Dave (or both) Call (737) 400-HOCO, press 1, and leave a message! -- If you liked this chat then you'll love the Start Today Morning Show - a weekday morning show that absolutely no...

73: Ask Rachel Anything (Part One)
While Dave is away recording his audiobook, Rachel is here solo hosting our first-ever Q&A with Rae, we're digging in deep on relationships, motherhood, doubting yourself, and finding your people. If you liked this episode, you're in luck! We've recently launched our first ever HOTLINE where you can leave a message for Rachel or Dave (or both) Call (737) 400-HOCO for more information! -- If you liked this chat then you'll love the Start Today Morning Show - a weekday morning show that absolutely not one per...


72: Asking This One Question Could Change Your Whole Relationship
What if I told you that asking your partner this one question has the power to fundamentally transform your relationship? If you don't believe me, you will after listening to this episode. Look, you know that we spend our entire WAKING LIVES obsessed with leveling up, which is what makes this conversation here in this podcast so powerful, because even we were not prepared for where this question would take us. This might be the realest, rawest conversation you've ever heard from us (and that's saying someth...

72: Asking This One Question Could Change Your Whole Relationship
What if I told you that asking your partner this one question has the power to fundamentally transform your relationship? If you don't believe me, you will after listening to this episode. Look, you know that we spend our entire WAKING LIVES obsessed with leveling up, which is what makes this conversation here in this podcast so powerful, because even we were not prepared for where this question would take us. This might be the realest, rawest conversation you've ever heard from us (and that's saying someth...

71: How to Check In On Your Relationship
A relationship audit: we know it sounds like a scary thing, but in reality it could be the thing that saves your relationship, or the practice that transforms a solid foundation into a rock-solid one. In this episode, Rachel and Dave model this regular practice of checking in by revisiting the first ever episode of RISE Together, and discussing first-hand how much they've grown. How does your relationship now differ from your relationship six months, one year, five years ago? How do you want it to look in f...


70: The One Where We Do Couple's Counseling on the Podcast with Love Taza
This episode is a little... nonstandard. Rachel surprises Dave with an impromptu couple's counseling session with one of her podcast guests and that guest's husband while she's in New York. The resulting conversation is honest, funny, and super important: no matter how much you love your partner, no matter how much you think you know your partner, there's always room to grow in that relationship. Join Rachel and Dave and guests Naomi and Josh Davis of Love Taza as they get real about their marriages with no...

69: It's Time for Another Ask a Husband Anything! with Dave
Get your hearts ready, because it's another raw and super-real conversation with Mr. Dave Hollis about everything from relationships and sibling-ships to motivation and success. If you liked this second installment of Q&A, you're in luck! We are working on creating a hotline where you can call in and leave a question for Rachel and/or Dave to answer on the show! Get your questions ready, because we are going to GO THERE, together! -- If you liked hearing from Dave then you'll love the Start Today Morning Sh...

69: It's Time for Another Ask a Husband Anything! with Dave
Get your hearts ready, because it's another raw and super-real conversation with Mr. Dave Hollis about everything from relationships and sibling-ships to motivation and success. If you liked this second installment of Q&A, you're in luck! We are working on creating a hotline where you can call in and leave a question for Rachel and/or Dave to answer on the show! Get your questions ready, because we are going to GO THERE, together! -- If you liked hearing from Dave then you'll love the Start Today Morning Sh...


68: Losing Our Spouses, Finding Each Other (with Brittany and Daniel Brooker)
This week on RISE Together, we share a really beautiful, hard, important, joyful conversation with Brittany and Daniel Brooker about moving through the grief of really hard experiences to find the beauty of life on the other side. Both Brittany and Daniel found themselves widowed in their twenties, trying to raise young children through incredibly difficult circumstances. How they chose to approach building a life together after tragedy brings incredible lessons for all of us. You can learn more about Danie...

68: Losing Our Spouses, Finding Each Other (with Brittany and Daniel Brooker)
This week on RISE Together, we share a really beautiful, hard, important, joyful conversation with Brittany and Daniel Brooker about moving through the grief of really hard experiences to find the beauty of life on the other side. Both Brittany and Daniel found themselves widowed in their twenties, trying to raise young children through incredibly difficult circumstances. How they chose to approach building a life together after tragedy brings incredible lessons for all of us. You can learn more about Danie...

67: Tackling Hard Questions About Kids with Teachers Wade and Hope King
Where my educators at y'all? Where my parents at, where my aunts and uncles and grandparents and siblings and anyone who has kids, works with kids, or just cares about the future of this world (soon to be run by these kids as they grow up)? Today we sit down with Wade and Hope King, a married couple who just so happen to be rock star teachers, speakers, and leaders about how to reach kids where they're at. If you're ready to get fired up about how to transform your school, give back to an educator who has h...


66: Every Day You Get to Wake Up Is a Bonus Day (with Kyle Carpenter)
It's another installment of our ongoing series within a series featuring real conversations with people who've lived through extraordinary circumstances. This week Rachel and Dave sit down with Kyle Carpenter, veteran and youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for military service). In this episode Kyle, alongside his upcoming book's co-author Don Yaeger, takes you through his extraordinary act of bravery during wartime, his recovery, and how he found the strength to per...

65: What's My Partner Thinking? (Ask Me Anything with Dave)
Have you ever wondered what's really going on in your partner's mind? Prepare your hearts this week for a very open conversation with Dave about everything from preparing for marriage, to strategies for maintaining sobriety and everything in between. This episode is raw, funny, serious, and totally real. If you liked it, you're in luck! We are working on creating a hotline where you can call in and leave a question for Rachel and/or Dave to answer on the show! Get your hearts ready y'all, because we are goi...

65: What's My Partner Thinking? (Ask Me Anything with Dave)
Have you ever wondered what's really going on in your partner's mind? Prepare your hearts this week for a very open conversation with Dave about everything from preparing for marriage, to strategies for maintaining sobriety and everything in between. This episode is raw, funny, serious, and totally real. If you liked it, you're in luck! We are working on creating a hotline where you can call in and leave a question for Rachel and/or Dave to answer on the show! Get your hearts ready y'all, because we are goi...


64: The Worst Day of My Life Was My Beginning (with Doug Bopst)
We're back this week with another from our series on doing life with people who are different from you. This week Dave sits down with Doug Bopst, a former felon turned fitness coach and author who turned his darkest moment into a path to the light. Prepare yourselves: this conversation will make you confront some uncomfortable truths about your own life, such as what types of things are you using to cope with discomfort, and are they propelling you forward or holding you back? Join us for this frank discuss...

64: The Worst Day of My Life Was My Beginning (with Doug Bopst)
We're back this week with another from our series on doing life with people who are different from you. This week Dave sits down with Doug Bopst, a former felon turned fitness coach and author who turned his darkest moment into a path to the light. Prepare yourselves: this conversation will make you confront some uncomfortable truths about your own life, such as what types of things are you using to cope with discomfort, and are they propelling you forward or holding you back? Join us for this frank discuss...

63: Doing Life With People Who Are Different From You (with Amit Paley)
For 62 episodes now we've been creating content on this podcast all about how to rise together as a couple, but what about the way we all rise together as human beings? Welcome to a new miniseries within this series, all about doing life with people who are different from you in all sorts of ways. We will drop episodes in this series from time to time, featuring honest conversations and guests from all walks of life. First up, it was our honor to interview Amit Paley, CEO of a nonprofit that's very dear to ...


62: Accomplishing the Impossible With Your Partner
This is it: the episode about the mountain. You've probably already heard us talk about the incredible experience we had in Utah a couple weekends ago, how training for it brought us closer together, and accomplishing it set our hearts on fire. This is a unique recording, because not only will you hear from us as we prepare to summit this beast (thirteen times!), but also a few candid recordings we took while we're in the thick of it. This is one you won't wanna miss a minute of. What are you even doing sti...

61: How to Set Intentions With Your Kids for the School Year
If you've been looking for some real, tactical advice on how to encourage your children to live each day intentionally, the this is the episode for you. This week Dave sits down with almost all of the kids to discuss setting intentions for the following year. The Hollises tackle all sorts of topics, ranging from controlling your emotions - difficult as an adult, almost impossible as an adolescent - to being a good ally, to showing up for your siblings. -- If you liked this zany, messy, totally real conversa...

60: Make Time for Random Conversations With Your Partner (Like This One)
Join us today for another conversation about everything and nothing - we hit on wide-ranging topics such as sending your kids to camp (and what REALLY went down one night with Ford vs Rob), meeting teens where they're at (even if it's a social platform you've never heard of before), and the current number one movie in America that may be named either Hobbs and Shaw or Calvin and Hobbes. Who can really say who's right? -- If you liked this zany, messy, totally real conversation then you'll love the Start Tod...


59: Working Through Codependence... Together
By popular demand, this week we're talking all about codependence - our history with it, how we work to overcome it every day, and what you can do to work toward a more healthy attachment to your partner. We love getting questions and suggestions for topics from you guys because it helps us give you the content you want most! If you have an idea for something you'd like to hear us talk about on this podcast, shout it out to us on social media using the hashtag #risetogetherpodcast.  -- My new book Girl, Sto...

58: Rachel and Dave Answer Your Burning Relationship Questions
This episode is a little different from what you're used to hearing on RISE Together, but we had an absolute blast recording it! That's because today we're talking with some of the mega-talented staff here at Hollis Co HQ about love, marriage, and singlehood in the 20-teens (is that what we're calling it?) Four of our hardworking teammates (including a couple you might recognize from social media or RISE conferences!) took time out of their busy schedules to get emotional, honest, and raw with us on topics ...

57: How to Fight With Your Partner (Without Causing Damage)
This week, by popular demand, we're talking about confrontation styles. How do you fight with your partner? Do you aim to wound, or are you trying to find a peaceful resolution? Maybe your fighting style is to avoid fighting at all costs. Everyone's confrontation style is a little different, and oftentimes how we fight with our current partner is informed by the traumas of our past - past relationships, childhood modeling, and even media. This is a great episode to listen to with your partner as we dig into...


56: How and Why We Built A Gym in Our Garage
We built a gym in our garage! You might be wondering, why did we do that, or maybe how did we do that? Well, we'll tell you. This episode is for the people that are interested in taking their health or their fitness to the next level. We discuss the pros and cons of our at home gym, our individual exercise habits and what gets us motivated to get our workouts in. Making our gym has had such a positive impact on our lives that we thought we would share the why's, the how's, and the what's that went into maki...

55: An Important Conversation About Grief
Recently, we lost someone close to us. That loss made us reflect on our lives and what we hold as important. We can all get stuck in those negative emotions we associate with grief if we don't give them some sort of outlet. For us, that outlet looks like talking about it. How do we deal with grief? How can loss create a space in which to examine and reevaluate your own life? Are you proud of the life you're living? These are just some of the tough questions we cover today. At some point in time, every singl...

54: The Importance of Being Financially Aligned As a Couple
Today we are talking about finances. We feel it is incredibly important to be aligned financially as a couple, especially when it comes to the financial goals you are chasing. Do you want to go on a vacation? To pay off that student debt? From our experiences living debt-free to scaling a company, we discuss what it really takes to achieve those financial goals.   If you liked this episode, we always want to hear feedback from you guys and the way we get that feedback is through social media! So, screenshot...


53: How to be the Best Version of Yourself ALL the Time
The best version of yourself is with you, all the time. Yes, even when you're on vacation. This week we're challenging the mindset that you get to step in and out of your efforts to be the best you can be. If you're working to be a better partner, worker, friend, then that's an everyday effort. Listen in as Dave and I cover many of the ways our focus on our habits and goals (even on vacation) has kept us on the path to who we want to become. -- My new book Girl, Stop Apologizing is available now! It contain...

52: A Conversation About Everything and Nothing
This week, we are on vacation! While on our vacay, we sat down and talked about all kinds of things. From our fans and Hawaiian dinners to growth mindset and what it's been like to write our books, we cover it all. This one is for those of you looking for a laugh or a little break from the day. We hope that you enjoy the stories, the singing, and the Kermit the Frog jokes! -- My new book Girl, Stop Apologizing is available now! It contains some of the most tactical and detailed information I’ve ever given, ...

51: How Partners Can Sabotage Each Other's Health
This week for Rise Together we're discussing health based sabotage. We've defined and named four partner types whose behaviors can negatively impact your health journey, based on our own experiences. We hope that by outlining these archetypes, you can be more mindful of external behaviors that might keep you from focusing on your own health and fitness goals. Knowing what might throw you off will help you to establish a sturdy foundation for yourself, no matter what goal you're chasing.  -- My new book Girl...


50: What Women Actually Want
This week on Rise Together, it's my time! I'm going solo and responding to Dave's episode, "What Men Want" with the five things that women really want. There are all kinds of women in the world, but this is a reflection of what I, Rachel Hollis, actually want out of a relationship and a partner. If there is something you hear today that you relate to and wish your partner could understand about you, then this is the episode to pass along to start that conversation!  -- My new book Girl, Stop Apologizing is ...

49: How Being Different Shapes Your Relationship
Dave and I are not like other couples in a lot of ways, and proud of it! In this episode, we discuss how being different has shaped our relationship. From prioritizing our health to our willingness to dive head-first into the hard conversations, we break down our list of what we feel makes our relationship different. If we don't sound like you, that's great, because every relationship is completely unique. The only questions is how do you take these traits and quirks and make them a foundation of your relat...

48: What We Did Wrong and What We Did Right in Our Marriage
Today on Rise Together, it's our anniversary! We've been married for an incredible 15 years this week, so it seems like a good time to look back over our relationship and spend some time discussing what we did right and wrong in all those years. We also try to impart some wisdom on our former selves. Our marriage is one of the greatest gifts in our lives, but it's also taken a massive amount of work and commitment on both of our parts to make it as strong as it is. So whether you're single, engaged, newlywe...


47: The Fight of Their Life with Devon Still
Today on Rise Together, we are so privileged to have Devon Still as our guest. Devon is a former NFL player who famously took the field after his daughter Leah's devastating pediatric cancer diagnosis and helped her fight her illness while bringing an unbelievable amount of attention to the cause and helping others in the same devastating situation. Devon talks to me about how he was able to walk alongside her after himself almost dying himself, and why he chose to bring her fight onto the field.  Devon is ...

46: What The Man in Your Life Needs
Dave sits down with his 40+ years of experience of being a man and gives his perception as to what men may want or need to feel fulfilled in their relationship. He may not speak for all men, but the hope is that this can at least spark a conversation with you and your partner to help create a more exceptional relationship by truly and fully understanding each other.  Both upcoming RISE conferences are sold out, but Health + Wellness Day tickets for Minneapolis and Dallas are still available! Own your presen...

45: Excuses to Let Go Of As A Couple
In this episode Dave and I take a trip down memory lane and all examine all the excuses we use to live by. What are the excuses you have as a couple that are holding you back? Who you are now, is not who you have to be.  Both upcoming RISE conferences are sold out, but Health + Wellness Day tickets for Minneapolis and Dallas are still available! Own your present, and join us for some incredible, motivating speakers as tackle our perception of who we are and what we are capable of.  Get tickets for Dallas --...


44: How We Vacation With Our Kids
This week on the podcast, we are talking about everyone's favorite past time -- family trips. We discuss how we keep each other organized (and sane) while traveling with our kids. If you are considering taking a trip with your little humans this summer, tune in as we share our four best tips for navigating your next family vacation.  —  Both upcoming RISE conferences are sold out, but Health + Wellness Day tickets for Minneapolis and Dallas are still available! Own your present, and join us for some incredi...

43: What If Your Partners Dreams Scare You
In this episode, Dave talks about what happens when your partner's dreams scare you. If your partner is a dreamer or if you have big dreams then this episode is for you. Dave shares his experience with navigating these conversations and gives his best advice on how to show up as a supportive partner.  —  Both upcoming RISE conferences are sold out, but Health + Wellness Day tickets for Minneapolis and Dallas are still available! Own your present, and join us for some incredible, motivating speakers as tackl...

42: How We Keep Each Other From Spiraling
Today on the podcast we are talking about how to navigate hard seasons with your partner. In it, we discuss our own experiences and how to grow together during tough times. Whether it’s you or your partner struggling, hardships are an inevitable part of life. That’s why we are sharing our six best tips on how to support your partner and walk beside them during difficult journeys.  —  Both upcoming RISE conferences are sold out, but Health + Wellness Day tickets for Minneapolis and Dallas are still available...


41: Working Together & Still Making Out
Today on Rise Together, we’re answering one of our most asked questions...how do we work together and still want to make out with each other? We discuss the highs and lows but most importantly how we get through it all. We share the tools of how to work as a team and not just a married couple. - Both upcoming RISE conferences are sold out, but Health & Wellness Day tickets for Minneapolis and Dallas are still available! Own your present, and join us for some incredible, motivating speakers as tackle our pe...

40: How to Get Healthy as a Couple
Today on Rise Together, we’re tackling an issue that you’ve asked us about time and time again - how to get healthy (and STAY healthy) as a couple. We truly believe that health is all about how you feel, as opposed to how you look, and it was a journey of many, many years to get where we are today. On this episode, we're sharing our best tips for how we keep each other motivated, committed, and mindful about our health. - Both upcoming RISE conferences are sold out, but Health & Wellness Day tickets for Mi...

39: What to do if Your Partner Isn’t Into Personal Development
Today on Rise Together we’re throwing it back to an important episode from the way early days of the podcast. In the episode we discuss a topic very close to our relationship, how to approach your partner if they’re not into personal development. Whether you want them to dip their toes into it themselves, or just support you on your journey, approaching the subject can be a relationship minefield. We discuss how we traversed this issue in our own relationship in the hopes that it can help you do the same. G...


38: Five Things You’ve Always Wanted to Ask A Sex Therapist with Vanessa Marin
Today on Rise Together, we’re at it again. Conquering the butterflies in our stomach to talk about the thing that we all want to talk about, but sometimes have trouble with. And this time we brought in a dang expert! Vanessa Marin is a brilliant sex therapist who has been featured in O Magazine, Refinery29, Real Simple, and so many more. In the episode, we talk about conquering shame and being open with your partner about your sex life, what to do if you and your partner have different sex drives, and how t...

37: Make Sure Your Relationship Is Always Growing
Today on Rise Together we are throwing it back to our first official episode! We’ve welcomed lots of new listeners recently so we wanted to share what we think is one of our most important episodes, if your relationship isn’t growing, it’s dying. In it, we talk about the danger of complacency, and how to find the time to put in the much-needed work of keeping your relationship exceptional. Girl, Stop Apologizing is AVAILABLE NOW! In it, Rachel gives some of the most tactical and detailed advice she’s ever g...

36: What if My Partner Doesn’t Support My Dream?
Today on Rise Together we’re celebrating the launch of Girl, Stop Apologizing by discussing something that weighed very heavily on Rachel’s mind while she wrote it; how to persevere when your family or friends are not supportive of your dream. We touch on what to do when your partner puts more value into their happiness than your dreams and ambitions, how to cope when your friends or family don’t honor what you’re working towards, and an easy litmus test for questions we should and shouldn’t be asking. Girl...


35: Our Adoption Journey
Today on Rise Together we’re talking about something we’ve never discussed in detail with our audience, the incredible and emotionally-trying journey we took to adoption. In what ended up being 5 long years of our lives, we navigated both international and domestic adoption, becoming foster parents, and the complicated waters of state and national child-care agencies, all in the name of completing our family. It resulted in some of the toughest seasons of our lives but also the sweetest moments and we are s...

34: A Sneak Preview of Dave’s Upcoming Book
This week on the Rise Together Podcast, we’re doing something a little unconventional. If you don’t know, we do a daily morning show LIVE on Facebook (Facebook.com/thechicsite) and Instagram (@MsRachelHollis). While Rachel was away last week, I (Dave here) took the opportunity to reach and teach some excerpts from the book I’m currently writing. If you haven’t checked out the Start Today morning show, here’s a little bit of what you can expect from us every weekday morning at 8 CT. Red Alert! Girl, Wash Yo...

33: “The Truth About Men” with DeVon Franklin
Today on Rise Together, we’re talking to New York Times Bestselling Author, film and TV producer, spiritual success coach, and “bonafide dynamo” (as described by Oprah!), DeVon Franklin. DeVon’s new book The Truth About Men, explores why men show up the way they do, and how men can be honest and do better, while giving women a glimpse into the psyche of the men in their lives. We talk about how men can show up better and be the men they’re called to be, bringing honesty and transparency to your relationship...


32: Let’s Talk About Sex Throwback
Today on Rise Together, we’re throwing it back to one of our most fun, yet most cheek-reddingly awkward conversations. Today we’re talking about - you guessed it - sex. We talk about how you can show up emotionally and physically for your partner, and how you can make yourself vulnerable and authentic in the way you talk and act in the bedroom. And, if you're looking for a gift for the person who loved Girl, Wash Your Face, Girl, Stop Apologizing is coming out March 12, 2019. I record the audio and it's av...

32: Let’s Talk About Sex Throwback
Today on Rise Together, we’re throwing it back to one of our most fun, yet most cheek-reddingly awkward conversations. Today we’re talking about - you guessed it - sex. We talk about how you can show up emotionally and physically for your partner, and how you can make yourself vulnerable and authentic in the way you talk and act in the bedroom. And, if you're looking for a gift for the person who loved Girl, Wash Your Face, Girl, Stop Apologizing is coming out March 12, 2019. I record the audio and it's ava...

31: Who Are You and What Do You Want?
If you haven’t heard, we had our first monthly live coaching session in January, in both life and business coaching. I had such an amazing experience teaching and connecting with these woman who are bravely working to realize their dreams, and I wanted to share a bit of our talk with you. It’s the most important question I ask myself at the beginning of the year; who do I want to become? I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of our very special series. Find out more about the coaching series and how you can be...


31: Who Are You and What Do You Want?
If you haven’t heard, we had our first monthly live coaching session in January, in both life and business coaching. I had such an amazing experience teaching and connecting with these woman who are bravely working to realize their dreams, and I wanted to share a bit of our talk with you. It’s the most important question I ask myself at the beginning of the year; who do I want to become? I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of our very special series.  Find out more about the coaching series and how you can be ...

30: You Can’t Grow Unless You Fail
In celebration of the announcement of our latest RISE Weekend, we’re throwing it back this week to Dave’s speech from our Los Angeles RISE Weekend Conference. Dave talks about his feelings of experiencing his partnering going through self-growth and wanting to do the same thing for himself. Get tickets to 2019's second RISE Weekend at TheHollisCo.com And, if you loved Girl, Wash Your Face, the same amazing author (hi, Dave's typing) has Girl, Stop Apologizing coming out Mar 12, 2019. Rachel records the au...

30: You Can’t Grow Unless You Fail
In celebration of the announcement of our latest RISE Weekend, we’re throwing it back this week to Dave’s speech from our Los Angeles RISE Weekend Conference. Dave talks about his feelings of experiencing his partnering going through self-growth and wanting to do the same thing for himself. Get tickets to the newest RISE Weekend in July at TheHollisCo.com And, if you loved Girl, Wash Your Face, the same amazing author (hi, Dave's typing) has Girl, Stop Apologizing coming out Mar 12, 2019. Rachel records the...


29: The Five Love Languages with Dr. Gary Chapman
When we first started this very podcast, we made a wishlist of guests that changed the way we think about love and relationships. Dr. Gary Chapman was at the very top of that list. Dr. Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” has made a tangible and direct impact in our relationship, and we’re believers that Dr. Chapman’s wisdom can result in positive change in almost every relationship. We are incredibly excited and honored to have the author with us to talk about our personal languages, how that impacts o...

29: The Five Love Languages with Dr. Gary Chapman
When we first started this very podcast, we made a wishlist of guests that changed the way we think about love and relationships. Dr. Gary Chapman was at the very top of that list. Dr. Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” has made a tangible and direct impact in our relationship, and we’re believers that Dr. Chapman’s wisdom can result in positive change in almost every relationship. We are incredibly excited and honored to have the author with us to talk about our personal languages, how that impacts o...

28 How to Overcome Other People’s Opinions
On this week's Rise Together podcast, we’re digging into the opinions of other people, and how we dodge or sometimes even positively use the opinions of others. Of course you should take everyone’s opinion with a grain of salt, but no matter how much we say that, it’s never that easy. You may even find it influences some constructive growth in regards to how you’re showing up for the the people you love. Here is how we pick through both the positive and negative things we hear about ourselves every day. E...


28: How to Overcome Other People’s Opinions
On this week's Rise Together podcast, we’re digging into the opinions of other people, and how we dodge or sometimes even positively use the opinions of others. Of course you should take everyone’s opinion with a grain of salt, but no matter how much we say that, it’s never that easy. You may even find it influences some constructive growth in regards to how you’re showing up for the the people you love. Here is how we pick through both the positive and negative things we hear about ourselves every day. Exc...

27: The Weekly Ritual that Keeps Our Relationship Healthy
This week we're throwing it back to one of our favorite episodes in which we talk about why we believe date nights are important in a relationship. We share some of our favorite ideas and how we actually plan it out on a weekly basis. Exciting news: Rachel is launching a coaching series! If you love RISE and Rise Together, you'll be thrilled to learn that Rachel will be launching two live monthly classes. Life coaching, for those looking to improve in their relationships, health, and personal life, and bus...

27: The Weekly Ritual that Keeps Our Relationship Healthy
This week we're throwing it back to one of our favorite episodes in which we talk about why we believe date nights are important in a relationship. We share some of our favorite ideas and how we actually plan it out on a weekly basis. Exciting news: Rachel is launching a coaching series! If you love RISE and Rise Together, you'll be thrilled to learn that Rachel will be launching two live monthly classes. Life coaching, for those looking to improve in their relationships, health, and personal life, and busi...


26: Why Planning is Better Than Hoping
In Today’s episode, we're revisiting one of our first episodes in which we share our tips and tactics on how we plan out our life as a couple. This includes our work, our goals, our intentions, and everything that we do as not just a couple but as a family each season. Did you know the documentary of our live-event RISE is back in theaters on Jan 2 and Jan 9? Rachel Hollis Presents: Made for More is a 90-minute (amazing, I'm biased, but trust me) film with a 30-minute bonus -- Rachel teaching on a excerpt ...

26: Why Planning is Better Than Hoping
In Today’s episode, we're revisiting one of our first episodes in which we share our tips and tactics on how we plan out our life as a couple. This includes our work, our goals, our intentions, and everything that we do as not just a couple but as a family each season. Did you know the documentary of our live-event RISE is back in theaters on Jan 2 and Jan 9? Rachel Hollis Presents: Made for More is a 90-minute (amazing, I'm biased, but trust me) film with a 30-minute bonus -- Rachel teaching on a excerpt f...

25: Year in Review: The Biggest Wins and Fails of Our Relationship in 2018
As the end of the year approaches, we think it’s incredibly important to take stock of the highs and lows you’ve experienced as a couple over the previous 12 months. For us, it’s been one of the most eventful and meaningful years of our collective lives, and unpacking that was extremely insightful. This week, we dig deep into what we learned, what we loved, and what we hope to do better in 2019. Did you know the documentary of our live-event RISE is back in theaters on Jan 2 and Jan 9? Rachel Hollis Prese...


25: Year in Review: The Biggest Wins and Fails of Our Relationship in 2018
As the end of the year approaches, we think it’s incredibly important to take stock of the highs and lows you’ve experienced as a couple over the previous 12 months. For us, it’s been one of the most eventful and meaningful years of our collective lives, and unpacking that was extremely insightful. This week, we dig deep into what we learned, what we loved, and what we hope to do better in 2019.  Did you know the documentary of our live-event RISE is back in theaters on Jan 2 and Jan 9? Rachel Hollis Presen...

24: Are You Showing Up The Way Your Partner Needs?
On this week's Rise Together podcast, we're going to talk about the roles and identities we each take on in a relationship and how despite our best intention of how we hope to show up well for our partner, what we think they want may not what they really need. The roles and identities we as individuals in a relationship play evolve over the course of our partnership through stages and seasons of life. In a relationship that's interested in moving forward, letting go of who you are or who you were for who ...

24: Are You Showing Up The Way Your Partner Needs?
On this week's Rise Together podcast, we're going to talk about the roles and identities we each take on in a relationship and how despite our best intention of how we hope to show up well for our partner, what we think they want may not what they really need. The roles and identities we as individuals in a relationship play evolve over the course of our partnership through stages and seasons of life. In a relationship that's interested in moving forward, letting go of who you are or who you were for who yo...


23: Fatherhood - A Full Hour on Being a Good Dad in 2018
For the first time ever on the Rise Together podcast, we're having an hour-long conversation about fatherhood -- what does it take to be a good dad in 2018? In a conversation with Larry Hagner, the host of The Dad Edge Podcast, Dave and Larry talk about raising 1,000 kids, how to keep the spark alive with your spouse while doing so, the myths around balance, the debate of giving kids what they want vs what they need and the biggest things they're hoping to impart on their small humans. If you're intereste...

23: Fatherhood - A Full Hour on Being a Good Dad in 2018
For the first time ever on the Rise Together podcast, we're having an hour-long conversation about fatherhood -- what does it take to be a good dad in 2018? In a conversation with Larry Hagner, the host of The Dad Edge Podcast, Dave and Larry talk about raising 1,000 kids, how to keep the spark alive with your spouse while doing so, the myths around balance, the debate of giving kids what they want vs what they need and the biggest things they're hoping to impart on their small humans. If you're interested ...

22: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Something You Want, Need, Wear, Read...and Something for Fun in the Bedroom
In this week's episode, Rachel and Dave surprise each other with the five gifts they're "giving" each other for Christmas this year in one of each of five categories: something the other needs, something the other wants, something the other can wear, something the other can read and something fun for intimacy in the bedroom. Also, this podcast was recorded 8 seconds after Dave and Rachel were arguing for 9 minutes, so it's off the rails in the best way from the first second. In the episode, we mention t...


22: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Something You Want, Need, Wear, Read...and Something for Fun in the Bedroom
In this week's episode, Rachel and Dave surprise each other with the five gifts they're "giving" each other for Christmas this year in one of each of five categories: something the other needs, something the other wants, something the other can wear, something the other can read and something fun for intimacy in the bedroom. Also, this podcast was recorded 8 seconds after Dave and Rachel were arguing for 9 minutes, so it's off the rails in the best way from the first second. In the episode, we mention the S...

21: Thanksgiving Throwback - Gratitude for 5 Million Rise Together Listens - The Set Up
This week on Rise Together we're celebrating Thanksgiving and the incredible feat that in just 5 short months this Rise Together podcast has crossed 5 million listens! Thank you to all of you for being part of our community - we are GRATEFUL for YOU! This week's episode takes us back to the beginning, the first episode, recorded to the chagrin of our audio dude in the front seat of a Mini Cooper, while we were stuck in traffic. Classy. If you're listening in the US, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you! We...

21: Thanksgiving Throwback - Gratitude for 5 Million Rise Together Listens - The Set Up
This week on Rise Together we're celebrating Thanksgiving and the incredible feat that in just 5 short months this Rise Together podcast has crossed 5 million listens! Thank you to all of you for being part of our community - we are GRATEFUL for YOU! This week's episode takes us back to the beginning, the first episode, recorded to the chagrin of our audio dude in the front seat of a Mini Cooper, while we were stuck in traffic. Classy. If you're listening in the US, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you! We'll b...


20: Overcoming the Opinions of Others
The opinions of outsiders can create havoc within a relationship. Just the word "mother-in-law" is likely to bring one or both of you into a heightened state of bickering. In this episode we have selected several excerpts from our live speaking engagements to delve into the mechanics of why opinions affect us and the methods we have used to drop this mental luggage off at the curb. (In the last segment Rachel was literally using luggage on-stage to make an important point.) Enjoy!...

20: Overcoming the Opinions of Others
The opinions of outsiders can create havoc within a relationship. Just the word "mother-in-law" is likely to bring one or both of you into a heightened state of bickering. In this episode we have selected several excerpts from our live speaking engagements to delve into the mechanics of why opinions affect us and the methods we have used to drop this mental luggage off at the curb. (In the last segment Rachel was literally using luggage on-stage to make an important point.) Enjoy! Learn more about your ad c...

19: Mail Bag Episode - Dave and Rachel Answer Questions About Sex and Parenting
Here it is...Our first ever Rise Together attempt at answering some of the ridiculously difficult questions you, our loyal listeners send via email. Since we choose these questions live during recording with no prep time you get to hear us play hot potato with some of your gnarly questions about sex, parenting, being fatigued and more sex questions. Screen cap yourself listening and tag us on instagram @msrachelhollis and @mrdavehollis with your opinion of the new Mail Bag format!...


19: Mail Bag Episode - Dave and Rachel Answer Questions About Sex and Parenting
Here it is...Our first ever Rise Together attempt at answering some of the ridiculously difficult questions you, our loyal listeners send via email. Since we choose these questions live during recording with no prep time you get to hear us play hot potato with some of your gnarly questions about sex, parenting, being fatigued and more sex questions. Screen cap yourself listening and tag us on instagram @msrachelhollis and @mrdavehollis with your opinion of the new Mail Bag format! Learn more about your ad c...

18: Four Things Men are Terrified to Talk About
In today's episode Dave takes a solo mission deep into man country and tackles the four things men can't talk about to their partners. Guys whether you like it or not, these issues eventually crop up in every relationship. By learning to boldly identify them they lose their power to derail your marriage. Women, this is like getting a secret map to the very things that might be jamming communications. Dave is transparent and frank, and for that reason we don't recommend playing this podcast around little hu...

18: Four Things Men are Terrified to Talk About
In today's episode Dave takes a solo mission deep into man country and tackles the four things men can't talk about to their partners. Guys whether you like it or not, these issues eventually crop up in every relationship. By learning to boldly identify them they lose their power to derail your marriage. Women, this is like getting a secret map to the very things that might be jamming communications. Dave is transparent and frank, and for that reason we don't recommend playing this podcast around little hum...


17: How to Get in Shape as a Couple
This week on Rise Together we are joined by Anthony Trucks, a serial entrepreneur, international speaker, gym owner and the only NFL athlete to ever become a finalist on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. Anthony, an orphan dumped into the foster care system at age 3, has risen above many challenges in his life using the discipline of physical fitness as a vehicle for building self worth and bringing value to family and community. We discuss ways that couples can pursue health regimes together and methods to ove...

17: How to Get in Shape as a Couple
This week on Rise Together we are joined by Anthony Trucks, a serial entrepreneur, international speaker, gym owner and the only NFL athlete to ever become a finalist on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. Anthony, an orphan dumped into the foster care system at age 3, has risen above many challenges in his life using the discipline of physical fitness as a vehicle for building self worth and bringing value to family and community. We discuss ways that couples can pursue health regimes together and methods to ove...

16: Five Relationships You Need To Quit
This week we are diving into the 5 relationships that you need to quit. These may not all be with actual humans but maybe it's also your relationship with food or negativity. We invite you to join us in re-evaluating your relationships as they are the key to unlocking how you show up better for yourself and for your partner. Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram - www.instagram.com/MsRachelHollis Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram - www.instagram.com/MrDaveHollis...


16: Five Relationships You Need To Quit
This week we are diving into the 5 relationships that you need to quit. These may not all be with actual humans but maybe it's also your relationship with food or negativity. We invite you to join us in re-evaluating your relationships as they are the key to unlocking how you show up better for yourself and for your partner. Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram - www.instagram.com/MsRachelHollis Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram - www.instagram.com/MrDaveHollis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoi...

15: Habits For Relationship
In today's episode we are talking about building healthy habits in your relationship. Whether you like it or not, habits are controlling your life and if you can identify the good and the bad ones, it can change everything. We are sharing our 3 good habits and 1 bad habit that shows up in our marriage and hope this episode can help you identify a few of yours too! Join the #Last90Days - www.thechicsite.com/90days Follow Rachel on Instagram - www.instagram.com/MrsRachelHollis Follow Dave on Instagram - www....

15: Habits For Relationship
In today's episode we are talking about building healthy habits in your relationship. Whether you like it or not, habits are controlling your life and if you can identify the good and the bad ones, it can change everything. We are sharing our 3 good habits and 1 bad habit that shows up in our marriage and hope this episode can help you identify a few of yours too! Join the #Last90Days - www.thechicsite.com/90days Follow Rachel on Instagram - www.instagram.com/MrsRachelHollis Follow Dave on Instagram - www.i...


14: Rise Together Conference: Dave’s Opening Keynote
We are coming at you with another EXCLUSIVE from our RISE Together couples conference! This week we are bringing you Dave's opening keynote from the weekend. He is telling you all about why he was reluctant to jump head first into personal development and what he learned along the way. If you aren't sure about why it's necessary to invest in yourself, then this episode is for you!...

14: Rise Together Conference: Dave’s Opening Keynote
We are coming at you with another EXCLUSIVE from our RISE Together couples conference! This week we are bringing you Dave's opening keynote from the weekend. He is telling you all about why he was reluctant to jump head first into personal development and what he learned along the way. If you aren't sure about why it's necessary to invest in yourself, then this episode is for you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

13: Rise Together Conference: Opening Keynote
This week's episode is an EXCLUSIVE! We are bringing you Rachel's opening keynote from our couples conference RISE Together in Austin Texas this past weekend. We think that in order to work on being in a great relationship, you need to work on being great by yourself and in this episode we will tell you why! Follow Rachel on Instagram - www.instagram.com/MsRachelHollis Follow Dave on Instagram - www.instagram.com/MrDaveHollis Rise events on Instagram - www.instagram.com/Letsrise.co...


13: Rise Together Conference: Opening Keynote
This week's episode is an EXCLUSIVE! We are bringing you Rachel's opening keynote from our couples conference RISE Together in Austin Texas this past weekend. We think that in order to work on being in a great relationship, you need to work on being great by yourself and in this episode we will tell you why! Follow Rachel on Instagram - www.instagram.com/MsRachelHollis Follow Dave on Instagram - www.instagram.com/MrDaveHollis Rise events on Instagram - www.instagram.com/Letsrise.co Learn more about your ad ...

12: Your Relationship NEEDS To Change
Change can be scary and the fear of the unknown almost paralyzing. In today's episode we are breaking down the reasons why change is GOOD and necessary in relationships. If you are willing to embrace change you and your partner will come out on the other side stronger....

12: Your Relationship NEEDS To Change
Change can be scary and the fear of the unknown almost paralyzing. In today's episode we are breaking down the reasons why change is GOOD and necessary in relationships. If you are willing to embrace change you and your partner will come out on the other side stronger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


11: Why Hard Conversations Are Key To Building An Exceptional Relationship
This week we are throwing it back to a hard conversation that we had a few months ago. It was the hardest and most important conversation we have ever had and something that got us from where we were to where we are now. We hope that if you have to have a hard conversation in your own relationship, this will give you the courage and confidence to do so. It is probably the best thing you can do for your relationship. Follow Rachel on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave on Insta...

11: Why Hard Conversations Are Key To Building An Exceptional Relationship
This week we are throwing it back to a hard conversation that we had a few months ago. It was the hardest and most important conversation we have ever had and something that got us from where we were to where we are now. We hope that if you have to have a hard conversation in your own relationship, this will give you the courage and confidence to do so. It is probably the best thing you can do for your relationship. Follow Rachel on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave on Instag...

10: Five Ways To Show Up For Your Partner (Dave's Perspective)
In this week's episode it’s Dave’s turn to give you his 5 best tips for showing up for your partner. Since Dave is an overachiever, all of his tips start with the later “P”! Tune in to find out what they are. Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/ RISE Events: www.letsrise.co...


10: Five Ways To Show Up For Your Partner (Dave's Perspective)
In this week's episode it’s Dave’s turn to give you his 5 best tips for showing up for your partner. Since Dave is an overachiever, all of his tips start with the later “P”! Tune in to find out what they are. Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/ RISE Events: www.letsrise.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

9: Five Ways To Show Up For Your Partner (Rachel's Perspective)
In this week's episode we are doing something a little different! I'm by myself and I'm going to give you my 5 best tips for showing up for your partner. Of course this is from my perspective, but stay tuned because next week Dave is going to be giving you his 5 tips from a his perspective! Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/ RISE Events: www.letsrise.co 344442...

9: Five Ways To Show Up For Your Partner (Rachel's Perspective)
In this week's episode we are doing something a little different! I'm by myself and I'm going to give you my 5 best tips for showing up for your partner. Of course this is from my perspective, but stay tuned because next week Dave is going to be giving you his 5 tips from a his perspective! Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/ RISE Events: www.letsrise.co 344442 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastcho...


8: Conflict resolution, Enneagram number and how knowing both can change your relationship.
Have you ever heard of the Enneagram test? It's like Myers Briggs or a DISC test, only this personality test dates back hundreds of years that divides people up into one of 9 numbers. In today's episode, we're speaking with Enneagram expert Chris Heuertz. Chris took us through our personality types, our conflict resolution style and how we can love each other better and work together better by understanding why our partner processes things the way they do. Book: The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz https...

8: Conflict resolution, Enneagram number and how knowing both can change your relationship.
Have you ever heard of the Enneagram test? It's like Myers Briggs or a DISC test, only this personality test dates back hundreds of years that divides people up into one of 9 numbers. In today's episode, we're speaking with Enneagram expert Chris Heuertz. Chris took us through our personality types, our conflict resolution style and how we can love each other better and work together better by understanding why our partner processes things the way they do. Book: The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz https:/...

7: Let's Talk About Sex Baby
Get your hearts and minds ready because we are going for it! We are talking about sex, baby! Join us for a real and frank conversation that we hope with improve your intimate relationship....


7: Let's Talk About Sex Baby
Get your hearts and minds ready because we are going for it! We are talking about sex, baby! Join us for a real and frank conversation that we hope with improve your intimate relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

6: You Have to Fail to Grow
In this episode we wanted to share Dave’s speech from our RISE Weekend Conference. Dave talks about his feelings of experiencing his partnering going through self-growth and wanting to do the same thing for himself. Come to our conference: www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/...

6: You Have to Fail to Grow
In this episode we wanted to share Dave’s speech from our RISE Weekend Conference. Dave talks about his feelings of experiencing his partnering going through self-growth and wanting to do the same thing for himself. Come to our conference: www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


5: We're Married and We're Dating!
On this episode we talk about why we believe date nights are important in a relationship. We share some of our favorite ideas and how we actually plan it out on a weekly basis. Come to our conference: https://www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/...

5: We're Married and We're Dating!
On this episode we talk about why we believe date nights are important in a relationship. We share some of our favorite ideas and how we actually plan it out on a weekly basis. Come to our conference: https://www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

4: How to Plan Out Your Life as a Couple
In Today’s episode we share our tips and tactics on how we plan out our life as a couple. This includes our work, our goals, our intentions, and everything that we do as not just a couple but as a family each season. Come to our conference: https://www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/...


4: How to Plan Out Your Life as a Couple
In Today’s episode we share our tips and tactics on how we plan out our life as a couple. This includes our work, our goals, our intentions, and everything that we do as not just a couple but as a family each season. Come to our conference: https://www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

3: Help! My Partner Doesn’t DO Personal Development: 6 Tips to get motivated together
In this episode we are answering a direct question from our fans "what happens if I’m super motivated for personal growth but my partner is not there?". So we decided to share six tips to work with your partner to have an exceptional relationship. Come to our conference: https://www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/...

3: Help! My Partner Doesn’t DO Personal Development: 6 Tips to get motivated together
In this episode we are answering a direct question from our fans "what happens if I’m super motivated for personal growth but my partner is not there?". So we decided to share six tips to work with your partner to have an exceptional relationship. Come to our conference: https://www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.c...


2: The Relationship is Either Growing or It's Dying
In this week's episode of Rise Together, Rachel and Dave Hollis are digging into the core of our beliefs when it comes to romantic relationships: your relationship is either growing or it's dying. They're talking about the times when their relationship struggled over the last 16 years + what they've done (and continue to do) to make it thrive. Come to our conference: https://www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instag...

2: The Relationship is Either Growing or It's Dying
In this week's episode of Rise Together, Rachel and Dave Hollis are digging into the core of our beliefs when it comes to romantic relationships: your relationship is either growing or it's dying. They're talking about the times when their relationship struggled over the last 16 years + what they've done (and continue to do) to make it thrive. Come to our conference: https://www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram...

1: The Set Up
We have gotten so many requests about doing a podcast together that we needed to make it happen! In this episode we share a little bit of background of who we are and why we started to work together and move to Austin. Come to our conference: https://www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/...


1: The Set Up
We have gotten so many requests about doing a podcast together that we needed to make it happen! In this episode we share a little bit of background of who we are and why we started to work together and move to Austin. Come to our conference: https://www.letsrise.co/together/ Follow Rachel Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis/ Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...