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People say that communication is THE MOST important part of a strong relationship… I disagree! When it comes down to having a great relationship with your partner, communication is often cited as the holy grail--BUT... connection is really what we're seeking and essential to great communication! Learn more about this episode of Ready set Love at www.readysetlove.com.
Carrie Contey teaches us how parenting can negatively impact the adult relationships of the parents and gives us a number of powerful, research-supported strategies that will empower parents in their adult relationships, giving them the support they need to parent successfully. “Think of it as emotional meals and emotional snacks. If you’re going to be really nourished, you need both.” – Carrie Contey. Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/08
It's time that we focus on what drives the sense of presence, security, connection, and love. In this episode we will dive into several ways you can improve your presence with the most important person in your life.  "Where is your attention going when you are with your partner?" - John Howard. Learn more about this episode of Ready set Love at www.readysetlove.com.  
Want a better, stronger relationship? Want to find the right partner and develop a great relationship? This podcast is for you! Therapist John Howard takes you through the A to Z of having an awesome, rockstar relationship using the very latest science. Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com.
Veteran NFL lineman John Welbourn used to beat people for a living, now he's a family man. Hear his approach to parenting, relationships, and fitness. “Sometimes you have to apologize for things you didn’t do because it helps the general good.” - John Welbourn Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-27
Find out how therapy works and the ingredients you'll need to make it successful. Learn why therapy is both a science and an art. “Therapy generally is more productive and more successful if the therapist is available for a real relationship with you.” – John Howard. Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-58
“There are no simple solutions to our differences. You have to embrace that complexity.” – John Howard. Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-59
Dr. Pittman McGehee and John Howard discuss why self compassion is essential to mental and relationship health and how you can begin practicing it. “We think that we’re connected in our perfection, but really we’re connected in our imperfection. One of the common things about being human is that we all suffer; it’s part of what it is to be human. So rather than feeling isolated in that, with self compassion we can feel connected in that.”– Pittman McGehee Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-49
Couples therapists Terry Real and John Howard discuss how the patriarchal power structure we live in is the primary seed of conflict in many relationships. “Falling in love is believing that this person is going to heal you or complete you. Real marriage comes the day you realize that they are exquisitely designed to stick the burning spear right into your eyeball.” – Terry Real Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-46
Renée Trudeau and John Howard talk about how you can challenge your partner to grow without sending a message of judgment or non-acceptance. “What would it look like to cultivate an unwavering allegiance to yourself?” – Renée Trudeau Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-51
In this episode you'll learn parenting tips from the new neuroscience, developmental psychology, attachment theory, and John's own experience as a parent. You'll learn how to better regulate your child and your own emotions, and how to help your kiddo build an awesome relational map! “Kids develop expressive pathways before they develop regulating pathways and they build theirs based on how you comfort them” – John Howard.  Learn more about his episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-13
Trust is easily eroded in relationships. It's not just big ticket betrayals--it's also not calling someone back, staying out too late, or missing a birthday. Are we aware of how we decrease trust in our relationships and what can we do to repair those instances? John Howard and Mojo give you practical tips to fix trust. “Partners respond so much better when we just frame things as a need instead of a criticism. The words ‘I need’ can really shift how your partner responds to things; it makes it feel more positive.” – Morgan Johnson Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-12
In this episode, you'll learn about how you can get your needs met effectively as well as the 4 myths that prevent many people from doing so. “Those things that we feel a need for and a desire for are the very things that can amplify our relationship.” – John Howard Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-19
Tune in to listen to how this powerful and often-overlooked quality of healthy relationships can make a big difference in your connection! “People, when they are fully received feel valued and they feel respected and they feel understood. And at least with the couples I work with, those are all common complaints!” – John Howard Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-23
Tune in for a quick-start guide to understanding your emotions, labeling them, and then communicating them with the people in your life. “Many of us keep up our guard too much, even with people that we designate as our key go-to people. And that’s a problem, because relationships really benefit from sharing of emotion and sharing of vulnerability.” – John Howard Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-22
My guest Dylan Davies and I discuss how partners can improve their communication about sex, paving the way to increased desire and deeper intimacy. “You cannot perform an eroticectomy; you cannot excise the thing that turns you on the most.” – Doug Braun-Harvey Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-20
These days, dating can often be confusing and frustrating, but it doesn't have to! Tune in to hear my top-10 tips for navigating dating in the 21st century. You will learn what type of work you need to do on yourself before dating, how to develop a coherent dating strategy, and how to not burn out in the process. “If you date in a very random and haphazard way, then the relationships you end up in are more likely to be random and haphazard, as well.” – John Howard Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-17
In this episode, I share an overview of what you need to know about handling affairs. You’ll learn the three steps to dealing with an affair, as well as why an affair doesn't need to be a death sentence for the relationship. “You can’t gloss over the feelings that arise in the midst of an affair. You have to be honest with them; you have to be honest with how intense they can be.” – John Howard Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-14
In this episode Dr. Tori Olds talks with us about finding your true self in a relationship and how a relationship built on the key ingredient of curiosity is one that leads to greater bonding and love. Learn more about this episode of Ready set Love at www.readysetlove.com.
In this episode, Jungian analyst, world-renowned speaker, author and Episcopal priest J. Pittman Mcgehee discusses what it means to be truly married. It’s deep, and reflects many decades of wisdom from a truly wise soul who has been on the front lines of psychotherapy and education for a long time. “Realize that problems are natural, difficulty is not a choice, and that you become married through your problem solving.” – J. Pittman McGehee Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-18
Learn how to set goals as a couple and work to accomplish them with best-selling author Jay Papasan. Author of The One Thing, Jay looks for ways to make planning and success more efficient. Listen to Jay and John Howard discuss their relationships and tips for getting on the same page with your partner. "Relationships are a skill. They take practice and work to get good at." - JayPapasan. Learn more about this episode of Ready set Love at www.readysetlove.com.  
Learn how to manage and be around your extended family members while maintaining a healthy connection with your partner. Visit relatives with ease! “One way to protect yourselves and also make it more fun, is to go into extended family situations with a game plan of prioritizing yourselves, prioritizing your connection, prioritizing spending quality time with each other.” – John Howard. Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-57
Tune in to learn how to be vulnerable with your partner in a way that won’t make you seem weak, overly needy, or pathetic to your partner. “We dismiss emotion too quickly, therefore we don’t take the time to savor the wisdom that’s embedded in feelings.” – John Howard. Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-55
In this episode, my guest Jonathan Hewitt talks about how you can teach your children to be aware of themselves and the people around them. “Perfection is being the best you can be in the moment, being authentic and transparent.” – Jonathan Hewitt Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-25
Join Gottman senior faculty member Dr. Vagdevi Meunier and John Howard to discuss the Gottman Method approach to relationship health and counseling. “It turns out that positivity in the form of fondness, admiration, compliments, turning towards your partner, completely overrides or mitigates any of the conflict that you have in a relationship. Your focus needs to be on fun!” – Dr. Vagdevi Meunier Learn more about this episode of Ready Set Love at www.readysetlove.com/episode-45
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Podcast Details

Started
Feb 8th, 2018
Latest Episode
Feb 14th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
60
Avg. Episode Length
44 minutes
Explicit
No

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