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The Arner Adventures Podcast

The Arner Adventures Podcast

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Hi, we’re Shannon and Gerry Arner, your hosts (and our pup, Betty White) After owning our own business, working 24/7 (and a mental breakdown in between), we made a lifestyle change and decided to make the most out of life. We sold our house, most of our belongings, downsized, and moved to the coast. We live life minimally, but fully. We live each day as an adventure! This show will help you learn how to live life more fully, with more intention, by experiencing more, and with less stuff. Come join our adventure! It’s the Arner Adventures Podcast!
67 Episodes
This spark in our lives episode guest is Sharon Rolph. When Sharon retired from Boeing in 2016, she put her skills as a Behavioral Scientist to work as an Essence Coach. Forming her Essence statement after retirement, helped her to find her spark and truly understand the secret to living the life of her dreams. Sharon is focused on empowering everyone to live a fulfilled life that is full of success. Sharon was a gem, and we really enjoyed this conversation and think that you will, too! The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
This spark in our lives episode guest is Michaelbrent Collings. Michaelbrent graduated from a top law school and became a partner in only a few years; he was on the fast track to a very successful career in law. His wife suddenly fell ill and his life changed— Michaelbrent went from working up to 70 hours a week to working part-time to care for her. With this dramatic shift, Michaelbrent was invited to leave the law firm, going from partner to unemployed. With a passion for writing and one book, he pivoted to start his own business as an indie author and publisher. Now a decade later, Michaelbrent is one of the most successful indie novelists who is known for Horror and was even voted as one of the top 20 All-Time Greatest Horror Writers in a Ranker poll of 20,000 readers. At Written Insomnia Press, he does not handle just writing— Michaelbrent handles publishing, marketing and PR, digital presence, and advertising. There were many challenges along the way that Michaelbrent has overcome and lessons learned along with them. Disclaimer- The subject matter in this podcast conversation regarding mental illness can be triggering to some. We highly recommend that if you have thoughts of harming yourself, that call or text 988 or text TALK to 741741. You can also We take the topic of mental health seriously. Please reach out for help if you feel that you are having your own mental health issues or questions at all. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
In this episode, we are going to help you catch up on all things Murdaugh Murders, which resources are the best ways to catch up, and our thoughts on whether or not Alex Murdaugh really killed his wife, Maggie Murdaugh, and son, Paul Murdaugh, and a special correspondent joins the conversation: Shannon’s mom. Shannon’s mom is an amateur sleuth, a Murdaugh Murders expert, and will put Nancy Grace to shame any day of the week. You will not believe it but while we were recording this episode the verdict came in! Unbelievable! We were wrapping things up and bam! Those jurors came back with a verdict WHILE WE WERE RECORDING! Naturally, we recorded it, too, and so we air it during the podcast. Move over Mandy Matney, here come The Arners! The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
Angie Callen is a former engineer who has worked across different roles including working in galleries, marketing, and sales. Having the experience of bad bosses and work environments firsthand, Angie created Career Benders to help combat the Sunday Scaries and Monday Blues and has helped over 1,000 individuals across the country. As a professionally certified Career Coach and Resume Writer, Angie helps her clients to pursue a more intentional career path and find happiness in their careers. She specializes in working with technical professionals, high-level managers, and executives to navigate the challenges of the workforce today. Outside of helping others to find happiness in their careers, Angie has an adopted cat and dog and can be found helping others in her personal life! The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
This spark in our lives episode guest is Piper Watson. Piper has gone from a successful solopreneur to founding and directing a non-profit makerspace that is the first of its kind in the world. She had 6 employees, 20 contracted educators, and 40 weekly volunteers. And then, she burned out. Becoming so burnt out, Piper built a campervan, rented her house, sold her belongings, and went on a three-year adventure across eight countries with her husband and two dogs. She ran out of money multiple times, zapped her life savings, and learned how to navigate a pandemic. Through these adventures, Piper learned about her own resilience, and ego, and how to move out of her own way to follow her true purpose in life. Now, Piper and her husband are both enjoying successful businesses doing their life’s work, and creating fulfillment each and every day by working with founders, CEOs, and creative captives to break out of the grind. Piper Watson helps people do more of what they love! The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
This spark in our lives episode guest is Michaell Magrutsche. Michaell is an Austrian/Californian multidisciplinary artist, speaker, educator, and author. He works on raising the awareness of our limitless human potential and is an advocate for helping understand neurodiversity like dyslexia and dysgraphia. After not fitting into conventional systems as a child with dyslexia, he found his salvation in art. Creating art outside of systems helped him through life, and Michaell keeps unveiling the limitations of man-made systems like technology, science, economy, and knowledge. His mission is to show humans that we need something very different right now because we are in a consciousness crisis. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE. A very special thank you to Nirva Health for sponsoring this episode.
With Valentine’s day coming up, we thought it would be a great time to talk about the 5 Love Languages, exercises to show your partner love, and a summary of each to better understand what you need to receive love.  Knowing your partner’s love language is beneficial to interact in a loving way.  Understanding your own love language is a great way to empower yourself, and know more about how to love yourself as well. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
This spark in our lives episode guest is Kat Polsinelli. Kat was in an abusive relationship for 8 years. She was a single mother of two young boys and started life over at age 26 with only a job. After having her personality and identity stripped away, she learned how to find it and put it back together. She dove into being an entrepreneur and works with other entrepreneurs to build their businesses the way it works for them through systems, organization, and growing their mindset. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
This spark in our lives episode guest is Raine Phillips. Raine aligns with our feelings about your home being your sanctuary. Not only that, but she is a real estate agent who empowers renters—- and is an expert in the rental property arena. She discusses renting in a positive light, imagine that! Raine brings more than a decade of realty experience, working in the most competitive markets in the US - New York, and Los Angeles. With a proven track record for high-volume rental sales, she is a top leasing agent for multi-family and single-family homes as well as portfolio territory sales. Raine’s remarkable track record can be directly attributed to her dependability, keen intuition, and ability to anticipate what her clients want. Raine has helped thousands of people find their new homes and offers her clients an opportunity to move into a happier and more tranquil life. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
Spark in Our Lives Episode: Shauna Nuckles is a public relations industry leader and Founder. Shauna spent her career rising through the PR agency ranks. She was determined to move to the top of an industry she loved and put in the hours and dedication to do so. At the point where it looked like she’d “made it,” the toll that job-related stress took on her health told a different story. Her doctor told her that she had 6 months to keep working like she was now or her body would force her to stop. Through this process, she realized she wasn’t alone in feeling overwhelming stress and heard stories from others who shared their anxiety, stressed-induced hospital visits, and panic attacks. Her mission suddenly became clear. In 2019 she founded Advocation, which is now paving the way for industry change by working with PR agencies to reduce stress without sacrificing results. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
Alise, alongside her husband, are travel bloggers. You can find their blog at Tales From an Untamed Soul. Alise and her husband’s story aligns so closely with ours. We were really intrigued by their journey surrounding selling their belongings, being travel bloggers, traveling 365 days a year, and staying in Airbnbs. Their story differs in that they are digital nomads. Alise wants to help individuals create a life they don’t want or need a vacation from. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
Last year, we talked about setting intentions, rather than resolutions since there is so much pressure about that.  We have an exercise that helps you find your word for the year- the guiding word. In this episode, we are reflecting on 2022, leaving it behind, and setting intentions for 2023. We also talk about something CRAZY that went on all of 2022 that we could not talk about until now.  The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE. 
John McFadzean is a passionate public speaker who loves stand-up paddleboarding. So, as you can imagine, he absolutely loves talking about stand-up paddleboarding. Twice longlisted and commended for the prestigious Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year Award, John is an accomplished storyteller with numerous dramatic, exciting, and humorous stories in his repertoire. Following a remarkable coincidence one Saturday morning in June 2014, John McFadzean decided to throw aside a lifetime of fear of failure and try something new. Over the following years, a tiny seed of an idea germinated in John’s brain which eventually led him to embark on a lifetime quest to go stand-up paddle boarding in every country in the world. In 47 countries so far, he still has some way to go. As John says himself, ‘I won’t be finished before Christmas!’ The full show notes may be accessed HERE. 
Kye Harris is a spark in our lives because he makes us feel so much better about money. Kye has been working in the financial sector for 17 years. His superpower is helping people change how they think and feel about money. By helping you connect to what you value in life and creating a clear path to get there, your stress will disappear, your world will open up and you’ll believe more is possible. You may access the full show notes HERE. 
Terry Tucker is our spark in our lives guest today! Terry is a motivational speaker, author, and international podcast guest on the topics of motivation, mindset, and self-development. He has a business administration degree from The Citadel (where he played NCAA Division I college basketball) and a master’s degree from Boston University. In his professional career, Terry has been a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, a high school basketball coach, a business owner, a motivational speaker, and for the past ten years, a cancer warrior. Terry is an amazing human being, a true spark, and has a story that will give you an empowering sense of gratitude, and motivation! The full show notes may be accessed HERE.
Liza Baker is an employee wellness consultant, health coach, author, blogger, podcaster, and woefully underpaid COO of a busy family of four spread across the globe—Liza brings her passion, knowledge, and experience to the table to help you reach your health goals. Liza spent almost 20 years in various roles in the nonprofit world, most recently working as a grants manager at a food systems organization that works at the intersection of healthy food access, sustainable agriculture, and social justice. Her sweet spot as a coach is supporting overworked, over-scheduled, overtired, and OVER. IT. ALL. workers in the social change/nonprofit sector. More simply: Liza’s mission is to support your team in being well! Full show notes can be accessed HERE. 
Lorraine Miano is no stranger to Arner Adventures. Well, to us, anyway, and we call all aspects of our life an adventure! Lorraine is an Integrative Holistic Health Coach certified in hormone health, and the author of the bestselling book “The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back!” She does so much to inspire women, including instilling knowledge about holistic health so that we can take control of our own health. We learned so much from her in a workshop I (shannon) participated in a few years ago, that we still implement today. Full show notes are available HERE. 
Ralph Velasco is a travel photographer, award-winning travel photography instructor, author, public speaker, and international tour organizer, a.k.a. The Continental DRIFTER. Over the past 14 years, Ralph has organized and led more than 120 small group cultural tours around the world under his PhotoEnrichment Adventures and Alla Campagna Experiences -brands.  Ralph is also a  YouTube Creator- his YouTube channel is called- The Continental DRIFTER – where he makes sure to remind you that “life is too short not to travel!” The full show notes are available HERE. 
Therese Forton-Barnes, aka Tee, is the Household Toxins Health Specialist and the Head Guru at The Green Living Gurus. She is an entrepreneur, activist, podcast host, and educator. She spreads awareness of chemical exposure that could cause many autoimmune illnesses, cancer, and other ailments. She does this through her Green Living Pioneer coaching program, in addition to a weekly podcast show, newsletter, blog posts, social media, and Tee’s Organics, a line of household cleaners and products that are healthy for you and your home. The full show notes are available HERE. 
Joe Bains completely destroyed his health and became disabled for 6 months with type 2 diabetes. The hospitals couldn't help him and finally discharged him. He needed 24/7 care; putting him to bed, changing his clothes, showering him, and taking him to the toilet. He then spent the next 3 years rebuilding his body and health from the inside out and made himself able-bodied again. He was so successful at this that now aged 54 he is at his healthiest and has boundless energy, more than he ever had even in his 20s and 30s. Joe is a self-proclaimed health freak, does biohacking, and is currently practicing Intermittent Fasting, Keto, cold showers/baths/ wild bathing, and Wim Hof breath work. He has also written a book on healthy living. Full show notes are available HERE. 
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