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The Arner Adventures Podcast

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Hey there, we're Shannon + Gerry Arner, a minimalist couple driven by intentional living + adventure. Burned out from the 24/7 grind of running our business, we traded the hustle + bustle for something more meaningful. We parted ways with most of our belongings + moved to the coast. Listen along as we chat about life's challenges, share inspiring stories, + help you live with more intention + with less physical + mental clutter. Each episode is a step toward doing + being just a little bit better, for ourselves + the world around us. Life's an adventure after all! Come join us for the ride!
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Meet Kevin Berthia, the real-life superhero of resilience. He's not your average advocate and speaker; he's a survivor who's been through the depths of despair and come out stronger than ever. Kevin's journey is nothing short of remarkable. Kevin's life was once a rollercoaster of hiding his pain behind a facade of partying and laughter. But it all changed dramatically when he faced a very public suicide attempt at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. It was a turning point that transformed his life. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
Bio-touch healing is one of the simplest things to do and learn. On episode 130 of The Arner Adventures Podcast, we chat with Paul Bucky, founder and co-director of Bio-touch. This conversation spans from the simple lifestyle of what Paul describes as "dropping off" to being introduced to a touch method of healing and connecting us to one another. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
As minimalists who love to travel, we know what it takes to create the best packing list for a tropical vacation! Better yet, we never have to check luggage, so our Caribbean vacation can begin earlier and last longer. Why? Because we don't have to wait at the baggage carousel.  We are sharing our tips and tricks for the essential tropical vacation packing list with ease! The only decision you will need to make is what level of sun protection you will need!​ Download the FREE list HERE.
Have you ever heard about the Peruvian Lifestyle? On episode 128 of The Arner Adventures Podcast, we sit down with Maya Lombarts, a Belgian native who has been living in Peru for the past seven years. She discusses how living in Peru has helped her embrace a slower, more mindful approach to life. Maya shares how this lifestyle shift has transformed her approach to living and working, emphasizing the importance of moving with your body, creating white space in your schedule, and learning to say no. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE
This month is Mental Health Month and we are revisiting conversations with mental health advocates to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental wellness. In this episode, we revisit a very special conversation with suicide survivor and suicide prevention advocate, Kevin Berthia. You may know about Kevin from his very public suicide attempt at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. It was a turning point that transformed his life. We talk with Kevin about how he copes with pain, overcoming much of his struggles so that he can embrace life to the fullest. Kevin is on a mission to inspire others to break their silence and reach out for help when they need it most. His motto: everyone has a why. The original show notes for this episode can be found HERE⁠. 
This month is Mental Health Month and we are revisiting conversations with mental health advocates to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental wellness. In this episode, we are revisiting our discussion with Mental Health Advocate, founder/owner of FerrisBuilt a product and apparel line that aims to bring more awareness to mental health and social issues.  We discuss the importance of advocacy, and what we can do to improve our own mental health, but also bringing awareness to the disparity of mental health offerings to those who do not have access. We also chat about how Meghan Markle brought her brand to the limelight with her RBG t-shirt purchase.  The original show notes for this episode can be found ⁠HERE⁠. 
This month is Mental Health Month and we are revisiting conversations with mental health advocates to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental wellness. In this episode, we revisit our conversation with Lindsey Konchar. Lindsey is the author of I Got 99 Coping Skills and Being a B*tch Ain’t One, a licensed graduate social worker, and a mental health advocate.  In this conversation, we talk about the importance of having coping skills, the variety of coping mechanisms, and her own struggles with mental health. The original show notes for this episode can be found ⁠HERE⁠. 
This month is Mental Health Month and we are revisiting conversations with mental health advocates to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental wellness. In this episode, we revisit our conversation with Ryan Schwartz, the founder of Mental Health Match. Ryan founded ⁠Mental Health Match⁠ which helps to pair patients with the therapists that are right for them. He personally understands the importance of therapy after the sudden loss of his mother in 2013. Prior to Mental Health Match, Ryan was a strategic communications consultant for nonprofit organizations which is an experience he still draws on in his current role. We discuss the importance of mental health and finding the right therapist with Ryan, as well as his own personal journey in his life and career. The original show notes for this episode can be found ⁠HERE⁠.
Did you know that when you reduce waste, you save money? It's true. It may seem difficult to be more sustainable, reducing your carbon footprint, but we are going to share with you some very simple ways to not only reduce but increase the money that is in your wallet. That speaks everyone's language, right?! The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE
This is the fifth and final week of our journey through the 5 R's of Sustainability, ending with recycle responsibly. In the past four weeks, we covered all of the R's except recycling. We want recycling to be the last option. Being mindful to refuse an item, reduce consumption, reuse, and repurpose items is a great way to keep things out of the landfill, and from needing to be recycled. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE
This is the fourth R in our five-week journey through the 5 R’s of Sustainability, repurpose innovatively. In the past three weeks, we covered “refuse,” “reduce,” and “reuse”. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
This is the third R in our five-week journey through the 5 R’s of Sustainability, reuse. In the past two weeks, we covered “refuse” and “reduce”. In the next few weeks, we’re diving into the essential principles of sustainability: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle. Week by week, we’ll focus on one of these key pillars, bringing you straightforward, actionable tips to reduce your environmental impact. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
Welcome to our five-week journey through the 5 R's of Sustainability, this week's conversation is on the second R, reduce. Last week, we covered "refuse." Over the coming weeks, we'll talk about the core principles of sustainability: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle. Each week, we'll delve deep into one of these pillars, offering simple, actionable steps to help you shrink your environmental footprint. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE
Welcome to our five-week series on the 5 R's of Sustainability.  Over the next five weeks, we'll be diving into the fundamental principles of sustainability: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle. Each week, we'll explore one of these R's in-depth, sharing small, simple, actionable steps that you can take to be proactive in reducing your environmental footprint. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
Choosing to buy from sustainable and ethical brands is like voting for a better world with your wallet. In this conversation, we are sharing why you should shop from sustainable and ethical brands, how to know if they call into those categories, and questions to ask brands. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
Wondering how you can help to reduce food waste? Well, if you are someone who has a lot of leftovers that go bad, this is for you. With gardening around the corner, we begin thinking about our plans for growing our own food. We make sure that our items won't be in abundance unless we have a plan for them so they don't go to waste. In this episode, we discuss the top ways of how to reduce food waste. These nuggets have worked for us, and continue to help us not have to throw items out that went bad or that we did not use. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
This week, we are getting into the heart of Mental Minimalism – because let's face it, our minds could use a bit of spring cleaning too. We will explore the seven things that need an eviction notice from your headspace. Get ready for some mind-refreshing insights and some mental tidying. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
This episode is a bit different, a bit heavier, but undeniably real as we talk about pet loss grief. Managing the profound grief that comes with losing a beloved pet is very difficult. Betty White, our cherished fur baby, recently left us, leaving an emptiness that’s hard to put into words. In this heartfelt episode, we open up about the rollercoaster of emotions, the deafening silence, and how we maneuver through this challenging chapter of our Arner Adventures. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE
This week, we are continuing the discussion on gaslighting with how to respond to gaslighting. We will go through our own experiences, and what to say when someone is gaslighting you. We’ll share ways we have maneuvered through this experience. It’s an eye-opening convo! Be sure to tune in! The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE
Get ready for a no-nonsense conversation about what it really means to support your creative partner. Gerry spills the beans on practical tips, like digging into their creative world, giving them the space they need, and understanding that creativity is part of who they are. The full show notes, with links, resources we mention, and podcast sponsors can be found HERE.
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