Bedtalks

Bedtalks

By Elizabeth & K
This is a podcast about a real couple having honest and straightforward discussions about relationships, love, and life.
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Practical Dating and Relationship Tips in 2020-An Interview with Dr. Abby Lev
Let's face it, dating can be a struggle. And this struggle can persist even for those of you in committed relationships. The pandemic hasn't made it easier. But, I've brought in extra help to help you figure it all out. Meet Dr. Abby Lev. Dr. Lev is a psychotherapist, author, coach, workshop facilitator, and consultant to individuals and companies. She is passionate about helping people uncover the core beliefs and emotional obstacles. During this interview we discuss practical dating tips, the difference between your wants versus needs, why you should stay true to who you are even if it rocks the boat at the beginning of the relationship. We also help you figure out how to differentiate between superficial and core values. Dr. Lev delves into what makes a relationship more sturdy and solid versus one that is likely to fall apart. In listening to this interview, you will come away surprised, informed, and with more self-awareness of what constitutes a successful relationship. Listen in and let me know what you think. And please remember to subscribe to future episodes of the Bedtalks Podcast on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Until next time, XoXo.
38:12
May 21, 2020
Love, Laughter & Legacy - An Interview with Melissa Rivers
K & I have been meeting and interviewing some amazing people. Our goal remains to bring you valuable and useful content. We were beyond thrilled when Melissa Rivers agreed to be a guest on our show. Melissa Rivers is famously known for being a co-host of Fashion Police and the daughter of the legendary comedian, Joan Rivers. While Melissa's mom Joan Rivers set the stage for many of the comedians we see today - Lily Singh, Leslie Jones, Chelsea Handler, among many others. Melissa is no shrinking violet. She is extremely accomplished in her own right. Melissa Rivers has many accolades and accomplishments. Melissa is an award-winning fashion and pop-culture host, a reality-TV star, an actress, and an executive producer. She is currently the host of the booming podcast, Group Text With Melissa Rivers and co-creator and executive producer of web sensation “Love Quarantine Style.” A New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, an accomplished lecturer, a dedicated and vocal philanthropist and advocate, Melissa is perhaps best known as co-creator, executive producer and co-host of E!’s globally recognized and iconic “Fashion Police.” We discuss love during quarantine, the importance of laughter, and the legacy Melissa is focused on providing her son. Listen in to hear our interview with Melissa River, and please remember to subscribe to future episodes of Bedtalks on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcast, and Spotify. Until next time, XoXo
36:10
May 15, 2020
The Power of Attraction: How Understanding Yourself Can Help You Attract Better Partners
Have you ever wondered why it seems as though you attract a certain type of person?  Do you suffer from relationship fatigue?  Are you tired and frustrated with the same repeated themes playing out in your relationships? It’s an often overlooked part of the relationship equation. We don't often see the connective pieces until we focus on dealing with what creates them.  But, if missed, it can lead to constant relationship frustration and failure. We’ve brought in a special expert and guest to have this discussion and help you figure it out. Listen in as K and I speak with a Relationship Expert, Robert Dunn, of the Orion Group Podcast. And please remember to subscribe to future episodes of the Bedtalks podcasts on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Until next time XoXo
30:05
May 8, 2020
The Lesson of Self-Love; Naysha's Powerful Transformation through Self-Love
K and I had the pleasure of interviewing Naysha Sonet. Naysha is from the beautiful and #3 ranked country of happiness, Norway. However, even though Naysha lives in one of the happiest countries, she didn't always feel happy with herself. After a bad break-up, she had to learn how to find someone she had lost as a result of the break-up, herself. We crossed paths as I followed Naysha's personal journey and transformation via self-love. She has insight and wisdom that belies her age. I was impressed and continue to be impressed to watch her journey, how she helps others and is building space for others to recognize their own personal value. Self-love is a positive phrase and is used often. But, during this interview, we take it a step deeper analyzing and dealing with the often uncomfortable pieces of self-love. Listen in and learn more as K, Naysa, and I navigate this conversation together. And please remember to tune into future episodes of Bedtalks on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Until next time, XoXo
28:41
April 26, 2020
A Story of Survival from Domestic Abuse with Mannette Morgan
According to the NCADV organization, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by their intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men who suffer abuse from their partner. 33% of women and almost 10% of men suffer some form of physical abuse. 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner and 94% of these victims murdered are female. Physical and emotional abuse is prevalent making it difficult for people to leave an abusive relationship. - Source of statistics NCADV.org Domestic abuse can leave long-lasting physical and emotional scars. But, there is a way out. Mannette Morgan, a survivor of domestic abuse, helps women find their path to recovery. Mannette shares her personal story of domestic abuse and how she created a path to not only survive, but thrive! She has helped many other women to leave abusive relationships and understands the challenges and fears associated with abuse. Listen in as K and I speak with Mannette and learn how she went from victim to survivor. Please also remember to subscribe to future episodes of Bedtalks on the Anchor App, Itunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Until next time, XoXo
36:12
April 20, 2020
Our Happy Divorce Part 3 - A Couple's Unique Approach to Divorce
Nikki, Ben, Ken, and Me continue our discussion in this  Bedtalks Podcast: Our Happy Divorce Part 3 - A Couple's Unique Approach to Divorce. Divorce isn't easy. When two people make this decision, the feelings are intensified because it's natural to want to cut off your contact and interactions with one another. And when you add kids to the mix, it can make the break-up even more complicated. Nikki DeBartolo and Benjamin Heldfond wanted to handle their divorce differently. And they admit, in the beginning, it wasn't easy. But they wanted to uncouple in a way that wouldn't be disruptive and emotionally damaging in the long-term to their son Asher. Hence what started their journey of, "Our Happy Divorce." It's a powerful story of two parents who decided to navigate ending their marriage and co-parenting in a way that was healthy for their son and one another. Listen in to Part 2 of a 3 part series where we learn from Nikki and Ben about the ways they managed to co-exist following their divorce, co-parent, and create healthy relationships with their kids in their blended families. We discuss the following in this podcast Unconscious Coupling Post-Divorce and Coparenting - How to Make it Work Best Practices of blending families We're here to help you to figure it out. Also, please remember to subscribe to future episodes of Bedtalks on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Until next time, XoXo. Click below to listen to this episode.
21:22
April 17, 2020
Our Happy Divorce Part 2 - A Couple's Unique Approach to Divorce
Nikki, Ben, Ken, and Me continue our discussion in this  Bedtalks Podcast: Our Happy Divorce Part 2 - A Couple's Unique Approach to Divorce. Divorce isn't easy. When two people make this decision, the feelings are intensified because it's natural to want to cut off your contact and interactions with one another. And when you add kids to the mix, it can make the break-up even more complicated. Nikki DeBartolo and Benjamin Heldfond wanted to handle their divorce differently. And they admit, in the beginning, it wasn't easy. But they wanted to uncouple in a way that wouldn't be disruptive and emotionally damaging in the long-term to their son Asher. Hence what started their journey of, "Our Happy Divorce." It's a powerful story of two parents who decided to navigate ending their marriage and co-parenting in a way that was healthy for their son and one another. Listen in to Part 2 of a 3 part series where we learn from Nikki and Ben about the ways they managed to co-exist following their divorce, co-parent, and create healthy relationships with their kids in their blended families. We discuss the following in this podcast How you can model a positive divorce for your children to save them the grief that usually accompanies a divorce How the way your parents handled their break-up has a significant impact on how you separate from your significant other How changing the mission of your divorce can significantly alter your family and the way you co-exist and co-parent   post-divorce We're here to help you to figure it out. Also, please remember to subscribe to future episodes of Bedtalks on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Until next time, XoXo.
22:38
April 11, 2020
Our Happy Divorce Part 1 - A Couple's Unique Approach to Divorce
If you are divorced, considering divorce and wondering how to navigate your relationship with your ex and still be good parents to your children this show is for you. Divorce is messy. And when you think about divorce, it usually conjures up lots of negative feelings and emotions.  Most divorces end in an acrimonious way. It's normal to experience difficulties with one another when a divorce ends and this can be further complicated by shared custody agreements and splitting finances.  But, Nikki DeBartolo and Benjamin Heldfond wanted to handle their divorce differently. At first, it wasn't easy, but they wanted to uncouple in a way that wouldn't be disruptive and emotionally damaging in the long-term to their son Asher. Hence what started their journey of, "Our Happy Divorce." It's a powerful story of two parents who decided to navigate ending their marriage and co-parenting in a way that was healthy for their son and one another. Listen in to Part 1 of a 3 part series where we learn from Nikki and Ben about the ways they managed to co-exist following their divorce, co-parent, and create healthy relationships with their kids in their blended families.   Also, please remember to subscribe to future episodes of Bedtalks on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Until next time, XoXo.
22:58
April 5, 2020
Second Act: Life, Love & Relationships: An Interview with Karyn Pettigrew
We are living in a time where we are being forced to take a time-out, be reflective, and re-prioritize what we thought might have the most important. During this time K and I think it's important to inspire us to be aware of the current events which are happening and to also use this time to bring on guests and discuss topics that will encourage you to your greater purpose. Honestly, things are scary now and the events unfolding are unprecedented. However, they also present a unique time to re-evaluate, re-focus and re-energize. Out of scarcity and turmoil, often comes great ingenuity. Please listen in as K and I interview Karyn Pettigrew CEO and Founder of Zoe Goes and Beyond Blind Spots - Karyn has a special story that will resonate with you. She discusses how she learned to lean into her inner voice and intuition as she shifted from Corporate life into Entrepreneurship. Her company Zoe Goes was designed to create sustainable fashion with high-quality clothes that are easy to wear. It's fashionable wear for moms, and easy for those of us who travel frequently with just a carry-on. But, yet her clothes will appeal to those of you who want to be fashion-forward without having to overthink your wardrobe choices. Karyn has also expanded her to work to develop an organization to help others live a life that is tied to their personal and spiritual purpose.  This interview is both eye-opening and inspiring! Listen in and let us know what you think. And please remember to subscribe to future episodes of the Bedtalks Podcast on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Until next time, XoXo.
49:32
March 28, 2020
What Is The Medicine To Your Relationship?
COVID-19 is top of mind for many of us and your feelings about it have likely intensified over the last several weeks.  While we don't want to add to creating additional anxiety around what is happening, we thought it would be a good time to think about ways to look at your relationship and do things that can help to nurture it. Like COVID-19, there will always be outside, external forces that we can't control that will come along that will challenge the fabric and framework of your relationship. It's important to find ways to use factors outside of your relationship to keep it nourished, thriving, and healthy. Listen in and let us know what you think. And please subscribe to future episodes of Bedtalks on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Until next time, XoXo.
13:25
March 16, 2020
What is Self-Love vs Superficial Love & Why You're Getting it Wrong
Self-love and Superficial Love can easily be commingled. But, there is a clear difference between the two. Listen in as K and I break down the difference and share our perspective on why one holds a higher value than the other. We discuss why self-love may not be what you have been taught to believe.
17:19
March 8, 2020
How You Can Stay Connected In A Long-Term Relationship
It’s not uncommon for two people to settle into a relationship once they’ve been together for a long time. How do you stay engaged and committed with your significant other when this happens? K and I delve into this topic on this episode of Bedtalks. Listen in and let us know what you think.
15:59
February 21, 2020
Entrepreneurship and Love - What We Can Learn from the Media Takeout CEO, Fred and Notoya's Love Story
Entrepreneurship can add another layer to a relationship. The demands of running a business and being responsible for bringing in revenue for your business and employees can add additional pressure when your workday doesn't end like the usual 9-5 job role.  However, entrepreneurship has its rewards too. Being enmeshed in doing something in which you are passionate, or being able to create your legacy with your trademark on your business endeavors can't be understated or underrated. There is pride in establishing and forging your pathway independently. It takes lots of grit, determination, and doggedness, but we've seen over and over again with innovative businesses that it's possible.  Fred and Notoya, the founders of MediaTakeout, the urban version of TMZ have a unique story. They ran various businesses in the past and used these learnings to build additional success by carving out a voice for people of color in the entertainment space. They have worked hard to grow their business empire while also building their relationship with one another too. They have been together for 20+ years. Having a family, which includes their triplets, has continued to impact how they approach the legacy they are building for themselves and their family.   If you are an entrepreneur, you will enjoy their story, their advice to building your empire, and how to keep your relationship on track during the journey. K & I thoroughly enjoyed interviewing these two, and I think you will enjoy the show as well. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Please also remember to subscribe to future episodes of Bedtalks on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcasts, or Spotify. Until next time, XoXo.
37:17
February 12, 2020
Rabbit Holes and Relationships- What Do They Have In Common?
Remember the movie, “The Matrix?” That movie has a lot in common with relationships. Are you willing to stay in the comfort zone regarding your relationship or are you willing to go down the rabbit hole? Listen in as we explore this topic further.
15:45
January 27, 2020
Love or Loyalty - Do They Go Hand in Hand?
Love and loyalty each play a part in your relationship with your spouse or significant other. But, what happens when one of the two is lost in a relationship? K and I delve into this topic on our newest episode of Bedtalks. Tune in and share your thoughts with us on the topic.
16:01
January 12, 2020
What Relationship Legacy Do You Want to Leave?
There is a lot of talk of leaving a legacy. And oftentimes when we think of a legacy, we think of leaving a financial one. But, legacy can and does mean more. What about your relationship legacy? What values do you want to impart to your family? Listen in as K and I discuss why this one is often missed, but one of the most important.
13:30
January 5, 2020
How to Navigate The Holidays Paired (Single) or Pairless (In a Relationship)
Hey, Y'all! Welcome back to a new episode of Bedtalks. We've been on a bit of a hiatus, but we are back! The holidays are upon us. And this time of year can bring about many feelings for a myriad of reasons. It can be a difficult time of the year to navigate whether you are single or in a relationship. Feelings of loneliness, feeling overextended by your many responsibilities, and figuring out how to get in quality time with one another if you are in a relationship are some of the more common challenges. Listen in as K and I discuss some tips we’ve found that are helpful to make sure you make the most of the upcoming holidays. Tune in and also feel free to share with us what you do to make the most of the holidays! Until next time, XoXo
16:20
December 1, 2019
A Woman’s Mission and How It Factors Into Her Relationships
We talked about a man’s mission and how it effects his relationship and we thought it was equally important to talk about a woman’s mission and how it effects her relationship. Listen in as we share how a woman approaches her mission as well as how life experiences can shift her mission.
14:06
November 14, 2019
What's On Your Mind? A Q&A About Your Most Commonly Asked Relationship Questions
People commonly ask me specific relationship questions and K & I thought it would fun to talk about some of the more common topics on your mind on this episode of Bedtalks. This show is a milestone for us. It's our 25th Podcast Show!  We have so much fun doing this show and started the show because we would have the best discussions about our relationship in the wee hours of the night or in the early mornings, hence the title, "Bedtalks."  We try to keep the show light-hearted, but we delve into some deep topics and it's been a fun ride for us. Thank you for your support and for continuing to let us know what is on your minds. We're committed to helping to empower everyone to have a healthy relationship. It's the only one worth having! Until next time, XoXo
15:09
October 31, 2019
A Man’s Mission and How This Factors Into His Relationship
A man has three missions and this can factor heavily into his relationship with you. Listen in as K and I discuss how your response to your man’s mission can either strengthen or detour your relationship.
17:15
October 20, 2019
Thoughts vs Feelings - Finding Your Balance Between the Two
Your thoughts and feelings are important. Finding the balance between the two can be complicated. Listen in as K and I discuss why the two are interconnected. We also discuss what happens when you lean into one more than the other.
11:58
October 13, 2019
The Value of Delayed Gratification In A Relationship
You and I live in a world of instant gratification. Many things are readily available at the click of a button, the use of a credit card (instant pay via your phone) along with many other conveniences that life affords us. Sometimes instant gratification can be a good thing. However, in other times the beauty and joy in receiving something that you have worked hard for can come as a result of delayed gratification. Whether you are single, in a new relationship or a more mature relationship sometimes delaying gratification is critical in having a relationship that is healthy, fulfilling and long-lasting. Listen in as K and I discuss how and why delayed gratification can be a good thing.
11:10
October 6, 2019
Are You More Significant If You Are Married Versus Single?
We have a new episode of Bedtalks for you. This topic came to mind because K and I were having a discussion about a friend of ours who was married over 20 years who is now going through a divorce. She stated that even though her divorce isn't yet final, that she has prayed and manifested that she will be married in 2020. As a relationship coach, I wanted to delve deeper into this topic because this isn't uncommon, but it also got our wheels spinning regarding how people perceive marriage versus single life. Does being married make you feel more significant versus being single? Do we inadvertently attach more status to being married? Is it true that you will be happier and less lonely in a marriage versus being single? K & I dig deeper into this topic and answer these questions and many more during our podcast discussion. Until next time, XoXo Please also remember to subscribe to our future podcast episodes on the Anchor app, iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.
15:10
September 25, 2019
What Is The Climate of Your Relationship?
What do micro climates have to do with relationships? Everything. Every relationship goes through subtle and significant changes which can either strengthen or weaken the bond between two people. How do you weather these changes? Listen in as K and I discuss how you can thrive even when the climate of your relationship changes.
15:20
September 21, 2019
What Is Your Ideal Partner?
Do you have a type? Most of us do. It’s important to know what you need, want, and desire in a mater. What is Your ideal counterpart? And what is NOW the reality of your ideal counterpart once you have someone who you felt would be your ideal counterpart? Those are two separate realities, but K & I are here to help you navigate both of them. Listen in as we delve deeper into this topic.
12:45
September 4, 2019
Love at First Sight or Love at First Insight
What does cake have to do with love at first sight? Everything! Tune in as K and I discuss is love at first sight or if it should be termed love at first insight.
14:06
August 25, 2019
The Realities and Truths of Love - Part 5 -The Power (Strength of Love)
The power of love is demonstrated in numerous ways throughout your relationships. Listen in as K and I discuss the many ways love can empower and strengthen you.
15:02
August 18, 2019
The Realities and Truths of Love 💗 Part 4 of a 5 Part Series The Fear of Love
Falling in love seems easy, but we uncover surprising data around people’s comfort level around falling in love. Listen in as we discuss the Fear of Love. ❤️
20:00
August 9, 2019
The Realities and Truths of Love 💗 Part 3 of a 5 Part Series The Protection (Covering) of Love
Love is an amazing experience. We desire to be with someone who cares deeply for us. K & I discuss the protection love can provide when it’s genuine and authentic.
10:04
August 2, 2019
The Realities and Truths of Love 💕 Part 2 of a 5 Part Series - The Risks (Gamble) of Love
Why do we seek out love if we know there are so many risks that come along with loving someone? It’s because there are more benefits to being in a loving relationship than not. But, the truth and realities of love are that while love does bring with it a lot of positives, life has a way of shifting our focus away from those to the more difficult aspects of our relationships.
18:02
July 27, 2019
The Realities and Truths of Love 💕 Part 1 of a 5 Part Series - The Challenges of Love
We love the good parts of love, but even with an ideal partner, there are going to be some challenges along the way. K and I discuss The Realities and Truths of Love in Part 1 of our 5 series digging into the five components of a relationship.
15:34
July 20, 2019
How You Can Practice Self-Care?
Self-care is critical in a world where everything is moving so fast and there is so much to do in so little time. Whether you are single or in a relationship practicing self-care is essential. Listen in as we speak with our guest Dan Udale about tips he has on practicing self-care and maintaining your inner peace.
25:04
July 11, 2019
Blended Family - How to Make it Work
Blended families have always existed and are becoming increasingly common. What continues to be a challenge is blending together two families to create a "new norm."  How do you deal with different parenting styles? How do you manage your relationship in addition to raising your children to coexist and live with one another?  Blending families can be a beautiful thing. But, open communication and compromise are key to making it work. There are some other factors too! Listen in as K and I discuss the topic of Blended Family - How to Make It Work And don't forget to subscribe to future episodes of Bedtalks on the Anchor App, iTunes, Google Podcast, or Spotify.
17:28
July 4, 2019
Single Life - Why the Grass Could Be Greener?
Often, if you’re single, people have a way of making you feel like you’re missing out. And conversely, when you’re in a relationship, people may automatically assume you’re in a better place. Is the grass greener being single or if you are in a relationship? 🤔 Listen in as K and I discuss this hot topic.
13:25
June 30, 2019
What is Your Relationship Pattern?
Each relationship has a pattern. Some are learned and there are repeatable patterns. This can be good and bad depending on the habits you have built and established in your relationships. Listen in as we discuss relationship patterns and how they can make or break your relationship.
14:36
June 22, 2019
Conflict Resolution, The Sequel - A Long-Term Learning Process
K and I offered advice to Conflict Resolution for couples in our previous podcast, but attempt to utilize the tools we shared with you in a real life setting with surprising results. We promise it’s not what you will expect. But, we keep it real, always! And we think 🤔 you’ll gain some insights too.
12:39
June 12, 2019
3 Healthier Ways to Work Through Conflict Resolution in Your Relationship
Every relationship will have conflict. The difference in a relationship that works for the longer term is how each person in the relationship handles that conflict. Listen in for 3 Healthy tools you can use to have conflict resolution in your relationship.
15:21
June 2, 2019
Social Media and Relationships- Is It All That It Is Cracked Up To Be?
Social Media has had subtle and not so subtle effects on our relationships and on us personally. How do we find the balance? Listen in to learn more.
17:17
May 25, 2019
What are the 3 Bases of a Healthy Relationship?
What does baseball have to do with relationships? Everything. Listen in as K and I discuss the parallels.
12:28
May 14, 2019
What Are The Three Branches Of Your Relationship?
Every relationship has a start, a mid-point, and an ending. How do you get your relationship off to a good start? Why do relationships stall or loose momentum? How do you manage through the challenges every relationship is likely to face? K and I discuss 3 things that impact every relationship and the best way to navigate through the various factors.
14:58
May 9, 2019
What is the Foundation of Your Relationship?
How do you establish a solid foundation in your relationship with your significant other? The difference in building a strong foundation versus a weak one is critical to having a healthy, long lasting, and successful relationship. Listen in as we discuss what is critical to you establishing a solid relationship with your significant other.
12:05
May 1, 2019
The 5 Stages You Need to Have A Successful Relationship
There are five stages to a successful relationship but most of us fail at stage 2. Listen in to find out why and how you can avoid this relationship obstacle.
15:16
April 23, 2019
What An Almost Century Old Marriage Can Teach Us About Love ❤️
How important is compatibility in a relationship? What attributes matter most? Listen in as we share one couple’s secret who’ve been married for 82 years.
13:16
April 11, 2019
The Lustful Truth About Love ❤️
Can Lust and Love coexist in a relationship? How can you tell the difference? Listen in as K and I discuss the differences in lust and love.
15:04
April 1, 2019
Don’t Be Afraid to Heal
We all carry some scars from our relationship experiences. Listen in as K and I talk about ways to accept, heal, and move forward.
10:20
March 25, 2019
Bedtalk Intro
Bedtalks might not be what you think, or then again it might. Listen in as K and I discuss what Bedtalks is about and our views on relationships, love, and life from a different perspective.
10:24
March 17, 2019
March 16, 2019
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March 16, 2019