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The Doctor's Wife

The podcast for doctors' wives.You have sacrificed more than a decade supporting your husband in medicine--now it's your turn to rediscover yourself and conquer your goals.Join host Sara Payne--life coach, doctor's wife, and mother of 4-- as she offers you weekly advice and tools that will help you become the person you were meant to become, both inside and outside the home.This isn't a podcast about surviving, it's about thriving--it's your turn, friend! Find more free resources at www.sarapayne.com and @sarapaynecoaching on Instagram and Facebook.

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Ep. 70 Resentment and It's Affect on Your Medical Marriage with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

This week I interview LDS sex therapist, Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, about how resentment is affecting your sexual relationship with your spouse.  We also dive into exhaustion in the bedroom and developing integrity with yourself.  It’s an episode you won’t want to miss.  Find out more about Dr. Finlayson-Fife on her website at www.finlayson-fife.com To schedule a consultation call with Sara, visit sarapayne.com

35mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Ep. 54: How to Break a Bad Habit

Listen to me. You don't lack will power. There isn't something wrong with you. You've just never been taught how to break a bad habit. I simplify it into 5 actionable steps that will have you letting go of those unwanted habits in no time.  The Doctor's Wife is a year old! We are celebrating with a giveaway. Listen to this episode for all the details, and head over to @sarapaynecoaching on instagram for more details! Enter for a chance to win Apple Air Pod headphones, a $100 gift card to Target, or a Kavu Bag (my favorite "mom" purse). Giveaway closes at midnight (Mountain time) on November 19, 2019. 

24mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 17: Overwhelm

When do you feel most overwhelmed? Is it in regards to motherhood? Keeping up with the house? Or do you feel it most when you are trying to take care of yourself and reach your goals? No matter when you feel it most, today's episode will help you understand why you feel it so that you can deliberately feel it less in your life. 

14mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 57: When You Don't Know How to Help Your Struggling Child

Is your child going through something really challenging? Depression? Friend drama? Addiction? Do you feel helpless, not knowing what to do to help them solve their problem? Listen to today's podcast for the comfort you've been searching for. 

16mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Ep. 39 Preparing Your Child to Attend a New School

Medical Training gives families ample opportunities to move and start over in a new place.  Have you just moved to a new town? Will your child be attending a new school this fall? Are you anxious about it? Do you lie awake at night, thinking about them eating alone because they don't have any friends? Or worse, getting involved with the WRONG kind of friends? If so, today's podcast will arm you with the tools you need to support your child as they attend a new school. 

21mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Ep. 35: Sex and Intimacy in Marriage with Natalie Clay

Sex and intimacy play such an important role in marriage. Life coach and marriage expert, Natalie Clay joins me as we discuss how to create a more intimate relationship with your husband even when your sex drives don't match up. 

23mins

2 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Ep. 67: When You're too Exhausted for Sex: an Interview with Amanda Louder

This week I have special guest Amanda Louder on the podcast to talk about Being too tired to have sex.  If your exhaustion is getting in the way of the sex life you want to have with your husband, today’s podcast is for you. Amanda is a certified life coach. She specializes in helping couples who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints uplevel their sex lives. She is also the creator of the Live from Love podcast. 

23mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Ep. 40: Loneliness

Loneliness is an interesting emotion. Have you ever noticed that you can feel lonely even in a room full of people? And that you can be completely alone and yet not feel lonely at all? In today's podcast we dive into what loneliness really is and how to create connection, belonging, and love whether you are alone or surrounded by people.  Do you like what you're listening to on these podcasts and want even more help from me? Sign up for a free consult call to learn more. 

15mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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Ep. 42: Money Talk and Your Student Loans with Mark Butler

Join me on today's episode as I interview my money coach, Mark Butler. In today's episode you will learn: A new way to look at student loan debt. How to feel less shame about the way you spend your money. What to do if you find yourself thinking, 'I don't earn the money, my husband does, so I don't feel like an equal partner when it comes to our finances.' Where to start if you want to explore your own side hustle or money-making venture. Mark is the CFO to some of the top earning life coaches in the industry as well as a life coach himself. He geeks out on spreadsheets more than anyone I know and his views on money will surely shake up your beliefs for the better.  Find more about Mark at markbutler.com/income

45mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Ep. 51 Impossible Goals and the Power of Coaching with Robyn Mons

In today's episode I interview one of my clients, Robyn Mons, about how she has set and achieved goals that she once thought were impossible by using the power of coaching.  You will surely be touched and inspired as you listen to Robyn talk openly about her struggles before she found coaching, and how she has changed her life using these tools.  I hope as you listen you will feel Robyn's love and be open to thinking, 'If she can do it, I can do it!' Are you ready to lose weight for the last time? Robyn teaches women every day how to do just that. Find her on Instagram and Facebook @robynmonscoaching to learn more or to sign up for a free consult call with her. 

27mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Ep. 31 Hidden Negativity

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to spot negativity in other people? Can you think of someone in your life who is "negative"? Today's episode will help you catch those sneaky little thoughts that you might not even notice are negative at all, but they are preventing you from getting the results you want in your life. 

17mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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28. When Restriction Equals Freedom

There are many ways that we try to restrict ourselves---a budget restricts our spending, a diet restricts what foods we eat, and even a schedule restricts how we spend our time. Today I will teach you how you can restrict yourself without feeling restricted, and how restriction can actually bring so much freedom. 

19mins

14 May 2019

Rank #12

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Ep. 58 How to Create a Good Habit

Are you ready to set some goals for a new year? For a new decade? Most people think that they lack the motivation that it takes to create the good habits that lead to a healthy body, healthy relationships, and accomplishing big goals.  But that's not true.  What they really lack is clarity.  Listen to today's episode to learn 4 steps to creating a good habit that sticks.  Referenced: James Clear, Author of Atomic Habits. Learn more about him at jamesclear.com.

17mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Ep 24: Letting People Be Wrong About You

There are a lot of misconceptions about what it's really like to be married to a doctor. It's not all about unlimited budgets for you and golfing all day for your husband. In today's episode I discuss some of these misconceptions as well as four practical ways to handle them. Plus, I talk about my favorite childhood movie, so you simply have to listen. 

18mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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Ep. 14: When Your Child Is Struggling

Watching our children go through hard things can be so so painful. All we really want is for them to be happy, right? On today's episode I discuss 3 things you can do when your child is struggling. It was a game-changer for me as a parent when I learned these tools. 

15mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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Ep. 11: Three Ways to Find Lasting Friendships

Do you ever think you'll never find the close friendships that you enjoyed while your husband was going through medical school or residency? Do you wish you could find close friends but don't believe that "Your People" actually live anywhere near you? Learn about 3 ways to make friendships that last in this episode. 

17mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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Ep. 29: Why Your Brain Would Rather be Right than Happy

Your lower brain has three jobs: 1. Seek pleasure 2. Avoid Pain. 3. Conserve Energy.  This is known as the motivational triad. Your lower brain does NOT care if you are happy. Learn on today's podcast how this affects your views on the past, your relationships, and your self-confidence. And learn how to outsmart your lower brain. 

20mins

21 May 2019

Rank #17

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Ep. 13: How to Say No

In today's episode of the podcast I discuss why it's hard for so many of us to say no and why it often becomes a problem in our lives. Listen in for 5 different ways to say no. 

19mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Ep. 44: Are You Raising Entitled Children?

For years, while your husband was in training and your children were young, you probably worried at one time or another that they were missing out. You simply didn't have the resources to send them to expensive camps or buy them fancy birthday presents (or even clothes--hello hand-me-downs from cousins!). Now that your husband is finished with training and your income has increased significantly, you might find yourself with the opposite concern: Am I raising entitled children? They have so many more opportunities than they have ever had in the past, and often many more opportunities than some of their peers. Listen to today's podcast to answer this question: Am I raising entitled children?

18mins

3 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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Ep. 41: The Cost of Indecision

It's easy to focus on all of the times when you made wrong decisions in your past. That one guy you dated who was trouble from the start. That first job out of residency--they totally pulled the wool over your eyes! Even the paint color you chose for your bathroom--ugghhh--it looked so different on the swatch at Lowe's. What we don't often think about is the cost of indecision--of not deciding what to do. Listen to this week's podcast for the hidden costs of indecision and how to become more decisive (and gain more freedom in the process). Did this podcast resonate with you? Find more info at sarapayne.com

22mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #20