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October 19, 2019

How to Handle Life’s Interruptions

How do you feel about interruptions in life? Well, Mike and Diane are navigating their own in this episode of the podcast. They discuss Pinball’s new role as general manager of the Toronto Argonauts, what he hopes to accomplish, how it is impacting their family and foundation, and...

King Here with Trish Porter Topmiller

U.S. Olympian and author Trish Porter Topmiller shares her journey with Mike and Diane. They discuss her athletic career in high jump and the personal trials that became the basis for King Here, a book that opens up about her father and offers hope that no matter how old, how rich or how...

Turn Those Negatives Into Positives

Having an optimistic outlook can fundamentally change your life, but turning negatives into positives is often easier said than done. This week, Mike and Diane discuss positivity and how changing the way you think can help you find The Sweet Spot. They talk about Will Bowen ‘s book...

Meet Them Where They Are

This week’s episode is all about movement as Mike and Diane discuss their recent vacation, moving forward in some new ventures, and what has been happening at the Pinball Foundation. They also talk about some inspiring people who are moving others, including Canadian tennis...

Being There for People

Learning to support a friend or family member through a tough time can be a sensitive thing to navigate. On this podcast, Mike and Diane discuss the value of being there for others, taking time to listen, and having patience when helping. They also talk about the difference between...

What Makes Us Happy?

Mike and Diane chat about their recent weekend at the Rogers Cup and visit with their friends before reconnecting with The Sweet Spot. They discuss the things that make us happy and how we respond when things happen that take us out of that happiness. Learn why we should respond...

I Need to Start Working Out

Summer is here and with it comes the desire to get into shape. Mike and Diane chat about working on that fitness in this episode of the podcast. They talk about cutting back sugar and drinking more water, struggling to get to the gym, and why we need to be active mentally and spiritually...

We Don’t Always Find That Sweet Spot

This week, Mike and Diane chat about missing the mark as Christians and why that often leads to criticism and judgement from others about faith and religion. They discuss why acceptance is so important and how we should always lead with love to truly find The Sweet Spot. Plus...

Big Ups For Dads

After a nice Father’s Day, Mike and Diane reflect on their own Dads and share what they meant to their own lives today. They also talk about the role of fatherhood, single parenting, and how we should continue to build bridges not fences when it comes to our parenting community.

Let’s Hug Life

Communication is key to finding The Sweet Spot and this week Mike has some questions for Diane about passions and goals. Diane has a few of her own about feeling unqualified in your interests and calling. It’s a podcast all about using your time wisely and embracing life like a warm...

Anniversary Report Card

Mike and Diane celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary by laying it all out on the line in this podcast. Every year, they give themselves an “anniversary report card” by rating different areas of their marriage, looking at the things they’ve got right, and discussing...

Give More Than You Take

The Clemons chat about personal routines and goals, prepping for the Victory Charity Ball fundraiser, and philanthropist Robert Smith’s recent inspiring charitable donation. They also talk about how one goes about finding a charity or cause to give to because, as Winston Churchill...

Be Happy ‘Cause Words Matter

Can we increase our happiness? After experiencing a truly joyful moment, Mike and Diane chat about the “happiness baseline” and things we can do to help increase it. They also talk about how words matter and why we should be intentional with how we use them.

Always Learning, Always Growing

Mike and Diane talk about something their daughter said and how it changed their perspective. They also discuss the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey and how each of those habits can help us learn and grow towards The Sweet Spot.

Game 7s of Your Life

With all the recent playoff excitement, Mike and Diane ask the question: “what are the Game 7’s of your life?” They share some of their own experiences and how those victories and defeats help define who they are. You’ll also hear some of their reflections on...

Friends, Tiger Woods, and Easter

Not a clever name, Mike and Diane bring those three topics to the table in this episode of The Sweet Spot. They talk about the importance of good friendships and reconnecting with those you might have lost touch with. Then they discuss Tiger Woods’ recent comeback, his redemption...

How Can We Get to the Good?

After a few weeks apart doing separate interview shows, Mike and Diane are back together in The Sweet Spot! They talk what they learned from guests Andrea Donsky and Jeff Adams before diving into their main topic this week. With so much hardship and turmoil going on in the world, the...

A Beneficial Impact with Jeff Adams

Giving in any measure is a beautiful thing, but how can we reach those who need it most? This week, Pinball speaks with Jeff Adams of Samaritan’s Purse Canada about humanitarian aid. They talk about the planning and processes involved with crisis response, the importance of...

Women’s Health with Andrea Donsky

This week, Diane chats with nutritionist Andrea Donsky. She is the founder of Naturally Savvy (an incredible resource for healthy living), as well as an international TV health expert and best-selling author. Diane and Andrea dive into women’s health and discuss ways women of all...

The Sweet Spot with Diane and Michael Clemons

The Sugar or the Milk

Diane admits a secret about the uniquely Canadian term “double-double,” while Mike grapples with giving relationship advice to a friend. They also explore the “success to significance to insignificance” philosophy and the right way to say “no” when you...

The Sweet Spot with Diane and Michael Clemons

What Is Beautiful to You?

From the aesthetic to the internal to places in the world, Mike and Diane discuss the concept of beauty and what it means to them. They then share some of their most embarrassing moments and why we should always look for the truth in critism first.

Wives Don’t Get Enough Credit

Mike and Diane answer a listener question about their “war wall” before unpacking Rachel McKenna’s recent Tweets about her husband, NHL goaltender Mike McKenna, being traded. They offer an inside perspective on how an athlete’s life impacts the family and why we...

You Can’t Buy Time

Would you rather have unlimited money or unlimited time? Mike and Diane compare presents and presence in this podcast, discussing the value of time and how they want to invest in it wisely. They also talk about their “war wall”, a to-do list that helps them set and prioritize...

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