Author: @jillccwrites2

I write creative nonfiction, women's fiction, and upmarket fiction. I read almost everything, but I have a preference for fiction that features African American protagonists. Nonfiction is a favorite too. I review works that showcase masterful grips on craft.

Season 2/Episode 7: Stop Stereotyping

In this week’s episode, Tony apologized for his tendency to stereotype accountants. That led to a plea for all of us to stop stereotyping.

Season 2/Episode 5: Find the Courage to Love Again

In this week’s episode, Tony and Jill discussed why all of us need to learn from our previous relationships and love again.

Season 2/Episode 3: Jill and Tony, The Relationship Whisperers

In this week’s episode, Jill and Tony reveal they are relationship whisperers. That means they instinctively know if someone is a good partner or a good fit for you.

Season 2/Episode 2: Listen to the Man, my Husband Says

Can you believe Tony told Jill to “listen to the man”? Check out their discussion.

Season 2/ Episode 1: Do Something Different This Year

In this week’s episode, Jill and Tony talked about their quest to do something different this year, whether in relationships or other aspects of their life.

Episode 52: New Year, New Relationship Goals

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Music: Gifford Ivan Cordova III
Art: Nick Zinkie
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Prioritize Your Relationship

We did it! We did a year’s worth of podcasts. Thank you for listening.

The start of a new year often brings reflections about the past and goals for the future. In this week’s episode, we discussed setting goals for relationships.

Tony told listeners–once again–to run if they see something early on in their relationship that rubs them the wrong way.

Meanwhile, Jill said that if you’re looking to start a new relationship in 2020, leave your house. Your mate is out there somewhere.

For those who are already in a relationship, she urged you to look for ways to grow together.

Both Jill and Tony have more advice:

  • Make your goals actions that you can control.
  • Remember that we can’t control what others do or think.
  • When your goal is met, set a new one to become your best self

What relationship goals do you have for 2020? Leave your responses in the comments section.

Also, we still want you to submit topics for us to discuss. You can do so by either sending us an audio file or by simply putting it in the comments section.

Thanks again for your support.

Episode 51: Relationships: The Holiday Season Edition

Producer: Jill Cox-Cordova
Tech Op/Editor: Anthony Cordova
Music: Gifford Ivan Cordova III
Art: Nick Zinkie
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The Problem with Holidays

Happy holidays, Everyone…or at least, we hope it is happy for you. Holidays can be tricky if you’re in a relationship.

In this week’s episode, we offer lots of advice on how to navigate it with peace and joy.

Jill told listeners to not only show kindness toward others, but also love yourself. Don’t forget you.

Tony suggested showing kindness to total strangers as well. You never know what people are going through, especially at this time of year.

We have more advice:

  • Understand that putting thought into the gifts you give mean a lot to the recipients
  • If you can’t afford expensive gifts, don’t buy them
  • Make time for reflections of gratitude. Struggles are often temporary

How do you get through the holidays? Leave your responses in the comments section.

Don’t forget to also leave your ideas for topics for us to discuss either in the comments section or as an audio file. We look forward to hearing from you.

Episode 50: Are you a Perfectionist or Just High Maintenance?

Producer: Jill Cox-Cordova
Tech Op/Editor: Anthony Cordova
Music: Gifford Ivan Cordova III
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Embrace Whatever you Are

In this week’s episode, Jill and Tony said that they are both perfectionists, but their conclusion about whether they are high maintenance relates to others’ perception of them.

Jill advised listeners to just be whoever and whatever they are because they are not going to change others’ perception of them.

Meanwhile, Tony advised listeners that if they find others call them high maintenance or any other label with a negative connotation, they should find out why. Perhaps their perception comes out of not knowing the person at all.

Jill and Tony have other tips:

  • Do not be quick to judge or label others
  • Look within to determine what makes you a good person. Strengthen those, of course, but also pick at least one inner trait to improve
  • Love yourself. Loving someone else will be difficult if you don’t

How have you been labeled? Did the labels fit? If not, what did you do about it? Leave your answers in the comments section.

Also, leave an audio or written topic for us to discuss in our “I’m Trying to Help You” segment.

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