• On GTU Hour 2 this morning – He’s back! And we aren’t just talking about the new Top Gun. Produce and star in a globetrotting, stunt-heavy action movie in the middle of a global pandemic? That was Tom Cruise’s mission … and he chose to accept it. The Top Gun: Maverick star and his regular collaborator, director Christopher McQuarrie, started working on the two-part Mission: Impossible adventure just as COVID-19 shut down film productions across the world. But Cruise & Co. soldiered on (with some controversy and a run-in with the virus), and the fruits of their labor are on display in the just-released M:I 7 trailer, which is already taking the internet by storm a full year off from its July 14, 2023 release date.
  • Plus, babies radiate love. People are drawn to these beautiful, little packages that know only love. We connect with them and want to experience the simple joy of a baby. Puppies have the same effect. They automatically love you. You don’t have to do anything to earn their love. It’s unconditional and knows no bounds. This is our true state — radiant love without bounds. But what happens to reduce and diminish us to a consciousness of fear and restriction, of distrust and anger? Somehow, we forget who we are. Instead of expanding our love to include everything and everyone, we start retracting and becoming selective. It doesn’t have to be that way. We have it within our power to act every day in ways that add joy to our lives and to the lives of those around us. So how do you start? Brianne has 6 ways to begin today.
  • And we’ve all heard, ‘what is your love language?’ And we all do have overlapping love languages, but the priority of these languages – the hierarchy of them – will vary. Just because someone may like words of affirmation does not mean they won’t appreciate a good hug or for you to wash dishes after dinner. If you and your partner have different love languages that’s the tricky part. Try these tips and see if they work:
    • Check in. Once a week, reflect on how you showed up in the relationship. Were you intentional about giving your partner love in a way they prefer to be loved? What can you adjust for the following week?
    • Communicate. If you are starting to feel your love language isn’t being met, it can be helpful to talk to your partner about it. Maybe you’re craving more physical intimacy or need to have more alone time with them without your kids.
    • Be open to feedback. I had someone say something to the effect of: “I know my partner loved me, but not in a way that I could feel it. It was like they were the sun shining brightly, but I was behind a wall that kept me in the cold shade.”
  • At the end of the show – How often do you wash your hair? Once a week? Twice? Every day? Talk show host James Corden has everybody pretty much beat! We’ll tell you how often he grabs the shampoo (and the answer is surprising) We hope you join us for these Hot Topics and so much more this morning on GTU Hour 2.