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Episode 38: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Christine Blasey Ford

Welcome to a new segment on Queen Speaking. Each month, we’ll spotlight a new woman, talk about her impact, and what we can learn from her. This week, we’re talking about Christine Blasey Ford, her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and what we can do next. Links in this episode: * CBS News YouTube: Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford full testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVGIiiZXdl4) * Netflix: Atypical...


Episode 37: Why We All Need To Practice Self-Love

Why does practicing self-love matter? We talk through how the struggle to accept ourselves and our bodies took root and the actions we can take toward self-compassion. Links in this episode: * Back to Work: Episode 314: Which Fellini You Want to Be (http://5by5.tv/b2w/314) * Elle: Four Middle Eastern and Muslim Actresses On The Roles They Don’t Get and The Ones They Won’t Take (https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a23088487/middle-eastern-muslim-actress-roundtable) * Positive Psychology...


Episode 36: How To Talk To Your Partner About Money

We’re sharing how to talk about budgeting and finances with your partner, some apps that might help make the process less painful, and some of our personal experiences to get the conversation started. Links in this episode: * Career Contessa: 65 (Productive) Things to Do When You're Bored at Work (https://www.careercontessa.com/advice/bored-at-work) * The Moth: How to Say It (https://themoth.org/stories/how-to-say-it) * Queen Speaking: Budget Basics (http://www.queenspeaking.com/2) * The...


Episode 35: How To Handle Rejection

We’ve been rejected from jobs, schools, people… the list goes on, and every single time it sucks, but let’s learn how to dig for the “why” behind the message. We share some coping tools and lessons learned to overcome rejection. Links in this episode: * Fast Company: When should you take a mental health day? (https://www.fastcompany.com/90225167/when-is-it-ok-to-take-a-mental-health-day) * Nike - Dream Crazy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq2CvmgoO7I) * Inc: 5 Ways Mentally Strong People...


Episode 34: Intro To Craft Beer For The Non-Beer Drinker (part 2)

In part two of our intro to craft beer, we're diving into how you pair food with the variety of craft beer flavor profiles. Queen Speaking: Intro To Craft Beer For The Non-Beer Drinker (part 1) (http://www.queenspeaking.com/33) The Everygirl: Why Self-Awareness Is a Super Power—and How to Cultivate It (http://theeverygirl.com/why-self-awareness-is-a-super-power-and-how-to-cultivate-it/) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life...


Episode 33: Intro To Craft Beer For The Non-Beer Drinker (part 1)

Happy National Beer Lover's Day! We’re talking craft beer and sharing some tasting tips as you stretch your palate to try new beer styles. Links in this episode: * Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity (https://amzn.to/2CKapf9) by Kim Scott * The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life (https://amzn.to/2ROnrMP) by Mark Manson * The Article Group (https://articlegroup.com/) * Brewers Association: History of Craft Brewing...


Episode 32: 20min Workouts: Why They Could Be The Best For Your Health

We’re talking about the research behind the 20min workout, how to identify your fitness goals, and the types of quickie workouts out there. We share our fitness routines too. Links in this episode: * The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ariana Grande Carpool Karaoke (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZDKE5p84) * NY Times: An Asian-American Teen Idol Onscreen, Finally (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/opinion/sunday/crazy-rich-asians-movie-idol.html) * UW Health: Is 20 Minutes of Exercise...


Episode 31: Planning The Ultimate Backyard Party

Just in time for Labor Day, we’re hitting you with party planning tips, menu inspiration, guest perspectives, and more. Links in this episode: * On Being podcast: Alain de Botton — The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships (https://onbeing.org/programs/alain-de-botton-the-true-hard-work-of-love-and-relationships-aug2018/) * NYTimes: Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/opinion/sunday/why-you-will-marry-the-wrong-person.html) * The Beehive: We're...


Episode 30: Your Role In Politics: How To Get Informed

We talk about reputable outlets to go to for information to educate yourself on local, national, and international politics from print to podcasts. We also share a variety of ways to get involved beyond protests. Plus, reminders for primary and midterm elections coming in up September and November! Links in this episode: * Queen Speaking: Planning your ultimate, stress-free vacation (http://www.queenspeaking.com/26) * Vogue: Inspired by Beyoncé, 11 Women’s Notes to Their 20-Something Selves...


Episode 29: Vitamins And Supplements: Love 'Em Or Leave 'Em?

We’re breaking down the pros and cons associated with society’s obsession with supplements and vitamins. How do you decide whether or not you need to take them? (Disclaimer: Consult a medical professional if you're trying new supplements and vitamins!) Queen Speaking: Planning your ultimate, stress-free vacation (http://www.queenspeaking.com/26) Ologies Podcast: Fearology Pt. 1 (FEAR) with Mary Poffenroth (https://podtail.com/en/podcast/ologies/fearology-pt-1-fear-with-mary-poffenroth/)...


Episode 28: Personal Branding Basics

Have you Googled yourself? What do you think you'll find? We run through why having a basic handle on your personal brand is important and how to answer questions about yourself to better define what makes you stand out. Links in this episode: * The Moth: Breaking Up in the Age of Google (https://themoth.org/stories/breaking-up-in-the-age-of-google) * Fast Company: This is what work will look like in 2100 (https://www.fastcompany.com/90180181/this-is-what-work-will-look-like-in-2100) *...


Episode 27: Can I Give You Some Feedback?

What’s it take to give good feedback? We talk through the tactics that make it easier to have direct, constructive, thoughtful conversations with friends and coworkers. Links in this episode: * Cait Flanders: The Year of Less (https://caitflanders.com/the-year-of-less/) * First Round Review: Influencers Aren't Born, They're Built — Here's How (http://firstround.com/review/influencers-arent-born-theyre-built-heres-how/) * LinkedIn: How to give Constructive Criticism: 6 Helpful Tips...


Episode 26: Planning Your Ultimate, Stress-free Vacation

Vacation is not about becoming Instagram famous. Ask yourself, “What do you do to chill out?” Then, incorporate that into your vacation experience. Learn to take advantage of this time to do things that make you happy, soak up some downtime, and explore. Links in this episode: * First Round Media: The Type of Team Diversity You’re Probably Not Paying Attention To (http://firstround.com/review/the-type-of-team-diversity-youre-probably-not-paying-attention-to/) * Werk It: The Podcast...


Episode 25: Who’s On Your Personal Board Of Directors?

As we all progress on our journeys, mentorship is vital to our success. We discuss how to find a mentor, how to be a great mentor, and make the most of the 1:1 time whether you’re the mentee or mentor. Links in this episode: * Bon Appetit: Our Highly Subjective But Very Smart Guide to Traveling (https://www.bonappetit.com/gallery/travel-lessons-tips) * Tanya Geisler: What behaviour is standing in the way of your Unshakeable Confidence?...


Episode 24: Achieving A Realistic Work/Life Balance

Can you have it all? Yes, over time. We share ways to assess your priorities and state of mind, and how to make changes to feel happy and fulfilled in the areas most important to you to own your version of work/life balance. Links in this episode: * No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis (http://abcradio.com/podcasts/no-limits/) [podcast] * Forbes: The Evolving Definition Of Work-Life Balance...


Episode 23: How To Use Feedback To Your Advantage

There’s value in feedback — learn how to handle constructive criticism to get the most out of your best traits. Plus, an exercise to improve your self awareness and how to solicit feedback from your coworkers, mentors, and others close to you. Links in this episode: * Harvard Business Review: 4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills (https://hbr.org/2018/01/4-habits-of-people-who-are-always-learning-new-skills) * Glamour: Meet Glamour's 2018 College Women of the Year...


Episode 22: What To Do With An Idea

We talk through how we built Queen Speaking from an idea to reality to inspire you to nurture your own ideas. We cover choosing the right platform, expectations, growth opportunities, setbacks, and staying motivated. Links in this episode: * Fast Company: 4 Questions To Ask Yourself When You Have To Make A Big Decision (https://www.fastcompany.com/40581993/4-questions-to-ask-yourself-when-you-have-to-make-a-big-decision) * Career Contessa: How My Social Anxiety Affects My Work...


Episode 21: How To Create A Vision Board

Learn how to embrace the creative side of goal setting by creating a vision board to visualize the things you want in life and make them happen. Links in this episode: * Sun Basket Healthy Meal Kit Delivery (https://sunbasket.com/) * Honeydue App (https://www.honeydue.com/) * On Being podcast: Maria Shriver on Finding My “I Am” (https://onbeing.org/programs/maria-shriver-finding-my-i-am-may2018/) * Kitchn: What Is Fika? An Introduction to the Swedish Coffee Break...


Episode 20: How To Avoid Burnout

We talk through how to identify burnout red flags, navigate your way out of the overwhelm, and how to avoid it down the road. Links in this episode: * Good Good Comedy Theatre (https://goodgoodcomedy.com/) * Man Repeller: I’ve Limited My Wardrobe to 8 Pieces and It’s…Amazing (https://www.manrepeller.com/2017/05/eileen-fisher-the-system.html) * First Round Review: How Food52 Strikes a Winning Balance Between Content and Commerce...


Episode 19: How To Find A Hobby

We talk through why it’s good for your well-being to have a hobby and what questions to ask to find one that works for you. Links in this episode: - HubSpot Academy Courses & Certifications (https://academy.hubspot.com/courses) - Queen Speaking Episode 7: Continuing Education (http://www.queenspeaking.com/7) - Barnard College Commencement: Abby Wambach, Remarks as Delivered (https://barnard.edu/commencement/archives/2018/abby-wambach-remarks) - A Plus: We'd take relationship advice from Will...