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Episode 47: How To Set Boundaries Without Feeling Guilty

We’re navigating how to set boundaries by learning to say no and how to combat feelings of guilt that might come up as you put this in practice. Links in this episode: * Morning Brew (https://morningbrew.cmail19.com/t/j-l-pitmc-jdlhjrjuyu-dj/) * Career Contessa: The Communication Soft Skills You Need at Work (+ How to Use Them) (https://www.careercontessa.com/advice/soft-skills-definition/) * Girlboss: Need To Say “No” More? Start With These 5 Questions...


Episode 46: How To Be Present In Everyday Life

We’re sharing tips to be more present and the advantages this has in work, relationships, and during stressful times to avoid the “busyness paradox.” Links in this episode: * Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry (https://amzn.to/2rdx5MQ) * Queen Speaking: How To Practice Active Listening (https://www.queenspeaking.com/13) * Mackenzie’s Table: Table for One eBook (https://mackenziestable.com/product/table-for-one) * TED.com: 6 tactics to help you turn heated dinner arguments into...


Episode 45: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: The “Women’s Wave” in Congress

Each month, we spotlight a new woman (in this case women) as we discuss the “Women’s Wave” in Congress. We’re sharing why it matters, who it impacts, and where to go next as we support women and equal representation in politics. Links in this episode: * No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis: #90 Nicole Richie (https://tunein.com/embed/player/t122740032) * NY Times: Michelle Obama and Tracee Ellis Ross on the Power of Women’s Stories...


Episode 44: Black Friday Alternatives

We’re sharing the ways to support local during the holiday season as we challenge you to shop small, give back to your community, and opt outside. Links in this episode: * EntreLeadership on YouTube: What Is White Space at Work? | Juliet Funt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TVcgqF08GY) * The New York Times: The Congressional Uniform Is About to Change (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/fashion/women-changing-politics.html) * Confetti Foundation (http://confettifoundation.org/) * Giving...


Episode 43: Fika And Baking For Self Care

We’re diving into fika, the Swedish coffee break, and how to incorporate their baking traditions into our lives. With the holidays around the corner, let’s aim for more mindful moments for self care. Links in this episode: * Sephora: OLEHENRIKSEN Glow Brightly™ - Radiance-Boosting Super Set (https://www.sephora.com/product/glow-brightly-P436910?icid2=products%20grid:p436910:product) * Sephora: ORIGINS Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores...


Episode 42: Do You Know Your Top Five Strengths?

Learn how to tap into your natural talents as you pursue your own career development. We share our experience taking the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, our top five strengths, and how they show up for us in the work we do. Links in this episode: * Netflix: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (https://www.netflix.com/title/80239931) * Gallup: CliftonStrengths (https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/) * StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (https://amzn.to/2DmW4Wf) * CliftonStrengths Theme Domains...


Episode 41: Can You Find A Friend Group Online?

Online communities play a major role in bringing people together. How can you take advantage of your special interests and build friend groups online based around them? We talk through how to do that effectively and where to bring your online community to the real world. Links in this episode: * Roc Girl Gang: Women of Distinction at Three Brothers Wineries & Estates (https://www.rocgirlgang.com/blog/2018/10/20/women-of-distinction-at-three-brothers-wineries-estates) * Washington Post: How...


Episode 40: Preparing For A Presentation

America’s biggest phobia is a fear of public speaking! It’s time to conquer it. We’re talking through the top three things to keep in mind before you stand up in front of your team or take the stage for your next presentation. Links in this episode: * Zen Habits: Paring Down Your Life (https://zenhabits.net/paring/) * YouTube: Will Smith (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuHFYu3smtrl2AwwMOXOlg/featured) * Huffington Post: 7 Essential Tips to Prepare for a TED Talk...


Episode 39: Letting Go Of Fear

What’s the difference between fear and anxiety? Following Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re sharing how to recognize fear in your life and how to let it go, whether it’s fear of failure, uncertainty, insecurity or lack of control. Links in this episode: * Netflix: Quincy (https://www.netflix.com/title/80102952) * Milk Street Radio: Ina Garten is a Messy Cook: The Hidden World of The Barefoot Contessa...


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) *...