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19: For When You Feel Small

AKA: For when you feel incapable or not good enough. Which is all of us from time to time, right? Whether it’s compared to what you’re facing, a dream you have, or another person, we can all feel like we don’t measure up. This episode is to remind you you don’t have to.


18: For When You're Never The Same

This week we tackle one of life's biggest curveballs: Parenting. Even if you chose it, becoming a parent has more unknowns, rollercoasters and struggles than most self-inflicted experiences. And even if you don't have kids or want them, your entire life can be turned upside down anytime. When you're in the thick of the terror and intensity, you NEED to know, "Am I going to make it through this?" New-ish parents, John & Bridget, are here to tell you--and so much more.


For When You Can't Fix Them

In this FWY listener requested episode, Jess' friend Chelsea is back to talk about having two parents who struggle with addiction, how she stopped trying to take on their pain, allow herself feel her own and even let go.


For When You Fail

Failing sucks. But turns out, not trying sucks more. Professional Failure, Allie, & I talk about her biggest ones, how they made her better, why we don’t have to love failure, but we don’t have to be so afraid of it, either. Follow Allie and all her creep old-lady wisdom on Follow me, too, I'm also creepy: Head to for links to JK Rowling's commencement speech, the Comedian...


For When You Procrastinate

For months, I did nothing but think about how much nothing I'd been doing. Because that felt easier than doing the thing that I knew I'd been avoiding (this podcast). My friend Catherine--a cook with her own business and on TV, a writer, a mom--doesn't get stuck in that cycle. So I asked her what her secrets are (she's nice so she told me). Check out for notes on every show. Also let's do the thing on social media where you follow and like and comment and I remember people...


For When You Need To Forgive

After nearly 10 years of not speaking, my friend finally let her dad back into her life. This episode is about what it took to do that. We also talk about dealing with anger, the stories we make up when we're mad, and how compassion is a game-changer. Come hang out with me on social media (please, for the love of god). Also, rate and review if you like the show because that's a little thing that helps a lot and...


For When You Make A Mistake

Season 2, bb! Ever made a mistake? Knew it. This one's for you (inspired by a pretty good one made by yours truly) with the hope that you'll remember it's definitely not just you. Keep up with Season 2 by following @fwypodcast on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Have an idea for a show? Email me at Oh, be a doll and rate & review on iTunes, too, would ya? About the show: Hosted...


For When You Feel Overwhelmed (And Need A Beer)

Season 1 finale! We drink a beer and LOL about having no control, getting overwhelmed and why complaining is necessary sometimes. She also shares about struggling with IVF, living with Multiple Sclerosis (and a good FYI about spinal taps), having an ailing parent and why therapy is the shit. -- Want to help me plan Season 2? Email stories or topics to or visit You can also keep in touch/keep it real with me on all the social things at...


For When You Live To Tell It

Three weeks after her husband took his own life, Jessica tried to do the same. In this episode, my guest and I talk about shame, stigmas, and the power of sharing your story. For links, pictures and more episodes, visit, or follow along on all the things: Facebook Instagram Twitter Have an idea for a "For When You ______?" Send it to


For When Your Parents Get Older

I talk to Elli Richter--a life coach--about how she repaired her relationship with her parents, who live in Germany, and what happened when it became clear time with one of them was running out soon. Then, I call my Dad to talk to him about death. For links and pictures from the episode, visit, or follow along on social media: Facebook and Instagram. To submit ideas for episode topics, email Jess at And if you're a true friend, you'll rate and...


For When You Take A Step Back

AKA: For when you have to move back into your parents' house. This week I talk to one of my best friends about going into debt, moving back in with her parents and shifting her mindset. For more, visit the website at and follow us on all the things at @fwypodcast. Have an idea for an episode? Email me at


For When You Want To Quit Your Job (Part 2)

Part 2 delves more quitting guilt and anxiety, the mental energy you get back when you quit, plus what to ask yourself and how to make life a little easier while you're in it, all from a guy who quit a "great" job even though he had a mortgage and no plan. Oh, and he's a recruiter, so he knows his shit. For links to that Oatmeal article, the exercise Dalton mentions and more from the show, visit -- WTF is FWY? You know how when life gets difficult or uncomfortable...


For When You Want To Quit Your Job (Pt. 1)

When I first heard the voice to change careers, I told it to STFU. When that didn't work, I desperately sought advice from the internet, all of which was terrible. This is an attempt to fix that by showing how different this can look. First up: How to leap, from a guy who did it. To see Jay's photography, go to, or visit and our social media pages (@fwypodcast). -- WTF is FWY? You know how when life get difficult or uncomfortable and we're in all...


For When You Need To Slow The Eff Down

A lot of us tell ourselves we're not doing enough. But when we don't take time to slow down, life will help us out, whether we like it or not. Other appropriate titles: For When You Push Yourself Too Hard, For When Life Hands You A Can Of Whoop Ass, For When You’re A Mess and For When You Need A Bath. For pictures from the episode, check out out social media pages at @fwypodcast, or visit -- WTF is FWY? You know how when life get difficult or uncomfortable and we're...


For When You Get Cancer

What do you tell yourself when life hands you a plot twist? Lindsay Jean Thomson shares how she has dealt with finding out she has Stage 3 cancer, losing her hair, the right (and wrong) things to say, and how to change your own narrative when life happens. For links to Lindsay's cancer diaries on, her podcast "I Love That," women's networking community (, show notes, and more from the episode, visit or follow us on all the things:...


For When You Fall Apart

When Sarah's baby, Grace, died just three days after being born, Sarah fell apart. In this episode, she shares how she grieved, being pregnant with twins and breaking stigmas. Plus, I tell her something I’ve never told her. For pictures of Sarah and her family, as well as links to mentions from the show, visit -- WTF is FWY? You know how when life get difficult or uncomfortable and we're in all this unknown, we sometimes look outside of ourselves for answers? We...


For When You Need To Fight

A professional boxer and former drug dealer shares how he went from a potential 13-year prison sentence to a national champion, how he handles anger, adversity and loss, as well as how to not let your past control your future. Visit to watch the trailer to Chordale''s documentary, pictures and more links to what we talk about. -- WTF is FWY? You know how when life get difficult or uncomfortable and we're in all this unknown, we sometimes look outside of ourselves for...


For When You Want To Break The Rules

At 30, Emily gets weird looks that she has no plans to stop traveling, get a “real job” and settle down. But that’s the point. In this episode, we talk about following your gut, getting Zika, projecting our shit onto other people (we gotta stop that), and living from hope instead of fear. For show notes, a blog post on the episode, and links to what we mention in our convo, head to -- WTF is FWY? You know how when life get difficult or uncomfortable and we're in all...


For When You Want To Create Something

A lot of us never take risks because of fear of failing or what others think. We stop ourselves before we even get started. This week, my guest, Chelsea, talks about trying holding her shit together, the struggles that led to her big idea (, what it takes to get started, and to keep going. About the episode: 4:159:00 -9:27 - 15:37 - 23:42 - 25:09- 26:00 - The Fall36:46 - 38:20 - To see how cool Chelsea is and get links from the show, head to...


For When You Don't Know What This Is

For When You comes out March 29th! This episode breaks down is for when you don't know what this is or who I am. Listen to the end for a sneak peek of this season. Pour yourself a glass and get cozy. About the show: Life is hard, nah mean? And we can be pretty hard on ourselves in it. This is a show for when life gets, well, life-y. For when you feel stuck, lost, messy, like you’re falling behind, or honestly-you-don’t-even-know-life-just-feels-hard. Through interviews with real people...