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If perfection is an illusion, why are so many of us chasing it? We live in a world that is constantly telling us we need to be it all and have it all to be worthy. It leads us to hide our imperfections and overcompensate our strengths - and leaves us exhausted. Join hosts Rachel Leigh (a 20-something small business owner) and Robin May (author, blogger, wife and mom who is not 20 or 30-something) for light-hearted yet meaningful, cross-generational conversations that will leave you uplifted and encouraged about a future freed from the problem with perfect.

If perfection is an illusion, why are so many of us chasing it? We live in a world that is constantly telling us we need to be it all and have it all to be worthy. It leads us to hide our imperfections and overcompensate our strengths - and leaves us exhausted. Join hosts Rachel Leigh (a 20-something small business owner) and Robin May (author, blogger, wife and mom who is not 20 or 30-something) for light-hearted yet meaningful, cross-generational conversations that will leave you uplifted and encouraged about a future freed from the problem with perfect.
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If perfection is an illusion, why are so many of us chasing it? We live in a world that is constantly telling us we need to be it all and have it all to be worthy. It leads us to hide our imperfections and overcompensate our strengths - and leaves us exhausted. Join hosts Rachel Leigh (a 20-something small business owner) and Robin May (author, blogger, wife and mom who is not 20 or 30-something) for light-hearted yet meaningful, cross-generational conversations that will leave you uplifted and encouraged about a future freed from the problem with perfect.

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Episodes

How to Fake It Till You Make It & Build Confidence

12/3/2019
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We've all heard "fake it to you make it." In fact, we've all done it - maybe we still are! So how do we know when this old adage serves us well (both professionally and personally) and when it's time to be transparent and share our authentic self? In this episode, we get real about the tension of being the new kid on the block on the job, who's trying to make a positive impression and big impact. We also get personal about the one thing married women should not be faking and the potential...

Duration:00:34:19

How To Set Boundaries Over The Holidays

11/19/2019
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If ever there is a time when we can get overwhelmed and completely drained, the holiday season is it! These are the six weeks of the year where we take our already hectic and chaotic lives and add the additional stresses of shopping, decorating, entertaining and making sure everyone around us is happy. In this episode, we empower ourselves and you to set healthy boundaries, allowing us all to find more joy in this "happiest season of all." We discuss how to know where our thoughts, feelings...

Duration:00:34:57

Love and the Enneagram

11/19/2019
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Let's face it - relationships can be challenging. You see the world one way; your partner sees it another. As a result, conflict can abound. In this episode, Certified Enneagram Facilitator Dr. Kelly Wright joins us to discuss how our Enneagram number or type can help us better understand ourselves and how we interact with those around us. At 4:00, Kelly explains what the Enneagram is, the nine types and why we typically don't "like" our number. At 7:20, Kelly explains the specific...

Duration:00:30:25

Does The Perfect Partner Exist?

11/12/2019
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Maybe Disney and Rom-Com movies are to blame? Or perhaps it's social media? Or maybe it’s just that we are hard-wired for relationship? Whatever the reason, the desire for the perfect relationship often results in us trying to be the perfect partner, which is the perfect recipe for disaster. In this episode, Dr. Kelly Wright, LPC, discusses how to overcome these unrealistic expectations so that we can move toward having healthier and happier relationships. Whether you are single, married,...

Duration:00:38:07

How to Stop Feeling Guilty about Food

11/5/2019
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With the holiday season rapidly approaching, the opportunities to eat, overeat, and beat ourselves up about it will be endless. So, how do we have a healthy physical and emotional relationship with food? How do we recognize if we or someone we love (including our kiddos) is at risk for disordered eating, or even worse, an eating disorder? In this episode, Registered Dietitian and Owner of Bamboo Nutrition, Isabelle Bouchard answers all these questions and more as we work toward loving...

Duration:00:34:23

Why am I Stressed? Helpful Ways To Overcome Anxiety

10/29/2019
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Let’s face it, life is scary! This week’s Halloween episode of the podcast tackles the very real and frightening subject of anxiety. Whether you are one of the 40 million Americans suffering from anxiety or not, we all experience the fears that come with living in this uncertain world. In this episode, Patrick Miller, Podcaster and the Director of Twenties Ministries from The Crossing is our guest. You’ll want to compare your fears with the things Patrick sees people fearing most...

Duration:00:35:40

How Do I Survive If Someone I Love Gets Sick?

10/22/2019
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Nothing has the potential of ruining our “perfect’ lives more than losing someone we love. Whether it’s a child, spouse, parent, significant other or friend - we all have those people in our lives that we can’t imagine living without. This episode is a raw and transparent look back to when Robin's worst nightmare came to life as her son was diagnosed and battled leukemia. No matter what the “cancer” is in your life, this conversation between Rachel and Robin can help you find hope in the...

Duration:00:28:50

5 Ways To Tell Whether You Are a Perfectionist or Just a High Achiever

10/15/2019
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Being a perfectionist gets a bad rap. But why? And perhaps more importantly, how do you know if you, or someone close to you, is a perfectionist? In this episode, Rachel and Robin discuss five tell-tale signs of perfectionists and share personal stories of how this has both positively and negatively impacted their lives. Show Notes: To read the article on diagnosing perfectionism that is referenced in the show: https://www.verywellmind.com/signs-you-may-be-a-perfectionist-3145233 Want to...

Duration:00:28:26

When Life Doesn't Go According to Plan

9/30/2019
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So you have a timeline for your life and you’ve executed every detail perfectly. You've followed through on your end of the deal, yet somehow life isn’t rewarding you for all of your hard work. You’re not where you want to be in your career, you still haven’t found your dream partner, and somehow your life is messier and less fulfilling than you’d like to admit. You’re left wondering: How did this happen? Will things get better? Join self-proclaimed perfectionists Robin and Rachel as they...

Duration:00:22:17

Things I Wish I Would Have Known In My 20's

9/30/2019
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Rachel is preparing to celebrate her 25th birthday this week. What an exciting time of life, filled with endless possibilities - which is why it can also be an overwhelming. In this episode, Rachel tries to cheat the system as she and Robin chat about things Robin wishes she would have known in her 20s. Listen in as we talk about the struggles of adulting, being a wife and mother, and trying to fulfill the world's expectations - all while dealing with a denied shame-based identity. Want to...

Duration:00:22:21