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How Fictional Women Impact Our Culture

11/14/2018
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We discuss how the portrayal of fictional women has shifted over time. We talk the best (and worst!) Disney princess movies as well as the new batch of powerhouse female superheros such as Wonder Woman and the women in the Star Wars universe. But, we question whether the increasing acceptance of complex women on screen has actual changed the way we welcome complex women into the real world. To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page. We are also...

Duration:00:57:40

At-Home Parenting (with Brock Lusch)

11/7/2018
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We share a quick State of the Pod with important updates about the next chapter of The Nuanced Life. Then, we share your commemorations and talk to Brock Lusch, the NOMADad. He's an at-home dad creating community for dads in Cincinnati and online. To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page. We are also thrilled to share that you can preorder your copy of our book (coming in February!). Thanks to our sponsor, Audible.

Duration:00:29:51

How Holidays Build Community

10/31/2018
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We share another batch of your commemorations before discussing how holidays like Halloween can foster community. We also have a discussion about the best Halloween candies. A Theology of Halloween Inspiration: The Soul of Halloween To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page. We are also thrilled to share that you can preorder your copy of our book (coming in February!).

Duration:00:33:55

Dealing with Grief (with Megan Devine)

10/24/2018
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We start the show, as always, with your commemorations. One in particular, along with some listener feedback, lead us into a deeper conversation about birth control and gynecology in general. Then, we share our amazing conversation with therapist Megan Devine about how we deal with grief. Resources from Megan: Refuge in Grief - Megan's websiteInstagramTwitterYouTube PatreonHow do you help a grieving friend?Writing Your Grief courseEmpathy educator Kate Kenfield Inspiration: An Enemy of...

Duration:01:04:43

Childhood Anxiety (with Natasha Daniels)

10/17/2018
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We talk to therapist Natasha Daniels about kids dealing with anxiety disorders and how to help them cope. Of course, some of Natasha's thoughts and suggestions apply beyond childhood, especially considering the anxiety our modern culture can produce for people of all ages. Natasha Daniels website Natasha Daniels books Hill Child Counseling To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page. We are also thrilled to share that you can preorder your copy of...

Duration:00:40:26

Women's Healthcare and PCOS (with Amy Medling)

10/10/2018
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We share another batch of your commemorations before our conversation with Amy Medling, the PCOS Diva. She shares her experiences and thoughts about women's healthcare and how we can take control of some of the health issues in our lives. To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page. We are also thrilled to share that you can preorder your copy of our book (coming in February!).

Duration:00:37:50

Raising Kids in Light of Kavanaugh

10/3/2018
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We share a variety of your commemorations, which coincidentally seem to have a theme of gender expectations and parenting. They fit in right in with our main conversation in which we discuss the challenges of raising kids in the age of Kavanaugh, Trump, and the #metoo movement. Culture places all sorts of gendered expectations on our kids and we want to push back on some of them. Recommended Resources: Renee's blog post about fostering refugee children Brett Kavanaugh and the problem of...

Duration:00:39:14

Modern Homemaking (with Kendra Hennessy)

9/26/2018
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We talked to Kendra Hennessy, founder of Mother Like A Boss, about what homemaking means in the modern era. It's not the June-Cleaver-vacuuming-in-pearls image you have. We also share some wonderful feedback from recent episodes. Recommended Resources: Kendra's WebsiteMother Like A Boss VaultMother Like A Boss Playground To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page. We are also thrilled to share that you can preorder your copy of our book (coming in...

Duration:00:48:44

Sex and Mismatched Libidos

9/19/2018
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In response to an awesome note from a sexually frustrated listener in Canada, we talk about what it's like when sexual partners are not on the same page. It's not abnormal for long-term relationships to go through periods where one partner or the other just isn't feeling it for whatever reason. We talk about what that means physically and emotionally for both partners. Why Sex Therapists Don't Care About Orgasms To become a supporter of the show and get access to regular bonus content,...

Duration:00:35:49

Time Management with Laura Vanderkam

9/12/2018
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Laura Vanderkam, author of Off the Clock and other books, talks to us about time management and how to get the most of the time you have. She also shares why scrubbing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher is definitively wrong. We are so thankful for our network of patrons that make our show possible. If you'd like to become a supporter of the show and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Duration:00:49:00

Spirituality and Healing with Christina Martine

9/5/2018
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We share a fresh batch of commemorations. We also talk to author Christina Martine about her book, Fifth Dimensional Healing, and her perspective on spirituality, the feminine divine, and self-healing. Christina's WebsiteChristina's YouTube Channel Christina's Book To support our show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Duration:00:40:01

#MeToo and the Church

8/29/2018
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In light of the recent revelations about the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and the unfolding situation at Willow Creek Community Church, we discuss the #ChurchToo branch of the #MeToo movement. It comes perfectly on the heels of our discussion with Rachel Held Evans on Pantsuit Politics earlier this week. Dr. Susan Reynolds' Twitter thread on Catholic mass To support the show and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Duration:00:31:35

The Benefits of Caregiving

8/22/2018
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After sharing some more of your wonderful commemorations, we jump into a conversation about the benefits of caregiving. Caregiving is a powerful, personal experience that can shape you profoundly and we talk about why that matters so much. Plus, Sarah shares why she doesn't want to vote for anyone who hasn't changed a diaper. Let Us Take Care of Each Other To support the show and get access to bonus content, please visit our Patreon page.

Duration:00:37:36

The Age of Fear

8/15/2018
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We share more of your commemorations before launching into a discussion about fear in the modern age. This conversation stems from The New York Times article, "Motherhood in the Age of Fear". Recommended Resources: Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It The science of parenting: Is it safe to play outside? To support the show and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Duration:00:44:26

Sharing the Story of America With Our Kids

8/8/2018
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Conversations about 9/11 and children's literature got us thinking about how we are telling the story of America to our children. Listeners Sian and Carissa join us to share their thoughts. Shelf Awareness To see Sian's recommended reading list, visit our website. To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Duration:00:46:13

Yoga and Body Positivity with Anna Guest-Jelley

8/1/2018
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Beth shares her interview with Anna Guest-Jelley of Curvy Yoga. They talk yoga, diets, fitness, and body positivity. Body Positive Books: Curvy Yoga: Love Yourself & Your Body a Little More Each Day Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that...

Duration:00:35:16

Alli Worthington on Women and Business

7/25/2018
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Alli Worthington is an author, executive, business coach and consultant, wife, and mother of five sons. We talked to her about how she got started as an entrepreneur and how she has grown her business. We also talked about integrating faith and business. Join Alli's program Gainful Growth! To support The Nuanced Life and get access to bonus content, check out our Patreon page.

Duration:00:33:20

9/11: Our Post-Trauma Culture

7/18/2018
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We share more commemorations from listeners, including thoughts on breastfeeding, parenting, sex addiction, and grief. Talking about grief leads us directly into today's main segment. We ruminate on how we did and did not deal with our grief as a nation and as individuals after 9/11. Recommended Resources: Pantsuit Politics Episode on Sex Addiction Tribe by Sebastian Junger To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, please visit our Patreon page.

Duration:00:56:20

Another Feedback-palooza

7/11/2018
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We love all the feedback we get from listeners. Today, we're sharing your thoughts on all sorts of things including parenting, grief, and friendship. We're also sharing several more of your commemorations. Showing Up: The Single Most Important Thing a Friend Can Do To support The Nuanced Life and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Duration:00:50:21

The Benefits of Therapy

6/27/2018
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We share more of your commemorative moments, which lead directly into our main topic: therapy. We discuss the benefits to therapy, as well as some frequent questions and concerns about it. To support the show and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Duration:00:39:08