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Gratitude with Diana Butler Bass

6/13/2018
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We love Diana Butler Bass's new book, Grateful. On Tuesday, we talked with Diana on Pantsuit Politics about civic gratitude. Today, we discuss a more personal understanding of what it means to deeply experience true gratitude.

Duration:00:48:15

Gender Disappointment and Our Relationships with Adult Children

6/5/2018
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We discuss Mike's feedback about being present during his wife's labor and Kelsi's thoughts on efficiency methods being applied to people, then dive into one of Sarah's most important nuance backstories: her experience with gender disappointment, grief, and worry about her future relationships with sons. Recommended Resources A Book That Takes Its Time

Duration:00:38:59

Feedback-palooza

5/29/2018
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We catch up on your thoughts about previous episodes, covering ways the rules are broken (and whether the rules are valid in the first place), why companies need to stop glamorizing work and start embracing talent, how we're all the stars of our own dramas, and what to do when you feel judged. Recommended Resources: Adam Grant v. Malcolm Gladwell on Revisionist History In Britain, Austerity Is Changing Everything Ted Talk on capitalism How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of...

Duration:00:41:43

Tsh Oxenreider on the nuance of simplicity

5/23/2018
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Sarah talks with Tsh Oxenreider about her journey from "simple" mom to fiction writer and everything in between. Resources: At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living Women's Work TshOxenreider.com The Art of Simple The Simple Show Tsh on Patreon

Duration:00:48:50

The Lazy Genius on our relationship with food.

5/15/2018
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We talk with Kendra from the Lazy Genius Collective about food and our relationship to communal eating, health, self-esteem and a whole lot more. Resources: The Lazy Genius Loses Weight (her most popular podcast episode) The Lazy Genius on Instagram Sarah meets Dean Cain

Duration:00:49:01

The Glamorization of Work

5/9/2018
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We discuss more listener feedback on decision fatigue, especially about how some solutions to decision fatigue aren't available to everyone and some decision fatigue isn't related to purchasing power. We also talk about Mother's Day and our very different desires for ways to spend the holiday. Inspired by a #metoo think piece, we talk about glamorizing work and how working too hard for too long with too much intensity is creating space for unacceptable behavior and real...

Duration:00:54:00

Managing our energy

5/2/2018
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We share listener feedback on decision fatigue, frugality, and business partnerships. We also discuss our energy levels throughout the day, weeks, and months. Recommended Resources The Buy Nothing Project (and the Facebook page) The Path Between Us series on The Enneagram Journey Flo Living Lavender Oil

Duration:00:45:52

Decision Fatigue with Anne Bogel

4/24/2018
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Sarah talks with Anne Bogel, author, blogger, and podcaster, about decision fatigue. Recommended Resources Decision Fatigue Modern Mrs. Darcy What Should I Read Next? Reading People I'd Rather Be Reading pre-order

Duration:00:39:29

Being Frugal

4/17/2018
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On today's episode, we discuss Emily's feedback on our HGTV discussion and how expectations can impact parenting. We also discuss frugality -- ways in which we tend to be frugal, our struggles with storage and frugality, and frugality as an expression of valuing what we have. Recommended Resources: Sarah's thoughts on baby products KonMari Thred Up Kidizen Prophets of a Future Not Our Own

Duration:00:29:48

Business Partnerships: How we make ours work

4/10/2018
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We talk about listener feedback on breaking the rules, the pressure we place on ourselves and of course... HGTV! For our main segment, we our partnership and how we make it work. Recommended resources: AirTable Voxer Evernote Kacey Musgraves - Wonder Woman

Duration:00:42:06

HGTV: Friend or Foe?

4/4/2018
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We talk about listener feedback on parenting and social media. For our main segment, we discuss HGTV and how we all feel about our homes. Recommended resources: Are home renovations necessary? - Curbed The Rabbit Listened

Duration:00:41:49

Social Media in Our Lives

3/28/2018
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We talk about listener feedback on gift-giving and low-pressure celebrations (including Eliza's amazing Family Marriage Inauguration). Lots of you recommended charitable giving, and Sarah shared the idea of asking people to bring their favorite toy from childhood. Get excited: next week we're going to talk about HGTV and how we're feeling about our home lives. We also discuss feedback on our episode with Seasonal Sarah and how we hear other people describing life choices that are quite...

Duration:00:40:08

Under pressure and how living seasonally can help

3/21/2018
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Today, we share listener feedback and find a uniting theme of pressure - pressure in the myriad of roles we find ourselves in. We also talk with Sara Sterley of sarabytheseason.com about fighting modern malaise with seasonal living. Recommended Resources: sarabytheseason.com Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

Duration:00:57:04

Mommy Wine Culture

3/14/2018
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Today, we're sharing listener feedback on the importance of being heard and relieving pressure around condolences and birthdays. Then, we talk about mommy wine culture and our thoughts on alcohol and self-care. Recommended Resources: Being a Sober Parent in a Wine Mom Culture Other Moms Tell Me To Drink This is What Self-Care Really Means Oh Great Spirit

Duration:00:32:36

Listening, Timing, and the effects of media

3/7/2018
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In today's episode, we share listener feedback on the importance of listening and Beth shares why timing can be so important to personal breakthroughs. We also talk about the effects of media on ourselves and on our kids. Recommended Resources: Meditation: The Heartspace Where All is Welcome I should never have been allowed to see Dirty Dancing. "For Julia, In the Deep Water" by John N. Morris

Duration:00:46:33

Loneliness, Masculinity, Sexual Bereavement, and the Pelvic Floor

2/28/2018
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In today's episode, we continue our conversations about loneliness and masculinity and discuss an article about grieving the loss of a long-time sexual partner. Continuing our mission to talk about things that need more discussion, we talk with Kathleen Donahoe, the COO and co-owner of Oh Baby! Fitness about the importance of a healthy pelvic floor and caring for ourselves after child birth. We end, as always, with a bit of inspiration for the week. Recommended Resources: Sexual...

Duration:00:49:53

The Boys Are Broken

2/21/2018
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We share Michaela's thoughts on loneliness and emotional labor and Sarah shares her sadness over leaving the baby stage behind for good. Then, we discuss Michael Ian Black's thread on "the boys are broken" and what masculinity means to us as we look at our husbands, fathers, and as Sarah raises her sons. We also share Collaboration Station from The Johnny Shortcake Show! Recommended resources: Why I’m Raising My Sons Like Daughters The Mask You Live In | Netflix Queer Eye | Netflix...

Duration:01:02:45

Loneliness and Being in All of This Together

2/13/2018
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After discussing some fantastic listener feedback on kids' extra-curricular activities, rituals, and sex, we talk about our experiences with loneliness and fear of missing out, with heavy Oprah and Moana references from Sarah. Recommended resources: Oprah's SuperSoul Conversation with Ali MacGraw Erin Wathen's Friends with Benefits: Why We Need More Affection Tara Brach's Love is Always Loving You The UK's Minister of Loneliness

Duration:00:50:16

Under pressure: Grinding, Clenching, and dealing with stress

2/7/2018
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After great feedback, we discuss how we want our kids to feel about money and how we treat marriage like consumers. After hearing from so many of you who also grind and/or clench their teeth at night, we discuss how we do (and don't) deal with stress and pressure.

Duration:00:40:11

Sex and Money

1/31/2018
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We discuss listener feedback on our conversation about sex, which we realized barely scratched the surface! Many listeners shared this fantastic article about how different men and women view sex (particularly bad sex). In our continued exploration of things-we-don't-discuss-enough, we talk about the social classes we grew up in and our feelings about money.

Duration:00:44:46