Somehow we've made it to the final episode of Season 1! Wow! Thanks for supporting us and listening the last several months! We're wrapping things up with a topic that touches us all and we hope you enjoy it.
Life is so hard sometimes, and humans are almost always messy as we deal with it. So when life is hard for the people closest to you, how do you not mess it up?
It can feel really difficult to know what to say in tough situations - or whether to say anything at all - to actually be helpful and supportive. In this episode, Emily and Kourtney are talking about navigating these challenging and important scenarios, hopefully with some grace.
Join us as we share experiences on both sides, our mistakes and positive outcomes, and share a few thoughts on how to know what to say when you feel like you don't have a clue.
FIVE MINUTE FOCUS:
- Fun love story novel: The Idea of You, by Robinne Lee
- Everything Happens For A Reason, And Other Lies I've Loved, by Kate Bowler
Religion has historically been an incredibly divisive thing - literally the cause of wars. But it's also been an incredibly life-changing thing for many people.
Talking about spirituality, faith, and any bit of our belief systems or trust in a higher power can be really messy. Sometimes we feel frustrated, sometimes, judged, sometimes confused.
In this episode, Emily and Kourtney are digging into those questions of faith, starting with their personal journeys. Join us as we embrace the mystery and explore the conversation of modern spirituality.
Have you ever stopped to think about how many "shoulds" and "supposed tos" you're subscribing to?
They can be so sneaky...big, loud voices and small, quiet voices...telling us how we should be living, and it's time to take notice!
We only get one beautiful life, and how we're going to live it is greatly impacted by how susceptible to the shoulds we are. So, in this episode, Emily and Kourtney are digging into the pressure, the constructs, the filters, and the real ways that they show up and impact our lives.
Join us as we talk about some of the biggest things we feel as women, and how to go about making your life a truer reflection of you.
Ever find yourself standing in the checkout line at Target racking up a $50 tab and saying to yourself, "Well, how the heck did this happen?!?"
Yeah, us too.
We live in a culture of consumerism, increasingly influenced to accumulate more and more stuff, and we're calling time out on it all.
In this episode, Emily and Kourtney are talking about gaining some awareness of our consumer spending habits. Join us as we talk about fewer, better things, status, $10 t-shirts, and the freedom that comes in more awareness of it all.
Our careers are such a big part of our lives, and maybe because of that, we often have the biggest doubt about if what we're doing is the right thing, if it's what we're meant to do, and how the heck to go about figuring that out.
It's something Emily and Kourtney have both struggled with, and in this episode, we're sharing the heart of the struggle. Join us as we talk about our personal experiences and transitions, but also - all the questions and all the layers that apply to so many of our professional lives.
Figuring out friendships as an adult can be chock full of anxiety and emotion.
It's not always as simple as it was when we were kids - there's no school every day with a readily available pool of people our age, there aren't always neighbors or siblings available. Throw in jobs, partners, and kids, and it gets even more complicated.
In this episode, Emily and Kourtney are talking about all things friendship - the challenges, the hurts, the evolution. Join us as we talk about how to make friends, how to cultivate deeper relationships, and of course, getting vulnerable through it all.
Reading the news no longer feels like a casual thing. Everyone has an opinion, and it's largely negative these days, making it just about on par with talking politics and religion.
But really, is that warranted?
In this episode, Emily and Kourtney are exploring news and media, talking about its history and what it was meant to do, how to consume news without getting overwhelmed, how you can engage and support journalism, and more.
FIVE MINUTE FOCUS:
- Amazing podcast for daily news update under 10 minutes: The NewsWorthy
- Steamy Read: Beautiful Stranger, of the Beautiful Bastard series
- The Assistants Novel
Our bodies have become a weapon we use against ourselves. And if we're always thinking about it as a war, how can we ever find any peace?
In this episode, Emily and Kourtney are talking about how talk about our bodies–– from the first time we remember drinking a diet shake, to what the studies say about body image, to that mean roommate in your head looking for proof that you're not enough.
Let's talk about it, and move closer toward making peace with our bodies.
Spoiler alert: It doesn't involve wasting another second thinking about a number on the scale.
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Where are we––really––with how we look?
In this episode, Emily and Kourtney are talking about body and beauty and the mix of ideals, questions, and choices we have to make when it comes to our physical appearances.
This conversation is all about that age-old question, "Am I pretty?" and if it's finally past its useful life for us.
(Hint: We sure think it is.)
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How much do you talk about money? And how do you talk about it when you do?
Money is such a huge part of many of our lives, and it's often something we don't feel all that comfortable talking about - for a lot of reasons, personal and cultural. But not today!
In this episode, we're exploring all the various influences and stories associated with money, debt, managing, cultivating wealth, and how it all applies to priorities and buying pink jumpsuits.
Do you want to cultivate wealth? Do you want to leave the job you hate? Let's talk about it.
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