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Selfie with Kristen Howerton & Sarah James

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Let's talk self-care. Sarah James, a lifestyle blogger and self-help aficionado, is joined by bestie Kristen Howerton, a writer and psychotherapist, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversatio...Show More
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56:25 | Sep 18th

Christine Koh joins us today to talk about how our health insurance, or lack thereof, can thwart our best efforts at self-care, and Kristen gives an update on her recent deviated septum repair and turbinate reduction with Cosmeticare in Newport Beach...Show More

1:08:39 | Sep 11th

Dr. Chad Larson, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, talks to us about leaky gut, the hidden symptoms of food sensitivities (like skin issues, brain fog, and anxiety) and how to determine if you have sensitivities to certain foods. Dr. Larson has a degr...Show More
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40:54 | Sep 4th

Kristen talks with author Heather Hansen about how she learned to stand up and advocate for herself. Heather is an advocacy consultant, author of The Elegant Warrior: How to Win Life's Trials Without Losing Yourself. She’s communicated her way to suc...Show More

49:52 | Aug 22nd

Author Amy Orr shares her experience and research on thriving the midst of chronic pain, and Kristen and Claire talk about the tricky task of differentiating from our teenagers and their emotions. In this episode we also talked about: ...Show More

0:00 | Aug 7th

Kristen and Christine put on their therapist hats to talk about introversion and self-care. Christine Koh is a former music and brain neuroscientist turned author and blogger. She co-hosts the Edit Your Life Podcast and co-wrote the book Minimalist P...Show More

0:00 | Jul 24th

In this episode we talked about: * Coconu Organic Personal Lubricant – Oil-based* Coconu Organic Personal Lubricant – Water-based* ColorScience Brush-on Sunscreen* It’s Always Sunny* Pixel Blue Light Filtering Reader + Px Glasses * TrueDark Twilig...Show More

49:51 | Jul 22nd

Dr. Chad Larson, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, talks to us about leaky gut, the hidden symptoms of food sensitivities (like skin issues, brain fog, and anxiety) and how to determine if you have sensitivities to certain foods. Dr. Larson has a degr...Show More

31:06 | Jul 17th

Kristen is upping her smoothie game, Claire has some recommendations for better sleep, and we chat with Jennifer Marcenelle, Board-Certified Holistic Nurse and certified Gemstone and Diamond Therapy Practitioner, about the crystals craze, the fascina...Show More

48:08 | Jul 10th

Stress can wreak havoc on every aspect of our health. We talk with Dr. Nisha Jackson about burnout, what it can do to our body, and how to avoid it.  In this episode we also talked about: Brilliant Burnout Black Mesh Packing Cubes Atomic ...Show More

45:34 | Jul 3rd

From personality to philosophy to affordability, Kristen talks about how to find the right therapist to match your personal needs. In this episode we also talked about: * Magnetic makeup palette and Mac singles* Sun Kissed Shampoo and Condition...Show More

51:28 | Jun 26th

Sarah and Kristen chat about the new perm trend, and we talk with author Heather Avis about being an ally, encouraging inclusivity, and her new book Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs.  In this episode we also t...Show More

55:19 | Jun 19th

CBD is the new activated charcoal. There are tons of promises from lowered anxiety to less inflammation. We dive into the CBD trend, looking at products on the market and talking with a trusted distributor: King Harvest Medical Cannabis Care and Well...Show More

55:19 | Jun 19th

CBD is the new activated charcoal. There are tons of promises from lowered anxiety to less inflammation. We dive into the CBD trend, looking at products on the market and talking with a trusted distributor: King Harvest Medical Cannabis Care and Well...Show More

49:13 | Jun 12th

Kristen takes listener questions on recovering from affairs, dealing with social anxiety, and knowing when to seperate when living with an addict. In this episode we also talked about: * Ere Perez Pressed Translucent Powder * MudBuster Paw Clea...Show More

49:13 | Jun 12th

Kristen takes listener questions on recovering from affairs, dealing with social anxiety, and knowing when to seperate when living with an addict. In this episode we also talked about: * Ere Perez Pressed Translucent Powder * MudBuster Paw Clea...Show More

57:24 | Jun 5th

Farting. Queefing. Burping. What is up with the weird noises our body makes, and what can we do about it? We asked you for questions and hit up Dr. Niket Sonpal with all the embarrassing questions we’re not asking our own doctors. In this episode we ...Show More

57:24 | Jun 5th

Farting. Queefing. Burping. What is up with the weird noises our body makes, and what can we do about it? We asked you for questions and hit up Dr. Niket Sonpal with all the embarrassing questions we’re not asking our own doctors. In this episode we ...Show More

55:59 | May 29th

Online companies are making birth control more accessible for women. We talk with Alpha Medical’s founder and CEO Gloria Lau and Chief Medical Director Mary Jacobson, MD about telemedicine for common women’s issues. Sarah gives an update on her laser...Show More

55:59 | May 29th

Online companies are making birth control more accessible for women. We talk with Alpha Medical’s founder and CEO Gloria Lau and Chief Medical Director Mary Jacobson, MD about telemedicine for common women’s issues. Sarah gives an update on her laser...Show More

1:04:50 | May 22nd

We are all trying to eat better, but doing that with kids can be a challenge. We are chatting with Dr.  Julia Nordgren, author of The New Family Table, about how to feed our kids well, and with Stephen Bean, director of Camp New Heights, about how to...Show More

1:04:50 | May 22nd

We are all trying to eat better, but doing that with kids can be a challenge. We are chatting with Dr.  Julia Nordgren, author of The New Family Table, about how to feed our kids well, and with Stephen Bean, director of Camp New Heights, about how to...Show More

1:02:23 | May 15th

How do we deal with our addiction to screens? Author Brian Solis offer insight into how digital distractions can affect our mental health, and what to do about it. Kristen talks about her latest breast ultrasound, and Sarah espouses the benefits of a...Show More

1:02:23 | May 15th

How do we deal with our addiction to screens? Author Brian Solis offer insight into how digital distractions can affect our mental health, and what to do about it. Kristen talks about her latest breast ultrasound, and Sarah espouses the benefits of a...Show More

1:10:42 | May 8th

Can parents really be “in the moment”? We’re asking, and also talking with photographer Jeremy Cowart about The Purpose Hotel, the Help-Portrait Movement, and how he stays grounded as a busy professional, philanthropist, and dad of four. In this e...Show More

1:10:42 | May 8th

Can parents really be “in the moment”? We’re asking, and also talking with photographer Jeremy Cowart about The Purpose Hotel, the Help-Portrait Movement, and how he stays grounded as a busy professional, philanthropist, and dad of four. In this e...Show More

44:16 | May 1st

The star of Netlfix’s series The Kindness Diaries chats with us about what he learned from relying on the kindness of strangers, as well as self-care habits during life on the road. Kristen laments her increasing ovulation pain, and Sarah talked abo...Show More

44:16 | May 1st

The star of Netlfix’s series The Kindness Diaries chats with us about what he learned from relying on the kindness of strangers, as well as self-care habits during life on the road. Kristen laments her increasing ovulation pain, and Sarah talked abo...Show More

37:53 | Apr 24th

Claire tries lip filler, Kristen can’t figure out how to travel without stress, and we chat with author David Essel about how only focusing on the positive things in life can actually lead to negative things, and how leaning into our struggles can be...Show More

37:53 | Apr 24th

Claire tries lip filler, Kristen can’t figure out how to travel without stress, and we chat with author David Essel about how only focusing on the positive things in life can actually lead to negative things, and how leaning into our struggles can be...Show More

44:08 | Apr 17th

Aileen wrote a viral post about the surprises your body has in store in your 40’s, and we are talking about it. We also discuss Kristen’s insomnia, Sarah’s live music bender, and the best essential oil sprays for a better mood. In this episode we ...Show More

44:08 | Apr 17th

Aileen wrote a viral post about the surprises your body has in store in your 40’s, and we are talking about it. We also discuss Kristen’s insomnia, Sarah’s live music bender, and the best essential oil sprays for a better mood. In this episode we ...Show More

1:03:52 | Apr 10th

It’s Claire’s first week as co-host! We are talking body image in our 40’s. Kristen chats with author Richard Watts about the tricky task of letting our kids fail, and we sing the praises of the air fryer. In this episode we talked about: Entit...Show More

1:03:52 | Apr 10th

It’s Claire’s first week as co-host! We are talking body image in our 40’s. Kristen chats with author Richard Watts about the tricky task of letting our kids fail, and we sing the praises of the air fryer. In this episode we talked about: Entit...Show More

1:02:32 | Apr 3rd

We are taking reader questions and Sarah has an announcement! We’re talking haircuts: how to find the right stylist and how to ask for the right haircut for your face shape. We are also divulging our experiences with  CBD products and even medical ca...Show More

1:02:32 | Apr 3rd

We are taking reader questions and Sarah has an announcement! We’re talking haircuts: how to find the right stylist and how to ask for the right haircut for your face shape. We are also divulging our experiences with  CBD products and even medical ca...Show More

50:39 | Mar 27th

Sarah is back to report on laughing yoga, Kristen is in a prison of book deadlines, and we both detail our favorite Trader Joe’s foods. Judge if you want but we consider Trader Joe’s one of our top self-care destinations, because they make eating hea...Show More

50:39 | Mar 27th

Sarah is back to report on laughing yoga, Kristen is in a prison of book deadlines, and we both detail our favorite Trader Joe’s foods. Judge if you want but we consider Trader Joe’s one of our top self-care destinations, because they make eating hea...Show More

1:02:50 | Mar 20th

We’re talking anxiety, and how to deal with it, with our friend and comic Amy Estes. In this episode, we talked about: Amy Estes Comedy Amy’s Newsletter Revlon Blow Dry Brush Kindle Paperwhite A Discovery Witches Trilogy NY Times a...Show More

1:02:50 | Mar 20th

We’re talking anxiety, and how to deal with it, with our friend and comic Amy Estes. In this episode, we talked about: Amy Estes Comedy Amy’s Newsletter Revlon Blow Dry Brush Kindle Paperwhite A Discovery Witches Trilogy NY Times a...Show More

58:10 | Mar 13th

We are talking about regrets today, everything from whether or not we would still choose our current career paths if we could go back, to what self-care habits we wish we’d learned in our 20’s, to what we wish we’d done differently with our kids. ...Show More

58:10 | Mar 13th

We are talking about regrets today, everything from whether or not we would still choose our current career paths if we could go back, to what self-care habits we wish we’d learned in our 20’s, to what we wish we’d done differently with our kids. ...Show More

46:23 | Mar 6th

Kristen took the Genesight test to help her chose the right anxiety med, and we chat about this test and what other things it can test for. We also talk about our favorite do-from-home workout routines. In this episode we mentioned: * Genesight* P...Show More

46:23 | Mar 6th

Kristen took the Genesight test to help her chose the right anxiety med, and we chat about this test and what other things it can test for. We also talk about our favorite do-from-home workout routines. In this episode we mentioned: * Genesight* P...Show More

1:20:05 | Feb 27th

We are answering listener questions this week on everything from divorced mom overwhelm to green beauty retinols. In this episode we also talked about: Sarah’s Favorite Green Beauty Retinols Handheld Milk Frother Babyganics Flushable Baby...Show More

1:20:05 | Feb 27th

We are answering listener questions this week on everything from divorced mom overwhelm to green beauty retinols. In this episode we also talked about: Sarah’s Favorite Green Beauty Retinols Handheld Milk Frother Babyganics Flushable Baby...Show More

1:00:59 | Feb 20th

As a mom, learning to delegate can be an important aspect of self-care. There are a number of reasons moms can feel overwhelemd and yet at the same time, struggle to hand over household tasks to the kids. We are talking about our best strategies to h...Show More

1:00:59 | Feb 20th

As a mom, learning to delegate can be an important aspect of self-care. There are a number of reasons moms can feel overwhelemd and yet at the same time, struggle to hand over household tasks to the kids. We are talking about our best strategies to h...Show More

51:51 | Feb 13th

In this episode, we are talking about all of favorite body products . . . from body washes to bath salts, from legs to lady bits. In this episode we discussed: Body Moisturizers: * Acure Everyday Eczema Lotion* Beautycounter Countermatch Ad...Show More

51:51 | Feb 13th

In this episode, we are talking about all of favorite body products . . . from body washes to bath salts, from legs to lady bits. In this episode we discussed: Body Moisturizers: * Acure Everyday Eczema Lotion* Beautycounter Countermatch Ad...Show More

58:03 | Feb 6th

Low sex drive . . . it seems to be a thing that affects many women from time to time. But how do you know when it’s really a problem? We are talking about Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, the medical condition that many women (and even doctors) are...Show More

58:03 | Feb 6th

Low sex drive . . . it seems to be a thing that affects many women from time to time. But how do you know when it’s really a problem? We are talking about Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, the medical condition that many women (and even doctors) are...Show More

51:16 | Jan 30th

From her bestselling book to the new Netflix show, Marie Kondō’s methods for decluttering have swept the nation . . . but they’ve also received some criticism. We are talking about the pros and cons of the KonMari Method, what we’ve tried and what ha...Show More

51:16 | Jan 30th

From her bestselling book to the new Netflix show, Marie Kondō’s methods for decluttering have swept the nation . . . but they’ve also received some criticism. We are talking about the pros and cons of the KonMari Method, what we’ve tried and what ha...Show More

46:40 | Jan 23rd

Kristen chats with her friends Sarah Bessey, Jen Hatmaker, Tara Livesay, Jamie Wright, and Sarah Goodfellow about how to go deeper in friendships. This tribe of friends gathers every year for an annual “cheerleading and ass-kicking” retreat. They tal...Show More

46:40 | Jan 23rd

Kristen chats with her friends Sarah Bessey, Jen Hatmaker, Tara Livesay, Jamie Wright, and Sarah Goodfellow about how to go deeper in friendships. This tribe of friends gathers every year for an annual “cheerleading and ass-kicking” retreat. They tal...Show More

43:33 | Jan 16th

Hangxiety: it’s a thing. We’re talking about the science behind the drinking/anxiety connection. Sarah talks about her resolution success and almost ruining Santa, and Kristen gives an update on going to Tokyo with four kids. Wanna ask a question “on...Show More

43:33 | Jan 16th

Hangxiety: it’s a thing. We’re talking about the science behind the drinking/anxiety connection. Sarah talks about her resolution success and almost ruining Santa, and Kristen gives an update on going to Tokyo with four kids. Wanna ask a question “on...Show More

53:22 | Jan 9th

We are chatting with Kevin Garcia about self-care, crystals, emotional attunement, tarot cards, spirituality, serums, and makeup. Kevin is a speaker, creative, musician, and host of the podcast, A Tiny Revolution.  He is also a fierce advocate of LGB...Show More

53:22 | Jan 9th

We are chatting with Kevin Garcia about self-care, crystals, emotional attunement, tarot cards, spirituality, serums, and makeup. Kevin is a speaker, creative, musician, and host of the podcast, A Tiny Revolution.  He is also a fierce advocate of LGB...Show More

55:36 | Jan 2nd

New Year’s Resolutions? Word for the year? Setting intentions? Or just skipping it? Sarah and Kristen chat about how they are approaching the new year and what (if any) resolutions they have for themselves.   In this episode we talked about: Barefoot...Show More

55:36 | Jan 2nd

New Year’s Resolutions? Word for the year? Setting intentions? Or just skipping it? Sarah and Kristen chat about how they are approaching the new year and what (if any) resolutions they have for themselves.   In this episode we talked about: Barefoot...Show More

57:08 | Dec 19th, 2018

While holiday stress may be peak #firstworldproblems, it’s also a very real phenomenon for many of us. Between school commitments, trying to be extra at buying the most meaningful gifts, maintaining boundaries with difficult relatives and overschedul...Show More

57:08 | Dec 19th, 2018

While holiday stress may be peak #firstworldproblems, it’s also a very real phenomenon for many of us. Between school commitments, trying to be extra at buying the most meaningful gifts, maintaining boundaries with difficult relatives and overschedul...Show More

45:46 | Dec 12th, 2018

We’re talking about great gifts for husbands, boyfriends, dads, grandparents, coaches and kids . . . as well as some items you might want to put on your own wishlist. We’ve got recommendations on travel, books, candles, and skincare stuff, as an asso...Show More

45:46 | Dec 12th, 2018

We’re talking about great gifts for husbands, boyfriends, dads, grandparents, coaches and kids . . . as well as some items you might want to put on your own wishlist. We’ve got recommendations on travel, books, candles, and skincare stuff, as an asso...Show More

51:13 | Dec 5th, 2018

We’re talking about great gifts for friends, for your sisters and moms, and for teachers . . . as well as some items you might want to put on your own wishlist. We’ve got recommendations on self-care gifts, cookbooks, candles, and skincare stuff, as ...Show More

51:13 | Dec 5th, 2018

We’re talking about great gifts for friends, for your sisters and moms, and for teachers . . . as well as some items you might want to put on your own wishlist. We’ve got recommendations on self-care gifts, cookbooks, candles, and skincare stuff, as ...Show More

51:49 | Nov 28th, 2018

Kristen discusses going off Cymbalta, Sarah shares about posting about herself in a bra, and we discuss our rules around what we post (and won’t post) on social media. This week we talked about: * Athleta Primaloft Tights * Nude Slim Fit Layering Te...Show More

51:49 | Nov 28th, 2018

Kristen discusses going off Cymbalta, Sarah shares about posting about herself in a bra, and we discuss our rules around what we post (and won’t post) on social media. This week we talked about: * Athleta Primaloft Tights * Nude Slim Fit Layering Te...Show More

44:05 | Nov 21st, 2018

We are sharing our favorite subscription boxes, from beauty products to clothing to meal kits. Kristen shares an update on minisculpting her chin with Cosmeticare and Sarah laments her shaving woes and the cold weather that is thwarting her walking r...Show More

44:05 | Nov 21st, 2018

We are sharing our favorite subscription boxes, from beauty products to clothing to meal kits. Kristen shares an update on minisculpting her chin with Cosmeticare and Sarah laments her shaving woes and the cold weather that is thwarting her walking r...Show More

48:55 | Nov 14th, 2018

We are talking favorite organizational tips, from keeping our calendars in order to remembering what we need to buy. In this episode we talk about: * The Saalt Menstrual Cup * Brooklinen Sheets and Duvet Covers * Aila Nail Polishes * Minted Holiday ...Show More

48:55 | Nov 14th, 2018

We are talking favorite organizational tips, from keeping our calendars in order to remembering what we need to buy. In this episode we talk about: * The Saalt Menstrual Cup * Brooklinen Sheets and Duvet Covers * Aila Nail Polishes * Minted Holiday ...Show More

54:53 | Nov 7th, 2018

Kristen gets her hair done and ponders why she struggles with upkeep, Sarah tries a facial toning deice, and we talk daily rituals – the things we do (or try to do) to start our day well, and the processes that help us unwind. In this episode we tal...Show More

54:53 | Nov 7th, 2018

Kristen gets her hair done and ponders why she struggles with upkeep, Sarah tries a facial toning deice, and we talk daily rituals – the things we do (or try to do) to start our day well, and the processes that help us unwind. In this episode we tal...Show More

1:09:27 | Oct 31st, 2018

Lisa Leonard talks with us about how she tries to make space every day to listen to her own thoughts, the psychological pull of “scrolling” and how she sets intentions around it, and how she is learning to identify her own needs and speak them out lo...Show More

1:09:27 | Oct 31st, 2018

Lisa Leonard talks with us about how she tries to make space every day to listen to her own thoughts, the psychological pull of “scrolling” and how she sets intentions around it, and how she is learning to identify her own needs and speak them out lo...Show More

1:02:26 | Oct 24th, 2018

Casey Brown shares vulnerably about the realities of self-care as a trans person, from being misgendered to the struggle of public bathrooms, as well as some of the unique learnings about skincare, shaving, and more as they began hormone therapy last...Show More

1:02:26 | Oct 24th, 2018

Casey Brown shares vulnerably about the realities of self-care as a trans person, from being misgendered to the struggle of public bathrooms, as well as some of the unique learnings about skincare, shaving, and more as they began hormone therapy last...Show More

57:20 | Oct 17th, 2018

In this episode we are talking about our very favorite cleaning products for our homes, with an emphasis on non-toxic products, products that are easy for adults AND kids to use, and products that reduce waste. Kitchen: * Mrs. Meyers All-Purpose Cle...Show More

57:20 | Oct 17th, 2018

In this episode we are talking about our very favorite cleaning products for our homes, with an emphasis on non-toxic products, products that are easy for adults AND kids to use, and products that reduce waste. Kitchen: * Mrs. Meyers All-Purpose Cle...Show More

1:09:15 | Oct 10th, 2018

In this episode, we talked about: MO MI Texture Mist Clove + Hallow Lip Velvets Amazon Wardrobe Educated (Large Print Edition) Jedidiah’s instagram series about diversity 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Meditation with the Simple Habit app   HelloFre...Show More

1:09:15 | Oct 10th, 2018

In this episode, we talked about: MO MI Texture Mist Clove + Hallow Lip Velvets Amazon Wardrobe Educated (Large Print Edition) Jedidiah’s instagram series about diversity 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Meditation with the Simple Habit app   HelloFre...Show More

51:16 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Sarah visited a psychic medium and got some surprising results. Kristen has the sinking feeling she might have an adult-onset caffeine allergy. And the girls talk with Lisa Gungor about her new book The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen. In this episode...Show More

51:16 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Sarah visited a psychic medium and got some surprising results. Kristen has the sinking feeling she might have an adult-onset caffeine allergy. And the girls talk with Lisa Gungor about her new book The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen. In this episode...Show More

1:04:00 | Sep 26th, 2018

Sarah has her aura read, and the girls have a chat with Barret Ward, founder of FashionABLE, about their radical new reporting system – AccountABLE. Fashion has a dirty secret: the products we enjoy are most often made by women who can’t meet their b...Show More

1:04:00 | Sep 26th, 2018

Sarah has her aura read, and the girls have a chat with Barret Ward, founder of FashionABLE, about their radical new reporting system – AccountABLE. Fashion has a dirty secret: the products we enjoy are most often made by women who can’t meet their b...Show More

52:29 | Sep 19th, 2018

Is Botox safe to use? Does dairy truly cause acne and do you *really* need to wash your face every day? These questions plus a great discussion on embracing aging with Dr. Sarah Villafranco, a former ER doc turned artisan soap maker. (The most gorgeo...Show More

52:29 | Sep 19th, 2018

Is Botox safe to use? Does dairy truly cause acne and do you *really* need to wash your face every day? These questions plus a great discussion on embracing aging with Dr. Sarah Villafranco, a former ER doc turned artisan soap maker. (The most gorgeo...Show More

55:02 | Sep 12th, 2018

Kristen and Sarah talk about their shared sensitivity to bad lighting, their indigestion woes, and their hot take on the proliferation of g-strings at the beach this summer. They also interview Jessica Turner, author of the new book Stretched Too Thi...Show More

55:02 | Sep 12th, 2018

Kristen and Sarah talk about their shared sensitivity to bad lighting, their indigestion woes, and their hot take on the proliferation of g-strings at the beach this summer. They also interview Jessica Turner, author of the new book Stretched Too Thi...Show More

57:25 | Sep 5th, 2018

We are answering questions from listeners today on everything from how we met, what our dream enneagram number would be, and how we handle the balance of private/public life. This week we talked about: Little Feminist Puzzle BeatsX Wireless In-Ear He...Show More

57:25 | Sep 5th, 2018

We are answering questions from listeners today on everything from how we met, what our dream enneagram number would be, and how we handle the balance of private/public life. This week we talked about: Little Feminist Puzzle BeatsX Wireless In-Ear He...Show More

43:37 | Aug 29th, 2018

Claire Boyce, Kristen’s neighbor and our resident oversharing aesthetician, is here to tell us about the wacky world of yoni eggs, and the difference between microplaning and dermarolling. (Hint: one involves a super-sharp razor and the other, a mill...Show More

43:37 | Aug 29th, 2018

Claire Boyce, Kristen’s neighbor and our resident oversharing aesthetician, is here to tell us about the wacky world of yoni eggs, and the difference between microplaning and dermarolling. (Hint: one involves a super-sharp razor and the other, a mill...Show More

57:14 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Both Kristen and Sarah have been frank about their struggles with anxiety, and they are chatting with author Amanda Stern, who wrote a memoir about her own struggles. In this episode we talked about: Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life by A...Show More

57:14 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Both Kristen and Sarah have been frank about their struggles with anxiety, and they are chatting with author Amanda Stern, who wrote a memoir about her own struggles. In this episode we talked about: Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life by A...Show More

38:37 | Aug 1st, 2018

Sarah saw a hypnotherapist. Kristen went to a faith healer. One of us has had her colon roto-routed. We are talking about the most wacky and woo-woo things we’ve done in the pursuit of better health. In this episode we talked about: * EMDR * Coffee ...Show More

38:37 | Aug 1st, 2018

Sarah saw a hypnotherapist. Kristen went to a faith healer. One of us has had her colon roto-routed. We are talking about the most wacky and woo-woo things we’ve done in the pursuit of better health. In this episode we talked about: * EMDR * Coffee ...Show More

1:01:09 | Jul 25th, 2018

We’re talking about drinking and when to know when it’s a problem with Kerry Cohen, author of Lush: A Memoir.  Many of us like a glass of wine or two to wind down at the end of the day, and there is a preponderance of cultural references to women and...Show More

1:01:09 | Jul 25th, 2018

We’re talking about drinking and when to know when it’s a problem with Kerry Cohen, author of Lush: A Memoir.  Many of us like a glass of wine or two to wind down at the end of the day, and there is a preponderance of cultural references to women and...Show More

38:03 | Jul 18th, 2018

We are talking favorite bras – from everyday t-shirt bras to strapless to sexy bralettes. Here are some of our faves: Everyday Bras Natori Women’s Hidden Glamour Full-Fit Contour Underwire Bra (best brand for small ribcage) Natori Women’s Pure Luxe C...Show More

38:03 | Jul 18th, 2018

We are talking favorite bras – from everyday t-shirt bras to strapless to sexy bralettes. Here are some of our faves: Everyday Bras Natori Women’s Hidden Glamour Full-Fit Contour Underwire Bra (best brand for small ribcage) Natori Women’s Pure Luxe C...Show More

43:12 | Jul 11th, 2018

From visible panty lines to the joy and pain of g-strings, we are talking all things underwear, including our favorite everyday panties and what we wear under yoga pants and skirts. In this episode we discussed: Hesta Women’s Organic Cotton Bikini Pa...Show More

43:12 | Jul 11th, 2018

From visible panty lines to the joy and pain of g-strings, we are talking all things underwear, including our favorite everyday panties and what we wear under yoga pants and skirts. In this episode we discussed: Hesta Women’s Organic Cotton Bikini Pa...Show More

1:04:07 | Jul 4th, 2018

The quest to be tan can be a problematic one, and yet many Caucasian folks can feel the pressure as summer approaches. We explore both the dangers and benefits of “getting some sun” as well as our own ambivalence, and we also share some of our favori...Show More

1:04:07 | Jul 4th, 2018

The quest to be tan can be a problematic one, and yet many Caucasian folks can feel the pressure as summer approaches. We explore both the dangers and benefits of “getting some sun” as well as our own ambivalence, and we also share some of our favori...Show More

58:58 | Jun 27th, 2018

How do you help a friend struggling with suicide? What are the warning signs? And how do you get help if you are feeling thoughts of your own? We talk with trauma-informed life coach BJ Hickman about the myths, the causes, and the warning signs, and ...Show More

58:58 | Jun 27th, 2018

How do you help a friend struggling with suicide? What are the warning signs? And how do you get help if you are feeling thoughts of your own? We talk with trauma-informed life coach BJ Hickman about the myths, the causes, and the warning signs, and ...Show More

42:27 | Jun 20th, 2018

We’ve got an entire episode dedicated to talking about books! From self-help to escape reads, we share our favorites. Kristen also shares about her Moment app moment of truth, and Sarah shares about her foray into allergy testing and dealing with mig...Show More

42:27 | Jun 20th, 2018

We’ve got an entire episode dedicated to talking about books! From self-help to escape reads, we share our favorites. Kristen also shares about her Moment app moment of truth, and Sarah shares about her foray into allergy testing and dealing with mig...Show More

1:06:40 | Jun 13th, 2018

We are chatting with Jamie Wright, author of the new book The Very Worst Missionary, about her experience uprooting her family to Costa Rica, the trials of finding healthcare when you don’t speak the language, an unfortunate incident of sitting in mo...Show More

1:06:40 | Jun 13th, 2018

We are chatting with Jamie Wright, author of the new book The Very Worst Missionary, about her experience uprooting her family to Costa Rica, the trials of finding healthcare when you don’t speak the language, an unfortunate incident of sitting in mo...Show More

38:11 | Jun 6th, 2018

We’re chatting with Jenny McQuaile, Director/Producer of the documentary Straight/Curve which takes aim at the lack of body diversity in the fashion industry. We’re also lamenting the madness of the last few weeks of our kids in school, and Sarah bid...Show More

38:11 | Jun 6th, 2018

We’re chatting with Jenny McQuaile, Director/Producer of the documentary Straight/Curve which takes aim at the lack of body diversity in the fashion industry. We’re also lamenting the madness of the last few weeks of our kids in school, and Sarah bid...Show More

47:20 | May 30th, 2018

We’re talking home design with Gabrielle Blair, the force behind Design Mom, and how design can be a form of self-care, with a few tips for creating a zen space that makes you feel good. Kristen shares about her new weighted blanket obsession and Sar...Show More

47:20 | May 30th, 2018

We’re talking home design with Gabrielle Blair, the force behind Design Mom, and how design can be a form of self-care, with a few tips for creating a zen space that makes you feel good. Kristen shares about her new weighted blanket obsession and Sar...Show More

54:44 | May 23rd, 2018

We chat with Karen Walrond on how to cultivate healthy friendships, Kristen divulges her goal to stop multitasking, and Sarah shares about her new meditation journey. Check out Karen Walrond’s podcast Make Light on our own Life, Listened network! Pr...Show More

54:44 | May 23rd, 2018

We chat with Karen Walrond on how to cultivate healthy friendships, Kristen divulges her goal to stop multitasking, and Sarah shares about her new meditation journey. Check out Karen Walrond’s podcast Make Light on our own Life, Listened network! Pr...Show More

47:56 | May 16th, 2018

We explore the weird side of yoga, re-entry after a vacation, Sarah’s bigger boob mystery and Kristen’s quest to do all of the doctor things. In this episode we talk about: * Mammograms * Uterine Ablation * Trunk Club * CleverMade Reusable Collapsi...Show More

47:56 | May 16th, 2018

We explore the weird side of yoga, re-entry after a vacation, Sarah’s bigger boob mystery and Kristen’s quest to do all of the doctor things. In this episode we talk about: * Mammograms * Uterine Ablation * Trunk Club * CleverMade Reusable Collapsi...Show More

46:07 | May 9th, 2018

We chat with Jess Weiner, a cultural changemaker who was responsible for changing Barbie’s body and shifting to include more body diversity in the campaigns of many huge brands, including Dove and Disney Princesses. Jess is an acclaimed author of two...Show More

46:07 | May 9th, 2018

We chat with Jess Weiner, a cultural changemaker who was responsible for changing Barbie’s body and shifting to include more body diversity in the campaigns of many huge brands, including Dove and Disney Princesses. Jess is an acclaimed author of two...Show More

36:01 | May 2nd, 2018

We have a heated debate about washcloths, Kristen tries to convert the world to shower wands, and Sarah shares about how she’s trying to break up with her phone. Be sure to join us over at our facebook page where this, and many other conversations, a...Show More

36:01 | May 2nd, 2018

We have a heated debate about washcloths, Kristen tries to convert the world to shower wands, and Sarah shares about how she’s trying to break up with her phone. Be sure to join us over at our facebook page where this, and many other conversations, a...Show More

49:43 | Apr 25th, 2018

Is racial bias a real thing? We talk about the recent episode where two black men are arrested at Starbucks for waiting to buy their drinks until a friend showed up. We also interview Leroy Barber, a racial justice activist and author, about how we c...Show More

49:43 | Apr 25th, 2018

Is racial bias a real thing? We talk about the recent episode where two black men are arrested at Starbucks for waiting to buy their drinks until a friend showed up. We also interview Leroy Barber, a racial justice activist and author, about how we c...Show More

36:16 | Apr 18th, 2018

We’re sharing mortifying stories of embarrassing ourselves at doctor visits, involving a mistaken hug, a conversation leading to a bladder sling, and other traumatic tales. Also, Kristen tries Livia for her cramps and is here to report on it. Spoiler...Show More

36:16 | Apr 18th, 2018

We’re sharing mortifying stories of embarrassing ourselves at doctor visits, involving a mistaken hug, a conversation leading to a bladder sling, and other traumatic tales. Also, Kristen tries Livia for her cramps and is here to report on it. Spoiler...Show More

43:31 | Apr 11th, 2018

In addition to wanting to convert the world to the pleasures of the caftan (which we fully support), Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs is an entrepreneur of an ethical fashion brand that’s creating jobs in vulnerable countries. We chat with her about mom...Show More

43:31 | Apr 11th, 2018

In addition to wanting to convert the world to the pleasures of the caftan (which we fully support), Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs is an entrepreneur of an ethical fashion brand that’s creating jobs in vulnerable countries. We chat with her about mom...Show More

53:02 | Apr 4th, 2018

We are sharing our favorite lazy meals – those go-to recipes when you’ve failed to plan or are short on time. We also talk with Isabel Kallman and Jeanine Harvey of Feed Our Democracy about how everyone can engage politically in issues that matter to...Show More

53:02 | Apr 4th, 2018

We are sharing our favorite lazy meals – those go-to recipes when you’ve failed to plan or are short on time. We also talk with Isabel Kallman and Jeanine Harvey of Feed Our Democracy about how everyone can engage politically in issues that matter to...Show More

47:30 | Mar 28th, 2018

Laura Mayes, founder of Mom 2.0 Summit, chats with us about how some devastating life experiences pushed her to better self-care and being more present. We also talk about some of our favorite crappy snacks for those moments when eating your feelings...Show More

47:30 | Mar 28th, 2018

Laura Mayes, founder of Mom 2.0 Summit, chats with us about how some devastating life experiences pushed her to better self-care and being more present. We also talk about some of our favorite crappy snacks for those moments when eating your feelings...Show More

52:12 | Mar 21st, 2018

Our best travel tips! Travel can spark some serious anxiety but here are some hacks to stay sane. We also chat with Samantha Broxton (@sisterlocked), founder of Sister Locked and Raising Self, on FOMO (fear of missing out) and how it can rob us of ou...Show More

52:12 | Mar 21st, 2018

Our best travel tips! Travel can spark some serious anxiety but here are some hacks to stay sane. We also chat with Samantha Broxton (@sisterlocked), founder of Sister Locked and Raising Self, on FOMO (fear of missing out) and how it can rob us of ou...Show More

54:08 | Mar 14th, 2018

Social media can make it feel like we are comparing our real life to everyone else’s highlight reel. We talk about how to protect yourself and how self-care can also include boundaries and saying no. We interview Kelly Beall, founder of the popular l...Show More

54:08 | Mar 14th, 2018

Social media can make it feel like we are comparing our real life to everyone else’s highlight reel. We talk about how to protect yourself and how self-care can also include boundaries and saying no. We interview Kelly Beall, founder of the popular l...Show More

43:30 | Mar 7th, 2018

It’s possible this episode was recorded WHILE HUNGOVER in Palm Springs. We chat how to avoid hangovers, and also have an interview with Jane Mosbacher Morris of To The Market, who saw a need for empowering global women and came up with a practical so...Show More

43:30 | Mar 7th, 2018

It’s possible this episode was recorded WHILE HUNGOVER in Palm Springs. We chat how to avoid hangovers, and also have an interview with Jane Mosbacher Morris of To The Market, who saw a need for empowering global women and came up with a practical so...Show More

39:32 | Feb 28th, 2018

Mink Mingle Alright, let’s finally talk ACTUAL SELFIES and how to do them well. What’s the best angle? How do you nail the lighting? And to filter or not to filter? We are also going to talk vagifacials, the new trend of pampering the skin down there...Show More

39:32 | Feb 28th, 2018

Mink Mingle Alright, let’s finally talk ACTUAL SELFIES and how to do them well. What’s the best angle? How do you nail the lighting? And to filter or not to filter? We are also going to talk vagifacials, the new trend of pampering the skin down there...Show More

40:28 | Feb 21st, 2018

Andy Omvik Can you be addicted to habits or behaviors? We discuss process addictions, and how we can become hooked to certain experiences, from the internet to shopping to flirting. We talk about how to know when a process addiction has gone too far,...Show More

40:28 | Feb 21st, 2018

Andy Omvik Can you be addicted to habits or behaviors? We discuss process addictions, and how we can become hooked to certain experiences, from the internet to shopping to flirting. We talk about how to know when a process addiction has gone too far,...Show More

51:56 | Feb 14th, 2018

Kristen chats with friends Sarah Bessey, Jen Hatmaker, Tara Livesay, Jamie Wright, and Sarah Goodfellow about how they created friendships in their 30’s and 40’s, and built a tribe of ride-or-die friends in a unique way. If you enjoyed this conversat...Show More

51:56 | Feb 14th, 2018

Kristen chats with friends Sarah Bessey, Jen Hatmaker, Tara Livesay, Jamie Wright, and Sarah Goodfellow about how they created friendships in their 30’s and 40’s, and built a tribe of ride-or-die friends in a unique way. If you enjoyed this conversat...Show More

56:35 | Feb 7th, 2018

We ponder the merits of the instant pot and share some favorite recipes, as well as our other must-have kitchen gadgets. We also conclude our enneagram series by talking about type nine, along with interviews with author Sarah Bessey and psychotherap...Show More

56:35 | Feb 7th, 2018

We ponder the merits of the instant pot and share some favorite recipes, as well as our other must-have kitchen gadgets. We also conclude our enneagram series by talking about type nine, along with interviews with author Sarah Bessey and psychotherap...Show More

1:03:51 | Jan 31st, 2018

Aging skin – it’s inevitable. But we’re talking about the practices and products that can help. We also chat about the confrontational charm of the enneagram type 8, including an interview with blogger (and mom of 9) Heidi Weimer. In this episode, we...Show More

1:03:51 | Jan 31st, 2018

Aging skin – it’s inevitable. But we’re talking about the practices and products that can help. We also chat about the confrontational charm of the enneagram type 8, including an interview with blogger (and mom of 9) Heidi Weimer. In this episode, we...Show More

1:12:55 | Jan 25th, 2018

We are sharing the apps that help us function, sleep, maintain relationships, and edit photos. We also chat with Ryan Walton, blogger at DaringtoDad.com, about being an enneagram type 7. On this episode we mentioned the following apps that can be fou...Show More

1:12:55 | Jan 25th, 2018

We are sharing the apps that help us function, sleep, maintain relationships, and edit photos. We also chat with Ryan Walton, blogger at DaringtoDad.com, about being an enneagram type 7. On this episode we mentioned the following apps that can be fou...Show More

52:38 | Jan 17th, 2018

We’re talking favorite snacks, both salty and sweet, healthy and splurge-worthy. We also talk with Carlee Lane about being an enneagram type 6. In this episode we mention the following snacks: * Trader Joe’s Omega Trek Mix * La Croix Grapefruit or C...Show More

52:38 | Jan 17th, 2018

We’re talking favorite snacks, both salty and sweet, healthy and splurge-worthy. We also talk with Carlee Lane about being an enneagram type 6. In this episode we mention the following snacks: * Trader Joe’s Omega Trek Mix * La Croix Grapefruit or C...Show More

1:06:36 | Jan 10th, 2018

What supplements should you be taking? We chat about our daily regimen, and continue our conversation about the enneagram, taking a deeper dive into type 5. We chat with Kelley Nikondeha, author of Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured W...Show More

1:06:36 | Jan 10th, 2018

What supplements should you be taking? We chat about our daily regimen, and continue our conversation about the enneagram, taking a deeper dive into type 5. We chat with Kelley Nikondeha, author of Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured W...Show More

58:15 | Jan 3rd, 2018

From teas to hand creams to cozy blankets, we are talking all of our favorite winter products. Plus, an interview with Holly Rankin Zaher about being an Enneagram Type 4. New to the enneagram? Check out The Road Back to You by Ian Cron. Kristen’s fav...Show More

58:15 | Jan 3rd, 2018

From teas to hand creams to cozy blankets, we are talking all of our favorite winter products. Plus, an interview with Holly Rankin Zaher about being an Enneagram Type 4. New to the enneagram? Check out The Road Back to You by Ian Cron. Kristen’s fav...Show More

50:20 | Dec 20th, 2017

What are Kristen and Sarah’s goals for the New Year – and are resolutions really such a good idea? We’ll be taking a break next week to celebrate Christmas, but see you back here in 2018! Our old posts about New Year’s Resolutions: Kristen’s year of...Show More

50:20 | Dec 20th, 2017

What are Kristen and Sarah’s goals for the New Year – and are resolutions really such a good idea? We’ll be taking a break next week to celebrate Christmas, but see you back here in 2018! Our old posts about New Year’s Resolutions: Kristen’s year of...Show More

38:29 | Dec 13th, 2017

How do we stay sane over the holidays? We share our tips, and have a conversation with Meagan Francis of The Mom Hour about being a type 2 on the Enneagram. To take the test to find out your own type, you can visit this site for a quick, free test, o...Show More

38:29 | Dec 13th, 2017

How do we stay sane over the holidays? We share our tips, and have a conversation with Meagan Francis of The Mom Hour about being a type 2 on the Enneagram. To take the test to find out your own type, you can visit this site for a quick, free test, o...Show More

53:16 | Dec 6th, 2017

From cookbooks to candles, kids’ gifts to ideas for the men in your life, Kristen and Sarah have got some unique and passionate recommendations for thoughtful gifts this holiday season. For Women: If you love the smell of walking into an Anthropologi...Show More

53:16 | Dec 6th, 2017

From cookbooks to candles, kids’ gifts to ideas for the men in your life, Kristen and Sarah have got some unique and passionate recommendations for thoughtful gifts this holiday season. For Women: If you love the smell of walking into an Anthropologi...Show More

54:46 | Nov 29th, 2017

We are talking about type 1’s (the Reformers) in our ongoing Enneagram series. And botox – should you do it? We have a fascinating interview with Kendra Adachi of The Lazy Genius Podcast, who is an Enneagram 1, as well as Jenny Potter, a creative pro...Show More

54:46 | Nov 29th, 2017

We are talking about type 1’s (the Reformers) in our ongoing Enneagram series. And botox – should you do it? We have a fascinating interview with Kendra Adachi of The Lazy Genius Podcast, who is an Enneagram 1, as well as Jenny Potter, a creative pro...Show More

52:13 | Nov 21st, 2017

What can you learn about your internal motivations and drives from the Enneagram? We’re kicking off a series on this fascinating personality theory. In this introductory episode we will explain what it is, and then talk through each type with writer ...Show More

52:13 | Nov 21st, 2017

What can you learn about your internal motivations and drives from the Enneagram? We’re kicking off a series on this fascinating personality theory. In this introductory episode we will explain what it is, and then talk through each type with writer ...Show More

40:39 | Nov 15th, 2017

Can embracing our mortality help us living more fully? Caleb Wilde, author of Confessions of a Funeral Director, shares with us some of his insights about facing death and what we can learn from loss. We also continue the skincare conversation, talki...Show More

40:39 | Nov 15th, 2017

Can embracing our mortality help us living more fully? Caleb Wilde, author of Confessions of a Funeral Director, shares with us some of his insights about facing death and what we can learn from loss. We also continue the skincare conversation, talki...Show More

51:53 | Nov 8th, 2017

We talk our morning skincare rituals, and interview Obama’s former social media manager about keep the peace when our politics collide. Caleb Gardner of the digital innovation firm 18 Coffees gives us some insight for staying sane in the midst of our...Show More

51:53 | Nov 8th, 2017

We talk our morning skincare rituals, and interview Obama’s former social media manager about keep the peace when our politics collide. Caleb Gardner of the digital innovation firm 18 Coffees gives us some insight for staying sane in the midst of our...Show More

53:51 | Nov 1st, 2017

Is the internet making us dumber? More dumb? How can detachment help us avoid self-hate? And can watching TV be a form of self-care? In this episode, we chat about our collective addiction to scrolling the internet, and the negative effects of screen...Show More

53:51 | Nov 1st, 2017

Is the internet making us dumber? More dumb? How can detachment help us avoid self-hate? And can watching TV be a form of self-care? In this episode, we chat about our collective addiction to scrolling the internet, and the negative effects of screen...Show More

57:41 | Oct 25th, 2017

  Pubic hair: to remove or not to remove? And detaching from relationships and expectations as self-care. In this episode we take a deep dive (ooph) into pubic hair and some of the challenges of hair removal in this delicate area, sharing our own exp...Show More

57:41 | Oct 25th, 2017

  Pubic hair: to remove or not to remove? And detaching from relationships and expectations as self-care. In this episode we take a deep dive (ooph) into pubic hair and some of the challenges of hair removal in this delicate area, sharing our own exp...Show More

48:15 | Oct 18th, 2017

Most of us know how to eat well . . . so why don’t we? We discuss the barriers to a healthy diet, the last factor of Myers Briggs (Judging vs. Perceiving) and how it affects self-care, and we each dish on our current favorite fashion trend. Spoiler a...Show More

48:15 | Oct 18th, 2017

Most of us know how to eat well . . . so why don’t we? We discuss the barriers to a healthy diet, the last factor of Myers Briggs (Judging vs. Perceiving) and how it affects self-care, and we each dish on our current favorite fashion trend. Spoiler a...Show More

56:04 | Oct 11th, 2017

This is our hair episode! We talk all things follicular, from going gray to the best flat iron to whether or not those hair pills really work. Plus, body positivity – we’re positively conflicted about it. We love the movement and yet . . . And Thinki...Show More

56:04 | Oct 11th, 2017

This is our hair episode! We talk all things follicular, from going gray to the best flat iron to whether or not those hair pills really work. Plus, body positivity – we’re positively conflicted about it. We love the movement and yet . . . And Thinki...Show More

47:08 | Oct 4th, 2017

How do you stay sane when the world seems broken? We talk with grief therapist Claire Bidwell-Smith about collective trauma after national tragedies, and with activist Micky Jones about the intersection of activism and self-care. Special thanks to C...Show More

47:08 | Oct 4th, 2017

How do you stay sane when the world seems broken? We talk with grief therapist Claire Bidwell-Smith about collective trauma after national tragedies, and with activist Micky Jones about the intersection of activism and self-care. Special thanks to C...Show More

52:49 | Sep 25th, 2017

We’re talking periods and the unwelcome symptoms that go along with them, as well as N vs. S on the Myers-Briggs and secrets to shaping your brows well. We get real about the frustrating aspects of periods, from clots to cramps, from bleed-outs to pe...Show More

52:49 | Sep 25th, 2017

We’re talking periods and the unwelcome symptoms that go along with them, as well as N vs. S on the Myers-Briggs and secrets to shaping your brows well. We get real about the frustrating aspects of periods, from clots to cramps, from bleed-outs to pe...Show More

47:09 | Sep 25th, 2017

Sleep: why is it so hard for us to achieve this basic human need? An intro to the Myers-Briggs personality types and self-care for introverts vs. extroverts. And face-shaving for women . . . it’s a thing. In today’s episode, we do a deep dive into sl...Show More

47:09 | Sep 25th, 2017

Sleep: why is it so hard for us to achieve this basic human need? An intro to the Myers-Briggs personality types and self-care for introverts vs. extroverts. And face-shaving for women . . . it’s a thing. In today’s episode, we do a deep dive into sl...Show More