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It’s scary to slow down, but we’re going to be taking time off from the podcast for rest and reflection as we manage life in a pandemic and many moments of change. Links in this episode: * Syd on Instagram ( * Breanna on Instagram ( * Vote Save America ( Thank you for listening and we'll keep you in the loop on what's next!
In early March, we attended the “Can’t Do It All Workshop” hosted by licensed marriage and family therapist, Alaina Brubaker at Rochester Brainery. Since many of us feel trapped by pressure and expectation to do more, we're recapping her tips to organize our lives according to our values and priorities. (Originally aired 4/17/20). Links in this episode: * Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Hulu ( * @Alainatalkstherapy on Instagram ( * Rochester Brainery ( * Brene Brown: List of Values (
Not all days off are created equal. Sometimes we need to take a PTO day to do nothing or tackle chores and appointments—a day off for no reason! We’re talking about how we all should make time off a priority for ourselves even if we’re not going on a full blown vacation and how to ask your boss for it. (Originally aired 9/20/19). Links in this episode: * NYTimes: Smarter Living newsletter ( * Girls Night in Club: Everything You Need to Know to Take a Staycation ASAHP (As Soon As Humanly Possible) ( * NYTimes: What to Do With a Day Off (
Your career does not define you! We discuss how we show up in other areas of our life to feel fulfilled, how to recognize those roles, and give them room to breathe. (Originally aired 2/22/19). Links in this episode: * Zen Habits: The Zen Habits Guide to Spending Your Time Intentionally ( * Strengths Edge: UnlockIt Workshop ( * Entrepreneur: Science Knows You Need to Get a Life Outside of Work. This Is How You Do It. ( * The Cut: Your Job Can’t Be the Only Meaningful Thing in Your Life ( * The Everygirl: 5 Reasons Why Your Career Does Not Define Your Identity ( * Queen Speaking: How To Set Boundaries Without Feeling Guilty (
Learn how to tap into your natural talents as you pursue your own career development. We share our experience taking the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, our top five strengths, and how they show up for us in the work we do. (Originally aired 11/9/18). Links in this episode: * Netflix: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj ( * Gallup: CliftonStrengths ( * StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath ( * CliftonStrengths Theme Domains ( * Strengths-Edge Coaching (
We’re sharing Breanna’s top recommendations for the newsletters, magazines, blogs, books, and more! Links in this episode: * Morning Brew ( * NYTimes Smarter Living newsletter ( * Nick Wignall’s newsletter ( * Zen Habits ( * Anti-Racism Daily ( * The Kitchn ( * Skinnytaste ( * Gimme Some Oven ( * Jacey Duprie on Instagram ( * InStyle Magazine ( * InStyle: Alicia Keys Is Creating the Art She — and the World — Needs Right Now ( * Best American Food Writing 2019 ( * Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines ( * Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat (
We’re exploring how to create content when it feels like nothing is truly original anymore — from finding your voice and values, to staying creatively inspired, and picking your lane. Links in this episode: * Zen Habits: The Lost Art of True Rest ( * Noom ( * Brené Brown: Values List ( * Episode 116: “Can’t Do It All” Workshop Recap ( * Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses by Joe Puluzzi (
We’re sharing Syd’s top recommendations for the newsletters, magazines, blogs, books, and more! Links in this episode: * Disclosure on Netflix ( * Unlocking Us: Brené with Laverne Cox on Transgender Representation, Advocacy + the Power of Love ( * Love Life on HBO Max ( * Anti-Racism Daily ( * Nicole Cardoza Patreon ( * The Broadside by Fortune ( * People Geekly by Culture Amp ( * Career Contessa News ( * The Cut ( * Ashley C. Ford ( * Allure: Becoming Billy Porter ( * Morning Reads curated by Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Instagram ( * Weekend reads curated by Lindsay Peoples Wagner on Instagram ( * Wow, No Thank You, by Samantha Irby ( * Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney ( * Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ( * The Mothers by Brit Bennett ( * Where Cooking Begins by Carla Lalli Music (
A question we ask ourselves: What makes someone an adult? Traditionally, it’s a mix of milestones reached, but what if it’s also perspective gained or owning your choices? We’re digging into how we’re feeling about adulthood, and perhaps creating our own definition. Links in this episode: * Episode 126: Planning A Summer Micro Vacation ( * Career Contessa: Using Your Strengths to Discover Your Activism (
As we head into summer, we’re sharing our favorite TV shows to stream and what we’re watching right now. Links in this episode: * American Housewife on Hulu ( * Fresh Prince of Bel Air on HBO Max ( * Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker on Netflix ( * Dear White People on Netflix ( * Gossip Girl on Netflix ( * Central Park on Apple+ ( * Normal People on Hulu ( * Never Have I Ever on Netflix ( * Run on HBO ( * Vanity Fair: The Naked Truth: Inside Normal People’s Explicit Sex Scenes (
As we head into summer, it’s hard to imagine it being vacation-free. We’re sharing how we can plan micro vacations, where we’re road tripping instead of flying to get out of town for a few days. Our mental health needs it! Links in this episode: * Mixed In America on Instagram ( * The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates ( * NPR: From Camping To Dining Out: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities ( * Keuka Lake boat rentals (
This episode is inspired by the method Christina Chaey from Bon Appetit shared about how she organizes and keeps track of what she has in her freezer, fridge, and pantry. It got us thinking about tracking what we have on hand and how we use it up (or store it) before our next trip to the grocery store. Links in this episode: * EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 for Sensitive or Acne-Prone Skin ( * Blue Lizard Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Protection ( * Supergoop Poof Part Powder - SPF 45 ( * Healthyish: My Pantry Spreadsheet Is Bringing Me So Much Joy Right Now ( * The Kitchn: Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil ( * Wit & Delight: How I Keep My Pantry Stocked and Organized (
We're sharing a rebroadcast of Sydney and Breanna's episode on the Own Your Bold podcast ( with Natalie Sinisgalli where we talk about vulnerability in all its forms, specifically as content creators and how to show up truly as ourselves. Own Your Bold is an interview-based podcast for female entrepreneurs and leaders in business. More than inspiration, we need tools to create impact. The episodes are topic-driven, so you can target exactly what ails you. By sharing real stories, skills and ideas we've gained along the way, we can help each other achieve success and equality - together. Learn more about Own Your Bold, Natalie Sinisgalli, and her coaching business, Embolden (
The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Amaud Arbery, David McAtee, and Tony McDade have re-sparked the conversation around racism in America and the Black Lives Matter movement. While there’s a lot to take in right now, the ultimate goal is to make sure the action, conversations, and resources shared leads to sustainable change in our world. This episode covers what we have been reading, listening to, learning from, and sharing in order to uplift Black voices, while also owning our responsibility to make our world a more equitable place. Links in this episode: Podcasts * NPR: Code Switch ( * Crooked Media: Pod Save the People ( * Crooked Media: What a Day ( * Crooked Media: Keep It ( * New York Times: 1619 Project ( * The Moth ( Books * White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, PhD ( * Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates ( * A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn ( * Elizabeth's Bookshop and Writing Centre ( Articles and websites * TED talks playlist: Understanding Racism in America ( * New York Times: 1619 Project ( * Rachel Cargle’s The Great Unlearn ( Social media * Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Instagram ( * Akilah Hughes on Instagram ( * Rachel Cargle on Instagram ( * Ira Madison III on Instagram ( * DeRay Mckesson on Instagram ( * Black Lives Matter on Instagram ( * NAACP on Instagram ( * The Conscious Kid on Instagram ( * Bless the Messy on Instagram ( * How to communicate with racist family members by @iamsahararose on Instagram ( * 10 Steps to Non-optical Allyship by @mireillecharper on Instagram ( Register to vote and find info about your area’s election * Vote Save America ( * Rock the Vote ( Where to donate * Campaign Zero ( — focuses on limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability * Black Visions Collective ( — support for Black political leaders and activists in Minnesota * BLMRoc — Black Lives Matter, Rochester, NY ( * The Loveland Foundation ( — providing therapy for Black women and girls * NAACP ( — ensuring political, educational, social and economic equality of rights and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination * The Bail Project ( — a national nonprofit organization that pays bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence
As some people re-evaluate their wedding plans, we wanted to discuss what to consider when planning an intimate wedding ceremony and celebration. We're sharing Breanna's tips from her recent elopement as well as Syd's officiant insight. Links in this episode: * Gluten Free Crusty Artisan Bread (Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend) ( * Hulu, iHeartRadio Launch 'Little Fires Everywhere' Companion Podcast ( * Paper Source Wedding collection ( * Paperless Post Wedding collection ( * The Knot: How to Get a Marriage License ( * Lulus: Dreams of Forever White Three-Quarter Sleeve Bodycon Midi Dress ( * Rent the Runway: Dresses for the Bride ( * DM Syd @queen_speaking on Instagram ( if you want to learn more about Wedding Bell Unions!
We’re back with a new Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode about Mindy Kaling. She’s a creator, producer, writer, actor, author, fashion maven, and many other things. Her commentary about her life and work is refreshing and we’re excited to share why she’s this month’s pick. Links in this episode: * J Crew: Deep V-neck french one-piece swimsuit ( * Bon Appetit: There's No Better Time to... Regrow Your Scallions ( * NY Times: Mindy Kaling’s Netflix Show Tells a New Kind of Story: One Like Hers ( * The Office on Netflix ( * Never Have I Ever on Netflix ( * The Mindy Project on Hulu ( * Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu ( * Late Night on Amazon Prime ( * Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling ( * Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (
We’d like to talk about habits we’ve established during this weird time that we’d like to consciously hang on to post-quarantine. Links in this episode: * Journaling tips from @blessthemessy on Instagram (
This week, we’re coming at you with our favorite movie recommendations as we spend more time in front of our screens. Links in this episode: * Thermacell patio shield ( * Repel Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent ( * Mystic Pizza ( * My Best Friend's Wedding ( * American Pie ( * Pretty in Pink ( * 10 Things I Hate About You ( * Clueless ( * A League of Their Own ( * Techradar: How to watch the Marvel movies in order ( * The Fast and the Furious ( * To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before ( * Hidden Figures ( * Game Night ( * Baby Driver ( * Booksmart ( * Long Shot ( * Always Be My Maybe ( * Peanut Butter Falcon ( * Amy Winehouse documentary ( * 20 Feet from Stardom ( * The End of the Tour ( * The Everygirl: 35 Feel-Good Movies to Stream (
The world is weird right now so we wanted to talk about what’s bringing us joy and how we maximize it. Links in this episode * Paper Source: Full-Page Photo Wedding Invitation ( * Zazzle: Wedding Announcement Postcard ( * Houseparty app ( * SomeGoodNews ( * NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour ( * Crooked Media: Keep It ( * Monica & Jess Love Boys ( * The Bechdel Cast ( * Woodside Studio: Face masks ( * Paislee Boutique on Instagram ( * Jacey Duprie on Instagram ( * Bless The Messy on Instagram (
Since we’re all staying home, we wanted to revisit our “Hot Take on TV” series of episodes with some binge-worthy faves — our recommendations for TV shows to watch and re-watch! Links in this episode: * BOXFOX ( * Succession on HBO ( * Big Little Lies on HBO ( * Westworld on HBO ( * Euphoria on HBO ( * Watchmen on HBO ( * High Maintenance on HBO ( * Insecure on HBO ( * Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu ( * The Righteous Gemstones on HBO ( * On My Block on Netflix ( * Good Girls on ABC ( * How to Make It In America on HBO ( * Charmed on Netflix ( * Gilmore Girls on Netflix ( * Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Hulu ( * Parks and Recreation on Hulu ( * Saved By the Bell on Hulu ( * Sex and the City on HBO ( * Happy Endings on Hulu (
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