We hesitated having our next episode be about dating and relationships since we both have such little to report in that area these days, then realized that's exactly the part of it we'll choose to talk about. The waiting and the ways we're both choosing to view and hold that desire in our lives. We're hopeful there are parts of our journey in hoping and longing for good things that everyone can relate to, even if your hope isn't for a relationship.
The discussions around needing to untether ourselves from our phones and social media are nothing new these days, we all know we're straight up addicted to the tiny dopamine hits all those notifications give us. And yet we're (statistically) the most anxious and unhappy we've ever been as a nation. So something has to change. This convo is full of confessions (anyone else used a friend's account to check an ex's story?) and helpful disciplines we've both put into practice to start moving towards a more present, full, and joy-filled life.
Organic tampons, menstrual cups, natural ways to fight cramps, removing shame around periods, and our general thoughts towards that time of the month. Not much is off the table in this conversation and though it should be pretty obvious by this point, males, you've been forewarned.
Whether it's a stranger at a bar, someone you just went on a first date with, or your serious significant other, everyone has the right to put boundaries in place around their bodies and what they're willing and wanting to do in any given moment. In light of the conversations happening around #MeToo, #TimesUp, and basic consent in relationships, we talk about listening to our bodies and speaking our truths to those we come in contact with and how we've successfully, and sometimes unsuccessfully navigated this in the past. Our hope is to empower and equip every woman (and man) to stand up for what their body needs and wants, and start normalizing these types of conversations.
We're entering into one of the most magical seasons of the year - yet why does it always seem to be accompanied with so much stress and other overwhelming emotions? Juggling family pressures, scary credit card statements and insane holiday social calendars are all things we chat about and how we can find ways to not only survive the holiday season, but actually find ways to thrive and find pockets of rest and calm for ourselves.
It can feel like everyone has an opinion on how you should go about meeting a romantic partner, on top of the questions and expectations we put on ourselves too. We talk through the current stage we're both at in our dating lives and wrestle through the question of whether to be proactive in trying to meet someone or surrendering and allowing things to happen in their own time. Apologies for the technical difficulties at the end, not sure what happened to our voices
There tends to be a lot of focus on navigating romantic or even family relationships - specifically as it relates to dealing with conflict - and not as much conversation around relational skills in platonic friendships. Which we find odd given the importance and prevalence of female friendships in our lives. So we think it's important to start talking about it more! We get into how we deal with conflict with one another (with some specific examples thrown in just for fun) and share a few practical tips that have been helpful for both of us when it comes to addressing the hard and sometimes messy conversations with one another. Because good and beautiful things are always worth fighting for.
If you could go back and re-do a previous decade, would you? Or at least what advice would you offer your younger self? We talk about the things we wish we would have done differently in our 20s, the best (and hardest) parts of our 30s, and why purge parties with your girlfriends are a really good idea.
We've both experienced the real struggle of the "cooking for one" dilemma, but realized we each have very different routines and approaches to the way we make food for ourselves throughout the week. Sharing the challenges we've faced in cooking for ourselves and also some go-to recipes and meal plan ideas that work for us in this stage of life.
Life is just hard and heavy sometimes isn't it? Realizing we don't have to shoulder it all by ourselves has been one of the greatest gifts of our friendship. We get to affirm one another for the ways we've carried each other through life's low points and hopefully encourage you if you're going through a tough season as well. Also there are updates on the natural deodorant journey as well.