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.
We're big believers that taking care of our bodies is such an important component of self-care and self-love, and while the world of natural products can feel overwhelming, we have fun swapping our fave product recommendations and dive into those specifics in this episode. Including Sara's (successful!) quest to find a natural deodorant that actually works.
As somewhat of a follow-up to our "Why Can't I Let Go?" episode, Sara talks about practical steps that have helped her move forward from heartbreak and Kalee checks in on where her heart and mind are currently at with her dating life.
Sex. Not having it. On purpose. Tune in to hear why, and how we're coping.
As a follow up to our last episode talking about finances, we both have spent time separately processing how living where we do affects the type of people we are and the choices we make on a daily basis. We come together to discuss how we feel about where we live, and whether the solution involves moving or digging in and being extra aware of the influence of our surroundings.
It's hard to un-learn narratives we've had engrained in us for a long time, whether that's things we absorbed from our families or the culture at large, specifically as it relates to gender roles and personal finance. We talk about what it looks like to approach our finances in our 30s as single women who thought they might have been married at this point. Also about our need for physical touch - though that really has nothing to do with finances. (FYI this was recorded in February).
While Mother's Day might have been a couple weeks ago, we still wanted to do an episode where we honor the relationships we have with our moms and talk about some of the similar challenges we face living life in close relationship with them, and more importantly, how we've learned to communicate and work through those challenges over the years. We love you Mom(s)! Even when you buy baby clothes for your non-existent grandkids.
After both participating in the Women's March, we found ourselves needing to explain why we marched to friends and family members, and even better clarifying to each other our hopes behind why we joined in that day. This led us to conversations around the political backgrounds we came from, what we believe now, and what it looks like for us to engage in constructive discussions around pro-life and pro-choice viewpoints.
A reoccurring theme of our conversations about relationships tends to revolve around why it's so hard to let go of people not meant for us. In this episode we talk about the pain and disappointment of something not turning out the way we wanted it to and explore how we got to that spot in the first place and how we can begin to heal and move forward.
Welcome to the first episode of the Hi Friend Podcast! We're grateful you're here, and want to thank you in advance for not totally judging the entirety of this podcast on our first few episodes.
In this episode we introduce ourselves and share how this podcast came about, and then we talk about our experiences with online dating, the people who push us to join, and the best and worst parts of engaging with it for both of us. See if we've had a change of heart at all over the years, or if we forever reject the sentence of online dating. Let's do this.