58. Stopping The World

Welcome back, Listeners! After a few weeks off, this week Karen and Katie discuss the concept of ‘stopping the world’ for major events in our lives. While most of the time those events tend to be negative, the pair makes the case for taking a stopping-the-world level of downtime whenever we need it. Karen makes the astute declaration that it is often a choice to keep going when we know we need to stop (HELLO MIC DROP). The pair also talks a bit about the Facebook shutdown and how that was a stop-the-world moment. 

We hope you enjoy – thank you for listening!

56. Pop Culture Palate Cleanser (with Brianna Wellen)

Oh, Listeners, you are in for such a FUN episode! Today, Karen & Katie welcome back the fabulous Brianna Wellen (also known as one of the most fun people on the planet) for an in-depth convo about what to watch and listen to right now. The trio end up talking about all-things pop culture past and present (heeelllooo ‘Battle of the Network Stars’). They also discuss how to pair alcoholic beverages with shows and what to watch when you want to be sad, happy, and angry. 

So many resources for this one – hope you enjoy!

**Connect with Brianna on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BriannaWellen

**And on IG: https://www.instagram.com/misoandtofu/?hl=en

– Tuca & Bertie: https://www.netflix.com/title/80198137

– Impeachment: American Crime Story: https://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/american-crime-story

– Bachelor In Paradise: https://abc.com/shows/bachelor-in-paradise

– What We Do In The Shadows: https://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/what-we-do-in-the-shadows

– Battle Of The Network Stars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Network_Stars

– Bo Burnham INSIDE: https://www.netflix.com/title/81289483

– Crazy Ex Girlfriend: https://www.netflix.com/title/80066227

– (PODCAST) Urgent Care with Joel Kim Booster and Mitra Jouhari: https://www.earwolf.com/show/urgent-care-with-joel-kim-booster-and-mitra-jouhari/

– Schitt’s Creek: https://www.netflix.com/title/80036165

– Little Shop of Horrors: https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GX-zqnAVh8cNvuwEAAAAQ

– Bob’s Burgers: https://www.fox.com/bobs-burgers/

– Sharp Objects: https://www.hbo.com/sharp-objects

– Happiest Season: https://www.hulu.com/movie/happiest-season-8bd1884d-b39d-4dc7-9c44-29f07de2f1ef

– He’s All That: https://www.netflix.com/title/81446038

55. Not Dreaming of Labor (Day)

59. Quelling Negative Self-Talk with G.L.A.D Of Course I'm Not OK: The Podcast

Hello, Listeners! Karen & Katie have a great episode for you this week, one about the acronym G.L.A.D. Developed by mindfulness expert Donald Altman, the acronym is designed to help reduce ruminating thoughts that can lead to negative self-talk.  G = Gratitude  L = Learning  A = Achievement D = Delight The pair talk about how to use this tool and how it can help each one of us live happier lives. They also talk about Karen's fabulous new glasses, and Katie's fun time visiting San Francisco.  Resources from today:  – Check out this article all about G.L.A.D. – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/practical-mindfulness/201908/get-glad-and-scrub-away-rumination-and-anxiety
  1. 59. Quelling Negative Self-Talk with G.L.A.D
  2. 58. Stopping The World
  3. 57. Time Abundance & Time Scarcity
  4. 56. Pop Culture Palate Cleanser (with Brianna Wellen)
  5. 55. Not Dreaming of Labor (Day)

54. MINI POD: Delta Real Talk

59. Quelling Negative Self-Talk with G.L.A.D Of Course I'm Not OK: The Podcast

Hello, Listeners! Karen & Katie have a great episode for you this week, one about the acronym G.L.A.D. Developed by mindfulness expert Donald Altman, the acronym is designed to help reduce ruminating thoughts that can lead to negative self-talk.  G = Gratitude  L = Learning  A = Achievement D = Delight The pair talk about how to use this tool and how it can help each one of us live happier lives. They also talk about Karen's fabulous new glasses, and Katie's fun time visiting San Francisco.  Resources from today:  – Check out this article all about G.L.A.D. – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/practical-mindfulness/201908/get-glad-and-scrub-away-rumination-and-anxiety
  1. 59. Quelling Negative Self-Talk with G.L.A.D
  2. 58. Stopping The World
  3. 57. Time Abundance & Time Scarcity
  4. 56. Pop Culture Palate Cleanser (with Brianna Wellen)
  5. 55. Not Dreaming of Labor (Day)

53. The Case Against Multitasking

59. Quelling Negative Self-Talk with G.L.A.D Of Course I'm Not OK: The Podcast

Hello, Listeners! Karen & Katie have a great episode for you this week, one about the acronym G.L.A.D. Developed by mindfulness expert Donald Altman, the acronym is designed to help reduce ruminating thoughts that can lead to negative self-talk.  G = Gratitude  L = Learning  A = Achievement D = Delight The pair talk about how to use this tool and how it can help each one of us live happier lives. They also talk about Karen's fabulous new glasses, and Katie's fun time visiting San Francisco.  Resources from today:  – Check out this article all about G.L.A.D. – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/practical-mindfulness/201908/get-glad-and-scrub-away-rumination-and-anxiety
  1. 59. Quelling Negative Self-Talk with G.L.A.D
  2. 58. Stopping The World
  3. 57. Time Abundance & Time Scarcity
  4. 56. Pop Culture Palate Cleanser (with Brianna Wellen)
  5. 55. Not Dreaming of Labor (Day)

52. Cultivating Spaciousness, Teaching Dharma, & Pursing Creative Endeavors (with Prajna Sparks’ co-hosts Dr. Tania Israel & Karma Yeshe Chödrön)

  1. 59. Quelling Negative Self-Talk with G.L.A.D
  2. 58. Stopping The World
  3. 57. Time Abundance & Time Scarcity

Listeners – great news! The great Dr. Tania Israel is BAAACCCCKKKK and chatting with Karen and Katie for this week’s pod. What’s more: she’s brought along her dear friend Karma Yeshe Chödrön to talk all about their podcast Prajna Sparks. The pair started their podcast around the same time as Karen and Katie did, so in today’s podcast they discuss the creative process, the mental health benefits of being creative, and how wonderful it is to pursue projects with friends. Yet there is SO MUCH MORE to this conversation. Yeshe explains her path from litigator to Buddhist translator and teacher, and how she and Tania are putting something gorgeous into the world in every episode of Prajna Sparks with Dharma talks, original songs (lyrics written by Tania), and guided meditations. 

The group also discusses meditation, how to talk about the issue of vaccinations without getting triggered(!!), and more. We really hope you enjoy this one. 

Resources for today’s episode: 

– Check out the Prajna Sparks podcast on any podcast platform: https://www.prajnafire.com/sparks

– Make sure to listen to Episode 11 of Prajna Sparks for Meditation Myths: https://www.prajnafire.com/sparks/episode/64b4bcc3/11-or-meditation-myths

– Check out the new Chicago Reader website – huge congrats to Karen and her team! https://chicagoreader.com/

51. Getting To The ROOT Of Our Feelings (+ A Chat About ANGER)

Summary

Oooh, Listeners, you are in for a TREAT today! In this week’s episode, Karen and Katie chat about how it can be challenging to excavate the WHY behind our feelings in any given moment. And then the pair go into an in-depth discussion on anger (it is JUICY!). The convo is also peppered with fun stories about Karen as a wine competition judge and Katie’s recent success at manifesting a housing swap. You won’t want to miss this one. 

Enjoy and thanks for listening – we appreciate all of you!

50. Our LIVE One-Year Anniversary Show!

Summary

Woot Woot! Today’s episode is the recording of our LIVE one-year anniversary show, which took place on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. 

Huge thanks to everyone who joined and to everyone listening now! Karen & Katie started off the show with a general catch up and love letter to the great Simone Biles, then went into a Q&A portion of the event with the live audience, and the show ended with a lively trivia game. 

Enjoy!

49. The Case For Taking A Vacation Right Now

Summary

Hello, Listeners! Karen & Katie are so excited today because TOMORROW (Tuesday, July 27th) is their LIVE (on Zoom) One-Year Anniversary Show! Wanna join them? Please do – just click on the link the Instagram bio for this pod (@not_ok_pod) and purchase one ticket for your household for $25. They can’t wait to see you tomorrow. 

On today’s show, the pair chat about their feelings about the new COVID variant news and make a strong case for taking vacation right now (even if it is just to take a prolonged lunch break and look out at some nature). The mental health benefits cannot be underestimated and both Karen and Katie discuss how recently taking time off has helped them in a myriad of ways. 

Looking for some cool hiking trails in your area, or on vacay? Check out the AllTrails app – it’s free to download: https://www.alltrails.com/

Have a fabulous week, and thank you for listening! xoxo

48. Coffee Talk & Intuition

Summary

On today’s episode, Karen and Katie get into a deep conversation about how quitting caffeine has helped them in many aspects of their lives. They then dovetail that topic into the topic of intuition – something that is louder for both of them since quitting coffee – and discuss the importance of listening to one’s deep wise voice inside. 

Resources from today’s episode: 

– Check out the Shattered Glass podcast episode with Oprah – it is EXCELLENT: https://armchairexpertpod.com/pods/oprah-winfrey