Welcome back, Listeners! In today’s show, Karen & Katie chat about how to deal when the universe seems to continue piling on not-so-ideal scenarios into our lives. The duo goes deep into talking about strategies that help them mentally and physically, and explore dark dumpster metaphors. Additionally, they chat about Katie’s experience with the COVID booster and Karen’s blissful reunion with Erin from Estonia (check out episode #5 for our fun interview with her!).
Happy Thanksgiving, Listeners! This week, Karen and Katie get into a deep discussion about everything from travel (Katie once lived in Nepal, while Karen once lived in Cambodia!) to the VERY problematic history of Thanksgiving to Katie’s reasoning for wanting to have a funeral for coffee. Sadly, Katie’s microphone didn’t work properly for this episode (something we didn’t notice until the editing phase), so this show also introduces ‘mic gate.’ We hope to fix all sound issues by next week!
The pair then gets into a discussion around rage: allowing rage, how rage and anger can be expressed without emotional or physical violence, and how healthy it can be to encourage ourselves to express and feel a wide range of emotions.
Happy Monday, Gorgeous Listeners! In this week’s episode, Karen & Katie chat about how healthy it can be to “zoom out” on our lives. This is a useful exercise to help us see what goals we have for the future and what kind life we want to live. It can also be a fabulous activity when thinking back on our past and celebrating all of the things we’ve accomplished. Karen makes the smart observation that including “maintenance” in that zoom-out is also a useful thing to do to touch base with ourselves and check in on how things might be going.
The pair also talks about the joy of being petty, Chicago’s aggressive “dibs” concept, and Katie shares her recently foray into community building in Bend.
Thanks for listening everyone! We appreciate every one of you! xoxo
In this week’s episode, Karen and Katie chat about the concept of social fuel tanks (i.e. what fills up our energy and makes us feel connected to humanity). Turns out, the things that fill each of us up are very different. Some find fuel in spending time with loved ones, while others fuel up listening to their favorite musical artists or watching a show that makes them feel connected to the wider world. The pair discuss the concept and the study that coined the term.
Karen and Katie also talk about Halloweens past and present, and their complicated feelings about daylight savings.
Hello, Listeners and welcome to the launch of SEASON 6!! In today’s episode, Karen and Katie discuss how shifting our perspectives on life events can really make us feel differently (and often in the best possible ways). The pair then gets into a wide reaching convo about everything from cats shitting to Agent Orange to leaves falling off the trees as winter descends upon us. Trust us, though, this episode is FUN and there are some surprises, so be sure to tune in.
What does it mean to cultivate community? How are we all thinking about community as we enter our second COVID winter? In this week’s episode, Karen & Katie chat about how being in community positively impacts their lives, and how there are a myriad of ways to think about the topic. The show also starts off with Katie’s story about babysitting a cat named Guillermo.
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.