When getting together with friends, don't the most intimate and revealing conversations ultimately happen in the kitchen?
Shauna and Leah talk about real issues many of us face, with gritty honesty and dry humour.
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Episode 35 - Comfortably Numb
Here is what is making us uncomfortable this week – and it is NOT the seminal Pink Floyd song…although the lyrics DO capture a lot of what we are going to talk about here.
Building on the themes of episode 34, Leah and Shauna get real – like the realiest-real – about how and when they have ‘numbed’.
With the holidays looming there is a decided uptick in the number of family and community and work events and you cannot swing a dead cat without hitting a trigger in December.
From both a personal and professional setting, from booze to food to over-exercise and over-work, we have tried them all.
Spoiler alert: We have yet to find one that ‘works’
Episode 34 - Ho - Ho - Here Come The Holidays Expectations
Episode 34 - Ho - Ho - Here Come The Holidays Expectations by Shauna and Leah
Episiode 33 - Conflict
Here is what is making us uncomfortable this week - Conflict.
All of it. The kind that we avoid. The kind that makes us cringe. The kind that makes us roll our eyes or steam from our ears.
If conflict is a natural and healthy part of every relationship, how do you learn to fight? Are there rules? Is there such a thing as a 'fair fight'? Can everyone not just do what we like and thereby avoid all conflict forever and always? If not, why not?
These are the hard-hitting questions we explore in this episode.
Whether you avoid it or crave it or make it or complain about it, conflict is almost as unavoidable as death and taxes.
Don't the best conversations always happen in the kitchen? And when we say the 'best' conversations we mean a lot - sometimes the best is the most important or the hardest or the loudest.
We named it Kitchen Confessionals because what we crave is the kind of vulnerability and truth sharing that comes from these conversations even when - or even especially when - they make us uncomfortable.
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Episode 32 - Camping And Other Outdoor Adventures
In this episode, Shauna and Leah talk about their experiences camping under the stars. Leah shares fond memories from Canadian childhood summer camp, crossing paths with a moose! Thunder boxes, military tents and burning rubber. And even though it's not her favourite now, Leah camped out in a tent with her girl for Fiona's lockdown birthday, all in the name of memories. Speaking of memories, Shauna's camping recollections include deflated air mattresses, deflated inner tubes and buzz saw snoring, but none of them deflated her campfire love. Happy camping folks!
Episode 31 - Homecoming - Part II
In this episode, Shauna and Leah continue the conversation about the notion of 'coming home', which started with 'stuff' and the things we accumulate in Part I. This time, they talk about what home meant to them as they matured and moved around, how it has evolved and what it feels like in the moment today.
Episode 30 - One Year - Coming Home - Part 1
In this episode, Shauna and Leah celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast and sparked by Leah's milestone house move, they talk about 'Coming Home'. This is Part 1 and 2 and in it they discuss the accumulation of things, why and how it happens and some of the ways our lives get tied up in the 'stuff'. Stay tuned for Part 2
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I love each of these episodes. Each one has made me laugh, cry and feel. I take something out of each one and carry it into my life and it has made me look at myself and the world in a new way!
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I absolutely love every single moment of these podcasts! I first met Leah at TD and then was impressed but definitely not surprised to find this series.
Leah and Shawna, thank you for your words, time, laughs and honesty. I have learned so much already and can’t wait for more!