58 episodes

Two very different sisters (one artist/entrepreneur, one teacher/philosopher) work through some of their lives' big hurdles through conversations with artists, thinkers and creators who are doing that work in the world. Aiming to better themselves and the world they love through art and philosophy, humour and lived experience, the sisters and their guests offer bite-sized reframeables for their audience to chew on long after each episode has ended.

Reframeables Rebecca & Natalie Davey

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Two very different sisters (one artist/entrepreneur, one teacher/philosopher) work through some of their lives' big hurdles through conversations with artists, thinkers and creators who are doing that work in the world. Aiming to better themselves and the world they love through art and philosophy, humour and lived experience, the sisters and their guests offer bite-sized reframeables for their audience to chew on long after each episode has ended.

    Reframing in Seven Minutes

    Reframing in Seven Minutes

     We also recorded this episode as a video, which you can watch here.

    This week we're launching a new series: Reframing in Seven Minutes. For this one we check in on our October challenges from episode 53: no complaining, and no saying sorry. Reframing is always an ongoing process, so we wanted to pull back the curtain on how it's going for us in working through to the other side of something. A great episode for those of us short on time!

    We also wanted to show some love for Pam Uzzell and her podcast Art Heals All Wounds. Each week, she interviews an artist and talks about their work because she believes that as creative thinkers, artists present us with some of the most compelling visions of ways that our world could work better for everyone. We feel connected to her in our shared love of art and its reframing power.

    We love hearing from our listeners! Leave us a voice message, write to the show email, or send us a DM on any of our socials.

    If our conversations support you in your own reframing practice, please consider a donation on our Patreon, where you can also hear bonus episodes, or tipping us on Ko-fi. Subscribe to the Reframeables Newsletter. Follow us on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube too.

    • 12 min
    Reframing the "Good Mom" with Leah McLaren

    Reframing the "Good Mom" with Leah McLaren

    This week we're connecting with journalist and writer Leah McLaren to reframe memoir. We get into her new fearless memoir Where You End and I Begin, which started as a book she was writing with her mother and in the end became a story about herself. It's a meandering conversation that started even before we pressed record — subjects touched on include Toronto art schools in the 90s, MeToo, victim narratives, and the traumas of mothering (both inflicted and experienced). TW: references to rape and assault are made throughout the episode. Please listen with care.

    Links:
    Where You End and I Begin by Leah McLaren
    For more by Leah, check out her Substack (which includes Leah's Memoir Club) and follow her on Twitter and Instagram

    We love hearing from our listeners! Leave us a voice message, write to the show email, or send us a DM on any of our socials.

    If our conversations support you in your own reframing practice, please consider a donation on our Patreon — where you can also hear bonus episodes. Subscribe to the Reframeables Newsletter. Follow us on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube too.

    • 58 min
    Reframing Moments We've Lost Ourselves (Episode 53)

    Reframing Moments We've Lost Ourselves (Episode 53)

    We also recorded this episode as a video, which you can watch here.

    Inspired by a line from the great Native American novelist Louise Erdrich, this week we're taking a look at times in our lives when we lost ourselves. We open doors on some raw moments of failure, forgiveness, and loss in our lives, and ask if we can reframe these in a loving way. Can we use them to propel self-discovery? 

    Links:
    Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
    Dusk, Night, Dawn by Anne Lamott

    We love hearing from our listeners! Leave us a voice message, write to the show email, or send us a DM on any of our socials.

    If our conversations support you in your own reframing practice, please consider a donation on our Patreon — where you can also hear bonus episodes. Subscribe to the Reframeables Newsletter. Follow us on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube too.

    • 29 min
    Reframing Community with Ian Williams (Episode 52)

    Reframing Community with Ian Williams (Episode 52)

    We're joined by Giller-winning author and professor Ian Williams to reframe community — or what we’re summing up as connections and collisions in both writing and living. He shares with us about the community he finds in his writing, while we share with him about community that we find in his characters. Through Ian’s lens we also explore the nature of disappointment as ambitious people, failure, loneliness, reaching out into the world, and giving yourself away. Buddhism and the search for an informed  Christianity also make their way into our conversation.

    Ian Williams is the author of six books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His latest book, Disorientation, considers the impact of racial encounters on ordinary people. His novel Reproduction won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was published in Canada, the US, the UK, and Italy. His poetry collection Word Problems converts the ethical and political issues of our time into math and grammar problems. It won the Raymond Souster award.

    Link:
    For more Ian Williams, take a look at his website and follow him on Twitter and Instagram

    We love hearing from our listeners! Leave us a voice message, write to the show email, or send us a DM on any of our socials.

    If our conversations support you in your own reframing practice, please consider a donation on our Patreon — where you can also hear bonus episodes. Subscribe to the Reframeables Newsletter. Follow us on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube too.

    • 34 min
    Reframing Ambition (Episode 51)

    Reframing Ambition (Episode 51)

    This week we're reframing ambition — we've got lots of it, and so there is much to unpack! We examine differences in our own ambitions, and how our outlooks have evolved over time. Can we disconnect ambition from other things that might be more unhealthy or negative, like jealousy and competition? Also, is ambition a triangle or some other shape? We ponder this too with our usual deep dive energy.

    We love hearing from our listeners! Leave us a voice message, write to the show email, or send us a DM on any of our socials.

    If our conversations support you in your own reframing practice, please consider a donation on our Patreon — where you can also hear bonus episodes. Subscribe to the Reframeables Newsletter. Follow us on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube too.

    • 33 min
    Reframing Trauma with Chef Sang Kim (Episode 50)

    Reframing Trauma with Chef Sang Kim (Episode 50)

    We joined writer and chef Sang Kim for a conversation around reframing trauma. We were thrilled to get Sang's perspective as one who has lived life from so many different vantage points — there is so much here in this interview! We touch on the search for "home," crossovers between art forms, cooking as a source of joy, what it takes to be a great improviser, and reframing trauma through daily practice.

    Sang Kim is a regular food contributor on CTV's The Social, The Marilyn Denis Show, Your Morning, and Breakfast Television. His first television show, Searching with Chef Sang, documenting the intersection of his Korean immigrant experience with the broader Canadian culture, will be airing prime time on TLN in September 2022. He currently operates North America’s most popular sushi making school, Sushi Making for the Soul. He has been featured as CNE celebrity Chef and LCBO’s Celebrity Chef Of The Month and served as Chef Ambassador for the United States Department of Agriculture. He was also the recipient in the Best Dish category at the renowned Chengdu International Culinary Competition in 2019.

    Links:
    Searching with Chef Sang
    Sushi Making for the Soul
    Follow Sang Kim on Twitter and Instagram

    We love hearing from our listeners! Leave us a voice message, write to the show email, or send us a DM on any of our socials.

    If our conversations support you in your own reframing practice, please consider a donation on our Patreon — where you can also hear bonus episodes. Subscribe to the Reframeables Newsletter. Follow us on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube too.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Bdhkssjndjd ,

Gift of giving x 2

Their mutual love for each other is like a fountain overflowing. Two sisters, different in perspective and personality, are united in deep and illuminating values—about life’s purpose, family, love. Not so much about cooking…

Their interactions with each other, with their unique guests, reframe “sibling rivalry”, transform it into sometimes beautiful, always engaging, connection, the excesses of which are gifts passed onto us, their weekly eager listeners.

mbald0914 ,

Best!

I wait not so patiently for this podcast every week! Becca and Nat are real life sisters and their willingness to open their lives, hearts and minds to us is a beautiful present. That this podcast came to life during a Global Pandemic, when we are desperate for long chats with girlfriends over big and small issues to discuss is just so timely. On every episode so far, I find myself cheering for both women and laughing so hard along with them. While these sisters are really different from each other, there is this incredible connection they share that keeps me wanting to hear more and more. It’s not just Nat that is wise, it’s not just Becca that is funny… they are both wise and funny and it is all SO GOOD. I wonder if maybe they forget the world is listening as I know it is so sincere but I’m glad to hear all they have for us and I know you will too!

Aimarya ,

Midweek boost!

I love this podcast and wait for its arrival every Wednesday! It’s the perfect midweek - everything! The sisters are different, yes, but both brilliant, hilarious observers of the world. I laugh and cry - sometimes at the same time! They guide me to “reframe” the things that feel fixed or unreframeable! tbh, it doesn’t always work — but I recognize it’s a process and feel a little less alone in it. It’s definitely worth taking this in! They’re a self-described “strong cup of coffee,” so bake yourself some muffins (recipe in the new newsletter) and pour yourself a cup!

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