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Do you feel alone in your own head when it comes to navigating life’s big and small problems? Do you find self-care language a little too self-focused but know you still need to do the work? Join us on Reframeables and eavesdrop your way into some new perspectives — we promise you'll feel less alone as you listen. We are Nat and Bec, two very different sisters who come together each week to reframe some of life's big and small stuff. Nat's a PhD whose favourite phrase is “let’s reframe that!” Bec's an artist who tends more toward “why me?” Through candid, vulnerable yet entertaining conversations with each other, as well as guests, we find a way to meet in the middle each week and offer you, our listeners, new perspectives along the way. From a painful divorce that still needs processing, to grief that sticks around, to the simple day-to-day problems of managing a grumpy teenager, to a dynamic interview with Giller winner Ian Williams or radio personality and co-star of the Jann Arden podcast Caitlin Green sharing her vulnerable story of loss: Join our intimate conversations with authors, actors, activists, and voices from the crowd — those who inspire us to think differently about the world so we can reframe living in it. 

Reframeables Rebecca & Natalie Davey

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Do you feel alone in your own head when it comes to navigating life’s big and small problems? Do you find self-care language a little too self-focused but know you still need to do the work? Join us on Reframeables and eavesdrop your way into some new perspectives — we promise you'll feel less alone as you listen. We are Nat and Bec, two very different sisters who come together each week to reframe some of life's big and small stuff. Nat's a PhD whose favourite phrase is “let’s reframe that!” Bec's an artist who tends more toward “why me?” Through candid, vulnerable yet entertaining conversations with each other, as well as guests, we find a way to meet in the middle each week and offer you, our listeners, new perspectives along the way. From a painful divorce that still needs processing, to grief that sticks around, to the simple day-to-day problems of managing a grumpy teenager, to a dynamic interview with Giller winner Ian Williams or radio personality and co-star of the Jann Arden podcast Caitlin Green sharing her vulnerable story of loss: Join our intimate conversations with authors, actors, activists, and voices from the crowd — those who inspire us to think differently about the world so we can reframe living in it. 

    Reframing Rage with Kathryn Mockler

    Reframing Rage with Kathryn Mockler

    On this episode of Reframeables, we are reframing rage with author Kathryn Mockler. She spoke with us about the despair of writing and editing climate justice work, and how she’s moved forward from rage and exchanged hurt for the earth for human connection. She calls it ‘post-hope,’ though instead of ‘hope,’ her preferred word is ‘possibility’ — a possibility for shared concerns in community, be it in her writing or in her teaching.

    Kathryn Mockler is a writer, screenwriter, experimental filmmaker, editor, and publisher and the author of the story collection Anecdotes (Book*hug Press, 2023). She co-edited the print anthology Watch Your Head: Writers and Artists Respond to the Climate Crisis (Coach House Books, 2020) and is the publisher of the Watch Your Head website. Her films have screened at TIFF, EMFA, the Palm Springs Film Festival and most recently at the Arizona Underground Film Festival and REELPoetry/HoustonTX. She runs the literary newsletter Send My Love to Anyone.

    Links:
    Anecdotes
    For more from Kathryn, check out her website

    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.

    • 49 min
    Reframing Truth-Telling Through Fiction with Claudia Dey

    Reframing Truth-Telling Through Fiction with Claudia Dey

    This week, we are reframing fiction as truth-telling with novelist, playwright, and clothing line creator Claudia Dey. You’ll hear our conversation filled with so many truths born of fiction, creating constraints to create, and the companionship of language. We talk about Claudia’s newest novel Daughter, and Hamlet, and theatre school memories of Claudia’s play Trout Stanley. We also get into how we can’t waver from value systems in terms of what we put out in the world. For Claudia, that shows up in her books and her clothing brand. For us here, it’s tied to who we bring on the show.

    Claudia Dey is a bestselling novelist, playwright, and essayist based in Toronto. She has written the novels Stunt, Heartbreaker, and Daughter, as well as the plays Beaver, The Gwendolyn Poems, and Trout Stanley. Other writing of hers has appeared in The Paris Review, The Believer, Toro, and The Globe and Mail. Claudia is also the co-founder of the clothing line Horses Atelier.

    Links:
    Daughter
    Horses Atelier
    For more from Claudia, follow her on Instagram and take a look at her website

    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.

    • 49 min
    Reframing Burnout with Emilie Aries

    Reframing Burnout with Emilie Aries

    Is reframing burnout even possible? According to Emilie Aries, the founder of Bossed Up, it is — sort of. Emilie is a speaker and author whose company is committed to closing the gender leadership gap. In this episode, you’ll hear our conversation about the systemic nature of burnout culture, particularly for women. We unpack “role overload,” try and take a really realistic look at boundary setting, and learn the difference between active and passive rest. These and other important ideas will sustain us through the holidays and beyond!

    Emilie Aries is an award-winning speaker, podcaster, writer, and the founder of Bossed Up, a personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers. She is the current host of the podcast Bossed Up, and former co-host of Stuff Mom Never Told You. Previously, Emilie served on national political campaigns as an organizer and digital strategist.

    Links:
    Bossed Up
    How to Recalibrate Your Career, a recent episode of Emilie's Bossed Up podcast that continues where our conversation leaves off
    For more from Emilie, check out her website 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, or tipping us on Ko-fi. Subscribe to the Reframeables Newsletter. Follow us on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube too.

    • 46 min
    Reframing Courtney Love: Fighting Gender Bias in Pop Culture with Lisa Whittington-Hill

    Reframing Courtney Love: Fighting Gender Bias in Pop Culture with Lisa Whittington-Hill

    This week on Reframeables, we spoke with author Lisa Whittington-Hill about her new book Girls, Interrupted: How Pop Culture is Failing Women. With Lisa, we jumped right in with a discussion about female rage, considered the failings of media for middle age women and teenage girls, and shared some nostalgic memories of Courtney Love — who Lisa has defended loudly enough to get her thrown out of parties. We are unhappy with the misogyny that is baked into pop culture and social media, but we are happy to have conversations with someone like Lisa who is doing work to interrupt it.

    Lisa Whittington-Hill is a writer based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has appeared in Longreads, The Walrus, Hazlitt, Catapult, and more. She is also the publisher of This Magazine, a progressive magazine of politics, ideas, and culture, and teaches in the publishing program at Centennial College.

    Links:
    Girls, Interrupted: How Pop Culture is Failing Women
    For more from Lisa, 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, or tipping us on Ko-fi. Subscribe to the Reframeables Newsletter. Follow us on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube too.

    • 45 min
    Reframing Trauma Through Pop Culture with Jen Sookfong Lee

    Reframing Trauma Through Pop Culture with Jen Sookfong Lee

    Pop culture is supposed to be light — downright breezy. Or, as we discovered in our conversation with celebrated Canadian author Jen Sookfong Lee, it can be something more: a bridge to navigating the complexities of intergenerational trauma, reckoning with one’s place in the world, and, perhaps most poignantly, facing the self. We hope you are able to take Jen’s pop culture wisdom and use it to help you reframe some of your own self-work — we did!

    Jen Sookfong Lee describes herself as one who “writes, edits, and sometimes sings badly on a podcast.” She is a familiar voice as a columnist for CBC Radio One on shows like The Next Chapter and is a prolific writer of fiction, children’s literature, poetry, and memoir. For this episode of Reframeables we talked to Jen about her memoir Superfan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart. Jen was born and raised in East Vancouver.

    Links:
    Superfan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart
    For more from Jen Sookfong Lee, check out her website and give her a follow 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, or tipping us on Ko-fi. Subscribe to the Reframeables Newsletter. Follow us on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube too.

    • 54 min
    Reframing the Inside Joke with R. Eric Thomas

    Reframing the Inside Joke with R. Eric Thomas

    This week we are reframing pop culture as self-care (or reframing the inside joke) with author R. Eric Thomas. In a wonderfully meandering conversation we talked about faith, office cake, gardening, hiking up (and then running down) mountains, looking to Oprah as a way to prepare for big feelings, and using Chekhov for life metaphors. Finally, we landed on using pop culture references as bridges to help us connect with others. We really hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

    R. Eric Thomas is a television writer, playwright, and author of Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America. His latest book is Congratulations, The Best Is Over! For four years, Eric was a Senior Staff Writer at Elle.com, where he wrote a column called Eric Reads the News. This past week he gave Reframeables a shout out in his weekly humor newsletter. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is a long-running host of The Moth StorySlams.

    Links:
    Eric's newsletter
    Congratulations, The Best Is Over!
    Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America
    For more from Eric, check out 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, or tipping us on Ko-fi. Subscribe to the Reframeables Newsletter. Follow us on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube too.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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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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