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Let’s talk self-care. Kristen Howerton, writer and psychotherapist, is joined by her longtime pal Roo Powell, self-professed workaholic and self-care luddite, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversations explore questions like: Can self-care be for everyone? How do I get enough sleep? What aspects of my personality make self-care tricky? And what’s in this face mask? From the silly to the serious, Kristen and Roo are taking a vulnerable and often humorous look at body, mind and spirit . . . all while looking at the distractions and defenses that keep us from caring for ourselves like we should. Like that 6pm deadline butting up against 6:30pm soccer practice.

Selfie Kristen Howerton

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Let’s talk self-care. Kristen Howerton, writer and psychotherapist, is joined by her longtime pal Roo Powell, self-professed workaholic and self-care luddite, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversations explore questions like: Can self-care be for everyone? How do I get enough sleep? What aspects of my personality make self-care tricky? And what’s in this face mask? From the silly to the serious, Kristen and Roo are taking a vulnerable and often humorous look at body, mind and spirit . . . all while looking at the distractions and defenses that keep us from caring for ourselves like we should. Like that 6pm deadline butting up against 6:30pm soccer practice.

    Broken in the Best Way with Jenny Lawson

    Broken in the Best Way with Jenny Lawson

    We are talking with Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess) about her book Broken (In the Best Possible Way) about mental health, using humor to cope, our brains lying to us, and our shared introversion mishaps. Jenny’s memoir is simultaneously hilarious and thought-provoking, and you can find it here.

    Give InKind is a platform specifically created for offering care. It is highly customizable and offers a number of ways for family, friends, and even strangers to help out. It offers a variety of ways to crowdfund, as well as the ability to set up care like meals and housekeeping. It allows people to sign up to bring a homemade meal, or to choose an option to send a meal through GrubHub, or simply a gift card to any number of meal delivery services. They also offer the ability to send a number of gifts that are appropriate for times of crisis and loss. Whether you are having a baby, preparing for surgery or a hospital stay, battling cancer, or simply want to support your friends as they go through a challenging time – Give InKind is a great place to coordinate any and all of life’s disruptions (the good and bad) and get people the support they need. You can check them out at GiveInKind.com.
     
    ReadySlim’s Snoozzzy Night Detox Tea is full of soothing, caffeine-free ingredients designed to destress and calm your mind, like lavender, chamomile and valerian root to promote better sleep, as well as peppermint, Lemon Verbena and nettle leaf to aid with digestion and help reduce bloating. Their morning tea, called Wakey Wakey, is a detox blend to help to remove toxin buildup and reduce inflammation. Green rooibos, ginger, lemon verbena, and nettle leaf all work to reduce bloating and help with digestion, while Organic Yerba mate gives a natural energy boost. ReadySlim’s detox teas are made with high-quality, 100% organic herbs. ReadySlim’s detox teas are NOT a laxative tea. They are made with no fillers, no additives, and no laxatives – so they’re safe to drink every day. Their ReadySlim’s 28 Day Detox Tea Kit has both the morning and evening tea. And right now, for a limited time you can save 25% on your first order of ReadySlim’s 28 Day Detox Tea Kit plus get a FREE collapsible water bottle! Go to ReadySlim.com/SELFIE and use code SELFIE. 

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
     

    • 58 min
    Do I Have ADD? Am I On the Spectrum? What To Do If You Are Suspecting You're Neurodivergent

    Do I Have ADD? Am I On the Spectrum? What To Do If You Are Suspecting You're Neurodivergent

    From Tiktok to Youtube, more and more people are talking about their ADD or neurodivergence, and the result is that many of us are wondering . . . is this me? BJ talks about what to do if you suspect it could be true. Kristen talks about shifting away from blogging as a profession, and Roo gives us her outsourcing laundry hack.
    In this episode we talked about: 

    Target Composition Journals

    Overnight Oats

    Tea Organizer

    Laundry Service

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    Give InKind is a platform specifically created for offering care. It is highly customizable and offers a number of ways for family, friends, and even strangers to help out. It offers a variety of ways to crowdfund, as well as the ability to set up care like meals and housekeeping. It allows people to sign up to bring a homemade meal, or to choose an option to send a meal through GrubHub, or simply a gift card to any number of meal delivery services. They also offer the ability to send a number of gifts that are appropriate for times of crisis and loss. Whether you are having a baby, preparing for surgery or a hospital stay, battling cancer, or simply want to support your friends as they go through a challenging time - Give InKind is a great place to coordinate any and all of life's disruptions (the good and bad) and get people the support they need. You can check them out at GiveInKind.com.

    • 39 min
    Kristen Tapers off Benzos + How to Parent Adult Kids

    Kristen Tapers off Benzos + How to Parent Adult Kids

    Kristen talks about taking sedatives for her insomnia and realizing her body was dependent on them, and Roo goes analog. BJ helps us navigate parenting kids who are adults but still living at home. 

    In this episode we also talk about:

    Manta Sleep Mask

    Pray Away on Netflix

    Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Turned 20

    Linen Blend Wide Leg Drawstring Pants

    • 35 min
    COVID in the Vaccinated House + How To Address Return-to-School Anxiety

    COVID in the Vaccinated House + How To Address Return-to-School Anxiety

    Kristen shares about one of her kids testing positive, Roo shares her own family scare, and BJ talks about how to help our kids who are having anxiety about being back at school. 
    In this episode we also talk about:

    Home COVID-19 Rapid Self Test

    Kinderlyte Hydration Packs

    Nuvana Shield Immunity Defense

    Megafood D3 Gummies


    Gold Bond Age Defense SPF 

    Super Long Cable Charger

    Photo by Roger Bradshaw on Unsplash
     

    • 35 min
    How Hard Should We Push Our Kids + Help For People with Longstanding Mental Health Issues

    How Hard Should We Push Our Kids + Help For People with Longstanding Mental Health Issues

    Today we are musing about when to back off and when to push when our kids are struggling, and BJ answers a question about what to do when longstanding mental health issues aren’t improving despite our best efforts. In this episode we also talk about:

    In this episode we also talked about:

    Your Super Moon Balance Mix Superfood Powder

    Wild Organic Original Sunburn Soap 

    ThredUp


    Supergoop Everyday Lotion SPF 50 (in the big pump)


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    ReadySlim’s Snoozzzy Night Detox Tea is full of soothing, caffeine-free ingredients  designed to destress and calm your mind, like lavender, chamomile and valerian root to promote better sleep, as well as peppermint,  Lemon Verbena and nettle leaf to aid with digestion and help reduce bloating. Their morning tea, called Wakey Wakey, is a detox blend to help to remove toxin buildup and reduce inflammation. Green rooibos, ginger, lemon verbena, and nettle leaf all work to reduce bloating and help with digestion, while Organic Yerba mate gives a natural energy boost. ReadySlim’s detox teas are made with high-quality, 100% organic herbs. ReadySlim’s detox teas are NOT a laxative tea. They are made with no fillers, no additives, and no laxatives – so they’re safe to drink every day. Their ReadySlim’s 28 Day Detox Tea Kit has both the morning and evening tea. And right now, for a limited time you can save 25% on your first order of ReadySlim’s 28 Day Detox Tea Kit plus get a FREE collapsible water bottle! Go to ReadySlim.com/SELFIE and use code SELFIE. 

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    • 42 min
    Colonoscopy Talk + Roo’s Non-Profit Combatting Online Predators + Thriving in Professions with High Burnout Rate

    Colonoscopy Talk + Roo’s Non-Profit Combatting Online Predators + Thriving in Professions with High Burnout Rate

    Kristen shares about her troubling colonoscopy news, Roo talks about her new non-profit SOSA that is fighting online child sex abuse, and BJ answers a reader question about how to avoid burnout in jobs that are inherently stressful.
    In this episode we also talk about:


    Jungalow at Target

    Allay Lamp

    Neutrogena Invisible Face Serum, SPF 60

    SOSA


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    Thrive Causemetics is a clean beauty brand with skin-loving ingredients that not only highlight your best features – they actually improve your skin over time! Their clinically-proven formulas are made without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates and never tested on animals. We love everything about Thrive Causemetics, from the quality of their makeup to the clean formulations to their Bigger Than Beauty mission to help others! We think you will love them too. Visit ThriveCausemetics.com/selfie for 15% off your first order!

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    • 49 min

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