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Join Kellie Artis and Claire Wood of Milspo Gurus for candid, truth-telling conversations between friends. Each week, they tackle topics ranging from the mundane to the existential with a heavy focus on the importance of self awareness, balanced with not taking themselves too seriously. Walk away feeling a little less alone in the world, and share a laugh at their clumsy transparency through all the mid-life struggles. You’re invited to eavesdrop as they give each other the advice you didn’t ask for but wish you did, as well as the occasional Actual Advice from experts they know IRL.

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    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Join Kellie Artis and Claire Wood of Milspo Gurus for candid, truth-telling conversations between friends. Each week, they tackle topics ranging from the mundane to the existential with a heavy focus on the importance of self awareness, balanced with not taking themselves too seriously. Walk away feeling a little less alone in the world, and share a laugh at their clumsy transparency through all the mid-life struggles. You’re invited to eavesdrop as they give each other the advice you didn’t ask for but wish you did, as well as the occasional Actual Advice from experts they know IRL.

    Let's Tie a Bow on 2020

    Let's Tie a Bow on 2020

    We're finally going to wrap season ONE and take a short sabbatical. Here's a quick check in and thoughts on that, and some suggestions on how to not miss us too hard while we're away from the mic. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/milspogurus)

    • 6 min
    Gearing up for the Holidays

    Gearing up for the Holidays

    Join us as we gear up for the approaching holidays. They look quite a bit different than last year, but we're going do our best to heed our own advice here. How are you planning to celebrate all of the upcoming holidays (safely)? 
    Fresh Market Thanksgiving meals - for real, y'all. The Accusation Audit - Chris Voss EJ's video on talking about issues instead of the candidates if the election comes upLiturgies for ParentsEvery Moment HolyThe Sarcastic LutheranSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/milspogurus)

    • 30 min
    Life After the Election

    Life After the Election

    This week we're decompressing from the Election on our latest monthly State of the Union episode. First up we're tackling local news (our own personal "happies"), State (what's new with Milspo Gurus), and Federal (election, duh..). 
    Never Split the DifferenceJenny Colgan Bookshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/books/review/let-the-people-pick-the-president-jesse-wegman.htmlhttps://fairfight.com/about-stacey-abrams/https://securefamiliesinitiative.org/Parlerhttps://www.cnn.com/2020/11/08/us/arkansas-police-chief-violence-parler-invs/https://www.instagram.com/mosheh/https://news3lv.com/news/local/military-spouse-accused-in-gop-claim-of-voter-fraud-speaks-outhttps://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/after-the-voting-ends-the-steps-to-complete-an-election.aspx

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    • 51 min
    How Schitt's Creek Mirrors Military Life

    How Schitt's Creek Mirrors Military Life

    Ew, David! We have been waiting a long time for this: we are talking all about  the Rose family and Schitt's Creek. More specifically, we are putting our own spin on how the story arc of Schitt's Creek has a lot of similarities to what military life is like. We dive deep into being a fish out of water, new in town, roles different family members take on, self-discovery and awareness, personal growth, and for good measure we give a rundown on all of the characters' Enneagram types. 

    Mentions: 
    Schitt's Creek on NetflixBest Wishes, Warmest RegardsReddit thread of SC Enneagram types

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    • 47 min
    Military Spouse Unemployment

    Military Spouse Unemployment

    Are you considering jumping into a job search? Recently PCS'd and settled and ready to begin looking? About to PCS and wondering what the job market may look like at your next duty station? Or has a global pandemic caused you to consider rejoining the workforce until economic times are more steady?

    Join us this week as we unpack Deloitte's Insights findings on "Military Spouse Unemployment," where they explore solutions to a local problem of national importance.

    Mentions:
    ANG EP 007: Paychecks
    ANG EP 011: Knowing When to Lay Low, and When to Shine
    ANG EP 013: Generalists and Specialists

    Want to hear more about our Enneagram Webinar November 12 at 2:00 EST? Sign up here. 
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    • 35 min
    This or That: Fall Edition

    This or That: Fall Edition

    Levity? Yes, please! Let's debate PSL (pumpkin spice lattes) instead of two other "P-words" we're purposefully avoiding this week. 

    We want to know what your This or That votes are for our three categories: 
    Fall FeelsWarm and FuzziesHalloween TraditionsSo, listen in and then head over to our Instagram account for your own This or That story tile to share your pair of pennies. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/milspogurus)

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

NjoyDGam ,

Perfect!

This podcast is perfect for a quick walk around the neighbourhood or a jaunt to the grocery store. Thankful for Kellie and Claire who have the wisdom to make sense out of the Enneagram and this crazy military life. Well done!

IanEats ,

Is five stars even enough?

Bogged down in news? Stressed about the pandemic? Wishing for a friend to chat with while you fold the laundry but everyone is busy working from home and supervising virtual learning? Look no further! You’ll feel like you’ve known Kellie and Claire for years and will enjoy listening to their conversations as they address life’s little (and big!) problems from the perspective of a military spouse. They have episodes on self improvement, relationships, social media, and so much more. If you love the Enneagram, or are just starting to learn about it, they have a fabulous series of episodes on each type. I look forward to listening every week, and I can’t wait to see what topics they’ll cover next!

Nicki1206 ,

Great resource for military spouses!

When I first started listening, I binge-listened to like 3 episodes! I really enjoyed the homework at the end of each one. I love that this podcast is so relatable. Even when I don’t think the episode title really speaks to me, I’ll inevitably find something in it that makes me consider something I may not have previously thought about. And while united on their topics, I like that Claire and Kellie present different perspectives based on their personalities and personal lives. I’m also enjoying the guest segments. Keep up the great work ladies!

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