100 episodes

Curious and Curiouser is hosted by Clinical Social Worker and parenting expert, Tracey Biebel, and acupuncturist and fitness enthusiast, Cayly Christensen. This podcast is a place to ask questions, contemplate the answers, and (hopefully) cultivate some contentment while living in the uncertainty of it all. We’ll talk about body image, relationships, sex, business, motherhood, anxiety, fitness, nutrition, and anything else about which we find ourselves feeling particularly curious. Come ask questions with us. It’ll be fun. We promise.

Curious and Curiouser Podcast Tracey Biebel, Cayly Christensen

    • Sexuality
    • 5.0, 68 Ratings

Curious and Curiouser is hosted by Clinical Social Worker and parenting expert, Tracey Biebel, and acupuncturist and fitness enthusiast, Cayly Christensen. This podcast is a place to ask questions, contemplate the answers, and (hopefully) cultivate some contentment while living in the uncertainty of it all. We’ll talk about body image, relationships, sex, business, motherhood, anxiety, fitness, nutrition, and anything else about which we find ourselves feeling particularly curious. Come ask questions with us. It’ll be fun. We promise.

    Episode 102: Curious & Quarantined

    Episode 102: Curious & Quarantined

    In this episode, Tracey & Cayly are talking about how they've been personally affected by the COVID-19 situation & what they're doing to move through these circumstances. Cayly talks about making the difficult the decision to close her clinic & Tracey talks about moving to a virtual model for all client sessions.
    To work with Tracey in an online capacity, please visit her website www.traceybiebel.com. Cayly is also offering virtual sessions, both for herbal consultations and for breathwork. Please contact her either through her website www.organicacupuncturepdx.com or by email at caylychristensenlac@gmail.com to inquire about details or to schedule.

    • 43 min
    Episode 101: Simplicity, Ease, & the Life-Changing Magic of Doing Less

    Episode 101: Simplicity, Ease, & the Life-Changing Magic of Doing Less

    In today's episode, Tracey and Cayly are catching y'all up on what they've been doing over the past 9ish months and talking all about how doing less, simplifying their lives, and prioritizing ease has been a game changer for them both.

    • 34 min
    Episode 100: Scarcity, Relationships, Transitions, & Saying Goodbye to the Podcast

    Episode 100: Scarcity, Relationships, Transitions, & Saying Goodbye to the Podcast

    Well, we’re here! Our 100th and final episode. Tracey and I thought it was only fitting to spend some time talking about goodbyes and transitions as we say farewell to this project after two years of making it. In this conversation, we talk about relationships, identity, scarcity, and a concept Brene Brown calls “foreboding joy.” We hope you enjoy this discussion.
    Topics discussed include:
    Our feelings about saying goodbye to the podcast Staying in relationships too long because you’re afraid to say goodbye Preventative medicine for relationship health Issues in relationships never come out of nowhere Transitions in relationships and saying goodbye to previous incarnations of the same relationship Missing the younger versions of your kids as they age and not wanting your kids to grow up Our reluctance to let go of peak experiences (i.e. foreboding joy) Scarcity mindset about joy We can’t live in a state of elation all the time How old we are vs. how old we FEEL Saying goodbye to old identities Inside/outside congruency We are capable of feeling multiple feelings at the same time The power of changing one thing And more! Thank you so much for joining us over the past two years. Tracey and I have absolutely loved making this podcast and we are going to miss connecting with all of you every week. To keep updated on what we’ve got going on next, including in person workshops here in Portland, please follow me on Instagram (@caylyc.acu) and sign up to receive my newsletter by going here. We hope to meet some of you face to face in the coming months.
    Remember that the podcast will live on in iTunes indefinitely, so please continue to refer your friends and loved ones to episodes of the show you think they might enjoy. If you’d like to work with either Tracey or myself individually, please visit Tracey at Practical Parenting PDX or me at Organic Acupuncture PDX.
    Thanks again for all the support. We couldn’t have made it this far without all our loyal listeners supporting us.
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    Resources:
    Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
    Stasia Savasuk and Style School

    • 48 min
    Episode 99: Attachment Styles, Social Decluttering, Building Intentional Community, & the Power of Leaving the Door Open in Relationships

    Episode 99: Attachment Styles, Social Decluttering, Building Intentional Community, & the Power of Leaving the Door Open in Relationships

    Well, friends, we’ve only got two episodes of the podcast left, including this one. Whaaaat? I know. It’s coming fast. For this week’s conversation, Tracey and decided it would be fun to revisit some popular topics from past episodes to offer new insights and advice where possible. We’re talking relationships, building intentional community, navigating through conflict in intimate partnerships, and social decluttering. We hope you enjoy this discussion!
    Specific topics include:
    Being intentional about who you surround yourself with Emotions are contagious & the importance of being boundaried Social decluttering and what happens when you can’t declutter someone completely Social decluttering and resentment Cayly’s experience of being socially decluttered recently Allowing relationships to evolve Anxious, avoidant, and secure attachment Misalignment in friendships Unrealistic expectations in relationships and being honest with yourself and each other Emotional pain and physical pain register in the brain in the same way Can we change our attachment styles and become more secure? Tracey’s and my experiences of shifting toward security in our relationships Three possible outcomes for relationships Comfort and safety are not the same thing The power of awareness to change our patterns We will always get triggered How meditation helps us see ourselves more clearly Allowing things to be true instead of resisting them Letting your identity be fluid and ever-evolving Giving your partner room to change and evolve Female friendship in your 30s and 40s can be hard Cultivating community in adulthood On feeling like an outsider Leaving the door open in friendship The power of group healing and workshops And more! As always, reviews and 5-star ratings are greatly appreciated. Please head over to iTunes to leave one today if you haven’t yet. It only takes a few minutes and does a lot to help us reach a wider audience with the show! Even though we’re approaching our last episode, these conversations will live on, so sharing the podcast is still highly encouraged! Thank you!
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    Resources:
    Episode 4 on Social Decluttering
    Episode 3 on Motherhood
    Episode 10 on Relationships & Attachment Styles
    Episode 23 on Dating and Social Decluttering
    Episode 38 on Socially Decluttering Family
    Episode 70 on Closure
    Episode 90 in Marie Kondo
    Episode 98 on Emotional Fragility
     
    Piquing Our Curiosity:
    Yellow Scope, a toy company making “fun science kits that take girls seriously.” Find them online here and on Instagram here.
     
    Another reminder that the podcast only has one more episode left! So if you have any topics or questions you’d like us to address before we sign off for good, DM me on Instagram @caylyc.acu or email us at our joint email account:  curiousandcuriouserpodcast@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!
    Finally, one more request for you to please head over to iTunes and leave us a 5-star rating and/or review if you’re enjoying the podcast. We may be discontinuing new episodes, but we still want the podcast to live on! Please note that you have to search for Curious & Curiouser in iTunes in order to leave a review — even if you’re already subscribed. Thanks so much for the support and for taking this annoying extra step to rate us. We really appreciate it!

    • 53 min
    Episode 98: Emotional Fragility, Curing Anxiety, Cultivating Confidence, & Raising Resilient Kids

    Episode 98: Emotional Fragility, Curing Anxiety, Cultivating Confidence, & Raising Resilient Kids

    This week, Tracey and I are talking all about emotional fragility, normalizing uncomfortable feelings, tools for navigating difficult emotions, and asking the question:  Can you cure anxiety?
    Specific topics discussed include:
    Why do we treat humans like we’re emotionally fragile? Even babies are not emotionally fragile Why we’re like cockroaches Why anxious is just a feeling state and how it’s beneficial Anxiety is not an illness Relationship between emotional fragility and anxiety Why just wanting the feelings to go away is not actually helpful Helping kids navigate anxiety, around bedtime, etc. Internal vs. external resources Giving kids tools AND validating their feelings All feelings are okay, not all behaviors are helpful How Cayly’s parents responded when she started self-harming Tracey’s experience of being anxious during childhood Limits and empathy are both necessary Sleep training for infants and children The importance of sleep for emotional regulation and confidence building Wants vs. needs Assuming positive intent and not taking things personally Emotional fragility and ego Safe spaces and trigger warnings Are we, as a society, cultivating emotional fragility? Bullying and social power in childhood Benefits of intentionally seeking discomfort Safety vs. comfort Being a highly sensitive person and the importance of boundaries/emotional armor Why we shouldn’t label our children And more! As always, reviews and 5-star ratings are greatly appreciated. Please head over to iTunes to leave one today if you haven’t yet. It only takes a few minutes and does a lot to help us reach a wider audience with the show! Even though we’re approaching our last episode, these conversations will live on, so sharing the podcast is still highly encouraged! Thank you!
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    Resources:
    New childhood anxiety treatment focuses on the parents on Yale News Daily
    Our Planet on Netlfix
    At 71, She’s Never Felt Pain or Anxiety. Now Scientists Know Why
    Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
    Running on Empty by Jonice Webb
    Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth, MD
    Why We Sleep:  Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
    Episode 87 about anxiety
     
    Piquing Our Curiosity:
    Amaree + Reese Jewelry.
     
    Remember, the podcast only has two more episodes left! So if you have any topics or questions you’d like us to address before we sign off for good, DM me on Instagram @caylyc.acu or email us at our joint email account:  curiousandcuriouserpodcast@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!
    Finally, one more request for you to please head over to iTunes and leave us a 5-star rating and/or review if you’re enjoying the podcast. We may be discontinuing new episodes, but we still want the podcast to live on! Please note that you have to search for Curious & Curiouser in iTunes in order to leave a review — even if you’re already subscribed. Thanks so much for the support and for taking this annoying extra step to rate us. We really appreciate it!

    • 51 min
    Episode 97: Podcasting, Privacy, Success, & Why You Should Start Before You’re Ready

    Episode 97: Podcasting, Privacy, Success, & Why You Should Start Before You’re Ready

    As the podcast winds to a close, Tracey and I wanted to take some time to discuss our reasons for starting the podcast, what it’s brought into our lives (hint:  not fame or fortune), and why we’re choosing to discontinue making it. We also talk about why you should just do the thing already, why personal projects are still worthwhile even if nobody knows about them, and why we should all ask ourselves more often:  Why am I doing this?
    Specific topics include:
    Why we started the podcast How do we define success? How do we determine if something is worthwhile to pursue, especially creatively? The barrier to entry is not as big as we think it is Epiphanies we’ve had on the podcast How doing the podcast has positively impacted our businesses Why listening to my own voice has been healing for me Self-judgment and the inner critic How we hold ourselves back from doing what we want to do You’re not for everybody How putting a lot of personal information out there has benefited our businesses Building confidence by trying things out On seeing yourself as a leader It’s still valuable if it’s not a giant commercial success It’s not always about money or prestige or exposure Personal projects kept private are still worthwhile Protecting privacy Social media and small business Why Tracey has taken a step back from social media Tracey and my new writing projects and how we are both getting in our own ways Would we recommend starting a podcast? Are you doing the thing to impress other people or because you actually want to do the thing? Why are we discontinuing the podcast? If you resent the thing, it might be time to move on And more! As always, reviews and 5-star ratings are greatly appreciated. Please head over to iTunes to leave one today if you haven’t yet. It only takes a few minutes and does a lot to help us reach a wider audience with the show! Don’t forget, if you’d like to support the podcast by making a donation, you can do so through Paypal here. Thank you!
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    Resources:
    Episode 16 about confidence
    My Instagram post about being unapologetic yourself
    Tracey’s fannypack post on Instagram
    pedX in Portland OR
    Episode 90 about Marie Kondo
    Episode 94 about process over outcome
    The World Before Your Feet documentary
     
    Piquing Our Curiosity:
    Curious Comedy Theater
    Kickstand Comedy Theater
     
    Remember, the podcast only has three more episodes left! So if you have any topics or questions you’d like us to address before we sign off for good, DM me on Instagram @caylyc.acu or email us at our joint email account:  curiousandcuriouserpodcast@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!
    Finally, one more request for you to please head over to iTunes and leave us a 5-star rating and/or review if you’re enjoying the podcast. We may be discontinuing new episodes, but we still want the podcast to live on! Please note that you have to search for Curious & Curiouser in iTunes in order to leave a review — even if you’re already subscribed. Thanks so much for the support and for taking this annoying extra step to rate us. We really appreciate it!

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

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Love this podcast!

Thank you, Dr. Tracey, for recommending this! You two are like my pocket-counselors. This helps me at work and at home. Thank you for sharing, for helping, and doing good I the world. Enjoy the struggle of the day!

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Amazing women tackling hard topics

Do yourself a favor and listen to any one of their podcasts, I’m nearly certain you’ll be glad you did

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Amazing wise women!

So glad a friend told me about this podcast. It’s changed my life to hear these two voices on so many of the issues I am grappling with, like all humans! They’re wise and amazing!

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