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Let's talk self-care. Sarah James, a lifestyle blogger and self-help aficionado, is joined by bestie Kristen Howerton, a writer and psychotherapist, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversations explore questions like: Why don’t I eat the way I should? How do I get enough sleep? What aspects of my personality make self-care tricky? And what’s the best way to deal with pubic hair? From the silly to the serious, Kristen and Sarah are taking a vulnerable and often humorous look at body, mind and spirit . . . and maybe a touch of the random, all while looking at the distractions and defenses that keep us from caring for ourselves like we should.

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Let's talk self-care. Sarah James, a lifestyle blogger and self-help aficionado, is joined by bestie Kristen Howerton, a writer and psychotherapist, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversations explore questions like: Why don’t I eat the way I should? How do I get enough sleep? What aspects of my personality make self-care tricky? And what’s the best way to deal with pubic hair? From the silly to the serious, Kristen and Sarah are taking a vulnerable and often humorous look at body, mind and spirit . . . and maybe a touch of the random, all while looking at the distractions and defenses that keep us from caring for ourselves like we should.

    The Difficult Task of Being Present | Selfie Podcast Episode 112

    The Difficult Task of Being Present | Selfie Podcast Episode 112

    Kristen is chatting with our new cohost Roo Powell about the difficulty of being present, and interviews Philip Shephard about the concept of embodiment and radical wholeness. We also introduce BJ Hickman, our new resident therapist who will be taking your questions (ask them here!)







    In this episode we talked about:



    Radical Wholeness: The Embodied Present and the Ordinary Grace of Being 

    New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the Twenty-First Century

    TEPP

    The Strava App

    GoFiltr Alkaline Water

    Scrumptious Wicks 

    The Davinci Wedge

    Klova Patches



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    • 58 min
    Creating Space to Feel Your Feelings + Sarah’s Last Episode | Selfie Podcast Episode 111

    Creating Space to Feel Your Feelings + Sarah’s Last Episode | Selfie Podcast Episode 111

    Sarah explains her decision to step back as host, and Kristen introduces the new show format and a new co-host. We chat with Sherianna Boyle about the importance of creating space to feel our feelings.







    In this episode we talked about:



    Emotional Detox: 7 Steps to Release Toxicity and Energize Joy

    Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy

    The Chalet Wrap from Mer-Sea

    Mantra Mask Hemp CBD Coconut Eye Gels

    Sarah’s Top Clean Beauty Picks of 2019

    Aleavia Body Cleanse 



    Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash

    • 53 min
    Sex Without Shame | Selfie Episode 110

    Sex Without Shame | Selfie Episode 110

    We’re talking about how shame affects our sex lives with Matthis Roberts, author of the new book Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms.. 







    In this episode we also talked about:





    Nalgene Water Bottles

    Kristen’s Giant Water Jug

    The Berkey Water Filter

    Skylar Clean Perfume

    365 Makeup Remover

    Drunk Elephant Cleansing Bar

    Adoratherapy Mood Boost

    MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser

    The Ordinary Vitamin C Serum

    Lavender Epsom Salts



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    • 55 min
    Wondery Presents Bad Batch (A Podcast Preview) | Selfie Podcast Bonus Episode 1

    Wondery Presents Bad Batch (A Podcast Preview) | Selfie Podcast Bonus Episode 1

    Every day in the US, hundreds of thousands of people have to make decisions about their health. Treating diseases. Managing pain. It can be scary, and it can be life-changing. But what happens if you’re offered a supposed miracle cure, and you end up worse off than before?



    In a new podcast from Wondery, patients in search of a miracle cure end up in critical condition. The race is on to find out what went wrong before more people get hurt. The trail leads back to a medical company with slick marketing and a charismatic CEO. And to a multibillion-dollar stem cell industry where greed and desperation collide. Laura Beil, the award-winning host and reporter of “Dr Death,” returns for this six-part investigative series from the makers of “Dirty John” and “The Shrink Next Door.” Bad Batch will explore the multi-million dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where corporate greed and patient desperation collide. It’s an industry that claims to treat pain, autoimmune diseases, infections and even autism. It’s a cautionary tale, and an important listen, and we've got a preview of it for you.  Listen now at wondery.fm/BadBatchSelfie.

    • 5 min
    Our Annual Self-Care Gift Guide | Selfie Episode 109

    Our Annual Self-Care Gift Guide | Selfie Episode 109

    It’s our annual holiday gift guide! We’ve got all kinds of self-care gift ideas for the people you love. In this episode we talked about:



    Everlane Cashmere Crewneck Sweater 

    Herbivore Botanicals Self Love Kit 

    I Want To Sleep Well Gift Set

    Corala Premium Weighted Blanket Set

    Extract Labs Extra Strength Raspberry CBD Tincture 

    Library Fragrance Discovery Set 

    Beautycounter Hand Cream Trio 

    Botanical  Republic Double Cleansing Kit

    Birch Light Moisturizer

    orangeheat Kids Apparel

    Decocrated Curated Home Decor Subscription

    One Dish - Four Seasons: Food, Wine, and Sound - All Year Round cookbook

    VIVA ALEXANDER Tea Set

    Away Everywhere Bag

    Evolvh Healthy Hair Trio 

    How Not To Always Be Working: A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care 

    Q&A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal 

    Dinner: Changing The Game 

    Nespresso by De'Longhi VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine 

    Cuyana Leather Travel Case Set 

    Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe Tote 

    Everlane Renew Transit Weekender Bag







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    • 39 min
    Listener-Submitted Self-Care Recommendations: YOUR Two Thumbs Up! | Selfie Podcast Episode 107

    Listener-Submitted Self-Care Recommendations: YOUR Two Thumbs Up! | Selfie Podcast Episode 107

    It’s YOUR thumbs up! We are sharing some of our listener’s best recommendations for products, books, movies, and practices that are life-giving right now. 



    In this episode we (you) talked about:



    Ole Henrikson Truth Serum

    Elf Eyebrow Pencil

    Christmas tree lights

    The Highwomen

    The Creaky Floors Christmas album (Kristen’s band!)

    Smitten Kitchen Pancakes

    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    Educated  by Tara Westover

    DIM Supplement 200mg - DIM Diindolylmethane Plus BioPerine

    Schitts Creek

    The Outlander Series

    Bai Narino Peach Super Tea

    Virgil's Zero Sugar Cola

    Happy Light 

     True Lemon, Lime, Orange & Grapefruit 32ct Boxes Sampler Pack 

    Learning about the enneagram!

    Drunk Elephants Vitamin C Serum

    Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner 

    Aquafix — Chemist Confessions

    Bee House Iced Tea and Coffee

    The British show “Outnumbered” on Hulu 

    Making time for theater and comedy shows or concerts with friends and family







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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

LexieLoo1102 ,

Relatable, friendly, and funny

Love this podcast! All the women are witty, funny and seem to be very down to Earth. The addition of Claire has been great in my opinion, I find her hilarious.

boclit ,

Love this but

I love this podcast but will miss Sarah! I like Kristen but the constant interruptions drive me nuts. The hmms and talking over people just isn’t good podcast etiquette.

1572PortRoyal ,

Know it alls

Narcissistic chats. These ladies think that they know it all and that you know nothing. If you have a brain and a mind of your own, you probably won’t like this podcast. Oh and if you don’t like listening to people talk about their gas (like stomach gas) then you probably should eliminate episode 98. No joke the episode was about gas. That was when I stopped listening.

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