Humor writer and popular online personality Anna Lind Thomas hosts the irreverent, hilarious and faith filled podcast that will inspire you to fully enjoy life, even when things look grim. First step? Stop taking crap so seriously!
Funny stories, celebrity interviews and some sneaky life coaching all in one podcast. What else do you people want?!?!
It's Not That Serious Airs every Monday and INTS: Hilarious Short Stories airs every Wednesday.
S2E12: Self-Care vs Self-Sabotage | You Are a Boss Lady Series
How we take care of ourselves inside and out matters.
I hate to say it.
When we treat our body with dignity, we feel dignified - and there’s this intoxicating energy that comes with it that even makes our family feel good too.
If doing something or wearing something helps me feel strong and confident, I WANNA DO WAY MORE A THAT.
And whatever makes me feel like hiding when the doorbell rings, I WANNA DO WAY LESS A THAT.
This isn’t about meeting cultural beauty standards. This is about taking the time and effort to do that things that make us feel strong and confident. Some women feel boss in sporty clothes. Some in a dresses. Some in shredded jeans, some in leather. Some in all natural, locally sourced cotton blends. Some with little to no makeup, some looking like they took a Tammy Faye Baker online makeup tutorial.
It’s whatever lights you up!
Taking care of ourselves shouldn’t be considered self-care as if it’s a luxury - it should be self-maintenance - things we must do to live long, healthy, confident lives.
Are you engaged in self-care or self-sabotage? Are you standing tall and proud … or hiding?
If all it takes is a little lip gloss, then girl - put it on! And I don’t care if you got no place to go!
Enjoy today's episode!
S2E11: For Those Moments You're Just a Smidge Resentful | You Are a Boss Lady Series
I love the idea of being a boss lady who handles her business, but I can’t seem to stop resenting all the business I’m handling.
Just last Saturday I decided I wanted the kitchen nice and clean. I don’t know what happened, but as I approached hour two of picking some stuck on goo off my floor, I started to see my husband just - relaxing. Watching football. And I saw my girls pulling out huge containers of toys, throwing them around like freaking confetti.
I saw red.
I just looked at my husband like - I’m sorry, what do you do again? Am I here just to serve you, feed you and keep your house clean? What are you, a freaking king? Because if you are a king can you at least make the money of a king so I can scrub this floor whilst covered in rubies!
Being a boss lady isn't about being a domestic servant, it's about honoring, respecting and valuing your responsibilities.
What if the tireless, thankless work we do isn't a burden - what if it was sacred? What if it wasn't a nightmare - what if it could be worship?
What if we actually saw the value of the work of our hands, regardless if anyone else does?
Well that then, could actually change your life.
Enjoy the show!
S2E10: How to Handle Your Business | You Are a Boss Lady Series
It’s still vivid in my mind.
The sun was shining bright and I had hope in my heart.
In my cheer, I had asked for help loading the dishwasher while I did a few other various tasks.
After drinking my coffee, I went to put it in said dishwasher and stumbled upon what looked like a hoarder’s secret closet.
Food spilling everywhere, random dishes caked with who knows what, Tupperware strewn about - and I think I found even a shoe - shoved in a Whirlpool.
This wasn’t help, it was sabotage.
And it was personal this time.
I lost it. I really went nuts.
And after taking my anger a few steps too far, I then had to apologize to make matters much worse.
(I always hate when that happens - when I’m not in the wrong, but my reaction is so over the top, I become SUPER wrong).
Womanhood ain’t no walk in the park, I’ll tell you that much.
We’re miracle workers. But it can be a lonely business.
And with all the balls we have to keep in the air, it’s easy to feel like we’ve failed.
It’s easy to collapse in exhaustion and bubble up in resentment.
It’s easy to think all we do is DO, but it’s never enough.
We don’t have what it takes and we’ll never have our crap together.
But the real truth is, you’re a Boss Lady. And so am I.
Really. I know you don’t believe me now, but we know how to handle our business. No drama, not self-pity, no need for recognition, k? We got this.
We do what we gotta do and we get done what we need to get done. It’s who we are.
It may not always look perfect.
We might have a long way to go.
But there is another way, if the insane path we’re on isn’t working.
One look at the Proverbs 31 woman gives us insight into who we were born to be - and how to get there.
Enjoy today’s episode.
S2E9: If You Could Live 5 Other Lives, What Would You Do? | New You Boo Series
Kendra asked me a simple question that was so simple, but blew my mind.
She asked, if you could live 5 other lives, what would you do?
Think about it. If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now, what would you do?
Have you ever really, truly thought about it?
Coming up with 5 was a lot for me. It stretched me to go deep into my inner heart’s desire and I discovered two things …
One, I long for a life that, at least on occasion, is away from social media, away from the Internet. Away from TV, Neflix or Handmaid’s Tale.
I crave a life that sits in nature, watches birds, relaxes and has the space to think and just be still.
And then I realized that I want to interview brilliant, inspirational people. I want to learn more and teach more of what I learned.
During the course of our conversation, I had an “Aha” moment of two inner desires I had in me that I didn’t realize where there!
So then the question is, what can I do today to make these inner desires come true?
Before we embark on a new adventure, we have to understand two essential truths …
1 - Our baggage can’t come with us.
2 - And those who aren’t good stewards of what they have now, will never be able to handle more.
Let’s laugh and learn! Enjoy today’s episode!
Are You a Flake? | New You Boo Series
I'm a flake addict.
I agree to things I have no real intention of doing and then flake at the last minute. As I slip into my oversized elastic waist pajama pants, I shoot out text with a lame excuse as to why I can't make it. It's not a lie per se, it's just missing some essential truths.
"Y'all have fun without me! Wish I could be there!"
Then I turn on Netflix and put my blanket up to my chin.
I also struggle to put my grocery cart back. All I need is a curb and I'll hop a wheel up and get the hell out of that parking lot before anyone's the wiser.
I've also been known to change my mind on the "pricey" crackers and drop them off next to the milk instead of putting them back where I got them.
I've realized that I never paid for something that got put in my sack and then rationalized that it wasn't my fault and enjoyed my good fortune. Thank you, Jesus!
But here's what's weird. The other day I had a friend actually do something she said she was going to do, and I was for real stunned by it.
How sad is that?
People who live a life of excellence, who live an honest life of integrity, who do what they say and say what they do, are often so rare, they can really surprise us when we meet them. They're like unicorns who poop rainbow marshmallows.
I don't want a new life, but I do want a new way of living.
I want to be a unicorn who poops rainbow marshmallows.
Sometimes we want something new in our life, but skip the most essential parts of ourselves. We want new experiences, but we don't want to be renewed within ourselves.
But if we want a new life to stick, it has to start inside first before we can ever experience true newness on the outside.
If you're a flake or maybe have some flakey tendencies - and want to be in recovery, this episode's for you (and me).
Enjoy the show!
E2E7: An Immediate Remedy to Get Your Butt out of that Rut | New You Boo Series
Not to be dramatic or anything, but the power of trying something new can not be underestimated in its ability to completely transform you life.
Every boring rut has had a root of fear of something new.
I mean, what if we try it and ... we don't like it?
But what if you do?
In fact, what if you love it?
What if, even if it doesn't make sense at the time, it's precisely the experience you need to have that will give way to your purpose, and your next great adventure.
And if you don't like it, throw it in the trash and move on with your life.
Seriously, what are we so afraid of?
In this episode Anna talks about how the power of trying something new transformed her life in ways she could have never imagined and gives each of us a challenge that sets us up for a brand new you, boo.
We invite you to join our free community at facebook.com/groups/itsnotthatserious
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Laugh so hard you pee
These women literally talk about things that I talk about with my sister or friends! Thank you for just being open and hilarious. You all bring me joy on my 45 minute ride to and from work !!!
Not for me anymore
Loved the podcast in its early days but now it is a confusing mixture of mess. I don’t think you should classify yourself as religious and use curse words in your titles and material. I don’t feel that this podcast is very God-honoring and is definitely not something I enjoy listening to any longer.
Kinda confused on the concept of this podcast. First it was funny, then it was religious, but now what? I realize things change and develop but i am unsure what to expect from it. I have binge listened to the entire thing and finished months before it started back up again. I liked it with Susannah however i feel like Anna was and is very over bearing with her own life and her own stories and somehow the topics are turned into a way she could talk about herself. The same stories have been told so many times......
Would like to get to know the new co host and to hear more from her.