153 episodes

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

    • Mental Health
    • 4.5 • 301 Ratings

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.

    Avoding Indecision Spirals + Improving your Pelvic Floor + How to Find a Good Therapist | Selife Podcast Episode 166

    Avoding Indecision Spirals + Improving your Pelvic Floor + How to Find a Good Therapist | Selife Podcast Episode 166

    Kristen and Roo talk about indecision spirals, Ingrid Harm-Ernandes helps us understand pelvic floor health, and BJ gives advice for finding a good therapy. In this episode we also talk about:



    * Utopia Kitchen Flour Sack Dish Towels

    * Parchment Paper Sheets 16x24 Inches,

    * Worry Stones

    *  Standing Punching Bag







    The Total Eye Lift from Clarins is a plant-based formula is fueled by ingredients of 94% natural origin. A combo of Organic Harungana extract and Cassie Flower wax give a visible lifting and wrinkle-smoothing effect. It works on crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness, and it’s also an anti-aging cream. 80% of women who tried it reported a visible eye lift in :60 seconds flat*  86% noticed a visible difference in 4 weeks and visibly firmer skin. Discover more about Clarins products at clarinsusa.com, and get 10% off your purchase of Total Eye Lift with the code SELFIE10.



     



    Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash

    • 46 min
    Responding to Asian-American Racism with Kathy Khang | Selfie Podcast Episode 165

    Responding to Asian-American Racism with Kathy Khang | Selfie Podcast Episode 165

    Roo and Kristen discuss forgetting how to socialize in the pandemic, BJ talks about the pandemic void only girlfriends can fill, and author Kathy Khang helps us make sense of racism against the Asian American community, and how to be an ally/co-conspirator.



    In this episode we talked about:



    * Kathy Khang on instagram

    * Kathy Khang on twitter

    Stop AAPI Hate

    * APIA Vote

    * Asian American Day of Action

    * Bianca Mabute-Louie on Instagram

    * Angry Asian Man

    * A Call for Solidarity from AAPI Faith Leaders on Youtube

    * Multipurpose Immersion Hand Blender 

    * Derry Girls on Netflix

    * Baked by Melissa

    * Encyclopedia of New York







    The Total Eye Lift from Clarins is a plant-based formula is fueled by ingredients of 94% natural origin. A combo of Organic Harungana extract and Cassie Flower wax give a visible lifting and wrinkle-smoothing effect. It works on crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness, and it’s also an anti-aging cream. 80% of women who tried it reported a visible eye lift in :60 seconds flat*  86% noticed a visible difference in 4 weeks and visibly firmer skin. Discover more about Clarins products at clarinsusa.com, and get 10% off your purchase of Total Eye Lift with the code SELFIE10.



     



    Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

    • 1 hr
    Real Talk About Divorce and Copareting + Boundaries vs. Ultimatums with Difficult People | Selfie Podcast Episode 164

    Real Talk About Divorce and Copareting + Boundaries vs. Ultimatums with Difficult People | Selfie Podcast Episode 164

    Meagan Francis: writer and author, podcaster at The Mom Hour, and mother of reinvention.is chatting with us about divorce and coparenting in the time of COVID. BJ is helping clarify the difference between a boundary vs. an ultimatum when dealing with difficult people.



    In this episode we also talked about:



    The Happiest Mom: 10 Secrets To Enjoying Motherhood,

    Target Hair Clip

    OLOVES Natural Whole Pitted Olives

    Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel

    Matrix Green Shampoo







    The Total Eye Lift from Clarins is a plant-based formula is fueled by ingredients of 94% natural origin. A combo of Organic Harungana extract and Cassie Flower wax give a visible lifting and wrinkle-smoothing effect. It works on crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness, and it’s also an anti-aging cream. 80% of women who tried it reported a visible eye lift in :60 seconds flat*  86% noticed a visible difference in 4 weeks and visibly firmer skin. Discover more about Clarins products at clarinsusa.com, and get 10% off your purchase of Total Eye Lift with the code SELFIE10.



     



    Photo by Jackson Simmer on Unsplash

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Intersection of Social Media and Anxiety + Is It ADHD or Pandemic Brain Fog? | Selfie Podcast Episode 163

    The Intersection of Social Media and Anxiety + Is It ADHD or Pandemic Brain Fog? | Selfie Podcast Episode 163

    Lauren Ellman, author of BRB: A Memoir About Coming of Age In the Digital Age, is talking with us about the intersection of social media and anxiety, and how she learned that connection was causing distress. Kristen shares about getting the vaccine, she and Roo remember the FlyLady cleaning craze, and BJ helps us determine the difference between adult ADHD and pandemic brain fog.



    In this episode we also talked about:



    Jordan’s Skinny Classic Coffee Syrup Trio

    Flour & Branch Cookies

    Eekontos Ceramics

    Mask Case



    The Total Eye Lift from Clarins is a plant-based formula is fueled by ingredients of 94% natural origin. A combo of Organic Harungana extract and Cassie Flower wax give a visible lifting and wrinkle-smoothing effect. It works on crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness, and it’s also an anti-aging cream. 80% of women who tried it reported a visible eye lift in :60 seconds flat*  86% noticed a visible difference in 4 weeks and visibly firmer skin. Discover more about Clarins products at clarinsusa.com, and get 10% off your purchase of Total Eye Lift with the code SELFIE10.







    Photo by Jakub Kriz on Unsplash

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Toxic Positivity from COVID to Cancer: What Not To Say When A Friend Is Seriously Sick | Selfie Podcast Episode 162

    Toxic Positivity from COVID to Cancer: What Not To Say When A Friend Is Seriously Sick | Selfie Podcast Episode 162

    We are talking with Dr. Cynthia Hayes about toxic positivity and how to avoid projecting it onto our friends with serious illness. 



    In this episode we also talk about:



    * The Big Ordeal: Understanding and Managing the Psychological Turmoil of Cancer

    * Sourse Chocolate Supplement Bites

    * The Durrells in Corfu on MASTERPIECE on PBS

    *  Baron Fig Journals (Use Roo’s link for $10 off!)

    * Paddywax Candles



    The Total Eye Lift from Clarins is a plant-based formula is fueled by ingredients of 94% natural origin. A combo of Organic Harungana extract and Cassie Flower wax give a visible lifting and wrinkle-smoothing effect. It works on crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness, and it’s also an anti-aging cream. 80% of women who tried it reported a visible eye lift in :60 seconds flat*  86% noticed a visible difference in 4 weeks and visibly firmer skin. Discover more about Clarins products at clarinsusa.com, and get 10% off your purchase of Total Eye Lift with the code SELFIE10.



    Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

    • 39 min
    Pandemic Drinking: When Is It a Problem + The Impacted Grief of Losing Someone to COVID | Selfie Podcast Episode 161

    Pandemic Drinking: When Is It a Problem + The Impacted Grief of Losing Someone to COVID | Selfie Podcast Episode 161

    We are talking with Emily Paulson, co-founder of the Sober Mom Squad, about drinking in mom culture, and how the pandemic has affected drinking habits. BJ talks about the loss of her aunt to COVID, and how the pandemic compounds the grief of losing a loved one.



    In this episode we also talked about:



    Bowls of Plenty: Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole-Grain Meals

    3,001 This or That Questions

    Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels 

    Pacifica Stress Rehab & Caffeine Facial Mask

    Why Sobriety is a superpower for women | Emily Paulson | TEDxBeaconStreet



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    Photo by Zachary Kadolph on Unsplash

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
301 Ratings

301 Ratings

boclit ,

Love this but

I love this podcast for the most part! I like Kristen but the constant interruptions drive me nuts. The sure, yeahs, and hmms mmms and generally talking over people (Roo) just isn’t good podcast etiquette and makes it hard to listen to.

a good girlll ,

Thx for the reminder to vote!

Irrelevant sjw ramblings — ugh. Enough with such low vibration output — we deserve better.

JE in NC ,

A Weekly Highlight

Kristen and Roo are a great pair for this. I appreciate the age difference and the differences in life experiences. I'm surprised by any negative reviews (minus the Trump one). I love their little interjections. It feels more like I'm sitting in a living room or at a bar with them and being a part of a conversation. A lot of self-care recommendations are for upper middle class women, but Kristen and Roo are accessible and have tactics regardless of lifestyle. Would like fewer interviews and more of these two tackling topics!

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