8 episodes

I'm Jill Smokler and I've got issues. I've got a ton of issues, actually, and I'm pretty sure you do too. So let's use this space to open up about hard stuff – the parts of life we don't usually talk openly about, and the parts we really should. I'm so glad you're here.

She's Got Issues Jill Smokler

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 59 Ratings

I'm Jill Smokler and I've got issues. I've got a ton of issues, actually, and I'm pretty sure you do too. So let's use this space to open up about hard stuff – the parts of life we don't usually talk openly about, and the parts we really should. I'm so glad you're here.

    And She's Off - Saying Goodbye To My Firstborn

    And She's Off - Saying Goodbye To My Firstborn

    On this episode:
    • Over 60% of college freshman are homesick – don't freak out
    • Why we shouldn't stress about teaching our kids the stuff they can learn from YouTube
    • What to do when your kids' choices are outside of the box
    About:
    Grown and Flown is THE destination for parents of teens and college kids to find information, insight and support.
    Lisa is the co-founder of Grown and Flown and a New York Times bestselling author. In her previous life she worked on Wall Street and in politics. She is the mother of three young adult sons and meddles in their lives whenever she can.
    Follow Grown and Flown
    On https://www.Facebook.com/grownandflown (Facebook.com/grownandflown), https://www.Instagram.com/grownandflown/ (Instagram.com/grownandflown), and https://grownandflown.com (grownandflown.com).
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    © 2022 She's Got Issues
    She's Got Issues is produced by Gwynne Sound, Keira Shein and Jill Smokler
    For more information contact info@shesgotissues.com

    • 36 min
    Surprise! When Your Spouse Comes Out Of The Closet

    Surprise! When Your Spouse Comes Out Of The Closet

    On this episode:
    • Finding out your spouse is gay
    • Sex for the first time after a mixed marriage
    • The hurt that never disappears
    Kristin is the Assistant Director of OurPath, which supports Straight Partners post disclosure or discovery that their partners are LGBT and she’s the producer and host of the OurVoices Podcast, where she interviews people who have been in Mixed Orientation Relationships. Kristin is also editing her memoir, The Mercy Fake: the Story of One Fake Marriage, Lots of Fake Orgasms, and the Search for What’s Real.
    Learn more about https://ourpath.org/ (OurPath)
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    © 2022 She's Got Issues
    She's Got Issues is produced by Gwynne Sound, Keira Shein and Jill Smokler
    For more information contact info@shesgotissues.com

    • 20 min
    Finding Resilience In A Way Too Stressful World

    Finding Resilience In A Way Too Stressful World

    On this episode:
    • Preventing stress before it leads to burnout
    • An exercise to help figure out how you can de-stress in your own customized way
    • Why stress is normal and necessary
    About: Resilience expert Deborah Gilboa, MD, aka “Dr. G” works with organizations and individuals to identify the mindset and strategies to navigate change without burnout. Author of the new book From Stressed to Resilient, Dr. G is a leading media personality seen regularly on TODAY, Good Morning America and is the Resilience Expert for The Doctors. Dr. G is board certified attending Family Physician - in addition to being a graduate of University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine (where she is also a Clinical Associate Professor) and Carnegie Mellon University, she is an alumna of Chicago’s Second City Improv Theater.
    Follow Dr. G on https://twitter.com/askdocg (Twitter), on https://www.instagram.com/askdoctorg/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/AskDoctorG/ (Facebook)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1633375951/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d (Buy From Stressed to Resilient)
    http://www.stressedtoresilient.com/ (Take Dr. G's free stress test )
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    © 2022 She's Got Issues
    She's Got Issues is produced by Gwynne Sound, Keira Shein and Jill Smokler
    For more information contact info@shesgotissues.com

    • 44 min
    College in 2022 – Nope, The Kids Are Not Alright

    College in 2022 – Nope, The Kids Are Not Alright

    On this episode:
    • The term "Feral Freshman" and why University of Alabama is using it
    • Tangible ways you can make life easier for your student
    • A shoutout to one college who's doing things right
    About: As both the Director of College Counseling at Lake Mary Preparatory School in Seminole County, Florida, and as a college consultant with Dunbar Educational Consultants, Allison Slater Tate advises high school students and their families to help them find college homes where they may thrive and grow.
    Allison began college counseling professionally after establishing a career as a freelance writer and editor covering parenting, education, and college admissions for national outlets including NBC News, the TODAY Show, the Washington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, Grown and Flown and Scary Mommy. She also runs a Facebook group for over 4,000 Florida families on the college admissions process and runs application and essay workshops for local students as a community service.
    When she is not helping Other People's Teenagers, Allison has four children ranging in age from 10 to 20 and three unruly dogs.
    Learn more http://www.allisonslatertate.com/ (about Allison)
    Follow Allison on Twitter @allisonstate
    Follow Allison on http://www.facebook.com/astwriter (Facebook)
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    © 2022 She's Got Issues
    She's Got Issues is produced by Gwynne Sound, Keira Shein and Jill Smokler
    For more information contact info@shesgotissues.com

    • 37 min
    Friend Breakups – Accepting When A Friendship Is Over

    Friend Breakups – Accepting When A Friendship Is Over

    On this episode:
    • Would you want to know why a friend ghosted you?
    • What sustains friendship over time?
    • How deep un-friending a friend on social media can cut
    About: Nina Badzin is a Minneapolis based writer, editor, and creative writing group leader who has been answering friendship advice questions since 2014-- first for the website, The Herstories Project, then on her own at ninabadzin.com. She’s turned her passion for all things friendship related into the podcast Dear Nina: Conversations About Friendship. She’s a wife, a mom of four, and a big recommender of books and TV shows.
    Learn more about https://ninabadzin.com/ (Nina)
    Follow Nina on https://www.instagram.com/dear.nina.b/ (Instagram) and https://twitter.com/NinaBadzin (Twitter)
    https://tinyletter.com/NinaBadzin (Subscribe to Nina's Newsletter)
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    © 2022 She's Got Issues
    She's Got Issues is produced by Gwynne Sound, Keira Shein and Jill Smokler
    For more information contact info@shesgotissues.com

    • 28 min
    Friendship At Midlife – What We Need Now

    Friendship At Midlife – What We Need Now

    On this episode:
    • The magic of online relationships
    • Getting off the couch when we REALLY don't want to
    • Why we're going to pick up that Facetime call next time
    About: Stephanie Sprenger and Jessica Smock are the founders of The HerStories Project, a writing and publishing community for women at midlife. Together, they’ve published five anthologies including their most recent essay collection, The Pandemic Midlife Crisis: Gen X Women on the Brink. They offer a monthly membership for writers that includes weekly content, writing prompts, resources, and forums for support, critique, and sharing. They also teach specialty writing courses on a variety of topics, including crafting personal essays and taking steps to write a book.
    Learn More about https://www.herstoriesproject.com/?fbclid=IwAR0Ze7fpkFLsYzKBnHouqvqjMU1n0AKgWT1DL9GNXqNyZ8w4JS42kI7osOE (The HerStories Project) •https://learn.herstorieswriting.com/herstories-writing-circle/?fbclid=IwAR1ZnmPEPR_7yvL0TG4z6mBN0uDjCJoCdCcBJwNYngO4eBsoyrBMsgo-w0Y ( The HerStories Writing Circle)
    Buy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KNGDG93/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d (The Pandemic Midlife Crisis: Gen X Women on the Brink)
    Follow https://stephaniesprenger.com/ (Stephanie) • Follow http://www.schoolofsmock.com/ (Jessica)
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    © 2022 She's Got Issues
    She's Got Issues is produced by Gwynne Sound, Keira Shein and Jill Smokler
    For more information contact info@shesgotissues.com

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Jeanniekate ,

PERFECTION!!!

Finally, the podcast I never knew I needed, right when I needed it most! When you’re no longer a “yummy mummy” and facing down an empty nest and menopause, especially if you’re not coupled-up, your girlfriends are so important. What happens if you and your longtime BFF hit the skids? This discussion of friendship really hit a chord with me. Thanks, Jill, I DO have issues too!

PamelaSeigle ,

Terrific interview!

Jill’s empathetic, and unafraid to ask the questions we all struggle with in wanting to support someone who’s grieving.

DungeonMaster99 ,

Great Listen

It’s so wonderful to hear Jill back creating great content. I loved reading her blog back in the day and seeing her at events here in Baltimore. It’s a great listen. You won’t be disappointed.

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