46 episodes

It feels like everything is self-care these days, so what actually works? Each week, comedians Steven Polletta and Sophie Yalkezian and neuroscientist Shannon Odell act as guinea pigs to a different self-care practice. They explore what it does and the science behind it with laughs along the way. You'll leave each episode with an expert opinion, new friends and a bounce in your step, guaranteed.

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The Science of Self-Care The Science of Self-Care

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

It feels like everything is self-care these days, so what actually works? Each week, comedians Steven Polletta and Sophie Yalkezian and neuroscientist Shannon Odell act as guinea pigs to a different self-care practice. They explore what it does and the science behind it with laughs along the way. You'll leave each episode with an expert opinion, new friends and a bounce in your step, guaranteed.

Follow us on social media!
Instagram: @thescienceofselfcare
Twitter: @SOSCpodcast

Have a question? Email Us!
thescienceofselfcare@gmail.com

    Managing your finances

    Managing your finances

    Money is more emotional than we think! It can stress us out, give us joy, and all the feelings in between. Today we're diving into the topic of financial wellness with a look at the emotional side of money, raising your credit score, saving for retirement, and how to take care of yourself through financial ups and downs.

    • 47 min
    Managing grief

    Managing grief

    Grief is complicated, much like a myriad of metaphors the gang comes up with! Learn how grief is defined and researched in the scientific community, the physical symptoms it can come with, and how we can help take care of ourselves through this universal human experience. Steven, Sophie, and Shannon tackle common questions around how we process grief, how we give ourselves (and each other) permission to grieve, and the unexpected gifts it can offer us.

    • 41 min
    Gossip

    Gossip

    Did you hear what happened? The gang talked about all the science of GOSSIP! Come spill the tea with us as we dig in deep on what defines gossip, how it can be good for you, and where it can slip too far into toxic territory.

    • 35 min
    Bloodwork

    Bloodwork

    What does your blood say about your health? Let's find out! This week, the gang is joined by Taylor Odell, a registered critical care nurse (and Shannon’s little sister) who dishes out all the details on how to know what’s in your blood, what to look for, and why getting your bloodwork done can help you take care of yourself.

    • 44 min
    Vitamins

    Vitamins

    The vitamin episode is here! How necessary is it to take that daily multivitamin and how do you pick a brand? Shannon, Sophie, and Steven unload their vitamin baggage and find out if supplements are really just sawdust.

    • 36 min
    Daydreaming

    Daydreaming

    Knock knock, it’s season 3 at the door!

    We often think that daydreaming is a distraction, but the truth is, it can help us get creative, solve problems, and achieve our goals.

    Get all the science on why daydreaming is good for you, why scrolling your phone doesn’t count, and why we should all be high-fiving each other more often.

    Join us on Patreon at patreon.com/scienceofselfcare, and follow us on Instagram @thescienceofselfcare or Twitter @SOSCpodcast.

    This episode was edited by John Purcell.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Bethany 710 ,

A fun listen!

Such an interesting topic to dive into! The hosts are fun and you feel like you’re chatting with your friends 😊

HeyKQ ,

a great listen

love this pod! 3 smart, funny people whose charm helps the scientific information they share feel more digestible ❤️

TrotTrot1234566789 ,

I had a lot of fun listening to this podcast.

I walk a lot during the day and always have a podcast or audiobook going. This was the first one where my mind didn’t wander at all! It’s a lot of fun and can’t wait to listen to more!

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