All the things. We like discussing things that impact us and we're just guessing that some of those things are relevant to you, too. We come at things from different viewpoints: a 20 something making her way in the world and a 30 something mom trying to decide what to be. We're business partners and family and we've found that things like anxiety, stress, wellbeing are universal and through sharing our perspectives we can better stumble our way through life. Take care, friends. xoxo, Ashtyn and Lacey
Body Image and The Struggle of Loving Yourself - with Sydney Bodensteiner
We’ve put this one off and if we’re being really honest we had sorta convinced ourselves that it wasn’t something that we struggled with or felt qualified to talk through, so we had Syd (Ash’s sister) come on to share her own self-love journey. She takes us through her journey of losing herself doing grad school, and how she found a way out. To no surprise, through talking with her we realized we needed to be more honest with ourselves. Syd's bravery and honesty really made us start to think through the things we need to address in our own lives and mindsets.
Anyway, the point is that the more we listen and talk through the hard stuff, the more we grow ourselves.
Have an awesome week friends.
xoxo, the dudes
Unpopular Opinions- Part Two (the controversial edition)
We got some unpopular opinions from you guys that needed a bit more unpacking than a simple yes/no breeze through. The Death Penalty, Vaccines, Politics, My Body/My Choice... Honestly, maybe an episode just asking for us to be cancelled, but if we don't talk through this stuff how can we decide where we eventually land?
Have a great week, friend. XOXO
We asked for your unpopular opinions and you delivered, so we rattle through them and give our takes (with a little side trip on aliens and Bigfoot and mermaids/mermen?). Also, you guys are funny.
That's it. Have an awesome week, friends.
P.S. If you are legit interested in helping with our intro/outro hit me up: email@example.com
Build a Life You Love. 🖤
Do we know how? Not exactly, but we’re trying. And, as it turns out, Ash’s dream life includes a van. So we chat a little about that, about taking risks, about looking before you leap and then leaping anyway. We touch on this NYT article: Meet the Nun Who Wants You to Remember You Will Die and also Bhutan and their gross national happiness and this podcast in which Michael Easter touches on visiting a monk in Bhutan while researching his book. If you’re interested in the components that I (Lacey) feel have made the most sense to me while navigating the path to well-being you can check out thethirdforce.online.
That’s it. Have a great week, friends! xoxo
GRL PWR: How we view women in society, How we treat them and How we can grow through talking about it.
We started this episode fully intending to discuss how women are portrayed in the media, but we ended up starting with the ways we attempt to police women’s bodies (school dress codes, anyone) which led to us discovering our own well-intentioned mistakes. We both realized that we perpetuate ideas we don’t really believe in and we’re better people because of it. Anyway, if nothing else this is a great example of how we can learn through conversations.
Have an awesome week, friends!
Show notes--link to Ben Shapiro and Billie and Britney...
They can also be found on the website under the show notes tab, sometimes the links work in the description and sometimes the host blocks them depending on where you listen.
Let's Talk About Sex, Baby...
This week’s episode is about sex and it happens to be pretty wide ranging, from talking to our kids about sex to the different stages we’ve gone through in relationships. We try to stay honest and transparent about our own lives, but man, sex is a tricky topic. Regardless, it feels the most fitting that we settled on the simple importance of just accepting whatever and however you feel and being open and honest in the exploration of your normal.
Take Care, Friends. xoxox
P.S. Title credit to Salt-N-Pepa. 😉
Such a relatable podcast
I stumbled upon Ashtons insta a couple of years ago, and when she posted about this podcast I decided to give it a listen and I LOVE IT. It’s nice to have something to be able to relate to and it really puts me in such a calm headspace when I listen.
I love listening to this podcast. Such pertinent topics.
OBSESSED. We laugh, we cry, we agree, we learn new things, etc. In just a few episodes Ash and Lacey have covered things i’ve not heard on ONE podcast yet. So excited to see what the future holds for this!