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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Episode Four: Good Advice, Bad Advice and Self Care

Have you ever received advice that really helped you out? 

Or bad advice that just really frosted your cookies?

In this episode we talk about the best and worst advice we’ve received and some of our listeners chime in as well! We also discuss the trendiness and dangers of self care. This episode tackles a lot, but we hope you’ll join us!

And if you haven’t already, please don’t forget to subscribe to us on iTunes and leave us a rating and review. You can also find us on Stitcher and Google Play. 

In this episode:

  • Brett and Sarah talk about unsolicited advice and how they approach and receive it.
  • They source some of the best and worst advice they’ve ever received.
  • You learn a little about three fast food restaurants Sarah will eat at on road trips.
  • Brett shares why the Cartwheel app for Target is amazing.
  • Brett and Sarah elaborate on why being on time is being on time.
  • Brett questions the advice to watch Pretty Little Liars.
  • Brett and Sarah ponder the definition of self-care and why people might abuse it.
  • Brett shares Molly Shannon's new self-care ritual.

That's What She Said:

“Food for thought.” - Sarah
“Yum.” -Brett

“I don’t always think about the impact of my words until after they’re already out of my mouth.” -Sarah

“Being able to process and approach someone later about something that’s upsetting you is far more beneficial than trying to do it in the moment.” - Sarah

“It’s from, the Bible.” -Brett

“You can’t always resolve the big conflicts before you go to sleep at night, but you can talk about them later and keep them from becoming almost little battles within the big war…” -Brett

“If we want to be in a different place, sometimes we don’t see the opportunity in the present because we’re so much looking past it to see where we’re going to go.” -Sarah

“I’ve had a lot more opportunities afforded to me by staying in one place and getting a large breadth and depth of experience…” -Brett

“She told me to try Chipotle a few years ago and my life has literally never been the same." -Brett

“While I enjoy communicating, I don’t enjoy the pressure of having to be a rock star on every single social medium out there, ever, and I don’t think we should spend so much time that we consider it a part-time job to be successful.” -Brett

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Episode Three: You Should've Done That By Now

Deadlines are pretty unforgiving. But what about the deadlines we give ourselves with life-stages outside of our own control?

If you're anything like us, you treat yourselves a tad unfairly when it comes to meeting the mark of our peers, and the dreams we plot for ourselves. We're getting deep and sharing the scary, unfulfilled marks of our lives we thought we'd hit by now, and share some insight from our lovely listeners on Instagram.

Since we're new here (hi! so nice of you to stop by!), we'd really appreciate a review, rating and subscription on iTunes. If you've enjoyed even 30 seconds of any of our podcasts, we'd love the affirmation. It's free and you'll make us feel good about ourselves. What could be better?

Special thanks to Miss Meghan who left us our very first review! You're a gem of the first order!


In This Episode:

  • Brett and Sarah hash out the pros and cons of seeing success at an early age.
  • Can people in their early 20s really fully comprehend what it is they want to do with the rest of their lives?
  • Pressing on to win the prize, 
  • How our hardships and disappointments in our life-stages actually brings character and perseverance. 
  • How do you reconcile being grateful and pushing ourselves to be better?
  • Our definition of "great things."
  • The Around the Table podcast episode with Shannon Martin.
  • Brett and Sarah make a pact to get a tattoo and nose ring together.

That's What She Said

"My plan was to climb the corporate ladder" -SK

"My by nows in my life up until this point were very self-centered and didn't take into consideration my family, or falling in love or feeling loyal to an organization I work for." -BT

"Oh, honey, you don't want to be Stephanie Meyers." -BT

"Hi, my name is Sarah. And my dog has been in your bedroom." -BT

"I want to be grateful for where I am right now, but I also want to grow and push myself." -SK

"I thought I'd be done with acne by now." -SK


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Episode Two: Inventing College Courses and the Teachers
Who've Made a Difference

Ah, those glorious back-to-school vibes.

Whether you're a teacher, a student or a You've Got Mail fan (don't you love New York in the fall?), it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Episode two is up and running! And we're excited to be officially on the yellow brick road of podcasting with you lovely people. We can't thank you enough for your support! And now that we're on iTunes, you can subscribe and updates to our show will land directly in your phone.

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In this episode:

  • You'll get a real behind-the-scenes experience as Brett and Sarah work on their recording skillz.
  • Brett and Sarah will talk about what they loved about going back to school and some back to school memories.
  • "Bouquets of sharpened pencils," - need we say more? 
  • How to make your teeth look whiter while wearing braces.
  • Sarah will discuss her weird sense of style from high school.
  • What courses Brett and Sarah would add to the college curriculum and some life lessons learned from real-life experience.
  • Why this post from Brett's blog spoke to Sarah's heart.
  • Sarah and Brett give shout outs to their favorite teachers throughout the years.

That's What She Said:

"Whatever, Coachella." -Sarah

"Find the man who loves you for your butt-cape." -Brett

"For so long in my life I had worked for that affirmation and worked for that A, and then all of a sudden I was in the real world..." -Brett

"You might be the slurpee person." -Sarah

"We're all there to make a difference somehow, we just all may have different ways of doing that." -Sarah

"Having that patience and that gracefulness when it comes to meeting people who are where you want to be and allowing them to discover the talents that you have." -Brett

And finally....this may not be a butt-cape picture, but it's just one example of Sarah's strange high school style (Side note from Sarah: This was for a Super Bowl, so I was committed to wearing every Steelers article of clothing I owned. I'm aware I still look weird. Shout out to my best friend Beth for the photo!):


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Episode One: Oh, Hello There!

Hip-hip hooray! Our very first Prodigal Sisters Podcast episode is LIVE!

Best. Day. EVER! We're so excited to start this journey with you all, and we're thankful for the people who had the courage to jump right in with us.

Go ahead and give us a listen if you please!

In this Episode:

  • You'll learn how Sarah and Brett met and learn their first impressions of each other.
  • Sarah and Brett share their number one girl-crushes (oh heyyyy, Shauna, Emily, Kendra, Jacey and Maggie).
  • Sarah talks shop about her Gretchen Wieners hair.
  • The girls share the "whys" and "hows" of the Prodigal Sisters Podcast.
  • Sarah explains what she means when she says she'd, "rather eat a jar of pickles."
  • Brett learns the difference between cross guard and color guard.
  • The ladies share the correct pronunciation for their home city, Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Sarah confesses her love of Ira Glass and basically all silver foxes.

That's What She Said:

"The gap between college and where I am in my real adult life right now was widening, and I was lacking a lot of the in-person friendships that I needed for support." -Brett, on friendship post-college.

"I hate pickles. My husband loves them. And I use the expression, 'I'd rather eat a jar of pickles,' when I don't want to do something. It's not successful, but it still communicates my disdain." -Sarah

"I enjoy a good pickle every now and again." -Brett, on not what you think. Ahem.

"I just have one here called 'Shauna.' Just a bullet-point that says 'Shauna.' With a heart." -Sarah on her and Brett's similarities.

"Boomp-a-doom." -Brett

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