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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Episode Eight: Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright

Cue Bob Marley. Because sometimes calypso is the only cure.

If you're anything like the hosts of this podcast, worry is a big part of your day, month and year. So, why do we let irrational fears and doubts take hold of our lives if we know deep down we're being just a tad silly?

Further, why does the Church skim over hard topics like anxiety disorder? And can we really cast our cares onto God if we are clinically worried?

Give a listen to today's episode. If you have any thoughts about anxiety, how to overcome it, or would like to share your story with us, leave a comment below.

If you're worried you won't remember to rate and review us on iTunes, don't worry. We'll make it super easy for you.

In this episode:

  • The girls share their fears about the rapture and how Kirk Cameron ruined their childhoods.
  • Brett and Sarah recall Michelle Tanner’s fateful fall from her horse and having amnesia.
  • Brett and Sarah tackle how the Church fails those who have clinical anxiety.
  • Anxiety is derived from self-centeredness? 
  • How our connectedness makes us more aware of bad thing.
  • This article and this article.
  • The non-professionals decide that you should just go ahead and take a vacation.

That's What She Said:

  • “Oh my gosh, your brilliance is like glitter in the room.” -Brett
  • “If you don’t answer the phone when I call, I automatically assume you’re dead.” -Sarah
  • “Have a doughnut. Everything is going to be fine.” -Brett
  • “I agree with me. Because I’m right.” -Brett
  • “No pants in heaven!” -Brett
  • “This is when I kindly remind you to refer to the beginning of this episode where we say we are not professionals.” -Sarah
  • “Like the great Emma Stone once said, have the cupcake.” -Sarah
  • “I haven’t been blogging since I got knocked up.” -Brett
  • “They’re going to have some choice words for us when we get to the gates. Maybe we will be down here with the pants.” -Sarah


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Episode Seven: Loyalty

What makes us fiercely loyal?

Loyalty can be lived out on different levels. On a more skim-the-surface level, we are loyal to brands, products, TV shows, bands, celebrities and more. On a deeper level, we're loyal to family members, friends and our significant others. This week we talk about the different kinds of loyal and dissect what makes us loyal, what's hard about it and so much more. We hope you'll join us on this wild ride of a conversation as we enter into our favorite brands and end with what it means to be loyal to our faith.

And don't think for a second we don't see you, loyal listeners. Thanks to those who have already rated and reviewed us on iTunes or who have followed us on Instagram or Facebook. You are so lovely.


In this episode:

  • Brett and Sarah discuss the different kinds of loyalty including some of their favorite brands including toothpaste, laundry detergent, hair product, etc.
  • Sarah reveals her beef with Zoe Deschanel and New Girl. 
  • Boy bands, anyone? Brett and Sarah talk the classic 90’s battles of NSYNC vs. BSB and Britney vs. Christina.
  • You’ll hear from our legendary producer/composer, Gordon and hear a recipe for ribs because, why not?
  • The girls chat about when you determine you’re loyal to someone, burns by your loyalty to others, loyalty in romantic relationships, when it’s hard to be loyal to someone or a group and when it’s hard to be loyal to faith.
  • This article and this article.

That’s what she said:

  • “Then she got all big and famous and too big for her britches.” -Sarah
  • “Sarah, I think you need to take a listen to last week’s episode on forgiveness.” -Brett
  • “I understand your loyalty to that man…” - Sarah
  • “Sometimes talking is hard. Writing is so much easier…you can’t backspace your talk!” -Brett
  • “I can say there are people in my life that I don’t talk to every day, in fact maybe I haven’t spoken to them in years, but I still feel a sense of loyalty to them.” -Sarah
  • “For someone who holds a grudge against a celebrity for divorcing another celebrity, I can’t identify a time that I feel like I have been specifically burned by my loyalty.” -Sarah
  • “When they get on you’re last, eva lovin nerve.” -Brett
  • “I feel like my loyalty to faith is what gets me through.” -Brett

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Episode Six: Procrastination

Do you have a problem with putting off adult-things?

Yeah, neither do we.

Actually, false. Did we fool you because we're so well put together?

If you're like us, you began procrastinating at an early age. Maybe you left a book report until the night before. Or completed a science project that was supposed to take six weeks over the course of a few days.

But then we grew up (respectively). And our procrastination sensationalism grew into bigger problems. Like engines locking up on the side of the road for lack of oil changes. Or missing theory exams to finalize a graduate degree.

Whether it's a fear of checking voicemail, wanting to start a blog, putting off writing wedding thank-you notes, we know procrastination can be a big-time struggle. So, we're here to help.

Just...uh. Do what we say. Not what we do.

And speaking of procrastination, have you been putting off writing us an iTunes review? This is a safe place, really, judgement-free zone. So no worries if you haven't. But we've been so honored by those of you who have already taken the time to write one for us. Leave us one and join our A-Team squad. Don't wait!

In this episode:

  • We share our most most devastating procrastination confessions, and for the record, it all started at a young age for both of us.
  • Brett lets you in on a secret to how she focuses in her work-life. Get the timer here.
  • This podcast on getting started and focusing on writing (or any other creative project).
  • This TedTalk on procrastination. Hilarious. And, also: ouch!

That's What She Said: 

  • "Yeah, so. I'm bad at things." -Sarah
  • "Bert did have a big year. He lost an eye. He gained weight. He has rolls. He's great!" -Sarah
  • "There are things that I fear doing and then there are things that I just. Don't. Want to do." -Sarah
  • "I would argue that people who procrastinate have a good work ethic." -Brett
  • "I'm going to put off starting this so I can put off failing." -Brett
  • "It's not a laziness issue, it's an emotional issue." -Sarah
  • "Oh my gosh. Jesus, fix us." -Brett

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Episode Five: Forgiveness

Can we be completely honest with you?

Forgiveness is a struggle. No matter how many times you do it, it never seems to get easier. And not only is forgiving others difficult, but accepting forgiveness can be just as hard. Maybe recognizing some of the obstacles that prevent us from easily offering forgiveness can help us in the future.

Because let's face it...forgiveness is something we will have to provide and accept over and over again as we make our way through this life. And it helps to know our loving God continues to forgive us repeatedly as well. This week we're diving deep into this topic, and we hope you'll listen along and chime in with some thoughts of your own on Instagram and Facebook.

In this episode:

  • We make a Hamilton reference within the first few minutes, so just trust us on this one, listen to this
  • Brett and Sarah explore all things forgiveness: what prevents us from forgiving, how we accept forgiveness and how we forgive ourselves.
  • They draw from their own struggles and experiences with forgiveness 
  • Sarah references this article.
  • Brett and Sarah discuss their thoughts on grace and God’s forgiveness.

That’s What She (or He) Said:

“Forgiveness is not about forgetting, it’s about letting go of my right to hurt you for hurting me.” -Jim Wood

“If you fail to forgive people from your past, it can come and haunt your future.” -Brett

“That forgive and forget mentality has never been easy for me to adopt.” -Sarah

“Forgiveness isn’t this blanket statement where you just wave your magic wand and hold out your hands and say ‘I forgive you.’” - Sarah

“I think if it starts affecting your present, and your scorecard keeps getting marked with little tick marks on it, then I think that is more telling of you, the person who needs to bestow forgiveness, than the person who has wronged you.” -Brett

“Forgive…and don’t forget it’s active. Forgive and don’t forget you have to do it every day.” -Sarah

“Where does putting up a blockade in order to become healthy hinder you from being more like Christ?” -Brett

I think one of the hardest parts of asking for forgiveness is not necessarily the ask, which can be uncomfortable and very sad or scary, it's understanding that once they’ve forgiven you, trusting them that they’ve forgiven you.” -Sarah

“Forgiving myself is really hard which means accepting forgiveness is really hard.” -Brett

“I mean, I’ve said some shiznat…” -Sarah
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