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DISAPPOINTMENT: Hard to Get Over It

DISAPPOINTMENT: Hard to Get Over It

Join us on the couch as we process some BIG disappointments, the result of some big expectations. 

Dana and Amy understand that, in the scale of problems and disappointments, the ones they discuss are good ones to have, considering what's possible. In their exploration of the underlying emotion of disappointment—and strategies for working through it—they hope you can find something that resonates for you and helps you process whatever you have going on, even if you weren't expecting to get a necklace when you woke up today! 




SLOTH: The PROCRASTINATION Episode

SLOTH: The PROCRASTINATION Episode

This one hit close to home for Dana and Amy! Join us on the couch as we learn what's really going on when you put off that one thing—or many things!
Dana helps us understand why procrastination is a perfectly normal and natural self-protective mechanism—and then, how to move past it to get on with our lives. 

LUST: Under the Right Circumstances

LUST: Under the Right Circumstances

In this episode, find out why talking about lust gets weird once you’re a mom (it’s not fair!) and why, to some, talking too much about what turns you on might turn you off.

If your fires have cooled, and you’re not cool with that, get expert advice from Dana about how to re-stoke them. And some idiotic advice from Amy about the notes you should pass to your partner.

GREED: Teaching Kids How Much Is Enough

GREED: Teaching Kids How Much Is Enough

Dana offers incredibly helpful advice about how to impart your values around money, material goods, community, and honoring special moments. And Amy offers her own services at a deep discount. 

In our series on the Seven Deadly Sins as vehicles to explore big emotions, it’s Greed time. We decided to use our kids' impending religious rites of passage into adulthood (B'nai Mitzvot) as the context for the conversation. This life-cycle event is full of family decision-making: how many people to invite, what kind of party shall we have, and, if we're being honest with ourselves, who are we trying to impress.

GLUTTONY: Who ISN'T Weird About Food?

GLUTTONY: Who ISN'T Weird About Food?

Yes, we are GenX women, brought up with Jane Fonda's thigh gap and some funky ideas about good foods and bad. And food in general. And ourselves in general. In this episode, we share a LOT about where this got us. 

Dana has helpful strategies to help us move past some of our food baggage, but we also both dish on our hang-ups and habits that are so ingrained, we don't even notice them most of the time. 

ANGER: What to Do with All that Rage!

ANGER: What to Do with All that Rage!

As part of our series on the Seven Deadly Sins, we cover Anger (often referred to in sin lit as "Wrath"). This sin cut to the front of the line when Dana had an anger incident brought about in part by the hell arcade that is Dave & Buster's. We learn that Dana's anger flares when someone tangles with her kids; Amy's is activated when someone eats her food. Please don't judge Amy too harshly for her skewed priorities. 

Dana offers helpful insights about the positive value of anger and how to express it in a way that it doesn't overwhelm the recipient. We also explore the relationship between anger and depression that sometimes exists, which was something Amy learned this week! 

For our concluding section of recommendations, "No, You HAVE To!", Amy offers tips for something money can't buy, and Dana recommends something money CAN buy, because sometimes, you HAVE to.

PRIDE: Overweening and College Cheating

PRIDE: Overweening and College Cheating

It’s one thing to be confident. It’s another thing to be so prideful that you think rules don’t apply to you. The Seven-Deadly-Sin-Makers believed Pride was sin numero uno from which all others arose. This week, as we look at the college admissions cheating scandal that ensnared Felicity Huffman (noooooo!) in its web, among many others, we see why pride/ hubris/ narcissism/ vanity and other ego-related sins can lead to bad outcomes—and how to check yourself before you wreck yourself.

You CAN HAVE IT ALL! (Yeah, Right.)

You CAN HAVE IT ALL! (Yeah, Right.)

This episode was inspired by Michelle Obama speaking truth to “Lean In.” We’re not going to show you how to stop juggling too many balls in the air. We just want to help you identify the right balls for YOU. Find out when judging other parents can actually be productive. (C’mon, you already know when it isn’t!)

S1:EP9 - INTELLIGENCE - You're Smarter than You Think. (So's the Idiot Next to You!)

S1:EP9 - INTELLIGENCE - You're Smarter than You Think. (So's the Idiot Next to You!)

Both Dana and Amy admit that they always want others to think that they’re smart. But what is “smart?” Dana and Amy discuss their own ideas about whether raw brain-power and measurable intelligence are over-valued and what’s the purpose of intelligence anyway.

S1:EP7 - THERAPY: Huh? And Why Should I Care?

S1:EP7 - THERAPY: Huh? And Why Should I Care?

In NYC, where we live, it’s not unusual for people to start stories at brunch, “My therapist said…,” but we realize not everyone is comfortable talking about or even asking about therapy.

Tune in to hear what therapy can and can’t do, when to seek help, what to look for, and how a therapist differs from a paid friend! Believe it or not, we’ll have a few laughs, too.