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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. 

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.

Parenting BETWEEN GENERATIONS: "It Was Good Enough For You!"

Parenting BETWEEN GENERATIONS: "It Was Good Enough For You!"

Sure, this episode is about how your parents judge your parenting, but it's also about parents judging your choices in general. Anyone? Anyone?

Dana offers helpful guidance for escaping long-held patterns, and Amy shares the results of her unsolicited plastic surgery consult at a comedy show!

S1:EP 6 - How Hard Should You PUSH YOUR KIDS? "Stop and Smell the Process!"

S1:EP 6 - How Hard Should You PUSH YOUR KIDS? "Stop and Smell the Process!"

To push or not to push your kids: In this episode, we find out that is NOT the question! Amy is surprised (again) to find out she’s been doing it all wrong, but is Dana taking it too far in the other direction? You be the judge!