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19 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Episode 136: An Intentional Pause
It’s scary to slow down, but we’re going to be taking time off from the podcast for rest and reflection as we manage life in a pandemic and many moments of change. Links in this episode: Syd on Instagram Breanna on Instagram Vote Save America Thank you for listening and we'll keep you in the loop on what's next!
39 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Episode 135: “Can’t Do It All” Workshop Recap
In early March, we attended the “Can’t Do It All Workshop” hosted by licensed marriage and family therapist, Alaina Brubaker at Rochester Brainery. Since many of us feel trapped by pressure and expectation to do more, we're recapping her tips to organize our lives according to our values and priorities. (Originally aired 4/17/20). Links in this episode: Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Hulu @Alaina_talks_therapy on Instagram Rochester Brainery Brene Brown: List of Values
39 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Episode 134: You Deserve A Day Off
Not all days off are created equal. Sometimes we need to take a PTO day to do nothing or tackle chores and appointments—a day off for no reason! We’re talking about how we all should make time off a priority for ourselves even if we’re not going on a full blown vacation and how to ask your boss for it. (Originally aired 9/20/19). Links in this episode: NYTimes: Smarter Living newsletter Girls Night in Club: Everything You Need to Know to Take a Staycation ASAHP (As Soon As Humanly Possible) NYTimes: What to Do With a Day Off
49 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Episode 133: Finding Your Identity Outside of Work
Your career does not define you! We discuss how we show up in other areas of our life to feel fulfilled, how to recognize those roles, and give them room to breathe. (Originally aired 2/22/19). Links in this episode: Zen Habits: The Zen Habits Guide to Spending Your Time Intentionally Strengths Edge: UnlockIt Workshop Entrepreneur: Science Knows You Need to Get a Life Outside of Work. This Is How You Do It. The Cut: Your Job Can’t Be the Only Meaningful Thing in Your Life The Everygirl: 5 Reasons Why Your Career Does Not Define Your Identity Queen Speaking: How To Set Boundaries Without Feeling Guilty
54 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Episode 132: Do You Know Your Top Five Strengths?
Learn how to tap into your natural talents as you pursue your own career development. We share our experience taking the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, our top five strengths, and how they show up for us in the work we do. (Originally aired 11/9/18). Links in this episode: Netflix: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Gallup: CliftonStrengths StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath CliftonStrengths Theme Domains Strengths-Edge Coaching
51 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Episode 131: What Breanna’s Reading
We’re sharing Breanna’s top recommendations for the newsletters, magazines, blogs, books, and more! Links in this episode: Morning Brew NYTimes Smarter Living newsletter Nick Wignall’s newsletter Zen Habits Anti-Racism Daily The Kitchn Skinnytaste Gimme Some Oven Jacey Duprie on Instagram InStyle Magazine InStyle: Alicia Keys Is Creating the Art She — and the World — Needs Right Now Best American Food Writing 2019 Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
47 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Episode 130: How To Create Original Content
We’re exploring how to create content when it feels like nothing is truly original anymore — from finding your voice and values, to staying creatively inspired, and picking your lane. Links in this episode: Zen Habits: The Lost Art of True Rest Noom Brené Brown: Values List Episode 116: “Can’t Do It All” Workshop Recap Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses by Joe Puluzzi
41 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Episode 129: What Syd’s Reading
We’re sharing Syd’s top recommendations for the newsletters, magazines, blogs, books, and more! Links in this episode: Disclosure on Netflix Unlocking Us: Brené with Laverne Cox on Transgender Representation, Advocacy + the Power of Love Love Life on HBO Max Anti-Racism Daily Nicole Cardoza Patreon The Broadside by Fortune People Geekly by Culture Amp Career Contessa News The Cut Ashley C. Ford Allure: Becoming Billy Porter Morning Reads curated by Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Instagram Weekend reads curated by Lindsay Peoples Wagner on Instagram Wow, No Thank You, by Samantha Irby Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The Mothers by Brit Bennett Where Cooking Begins by Carla Lalli Music
40 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Episode 128: What Does It Mean To Be An Adult?
A question we ask ourselves: What makes someone an adult? Traditionally, it’s a mix of milestones reached, but what if it’s also perspective gained or owning your choices? We’re digging into how we’re feeling about adulthood, and perhaps creating our own definition. Links in this episode: Episode 126: Planning A Summer Micro Vacation Career Contessa: Using Your Strengths to Discover Your Activism
35 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Episode 127: Syd and Breahn’s Hot Take on TV: Summer Watchlist
As we head into summer, we’re sharing our favorite TV shows to stream and what we’re watching right now. Links in this episode: American Housewife on Hulu Fresh Prince of Bel Air on HBO Max Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker on Netflix Dear White People on Netflix Gossip Girl on Netflix Central Park on Apple+ Normal People on Hulu Never Have I Ever on Netflix Run on HBO Vanity Fair: The Naked Truth: Inside Normal People’s Explicit Sex Scenes
38 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Episode 126: Planning A Summer Micro Vacation
As we head into summer, it’s hard to imagine it being vacation-free. We’re sharing how we can plan micro vacations, where we’re road tripping instead of flying to get out of town for a few days. Our mental health needs it! Links in this episode: Mixed In America on Instagram The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates NPR: From Camping To Dining Out: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities Keuka Lake boat rentals
45 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Episode 125: How To Use What’s Left In Your Fridge
This episode is inspired by the method Christina Chaey from Bon Appetit shared about how she organizes and keeps track of what she has in her freezer, fridge, and pantry. It got us thinking about tracking what we have on hand and how we use it up (or store it) before our next trip to the grocery store. Links in this episode: EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 for Sensitive or Acne-Prone Skin Blue Lizard Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Protection Supergoop Poof Part Powder - SPF 45 Healthyish: My Pantry Spreadsheet Is Bringing Me So Much Joy Right Now The Kitchn: Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil Wit & Delight: How I Keep My Pantry Stocked and Organized
42 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Episode 124: Let's Talk Vulnerability — Own Your Bold Rebroadcast
We're sharing a rebroadcast of Sydney and Breanna's episode on the Own Your Bold podcast with Natalie Sinisgalli where we talk about vulnerability in all its forms, specifically as content creators and how to show up truly as ourselves. Own Your Bold is an interview-based podcast for female entrepreneurs and leaders in business. More than inspiration, we need tools to create impact. The episodes are topic-driven, so you can target exactly what ails you. By sharing real stories, skills and ideas we've gained along the way, we can help each other achieve success and equality - together. Learn more about Own Your Bold, Natalie Sinisgalli, and her coaching business, Embolden.
51 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Episode 123: Anti-Racism Resources To Participate in the Black Lives Matter Conversation
The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Amaud Arbery, David McAtee, and Tony McDade have re-sparked the conversation around racism in America and the Black Lives Matter movement. While there’s a lot to take in right now, the ultimate goal is to make sure the action, conversations, and resources shared leads to sustainable change in our world. This episode covers what we have been reading, listening to, learning from, and sharing in order to uplift Black voices, while also owning our responsibility to make our world a more equitable place. Links in this episode: Podcasts NPR: Code Switch Crooked Media: Pod Save the People Crooked Media: What a Day Crooked Media: Keep It New York Times: 1619 Project The Moth Books White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, PhD Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn Elizabeth's Bookshop and Writing Centre Articles and websites TED talks playlist: Understanding Racism in America New York Times: 1619 Project Rachel Cargle’s The Great Unlearn Social media Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Instagram Akilah Hughes on Instagram Rachel Cargle on Instagram Ira Madison III on Instagram DeRay Mckesson on Instagram Black Lives Matter on Instagram NAACP on Instagram The Conscious Kid on Instagram Bless the Messy on Instagram How to communicate with racist family members by @iamsahararose on Instagram 10 Steps to Non-optical Allyship by @mireillecharper on Instagram Register to vote and find info about your area’s election Vote Save America Rock the Vote Where to donate Campaign Zero — focuses on limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability Black Visions Collective — support for Black political leaders and activists in Minnesota BLMRoc — Black Lives Matter, Rochester, NY The Loveland Foundation — providing therapy for Black women and girls NAACP — ensuring political, educational, social and economic equality of rights and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination The Bail Project — a national nonprofit organization that pays bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence
48 minutes | May 29, 2020
Episode 122: So You Want To Plan A Small Wedding?
As some people re-evaluate their wedding plans, we wanted to discuss what to consider when planning an intimate wedding ceremony and celebration. We're sharing Breanna's tips from her recent elopement as well as Syd's officiant insight. Links in this episode: Gluten Free Crusty Artisan Bread (Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend) Hulu, iHeartRadio Launch 'Little Fires Everywhere' Companion Podcast Paper Source Wedding collection Paperless Post Wedding collection The Knot: How to Get a Marriage License Lulus: Dreams of Forever White Three-Quarter Sleeve Bodycon Midi Dress Rent the Runway: Dresses for the Bride DM Syd @queen_speaking on Instagram if you want to learn more about Wedding Bell Unions!
44 minutes | May 22, 2020
Episode 121: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Mindy Kaling
We’re back with a new Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode about Mindy Kaling. She’s a creator, producer, writer, actor, author, fashion maven, and many other things. Her commentary about her life and work is refreshing and we’re excited to share why she’s this month’s pick. Links in this episode: J Crew: Deep V-neck french one-piece swimsuit Bon Appetit: There's No Better Time to... Regrow Your Scallions NY Times: Mindy Kaling’s Netflix Show Tells a New Kind of Story: One Like Hers The Office on Netflix Never Have I Ever on Netflix The Mindy Project on Hulu Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu Late Night on Amazon Prime Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
34 minutes | May 15, 2020
Episode 120: Habits We Built In Quarantine That We’ll Keep
We’d like to talk about habits we’ve established during this weird time that we’d like to consciously hang on to post-quarantine. Links in this episode: Journaling tips from @blessthemessy on Instagram
42 minutes | May 8, 2020
Episode 119: #TeamQS Movie Recommendations
This week, we’re coming at you with our favorite movie recommendations as we spend more time in front of our screens. Links in this episode: Thermacell patio shield Repel Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Mystic Pizza My Best Friend's Wedding American Pie Pretty in Pink 10 Things I Hate About You Clueless A League of Their Own Techradar: How to watch the Marvel movies in order The Fast and the Furious To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Hidden Figures Game Night Baby Driver Booksmart Long Shot Always Be My Maybe Peanut Butter Falcon Amy Winehouse documentary 20 Feet from Stardom The End of the Tour The Everygirl: 35 Feel-Good Movies to Stream
41 minutes | May 1, 2020
Episode 118: What’s Bringing Us Joy?
The world is weird right now so we wanted to talk about what’s bringing us joy and how we maximize it. Links in this episode Paper Source: Full-Page Photo Wedding Invitation Zazzle: Wedding Announcement Postcard Houseparty app SomeGoodNews NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Crooked Media: Keep It Monica & Jess Love Boys The Bechdel Cast Woodside Studio: Face masks Paislee Boutique on Instagram Jacey Duprie on Instagram Bless The Messy on Instagram
35 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Episode 117: Syd and Breahn’s Hot Take on TV: Quarantine Edition
Since we’re all staying home, we wanted to revisit our “Hot Take on TV” series of episodes with some binge-worthy faves — our recommendations for TV shows to watch and re-watch! Links in this episode: BOXFOX Succession on HBO Big Little Lies on HBO Westworld on HBO Euphoria on HBO Watchmen on HBO High Maintenance on HBO Insecure on HBO Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu The Righteous Gemstones on HBO On My Block on Netflix Good Girls on ABC How to Make It In America on HBO Charmed on Netflix Gilmore Girls on Netflix Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Hulu Parks and Recreation on Hulu Saved By the Bell on Hulu Sex and the City on HBO Happy Endings on Hulu
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