31 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
#63: How Speaking into the Mic has Changed Us
Hey girl, hey, it's TAD day. And it's just the two of us, sharing our truths, in an episode that we meant to do monthssss ago. The original intention was to do an one year anniversary episode and celebrate the abundance of conscious conversation that had taken place. ...... along with the abundance of mistakes! Except a year quickly passed by (funny how that always happens) and we lost track of time. But hey, it doesn't matter if it's been "a year" or three years, we still felt this episode was important and worthy of hitting the record button. So what can you expect in today's conversation? Reflection. Lots of reflection. First, we reflect on how this conversation began and what it was like to start a podcast and speak into the mic those first few times. Hint, hint: we had no clue what we were doing and there's a handful of terrible podcasts in the archives. We then share our favorite podcast episodes, both the ones with guests and between the two us, and yes - the Alfie Diaries made the cut! Of course, we share our biggest takeaways and how showing up, speaking our truth, working together, interviewing others, and daring to change has changed us. And lastly, we talk about the future of Truth + Dare. This is where shit gets real. Why? Because come 2019, we have chosen to discontinue recording and take a step back from the Truth + Dare movement. To hear the whole story with all the meaningful context behind our decision, hit that play button and come listen in. We promise, you will understand what led to our decision and also how to relate this change back to you living your truth. And one more thing girlfriend, we are not going anywhere yet. We will still be sliding into your inbox and earbuds for the rest of 2018, so this isn't goodbye yet, but it wouldn't be "truthful" to not share where our hearts and minds are at. Because hello, this is a podcast reflection episode! And with that said, come hang out with us, reflect on past episodes, and learn about what we feel called to do next.
57 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
#62: Health Hacking with Medical Intuitive Rachel Reimer
Have you ever had a pesky health condition pop up that you can't seem to find answers for? You visit the doctor, you do all the "right" things, and still... no relief. Ugh, yeah. We have both been there and know how frustrating it can be. Sometimes, when you've exhausted all other options it's time to think outside the box. Enter today's guest: Medical Intuitive Rachel Reimer Medical intuitive? Say wha?! Yeah, we HAD to have her on the show. Here's how it works: Rachel provides spiritual insight to health care or mental health professionals on clients that want to know more about their health or that feel stuck with their current health situation. These insights help clients understand possible physical, emotional or spiritual roots that are preventing them from better health. Rachel receives her intuitive messages in the form of images, sounds, or feelings. Here are some of the things we discussed during this exchange: Rachel's story: how she learned she had intuitive gifts and what is was like to start using them. How the intuitive reading process goes down when you are one of Rachel's clients. What it's like to have a metaphysical gift and how to OWN it! What's missing from the modern medical community. And the importance of decoding the physical, emotional and spiritual roots of our symptoms. Oh and we almost forgot the best part: she does a reading on us! Right there on the spot. Obviously, we were 100% down to get our woo-woo on and we were pretty intrigued by the things that she shared about us. WARNING: THINGS GET DEEP! …. per usual. Ready to start health hacking and to get metaphysical? Listen now! P.s. - for show notes on today’s episode head here
77 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
#61: Group Therapy with Alyssa Kuzins
This week, we're chatting with our dear friend and entrepreneur boss babe, Alyssa Kuzins of the Journal Deck. Think of it as three girlfriends getting together, drinking wine, and leaving it all out on the table. Here’s how it went down: we said “screw it” to the outline we had planned and instead just pressed record. What transcribed was a beautifully healing conversation about: Spaciousness Creativity Certainty Confusion Self-care Practice Patience Entrepreneurship ... and just trying to figure it all out. We’ve never had an episode quite like this, and while it’s a little scary to share this openly with all of you, it’s also really really liberating. Welcome to group therapy, girlfriend style. …. Oh yeah, and if Alyssa’s name is sounds familiar to you, that’s because we’ve actually had her on the show before (TAD #14). She’s kind of a jack of all trades. She’s a yoga/meditation teacher and women’s coach, she’s the creator of the Journal Deck, and she’s the head chief babe of her monthly membership community, the Self Care Collective. Trust us, you want her in your life. Ready to feel the feels?
53 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
#60: Becoming Human AF with Peta Kelly
This week we sit down with self proclaimed Human AF, Peta Kelly. Peta is an entrepreneur (who started making 7 figures in her mid-20's), a speaker, a humanitarian, an environmentalist, a mother, a writer, and THE voice of the Millennial generation. If her name sounds familiar that’s probably because you’ve seen her all over social media, or maybe you own a copy of her new book, Earth is Hiring, or maybe you’ve stumbled upon her lectures, website, or videos. Either way, she’s out there in the world doing pretty epic work and we are thrilled to have her on the show today. …. if you haven’t heard of her, get excited. You’re about to have a new favorite. In today’s conversation, we talk about Peta’s new book: Earth is Hiring. But wait, what exactly is she hiring us to do? Obviously we asked this question and many, many more. Peta deep dives with us about: Sustainability and the meaning, importance, and relevance of conscious enterprise. Money, and why changing our money stories are paramount if we ever want to do the work that matters.Her perspective on this is incredibly important for all of us to hear. Her life motto - WWMND, What Would Mother Nature Do? And how to align our actions with what the Earth needs. Align... that word. We go hard on this topic. As in, what it really is, why it matters when it comes to producing quality and heart-centered work, and how to find it if you feel like you’ve lost it. The meaning of success, how it’s changed and why it’s time to alter our definitions of it ASAP. And finally, masculine vs. feminine energy and how it has nothing to do with “right and wrong” and everything to do with finding your own inner aligned balance of the two. Yeah… we know… it’s a lot. But Peta is just one of those people. She’s packed with inspiration, information, and passion to boot. Her mission is simple: it’s time to inspire a new generation of change makers. We can no longer sit back and wait for change, we must grab it bravely and walk boldly with it to the frontlines, all while honoring the Earth, ourselves, and each other. Ready to get Human AF? Listen now! Click here for this episodes show notes! Follow the TAD movement here.
50 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
#59: Three Books You Need to Live Your Truth
Important announcement: the Truth + Dare Book Club Doors are OPEN! Click here to learn more and join the sisterhood. Welcome to a conversation about our favorite topic: books. And not just books in general, but actually reading, finishing, discussing, and applying books to our lives to help us live our truth and dare to change. Over the past six months, we've finished more books, thanks to the Truth + Dare Book Club, then we have in the past three years and now, we're here to share our life-changing-favorite-book recommendations with you. Get ready ladies, we're doing a deep dive into how books can support your quest to LIVE YOUR TRUTH! In today's episode, we share three books that have rocked us to the core, these books are: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, Untethered Soul by Michael Singer, and Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown. You'll hear us share our biggest takeaways from each book and then check in with where we're at with the book's teachings. And per usual, we don't hold anything back. We candidly share with you how these books have challenged us, helped us, and inspired us to stay on the path of living our truth. Which brings us to this important question...... How are your books supporting you? If your initial reaction to this question feels something like this: What books? I can't remember the last time I opened a book, nonetheless finished a book. I don't have time to read books. I'm missing the motivation needed to apply a book's lesson to my life. What personal development book should I even read, because damn, there's so many? Don't fret sister, we've been there, and not yearsssss ago kinda-been-there, like months ago kinda-been-there. This was the exact reason we created the Truth + Dare Book Club, which is now open for you to come join! Let us repeat that: the BOOK CLUB DOORS ARE OPEN! If you're wondering what all happens inside a book club, let us break it down for ya babe. If you SAY YES to joining our sisterhood, this is what's waiting for you inside. A community of women that are dedicated to living their truth and daring to change, these women are like our sisters, and will be yours too. Six hand-picked books to read for the rest of 2018, that’s one book a month ladies! Each month, we unpack the book right beside you by diving deep into what the author is sharing, we do this by creating and sharing weekly content for you that includes: Two private podcast conversations Two guided meditations Weekly journal prompts Love notes (aka emails) at the beginning of each week that introduce the theme and the new activity A guided calendar that outlines what chapters to read and when to do the activities A private FB community that includes conversational threads and a safe space to ask questions, share your aha moments, or just rant about how damn hard it is to live your truth and dare to change If reading and finishing books is a goal of yours, while also learning life-changing lessons and connecting with like-hearted women, then this is the community for you. Don't wait girlfriend, your time to LIVE YOUR TRUTH is now. Come join us inside the Truth + Dare Book Club before the doors close for good. And if you have any questions or hesitations, we're here for you. Send us an email - email@example.com - we'll be there waiting for you! Now let's hit that play button and talk about the life-changing-favorite-book we've read so far this year!
46 minutes | Jun 13, 2018
#58: WTF does Live Your Truth even Mean
Ladies, today we are unpacking what it means to live our truth, to which you might be thinking…….. but girls, don’t you do this in every podcast conversation? Yes, this is always the foundation for what we share with you, but today, we have a special treat for you. After hitting the record button for over a year, sharing our stories and souls, and committing to both reading and finishing our books together, we-think-we-kinda-sorta-know what it means to live our truth. In today’s conversation, we’re sharing what we’ve learned along this journey, and inviting you to come experience it with us too. Welcome to the Yes to Who I am Challenge. This challenge is a three day journey that deep dives into what it means to say YES to who you are by exploring pillars that bring you closer to your TRUEST you. The experience includes daily truth activities like a workbook, private podcast conversation, and a guided meditation, and we send you daily emails reminding you to do the work and live your truth. To learn more about the challenge and SAY YES to this journey, click here to come join us. And if you’re kinda-sorta-on-the-fence about joining another challenge, we completely understand, and recommend tuning into today’s podcast conversation. We cover the three pillars of truth that are helping us dare to change and stay committed to this movement. Below is a sneak peak of what we cover (and the foundation for the upcoming challenge). Learning how to lighten up, de-stress from daily anxieties, and embrace playtime as a necessary tool for our health and vitality. Learning how to love ourselves, exactly the way we are, because our bodies are the vessels that carry our spirits, and we only receive one. Embracing the art of manifestation, so that we can begin to embody what we truly desire. Ready to say YES? We know you are, click here to come join us.
66 minutes | May 30, 2018
#57: Awakening Your Authentic Feminine Power with Lisa Schrader
Ladies, you know that feeling. That feeling when you enjoy an amazing meal. That feeling when a yoga class soothes your soul. That feeling when you connect with a friend and she just gets it. That feeling when you have great sex and all your needs are met. Well let us forewarn you, that's the kinda feeling you're going to experience when you tune into today's podcast. TAD tribe, meet our feminine awakening fairy godmother, Lisa Schrader. Lisa is the founder of Awakening Shakti, and has impacted the lives of thousands of women (for over two decades) as a workshop leader, author, speaker, and certified coach. Her work has been featured on Oprah, VHI, Oxygen, and she sits on the Shift Network faculty as the leader of the global Shakti Summit. As you can see, our fairy godmother has some credentials. But more importantly, Lisa emanates a woman who has awakened her feminine power and lucky for us, she's here to teach us how to do that too. In today's episode, we share many vulnerable conversations with Lisa that center on the struggle of being a modern day woman in a culture that's dominated by masculine behavior. We dive into what awakening Shakti even is (and how to start awakening it), why women have forgotten their inherent feminine nature and how to remember it, why it's important to tune into your natural rhythm based on your life cycle moment, and the complexities behind having an intimate, sensual, fulfilling, and sacred sexual partnership. Yes ladies, we cover all of this. Even how to create the container for sacred sensual sex through small acts like lighting candles, skin to skin practices, and sharing openly and honestly with your partner before "sex" even begins. If you're not feeling a heart flutter yet over today's dare to change episode, we leave you with this quote from Lisa as a final loving nudge to hit that play button and come listen in. "You are of the Earth, you are a spark of divine Shakti energy, the energy of masculine and feminine that occurred in the moment of your conception is what made you and what is still alive in you, and the answers are inside, you can get support from people you trust to help you listen, but those answers live inside of you. You do know. It’s less about achieving and more about remembering.”
47 minutes | May 16, 2018
#56: Learning to Let Go and Live with Kendall from Arrow Living
Truth bomb TAD Tribe, us two ladies are not sport aficionados, actually we couldn't be anything further from that, so when today's guest reached out to us...... we weren't too sure how this conversation would go. Would we be drowning in sports lingo or would we have a meaningful, live your truth kinda conversation? As you can guess, we had the latter. Ladies, meet Kendall, a women's professional soccer player and the creator of Arrow Living - a blog/podcast that's dedicated to female athletes and helping them play in the most fulfilling way possible. So, what do two women like us have in common with a professional athlete? In today's episode, we unpack this. We touch on what it feels like to be dedicated to something so deeply that you risk your health and livelihood, why letting go is the ultimate freedom, how not having it all figured out is actually beneficial, and why supporting women as a collective is not only important, but how we will change the conversation. And oh, there's one more thing. Kendall had to trudge through terrible setbacks in her career, like an ACL tear and a concussion that lasted over a year, and yet - she still came back to the sport she loves (soccer) and this time, without the attachment that so many of us experience. Ready to listen into a brand new interview? Hit that play button babe, and come meet Kendall with us! Read the episode show notes here. Follow the TAD movement.
70 minutes | May 2, 2018
#55: How to Embrace Fear and Practice Courage with Kate Swoboda
Ever interested in how your daily habits become second nature? Or why you practice certain habits on repeat, even though they’re not helping you live your truth? In today’s podcast conversation, we connect with Kate Swoboda – a writer and facilitator on the topic of habit-formation and psychological courage. Kate’s work is grounded in helping individuals and organizations let go of fear-based patters that no longer work for them….. think things like procrastination (our worst enemy), self-sabotage, people pleasing, and perfectionism (another one could do without). But what happens after you let go, what’s the next step? Great question and one that we unpack throughout our conversation today! Kate teaches us that by viewing fear as an old wound, and not something we can get rid of, we can begin to replace our fear-based habits with four research-backed practices that she labels as courage habits (psst: learn more about these habits in her new book). These are: accessing the body, listening with non-attachment, reframing the story, and creating and reaching out to community. You’ll get to hear both how Kate’s used these in her own life, and how she recommends we use them with our personal fear-based, no longer serving us thoughts and actions. We promise, this is a conversation that will have you grabbing your pen (take notes ladies), inspire you to heal your fear, and take action to practice courage today. Hit that play button sisters, come listen in!
27 minutes | Apr 18, 2018
#54: The LAST Alfie Diaries.... yes, it's true
Carly here to tell you that today's episode is as raw and real as it gets. Life takes us on all kinds of journeys. My most recent journey lead me onto a sailboat, with Allie and our husbands, to the southern end of the Caribbean. And oh what a journey it has been. One filled with literally every range of emotion: bliss, awe, anger, frustration, confusion, excitement, and all the human feelings in between. There is nothing else like living and traveling on a sailboat. Honestly, nothing. Until you try it, you'd never know if you liked it, loved it, or absolutely hated it. I, myself fell into all three of those categories: I liked it, I loved it, and at times... I really hated it. I kept having this nagging feeling like I was not where I was supposed to be. Do any of you know what I mean? Like you're doing the thing you set out to do (the job, the career, the relationship, whatever), and by the time you get there you realize... this wasn't made for me at all. I started to feel stuck. Like I had so many ideas, goals, and aspirations that I was ready to tackle, but I couldn't do them from where I was. I started realizing that sailing around the world on a sailboat was not my dream, but someone else's. I finally woke up to the realization that it was time for me to be the leader in my own life and to stop following in the footsteps of other people around me. (talkin' to you, Al.) It's time for me to bravely walk into my own greatness. There are things I need to do, a career I need to build, and a calling that I must follow, and it has to happen off of my beloved cubby inside of Alfie. Yup, I'm leaving the boat. Permanently. Am I alone in this? Have you felt like where you are isn't where you belong? Like you're living someone else's dream? Are you ready to take a leap and lead for the first time in your life? Are you scared shitless to do it? All this and more is unpacked in this episode, so don't miss out. Listen in now.
22 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
#53: Pick up the Pen Girlfriend, Let's Journal
Let's address the elephant in the room. See here's the thing. We talk about journaling a lottttt on this podcast. We invite you to journal alongside us every week (hello weekly journal prompt). We encourage the ladies inside the TAD Book Club to journal alongside the books they read. And, we continue to learn about the profound benefits of journaling both through the content we digest and our personal experiences. That's a lot of journal talk, yeah. But here's the elephant 🐘 We don't actually pick up the pen and do the damn thing. We have this powerful tool available to us - that's 100% free - and still, we experience resistance towards the practice. Thoughts like.... what will I write, I don't have time for that, my thoughts aren't worthy of being written, this won't solve anything, what's the point, does putting pen to paper even work are probably floating through your head. We feel you and we've been here too. But, we've also learned the amazing benefits of this practice, motivating us to put down the negative thoughts, and pick up our pens instead. Think benefits like: decreasing anxiety and anger, lessoning the emotional impact of hardships, boosting your immunity, help with processing overwhelming feelings and regrets, and reducing daily stress - just to name a few. In today's podcast episode, we break down the practice of journaling, so that we can say see-ya to the elephant in the room, and HELLO to feeling good! You can expect to learn more about the benefits (yes, there's more), different ways to journal, and how to start right now - like today. So sisters, if you're needing that loving nudge to begin this proven practice, hit that PLAY button, come listen in, and of course - PICK UP YOUR PEN! Want that weekly journal prompt? Grab it here. *scroll down the homepage babe, you'll see the place to signup
30 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
#52: Meditation 101: Get Zen With Us!
Become mindful is a huge part of this whole living your truth and daring to change thing. But what does that really mean? We define mindfulness as conscious living aka bringing our awareness to the present moment as often as possible. The best way to kickstart your own mindfulness regimen is to start inside. There’s really only one way to do this… it takes getting quiet, sitting your butt down, and trying to meditate. Meditate. Yes, we said it. Listen, we know that it’s scary. We know how hard it can be to quiet the mental chatter. We know how intimidating it is. We know that there are so many other, important things you have to do everyday. And, we know how ridiculous it sounds to just sit with your eyes closed for extended periods of time… We know! But, we also know how profoundly healing it is. We know that is has transformed our lives. We know that it does fantastic things like increases our patience, improves our creativity, and massively decreases our stress levels. And, we know that it is (probably) the key ingredient missing from your wellness routine. We’re so certain about this that we’ve decided enough is enough, it’s time to de-mystify meditation once and for all. This week, we’re getting our ohm-on, but it’s not exactly in the way you may think. We’re breaking down meditation in order to make it accessible, exciting, and not just something you feel like you need to ‘check off of your list’. We hope that this episode is the kick in the rear you need to finally start adopting a meditation practice of your own, so that you too can experience the profound magic that comes along with this practice. Yes, it really is magical. Like Harry-Potter-wave-your-wand-fly-on-your-broomstick MAGICAL. You deserve to feel your best. You deserve to have a relationship with your intuition. You deserve less stress. You deserve to love the crap out of yourself. Meditation will take you there. For show notes about today's episode, click here!
36 minutes | Mar 28, 2018
#51: The Alfie Diaries: Sinking, Plunging, and Smooth Sailing
Welcome to the Alfie Diaries part 2, coming to you live from the island of Grenada. This past month has been filled with joy, laughter, fear, and frustration and there's no better way to cue you in than by bearing our souls on the mic. When you travel anywhere outside of your comfort zone, you are faced with experiences that break you and then make you. Do you know what we mean? The moments where you feel entirely frustrated/overwhelmed/confused are almost always followed up by feelings of strength/self-perseverance/personal growth. That’s exactly what’s happening on the boat. In today’s episode, we’re diving deep (pun intended) into the challenges we’ve faced over the last few weeks and how they’ve helped us change for the better. You can expect ramblings about… Almost sinking the Alfie. Seriously. Plunging our laundry… yes, with a plunger. Sailing over 30 hours straight. Sleep who? Eating a mysterious local lettuce that tasted like poison. Living life as two married couples on one boat. #sisterwives anyone? And general banter about life at sea from two newbies We promise to always keep you posted on what’s happening in our lives, the good, the bad, and the smelly (more on that in today’s episode). Listen NOW! For show notes and more details about today's episode click here.
30 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
#50: Spring Equinox: How to Cultivate Balance this Season
Have you been feeling a little restless? Like you know what you should be doing but you aren’t doing it? Or maybe you’re on the cusp of something truly great/inspiring/transformative but you just can’t seem to take the right (or first) steps towards it? We’re the first ones to tell you that it’s often the lowest moments that lead to the highest peaks. But, this type of living is not conducive to long term happiness. We shouldn’t be striving for the highest of highs and the lowest of lows to help us navigate our circumstances or make hard decisions. Instead, we should look to where our truest power lies: right smack in the middle, the homeland of our inner balance. BALANCE. Such a catchy word! So bright and shiny! So easy to envy when others have it. So hard to imagine it when we don’t (like maybe right now). Lucky for us, we have the universe on our side! Welcome to the Spring Equinox, the Earths not-so-subtle way of telling us it’s time bring some freaking balance back into our crazy lives. During the Spring Equinox, the Earth’s tilt is in perfect balance. This means the sun crosses directly over the Earth’s equator and day and night are equal in length. This equality between light and dark makes it the ideal time to examine the balance (or lack thereof) within our own lives, to get ourselves in check, and to refocus on what matters. Are you interested yet? We certainly hope so, because today’s episode is everything you need to snap out of it, get your booty out of hibernation, and recommit to taking charge of your life. Right now, the Universe is actually supporting and encouraging your endeavors to re-evaluate your life. How cool is that? We musn’t disappoint the Universe… Listen now! For show notes and more details about the Spring Equinox, click here.
18 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
#49: 5 Ways to Kickstart your Morning
Did you wake up this morning at the first ring of your alarm? Drink a nice warm glass of lemon water? Sit in meditation? Write in your journal? Make a delicious breakfast filled with healthy ingredients? And make it out of the house with enough time to get to work without feeling rushed? … HA! Yeah, right… Neither did we. But we’d like to! Most of us plow through our mornings in a caffeine craze, rushed, frazzled, and reaching for the nearest granola bar, calling it breakfast. We are so ready to brake this cycle! Because here’s the thing, there really is something magical about the morning. It is the sacred time between dreaming and reality where we shake off our sleep and take on a brand new day. Plus, it’s our built in reset button! We get an opportunity every single morning to brush off what didn’t work for us the day before and set ourselves up for a beautiful and successful day ahead. Pretty freaking cool, right? In today's episode, we're getting specific on how to kickstart your morning so that it can less chaotic and more impactful. In fact, we're giving you 5 practical tips to go to take your morning from coffee-stain-on-the-shirt to blissed out in no time. We're so passionate about the mystical powers of the morning that we've created a free worksheet to help you make the most of this precious time - click here! Here's to making the most of your mornings, one day at a time.
24 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
#48: Taking Control of Your Diet
Inside each of our Queendom’s (aka our minds) we are the sole rulers and we decide which feelings will rule the show. It’s simple really… the more love & compassion we give to ourselves, the better we feel. The better we feel, the healthier we become. The healthier we become, the more control we have over our everyday lives. Enter today’s topic: food … see what we did there? What we eat and how we feel is so deeply intertwined that it has the power to completely change our lives. Different foods contain different nutrient energies, which is why your energy literally feels different when you eat a pint of ice cream versus a giant salad. The most amazing part of this? You, my queen, have the power to control that energy by deciding what goes on your plate, what goes into your body, and ultimately, how you feel about your life. Yes, it really is possible! If this interests you, then today’s episode is what you have been waiting for. We’re cutting right to the chase on: How to clean up your diet Tips & tricks that we’ve used over the years to stay healthy The importance of eating whole foods ...And why this concept is so damn important on the quest of living our truth and daring to change Every day, we have choices. Choose to take care of your body by supporting it nutritionally. When you do, it will have a cascade effect into the rest of your life. Not only may you look better, but you will feel better, and that is the most beautiful gift of them all. In a world where it feels like we can’t control anything, we’re here to remind you that you are always in charge of how you feel. Take back your health, your power, and your life by listening in now. Pppsst, you can follow along with our health journey here. And, for show notes and details about this episode, click here!
33 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
#47: The Alfie Diaries - Grocery Shacks, Sailing, Not Showering
Okay ladies, the time has come, we're diving into our new worlds of sailing, living on the sea, and what boat life is really like. Many of you are probably wondering.... What is it like to live on a boat? What is it like to live in the Caribbean? What is it like living with one another? In this episode, we cover all of that and more. And we thought to ourselves, why not make this a monthly tradition. So, welcome to the Alfie Diaries, part 1, coming to you from the island of Antigua. In today's episode, we bear it all, we take off our teacher/healer hat, and we are just us, Allie and Carly, two girls attempting to do something different in the world and live our truth. Here's what you can expect: The saga of the getting our belongings from customs Learn where we grocery shop, aka the shacks we shop at What type of meals we eat on board Where we've sailed to thus far Our frustrations with WIFI and why we're constantly chasing it What our neighborhood is like and who are our neighbors on the water Where we plan to go to next..... And of course, a lot of laughs, and two best friends navigating a friendship at sea (with their husbands and business in tow). Come listen in and hit that play button, it's time for the Alfie Diaries to begin! Psst: Want to follow our Caribbean journey, click here!
42 minutes | Feb 21, 2018
#46: Social Media Detox, Lessons from Living on the Sea
Social media. We love it, we hate it. We're addicted, we're disgusted. We crave it, we can't wait to never look it at again. What. is. the. deal? Yeah, we’re trying to figure it out, too… which is exactly what we’re doing in today’s episode. You see, we’ve moved onto a sailboat in the Caribbean with our husbands, and it’s had us seriously reevaluating our priorities. When we left the creature comforts of 24/7 5-speed LTE internet at home, we were forced to actually… live. And live is exactly what we’ve been doing. We’ve spent the last 6 weeks exploring what life is like when we detach from our phones. In this episode, we jam on how freaking hard it has been to separate from scrolling while ranting on how free we feel. We discuss our decisions NOT document every aspect of our lives, some beautiful habits we’ve formed since allowing ourselves some space from Instagram, and some tips and tricks on what you can do if you’re interested in implementing social media boundaries in your own life. There is so much beauty in technology, it allows us to connect with each other in ways other generations only dreamed of! The problem is when social media moves from a tool for connection, inspiration, and community to a comparison trap that leaves us feeling less than, unworthy, and not enough. In fact, we're so passionate about this topic that we created a social media detox worksheet to go along with today's episode. To get your free detox worksheet, click here. Here's to embracing a new "normal" with our phones, a normal that helps us maintain healthy boundaries, gather inspiration from likeminded people, and feel happy, healthy, and beautiful every time we open those darn apps.
29 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
#45: WTF is Self-Love? and…. a yoga retreat reveal!
Happy day to love yourself, or what’s properly known as Valentine’s Day! Sigh. Don’t you just love the societal pressure to have the perfect day of love, surrounded by rose petals, dining at the swankiest place, and sipping on champagne. Well, we hate it, and we call bullshit. We’ve been hypnotized a time or two by this day, but this year, we’re not playing game. And, we invite you to not play game too. In today’s podcast episode, we unpack how this proclaimed day of love can be shifted to love ourselves, our most important relationship, and what the term self-love even means. ….. which in all honesty, we’re still learning what it means, how to practice it, and definitely how to teach it. We also unpack the all too familiar world of being a woman and how we’re taught everything but self-love, leading to an endless war against who we are. It starts when we’re young, dressing to impress our fellow females, it then travels with us into marriage/relationships, attempting to be the best “wife”, and it then comes with us into motherhood, where we enter the mommy wars. And so and so on, the pressure to perform follows us through life, leaving no room for self-love to live here. But how do we fix what we’ve been taught? How do we change what we’ve been practicing for a lifetime? We start small by making one good decision a day. Trust us, this small shift will lead to big changes, but you must stick with it. And we find the easiest way to stay focused on your small changes is to connect with your sisters (likeminded women who get you). So, this is what we propose! Come meet us, connect with us, and practice self-love with us in Costa Rica! Yes, you read that right, we are heading to Costa Rica this summer and we’re inviting you to come along too. You can learn more about your invitation when you hit that play button or by clicking the link below. Read the retreat details + reserve your spot now!
41 minutes | Feb 7, 2018
#44: Difficult Conversations, How to Have them the TAD Way
Difficult conversations, where to start. Most of you know, we’re currently living in the Caribbean and moved onto a sailboat with each other and our husbands. And as you can imagine, there’s been an adjustment period! Let us paint a clear picture for you…. Four people confided to 52 feet, two couples adjusting to each other and one another, best friends learning how to be roommates, and business besties learning how to work side-by-side all.the.damn.time. Yes, it’s been difficult, awkward as hell, and challenging, but, there’s a big but. Instead of avoiding the difficult conversation or sweeping it under the rug (hoping it wouldn’t reveal itself later), we chose to be vulnerable, live our truth, and dare to change the situation. And not only did we solve our challenges with grace + ease, we also laid a strong as hell foundation for the future. A foundation that’s built upon honest communication, sharing our innermost fears with one another and about one another, releasing blocked energy (aka that feeling when you can’t breathe), and taking action to continue growing stronger – together. Now to be frank, it wasn’t easy to talk to one another versus about one another. It was uncomfortable, scary, and a bit heart wrenching…. but, we’re getting better at. One conversation at a time. And because this podcast is dedicated to empowering women, we truly believe this is a monumental lesson to share. Monumental because it breaks the women tearing other women down cycle, better known as gossip. It’s a lesson that challenges our ability to communicate, listen intently, meet people where they are, learn the art of quiet-time amidst pain, and create closure to move forward. If you’re ready to break the cycle with us, now is your chance. Hit that play button and come listen in. Click here to read the Difficult Conversations blog post!