Serenity, Change, and Progress

Paige has been thinking about serenity. Cyndi and her husband have juggled the balance of full-time parenting and working. Carolyn is commemorating her time in therapy. 

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Commemorating Change

Emily shares an update from the Bruxism Beat. Renee has stopped coloring her hair. Rachel has found a new home after years on the road. Sara gave herself a mental health day. 

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Things Are Usually More Than They Seem

People in Traci's life love babies, but she wants to celebrate the joys of parenting teens and tweens. Listener Sarah is celebrating her daughter's transition to a booster seat, a new car, and working through a traumatic medical situation. After two root canals on the same tooth, Heather had a medical revelation that finally got to the root (no pun intended) of her pain.

Sled Dogs and Body Image

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Commemorating Personal Growth

Shannon is tackling huge challenges personally and professionally. Jordan just had a felony charge expunged. Today, we're talking about personal growth in a variety of formats.

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Commemorating Relationships

Megan and her family made a decision about adoption and foster care. Kylie and her husband and still snuggling. Cody is getting a divorce.

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Career Commemorations

Olivia got into grad school and received a promotion. Megan is in a period of deconstruction because of unemployment. Chelsea took the vulnerable step of applying internally for a new position.

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Facing Fears

Sabrina faced her fears about finding community. Abbie systematically faced her fears of needles for a special reason. Hallie faced her fear when she discovered a secret about her spouse. We're commemorating these women for tackling their fears and moving forward. 

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School Commemorations

Kacie, Leah, and Liz all have school-related commemorations to share. Their kids are moving on to new phases in their education and those moments are well worth commemorating. 

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Childhood Struggles, Divorce, and Tattoos

Kelly reflects on the path her children each took to college. Whitney is commemorating the end of her marriage. Michaela got her first tattoo. We share all of these commemorations as well as Sarah's idea for a country song. 

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Learning to Swim, Passing Tests, and Coming Out

Debbie's oldest son is ready to swim underwater. Jody passed a test she thought she failed. Maria came out as bisexual. We're commemorating all of these things and share our stories of taking the bar exam.

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Infidelity and Time Off

We share a commemoration from Rachel about infidelity which leads us into a conversation about telling the truth in relationships. Then, we share a commemoration from Sarah about choices about time off that evoke self-care...or maybe self-preservation.

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Curly Hair and Church Ladies

We share a commemoration from Michelle about learning to love her curly hair and a commemoration from Kathy about how church ladies helped her deal with devastating grief.

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Workplace War Zones and Changes

We share commemorations from Trixie and Scottie about life challenges stemming from employment challenges. Then, we discuss feedback from Kellian about ritual. 

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Commemorating Rachel Held Evans

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Along with so many of you, we are heartbroken over the loss of Rachel Held Evans. She passed away at 37 over the weekend, leaving behind her husband, two small children, and a legacy of progressive faith that will continue to impact the global church for years to come. We share our grief and thoughts on the importance of commemorating life. In the second half of the episode, we are sharing our interview with her from last fall, in which she discusses her last book, Inspired. This conversation previously ran on Pantsuit Politics on August 27, 2018.

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The Value of Ritual

We share commemorations from Bethany, who made a big purchasing decision, and Dana, who is reflecting on the messiness of life. Then, we discuss an article in The New York Times by David Brooks which proclaims "There Should Be More Rituals!" We agree!

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Teaching Yoga, Leisure, and Dream Jobs

We share commemorations from Ashley, who completed her yoga teacher training, and Jessica, who recently quit her "dream job." Their stories lead us to talk about how we view leisure time and how we view work.

Can't get enough of Sarah and Beth? Come see us at Florence Christian Church on April 27 for a conversation about how churches can lead and facilitate grace-filled political conversations.

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We'll Be Back Next Week

We've been traveling all over the country promoting our book and doing events. We're having a wonderful time meeting all of you in person, but our schedule is bananas. We're pushing pause on The Nuanced Life this week and we'll be back with regular programming next week.

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High-Risk Pregnancy, Birthdays, and Mom Guilt

We share commemorations from Katy, who brought her babies into the world under high-risk circumstances, and Christy, who is celebrating a big birthday. Then, we talk about our time on the road and how we deal with the mom guilt that sometimes accompanies that.

Can't get enough of Sarah and Beth? Come see us at the Pasta & Politics dinner in Fort Myers, Florida on April 12

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New Clothes, Daily Accomplishments, and Baseball

We share commemorations from Maggie, who took herself shopping, and Kathy, who is accomplishing an awful lot on a daily basis. Plus, Beth is commemorating the start of baseball season. 

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Homesteading, Disability Milestones, and Postpartum Health

We share commemorations from Faith, who is appreciating the rhythm of life as a homesteader, Amy, whose daughter is moving on from in-school physical therapy, and Mairin, who had her life and mindset changed by a diagnosis of Graves Disease. 

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