Finding Your Team and the Season of Lent

We share a special commemoration from our Managing Director, Alise, and another from listener Heather. Then, we reflect on what the season of Lent means to each of us and how we plan to observe it this year.

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The Value of Friendship and Being A Client

We commemoration Kyla and Kate's friendship and recognize the value of having such relationships in your life. Then, Beth talks about the experience of being the client instead of being the service provider. 

Raising Human Beings

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Celebrity Crushes and Sororities

A listener commemoration about a Backstreet Boys concert leads Sarah to share her history with boy bands and celebrity crushes. Then, we reflect on our weekend with Greek life leaders and what the experience of being in a sorority meant to us. 

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Lost Teeth and Church Priorities

We share Maggie's commemoration about lost teeth, which leads Sarah to share her theory connecting lost teeth with reading ability. Our main conversation centers around Sarah's church-iversary and what we value in our faith communities. 

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Book Releases and Breakup Songs

Hannah's commemoration about her recent breakup spurred a conversation about our favorite breakup songs. Then, we share our own commemoration: we released our book this week!

As we launch our book, we couldn't be more grateful to each and every one of you for being a part of this community. We are so thankful that you have been part of our journey to bring this book into the world; we're so excited for you to read it. You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone!

Check out our Ordinary Faith interview and our Bible Gateway interview.

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Coming of Age Rituals, Tracking Progress, and Changing Jobs

We share commemorations from Elizabeth, Sara, and Katie. Then, we share Megan's story of shifting career priorities because of the government shutdown. 

Sarah's Prayer Book Recommendations: Every Moment Holy, To Bless the Space Between UsThe Divine Hours, and Changes: Prayers and Services Honoring Rites of Passage

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Workplace Changes, Giving Up Social Media, and Allowing Our Kids to Struggle

We share commemorations from Alaina, Amanda, and some other listeners about workplace changes and giving up social media. Then, we have a deeper conversation about allowing our kids to struggle.

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Sobriety, Minimalism, and Resolutions

We share commemorations from Traci, Kylie, and Mallory. Since we've both practiced the KonMari method and she's all the rage lately thanks to her new Netflix show, we explore the ideas around the popular method of cleaning and organizing. Plus, we talk about how we're approaching resolutions differently this year. 

We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. on this Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!

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Failure, Compromise, and iPhone Adaptations

We share commemorations from Maddie, Laura, and Sarah. Plus, we share our own commemorations about how changing the configurations of our iPhones changed our lives. 

How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You

We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!

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Changes and Book Club Commemorations

This week's commemorations includes one about how we change over the course of a year and setting intentions about how we'll change in the year ahead and another commemoration from Julie about commemorating commemorations in real life.

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Speaking Up and Job Changes

It's the first episode of our new format! We share commemorations from Sloan and Katelynn as well as feedback from Nicole about our holiday gift-giving conversation.

Just say no to Christmas?

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Holiday Gift Guide

We share our discussion on gift-giving. We cover who to give to, what you give them, and some outside the box ideas as well. We've got your holiday giving covered!

Dry erase board bundle by Emily Ley

Magnatiles

Snap Circuits

Gel Crayons

Tegu - wooden magnetic blocks

Pie Face Showdown

National Geographic Sea Animals

Stained glass coloring book

Cairn Box

Eberjey Pajamas

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Putting Yourself Out There

We share your commemorations and feedback before Sarah shares the lessons she learned from her unsuccessful campaign for reelection as a Paducah City Commissioner. We reflect on the joys and sorrows of making yourself vulnerable in a public way. 

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How Fictional Women Impact Our Culture

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We discuss how the portrayal of fictional women has shifted over time. We talk the best (and worst!) Disney princess movies as well as the new batch of powerhouse female superheros such as Wonder Woman and the women in the Star Wars universe. But, we question whether the increasing acceptance of complex women on screen has actual changed the way we welcome complex women into the real world. 

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At-Home Parenting (with Brock Lusch)

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We share a quick State of the Pod with important updates about the next chapter of The Nuanced Life. Then, we share your commemorations and talk to Brock Lusch, the NOMADad. He's an at-home dad creating community for dads in Cincinnati and online. 

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How Holidays Build Community

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We share another batch of your commemorations before discussing how holidays like Halloween can foster community. We also have a discussion about the best Halloween candies. 

A Theology of Halloween

Inspiration: The Soul of Halloween

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Dealing with Grief (with Megan Devine)

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We start the show, as always, with your commemorations. One in particular, along with some listener feedback, lead us into a deeper conversation about birth control and gynecology in general. Then, we share our amazing conversation with therapist Megan Devine about how we deal with grief.

Resources from Megan:

Inspiration: An Enemy of Envy

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Childhood Anxiety (with Natasha Daniels)

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We talk to therapist Natasha Daniels about kids dealing with anxiety disorders and how to help them cope. Of course, some of Natasha's thoughts and suggestions apply beyond childhood, especially considering the anxiety our modern culture can produce for people of all ages. 

Natasha Daniels website

Natasha Daniels books

Hill Child Counseling

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Women's Healthcare and PCOS (with Amy Medling)

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We share another batch of your commemorations before our conversation with Amy Medling, the PCOS Diva. She shares her experiences and thoughts about women's healthcare and how we can take control of some of the health issues in our lives. 

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