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161. Unfuckery Chronicles 5/15: a little pivot can go along way…
160. Let's get SERIOUSLY organized, Shall we?
Ya'll I am not one to be ORGANIZED- ask my momma but what I do have/do is have a knack for WANTING to be organized. That counts right? Thanks for @pinterest for having a really comprehensive way of helping us do that #notsponsored. SO do yourselves a favor this week and try to implement one or a couple of these fun tasks to let and allow yourself to love your space a bit more than before. Imagine what a clean space does for your brain babes, well that may just be a follow up episode of #funfriday. Have a lovely weekend! See ya back next time.
159. Part 2 of The Mothership: a transparent look at some of my fav ladies
158. Unfuckery Chronicles for 5/8: Fuck the wrinkles, how do you feel babes?
157. The Mothership; Part One
With Mother's Day quickly approaching, I know that this day can be filled to triumphs, celebrations, constant worry, love, sorrow, remembrance and love. Yep, I said love twice and I have no shame for that. I reached out to a handful of my favorite mothers and asked them to share with me a couple of things.
Their favorite things about being a mother
A challenge they are currently facing or have overcome
Something they have done recently to feel more human (and not just a mother)
I cannot thank you for enough to Karina and Elena for sharing their honesty, love, encouragement and insights in this episode. I am blessed to know you, blessed to love you, blessed to watch you as an incredible mother and excited to continue to watch your littles grow! thanks for allowing me to be the honorary Aunt.
Please join me back next week for Part 2 of The Mothership where I chat with three more of my friends and my hope and intentions in this series to allow you to feel less alone, more encouraged and excited about the adventures you get to take while being a mother. My thoughts and love does go out to those at this time if they've lost a mother, and are waiting to be a mother, my heart love yours, comforts yours and my ears are always open to listen if you need it.
156. #SundaySpill- Let's get Caught up babes! February-April 2023, lets dive in!
Welp, luckily for you, Steph and I sat down today and hammered out our top 5ish headlines from the last few months (Feb/March/April of 2023) and we are so stoked that you've tuned in to follow along with us while we gab about lifestyle, pop culture, worldly events that have shaped us over the last couple of months.
We talk Oscars, SuperBowl, the unfortunate shootings at Michigan State, New movie release, reboots, next season, love, babies and SO much more!
All of the resources from today's episode come from @enews and @people instagrams and their websites. We are so happy to be BACK ON TRACK babes, Thank you for loving this segment of the podcast and I am always so thankful that my gal Steph loves pop culture as much as I do!
155. 98 things a Woman should do in her Lifetime (a cute handheld book by Rebekah Shardy)
154. Infertility Awareness Week: #womentowatch, #womentosupport, #womentolove Let's Learn and Raise Awareness in these Silent Battles!
National Infertility Awareness Week is observed during the last full week of April and takes place from April 23 to 29 this year (2023), most often before Mother’s Day in May. It is a significant observance that aims to raise awareness about infertility, the non-existent support structures, and the challenge those encountering fertility face. Infertility is a common challenge that doesn’t discriminate, affecting anyone regardless of race, religion, sexuality, or economic status. The initiative encourages sharing of infertility stories or reproductive issues to change the narrative and get the necessary support and make the journey easier.
Women should not be left alone in the struggle.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL INFERTILITY AWARENESS WEEKRock orange Join the awareness walk Post on social media -- You can do so by utilizing the N.I.A.W. banner or logo, sharing stories, calling for donations via extended N.I.A.W. links, and using the hashtag #NationalInfertilityAwarenessWeek.
5 FACTS ABOUT INFERTILITY YOU SHOULD KNOWInfertility does not discriminate The world's most fertile countries Infertility affects both sexes equally Eight million babies are born via I.V.F. Ovulation and conception work hand-in-hand
More useful resources I found that may help you:
National Today (info from the episode): https://nationaltoday.com/national-infertility-awareness-week/ NIAW Resolve: https://www.infertilityawareness.org/https://www.infertilityawareness.org/
Progyny: NIAW Toolkit: https://progyny.com/niaw-toolkit/ Yahoo! News: https://news.yahoo.com/raising-awareness-during-infertility-awareness-214046034.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADW6gYu_v1p9A5jSe93S79vqQMeIN948gagrc-l7H3JYj4ZeGRQoD28fuIYX9Lorgn1O8UqkwFYX2E2Bdl_IJLa6pX_CcEHLkU2aRGvroQxs7MW9EIjtZZNqDw2S18SLlo_Dol0Mcbu8pzuKj5vAG_1mybUN71B45Z8BapT4Yaro
Pinterest: National Infertility Awareness Week board & resources: https://www.pinterest.com/resolve/national-infertility-awareness-week-board/
154. New series/ the Unfuckery Chronicles & reminding yourself- don’t give up!
153: let’s take a vacay/break : what does it do to your brain!?!
152. Women's History Month episode, weeks behind #sorryilysm #womentowatch
Women continue to forge a freer future for us at all times and these 12 women are leading the pack and what a lovely way to learn about those who have come before us and continue to change the way we live today.
Huge thank you to this Students for Liberty article and thank you to Ayn Rand/ Mary Wollstonecraft/ Isabel Paterson/ Sojourner Truth/ Mercy Otis Warren/ Rose Wilder Lane/ Sarah Mapps Douglass/ Suzanne La Follette/ Harriet Tubman/ Elinor Ostrom/ Mary Prince/ Tonie Nathan...
Today's resource: https://studentsforliberty.org/blog/womens-history-month-12-women-whove-contributed-to-a-freer-future/
151. #SundaySpill Fall 2022- Jan 2023 is back baby! Let's Catch Up on the Pop Culture!
TW// we do talk about death, life and addiction in this episode so please feel free to fast forward if our questions of things that we don't know offend you- As this is not our attention, we do our best to verbally process. We pray for the answers to the questions that you need are answered and are sending our thoughts and love to those families affected by any and all tragedies.
So many things were discussed in this delayed #SundaySpill with my galpal Steph! We are not only catching up with each other but also in regards to our Top three pop culture pieces of News from the Fall/Winter of 2022 (thanks mostly to @people, @bachelornation and a general @Google search for our resources this time) and well into January 2023 just doing our best to get back on track with one of your favorite episdes of #thebabeafpod. We definitely discuss some delicate topics and some 'i wonder who, how or why this has happened' to certain celebrities and well known starts in trying to understand the processes of their lives. Not all episodes are rainbows and sunshine so we do our best to bring you the most up to date information on that pop culture news.
We thank you for the bottom of our hearts to coming along on this learning journey with us as we dive into the details of Celebrities and what we love about them, no matter what.
150. The Dog Days are Over… What a song can do to get you through… #funfriday
149. Need a Boost like me? We are in this together!
148. Went on a search to love a new musician and I FOUND Kels! This weeks #womantowatch & listen!
I love how instagram can just bring us all together! I had a pleasure of sitting down with Kels last week for my first interview for #womentowatch Wednesday, lean in and give a listen!
From her website https://www.findingkels.com/about
KELS is the perfect mix of jazz, pop and soul. Her brash vocals and sultry style reflect the old school sound of some of her biggest influences- Ms. Lauryn Hill, Sarah Vaughan, Erykah Badu, Adele, and Amy Winehouse with a profound lyricism to match. Born in Germany to military parents, she moved often as a child. By age 5 she was living in Pittsburgh with her mother and brother. KELS started writing songs at 13 years old. Growing up she was heavily involved in choir, singing at church and in jazz ensembles. Her debut EP, Slow Ryde, released in November 2021 displays her unique vocal style and versatile songwriting. KELS debuted her original music at a series of music festivals in Pittsburgh during the summer of 2021- headlining at The Three Rivers Arts Festival, Millvale Music Festival, Picklesburgh and opened for Kat Wright on her fall tour stop at Thunderbird Music Hall. In early 2022, KELS released a series of live renditions of original music. Most notably, her independent release of “Just Let Me Go (Live at Kingfly Spirits)” gained over half a million views on TikTok and has been streamed over a quarter of a million times across all listening platforms. Her newest release, "Be Fine." was featured in Earmilk and Newsweek as well as on a billboard in downtown Atlanta. KELS has been based in Atlanta for one year, and recently held her first headlining show at Smith's Olde Bar. The show sold out before doors opened. KELS is currently touring the United States independently.
If you're available and in Austin this week (since I'll be out of town) please go see her and support her on tour this year!
March 8 sofar sounds Austin: https://www.sofarsounds.com/events/45543
March 16th no ticket needed: She goes on at 8pm at The Hive in Austin!
Please be sure to follow KELS on all social at @findingKels and listen to her on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0JzgaVLxpCeDg5WIm06DsU?si=l7pee-VCRVWMcvEgXp7GSw
147. Book Nerds Unite, here are 9 Books you should read before the movies arrive later this year! #thanksenews
Give yourself the time to lean back in to things you may love... its amazing what you can accomplish when you see the characters you read being brought to life.
I appreciate the cinematography of it all and to see who the director choose for the real life portrayals.
You guys know I am a #booknerd, with the launch of a failed attempt at a book club for the #babeafpod, so here I am getting some help from Tierney Bricker from @ENews for bringing some opportunities to each of us to may be read before we watch.
There will be the carousel of the book titles and go run and read your little heart out!
Without further adieu, here are your new TV Obsessions:
Daisy Jones & The Six, Kay Scarpetta, White House Plumbers, Love and Death, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, American Born Chinese, The Last Thing He Told Me, The Power & Three Women
146. Justina, Justina, the women who said SO MUCH without uttering a word! The new star of Superbowl 2023, is our #womentowatch this Wednesday!
I love it when a new artist emerges when you tune in to view Rihanna after many years with all her hits and discovering the coolest, most passionate girl in Justina Miles. What a freaking way to burst onto a large stage like online through Tik Tok and what better place than State Farm Stadium.
I really just adore talented people and what is so fun to find out is that she's normal like us! I cannot wait to see her to continuing soar and reach those big audacious goals!
Thank you for the 'CNBC Make it' article and CBS Mornings (with Gayle) interview in order to help us all fall in love with Justina and her badassery!
CNBC Make It: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/12/meet-justina-miles-rihannas-super-bowl-halftime-show-asl-performer.html
CBS Morning video/audio w Gayle's 'Talk of the Table' : https://youtu.be/BlTsBxu8KiQ
144. Miss Resolution? We don't know HER!
The promises you make to yourself in the new year may not always be the most consistently obtainable. I like to think of a 're-solution' for things you're wanting to improve on- take what you're already doing and improve a skill, frequency or helpful task to see how that goes. Or say 'fuck the resolution, idk her' and try smaller accomplished challenges throughout the month ESPECIALLY if they are uncomfortably fearful.
I have two quotes that have been hanging with me this week (thanks for my virtual instructors at Hotworx & my iFit app):
1. 'its just a slight incline, we'll get over it'
2. 'if you wait for the perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done'
Whether these help you in regards to a new household routine, workout, or starting something that you've been thinking about forever (ya know that scary thing that brings you THE MOST JOY!?!?!), S T A R T it. Do the things. You're here to do magnificent things, gain more connections, love yourself for your accomplishments AND failures and really really lean in to UNFUCKING yourself. & luckily for us, 2023 is the time and you are the vessel. let's go babes.
Thank you for listening to today's episode, please be sure to share on socials (@thebabeafpod) if something resonated with you or if you know some of your friends needs to hear that I've mentioned for encouragement in today's episodes. I'll see ya back next Friday!
145. Single in our Bat City? Come check out this @AustinMonthly event on 2/9/23!
Since I've been in cahoots with Dukesy since 2010, I have no idea how I could even date in the age of today, so if you're single in our Bat City, let @AustinMonthly help you out! They are hosting a rad Singles in the City event on February 9th with those most eligible (and badass) babes at the new South Austin spot, Superstition! While the gents are great on their own accord, this is a female empowerment podcast, so sorry gents, but ladies first!
All the information for the event and full list of the 12 amazing singles will be listed in the resources at the end of the show notes :) & thanks to Austin Monthly for the great info on the babes, I'll encourage my friends and followers to grab a ticket in hopes to find their SOMA ULTE (IYKYK)!
You can hear more about these babes in the episode so I am going to give their socials here and how to best find them:
1. Tabitha Ford, 28: @tabithaford
2. Kristy Owen, 37: @kristyowen/ @365thingsAustin
3. Vicky Lau, 31: @vickicup
4. Diana Melendez, 37: @dianamelendeztx
5. Olivia Lee, 29: @olivia_lovelee
6. Ebony Kenney, 40: @ebonykenney
Good luck to all attendants and hope you find someone who makes you discover a more badass and a better version of you, someone who makes you laugh the loudest and continue to achieve your dreams!
This episode resources:
Here's the full article from Austin Monthly with the event details: https://www.austinmonthly.com/singles-in-the-city-2023/
Austin Monthly 2023 Most Eligible Singles (gents included): https://www.austinmonthly.com/meet-austins-most-eligible-singles-2023/
143. What Do We Do in 2023 You Ask? Well, Come Find Out!
I didn't want to do the traditional episode for 2023 full of promises I don't keep to myself (or you) and really just have too much going on to figure it out at this point the month anywhere right? I mean I know You can change yourself at any time of the day in any way you want, so basically I compiled a list of things to make your week better, call a permission slip from ya girl JessRoseDukes, if you'd like. & here goes...
1. Celebrate the little victories: no matter how little and no matter the victory.
2. Your Tada list does not correlate to your self worth babes, if it gets done: great, if not, tomorrow can take care of it.
3. Make yourself into a card and give yourself more credit.
4. There is no justification in the way others see you. Your way of doing things is magnificently yours, ok?
5. Let the proof sit in the way you feel about yourself, loud and proud babes. Shout it from the rooftops :)!
I am so happy to be back and here with ya'll, three cheers for another circle time around the sun and #alwaysbebabef. Follow for more fun and inspiration @thebabeafpod. love you bunches. toodles & see ya next time!
142. Jess Goes West: the Roadtrip Monologues from my trip from Indiana to OKC in one day!
141. Its Tabitha Brown this week for #womentowatch, because 'that's our business'!
I am so blessed to be a bit more rested and back for more podcast episodes, ya know, what better way to start off than with the Vegan Queen, 'America's Mom' Tabitha Bonita Brown (@iamtabithabrown)!!! She brightens days like no one else, buckle up babes, let's dive in!
From Tab Time to TikTok and Target in between, this woman is freaking goals, babes. G O A L S. Emmy nomination(S)- thats TWO, an amazing accomocaldes of many for this ball of freaking sunshine. Speaking of sunshine, SHE HAS HER OWN SEASONING with McCormicks. I am blown away by her abilities. and its so so fun to watch!
Feel free to check it all out!
Donna's Recipe (tabitha's haircare line): https://www.donnasrecipe.com/
Instagram: @iamtabithabrown, @donnasrecipe
Youtube: Tab Time, and Life with Tab and Chase (along w other appearances) https://www.youtube.com/@iamtabithabrown/featured
Essence article with the TikTok Emmy Celebration video: https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/tabitha-brown-nominated-two-emmys/
Tabitha's Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabitha_Brown_(actress)
Tabitha's website (including 'how did Donna come to be video'): https://www.iamtabithabrown.com/about
Collab with McCormick for Sunshine Seasoning: https://www.mccormick.com/spices-and-flavors/herbs-and-spices/blends/sunshine-all-purpose-seasoning
Tabitha's line at Target (launching third installment soon): https://www.target.com/c/tabitha-brown-for-target/-/N-3k8lx
140. 'Power Rising: These are the Forbes #womentowatch in 2022', an article by Maggie McGrath! Let's go babes!
Sometimes when you're creating an opportunity to showcase amazing women every week, and then... @forbeswomen does it every year, giving you a 'better late than never' nudge to learn more about and highlight magnificently dynamic women you never would have known about inside your little life bubble. So thank you x infinity to Maggie McGrath, for writing about women who run companies, currencies and countries. You're really helping this babe out this week, so I can't wait to see the 2022 list!
Cheers to Mia Mottley- first female prime minister for Barbados, Najla Bouden Romdhane- Tunisia’s first-ever female prime minister, Lynn Martin- president of the NYSE, Angela Williams- the first Black female president and CEO of Easterseals, Canva cofounder Melanie Perkins, Tala founder Shivani Siroya, Bumble cofounder Whitney Wolfe Herd, and Clear Secure cofounder Caryn Seidman-Becker. Also to Kathy Hochul- The 57th governor of New York is the first woman in history to run the state, Nemonte Nenquimo-indigenous Waorani woman activist (a Goldman Prize and a “Champion of the Earth” honor from the U.N. Environmental Programme in December 2020) , Chinese standup comedian Yang Li, French-Malian pop-star (and Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe honoree) Aya Nakamura,Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s vice president of content for Asia-Pacific, and last but certainly not least, “I Will Destroy You” creator Michaela Coel.
I appreciate all that you do in your industries to create and collaborate in order to make change happen for all types of people in your native countries, states and counties around the world. You truly make this floating rock a better place and I cannot wait to continue to find inspiration in your words, your wisdom and your way of including others.
Big thanks again to Maggie McGrath of @Forbes, see the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2021/12/07/power-rising-these-are-the-women-to-watch-in-2022/?sh=58835fdb2225
139. How to Create your Own Fairytale: The Villain Enters, Part 3 of 6
What would be more horrifying in your life than a villain just squeaking their way into a space where they aren't wanted?
This week, thats insecurity, imposter syndrome and procrastination in your own life, getting in your own way and listening to the bullshit opinions of others. I hope you're love my endearing intro on how I have no idea how to go live in TIKTOK, but also the ramblings of how I work through the tragic endings of the things that make you feel like shit about yourself, about your lives and about the way you work to care and thrive in your occupational opportunities (ya know, your main source of income for a job). So gather around babes, you're not alone, you're not incapable or insufficient in talent- you're exactly where you need to be and everything is always working out for you.
im proud of you already and i can't wait to see you (and me) stride into greatness in the Autumnal season of the latter 2022. Cheers babes and lets go get what we deserve!
special thanks for Imagine Forest blog again for the summation of fairytale parts, see more here: https://www.imagineforest.com/blog/how-to-write-a-fairy-tale/
138. The DAME Angela Brigid Lansbury, of all the 'Murders She Wrote', her versatility shines the brightest. #womentowatch
I remember sitting on the couch on my Gran's davenport and watching 'murder she wrote' all by myself. I don't exactly think Gran knew what I was getting myself into, ya know just a precursor for my love to true crime, mystery, suspense and a flair for dramatics. I am sure that I was meant to be an actress in a former life or so I think.
Angela was one of a kind, particularly type cast in some roles but also shining the brightest in the most peculiar way (kind of like Mary Poppins' spoon full of sugar but in a spicy way). I didn't continue to read the entire article written by Daniel Lewis of the New York Times (@NYTimes) but I did play the audio of a charming post life interview 'The Last Word: Angela Lansbury' by Mervyn Rothstein & Kassie Bracken stating; The New York Times sat down with Angela Lansbury in 2010 to discuss her life and accomplishments on the stage and screen. She spoke with us with the understanding the interview would be published only after her death.CreditCredit...Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
See the full video & complete article here: I'm off to go watch some MSW, see ya back next week for another #womantowatchwednesday.
today's episode resources: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/11/arts/angela-lansbury-dead.html
137. the Most Awarded Lady in Country Music History: the Legendary Loretta Lynn #womentowatch
on 10/4/22, the world lost a dynamic woman in Country music and what a life to lead she had. From hardships to heroing tales of women empowerment, regardless of her passing this month, she was on the top of my list for #womentowatch because she was such a presence in all facets of her life and ours.
Thank you for her family for producing some amazing words of the life and times of Loretta and a heartfelt article in the NY Times by Margaret Renkl, a contributor who got to sit and chat with her many years ago to form the instant love match between the two. I am gathering that literally anyone that had the time to share the air with THE Loretta Lynn instantly fell in and felt love in return.
Long live the legacy, love and life of Loretta. Thank you so much for your powerful words and coming from a women who has risen from piles of ashes in her young 41 years, I appreciate the ability to soak up and disappear in your lyrics when I need too. I can't wait to blare some tunes and dance in my dining room in your honor. God speed darlin, we love you.
Brief overview of her life via a family statement: https://lorettalynn.com/loretta-lynns-family-statement-and-obituary/
Margaret Renkl for the NY Times, Opinion essay 'How I Fell in Love with Loretta Lynn': https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/10/opinion/loretta-lynn-trump-feminism-love.html
136. How to Create your Own Fairytale: Be your Own Hero, Part 2 of 6
Not all heroes wear capes, we here this time and time again in all aspects of our lives but DID YOU KNOW YOU HAVE EVERYTHING IN YOUR TO BE YOUR OWN HERO!!!!!! yea, I added CAPS because I MEAN IT, babes. you've got this, we've got this.
So, what does it actually take to BE A HERO? By definition a HERO is: the dictionary defines “hero” as “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” The definition of “a hero” has changed over the years, people arguing about if a hero must risk their life selflessly or very simply just be courageous. So, Lets dive into that! Thanks to Vince Poscente, he breaks down in his article 5 qualities of a Heroic Leader, all in all, Be Compassionate, Be FearLESS, Be Humble, Be Selfless, Be Persistant.
Notes from the Desk of From JessRoseDukes:
Compassionate in your ideals toward others
Fear LESS in all situation, you can do hard things
Humble in the way you don't always need to take credit for achievements, esp if its a team effort
Selflessness is a key component on keeping yourself sane in all relationships.
and Persistent in the pursuit of what makes you happy, and what lights your life are keys to being your own damn hero!
I am already proud of you and I thank those great article to assist in this week's episode, I can't wait to show you guys whats in store for Part 3 of our 'how to create your own fairytale' series here on the BabeAF podcast. See ya next week and love you bunches!
Main concept: Imagine Forest blog: https://www.imagineforest.com/blog/how-to-write-a-fairy-tale/
Vince's article about the '5 Qualities of a Heroic Leader' https://www.vinceposcente.com/blog/reach-your-growth-goals-in-1/2-the-time-0
135. Hispanic Heritage Month- the meaning, the celebrations and the babes who are paving the way! #womentowatch
I've lived in Texas for about 16 years and I have never really emersed myself in different cultures and community outside of my own, and that is most definitely on me as there are so many different things to learn from the human race. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from 9/15-10/15 and I intend to attend more events and learn more about not only the amazing women I chat about here but the amazing ones I run businesses alongside.
I encourage you with this broadcast of some of my local babes as well as amazing women who have paved the way, to get out, explore, learn and immerse yourself in a culture that isn't yours. Ask the questions, shop from local makers and really understand their stories, the story can develop quite a tell.
This weeks resources are graciously from KHOU*11, https://www.khou.com/article/life/people/our-story-our-history/why-hispanic-heritage-begins-on-sept-15/285-9108de5f-0827-4d05-a93c-f728d0784abe, a great blog post by Mar Z. Luna of the Homeschool Spanish Academy, https://www.spanish.academy/blog/13-famous-hispanic-women-in-history-who-made-enormous-impact/
Check out some of my fav local babes blazing amazing trails in their communities and mine:
Christabell Nunez of What the Bell Podcast, Sis Stop Shop and more to come! You can find her at @yosoybella, @wtbpod and @sisstop.shop & @growsisgrow on IG
Claudia Zapata, who is a Candidate for Congress with our local TX-21! You can follow along w her at @PoderconClaudia
Bessy Martinez of the amazing community she's built at @austinlatinasunidas, while is a markets/brunch/workshop community for all Latinas in the Austin area
Gabriela Alma Lopez-Bucio, owner of literally half the city with her amazing popup and instragrammable businesses! Taquero Mucho, the home of the pink taco (literally the taco shells are pink) @taqueromuchoaustin, Revival Coffee (the all pink coffee shop in ATX) @revival.coffee, the Fun Nightclub: Gabriela's Downtown @gabrielasdowntown, Two music venues: Mala Vida Austin (@malavidaaustin) and Mala Santa Austin (@malasantaaustin)
134. How to Create your Own Fairytale, Part 1 of 6
I am so so excited to introduce you to a SIX part series called 'Create Your Own Fairytale' for a couple of reasons, I can really give into the concepts and how it can relate to your daily lives and honestly, because I watch fairytale rom-com's for the strong willed women, fashion and of course, the libraries (insert my fav, Beauty and the Beast).
Thanks to the folks at the Imagine Forest blog, I had no idea where there with SIX parts to a fairytale. I just went ahead and loved movies from beginning to end and then realized that breaking this down is a really cool time to sit with myself and analyze and then share all those little snippets of goodness to you! I want to help you become the main character of your life. because you deserve it. damn right you do and we're gonna do this together.
Today's episode is discussing the 'moral' or lesson of the story, For example, the moral of 'Cinderella' is showing kindness to everyone, no matter how they treat you. It is her kindness that wins the Prince over and helps her to live happily ever after. Other great examples of morals can be found from reading Aesop’s fables, just check out this post on top 12 life lessons according to Aesop's Fables.
I can't wait for you to see what's up next :)!
the Imagine Forest blog: https://www.imagineforest.com/blog/how-to-write-a-fairy-tale/
Top 12 life lessons: https://www.imagineforest.com/blog/life-lessons-aesops-fables/
133. Long Live the Queen, interesting facts & great words of a great Matriarch, Pt 2 #womentowatch
I also found some amazingly kind, gracious and amazing words that were said about the Queen is quite a compilation of all the things we'd like to be said about us when we're no longer here.
I can't say it enough or fast enough- God love a woman who is dutiful to her values, and beliefs but also so fearlessly accurate in the treatment of herself and others, its magnificent. Long live the Queen indeed. Long life the Queen.
Coronation audio from the Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2pgmKeGEZg
Link to the Corinne Heller article for @ENews: https://www.eonline.com/news/1345428/70-royally-fascinating-facts-about-queen-elizabeth-ii-britains-longest-reigning-monarch
ABC GMA3 Broadcast with @QueenRania (Rania Al Abdullah, Queen Consort of Jordan): https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci0gzZNv9j_/
Sweet words of Barack Obama: https://www.instagram.com/p/CisINhLjw2T/
Thank you so much for hanging with me each/every week and believe in all that I am putting out here to help inspire, encourage and love you as well as I can.
132. Long Live the Queen, The interesting facts of a great Matriarch, Part 1 #womentowatch
Growing up as a small town Indiana girl, I never really believed in the Prince Charming kind of life. We grew up learning to dominate like the boys, playing against some of the greats in our neighborhood as well as learning to be loud enough to stand up for ourselves and use our sassy voices to get everything that we imagined. Those Roseberry girls, we don't follow a path, we blaze our own trail.
Why does this all relate to royalty, well, for the last SEVENTY years a woman as shaped multiple views of the Commonwealth, the realms and the like. While building a family, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor did as many great things that she was never summoned to do as Queen. She definitely went above and beyond with such a great grace and humble opportunity to strive in multiple facets of her reign.I didn't want to just put out an episode this week about the facts that you can get right off the bat through Wikipedia (you know I love it there) but I felt like something different needed to happen this time. Big Big thanks to Corine Heller of @ENews for her great article '70 Royally Fascinating Facts About Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch' - I went through the first half for Part one of this #womantowatch and next Wednesday, I'll dive into the latter half of the article with some added fun of some of my favorite friends to follow for all the updates on QE2.
Link to the article here (only read through 45 k?, the part two is coming 9/28): https://www.eonline.com/news/1345428/70-royally-fascinating-facts-about-queen-elizabeth-ii-britains-longest-reigning-monarch
131. Summer 2022 Recap of the #SundaySpill, we're back baby!!!
Steph and I are BACK BABES! She has a new last name and I have new hair (even tho its under a hat), we are joining forces to bring you all things BIP, 2 babes in the Bachelorette franchise, some amazing white floral covered celeb weddings, and of course so dish on the controversy!
Big shout out and thanks as always to our friends @zacharyreality, @bachelorettewindmill, bachelornation.com and many many more! We are so excited to learn from all the adventures you're going on through each and every day to get the hot goss for us to share.
We are so excited to be back in action, and hope you'll 'stay dramatic' and keep giving us all the goods to share and welcome all opinions and feelings throughout each chat we have!
Have the best September yet, See ya on the last Sunday of the month, babes.
130. R.M.DRK is bringing the fire today babes!
129. From Ballet to Badass Roles, Audrey Hepburn did it ALL! #womentowatch
idk, blame it on the new haircut ya'll but I have always loved Hepburns' immense poise and character in all that she did but there is just something about a woman that can make a deer in a supermarket happen for a role in a top-notch film of the Hollywood cinema era.
Thankfully, there were a TON of articles about Audrey all across the web, but I loved finding some amazingly unique articles about her, trying hard not to just run to Wikipedia but give some depth and additional fun facts about the babe that is Audrey for this weeks #womentowatch Wednesday!
I hope you enjoy and thank you to the follow articles in help with my research:
The Guardian: Audrey's greatest films ranked, https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/feb/17/audrey-hepburn-20-greatest-films-ranked
Harper's Bazaar: Audrey's greatest and most memorable fashion moments, https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/fashion/style-files/g30342/audrey-hepburn-best-fashion/
Parade: 40 of Audrey's best quotes, https://parade.com/977293/alexandra-hurtado/audrey-hepburn-quotes/
Marie Claire: 12 things you never knew about Audrey, https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/news/a14306/audrey-hepburn-fun-facts-trivia/
Thanks for all the fun this week and mark your calendars for the release date of my new true crime podcast called 'Saloon Sleuths' coming this Autumn 2022.
128. Choice, Chance or Challenge: it’s all yours babes!
127. Happy Happy Birthday Iris Apfel, Cheers to 101! #womentowatch
There is no other designer, woman or icon like the legendary IRIS APFEL! I mean if Gran were here, she'd definitely agree that I will be just like Iris when I am in my elder years and I am here for it! Happy Happy Birthday darling, you're an inspiration, thank you so so much for bringing more color to our lives!
Just a snippet of today's episode:
Iris Apfel (née Barrel; born August 29, 1921) is an American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon. In business with her husband, Carl, from 1950 to 1992, Apfel led a career in textiles, including a contract with the White House that spanned nine presidencies. In retirement, she drew acclaim for a 2005 show at the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring her collection of costume jewelry and styled with clothes on mannequins as she would wear it. She has become a fashion icon, she signed to IMG in 2019 as a model at age 97, and she was featured in a 2014 documentary called Iris by Albert Maysles.
Podcast Resources for today's Women to Watch:
Iris Apfel Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_Apfel
Harper Collins page for book purchase and featured video clips of Iris Apfel discusses her Black-Belt beginnings in Shopping:
Ageless Style with Iris Apfel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CyWN0B-wSQ
126. The Should Haves & The Should Knows, thank you Pamela Redmond Satran! #womentowatch
Here is the breakdown of the know how and should have's every woman should say outloud, move to change, pivot and oftentimes remind herself.
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
Enough money within her control to move out...
And rent a place of her own
even if she never wants to
or needs to...
Something perfect to wear if the employer
or date of her dreams wants to See Her in an hour...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
A youth she's content to leave behind....
A past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her Old Age....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
A set of screwdrivers,
a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...
One friend who always makes her laugh...
And one Who lets her cry...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
A good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her Family...
Eight matching plates,
wine glasses with stems,
And a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel Honored...
A feeling of control over her destiny...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
How to fall in love without losing herself..
HOW TO QUIT A JOB,
BREAK UP WITH A LOVER,
AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT
RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP...
When to try harder...
And WHEN TO WALK AWAY...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
That she can't change the length of her calves,
The width of her hips,
or the nature of her parents..
That her childhood may not have been perfect...
But it's over...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
What she would and wouldn't do for love or more...
How to live alone...
Even if she doesn't like it...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
Whom she can trust,
Whom she can't,
And why she shouldn't take it personally...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
Where to go...
Be it to her best friend's kitchen table...
Or a charming inn in the woods...
When her soul needs soothing...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
What she can and can't accomplish in a day...
And a year...
Written by Pamela Redmond Satran @thepamelaredmond
AHHHHH I have no idea where to go from here except spending the rest of the night with my face in a bowl full of noodles to see where I can get copies of 'younger' and 'older' from Pamela STAT and continually to spiral down a rabbit hole to find out more about her awesomeness :)! Cheers babes, I love you and don't forget to #alwaysbebabeaf, no matter what.
125. THIS ONE TIME AT GAL CAMP, 2022!
There are not many times in a woman's life where we can just chill the fuck out in a way that entirely authentic, loved, and enjoyed by other women. And luckily, all thanks to Charly Pope and her amazing foundation of @grownassladycamp, she brings all good times to light and love and an opportunity for all of us to come together each year with our weekend with each other.
This year, I had the opportunity to be a counselor and what I didn't realize is the additional badassery that would ensue with a weekend away with some badass babes. I mean GAL camp is like nothing I've ever experienced and sometimes when you hear 'you've got to see it to believe it' this is one of those instances. So while my new and old friends explain to you what makes them feel confidence through the weekend, @karinadeang's must have list and close out by the adorable Erin (aka most spirited award recipient), its definitely something that you have to experience yourself.
So without further adieu, I give you, GALCAMP 2022.
124. Its the light for me at the end of Serena's Tunnel for me. #womentowatch
We were both born in 1981 and played sports but WE ARE NOT THE SAME, me and Serena Williams. and that's alright by me.
I adored watching tennis w my Gran as a kid, from the greats like Martina and Monica to seeing girls my own age really dominant in their sport (from the Magnificent Seven to the Williams' sisters) I had it made when it came to icons and role models in athletics as I was growing up. The encouragement to try and be great enough for me was always a staple that sweet Alberta made me realize at a young age. I knew that I wasn't going to go pro or win an Olympic medal but taking some of the tactics and encouragement from the women I saw in sports was a huge asset to the woman I've become today.
Now, on to the GOAT that is Serena Williams.
There are so many articles, videos, even a new MOVIE, but what caught my eye is the latest VOGUE magazine with her on the cover announcing that she's be 'evolving' from tennis in the near future. I love that she uses the word 'evolution' instead of retirement because if you know anything about athletes or people that are even passionate about anything, that love and legendary accomplishments can never die, even if you're no longer active in the arena babes. The fire lives and breathes inside you as a human and its up to you to transition, pivot and keep that fire alive no matter the adventure.
Thanks to wikipedia, the vogue article as of 08/09/2022 (written by Rob Haskell & Serena Williams) and the sweet snippet of the FULL AMAZING fashion timeline of some of her greatest outfits (you know I had to include the fashion fun in there), see the full video here: https://www.vogue.com/video/watch/life-in-looks-serena-williams
Long live the Tennis Icon & Queen, we can't wait to see what you accomplish next, go on and be BABEAF, Serena, its all yours for the taking.
123. The art of Intimacy, let’s get into it.
122. Title IX Trailblazers: then & now #womentowatch
121. It’s OK, babes & Here is WHY!
1. Its okay to be single. Historically speaking, a Queen without a King was more powerful.
2. Its okay to love your curves and your chub rolls.
3. Its okay to be skinny and love your athletic build.
4. Its okay to not be into makeup and to love sweat pants.
5. Its okay to love full out glam and live everyday extra AF.
6. There is no such thing a perfect body.
7. We all have rolls when we bend over.
8. It's okay if you want a 9-5 life
9. Its okay if you want to build a business
10. Its okay if you do not aspire to marriage
11. Its okay if you want to be married early, or late
12. Its okay if you dont want kids
13. its okay if you want a house full of kids!
14. It’s okay if something in your closet doesn’t fit or work for you.
The most important thing to this life is living it FOR YOU! Ignore what society says is right, do what feels right to you! This life is far too short to spend it living to someone elses standards... live to yours.
120. Did the SCOTUS, really just OVERTURN RvW and is fucking with the RIGHTS of WOMEN? Listen in babes, its pretty Triggering
While I normally do not come on the internet to talk about religious, political or spirituality, I found some profound posts, articles and material that I refused to let your ears pass by without hearing. All topics are coming with a TRIGGER WARNING and all sensitive. While some of my statements are thrown in, I deem the right to block and ban if you come for me with an opinion that is harmful to my well being. If you're adult enough to be on the internet and have a social media account, you're adult enough to have an actual discussion about various view and outlooks regarding the general rights, civility and healthcare currently in this country.
Part 1: a snippet of the NPR article also heard on the podcast 'All Things Considering' https://www.npr.org/2022/06/24/1102305878/supreme-court-abortion-roe-v-wade-decision-overturn
Part 2: Patients A-E, shared scenarios of various patients who did not make it due to various complications of prolonged need or right for assistance. the Instagram post is by @wokedoctors in where they discuss the scenarios written by @bmwellsxox, med student and future ob/gyn stating 'This is has a high chance a becoming a devastating norm in this country with how things stand today. We can't allow this to happen, Abortion is Healthcare.'
Part 3: Shared snippet of a blog post by Gabrielle Blair of @designmom for the collective called @chamberofmothers about the male additional to the women and pregnancy equation. While some parts were shared on Chamber of Mothers, here is the full blog post: https://designmom.com/twitter-thread-abortion/ if you'd like to read more from her.
Part 4: Resources from V by @underthedesknews, for resources needed this weekend if you're needing care in your state, to take a road trip or to receive additional care when/if needed. Be sure to follow her on all socials, she's amazing with news I never understand. Here is the video that I shared on this episode: https://www.tiktok.com/@underthedesknews/video/7114714504730119470?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7095482665928164910
for those of you who didn't read it the first time, here is a second While some of my statements are thrown in, I deem the right to block and ban if you come for me with an opinion that is harmful to my well being. If you're adult enough to be on the internet and have a social media account, you're adult enough to have an actual discussion about various view and outlooks regarding the general rights, civility and healthcare currently in this country.
119. What have you done that was BRAVE lately? Here are some tips to help!
I can help and hope that the things I mentioned recently that I've been trying to be more BRAVE about have helped you in a way that pushes you safely into a space that allows you to do more active things that you consider challenging.
Before I go, you know I had to compile a list of tips to help you if you're on the bus struggling to reach new goals and put on that BRAVE cap babes:
Compliment a stranger- theres something so cool about giving verbal love to someone else.
Discuss goals and dreams outloud with someone who you don't normally share with- it'll help manifest them in a new way
Write down an unfulfilled goal/dream and put it on the fridge. the more you see it, the more it can become yours and attainable.
Admit you can't do it all and let something go- just the freeing sense of control of that is not only a juxtaposition but allows more space for the great to pop in.
Challenge yourself to do something by yourself, you know this is one of my fav activities and its not as scary as you'd think ;)
I really thank you for tuning today! How'd you like the new exit segment? i thought it was fun to record so I hope you like that.
#confetti corner: Merch is launching as soon as I like the way the website looks and keep an eye out for a Patreon too! Hooray!
118. Let's PIVOT Ross Gellar style- learn to lean into your COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY!
I've had some crazy adventures in the last couple of weeks that have been realllllly giving my patience, sanity and normal life situations a run for their money. Luckily, I am learning to adapt to new challenges and busting through some personal obstacles that I know I am not alone in. I just never really imagined that they would arrive in my 40's. I have no idea what took it so long but coping mechanisms are happily here better late than never so hooray for that.
Not only does it include a fun water main break in my front yard (all is fixed now thanks for whatever the heck 'blue glue' is called and skilled father-in-law. And an interesting interaction on Buckley and I's walk this afternoon, in the greatest protective way.
But I digress, Lets get to the unexpected article I found today written by @MarianneStenger (Marianne Stenger is a London-based freelance writer and journalist with extensive experience covering all things learning and development. She’s particularly interested in the psychology of learning and how technology is changing the way we learn. Her articles have been featured by the likes of ABC Education, The Huffington Post, Lifehacker, and Psych Central. Follow her on Twitter @MarianneStenger.) (link: https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/7-ways-develop-cognitive-flexibility/)
Here's some great ways to train your brain to navigate through pivots and expand some cognitive flexibility:
1. Alter your everyday routine.
2. Seek out new experiences.
3. Practice thinking creatively.
4. Don’t always take the easy way.
5. Go out of your way to meet new people.
6. Transfer your learning.
7. Challenge your morals.I am so thankful that these '7 Ways to Develop Cognitive Flexibility' tips not only quickly helped me today but definitely can assist you in your time of need as well. Thank you Marianne!
This week's #confetticorner from me this week is discussing a quick overview of my new work challenges and opportunities as well as the maunch lerch (aka MERCH LAUNCH) on 6/25 and why that date is so significant to me. I am so excited for you guys to see what is in store and Thank you for always showing up for me, I love you bunches.
117. 9 LGBTQ+ Women Who’ve Led the Way for the Next Generation!
Here is the great lineup with many to follow I am sure of it:
Marsha P. Johnson
Billie Jean King
Thank you for not only Sahara but also these amazing individuals for showing us how it can be done when we set our mind to challenge change when its in the face of not only insecurity of others but also the way communities can and should be built- surround and filled with love.
Happy Pride Month babes!
Tune in on Friday for an expected episode on How to Pivot like Ross Gellar. Thanks for hanging and if there are any other advocates this month that you'd like for me to highlight- feel free to email me at email@example.com. I love you bunches and I'll see ya next time, toodles.
116. Let’s walk it out: how taking steps back can boost you forward!
115. Helen Keller Conspiracies & Ableism: Part 2 of #womentowatch Wednesday
114. #SundaySpill: May 2022
three cheers for May 2022, all things included this week like the 2022 Met Gala, our favs and fails, 'back to the beach' with the OGs Kristin and Stephen, some Bachelor news, Kardashians tea is being spilled and The Trial Heard Round the World, ya'll!
Source materials mostly from @morganptalks, cultura colectiva, YouTube for most of our trial coverages, the interwebs and Teen Vogue for today's episode.
Please like, share, comment, rate, review, and subscribe and we'll see ya for a sweet little June Wrap Up with a newly married Mrs. Clark ;)!
113. Happy Pride Month Babes!!! HOW CAN I BE A BETTER ALLY, YOU ASK!? let me upgrade ya.
All opinions stated here are my own and I am so blessed to have a platform that supports that in addition but not limited too, don't forget that 'love is love' and if you're not down with that then this very well may not be the podcast, person or listening room for you. Carry on, but work on being better in your our right k, babe?
Thank you to all the people who have fought to lessen those marginalized in different communities so that I can learn to be a better support and ally for those in need.
al*ly // verb /əˈlī/ 1. combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit.
' the guide to allyship' a short list: (found here: https://guidetoallyship.com/Take on the struggle as your own. Transfer the benefits of your privilege to those who lack it. Amplify voices of the oppressed before your own. Acknowledge that even though you feel pain, the conversation is not about you. Stand up, even when you feel scared. Own your mistakes and de-center yourself. Understand that your education is up to you and no one else.
Thank you to Jess Natale of @so.informed and Jamal Anthony Taylor of @lemmeeducateyou
instagram posted listed there for the collab: https://tinyurl.com/solemmeig
The Trevor Project, The Marsha P Johnson Institute, & the Trans Justice Funding Project are just a couple of the amazing resources they highlight throughout the post collaboration. Definitely listen in for more and write down all resources that you may be to be a better ally.
I believe that this episode is not just helping for gain more information but to also educate us about the ways in which other humans live their lives and the resources in which are constantly need to grow, shape and come together for each other in the future.
More avenues to learn listed here and spoken the podcast today:
YWCA: 10 best ways to be an ally : https://tinyurl.com/ywcaally
ALCU: How to Be a Better Ally 101: https://tinyurl.com/aclually101
112. #womentowatch: Helen Keller, Part 1
Trigger warning: this episode touches on war, slavery, political views of others in a time from 1880-1970, please be advised.
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. All the information talked in this episode are that of her Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller, feel free to browse through all the honors, citations, and literature written by such a transformative women for person with disabilities and advocacy.
Stay tuned to part 2 to hear of the many conspiracies surrounding Helen and her works.
111. Mental Health Awareness Help: 7 Things Crisis Counselors and Therapists Want You to Know about Reaching Out for Help
With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I wanted to take the time to share a group of articles that I saw in one of affinity groups of work. My fulltime job with Zillow and we have these amazing groups (for example, women empowerment, pride, women over 40, women in sales) groups where we have the opportunity to join, be included, and be an ally. So with that being said, a couple of tags and articles that were shared in a group this week are definitely some that I felt the need to share and give resources to those in need or to keep on hand to share with others as well.
I believe that mental health is dynamic in all our our stages of self care and how we navigate all things and ourselves in all situations.
Here are some things that Crisis Counselors and Therapists Want you to know:
1. You are not alone
2. Suicide Is Not the Solution…
3. …But You Don’t Need to Know the Solution Right Now
4. Your Feelings Will Pass
5. Your Counselor Is Not Frightened by Your Thoughts
6. Your Counselor Loves What They Do and Wants to Help
7. Your Vulnerability Is a Strength, Not a Weakness
Thank you for tuning into this quick episode, I know that we could dive really deep into the depth of what this month means to us but I wanted to give a quick article that really spoke to me and would give the opportunity to reach ya'll in a time or need or have the resources to share to someone who may need it. I really appreciate each and every one of you- love you bunches.
Full article with links here: tinyurl.com/7thingscounselor
Grief Situations: tinyurl.com/griefsituations
Authentic Connections: tinyurl.com/authenticconnections1
Self Care Breaks: tinyurl.com/selfcarebreaks
Stronger Versions of Ourselves: tinyurl.com/stongerselfversions
Where to Get Help
If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, these organizations may provide assistance:
National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline Call: 800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line Text
“TALK” to 741-741
The TrevorLifeline – serving members of the LGBTQ+ community ages 25 and under
Text “START” to 678-678
110. #womentowatch: Stacey Park Milbern: Happy Belated Birthday!
This week's #womentowatch, is Stacey Park Milbern all thanks to a #GoogleDoodle on 5/19/2022 honoring not only her legacy but what would have been her 35th birthday.
Here is more on Stacey and some amazing information I learned about her:
Stacey Park Milbern was a queer, Korean-American disability justice activist, who co-founded the disability justice movement and dedicated her life to advocating for marginalized communities. In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, today’s Doodle—illustrated by San Francisco, CA-based guest artist, Art Twink—celebrates Stacey Park Milbern’s legacy on what would be her 35th birthday.
Milbern was born in 1987 in Seoul, South Korea. She grew up in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and began her service as a leader for disability justice at the age of 16. After noticing a lack of advocacy for disabled LGBTQ+ and people of color, she teamed up with other activists in 2005 to coin disability justice—a framework dedicated to ensuring the perspectives of traditionally marginalized groups within the disabled community weren’t left out of the fight for disability rights.
At the age of 24, Milbern moved to the Bay Area, California, where she worked tirelessly to organize, write, and speak for the movement, and became Director of Programs at the Center of Independent Living. In 2014, Milbern was appointed to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities and served as an advisor to the national administration.
“I want to leave a legacy of disabled people knowing we are powerful and beautiful because of who we are, not despite of it." - Stacey Park Milbern
From advocating for national legislation to building community through the Disability Justice Culture Club—Stacey Milbern always dreamed big and lived up to her values. Happy 35th birthday, Stacey Park Milbern.
Thank you all for the help in learning and helping to further advocate for communities like and for Stacey Park Milbern- here are all the found resources, please go take a read, a watch and a listen:
Google Doodle courtesy of Art Twink and more designs here: https://tinyurl.com/arttwinkig
Google Doodle link for more: https://tinyurl.com/staceymilberngoogledoodle
More on the article of 'In her own words: Remembering and Honoring Stacey Park Milbern' by American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) : https://tinyurl.com/andcgooglestacey
Youtube video behind the Google Doodle: https://tinyurl.com/staceyMgoogledoodle
109. #womentowatch: Hilary Duff, in the Buff & Baring it all for Women's Health!
I love it when a woman is coming into their own as a human and when they get all free-spirited and boss on it, really just had fuel to my #girlcrush fire. I have loved HD since 'younger' well that's because I am older than the Lizzie Maguire fandom BUT I can appreciate the adventures she's gone on throughout the years to be the woman that she is now!
@womenshealthmag sat down with her (clothed for the interview) to chat and be the spokeswomen for their Body issue and they could not have picked a better candidate! I learned so much in such a short period of time and as an avid lover of HIMYM, I am excited that she's a main character in HIMYF (thats How I Met your Father, for those of you not in the know!
You'll hear a clip of the article for about 6 minutes and you're definitely gonna want to buckle up buttercup because she spills some of her best kept beauty and body secrets. I am not sure if the online version is the same as the print but I have the hardest time reading aloud today SO I wanted to give you the link to the article so you can read aloud for the class or to yourself- whatever sprinkles your cupcake.
Three cheers for Hilary and her continued badassery and while I didn't have an in person chat with her like Karen Varby did, I hope you guys enjoy and get some inspiratation from this multifaceted and beautiful babe.
HUGE THANK YOU & Full article here: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a39854111/hilary-duff-naked-cover-interview/
Be sure to like, share, comment, follow, subscribe, rate & review and if you need me - I'm at socials @thebabeafpod and you're also welcome to email me for collabs at firstname.lastname@example.org - Toodles and love you!
108. You are not a fucking label, you're a fucking human!
alright, I rarely get fired up by things on the internet because well, i like to be blissfully unable of the shit that doesn't serve me SO i really got thrown for a loop this week when I saw the admirable Jacqueline Doty (feminine energy dating coach, @claritybyjacqui, full video here: https://tinyurl.com/56fahx6r) discussing how 'men don't like loud women' in one of her tiktok videos.
And it really got me thinking... yep, using my brain here babes...
WHY THE LABELS? Why the loud? calm? confidence? meek? understatement? stereotyped? sexualized?
WHY ANY OF THIS BULLSHIT THAT MAKES US FEEL LIKE CRAP ABOUT OURSELVES AND THEN PROJECT THAT TO SOMEONE ELSE?
Y'all I could go on and on in the negative headspace that labels really fucking with me, but alas, there's always a lesson (or four actually) to learn, so buckle up, here we go.learn to let go of the judgement, check out Gabrielle Bernstein's judgment detox journal, if you have no idea where to start. be more self aware: im labeling this one, the 'ope & pivot'.- don't let self doubt sally come back uninvited. find true belief! is this actually something that i am using MY brain to conclude and think for MYself (unselfishly, lets hope) or is it the alternative? be graceful and leave that mind open- its crucial for all types and forms of development.
Honestly, I'm thankful for women like Jacqui because they challenge my way of thinking and understanding the reasons for other trains of thought and trust me, everything you hear from me is a opinion (unpopular or not) of myself. I adore the juxtaposition of the human race so before I go, have the conversations that make you uncomfortable and open up your ability to judge less and love more.
Sidenote: MERCH IS LAUNCHING 6/25/2022, more on that in a later episode, three cheers to this weeks #confetticorner, whats yours?
107. #SundaySpill: April 2022
Steph and I welcome back one of our busiest month's personally to chat about a pop culture halt with a lot of the info that we've previously been discussing. I mean did anyone else feel like APRIL 2022 was a hot mess/ spicy disaster well on the express bus to the shitshow.
From new BABIES from the Pauls, the Criss's, those who were on The Ultimatum, Duggerville and the Kennedys of E!, cheers ya'll.
Happy Happy Bday to some of our favorites: Leighton, Jack, Rudd, and a Hudson with more more to celebrate.
And our Favorite segment, shall be named as our BuckeUp Bachelor news, orignal right!? We talk about whats the come in Paradise, hooray for engagements and our top three from the franchise.
I definitely love a hot goss segment, and while this one is short and simple, its definitely full of our opinions, to share yours, please and thanks.
106. #womentowatch: The Magnificent life of Naomi Judd
With the unexpected and tragic passing of Naomi Judd this past weekend, I thought it only fitting to chat about the amazing woman that she was and all that she helped contribute to country music.
I loved learning about Naomi through all the information from her Wikipedia page encompassing all the amazing awards and accolades that she received throughout her magnificently talented 76 years. Not only a remarkable mother to Wynonna and Ashley, but she brought such a light to the advocacy of her Hepatitis C diagnosis and gave to herself to many organizations like the American Liver Foundation as a spokeswoman. As of May1, 2022, The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, what a dynamic tribute.
Naomi & Wynonna Judd's 10 Essential Songs (in no particular order):
"Have Mercy" (1985)
"Mama He's Crazy" (1984)
"Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues" (1987)
"Why Not Me" (1984)
"Girls Night Out" (1984)
"Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)" (1986)
"Love Can Build a Bridge" (1990)
"Cry Myself to Sleep" (1985)
"Rockin' With the Rhythm of the Rain" (1985)
"Young Love (Strong Love)" (1989)
Huge thanks to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naomi_Judd and Rolling Stone for this amazing article written by JONATHAN BERNSTEIN, STEPHEN L. BETTS, JON FREEMAN & JOSEPH HUDAK on https://tinyurl.com/RollingStoneNaomiJudd.
Please find remarkable resources for your mental state in any / all ways that you can. Better Help (not sponsored) is a great resource for all kinds of ways to speak to amazing therapists through text, video or phone chats and they are frequently available. As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to highlight some great resources as well; National Suicide Prevention Lifeline available 24 hours in English and Spanish and you're welcome to call or chat; 800-273-8255 with the full website here: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=onebox
Thank you for listening to this weeks women to watch Wednesday, I feel like there are a ton of ways that we are able to support each other by highlighting not only amazing badass women in our local communities but learning from those who are blazing their own trails throughout their industries just as Naomi did. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to be chat this week and highlighting such a legend.
Some amazing Spotify https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO4C55rG?si=8e218b10c5b040e2 that I love including the Judd's!
In other housekeeping news: Things I like that you should fucking buy this week is my stellar handpainted hat by @pipperberlinhatco, my girl Christina Hinnant is so damn talented and you should check her out.
105. #WomentoWatch: My Sit down with Meg Calvin- Can YOU Guess what happens when two #BookNerds Collide?!
I am so thrilled to sit down this week with Meg Calvin an amazingly dynamic woman who I know how to get say is not only my counterpart in loving all things literature (I mean she helps people write books ya'll), but also a great gal pal when it comes to about the best plumping lip gloss !
Meg is a powerhouse who is not only ravishingly beautiful and humble but she is the midset of helping Spiritually-attuned go-getters write, market & sell their books. I mean, what better babe to have in your wheelhouse than a best selling author. Tuning into today's episode is going to give you not only an insight on who Meg is and what tools she has to love (I mean, we may or may not have come up with her next IG Reel) but she is hilariously funny and diligently accurate in all her answers and coming from someone who has no filter, she has really taught me a lot about being concise and thoughtful in all that is coming out of my mouth (don't worry, the filter free life is still the life for me, but may be i'll answer a bit slower these days!) ;)
I want to give a huge hug to Meg and thanks for showing up for me, I really appreciate all that you continue to do for those around you!
Be sure to check her all out on socials at @heymegcalvin and visit her link tree for support here: https://linktr.ee/meg.calvin
Stay tuned to next week's #womentowatch, its historical babe coming atcha!
104. Be Happy with What you have While Working for What you Want! thanks Helen Keller
Thank you Helen Keller, no I'm not talking about the punk song by the band 3OH!3 but the actual Alabama born, American Author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer, yes her. She had a quote that I adore so much that states; 'Be Happy with What you have while Working for What you want.' We are such a society these days for wanting instant gratification and what I find so fulfilling in anything that we launch into the world (albeit a adult activity that may or may not be open and ready for preorder with full launch on April 10th), that we must find grace in moments of uncertainty and give ourselves the abilities to love on the little victories while we want for the big time celebrations.
I discuss also in this quick little nugget the reasons why 4/10 means so much to me and how I get to show up and stand up for those who continually do so for me (hi, that's you!). I am so excited for this adventure with ya'll in a shop, in merch to come soon and being in places with people that always allow me to be myself but also the way in which we get to better each other. I can't thank ya'll enough.
Wrapping this up in a cute bow before I nosh on burritos and movies with hubs tonight and a princess party tomorrow with my nieces, I'm leaving you the keys to the kingdom- go ham on snagging the 'fuck yeah, confidence' adult activity book either at the bio link with ways to listen this podcast OR directly through here (any order between now and 4/9 will get some free goodies from me in their orders, cheers) www.tinyurl.com/thebabeafpod
See ya back next week, love you bunches, babes.
103. #WomentoWatch: Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear, the Grammy Award winning Bridgerton Musical Queens
This week I am adding the previous love that is 'babe of the month' and the new Wednesday lady love '#Women to Watch' and ya know, what better way to kick off the collab of not just one woman but two!
blasting through the curtains, Barlow & Bear, babes.
If you've been sleeping in the orchestra pit, you better wake up because Abigail and Emily are doing things that not many women in a male dominated industry like the theater space are doing! From being the youngest woman to be nominated and winning many awards to basically creating a new genre of music through TikTok that we are all obsessed with for many years to come.
On the heels on the launch of Netflix's Bridgerton (iykyk), these babes created A WHOLE ASS ALBUM if it was a musical. Also, IT NEEDS TO BE A MUSICAL! I mean yes please, bring me the Bridgerton boys & put me in period attire and thank you!
I loved diving in to more of the rave reviews of each of these women together and separate, if you don't know I adore a girl gang and they are building quite the community all the while, keeping us on our toes with the major of doing it not only together but showing the world what can be done!
Be sure to watch them on TikTok if you need a great and information ear worm love fest: @abigailbarlowww, @emilythebear and the compilation of @bridgertonmusical as well.
Huge thank you to the following sites for the information on the babes:
The Babes: https://www.barlowandbear.com/
Emily Bear: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Bear
Abigail Barlow: https://www.kennedy-center.org/artists/b/ba-bn/abigail-barlow/
Also, feel free to grab your own copy of my new 'Fuck Yeah, Confidence' Activity book (now open for preorder through 4/9 with special goodies from me at: https://tinyurl.com/fycactivitybook
102. #SundaySpill: March 2022
Ya'll last Sunday Steph sent me a note that said 'hey do you want to record this week' and I was like 'no, lets wait, a lot can happen in FIVE days' and boy, did I know nothing about what events would transpire from 3/26-3/31 even just a mere hours about sending that text.
This week we are chatting about all things Bachelor Nation, the hinted relationship between our boyfriend Blake and Giannina, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, Rhianna and all the new baby news, not to mention 'the Slap heard round the world' and what we believe to be a conspiracy or the actual truth. Special shout out to @zacharyreality for helping us out with some BachNation/crossover news and Jim Carrey for always keeping it real as the OZ behind the Entertainment industries velvet curtain.
I always love catching up with Steph and I'm so happy we get this time today when we are sitting halfway across the US from each other when we'd rather be brunching in person. Thanks for hanging out babes, lets fill our cups up for April and we'll spill it all next month!
Toodles and don't forget to check out the Spotify Q&A link below!
101. #WomentoWatch: Getting back to our #BabeAF roots, ya'll!
100. Keeping it ONE HUNDRED, with a Special Surprise Guest!
for the 100th episode of the BabeAF pod, we decided to record LIVE on Instagram with a little Q&A featuring my adorable husband Chris Dukes, aka Dukesy aka loverboydogbabydaddyfavoritehuman. We are going back and forth and taking some of your questions for each other and we dive into anything from our favorite people on the planet to how we feel about not having children- yep, we go there!
I am so excited for there to be more 10/10 recommended podcasts from the man that I get to share my life with, the man who support all my hair brained ideas and who is my biggest fan! I could not do half the shit I've accomplished in the last 10 years without his encouragement.
Ladies and Gents if I could give you one piece of advice when you're finding a life partner, lobster or somaulte (if you know you know), pick and choose wisely but make sure when the shit gets emotional and difficult and challenging that you walk through the sidewalks in your life holding the hand of someone that will not only cheers to your accomplishments but smack you on the butt when you did a good job.
Honestly, though, I am so thankful that we've gotten this far and we're only getting started. I adore each and all of ya'll for sticking around, listening and encouraging my quirky ass to continue this platform and all the ridiculousness that comes along with it... heres to 300 more! mwah.
99. #WomantoWatch: Where Science Meets Self Care with Shanila Sattar of AlwaysPlay Studios
'Feel love activate inside yourself and awaken the divine feminine energy within you - all about, joy, strength, ease, and passion. Let the beautiful sounds of the bowls hug you and remind you how strong and full of grace you are. Let the alchemies bring you grounding.' Shanila Sattar.
I never realized how actively science, sound baths and self care all coincided until I sat down from Shanila, she is such a trailblazer in this industry and I am so happy that she's sitting down with me this week for our Wednesday #womantowatch series. I never knew that some of the aches, pains and stresses of your daily life could be manifesting in so many different ways, come along on this journey of self healing and adventure today. I bet you'll find something out about yourself that you didn't know ;)!
A huge thank you to Shanila and her team for the correspondence and flexibility over the last couple of weeks. I can't wait to being the babes to your classes and show up for your community like you have for mine.
Where you can find all things Shanila and her work;
Breathwork Book: www.alwaysplay.org/orderbreathe
The Playground Podcast: www.alwaysplay.org/podcast
Free community for healers and mystics: www.tinyurl.com/playground222
Her Soundbaths & other resources through YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_edNY64VP1vSLDHqNw89fA
Social media handles: @shanila.sattar, @alwaysplaystudios and @breathworkfacilitatortraining
Her 12 month Healing Arts Practitioner Immersion starts 3/20/22, Enroll on her website. www.alwaysplay.org
98. Say Fuck no to Self Doubt: Strategies to Eliminate!
we're talking some strategies today babes, ways to eliminate the self doubt that creeps in like TLC when you're not expecting it so the properly ways to navigate may not be what you expect, its time to stop overthinking, collaborate with your previous life situations and listen to your guy...
ok ok enough of those throwbacks, its time to dig in and find the ways through it; so heres so great strategies to help move past the Sally in your life, yep, i've named her, that self doubt, hey its easier for me to identify and push her out of my way to greatness!start to notice your habits and situations when Sally creeps remind yourself of the outcome of a previous experience use Sally as a form of protection whether its a celebration, struggle or challenge- its worth it for growth inhale self trust/exhale self doubt choose affirmations, pray, encouragement for yourself act like Ted Lasso, and just believe.
Feel free to check out a free template of affirmations from the Modern Day Manifestations blog and surprise (there are some extra tips listed here too! https://moderndaymanifestations.com/negative-manifestations/
I know that these tips may not always be ready and willing to help you push past the Sally's in your life but when you have a bit of faith, understanding and perseverance for yourself, the best versions of yourself can definitely start to shine.
don't forget to dance when you're in doubt and step out of the darkness in to the light babes, its always been yours.
Be sure to follow more inspiration at @thebabeafpod on all socials and don't forget to shop Charlie's store and check out her amazing creative writing and tips at @moderndaymanifestations! See you back next week!
97. #WomentoWatch: Nikki, owner of Austin based company, Beatnik Beauty & Unlikely to Apologize Podcast!
Ya know how you just sit down with someone and you instantly connect? Well ya'll, Nikki of Beatnik Beauty and cohost of the Unlikely to Apologize Podcast, is one of those dynamic women! I didn't expect to have so much in common right off the bat and definitely can't wait to grab a drink and spend some time together throughout our town. I adore the way we can now compliment each other fantastically in life and business.
Nikki is the founder and owner of one of the coolest new home based businesses called Beatnik Beauty: Beauty, cosmetic & personal care company, normalizing the imperfections of perfectly balanced lives (find more here www.bbeatnikbeauty.com) and co-host of an amazing women empowerment podcast with her great friend Heather called Unlikely to Apologize :Just two friends having real conversations about the things no one wants to talk about @heatherlynnflores & @nikki_cammz! check them out here on all platforms: linktr.ee/Unlikelytoapologize
What a rad duo- amiright? I love the way that this fireside chat felt so great in regards to coming together, have a laugh or 15 and then doing what we are in regards to finding passion and implementing it into the world to help change the minds and attitudes of others. What a great gift !
Please follow her on socials :
Huge hugs and thank you to Nikki for spending some time with me online, I am now more blessed and full in life because of you and don't worry my hair is about be to badass with the new hairbake coming my way! Can't wait to collaborate soon!
Feel free to like, share, subscribe, rate, review and follow each week for more details on the next #womentowatch on Wednesdays! Interested in working together or know someone who would be great for this series? email me: email@example.com
95+1. #SundaySpill, February 2022 Edition
This week Steph and I sit down and chat about all things babes, engagements, the GOAT, Bachelor therapy & how we feel about new celebrity couples.
New Babies on the Block: Shay & Matte, Ashley Graham's Twins, Rhianna & A$AP, Kylie & Travis (with Kardashian child predictions), Eve, Brian Austin Greene & Sharna Burgess, honorable no mention: Shailene & Aaron
Celebrity Love Fests: Kanye & everyone who looks like Kim, Euphoria love, Bennifer, Adele & Rich, Simole & Jonathan, Shaun & Nina, Ryder & Iris
Strong & Awesome Mentions: Nicola Coughlan, New Cast of The Color Purple, Retirement of Brady, Ed Sheeran & Taylor make music love again, Jake's update Taylor & Austin Butler (great pick for Elvis's Biopic)
Bachelor Nation: This week in Bach History, Becca & Thomas take Mexico (again), the Booth family , Joe & Natasha's pick for Clayton's lady, Therapy a la Bachelorette and who we'd love to see as a new Bachelor host.
If you have anything you're dying to hear about in March, let us know- we'd love to give our thoughts! Thanks for tuning in for this month's Sunday Spill and we can't wait to bring in Spring with you!
96. #BabeAFBookclub Review: Delia Owens, 'Where the Crawdads Sing'
The inaugural installment of the #babeafbookclub is here! We are reading a book/month and for January 2022, we dove into Delia Owens' book, 'Where the Crawdads Sing' and we had the best time learning from each other and there are definitely a few twists and turns in the storyline that we were surprised by as we were going through it! We learned that the paperback as a small cookbook in the back and I'll be sure to post along with our review on socials.
Here are the general basis of the questions that were discussed, Thanks to @reesewitherspoon's bookclub doing it first, we loved following suite.
1. How does the North Carolina marsh setting shape the story? In what ways does the setting seem like another character in the novel?
2. Discuss the series of events that led to Kya living alone in the marsh. Who failed her, and who was there for her? Were there better choices that could have been made?
3. How do Kya’s observations of nature influence her understanding of the world? Give examples of how Kya’s decisions were influenced by things she saw in nature.
4. How did you feel about Kya’s decision not to return to school? How different would her life have been if she had stayed in school?
5. What is Kya’s relationship like with Jumpin’ and Mabel? Why are the drawn to Kya — and what do they have to offer her?
6. Which characters had the biggest influence on Kya? On whose lives did she make the biggest impact?
7. Did the people of Barkley Cove owe anything to Kya? What does it mean for her to be an outsider, and how does it impact her life and choices?
8. How is poetry used in the book? What does poetry mean to Tate and to Kya?
9. What does Kya learn about relationships by watching fireflies? How did her interpretation of their behavior inform her choices later?
10. Contrast Kya’s relationships with Chase and Tate. What do each of them offer her, and what does she represent to them?
11. What does Kya learn by watching the girls in Barkley Cove? How is her idea of womanhood influenced by her observations and by her life in the marsh?
12. Do you see Kya as a victim? Why or why not? How did your opinion of her change over the course of the book?
13. How did you feel about the outcome of the trial? Do you think Tate made the right decision? Why?
14. Did the ending of the book offer the closure you wanted? Were you surprised or disappointed by the way the book ended?
15. What did the title, Where the Crawdads Sing, mean to you before and after you read the book?
Be sure to check out Tieghan's recipe for a blackberry bourbon // recipe: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/blackberry-bourbon-smash/
Zoom Happy Hour Drink Suggestion; Blackberry Bourbon Smash by Half Baked Harvest (thank you Tieghan Gerard) [In honor of the blackberry jam Kya takes to Jumpin’ and Mabel’s house, we suggest serving this Blackberry Bourbon Smash at your book discussion. Combining muddled blackberries with bourbon, ginger beer, honey, lemon, and a mint garnish, I think this beautiful and fruity cocktail will be a smash with our book group!]
Overall rating of the first book of 2022, why yes, the question everyone is asking ... (noone is asking but I'm giving it to you ANYWAY), 4/5 stars baby, would recommend. My only flaw is essentially my ability to comprehend and read faster so its nothing to do with Delia's ability. Can't wait to hand for February's book ya'll!
95. Its Palindrome Week & Diving into Angel Numbers!
What a fun week we've had to round out February 2022 babes!
As a former educator, I adore a palindrome, ya know where the number is spelled the same forward AND backwards (i know, #NERDALERT). Can you guess my favorite?
In numerology, angel numbers are a repetitive sequence of three or four numbers that appear in seemingly random places in your life to convey a spiritual or divine message. 1111, for example—that are shown to you to convey a divine message. “When numbers appear repeatedly this can be the angels sending you messages and it is up to the receiver to work out what those messages mean."
If you want a deeper dive, this is the great article well + good chatted with a psychic medium to discuss the results of all the angel numbers here:
featuring badass babes like :celebrity aura reader, psychic medium, and spirit guide Megan Michaela Firester, who goes by Mystic Michaela. Novalee Wilder, a certified numerologist spiritual advisor and intuitive mentor Diana Zalucky, known as The Empress Advisor Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times best-selling author and spirituality pro
Thanks for hanging and may the angels always be with you!
Be sure to like, subscribe, share, rate, review & follow everyone on socials at @thebabeafpod & email me for collabs at firstname.lastname@example.org. love you bunches & see you Wednesday at 9p for our new #womentowatch episodes!
94. #WomentoWatch: Allie Tessier of the Babesplaining Podcast!
Its Wednesday babes! Time for the new babeaf segment called 'Women to Watch', I love sitting down with women who just blaze amazing trails, dance to the beat of their own drum and really fucking show up for others when push comes to shove. I mean who doesn't love a strong, intelligent and talented babe?
This week I have an amazing afternoon chat with Allie Tessier of the Babesplaining Podcast and while we quickly found each other and fell into adoration for the badassery of each other, I definitely learned alot of how to take charge of what you want in life, in a career and how to not take any shit from the naysayers and its all due to Allie. I think the concept of her podcast is genius and as you heard, I am a bit pissed I didn't think of it first, love a good branding opportunity!
I want to send a great thanks for her for being my first #womantowatch and I definitely can't wait to follow Allie along in her career and see how many amazing adventures she goes through in this life!
Be sure to check her out at the ass crack of dawn (yes, her episode comes over each Wednesday at FIVE AM), I'll definitely catch the replay on that, but follow her @thebabesplainingpod on instragram and I can't wait to put her marketing tip to use ;)! Thanks again darlin, I had the best time!
93. Extra! Extra! Listen up, Babes, Kerry Lynn's here with Drag Queen Telegrams, bringing the Sass!
I just adore women who are doing shit that no one else is
women doing shit that matters.
adoration was quick when i met Kerry Lynn at the beginning of February and through a Women of Atx FB Group. Ya'll when I tell you she's gathering a troupe of even cooler humans to bring joy, excitement and surprise to Central Texas, that is nothing to scoff at but definitely a force to be reckoned with. Ya'll say it with me now, DRAG QUEEN TELEGRAMS! I mean just the sheer thought of amazingness, pride and magnificence to any of your surprises, showers, parties, weddings, and shoot, just a random Tuesday when you need it.
Please lean in and learn about the coolest new biz on the block, coupled with a female found- picture them UNSTOPPABLE!
Make sure to follow and give them all the love at @extragramsatx and choose them for your next hooray! Bookings can be done at
be sure to listen to the end of the episode, i've got surprises babes.
love you bunches- please be sure to like, share, subscribe, rate, review and follow (whew) on all the socials & collabs can come to email@example.com.
92. Where hard conversations can lead to smart arguments
in lieu of that, i turned to the og fav seo (#Pinterest) to find some goodies to help me out this week and honestly, there was an overwhelming wealth of knowledge (of course, its Pinterest) to help find solutions but honestly, two articles that really stuck out to me.
the first: thank you to westvianorthsoutheast on TUMBLR (through Pinterest as previously stated), yep, still on that site bc its badass and I love visual art.
the second: healthy ways to have an argument, yes I know, I was super surprised as well- theres an actual pathway to figure it all out! whew.
a huge thank you for hanging out this week, please be sure to like, share, rate, review and subscribe it always means so much! merch preorder 2/20 and full youtube coming 3/1, lets go babes!
91. No more BS, Lets really Level Up this time!
90+1. #SundaySpill: January 2022
From Bachelor Nation to Bill Hader, we've got it all this month & trust us when we tell you, the longer you listen, the crazier the news gets! Huge shoutout once again to Bachelor Nation blog & this weeks find, BuzzFeed for all the hot goss.
We did cover some great humans that we lost this month and please note that TW Suicide and Self harm, so please know that we are always a point of reference, reprieve, and comfort if you need it. The Suicide Hotline is always available for help as well, so please reach out to 800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741 if you're in need.
See you back next month, (Jess's birthday month, cheers for Aquarius season babes) and thank you again to Steph for sitting down with me to spill the tea but especially the bevs all over our desks this week :)! love you bunches.
90. the Unfuckery Chronicles: Its time to Unfuck yourself & get Unstuck!
There is nothing like a #dailyPSA to boost your mood, trajectory of the day and the way in which your day navigates. I love the art of the UNfuck and if you know anything about me or why I am showing up for you, its to help myself get UNstuck in different ways with the hopes of being the lighthouse for you along the way.
So, tada babes, welcome to the unfuckery chronicles, a permanent place for you to always come back to and your new inspirational place helping you get unstuck but on the daily.
why the 'unfuck' you ask? I feel like we are always conditioned to say, do and act exactly how everyone else wants us to while we sit in silence in complete disarray of how we actually feel, so this is my journey to teach you and myself to always work outside of the zone of comfort and stop giving a fuck about what anyone else thinks.
In this episode, we are diving in:why giving a fuck matters why it doesn't (aka the zero fucks movement) working on the unfucking yourself, blasting through the roadblocks to becoming your best self how to adequately motivate yourself in the midst of the unfuckery
sometimes, when it comes to 'giving a fuck', you definitely should if it enriches and encourages you. If it otherwise jeopardizes your well being, that is when you keep the zero fucks. I am finished with fucking myself over so much in a manner to where I and not giving myself the ample opportunity to succeed. Its time to show yourself and others that IT CAN BE DONE.
so welcome to the unfuckery chronicles babes, I am jess your host.
these will be featured pretty regularly on the new Patreon (still under construction) and on your new fav Youtube channel.
now- the things I love that you should fucking buy segment: Hooray! My lovely 'dancehall queen' mug is one of my favorites from a couple of years back from an awesome Texas family owned business called @junkgypsy, two sisters (Amie & Jolie) have curated something some cool in Round Top, Texas. If you love unique and antique style gifts, this is your new go-to place for the good goods.
Alright to close out episode 90, thank you for continually showing up for me and please be sure to like, share, rate, review & subscribe to all the socials (@thebabeafpod) and I love collaborations, so please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more babeaf & unfuckery.
Lets go Fuck Around & Find out (the possibilities are endless babes), Yeehaw!
89. Confidence is the Secret Ingredient to your Life's Recipe
Episode 89 is starting off a little different, love the launch of a new podcast segment: Things I Like that You Should Fucking Buy. Bc I'm not cool enough to have a Like to Know It Page to get paid for these things, alas, a new podcast segment and a spot on the grid to support people and locals I love. First off, this hat (from the rad Raleigh (folk) rock band American Aquarium- i love alliterations). Second, the adorably amazing and well crafted piece of my home state (and all other states in the country) from Hemlock and Heather, Hi Kris and Kelley! Third, my favorite FUCKITYFUCKFUCKFUCK tumbler from the badass babe Missy & her amazing company Twisted Wares, some of the funniest household items I've ever seen (in person and online).Support your Local Makers, babes.
Alright Alright, lets dive into today's episode // 'Confidence is the Secret Ingredient to your Life's Recipe'. Taken some pillars of knowledge from an amazing website I found this week when thinking about how I would draw out and put together this weeks' episode, enter Magnetic Speaking, thanks for an article from Peter Khoury (thank you x infinity). Peter writes about the 7 Ingredients of Self-Confidence in the realm of public speaking, but I am going to elaborate to help babes out, just a bit more. Thank you for the pillars of self confidence & here they are:Anxiety Certainty Pride Safety Gratitude Happiness Love
See the full article here: https://bit.ly/3rDrcri
I am so excited to bring you new episodes and interviews each Friday at #highnoon, don't forget to tune into the #sundayspill- that last Sunday of every month, a newer segment of the BabeAF pod where I dive into some pop culture dish with my girl Steph. Please remember to like, share, subscribe, follow, rate and review, WHEW. It means a lot, love you bunches.
Find all the ways to follow us at: https://msha.ke/thebabeafpod
88. My Wish for you in 2022 & a long awaited Special Announcement!
I was running over a million things in my head this week about what I'd like 2022 to look like for myself and I realized that a lot of this, this stuff that I do on socials and ideas that I get to create for the podcast are solely and mostly inspired by ya'll- the glorious badass babes of the babeaf podcast, you're in the wind in my duster and the reasons why I continue to show up for myself, to help you. SO IN LIEU of that, I created a list of wishes, that I have for you in this new year, this new 2022.
While it may not have shaped up the way you liked it in 2021, thankfully and graciously, if you're listening or reading this, you've made it into the second week of 2022, praise January's AMIRIGHT? I love the freshness of a new beginning, a new year, a new day so with that, this list of wishes (alright already just get to the juicy details jess!) here we go: review your past year, show insanely large amounts of appreciation, set big goals for yourself: shop small and think big, babes, make a vision board, plan your calendar & fill it with your TADA lists (ifyouknowyouknow), create a reading list (10/10 recommend, the #babeafbookclub, happening RIGHT NOW!), set a new routine (21 days to build a habit, ya'll, lets do this!), commit to being healthier (mentally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, ALL the things), & monetize your passion (get that money honey & know your worth then add tax, babes).
now, the special announcements: BABEAFMERCH dropping 2/20/22 & BABEAF is coming to @urbandictionary soon, that is if they like me enough to post it up and make it known.
holy mackeral that was A LOT. Can't wait for ya'll to see whats up, love you bunches and stay tuned for more rad shit in 2022 ala being a fucking badass babe.
please be sure to like, share, subscribe, rate and review babes, follow me at @thebabeafpod on all socials and I'll be answering emails this week (FINALLY I KNOW) at email@example.com if you want to get in on THIS goodness right HERE! toodles&love.JLRD
87. Out with the Old, In with the New (YOU) for 2022!
Cheers to the first full episode of 2022! I am pulling out the top three(ish) highlights of 2021 for me and busting out some great info from my new internet besties (even though they have no idea who I am), Amanda E. White of @therapyforwomen to chat about the '10 ways to detox that have nothing to do with your body' and the gem that is Sara Kuburic, CCC of @millennial.therapist to guide is with '12 signs you have a heathy relationship with yourself'. I gather since there are 12 of them we can come together and work on one a month and by the end of 2022, we can be a more well rounded and growth minded human. Hang on tight babes, because I've launched a book club. I made a vow many a year ago to read one book/month and its going awesome so far so I decided to start the #babeafbookclub! This January 22, book is 'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens and even if you've already read it, please sign up below, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
January's sign up closes 1/9 /22, #babeafbookclub sign up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDH2sRbZysbDv5dOFhTCyQ1TJXuWC1onNSs4XdYVjC2HtdcQ/viewform?usp=pp_url
86+1. #SundaySpill- December 2021
Thank you for the patience in the break of the pod in the regularly scheduled episodes over this month, but we are back and in action today with the December 2021 edition of the Sunday Spill. thank you for my girl, Stephanie Self for doing some great research this month and we are excited to sit down and dish on all the details of the happenings of the month!
special thanks to bachelornation.com, @morganptalks, Vanity Fair photographers and writers, the internet, @preventionmag for some of our greatest resources this month.
we are chatting about Bachelor Nation, Celebs like Betty White (RIP), Reese & Jenn Aniston, Zooey & Mr. Scott, Kane and Katelyn Brown (Congrats on KB4), Lindsay Lohan in Vanity Fair, Chris Noth allegations, Kim K passing the bar, and Britney Spears again, living her best FREE life!
*the options and statements listed in this episode may be our own and sometimes paraphrased. thank you for your patience as we are not pop culture reporters, journalists or editors, just two babes having a great time gabbing about headlines & popular news.
86. Let’s overcome the Overwhelm, Shall we?
85+1. #SundaySpill: November 2021
I am so stoked to sit down and spill on the hot goss around pop culture with my adorable and amazing friend Stephanie! We are going to scour the internet for all things awesome, exciting, unbelievable and alleged news with some opinions sprinkled in. A lot of our info comes from Instagram and other media outlets but we are so excited to just have some time to spill the tea, because you know we never waste champagne!
Be sure to follow the series at #sundayspill and we'll see you on the last Sunday of every month! Feel free to send us info and all the juicy details to us at @thebabeafpod OR email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
85. take 5, 1 minute at a time #babeaf5
84. Badass Babes to Know: Mindset Maven, Jayme Shiarla!
Please lean in and give her so much support on socials at @jaymethecoach and hire her because she does such great work for the community and she's a Midwest gal like me, so you know you'll automatically fall in love with her :)!
Be sure to like, share, follow, review and subscribe on all genres of the medias and if ya need me, find me at @thebabeafpod and email@example.com. See you back next week with more nuggets to boost your confidence in how to achieve #babeaf!
83. THREE CHEERS FOR 2 YEARS: Happy Anniversary BabeAF!
82. What truths have changed your life, here's 8.
81. Like Gwen says, let me reintroduce myself!
80. Here we go & Here we grow, babes
Let me let you know that this new adventure, Jess alone with a microphone and sometimes with friends will be a grand ol shitshow I am sure of it. I am so excited for you to come along. Oh, and there's a little Soul on Fire Soiree wrap up in there too- cheers babes, see you next Friday at the BabeAF Corral, yeah, you're still there, not a worry in sight.
79. Where is the Self Love, babes?!
78. Rainey St RoundUp : July/August Confident Chronicles
77. The great Push to put ME FIRST & why it’s absolutely encouraged!
Podcasts&Playlists: all great things for your ears to hear!
Podcast PopUp: LITTLE VICTORIES 8/9-8/13
Podcast Pop•Up: Little Victories Series, week 1, 8/2-8-6/21
76. Its a Gal Camp 2021 Recap, Babes!
Thanks for @grownassladycamp and @campcraftcocktails, we had the pleasure of attending #GalCamp2021 in Wimberley Texas (7/23-7/25) and we can back on our bullshit to recap for ya'll!
10/10 recommend going into the woods (safely) with new friends and having the best time! Thank you to everyone we met this past weekend and we can't wait to see you at our workshop come October & for GalCamp 2022!!!
Be sure to like, share, comment and subscribe on all socials @thebabeafpod & for inquiries, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Don't forget to grab your ticket to our Soul on Fire Soiree on 10/16/21 in NewBraunfels, Tx. Link is in our social bios! Lets go!
75. Be the Wo(man) in the Arena, babes- Be Braver than Ever!
With a couple of updates and shameless plugs, we're here to give you some amazing examples of bravery from our friends, including Theodore Roosevelt & discussing the action that we've taken lately that is the epitome of B R A V E!
Thank you for our #friendsofthepod, who reached out with their recent acts of babeaf bravery! We are so so blessed that you're a part of our community xo!
Be sure to like, share, follow & subscribe to us, we'd love to have you as a guest this October for our #SoulofFireSoiree women's retreat, so please check out our website for more information.
See you back next FRIYAY, we switched our launch day and we're so excited to bring you all new episodes to kick off your weekends, babes!
74. The Feminine: Empower or Disempowered?!
This weeks episode, well, we got a little help from the likes of @chopra on IG and a 21 day challenge that is happening now and teamed up with @AliciaKeys! How freaking cool right? We will be starting the challenge asap and will charge it with you accordingly!
We dive into the characteristics between empowered and disempowered traits of a feminine... not necessarily standard on each side and as we went through it, we gathered that sometimes the lines are blurred and oftentimes, you can feel both, none, or everything all at once.
Thanks for tuning in babes! We'll be back in action next Wednesday with some new goodies for your ears!
Follow us at @thebabeafpod on all socials and we love collabs at email@example.com!
Don't forget to check out on Soul on Fire Soiree/Women's workshop coming to new braunfels on 10.16.21- tickets are available in our IG bio link- go grab an in person or virtual- whatever suites your fancy darlin!
73. Its the Mental Health break for us!
afternoon babes, its highnoon at the babeafcorral and we are back on our bullshit! we've gotten a lot of message asking if we are okay- if we are alive and well... welp, honestly---- kinda. May was #MentalHealthMonth and we decided that it was time that we honored all the shit we've been preaching about for almost 2 years. Mental Health is just a sneaky little way to honor yourself when you're unsure, overwhelmed, unbalanced, and craving the slow down. Even though our May was B O N K E R S with all things in general, it was great to sit down, chill and actually take in our surroundings while remaining present. & ya'll know that we are always hustling, so we definitely worked but just in a more present manner with our friends, family and folks around us!
We add in some tips on how to refocus, readjust and get ready to become a more calm version of yourself, plus we've got some housekeeping things that you'll want to lean in on- our upcoming workshop is really coming together and we cannot wait to have ya'll join us in person or virtually! Feel free to click our socials to find out more details on that!
Soul on Fire Soiree: October 16, 2021- New Braunfels, Tx. a portion of the proceeds go to the Comal County Food Bank.
72. Kegal Balls & Mustache Trimmers: a chat about Vaginas, Part 1
71. WTH is WTH? Sneak Peek Intro for What the Hustle Podcast!
We are launching a new interview based podcast called What the Hustle with Voyage Group of Magazines! We are so excited to be the newest members of their magazine fam! What a great new honor, so in regards to this awesomeness, ya'll get a sneak peek intro episode!
Feel free to follow us there too @wthmag! Can't wait for you to tune in on Fridays!
70. 12 Most Beautiful Questions You Can Ask!
69. Simple Surprises: How to be Kind & Ball on a Budget!
Whether you're camping out in the backyard under the stars, or just strolling in the 'hood, there are always simple ways to surprise yourself or someone else throughout the day that you should always budget for when it comes to being kind.
We have found this great list from the great Georgia Hardstark of My Favorite Murder fame (@hardstark) based off a post from @thefinancialdiet through Instragram and we love these ideas! We are implementing them now!
How to be Kind & Ball on a Budget:
$10 floral bouquets
spontaneous gifting/adore others
Random acts of Kindness
Wear clothes that fit AND feel great
Call a car when in need, even when you're not
Hair/Self care- its a must!
Be sure to like, share, comment and follow us on all socials @thebabeafpod and we'd love to hear from you so shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget tickets for the #soulonfiresoiree go on sale on May 1st! Its a not miss for your October schedule!
68. Dani Dyer does more than Flip a Tire!
This Tennessee babe didn't always run full force into a 500 lbs. tire flip to win StrongMan 2019, but she has always loved the way being a body positivity activism feels. Dani Dyer is a force to be reckoned with when she sets her mind to something and we get to sit down this week and learn that she's more than just a babe who is strong. She is so excited to help you LYB aka Love your Body, so much so she started a podcast with her BFF Blake, all in the purpose to blast the misconceptions of the fit body industry.
Please follow her on all social medias at @danifitness1, check her out in many publications like Nashville Fit Magazine @nashvillefit, March 2021, & Nashville Lifestyle August 2020 @nashvillelifestyles.
Her amazing website and merch: www.danidfitness.com
The ground breaking podcast: https://spoti.fi/3uucWAP
Thanks for checking us out, find us on all socials at @thebabeafpod and feel free to email for collabs; email@example.com. Don't forget to set your calendars for 5/1, the newest women's workshop on the block, Soul on Fire Soiree, coming 10/16/21.
67. Good morning, Great morning- Lets be one of those 'Morning' People!
Karina is the Q U E E N of getting up early, putting on makeup, exercising, having family time AND being on time to work.
Jess does her best to make it to work on time, what are makeups? and exercising in the morning? Are you Bonkers?!?!
We give you some great tips (thanks for the help @wealth IG & our gal @MelRobbins), we compile a list to help you get your pretty little peach moving in the AM.
Be sure to follow, share, subscribe and comment because we'd love to chat with you!
Any collabs, we've got an email addy, ya'll- firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week and remember one task and one day at a time and in 20 days, a habit is made!
66. Spring Special Announcements: Cue the Confetti!
wowzah, what an amazing year and a half this podcast has been and we are so excited to do more for you, for us and for the #babeaffam! We announce some magnificent projects that we've been working on and we cannot wait to share them with you, babes!Recap on our recent photoshoot, thanks @samijophotography New project alert, launching 4/1 Soul on Fire Soiree, tickets coming 5/1 and the women's workshop on 10/16/21!
Lean in, listen up, here we go! YeeHaw!
65. Let's get Vulnerable, Vulnerable- a little Q&A w/ K&J!
vul·ner·a·ble /ˈvəln(ə)rəb(ə)l/ adjective ...susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm.
"we were in a vulnerable position"
While here is no harm here in being honest, but the act of being vulnerable isn't easy for anyone and we are no different. We sit down together and do a quite vulnerable (there may be some weepy moments and great pauses to find the right words), but we are excited for you to take a deep dive with us and learn a bit more about what makes us, well us. Thank you for being supportive and we do launch some exciting sneak peeks about some upcoming projects as a must needed mood boost.
Let us take you into a vulnerability hangover and love you all the way through. Cheers babes!
Be sure to like, share, follow and subscribe! All socials @thebabeafpod and email us, we'd love to hear from you email@example.com.
See you next week at the #babeafcorral, high noon babes!
64. The Blast Off Concept: Our take of @MelRobbins, 5 Second Rule- Let's Go!
Good morning! Great morning babes!
Ya'll feeling unmotivated? feeling in a rut? can't get your shit together (its ok, we cannot either)! Insert the '5 second rule' by Mel Robbins, yes yes, THAT Mel Robbins (motivator, billionaire, overall badass speaker, and ultimate truthteller & babecrush)! We love to coin it the 'blast off concept' because that's what it reminds us of and its a fun way to use the mindset shiftaroo!
We dive into the science of the prefrontal cortex of ya brain and diving into the elements of the rule. We love to get nerdy ya'll! We chat about what struggles we're currently having and how the 5SR is helping us in every day life!
Its time to stop dilly dallying and get to work (work work work, insert a Rihanna dance). You can do it and we can too! Let's go!
Here are the links we've used from the Mel Robbins site, definitely helpful and a great source of inspiration:
Elements of the 5SR: https://bit.ly/3rDGsD6
The Sciencey Brain Stuff :): https://bit.ly/3l1k7wS
Be sure to like, share, follow & subscribe so you get the first hand updates on us, babes!
The Socials: @thebabeafpod
Feel free to chat w us thru email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you next week at the #BabeAFCorral, y'all!
63. Our February #babeafbookclub Interview with the Author of 'One Dead Girl', Kristen Tru!
This week we are actually interviewing our February book for our #babeafbookclub, what a great honor! This week we are having a little zoom fireside chat with Kristen Shirvan, the newest #yaauthor on the block. She is the self published guru of paranormal with her new book, 'One Dead Girl'. We learned so much about her creative process and what it takes to character create along with getting a few sneak peeks for more books on the horizon!
You can find Kristen on all socials at @_ktru_ and below are the direct links to her first novel;
Amazon & Kindle; https://amzn.to/3qcw3wP
Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/386uJFk
Half Priced Books: https://bit.ly/3kFb0lr
Feel free to screenshot and tag the pod & Kristen when you buy it, we love supporting Austin, Tx. authors!
62. H U S T L I N- Every day we are doing it alongside @thefemalehustlers!
This week, we needed inspirational quotes, a strict talking to, a breath to take in silence especially after the 2021 we've had so far and we thought that the team at The Female Hustlers would be just the group to kick us into high gear at #highnoon. If you're still in the shit from Texas Snowpacalypse, we are here with you and we can help with resources if you need them- please check our stories on IG and the notes at the end of these episode notes.
We pulled 4 posts each from one of our favorite Instagram handles @thefemalehustlers and we are not only discussing our feelings about each but using them as a point of goals, dreams and inspiration to others and today, we highlight those babes because we all need a little sunshine on a cloudy day!
End of the episode, Jess speaks on the importance of support for educators, but especially her home state of Indiana today. Where 90% of students attend a public school, their funding is extremely low and the appreciation of the educators is extremely under appreciated, so please stand with us and wear black today for #blackout4ed. Lets help teachers everywhere! #investined, #indianateachers and #redfored are other resources to find out how to help!
Lastly, if you'd like to help those affect by the Texas snow blast, check out @texasmutualaid, the amazing organization of @theshopforward, get that 'Texas Forever' merch and bloggers like @tasteofkoko, @mylkcollective @365thingsaustin and @cara.caulkins.comm, they have been doing great things for the Austin community and Texans in need in general xo
61. #babeafxvoyage: Don't go Chasing Storms, leave that to Chelsea! A fun interview with Chelsea Burnett of Texas Storm Chasers
Que Khalid: ANOTHER ONE, yes yes we love boosting babes in our #babeafcommunity, especially when its based on a great collab like Voyage Magazines, thanks to @voyagedallas for bringing this babe into our lives!
This week we are chatting all things overcoming challenges, storm chasing and overall awesomeness with Chelsea Burnett of Texas Storm Chasers. We are debunking the "Twister" myths and moving into a space that allows you to laugh and make yourself better when you take risks, occupational leaps and chase your (storm) dreams, ya'll! Chelsea is such a wealth of knowledge in the world of weather! We cannot wait to go sit in the truck with diapers on (you'll have to listen to find out why!). Needless to say, CB is the Shit! :)
How to find Chelsea;
IG: @texasstormchasers, @chelsea_burnettwx
Other Links in this Episode:
Les Brown Video reference; https://bit.ly/3tXLWKu
Chelsea's Hype Song: https://bit.ly/37f0X0T
60. Green lights vs. Red Flags: what the relationship?!
59. #BabeAFBookClub: 'Girl Code' by Cara Alwill Leyba, January 2021
We are bursting into 2021 full of power, strength fearlessness and the innate ability to be badass and if you're in a spot where you're not feeling as such, pick up this book and learn some tools for yourself, for a potential business adventure or to even strengthen the relationships that you're currenting cultivating!
Girl Code is a book to unlock the secrets to success, sanity and happiness in a punch to the gut, rude awakening (in the best way possible). There are great interviews, inspirational quotes and prompts to guide you to being a better and more confident version of yourself!
We have attached the SM's for Cara here (@thechampagnediet) and a link to the Amazon page for this great book.
Link for the book here; https://amzn.to/3jezLnB
Be sure to like, share, comment and review; @thebabeafpod, email@example.com and we can't wait to see you back next week!
58. Pants or No Pants: Let’s Command a (Zoom) Room, y’all!
57. Longer Table not Higher Fence
Happy Wednesday babes! Since Jess is still healing from the gnarly severe reaction to poison oak (yes in the Winter) we are replaying our first full episode for your enjoyment! We talk about our intentions for the podcast and how we want to build something so great for ya'll and we how are have continually strived to do so in all terms. We like to say that its easier to come together and building a longer table rather than a higher fence. Today of all days, is a great day to start living that mantra.
Enjoy and thank you again for listening, feel free to like, share and subscribe!
Have a great day babes!
Don't forget to follow us on all social medias at @thebabeafpod and email at firstname.lastname@example.org
See ya next week at high noon at the BabeafCorral!
56. Lets be Healthy, Get Wealthy & Clear our Minds in 2021!
55. Don't Mind us Giving the Bird, 2021 is the Word!
Anyone else done with all things 2020? While some moments have been magnificent, most of the last 366 days, welp, they've been shit. We are here with you, right along side, manifesting and great conjunctionering 2021 and so to kick off a new year, we are here to let you know our focused WORD of INTENTION for the next calendar!
[2020 Words: Karina= Immensely Brave, Jess= Fearlessly Unstoppable]
Let the Word be the North Star of your Calendar Compass!
Some tips if you're having trouble nailing down your 2021 Word:
-Find quiet time & place to sit down and gather your thoughts
- Why do you need a word? Would it help to hold your accountable?
- Write top three goals for next 12 months, what do you want? What is absolutely important to you?
- What makes you happy & what do you want more of (time, money, space, freedom)?
[2021: Karina= Authentic, Jess= Connection- heres to choosing ONE word this year! ]
Special Announcement on the Grid on Friday 1/1/21, for the BabeAf Podcast Word of 2021!
shoutout to our girls of @boozybetties & @bringthemio, lets have a happy hour soon! .farealfareal.
54. Don't let the Great Booze or Mermaid Beards Fool You: a #babeafxvoyage sit down with Colette Copeland
Its not coincidence that our sit down with Colette Copeland is our 54th episode because at the time of this recording- that's exactly how old she is- I know we cannot believe it either! We are so surprised by the tenacity of this Dallas based educator and during the pandemic she's been perfecting some of her new skills like A Pink Ginny (made with Dripping Springs gin and those amazing Texas Ruby Red Grapefruits) and taking some amazing silks classes to get herself out of her comfort zone- yep, the kind that cause you fly high in the sky ya'll!
Did we mention she makes beards and mustaches and competes with a dynamic group of women all in the name of philanthropy for the Tarrant area Food Bank?! Be sure to check it all out on our social medias and we can't wait to get our mustaches in- she's making us a special pair for us! We are so thrilled to gain a new friends and adventurist to our community! We can't wait for you to listen, be sure to follow her on socials at @colettemedia.
As always, thank you for listening and we are so happy for you to like, share, subscribe and comment;
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Email us: email@example.com
See you next week at the #babeafcorral at #highnoon, babes!
53. Just get on the Bridge: A #BabeafxVoyage Collab w/ Krista Rae Johnson
We are diving into another #babeafxvoyage collaboration with the amazing Krista Rae Johnson, @kristaraejohnson_. She is a kind, beautiful and amazing Dallas babe, Brand & Visibility Strategist. She's formerly of Sephora Corporate and a great start up in Luminary2 but recently gone a bit internally to find what really really lights her fire. And believe us when we tell you that is girl is on freaking f i r e! We cannot wait to take a roadtrip to Dallas soon and hug!!! We thank you for all the good advice especially when you have an idea, and the best way to do it is not burn a bridge but take a first step onto the bridge to a brighter day/life/adventure and future. We are so thrilled for ya'll to learn from her!
Find her on all social medias and to attend upcoming events:
Please like, share, follow & subscribe babes! See you back next week!
Find us on all socials @thebabeafpod & email at firstname.lastname@example.org
52. Funk Seasonal Funk, Ya'll!
Not to make light of a time of the year where everyone gets a bit in a funk, we are right in there with you! We chat today about the ways in which we are trying to navigate the funk that comes along with the chillier weather and some tools that are currently helping us to feel just a bit better... excuse us, while we go nap for a week. We will have some great slides to help on our socials today- make sure to check them out!
Be sure to like, share, follow & subscribe! We are BABEAF & so are YOU!
Thanks for listening and see you next week, babes!
51. Happy #GivingThanks week!
50. #babeafxVoyage: An interview w/ Kristi McDonald of @sipandshoptx
If you need her teacher resources or anything we've discussed on the pod this week, please check her out at ;
Instagram: @eteacherapp and @sipandshoptx. The app is still developing but when it hits nationwide, its going to be huge for your children and their learning processes.
As always, we are so blessed to have this partnership and cannot wait for you to hear more from the BabeafxVoyage collab! Sidenote:we don’t own the rights to the music in our dance party!
49. How we #ShopSmall in 2020!
48. What the Ennegram Are You Talking about?
We are talking the Ennegram this week, the science//the routine- all the personality traits that make you, well YOU. We were surprised by a lot of the easy ways to diagnose ourselves and even what we thought we were, its great to see it from someone else's point of view! Be sure to share yours with us!
Be sure to check the Social Media pages, we're were on a BABEAF version of the Ennegram Types!
Instagram handles referenced: @ennegram_types
Full Ennegram quiz & a list of free through @mindfulnessmama https://mindfulnessmama.com/what-are-the-best-free-enneagram-tests/
Find us each week at #highnoon at the #babeafcorral and in all social media channels ;
If you'd love to be featured or collab, please email us at email@example.com
47. You are CONFIDENT PEOPLE! Believe it & Achieve it!
46: We are BABEAF! Let’s fucking go!
45. @Iamthatgirl, & You are too!
Be sure to check out her non-profits;
@ProtectHer and as we mention, 10% of the proceeds of the sale of the book, go toward supporting @Iamthatgirl!
Thanks for listening and don't forget to check us out on all socials;
@becomingbabeaf (Facebook, TikTok and Instagram) and our email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
44. Not all Superpowers come with Capes!
This week we chat about Superpowers and how everyone has special talents, hobbies and characteristics of their personality that makes them uniquely themselves. We chat about our own, what we see in each other and if you have no idea how to find yours- we give you some great guidance and tips on how to do so. We are super excited to hear about what makes you , well you and how you're sharing it with your world and ours!
We found some great information on the following websites;
www.meredithwalters.com and www.lifehack.org on ways to help you find and boost your superpowers!
Don't forget to subscribe and share while tagging us on social media @becomingbabeaf and if you have any thing to chat about, feel free to email us at email@example.com
43. Don't let Self Comparison Thieve your Joy!
We don't even know if words for this description are even in a space to step into the mecca that this episode may change your view of yourself. Mark our words- this is the most vulnerable podcast thus far, we are giving you a chance to feel heard while discussing what fucks us up the most- our self comparison with the self that we see when you look in the mirror, the constant battle of what feels like home and the perception of in person and on the internet. We discuss triggered topics that may land you into a world of feelings and we want to let you know that we are discussing these topics to help you understand the dynamic of your inner power, in your inner badass babe and even the ways that we've currently pulled ourselves out of the darkness.
We are so proud of you for the ability for you to be honest, for you to heal, and for you to progress to be a better (not fucking perfect) but improved version of yourself and trust us when we say that we aren't therapists but we are in the trenches with vulnerabilities every day, even when we are fighting the battle to love.
42. Discovering what is best for Yourself!
We found some great graphics from @r29unbothered, @justgirlproject x @simplysophiedesigns this week to help us with leveling up (a great listen from last week) and some great tips on how to move forward from a point of self discovery. When you find out what fuels you, you can light your fire again babes! Here are some great affirmations and tips to help you on the quest for the best version of your self!
Find us on all SM platforms:
& You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
41. Like Ciara says, LEVEL UP!
We are BACK, BABES! We took a bit of a pause and now we are present and better than ever! We are updating ya'll on what has been going on through this pandemic and how we are leveling up our lives, ourselves and our podcast! We cannot wait for you to see what's in store and to level up along with us! As for always, thanks for being awesome and supporting us SO well!
Find us on all SM platforms:
& You can email us at email@example.com