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36: All About the Kicks

36: All About the Kicks

This week, we talk about an unexpected and sudden hobby that all three of us inexplicably started up this summer: running. While none of us consider ourselves “runners,” listen in to find out why we consistently choose to struggle through the streets of our neighborhoods, panting and sweating and swearing, rather than hang out on the couch and watch Netflix like sane people.

35: Projects and Partners

35: Projects and Partners

Have you guys seen the pics of the amazing new fireplace Danie and her husband just built in their house? Many of us have found that spending more time at home has inspired us to get some projects done around the house, whether because we all finally have time to tackle those big chores on our list or because we just need a change after staring at the same living space for months on end. But when spouses or partners take on a big project together, things can get tense pretty quickly. This week we talk about working with our husbands on some recent DIY undertakings and things we’ve learned about them — and ourselves — in the process.

34: Leveraging Trauma | Interview with Cassandra Shuck

34: Leveraging Trauma | Interview with Cassandra Shuck

What better way to follow up a series about overcoming childhood struggles than to interview someone who has built a business around the idea of leveraging trauma into success? We had the pleasure of chatting with Cassandra Shuck, an entrepreneurial guide and business coach who helps female entrepreneurs work through their past in order to knock down the internal barriers holding them back from building thriving businesses. Cassandra is a serial entrepreneur herself and has launched several successful ventures, four of which she is currently running — not to mention her podcast, blog, speaking engagements … and she has a toddler! So, if you’re in the mood to be inspired, tune in!

33: Loneliness | F*ck That

33: Loneliness | F*ck That

In the last episode of our F*ck That series, Nicole describes a difficult period of her childhood, when she was left on her own to homeschool herself for months. We learn how she made the best of it, using her creative abilities to get her through those lonely days and prep herself for her later introduction to the social world of high school — and she definitely got in some good training for the pandemic-induced social isolation of 2020.


32: Eating Disorders | F*ck That

32: Eating Disorders | F*ck That

Welcome to the second episode of our F*ck That series, where we talk about some sh*tty childhood experiences and how we overcame them! In this ep, Danie tells us how insensitive remarks from classmates, plus growing up in the thin-obsessed culture of the ’90s, sparked an unhealthy, obsessive relationship with eating and exercise that lasted beyond her teen years. Listen in on her personal story of years of struggle with body satisfaction and what it was that finally helped her shift her thinking and find a healthy balance.