Here's a fun free-ranging chat about how and why your imagination is a spiritual technology. We talk about building bridges (literal bridges), zombies (figurative zombies), and how Siena dealt with freaking and flipping out with nervousness before going on stage to sing.Read More
This is a reminder that you are in charge of you, and of your experience of life. Even The Declaration of Independence talks about your right – your duty – to not allow yourself to be reduced as a human being. Join us for a pep talk of what you might 'already know.' But, just like brushing your teeth, we all need to keep up with regular maintenance of cleaning out the grime that can get into our mind and thinking!Read More
In this episode, we make the argument that, far from being a self-indulgent or frivolous thing, working on yourself is actually a moral duty, and at the very core of being a responsible member of society. Siena tells a Hawaii-related story involving shoyu (soy sauce) packets and hashi (chopsticks) to help illustrate. And we also invoke the words of Jesus to "whoop whoop whoop."Read More
One of the sacred reasons for being in a committed relationship is to heal and transmute the wounds of our past and childhood, as part of our evolution. In this episode, we share the main wound each of us brought into our relationship, how the collision of those wounds led to us almost break up many times, and how becoming students of each other, our histories, stories, and patterns, has led to growth and betterment as individuals and as a couple.Read More
An impala walks into a bar.... In this episode, we delve into some surprising ways to understand oft-quoted Wayne Dyer adage "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." It's not just a 'mind game,' it also involves our physical bodies. We talk about how an impala illustrates the wisdom of the body in dealing with acute stress, the role of the subconscious vs. conscious, and more.Read More
Money is one of the top things that couples argue about. In this episode, we share how it's shown up in our relationship, and, how knowing and sharing our money stories has helped! It doesn't have to be all tension-filled and sooo stressful. It can be fun, kid-friendly, colorful fried chicken-like.Read More
It's a lighthearted AND a serious episode, all at the same time. We talk about our Game of Thrones history, and how we're planning to engage with the last season, which starts April 14, 2019 on HBO. It’s snacks, politics, tech, Jon Snow, the nature of soap operas, and more.Read More
In this episode, we share what it's like to attend the Grammy Awards in person...and not be interviewed by Ryan Seacrest ;) Seriously, though, someone is sitting in all those seats, all the way up to the nosebleeds. What's it like? We’ll tell you.Read More
A whole list of gift ideas that don’t add clutter to people’s lives, nor to the planet’s!Read More
In this episode, we talk about the Netflix Original series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo." Join us for a combination [freak-out] and [philosophy] discussion about a subversive, but truer definition of "materialism,” the huge blind spot of the question "does it spark joy?" and more.Read More
Instead of being a pressure cooker of "must be romantic now," how about if Valentine's Day is a prompt to simply celebrate all love. In this episode, Siena shares why she loves Valentine's Day, we share our plans to mark the holiday, and also some embarrassing Valentine's related memories from years past. We mean waaayyy past.Read More
Listen to this episode if you could use a low-pressure pep talk with our thoughts on why you're Right On Time, and definitely not "behind" on any "New Year's Resolutions."Read More
We took “The 5 Love Languages” test.
In this podcast episode, we talk about how the “love languages” show up in our relationship, and, reflect on why we think they developed in us (nature? nurture?).
Also, The Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”) might not be what you think...Read More
We geek out on how we did a mini-cleanse, in this self-care episode of the podcast. What we talk about is totally doable, non-epic, and non-extreme. It’s great insight and motivation to take ‘small’ steps, because every step makes a difference!Read More
At the start of a New Year, momentum is on your side! But we've found that it can lead to creating a list of goals and aspirations that, while admirable, is also, Just. Too. Much.
In this episode, we each share our personal Word/Theme for the Year, and what it means to us.
And, we also share the simple year-long 'instructions' we've given to ourselves, to support our relationship. Can't believe we've never done this before in our 18 years of being together so far! Can't wait to share it with you, too :)Read More
What's it like at a cozy, (nearly) all-lesbian gathering in Portland, Oregon on New Year's Eve? We can't speak for all such gatherings, of course, but we tell you about the one we went to in this episode.Read More
Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou! It's Hawaiian for "Happy New Year!"
Although we get a little side-tracked with a pro-Kathy Griffin rant, we also manage to stay on topic long enough to cover our favorite aspects of a fresh New Year:
a new planner
fire crackers (not to be confused with fireworks)
traditional Japanese New Year foods