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
Casual conversation about Christmas traditions…that somehow takes a turn into…our thoughts about the bad, and then the worst, times of the year to…break-up with someone (?)
Turns out that you never know what you’ll get with the podcast.Read More
In this episode, our conversation is inspired by flipping through the December issue of Oprah Magazine. It includes interesting presents in the "gift guide" (which in turn kicks off observations about the present state of our society & culture), as well as conversation-starter questions: stuff like our "true feelings" about the holidays, favorite childhood memories, people we met who surprised us, and things we were the most grateful for, this past year.Read More
We get all Martha Stewart on you, talking gift wrap, gift tags, tissue paper, and ribbon. Unexpected guests like a stalk of celery, and an iron set on low also make an appearance. We don't have children, but we talk about children, too. It's all over the place (and yet somehow still organized) in this very gay and geeky episode on Gift Wrap. Four sections, plus a bonus.Read More
In this episode, we talk about Space Clearing and how we do it in our house. If you've never heard of it, it's sort of like house cleaning, except it's for energy, not for physical grit and grime. The way we do it, it's quicker and more fun than cleaning house :)Read More
Siena's a wiz at organizing all the stuff involved with our gift-giving, especially when we have a bunch of gifts that need to be mailed. In this episode, we get all OCD about how it all comes together (somehow).Read More
In this episode, we talk story about our childhood experiences of celebrating Thanksgiving while growing up in Hawaii (our pre-vegetarian days!).Read More
Holiday season usually means you’ll be interacting with more people than usual. If you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), an empath, or both, like Siena is, here’s something that can help you conserve your energy during this hectic time. We’re calling it an Energy Protection Bubble.Read More
Do you feel the charge in the air? On the day we’re releasing this (11/6/18), it’s Election Day, and The United States is in the midst of the most consequential election of our lifetime.Read More
The problem is: the dark feeling that you’re not living up to Who You’re Meant To Be. The problem is: you know exactly what Henry David Thoreau was talking about when he wrote “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” In this episode, we share the two ways to change a paradigm and change your life, and how you can get the tools, structure, and support to do exactly that.Read More
Anybody besides us who’s paced the floor, grappling with a decision to be made?
Well, we put our heads and hearts together and came up with four great reminders to help steady the ship, even if you’ve been tossed around, trying to Make A Decision.
Here we go.Read More
This episode was inspired by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Her courage, and the stunning impact it had, prompted our reflection on the energy that each of us channels when we tell our stories. In this episode, Siena explains how sharing the story of her own sexual abuse affected both her and the classmate she told, in a powerful and positive way.Read More
Face to face human interaction is the lifeblood of healthy individuals, and of a healthy democracy. In this episode, we share our recent experiences visiting with friends out and about in Portland, Oregon.Read More
This episode was inspired by our visit to The Grotto in Portland, Oregon. Specifically, their replica of the labyrinth in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France.Read More
Is it foolish to believe in miracles? Or is denying the mystery and the wonder of life the foolish thing?
In this episode, we tell about an unexplainable event that happened for Siena when she was in the 7th grade. It happened in Honolulu, Hawaii, when her family put her into an all-girls Catholic school for the first time in her life.Read More
Our amazement at, and appreciation for, the badassery of Fred Rogers and his subversive T.V. show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.Read More