• Is Friendship Too Expensive?: How to Maintain Friendships Without Breaking the Bank (Patreon Bonus)

    Friendships are the glue that holds life together, but let's be honest, they can get expensive. Nights out, birthday dinners, weekend getaways - it all adds up! If you’re interested in understanding the financial side of friendship and how to navigate it without sacrificing fun or your savings, this episode is for you! 


    In this episode we discuss:

    • How to talk openly about finances with your friends
    • Creative ideas for affordable hangouts
    • Building a "fun fund" to budget for social activities

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    45m - Jun 11, 2024
  • Can You Have It All? Tradition, Modernity, and Defining Your Own Success (Rewind)

    Are your priorities the home, your children and your husband? Or, are you more focused on your career, goals and dreams? Do you have to choose? Or can you have it all?! Today, we’ll find out! 


    This week Germani and Brittany are joined by their best friends, Adrienne and Kaila, to discuss what womanhood looks like for them. By now, you probably can tell where The BGB falls on the spectrum, but Kaila and Adrienne are here to discuss what it means to be traditional women living in modern times.


     In this episode we discuss: 

    • The differences between traditional and modern womanhood 
    • The most freeing and restrictive aspects of traditional and modern lifestyles 
    • Our thoughts on gender roles


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    1h 17m - May 28, 2024
  • Redefining "Ride or Die" in Love: From Loyalty to Liberation with Shanita Hubbard (Rewind)

    Ever worn the "ride or die" label in your relationship? You're not alone. In this episode, we're joined by Shanita Hubbard, author of "Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto For The Well-Being of Black Women," to dissect this common trope in Black romantic relationships.


    In this episode we discuss: 

    • The Ride or Die archetype— where it started and how it’s been woven into Black culture 
    • How to decipher between being supportive vs self-sacrificing 
    • What our role is in actively dismantling the ride-or-die stereotype 
    • And much more!


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    50m - May 21, 2024
  • BFF Blindspot: How Well Do We REALLY Know Each Other? (Rewind)

    When was the last time you asked your friend questions like: When do you trust me? What about our dynamic concerns you? What is a mistake you think I keep making? If you’re anything like us, you likely haven’t lol 


    After being friends for over a decade we’d like to believe we know each other pretty well, but do we really?! Today we’re deepening our unbreakable bond through meaningful conversation, asking one another thoughtful questions and providing intentional responses. This is a goodie, y’all!


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    40m - May 14, 2024
  • Girlfriends, Goals & Growing Apart: Is Your Friendship Worth Fighting For?

    Friendships are the cornerstones of our lives, but navigating them can be tricky! In this episode, we explore the world of female friendships with Danielle Bayard Jackson, a friendship coach and national speaker. Danielle, speaks about her new book "Fighting for Our Friendships," and shares her expertise on the science of female platonic connections. If you’re ready to equip yourself with the tools to build strong, lasting bonds with the amazing women in your life, this episode is for you! 

    In this episode we discuss:

    • How to determine if a friendship is worth repairing, or releasing
    • How to navigate complicated dynamics in friend groups of three 
    • What does it mean to be a true "girl's girl"?
    • And the age-old question: Is it okay to share your friends' secrets with your partner?

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    51m - May 7, 2024
  • Out of Office

    We're taking a break for the month of May to reset, recharge and regroup! Join us on Patreon for exclusive episodes, we'll be back in June!


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    3m - May 1, 2024
  • Unlock Your Inner Compass: How Core Desired Feelings Guide Your Life (Rewind)

    Do you ever feel like you're going through the motions, but not quite sure why? Feeling lost about what truly matters to you? This episode is all about uncovering your Core Desired Feelings (CDFs) - the emotional states YOU crave most in life. These are unique and special to you, not a one-size-fits-all list.


    In this episode we discuss: 

    • What are Core Desired Feelings and why are they important?
    • How do your CDFs impact all areas of your life?
    • Practical exercises to help you identify your Core Desired Feelings.
    • The connection between CDFs and self-discovery: what you truly need to thrive.


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    46m - Apr 30, 2024
  • From "If Only" to "I Am": How to Build Unconditional Self-Worth

    Do you ever feel like you're not good enough unless...You achieve that next promotion? You hit a certain number on the scale? Someone finally "likes" your latest post? We all have those nagging voices that whisper limitations. In this episode we’re exploring the concept of conditions of worth - those invisible rules set for ourselves that dictate our self-esteem. If you’re ready to break free from the cycle of seeking external validation and step into a space of self-love and acceptance, this episode is for you! 


    In this episode we discuss: 

    • What are conditions of worth?
    • How do they show up in our daily lives?
    • Ways to identify your own conditions of worth 
    • How to cultivate intrinsic self-worth that comes from within


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    1h 12m - Apr 23, 2024
  • Desire Remix: Why You Want What They Want (and How to Stop)

    Ever feel like you "need" that new gadget everyone seems to have? Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through social media, bombarded by friends' perfect vacations and ideal lives? You might be experiencing mimetic desire, the powerful urge to want what others want. In this episode we unpack the psychology of mimetic desire, its impact on our choices, and most importantly, how to harness it for a more fulfilling life.

    In this episode we discuss:

    • What mimetic desire is and why it exists
    • The upside and downside of mimetic desire in our lives
    • How social media and marketing exploit mimetic desire
    • Tips to identify and manage mimetic desire for a more fulfilling life


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    1h 7m - Apr 16, 2024
  • Tiny Steps, Big Results: The Power of Consistency

    Are you in a cycle of starting and stopping too many things? Frustrated that progress feels slow and motivation fades? What if the secret to achieving your goals wasn't about grand gestures, but about tiny, consistent actions? In this episode we’re exploring the often-underestimated power of consistency. If you’re ready to stay on track and finally achieve your goals, this episode is for you!


    In this episode we discuss:

    • The surprising benefits of consistency that go beyond just skill development.
    • Why our brains fight against consistent action and how to overcome those mental hurdles.
    • Practical strategies to build consistency into your routine, even when life gets busy.
    • Creative hacks to make consistent effort more engaging and enjoyable.


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    1h 8m - Apr 9, 2024
  • Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: Why We Hate Regret (and How to Deal With It)

    Have you ever made a decision you still regret to this day? Do you constantly worry about making the "wrong" choice? Don’t worry, you're not alone. In this episode, we’re discussing regret aversion: why we fear making the wrong choice and how it impacts our decisions. If you’re ready to overcome regret, make decisions with confidence and live more boldly, this episode is for you!


    In this episode we:

    • Explore the biological and psychological roots of regret aversion.
    • Discuss the positive and negative impact of regret aversion
    • Share tips and strategies to help shift your perspective and overcome feelings of regret


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    57m - Apr 2, 2024
  • Dopamine Detox: Hitting Reset on Your Reward System

    Feeling constantly pulled towards notifications, social media scrolling endlessly, or maybe that afternoon sugar crash just won't quit? These could all be signs of a dopamine overload. In this episode, we'll explore the science behind dopamine, the brain's feel-good chemical, and how excessive stimulation can disrupt our focus, happiness, and overall well-being.


    In this episode we discuss: 

    • What dopamine is and its role in motivation, learning, and pleasure
    • Signs and symptoms of experiencing excessive dopamine stimulation
    • The potential benefits of a dopamine detox 
    • Practical tools to help you reduce exposure to activities or substances that trigger excessive dopamine release


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    59m - Mar 26, 2024
  • Hack Your Happiness: Why Reprogramming the Subconscious Mind is the Key to Success

    Have you ever felt stuck in a loop? Maybe a negative thought pattern keeps replaying, or an old habit keeps rearing its head?  Well, guess what? The answer might lie in the subconscious mind, a powerful force shaping our lives often without our awareness. Whether you want to boost your confidence, conquer a fear, or simply attract more positivity, this episode is for you. 


    In this episode we discuss: 

    • What the subconscious mind is and how it works
    • Why we sometimes struggle to be our best selves, even with conscious effort
    • How to reprogram the subconscious mind to create lasting change and live the life we truly desire


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    1h 14m - Mar 19, 2024
  • The Paradox of Perception: Why We Crave Approval Yet Fear Being Seen

    How often do you find yourself second-guessing your actions based on what others might think? Do you silence your voice or hold back from pursuing your passions due to the fear of being judged? Is the constant pressure to present a perfect image taking a toll on your mental well-being? If you answered yes, you're not alone. Today we’re exploring the fear of being perceived - a common struggle that can hold us back from living our most authentic lives. 


    In this episode we discuss: 

    • The underlying reasons behind the fear of being seen 
    • The hidden costs of constantly seeking external validation
    • Practical strategies to overcome the fear of being perceived and embrace your true self


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    1h 8m - Mar 12, 2024
  • The Power of Choice and How to Make Better Decisions

    Feeling stuck in autopilot? Do you ever wonder if you're truly making the choices that will lead you to a fulfilling life? In this episode, we explore the incredible power of choice and equip you with practical tools to make decisions with confidence and clarity. Whether you're looking to improve your career path, navigate personal relationships, or simply feel more in control of your life, this episode is for you! 


    In this episode we discuss: 

    • The key difference between making choices and making decisions.
    • Understanding the various types of choices we face every day.
    • Actionable tips to help you navigate through complex decisions.

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    1h 9m - Mar 5, 2024
  • Imposter Syndrome: How to Navigate Self-Doubt and Embrace Your Worth

    Have you ever received praise for your work but convinced yourself it was just a fluke? Ever felt like a fraud, even though you were achieving success? Or maybe you constantly compare yourself to others, feeling like they're somehow more qualified than you? These are just a few signs of imposter syndrome, a psychological phenomenon that can affect anyone, regardless of their accomplishments. If you’re ready to silence your inner critic and celebrate your unique strengths, this episode is for you! 


    In this episode we discuss:


    • How imposter syndrome manifests in our daily lives
    • Common symptoms that might be silently sabotaging your confidence.
    • Ways to build self-awareness to recognize and acknowledge imposter syndrome; how to embrace your achievements with confidence 


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    1h 8m - Feb 27, 2024
  • Bravado Bonus: Are you Okay or Are you the Oldest Daughter?

    In this episode we unpack the complexities of "Eldest Daughter Syndrome" and explore the unique challenges and expectations placed on the firstborn daughters. 

    Discover the signs and symptoms, from perfectionism to struggles with expressing emotions, tied to the birth order theory proposed by Alfred Adler. The episode offers practical coping strategies, emphasizing self-care, identifying support systems, setting boundaries, and seeking professional help when needed.

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    5m - Feb 23, 2024
  • Can’t Do, Won’t Do, or Just Won’t Try?: Understanding Strategic Incompetence

    Ever feel like someone uses "I don't know how" as a superpower to avoid chores, responsibilities, or even basic adulting? Is there a chance they're actually wielding the secret weapon of "strategic incompetence?” Today we’re unpacking the psychology behind weaponized incompetence, and equipping you with strategies to navigate this tricky dynamic, whether it's with a family member, significant other, friend, or even a coworker! 


    In this episode we:

    • Define weaponize incompetence and explain its real world implications 
    • Explain why people use this tactic, and which subtle signs to look for 
    • Provide practical advice for handling situations without losing your cool 


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    1h 9m - Feb 20, 2024
  • Navigating Compatibility and Chemistry in Love

    Have you ever found yourself wondering about the balance between compatibility and chemistry in relationships? Can you have both compatibility and chemistry, or does one take precedence over the other? Today we’re discussing the nuances of these two relationship pillars. From shared values and long-term goals to the electrifying sparks of attraction, we’re exploring how compatibility and chemistry intertwine and sometimes collide! 


    In this episode:

    • Discover the key differences between compatibility and chemistry and how they contribute to relationship dynamics.
    • Learn tips for identifying and fostering compatibility, ensuring a solid foundation for lasting love.
    • Explore the role of communication and self-awareness in creating a harmonious blend of connection and passion.


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    1h 8m - Feb 13, 2024
  • How to Maintain Your Individuality & Discover Your Own Taste

    What does it mean to have your own taste, distinct from the influence of trends and online pressures? How do you maintain your individuality in a sea of conformity? Today we’re discussing the complexities of preserving your uniqueness in the age of likes, shares and trending hashtags. 


    In this episode we: 

    • Discuss how social media has limited individuality and created a culture of conformity 
    • How the pressure to participate in trends can affect your sense of self
    • Ways to uncover your preferences and refine your personal taste 


    This week’s gem: The Set (Podcast) 


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    57m - Feb 6, 2024
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