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  • We are talking about community care as an aspect of self-care, and how to create community when you don’t have it. We also talk about hangover cures, sweatpants, and stomach ailments. Claire gives advice on peeling nails and BJ answers a listener question about women as family breadwinners. We also talked about:


    Tummy Drops
    Territory Foods (use this link for $50 off across your first two orders)
    Amazon Sweatpants
    Cheers Restore
    GinGins
    Community care vs. self-care

    Shouting "self-care" at people who actually need "community care" is how we fail people. - Nakita Valerio



    Photo by Vonecia Carswell on Unsplash

  • We’re talking emergency self-care and coping skills for those moments when you are so overwhelmed that your brain is misfiring. BJ answers a listener question about how to help a partner who is struggling with addiction, and Claire gives us her best advice on dipping our toes into the world of retinol. 



    In this episode we also talked about:

    Nuuly Clothing Rental from Anthropologie
    Graydon “The Putty” Plant-Based Moisturizer 
    Ellia Pay Attention Essential Oil Blend
    Weighted Hula Hoop
    You Feel Like S#@!, A n Interactive Self-Care Guide

    Photo by Tim Goedhart on Unsplash

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  • We are talking about differentiation with Kathleen Smith, author of Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down. Claire answers your botox questions, and BJ offers support to a listener struggling with trauma after a sexual assault (a trigger warning is given before this segment.)

    We also talked about:

    Migrastil Essential Oil Aromatherapy Roll=On Migraine Stick
    Veestro Plant-Based Meal Delivery Service
    Pilot G2s
    Bare Republic Sunscreen Stick
    Steinbeck Pencils
    LePen

  • Why are women so tired? How can we make modern marriage work? Roo and Kristen discuss the mental load that tends to fall on women, and how to push back on the societal norms that tell us that, despite our efforts at equality, women are still in charge of more domestic and familial tasks. We also chat with Jennifer Petriglieri, the author of Couples That Work: How Dual-Career Couples Can Thrive in Love and Work, and our resident therapist BJ shares some advice for readers struggling to know when to end a marriage.



    In this episode we also talked about:

    Green Tea Detox Matcha Mud Mask 
    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
    Fleabag
    Schitt’s Creek
    Runner’s Mace
    The New York Times Crossword

    Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash

  • Kristen is chatting with our new cohost Roo Powell about the difficulty of being present, and interviews Philip Shephard about the concept of embodiment and radical wholeness. We also introduce BJ Hickman, our new resident therapist who will be taking your questions (ask them here!)



    In this episode we talked about:

    Radical Wholeness: The Embodied Present and the Ordinary Grace of Being 
    New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the Twenty-First Century
    TEPP
    The Strava App
    GoFiltr Alkaline Water
    Scrumptious Wicks 
    The Davinci Wedge
    Klova Patches

    Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

  • Sarah explains her decision to step back as host, and Kristen introduces the new show format and a new co-host. We chat with Sherianna Boyle about the importance of creating space to feel our feelings.



    In this episode we talked about:

    Emotional Detox: 7 Steps to Release Toxicity and Energize Joy
    Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy
    The Chalet Wrap from Mer-Sea
    Mantra Mask Hemp CBD Coconut Eye Gels
    Sarah’s Top Clean Beauty Picks of 2019
    Aleavia Body Cleanse 

    Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash

  • We’re talking about how shame affects our sex lives with Matthis Roberts, author of the new book Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms.. 



    In this episode we also talked about:


    Nalgene Water Bottles
    Kristen’s Giant Water Jug
    The Berkey Water Filter
    Skylar Clean Perfume
    365 Makeup Remover
    Drunk Elephant Cleansing Bar
    Adoratherapy Mood Boost
    MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser
    The Ordinary Vitamin C Serum
    Lavender Epsom Salts

    Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash

  • Every day in the US, hundreds of thousands of people have to make decisions about their health. Treating diseases. Managing pain. It can be scary, and it can be life-changing. But what happens if you’re offered a supposed miracle cure, and you end up worse off than before?

    In a new podcast from Wondery, patients in search of a miracle cure end up in critical condition. The race is on to find out what went wrong before more people get hurt. The trail leads back to a medical company with slick marketing and a charismatic CEO. And to a multibillion-dollar stem cell industry where greed and desperation collide. Laura Beil, the award-winning host and reporter of “Dr Death,” returns for this six-part investigative series from the makers of “Dirty John” and “The Shrink Next Door.” Bad Batch will explore the multi-million dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where corporate greed and patient desperation collide. It’s an industry that claims to treat pain, autoimmune diseases, infections and even autism. It’s a cautionary tale, and an important listen, and we've got a preview of it for you.  Listen now at wondery.fm/BadBatchSelfie.

  • It’s our annual holiday gift guide! We’ve got all kinds of self-care gift ideas for the people you love. In this episode we talked about:

    Everlane Cashmere Crewneck Sweater 
    Herbivore Botanicals Self Love Kit 
    I Want To Sleep Well Gift Set
    Corala Premium Weighted Blanket Set
    Extract Labs Extra Strength Raspberry CBD Tincture 
    Library Fragrance Discovery Set 
    Beautycounter Hand Cream Trio 
    Botanical  Republic Double Cleansing Kit
    Birch Light Moisturizer
    orangeheat Kids Apparel
    Decocrated Curated Home Decor Subscription
    One Dish - Four Seasons: Food, Wine, and Sound - All Year Round cookbook
    VIVA ALEXANDER Tea Set
    Away Everywhere Bag
    Evolvh Healthy Hair Trio 
    How Not To Always Be Working: A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care 
    Q&A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal 
    Dinner: Changing The Game 
    Nespresso by De'Longhi VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine 
    Cuyana Leather Travel Case Set 
    Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe Tote 
    Everlane Renew Transit Weekender Bag



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    Photo by Lore Schodts on Unsplash

  • It’s YOUR thumbs up! We are sharing some of our listener’s best recommendations for products, books, movies, and practices that are life-giving right now. In this episode we (you) talked about: Ole Henrikson Truth Serum Elf Eyebrow Pencil Christmas tree lights The Highwomen The Creaky Floors Christmas album (Kristen’s band!) Smitten Kitchen Pancakes Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Educated by Tara Westover DIM Supplement 200mg - DIM Diindolylmethane Plus BioPerineSchitts CreekThe Outlander Series Bai Narino Peach Super Tea Virgil's Zero Sugar Cola Happy Light True Lemon, Lime, Orange & Grapefruit 32ct Boxes Sampler Pack Learning about the enneagram! Drunk Elephants Vitamin C Serum Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner Aquafix — Chemist Confessions Bee House Iced Tea and Coffee The British show “Outnumbered” on Hulu Making time for theater and comedy shows or concerts with friends and familyLOLA is a female-founded company offering an oragnic line of cotton tampons, pads, and liners. LOLA products are 100% organic cotton and we love the convenience of their monthly subscription which is fully customizable - you can choose your mix of products, your perfect mix of absorbency, your number of boxes, and frequency of delivery. In addition to tampons and liners, Sex by LOLA is a line of gynecologist approved sexual health & wellness products that includes lubricated condoms, personal lubricant and these awesome individually packaged cleansing wipes that you can use anywhere. Like their tampons, LOLA’s products are stripped of unnecessary, irritating additives and they available for subscription; you can add to your period subscription, so everything is conveniently delivered on your ideal schedule. We have a special offer for you guys - for 30% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter the promo code SELFIE when you subscribe! Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash

  • What’s the difference between annoying friends and family, and people who are toxic? And how can we be around them over the holidays and maintain boundaries? We chat with author James Sweigert about detaching with love. 



    In this episode we talked about:

    If You Say So: My Story and How I Changed It To Save My Life
    The Gratitude Jar
    Dogwood Botanicals Calendula Rose Face and Body Cream 
    Obvi Cereal-Flavored Collagen 

  • Kristen interviews her daughter about their family gratitude practices, Sarah commiserates about how she can’t remember anything, and both share some big feelings about aging skin. Also, find out how India really feels about Claire (spoiler alert . . . there are tears.)

    In this episode we talked about:

    Beautycounter Hand Cream Trio
    Big Berkey Water Filter Bundle 
    NALA Personalized Deodorants 
    MY ALCHEMY Rose Hydrosol Toner
    I Will Always Write Back
    Teami Green Tea Mud Mask



    Canvas People is your one stop shop for personalized gifts. They take your favorite photo memories and prints them onto canvases, mugs, throw pillows, even ornaments. Canvases come ready to hang, are built to last and sourced from renewable forests. Now, as a special, very limited holiday offer, CanvasPeople.com is offering their popular 11 by 14 photo canvases for free. These normally sell for $69.99, but you’ll pay nothing – just cover shipping and handling! To get your FREE canvas text SELFIE to 64-000.

     

    Photo by Freshh Connection on Unsplash

  • Self-care can be a challenge for busy women, and Adita Lang literally wrote the book on it. We chat with her about:


    How women can prioritize their own needs
    Why cleaning out your pantry is a great way to start for any new season 
    Why you should add coconut oil to your coffee
    Ways sugar can place your immune system on snooze
    Why salt isn't a terrible thing
    The plethora of benefits from making tea time a daily priority
    What you need to know about the four pillars of health: nutrition, exercise, sleep and happiness



    In this episode we also talked about:

    Gardners Garden Natural Sleep Mist
    Dioxyme Brain Nootropics
    Huggie Hoops Gold Earrings
    Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room Netflix Comedy Special

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    Photo by Allie Smith on Unsplash

  • Kristen and Sarah talk Halloween prep, blenders, and finding your glasses, and we interview Dr. Cynthia Li, a doctor who found an unexpected path after an autoimmune condition began consuming her body. Her book Brave New Medicine details the physical and existential crisis that forced her to question her own medical training.

    In this episode we also talked about:

    NutriBullet Blender
    Evolvh SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner
     Eversmile Aligner Foam Cleaner and Whitener
    Olive and M Face Oil
    The Institute of Functional Medicine

     

  • Rebekah Lyons joins us to talk about finding rhythms of self-care, and overcoming the exhaustion of meeting the expectations of others. Kristen talks about her new question: WILL THIS BRING ME STRESS? And Claire gives an update on her new boundaries with a difficult family member.

    In this episode we talk about:

    Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose 
    RAEN Norie Glasses in Honey 
    Dr. Bronner's Bar Soap Peppermint 
    Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap Eucalyptus
    The Skin Saint Detox Mask
    Sleepenvie Matress

  • Deni Carise, Clinical Psychologist, is helping us make sense of the opioid crisis, and why so many adults are finding themselves addicted to prescription painkillers. 

    Dr. Carise is the Chief Scientific Officer of Recovery Centers of America (RCA).  RCA is dedicated to creating neighborhood-based treatment and recovery campuses that include detoxification, residential and outpatient services. Dr Carise is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. She is also a contributor at The Huffington Post. 

    In this episode we also discuss:

    Ultima Electolyte Powder 
    Abronda Leather Sleeve for Laptop 
    Head Leveler Pillow
    Archer Roose’s Wine Spritzers

     

    Photo by Haley Lawrence on Unsplash

  • It’s our 100th episode!! We are looking back at some of our favorite moments from the show.In this episode we talk about: Charmking Compression Socks Heating Pad for Neck and Shoulders Family Gratitude Journal TrophySkin JeNU Ultrasonic Infuser: Laughter yoga in Episode 76 (see the photos here.) The pubic hair convo in Episode 6 Embarrassing hot doctor stories in Episode 30 Vagifacials with Claire in Episode 23 Italic is a great way to buy unbranded, high-end purses, accessories and clothing that is affordable and sustainable: Shop beautiful, unbranded luxury goods from the same manufacturers as Gucci, Chanel, and Cartier, but without the markup costs of branding. Their in-house design team travels the world sourcing the best manufacturers to create their own originally design products. Italic's supply chain prevents excess inventory so you can feel good and promote sustainability without paying a premium or compromising on quality. Use the code SELFIE for a $15 credit on your first purchase at Italic.com. Today’s episode is sponsored by LOLA; a female-founded company that offers 100% organic pads, liners, and tamons. Each month, you can customize exactly what you need for your own feminine care. In addition to tampons and liners, Sex by LOLA is a line of gynecologist approved sexual health & wellness products that includes lubricated condoms, personal lubricant and these awesome individually packaged cleansing wipes that you can use anywhere. We have a special offer for you guys - for 30% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter the promo code SELFIE when you subscribe! Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash

  • Christine Koh joins us today to talk about how our health insurance, or lack thereof, can thwart our best efforts at self-care, and Kristen gives an update on her recent deviated septum repair and turbinate reduction with Cosmeticare in Newport Beach.In this episode we talked about: Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less Edit Your Life Josh Rosebrook Serum Spray Boxwalla’s October Box with African Botanics Le Masque Hydralift BalanceMD Comprehensive Fungal and Yeast Support Dr. Hana’s Nasopure The “Nicer Neti Pot” Wedge Pillow Today’s episode is sponsored by LOLA; a female-founded company that offers 100% organic pads, liners, and tamons. Each month, you can customize exactly what you need for your own feminine care. In addition to tampons and liners, Sex by LOLA is a line of gynecologist approved sexual health & wellness products that includes lubricated condoms, personal lubricant and these awesome individually packaged cleansing wipes that you can use anywhere. We have a special offer for you guys - for 30% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter the promo code SELFIE when you subscribe!Photo by Francisco Venâncio on Unsplash

  • Dr. Chad Larson, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, talks to us about leaky gut, the hidden symptoms of food sensitivities (like skin issues, brain fog, and anxiety) and how to determine if you have sensitivities to certain foods. Dr. Larson has a degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences, and is on the clinical consulting team for Cyrex Laboratories.



    In this episode we talked about:

    Cyrex Allergy Testing
    Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend
    High on Love Sensual Bath Oil
    Body Glide Anti-Chafe Anti-Blister Balm
    MyChelle Sun Sheild Liquid SPF 50 face

    Italic is a great way to buy unbranded, high-end purses, accessories and clothing that is affordable and sustainable: Shop beautiful, unbranded luxury goods from the same manufacturers as Gucci, Chanel, and Cartier, but without the markup costs of branding. Their in-house design team travels the world sourcing the best manufacturers to create their own originally design products. Italic’s supply chain prevents excess inventory so you can feel good and promote sustainability without paying a premium or compromising on quality. Use the code SELFIE for a $15 credit on your first purchase at Italic.com. 

    Photo by Gesina Kunkel on Unsplash

  • Kristen talks with author Heather Hansen about how she learned to stand up and advocate for herself. Heather is an advocacy consultant, author of The Elegant Warrior: How to Win Life's Trials Without Losing Yourself. She’s communicated her way to success as a lawyer, an advocate, and a mediator. Heather draws upon her personal experiences in the courtroom and in life, as well as her psychology degree, to help others learn to advocate for themselves. 



    In this episode we talked about:

    Nespresso VertuoPlus
    The Elegant Warrior Podcast
    Amuliss Face Massager and Roller
    True Foods Cookbook
    Tranquility Temperature Balancing Weighted Blanket w/ Washable Cover
    Plant Juice Oils Doze Off Sleep Blend with 50mg CBD
    Plant Juice Oils Get a Grip Stress Blend with 50mg CBD

    Care/Of is a monthly subscription vitamin service made from effective, quality ingredients personally tailored to your exact needs. Care/of makes it easy to upgrade your health routine. . . . whether you’re looking for energy, better sleep, or to cope with stress. For 25% off your first order of personalized care/of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and enter the promo code SELFIE.