Ali and Lauren are here for a quick update on where they have been and when the show will be back!
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It's just the two of us this week and we're covering
- What we wish we'd known when we were single
- What to do when you're sick of the dating apps
- Our wedding planning insight
- Some podcast FAQs
We love answering listener questions, so this is a fun episode! Thanks to everyone who submitted questions!
We talk to Bumble Chief Brand Officer, Alex Williamson on why Bumble is the best app on the market for dating, meeting friends, and networking. Alex explains why you should definitely fill out your entire profile and include your Instagram and Spotify info to help you find a date. Even if you aren't currently in the market for a new boo, don't sleep on using Bumble to meet your next BFF.
Download Bumble and make the first move: BUMBLE
Vestique co-owners Morgan Lashley and Caroline Dunham just opened their 9th store. We talk to them about the legwork required to build their brand, how they balance their friendship and business partnership, and the fashion trends everyone should try.
Part TWO with Dion Beary
-How does his religion play a roll in dating?
-How women can approach men, what they should actually say in real life and on dating apps
-How has the #MeToo movement changed the way we date
Dion Beary, a writer for Charlotte Agenda, joins us to chat about:
- The proper way to execute a DM slide
- Why guys bother saying things like "I'm moving" or "I'm really busy with work" when they actually just don't want to commit to a relationship
- Why he uses sports allegiances as a dealbreaker
- When ghosting is okay
It gets heated and we appreciate his honesty. This is part one of a two-part series featuring Dion. Find him on Instagram and Twitter, he's @hashtagdion.
We talk with Kayleen Schaefer, author of Text Me When You Get Home talks to us about the importance of rejecting the stereotype that girls are catty and reclaiming the power of female friendship. We discuss how to meet good friends, friend breakups, and how terrible Carrie Bradshaw at friendship. We're also joined by a special guest recapper, Ali's long-time bestie, Callie at the end of the episode to continue the convo about friendship!
Fine Kayleen's book HERE!
Blogger and influencer McKenna Bleu joins us to share what it really means to be an "influencer." What does she do on a day-to-day basis. If you run into her grabbing coffee, is she all done up or sporting her favorite athleisure like the rest of us? She also talks about her fiance's role in her social media-focused world, how she's preparing for any upcoming Instagram changes, and more.
We are joined by Lauren McAbee to discuss her decision to get implants after two kids, how she felt about her body, and how the implants ultimately made her ill. We discuss her decision to have them removed, her symptoms, and how she feels today.
Connect with Lauren: http://essentialthrive.com
Kacie Main, author of the new book "I Gave Up Men For Lent" joins us to talk about her Lentan dating hiatus, why taking a break during Lent is valuable regardless of your religion, and how we can press pause on the expectations and pressure from family members and friends when you're single and everyone NEEDS to know when you're going to fall madly in love.
We are joined in-studio by Mariah Oller - Tarot reader, sacred connector and founder of the Harvest & Moon Sisterhood! We talk to Mariah about her life as a cell-biologist turned Tarot-reader and how to make sure you're getting a legitimate tarot reading. We also discuss astrology and if mercury retograde is real. If you're weirded out by the notion of Tarot, this episode breaks it all down and we even get our Tarot cards read live on air!
We haven't done a solo episode in a while, so we decided to tackle some of the questions we've been fielding frequently from listeners!
- The must-knows before moving in with your partner
- A little rant about why wedding culture is insane. Lauren is a bride and Ali is a newlywed, but some of the aspects surrounding weddings still drive us nuts. Let's rant about them.
Author of How to Date Men When You Hate Men, Blythe Roberson joins us from NYC to discuss how our childhood sets us up for relationship failure, why some men are so creepy online if she really hates men, and how to deal when it feels like all your friends are getting married.
Blythe Roberson is a writer and comedian whose work has been published by the New Yorker, The Onion, and many more. She works as a researcher at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Connect with Blythe on her Instagram or Twitter both @blythelikehappy.
She's a graduate of the police academy, has completed basic training, and carefully creates a line of beautiful jewelry to remind women of their worth. Justine Wiggins is one of the most unique entrepreneurs we've ever had the pleasure of chatting with. We're talking with her about her journey from would-be law enforcement officer to owner of Worthy and Badass.
We talk to life coach Katie Mattson Craig about stepping outside of your comfort zone in business, relationship, friendship, and life. How do you know if it's time to switch careers or start a side hustle? How do you ignore the negative Nancy's who want to shut you down before you even get started? What if you're always dating the same wrong people? Katie has all the answers!
NASCAR driver and motivational speaker Julia Landauer joins us in-studio to shed some light on what it's really like to put the pedal to the metal as a professional driver. She's got incredible stories about a hood full of flames, mid-race bathroom breaks, and why she refuses to see other female drivers as competition.
We talk to Urban Skin Rx founder and fellow Charlottean, Rachel Roff about how she identified a hole in the skincare market, balancing single motherhood and entrepreneurship, and the feeling when she first saw her product in the aisle at Target! Rachel is incredibly vulnerable and honest about her life and even shares some much-needed skincare tips!
Anthropologist and author Dr. Helen Fisher joins us to talk about the number of people you should be "talking to" if you're looking to meet the one, the Singles in America Survey, and whether millennials are really having less sex.
We are joined in-studio by Sexologist Dr. Aleida Heinz to answer all the questions about sex. She tells us how many orgasms we should be having per week, the worst mistake you can make in the bedroom, and the one thing women should know about their bodies. Dr. Heinz even spills the tea on oral sex, anal sex, and threesomes. Listen all the way to the end for bloopers!
You can find more from Dr. Heinz on her website: http://aleidaheinz.com
We chat with certified nutritional health and psychology coach Samantha Eaton about ditching this toxic "diet" mentality, prepping healthy meals when you're busy, and finding your healthy body weight.
We're joined by fellow besties, Joni and Kit of Practically Perfect to help us get our lives organized in 2019. We discuss which room we should start on, how to get our paperwork in order, and tips for editing our closets. If one of your 2019 goals is to get organized, we have you covered!
Find Joni & Kit: https://www.practicallyperfectla.com