Ep. 133 Fresh tomatoes, yellow t-shirts, and life-changing conversations with Simran Sethi

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What if the person you think is the most different from you is the person who might end up being your most powerful teacher? That's the question Meg explores with author, podcaster, educator, and activist Simran Sethi in this episode of Sorta Awesome! Tune in to hear Simran share her wisdom on how to take the most important first step in connecting with others, even and especially those who we disagree with the most. All of that plus Rebekah joins Meg for Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:

O Sacred Head: A Lenten Playlist
The Resident
BakingwithJoshandAnge on YouTube

The Slow Melt: a podcast about chocolate
Simran's Ted Talk: Why and How Do We Engage

You can find Simran on the web, Twitter, or Instagram!
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Ep. 132 Why are you like that? Relationships and the Enneagram with Leigh Kramer

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We've all been there - looking at another person, shaking our head, wondering WHY ARE YOU LIKE THAT?! Join Meg and Kelly in finding the answers to that question when they sit down with Leigh Kramer to discover how the Enneagram explains it all!

This episode is extra long - skip to 19:40 to dive right into the Enneagram awesome!

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SHOW NOTES:

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup (Kelly substitutes 1 can of black beans and 1 can of pinto beans instead of 2 cans of black beans.)
The Shadowy Horses, Susanna Kearsley
Wrong To Need You, Alisha Rai
Ceramic Pearl Professional Curling Wand

Ep. 12 Oh, the Enneagram? It’s Awesome!
Extra Awesome: Leigh Kramer answers your Enneagram questions

EVERYDAY ENNEAGRAM BLOG:
Energies of the Enneagram Heart Triad
Energies of the Enneagram Head Triad
Enneagram Energies of the Gut Triad

The Road Back to you
The Enneagram Made Easy
The Wisdom of the Enneagram

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Find Leigh on her blogTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram

 

Ep. 131 Cleanse, clog, and communicate consciously with Mary Shores

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The way we talk to ourselves matters - and science proves it! This week, Meg is joined by author, speaker, and entrepreneur Mary Shores to talk about how important it is that we are conscious of how we are speaking to ourselves. They also discuss Mary's theory that all of our choices either bring cleansing to our lives or they clog the pathway of our hopes and dreams. Tune in for all of this, plus Meg and Kelly share those Awesomes of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES:
Slow Burn by Slate
Switched on Pop: Despacito

Conscious Communications, Mary Shores
 

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Find Mary at MaryShores.com and in the Fearless Ambition Facebook Group.

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Extra Awesome: Getting vulnerable with Jamie Ivey (If Only You Knew)

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Chances are you have a skeleton or two tucked away in a closet gathering dust - we all do! But what if the stories you've kept yourself all these years might actually hold the key to unlocking the path to vulnerability and trust in relationships? Join Meg as she chats with author and podcaster Jamie Ivey about the importance of vulnerability in relationships and HOW to open up and talk to others more authentically.

Jamie's book If Only You Knew

Find Jamie at JamieIvey.com

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Ep. 130 3 biggest takeaways you can't miss!

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Awesomes! Give yourself a happy high five and a big squeeze! January has been fun, but it has also been some work, right? We're well on our way to making 2018 The Year of the Awesome, and today Meg is here to make sure you haven't missed a thing!

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SHOW NOTES:

DASH rapid egg cooker
Amerisleep mattress


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Ep. 129 10 little luxuries get you through winter

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Awesomes, no need to let the winter doldrums get you down! We're spending the month of January talking about how to take better care of YOU, and Episode 129 features Meg and Rebekah sharing a list of ten little luxuries to get you through these long winter months. From high-end lip balm to hot chocolate that will change your life, they are all about treating you WELL this week!

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Go check out Tsh Oxenreider's new project, the podcast Women's Work!

AotW:
The Royals, Season 3
Trello (again!)

Basic Crock Pot Hot Chocolate
Crock Pot Coconut Hot Chocolate (Rebekah cut this recipe in half and recommends using it almost like a concentrate.)
Jetpens.com, sampler section
@higlowhey on Instagram
Miss Spa Hydrating Mask 
Jo Malone Vitamin E Lip Conditioner
Using Houseplants to Reduce Toxins and Grow Fresh Air
5 Simple Ways to Detoxify Your Home and Body (lists more plants)
Sharper Image Aromatherapy Wrap
StitchFix (waived styling fee promotion ends 1/31/18)
Tapered Collection - best t-shirts!
SkinFix 12 hour healing ointment
 

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Ep. 128 Love your body, change your world with Jen Hoffman

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Are you ready for the Year of the Awesome? We know that the Awesomes can change the world, but only if we start from a strong foundation. This week's episode is a MUST-LISTEN for anyone who has a body. Chances are, that's you! Listen to body and mindset expert Jen Hoffman of Healthy Moving drop some profound, mindset-changing truth that will start off your year with a revolutionary way of connecting with your body.

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MissionU - MissionU.com/awesome to earn $500 upon completion of program
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SHOW NOTES:
Found podcast

Skil-Care Crash Pad

Neck & Shoulder Exercise

Hip & Back Exercise

Small Hinge Challenge

You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
You can find Jen at HealthyMoving.com and on Facebook

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Ep. 127 Let's get fired up!

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We are ringing in 2018 in an AWESOME way this week! Meg and Kelly want to get you fired up with a message about the future of Sorta Awesome and a little peek at what this year will bring to our community. Then they dig into an exploration of the idea of energy - what if understanding how to manage your energy - not your time - could unlock personal fulfillment in this new year? Tune in to hear all about it!

SHOW NOTES:
The Greatest Showman
Ulta Waterproof Mascara Topcoat

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Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

 

Ep. 126 Best of 2017 (a group show!)

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Awesomes, let's send 2017 off with all the gold glitter we can find! In this annual year end wrap-up, Meg is joined by co-hosts Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura, and together they talk through their favorites for the year in listening, reading, and watching. They also share their very favorite episodes of Sorta Awesome from 2017 as well as their Awesomes of the Year!

Thank you to our sponsors:
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Awesomes of the Year:
Modern Burlap
Blue Babies Pink
Wood Puzzle App
Calm-A-Mama
Harry Potter ASMR

Listening:
The Daily
NPR's Up First
Reality Steve Podcast: Episode 13 - Clare Crawley; Episode 52 - Olivia Caridi
The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn
Heavyweight

Reading:
A Wrinkle in Time Series by Madeline L'Engle
Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage by Madeline L'Engle
Richard Rohr
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Elizabeth Strout
Smartest Person in the Room: Best Books & Reading 2017, part II
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jessmyn Ward

Watching:

Instagram Stories
@VenisonForDinner
@ErinHMoon
@TheLazyGenuis
@HumorousHomemaking

Favorite Episodes:

85 - Awesomely and unapologetically organized with Meredith Schwartz of Penelope Loves Lists
86 - How to dress a man with Kyle Tietz
99 - Leaning Into The Squirm
101 - The truth about anxiety, part 2
117 - Starbucks, Spot Lights, and What about those college degrees?
118 - The Critical Thing You Aren't Getting
Extra Awesome: S-Town by Serial, thoughts and theories
Cringe-Worthy Climaxes (Supporter Only)
Unedited Gift Guide 2017 (Supporter Only)

You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Ep. 125 Let's get ready to pivot!

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As 2017 comes to a close and we are all thinking about what 2018 might hold, we are wondering: are you ready for a pivot moment? Join Meg and Kelly as they explore the concept of pivoting in our lives, whether it's a change in work, beliefs, or relationships. We also hear incredibly powerful stories from Awesomes who have gone through big pivots and want to share their awesome advice with you. All of that plus Awesome of the Week!

Thank you to our sponsors:
Sun Basket - Get $35 off of your first order at SunBasket.com/sorta
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Madeline L'Engle's Glimpses of Grace
AMC's Turn

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Ep. 124 Spilling our secrets for an awesome first year

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We are going gaga for babies this week on Sorta Awesome! Meg invites co-host Rebekah to talk all things baby as they prepare to celebrate the first birthday of the littlest Hoffer baby. You'll hear Meg talk about how she (literally) wrote the book on thriving in baby's first year, and what has changed for her since her twins were born. Then Meg and Rebekah both share all of their best tips, resources, gift ideas, and more to help bring on the awesome for all in those crazy baby days!

Thank you to our sponsors Storyworth and LOLA!

H&M Body Shaping Jeans
Zack Morris is Trash

Spirit-Led Parenting: From Fear to Freedom in Baby's First Year by Megan Tietz & Laura Oyer

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
100 Ways to Encourage a New Mom by Lisa-Jo Baker
The Lazy Genius Raises a Baby
14 Things You Need for Your Postpartum Body: a pre-baby shopping list for mommy
BabywearingInternational.org
The Wonder Weeks
When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads by Dr. Barbara Luke

First Year Calendar
Teething Necklace
Modern Burlap Receiving Blankets
Swaddle Sleepsacks
Boppy Nursing Pillow, My Breast Friend Twins Nursing Pillow
13 Baby Products That Might Not Be On Your Radar …But Totally Should Be!
10 Practical Tips for a Fabulous & Affordable Nursery
Why I Don’t Use Cloth Diapers
10 Tips for Making Baby Food
I am Scared to Have 2 Kids: an update 2 years later
Breastfeeding Tips and Encouragement
SortaCrunchy: Twins Pregnancy Series



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Ep. 123 Intuition, friendship, and the future

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Every now and again, we take Sorta Awesome back to our roots with a grab bag episode filled with our answers to YOUR questions! This week, Laura joins Meg to answer questions about the weird and wonderful ways friendships work in 2017, how personality systems can sometimes feel stressful, and how an episode of Sorta Awesome ended up changing their lives (and the future of the show!). All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

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Trello
Omega 3 at Trader Joe's
Episode 113 We don't know what we're doing

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Extra Awesome: Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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Happy holiday season, Awesomes! We know that as many of you gather with family and friends this week, you are also gathering up your shopping lists for holiday gift-giving. We hope our AWESOME recommendations will help you pick things for the naughty and the nice on your list.

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Ep. 122 Bring the awesome to your Thanksgiving!

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Alton It's our first ever Sorta Awesome Thanksgiving episode! Tune in to feast with us on how to bring so much more awesome to your Thanksgiving gathering this year. You'll hear Meg and Kelly discuss recipes, hosting hacks, best-guest tips, and the voices of some Awesomes sharing great Thanksgiving stories. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!


aka Wyatt Cenac

tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Kelly’s symphonic Thanksgiving menu

Alton Brown's roast turkey

Edited to add: recipe for the homemade crescent rolls

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Extra Awesome: Stranger Things with Nish Weiseth

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Obsessed with Netflix's original series Stranger Things? Curious about what all the hype is about? Join Meg as she and her dear friend, author, and podcast host Nish Weiseth spend an hour flailing and yelling about all the reasons everyone should be watching Stranger Things! The first twenty minutes are a broad, spoiler-free overview of the show, and after that, they dive into deep discussion of the social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the series they can't stop talking about.

Find Nish's NEW podcast Impolite Company wherever you listen to podcasts!

Nish is on Twitter as @NishWeiseth

Washington Post: 5 80s tropes that Stranger Things turns upside down

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Ep. 121 Boundaries for the holidays: sane solutions for difficult dynamics

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It's the most wonderful time of the year ... sorta. The holidays are fast approaching, and along with this season of joy and thankfulness, there are often difficult family dynamics to navigate. Meg and Kelly invite therapist Annie Wright back to Sorta Awesome to answer some of your questions about how to set (and keep!) healthy boundaries to keep your days merry and bright. All of that plus yummy snacking and a podcast obsession in Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES:

True Crime Obsessed

Annie Wright Psychotherapy

Annie Wright: Challenged by holiday time spent with family? Explore my build-your-own holiday coping kit

Annie Wright: How boundaries impact every area of your life and what to do if yours needs work

Find Annie at her blog AnnieWright.com (along with many free resources!) and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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Ep. 120 Fantastic photo organization for every Awesome

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Whether you are a well-organized photo fanatic or a drowning in pictures photo mess, Meg and Laura have ideas, tips, advice, and more to help you figure out your digital photo situation! You'll hear how to fight the photo overwhelm as well as fantastic ideas on what to do with all those pictures! All of that plus Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES:

Aveeno shower facial
BENEFIT POREfessional
Imagine Dragons Thunder

Chatbooks
Shutterfly
Mixbook
MPIX
Canvas on Demand
Framebridge
Project Life

Follow @laura.tremaine on Instagram to participate in #OneDayHH

You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Ep. 119 Digital Decisions (a group show!)

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Ever wonder how other people are organizing their lives in a digital world? Or how people go about protecting the privacy of their family in the age of Facebook-stalking? Meg gathered all of the co-hosts to talk through some of the biggest digital decisions we make every day, and they are all too happy to share how and why they do what they do! All of that plus a DOUBLE-DOSE of Awesome of the Week!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Advent calendars for kids
Tim Ferriss's Tools of Titans
Smartest Person in the Room Ep 25 Eating Disorders with dietician Nicole Avila

Inkwell Daily Planner
Moleskine Planner
Nomatic Planner
Meg's favorite skinny glittery washi tape

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Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!

Extra Awesome: Dr. Mary Yamashita answers big questions about breast cancer screening

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If you are a woman or cares about someone who is, this episode of Extra Awesome is a must-listen! Thanks to one of our very own Awesomes, Meg was able to connect with Dr. Mary Yamashita - a breast cancer imaging specialist - who is here today to share her answers to some of the biggest questions we have about mammograms and breast cancer screening. You'll hear about one of the biggest risk factors that most women don't know they have, as well as the future of breast cancer screening which may include a spa-like experience!

Find out more about Dr. Mary Yamashita here.

Find out more about SoftVue clinical trials here.