The show opens with a big shout out to Chryssy’s nephew, who is leaving for basic training this week. You’re awesome, Jake!
We’re a little on the fly today, as Chryssy accidently deleted all her show pre-planning, but we hit some high notes regardless.
We talk about our goals and our book club read and then we get into what is sure to be the next huge NYC food phenomenon. Listen in to learn all about the best thing since sliced bread . . .
Chryssy brings us what would have been a purple lipstick show, had she cared about anyone else’s opinion. She doesn’t think the Bernie memes are funny and she and Heather debate the why of this. Chryssy calls the memes cheap and low brow and a bunch of other not particularly nice things. Who knew she was such an advocate for tradition and pomp and circumstance? Chryssy asks for privacy during this difficult time – as in, please don’t send her Bernie memes.
Head over to Facebook and Instagram to see all the exciting things happening on the show and to watch out livestream. There’s some pretty quality Salt&Pepa jams at the beginning. As always, you can also find us at chryssyandheather.com
Until next time!
Heather is super pumped about the great progress she and Chryssy are having on their goals, and we start this episode with a check-in and reminder about setting achievable goals.
Heather is also excited because it is almost Mardi Gras, even though COVID has caused parades in New Orleans to be cancelled. So, Heather's hometown has gotten creative and this year is having Yardi Gras! Check out this link to see the fun ways people are decorating their houses: https://www.nola.com/multimedia/photos/collection_57b3b908-54fb-11eb-af5d-8b79d450f1c0.html?fbclid=IwAR08VaIos4NZyQFqfIcE-kZ4_qikg-i8zJyhcljsM1-3JWfbkLB-0MBZnf4#anchor_item_40
In a bit of a flashback, Heather quizzes Chryssy and Producer Jon on some 1918 slang. Can you guess what these words mean? https://www.npr.org/sections/npr-history-dept/2015/08/20/432382499/16-spiffy-words-college-students-used-in-1916
And in the Grab Bag, the gals talk about the pressure we have to be positive, and about the concept of toxic positivity. They want you to know that all vibes are welcome here, and have some helpful tips for changing your vibes if and when you want to. https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/toxic-positivity-during-the-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR1rAXZMxb-WD5BFgGing6WFZEs9n7Mk71Wz2YRNopZSyyrgQHAxz9gORLc
It's the second episode of season 3! In this episode, Chryssy and Heather are wearing makeup and look great, so you should tune in to the livestreams on Mondays around 9:30 to see them.
Heather brings some good news with a heartwarming story about a community that pulled together to save their local bar by buying all of the inventory. We're sure this was not at all related to the fact that the inventory was beer. You can read the whole story here: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/customers-buy-entire-beer-stock-at-swan-dive/
Heather suggests that the Senate and House of Representatives have a Secret Santa for the whole year to promote friendship and understanding. It's a great idea.
Speaking of shopping, Heather has swipe fatigue! She has been shopping way too much and that's made her curious to know about the shopping habits of Americans.
Did you know that the average woman makes 301 trips to the store annually, spending close to 400 hours a year shopping? This amounts to 8.5 years spent shopping during a typical lifespan. (NY Daily News)
Despite economic turmoil, 41% of consumers say that the convenience of the shopping experience is more important than price. 47% said they will shop with important heritage or traditional brands that they want to see survive. 63% said they will shop more with retailers located nearby because they want them to stay open. Heather quizzes Chryssy about her shopping habits and doesn't judge her at all.
Do you have a goal to spend less this year? Tell us about it! Until next time....
Happy New Year and Welcome to Season 3!!!!! Your favorite gals at How To Do Life are back with a fresh new season full of hope and possibility. There’s a new intro and new cover art and we are divas who livestream now. It’s the perfect time to get on board, no prerequisites required.
2021 tried hard to hold on to 2020 throughout its first week with us. Chryssy and Heather are sure we can break free. Chryssy spoke to the universe on our collective behalf, and we learned it’s ok the be fragile. This was a tough pill to swallow, but it’s true, friends. Sometimes we are not strong. And that’s ok. Never fear – the only way out is up! And we are climbing.
We celebrate the Browns beating the Steelers. This has been the high point of 2021 so far.
Chryssy shares with us an article about the bullshit of mindfulness in a pandemic. Here it is: https://www.economist.com/1843/2020/11/27/mindfulness-is-useless-in-a-pandemic
No, what we need now isn’t mindfulness, it’s hope. Chryssy recommends you go listen to Andra Day sing “Rise Up” if you need a boost. Be gentle with each other right now, please.
But also realize, friends, that extending ourselves a whole year of “grace” may have meant we slacked. It may have meant we allowed ourselves not to reach out goals. We gave ourselves permission to quit our routines, or gain weight, or not connect. Because 2020.
And that’s fine. For a minute. But, it’s time. It’s time, people. That “grace period” can’t last forever. Make yourself some goals and get off your ass and after them. Let’s get into it.
Until next time.
Happy New Year from the How To Do Life team! We are trying not to get too excited, but we are certainly ready to celebrate it NOT being 2020 anymore.
Remember how we thought this year was going to be so grand? But, truly, remember also that Chryssy came back from Spain for our first show of 2020 with a warning. The universe had spoken to Chryssy and had not been nice. And Chryssy knew she was in for a lot of adversity in 2020. She just had no idea what it would look like or that everyone else would face it, too!
But a New Year is upon us, and, come what may, it’s an opportunity for optimism. Chryssy encourages us to look back at those magic moments in life. To spend a little time reflecting on first words of our babies, and first kisses. Remember getting your license and saying your vows with that special someone. Here’s a list of some of life's regular bits of magic, to help remind you of all the good that’s happen and all there is to look forward to.
Your homework is to start the New Year feeling however you feel. Check in with the universe and see what she may have in store for you, and above all, look for joy.
Happy New Year! Until next time.
For anyone who has lost track, today is December 30. We are so so so close to the end of 2020, and Heather shares some of the highlights of the year. We take a brief look back in time at the innocent days of January, and take a moment to reflect on all we have learned this year. We give ourselves kudos for providing job security for mental health providers, and we also make plans for opening a new business in 2021: a super-fun, heavily-themed karaoke car wash.
We struggle to make our sugar-plum-ridden minds compute toilet paper math, which was probably a bad decision considering we had already begun toasting to the end of the year with some crappy wine that Chryssy bought by accident.
Usually, Heather likes to end the show with something uplifting and inspirational, but in this case she reveals that Nostradamus has predicted a zombie apocalypse and killer comets for 2021. So stay tuned for that.
Until next time...
We have finally made it to Christmas Day, and Heather would like to celebrate with a nap. But, since she still has work to do, instead she indulges her closet-historian self with peeks into why we do what we do at Christmastime. We talk about the history of mistletoe, caroling, Christmas trees, tinsel, and more, all punctuated with some of Heather's knee-slapper Dad jokes, to which Chryssy responds appropriately, once again proving that Chryssy and Heather are destined by the universe to be friends.
And, Heather gets schooled on great movie sequels and manages to work in various poo references. There is something for everyone!
Until next time.....
The end of the year is nigh and we’re prepping to prep. We’re thinking about thinking about things. We’re dipping our toes in the idea of reclaiming good things in 2021.
Today also happens to be Book Club Day, and we talk about Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, and the impact it had on Chryssy.
Oprah helped us out with a few of the questions. And you can find even more here: http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/wild-by-cheryl-strayed-reading-group-guide/3
Listen in to be part of the discussion and to learn a little about our next book and how we chose it. It’s Calypso by David Sedaris.
Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, where you can see the Christmas outfits we adorned today on the Live Replay.
Until next time!
Heather has a heartfelt thank you to her husband for her undying support as she grows out her hair. It's a difficult time for her and her family and she is thankful for their support and understanding while she is emotional.
If you need Heather on Wednesdays at 3pm, she will be busy with her Rockette dance lessons. Find out how you can join her.
If you still have some Christmas shopping to do, consider some butt butter. It's magical. Also, spend some time watching sequels to Christmas movies. She can especially recommend Christmas Chronicles 2, which Chryssy's kids should watch to supplement their religious education.
Have you told your kids the truth about Santa? He's real, just so you know. We encourage you to tell your children the lore of St. Nick as you gaze at the Christmas star on December 21.
And until next time.....