Heather is curious.
In her continued pursuit of being a late adopter of pop culture, she just discovered the show "Three Wives, One Husband," awakening her fascination with polygamy. So, she's curious to know: is polygamy really just cheaters legitimizing their cheating? Is monogamy overrated? How do polygamists pay for all of those families? Where are the mothers in law? What if the women decided they wanted more husbands? The gals discuss polygamy in other religions, and dispels myths about polygamy. Then, Heather is curious to know.... has Chryssy ever been recruited for a cult? Heather has. Listen and learn, friends.
And books/resources referenced during the show are...
Heather has decided that 2020 needs a pick-me-up, so she's gone in search of good news. What she found instead is one of the most 2020 stories possible, which she reads for Chryssy, who is astounded and also intrigued. You can read it here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/wild-boar-swim-beach-video-germany-baltic-sea-a9668761.html
Meanwhile at Heather's house, her son has begun inflating balloons and hanging streamers for a party. What's the occasion? You decide! Heather has a very long list of national observances suitable for celebration, including a way that the gals can create their own holiday to be celebrated in the future!
Here's where you can find a reason to party every day:
And where you can declare your OWN special day! https://nationaldaycalendar.com/
In the famous words of Mel Brooks in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (also referenced in this episode), "Let's get ferschnickered!"
Today is just one big homework assignment. Chryssy brings us good tidings of great joy from the future, when your children return to school. The whole show boils down to a couple pieces of sage advice:
Chryssy is pleased to live up to the show title today and actually tell you “How To Do” something.
We also discuss the concept of gaining through less. The ladies talk about cutting things out of our lives that don’t spark joy or that spark only short-term joy. Keep the things that are building toward the life you want. Everything else has no place.
There is no shame in controlling the things that you can healthily and safely control. This doesn’t make you a control freak. Times are uncertain, and taking steps to make yourself – and your children, as they head back to class – more grounded is good for you. If there’s ever been a time to relish predictability, it’s now.
Take on the homework assignment today. Purge what’s not working, reset and reorganize, and actually GIVE UP some of your reign on your household by allowing your kids to step into greater roles. We’ve got this. Let’s get into it.
Dream Week continues with more discoveries into common dreams and their meanings, including dreams that you are falling, dreams that you are pregnant, and dreaming that you've discovered a brand new hidden room in your house.
Of course, none of Heather's recurring dreams were found in any list on the interwebs, so Dr. Chryssy put on her white coat and diagnosed Heather with Advanced Over-Achievers Syndrome after Heather shared her anxiety-ridden dreams. Heather diagnosed Chryssy back, so now they're even.
Then Heather turned the tables on us and shared some secret things we can do to influence our dreams, one of which is eating cheese. And there is nothing wrong with that!
Until next time...
Today Chryssy and Heather discuss dreams. You’ll hear this fun topic all week, and FUN it is.
We talk about some of the most common dreams and what popular psychology (and Chryssy and Heather) think they might mean.
Chryssy caught up with an old friend this week. Her college pal, Brandi, gave us some insight into what her highly imaginative dreams look like. This is extra interesting because Brandi is blind. We have some neat conversation about what’s in our minds’ eye versus what our physiology can do.
Here are some links to a few of the dream articles discussed on this show. There are plenty more down the rabbit hole.
There’s a little Homework, a Might I Recommend, a True Confession and even some Chryssy’s Ponderings on today’s show. You’ll have to tune in to find out what they are.
Today is certainly not founded in the land of hard science, but it’s rooted in a pretty good time. We hope you join us.
Until next time!
It’s been another 10 episodes already, and Brian joins us today.
Before we get into it with him, though, there are a pair of VERY SPECIAL guest on the show. Today’s amazing guests, the incomparable duo of Ella and Ry, give us expert analysis about heading back to traditional classrooms here in the days of COVID.
In recapping episode 21, Brian has no further predictions for the rest of the year, but plenty of gripes about college football. We recap faceblindness and vacationing alone and with kids.
There was mention of Taylor Swift, but no one bit. Chryssy was displeased. Chryssy remained displease as Heather and Brian actually agreed on something and she was the odd one out.
What was it you ask? Tune in to hear their asinine (yes, Chryssy chose that word) chat about hiding food in face masks.
We review Heather’s 5th grade language arts homework assignment, and then have a short blip about sleep and dreaming.
Heather leads a round of “Lamentations or Taylor Swift.” Chryssy was please Taylor made the show. And the Bible has some choice lyrics.
We cover a lot of ground this episode, and let Ella and Ry do the “Until next time” and “Bye”s. Listen in so you don’t miss the fun – and listen to episodes 21 – 29 so you know what we’re recapping!
Until next time.
Heather has been reading the news, and now she has a lot of questions for Chryssy.
Everything is on the table, including the $22 million winning lottery ticket, the onion-flavored cereal, and that questionable yogurt from the back of the fridge.
We discuss rude animals (birds are the worst), miniature museums, and how being an adult is so overrated. It sounds like a mess but it is actually a lot of fun!
Happy Friday! Today the ladies have a chat about sleep and sleep disorders. They begin a conversation about dreams, and in 2 weeks you can expect two great episodes; the first will ponder possible meanings of common dreams and in the second episode, the ladies will take a crack at analyzing YOU.
Heather had a lucid dream while in sleep paralysis, according to resident expert Chryssy. We discuss this dream but not it’s meaning (though expert Chryssy purports that it was a “feeling alone / unable to communicate or connect” dream).
Chryssy tells us about her lifelong DREAM to become a sleep and dream researcher and expert. Then she tells us everything she’s ever learned in her self-study of these topics, starting in the 4th grade with Freud and ending with being unable to recall the actual areas and functions of the brain at work during sleep, but giving you a jumping off point to your own study.
We discuss the merits and necessities of sleep, and take a look at what Harvard has to say about it. http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/benefits-of-sleep/why-do-we-sleep
Chryssy encourages you to go down the fascinating rabbit hole of sleep and dreamland. Here are a couple places to start.
Twice on today’s show, Chryssy gives Heather a shout out for just being a terrific friend and human, but it’s nice to say it in the notes, too. Hoorary for Heather. And hooray for sleep and dreams.
Until next time.
In this action-packed episode of self-exploration, the gals get into the nitty gritty of life on the 2020 roller coaster. Heather uses the television show "Married at First Sight" as a precursor to a discussion about how much we rely on our gut instinct in decision-making, and the balance between intentional visioning and planning for life and willingness to ride the waves of life.
We dig into the clues that the universe gives us that it is time for a new chapter, and ponder the types of punctuation we might use to signify chapters of life.
We greet the next few months as a friend, and Chryssy offers up a quote for Heather, reminding us that even when we feel broken, all can be mended with intention. There is some homework for you, so don't get too comfortable! Until next time.....