038: Stealing a Diamond is Hard

…and so is knowing yourself. On this week’s episode, Anna and Maria talk all about self knowledge: how it benefits our creativity and wellbeing, tools we can use to discover self knowledge, what your star sign is… Yep, our hosts get into everything from the Enneagram to astrology, and they’ve got a lot to say about it. Most importantly, they recognize that these tools are helpful because of the potential they have for various interpretations, and that we should use them in order to be compassionate and accepting of ourselves. Getting to know ourselves is hard--but it’s worth it.

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024: Perfectionism

On this week’s episode, Maria and Anna discuss perfectionism. They offer answers as to why some of us are perfectionists, what areas of life we apply perfectionism to, and how it both hinders and helps us. They also discuss how perfectionism relates to control, how it affects collaboration with others, and ultimately how we can change our views on perfectionism in order to benefit us. And, they round out the discussion with some classic wisdom from Voltaire.

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021: Habits

This week, Maria and Anna talk about habits (and struggle to correctly say “habit” throughout the episode… what is up with this word?). Our fearless co-hosts attempt to answer some elusive questions: What makes an action a habit? Why do we label habits as good and bad? How do we keep the positive habits in our lives? They also talk about how habits relate to creativity, time, decision-making, and more. We hope you find some of our suggestions helpful as you continue your resolutions for the new year—habits are a good way to follow through on your goals!

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018: Resolutions

This week, Maria and Anna welcome in 2018 with a conversation about resolutions. They tackle the conundrum of why New Year’s resolutions often don't result in the way we want them to, and discuss what provides for an optimal environment and plan for fulfilling your goals. They end this week's episode with some concrete tips for creating your resolutions this year, as well as with some wisdom from Henry David Thoreau.

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010: Getting to Know Yourself with Rebecca Cooper

In this week’s episode, Anna and Maria are joined by special guest Rebecca Cooper. The three of them chat about a few topics that fall under the umbrella of getting to know yourself better, including introversion vs. extroversion, quitting before you burn out, and Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies framework (a way of understanding how people respond to inner and outer expectations). They discuss similarities and differences between the ways each of them interacts with the world and consider how the self-knowledge they’ve gained can be applied in their work, social lives, and creative pursuits. Also discussed: the merits of winter squash, how the Never Wear Boring Socks philosophy applies to cooking, and memories of high school marching band.

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