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GRL PWR: How we view women in society, How we treat them and How we can grow through talking about it.
We started this episode fully intending to discuss how women are portrayed in the media, but we ended up starting with the ways we attempt to police women’s bodies (school dress codes, anyone) which led to us discovering our own well-intentioned mistakes. We both realized that we perpetuate ideas we don’t really believe in and we’re better people because of it. Anyway, if nothing else this is a great example of how we can learn through conversations.
|May 09, 2021|
Let's Talk About Sex, Baby...
This week’s episode is about sex and it happens to be pretty wide ranging, from talking to our kids about sex to the different stages we’ve gone through in relationships. We try to stay honest and transparent about our own lives, but man, sex is a tricky topic. Regardless, it feels the most fitting that we settled on the simple importance of just accepting whatever and however you feel and being open and honest in the exploration of your normal.
|May 02, 2021|
Addiction, Alcohol and All the Things - With Connor Kingsbury
This week you get a little break from the two of us as we have our first guest star—Connor. Ashtyn’s boyfriend joins us to chat about addiction, alcohol and navigating the aftermath by making choices everyday that keep you in the light. We promised in the beginning we’d keep things honest and nothing is more honest than sharing our real honest to goodness day to day struggles. Connor’s brave. And we hope this makes it a little easier for all of us to talk through our own struggles. We all need each other. Take Care, Friends.
|Apr 25, 2021|
The One about Relationships.
We got a lot of questions about relationships and while we don’t necessarily feel qualified to give anyone relationship advice, we don’t mind trying. We also get share some background on our own relationships and Ash cries… again. But the only way to tackle lots of those feelings is through them and while she wishes she'd cry less, it is probably just what she needed. Be brave, friends and have an awesome week.
|Apr 18, 2021|
You Asked: We Answered.... some of them.
This week we responded to your questions, topics, suggestions and while we didn’t get to them all (not even close), please know that we did lay eyes on all of 'em and we're keeping the rest to circle back to--at some point. Basically, we heard you and definitely feel like all you shared and asked was valuable we honestly just ran out of time. 🖤
Anyway, please enjoy this wide ranging conversation from embarrassing moments to heros to tattoos and the things we land on in between.
Take Care, Friends.
|Apr 11, 2021|
College (dropping out), careers and chaos: sorting through becoming an adult.
Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? SAME.
|Mar 27, 2021|
Oak and Opal: The Final Chapters (Part 2 of our “starting a business” story)
This week we continue and close out the story of Oak & Opal.
|Mar 21, 2021|
Becoming Oak & Opal: how we started, where we've been and the direction it's going.
Since we started this journey, partnership, whatever you call it, we've been asked tons of times how we started beyond We took some drawings and made some t-shirts. We get into the nitty gritty decision making, platform building, mistake riddled experience and basically cover starting a business when you know nothing about "business."
|Mar 14, 2021|
Socials and Survival
On this weeks episode we dove into social media and the effects it has on mental health. We talked about the struggles of navigating social media, comparison, and other negative effects. Per usual we don't have all the answers - but we got feedback from our listeners on things they have done to better their experience on socials, so we hope you can find a tip here or there.
|Mar 07, 2021|
No One is Normal?
The one where we talk about mental health (mostly questioning our own), but we don't give any answers--because we don't have them. Just a discussion of some of the ways we muddle through. Oh, and if nothing else, you'll leave with some interesting insights into contemporary therapy techniques.
|Feb 25, 2021|
We (like everyone else it seems) decided to start a podcast and we went ahead and picked one of the toughest topics right out of the gate--grief. More importantly - February 21st, and the day everything changed.
This episode is a pretty personal exploration as Ashtyn talks through the trauma of losing her dad 8 years prior. Lacey (Ash’s aunt - married to Jon’s brother), also lost a parent as a child. So this episode we dove deep into the trauma of growing up without a parent and losing someone you love. We don’t know the answers, but we sure do like talking about the questions.
|Feb 17, 2021|