Two Dudes

By Ashtyn and Lacey

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All the things. We like discussing things that impact us and we're just guessing that some of those things are relevant to you, too. We come at things from different viewpoints: a 20 something making her way in the world and a 30 something mom trying to decide what to be. We're business partners and family and we've found that things like anxiety, stress, wellbeing are universal and through sharing our perspectives we can better stumble our way through life. Take care, friends. xoxo, Ashtyn and Lacey

Episode Date
GRL PWR: How we view women in society, How we treat them and How we can grow through talking about it.
3409

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.

Have an awesome week, friends!

Show notes--link to Ben Shapiro and Billie and Britney...
They can also be found on the website under the show notes tab, sometimes the links work in the description and sometimes the host blocks them depending on where you listen. 

May 09, 2021
Let's Talk About Sex, Baby...
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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. 
Take Care, Friends. xoxox

P.S. Title credit to Salt-N-Pepa. 😉

May 02, 2021
Addiction, Alcohol and All the Things - With Connor Kingsbury
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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.
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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.

P.S. Show notes, if you're interested in more ramblings, can be found here

Apr 18, 2021
You Asked: We Answered.... some of them.
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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.
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Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? SAME.

This week we talk about college: dropping out and the pressures of going and also deciding what you want to do the rest of your life. Anyway, if you’re feeling like you don’t have it quite figured out yet at least you can listen and know you’re not alone. 😉

Have a great week, friends. 🖤

Mar 27, 2021
Oak and Opal: The Final Chapters (Part 2 of our “starting a business” story)
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This week we continue and close out the story of Oak & Opal.

In the fall of 2018 we launched an eCommerce store selling t-shirts online and we discovered that literally anyone could do it and tailor their experience to their current capacity. You just have to be brave enough to let go of a fear of failing and move through the steps. We hope the rest of this episode helps you understand the basics behind an eCommerce site and our journey to Oak & Opal; but more importantly we hope you guys realize that you are ALL capable of starting an online store. And definitely share with us when you do, we'd love to be a part of the evolution of your journey. 🖤

P.S. The show notes contain some more info with links to some of the resources we mention.
P.S.S. As we discuss near the end, we’ve struggled to let go of GRL PWR, so we decided not to. The store is live again. 

Mar 21, 2021
Becoming Oak & Opal: how we started, where we've been and the direction it's going.
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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."

In a nutshell, in the fall of 2018 we launched an eCommerce store selling t-shirts online and we honestly discovered that literally anyone could do it and tailor their experience to their current capacity. You just have to be brave enough to let go of a fear of failing and move through the steps. We hope this episode helps you understand the basics behind an eCommerce site and our journey to Oak & Opal; but more importantly we hope you guys realize that you are ALL capable of starting an online store. And definitely share with us when you do, we'd love to be a part of the evolution of your journey. 🖤

Mar 14, 2021
Socials and Survival
3349

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?
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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
Dear Jon
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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