Ep 28: Motherhood through Adoption with Lindsay Lawler

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This episode is for you if you or a loved one has ever struggled through the fertility process, or if you’re interested in the topic of adoption.

I am so happy to share this conversation with one of my dearest friends, Lindsay Lawler. Lindsay and I have been like sisters for nearly two decades, from our freshman college dorm to living together throughout our 20’s in Los Angeles. Still, the topic of fertility and motherhood remained such a sensitive one that we didn’t talk about it much until Lindsay was already walking down the road towards adoption.

This episode is a conversation between friends, Lindsay sharing her experience while I listen. We are not medical experts, nor are we adoption experts, and we both encourage you to do all your research when planning to grow your family.

We discuss:

  • listening to your body

  • finding out your egg count

  • connecting with your doctor

  • marriage strain

  • how adoption should NOT be a last resort

  • staying positive but also allowing yourself emotions

  • finding an adoption agency

  • trusting the outcome

  • fears after placement

Find Lindsay on Instagram.

You can rent the Nashville Music Loft that Lindsay manages here.

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Ep 23: What are you measuring?

Ep 23: What are you measuring?

We’re all measuring something, but are we using the right metric? Are we measuring time or result? Are we measuring our waist or our health? We can measure our social media or our water intake, but if we’re not setting ourselves up for success, then we’ll fail emotionally every time.

In this episode, I’m musing over some measurements that caught me off guard, and how I’m shifting my perspective on some of the things I'm measuring.

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Ep 20: 10 Favorite Things (Right Now)

Ep 20: 10 Favorite Things (Right Now)

Nothing in this episode was sponsored or solicited. This is truly just me sharing what I’m into right now. However, some of these links are affiliate links, which means that if you click through and purchase something, it supports this show at no cost to you.

I have so many things that I want to recommend all the time, and this episode is just a brain dump of all the things I’m loving right now.

Here’s what I talked about this episode:

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Ep 19: What is your best trip? (Plus 10+ travel tips)

Ep 19: What is your best trip? (Plus 10+ travel tips)

What is the best trip you've ever taken? And what does "best" even mean? Was the best location, with the best people, was it simple or revelatory or both? 

This prompt is a great conversation starter. 

In this episode, I'm sharing some of my favorite trips of all time. And at the end of me rambling, there are 10+ travel tips sent in my listeners. That's the best part of the whole show!

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Ep 14: Skincare & makeup favorites with Jamie Golden

Ep 14: Skincare & makeup favorites with Jamie Golden

This episode is a TREAT! My friend and fellow podcaster Jamie Golden is giving us a skin care education. (And it turns out I really needed one.) She teaches us all about serums and vitamins and scrubs and I jump in and share my current favorite beauty obsessions, everything from a hair tool to lipstick to my holy grail moisturizer.

Every product Jamie and I discuss is listed below!

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Ep 13: Who do you tell?

Ep 13: Who do you tell?

Today’s topic - like many of these prompts - will either give you a buzz of excitement or a lump in your throat. I am aware that lots of things that we talk about on this show can fall either way. You can’t WAIT to talk about it, or you don’t ever press play because the title alone gives you some feelings you’d rather avoid. Today is one of those, I think, and believe when I say that I’ve been on both sides of this one. 

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Ep 9: 10 Ways to journal

Ep 9: 10 Ways to journal

On every episode of this show, I have encouraged you to take the topics and prompts to your journal. And maybe you glossed over that part, because you don’t keep a journal. Because keeping a journal seems a little bit too much 13-year-old girl to you. Or maybe because keeping a journal - STARTING a journal is way too overwhelming. Where does one start a journal? Especially as an adult. How do we do this? Is it lame? Is it private? Will I feel dumb?

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