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Join Skye and Amanda, two black millennial soul sistas as they bring their decade plus friendship and decade plus experience as members of a book club to the mics. Each and every Wednesday they'll dive into the stories, both personal and on the page. Listen in as they journey through life, learning more about themselves and each other through the books they read.

Skye & Amanda


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    Long Story Short, We Don't Want “This is Us” to End

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 80:30

    In celebration of the final episodes of one of their favorite TV shows, Skye and Amanda are giving book recommendations to the characters of This Is Us. Listen in for the ladies' analysis of each of the stars of the show and their take on the bibliotherapy that the family needs.  *spoiler alerts are throughout the episode*Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:Sweet Potatoes Restaurant (in New Rochelle)Couples Therapy on Showtime This Is Us on NBCBooks mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shopAn Actor PreparesThe 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer DiseaseGet Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating BehaviorThe Worry TrickIt Didn't Start With you: how inherited family drama shapes who we are and how to end the cycleThe Self-Love Workbook: A Life-Changing Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Recognize Your Worth and Find Genuine Happiness Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming YourselfOff Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional SatisfactionTiny Pretty ThingsSeven Days in June On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl LibraryTiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your PowerSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, There's a Nuance to Infidelity

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 109:14

    This week Skye and Amanda dive deeper into the taboo topic of infidelity, by reading The State of Affairs by their favorite couples therapist, Esther Perel. The two discuss Perel's controversial  breakdown of the complexities of cheating - how it happens, why it happens, and what the results can be for a couple or individual (both good and bad). Listen in for the ladies' personal takes on cheating as a deal-breaker, what brings reconciliation and healing, what we can learn from infidelity, and the many layers of what happens before, during, and after an affair. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shopThe State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:Married at First Sight on Lifetime TVWhere Should We Begin? Podcast (with Esther Perel)Couples Therapy on Showtime TVSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, The Casey Crew Found the Magic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 84:38

    This week Skye and Amanda read Real Life, Real Love by one of the most transparent and vulnerable couples in the industry, DJ Envy and Gia Casey. Listen in to hear what the ladies appreciate most about the couple and book, and what they took from their lessons on love and parenting.Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shopReal Life, Real Love: Life Lessons on Joy, Pain & the Magic That Holds Us Together by DJ Envy & Gia Casey Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:The Morning Show on Apple TV This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: HERide If you're in Atlanta, download the women only ride share app Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, There's Plenty Reasons to Love Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 98:24

    To wrap up their three part series on self esteem, Skye and Amanda get inspired by their recent fiction read, 30 Things I Love About Myself, to make a self love list of their own. Listen in and join the love fest, as the ladies big themselves and each other up by focusing on their best attributes. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop30 Things I Love About Myself by Radhika SanghaniCheck out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:The Bao Shanghai style Chinese restaurantThe Spot Dessert Bar This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Somewhere GoodJoin the new Black owned - audio platform, created for intimate community conversations. Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Get You an Alter Ego

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 70:38

    As a part two to last week's discussion on self esteem, Skye and Amanda read The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman and discuss what it means to use our imagination to unleash new, confident versions of ourselves. The two define what an alter ego is and how it can take us from operating from our trapped self who lives in fear and self doubt to living within our heroic self, the self who knows who they are, takes the chances and reaches their goals. Each of the ladies discuss the main area of their life where they see the need for the alter ego and begin to imagine who their alter ego is - from name to characteristics to how they show up. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shopThe Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life by Todd HermanCheck out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On on NetflixThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: My Project RunwayCheck out Through The People: a collaboration between My Project Runway and the National Public Housing Museum to showcase the stories and images of public housing residents. Participate in the campaign by May 6th. Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Self Esteem is a Practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 83:57

    This week Skye & Amanda talk about what it takes to build and sustain a healthy level of self esteem. The two break down the 6 pillars of self-esteem, a concept championed by Dr Nathaniel Branden, a psychotherapist and author known for his work on the psychology of self-esteem. Hear why the ladies wanted to learn more about self esteem, how they relate to each of Branden's six practices, where they have found that they have built a strong level of self esteem and what areas they find room for opportunity. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shopThe Six Pillars of Self Esteem by Nathaniel BrandenHonoring The Self: Self Esteem and Personal Transformation by Nathaniel Branden Articles mentioned in this week's episode: The Unknown. - What Are The 6 Pillars of Self Esteem Experience Life - The Six Pillars of Self EsteemFour Minute Books - The Six Pillars of Self Esteem SummaryCheck out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:Pachinko on Apple TVSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Hearing & Listening Are Not The Same

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 91:09

    This week Skye & Amanda read Listen Like You Mean It by Ximena Vengoechea and discuss the author's ultimate guide to becoming an empathetic listener. The two discuss Vengoechea's tips for cultivating a listening mindset, staying present in conversation, observing and taking cues from your conversation partner and deepening our understanding of others. The ladies break down the different default listening modes that exist and assess which ones they relate to. Learn where they find their strengths and areas for growth when it comes to making a safe and vulnerable space for communication and connection.  Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shopListen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming The Lost Art of True Connection by Ximena VengoecheaCheck out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:Nedra Tawabb's ‘Nedra Nuggets' Newsletter Doubling Down with the Derricos on TLCThe Last Days of Ptlomey Grey on Apple TVJerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel on HBOSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Eldest Daughters are Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 90:22

    This week Skye & Amanda read a book that was made just for them, The Eldest Daughter by Wies Enthoven and Lisette Schuitemaker. The two talk about what it has been like for them being the first born and eldest daughter in their family. After taking a look at the five characteristics that Enthoven & Schuitemaker believe to be shared amongst all eldest daughters, the ladies discuss the pressures & responsibilities that come with the birth order, why they gravitate toward being friendships with other eldest daughters and what they're considering when it comes to being parents themselves. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shopThe Eldest Daughter Effect by Wies Enthoven and Lisette SchuitemakerThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Journey Black HomeFollow Jess & Steve along their journey traveling Black America and check out their Black Owned Airbnb List when booking your next trip.  Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, This Episode is Bookless

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 68:52

    This week Skye & Amanda shoot the shit. No set topics and no book talk. Listen to them talk about what they've been loving and watching this week. This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Quinta Brunson & the team at Abbott Elementary Learn more about their partnership with Scholastics and tune into the sitcom on ABCSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Will Smith is a Master Storyteller

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 89:09

    This week Skye & Amanda listen to the audiobook of Will Smith's self-titled memoir, WILL. The two rave about his innate ability to portray his life story, while leaving us with endless gems along the way. The ladies give teasers of some of their favorite moments throughout Will's inception to superstardom and share insight into the life lessons that they took from the book. From changing our perspective around tasks, to putting our fears aside, to learning how not to receive advice to interesting views on relationships, Skye and Amanda let you know all the reasons to listen to and appreciate Smith's story. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shopWILL by Will Smith Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:Mel Rio & The Singing Bowl (Sound Bath & Crystal Reiki)This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: PCOS Dietician, Tallene Hacatoryan Follow Tallene for all things related to PCOS education and join her cysterhood on IG and YouTubeSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Learn Your Bodies' Sex Language

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 78:48

    As a continuation to last week's episode on pleasure, Skye and Amanda read Come As You are by Emily Nagowski and further explore the ways that we can better understand and embrace our sexuality.The two break down Nagowski's take on the dual control model of sexual response, which further explains what each of us would deem our “breaks” and “accelorators” and just how sensitive we each might be to those turn ons and turn offs. They each share their results of the sexual temperament quiz and whether or not they agree with the results. They also give their thoughts on the Netflix series “Sex, Love & Goop” and talk about Sexologist, Jaiya's theory on the 5 Erotic Blueprint Types, another way for us to discover what turns us on and the actions we and our partners can take to build deeper connection and sexual compatibility. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shopCome As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagowski This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Our Brown Boy JoyFollow @ourbrownboyjoy on IG and purchase their bi-monthly subscription box for the brown boys in your life.Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, There's Power in the P-U-S-S-Y

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 46:48

    This week's episode Skye and Amanda discuss the area of the bodies that doesn't get the most shine with their latest read, Pussy Prayers: Sacred and Sensual Rituals for Wild Women of Color by Black Girl Bliss. The two give their thoughts on connecting with their divine rite of pleasure and what it means to reclaim the part of themselves that might have been neglected. They each share details on their ideas of feminine power, appreciation of their womanhood and rituals learned from this book. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shopPussy Prayers: Sacred and Sensual Rituals for Wild Women of ColorSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, bell hooks' Words are Everlasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 100:23

    This week Skye and Amanda start love month with their favorite author on the topic, bell hooks. The two discuss hooks' third book from the love trilogy, Communion: The Female Search for Love. Listen in to hear hooks' ideas on the female search for love, the purpose of community in our love lives and sexist views that are holding us back. They each share details about whether they felt the pressure to find “true love”, what have been their examples of marriage and what it means to be a loving partner. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop*Communion: The Female Search for Love by bell hooksCheck out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:Court 16- LICCelebrity Big BrotherThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Raquel Willis Check out Raquel's Black Trans History Series on TikTok Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, The 90's Were a Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 111:49

    This week Skye and Amanda are inspired by the soon to be released book, The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman. The two head down memory lane and reminisce about what the 90's were like for them as young girls.They each share details about their personality as children, the things they were into, what they were wearing, what they were watching and of course what they were reading. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop*The Nineties: A Book by Chuck KlostermanCheck out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:Will by Will Smith This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Dr. Ashley Cruz of Cruz Chiro & WellnessFollow @thecurlychiro on IG for chiropractic at home tips or book a visit with her Check out this episode's Book EP for some of Skye & Amanda's favorite 90's classicsSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Traditional Chinese Medicine Be Knowing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 80:46

    This week Skye and Amanda read The Five Archetypes and discuss how the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine aren't only associated with nature but also our personalities. The two break down Davidson's self-guided archetype system that was created to lead us all to self awareness, self regulation and empathy. After taking the assessment and learning more about where they land with each element, they reflect on the strengths and stress states connected to their primary element. Listen in to find out how Skye's people pleasing shows up in her archetype and what that meant for her immediate acceptance of her assessment results. And Amanda recognized how the stress states associated with her primary archetype are being triggered with a current work dynamic.They both evaluate their lowest element and see some of the things that might not come natural to them, but that they do need in order to balance out their personalities. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop*The Five Archetypes: Discover Your True Nature and Transform Your Life and Relationships by Carey DavidsonCheck out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:   NiLu Gift Shop The Wooden Wick Company Brooklyn Tea's Creamy Earl Grey Yellow Jackets on ShowtimeOzark on Netflix This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Poppyseed Health Follow @poppyseedhealth on IG and download their pregnancy & postpartum doula support app  Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Rise & Stop Grinding

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 91:29

    This week Skye and Amanda break down the idolization of hustle culture. Using articles, the two talk about the effects of toxic hustle culture and how it can essentially become counterproductive. Listen in as the two discuss how they have been managing societal pressures, dealing with competition, and how they are learning to be guilt-free with their leisure time.  Learn who is struggling with feeling like they must optimize all of their time and which of them feels like they have learned a good balance between work and rest. Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:   Dollface on HuluArchive 81 on NetflixThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Down North Pizza Follow @downnorth_pizza on IG and stop the shop in Philadelphia.   Articles mentioned in this week's episode: https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/2021/12/d10795613/why-i-quit-pottery-hustle-culturehttps://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2022/01/history-hobbies-america-productivity-leisure/621150/https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/a38416524/hustle-culture/https://www.shondaland.com/live/money/a31050746/downside-of-hustle-culture/Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, We're Setting The Vibe for 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 87:07

    Skye and Amanda ease into the new year with a check in. The two talk about what they've been up to during the break and share their intentions for 2022. Listen in to find out what they each want the year to look and feel like and how they plan to make that happen. They each discuss their upcoming reading goals and share their top tips on how to carve out more time for books. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop*Passing by Nella LarsenVinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne Word Wise: Say What You Mean, Deepen Your Connections, and Get to the Point by Will JelbertSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, We Love Us Some Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 85:45

    Skye and Amanda are ending the year with a steamy holiday romance, Merry Kiss Me by Louise Lennox. The two give their thoughts on how reading their first Christmas novel compared to the many Christmas movies that they've watched over the years. Find out why they hope Lennox turns this one into a Netflix movie. The ladies talk about their favorite Christmas movies - from the unconventional classics to the romantic cheesy stories and share some of the movies they've watched this year.       Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop*Merry Kiss Me: A Kiawah Island Christmas Romance by Louise Lennox Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: Alicia Key's new album, KeysThe Sex Lives of College Girls TV Show on HBO Max Love Life TV Show on HBO Max We Broke Up TV Show on Hulu Check out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's Christmas playlist Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, We're Gonna Miss Insecure

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 77:02

    Skye and Amanda couldn't let one of their favorite shows come to an end without giving it a dedicated tv/book moment. The two share their thoughts on this latest season of Insecure and give their predictions for the last three episodes of the series. It wouldn't be a Long Story Short episode without book talk. Listen in to hear which books the ladies recommend for each of the main characters - Issa, Molly, Tiffany, Kelli, Lawrence, Condola, and Nathan.  Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop*The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart TolleThe Belles by Dhonielle ClaytonHow to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil LowndesHow We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship & Community by Mia Birdsong The Conscious Caregiver: A Mindful Approach To Caring For Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself by Linda AbbittBurnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Code by Emily & Amelia Nagoski Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting & Creating a Balanced Family by Mashonda Tifrere and Alicia KeysFull, Full, Full of Love by Trish CookeDaring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene BrownFind Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself by Henri Juntilla Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love by Amir LevineCheck out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: Harlem TV Show on Amazon Prime Check out the official Insecure & Insecure Interlude playlists Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, I Wanna be a Carefree Black Girl

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 73:48

    This week Skye and Amanda read Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Pop Culture by Zeba Blay and discuss how negative stereotypes and identities continue to follow us women through everyday life, pop culture, and beyond. Listen in as the two discuss what they consider their definition of a carefree girl by using examples of Black women in pop culture who have shown them what it means to show up as their true selves, take up space and have fun while doing it. Amanda finds inspiration to practice being more carefree in particular areas of her life while challenging her prior programming that might dimmed this light. Skye discusses how she plans on continuing to be carefree and recognizes the areas that she has questioned herself for the sake of "not being too much". Both hosts ultimately commit to a new goal which is to live a joyous life regardless of any adversity.Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop*Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture by Zeba BlayThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: The Bronx is ReadingDonate to The Bronx is Reading Bookstore fund to help bring a children's bookstore to the area.Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: Thoughts of a Colored Man on BroadwaySupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, It's Time We Show Up Differently

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 90:05

    This week Skye and Amanda read How We Show Up by Mia Birdsong and discuss what it looks and feels like to dismantle the so-called American Dream, a system that for many of us has caused toxic individualism. The two discuss Birdsong's suggestion that we create the family, friendship and community dynamics that best serve us and our well being, rather than having a focus on nuclear households or doing it all on our own. Amanda finds inspiration in the book's take on bringing an added layer of care and intimacy to relationships outside of coupledom. Skye wants to draw closer to her friends who are parents and build community through non traditional events. While discussing how to both offer and ask for help, the hosts both reflect on how they play a part in interrupting the cycle of giving and receiving and leave the episode with homework to do. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop*How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community by Mia BirdsongThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Creative Collective NYC Follow theccnyc on Instagram and look out for their new series where creatives disclose their salaries in effort to support others. Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: Omar's Kitchen and Rum BarSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Girlhood Memories Can Last a Lifetime

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 99:04

    This week Skye and Amanda go down memory lane after reading the short story collection, On Girlhood by author and founder of Well Read Black Girl, Glory Edim. The ladies use the themes in this curated anthology - Innocence, Belonging, Love, and Self-Discovery  - to talk through some of the parts of the Black girlhood experience that shape who they've become. Listen in as the two discuss “rules” that they were told by others that have stuck with them over the years, sixth grade crushes and their first experiences with being friendzoned, those childhood friendships that dwindle down to faint memories, the Black women who showed them just how big the world could be when they grew up and the role that being the older sibling played on their early years. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library by Glory Edim This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Shop the Black Market Shop their specialty online marketplace that promotes and sells black-owned food brands.Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: Strong Black Lead's ‘Love That For Us' YouTube series Check out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's ultimate Girlhood playlist Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Good Flirting Takes Skills

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 88:41

    This week Skye and Amanda read How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams, a romance novel about how a daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turns a Type A overachiever's world upside down. The book leads to a conversation about that first stage of dating and the two talk about what type of flirt they each are (or aren't). Hear what the ladies consider to be good flirting and what they don't suggest people do when approaching someone of interest. Find out how the residue of a past relationship has impacted Skye when it came to getting back out into dating again and the lessons that she took from Shan Boody's The Game of Desire,  about stepping out of your comfort zone when flirting and looking at dating as an experiment to find what best works for you. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams The Game of Desire: 5 Surprising Secrets to Dating with Dominance-- and Getting What You Want by Shannon BoodramThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Black Scholarship Follow @blacksyllabus on Instagram and apply or donate to their goal of funding scholarships for up to 5 Black students for the Spring semester. Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: The Harder They Fall on NetflixHorror Noire on Shudder Check out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's Big Flirt Energy playlist Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Procrastination is Harmful

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 88:49

    This week Skye & Amanda read Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change by Timothy Pychyl and discuss what it looks like to avoid tasks for the sake of avoiding negative emotions. From sending emails at work, to writing essays for school, to washing dishes, to having difficult conversations and spending money, the ladies admit to the ways that they each find themselves ​​procrastinating the most and why. Listen in to hear the hosts break down different types of procrastination scenarios and the ways that Pychyl suggests we combat the urge to put things off. Learn how future forecasting with delays like “I'll get to it later” or “I'll feel more like it next week” rarely ever works, how emotional intelligence and personality type are tied to procrastination and the importance of allocating willpower to what matters.It's time to get started! Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change by Timothy Pychyl This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Essence Wellness House RSVP to join their next free virtual event, The Mental Health Edition: You are What You Think: Managing Your Mental Health on Thursday, Nov 11th 7-9pmCheck out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: Harry's Daughter Restaurant in Jersey City Casamigos Casa Colada Cocktail Mixer and Red Chile Salt Rimmer Well Read Black Girl Festival Sex Love & Goop TV Series on Netflix Soul Food the Movie on Amazon PrimeCheck out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's ‘Done Procrastinating, Time to Hit The Gym' playlist Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, We Couldn't Be Vampires

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 86:27

    In honor of Spooky Season, Skye & Amanda read the horror anthology, Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters. From magical dolls to flesh eating bees to birth control with abnormal side effects to witches and vampires, the two discuss some of their favorite stories from the book and think about what they would do if faced with horror-like situations.Hear their thoughts on Black Magic and how far each of them are willing to go with potions and spells. Amanda opens up about an experience she had with an ancestor and Skye tells us about that time her toy did a little more than it was supposed to. Find out what role each of the ladies would play in a zombie apocalypse and why vampire life ain't the move for either of them.Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters Edited by Sumika Saulson This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Arianna Elizabeth Subscribe to Arianna Elizabeth's youtube channel and get access to free yoga and meditation practices.Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: Insecure TV series on HBO Insecuritea Podcast Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, It's Time to Get Focused

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 98:11

    Skye & Amanda read Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted Word by author and professor, Cal Newport and discuss what productivity can look like when we go into a state of distraction-free concentration that pushes our cognitive capabilities to their limit. The two break down Newport's theory on deep work vs shallow work and how much of our time is taken away from the focus we need to take us, our passions, skills and careers to the next level. They each reflect on where they struggle when it comes to focusing their attention and time into one task and how the book is shifting their thinking and plans for their calendars. Listen in to learn about the methods of deep work and what is needed to build a realistic plan that you can ritualize and sustain.Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted Word by Cal Newport This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Well Read Black Girl Follow @wellreadblackgirl on IG and get your tickets to this year's virtual Well Read Black Girl Festival, taking place online 10/26-10/30Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: In Treatment TV series on HBO Netflix announcement of Book Club and social series “But Have You Read the Book?”Food52 Brown Butter BlondiesSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Be Kind to Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 85:51

    This week Skye & Amanda read a Psychology Today article by Juliana Breines, “Self-Compassion vs. Letting Yourself Off the Hook”. The two define self compassion and discuss where they were with it prior to reading. They open up about what areas they see that they can make improvements with how much grace they give themselves. Together the ladies run through the four questions that Breines suggests we ask ourselves if we're unsure whether we are being genuinely self compassionate or just letting ourselves off easy.Skye talks about how hearing and receiving what other people think of her has positively impacted how she sees herself. Amanda talks about how she's bringing self compassion into her career and what grief has taught her about common humanity. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristen NeffGifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene BrownArticles mentions in this week's episode: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-love-and-war/202006/self-compassion-vs-letting-yourself-the-hookThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: NoName Book Club & Radical Hood Library Follow @book.clubhq on IG and stop by the library's Los Angeles locationSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Yesterday's Price Is Not Today's Price

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 86:02

    Skye & Amanda are back with a part two to their professional development discussion. After going through the upsetting stats that make it very clear where Black women fall in the pay wage gap, they revisit Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You'll Love by Kimberly B. Cummings and dive into her chapters on advocating for yourself and negotiating your salary. The two open up about their experiences or lack thereof with asking for more in the workplace. Skye talks about why she's never negotiated or asked for a raise until now and tells us about learning the difference in pay between her and her male counterpart. Amanda shares what her worries were with negotiating after switching industries and how past companies have handled her request for an increase in pay. The ladies break down Cumming's three step process to negotiating a salary during the interview process or asking for a raise once you're in the position: assessing our value as a professional, understanding the value of the role & benefits and having a strategy to approach the conversation. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You'll Love by Kimberly B. Cummings Articles mentions in this week's episode:Be willing to walk awayBusiness Coach Offers TipsThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Trae of Blk Book SwapFollow @blkbookswap on IG and join her Book Swap on Saturday, 10/16 at Cafe Con Libros, 12-4pmCheck out what Amanda's Black Women Boss Shit podcast recommendations:Myleik Teele's Podcast Side Hustle ProYour Next Move Podcast Professional Troublemaker Girl CEO Podcast Brown AmbitionJourney to Launch Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Our Next Career Move Will Be Our Best Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 98:00

    After reading Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You'll Love by Kimberly B. Cummings, Skye and Amanda are discussing their own professional development. In the book, Cummings uses her years of experience as a former career development advisor to guide readers toward utilizing their highest potential, skills and passion to strategically ensure success in their careers. With such different experiences, both ladies open up about the journeys of their career up until now and how this book is helping them prepare for the future. Skye reflects on how much she has been pouring into her growth in the workplace lately and what needs to change. Amanda shares what contributed to the success of her recent career transition and how she's now thinking about what true leadership looks like.Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You'll Love by Kimberly B. Cummings This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: The Afro Latin DiasporaFollow @theafrolatindiaspora to learn about and celebrate Afro Latinx culture and history.                Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: James Clear's 3-2-1 Newsletter Skylar Marshai Sunday Special Sauce NewsletterCourtney aka @blkgirlgrnthumb and her ‘Sneakers and Plants' Photo Series. Shop her ‘I Rap to My Plants' merch.Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Somebody Done Killed Greg

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 77:45

    This week the ladies switch it up, as Amanda goes into the book talk blind. She listens as Skye reads a true crime article from Vanity Fair. “The Body in Room 348” tells the story of Greg Fleniken, a middle-aged popular gas and oil man who is found dead in his room at the Eleganté Hotel in Houston Texas. Detectives have no explanation for Fleniken's bizarre death or who would want to harm him.Listen along to hear Amanda's ever-changing predictions and make some predictions of your own. Stay until the end to find out who is the culprit and see if you were able to crack the case. This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Outdoor AfroFollow Outdoor Afro on IG @outdoorafro & check out their website to find local meet ups and get into some outdoor activities in your area. Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: Ida's Bookshop BESPOKE Plant Shop Sex Education on Netflix The Ms. Pat Show on BET+Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, We Have Unlocked The Stress Cycle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 87:27

    Skye and Amanda are both experiencing burn out, so they thought it would be the perfect time to read Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily & Amelia Nagowski. The book breaks down the stress cycle and the scientific importance of dealing with your stress as a separate process from dealing with the things that cause your stress. Listen in as the ladies define the stress cycle, break down the difference between stress and our stressors and talk about how burnout usually shows up in each of their bodies. From physical activity to guilt-free rest to social interaction to shifts in mindset to giving the patriarchy the middle finger, Skye and Amanda discuss how they previously related to or are now considering each of the strategies that Emily & Amelia suggest completing the stress cycle.Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily & Amelia Nagowski Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley by Timothy White This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Maya Cade of Black Film Archive Check out the website for links to where you can watch Black films made from 1915 to 1979Check out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's feel good playlist                           Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: Clickbait on Netflix Two or Three Things I Know About Her on HBO Max Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, We Keeping it Light

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 90:09

    This week Skye & Amanda take a break from reading altogether and have a much-needed shoot the shit session. Listen in as the two have random conversations ranging from check-ins, first loves, and favorite summer moments. And in true Long Story Short fashion, the conversation leads back to a book they have discussed to tie their discussion in. Tune in to hear the ladies compare their “Before 40” bucket list. Hear who has a revelation on their goals and which one of the ladies plans to take the next steps to complete a goal.                          Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: The Skin Deep YouTube Videos & DecksSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Our Mind is Playing Tricks on Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 90:50

    This week Skye & Amanda read a Positive Psychology article titled “Cognitive Distortions: When Your Brain Lies to You” by Courtney E. Ackerman, MA and discuss the ways that we all tend to have errors in our thinking, that can impact the way we see ourselves, those around us and the world. The two define cognitive distortion and its tie to our survival instincts, as well as coping mechanisms. They then run down the line of the 16 types of cognitive distortion and how they see themselves and others in each. The ladies discuss everything from how black and white thinking impacts our habit building to how overgeneralization gets in the way of finding love to feelings around hearing feedback during performance reviews at work. Find out who is dealing with the aftermath of gaslighting and questioning cognitive distortion vs reality and who sees how cognitive distortion has led to being controlling with loved ones. Listen in to learn the ways that jumping to conclusions gets in our way and is a bigger deal than many of us realize. This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Support for Hurricane Ida Victims: Imagine Water Works Another Gulf is PossibleSouthern Solidarity Cajun Navy Relief                              Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week: Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu Cleo Sol's new album, MotherBlack Girl Songbook Podcast Frères Branchiaux Candles Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Talk to Us Dirty

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 73:10

    After discussing erotic intelligence last week, Skye & Amanda decide to give erotic a go. The two read Erotique Noire/Black Erotica, an anthology of literature that explores and celebrates Black sensuality. They each give their honest opinions about whether the book met their erotic expectations and question what exactly it is they are looking for in a hot and steamy story. Amanda realized her need for a relationship build up and Skye puts us on to where she finds the best erotic and sensual audio storytelling. Listen in on some of the ladies' favorite pieces from Erotique Noire and which ones they found to be more interesting. Learn about their findings, from new historical facts to sex tips. They end with sharing questions to ask yourself and your sexual partners around likes, fantasies, and desires. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Erotique Noire/Black EroticaThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Eat OkraFollow Eat Okra on IG @eatokratheapp and download their app to find Black-owned restaurants in your area.                                    Check out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's sex playlist Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, We're Increasing Our Erotic Intelligence

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 82:13

    On this week's episode, Skye and Amanda explore the question, is it possible to keep desire alive in a long term secure relationship? After reading Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by reowned couples therapist, Esther Perel, who challenges our idea of modern love and sex in relationships, the two discuss finding the balance between love and sexual desire. Listen in to hear the ladies breakdown their understanding of eroticism and erotic intelligence, both before and after reading this book. With Skye currently dating and Amanda in a long term relationship, they talk through both their different and similar perspectives on Perel's theories for how to maintain the passion - from finding the balance between separation and closeness, to open communication around sexual desires and temptation, to taking a look at how past trauma, childhood and attachment styles impact the importance of sex.Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther PerelThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Hanahana Beauty Follow Hanahana Beauty on IG @hanahana_beauty and check out their website for the products.                                        Check out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's date night playlist Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Black Girls Invented Playground Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 78:23

    This week Skye & Amanda read The Games Black Girls Play by Kyra Gaunt, where Gaunt explores how the traditions of black music are intertwined in the games black girls grow up with. The ladies go down memory lane thinking of all of their girlhood fun from hand clapping songs to double dutch to cheer & dance routines. The two also discussed the forms of play that they would like to incorporate into adulthood as they work to tap into their inner child. This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: RebundleFollow Rebundle on IG @rebundle.co and check out their website for the products. Books mentioned in this week's episode:The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-HopSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, We're Redefining Adulthood

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 67:17

    On this week's episode, Skye & Amanda are debunking the myth of adulthood. After reading the article, "For Millenials, The Dream of Adulthood is Dead- & That's OK," the two discuss what being an "adult" really means to them and how societal expectations no longer apply. Considering all that millennials have gone through, the ladies discuss the factors and decisions that are unique to their generation and how it has shaped their worlds. Hear why Skye might be struggling with certain perceptions of being an adult and how Amanda has come to embrace it.This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Career Shop for WomenFollow Career Shop for Women on IG @careerchasers and check out their website for the products.            Articles mentioned in this week's episode: For Millenials, The Dream of Adulthood is Dead, & That's OkWhen Are You Really an Adult?Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, It's Our Anniversary!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 76:21

    It's the one year anniversary of the Long Story Short podcast. To celebrate, Skye & Amanda look back on the past year, discussing their feelings on having been committed to the show for this amount of time and the ways that the podcast has changed their lives for the better. Hear about each of their favorite episodes, which ones they've had the most fun doing and which episodes were the toughest to record. The two check in on where they are with their self development and how they've grown after reading specific books. They end by speaking the future of Long Story Short into existence. Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Less is More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 100:33

    On this week's episode Skye & Amanda are unpacking what it truly means to be a minimalist. The two read a book that they have both been excited to get their hands on; newly released, The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less by Christine Platt. After gushing about their love for Platt, they each give their overall thoughts on the book, the difference between their original idea of minimalism vs Platt's afrominimalist take on this attainable and culturally rich lifestyle change, and share what made this the perfect time in their lives for this read.Listen in to learn the principles of afrominimalism, as Platt would describe them and each hosts personal reflections on some of the underlying, deep rooted reasons why people accumulate so much. Hear about Skye's fear of buying things and the ways that Amanda now sees where she's gone wrong in the past with her attempts at decluttering her life. The ladies end with a breakdown of the 4 step process to beginning to live with less, in order to make space for the things that really matter.Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less by Christine Platt Skye & Amanda's Pockets of Joy:Esther Perel ‘Where Should We Begin?' Podcast Frères Branchiaux candles, home and body products Alexandra Winbush candles This week's ‘Bout That Action! follow up is: Darlene Okpo, founder of Adanne BookshopFollow Adanne on Instagram at: @adanne.co for more about upcoming community events Come out to our first in person event: a discussion on All About Love by bell hooks at Adanne on Saturday, July 24th at 2pm. Check out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's cleaning playlist Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission

    Long Story Short, Harper Wasn't Being The Best Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 79:03

    In this week's episode the ladies are back with another TV x book hybrid episode! This time they're giving book recommendations to the cast of The Best Man (1999 Movie). Skye & Amanda explain how rewatching the show recently has changed their original point of view and why it was completely necessary to talk about their thoughts. Hear the two discuss whether or not they would put up with any of the shenanigans going on within the movie. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* The Artist Way by Julia Cameron The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism The Will to Change by bell hooksHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieNot Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty… by Dr. Aziz GazipuraHow to Stop Being a Bitch by Barb BaileyBig Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth GilbertShould I Stay or Should I Go by Ramani S. DurvasulaOriginal Flava: Caribbean Recipes from Home by Craig McAnuffSet by Alexandria HouseSet Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover TawwabState of Affairs by Esther Perel This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Vilissa Thompson of Ramp Your VoiceFollow Vilissa on Instagram at: @vilissathompson and check out the websiteCheck out this episode's trivia game Support Black Authors Trivia GameSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com

    Long Story Short, We're Back Like We Never Left

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 68:46

    The break is over! Skye & Amanda are back with all new episodes. Hear a bit of how each of the ladies spent their time off. Before they hop into their book talk for the week, Skye gives her take of the long awaited, Life After Death by Sister Soulja (spoilers are given). The two start their summer off with the newly released romance novel, Seven Days in June by Tia Williams. Listen in as Skye & Amanda discuss how they felt about the book and ask each other “what would you do?” questions based on the storyline. Find out whether they think you could fall in love in 7 days, could they go 15 years pretending they don't know an old flame, would they rewrite a part of their personal history to make it sound better, do they believe in second chances at love and more. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Seven Days in June by Tia Williams This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Jayah Arnett of My Projects RunwayFollow My Projects Runway on Instagram at @my.projectrunwayCheck out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's young summer love playlist Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership.Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, There's Levels to a Proper Apology

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 83:31

    We all make mistakes but do we all know how to apologize to those we hurt, disappoint or frustrate? This week Skye & Amanda read When Sorry Isn't Enough by Gary Chapman & Jennifer Thomas and discuss the 5 apology languages. The two break down Chapman and Thomas' approach to forgiveness and reconciliation through understanding and becoming fluent in the ways that we each need to give/receive an apology in order to truly move forward.Listen in to learn each of the 5 languages, how they are best used and which ones most resonated with each of the ladies. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* When Sorry Isn't Enough: Making Things Right with Those You Love by Gary Chapman & Jennifer ThomasThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Health in Her Hue Download their new app on Apple Podcast or Google Play.Check out the new Black woman-owned bookstore in Brooklyn, Adanne. Visit in person, shop online and follow their IG page for upcoming events and announcements. Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Audience Survey: To make Long Story Short the best podcast it can be, we would love to learn more about you, our loyal listeners. Please help us by taking this brief survey.Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, I Am Home (Featuring Toya From Harlem)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 102:31

    This week Skye & Amanda are joined by their Historian Homie and host of the That Wasn't in My Textbook podcast, Toya aka Toya From Harlem. The two get to know more about Toya as a fellow avid reader and learn the inspiration behind her podcast that uncovers the things that we didn't learn in textbooks at school. The ladies have a book talk about one of their latest reads, Black Girl, Call Home, a poetry collection by Jasmine Mans. The three sing Mans' praises and share some of their favorite moments from her love letter to the wandering Black girl. They then discuss their individual definitions of home, in the physical, mental and emotional sense. Toya shares her experience with making the decision to relocate from Harlem to LA and how the move, along with the pandemic have impacted her vision of home. Skye expresses the importance and need for her to be in close proximity to loved ones. And Amanda shares how a recent visit to her old neighborhood changed her perspective on where home really resides. They finish by running through some of the songs that instantly make them feel at home.Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community by Mia SongbirdFucking History: 52 Lessons You Should Have Learned in School by The CaptainNine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever by John McWhorterCheck out Toya From Harlem on Instagram @toyafromharlem , listen to the That Wasn't in My Textbook podcast and purchase her enamel bookmarks. Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Audience Survey: To make Long Story Short the best podcast it can be, we would love to learn more about you, our loyal listeners. Please help us by taking this brief survey.Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Boundaries Will Set You Free

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 84:38

    On this week's episode Skye & Amanda talk boundaries. The two rave about their recent read, Set Boundaries, Find Peace by therapist, Nedra Glover Tawwab. Tawwab is an expert in relationship building and cultivating healthy boundaries with ourselves and others. The ladies share Tawwab's definition of a boundary, signs you're in need of healthier boundaries, the 3 levels of boundaries and the 2 steps to take to set new boundaries. They discuss the reasons why people tend to struggle with expressing their needs to others in an assertive way and share their personal experiences with lacking boundaries in several areas of life. From romantic relationships to family to friends to social media, here what steps they each have and are taking to protect their peace and honor themselves. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover TawwabFollow Nedra on Instagram at @nedratawwab Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Audience Survey: To make Long Story Short the best podcast it can be, we would love to learn more about you, our loyal listeners. Please help us by taking this brief survey.Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, There's Feelings & Desires Hiding Behind Our Food Cravings

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 91:18

    This week Skye & Amanda read Women, Food, and Desire by Alexandra Jamieson and begin a conversation around their individual relationships with food and how much of it is tied to something much deeper than what's on their plate. The two talk about their cravings patterns and how much willpower they feel that they have around giving into them. Jamieson's point around the fact that we inherit eating habits in the household lead to discussion around what their food behavior was like growing up and what comfort foods and desires from childhood have maintained themselves as adults. The ladies discuss their personal views and experiences with dieting and detoxing and share what they really truly want their relationship with food to look and feel like. The ladies walk away with one common goal going forward; to take a deeper dive into the connection between their unmet needs and the foods that they lean on. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Women, Food, and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body by Alexandra JamiesonThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Amanda's Black Women Mental Health Podcast ListTherapy for Black Girls - IG @therapyforblackgirls Black Girls Heal - IG @blackgirlshealBlack Girl in Om - IG @blackgirlinomBalanced Black Girl - IG @balancedblackgirlpodcastMinding My Black Business - IG @drjanaetaylor Hey Girl Podcast - IG @theheygirlpodcastBetween Sessions Check out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's food playlist.Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Married At First Sight Couples Could Use A Lil' Bibliotherapy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 82:54

    The ladies are back with another TV x book hybrid episode! This week they're giving book recommendations to the five couples on the latest season of Married at First Sight. Skye & Amanda explain the premise of the show's experiment and each give their overall thoughts. Hear the two discuss whether or not they would sign themselves up for a modern day arranged marriage and Skye's idea for a less committed version of the show. Find out what books each host would suggest for a wife struggling with an emotionally abusive partner, a relationship that lacks intimacy, a couple fighting over pets and a husband who doesn't do well with change. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* The Whole 30 Fast & Easy Cookbook by Melissa Hartwig Urban The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks The Human Voice by Anne KarpfThe Secret Thoughts of Successful Women Valerie Young Psychology Today: How to Optimize Your Relationship: The 70/70 Compromise All About Love by bell hooks The Assertiveness Guide for Women by Julie de Azevedo Hanks Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski Think Again by Adam Grant Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats by Sophia YinCommunion: The Female Search for Love by bell hooksGirl Run: The No-Fail Method for Breaking Narcissist Relationship Ties (Life After the Narc) Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry ArgovThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Fin Lit Kids Check out Fin Lit Kids & their Money Box on Instagram at: @finlitkidsboxSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Some Books are a Therapy Session

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 73:41

    So often you'll hear Skye & Amanda say “it stems from childhood” and this week they take a look at what that really means. The two read The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller and discuss the effects that repressed childhood emotions and memories can have on us as adults. The ladies break down Miller's definition of “gifted” and find out that it's less about intelligence or talent, and more about being highly sensitive to others needs. Listen in to find out who was initially hesitant to read this book and who was excited to dig in. Learn about how each of the ladies connect with the idea of being the gifted child and some of the steps they see necessary to resolve childhood trauma as a way to break generational cycles. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop*The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Beauty 2 The Streetz Check out Beauty 2 The Streetz on Instagram at: @beauty2thestreetzSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership.Long Story Short Audience Survey: To make Long Story Short the best podcast it can be, we would love to learn more about you, our loyal listeners. Please help us by taking this brief survey.Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, Cash Rules Everything Around Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 105:33

    April is Financial Literacy month, so this week Skye & Amanda are talking dollars! The two read You're a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero and take a deep dive into their personal relationships with money. They discuss what their childhood thoughts were on money based on what they saw and heard in the household and they each consider all of the ways that it has impacted how they've viewed money as adults. Listen in to hear about each of the ladies' past and current fears around money, how much they have operated from a scarcity mindset over the years and what they are now doing to process their emotions around finances and move forward in abundance. Learn about Sincero's “cocktail of creation” and how it can help you change the way you go about reaching financial freedom. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* You're a Badass at Making Money: Master the Money Mindset by Jen SinceroThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Phoenix Community GardenCheck out Phoenix Community Garden on Instagram at: @phoenix_bklynSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Audience Survey: To make Long Story Short the best podcast it can be, we would love to learn more about you, our loyal listeners. Please help us by taking this brief survey.Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, We Take Astrology with a Grain of Salt

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 73:49

    This week Skye and Amanda have fun reading Black Sun Signs: An African-American Guide to the Zodiac by Thelma Belfour and discussing their overall thoughts on astrology. The two go into Belfour's definition of the sun sign, which element each sign falls under and who are known to be most compatible. From the positive and negative personalities trait to dating and sexual behavior to how they grocery shop, listen in to hear Skye & Amanda each agree and disagree with Belfour about what she finds to be commonalities of their sun signs, Gemini & Leo. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Black Sun Signs: An African-American Guide to the Zodiac by Thelma BelfourThis week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Black Trans Femme in the Arts Check out Black Trans Femme in the Arts on Instagram at: @btfacollectiveSupport Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Audience Survey: To make Long Story Short the best podcast it can be, we would love to learn more about you, our loyal listeners. Please help us by taking this brief survey.Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, We're Understanding & Overcoming Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 84:34

    *trigger warning - this episode mentions suicide* This week Skye & Amanda read Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Women's Guide to Understanding & Overcoming Anxiety, Panic and Fear by Dr Angela Barnett and have a discussion around their personal experiences with anxiety. Listen in to hear Dr. Barnett's definitions of anxiety and fear and learn the main psychological, environmental and biological reasons why Black women experience anxiety. The two also dive into the 5 types of anxiety and reflect on how they relate to each. Amanda shares her experience with anxiety after a devastating loss and how she struggles in social settings. Skye talks about her one debilitating panic attack and how anxiety shows up for her in the workplace. They also get into specific phobias that have caused them anxiety. The talk ends with the ladies running through some of the techniques and tips that Dr Barnett shares as options to soothe your nerves when anxiety tries to get the best of you. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman's Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic and Fear by Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: SoYouWantToTalkAboutCheck out So You Want to Talk About on Instagram at: @soyouwanttotalkaboutHead to Long Story Short's Instagram page to enter their libro.fm audiobook giveaway. Check out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's sound therapy/binaural beats playlist.Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Audience Survey: To make Long Story Short the best podcast it can be, we would love to learn more about you, our loyal listeners. Please help us by taking this brief survey.Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    Long Story Short, It's Because of Slavery

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 78:17

    This week the ladies are talking sex! Skye & Amanda discuss their recent read, Stolen Women: Reclaiming Our Sexuality, Taking Back Our Lives by Dr. Gail Elizabeth Wyatt and give their thoughts around what ended up being an insightful history lesson on the myths and stereotypes that surround the sexuality of Black women, dating back to pre-slavery. The two open up about their early years - when and how they learned about sex, whether or not sex was discussed in their households or at school and how much of their first sexual experiences lived up to any expectations they might've had based on media and peers. The ladies reflect on whether or not their views on body image as teens still impact how they see themselves now. Amanda talks about the adjustments she's had to make to accept body changes and Skye discusses the assumptions that were made about her because of how her body developed and how that impacts her now. Listen in to what the ladies are saying is just an introduction to a soon to be continued topic around sexual liberation and coming into their sexuality presently. Books mentioned in this week's episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop* Stolen Women: Reclaiming Our Sexuality, Taking Back Our Lives by Dr. Gail Elizabeth Wyatt This week's ‘Bout That Action! highlight is: Buy from a Black Woman Check out We Buy Black on Instagram at: @buyfromablackwomanCheck out this episode's Book EP for Amanda's sex playlist.   Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. Long Story Short Audience Survey: To make Long Story Short the best podcast it can be, we would love to learn more about you, our loyal listeners. Please help us by taking this brief survey.Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232Follow us online:Instagram: @LongStoryShortPodTwitter: @LSSpodcastFacebook: @LongStoryShortPodEmail: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com*Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

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