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American businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former fashion model

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Dear Chelsea
TMI with Martha Stewart

Dear Chelsea

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 43:22


Chelsea heads to the Martha Stewart Omnimedia offices to discuss losing a favorite sibling, dating in your 80s, and the very different types of advice they give to their audiences.  Then: A singleton wonders if she'll ever find love again.  A lesbian struggles to gain the support of her parents as she comes out.  And Martha's curious about Chelsea's constant reinvention. * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaProject@gmail.com * Executive Producer Nick Stumpf Produced by Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brandon Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall notact or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Life Will Be the Death of Me with Chelsea Handler

Chelsea heads to the Martha Stewart Omnimedia offices to discuss losing a favorite sibling, dating in your 80s, and the very different types of advice they give to their audiences.  Then: A singleton wonders if she'll ever find love again.  A lesbian struggles to gain the support of her parents as she comes out.  And Martha's curious about Chelsea's constant reinvention. * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaProject@gmail.com * Executive Producer Nick Stumpf Produced by Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brandon Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall notact or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Just B with Bethenny Frankel
Alyssa Milano

Just B with Bethenny Frankel

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 47:49 Very Popular


Whether on set or in Washington, Alyssa Milano is undeniably The Boss. So naturally, Bethenny goes for the biggest questions: What was it like having her #MeToo Tweet go viral? Why didn't she "out" the man who sexual assaulted her? How does she handle political conversations with grace? What's the good, the bad and the ugly of child stardom? All this and more in this inspiring, can't-miss conversation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Steve Harvey Morning Show
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

The Steve Harvey Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Strawberry Letter
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Strawberry Letter

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4 Things with Amy Brown
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

4 Things with Amy Brown

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Life’s a Banquet with Bretton Scott & Zahra Tangorra
“Get Me 37 Puppies, and Make It Snappy!”- The DIVA Episode!

Life’s a Banquet with Bretton Scott & Zahra Tangorra

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 60:16


Just when you thought your favorite food podcast wouldn't do an episode about America's most beloved divas, we proved you wrong. And that's because we are cruel, cruel divas ourselves! Nicole's got the nothing-but-speculation tale of the Queen of Sweet Cream herself, Martha Stewart, and Z is comin' atcha drenched in maple syrup with all the dirty deets on Babs! So order yourself up a bathtub of all red Skittles, and shove your assistant down a flight of stairs, it's Life's a Banquet the podcast! Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Life's A Banquet by becoming a member!Life's A Banquet is Powered by Simplecast.

TODAY
TODAY 8a: Sleep and heart heath. Jenna Kutcher's three questions for living a more fulfilling life. Martha Stewart's cherry pie recipe.

TODAY

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 36:19


The American Heart Association now considers healthy sleep patterns as key to your heart and brain health – cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Haythe shares tips on how to get a good night's rest. Plus, Savannah Guthrie chats with “The Goal Digger's” Jenna Kutcher about her new book “How Are You, Really? Living Your Truth One Answer At A Time,” and the three questions to ask yourself to turn your dreams into reality. And, Martha Stewart shares her secrets for a festive cherry pie that will look and taste great for your Fourth of July celebrations.

Werk Mija Podcast
Ep. 31: How Jen Ngozi, Founder of NetWerk, Is Helping 1 Million Women Get Promoted By 2030

Werk Mija Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 51:22


Today I am joined by Jen Ngozi. Jen was underpaid and underemployed for years. As a first-generation immigrant, she didn't know how to ‘play the game' at work. This inspired her to launch NetWerk®, a community and platform on a mission to help 1 million women get promoted by 2030. Today Jen is a global speaker and has spoken at events with the United Nations Foundation and Vogue. Her career advice has been featured in Huffington Post, Business Insider, Martha Stewart, and more.  Jen is also a fellow recipient of the Caress Dreams Fund & IFundWomen Crowdfunding accelerator program. We are both part of the Spring 2022 Cohort which consists of 30 women of color founders chosen from 2,500 applications kicking off our crowdfunding campaigns and discussing the process during this podcast episode. Tune in to learn more about Jen's journey and how she's taking the next steps to level up her business! Follow NetWerk Movement Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/netwerkmovement/ Website: https://netwerkmovement.com Crowdfunding Link: https://ifundwomen.com/projects/netwerk Follow Werk Mija on Social Media Instagram: @werkmija Facebook: @werkmija TikTok: @werkmija Website: www.werkmija.com Music by: The Rewrites

Stuff Mom Never Told You
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dr. Howard Smith Oncall
TJX Egg Chairs May Dumpty Your Humpty

Dr. Howard Smith Oncall

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 1:03


  Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/mqyVcsDyElA   The CPSC and TJX subsidiaries including Marshalls, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and HomeSense have recalled their Tommy Bahama and Martha Stewart-branded Nest Swing Egg Chairs.  These chairs may tip over or collapse with a user in them creating falls and injuries.  About 30,600 chairs were sold at the various TJX outlets.  Immediately stop using these chairs and return them to any Marshalls, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and HomeSense store for a choice of a refund or a store gift card.  For more information and how to dispose of the chair and get a refund or gift card, contact TJX at 1-508-390-1000.   https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/TJX-Recalls-Egg-Chairs-Due-to-Fall-Hazard-Sold-at-Marshalls-T-J-Maxx-HomeGoods-and-Homesense-Stores   #tjx #marthastewart #tommybahama #eggchair #fall #injury #recall  

Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dream Freedom Beauty with Natalie Ross
Intuitive Guide Phoenix Rose on How Human Design Can Help You Stop "Shoulding" Yourself & Be Free In Your Unique Flow [REPLAY]

Dream Freedom Beauty with Natalie Ross

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 104:02


Phoenix Rose on deconditioning the self and liberation through Human Design. You'll also hear about: What is Human Design, and why it's so liberating?  Turning your spiritual gifts into a thriving business  Phoenix's raw and unconventional upbringing on Orcas island  Permission to rest and to cultivate a life of spaciousness  ♥♥♥ Join The Earth Speak Collective Membership! Join like-hearted folks in a sacred container and community where you'll: Connect deeply to yourself, others, nature & spirit Learn to trust your intuition Activate your Earth magic Expand your healing & divination skills Put your intuition into practice in everyday life Stop feeling lonely on your spiritual path Embody & express your creative power & truths Experience safe space without agenda or judgment When you join the Collective, you get access to all of our past workshops, any live workshops happening while you're a member, live weekly energetic reset calls, monthly community rituals, all the secret episodes, member-run meetups to explore magical topics, and a lively members-only forum (that's not on FB!). ▶▶▶ Learn more and sign up for the Collective membership here: https://www.earthspeak.love/collective ***** Phoenix is a business coach, brand strategist, and intuitive guide. Her holistic approach weaves a depth of experience in business and brand strategy, along with Human Design, Reiki energy healing, and spiritual practices. She's honored to support women all around the world in embracing their authenticity, rising into their power, and truly thriving.  Phoenix offers in-depth Human Design and Conscious Business courses on her website, which she has carefully and lovingly co-created for your unique Energy Type. These courses are the perfect next step for diving deeper into the realms of Human Design. Phoenix is also the host and guide to the Rise Collective podcast, where she is supporting folks to create thriving, sustainable businesses to light up the soul. Each episode is filled with practical and spiritual tools for creating and maintaining a successful business. This podcast is soul medicine for your unique path. In 2021, Phoenix taught a workshop for the Earth Speak Collective, on Radical Authenticity: Decoding Your Human Design Chart. Join the Collective, to watch the replay of this workshop and begin to understand your patterns, through the system of Human Design.   In this episode, we talk about: Phoenix's raw and unconventional upbringing on Orcas island Discovering what it truly means to be connected to your ancestors Why Phoenix rejected spirituality for so long On coming home to what's most easeful and natural to you How you can stop "shoulding" yourself and be free The 5 unique energy types How discovering her Human Design type, changed Natalie's life forever Running a business through the lens of Human Design Being seen for your wisdom and your gifts On feeling deeply as a Projector Why Generators and Manifesting Generators also need rest and spaciousness How your Human Design can help you find purpose Energy vs non-energy types The difference between being a Manifestor and manifesting On serving the Collective and having focus, as a Generator The difference between Manifesting Generator and a Generator types  And more! Secret Episode! Get past secret episodes at https://www.earthspeak.love/secret. Earth Speak Links: Join the Earth Speak Collective Membership at https://www.earthspeak.love/collective Become an Earth Speak Sponsor and reach more of the people you're meant to serve www.earthspeak.love/sponsor  Support the Earth Speak Podcast and purchase our t-shirt  Support Earth Speak and make a donation  Purchase a one-time pass to the Intuitive Painting workshop  Get the secret episodes at https://www.earthspeak.love/secret Guest Links: Learn more about Phoenix's offerings at phoenixrose.co Connect with Phoenix on Instagram @phoenixrose.co Join us in the Radical Authenticity workshop www.earthspeak.love/radical-authenticity  References: Ancestral Dreamwork workshop https://www.earthspeak.love/ancestral-dreamwork  Reflectors! Get in touch with Natalie here Native Land ca https://native-land.ca/  Orcas Island https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orcas_Island  Astrology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrology  Reiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiki  Acupuncture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acupuncture  Human Design https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Design  Dream Freedom Beauty podcast https://www.dreamfreedombeauty.com/category/podcast/  Human design ep on Dream Freedom Beauty  Lizzy Ross https://www.lizzy.net/  Hindu Chakra's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra  Chinese I Ching https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching   Tree of Life https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_life  Quantum Physics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mechanics  Astrological Sun Sign https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_sign_astrology  Access your Human Design chart https://www.myhumandesign.com/get-your-chart  Shadow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_(psychology)  Ra Uru Hu https://www.jovianarchive.com/human_design/rauruhu  Stephanie Benedetto Padovani https://www.theawakenedbusiness.com/  Love language https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Love_Languages  Phoenix's podcast || Rise Collective https://phoenixrose.co/podcast  Narcolepsy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcolepsy  Herbal distillation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbal_distillate  Martha Stewart https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Stewart  Jenna Zoe https://www.myhumandesign.com/  Radical Authenticity workshop https://www.earthspeak.love/radical-authenticity    ► Leave us a written review on iTunes, and get shouted out on the show! 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PracticeCare
Dr. Aimee Duffy on Getting Up When You Get Knocked Down

PracticeCare

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 36:59


Dr. Aimee Duffy is the #1 Best-selling author of "Normal Doesn't Have Side Effects", award winning speaker at Harvard Club of Boston, CNN Center, Nasdaq , New York City Bar Association and the Philadelphia College of Physicians. Dr Duffy has shared the stage with Martha Stewart, Suzanne Somers, Ice T and Dr Oz, she is a frequent podcast guest and expert guest on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox network TV shows. Dr. Duffy is the Founder and Medical Director of Carolina Integrative Medicine in Clemson, SC.  In this episode Carl White and Dr. Aimee Duffy discuss:Where you start your training does not have to determine the type of practice you ownThe will the persevere, even when dealing with extreme personal circumstances Want to be a guest on PracticeCare?Have an experience with a business issue you think others will benefit from? Come on PracticeCare and tell the world! Here's where you can get the process started: https://marketvisorygroup.com/practicecare-podcast/ Episode PromotionWe're fans of Constant Contact for email campaigns, newsletters, and emails. We use it with our clients. What we like: Very easy to useVery flexibleEasy to find supportHIPAA compliant Get 30% off for the 1st 3 months if you sign up using our partner link. We do receive a commission when you use our link. Constant Contact offers additional prepayment discounts you can choose: 10% off per month for your first 6 months, or 15% off for the year. If you prepay, your discount stacks on top of the 30% discount for the 1st 3 months. Connect with Dr. Aimee Duffyhttps://www.facebook.com/aimee.duffy.148https://carolinaintegrativemedicine.com/  Connect with Carl WhiteWebsite: http://www.marketvisorygroup.comEmail:  whitec@marketvisorygroup.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/marketvisorygroupYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9BLCu_i2ezBj1ktUHVmigLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/healthcaremktg

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith
Why Anti-Thin Jokes are Anti-Fat

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022


The reason people are angry at thin women is because they hate fat. Yes, of course, we should not be yelling at skinny people. But it’s important to hold that together with, when those jokes get made, they’re actually anti-fat jokes. They’re not anti-thin jokes.You’re listening to Burnt Toast! This is the podcast where we talk about diet culture, fatphobia, parenting, and health.Today we are doing another Ask Me Anything episode! Corinne Fay is back by popular demand, and we’re both answering a whole bunch of your questions. We intended this one to be writing-themed but we ended up talking about houseplants a lot. You’re welcome. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe, rate and review us in your podcast player! It’s free and a great way to help more folks find the show. Of course, the other best way to support the show is with a paid subscription. And as we wrap up June and Burnt Toast’s one year anniversary, I’m giving you a week to take a permanent 20 percent off your subscription price! That gets it down to just $4/month or $40 for the year ($3.33/month, the cheapest this ever gets). Yes, you can both get this discount AND enter the Burnt Toast Book Giveaway. Sometimes life rewards procrastinators. Also: I’m always happy to offer comp subscriptions if paying isn’t feasible for you. And you can still enter the giveaway by completing our reader survey!PS. If you’ve already done the survey or gotten/renewed a subscription and aren’t sure you entered the giveaway, please fill out this form. And keep sending in your questions for Virginia’s Office Hours! If you have a question about navigating diet culture and anti-fat bias that you’d like to talk through with me, or if you just want to rant about a shitty diet with me, you can submit your question/topic here. I’ll pick one person to join me on the bonus episode so we can hash it out together.Episode 49 TranscriptVirginiaAll right, we’ve got a whole big list of questions we’re gonna work through. Where do you want to start?CorinneThe first question is: How did you get started as a writer?VirginiaI have written about this before, so here is one of the early episodes of the podcast where I give the whole story. I was an English and creative writing major in college. I went to school in New York, so I did a bunch of free internships at magazines. My first job out of college was as an editorial assistant at Seventeen magazine. That is where I got my start writing, so a lot of “get your best bikini body” stories and prom bodies. Lots of event-based bodies in the teen magazine world. We did also do some really good health reporting. I remember doing a big story about vaginas. A misconception about women’s media is that everyone who works there hates women, when it’s actually mostly run by feminists who are up against advertising and always caught in that vortex. So, I learned a ton. There was a lot of very good journalism happening there, but always under this umbrella of how do we sell beauty products and clothes to teenage girls. From there I went to another women’s magazine and then in 2005, I went freelance and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since. Okay the next question is for you! How and why did Corinne start @SellTradePlus? It is such a unique community and vision. CorinneI started @selltradeplus in 2018. I started it because I was addicted to looking at other buy/sell/trade accounts on Instagram and was never seeing my size. I just thought, if I were going to a used clothing store, I would just go to the section that was my size. So why not just make a size-based Buy Sell Trade account? And that’s kind of how it got started. And then I really liked the people that I was meeting. And I think it’s turned into a bit more of a community.VirginiaIt is a lovely community. You’re very good at community building. Corinne Thank you. VirginiaI hear a lot of Corinne love from people who find my work through you.CorinneThat’s so nice. VirginiaAs well they should be. And we will also link back to the first time you were on the podcast, because you kind of told your whole origin story in more detail there, too. So folks can catch up there. And you do those weekly discussion posts where people chat about all sorts of different things. It is much more than just the clothes, although the clothes are excellent. CorinneIt’s a fun place to be. Okay, the next question is: Can you share a little bit about your own progression from dieting to anti-diet mentality? VirginiaI think we should both answer this one, if you’re up for it. So, as I mentioned, I started in women’s magazines and wrote a lot of shitty diet stories. Very much in the diet world, while also feeling conflicted about it and rationalizing many of those stories to myself. Like, “this one’s not really a diet, it’s just about portion control.” Or, you know, “this one’s not really a diet, it’s eating the way Michael Pollan told you to eat, so that’s fine,” etc, etc, and increasingly getting frustrated about that. But not really understanding a different way to think about food. The turning point in my story is around the time my first daughter was born, and she was born with a rare congenital heart condition that required her to be on a feeding tube. We spent two years helping her learn to eat again, so it was like the reverse of dieting. I was grasping for all these external rules, wanting someone to tell me how to do this, how to get eating right for her, and then increasingly realizing there were no rules. There was nobody who could fix it. We had to get her back to a safe place with food by helping her learn to trust her body again. And that started to connect a lot of dots for me about the way I had been eating over the years and not trusting my body. Diet culture separates all of us from being able to trust ourselves. That was my big, “okay, I’m done with this,” moment, even though it wasn’t like one moment. I mean, it was a long process. I can remember when she was around 18 months old, saying something shitty about my body and having her repeat it back to me, and then thinking like, Well, okay, I’m done with that now. This kid has fought too hard to feel safe in her body. I’m not going to be the one to screw it up for her. CorinneThat’s a lot of pressure. VirginiaIt is, but it also made it so clear. Do you know what I mean? This is one of those things that in a way I sort of hate, being like, “becoming a mother liberated me from diet culture,” because it feels like, honestly, sort of a b******t narrative. I hate when we credit motherhood with being this mystical thing. It’s honestly mostly just diapers. It’s not that glamorous. But it is true that it is often easier to do things for other people than it is to do them for ourselves. And since I had this very clear goal of not wanting to pass this on to her, it was like failure is no longer an option, in that sense. CorinneThat makes sense.I feel like I don’t have a good answer. I’m not a mom and I think it hasn’t always been just like a linear progression for me. I’ve wavered back and forth, and I think I also, even from a younger age, had kind of an oppositional personality where I was always just kind of like, “Screw anyone who’s telling me what to do.” There was a long time where I went back and forth between being on one hand, f**k diets or whatever anyone else is telling me to do, and on the other hand, thinking the only way I can be happy is by losing weight. I wish I had a moment when I was just like, I’m done. But I mean, I think eventually it just is exhausting and you’re tired of it.VirginiaYou realize how much mental energy it takes, and physical energy. And it’s like, other things are more interesting? I think everyone can relate to it not being linear. I mean, mine wasn’t linear. I thought I was fully out of diet culture and in 2015, I wrote a story about detox diets where I went on a detox diet for a month to write the story. And at the time, I would have been like, No, I’m not dieting anymore. I’m very much out of diet culture now. And I reread the article recently, it was like…CorinneIt’s very easy to get sucked back in. VirginiaYeah, it really is. CorinneThey’re always finding new ways to get you.VirginiaThey really are. They’re very good at that. I understand why this person asked that question because getting to the anti-diet mentality feels like a goal and it is because there’s obviously a lot of benefits that come with it. Like, you are not obsessing about food and beating yourself up when you eat and that’s really lovely. But I am almost wary of framing it as a goal to work towards because that can be a sort of parallel dieting experience. Do you know what I mean?CorinneYeah, that’s a good point. I don’t think it feels like you ever get to a point where you’re just like, “now I’m at peace forever.” I still am sometimes like, “oh, I don’t want to deal with airplane seats.”VirginiaIt’s maybe more like getting to a place where you can more quickly recognize the pattern of, “Oh, I am responding to this larger cultural situation. It’s not my fault.” Being able to place the blame where it belongs is in some ways more the goal, if we’re going to talk about it as a goal.CorinneSo that the next question is: Is there a balance between slamming the thin ideal, but inadvertently slamming, less fat, slender-ish, petite bodied people as crappy?VirginiaThis is a very interesting question. It does remind me of the column we did where the question was, “what if I just don’t want to be fat?” I think there’s often something that comes up for less fat, slender-ish, petite-bodied people, when they start to hear us pushing back against the thin ideal, and they take it really personally. I’ve interviewed lots of women in thin bodies who talk about the constant shaming they get for being thin. And this is a real thing, right? People will say to a thin woman, like, “I hate you. You’re so skinny,” or “How can you eat whatever you want and never gain weight? Oh, my God, I’m so angry.” They get a lot of hostility for their thinness. But, the hostility is rooted in anti-fat bias. The reason people are angry at the thin woman is because they hate fat. Like, yes, of course, we should not be yelling at skinny people, but I think it’s really important to hold that when those jokes get made, they’re actually anti-fat jokes. They’re not anti-thin jokes. So in terms of finding this balance, personal attacks help nobody, but it is fine to be critical of the thin ideal that is oppressive to all of us, and particularly oppressive to people in larger bodies. In doing that, you are not causing harm to thin people. CorinneThe next question is part two of the previous question: Is there a balance of accepting nutrition or GI research as beneficial and informative and slamming probiotic supplements, foods, and quick convenience powders?VirginiaOkay, so I would flip this. As it currently stands, nutritional research is not terribly beneficial or informative for individuals. In part because it tends to be very poorly done. Most nutrition studies rely on people self reporting. People are really bad at self-reporting what they ate. A lot of nutritional research will do stuff like study what broccoli does if we feed it in huge quantities to a rat, and you’re not a rat who eats huge quantities of broccoli, so the fact that it prevented cancer in that rat is not applicable to your life. There is a lot about nutritional science that is useful to nutrition scientists. But it gets reported on and marketed and communicated to the public as if we should be living by these lessons. It gets turned into best selling diet books. And then when you look at the source material, it’s like, this was a study on 30 people and we didn’t follow them very long. We didn’t ask them the right questions and it was only men, or something like that. There are all these limitations to the research. So I think that it’s really good to be critical and curious about nutritional science and to realize that it often doesn’t have a big place in your life. At the same time, I’m much more forgiving of people finding a quick convenience protein powder as an efficient way to have breakfast in the morning. In my house, we have protein powder in smoothies every morning because my kids are both cautious eaters and they like it. It’s a useful way of making sure they get like a good amount of energy for the day, if they want to otherwise live on, you know, carpet lint, and Tic Tacs or whatever. I will certainly be critical of the marketing hype that these products come with. I don’t love when they’re claiming to be super foods, and everyone’s heard my rant on Athletic Greens. But if your take is, “These Clif Bars are so helpful to keep in my bag because I work an eight hour shift and I don’t get a lunch break and I can eat one and not starve,” that’s great. When I say let’s not shame foods, I mean all of the foods. We don’t have to shame any of the foods. But you don’t have to buy into the hype around these foods. You don’t have to buy into the claim that they should replace other foods in your diet or anything like that.CorinneThat seems like a good distinction. Okay. The next one is a parenting question: How do you deal with judgment from health care providers who disagree with choices you make, i.e. breastfeeding past one year, not doing cry it out. So, not harmful choices, but choices that may fall outside the mainstream.VirginiaI almost didn’t answer this question because I did not breastfeed past five months and I definitely did cry it out. So, I’m not judging your choices, but I am someone who can only offer the other side of this. But, if you only breastfeed your baby for four to five months, you’re gonna get judgment for not doing it long enough. So, I do know what you mean in terms of making a choice that’s different from “gold standard” advice about parenting. I think it’s so hard with your first because you don’t know what the hell you’re doing and it’s very easy to feel super unnerved by it all. I think that confidence is something that just comes with time. The more you parent your own kids and see what works for them, you feel more comfortable saying, “that best practice doesn’t actually apply to our life in any way.” Where I do certainly relate is the advice on kids below two should have zero added sugar. I mean, what? That’s not useful, it’s not realistic. If your kids are eating food at daycare, if they have an older sibling who gets given a cupcake, you’re of course going to let your toddler or your baby have some sugar. And they’re going to be great and suffer no consequences from it. So, certainly around nutrition is a piece where I find myself often making the “unpopular” decision with a healthcare provider. We can link to that episode Sara Louise Peterson and I did on gentle parenting. We went a lot deeper into this. Because it’s not just healthcare providers, it’s also social media and mom friends and mom groups on Facebook that can get like really weird and dogmatic fast. All those places where they tend to present parenting in a binary state, that you’re either doing it right or you’re doing it wrong. And anyone who’s actually spent any time with a kid knows that you’re always doing it a little bit wrong, but it’s fine. That’s the best we can do on any given day.CorinneMan, I do not envy parents.VirginiaIt’s real fun to be doing something that requires you to be regularly sleep deprived and hungry at odd hours.CorinneAnd always slightly failing. VirginiaI do have one quick story. So, my four year old has been home sick like every week for the past month with some nonsense because ever since we took masks out of schools, the kids are getting all of the diseases they didn’t get for the last two years. Last week she was home for three days straight. It was the third week in a row with this really bad cough. We’ve tested and tested and it’s not COVID. So by the end of the third day, I was like, we’ve got to get out of the house. We’ve got to go do something. It’s a beautiful day. She’s been watching TV for three days straight because Dan and I have to work and she’s here. So, we pick up her older sister. We go to get ice cream and we’re down by the river. It’s a beautiful afternoon. I’m feeling so successful. Like, I got both kids out. We’re getting ice cream. How lovely. She inhales her ice cream, spills it all the way down herself, and then gets a coughing fit and throws up her ice cream all over herself and the park bench and multiple other surfaces. And I was just like, why do I try? There was an older woman on the park bench next to us, dramatically turning her head to the side. Literally like, “I can’t look at you, this is so revolting.” And then another mom from school and her kids were a little further down. Here’s my kid starting to gag and she’s like, “Do you need help?” And I’m just like, what help can you even offer?CorinneOh my God. VirginiaSo there’s quite an audience for this whole experience. The parenting win there is that I had remembered to bring baby wipes. I was so f*****g proud of myself because we’re past the stage where we need baby wipes all the time so I don’t always think to have them. But I went through a pile of baby wipes. I got a bottle of water, I was cleaning puke off the sidewalk and off this park bench. And then, I want to get her back in the car, but I don’t want her to puke again. So I’m like, “Okay, guys, why don’t you just play while we make sure she’s done puking?” And other people are clearly like, WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE? There was a lot of judgment. CorinneI am so sorry. VirginiaIt was fine. I was rage texting Dan while I’m cleaning puke off the park bench. But once you’ve survived your first—I mean, it’s not even my first, it’s probably like my dozenth—public vomiting, it’s like whatever! They can think what they want. Unless you’re the one here cleaning the puke off the park bench, you don’t get to judge. I’m sorry for that disgusting story. We can move on.CorinneNo, I love it. Well, this is also kind of a tangent, but where does that advice about not giving kids sugar before two years come from? VirginiaOh, I think it’s the American Heart Association.CorinneIs that based on facts? VirginiaWe should do a deep dive on this. CorinneOr is this where we’re like take nutritional studies with a grain of salt. VirginiaYes, I think it’s definitely that. I would have to look into the source material on this, but based on where some of these other guidelines have come from, my guess is they’re taking a large-scale study and they’re finding a small correlation of kids who ate less sugar had lower rates of X, Y, and Z health conditions later on. So, it is correlation, not causation, right? Because you cannot prove a negative. You can’t prove that not eating sugar prevented it. All you can say is some households feed their kids more sugar than others and those households correlate to these other conditions. But what else might be contributing to that? Like, if you’re a low-income family, and McDonald’s is a really reasonable way for you to get calories in your kid, your kid is consuming more sugar than the Whole Foods mom’s kid has consumed.The other thing that research doesn’t tell us is the harm caused by restricting sugar. It may be that you could even prove a causal link between kids who eat less sugar and future heart disease risk, but you may also be able to prove a causal link between kids who eat less sugar and kids who have eating disorders. And if I’m worrying about my kid’s mortality, kids are more likely to die of eating disorders than they are of heart disease. So, if we’re really gonna get serious about health risks, we have to consider all aspects. Being restrictive around sugar leads to kids who fixate on sugar. We see this over and over. We’ve seen this in experimental studies that are really well done. So we know that that is just not practical advice for parents.CorinneWell, too bad it’s not practical, because it’s everywhere.VirginiaYep, they’re still gonna make you feel bad about not doing it.CorinneAll right. Let’s move on to our favorite topic! What’s your favorite house plant? And how do you keep it alive?VirginiaI mean, I cannot pick a favorite house plant, people. It’s is really hard.CorinneOkay, do you have a least favorite? VirginiaOh, that’s a good question. CorinneI have a least favorite. VirginiaLet me think. Okay, what’s your least favorite? Because I’m thinking…CorinneMother of Thousands? It’s the one that makes a million babies and I hate it. I literally just threw it away because I was like, I can’t. Too prolific.VirginiaIt is very prolific. I have one of those that my stepdad brought back from a trip. My mother was like, “please take this thing out of my house.” Because they can get really tall, too. They’re quite enormous. CorinneIt’s messy. I don’t want to be just throwing away all these little things all the time. VirginiaYeah, you actually don’t need thousands of that one plant. CorinneI don’t even want one. Virginia I have it in a very small pot, so I think I’m containing it a little bit. One plant that I am frustrated by, because I love it, but I’m having trouble with is my string of bananas. I’m doing really well with a string of pearls. String of bananas is similar to string of pearls, but instead of little pearls, they are shaped like little bananas. They’re just so finicky! If you overwater them, they don’t like it, but they do want some water and so we’re kind of in a little love/hate relationship where I’m like, I really like you but you don’t seem happy here. Is it me? We’re trying to work it out. One of my favorite houseplants is my polka dot leaf begonia. She’s just really lovely. And also a little high maintenance but I get it, you’re very pretty, you’re loud. I’ve got her in a good spot and she’s doing well. They’re really, really cool. Any of the fancy leaf begonias are pretty cool if you have the right conditions for them.CorinneDo you have a fiddle leaf fig?VirginiaOh God no. I’ve killed two, if not three, fiddle leaf figs.CorinneI killed one and I was like, that’s enough.VirginiaYeah, because they’re expensive if you buy a big one. I don’t think I have the right conditions in my house for a fiddle leaf fig because we have only have one south facing room and I don’t have space in there to get another giant plant in. I don’t know, figs are so hard. They’re the hardest.CorinneThey seem like they’re always just slowly dying.VirginiaYeah, and they look so gorgeous when they’re working and then they’ll just drop all their leaves. And then they are just a stick. I had one that was just a stick for a year. I kept hoping it would come back. I feel like if you like a big leaf plant like that, which of course I love big leaf plants, like you can do a Monstera. That’ll get just as giant for you. I have a Dieffenbachia that’s got pretty big leaves. And Elephant’s Ear. Elephant Ears can be a little finicky in the winter but they’re worth it. There are other options. You don’t have to fall for the fiddle leaf fig, is what I’m saying.CorinneThe next question is: What does work life balance look like for you right now? And what do you wish was different?VirginiaI was thinking about this because last month there was a question about how I get time for myself and I realized I forgot to share in that question that one of the main things I do is wake up really early. The rest of my family sleeps till like 7:30 and I get up at five and I have time to myself then. When my work life balance is not great, I get up at five and I work before my kids are awake for two hours. And since I’m finishing my book right now, a lot of my early morning time is working. So, when I’m done writing this book, I will get that chunk of morning time back, and then I really like to go out in the summer and be in the garden during that time, or read, or just not be talked to by my family. In terms of general work/life balance: I love my family very much, but I am the only member of my family (of origin) who doesn’t work weekends. And it’s a really big accomplishment for me to be breaking the generations of workaholism, in that sense. My sister is an urban education high school teacher. It’s really hard not to work nights and weekends with that job. My dad and my stepmom are college professors. Working on weekends is what I grew up with. And I totally get it and I didn’t want it. So I’m very proud that I don’t work weekends, for the most part. What about you, you’re kind of going through a big transition right now. Do you want to talk about that?CorinneSure. I don’t know what my work life balance is gonna look like. I just left my full-time job and I’m focusing some time and energy on @selltradeplus and Burnt Toast and some other freelance-y things. I’m very much figuring it out and I’m trying to have a little break where I’m just spending less time on my phone, hopefully. VirginiaYeah, because you have been working weekends, as I know, because you often do Burnt Toast work on the weekends. You have been doing a lot.Corinne Yes, for a long time my schedule was do @selltradeplus before work, go to work for eight hours, do @selltradeplus after work, do Burnt Toast on the weekends. So, just trying to shift that a little bit!VirginiaI think we all want you to have more downtime. I’m really a big fan of changing that. CorinneThis past week has been my first week without going into my job and I have felt really weird. Just, it’s really weird not having like coworkers. But yeah, I’m sure I’ll adjust.Alright. This is kind of a follow up question: Could you talk about finding time to write with young children? Especially making mental space for it. Young children being under four.VirginiaWell, so, as I said, getting up at five in the morning. I realize it’s the least sexy advice ever. Something about having kids broke me and made me a morning person. I also go to bed at like 8:30 at night now. I just became my mother immediately when I had kids and got on that schedule. Obviously, if you are wired differently, you could make it a nighttime writing time. I know lots of folks who do that. Once the kids go to bed, that’s when they get time. I’m assuming with this question, this is not your full-time job. Because I do want to acknowledge the privilege of, I was already a full-time professional writer before my children came on the scene. I was making a full-time income from it, therefore it had to continue because it was bringing in 50 percent of my household income. We’ve had daycare or a nanny, or now they’re in school, but we’ve had childcare built into our lives from the time they were really little, because it was necessary for both of us to work. Of course, COVID made that very different because then they were home all the time. The hardest point for me is the days I pick them up from school and have them in the late afternoons. Because young children are terrible in the late afternoons, they’re really grumpy and need snacks. That’s why the ice cream seemed like such a good idea at the time, before it ended in puke. And my brain is still really in my work at that point, like I don’t have a transition. This is where I can understand having a commute must be nice, because you have thirty minutes in the car to transition out. So, often I’m parenting and still looking at my phone to check work emails or I’ll think of something and want to make notes. It’s really hard, having half attention for both. My advice is, whenever you can, even if it’s not a lot of time, carve out whatever time you can separate and protect that ruthlessly as your writing time. Even if it’s a couple hours a week when you can get a babysitter. Don’t try to do the half in both worlds thing because I think that’s where the burnout really comes.CorinneThe next question is: Recommendations for a new homeowner to learn about gardening? VirginiaThis is a fun one. This came from Instagram because I’ve been sharing incessant garden pictures because this is the best time of year for my garden. So you’re just going see it constantly, at the moment. If you are on the East Coast, and you want to be a gardener, my number one tip is the blog A Way to Garden by Margaret Roach. She gardens here in the Hudson Valley. She was a garden editor for Martha Stewart a long time ago and has the most exquisite garden in the world.  She’s a genius. She has a wonderful podcast. She knows just everything about everything. And the website is like a treasure trove of what kind of mulch to get, how to use mulch, how to start seeds, how to think about design, all of these different things. So that would be my first step. I think it’s probably useful even for people in other gardening zones, like the specific plants change if you’re in the Southwest, like Corinne, or on the west coast. But a lot of the principles are the same. Otherwise, what I did with our second house that was more useful, was I did spend some time making a master plan of all the different little areas. Like, this is where eventually a fire pit might go. This is where a shade garden could go or whatever. And then like, just tackle one of those projects per year instead of trying to do it all at once. So we’re now five years into what is probably a ten year list of projects, but I’m more realistic about what we can get done. The other tip I will give if you are a new homeowner and this is your first season in your house: Don’t do much this year, because you haven’t lived there through a whole growing season. You don’t even know what you have, where the light is, what your soil is like. So even though you want to get going and there’s stuff you want to change, like, just take a break. Get some containers and pot some stuff up and put it on your porch instead. Because doing too much before you really understand your property, I think can lead to wasting money and effort. What about you, you’re starting to work on a garden now, right, Corinne? Corinne I have lived in my house for a couple years and that advice is definitely good. There’s still stuff I’m discovering, like, “Oh, there’s irises planted here, which makes no sense because they’re getting no water.” But yeah, someone definitely put a lot of like time and thought and care into my backyard. So, we’ll see. I’m hopefully going to start doing some more work. I’m very envious of your raised beds. I’m also curious if you’ve ever watched any Monty Don?VirginiaOh my god. We could do a whole Monty Don fan episode. CorinneOkay, great, because I was going to recommend Big Dreams, Small Spaces or Gardener’s World.VirginiaYes, Gardener’s World, for sure. I can’t believe I didn’t start there. He was my COVID survival strategy. My older daughter and I would watch it together in the evenings and make lots of plans. I love it so much.CorinneIt’s so soothing. VirginiaSo soothing. CorinneAlso less relevant for the Southwest, but still just great to watch.VirginiaI know. I’m interested that you like it because you’re gardening in such a different climate.CorinneI mean, I’m always like, “Maybe they’ll do an episode in the desert.” But yeah, I mean, I just think Monty Don is so lovely.VirginiaYes, and his dogs are so lovely.CorinneHe has great style. VirginiaOh, yes. My mom is British, so the reason I’m a gardener is because of my British DNA. Like, everyone in England gardens, pretty much. CorinneI mean, there’s a gardening celebrity.VirginiaLiterally one of their number one celebrities. My grandfather was a really intensive gardener, my aunt, both my cousins garden… It’s a big part of our family. And, yes, he’s the epitome of British gardening style. It makes me so happy. He’s always in a little cardigan and Wellington boots and it’s just delightful. Everything about it so good and there’s tons of really practical advice.CorinneYes. And tons of episodes if you need something to watch for hours.VirginiaYeah. They’ve been making that show for like a hundred years. Definitely recommend a Monty Don deep dive.CorinneOkay, here’s another fun one. What is your dream vacation?VirginiaThis is hard because since we’ve been travel-starved for so long and we’re just getting back to travel, I have such a long list. A dream vacation that I am waiting until my children are older to take is, I really want to do a very foodie trip in Italy. I did a trip like that when I was in my 20s and it was amazing. It’s the kind of trip I want to recreate with my kids, but I want them to be more fun to eat with first. Because right now, going out to restaurants is still hard with my four year old. And the fact that Italians eat dinner at 10 o’clock at night, all of that would be tricky right now. So we’ll get there. That’s a big one. I also have never been to Greece and that’s been on my list forever. What about you?CorinneI would love to go to Italy and Greece. The one that comes to mind for me, which is kind of a never-gonna-happen one, I think. But have you heard of Amangiri?VirginiaNo. What is it?CorinneIt’s a crazy resort, I think it’s in Utah. It just it’s like it looks very beautiful. Like it’s just like this kind of stark…VirginiaI’m googling.CorinneIt just looks beautiful and incredibly serene. I feel like celebrities always go there. I know one time I tried to guess how much it was, and I was like, maybe like $500 a night? Like thinking that was like wild. It’s so much more than that.VirginiaNo, it’s so much more than that. I’m on their website now, I can confirm it’s definitely going to be more than $500. CorinneBut it looks awesome, right? It just seems fun to go there and like turn off your phone for a week. It’s also on an incredibly large, like hundreds of acres, property where you can hike around and stuff. VirginiaOh my gosh, this looks beautiful. This is a good fantasy one. Speaking of completely over the top hotel fantasies, I’m so mad at Highlights Magazine for this. Highlights Magazine had an article that was like cool hotels, which, like, why?CorinneWhat? For kids? That makes no sense. VirginiaIt was supposed to be hotels that would be like very kid friendly. So there was like a Disney one, which whatever. But then there was one in, I want to say, I think it was in Bali? And it’s literally under the ocean. So it’s like the bedroom was like a giant aquarium basically. I will find it and link it.CorinneThat sounds incredible. VirginiaAnd it’s $10,000 a night.CorinneAnd now your daughter’s like, “Please? For my birthday?”VirginiaAnd I couldn’t stop laughing and she was like, is that a lot of money? She’s a kid, she doesn’t get money. She’s like, “What do you think? Are you saying we don’t have $10,000?” I’m like, “We’re not gonna spend it on that!!”[Virginia’s Note: After we recorded Corinne did find this underwater hotel room for the comparatively bargain price of $1840 per night. I’m still not taking my 8-year-old!]CorinneYeah, that’s very reasonable. Okay, what about favorite podcasts?VirginiaWe have to give Maintenance Phase a shout out. Obviously, if you’re looking for anti-diet content and you’re listening to us and not Maintenance Phase, you did that backwards because you should have started there. They do excellent work, Aubrey gordon and Michael Hobbes. That’s a big one that I never miss. I’m also really into Everything Is Fine with Kim France and Jennifer Romolini. It is a podcast for women over 40, which I admit just hearing that tagline I was like, fine, put us in a box. But it’s so good. They’re both former women’s magazine people. Kim France was the editor in chief of Lucky magazine during like Conde Nast’s big towncar heyday years. They’re very funny and smart. They did a great episode on Roe. They have really interesting authors on and the chitchat between the two of them is really good. It’s a great listen. And not just for women over 40, I feel like anyone could enjoy it. What about you?CorinneI’m really into this astrology podcast, Ghost of a Podcast. So if you’re into the woo side of things, I recommend that. I also love Reply All, which I know is very popular. I’m sure everyone’s listening to that. VirginiaThat’s a good one. CorinneThe last question is, what’s the most destructive health or diet culture message you’ve received?VirginiaI think one message that has taken me personally the longest time to work through was the message that exercise is only for weight management. When I was a kid, I was a skinny kid, and I hated sports and hated moving my body. I was an indoor cat, for sure. I just wanted to read and play pretend and not be physical. And it was fine because I was skinny, right? But that meant that then when I was no longer skinny, I felt like this obligation to exercise to get back to my thinness, which did not work. I had a pretty disordered relationship with exercise in my 20’s. No one ever said, maybe you would love moving your body for other reasons, right? There was no option on the table to enjoy exercise or just joyful movement, whatever you want to call it, on its own terms or for its own pleasures. So it has taken me most of my 30’s to really get to a place where I do notice implicit benefits to exercise that are not related to body size. I want to do it when I wake up in the morning. I feel joy when I do it. And I don’t even have that all the time still, you know? There was a long time where I really couldn’t do any cardio because it was too triggering. What about you?CorinneWell, that’s a really good answer. I think for me it would be that the path to happiness is thinness. Like, don’t you just want to be happy? Stuff like that, I guess.VirginiaLike feeling like your life needs to be on hold until you lose weight?CorinneAnd also just that being thinner will make you happier. That has not been the correlation in my life. VirginiaNo, it very often is not. I think that’s a really common and super insidious one. And it’s holding a lot of people back from just living their lives. Butter For Your Burnt ToastVirginiaAll right. Well, let’s bring us up. I realized when I ordered these questions, I picked a sad one to end on. “Let’s talk about terrible diet messages. Okay, goodbye!” No. We will bring it up now with Butter for your Burnt Toast. Corinne, last time you were on, you set a very high bar for yourself.CorinneI know I was actually struggling a little bit because I don’t think I can really live up to that.VirginiaI don’t think anyone ever can, so you can release yourself from that pressure.CorinneOkay. My endorsement is slightly related to what you were just saying, which is that sometimes, I’m just living my life and I get a feeling in my body of , I want to do something other than walk the dog and garden, which are like my usual exercise activities. I subscribe to a lot of Substacks, but one of my favorite is She’s a Beast, which is Casey Johnston’s newsletter about being strong and lifting weights. She recently started a couch-to-barbell program called Liftoff, so I decided that I would just look into it. I don’t have a good track record with finishing programs or following programs. But it’s divided into three phases and the first phase requires only your house and a broomstick. And there’s a YouTube video that you can follow along with and it takes less than 15 minutes, which is incredible!VirginiaOh my gosh!CorinneYou just do like six exercises maybe? And they’re all probably stuff you’ve done before. I love that it starts off like so simply and I don’t know if I’ll make it to phase two, but I’ve done phase one.VirginiaYou’re enjoying phase one. That’s awesome.CorinneI’ve done it six times or something. I just think it’s great. So I want to just recommend that program and also Casey’s newsletter which is about fitness-y stuff, but she definitely has an anti-diet lens.VirginiaYeah, very fat-positive, strong critiques of fitness culture which are really well done. I want to do this, too, now. You’re influencing me. This looks great. CorinneWell, let me know if you do.VirginiaI will. I am endlessly in physical therapy, as people know, because of my back and ankle. I’m trying to get out now, but I can’t. The other week I was like, “I feel like I’m done.” And she was like, “No, I feel like you’re in that place where you’re no longer in active pain but if you leave, you will re-injure yourself immediately.” And I was like “Touché.” But I am getting bored. For a while I was an A student with physical therapy and would do my exercises every morning and now I’m just losing interest. I need a new program, so I’m gonna check this out.CorinneYeah, it’s really so fun and easy to just follow a YouTube video. I just put it on and like put it on silent and listen to a podcast while I’m waving my little broomstick around.VirginiaSo, I am recommending an absurdly large water jug. A while back I posted on Instagram that I get migraines and I loosely tie getting migraines to the days when I drink only Diet Coke. This is not a criticism of Diet Coke, it’s necessary to my wellbeing, but I should drink water, too, to be a person. Sometime I want to do a reported piece on hydration culture. It’s a whole thing, for sure. However, I do need to drink water and I asked for recommendations and a couple of people recommended this. It is the Stanley GO IceFlow 64oz Stainless Steel Flip Straw Jug. It’s a beast. It’s enormousCorinneIs 64 ounces a gallon?VirginiaIt is a gallon. Yes.CorinneOkay, I also have a gallon water jug.VirginiaThis is maybe why we were destined to be friends. CorinneYours looks really good though.VirginiaI appreciate the size, but I have never once drunk 64 ounces in a day. I’ve had it for a couple weeks now, I have never once drunk 64 ounces in one day. Like, that’s just, I cannot drink that much water in a day. That’s a ridiculous amount of water. But what I love about it is, it is so well insulated that it stays cold all day long. I do not like drinking tepid water. That is not interesting to me. It was 90 degrees here all weekend. We were out at the pool. I was out gardening the whole day. And I would fill this thing up in the morning with a bunch of ice cubes and cart it outside with me. And last night at eight o’clock, I was like Dan, you have to drink this water. It’s so cold. And he was like, thank you for sharing with me that your water is cold. CorinneDo you have to like lift it over your head to drink it?VirginiaNo! You don’t have to lift it. It is not a barbell workout. You can just hold it up and tilt it a little bit to drink. I have been self conscious to drink out of it like on a Zoom. Because I don’t know, it’s so preposterous. I want to get their 20-ounce one, I feel like that might be more for daily use. But this is very useful for being outside when I’m out with my kids and like we all need water and they don’t have to carry multiple water bottles. CorinneIt looks sleek, too, at least.VirginiaI have the petal, the light pink.Well, Corinne, thank you so much for doing this again. This was really fun! Do you want to remind people where to find you once again?CorinneOh, sure. You can find me on Instagram at @selltradeplus that’s where I spend most of my time. And then my personal Instagram is @SelfieFay.Thanks so much for listening to Burnt Toast! Once again, if you’d like to support the show, please subscribe for free in your podcast player. Leave us a rating or review and tell a friend, maybe a mom friend, about this episode.And consider a paid subscription to the Burnt Toast newsletter. Until June 30, you can take 20 percent off and pay just $4 per month or $40 for the year! You get a ton of cool perks and you keep this an ad- and sponsor-free space.The Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by me, Virginia Sole-Smith. You can follow me on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit virginiasolesmith.substack.com/subscribe

Savor
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Savor

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:22 Very Popular


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Get Real -w- Caroline Hobby
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Get Real -w- Caroline Hobby

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stuff Mom Never Told You
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Red Table Talk
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Red Table Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why We Run
Jennifer Louden Is Passionate About Desire

Why We Run

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 36:39


I am over the moon about talking to Jennifer Louden! I first saw her at a woman event where she gave a barn burning talk about burning barns down. Then when I saw she was the co-host and writing coach at Lauren Fleshman's Wilder retreat,  I knew I had to go, especially since I was green  (and still greener) at this whole writing game.  She was warn, accessible and full of amazing tools. Fast forward to the pandemic, when she launched her first self-published book, Why Bother?, where she unfolds desire,  and how find it and follow it to take you where you need to go. It is the book that you need to read right now! Since she is the professional writer, I am going to let her share her bio...take it away, Jenn! I helped launch the concept of self-care with my first bestseller, The Woman's Comfort Book, published in 1992. I've spent the next 20 years writing more books including The Woman's Retreat Book, The Life Organizer and Why Bother? with close to a million copies sold. I spoke around the US and Europe about women's empowerment and self-care, wrote a national magazine column for a Martha Stewart magazine, and spoke on behalf of major brands.I was been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines including Self, People, and Yoga Journal, and two of Brené Brown's books, Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead; and I appeared on hundreds of TV, radio shows, and podcasts—even on Oprah.In the last 15 years, I've focused on helping female creators get off the fence and make the work they love, whether that's a book, a podcast, a course, a membership community, or articles. I do that through courses, masterminds, one-on-coaching, and virtual and in-person retreats.I host the popular podcast Create out Loud to help creatives stay inspired and keep learning how to make work they love and make money doing it.Socials:Website Address: https://jenniferlouden.com/ Instagram Handle: https://www.instagram.com/jen.louden/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jenlouden.writerTwitter https://twitter.com/jenloudenLinkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenlouden/ 

Before Breakfast
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Before Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Breakfast Club
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

The Breakfast Club

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Katie Couric
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Katie Couric

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Velvet’s Edge
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Velvet’s Edge

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Chelsea
The Martha Stewart Podcast Trailer

Dear Chelsea

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:22


She's done it all. TV, magazines, the web, radio, and more. But you've never heard Martha Stewart like this: intimate, in-depth, probing interviews with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Some you've heard of — some you haven't. But they all have an important thing in common: they're at the top of their fields. And they've never encountered an interviewer quite like Martha. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio App. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

You're Wrong About...
Martha Stewart w. Sarah Archer

You're Wrong About...

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 64:32 Very Popular


This week we're dishing up a mouthwatering feast of history, gossip, and white collar crime. Guest Sarah Archer tells the tale of Martha Stewart, a girl from New Jersey who achieved world domination by letting us look at her basket collection. Digressions include prairie dresses, condensed soups, and how to tell if your tween is reading Sunset Magazine.Some Notes:K-Mart CommercialEarly Martha Stewart Living TV showMartha on Letterman post-prisonSnoop and Martha, 2008Martha's Princess Peony Announcement Part 1Martha's Princess Peony Announcement Part 2Martha and Snoop lighter adSNL Martha / K-Mart bankruptcy Everything Martha eats in a dayHere's where to find Sarah Archer:WebsiteTwitterSupport us:Bonus Episodes on PatreonDonate on PaypalBuy cute merchWhere else to find us:Sarah's other show, You Are Good [YWA co-founder] Mike's other show, Maintenance PhaseLinks:https://www.sarah-archer.com/https://twitter.com/Sarcherhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI7hGjIwRsY https://youtu.be/6ko8WoHhmTc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtZ2SZyJhgAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ocre0kXgvg https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5uPYlpZK7/https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5uPYlpZK7/https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb5u2hqpHzW/ https://youtu.be/y8jAtLBF_Lkhttps://youtu.be/Yme4gdvYi3Uhttps://youtu.be/lKh2IkbCbQohttp://patreon.com/yourewrongabouthttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/youre-wrong-abouthttps://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ywapodcasthttps://www.podpage.com/you-are-goodhttp://maintenancephase.comSupport the show

Colleen & Bradley
6/20 Mon Hr 3: Martha Stewart is speaking some TRUTH about the Kardashian

Colleen & Bradley

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 27:46


PLUS: What's your in-season food snobbery? AND CSI: Special delivery

Let's Keep It Real
When It's Scary Is When It's Great

Let's Keep It Real

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 55:34


Clint Arthur is the provocative, truth-telling author of 21 Best selling books, including "Celebrity Entrepreneurship,"  "Break Through Your Upper Limits on TV," and his Pulitzer Prize nominated life's-work masterpiece, "Wisdom Of The Men.” As a speaker, Clint has shared the stage with Martha Stewart, Dr Oz, Suzanne Somers, Caitlyn Jenner, IceT, and five presidents of the United States at Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Mercedes, Porsche, Coca Cola, Microsoft, the Royal Society of Medicine, and AT&T. He lives in New York City, Los Angeles, and Acapulco with his wife Ali, and Nova, their Billion Peso Puppy. To learn more about Clint, check out the following links: Clint's Website and Books: https://www.clintarthur.tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClintArthur Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clintarthur.tv/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clintarthur/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/clintarthur

Nothing for Granted | Grant Writing |Grants Consulting | Freelance Christian Entrepreneurship
Getting 1 million women promoted by 2030! How IFundWomen Caress Dreams Fund Grant 2022 Awardee Jen Ngozi of Netwerk shares her story, advice, and tips to help you get funded as a female CEO

Nothing for Granted | Grant Writing |Grants Consulting | Freelance Christian Entrepreneurship

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 26:23


As first-generation Americans, there are cultural beliefs instilled in us by our immigrant parents that education will solve everything, but Jen shares with us how simply that isn't true! Jen Ngozi of Netwerk shares how she helps women navigate the workplace, and go from underpaid to promoted by equipping women with the skills and confidence to land those leadership roles! To help fund her vision she applied for the IFundWomen Caress Dreams Fund Grant. It wasn't her first time applying, but it was the right time! She shares advice and tips that help us understand the value of being consistent & selective of the grants we apply for as female CEOs. She drops major gems on how the right mindset and mentorship build the confidence she needs to push her vision forward! Clearly, it's working! Netwerk is on a mission to get 1 million women promoted by 2030! BIO :  Jen Ngozi was underpaid and underemployed for years. As a first-generation immigrant from Nigeria with parents that didn't work corporate jobs, she didn't understand workplace etiquette and struggled early in her career. Despite this, she was able to not only secure promotions. But have an award-winning career developing leadership programs across the country at Big 4 and Fortune 500 firms before launching NetWerk®. Today Jen is a global speaker and has spoken at events with the United Nations Foundation and Vogue. Her career advice has been featured in Huffington Post, Business Insider, Martha Stewart, and more. Connect with Jen : www.netwerkmovement.com  https://www.instagram.com/netwerkmovement/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/netwerkmovement Offer >> The Funding with Foresight Matrix https://www.buffaloambitionco.com/fundyourvision Connect >> IG: @SloantheBeast Community >> bit.ly/fundingandfreelance Contact >>> hello@buffaloambitionco.com

Blubrry PowerPress Podcast
Apple Podcasts Search Results – PCI 299

Blubrry PowerPress Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 28:41


Learning never stops in podcasting. Recently, the team at Apple explained how Apple podcast search works and the results it gives, in terms of user behavior, metadata, and more. Speaking of learning, we go over 3 lessons on audio marketing, tips for respecting your listeners time and some branding recommendations for your podcast. Thanks for joining us on this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Emails are listed at the bottom of show notes. Live Facebook recording News Apple tells how Apple Podcasts search works 3 Lessons on Audio Marketing -  Conal Byrne from iHeart Podcast listening is growing in 2022 Spotify to acquire Sonatic (Likely Related) WordPress.com says you will be able to create podcasts from blog posts Snoop Dogg fans love Martha Stewart on her podcast Vacations and road trips are in full swing. Lots and lots of articles out titled ‘Best Podcasts for Car Rides' Best Practice Set a podcast mission, similar to a company mission. What do you want your listeners to get out of this podcast and what action steps will you take to make those goals happen? Blubrry News Blog Post: Branding for your Podcast - by MacKenzie Bennett Next week is our 300th show! (Yay us!) MacKenzie will be joining us to celebrate since she was the one who started the PowerPress Podcast which turned into Podcast Insider. Also, we have a great interview scheduled. Programmatic form here Blubrry Pro Tip Respecting Listeners Time Question of the Week Question: Why are all the apps & directories so strict on podcast artwork? What are the rules? Answer: Apps need to have a consistent aspect ratio. Everyone picked square as it's the easiest. As far as the content of the image, no rules other than common sense. As for the technical rules…  The image must be PNG or JPG in RGB.  (lots of letters there) Apple wants between 1400 and 3000px SQUARE images.  All the other apps and directories will take an image in that size range.  BUT the other size thing is file size. Try to make it less than 500kb in size.  It will work a bit larger than that, but no need to have an image that is too big.  Most people are seeing it on their phone screen at 1x1 inch.  My images are all 1400x1400px.  That is good enough and gets the job done. Got a question you'd like us to answer on the show? Drop an email to mike@blubrry.com (audio, text, video) and we may use it. You can also post a question on the Blubrry Podcasting Facebook group.  The best place for support with any Blubrry products/services is our ticket system (https://blubrry.com/support/). Tickets give the whole team access rather than direct emails or calls. ______________ Coming to you this week from the New Media studio in Coldwater, Michigan & Mike Dell's World Studio in Traverse City, Michigan.  Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.  NEW! Fill out our listener survey at surveys.blubrry.com/podcastinsider  Schedule a one-on-one with Todd (hosting customers only). Email todd@blubrry.com Schedule a tech checkup with Mike (hosting customers only). Email mike@blubrry.com Send us your podcast sticker and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) and we will send you a Blubrry care package. Our mailing address is: Blubrry – MacKenzie 150 E. Campus View Blvd. #180 Columbus, Ohio 43235

Sarah and Vinnie Full Show
7-8am- Snoop Dogg & Vinnie Wants You To Skate

Sarah and Vinnie Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 37:17


Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are doing a podcast together, there is a puppet Friends Father's Day tribute, Bam Margera ran away from his rehab, Indiana Jones 5 release date has been announced, Bill Gates thinks NFT's are a scam, Internet Explorer is retired, the top gifts dad want, a poll on being the cool person who learns of something first, Vinnie wants you to skate, and a team building exercise goes wrong!

Turning Point Community Church Podcast
Why Not Me? 02 - Practicing Hospitality

Turning Point Community Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 36:31


During this three part mini-series “Why Not Me?” we are looking at some ways to train our faith family on what to do to make a ministry impact in someone's life. These are “easy” and accessible things we all can do. This week our focus is on practicing hospitality. While that sounds like something out of a page of a Martha Stewart book, there are actually several commands and examples given across the New Testament of how people can be impacted by simply opening our home and heart to people. But admittedly, things have changed a little since Biblical times. However the mandate to practice hospitality hasn't been lifted. So how can we do that in a 2022…in social distanced conscious culture? Let's find out! Senior Pastor - Chuck Angel

The Martha Stewart Podcast
Introducing: The Martha Stewart Podcast

The Martha Stewart Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 2:22


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The Well Seasoned Librarian : A conversation about Food, Food Writing and more.
Rose Levy Beranbaum (The Cookie Bible/The Cake Bible) ENCORE PRESENTATION The Well Seasoned Librarian Season

The Well Seasoned Librarian : A conversation about Food, Food Writing and more.

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 107:55


"Rose Levy Beranbaum is an American baker, cookbook author and blogger. She pioneered the reverse creaming technique of cake-making. In this process, the fat and flour are mixed first before adding the remaining ingredients. By coating the flour in fat, gluten development is inhibited, helping to prevent toughness Rose has been called the “Diva of Desserts” and “the most meticulous cook who ever lived.” And add this recent accolade—-“If ever there was a cookbook author who could place her hands on top of yours, putting you through the proper motions, helping you arrive at just the right touch, Beranbaum is the one.” Rose's first book, The Cake Bible, was the 1988 winner of the IACP/Seagram Book of the Year and the NASFT Showcase Award for the cookbook that has contributed most to educating the consumer about specialty foods. A culinary best-seller, The Cake Bible is currently in its 38th printing. Rose's Christmas Cookies, was the 1990 winner of the James Beard Best Book in the Dessert and Baking Category. The Pie and Pastry Bible, published in 1998, received many kudos including: Food & Wine Books “Best of the Best: The Best Recipes from the Best Cookbooks of the Year” and Coffee & Cuisine “Best Cookbook” award. Rose's newest and most comprehensive book, The Bread Bible, was the 2003 winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the Best Bread Book Category. It was listed by Publisher's Weekly and Food & Wine as one of the top ten books of 2003, and by Fine Cooking as one of the top 12. From quick breads, such as muffins, biscuits, and scones, to yeast breads, such as seeded wheat breads, Jewish rye, baguette, and brioche, this is a collection of her favorites, with innovative techniques that will guarantee making a successful bread baker of anyone who so desires. Steadfast in the world of food writing, Rose is a Contributing Editor to Food Arts Magazine where “Rose's Sugar Bible” (April 2000) received two prestigious awards: The Association of Food Journalists Award for the Best Food Feature in a Magazine and The Jacob's Creek World Food Award for Best Food Article. She is also a contributor to The Washington Post, Fine Cooking, Bride's, Reader's Digest, and Hemispheres. Rose is a popular guest on major television shows (The Today Show, The Early Show, Martha Stewart, Charlie Rose, The Food Network, and PBS: Master Classes of Johnson & Wales, and Seasonings with Dede Wilson). Rose is currently working on her second season of “Baking Magic with Rose Levy Beranbaum” on PBS stations across the country." Website https://www.realbakingwithrose.com/ If you like this podcast, let me know by "buying me a coffee" link below. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wellseasonedlib --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dean-jones9/message

Steamy Stories Podcast
Summer In Maine: Part 6

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022


Summer In Maine: Part 6. A night in the park. By Member389. Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.I woke early, pulled on my jeans and t-shirt quietly and made my way to the bathroom for a little relief. I walked out of the bathroom door to find Emily standing in what I guessed was her bedroom door. She rubbed her eye and just looked at me for a moment.“Hi.” She said softly.I stood there unsure of just what to say. “Hi.” I replied nervously. The pause began to get uncomfortable.“Are you done, can I get in there now?” She nodded towards the bathroom.“Oh sure.” I stepped aside quickly and she plodded her way in closing the door quietly. I closed my eyes taking a deep breath. I walked back down the hall into the kitchen and noted it was about my normal wake up time. So I scouted for coffee. Emily padded into the kitchen in her sweats and socks.“What are you looking for?” She asked noting that I was peeking into different cupboards in search of the coffee.“Coffee first, then I was going to make breakfast, if you want.” I said.“Can I help?” She asked. I just smiled and nodded. She pointed at a canister on the counter and smiled back. I opened it to find the coffee.“How about we make something special?” I opened the fridge and rummaged and found the eggs and sausage Chrissy had mentioned. I found some veggies in the drawer and pulled those out too. My real find was a box of ready pie crusts. I detailed my plans with Emily and after extensive prep work of dicing and browning we placed a sausage and pepper quiche into the oven.“Corn flakes are for chumps.” She said looking at the door and smiled at me.“Can you set the table while I wake up your mom?” I asked.She nodded. “I'd bring coffee and lead with that. She can be grouchy in the morning.”I chuckled and poured a cup, topped it with a splash of milk and spoonful of sugar. I opened the door slowly and walked to the bed. Chrissy was curled up, her hair a golden splash across the pillow, her expression was strained.“Don't try to fool me, that grin is a dead giveaway that you're not asleep.” I said as she broke into a full smile and opened her soft blue eyes.“Good morning.”“Good morning pretty lady.” I said as I set the coffee on the nightstand and leaned down to kiss her.“If you don't mind, I've had to go to the bathroom for the last twenty minutes, but I didn't want to barge in on your bonding session.” She slipped out of bed and grabbed a robe from the closet door and wrapped herself up and darted out of the room, leaving me chuckling. She didn't come right back and I was wondering what might be going on in the kitchen. I reached for the coffee cup as she walked back into the room shaking her head.“What?” I asked.She just grinned at me. “Oh nothing, you know that old saying ‘out of the mouths of babes'? Well mine just asked why you were spending money on a motel when you could stay here.” Chrissy just looked up and laughed and shook her head again. “She's right though. If she took this as well as it seems then why don't you check out and come up here for the rest of your stay?”I just smiled. “I wouldn't want to intrude.”“Intrude my ass. All you've done since you've been here is make life better.” She walked over and sat next to me on the bed and kissed me. “The invitation is sincere, from both of us. Oh and you're timer is nearly up on the stove.” My eyes went wide as kissed her and trotted out of the room to save breakfast.Em started giggling as she saw me jog into the kitchen to look at the stove. The timer still had seven minutes to go. I squinted at her. “Gonna be like that is it?” She burst into a bigger fit of giggles.“You were right mom, he fell for it!” She yelled.A few minutes later Chrissy walked in wearing her college sweats and a long sleeve t-shirt, grinning ear to ear.“I'd nearly forgotten that you're a gourmet chef, besides a fireman. What have you done with breakfast?” She asked.“It's in the oven. It'll just be a few more minutes. Do you have any tomato sauce?” I asked.“There's some in the pantry there I think.” She said as she topped her coffee off.I found it and opened it up, pouring some into a bowl to warm up in the microwave. She looked at me sidelong not sure what to make of what I was doing.“Okay shortcake, let's do this restaurant style, why don't we make a little assembly line here on the counter. Plates here, we need the spinach from the fridge, the bowl of sauce here, and do you have something to set the main course on?” She dug in a drawer and found a large pot holder and set it on the counter. As if on cue the timer went off. I checked in on it, and it was done. I slid it out and set it on the counter.“Mmm that smells fantastic. You found that in my fridge?” She chuckled.“The only special ingredient is imagination.” I said as I winked at Emily who smiled and nodded. “Okay, so here's how we do it, do you know what the flag of Italy looks like?” Emily shook her head no. I sighed and rolled my eyes. “What are they teaching you kids in school these days? We're going to make the plates look like the Italian flag, green, white and red. So spinach on the side, then we're going to put a slice of the quiche in the middle for the white, and then a little sauce on the side for the red. Got it?”“Yup.” She took the first plate and piled a handful of the spinach on one side while I sliced the quiche, and set a slice just on the edge of the spinach.“Okay, here's where we get all fancy.” I whispered. “We take a little sauce and we make a little pool on this side. Don't tell anybody about this trick, everybody will be doing it.” I said winking at her. Em just rolled her eyes at me, the grin never leaving her face. “Two more like this and we have breakfast!”Emily made the other plates herself and set them on the table.“A little more caffe for a me, we'll warm up Mama's, and for the signorina, the juice of one cow.” I said pouring her a glass of milk. “Finito!”Chrissy started clapping, and I took a bow, and caught Em out of the corner of my eye joining me. We sat down and began eating.“Italy tastes really good.” Em said around a mouthful. Everybody nodded as we ate.“Oh, did you tell her?” I said leaning over asking Em. She just looked at me wide-eyed. “Well the deal usually goes, the cook doesn't do the dishes.” I said winking. Em grinned and looked at her mother who in turn gave her a gimlet eye.“So that was the deal? Why wasn't I given a vote in this plan?” She said.Emily replied with a shrug. “You were asleep.” It was my turn to chuckle.“That'll teach you to sleep in.” I said. She gave me the same gimlet eye with a smile thrown in.When she finished Emily cleaned up after herself and put away the milk and the rest of the cold food without being asked. I looked at Chrissy who had a smug look on her face as she popped the last bite into her mouth.“I'm going to get my stuff ready to go to Jesse's.” Em said as she headed for the hallway.Chrissy let out a quick, authoritative, “Hey,” and raised an eyebrow at her, then looked at me and back. Em rolled her eyes just like her mother and came back.“Thank you for making breakfast…” she stumbled unsure what to call me.My eyes went wide. “Just call me Pete, and I should be thanking you for your artful assistance.”She beamed and turned and took off up the hallway. I just watched her grinning as I sipped the dregs of my coffee. Music floated down the hallway a few seconds later as I pondered just how things had unfolded since I'd gotten here. I must have been lost in thought for a few minutes.“Penny?” Chrissy asked, startling me out of my reflection.“Sorry, I was just thinking how scared I was that this whole trip was a bad idea, and how everything has gone so right. I'm still worried that something bad is going to happen to screw it up. You know, like waking up and finding that I'm dreaming this.”She ran her instep up my leg. “Don't go looking for trouble, it'll find you all by itself in time.”“So what do you have planned for me tonight?” She asked.“Oh a little dinner, maybe a show after.” I grinned. “You have something nice to wear? No jeans, reservations are for seven o'clock.” I said with a wink.“I'll see what I can manage.” She rolled her eyes.“I can't wait.” I said, the excitement in my voice coming through, bringing a smile to Chrissy's face.“What's next for you today?” She asked.“Let's see, I need to run back to my motel, pack and check out, stop by the dry cleaners, a couple errands. Most of all I want to start with a long hot shower.” I said giving her a wink.“Mmm, that last one sounds good.” Chrissy's eyes wandered to the hallway and back, and her expression changed, turning apprehensive as she crossed her arms over her chest.“What's the matter?” I said as I took her arms and uncrossed them putting them on my hips.“I don't know, it just feels weird. I feel like I've got to sneak around to have a life of my own.”I laughed at that. “If we didn't scare her last night then I think she'll be fine. You just need,” I paused and corrected myself, “We just need to be straight up honest with her. Show her that she's not being cut out of your life, but I'm joining both of yours, with any luck for a long time.”“You'd better be planning on a long time. I'm not a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of girl.”I just raised an eyebrow at her for a moment, and she turned bright red and looked down.“Okay there was that one time, but…” She began but I cut her off with a kiss.“Mom, when you come up for air can you help me find my blue sweater?” Em said as she walked into the kitchen.We both busted out laughing. “Yes dear. I am ever your willing servant.” Chrissy replied rolling her eyes up at me and gave me another quick peck.“Go get your stuff and get back here safe.” She added as she made her way down the hallway.I got dressed and got ready to leave and wandered up the hall rapping on the door jamb before peeking around the corner of the door.“I'll see you ladies in a little while.” I said smiling.“Hurry back, I want you to meet my friend Jesse when she gets here. She's really cool.”“I'll do my best.” I replied.I made it back with plenty of time. I set up an online music account on Em's laptop, and we sat at the table downloading songs by Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, some David Gilmour and Eric Clapton.“Are you turning my kid into a rock star?” Chrissy asked leaning on my shoulder, watching us select songs.I laughed. “Why not?” Em hopped up out of her chair and started playing air guitar as I hit play on Johnny B. Goode. As it wound down she dropped to the floor kicking her feet. I laughed even harder. “I think I've seen that move before.”Em got up breathing hard. “What about you, this is all guitars. Do you have any piano music?”“That I do.” I popped open the browser and found a video of one of my favorites. The song started and a rap sounded on the door, Chrissy answered it. A shuffle of people and chattering was going on and a pretty girl shot out from around Chrissy and came over to the table where we were.“Hey Jessie, this is Pete,” in an exaggerated whisper she followed up with, “he's my mom's boyfriend.” I grinned at that.“How are you Jessie?” I asked. “Think you can help with Em's studying tonight?” Her expression froze on the word study.“Relax, we're just going to listen to some music, not do algebra.” Em said, calming her friend.I stood up as the ladies approached, a woman a few years older than Chrissy walked beside her with a big smile on her face. Chrissy made the introductions and hands got shaken the big grin remained.“Alright girls, are you ready? Let's get a move on we need to stop at the store and pick up some food on the way back to the house.” Diane announced. “It's good to meet you Pete, hopefully we'll get to see more of you around here in the future.” She winked playfully.“I'll be glad to oblige.” I replied with an equal grin. Jesse helped Emmy gather up her gear and they headed for the door.Chrissy stepped back in the kitchen rolling her eyes. She stopped and looked into my eyes, and bit her lip. “Now what?”I grinned and shrugged. “What do you normally do on Saturdays?”“Clean, do laundry, run errands, the usual.” She chuckled.“Where's the vacuum?” I asked. “Four hands are better than two.”We cleaned the place up pretty quickly, with a hand reaching out to give a gentle back rub, or an occasional kiss in passing.“I might keep you around, you look damn sexy pushing a vacuum.” She smiled as we sat and polished off the left-overs from breakfast for lunch. “You cook, you clean, you rescue damsels in distress, and you're amazing in the sack. Is there anything you can't do?”“Well when your mother is Martha Stewart and your father was Superman, no.” I laughed.Chrissy smiled. “I almost wish we were staying in tonight, Clark junior.”“With the depleted state of your fridge, we'll likely be eating bread and water.” I replied.“Damn that's another thing we need to do.”“Was that the towels in the dryer? They should be fine, let's go do it now. Do you have a list?”Chrissy shook her head and peeked into the freezer for a minute, then opened the pantry cupboard. “Was that all the eggs?”“Yup, and don't forget the OJ.”We wandered through the store and I watched as Chrissy filled in the cart I had.“Do you do anything special on Sundays? You know, family dinner or anything like that?” I asked.“No not really. Sometimes I'll make something big that we can eat for a few days in leftovers. Why?”I just shrugged and smiled. As we picked out the groceries, I picked out a few things, made an occasional inquiry as to what Em and she liked to eat. A few more things got added to the cart and she gave me a shrewd look.“What are you planning?” She asked with a sly smile.I shrugged and smiled again. “Something going along with the theme. When do you think Em will be home.”We finished the shopping, and after a little head-butting I slid my card and paid for the groceries.“You're saving me a hotel and eating out, it's the least I can do.” I argued and gave her back her little scowl. “Besides, you're so cute when you're angry.” I prepared to duck but all I got was a raised eyebrow. We got everything into the house and unpacked, Chrissy turned and leaned on the counter, blowing a loose strand of hair out of her face.“I hope I can keep awake during our date. What are we doing tonight?”“Dinner for one, but that's a given, I need you to build up your strength.” I winked. “The rest is a closely guarded secret.”.“I got it, no jeans or sneakers.” She looked up at the clock. “Where are we going?” She sounded piqued. I just chuckled.“Well, we do have about an hour drive to get there, so we should be ready before 6.”She just looked at me wide-eyed for a moment and swiveled her head to look at the clock. “Crap, I'd better get a move on. It's not as easy for us girls to get ready as you guys. It takes time for us to be presentable.”I smiled. “The only thing you need to do is change.”“No jeans.” She parroted with me, making us both laugh. She leaned in for a kiss. “I get the shower first.” She got up and sashayed into the other room.“Damn, the only thing sexier than you in jeans, is you out of jeans.” I called out.She came back in a long pink fuzzy robe a few moments later. “The same could be said for you.” She leaned down and kissed me again. I took the liberty of slipping a hand up her leg, noting she was shower ready.“You sure you don't want to conserve water and shower together?” I said smiling.“If you join me, you may want to cancel the reservations now.” She winked.“I guess I'll just have to restrain myself then.” I sighed, then frowned.“Aww! You look like you lost your puppy.” She said with a laugh.I gave her a light pat on the rump. “You'd better get in there before I lose my mind and take you right here.”“Promises, promises.” She said with a wink.I had been relegated to using Em's room to get ready, Chrissy didn't want me to see her getting ready, she wanted to make an entrance. She made her way from bath to bedroom, singing a song under her breath, pausing to smile at me as she passed, and continuing her song. “So, lets get it over and just get naked, With sweat drippin' down your little back.” I recognized the song, she sang it when we were in Maine at the beach house, the lyrics were definitely not something you'd hear on the radio.I got my chance at the shower, the floral and fruity smell of soap and shampoo hung heavily in the humid air. I took a deep breath of it and closed my eyes a fleeting thought of kissing her neck, the scent of her intoxicating like a tropical flower. I finished and went across the hall and began dressing, keeping an eye to each detail as I donned the dark gray suit. The tailor at the shop that helped measure me told something I had no idea of, “a well-tailored suit is to women what lingerie is to a man.” I had to trust her. She was a woman, after all. I finished up getting the tie dimpled properly and setting the pocket square how she'd shown me. I remember something she said when she was kitting me out. “She must be a very special lady.” I responded that, “she is a very special lady,” with a smirk. I made my way out to the kitchen laying my overcoat across the back of one of the chairs and checked to make sure I had everything I needed. Spinning my wrist to check my watch, we had a few minutes before we needed to leave.“Do you need a hand in there? I could call in the Army or something.” I hollered.“Oh hush! I'll be right out!” She answered through the door. A few more minutes passed before I heard the door open, only darkness beyond. “Prepare yourself, I hope you're not disappointed.”“Oh stop…” I began as she walked into the kitchen light. She stopped tilting a hip, bringing one knee in front of the other like a runway model. She glowed in the dim light, her hair long, tucked back on one side with a silver barrette. Her eyes boring into me watching my every movement as I took her in. She wore a short sweater dress in wide gray and black stripes with knee high gray suede boots. Naturally tall, she was tall or taller than I was as my eyes slowly climbed back up to her face. The hint of a smile appeared as I took her all in.“Speechless, huh, that bad?”I cleared my throat quickly. “No, no! You look stunning.” I said with complete honesty.“You look pretty handsome yourself.” She responded, her voice husky as she looked me up and down.“The tailor was right.” I thought with a smirk. The twinkle in Chrissy's eye was causing my heart to melt a bit.“Do you have a coat?” I asked, and she took one from the hall closet. I held my hand out for it and she smiled as I opened it for her to slip on.“Such a gentleman.”“I'll do my best.” I replied grinning as I took my coat and we left.We made our way north to the city. I ignored her gentle prods to find out where we were going. She reached over and took my free hand while I drove. She didn't grip it tightly, but ran her fingertips along the seams of my palm, her thumb rubbing lazy circles across the back. She was quiet, but I could feel the hum of anticipation. I only hoped things didn't fall short of her expectations.I pulled up in front of the restaurant and a valet came around opened Chrissy's door as mine opened at the hand of another. He walked her around the front of the Jeep and handed her over to me with a big smile. We walked towards the door slowly.“Are you nuts?” She said under her voice. “This is going to cost a fortune.”“Don't worry,” I replied, “haven't you ever heard of dine and ditch?” I said chuckling. “I'm not saying we're going to do this every Saturday, but you only live once. So let's relax and enjoy tonight.” We stepped inside the lavish foyer where the host welcomed us. I gave him my name and he smiled checking off a list and asked if we'd like to check our coats before we were seated. I took Chrissy's before

The Daily Gardener
June 8, 2022 John Evelyn, Sophia of Hanover, Peonies, Sara Paretsky, Take It Outside by Mel Brasier, Garrett Magee, and James DeSantis, and Martha Stewart

The Daily Gardener

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 21:02 Very Popular


Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Support The Daily Gardener Buy Me A Coffee    Connect for FREE! The Friday Newsletter |  Daily Gardener Community   Historical Events   1698 On this day, the English writer, landowner, gardener, courtier, and diarist, John Evelyn, went to Deptford to "see how miserably the Czar... left my house after three months [of] making it his Court." Keep in mind John's appreciation for the amount of work a garden requires as I tell you this little story about him. In 1698, John Evelyn had owned his estate for 40 years. Everyone who knew it said it was magnificent - both inside and out. It was decorated to the nines. Of all he had accomplished, John's garden was his pride and joy. That year, the Russian Czar, Peter the Great, brought an entourage of 200 people to England to visit William III. In a gesture of hospitality, William volunteered John Evelyn's home to host the Czar and his people during their visit. John and his wife graciously moved out to give the Czar his privacy. But it wasn't long before John's servants began sending urgent messages begging him to return. And when John returned home, he walked into a nightmare. The whole estate had been trashed. Priceless paintings had served as dartboards. His floors were ruined, windows were smashed; even the garden was destroyed. The servants told how the 6'8 Czar had played a game with his friends where they put him in one of John's wheelbarrows and then raced him through the garden beds, crashing into walls, trees, and hedges. It must have been a scene akin to the movie Animal House. Clearly, the Czar had shown a complete disregard for the sanctity of John's garden. As gardeners, we can imagine how John must have felt. For twenty years, John had nursed along a hedge of holly that had turned into a glorious living wall. John, who was an expert on trees, was particularly proud of that hedge, and he wrote, Is there under heaven a more glorious and refreshing object of the kind than an impregnable hedge of about 480 feet length, 9 feet high, and 5 feet in diameter Sadly the hedge was also ruined by the Czar. And even the hardscapes were no match for the Czar's party, and part of a stone wall surrounding the garden was toppled over. John immediately sent word to the king about what had happened, and arrangements were made straight away to move the Czar to other lodgings. King William made arrangements to have the Evelyn home fully restored - the house needed to be gutted and rebuilt from the floors up. John Evelyn was 78 years old when this happened to him. I'm sure there was no amount of restitution that could restore the years of love he had spent in his garden. He lived for another eight years before dying in 1706. Today John is remembered for his detailed diary that he kept for 66 years. As a passionate gardener, many of his entries pertain to plants, landscaping, and related garden topics. John believed that gardening was a year-long endeavor and that the experience of gardening provided immeasurable benefits. John wrote, The gardener's work is never at an end, it begins with the year and continues to the next.  Gardening is a labor full of tranquility and satisfaction; natural and instructive, and [aids the] most serious contemplation, experience, health, and longevity.   1714 Death of Sophia of Hanover, the Electress of Hanover. She died at 83. Sophia was next in line to become the Queen of England, but she never got the chance. She was strolling through her magnificent garden in Hanover, Germany, when she was caught in a rainstorm, and after she rushed to find shelter, she collapsed and died of heart failure. Today a sculpture memorial of Electress Sophia stands on the southern edge of the garden. In 1714, after Sophia died on June 8th, her cousin, Queen Anne, died just two months later at the beginning of August. And that is how Sophia's eldest son was able to claim the British throne as George I. Today, both Sophia and her son, George I, are buried in the very garden she ran out of over three centuries ago. Incidentally, George I became the last British monarch to be buried outside Britain. And while it is unfortunate that Sophia got caught in the rain, there's no doubt that the beautiful grounds she had installed at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover brought her great joy. Sophia once said, The garden is my life. A patron of the arts, Sophia commissioned Herrenhausen Palace and the surrounding gardens, which remain the greatest treasure in all of Hanover. As one of the most important historical gardens in Europe, Herrenhausen Gardens is one of the few baroque gardens remaining in Europe. And the garden remains true to its original design and comprises four separate gardens that feature over 60,000 blooming flowers and 1,000 containers. The baroque garden, also called the big garden, is home to thirty-two magnificent statues made of sandstone. The sculptures represent the four continents, the four seasons, the four elements, and the gods of the ancient world. A statue of Juno standing next to a swan is particularly stunning. Herrenhausen also encompasses Georgengarten, a beautiful English-style park, and Berggarten, a botanic garden featuring orchids and cactus.  In 2020, Ronald Clark, Director of Herrenhausen Gardens in Hannover, presented Garden Thinking and Garden Behavior. Garden Thinking was defined as, Tending a garden in the long term in such a way that it yields produce in harmony with nature. The eternal cycle of growing, thriving, and decaying can only work if I take care of the soil and plants. And Garden Behavior was described as, Garden thinking put into action. Let us start small and look at a private garden. Which plants do we find there? Are there any at all? Many gardens reflect well how we deal with our surroundings. A few decades ago, it was the three R's (Rasen, Rosen, Rhododendron = lawn, roses, rhododendron), today's fashion are gravel gardens. Again let's start small and look just past our patio door. Is gardening really labor?  Of course... a garden takes time, but no generation before us has had this much leisure time, and caring for a garden is one of the most meaningful and fulfilling opportunities for leisure activities.   1908 On this day, a review of the Peterson Nursery in Chicago offered an update on their annual peony week. ...About 8,000 [peonies were] cut on June 8.  The next day there was a grand display of all the fine kinds for which Wm. Peterson is justly famed.  That beautiful variety, Golden Harvest, is well known as one of the most constant and excellent varieties and an English firm [bred] Duchess of Somerset, [which is] supposed to be an improvement on it.  ...Trials cost a lot of money and trouble, but... it eventually pays [as] is evident by the class of orders Mr. Peterson is now receiving. Perhaps the finest sight of all the varieties at the time of our call was... the good old Festiva Maxima, (with its snowy white flowers with red flecks) consisting of 500 fine five-year-old plants, every one covered with flowers. For sereral days [before our visit] about 1,500 flowers per day had been cut from this lot of plants, but they were still very fine.  Another grand thing from landscape or border point of view is Gloria. The flowers are pink and very beautiful, but they do not all come double.   Peonies are a beloved flower. They are the national flower of China, where they are native and where they are called sho-yu, which means most beautiful. There are two main types of peonies: tree peonies and herbaceous peonies. Tree peonies are deciduous shrubs that can have huge colorful dinner-plate-sized blossoms. Herbaceous peonies die back every winter and return every spring. Herbaceous peonies make the gorgeous cut flowers we all know and love, and the blowsy blooms come in shades of white, pink, coral, and crimson. The largest peony cut flower operation is in Holland, which sells 50 million peonies annually. The most popular variety by far is "Sarah Bernhardt," which accounts for 20 million stems. The ruffly pink-petaled Sarah Bernhardt peony with emerald green foliage was bred by the French plant breeder Victor Lemoine. The Sarah B peony debuted in 1906, and Victor named the peony in honor of the famous French stage actress.  And don't forget two crucial herbaceous peony planting tips for flourishing blossoms: plant them in full sun and plant them high. If you bury the peony crown too deeply, it will not flower. Finally, don't forget that those pretty peony petals are edible. You can impress your guests and children by elevating a humble salad with peony petals or using crystallized petals to dress up baked goods like cupcakes or a basic sheet cake.   1947 Birth of Sara Paretsky, American mystery writer. In her book Fallout, Sarah's character Doris imagines heaven as a garden in this excerpt: Doris thought life was like a high-speed train where you kept leaving friends and brothers and lovers at stations along the route. Maybe when you died, you walked back down the tracks until you met each of the people you'd lost. You collected them all, brother Logan, mother, father, Lucinda, and you got to find a quiet garden where you sat and watched the sun go down, the huge red-gold Kansas sun sinking behind the waves of wheat, while you sipped a little bit of a martini that your beloved had mixed for you.     Grow That Garden Library™ Book Recommendation Take It Outside by Mel Brasier, Garrett Magee, and James DeSantis This book came out in 2021, and the subtitle is A Guide to Designing Beautiful Spaces Just Beyond Your Door. Mel, Garrett, and James are the hosts of Bravo's Backyard Envy. They have been called the "plantfluencers" by the New York Times, and they also own the Manscapers landscaping company. Their main differentiator is viewing outdoor spaces the way interior designers evaluate rooms. And in this book, Mel, Garrett, and James take you step-by-step through their process of transforming outdoor spaces -  no matter the size.  In the introduction, they write, The three of us came to the landscape business with backgrounds in design, not degrees in horticulture: Mel and James are interiors experts, and Garrett trained as a graphic designer. Together, we decided to pool our talents and take our collective skill set outside. We learned to transform city lots into lush hideaways, tiny terraces into chic outdoor lounges, and suburban yards into anything-but-cookie-cutter retreats. Along the way, we realized that no matter the size, location, or budget of any outdoor location, the makeover process is pretty much the same. Rather than be put off by the unpredictability of garden design, we fell in love with its ever-changing nature. Today we are constantly inspired by the prospect of working outside, where every project mirrors the seasons and offers the promise of transformation and progress. Nothing is stagnant outside. Time and again, we're faced with many of the same landscape design conundrums, but we're always up to the challenge of solving them. With this book, we're stoked to share our tried-and-true tricks and solutions with anyone who wants to design and build their own outdoor oasis. Whether you are a seasoned or brand-new gardener, a semiskilled DIYer, or someone who just wants to turn things over to the pros, we'll help unpack the process for you. Now, let's take this outside and get started!   This book is 272 pages of planning outdoor spaces worthy of an episode of Backyard Envy - and the authors are quick to point out that, There's no "one size fits all" approach to landscape design. You don't have to become a gardening expert (you don't even have to love flowers!). You just need to understand a few basic landscaping principles and how to apply them to the space you're working with. We've streamlined the process into manageable steps that can work in any area. Feel free to follow each step or cherry-pick them as you please-whatever works for you. Remember: the goal is to experience your home in a different way-from the outside in. You can get a copy of Take It Outside by Mel Brasier, Garrett Magee, and James DeSantis and support the show using the Amazon link in today's show notes for around $16.   Botanic Spark 2009 On this day, Martha Stewart's peonies bloomed. In her book, Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations (2011), Martha wrote, For the last few years, I have had a "peony party," scheduling the date to coincide with what I thought would be the apex of the blooming of the hundreds of peony plants. Unfortunately, global warming has played havoc with such "schedules" and it is now almost impossible to judge accurately when a plant is going to bloom. Two years ago the peonies bloomed on June 8. One year ago, they bloomed on May 28. This past year they bloomed closer to May 20. I am now trying to find more varieties with longer blooming periods, and more with early, midseason, and late-blooming properties.   Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener And remember: For a happy, healthy life, garden every day.

Warrior vs Zombie Podcast
Warrior vs Zombie Episode 78 with Darin Adams

Warrior vs Zombie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 44:48


Darin Adams – is an Awesome Warrior. His warrior journey of over 35 years includes TV cameras and news scripts. As an award-winning broadcaster he's done just about everything when it comes to TV. As a lifestyle host, he tracked down celebrities like Martha Stewart and Pat Sajak. As a sports anchor, he has tried his hand at rodeo riding on a runaway horse. As a weather anchor, he drew pictures of animals in the satellite clouds. As a morning feature reporter, he has eaten crickets and had liposuction performed on him while talking on camera. Darin has worked in Kentucky, Montana, Massachusetts, Idaho and currently lives in Utah with his wonderful wife and four children as a communication and marketing expert who has coached thousands of businesses on how to build connections with their audiences.Join our #BeeKonnected Group for access to all resources and future Live Events https://bkvisionwarrior.com/Warrior

Hear us Roar
142: Julia Brewer Daily- Author of No Names To Be Given

Hear us Roar

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 25:54


Julia Daily's debut novel had its seeds in the author's personal search over forty years ago for her birth mother, a time before DNA tests and genealogical records were available online. Her tale of three disparate women, meeting at a maternity home hospital in New Orleans, has resonated with adoptees like herself, with its message of joy, hope, and renewal. We also discuss Julia's podcast, aptly named “Authors over 50” where she interviews older debut writers, celebrating the creativity of people in the latter third of their life.    Julia Brewer Daily is a Texan with a southern accent. She holds a B.S. in English and a M.S. degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been a Communications Adjunct Professor at Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi, and Public Relations Director of the Mississippi Department of Education and Millsaps College, a liberal arts college in Jackson, MS as well as the founding director of the Greater Belhaven Market, a producers' only market in a historic neighborhood in Jackson, and even shadowed Martha Stewart. And as the Executive Director of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi (300 artisans from 19 states) which operates the Mississippi Craft Center, she wrote their stories to introduce them to the public. She is a member of the Writers' League of Texas, the Women Fiction Writers' Association, The Official Pulpwood Queens Book Club, Writing the West, and the Women's National Book Association. A lifelong southerner, she now resides on a ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas, with her husband Emmerson and Labrador retrievers, Memphis Belle and Texas Star. To learn more about Julia, click here.  

Venture Unlocked: The playbook for venture capital managers.
Jessica Peltz-Zatulove and Kate Beardsley on closing an oversubscribed $52MM Fund I, the difference between family offices and institutions, secondaries as a foundation of portfolio management

Venture Unlocked: The playbook for venture capital managers.

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 50:38


Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued evolution of the VC landscape.Today we’re thrilled to bring you our conversation with Jessica Peltz-Zatulove and Kate Beardsley, co-founders of Hannah Grey VC. Backed by firms such as Twitter, JP Morgan, Screendoor, Insight Partners, etc. the firm recently announced it’s oversubscribed $52MM seed fund and (13 investments made to date). Jessica and Kate have backgrounds in entrepreneurship, branding, and strategy, and bring their wealth of experiences to this week’s episode.About Jessica Peltz-Zatulove:Jessica Peltz-Zatulove is a Founding Partner at Hannah Grey.Prior to founding Hannah Grey, Jessica was Senior Managing Partner at MDC Ventures, leading investments in companies including Netomi, Gradient.io (acquired by Criteo), Veritonic, Indicative (acquired by mParticle), Catch & Release, Perksy, and Mezzobit (acquired by OpenX). Before she was a VC, Jessica specialized in connecting marketers with tech at innovation consultancy Evol8tion and at Zenith Media.Jessica also leads a NYC’s Women in VC group and created the Global directory for Women in VC, which now includes 3,800+ women investors spanning 2,400+ venture funds across 200+ cities and 60+ countries.About Kate Beardsley:Kate started her career as director of special projects for Martha Stewart Living, reporting directly to Martha Stewart. She went on to become Chief of Staff to Ken Lerer at the Huffington Post, and joined him to co-found Lerer Hippeau, a NYC-based fund focused on early-stage companies.In 2014, Kate joined Upslope Ventures as Managing Partner which took her from NYC to Denver. She is active with the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association and the Rockies Venture Club.Episode Summary:01:26 Why did they start Hannah Grey, and what were the key components they knew were necessary for them?08:21 What exactly is their product outside of capital? 13:36 Thinking through LP discovery and composition20:11 Learnings from raising a fund, including the difference between raising from institutional investors and non-institutional investors30:51 What internal KPI’s they track for the firm 35:26 The future of service-oriented venture38:44 The ‘Hannah Grey’ Experience when supporting founders. 43:25 Recommendations for emerging managers46:46 Cultivating a community of female investorsMentioned in this episodeHannah GreyI’d love to know what you took away from this conversation with Jessica and Kate. Follow me @SamirKaji and give me your insights and questions with the hashtag #ventureunlocked. If you’d like to be considered as a guest or have someone you’d like to hear from (GP or LP), drop me a direct message on Twitter.Podcast Production support provided by Agent Bee Agency This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit ventureunlocked.substack.com

Wedding Confessionals
Episode 127: More Confessional Follow Ups!

Wedding Confessionals

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 37:43


We're back with more confessional follow ups!   -- BOOK GIVEAWAY! Click here to leave us a new 5-Star review on Apple Podcast, and you will have a chance to win a copy of the fun wedding-related beach read, Without A Hitch!   -- BRIDAL BREAK: Blackberry Mint Julep: A grown up slushy, created by Martha Stewart. Celebrity Memoir Book Club: A podcast dedicated to all the autobiographies written by celebrities. Hosted by Claire Parker and Ashley Hamilton.  How Do I Un-Remember This? (Unfortunately True Stories): Danny Pellegrino's book (and audio book) are a look at his love of pop culture, the things he's overcome in life, and multiple wedding stories! Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local book store.   -- TELL US YOUR SECRET! Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama?  Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com Call us: 434-933-2663 Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed! We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!   -- WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS: www.weddingconfessionals.com Instagram Facebook Twitter TikTok Pinterest   -- Logo by David Kantrowitz Theme song by Andy Schrier

The You Project
#821 Ethical Condoms - Jeremy Meltzer

The You Project

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 63:25


Jeremy Meltzer is a socially and environmentally conscious entrepreneur and he is the Founder of i=Change (the world's first cause-marketing platform and Australia's fastest-growing social enterprise tech start-up). Through i=Change, Jeremy has created an amazing model where companies (lots of them), donate one dollar for every online sale (without marking up their products) and the best bit is, the customer gets to decide where (which charity or cause) that money will go. Among others things, we discussed empathy and kindness in business, career vs. purpose, our growing disconnection from both nature and other humans, an amazing bloke called Dr. Barry (great story), ethical condoms (ergo, the title), being on the telly with Martha Stewart, life-shaping moments (we all have them) and lots more. I really enjoyed meeting Jeremy.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

We Need 2 Talk
Top Gun and Tag Sales

We Need 2 Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 42:02


This Week We Need 2 Talk Top Gun Maverick, Tag Sales, Ray Liotta, This is Us, Ozark, Grace & Frankie, The Flight Attendant, The Time Travelers Wife, Martha Stewart, Survivor, Lincoln Lawyer, Abbott Elementary and SO MUCH MORE 

Trick or Treat Radio
TorTR #513 - The Age of Ignorance

Trick or Treat Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 150:55


During the bright American summer, a group of podcast hosts reveal their dark and controversial takes on popular culture. While exploring their newfound voice, their innocent discussions take a dark turn and strange things begin to happen. On Episode 513 of Trick or Treat Radio we discuss The Innocents, a Norwegian thriller from director Eskil Vogt! We also find out who has a steaming hot take on a very popular property, we have the semi-reoccuring conversation about Jon Cryer's best film roles, and we find out what New Mutants through a Stephen King lens would look like! So grab your favorite English Muffin, fill those nooks and crannies, practice your newfound superhuman abilities, and strap on for the world's most dangerous podcast!Stuff we talk about: RIP Ray Liotta, Gene Wilder, Gene Hackman, the REAL Lex Luthor, Mule Kick to the Taint, Michael Rosenbaum, Lenny Luthor, Jon Cryer, Martha Stewart is Getting Out, Dudes, Amy Heckerling, Penelope Spheeris, Gangrel T-Shirt, Police Navidad, embracing your inner heel, Ivan Drago, Baby Creed, Stone Cold Steve Austin, banned in Germany, Apt Pupil, Scott Bakula, The Pringles to the Prequel, set phasers to stun, beards make you look older, Just for Men, Ra's al Ghul, Captain America is from Brazil, Kenobi, Star Wars Celebration, Val Kilmer, Andor, The Adventures of Mo Mosa, The Mandalorian, Jude Law, Skeleton Crew, Ponda Baba, nooks and crannies, Rough House Publishing, Derek Rook, IFC Midnight, The Innocents, Eskil Vogt, norwegian horror, New Mutants through a Stephen King lens, at what age were you when you made your worst decisions?, the freedom we had as children, telekinesis, empath abilities, Ian Ziering, organic dialogue, Noomi Rapace, You Won't Be Alone, Goran Stolevski, Jack Sparrow hand motions, Boba Fede Alvarez, Gwen Stefani, Sugar Ray, and Crusting the Uncrustable.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trickortreatradioJoin our Discord Community: discord.trickortreatradio.comSend Email/Voicemail: mailto:podcast@trickortreatradio.comVisit our website: http://trickortreatradio.comStart your own podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=386Use our Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2CTdZzKFB Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/trickortreatradioTwitter: http://twitter.com/TrickTreatRadioFacebook: http://facebook.com/TrickOrTreatRadioYouTube: http://youtube.com/TrickOrTreatRadioInstagram: http://instagram.com/TrickorTreatRadioSupport the show

Tax Free Living
How Martha Stewart Went to Prison For Tax Evasion!

Tax Free Living

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 8:58


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Impaulsive with Logan Paul
E327 Snoop Dogg's Last Moments With 2Pac & Kobe, Betting On Jake Paul

Impaulsive with Logan Paul

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 55:44 Very Popular


Legendary rapper & multi-media mogul, Snoop Dogg, joins the boys to discuss final moments with 2Pac & Kobe, walking in on a naked Katy Perry, why Lebron isn't the GOAT, betting millions on Jake Paul, buying Death Row Records, turning down $2mil from Michael Jordan, famous friendships (Kevin Hart, Martha Stewart, Elon Musk), fighting Wiz Khalifa & more…   Get the newest MAV™️ drop here ► https://maverickclothing.com SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST ► https://www.youtube.com/impaulsive   Watch Previous (Logan Paul Fires Co-Host, Loses Millions On NFTs (Shocking)) ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYjHTqBHhB0 ADD US ON: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/impaulsiveshow/   Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 3:26 Veecon & Night Clubs 6:08 Amber Heard Trending 8:38 Welcome Snoop Dogg! 10:28 Betting On Jake Paul 12:55 Prince's House & Crypto Dip 17:34 Gary Vee Kisses Snoop Dogg! 20:19 Kendrick Lamar 21:40 LeBron James GOAT? 23:32 Buying Death Row Records 27:12 Shaq 29:24 Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson & Larry Bird 31:57 Kobe Bryant Story 33:30 2Pac's Final Moments 39:46 Elon Musk Is Awkward 42:18 Kevin Hart 43:13 Martha Stewart Relationship 47:59 Wiz Khalifa Fight? 50:15 Walking In On Katy Perry   ***PLEASE NOTE*** Impaulsive is a significant break from the typical content viewers have come to expect from the vlog channel & we could not be more proud and excited to watch this unfold and grow. Please be advised that we will be exploring a wide variety of topics (some adult-themed) and our younger viewers (and their parents) should be advised that some topics will be for mature audiences only. ⚠ WARNING ⚠ Please be warned; under no circumstances should any activities, stunts, or pranks in our content be replicated or attempted in any capacity by any of our viewers. All activities, stunts, and pranks are performed by trained professionals in a controlled environment and are for entertainment purposes only. Again, do not replicate anything you see in our content at home! All cannabis-related content is strictly for educational and entertainment purposes ONLY. Most Importantly, we do not condone or encourage anyone to experiment with Cannabis without first consulting your physician and making absolutely sure you obey the applicable laws where you live. ⚠NO FINANCIAL ADVICE / DISCLAIMER⚠ The Information discussed and shared on impaulsive is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, or success for any particular purpose. The Information contained in or provided from or through this podcast is not intended to be and does not constitute financial advice, investment advice, trading advice, or any other advice. The Information on this podcast and provided from or through our content is general in nature and is not specific to you the user or anyone else. You should not make any decision, financial, investment, trading or otherwise, based on any of the information presented on this podcast without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with a professional, professional broker or financial advisory. Understand that you are using any and all Information available on or through this website at your own risk. RISK STATEMENT– The trading of Bitcoins, alternative cryptocurrencies, NFTs, etc. has potential rewards, and it also has potential risks involved. Trading may not be suitable for all people. Anyone wishing to invest should seek his or her own independent financial or professional advice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

AIRCHECK
S4 E21: Brian Kelsey Pt 4 (On-Camera Host - Cinematographer/Producer - Voice Over Actor)

AIRCHECK

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 18:58


Brian Kelsey is a full-time voice-over artist. For the past 20 years, you've heard Brian's voice on CNN, MSNBC, The Howard Stern Show, MTV, VH-1, NBC, CBS, HGTV and so many others. In addition, Brian voices countless radio stations across the county, and a wide variety of commercials.  Radio imaging, an audio book, a documentary, cartoon characters or 'movie trailer', know that Brian may be the voice on the microphone. Brian started as a radio host and voice actor, working in New York City radio on legendary stations such as Q-104.3/WAXQ-FM and 92.3 K-ROCK/WXRK-FM. It was at K-ROCK where Brian met Howard Stern and began working for him as a writer, producer and as the 'voice' of the Howard Stern Show. After years of voice-over's and creating ridiculous bits for Howard, the opportunity to work for Martha Stewart presented itself. Brian became the host of a 4 hour live talk show on Martha Stewart Living Radio, nationwide 5 days a week. During this time he started doing appearances on Martha's TV show demonstrating DIY projects. As a licensed contractor with extensive knowledge in this space the visibility led to appearances on The Today Show, HGTV, FOX, and eventually landed Brian a short run home renovation television show on NBC called 'Kelsey On The House'. All along the way he played the role of editor, cinematographer, producer and continued in the voice overs industry. Brian also started a YouTube channel centered around media & tv/podcast production. This led to building a ridiculous television talk show set in his garage and ultimately seeing who is brave enough to stop by.Part 4 of 4, has Brian telling us about his mentors on the Radio and in Radio Imaging. He reveals some other project on which he has lent his voice. We also find out if he's been successful getting Howard Stern on his new TV show. And who else he may have his sights on to appear as he continues to build the momentum of 10 Minutes With Brian Kelsey.You can download or stream every episode of AIRCHECK from Apple Podcasts,  Spotify, and Google Podcasts.  You  can also ask your Smart Speaker to “Play Aircheck Podcast”.If you're a radio vet with a story to tell we want to hear from you.Email us at Aircheckme@gmail.comFollow us on Facebook:  facebook.com/aircheckmeTell us what you think and your favorite episode!

AIRCHECK
S4 E20: Brian Kelsey Pt 3 (On-Camera Host - Cinematographer/Producer - Voice Over Actor)

AIRCHECK

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 25:58


Brian Kelsey is a full-time voice-over artist. For the past 20 years, you've heard Brian's voice on CNN, MSNBC, The Howard Stern Show, MTV, VH-1, NBC, CBS, HGTV and so many others. In addition, Brian voices countless radio stations across the county, and a wide variety of commercials.  Radio imaging, an audio book, a documentary, cartoon characters or 'movie trailer', know that Brian may be the voice on the microphone. Brian started as a radio host and voice actor, working in New York City radio on legendary stations such as Q-104.3/WAXQ-FM and 92.3 K-ROCK/WXRK-FM. It was at K-ROCK where Brian met Howard Stern and began working for him as a writer, producer and as the 'voice' of the Howard Stern Show. After years of voice-over's and creating ridiculous bits for Howard, the opportunity to work for Martha Stewart presented itself. Brian became the host of a 4 hour live talk show on Martha Stewart Living Radio, nationwide 5 days a week. During this time he started doing appearances on Martha's TV show demonstrating DIY projects. As a licensed contractor with extensive knowledge in this space the visibility led to appearances on The Today Show, HGTV, FOX, and eventually landed Brian a short run home renovation television show on NBC called 'Kelsey On The House'. All along the way he played the role of editor, cinematographer, producer and continued in the voice overs industry. Brian also started a YouTube channel centered around media & tv/podcast production. This led to building a ridiculous television talk show set in his garage and ultimately seeing who is brave enough to stop by.Part 3 of 4 has Brian revealing his love for one WKRP in Cincinnati character that did it for him. Brian also takes us to when he first started in Radio back in 1992, and how he joined two legendary New York City radio stations at points of format changes, just three years apart from each other. You can download or stream every episode of AIRCHECK from Apple Podcasts,  Spotify, and Google Podcasts.  You  can also ask your Smart Speaker to “Play Aircheck Podcast”.If you're a radio vet with a story to tell we want to hear from you.Email us at Aircheckme@gmail.comFollow us on Facebook:  facebook.com/aircheckmeTell us what you think and your favorite episode!

The One Away Show
Dr. Diane Hamilton: One Professor Away from Curiosity

The One Away Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 45:32


Dr. Diane Hamilton is the Founder and CEO of Tonerra, a consulting and media-based business, as well as the former MBA Program Chair at the Forbes School of Business. She has authored multiple books, including Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential, and The Power of Perception: Eliminating Boundaries to Create Successful Global Leaders. She is the creator of the Curiosity Code Index® and the Perception Power Index, assessments that help leaders understand their blinders in perception and curiosity. Thinkers50 Radar chose Diane as one of the top minds in management and leadership. She was named to Global Leaders Today's list of top leaders alongside Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Sheryl Sandberg, and LeadersHum included her on their list of 200 Biggest Voices in Leadership and in the Top 10 Most Powerful Women Leaders in HR. Diane is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and nationally syndicated radio host who has shared the stage with top speakers including Marshall Goldsmith, Brene Brown, and Martha Stewart. She has been featured on Forbes, INC, Harvard Business Review, First for Women, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, among many other notable media outlets. Diane is an experienced leader, serving on multiple BOAs including Docusign, Global Mentoring Network, TED Wall Street, and LeaderKid Academy. Her experience on boards included working alongside top CEOs from Adobe, McDonald's, General Motors, NASA, North Face, Salesforce, United Airlines, Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary, and many other top brands. Diane has a history of award-winning performance and is a seasoned professional within education, software, banking, real estate, and pharmaceuticals. Read the show notes here: https://bwmissions.com/one-away-podcast/

Disruptive CEO Nation
Episode 145 Kate Westad, Founder, Palette by Pak

Disruptive CEO Nation

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 26:49


Show Notes Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers Episode 145 Kate Westad, Founder, Palette by Pak Kate Westad is the inventor and founder of Palette by pak, a refillable, reusable, sustainable beauty system.  While packing for a trip after a long day at the office, she realized that there had to be a better way to bring, store, and reuse the many goops, glops & glam™️ she was taking with her on her vacation.  As an attorney by trade, Kate began the research process and soon learned that the beauty industry was fueling its sustainability crisis. With statistics including the ones below, Kate knew she had to change the beauty industry from disposable to sustainable.  She's a Forbes Next 1000 honoree, has been featured in Glossy, Martha Stewart, Travel + Leisure, Women's Health, Glamour, and more. In our conversation, Kate explains: Her packaging and inventory management with her products. The steps she took when inventing her product and creating her brand. How Kate balances her work life and home life as an entrepreneur. The tips and tricks Kate has created in order to keep organized and build her company. Be sure to check out Kate's social links listed below.  Enjoy the show! Connect with Kate Westad: Website: https://palettebypak.com/pages/contact LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katewestad/   Connect with Allison: Website: allisonksummers.com  #tech #SAAS # business #designthinking #AI #creativesociety #teambuilding #CEO #startup #startupstory #founder #futureofwork  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices