Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 62: Growing Up in a Conservative Evangelical Community with Special Guest Staci Humphrey

On this week’s episode of the podcast, Tracey and I are talking to special guest, Staci Humphrey, about her experience growing up in a Conservative Evangelical community in rural southeastern Washington. We talk about her journey away from this community as a teenager and adult, and how the experiences of her childhood continue to impact her worldview today, especially as …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 61: Women, Alcohol, & the Glamorization of Drinking

This week’s episode has the potential to ruffle some feathers. Because Tracey and I are talking about the glamorization of drinking in our current cultural climate and the potentially negative effects of this kind of marketing. Specifically, Tracey and I are asking the question:  Is our society currently normalizing alcoholism for women, especially moms? Deep breaths before this one, friends. …

On Social Media, Dopamine, & Why It’s Okay to Quietly Succeed

A couple of weeks ago, I read an article in the New York Times about a 96 year old woman, Sylvia Bloom, who died with a small fortune in the bank, most of which she donated to a charity in New York City providing educational opportunities to underprivileged kids. First:  Slow clap for the badassery it took Sylvia to toil …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 57:  Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics & How to Recognize When You’re Playing Victim, Rescuer, or Persecutor

Drama Triangle

How do you recognize your role in an unhealthy relationship dynamic? This is the question Tracey and I are asking on this week’s episode of Curious and Curiouser. Using the framework of the drama triangle — a social model originally conceived by Psychologist Stephen Karpman — Tracey and I talk about how to recognize when you’re falling into an unhealthy …

Everything Is In Flux (or, On Adulting, Impermanence, & Accelerated Greying)

“We are bathing in mystery and confusion on many subjects, and I think that will always be our destiny. The universe will always be much richer than our ability to understand it.” ~Carl Sagan Yesterday, I woke up with three new moles on my abdomen and about eighteen new grey hairs. Ok, so I didn’t actually count the moles or …