On this week’s episode, we talk imposter syndrome. Self-doubt is the thief of destiny and being unsure of yourself and your value can rob you of opportunities to advance in life and career. Ashley and Marcy share personal stories of battling imposter syndrome, what we do to combat it and give advice on how you can avoid letting self-doubt take over.
On this week’s episode, we talk timing. We all have deep-seated dreams and long term goals that we work hard at but another challenge is in handing those over and trusting that God’s timing will deliver to meet your expectations. Many of us have envisioned a very specific future for ourselves, but is it the same one that God would have for us?
On this week’s episode, we talk making friends with women of other races. When it comes to making friends we often gravitate to people who have shared experiences and are from similar backgrounds and communities like ours. With re-segregation & with tensions in this country being at an all-time high, it can be hard to foster meaningful relationships with women of different races.
On this week’s episode, we talk rejection, perseverance, and goals. When it comes to dating and relationships, “no means no,” but when it comes to pursuing our dreams, hearing “no,” may just mean that we need to find an alternate path.
On this week’s episode, we talk about judging others. Consider what you think when you see a woman with a child acting out in public—screaming, crying, throwing a literal fit. “How can she let him behave that way?” “Why can’t she control her?” or “I would never let happen because I’d…” This isn’t helpful, sis; this is judgment.
On this week’s episode, we talk about our roles as daughters. Growing up as girls, we were often the apple of our parents’ eye. The hopes and dreams they had for us were endless and we worked to meet and exceed their expectations to make them proud.
On this week’s episode, we talk about the power of self-talk and affirmations. The image of encouraging words written on Post-it notes, plastered all over my bedroom wall Being Mary Jane-style is typically what I think of when I hear the term “self-affirmation.”
On this week’s episode, we talk women who have left their marriages and long-term relationships, and learn the details of their why? Divorce rates are actually down now and more people seem to be cohabitating for longer, but some women still make the decision to leave.
On this week’s episode, we talk staying after infidelity, lies, and lapses in a committed relationship. Fidelity, trust, and understanding are some of the most important characteristics of monogamous relationships. Join Ashley and Marcy as they talk to women who have experienced infidelity in their relationships and marriages, and hear them share why they stayed.
On this week’s episode, we talk sexism. In Everyday Sexism, Laura Bates describes the topic of her book as little pinpricks—the inappropriate contact disguised as a friendly touch, the vulgar shoutout about our body, the overly-sexualized images in advertising, and the “second shift” we are taxed with at home are all examples of the everyday sexism that women endure.
On this week’s episode Marcy & I talk about nerd shit. There has been a renaissance of the Black Nerd and we’re totally here for it. From Black Girl Code to Black Girl Bookclubs everyone these days is on their nerd vibe, but we know it’s not always been cool to be a nerd.
On this week’s episode we talk keeping up appearances. We spend a lot of time keep up appearances, for our relationships, for our co workers or even for strangers on the internet. Even for the strongest of us it’s hard to ignore social norms and expectations from our partners or others.
On this special mini episode Ashley talks about her personal finance journey and how in 7 months she paid off nearly $16,000 in credit card debt and through this radical finance focus changed the course of her life. Listen to hear how Ashley got into credit card debt and the exact resources and strategies she used to get out.
On this week’s episode we talk breaking bad habits in life & love. It’s often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. As creatures of habit & because new things are scary, we often find ourselves “talking”, but not doing, stuck in ruts that we know we shouldn’t be in, and afraid to do things differently.
On this week’s episode we're talking about keeping secrets. Have you ever had a friend tell you a big, fat, gossipy secret and didn’t know what to do with it? Or have you ever had a secret, something you literally couldn’t tell a soul, but it was eating you alive?
On this week’s episode, we talk our relationships with God. As Christians, we have unique and dynamic relationships with God—as our father, provider, caretaker, and friend. When times get hard, maintaining that relationship is often strained and it can be difficult to hear God through all the noise going on in life.
On this week’s episode, we talk the work-life-love balance. The concept of work-life balance seems elusive with all the priorities competing for our time—demanding bosses, family obligations, energetic kids—while we are doing our best to maintain fleeting love and social lives. It’s impossible to manage it all without experiencing some amount of burnout, or worse, failing yourself and those you love.
On this week’s episode, we talk the dating scene for millennials. Swipe left or right, meet on a “cutie” run, get introduced through a church small group, or slide into his DM’s—these days, there is an infinite number of ways to meet that special someone. But now that the finding part has become easier, why does the part where you advance an initial hello to a healthy, lasting relationship seem harder?
On this week’s episode, we talk joy. Our world is full of angst, mistrust, divisiveness, and anger so the concept of living a joyful life seems radical. Discovering and experiencing joy unapologetically seems unfathomable when there is so much pain in the world.
On this week’s episode, we talk the ways we use creative energy to improve our lives. It seems like everyone is some sort of creative—photographer, designer, musician, or artist—using the left side of their brains to make the world a little more beautiful. But what happens when the creative juices stop flowing or when your talents can’t make you enough money to sustain your life.
On this week’s episode, we talk the female sixth sense. It may be a myth but it is often noted that women inherently have an intuitive ability to perceive the thoughts and feelings of others. Whether it’s grounded in moods, vibes, or Mercury retrograde, women’s ability to communicate through facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language far exceeds that of men.
On this week’s episode we talk about free will. Are our lives predestined or do we have free will? Are our choices our own or does factors like genetics, environment and brain chemistry control most of our decisions? Does thinking we have free will make us feel powerful and self assured or does thinking that fate and destiny control our decisions leave us feeling unbalanced and out of control.
On this week’s episode we talk DIY. As a generation with Youtube tutorials on how to do legitimately anything, we are some serious DIY’ers. From creating a flawless beat to building your own tiny home, if you watch enough how to’s it will have you empowered enough to do nearly anything. But in this era of “I can do it myself” have we become jacks of all trades and master of none?
On this week’s episode, we talk cheating. One of the greatest traumas in a monogamous relationship is infidelity. Whether it is intentional or not, prolonged or not, emotional or physical, being cheated on or cheating can cause pain, shame, outrage, and damage that extend well beyond the life of the relationship.
On this week’s episode, we talk what it really means to be an adult. Adulting is hard. We never would have been in such a rush to grow up if either of us had known it’s more about scheduling doctors’ appointments for yourself and transferring money from savings to checking (more than we’d like to admit), than it is about staying up late to eat ice cream whenever we want.
On this week’s episode, we talk protecting our rep. Some of the best advice I ever received was to remember that many of the decisions about my career would happen when I wasn’t in the room, meaning what people say about you when you are not in the room, matters as much or sometimes more, than what you say for yourself when you’re present.
On this week’s episode, we keep it a buck! In celebration of our 100th episode, we review our most controversial and unpopular opinions, keeping it real honest while examining the truths from our most memorable episodes. We share our opinions on money, sex, relationships, work and personal development, and as always, we tell all the truth in order to help you School Life. Thanks for listening and joining us to celebrate this amazing occasion!
On this week’s episode, we talk the who, what, and why of therapy. Therapy is more than an old white man wearing glasses on the end of his nose, asking you to relive the traumas of your childhood. And it’s not a cure-all to address every bad thing that has ever happened to you.
On this week’s episode, we talk performing for others. If we’re being honest, we’ve all played a game or two. The good girl, the strong friend, the devoted wife, the gay best friend—these roles are familiar and may be comfortable for us to step into, in order to maintain important relationships. Nothing is wrong with playing the part, per say, but it’s important not to let others typecast you based on their needs or expectations.
On this week’s episode, we talk Black swag. While we know the Black experience is no monolith, there are shared histories and practices among Black folks that make our character special. The way we walk, the way we talk, the way we grew up, and the shared pains, joys, fears, and passions that we have for ourselves and our communities, culminates in a swag that is unmatched.