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Nicole & Kate Can Relate

We're Nicole & Kate! Friends, confidants, accountability partners, and we’ve been supporting each other over the years sharing our ups and our downs and hashing out the big questions of life - do we want kids? Can we have it all? How do we stay healthy and keep our businesses running smoothly without major stress and overwhelm? We talk things out ‘cause that’s what real friends do - they provide love, support, and space for one another to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.

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Do you consider yourself an empathetic person?
Being an empathetic friend, partner, and leader is hopefully something we all strive for. But maybe empathy isn’t something you’ve thought about much… Maybe you’re not quite sure what it even means. In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with empathy, and why we feel that striving to be an empathetic person can make such a huge difference in your life - and in others lives.Points Discussed in this Episode: The definition of empathy, and looking at empathy as a skill Why being empathetic is important Diving into the 4 Qualities of Empathy (from Brené Brown) Mentioned in this episode: Brené Brown’s book: I Thought It Was Just Me, But Isn’t Michele Hansen’s book: Deploy Empathy Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Do you consider yourself an empathetic person?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
27:10 10/02/2022
Who doesn’t love a good celebration?!
PSA: Stick around until the very end of today’s episode to hear about an incredible milestone we’re hoping you’ll celebrate with us! :)Celebrations and parties - not everyone loves them, but we think they should!In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences hosting parties, what the pros and cons of hosting a party at home are, our favorite occasions to celebrate, and why we think celebrating is so important!Points Discussed in this Episode Our favorite things to celebrate  What goes into throwing or hosting a great party  Where our love of parties and bringing people together comes from Deciding to host a party at home versus finding a venue  Are costume parties fun or a nuisance? Why celebrating wins and milestones is so important Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Who doesn’t love a good celebration?!Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
38:00 09/25/2022
Want to do, have to do, get to do: which is it?
Are there things on your to-do list you do because you feel obligated to, but that you really don’t like doing? Yeah, we’ve got a few of those, too…In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with obligations - what they are, why we do them, and some different ways of looking at those less-than-ideal to-do’s from a new perspective to make them a little easier to tackle.Points Discussed in this Episode Things we do out of pure obligation - that we don’t want to do. Why do we do them? Feeling accomplished after completing an obligation Setting boundaries and saying no to things you don’t want to do Things we feel obligated to do, but that we also kind of want to do - are these the things that push us outside of our comfort zone? Obligations cross-culturally and how those play out Things we love doing - period  Discuss Naval’s question: "A personal metric: how much of the day is spent doing things out of obligation rather than out of interest?" Choosing our own path  Different phases of our lives bringing on different types of obligations Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Want to do, have to do, get to do: which is it?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
32:48 09/18/2022
What does marriage mean to you?
It’s a question you’ve maybe thought about here and there, but being able to dive in and consider the topic from multiple different perspectives is, well, why we started this podcast!In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with marriage, what it means to us, and the importance of being on the same page with your partner.Points Discussed in this Episode: Is marriage relevant?  The history of marriage  There being a very “transactional” feeling to certain aspects of marriage The different reasons why you might decide to marry The “anti-wedding” and planning your celebration to represent you as a couple The importance of being on the same page with your partner Did you feel different after you got married? Mentioned in this episode:  ABC Article: Marriage in Australia: A timeline of how love and law have changed in 130 years Time Article: Here Are Places Women Can't Take Their Husband's Name When They Get Married Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: What does marriage mean to you?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
38:08 09/11/2022
Special Feature: Katie VanBuskirk on mental health
Mental health and wellness is something we all know is important. But how widely accepted is it? And do people shy away from getting help because of fear of judgment - or worse, because they don’t have access?In this episode we’ve invited our good friend Katie VanBuskirk, PHD in clinical psychology, on the mic to chat about mental health. We also discuss some of the tools that are becoming more and more widely available to support those seeking help.Points Discussed in this Episode How counseling and telemedicine has become much more widely available (and leveraged) since Covid It seems individuals are more open to talking about and sharing that they’re in counseling or talking to a therapist - it’s becoming more “accepted”… is that actually the case? Our responsibility as business owners to take care of our own mental health, in addition to providing support and tools for our teams Not knowing how to identify certain feelings like anxiety or stress; what’s the best course of action for someone? Ways we interact and engage on social media and how that shapes our experience with social media Giving someone permission to be upset about something / grieve  The vast difference between for some re: what our parents might have experienced growing up versus our experience as children  How does mindset, meditation, and mindfulness fit into psychology and counseling - are they intertwined? Everyone has their own way of dealing with mental wellness; what’s therapeutic for one person might be different for another  Mentioned in this episode Detox Your Thoughts by Andrea Bonior, PhD (recommended by Nicole) Feeling Good by David D. Burns (recommended by Katie) Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker (recommended by Kate) P.S. If this convo brings up anything for you and you need further help or guidance, check out these resources: BetterHelp Online Counseling - private therapy anytime, anywhere TalkSpace Online Therapy - Feeling better starts with a single message Lifeline or Beyond Blue (Australia)Asking for help shows strength. Thank you so much for joining us for this Special Feature episode with Katie VanBuskirk on mental health!Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
43:42 09/04/2022
When do you feel most creative?
Being creative. We’ll be real with you: for a long time, we didn’t feel like we had the whole being creative thing down. But what does being creative really mean?In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with being creative, including our past definitions, how those definitions have evolved (and why), plus, the things we do now that make us feel most creative.Points Discussed in this Episode What does being creative mean?  How our definition of creativity has changed over time (and why) The importance of feeling creative  Things we do now that make us feel most creative Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: When do you feel most creative?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
36:21 08/28/2022
Is being opinionated and speaking up the same thing?
Being opinionated, speaking up, having a voice… are they all one in the same?In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with speaking up and feeling confident about sharing our own opinions - and the meaning we’ve attached to being opinionated.Points Discussed in this Episode What does being opinionated mean, and is it the same as speaking up?  A one-sided opinion versus an informed opinion  Why we feel being willing to hear both sides of an argument is so important How social media feeds the fire when it comes to polarizing topics - and even encouraged and rewarded the dreaded “social rant” Where does all this entitlement we’re seeing on social media come from? Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Is being opinionated and speaking up the same thing?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
42:54 08/21/2022
What are your favorite self-care routines?
Self-care is something that’s easily pushed to the backburner, but why? Why is it that we sometimes feel guilty for investing in our health, mental wellness, and our overall well being?In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with self-care: our favorite routines, what we would love to do more of, and oh yes - we’ll chat about the occasional guilt that can come with the more “indulging” self-care activities.Points Discussed in this Episode Feeling guilty about some of our self-care routines The importance of self-care Our favorite self-care routines Unplugging from social media as self-care How our definition of self-care influences our feelings and actions Mentioned in this episode:  Merrymaker Sisters PDF Download: Self Care Checklist: 50 new ideas to practice self care Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: What are your favorite self-care routines?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
28:39 08/14/2022
Roe v Wade overturned: How could this happen?
We fully recognize that there are two sides to every story. We’re just having a REALLY hard time understanding how there could be another side to this one… How could this happen?In this episode we’ll share our own personal thoughts on Roe v Wade being overturned in the United States, along with what some of the implications and unintended consequences might be now - and in the future.Points Discussed in this Episode Our initial thoughts when we first heard about Roe v Wade being overturned  What happened to Democracy? When your values and the values being prioritized by your country don’t align, then what? Companies providing health benefits, paid leave, and monetary assistance for those seeking abortions in another state Women’s rights and this feeling like such a massive step backwards What does this mean for our daughters, nieces, cousins? We presumably all want the same thing; how could there be such a huge gap in our beliefs? Mentioned in this episode:  Skimm This podcast: “Both Sides Now: Recession Fears, VP Harris on Abortion, Heat Waves” (minute 7:30 - 15:00 is a chat with host and VP Harris on Roe v Wade) 7am podcast: “The lessons of Roe v Wade for our health system” ABC News article: “Top companies respond to ruling overturning Roe v. Wade” CBS News article: “Five things to know now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade” Op ed piece from Mia Freedman: “America, you're breaking my heart” Op ed piece from Mia Freedman: “America, 2022: Where guns have more rights than women” Forbes article: “‘Big Step Backwards’: World Leaders React To Roe V. Wade Decision” Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: How could this happen?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
37:24 08/07/2022
Special Feature: The Merrymaker Sisters on self-acceptance
We’ve all done it: judged others, compared our body to someone else’s body, and beat ourselves up for the way we look.In this episode we invite two sisters, Emma and Carla, to the convo - and they’ve been through it all: diets, plastic surgery, and more. Together we chat openly about the struggles all of us have gone through with self-acceptance.Points Discussed in this Episode Why are we trapped in this cycle of believing there’s actually an “ideal” body type?  How awareness plays such a huge role in self-acceptance  The trickle down effect; change one thing, and you change everything Comparing yourself to others and judgment Do women have to deal with body complex issues way more than men? Mentioned in this episode:  Podcast episode on Body Image Anxiety from the Merrymaker Sisters Article from ABC: A damaging obsession Detox Your Thoughts by Andrea Bonior, PhD Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer Thank you so much for joining us for this Special Feature episode where Emma and Carla joined us to chat about self-acceptance.Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.P.S. If this convo brings up anything for you and you need further help or guidance, check out these resources:Australia: Lifeline or Beyond Blue. USA: BetterHelpAsking for help shows strength.
50:08 07/31/2022
Do I have to invite my cousin? Plus other wedding prep concerns
If you’ve ever been married, then you know planning a wedding is a lot of work! But it’s so worth it - IF you’re able to keep one thing in mind: this is about what you and your partner want!In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with creating our wedding guest lists, how we escaped the diamond-studded claws of the monstrous wedding industry, and how we both prepared in advance to have time off from our businesses to enjoy our big day!Points Discussed in this Episode Kate didn’t invite her cousins to her wedding - and she doesn’t feel bad about it!  Nicole and Omar had 25 people at their wedding, and they loved every minute of it The importance of keeping top of mind what it is that you and your partner want - not what the wedding industry tells you to have Planning ahead so you’re not working before, during or immediately following your big day! Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Do I have to invite my cousin? Plus other wedding prep concernsDon’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
28:12 07/24/2022
Special Feature: Cass Sethi helps us with style and wardrobe!
Style and wardrobe. It’s something we’ve both had a struggle or two with, and that’s why we’re excited to be bringing on our great friend, mastermind partner, and professional personal stylist, Cass Sethi, so she can help!In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with battling our closets, finding clothes we feel great about, and how our “working from home” wardrobes have affected our overall personal style.Mentioned in this episodeNext Level WardrobeFollow Cass on Instagram!Points Discussed in this Episode Respect the closet!... and Cass’ closet reset The 2 most common struggles Cass hears from her clients  How working from home influences your wardrobe decisions Why do we hold on to certain pieces in our closet - even when we never wear them? The “core pieces” every wardrobe needs How to have more outfits with less stuff How do we get excited about our wardrobe and out of the rut of buying the same things over and over again? Controlling your closet versus letting your closet control you Should you plan out your shopping trips and know exactly what you’re looking for? Shopping online versus in person A simple question you can ask yourself when deciding whether to keep a piece in your closet Why you should blend versus bucket your closet The most common essentials most closets are missing Leveraging Pinterest to help you uncover your style Thank you so much for joining us for this Special Feature episode where Cass Sethi joined us to help with our style and wardrobe!Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
50:31 07/17/2022
Celebrating 50 Episodes on NKCR!
We did it, friends! Today we’re celebrating episode 50 on the podcast! Thank you all so much for your support and tuning into this podcast.In this episode we’re taking a look back at 4 of our favorite episodes, and we also share a little update on each topic!Points Discussed in this Episode Episode 1: Do I want to start a family? We invited our friend Natalie Sisson on to chat about her journey to motherhood in Episode 47 Op-Ed piece from LA Times on “Being child-free” Roe v. Wade being overturned Episode 8: How can I build good habits? James Clear: Atomic Habits “Habits form on frequency not on time” Episode 30: Do you struggle with work-life balance?Episode on Hustle Culture from Jordan Harbinger Episode 37: Is BYO Meat weird? Plus other social etiquette dilemmas We have 3 more social etiquette pet peeves to share! Mentioned in this episode Article from LA Times: Op-Ed: Being child-free lets me live my most authentic life Jordan Harbinger Show: Deep Dive | Hustle Culture Thank you so much for joining us for today to celebrate 50 episodes on the podcast!Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
36:20 07/10/2022
When it comes to friendship, is it quality over quantity?
Maintaining and growing friendships is hard work, and in our opinion - for the right friendships - it’s more than worth it!In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with maintaining existing friendships - and creating new ones - amongst the many moves, changes in careers, and shifting priorities we’ve experienced throughout our lives thus far.Points Discussed in this Episode How our view of friendship has shifted over time  What we’ve done to maintain our most special friendships in the midst of moves and all sorts of life changes When it’s time to let a friendship go How we’ve made new friends as we’ve gotten older Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: When it comes to friendship, is it quality over quantity?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
33:09 07/03/2022
The pros of social media - are we better for it?
A few episodes back (episode 45 here on the podcast) we discussed some of the many cons of social media. In this episode, we’re back to chat about some ways social media has enhanced our lives, both personally and professionally!Points Discussed in this Episode Leveraging social media for business (Facebook Groups, Twitter discussions)  Does the amount of time you invest in social media = what you get out of it? Deciding which platforms to use based on what you get out of them How social media has given our family and friends a window into our lives - to be able to share moments we may not have otherwise Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: The pros of social media - are we better for it? Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
34:18 06/26/2022
Special Feature: From Suitcase Entrepreneur to Mama w/ Natalie Sisson
From complete lifestyle freedom and full-time entrepreneurial bliss to all the messy, beautiful experiences of motherhood. Now that’s a transition that comes with a whole lot of changes!In this episode we dive into those changes with our special guest, Natalie Sisson. We hope you enjoy it!Points Discussed in this Episode How Natalie and Josh’s handshake over dinner one night changed their lives The transition from lifestyle entrepreneurship and full freedom to becoming a mom The emotions that come with raising a child, mom guilt, finding support, and digging deep for patience Are dogs, cats, or … even your business good introductions to becoming a parent?  Incorporating a child into your lifestyle versus changing your lifestyle because of a child What attitude and mindset Natalie and Josh have developed to create the experiences they want to have as parents Teaming up with your partner for support, sleep, and space!... and being intentional about both parents being involved and sharing house - and parenting - duties Are dads more likely to be straight up about whether they’d “do it all over again”? Struggling with a swift shift in identities  Mentioned in this episode:  Natalie’s books, The Suitcase Entrepreneur and Suck It Up Princess Connect with Natalie on Instagram NatalieSisson.com Thank you so much for joining us for this Special Feature episode: From Suitcase Entrepreneur to Mama w/ Natalie Sisson!Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
49:45 06/19/2022
When’s the last time you had a true R&R vacay?
We get it: it’s not easy planning a trip - let alone a trip where you actually get to relax and feel refreshed upon your return.In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with planning time away from our homes (and our businesses) to recharge. ‘Cause if there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s how critical that time really is.Points Discussed in this Episode The importance of planning your trips with intention Vacays pre-entrepreneurship (and how it’s different now) The creativity and experiences that true R&R vacays allow Burnout: what’s at stake if you’re not prioritizing R&R? Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: When’s the last time you had a true R&R vacay?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
34:51 06/12/2022
The cons of social media - are we worse for it?
Social media is something that, these days, is hard to ignore. Whether you’re on it to share pictures, engage with your audience, or for that dopamine hit when you get a “ding!”, we’ve all experienced what it’s like to get a little lost in the rabbit hole.In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with social media and how we think it has changed us - for better or worse.Mentioned in this episode: The Social DilemmaPoints Discussed in this Episode Why do we post on social media?  Is there a certain psychology behind it? We grew up without it, but the new generation doesn’t know a world without social media How we’ve managed to balance our use of social media while staying present and experiencing life in real-time Phone calls are soooo 1999!... why? Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: The cons of social media - are we worse for it?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
37:08 06/05/2022
Does stress keep you up at night, too?
Stress. It comes in many forms and varying intensities. But one thing is for sure: we all experience it.In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with managing stress, how it shows up, and some of our own coping mechanisms we use often.Points Discussed in this Episode Identifying triggers, people, and situations that cause you stress  Situations where tonality or how you start a sentence could cause unnecessary stress How our view and feelings around stress have changed as we’ve gotten older Different ways of managing or coping with stress Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Does stress keep you up at night, too?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
32:53 05/29/2022
Delegating and partnerships - what’s a ‘yes’ and what’s a ‘no’?
Delegating isn’t easy, and partnerships can either be incredibly rewarding, or not at all what you expected. So how do you know when to do it and when not to?In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with delegating and partnerships, and how we’ve learned to gauge whether an offer is a great opportunity, or a hard pass.Points Discussed in this Episode How do you know what and when to delegate?  What are the benefits of delegation and/or entering into a partnership? Challenges we’ve faced in partnerships  The difference between building relationships and entering into partnerships Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Delegating and partnerships - what’s a ‘yes’ and what’s a ‘no’? Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
37:09 05/22/2022
Are your parents getting older, too?
Sometimes we find ourselves in a new role that isn’t so familiar, and getting used to showing up in a different way isn’t always easy. This is especially the case as our parents age and the relationship dynamics shift.In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with changing roles and identities as we get older - in all areas of our lives.Points Discussed in this Episode Challenges with switching our focus… going from a domestic focus, to a business focus, to a family focus  The unfamiliar feeling of changing roles with aging parents Reminders around patience and presence The power of conversations when experiencing unchartered territory Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Are your parents getting older, too?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
26:12 05/15/2022
Special Feature: On Mindset w/ Allison Melody of Food Heals
Hey friends! Today we’re mixing things up a bit and sharing an interview we did on our girlfriend Allison’s podcast called Food Heals.In this episode we dive into the topic of mindset with Allison. We hope you enjoy it!Points Discussed in this Episode We share a bit about how Nicole & Kate Can Relate came to be!  We chat with Allison about our own mindset experiences Tune in to hear how mindset has changed for us over the years Thank you so much for joining us for this Special Feature episode On Mindset w/ Allison Melody of Food Heals!We’d love to hear from you! Send us a note at hey@canrelatepodcast.com or shoot us a DM on Instagram @nicole.and.kate.can.relate and let us know what you thought of today’s episode!Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
51:06 05/08/2022
Have you considered a “restart”?
Starting again can mean a lot of different things. Sometimes it’s expected - a choice we make. And other times it’s not at all expected, and it can feel abrupt - maybe even devastating.In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with starting again and the major shifts we’ve had in our own lives on our journey to finding what’s next.Points Discussed in this Episode Major moves and decisions we’ve made early on in life in order to start again Scenarios where a restart might be helpful Can you “take back” a new start? Lessons learned on our journey to finding what’s next  Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Have you considered a “restart”?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
37:59 05/01/2022
Why did I say yes to that?
Saying yes to too many things inevitably leads to feeling overextended, and frankly, exhausted. In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with overextending ourselves, and what we’ve learned along the way after saying “yes” to too many things.Points Discussed in this Episode Our desire to help others and be able to “do it all” Feeling obligated, obliged, or pressured to say yes How important your own time is, and how saying “no” can be empowering Mentioned in this episode:  Essentialism by Greg McKeown Atomic Habits by James Clear Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Why did I say yes to that?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
38:08 04/24/2022
Starting your own business: What's that like?
Our journey to starting our own businesses began over 10 years ago, and there have certainly been a lot of unexpected experiences and lessons learned throughout.In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with starting our own business - the up’s, the down’s, and everything in between.Points Discussed in this Episode We each set the scene of where we were and what prompted our decision to start our own business  What has your experience been like starting, and now running, your own business?  It’s about the journey - not the destination, which can be a difficult idea to embrace at times! Are we officially “unemployable” at this point? Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Starting your own business: What’s that like?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
34:21 04/17/2022
Is BYO Meat weird? Plus other social etiquette dilemmas
Splitting the dinner tab, BYO Meat, taking your shoes off in the house, entertaining company… there are endless situations we find ourselves in where social etiquette comes into play. What’s the “right thing” to do?In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences and feelings when it comes to how to behave in a variety of situations.Points Discussed in this Episode Is it weird to not be invited to a party, but your spouse is?  How do you handle situations where the dinner tab comes and someone wants to split it evenly - when all you’ve had is maybe a salad? Do you feel obligated to entertain company when they come to visit?  We discuss these situations and so many more - and our thoughts on the social etiquette we saw play out Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Is BYO Meat weird? Plus other social etiquette dilemmas.Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
42:23 04/10/2022
Wish you were more organized?
Do you do it, too? …Make sure that everything in your kitchen and bathroom is in its place, that your calendar is color-coded, and that your files are fully up-to-date? In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences (and really, our obsession) with organization - and how being organized has helped us feel an overall sense of confidence, calmness, and peace of mind in so many areas.Points Discussed in this Episode The ways in which organization has helped us get ahead - in business and in life  Where did we pick up this obsession with organization (and is it a personality trait?) The role organization plays outside of work and home Time management, planning, efficiency and organization - are they all intertwined? Mentioned in this episode: Marie Kondō’s Spark JoyThank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Wish you were more organized?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
34:27 04/03/2022
Will I regret that?
Regret. It’s something we don’t love feeling. But how do you make great decisions while simultaneously making sure you won’t regret the outcome - or the experience itself?In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with regret - choices we wish we would have approached differently, and how our regret has helped us shape our decision-making process today.Points Discussed in this Episode Regret and safety (or staying in your comfort zone) - are they related? How past regrets have helped us shape our current decision-making process Is there a second “checkpoint” for regret? How do other peoples’ opinions factor into our decision making process? Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Will I regret that?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
42:32 03/27/2022
Am I too hard on myself?
We sometimes have pretty high expectations for ourselves… with work, with goals, with house stuff, with our overall appearance, with the amount of time we dedicate to (fill in the blank!) Can you relate?In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences battling our own high expectations, and we’ll also share a few tips we’ve used to manage those expectations. Because let’s be real: no one is perfect!Points Discussed in this Episode Being disappointed by our performance because of the high expectations we’ve set for ourselves How our expectations are oftentimes very unrealistic Things we’re putting into practice to help manage our expectations Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Am I too hard on myself?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
30:34 03/20/2022
That’s part of getting older, right?
Getting older means a whole lot of things - slower recovery time, a bit of resistance to change, a stronger focus on our health, sometimes a tad of fear around the unknown, a bigger weight put on the decisions we’re making…In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with getting older, and how with each year that passes we’re finding ourselves wiser, yes, but also more cautious and aware of how our actions impact our future.Points Discussed in this Episode Our ability to perform physically with sports and the like as we get older A more cautious approach to decision-making How we view things, like regret, risk and worry a bit differently than 20 years ago How time flies faster with each passing year Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: That’s part of getting older, right?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
40:14 03/13/2022