Our very own Doree Shafrir returns from maternity leave and hops back in the podcasting saddle this week. Hurray! Doree discusses her last days of pregnancy, her experience with childbirth, and her new life as a mother. Kate recounts everything she did whilst Doree was away: working on her body image issues, digging into work, and of course — missing Doree. Plus, they both discover they've become vegetarian-curious (and shed some tears, too).Read More
“I’m a person of intensity, and that’s why boundaries are so hard.” — Samee Junio
This week, Kate is joined by a guest host who’s been with Forever35 since Day 1: producer Samee Junio. They discuss Samee’s online dating ups and downs, the challenges that come with being an intense person who struggles with boundaries, thriving in challenging work situations, and how going to the gym is self-care. Samee’s new show Historical Roasts is on Netflix now!
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Natch Beaut host Jackie Johnson joins Kate on this week’s mini-episode! They lend advice to a woman who’s not feeling appreciated by her family, discuss their favorite cheap eyeshadow brushes, and reminisce about past beauty mistakes. Plus, Kate responds to listeners who wrote in after a past mini-episode discussion about an unwanted third pregnancy, and shares exciting news from a listener featured on a previous episode.
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How do you care for yourself during a divorce? This week, Jackie Johnson, host of the Natch Beaut podcast, joins Kate in the guest host spot today, and details all the self-care practices she's implemented in the wake of her marriage ending. From swimming with sharks, to meditation, to indulging in body lotion, Jackie shares how she's making herself a priority, connecting with her emotions, and living a more present life. Plus, she recommends her favorite Natch beauty products of the moment. And yes, there are some f-bombs, tears, and most importantly: a cameo by a dog named Chooch.Read More
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Then they welcome stylist and lifestyle blogger, LaTonya Yvette. She talks her journey as a writer, cultivating community as a young mother, therapy as self-care, finding joy in fashion, and her new book, Woman of Color.Read More
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This week, Kate and Doree celebrate the most wonderful time of the year: Sephora Sale Season! They discuss dream purchases, old favorites, and some possible items they may snag when that discount kicks in.
Then they welcome Sophie Carter-Kahn, writer and co-creator of the podcast She’s All Fat. She talks body positivity, the life-changing power of a bidet, living with multiple autoimmune diseases, and her favorite face oil.Read More
This week, Kate and Doree go deep on setting boundaries and discuss people-pleasing, toxic friendships, challenging relationships, and forgiveness. Plus, they speak a little German.
Then they welcome You Are A Badass author Jen Sincero, who discusses how her own challenges in life inspired her bestselling book, the importance of going to the “spiritual gym”, what it means to actually be a badass, and naps as self-care.Read More
Doree and Kate offer advice to a skincare newbie on how to start a regimen, get some insider info from a therapist, hear from a woman being gaslit by a colleague, and discover a new holiday: Email Debt Forgiveness Day.Read More
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Then they welcome doula, educator, author, and co-founder of LOOM, Erica Chidi Cohen. She discusses her career path as a doula, how to offer and receive support during and after pregnancy or miscarriage, why Ariana Grande’s music is self-care, and her 70/30 approach to beauty products.Read More
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This week, Doree and Kate talk mental spirals, meditating, and (almost!) finishing baby prep. Plus, they share their current skincare routines and new fave products.
Then they welcome Joanna Goddard, founder of the original lifestyle website, A Cup of Jo. She discusses her transition from a full-time job to full-time blog, engaging with readers, writing authentically, and postpartum depression.Read More
Kate and Doree receive a voicemail about how to actually pronounce Ikea, get reccs on hospital bag must-haves, discuss their favorite lip stains and sheer glosses, and offer tips on getting back into therapy.Read More
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