Episode 28: Our Mantras and Life Philosophies

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Hello friends,

Happy Tuesday! Steph and I had so much fun recording this episode about our favourite personal mantras, quotes, and life philosophies.

You can listen to the episode right here, or visit our iTunes page and subscribe to the podcast.

Steph and I love to read, so we each had such a large pool of mantras to choose from. It was hard narrowing it down, but also fun to reveal them to each other while recording! It’s amazing how similar our quotes were.

Truth be told, this episode echoed a lot of the  same themes as our podcast on Staying Above the Line, which I loved.

The shownotes today are short and sweet: In this episode, we only mentioned two books: Thrive by Arianna Huffington and Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie.

Give the episode a listen and let us know what you think! Do you have any personal life-philosophies that you really resonate with? We want to know!

I hope that you all have a lovely week,

-Laura

Give Your Voice

After we recorded our Feminism 101 episode last week, Laura sent me a link to an article about a new initiative from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. They’ve put out a call asking people to donate their voices in order to tell the stories of Canadian girls who have been forced into sex trafficking and aren’t in a position to tell their own stories or advocate for themselves. The campaign is very respectfully done, and we both think it’s such a smart and accessible way to spread awareness about this issue.

You can watch the three advertisements for the campaign (about 30 seconds each) here. I was moved to record one of the stories myself, which you can watch in the video clip above. You can read more of my thoughts about the campaign on my personal blog here. If you’d like to donate your voice, you can do so on their website here, the process is very simple and straightforward. If you don’t feel comfortable recording a video, but are moved to support the campaign, you can donate money here. You can also learn more about the issue of sex trafficking on their website here.

Thanks for reading! Have an awesome week fellow guinea pigs.

-Steph

Episode 27: Feminism 101

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Hey lovely listeners!

Today on the podcast, Laura is “interviewing” me about the basics of feminism. In university, I minored in Women’s Studies, so this is a topic I find both important and interesting. I was so excited to share my thoughts about it with Laura. As always, you can listen to the episode right here or subscribe to the show on iTunes

We realize that this topic falls a little outside of our usual domain of health, wellness and eco-friendliness, but we think it’s a very important subject. And of course, feminism is very often concerned with the health and wellness of women and other groups of disadvantaged people, so to us it makes a lot of sense to talk about and learn more about these issues.

If you’re interested in learning more about feminism beyond listening to our little podcast, there are a lot of really great resources out there that explain feminist issues and ideas in a really approachable, easy-to-understand way.

Thanks as always for your respect, and thank you for listening to what we have to say. We appreciate you!

If you have any other questions about this topic, feel free to leave them in the comments below or on Twitter @GreenGuineaPigs.

-Steph