Episode 64: Trying Easier

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To everything there is a season.

So simple, so true, and finally our podcast is also broken up into seasons too. When we looked back at the episodes we have done, springtime has naturally marked the end of our first 3 seasons.

I’m so lucky to have a creative partner who I can speak openly to about wanting to take a break — and even luckier that she felt the same way.

It’s easy to put a lot of pressure on our creativity, but we have both felt what it’s like to be on our game, and lately (with both of us moving and dealing with difficult things), it’s been hard.

Taking a break now, and busting into Season 4 later this summer is better for all of us, and we’re so excited to reunite, get inspired, and get brainstorming.

You can listen to our episode here or in the player below (Feeling it? You can also subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, and leave us a rating and a comment — it’s the easiest way to help our little show grow)


So long, Season 3, it’s been a slice.

— Laura

Episode 62: Time Tracking


What have you been doing for the last 15 minutes?


This week on the podcast, we discuss our latest experiment; Steph and I committed to tracking an entire week in 15 minute increments (inspired – as we often are – by a book. In this case, Laura Vanderkam’s 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think). Some of the results were quite surprising!

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You can listen to the episode in the player below, or by subscribing to the Guinea Pigging Green podcast on iTunes.

Laura Vanderkam has made her spreadsheet and PDF trackers available online — why not give it a shot?

In other exciting Guinea Pigging Green news, you can now leave us a voice message for the podcast through SpeakPipe. Do you have a question about health, wellness, and eco-friendliness that you want to hear about on the show? Do you have a comment about a past episode? We would love to hear from you!

Have a great week,



ps. Here is the Red Tent Sisters’ list of 10 Shows That Are Keeping us Healthy and Happy. And, you can listen to our interview with the Red Tent Sisters here.

Episode 60: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

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Guinea Pigging Green is one of my favourite projects. I love experimenting with new things, and Steph is one of those friends who is always encouraging new books, hobbies, and skills. Sometimes, we get lucky enough to record whole episodes on them!

Today’s episode is all about cultivating a growth mindset (the mindset that challenges you to get out there and learn things that you’re not good at yet). You can listen to the episode on iTunes or by using the player below.

According to psychologist Carol Dweck, there are two main mindsets: growth and fixed. To paraphrase, a fixed mindset assumes that who we are (including our abilities) can’t be changed in a meaningful way, while a growth mindset sees failures as a starting point for new abilities. In other words, someone with a growth mindset sees something they’re bad at as something they can one day become good at.

Steph and I both believe that we should always be learning. And why shouldn’t we!

There’s no better time than right now to find affordable online courses and skill-sharing. Some of them that we mentioned in today’s episode include:

Other Links we mentioned:

What skills are you working on? What websites are you using to learn those skills? We cannot wait to hear from you.

— Laura

PS. Does anyone have breakdancing classes they recommend? For real!

PPS. Also looking for Cantonese lessons.