We Should Talk About That
We Should Talk About That
Jessica Buchanan and Jessica Kidwell
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NYT bestselling author of Impossible Odds, Jessica Buchanan, along with fellow writer Jessica Kidwell, attempt to unpack the uncomfortable topics that nobody is talking about, but definitely should. With intention to hold real, authentic, conversation about EVERYTHING, the Two Jess(es) bring their humor and a healthy dose of self-deprecation to the table as they unpack issues relating to PTSD, grief, imposter syndrome, body image, middle age, the plight of the working mom and more.
We Should Talk about Teens and Their Mental Health with Influencer & MH Advocate (and 10th Grader!) Zach Gottlieb
Meet Zach Gottlieb, the "TEEN Instagrammer" who is getting guys and other teens to talk about their mental health, in particular those issues related to male feelings and toxic masculinity. In this episode, the Two Jess(es) are blown away by this teen's articulate way of expressing his experiences and observations around his own mental health, as he shares WHY he started his Instagram page (@talkwithzach) and how teens all over the world and looking to him for advice to source answers to their questions that most teens are not talking about openly, but should.To find out more about Zach, you can read about him here: https://katiecouric.com/health/teen-wants-to-get-guys-to-talk-about-their-feelings-end-toxic-masculinity/Support the show (http://www.paypal.com)
Oct 11
37 min
PRE-Viving Breast Cancer and Early Detection Advocacy with Author and Humorist, Gila Pfeffer
Gila Pfeffer is more than just the mom who knew too much, she takes the bull by the horns in every part of life, including her health- and she was going to make damned sure she was going to laugh the whole time too! While in the throes of motherhood, Gila, who lost her mother and grandmother in their 40's from breast cancer, found out she did indeed carry the Brca gene, and decided she was going to face impending cancer head on, and do it in the funniest way possible. A huge advocate for early detection, Gila's humorous spin on the "Feel it on the First" campaign is one that should not be missed! In this episode, TTJ(es) talk about motherhood, cancer and laughing through it all with one of London's funniest moms!Meet Gila!Gila Pfeffer is a Jewish American writer and humorist currently living in the UK with her husband and four teenaged children. She writes relatable personal essays in the parenting and breast cancer space and recently co-authored a book called I Just Want to Hang Out With You which is part of a NYT best selling series.Gila is a 12-year breast cancer pre-vivor AND survivor (like Angelia Jolie but with less press coverage) and she uses her social media platforms to promote breast cancer prevention. She posts an attention-grabbing “Feel It On The First” post every first of the month on her Instagram which prompts women to take their breast health seriously. Several have written to her saying that these reminders have led to diagnosis of early stage breast cancer.  Her work can be found on Grown & Flown, Momtastic, AARP among others, as well as the humor publications Points In Case, The Haven, Greener Pasteurs and more.  Gila is currently at work on a collection of personal essays about how to sail through the worst life throws at you with the help of humor, perspective and maintaining strong ties to her faith. Connect with Gila on her social channels:IG: @gilapfefferTwitter: @gilapfeffer Tik Tok: @gilapfefferMedium: @gila.pfefferFacebook: The Mom Who Knew Too MuchSupport the show (http://www.paypal.com)
Oct 4
35 min
We Should Talk About Neuroversity and Podcasting with Jessica Kidwell
Yep, that's right. The WeSTAT guest this week is JessK- and she is sharing her heart behind her newest project, Neuroversity Podcast- a solo podcast that aims to dive deeper into the areas of neurodivergence, giving a voice to those who might not normally get to speak up and speak out about neurodiversity and all that entails.This episode is informative, as well as inspirational, as The Two Jess(es) discuss the terrifying and exhilarating time leading up to the launch of this passion project, and the dream of what it could truly be. To learn more about Neuroversity Podcast visit her on instagram at @neuroversitypodSupport the show (http://www.paypal.com)
Sep 20
32 min
The Project You Collective: A Transformational Coaching Program for Women Who Are Ready to Tell Their Stories with Jess Buchanan, Rebekah Gregory and Loren Buchanan
This episode is a little different as the Two Jess(es) play a different role. JessK interviews JessB on her newest project, The Project You Collective, along with her two business partners, Rebekah Gregory, survivor of the Boston Marathon Bombings, and Loren Buchanan, creative director and founder of Buchanan Creative Group. A transformational coaching program for women who feel called to tell their stories- Jess, Rebekah and Loren offer a comprehensive service that works through the personal development, professional development and digital development process so that women are empowered to share their experiences in a clear concise way, that targets their audience, connects to their purpose and shows the world what they are all about. In this episode you will learn about:1. The three stages of the PYC program2. Why there is incredible power in what we perceive as the "Everyday Story"3. Why choosing the change in your life is often the most relatable story to tell4. Why fostering an environment of collaboration is rooted in the belief that there is space for everyone and how that can bolster your business5. Why having a cohesive digital footprint is the key to building your speaker's profileTo find out more about Project You Collective, visit: https://www.projectyoucollective.com/Support the show (http://www.paypal.com)
Sep 20
48 min
Our Beautiful Bodies with Curvy Lingerie Model and Body Confidence Activist, Rachel Peru
This week, The Two Jess(es) sit down with Rachel Peru, a curvy, silver-haired model, and body confidence activist, hailing from the UK. Rachel started her modeling career at 46, and offers so many insights about body image, aging, and her feelings around honoring her body by wearing beautiful, sexy lingerie. Life is the special occasion- so why wait?A fun conversation with three women about stepping off the scale, detaching our underwear for the function of sex, and making ourselves understand, inside and out, that we are worthy of beautiful things.Meet Rachel!https://www.rachelperu.co.uk/Rachel Perus is a silver haired curve model, body confidence activist and influencer and the host of the Out of the Bubble podcast. She began her new career as a model at the age of 46. Rachel loves being able to represent older women in the fashion industry and has worked with some amazing people and brands including JDWilliams, F&F Clothing with Davina McCall and alongside her body confidence icon Ashley Graham for Swimsuits for All. Rachel created "Out of the Bubble" in order to spread some positivity around midlife and share inspiration to others that may be feeling a bit lost as they hit their forties. Rachel knows from her own experience that stepping out of her comfort zone and trying new things in life can lead to all sorts of opportunities and bring a new lease of life for this next chapter.Support the show (http://www.paypal.com)
Sep 12
43 min
Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Divorce Survival Guide, Kate Anthony
You may know her from her years as a part of the cast of Grey's Anatomy- but today Kate Anthony is here to answer (and ask!) some tough questions, in her newest role, a coach and mentor for cis-hetero women who are contemplating divorce and asking one of the most important, and difficult questions of their lives. Should I stay, or should I go?From just a general BLAH marriage, to those that are emotionally abusive and everything in between, Kate has guided hundreds of women through the complex journey of deciding whether they are ready to apply newly acquired tools to their marriage, or doing divorce right. The Two Jess(es) ask all kinds of questions, including, how to divorce without screwing up your kids. Kate has a well thought out and realistically applied answer for pretty much everything!To find out more about The Divorce Survival Guide, visit https://kateanthony.com/about/Support the show (http://www.paypal.com)
Sep 6
53 min
The Doctor is BACK! A Conversation on COVID-19, Where We Are Now, and Our Kids, with Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Rachel Orscheln
Dr. Rachel is BACK. And she is sharing, once again and so generously, her expertise, the latest research, and personal experiences with the WeSTAT community. Jess and Jess first sat down to chat with Dr. Orscheln 18 months ago, and to date, it is still the most highly downloaded episode in WeSTAT history! No one would have guessed that we would be right back here, having a similar conversation. From vaccines, to mutations to just straight up data, Dr. Rachel breaks down all the Jesses' questions so that they, and everyone, can understand the latest on COVID-19, the variants, and when our younger populations are eligible for vaccination. Dr. Rachel definitely knows best!Meet Dr. Rachel!Dr. Orscheln is the director of ambulatory Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the International Adoption Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.  She completed her residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Washington University.  She has been a member of the faculty since 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics.  Her special clinical interest is in the care of immunocompromised children.  During the COVID-19 Pandemic, she has been actively engaged with schools on the safe return to in person learning.  When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children Support the show (http://www.paypal.com)
Aug 30
43 min
We Should Talk About Raising Children You Like, with Not Your Mother's Podcast
Anyone out there ever have your kid trigger you when you least expect it? No? Just us? Didn't think so. The Two Jess(es) sit down for a very vulnerable conversation with the hosts of the extremely popular podcast, https://notyourmotherspodcast.co/ as well as their partner in creating Raising Children You Like (https://raisingchildrenyoulike.com/home) An online course to help parents of children 1-6 know what to say in hard moments and get to the root of your triggers.Hosts Sonnet Simmons Matthews and Veronica Morales Frieling and licensed family and marriage therapist, Bryana Kappadakunnel contend that parenting can be a source of deep healing as we allow ourselves to approach raising our children with humility, and the openness to allow the things that trigger us, become the moments that become our greatest teachers, leading us to profound relationship with our children.If you are looking for support in the early years of parenting, this is a must listen, and check out their resources and podcast at the links above.Support the show (http://www.paypal.com)
Aug 23
46 min
We Should Talk About Botox. A WeSTAT Skincare Consultation with Medical Esthetician, Jennifer Daniels.
The Two Jess(es) start off Season 3 with a bang, and get really vulnerable about.....their faces. JessB gets really honest about what she sees going on under her eyes, and while way back in Season 1, she waxed poetic about aging and her right to eye bags, she has decided, she's done.In their quest for hearing all sides of the skincare story, and in an effort to appease their curiosity and get some answers to the burning question for almost every woman over 40: WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY F%&*ING FACE! And what can I do about it?JessK brings in THE EXPERT to answer ALL the questions, and these answers are brought to us by non other than her sister, Jennifer Daniels. Jennifer is a medical esthetician, and owner of The Med Spa (https://themedsparaleigh.com/) which is one of the top med spas in the greater Raliegh area. Jennifer generously offers her advice, and professional wisdom, as she patiently answers all of Jess and Jess' questions about prevention and correction, neurotoxins, fillers, creams, just to name a few. JessK shares her thoughts and experience around her own use with injectables, and the thought process behind it. The constant conundrum of aging gracefully with authenticity, or with the assistance of modern science, the largest organ of our body and how we care for it is always cause for interesting, and sometimes heated, conversations!Meet Jennifer!“Beautiful skin is attainable for everyone and finding the right balance of products and treatments for clients is what I do best.  A skincare routine just has to work for you.  I am a product enthusiast, and I’m always researching how ingredients react with other components to achieve the optimal skincare regimen.”After her daughter started kindergarten, Jennifer decided she needed a change from her decade-plus career in sales and marketing. She wanted to follow her lifelong passion for skincare and layer on to her B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University. She went back to school, graduated top of her class in Esthetics at Miller Motte College and went on to acquire Laser Certification at the Laser Institute in Albany, NY.  Jennifer has been affiliated with Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center since 2008 and began The MedSpa in early 2013.Jennifer is wholeheartedly committed to the improvement of clients’ skin and addressing their skin’s appearance  and concerns. Her favorite part of her job is conversing with patients to get insight into their wants, needs and expectations about aging, sorting through the myriad of products on the market and their skincare goals.  “Integrated skincare performed with integrity” it’s a mantra Jennifer embodies and what has landed The Medspa as one of the top rated medical spas in the Triangle.Favorite beauty service: Eyelash tinting! The best way to make your eyes pop (of course after you use Latisse or Revitalash to grow long lush lashes!)Favorite skincare product: Hydrating B5 gel by Skinceuticals hands down! Comprised of Hyaluronic acid, EVERYONE can use it. Everyone needs it! Hydrates to create supple, flawless skin—I have used HA for a decade!Support the show (http://www.paypal.com)
Aug 16
54 min
Intro to SEASON 3: Vulnerability...We Should Talk <More> About That.
Uncertainty, risk, emotional exposure. This (according to the GREAT Brene Brown) is the definition of vulnerability.Sounds like a great way to kick off Season 3, right? In true WeSTAT fashion, the Two Jess(es) have decided to pick a theme to carry them through, along with their guests, this season of conversation and topic exploration. The heavy and the light sides of vulnerability will be the aim of this season&apos;s content production, and they invite you to join them as they ask the hard questions, sit in the light that it brings, together, as they continue on in their never ending quest to explore themselves.For more information or to support WeSTAT visit: https://www.westatpod.com/Check us out on paypal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=8SFVFR2PCFXW8&amp;source=urlSupport the show (http://www.paypal.com)
Aug 9
18 min
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