Episode 13: How to Reflect on Your Year (Without Having a Meltdown)

Episode 13: How to Reflect on Your Year (Without Having a Meltdown)

Helloooo my love! (Is love too strong? That’s strong…) Hellooooo my platonic internet friend I send voicemails to!

This week has got me reflecting: Partly because it’s the first week of July ( the beginning of the last half of the year), partly because Rihanna told me to, and partly because it’s my birthday week (WOOO!).

As both an ambitious and emotional person, I’ve learned there’s a right way and a wrong way to reflect on life—and by “right way,” I mean the way that allows you to reflect on your successes and failures without having an existential meltdown.

Episode 11: Don't Let Your Inspiration Go Sour (Here's How)

Episode 11: Don't Let Your Inspiration Go Sour (Here's How)

You know that feeling when you’re totally inspired by something (like a friend, someone on social media, an idea, anything really) and because of this thing, you’re filled with motivation and energy to change your life? But then, suddenly, that inspiration turns on you—and instead of feeling motivated and inspired, you now feel like sh*t, ashamed you haven’t accomplished anything close to that yet, or overwhelmed by all the ways you’ll never be enough? Asking for a friend.

Episode 10: How to build confidence, even if you have low self-esteem (who doesn't!?)

Episode 10: How to build confidence, even if you have low self-esteem (who doesn't!?)

I’m about to release my book, Find Your F*ckyeah: Stop Censoring Who You Are and Discover What You Really Want (via Chronicle Books, in September 2019!)—so naturally, I’ve been having a crisis of confidence, because, you know, sharing art is always terrifying. So, today’s voicemail is as much for me as it is for you—because I’ve learned some stuff about confidence you just CAN’T UNSEE, stuff that will change your life.

Episode 9: You're not lazy, your brain is glitching. (How to avoid the scam of multitasking and still get things done.)

Episode 9: You're not lazy, your brain is glitching. (How to avoid the scam of multitasking and still get things done.)

Hi hello hey there hiiiiii! Today I'm calling to clarify (1) no, you're not lazy, (2) no, you're not bad at your job, and (3) your brain is glitching, because—drumroll please—it turns out "multitasking" is a scam.

In this voicemail, I breakdown the science behind why multitasking is actually "switch-tasking"—and what that's doing to your ability to focus + get anything done. (Hint: very bad things. Your brain needs a hug.)

I also explain why your attention span is your only limited inner resource—and give practical tips for how to stay productive without giving into to the billions of dollars worth of advertising around "productivity," "efficiency," and "multitasking." Hint: studies show the most productive people do ONE thing at at time. (WTF?!)

Oh, and more heavy breathing, loud trucks, and threats of rain. Good stuff.

Episode 8: Mindfulness for People Already Rolling Their Eyes

Episode 8: Mindfulness for People Already Rolling Their Eyes

Hello! How the hell are ya? (hahahaha I’ve never said that in my life.) Today’s voicemail about mindfulness is for everyone rolling their eyes - because I don’t blame you. Meditation / mindfulness is uber trendy; it’s basically the “kale” of modern spirituality. Get ready for the simplest breakdown of mindfulness ever (no joke, I sum it up in four words), the garbled sound of wind in my earbuds, and a comment about my armpit sweat from way out of left field. You’re welcome.

Episode 6: Stop Trying to Be Productive All the Time

Episode 6: Stop Trying to Be Productive All the Time

Oh my gawd oh my gawdohmygawd hi!!! How does time work? Please explain. Somehow it’s been a month since I called, and for good reason—lots of new stuff happening in my professional life. But today I’m calling to talk about our societal obsession with “productivity,” why we need to knock it off—and…

Episode 2: Gratitude for People Already Rolling Their Eyes

Episode 2: Gratitude for People Already Rolling Their Eyes

Hey. Hello, Hi. Helloooo. I'm calling you on December 23rd, deep into the holiday season of 2018. The holidays can be great, but they can also be weird and difficult for some of us. In this episode, I talk about the secret antidote to holiday depression, anxiety, and loneliness known as "gratitude"—and what…