The Struggle Bus: Self-Care, Mental Health, and Other Hilarious Stuff

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about how sleep is wonderful, inside and out of blanket cocoons. Then they answer listener emails about being on a board of directors with ~complicated~ people and how to handle (and help your kids handle) the suicide of a friend. 

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

2:42 Opening Jibber Jabber

17:24 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

20:11 Email #1: Being on a board of directors with ~complicated~ people

43:40 Email #2: How to handle (and help your kids handle) the suicide of a friend

58:01 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick

Direct download: Episode_98__Casing_the_Joint.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about self-care in the form of meditation and writing strongly-worded letters. Then they answer listener emails about sexual abuse between children, living with an emotionally abuse parent when you’re an adult, and how to deal with having to work alongside a toxic ex-friend.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

3:29 Opening Jibber Jabber

9:19 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

14:11 Email #1: Sexual abuse between children

24:49 Email #2: Living with an emotionally abuse parent

40:35 Email #3: How to deal with having to work alongside a toxic ex-friend

55:34 Song Of The Week - Katharine's pick

Direct download: Episode_97__Opportunity_to_Practice.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 7:54am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about two debuts: Katharine in New York Neo-Futurists and Sally on the Babes Watch Buffy podcast. Then they answer questions about how to chill with compulsive social media and app checking and how to cope with intense change in a relationship.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

2:45 Opening Jibber Jabber

19:22 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

24:04 Email #1: How to chill with checking social media

35:24 Email #2: Coping with intense change in a relationship

54:11 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick

Direct download: Episode_96__Is_That_All_There_Is_.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber for a pretty long time. Then they answer emails about negotiating cleanliness standards when you’re living with your partner and the pressure of being a perfect role model queer couple.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

5:23 Opening Jibber Jabber - Sally has some issues with signs, and Katharine is premiering with the New York Neo-Futurists

18:55 A Thing We Did (for Self Care)

23:05 Email #1: Cleanliness when cohabitating with a partner

35:19 Email #2: Being a role model queer couple

57:30 Song Of The Week - Katharine's pick

Direct download: Episode_95__Katharine_Invented_Time_Stamps.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode, Kate and Sally talk about sleeping, zoning out, and the Baby Worship Industrial Complex. They answer listener emails about dealing with men when you’ve had toxic ones in your past, dealing with a history of child sexual abuse by a sibling, and how to put content on the internet and deal with criticism.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus and we have some mic problems whilst talking about The Handmaid's Tale

5:28 MIC PROBLEMS ARE FIXED, Handmaid's Tale talk continued, and Opening Jibber Jabber

12:59 A Thing We Did (for Self Care)

17:14 Email #1: How to move forward after painful experiences with men

42:30 Email #2: Navigating adult family dynamics after childhood sexual abuse from a sibling

1:00:12 Email #3: How to bare your soul on the internet

1:16:10 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick

Direct download: Episode_94__Sleepy_Weather.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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