Perennials Podcast
Episode 64: Spring Cleaning with Melissa Adamo and Jessica Gaeta

Episode 64: Spring Cleaning with Melissa Adamo and Jessica Gaeta

April 16, 2021

There's something about springtime that can bring a renewed sense of energy and a desire to declutter, freshen up, make space, and look forward with hopefulness. That's why I decided to talk to Monica Geller and Danny Tanner--I mean, sorry, my cleanest and most organized friends and previous Perennials guests Melissa Adamo and Jessica Gaeta. Join us as we discuss cleaning for company, writing everything down, meeting resistance, and managing gendered pressures and expectations around housekeeping that impact our relationships to ourselves and the people we love most. And, of course, we talk about Jess's planner. 

Be sure to follow Jess @organziedbyjess on Instagram for organization inspiration!

Episode 63: Parenting Ourselves with Sheryl Paul, Part 2

Episode 63: Parenting Ourselves with Sheryl Paul, Part 2

April 9, 2021

In Part 2 of our conversation about learning to parent ourselves, Sheryl Paul and I get into even deeper and richer territory--the territory of heart and soul.  We talk about tuning into what's happening in our bodies and in our hearts, and having patience and compassion for whatever we find. We talk about both reaching out for connection and strengthening our inner sense of self. And then there's the most mysterious but equally important key to parenting ourselves that Sheryl speaks to at the end of the episode--connecting to something bigger than us.  

Episode 62: Parenting Ourselves with Sheryl Paul, Part 1

Episode 62: Parenting Ourselves with Sheryl Paul, Part 1

April 2, 2021

My first-ever Perennials guest is back! This time, beloved therapist and author (whom I'm lucky to call my aunt!) Sheryl Paul and I are talking about learning to parent ourselves. This topic comes up a lot in Sheryl's work as a therapist: the practice of strengthening the part of ourselves that can hold space for big feelings, offer ourselves and others compassion and, with steady wisdom, discern how to act in accordance with our values. 

In addition to talking about relating to our emotions, we also talk about the extremely practical, mundane parts of parenting ourselves: taking responsibility for the less fun parts of life, like basic household upkeep, and how to work with resistance around these tasks. 

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our conversation next week! 

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