067: What’s bothering us right now

Despite their best efforts to show people it’s not the case, some people seem to think Kelly and Carly swan through life without a care in the world. Most likely because neither of them like discussing their problems in the moment – they prefer to talk about the things they’ve fully processed and worked through.…

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066: Travel

Kelly and Carly have both travelled quite extensively within Australia and overseas. In this episode they discuss: Where they’ve been Where they’re dying to go Where they’re dying to go back to Travel hacks Money saving tips for travel How to manage the need for planning with the need for living in the moment when…

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065: Lucky Dip

Kelly asked her blog readers what topics they wanted her to write about. Several of the topics were super-interesting, but weren’t things she could write a full post on. She also wanted to get Carly’s view on a few of them. So Kelly and Carly tackle those questions together in this episode including: How do…

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064: Decision fatigue

Decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making. It is now understood as one of the causes of irrational trade-offs in decision making. Decision fatigue explains why we’re able to eat well in the morning, but make poor food choices at night. It…

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063: Striving vs Life

Josie has a conundrum – after spending most of her life striving relentlessly, she’s come to a place where she’s … satisfied. And it’s kind of freaking her out. Josie asked: Do you think it’s important to have goals in life and to strive, or is it just as valid to meander along? Do you…

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062: We recommend

This was a fun episode! One of their listeners asked Kelly and Carly for recommendations on: Books TV Foods to try Places to visit People they find interesting It provided an interesting opportunity for them to show just how different they are! LISTEN IN

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061: How to manage an existential crisis

Listener Saskia asked: “What do you do when you’ve achieved your goals? How do you deal with the existential dread of “this is the rest of my life”? How do you set new goals after doing the goals that you’ve strived to reach? What comes after schooling, babies, marriage, house, whatever you’ve pursued. What’s the…

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060: Is messiness really that bad?

This is a funny episode because neither girls are particularly messy types. That said, Kelly is anally tidy and cannot see the positives of any kind of messiness. So Carly goes in to bat for team ‘Messy’. While Kelly tried to convert listeners to the idea that ‘outer order contributes to inner calm’, Carly points…

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059: Tracking diet and exercise

Carly is a committed tracker, Kelly hates them because she hates things holding her to account (she feels she should be able to hold herself to account). But there is no denying it, if you have fitness or diet goals, trackers are incredibly useful. So, what are the pros and cons of fitness tracking? And…

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058: Having difficult conversations

Difficult conversations. For the conflict-averse (like Kelly) – they can be terrifying. But they’re also a necessary part of life, and essential for good relationships. Today, Kelly and Carly share their best tips for having effective difficult conversations including: Going into the conversation with a clear objective Avoiding the use of blaming language Mastering your…

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057: The comparison game

Comparisons are the thief of joy, we all know this. Yet, we don’t seem to be able to stop measuring ourselves and our achievements up against those of others. Can comparisons ever lead to something good? Can we cure ourselves of comparisonitis? Should we aim to crush the competition? Or collaborate with them? In this…

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056: How to focus

The irony of this episode is Carly and Kelly are generally credited with being highly focused and disciplined people. The reality is – they’re both easily bored, easily distracted and ridiculously twitchy. Which doesn’t lend itself to being particularly productive. Yet, they both manage to Get Stuff Done in a very efficient and effective manner.…

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055: Self-help – who should you listen to?

Jason Connell wrote a blog post entitled ‘Why I’ve lost faith in Tony Robbins (and most life coaches)’. The interesting thing about this was, Jason Connell is a life-coach-ish guy himself. Kelly and Carly didn’t agree with everything Jason said in his article, but it did raise some interesting questions: Who should you listen to when…

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054: 50 Shades of White Noise

Kelly’s friends specially requested this show; it pays homage to fact that she cannot sleep without the noise of a fan whirring in the background, and whoever rooms with Kelly when she goes away with her friends has to also room with her fan. Lucky them! Which brings us to the subject of sleep. What…

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053: A year of podcasting – our faves

Now that Kelly and Carly have officially been podcasting for a whole year, they thought it was a great opportunity to reflect on some of their favourite episodes. Kelly loved the shows they did on: Planning out a week Putting yourself out there Finding more time for hobbies Carly loved: Overthinking Dealing with negative feedback…

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