Posts by Kelly

091: Accepting things that are out of your control

This episode is basically a counselling session for Kelly. Carly is not a dweller and when things don’t go her way, she moves on quickly. Kelly, on the other hand, is a card carrying control freak and when things happen that are out of her control, it really rocks her world. In today’s episode the…

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090: How to create good habits

This week Kelly and Carly delve into the land of forming good habits and give their tried and true tips and tricks for creating habits that last. Topics include: Shorter to do lists Positive momentum Scheduling tasks and apps to help you do that Reminders Habit setting mindset Lowering barriers Understanding how habits are formed…

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089: Our top 10 productivity tips for 2018

It’s the first episode for 2018 so Kelly and Carly kick off with a bit of a catch up – sharing what they’ve been up to in the two months since they last recorded. From there, it’s straight into 10 tips for making 2018 your most productive year ever! Focus on happiness Block yourself from…

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088: The Year in Review

It’s hard to believe but the end of 2017 is nigh! In this, their last episode for the year, Kelly and Carly take the opportunity to reflect on what’s felt like a really long year. They answer: What worked for you in 2017? What did you enjoy? Who did you enjoy spending time with? What…

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087: 10 lifestyle detoxes we should all try at least once

What’s a lifestyle detox? It’s simply taking something out of your life for a bit – be it a day, a week, a month … and seeing whether doing so makes your life better. Sometimes you take the thing out and then decide to keep it out. Sometimes taking the thing out simply allows you hit…

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086: How to deal with heartbreak

In this episode Kelly and Carly talk about dealing with heartbreak: break ups, break downs, loss of loved ones. Covered in this episode: Heartbreak isn’t just related to romantic love Individual response to heartbreak Tried and true heartbreak recovery tips Unusual heartbreak recovery tips Listener suggestions from the beautiful Straight and Curly community LISTEN IN

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085: Gretchen Rubin’s ‘The Four Tendencies’

So we’ve started a book club! Well, Kelly set it up but a lovely listener, Lauren Osborne, runs it! The goal is to read a self-improvement book each month … and then discuss that book the month after. The first book we read was, of course, Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies. In this episode we…

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084: Fasting vs Calorie Counting for Weight Loss

This week Kelly and Carly discuss the benefits of calorie counting vs intermittent fasting for weight loss. Kelly maintains her weight without too much difficulty while Carly’s has had a life long struggle with keeping her weight under control. Both have experimented with fasting this year so this episode is the opportunity for them to…

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083: Holiday Season Survival Tips

This week Kelly and Carly offer their best tips for surviving the Christmas and New Year period without going broke, fighting with your family, gaining 5 kilos or breaking up your marriage. We also asked our listeners for their advice and we got some corkers out of it. In this episode we cover: The 10…

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082: How to fight fair

This week Kelly and Carly discuss conflict and how to manage it without falling into a heap. Topics covered: Understanding the cause of the conflict Admitting when you’re wrong Focussing on a resolution instead of winning Recognising your conflict partner’s fighting style Choosing your timing and words carefully That very dry article Carly found about…

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BONUSODE: A Real-Life Approach to Diet and Lifestyle Detoxes

Last year Kelly arranged for a whole bunch of Straight and Curly shows to be transcribed because some of our listeners were keen to be able to read back over some of their favourite shows. While going over those transcripts, she realised there was a fair amount of solid information contained within and thought, ‘Hmm,…

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081: How We Eat

In this episode, Kelly and Carly revisit their popular diet series and have a detailed chat about where they stand on things like sugar, wheat/gluten and meat. They then go into detail about what a typical eating day for them looks like, along with  the personal preferences, philisophies and physical realities that  dictate how and…

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080: The hidden load at home

This week Kelly and Carly dissect the hidden role of (mostly) women as the administrators of their household. Remembering that we’re running low on toilet paper. That it’s dress up day at the kids’ school on Friday. That we need to tell everyone what to bring to the BBQ on Saturday. The list goes on…

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079: Life Hack Experiment – Single-tasking

Multi-tasking. We all do it. And most of us think we’re really good at it. But research has shown there is really no such thing. What we all call multi-tasking is actually task switching – going back and forth rapidly between tasks. The problem with task switching is it’s inefficient and burns through brain energy…

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078: Should You Ever Work For Free?

In creative industries in particular, working for free to gain exposure and build relationships that allow you to ascend the career ladder faster goes with the territory. In other words, anyone who’s a successful creative has done it. Which is why it frustrates Carly and Kelly to hear successful folk tell up and comers they…

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