July 19, 2022

Financial Literacy

I’ve been hearing a lot of economic scare talk lately. And frankly, I struggle to understand half the words that come out of people’s mouths like recession, inflation and interest rates. It’s time to get financially literate so we can prepare for whatever comes our way. Are we really headed toward a recession or is the media just playing this up? How can I improve my money habits so I can save more and splurge less? Let’s tawk.

July 5, 2022

Body Insecurity

For decades, I have struggled with accepting certain parts of my body. I worry that as soon as I walk into a room, the first thing people notice about me is what I feel most vulnerable about. As women, we aren’t used to talking about our intimate body parts because those conversations aren’t normalized – they don’t feel safe or relatable. Although we have similar anatomy, it all looks very different. And these differences are nothing to be ashamed about. So where do these insecurities stem from? Do all women battle with this? Let’s tawk.

June 28, 2022

Middle School

I still have so many tender but challenging memories of my early teenage years. The teasing from classmates. The body changes that everyone seemed to notice. The life-changing conversations that at first felt fleeting but have stuck with me since. And now as a parent, I’m realizing that I play a significant role in how my own children experience this formative period in their lives. I can help guide them through the murky waters of middle school, but are they actually going to want that? Am I equipped to do it? Let’s tawk.

June 21, 2022

Let’s Tawk with Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson is undeniably talented. When I was a teenager, I would wait by the radio for her songs to be played and was just constantly blown away by the sheer power of this woman. Her voice alone allowed her to breakthrough as a female rockstar in a time that was dominated by men. With her newest album, Fierce Bliss, that power is coming through as strong as ever. Did she ever doubt herself? Where did she get all of her confidence? Ann Wilson and I tawk.

June 14, 2022

COVID Summer

I’d like to start out with the caveat that I recorded this episode during the height of having COVID. It was so challenging to collect my thoughts and feel in control of anything. Which, oddly enough, is exactly how I feel going into this summer. It’s the first summer where I’ve planned almost nothing for my kids and where they are more autonomous than ever and I’m having a hard time with that. Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves to provide the perfect summers for our kids? Let’s tawk.

June 7, 2022

Let’s Tawk with Belinda Carlisle

When you’re a creator – whether a movie producer like me or a famous pop singer/songwriter like Belinda Carlisle from the Go-Go’s – the pressure to constantly make award-winning content starts to weigh you down. If you make a #1 song or a box office hit…it only gets worse. How can we actually regain control of our lives and creativity? How do we reteach ourselves where our value really comes from? Belinda Carlisle and I tawk.

May 31, 2022

Overcoming Shame

I think shame is something everybody experiences and carries. For me, it’s very different from embarrassment or guilt, even though guilt is oftentimes a byproduct of that shame. Some of us have found ourselves in uncomfortable or traumatic situations that have led to years of negative thoughts and feelings that later manifest themselves in unhealthy ways. But can we move past it all and live in the present for our own sake? To heal? Let’s tawk.

May 24, 2022

Setting Boundaries

The second I feel like I’ve been hurt by someone my instinct is to just move away, and that has cost me so many relationships in my life. I’ve learned it’s far better to set boundaries. Personal boundaries are the foundation of self respect. For me, it’s easier to set them up with the newer people in my life. But how do you set fresh boundaries with the people you’ve known for a long time? Let’s tawk.

May 17, 2022

Invasive Curiosity

I think our desire to know every detail about the personal lives of celebrities is a sickness. Leaked pictures. Stolen birth certificates. Private videos. There’s no end! Why do we feel like we deserve this information? Are we trying to fill the voids in our own lives? And is there a difference between what we want to learn about famous people and regular people? Let’s tawk.

May 17, 2022

Imposter Syndrome

‘What have I done that is worthy?’ This question lives in my head, rent free. In an effort to continually achieve, I ignore every success I have had. The truth is I struggle with imposter syndrome. Why do I feel this way? Why do so many women feel this way? And why, as we learn in the episode, doesn’t Jaxon feel this way?? Let’s tawk.