With Labor Day behind us, we’re inching toward the end of summer (global warming notwithstanding). We’ve had a great one, but maybe not by our usual “swimsuit and travel” standards. For us at STB, this season was all about re-centering and refocusing on what matters - our family...our dreams....our breakup with Postmates...okay, maybe we’re just redefining our relationship a little...Anyway, this episode features the magic of our Dream Team correspondents Erin Haywood, Soco Reynoso, Brandee Harris, Jody Jacobs, and Ryan Kelley. If you missed any of their episodes this summer, our Summer Recap will show you why you should be kind and rewind. You’ll be happy you did.
Meet Mr. Ryan Kelley, our favorite personal trainer and now a Dream Team Correspondent! It took some time, but fitness is becoming more and more important to us. Dani shares her secret to losing 37 pounds (Spoiler Alert: It was not cheeseburgers.) Dréa muses over the physical challenges of being older and Ryan reminds us that the word mediocrity is a painful word to hear. Listen, we're all works in progress and forward is the pace. Let's. Do. This....and by ‘this', we mean happy hour...because it's still FRIDAY! But training starts tomorrow!
Phew! Jody my Jody came through with some deep thoughts. And that’s why we’ve asked him to be the 4th member of our illustrious dream team. We just know he’s going to bless ya’ll immensely with some life coach realness. Summer is a really great time for a refresh, so in between the unofficial (maybe even unsolicited) #hotgirlsummer that is currently upon us, we’re taking the time to ask the tough questions... in between sips of our Frose, of course...Who are you at your core? What do you (not your Mom) want out of life? What are the signs that you are headed in the wrong/right direction? Per usual, we have some ideas...tap the #linkinbio and listen up!
In the third installment of the "Meet Our Dream Team Tour”, we will introduce you to our resident “It Girl”, Brandee Harris. She’s a ‘Jacquelyn' of all trades who stays helping us get our life together. Join us as we discuss millennial motherhood direct from Brandee, a mother of two. In this episode you’ll hear what she has to say about a multitude of topics ranging from starfish to self-image. Trust us, there’s something in this episode for everyone. Oh, and one last thing… “Drogon, wherever you are, we hope you’re happy."
On this episode we introduce our second dream team correspondent - Soco Reynoso. She is our resident “Dr. Glow Up” AKA mental health expert! Join us as she navigates us through a discussion on Depression. There are plenty of jew-ells and takeaways like how to identify, accept, and combat the effect of Depression. Life is hard and that’s okay. We are in this together, y’all.
This episode is designed to call out the impostors out there. And unless you’ve got life fully figured out (If that is you, congratulations. We want you on the show) we’re talking to you. Tune in as we dig into identifying and combating Impostor Syndrome. You’ll also find out who’s had to learn the hard way that pettiness never wins and why we take umbrage with that GOT finale.
How can we handle that voice that mocks our ability to take risks or do something outside of our comfort zone? With our own voices screaming just as loud, we try to figure out the secret of boxing out your inner critic. “Judgey Moments with Dréa” makes a comeback and Dani drops some amazing advice for those who just can’t seem to mind their business: H20 works wonders. Hopefully the lessons we’ve gained from our inner battles inspire you to conquer your own...
What’s your secret to keeping your inner critic quiet?
We couldn’t let too much time go by before taking a moment to honor the life of Nipsey Hussle. Tune in as we discuss the lessons we learned from his life as well as how to move forward in a way that continues to perpetuate the legacy he left behind. #themarathoncontinues 🏁
With March being “International Women’s Month”, we had to show out for the ladies. Join us as we discuss our journey into womanhood, sexual health, and female intuition. You’ll also find out why we are trying to make “T-shirt & NO Panties On” a movement. This episode is brought to you by the power of femininity and Rosé. You’re welcome.
Tune in for this week’s SpinOff, "For Your Consideration." This topic allows us to share the content that is helping us live our best life. Find out what book inspired Dréa to visit Ghana and what’s got Dani singing “Oh happy day”! Hint: Winter is Coming!
If you’ve been following the news as of late, no doubt you’ve heard two names ad nauseam - R. Kelly & Jussie Smollett. This SpinOff is a conversation about the feelings and opinions we’ve had watching Black celebrities we admire involved in scandal. Tune in as we discuss where our stance as fans and consumers fall...
Let’s face it. Between Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly, it’s been a rough Black History Month. That said, Black excellence still aboundeth. Welcome to the 2nd Annual STB Black List Awards!! We got together with some of our friends to discuss all the amazing contributions to the culture in 2018. Join us as we shout out icons of our culture who make us Black and Proud.
So you started 2019 with a BANG, huh? You tryna make sure it’s YOUR YEAR, huh? Well, we believe you will, IF you do the mental work (care) necessary to “Keep that Same Energy.” Soco Reynoso - @myfavoritetherapist - joined us for a deeply insightful and entertaining conversation on how to make this year (and every year) one of our best...like for real for real. FAIR WARNING: You just might breathe easier after listening...We’d also love to introduce our first unofficial installation of Random Revelations...because we were all over the place, hunty!!! Thanks for lending us your ears!
Join us as we dive into the 1-9 (Yes...Dani is still trying to bring that back) discussing what it means to measure a year. No more trying, striving, and being depressed when we don’t meet ALL of our goals by December 31st of every year. We’ve decided there has got to be a better way. So, tune in to find out how we arrived at the top of our 2019 season with a fresh new perspective for defining our year. We’ll tell you why the "Kids Baking Championship" is giving us all the feels and true to form, Dréa is on a mission to put the 'H' back in Humble. Because, vocabulary. We are Blerds. You cant ever say we didn’t warn you!
Spin The Bottle takin’ over for the 1-9 into the…wait. Let’s try that again…HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're ready to kick 2019 into full swing, but not without catching you up on some of the highs and lows of how last year concluded. This SpinOff is merely an interlude of all the exciting things in store for you, our beloved listener, and a sneak peak into our next full episode where we discuss how you measure a year. *cue “The Rent” classic* Thanks for starting your year off right by rockin’ with us!
The “Friend Zone” is all about your inner circle. The kind you carefully select because you want no kinda hateration in this dancerie (or soiree…whatever your truth is...) In this episode, we talk about the folks you absolutely need in your life. (P.S. You can trust them around your boo.) Plus we give you a few tips on recognizing the toxic people in your life and compare our “friendship/relationship goals.” You’ll never guess who made the list! Okay…you probably will…but try anyway!”
That’s all, folks - for now at least. We’re wrapping up the Getting Unstuck series with one of the most challenging concepts to grapple with: time. S.M.A.R.T. goals, objectives, vision boards. Yeah, we’ve all been there. But how do you break out of a rut if nothing is going your way? Wellst...we have a few ideas that might make you see your “Late Bloomer” status in a more positive light. We promise that you’re in good company! Dani’s jewells are shining brightly in this episode and Dréa’s revelation FINALLY has a little sunshine in it. It’s a good time, y’all.
Just like friends who clap on one and three...emotions make you cry sometimes. They might even hold you back from achieving your biggest dreams. Whether it’s deeper relationship with a friend, asking for a raise, or finally letting go of an ex...emotions can really get in the way of you taking the next leap. Think of them as overprotective parents, tryna keep you safe from this cold, cruel world. Spoiler Alert: You don’t have to let them run your life. Plot twist: You can’t just ignore them, either. (Ella Mai was really on to something...) Join us as we explore how to level up without getting caught up in your feelings. Spoiler Alert #2: It ain’t easy.
Join us for the 3rd installment of our “Getting Unstuck” series: Haters. During Bottle Talk, we define “hateration” and discuss how the way we address said “hating" may be keeping us mentally stuck. Also, find out what Hulu TV show has got Dani out here considering a move to Canada, why Soullection is giving Drea life, and why you need to go on ahead and splurge on Q-Tips instead of cotton swabs.
Join us as we dive into the 2nd of installment of our "Getting Unstuck" series entitled "Self Talk". Find out what’s going on in our brain, which brands of natural deodorant Dani is not a fan of, and why Dréa is all about rice these days.