On Wednesdays We Wear Blazers
54: Feeling Stuck

54: Feeling Stuck

January 20, 2021

We've all been there - at one point or another, whether in a friendship, a romantic relationship, a job, a health routine, or a financial situation, we've felt STUCK, in a rut, like we are sinking in quicksand -  unable to move forward and unable to imagine staying.  

Anxious, overwhelmed, hopeless, afraid, helpless, paralyzed - these are the words associated with feeling stuck. YUCK.  Fret not, the podcast gets happier - we promise. 

Are we ever truly stuck, Blazer Nation?  Time stops for no-one  - #wearenotthatspecial.  When we are feeling stuck, our problem is that we are thinking wrong.  Join Katie and Nora's conversation and unlock your power to break free from the rut of being stuck.  Learn to quit talking and start doing.  Move from overwhelmed to in-control.  From hopeless to hopeful. From afraid to excited.  From helpless to confident and from paralyzed to able. YOU can do it - just do something!

As always, we want to hear from (gorgeous) YOU!!  Have you been feeling stuck?  What is one small step you can make?  Share your secrets of making a change and changing your thinking.  How are your resolutions coming along?Spill the tea - we want to hear it all!!

 

Let's keep showing 2021 who's boss - for reals!!

 

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53: Living with Integrity - Easier said than done.

53: Living with Integrity - Easier said than done.

January 13, 2021

What do you do when no one is watching, Blazer Nation?  Do you keep your promises?  Do you tell the truth?  Are you a person of your word?  This week, Katie and Nora talk integrity - in the workplace, in your relationships and with yourself.  We talk the talk, but do we walk the walk?  Dive deep in the “I” word to avoid the traps, follow your moral compass and stay the course.  How does your self-story get in the way of living a life of integrity?  Before we can be our best selves we need to know ourselves.  In order to honor our truth we need to be honest with ourselves about WHO we want to be and WHAT our values are.  What virtues are our non-negotiables?  At our core, what is our character?  Are we the person we say we are when the path gets difficult?  Do we falter in the face of adversity? Do we cut corners?   This episode is an integral (see what I did there?) part of our journey to become, be, and remain our best selves - so tune in!

 

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As always, we want to hear from (gorgeous) YOU!!  Do you believe you live with integrity?  What trips you up?  Have you been successful in your resolutions (let’s get to that 8%)?  Share your tips and tricks? How much water are you drinking?  What is your self-story and how does it align with the person you aim to be? Is your self- story in line with or in conflict with your integrity? Spill the tea - we want to hear it all!!

 

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52: Auld Lang Syne - Adios 2020, you dumpster fire you!  Bring on the RESOLUTIONS!!

52: Auld Lang Syne - Adios 2020, you dumpster fire you! Bring on the RESOLUTIONS!!

January 6, 2021

Happy New Year, Blazer Nation!  New year, new us, right??  This year I am going to lose 50 pounds, pay off all debt, quit booze, stop drinking caffeine, run a marathon, become a golf pro, cure cancer, and purchase every child a puppy dog.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I could never stop drinking caffeine - hello?  COFFEE!!  

If you're anything like 92% of the population, Blazer Nation, you have follow-through issues when it comes to your resolutions. Why is it so difficult to make, keep and succeed when it comes to the goals we set for ourselves?  Perhaps it's because of our lack of planning.  Because we search for the easy way out. We lack follow through and support.  We have an inability to see the forest through the trees. Maybe we aren't willing to make a "firm purpose of amendment" (thank you, Bob Conlon).  What if the self-story we tell ourselves is in direct conflict with our goal?

This week Katie and Nora hash all things resolutions and we invite you along on our journey.  Let's finally be part of the eight percent, Blazer Nation. Let's stop being wishy washy and start believing in ourselves and trusting in our ability to work hard for what we want.

As always, we want to hear from (gorgeous) YOU!!  What are your resolutions?  Have you been successful in your goals?  Share your tips and tricks?  How do you think Katie is faring in her 75 Hard AF Day challenge?  What is your self-story and how does it align with the person you aim to be? We want to hear it all!!

Let's show 2021 who's boss - for reals!!

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51:  The B-Word.  Boundaries.  Get your heads right, bitches.

51: The B-Word. Boundaries. Get your heads right, bitches.

December 23, 2020

Boundaries.  Wanna talk about 'em?  Well here it goes...  Free your mind, Blazer Nation and tune in this week to gab with the girls about boundaries.  Not to be confused with over-sharing (think - areolas), boundaries are the limits you decide work for you on how others can treat you, how others can behave around you, and what others can expect from you. You might have a boundaries problem if, you're constantly taking responsibility for other people's feelings and reactions and/or expecting others to take responsibility for your own feelings or reactions.  Sound complicated?  Not your circus, Blazer Nation.  Struggle with guilt? Anxiety? Decision making?  Sounds like a boundaries problem to us. Setting clear boundaries is a sign of physical and emotional health.  You don't need to please everyone.  You don't need to sacrifice your own comfort and well-being for the sake of anyone else's. Repeat after Nora. "No." Did you know that "no" is a complete sentence? Explanation not needed.  Stop pleasing and start living. Gain confidence.  Earn respect.  Walk the walk and blazer up!

As always, we want to hear from (gorgeous) YOU!!  Did this episode resonate?  Do you struggle with establishing clear boundaries?  Are you a people pleaser?  How have you handled a boundary blunder?  What are your top threes?  We want to hear it all!!

We'll be taking a Holiday Hiatus, BUT can't wait to re-connect in the new year!  See you back in Blazer Nation on January 6th, 2021 (woohooo!!!) - until then, be well, be safe, be happy and be kind! xoxo

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50: Thank you for being a friend.  Travel down the road and back again.Your heart is true… you know you’re singing it…

50: Thank you for being a friend. Travel down the road and back again.Your heart is true… you know you’re singing it…

December 16, 2020

"Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer."

There's a party in Blazer Nation as Katie and Nora celebrate the 50th episode of On Wednesdays We Wear Blazers, and, let it be said, that Katie and Nora know how to party.  Tune in and listen to us and a few of our faithful followers dish all things friendship.  In honor of our 50th, we decided to invite some BN friends to the discussion to dish and celebrate with us.  So, what are the benefits of friendship?  The social structures?  The hierarchy of friendship?  The traps of friendship?  And - do you have the eight types of friends needed for success??  Are you a sampler in search of your polar opposite?  A tight knitter in need of a wise mentor? Perhaps a compartmentalizer seeking a brutally honest confidant?  Have you reached best friend status or all you still hovering in the close friend zone?  What's key? Reciprocity.  Chemistry. Voluntary engagement and, of course, CONNECTION.  Move over acquaintances and FaceBook friends, Blazer Nation is looking for quality over quantity in the friendship department. And, how do you know when a friendship has run its course?  

 

Thank you so much to our guests, our community and YOU for making Blazer Nation the incredible network it has become.  It feels great and we are honored to call you friends.

As always, we want to hear from (gorgeous) YOU!!  Did this episode resonate?  What is your definition of friendship?  Are you a sampler, a compartmentalizer or a tight knitter?  Do you have a friend you want to give a special shout-out to?  How do you handle the dreaded friend break up?  And, do you think Bob passed out directly after recording? We want to hear it all...  

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49: Love:  The hormones made me do it!  No, really - they did.

49: Love: The hormones made me do it! No, really - they did.

December 9, 2020

Remember the honeymoon phase?  The days where everything he or she said was perfection?  The magical make-out sessions that you hoped would never end?  Now think of the moments when his breathing irritated you?  The times you thought looking at her for one more second might make you puke? Was it his lopsided face?  Her smell of communicable disease or hereditary incompatibility (it's totally a thing)? What makes us such suckers for love?  And, why can love be such a sucker punch?  This week Katie and Nora fall hard for and dive deep into the L-Word.  That's right, Blazer Nation - we are talking LOVE.  Learn about the four stages of love and how our hormones totally f&*k us up at every turn.  Forgive yourself - the dopamine made you blind.  Let go of the past - it was all that crazy oxytocin.  Who knew serotonin was such a cock block?

As always, we want to hear from (gorgeous) YOU!!  Did this episode resonate?  Do you feel lighter? Let us know how hormones renewed or ruined your faith in LOVE? What phase of LOVE are you currently in?  Do you judge other people's relationships by the snippiness in their tone?  What do you think of sticky sheets? We want to hear it all...  

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48: The Power of Intuition - We have a feeling you’re gonna like this one

48: The Power of Intuition - We have a feeling you’re gonna like this one

December 2, 2020

Intuition, or the ability to understand something immediately without the need for conscious reasoning, is powerful and real.  When we are able to tap into and TRUST ourselves the world becomes our oyster, Blazer Nation.  This week Katie and Nora gab about the powerful connections between our intuition and our mental well being.  Learning how to listen to our gut and trusting our ability to understand ourselves leads to a calmer, happier and better  YOU.  So tune in (literally and figuratively) and let your internal compass shine.  Learn the difference between expansive and contractive feelings, accept the gift that is fear, gain confidence and slow down.  If all else fails - remember to apologize later and get the hell out of situations that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.  As the OG's of True Crime podcasting always say - "F%&k politeness."

We want to hear from (gorgeous) YOU!!  When has your intuition, your North Star, if you will, saved you? What are your physical cues or warning signs?  When has listening to your gut served you well?  What gets in your way of tuning in?  We want to hear it all...  

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47:  Interruption: The conversation high-jacker is a connection killer

47: Interruption: The conversation high-jacker is a connection killer

November 25, 2020

I'm sorry, is my speaking interrupting you?  We've all been there - you're in a crowd, a conference room or in the comfort of your own home recounting a story, pitching an idea or sharing the happenings of your day when - BOOM!- you find yourself interrupted by your friend, colleague or partner.  Ummm, I thought I was speaking...  What do you do when you've been interrupted?  Better yet, Blazer Nation, how do you handle yourself as the interrupter?  This week, Katie and Nora gab about the faux pas that is interruption.  If everyone is talking then no-one is listening, so listen up!  There are several reasons why we are interrupted and why we interrupt.  Considering our many different communication styles, it's a wonder anyone of us can get a word in edge wise.  What are the best ways to address the chronic interrupter in your life? How can we make amends when we interrupt?  Tune in and hear all the tips and strategies we explore because at the end of the day, true connection is on the line.  Ahem - when in doubt, clearing your throat works wonders ;)

As always, we want to hear from YOU!!  Tell us your tales of interruptions past, present and future and spill the tea on strategies that may help to stop the conversation narcissist in her tracks.

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46:  The Rumination Dilemma - How NOT the stew with the best of the them

46: The Rumination Dilemma - How NOT the stew with the best of the them

November 18, 2020

Are you a dog with a bone?  Can you re-play an argument, interaction, criticism, comment or  behavior over and over?  Are you constantly second guessing yourself and choosing to live outside the moment?  You, Gorgeous, may be a world class "ruminator" - cue dramatic music.  Fret not, Blazer Nation - this week Katie and Nora talk about stopping the rumination cycle in its loop, and work through strategies that can help you to begin processing rather than spinning your wheels in the dreaded rumination realm.  Processing is healthy; ruminating is not.  Learn to avoid rumination triggers and most importantly decipher whether or not your type of thinking is helping you solve the problem or if your thinking is making you less confident in your abilities.  Remember, you've got this!

 As always, we want to hear from YOU!!  Tell us your rumination stories and spill the tea on strategies that have helped you move beyond the dreaded rumination realm.

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45:  Compassion - The Struggle is Real

45: Compassion - The Struggle is Real

November 11, 2020

What is compassion?  If you're like Nora, you think you know, but you're only going so far. There is a hierarchy to compassion - beginning with pity, inching towards sympathy, creeping into the empathy realm and ending with the big C.  Compassion is being willing to aid in someone else's struggle to end his or her suffering.  It's loaded, Blazer Nation.  It's easy to show compassion to those of us we love, but how can we give compassion to those people we cannot stand?  We live in a very polarizing world.  There is a lot of divisiveness around us - think politics, pandemic, social injustice, and unrest -  you smell what we're stepping in. How can we show compassion?  How can we take on the struggles of others when our own struggles can be suffocating.  Tune in this week and listen to Katie and Nora hash it out.  "Just like us," you too can follow the teachings of the Dalai Lama and practice being compassionate both with yourself and others.  Newsflash - like most areas in life, compassion is a muscle that needs to be flexed in order to grow.  Start the work here.

 As always, we want to hear from YOU!!  Give us the deets - how have you practiced compassion?  

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