Whenever I have to describe my blog to a brand or an agency, I always say that it’s a life and style blog and that I cover anything and everything that I’d share with a friend. Whenever I’m typing, I actually feel like I’m having a conversation. (Which is why I so appreciate comments!)
I’ve been having a lot of conversations with friends lately and a few things keep coming up between different groups. Thought it could be an interesting post to see what your thoughts were and if you and your friends were talking about something similar (or something totally new!).
– Brené Brown on Netflix
I put this on my Instagram story earlier this week and it seems like we’re not alone in our obsession. I’m familiar with Brené Brown for a while and have watched her Ted Talk (as I believe a lot of people have). I haven’t read any of her books though. Meghan told me to watch her new special on Netflix and wow, it’s good. I intended on watching a few minutes every morning before work for a little motivation each day, but ended up watching the whole thing in one sitting. Couldn’t turn it off. So much resonated with me and I essentially started to live text Meghan with my favorite lines.
She has podcasts with Goop and Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations that I have heard are both great. Adding them to my queue!!!
I am obsessed with menstrual cups and whenever I get the chance, I tell my girlfriends about it. Some of my girlfriends have been receptive and some think I’m absolutely nuts. But honestly, they are incredible and have totally changed my opinion on periods. Especially with summer coming up, I’ve been basically screaming it from the rooftops. The fact that you can swim and be at the beach/pool all day without having to worry about tampons is a huge selling point.
Most of the time that we’re talking about it is me just answering questions, haha. Youtube helped me out a lot and I think it will for anyone else who is on the fence.
CBD oil is also something that has been coming up a lot. I have three camps of friends: all for it, neutral, and totally against. I’ve been in the neutral camp for a while. I just didn’t know enough about it to make an informed decision one way or another. But one of my friends made a pretty compelling case for it and I think I’m more open to trying it than ever before. Things are popping up everywhere nowadays with CBD oil from lattes to massages and I think the hype is brushing off on me.
– How to have tough conversations with friends
It’s funny because I was experiencing this in one particular pocket of friendship and I kind of felt alone in it. But then (after actually having the tough conversation), I felt like it just kept coming up again and again. At Grace’s live podcast show, they had a big conversation around this (and everyone on the panel had totally different takes) and then I swear a different friend every week was talking about having to have a tough conversation themselves. All of a sudden I felt not alone.
As horrible as it can be to sit down with a friend and talk about hard stuff, it’s usually a sign that it’s a friendship you care about. Which means, it’ll ultimately be worth it. I know I’m not the best about having those talks right up front, and instead, I hold stuff in until I’m ready to burst (not good….). But I know it’s better to deal with the tough stuff ASAP so it doesn’t turn into a larger issue down the road.
– Instagram Likes
Yes, a good chunk of my friends are bloggers so we’re typically talking about industry stuff on the reg anyway. The news of Instagram potentially not showing how many likes a post gets anymore has been a major topic of discussion. And I’m sharing it here because I think it’s relevant for everyone, influencer (gag, I know) or not.
I think it’s great. Like really great. Not just from a business perspective (ultimately I think it’s another case study for the importance of focusing on the right things like conversion and not fluff like likes), but also from a mental health perspective. Deriving value from likes is not healthy and I can only imagine what it would have been like to have this essential popularity contest in high school.
Have you had any great discussions with friends lately??