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Conscious Contact

Conscious Contact

By Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders
Do you hate small talk? Do you often think about how to live a meaningful life, and where we get our reference for what is important in life?
Join your hosts, Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they dive into how they reconnect with the present, pursue their bigger purpose (and how they found it), and put the phones down so they can actively participate in their lives.
If you want to learn along with us, subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Follow us on Instagram at @consciouscontactpodcast and @genaypeavey @sustainable_sue
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S2E18 Eating Sustainably: For Our Bodies & Sanity

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#34 Biologically Childless By Choice
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders they talk about their decision to not have biological children, how they came to that choice, how they parent others, and what pressures they had to consider. Join our book club here! We are reading Anger by Thich Nhat Hang (buy it here) If you like what you hear, you might like what you read. Sign up at this link for Susan's weekly essays to be delivered to your inbox. Find Susan on Instagram at this link or you can click here to message her directly. If you are craving more home building/home steading content, check out Genay's Instagram here and her and her partner Luke’s YouTube channel Acme Acres here. Links to mentions in the episode: You know you want to make the cinnamon rolls that brought Genay so much joy - you can find the link here
48:27
October 02, 2022
#33 Guilty Pleasures That Aren't
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders they talk about the origin of guilty pleasures, what makes them guilty (or not), and how they lean into things they love without shame. If you like what you hear, you might like what you read. Sign up at this link for Susan's weekly essays to be delivered to your inbox. If you are craving more home building/home steading content, check out Genay's Instagram here and her partner Luke’s YouTube channel Acme Acres here. Find Susan on Instagram at this link or you can click here to message her directly. Links to mentions in the episode: The podcast that led Susan down the path to watch the Bachelor/ette is linked here. Genay mentioned several true crime things that she enjoys. Check them out here: Crime Junkies (linked here) My Favorite Murder (linked here) Jeffery Dahmer on Netflix (linked here)
33:19
September 25, 2022
S2E20 Drama, Drama, Drama
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders they talk about Podcast Instagram: Linked Here Genay’s Instagram: Linked Here Renew Planner: Linked Here Acme Acres: Youtube Channel Link & Instagram Link If you want to connect with Susan on social media, you can find her on Instagram at this link. If you like what you heard, you might like what you read. To get more Susan in your inbox go here.Links to mentions in show: Sanditon TV Show: Here All Creatures Great And Small TV Show: Here
50:29
September 18, 2022
S2E19 Routines & Living Your Values
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders they talk about why they hate a "schedule" what they do to make sure their lives reflect their values, and all the pitfalls of rigidity that they fell into so that maybe you don't have to. Podcast Instagram: Linked Here Genay’s Instagram: Linked Here Renew Planner: Linked Here Acme Acres: Youtube Channel Link & Instagram Link Susan’s Instagram: Linked Here Sustainable Sue: Linked Here
48:09
September 11, 2022
S2E18 Eating Sustainably: For Our Bodies & Sanity
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders they talk about how they avoid brain drain by meal planning, how to use up those dang leftovers so they don't go to waste, and why choosing quality foods really does make a difference. Podcast Instagram: Linked Here Genay’s Instagram: Linked Here Renew Planner: Linked Here Acme Acres: Youtube Channel Link & Instagram Link Susan’s Instagram: Linked Here Sustainable Sue: Linked Here Links to mentions in show: The TV show on Hulu that reminded Susan there are always at least 3 sides to every story: Here Meal Planning Excel: On Etsy Here Force of Nature Meats: Order Here Misfit Market: Website Here Lacey and Drew Grim: Schoolhouse Farm Market North Carolina In Season Chart: Here Deep Run Roots Cookbook: Bookshop Link
59:20
September 04, 2022
S2E17 Fast Food + Other Convenience That Doesn't Satiate
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders they talk about how convenience isn't actually convenient, how easy doesn't mean better, and how they imperfectly work towards doing hard things that line up with their values. Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpodcast Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Acme Acres instagram.com/acmeacres.life Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: Egg Bites https://sustainablesue.com/2020/09/15/quick-breakfast-recipe-to-change-your-mornings/ Biscuits:  https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/flaky-buttermilk-biscuits/#recipe Buttermilk: https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/how-to-make-buttermilk/ Salt Fat Acid Heat Science Cookbook: https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9781476753836
47:43
August 28, 2022
S2E16 Mentors, Influencers and Fake Friends (What's The Difference?)
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders they talk about the people they allow into their lives to guide, entertain, and influence them! Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpodcast Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Acme Acres instagram.com/acmeacres.life Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: Susan's Links: Laura Tremaine Jessica Turner Kendra Adachi Genay's Links: Farmhouse Vernacular Channel Garden Answer Channel Homemaker Chic Podcast The Art of Home Podcast Outlaws (not criminals) on Amazon Prime
57:02
August 21, 2022
S2E15 Are You A Spiritual Gangster?
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders they talk about what it means to be spiritually gangster, who is sitting at their Mob dinner table, and ways to be ruthless and kind at the same time. Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpodcast Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Acme Acres instagram.com/acmeacres.life Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: Force of Nature Meats: https://forceofnature.com/ Lacey and Drew Grim's Farm Store: https://app.sourcewhatsgood.com/markets/the-schoolhouse-community-market/products The Offer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13111040/
43:53
August 14, 2022
S2E14 Taking Sh!t Personally
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders they talk about how much (or little) they take things personally, how they redirect those feelings, and how being a good person helps. Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpodcast Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Acme Acres instagram.com/acmeacres.life Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: Sustainable You: https://sustainablesue.com/sustainable-you-course/
42:15
August 07, 2022
S2E13 Extremism
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they dive into extremism, how that manifests for them, it's presence in the media, and how they stay more central in different areas of their lives. Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpodcast Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Acme Acres instagram.com/acmeacres.life Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: Episode with Mark Johnson Talking to Strangers: https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9780316299220 12 Rules for Life: https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9780345816023
01:02:15
July 31, 2022
S2E12 Perfectionism? Or Are You Already Perfect?
Join hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they talk about perfectionism, or lack there of. Coping skills galore! Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpodcast Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Acme Acres instagram.com/acmeacres.life Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: Childhood Episode Boredom Episode Sustainable You Time Tracker:  https://newslettersubscription.ck.page/83eaded87a Present Over Perfect: https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9780310816027 Spirituality of Imperfection: https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9780553371321
53:05
July 24, 2022
S2E11 Quilting, Cooking, and Failing. Hobbies galore!
Join hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they talk about hobbies, making time for creativity, and why failing is part of the process! Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpodcast Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: The Artist's Way https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9780143129257
51:05
July 17, 2022
S2E10 Procrastination And What Lies Beneath
Join hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they talk about their procrastination, how they get out of it and into action, and why it is normally a symptom of something deeper. Please leave us a review or comment if this episode left you feeling seen! Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpod Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: Dark Matter https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9781101904244
43:07
July 10, 2022
S2E9 Coping Skills We Learned From Our Experiences as Children, And How We Are Unlearning Them
Join hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders in this raw and honest reflection on their perceptions of their childhoods, what they did to cope with them, how they are healing as adults, and how they knew they needed to make that change. Please leave us a review or comment if this episode left you feeling seen! Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpod Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol or drugs please consult the resources below: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/alcohol-drug-hotline 866-343-4521 AA.org 866-210-1303
01:08:53
July 03, 2022
S2E8 Did We Almost Join A Cult? How We Met.
Join hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they talk about how they met, and how this podcast came to be! Please leave us a review or comment if this episode left you feeling seen! Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpod Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: The Artist's Way https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9780143129257
01:03:06
June 26, 2022
S2E7 Celebrating Susan's Birthday and YOU!
Join hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they dive into how they celebrate another year around the sun, the everyday, and each other! Please leave us a review or comment if this episode left you feeling seen! And PLEASE let us know if you have a birthday this month so we can celebrate! Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpod Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com
50:49
June 19, 2022
S2E6 Deep Breath... Let's Talk About Self Sabotage
Join hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they talk about their own self sabotage, how they notice it, and what they do to quiet that  voice. Please leave us a review or comment if this episode left you feeling seen! Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpod Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: Somebody Somewhere https://www.hbo.com/somebody-somewhere Hustle https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hustle_(2022_film)
50:35
June 12, 2022
S2E5 Planning Sustainably
Join hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they talk about their respective passions (planning and living sustainably) and how they intersect.  Please leave us a review or comment if this episode left you feeling seen! Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpod Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: Gretchen Rubin 4 Tendencies quiz: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/four-tendencies-quiz/ and book:  https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9781524760915 Sustainable Sue free time tracker:  https://newslettersubscription.ck.page/83eaded87a
46:01
June 05, 2022
S2E4 Recovery In All Forms
Join hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they dive into their versions of recovery, how they get out of spirals and anger, and what they do to recorrect when they find themselves off course. Please leave us a review or comment if this episode left you feeling seen! Podcast Instagram instagram.com/consciouscontactpod  Genay’s Instagram instagram.com/genaypeavey Renew Planner renewplanner.com Susan’s Instagram instagram.com/sustainable_sue Sustainable Sue sustainablesue.com Links to mentions in show: Link to CC podcast about race  https://anchor.fm/consciouscontact/episodes/S1E12-Cancel-Culture--Living-In-The-Grey--And-Being-A-Good-Person-Conscious-Contact-with-Mark-Johnson-e1hu4o4 Sustainable Sue's Bookmobile - get Susan's 5-star recommendations delivered to your inbox https://newslettersubscription.ck.page/d717ac6f02  Almost Everything by Anne Lamott https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9780525537441  Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh https://bookshop.org/a/13485/9780525522133
45:22
May 29, 2022
S2E3 Is Boredom Good or Bad?
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they talk about if letting yourself be bored is a good or bad thing! (Spoiler, it can be both.) When we let/find ourselves bored, how do we identify it? What can we do to fill the time? Is it truly boredom, or a case of avoiding what needs to be done? We get into it all on this episode. Please leave us a review or comment if this episode left you feeling seen or if you have put any of our experience into practice during your moments of boredom! Podcast Instagram Genay’s Instagram Renew Planner Susan’s Instagram Sustainable Sue Links to mentions in show: Cal Newport Cal Newport phantom part time job 5 Types of Boredom
01:04:26
May 22, 2022
S2E2 Conscious Contact In The Workplace
Join your hosts Genay Peavey and Susan Sanders as they dive into conscious contact in the workplace! No matter if you are in corporate America or a stay at home mom, your job is going to require you to interact with people at some point, and inevitably their will be disconnect. Either between energies, or opinions, or just emotional languages. And how do we battle the defeatist thoughts that exist only in our head?! How do we reconnect? Let’s talk about it! Please leave us a review or comment if this episode left you feeling seen or if you have put any of our experience into practice in your work place! Podcast Instagram Genay’s Instagram Renew Planner Susan’s Instagram Sustainable Sue Links to mentions in show: What your triggers mean Janky Sock (aka the best sock you've ever seen!)
45:03
May 15, 2022
S2E1 Huge Announcement And Diving Into Connection: Conscious Contact with Susan Sanders Part 2
Join Genay and her guest (soon to be COHOST!) Susan Sanders as they talk about what Conscious Contact means to them, and how they seek it. Links: Genay Susan Conscious Contact Podcast Affiliate disclaimer: Conscious Contact is an affiliate of Bookshop.org and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Book about introverts mentioned New book by same Author mentioned
57:37
May 08, 2022
S1E12 Cancel Culture, Living In The Grey, And Being A Good Person: Conscious Contact with Mark Johnson
Join host Genay and her guest Mark as they dive into the alternative to canceling someone (that could actually change them), showing up with compassion in your life, and living in the middle instead of at extremes. Links: Genay Instagram Conscious Contact Instagram Mark's Links
52:03
May 01, 2022
S1E11 Being A Southern Woman, The Call Of Home, And Good Ole Hospitality: Conscious Contact with Lexi
Join us on this episode as we wax poetic about our southern upbringings, the challenge our accent presents us with, and how we turn it into an asset, plus finding true peace in the stillness of life.  Genay's Instagram Conscious Contact  A New Pair of Glasses by Chuck C Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol or drugs please consult the resources below: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/alcohol-drug-hotline 866-343-4521 AA.org 866-210-1303
01:01:40
April 25, 2022
S1E10 The Writing Process: Conscious Contact with W J Long III
Join host Genay and author W J Long III as they dive into his writing process, why he loves science fiction, and why he chose to write a book. Buy Children of the Black HERE Will's Instagram Genay's Instagram
40:07
April 10, 2022
S1E9 Pondering Courtesy, If The Matrix Is Real, And The Existence Of God: Conscious Contact with Jamaal Murphy
Join two friends as they pun their way down the rabbit hole of contemplating their own existence, what it means to be nice, and who's in charge of the game of life. Links: Jamal  We Like It So What Instagram Listen Genay Conscious Contact
01:05:15
April 03, 2022
S1E8 Making Your Life Sustainable and Chasing Joy: Conscious Contact With Susan Sanders
In this episode we talk about small talk (but don't have any), boundaries, living a life you can maintain, and why the dishes don't have to mean war! Find Susan at the links below: Instagram Website for her Sustainable Sue Course Podcast Susan Mentioned Genay Instagram Conscious Contact Instagram
01:11:33
March 27, 2022
S1E7 Death by Convenience and Disconnection by Social Media: Conscious Contact with Lacy Grim
Join host Genay and guest Lacy Grim of The Schoolhouse Life Podcast and The Schoolhouse Market as they talk about homesteading, purpose, and all the ways we can get distracted by it!
51:36
March 20, 2022
S1E6 Combining Ethics and Business: Conscious Contact with Nikki Kepley
Join host Genay and guest Nikki as they talk about mixing your ethics and values with your business standards, being a good human, and having good hair. Links: Nikki Ivy House Salon Genay Conscious Contact
01:15:60
March 13, 2022
S1E5 Horror and Humanity: Conscious Contact with Erik Bethel
Join host Genay and guest Erik as they dive into the world of horror, why we like to be scared, what it can teach us about the human experience and resilience, and what should be next on your watch list! Links: Erik Genay Conscious Contact Affiliate disclaimer: Conscious Contact is an affiliate of Bookshop.org and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Stephen King On Writing
01:03:45
March 06, 2022
S1E4 Overcoming A Death Sentence: Conscious Contact with Pepper Segal Part 2
Host Genay talks to her guest Pepper Segal about staying grounded in struggle, asking for help, and surviving the hardest fight of her life. Links: Send some love to Pepper here, and buy some of her delicious Challah while you're there! Genay Conscious Contact If you or someone you love is struggling with depression, please see the below links for help: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En español 1-888-628-9454 Crisis Text Line Text “HELLO” to 741741 Veterans Crisis Line Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255 Use Veterans Crisis Chat on the web
01:02:21
February 27, 2022
S1E3 Sobriety and Sanity: Conscious Contact with Jessamy S.
Join host Genay and guest Jessamy as they talk recovery, ego, sober life, and staying sane. Links: Conscious Contact Genay Peavey Renew Planner www.renewplanner.com Use code "CC10" for 10$ off your next order. Acceptance Prayer: Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.  When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation - some fact of my life - unacceptable to me.  I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.  Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake.  Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy.  I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and my attitudes. - Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book), 4th Edition, P. 417 Affiliate disclaimer: Conscious Contact is an affiliate of Bookshop.org and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Anger by Thich Nhat Hanh A New Pair of Glasses by Chuck C If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol or drugs please consult the resources below: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/alcohol-drug-hotline 866-343-4521 AA.org 866-210-1303
33:53
February 20, 2022
S1E2 Authenticity in Friendships: Conscious Contact with Pepper Segal
Join host Genay and her guest Pepper Segal as they talk recovery, authenticity in friendships, and living with mental health issues. Pepper's Instagram Renew Planner: www.renewplanner.com Use code "CC10" for 10$ off your order! Renew Planner's Instagram Genay's Instagram Conscious Contact Podcast
01:00:26
February 13, 2022
S1E1 Anxiety, Sobriety, and a Podcast: Conscious Contact with Genay Peavey
Join host Genay Peavey as she talks about her journey, why she decided to start a podcast, and what you can expect from episodes to come! Links: Genay @genaypeavey  Conscious Contact @consciouscontactpodcast
22:06
February 06, 2022
What Is Conscious Contact?
Everyone wants to get more out of life, but how do you do that? Join your host, Genay Peavey, and special guests as they dive into how they reconnect with the present, pursue their bigger purpose (and how they found it), and put the phones down so they can actively participate in their lives.  If you want to learn along with us, subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Follow us on Instagram at @consciouscontactpodcast and @genaypeavey
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January 30, 2022