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Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project

Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project

By Michelle Anderson & Lauren Massarella
Hosted by Michelle Anderson and Lauren Massarella, sisters and wellness, lifestyle bloggers from the midwest, their talk-radio inspired show is a bi-weekly podcast about everyday life experiences, pop culture, current events, and everything in between. Recorded from the comforts of their own home and born out of the desire to have more fulfilling, thought-provoking, and entertaining conversations, welcome to Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project.
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176 | Savvy Business Tips From The Sister Project
Michelle and Lauren are often asked how they started their lifestyle brand, how they keep it running, and how they monetize their platform. Whether you have a small business of your own, a home to manage, a side hustle, or are just eager to learn some business tips and tricks to help you manage your own situation, this episode is a must-listen! Hot Topics: Management and workflow apps, brand style guide, headshots, and so much more! If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: The Sister Project Blog: 16 Business Tips The Sister Project @thesisterproj Become A Supporter
47:04
May 12, 2022
175 | Mother's Day, The Staircase, and Boy Name Struggles
Lauren and Michelle are tackling boy names and going over the crazy true crime HBO Max series, The Staircase. Hot Topics: Steak tacos, The Last Kingdom, & Kathleen Peterson If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: The Staircase The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Thank you to our sponsors;  Posey Law Group LLC Hortons Home Lighting
35:30
May 10, 2022
174 | Cali Baby Moon, The Met Gala, & Roe v. Wade
As usual, the sisters are bringing a healthy balance of stuff you should know and topics that induce wheezy laughing. You didn't think they could chat about Marilyn Monroe's dress without the news that Roe v. Wade may potentially be overturned, did you? Hot Topics: Hollywood Walk of Fame, Covid strikes again, & 29 weeks If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Kim Kardashian Takes Marilyn Monroe's “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” Dress Out for a Spin Musso & Frank Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
46:28
May 05, 2022
173 | Parenting Mixed with Mindfulness with Zen Parenting Radio
On this episode, Lauren and Michelle were joined by Cathy and Todd Adams of Zen Parenting Radio podcast to discuss a gambit of parenting topics. From children coming out and techniques in communication to applying some mindfulness to everyday parenting, this is a must-listen episode! If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: The Sister Project @thesisterproj @zenparentingradio Zen Parenting: Caring For Ourselves and Our Children In An Unpredictable World Zen Parenting Radio Anchor: Support Our Small Business Thank you to our sponsors; The Posey Law Group LLC and Hortons Home Lighting
01:17:30
May 03, 2022
172 | A Conversation on Grief, Loss, and Music with Parker McKay
Joining the sisters on this episode is singer/songwriter, Parker McKay. While Parker was featured on NBC's The Voice she was simultaneously going through her own journey of grief and loss. Similar to Lauren and Michelle, Parker sadly lost her lovely mother to frontotemporal dementia (FTD). This is a beautifully brave conversation on the journeys that life takes us on. Both the good and the bad. A sincere thank you to Parker for sharing her story and courage with the Cozy Conversation community. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Thank you to our Season 4 Sponsors: Hortons Home Lighting, The LaGrange Art League, and Posey Law Group, LLC. Resource Links: The Sister Project @thesisterproj @heyparkermckay Parker McKay Anchor: Support Our Small Business Thank you to our sponsors; Hortons Home Lighting, LaGrange Art League, Posey Law Group LLC
53:32
April 28, 2022
171 | Adult ADHD, Johnny Depp Hot Mess, & Our Matcha Obsession
The sisters are covering the most current hot mess event which is the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard saga, Michelle shares some thoughts on adult ADHD, Lauren is still obsessed with True Crime, and the sisters are junkies for matcha tea. Hot Topics: John Wayne Gacy, hoarding, and Bridgerton If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Thank you to our Season 4 Sponsors: Hortons Home Lighting, The LaGrange Art League, and Posey Law Group, LLC. Resource Links:
41:55
April 26, 2022
170 | The Journey Of Grief Continues On The Third Anniversary Of Our Mom's Death
In today's episode, Michelle and Lauren chat about what their grief looks like three years after they lost their mom, June, to dementia. Hot Topics: CODA, pregnancy leg cramps, and sleep gummies If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Thank you to our Season 4 Sponsors: Hortons Home Lighting, The LaGrange Art League, and Posey Law Group, LLC. Resource Links: Equilibria Evite The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Thank you to our sponsors; Posey Law Group LLC, Hortons Home Lighting, LaGrange Art League
44:29
April 21, 2022
169 | Books & Legal Advice with Book Monger and Lawyer, Stephanie Posey of Posey Law Group LLC
LLC, Stephanie Posey, to discuss books, estate planning, starting a small business, and real estate. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Thank you to our Season 4 Sponsors: Hortons Home Lighting, The LaGrange Art League, and Posey Law Group, LLC. Resource Links: Book: We Should All Be Millionaires Book: The Way of Integrity Book: Who Not How Posey Law Group LLC @poseylawgroup Thank you to our sponsors; Posey Law Group LLC, LaGrange Art League, Hortons Home Lighting
59:55
April 19, 2022
168 | Pets and Cannabis Plus How Cool Are Placentas
Allow this episode to serve as a PSA and the dangers of cannabis consumption among pets. Also discussed, is the cool factor of placentas. Hot topics: CBD, CODA, and Guns and Roses. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Equilibria Placenta The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Thank you to our sponsors; Posey Law Group LLC, LaGrange Art League, Horton's Home Lighting
43:09
April 14, 2022
167 | Nesting, The Home Edit, and When Kindness Matters Most
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren share experiences from the weekend that left them wondering, "why are people such a-holes?". In situations that prove challenging, it helps to find the good amongst the chaos. Hot topics: breastfeeding, The Home Edit, and Tupperware If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Thank you to our sponsors Hortons Home Lighting, Posey Law Group LLC, and The La Grange Art League. @thehomeedit The Home Edit Collection at Walmart The Container Store The Home Edit The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
38:06
April 12, 2022
166 | Books, Parenting, and Life with NYT Best-Selling Author, Colleen Hoover
Michelle and Lauren sat down with NYT best-selling author, Colleen Hoover, to chat about not only books but parenting, everyday life, her career as a successful author, and her experience as a mother.  If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Colleen Hoover @ColleenHoover Reminders of Him Verity Thank you to our sponsors;  Hortons Home Lighting Posey Law Group, LLC LaGrange Art League Check out our blog - The Sister Project Follow us @thesisterproject Anchor: Support Our Small Business
56:29
April 07, 2022
165 | The Slap, Hedo Rick, and Our Spring Break Vacays
Michelle and Lauren are back behind the mics and diving into their spring break vacations to Vail, Co and Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. Being suckers for current events, they're also touching on celebrity news and pregnancy updates. Hot Topics: Bruce Willis, Turo Car Sharing, and Lady Gaga If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: St. Tropez Self Tanner M-61 Hydraboost Gradual Tan Serum Turo Hedonism This episode of Cozy Conversations was brought to you by; Horton's Home Lighting Posey Law Group LLC LaGrange Art League Support Our Small Business at anchor.com
46:16
April 05, 2022
164 | Our Best Spring Cleaning Tips and Then Some
You're listening for the sister's best spring cleaning tips, but you're going to get a lot more than that. From our best cannabis recommendations to Lauren's bathroom vanity cleaning hacks, this episode will have your home shining like the top of the Chrysler Building. Hot topics: Cannabis, Hello Tushy, and the linea nigra If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: True Botanicals Moisture Lock Overnight Mask -Use our code THESISTERPROJ15 for 15% off. M-61 Vitablast C Serum Pads - Use our code THESISTERPROJ10 for 10% off.  Hydraboost Gradual Tan Serum Resurrection Radiance Brightening Eye Cream Wana Gummies Hello Tushy Toilet Brush The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
44:46
March 17, 2022
163 | Thoughts On Kim Kardashian's Business Advice and Actual Good Advice From Someone Else
The sisters get behind the mics to chat about Kim Kardashian's business advice to women. Based on her advice, Lauren and Michelle felt like their listeners deserved actual good advice so they did a little research and are sharing what they learned. And it's good stuff.  Hot Topics: Marcus Aurelius, Yellowstone (again), and Rhianna's Baby Bump If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Evite.com Kim Kardashian Slammed Over Her Business Advice to Women: ‘Get Your F*cking Ass Up and Work' Pregnant Rihanna bares baby bump in daring two-piece look for Fenty event KISS’ Paul Stanley calls Kim Kardashian’s business advice “an insult to millions of women” The Daily Stoic 9 Stoic Rules For A Better Life The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
43:33
March 15, 2022
162 | Mexico, Cacio e Pepe, and Baby Showers
Lauren is back from Mexico and the sisters are back behind the mics. They're discussing Lauren's trip to Cabo, Michelle's newest quick pasta dish, and one of the sisters is a control freak. Guess which one. Hot Topics: Evite, Monos luggage, and Todos Santos If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Cacio e Pepe Los Calibris Casitas Flora Farms Acre The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
40:05
March 10, 2022
161 | Baking, Mental Health, Cannabis and Life Journey's with Shauna Sever
If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Midwest Made Shauna Sever The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
01:03:44
March 08, 2022
160 | Our Review Review of Love Is Blind & SAG Awards
Have you binged Netflix's Love Is Blind yet? There are plenty of spoiler alerts in today's episode as the sisters cover this hot mess of a show. Hot topics: Dame Helen Mirren, picking off your pinky toenail, and Michelle's dog, Kevin If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Love Is Blind The Sister Project Blog @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
39:36
March 03, 2022
159 | A Chat on Transgender, Paczki, and Misophonia
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren cover a variety of topics. Kicking things off with Lauren's aversion to hearing people chew food (aka misophonia) they later dive into The Real Housewives of OC, Kim Kardashian drama, and a conversation on transgender.  Hot Topics: The Body by Bill Bryson, The Queen, and the history of Paczkis. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Paczki In A Sunburned Country Neither Here Nor There The Body: A Guide For Occupants Bill Bryson This Is How It Always Is Laurence Anyways
42:55
March 01, 2022
158 | Our Favorite Skincare
Michelle and Lauren are sharing their everyday favorite skincare products. From potions and lotions to serums and sunscreen, the sisters have you covered.  Hot Topics: Pregnancy updates, True Botanicals, and Michelle's trip to Colorado If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: The Sister Project  @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
47:15
February 24, 2022
157 | Mindset and Flow with Life Coach, Aviva Brill of Co-Pilot for Wellness
In Part 2 with Aviva Brill, Life Coach and founder of Co-Pilot for Wellness, chat with Lauren and Michelle about flow, releasing control, brain-dumping, and divorcing from pre-existing thoughts that aren't their own. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: copilot @copilot.wellness The Sister Project  @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
36:57
February 22, 2022
156 | Wealth Building and Flow with Life Coach, Aviva Brill of Co-Pilot for Wellness
Buckle up for nuggets of wisdom from life coach and friend, Aviva Brill of Co-Pilot for Wellness. Lauren and Michelle sat down for a cozy chat with Aviva to discuss how to overcome generational poverty thinking, shifting the mindset, and how to get in and stay in the flow. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @copilot.wellness copilotforwellness.com thesisterprojectblog.com @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
35:05
February 17, 2022
155 | The Oscars and Life Coaching
Michelle and Lauren catch up on some of this year's Oscar nominations along with their first-ever experience working with a life coach. Hot Topics: Aviva Brill, Co-Pilot, Angelina Jolie, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: copilot The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
40:57
February 15, 2022
154 | The Tinder Swindler and Valentine's Day
Nothing like talking about The Tinder Swindler and Valentine's Day all in one episode. Whether or not you've watched the documentary on Netflix, this episode is a must-listen. Plus, you'll learn a few Valentine's Day facts along the way. Hot Topics: Bikini waxing, languages of flowers, and Baby Foot Peel If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Baby Foot Uprooted Beauty Lounge 22 Fascinating Valentine's Day Facts That Will Probably Surprise You Simon Leviev From ‘Tinder Swindler’ Netflix Documentary Banned From Dating Apps The Sister Project Blog @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
40:36
February 10, 2022
153 | The Adventures of Lauren's Pregnancy
In this episode, Lauren is sharing with Michelle her most recent adventure with a local maternity shop where a lot went horribly but hilariously wrong. Buckle up, this episode is a maternity doozy! Hot Topics: Love bombing, La Josie (Chicago), and Non-Boozy Micheladas If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Man Rescued After Wandering 1,000 Feet From Shore on Frozen Lake Michigan in Chicago The Clean Plate Cookbook Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Love Bombing and Why It’s So Dangerous I can sum up 'Pam & Tommy' in a single word The Sister Project Blog @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
46:32
February 08, 2022
152 | The Master Cleanse Episode
In this episode, Michelle sips on her Master Cleanse concoction of water, lemon, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup while Lauren shares some research debunking any benefits said to come from doing the 8 day fast. Will Michelle continue the cleanse? Only time will tell.  Hot Topics: Yellowjackets, Hugh Hefner, and simple google searches If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Showtime: Yellowjackets A & E: Secrets of Playboy Maintenance Phase Healthline: The Master Cleanse Diet (Lemon Detox Diet) The Sister Project @thesisterproj Anchor.com: Support Our Small Business
43:45
February 01, 2022
151 | Beets, Brains, and Old School Stories
The sisters sat down for a cozy chat to cover what's new but ventured back in time to relive some of their favorite and maybe slightly embarrassing stories from growing up. Sit back and relax, it's story time.  Hot Topics: Wordle, Colleen Hoover, and 1883 If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: USA Today: 'Secrets of Playboy:' Hugh Hefner's former girlfriends, Playmates and employees allege a culture of abuse 10 benefits of playing word games 9 Impressive Health Benefits of Beets Wordle Why You Can’t Resist Wordle NeuroReserve @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
41:32
January 27, 2022
150 | Relationships Change and So Do People
Inspired by the New York Times Article, Watching a Partner Change Can Be Hard, Accepting It Can Be Harder, Michelle and Lauren tackle this topic and also discuss changes in their own relationships. Hot Topics: Beavers, can I touch your belly, and some venting. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Solo Stove Watching a Partner Change Is Hard. Accepting It Can Be Harder. @thesisteproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
40:01
January 25, 2022
149 | Toxic Friendships and When To Jump Ship
Have you ever been in a toxic friendship? Did you stay or did you go? Each friendship is unique, but when they get super toxic - this can be a serious question to ponder. In today's episode, Michelle and Lauren discuss certain traits that can be toxic in a friendship and share some past experiences of their own. Hot Topics: Life Coach Aviva Brill, Gaslighting, and The Everygirl If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: EP 130: Prioritizing Yourself With Aviva Brill Copilot for Wellness 15 Signs You're In A Toxic Friendship—And How To GTFO Want To Make More Friends? 6 Toxic Friend Traits To Leave in 2021 @thesisterproj Support Our Small Business
43:55
January 20, 2022
148 | And We're Back - Welcome to Season 3
Midwestern sisters, Michelle and Lauren, are back behind the mics and cozier than ever! They're sharing everything from pregnancy updates to Michelle evading Covid in today's episode. Hot Topics: Smartless Podcast, Pen15, and Cannabis and Covid. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Smartless Pen15 Cozy Conversations | Episode 130: Prioritizing Yourself With Aviva Brill Cozy Catch Up @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
43:24
January 18, 2022
147 | Lauren Has Some Very Exciting News!
After years of dealing with infertility, seeking treatments, and going through all of the ups and downs of trying to start a family, Lauren finally has some really wonderful news to share with our listeners. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook The Nightingale Anne of Green Gables Chasing the Boogeyman The Song of Achilles The Snowy Cabin Cookbook: Meals and Drinks for Adventurous Days and Cozy Nights Hardcover The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through the Hidden Villages of Sicily
56:24
December 30, 2021
146 | Human Design with Erin Claire Jones
Michelle and Lauren sat down with human design guide and leadership coach, Erin Claire Jones, to discuss the magic of human design. Use our code COZY for 10% off of your human design blueprint from Erin Claire Jones. Hot Topics: Being in your wisdom, generators, and human design and parenting. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @erinclairejones erinclairejones.com @thesisterpro Anchor: Support Our Small Business
01:01:52
December 28, 2021
145 | Cozy Convo Holiday Special with The Pigs
The sisters sat down for a cozy, holiday chat with Chicago western suburb’s cover band, The Pigs! Band members Seamus, Joel, Mike, Dave, and Tim brought the glögg and the laughs. Stick around until the end as Michelle and The Pigs cover a few of their favorite Christmas carols. Happy holidays! If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @thesisterproj @thepigscoverband The Pigs Cover Band Anchor: Support Our Small Business
58:48
December 23, 2021
144 | A Cozy Chat On Witchcraft and Yule with The Comfy Cozy Witch, Jennie Blonde
Being a witch doesn't end after Halloween. In fact, there are many who practice all year round. Jennie Blonde, of the Comfy Cozy Witch podcast, joined the sisters for a cozy chat on all things witchy. Hot Topics: Yule, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and bookstores. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: The Comfy Cozy Witch Podcast @comfycozywitch @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
01:08:26
December 21, 2021
143 | Doctors With Cold Hands & Holiday Etiquette
To give a hostess gift or not to give a hostess gift? Some think that is not an option, but a must do. The sisters dive into ways to be a better hostess and guest during the holiday season. Hot Topics: Lauren’s old pediatric dentist, Michelle’s former gynecologist, and RSVP-ing  If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
46:56
December 16, 2021
142 | Sex and The City's "And Just Like That" Review
And Just Like That, Lauren and Michelle share their thoughts on Sex and the City's reboot. SPOILER ALERT. You've been warned. Hot Topics: Barry Wood, white elephant, and Stanley Tucci If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @thesisterproj Anchor.com: Support Our Small Business
39:32
December 14, 2021
141 | Road Rage & Tips To Happier Traveling
Ever get so angry behind the wheel that you want to slam your car into the person in front of you? Good news, today's episode is offering an incredible tip on how to avoid those feelings. Also discussed, seven ways to exerpience happier and more memorable travels.  Hot Topics: Maple syrup, Michelle's driving, and meditation  If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: NPR: Canada taps into strategic reserves to deal with massive shortage ... of maple syrup How To Be Self Aware The Atlantic: How To Be Self Aware @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
52:35
December 09, 2021
140 | Snowed In & How To Have A More Nordic Holiday
Getting snowed in at a 17th century pub outside of London doesn't sound terrible, let's be honest. With that, we're getting extra cozy in this episode and sharing a couple hygge worthy news stories as well as several ways to have a more Nordic holiday season. Hot Topics: Clark W. Griswold, IKEA, and Universal Yums If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: The Sister Project:  Gingersnaps Universal Yums Goodman Theatre: A Christmas Carol Living A Nordic Life: Nordic Risgrøt (rice pudding) Living A Nordic Life: A Nordic Christmas Jezebel: These People Who Spent the Night Snowed In at IKEA Got to Live My Dream NBC: ‘Wonderwall’ of snow traps drinkers, and Oasis tribute band, in remote U.K. pub @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
44:59
December 07, 2021
139 | Favorite Self Care Apps & Hosting A Grieving Loved One
Scrolling mindlessly through social media and the news can take a toll. In an effort to avoid the scroll of death, Lauren is sharing her favorite self-care apps that help her stay mindful throughout the day. The sisters are also sharing tips for hosting a grieving loved one. Hot Topics: The Christmas Castle, The Great British Baking Show, and the twins are teenagers! If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: The Moon Calendar App Mantra: Daily Affirmations App Co-Star Astrology Moonly @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
41:46
December 02, 2021
138 | Holiday Grief And A Few Of Our Favorite Holiday Things
The holiday season is full steam ahead. And with the holidays can come festive vibes, but also grief as well. In today's episode, we're covering a few ways to help manage grief during this time and some self-care grief tips. Hot Topics: House of Gucci review, Prancer, and French onion soup If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: The Sister Project: Candy Cane Cookies Le Creperie @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
46:42
November 30, 2021
137 | The Murder of Maurizio Gucci
Inspired by the release of House of Gucci starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, it's time for another True Crime Cozy Convo. In this episode, Lauren and Michelle cover the murder of Maurizio Gucci who was murdered by a hitman hired by his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani. Buckle up. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: All That's Interesting: How The Murder Of Maurizio Gucci Rocked The World Of High Fashion All That's Interesting: How Patrizia Reggiani Orchestrated The Brutal Murder Of Her Husband That Inspired ‘House Of Gucci’ Wikipedia: Patrizia Reggiani @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business The Frank Method: Brodo Part 1
41:33
November 26, 2021
136 | Strolls Down Memory Lane, Thanksgiving Day Fails, & Recipes
In today's episode, Michelle and Lauren take a stroll down memory lane. Also sharing reviews of the VanGogh Immersive Experience and The Christkindle's 25th Anniversary. Attached in show notes is everything they're making for Thanksgiving.  Hot Topics: Freddie Got Fingered, The Holiday, and Turkey Toms If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Cozy Conversation: Ep 18 | Only Male Turkey's Gobble Christkindlmarket Vangogh Exhibit Chicago The Sister Project: Weeknight Stuffed Shells The Sister Project: Spicy Cranberry Sauce The Sister Project: Dill Oyster Crackers The Sister Project: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies The Food Network: Creamy Green Bean Salad All That Interesting: Woman Faces Felony Charges For Forgetting To Return ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’ VHS Tape 20 Years Ago NPR: Michigan city will require all public restrooms to carry free menstrual products @thesisterproj Anchor: Support My Small Business
45:53
November 23, 2021
135 | The Power and Magic of Walking Everyday
Did you know that walking daily is actually really, really good for you? In fact, it's good for your mind, body, and soul. In this episode, we are unpacking what it is exactly about daily walks that is so good for the human body and brain. Put on your walking shoes, we're getting healthy! Hot Topics: Succession, Great British Baking Show, and #BookTok If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Amazon: Yaktraxs Amazon: Hiking/Walking Sticks Bala Weights Prevention: 12 Biggest Benefits of Walking to Improve Your Health, According to Experts HBR: Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Walk @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
44:14
November 18, 2021
134 | Let's Talk About Sex Education with Candor Health Education
Joining Michelle and Lauren on the podcast are Business Development Manager, Laura Schwartz, and Health Educator, Rachel Simmons, of Candor Health Education discuss puberty and sex education for today's youth. Hot Topics: Tips for parents, consent, and sexually explicit texts. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Candor Health  Candor Health - Parent Information @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
01:01:30
November 16, 2021
133 | Sarah Jessica Parker and Aging, Infertility Journey Hiccups, and Practicing Patience
People age, that's what we do and SJP is here to remind us that she is going nowhere just because of it. So in today's episode, we're covering her Vogue cover and interview as well as how to practice patience and not lose your cool with everyday annoying occurrences, especially this holiday season.  Hot Topics: Our Cozy AF Candle updates, restorative yoga, and infertility constipation.  If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Spotify: Peaceful Guitar Amazon: Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot Marlo and Olive: Angora Peshtemal The Daily Mail: Sarah Jessica Parker slams 'misogynist chatter' about Sex and City reboot cast growing older as she covers Vogue: 'What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?' CNN: How To Become More Patient With Everyday Annoyances @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsors;  Marlo and Olive Vintage Charm Chateau Dumplings
50:05
November 11, 2021
132 | Chateau Dumplings and The Tipsy Housewife
When it comes to cozy food is there anything cozier than dumplings? We think not. In an effort to support this, we sat down with the dumpling man himself and owner of Chateau Dumplings, Matt Flickinger along with his recipe creator and marketer, April Lee Wiencek, aka The Tipsy Housewife, to talk all about dumplings, the history of Chateau, and cooking tips. Warning: You will be very hungry after listening to this episode. Hot Topics: Thanksgiving Day stuffing, dumplings, and more dumplings. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Chateau Foods Overnight French Toast Not So Matzo Ball Soup The Tipsy Housewife Chateau Food Recipes @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
01:01:15
November 09, 2021
131 | Ayurveda and Wellness With The Founder & CEO of UMA Oils, Shrankhla Holecek
Lauren and Michelle sat down with the founder and CEO of UMA oils, Shrankhla Holecek, for a conversation on skincare, Ayurveda, and wellness.  Shrankkhla is a wealth of knowledge and will leave you feeling inspired to learn and implement Ayurvedic practices into your own life.   If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Uma Oils About Uma Oils @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
53:11
November 04, 2021
130 | Prioritizing Yourself and Your Time with Coach and Co-Pilot Founder, Aviva Brill
Michelle and Lauren sat down with life coach Aviva Brill, Founder of Co-Pilot, to discuss time management, prioritizing yourself, and how to create space for your dreams and wants all while trying to get the essential things done. Along with how to not burn out this holiday season.  This was an incredible conversation. Tune in and prepare to be inspired.  Hot Topics: Owning your time, waking up early, and moderation.  If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Facebook: CoPilot Instagram: @copilot.wellnes Copilot For Wellness @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by;  Vintage Charm Chateau Foods Marlo and Olive
56:34
November 02, 2021
129 | The Lizzie Borden Murders
SUMMARY: Michelle and Lauren go back in time to investigate the old fashioned ax murders of Andrew and Abby Borden in Fall River, MA 1892. Did their daughter/step daughter Lizzie Borden commit this heinous crime? Tune in to find out. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: The Historic Lizzie Borden House Who Was Lizzie Borden? Factinate: Dreadful Facts About Lizzie Borden and the Fall River Tragedy Wikipedia: Lizzie Borden @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
59:46
October 28, 2021
128 | Bloody Mary, The Ouija Board, and Chicago Hauntings
It's Halloween week so the sisters are getting spooky! Michelle and Lauren dive into folklores from childhood along with a few of Chicago's most haunted places. Hot Topics: Bachelor's Grove, The Country House, Witch Board, and Samhain If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: IMBD: Witchboard Amazon: To Sleep with Angels Country House Vamonde: The Ghosts of Our Lady of Angels Chicago Mag: Chicago's Premier Ghost Expert Has Some Halloween Tips for You Smithsonian Mag: The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
55:58
October 26, 2021
127 | It's Spooky Season, Let's Talk About Scary Movies
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren sit down with Lauren's husband and filmmaker, Anthony Ciancio, to have a cozy chat about horror movies. It is the Halloween season after all. Hot Topics: Craig T. Nelson, Movies That Made Us, Halloween Kills, and real pet cemeteries If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @anthciancio Letterboxd - Anthony Ciancio ABC Audio: Just in time for Halloween, Netflix's 'The Movies That Made Us' takes a stab at three horror classics Biography: The 'Poltergeist' Curse: Inside the Mysterious Cast Deaths and Oddities On Set CBS News: Creepy tales from cursed movies @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
52:53
October 21, 2021
126 | Let's Get Witchy With It
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren share their witchy side of life with their listeners. Hot Topics: IVF and public restrooms, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and Belguim mussels. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Creep Street Podcast Comfy Cozy Witch Podcast Season of The Witch Podcast with Rowan Oaken Malliway Bros. Magic and Witchcraft The Sister Project: 'Tis The Season of The Witch The Sister Project: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies NYT: Creamy Cauliflower Soup With Rosemary Olive Oil Block Club Chicago: Rogers Park Witchcraft Shop Gets Bigger Location, Offering Charms, Potions And More @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
41:36
October 19, 2021
125 | Simple Sauce, Chain-Smoking, and Disappearing Dates
In this episode, Lauren shares with Michelle tales of disappearing dates, cemetery ghost stories, and their family's recipe for the easiest and most delicious simple pasta sauce.  Hot Topics, Candy corn brats, Boston's Northend, and Graceland Cemetery If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Daily Maily: Get your Christmas shopping in early! Federal Reserve warns delays and price hikes are expected this holiday season The Sister Project: Simple Sauce Get Pocket: The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World’s Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home NBCDFW: Candy Corn Bratwurst: A Trick or Treat?  @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
38:38
October 14, 2021
124 | Cannabis Plants, The Pigs, and Winging It
In this episode, Lauren shares some unfortunate news about her cannabis plant, her adventure at the Chicago Marathon, and Michelle's son, William, had a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Chicago White Sox Playoff game. Hot Topics: Driving meditations, The Pigs documentary, & Eric Ferguson If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Chicago Sun-Times: Third woman accuses radio host Eric Ferguson of inappropriate behavior Insight Timer ABC7: Chicago Bank of America Marathon returns to the city as 1st major race in US since the pandemic @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
40:15
October 12, 2021
123 | The Murdaugh Murders
In this episode of Cozy Conversations, The True Crime Series, Michelle and Lauren put on their detective hats to break down The Murdaugh Murders. Buckle up, this one is a doozy. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Solo Stove WJCL: Murdaugh Murder Mystery Timeline: New lawsuit, questions raised about Alex and Maggie's marriage People: 'Big Family, Old Money, New Drama': Inside the Powerful S.C. Family at Center of Murder Mystery The Island Packet: Where’s Buster? How do you pronounce Murdaugh? Your questions on the Murdaugh saga answered @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
45:37
October 07, 2021
122 | Our Dead Mom's Birthday and Everything October
Lauren and Michelle are celebrating their dead mom's birthday with an entire episode all about October, June's (and their) favorite month. From pumpkin species to Frankenstein Friday, if you love October, you want to tune in. Hot Topics: Grief, John Carpenter's Halloween, Mary Shelley If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Solo Stove The Sister Project: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
39:38
October 05, 2021
121 | Mercury In Retrograde & Psychedelics in Michigan
Michelle and Lauren had the worst day ever thanks to Mercury in retrograde. Hot Topics: Mackinac Island, Only Murders In The Building, & Walking Meditations with Insight Timer If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @cozyconvoswithtsp America's Most Surreal Lakefront Is an Ancient Psychedelic Playground The Sister Project Blog Anchor: Support Our Small Business
38:22
October 01, 2021
120 | Dreaming of Prince Harry, a Spooky Doll, and Books Galore
Lauren and Michelle share all the books they're reading, Lauren's steamy dreams of Prince Harry, and the tale of a spooky doll. Hot Topics: The FBI, being witchy, and PSL If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Daily Mail: New homeowner is shocked to find a rag doll boarded up in a wall cavity clutching a note saying she killed a family who lived there in the 1960s QZ: The untold history of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Spirited: Connect To The Guides All Around You The House In The Cerulean Sea Consider This Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different The Burning Girls The Ultimate Guide to the Witch's Wheel of the Year: Rituals, Spells & Practices for Magical Sabbats, Holidays & Celebrations A Mystical Practical Guide to Magic: Instructions for Seekers, Witches & Other Spiritual Misfits
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September 28, 2021
119 | Stanford Blatch, Human Design, & Lauren's Pumpkin Spice Latte
In today's episode, Michelle and Lauren dive into pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin beers, and why everyone should give themselves more credit because the truth is, we're always keeping track of what we don't do, not what we have accomplished. Hot Topics: Past Life Regression, The Pigs, and Pumpking Beer If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @thesisterproj STBC Beer Past Life Regression Goop: Human Design: Were We Coded at Birth? Erin Claire Jones Anchor: Support Our Small Business
36:57
September 23, 2021
118 | Mabon and Happy Fall Y'all
Michelle and Lauren are getting their witchy vibes on for the fall season ahead and are covering all things Mabon. This episode covers mindful ways to celebrate the autumn season so that you, too, can get your witchy vibes brewing. Hot Topics: Infertility, Fort Nightly, and Aunt Jackie from Roseanne If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @cozyconvoswithtsp @thesisterproj Cosmopolitan: Everything You Need To Know About Mabon Anchor: Support Our Small Business
38:46
September 21, 2021
117 | Fast Fashion Is The Planet's Nemesis Plus We're All A Little Wabi-Sabi
Hot Topics: hygge, wabi-sabi, and Ghana, Africa If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: ABC: Dead White Man's Clothes Pocket: Has Japanese Minimalism Replaced Its Scandinavian Counterpart? @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
35:15
September 03, 2021
116 | Weekly Catch Up
In this week's catch-up, Michelle shares a run-in she had with a local Nostradamus whom Lauren could really use to help dissect the dream she had. Hot Topics: Womanizer Liberty, Lady Boss documentary, and Jackie Collins If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Netflix: Lady Boss Womanizer; Lady Liberty @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
34:25
September 01, 2021
115 | How To Remember What You Read
When it comes to reading books, it can be difficult to remember and implement everything you consume. With this in mind, Michelle and Lauren have created a guide to help you recall what you read. Grab your most current book, a highlighter, pen, and notebook! It's time to actually remember what you read. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: FS Blog: How To Remember What You Read @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
36:44
August 30, 2021
114 | 20 Hypothetical Questions To Give Your Brain A Workout
Inspired by Parade.com, Michelle and Lauren answered twenty random questions geared to give their brain a workout. Since brain health is a priority for the sisters they thought, what better way to have a cozy convo AND workout their noggin. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Parade @thesisterproj @cozyconvoswithtsp Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
41:48
August 27, 2021
113 | Weekly Catch Up
The sisters sit down for their weekly cozy convo and do what sisters do best, catch up and gab. Hot Topics: H Mart, the Forge, and papayas. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: H Mart The Forge @thesisterproj @cozyconvoswithtsp
35:59
August 25, 2021
112 | Chicago Sports, Food, and Dating with Brendan Greeley
Friend of The Sister Project, Chicago's very own Brendan Greeley of The Steve Dahl Podcast sat down with Michelle and Lauren for a cozy convo. Hot Topics: Figs, The Chicago Cubs, and burritos. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @greedom10 The Steve Dahl Podcast Universal Yums @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
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August 23, 2021
111 | Cassadaga, Florida
Michelle and Lauren take a virtual trip to The Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. This community located between Orlando and Daytona is known for its mediums, psychics, and a haunted hotel. It sounds like the Salem of the south with less burning of the witches. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Jewish Museum In Prague Florida Back Roads Travel Anchor: Support Our Small Business @thesisterproj Sponsored by NeuroReserve
33:43
August 20, 2021
110 | Weekly Catch-Up and The World Naked Bike Ride
In this episode of their weekly catch-up, the sisters are discussing Lauren's experience at the World Naked Bike Ride, Michelle is ecstatic because her kids are going back to school, and TikTok.  Hot Topics: Air-fried eggplant parm, nipples, and Nicole's bolognese If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Timeout: The World Naked Bike Ride Returns to Chicago This Weekend Anchor: Support Our Small Business @thesisterproj Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
36:39
August 18, 2021
109 | Travel Tips, Celeb Hygiene, and Meditating
Good news, celebs are as gross as the rest of us! Well, some of them are. Come for the celeb gossip, stay for the travel tips that will have you traveling like a pro. Hot Topics: Walking meditation, witches, and Mila Kunis If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Insight Timer Daily Mail: Flight attendant reveals the secrets EVERY globe-trotter needs to know E Online: The Bathing Debate: Where Hollywood Stands After Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis' Confession @thesisteproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
36:51
August 16, 2021
108 | Special Episode: How To Survive Almost Anything
These days, anything can happen so the sisters did some research and share some best tips, tools, and strategies to survive life-threatening situations. Did you know that crayons make for great candles in an emergency situation? Now you do. From three days stranded on a hike to a shark attack, they have you covered. Well, hopefully. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Amazon: How To Survive Anything Pocket: How to Survive for Three Days in the Wilderness QG: Bear Grylls on how to survive a kidnapping CDC: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
48:00
August 13, 2021
107 | Weekly Catch Up
In this episode, the sisters sit down to catch up after Michelle's summer vacation along with that time Lauren tried to sneak into a public pool and almost got caught. Hot Topics: Hacks, Greenwood, and Pray Away If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Fluid Coffee HBO Max: Hacks Beneath A Scarlett Sky Greenwood @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
39:33
August 11, 2021
106 | Energy Practitioner and Channeler, Laura O'Malley, Sits Down For Spirited Chat, Part Two
Michelle and Lauren sat down with Energy Coach and Channeler, Laura O'Malley, to hear how she became connected with her spirit guides as well as have the opportunity to actually speak with them ourselves. They came through and have lots to say!  If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! @get.into.the.light @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
59:28
August 06, 2021
105 | Energy Practioner and Channeler, Laura O'Malley, Sits Down For Spirited Chat, Part One
Michelle and Lauren sat down with Energy Coach and Channeler, Laura O'Malley, to hear how she became connected with her spirit guides as well as have the opportunity to actually speak with them ourselves. They came through and have lots to say! TW: Recounts of sexual abuse are told in this episode. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @get.into.the.light @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
32:40
August 04, 2021
104 | When Strangers Become Friends Then Business Partners with The Remember Me Podcast
Brought together by their grief and loss of their loved ones to dementia, Maria Kent Beers and Rachael Martinez developed a long-distance friendship over Instagram. What flourished from their weird internet friendship turned into their purpose in life. Tune in to hear how they went from complete strangers to co-creators to business partners all in an effort to raise awareness of FTD and remember those who lost their lives to it. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Remember Me: The Journey of Undergoing Genetic Testing for FTD @remembermepodcast @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
50:51
August 02, 2021
103 | Special Episode: Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics
This episode is all about, you guessed it, The Olympics of past, present, and even future. Michelle and Lauren go over some historical aspects of the games and cover the most current of events pertaining to them. If you are watching the games, tune in to hear all of the details you didn't know you needed to know. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Jetex: Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: 20 Cool Facts To Fire You Up For the Upcoming Games  Today: Australian swim coach goes absolutely wild in viral celebration at Olympics Olympics: Tokyo 2020 @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
43:50
July 30, 2021
102 | Bennifer Is Back & The Weekly Catch Up
Michelle and Lauren have their weekly catch-up and cover Bennifer, The Bam Bus, blue light glasses, and everything in between. Tune in for the coziest chat around. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Switchle Tottos Market @the.bam.bus @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
36:48
July 28, 2021
101 | How To Listen Like a Pro and Have Strangers Like You In An Instant
In this episode, Lauren and Michelle are bringing communication self-help and tips from the pros right to your earbuds. When it comes to conversing like a pro it can help to have some tips from individuals who actually study how humans communicate with one another. If nothing else, you will walk away feeling more empowered to have better and more fulfilling conversations. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Get Pocket: You're A Bad Listener Daily Mail: Life coach reveals the 8 simple conversational tricks to make ANYONE instantly like you @thesisteproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by NeuroReserve
35:13
July 26, 2021
100 | 100th Episode Q & A with The Sister Project
To celebrate their 100th episode, Lauren and Michelle interviewed one another with questions written in by their loyal listeners. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Grace Potter DeVotchka @truebotanicals @thepaperpeony @louslibations @theneshamaproject @neuroreserve @equilibriawomen @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
01:20:39
July 23, 2021
99 | The White Lotus, Ban de Soleil, and Weekly Catch-Up
Michelle and Lauren sit down for their weekly catch-up to discuss a plethora of topics. From shows and podcasts they are bingeing to hot topics that include the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Prince Harry's tell-all book, they have you covered. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: @truebotanicals @thepaperpeony @louslibations @theneshamaproject @equilibriawomen @neuroreserve White Lotus Creep Street Podcast @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by NeuroReserve
43:09
July 21, 2021
98 | Adventures At The DMV
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren dive into old scary movies that scared the hell out of them and that one time Lauren spent the entire day at the DMV just to get a new driver's license. Resource Links: @thesisterproj The Sister Project: Adventures At The DMV Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
40:50
July 19, 2021
97 | Are You Burned Out? Let's Do Something About It
Lauren and Michelle sit to discuss Emily and Amelia Nagoski's book Burnout and How To Complete The Stress Cycle. Feeling a little burned out, Michelle picked up a copy of their book to learn more about burning out and how to get past it.  If you, too, are feeling burnt out - tune it! If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Brene Brown: Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle Burnout Forbes: 10 Signs You're Burning Out -- And What To Do About It LifeHacker: What Kind of Burnt Out Are You? (And Why It Matters) @thesisterproj Anchor: Support our Small Business Sponsored by NeuroReserve
48:37
July 16, 2021
96 | A Review On Verity and Sex Life, AKA Softcore Porn
Michelle and Lauren catch up with a book review and Netflix show review. Buckle up as they cover both Verity by Colleen Hoover and what we like to call an X-Rated Hallmark Christmas Movie that is Sex Life on Netflix. Podcaster's Note: Mentioned in the episode was the film Unfaithful starring Diane Lane and Richard Gere which was incorrectly called The Affiar. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Verity Sex Life @thesisterproj Support Our Small Business Sponsored by Shaver and Walsh Auto Collective
34:53
July 14, 2021
95 | A Conversation on Infertility and Becoming a New Mom with Mindset & Fertility Coach, Kasia McGuire
After seven years of trying to conceive, Mindset and Fertility Coach, Kasia McGuire, finally welcomed her baby into the world this past Spring. Michelle and Lauren sat down with her to chat about her incredible and often heartbreaking journey which finally led to her becoming a mother. This is a beautiful conversation about loss, resilience, and hope. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Instagram: @kasiasmcquire Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by NeuroReserve
50:45
July 12, 2021
94 | Parents, Stop Blaming Yourselves & Coaches, Stop Joysticking.
Good news! Parents can rest easy and stop blaming themselves for how their kids turn out. At least that's what researchers says. And when it comes to coaching, perhaps a little laying of the joystick tactics can have everyone else having a little more fun. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Chattanooga Soccer: Joystick coaching and parenting hinder development Soccer Parenting: When Coaches Get It All Wrong – Parents and Clubs Must Get It Right. Psychology Today: Parents Matter but They Don’t Make a Difference TED: Why parents should stop blaming themselves for how their kids turn out Anchor: Support Our Small Business
36:18
July 09, 2021
93 | Lauren's Infertility Journey Continues
Michelle and Lauren sat down for an emotional catch-up on Lauren's infertility journey. Tears were shed, but as always, the sister manage to laugh through some heartbreak.  If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Vanity Fair: NBC’s Ultimate Slip N’ Slide, Tainted By “Explosive Diarrhea,” Wiped From Post-Olympics Schedule Instagram: @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business Sponsored by NeuroReserve
34:47
July 07, 2021
92 | Entrepreneurship, Woman-Owned Businesses, and CBD with Equilibria Founder, Coco Meers
The sisters sat down with Equilibria founder, entrepreneur, and angel investor, Coco Meers, to discuss what it takes to move past imposter syndrome and build the business and life of your dreams! What it seems to really come down to is balance.  Resources:  Instagram: @equillibriawomen Instagram: @thesisterproj myeq.com Anchor: Support Our Small Business
53:30
July 05, 2021
91 | The History of Pregnancy Tests & Reproductive Fun Facts
Peeing on a plastic stick is just one of many ways humans have tested for pregnancy over the years. Lauren and Michelle dive into the history of pregnancy testing and also share some interesting facts when it comes to the human reproductive system. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: HuffPost: ‘The Great Wall Of Vagina’ Is, Well, A Great Wall Of Vaginas (NSFW) Sex Machines Museum Meet Lia The Atlantic: Before There Were Home Pregnancy Tests NYT: Menstrual Cups In Museums? It's time.  Anchor: Support Our Small Business This podcast is sponsored by NeuroReserve.
45:56
July 02, 2021
90 | Britney Spear's Conservatorship & IVF Update
Michelle and Lauren break down Britney Spear's conservatorship and bring you up to date with the most current news. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Women's Health Magazine: The Full Timeline Of Britney Spears' Conservatorship And The #FreeBritney Movement, Explained Instagram: @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
47:48
June 30, 2021
89 | Vivian Maier & A Tale Of a Type A Bride To Be
Do you know who Vivian Maier is or the story of her incredible photography? Worry not, Michelle and Lauren are telling you all about this fascinating woman along with the story of a bride-to-be who sent an entire letter and list of expected responsibilities to her bridesmaids to be. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: BuzzFeed: This Bride Used Donuts Instead Of Flowers For Her Wedding Day And It Was Pretty Iconic Finding Vivian Maier Vivian Maier BuzzFeed: This Woman Has Gone Viral For Sharing The Letter She Sent To Her Bridesmaids In Order To Be "Transparent About The Cost Of A Wedding" Anchor: Support Our Small Business
36:51
June 28, 2021
88 | A Response To A Scary Mommy Meme
Michelle and Lauren sit down to respond to a request made by a loyal listener. The meme pertained to a list of things we can and can't talk about now that folks are socializing again. Tune in for their thoughts. Special Guest: Anthony Ciancio If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Instagram: @scarymommy YouTube: How not to take things personally? BuzzFeed: This Psychology Professor Explained How To Deal With People When They’re Angry With You Anchor: Support Our Small Business
44:47
June 25, 2021
87 | Our Trauma & How We've Moved On
Michelle and Lauren sat down to chat about the latter's journey with IVF and Michelle's first time back at a major league baseball game. However, the main topic of discussion here was their experience with trauma. Prior to their mom receiving a proper diagnosis for dementia, the sisters and their family were faced with a situation that had to be dealt with. Years later they recount this experience and discuss where their heads and hearts are now. Special Guest: Anthony Ciancio If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Instagram: @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business
41:41
June 23, 2021
86 | Conversation on Trauma, Grief, and Elevating Personal Style with Fashion Expert & TV Personality, Melissa Chataigne
The sisters sat down with fashion expert, E! Daily Pop, and Today show contributor, Melissa Chataigne, to talk personal stories of trauma, grief, and fashion. In this cozy convo, Melissa shares her mission to empower women with style and confidence while getting deep and as always, being real.  Please be sure to follow her on Instagram at @melissachataigne.  Resource Links: Instagram: @melissachataigne Melissa Chataigne Anchor: Support Our Small Business
46:31
June 21, 2021
85 | Weird News & The Best Summer Flicks
You've come to the right place for some of the Internet's most interesting news. Along with that, the sisters are covering the best summer movies of all time. Think Shag, Dirty Dancing, and How To Make An American Quilt. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! IMDB: Little Children IMDB: Shag IMDB: The Talented Mr. Ripley IMDB: How To Make An American Quilt NPR: A Teen Shoves A Bear To Save Her Family's Dogs NPR: A Lobster Diver In Cape Cod Says A Humpback Whale Scooped Him Up And Spat Him Out Mirror: 'My sister-in-law stole my baby name now she's fuming over what I've called my son' Anchor: Support Our Small Business
41:31
June 18, 2021
84 | How To Nip Negative Self-Talk In The Bud and Then Some
It's been a full week since the sisters last sat down to record so there's a lot to catch up on. Michelle and Lauren are sharing ways to identify and overcome negative self-talk with a lot of mindfulness and a little bit of Jedi mind tricking. Hot Topics: Hand fans, pegging, and permanent jewelry. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Yahoo: What Is Pegging? 4 Reasons Why It’s On Everyone’s Sex Bucket Lists These Days Vox: The latest Instagram Jewelry Craze: Bracelets You Can’t Take Off Anchor: Support Our Small Business
44:16
June 16, 2021
83 | A Cozy Conversation with Maggie McBride
Michelle and Lauren sat down with Lauren's best friend of over 30 years to talk about, well, everything. From bug-out bags to coming out, to traveling the country and Georgia O'Keefe, this is what a good old-fashioned cozy convo with a best friend sounds like. Resource Links: Anchor: Support Our Small Business
44:50
June 14, 2021
82 | A Guide To Cannabis & Going To The Dispensary
You guys asked for it, so the sisters are giving it. This entire episode is all about cannabis; including a guide to going to the dispensary in Illinois and the sisters' favorite cannabis product. Hot Topics: Low and slow, suck don't chew, and enjoy responsibly. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: IDPH: Opiate Alternative Pilot Program IDPH: Debilitating Conditions Anchor: Support Our Small. Business
45:02
June 11, 2021
81 | Bees, The Brain, and Eddie Van Halen
The sisters are at it again with their weekly catch-up, random stories, and a few news items they feel are worthy of sharing. Prepare to laugh and learn. Happy listening, stay cozy! Hot Topics: Clams, Ranch Water, and neuropathways. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Popular Science: Why some bees and wasps are more likely to sting you GQ: The Brain-Changing Magic of New Experiences Human Library Amazon: Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool The Dandy Crown Rosemary Chicago Anchor: Support Our Small Business
37:15
June 09, 2021
80 | Justine Bateman & The Feminist Menopause
Michelle and Lauren are chatting about Justine Bateman's new book, FACE, and the bizarre obsession with society's obsession with women's looks. They also dive into the New York Times article, The Feminist Menopause, and talk about ways women can have a better transition to the next phase of life. Hot Topics: 90210OMG, Jonathan Van Ness, & waxing Tune in anywhere podcasts are available for this cozy convo. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! NYT: Women Can Have A Better Menopause Amazon: One Square Foot Of Skin Amazon: Nad's Anchor: Support Our Small Business
32:06
June 07, 2021
79 | Investigative Report: Lake Lanier, Georgia
This one is a doozy! In this episode, Lauren and Michelle, cover the history of one of the spookiest lakes in the country, Lake Lanier, Georgia. A lake that was once a town runs deep with many lake fatalities, missing bodies, urban legend, ghost sightings, and a horrific history of racism and murder. Hot topics: Diamond Lake, Thalassophobia, and Forsyth County. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: PBS: Column: In search of the spot where two black teens were killed Youtube: The Strange and Haunted History of Lake Lanier CNN: Georgia lake's dark and deadly history has some people seeing ghosts Eater: America Loves Gas Station Snacks. Here Are Some of the Finest by Region Anchor: Support Our Small Business
34:57
June 04, 2021
78 | Judy Heumann, Friends, & Styles That Date You
Michelle and Lauren go back and forth catching up after the long holiday weekend and cover a plethora of topics. From what they're reading, eating, watching, and doing to when is the best time of day to make whoopie. Hot Topics: Crip Camp, The Friends Reunion, cottagecore, & post-pandemic PTSD Please follow, subscribe, review, and share us with your favorite people. We promise they'll love us! Or at least we sure hope so. Resource Links: Harpers Bazaar: The Virus, the Vaccine, and the Dark Side of Wellness Architectural Digest: What Exactly Is Cottagecore and How Did It Get So Popular? NYT: Women Can Have a Better Menopause. Here’s How. WSJ: Skinny Jeans and 9 Other Styles That Date You Anchor: Support Our Small Business
44:42
June 02, 2021
77 | A Cozy Conversation with Nicole Barile
Michelle and Lauren sat down with Clinical Psychologist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Nicole Barile, to discuss food and mental health. Hot topics: gut health, you are what you digest, and mindful eating If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Mind Body Green: How Stress Gets In The Way Of Digestion (Plus, 3 Ways To Calm Down) Health Harvard : Nutritional psychiatry; Your brain on food Anchor: Support Our Small Business Feed Your Mental
45:60
May 31, 2021
76 | Men's Mental Health, Prince Harry, & A Special Guest
Lauren's husband, Anthony Ciancio, sits down with the sisters to discuss mental health, therapy, and Prince Harry's interview on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. Hot Topics: ADD, gray drinking, and Lauren's neck. Tune in anywhere podcasts are available for this cozy convo. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Armchair Expert: Prince Harry Anchor: Support Our Small Business
01:02:52
May 28, 2021
75 | Being Sober-Curious and It's Not Too Late
And you're not too old! In this episode, Michelle and Lauren share thoughts on making changes later in life, assuming the worst, and learning from mistakes. Lauren also dives into cutting back on booze and playing with mocktails. Hot Topics: Foam parties, non-boozy rosé, and responsible cannabis consumption. Please follow, subscribe, review, and share us with your favorite people. We promise they'll love us! Or at least we sure hope so. Resource Links: Surely: A New Way To Rose Seedlip Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirits Anchor: Support Our Small Business
40:24
May 26, 2021
74 | Paulina Porzkova, Weird Body Facts, & Texting Etiquette
Michelle and Lauren covered a plethora of topics in this episode including body confidence as we age, IVF, texting etiquette, The Woman in the Window, and so much more. Tune in to hear it all and enjoy! Hot Topics: Gary Oldman, Single White Female, and nipples. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: IMDB: The Woman in The Window NYT: Paulina Porizkova, Full-Frontal Emotion ANCHOR: Support Our Small Business
44:34
May 24, 2021
73 | The Four Agreements
Ever love a book so much that you read it back to back in one week? Tune in anywhere podcasts are available for this cozy convo. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: AARP: Toltec Wisdom Amazon: The Four Agreements Anchor: Support Our Small Business
46:09
May 21, 2021
72 | Living The Island Life on AMI
Lauren is back from Anna Maria Island, Florida and is sharing what island life was like for the past several days. Hot Topics: Ricky Shroder, the monkey bus, and grouper, lots of grouper. Please follow, subscribe, review, and share us with your favorite people. We promise they'll love us! Or at least we sure hope so. Resource Links: The Waterfront Restaurant Captain Anthony's Snow Crab North Shore Cafe Anna Marie Island Chamber Anchor: Support Our Small Business
39:44
May 19, 2021
71 | A Cozy Conversation with Bridget McGuire
Michelle and Lauren sat down with their childhood friend, writer, and comedian, Bridget McGuire, to chat about OCD, dating in the time of quarantine, and old-school stories from when they were kids. Tune in anywhere podcasts are available for this cozy convo. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Chicago Star Media: Column: Warning — accents speak louder than words Instagram: @Imsorryyouwrotethat Instagram: @bcmcquire82 Anchor: Support Our Small Business
01:09:32
May 14, 2021
70 | And They're Off!
The sisters take a trip down memory lane and reminisce Lauren's time spent as an entertainment reporter at a thoroughbred racetrack where not all women supported women.  Hot Topics: Greek toe, Cheugy, and Jedi mind tricking yourself.  Please follow, subscribe, review, and share us with your favorite people. We promise they'll love us! Or at least we sure hope so.  Resource Links: Anchor: Support Our Small Business!
48:33
May 12, 2021
69 | A Cozy Conversation with Jenn Neubauer
Michelle and Lauren sat down with their weird internet, Jenn Neubauer from Hook and Garden, for a cozy chat on gardening, slowing down, connecting with the earth, and loved ones no longer here. It's a magical conversation between ladies who have never "met" in real life but feel the connection from miles away. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resources:  Instagram: @hookandgarden 27 East: Westhampton Beach Gardener Featured On ‘Martha Knows Best’ Anchor: Support Our Small Business
54:29
May 10, 2021
68 | That One Time In Mexico
The sisters dive into Dove's new campaign on social media and body image then share and answer five questions the most interesting people ask other people while in conversation. Hot Topic: Astray Podcast, Outlander, and The Orange Years. Tune in anywhere podcasts are available for this fun cozy convo! If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: HULU: The Orange Years - The Nickelodeon Story Apple Podcasts: Astray Banyan Tree Hotel Marketing Dive: Dove urges parents to have the 'selfie talk' about harmful effects of social media Pocket: 5 Questions the Most Interesting People Will Always Ask in Conversations Anchor: Support Our Small Business
49:26
May 07, 2021
67 | Decoding Teen Slang & A Badass Woman Inventor
Michelle and Lauren sat down for what felt like a huge round of catch-up... and then some. From boozy iced coffee drinks to a feature in Chicago Star newspaper, the sisters have a lot to chat about. Hot Topics: Oyster shucking, teen slang, and liquid paper. Please follow, subscribe, review, and share us with your favorite people. We promise they'll love us! Or at least we sure hope so. Resource Links: Pocket Licor 43 Chicago Star Media The Hustle: The Secretary Who Turned Liquid Paper Into A Multi-Million Dollar Business Anchor: Support Our Small Business
38:10
May 05, 2021
66 | Lauren Debuts Her Singing Skills
The sisters take a stroll down memory lane with a little chat about old-school movies, tv shows, and Lauren's pretend boyfriend. Hot Topics: Hey Dude, Sean Astin, and The Monkeys *Due to some technical difficulties the original show planned for today is postponed until next week. Please stay tuned. Tune in anywhere podcasts are available for this fun cozy convo! If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Anchor: Support Our Small Business
15:51
April 30, 2021
65 | Rachel Hollis Part 2 & Languishing
Lauren and Michelle bring a bit of closure to the Rachel Hollis saga as they discuss the most recent apology issued on her podcast. Tune in as the sisters catch up and also do a little cannabis beverage taste test. Hot Topics: Languishing, Cann, and Dirty Dancing tutorials Resource Links: 1906  Drink Cann Rachel Hollis Podcast:  A Message From Rachel Nature: Tips From Neuroscience To Keep You Focused On Hard Tasks NYT: There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing Anchor: Support Our Small Business
49:43
April 28, 2021
64 | Mini Cozy - Ways To Not Have Raging Anxiety After A Conversation
After a year in isolation and not attending our normal social events, socializing with other humans may bring on anxiety and lots of over-thinking. To help you worry less after chatting with someone, Lauren is offering some conversational tips to help with social anxiety. These are the same tools she uses when out in social settings and has helped her feel much less anxious both during and after conversations. Resource Links: Anchor: Support Our Small Business!
07:15
April 26, 2021
63 | A Cozy Convo with Elise Fox
Michelle and Lauren's weird internet friend, Elise Fox of @thefoxfamilyden, hopped on the podcast to talk about all of the things including anxiety, dill potato chips, social media, her cute Tudor home, and everything else.  Tune in anywhere podcasts are available for this fun cozy convo! If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Instagram: @thefoxfamilyden Anchor: Support Our Small Business!
01:00:22
April 22, 2021
62 | Let's Talk About Death, Baby
Michelle and Lauren are talking about grief, their dead mom, and cannabis. It is 420 after all. Hot Topics: Kate Middleton, hungover, and crying. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Instagram: @thesisterproj InStyle: Kate Middleton Wore a Necklace with Special Meaning for Prince Philip's Funeral Spotify: Jealous Guy Spotify: Drive Anchor: Cozy Conversations With The Sister Project - Support Our Small Biz!
45:54
April 21, 2021
61 | Mini Cozy + 5 Things To Know About Therapy
Kicking off our new mini cozy series with 5 things you should know about therapy and how you can maximize your therapy experience.  Resources: Psychology Today
06:41
April 19, 2021
60 | The Power of Mushrooms
This episode is all about the magical powers and beauty of mushrooms. Michelle and Lauren dive into the healing attributes of both psychedelic and regular mushrooms along with their personal experience with both. Hot Topics: Fantastic Funghi, baby shrimp, and swingers. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Good Housekeeping: Entertaining Guests Looked Way Different 60 Years Ago Fantastic Fungi: The Documentary Rainbo: 11:11 Tincture
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April 16, 2021
59 | Wheezy Laughs & LeAnn Rimes
Michelle and Lauren are doing all sorts of catching up and wheezy laughing in this episode. Grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine and get cozy for this one - the sisters are coming in hot! Hot Topics: Prince Philip, Psoriasis, and an Endo Update If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Glamour: LeAnn Rimes Psoriasis Photos
40:36
April 14, 2021
58 | Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older. Seeing as though Lauren and Michelle are two of those people and feeling anxious is a topic of conversation, the sisters are sharing their experiences with anxiety and ways they sought help for treatment.  If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, click on the link below. We thank you! Resource Links: ADAA: Understanding Anxiety Single Care: Anxiety Statistics Psychology Today: Find a Therapist
49:44
April 09, 2021
57 | The Rachel Hollis Situation
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren are looking into the gigantic pickle Rachel Hollis (author, influencer, & motivational speaker) has gotten herself into and why it's so important that it is discussed. They also share some personal stories from Easter's past and why this Easter meant so much to them. Hot Topics: Kickball, Salt-N-Pepa, and Easter 2019 Resource Links: Instagram: @msrachelhollis Instagram: @sandra.chuma BuzzFeed: Rachel Hollis Is Out Of Touch With The Times
49:44
April 07, 2021
56 | A Cozy Conversation with Ed Park, Founder of NeuroReserve
Michelle and Lauren sat down with NeuroReserve's founder, Ed Park, to talk all about brain health, NeuroReserve's nutritional supplement, Relevate, why he started Neuro Reserve, and what foods and lifestyle choices best promote brain health. The Sister Project is beyond grateful for the work Ed and his team are doing to understand brain-protective diets and what people can do to take the best care of themselves for long-lasting brain health. Please use our code, TSP30, for 30% off of your NeuroReserve order. www.NeuroReserve.com Follow: @NeuroReserve
58:09
April 02, 2021
55 | Mommy Influencers Are Taking Over The World
Michelle and Lauren are diving into the world of mommy influencers inspired by Jo Piazza's must-listen-to podcast, Under the Influence. The sisters also tackle a listener's request and cover one of the biggest stories of the week - shrimp tails in cereal. Yep. It's 2021 folks. Other Hot Topics: Dashing Diva, Lucille Ball, and Junebug Cafe Resource Links: Dashing Diva  JuneBug Chicago Under The Influence Podcast with Jo Piazza NYT: Cinnamon Toast Crunch The Daily Beast: Shrimp Cereal Glamour: What It's Really Like To Be A Mom Influencer Today: New podcast explores behind-the-scenes world of Instagram 'mommy influencers'
52:44
March 31, 2021
54 | What To Do and Not Do If You Witness Racism and Harassment
Michelle and Lauren are sharing ways to approach a situation that involves harassment and racism. There are some definite do's and don'ts to help you manage a situation both mindfully and safely, those and more of which will be shared in this episode. Thank you for tuning in. Please subscribe to our podcast and share us with your friends on social media. Follow us at @thesisterproj and @cozyconvoswithtsp Stay cozy, be safe. Resource Links: AFSC: How To Intervene If Someone Is Being Harassed INAR: Witnessing Racism: What To Do As A Bystander Business Insider: Over 2.2 million students enrolled in this free Yale class on how to be happier — here's what it's actually like to take
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March 26, 2021
53 | Best Travel Tips, Cicadas, and Eagle Cams
Michelle is back from Spring break with all sorts of tales from Tennessee. In an effort to learn from Michelle's travel woes combined with some of Lauren's best world-traveling tips...the sisters are here to help your travels go smoothly with a bit of adventure sprinkled in. Hot Topics: Jackie & Shadow and...Cicadas, ugh. Please subscribe and leave us a review. Thank you! Resource Links: NBC: Get Ready For Brood X: The-Once-Every-17-Years Cicada Swarm Is Coming Travel Pulse: 10 Trending Travel Destinations For Summer 2021 PureWow: Yes, We Will Finally Travel Again In 2021 YouTube: Big Bear Eagle Cam MentalFloss: 14 Bold Facts About Bald Eagles
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March 24, 2021
52 | Special Episode: The "History" of Spring
Michelle and Lauren dive deep into the seasonal shift of Spring and all that encompasses this lighter time of the year. From the ancient Mayans and the Easter Bunny to the Pagan beliefs of Spring and how the season can help you find balance in your life, they're chatting about it all. Hot Topics: The Old Farmer's Almanac, The Sun Serpent, and Ostara Thank you for tuning in. Please subscribe and share us with your friends on social media. Stay cozy. Resource Links: Northern Paganism: Who is Ostara? The Farmer's Almanac: Spring Weather Forecast
40:28
March 19, 2021
51 | Women: Both Powerful and Prey
When it comes to catching up after the weekend, Michelle and Lauren have heeps to discuss. From sending sperm to the moon and powerful women in the Bronze Age...the sisters are covering that and everything in between. Hot Topics: Sarah Everard, Stanley Tucci, & The Investigation BuzzFeed: Sarah Everard Murder Case Is Hitting Home For Woman NYT: Bronze Age Tomb In Spain Hints Women Helped Govern Jenna Kutcher: Goal Digger The Muse: A Complete Guide to Answering “Tell Me About Yourself” in an Interview (Plus Examples!) TechRadar: How To Use SOS Emergency Features On iPhone, Android Phones or Smartwatches The Cut: Scientists Propose Sending Sperm To The Moon Please subscribe and leave us a review. Thank you!
42:33
March 17, 2021
50 | Endometriosis, Momming, & Cannabis
Go on ahead and cozy up for this one - it's p. Lauren shares product reviews while Michelle shares her experience as a mom who is enthusiastic about cannabis. Most importantly, March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Lauren opens up about her experience with the elusive and difficult-to-diagnose disease as they say the best way to raise awareness, is to talk about it. Please visit our show notes for more on Endometriosis. Hot Topics: 1906 Drops, Sumo Citrus, and Outlander @kasiasmcquire 1906 Cannabis Dashing Diva Nail Strips Parents Magazine: Lets Talk About It: Moms Using Marijuana To Relax The Sumo Orange Endometriosis Foundation Oprah Magazine: Cleaning Tips Everyday Health: Endometriosis Awareness Month Thank you for tuning in. Please subscribe and share us with your friends on social media. Stay cozy.
49:16
March 12, 2021
49 | Cozy Convos Covers Harry & Meghan
If the world is talking about something, so is The Sister Project. Lauren and Michelle unpack Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah and share their thoughts and perspectives. Hot Topics: Face cupping, Piers Morgan, and the royals. Please subscribe and leave us a review. Thank you! Resource Links: Lou's Libations TMZ: Evidence of Racism Seemed Apparent Amazon: Lure Face Cupping Amazon: Gua Sha Tool
46:32
March 10, 2021
48 | A Cozy Conversation with Parenting Coach, Louise Clarke
Michelle and Lauren were joined by parenting coach and mindfulness teacher, Louise Clarke, to discuss parenting during a pandemic, mindful tools to help moms and dads navigate life at home, and a reminder that you are doing the best you can. Tune in even if you're not a parent, Louise's nuggets of wisdom are for us all. Hot Topics: Device addiction, mental health, and parenting ingredients. Resource Links: INSTAGRAM: Louiseclarke.ypp Your Parenting Partner
47:36
March 05, 2021
47 | It All Started With Fun & Games
After coming in close contact with Covid, the sisters are podcasting from afar while in Q-tine. After their weekend catch-up and a couple of laughs, they switch gears and dive headfirst into Netflix's, I Care A Lot and issues surrounding its topic, elder abuse. Michelle and Lauren share their personal experience along with ways to detect and advocate for loved ones who may be in harm's way and can no longer speak up for themselves. Hot Topics: Olivia Coleman, Creep Street Podcast, & Crystal Jackson. Please subscribe and leave us a review. Thank you! Resource Links: Instagram: The Real Mrs. Poindexter NCOA: Elser Abuse Facts Jezebel: Children Expelled After School Finds Out About Mom Better Health While Aging: Financial Abuse What To Know  
51:34
March 03, 2021
46 | A Cozy Conversation with Deanna Rocca
TITLE: A Cozy Conversation with Deanna Rocca SUMMARY: Lauren's best friend, Deanna, joined in all the way from Melbourne, Australia for a very cozy and very long-distance chat. Lauren also may have gotten Michelle tipsy with a delicious mezcal Lou's Libations cocktail called, The Cancun Kick! Heads up: The sound may be a little wonky as it's our first time podcasting to Australia. Hot Topics: How to nurture a friendship from half a planet away and fascinating Aussie fun facts.  
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February 26, 2021
45 | Scandinavian Health Hacks, Sex Motels, and Stress Cycles
The sisters are covering it all. Texas. The Sybaris. Health benefits of polar plunges and saunas. The stress cycle. The Pocket App. Toxic Individualism. AIRE ancient baths, and so so much more. Hot Topics: Ted Cruz, the Peloton App, and Daisy Jones and the Six Resources: AMAZON: Daisy Jones & The Six YOUTUBE: Hedo Rick THE DAILY: The Blackout In Texas THE APEIRON: Texas Proves We Live In A Culture Of Toxic Individualism WOMEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE: How To Destress MEDIUM: The History Of Saunas FINLEO: Top 11 Wellness Benefit of Sauna
49:08
February 24, 2021
44 | Is Bossware The New Spyware?
Michelle and Lauren may have gone on fifty tangents in this conversation, but it's very important to know that your boss may be spying on you, and using the laughing emoji makes you look old. They both cried in this one talking about their dead mom and you might too, so grab a hanky. Hot Topics: no more I'm sorry, John Wayne Gacy, and the skull emoji. Resources: CNN: If You Use This Emoji, Gen Z Will Call You Old.
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February 19, 2021
43 | This One Is For All The Moms Out There
In this episode, the sisters are tackling the small stuff like a snowstorm and some celeb news, but what Michelle and Lauren are really here to talk about is what it's like being a mom during a pandemic. Hot Topics: Justin Timberlake, Firefly Lane, and Buried by the Bernards Resources: NYT: America's Mothers Are In Crisis NBC: Justin Timberlake Apologizes To Britney Spears And Janet Jackson Chicago Tribune: Chicago's 10 Largest Snowfalls Since 1886  
46:09
February 17, 2021
42 | A Cozy Conversation With Nicole Pearl
This week's special guest is Michelle and Lauren's sister, Nicole Pearl. As sisters do, they're covering it all. From old school stories and favorite skincare to being a single mom and dating after divorce - this chat will give you the feels and a whole lot of LOL's. Hot Topics: Real estate tips, botox, and a broken finger. Resource Links: Nicole Pearl @nicolepearlhomes Amazon: Nuface Amazon: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Amazon: Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter Amazon: Beauty Blender Amazon: M-61 Vitablast C Serum Amazon: Tarte Creaseless Concealer Amazon: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Amazon: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Cream Amazon: NutraBlast Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories Amazon: The Secret  
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February 12, 2021
41 |This Week In Celebrity News
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren cover both the latest updates in the Armie Hammer scandal and the documentary, Framing Britney Spears. Hot Topics: Subway's tuna sandwich and Lauren's first time gambling. Resources: BuzzFeed: 18 Things We Learned From Framing Britney Spears Distractify: Armie Hammer Allegedly Worked Construction 15 Minutes From Location Of Missing Women's Remains Mashed: The Truth About Subway's Tuna Sandwich NYT: The Ugly Secrets Behind The Costco Chicken  
41:59
February 10, 2021
40 | A Cozy Convo With Anthony Ciancio
Lauren's husband, Anthony Ciancio, joins her and Michelle to discuss what it's like to change careers at 40 in order to follow his dreams and passions. If you've ever wanted to or thought about changing careers, tune in. Plus, they both rip on a Lauren a little so well worth the listen.
47:27
February 05, 2021
39 |The Midwest Knows How To Do Snowstorms
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren dive into a smorgasbord of catching up after a week of snow in Chicago. They're also answering listener's questions and chatting mountain survival stories. Hot topics: Everest, snow weiners, and Dustin Diamond. Resource: Patch: Phallic Snow Sculpture Was A 10-Year Tradition
36:59
February 03, 2021
38 | Don't You Know That You Are Toxic?
After reading up on toxic positivity (TP), Michelle and Lauren will never ever again utter the words, "positive vibes". Ok maybe they will, but it will definitely make them butthurt. Hot Topics: True Crime and Patreon Resource Links: Healthline: Toxic Positivity Is Real The Psychology Group: Toxic Positivity: The Dark Side of Positive Vibes  
43:34
January 29, 2021
37 | A Snowy Stroll Down Memory Lane
Inspired by the HBO documentary, Class Action Park, Michelle and Lauren dive deep into memories of the '80s and public pools. Hot Topics: The Burbs, Larry King, and Timber Trails Killer Whales. Resource Links: NYT: Larry King, Breezy Interviewer of The Famous And Infamous, Dies At 87 Wikipedia: Class Action Park Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
42:45
January 27, 2021
36 | Our Life Hacks and Ways To Be There For Other Humans
Michelle and Lauren dive deep into ways to be there for someone whose loved one receives a serious diagnosis and share life hacks they have learned along the way. Hot Topics: The Night Stalker & Hippos in Colombia Resource Links: NETFLIX: Night Stalker DANNIELLE MOSS: How To Support Someone Through A Cancer Diagnosis THE SISTER PROJECT: Our Dementia Journey CNN: Colombia's Cocaine Hippos Must Be Culled  
51:43
January 22, 2021
35 | Special Inauguration Episode
The sisters are covering inauguration fashion, Officer Eugene Goodman, Poet & Activist Amanda Gorman, Madame Vice President Harris, and so much more! Hot Topics: Blue Jelly Bellies, Bernie's Mittens, and President Biden's first day on the job.  Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
45:11
January 21, 2021
34 | Is Everything and Its Mother Going Online???
The sisters discuss the influx of psychics online, therapists on TikTok, and how Lauren took her yoga business to the internet because well, there was really no other option. Hot Topics: Bridgerton...and it's a steamy one. Resource Links: Instagram: @lmyoga_ Instagram: @cozyconvoswithtsp Instagram: @thesisterproj LMYoga: Lauren Massarella Yoga Netflix:  NYT: Therapists Are On Tik Tok NYT: What, If Anything, Can Psychics Tell Us About All Of This? Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.      
41:41
January 20, 2021
33 | A Cozy Chit-Chat On Cannabis & Self-Care
Cannabis self-care and near-death (not ours) experiences are hot topics in this episode. Michelle also shares an update on Operation No More Hot Mess along with her tips on decluttering your computer and email inboxes. Help is on the way. Other hot topics: Goal setting and Gwenyth Paltrow cookbooks (hint: they're the best). Resource links: Leafly: Suck or chew? With cannabis, method matters. Amazon: The Clean Plate Amazon: It's All Good Amazon: The Desire Map Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.  
45:60
January 15, 2021
32 | Last Week Was Definitely NOT hygge.
In this week's first episode, Michelle and Lauren don't ignore the elephant in the room. They dive right into the coup d'état, Kamala's Vogue cover, and the revival of SATC. Do you hoard links to articles you plan to read in the future? You'll want to download the app, Pocket. Hot Topic: 4 Nordic lifestyle concepts to help enhance and enrich your lives. Resource Links: The Sister Project: Scandinavian Ways To Enhance Your Life Alie Ward: Oikology (Decluttering) Get Pocket: Pocket App Variety: 'Sex And The City' Revival Confirmed CBS News: Controversy Surrounds Kamala Harris First Vogue Cover Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.  
49:34
January 13, 2021
31 | Films From Our Youth Were Terrifying. Period.
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren take a time machine back to the late 1980s to revisit movies of our past. Once arriving back in 2021, they cover some COVID etiquette. Hot Topics: adult onesies, Flight of the Navigator, and Burt and Ernie. Resource links: NYT: The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming To Amazon, HBO, HULU and More Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes. **This podcast is sponsored by Equilibria CBD.
43:07
January 08, 2021
30 | The Jig Is Up
Michelle shares something she’s been dealing with, a secret struggle if you will, one that finally caught up to her. In an exciting turn of events, it happens to be a really good thing that will create opportunities for her to focus more on herself. We’re all a work in progress. Hot Topics: 90-year-old authors, the art of rushing, and booze fairies. Resource links: The Sister Project - The Dreadful Art of Rushing NYT - Booze Fairies Flit Across America Chicago Tribune - Downers Grove's Edith Vosefski Has A New Book Out At 90 NYT - Grief Films For Children NYT - This Year Try Downsizing Your Resolutions Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes. **This podcast is sponsored by Equilibria CBD.  
43:39
January 06, 2021
29 | The New Year's Special
Michelle and Lauren send-off 2020 with a big ole kick to the curb. Hot Topics: Vaxxies, skincare, and the history of selfies. Resources: The Guardian: Selfie: Australian Slang Term Named International Word of The Year Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
42:12
January 01, 2021
28 | Would You Rather? Justin Theroux or Justin Trudeau
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren play catch up post-Christmas. While chatting they also dive into the mystery of DB Cooper and the not so mystery of Hilaria Baldwin. Hot Topics: Jennifer Anniston, Rummikub, and pavlovas Resources:  HBO: The Mystery Of D.B. Cooper Independent: Jennifer Aniston Criticised For Christmas "1st Pandemic" Ornament The Cut: Unpacking The Drama Around Hilaria Baldwin's Accent Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
42:12
December 30, 2020
27 |Is It 2021, Yet?
Michelle and Lauren are covering all bases of not what's going right, but what's going wrong. After all, it is 2020. As sisters do, they talk it through and offer one another sisterly advice. Hot Topics: Dildos, holiday madness, & breakdowns. Resource Links: The Sister Project: Santa's Beard Luxxe Honor: A Wellness Studio and Natural Product Company Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
40:51
December 23, 2020
26 |Ever Swim In A Queen's Pool?
In this episode, Michelle and Lauren play catch up after the latter escaped to Palm Beach, FL. Lauren comes back with tales of billionaires and the time she hung out with a Queen. Somehow the conversation naturally progressed to Matthew McCaugnhey's life lessons and our favorite cannabis edibles. Hot Topics: Harry & Meghan Podcast, The Christmas Star, & snow days. Resource Links: The Sister Project: Cannabis Stocking Stuffers Chicago Tribune: A Challenge: Read The #1 Book From The Year You Were Born CNN: Watch For The 'Christmas Star' As Jupiter And Saturn Come Closer Than They Have In Centuries Vanity Fair: Matthew McConaughey And The Art Of Livin' Buzz Feed: A School Superintendant Sent Out A Snow Day Announcement and Everyone Is Getting Emotional The Verge: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Next In Line For Their Own Spotify Podcast Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.  
42:05
December 18, 2020
25 | To Be Friends Or Not To Be Friends?
In this episode, the sisters explore friendship break-ups and when it’s safe to say, “it’s over”. Google trends for 2020 were also discussed as there were lots to look up this year, including “why?” Other Hot Topics: Tom Hanks, ghosting, and Timothèe Chalamet Resource Links: Google: Year In Search 2020 Bustle: 11 Weird Signs Your Friendship Is Ending The Sister Project: Scandinavian Noir Book List The Sister Project: Beautiful Bali The Sister Project: Lessons From Australia The Sister Project: The Dutch Baby Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.          
41:57
December 16, 2020
24 | Special Holiday Episode: The History of Christmas!
Ever wonder why we erect sparkly Christmas trees, where candy canes come from, or why Krampus didn't make his way to the states like Santa Claus? Our gift to you is an entire episode of why the hell we do what we do at Christmastime. Hot Topics: Prince Albert, Sinter Klaus, and yule logs Resources: Town and Country: How Queen Victoria and Prince Albert Made The Christmas Tree a Staple History.com - The History of Christmas History.com - Meet Krampus Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
43:09
December 11, 2020
23 | Remember Dream Perfume From The Gap?
In this episode, first, you'll laugh, then you might cry. That's what Michelle did. SPOILER ALERT (kind of) - We cover The Undoing and why we loved hated it. Then things got really fun when we talked about grief during the holidays and a pandemic because #deadmom. Hot Topics: Love Actually, The Ref, & Michelle's feet Resource links: IMDB: The Ref The Sister Project Blog: At Home Yoga Essentials The Sister Project Blog: Our Journey Jezebel: I Rewatched Love Actually and I am Here To Ruin It For All Of You NBCDFW: Coping With Holiday Grief BT.com: The Undoing Trivia
51:33
December 09, 2020
22 | We Are Jolly AF And Hope You Are Too
The sisters are covering a lot of ground in this episode. From a date that Lauren will never ever forget to a round of Actually Curious, and Covid-safe ways to hang with friends and fam, this episode is the perfect one to cozy up to with a warm mug of mulled wine. Hot Topics: Target & Sativa, table topics, and a listener review! Please subscribe to our podcast, leave us a review, and share us with your people! Resource Links: The Sister Project: Mulled Wine The Sister Project: Outdoor Winter Essentials The Sister Project: Pasta Fagioli The Sister Project: Table Topics To Inspire More Meaningful Conversations The New Yorker: The Fatal Flaw Of The Queen's Gambit Amazon: Actually Curious Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
52:08
December 04, 2020
21 | It's Official. Jack Frost Is Nipping!
The sisters flip the script in this episode kicking things off with Hot Topics, then ending with a few 'This Just In's' that will probably make you cry a little and laugh a lot. Real feel good stories in this one. Plus, Lauren shares some some interesting aspirations from careers past. Hot Topics: 7 Year Itch, Santa's Beard, and the twins turn 12! Resource Links: People: Tiktok Star Nathan Apodaca Buys New House After Viral Ocean Spray Fleetwood Mac Video Indian Express: Jamal Hinton and Thanksgiving Grandma Meet After Husband Dies From COVID Today: Mysterious Monolith In Rural Utah Has Vanished Today: Hershey's Kisses' Classic Christmas Ad Got a Makeover - People Are Outraged Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
46:41
December 02, 2020
20 | Cozy Convo With Brendan Greeley
Michelle and Lauren sit down with their very first guest, friend, fellow podcaster, and Chicago radio personality, Brenden Greeley for a good old-fashioned cozy conversation over a couple Miller Lites. Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
01:02:03
November 27, 2020
19 | We Are Your Wintertime Ambassadors
This is a jam-packed cozy conversation. Michelle and Lauren share some shows to watch, and not watch. A holiday playlist that will lower your blood pressure (disclaimer: there is no medical research done to support this claim). It's a coffee talk episode loaded with laughs and more random things you didn't know you needed to know. Hot Topics: Murder in Middle Beach, Kurt & Goldie, and old-school holiday craft fairs. Resources: The Sister Project: Oat Milk Cinnamon Latte NYT: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn a.k.a. Mr. and Mrs. Claus Spotify: Christmas Peaceful Guitar HBO: Murder on Middle Beach Netflix: Dolly Parton's Christmas on The Square Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.  
46:37
November 25, 2020
18 | Only Male Turkeys Gobble. That and So Much More!
SUMMARY: Michelle and Lauren take you all the way back to 1621 to our country's very first Thanksgiving. Tons of holiday fun facts, including Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line, "Brown Friday", and the real story behind Jingle Bells. Reader reviews too! Hot Topics: Rockefeller, The Mayflower, and Ben Franklin Resource Links: History.com - Thanksgiving 2020 History.com - History of Thanksgiving Mayflower.com - Mayflower Passenger List ABCNews.go.com - Tiny Owl Found Inside Rockefeller Tree The Sister Project - Mulled Wine The Sister Project - Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies The Sister Project - The Apple 125 The Sister Project - Cast Iron Skillet Roast Chicken The Sister Project - The Dutch Baby The Sister Project - Mushroom Soup The Sister Project - Roasted Potato Arugula Salad The Sister Project - The Manhattan Cocktail Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.      
50:41
November 20, 2020
17 | High Tea (Not really) with The Sister Project
Oh, this one is a doozy. The sisters catch up on parenting in a pandemic and a movement Lauren wants to start. Both share their most cringe-worthy grade school memories, inspired by PEN15 on HULU. Hot Topics: The Crown, winter coats, and winter skincare. Resources: Real Simple: 7 Shower Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Skin HULU: Pen15 Real Simple: The Right Way To Apply Beauty Products For Long-Term Results The North Face: New Defdown FutureLight Women's Jacket REI: Patagonia 3-in-1 Parka Wonderful Matcha Tea GschWendner  Amazon: The Little Book of Lykke Amazon: The Once and Future Witches NYT: Tuscan Farro Soup Tanologist: Self Tan Drops Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.      
48:54
November 18, 2020
16 | Always Start Low and Slow
Going to a cannabis dispensary for the first time can be nerve-wrecking, we're offering tips to navigate your first experience as well as our favorite cannabis products. Followed up by our best tips for productivity that comes by way of Japan. Hot Topics: Kanban, a dead rat, and a quick geography lesson. Trader Joe's Taste Test: Truffle Dip, Cocoa Creme, and Lebkuchen Cookies Resource Links: Kanbanize - What is Kanban? Vuori Clothing Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
45:26
November 13, 2020
15 | Checkmate and Egg Nog!
On this episode, the sisters dive deep into The Queen's Gambit and the power of self-compassion and emotional intelligence. They also review two new seasonal items from Trader Joe's...you're going to want to run and not walk to your closest TJ's. Hot Topics: Alex Trebek, Holidate, and Lauren Resources: Buzzfeed: The Queen's Gambit - Behind the scenes facts Vanity Fair: The Queens Gambit - A Real-Life Chess Champion On Netflix's Addictive Hit The Ringer: The Man Who Brought Queen's Gambit To Life INSEUS: Search Inside Yourself Mindfulness & Leadership Training The Atlantic: Dave Chapelle Doesn't Think America Is Saved Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
44:04
November 11, 2020
14 | Think Like A Norwegian
The sisters kick things off with a mental health post-election check-in then lighten things up with one of their coziest chats yet. Get your chunky sweater on and torch a candle because we're talking hygge! Hot Topics: Roast chicken and how cannabis won the election. Resources: The Guardian - Dread The Dark Winter Lockdown? Think Like a Norwegian Jezebel - Drugs Won The 2020 Election Amazon - The Little Book of Hygge The Sister Project - Cast Iron Roast Chicken Chicago Tribune - For A Dish That Keeps On Giving, Roast A Chicken Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.  
42:02
November 06, 2020
13 | Gotta Laugh So We Don't Cry
Michelle is in quarantine so the sisters are podcasting from afar for the very first time. We're covering election stress disorder, a mean game of Would You Rather, and the time Lauren met a cab driver named Dracula in Colombia during their election. Hot Topics: Brené Brown, The Chicago Seven, & dealing with uncertainties BBC - U.S. Election 2020 - A Simple Guide NYT - Don't Give In To 'Election Stress Disorder' Unlocking Us  - Brene Brown w/ Joe Biden On Empathy, Unity & Courage - Unlocking Us Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
01:01:12
November 04, 2020
12 | Special Halloween Episode #2
In this second installment of our Halloween Special, we are covering the celebration of the dead, ways to modernize funerals, and Lauren reads Michelle's tarot cards! Hot Topics: death doulas, Save By the Bell reboot, and Carmex Resource Articles: Mind Body Green - How To Do A Tarot Card Reading Four Yourself or A Friend USA Today - Death Doulas - What They Do and Why People Get Them YouTube - Roseanne Jackie Dad's Dead Amazon - Mystic Monday Tarot Cards E Online - Zach and Kelly Are Back In New Saved By The Bell Trailer Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.  
01:07:09
October 30, 2020
11 | Special Halloween Episode #1
In the first of two Halloween episodes, we're covering the history of Halloween, Resurrection Mary, the scariest movie according to science, and so much more. This just in: How to properly burn a candle and vote. Resources:  Kitchn - 7 Mistakes You Make When It Comes To Buying and Burning A Candle History.com - Samhain Forbes - What Is The Scariest Movie Ever? Science Now has an answer to that question. Jezebel - 10 Scary Stories To Ensure You Never Sleep A Wink Chicago Reader - Meet Resurrection Mary, The Ghost of Archer Avenue Board Game - 5 Second Rule Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
01:00:48
October 28, 2020
10 | Dolly Is Our Hero
We’re diving into country, cannabis, and social media scams in our tenth episode. Hot Topics: Ghislaine Maxwell, online shopping, and Dolly, duh. Resources: Times: Ghislaine Prevention: Dolly Today's Parent: Cannabis The Vice: Kids and Cannabis Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
01:06:50
October 23, 2020
09 | It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a lemur!
Lauren wants to dress up as the season of Autumn for Halloween (life long dream) and Michelle has some insight on a feel-good-way to battle the blues.  Hot Topics:  a missing lemur, Santa’s lap, and a heartwarming Chicago story.  Resource Links: Chicago Tribune: “There’s a lemur!” 5-year-old helps crack theft Chicago Tribune: Sweet Solution Found Chicago Tribune: Santa Mall Visits May Vary  NYT: Laughter May Be Effective Medicine For These Trying Times Chicago Tribune: Love Letters in the Alley The Sister Project: Write a Letter A Women In Berlin: Anonymous Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review on Apple iTunes. Follow us on Spotify.
56:12
October 21, 2020
08 | Houston, We Have Lift Off
Episode 8: Houston, we have liftoff.  Michelle stepped into a yoga studio for the first time in 6 months and Ryan’s fibula is now in two, Oh yeah, we launched a podcast! Teamwork makes the dream work and preparation is key but that doesn’t mean self doubt doesn’t creep in here and there. Lauren turned into Mother Goose and told Michelle a tale about women supporting women and the rest is history.  Hot Topics: Impostor Syndrome Resources: The Sister Project: My Inner Monologue Can Be Deafening with Self Doubt NYTimes: How To Deal With Impostor Syndrome ImpostorSyndrome.com  - 10 Steps To Overcome Imposter Syndrome Subscribe to our podcast and drop us a review at Spotify or on Apple iTunes.
45:39
October 20, 2020
07 | A Penny For Your Penis
The sisters covered an array of topics like botched nose jobs, favorite bands and that time Lauren got cellulitis from a piercing. Michelle wishes she could have seen Queen and Lauren offers inspira