EP. 68 // GROWTH - Welcome to Season 4!

WE WOULD SAY “We’re back!” BUT IN THIS SEASON’S CASE, WE NEVER LEFT! Haa haa! But anyway…CHEERS! We’re TENURE AS A PODCAST! Season 4, let’s do this! The theme for this season of Crafty Ass Female is GROWTH - because you don’t release almost 70 episodes of a hit podcast, have THEEE best conversations with some of THEEE best people, and NOT pick up a few things along the way!

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SUMMARY //

In this episode, A + K talk about about where they are at with their personal growth. Kristin has been navigating the hills & valleys of her physical health, being a person who is in chronic pain, and shares her thoughts about telling that party of her story.

Amanda attributes her growth thus far to a combination of the intentions she set at the start of Season 3 and what she decided on for her one little word this year. She talks to Kristin about what she’s doing to lay down a SOLID FOUNDATION at this point in her life and deal with all the background ‘stuff’ she’s been struggling with for years.

HOW YOU CAN GROW //

Towards the end of the episode, Kristin gives YOU listeners a way to grow by offering the opportunity to apply for the OPEN CALL w/ EMPOWER ARTS Magazine !!! // E-mail submissions to hello@empowerartmag.com.

THE PODCAST IS GROWING //

Finally, because of this podcast’s growth since the release of episode 1, our Patreon - the hubbub of extra content - is also evolving! Listen as the girls fill you in on how it’s changing for our new season!

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to hear Kristin talk about what she’s growing in her garden this season, and what Amanda considers to be the theme song of her growth (hint: Alanis 4eva!) .


EP. 42 // LESS / MORE

CHEERS! WE’RE BACK! …and WOO, do we have a fun few weeks planned for you! The theme for Season 3 of Crafty Ass Female is Work Smarter, Not Harder - an idea that a lot of our past 40+ episodes have touched on & been leading up to.

Today’s show is the perfect kick-off! This LESS/MORE episode has A + K listing what they want less of and more of in their lives. This is great 10-minute exercise to complete yourself in order to really examine what is adding to your life and what is subtracting — so you can consciously spend time on the things that make you feel stronger & more fulfilled.

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SUMMARY //

In this episode, A + K go back & forth sharing items on their LESS/MORE lists.

KRISTIN’S LESS/MORE LIST:

LESS excess.
LESS unrewarding work.
LESS pain.

MORE space.
MORE time.
MORE connection.

AMANDA’S LESS/MORE LIST:

LESS of more,
MORE of less.

LESS agonizing,
MORE organizing.

LESS trying to be good or have other people think I’m good, and MORE having fun just playing.

LESS trying to get to where I want to go, MORE just being where I am.

LESS focus on happiness,
MORE focus on wellness.

WE WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU LEFT US A WRITTEN REVIEW ON ITUNES HERE

SHOW NOTES //

• our BONUS CURRENTLY ep on Patreon
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
• episode w/ Dax’s mom, Laura Labo
• episode w/ David Harbour
“You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce.”
EP. 35 // Creating True Success w/ Jaclyn Carter
• Jac's ART(ists) & CRAFTS class
Jackie (!!!)
I left my job with The Happy Planner®
A’s break-up with John
• Amanda’s olw this year : limitless
Hemocrania Continua
Dr. Phillipson’s ‘Choice’ article
The Awesome Ladies Project
ALP Discord Channel

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to hear A + K talk more about the LESS/MORE aspect of this episode & the start of season 3 of the podcast. 


EP. 31 // MENTAL HEALTH REVISITED

Two months ago, Amanda + Kristin came out with EP. 22 of this podcast about MENTAL HEALTH - sharing their mental health history, what they've learned along the way, & different things that have helped - doing their part to destigmatize mental illness & bring awareness to how the struggle w/ it is 100% REAL and common.

In light of the recent tragic suicide deaths of both KATE SPADE and ANTHONY BOURDAIN, they felt the need to revisit this topic, dive deeper, and offer again - a candid & open conversation about it.

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SUMMARY //

Amanda + Kristin start the conversation expressing their sadness over the loss of the amazing cultural icons Kate Spade & Anthony Bourdain earlier this month.

The girls discuss why it hit them so hard + how we crafty ass females need to reframe how we think about our own struggles in order to get the appropriate help we need.

This episode addresses our 'connection' issue which plays a part, how friends + family of mental illness sufferers can offer empathetic support, & how we might have adapted a 'happy go lucky' persona growing up which has insidiously hurt us in the long run. // Ladies, it's okay NOT to be okay. 

FAVORITE QUOTE THIS EP //

"YOU CAN BE SAD AND BE INSPIRATIONAL TOO." - Amanda

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AWESOME LADIES LIVE // 

If you love this episode, and would love to be present at a LIVE taping of Crafty Ass Female, come join us at AWESOME LADIES LIVE! This event is a crafty weekend retreat hosted by Kristin and will be happening this year from August 17-19th in East Lansing, MI. Tickets are now available! A + K  hope to see you there!


EP. 22 // A + K talk Mental Health

A lot of people suffer from anxiety + depression their entire life, but never understand what they are experiencing can be an illness -- until fear + hopelessness flood every inch of their body + there is a blaring sign that SOMETHING. IS. WRONG. 

We hope today's episode sheds light on why you might feel the way you feel, and let you know you're not alone. It is our part of this cultural movement to destigmatize mental illness & bring awareness to how the struggle w/ it is 100% REAL and common. <3 We are all in this together, friends.

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SUMMARY //

In this episode you'll hear Amanda + Kristin talk about their mental health history, what they've learned along the way, & different things that have helped.

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Want to hear even more? This season A + K are bringing you behind-the-scenes after every episode with their brand new AFTER CHATTER show exclusively available to Patreon supporters.

Head to our Patreon page to start hanging out backstage with A + K as they discuss what went down after this week's episode. It feels just like we're besties casually hanging out. See ya there! // xoxo

PARTNERING w/ SUDIO // 

You guys! We're partnering with Sudio - a company who creates headphones that function as both a quality tech device and stylish accessory! 

Amanda chose the Tre Pink design, Kristin chose the Regent Black style, + are LOVING them so far! 

Use our specific discount code CRAFTYASS15 to get 15% off any purchase you make from the website!