205: Curating Your Own Milestones



We have a new intro and it’s safe to say we’re still adjusting! But this week we are chatting about the exciting Legally Blonde news, what films Charlotte will be watching on the plane and our various levels of cringe when it comes to Rom Coms. But this week we’re also chatting about curating your own milestones and while we both are getting married this year, we feel like there is more to milestones than the traditional ones that society tells us we should be excited about.

You can define your own milestones and depending on your hobbies, lifestyle, industry, background, sexual orientation and a million other things, your milestones are unique to you and more than anything should be a chance to celebrate things that are important to you with people who care about you. Whether that’s running a PB in your marathon training, paying off debt, getting a new job or getting a visa you’ve applied for.

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Recommendations

The Idea of You on Amazon Prime

One Sec App

Also mentioned:
Diamond Dazzle Stick

The Rusty Bicycle pub in Oxford


204: Rejecting Pigeon-Holes & Embracing Our “Ands”



We’re back and we’re reunited IN PERSON for the first time in about 3 years – yes, we’re giddy with excitement too. This week is all about wedding dresses, Eurovision, baby reindeer (no, not the TV show) and why we need to stop putting people into boxes. Whether it’s celebrities experimenting with a new genre, rediscovering a childhood hobby that you love or having multiple interests that might seem contradictory, there’s so much ore joy to be had when we embrace out “ands” and stop putting other people, and ourselves, into strict boxes.

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charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations

The Ordinary Eyebrow & Lash Serum

Style-ish Podcast


203: Living By Your Values



Having values vs. Living by your values – what’s the difference? How does this change over time as we get older, more confident or have more money? We chat about how we feel more able to live by our values now and stand up for what’s important to us. We chat about how personal motivation is so important in living my your values and how we fear judgement less than when we were in our 20s.

Let us know your thoughts!

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helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors


202: Hyper-Productivity Is Counterproductive



Charlotte is back from Kos, Helena is settling back into the UK and both of us are fighting colds, so this week felt fitting to discuss how hyperproductivity can actually be counterproductive for our health, our minds, our nervous system and our overall wellbeing.

This conversation sort of didn’t go where we expected as we chatted about whether multitasking and hyperproductivity are gender-skewed and how constant stress is actually putting our bodies into a constant state of fight-or-flight (spoilers: that’s not good for you!)

As always we’d love to hear your thoughts.

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helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations

Behind the Bastards Podcast

Stompcast Podcast

Also mentioned:

EasyJet Holidays

The Rest is Entertainment Podcast


201: Low Maintenance vs. Low Effort Friendships



We’re back after our break and after 10 months (!) we are back to recording on the same timezone!

We’ve got exciting life updates, new recommendations and of course our topic this week which feels very fitting after 10 months without seeing each other. We’re chatting about low maintenance vs low effort friendships – what’s the difference? What makes a friendship low maintenance and why are they so great?

Friendships change a lot in your late 20s and 30s as life priorities shift and big changes happen, we’re chatting about those friendships that feel like you can pick up where you left off even after not seeing each other as well as those friendships that maybe feel a bit one-sided.

As always we’d love to hear your thoughts.

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charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations

I’m Sorry You Feel That Way by Rebecca Wait

Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV – watch on Discovery+ via Amazon Prime


200(a): Out Of Office



Hands up, we forgot to mention we’re taking a spring break in last week’s episode (we blame the excitement of hitting 200 episodes) so see this as our out of office & update on the newsletter!

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200: Having Hobbies for Pure Enjoyment



IT’S OUR 200TH EPISODE!

We can’t believe we’ve reached this milestone and to celebrate we’re expanding the Growth in Progress community with a free Growth in Progress newsletter coming to you every month! We’ve also created a Patreon to help us continue producing the podcast, so if you’d like to support us there, you can get lots of bonus content by supporting us here – https://patreon.com/GrowthInProgress

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This week it feels fitting to discuss something that definitely doesn’t get covered enough in adulthood: doing hobbies for the pure enjoyment of them. Not everything has to be motivated by goals, financial gain or social pressure. Social media and hustle culture make us think that the purpose of a hobby is to monetise it or turn it into a business. But not everything needs to become a side hustle, you can and should do something purely for the enjoyment of it – like we do for this podcast!

Enjoyment can and should be just as valid as a motivating factor as anything else, you’re allowed to do things just for you and pursue passion projects without pressure.

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helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations

The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Gel

Homicide New York on Netflix

Gravy Breakfast restaurant in Portland Oregon (Helena recommends the Challah French Toast)

Helena also mentioned (but gave 1-star on Good Reads) to Too Late by Colleen Hoover

Charlotte also mentioned Jackie Chan (Do it for the ‘Gram song) 


199: Can You Be Content and Still Have Ambition?



Charlotte’s heading to Paris and Helena’s just arrived in California but we’re both baffled by the Kate Middleton conspiracy theories which are taking over the internet right now! But our topic this week is our revisiting of a topic we discussed 80 episodes ago (head back to episode 118 if you’re interested). We’re chatting about how our ambitions have changed and whether you can be both ambitious and content at the same time – we’d love to hear your thoughts!

Don’t miss next week’s episode which is our 200TH EPISODE –  and we have a special surprise…

If you’re enjoying the podcast and want to support us then the best way to do so is hit follow on your podcast player and let your friends know. We always want to hear from you so get in touch through the details below:

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helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Who Replaced Avril Lavigne Podcast with Joanne McNally


198: Don’t Let Nostalgia Cloud Your Decision



Oh hey, extra episode! No, you haven’t gone mad, we had a little *ahem* mishap with uploading so this week you’ve got the extra episode you should have had last week. Hey, we’re all human!

In this episode we’re discussing nostalgia and how those pesky rose-tinted glasses can impact the decisions we’re making today if we aren’t careful. Whether it’s thinking you enjoyed something more than you actually did or would do now, or just trying to honour the idea of how your life would be when you were younger, it can add a whole other dimension to decision making. We’re discussing why you shouldn’t let nostalgia distract you from who you are today and why fundamentally it’s ok to change your mind.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this one!

If you’re enjoying the podcast and want to support us then the best way to do so is hit follow on your podcast player and let your friends know. We always want to hear from you so get in touch through the details below:

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charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations

American Nightmare on Netflix

Lover, Stalker, Killer on Netflix

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy on Netflix


197: Is Wellness Girly the New Girl Boss?



Helena’s preparing for a big life shift and Charlotte has been going through family photos from over a century ago! We’re covering a topic we’re really excited about this week – is the Wellness Girly trend the new Girl Boss? Girl Boss has been dismantled over recent years but is this new trend helpful, is it a response to the burnout and financial challenges that millennials are experiencing right now, is it exclusionary in its trending aesthetic or is it an empowering movement?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this one!

If you’re enjoying the podcast and want to support us then the best way to do so is hit follow on your podcast player and let your friends know. We always want to hear from you so get in touch through the details below:

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charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations

The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me on Netflix

Only Say Good Things Memoir by Crystal Hefner