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Teach Me How To Adult

Gillian Berner & Cailyn Michaan

Adulting isn't easy, but we got you. Teach Me How To Adult is a smart, unfiltered podcast on everything you never learned growing up, from crushing your career and love life to balancing budgets and wellness. We chat with experts and hustlers who serve up #realtalk and actionable tips on navigating adulthood like a boss. We’re diving deep on everything: Investing! Career advice! Taxes! Homeownership! Relationship goals! Mental health! Fitness! Folding a fitted sheet!? Trying to kill it at this whole adult thing? Follow along as we figure it out together.

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The Quickie: How To Find a Meaningful Career (When You Don’t Know WTF To Do With Your Life)
3d ago
The Quickie: How To Find a Meaningful Career (When You Don’t Know WTF To Do With Your Life)
Our relationship with work has changed a lot over the last few years. As we’ve seen with The Great Resignation, young professionals are thankfully dumping hustle culture and reevaluating their priorities in life and work. And that’s great if you know what you want and can create a career out of it, but what about if you don’t know wtf to do with your life?We’re here to help. This week’s Quickie is all about how to find a career path that fuels your mind AND your bank account. From prioritizing your values and identifying your purpose, to figuring out what you’re uniquely good at, we’re diving deep on what makes a fulfilling career. Because unfortunately for us adults, you gotta work b*tch!Join us as we chat about:Why the “dream job” is a myth and saying BYE to hustle cultureHow to find your personal purpose The 4 questions to ask yourself if you’re feeling lost in your careerThe reality of pursuing your interests Identifying your unique talentsPrioritizing your values in a jobLearning to face fears and apply for scary jobsWe hope this episode helps you on your journey to a meaningful career! For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:@teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:@yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:@cailynmichaan/
The Quickie: How To Find a Meaningful Career (When You Don’t Know WTF To Do With Your Life)
3d ago
The Quickie: How To Find a Meaningful Career (When You Don’t Know WTF To Do With Your Life)
Our relationship with work has changed a lot over the last few years. As we’ve seen with The Great Resignation, young professionals are thankfully dumping hustle culture and reevaluating their priorities in life and work. And that’s great if you know what you want and can create a career out of it, but what about if you don’t know wtf to do with your life?We’re here to help. This week’s Quickie is all about how to find a career path that fuels your mind AND your bank account. From prioritizing your values and identifying your purpose, to figuring out what you’re uniquely good at, we’re diving deep on what makes a fulfilling career. Because unfortunately for us adults, you gotta work b*tch!Join us as we chat about:Why the “dream job” is a myth and saying BYE to hustle cultureHow to find your personal purpose The 4 questions to ask yourself if you’re feeling lost in your careerThe reality of pursuing your interests Identifying your unique talentsPrioritizing your values in a jobLearning to face fears and apply for scary jobsWe hope this episode helps you on your journey to a meaningful career! For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:@teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:@yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:@cailynmichaan/
The Quickie: How To Ethically Consume Media (and Learn From the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial), with The Reheat
08-06-2022
The Quickie: How To Ethically Consume Media (and Learn From the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial), with The Reheat
Is anyone else feeling uneasy after that non-stop barrage of media coverage from the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial? 🙋‍♀️Social media has given everyone a platform to share their opinions, but the deeper we get into these hot button topics, the harder it gets to tell fact from fiction and avoid the trolls #fakenews. These pop culture controversies are all too quickly becoming passive entertainment for the masses and engagement drivers for creators, and we’re starting to worry about the real-life consequences of the media craze. So this week we called in Sadaf Ahsan and Sarah Sahagian from Frequency Podcast Network’s The Reheat, to get their expert advice on ethical media consumption and how to navigate the news with accuracy. On The Reheat, Sadaf and Sarah reexamine the biggest celebrity scandals of the past, but with an educational twist - picture if a Gender Studies Class and your favourite gossip blog had a baby. So take a break from doom scrolling, because we’re about to get a reality check on why the way we consume media matters.Join us as we chat about:How to take a more conscious role in how we consume stories on social mediaThe role we play in fact-checking our own news feedsSadaf & Sarah’s best sources for trending news and pop cultureThe meme-ification of complicated celebrity momentsWe hope that this episode helps you re-examine the way you consume your media and help you decipher fact from fiction a little easier!For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:@teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:@yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:@cailynmichaan/Listen to The ReheatFollow Sadaf: twitter.com/_sadafahsanFollow Sarah: twitter.com/sarahsahagian
Teach Me How To Organize And Declutter My Space, with Megan Golightly
01-06-2022
Teach Me How To Organize And Declutter My Space, with Megan Golightly
Spring has sprung and we are in full swing cleaning mode, but this year we decided to take it one step further and get *Monica clean* by learning how to properly declutter and organize our homes (and our lives), and the psychology behind our belongings.It’s time to say goodbye to those cluttered closets because while you may not realize it – living amongst disorder can have a really negative impact on your life. Think about all of the unnecessary time and energy you waste trying to find your keys or that important document you needed. Or the pile of aspirational items that make you feel bad about yourself.So this week we are joined by Megan Golightly,  a professional home organizer and founder of Calgary-based business, Simplified, which helps people organize, pack and unpack their homes. Megan blends her degree in psychology and passion for neuroscience research with practical organization strategies. Her goal is to help everyone feel at ease in their homes and remove any negative feelings and thoughts they have about their clutter, themselves, and their spaces. Join us as we chat about:The neuroscience behind decluttering and organizationWhy clutter happens in the first placeThe difference between organizing, decluttering, tidying and cleaningHow to learn to let go of sentimental itemsWhy holding onto things out of financial or environmental guilt can cost youTop 3 things someone should do when tackling a room in their homeMegan’s secret-sauce product recommendations for organizingHow to deal with a partner/roommate who isn’t as organized as you areWe hope this episode helps you feel empowered to organize your life and declutter the things that no longer serve you. You got this!For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:@teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Megan:go-simplified.com@gosimplified/Megan's organization guides: ​​go-simplified.com/guidesFollow Gillian:@yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:@cailynmichaan/
The Quickie: How To Protect Yourself Online
25-05-2022
The Quickie: How To Protect Yourself Online
Let’s be honest, according to our phone’s screen time reports, we’re all spending a helluva lot of time online. And whether you’re logging on for business or pleasure, there are a lot of risks online that can be so financially or personally devastating.But don’t worry friends, we’ve got you covered this week with tips for keeping your identity, your cashmoney, your sensitive photos, and everything else safe online from all the Anna Sorokin and Tinder Swindlers out there.Join us as we chat about:Protecting yourself from leaked photos and phone hacksHow to avoid getting catfished on dating appsProtecting your personal identity/banking info onlineHow to make a smart passwordThe benefits of an online security protection planThe most common fraud calls/emails you can fall victim toKeeping your mental health safe by avoiding trolls and cyberbulliesWe hope this episode helps empower you to protect yourself online! Special thanks to Telus Online Security for sponsoring today’s episode! Check out TELUS Online Security, powered by Norton — Canada's most comprehensive, all-in-one protection for your devices, online privacy, and identity, starting from just $10 per month. Learn more at Telus.com/onlinesecurity. Conditions apply. For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:@teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:@yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:@cailynmichaan/
Teach Me How To Ditch Toxic Positivity and Feel for Real, with Psychotherapist Whitney Goodman
18-05-2022
Teach Me How To Ditch Toxic Positivity and Feel for Real, with Psychotherapist Whitney Goodman
Unpopular opinion: It’s NOT always healthy to find the silver lining in everything. Some things just suck, and we don’t always need to look on the bright side, at the expense of *actually* processing hard feelings. Our culture is obsessed with a “good vibes only,” and “everything happens for a reason” state of mind that makes us feel like we’re failing if we’re not happy 100% of the time. Trying to see the positive isn’t always positive, sometimes shit happens that doesn’t make us stronger, and we’re ready to break up with toxic positivity so we can fully experience our emotions AND our loved ones’ feelings. (Because nothing is worse than platitudes.) So this week we called in author and psychotherapist, Whitney Goodman, to help us ditch toxic positivity and get real with our emotions. Whitney is the author of the book Toxic Positivity, a columnist for Psychology Today and appears regularly in publications like The New York Times and Teen Vogue. No one should have to pretend that everything’s ok when it isn’t, so if you’re looking for some validation, you’ve come to the right place!Join us as we chat about:The signs of toxic positivity and why it gets in the way of your healing Finding the balance between optimism, negativity and toxic positivity How to deal with friends and family who dismiss your strugglesThe productive VS annoying way to complain The impact of social media on toxic positivity How to show up for others in a supportive wayWe hope this episode helps you deal with your shit  and feel all of your very valid feelings.For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:@teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:@yunggillianaireFollow Cailyn:@cailynmichaanFollow Whitney:sitwithwhit.com@sitwithwhitToxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy
The Quickie: How To Hack Your Memory
04-05-2022
The Quickie: How To Hack Your Memory
We all know that the years start coming and they don’t stop coming, but we’re starting to have trouble remembering them. Our memories are an essential part of who we are and this week we learned there’s A LOT that can impact our ability to remember the good old days (or just that person’s name we met five minutes ago, tbh). If you’ve been feeling some brain fog lately you’re not alone — surprisingly, there’s a lot that goes into maintaining our memory, especially when a global health crisis cuts off the stimulation our minds need to stay sharp. But we’re diving into hacking our brainwaves and training our minds so that we can actually remember all the things we need to do today. May the odds be ever in our favour!Join us as we chat about:The three pillars of memory maintenanceHow to stimulate both sides of your brainThe impact of staying physically and mentally activeWhy sleep rules everythingHow managing stress and anxiety can strengthen memory (and why we blackout when stressed)Quick memory hacks to help you stay sharp We hope this is an episode you won’t forget!For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:@teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:@yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:@cailynmichaan/
Episode 64: Teach Me How To Own My Orgasms and Pleasure, with Sex Coach Portia Brown
20-04-2022
Episode 64: Teach Me How To Own My Orgasms and Pleasure, with Sex Coach Portia Brown
Friends, this week’s episode is a juicyyy one! We sat down with sex coach and educator Portia Brown to chat all things orgasms and how to take control of your own pleasure. Because there’s an embarrassing amount we don’t know about our own sexual physiology, and we’re SO ready to take self-care to the next level by creating a pleasure practice that helps us tune into our body and mind. This is such an inspiring conversation that is guaranteed to help you take control of your orgasms and incorporate pleasure (in its many forms, as we learned) into your daily routine. Because you deserve alllllll the O’s, and they don’t have to be elusive. Portia is the founder of Froetic Sexology, a website, social media platform and coaching practice that helps women find their power through pleasure. Her expansive sex coaching methods help women tap into mindfulness and ritual to help them reconnect with themselves. She’s been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour UK,  and podcasts such as “Doing It” with Hannah Witton, and “Am I Making You Uncomfortable” from Huffington Post.Join us as we chat about:How to create your own pleasure practiseThe different ways to achieve your big OTips for orgasming with a partnerBreaking through your own mental/physical barriersHow breathwork can enhance pleasureHow orgasms *actually* feelFun ways to initiate sexGaining confidence in the bedroomWe hope this episode inspires you to maximize your pleasure and prioritize YOU.For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:@teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:@yunggillianaireFollow Cailyn:@cailynmichaaninstagram.com/cailynmichaan/Follow Portia:portiabrowncoaching.com/@portiabrowncoaching
The Quickie: How To Be More Decisive
06-04-2022
The Quickie: How To Be More Decisive
The one thing we all need to do literally every day is make decisions. So you made the right decision to listen to this one today! But for those of you plagued with indecision (like us) it can be a struggggle. Analysis paralysis can mess with us when it comes to making big decisions about our careers, planning big events, and even smaller things like what to watch on Netflix or where to eat. We’ve allll been there. But here’s the tea: being decisive isn’t about being right, it’s about growing and learning from all of the possible outcomes. Plus making no decision is actually a decision — you’re choosing stagnation. So in this week’s episode we’re kissing our indecisiveness goodbye, so we confidently navigate our way through adulthood and get good at making decisions.Join us as we chat about:Getting clear on YOUR desired outcomeHow to be more confident in your decisionsTips for avoiding choice overloadWhy having perspective makes everything easierThe ultimate hack of time-boxing your choicesBreaking big decisions down into smaller decision treesWe hope this episode helps you slay your decisions with confidence!For show notes and more adulting tips, visit: teachmehowtoadult.ca Sign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:instagram.com/yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:instagram.com/cailynmichaan/
The Quickie: How To Have More Energy
23-03-2022
The Quickie: How To Have More Energy
Let’s face it… life is exhausting, but that doesn’t stop the sun from rising every morning so it’s time we figured out how to hack the system and stay energized! This week’s quickie is all about fighting fatigue and finding more energy so we can get sh*t done. So get caffeinated because we’re covering everything from the basics we’ve been known to ignore (has anyone ever slept for 8 hours?) to new tricks backed by the pros (hot tip: have more sex).Join us as we chat about:Why hydration is keyUsing sunlight to our advantageThe surprising effect of spending time in natureMicro-exercises and how they can help usThe impact of surrounding yourself with good energyHow sex effects our mental wellbeingThe perks of microdosing caffeineWe hope this episode helps boost your energy so you can do allll of the things!For show notes and more adulting tips, visit: teachmehowtoadult.ca Sign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:@yunggillianaireFollow Cailyn:@cailynmichaan
The Quickie: We Turned Two! Our Biggest Life Lessons Learned
09-03-2022
The Quickie: We Turned Two! Our Biggest Life Lessons Learned
It’s Teach Me How To Adult’s two year anniversary and to celebrate, we’re switching things up a little! We have learned, and changed, so much since starting this podcast so this week we’re reminiscing and reflecting on some of the best advice from the experts we’ve interviewed.From managing money and navigating friendships to improving our wellbeing and learning to love ourselves, this week’s quickie is an essential rundown of the lessons that have truly changed our lives.Listen to our chat to learn more about:Our quick takeaways on investing, negotiation and working out The importance of friendships throughout different stages of life How to hack your mindset to improve your lifeThe transformative power of finding confidence and self-loveThank you so much for supporting us! ​​We’d love to know what your biggest takeaway from the podcast has been.For show notes and more adulting tips, visit: teachmehowtoadult.ca Sign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:@yunggillianaireFollow Cailyn:@cailynmichaan
Teach Me How To Get Through A Breakup, with Relationship Coach Lindsey Ellison
23-02-2022
Teach Me How To Get Through A Breakup, with Relationship Coach Lindsey Ellison
If you’re fresh out of a breakup and are feeling alllll of the feels, this one's for you. Navigating a breakup is never easy, but you’re far from alone. A study last year showed 25% of Canadians between the ages of 18-24 split up during the pandemic, and 5 million Canadians have experienced a recent breakup. Experts say it can take 6-8 weeks to get over the initial intensity of heartbreak, but with a lack of access during lockdowns to the normal stuff we do to get over our exes, and an ongoing mental health crisis, the “getting over it” part has been hard lately. That leaves us with the inner work we have to do: Finding out who we are again, rewriting our narratives, filling that void, and loving ourselves first. We called in breakup expert Lindsey Ellison to help us fall in love with our life again and manifest the dream partner that we deserve. Because when you can feel happy on your own, you're raising the bar for the next partner you bring into your life.Lindsey is a relationship coach who helps people navigate breakups or divorce. She’s the author of the best selling book, MAGIC Words: How to Get What You Want from a Narcissist, and host of the popular podcast, Unbreakable You: Breakup Without Being Broken.Listen to our chat to learn more about:Gill’s biggest advice for navigating a breakupHow to know when it’s time to leave a relationshipThe best way to heal and change your mindset after a breakupHow the type of breakup you’re going through affects your recovery time/processTips for getting over trust issuesManaging triggers and relationship remindersHow to avoid becoming jaded or cynical about loveBuilding up your confidence after heartbreak​​We hope this episode helps you get through the tough moments, and inspires you to start putting your needs first.For show notes and more adulting tips, visit: teachmehowtoadult.ca Sign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow Lindsey: us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:@yunggillianaireFollow Cailyn:@cailynmichaan
Teach Me How To Have A Thriving Love Life With The 5 Love Languages
09-02-2022
Teach Me How To Have A Thriving Love Life With The 5 Love Languages
Love week is right around the corner so we’re throwing it back to this gem from 2021 where we dive into the five Love Languages, what they mean, and tips for dating each type.ICYMI, The Five Love Languages was written by marriage counsellor, Dr. Gary Chapman, and has sold over twelve million copies worldwide! We’re not kidding when we say it’s been a game changer for people all over the world…it’s literally been on the New York Times best-sellers list since 2007! Dr. Chapman noticed that couples often came to him with the same concern: “I feel like my partner doesn’t love me.” Starting to recognize a pattern, he discovered that there were five categories on how people could give their partner the love they need: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service and Physical Touch.And these don’t only apply to romantic relationships. You can also practise self-care for yourself using the 5 love languages, and use them to form stronger relationships with your friends, family and coworkers!Listen to our chat to learn more about:How to practice self-care using the 5 love languagesThe importance ‘Words of Affirmation’ play in making you feel understoodHow to spend ‘Quality Time’ together when you see each other 24/7 or are in a LDRWhy ‘Receiving Gifts’ isn’t as superficial as it soundsHow ‘Acts of Service’ can make your partner’s dayWhy ‘Physical Touch’ is more than just sexy timeTwo easy ways to find yours and your partner’s love languageCailyn’s top love languages and how learning them made her relationship thriveGill’s top love languages and how they can change throughout her lifeWe hope this episode helps you tap into your love language for you and the people you love! Mentioned in this episode:Coach CareyAurelia Box Lingerie Subscription Date Night In A BoxTake Dr.Chapman’s free quiz to find out your love languageFor show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.ca Sign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:instagram.com/yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:instagram.com/cailynmichaan/
Teach Me How To Be Alone But Not Lonely
02-02-2022
Teach Me How To Be Alone But Not Lonely
Humans are social animals – we thrive off connection – and after two years of almost constant isolation and working from home, people are feeling lonelier than ever. But being alone and being lonely are two very different things, and we’re here to tell you that getting comfortable spending time on your own can be the ultimate game-changer for your health, happiness and relationships.It’s all about reframing our idea of being alone. After all, personal time is a luxury in our busy lives, and making space to relax, reflect or get creative in solitude has amazing positive outcomes. Even if you thrive off social connection (we see you, extroverts!), finding fulfillment on your own is essential. So, this week we’re exploring how to combat loneliness and enjoy being alone! Tune in as we chat about:Why people are feeling lonelier than everHow alone time can help you learn about yourselfThe importance of finding personal hobbiesThe real reason those “mental health walks” do wondersThe power of microconnections and how to make themWays to be part of a communityRedefining your narrative and shifting your mindsetThe mental health benefits of giving backHow to increase your productivity during alone timeWe hope this episode helps you feel a little less lonely and embrace the beauty of time with yourself!For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:instagram.com/yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:instagram.com/cailynmichaan/
The Quickie: Our Top 8 Tips for Launching a Business
26-01-2022
The Quickie: Our Top 8 Tips for Launching a Business
Take it from us: Building a successful side hustle or business is time-consuming and scary, but being your own boss has some serious perks, and it seems the entrepreneurial feeling is catching on. Gig workers now represent more than 20% of millennials in Canada…you could be next! (And we love that journey for you.) If you’ve been thinking about giving your own biz idea a go, this quickie is for you! We’re passing along the most important lessons we’ve learned starting our own business—the good, the bad, the hilarious—and how to set yourself up for success.Tune in as we launch into:Why you need to stop waiting for the perfect time to startDefining your mission and value propositionUnderstanding your consumer and audienceThe importance of setting up your finances and legal structureCreating killer brandingHow to launch with a bangThe metrics that matter for your launchHow to avoid burnout and stay committed We hope this episode inspires you to take the leap and launch your dream idea! And remember, the key is to just start and keep learning as you go. For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:instagram.com/yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:instagram.com/cailynmichaan/
The Quickie: How To Start Saving Money... Today!
12-01-2022
The Quickie: How To Start Saving Money... Today!
One of the most common resolutions that almost everyone has in January is to save more money. But it’s not that easy with high living expenses, a hundred streaming service subscriptions, and a hefty UberEats habit. So in this week’s Quickie we’re diving into easy ways to save money…literally starting today! Because adulting just hits different when you have your financial sh*t together.Tune in to get the financial scoop on:Understanding your spending triggersInvesting in everyday itemsWhy negotiating with cash is KingHow to save on your fave clothes each seasonAutomating your banking to help you save Hacking your utility billHow to avoid paying annual fees on credit cardsTips on getting a higher interest rate on your savings accountWhat Gill and Cailyn both realized they need to cut back onWe hope this episode inspires you to save a little money this year and achieve all of your financial dreams!For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:instagram.com/yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:instagram.com/cailynmichaan/
The Quickie: How To Manifest What You Want This Year
05-01-2022
The Quickie: How To Manifest What You Want This Year
This year, instead of setting goals for ourselves and then promptly forgetting them, we’re focused on being intentional with our objectives and making sure we achieve them. Enter manifestation. If you’ve been anywhere near the internet lately you’ve probably heard the buzz around manifestation, and honestly the whole concept sounded too good to be true. So, this week, we’re digging deeper to find out if any of the hype is real, or if TikTok has made us all lose our minds. Spoiler alert: manifestation works (but it takes a little more effort than just asking the universe to step in)! This quickie is all about the science behind manifesting your dreams into reality, and how to incorporate intentions, visualization and affirmations into your daily life. There’s no magic or snake oil involved, we promise. So join us in starting 2022 off right with our official no-BS guide to using manifestation to master your mindset and get what you want.Tune in to learn more about: The intentions Gill and Cailyn are focusing on this yearSetting clear, actionable goalsThe benefits of visualization (and how to do it)Creating positive change through affirmationsHow to take action and *actually* achieve your dreamsWe hope this episode helps you approach your life with an abundance mindset and inspires you to manifest your dreams into realty in 2022.For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:instagram.com/yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:instagram.com/cailynmichaan/
The Quickie: How To Survive The Holidays With Your Mental Health Intact
22-12-2021
The Quickie: How To Survive The Holidays With Your Mental Health Intact
Happy holidays friends! Today we’re throwing it back to an oldie but a goldie from 2020 because these tips are so relevant this holiday season… and TBH, who didn’t need a little breather this week!?While the holidays can be super joyful for many,  they can also come with a ton of stress, pressure, grief, and loneliness for others. So, today we’re diving into five expert-backed mindset hacks to make it through this week with your mental health intact.Tune in to learn more about: Setting clear boundaries with yourself and loved onesThe benefits of an *easy* gratitude practiseHow to “gamify” holiday drama and stress as a way of (pretty damn fun) copingDealing with grief and the loss of loved ones during the holiday seasonCreating new traditions and making your own meaning during the holidaysStay safe and happy holidays to you and your loved ones.For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:instagram.com/yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:instagram.com/cailynmichaan/
Teach Me How To Have Adult AF Etiquette, with Myka Meier
16-12-2021
Teach Me How To Have Adult AF Etiquette, with Myka Meier
This week’s episode is a topic you may not have realized you needed to learn way more about…modern etiquette! But this is NOT a stuffy table manners lecture about minding your P’s and Q’s. According to today’s guest, etiquette expert Myka Meier, modern etiquette is about being kind, thoughtful and respectful, presenting your best self, and having the emotional intelligence and social skills to go anywhere with confidence. Sign us up!Myka has been coined the “Marie Kondo of etiquette”. She even trained in London under a member of The Royal Household of the Queen — YAS QUEEN!She started Beaumont Etiquette, which offers courses on etiquette that are super relevant to society today. She brings a fresh and modern perspective to manners, breaking down the stereotype that etiquette is stuffy or outdated. She co-founded The Plaza Hotel’s Finishing Program, and is the author of the two best selling books: Modern Etiquette Made Easy and Business Etiquette Made Easy. Tune in as we answer all your Qs on:When should you bring a hostess giftAppropriate engagement, wedding and shower giftsHow to (politely) remind someone to pay you backWhen you should send a thank you noteHow to dress for weddings, funerals and job interviews.How to set a standard table settingHandling the bill on a first dateHow do you make a good first impression in a job interview or meetingWhere to sit in a boardroomHow to network and self-promote tastefullyThe 101 on business dining etiquetteWe hope this episode empowers you to walk into your next social situation feeling totally prepared and confident!For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Myka:@mykameierBuy her books: Modern Etiquette Made Easy: A Five-Step Method to Mastering EtiquetteBusiness Etiquette Made Easy: The Essential Guide to Professional SuccessFollow Gillian:instagram.com/yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:instagram.com/cailynmichaan/
Teach Me How To Spice Up My Sex Life, with Dr. Jess O’Reilly
01-12-2021
Teach Me How To Spice Up My Sex Life, with Dr. Jess O’Reilly
Let’s talk about sex, baby! If you, like us, believe the sex-ed we got in school was a total joke… this one’s for you. We’re talking communication, sexting, pleasure, technique, toys, kinks, and yes… butt stuff.We grew up in a time when there was so much shame surrounding sex, especially around female pleasure, and that still affects the way a lot of us navigate our own sexuality. But the best way to counter that, is to normalize and talk about it. Because one of the key cornerstones of a solid relationship is great sex, and for those who aren’t in relationships, a huge part of figuring out who you are and what you like is exploring sex. So in our latest episode, we called in sexpert extraordinaire, Dr. Jess O’Reilly. Dr. Jess is a sexologist (PhD), relationship expert, best-selling author and TV personality. She has worked with thousands of couples around the world to transform their sexual relationships, and she’s the host of the hit reality series Swing, and hosts Intimately You on CityTV.Join us as we discuss:How much sex, conversations in the bedroom, sexting, and toy play YOU guys are havingNavigating different libidos and desire levels Sexual compatibility and bridging the gap between different erotic preferences Asking for what you *really* want in the bedroom and giving (constructive!) feedback Overcoming shame and insecurity so you can be a more open-minded loverHot tips for getting confident with dirty talk and sextingTaking your pleasure to the next level with different penetrative techniques Dr. Jess’s top ways to reconnect and turn up the heat for relationships that are stuck in a sex rutThe best sex toys to try right now How to prep for and work up to butt play For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Dr. Jesssexwithdrjess.com  instagram.com/sexwithdrjesspodcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sex-with-dr-jess/id1166227345Buy her books: Gillian:instagram.com/yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:instagram.com/cailynmichaan/
The Quickie: How To Get Out Of A Rut
17-11-2021
The Quickie: How To Get Out Of A Rut
Winter is coming… and with almost two years of the pandemmy under our belts and the sun now setting before we even get a chance to see it (who is daylight savings ACTUALLY saving?), it can feel like we’re living in Groundhog Day. If you’re feeling stuck and stagnant, and running low on energy like us, you’ve come to the right place!We’re done with languishing. So, in this week’s quickie, we’re talking how to break the cycle of being in a rut and bring the joy back into life – and from changing our mindset to creating moments of inspiration and spontaneity, we’ve got the expert-backed strategies to get you back on track. Join us as we discuss:How to know if you’re in a rutFinding the source and identifying limiting beliefsGetting out of your own way and taking responsibility Checking in with your emotional bank accountSetting manageable goals that will create momentumFinding inspiration through creativity and spontaneity The life-changing effects of practicing gratitudeWhy falling in love with change is the antidote to getting “stuck”We hope this episode inspires you to make positive change and kick those ruts to the curb!For show notes and more adulting tips, visit:teachmehowtoadult.caSign up for our monthly adulting newsletter:teachmehowtoadult.ca/newsletter Follow us on the ‘gram:instagram.com/teachmehowtoadultpodcast Follow Gillian:instagram.com/yunggillianaire/Follow Cailyn:instagram.com/cailynmichaan/