Queen Speaking

Queen Speaking

A podcast for women as we navigate our personal and professional lives, sharing the inspiration that helps us along the way. Together we’ll celebrate our triumphs and dig into our setbacks. We're giving voice to the experiences we live on a daily basis in search of continued self awareness. Let's find more ways to create opportunity for ourselves and advocate for our communities.

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September 4, 2020 19 min
It’s scary to slow down, but we’re going to be taking time off from the podcast for rest and reflection as we manage life in a pandemic and many moments of change. Links in this episode: * Syd on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mindbodysyd/) * Breanna on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bmbanford/) * Vote Save America (https://votesaveamerica.com/) Thank you for listening and we'll keep you in the loop on what's n...
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In early March, we attended the “Can’t Do It All Workshop” hosted by licensed marriage and family therapist, Alaina Brubaker at Rochester Brainery. Since many of us feel trapped by pressure and expectation to do more, we're recapping her tips to organize our lives according to our values and priorities. (Originally aired 4/17/20). Links in this episode: * Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Hulu (https://www.hulu.com/series/brooklyn-nine-nin...
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August 21, 2020 38 min
Not all days off are created equal. Sometimes we need to take a PTO day to do nothing or tackle chores and appointments—a day off for no reason! We’re talking about how we all should make time off a priority for ourselves even if we’re not going on a full blown vacation and how to ask your boss for it. (Originally aired 9/20/19). Links in this episode: * NYTimes: Smarter Living newsletter (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/smarte...
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Your career does not define you! We discuss how we show up in other areas of our life to feel fulfilled, how to recognize those roles, and give them room to breathe. (Originally aired 2/22/19). Links in this episode: * Zen Habits: The Zen Habits Guide to Spending Your Time Intentionally (https://zenhabits.net/intentionally/) * Strengths Edge: UnlockIt Workshop (https://www.strengths-edge.com/) * Entrepreneur: Science Knows You Need...
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Learn how to tap into your natural talents as you pursue your own career development. We share our experience taking the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, our top five strengths, and how they show up for us in the work we do. (Originally aired 11/9/18). Links in this episode: * Netflix: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (https://www.netflix.com/title/80239931) * Gallup: CliftonStrengths (https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/) * Stre...
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We’re sharing Breanna’s top recommendations for the newsletters, magazines, blogs, books, and more! Links in this episode: * Morning Brew (https://www.morningbrew.com/) * NYTimes Smarter Living newsletter (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/smarter-living) * Nick Wignall’s newsletter (https://nickwignall.com/newsletter/) * Zen Habits (https://zenhabits.net/) * Anti-Racism Daily (https://www.antiracismdaily.com/) * The Kitchn (http...
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We’re exploring how to create content when it feels like nothing is truly original anymore — from finding your voice and values, to staying creatively inspired, and picking your lane. Links in this episode: * Zen Habits: The Lost Art of True Rest (https://zenhabits.net/resting/) * Noom (https://www.noom.com/) * Brené Brown: Values List (https://daretolead.brenebrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Values.pdf) * Episode 116: “Can’t D...
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July 17, 2020 41 min
We’re sharing Syd’s top recommendations for the newsletters, magazines, blogs, books, and more! Links in this episode: * Disclosure on Netflix (http://www.disclosurethemovie.com/about) * Unlocking Us: Brené with Laverne Cox on Transgender Representation, Advocacy + the Power of Love (https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-with-laverne-cox-on-transgender-representation-advocacy-the-power-of-love/) * Love Life on HBO Max (https://w...
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A question we ask ourselves: What makes someone an adult? Traditionally, it’s a mix of milestones reached, but what if it’s also perspective gained or owning your choices? We’re digging into how we’re feeling about adulthood, and perhaps creating our own definition. Links in this episode: * Episode 126: Planning A Summer Micro Vacation (https://www.queenspeaking.com/126) * Career Contessa: Using Your Strengths to Discover Your Act...
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As we head into summer, we’re sharing our favorite TV shows to stream and what we’re watching right now. Links in this episode: * American Housewife on Hulu (https://www.hulu.com/series/american-housewife-df990685-cf5a-4b52-9ce3-7e841f72d02d) * Fresh Prince of Bel Air on HBO Max (https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXdLWQgqPHKXCPQEAAAxk) * Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker on Netflix (https://www.netflix...
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As we head into summer, it’s hard to imagine it being vacation-free. We’re sharing how we can plan micro vacations, where we’re road tripping instead of flying to get out of town for a few days. Our mental health needs it! Links in this episode: * Mixed In America on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mixed_in_america/) * The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014...
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This episode is inspired by the method Christina Chaey from Bon Appetit shared about how she organizes and keeps track of what she has in her freezer, fridge, and pantry. It got us thinking about tracking what we have on hand and how we use it up (or store it) before our next trip to the grocery store. Links in this episode: * EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 for Sensitive or Acne-Prone Skin (https://www.amaz...
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We're sharing a rebroadcast of Sydney and Breanna's episode on the Own Your Bold podcast (https://www.ownyourbold.biz/podcast) with Natalie Sinisgalli where we talk about vulnerability in all its forms, specifically as content creators and how to show up truly as ourselves. Own Your Bold is an interview-based podcast for female entrepreneurs and leaders in business. More than inspiration, we need tools to create impact. The...
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The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Amaud Arbery, David McAtee, and Tony McDade have re-sparked the conversation around racism in America and the Black Lives Matter movement. While there’s a lot to take in right now, the ultimate goal is to make sure the action, conversations, and resources shared leads to sustainable change in our world. This episode covers what we have been reading, listening to, learning from, an...
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As some people re-evaluate their wedding plans, we wanted to discuss what to consider when planning an intimate wedding ceremony and celebration. We're sharing Breanna's tips from her recent elopement as well as Syd's officiant insight. Links in this episode: * Gluten Free Crusty Artisan Bread (Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend) (https://www.foodiesofnewengland.com/recipes/appetizers/gluten-free-crusty-artisan-bread-cup4...
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We’re back with a new Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode about Mindy Kaling. She’s a creator, producer, writer, actor, author, fashion maven, and many other things. Her commentary about her life and work is refreshing and we’re excited to share why she’s this month’s pick. Links in this episode: * J Crew: Deep V-neck french one-piece swimsuit (https://www.jcrew.com/p/womens_category/swimwear/deep-vneck-french-onepiece-swimsuit/L2584) ...
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We’d like to talk about habits we’ve established during this weird time that we’d like to consciously hang on to post-quarantine. Links in this episode: * Journaling tips from @blessthemessy on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/B_aTUudhAKl/)
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This week, we’re coming at you with our favorite movie recommendations as we spend more time in front of our screens. Links in this episode: * Thermacell patio shield (https://www.amazon.com/Thermacell-Shield-Mosquito-Repeller-Multiple/dp/B07G42R8R5) * Repel Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004N59OFU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) * Mystic Pizza (h...
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The world is weird right now so we wanted to talk about what’s bringing us joy and how we maximize it. Links in this episode * Paper Source: Full-Page Photo Wedding Invitation (https://www.papersource.com/wedding/full-page-photo-v-wedding-invitation-w716-182305205220.html) * Zazzle: Wedding Announcement Postcard (https://www.zazzle.com/just_married_modern_casual_script_wedding_announcement_postcard-256212576722237898) * Houseparty ...
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Since we’re all staying home, we wanted to revisit our “Hot Take on TV” series of episodes with some binge-worthy faves — our recommendations for TV shows to watch and re-watch! Links in this episode: * BOXFOX (https://shopboxfox.com/) * Succession on HBO (https://www.hbo.com/succession) * Big Little Lies on HBO (https://www.hbo.com/big-little-lies) * Westworld on HBO (https://www.hbo.com/westworld) * Euphoria on HBO (https://www.h...
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