Thanksgiving Week delivers a bonus episode on gratitude and explores the question, "Is gratitude more than a holiday?" Lynn starts the conversation by sharing that gratitude is an attitude of her heart, a discipline that she strives to apply daily, while Thanksgiving is an event, a time to pause from Read More
Lynn and Nancy are encouraging us to give the gift of focus by eliminating unnecessary items from our respective spaces. Focus brings clarity, encourages learning (by blocking out the noise), and directs our best efforts (we only have 24 hours). By recognizing our mental and physical limitations, we are more Read More
It's Election Day in the US and one of the ways we love our communities is exercising our right to vote. Since turning eighteen years old, these two have been proudly wearing and sharing their "I VOTED" stickers. Nancy talks about her experience as a poll worker in Downtown Indianapolis Read More
Both hosts describe themselves as "lifelong learners," so in this season of love, a conversation about the love of learning is in order. Lynn begins sharing about what it meant to pursue and receive her master's degree as she entered her sixties. "I think it was important to challenge myself Read More
Self-care is an expression of self-love. What is your reaction to this statement? Are you caught in the tension of preferring humility over self-love? In this episode, we start by busting 5 myths that might prevent us from loving ourselves beyond the everyday basics. Lynn encourages us with the familiar Read More
Recalling the early (and awkward) days of Financial Night in their marriage, Lynn guides this important conversation about how we view and handle money. Both hosts encourage consistent interaction with a household budget, offering different ways to review and direct spending. The key? Connecting dollars to values. This episode's Try-Something-New Read More
In this second season, we are continuing to look at life through a lens of love. And you can't talk about love without acknowledging grief. "Grief is proof of life." Nancy shares a series of guardrails that she uses to help navigate those challenging chapters of life. Not surprisingly, the Read More
Lynn starts the discussion by asking Nancy to respond to hearing the word, "hospitality." What images and feelings come to mind? Is hospitality equal to entertaining? Instead of focusing on table settings and elaborate menus, the two co-hosts talk about ways to focus on the people -- whether it's a Read More
This conversation isn't a deep dive on social media influencers, though we have our favorites (S/O to Babs, stellar cookbook author, and grandmother extraordinaire). Instead, we look at the truth that we all yield some kind of influence. Are we using it for good? Unfortunately, according to research conducted by Read More
Nancy and Lynn have both been married ot their husbands for nearly 40 years! Find out how it's magical and mundane, and maybe even a little like a marathon. And even some marriage advice and what we'd change about our weddings. And Lynn mentions something she wrote nearly 10 Read More
What's a "trashball?" Our hosts discuss the importanceof acknowledging and accessing intentional creativity. Why? To better love our family friends and community at large, of course! Plus tailgate suggestions including these sliders. H/T to @bigboocast and @boomama for these! https://hostthetoast.com/french-onion-beef-sliders/
Lynn and Nancy reflect on the launch season of the Second Cup, remembering the long list of ideas or hairbrained schemes that have been tossed around over the years, including a family camp! So, what made the podcast different? Join us to hear the rest of the story! We're also Read More
An encounter with a truth-teller in the women's locker room at the YMCA has Nancy asking the question, "When do we care what others think of us?" More than focusing on our outward appearance, we touch on ways to live in alignment with our values and accept forgiveness for those Read More
While plenty of life events are unanticipated, we can plan ahead. In this episode, Lynn shares a trick for overcoming jet lag, and the friends talk about how to stay in the day while planning for the future.
Lynn and Nancy are exploring the tension in doing versus being. Nancy tells the story behind her husband's advice of "Don't just do something, stand there." Both hosts suggest reasons why observing from the sidelines might be the right next step, and in that scenario, waiting is a wise choice. Read More
On this episode of the Second Cup, Lynn and Nancy linger over "life mantras" and how Nancy's time with her late mom provided one important tenent for living! Plus, what's the favorite part of your day? These friends have that in common, but is anyone surprised?!