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Good Up

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That's a WRAP for season 8! In this week's episode, we take time to reflect on the eighth season of the podcast and also celebrate Good Up's third birthday on December 9th! From our top episodes of the season to things we regret saying on the s
Do you feel like you express enough gratitude toward your life? In what ways do you practice gratitude? How do you balance your gratitude with needed moments of negativity? In this week's episode we're talking all about gratitude and what we're
Have you ever heard of the term “pretty privilege?” Do you ever wonder if the way that others interact with you could be based on your looks? Pretty privilege or “beauty bias” works on the principle that people who are deemed more attractive—ba
How many siblings do you have and what is your relationship dynamic like? How did the way you were raised affect the way you navigated your sibling relationships? Do you have other people in your circle of care that you call brothers and sister
What’s your relationship like with your hair? Has your hair ever had an influence on how you navigate your life and relationships? In this week’s episode Cleo (@theglow_whisperer) and Lanae (@bossupwithlanae) join us to talk about our respectiv
What's the craziest piece of gossip you've ever heard about yourself? Have you ever been guilty of spreading rumors? In this week's episode we talk all about rumors and the ways that we've been personally harmed by them. From how gossip affects
What is your opinion of life coaches and motivational speakers? In this week’s episode we discuss the rise of viral life and femininity coaches and gurus and the ways that people in positions of power or visibility have manipulated the masses.
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussions on abuse in all forms. Have you or anyone you loved ever experienced any of the 6 forms of abuse? How did it affect you on an emotional and psychological level? In this week's episode we discus
How would you describe your ego? Is it big or small? How does your ego show itself? This week we're talking all about the ego and our sense of self-importance: from how our egos show themselves in our behaviors to how our egos can sometimes aff
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussions of sexual abuse. Grooming is defined as when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with a child or young person so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them. In this w
How do you actively choose joy in your life? Is joy the center of your priorities or do you tend to center accomplishments and other more tangible goals? In this week's episode we discuss the importance of choosing joy and the different ways we
What happens when you have a child and it isn’t the “beautiful” journey everyone promised it would be? How do parents and mothers in particular explore feelings of resentment when having to choose between their own autonomy and their children? 
We're back for a brand new season with a long-awaited recap and review of Beyonce's RENAISSANCE album featuring our good sis Diamond. From initial reactions, to favorite tracks, and what this album means for each of our personal journeys this w
Would you consider yourself an emotionally intelligent person? Are you aware of the components of emotional intelligence? In this week's episode and season finale, we briefly recap our favorite episodes and how this season turned out to be ther
Have you ever been ghosted? Have you ever ghosted someone? Is there ever a situation in which ghosting someone without explanation is okay? In this week's episode we discuss the concept of ghosting and share our experiences with being ghosted.
Finding a therapist can be intimidating and, similar to dating, it can take  a few tries before you find someone you vibe with. We're here to tell you how normal that is. This week on the pod: Tamara McMillan (@thecruciancounselor and @_greater
Have you ever experienced grief? How has your grief shown itself? Are we allowed to experience grief for people we've never met?In this episode, Charniah of "Grief Is Ghetto" (Tiktok @charniahwilson) joins us to talk about the concept of grief
Have you ever heard of an "inner child?" What unmet needs do you have from childhood? How have the events of your childhood affected the way you navigate the world emotionally? This week, we tackle the subject of the inner child and identifying
Are you pro-life or pro-choice? How can you possibly be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade? In reflection of the current political atmosphere, this week we talked about about how the world treats women. From losing abo
How well would you say you know your friends or family members? This week we play a game called "We're Not Really Strangers" - a purpose-driven card game designed to allow you to cultivate deeper relationships and help form new ones.During the
In this week's episode, India (@perfect_imperfections_4 on TikTok) joins us for a fun conversation about turning 30 and the pressure we often feel to have our lives together before that deadline. We discussed the differences between life in you
Do you identify or do you know someone who identifies as bisexual? Bisexuality is defined as romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or to more than one gender.  This week we're joined by conten
Do you show up for yourself?  Showing up for yourself means that you make choices that honor your emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual needs as they arise. In this week's episode we discuss the concept of showing up for ourselves and how
Have you ever heard of the phrase "toxic positivity?" Toxic positivity refers dismissing negative emotions and responding to distress with false reassurances rather than empathy. It comes from feeling uncomfortable with negative emotions. This
Do you place the same value on your friendships that you do on romantic relationships? How do you and your friends resolve problems? In this week's episode episode we explore the nature of our friendships and discuss why many people's platonic
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