Today I’m talking with my good friend (and friend of the show), Kristen Strong. If you’ve heard Kristen and me chat about pop culture before, you know we could go on forever, gushing about all the many favorites we have in common. But today we decided to be a smidge more serious and hopefully helpful and talk about how pop culture can help us deal with change—something we’ve all been dealing with a lot lately.
This episode is part of a special summer series, by the way, where I’m sharing some of my very favorite episodes of The Couch with you. Every episode I’ve curated for you will help you during this season that looks and feels different than anything we’ve experienced before. (And if you want to stay in touch this summer, please join me at The Couch Facebook group! We have so much fun over there, and I’d love to connect with you.)
NOTE: Kristen shares my favorite movie review of 2020 when she talks about The Marriage Story in this episode. She really cracked me up! HOWEVER, she and I both want to make it clear that we understand that some marriages end with valid reasons. Neither one of us is saying (or believes) infidelity or abuse is acceptable. It’s not, end of story.
ANOTHER NOTE: Kristen also mentions a Spotify list in this episode, and she’s sharing it with us! Just click here to listen.
- Mine: contemporary romance by Christina Lauren
- Kristen: Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups
MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:
- Today Show on XM
- Bobby Bones Show
- Cheer on Netflix
- The Marriage Story on Netflix
- Virgin River on Netflix
- Dead to Me on Netflix
- Anxious for Nothing and You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado
- Remember God by Annie Downs
- Do the Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman
- Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray
- Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong
- Home Town on HGTV
- Trisha Yearwood on Food Network
- The Pioneer Woman on Food Network
- Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on HGTV
- Crazy Rich Asians movie
- Little Women movie (2019)
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- Find Kristen at her website or on Instagram, and find Mary at her website or on Instagram.
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