A conversation with Barbara Schroeder (minisode)

In this minisode of Prickly and Blooming, Jessie is interviewed by Barbara Schroeder, creator of Netflix's Evil Genius and PodcastOne's Bad Bad Thing. Jessie was recently named one of the finalists for Podcast One's SELF MADE Competition and has the chance to win a podcasting contract worth $100,000. Jessie shares the idea behind Prickly and Blooming while Barbara shares her thoughts on the podcast.

Episode Timeline:

  • [00:02] Intro
  • [04:47] The idea behind the podcast
  • [08:48] Barbara's thoughts on the podcast

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00:00:00 9/17/2021

Past Episodes

Prickly and Blooming

In this episode of Prickly and Blooming, Kenna speaks with host Jessie Browning about going through two life-changing moments: the end of her first marriage and getting diagnosed with (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) ADHD. She talks about the events that led to her divorce, what she did to move on and how she met her now-husband. She shares what she's learned through her ADHD diagnosis and how eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has led her to process her trauma.

Episode Timeline:

  • [00:01] Intro
  • [06:37] What does a fox say?
  • [08:44] Meet Kenna
  • [10:36] The end of her first marriage
  • [24:29] Nothing left and the aftermath
  • [32:04] Moving on and dating
  • [41:02] A fight with Mom
  • [43:26] Back to the workforce
  • [51:49] Diagnosed with ADHD
  • [1:01:54] EMDR therapy
  • [1:08:22] The craft beer industry and #MeToo
  • [1:19:17] Jessie's rapid fire questions
  • [1:26:25] Contacting Kenna

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Standout Quotes:

  • "It wasn't just the betrayal of my husband that I made vows with. It was this woman that was supposed to be my best friend that I confined in. Imagine your best friend that you've confined all these things, all these stories, all your thoughts, all your dreams, to take those and then use everything against you, like twist everything around, there was no way I could win." -Kenna [31:34]
  • "There's a whole bunch of things that I didn't realize went along with ADHD." -Kenna [58:59]
  • "One of the things I recommend when you're diagnosed with ADHD as an adult is to go find online support groups." -Kenna [1:06:40]

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00:00:00 10/19/2021
Prickly and Blooming

In this episode of Prickly and Blooming, Karen speaks with host Jessie Browning about finding her joy. She talks about how she went from engineering and law to writing her books, including her most recent one, The Lightmaker's Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy. Karen also shares how she came up with her definition of what it means to be an activist. 

Episode Timeline:

  • [00:01] Intro
  • [00:57] Listener survey
  • [03:38] Meet Karen
  • [06:17] Baseball card stats
  • [07:12] Her relationship with Texas
  • [08:45] From engineering and law to writing
  • [13:27] How she keeps her joy
  • [18:43] When she decided
  • [25:24] Journaling, sketching and photography
  • [34:59] A different brain space
  • [38:17] Defining activism
  • [46:55] Finding joy when there's sorrow
  • [55:26] Jessie's rapid fire questions
  • [1:00:06] Contacting Karen 

Resources Mentioned:

Standout Quotes:

  • "The way that you keep joy is first of all, the very first thing you have to understand the difference between joy and happiness." -Karen [13:58]
  • "I think a lot of people are under the misconception that joy can't be cultivated." -Karen [17:30]
  • "So now that starts to feel a little better and more accessible, and now it's possible for you to start thinking, 'Oh, you know what? Activism isn't this scary, intimidating thing. And it actually can be something where I harness this stuff that I really love to do anyway and figure out how can I be of service." -Karen [46:53] 

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00:00:00 10/12/2021
Prickly and Blooming

In this episode of Prickly and Blooming, Maria speaks with host Jessie Browning about launching IssueVoter, a non-profit organization that provides everyone an equal voice in democracy by making civic engagement accessible, efficient and impactful. Maria talks about her political experience that led her to this. She also shares what it was like growing up in Austin compared to now.

Episode Timeline:

  • [00:02] Intro
  • [03:11] Listener survey
  • [05:04] Meet Maria
  • [07:04] Maria's relationship to Texas
  • [12:39] The plan after college
  • [14:53] Her experience with the legislature
  • [17:05] Working on a political campaign in Iowa
  • [23:56] Leaving New York
  • [27:24] IssueVoter
  • [35:15] Moving back to Austin
  • [44:16] What's next with IssueVoter
  • [51:35] Maria recommends to visit Austin
  • [53:32] Jessie's rapid fire questions
  • [1:00:56] Contacting Maria

Resources Mentioned:

Standout Quotes:

  • "People are not hearing about, like every single week, there are decisions being made, and we don't know about them. And it's true, some of these decisions don't really affect you. I mean not every bill is going to always affect every single person's day to day life, but they are bills that could be on issues that you care about and that do affect you and you don't even know about them." -Maria [20:03]
  • "Like any non-profit, like any tech non-profit, like any new venture, I would say there's definitely been ups and downs. It's not all like roses all the time, but big picture, I am really happy with what I'm doing and the impact we've been able to create in the world so far." -Maria [31:28]
  • "When I say use IssueVoter, it's not just like selfish. Use IssueVoter. We are starting to see and we know that it impacts people's habits around civic engagement, when then the big picture, of course, is how we influence policy that affects our lives and create a better world and shape the world around us and have member of Congress truly represent their constituents. So that is the vision, like we want to truly have everyone's voices be heard." -Maria [52:56]

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00:00:00 10/5/2021
Prickly and Blooming

In this episode of Prickly and Blooming Podcast, host Jessie Browning revisits her first episode to give an understanding of who she is and how she came to this project. At age 35, Jessie theoretically adored her life; she was a mama to four children and owned multiple businesses with her husband. But without an ability to cope or care for herself, an isolating darkness crept in. Through reckless self care, therapy, and lots of candor; Jessie found her joie again. She created Lajoie Society to embolden others to do the same. Each week, we will meet a woman who has an authentic story to share. Undoubtedly, Jessie will be sharing her big heart, unusual life, and countless theories with you along the way.

Episode Timeline:

  • [03:26] Jessie shares about how she met her husband in My Space years ago
  • [05:28] Having four children in a wild succession
  • [06:44] Jessie talks about her passionate motivation to start this podcast
  • [09:04] The meaning behind the names: Prickly and Blooming and Lajoie Society
  • [10:02] The significance of the cactus to Jessie: thorns and flowers, joy and pain, all needs to be celebrated
  • [11:22] Who are going to be guests on this podcast? "Regular" women that have something to share to help move, inspire and motivate other women
  • [12:25] Jessie opens up about her story and the pain that lead to her joy
  • [19:09] Facing shame and guilt, trying unsuccessfully to "forget about it"
  • [20:15] Jessie promised herself she will never be drunk again
  • [22:10] Jessie decided to take back her body, losing weight, exercising and not drinking that much
  • [24:39] Yoga set Jessie's heart on fire
  • [28:06] Starting a food log and learning about the right nutrition choices
  • [30:11] The moment Jessie decided to be a stay-at-home Mom
  • [32:55] Jessie experiencing losing herself and questions her roles and identity
  • [33:29] Drinking to cope was not suitable anymore
  • [35:38] How yoga and meditation brought Jessie up into her physical and mental strength
  • [37:03] Jessie found a therapist that lead her into the problem that was holding her back
  • [39:17] Starting EMDR sessions (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy)
  • [40:35] You don't need to suffer alone
  • [41:52] Share your story and that can change the life of others

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00:00:00 9/29/2021
Prickly and Blooming

In this episode of Prickly and Blooming, Kim Kaupe speaks with host Jessie Browning about moving to Texas during the pandemic and the experience so far. She also talks about becoming an accidental entrepreneur and the importance of celebrating your accomplishments. Listen to why you should actively publish your accomplishments on Linkedin and stop waiting to be picked.

Episode Timeline:

  • [00:03] Intro
  • [10:32] Meet Kim
  • [11:00] Moving to Austin
  • [14:32] Remote working
  • [16:10] Kim's companies
  • [22:27] An accidental entrepreneur 
  • [24:52] Celebrate your accomplishments
  • [31:16] Using LinkedIn
  • [39:39] Stop waiting to be picked
  • [44:26] What happens when she has a crap day
  • [46:43] Her experience in Texas
  • [52:50] Coffee With Kim
  • [56:59] Jessie's rapid fire questions
  • [1:05:37] Contacting Kim

Resources Mentioned:

Standout Quotes:

  • "That was the farthest thing from my mind ever, that I ever thought I could do, but kind of the rest is history. Started the company at 25 and honestly, planned for it to fail, because 92% of startups do fail. So I actually had an entire business plan of what would happen when I failed, and I had no business plan for success, which is quite ironic." -Kim [24:27]
  • "You should be screaming this from the rooftops. And not only that, but most of the time, your friends, your family and those people around you, like they're ready to applaud you. They're ready to buy you a cake and put a sparkler in it, but if you don't tell them that you're celebrating, how are they supposed to know?" -Kim [28:56]
  • "Your career is not a kick ball. Stop waiting to be picked." -Kim [40:03]

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00:00:00 9/20/2021
Prickly and Blooming

In this episode of Prickly and Blooming, host Jessie Browning speaks with Buck about living in a small town. Buck shares how she ended up in Texas and then in Marfa, where she runs a store and offers an artist residency. She talks about the importance of contributing and how she contributes through her position as city council member.

Episode Timeline:

  • [00:03] Intro
  • [04:08] Meet Buck
  • [07:07] What does Texas mean to her
  • [09:10] Moving to Texas and first impressions
  • [11:37] Born on the web
  • [15:21] How she ended up in Marfa
  • [20:22] Wrong Marfa and Camp's art
  • [24:37] Getting involved with the art scene
  • [27:09] Relationship to small town politics
  • [31:17] Biggest contributor to her Texas pride
  • [33:35] Small town's big presence
  • [38:36] Possibly El Paso
  • [41:46] Jessie's rapid fire questions
  • [46:23] Contacting Buck

Resources Mentioned:

Standout Quotes:

  • "I'd like to say that I was born on the web." -Buck [12:55]
  • "Our store is very artist driven." -Buck [25:41]
  • "I've always said that I think the most important word, and especially in a small town, is the word contribute. If you're not contributing, then kind of like I'm just not really much interested in you. I really feel like people need to contribute." -Buck [28:16]

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00:00:00 9/15/2021
Prickly and Blooming

In the second episode of this two-part series, Maylee Willson continues her honest conversation about alcoholism with Prickly and Blooming host Jessie Browning. She talks about the events leading up to February 27, 2018 when she checked into a treatment center to detox. Maylee has been sober since February 28, 2018. 

Listen to how she adjusted to life after treatment. She shares her experience attending her first AA meeting and how those meetings saved her life.

Episode Timeline:

  

    • [00:03] Intro 
    • [02:24] Something's gotta change 
    • [06 35] The last selfie before getting sober 
    • [07:38] Word of the year: commitment 
    • [09:05] February 27, 2018 
    • [12:25] Going into treatment 
    • [14:23] Her first AA meeting 
    • [17:16] Brene Brown Book Club 
    • [18:15] "Rehab is gonna suck" 
    • [24:40] Family Day 
    • [26:16]Untamed by Glennon Doyle 
    • [29:19] Finding her sponsor 
    • [34:12] Adjusting to life after treatment 
    • [38:08] Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis 
    • [44:43] Word of 2020: community 
    • [46:47] Jessie's rapid fire questions 
    • [50:19] Contacting Maylee Willson 
  • [51:34] Outro 

 

Resources Mentioned:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous 
  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis 
  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brené Brown 
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle 
  • Serenity House
    Standout Quotes:
  • "I think the more that we share our honest, real stories about what alcoholism looks like and who it affects, the more we can reach other people who are suffering and maybe affect them to step out of the storyline they've been living and try a new one." -Jessie Browning [01:23] 
  • "That was the first AA meeting that I've ever gone to and that was the first time that I ever said out loud 'I am an alcoholic' and that was the first time in my life that I met people who knew what I felt like." -Maylee Willson [14:36] 
  • "Treatment got me sober. It gave me a safe space to get clean and it taught me a lot, but then AA has kept me that way. AA is really what has saved my life." -Maylee Willson [35:03]
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00:00:00 9/10/2021
Prickly and Blooming

In this special minisode of Prickly and Blooming, host Jessie Browning dives into some Texas history and talks about Barbara Jordan, the first African American elected to the Texas Senate since 1898 and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.

Episode Timeline:

  • [00:03] Intro
  • [00:41] Barbara's speech at Nixon's impeachment hearings
  • [02:01] About Barbara Jordan
  • [06:25] Barbara and LBJ
  • [07:02] A launch into the national spotlight
  • [08:46] Retiring from political life
  • [09:23] Her legacy

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00:00:00 9/10/2021
Prickly and Blooming
Maylee Willson remembers the day she woke up in a bed at a detox center in Abilene, TX. It was February 28, 2018. She asked herself how did she get there? It became the start of a very honest conversation with herself that she never had before. In the first episode of a two-part series, Maylee talks with Prickly and Blooming host Jessie Browning about the origins of her alcoholism and how it started to affect her family with a young child. Episode Timeline: [00:03] Intro [03:44] The moment that changed Maylee Willson [05 30] What got here there? [09:02] The progression from her first drink [14:53] Hangxiety [17:10] Drinking starts affecting her life [23:51] An intervention [26:20] Moving back to Abilene [29:55] Going through recovery during pregnancy [36:01] Back to work [39:34] Mommy wine culture [42:41] Feeling empty Resources Mentioned: Alcoholics Anonymous Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis Hangxiety Standout Quotes: "There's this cycle that I was in and that I know that has happened to lots of other alcoholics is that you drink to ease this anxiety, but then the anxiety comes from the alcohol, so you're just constantly trying to find relief from something." -Maylee Willson [16:19] "Looking back on it, it's like I know that the action that I'm taking that is giving me this result, but I just couldn't realize you have to take that action out of your life." -Maylee Willson [21:06] "The number one reason that I want to do this and have this conversation with you is I just cannot live with myself knowing that there are other women out there who are going through what I had been through. I cannot let them do that without saying there is a way out of this. Whether you want to do it or not, there's hope and there are options." -Maylee Willson [42:01] Connect: Connect with Lajoie Society: Lajoie Society is Prickly & Blooming; please rate, review, and subscribe. Lajoie Society on Instagram Lajoie Society on Facebook Lajoie Society on Twitter Lajoie Society Website Learn more about Maylee Willson: LillyCakes Quilting on Facebook
00:00:00 9/9/2021

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