Writer’s Retreat! After months of being stretched too thin, Liz and Sarah take a trip to Ojai for a writer’s retreat. They discuss the productivity benefits of getting away from it all– not just for writers, but for everyone. They also share the details of their “couples session” with spiritual guide Nancy Furst. (There was smudging, there were tears.) Finally, Liz and Sarah share a Hollywood Hack that can spare anyone in any career from unnecessary drama: Don’t talk smack in public!
In this episode, Liz and Sarah invite you to celebrate Self Improvement September! Each day, they will post a picture of something that improves their lives and they invite you to do the same using the hashtag #happierinhollywood. Then, a listener takes Liz to task for using beta blockers to calm her nerves before pitching. Speaking of nerves, Liz and Sarah are dealing with them big-time as they prepare to write a new script. They talk to fellow television writer, Bill Krebs, about writer’s anxiety and he shares his hilarious recurring anxiety nightmare and discusses how he learned to cope. In today’s LvS, Liz tries to convince Sarah to let go of her high-maintenance Minnesota cabins while Sarah defends her family’s “happy place.” Then they share this week’s Hollywood Hack — write note cards for your colleagues!
In this episode, Liz and Sarah share a wonderfully validating email from a listener who took their advice and had a professional headshot taken! Then they put in a call to their old friend, former high-powered film producer JEANNE ALLGOOD. After working on over 23 Hollywood films (including Terminator Salvation and We Are Marshall, which she executive produced), Jeanne decided move with her family to a ranch in Montana. Jeanne shares what motivated her to pack up and leave it all behind– and shares some tips for happier living that she’s picked up along the way. Also, Liz and Sarah make a Meditation Declaration — a promise to meditate 10 minutes a day, everyday– and they’re asking you to hold them accountable. In this week’s Hollywood Hack, their assistant Boafoa makes a case for Google Drive. And finally, Liz tells how a fight for a parking spot led to this week’s friendly celebrity sighting.
In this episode, Liz and Sarah vent about their least favorite thing about living in Los Angeles – commuting! – and recommend the podcasts and audiobooks that help them survive LA traffic. Then they interview actress, writer, producer, and gamer FELICIA DAY about her trailblazing career in Hollywood. Felicia dishes on auditions, ComicCon, her hit web-series (The Guild), and offers advice on forging your own path to success– in any business. Then Liz and Sarah share a Hollywood Hack long practiced by actors in the industry — keep a change of clothes in your car.
In this episode, Liz and Sarah asked for advice on drinking more water, and you came through! Happier in Hollywood producer Jennifer Lai shares her favorite water-drinking tips from our listeners. In “From the Treadmill Desks Of,” Liz and Sarah discuss the pros and cons of self-criticism. When should you expect more from yourself, and when does self-criticism become toxic? Then Liz and Sarah call their agent, Matt Solo, who dispenses advice on how to stand out when you’re starting out. Their favorite piece of wisdom, whether you’re in a Hollywood agency mailroom or any other entry level job: “Your job is from 9 – 6. Your career is what you do from 7 until midnight.” Finally, in this week’s Hollywood Hack, Liz and Sarah share their newest obsession, discount luxury shopping on TheRealReal!