Liz and Sarah have a guest co-host — Gretchen Rubin! Liz’s sister Gretchen takes a break from her The Four Tendencies book tour to weigh in on how to know if an idea is a good idea. She also offers Sarah advice on how to manage her Rebel daughter. They also debate gyms — fancy vs. schlubby — and share a Hollywood Hack that recently saved them a lot of money — American Express Travel.
Liz and Sarah embrace their inner grinch as they debate the merits of office birthdays. (Spoiler alert: They’re not fans.) After an update on the ongoing saga of Sarah’s hair color, they answer a listener question about the value of an MFA in Hollywood. Liz and Sarah also check in with their former assistant, Brook, who left them earlier this year to focus on writing. Then this week’s Hollywood Hack — look up the menu and parking before a lunch meeting.
What’s on Liz and Sarah’s mind? Crazy bosses! Liz and Sarah reminisce about their crazy ex-boss “Sam” and discuss the best ways to deal with difficult people in the workplace. Then they talk to Dr. Sara Gottfried about her book Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years. Dr. Gottfried tells us how to shampoo our brains and why saunas might help us live longer. Plus, today’s Hollywood Hack: smoothie delivery!
Dr. Sherry Ross knows vaginas! OB-GYN to the stars Dr. Sherry Ross talks with Liz and Sarah about women’s health– including fertility, vaginal steaming, the Mona Lisa (all the rage in Hollywood right now) and vejazzling. And Self Improvement September continues! Liz and Sarah tackle the complicated issue of asking for what you want at work, then share a Hollywood Hack inspired by their Meditation Declaration — use the Insight Timer app.
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!