Fall Back! Don’t Drag Me!

We have one of those super real discussions on the podcast this week. Lemara and I lament that our current internet culture doesn’t allow for open, honest, curious conversation anymore. We seem to be living in a time where you can’t have an opinion without being jumped on, shut down or dragged for possibly expressing something incorrectly, or even expressing anything at all, if it doesn’t fall in line with an ever-increasing set of politically correct guidelines, that can be really hard to keep up with.

Basically, can we just be open minded enough to let people ask questions, to actually have conversations and invite curiosity, instead of shutting people down or trampling all over the discussion with faux-offense and ridicule?

Have a listen and let us know what you think.

And you can email us with your questions, comments, opinions etc on nobsguidetolife@gmail.com – we love to interact with you guys.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on March 27th, 2016 No Comments » Tags: ,

The Universe Has Got Your Back

Stringer Bell

Make yourselves comfy peeps. I need to tell you a lil story about how the universe will just show up and restore your faith in life and the divine order of things.

On Saturday night, I noticed my dog (the most awesome pup in all the land, Stringer Bell) wasn’t very well. It seemed to come out of nowhere. I made the mistake of Googling his symptoms, which then rapidly led to me planning dog funerals (I know – I went from 0-100 REAL quick). According to everything I was reading, things looked really bleak for my lil dude. I was distraught. I made him as comfortable as I could to sleep that night in the hope that his symptoms would’ve subsided somewhat by morning.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on March 22nd, 2016 3 Comments » Tags: ,

Do the Rahtid Work!

After our one week hiatus, Lemara and I are back with our usual dose of real talk. This week we’re breaking it down about how you don’t get the glory without the graft. If you need a bit of a pep talk to get you in the right mood for world domination this week, this is the ep for you.

Enjoy! And please subscribe, rate and review over on iTunes. Much appreciated!

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on March 20th, 2016 No Comments » Tags: ,

Dear Women

International Women's Day

My fellow uterus owners, glorious ambassadors of all that is womanhood, kickers of all of the ass – I salute us all on this day of celebration that is International Women’s Day.

In the spirit of celebrating how far we’ve come and how far we have to go, this day is great for learning, for sharing experiences, for coming up with solutions, getting a fire in your belly and committing to keep fighting the good fight.

I spoke at an event today about female entrepreneurship, things I’ve learned on my journey and the advice I’d give to other women. When I thought about it, there have been three big lessons I’ve had to learn over and over throughout the various peaks and valleys that have made up my career. These ones in particular, I think are quite gender specific. I thought I’d share them here:

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on March 8th, 2016 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Give Yourself a F*ckin’ Break

Lemara and I are back again with a fresh episode of our podcast for your listening pleasure. This week we natter about putting too much pressure on yourself, especially when it comes to trying to hit life goals within a certain time frame and how you should stop beating yourself up and give yourself a frikkin’ break every now and then.

Have a listen, let us know your thoughts and of course, subscribe, rate and review us over on iTunes.

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on March 6th, 2016 No Comments » Tags: ,

Squad Goals

Back with another episode of The No Bullshit Guide to Life. Listen above, then of course, subscribe, rate and review on iTunes pretty please!

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 29th, 2016 No Comments » Tags: ,

Fix Up Your Finances

We’re back! This week on The No Bullshit Guide to Life, Lemara and I are talking about money; a conversation we all like to avoid.

It’s big, it’s scary and it’s often a topic we like to bury our heads in the sand about. So, we’re blowing the doors off it, ’cause we figure the first step to bossin’ this shit is to not be scared to talk about it.

Have a listen and let us know what you think. Are you an absolute bawse when it comes to your finances or does the thought of mortgages and ISAs make you break out in hives? Talk to us!

Subscribe to us on iTunes and pretty please rate and review us so we can climb up those rankings.

Catch you next week with another fresh episode.

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 21st, 2016 No Comments » Tags: ,

The Luuurrrvvveee Episode

Woo hoo! My c0-host, Lemara, and I are back with a fresh episode of our podcast, The No Bullshit Guide to Life. As it’s Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about luuurrrrvvvvv *insert kissy noises here* but specifically, loving your damn self, nurturing your being, finding out who you are, developing your passions, having something useful to offer the world and just generally operating from a place of love in all your daily interactions.

Go have a listen! Pretty please subscribe to us on iTunes and rate us on there so we can climb the ranks to podcast greatness – please and thank you!

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 14th, 2016 No Comments » Tags: ,

Dealing With Change

Well it’s about bloody time! I’m back to podcasting. And I’ve got me a co-host!

In this episode, my friend Lemara joins me to talk about change; how to prepare, what to expect, how to deal with challenges and curve balls that may arise.

Have a listen and let us know what you think. As always, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes.

If you have a topic you want us to cover – hit us up here or over on Twitter (@bangsandabun and @lemel_p) and let us know.

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 2nd, 2016 No Comments » Tags: ,

Don’t Worry about ‘THEY’

follow your heart

The legendary hip hop producer DJ Khaled has seen a spike in his popularity of late, due to his highly entertaining Snapchat activity. If you’re not following him, seriously, you are missing some gems. We get to see a day in the life of this hip hop mogul as he walks us through what he has for breakfast, fun he’s having on his jet ski, working out on his elliptical machine, generally hanging out with rich and famous people. All of this is peppered with motivational pow wows from the big man. What we see is a man who, while yes, is larger than life and somewhat corny, does seem to have a genuinely sweet heart and caring nature – he wants to help motivate and inspire people.

He’s introduced several pretty solid catchphrases into popular lexicon over the past couple of months. If you hear people randomly shouting things like ‘They don’t want you to eat breakfast!’ ‘They don’t want you to ride a jet ski!’ ‘They don’t want you to hang out with P Diddy!’ – well, we have DJ Khaled to thank for that. Whatever activity he’s filming himself doing (e.g. someone bringing him the latest Nike sneakers: ‘They don’t want you to have the latest Nikes!’) the commentary will inevitably be about how ‘THEY’ don’t want him to have that/be doing that.

THEY, of course, being ‘the haters’.

For Khaled, this is what motivates him. Proving people who have doubted him wrong.

And while I love that this most unexpected of characters is out there inspiring a bunch of people, I’ve gotta say, I’m not really a fan of the ‘THEY’ message.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on January 18th, 2016 No Comments » Tags: ,