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The Anna and Susannah Show

Summary: Funny women, Anna of HaHas for HooHas and Susannah of Whoa Susannah, share funny stories at our own expense. And maybe at the expense of our husbands. And kids. Whatever.

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 EP75: Season Finale! Joy Killer #6 PLUS guest, Jenny Penton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:00

Humiliating Bra Fittings, Joy Killers and fun and inspiration with my sister, Jenny Penton. This episode has it all! Today we’re talking bout a HUGE Joy Killer - procrastination. Here’s what you can expect in this episode: My recent and slightly embarrassing bra fitting at Victoria Secret, which reminded my sister of her embarrassing bra fitting where she got called out, big time, which reminded me of a really humiliating bra fitting that happened when I was in my teens that I can fully blame Jenny for -Then, we talk about a study that revealed why procrastination causes depression and why depression causes procrastination and the one tested factor that destroys them both.How to make a mind shift to stop the procrastination habit.And then how to make self-regulation, discipline and getting crap done a life changing habit - through planning and other tangible skills. A must listen episode! Let’s get started. NOTES: What I'm Into: PureVida Bracelets (so freaking cute. I'm not a subscriber - but Jen is!)Kate Spade wallets (more Jen - I still rock mine Juicy Coutour from ten years ago hahahaha)

 EP74: Joy Killer #5 - Don't Take it Personal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:00

Taking Life Personally. Big Joy Killer. This episode is about the question we consciously and even subconsciously ask ourselves constantly that can alter the course of our lives at worst, and steal our joy in the moment at best - and that is ... What does this say about me? That question, inherent to human nature, will steal your joy faster than Starbucks clears my bank account every month. And let me tell ya, it’s fast. What's In This Episode: The perils of taking life personally.Susannah and I share some hilarious and uh - a little personal stories. Susannah shares one of my favorites. Let’s just say it includes a fertility clinic - a need for a sample - and no place to actually get said sample. It’s a classic that I will laugh at for the rest of my life.Finally, I’ll share what I’m into! My favorite documentary on Netflix, a dip recipe that’s junkie and killer and stupid easy and perfect for football season. Lastly, one of my favorite organizations that hand knits the most amazing dolls. What I'm Into: Netflix documentary: AmyRecipe: Chicken Dip 3 chicken breasts, 16 oz. cream cheese, can of mushroom soup, 1 tbs worshetshire sauce, 2 tablespoons diced onion, half jar of jalepenos + juice. Put it in a crock pot low and slow until chicken is cooked. Shred and then eat in until you get sick, like me.Cuddle + Kind.   Sponsor Codes: For $60 bucks off! Go to For 40% all subscriptions!  

 EP73: Joy Killer #4: Stuck In The Land of Indifference | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:00

I read once that the opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference. I believe it. And I believe indifference is the enemy's hot ticket. The right amount of selfishness, entitlement, laziness, doubt, fear, negativity and even melancholy to steal our energy,  zapping our resolve and lulling us into complacency, but just enough “okayness”  sprinkled with a laugh or two - to keep us from any sense of urgency to change our lives for the better. Not today, Satan! In this episode we learn: Why indifference is a HUGE joy killerHow indifference strips us of dreams, our hopes and purposeThe 6 roadblocks that force into indifferenceHow to overcome the roadblocks and start living our God given joy filled lives! Then we talk to life coach Sarah Crockett, who takes the mystery out of being in God's presence and leads us all through a simple yet profound method to having an encounter with God. So GOOD!   PODCAST NOTES: Sarah Crockett Interview: Website:  Book: Encounter Jesus: Cultivating Awareness and Intimacy - a Practical Guide [Grab Your Copy >>] "What I'm Into" Book: "Eat That Frog," by Brian Tracy [Grab Your Copy >>] Daily Practice: Morning Pages from "The Artist's Way", by Julia Cameron [Grab Your Copy >>] Favorite Pen: Sharpie Pen, fine tip [Go Get Some! You'll Never Be The Same!  >>]

 EP72: Joy Killer #3 - Judging (and it's unaffordable cost) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:00

Judging other people, and judging ourselves steals our joy. Which really sucks, because I love being judgemental - it’s one of my most favorite things. And here’s what is sneaky about being judgmental towards others. We think it’s something they deserve, something that’s hurting them, without realizing it is destroying us from the inside out. In today’s episode, we are going to talk about what judging is, why we do it, why it’s a joy killer and why we’re gonna stop so we can live these freaking lives to the fullest without wasting precious moments on trivial, meaningless, joy sucking things. You in? Enjoy today's episode!   PODCAST NOTES: "What I'm Into"  Book: "1000 Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. Get your copy here.Day One Journaling AppClean your kitchen before going to bed so the following day starts off on the right foot, instead of waking up stressed and annoyed.   Word Up Club If you'd like to join the Word Up Club, click here to learn more!   SPONSORS; ZOLA: For all things wedding, get your free, beauitful website go to CASPER: For $50 off your mattress, go to!         

 EP71: Joy Killer #2 - The Misery of the Impatient | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:00

Impatience is a brutal joy killer. It's an entitlement to having our expectations met, the way we want it when we want it. Expectations that are probably a smidge unrealistic to begin with. And when we don't get our way? Heavy sigh. Tapping foot. Snarky comment. Full blown meltdown. We have to fully understand and prepare for the fact that all good things worth while take time.  And that the best way to combat impatience? Like the entire month of December leading up to Christmas Day - joy is often most found in the anticipation, the preperation and the hope of a wonderful blessing. The blessing itself isn't even that big of a deal in comparison. Refuse to be impatient. Find your joy in the waiting. What do you have to lose? Enjoy today's episode!  

 EP70: Joy Killer #1 - Stop Complaining | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:00

Think you're having a bad day? In today's episode we talk about harrowing and inspiring stories of some of the worst days, months years-  ever. But they kept going and so can we. Few realize that all their b*tchin' and moanin' can have devastating, long term effects on their minds, their emotions, their relationships and their future. Why let anything, especially a good 'ol pity party steal your joy? Don't! After listening to today's episode, you won't want to complain again - and trust me, you'll be a lot happier for it. Enjoy today's episode!

 EP69: Whatcha Gonna Do with All This Freedom? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:00

Our freedom is more than a gift, but what are you going to do with it? Anna & Susannah discuss how to not take it for granted, but multiply it in your life and in others. Enjoy the show!

 EP68: You don't need to impress nobody! Freedom from the chains of status | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:00

Trying to impress people is exhausting and never ending. Man uses things like status to create hierarchies of control, but to God - all of that is meaningless. It doesn't matter how many famous people you name drop, your connections, your title, your status or whether or not you're dating a Kardashian (especially that last part). You're free from trying to be something the world thinks is important and free to be exactly who you are. You don't need a PhD, be a CEO or have a popular YouTube channel to be somebody special - you already are. It's time to stop wasting time on things that are useless and pursue what really matters - then maybe we can finally get some things done around here! Enjoy the show

 EP67: Free to Have an Epic Do-Over | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:00

In today's episode, we are talking reedom in Christ and what that really means to us as believers. One - we’re free from the POWER of sin - free from shame and guilt. We are no longer condemned God constantly gives us these epic, unconditional love, do-overs - and what we decide to do with those do-overs is what will inevitably give us the wonderful, adventure filled life that God intended for us, or a life of continual struggle. God gives us the opportunity, but it’s on us to seize it. God gave us all of this free will and he says, you are forgiven, you are not condemned, you are mine and if you focus on me first - all things are possible. THAT, my friends - is such an incredible opportunity that we must take it. Every single believer who doesn’t take that and run with it?Who puts their own chains around their ankles and pretends they’re stuck? There’s no other way to say it -THAT is a tragedy.

 EP66: FREEEEEDOM! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:00

This week we had flooding that went under our floors and seeped into our walls. A crew came out and placed huge utility fans all throughout the basement and turned them on. It’s so loud, I actually thought it couldn’t be happening. I was upstairs in my kitchen and felt like I was guiding a Boeing 757 to its terminal without head gear. Then, the very polite leader of the crew told me the fans needed to stay on until they returned Monday. Monday, was um, 4 days away. Unless we were locked away in a bedroom, none of us could hear each other in the house. Our minds would adapt to the noise, but our bodies felt the burden of it. It was a sense you were under something you couldn’t get over. The crew leader texted me a time for Monday and I jumped on the opportunity to beg. “Um, I realize this is for our good - but the fans have really exhausted us. If I have to yell “What?!” one more time to someone in my family - I think we’re all gonna lose it.” Thankfully, he said we could shut some of them off, but to turn them back on at night. I fled downstairs and started unplugging like a maniac. The oppressive noise lifted. We were free. Obviously this is a silly example, but think about the last time a fire alarm went off and it took awhile for the fire station to shut off the alarms. Once they did it’s like you could breathe again - your shoulders could relax. It was over. Bondage has that same weight over us. We may “get used to it” - not even notice it anymore - but our body is still burdened by it’s oppressive weight. Think feelings of shame, anger or guilt - we may think we want justice, or a new life, or a do-over that will never come. What we really want is to be free. And Jesus says we are. Enjoy today's episode!

 EP65: All Must Be Well | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:00

How can our body be well when our soul is in turmoil? It can't, and we're kidding ourselves when we think we can live in fear, worry, stress, anger, self-loathing and [fill in the blank with our own terrible word] and expect ourselves to manage healthy bodies. Whenever I hear the song "All Must Be Well" from Liz Vice, my eyes well with tears. It's an upbeat song, so it always catches me off guard. But deep in my spirit I know why I'm compelled to cry. When my soul hears, "All Must Be Well," it leans into the promise. It longs for it. And so does my body.  Let's get well. Enjoy today's episode!

 EP64: It's a Sabotage! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:00

Let me tell you a story. There was a time in my life when I knew I was ready to move forward and do great, big, wonderful things. But I just couldn't get my crap together. One minute I'd be focused with a plan. The next minute I'd be lost, confused and like, "Wait, what am I doing again?" I was doing bizarre things, completely out of character - just watching myself do it, like I was having an out of body experience. What was wrong with me? A lightbulb went off in my head. I was sabotaging myself.

 EP63: The Objectification Cure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:00

Grab the younger women in your life and listen to this episode together. Objectification attacks the soul. We aren't meant to be objects for someone else's pleasure. We're meant for greatness. The only solution is the objectification cure. Enjoy today's episode.

 EP62: Our Bodies: The Blessing We Cursed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

1 Corinthians 6:19-21 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.   It’s that time of year. Time to expose the bat wings and the legs that are in a desperate need of a shave. When we put on shorts and get an inner thigh rash at the zoo thanks to our severe lack of thigh gap, which in turn makes us hate everyone and everything, including the monster who created Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the month. It’s the time for some tank tops and spaghetti straps while evaluating if our cotton candy arms should be allowed to meet and greet the world. The time of year when we reluctantly put away the cozy cardigans and other “late night cake eating hiders” (which is a very long nickname I like to give a very stylish Ugg robe I got for Christmas that hid all the regrets of the holidays - thus a garment I wore every day, obviously). As I reflected on my body - in front of a mirror with horrific lighting (not recommended) I realized a woman’s relationship with her temple is complicated. Not just complicated, but often abusive. Not just abusive in how we feed and nourish our bodies, but how we view, speak to and approach life within our bodies. Women’s bodies, throughout the ages, have been objectified not just by men - but by women. We often objectify ourselves and each other. Let's change that - starting now. Enjoy today's episode

 EP61: Get over it! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:00

It’s time. It’s time to move on. To let it go. It’s time, sister. Get over it. And I say that with so, so much love. It’s been too long. And the weight of it is too heavy. Much, much too heavy. You can’t take it with you where you’re going anyway. I’ve learned the biggest reason we struggle to get over something is because we refuse to change the vision.


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