Podcasts-the New Way to Self-Help

For the past couple of weeks, there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by without me listening to a podcast. As it gets closer and closer to move-in day, I’m constantly on the go. Trying to get work hours in, driving around spending time with people, and shopping for the year ahead. That being said, I love having something besides music to listen to that fulfills me as much as a book would! Something that I can take with me and implement in my day to day life. The ones I love listening to are more lifestyle/college based, where I can feel inspired by girls I relate to. They’re easily accessible on multiple platforms, give real and candid advice, and are a pure form of entertainment. If you’re in need of an hour-long pick me up, please take a look at my five favorite podcasts I’m loving right now!

Gals on the Go – Every Wednesday


On Apple Podcasts

On Spotify

On Podcast One

This podcast is hosted by college and post-grad Youtubers Brooke Miccio and Danielle Carolan, where they discuss balancing being influencers while being full-time/entering the work force. Being into the content-creation scene, this is a great podcast to unwind to. I actually witnessed the birth of this podcast after watching them on their original platform, and see it as fun little extra tidbits of their life. They recently signed to PodcastOne, so it’s obvious that it’s gaining traction, and they also have an extremely active Facebook group! Hearing the good, bad, and funny experiences gives me something to relate to. If you’re looking for some light listening, this is my number one recommendation!

Some Notable Episodes;

  1. How to be Productive Over the Summer
  2. Life Isn’t Always Sunshine and Rainbows
  3. Managing it All in College

Thick and Thin- Sporadic Posting Schedule


On Apple Podcasts

On Spotify

On Anchor

The description of this podcast is exactly what it sounds like: the musings of a millennial in NYC. Katy Bellotte is a Loréal Paris Social Media and Digital Representative, and literally how I’m trying to be in my post-grad life. She is living it up in the Big Apple, telling us her advice about FOMO, change, and self-perspective. Her voice is legit so nice to listen to, and I always come away feeling better about having any emotion, ever. If you’re ever having doubts about yourself in regards to where you are in life, PLEASE listen.

Notable Episodes;

  2. When things aren’t “right”
  3. The truth about being selfish

Optimal Living Daily – Daily Posting


On OLD Podcast

On Apple Podcasts

On Spotify

OLD is the espresso shot version of podcasting. I’ve been trying to listen to their daily episodes as soon as I wake up. They usually run for around ten minutes each, which is great if your attention span is too short for an hour-long babble session. Justin Malik handpicks mind-opening excerpts from well-known blogs and relays them to us. If you’re getting into the general pick-me-up effects that podcasting can offer, this is it. 

Notable Episodes;

  1. What Are You Running From?
  2. Solving Nonexistent Problems
  3. 2 Tips for Finding Meaning Where There is None

Kaylyn’s Coffee Talk- Roughly Middle Week Uploads


On Apple Podcast

On Spotify

On Studio71

This podcast holds a special place in my heart. It brought me comfort in a really hard mental cloud I had at the end of 2018, and the comforting sounds for her intros and outros kept me coming back for more. She gives a more mindful version of what I needed to hear in my life at that moment, and truly got me out of a dark hole. From creating your own narrative, to annual episodes dedicated to paranormal activity, she’s the perfect mix of eclectic and constructive.

Notable Episodes;

  1. We Create Our Narrative
  2. Getting Through Breakups and Heartbreak
  3. Am I Being Haunted?
  4. How to Stop Self-Sabotaging
These are four that I listen to religiously, but some others I like/want to get into are as follows:

Thank you for reading! I hope this list helps you begin your podcasting journey without a hitch. Let me know what your favorites are:)




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Hello! My name is Emma, and I am pleased to welcome you to my blog, established in June of 2016 (which was a journey in itself). This blog has been the product of creativity, love, and countless hours designing and redesigning. A little about me: I am a graduated senior, coming from my community college's Early College Program, which entailed me receiving my AA degree after I graduated high school! In my high school career, I had been Captain for four years on the girl's JV and varsity volleyball team, became Vice President of our chapter of Technology Student Association, Historian of both the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society, and received Gold and Silver Keys for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for my photography. Outside of school, I was involved in my local youth groups for seven years (four mission trips down!), had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC to attend the Washington Journalism and Media conference, and work at an independent living elderly home. In February 2019, I got accepted to the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and look forward to spending my next four years learning about business and journalism. I play guitar, write, and take/edit pictures in my free time, and absolutely love spending quality time with my friends and family. This is a place where I can talk about a variety of topics, from lifestyle, to faith, fashion, and personal subjects. What's in a name? That, my friends, is an easy answer. I have always been quite observant, and in recent years, especially within myself. Introspective means to be "inward-looking," and for me, that's just the simple truth. For this blog, it allows you a glimpse into everything and anything I come across, whether it be about life, fashion, or travel! This is the place to feel included. Caio! -Em

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