Thru Colored Lenses

14 Episodes

By: Yaz & Rebekah

What is confirmation bias and how does it color our worldview and expectations? What colors the lenses we see the world with? If we shift those lenses slightly—like tilting a kaleidoscope—can we see the world with new insight? Yaz and Rebekah use active listening and critical thinking skills to bridge the gap between differing perspectives, combating cancel culture with real talk about really tough topics. Don’t miss their colorful conversation where no holds are barred and no topic is taboo.

13. Hey There, What's Your Sign? Relationship Series Pt. 1
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Relationship series - Part 1 - Yourself Aristotle said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” As we start this series on relationships, we thought the first place to start would be our relationship with ourself. How do you embark on the journey to know yourself better? Some will look to faith, some will look to personality profiles, some will look to psychology and some will start with the philosophers of old. But any way about it, learning more about who you really are and what makes you tick will only bring clarity to the other relationships in your life. ...

It's Time for a Huddle (Part 1)

This week, Yaz and Rebekah are talking about the claims that voter laws being enacted are voter suppression. But that’s just the jumping off point. Their discussion certainly isn’t one where they agree much of the time. But in the end, they agree on what success looks like and bounce some ideas off each other on how to get there.  The Success Sequence, originally from a study done by Brookings Scholars, Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill, is discussed in this episode. Yaz and Rebekah aren’t saying that it is a foolproof method for everyone but that it has...

11. Is Tanning Cultural Appropriation?

On this week’s episode, Yaz and Rebekah discuss the George Floyd/Derek Chauvin case and challenge each other on pre-conceived notions about race, police, and other similar topics. The Hidden Brain podcast episode mentioned in today’s podcast is no longer available. Here is a short article by the same people as the original podcast: (America's Changing Attitudes toward Gay People) On Thru Colored Lenses we often quote Brené Brown who says, “People are hard to hate up close. Move in.” We mentioned the Heineken ad from a few years back that illustrated that concept b...

10. Nacho Mama's Podcast

Welcome to Season 2! We are so glad you’re back with us. This season (2021) we will be doing a few new things: First, we are not going to be aiming for a specific length with each episode. One of the unique benefits of podcasts is that it’s long don’t just get sound bites but instead, you get to hear hosts and/or guests really delve into a topic. With that in mind, we are just letting each episode go for the amount of time that the conversation takes. Feel free to break it up over several days. ...

Nailed It!: Expectations vs Reality

Search "Nailed it" in your favorite search engine and you'll be greeted with thousands of comparison pictures...what the project looked like on Pinterest next to what it looked like when the average person tried it. It's a perfect visual of Expectation vs Reality. When it applies to relationships, it's important to define your expectations so you can determine if they are even realistic and if so, you can communicate them. Yaz and Rebekah talk about getting down to the heart of what our expectations are, where they come from, and how to manage them. Resources mentioned: VeryWellMind Article on...

Douse that Gaslight: Conspiracy or Conspiracy Theory?

By the end of 2020 we are hearing the words "Conspiracy Theory" daily on social media and on the news. Why does it seem like there are more conspiracy theories than ever? There is a reason and Yaz and Rebekah talk about why these theories develop and how to parse out what's true and what's not.

Evict the Squatters: Why Mindset Matters (pt.2)

In Part two of the Mindset Episode, Yaz and Rebekah discuss the uninvited guests in our minds that can cause a negative mindset. *Resources Mentioned in the Mindset Episodes Books: (A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller) (Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA) (Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, by Emily Nagoski, PhD) Articles: (Five Ways to...

Don't Be the Lion: Why Mindset Matters (Part 1)

What is Mindset? Is yours a fixed or growth mindset? Yaz and Rebekah talk about the difference between the two and what you can do to combat a negative mindset. This is part one of a two part episode on Mindset. *Resources Mentioned in this week’s episode: Books: (Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA) (Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, by Emily Nagoski, PhD) Articles:

Friendship: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Is friendship important? Do we need it for survival? Yaz and Rebekah talk about the good kinds of friends, the bad, and the ugly by delving into questions like: How do you know it's time to end a friendship? How do you know if you're the toxic friend? What is an Emotional Vampire? Can you mix friendship and business? Can you be friends with someone you're attracted to?

No Homie, You're Triggered: Talking Mental Health

Yaz and Rebekah talk about their experiences with Mental Health and Mental "unhealth." Book by Gretchen Rubin that we mentioned is The Four Tendencies. More resources will be available on our website

Don’t Waste My Fight or Flight

Can we hold back our facts long enough to understand their feelings? Can we get past our feelings to hear their facts? In the perfect storm of 2020 between covid, racial tensions, and one of the most polarized elections in memory, it’s more important than ever that we learn to understand others’ perspectives. Yaz and Rebekah discuss how that has played out in their lives over the last few months.

Impolite Society

Yaz & Rebekah discuss first impressions, biases and how active listening can help us have better conversations.

Episode 1: We Need To Talk

Politics, Racial Tensions, Cancel Culture; Yaz and Rebekah talk about how these things are seen through different perspectives and prove we can talk about these things and still be friends at the end of the conversation.

Introducing Thru Colored Lenses with Yaz & Rebekah

Join Yaz and Rebekah for their brand new podcast; a place for real talk about real issues. No filters here. Just honest discussion from two women with very different life experiences. Think there's a topic they won't talk about? Think again. Yaz and Rebekah want to prove that we (that means you too) can have conversation about today's most controversial subjects without being hateful. In a time when conversations turn into cancelations, Thru Colored Lenses shows us a different way to communicate. We aren't just black and white and neither is our convo! Just a bit of a teaser here...