SLP Happy Hour

By Sarah & Sarie

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SLP Happy Hour is a podcast for caring SLPs who want more calm and less chaos in their workday. We are passionate about combating perfectionism and helping SLPs create stronger and healthier relationships with their work worlds, and to have more fun and calm at home. On the podcast, we talk about happiness, SLP lesson fails, easy (lazy) lessons, new habits we are trying to create, and tips and tricks for maintaining more SLP calm.

Episode Date
Ep. 48: 80% Happy with Rebecca Reinking of Adventures in Speech Pathology
In this episode, we interview Rebecca Reinking of Adventures in Speech Pathology. In this conversation, we discuss:

-What it means to Rebecca to be 80% happy

-Her work in Samoa, Australia, and the US

-What it’s like to work in another country

-Rebecca’s secret love of _______ (she’s got them all over her house!)

-Starting a side gig, and giving it time

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Oct 10, 2019
Ep. 47: On Millennial Burnout
This episode explores how the productivity, efficiency, multitasking, and optimization mindset can impact burnout for the millennial generation at work.

How can being a Millennial impact your happiness at work? What are your strengths and weaknesses at work? By understanding some common traits of this generation, you can better understand how you can be happier at work and home. Discussion topics include:

Millennial errand paralysis

Social media and this generation

Being bored and relaxing - and difficulties with this for this generation

Do Millennials have more trouble relaxing than other generations?

The “workism” of Millennials

This is a great listen for anyone who is a millennial or who works with Millennials and would like to better understand this generation.

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Oct 03, 2019
Ep. 46: From SLP to Mystery Author with Ellie Alexander
In this very special interview episode, we interview author Ellie Alexander about her journey from SLP to mystery author. In this interview, Ellie shares why she left the profession, how she got started writing, and a self care challenge for you.

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Sep 19, 2019
Ep. 45: Caring for Your Own Mental Health as a Caring Professional
In this podcast episode, the co-hosts share times when caring for their own mental health has been difficult, and tips for maintaining your own mental health as a caring professional. Listen in for heartfelt stories about mental health in this profession and some tips that have helped the cohosts focus on their mental health -and times when they haven’t.

This episode also includes a question for potential perfectionists. What type of perfectionist are you?

Book Mentioned: The Art of Noticing

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Sep 12, 2019
Ep. 44: How To Move Forward Through Self Doubt
This episode explores self doubt for SLPs, and how to get more efficient at lesson planning. The co-hosts describe times in their career where they’ve felt self doubt (including setting changes and first jobs).
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Sep 05, 2019
Ep. 43: How To Deal with Impostor Syndrome as an SLP
Introducing SLP Life Happens a solo episode series with Sarah! In today’s episode Sarah is talking about imposter syndrome. Have you ever experienced self-doubt, feeling like somehow you are a fraud or not good enough?

Most of us feel imposter syndrome at some point in our profession. Sarah shares about times when she has experienced these feelings and offers tips to deal with these feelings when they pop up.
Jun 27, 2019
Ep. 42: 2019 Goal Check In: How Are We Doing?
Did you meet your goals for 2019? Did Sarie and Sarah? In this episode the cohosts follow-up on how they’re both doing with meeting their goals for 2019. Spoiler alert: neither got 100% and they get real about it in their discussion.

What follows is a collection of listener favorite segments including lazy lessons for phonology and articulation, SLP life hacks, and lessons gone wrong!
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Jun 20, 2019
Ep. 41: Sarah Talks Adoption
This episode starts with a discussion of what’s up what’s down. Sarie talks about a change in school assignments for next year, and Sarah talks about the joy of sending voice text messages that are pep talks to friends.

Sarie also shares an SLP Life Hack to improve your physical and mental health - and your relationship with your sweetheart.

Sarah is adopting and is ready to talk about it on the podcast!

This is a very special and personal episode for SLP Happy Hour. Sarah opens up to our listeners about something she and her husband have been working towards for years…adopting a child.

Are you adopting too or considering adoption? Do you know someone who is adopting? Sarah bears all by sharing exactly what the adoption process has been like for her so far. The cohosts also discuss adoption etiquette for friends and family.

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Jun 01, 2019
Ep. 40: Our Struggle With Overwork & Saying Your Best Yes
How do you know when it’s time to quit your job?
This episode discusses what to consider if you are contemplating a job change, and explores compassion fatigue - and how to tell if you have it.
The cohosts also share 5 tips to consider so you can say your best yes (and say no to everything else) and talk about their experiences with burnout and what they are saying YES to this year.

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May 24, 2019
Ep. 39: Burnout is not Your Fault
Have you struggled with burnout? Or do you know an SLP who has? We know burnout isn’t something unique to SLPs - healthcare and education are both careers with high burnout rates.
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May 16, 2019
Ep. 38: Getting Honest About Our Friendship
This episode, Sarah and Sarie talk about friendships (including SLP friendships).

How did the co-hosts meet?

What are their most annoying habits? Do Sarie and Sarah really get along? When there is conflict, what is it about?

How do you know when you need to get space from a friendship?

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May 09, 2019
Ep. 37: How to Get Started Seeing Clients on the Side with Jill Shook
Have you been curious about seeing private clients “on the side”? Want to know how to make private practice your side gig or transition into private practice? In this episode, Jill Shook of, shares specific steps you should follow to get started. This episode shares go-to steps in order so you can avoid overwhelm and start seeing those clients!

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Apr 25, 2019
Ep. 36: 10 minutes with Bryony Rust of Salt by the Sea
Our short interview series continues! Up this episode, Bryony Rust from Salt by the Sea. Bryony was joining us for our first live interview all the way from the United Kingdom! Bryony discusses her area of expertise: helping early communicators with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Bryony shares her philosophy on working with early learners, as well as some tips you can try right away to get started!

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Apr 18, 2019
Ep. 35: Making Friends in a New Town
This episode, Sarah and Sarie talk about how to make friends when you move as an adult. Easier said than done, but not to worry - Sarie and Sarah have a step-by-step process to get you started.
Sarie also shares her road to becoming an SLP, and how she got to where she is today.
The co-hosts also answer a listener question:
Should you follow your passion in your work choice?
This episode also contains some SLP Wisdom, a way to take things off your to-do list.
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Apr 11, 2019
Ep. 34 How to Manage Mixed Groups with Felice from the Dabbling Speechie
Sarah and Sarie interview Felice Clark from The Dabbling Speechie about how to manage mixed groups.

How can you target multiple goals in one session? How do you take data for groups with different goals? How can you manage behavior and stay organized while targeting so many different objectives? Felice has got you covered with all this and more.

As a bonus - Felice shares some fantastic lesson ideas to use with mixed groups. Listen in and be ready to manage your mixed groups with ease.

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Mar 28, 2019
Ep. 33: 10 Minutes with Kristin of Simply Speech
This bonus episode, we share an interview with Kristin Cummings from Simply Speech.
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Mar 21, 2019
Ep. 32: How to Let Things Go
Are you interested in essentialism? Would you like to be able to let things go more easily? The hosts talk about the book Essentialism by Greg McKown and what this means to their work (and home) lives.
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Mar 16, 2019
Ep. 31: Our 10 Favorite Easy Lessons
In this special episode, Sarah and Sarie share 10 easy lessons to make your SLP life run even more smoothly.

What’s an easy lesson?
One that can work:

For mixed groups

For a varied caseload

Doesn’t involve lots of expensive materials

Is no-prep or low-prep

Do you have a lazy lesson? Don't forget to check out the #slplazylesson hashtag on Instagram, where Sarah has shared tons of early, no-prep lesson ideas. Use the hashtag and tag us to share your own ideas!
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Mar 07, 2019
Ep. 30: The Four Most Common Myths about Autism with Rose of ABA Speech
Do you have a learner with Autism who isn't using verbal language yet? In this getting started series, Rose from ABA Speech by Rose shares the four biggest myths about Autism and how to get started.
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Feb 28, 2019
Ep. 29: 10 Minutes With Shannon From Speechy Musings
For this bonus interview, we sat down with Shannon Werbeckes from Speechy Musings. We asked Shannon:
What is one go-to easy lesson you use?
What’s a time things didn’t go as planned in your speech therapy room?
What is a project or habit you are working on right now?
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Feb 21, 2019
Ep. 28: How to Find Your SLP Community and Cultivate Professional Relationships
Are you looking for a tight-knit SLP community? Sarah and Sarie discuss the importance of SLP friends, and how to find your own crew and cultivate those relationships for more joy and fun with your work life.
The co-hosts also discuss some morning routines they are trying and if they are succeeding or failing in creating a simple, calming morning routine.

This episode also answers the question - is it more important to actually meet your goal, or is the importance in just making one in the first place?

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Feb 14, 2019
Ep. 27: How To Turn Around Your Toughest SLP Month
Are you dealing with a tough SLP month? Sarah and Sarie share the stories of their toughest SLP months yet. They share what they struggled with, how they handled it, and what they would do differently next time around. We all struggle, so let's share our experiences so we can navigate these sticky situations with more ease. You'll get specific tips to implement NOW to help you with your tough SLP month.

They also share what to do when you feel stretched too thin to gain energy and communicate with your coworkers about your workload.

Sarie shares the one student she'll never forget, and what she learned from this particular student to become an even better SLP.

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Feb 07, 2019
Ep. 26: How to Engage Toddlers with Lia from Speech and Language at Home
This episode, an interview with Lia Kurtin of Speech and Language at Home, you'll get your most-asked for toddler questions answered. How do you deal with toddlers who say no? What are some go-to activities to engage toddlers? How do we start those first toddler sessions? Lia shares 5 easy tips for first sessions with toddlers - what to do, what to talk to parents about, and how to engage those little ones in speech and language learning.

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Jan 31, 2019
Ep. 25: Ten Minutes with Nicole Allison of Speech Peeps
Ten Minutes with Nicole Allison

For this bonus interview, we sat down with Nicole Allison from Allison’s Speech Peeps. We asked Nicole:
What is one go-to easy lesson you use?

What’s a time things didn’t go as planned in your speech therapy room?

What is the best SLP advice you’ve ever received?

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Jan 24, 2019
Ep. 24: Five Tips for a Calmer Weekend, Attracting & Repelling Clients, is Being an SLP your Identity?
How to Have a Calmer Weekend

Sarah and Sarie try a variety of ways to improve their weekends to get more rest, more fun, and more energy on their weekends. What did they try? What worked? What didn't? You’ll learn 5 tips for having a calmer weekend that have helped the hosts, and we hope they work for you, too.

The hosts also talk about repelling clients - why it's important, and how it helps you attract the right clients for you.  

Also, is it a good idea to identify with your work? Are work and worth related? Should they be?

Sarah shares a series of easy lessons for students with Autism (a done for you workbook that is both affordable and research based).


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Jan 17, 2019
Ep. 23: Evening Routines, Job Crafting, and First Year Podcasting Lessons Learned
In this episode, Sarah and Sarie discuss what a realistic evening routine looks like for SLPs, and what they are trying. Instead of trying long, drawn-out evening routines, they try several recommended routines and keep it real with something that will (hopefully) work for you, too!

They also discuss five lessons learned in their first year of podcasting.

Sarah and Sarie also discuss job crafting. What is it? How can SLPs do it? How might it help SLPs create a job they love even more? They also share their work related goal for 2019. Can they stay accountable?

A big thank you to Rebecca who made our “winter bucket list,” which we’ll be sending out all winter in our newsletter (link to sign up below)

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Book Mentioned:

Priya Parker, The Art of Gathering

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Jan 10, 2019
Ep. 22: ASHA 2018 - Live in Boston
This episode is a live recording of our podcast show at ASHA. We were thrilled to join in for this event and had an absolute blast presenting a live podcast show.

In this episode, Sarah and Sarie:

Invite up Jessi Andricks (SLP, Yoga Teacher and Burnout Coach) to how a "Most likely to____" game. The game was actually played with photo enlargements and we hope the auditory experience is as good as the visual.

Sarah shares a piece of SLP wisdom about becoming a "B- SLP" when the pressure to be an "A+ SLP" surrounds us everywhere.

Sarie offers up two lazy lessons for articulation and prepositions.

The two also respond to some listeners' most frequently asked questions.

Thank you to all our listeners for your support during our first year of podcasting. We'll see you in 2019!

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Nov 17, 2018
Ep. 21: It's Basically a Hallmark Movie
It's Basically a Hallmark Movie (because we get a bit sappy reflecting on our first year of podcasting)...
This episode is one where Sarah and Sarie share some reflections on their first year of podcasting. They share their winter goals, what they are working on to improve now, and what has gone well (and not so well) in their first year of podcasting.

This episode, Sarah and Sarie share:

Why rest is important and what they are doing to get more of it

Plans for a special one-year of podcasting episode

Goals for the Winter (Sarah: create a clearer vision for the podcast, map out all the topics for 2019, figure out systems to work less at her private practice clinic; Sarie: spend more time with family and friends)

What they really think when listening back to the first few episodes (hint: we are a little embarrassed)

Sarah and Sarie do a special “what’s up, what’s down” segment on their highlights and lowlights of their first year podcasting

What it’s really like to do interviews (hint: Sarah wants to hug everyone)

How to find creativity in your work life

Sarah shares some personal news about her year and why the podcast has been so important to her in moving forward

How to “own your nerdliness” (according to Sarie)

We also share LOTS of outtakes at the end of the show, so keep on listening!

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Nov 01, 2018
Ep. 20: Self Care Ideas From The Gilmore Girls and Bouncing Back From Burnout with Jessi Andricks
This episode, Sarah and Sarie share what the start of the school year has really been like, tips for overcoming the Sunday Blues/Monday Doldrums, and a self-care tip learned from The Gilmore Girls.
This episode also features an interview with Jessi Andricks, an SLP, Yoga Teacher, and Burn Out Coach which focuses on how to develop an SLP-approved self care evening routine. Jessi also discusses what burnout is really like and how to manage those burn out feelings to come back after burnout.
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Oct 11, 2018
Ep. 19: Some Exciting Podcast News!
This episode, we share some exciting podcast news that is a first for us.
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Oct 09, 2018
Ep. 18: Julia from The Traveling Traveler & the Most Interesting Parts of Our Jobs
Interested in the world of being a travel SLP? Want travel tips from Julia, a veteran traveler? Want to hear about what Sarah and Sarie do for work (especially the most interesting parts)?
Your wish is our command! This is a great episode chock full of goodies about traveling, being an SLP, and keeping your cool (er, as much as possible) in the process.
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Julia for granting us this interview - it was a blast. You can find Julia in the following places:

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Sep 27, 2018
Ep. 17: Friendship & Work (+ SLP Eats)
What food do we pack for our workday?
Have we ever "broken up" with a close friend?
What's our best #slplazylesson for the /r/ sound? (In fact, Sarah shares 2!)
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Book - Living Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg


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Sep 13, 2018
Ep. 16: Episode 16: We're No SLP Superheroes - disaster lessons, tips for busy times, and SLP regret
This episode, Sarah talks her biggest SLP regret (and how you can avoid making it), and Sarah and Sarie discuss ways graduate programs and externships can better prepare students for the working world ahead.

Both hosts share a lesson gone wrong – Sarie shares an example of a lesson gone wrong in the home health setting, and Sarah shares an embarrassing memory lapse.

This episode is perfect for anyone who wants tips on becoming a better SLP or to hear how other SLPs are adjusting to the fall rush that is our SLP busy time.
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Aug 30, 2018
Ep. 15: Organize Your Space with Cheri from Superpower Speech
This episode, we start with a listener question - how do you approach working on social skills and language with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
We answer by giving example lessons for different ages (preschool, school age, and teen/young adult) and share some of our favorite resources, which we link to below.

We also interview Cheri from Superpower Speech to talk about organization for your home and speech room. We talk what to keep, what to toss, and how to make sure those cleaning tasks happen.

ASD Resources

The Incredible 5 Point Scale
Social Express
Social Detective Intermediate
Interest-O-Meter Example
Superpower Speech Resources

Productivity and Organization for Women (POW)
Cleaning Charts

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Aug 16, 2018
Ep. 14: Balance and Joy with Shannon from Speechy Musings
This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to build more balance and joy in their SLP life. We interview Shannon from Speechy Musings about her quest to find balance and joy, how she makes money online, and what it was like to leave her full time school-based position to become a full-time entrepreneur.
Sarie and Sarah also talk about jobs they had before they were SLPs, and tips for SLPs who are introverts to better manage their work life.

Speechy Musings Links
Website -
Facebook -
Instagram -
or Instagram: Speechy Musings
Meditation Link
Calm App
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Jul 26, 2018
Ep. 13: The Love Languages at Work and Home, 3 Essential SLP Lessons, Effectively Teaching Empathy
This episode, we talk about using the love languages at home and work, what we think of them and if they are really important.

Sarie also shared the most important things she's learned from the podcast to make it through her tenure as a CF:
1. Check email only twice a day (Episode 6)
2. Having difficult conversations, and emotionally charged conversations with parents, families, and caregivers (Episode 1 & Episode 9)
3. Saying No (Episode 3)
We mention the book Option B, and something Sarah learned about in this book about empathy and the Danish and how empathy is related to happiness. Sarah took this one step further and has been researching teaching empathy in schools.

Episodes we reference:
Episode 1
Episode 3
Episode 6
Episode 9

The Love Languages for Work:
Book - Option B:
Teaching Kids Empathy:
Kids who walk or bike to school:

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Jul 12, 2018
Ep. 12: Jill Shook Talks Selling on Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) and Private Practice Tips
Are you interested in starting a private practice or selling on TPT? Do you want to hear more about the behind-the-scenes of working in these settings? If so, this is the episode for you. You'll learn how long it takes to make materials on TPT, how long it takes to get paid in private practice, and tips from Jill for starting out.
Listener Question
What do you wear to work?
We talk about outfit formulas, why we don't wear scrubs and capsule wardrobes for our SLP work.
#Lazy Lesson
Teaching stop and go, ready set go, following 1-step directions with an easy red/green visual and how to do it; and how to use the same red/green visual for behavior and social skills.
Interview with Jill Shook, SLP
Jill Shook on selling on Teacher's Pay Teachers -
What are some Pinterest strategies and tips?
How long does it take to make a material for TPT?
Do Facebook ads for TPT work?
How do you determine your target market for your products?
Is selling on TPT a lucrative side hustle?
Jill Shook on opening a Private Practice clinic -
Who is private practice for?
How much money should you save before starting?
How long does it take to start getting paid in private practice?
What should your first step be to start a private practice?
Jill Shook on Self Care -
Her self care challenge to put away your phone for at least four hours one day a week.

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Jun 28, 2018
Ep. 11: Are the clients you work with ready to work with YOU?
This episode, we talk about working weekends. Do you do it? Do you feel like it helps or hurts you? We’ll share what we do, and feel free to chime in on the conversation.

We also answer a listener question - what do you say when people ask you what you do for a living? If you are an SLP, you are used to blank stares or odd comments when you tell people what you do for a living. Sarah and Sarie share the strangest things they’ve been asked at parties after revealing they are SLPs, and you are going to want to hear these stories.

The bulk of this episode discusses client success factors. Do you work with a variety of clients? Do some clients seem to have a bad attitude or get upset easily? Do you have other clients who seem interested in getting service and then seem to disappear, never to be seen again? Well, you might be ready for your clients - but you need to be able to answer the question - are your clients ready to work with you? The discussion is based on the research of Prochaska & DiClemente, 1983; Prochaska, DiClemente, & Norcross 1992.

We’ll also propose a self care challenge that’ll get you knowing your clients even better, and using your time even more effectively in your speech room.
Jun 07, 2018
Ep. 10: Interview with Beautiful Speech Life
On this podcast, we answer a listener question - How to do you connect with difficult-to-reach clients? We share our thoughts on everything from building rapport with teenagers, to establishing rapport with adult clients to forming a relationship with young clients with Autism and identifying what they will work for and creating sessions so clients will want to work with us.

We also talk about what is new in our speech room - which is being chronically late this time of year (because we are over booked?) and what we are doing about it.

Sarah shares a lesson gone wrong and what her new nickname is according to a new client. We won't put it in the show notes, but listen in if you are curious.

This episode, we interview Anne Page of Beautiful Speech life. In case you aren't familiar (in which case, where have you been? Follow her stat!), here's her bio:

Anne is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Science from Nova Southeastern University. She's an award winning blogger and international speaker. She has been an SLP at at a Title 1 school for 11 years, and works as a district AAC specialist. Anne is passionate about AAC. She loves the challenge of finding the best communication support system for her students.

On the interview, Anne talks about social media, her newly-opened online AAC academy, what she wishes she'd known starting out with AAC, and her winding path to becoming an SLP.


Beautiful Speech Life Blog

Beautiful Speech Life Instagram

Beautiful Speech Life Facebook

AAC Academy

Bjorem Speech Sound Cues

PrAACtical AAC Website and Blog

Headspace Meditation App
May 18, 2018
Ep. 9: Take A Break, Sharing Difficult News & a Trick to Flip Your Perspective
This episode answers a listener question:

The job of being an SLP is so busy and I feel like there is always more to do. How do you know when you just need to keep your nose to the grindstone and hustle away at the work, and when it’s time to stop, step away, and take a break?

If you find yourself powering through a season of overwork or deadlines, this is the episode for you. Sarah shares how powering through is sometimes helpful and when she’s had to do it. Sarie shares that powering through is the name of the game for a lot of the CF year. The discussion then moves along to how to have more boundaries and time and when it’s time to not hustle.

We also talk about - what do you do when you are out sick (for more than a day or two) as an SLP?
We also discuss difficult conversations with families we work with. What do you do when you need to share news about another possible diagnosis? What do you do when a client doesn't hear what you have to say?

We also discuss negative mantras: what they are, and how to catch yourself in one.

We end with a self care challenge to flip your perspective when times get tough.
Self Care Challenge

To find something you are feeling negative about, and to catch your negative work mantra.

Then, if you are telling yourself a negative story about a work situation nip it in the bud. Look for evidence that your negative mantra isn’t true. Maybe you’ll find it, maybe you won’t. Lastly, reassess your negative mantra to find out if it’s true and if it’s serving you.


Story - The Two Wolves

Movie - The Money Pit
May 10, 2018
Ep. 8: Changing SLP Settings & Work Transitions
On this Episode, Sarah shares some SLP advice she should have taken (but didn't) and what she's doing about it. Sarie shares a lesson gone wrong that involves clients getting a bit too competitive.

Sarie interviews Sarah about the topic of switching SLP settings and making work transitions, and the following questions are answered (and more!):

Do you think leaving a job helps or hurts the profession?

How do you know when you need to leave a job?

How many times have you changed jobs?

What do you look for in a job?

What to ask in a job interview (from Sarah Wu, speech is beautiful).
Apr 26, 2018
Ep. 7: SLPs and Perfectionism, Your First SLP Job
This episode, we talk about some SLP advice that has helped us lately, perfectionism in the SLP world, and advice for your first year as an SLP.

Whether you are an SLP student, a new SLP, or someone who has been in the game for a long time, we hope you enjoy this conversation and pick up some tips along the way for managing some common pitfalls in the workplace.

This episode is perfect for anyone who is battling perfectionism as an SLP (aren’t we all?) or who is starting a new job or is starting to work in a new setting and wants to learn some tips for making it through the transition.
What NOT to do in your CF year. Don’t:

1. Be isolated

2. Do it all yourself / figure it out yourself

3. Accept SLP guilt

4. Think you know it all OR think you have to know it all

5. Feel like your CF mentor has to be your primary mentor

6. Surprise a caregiver, family, or parent at a meeting

7. Only share the negative

8. Eat lunch in the break room or office

9. Reply to the emotional conversation right away

10. Continue to deal with a difficult parent - or coworker - without asking for help
Apr 08, 2018
Ep. 6: All About Email
This week, we are digging in to ways that work email can make you miserable and actionable steps about what to do about it.
We also answer a listener question: what work settings do we work in?

If you ever find yourself shuddering over that next email ding, overwhelmed by your inbox, or even repeatedly checking your email, this episode is for you! We’ll talk about how you may not be using your email well and how to make it work for you.

We shared six email tips:

1. Turn off all notifications
2. Have scheduled check-in times for email. Stick to it!
3. Scan for urgent emails first and leave the rest.
4. Keep emotional conversations out of your inbox.
5. When you check your email, have your to-do list in front of you, and slot in other’s requests in order of priority - don’t just take care of email tasks first.
6. Get off the email response carousel (to keep out of your inbox: scheduling, emotional conversations, task management)
This week, we mentioned several project management systems, including:



For scheduling: Doodle or Acuity Scheduling
Mar 15, 2018
Ep. 5: When Self Care Doesn't Feel Good
This week, on Sarah’s first solo podcast, you’ll learn four situations in which self care doesn’t feel good. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn a bit about switching a job setting, how to quit, or how to have tough conversations with others to draw boundaries. Sarah shares surprising ways to care for yourself that might not feel great in the moment, but are essential for your SLP survival.
This episode ends with an SLP pep talk for all you SLPs out there who need to hear some loving words of affirmation. Listen in and be ready to conquer those difficult SLP situations!
Feb 28, 2018
Ep. 4: Stress & Time
This week, we are digging into your relationship with time and how time impacts your stress level. If you ever find yourself overwhelmed with to-dos or just feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, this episode is for you! We’ll define a Hustle Season and give you some tips to get through it.

We also discussed the definition of a work mantra and why you should find yours.

Our SLP Wisdom this episode is understanding our connection between stress and time and how to identify a “found moment,” and what to do about it.
Feb 03, 2018
Ep. 3: Like Lists, Saying "No", and Lazy Lessons
In this episode we discuss a listener question: do you really have a happy hour while recording this podcast? We also talk about a “like list,” how it can help with workplace stress, and what’s on ours. We also share a lazy lesson (or is it an “efficient lesson?”) that we tried this week. Sarie shares her concept of a “Frankenstein job” and what it means. We also talk about what to do when you need to say no to your boss (!), and SLP advice that will encourage you to go for that goal you have in mind.
Feb 03, 2018
Ep. 2: Asking for Help
This week, a speech-language pathology conversation on asking for help. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn to identify your helpers, hear about a lesson gone wrong (holy vulnerability!), and learn about how to increase courage and vulnerability as an SLP.

Sarie really digs in to how she’s identified helpers in her work setting and how she’s learned to ask for help, even when it’s hard. Sarah shares a lesson that bombed big time, we talk about how we all make SLP mistakes.
Feb 03, 2018
Ep. 1: Welcome to SLP Happy Hour!
This week we are exploring guilty self-care pleasures and what to do when you have a bad speech-language pathology day. If you find yourself sorting through SLP situations where emotions are running high, or times when you are criticized for your work this episode is for you! We talk about strategies to deal with difficult days including: active listening, having an "SLP bubble," and what to ask yourself when someone criticizes you. Sarie also shared some SLP advice on how realizing we are not irreplaceable can help manage job stress.
Jan 24, 2018