Thick & Thin

By Katy Bellotte

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The spoken diary of Katy Bellotte, a self-employed graphic designer living in Los Angeles. Each Thursday, Katy blends her personal experiences with stories from history, offering advice, laughs & some major epiphanies. She chats about living in full color, through the thick & the thin (with a dirty martini in hand).



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Episode Date
Good books & bold women
42:13
In this episode of Thick & Thin, I share four of my newest reads, as well as the story of Martha Gellhorn. An author and war correspondent, Martha is largely known for her brief marriage to Ernest Hemingway, but is responsible for much greater things than just spending some time married to a now famous author. “Why should I be a footnote in someone else’s life?” She famously said in an interview. We give her story justice today in this episode of Thick & Thin. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte // EPISODE SOURCES: https://www.nytimes.com/1998/02/17/arts/martha-gellhorn-daring-writer-dies-at-89.html https://www.irishtimes.com/news/in-times-of-love-and-war-1.399784 https://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/king-tides-impeach-o-meter-frosty-at-50-lindy-west-k-pop-deaths-and-mental-health-martha-gellhorn-more-1.5384775/the-only-woman-at-d-day-what-martha-gellhorn-s-letters-reveal-about-the-trailblazing-war-correspondent-1.5384779 https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a22109842/martha-gellhorn-career-ernest-hemingway/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 22, 2020
I don't love myself
48:00
In this heart spill episode of Thick & Thin, I talk about my inability to love myself without conditions. We unpack the words of Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle & others, and I discuss my thoughts on compassion, forgiveness and therapy. // Follow me on IG: Instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 15, 2020
Spooky dating stories, ghosting & more
45:11
In this episode of Thick & Thin, I chat about 'ghosting' in relationships, diving into the psychology of why people ghost, we discuss listeners' spooky dating stories, as well as a real life ghost story. Also, I tell the haunting story of The Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn. // Sources: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/valley-girl-brain/201507/the-strange-psychology-ghosting https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/smarter-living/why-people-ghost-and-how-to-get-over-it.html https://www.omnihotels.com/blog/omnis-haunted-hotels/ https://the-line-up.com/the-pink-lady http://instagram.com/cleowade // Follow me on IG: Instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 08, 2020
How to stop hating your body
49:10
In today’s episode of Thick & Thin, we’ll be discussing self-sabotage, shattering life’s illusions, the power our bodies have, & a few more fun facts from reddit (couldn’t help myself). Let’s get out of our own heads so much & chat about some good stuff that will inspire us. // Sources: https://www.thefactsite.com/100-facts-about-your-body/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-be-yourself/201710/why-do-we-self-sabotage & Reddit // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 01, 2020
Tattoos, bad dates & shopping carts
44:27
In this episode of Thick & Thin, we’re going to chat about some fun facts that you’ve likely never heard about, courtesy of Reddit, and also learn about The Shopping Cart theory: what you do when no one is looking. Lastly, we’ll discuss a concept based on a quote by Surrealist painter, Rene Magritte, that says: “The purpose of art is mystery.” // SOURCES: https://medium.com/be-unique/the-curious-case-of-the-shopping-cart-theory-802909d93cff www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/07/what-do-we-really-mean-by-art/ https://artlistr.com/rene-magritte-7-interesting-facts/ https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/ // Follow me on IG: Instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 24, 2020
Self-hatred spirals & food guilt
48:38
In this episode of Thick & Thin we chat about all of the mindsets and psychological nuggets I’ve been toying with this week. Today we’ll be chatting about motivated reasoning - why you think you’re right when you’re actually wrong - how our brains can invent narratives and send us down a rabbit hole of overthinking, over-criticism & spirals of self-hatred. & finally, we’ll debunk the concept that really ambitious people have no need to prove themselves, because that’s just so false. Lots to chat about! // Watch the TED Talk I mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4RLfVxTGH4 // Also, read "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 17, 2020
Control freaks & big mouths
42:55
In this episode of Thick & Thin, we talk about the anxieties surrounding having control of your life (or the lack there of) and later, I’ll tell the story of *Josephine Baker,* a French-American dancer, entertainer, spy, activist + the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, among many other things. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte // STORY SOURCES: https://womenshistorynetwork.org/josephine-baker-1906-1975/ ( https://womenshistorynetwork.org/josephine-baker-1906-1975/ ) https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/josephine-baker ( https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/josephine-baker ) https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/new-african-american-identity-harlem-renaissance ( https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/new-african-american-identity-harlem-renaissance ) *BOOK MENTIONED: Creative Blindness & How To Cure It" by Dave Trott Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 10, 2020
New seasons & old scandals
47:23
In this episode of Thick & Thin, I go through my favorite podcasts to listen to, some other seasonal updates + tell a deeply scandalous story about socialite turned actress Lillie Langtry; the power of a little black dress, and a little determination. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte / Sources: https://clickamericana.com/topics/celebrities-famous-people/lillie-langtry-the-scandalous-jersey-lily-1958 https://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php/woman/biography/lillie-langtry/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 03, 2020
Life in LA & sinking ships
46:45
In this episode of Thick & Thin, I give an update about my life in LA, now that I've been here for 1 month officially. I chat about the many changes I've been experiencing, especially in comparison to my previous life in NYC. Later in the episode, I tell the incredible story of Margaret Tobin Brown, aka "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," who was an American socialite, philanthropist, and Titanic survivor. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte // episode sources: https://recollections.biz/blog/5-facts-about-margaret-tobin-brown-aka-the-unsinkable-molly-brown/ https://www.bustle.com/p/the-real-story-of-molly-brown-isnt-in-titanic-the-truth-changes-everything-7622726 https://www.britannica.com/topic/Titanic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpekPaut0Cg Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 27, 2020
Books I love, saltwater & spies
45:58
In this episode of Thick & Thin I divulge my entertainment faves of the moment: tv shows, movies, books & songwriters. I then dive into the story of Kate Warne, a woman who so effortlessly saved Abraham Lincoln from assassination among other feats, aka the first female private detective in America. It's a good one! // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 20, 2020
Shiny things & pirate queens
49:58
In this episode of Thick & Thin we discuss a few new goals of mine here in LA. We also chat about Shiny Object Syndrome, which is essentially the act of diving into a slew of different "shiny" projects, never quite finishing things, fear of commitment, being super scattered in your interests, etc. Then, I tell the tale of Grace O'Malley, aka the Pirate Queen of Ireland. She was a fearless pirate & skilled negotiator, married twice, divorced once, took a lover when she wanted, and gave birth to one of her sons on the deck of her own ship. Essentially a total bad**s and I'm so excited to share her story with you all. // Historical Sources: Granuaile ( https://www.amazon.com/Granuaile-Times-Grace-OMalley-1503-1603/dp/0863276318/?tag=mf-art-smart-shopping-20 ) : The Life and Times of Grace O'Malley ; Pirate Queen ( https://www.amazon.com/Pirate-OMalley-Judith-1-Sep-2004-Paperback/dp/B012HU5H0I/?tag=mf-art-smart-shopping-20 ) ; Anecdotes of the Aristocracy ( https://archive.org/details/cu31924088003086/page/n7?q=%252522grace+o%252527malley%252522 ) ; "The day the Virgin Queen bowed to the pirate queen," Times of London ( http://tinyurl.galegroup.com/tinyurl/773Fr3 ) ; A Forgotten Part of Ireland ( https://archive.org/details/forgottenpartofi00joycrich/page/n4?q=%252522grace+o%252527malley%252522 ) ; "Gráinne Mhaol, Pirate Queen of Connacht: Behind the Legend," History Ireland ( https://www.jstor.org/stable/27725236?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents ). // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 13, 2020
Why I left nyc & what's next
50:26
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss my recent move from NYC to LA! I answer your questions & discuss my goals and overall mindset surrounding my move. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 06, 2020
Oversharing, folklore & mad women
48:39
In this episode of Thick & Thin, I unpack Taylor Swift's new album, Folklore. We discuss the story of Rebekah Harkness, the subject of a few of Taylor's new songs. You know, the one who had a 'marvelous time ruining everything,' among other things.. I also chat about oversharing on social media, and the concept 'Essentialism' that I recently learned about. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 30, 2020
It’s okay to start over (& it’s not too late)
50:02
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the "I don't know" period of life I'm in. I chat about starting over, taking time for ourselves & breaking away from past stereotypes.. ripping up the blue prints and going back to the drawing board on our lives. I read some words from Nelson Mandela + Maya Angelou, as well as two inspiring short stories & discuss. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 23, 2020
I took an RV across the country & here's the tea
49:18
This is the episode you've all been waiting for! The tea on my cross-country, 2-week road trip from NY to California. I went through my full itinerary and answered a lot of frequently asked questions! // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 13, 2020
Influencer industry secrets, creative blindness & more
51:17
In this episode of Thick & Thin, I continue my "Dear Katy" questions series, touching on the influencer industry & FOGO (Fear of Going Out). I also tell some inspiring stories from the book, "Creative Blindness & How to Cure It" by Dave Trott. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 25, 2020
Tough decisions & making the first move
46:32
In this episode of Thick & Thin, I make a BIG announcement. I also answer some "Dear Katy" listener questions, chatting about everything from making the first move on dating apps, to decision fatigue and regrets. To be continued in next week's episode! // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/thick-and-thin/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 18, 2020
Speak up, even if your voice shakes
53:42

In this episode of Thick & Thin, I discuss the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Very transparently, I open up about my own fears in speaking up about things, worried that I'm saying the "wrong" thing. I also share three stories of influential black women in history: Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin & Ella Fitzgerald. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte



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Jun 11, 2020
The dreaded FaceTime date & romance post-covid
49:19

In this episode of Thick & Thin I answer listener questions and offer my own hypothesis on what I think romance will look like post-covid. I chat about kissing taboos, secret speakeasies for hugging, & the dreaded FaceTime date. This is a good one! // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte



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May 28, 2020
Let's talk about COPYCATS!
48:29

In this episode of Thick & Thin I talk about the difference between feeling inspired by someone's work, and totally ripping off something and presenting it as your own. It's a slippery slope! I tell stories of Monet, Van Gogh & the Vasa, a Swedish warship that sunk in the 17th century. It's a good one! // Follow me on Insta: http://www.instagram.com/katybellotte



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May 21, 2020
Failure is just research (unless you never try again)
51:28

Today I talk about failure, my obsession with perfection, & how a recent trip to my apartment in the city made me feel. In this out of control time, we can feel powerless and failure can really sting now, more than ever. So, let's talk about it. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte



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May 14, 2020
The truth about jealousy & hate
49:06

In this episode of Thick & Thin I chat about that green eyed monster that lives inside of us all: jealousy. I unpack WHY we hate and envy others, how it can be an extension of our fears, and also how it can be a GOOD thing that can help guide us. // Follow me on insta: instagram.com/katybellotte



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May 07, 2020
The things we forget & unexpected visitors in our lives
46:46

On today's episode of Thick & Thin I reflect on some suppressed, yet very pivotal, memories from high school when I was on my school's student-run newspaper. I talk about the things we forget, by choice or not, and how they impact our paths. Also, I read some passages written by Persian poet, Rumi, and discuss the uninvited visitors we must entertain in order to grow. // Follow me on Insta: @katybellotte

Apr 30, 2020
Instant gratification is ruining our lives
46:49

This week on Thick & Thin I talk about instant gratification and how it's ruining our lives, affecting our confidence and increasing our anxiety levels. I research the psychological and scientific reasons for this, as well as chat about my current Patreon content venture, a friend's clothing brand & the magic we can find once we slow down and accept that some projects and elements of our lives won't be instantly gratifying - and that's for the better. // Follow me on instagram: instagram.com/katybellotte

Apr 23, 2020
Why "almost" relationships hurt more than real ones & more
47:06

In today's episode of Thick & Thin I introduce the first "Dear Katy" segment, where I answer your juicy, personal questions anonymously. I discuss almost lovers put on hold because of quarantine, comparing ourselves to others, when to expose a cheater & more. // Follow me on Instagram & submit your questions: instagram.com/katybellotte

Apr 17, 2020
Why it's hard for us to be alone & productive right now
47:53

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss why it's hard to be productive in the same ways we're used to, given the anxieties we feel during this uncertain time. I also talk about the concept of being alone and why it's so hard for some of us to be alone with ourselves, and why we rely so much on external things like our friends & other distractions. // Follow me on Insta: Instagram.com/katybellotte

Apr 10, 2020
Do I like them or am I just bored?
47:36

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss dating, revisiting old flames during this period of social distancing, and why we tend to obsess over the ones who don't love us back. I also tell a crazy story about the 1812 love affair between poet Lord Byron & Lady Caroline Lamb. Lord Byron is described as being one of the "first f*ckboys" largely documented in history & Lady Caroline Lamb was dubbed "the first crazy ex-girlfriend." It's an interesting story with many elements that still ring true today, nearly two centuries later. // Follow me on Insta: instagram.com/katybellotte

Apr 02, 2020
Be careful what you wish for...
45:30

In this episode of Thick & Thin I chat more about the concept of history repeating itself, unearthing events of the early 1900's that are eerily similar to today's events with COVID-19. Many of us rang in the New Year 2020 wishing for another "Roaring 20's," - did we get our wish? I also tell the story of 1918 Flu Pandemic survivor and world famous artist, Georgia O'Keeffe. Georgia was dubbed "the mother of American Modernism," a style that emerged during the 1920's and brought forth a lot of the beautiful art we still admire today. I discuss how her husband's affair shaped her and reflect on her life. // Follow me on Insta: instagram.com/katybellotte

Mar 26, 2020
When things don't go as planned
31:28

This short-but-sweet episode of Thick & Thin is meant to shed a bit of hopefulness & light on the current state of our world. The Coronavirus pandemic has upended a lot of lives, put a lot of things on hold and caused quite a bit of uncertainty. I speak a bit about that in this episode, as well as sharing some inspiring quotes, passages & goals I have for myself during this time. // Follow me on instagram: Instagram.com/katybellotte

Mar 20, 2020
Contagious fear & repeating history
43:36

In this episode of Thick & Thin I chat a little bit about the recent Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, my personal thoughts & how to remain positive during times of fear. I also discuss the story of American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, the Influenza outbreak of 1918 and Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney. // www.instagram.com/katybellotte

Mar 13, 2020
My unfiltered NYC dating life & story time
46:50

This episode of Thick & Thin is a healthy dose of dating GIRL TALK, inspired by a recent wine night I hosted at my apartment with friends. I discuss some recent NYC dating stories + answer listener questions pertaining to rejection, positivity with dating apps + paying for the first date. // Follow me on IG: @katybellotte

Mar 05, 2020
Doing more than one thing & my freelance career
48:04

In this episode of Thick & Thin I recap a recent trip to the University of South Carolina, an encounter with a parking lot attendant, & chat more about my freelance career. I also share the story of Mary Barra, the first female CEO of a major automobile company, General Motors. She has incredible leadership sentiments that are essential for us all to know! // Follow me on Instagram: @katybellotte

Mar 02, 2020
Self-doubt is killing your dreams
50:08

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss self-doubt, analysis paralysis & impostor syndrome. Shakespeare called doubt a traitor that makes us "lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." I offer advice on how to fight self-doubt, pulling in stories of the greats who once had doubt, like Madonna & Oprah. // Follow me on Insta: @katybellotte

Feb 20, 2020
The revenge dress
44:54

In this extra special Valentine's Day special of Thick & Thin I answer some light-hearted questions about love & also discuss the story of Princess Diana's 1994 "revenge dress." Valentine's Day can really stir up our emotions so I hope this episode will leave everyone feeling confident and hopeful. // Try Gladskin: http://gladskin.com/ // Follow me on Instagram: @katybellotte

Feb 13, 2020
The power of words, black history month & Toni Morrison
42:04

This episode of Thick & Thin is all about the power of WORDS, books & written thought. I explore the life of Toni Morrison and the waves she made in literature, particularly in black American literature. We pay homage to Toni, her courage and her talent, as well as discussing my own personal experiences surrounding the power that books & words have in our world. // My keynote talk in South Carolina details: https://allevents.in/columbia/usc-fashion-week-keynote-speaker-katy-bellotte/200018950288036 // Gladskin Eczema cream: http://us.gladskin.com/ // Follow me on Instagram: @katybellotte

Feb 06, 2020
Let’s talk about the good stuff
37:03

On this episode of Thick & Thin I share some uplifting, positive stories submitted by listeners in hopes that it will brighten our week. 2020 has been quite rough so far and so I think it's very important to remember, and stay focused on, the "good stuff." So, I'm devoting this week's episode of Thick & Thin to this concept. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Jan 30, 2020
An honest sexy time chat
45:05

On this episode of Thick & Thin I opened the floor for some juicy listener questions! Nothing was too invasive or off limits. I chat honestly about sex, dating apps, leaving my job, tattoos, etc. // Follow me on Instagram: @katybellotte 

Jan 24, 2020
When we don’t know what we’re doing
44:42

Today on Thick & Thin I talk about the times when we admit to ourselves: "I don't know what I'm doing." I chat about the true power in not having all the answers and the room it truly makes for creativity & growth. Also mentioned: Refinery29 founder, Piera Luisa Gelardi, and the story of Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood actress turned inventor. // Follow me on instagram: @katybellotte // shop my temporary tattoos: https://www.inkedbydani.com/collections/new-designs/products/kb 

Jan 16, 2020
Ghosting & the SLOW FADE
43:15

In this episode of Thick & Thin I once again discuss ghosting and dive into a new concept: the slow fade. I chat about how to cope with unrequited feelings and gaps in communication. // Check out my temporary tattoos, in partnership with Inked by Dani: https://www.inkedbydani.com/collections/new-designs/products/kb // Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katybellotte/ 

Jan 09, 2020
Tough love & seasons of retreat
43:10

In this episode of Thick & Thin I welcome 2020 by chatting through my resolutions and the ways I hope to grow this year (and years to come!). I chat about subjects like tough love, seasons of retreat, Lyme disease, moving apartments and more. // Follow me on IG: @katybellotte

Jan 03, 2020
Trying scary, new things & imposter syndrome
45:29

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the anxiety surrounding trying scary, new things and how to carry on despite initial failure. Specifically I chat about my recent calligraphy class venture as well as a new photography gig. I also tell the stories of J.K. Rowling, among other greats with rough starts in their careers. // Follow me on Instagram: @katybellotte

Dec 23, 2019
Work stress & date stories
40:59

On tonight's episode of Thick & Thin I discuss a recent date I went on, some fizzled-out flirtationships, some recent work stress and reflecting back on 'why I started.' I unearth a repressed memory from Elementary school and overall just share all the happenings from this month! // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Dec 14, 2019
The truth about holiday stress
43:12

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss holiday stress & anxiety! I attempt to crack WHY we feel it so profoundly during the holiday season, amongst our families and people from our past. I reflect on my high school reunion and New Year's Eve, among other things. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Dec 04, 2019
The truth about quitting my 9-5
48:00

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss my recent career change, quitting my 9-5 job to pursue my own brand, as well as answering listener questions. I get very raw and honest with my decision to not only quit my job but choose MYSELF - unearthing my innermost fears surrounding failure, people pleasing and financial insecurity. // Follow me on Insta: @katybellotte

Nov 21, 2019
I 'like-like' him
45:51

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of 'like-liking' people and 'what that does to a person,' as the iconic Sex and the City quote goes. I chat about all of the anxieties surrounding crushes, flirtationships and situationships (a new word I discuss as well). No one teaches you how to combat the insecurities and terror surrounding new crushes in school, so here we are - talking about it on the pod! // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Nov 14, 2019
Truth or dare & juxtaposition
42:23

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss my upcoming trip to London, the games my friends and I play when we go out, AS WELL as more serious topics surrounding juxtaposition & the highs + lows of life. I share my current insecurities surrounding a new romantic interest as well.. ;) // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Nov 06, 2019
Feeling hopeless & redefining yourself
45:38

In tonight's episode of Thick & Thin I reflect on my 24th birthday, discuss hopelessness and redefining who we are as we age. I offer some advice on how to feel less hopeless and find the courage to ask others for help in the process. We also chat about getting out of our own heads and accept that we are different now than we used to be, and that we eventually WILL be, down the road... // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Oct 30, 2019
People pleasing & life choices
45:04

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concepts of people pleasing, instant gratification, & how we rush through our lives when it comes to making choices. I also chat about my upcoming 24th birthday party and the ways I'm working on my stubbornness and obsessive planning tendencies in order to make moments more enjoyable! A lotta good stuff in this episode. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Oct 24, 2019
The loneliness epidemic
42:20

On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the loneliness epidemic; how and why the most connected humankind, in the realms of social media, can also be the most lonely. I talk about my own experiences (and internal battles) with loneliness and how I've learned to combat it - ultimately finding a home within myself and learning to give other people a chance. // Follow me on instagram: @katybellotte

Oct 11, 2019
Whiskey shots & commitment
41:07

In this almost-not-released episode of Thick & Thin, I discuss the concept of 'not being everyones' cup of tea,' but with a spicy, sweet little twist. I also discuss a past story about commitment (or the lack thereof) and how obsessed we become with preserving our egos in romantic situations. // Follow me on Insta: @katybellotte

Sep 24, 2019
The truth about influencers
46:05

In this episode of Thick & Thin I get REAL and spill some tea about influencers, influencer culture and the in's and out's of being a paid content creator online. I answer listener questions & assumptions as well as dish my own opinions on the evolution of the influencer industry. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Sep 17, 2019
The truth about hustle culture
44:47

On tonight's episode of Thick & Thin, I do a deep dive into hustle and burnout culture, identifying what it is and why it's so detrimental to our health. I discuss the motivations we have for hustling and working hard, and how we should rethink our priorities. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Sep 09, 2019
Losing can be sexy
45:43

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of, 'you have to lose to win,' and what this looks like it my life. I share an embarrassing event that happened to me at the 2017 Golden Globe award show along with some other instances of loss in my life, and how, despite the loss, I truly won. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Aug 31, 2019
Bad days & bad dates
46:46

In this episode I get real about a recent bad day I experienced, a bad DATE I experienced and some unexpected moments that happened along the way. I also unpack the life of Vincent Van Gogh, the world famous artist who only sold 1 painting during his lifetime, and how success truly is around the bend for each of us - we just have to stick around long enough to see it happen. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Aug 21, 2019
Where has the magic gone?
41:58

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss magic, or the lack thereof, in our lives as we age.. or so we think! I talk about the magic I experienced when I first visited Manhattan, the lack of magic I've felt in my romantic relationships as well as how to look for magic in new places by doing things that scare you. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Aug 13, 2019
Dealing with criticism & taking things personally
43:58

In this episode of Thick & Thin I detail the many ways that we deal with criticism on a daily basis, and how its SO hard *not* to feel an immense blow to your ego while dealing with it. I tell some stories from my childhood and my earliest recollection of criticism, as well as debunking the reasons we feel this way. Finally I offer some advice and learnings on how to take criticism less personally, professionally and just in LIFE. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Jul 30, 2019
The truth about loving yourself
46:01

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the difficulty of loving yourself in all of your forms, and the struggle of being a protagonist in your own story. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Jul 22, 2019
Breakups & mercury in retrograde
41:56

On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss MERCURY IN RETROGRADE as well as "uncuffing season," and this 'season of moving on.' I discuss break-ups and how to never stop settling, never accept completion and abandoning the obsessive lists that we create for our lives and our relationships. // follow me on instagram: @katybellotte

Jul 09, 2019
Feeling Fat
42:50

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the "I feel fat" epidemic that plagues many of us, despite the fact that I've tried REALLY HARD not to talk about it, for risk of sounding cliche or whiny. I chat about ways to confront this insecurity, and deal with the many ways that we criticize ourselves on a daily basis. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Jun 26, 2019
POST-GRAD STRESS & finding happiness
43:54

In this episode of Thick & Thin I chat about post-grad stress, as well as the highly popular Korean trend of "small but certain happiness" and ways to practice it in your daily life. I also chat a little about my scary experience with Lyme disease. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Jun 14, 2019
FEAR OF MISSING OUT
42:35

This episode of Thick & Thin is all about the Fear of Missing Out, or FOMO, and alternatively, the Joy of Missing Out. I discuss finding balance, managing your time & finding peace with missing out and focusing on yourself. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

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May 17, 2019
Red lipstick & femininity
41:22

On this episode of Thick & Thin I take a crack at describing the concept of femininity and how we can fully rock ours - or what it means to us. I discuss Hazel Bishop, a chemist who created a long-wearing lipstick, as well as some other pioneers in the discussion of femininity. // insta: @katybellotte

May 13, 2019
The fear of change in your twenties
43:28

This episode of Thick & Thin unpacks the fear of CHANGE that we experience in our twenties. I talk about the importance of infusing your life with small moments of discomfort and facing our fears, telling stories about times where I've encountered pain with change & timing. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

May 03, 2019
Love letters & face masks
43:56

On this special episode of Thick & Thin I answer a variety of listener questions! / follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Apr 27, 2019
When things aren't "right"
33:00

On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the feeling when things, in a relationship, friendship, etc., aren't "right." I also talk about how we tend to fantasize about elements of our lives, resulting with us feeling unsatisfied with who we're with. // Follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Apr 23, 2019
Is college ACTUALLY the best four years?
40:15

On this episode of Thick & Think we tackle the topic of AGING and sometimes feeling like we're wasting our time in certain moments of life. I discuss the life of Iris Apfel and some misconceptions that come with defining older people. / follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Apr 17, 2019
How to deal with stress
40:53

On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss STRESS and how to deal with it in its many forms. I also discuss the concept of: "hot water hardens the egg but softens the potato." It's about what we're made of - not the circumstances. This & more! // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Mar 29, 2019
My fake life
41:48

In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the way we portray ourselves - online, and in 'real life' - and how that story might conflict with who we truly are. I also discuss the work of René Magritte, Ngozi Adichie, & Oprah Winfrey. / follow me on instagram: @katybellotte

Mar 22, 2019
The truth about being selfish
39:16

On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss a past toxic friendship and how I realized that I needed to choose myself. I also discuss a recent article written by Taylor Swift & the difficult concept of being selfish. // follow me on insta: @katybellotte

Mar 12, 2019
The truth about love
46:07

On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss LOVE in its many forms. I discuss my bad relationship with love and intimacy in college, as well as my new-found relationship with self-love. / Follow me on instagram: @katybellotte

Feb 14, 2019
When being tired isn't "cool"
42:55

On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss burnout culture & living in a society where working to the point of extreme exhaustion is glorified and worn as a badge of honor. I also talk about 'one hit wonder,' Harper Lee. / Follow me on insta: instagram.com/katybellotte

Jan 31, 2019
Vodka soda hangovers & marilyn monroe
45:05

On tonight's episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of seeking escape through indulging in the vices -- including one too many vodka sodas (or in my case, gin & tonics.. lol. vodka soda just sounded better in the title TBH..). I also chat a bit about the late marilyn monroe. // follow me on insta: instagram.com/katybellotte

Jan 18, 2019
Falling in love with the idea of love & comparing yourself
42:01

On this episode of Thick & Thin, I discuss the constant 'comparison game' that we play and how we can fight through the fantasy, societal pressures, etc. and find our purpose. / Follow me on Instagram: @KatyBellotte - DM me your Q's!

Jan 11, 2019
The fear of being lonely
43:19

On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss my fears along with the Enneagram test, human resilience and the reason why people fear loneliness. 

Dec 31, 2018
Toxic relationships & zelda fitzgerald
46:24
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of toxic relationships (along with other topics) while discussing the life story of Zelda Fitzgerald. | instagram.com/katybellotte
Dec 20, 2018
Being "too much"
44:34
In this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of being "too much," and the feelings associated with it, also touching on why we feel the need to water ourselves down for the comfort of others. I also tell a story about a woman named Sara Murphy, the rumored muse of Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway & F. Scott Fitzgerald. All of this and MORE on tonight's episode!
Dec 13, 2018
When life isn't pretty & perfect
41:14
On this episode of Thick & Thin I discuss the concept of 'stumbling into the florescent lighting of life' & read some excerpts from Bianca Sparacino's book, The Strength in Our Scars. // PS Follow me on insta : @katybellotte
Dec 08, 2018
Dating déjà vu & beer goggles
42:22
In Episode 13 of Thick & Thin I read a diary entry from college and answer listener questions! I also discuss the 'he's the full package but isn't that cute' dilemma and why we go back to our exes.
Nov 29, 2018
How my parents met & other juicy stories
38:44
On Episode 12 of Thick & Thin I interview my MOM (aka my first ever guest on the podcast!). I ask her all sorts of deep questions and she gives us some valuable advice :)
Nov 26, 2018
Am I settling?
45:21
In Episode 11 of Thick & Thin I discuss the question we often ask ourselves: "Am I settling or just being realistic?"
Nov 17, 2018
College guys... thank u, next.
46:45
On Episode 10 of Thick & Thin I reflect on a recent trip back to college + the memories that it brought up from the past. I talk about the first time I experienced the college hook-up culture and what I learned from it. Among other things ;)
Nov 08, 2018
The secrets I keep...
42:21
In Episode 9 of Thick & Thin, I talk about some things I've learned in my 23 years on this planet as well as an epiphany that I had while analyzing my grey hairs. lol.
Oct 31, 2018
It's ghosting season
47:15
In Episode 8 of Thick & Thin I discuss GHOSTING in full detail. I answer questions such as: why do people ghost us? What to do after being ghosted? and even-- why have I ghosted?
Oct 25, 2018
In line at the bar...
43:15
In episode 7 of Thick & Thin I reflect a bit more on my move to NYC and how at times, we feel like we're anxiously waiting for our lives to 'begin.' I also answer some listener questions!
Oct 19, 2018
Good things & french kisses
40:51
In Episode 6 of Thick & Thin I reflected on a particularly bad week I had and how I got over it. I also re-read an old blog post and talk about why we accept things that aren't 'good for us'. Among other things ;)
Oct 11, 2018
Growing up & getting hurt
44:44
In today's episode of Thick & Thin I reflect on a recent visit home and all the feelings that arose from processing my past. I touch on some bullying, the times when I'm hard on myself and how I overcome all of the negativity. | Thick & Thin by Katy Bellotte
Oct 04, 2018
The truth about my life in New York
44:03
Episode 4 of Thick & Thin dives into the truth behind my current life in NYC - is it all I imagined it'd be? Do I find myself wondering if I'm 'going backwards' in life? I debunk this as well as answer a bunch of listener questions!
Sep 19, 2018
What was I thinking?!
47:21
Episode 3 of Thick & Thin breaks down the "what was I thinking?!" epidemic, aka dealing with regrets, break-ups + when you look back and wonder why you did those extremely stupid things. I also talk about the ugly crocs I used to wear + a love letter that I wrote to a boy in high school. ~Just girly things~
Sep 07, 2018
Forcing It & Faking It
45:49
In episode two of Thick & Thin I talk about a bad habit I have-- convincing (and forcing) myself that I'm ready for things that I deep-down know that I'm NOT ready for. I force myself to date guys I know that I don't like- just because I feel like it's "about time." I also have a tendency of faking things -- telling guys I had a "great time" when I had by far the worst time ever.. LOL. I even talk about virginity and tell some cute lil stories.
Aug 31, 2018
Life, Love & New York City
47:57
I'm Katy Bellotte and this is my very first podcast episode of Thick & Thin.
Aug 24, 2018