Platinum Perspective

Megan & Sarah

The Platinum Perspective is all about beauty, travel, luxury, psychology, and more! Dr. Megan and Sarah are two best friends who put in the work and do the research so you don't have to.

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Galentine's Day: Celebrating Sisterhood on Platinum Perspective đź’–
Jan 30 2024
Galentine's Day: Celebrating Sisterhood on Platinum Perspective đź’–
Join the dynamic duo, Sarah and Megan, on a special Galentine's Day edition of "Platinum Perspective" where they dive into the heartwarming realm of female friendships and the unique bonds that women share. With their trademark blend of beauty insights and psychological expertise, this episode is not just informative but a celebration of the incredible connections that make life beautiful.Megan kicks off the episode by introducing the theme of Galentine's Day, a day dedicated to honoring the fabulous women in our lives. With contagious enthusiasm, she highlights the significance of celebrating female friendships and the joyous spirit of Galentine's Day inspired by the TV show "Parks and Recreation."The heart of the episode lies in the insightful conversation between Sarah and Megan about the psychological importance of female friendships. Megan, as the resident psychological expert, elaborates on the emotional support, understanding, and unique bonds that women share, emphasizing the positive impact on mental health.The duo explores the contrasting perspectives on the quantity versus quality of friendships, referencing the Dunbar number and shedding light on the mental health implications of both having many friends and having a few close friends.Sarah takes the spotlight, sharing her approach to making friends and asking Megan for her clinical insights on helping individuals build social connections, touching on skills like active listening, effective communication, and friendship-building.The hosts then discuss ways to celebrate Galentine's Day, from spa days to simple gestures that express appreciation. Sarah and Megan share their own plans for celebrating the day, adding a personal touch to the episode.Tune in to Platinum Perspective 💖 for a delightful blend of laughter, insights, and a celebration of the amazing women who make life beautiful. Don't forget to rate, like, and subscribe as the dynamic duo continues to unravel the fascinating intersection of beauty and psychology in each weekly episode. Happy Galentine's Day, everyone! 💖🎙️#GalentinesDayJoy #PlatinumPerspective #FemmeFriendships #SisterhoodCelebration #BeautyAndBonds #GalPalsUnite #HeartfeltHarmony #PlatinumPodcast #FemaleFriendshipGoals #CelebratingConnection #SoulSisters #RadiantRelations #PlatinumPalooza #GalentineGems #EmpowerHerBeauty #GalPalsForever #FriendshipFiesta #BeautyAndPsychology #PlatinumConnection #GalentinesDayDelight #FierceFriendships #SisterlyLove #PlatinumPodcaster #GalentineMagic #FriendshipAffair #PlatinumPerspectiveSpecial #SassySisters #BeautyInBonds #GalPalsJoy #PlatinumCelebrationPlease rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Sephora Kids Controversy: Beauty, Childhood, and the Price of Perception
Jan 23 2024
Sephora Kids Controversy: Beauty, Childhood, and the Price of Perception
Welcome to Platinum Perspective, where beauty and psychology collide! Join Sarah and Megan as they unravel the Sephora Kids controversy, discussing the extensive skincare routines, makeup mania, and the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood. From rapid-fire questions on age-appropriate beauty to exploring the concerns of permissive parenting, social media influence, and the beauty industry's role, this episode delves into the complexities surrounding kids and cosmetics.Discover firsthand experiences, the good and the bad, as Sarah shares stories from Ulta and Sephora, challenging the narrative and highlighting the desire for early self-care. Dr. Megan provides a psychologist's perspective on issues like permissive parenting, screen time, and the impact of beauty industry marketing on young minds.Learn how to navigate if your child is caught in this trend, with insights from Dr. Gabor Mate's "Hold On To Your Kids." Uncover the appropriate products for children's skincare and the psychological consequences of early focus on appearance.  In the end,  Megan leaves you with essential takeaways, emphasizing the importance of parenting, delaying social media exposure, and promoting responsible self-care education. Don't miss this thought-provoking episode that goes beyond the surface of Sephora Kids, exploring the intricate balance between beauty, childhood, and parental guidance. Subscribe for more Platinum Perspective on beauty, psychology, and life's intersections!Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
SAD: Winter Blues Got you Down?
Jan 16 2024
SAD: Winter Blues Got you Down?
Dive into a seasonally charged episode of The Platinum Perspective Show with hosts Sarah and Dr. Megan as they explore the complexities of winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Join us on this informative journey where Sarah fires off rapid-fire questions about SAD and Megan sheds light on the psychological nuances of the winter blues. Discover the differences, the prevalence, and the impactful statistics that shape the seasonal mood changes affecting millions.Key Topics CoveredUnveiling the Symptoms: Sarah quizzes Dr. Megan on the similarities and differences between SAD and Depression.Geographical Impact: Explore why certain locations are more prone to SAD due to sunlight access.Recognizing Winter Blues: Understand the easy ways to distinguish the milder winter blues from more severe SAD.Megan's Expert Insights: Dr. Megan shares valuable insights into what contributes to the winter blues and SAD, including reduced sunlight, hormonal changes, and the psychological impact of the season.Combat Strategies: The duo offers practical tips to combat the winter blues, from prioritizing sleep and exercise to embracing light therapy and maintaining a healthy diet. Learn the importance of socializing, mindfulness, and seeking professional support when needed.Takeaways: Sarah wraps up the episode with key takeaways, emphasizing the significance of recognizing signs, prioritizing self-care, and seeking help if winter blues become overwhelming.Tune in for laughter, wisdom, and the Platinum Perspective on navigating the winter season with resilience and self-love. Don't forget to subscribe, like, and share your thoughts in the comments! #PlatinumPerspective #WinterWellness #SADawareness #MentalHealthMatters #SeasonalBlues #NavigatingChange #SelfCareJourney #MindBodyMagic #SubscribeForWisdom #ThePlatinumTakeaway #HealthandHappinessPlease rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Frosty Glow: Winter Foundation Tutorial
Jan 9 2024
Frosty Glow: Winter Foundation Tutorial
Welcome to another episode of Platinum Perspective - the show where beauty meets psychology! Join your favorite co-hosts, Sarah and Megan, as we dive into the world of winter foundation and skincare.Episode HighlightsSarah and Megan go foundation-free to demonstrate winter skincare essentials for that perfect glowy foundation.Discover why switching your foundation in winter is crucial for combating dry, harsh weather conditions.Megan's rapid-fire Q&A session covers everything from seasonal foundation changes to current favorites.Featured ProductsLIRA Tinted SPF PrimerROSE INC Softlight Skin-Smoothing Hydrating Foundation & ConcealerKosas Cloud Set Baked Setting PowderSarah's in-depth tutorial takes you through each step, from SPF primer to the final touch of bronzer or highlighter.What You'll LearnThe importance of adapting your foundation routine for winter.Tips for choosing and applying hydrating foundations and concealers.Why a creamy setting powder can be a game-changer.The everlasting importance of SPF, regardless of the season.Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Perfectionism: Do we have to be perfect?
Jan 2 2024
Perfectionism: Do we have to be perfect?
In the latest episode of the Platinum Perspective Podcast, Sarah  and Dr. Megan engage in a candid exploration of perfectionism—a trait they both identify with. The conversation kicks off with a rapid-fire round of questions, delving into the origins of perfectionism, its impact on personal growth, prevalence, and signs to look for. This sets the stage for a nuanced discussion on the multifaceted nature of perfectionism.Megan, drawing from her clinical practice, defines perfectionism as a relentless pursuit of flawlessness, outlining its three dimensions—self-oriented, socially prescribed, and other-oriented. The duo examines the profound effects of perfectionism on mental health, linking it to various disorders. Moving into personal territory, Sarah and Megan share their own experiences with perfectionism, with Megan offering insights on her journey from a perfectionist to a proponent of radical acceptance.The episode concludes with practical takeaways, encouraging listeners to acknowledge the universality of perfectionism, appreciate its paradoxical impact on success and well-being, and embrace the concept of radical acceptance. Sarah and Megan leave their audience with a compelling homework assignment: intentionally engage in "B work" in one aspect of life, challenging the perfectionistic mindset and discovering the peace that accompanies embracing imperfection.Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Dr. Megan’s Maui Vacation Post Fire, and an Island Hop to Aulani
Dec 5 2023
Dr. Megan’s Maui Vacation Post Fire, and an Island Hop to Aulani
Welcome to the Platinum Perspective Podcast, where Megan takes us on an unforgettable journey blending Thanksgiving celebrations and her 40th birthday in the tropical haven of Hawaii. In this episode, Sarah engages in a rapid-fire round, quizzing Megan on her Hawaiian adventure, from West Maui explorations to the comparison between Maui and Aulani/Oahu. The highlight emerges as Megan recounts her stay at Hilton's Grand Wailea in South Maui and the subsequent island hop to Aulani in Ko Olina, Oahu.The episode delves into the post-fire atmosphere in South Maui, emphasizing the area's resilience and unchanged charm. Megan shares insights into Grand Wailea's highlights, recounting water sports, family scuba adventures, and memorable dinners at elite resorts over Thanksgiving.Megan also journeyed with her family up to west Maui, and got a view of the devastation from the Maui fires. She described what she observed, and the resilience and strength she noticed in the people she encountered while up there. She encouraged everyone to go visit and support the community as it recovers.The focus then shifts to Aulani, where Megan paints a vivid picture of the Disney-meets-Hawaii magic, from festive decor to character encounters. However, she candidly discusses the downsides, such as the loss of some Hawaii charm, crowded spaces, and disappointing food experiences.As the podcast concludes, Megan directs listeners to Disney Fast Forward for more content, showcasing videos of their Hawaiian adventures. She leaves the audience with three key takeaways: Maui is worth a visit, West Maui is bouncing back, and Aulani is a fun Disney experience best enjoyed in moderation—around 3-4 days. Join Platinum Perspective on this enriching journey through luxury travel and unique experiences that redefine perspectives on podcasting. Subscribe now to elevate your travel aspirations with Platinum Perspective Podcast!Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Mindfulness Around the Holidays
Nov 28 2023
Mindfulness Around the Holidays
In this episode of Platinum Perspective, Megan introduces the timely topic of mindfulness around the holidays. With the holiday season approaching, the discussion centers on the significance of mindfulness and how it can help individuals navigate the festive yet often stressful time of year. Mindfulness is described as the practice of being fully present in the moment without judgment, allowing us to pay attention to our thoughts, feelings, and surroundings with curiosity and compassion. This approach proves particularly valuable during the holidays when activities like gift shopping, parties, and family gatherings can easily lead to stress and overwhelm. Mindfulness equips us with the tools to savor each moment, even the chaotic ones, and reduce stress levels.The episode explores the importance of mindfulness during the holiday season. Firstly, it helps individuals stay grounded in the present moment, enabling them to truly enjoy the experiences they have amidst the holiday hustle and bustle. Secondly, mindfulness reduces stress by providing techniques like deep breathing and meditation that help lower anxiety levels, making it easier to cope with holiday-related pressures. Thirdly, mindfulness enhances relationships by promoting mindful listening and compassionate communication during family and friend gatherings. Setting intentions is also highlighted as a way to regain control and create a mindful framework for these interactions.The episode concludes with practical tips and techniques for practicing mindfulness during the holidays, such as starting the day mindfully, embracing gratitude, and disconnecting from technology to reconnect with loved ones. The hosts break down mindfulness into three simple steps: observe, describe, and participate, offering a structured approach for anyone to try out. Finally, it's emphasized that it's perfectly okay to set boundaries and prioritize self-care during the holidays, ensuring that mindfulness becomes a gift to oneself and others, leading to a more joyful and peaceful holiday experience.Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Orlando Theme Park Magic Plus a Side of COVID: A Trip Recap
Nov 14 2023
Orlando Theme Park Magic Plus a Side of COVID: A Trip Recap
In this captivating episode of 'Platinum Perspective,' host Dr. Megan shares with co-host Sarah the enchanting details of her recent trip to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, alongside her eldest daughter. The highlight of their adventure was the magical dessert party at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, an experience filled with delightful treats and whimsical Halloween-themed Disney charm. Megan describes their days spent hopping between the magical realms of Disney World's parks, immersing themselves in the vibrant and diverse attractions each park offers.The journey then takes an exciting turn to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, where Megan and her daughter explore the spellbinding world of Harry Potter, transitioning seamlessly from one magical experience to another. The narrative is rich with descriptions of the thrilling rides, captivating shows, and the immersive Harry Potter experience.However, the trip wasn't without its challenges. Megan shares a candid account of the unexpected turn when she contracted COVID towards the end of their holiday. This development led to an extended stay in Orlando as they waited for Megan to test negative before safely flying home. She discusses how they navigated this situation, turning a potential low point into a lesson in adaptability and positivity.Throughout the episode, Megan offers valuable insights and tips for planning a similar trip, making this episode not just an entertaining story but also a resource for listeners planning their Disney and Universal adventures. Sarah's thoughtful questions bring out the depth of the experience, making it a heartfelt and informative session that captures the essence of a memorable mother-daughter trip, despite its ups and downs.Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Glow Up: Mastering Bronzer and Highlighter Application
Nov 7 2023
Glow Up: Mastering Bronzer and Highlighter Application
In this episode Sarah and Dr. Megan are diving into the world of makeup and Sarah is doing her first makeup tutorial on Platinum Prescriptive!The duo are getting into how to use bronzer, luminizer, highlighter and illuminators. Specifically, they share how to use the new Hourglass Ambient Light Palette. Hourglass releases  special edition palettes every holiday season, this year they were especially gorgeous. Featuring designing with golds and rose golds, with a jellyfish, Snake, Owl, or Leopard with a customization aspect.  In this  limited-edition palette including one new Ambient Lighting shade to create your perfect light, featuring packaging by artist Katie Scott. This palette includes five bestselling shades—one finishing powder, two blushes, one bronzer, and one highlighter—along with one brand-new shade of blush to diffuse, enhance, and add glow to the complexion. Hourglass will donate five percent of annual profits from this collection to the Nonhuman Rights Project.Lluminizer gives structure to the face, it helps light reflect on elevated areas of your face like the bridge of your nose, cheekbones and the center of your eyelids. Can come in liquid in pump form, or with a doe foot or pressed or loose powder. Highlighters are used on the highest points of the face and areas you want to pop and stand out more, like the corner of your eye. Comes in cream, powder and liquid (often the words are interchangeable and depends on what the brand prefers).Illuminators are to add an overall luminous glow to your face that is a bit more natural and subtle. This product comes in a primer form often to add glow all over the face before foundation application. Also, cream and powder. Luminizers and highlighters will sharpen your look, illuminators will give a blurred overall glow. All are like a magic wand that adds radiance to your complexion. Bronzer is your secret weapon for adding warmth and dimension to your face. It's like a mini vacation in a compact.  For bronzer, you want a shade that's about two shades darker than your skin tone. The Hourglass palette we're using today has a perfect bronzer shade! Using a fluffy brush, like this one, dip it into the bronzer, tap off the excess, and apply it where the sun naturally hits your face - your forehead, cheekbones, and a light dusting on your jawline and neck. Shape of a 3!  It's all about creating that sun-kissed glow. While foundation is a beautiful product, it takes the color out of where we want to have color, so bronzer puts that back in!Buy the palette here! https://www.ulta.com/p/ambient-lighting-edit-unlocked-palette-pimprod2040658?sku=2614678Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Exploring Britney Spears’ Journey: “The Woman In Me” Book Review
Oct 31 2023
Exploring Britney Spears’ Journey: “The Woman In Me” Book Review
In this intriguing episode of Platinum Perspective, hosts Megan and Sarah dive deep into the world of Britney Spears and her recent memoir. As relatively new friends, Megan discovers Sarah's unwavering fandom for Britney, leading to a passionate discussion about Britney's impact on their lives, with Megan sharing her personal experiences attending five of Britney's concerts. They recount their favorite memories, from iconic concerts to dressing like their beloved pop star, and reflect on how Britney's music has been a soundtrack to pivotal moments in their lives.The episode takes an insightful turn as Megan, a psychologist, analyzes Britney Spears' memoir through the lens of risk and resilience. They explore the risk factors Britney encountered throughout her life, including early fame, media scrutiny, and her controversial conservatorship. Megan delves into the protective factors, coping strategies, adaptability, and personality traits that may have enabled Britney to navigate these challenges and maintain a positive outlook.Sarah, equally passionate about the topic, highlights the pervasive misogyny Britney faced throughout her career, the distortion of her image as a young pop sensation, and the invasive scrutiny of her personal life by the media. The hosts discuss Britney's resilience in the face of adversity, her challenging family dynamics, relationships with men like Justin Timberlake and Kevin Federline, and her enduring love for music and dance. The conversation also touches on the controversial conservatorship and the legality surrounding it, offering insights into the ethical implications and potential consequences of Britney's father's actions.This episode provides a thought-provoking examination of Britney Spears' life, the themes in her memoir, and the broader issues of mental health and celebrity culture, leaving listeners with a deep understanding of her resilience and the challenges she has faced.Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Sustainability Unleashed: An Interview with Anisha Gupta, Founder of Bluebird
Oct 24 2023
Sustainability Unleashed: An Interview with Anisha Gupta, Founder of Bluebird
Sarah and Dr. Megan are joined by Anisha Gupta!  Anisha is a cofounder at Bluebird, a climate tech startup founded in early 2021 with a software platform that provides actionable tools to enable consumer brands to develop lower waste and carbon products from the start of their product development process, make reductions, and communicate their efforts transparently.  They are in business to decarbonize the consumer products industry.Bluebird currently works with wellness & beauty brands like Versed, Rhode, Glossier, Beautycounter, and Ritual. Prior to founding Bluebird, Anisha held product development and supply chain roles at consumer brands of all sizes. Through this work, she was able to see firsthand the cost and complexity involved in building sustainable products, inspiring the inception of Bluebird to solve this need.  She was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2022 list in the Social Impact category, what an incredible honor!Bluebird recently had an exclusive featured in Fast Company last week regarding their newest partnership with Pact Collective - link to the official press release below!Press Release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sustainable-packaging-disruptors-bluebird-and-pact-collective-partner-to-drive-the-beauty-industry-toward-circularity-301936672.htmlFast Co. Exclusive: https://www.fastcompany.com/90952958/the-beauty-industry-is-a-mega-polluter-this-innovative-solution-could-change-that Bluebird Climate: https://www.bluebirdclimate.com/Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Empowering Your Wellness Journey with Erica Stenz: The WeShred Approach
Oct 17 2023
Empowering Your Wellness Journey with Erica Stenz: The WeShred Approach
In this episode of Platinum Perspective Sarah and Dr. Megan chatted with Erica Stenz! Erica is a renowned global fitness, wellness & health expert with over 13+ years of experience in corporate leadership, business, marketing, social media influencing, training, and nutrition consulting. She has worked with top fitness brands as an investing member at Barry’s Northern California!Erica is a well-known speaker for the top Fortune 500 companies and she wrote the Warrior Woman workbook, which became the 3rd best seller at Book Inc, SF. She is also the Founder & CEO of WeShred the Wellness Collective, which provides “nutrition therapy” with a holistic approach to well-being and genuine accountability with 1:1 coaching calls to build structure, and healthier habits, with group support and break through limiting beliefs.The “We” in WESHRED is for community, and the “Shred” represents taking action, breaking bad habits, onboarding strength, and shifting what YOU feel is important. With daily nutrition and fitness guidance from Erica, and a community committed to a month together, small changes can  be made which produce long-lasting results.”Erica makes a genuine impact with the purest intentions to help people build self-confidence while deepening relationships with others toward a better mindfulness community! Tune in for a dose of positivity and wellness encouragement! Check out Erica and We Shred: https://www.ericastenz.com/Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
How to Spot the Narcissist in Your Life with Dr Megan
Oct 10 2023
How to Spot the Narcissist in Your Life with Dr Megan
In Platinum Perspective's Podcast Episode 27, titled "How to Spot the Narcissist in Your Life with Dr. Megan," the hosts Sarah and Megan delve into the world of narcissism with Dr. Megan, a Clinical Psychologist specializing in personality disorders. They define narcissism as a personality trait characterized by excessive self-love, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy, highlighting its spectrum from healthy narcissism to Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Dr. Megan explains the diagnostic criteria for NPD, emphasizing traits such as inflated self-esteem, a craving for admiration, exploitative relationships, and a lack of empathy.The episode explores the origins of narcissism, touching on genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. It also discusses gender differences in narcissism and their relation to societal norms and expectations. Dr. Megan sheds light on Cluster B personality disorders, including NPD, and delineates their key features.The hosts wrap up the episode by discussing subtypes of narcissism, practical strategies for recognizing and handling narcissistic tendencies, therapy options, and the impact of social media on narcissism. They also touch on famous individuals with narcissistic traits and provide insight into self-reflection for those who may suspect narcissistic tendencies in themselves. This episode offers a comprehensive understanding of narcissism and valuable guidance for navigating relationships with narcissistic individuals.Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Retail Misadventures: Sarah and Dr. Megan Gossip Time
Oct 3 2023
Retail Misadventures: Sarah and Dr. Megan Gossip Time
In this episode of the Platinum Perspective Podcast, Megan and Sarah dive into the world of retail adventures and share their best shopping experiences and blunders. From working at Nordstrom to funny theft stories and even a first-hand "Pretty Woman" experience, they discuss their unique encounters in the retail world.The hosts also reveal their top shopping destinations for both clothes and customer experience, with Sarah favoring Revolve and Nordstrom, while Megan leans towards Lilly Pulitzer and Neiman Marcus. They also touch upon their worst retail experiences, from strict return policies to dealing with luxury car companies.The podcast explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on retail trends, including the growth of online shopping and contactless payments. Megan and Sarah also delve into the psychology of shopping, discussing how retailers use strategies like anchoring and bundling to influence consumer decisions. Practical takeaways from the episode include going in with a plan, researching ahead of time, and always checking return policies.Overall, this episode offers a lively and informative discussion on the world of retail, sharing personal anecdotes, shopping tips, and insights into the evolving landscape of shopping experiences.Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Psych 101 with Dr. Megan
Sep 26 2023
Psych 101 with Dr. Megan
In this captivating episode of "Platinum Perspective," co-hosts Sarah and Dr. Megan delve into the intricate world of psychology, offering listeners an enlightening journey through various facets of the field. Dr. Megan, a seasoned Clinical Psychologist, shares her expertise and experiences, making complex psychological concepts accessible to all. The episode commences with a rapid-fire round of thought-provoking questions for Dr. Megan, providing a glimpse into her academic journey and therapeutic insights.The hosts and Dr. Megan navigate the fundamentals of psychology, highlighting its significance in comprehending human behavior and emotions. They clarify the distinctions between psychology and psychiatry, emphasizing psychology's wide-ranging relevance in our lives. The episode also scrutinizes the enigmatic figure of Sigmund Freud, unraveling his theories and Dr. Megan's contrasting perspective rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).Practical advice and knowledge abound as the discussion touches upon seeking mental health support from professionals, the subtle thoughts psychologists harbor during sessions, and the critical role of sleep in mental well-being. The episode further explores the profound impact of technology and social media on the younger generation's mental health, offering valuable insights into the complexities of modern life. It culminates with a reflection on the keys to lasting happiness and life satisfaction, underlining the importance of mindfulness techniques and the recognition of cognitive biases in decision-making processes. "Platinum Perspective" delivers an engaging and educational episode, inviting listeners to explore psychology's multifaceted world, dispel myths, and embark on a journey towards self-improvement and mental wellness.Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Glamour and Disney with Beauty Queen Shannon Ford
Sep 19 2023
Glamour and Disney with Beauty Queen Shannon Ford
In this episode of Platinum Perspective, hosts Megan and Sarah welcome Shannon Ford, an accomplished pageant queen and a Disney travel expert. Shannon's impressive pageant journey includes winning prestigious titles like Miss Florida USA 2002, Mrs. United States 2011, Mrs. Florida America 2019, and Mrs. Universe 2021. Beyond her pageantry accolades, Shannon is a passionate traveler, particularly well-versed in all things Disney. Megan shares her personal connection with Shannon's channels, explaining how they served as a source of inspiration and comfort during the pandemic and even led her to join the Disney Vacation Club (DVC).The episode delves into Shannon's extensive background, from her early involvement in pageants to her transition into the beauty and travel industry. Shannon shares her experiences and the journey that led her to create engaging and informative content on her YouTube channels, including @ShannonFord,, @Shannonlovesmakeup, and her DVC Newscast. They discuss her favorite makeup brands, beauty tips, and even the recent release of the Hourglass Ambient Light Animal Palettes, highlighting their unique philanthropic aspect.The conversation seamlessly transitions into Shannon's Disney expertise, where she shares her adventures and insights, particularly her travel experiences on her channel, @shannonford. They explore various aspects of Disney and Universal Studios, providing valuable tips for enhancing trips. Additionally, Shannon shares her perspective on Disney makeup collaborations and offers advice on building a successful career based on one's passions, emphasizing that it's never too late to start pursuing your dreams. This episode inspires listeners to embrace their passions and explore the world of beauty, travel, and Disney with enthusiasm and expertise.Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Decoding Beauty: Shopping Clean at Sephora vs. Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty
Sep 12 2023
Decoding Beauty: Shopping Clean at Sephora vs. Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty
In this episode Sarah & Dr. Megan dive deep into the world of clean and conscious beauty shopping at two retail giants, Sephora and Ulta Beauty. The episode explores the evolving beauty industry, the importance of informed makeup choices, and the programs implemented by these retailers to simplify the process of finding less toxic and more eco-friendly products.Sarah highlights the rapid changes in the beauty industry, with cleaner and eco-friendly brands emerging and established ones reformulating their products. She emphasizes the concept of "progress, not perfection" and promises to provide her Platinum Perspective on shopping for clean and conscious makeup at Sephora and Ulta.The duo delve into the distinctions between Ulta Beauty and Sephora, emphasizing factors such as brand prestige, employee expertise, and pricing, providing listeners with a clear understanding of each retailer's unique strengths.They explore "Conscious Beauty" at Ulta, introduced in 2020, which focuses on clean ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainable packaging, as well as brands that contribute positively to communities and the planet. Sarah highlights brands that align with these criteria and those that fall short, urging consumers to make informed choices.Sarah then explains "Clean at Sephora," emphasizing the absence of specific ingredients rather than natural, vegan, or cruelty-free attributes. She touches on issues like talc in products and brand ownership, providing valuable insights into Sephora's clean beauty program.The hosts discuss brands that bridge the gap between clean and conscious beauty, citing examples like ILIA Beauty and RMS Beauty, which prioritize both clean formulas and sustainability.They stress the importance of consumer knowledge, especially in an industry with varying definitions of "clean." They caution against fear-mongering and advocate for informed choices and support for brands that align with personal values.Sarah offers shopping recommendations tailored to different priorities, from beginners looking to swap products to those with specific health concerns, and finally, those seeking the cleanest options.They express their love for the EWG Healthy Living App for evaluating product safety and share their top makeup product recommendations, including Thrive mascara, RMS Luminizer, and their top way to shop for clean beauty, through Ulta Beauty’s Conscious program. The episode empowers listeners to make informed, conscious choices while enjoying the world of beautyShop Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty: https://www.ulta.com/discover/conscious-beautyPlease rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Worry Warriors: Conquering Anxiety with Dr. Rosie Hunter from Test Wolf
Sep 5 2023
Worry Warriors: Conquering Anxiety with Dr. Rosie Hunter from Test Wolf
In this episode of Platinum Perspective Podcast, hosts Dr. Megan and Sarah dive into the intricate worry, accompanied by esteemed anxiety expert Dr. Rosie Hunter, founder of Test Wolf. The episode commences with a quick-fire round, unraveling the essence of worry and its universal presence.Dr. Rosie Hunter skillfully differentiates between productive and unproductive worry, highlighting the value of problem-solving in the former and the escalation of anxiety without resolution in the latter. She offers insights into recognizing signs of unproductive worry, including catastrophizing and repetitive thinking, while also shedding light on managing it through mindfulness and actionable strategies.The conversation takes a poignant turn as the hosts discuss handling morbid worries, specifically addressing concerns about mass shootings using cognitive behavioral approaches. Dr. Rosie introduces practical techniques, such as decision trees, to rationalize such worries. The episode culminates with invaluable advice on managing anxiety, practicing self-compassion, and fostering a support network, along with insights into Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and cognitive distortions in worry.Please rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective
Empowering eco-wellness with Leah Segedie from Mamavation
Aug 29 2023
Empowering eco-wellness with Leah Segedie from Mamavation
Dr. Megan & Sarah are thrilled to welcome Leah Segedie from Mamavation! The trio talks all about PFAs, green progression, and how to make better educated, non-toxic, choices for your family. Leah helps women make safer consumer choices for their families. She’s a consumer watchdog, author, activist, community organizer, & strategist. She also wrote Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier (All Without Driving Your Family Crazy!) to democratize scientific findings and help families make safer & greener product choices.Content from Mamavation reaches millions of American women annually and helps them avoid the pitfalls of hormone-disrupting chemicals inside everyday products through the investigations of every aisle of a retail store. But inside the Mamavation community, Leah brings excitement & humor to serious topics which makes them easier to remember and digest. Fans automatically become more knowledgeable about marketing tricks and toxic pitfalls.Leah is also a very passionate consumer health activist. She organized over 650 social media influencer activists when California, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado attempted to label GMOs through the ballot box. After such an incredible feat she realized that this group needed an annual conference to connect & network with like-minded folks. That’s when she founded ShiftCon Social Media Conference as an annual blogger conference that focuses on how health is impacted by food and everyday products. Today ShiftCon is managed by green influencer Ari Adams and Leah sits on the board.Leah also works behind the scenes as a social media strategist helping agencies, brands, NGOs, policymakers, business developers, and other partners succeed with a range of techniques and tools online, including access to her network of 10,000+ bloggers.Leah has been recognized for several feats in her professional and personal life such as being named “Mom of the Year” by Shape Magazine, being named the 4th most Influential Mom Blogger by Cision Media, Top 10 Woman Changing School Nutrition, compared to Lady Gaga for her unique social media tactics in The Huffington Post, and Favorite Weight Loss Blog by Fitness Magazine.  Her story, communities and work have also been featured in the following publications: CNN, ABC, NBC, The O’Reiley factor, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Talk, Yahoo, Ladies Home Journal, Fitness Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Shape Magazine, EcoWatch, The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Women’s Day, Fitness RX, International Business Times, Babble, etc.Join Mamavation here: https://www.mamavation.comPlease rate, like, subscribe, and share this podcast with your friends!Checkout the Platinum Perspective YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlatinumPerspectiveShow Follow Platinum Perspective on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/platinumperspectivepodcastEmail feedback to: feedback@platinumperspective.showWe use Riverside FM to record crystal clear audio for our episodes. Check them out: https://www.riverside.fm/?via=platinum-perspective