Ep. 11: To Complain or Not Complain

Josh and Shelby chat with author Mary Carlomagno about why she challenged herself to not complain for 30 days and how it changed her life. Then a reader complaint spurs a lively conversation about societal tendencies that may hold back women.


  • Mary Carlomagno gives up complaining for a month and lives to tell the tale. Hear how her challenge opened space in her life for positive interactions.
  • We’re surrounded by complainers. Carlomagno says the biggest challenge was retraining her brain to either react positively or not react at all.
  • Plus, listen in to hear how Josh reads through a reader complaint and how Shelby deals with “mommy guilt” in the workplace.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“In the best-case scenario, that’s what Facebook and social media can be. It can be the positive change that keeps going instead of being a vehicle for people to vent or get upset…. I certainly learned through this [challenge].”

—Mary Carlomagno

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