JeNn & EliSa


A podcast about life, literature, and lots of other stuff, hosted by an Introverted Sensor (Si) and an Extraverted Intuitive (Ne). Follow along to hear the podcast and see our recommendations!

Welcome to SiNes of Life

Welcome to this Bit of Life! On this mini-episode, we talk about stress and the ways in which different personality types respond to stress, and we also look at whether or not that’s connected to the way we respond to joy.

Welcome to this Bit of Life! On this mini-episode, we talk about surprises and Elisa will try to convince Jenn that nobody actually likes them.

Welcome to this Bit of Life! On this mini-episode, we talk about sleep and how our sleep style affects our schedules.

Take the Power of When quiz, and also listen to the Entreleadership podcast interview with Shawn Stevenson about changing your sleep habits. (Interview begins around 36:50) All links available at

Welcome to this Bit of Life! On this mini-episode, we talk about birthdays and goal-setting.

Here’s episode 27! On this episode we welcome Becki and Kristie and talk about life as an ISTJ (or whether or not Kristie even is one), and we start to dive into the topic of the Enneagram.

Becki reommended The Greatest Showman movie and soundtrack as well as her favorite drink, the Moscow Mule.

Kristie let us in on the wonderful secret of the TKB Deli and Bakery, off the I-10 in Indio, which will make your trips between Phoenix and Los Angeles much less dreary. Also, for further study on the Enneagram, she recommended the book The Road Back to You by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile.

Elisa wants you to buy glasses through Zenni Optical (especially if you’re a mom or anyone who’s short on time or cash). She thinks you should check out Superstition Meadery if you’re in AZ.

Jenn loves Plum Paper Planners for all your customizable planner needs. Also, as a general connoisseur of cider, she would particularly like to recommend ACE Pear Cider.

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Welcome to episode 26! On this episode we talk about which personalities pair most closely together, and we also discuss humor and why we laugh. Also, some podcasts keep background music going the whole time, but here at SiNes of Life, we prefer the adorable sounds of a SoL newborn. (#sorrynotsorry for the cooing in the background.)

Please don’t waste time on terrible comedians. Instead, watch Jim Gaffigan, Nate Bargatze, John Mulaney, Mike Birbiglia, Ryan Hamilton, Sebastian Maniscalco, imomsohard, and Michael McIntyre.

Also, please don’t waste time on this terrible book.

Elisa wants you to read these Two Monks posts in hopes that you’ll laugh until you cry like she did.

Jenn was converted to a love of pumpkin-y things by this pumpkin cider and she hopes you will be too.

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Welcome to episode 25! Rashida is BACK, Jenn and Elisa have only one query this time (do you open mail right away or let it pile up?), and we have a fascinating conversation with our INTJ friend Rachelle!

We want you to read this article about how IJ’s sometimes act more like Perceivers and IP’s sometimes act more like Judgers. (It’s the article we mentioned when answering this week’s query!)

Rachelle loves the app Trello. According to the website: “Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.”

Elisa wants you to avoid the Maple Pecan Latte from Starbucks. It tastes like liquid taffy. Blech. And she wants you to listen to Arcade Fire’s new song Signs of Life.

Jenn loves the concept of looping — for homeschooling, for housework, for hobbies, for life. Check it out.

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Welcome to episode 24! Our producer is mysteriously missing and we’re going off the rails over here. We’ve got not one but TWO queries this week (whoa), and we waste time complaining about Halloween decorations before getting to our topic at hand, which is “Books and Why We Read Them.” Also, we apologize for the fuzziness coming from Elisa’s microphone. And for the football game that starts playing in the background around 4:30. Technology, people. It’s the real reason we like books.

Welcome to episode 23, where we introduce a new member of our team and chat with special guest Cassie Jones. Cassie is a photographer and an ENFJ, and you simply must go follow her on Instagram and get lost in her photos that are deep and dark and moody and exquisitely pretty!

We’re finally back from a very full summer!! Jenn moved, had a baby, and had a terrifying encounter between her three-year old son and a scorpion, and it seems that’s only the beginning of all her summer tales, while Elisa, by comparison, was simply footloose and fancy free. 🙂 You can catch up with us as we catch up with each other. Welcome to Season 2!

Hi, I'm Elisa. I am a wife and mother and former foster mama and writer and sometime-speaker and friend and daughter and small business co-owner and lover of stories and baker of cookies.

I’m Jenn. I’m married to an awesome guy, and we have three really cute kids. I’ve been called an anglophile. I love books, movies, the piano, and popcorn. And wine. And coffee.


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