Episode 9: Our Bodies, Our Fine A$$ Selves

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In this episode (Part 1 of our 2-Part Season 1 Finale) we’re focusing on our connection to our physical body AKA our fine a$$ selves. 

Our physical bodies are so deeply-tied to our emotional and mental state and it’s something that cannot, and should not, be ignored.  

We start off the discussion looking at issues around weight and body image and our early experiences with self-loathing (gulp.)  From there we talk about how empowering and stabilizing it can be work our physical selves with the goal of feeling strong and healthy rather than with the goal of being “skinny” or “thin” to meet external or societal expectations. 

We extract the feelings of connection and relaxation as the noticeable signs of being in-tune with our bodies and we talk about when we feel, and have felt, the best in our skin. The conversation then turns to diets, fasting and talking about our eating habits. We then get into the practices that help us remain grateful and present in our bodies. 

Erin unpacks some ideas around trauma and overcoming its legacy as it’s stored in the physical body and she then offers some great and simple ways to mitigate its negative effects. 

We finish off the episode with some thoughts on aging and ways to teach kids body autonomy. For all this and more tune in to the Less Alone Podcast! 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Society’s conditioning around weight and its link to self-worth
  • Exercise routines and connecting to the body through athleticism and strength rather than with the goal of being “thin” or “skinny”
  • Times when we feel best in our bodies; connected, relaxed and at peace 
  • Fasting, diets and rephrasing eating as a period of nourishment 
  • Times that we have felt the worst about our bodies; movement, our guts and boundaries.
  • Loving our bodies through the amazing memories attached to it
  • Trauma and the way the body stores and holds onto bad experiences
  • Two exercises to bring us back “into body” through the power of breath and hands at the belly and heart
  • How to teach body autonomy and ownership to kids 
  • The honor of aging, growing older, wiser and less hot
  • This week’s awareness challenge for getting in touch with your body and self!
  • And much more! 

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Episode 8: Chronic Connection

Less Alone A Podcast About Connection. Chronic Connection digital addiction

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Through a chronic digital connection, we can choose to NEVER experience boredom. We can also choose to never be “out of the loop”. Want to be “connected” ALL THE TIME, 24/7/365? Done. 

In this episode we talk about how the internet — and all of our devices — have become the ULTIMATE frenemy. Honey pie, there’s a new BFF in town. 

And, is all this chronic connection good? Bad? A mix?

We talk about smart homes, forming alliances with technology, and how you can show up authentically online. As the middle-aged ladies we are, we also do our fair share of reminiscing about the bygone era where landline telephones, encyclopedias and mix CDs reigned supreme. 

If you love the digital world but kind of hate it too you won’t want to miss this episode!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Updates from Episode 7’s Awareness Nugget about creating the home you want
  • Smart homes, Nest and how much does Alexa really listen to you?
  • Connecting to the digital world through apps and podcasts
  • Faster internet and the race to control digital information
  • What we love and hate in the digital world
  • The new tech of relationships and how we form alliances with technology
  • Is technology a barrier, an enhancement or something in between?
  • Reminiscing about life before smartphones
  • The effect that phones have on social interaction
  • How to do social media “right” and authentically and how fulfilling and rewarding it can be
  • Anna’s experience at the recent Facebook Community Summit in San Francisco, California 
  • Safety, security and kindness in online communities 
  • How to connect through music, mixtapes and online playlists!
  • Awareness Challenge around notifications and intentional attention
  • And much more! 

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Sneak Peek of Episode 8: Chronic Connection

New RELEASE ALERT!!! The sneak peek of Episode 8: Chronic Connection with hosts Amy Moore, Anna Newell Jones and Erin Linehan has *just* been released! Take a listen!

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Episode 7: This Feels Like Home

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Take off your shoes, undo the ol’ bra, sprawl out on the bed, let your guard down, be the most honest version of yourself and fart freely! This episode we’re talking about the connection to home! We share tips for creating a cozy home, decluttering your physical and emotional space and understanding the relationship we have with our environment. We also have a special in-studio guest, Amy’s dog, Dory! This is an episode you don’t want to miss! 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How to step out of cycle (and trick!) of living up to society’s expectations of balancing motherhood and career 
  • How with children (and all relationships!) quality matters more than quantity
  • Revelations around the Inner Critic, how it can steal joy and hold you back
  • Learning to enjoy the process rather than on waiting for a result or conclusion
  • The value of being real, imperfect, and doing it anyway
  • The importance of being direct in communication 
  • Our associations and connections to “home” 
  • Home as an extension of ourselves 
  • Rituals on how we turn houses into homes 
  • Thoughts on clutter and re-gifting
  • How physical decluttering can help with emotional decluttering
  • The emotional connection to material objects 
  • Anna’s super helpful How to be Fearless Minimalist in a Cluttered World Guide
  • A practical call-in laundry tip! 
  • And much more! 

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Sneak Peek of Episode 7: This Feels Like Home

New RELEASE ALERT!!! The Sneak Peek of Episode 7: This Feels Like Home, with hosts Amy Moore, Anna Newell Jones, Erin Linehan, and special guest, Dory! (Amy’s dog!) is NOW LIVE! Take a listen!

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Episode 6: What’s So Wrong With Being Mediocre?

Less Alone: A Podcast About Connection, Episode 6: What's So Wrong With Being Mediocre?

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If you’re an all-or-nothing type, a high-achiever, if you feel like what you do is NEVER enough or if you always give 110% at everything you attempt, (or know someone like this) you’re gonna love this episode! This episode is all about our connection to our internal drive, ambition, and the will to succeed! We discuss “mediocrity” (a big taboo for perfectionists and overachievers.) We talk about how living passionately (and sometimes extremely) is the only way that some of us feel our lives have meaning and worth. We talk about how being driven and productive can be an asset but how, on the flip side, this constant internal drive can also be incredibly exhausting and, at times, detrimental. We look at why some of us feel the need to prove our worth and when ambition stops being a good thing and starts to become a shield, or defense mechanism, to larger issues we may not want to look at. As always, we talk candidly about our own personal experiences and bring the real-ness. Be sure to tune in for this episode!  

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Reader question about how to go from an acquaintance to a friend 
  • How to strike the right balance between being overly-sensitive vs. thick-skinned in potential friendships
  • We talk about last episode’s challenge: giving sincere compliments about non-physical attributes 
  • The impact of our Love Languages 
  • How (sincere) compliments are great connectors and help others open up
  • The advantages of being serious and driven
  • How Brené Brown feels perfectionism is a debilitating defense mechanism
  • How to embrace your intensity and music to “chill” to 
  • How perfectionism can lead to procrastination  
  • Seven questions to find out if you’re a perfectionist or an over functioner
  • Transitioning from the first to the second mountain: from self-oriented to other-orientated. 
  • How our society focuses on the self rather than on community
  • Be obsessed or be average: all-in kind of people
  • The societal pressure and internal conflict around being a working mom
  • And much more! 

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Outlier Podcast Festival Pitch Contest Win!

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July was a big and exciting month for us! In addition to creating lots of fun podcast episodes about connection we had a chance to pitch our podcast during Denver’s very 1st podcast festival!

The podcast festival was a 2-day event held at the Savoy ballroom in Denver’s Curtis Park neighborhood. The podcast festival was hosted by Outlier HQ and House of Pod (where we learned all about podcasting from fine tuning our idea to the production and distribution of our podcast).

We had 3 minutes to do our pitch (to a live audience and panel of judges!) and then there was a 2 minute portion of questions!

It was a whirlwind of a lot happening in a short amount of time! Though we had a bunch of nerves we brought the energy and it all ended up coming together! We did great and ended up winning the podcast pitch contest!!

WE COULDN’T BELIEVE IT and we are still so, SO beyond excited!

We learned a ton about podcasting and are thrilled that we got to be a part of the event!

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