Less Alone - A Podcast About Connection. In a world where we're more in touch than ever but meaningful connections are lacking, 3 friends, Amy Moore, Anna Newell Jones and Erin Linehan, have taken their coffee shop chats to the podcast studio.They explore connection and showing up as your true self.
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We are hard at work getting ready for Season 2! (woot woot!) and we are SO PUMPED to tell you about THIS NEW THING! If you like what we’re doing and want to support the show there’s now a BRAND NEW way that you can help us out so we can keep making episodes!
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You get cool stuff we get to keep making episodes! Win-win!
We chose items that WE ACTUALLY want to wear and use so hopefully you love these items as much as we do! I (Anna) am going to be getting the zip-up hoodie, the sticker and a hat to start! I know Amy and Erin are both going to get the cozy pullover hoodie! What stuff do you like?!
Thank you for supporting the show and for all the love you show us! It means so much and really is so encouraging to hear and feel the good vibes from you! xo, Amy, Anna, and Erin!
P.s. It’s also a perfect time to stock up on gifts for your loved ones! 😏
We can’t believe it but we’ve come to the end of Season 1! This is the Season Finale episode of the Less Alone podcast!
In this episode we continue our conversation about our connection to ourselves. Now, we’re discussing our connection with our “higher” selves.
Through the work we’ve done on ourselves, we’ve been taken to a place of wanting, and being able to, show up as our authentic selves in the world. We’ve gone from looking outside of ourselves for validation and worth to a place where we’re more comfortable than even in who we truly are.
We talk about how our spiritual lives and connection to spirituality has changed over the course of our lives. We also get into the ways in which we can begin to find our true selves and connect with this person, and we share the role that meditation, yoga and self-help books have played in helping us to become the best version of ourselves.
And, if you thought that self-love is just another trendy word, think again. It is so important to understand that we cannot love anybody else if we do not love ourselves. Our relationship with ourselves is the foundation of all other connections we have, so we better we sure to nurture it! It’s time friend yourself!
Key Points From This Episode:
Feedback on our experiences doing the hand-to-heart, hand-to-belly awareness nugget.
The butterfly hug as a great self-soothing technique.
Our upcoming live episode in Denver at the House of Pod!
Erin’s connection to self in the form of being grounded and connected to her higher power.
Anna’s journey of connecting with her spirituality rather than with a religion.
Asking yourself what your priorities are when you are your best self.
Some of the things we have done to grow in our connection to ourselves.
Erin on meeting her healing touch mentor and deciding to train in it herself.
The importance of open-mindedness and paying attention to the things that you are drawn to.
The powerful moment when people understand self-love and self-compassion.
How do we get to that point of being able to show up as our authentic selves?
Developing yourself to the point of not caring as much what people think of you.
How when we’re young we’re willing to change ourselves to what we think others will like.
Being vulnerable only with people who have earned it.
The power of sharing secrets and the “beautiful mess” effect.
Developing a personal philosophy by asking yourself these four questions…
An overview of what has stood out for each of us in Season 1.
New RELEASE ALERT!!! The sneak peek of Episode 10: The Most Complicated Connection of All – How I Learned to “Friend” Myself, with hosts Amy Moore, Anna Newell Jones and Erin Linehan is LIVE! Take a listen!
P.s. The full episode along with the Show Notes and Transcript will be released next Wednesday!
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!
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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