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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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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Episode 5: What’s Up With Women?

Less Alone: A Podcast About Connection What's Up With Women?

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This episode is about women and their relationships with each other! It’s got a lot of laughter while still serving up lots of helpful wisdom nuggets. We reflect on what it means for someone to “stand in their own truth”, how insecurity is often the root of cattiness, how feeling secure in oneself leads to celebrating, supporting and lifting other women up. We talk about “sisterhood”, the #MeToo movement, and so much more!

Key Points From This Episode:

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  • Reflecting on being in awe of people who “stand in their own truth”
  • The feeling you get when you’re in the presence of someone with an energetic radiance 
  • Contemplating the heaviness around the previous episode’s topic of toxic relationships
  • Being on the outside: when you don’t have friendships with women
  • Insecurity tripping up women who are able to “stand in their power”
  • Getting judgmental about aspects in other women that we ourselves have
  • A few key points from the book, You’re the Only One I Can Tell
  • How much money it take for you to ditch your best friend?
  • Why we think the #MeToo movement has positively affected female relationships
  • The connection between coming out about being sexually assaulted and shedding shame
  • The experience of being in, or not being in, a clique
  • How to lift up other women
  • An awesome snippet from Abby Wambach’s book, Wolfpack
  • And much more! 

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Episode 4: How to be a Terrible Friend

How to be a Terrible Friend

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Welcome back to the Less Alone Podcast! We start off with our experiences from the listening challenge then we talk about what it means to be a terrible friend. Last week we talked about how to be a good friend, so today we are flipping the switch to really dig deep and find out what qualifies as being a bad friend. In our conversation, we define one-sided relationships, we look at what causes people to get into unhealthy relationship cycles, and how EMDR can be used to get to the root of your issues. Next, we discover why conflict is not always a bad thing and how to use the rupture and repair technique to communicate in relationships and sort through recurring problems. We also discuss the difference between toxic vs. bad relationships and learn how to set those must-have boundaries by teaching others how they should be treating you. So for an incredible episode on the intricacies of friendship, be sure to join us today!

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • A shout-out to our listeners and their reviews
  • What we learned and our experience with the “listening challenge”
  • Why children often feel less heard and why it’s important to give them that space
  • Outlining the characteristics of what a bad friend is
  • Understanding what a one-sided friendship looks like
  • Why people often repeat patterns from their childhood in their friendships
  • The benefits of using EMDR to get to the root of a problem
  • Stories of our personal experiences of being a bad friend
  • Why conflict isn’t necessarily bad
  • Understanding the concept of rupture and repair
  • 9 tips for making a true apology
  • Learning to differentiate between toxic and bad relationships
  • Recognizing gut instinct versus fear
  • Implementing boundaries: teaching others how to treat you
  • Practical tips to get out of toxic relationships
  • Awareness challenge: learning to use “I feel” statements
  • And much more!

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Episode 3: Exactly How to be an Awesome Friend!

Exactly How to be an Awesome Friend!

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On the show today we’re exploring what it means to be an awesome friend! We take a deep dive into the qualities of friendship and what it means to be a good person. We discuss the key ingredients to fostering better friendships. We discuss direct and sensitive communication, advice, responsibility and intuition towards good chemistry. We also talk about self awareness and taking an honest look at one’s own performance as a friend. We value encouraging and supporting others and talk about how much boundaries and consistency can help your relationships. For all this and more, be sure to listen to the episode!

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • An update on the bathroom lunch story we shared in Episode 1
  • Some background on today’s topic and why it’s necessary
  • Direct communication, safety and discomfort
  • The three gates that direct communication must pass through
  • Some definitions of a good friend from our social media network
  • Unsolicited advice, asking questions and the responsibility of friends
  • The chemistry of good friendship and intuitive feelings
  • How do we know we’re being a good friend to someone?
  • The importance of listening, setting oneself aside and encouraging others
  • 11 tips for good conversations from Celeste Headlee
  • Maintaining and keeping friendships through consistency and boundaries
  • And much more!

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