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
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
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
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!
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!
Welcome back to Episode 2 of the Less Alone Podcast! We’ve got a ton of updates for you! We’ve now got a website and you can now find us everywhere on social media! Today’s big topic is: How to Make Friends. There are certain intricacies of adult friendships that can sometimes be tricky (especially compared to how easy it sometimes seemed as kids.) In this episode we dive into how different life stages truly impact the connections that we’re able to make, and keep, in the long term. We also take a look at how finding friends as an adult can often be a lot like dating… how there’s a certain chemistry involved with finding people that you just “click with”. We break down what it means to find a compatible vulnerability in the friendships you pursue and how your body language can aid — or impede — building strong connections. Finally, we end the episode with some great practical tips on how to make friends. For an incredible conversation on building connections, don’t miss out on today’s episode!
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