EP4: 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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EP3: 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!

Intro and Outro Music Credit: Night Owl by Broke for Free from the Album Directionless EP (Creative Commons License)

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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Less Alone Podcast: Season 1 Release Dates!

less alone podcast season 1 release dates

SEASON 1 – NEW CONTENT

RELEASE DATES!

  • JUNE 5TH – SEASON 1 LAUNCH! RELEASE OF EP. 1 AND EP. 2!
  • JUNE 12TH – RELEASE OF EP. 3 SNEAK PEEK!
  • JUNE 19TH – FULL EP. 3 RELEASE!
  • JUNE 26TH – RELEASE OF EP. 4 SNEAK PEEK!
  • JULY 3RD – FULL EP. 4 RELEASE!
  • JULY 10TH – RELEASE OF EP. 5 SNEAK PEEK!
  • JULY 17TH – FULL EP. 5 RELEASE!
  • JULY 24TH – RELEASE OF EP. 6 SNEAK PEEK!
  • JULY 31ST – FULL EP. 6 RELEASE!
  • AUGUST 7TH – RELEASE OF EP. 7 SNEAK PEEK!
  • AUGUST 14TH – FULL EP. 7 RELEASE!
  • AUGUST 21ST – RELEASE OF EP. 8 SNEAK PEEK!
  • AUGUST 28TH – FULL EP. 8 RELEASE!
  • SEPTEMBER 4TH – RELEASE OF EP. 9 SNEAK PEEK!
  • SEPTEMBER 11TH – FULL EP. 9 RELEASE!
  • SEPTEMBER 18TH – RELEASE OF EP. 10 SNEAK PEEK!
  • SEPTEMBER 25TH – FULL EP. 10 RELEASE! (SEASON FINALE!)
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EP2: The Secret to Making Friends When Life is Bustin’ at the Seams

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Less Alone A Podcast About Connection Episode 2 The Secret to Making Friends When Life is Bustin’ at the Seams

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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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Key Points From This Episode:

  • A run-through of updates and announcements
  • Understanding the importance of having social ties in your life
  • Dunbar’s number: a level of connection lost at the magic number of 150
  • Adult friends and the impact of being in different stages of life
  • Incorporating chemistry into friendship: is it like dating?
  • Learning to adopt inherent worthiness
  • The disappointing nature of gossiping and why you should avoid it
  • Finding a compatible vulnerability within your adult friendships
  • How to use the right body language for building connection
  • Practical tips on how to make friends as an adult
  • And much more!

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Season 1, Episode 2: The Secret to Making Friends When Life is Bustin’ at the Seams

[MUSICAL INTRODUCTION]

AMY MOORE: We are three friends exploring connection. From the coffee shop to the podcast studio. I’m Amy.

ANNA NEWELL JONES: I’m Anna.

ERIN LINEHAN: I’m Erin.

[EPISODE BEGINS]

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EP1: Hey, Nice to Meet You!

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Less Alone A Podcast About Connection Ep 1 Hey, Nice to Meet You!

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In Episode One: Hey, Nice to Meet You! hosts Amy Moore, Anna Newell Jones and Erin Linehan introduce themselves and talk about the background of how and why this podcast, Less Alone: A Podcast About Connection, came to be. They touch on the history of their friendship and how they’ve maintained it despite all having active and busy lives. This episode also touches on friendships during childhood and as adults especially in our increasingly digital world. Plus, they give nods to Dandapani, Barre3, Sadie Lincoln, and Johann Hari.

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • Some background about why we started the podcast 
  • Disconnection, touch and failure to thrive
  • Each of our experiences with friends and connection in our early years
  • Idolizing extroverts, eating alone and reinventing yourself
  • The influence of early relationships on adult friendships
  • Who we’re hoping to reach and connect with through this podcast
  • Finding your core values and the important one we share! 
  • Societal ideals and expectation vs. our own personal connection needs
  • Connection’s utter reliance on authenticity and how this relates to social media 
  • A few take aways from our first episode!  
  • And much more! 

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[MUSICAL INTRODUCTION]

Amy Moore:We are three friends exploring connection. From the coffee shop to the podcast studio. I’m Amy.

Anna Newell Jones:I’m Anna.

Erin Linehan:I’m Erin.

[EPISODE BEGINS]

Erin Linehan:What’s the first topic here?

Anna Newell Jones:The first topic is connection to others. Friendship. So, do we want to talk about who we are, why we want to do this?

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SEASON 1 Launching June 5th!

We're PUMPED to announce that we're OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING SEASON 1 on June 5th!

On the 5th we'll be releasing TWO, yes, TWO episodes!!

We've got some fun things planned for the launch so be sure to keep your eyes peeled! (We'll announce those things in our  newsletter - so be sure you're signed up for that HERE - on Instagram, and in our Facebook community!)

Episode 1 is ALL about the foundation of who we are and what the podcast is gonna be about. It's silly and will give you some good insights about our personalities!

Episode 2 is ALL about Friends! How to make 'em, why we need friendships/meaningful connections and we include a ton of SUPER practical tips on how to make friends as an adult in our busy world!

You ready to get your listen on!?!  😁

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THE PODCAST IS COMING SOON!

Less Alone A Podcast About Connection

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.

THE PODCAST IS COMING SOON!

We’re working hard on polishing up our first few episodes!

In the meantime, come join us on social media!

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