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S2: EP6 - IS ANYONE ELSE LONELY?

Mary explores why everyone is feeling lonely. In a time when we're suppose to be more connected than ever, the truth is we are all feeling displaced. What has happened to community? When did the breakdown occur? Tune it to chat about…

-The most common need of all people

-What Mary considers the culprit to our lack of community

-What happens when you aren't really present when you're with people

-The 5 benefits of community and why you're going to want to cultivate it in your life

-How you can gain new awareness around what's missing and what you want when it comes to your community

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S2: EP7 - TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS with Lindsley Brooks

Have you heard the saying, “ You Are The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With”? … Does that terrify you or excite you!? When you look at your closest friendships, are they enhancing your life or enhancing the drama in your life? In today’s episode, Lindsley and I talk about Toxic Friendships - How to break up or “consciously uncouple” with a friend.

 
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S2: EP8 - HOW TO MAKE ADULT FRIENDSHIPS: AN INTERVIEW WITH LISA WHELCHEL

How do you make healthy adult friendships?!

Well, you’re about to find out!

On today’s podcast episode, Lindsley Brooks and I have a VERY special guest for you, Lisa Whelchel.

You may know her as Blair from the long running television comedy called, The Facts of Life but what you may not know is she’s a life coach and wrote a book on friendships for grownups! Listen in on her story and discover what she’s learned along the way about making healthy adult friendships.

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s2: Ep9 - ARE YOU A SH**TY FRIEND?

Join Mary in the final episode of this month’s topic of COMMUNITY as she shows you how to become a phenomenal friend. So much of our focus goes towards wishing our friends were better or behaved in different ways. But have you slowed down to ask yourself..."How great of a friend am I?" You'll get to explore just how present you've been in your friendships and learn ways to show up in a deeper way for your girlfriends!

Tune in to learn: The 5 ways to be a phenomenal friend so that you have friendships that are real and authentic.

 

DIY “CONNECTED” BLEND

RECIPE FROM “I AM FABULOUS” BY DESIREE MANGANDOG

Place drops in a 5ml roller bottle. Fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to inside of wrists creases, back of neck and over heart area. *Avoid direct sunlight for 12-24 hours after applying as some of these oils are photosensitive.
Combine: 8 drops cedarwood, 5 cassia, 5 wild orange, 3 grapefruit, 3 marjoram, and 2 ylang ylang.

“Connected blend reminds you that you are not alone. Everyone is part of a greater human community, and also a part of smaller communities. You may benefit from this blend if you were hurt in the past, and then decided to create a wall and not let anyone get close to your heart. It's a defense mechanism. Connected will help you begin letting others deeply in.” - Desiree Mangandog

Essential oils are a powerful tool to help you connect with your emotions and your body. And this blend will help break down your walls to that you can open up to the support a community has to offer.

BLEND BREAKDOWN (TAKEN FROM THE BOOK: I AM FABULOUS)

8 Drops Bergamot: "Oil of Community" Helps you recognize that many people love and support you.

5 Drops Cassia: "Oil of Self Assurance” Provides self confidence and helps you see your true beauty. Great for those who are shy and timid.

5 Drops Wild Orange: "Oil of Abundance" Allows you to feel the warmth and love in. your heart. from all the people contented to you.

3 Drops Grapefruit: "Oil of Honoring the Body" Gives you discernment on who to let in and who to keep out of your space.

3 Drops Marjoram: "Oil of Connection" Breaks down the walls that block the heart from opening and restores trust in humanity. Creates trust and openness. so that. a true bond can be formed in friendships.

2 Drops Ylang Ylang: "Oil of Inner Child" Heals the heart from past pain and heartache. Encourages play and restores a childlike nature and innocence. There are many kind, loving people in the world. Ylang Ylang will create the desire to deeply connect with those exceptional people we meet daily.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ESSENTIAL OILS, CHECK OUT WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEM HERE.