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  • WWYBD?! My Sister is Mad At Me, Working Remote and Terrible Eyebrows

    162: We’re back for our monthly What Would Your Bestie Do?! where Allison and Ceara answer your questions and give their best advice. Needing some advice? Send in your questions at https://www.alreadyfriendspodcast.com/wwybd! 

    WWYBD topics this month include sister drama and unrealistic expectations, moving to a new state, whether or not to do the digital nomad lifestyle, helping a friend with bad eyebrows, and more! And as always, Allison and Ceara catch up on life - Allison recently returned from Tulum, Mexico, and Ceara is headed to Philadelphia and Charleston. 


    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00) Introduction and Housekeeping

    (00:45) Catch up and Tulum Trip

    (03:01) Super Bowl Flight

    (03:30) Tulum

    (04:00) Sweat Lodge Ceremony

    (04:27) Benefits of Sweat Lodge

    (05:24) Vulnerability and Ayahuasca

    (06:21) Duration and Experience of Sweat Lodge

    (07:28) Effects on Body Temperature

    (09:04) Positive Affirmations and Closing Ceremony

    (10:11) Other Activities in Tulum

    (11:08) Cacao and Tacos in Tulum

    (13:04) Getting Sick from Street Tacos

    (14:22) Unhinged Era and Future Travel Plans

    (14:46) Upcoming Trip to Pennsylvania

    (16:09) Documenting Grandmother's Stories

    (20:22) Welcome Party and Wedding Preparations

    (21:12) Recognized by a Podcast Listener

    (23:35) Reunion with College Roommate

    (24:29) The Joy of Friendship and Roommates

    (25:27) The Challenges of Adult Friendships

    (26:24) Creating Meaningful Connections

    (26:52) Group Trips and Creating Lasting Memories

    (28:20) Balancing Personal Priorities and Family Expectations

    (28:40) Navigating Sister Drama

    (33:09) Being Supportive and Understanding

    (33:34) Normalizing Acceptance of Financial Limitations

    (34:56) Preparing for a Big Move

    (35:26) Minimizing Possessions and Simplifying

    (36:46) Considering the Cost of Moving

    (37:13) Letting Go of Sentimental Items

    (38:08) Creating Routine and Structure While Traveling

    (39:58) Trying Out the Lifestyle Before Committing

    (40:27) Maintaining a Routine and Grounding Practices

    (46:25) Respecting Individual Style Choices


    MENTIONS:

    Allison's Tulum Recs (Otti, Holistika, Temezcal)

    Ansley's Episode - Environmental Wellness

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    49m | Feb 23, 2024
  • Nutritional Wellness: Prioritizing Whole Foods, Protein and Holistic Meals w/ Liv Kaplan

    161: Continuing with our 8 dimensions of wellness series, we are joined by Liv Kaplan to talk all things nutrition! Although nutrition technically falls under the physical realm, we felt like food was such an important aspect that it deserved its entire own episode. Liv has been a wish list guest of ours since the beginning so getting to have her on the show is truly a dream come true! We ask her all the questions we've been eager to hear her take on.

    Liv Kaplan is a holistic nutritionist (BSc) and self-proclaimed healthy chef. She specializes in sugar-free and gut-friendly recipes with a focus on the magic of real food. When it comes to wellness, it's about what you can have, not what you can't.

    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00) Introduction and Peaks of the Week

    (06:30) Introduction of Guest: Liv Kaplan

    (08:00) Liv's Background and Career

    (13:10) Liv's Approach to Food Content

    (19:50) Importance of Connecting with Nature and Food Growing

    (23:28) Liv Kaplan's Meal Formula

    (29:27) Approaching Intuitive Eating and Trusting Yourself

    (35:32) Negative Repercussions of Consuming Sugar

    (39:45) Cutting Sugar and the Five-Day Sugar-Free Challenge

    (43:32) Approaching Caffeine and Individuality

    (44:01) Energy Drinks vs. Coffee

    (47:20) The Importance of Protein

    (54:59) Hopes for the Future of Nutrition

    (56:21) What Makes a Good Friend

    (57:16) Where to Find Liv Kaplan


    MENTIONS:

    Liv Kaplan Instagram

    Liv Kaplan TikTok

    Sign Up for Liv's Newsletter

    Coming Soon: Her New Course!


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    59m | Feb 16, 2024
  • Secret Hater Friends, Putting Labels on People and Ditching Perfectionism

    It's been awhile since we just had a casual chat with you guys! We're pausing the wellness series for a week to catch up.

    Allison shares an update about her living situation, an upcoming girls trip to Tulum and her current thoughts on her sobriety journey.

    Ceara catches up about attending the Eli Rallo “I Didn’t Know I Needed This” live book tour/show and being asked to co-host a segment on stage. She also talks about a recent Galentine's Day party.

    The conversation then shifts to a hot take on friendship advice from a viral TikTok and we discuss the notion of secret hater friends. We also discuss the etiquette of birthday dinners - expectations on how to split the bill.

    We wrap up with advice around drinking, sobriety, letting go of labels, and ditching perfectionism. 

    TAKEAWAYS:

    • Baking can be a fun and comforting activity, and it's convenient to have homemade snacks on hand.
    • Hosting an Airbnb can be a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal growth.
    • Having a fitness routine that combines different types of workouts can lead to better results.
    • Not all friendship advice on social media is accurate or applicable to every situation.
    • It's important to have realistic expectations of friends and not rely solely on social media validation.
    • The etiquette of who pays for a birthday dinner can vary, but it's generally the responsibility of the person who invited everyone to pay. Consider the financial situation of your friends when planning events and splitting the bill.
    • Sobriety is a personal journey and it's important to find a balance that works for you.
    • Don't let labels restrict you and be open to evolving and changing.
    • Take advantage of opportunities to travel and have fun, even if they may not align with your usual budget.


    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00) Introduction and Podcast Format

    (03:03) Wellness Series and No Direction Episode

    (04:52) Baking Pumpkin Bars and Freezing Leftovers

    (06:44) Airbnb-ing and Future Plans for a Hostel

    (08:35) Discussion on Hostels and Traveling

    (09:30) Fitness and Workout Routines

    (11:22) Moving Heavy Mattresses and Fitness Goals

    (12:39) Speaking Engagements and Podcast Tours

    (19:17) Attending Live Shows and Galentine's Day

    (23:42) Discussion on Friendship Advice on TikTok

    (28:50) Importance of Ratings and Reviews

    (32:11) Disagreement with Friendship Advice on TikTok

    (39:06) Seeking Validation and Constructive Feedback

    (40:34) Discussion on Who Pays for Birthday Dinners

    (41:30) Splitting the Bill

    (44:16) Election Year

    (45:15) Labels and Perfectionism

    (46:43) Drinking and Sobriety

    (49:03) Enjoying Life and Letting Go

    (53:50) Trip to Tulum


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    58m | Feb 9, 2024
  • Physical Wellness: Fitness Routines, Eating Enough and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle with Grace Frisella

    Continuing our 8 Dimensions of Wellness Series, we have on healthy lifestyle + fitness influencer Grace Frisella on to discuss various topics related to physical wellness.

    As always, we catch up and share personal updates. Grace shares her background in athletics, including her experience in gymnastics as well as playing field hockey for a D1 college. She talks about her time working at First Phorm, a fitness company, and the lessons she learned there. The conversation concludes with a discussion on nutrition and the importance of a holistic approach to wellness.

    In this conversation, Grace Frisella discusses her journey from studying food chemistry to entering the fitness industry. She shares her nutrition philosophy and highlights the importance of being aware of the ingredients in food. Grace also provides recommendations for individuals looking to get into lifting and emphasizes the need to find a fitness routine that is enjoyable and sustainable. She discusses the benefits of following a program and progressive overload in strength training. Grace encourages individuals to prioritize movement every day and shares her perspective on food cravings and moderation. She concludes by inspiring listeners to believe in themselves and explore their fullest potential in physical wellness.


    MENTIONS:

    Ceara Book Rec: The Courage To Be Disliked

    Our AFP Episode of 75 Hard with Allison and Clay

    Grace Frisella on Instagram and TikTok

    Grace Frisella Like To Know It

    1st Phorm Website

    Omen Coffee Shop on Instagram


    TAKEAWAYS:

    • Personal development books can offer valuable insights, but it's important to implement the lessons and take action.
    • Society's beauty standards and the pressure to conform can have a negative impact on body image and self-esteem.
    • Engaging in physical activities and finding a fitness routine that works for you can have a positive impact on your overall well-being.
    • Nutrition doesn't have to be complicated; focusing on whole foods and nutrient-dense options can lead to a healthier lifestyle.
    • Tracking macros and participating in challenges like 75 Hard can provide valuable insights into nutrition and fitness goals.
    • Be aware of the ingredients in the food you consume and prioritize nutrition.
    • Find a fitness routine that you enjoy and can stick to for a prolonged period.
    • Consider following a program and incorporating progressive overload in strength training.
    • Prioritize movement every day, even if it's just a 25-30 minute walk.
    • Focus on moderation and finding a balance between indulging in cravings and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
    • Believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your physical wellness goals.


    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00) Introduction and Catching Up

    (08:14) Discussion on Personal Development Books

    (10:32) Exploring Adlerian Psychology

    (13:53) Discussion on Physical Appearance and Beauty Standards

    (19:06) Summary of Personal Development Book

    (21:08) Predictions and Time Perception

    (23:26) Discussion on Plastic Surgery and Body Image

    (26:00) Peaks of the Week

    (26:55) Introduction to Grace and Her Background

    (27:41) Grace's Experience in Gymnastics and Field Hockey

    (28:39) Transitioning to College Athletics

    (29:36) Lessons Learned from College Athletics

    (32:29) Rediscovering Fitness and Training

    (34:49) Working at First Form and Lessons Learned

    (37:24) Takeaways from Working at a Fitness Company

    (39:13) Simplifying Nutrition and Fitness

    (42:23) The Value of Tracking Macros and Doing 75 Hard

    (43:49) Holistic Approach to Nutrition

    (44:15) Food Processing and Nutrition Philosophy

    (45:59) Getting Into Lifting and Fitness Recommendations

    (49:57) Finding the Right Fitness Routine

    (52:35) Exploring Different Fitness Options

    (56:19) The Importance of Eating Enough

    (59:03) Understanding Metabolic Rate and Muscle Gain

    (01:02:41) Coping with Cravings and Moderation

    (01:06:14) Taking Control of Physical Wellness

    (01:07:12) What Makes a Good Friend


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    1h 8m | Feb 2, 2024
  • WWYBD?! Romantic Relationships, Date Night and Elevating Your Love Life

    It’s the last Friday of the month, so you know what that means - a new WWYBD?! episode, where we answer listener submitted questions. Listeners can submit questions any time via our website, and then we pull questions to fit a specific theme. In this WWYBD, we’re talking all about romance and love because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! 


    Questions we answer from our listeners:

    • Can you share some tips for maintaining a strong romantic relationship?
    • Not necessarily a question but more of a podcast prompt— if you both feel comfortable. I’d love to hear an episode about sexual health and growing into your sexuality.
    • Date night ideas that are unique?
    • How to put yourself out there if you’ve never dated anyone before?


    Episode Takeaways:

    • Maintaining work-life balance can be challenging, especially for entrepreneurs and business owners.
    • Maximizing small living spaces can be achieved through creative design and organization.
    • Affordable beauty treatments can be found in certain countries, offering an opportunity for self-care and relaxation.
    • Having a roommate can bring a sense of community and companionship, even for adults.
    • Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but finding a dress and making progress can bring a sense of excitement and accomplishment.
    • Effective communication and creating rituals can help maintain a strong romantic relationship.


    Chapters

    (00:00) Introduction 

    (02:06) Recap of Allison's Trip to Columbia

    (04:44) Reflection on Work-Life Balance

    (6:10) Roommate Update

    (10:03) Discussion on Affordable Beauty Treatments

    (10:30) Maximizing Small Living Spaces

    (15:04) Ceara’s Wedding Planning Updates

    (16:50) St. Louis Book Launch Event Announcement

    (18:05) Listener Peaks of the Week

    (29:40) Tips for Maintaining a Strong Romantic Relationship

    (34:52) Supporting Each Other and Prioritizing Intimacy

    (40:00) Exploring Sexual Health and Growing into Your Sexuality

    (46:09) Unique Date Night Ideas

    (49:57) Putting Yourself Out There to Be in a Relationship


    MENTIONS:

    Eli Rallo's Live Show in St. Louis - Come hang with Ceara Feb 2nd at City Winery! 

    Beauty Tourism TikTok

    Allison’s Friends Joshua Tree Airbnbs

    Authentic Sex Podcast

    7 Years of Dating TikTok / The 5 Stages of Relationship


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    51m | Jan 26, 2024
  • Pursuing Your Career Goals While Maintaining Health and Happiness with Sam Noddle

    Continuing on with our wellness series, we’ve brought on our good friend (and place maker) Sam Noddle to talk about his career in real estate and recently, entrepreneurship. We dive deep into how Sam has been able to balance frequent traveling and the pressure of large-scale projects with his own physical, mental and spiritual health. 

    We talk about the importance of putting yourself out there, overcoming setbacks, developing a consistent morning routine and defining your personal workplace values. He shares helpful advice for advancing in your career such as finding mentors, turning small talk into real talk and the importance of asking questions. 

    Sam began his real estate career with the Comras Company in Miami, Florida where he had the opportunity to work on the iconic CocoWalk and various other properties throughout Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Wynwood, The Miami River and Downtown. 

    He is now the Vice President of Leasing at Noddle Co. While no two days ever look the same for Sam, his main duties involve overseeing the development of Aksarben Village. He leads a large team of employees across multiple bars, restaurants, and the Inner Rail Food Hall.

    Occupational wellness is the dimension of wellness that emphasizes the importance of finding personal satisfaction and enrichment in one's work, contributing to a positive work-life balance, and fostering a sense of purpose and fulfillment in one's professional endeavors.


    Takeaways

    • Setting clear goals and having a vision can guide career success.
    • Creating community and fostering human connections are essential in place-making.
    • Occupational wellness involves finding personal satisfaction and fulfillment in one's work.
    • Balancing work and personal life is crucial for overall well-being.
    • Mentors play a significant role in career development and learning.


    Chapters

    (00:00) Introduction

    (02:08) Sam's Life Updates

    (03:34) Fitness and Wellness

    (04:58) How Sam and Allison Met

    (06:22) Sam's Career in Real Estate

    (10:26) Sam's Goals and Vision

    (13:35) Balancing Work and Life

    (19:20) Changing Perspectives on Parenthood

    (22:46) Occupational Wellness and Goals

    (25:02) College and Career Choices

    (28:09) Learning and Mentors

    (32:15) Creating Community and Place-Making

    (35:59) Importance of Goals and Visions

    (38:46) Developing Neighborhoods and Community

    (44:15) Creating Community Spaces

    (48:55) Finding Purpose and Mentors

    (54:49) Work-Life Balance and Sacrifices

    (59:24) Prioritizing Personal Life

    (01:02:56) Self-Care and Meditation

    (01:10:19) Importance of Honesty in Friendship


    MENTIONS:

    Connect with Sam on Linked In

    Wahoo Fish Photo on Sam’s Instagram

    Aksarben Run Club in Omaha

    Airstream Bar - Sonny’s 

    Men’s Fashion Store - A Prior

    Inner Rail Food Hall


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    1h 17m | Jan 19, 2024
  • Home Health, Clutter Clearing and Space Alchemy with Ansley Emerson

    We are delighted to bring on Ansley Emerson for our deep dive into environmental wellness. This year, we are focusing on environmental wellness through the lens of our physical home space and our spiritual inner space. We thought this conversation was an especially important one to have in January when colder temperatures cause us to be inside more.

    Ansley is a space alchemist, which is the art of intentionally transforming your internal and external space in order to create your most authentic, fulfilling and free life. She has created powerful space alchemist modalities that she learned through integrating these practices in her own life such as when she manifested and took aligned action towards finding her dream home on Maui at an incredible location, in her budget, with a lot of space and from a local owner. 

    We talk about energy clearing, clutter clearing, physically cleaning and intuitive feng shui. She shares how a home can be a mirror that reflects what is going on inside of us; as our relationship to physical spaces can show patterns present in other areas of our lives such as people pleasing tendencies or holding on to the past in a way that doesn't serve us anymore. 

    Regardless of your living situation, Ansley encourages us to invest in home health. She emphasizes the importance of creating your unique home sanctuary as a strong foundation so you are able to thrive in other areas of your life that align with your goals and needs. You don’t need to wait until you have a "forever home.” 

     

    Takeaways

    • Creating a supportive home space is essential for overall well-being and can have a profound impact on all aspects of life.
    • Clearing clutter and releasing attachments to material objects can create more flow and abundance in life.
    • Intuitive feng shui focuses on what feels good and aligns with personal intentions, rather than rigid rules and guidelines.
    • Energy clearing can be done through physical cleaning, using tools like Palo Santo or herbs, and setting clear intentions.
    • Working with a space alchemy coach can help individuals transform their lives by creating intentional and aligned spaces. Finding support and creating offerings that align with individuals' needs is crucial.
    • Authenticity and open-heartedness are key qualities of a good friend.


    Chapters

    (00:00) Introduction

    (01:13) Wellness Series Introduction

    (03:00) Peaks of the Week

    (04:04) Guest Introduction: Ansley Emerson

    (06:11) Ansley's Journey into Space Alchemy

    (10:46) Finding a Home in Maui

    (12:32) Creating Sanctuary in Temporary Housing

    (15:30) Creating a Supportive Home Space

    (20:11) Clearing Clutter and Letting Go

    (21:09) The Impact of Home on Well-being

    (22:58) Reflecting Internal Patterns in the Home

    (24:51) Exploring Feng Shui

    (26:38) Intuitive Feng Shui

    (28:46) Starting the Process of Creating a Healthy Home

    (31:07) Clearing Clutter and Releasing Attachments

    (33:01) Challenging Areas and Emotional Attachments

    (37:56) Working with a Space Alchemy Coach

    (40:16) Energy Clearing and Setting Intentions

    (43:56) Using Palo Santo and Other Tools for Energy Clearing

    (46:21) Cleaning Supplies and Ethical Sourcing

    (47:44) Working with Clients and Transforming Lives

    (48:53) Working with Ansley

    (49:47) Finding Support and Offerings

    (50:12) Qualities of a Good Friend


    ABOUT ANSLEY: 

    Ansley is formally certified as an Integrative Holistic Health Coach (IIN HCTP) and Certified Clutter Coach (Linn Method for Clutter Clearing™). She is an experienced practitioner in the fields of yoga, meditation, breathwork, energy clearing, universal energetics, EFT tapping, human design, emotional alchemy and Feng Shui. Ansley coaches her clients to create a healthy home as a foundation so they feel like they're swimming upstream with life, not fighting against the current. You can work with her in a single 1:1 session, over a period of 3 to 6 months, take her free masterclass or through her $333 online course.


    MENTIONS:

    Ansley Emerson on Instagram

    Ansley Emerson Website with All Offerings

    Application to Work with Ansley for 3-6 Months

    Single 1:1 Session to Get Unstuck $111

    Anima Mundi Herbals 


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    To sponsor our show, email hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.



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    52m | Jan 12, 2024
  • 2024 Wellness Series Kick-Off: What We Learned from Last Year's Goals to Guide a Healthier Year

    We are so excited to kick off the first episode of 2024 with the second season of our wellness series. If you were with us last year, welcome back! We’re happy to have you and can’t wait to bring on more guests who can share their unique perspectives on each dimension. 


    If you’re new here, check out our 2023 kick off episode “Self-Care Series: The 8 Dimensions of Wellness” that dives deep into each dimension. The dimensions wellness are (according to Dr. Peggy Swarbrick) emotional & mental, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational (career), social, physical and spiritual. 


    Now that we’ve been aware and practicing this concept for over a year, it has allowed us to look at our own wellness journeys with this lens as a guiding light for creating balance, joy, abundance, nourishment, sustainable routines and greater opportunities. While we are far from experts, or where we want to be ourselves, we hope that by sharing our stories and ideas on the concept, it might inspire and help shape your goals for the year ahead. Either way, we’re grateful you’re here with us!

    TAKEAWAYS:

    • Building relationships with local banks can lead to better financial opportunities and a sense of community.
    • Creating positive customer experiences can contribute to the success of a business.
    • Being generous and showing appreciation can have a positive impact on others.
    • It is important to appreciate and respect different life paths.
    • Setting goals for physical, emotional, mental, intellectual, and financial wellness can lead to personal growth and well-being. Financial wellness involves budgeting, managing expenses, and creating streams of passive income.
    • Occupational wellness focuses on career satisfaction, avoiding burnout, and finding life's purpose.
    • Social wellness includes maintaining relationships, personal expression, and fostering connections.
    • Environmental wellness encompasses living a sustainable life and creating a positive home environment.
    • Spiritual wellness involves finding purpose and meaning in life, whether through religion or personal beliefs.


    Chapters:

    (00:00) Introduction to the Wellness Series

    (03:06) Building Relationships with Local Banks

    (06:03) Creating a Positive Customer Experience

    (09:13) Being Generous and Showing Appreciation

    (10:31) Building Community and Successful Businesses

    (13:47) Appreciating Different Life Paths

    (16:12) Exploring Astro Cartography

    (19:11) Reconnecting with Old Friends

    (21:30) Physical Wellness Goals

    (25:35) Emotional and Mental Wellness Goals

    (26:43) Intellectual Wellness Goals

    (30:26) Financial Wellness Goals

    (40:46) Financial Wellness

    (44:34) Occupational Wellness

    (50:09) Social Wellness

    (51:07) Environmental Wellness

    (53:11) Spiritual Wellness


    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by Pager, the best app for organizing your screenshots! Search “pager screenshots” on the app store and download today! 

    Factor - Real nutrition, made simple. Factor delivers fresh, chef-prepared meals straight to your door that are ready to eat in minutes. No hormones, antibiotics, GMOs or additives. Go to https://www.factor75.com/alreadyfriends50 and use code ALREADYFRIENDS50 for 50% off your first order! 


    MENTIONS:

    Allison Suspension Story on TikTok 

    Allison’s ClassPass Link for Bonus Credits

    InBody Scan

    Intelligent Change’s 5 Minute Journal

    Within Journal from Tiana Gidley

    Ceara’s Budgeting App - Rocket Money

    Wim Hof Breathwork - YouTube


    SELF HELP BOOK RECS FOR 2024:

    The Four Agreements

    The Untethered Soul

    The Surrender Experiment

    101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think

    The Mountain Is You

    Quit Like A Woman

    Atomic Habits

    How To Be A Bad Ass At Making Money

    The Courage to be Disliked

    The Power of Now

    A New Earth - Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose


    FUN / NON-FICTION BOOK RECS FOR 2024:

    The Midnight Library

    Stash by Laura Cathcart Robbins

    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (all 3 books in the series)

    A Thousand Splendid Suns 

    It Girl by Ruth Ware

    The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

    It Ends With Us

    It Starts With Us


    Follow our fellow af listers Hannah’s @loveinalibrary and Emani’s @thatbookishlawyer accounts for all the inspiration and recommendations!


    JOIN OUR PATREON GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP:

    Only $5/month to join! We’ll have a virtual workshop every Sunday in January to turn our goals into actual smart goals with the help of your friends near and far. https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriends


    SOCIAL LINKS:

    Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTok

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    To sponsor our show, email hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.



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    1h 1m | Jan 5, 2024
  • We’re Going to Bali! And You’re Invited!

    Exciting news… Already Friends is headed to Bali! Pack your bags and join us on an unforgettable adventure as we are going on not one, but TWO epic group trips this year to Bali! 

    In this special podcast episode, we're thrilled to unveil the details of our two upcoming group trips that you can come on! We have North Bali and South Bali, two completely different itineraries that offer two different experiences in this beautiful country.


    Our first group trip takes us to North Bali, Aug 24, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024, where you'll experience… 

    • ​​Outdoorsy Adventures: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of North Bali with enchanting waterfall hikes through lush landscapes.
    • Life of a Local Balinese Farmer: See the heart and soul of Bali by delving into the authentic village life, connecting with locals and their traditions.
    • Authentic Food: Indulge your taste buds in the rich and diverse flavors of Balinese cuisine, from traditional dishes to local delicacies.


    Perfect for: Nature enthusiasts, cultural explorers, and foodies seeking an immersive experience off the beaten path.


    Whereas the South Bali itinerary, Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 7, 2024, features…

    • Breathtaking Sunsets: Witness the magical sunsets that have made Bali famous, painting the skies with hues of orange and pink.
    • Balinese Shopping: Dive into the vibrant markets of Seminyak, offering a treasure trove of unique finds and local craftsmanship.
    • Beach Club Bliss: Relax and unwind at chic beach clubs and experience the vibrant Balinese nightlife.


    Perfect for: Sun worshippers, avid shoppers, and those looking for a mix of relaxation and lively urban vibes by the beach.


    Mark your calendars! Sign-ups go live on January 17th at 12 pm CST. The first 8 people to sign up get the early bird pricing, offering $200 off the total cost. Don't miss your chance to travel with us and make memories in Bali that will last a lifetime!

    Sign up for email alerts at https://www.alreadyfriendspodcast.com/bali - enter your email at the bottom of the page and we’ll remind you when the trip is set to launch! 


    LINKS:

    https://www.alreadyfriendspodcast.com/bali

    Podcast Episode “Recap of Our Costa Rica Group Trip!”

    North Bali Itinerary

    South Bali Itinerary

    Follow our Instagram @alreadyfriendspodcast for updates!



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    18m | Jan 3, 2024
  • WWYBD?! Committing to A Healthier Happier You in 2024

    We’re back with another Q&A! The last one of 2023. In our WWYBD episodes, we answer anonymously submitted listener questions. We catch up about the holidays and share our peaks of the week. 

    In this episode, we talk about doing dry / damp january, maintaining friendships when you’re cutting back on alcohol, navigating life changes and feeling nostalgic for past versions of yourself, finding a gym that has community and learning how to cook!

    TAKEAWAYS:

    • Dry January can be a beneficial challenge for personal growth and wellness, and it's possible to find a middle ground by reducing alcohol consumption rather than completely abstaining.
    • When navigating significant life changes, it's important to acknowledge and grieve the past while also embracing the new opportunities and growth that come with change.
    • Joining a workout class or gym can be intimidating, but going with a friend, choosing less busy times, and trying out different studios can help ease anxiety and find a sense of community. Creating a sense of community in fitness classes can enhance the overall experience and increase retention.
    • To foster connections with fellow participants, introduce yourself, engage in conversations, and try to go consistently on the same day and time.
    • Subscription meal services can help you learn how to cook and try out new recipes.
    • Follow food accounts on social media, watch recipe videos on platforms like TikTok, and consider buying meal-planning PDFs from influencers for guidance.


    Chapters:

    (00:00) Introduction

    (01:23) Catch Up and Travel Plans

    (03:23) Preparing to Travel with a Pet

    (05:22) Upcoming Trips and New Year's Plans

    (07:06) Small Towns and Revitalization

    (09:33) Family Visits and Life Changes

    (13:57) Review of Pager App

    (16:53) Listener Peaks of the Week

    (25:40) Advice for Dry January

    (32:20) Navigating Life Changes and Grieving

    (38:10) Joining a Workout Class and Overcoming Anxiety

    (40:03) Creating a Sense of Community

    (43:08) Tips for Learning How to Cook


    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by Pager, the best app for organizing your screenshots! Search “pager screenshots” on the app store and download today! 

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    MENTIONS:

    Ceara’s Water Filter for Sink + Shower (Hydroviv)

    Allison’s Scar Gel from Ronert MD

    Brewdog Non-Alcoholic Beers

    Athletic Non-Alcoholic Beers

    Rowdy Mermaid Good Mood Soda 


    SOCIAL LINKS:

    Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Allison's Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Ceara's Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Already Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus Episodes

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    If you enjoyed this episode, we would really really appreciate it if you left a rating and review on Apple Podcast / Spotify or share the show with a loved one. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! Thank you so much for the support!

    To sponsor our show, email hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.



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    49m | Dec 29, 2023
  • Our Year in Review: 2023 Recap + What’s To Come in 2024

    The Already Friends Podcast had such a great year that we wanted to reflect and express gratitude for all the incredible things we did in 2023. We debuted our first iteration of the wellness series, launched our website and first pdf guide (how to start a podcast). 

    We took our first group trip with 17 members of our community. We hit 500k+ downloads which helped us lock in our first long term sponsorship. We had some really big guests on the show and got to meet some of you in real life. We have so much to be thankful for!

    In 2024, we’re kicking off the year with a second version of our wellness series with all new guests and perspectives of healthy living. We’ll be launching two more group trips (keep your eyes peeled for a special release episode on January 3rd with all of the details). Here’s to so much more abundance, community and growth in the new year.

    If you want some support from like-minded people, join our patreon page. We will be doing a group hangout every Sunday in the month of January to help turn our vision board ideas into actual smart goals. Virtual Goal Setting Hangouts on Patreon


    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by Pager, the best app for organizing your screenshots! Search “pager screenshots” on the app store and download today! 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ALREADYFRIENDS and get on your way to being your best self.

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    LINKS:

    Kelly AKA @BasicBookz TikTok 

    How To Start A Podcast PDF Guide

    Allison - Groceries w/ A Friend Reel 

    Allison’s 1,000 Days w/o Alcohol Post


    SOCIAL LINKS:

    Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Allison's Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Ceara's Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Already Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus Episodes

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    If you enjoyed this episode, we would really really appreciate it if you left a rating and review on Apple Podcast / Spotify or share the show with a loved one. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! Thank you so much for the support!

    To sponsor our show, email hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.



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    47m | Dec 22, 2023
  • Accountability and Discipline: The Duo For Success in 2024

    Before kicking off the new year, we highly encourage you to reflect on this year’s progress, experiences, highs and lows. We did an episode last year, December 2022, called “How To Reflect on Your Goals” if you want to listen as we share our progress for going through your year from a balanced and wellness-minded lens. 

    Goals are way more fun with friends so we’re here to encourage you to find accountability buddies, be realistic about where you are, set aligned goals, create systems that will allow you to achieve your dreams and to change your mindset. It’s easy to make excuses that the reason other people are achieving their dreams and you aren’t is because they have certain resources, money and genetics that you don’t. Yes we all start from different places but if you keep making excuses, you’re going to continue being stuck. 

    We talk about finding the balance between having discipline for the hard stuff while also giving yourself grace and allowing for rest along the way so that in the long run you create sustainable healthy habits and don’t get burned out. 


    “Discipline is the bridge between your reality and your dream life.” 


    In January, we will be hosting a virtual goal setting workshop every Sunday in our Patreon group ($5/month). We recommend using the next few weeks to hone in on your goals and the why behind them, then you can share with the group! 

    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by Pager, the best app for organizing your screenshots! Search “pager screenshots” on the app store and download today! 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ALREADYFRIENDS and get on your way to being your best self.

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    MENTIONS:

    Ceara’s Wrinkle Tape:

    Our Lagree Studio: PLNK

    Allison’s Organ Capsules: Ancient Nutrition

    Allison’s Gua Sha Oil: Illuminating Essentials

    Join our Patreon Page for January Virtual Calls


    LINKS TO PAST AFP RELATED EPISODES:

    Human Design 101 with Rebekah Joy

    Getting Out of A Reading Slump 

    How to Reflect on Your Year

    How to Embrace Hygge

    How to Be Resourceful - $5 on Website



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    51m | Dec 15, 2023
  • Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life

    There’s a reason for the famous quote, “Yoga changed my life.” A consistent yoga practice can create mental clarity and calmness, increase body awareness, relieve chronic stress patterns, relax the mind, improve sleep and create more mindfulness throughout many areas of your life. It’s challenging to convey the depth that yoga can have on your overall well-being until you experience it yourself but we wanted to do a deep dive on the topic to inspire you to deepen your yoga practice if it’s been calling to you. 

    In this episode, we share a short history lesson of yoga, the 8 limbs of yoga, how we both got into yoga, how it’s impacted our lives and tips for someone who wants to start. One way yoga encourages transformation is by helping you to shift patterns you've developed over time, particularly patterns that may be unhealthy. With winter coming up and temperatures dropping, there’s truly no better time to start or deepen your practice to help curb seasonal mood shifts, remain grounded through the holidays and enter your new year with a grateful heart. 


    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by Pager, the best app for organizing your screenshots! Search “pager screenshots” on the app store and download today! 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ALREADYFRIENDS and get on your way to being your best self.


    LINKS: 

    ClassPass - Try ClassPass for FREE! Get 48 credits to use for 14 days (they’re giving an exclusive free trial with 20 bonus credits!) Sign up here!

    Palmaïa, The House of AïA - luxury wellness retreat with plant-based cuisine located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    Chablé Maroma - A luxury beachfront hotel in Riviera Maya


    BOOKS + RESOURCES:

    The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele

    The Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai Bachman

    Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses by Sage Rountree

    A New Look At The Science of Yoga by Eddie Stern

    Yoga Practice and Philosophy by Swami Sitaramananda

    Breathing Techniques - Article

    Wim Hof Breathwork - YouTube

    Oko Living Plant Dyed Mat

    YOGA CREATORS:

    Alexa Buda / Julia Iz /Helena (Face Yoga) / Sjana Elise / Jessica Olie  


    SOCIAL LINKS:

    Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Allison's Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Ceara's Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Already Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus Episodes

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    If you enjoyed this episode, we would really really appreciate it if you left a rating and review on Apple Podcast / Spotify or share the show with a loved one. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! Thank you so much for the support!

    To sponsor our show, email hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.



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    52m | Dec 8, 2023
  • De-Influencing and How To Avoid Holiday Overconsumption

    Things become trendy so fast. Trends can start and stop without you even realizing they happened. It can be hard to know what items are worth the hype and what items are a total bust. This is how the trend of ‘de-influencing videos’ on TikTok started. Social media consumers were tired of seeing an overwhelming amount of content recommending things that either the influencer knew didn’t work, weren’t made to last or were just promoting for a paycheck. 

    And now as the holidays are upon us, we’re being bombarded with ads even more. You literally can’t escape advertisements unless you basically live off grid and even then, could you actually?! They’re everywhere from social media to billboards to radio ads to podcast ads to in-store signage. With a majority of businesses trying to capitalize on year end sales, influencers are asked to do more and more campaigns.

    With inflation on the rise, it’s a lot to keep up with regular bills, student loan payments, saving for a house or car and raising families. It’s a privilege to have any disposable income after all that to put towards self-care, travel, shopping, wellness, events and gift-giving. It’s no surprise how stressed out many people are this time of year which is why we wanted to do an episode about de-influencing and share our thoughts about overconsumption. We want you all to be healthy, happy and financially well this season so we can all end 2023 on a high note. 


    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by Pager, the best app for organizing your screenshots! Search “pager screenshots” on the app store and download today! 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ALREADYFRIENDS and get on your way to being your best self.


    LINKS: 

    Nuuly - $20 off your first month's subscription

    Quince - High Quality Essentials, Radically Low Prices

    Rocket Money Financial App

    Back Market - Legit Refurbished Tech Market  

    Scalp Massager

    Mielle Rosemary Hair Oil


    SOCIAL LINKS:

    Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Allison's Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Ceara's Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Already Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus Episodes

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    If you enjoyed this episode, we would really really appreciate it if you left a rating and review on Apple Podcast / Spotify or share the show with a loved one. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! Thank you so much for the support!

    To sponsor our show, email hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.



    Our Sponsors:
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    53m | Dec 1, 2023
  • WWYBD?! Living With Parents, Dealing With Criticism and Getting Over Crushes

    In this WWYBD, our monthly advice episode, Ceara and Allison help our listeners with some post-grad problems. Questions submitted include: 

    • How do I make sure living at home after college doesn’t stunt my personal and professional growth throughout my early/mid-twenties?
    • What screenshots did you take this past week?
    • What is the most respectful and appropriate way to handle and mentally cope with backlash or harsh criticism?
    • How do I get over a major crush?


    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by Pager, the best app for organizing your screenshots! Search “pager screenshots” on the app store and download today! 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ALREADYFRIENDS and get on your way to being your best self.

    HelloFresh: Go to HelloFresh.com/50ALREADYFRIENDS and use code 50alreadyfriends for 50% off plus 15% off the next 2 months! HelloFresh is America’s #1 meal kit!

    LINKS:

    Ginger Shots Recipe

    SOCIAL LINKS:

    Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Allison's Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Ceara's Socials: Instagram, TikTok

    Already Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus Episodes

    Let's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!

    If you enjoyed this episode, we would really really appreciate it if you left a rating and review on Apple Podcast / Spotify or share the show with a loved one. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! Thank you so much for the support!

    To sponsor our show, email hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.



    Our Sponsors:
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    37m | Nov 24, 2023
  • Seasons of Sobriety with Amber Giangregorio + BTS of Publishing A Book

    We are delighted to have our first-ever guest, Amber Michele Giangregorio, back on the show! This episode is a beautiful testament to how much someone can grow in just a few short years with support, intention and unconditional love. 

    Amber candidly shares stories from her sober journey with personal highs and lows. We talk about quiet quitting, silence supporters and the importance of transforming your environment as a catalyst for change. 

    She gives us the bts scoop of her process to becoming a published poet with tips on self-publishing, advice to aspiring authors, what it means to be a collaborative artist, ways to market yourself and how to throw a badass launch party.

    Her book, Seasons of Sobriety, is now available for purchase on Amazon.


    MENTIONS:

    Hot Yoga - Sweatheory in Kansas City

    Sober Networking Group - Sip Steady 

    Book Rec for Entrepreneurs - Traction by Gino Wickman

    Book Rec from Amber’s Husband - She Comes First by Ian Kerner

    Book Rec - Altar Ego by by Craig Groeschel


    AMBER'S LINKS:

    Seasons of Sobriety - Purchase on Amazon

    Newsletter Signup - Amber’s Poetry Website 

    Amber Michele Poetry Instagram, TikTok

    Amber Michele Film Instagram, TikTok

    Book Launch Party November 30th in Kansas City at Greenwood Social Hall -

    RSVP on Eventbrite

    Stellar Image Studios Instagram, Website


    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ALREADYFRIENDS and get on your way to being your best self.

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    1h 23m | Nov 17, 2023
  • How to Plan the Perfect Friendsgiving with Jane Stewart

    As the Already Friends podcast, of course we have to do an episode about Friendsgiving! In this episode, we're diving headfirst into the world of Friendsgiving, the ever-popular tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving with your besties! To help us with planning the perfect Friendsgiving, we've invited the ultimate party planner and our dear friend, Jane Stewart, to join the conversation.

    Jane shares her insights, tips, and tricks for hosting a memorable Friendsgiving and talks about:

    • How to add personal touches to your Friendsgiving 
    • Game ideas to entertain your guests 
    • Being realistic on how big your Friendsgiving should be
    • What food to serve? Should guests bring a dish?
    • How to ensure not everyone brings the same dish
    • Drink ideas for your guests 
    • Tips for being an amazing guest 
    • Tips for starting a conversation with anyone


    As always, we catch up beforehand. Jane talks about traveling 24/7 for work, how she got her dream job traveling the world as Marriott Bonvoy’s TikTok correspondent, what it was like *almost* getting cast for the Bachelor, and life living in LA. 

    Whether you're a Friendsgiving pro or a newbie, you’ll find some tips that will make your Friendsgiving one you’ll never forget! 


    LINKS: 

    Maritz Travel Job Application (Jane’s Current Travel Job, They’re Hiring!) 

    TikTok on Fun Beverages for Friendsgiving (N/A version too) 

    Jane’s Friendsgiving Fill in The Blank Game

    Jane’s Instagram, TikTok, Linkedin 

    Travel With Us! Future Group Trip Survey


    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ALREADYFRIENDS and get on your way to being your best self.

    HelloFresh: Go to HelloFresh.com/50ALREADYFRIENDS and use code 50alreadyfriends for 50% off plus 15% off the next 2 months! HelloFresh is America’s #1 meal kit!

    This episode is sponsored by Proactiv. Go to Proactiv.com now and take Proactiv’s skin quiz to figure out what routine is right for you!


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    1h 5m | Nov 10, 2023
  • Recapping Our Group Trip To Costa Rica! BTS, Stories and What It’s Like Traveling with 20 Strangers

    We have returned from the first ever Already Friends Group Trip, and we can officially say it was a success! We share all the behind the scenes on our trip from how it first came to be, initial planning woes, launching and then actually doing the thing! We share fun memories from Costa Rica, recap the week, and tease a future trip (stay tuned)!

    And we’re so happy to say that the trip was everything we hoped it would be and more. The group vibes were on point, we had such a fun itinerary, tons of bonding moments, a great local guide and memories to take home forever. 

    Take this survey if you have any interest in coming on the 2024 group trip! We want your input on which country to go to, how long and what your budget range looks like. 


    LINKS:

    Baw Thai Massage in Bogota

    Libertario Coffee Co

    Jessie Lee Photography

    Future Group Trip Survey

    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ALREADYFRIENDS and get on your way to being your best self.

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    If you enjoyed this episode, we would really really appreciate it if you left a rating and review on Apple Podcast / Spotify or share the show with a loved one. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! Thank you so much for the support!

    To sponsor our show, email hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.



    Our Sponsors:
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    1h 9m | Nov 3, 2023
  • WWYBD?! Fashion and Beauty Q&A with Grace Mickells On How To Achieve An Effortless Aesthetic

    Allison is joined by her friend Grace Mickells! Grace is a fellow Omaha gal who is a hair stylist, fashionista and content creator. She is totally the ‘it girl’ on your for you page. 

    They catch up on Allison’s birthday, fall festivities, shopping, share peaks of the week, and all the girly things. 

    WWYBD is our monthly segment where we answer questions from our listeners. We are slightly switching it up this week. Allison asks Grace a ton of questions in the realm of hair, fashion, beauty trends, morning routines, content creation and lifestyle tips!

    LINKS:

    Birthday Calendar Site - Signup.com

    The Salon Grace Works At - Hank and Ax 

    Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream

    Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

    Grace Mickells Instagram 

    Grace’s TikTok

    Grace’s Like To Know It

    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ALREADYFRIENDS and get on your way to being your best self.

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    Our Sponsors:
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    57m | Oct 27, 2023
  • Walking + Low Impact Workouts: How They Improve Your Health and Wellness

    In our catch-up segment, we share our honest (possibly controversial) thoughts about spooky season. Ceara spent the previous weekend on a tourism shoot for Iowa. We chat about the benefits of living and visiting the Midwest. 

    As lovers of the hot girl walk, this was such a fun episode to do a deep dive on. We talk about how going for a daily walk has the power to transform your health in so many ways from reducing cortisol levels to improving cardiovascular health to alleviating joint pain. As we are talking, we have a realization that walking can really be the vehicle to help all the other areas of wellness - social, mental, spiritual, etc. 

    In addition to sharing the tangible health benefits of an active lifestyle, we keep it light by sharing our favorite athleisure wear and ways to make movement more enjoyable. 

    LINKS:

    Culture C Street Hotel in Springfield, Missouri

    Superfood Latte (Coffee Alternative)

    Healthillie - Caption About Aging

    Allison - Lemon 8 Cortisol Post

    TikTok About Being Sick in US

    Allison’s Favorite New Balances (530 Sea Salt)

    Allison’s Door Lock - Smonet Smart Lock

    Ceara’s Hands-Free Dog Leash

    Allison’s Mandrn Bags - code ‘allisonwetig15’ 

    Photo of Peaches On Bike

    Allison’s - Lemon 8 Walking Post

    Form by Sami Clark


    SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ALREADYFRIENDS and get on your way to being your best self.

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    If you enjoyed this episode, we would really really appreciate it if you left a rating and review on Apple Podcast / Spotify or share the show with a loved one. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! Thank you so much for the support!

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    Our Sponsors:
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    1h 1m | Oct 20, 2023
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