Ep. 82 - Q & A with Barb and Michelle

52m | Sep 12, 2023

In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle continue their conversation from last week, answering listener questions and sharing personal stories and insights. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at

Episode Notes:

  • How to feel comfortable being alone?
  • Have the discernment of when you want to be alone and when you do not.
  • Learn to love your own company and how to be fortified in our own company.
  • Make a list of the things you like about yourself and the things you like about being alone. Understand the relationship you have with yourself and start being okay being you.
  • How to overcome a break-up?
  • Don’t deny yourself the feelings that you are having.
  •  Don’t talk yourself out of why you broke up in the first place.
  • Honor the relationship you had by allowing yourself to grieve the end of the relationship.
  • How to stop catastrophizing and overthinking things about life?
  • Pause.
  • Become aware of what you are thinking.
  • Ask yourself, is this thought true?
  • Have boundaries with how much you take in about things that give you anxiety and fear about life in general.
  • You have to train your mind to bring your mind back to the present. It’s a practice.
  • I am trying so hard to be everything to everyone, and what if I can’t?
  • The truth is that you can’t do everything and be everything for everyone. It’s not possible.
  • Ask yourself what can you do at this moment?
  • Make a list of the people you can help and what you can do for them.
  • Remember, you can’t take care of others if you don't take care of yourself.
  • Know that people appreciate your love and care and support.
  • How to stop caring about what other people think of us?
  • Other people's opinions are a bi-product of their own experiences.
  •  Be your own biggest advocate.
  • Be in alignment with yourself and your own truth.

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