Posts tagged #support
Empaths and Energy Vampires

Have you ever entered a relationship with someone and questioned their integrity but felt convinced that you will be the one to receive the best of them, despite the questionable motives and behaviors that they have displayed? Have you ever left an encounter with a person and felt like you could fall fast asleep? Have you ever been flooded with surprising emotions at moments, and at others, unable to sense what you yourself are feeling inside?

You may be an empath.

It's imperative to understand yourself better if you are, because you'll require specific tools for self care, and you'll need to become aware that you're a magnet for people who maintain difficult personality traits.

In this week's podcast, live Tuesday morning, July 24th, I share my experience of two radically informative books on the topic, which are both easy to purchase on the books page of this website: The Empath's Survival Guide by Dr. Judith Orloff, and Dodging Energy Vampires by Dr. Christiane Northrup.

Thank you for listening!!

Bachelor #2

This week I go deeper into some of the correspondence I had with my first single, masculine man listener who emailed me. I answer some of his questions and concerns, and also expand on how we both think men get a raw deal at times. I want the feminine female listeners to hear from the inner world of a single guy and know they go through their own challenges on this journey too.

 

 

Casella and Grease on the "3 Cs"

Matt Casella (on left) and Brendan "Grease" Greeley are old friends from Chicago. They happen to be two of my brother's closest friends-I've known them since they were little kids, and now they are old enough for me to pretend we are all the same age! (Hahaaa) They are back on the podcast again after being one of my very first interviews, and this time we caught up with eligible bachelor Grease about his latest dating adventures and discussed what Pat Allen calls "the three Cs"...communication, chemistry, and compatibility.

 

 

Amy Answers Listener Questions

I will not ever, ever tire of listener questions. Keep 'em coming, listeners!! This week I weigh in on a few that I find come regularly.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your process!

xoxo

Amy

Just One of the Guys
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Hey Single Girls, is taking your platonic place among a group of guys and joining in the sarcasm and shrugging becoming a place for you to hide your fear of vulnerability? This week I heard from a listener who left messages about her experience of that on the Something Better Google voicemail. (323-999-1536) I called her "Just One of the Guys" and I love her guts-- to freely let it all out on the voicemail and open up out of a genuine willingness to change. Is she alone? I doubt it. If you relate to what you hear, please let me know at somethingbetterpodcast@gmail.com!

 

 

 

 
It's Always Working Out

How do men today really feel inside?

The best part about having a podcast is that when I meet a remarkable and interesting person, I get to invite them to have a conversation with us. That's what happened when I recently met a woman named Nancy and we explored this question about men, among other ideas.

 
#MeToo 2 with actress/filmmaker Alexandra Kyle
 
Stunner and rising star Alexandra (Alix) Kyle

Stunner and rising star Alexandra (Alix) Kyle

After last week's #metoo conversation I was thrilled to hear from Alexandra Kyle, (13 Going on 30, Justified) who had listened. Our quick chat about it led to her being a guest on the podcast! She shares about her path with regards to the international #metoo conversation, her short film "Anxiety's Wilma", (out Feb. 2018) and using creativity as an outlet and a north star for facing changes and challenges.

 
 
Girlfriend Talk with Lauren Murphy
my friend Lauren Murphy. I am SO GRATEFUL for her.

my friend Lauren Murphy. I am SO GRATEFUL for her.

Sometimes, the hardest thing to do when you're single is to be happy for a friend who just met "the One". What is between you and genuine happiness for them? To find out, it's likely going to take some tools. My sister-friend Lauren shares her toolkit and lots of her wisdom nuggets....like the idea that texting is for the ego, connecting in person is for the spirit, and another gem...dating requires giving the guy a break. Make a cup of tea and join us!

xoxo

Amy

"It's Not You"
Sara Eckel has been a freelance writer for more than fifteen years. Her essays and reported pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Forbes, Time Out New York, the Shambhala Sun, GOOD, Martha Stewart Living, Self, Glamour, Working Mother, Woman's Day, Cosmopolitan, and other publications. Her short fiction has appeared in Speakeasy and Sanskrit. She lives in Kingston, New York, with her husband.

Sara Eckel has been a freelance writer for more than fifteen years. Her essays and reported pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Forbes, Time Out New York, the Shambhala Sun, GOOD, Martha Stewart Living, Self, Glamour, Working Mother, Woman's Day, Cosmopolitan, and other publications. Her short fiction has appeared in Speakeasy and Sanskrit. She lives in Kingston, New York, with her husband.

Do you beat yourself up? Do you attach a judgement to a feeling? In this episode Sara points out that there is nothing wrong with loneliness...even partnered and married people feel lonely too. It's when you attach something to it that makes it worse, like "I'm lonely, so I must be a loser". That's easy to do when you've been single for a really, really, long time. Single girls, this one's for you. It's Not You. It's just life, happening for you.