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Episode 82: Q & A with Barb and Michelle

September 12, 2023

Episode 82: Q & A with Barb and Michelle

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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  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

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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