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English, Social, 1 season, 170 episodes, 6 days, 16 hours, 57 minutes
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Listen along as besties-turned-co-hosts Allison and Ceara keep it real about their relationships, life after college, their careers, and whether or not they’ve already peaked in life (probably). New episodes every Friday, so sit back and relax, because we’re already friends here! Follow along on social @werealreadyfriends! For business inquiries, email [email protected]
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8 Dimensions of Wellness Series Recap + Catching Up

In this conversation, Allison and Ceara review the episodes from this year's 8 Dimensions of Wellness series and discuss the key takeaways from each guest. Guests from the 2024 series include: Environmental Wellness with Ansley Emerson Career Wellness with Sam Noddle Physical Wellness with Grace Frisella Nutritional Wellness with Liv Kaplan Spiritual Wellness with Emma MarschallIntellectual Wellness with Ceara + Allison Social Wellness with Lindsay Hornecker Emotional Wellness with Hannah HeidelSpiritual Wellness with Emma MarschallFinancial Wellness with Amber FrankhuizenThe main theme that emerges is the importance of finding balance and sustainability in all aspects of life. There will always be challenges, changes, highs and lows - so how can you incorporate these habits into your lifestyle so that you can lead a healthy happy life in every season.PS - This was probably the longest catch-up/girl chat we’ve ever had so if you’re in the mood for laughing, then you'll enjoy the first 30 minutes! LINKS: Yoga Place in Fresno, California - Tower Yoga, The Mandala Pitch Pizzeria in Dundee Lark Skincare SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: Get Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriends* For 50% off your first prescription order: prose.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/12/20241 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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How To Become Your Own Financial Guru with Amber Frankhuizen

168: The last, but certainly not least, episode in our 8 Dimensions of Wellness Series! Finishing off the series with a fun money conversation with Amber Frankhuizen was incredibly inspiring. She is the Founder, CEO, & Chief Strategist at AFMKTG. Her agency fills an unmet need in the market, merging the realms of art and real estate development to create and build edgy and elevated brands.Through her podcast, Old Money, Amber is on a mission to heal the financial fight-or-flight response by providing easy investing techniques for beginners and taking the fear out of managing one's finances. She also specializes in creating additional revenue streams and shares invaluable insights into navigating the world of luxury business.Amber discusses the importance of seeking inspiration and expanders in your life, overcoming jealousy and comparison, and changing money habits and stories. She emphasizes the need to treat money as a resource and tool, how to build capacity for wealth and success, treating your business like a business, the importance of setting healthy career boundaries, strategies for moving up in income brackets, and avoiding the golden handcuffs.CHAPTERS:(00:00) Introduction to Financial Wellness(19:07) The Connection Between Emotions and Money(23:13) Practical Strategies for Managing Finances(26:45) Overcoming Limiting Beliefs About Wealth(29:39) Shifting Mindset: Focusing on Resources, Joy, and Freedom(30:35) Neutralizing Money: Viewing it as a Resource and Tool(32:27) Developing the Capacity to Hold and Manage Money(34:04) Avoiding the Trap of Golden Handcuffs(37:30) Healthy Boundaries and Prioritization in Business(45:31) Empowering Individuals to Build Their Own Wealth with Old Money PodcastMENTIONS:Alta Bakery - Monterrey, CAAmber Book Rec - Psychology of Money by Morgan HouselLoud Budgeting ArticleOld Beater Car TikTokThe Cape, A Thompson Hotel in CaboAmber’s Instagram - @amberincaliforniaAFMKTG Instagram - @afmktgAFMKTG WebsiteOld Money Podcast SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: Get Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/5/20241 hour, 27 seconds
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WWYBD?! Situationships, Icks and Getting Friendzoned

In this episode, Ceara and Allison are back with their monthly advice segment, “What Would Your Bestie Do?!” We address dealing with icks in a relationship, navigating a situation-ship, waiting for the right timing, moving from the friend zone to a relationship, determining if someone likes you, avoiding putting someone on a pedestal, and reminding yourself of your worthiness.Questions Answered:How do I overcome some icks about my partner?What to do when the timing is off with dating someone?How can I tell if we're in the friend zone or if they have feelings for me?How to stop putting people on pedestals on the first date?How to feel deserving of a good, loving relationship?Mentions:Video About ‘Sick of Effortless Cool Girl’Mon Cave Wine Bar in OmahaCitizenM Hotel in AustinSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: Rosetta Stone - learn a new language today! RosettaStone.com/TODAY for 50% off!Honeylove - bras and shapewear, use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a discountGet Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code alreadyfriends for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/* Check out undefined and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: undefinedAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/29/202448 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mental Health, Mood Disorders and Medicine with Hannah Heidel / @nourisheddgirl

166: Continuing with our 8 dimensions of wellness series, we are joined by Hannah Heidel, who is a master's student of holistic nutrition science. She goes by the social media handle @ nourisheddgirl where she shares a variety of wellness content of her journey and conscious lifestyle. You’ll find vulnerable and heart-centered videos featuring her routines, grocery shopping, recipes, self-care activities, her experience with anxiety and opening up about the reality of her healing process.TAKEAWAYS:Authenticity is key on social media. Being true to yourself and sharing both the good and the bad can create a safe space for others.Prioritizing mental health is essential. It's important to listen to your body, set boundaries, and make choices that support your well-being.Comparison on social media can be toxic. Being mindful of who you follow and how it makes you feel is crucial for maintaining a positive mental state.Saying no is necessary for self-care. It's important to prioritize your own needs and not feel guilty about setting boundaries.Reconnecting with hobbies and engaging in inner child healing can bring joy and help in the healing process.MENTIONS: Hannah Heidel: Instagram, TikTokSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: Rosetta Stone - learn a new language today! RosettaStone.com/TODAY for 50% off!Honeylove - bras and shapewear, use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a discountGet Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code alreadyfriends for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/* Check out undefined and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: undefinedAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/22/202450 minutes, 7 seconds
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Making Friends in a New City + Social Wellness with Lindsay Hornecker

165: Continuing on with our 8 Dimensions of Wellness series, we have today’s topic: Social Wellness! This week we have on Ceara’s friend, Lindsay Hornecker, to talk all things moving to a new city, making new friends, friendships evolving, and more. Allison and Ceara also catch up in the intro about Ceara’s recent bachelorette trip to Puerto Rico, Allison’s update on her Airbnb hosting journey, a documentary being filmed outside Allison’s apartment and more. Takeaways from our Convo with Lindsay: Moving to a new city can be a unique and exciting adventure, but it can also be challenging to make new friends.Finding a connector, someone who can introduce you to new people and help you expand your social circle can be a game-changer in making friends.Friendships evolve, and it's important to invest in those who invest in you. Prioritize the friends who consistently show up and make an effort.Joining clubs or groups centered around shared interests, such as running clubs, can be a great way to meet like-minded people and build new friendships.LINKS:Ep 107, Social Wellness 2023 Part 1 with Dr. Chelsea ShieldsEp 108, Social Wellness 2023 Part 2 with Dr. Chelsea ShieldsLindsay Hornecker: Instagram, LinkedInSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 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! Honeylove - bras and shapewear, use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a discountGet Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code alreadyfriends for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/* Check out undefined and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: undefinedAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/15/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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Being a Lifelong Learner + Intellectual Wellness

Continuing our 8 Dimensions of Wellness Series, Allison and Ceara tackle Intellectual Wellness and discuss the importance of being lifelong learners. Takeaways: Intellectual wellness is essential for personal growth and can serve as a foundation for other dimensions of wellness. Take ownership of your future by identifying the skills and knowledge you want to acquire and seeking out resources to learn them.Develop time management skills to make time for learning and avoid mindless scrolling on social media.Nurture your passions and explore topics that genuinely interest you to make learning more enjoyable.Access free information on the internet through books, articles, videos, and online courses.Learn from mentors, whether through formal mentorship programs or by seeking guidance from experienced individuals in your field.Explore local museums and libraries for opportunities to learn and expand your knowledge.Engage in info swapping with friends, setting aside dedicated time to learn from each other's expertise and experiences.SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 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! Honeylove - bras and shapewear, use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a discount! Get Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code alreadyfriends for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/* Check out undefined and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: undefinedAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/8/20241 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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Radical Self-Acceptance, Feminine Energy, and Soul Work with Emma Marschall

Emma Marschall is a holistic wellness coach, breathwork coach, and conscious branding entrepreneur. She supports women in leading lives of radical self-expression and sovereignty. She is the host of the “Love Among Us” podcast and the creator of “Brand Alchemy”, which is her coaching container that helps women build a soul-led brand. This is part of our 8 Dimensions of Wellness series that does a deep dive into each area of wellness - emotional, financial, career, spiritual, environment, social, physical, nutrition, and intellectual. TakeawaysDon't let fear hold you back from communicating with others. Reach out, give compliments, and start conversations.Consistency in showing up on social media is more important than going deep every time. Start by sharing simple things and gradually open up.Put yourself out there on social media with a genuine purpose and transformation in mind. Focus on providing value and connecting with like-minded individuals.Practice mindfulness and radical self-acceptance as the foundation of your spiritual journey.Reconnect with your feminine energy and honor the natural cycles of your body.Identify your soul work by exploring what you are good at and what you love. Believe in yourself and be willing to try and fail.A good friend sees and accepts you in your entirety, supports your evolution, and loves you unconditionally.Emma Marschall's Socials: Instagram, TikTok, WebsiteSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 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! Get Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code alreadyfriends for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/1/202454 minutes, 10 seconds
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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 ChoicesMENTIONS: Allison's Tulum Recs (Otti, Holistika, Temezcal)Ansley's Episode - Environmental WellnessSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 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! Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone! Get 50% off with link https://www.rosettastone.com/TODAYGet Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code alreadyfriends for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/23/202449 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 KaplanMENTIONS:Liv Kaplan InstagramLiv Kaplan TikTokSign Up for Liv's NewsletterComing Soon: Her New Course!SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 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! Get Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code alreadyfriends for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/16/202459 minutes, 21 seconds
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Secret Hater Friends, Putting Labels on People and Ditching Perfectionism

160: In this episode, Allison and Ceara have a casual chat about various topics. They discuss baking pumpkin bars, their experiences with Airbnb, their fitness routines, and their plans for the future. 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. Allison talks about her upcoming trip to Tulum and an update on her sobriety journey.The conversation then shifts to a discussion on friendship advice on TikTok and the concept of secret hater friends. They end the episode by discussing the etiquette of birthday dinners. In this conversation, the hosts discuss various topics including splitting the bill, drinking and 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 TulumSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 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! Get Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!If you enjoyed this episode, we would 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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code alreadyfriends for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/9/202458 minutes, 13 seconds
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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.TakeawaysPersonal 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 FriendOur Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/2/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
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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 RelationshipMENTIONS:Eli Rallo's Live Show in St. Louis - Come hang with Ceara Feb 2nd at City Winery! Beauty Tourism TikTokAllison’s Friends Joshua Tree AirbnbsAuthentic Sex Podcast7 Years of Dating TikTok / The 5 Stages of RelationshipSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 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! Get Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Shopify and use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/26/202451 minutes, 28 seconds
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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.MENTIONS:Connect with Sam on Linked InWahoo Fish Photo on Sam’s InstagramAksarben Run Club in OmahaAirstream Bar - Sonny’s Men’s Fashion Store - A PriorInner Rail Food HallSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: 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! Get Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Go to Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! 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!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Shopify and use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/19/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 52 seconds
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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.”  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 InstagramAnsley Emerson Website with All OfferingsApplication to Work with Ansley for 3-6 MonthsSingle 1:1 Session to Get Unstuck $111Anima Mundi Herbals COME TO BALI WITH US! Sign ups for our Bali 2024 group trips 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!North Bali Itinerary // August 24th - 31st, 2024South Bali Itinerary // September 1st - 7th, 2024Sign 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! 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! 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!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Shopify and use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/12/202452 minutes, 24 seconds
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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!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 CreditsInBody ScanIntelligent Change’s 5 Minute JournalWithin Journal from Tiana GidleyCeara’s Budgeting App - Rocket MoneyWim Hof Breathwork - YouTubeSELF HELP BOOK RECS FOR 2024:The Four AgreementsThe Untethered SoulThe Surrender Experiment101 Essays That Will Change The Way You ThinkThe Mountain Is YouQuit Like A WomanAtomic HabitsHow To Be A Bad Ass At Making MoneyThe Courage to be DislikedThe Power of NowA New Earth - Awakening to Your Life’s PurposeFUN / NON-FICTION BOOK RECS FOR 2024:The Midnight LibraryStash by Laura Cathcart RobbinsThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (all 3 books in the series)A Thousand Splendid Suns It Girl by Ruth WareThe Paris Apartment by Lucy FoleyThe Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesIt Ends With UsIt Starts With UsFollow 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/alreadyfriendsSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Shopify and use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/5/20241 hour, 1 minute, 23 seconds
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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/baliPodcast Episode “Recap of Our Costa Rica Group Trip!”North Bali ItinerarySouth Bali ItineraryFollow our Instagram @alreadyfriendspodcast for updates! Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com* Check out Shopify and use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/3/202418 minutes, 23 seconds
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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!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! 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!MENTIONS:Ceara’s Water Filter for Sink + Shower (Hydroviv) Allison’s Scar Gel from Ronert MDBrewdog Non-Alcoholic BeersAthletic Non-Alcoholic BeersRowdy Mermaid Good Mood Soda SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/29/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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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 PatreonSPONSORS + 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.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! 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!LINKS: Kelly AKA @BasicBookz TikTok How To Start A Podcast PDF GuideAllison - Groceries w/ A Friend Reel Allison’s 1,000 Days w/o Alcohol PostSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/22/202347 minutes, 13 seconds
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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.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! 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!MENTIONS:Ceara’s Wrinkle Tape:Our Lagree Studio: PLNKAllison’s Organ Capsules: Ancient NutritionAllison’s Gua Sha Oil: Illuminating EssentialsJoin our Patreon Page for January Virtual CallsLINKS TO PAST AFP RELATED EPISODES:Human Design 101 with Rebekah JoyGetting Out of A Reading Slump How to Reflect on Your YearHow to Embrace HyggeHow to Be Resourceful - $5 on WebsiteOur Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/* Check out Factor 75 and use my code alreadyfriends50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/15/202351 minutes, 17 seconds
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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, MexicoChablé Maroma - A luxury beachfront hotel in Riviera MayaBOOKS + RESOURCES:The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah AdeleThe Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai BachmanTeaching Yoga Beyond the Poses by Sage RountreeA New Look At The Science of Yoga by Eddie SternYoga Practice and Philosophy by Swami SitaramanandaBreathing Techniques - ArticleWim Hof Breathwork - YouTubeOko Living Plant Dyed Mat YOGA CREATORS:Alexa Buda / Julia Iz /Helena (Face Yoga) / Sjana Elise / Jessica Olie  SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/8/202352 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 subscriptionQuince - High Quality Essentials, Radically Low PricesRocket Money Financial AppBack Market - Legit Refurbished Tech Market  Scalp MassagerMielle Rosemary Hair OilSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/1/202353 minutes, 41 seconds
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WWYBD?! Living With Parents, Dealing w/ 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, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Acorns & Proactiv: https://www.acorns.com/ ||| https://www.proactiv.com/* Check out BetterHelp and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/24/202337 minutes, 29 seconds
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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 CitySober Networking Group - Sip Steady Book Rec for Entrepreneurs - Traction by Gino WickmanBook Rec from Amber’s Husband - She Comes First by Ian KernerBook Rec - Altar Ego by by Craig GroeschelAMBER'S LINKS: Seasons of Sobriety - Purchase on AmazonNewsletter Signup - Amber’s Poetry Website Amber Michele Poetry Instagram, TikTokAmber Michele Film Instagram, TikTokBook Launch Party November 30th in Kansas City at Greenwood Social Hall -RSVP on EventbriteStellar Image Studios Instagram, WebsiteSPONSORS + 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!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Acorns & Proactiv: https://www.acorns.com/ ||| https://www.proactiv.com/* Check out BetterHelp and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/17/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 57 seconds
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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 beWhat food to serve? Should guests bring a dish?How to ensure not everyone brings the same dishDrink ideas for your guests Tips for being an amazing guest Tips for starting a conversation with anyoneAs 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 GameJane’s Instagram, TikTok, Linkedin Travel With Us! Future Group Trip SurveySPONSORS + 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!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Acorns & Proactiv: https://www.acorns.com/ ||| https://www.proactiv.com/* Check out BetterHelp and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.betterhelp.com/* Cook with your friends! Go to http://hellofresh.com/50alreadyfriends and use code 50alreadyfriends for 50% off your order and free shipping!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/10/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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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 BogotaLibertario Coffee CoJessie Lee PhotographyFuture Group Trip SurveySPONSORS + 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!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Acorns & Proactiv: https://www.acorns.com/ ||| https://www.proactiv.com/* Cook with your friends! Go to http://hellofresh.com/50alreadyfriends and use code 50alreadyfriends for 50% off your order and free shipping!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/3/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 15 seconds
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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.comThe Salon Grace Works At - Hank and Ax Oribe Supershine Moisturizing CreamOribe Dry Texturizing SprayGrace Mickells Instagram Grace’s TikTokGrace’s Like To Know ItSPONSORS + 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!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Acorns & Proactiv: https://www.acorns.com/ ||| https://www.proactiv.com/* Check out BetterHelp : https://www.betterhelp.com/* Cook with your friends! Go to http://hellofresh.com/50alreadyfriends and use code 50alreadyfriends for 50% off your order and free shipping!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/27/202357 minutes, 42 seconds
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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, MissouriSuperfood Latte (Coffee Alternative)Healthillie - Caption About AgingAllison - Lemon 8 Cortisol PostTikTok About Being Sick in USAllison’s Favorite New Balances (530 Sea Salt)Allison’s Door Lock - Smonet Smart LockCeara’s Hands-Free Dog LeashAllison’s Mandrn Bags - code ‘allisonwetig15’ Photo of Peaches On BikeAllison’s - Lemon 8 Walking PostForm by Sami ClarkSPONSORS + 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!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Acorns & Proactiv: https://www.acorns.com/ ||| https://www.proactiv.com/* Check out BetterHelp : https://www.betterhelp.com/* Cook with your friends! Go to http://hellofresh.com/50alreadyfriends and use code 50alreadyfriends for 50% off your order and free shipping!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/20/20231 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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How To Prepare For A Long Trip

Since we both just went on longer trips and as of this episode going live, we will be on a longer trip (Already Friends Podcast Trip to Costa Rica whoop whoop!), it was on our minds to prepare for longer travels. This episode's topic goes way beyond just packing your suitcase. We also talk about preparing your home, the mental side, to-do lists, financial planning and other random tips that we have discovered that help us prepare for traveling so we have the best time and come home feeling refreshed. Links:Robot Commits Suicide Diary of A CEO - AI VideoCeara Book Rec: The Midnight Library by Matt HaigBlack Zipper Bag for SuitcaseMandrn Fanny Packs - Code ‘allisonwetig15’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!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp : https://www.betterhelp.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/13/20231 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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Netherlands: Community, Cycling and Contrasts to America

We both went to the Netherlands in the last few weeks and wanted to do a deep dive into the contrasts between the Dutch and American cultures and how we think it impacts our overall health and well-being. A really cool part of traveling is to take inspiration from a place so this episode is not meant to hate on the United States, it’s more about how we are inspired by elements of the Dutch lifestyle and how we can incorporate more of those practices, routines and systems into our lives!We are also not unique in taking inspiration from the Dutch. The Netherlands' innovative and progressive approach to various societal issues has made it a source of inspiration for countries seeking solutions to common challenges. Its lessons in sustainability, social inclusivity, and urban planning continue to shape global conversations and influence policy decisions in many parts of the world.The Netherlands' cycling culture is renowned worldwide. Amsterdam, in particular, is often cited as one of the most bike-friendly cities globally. Socially they are open-minded and tolerant. They’re decades ahead of other first-world countries in terms of urban planning and infrastructure. The Netherlands also has a robust social welfare system that includes universal healthcare, unemployment benefits, and other social services. This safety net helps reduce the impact of income inequality.Americans have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, with many individuals pursuing their own businesses and startups. The "American Dream" often revolves around the idea of personal success, achievements and financial independence. The concept of self-reliance is deeply ingrained in American culture. Personal privacy is highly valued, and individuals often have a strong desire to protect their personal information and space. Think - blinds closed, privacy fences, gated communities, etc. The United States has one of the highest income inequality levels among developed countries. The wealth gap between the rich and the poor has been widening for decades.We unpack all of this and more in today’s episode. 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 and their newest skincare innovation, Proactiv Clean. Head to Proactiv.com and use promo code ALREADYFRIENDS to get 20% off!LINKS: Untuckit - Ceara’s VideoAllison’s Netherlands PDF - New Wave Travel GuidesSt Louis Pumpkin Patch - Eckhert’s MillstadtOmaha Pumpkin Patch - Vala’sHuman Design Episode #134 HD Chart Reading with Rebekah - Code ‘alreadyfriends’ for $20 offSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp : https://www.betterhelp.com/* Check out HelloFresh: http://hellofresh.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/6/202355 minutes, 32 seconds
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WWYBD?! Budgeting, Time Management and Mom/Daughter Relationships

WWYBD is our recurring monthly advice segment, ‘What would your bestie do?’ Submit your questions via our website anytime. Submissions are always anonymous.We answer -What are your tips for budgeting? I’m feeling so overwhelmed with how expensive it is to live these days and would love to hear some ideas on how to have fun free date nights or ways to spend time with friends that aren't just going to a bar or out to eat! How do you save for travel when you have bills?How to survive through university, especially time management, any tips? Also what are your best study methods that worked for you?Lately I’ve been really overwhelmed with my relationship with my mom. She has always been a little nosy in my personal life (she would read my journals/diaries growing up). Because of that I have always been hesitant to share things with her because now she tends to gossip to others about what I tell her. I know that I need to have a conversation with her about boundaries/privacy but I am just nervous she will get upset or mad at me. Any advice for what to say?LINKS: Allison’s Lemon 8 Self-Care Sunday PostYouTube Videos - Cycling in EuropeAFP Episode with Mikayla Jai on Money MindsetAFP Episode with Brady on BudgetingAFP Episode with Erin ConfortiniAllison’s Pages - @theomahalocal Instagram and TikTok Ceara Book Recommend - Boundaries: When to Say Yes; How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John TownsendGaia Provides - To get Gaia Provides CBD for your dog, head to GaiaProvides.com and use promo code ALREADYFRIENDS for 20% off your order.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 and their newest skincare innovation, Proactiv Clean. Head to Proactiv.com and use promo code ALREADYFRIENDS to get 20% off!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out HelloFresh: http://hellofresh.com* Check out Proactiv and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.proactiv.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/29/202346 minutes, 9 seconds
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I Lost My Job and Moved to Colombia: Solo vs. Group Travel, Being Authentic on the Internet and Ayahuasca Adventures with Kaylen of @KaylenDoesStuff

In this episode, we have on entrepreneur, storyteller, and travel content creator Kaylen of @KaylenDoesStuff. In this whirlwind episode, Kaylen details what it was like working remotely in Colombia, getting laid off, her path to becoming a travel content creator, starting her group travel company “Lucky Voyage”, an unforgettable ayahuasca experience, and more. Kaylen's story is a rollercoaster of adventure.Kaylen also shares how she went from being afraid to fly to becoming a seasoned traveler. She tells us her most outrageous and hilarious travel stories from across the globe, highlighting the lessons she's learned along the way. Prepare to be both entertained and inspired as she serves up a mix of funny stories and invaluable travel advice.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 and their newest skincare innovation, Proactiv Clean. Head to Proactiv.com and use promo code ALREADYFRIENDS to get 20% off!LINKS: Kaylen’s IG @kaylenmj, TikTok @kaylendoesstuffKaylen’s Travel Company Lucky Voyage // (Costa Rica Trip Live Now) SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp : https://www.betterhelp.com/* Check out HelloFresh: http://hellofresh.com* Check out Proactiv and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.proactiv.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/22/202359 minutes, 59 seconds
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Getting Out Of A Reading Slump

In this episode, we dive into everything reading, and more specifically, tips for how to get out of a reading slump. As two gals who used to be avid readers, life happened, and we fell off the bandwagon. More recently, we’ve both fallen back in love with reading and in this episode, we chat about everything from our favorite book genres to the cozy spots that make reading pure bliss.We cover:Our favorite book genresOur favorite spots to read and best practices (in a cozy chair, park, hammock, in the sun, leaving our phones inside, etc)Our love of library cards and its benefits Thoughts on e-books and audiobooksTips on how to get into reading if you don’t love it or have lost your passion for itClocking books you’ve read on GoodreadsOur thoughts on not finishing a book if you aren’t vibingHow to decide if you should buy or borrow a bookWe also take a little convo detour to talk about probiotics and eating fermented foodsSPONSORS + 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 and their newest skincare innovation, Proactiv Clean. Head to Proactiv.com and use promo code ALREADYFRIENDS to get 20% off!LINKS: Allison New Airbnb ListingLibrary Apps: Libby App, Hoopla Cocoyo Probiotic Yogurt The Coconut Cult Probiotic Yogurt How Probiotics Work (Article)Ceara Non-Fiction Recs - Anything by Malcolm Gladwell, Eckhart TolleCeara Thriller Fiction Recs: Verity, It Girl, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Paris Apartment, It Ends With Us Allison’s Current Read - Cultured Food In A JarQuick Reads to Get Out of A Reading Slump TikTok Eartheater by Dolores Reyes - The Fast-Paced Thriller Book that got Ceara out of her reading slumpOur Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp : https://www.betterhelp.com/* Check out HelloFresh: http://hellofresh.com* Check out Proactiv and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.proactiv.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/15/202345 minutes, 49 seconds
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Italy Destination Wedding + Euro Summer Debrief w/ McKenna Rip

In this episode, Ceara has on her recently married little sister McKenna Rip (R.I.P. to McKenna Kirkpatrick) to talk about her destination wedding in Tuscany, Italy. They also talk about traveling around Europe for three weeks together and their shenanigans around Italy, Czechia, and The Netherlands. McKenna dives into what it was really like planning and hosting 50 of her closest friends and family in Italy for a wedding. She talks about how she and Julian decided on having their wedding in Italy, how they picked a venue without having visited beforehand, what a wedding like this costs, and more. LINKS: McKenna’s Instagram McKenna’s TikTok Page (has tons of videos on planning her Italy wedding)Lake Como VRBO w/ Private Dock - TikTok, Link To BookLake Como Rental Boat Company McKenna’s Videographer Hannah Colburn: IG, TikTok McKenna's Wedding Photographer - Anna Mantini Canal Motorboats - Amsterdam Boat Rental Ceara Maid of Honor Speech TikTok McKenna and Julian’s Wedding VenueHow to Live Stream on Facebook 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!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp : https://www.betterhelp.com/Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/8/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 51 seconds
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Embracing Vulnerability: Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energies for Mental Health and Healing

In this episode, Allison is joined by her partner Clay for an honest and introspective conversation about mental well-being, facing insecurities, cultivating more self-awareness and removing the masks we wear to the outer world. We are still very much navigating this territory but wanted to let listeners in on what we have been going through lately. We share our transformative journeys hitting rock bottom as a pathway to profound healing and growth. When you can’t get any further down on yourself, the only way to go is up. The path to honoring your highest self is illuminated when you feel your emotions, open up about your struggles and take courageous steps towards embracing all facets of your being. Some of the talking points we cover are journaling as a mental health practice, developing a morning routine to help remain more grounded throughout the day, overcoming people-pleasing tendencies and what was at the root of our depression. If you find yourself struggling with your mental health, we encourage you to be vulnerable with yourself and your loved ones. This requires feminine traits of self-compassion and listening to your intuition. This also requires embracing masculine traits of strength and courage to take action on getting the help you deserve. Balancing masculine and feminine energies involves recognizing and integrating both sets of qualities into your life. It's about understanding that everyone possesses elements of both energies, regardless of their gender. Finding equilibrium between them can lead to a more well-rounded and holistic approach to decision-making, relationships, and personal growth.Mentions:Stutz Documentary with Jonah Hill on NetflixStutz Interview on Armchair ExpertFree Mental Health Screening via MindwisePrevious Episodes with Clay:The Reality of Doing 75 HardClean Healthy Living with Clay and ConnorAn Honest Conversation About DrinkingSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out BetterHelp : https://www.betterhelp.com/* Check out Gaia Provides and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.gaiaprovides.com/* Check out HelloFresh: http://hellofresh.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/1/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 42 seconds
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WWYBD: Is It Time To Close A Friendship Chapter?

This is the third episode in our friendship series that talks through the different stages we go through with friends. The first part of the series was episode #129 about making and maintaining friends. The second part was last week’s episode #135 about growing pains  (definitely listen to that first to see if there’s a way to resolve the conflict or tension if you want to try continuing a friendship before ending it). However, if you’ve done everything you can and are feeling unaligned in this relationship - then it might be time to close a friendship chapter. This episode will be your guide to help navigate any similar situations you might be experiencing now or likely will at some point in the future. As changing and ever-evolving humans, it’s only natural that our friendships are going to change as well. It’s tough and we’re here right there with you guys. We candidly share some of our experiences that led us to want to discuss this as today’s topic. There’s a lot of practical advice that can be taken away from this conversation such as signs to look out for like growing apart, one-sided friendships, negative influence and a lack of support. We conclude with a list of questions you can ask yourself to help reflect before making any decisions. To submit an anonymous WWYBD question, visit this tab on our website.LINKS: 1404 Booth at Hutchfest Sept 3rdCeara’s Away SuitcaseAllison’s Samsonite Freeform Suitcase7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Ending a Friendship via The EveryGirlSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Gaia Provides and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.gaiaprovides.com/* Check out HelloFresh: http://hellofresh.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/25/20231 hour, 1 second
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Navigating Friendship Growing Pains and Moving Forward Together

You’re either growing together or you’re growing apart. If you want deep, authentic friendships - growing pains are inevitable. We know you don’t just want to be acquaintances with everyone and flee when the going gets tough so today we unpack why growing pains happen, how to navigate these pressure points and how to repair the situation so you can move forward. This was an eye opening self-reflection topic for us as well as we were having a lot of real-time realizations as we were talking it out. We hope this helps you understand, nurture and heal some of the relationships in your current life or somewhere in the future!MENTIONS:Our Core Values Episode #121SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert.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.To get Gaia Provides CBD for your dog, head to GaiaProvides.com and use promo code ALREADYFRIENDS for 20% off your order.*Using these links to purchase helps support our show so thank you in advance! SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Gaia Provides and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.gaiaprovides.com/* Check out HelloFresh: http://hellofresh.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/18/202345 minutes, 38 seconds
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Human Design 101: Unlock Your Life’s Purpose w/ Rebekah Joy

Ceara and Allison had 1:1 Human Design chart readings with entrepreneur, guide and podcaster Rebekah Joy. We were both absolutely wowed by what we discovered about ourselves in these individual sessions and immediately knew we had to have her on to share about Human Design with our community. Rebekah describes Human Design as your unique blueprint, the manual that shows you how to navigate the world with your innate skills and gifts. Her goal is to help others reach their authentic zone of genius. If you work with her individually she will help you reignite the connection with yourself by releasing limiting beliefs, unblocking your fears and uncovering your deepest desires.In this episode, we share our personal experiences with our chart readings and Rebekah breaks down the fundamental components of Human Design, such as the various energy types, authority centers, and profile numbers. She shares why you might want to get a Human Design chart reading so you can become more in-tune with yourself, learn more about your natural gifts, the way you might perceive the world and how it can empower us to embrace our authentic selves. LINKS: Bowood by Niche (Euro Style Restaurant in St. Louis)Allison’s AirBnbRebekah Joy InstagramRebekah’s Podcast - Joy RideGet Your Chart via Jenna Zoe“if you’re chasing something, that means it’s already running away from you. vibrate at the energy of things you want to attract.”SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Sponsors:* Check out Gaia Provides and use my code ALREADYFRIENDS for a great deal: https://www.gaiaprovides.com/* Check out HelloFresh: http://hellofresh.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/11/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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Joining A Sorority: Is It Worth It? Our Experiences. Plus, How To Stand Out During Sorority Recruitment

In this episode, we share all about our Greek life experiences from recruitment to making friends to living in the house. It’s definitely not for everyone but there are a lot of positives to being in a sorority that we are grateful for to this day. We both think it’s something that you get out what you put in! We also share a lot of tangible tips for someone who is going through recruitment. We answer all these questions:Do you do research on the houses beforehand or should you go in blind? How do you maintain conversation? How do you stand out? What do you wear? How do you know which house is best for you? What do we wish we knew before we joined? How can you make sorority life a great experience?LINKS:Friday Morning Swim Club (7am Chicago)Omaha Riverfront RevitalizationPerennial Homestead Farm EventSorority Recruitment Episode 2022Taking Care of Your Voice SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/4/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 33 seconds
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WWYBD?! Ghosting, Crushes, Stolen Business Ideas and More w/ Logan Armstrong

In this episode, Ceara has on friend and entrepreneur Logan Armstrong to help answer listener-submitted questions! From getting ghosted by a best friend, to having a crush on a friend’s brother, to a stolen business idea, we cover it all in today’s episode. Logan Armstrong is a travel filmmaker and founder of a new lifestyle fashion brand Evoke Amore. Logan talks about his journey launching his business and shares some entrepreneurship lessons and advice. Evoke Amore is a bespoke men's fashion line with unisex accessories like sunglasses, wallets, scarves, and more. You can shop Evoke Amore in the coming months at evokeamore.co.MENTIONS:Logan Armstrong: Instagram, TikTokEvoke Amore: Website, InstagramSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/28/202357 minutes, 33 seconds
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Business Insurance: A Beginner’s Guide with Ben Topping of biBERK

We know many of our listeners are entrepreneurs and small business owners (or aspiring to be) so we wanted to have an educational conversation about insurance. It’s a topic that often gets overlooked but is crucial to protect you and your business from unexpected events. Unfortunately, it’s not usually a matter of ‘if’ something will happen but ‘when’ so we want to empower our community with peace of mind so they can spend more time running their business and less time worrying.biBERK Small Business Insurance has been a sponsor of Already Friends for the past few months and we are really excited to bring Ben Topping onto our show to share about his journey with a career in insurance and the many valuable insights he’s learned along the way; including real-life scenarios and examples that make this topic easy and relatable to listen to.We hope this conversation helps demystify the negative stigmas surrounding insurance, provides key considerations when choosing an insurance agency and essential questions to ask your agent.We conclude with our signature question: "To you, what makes a good friend?" This leads us to a heartwarming wrap-up about men's mental health, self-care habits, and the importance of fostering care and support among men.Entrepreneurship is full of challenges and uncertainties - your insurance policy doesn’t need to be one of them. You can get a quote online (using this link to purchase your insurance helps support our show so thank you in advance!)To work with Ben’s team in the Account Management Department, call 1-855-460-7471.SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/21/20231 hour, 33 seconds
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Finding Aligned Friendships and Activities To Do Together

Continuing last week’s conversation around friendship, we wanted to dive into how to attract friends who you can be your authentic self around. Perhaps you share similar lifestyles, passions, values and energy. We talk about the masks we wear around people, code-switching and self-censorship. These barriers can affect people getting to know the real us which stops them from also sharing the authentic version of them with you. This “filtered front” can be emotionally draining and hinder friendships from being as fun, filling or deep as they could if you both let your guard down. Then we share a bunch of activities to do with friends from spontaneous 1:1 meetups, coordinated group efforts, holiday-related gatherings to doing productive home projects together. There’s really something for everyone in this episode!MENTIONS: The MinimalistsBlue Sky Patio & PickleballDog Bath Frequency By BreedCeara’s Pickleball PaddlesThe 80/20 Rule PLNK Lagree Studio - Get Your First 3 Classes Free! STL Studio, Omaha Studio, Tulsa StudioSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/14/20231 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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How to Make (and Maintain) Friendships

Being the Already Friends podcast, it’s only fitting to have an episode dedicated entirely to making friends and maintaining your friendships. Making friends as an adult can feel challenging, and it may seem like everyone else already has their “bestie” or their friend group. In this episode, we dive deep into how to make friends, why it can feel challenging or frustrating to make new friends, how to maintain your friendships, what activities you can do with your friends, and more. MENTIONS: Art With Me Retreats + Workshops Beach Towns in Türkiye: Alaçatı and Çeşme Kaktüshan Butik Otel - Book on Hotels.comPatreon Episode on Solo Travel Solo Travel Episode: Tips, Stories and Why It’s Empowering (Sept. 2022)The Omaha Local TiktokSunset Boat Cruises in Southport, Bald Head Island, SC“Enjoy the Silence” Boat Tour: Saint Mary Boat in Çeşme, Türkiye1 Million Cups - Entrepreneurship Community Gatherings Let's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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WWYBD?! Life Advice from Spiritual Coach and Mentor Alejandra Dueñas

In this episode, Allison invited her friend Alejandra Dueñas to help answer questions that our community has asked us! Alejandra is a spiritual life coach and mentor who helps women heal their trauma, embody their fullest expression, and let go of the need to control in order to live a more fulfilling life. We knew she would have incredibly insightful answers to your questions and wow - her advice did not disappoint. We answer: How do you have an abundant mindset?What tips do you have for avoiding gossip and not talking negatively about others?Do you have any advice/tips on self-discipline and accountability when it comes to goals, new habits, lifestyle changes etc. I am having a really hard time staying motivated and forcing myself to keep up with things.I just got broken up with but like I’m a big way. My fiancé broke up with me 31 days before the wedding. How do I learn how to be okay being by myself again?I have a friend that I feel I’m starting to outgrow and don’t feel like we’re on the same page anymore. How do I distance myself from this person without affecting my friendships with others or without it being a big, obvious issue within my friend circle?WWYBD is our recurring monthly advice segment, ‘What would your bestie do?’ Submit your questions via our website anytime. Submissions are always anonymous.MENTIONS: Alejandra Dueñas InstagramAlejandra’s https://campsite.bio/alejandraduenas3 C’s Method ProgramJay Shetty’s Book - 8 Rules of LoveAllison’s Episode on the Just Go With It PodcastSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/30/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 3 seconds
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How To Get Paid to Travel w/ Julie Valentina, Travel Filmmaker

We are thrilled to welcome Julie Valentina, a 21-year-old travel filmmaker from Germany who gets paid to travel the world. She has traveled to over 37 countries for projects with tourism boards, travel brands, music artists on tour, and more. Julie shares how she built a career traveling the world and the reality of living out of a suitcase 24/7. She talks about the power of manifestation and visualization, and how she crafted her current reality as a filmmaker. Additionally, she shares some tips for how anyone can go get their dream job, whatever it may be. She proves that with a vision and some faith, anyone can turn their passion into a dream job.Ceara also shares her story about how she landed a job at Beautiful Destinations, the travel media company both she and Julie are freelancing with currently. Whether you’re an aspiring creative, a travel enthusiast, or someone also wanting inspiration to manifest their dreams, you’ll find value in this candid conversation (and equally be tempted to book a flight somewhere ASAP). LINKS:Julie's Instagram (@juliane.valentina)Ithra, Saudi Arabia Positive Affirmations on Spotify   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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/23/202350 minutes, 23 seconds
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Our Summer Bucket List

As the first day of summer is just around the corner, we thought it would be timely and fun to share our summer bucket lists with you! This isn’t your boring typical summer list - we’re giving you all kinds of inspiration from Brazilian waxes to boxing to chartering a boat to rollerblading! We candidly talk about some activities we’ve done in past summers that were noteworthy, some on our current list and end with a rapid-fire list of things that you could consider adding to your list. Bucket lists are a great way to hold yourself accountable to romanticize your day-to-day life and make the most of the good weather before fall comes!MENTIONS: Sunset Boat Cruises - Chartered Boat in Southport, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, NC Carolina Picnic Co - Luxury Picnic Experiences in Eastern NC St. Louis Hair Stylist - Samantha at Boulevard Hair CoOur New Podcast Chairs from Castlery - Paloma Bouclé Armchair, SnowLink x Lou Permanent JewelryKansas City AirstreamAustin AirstreamJoshua Tree AirstreamHuman Design Chart Reading with AlexisWilde House Manifestation Pad (Code ‘ALLISONW10’)AFP 75 Hard Episode Bare Republic Mineral Spray Sunscreen SPF 30 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/16/202356 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why You Might Be Overwhelmed and How To Ground Yourself When Life Gets Stressful

In our catch-up segment, we share our controversial hot take about the transparency of plastic surgery / physical enhancements and how this could affect someone’s confidence. We also do a deep dive into how women take on a lot of emotional labor can be just as, or even more demanding than physical labor and now these underlying societal expectations can leave us feeling exhausted. According to a Gallup poll - 34% of Americans reported that stress is completely overwhelming most days and we wanted to talk about what may be leading to these feelings of stress, anxiety and overwhelm. Bringing awareness around the causes can help one deal with the underlying issue so you can actually alleviate or eliminate the problem.We share some of our favorite practices and tips that we lean on when the going gets rough and ways to prioritize your personal well-being before all the demands around you. MENTIONS:Allison’s Favorite Meditations - 21 Days of Abundance with Deepak ChopraTikTok Video: How to Lay Down to Feel More Calm Stacie Tovar (CrossFit)SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/9/202357 minutes, 42 seconds
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What’s Currently Inspiring Us: People, Places, and Things

In this episode, the girls are together in person so listener’s get a solid catch up segment about Ceara’s upcoming road trip and Allison’s second hand shop. Then we dive into sharing about the people, places, and things that are currently lighting up our inner essence, fueling our creativity and encouraging us to romanticize everyday.{People } As two gals who spend a lot of time plugged into social media - we can't help but be inspired by the go-getter influencers with their entrepreneurial spirit, drive, and determination who motivates us to dream big and chase our own aspirations. {Places} Ceara is fully immersed in her travel era (even more than usual), exploring new destinations and embracing the excitement of spontaneous trips. On the other hand, Allison is finding inspiration in her local community and the unsung heroes that make little errands more enjoyable —the local banker who knows her name, the barista who makes her favorite iced matcha latte and the postal worker who is always reliable. She is discovering that there's so much to love right at home. Together, these experiences remind us of the magic that can be found in both the thrill of adventure and the comfort of familiar surroundings.{Things} Ask yourself what is inspiring you—even little objects around your house. Take silk eye masks, for example—they're not just for better sleep; they add a touch of luxury. Taking the time to craft your morning coffee by grinding the beans so you aren’t tempted to look at your phone first thing. And let's not forget the Peloton app, which hypes you up while you’re running to motivate you to push your limit?! So fun. These everyday items remind us to prioritize self-care and embracing objects and activities that bring joy.MENTIONS: Allie Rickard of The UNFLTRD Podcast Allie's Episode on Already Friends Podcast Funny AI TikTok Ceara Mentioned Emma Leger@KaylenDoesStuff on TiktokJessie YoungAshtyn BodensteinerVelcro Silk Eye MaskPeloton AppSmashbox PrimerElectric Gooseneck Kettle SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/2/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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WWYBD: Job Hunting, Backpacking and Journaling

In this episode, we are together in person! Ceara is in Omaha for the week so the girls are hanging out, getting work done and meeting up with other friends. We answer listener’s questions about discouraging job hunts, how much to prepare for a long backpacking trip and our favorite methods for journaling and organization.WWYBD is our recurring monthly advice segment, ‘What would your bestie do?’ Submit your questions via our website anytime. Submissions are always anonymous.MENTIONS:Cute Ashland Bakery - Fariner Kaylen Does Stuff - TikTokWithin Journal from Tiana Gidley CreativePapier Custom JournalsAllison Amazon StorefrontCeara Amazon StorefrontConnor's Fave Protein - NakedAllison's Fave Proteins - Morlife & Sprout Living EpicSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/26/202345 minutes, 12 seconds
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An Honest Conversation About Drinking Pt. 3: Discussing Alcohol Neutrality

With Allison’s two year (alcohol) sober-versary coming up, we were candidly talking about alcohol and society’s focus on alcohol at so many events, holidays and special occasions. With the growing sober-curious movement, we’re finally seeing more people openly speak up about their relationships with alcohol, which we think is really encouraging for people who need to hear those messages. The flip side is that we’ve noticed a divide occurring between ‘drinkers’ and ‘non-drinkers.’ We’ve both been at events on nights where we chose not to drink and were questioned “why aren’t you drinking?” so we’re sure this happens with others as well! It can be uncomfortable if it’s not the appropriate and safe setting to share your story whether that’s as simple as wanting to drive home, get up early the next day, pregnant or abuse - it’s a personal choice.  It got us thinking how our society always wants there to be ‘two sides’ and how you’re supposed to choose a side. We see this with politics, gender identity and so many other avenues. We hope by facilitating this conversation about ‘alcohol neutrality’ that it can help bridge a gap between people so we can all coexist and do what works best for each of us individually. MENTIONS:Episode #29 - An Honest Conversation About Drinking Part 1 Episode #81 - An Honest Conversation About Drinking Part 2Omaha Zoo - New ElephantsAllison’s Airbnb is Live! - ViewSah D’Simone - Celebrate vs Coping Lauren Elizabeth has an awesome YouTube video and podcast about her sober journeyBOOKS:Quit Like A Woman by Holly WhitakerThe Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine GrayWe Are The Luckiest by Laura McKowenSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/19/202338 minutes, 30 seconds
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How Our Core Values Can Lead To Conflict In Our Most Valuable Relationships

Allison and Ceara get real about how our core values can sometimes get in the way of understanding others, and why acknowledging these differences is key to avoiding conflict. We discuss the importance of taking time to self-reflect on our own role in a situation, acknowledging the other person’s intentions and seeing things from both people's perspectives. Life happens and there are going to be times when we upset others or others upset us so we wanted to candidly talk about giving others grace, the value of good communication, and how avoiding small issues can help us avoid unnecessary drama, big fights and maybe even breakups!.SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthPranamat: Pranamat is an acupressure mat that helps relieve various types of pain. Use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a 10% discount on all sets!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/12/202344 minutes, 48 seconds
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WWYBD?! The Real BFF Talk You’ve Been Craving with Life Lessons and Advice

In this episode, we catch up on our personal lives and share some exciting updates. Allison has finally taken up boxing after being interested in it for quite some time and her Airbnb unit is coming along - hopefully launching soon, so stay tuned for details on that! Ceara recently went on a brand trip to Branson and brought her friend Hannia. They had a fun time embracing what Ceara is officially coining as ‘Camp Tourism.’ As this is a WWYBD episode, we also answer a few listener-submitted questions related to career struggles and the pressure of comparing oneself to their partner. We also discuss the societal pressure of keeping up with the Joneses / social media culture. Finally, we reflect on the lessons that life has been teaching us and how we can apply them to our own journeys - specifically on the topics of imposter syndrome and healing from past wounds. SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthPranamat: Pranamat is an acupressure mat that helps relieve various types of pain. Use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a 10% discount on all sets!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/5/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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Plants and Self-Care: How Caring for Plants Can Reduce Stress, Increase Joy and Improve Our Health

Plant care is self-care. That’s Maria Failla of the Growing Joy with Plants Podcast’s motto.Maria Failla has built an entire career and podcast community around the practice and belief that plants are good for us physically, mentally, and spiritually. Maria is a New York-based “plant killer turned happy plant lady” on a mission to make the world a kinder and greener place by helping everyone successfully care for houseplants. A former Broadway performer, Maria now uses her voice to help her community of thousands of “plant friends” care for plants successfully, grow their indoor jungles, and cultivate more joy in their lives through the Growing Joy with Plants Podcast and her debut book “Growing Joy: The Plant Lover’s Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants). Plants, and the lessons that have come from caring for them, have been the single most impactful wellness tool in Maria’s life, and she hopes Growing Joy helps empower others to experience the incredible shifts that come from reconnecting with nature. SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthPranamat: Pranamat is an acupressure mat that helps relieve various types of pain. Use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a 10% discount on all sets!MENTIONS:Growing Joy: The Plant Lover’s Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants)Growing Joy with Plants - The Podcast Plant Personality QuizMaria’s Socials: Instagram, TikTok Gift Idea: Growing Joy Book + Philodendron PlantSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/28/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
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Creating An Eco-Friendly Brand with Jennifer Vinje, the Founder of Anueva Jewelry

In the spirit of Earth Day weekend, we wanted to celebrate by sharing ways to incorporate sustainable practices into our daily lives and by interviewing someone who has been creating waves in the world of eco-friendly entrepreneurship. Lucky for us, the founder of Anueva Jewelry, was able to come on our show and share her journey! Anueva Jewelry is all about sustainability, ethics, and timeless beauty rolled into one. They create fine jewelry that is nature and antique-inspired, using ethical gems and recycled gold. As they say on their website, ‘anueva is made for mermaids and mountaineers.’ Her pieces are not only incredibly beautiful, but they also tell a story of conscious consumerism and responsible sourcing. A purchase that you can feel good about is always a win!During our conversation, Jennifer Vinje shares how Anueva went from a small etsy shop to a large online business - and all the advice that came during that growth period. We talk about pivoting in your business and career, building a reliable team, scaling at a sustainable rate, making relations within your industry, setting boundaries early on and the importance of building your business around your life (not your life around your work). If you’re passionate about travel, nature, mindful consumption and entrepreneurship - then this episode will be right up your alley. We are honored to have had the opportunity to sit down with Jennifer today and hear her words of wisdom. If you’re in the market for an engagement ring or special-occasion jewelry piece, definitely keep Anueva in mind. MENTIONS: Anueva Jewelry - WebsiteAnueva Jewelry - InstagramAllison Zero Waste Shopping - TikTok SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthPranamat: Pranamat is an acupressure mat that helps relieve various types of pain. Use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a 10% discount on all sets!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/21/202350 minutes, 58 seconds
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How the ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness Series’ Changed Our Lives

This is the TLDL (too long didn’t listen) summary of what we learned from our ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness Series’ that kicked off in January. We interviewed experts in the fields of emotional, occupational, spiritual, social, physical/nutritional, environmental, financial and intellectual wellness. These were truly life-changing conversations that we are so grateful to have experienced. The information in these episodes can be incredibly impactful to one’s personal growth journey. It was an honor for us to share it with you!In this episode, we recap the general gist of what each episode entailed, what resonated with us the most, ‘AHA’ moments and key takeaways that we want to continue incorporating in our lives. We hope you enjoyed this series to start off 2023 and that some of the concepts, ideas and talks will stick with you into the future. This certainly isn’t the end of our wellness conversations, so if you did enjoy it, stick around! We already have our wheels turning on additional topics, projects and more. Subscribe to our email newsletter on our website to stay in the loop. Special thank you to our guests - Tiana Gidley, Ashley Stahl, Dheandra Nicolette, Dr. Chelsea Shields, Iliriana Balaj, Sydney Adams, Terri Cummings, Erin Confortini and Dr. Saundra Shillingstad. Be sure to follow their channels if you enjoyed their content!MENTIONS:Loneliness And Finding A Third Place Episode #77SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthPranamat: Pranamat is an acupressure mat that helps relieve various types of pain. Use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a 10% discount on all sets!SOCIAL LINKSAlready Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/14/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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Intellectual Wellness, Mindset and Self-Awareness w/ Dr. Saundra Shillingstad

Continuing with our ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness Series,’ we are joined today by Allison's mom who is a professor in the College of Education. We dive into our 8th and final dimension - Intellectual Wellness. Dr. Saundra Shillingstad believes that good intellectual wellness means the cognitive capacity to show up in the world as your authentic self.Saundra grew up in a household that encouraged creativity, curiosity and self-exploration. This support fostered a healthy home environment that allowed her to feel safe to be herself and do what she loved.On her lifelong pursuit of diverse real-world experiences and knowledge acquisition, Saundra has discovered many tools over the years that help keep her in a stable mindset. She shares her journey from living in a state of chaos to creating a life of peace, love and contribution.We talk about being present and pursuing your own path. Through our conversation, we realize how vital maintaining intellectual wellness is to the building the vibrant, healthy, balanced life of your dreams.SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthPranamat: Pranamat is an acupressure mat that helps relieve various types of pain. Use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a 10% discount on all sets!SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/7/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 22 seconds
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WWYBD?! Advice Segment: Sober-Curiosity, Balancing Social-Lives, Career Shifts and More

WWYBD is our ‘What Would Your Bestie Do?’ segment where we anonymously answer questions our community submitted via our website. If you have a question, you can ask it in our question box anytime and we’ll save it for the next WWYBD episode. In today’s episode, we also catch you guys up on what’s been going on in our lives lately! We’ve missed you and wanted to take the time to candidly talk. We answer your questions about navigating an alcohol-free lifestyle with friends who still drink often, how to maintain a social life once you’ve entered adulthood and have a lot of responsibilities, ways to avoid gossiping, creating a healthy relationship with food and what to do when you want to change careers but have already invested a lot into your current industry. Checkout our Spring Clean Episode from last spring.SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! Pranamat: Pranamat is an acupressure mat that helps relieve various types of pain. Use code ALREADYFRIENDS for a 10% discount on all sets!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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthMENTIONS:Spring Cleaning List Ceara’s UsingTikTok About GossipSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/31/202354 minutes, 47 seconds
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How To Improve Your Financial Wellness with Erin Confortini

Financial wellness is the ability to meet basic needs and manage money in both the short and long term. We know money can be a stressful topic so we wanted to make this conversation approachable and relatable. We wanted to bring on a guest that lives a similar lifestyle to most of us - loves to shop, travel, buy $8 lattes, live in a cute place and hang out with friends but has also found a way to prioritize saving, investing and planning for their future. We connected with Erin via social media. She works full-time as an auditor but is also a content creator on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube where she transparently shares her weekly spending, finance tips, budgeting tips and resources with her 200k+ community. In this episode, Erin shares her story how she has been able to learn financial literacy, create a budget for herself, live within her means and contribute to her long term goals. We dive into the topics of good and bad debt, saving strategies, bank accounts, credit cards, emergency funds and ways to improve one’s financial situation. Erin says to her, “financial wellness means setting up my life so that money is no longer a stresser nor the main driver in decision making day-to-day.”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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthbiBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show so thank you in advance! Book Recs:I Will Teach You To Be RichThe Simple Path To WealthRich Dad Poor DadSet For LifePodcast Recs:Bigger PocketsChooseFI Erin Confortini - LinkedInErin Confortini - TikTokErin Confortini - InstagramErin’s Budget SpreadsheetSOCIAL LINKSAlready Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5.55 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/24/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sydney Adams’ Tips for Physical Wellness: Movement, Meals and Morning Routines

Continuing with our ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness Series,’ we are joined today by Sydney Adams! She is a fitness and lifestyle influencer with over a million followers across her social media channels where she shares content about her daily routines, workout tips, healthy habits and nutrition. Sydney is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She was the first person we thought of to have on the show for the physical dimension of our wellness series. Sydney has a positive mindset that is incredibly contagious and is super passionate about helping others find confidence and be the best version of themselves. Her content has inspired people around the world and we’re so grateful she came on to share her journey and advice. MENTIONS:Sydney Adams - TikTokSydney Adams - YouTubeSydney Adams - InstagramSydney Adams - WebsiteAllison’s Walking PadSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: biBERK Small Business Insurance - Get a Quote online here or call 1-866-757-4487 to talk to an insurance expert. Using that link to purchase your insurance supports our show, so thank you in advance! 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthSOCIAL LINKSAlready Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/17/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 13 seconds
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How to Make Your Home Feel Good and Holistic Interior Design w/ Terri Cumming

Diving into the realm of environmental wellness for our ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness Series,’ we are joined today by Terri Cumming of Healthy Home by Design. Terri helps people create homes that they love, that feel good and that are healthy. It's that simple. Terri Cumming loves sharing her knowledge of Design, Holistic Living & Energy to help us all create a home environment we love, feel safe and inspired in.In this episode we talked about: How Terri got into Holistic Interior DesignHow getting an awful night’s sleep led her down this career What is dowsing and how to do it to your own homeEMF wave’s potential effect on one’s well-beingWhat makes a home a sacred and comfortable spacePotential downsides of renting and moving oftenWhat is the ‘command position’ for sleeping, sitting and workingThe best bed placement for a good night’s sleepDesign by bringing the outdoors insideWhy your home should emulate your favorite placesHow making small steps have a lasting impactTaking the pressure off and doing what works for you By definition, environmental wellness is having good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being. It promotes interaction with nature and also creates an enjoyable personal environment (both in and out of your workspace).MENTIONS:Terri’s Free Checklist For A Healthy HomeTerri Cumming - InstagramTerri Cumming - TikTokBook - Heal Your HomeTim Walter - House Healing 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthSOCIAL LINKSAlready Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet'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 [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/10/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 33 seconds
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Low-Tox Living, Eating Real Foods and Nutritional Wellness w/ Live Healthillie

Diving into the realm of nutrition for our ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness Series,’ we are honored to be joined by Iliriana Zeneli who is the CEO and founder of Live Healthillie. Illie is a holistic health coach, certified personal trainer, and wellness influencer with over 275,000+ followers on Instagram and TikTok. In this episode, Illie shares her journey from someone who used to unknowingly promote harmful brands to realizing her body needed a lifestyle change and to now building a business dedicated to advocating for the cleanest ingredients on the market. She believes her purpose in life is to help others live a low tox life and to be able to truly experience complete wellness. We touch on all these concepts today and more. You can shop hundreds of products that she has vouched for on her website livehealthillie.com.Links:Illie of Healthillie - Instagram, TikTok, WebsiteDr. Shannon Curtis, ​​Holistic Acne Doctor - Instagram Ashley Taylor Wellness - InstagramNatural Nurse Mama - InstagramHeal with FiFi - Instagram, TikTokReal Foodology - Instagram 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthSOCIAL LINKSAlready Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/3/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 2 seconds
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WWYBD?! Outgrowing Friendships, Self-Care, How to Stick to Your Goals and More

We are halfway through our ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness’ series so we are taking this week to reflect on how much we’ve learned over the past six weeks. WWYBD is our ‘What Would Your Bestie Do?’ segment where we anonymously answer questions our community submitted via our website. In today’s episode, we talk about our favorite ways to take care of ourselves, how we stick to healthy habits when life gets busy, how to navigate friendships when you no longer live the same lifestyle, our thoughts on non-hallucinogenic mushroom extracts, how to balance alone time when you live with a roommate or partner and how to hold yourself accountable. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you might have seen that our first group trip is on the calendar for October 15-21, 2023! Our sign-up link is live as of today. Space is limited. If you’re wanting to come on the trip, we definitely recommend booking sooner than later! We can’t wait to meet everyone. MENTIONS:Costa Rica Booking LinkCosta Rica Trip InformationAllison’s Bamboo Bedding Ettitude (Code allisonwetig)Allison’s Mushrooms3 Levels of Consciousness TikTokADHD Dopamine Relationship ArticleWWYBD Questions Submit HereSPONSORS + 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/24/202342 minutes, 21 seconds
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How To Start A Podcast: Everything We’ve Learned After 100+ Episodes

In celebration of our two-year anniversary, we are launching our “podcast bible” which is our 35-page PDF guide of everything we’ve learned from equipment to software to growing your audience to monetization to building a community. It’s everything we wish we would have known before we started. It’s available for $25 on our website alreadyfriendspodcast.com/shopIn this episode, we transparently share some of the hardest parts about having a podcast, as well as some of the most rewarding parts! All around, we would definitely say it’s worth it to start one but definitely take some time to listen to the episode all the way through if this is something you’ve been thinking about doing. We want to help shorten your learning curve and spare you the many headaches we went through.As always, a huge thank you to our listeners for being a part of our growing community. We are so honored you choose our show week after week. Cheers to two years of the already friends podcast! Here’s to many more.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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthMENTIONS: Purchase our Podcast Bible PDF Guide -alreadyfriendspodcast.com/shopSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/17/202352 minutes, 21 seconds
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How to Develop Deep, Authentic Friendships, Red Flags in Community and The Five Friends You Need with Dr. Chelsea Shields (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of our conversation with award-winning anthropologist and TEDx Speaker Dr. Chelsea Shields. After working with clients all over the world to help them better understand how humans have evolved and what they’re socially influenced by, she has developed a theory about the five friends you need in life to contribute to your social safety net.Ideas we discuss in this episode:Finding a third place outside of social media Code-switching and its impact on how we portray ourselves onlineWhy we struggle to be fully authentic onlineWhy you should utilize social media primarily for marketing Red flags to look out for in unhealthy communitiesGreens flags to look for in a strong, healthy, reciprocal communityWhat is social capital and being on the peripheral means.Why you need to improve your social intelligenceHow your own mental health affects long-term relationshipsHow to develop deep, authentic friendshipsWhy isolating after breakups isn’t the best solutionThe importance of intergenerational friendshipsThe five friends you need in lifeSPONSORS + 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthSOCIAL LINKS:Watch Dr. Shields Ted Talk here.Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Social Wellness, Belonging and Building A Social Safety Net with Dr. Chelsea Shields (Part 1)

In continuation of our ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness Series,’ we are honored to bring on Dr. Chelsea Shields who is an award-winning anthropologist, founder of Brandthropologie, a research and strategy consulting business, and multi-time TED fellow, speaker, and speaking coach.Dr. Shields thinks about social wellness in terms of a safety net. An intricate weaving of people in our community who we depend on. As people start making more money and as technology becomes more prevalent, people start hiring out social roles that they used to have to accommodate for. It’s crucial to our well-being to foster relationships on a very real intimate level. She suggests having 5-6 close quality friends that you can lean on in times of need, as well about 15-25 close acquaintances. She explains that if you don’t have this quality safety net then events like divorce, death and bad accidents can cause more suffering than they would have otherwise. “Invest in the people that give you reciprocity.”“I think our generation is missing multigenerational relationships.”“People understand emotions before they understand logic.”“Social pain is pain. It’s the same neural pathways as physical pain.”“Routines are what keeps things the same. Rituals are what makes things different.”MENTIONS:Plant-Based McDonalds - Mr. Charlie’sA Fave LA/NYC Restaurant - The Butcher’s DaughterFunny TikToker - @TK.CaliforniaBOOK RECS:Sociobiology: The New Synthesis by E.O. WilsonBehave by Robert SapolskyRat Park TedTalk - Johann Hari: Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is WrongSPONSORS + 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/3/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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Spirituality, Manifestation, and Intuition with Dheandra of Manifest Daily

In continuation of our ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness Series,’ we are diving into spiritual wellness with Dheandra Nicolette. She is the host of Manifest Daily - a spiritual and lifestyle podcast that provides positive energy and support that listener’s need to return to their highest self and live your best life. Dheandra also shares life lessons, personal experiences, self-care, self-love, navigating relationships, finances, faith, and so much more.We were prepped and ready with bunch of questions to ask, such as:How did you begin your spiritual journey?What does spiritual wellness mean to you?Why is maintaining your spiritual well-being important?What do you incorporate into your gratitude practice?In layman's terms, what is manifestation?What is your favorite form of manifestation? What does creating a life you love look like?What advice do you have to tap into your intuition?What does aligned action mean to you?What is following your Dharma?Be sure to check out the previous episodes in our ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness Series’ to hear about emotional and occupational wellness. Coming soon - social, physical, nutrition, intellectual, financial and environmental wellness. MENTIONS:Palm Springs Hotel - Korakia 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthSOCIAL LINKSListen to the Manifest Daily Podcast hosted by our guest Dheandra!Dheandra Nicolette (AKA Manifest Daily): InstagramAlready Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/27/202355 minutes, 48 seconds
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Career Advice: How To Change Careers, Networking, and Burnout with Ashley Stahl

In continuation of our ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness Series,’ we are delighted to bring on Ashley Stahl. She is a counterterrorism professional turned career coach, spokesperson, and author of the bestselling book, You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, Design Your Dream Career. Through her two viral TEDx speeches, her online courses, her email list, and her show, the You Turn Podcast, she’s been able to support clients in 31 countries in discovering their best career path, upgrading their confidence, and landing more job offers. In this episode, we dive into why people feel stuck in their professional careers, thoughts on entrepreneurship, building a community of people who can help propel you forward, what ‘finding your purpose’ even means and how to overcome burnout. As an introvert, Ashley shares networking and career tips for how to navigate an extrovert-dominated world. She talks about ways to brand yourself outside of social media. Of course, we wrap up with our signature question, “what makes a good friend?”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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthProper Sleep - ALREADY20 for 20% offMENTIONS:Hi-Desert Film LabBook Recs: Loving What Is by Byron KatieThe Big Leap by Gay HendricksConscious Loving by HendricksGuest Ashley Stahl Resources:Ashley’s Book: You TurnAshley’s Podcast: You TurnYou Turn Podcast Recs: #283 Investing with Timothy Sykes#221 Career Planning#220 Science of Being Stuck#214 Intrapreneurial with Hala Taha#194 Why You Get Stuck with Sarah Baldwin#188 Work Life Balance with Kelsey Murphy#171 Work Relationships with Mark Shapiro#162 Finding Your Calling#154 Money Magnet with David Neagle#137 Ask for What You Want with Annie Lalla#116 Recognize Burnout with Margaret Price#96 Self-Sabotage with Judy Ho#76 How To Change Your Life with Tatyana RaeSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/20/202357 minutes, 56 seconds
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Emotional Wellness, Balance, and Harmony with Tiana Gidley

We are thrilled to bring on a friend of ours, Tiana Gidley, who is the owner of a design agency and proud creator of a self-reflection journal to help guide you to find answers within. This is episode #1 of 8 in our Eight Dimensions of Wellness Series, where we break down the 8 different areas of our life that make us a whole, balanced person. When we decided to do this series, Tiana immediately came to mind as someone who we’d love to hear from in the areas of emotional and mental wellness. Tiana is the founder of Tiana Gidley Creative, a full-service design studio in Nashville, TN. She is also the founder and creator of WITHIN, a self-reflection journal that helps you find your inner light and helps you tap into your intuition. She shares her journey as a business owner and how she’s discovered healthy coping mechanisms and routines that allow her to be her best self. We do a deep dive into the importance of journaling, meditation, finding friends who allow you to be your authentic self, taking time in solitude to explore your inner dialogue, therapy and doing things simply because you enjoy them. 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.Nuuly - ALREADYFRIENDS20 for $20 off your first monthProper Sleep - ALREADY20 for 20% offDr. Marty Nature’s Blend Dog Food - Shop w/ Our Discount Here OMGYES - Shop w/ Our Discount HereWe Deserve Monuments Book - Buy Your Copy HereMENTIONS: Tiana Gidley - InstagramTGC - Design Studio WebsiteWITHIN Self-Reflection Journal - Our LinkCode “leadfromintuition” for 20% off in JanuaryBook Rec - All About Love by Belle HooksMeditation Rec - Joe Dispenza Podcast Rec - Almost 30 Feminine Episode # 533: Exploring the Feminine Experience and Its Relationship to Capitalism, Feminism and Burnout SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/13/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 41 seconds
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Self-Care Series: The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

This is the introductory episode to a series that will cover the 8 dimensions of wellness over the next few months.The 8 dimensions (according to Dr. Peggy Swarbrick) are emotional & mental, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, social, physical, and spiritual. In this series, each episode will dive deep into one of the dimensions. Our goal is that by providing conversations from various friends and experts - we can all continue further on our paths of personal wellness.We think 2023 should be about listening to yourself and what works for YOU - a holistic approach to health - to discover a lifestyle that is balanced, sustainable and realistic based off your wants and needs.There can be a lot of societal pressure to get an immediate start on your goals in January but we wanted to reassure you that if you’re still in hibernation season that is absolutely okay too. Take what information resonates and leave the rest.MENTIONS:Free Online Mental Health ScreeningLoneliness Epidemic ArticleSPONSORS + 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.Proper Sleep - ALREADY20 for 20% offDr. Marty Nature’s Blend Dog Food - Shop w/ Our Discount Here OMGYES - Shop w/ Our Discount HereWe Deserve Monuments Book - Buy Your Copy HereSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Hobbies: Why They’re Important, Our Favorite Hobbies, and Ideas to Try

In today’s day and age, it has become more and more common to spend our free time digitally: scrolling social media, binging shows on our computers, playing video games, etc. Traditional hobbies seem to be disappearing, and it seems like the art of having a hobby is becoming lost. In today’s episode, Allison and Ceara talk candidly about the importance of doing tasks and activities purely for fun. They talk about why they think hobbies are disappearing, hobbies they’ve participated in, their current hobbies, and what they hope to participate in in the coming months. Before that, they catch up on the holidays, chat about some life updates, share some stories about mice, and more. MENTIONS:Jessie Young - InstagramGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st!SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: Proper Sleep - ALREADY20 for 20% offDr. Marty Nature’s Blend Dog Food - Shop w/ Our Discount Here OMGYES - Shop w/ Our Discount HereWe Deserve Monuments Book - Buy Your Copy HereSOCIAL LINKSAlready Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/30/202250 minutes, 34 seconds
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How To Reflect On Your Year

It seems like society puts a lot of emphasis and excitement on New Year’s resolutions, but we rarely talk about following up with the previous year’s accomplishments. All the conversations we’re seeing online and IRL about 2023 and making resolutions got us thinking about how important it is to reflect on your previous year before jumping in to set more goals. We talk about our reflection process which includes getting into a grateful state of mind, setting the atmosphere, creating a snapshot of your year, analyzing goals, reflecting on the eight pillars of wellness, and noting your biggest accomplishments. We share tips and ideas that might inspire you to set more aligned and well-balanced goals for 2023! You can see all of the journaling and reflection prompts discussed in today’s episode on our Instagram page @alreadyfriendspodcast. MENTIONS:NYC Restaurants/Recommendations: HawksmoorClinton St. Baking The Stand NYC Comedy ClubThe Grayson HotelNew York ranked second dirtiest city in the world, according to pollMartin Riese - Water Sommelier @Morgsvtheworld - Reflect End of Year/Plan 2023 PartyStutz Documentary GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st!SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: Proper Sleep - getproper.com / ALREADY20 for 20% offDr. Marty Nature’s Blend Dog Food - drmartypets.com/alreadyfriends OMGYES - OMGYes.com/ALREADYFRIENDS We Deserve Monuments Book - bit.ly/wedeservemonumentsSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/23/202251 minutes, 58 seconds
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100 Ways To Improve Your Life

Wow… 100 episodes! We are so thrilled to have met this milestone. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing community of listeners and our support system of close loved ones. This might be our most wholesome content to date. With it being the 100th episode, we wanted to do something special! With January around the corner, we thought we would give you some ideas and inspiration to take into the new year with a fresh perspective! We’re sharing some ideas and lessons ourselves but we also asked our parents, siblings, and partners for their tips as well. No matter who you are, what you do for a living, or where you live - we’re sure some of these will resonate. It’s the genuine best friend, motherly, fatherly, and sisterly advice you needed all wrapped into one great episode. Thank you all so much for being here, it’s an honor to get to share our lives with you and we hope our show has helped make a few of your days a little brighter. MENTIONS:Ceara’s Probiotic - https://amzn.to/3W4xsGnMaking Your Bed Speech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBAqF00gBGkBook: You Are A Badass - https://amzn.to/3FVBYRRAllison’s Bedtime CBD - Common’sAllison’s Tinctures - Bhava WellnessMartha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook - https://amzn.to/3htyixoJoe Rogan’s #1691 Yeonmi Park Episode GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st!SPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: Proper Sleep - getproper.com / ALREADY20 for 20% offDr. Marty Nature’s Blend Dog Food - drmartypets.com/alreadyfriends OMGYES - OMGYes.com/ALREADYFRIENDS We Deserve Monuments Book - bit.ly/wedeservemonumentsSOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/16/202250 minutes, 49 seconds
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Exploring A Sober Curious Lifestyle with Jordan Grainger

As we begin to reflect on 2022 and head into the new year, many of us are re-evaluating our current habits and thinking of ways to change up our routines. For some, that may start with cutting back on alcohol, such as participating in Dry January. One in seven Americans participate in Dry January, and the one-month sobriety challenge has quickly become a popular way for many of us to kick off the new year on a healthier note.Knowing that sobriety is something that more and more of us are curious about (especially this time of the year), we wanted to bring on Allison’s friend and sober curious gal, Jordan Grainger. Jordan Grainger is a podcaster and content creator who shares about her journey living a sober-curious life. She has a community of over 50,000+ followers where she talks about the science behind drinking, mental health, tips for managing drinking during holidays/social events, and more. We talk about all things drinking and sobriety, being an ex-party girl, mental health, being social while sober, and more.MENTIONS:Sober-Curious (Book) by Ruby WarringtonGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketTo sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/9/202257 minutes, 27 seconds
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How To Embrace Hygge and Make Your Home The Ultimate Cozy Vibe

As the temperature drops and we all spend more time indoors, we thought it would be timely to do an episode about how we make our homes cozier so we are embracing the winter season, instead of wishing the cold days away. I’m sure you’ve all seen or heard of the Danish word ‘hygge’ which is all about surrounding yourself with the things that make life good, like friendship, laughter, and security, as well as more concrete things like warmth, light, seasonal food, and drinks. We both share what we’ve been up to lately and how we’re tapping into our senses to channel hygge into our lives. Think: cooking to jazz music, adding more pillows and blankets to furniture, lighting (non-toxic) candles, and elevating small nooks. MENTIONS:Allison’s Favorite Socks - Le Bon ShoppeNon-Toxic Candles - Boys Smell, Mala, Bath & Body Works Article on Toxic IngredientsWellness Airport Lounge - Treat CareFriends Who Hygge Together Spotify Playlist GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketTo sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/2/202244 minutes, 51 seconds
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WWYBD?! Holiday Edition: In-Laws, Split Celebrations, and Gifting on Tight Budgets

Surprise! We’re dropping this episode early, just in time for the first holiday of the holiday season. So if you’re needing advice before you head out for your Thanksgiving plans, this episode’s for you!It’s officially that time of year - a loving, wholesome season, but it can also bring in some anxiety around scheduling conflicts, over-consuming, family relations, travel, and finances.In our WWYBD episodes, we answer questions that our listeners submitted on Instagram. If you’ve ever wanted to ask us what we’d do, be sure to submit your question as this is a recurring segment that airs the last Friday of each month. We try to answer as openly and honestly as possible to give you perspective and guidance from our own experiences.In This Episode Listeners Asked:Do I get all 7 of my nieces/nephews gifts or do I do one big holiday experience?My In-Laws! I have a hard time connecting with them and getting past their negativity. How do I overcome their petty comments?Me and my significant other’s parents are having Thanksgiving together... My dad likes to talk about politics. How do we avoid an awkward situation?How do you balance feeling like a gift is meaningful and enough without spending a fortune?An appropriate way to ask family/friends not to buy you impractical things/stuff you won’t use?How do you deal with family members who bring out your past self that you are trying to move on from?MENTIONS:Allison’s Crewneck: Palo Santo StudiosAllison’s Yoga Barre Studio: Power LifeCeara’s Lagree Studio: PLNKBook Recommendation: Salt Water by Briana WeissCome to PLNK with Ceara and Allie Rickard (Episode 96)! Sunday, December 4th at 8:30 AM (STL Location) - sign up here! GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/24/202241 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cycle Syncing 101: Periods, Fitness, and Biohacking Your Cycle w/ Allie Rickard

In this episode, we have on fitness coach Allie Rickard to talk all things women's health. Allie is a certified instructor in several types of fitness, and has built a career around helping women look and feel their best. One way that women can feel their best is through cycle syncing, something Allie has been practicing for several years now. The term cycle syncing was first introduced by Alisa Vitti, an integrative nutritionist and women’s hormone expert, in her debut book Woman Code published in 2014. The method describes adjusting aspects of your life, such as how you eat and exercise, based on the phases of your menstrual cycle to help correct hormonal imbalances and decrease hormonal symptoms.Allie talks candidly about what she’s learned about cycle syncing, and how she uses it to optimize her mood, energy levels, workout performance, and relationships. We also talk periods, career goals, finding what movement is best for you, whether or not you should become a certified coach, and more. MENTIONS: In The Flo: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your LifeCycle Tracking Apps - Flo & 28 WellnessFlex Discs - Period Disc ProductAllie's Podcast, The UNFLTRD Podcast GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Allie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allieerickard/Allie’s TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allieerickardAlready Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/18/202259 minutes, 40 seconds
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Vogue 73 Questions (Part 2)

Today’s episode is the second half of last week’s Q&A with your girls inspired by Vogue magazine’s 73-question online video series. We have our original “get to know us” (episode #1), but so much has changed in both of our lives since the beginning of the podcast. We thought answering Vogue’s famous 73 questions would be a fun way to reintroduce ourselves and share more about ourselves since we have many new listeners in our community! In our catch-up segment, we quickly share some updates and highlights in our lives.MENTIONS:Allison Toothpaste - David’sCeara’s Favorite Makeup Artist: Lex Smith GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/11/202239 minutes, 11 seconds
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Vogue 73 Questions (Part 1)

This week’s episode is a Q&A with your girls where we'll be answering Vogue's 73-questions. We have our original “get to know us” (episode #1), but so much has changed in both of our lives since the beginning of the podcast. We thought answering Vogue’s famous 73 questions would be a fun way to reintroduce ourselves and share more about ourselves since we have many new listeners in our community! In our catch-up segment, we share about our Halloween weekends and some hilariously spooky stories about raccoons. With the cooler weather and holidays coming up, we encourage you to play this game with your friends and loved ones at a cozy gathering. These questions are great conversation starters and are sure to bring up memories and garner some laughs. GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/4/202251 minutes, 19 seconds
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WWYBD?! Save or Splurge Edition

We’re back with our WWYBD (What Would Your Bestie Do?!) monthly segment but this week we are switching it up from our usual style. Typically, we read and answer questions that our listeners submitted on Instagram but today we’re asking each other - would you save on this or splurge?! We talk through big purchases such as cars, couches, weddings, luggage and the latest technology gadgets. We give advice on how to ask yourself if something is worth the splurge, if you could find a cheaper alternative or if you should save your money for something you value more. If you love this new edition: let us know what items, experiences or big expenses you want us to talk about next. Our WWYBD episodes air the last Friday of each month. If you have any questions for us, send them to us on Instagram anytime and we’ll compile them for our next recording!MENTIONS:Extra Loud House AlarmGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/28/202241 minutes, 53 seconds
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Our Fall Favorites: Activities, Fashion, and Food We’re Loving this Fall

Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite fall activities, foods, fashion and products that help us lean into the cozy season. Think: going to your local bookstore, discovering new trails and nature centers near you, soups, hot tea, bonfires, mini uggs, produce stands, caramel apples and of course - all things pumpkin.As the temperature drops, we know it can be a change of pace, so we’re here to talk our listeners through ways we embrace the cooler days instead of wishing them away!To kick off the episode, Ceara shares about her recent work trip to Bryce Canyon, Zion, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon. Lots of hiking and fun outdoor time. Allison shares about her birthday staycation here in Omaha. We did our first round of fall favorites last October if you want to check that out as well!MENTIONS:Fall Playlist Ceara Loves - Harvest Moon Allison’s Fall Playlist - Good StuffCeara’s Lake Powell Glamping - Under Canvas Lake PowellAllison’s Omaha Staycation - The CottonwoodGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/21/202247 minutes, 8 seconds
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Girl Talk: Unpopular Opinions, Destination Weddings, and Life Updates ft. McKenna Kirkpatrick

We’re so excited to have our first repeat guest back on the show, McKenna Kirkpatrick, Ceara’s younger sister! Since last year, McKenna graduated college, has been working full time and lives in South Carolina with her fiancé. She loves fashion, traveling and spending time with family.McKenna tells us about her surprise beach engagement which leads us into the wedding planning process. We get to hear how her and her fiancé have chosen a destination wedding in Florence, Italy and why they're opting for a small, intimate wedding over a large gathering.To wrap up, we play a fun game of sharing our opinions on other people’s unpopular opinions which brought us all a lot of laughs.MENTIONS:Bridesmaid Colored Dress TikTok GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:McKenna Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mckenna_kirkpatrickAlready Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/14/202251 minutes, 15 seconds
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Developing Your Own Style with Erica Stolman Dowdy, AKA Fashion Lush

Erica Stolman Dowdy has been an OG creator since before influencing and being a content creator was even a thing. Her blog Fashion Lush was born purely out of passion and a fun hobby. Her love of clothing, aesthetics, thrifting, cannabis, and funky home decor has garnered her an audience of intrigued followers who look forward to seeing what genius creative project she comes up with next. Her website Fashion Lush is filled with blog posts, outfit inspiration, and shoppable links. We’re so excited for you guys to hear about Erica’s iconic backyard wedding (shot on film!), how she has continued to be more genuine and honest with her followers about her interests, and launching Fashion Kush with her mom, Linda. MENTIONS:Fashion Lush - Erica’s WebsiteFashion Kush - Code ‘AlreadyFriends’ at Checkout for $ OffGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99SOCIAL LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/7/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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WWYBD?! Finding Yourself After a Breakup, Long-Distance Relationships, and Ex’s

We’re back with our WWYBD (What Would Your Bestie Do?!) monthly segment where we answer questions that our listeners submitted on Instagram @alreadyfriendspodcast. If you’ve ever wanted to ask us what we’d do, be sure to submit your question for the next WWYBD as this is a recurring segment that airs on the last Friday of each month. We try to answer as openly and honestly as possible to give you perspective and guidance from our own experiences.In this episode, we answer questions about feeling guilty after breaking up with someone, how to find yourself again after a breakup, dating long-distance, and the dynamics between you and your ex.GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/30/202249 minutes, 6 seconds
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Pets: Being A Pet Parent, Our Childhood Pets, and Thoughts on Getting a Pet in College

56% of people internationally have a pet, and if you don’t, then your sibling/parents/friends probably have one! Pets are a huge part of our lives, and with that come a lot of different experiences to navigate!In this episode, we discuss:Are you ready for a pet?Our brief history with childhood pets Getting pets in college & young adult lifePets with roommates and partners How your schedule and lifestyle will changeRe-homing animals Favorite things to do with our petsNavigating tougher times Tips to make pet parenting easier MENTIONS:Ethical Made Easy - Sustainable DirectoryTwenty 47 - Fine Line Tattoo Beverly and Third - ScentsLe Bon Shoppe - SocksThe Alpinist - Netflix DocumentaryGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/23/202258 minutes, 44 seconds
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How To Find Your Passion and Trust the Process with Mark DeLeon

We’re bringing on a fellow Omaha creative, Mark DeLeon, who is a wedding and elopement photographer. His work is truly phenomenal and we just know he’s going to make waves. We wanted to sit down with him so he could share his story about dropping out of college to pursue entrepreneurship. He reveals what trusting in your path and taking risks can look like when you follow your passion. We also get to hear a little about developing his personal style, interior design, thrifting the perfect pieces for his apartment and how success can enhance or altar some relationships. This was a really inspiring conversation and we hope you guys love it. MENTIONS:Mark DeLeon - InstagramMark DeLeon - TikTokMark DeLeon - WebsiteOmaha Antique Shop - Imaginarium GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/16/202250 minutes, 50 seconds
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What To Do When You’re Overwhelmed

if you’re feeling overwhelmed in a way that every day feels like a bad Monday and you’re one email away from a mental breakdown - then definitely give this episode a listen. we’ve been there and it’s not fun. we share about times in our lives when we felt really overwhelmed, what got us to that point, and how we got ourselves out of it. we talk through healthy mechanisms that help curb the stress on a day-to-day basis and why it’s important to understand what your comfort level of overwhelm is. if you’re in full burnout mode - we recorded an episode last fall # 34 that you can revert back to as well. IF YOU LIKED THIS EPISODE, YOU MIGHT ENJOY: Episode on Balance, Priorities, and Saying NoEpisode on Burnout: Are You Burned Out?!GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/9/202247 minutes, 16 seconds
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Solo Travel: Tips, Stories and Why It’s Empowering

You guys know we LOVE to travel and we’ve shared all kinds of travel content throughout our episodes but we haven’t done one dedicated to solo travel, until now! Allison recently returned from a solo trip to Tulum and received a lot of questions about her experience so we thought we would start from the beginning and talk about where her love of traveling alone started.We share our advice about backpacking Europe, budgets, solo-friendly destinations, tips for staying safe, how to trust your gut instinct and the best ways to meet other travelers. We also answer listener-submitted questions such as -“What do you do to stay busy and not feel so alone?”“Does traveling solo affect the destinations you choose?”“Do you have epiphanies//life-changing experiences from traveling alone?”“Any recommended destinations for someone who wants to solo travel?”“What tips do you have for someone who has never flown before?”MENTIONS: Allison’s Hotel in Tulum - HolistikaCancun to Tulum Bus for $20 - Ado Site, Tips Allison’s Chase Sapphire CardCeara’s American Express Gold CardHostel Booking Site - HostelWorldEurope Bundle Train Pass - EurailGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/2/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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WWYBD?! Wedding Drama, Relationships, + Balancing Quality Time with Loved Ones

We’re back with our WWYBD (What Would Your Bestie Do?!) monthly segment where we answer questions that our listeners submitted on Instagram. If you’ve ever wanted to ask us what we’d do, be sure to submit your question for the next WWYBD as this is a recurring segment that airs on the last Friday of each month. We try to answer as openly and honestly as possible to give you perspective and guidance from our own experiences.In this episode, we answer questions related to selecting bridesmaids, how to deal with a worried mother-in-law, dating among your friend group, and balancing quality among all your loved ones. If you enjoy our show, we would really appreciate it if you left a rating and review on Apple Podcast / Spotify or share the podcast 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.MENTIONS: Savannah, GA Haunted Tour and Tarot by Jacilyn Jay Shetty Expectations Episode TikTok about Having Extra Bridesmaids TikTok Tailored Resume Example ATikTok Tailored Resume Example BGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/26/202254 minutes, 14 seconds
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Moving To A New City: Making Friends, Choosing Where to Live, and More

Moving to a new city can be a super exciting time in one’s life, as well as one of the most overwhelming. With moving, there are a lot of new experiences and uncertainty. In this episode, we hope to answer some of the questions we had when moving and prepare our listeners for what it’s like to pack up and start somewhere fresh. We give tips on choosing exactly what place to move to, finding the right neighborhood, making friends in your new city, and more. GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/19/202251 minutes, 54 seconds
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Manifesting Your Dream Job and Living a Passionate Life w/ Hannia Zavala

As big proponents of all things manifestation, travel, and following your passions, it was a no-brainer to invite today’s guest onto the show. This week we have on Hannia Zavala, a travel and tourism video producer at Beautiful Destinations. Hannia truly is living the dream job, getting paid to travel and produce travel photo and video content for tourism boards and travel brands.Getting to where she is now was no overnight success story, and Hannia shares her journey of how she went from a server at a restaurant, to a full-time traveler. From immigrating from Mexico, to being a first-generation college student, she tells us how she went from her dreams being written in her journal, to being her reality. GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketFightCamp.com/AlreadyFriends - Packages start at $99To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/12/202245 minutes, 21 seconds
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An Honest Conversation About Drinking: Part Two

Last fall, we did the first part of this series talking about our personal journeys with sober curiosity. In this episode, we continue this series with Allison sharing more about her personal journey with sobriety. Ceara interviews Allison on why she decided to start a sober lifestyle, what physical changes she’s noticed since being sober, mental changes she’s noticed, how it’s impacted her relationships, and more. If you have felt called to evaluate your drinking habits or just want to hear an honest perspective - then this is a great episode for you. We are not trying to make anyone who does drink or party feel bad about their choices. Simply, we want to help normalize that it is more than okay to not partake in drinking culture (for any reason that you may have) and we are here to support you on your journey!MENTIONS:Book - Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with AlcoholPodcast - Armchair Expert Day 7 Documentary - Fantastic FungiDocuseries - How To Change Your MindDocuseries - Un(well)Sober Curious TikToker - Jordan GraingerGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:A huge thank you to Ritual Zero Proof - Non-Alcoholic Spirits for sponsoring today’s episode. Ritual Zero Proof makes premium non-alcoholic spirit alternatives with the taste, smell, & kick of liquor. Head to their website and use code ‘ALREADYFRIENDS’ for 15% off your order! To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/5/202259 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sorority Life: Recruitment, Our Experiences with Greek Life and Advice

With the fall semester quickly approaching, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and talk about our experiences with Greek Life at big state universities. Allison was a member of Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Ceara was a member of Chi Omega (XO) at the University of Missouri.Even if you aren’t going through recruitment this fall, this is still a fun episode as we share memories, honest bts stories that aren’t talked about, and whether we’d recommend joining a house. If you’ve never had any experience with Greek Life, this might be interesting to see if our portrayal is aligned with what you see in Hollywood and on social media… in our opinion, it’s more down-to-earth than you might think. We also catch up on our Live Podcast Show and Ceara getting to visit Allison over the weekend in Omaha. Thank you to those that came, it was great to meet you!PS: If you know someone going through recruitment this fall - definitely send this episode their way. We share tips about things we wish we had known before going through - what to wear, the financials, how to mentally prepare, how to know what house is best for you, what to expect during the decision process, and what to do if you don’t get the house you hoped for.GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:HigherDose - Infrared Sauna BlanketAlmond Cow - Plant-Based Milk MakerLunaBlanket.com/AlreadyFriends - Weighted BlanketTo sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/29/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 50 seconds
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Gaining Confidence By Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

As your podcast best friends, we want you all to be living your most confident lives - being proud of who you are, chasing your dreams, fulfilling bucket list items and making incredible memories. However, we know that’s all easier said than done, especially if you’re lacking the courage to believe in yourself. To help us all get a better grasp on the dynamics involved with self-esteem, we take a deep dive to the root of why you might be lacking confidence to begin with (hint: trauma, parenting, bullying, limiting beliefs, social media - to name a few). Once we tackle that, we talk about what your comfort zone even is and why it’s important to get out of it occasionally! We share a variety of helpful actions that could help you take a leap of faith whether that’s acknowledging perfectionism, making a list, developing a meditation practice or looking at yourself from a loved one’s perspective. We really went all in on this episode and hope it offers you valuable insight. Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves and live the life they’ve always wanted!REFLECT ON YOUR SELF-ESTEEM:Some questions to consider -When we were reading through those, did any factors particularly resonate?What was the most negative experience in your life and how do you think that’s impacted you?Do you feel supported by your loved ones?Do you show up for yourself?Are you proud of the person you are becoming?Some things confident people might say - I am not worth less than othersI don’t fear feedbackI don’t fear failureIt doesn’t have to be perfectI am skeptical of advertisements telling me I need to change my body or do “xyz thing”to look better. I know they are likely trying to profit off insecurities. I know that people's social media pages are just a piece of someone but not their whole being. I enjoy trying new things I don’t let others decide my goals I get to take up space tooMy opinion matters I confront challengesI know I have good days and bad days but I’m just trying to be a little bit better one day at a time MENTIONS: Allison’s Hike - Cape Falcon TrailRescu Blog about Comfort Zone Lu Ann Cahn Ted Talk: Why We Must Do New Things to Live a Happier LifeGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Athletic Greens: AG1 contains over 75 essential vitamins, minerals and whole-food sourced ingredients giving you a multivitamin, probiotic, prebiotic, adaptogens and more (all in one daily scoop). Get your Free One Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs with our link here! https://athleticgreens.com/emergingShe Podcasts LIVE will be taking place in Washington, D.C. from October 11-14, 2022 at the MGM National Harbor. This event is the world’s largest gathering of women podcasters and is perfect for audio content creators, storytellers, and more. Use code AF for $50 off your ticket! Register today at https://www.shepodcasts.com/she-podcasts-live-2022/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/22/202258 minutes, 14 seconds
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Taking Risks, Falling In Love and Moving Abroad with Holly Sandberg

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Holly Mara Sandberg, who has blossomed outside of her comfort zone by moving from her small village in the UK to London to NYC to New Jersey, and now to working and living remote. Holly packed her life up and moved to the United States in February 2020, just weeks before the world shut down. Nearly alone in a foreign country, Holly shares her movie-worthy story of finding safety in the most unexpected way, that led to falling in love with her soul-mate.We dive into her spiritual-journey that has brought more awareness to her life around nature, food as fuel, meditation and community. She loves to read, travel and explore new places. As her Instagram username @sunshinebymara suggests, she is truly a ray of light and delightfully spoken. You will love this conversation and leave feeling inspired to try something new, as you never know what could come your way when you put yourself out there!MENTIONS: The Body Keeps the Score by Sean PrattThe Woman Code by Sophia A NelsonGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSOR:She Podcasts LIVE will be taking place in Washington, D.C. from October 11-14, 2022 at the MGM National Harbor. This event is the world’s largest gathering of women podcasters and is perfect for audio content creators, storytellers, and more. Use code AF for $50 off your ticket! Register today at https://www.shepodcasts.com/she-podcasts-live-2022/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/15/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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Loneliness and How To Find A Third Place

Friendship and community are a huge part of why we launched this podcast so today we are going to be talking about loneliness - how our culture has become increasingly more lonely, what we can do to create awareness around that to improve our lives and how incorporating a third place into our routines can help combat that loneliness by giving us a sense of community. We catch up for the first 20 minutes because two pretty shocking things happened over the weekend for both of us. Allison’s was pretty sketchy and alarming… she woke up to a homeless man in her house. Ceara’s, on the other hand, is super exciting and beautiful! The winner of our water bottle sling giveaway is announced on this episode! Don’t worry if you missed out because our next giveaway is already live through December 31, 2022. The prize for this next giveaway is a big PR package with all kinds of amazing products and items. Stay tuned for the very end of the episode to find out how to enter. MENTIONS:Allison’s Homeless Man TikTokAllison’s Empty Park TikTokCeara’s Proposal Vlog TikTokCeara’s Proposal Photos InstagramARTICLES REFERENCED:third places as community builderswhy you need a third place and how to find onedo yourself a favor and go find a 'third place'an epidemic of loneliness is spreading across america millennials and the loneliness epidemicBOOKS: Celebrating The Third Place by Ray Oldenburg SPONSORS:Athletic Greens: AG1 contains over 75 essential vitamins, minerals and whole-food sourced ingredients giving you a multivitamin, probiotic, prebiotic, adaptogens and more (all in one daily scoop). Get your Free One Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs with our link here! https://athleticgreens.com/emergingWitful is the first tool built to optimize your workday. Instantly make your meeting notes valuable, and effortlessly track the information you need on a day to day basis. We have a discount code for our listeners - to get 50% off of your subscription, use code FRIENDS50 at checkout! https://witful.com/She Podcasts LIVE will be taking place in Washington, D.C. from October 11-14, 2022 at the MGM National Harbor. This event is the world’s largest gathering of women podcasters and is perfect for audio content creators, storytellers, and more. Use code AF for $50 off your ticket! Register today at https://www.shepodcasts.com/she-podcasts-live-2022/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/8/202256 minutes, 29 seconds
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Best Friend Girl Talk, Life Lately and Summer Trips

We were long overdue for a good catch up on our personal lives - what we’ve been up to the last few weeks, summer travels, silly stories and fun things we’re looking forward to!Ceara just got back from Mexico, has been hot girl walking, going to the pool and doing things around the house. Allison went to Clay’s CrossFit competition, launched Sunseekers, tried acroyoga and found zero-waste alternatives. MENTIONS: Hannia’s Instagram <3 Allison’s Holistic Dental BookCrumbl Cookies Laundry Scam TikTok VideoSt. Louis Eco Boutique - Dharma & DwellOmaha Eco Boutique - Exist GreenOnline Eco Products - BluelandOnline Eco Products - Grove CollaborativeSunseekers InstagramCeara’s Facebook Group - Girls Who WalkAcro Yoga Video from Colombia GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:Meet Cute Box is a themed date night box with unique items from small businesses around the world. Visit meetcutebox.com to learn more & receive a box as early as next week! Witful is the first tool built to optimize your workday. Instantly make your meeting notes valuable, and effortlessly track the information you need on a day to day basis. We have a discount code for our listeners - to get 50% off of your subscription, use code FRIENDS50 at checkout! https://witful.com/She Podcasts LIVE will be taking place in Washington, D.C. from October 11-14, 2022 at the MGM National Harbor. This event is the world’s largest gathering of women podcasters and is perfect for audio content creators, storytellers, and more. Use code AF for $50 off your ticket! Register today at https://www.shepodcasts.com/she-podcasts-live-2022/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/1/202255 minutes, 4 seconds
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WWYBD?! Crushes, Catching Feelings and Having Fun On A Budget

We’re back with our WWYBD (What Would Your Bestie Do?!) segment where we answer questions that our listeners submitted on Instagram. If you’ve ever wanted to ask us what we’d do, be sure to submit your question for the next WWYBD as this is a recurring segment that airs the last Friday of each month. We try to answer as openly and honestly as possible to give you perspective and guidance from our own experiences.In this episode, we answer questions related to being able to have fun with your friends on a budget, catching feelings for your best friend, how to set boundaries when it comes to giving your friends and family discounts when you’re a business owner and how to tell if you truly love your partner!GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:Meet Cute Box is a themed date night box with unique items from small businesses around the world. Visit meetcutebox.com to learn more & receive a box as early as next week! Athletic Greens: AG1 contains over 75 essential vitamins, minerals and whole-food sourced ingredients giving you a multivitamin, probiotic, prebiotic, adaptogens and more (all in one daily scoop). Get your Free One Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs with our link here! https://athleticgreens.com/emergingWitful is the first tool built to optimize your workday. Instantly make your meeting notes valuable, and effortlessly track the information you need on a day to day basis. We have a discount code for our listeners - to get 50% off of your subscription, use code FRIENDS50 at checkout! https://witful.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/24/202238 minutes, 50 seconds
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2022 Goal Check-In: Reflect, Adjust and Reward

Since we’re almost halfway through 2022, we wanted to circle back on the goals and intentions we set in January. The collective energy is typically quite ambitious about setting goals at the beginning of the year but as the months go on, it’s easy to lose sight. Life happens, things change, we get busy. We encourage you to look back at what your plans were for the year - grab your notebook and pull up your vision board so you can check in with yourself. In this episode, we thoroughly catch up about our personal lives, how our career plans are slowly shifting and plans for the rest of the year to stay on track. We reflect on what goals we made that we still feel aligned with and how our situations may result in us having to adjust some goals to fit our current circumstances.MENTIONS: Allison’s Hotel in Des Moines - SuretyAllison’s Hotel in Mexico City - Ryo KanHotel in Phoenix - Rise UptownCeara’s Girls Who Walk Facebook PageGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:Meet Cute Box is a themed date night box with unique items from small businesses around the world. Visit meetcutebox.com to learn more & receive a box as early as next week! To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/17/202252 minutes, 53 seconds
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Our Summer Favorites + Mini Bucket List

As a follow up to our popular Winter Favorites episode, we wanted to have a fun girl chat about what vibes we’re setting this summer! We share some of our current favorite activities, products and must-haves for good weather. This unintentionally turned in to us listing a few things we want to check off our bucket lists in the coming months - think drive in movies, your local pool, reading a fiction book just for fun, partaking in Ceara’s summer walk challenge and Allison’s nostalgic love of flying kites!MENTIONS: Girls Who Walk Facebook PageRare Beauty - Liquid Blush in HappyOUAI Wave SprayFace Mist Spray - Glossier, Biossance, ElfRitual Zero Proof NA Spirits (Also at Whole Foods)Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska CityGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:Meet Cute Box is a themed date night box with unique items from small businesses around the world. Visit meetcutebox.com to learn more & receive a box as early as next week!Athletic Greens: AG1 contains over 75 essential vitamins, minerals and whole-food sourced ingredients giving you a multivitamin, probiotic, prebiotic, adaptogens and more (all in one daily scoop). Get your Free One Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs with our link here! https://athleticgreens.com/emergingTo sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/10/202241 minutes, 11 seconds
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Adulting 101: Life Lessons and Experiences

This week, we’re diving into the world of adulthood. Through researching various articles online, we compiled a list of the top 10 things that adults from around the world said were the most challenging aspects of getting older. We talk about everything from finances and friendships to regret and taking risks. Through the conversation, we share personal stories and lessons, while also reflecting on aspects that will be more prevalent in the future. This episode could be helpful, reassuring, and entertaining for anyone at any age and stage because no matter how old you are - you’ve certainly dealt with changes in your body, your living situation, grief, and bearing the weight of the world. We hope you can take away some good feelings from this episode, know that you’re doing great no matter what path you’re on and life is full of opportunity.GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSOR: That's It. Bars: Head to www.thatsitfruit.com/ironwomen and use the code ALREADYFRIENDS for 20% off your order! To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/3/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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WWYBD?! Keeping Your Vibe In Check

We’re back with our WWYBD (What Would Your Bestie Do?!) segment where we answer questions that our listeners submitted on Instagram. If you’ve ever wanted to ask us what we’d do, be sure to submit your question for the next WWYBD as this is a recurring segment that airs the last Friday of each month. We try to answer as openly and honestly as possible to give you perspective and guidance from our own experiences.In this episode, we answer questions related to feeling short-tempered, imposter syndrome, jealousy, friendships dwindling apart, your friend’s boyfriends, and coping with friends changing. GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS: Podcorn: Start monetizing your podcast today with Podcorn! https://podcorn.com/That's It. Bars: Head to www.thatsitfruit.com/ironwomen and use the code ALREADYFRIENDS for 20% off your order! Athletic Greens: AG1 contains over 75 essential vitamins, minerals and whole-food sourced ingredients giving you a multivitamin, probiotic, prebiotic, adaptogens and more (all in one daily scoop). Get your Free One Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs with our link here! https://athleticgreens.com/emergingTo sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/27/202244 minutes, 53 seconds
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Food! Grocery Lists, Go-To Meals, Favorite Restaurants and More

What an overdue episode! We could go on for hours about all things food but today we briefly touched on a bunch of topics from our grocery routines, how we make eating at home more appealing, appliances, funny food experiences, recommendations, go to meals, recipes and some of our all time favorite spots. We realize food can be a touchy subject for many. We hope you have a good relationship with food but it’s important to know almost all of us struggle with our body image at some point. There’s good days and bad days and many in-between. Sending you love if this has been a really hard journey for you and we hope you find the help and resources you need. CEARA'S MENTIONS:Slap Ya Mama SeasoningsDave’s Killer BreadBrown’s Court Bakery - Charleston, SCThursday Kitchen - NYCSauce - NYC12 Chairs - NYC Veracruz - AustinALLISON'S MENTIONS:Erker Salt = 13 Parts Kosher Salt, 3 Parts Garlic, 3 Parts Black PepperChef Tanya’s - Palm SpringsAnnapurna’s World Vegetarian Cafe - New MexicoBillie’s Grocery (Cafe) - Kansas City, MOLa Pitaya Vegana - Mexico CityGracias* Madre Vegan Taco Truck - Mexico City GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS: Podcorn: Start monetizing your podcast today with Podcorn! https://podcorn.com/That's It. Bars: Head to www.thatsitfruit.com/ironwomen and use the code ALREADYFRIENDS for 20% off your order! Athletic Greens: AG1 contains over 75 essential vitamins, minerals and whole-food sourced ingredients giving you a multivitamin, probiotic, prebiotic, adaptogens and more (all in one daily scoop). Get your Free One Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs with our link here! https://athleticgreens.com/emergingTo sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/20/202247 minutes, 41 seconds
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Our Thoughts on Influencers, Revolve Fest, and Social Media

Are people over influencers? Is it worth quitting your 9-5 to become an influencer? Why do we admire certain individuals over others? Are we sick of seeing advertisements on every social media platform? Should you meet your heroes? What downsides are there to growing a huge following?There’s so much to discuss when it comes to influencer culture that we could have gone on for hours! We talk about the psychology of why we value influencers' opinions, problems within the world of brand partnerships, how accountable influencers should be for promoting products and experiences, what their lives might really look like behind the scenes and how the scene is continuously changing. We also finally got a chance to catch up on what we’ve been up to! Allison has been spending a lot of time outside - walking, hiking and picnics in the countryside. Ceara is back from three weekends in Palm Springs after attending Revolve Festival, Coachella Weekend 2 and a big shoot for Beautiful Destinations. GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSOR: Podcorn: Start monetizing your podcast today with Podcorn! https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/13/202258 minutes, 26 seconds
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Travel with Pat - Credit Cards, Flight Miles, Perks and Credit Scores

We got the opportunity to get the spontaneous, jet-setting Patrick Revnew to sit down with us for an hour to talk about how he became a credit card point expert. From launching his own business as a senior in high school to building his TikTok travel account, he has years of experience in entrepreneurship and hacking the finances adult world brings on. As we were recording, he was in JFK, staying at the TWA Hotel, in route to Milan on an iconic bucket list first class Emirates flight. He shares how he got started, tips for beginners and secrets he’s learned along the way. This was such a useful and informative episode but presented in a fun and interesting way! Pat is motivating us to take risks, to go see more of the world and make things happen. What are you waiting for?! MENTIONS:Travel with Pat TikTokTWA Hotel in New YorkCard Pointers App for OrganizingPat’s Favorite Credit CardsAllison’s Fav - Capital One VentureAllison’s Fav - Chase Sapphire PreferredCeara Fav - Chase Sapphire Preferred** we do get referral bonuses for these credit card links, so if you decide you want any of these cards, we would really appreciate you using our referral links! thank you so much in advance.  GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS: Podcorn: Start monetizing your podcast today with Podcorn! https://podcorn.com/Athletic Greens: AG1 contains over 75 essential vitamins, minerals and whole-food sourced ingredients giving you a multivitamin, probiotic, prebiotic, adaptogens and more (all in one daily scoop). Get your Free One Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs with our link here! https://athleticgreens.com/emergingTo sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/6/202250 minutes, 15 seconds
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WWYBD?! Making New Friends, Breakups, FWB and Independence

We’re back with our WWYBD (What Would Your Bestie Do?!) segment where we answer questions that our listeners submitted on Instagram. If you’ve ever wanted to ask us what we’d do, be sure to submit your question for the next WWYBD as this is a recurring segment that airs the last Friday of each month. We try to answer as openly and honestly as possible to give you perspective and guidance from our own experiences.In this episode, we answer questions related to making new friendships after college, how to cope with friendships ending and our thoughts of friends with benefits. We also discuss relationship levels from dating to engagement to marriage and our thoughts on how to know when you’re ready for the next step. We wrap up with advice about friendships drifting apart and breakups. This is a classic ‘comfort’ style episode where you’re just hanging out with us and having quality girl-talk time. GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/29/202238 minutes, 39 seconds
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Confidence, Balance, and Living an Attainable Lifestyle w/ Lindsey Wedgeworth

On today’s episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Lindsey Wedgeworth. Growing up as a dancer, Lindsey had the unique opportunity to work on a cruise ship after college and then move to Los Angeles. When the pandemic happened, life three a curveball that allowed Lindsey to pivot. She is now living her best balanced, well-rounded life in Florida as a content creator with her growing podcast and social media channels. We covered so many wholesome topics from taking risks, being away from your family, mental health, doing things alone, body image, social pressure, planning trips on a budget, prioritizing your values and finding a realistic balance between all that life offers. This was an awesome girl-talk episode that anyone can find comfort, value and new perspectives from.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 LINDSEY:Lindsey Wedgeworth TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@lindseyxworthLindsey Wedgeworth Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/lindseyxworth/GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/22/202259 minutes, 44 seconds
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Pop Culture Trends: TikTok, Our Favorite Emojis, + Lingo

A lighthearted carefree episode where we update the friendsquad on what’s been going on in our personal lives, how we are trying to romanticize the little moments and sharing peaks of the week. For today's show, we have a conversation about pop culture trends because as gals in their mid-to-late 20's, we fall in that awkward age range between Gen Z and Millennials (where we either know-it-all or are completely clueless - and there's no in-between). We love social media and keeping up with trends, but we’re also on that hump out of college where we admittedly have to use Urban Dictionary sometimes. Hopefully you can laugh with us, and not at us, in this funny girl-talk style episode.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 supportGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/15/202239 minutes, 36 seconds
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Shocking Spring Break Stories

Taking ~ silly goofy mood ~ to a whole new level on today’s episode. If you’re in need of a serotonin boost and some giggles then this is the perfect episode to lift your spirits. Allison and Ceara share their personal untold spring break stories that will have you belly laughing along. We also read listener submitted stories and let’s just say - our jaw is on the floor. GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/8/202250 minutes, 18 seconds
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Making Big Decisions, Opportunities and Taking Risks

No matter what age and stage you’re in, big life decisions are going to keep coming. The gravity of these choices can really overwhelm and weigh us down. In this episode, we walk you through some hard choices we had to make and risks we took. We share what we learned from them, advice on how to come to a decision and some encouraging words to help provide some clarity to you during these challenging situations.GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/1/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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WWYBD?! Career Changes, Loneliness and More

We’re back with our WWYBD (What Would Your Bestie Do?!) segment where we answer questions that our listener’s submitted on Instagram. We talk out different situations so you can hear our honest thoughts about the topic and we share any advice we might have. If you’ve ever wanted to ask us what we’d do, be sure to submit your question for next month’s WWYBD as this is a recurring segment!We catch up about our lives which include some nice stories, gassing up Omaha and share peaks of the week. This is a classic ‘comfort’ style episode where you’re just hanging out with us and having quality girl-talk time.MENTIONS:TikTok about Time: https://www.tiktok.com/@legalbaddie/video/6999700004352871686?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6956401810292033029GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/25/202245 minutes, 51 seconds
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How To Plan A Trip: Choosing a Destination, Finding Hidden Gems, and More

There’s so much to see and do all around the globe. You can take beach vacations, outdoor excursions, cultural experiences, long road trips, big group party trips, a budget trip, van life adventures, visit loved ones or to see a particular site. It can be overwhelming to narrow down when to go, where to go, how long and what to do when you actually arrive. With Ceara’s background as a travel producer and Allison’s experience traveling to 20+ countries, we wanted to talk about where we begin with our trip planning process. We give tips on figuring out travel times, how we find hidden gems, booking flights, credit cards, insurance, weather, travel companions, budgets, and accommodations.MENTIONS:Ryo Kan Hotel in Mexico City - https://ryokan.mxCasa Organica in Mexico City - https://www.casaorganica.orgRagged Priest Denim - https://theraggedpriest.com/collections/womens-jeans?page=4Ceara’s Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SyJHojrZY3J2IaF5zda2qnvUDnf1aqo36mOZvQtHoFA/edit#gid=0Travel Insurance Company - https://www.forbes.com/advisor/travel-insurance/best-travel-insurance/Ceara’s Hotel in Dominican Republic - https://www.haciendacocuyo.com/Ceara’s Chase Credit Card Referral Link - https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6d/L6MD1PKO5BAllison’s Capital One Credit Card Referral Link - https://capital.one/2YLwVvnCoconut Farm in Maui that Allison Stayed At - https://www.coconutinformation.comGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/18/20221 hour, 23 seconds
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Spring Cleaning 101: Your Home, Schedule and Mental Clutter

With spring just around the corner, we thought we’d start getting excited about spring cleaning! There’s nothing like those first nice warm days where you get to open the windows and start clearing out the weight of winter. Allison and Ceara share tips about cleaning out physical spaces such as your closet, car and home. We also took the conversation beyond deep cleaning to include digital spaces (camera roll, email inbox, social media) and things that may be causing mental clutter (overthinking, work stress, bad friendships, too much time on social media, busy schedules, etc). Sometimes life can get moving so fast that we end up accumulating responsibilities, subscriptions and unnecessary items. This episode serves as a great reminder to slow down, be mindful and determine what matters most to you. MENTIONS: Grove Cleaning Supplies Ceara’s Cordless Vacuum Notion - Organizing SoftwareThe Minimalists PodcastGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/11/202247 minutes, 19 seconds
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How To Romanticize and Celebrate Your Life

In honor of it being Ceara’s birthday in a few days, and with Allison returning from an incredible trip to Mexico City, we wanted to talk about romanticizing and celebrating life - the big moments, the little moments, and everything in between. Romanticizing your life means finding beauty in the mundane. So much of our lives consist of work, chores, sleeping, running errands ~ and with this episode, we talk about our favorite ways to make those everyday moments special!MENTIONS:Flower Arranging Tip: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAB96vn/"The Wiggle Way: A Guide from Despair to Unf*ckwithable Joy" - e-book by Lilly Wang GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected]. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/4/202247 minutes, 28 seconds
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WWYBD?! Answering Your Questions About Friendship Boundaries and Tough Situations

We’re back with our WWYBD (What Would Your Bestie Do?!) segment where we answer questions that our listener’s submitted on Instagram. We talk out different situations so you can hear our honest thoughts about the topic and we share any advice we might have. If you’ve ever wanted to ask us what we’d do, be sure to submit your question for next month’s WWYBD as this is a recurring segment!We catch up about winter routines and thrifting finds. This is a classic ‘comfort’ style episode where you’re just hanging out with us and having quality girl-talk time. GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/25/202245 minutes, 35 seconds
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Friendship Green Flags vs. Red Flags

We bring the spice and fun this week! If you’re on social media, you’ve probably seen the recent trend to share your green flags vs. red flags. Usually, most of these are within the lens of dating but we thought we’d share our green flags and red flags when it comes to friendship! because this is the AFP after all.Whether it’s something as lighthearted as being messy, or as serious as hanging around a Debbie Downer, we discuss what makes or breaks it for us in a friend. This episode really helped us talk out ideas about how to attract like-minded people, maintain these relationships, and important things to look for.To kick off the episode we also catch up on our favorite tv-series and share the weekly peaks. Who else is watching Euphoria?!MENTIONS:Expanded Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/expanded-podcast-by-to-be-magnetic/id1419732648Mindset, Magic and Manifestation Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mindset-magic-manifestation-podcast/id1366612500You Are A Bad Ass Book - https://amzn.to/3I0lsihPhoto Tripod - https://amzn.to/3I2nsGzGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/18/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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Moving to LA from the Midwest w/ Hannah Roeloffs: Fashion, Life in LA, Dating a YouTuber and more

We’ve all thought about moving across the country and starting a new life at some point… right? Maybe you already did it (if you have, honestly go off bestie) but if you haven’t, we’ve brought along the perfect guest to tell you all about it. Today we’re joined by Nebraska native turned LA resident, Hannah Roeloffs. Hannah moved to LA right out of high school to pursue a career in fashion and has worked with some of the biggest fashion brands in the industry, leading her to start her own clothing company, Illie Society.She also has worked in the content creation space, working for the Funk Bros (over 6 million YouTube subscribers) and even building a following of her own! On this episode, we talk to Hannah about what it was like making the jump from Midwest to West Coast, working in fashion, working for YouTubers, dating a YouTuber, starting your own business, and more! MENTIONS:Hannah Roeloff's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/hannahroeloffs/Illie Society:https://www.illiesociety.com/GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/11/202254 minutes, 24 seconds
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ONE YEAR OF THE POD! What We’ve Learned, Untold Stories, and More!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! It’s officially been a year since launching the Already Friends podcast, so what better way to celebrate than by reflecting on what we’ve learned since starting the show! We share different lessons having a podcast has taught us, share some stories, and reflect on how grateful we are that we get to do this every week. To many more episodes of the AFP!GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/4/202251 minutes, 41 seconds
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How To Stay Cozy In The Winter

As two gals who have lived in the midwest for the majority of our lives, we know how long and brutal the winters can be. S.A.D. is so real! Now that we are through the holidays - motivation and excitement for the new year might be dwindling.Through some funny stories and girl talk, we are here to remind you of some easy activities that you can implement into your routine that will make the colder weather a little more enjoyable! As always, we share what we’ve been up to, our peaks and your peaks of the week!GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/28/202250 minutes, 34 seconds
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WWYBD?! You Asked, We Answered!

If you've been in a bit of a funk to start off the year, you're not alone! From people in our inner circles, to our listener's, to strangers and friends online - it seems like 2022 hasn't been the promised fresh start that many were hoping for. While we regularly try to show gratitude and acknowledge positive moments through our Peak of the Week Segment and general conversations, we felt that it was time to have a good deep heart to heart with you guys. With all that being said, we are starting a new episode series called ~ WWYBD?! ~ What Would Your Bestie Do?! We asked you guys to DM us your questions, problems and anything on your mind that you wanted to share. We kept everything anonymous and shared our advice when asked. We can't wait to keep this new series going to connect with our listener's on a more intimate level and make you feel less alone in whatever you may be going through. MENTIONS:Lyre's Non-Alcoholic BeveragesTaboo - Allison's Favorite GameScattergories - Ceara's Favorite GameClementine's Ice Cream Shop in St. LouisWhy Quantum Physicists Play Grow A Greater YouGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/21/202246 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ins and Outs for Living Your Best Life

Today, we’re talking about what we’re currently loving and what isn’t resonating with us anymore. Through our own personal growth journeys over the last few years, we’ve realized some things just aren’t aligning with us anymore. To keep it lighthearted, we also share our thoughts on some trendy items such as low-rise jeans, dirty chai lattes, and Instagram.MENTIONS:Amber Michele Poemshttps://www.instagram.com/ambermichele_poems/GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:PodcornTo sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/14/202250 minutes, 21 seconds
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Our Goal Setting Process for 2022 + Sharing Our Goals

We all know that January is a great time to reflect and reset after the holidays. While there can be a lot of pressure around feeling the need to “rebrand” yourself and set the stakes high, we want to encourage you to find what works for you. We share our goal-setting process and what has helped us turn our wishes into tangible plans. Through our journey as young adults, we’ve both aimed too high and aimed too low. Ideally, you want to reach enough out of your comfort zone to soar, but not so high that you can’t sustain the process and end up calling it quits. If you’re interested in sharing your goals with a community that can help hold you accountable, join our Patreon group. Later this month, we will be hosting a remote Goal Setting Workshop with all the members and we’ll host a follow-up event in six months to check in with everyone’s journey. MENTIONS:Free PDF - Year CompassLaw of Attraction PlannerEat Move Sleep by Tom RathFour Agreements by Don Miguel RuizDax Shepard - Armchair Expert (Podcast about Sobriety)Danyasa Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica - Ceara’s StayVideo Scholarships for High School/College StudentsRitual Zero Proof - Non-Alcoholic AlternativeLyre's- Non-Alcoholic Beverages (use CEARA15 for 15% off)Sister’s and Seekers - Allison Clothing HaulWild One - Dog Brand1777 Bed & Breakfast - Ephrata, PA (Ceara’s Aunt and Uncle’s Bed & Breakfast)Christen (Career Tips + Salary Spreadsheet)https://www.tiktok.com/@chrristen?lang=enGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Socials: Instagram, TikTokAllison's Socials: Instagram, TikTokCeara's Socials: Instagram, TikTokAlready Friends Patreon: $5 a Month for Bonus EpisodesLet's be friends - join the Already Friends FB Group!To sponsor our show, email [email protected] Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/7/202257 minutes, 37 seconds
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21 Things We Learned in 2021: Reflecting, Lessons and Personal Growth

As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to sit down and reflect on everything the year entailed. Through good times and hard times, we share lessons we’ve learned. We switch up our weekly ‘Peak of the Week’ segment for a ‘Peak of the Year’ moment, celebrating our highs and a bunch of yours! We are so proud of you guys and all your growth this year. We both dove deep into 10 lessons that we've learned this year and saved #21 as a lesson the podcast learned together. It was a really fun episode to put together and we hope you can apply some of these realizations into your own life! Wishing you the best year yet.MENTIONS:Christen (Career Tips + Salary Spreadsheet)https://www.tiktok.com/@chrristen?lang=enGIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/31/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 26 seconds
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Gratitude + Thoughts on the Holidays

Happy holidays from us to you! With it being a busy week with the holidays, family time, etc., we’re keeping this week’s episode short and sweet. We talk about gratitude quite a bit on the show, so we wanted to express some of the things we were feeling grateful for this week. We also give our thoughts and some advice for dealing with everything that the holidays bring. RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/24/202118 minutes, 31 seconds
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Body Image, Confidence and Self-Esteem w/ Erin Ren

We live in a world dominated by social media, and we have access to look and follow people of all shapes, sizes, and looks 24/7. The “beauty standard” seems to always be moving further and further out of our reach, and we’re constantly being told “do this diet, buy this product” and then you’ll love yourself.This also means we are constantly comparing: comparing ourselves to that Instagram model we follow, wanting what they have, hating what we have, the cycle goes on and on. At one point, Erin Ren decided enough was enough, and ever since then, she’s been inspiring women to say screw society’s standards, and to realize that we are perfect just the way we are.In today’s conversation, Erin Ren talks about what it’s like being a professional hype woman to many, as a boudoir photographer that shoots her clients in their most vulnerable state. She also gives advice on how to be confident, how to help others when they’re not feeling confident, what it’s like being a first-time mom, and more. MENTIONS:Erin’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/erinrenphoto/?hl=enErin’s Boudoir Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bodyandboudoir/?hl=enRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Podcorn - Monetize Your Podcast https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/17/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Bridal Fashion 101 w/ Hope LaVine: Finding the Perfect Dress, Tips for Planning Your Perfect Wedding, and more!

If you’re on TikTok or Instagram, you’ve seen the bridal content: brides or stylists trying on the most gorgeous dresses, people giving tips for what they would have done at their wedding, and more. One of the influencers leading this type of content is Hope LaVine, and we’ve been wanting to have her on since the beginning of the podcast! ​​Hope LaVine is an independent bridal stylist and blogger, she carries 7 years of experience in bridal styling and is basically an expert on all things fashion in the bridal world. Her favorite part of styling is connecting with brides and making them feel their best version of themselves. She is also a content creator and is your “Bridal Bestie”, posting TikToks that have grown her to 187,000 followers and a large IG following as well! Unfortunately, there was an emergency at Allison’s recording studio (all good, everyone is okay) so Ceara flies solo for this interview. Hope and Ceara talk about what it’s like being a bridal stylist, Hope’s time working as a stylist on “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta”, how the pandemic changed her world, life as a content creator, and more! MENTIONS:Hope's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@hopelavine?lang=enHope's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hopelavine/FREE EXCEL WEDDING BUDGET PLANNERHow To Go Wedding Dress Shopping E-BookRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Podcorn - Monetize Your Podcast https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/10/202152 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Major Self-Help Chat: Reading Quotes From Our Favorite Books

A lot has been happening in our corner of the world this week, so we spend a good amount of time catching up. Ceara got to see her family out in South Carolina and have some quality sibling time. Allison was busy at the shop with Black Friday, is having *another* existential crisis, and is inviting some new perspectives in. We got the idea for this episode from The Aubrey Marcus Podcast # 317 ‘Secrets of Taoism and The Rebel Monk’ where they discussed a piece of literature. We thought it would be fun to share some quotes from our favorite books that we’ve been reading lately. The conversation goes a few different directions as the quotes spark a variety of topics. This is a mini Self-Help-Bible episode as we really cover a lot of ground. There’s certainly something for everyone in this one.BOOKS MENTIONED:The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark MansonSalt Water by Brianna WiestThe Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery by Brianna WiestWhy Quantum Physicists Play "Grow a Greater You": Learn How to Live the Most Truly Fulfilling Life Humanly Possible by Greg KuhnYou Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen SinceroHow to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis by James MccraeTribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferris Simplify Your Life by Elaine St. JamesThe Wisdom of Sundays - Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations, Oprah Winfrey How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim FerrisThe Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart TolleThe Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel RuizCreating Affluence by Deepak Chopra Quit Like A Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol by Holly Whitaker 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna West PODCASTS MENTIONED:Tristan Harris, Star of The Social Dilemma Documentary on The Joe Rogan Podcast The Tim Ferris Show by Tim FerrisEckhart Tolle: Essential Teachings The Tony Robbins PodcastBeyond the Self with Africa BrookeAubrey Marcus PodcastRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Podcorn - Monetize Your Podcast https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/3/202158 minutes, 8 seconds
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Moving In With Our Boyfriends: Advice, The Unexpected, Stories, and More

In this honest and transparent episode, we share what moving in with our boyfriends has actually been like (the highs and lows included). To make the episode more widely relatable, we also include stories about all of our different living situations throughout our lives, such as our home life growing up, college roommates, sorority living, living abroad, and more!As we’ve both learned from our many different living situations, your home life will inevitably influence all the other areas of your life - whether it’s a good situation or a bad one. With this episode, we hope to give some insight into the thought process we both had moving in with our partners, some advice and things to look out for if it’s something you’ve considered doing, and lessons we’ve learned along the way!RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Podcorn - Monetize Your Podcast https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/26/202152 minutes, 41 seconds
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Answering 36 Questions That Lead to Love

Is anyone else exhausted from having the same light-hearted easy conversations all the time? It can be even more tiring to pretend “everything is fine” and keep it casual than to just actually discuss real, honest topics. This week we open up through a series of personal questions developed by psychologist Arthur Aron and colleagues (and famously featured by the New York Times) that are meant to accelerate intimacy. Answering these questions was a great way to get to know ourselves and each other better. It would be a great “game” to play with loved ones, especially over this holiday season where small talk tends to dominate conversations. We hope you enjoy getting to know us better! Through our answers, there might even be some intriguing takeaways and lessons learned that will help you in your own journey.THE 36 QUESTIONS: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/style/no-37-big-wedding-or-small.htmlRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Podcorn - Monetize Your Podcast https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/19/202150 minutes, 9 seconds
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How To Give Intentional Gifts (Holiday Gift Guide)

Rather than a basic gift guide list of trendy items to buy, we want to help you think about giving gifts in a different way this year so that it doesn’t seem like you’re just swapping $20 bills with everyone you know.We divided this episode into a few segments. To start off, we do include some physical gifts that we recommend and why we think they’d make a great gift. Then we talk about giving experience-oriented gifts and what that can look like. Another idea is to give gifts that help someone reach their goals which is super thoughtful. One of the best talking points during this episode is the segment on love languages and how you could tie gifts into someone’s receiving love language. We wrap up with some advice on how to ask for what you actually want yourself!Hopefully, this episode helps relieve some stress from your plate this holiday season while reminding you to be mindful about your budget, the planet, and the special humans in your life.GIFT LINKS: Beautiful Gold Cutlery - The Wholesome StoreDB Luggage - 60L Suitcase  Sunset Alarm Clock - AmazonThought Catalog - BooksAirbnb ExperiencesBlume Vegan BlendsTSA Precheck / Global EntryStationary and Cute Greeting CardsEveryday Co BackdropsButcherBox Meat Variety SetMejuri JewelryBanks Jewelry Take the Love Language Quiz RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Podcorn - Monetize Your Podcast https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/12/202153 minutes, 58 seconds
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Healthy Self-Care Habits

A highly requested topic from our listeners, we share how our daily habits lay a strong foundation for success. We talk about personal care tips, creating a tidy organized space that you can thrive in, incorporating more mindfulness into additional areas of your life and how showing gratitude can lead to more abundance. While we call these “simple” habits, they aren’t always “easy” but we wanted to share ideas with you that you could implement into your life today without spending a bunch of money or doing anything drastic. Hopefully these practices resonate with you and help you create better routines in your own life! MENTIONS: Palo Santo from New Wave Ceara's Alarm ClockBook: Power of HabitRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Podcorn - Monetize Your Podcast https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/5/202148 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Reality of Doing 75 Hard

We talk about the 75 Hard program quite a bit in passing and some of you have started it as well! If you’re a little lost on what’s going on - don’t worry. This episode is here to help clear up your questions. Allison and Clay sit down to tell listener’s what the 75 Hard Program entails, their experiences with it, what they learned and advice for someone who wants to give it a try. They finish the episode by answering listener submitted questions. We want to reiterate that everyone’s 75 Hard should look different. It’s your journey and it should be unique to you and your personal goals. Even if you aren’t interested in trying 75 Hard, it’s a great episode around health, wellness, sobriety and mental fortitude. Next week, we will be back to regularly scheduled Allison and Ceara content. MENTIONS:Real AF Podcast75 Hard App 75 Hard Book - A Tactical Guide to Winning The War with YourselfRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Podcorn - Monetize Your Podcast https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/29/202141 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to Win at Social Media

In today’s social climate, creating a presence online is more crucial than ever. 70-90% of employers consider a candidate’s social media activity before making a hire. You want your social channels to work for you, not against you. We share our best tips on how to figure out your personal aesthetic, how to create a brand for yourself, and how to sustain posting regularly. We talk pros and cons of each platform and share insight on how social media has led us to many opportunities that are also available to you as well.Lastly, we dive into our personal content creation processes - how we edit and helpful apps which are all listed below. Some are free and some do cost.This episode is part one of our social media conversation. The second part will be November’s bonus episode on our Patreon account which you can subscribe to for just $5/month to help support our show.EDITING APPS:Lightroom MobileAfterlightTone EditBeauty PlusLens BuddyPlanolyVSCOVideoshopRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Podcorn - Monetize Your Podcast https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/22/202156 minutes, 25 seconds
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Life Updates, Girl Talk and Fall Favorites

This week, Allison and Ceara get to catch up as besties and have some fun casual conversations! We share what we’ve been up to with all of our recent travels, Allison’s birthday, Ceara’s work projects, and some things we have been loving lately.Conversation topics include skincare, kombucha, pumpkins, wellness, healthy habits, getting a good night's sleep, astrology and books. All of our favorites are linked below. Be sure to check out this week’s sponsor - The Grove Juicery for a variety of wellness and healthy lifestyle products!MENTIONS:Paula's Choice BHA Exfoliant Biossance Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle CleanserWeleda Skin FoodDrunk Elephant Micellar WaterDrunk Elephant Baby FacialIt’s BlumePurify YouVala's Pumpkin Patch - Omaha, NEFlo VitaminsCo — StarThought CatalogRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:The Grove Juicery & Wellness CafeTo sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/15/202156 minutes, 6 seconds
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Money, Budgets, and Financial Freedom w/ Brady Kirkpatrick

We are joined by Ceara’s older brother, Brady Kirkpatrick. Brady is a Certified Financial Planner and shares all kinds of valuable money advice with us in a fun, casual way. We know learning more about finances can be really overwhelming so we wanted to have someone on the podcast who is very personal, young, and makes the information digestible.There can be a lot of negative thoughts around money but once you let go of that fear, you will find that financial freedom is much more attainable. A quote that really resonates with us is, “live poor now so that you can live rich later.” So much of today’s culture encourages impulse shopping, overspending, and not planning for the future. Budgeting, sacrifices, and resisting temptation aren’t really shown on Instagram but we’re here to break down that wall.Brady’s last takeaways are - it’s never too late to get started, create a plan that works with your value system, stick with it, review your finances regularly and live by the 50/30/20 rule.BOOKS:The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas StanleyThe Simple Path to Wealth by JL CollinsThe Lifestyle Investor: 10 Commandments of Cash Flow Investing for Passive Income and Financial Freedom by Justin DonaldRich Dad Poor Day (Hard Copy) by Robert KiyosakiTotal Money Makeover by Dave RamseyGrow A Greater You by Greg KuhnBRADY:Brady's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brady.kirkpatrick/?hl=enBrady's Website:https://www.krilogy.com/team/brady-kirkpatrick/RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/8/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mental Health and Mindset Shifts with Cyd B

We had the opportunity to chat with a super special guest, Cyd B, and let us tell you guys, this has easily become one of our favorite conversations. Cyd is such a kind soul with an incredible work ethic and mission for her business, and we're so excited for you to get to know her in this episode.Cydney Barber is the founder of Into Light, a sustainable emotion-based clothing company. We sat down with Cyd in person to explore multiple topics in the mental and physical health sphere - eating plant-based, 75 hard, matcha (obviously) boundaries, self-reflection, evaluating relationships, asking for help, meditation, breathwork, routines, hormones, dealing with your emotions, and more.She is also the co-host of The Far Out Podcast with Megan Baudry where they explore concepts, ideas, and perspectives that are out there, so it was great to have Cyd on to give our listener’s a taste of her world. MENTIONS:Cyd’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cydb____/Into Light Website - https://www.instagram.com/shop.intolight/Into Light Instagram - https://www.shopintolight.comThe Far Out Podcast - https://www.shopintolight.com/farout/Breathwrk App - https://www.breathwrk.comRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/1/20211 hour, 26 seconds
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Road Tripping 101: Our Best Tips + Funny Stories

Another travel episode for you! This time, we dive deep into road trips - specifically in the US. We are fortunate that both of our families took lots of trips by car throughout our childhoods so we’ve had the opportunity to visit many states and remote destinations.We just got back from our own road trips as well so we thought we’d share more details about our routes, rental cars, packing, sleeping in the car, camping, and general advice around the subject. We love that traveling by car allows a flexible itinerary, the freedom to stop at any destination you desire, and is a great option for budget travelers.This episode definitely unlocked some nostalgia and trips down memory lane. We hope it inspires you to take a big or small road trip soon as there is so much to explore around you, no matter where you live! RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/24/202147 minutes, 15 seconds
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Traveling the World (While Working a Full-Time Job) w/ Corie Fay

We are super honored to have Corie Fay as today’s guest. At the age of 27, Corie is a full-time consultant (which she'll explain what that actually means). Boston homeowner, and a girl who takes nearly every opportunity she can to travel. With 40+ countries on her resume, we were excited to ask her how she balances working a 9-5 (*8am-8pm*) while jetting around the globe.Corie shares adulting advice, financial tips, travel stories, and how she keeps her calendar full. Her content has been gaining momentum as she is the master of the tripod self-photography game.Before Corie joins, Ceara and Allison catch up on their recent trips. Allison is in Colorado with her boyfriend. Ceara just finished shooting in the Northeast with Beautiful Destinations and is heading to Maine. The girls are in a silly mood from some chaotic travel situations and share a lot of laughs this week. RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/17/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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Are You Burned Out?!

In today’s age of hustle culture, the grind, and working to live - we know how easy it is to participate in this mindset. As two high-achieving entrepreneurs, we’ve certainly learned the hard way that overextending yourself will lead to burnout.You guys know that we love to challenge ourselves and have a lot on our plate but we are not here to romanticize grinding 24/7. It’s easy to think that putting in excessive hours is solely highly productive but it can eventually put your mental, emotional, and physical health at risk.Allison and Ceara dive deep into what burnout is, its signs, and its side effects. Feelings of exhaustion, being trapped, spreading yourself too thin, cynical attitudes, counting down the minutes left in your shift, and detaching from the present moment are all common signs that we have noticed as a result of being burned out.We offer a variety of solutions and ideas to help you navigate whatever area of your life that burnout could be happening. Burnout can also occur from relationships, friendships, school, sports, hobbies, traveling, or attempting to maintain a certain lifestyle. We hope this episode offers you support, new perspectives, and a mindset shift around feeling like you have to do it allll. MENTIONS:Sunrise yoga by Michele Dougard Yoga in Bradley Beach, NJ (private sessions available): https://www.instagram.com/micheledougardyoga/Enneagram - https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptionsSahara Rose Dharma Archetypes - https://www.dharmaarchetypequiz.comGallup Clifton Strengths - https://store.gallup.com/p/en-us/10003/cliftonstrengths-34Cosmic Power Book - https://a.co/d/feglz5pStar Power Book - https://a.co/d/feglz5pAllison's Capital One - https://capital.one/2YLwVvnRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/10/202149 minutes, 14 seconds
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Travel Like Us Pt 2: Finding Travel Partners, Uncut Stories and Packing Tips

In our first Travel Like Us Episode 21, we talked about how we got started traveling, solo trips, where to stay, do’s and don’ts, and more. After that episode went live, we had listeners ask some follow-up questions and that they wanted us to share some funny travel stories! You guys know we love traveling and could talk about it all day every day, so we were stoked to record another episode about one of our greatest passions.In Part 2, we talk about how to find good travel buddies and share some incidents where we personally took trips with people that killed the vibe so we want to help you avoid that. The last thing you want is to be in Paris (after saving and dreaming about the trip for years) with someone who is a nightmare in new environments. We share our advice about traveling when your partner has a totally different travel style than you do. Then end with all the ins and outs of packing - how to, how not to, best suitcases, lists, and more.There are hilarious ~ travel gone wrong ~ moments that we included in this episode and let’s just say the flashbacks were scary lol. GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/3/202155 minutes, 17 seconds
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Balance, Priorities and Saying No

With the fall semester starting back up, things are quickly getting busy again. More events, football games, class, homework, projects, and weddings. Fewer days basking in the sunshine. If this has you feeling a little squirmy, anxious, and overwhelmed - we got you.This week, Allison and Ceara wanted to talk about how to find balance in the midst of what feels like chaos, how to prioritize everything being thrown your way, what saying no can look like and how implementing healthier routines can make your life so much easier. In our opinion, it’s a pretty insightful episode so grab your journals, and let’s get going on your goals and to-do lists! Procrastination is not your bestie and she isn’t getting a spot at the table anymore.GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing! You’ll be entered into our giveaway as a thank-you. You could win a box of PR goodies (a full-sized YSL perfume, full-sized skincare/beauty products, and more) Reminder to enter before December 31st! SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/27/202146 minutes, 36 seconds
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Big Sis Advice - Answering Your Questions!

As two older sisters ourselves, we thought it would be fun to share our *big sis wisdom* with our listeners who either don’t have an older sibling to lean on or just want to hear our perspective. We asked you on Instagram @werealreadyfriends to submit your questions and we provide some thorough heartfelt answers.Of course, no episode is complete without first catching up on Allison and Ceara’s lives and sharing Peaks of the Week! Today - we also have an extra special big awesome announcement that will make our loyal listeners very excited! Stayed tuned all the way through to the end to get the scoop on what we’re launching. Hint hint - bonus episodes, behind-the-scenes content, first to know about merch, and submitting your highly valued opinion on future content.MENTIONS:Allison's Capital One: https://capital.one/2YLwVvnCeara's Chase Sapphire Preferred: https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6c/MGDFMPYVX4RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/20/202151 minutes, 56 seconds
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Clean, Healthy Living with Clay and Connor

Part 2/2 - We expand upon our conversation from Episode 29 with our boyfriends, Clay and Connor. Part 1 was focused on sobriety and our own experiences with drinking and smoking. Part 2 dives into healthy lifestyles from a physical and emotional perspective. We felt that the two topics go hand-in-hand as having a clear mind has motivated us to “clean up” other areas of our life from our homes to relationships to routines and beyond. When you feel good, that positive energy permeates into every other aspect of your life.We talk about how we include activity daily in our lives (hellllo hot girl walks!), have learned to pay more attention to food labels, experiment with various fitness programs, and are trying new recipes in the kitchen.Every person’s journey with health and wellness is going to look different. We are hoping to give some general tips but ultimately we want to encourage you to find what works best for you and leads you to be your happiest, healthiest self - mentally, emotionally, and physically.RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/13/20211 hour, 29 seconds
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An Honest Conversation About Drinking

Everyone has a unique personal relationship with substances - whether they don’t like using them, are indifferent, dabble here and there, party, or abuse them. We live in a drinking-obsessed culture. Everywhere you turn, it seems alcohol is celebrated at the forefront from brunch, to happy hour, to sporting events, weddings, birthdays, holidays, and just because it’s the weekend.We wanted to shed some light on the flip side of this by bringing on our boyfriends, Clay Fisher and Connor Wiemann, to have a really candid and open conversation. We talk about all of our own experiences with alcohol and weed, how it plays a role in our health, and our current thoughts about sobriety and the sober curious movement.If you have felt called to evaluate your drinking/smoking habits or just want to hear an honest perspective - then this is a great episode for you. We are not trying to make anyone who does drink, smoke or party feel bad about their choices. Simply, we want to help normalize that it is more than okay to not partake in drinking culture (for any reason that you may have) and we are here to support you on your journey!RESOURCES:Lauren Elizabeth has an awesome YouTube video and podcast about her sober journeyIG @sobercuriouscollectiveIG @sober_otterSober Vibes Podcast + IGDay 7 by Dax Shepherd - The Armchair Expert PodcastBOOKS:Quit Like A Woman by Holly WhitakerThe Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine GrayWe Are The Luckiest by Laura McKowenRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/6/202152 minutes, 9 seconds
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How To Make and Maintain Friendships with Danielle Bayard Jackson

What could be more fitting for the Already Friends Podcast than an episode about friendship! Particularly the power of female friendship, how friendship actually impacts our health, how to move on from friend breakups, and tangible strategies for making new friends.Danielle Bayard Jackson is now a certified friendship coach after being a high school teacher and working in public relations. She realized what a need there was for friendship coaching, especially for high school and young adult women. Her unique approach and niche have garnered her a lot of attention - featured by NBC News, Huff Post, Psychology Today, TED, and several other media outlets. Her TikTok account has several viral videos, she speaks organization’s around the country and she has a book deal in the works. So… Danielle is legit!We were eager to ask Danielle all of our questions and hope that her guidance resonates with you, no matter what age and stage you are in. MENTIONS:Danielle Bayard Jackson's Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/daniellebayardjackson/Danielle's Business Friend Forward - Better Female Friendshipshttps://www.betterfemalefriendships.com/RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/30/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 3 seconds
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How To Be More Confident, ASAP

Confidence is a muscle we all have to work on all of the time. It’s a lifelong battle as we age, face challenges, and enter new stages of life. We believe that confidence starts from within and we challenge you to think about your current level of self-esteem. Are you avoiding events because of how you look? Are you holding yourself back from your dream job because you don’t think you have the skillset to get it? Are you dragging your feet on booking the trip because you’re afraid of what someone may think?We start the episode by catching up on Allison and Ceara’s recent travels. Allison took a 10-day solo road trip to the southwest and is starting the 75 Hard program. Ceara went to the Lake of the Ozarks for a girl’s weekend trip and is heading to Cabo to shoot a wedding. We often find ourselves in cool situations and are regularly presented with incredible opportunities - mostly due to the fact that we put ourselves out there and are open to receiving the abundance.There are a few weeks left of summer so we encourage you to make the most of it! If you’ve been resisting your next-level self - then this is the episode for you. Here’s your key to unlocking your inner confidence so that your outside follows suit!BOOK RECS:You Are A Bad Ass by Jen Sincero - Amazon Link HereBig Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert - Amazon Link HereHow To Win Friends And Influence People - Amazon Link HereQuit Like A Woman by Holly Whitaker - Amazon Link HereThe Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz - Amazon Link HereCreating Affluence by Deepak Chopra - Amazon Link HereEat Move Sleep by Tom Rath - Amazon Link HereRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/23/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Land Your Dream Job + Traveling the World w/ Megan Homme

This week we have on Megan Homme, world traveler and content creator! Megan is a (now, former) member of the United Airlines social media team where she has the opportunity to travel the world creating content for the United social channels. Who knew you didn’t have to be an airline attendant to get all the perks?!Not only does she do social media as her 9-5, but she also has a massive social media following of her own. Megan has a TikTok account of 211,000+ followers and over 13 million likes - literally anything this girl posts goes viralMegan gives amazing college and career advice - how to build a resume that stands out, tips for landing the interview and what it takes to get that promotion early on. We found her tips super helpful and applicable to any industry. We really enjoyed talking all things travel and getting to meet Megan in person as she checked Nebraska off as her 49th state!MENTIONS:Megan's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@meganhomme?Megan's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/meganhomme/RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/16/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to Move to Europe w/ Liza Miezejeski

With summer going on, it seems like everyone is traveling (or has the travel bug and wants to go somewhere). To help satiate our itch to travel, this week we had on Liza Miezejeski to talk about all things travel and living abroad.Liza is originally from Connecticut but currently lives and studies in Prague, Czech Republic. Liza is also a content creator on TikTok (her account @shlyyzz has over 224,000+ followers) where she gives travel and study advice.Liza shares her story about how she chose to go to university in Europe instead of the U.S., how to do it (spoiler alert: it’s easier than you’d think), and gives tips for traveling alone and trusting your gut/intuition. MENTIONS:Liza's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@shlyyzz?lang=enLiza's Instagram: RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/9/202159 minutes, 9 seconds
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Our Hot Takes & Toxic Traits

This week, we decided to add a little bit of ✨ spice ✨ by serving you some of our most unpopular, potentially controversial, opinions on some funny topics.Since the Honest Tea was already flowing, Ceara and Allison share some of their personality traits that could be deemed… a little bit toxic. But hey, the first step to improvement is self-awareness. Laugh along at this casual and very relatable episode.PS - Is everything cheugy now?GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/2/202155 minutes, 2 seconds
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HOT GIRL SUMMER: AKA ~Healing~ Girl Summer

We believe hot girl summer isn’t just about looking good and having fun (that too) but about being truly confident, self-aware, intentional, and living with purpose.“You can’t be hot on the outside without being hot on the inside.”We share all our tips, tricks, and routines on how to make this the best summer yet. This episode is jam-packed with our advice about journaling, daily walks outside, reading, meditation, therapy, sobriety, and more.If you are in need of motivation and inspiration to shake up your routine or go after your next-level self - then this is the episode for you.RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/25/202153 minutes, 28 seconds
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Girl Talk featuring Ceara’s Sister, McKenna Kirkpatrick

This week’s guest is Ceara’s amazing younger sister, McKenna. She gives us all the warm fuzzy girl talk that we’ve been needing in our lives. She’s loyal, kind, genuine, supportive, stylish and effortlessly cool. We talk about playing volleyball in college, dating a guy from the Netherlands, journaling and fashion.To start off, we catch up on life, daily routines and our peaks of the week. Allison went on a mini lake trip, ran a half marathon and finished two months 99% sober. Ceara is watching the Harry Potter movies, is loving walks outside with Margo and is making a lot of progress on decorating their new home.We get to learn more about Ceara and McKenna’s relationship - not comparing, being confident with your own talents and playing to each other’s strengths. MENTIONS:McKenna's InstagramRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/18/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 32 seconds
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Travel Like Us: Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Your Next Adventure

Allison and Ceara have definitely both had their fair share of traveling. With Allison having visited over 25+ countries, and Ceara being a professional trip planner, these two could talk on this topic for hours. But today they decided to stick with the basics. They talk about how they fell in love with travel, budgeting tips, their favorite places they’ve visited, being a traveler vs. a tourist, and more!MENTIONS:Allison's Capital One Venture Travel Card:https://capital.one/2YLwVvnRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/11/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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Following Your Intuition with Hyper-Intuitive Didi Beck

Two summers ago when Ceara and Allison were in Marfa, Texas, they quite literally ran into Didi Beck on the sidewalk. They all vibed immediately and ended up getting dinner together, and have kept in touch ever since! Didi is actually a native Jamaican but visited Omaha this week to stay at Allison’s.Didi is a filmmaker, hyper-intuitive, and budding astrology expert. Her main creative interests lie in the unseen world: the occult, magic, metaphysics, ghosts, history, myths. In this episode, we dive into Didi’s intuitive journey, going to school in Los Angeles, following her heart even when it doesn’t make sense, reading Allison’s birth chart and why she was so drawn to visiting Omaha.It was fun to catch up with a like-minded friend and remind us that beautiful relationships can truly happen anywhere. Explore places that really resonate with your soul and who knows who you will meet along the way. MENTIONS:Didi Becks's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/didi_beck/?hl=enAliza Kelly (Astrologer) Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/alizakelly/RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/4/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Life Partner - Loyalty, Independence & Growing Together

Allison’s boyfriend Clay joins her this week so listeners can learn more about who they are as a couple. The two met in high school, even though they lived just a few streets apart and went to the same elementary school. After not seeing each other for over five years, they rekindled one day and have been inseparable ever since.A lot has happened in the few years they’ve been dating - months of long-distance, backpacking in South America, living out of the car and suitcases while road tripping across the US, graduating, moving in together, career changes, and building their young adult life. Allison lives a pretty public life with social media, New Wave, and the podcast. Clay, on the other hand, is more private so this is a rare chance to get to know him and the behind-the-scenes of their relationship.The two bring different backgrounds, interests, and passions to the table that really help inspire the other on a daily basis. Clay brings a lot of knowledge and motivation around fitness and living in the present moment. Allison brings creativity, self-growth, and a clean lifestyle mindset. They talk in-depth on the topic of loyalty - what that means for them as a couple, to their individual authentic self-expression and the commitment to being a better version of themselves each day. Recently, the two have been experimenting with periods of sobriety, daily workouts, and cutting back on unnecessary spending.RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/28/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 28 seconds
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New Wave - From Dreaming to Making It Happen

Allison takes the lead on this week’s episode to share all the behind-the-scenes about her small business. New Wave is a unique retail concept hidden on the second floor in Omaha, Nebraska that opened in June 2020. As the store comes up on one year of business, Allison thought this was the perfect time to reflect on what it has been like owning a store in the midst of a particularly uncertain year.The episode starts off with the backstory of how New Wave came to be, the idea behind the brand, and all the planning and research that went into opening a store. She dives into the real stuff that business owners usually avoid talking about - failures, low points, mental health, balancing work and personal life, finances, and how to get through it all.To counter that, she also shares the highlights, the rewards, advice for people who are interested in doing something similar, and the beauty around getting to live out a dream.At the end of the episode, it wraps up with a Q&A session from New Wave Instagram followers who submitted questions.Ceara is off the podcast this week as she is in Morocco on an epic work trip with Beautiful Destinations. We hope she is staying safe and having so much fun! We look forward to hearing all about the trip when she’s back in a few weeks. MENTIONS:New Wave Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/shopthenewwave/Shop New Wave Online:https://www.shopthenewwave.com/RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/21/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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Moving From Paris to NYC to Launch a French Bakery

The owners of Crème Caramelle captured our hearts with their French charm and left our mouths watering for homemade pastries. We met them virtually via a chatroom on Clubhouse and were so drawn to their story that we had to have them on the podcast!Elisa and Ilana met five years ago at a friend's dinner in NYC. They bonded over their love of culinary arts and began spending Sunday mornings in the kitchen. After they both received degrees in Entrepreneurship, they decided to take the leap and launch Crème Caramelle - an online French bakery located in SoHo with the goal to spread a little taste of Paris to the streets of New York. Both Eli and Ila were greatly inspired by their grandmother’s passion for cooking and are determined to keep their heritage alive, with a modern twist.The girls are marketing geniuses as they’ve already attracted the attention of huge social media accounts and their wedding cake made it into Vogue Magazine. Listen along for the full glow-up story on how these girls launched a business in a pandemic, how they’ve made it all happen, and their big plans for the future.RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/14/202152 minutes, 4 seconds
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College Life and Graduating in A Pandemmy with Lindy Goodson

Lindy Goodson is living the Gen Z dream - at 22 years old, she works full-time as a social media influencer creating fashion, beauty, and lifestyle-oriented content. She has caught the eye of brands such as Bud Light, Aussie Hair, Ulta, and has been featured on ABC News, Business Insider, Teen Vogue, Southern Living - she’s killing it! Lindy has gained over 150,000+ followers across TikTok, Youtube, and Instagram.Lindy talks about her college experience at Ole Miss from almost *ruining her reputation* before she even started classes, to photos of her dorm room going viral online, sorority life, and dating long distance. And of course, she shares what it's like graduating during a *Panda Express*.Allison and Ceara give a little update on their lives as well. Allison had a tough weekend at an event that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages but kept a positive spirit. Ceara is on a travel kick - she just got back from South Carolina, is heading off to Morocco and then NYC. MENTIONS:Lindy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_real_lin_shady/Lindy's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@the_real_lin_shady?lang=enRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/7/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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Post-Graduation Realities: Friendships, Comparison and Life Changes

It’s graduation season, so this week we decided to share lessons we’ve learned since graduating college three years ago. From moving back into your parent’s house to moving to a new city, life starts to move fast. Friendships and relationships may change, and the inevitable identity crisis stage starts to hit.We gathered up our best advice for those entering the next phase of young adult life, anyone in-between jobs, and how to break through a cycle of feeling lost. Allison and Ceara give tips on how to build up your resume, portfolio, and applying for jobs. We know it can be frustrating when you keep hearing “so what’s next?!” and feel like everyone else has it figured out besides you. You are not alone! We’ve been there and we’ll help you through it.RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/30/202147 minutes, 10 seconds
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Manifesting Money and Positive Mindset w/ Mikayla Jai

Mikayla Jai. A triple threat! She’s a manifestation mentor, a personal development influencer, and the host of Mindset Magic and Manifestation Podcast.Mikayla shares so many tips and tricks from her gold mine of knowledge! Learn how to start manifesting your dream life, how to let go of fears around money, how to raise the vibration around you, and what it takes to live a next-level life. We covered so much in this one-hour episode. It is a jam-packed toolbox with everything you need to kick your butt in gear and build the life you have always wanted. MENTIONS:Mikayla Jai Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/themikaylajai/Mikayla's Podcast Mindset, Magic and Manifestationhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mindset-magic-manifestation-podcast/id1366612500More on Mindset Magic and Manifestation on Mikayla's Website:https://mikaylajai.com/RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/23/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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Morning Routines, Balance and Pursuing Your Highest Self with Jordan Schuette

Our friend Jordan Schuette joins us this week to talk about her health and wellness journey over the last year on her pursuit to launch her own Health Coaching Business. Her goal is to help provide guidance on your journey and to advocate for your complete mental and physical wellness.She shares insights about nutrition, listening to your intuition, finding a supportive network, staying active, being open to spirituality and balancing a fun lifestyle. Grab a notebook or keep your phone notes handy because there are so many valuable life lessons in this episode.We love following along with her Instagram stories to keep us motivated and enlightened on the daily. To keep it lighthearted we share some inside jokes and stories from the last year!RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/16/20211 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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How To Make Money: Side Hustles, Freelancing and Entrepreneurial Mindset

We're diving into a topic that everyone loves and hates to talk about: MONEY. More specifically, how we make that dough today and what led us to where we are! This energetic episode explores the art of the side hustle, how to create passive income and think like an entrepreneur - finding a problem and developing a *profitable* solution. We provide tips and tricks from our years of freelance work, gigs, online sales and one-off projects. To stay true to ourselves, we also laugh about the side hustles that were complete failures. With this conversation, we hope to provide inspiration for your next brilliant money-making opportunity! Go get that bread, honey. You deserve it. MENTIONS:Click here for Allison's credit cardClick here to join Rakuten for free cashback on everyday purchases! RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/9/202150 minutes, 4 seconds
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BTS of Launching Fait Par Foutch w/ Founder Megan Foutch

We had the lovely pleasure of connecting with Megan Foutch, the founder of Fait Par Foutch, a couture label that Dua Lipa will be wearing in no time - mark our words!After studying fashion design at the University of Nebraska, Megan spent a year in Italy perfecting her craft. Immediately after graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and never looked back. Listen along as the girls talk about moving across the country, internships, leaving the corporate world, launching a brand, and more.Before chatting with Megan, Allison and Ceara catch up on their recent travels and living situations. MENTIONS:Fait Par Foutch's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/faitparfoutchShop Fait Par Foutchhttps://faitparfoutch.com/RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/2/202146 minutes, 59 seconds
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All Over The Place with Layne Fable

We found her! The girl who can do it all - Layne Fable. She’s a YouTuber, Instagram Hype Woman, Freelance Social Media Strategist, Travel Enthusiast and even has her own podcast called All Over The Place; originally coined to be a travel podcast documenting her epic trips around the world (cue cov*d), it has since evolved to encompass her online brand and personal life by covering all.the.things.Layne is a kick-ass, go-getter, native New Yorker with an optimistic attitude ~ viewing life through rose colored lens. She’s effortlessly cool and supportive af. Naturally, we had to talk about a little of everything - from fashion to travel stories (of course) to her parents Ad Agency in the Big Apple and daily life.MENTIONS:Layne Fable's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/laynabayna/Layne's YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcAlddFK69e8eAwur1igeVQRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/26/202153 minutes, 31 seconds
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Motivation, Creative Ruts + Sticking With Goals

We are changing it up this week from our usual jokes and storytelling to share some helpful tips, lifestyle changes, and healthy habits that we’ve discovered to help us stay creative, inspired and motivated. With the uncertainty of the last year, it can be super challenging to find energy, hope, and excitement to go after your dreams but we are here to provide you with some support and encouragement. You got this! RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:Looking for a way to monetize your podcast? Check out Podcorn, the sponsor of today's episode! Podcorn is the leading podcast influencer marketplace. Connecting unique voices to unique brands for native advertising. Sign your podcast up today at https://podcorn.com/To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/19/202145 minutes, 57 seconds
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Rebecca Pousma: The Real, Honest and Funny Friend We All Need

Rebecca Pousma is the kind of influencer you want to be friends with. She’s hilarious, down-to-earth, and makes everyone feel comfortable being themselves. We get real candid about Social Media, Post-College Identity Crisis, and Travel Tales. Reba will have you belly laughing for days with her authentic, thought-provoking captions and endless stories.MENTIONS:Rebecca Pousma's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/rebeccapousma/RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/12/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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From Finance to Travel Filmmaker, Logan Armstrong Shares His Story (w/ Special Guest Chris Shepherd)

In this episode, Ceara and Allison chat with their friend Logan Armstrong, travel filmmaker and director. They reminisce on living the NYC Dream Life, what it was like leaving a career in finance to pursue filmmaking, moving to New York overnight, and more. During the episode, we phone a friend (Chris Shepherd, travel filmmaker) to share hilarious drinking stories, mice problems and so much more. MENTIONS:Logan Armstrong's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/loganstrongarmsLogan Armstrong's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@loganstrongarms?lang=enChris Shepherd's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cshepChris Shepherd's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cshep25?lang=enRATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/5/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
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10 Things You Don't Know About Us

Even though we tend to overshare on the internet, believe it or not, there are some stories you guys haven't heard before. In today's episode, we share 10 things you don't know about us. RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/26/202141 minutes, 58 seconds
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How To Not Let the Fear of Judgment Stop You from Pursuing Your Dreams w/ Entrepreneur and Videographer Cierra Porter

Episode NotesIn this episode, Allison and Ceara spoke with Cierra Porter, co-founder of Amini Swim, a sustainable swimwear line, and founder of Cierra Jade Productions, a media company based in Phoenix, Arizona. She's also an avid traveler and makes amazing films about her travels, including places like Vietnam, Kenya, and more. They talk about starting a business, traveling the world, trusting in your faith, and more. MENTIONS:https://www.instagram.com/cierraporterAmini Swim Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/aminiswimCierra Jade Productions Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cierrajadeproductions/RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/19/202157 minutes, 25 seconds
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Love Is In The Air: BTS on Our Relationships

We share the stories of how we met our boyfriends, the weirdest Valentine's Day gift we've ever received, what a perfect Valentine's Day date would look like to us, and more. RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/12/202137 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Your Habits Make or Break You w/ Entrepreneur and Director Amber Baudler

We took a trip down to Kansas City to hang out with our good friend Amber Baudler! She is the Co-owner and Director at Stellar Image Studios which is one of the top-performing women-owned video production companies in the Midwest (and they are rapidly growing).We talk about starting a business with your sister, breaking bad habits, accepting failure, morning routines, and more. MENTIONS:Amber Baudler's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/amber_baudler/Stellar Image Studios Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/stellarimagestudios/RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/4/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
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2020 Recap: What We Learned + Sharing Our 2021 Goals

Allison and Ceara give insight to the listeners about what their lives looked like before starting the podcast, what lessons came out of the last year and what goals they have for 2021. GIVEAWAY:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriends Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/4/202154 minutes, 42 seconds
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Get To Know Us

In this episode, Allison and Ceara introduce themselves, reminisce on how they became friends, and talk about what’s to come with the podcast. Thank you so much for being a part of our community, we are excited to have you here.RATE/REVIEW:If you enjoyed this episode, we would really appreciate it if you left a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast/Spotify. This helps us grow the show so that we can keep doing what we are doing!SPONSORS - 'ALREADYFRIENDS' FOR $ OFF:To sponsor our show, email [email protected] LINKS:Already Friends Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/werealreadyfriends/Already Friends TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alreadyfriends?Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonwetig/Ceara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cearakirk/Allison's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@allisonwetig?Ceara's TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@cearakirk?Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/949889089022074/Patreon Page for Bonus Content:https://www.patreon.com/alreadyfriends Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/2/202127 minutes, 26 seconds