36 episodes

Pursuing social/racial/economic justice through the art of friendship. A thought-provoking conversation series on the Art of Friendship, changing the world with the friends we show up for, seeking wisdom -about our society, culture, history, and life experiences, transforming the way we heal and build our worlds, from families to corporations and neighborhoods around the world. Words create coherent energy of compassion, appreciation, love, and respect for all life, ourselves, humanity, and our natural world. Friendship is the key to social / economic justice, health, joy, and peace for ourselves and our global family.

Our Friendly World with Fawn and Matt Fawn Anderson

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Pursuing social/racial/economic justice through the art of friendship. A thought-provoking conversation series on the Art of Friendship, changing the world with the friends we show up for, seeking wisdom -about our society, culture, history, and life experiences, transforming the way we heal and build our worlds, from families to corporations and neighborhoods around the world. Words create coherent energy of compassion, appreciation, love, and respect for all life, ourselves, humanity, and our natural world. Friendship is the key to social / economic justice, health, joy, and peace for ourselves and our global family.

    The Imprint - We Are Creating Each Other

    The Imprint - We Are Creating Each Other

    Episode 36  The Imprint - We Are Creating  Each Other
    Side note: At the end of this show, Matt grapples with something he caught himself saying about friendship that really bothered him. So we will have to explore a second half of this topic by bringing an expert on, for another show to remedy things.
    Pearl of wisdom from Bruno’s in Santa Monica – an entity/ parental/protective figure that helps raise the children.
    This episode is about leadership. Matt explains the concept of servant/leader.
    We discuss true leadership and what that truly is.
    We discuss tantrums.
    In all aspects of life and culture, we are here to take care of each other. We are creating each other. Creativity - creative energies are brewing and are very strong.  I always think about collaboration and creativity; the way we influence each other in conversation, our experience with one another and how they create an imprint; I can be imprinted by your behavior. My behavior could be imprinted on you.  Your behavior towards me can create and impression of you that will be forever imprinted.  It happens in relationships, in business, with leadership, with friendship; all of the ships.      
    #leader #ittakesavillage #parenthood #friendship #leadership, #business #tantrums #servant #servantleader #despit  #compassion #undercoverboss #tedlasso #ellewoods #legallyblonde #aikido
    [00:00:00] Fawn: [00:00:00] Good morning. Hello? Oh,
    Matt: [00:00:05] you're gonna have to cut out that first one second. I said evening
    Fawn: [00:00:08] and now I'm not cutting anything. Oh, dear. How are you guys? Welcome to our friendly world. This is fun. How are you doing? What do you love to,
    Matt: [00:00:19] what'd you doing? Oh man. I'm feeling energized today. You're in trouble.
    Fawn: [00:00:23] I, I was, I know, you know what?
    I, I woke up feeling like I was in trouble. My mind is really preoccupied. I feel not so light in the head, like too many thoughts, too many. Responsibilities too many wants and desires and too many frustrations in my head right now.
    Matt: [00:00:44] I've been there, but feeling like laser-focused, I'm
    Fawn: [00:00:48] glad. Okay. I will start with a Pearl of wisdom, Pearl of wisdom, because I usually start by saying it's a nugget of wisdom from Santa Monica.
    This one is a [00:01:00] Pearl because it has to do with. Transcending time and being a parent, being a grandparent or not that you're a grandparent or parent per se, but  it's the feeling, it's the responsibility aspect of it. It's the aspect of taking care of someone regardless of your age and taking care of them as far as emotional goes.
    , if you guys have listened to the very, very first it's called the mentor, the mentor is me talking about my mentor and that's the city of Santa Monica. When I was a kid, Santa Monica was always around. I had no idea I was being influenced by this entity. And by the time I was 16, 17.
    Most of my friends were out of high school. They were in their twenties, they were working professionals. I worked with them and the people that I worked with had other friends. So we all became friends and I was the youngest one in the group. Gotcha. [00:02:00] And one friend was, this was before gay marriage, but they were kind of married.
    They were together,  to two men in their twenties. , beautiful people and so loving to me. And they really took me under their wing. And because I was having so many problems with my family and there were, there was so much, I was, there was so much I was working on, I was working on my portfolio trying to figure out ho

    • 58 min
    A Kind World with special guest Barry Lane

    A Kind World with special guest Barry Lane

    This episode, we are visiting with our lovely and talented friend who travels around the country teaching kindness to school children (and people of all ages, really). He is a phenomenally kind, beautiful human being, writer, publisher, musician, husband, father, great friend, Barry Lane!
    This episode will calm your senses and make you feel way better about the world! Barry even sings to us! And we discuss the way of kindness. Enjoy this very important episode. 
    to contact us: www.ourfriendlyworldpodcast.com or www.ourfriendlyworld.com
    To contact Barry: www.forcefieldforgood.com
    Transcript: Episode 36 -  A Kind World with Barry Lane
    [00:00:00] Track 1: [00:00:00] And Matt, we're an interracial couple with two kids wanting to do something that highlights the power of friendship and what it means to be in the company of true friends. We're going to move our society away and out of the loneliness epidemic and into a friendlier, happier world. Welcome to our friendly world.
    Better, stronger together,
    guys, listen to this. Barry Barry, will you lead us in please? Sure.
    [00:01:00] no worries. No more fears, something new between the years someone hits you. Turn your cheek. The word peak is the day.
    The new day now is you can judge me by my skin kick in time to look within treat you the truth is on the track, but no one talks behind your back is now is the new day. Now is
    day, both are weak [00:02:00] is a verdict. So there's the burden sings, but more love and much less much the world go up. Hurry. Cause now is.
    Now is any day
    now is the mixed fleet of one tree live in peace and unity at the old embrace a new
    you, you.
    Now is your day. How is the day now is a new day hungry people, scared. They don't know how much we can feast the sun soak up. It's raised it's time to find a [00:03:00] better week because.
    Now is the new game that the day now is done.
    That is the perfect introduction for today. Everyone I'd like to introduce you. To our new friend Barry lane, you can find barryLane@forcefieldforgood.com where he sings and teaches kindness. And that is the subject for today. Barry is an amazing writer, musician. Publisher. Amazing human being were so fortunate to become friends with him.
    Welcome to our friendly world, Barry. Welcome. Oh, thank you. It's so great to be here. I feel [00:04:00] really at home. You are at home. You're literally in our home, in our kitchen virtually, ironically, you're in your home. Thank you so much for being here. I'm so happy. You're here. I wanted to talk about kindness today and I looked up the roots of what kindness is.
    I have some definitions that I've found. So check this out. Kindness. It's from the old English word. How would you pronounce that? Matt? Jacob and Jason is G E C Y N. The means kind nature, race related to kin. Family it's from the prodo Germanic. Coon does, is that how I would pronounce that map? What do you think?
    Which means family race from PI roots? Jen, Jean, I'm sorry guys. I can't pronounce [00:05:00] things. English is not my first language. Either give birth begets with derivatives, referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups. Here's the other definition. It comes from the old, this is the etymology of kindness.
    It comes from the old English and is constructed from the adjective kind. And the suffix ness kind comes from the middle English, kin old English. How do you pronounce that? And I was like genocide. She, and it meant it meant friendly. Well, disposed tender ness is announced suffix middle English ness and is used to denote a quality or state when attached to an adjective.
    Right? So originally kind

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sit Still!

    Sit Still!

    Episode Sit Still!
    Nugget of wisdom from Santa Monica: Petite Sensei  (Francoise Petite)– make yourself at home in the uncomfortableness.
    We talk about being comfortable in the many forms being comfortable and uncomfortableness exists. Fawn brings up her friend Eowyn and the subject of being comfortable with money no matter where you sit in the financial realm. How does being still and not being still; multitasking contribute to loneliness?
    How can the alarm clock help you?
    Capacity is a big factor in the loneliness epidemic or in people having their relationships fractured. We don't have enough capacity to be able to offer anything to anyone else.  When you have so many things vying for your attention, you end up with a piece of over here, a piece of you over there, and you're not there.  You’re not present. You're scattered throughout all these other places and tasks.  And that's where you are fragmented all over the place. So you're not able to totally be with your kids a hundred percent and not to be there for your friends. So you can't notice that one look that you need to notice that would quite possibly save someone’s life, or a look someone will give in a split second that gives you information. You'll miss out on stuff like that.  And that's being distracted. We are distracted from each other.

    • 48 min
    Capacity - moving to expansiveness – neuroscience, neurobiology and the social engagement system

    Capacity - moving to expansiveness – neuroscience, neurobiology and the social engagement system

    Show notes Episode 33 “Capacity - moving to expansiveness – neuroscience, neurobiology and the social engagement system” with our guest Pamela Stokes
    There is a connection far beyond our bodies.
    There is a part of the neuroscience and the neurobiology that is called the social engagement system. And it's a grouping of five different things in our physiology that allows us to connect with ourselves. But also to connect with each other
    This week we get into the neuroscience of our connections with one another and we figure out how to begin the healing process for our society. 
    Some topics include: the science of brain and body, trauma based therapeutic movement and brain training, movement and neuroplasticity, mindful motion, the insula cortex and how it is the key that allows us to connect with others.
    This episode is really big on more than one level. It’s a little over 90 minutes, but it’s packed with techniques that will help our world. Trust me when I say, you don’t want to miss a minute of it.
    We begin with the question of how to get out of operating from full capacity mode (meaning we all have so much on our “plate” from responsibilities, to worries and thoughts, to trauma, fear, and pain) and unable to be open to others, to getting to an embracing, loving, giving state; getting back to social engagements and selfless constructs, after so much we have been through. Also, can trauma actually be beneficial? How can we be there for each other (as a society) when we are all in pain? Who gets to go first in being heard and cared for, when we all need comforting and help?
    Today, we have some answers that will begin this process. Guys, everything is going to be OK! - more than OK, actually!
     to connect with Pamela 
    Let's connect! Email us through: www.ourfriendlyworld.com 
    and also: www.ourfriendlyworldpodcast.com
    Please leave us a review on iTunes to help our podcast reach more people.
    Thank you,
    Fawn and Matt

    • 1 hr 32 min


    We talk about rituals in life from big rituals to small rituals.
    We can develop connections with people when there's a ritual, and it can be the ritual having a cup of coffee, taking a walk, going to the farmer's market or sharing a table is a beautiful ritual. And that's one of the things I would like to say is, we can benefit from getting  in the habit of sharing what we're not comfortable sharing until we're comfortable at it; for example, sharing a table with a stranger. This brings us to this episode’s nugget of wisdom from our mentor, Santa Monica.
    Today’s topic stems from Musashi Miyamoto and the “A Book of Five Rings” as we discuss the fifth rule: “Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters.”
    Capacity. We define it. We analyze it and we come to the conclusion that love has infinite capacity.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Unseen Forces w/ special guest Rachel Chevalier

    Unseen Forces w/ special guest Rachel Chevalier

    Episode 31 “Unseen Forces”
    Perceive those things, which cannot be seen. Understand what cannot be seen by the eye.
    How do we access this information undetectable to the human eye?
    How do we access information beyond the five senses? That's because we have a six tenths and everybody, every human on the planet has a sixth sense.
    “Be patient with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for answers. It cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present, you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer some distant day.
    -  Rainer Maria Rilke  Letters to a Young Poet.
    Rachel: “Science is huge. It's a big world, science. Everything about being human; of frequency, frequencies, you know, there's hundreds of thousands, if not, who knows, maybe unlimited numbers of frequencies and all of those frequencies are part of this creation that we belong to.”
    Rachel: “Being able to share freely our different human experiences, this is how we all grow and evolve together into communities that care about each other's health.”
    To reach Rachel Chevalier:https://rachelchevalier.com/

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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Inspiring & Informative

I love the lightness of this show! I feel the serenity of Fawn come through and it puts my mind at ease. She and Matt interview amazing people who share about the deeper and more subtle (but powerful) aspects of life, too.
I highly recommend you subscribe and add Our Friendly World to your routine. 😃

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Love Themmm

These two are so so sweet! I love their deep conversations so inspiring and relatable.

Terri Kozlowski ,

Friendly, Relevant Discussions

Fawn and Matt have timely conversations about how we can all unite with our fellow humans. Each with a unique persepective, the show leaves you with a positive outlook to ponder.

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