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This is about making friends, nurturing the friendships we do have, and growing a loving community. Friendship is the key to social/economic justice, health, joy, and peace for ourselves and our global family.

Fawn and Matt explore the psychology of human connection and how to transform our society to become a friendlier one, by relearning how to make and keep friends in a healthy manner. Through thought-provoking conversations, we are able to show up for one another, seeking wisdom about our society, culture, history, and life experiences. This is a friendship movement meant for the healing and building of a better world for families, 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 experts Fawn and Matt are here to relay the art of friendship for today's world, creating a kinder society through the Art of Friendship.

Our Friendly World with Fawn and Matt Fawn Anderson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

This is about making friends, nurturing the friendships we do have, and growing a loving community. Friendship is the key to social/economic justice, health, joy, and peace for ourselves and our global family.

Fawn and Matt explore the psychology of human connection and how to transform our society to become a friendlier one, by relearning how to make and keep friends in a healthy manner. Through thought-provoking conversations, we are able to show up for one another, seeking wisdom about our society, culture, history, and life experiences. This is a friendship movement meant for the healing and building of a better world for families, 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 experts Fawn and Matt are here to relay the art of friendship for today's world, creating a kinder society through the Art of Friendship.

    7 Ways of Rest Your Body and Mind Need So That You Can Be a Good Friend

    7 Ways of Rest Your Body and Mind Need So That You Can Be a Good Friend

    Let's talk about rest. R e s t. We're always going, going, going! Doesn't the world to you seem like everything is speeding up faster and faster, and that time is going by incredibly fast, like a rollercoaster fast?Today's episode is on the value of rest and all the different types of rest we need to look at.There are 7 different ways of rest that our bodies need. And when we rest, we are better friends.
     
    We have a free gift for you. Go to https://www.ourfriendlyworldpodcast.com/ and pick up a free copy of Fawn's “Ikigai of Friendship” companion book
    And to gift us, tell others about our podcast and leave a kind review.
    Seven Ways of Rest - TRANSCRIPT
    [00:00:00] Fawn: Woo wee guys, how are you? Hello. Welcome back.
    [00:00:06] Matt: I feel like, uh, deer Cotton headlights. I don't know what you wanna talk about. .
    [00:00:11] Fawn: I wanna talk about rest. R e s t. We're always going, going, going, doesn't the world to you seem like everything is speeding up faster and faster, and that time is going by. incredibly fast, like a rollercoaster, fast.
    [00:00:32] Matt: There's a dichotomy for me because if I'm doing a lot of stuff, my individual days go by really fast. But then when I look back what I did a week ago, it seems like a long time ago, it's like a Twilight Zone. So it's a weird thing.
    [00:00:49] Matt: So yes, it has sped up and yet has slowed down at the same time.
    [00:00:54] Fawn: I feel like most of us are really working. What's the term? Is it a car term? Working on all cylinders? Is that the term?
    [00:01:05] Matt: Firing on all cylinders.
    [00:01:06] Fawn: Firing on all cylinders, constantly nonstop.
    [00:01:12] Matt: Yes.
    [00:01:14]

    • 12 min
    The Gift

    The Gift

    Everything is a gift, but it's not your responsibility to accept every gift that's given to you. Just because someone offers you something, does not mean you have to accept it.     The word "gift" has been around for a long, long time, and when you get into German and you break it down, it basically means to give or receive, or natural talent. But if you keep looking further into the etymology and other aspects of the gift, it's also meaning "poison". Let's look at the word poison: deadly potion or substance, also figuratively, spiritually corrupting ideas, evil intentions.     Be choosy and pick the loveliest gifts. That's with friendships, that's with everything in your life; what you surround yourself with. When do you know how to let go of the gift (the good gift)? When a gift has already served you, perhaps it's time to share that gift. That gift could be something like, you'll learn how to do something, so then you become someone's mentor. You're gifting them your experience and helping them out.
         We have a free gift for you. Go to https://www.ourfriendlyworldpodcast.com/ and pick up a free copy of Fawn's “Ikigai of Friendship” companion book
    And to gift us, tell others about our podcast, and leave a kind review. Thank you!
     
    The Gift – TRANSCRIPT
    [00:00:00] Fawn: Welcome back guys.
    [00:00:02] Matt: Hello.
    [00:00:03] Fawn: Hello. Lovies loves. Hello friends. . Hello. Welcome back, . You know, welcome back. I learned from a swami that everything is a gift, but it's not your responsibility to accept every gift that's given to you. And. That came to me at a point where I was feeling, the weight of everything.
    [00:00:28] Fawn: And there were people that were mean to me that there were situations where I, I was being faced with that I was just handling everything. And last week we talked about the power of saying no, and I was saying that, it's become so rude now that people have gone overboard with a word no you know, like, no, I choose not to.
    [00:00:51] Fawn: Like that kind of, no, but looking at everything in life as a gift, you are not meant to experience everything.
    [00:01:03] Matt: What do you mean

    • 27 min
    Understanding Nate from Ted Lasso

    Understanding Nate from Ted Lasso

    Someone you help out that you love, who also loves you may turn on you. We've all heard the term “hurt people hurt.” The people who have hurt in them, who've experienced some sort of abuse (emotional pain or even physical pain) tend to lash out. Not everybody does that, but it's kind of like having a wound and you have to let the puss or whatever is in there come out. We live in a world where we're all interconnected. So how do we handle that kind of outburst or conflict? How do we handle that when that's us or someone we see who's needing to vent or who's needing to clear all that stuff out? How can we get rid of all that stuff from the inside, release it, and how do we deal with it when we have to deal with other people in our community? The world is our community. What one person experiences, we all experience. How do we release this hurt safe way? In today's episode, we use the character Nate from the TV series Ted Lasso to explore who we pay attention to and how to create a loving way to release hurt and pain.
    https://www.ourfriendlyworldpodcast.com/
    Understanding Nate from Ted Lasso TRANSCRIPT
    [00:00:00] Fawn: Okay. Are we ready? Yeah. No, , come
    [00:00:03] Matt: on. It's early or it's late or it's
    [00:00:06] Fawn: something. Hi everybody. Hello. How are you doing? What are you doing out there? Where are you? Hmm.
    [00:00:14] Matt: We
    [00:00:14] Fawn: had a power outage yesterday. We still kind of do. Now we have no internet, but I'm,
    we're
    [00:00:19] Matt: very thankful for electricity
    [00:00:20] Fawn: today. We are so thankful Matt and I.
    [00:00:23] Fawn: Matt and I got caught out there, .
    [00:00:25] Matt: We were being stupid or
    [00:00:27] Fawn: silly. Oh my God. We were so stupid, silly. We went out

    • 30 min
    IRL - Friends In Real Life

    IRL - Friends In Real Life

    Friends In Real Life.We've spent so long sequestered where the relationships that we had had were primarily virtual. They were over the phone, they were on video chat, but they weren'ttactile, they weren't "I'm right in front of you." So things like when I'm texting, I can curate. When I'm Facebook posting again, I can curate. I can choose to write out a paragraph and then delete it and then write something else. Right. So there's a filter there. And in real life, there is still that filter but it's trickier because somebody can see when you're thinking you should say one thing, but you say something else. There are micro gestures that will tell you everything if you are open to it. If you're present enough, you can pick up everything from a split-second movement that happens.We were sequestered even before the pandemic; as a society, we really didn't hang out together that much. Everybody has this magical number in their head that if they have one friend or seven friends or 21 friends, that's enough and they don't want anymore. What kind of friend is it? , is it really a friendship, or is it an acquaintance? People are constantly evolving. And so it's like you need to see their authentic selves in order to connect with that.Listen here: https://www.ourfriendlyworldpodcast.com/
    Friends IRL (In Real Life) TRANSCRIPT
    [00:00:00] MATT: .
    [00:00:00] MATT: Hello.
    [00:00:06] FAWN: Good morning. Do you have your morning juice? Which is coffee? You feel better?
    [00:00:14] MATT: I always feel
    [00:00:14] FAWN: better after coffee or
    [00:00:16] MATT: before coffee. Juice in the morning. Whenever I'm recording with you darling. Mm-hmm. . .
    [00:00:22] MATT: Oh Lord.
    [00:00:23] FAWN: Welcome back everybody. Hi. So, um, Whew. Okay. Before we get into what we're gonna talk about today, help me get over the struggle.
    [00:00:35] FAWN: I don't know what to do. I feel like I used to be creative and now I feel like I'm not creative. Rig

    • 38 min
    Lesson from the Blue Jay on Authentic Communication and Revealing Authenticity

    Lesson from the Blue Jay on Authentic Communication and Revealing Authenticity

    Revealing authenticity is one of the major things that keep us from having true friendships and good relationships. This week, we explore the reason for when we expose our feelings, it feels like we create even more problems and we're oftentimes left to be misunderstood. And it just creates more of a situation where you have to talk about it and we don't talk about things. So things are left unsaid. Things are left undone, and if you carry on a friendship, a relationship, over a course of years, it really builds disconnection. The wires of our connections get crossed and become incomprehensible. In this conversation, we include white lies (any kind of lie) and reveal why it is dangerous. We also turn to nature for signs. The significant sign that was revealed before our podcast was the BLUE JAY! What's the spiritual meaning of Blue Jays? We find that the blue jay is associated with authentic interpersonal and creative self-expression.What's at stake here? We could be erasing parts of ourselves, over time, chipping away at our authenticity and communication skills, at our confidence, and then everything of importance gets destroyed. But if we can remember that person who judges us (creating a barrier for us to be authentic) even if it's our own self-judgment, our own thoughts, our own mind about ourselves, like “who am I to go and pursue this? I looked terrible today. Oh, I'm too fat. I'm too skinny, I'm too old, I'm too young,” all those judgments; we have to be aware of that and know that that's coming from a place of insecurity. But why do we feel the need to keep going like this? It's because we don't have enough friendships out there. When we have our crew (even if it's just one person) with us that has our back, we are stronger. The world would be so much better if we could express our thoughts and know that someone was backing us up. If we see an injustice happening and it's just us standing up for something, chances are we may not say anything, because we'll be outnumbered and destroyed in some way. But if there's someone else saying it with us, there's great power in numbers.
     
    Blue Jay - Authentic Communication TRANSCRIPT
    [00:00:00] FAWN: Hi everyone. .
    [00:00:01] MATT: What was that?
    [00:00:03] FAWN: My throat made a weird sound, .
    [00:00:05] MATT: Fair enough.
    [00:00:06] FAWN: It made us sound like the other day I was talking to someone very, very important to me like,
    [00:00:13] MATT: like me,
    [00:00:14]

    • 31 min
    Hypergrowth Mode Within Friendships and Relationships

    Hypergrowth Mode Within Friendships and Relationships

    What is Hypergrowth Mode in Friendship? What happens if someone's not growing and you've grown or you are not growing and the other person has grown; if you have an open mind about it, you can still connect and be together. But that's where you can't be so locked into certain belief systems. So if, let's say you've grown so much and you come back. . I'm like, what happened? And you tell me your experience, then if I'm totally open to also acquiring that growth at that precise moment because of your growth, if I'm totally openhearted about it, I think that that's what keeps a true friendship going. Have you noticed it's gotten easier or harder as time goes by to actually keep in touch with these people who are on either side of it? In this episode, we discuss what happens when people you know who are going through hypergrowth, or if you're going through hypergrowth, these people who are not, can lead to a breakup; which may lead us back to another topic from last week (we did talk about), which was social comparison theory, where somebody's leaving your peer group.
    https://www.ourfriendlyworldpodcast.com/
     
    Hypergrowth Mode TRANSCRIPT
    [00:00:00] FAWN: Hi everybody. Welcome back. We have no idea what we're gonna talk about. Oh, we don't do we? Aww. What is going on? Hi everybody. Hope you're well. Love you. Thanks for listening. Thanks for tuning in. What's going on Matt?
    [00:00:15] MATT: What's on your mind? Okay, here we go. So, back in college I noticed a phenomenon, phenomenon,
    [00:00:23] MATT: Anyways, uh, it was the most fascinating thing. There would be a girl, woman just starting college. She left her boyfriend back at home, wherever home was, and like clockwork, you could watch this happen. And I watched this happen six or seven times, actually over the course of my four years at university.
    [00:00:45] MATT: You know, they would tell you how in love they were and how they'd been together for however long it was. In some case it was years and then Thanksgiving, they'd have an argument and it would end on a bad note. Christmas, they'd break up like clockwork. Why do you think that is? And it was literally like clockwork.
    [00:01:09] MATT: It wasn't.
    [00:01:11] FAWN: Well, I have found that when you start a fight or you start an argument or you get into an argument, I think it's one's way of ending the relationship when you know it's come to its close,
    [00:01:24]

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Amybeth1126 ,

Love these real world conversations

I find myself looking forward to Mondays when I can listen to the new episode of Our Friendly World that came out on Sunday. I love that it feels like you’re sitting in a living room with Fawn and Matt, listening to them talk through real world events and trials. I especially love when an episode starts out with one of them saying, “So we were having this argument…” because it’s authentic, and you know the work through conversation will be deep and fulfilling. The episodes on ethics were so good, since it’s a conversation that we have in my house often as well, but not as thought out. I really appreciate these deep conversations about things that are sometimes hard to get into with others. So brave and thoughtful!

mayaholland08 ,

a lovely, lighthearted conversation

i love listening to fawn and matt because i feel like they’re in the room with me. their conversations are relaxed, but also very informative. their topics are relatable and they take info from their personal lives, metaphors but also outside knowledge.

808LC ,

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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