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Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy E. Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Accompanied by Mr. Smith, her husband and soulmate of twenty-three years, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name just a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life and love advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible.

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Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy E. Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Accompanied by Mr. Smith, her husband and soulmate of twenty-three years, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name just a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life and love advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible.

http://thejoyjunkie.com

    [AMY SAYS] 12 Ways We Abandon Ourselves and What to Do About It - PART 1 EP#411

    [AMY SAYS] 12 Ways We Abandon Ourselves and What to Do About It - PART 1 EP#411

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    Don’t rock the boat. Don’t open up a can of worms. Sweep it under the rug. We have so many idioms that metaphorically express a common message: KEEP. QUIET. And if we unpack that message even further, there are a few inferences: 1) If you do speak up there is something wrong with you and 2) You should make other people’s comfort more important than your own truth. Oof.
    Listen, chronically and consistently putting others in front of ourselves is poison disguised as nobility. Early on we learn that taking care of everyone else and making sure everyone else is okay is our life’s work. That it is noble to sacrifice Self. At all costs. But, there is a grave cost to constantly seeking approval outside of yourself, hiding who you are, and dismissing your own needs. In a word, Self-Abandonment. (Well, two words hyphenated.) The idea that we discount who we are and what we need in order to make everyone else happy. Or possibly because we don’t believe we even deserve to be happy.
    In this week’s show, (the first of a two-part series) I look at 12 common ways we tend to abandon ourselves in order to search for our worth and happiness in external factors. Many of these behaviors are tactics we adopted to stay safe and protect ourselves, so this certainly isn’t a chastisement but rather a way to examine what we do, why we do it, and choose behaviors that feel empowering and honoring. Grab a pen and paper because there are many real-world assignments for you to implement. 
    This pod explores:
    Understanding the pull to abandon ourselves and how this is a completely normal defense mechanism The instinct to people-please and how to know when it’s healthy and when it’s not Learning to lean into your intuition and what the hell that even means (and my favorite first step) The missing piece of practicing vulnerability and how to actually do it ______ NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP READY TO GET RID OF PERFECTIONISM, SELF-DOUBT, AND OVERWHELM?
    OF COURSE, YOU ARE! Is this the year you go from a people-pleasing, guilt-tripped perfectionist to a bold and boundaried badass? Um, yeah. I think it is!
    If you’re DONE feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out because you’re constantly doing, doing, doing for everyone else, then you must grab your seat in this brand-new workshop! You’ll learn the exact five-step process I take my clients through so they can let go of all the stress and angst of striving for “perfect” and caring waaaaay too much what everyone else thinks.
    It’s time to finally believe in yourself, find that self-confidence you crave, and start living your life for YOU. So, clickety-click RIGHT HUURRR to get on The List! #yourewelcome
    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Grab your seat at my workshop!! FOR FREE!! POD #298: 4 Steps To Silencing Your Inner Shit-talker POD #302: True or False: Vulnerability Edition POD #335: True or False: People-pleasing Edition POD #356: Understanding Emotional Intelligence – Connecting What You Feel With What You Do POD #367: 7 Ways To Cultivate Self-trust POD #370: True or False: Emotional Intelligence Edition POD #383: The Impact Of Our Parents: Healing The Mother/Father Wound POD #389: [Amy Says] Combatting The Need To Be Perfect POD #390: [Dial An Expert] Jenna Teague + Ashley Looker On Perfectionism POD #391: [Tool] Using Human Design To Address Perfectionism With Kelsey Abbott POD #392: [Coaching Session] Working With Ify On Perfectionism POD #344: What Self-care *Really* Means Why We Abandon Ourselves and How to Stop, PyschCentral Soulessencelove on Instagram or on the Web Julia Kristina on Self-Abandonment and Julia’s website ______ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of ch

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    [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#410 - Self-Abandonment: Dealing with Codependency with Vanessa Bennett

    [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#410 - Self-Abandonment: Dealing with Codependency with Vanessa Bennett

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    Tell me if any of this sounds familiar: You can’t stop ruminating about a conversation you had earlier in the week and you keep replaying the situation over and over and over… worrying about what was or wasn’t said. Or, you start to have a complete out-of-body if you ever sense that you aren’t “needed” by someone… a family member, boss, friend, whoever. Or maybe you find yourself making sure that everyone else is okay so damn much that you have no idea what you truly like, value, or enjoy. If any of those concepts ring a bell, you may have a bit of codependency on your hands.
    Now, before you freak out and self-diagnose… It’s important to know that we are all a bit codependent in some way. And, it’s not always a bad thing. On this week’s pod, I’m thrilled to dial up Vanessa Bennett, a psychotherapist and codependency coach who shares a shit-ton of info on how to identify various codependent behaviors, why we tend to do these behaviors to begin with, and what we can do to shift them.
    Vanessa sheds light on the connection between codependency and narcissism and the ways we use maladaptive coping mechanisms to keep ourselves safe from narcissistic parents, partners, colleagues, and friends. Have a listen as we unpack what’s truly going on with someone on the narcissistic spectrum and what you can do to preserve your personal power when dealing with such individuals. This convo was so packed with deep and delicious nuggets of wisdom, I will be tuning in over and over again myself. Enjoy!
    This pod explores:
    Common symptoms of codependency (Spoiler alert: You WILL see yourself in some of these!) The difference between codependency, enmeshment, and interdependency and why all those descriptions may not matter all that much How codependency relates to narcissism and what you need to watch out for The first step to take in order to shed codependent behaviors ______ NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP READY TO GET RID OF PERFECTIONISM, SELF-DOUBT, AND OVERWHELM?
    OF COURSE, YOU ARE! Is this the year you go from a people-pleasing, guilt-tripped perfectionist to a bold and boundaried badass? Um, yeah. I think it is!
    If you’re DONE feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out because you’re constantly doing, doing, doing for everyone else, then you must grab your seat in this brand-new workshop! You’ll learn the exact five-step process I take my clients through so they can let go of all the stress and angst of striving for “perfect” and caring waaaaay too much what everyone else thinks.
    It’s time to finally believe in yourself, find that self-confidence you crave, and start living your life for YOU. So, clickety-click RIGHT HUURRR to get on The List! #yourewelcome
    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Grab your seat at my workshop!! FOR FREE!! [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#409 Self-Abandonment: Letting Go of Societal Conditioning with Dené Logan __ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE
    Vanessa Bennett gravitated toward yoga, meditation, and therapy after feeling the effects of a decade grinding in the New York City advertising world. As a former Producer and Marketing Manager for global powerhouses like Coca-Cola, Unilever, and P&G, she realized she desperately needed to find a way to increase focus, decrease stress, and achieve more balance. She shifted her focus in life through becoming a therapist and deepening her study of yoga and meditation in order to help others bridge work fulfillment with leading meaningful and fulfilling lives and relationships.
    Currently, she lives in Los Angeles and works as a Psychotherapist and as both a Mindfulness and Codependency Coach. She leads retreats and corporate workshops, teaches a series of classes on Understanding the Codependent Effect on Relationships and is the co-host of the Cheaper Than Therapy Podcast as well as the It’s Not Me, It’s You Podcast. She also works as a consultant with entrepreneurs, brands, and companies who are looking to

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    [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#409 Self-Abandonment: Letting Go of Societal Conditioning with Dené Logan

    [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#409 Self-Abandonment: Letting Go of Societal Conditioning with Dené Logan

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    Ever find yourself sacrificing what you want so you can cater to the needs of others? Like, you are exhausted from your day and desperately need some rest, but your bestie really wants you to come over and support her through (yet another) argument with her partner. Or, maybe you find yourself sacrificing what you want at work because you’ve convinced yourself you’re not “good enough”. These are classic examples of self-abandonment: essentially leaving your own wants, needs, and desires on the table. For a whole slew of reasons.
    This sort of behavior doesn’t spring up overnight. Often we shape this pattern by learning methods of survival when we are young, through messages we receive about what a “good woman” should be, and through our societal and patriarchal influences.
    On this week’s show, I was able to dial up an expert on all things self-abandonment. Dené Logan is a therapist and mindfulness coach who specializes in offering tools for reclaiming the self we’ve been conditioned to abandon through our lives. In this raw and intimate interview, we discuss how we’ve been taught to leave ourselves behind, where that pull comes from, and what we can do to start shifting it. Dené also powerfully explains how our obsession with masculine energy and characteristics tends to leave us empty and slamming the door on ourselves.
    If you find yourself constantly concerned about the opinions of others, or leaving yourself on the back burner, this episode is a must-listen. Get ready to make yourself important and access some serious inner belonging.
    This pod explores:
    The two needs all humans are born with and how those needs affect our tendency to abandon ourselves Dené’s favorite tool to start combatting the instinct to make everyone else happy at the cost of our own happiness Understanding masculine and feminine polarity and how that disrupts our ability to come to our own rescue What it really means to find “inner belonging” even if you’re like, “Yeah, right.” ______ NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP READY TO GET RID OF PERFECTIONISM, SELF-DOUBT, AND OVERWHELM?
    OF COURSE, YOU ARE! Is this the year you go from a people-pleasing, guilt-tripped perfectionist to a bold and boundaried badass? Um, yeah. I think it is!
    If you’re DONE feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out because you’re constantly doing, doing, doing for everyone else, then you must grab your seat in this brand-new workshop! You’ll learn the exact five-step process I take my clients through so they can let go of all the stress and angst of striving for “perfect” and caring waaaaay too much what everyone else thinks.
    It’s time to finally believe in yourself, find that self-confidence you crave, and start living your life for YOU. So, clickety-click RIGHT HUURRR  to get on The List! #yourewelcome
    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Grab your seat at my workshop!! FOR FREE!! Are you a chronic self-abandoner? from NAMI.org __ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE
    Dené Logan is a therapist, a mindfulness coach, a yogini, a tenacious wisdom seeker and a California soul through and through. In her work with clients, she is known for her nurturing presence and authenticity. She specializes in offering tools for reclaiming the self we’ve been conditioned to abandon through our lives, moving through anxiety, understanding our addictive patterns and communicating more effectively in our relationships. She is passionate about facilitating group immersive experiences and retreats. Dené is also co-host of the podcast, Cheaper than Therapy. Connect with Dené on Insta.
    ____ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then clic

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    [AMY SAYS] 17 Ways to Start Taking Up Space EP#408

    [AMY SAYS] 17 Ways to Start Taking Up Space EP#408

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    How many times have you NOT spoken up because you were afraid of what someone may think? How many times have you not fought for the raise you deserved? How often have you apologized or beaten yourself up for your own body? How do you tweak your posture when you’re dealing with someone aggressive and domineering? How often do you disrespect your time by allowing others to be late or demand things of you last minute?
    All of these scenarios (and many more) indicate how comfortable you may be Taking. Up. Space. For many of us, we’ve been told that we aren’t as worthy or valid as the next person which often leads us to shrink and dim our shine in order to make other comfortable. You may find these situations all too familiar. I sure-as-hell have. 
    In this week’s episode, I explore the concept of “taking up space”, what that actually looks like, and how to start owning your personal power and self-worth. I look at seventeen different things you can start paying attention to in order to catapult your “enoughness” and start demanding a seat at the table. Get ready to own your brilliance and kick your confidence into high gear.
    This pod explores:
    How your ability (or inability) to take up space speaks volumes about your self-worth The secrets of “successful” people who seemingly have no issue demanding space for themselves 17 Ways you can start taking up space in simple, bite-sized ways… all at your own pace Simple script ideas for when you KNOW you need to speak up for yourself but you struggle to find the words ______ NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP READY TO GET RID OF PERFECTIONISM, SELF-DOUBT, AND OVERWHELM?
    OF COURSE, YOU ARE! Is this the year you go from a people-pleasing, guilt-tripped perfectionist to a bold and boundaried badass? Um, yeah. I think it is!
    If you’re DONE feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out because you’re constantly doing, doing, doing for everyone else, then you must grab your seat in this brand-new workshop! You’ll learn the exact five-step process I take my clients through so they can let go of all the stress and angst of striving for “perfect” and caring waaaaay too much what everyone else thinks.
    It’s time to finally believe in yourself, find that self-confidence you crave, and start living your life for YOU. So, clickety-click RIGHT HUURRR to get on The List! #yourewelcome
    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Grab your seat at my new workshop!! FOR FREE!! POD #228: How to Stop Apologizing and Over-Explaining POD #357: 6 Ways to Start Speaking Up for Yourself POD #384: [Coaching Session] Working With Rachel On Imposter Complex  POD #385: [Dial An Expert] Tanya Geisler On Imposter Complex   POD #386: [Amy Says] 5 Ways To Stop Feeling Like A Fraud  POD #401: [Amy Says] How To Manifest Your Soulmate – Part 1 POD #402:  [Amy Says] How To Manifest Your Soulmate – Part 2 POD #403: [Dial An Expert] A Mindset For Attracting Love With Kira Sabin POD #407: Andrea Owen on Taking Up Space + Making Some Noise Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk, “Your body language may shape who you are” You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, by Tarana Burke and Brene Brown The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love, Sonya Renee Taylor ______ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!

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    [DIAL AN EXPERT] Andrea Owen on Taking Up Space + Making Some Noise EP#407

    [DIAL AN EXPERT] Andrea Owen on Taking Up Space + Making Some Noise EP#407

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    Have you ever wanted to negotiate a salary increase but weren’t really sure how? Or if you even deserved it? Have you had someone tell you that you are “too much”, “too loud”, or “too emotional”? And, then you shrink a little bit and proceed to dull your own shine. Have you ever looked around your life and noticed that you don’t have all that much fun anymore… like, whatever happened to pleasure? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s probably high-time you took up a bit more space and started to Make. Some. Damn. Noise. Already.
    Ok, Amy, that sounds f*****g great, but HOW!?
    I’m so glad you asked. On this week’s show, I’m thrilled to dial up an expert on the subject of making some noise – My very own bestie, Andrea Owen. In her third book (available end of August 2021), Andrea looks at the myriad of ways that women silence themselves in their lives, ultimately keeping them small and disempowered.
    Creep our conversation where we discuss the role that religion, the patriarchy, and internalized misogyny play on how women feel about themselves and their choices. And, in turn, why we often don’t speak up, don’t ask for what we want, and continue to put everyone in front of ourselves… and what-the-hell we can do about it. If you’re ready for a serious dose of confidence, personal power, and a bit of rebellion, grab a pen, my friend.
    This pod explores:
    What to do if you’ve always been told you are “too much” or “too loud” or “too sensitive” What it really means for women to start asking for what they want (and why we often don’t) Andrea’s 4-step process to “Unlearning” the behaviors that have kept you small What “pleasure” has to do with empowerment and why you probably need more of it ______ NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP READY TO GET RID OF PERFECTIONISM, SELF-DOUBT, AND OVERWHELM?
    OF COURSE, YOU ARE! Is this the year you go from a people-pleasing, guilt-tripped perfectionist to a bold and boundaried badass? Um, yeah. I think it is!
    If you’re DONE feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out because you’re constantly doing, doing, doing for everyone else, then you must grab your seat in this brand-new workshop! You’ll learn the exact five-step process I take my clients through so they can let go of all the stress and angst of striving for “perfect” and caring waaaaay too much what everyone else thinks.
    It’s time to finally believe in yourself, find that self-confidence you crave, and start living your life for YOU. So, clickety-click RIGHT HUURRR to get on The List! #yourewelcome
    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Grab your seat at my workshop!! FOR FREE!! The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks Dr. Tee Williams Shonda Rhimes Quote __ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE
    Andrea Owen is an author, global speaker, and professional certified life coach who helps high-achieving women maximize unshakeable confidence, and master resilience. She has taught hundreds of thousands of women tools and strategies to be able to empower themselves to live their most kick-ass life through speaking, her books, coaching, and her wildly popular podcast with over 3 million downloads.
    She is the proud author of How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness (Seal Press/Hachette Books) which has been translated into 18 languages and is available in 22 countries, as well as her inaugural book, 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster). Her latest book, Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength is coming in August 2021, published by TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random-House.
    Andrea is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation, a SHE RECOVERS® coach, as well as a Certified

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    [EXPERT] Dealing with Criticism in Relationships with Dr. Jessica Higgins EP#406

    [EXPERT] Dealing with Criticism in Relationships with Dr. Jessica Higgins EP#406

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    Ever find yourself stressed out because of events happening at work, and when you get home you find a perfect opportunity to be critical of your partner for not putting their shoes away? Or loading the dishwasher properly? Or missing an important payment? Or maybe you can relate to feeling dismissed or micromanaged by your boss so you tend to be critical every time you speak about her to your bestie? Whenever we have a need that isn’t getting met, we can tend to put up our defenses and use the armor of criticism to express ourselves. And, you guessed it, it often is met with more dismissal or defensiveness and now everyone is blaming everyone. Supes productive, amiright!? [she says sarcastically]
    Ugh. So, what is one to do if you find yourself in a relationship (with a partner, work colleague, family member, whoever) where criticism is a constant? Maybe you’ve even found yourself starting to resent this other person or beginning to distance yourself from them because it’s a non-stop criticism battle. Fortunately, all is certainly not lost.
    On this week’s pod, I’m thrilled to dial-up an expert on the subject of navigating criticism in relationships. Dr. Jessica Higgins has two graduate degrees in psychology (hello, Doctah!), not to mention over 20 years experience in helping people alter their perception and communication to cultivate much richer and deeper connections. So, yeah, she’s kinda a big deal. Listen in to this content-packed convo where we discuss aaaaaall the things you can do to kick unproductive criticism to the curb. 
    This pod explores:
    The first thing you need to do after a big blowout with someone where criticism has been running rampant What can happen in your relationship if constant criticism isn’t addressed and dealt with Jessica’s favorite question to ask oneself after a partner has been super critical of you Understanding what criticism sounds like and how we ALL do it and WHY we do it ______ NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP READY TO GET RID OF PERFECTIONISM, SELF-DOUBT, AND OVERWHELM?
    OF COURSE, YOU ARE! Is this the year you go from a people-pleasing, guilt-tripped perfectionist to a bold and boundaried badass? Um, yeah. I think it is!
    If you’re DONE feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out because you’re constantly doing, doing, doing for everyone else, then you must grab your seat in this brand-new workshop! You’ll learn the exact five-step process I take my clients through so they can let go of all the stress and angst of striving for “perfect” and caring waaaaay too much what everyone else thinks.
    It’s time to finally believe in yourself, find that self-confidence you crave, and start living your life for YOU. So, clickety-click RIGHT HUURRR to get on The List! #yourewelcome
    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Grab your seat at my workshop!! FOR FREE!! The Gottman Institute  Mind Matters: How To Effortlessly Have More Positive Thoughts POD #405: [Amy Says] How to Deal with Criticism  __ THIS WEEK’S EXPERT GUESTIE Dr. Jessica Higgins holds two graduate degrees in psychology, two coaching certifications, and over 20 years of experience helping clients achieve successful results.

    As the host of the Empowered Relationship Podcast, she helps people navigate the terrain of long-lasting intimacy more skillfully and mindfully. Through her online courses and coaching, clients transform pain into love and connection.

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Arlie K ,

Game changing!

Y'all. This podcast is SO good... like, "let me pause and write that down" good. The show always lives up to it's name - it's truly a joy to hear Amy and her amazing guesties share their strategies for letting go of people pleasing and embracing your best life! Super grateful for all the goodness happening here. 💛

ashleyynroth ,

Life changing

This podcast has been life changing for me. I left a review awhile ago but I have been listening to old podcasts that I missed because of not knowing about this pod and just feel the need to say more . I want to send my thanks to you guys for the work and the change you have brought into my life from doing the work from these pods. (Also you help me get through my workouts ) the work you guys are doing is MONUMENTAL. I have learned so much about myself and have made ACTUAL real life changes! It’s incredible, and you guys are incredible humans❤️❤️
Much love and light - ashley

wildoneforever ,

Agree—too much sidetalk, otherwise very helpful

I saw a review that complained about about "too much sidetalk" but otherwise enjoyed the show. It occured to me after reading that that I generally fast forward the first 15 minutes or so because I too don't care for the side talk. I didn't think it was a big deal but on one of the subsequent episodes, that particular reviewer was skewered for complaining about the sidetalk. I was surprised at this because I thought the Joy Junkie would be above getting their feelings hurt about that-- it wasn't degrading the show, just saying that she didn't care for the beginning side talk. For everyone out there that doesn't care for it (we can't be the only ones), just fast forward 15 minutes or so and viola! Side talk averted.

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