TC 307: Frientimacy – The Toxic Friend Trend

TC 307: Frientimacy – The Toxic Friend Trend

In this week’s episode of the Transformation Cafe, host Robin Masiewicz discusses chapter 11 of Frientimacy. This chapter is about Obstacle #3 to Frientimacy: “The Toxic Friend Trend”. As Shasta says in her article in the Huffington Post, not all friendships last forever. “Chances are, only a select few people you are close to now will end up becoming life-long friends. And even those friendships have to change and become something new many times over, as we all go through various life stages and moves. But all friendships should enhance our lives and teach us new ways of loving people, even if they don’t last forever, so it’s important to learn how to leave people better off for having spent time with you.”   Is Your Friend...

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TC 306: Frientimacy – Doubting Our Self-Worth and Fear of Rejection

TC 306: Frientimacy – Doubting Our Self-Worth and Fear of Rejection

The Cafe Book Club continues with our study of Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness by Shasta Nelson. In this episode we start Part 3  on Obstacles to Intimacy. Chapter 8 – Leaning into Intimacy, Chapter 9 – Obstacle #1: Doubting Our Self Worth, and Chapter 10 – Obstacle #2: The Fear of Rejection. We all suffer from doubting our own self worth, and from fear of rejection. The question, though, is what can we do about it? About Fear “There are two things about fear that are particularly pertinent to our discussion: 1) It doesn’t distinguish whether it’s based on reality or not; and 2) Many of the fears that plague us are all frequently injurious to relationships.” Leaning into Intimacy...

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TC 305: Frientimacy: Consistency and Vulnerability

TC 305: Frientimacy: Consistency and Vulnerability

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss chapters 6 and 7 of Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness by Shasta Nelson. This section focuses on the other two sides of the Frientimacy Triangle: Consistency and Vulnerability. Shasta discusses the intimacy gap and other questions in this interview from the Toronto Star: In your book, you talk about an intimacy gap many of us feel in our friendships. What is that, exactly? It’s the gap between what we wish we were experiencing in friendships and what we’re currently experiencing. It speaks to the fact that we all know a ton of people — it’s not a lack of a social life — but we’re not feeling that our friendships are deep or...

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TC 303: Cafe Book Club – Frientimacy: The Intimacy Gap

TC 303: Cafe Book Club – Frientimacy: The Intimacy Gap

In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz, co-host Amy Frost, and guest Dr. Kymn start our exploration of  Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness by Shasta Nelson, a nationally recognized friendship expert. This episode covers chapters 1 and 2 – The Intimacy Gap. The Intimacy Gap This section includes an assessment to help you evaluate were you are in terms of relationships. The “intimacy gap” is the difference between the level of intimacy we are experiencing in our friendships, and the level we wish we were experiencing. Shasta describes this gap in the video below. “With the constant connectivity of today’s world, it’s never been easier to meet people and make new friends—but it’s never been...

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TC 298: Healthy Narcissism?

TC 298: Healthy Narcissism?

Are you dealing with a narcissist at home or at work? Is there such a thing as “healthy narcissism?” Amy often conducts workshops on dealing with difficult people at work. She is currently reading Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed by Wendy Terrie Behary, LCSW. In this episode Robin, Amy, and Gloria discuss traditional narcissism (an undesirable psychological condition) and “healthy narcissism”. A Narcissist’s World View This book contains a checklist to find out if you are dealing with a narcissist. Some examples of the thirteen narcissistic traits listed by Behary include: Self-absorbed (acts like everything is about him or her)? Entitled (makes the rules and breaks the rules) Demeaning (puts...

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TC 296: The 30-Day Sobriety Solution

TC 296: The 30-Day Sobriety Solution

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and her guest Amy Frost discuss The 30-Day Sobriety Solution by Jack Canfield and Dave Andrews. Amy had met Jack at the International Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Conference in 2014 where Amy was a presenter and Jack was the keynote speaker. He had mentioned to her that he was working on this book, so when it was recently published Amy was anxious to start working through it. She shares her thoughts with Robin on how it can be beneficial for any type of addiction, whether you’re an alcoholic or a workaholic. From Booklist review: “Not everyone wants to join a support group to deal with their drinking problems. With that in mind, Jack Canfield, of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success...

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