Already Friends

Allison Wetig and Ceara Kirkpatrick

a podcast for friends, by friends. listen weekly as besties-turned-co-hosts allison and ceara talk everything from self-help, their lives and careers, relationships, and more. new episodes every friday, so sit back and relax, because we’re already friends here! follow along on social @werealreadyfriends - for business inquiries, email werealreadyfriends@gmail.com read less
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OPINIONATED AF: Period Struggles, Beauty Standards and Avoiding A Mundane Life
1w ago
OPINIONATED AF: Period Struggles, Beauty Standards and Avoiding A Mundane Life
Ep 182: Opinionated AF is a new monthly segment where we share our opinions on the internet’s opinions. For added entertainment, we select videos that have gone viral, are hot takes, and / or are a little controversial.As a reminder, it’s not that serious, we’re just here to laugh and have fun conversations with our internet friends to switch up from our aspirational and wellness content. It’s all about balance!In the catch-up segment, Ceara pours her heart out over her new kindle and current reads. Allison got a bad stomach bug in Mexico and is back in Omaha moving out of her apartment. VIDEOS FEATURED: Ovulation Phase from Actress BeccLuteal Phase from Actress BeccMedia Creating Insecurities from CassMeasuring Your Life from Shackleton JonesMENTIONS:Kindle - Buy on Amazon 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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
How To Network, Be A Good Communicator and Leverage Social Media
Jul 5 2024
How To Network, Be A Good Communicator and Leverage Social Media
Ep 181: As two girls with degrees in journalism, talking and networking have come pretty naturally so we wanted to share tangible tips and success stories. We cover how to be a good communicator, being aware of your body language, common and uncommon places to network, dressing for the proper environment, the importance of knowing your value, how to grow your sphere of influence, what makes a great leader and our thoughts on putting yourself out there on social media (even if you want to maintain your privacy). We encourage you to put yourself out there and get out of your comfort zone this week in a small or big way! In the catch-up segment, Allison shares the bittersweet life change of moving out of her Omaha apartment after four years. Both girls are heading out of town to spend time with their families and have quintessential 4th of July celebrations. Mentions:Gordon Ramsey’s Restaurant in St. LouisSonny’s in OmahaEd Mylett Episode with John MaxwellJohn Maxwell’s Book - 16 Undeniable Laws of CommunicationMichael Singer’s Book - The Untethered Soul at WorkSPONSORS + 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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
WWYBD?! Moving, Relationship Uncertainty and Protecting Your Peace
Jun 28 2024
WWYBD?! Moving, Relationship Uncertainty and Protecting Your Peace
Ep 180: It’s the last Friday of the month, so you know what that means - a new WWYBD (what would your bestie do) 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. After a few weeks of traveling, Allison and Ceara are both back home this week. Allison is moving out of her apartment after 4 years so she shares her thoughts about change, grieving and next steps. Ceara just wrapped up a 10 Day Visit California shoot so she’s at home getting rest and seeing friends. The advice we give in this episode surrounds confronting someone, boundaries with your loved one’s partners, protecting your peace, making friends in a new city, adjusting to change and a reminder to find a third place. Questions Asked:My best friend’s boyfriend hates me. Unfollowed and won’t speak to me. What do I do?My sister is in a situationship that is horrible for her and starting to affect our relationship because she’s always crying about him. My partner and I are moving to a new city soon (getting our own spaces) but I’m questioning our relationship long term. Help? :(Tips for moving to a new city? I'm excited for a new chapter but still nervous about making friends/adapting to change!Mentions:AFP Episode Moving To A New CityAFP Episode How To Make and Maintain FriendsAFP Episode Loneliness and Finding A 3rd PlaceSPONSORS + 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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Get to Know Us and Our Podcast (2024 Update!)
Jun 21 2024
Get to Know Us and Our Podcast (2024 Update!)
Ep 179: It’s been over three years since we started the podcast, so we thought a proper re-introduction was overdue! Even though we do a catch up at the beginning of each episode, we know there are a lot of new listeners who stumble upon our show and haven’t been around to hear the play by play in the last (almost) 200 episodes!Allison is in Tulum, focusing on wellness and remote work. She’s been working with a resort here doing freelance marketing and creative direction. Ceara is back in California on a freelance work shoot (her 4th trip with Visit California). She also got to spend time with a friend in Tahoe and go to an Odesza concert. We share about where we are currently at in life, our favorite activities, hobbies, the need to revisit our 2024 goals and express our gratitude for the incredible community we have. We’re so lucky to be able to do this show and can’t wait to see what else is to come. If you’re new to our show, here’s a few things you should know! We started the podcast in 2020 to help fight the loneliness epidemic and bring together a like-minded community of people interested in healthy living, travel, entrepreneurship and taking risks to create your dream life. With new episodes every single Friday, we hope to be a part of your weekly podcast lineup. We’re always honored to have new listeners and appreciate any support on social media, our patreon or sharing by word of mouth.We do a segment called ‘peak of the week’ in every episode. This is a way to show gratitude and acknowledge all of the incredible things happening in our lives. We also invite our listeners to send in their peaks on our instagram story box every Monday. Then we read a few aloud on each episode. WWYBD?! (What Would Your Bestie Do) Is our ongoing Q&A advice episodes that go live the last Friday of every month. Listeners submit anonymous questions and we answer as ‘your best friends.’MENTIONS:Mar Visa Farm and Cottage in Gualala, CaliforniaAllison’s Clothing Shop 1404 Collective in OmahaSubmit A Question for WWYBD?!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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.comOur Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Our Current Favorite Wellness Practices
Jun 14 2024
Our Current Favorite Wellness Practices
Ep 178: In the spirit of slowing down after a crazy month of May, the girls are leaning back into their favorite wellness practices, habits and routines. Allison shares how she is using the time in Tulum to focus on her regulating her nervous system. Ceara is at home this week, preparing for her upcoming trip to California. We cover topics such as fasting, the benefits of combining breath work cold therapy, the importance of high protein intake, the 30-30-30 method, after dinner sunset walks, sweating and getting a good night's sleep. We touch on having a curious and open mind about trying new things to see what resonates and what doesn’t in each changing season of life. MENTIONS: Holistika Retreat Hotel in TulumWim Hof Guided Breathwork on YouTubeHouse Sitters WebsiteMore Info About 30-30-30 MethodSPONSORS + 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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.comOur Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
OPINIONATED AF: Looks Matter, Ugly Haters, Chipotle Portions and Daddy Academy’s Dating Rules
Jun 7 2024
OPINIONATED AF: Looks Matter, Ugly Haters, Chipotle Portions and Daddy Academy’s Dating Rules
Ep 177: In the catch-up segment, listeners get a full long update on the girls' lives. We get to hear all about Ceara’s wedding in Charleston. She shares some non-traditional / less common decisions they made such as a welcome party to greet guests before the wedding, an extended cocktail transition after the ceremony, not doing speeches during dinner, a flashlight paparazzi exit and late-night takeaway pizzas for guests.Allison is in Tulum for a few weeks. Even though getting to Mexico required enduring multiple flight cancellations and lost luggage, she is still happy to be there to relax, have quiet time, prioritize movement, eat healthy and sleep. Then we get into the 'Opinionated AF' part of the episode. This is a new monthly segment where we share our opinions on the internet's opinions. For added entertainment, we select videos that have gone viral, are hot takes, and / or a little controversial.As a reminder, it’s not that serious, we’re just here to laugh and have fun conversations with our internet friends to switch up from our aspirational and wellness content. It’s all about balance!Opinionated Videos Featured: Happy Birthday Foreverhttps://www.tiktok.com/@aapmich/video/7361186014272032042?_t=8myWO4yst2t&_r=1Chipotle Ceo Responds About Portionshttps://www.tiktok.com/@fortune/video/7374898437222862126?_t=8mvI5DjTHot&_r=1Daddy Academy Changing the Dating Scenehttps://www.tiktok.com/@thedaddyacademyAre Hot People Haters?https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZPRK97Gt8/ Looks Matterhttps://www.tiktok.com/@quanmillzbooks/video/7375272956865350943?_t=8mvICfKwBm3&_r=1CEARA'S WEDDING VENDORS (IG @'s):Venue @duneswestgolfandriverclubPhotographer @madisonclaire.coContent Creator @dreamy_contentVideographer @jcorecreativePlanning & Design @cardinaleventscarolinasBeauty @galyagornishka @galyama_teamFloral Design @roadsidebloomsDJ @bunndjchsRentals @curatedeventscharlestonRentals @thefrencheclecticDecor @tableofcontentsncLinens @stradleydavidsonStationary @mintedDress Boutique @lovergirlbridalTo hear the full Charleston wedding rundown, listen to the bonus episode on our Patreon.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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
WWYBD?! Cheating, Heartbreak, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Conscious Uncoupling and More
May 31 2024
WWYBD?! Cheating, Heartbreak, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Conscious Uncoupling and More
Ep 176: It’s the last Friday of the month, so that means a ‘What Would Your Bestie Do?” question and answer episode. Our listeners send in anonymous questions and we candidly answer. In the catch up segment, Allison shares her recent updates and coast to coast travels (even Peaches tagged along). The last week included a road-trip along the Pacific Coast Highway and staying at a cute hotel on her bucket-list. Then she cheered on her partner at his CrossFit competition. And of course, finishing out the weekend in Charleston for Ceara’s wedding, which listeners will get to hear about next week!  For this episode of WWYBD, Allison discusses relationship dynamics, boundaries, and self-reflection. QUESTIONS ANSWERED:I keep repeating the same dating experiences. How can I figure out where these patterns come from and how to fix them? I looked through my boyfriend’s texts and found something that is making me question our future together. Should I stay with him?Any advice for getting through heartbreak? Another girl called my husband her “comfort person” and I think she wanted to sabotage our wedding. Do I ghost her or confront her?Allison covers topics related to infidelity, boundaries in relationships, ethical non-monogamy, taking breaks to gain clarity and navigating difficult friendships. She also talks about the concept of codependency and the importance of prioritizing one's relationship with oneself. The advice given reflects a non-traditional perspective, encouraging open communication and exploration of different dynamics that meet the needs of all individuals involved.MENTIONS:Book Rec - The Ethical SlutHotel in Oceanside - The Green Room HotelLemon 8 Post - “Is this okay or cheating?” Lemon 8 Post - Signs of Co-dependency Part 1Lemon 8 Post - Signs of Co-dependency Part 2SOCIAL 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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Our All-Time-Favorite Summer Travel Destinations
May 24 2024
Our All-Time-Favorite Summer Travel Destinations
Ep 175: In our catch up segment, we bond over shared crazy schedules. Ceara is in the final preparation stage for her upcoming wedding (this Sunday May 26th!) in Charleston. She just got back from a work trip with Visit California, so we get to hear a little about some of the experiences like visiting the Winchester Mystery House and hanging out at a llama farm. Allison is in the process of closing down her current Airbnb and moving out of her apartment. She also shares a personal relationship update that involved hugs, tears and an amazing date night. With summer just around the corner, we are currently in the process of planning trips ourselves so we thought it would be fun to share our favorite summer travel destinations with listeners and some places that are on our current bucketlist. MENTIONS: Winchester Mystery House in San Jose - WebsiteThe Green Room Hotel in Oceanside - WebsiteSPONSORS + 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!Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
BTS of Owning A Secondhand Designer Clothing Store and the Importance of Circular Fashion with Faith Mabry
May 17 2024
BTS of Owning A Secondhand Designer Clothing Store and the Importance of Circular Fashion with Faith Mabry
Ep 174: This episode is part 2 of a mini-series with Faith Mabry. She is the owner of second-hand designer + vintage store Revive in Haarlem, The Netherlands! Allison and Faith originally connected over their mutual love for second-hand fashion and both own second-hand stores, and we’re lucky to have Faith on this week to share her expertise with entrepreneurship, circular fashion, marketing, running a business abroad, mental health while working for yourself and more! Faith's shop, Revive, is a secondhand designer boutique. She has a brick and mortar store and does e-commerce. Her mission is to create a welcoming space for the local community, to REVIVE the life of previously loved fashion and provide clothes for everybody regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or lifestyle. Kudos if you wish Faith a happy one year of Revive as of May 15th ;)TAKEAWAYS:Circular fashion is a growing trend in the fashion industryStarting a small business can be challenging and lonelyFinding a work-life balance is crucial for entrepreneursHustle culture is not sustainable in the long runBeing a small business owner comes with its own set of challengesBuilding a brand strategy and understanding your target market are crucial for successCommunity support and word-of-mouth promotion are essential for small businessesBeing flexible and adaptable is important in entrepreneurshipCreating a sustainable and inclusive shopping experienceListening and being there for others is what makes a good friendIf you are interested in hearing how Faith was able to not just move abroad, but open a business in a foreign country, check out last week’s episode (part 1) where she shares information about visas, language barriers and expat life!MENTIONS:Faith Mabry Personal InstagramFaith’s Shop - Revive Instagram, TikTok, WebsiteSPONSORS + 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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Lessons Learned Living Abroad for 10 Years: Visas, Language Barriers and Letting Go with Faith Mabry
May 10 2024
Lessons Learned Living Abroad for 10 Years: Visas, Language Barriers and Letting Go with Faith Mabry
Ep 173: Allison interviews her friend Faith Mabry who she met on a trip to The Netherlands last fall. The two crossed paths at Faith’s second-hand designer store and immediately hit it off. They ended up going to dinner the next night and Allison stayed at Faith’s for a week in her spare bedroom. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about moving abroad, making friends in a new city and how to take the leap so we thought it would be perfect to have Faith come on the show as she has been living abroad for almost a decade now!Faith shares her experience growing up in California and how her love for music inspired her to travel and attend various festivals. The venues, fashion and festival goers helped broaden her perspective which made her want to travel more. When the opportunity to study abroad in Europe in 2015 was presented, she jumped at it and has been living abroad since!Faith shares her love story of meeting her husband in Amsterdam, living in Australia and The Netherlands. While living abroad is a beautiful life-changing experience, we keep it real by discussing the challenges, including letting go of your old life and building a new one, not being able to come home for every family emergency and more.TAKEAWAYS:Moving abroad can be a challenging but rewarding experienceLanguage barriers can be overcome with time and effortIntegrating into a new community requires openness and willingness to learnHobbies and interests can shape our experiences and help us connectBeing vulnerable can lead to unexpected love stories.Moving to a new country requires effort to integrate and learn the languageInviting people is key to building connections in a new placeMaking friends with locals can be challenging as they are settled in their livesEstablishing a home and roots in a new country takes time and investmentMaintaining relationships with people back home can be challengingLiving abroad means letting go of the old life and building a new oneMENTIONS:Faith Mabry Personal InstagramFaith’s Shop - Revive Instagram, TikTokSPONSORS + 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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
OPINIONATED AF: Asking for Favors, Being Single by Choice  and Losing a Friend Over a Bracelet
May 3 2024
OPINIONATED AF: Asking for Favors, Being Single by Choice and Losing a Friend Over a Bracelet
Ep 172: The girls are back this week with a new episode format called “Opinionated AF”, where Allison and Ceara give their opinions on the internets’ opinions. Some internet drama and opinions they cover:the importance of asking for small favors and relying on communitywomen are single but choice but men aren’ta falling out between friends over a hand chain bracelet and the importance of communication in friendshipAllison and Ceara also catch up on Ceara reconstructing her mom’s wedding dress, their experiences with social media comments, their recent trips to New York and Colombia, and more.LINKS: Lovell Faye Bridal - Wedding Dress Redesigner/Reconstruction Day In The Life of a Wedding Dress Designer TikTok Almost 30 ‘Clearing Conversation’ EpisodeOpinionated Videos Featured: Video #1: Is It Okay to Ask for Small Favors?Video #2: Men Aren’t Single By ChoiceVideo #3: How I Lost a Friend Over a Piece of Jewelry 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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
WWYBD?! Tough Love On Victim Mentality, Relocating Across The World and Growing Apart From Friends
Apr 26 2024
WWYBD?! Tough Love On Victim Mentality, Relocating Across The World and Growing Apart From Friends
Ep 171: 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.The girls give a proper catch up. Allison shares surprising (or is it not surprising at all?) updates about her extended time in Colombia! Ceara is planning her upcoming trip to New York for a fun wedding-related partnership. QUESTIONS ANSWERED:Tips on how to stop having a victim mentality?I hate my job and want to move to Hawaii. None of my friends will move with me. Is it too risky to move alone? I think it’s badass.I just found out one of my best friends from uni has moved to a new country without telling me - I know we drifted apart after uni, but I would have liked to say goodbye... My fiancé’s friend group has been leaving us off invites to events the last few months. I woke up this morning, saw all their stories, started crying about it and I feel like such a loser. It just hurts to feel like this and be in a literal group chat with them when they’re super mean. What should I do?MENTIONS:Megan Foutch’s Brand - Fait Par Foutch Episode #11 with Megan from 2021 - Listen HereCeara’s Dress Designer Friend: Lovell Faye Lovell Faye Bridal on Instagram and Inquiry FormSPONSORS + DISCOUNTS: Get Shopify Point of Sale for your business! Shopify.com/ALREADYFRIENDS to get your $1 a month trial! One size fits none - try Prose today and get 50% off your first subscription order at prose.com/ALREADYFRIENDS!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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8 Dimensions of Wellness Series Recap + Catching Up
Apr 12 2024
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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
How To Become Your Own Financial Guru with Amber Frankhuizen
Apr 5 2024
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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
WWYBD?! Situationships, Icks and Getting Friendzoned
Mar 29 2024
WWYBD?! Situationships, Icks and Getting Friendzoned
167: 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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Mental Health, Mood Disorders and Medicine with Hannah Heidel / @nourisheddgirl
Mar 22 2024
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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Making Friends in a New City + Social Wellness with Lindsay Hornecker
Mar 15 2024
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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
How Being A Lifelong Learner Leads To Continuous Growth In All Areas
Mar 8 2024
How Being A Lifelong Learner Leads To Continuous Growth In All Areas
164: Continuing our 8 Dimensions of Wellness Series, Allison and Ceara share their perspective on Intellectual Wellness and discuss the importance of being lifelong learners, as it helps benefit all the other areas of your life. Everyone you meet, every trip you take, every job you do, friend you make, relationship you devote to and hobby you try has something to teach you. We also believe that learning is more enjoyable when you're living an aligned life because you're naturally going to want to learn more about things you care about.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.MENTIONS:Astrology App - The PatternCeara's Chicago Hotel - The Robey HotelOur Episode: How To Be Resourceful Our Episode: Getting Out of A Reading SlumpOur Episode: Human Design with Rebekah JoyBOOK SUGGESTIONS:Anything by Malcolm GladwellPower of HabitHow To Stay In LoveCan’t Hurt Me 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 orderHoneylove - 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 trialSOCIAL 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 GroupIf 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 hello@alreadyfriendspodcast.com.Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify: shopify.com/alreadyfriendsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy