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111- I’m Consciously Trying To Make This Home – Betti

111- I’m Consciously Trying To Make This Home – Betti

As a girl in your mid-twenties, you see people getting married, getting promotions, getting engaged and buying a house. And it’s a lot of pressure. If you stay in one place your entire life that’s a very easy thing to do. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, high school,...

108 – I Have A Lot Of Trust In Humanity – Jules

108 – I Have A Lot Of Trust In Humanity – Jules

"I don’t feel very attached to my nationality as an American. I think it’s arbitrary, it’s made up. We were born there, we were given a passport, and that’s it. Of course, you’re often raised where you were born, so you inherit certain cultural norms and language...

110 – I Just Want To Live Pain Free – Mathilde & Jean

110 – I Just Want To Live Pain Free – Mathilde & Jean

Jean: "I spent fifteen years living in Venezuela and four years in the US. I was in the US because my mother had a business visa. And literally the first order of Trump was to eliminate those visas. So we had to flee.  When we first moved to the US, my mother was...

107 – I Love Existential Crises And Molars – Amy

107 – I Love Existential Crises And Molars – Amy

"I love existential crises and molars. I think they go hand in hand. I study dentistry so I look at people’s teeth a lot. I always notice their smile first.  I think a lot of people are scared of going to the dentist because of the fear of the unknown. In the doctors,...

109 – My Decision To Become A Nun Was An Escape – Maria

109 – My Decision To Become A Nun Was An Escape – Maria

"I opened up an art centre with a friend this January. It’s definitely out of my comfort zone, but I would regret it so much if I didn’t do it. The hardest part has been learning to live with uncertainty. Some days you sleep. Some days you don’t. Some days you might...

106 – I Want To Be Irresponsible – Jin

106 – I Want To Be Irresponsible – Jin

"I have this little notebook. Whenever I meet somebody who I get close to, I ask them to write me a message in their native language. The rules are they can’t tell me what it means, and I can’t use Google Translate. I have to wait until I meet somebody else who speaks...

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Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj

Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj

"My recovery journey started about 5 years ago, when I was kinda thrown into therapy. When people ask me what my diagnosis was, I never know how to answer. At the beginning I really wanted that word, and I think a lot of people do when they first go into...

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