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March 20, 2020

018 - From Me to We

018 - From Me to We

Welcome to The Fully Lived Life podcast! A podcast for those who are longing to pursue the full life and want to break free from anything that holds them back. Listen in as two friends - a psychologist, Dr. Merry and a life coach, Gillian - talk about life, love and purpose - with wisdom, humour and transparency -  through the lens of science, psychology, and life experiences.

Today we talk about the power of moving from “me” to “we”.  In the book The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, the authors describe how our view of doing something for the sake or benefit of others moves us to act with courage and bravery that we may not extend for ourselves.

We delve back into how important social connection is to our mental health and how it can help stave off loneliness. We are all wired for connection but life can teach us that we can’t trust or depend on others. Dr. Merry shares some insights about how our fear of being judged may prevent us from “showing up” in life.

Do you remember the “happy hormones”? Well, they come alive again in this episode as we talk about social connection and its effects on our brain as well as how loneliness is as much a risk factor to our health as obesity and diabetes are.

Want to start connecting to people right away? We issue a little challenge to see how switching on our social engagement in our day to day lives helps us and others as we move our focus from “me” to “we”.


Dr. Merry’s book: https://amzn.to/2rCrJyI

Dr. Merry’s videos: https://bit.ly/377eFR0

Dr. Merry’s website: https://drmerry.com

Dr. Lin & Associates: http://drlinandassociates.com

Gillian’s Website: https://gillianmcshane.com

Research on Loneliness and Social Connection: https://bit.ly/338iipb