Episode 19 – Finding yourself amid a chaotic world; FT: Toast

Today we welcome our first guest star!  Welcome, Travis, to TIFU!

In a time where our lives are filled to the brim with an infinite amount of shit that keeps us too busy to think, where do we find time to “find ourselves.”  We’re told we must know what we want to do with the rest of our lives by the time we are 18, but rarely do any of us actually succeed in doing that.  Self discovery is a life long journey of discovering what we are, what we are not, and how to love ourselves unconditionally.

Matthew McConaughey speech

Charlie Day speech

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Episode 18 – Patience in a world of instant gratification

It seems that the older we get the more urgent it feels to get the things we (think we) want.  As our lives feel like we have less and less time in them, our desire strengthens to have the things we want.  It’s easy to forget that things that are worth having are worth waiting for, and things that come easy don’t feel as valuable as things that we work for.  It can be especially difficult in a world where it’s so easy to get something as simple as food at the snap of a finger.  Unfortunately it seems that while we’re busy running around like crazed chickens trying to get everything we want, life tends to pass us by.  So let’s make light of it and talk about Kody’s run in with the POLEESE.

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Episode 15 – The blessing and curse that is Social Media

Social Media is rampant today.  We use it to talk to old friends, compare ourselves to them, be jealous of them, let our brain tell us we aren’t as good as their highlight reel, give our data to the government… wait, that can’t be right, can it?  Unfortunately that does seem to be the case for many people.  Plain and simple: we’re addicted to it, and we need some self control.

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Episode 14 – How to cure Depression

The same click baity title as episode 13, can you see where we’re going with this one yet?  Well, there is no real “cure” for depression, surprise!  But there are ways you can learn to exist with it and be happy anyway, cuz F*CK depression!  Our second visit to this topic involves Kody discussing how he gets through the low points, which often involves writing, and he’s going to share a lot of it, and cry… *spoiler alert*

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Episode 13 – How to cure anxiety

There is no real “cure” for anxiety.  Surprise!  But if you’ve been listening thus far you already knew that.  We said we’d come back to this topic and here it is.  Uganda knuckles is the pinnacle of human achievement.

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Episode 12 – How to have differing opinions on taboo topics

Today things get uncomfortable. What is it that makes something taboo? Or hell, what does it mean to even be taboo? Why are things taboo? Why are some things just so damn uncomfortable to talk about? And why does it feel like in society today we can’t have a conversation and hold different viewpoints on something without getting at each other’s throats? We talked about this today, share some uncomfortable moments, but in the end hopefully provide a good demonstration of how you can talk about some uncomfortable things and still be friends about it in the end.

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Episode 11 – How to make friends as an adult

Just have imaginary friends!  Ok no, the answer isn’t that simple.  As social beings, even the most introverted people crave human interaction sometimes.  Navigating today’s hyper connected world can be extremely tricky, especially in the realm of finding meaningful human connection.  We often find ourselves scared that people won’t like us so we put on our masks before we go out (if we even go outside) in an attempt to gain others’ approval.  In reality though, we must take off our masks and be nothing more than ourselves to form quality friendships.  Are some people not going to like you?  Of course, but that’s their problem.

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” -Oscar Wilde

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Episode 10 – The self care square

Sh*t that name is corny.  It’s the best we’ve come up with so far though so there it is.  Emotion, Body, Spirit, Finances – four major points of life that we think are very important to keep healthy.  Four major points that we call (for now) the self care square.  Each corner is necessary, and each corner relies on each other.  We literally came up with this while recording this episode so it’s kind of a clusterf*ck of us getting our thoughts together, but whatever, one day it’ll make sense.

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Episode 9 – This episode will cure your stress!

Ok, no, it probably won’t cure it, but stress is something we all face on a daily basis.  Relationships, money, careers, fisting, they all bring stress into our lives and learning how to cope with stress as an individual is a vital part of finding your truth.

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Episode 8 – What is Love?

Baby don’t hurt me.

Today’s episode is an attempt to talk about love, what it is, what it means, and the difficulties surrounding it.  This is a huge topic and there’s no way we can cover all of it in one episode.  Send us your thoughts at tifupod@gmail.com or on twitter @tifupod or leave a voicemail @ 401-314-8438.  We’d like your input for our next episode on love.  Never forget, we love you for free.  “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”

The Mastery Of Love

Still Life with Woodpecker