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Jul 21, 2021

Satisfaction cannot be achieved in a single facet. We have a tendency to keep looking for more until we fall into a net of despair. Dr. Kelly Flanagan joins us today to talk about the meaning of companionship and the importance of finding your inner purpose.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Understanding the belief of personal space 
  • Awareness to positive motivation
  • How to find the opportunity to communicate with your teens
  • The foundation to improve the parent-teen relationship
  • Rite of passage during adolescence
  • Loneliness and its impact on yourself and your family
  • The purpose of communicating your feelings
  • The concept of bridging imperfection and loneliness
  • The core purpose of our companions

Resources mentioned in this episode

About Dr. Kelly Flanagan

Dr. Kelly Flanagan is a clinical psychologist, writer, and blogger. He grew up in a small town in rural Illinois, and got out of it as fast as he could, because he figured the satisfaction we’re all looking for couldn’t be found in a cornfield. He went to the University of Illinois and majored in psychology, before going on to Penn State for graduate school.

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