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    166. Fantasy bonding - is it love or delusion?

    166. Fantasy bonding - is it love or delusion?

    Sometimes we become more attached to the idea of someone and their potential, than the reality of who they actually are. We begin to project our wants and desires on to them and ignore the red flags, the disappointments, the truth. This is what we call fantasy bonding and it prevents us from seeing someone for who they truly are, causes us to be lead along and invest in the wrong people. In this episode, we break down the psychology of fantasy bonding, including: 

    • The origins of fantasy bonding in childhood
    • How a fantasy bond emerges 
    • Relationship intensity and attachment
    • Why our fear of loneliness drives us into the wrong relationships
    • The idealisation of our partners 
    • What happens when the fantasy fades 
    • How to avoid a fantasy bond 

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    Nicole Avant ON: Why You Should Let Yourself Cry & Ways to Channel Deep Grief Into Grit and Gratitude

    Nicole Avant ON: Why You Should Let Yourself Cry & Ways to Channel Deep Grief Into Grit and Gratitude

    Has your perspective on life changed since you lost a loved one?

    How has forgiveness made a difference in your path to healing?

    Today, we are joined by Nicole Avant, a producer and political activist who served as the United States Ambassador to the Bahamas. Her new book Think You’ll Be Happy: Moving Through Grief with Grit, Grace and Gratitude takes us on a personal journey of grief and healing. 

    Nicole opens up about facing unimaginable challenges, including the loss of her beloved mother, Jacqueline Avant, in a tragic incident. Through heartfelt anecdotes and profound insights, Nicole reveals how she found strength in the face of adversity, and the role that resilience played in her healing process.

    Throughout the conversation, we explore the power of vulnerability, the importance of community, and the beauty of honoring one's emotions. Nicole beautifully discusses the transformative effect of grief and how it can shape our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

    Whether you're navigating your own journey of resilience or simply seeking inspiration to overcome life's obstacles, this conversation will touch your heart and leave you with a renewed sense of hope.

    In this interview, you’ll learn: 

    • How the power of resilience allows us to overcome adversity
    • How grief will transform us 
    • How important community is when we are facing pain 
    • How to turn pain into purpose 
    • How to face life’s obstacles with resilience and determination

    Think You’ll Be Happy by @nicoleavantofficial is now available wherever books are sold. A moving story that is sure to inspire us all. 

    With Love and Gratitude, 

    Jay Shetty 

    What We discuss:

    • 00:00 Intro
    • 02:53 The Essence Of Showing Up for Others 
    • 04:46 Allowing Yourself To Pause And Repair
    • 07:25 Always Pay It Forward
    • 11:18 Leaving a Lasting Impression Through Emotional Memories
    • 12:42 Nicole Recalls the Time She Tragically Lost Her Mother
    • 19:07 The Real Definition of Courage
    • 21:22 Self-Expression as a Form of Healing
    • 24:02 The Best Way to Honor Anyone You’ve Love
    • 29:55 The Power of Choice
    • 34:37 Grief Is Proof That You Loved
    • 39:44 Different Ways We Deal with Tragedy
    • 43:41 The Invisible Threads That Connect Us
    • 47:21 You Must Carry On
    • 51:12 Honoring the Departed by Living Life to Its Fullest
    • 55:22 The Lessons Life Offers
    • 01:00:35 Do You Still Cry?
    • 01:03:10 Nicole Avant on Final Five  

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