Episode 36

Published on:

14th Feb 2023

Exploring Resolutions - VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL: How Do I Build Connection? (with Laura Danger)

LAURA DANGER IS BACK! And she's here to help us repair, reinforce, and reimagine our relationships :)

You may remember Laura from Episode 4: Domestic Labor is Still Labor, and this time she's talking about the LABOR OF LOVE.

We have all been through the collective trauma of a global pandemic together. Except, we haven't really been "together", have we? How can we reach out to the people we care about to reconnect, strengthen our bonds, and enjoy our relationships? Spoiler alert: it may include a BitchyWalk or two ;)

Topics in this episode include:

What does it mean to "see the bird"?

How can we recognize when we are isolating from our relationships?

What are the "symptoms" of discord in our relationships?

What if I'm an introvert?

How many friends does someone really NEED?

How can we make hanging out with friends seem not overwhelming/draining?

How can we reach out to our friends and partners, to encourage connection?

What resources are out there to help us cultivate connection?

Follow Laura on Instagram and TikTok with her handle, @thatdarnchat, and visit thatdarnchat.com to learn more about Fair Play and Laura's workshops, resources, and advocacy!

Link to Fair Play, Eve Rodsky's books/documentary/and more!

Link to "How We Show Up"- book by Mia Birdsong.

Link to the "We're Not Really Strangers" card game.

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About the Podcast

Your Doctor Friends
The show that teaches you to sniff out the garbage and answers all the questions you wish you could call or text your doctor friend. Don't get caught in endless web search spirals and stop scouring social media for health answers. Let us be your doctor friends!

About your hosts

Jeremy Alland

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Dr. Jeremy Alland is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, consistently top-10 nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago, IL. In addition to a busy clinical practice, he serves as the head primary care team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Dogs, as well as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Fire Soccer Club. An avid athlete, Dr. Alland played collegiate baseball for DePauw University before pursuing medicine and enjoys golfing, basketball and stand-up paddleboarding. He lives in a suburb of Chicago with his wife, Katie, two children, Olive and Logan, and their goldendoodle, Archie. He never thought he would have a podcast, but has found it insanely fun and is excited to bring fun and approachability to the most common questions we hear as doctors.

"Work Hard + be kind" -The Alland Kitchen Wall

Julie Bruene

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Dr. Julie (Julia if we’re being formal, Julia Rose if she’s in trouble) Bruene is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago. She serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and DePaul University. Aside from her obvious interests in sports and medicine, she is a true crime obsessive and is a total sucker for rescued cats. She lives in Chicago with her husband and partner-in-crime, Adam, and with several of the aforementioned rescued cats. We don’t need to get into specifics about the exact number here. She likes when people are kind to one another and when animals dress up like other animals. Rock over London, rock on Chicago.