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Get ready to set sail on a journey of self-discovery and relationship mastery with Mary Ann Addis! She's here to guide you through the choppy waters of love and help you navigate towards a                      of purpose and meaning. Don't let those nagging doubts and fears hold you back any longer! It's time to get real and take the plunge towards your best self. Ready to join the adventure? Tune in to the Really Personal Podcast now!


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Love, Interrupted: The Reality of Reviving Past Relationships

Reviving a past relationship requires a delicate balance of introspection, communication, and understanding. While the journey may be challenging, the potential for growth and reconnection can be worth the risks involved. Are you ready to take the leap back into the arms of an ex?


Wander Without Worry: Finding Beauty in Travel Challenges

Get ready to embark on a journey like no other, where every setback is a stepping stone and every obstacle is an opportunity to find beauty in the most unlikely of places. Tune in now and let's wander together, fearless and free.


Learning Without Playing the Blame Game on Yourself 

Embark on the epic quest of self-healing and unlock the superpower of self-reliance. By showering themselves with self-love sprinkled with compassion and acceptance, they forge an unbreakable bond with their true selves, sparking a magical transformation within.


Self-Love Revolution: Relying on Yourself for Healing

Embark on the epic quest of self-healing and unlock the superpower of self-reliance. By showering themselves with self-love sprinkled with compassion and acceptance, they forge an unbreakable bond with their true selves, sparking a magical transformation within.


Taming the Social Media Beast: Striking Harmony in the Digital Era

Explore how surfing social media mindfully can boost your happy vibes and mental groove. Dive headfirst into a world where being your true, vulnerable self is the coolest trend around!


The Power of Walking Away and the Clarity It Brings

When it comes to relationships, sometimes the hardest thing to do is also the most necessary: walking away. In this episode on the Really Personal Podcast, we'll delve into the importance of knowing when to let go and the clarity it can bring.


Love Redefined: Becoming the Love of Your Life

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in life- If you believe love is finding the right person, when actually love is becoming the right person. You want to become that person you would spend the rest of your life with, and then that person will be attracted to you. 


Take the Path of More Resistance

By choosing to take the path of more resistance, we empower ourselves to make informed decisions that align with our values and goals. Whether it's in online dating or any other aspect of life, investing time and energy into research can save us from disappointment and ensure that we forge meaningful connections.


It's Not About Just "Being Yourself." It's About Raising Your Hand and Choosing to Be YOU!

Forget the old cliché of "just be yourself" - it's time to take charge and choose yourself! With a little self-love and prioritizing your own needs, you can unlock your inner superpowers and soar to new levels of happiness and success. 


Overcoming the The Art of Sweet Illusion: Mastering Grace and Elegance in the Face of Internal Conflicts 

Utilize the power of a positive mindset, harness the impact of self-talk, navigate relationships with finesse, confront and overcome inner demons, and embrace the natural nature of inner conflict. With confidence and poise, you can elevate your presence and achieve new heights of success.


Overcoming the "It Will Happen When You Least Expect It" Misconception

Get ready to actively seek out and create meaningful connections, because it's time to break free from the shackles of terrible dating advice. So, buckle up, and let's dive into why waiting for love to 'just happen' is nothing but a fairy tale, and how you can start taking action today to find the love you deserve.


Soul Traveling: Adapt to the Unexpected and Embark On Life’s Adventures

Unleash your inner adventurer and take risks that push you out of your comfort zone. Embrace the unexpected and open yourself up to new experiences that will leave a lasting impact. Start your journey today and let the spirit of wanderlust guide you towards a life filled with extraordinary experiences.


The Untapped Power of Starting Before You're Ready

Ready, steady, go! On this episode of the Really Personal Podcast, we're revealing the secret sauce to unlocking your true potential: starting before you're ready. Say goodbye to procrastination and fear of failure and hello to a world of endless possibilities.


Unleash Your Creativity: How Crafting Community Can Transform Your Artistic Journey

Joining a crafting community is like adding jet fuel to your artistic growth and giving a massive boost to your creative energy! It's time to unlock your true potential and explore the amazing possibilities that await you.


Unveiling the Dark Side: The Hidden Dangers of Trying to Be the 'Cool Girl' in Dating

Thinking of becoming a "cool girl" just to snag a sweetie? Hold up! Before you ditch your true self, let's talk. Pretending to be someone else can damage your self-worth and even draw in incompatible partners. Why risk it? Let's ditch the fake act and attract the right honey with our authentic selves.


How Putting Yourself First is Self-full And Not Self-ish

Had enough of putting yourself last in line, while everyone else cuts ahead? Ready to bust out of the mold and be the real you? It's time to unveil the power of self-fullness and get real with what you need! Learn how to prioritize your needs in a healthy and non-selfish way and practice self-fullness in everyday life. 


Being the Bigger Person Doesn’t Mean Accepting the Disrespect

Discover the superpowers of being the bigger person and how it can totally transform your life! Get a masterclass in gracefully handling tough situations while still keeping your confidence and self-respect fueled up. And, most importantly, learn the secret of never tolerating disrespect like a true boss!


Are You Looking For A Love Story or A Life Story?

Is it really impossible to have a love story and a life story simultaneously? In this eye-opening article, we dismantle the misconceptions surrounding the idea that these two narratives cannot coexist. Prepare to challenge your beliefs as we delve deep into understanding the profound connection between love and life, and how they beautifully complement each other.


It’s Not About Trying Harder. It’s About Showing Up More

Forget about struggling to always do more! Embrace the power of consistency and wave goodbye to the never-ending rat race. We're here to spill the beans on why being a consistent superstar is the secret ingredient to success. Plus, we've got some juicy tips to help you smash your goals and make sure that every day feels like a win.


Energy Shift: Transforming Your Life with Positive Vibes

It's time to reclaim your power by shifting your energy and connecting with your inner self. In this episode, you'll learn how to transform your life with positive vibes that will leave you feeling empowered and fulfilled. So, if you're ready to start creating the life you want and deserve, join us!


What We Want May Not Be What We Need

From understanding the difference between wants and needs to mastering self-control and taking decisive action, we will provide you with a roadmap to prioritize what truly matters. So, if you're ready to unlock a greater sense of fulfillment and contentment, let's get started!


To Live a Creative Life, We Must Choose Curiosity Rather Than Fear

Are you ready to ignite your inner creative spark, but fear is holding you back? Join our guest, Beth Robinson, as she dives deep into the importance of choosing curiosity over fear in pursuing your artistic passions. 


Not Everything is Your Parents' Fault

When 'triggers' hit, remember your past experiences aren't your identity. They're your greatest teachers. Continue to learn, trust yourself, and foster a growth mindset. Making changes can feel daunting, but taking action is the first step towards a brighter future where the past is no longer your dictator. 


Thank The Part Of You That Says, “Never Again!”

When 'triggers' hit, remember your past experiences aren't your identity. They're your greatest teachers. Continue to learn, trust yourself, and foster a growth mindset. Making changes can feel daunting, but taking action is the first step towards a brighter future where the past is no longer your dictator. 


Thinking Doesn’t Get Us Out of Thinking. It’s Doing.

Are you tired of being trapped in the never-ending cycle of overthinking? It’s time to take action, embrace risks, and chase your dreams! Join us on our journey as we challenge ourselves and overcome fears, and discover who we become along the way. 


Don’t Be Happier WHEN, Be Happier NOW

Too often, we put our happiness on hold until we reach a certain milestone. But what if we could experience joy in the present moment, rather than waiting for it to arrive in the future? Discover how to break free from unrealistic expectations and start finding happiness NOW!


A Huge Part of The Work of Becoming Securely Attached

Ever wondered what it really takes to create secure attachments in your relationships? Dive into the world of attachment styles, inner beliefs, values, and self-talk that play a significant role. Ready to level-up your romantic connections? 


Romanticize Standing Up For Yourself And Your Values 

Understand how to uphold your value, handle the trials of love and commitment, and cultivate a more rewarding connection with yourself and others. Don't just listen; engage, challenge, and grow!


The Dance & Rhythms Between the Anxious-Avoidant Attachments

Navigating the complex dance of Anxious-Avoidant Attachments can seem like a Freudian Tango. Let's work individually, yet work together, navigating with patience and intentionality. You don't want to miss this dance!


The First Choice Is to Actually Live An Integris Life

Step into integrity and embrace authenticity as you navigate the meaningful world of relationships and dating. Discover how aligning your deeds with your words shape the honesty within you and anchors your self-worth. We challenge you to be the person you claim to be, setting your core values as your compass. 


Choose the Belief That Feels More Empowering

Imagine constructing a mindset tailored to your beliefs and values, that empowers you and builds a life truly your own! Would it liberate you, inspire you, or could it revolutionize your entire process? The power lies in your hands. Unleash it and you could shape your own destiny. Intrigued? Tune in to the latest episode!


Abandon the Fear of Abandonment: You Deserve More 

Embark on your healing journey, gain control of your nervous system, bravely face the fear of abandonment, and unlock the extraordinary you. Understand how clear, calm communication can quell the sirens of fear triggered by a partner's words, reminding you that you deserve more. Love bravely. You're extraordinary.


Do You Feel Guilty For Not Feeling Guilty?

Ever felt guilt over not feeling guilty? Experienced pain and wondered why life thrusts it upon us? Struggled to set boundaries in relationships or in the workplace? Tune in to the latest episode as we tackle these issues head-on and remember, the only way through it, is to walk through it.


There’s More Beneath the Surface of the Avoidant Attachment Style Than You Think

Unraveling the avoidant attachment style mystery. Learn how to understand, communicate, face problems, and make your relationships flourish. Don't avoid the pain, embrace it! We all desire love, after all!


Hear Me Out: You Don’t Want To Be An Independent Woman

What if I told you that being an independent woman isn't all it's hyped up to be? That self-sufficiency might not lead to the fulfilling relationships you crave? We dive deep into the benefits of dependency and how it can actually enhance your mindset, dating, and relationships. Curious? Tune in! 


Change Is the Exchange For the Life You Want

Exchange your fears for the life you desire!  Embrace courage, change your mindset, and soar to new heights! The secret? Trust your gut, it's always right! Ready to make a change? 


Queenship: Bounce Back After a Heartache

Heartache can be a tough journey, but it's also a path to rediscovering your inner queen.Join us as we discuss bouncing back after heartache, embracing your true value, and finding the strength to let go and love again. 


What You’re Looking For Is Not Out There. It’s In You.

Don't let life's traumas hold you back! It's time to heal, grow, let go and discover the power within YOU! Are you ready to bring self-love to your trauma and embrace a brighter future? Tune in to the newest episode on the Really Personal Podcast, and let's change our lives together!


You Need to Feel to Heal

We all need to feel to heal. You can't create closure without self-exploration and self-care. Listen to my recent break up on the newest episode of the Really Personal Podcast. It's time to take the steps to heal and let go. 


Perpetual Problems: Problems That Return Over and Over Again

Do you find yourself overthinking when dealing with the problem? Let's explore ways to change the way you view yourself when solving problems.


Perpetual Problems: Problems That Return Over and Over Again

Do you find yourself overthinking when dealing with the problem? Let's explore ways to change the way you view yourself when solving problems.


Self-Care & Self-Love: The New Sexy

In a world that often forces us to be busy and constantly on the go, it's important to learn how to be still and make a conscious effort to love and care for yourself.  Learn why self-care and self-love are the new sexy.


We Are the Artists of Our Lives: Trust the Process

Are you searching for a way to trust the process of life and achieve your goals? Have you ever felt like you're stuck in a rut and don't know how to make changes?  Together we'll find the courage to trust the process and make the changes that will help you move closer to your goals. So don't wait!


Fitness Woes and Overcoming ‘Em

If you’re looking for ways to develop healthy habits and workout routines that are tailored to you, look no further! Consistency is key and our experts are here to provide you with the best tips, tricks and advice on creating a sustainable workout program!


Create the Love Life That Works For You

Don't let anyone else define what a successful life looks like for you. Create the love life that works for you, start romanticizing your life and use the tools available to you – your potential to succeed is infinite!


Win the Debate… In Your Mind

Whether you're struggling with a big life decision or striving to win the debate in your mind, it's important to understand the power of intuition and the willingness to make new choices.
Instead of focusing on the outcome, we should be considering the kind of person we want to be. 


Negativity Protection: Erase It and Replace It

"This problem is too big...The opposition is too strong... You’ll never get past it.” Sounds familiar? You can let this play over and over in your head and live in defeat, discouragement, intimidation, and fear, or you can replace it.


Know Your Boo: Fortifying and Guiding Relationship Discussions

Through proactive conversations, healthy attachment styles, and tools to overcome challenges, this podcast helps couples make their relationship stronger and more fulfilling.


Vice or Virtue: Feeling Good With a Healthy Food Mindset

One of the coolest things about the nutrition by addition framework is that you don’t have to give up any of the foods you love. You can add to the foods that you enjoy to make them more filling and satisfying and to support your health goal.


You Versus You: If We Don’t Prioritize Ourselves, Who Will?

We're squashing the "New Year, New You" trend by starting with a Healthy Mindset. Your number one competition is always yourself- you versus you. No coach, no trainer, or no mentor can do it, only you versus you. It’s on you- only you are in charge of your happiness.


The Things That Don’t Matter, Don’t Matter

As the New Year approaches, it’s important to focus on the things that really matter and let go of the things that don’t. Worry, stress, and anxiety can be overwhelming, but there are ways to cope.


Rediscovering Your Identity: Long-Term Relationship Edition

The hardest aspect of breaking up, especially after a long-term relationship, is not losing the person. It's the day you wake up realizing your feelings have changed and you now have the ability to move on. 


Make Yourself the Priority: Managing Boundary Pushers

Letting someone run all over you is not love- it's submission. Boundaries serve a vital function of self-respect. Even when you can't control the surrounding situation, take a step back and know that you can choose where to direct your attention and energy- toward your well-being.


Phrase Replacements in Relationships: What Works, And What Works Better

Have you adopted poor habits from previous relationships regarding arguing and communication? Let's look within, squash the ego, and focus on the achievements of peace and love.


Under Pressure: Societal Pressures Women Face & Who’s Holding Them Accountable

If we are to create positive social norms, especially for each other, then we can begin defining healthy motivations (not pressures) that make us feel safe, secure, and free!


The Ick Factor: Is the Ick the “trait” or the “person”?

When it comes to dating and relationships, the ick is a huge indicator to step away and move on. But how do we decipher whether the icks are valid reasons to end a date or even a relationship? And is the ick the person or the trait?


Leadership, Direction, Protection- What It Really Means For Men

Previous episodes talk about men and relationships from women's perspectives, but this episode is men talking about men, and their innate call to lead, direct, and protect.


People Pleasers Listen Up... Have the courage to be yourself!

You might think you know what people-pleasing is, but let’s examine it closely: it’s not just about pleasing another person, it’s about perceiving your self-worth based on the reactions of other people towards you. 


Oh No He Didn't: Dating RED FLAGS!

Do you actually like them, or do you want them to like you? Those images you created in your head- that fantasy life with them is not reality. One way to break free from this is to observe red flags in the early onset of dating.


No Romance In Your Life? There’s Still Love In Your Life. 

Just how important it is to prioritize self-love? It is one of the biggest, overlooked decisions and actions in life.  And the fact of the matter is that we are fulfilled in bigger and better ways outside of romantic relationships.


Online Dating Isn’t That Horrible, Right?

Ever wish you could find your right person without all of the complications of dating? The ying-yang of online dating has its benefits, but you just have to know how to navigate through the slums of bad profiles and potential time-wasters. 


Discovering Dating Attachment Styles in My 30s: “Ahh, no wonder!”

Ever wonder why you’re attracted to certain people? What are the factors that will determine whether your relationship is successful or not so much? Dating attachment styles is not “one size fits all.” 




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