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Author: Sam & Elliot

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We’re ditching the surface level stuff to explore the power of authentic human connection and its impact on our relationships and wellbeing. Join us as we engage in raw, honest conversations, exploring the world of authentic relationships and personal growth.

Through our own experiences and interviews with those who've forged deep connections, we uncover the secrets to truly meaningful bonds. Each episode addresses listener questions and offers practical strategies and inspiration to fuel your own journey of connection and fulfillment. Together, let's create something more human.


Stay in touch with us on Instagram @somethingmorehuman and TikTok @somethingmorehuman.

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If we can’t talk surface level stuff and then go realllyyy deep, we don’t want it.Amanda dives into the mindset of meeting people and making friends, why all human connection starts with a connection to self, and why curiosity is a lost art. You'd think we've known Amanda for a long time but this was our first time meeting her!Connect with AmandaInstagramAmanda's podcast, Just Mands The Podcast, on Apple and SpotifyStay Connected with Sam & ElliotGrab your "IF NOT LOVE THEN WHAT" hat, you...
The answer seems obvious enough. But, do we really? Elliot tells Sam all the time of his dreams and visions of the future, but so often gets in his own way of achieving them. Together, we break down the reason for that.We talk about how to get out of your own way, transcend your Upper Limit, and find the things you’ve been looking for your whole life, starting today… RIGHT NOW!Use code "morehuman" for 20% off 1 order from New Mexico Tea Company HERE (expires August 1, 2024)Stay Connected with...
Overcoming the loss of her mother and son to suicide and her husband whose death she believes was from a broken heart, Dr. Kimberly Harms flew to us from Minnesota to discuss how. We discuss the sneaky feelings of guilt and shame in the journey of grief and how to leverage your community during mourning. Kim is the author of "Are You Ready? How to Build a Legacy to Die For" and shares the ways we can prepare the inevitable passing of our loved ones. *DISCLAIMER* This episode discusses trigger...
Return to Real Life

Return to Real Life

2024-05-1352:24

Could we get 100+ people to leave their phones behind and exist in the present moment for three consecutive hours? We created Return to Real Life, a phone-free in person experience, to find out. This episode is inspired by Jonathan Haidt’s new book, The Anxious Generation, which touches on the mental health crises of adolescents that began in the early 2010s. He believes, and so do we, that our phones have a major role to play in society’s declining mental health, and Return to Real Life is a...
How do you know who belongs in your inner circle? We all like to think we know who makes up our inner circle and why but do we really? Are there people in there currently who no longer belong? We break down 5 tips to help you determine who is best suited for your inner circle (and who isn’t).Use code "morehuman" for 20% off 1 order from New Mexico Tea Company HERE(expires August 1, 2024)Stay Connected with Sam & Elliot Shop our brand new merch!Stay in touch with us on Instagram and TikTok...
Is it possible to create and maintain a strong community while choosing van life, traveling full time, or working remotely? Maria shares everything from the challenges and risks to the power and fulfillment in choosing to live as a nomad doing remote work. Yes, it does include fractured ribs and expensive van repairs, but Maria also shares invaluable insight about not only how to make a living on the road, but how to cultivate a consistent community to avoid the perils of loneliness while con...
Coming out as an adult is difficult enough, but in the midst of processing emotional trauma, relocating, and going to school full time, that’s enough to overwhelm anyone. We talk with one of our very best friends, Meghan, about her newfound insights as a lesbian, coming out as a 26 year old, how she cultivated self love after coming to terms with her trauma, and how that brought her to the love of her life, Serena. Serena provides heart-on-her-sleeve inspiration for those growing up in a hous...
A simple, cost-effective way to reconnect with our loved ones by putting our phones out of reach and prioritizing presence of mind, fun, and relaxation. We talk about how allowing ourselves the time and space to ask powerful questions creates an opportunity to explore and learn more about each other and ultimately reconnect our friendship. Elliot also talks about a realization he had about how to break the cycle of negative thoughts that turn into negative actions. Tune in to explore insights...
How long does it take to get over a breakup? We sit down with relationship coach and therapist, Christina Abood, to discuss when to know to end it, how to get closure when you leave a relationship, recognize your dating patterns, get back out there without dating apps, and the do’s and don’ts for leaning on your community.Mentioned in this episode: Signs It’s Time To Let Go Of A RelationshipMore about Christina:Christina Abood, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Therapist, Trauma & Attachme...
What happened on Friday the 13th, 1979 to a couple of lovebirds on their way to see Alien at the theatre? You may have a hard time believing what you hear, but Elliot's parents tell us about their close encounter on that night in 1979. Elliot realizes a specific Dateline NBC episode may be the starting point for the majority of his irrational anxieties. How do folks in their 60s feel about aging? We ask them!Larry tells us a story about his idea with a match, a gallon of gasoline, and a manho...
Personal growth leads to growth everywhere else. In this episode, Sam downloads massive learnings from her first ever business conference and Elliot shares the easiest way to make friends in a foreign environment. Listen to this episode when you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure what to do next. Remember, there are no rules and there is no way.Our favorite quote from the episode comes from Glennon Doyle: “Your job is to disappoint as many people as it takes to avoid disappointing yours...
In this episode, we talk with Alex, Erin, and Ariel, co-owners of the third wave coffee shop, Novel Point, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They get real with us about the grind of growing a small business, how they see their shop and community growing in the next several years, and how they’re engaging the coffee community in Albuquerque. If you ever find yourself at Novel Point, Elliot demands you try the Cascara Cream Soda.Stay Connected with Novel Point:Visit their website, give them a...
George and Toviah Carter take us through their journey from corporate America and retail to selling weed on the side of a mountain to starting a family. As business owners and collaborators, parents, and a couple that’s been together for over 20 years, Sam & Elliot ask them about their strategies for keeping all the plates spinning at once, navigating conflict, and the keys for staying happy in marriage. More about Toviah & George: The two live in Albuquerque with their daughters, Hen...
500 Hours in Europe

500 Hours in Europe

2023-12-2557:45

Your personal sh*t doesn't magically melt away when you go on vacation. Our first night in Paris was spoiled and we talk about why, what could have been done to avoid it, what we did to prevent it from happening again, and what it’s like to be with someone else in a foreign country for 500 hours straight. Want to know more about how Sam travel hacked us into business class lay flat seats? You can read our blog here: https://www.reaurum.com/blog/b/traveldeals-creditcards Stay Conne...
In this episode, we dive into what we learned with our first 4 guests and challenge ourselves (and you) to a few ways to live a fuller life of human connection. We discuss personal development, consistency, listening to your intuition, and stepping out of your comfort zone to build connections.Challenge #1: Research therapy or a personal development modality THIS WEEK to start exploring. Challenge #2: Step out of your comfort and chat up a stranger. Stay Connected with Sam & ElliotVisit o...
In this episode, we’re in conversation with brick and mortar small business owners Nadia Mousleh and Tess Coats; both shop owners in Old Town, Albuquerque. We discuss how building connection among business owners facilitates collaboration and diffuses competition, the moments of human connection that transformed the trajectory of their businesses, and touch on topics like self care, self love, and just being a nice person.Stay Connected:Nadia Mousleh, Above Snakeswebsite: https://www.shopabov...
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Kay Maes and Mel Bork. We discuss how human connection and our relationships change over time, tips and strategies for maintaining friendships, and listen to Kay & Mel’s personal stories of how to approach friendship dynamics, emotional intelligence, and self doubt. Stay Connected: Kay Maes website: https://www.wellbykay.com/ instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaymariemaes/If you’re local to Albuquerque and seeking community, connection, and c...
We sit down and answer some of your burning questions. We discuss how to know if you’ve found the one, what it really means when people say “when you know, you know,” platonic love, and longevity in romance. Stay Connected with Sam & ElliotVisit our website and stay in touch with us on Instagram @somethingmorehuman and TikTok @somethingmorehuman.Want us to answer your question, address a special topic, or discuss a story of yours? Your input will be an integral part of our future episodes...
Welcome to Something More Human! We're so happy you're here. We are passionate about human connection and crave community. It's our hope that this podcast opens doors for us, our guests, and our listeners to get raw and honest about connection and its impact our lives. Upcoming episodes will cover personal stories, inspiration, and tangible strategies to empower you to forge more meaningful connections in your own life. We’re diving deep into the conversations you’ve always wan...
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