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AWTREYS UNHINGED: Thomas crying, spicy questions and healing from trauma | Episode 230

June 12, 2023

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Welcome to an exciting and candid episode of Real Talk with Rachel! Today, we have a special guest joining us: Thomas. Rachel and Thomas dive into an interactive session using The Friendship Deck game, answering questions that touch on emotional healing, spiciness, work secrets, first friends, hurt feelings, and even managing to incorporate Thomas’s love for aviation. Get ready for an engaging and surprising conversation that will leave you inspired and entertained.

  1. Navigating Emotional Healing: Insights and Strategies

In this segment, Rachel and Thomas delve into questions that explore emotional healing. They share personal experiences, offer insights, and discuss strategies for navigating the healing process. From overcoming past hurts to embracing forgiveness and self-care, they provide guidance and encouragement for listeners who may be on their own journey toward emotional well-being.

  1. Spicy Questions and Unexpected Revelations

The Friendship Deck game takes a daring turn as Rachel and Thomas tackle the spicy questions. With a sense of humor and openness, they answer unexpected and thought-provoking queries, sharing their perspectives and insights. Prepare for some lighthearted moments, laughter, and surprising revelations that showcase the depth of their connection.

  1. Rachel’s Big Work Secrets Revealed

In this segment, Rachel opens up and shares some of her big work secrets. As an entrepreneur and host of Real Talk with Rachel, she offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her professional journey. From challenges she has faced to lessons learned and exciting projects on the horizon, Rachel provides a unique perspective on the inner workings of her work life.

  1. The Significance of First Friends and Navigating Hurt Feelings

Rachel and Thomas discuss the importance of first friends and the impact they have on our lives. They share stories of their own first friends and reminisce about the special bond that formed during those early years. Additionally, they explore how to navigate hurt feelings in friendships, providing practical tips for open communication and forgiveness.

  1. Thomas’s Passion for Aviation: Unexpected Connections

In true Real Talk with Rachel fashion, Thomas manages to work in his passion for aviation into the conversation. As he shares his love for planes and flying, Rachel finds unexpected connections to friendship and personal growth. This segment reminds us of the beauty of sharing our passions with others and finding unique ways to connect and inspire.

In this exciting and candid episode of Real Talk with Rachel, we’ve witnessed a lively and surprising conversation between Rachel and Thomas. Through The Friendship Deck game, they’ve explored topics such as emotional healing, spicy questions, work secrets, first friends, hurt feelings, and even Thomas’s love for aviation.

Their open and honest dialogue offers insights, laughter, and unexpected connections. Listeners are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences, embrace healing, nurture friendships, and find joy in sharing passions with others.

Stay tuned for future episodes of Real Talk with Rachel, where we continue to explore a wide range of topics with authenticity, vulnerability, and a commitment to genuine connection. Remember, there is power in open conversations and the bonds we form through friendship and shared experiences.

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I am an online encourager based out of Birmingham, AL that's obsessed with my girls and sharing bits and pieces of my life. I wear a lot of hats these days including mama to two boys, military wife, blogger, podcast host and more. You can find me behind the microphone at Real Talk with Rach where we talk about everything from jeans to Jesus, playlists to pop culture, the good and the grief and everything in between. 

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