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The Loveable Podcast

Summary: The two deepest desires of every human heart are to love simply and to live fully. So why do our relationships remain so complicated, and why do our lives sometimes ring so hollow? Because neither love nor life can be truly embraced until you, and only you, have embraced your truest, worthiest self. In his book, LOVEABLE, clinical psychologist and popular blogger, Kelly Flanagan explored how trusting our worthiness forms the foundation upon which we find true belonging and discover our purpose in life. LOVEABLE has been described as “a handbook for how to be human.” Now, in this podcast, Kelly delivers the tools for living fully into who you are and why you are here. Each weekly episode includes an inspirational reading, a presentation of practices for the week, and a conversation with Kelly’s readers about both. Inspirational. Practical. Conversational. It’s like a year’s worth of free therapy. Except it’s much more. It’s how to become whole. You can visit Kelly's blog at And for more information about LOVEABLE, go to


 Week 38: What If a Resurrected Life Isn’t as Impossible as It May Seem? [Loveable 039] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:15

“Sometimes the simplest, most elegant, most life-changing solutions are right in front of our noses. But we can’t see them, because we are locked in to old schemas. A schema is a mental framework that helps organize and interpret information in the world around us. Schemas are essential when we need to act quickly and decisively. But schemas […]

 Week 37: When You Think You Don’t Know How to Live [Loveable 038] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:33

“Sometimes, joy is simply undone things finally lived. We need to keep the door of our hearts open, so we can listen to our urges and our wants. Many of them are trying to lead us into joy. Yet, when we’ve been shutting the door on them for so long, it can be hard to break […]

 Week 36: Why Wanting Is the Way to Truly Living [Loveable 037] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:41

“You have things you’ve always wanted to do with your life. Ways you’ve wanted to spend your days. Passions you’ve wanted to practice. Hobbies you’ve wanted to make a habit of. Love you’ve wanted to spread in the form of a vocation. Care you’ve wanted to give in the form of a calling. The things […]

 Week 35: The Kindness Challenge [Loveable 036] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:08

“Let’s admit it: we’re obsessed with winning. Just look around. Everything has become a competition. Our will-to-win is everywhere, and it’s not going anywhere. But what if we gave it something better to do? What if we all decided to compete at a game called kindness?” In Episode 36 of The Loveable Podcast, we talk about how to take our instinct […]

 Week 34: Let’s Hold Each Other Like We’re Dying [Loveable 035] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:35

“Sometimes, we fight so we don’t have to feel. Sometimes, we trade jeers so we don’t have to trade tears…and that’s a problem. Because the solutions to our most pressing concerns don’t lie within the heated exchange of our ideas; they lie at the bottom of our grief. If we don’t get better at grieving, we can’t […]

 Week 33: The Healing Is in the Emptying [Loveable 034] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:20

“True intimacy is not the absence of privacy or the absence of boundaries or the absence of a separate self—in fact, we need to have our own spaces and limits and identity. True intimacy is the absence of secrets.” The quality of your belonging will be inversely correlated with the size of your secrets. The more […]

 Week 32: Becoming Students of the People We Belong To [Loveable 033] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:07

“Relationships can grow stale and stuck. Perhaps that’s just the way life goes and the way love ages. But maybe, just maybe, we can fall into love again by learning how to pay attention again—by giving up all of our judgment and assessment and critique and meeting our people in the field of awareness, instead of upon the […]

 Week 31: Turning Pro at the Art of Loving [Loveable 032] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:19

“You have a relationship gift. Something you are naturally good at. A way of loving that no one else can do in exactly the way you do it…You can stop being humble about it. You can stop suppressing it and burying it. You can stop being an amateur at it. Own it. Claim it. Inhabit it. […]

 Week 30: Letting Grace Show Us How to Love [Loveable 031] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:32

“Relationships do not thrive on big things; they thrive upon small things done every day. They don’t thrive necessarily on doing new things; they thrive upon doing old things we used to do and quit doing somewhere along the way. And, if we can set aside our ego for a little while, we don’t need […]

 Week 29: Embracing Your Limitations and Being Embraced by Your People [Loveable 030] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:21

“To live from our soul—the great, powerful, divine thing at the center of us—is, paradoxically, to become aware of our dependence on other souls. When the bad stuff happens, it’s a chance to rely on the good stuff in other people. And the people who bring the good stuff are the people we belong to.” […]

 Week 28: Learning How to Take a Compliment [Loveable 029] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:37

“Once upon a time, before our wounds and our world made us forget, we knew the good things about us were true. We believed them so thoroughly it didn’t hurt to hear them spoken to us.” In Episode 29 of The Loveable Podcast, we focus on the art of receiving compliments. You see, for most of us, […]

 Week 27: The Essential Building Block of Belonging [Loveable 028] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:34

“When our egos lose, our hearts win.” In Episode 28 of The Loveable Podcast, we dive deep into the topic of empathy, including how essential it is for true belonging, and the five barriers to cultivating it and communicating it. It’s time to exchange protection for connection. It’s time to quit living from your ego and […]

 Week 26: The Opposite of Loneliness [Loveable 027] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:04

“The world we live in is aching with loneliness. Yet, we are rarely aware of it, because in a loud and crowded world, loneliness has a thousand busy disguises.” In Episode 27 of The Loveable Podcast, we discuss how our mass connection culture produces fake news and fake belonging, we explore the necessary requirements for true belonging, […]

 Week 25: The One Sentence That Can Change Your Love and Life [Loveable 026] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:38

“I’m not going to worry very much about offending people anymore, which means I need you to tell me when I do, so I can think about it and decide if I need to apologize.” This is the one sentence that can change the way you love and live. In Episode 26 of The Loveable […]

 Week 24: The Other Most Important Thing to Look for in a Best Friend [Loveable 025] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:01

“Your time on this big rock is limited, so it is probably a waste of your time to spend it trying to convince people who cannot see the goodness of your heart that it is, indeed, good.” Finding true belonging is not just about finding people, it is also about letting some people go. In Episode […]


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