How Creating a Community is the Ultimate Self-Care with Fresh Starts Registry Co-Founder Jenny Dreizen | EP82

Podcast Description

One thing I always say is creating a community is the ultimate self-care.

In today’s episode, we dive deep into this idea with my good friend Jenny Dreizen, who is the co-founder of the Fresh Starts Registry, which I’m a huge supporter of. 

The Fresh Starts Registry is a registry for all of life’s new beginnings, from divorces to graduations, big moves to scary diagnoses. (Sound familiar? I also talked with Jenny’s sister and co-founder Olivia in Episode 68!)

Jenny is the perfect friend for me to sit down and have this conversation with because so much of her work centers around supporting people through changes and transitions. 

BTW, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make friends on the internet. Jenny and I have never met in person, yet, I can totally see our friendship spanning 30 years from now.

In this episode you’ll hear about:

  • What it means to be in your “friendship era” and why sometimes doing less actually serves friendships more
  • Friendship breaks vs. just taking a step back from friendship or cutting off just part of a friendship
  • Putting yourself in places and environments that feel authentic to you and the importance of trusting your gut about your relationships
  • Coming back to people whose energies didn’t used to align with yours but actually do now
  • Internet friends, selfless acts, and how deciding to actively engage in your community is actually the ultimate self-care

Resources & Links:

Learn about small intimacies in Episode 74, check out the Fresh Starts Registry, follow them on Instagram, and listen to Episode 68 to hear my conversion with Fresh Starts co-founder (and Jenny’s sister) Olivia.


lso, don’t forget to listen to their podcast, A Fresh Story (including the episode I recorded with them).

Olivia and Jenny have also written these amazing scripts for what to say when you don’t know what to say.

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Hi. I'm Alex.

I'm just a gal who cares deeply about community + friendship. Why? Well, I didn't have a healthy support system growing up.

So I built one... out of friends. I believe a healthy support system is the ultimate self-care.

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