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  • It's time to do some summer cleaning and dump those energy vampires you've been keeping around!!

    In this eye-opening episode of Benson Bookclub on Almost Adulting, we dive deep into Law 10 from Robert Greene's "The 48 Laws of Power": "Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky."

    Discover why the company you keep can make or break your life and success. I'll share not only the wisdom from the book but I also unpack the psychology behind this law and give you actionable tips to start TODAY to detox your social circle and elevate your life. Lastly, I share my personal insights on the importance of energy swaps - hint: who you allow inside of you DOES in fact leave a mark, and how to keep your vibe high.

    Tune in and learn how to surround yourself with positivity, protect your energy, and attract success today.

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  • Anna hathaway who?!? Nicholas galitzine who!?!? This TRUE STORY that I share today is about to become your new 'The Idea of You' favourite love story. It will have you in tears before you finish listening.

    Join me in this heart-wrenching yet hopeful episode as we dive into the powerful TRUE STORY of a man who loses the love of his life in a tragic car accident. Battling the depths of depression and contemplating ending his own life, he is pulled back by the desperate plea of his young niece. Struggling to find purpose, he bravely shares his journey online, leading to an unexpected connection with a woman who has experienced similar grief. Through their shared pain, they discover a second chance at love. Anna Hathaway who??! Nicholas

    In this episode, I also share a touching "Letter from Heaven," offering comfort and closure to anyone who has lost a loved one and yearns for one last goodbye.

    And don’t miss out on "Benson Knows Best," where I tackle your burning questions with my signature blend of wit and wisdom. Today’s question: How long should you wait for someone who’s not ready for a relationship? How to tell if he's your twin flame? and more!

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  • On today's episode, Join your Russian big sis, Violetta as she unravels the tale of Buddha’s enlightenment and Disappointment Panda's brutal truths. She then explores if happiness is an algorithm we can crack or if we’re just wired to be a bit miserable.

    Why do we suffer? Is pain necessary for survival? Are we all just masochists in denial? and why blaming others is the perfect cop-out!! Violetta then delves into how dissatisfaction is baked into our DNA and why the greatest truths in life are the hardest to swallow. From the brain’s take on physical vs. psychological pain to how solving problems (yes, even the crappy ones) is the secret sauce to true happiness, your big sis has got you covered.

    Buckle up, because this episode is all about why your happiness is indeed a problem and what you can do about it.

    Credits: Big shoutout to Mark Manson for his brilliant insights from “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.”

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  • Babes, stop trying to CHANGE HIM, did he poopy his pants??!? Girl chill.

    Dive into this explosive solo episode where Violetta unravels the secrets of dating with 7 Game-Changing Dating Tips that will Transform Your Love Life forever!!

    Learn why men pull away, how to spot early dating red flags, why he won't commit, and the real reasons he’s not choosing you. Violetta share personal stories of her recent dating experience, including why she cried at Stagecoach, and insights on how to tell where your relationship is really going... Plus, get the scoop on the type of girl you need to stop being to find serious love. 

    Don’t miss out—this is the game-changing advice you've been searching for!

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  • Privet zychiky and welcome to a brand new PREMIUM episode on Wednesdays!

    Today Violetta shares some life changing advice that will get you thinking and touch your beautiful heart and mind. From a letter to your younger self to boundaries to dating advice.

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  • Get ready to saddle up for an unforgettable adventure as your Russian big sis, Violetta, takes you through her first-ever Stagecoach experience on Almost Adulting! In this wild and insightful episode, Violetta shares:

    The Patron house Crew included: Violetta, Kat stickler, Jason tartick, Kelsey Anderson and Joey graziadei from the bachelor, Georgia v, Erin falter, Nick dio, Nick norcia, Polly B and Alex Hall from Selling OC, and last but not least Lana Del Ray and Nikki Lane.Meeting Music Icons: Hanging out with Lana Del Rey, Nikki Lane, Leon Bridges, J-KwonUnplanned Drama: Encountering a friend’s ex-fiancé and his new girlfriend, Bachelor drama with a side of bad first impression with the Selling OC girlies and how they made up. plus a blast-from-the-past hookup story involving a side of Gravy.Awkward Encounters: Running into a friend’s ex-fiancé and his new girlfriend PLUS The man that ghosted her ends up performing at their house.Favorite Moments: a blast-from-the-past hookup story involving a side of Gravy and meeting her new favourite person.

    From celebrity run-ins to juicy house drama, Violetta brings you along for every twist and turn, complete with her signature tough love and wit. Tune in for an entertaining and heartfelt look at the festival, complete with all the lessons learned and laughs shared. Don't miss out on this ride—listen now for all the juicy details and unforgettable moments!

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  • Unraveling Relationship OCD: A Deeper Look with Dr. Patrick McGrath

    Is it just a quirk or could it be Relationship OCD? This misunderstood form of OCD often masquerades as simple jealousy or relationship ups and downs, but there's much more beneath the surface. In this compelling episode, we dive into the intricacies of Relationship OCD, exploring:

    What exactly is Relationship OCD, and how does it differ from other types?The fine line between normal jealousy and this form of OCD.The impact of social media on our relationship insecurities.Early dating behaviors: Understanding ghosting through the lens of OCD.Strategies to support a partner dealing with OCD.Navigating the complexities of OCD when re-entering the dating scene.The effectiveness of Exposure and Response Therapy and its timeline for results.

    Join us as Dr. Patrick B. McGrath, a leading expert in OCD treatment and author, shares his profound insights. Whether you're struggling with OCD, supporting someone who is, or simply fascinated by human psychology, this episode offers valuable understanding and practical advice. Learn to distinguish between love and obsession, and discover approaches that respect cultural sensitivities towards therapy.

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  • Hey Besties! Today, we're diving into the full length of the second half of Violetta’s eye-opening interview with Mark Groves. Get ready for more insights and surprises!

    Are you more invested in your partner's life than your own Netflix queue? Do you find yourself constantly adjusting your mood thermostat based on someone else’s emotional weather? Buckle up as Violetta and Mark dissect what it means to be codependent, from obsessing over how others perceive us online to partnering up with someone who wouldn't cheer if you won the lottery. They will uncover the roots of codependency, explore the masquerade ball of personality masks—from the Perfectionist to the Damsel in Distress—and discuss why your life’s quality is basically the guest list of your personal relationship party. Tune in, and get entangled in the hilarious truths behind our relational binds! 

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro01:38 Is codependency a common challenge in many relationships?05:15 We are overly invested in the outcomes of other people09:38 How to identify codependency11:55 We aren’t built to handle people’s perception of us online15:56 Being in a relationship with a person who doesn’t celebrate you22:35 What is the root cause of codependency?28:03 The Perfectionist mask32:09 The Savior mask33:59 The Performer mask36:32 The Playboy/Playgirl mask38:52 The Good Guy/Good Girl mask41:31 The Damsel in Distress mask44:54 The Spiritual mask47:11 The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships51:21 Where can you find Mark? 

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  • Hey Besties! Today, Violetta welcomes Adrienne Everheart, a certified dating and relationship coach & feminine energy therapist who specializes in connecting women to their authentic self and creating the loving relationship they desire.

    In this sizzling session, Adrienne reveals the mystique of feminine allure and provides insightful strategies designed to empower women, whether they are healing from past heartaches or aiming to rekindle an old flame. Her advice is not just about attracting a partner—it's about igniting a deeper passion within yourself and radiating confidence. Whether you're mending a broken heart or setting the stage to lure back an ex with newfound allure, Adrienne equips you with the tools to confidently navigate the complexities of love and relationships. Join Violet and Adrienne for a transformative experience that will leave you inspired, informed, and invigorated to pursue your romantic endeavors with zest and wisdom.

    If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get TWO extra episodes every week on Wednesday and Saturday!

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    Episode Highlights:

    00:00 Intro

    01:49 How do I get my ex back?

    02:27 Biggest misconception about dating today

    05:44 Let the other person miss you

    07:10 The 4 irresistible qualities men crave

    15:05 What is love-starved?

    19:06 Words that men love to hear

    25:26 When should you say ‘Thank you’

    29:23 The ‘easy to be around energy’

    33:22 What does it mean to tap into your feminine energy

    36:07 Women get preferences confused by boundaries

    39:56 How do you express your expectation on the first date

    44:00 The difference between soft and dark feminine energy

    46:17 What does it mean to be in your dark feminine energy?

    48:32 Is your soft feminine energy intimidating men?

    49:42 Tap into your masculine energy

    51:08 Then there is a third energy - neutral

    55:05 How to drive men using your goddess feminine energy?

    58:35 Healing from a breakup

    01:02:12 You’re attracted to what you already have

    01:05:45 How do you make him miss you after a breakup?

    01:08:25 How do you get him back?

    01:12:59 The ABCs to get him back

    01:15:28 Putting your inner boy to work

    01:17:37 A real story about a long distance relationship that worked long-term

    01:21:14 How to get a man to chase you like he used to

    01:27:23 “I am irresistible to men”

    01:30:54 Show that you’re bored

    01:32:52 How to make him keep loving you

    01:34:52 How to protect your heart and not fall too fast

    01:36:58 How do you love yourself?

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  • Hello and welcome to my PREMIUM PODCAST!! Today you will get a glimpse of the Wednesday premium episode!!! To listen to the FULL episode and get AD FREE weekly plus TWO EXTRA episodes a week, go subscribe on https://almostadulting.supercast.com/

    On today's episode I discuss, Stagecoach, OCD, and my favourite quotes from my therapist! I also give you some advice, my favourite Kdrama's and my experience with finally getting back on dating apps! 

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  • Hey Besties! This episode is all about the highs, the lows, and the hilariously unexpected. Violet opens up about feeling a bit down and explores why sometimes, despite everything, it just seems like things won't get better. She discusses the simple joys of being happy and the importance of being present in those moments. But it’s not all about the downs; there’s an up when she talks about getting sponsored to go to Stagecoach—and yes, she’s going solo! Tune in for an episode filled with humor, vulnerability, and the kind of honest chat you’d only share with your closest friends!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro02:20 Maybe I was feeling a little low05:12 The most basic necessities we often forget06:45 Why it feels like it will never get better09:02 When I’m happy, I just take it in11:49 I took edibles before watching Dune16:43 I saw a Reddit post about me not going to Coachella 23:24 Getting sponsored to attend Stagecoach29:07 I’m going to Stagecoach by myself!   

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  • Hey Besties! Today, let's try something a little different. Violetta challenges AI to give intriguing insights it might offer on our everyday dilemmas. From practical tips on mustering the courage to reach out and effective breathing exercises to manage anxiety to quick mood-boosting activities, discovering happiness, and the best life advice ChatGPT can offer. Whether you're searching for a laugh, a cry, or a moment of inspiration, this episode promises to be as enlightening as it is entertaining.

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro01:19 Do you believe in God?03:32 Why am I crying for no reason?04:19 Getting advice from ChatGPT09:18 How do you get the courage to ask for help?12:13 Good breathing exercises when you’re anxious18:09 Quick and simple activities to improve your mood23:22 What do you do when you’re feeling down?26:07 What to do when you feel stuck and exhausted28:05 The best advice about life30:52 How important is human connection? 33:32 Best advice about finding happiness

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  • Hey Besties! Welcome to Benson Book Club! Today, Violetta will be reading from Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power - Law #9: Win Through Your Actions, Never Through Arguments. Discover why winning through your actions rather than arguments can lead to more meaningful victories and why saying less can actually get you more. Whether you're going through tricky social situations or just trying to get ahead in life, this episode is packed with wisdom to help you master the art of keeping it cool and collected. Tune in for less talk, more action!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro01:44 Win through your actions, not through arguments14:42 Always say less than necessary

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  • Hey Besties! It’s 2024 and we’re done being nice girls. Violetta breaks down the SECRET to dating men - getting him to commit and learning the difference between a nice girl and a b*tch.

    GIRLLL, all you ever did was take care of him, be nice to him, and put him on a pedestal, and now you don’t understand why you got dumped…well, maybe that IS the problem – you’re too nice! In this episode, Violetta teaches you how to stop being too available and how to become the b*tch that men will go crazy for. So get ready to be the main event and how you can make men work so hard for that front seat!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro04:01 What is a nice girl?06:22 What is a b*tch?07:13 Why do men prefer b*tches?08:30 Become a prize10:02 Men always want what they can’t have13:53 Conditions to set when dating15:51 The Madonna-Wh*re Complex17:02 The difference between a nice girl, a woman who acts like a b*tch, and an actual b*tch21:40 Men are scared to lose control and their freedom23:21 Men want to feel that you chose to be with them

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  • Hey Besties! Today is another Benson Book Club Tuesday! Let’s take another look at 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest - a collection of the author’s most beloved pieces of writing. Ever catch yourself thinking, "I don't know what I’m doing with my life"? You're not alone! In this episode, we dive into 20 signs that you're actually doing better than you think. We'll explore what it truly means to lead a good life, challenging societal metrics and embracing the idea that a great life is made up of a series of small, meaningful moments.

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    Episode Highlights:

    00:00 Intro

    01:28 “I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.”

    04:32 20 signs you’re doing better that you think you are

    11:32 How do we measure a good life?

    17:14 A great life a series of small moments put together

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  • Hello and welcome to my PREMIUM PODCAST!! Today you will get a glimpse from Saturay's premium podcast episode where we discuss how to handle conflict, especially for people who struggle with it. Hope you enjoy!

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  • Hey Besties! Today, we discuss the PSYCHOLOGY, the SCIENCE, and the SPIRITUALITY behind Success along with a few calls to actions to make it happen for you!!

    Let’s listen to some life lessons about what success truly means and unravel the paradox between failure and success, all with a dash of Violetta's flair. Discover actionable tips to halt self-sabotage and uncover traits common among successful people. We'll explore the synergy of passion and perseverance, why willpower isn't your only ally, the transformation from a fixed to a growth mindset, and how to ignite your motivation for success. Plus, don't miss our top tips for attracting success in your life!

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    Episode Highlights:

    00:00 Intro

    02:00 What does success mean to you?

    03:28 The failure and success paradox

    07:53 Tips to stop self sabotaging

    10:14 Quantum physics

    15:57 What do most successful people have in common?

    20:16 Passion and perseverance

    24:20 Don’t rely too much on willpower

    28:08 Switching from fixed mindset to a growth mindset

    30:30 Tips to get motivated to become successful

    32:56 Top tips to attract success

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  • Hello and welcome to the Violetta's diary series available on my PREMIUM PODCAST!! Where I share my random thoughts or CONFESSIONS with no cuts, no edits, no notes, no pre planning, no nothing. Just the two of us naked and honest with each other.

    Today we discuss some things I WOULD NEVER share on my regular podcast since I am afraid of a lawsuit or people coming for me so if you want to hear the full story, go listen and subscribe on  https://almostadulting.supercast.com/

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  • Hey Besties! Today, for another reading session of Benson Book Club, we will take a peek into How to Win Friends & Influence People written by Dale Carnegie - a book about ways to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking, and how to change people without arousing resentment.

    Together with Violetta, we get to hear practical tips on winning people over instantly, incredible stories of people who mastered the art of being likable, and how to arm yourself with six foolproof strategies to make a lasting impression and cultivate meaningful connections.  

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro01:26 How to make people like you instantly?07:36 The story of Hall Caine   11:37 “This is our dream house.”14:56 The judge who loves dogs16:29 Famous people still crave a little recognition22:33 Six ways to make people like you

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  • Hey Besties! We're diving headfirst into the complexities of self-sabotage. Why do we often self-sabotage? How do we snap out of the self-defeat funk? Embrace the beauty of failure, kick negative thinking to the curb, and discover 18 tips to boost your spirits. It's all about flipping the script, surrounding yourself with positive vibes, and quitting the blame game. Get ready to transform your perspective and sprinkle some fab into your life! 

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro01:20 Why do we self sabotage?04:02 How to stop this cycle of self defeat?07:05 Sometimes, failure is good11:39 When we sink into negative thinking our brain seeks to confirm it14:23 How do you stay motivated during hard times?19:48 How to change your perspective24:20 18 quick advice to cheer you up28:18 Surround yourself with positivity31:08 We often blame our circumstances     

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